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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Seems rather odd ....wheels falling off at AIR?

    Hundman, an assistant professor at NYU's Shanghai campus, told the Herald the flight took off from Auckland as scheduled close to midnight last night but "midway through our flight, the pilot informs us that Chinese authorities had not given this plane permission to land, so we needed to turn around. A permitting issue, supposedly," he says.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202409
    This is bad and would annoy a lot of passengers. Spending what, 10 hours in the AIR to fly from Auckland to Auckland !?!?

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    Maybe its all political and Jacinda needs to talk to her Chinese contacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Leopard View Post
    So nothing special about Air New Zealand - they can be as bad as any other airline as frequently as any other airline:

    Air NZ flight debacle traps passengers on Christchurch tarmac in 5-hour flight 'shambles'
    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Seems rather odd ....wheels falling off at AIR?

    Hundman, an assistant professor at NYU's Shanghai campus, told the Herald the flight took off from Auckland as scheduled close to midnight last night but "midway through our flight, the pilot informs us that Chinese authorities had not given this plane permission to land, so we needed to turn around. A permitting issue, supposedly," he says.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202409
    Apparently more frequently than any other airline then...
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    Very bad week for AIR with 2 out of approx. 2,000 flights proving to have inconvenienced passengers. OMG the wheels are falling off and the sky is falling in lol Obviously a slow week in the N.Z.media with more meaningful news. I guess Australian media don't bother reporting JetStar's and Virgin's fiasco's because the public get bored with reading about the same repetitive thing day in and day out... every day and that's before we even start talking about the truly woeful reliability of Tiger airlines...just look at the shockingly low respect the travelling public have for them https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tiger-airways
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    To change the subject entirely is anyone else thinking "Pavlov's Dog" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Leopard View Post
    To change the subject entirely is anyone else thinking "Pavlov's Dog" ?
    You'll need to explain further, SL. eg, whose reflex action in response to what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Leopard View Post
    To change the subject entirely is anyone else thinking "Pavlov's Dog" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    Very bad week for AIR with 2 out of approx. 2,000 flights proving to have inconvenienced passengers. OMG the wheels are falling off and the sky is falling in lol Obviously a slow week in the N.Z.media with more meaningful news. I guess Australian media don't bother reporting JetStar's and Virgin's fiasco's because the public get bored with reading about the same repetitive thing day in and day out... every day and that's before we even start talking about the truly woeful reliability of Tiger airlines...just look at the shockingly low respect the travelling public have for them https://www.productreview.com.au/listings/tiger-airways
    Couldn't agree more with your sentiments. Easy headline click bait material for the Herald, lets bash the national carrier, any outrage will do, esp when there's little other news. From other passengers sounds as though nobody was 'losing their minds' & the captain & cabin crew were highly communicative & did everything they could to make people comfortable in a difficult situation which was no fault of the airline. Do people really expect airlines to compensate all the passengers for lost work, taxis etc when a situation arises where the airline has to put safety first. Sometimes I think our social welfare system is producing such a sense of entitlement in this country. It's an airline for Gods sake, not the Dept of Social Welfare! Apologies in advance for my little rant, but compared to experiences I've had on American let alone other airlines (& don't even get me started on never again Jetstar) Air NZ did a good job looking after those pax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Beagle associates Holden with excellence
    They're right up there with Rolls Royce lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    They're right up there with Rolls Royce lol
    Just one thing to note Rodger... AIRs new A321's also have 29" seat pitch for some of the economy rows... Pitch varies between 33"-29"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny1 View Post
    Just one thing to note Rodger... AIRs new A321's also have 29" seat pitch for some of the economy rows... Pitch varies between 33"-29"
    Probably made them narrower as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny1 View Post
    Just one thing to note Rodger... AIRs new A321's also have 29" seat pitch for some of the economy rows... Pitch varies between 33"-29"
    Variable pitch in the A320's too. Pays to ante up another $10 for a better window seat with better pitch in my opinion, ($15 extra on an ancient Jetheap A320)
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    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202787
    Hmmmm... I would hope that whoever is in charge of obtaining the necessary approval faces very serious disciplinary action over this. Cost of this aborted flight must surely run into a six figure sum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202787
    Hmmmm... I would hope that whoever is in charge of obtaining the necessary approval faces very serious disciplinary action over this. Cost of this aborted flight must surely run into a six figure sum.
    Prob just a dont do that again talking to ......and probably will still get next year’s bonus
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Prob just a dont do that again talking to ......and probably will still get next year’s bonus
    Could just be China making a point.

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