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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:06 AM
matt weber
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The decision was made to fly the Boeing 747-400 back to Auckland with
only the 13 crew and in-flight service director on board. An airline
spokesman said the cost of flying the aircraft home without passengers
would have been "up to $50,000".


Somebody's arithmetic is more than a bit suspect... Two ways of
looking at this, but for starters, it is a 6500 mile mission, so about
12 hours, and about 240,000 pouns of Jet A, or about 37,000 gallons,
at current rates that is about 33,000USD just for the fuel. That says
nothing about landing fees, maintenance, or anything else.

The other way is to look at NZ's ASM cost. It is about 11 US cents,
and that puts the price at about 280,000USD.

Either way, NO WAY IT CAN BE DONE FOR ONLY $50,000



Mr Sims said the passengers due to fly on NZ3 would have experienced
delays of up to four hours.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydispl...ection=general


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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:34 AM
James Robinson
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matt weber wrote:

NO WAY IT CAN BE DONE FOR ONLY $50,000


I bet the hold was filled with cargo. That revenue would offset some, if
not all, of the cost.
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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:36 AM
Raffi Balmanoukian
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in article , James Robinson at
wrote on 2/29/04 10:34 PM:

matt weber wrote:

NO WAY IT CAN BE DONE FOR ONLY $50,000


I bet the hold was filled with cargo. That revenue would offset some, if
not all, of the cost.


not on that little notice.

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Old March 1st, 2004, 03:36 AM
Raffi Balmanoukian
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Mr Sims said the passengers due to fly on NZ3 would have experienced
delays of up to four hours.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydispl...tion=news&t h
esubsection=general



Assuming AKL was their final destination. For those making connections it
could be heavens-knows-what

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Old March 1st, 2004, 07:25 AM
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Air NZ crew heads home alone after LA suicide

25.02.2004
By LOUISA CLEAVE


Gee. What a precious lot. I guess they will need counseling on some
sunny beach for a month before they return to work.
Talk about a pampered group of workers.


Some of the crew were prepared to work the flight, but it was Air NZ
management that sent them all home on an empty plane...
Sending the aircraft back to NZ empty would have cost Air NZ a lot more that
just the crew's wages they paid out...

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Old March 1st, 2004, 08:41 AM
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"steve" wrote in message
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The safety of passengers could have also been at stake.....given how
distracted the cabin crew could/would have been.


Yeah it would be fun if the pilot and co-pilot relived the experience of a
corpse splashing on the windscreen during a flight.

Good idea to bring them home


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Old March 1st, 2004, 09:27 AM
John Ewing
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"Raffi Balmanoukian" a
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Mr Sims said the passengers due to fly on NZ3 would have experienced
delays of up to four hours.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydispl...tion=news&t h
esubsection=general



Assuming AKL was their final destination. For those making connections it
could be heavens-knows-what


Keep it in perspective - this was a one-off. Bad weather and aircraft
equipment defects cause thousands of flight delays and cancellations every
year.

As a passenger I certainly would expect a cancellation in the circumstances.
I am sure ANZ would have made a considerable effort to assist those affected
by the cancellation of the flight.

John


 




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