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# 243406 10-Dec-2018 18:50
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I understand the strike will affect outgoing flights to everywhere.

 

BUT...

 

How likely is it that the planned strike will prevent international incoming flights for that day??

 

 





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  # 2142704 10-Dec-2018 18:50
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  # 2142708 10-Dec-2018 18:59
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I'd hate to be an Air NZ staff member stuck overseas when your crew just "Strike" 
Surely it would only affect certain crews that are non essential and still allow flights back to NZ?

If it was a company wide strike, imagine the ground fee's they would incur from leaving planes on ramps for hours on end and the ATC they will royally P.O..... Seems like a really bad bad idea union.. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2142721 10-Dec-2018 19:29
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It would depend on where that flight has come from. The real world reality is it would result in a near full shutdown of the airline for 24 hours.

 

 


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  # 2142768 10-Dec-2018 21:08
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Coil:

I'd hate to be an Air NZ staff member stuck overseas when your crew just "Strike" 
Surely it would only affect certain crews that are non essential and still allow flights back to NZ?


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I've moved my flight to the 20th to avoid. Fortunately I can change my plans and the ticket is flexi.  

 

It would suck if you had to travel on that day. Imagine being a family booked to travel non-flexi on that day for xmas etc.  IIRC travel insurance generally doesn't cover industrial action.

 

Going to be chaos if it goes ahead.





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  # 2142890 11-Dec-2018 07:42
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I have family arriving from overseas on Dec21, on flights that depart on Dec20.

 

Not easy to change at this stage.





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  # 2142915 11-Dec-2018 08:21
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kiwifidget:

 

I have family arriving from overseas on Dec21, on flights that depart on Dec20.

 

Not easy to change at this stage.

 

 

Are they flying AIRNZ?

 

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One is definitely AirNZ (NZ80), the other is SQ4248, but it says on the itinerary "operated by AirNZ NZ176".

 

I've never had to deal with a cancelled flight before. What usually happens? Do the airline just fly you out the next day or is your flight forever never going to happen?

 

 





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kiwifidget:

 

One is definitely AirNZ (NZ80), the other is SQ4248, but it says on the itinerary "operated by AirNZ NZ176".

 

 

They might not be arriving then as that is a codeshare flight

 

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  # 2142947 11-Dec-2018 09:00
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woops, I got a bit wrong.

 

SQ4248 leaves Dec20, arrives Dec21

 

NZ80 leaves HKG Dec21 arrives Dec22

 

 





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  # 2143637 11-Dec-2018 21:26
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Engineers have voted to strike on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd December.

 

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/378052/air-nz-engineers-vote-to-strike-for-three-days-next-week

 

I don't think they're going to have much public support for their cause after that action.


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Unfortunately, my mother in law is already here...






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  # 2143697 11-Dec-2018 22:53
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kiwifidget:

 

I've never had to deal with a cancelled flight before. What usually happens? Do the airline just fly you out the next day or is your flight forever never going to happen?

 

 

If a flight is cancelled, you will be offered a seat on the next available service. Remember though that December 21st is their busiest day of the year so next available flight might not be on the day of intended traffic. Sometimes they may also offer an alternate option (e.g. HLZ to WLG was cancelled, was offered bus to AKL, and then a flight from there).


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  # 2143740 12-Dec-2018 06:52
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It would depend on where that flight has come from. The real world reality is it would result in a near full shutdown of the airline for 24 hours.


 



72 hrs now!




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It would depend on where that flight has come from. The real world reality is it would result in a near full shutdown of the airline for 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 



72 hrs now!

 

Yip. It's now at the point where it's Labour's problem - the impact of a 72hr shutdown is almost unfathomable. You're talking about probably 150,000+ people who would face serious disruption to their Xmas plans and many who will not make it to their destination for Xmas should the strike go ahead.

 

Labour will be the ones who feel the fallout - which is why I've never believed the strike would actually happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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