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Topic # 198231 1-Jul-2016 11:35
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I had to laugh today - driving through town saw a bill board for an airline announcing its new trans Tasman alliance allows it to fly from Chch to Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne) non-stop.




Non-stop? As opposed to what? Ditching in the Tasman half way there? Not a lot of options other than non stop I would have thought




And yes - all you Asperger guys / gals out there, I do realise this means not via Auckland so please Don't tell me why I'm wrong finding this humorous. they really should have said 'direct' not non-stop. alright? so stop correcting me please.  ;)




Any other dumb ads or signage out there?








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  Reply # 1583992 1-Jul-2016 12:25
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No, they're actually right and they shouldn't have said direct rather tha non-stop. Direct in airline industry terms means from the origin to the destination while retaining the same flight number, even where there are stops on the way. An example of this is Air New Zealand NZ1 from London Heathrow to Auckland International with a stop at Los Angeles International. A non-stop flight means the same flight number and with no stops whatsoever.

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