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Continental To Fly EWR-DEL By Winter: Unofficial  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

I know this has been discussed before but it looks like after trying in 2002 but failed CO Airlines will start flights to India this winter.

Does anybody know if this flight will be operated with the 764 or 772? Will ths be a seasonal route and will have daily flights? Will this hurt Air Canada's new Toronto-Delhi non-stop flights. Also CO biggest alliance partner NW already flies to Delhi from Amsterdam. Will this do anything to the AMS-DEL route for NW since CO will fly there also non-stop.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=68176

This comes after Air India increased the flights on the DEL-CDG-EWR route making. AI offers more seats on the EWR-CDG route than any other airline.

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

The route will start on October 28th, it will be nonstop service to Delhi continuing on to Bombay. The route will be operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft. The 764 doesnt have the legs for this route, nor does the A330 (for those who like to bash the 764)

Jeremy


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

There has also been talk of an IAH-DEL one-stop (AMS, CDG, or LGW) if this route proves sucessful.

[Edited 2003-07-10 05:53:16]

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

There has also been talk of an IAH-DEL one-stop (AMS, CDG, or LGW) if this route proves sucessful.
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I would be surprised if this happens, it is a long long way and going via EWR would be easier than trying to work it through another country. If the flights ended up oversold everyday, I think you would see 2x daily from EWR before you would see a connection in Europe. I think you will probably see the flight number being a continuation from IAH anyways

Jeremy


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

3 points

a) To date CO has only applied for DEL slots, which should be a formality PROVIDED that CO is designated by the US DOT as one of the approved carriers to India. That step has not been initiated yet.

b) It is highly unlikely that CO will extend the flight to BOM, especially not at the hours they are seeking to operate. The international terminal in BOM is already operating above capacity at that hour and hence CO's slot application will likely be denied or modified to alternative hours (incompatible with DEL).

c) NW has not operated to DEL in 2 years.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

"The international terminal in BOM is already operating above capacity at that hour and hence CO's slot application will likely be denied or modified to alternative hours (incompatible with DEL)."

What hours are they seeking to operate? If its between 11 pm and 4 am, the main international terminal is certainly packed, but Air India's terminal never looks like its operating at full capacity, even with 2 744s departing back to back. Besides, isnt the large space in between the 2 terminals about to be opened again? Or is it the usual blunderbuss where the actual date will be sometime in the next century?

In any case, a nonstop to Delhi is fine, but having to meander around to the domestic terminal with ones luggage sounds awful if one is planning on travelling to another destination in India. Changing planes in Delhi isn't half as convenient as changing planes in Frankfurt or Amsterdam. And you avoid the risk of being eaten alive by a hungry escalator.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Actually Jaysit, Terminal II-C is now operating at higher capacity that Terminal II-A between 2230-0300 hrs on most days. Remember that in addition to AI, II-C is utilized by AF, SQ, TG, MH, SA, etc... as well - all of whom operate in that timeframe. Now that AI has the IC-operated spoke operations ex-BOM every night from II-C, there is already a gate shortage at peak hours. As for II-B, the only area closed is the entry/checkin area on landside. The airside area including physical gates has been amalgamated partly into II-C and partly into II-A.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Well today, the rumour is that Continental are now pulling out of flying this route at all. When I get more information, I will add it to this thread.

User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1740 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

747,
If CO does get this flight, will Air India also elect to fly non-stop to India from NYC? And would you guess it to be from JFK, or EWR?



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

Well today, the rumour is that Continental are now pulling out of flying this route at all

How "convenient"... didnt see that one coming  Big grin


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