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Air India To SFO In 05'  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 6580 times:

I just read a report in the Economic Times that Air India is planning flights to San Francisco when it get's it's A340-300's. I think it's great that Air India is finally looking to the west coast of the US for expansion (it should have happned a long time ago), but I don't' understand why isn't Air India looking into perhaps flying to Vancouver? Obviously Los Angles and San Francisco have HUGE Indian communities but so does Vancouver.

Also, it looked like the article said some of the flights will be also operated with the A343.

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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 6498 times:

I knew it. That what I said in the thread about them getting the A340. SFO must have been in the works. Its the perfect size.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 6495 times:

I read the same Economic Times article and unfortunately its the typical uninformed crap from them. It's been a long time since I've seen anything accurate from them.

Sit back and relax, 'cos these guys love jumping to conclusions more than our teenagers on airliners.net do!

[Edited 2004-05-25 00:55:20]

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 6458 times:

Yeah, the Ecotimes were not the most trustful source in the past  Smile Many assumptions w/o base... Btw Here is the link to the article:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/696015.cms

One question:

It had signed an agreement early this month for taking two 747-400s on lease

Whom did AI lease the 744s from? KE again?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

Awesome!
It's always good to hear of new A340 service to SFO.  Smokin cool

So far, all we get is Air France and Air Philippines.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 6385 times:

I agree with the thought of taking this news report with a grain of salt. There have been many occasions where local news reports regarding new air service has been grossly over blown and plain incorrect. Like I said before, I don't believe anything until those wheels hit the runway.


John@SFO
User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

Superfly,
It's Phillipine Airlines. BTW we also get:
EVA Air
Lufthansa
British Air
Virgin
KLM
Singapore Air
Cathay Pacific
China Air
Air China etc etc.

BUT having Air-India would be AWESOME  Smile





User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 6338 times:

744:
I was talking about A340 service to SFO.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 6297 times:

744...I think Superfly ment A340 carriers into SFO.British/KLM/Eva Don't have A340 and I have never seen China Airlines or Air China bring them into San Francisco, nor do I see them in the near future. To much cargo revenue here.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

I have heard this rumor before. I have heard they will be via AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA, but will originate in BGL (Bangalore). I hope there is some truth to this article, but only time will tell. AI at SFO would be an awesome sight.

-Copa


User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 6203 times:

Sorry about that. I think CX used to operate with A340's as well.

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

LH still operates A340's to SFO, albeit they are A346 not A343 or 342. I hope we see SQ's A345 here as well soon.

-Copa


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

This is indeed very good news for SFO.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

Copaair737:
Are you sure?
I still see there 747-400s flying over my house.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

LH uses their 747-400 on their Frankfurt run and A340-600 on their Munich run.


John@SFO
User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6112 times:

I heard a rumor that Air India was trying to come into to DFW once the new terminal is open. Can any one shed any light on that.



User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 6105 times:

I love Air India's expansion and their coming out to be a bigger, better airline. They already are on par with many international airlines and hopefully they can continue to expand their route network! As it is, they are serving LAX!!! Maybe I would've tried them, but in June I will be taking Thai Airways to India - but I'm sure the Air India service would no doubt be awesome!

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineIndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

More news to this affect , just read somewhere that AI also plans to start BOM-CPH-LAS and increase frequency to ORD via JFK. the CPH-LAS route would be flown by 773's/333's which AI plans to lease pretty soon. As and when this is done more routes will be opened up to AI . More in the pipe line are ORD-DEL and ORD-BOM non stops besides JFK-DEL and JFK-BOM non stops.Think united was planning to start ORD DEL non stops pre 9/11 , AI just started working on it.
AI has already started the LAX service ,I am hoping that this will be turned into a non stop as well. Since AI is already picking up roughly 2 744's a year a lot of routes will tend to open up , South America is also definitely on the map. Sean would probably know more about this .....

Go AI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

I heard that AI’s impressed with the success of NW’s BOM-MSP route (which stops in AMS) as well as IcelandAir’s KEF-MSP flight and will soon announce BOM-KEF-MSP. The flights will operate with Boeing 767-400ER, an aircraft in which AI will become the third operator of (although I’m not certain if these planes will be new-builds or ex/leased-CO/DL.)

User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 6030 times:

IndianFlyboy,

CPH-LAS route would be flown by 773's/333's

Come on now, if you are going to lie, do it correctly. It has to be an A330-200, not A330-300!

JFK-DEL/BOM are definitely gonna happen. Why else would they want the A340? It could never be to start service to smaller cities. Air India is too good for that.

Personally I think Air India should fly BOM-FCO-MXP-PRG-ZRH-GVA-MUC-AMS-MAN-YYZ-YUL-IAD-PHL-ATL-MIA-DFW-IAH-SFO-YVR.

Also someone should look into non stop service to Fiji. Still Air India is an airline behind the times. Just think, they have no PTV's. They are horrible. What kind of airline has no PTV's? Sheesh. Will Air India ever fall off the Flinstones wagon?

SR 103


User currently offlineIndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

Hey Industrialpate,

Dint realize 764's were also in the pipeline , wonder what the fleet is going to look like , 764's , 773's 333's, wonder which one finally comes in . Actually even I heard abt the BOM-KEF-MSP routes and I think AMD-KEF would also follow this route. The Gujrati population in KEF is definitely a force to reckon with so it definitely makes sense.And AI does have 5th freedom in KEF so it wud be able to take local's plus the Gujjus to MSP as well. Finally someone started thinking in AI. Like I said in my previous post GO AI !!  Smile

Regards


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

I think that MSP, and even LAS to some extent are a little far fetched. The 340 BOM-SFO route is believable though, with the giant Indian community in Northern California. That is not to say that MSP and LAS won't happen, but I would see SFO and even YVR coming before either of those two cities. Even IAH would be more probable.

-Copa


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

these guys love jumping to conclusions more than our teenagers on airliners.net do

Judging by the preceding posts, I stand corrected.  Insane


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

IndianFlyboy,

Yup! But I wonder if they'll pick a new livery for their B764-400ER? I don't care for their current livery...


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User currently offlineIndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

Ah my 100th post , maybe i shud start a self gloss thread abt it in Non Av like all the others  Smile , or maybe not .... I think the livery would be the current one with a black radome , dont think AI is going to go back to the new livery turned old  Smile . There was some news that AI would probably change its livery for the new aircrafts which come in , obivously an exercise on the part of AI to change its look and feel. With all those routes being added plus more coming up in Africa and Europe , AI will be seen everywhere , Sean and Industrialpate , heard anything about the talks on flying to Africa ? think those would be serviced by the 310's or if they are replaced by the 333's .

Regards


25 Jcs17 : I heard a rumor that Air India was trying to come into to DFW once the new terminal is open. Can any one shed any light on that. Yeah, it was reported
26 Post contains images IndianFlyboy : And more stuff coming in , with the government in India being supported by the leftists , there are moves to appease them with AI flights out of CCU.
27 Behramjee : Im not surprised that DFW sent a delegation to India to court AI as DFW has lost PIA and CHINA AIRLINES to IAH-HOUSTON. DFW having AI will be a huge b
28 BN747 : AI has already started the LAX service.... Ummm... no they haven't.. they start on Jun 11th.. I've been keeping an eye on that date. And have met some
29 IndianFlyboy : Behramjee , you are absolutely correct , 343's with their range will indeed be ideal for South Africa and Australia. Actually with talks about the 764
30 744 : Who's going to handle AI at LAX. Is it Swissport?
31 Post contains images Mrniji : I think that MSP, and even LAS to some extent are a little far fetched. Why... everything is possible With Air India Keep this giggles going, guys
32 Post contains images Solnabo : Anyone heard the song "I heard a roumor" with Bananarama?????? Well, I thought so Micke//SE
33 Post contains images Mrniji : Anyone heard the song "I heard a roumor" with Bananarama?????? I only know Cruel Summer and Robert de Niro's waiting Who's going to handle AI at LAX.
34 Post contains images RayChuang : LH is already flying the A340-600 to SFO from MUC? That was fast. But getting back on topic, if AI does fly to SFO with the A340-300 my guess is that
35 Mrniji : But getting back on topic, if AI does fly to SFO with the A340-300 my guess is that they route it DEL-SFO non-stop eastbound and SFO-ANC-DEL westbound
36 Post contains images 744 : Mrniji, Who's going to handle AI at LAX. Is it Swissport? Aren't they also doing it in ORD?? I would like to find out about LAX, rather than ORD
37 Post contains images Mrniji : Mrniji, Who's going to handle AI at LAX. Is it Swissport? I have no clue , but sure someone else has the insiderknowledge here!
38 Nwacrew : Where will the Air India flight to Los Angeles stop enroute? And will it originate in Delhi, or Mumbai?
39 Post contains images Mrniji : Where will the Air India flight to Los Angeles stop enroute? And will it originate in Delhi, or Mumbai? The route is BOM-Fra-LAX, 3/7, to be increased
40 WindowSeat : Nwacrew, Current schedule is BOM-Frankfurt-LAX and back. cheers
41 Lutfi : Because you are also a sad little wannabe who gets his oats by passing on gossip from his parents? That would be my guess
42 Texdravid : Air India to DFW???? Get real!!! Please, the stupid bureacrats who run the airport can't even get KLM or AF for crying out loud!! They have to be the
43 Post contains images Sas767 : IndianFlyboy, Do you have a more specific source regarding the BOM-CPH-LAS rumour? It's one of those I will put in the category "I believe it when I s
44 Mrniji : Do you have a more specific source regarding the BOM-CPH-LAS rumour? This will never, ever happen, don't worry...
45 StarCruiser : Maybe I am missing something important, but why would AI want to fly to LAS? Is there a major Indian population there? I could see virtually anywhere
46 Mrniji : Maybe I am missing something important, but why would AI want to fly to LAS? Is there a major Indian population there? I could see virtually anywhere
47 Post contains images Sas767 : Mrniji - I think you're right on this one Anyway I see a potential for a route between India and Copenhagen. Until right after 9/11 SAS was operating
48 Mrniji : Yes, I took that flight (B767), it was one of the best options because it had a day time arrival and also had good rates, and last but not least is a
49 DIJKKIJK : "CPH-LAS route would be flown by 773's/333's Come on now, if you are going to lie, do it correctly. It has to be an A330-200, not A330-300!" AFAIK, AI
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