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AI To Add More Flights To London, LAX And ORD  
User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 7445 times:

It seems that AI is going to add the long rumoured additional flights to London, LAX, ORD.

http://www.airindia.com/article.asp?articleid=255

http://www.airindia.com/article.asp?articleid=256




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User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 7427 times:

As our new Triple sevens come into service in December they might be taking these additional flight to London and US.


Happy Landing
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 7424 times:

Yeah! Three flights on my favorite permanent leg: (Lax)-FRA-DEL!! So I will see the 777 soon!!!!!!  Love Cool!

One more question: Why (the h--l) do they introduce more terminator flights BOM-LON? Is the load so great that, despite competition, they will have full loads? Why not secondary cities like BLR, HYD etc.. man, this 'Mumbaimania' (sorry Sean and Jason  Innocent ) stops AI's growth in other sectors..


User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

They could possibly be night departures from London.




Worlds Only Reputable Airline Air India! Some Of The Least: BA, Jet (9w), Kingfisher!
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7387 times:

This is good news-well atleast now that they have put it on their site we know for sure that the 777s are a certainity.

one thing i want to clarify from the article is that are they 10 new frequencies in all from mumbai to london[5+5]


'Mumbaimania' (sorry Sean and Jason ) stops AI's growth in other sectors
Hey Subin, forgot me


User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7380 times:

Why does most of the International carriers Depart and Arrive BOM during the night.


Happy Landing
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7365 times:

generally because they arrive in europe at morning hours for better connectivity,etc.
Also i heard that the rates or whatever are cheaper at night for international carriers


User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 7331 times:

Does every carriers have to pay over flying charges when they fly over different Countries? Is there a difference in these charges for Day and Night flights?


Happy Landing
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7299 times:

Why does most of the International carriers Depart and Arrive BOM during the night.

I heard gossip that it even has to do something with payload or so.. i.e. night landings are 'more convenient' - can someone confirm/reject this?


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Does every carriers have to pay over flying charges when they fly over different Countries? Is there a difference in these charges for Day and Night flights

Payload must get zapped taking off from the likes of BOM in the height of summer.Plus,you have to factor in the connecting traffic to flights to the US/Canada.


User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 7184 times:

Thanx for the info Donder10.


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User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

The Maintenance Training for B777-200ER tender gives some indication as to the start of the 777 in AI fleet.

http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/LM%20_%20B777%20_%209260.html

It seems that 2 777 are coming in December. I thought it was only going to be one.



Worlds Only Reputable Airline Air India! Some Of The Least: BA, Jet (9w), Kingfisher!
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

Donder10: Since BOM is at sea leavel, it shouldn't be that bad and since the 777-200ER has great range and the flights usually leave at night when it's cooler, I don't they will have too many problems with payload restricitons.

Very nice to see that this is a step closer to reality!

Will probably do a weekend trip to LHR; there on PK 777 and back on AI 777 in Feb04 or so.

Take Care

The777Man



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 6916 times:

Are these flights even in AI's winter schedule?

Or are these pronouncements just wishful thinking?


User currently offlineBDSTAFF From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 6907 times:

Is this part of the thing where VS, BA, BD and AI were applying for the new services from LON-India, have AI won?

User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

hahahah im with Mrniji....... everything is out of mumbai..... where half the traffic are us non mumbaiites who have no other choice BUT to fly through mumbai because of our lovely indian government......
cant wait to see the 777 tho



eP007
User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

Is BOM having the highest air traffic movement in India. If so why almost all airliners prefer to fly via BOM, Is it due to the geographical location of BOM that its Unavoidable or is it because VABB has the best of the facilities available in India?Or does it have anything to do with the Bombay Lobby?Just asked out of curiosity  Smile

George



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

Are these flights even in AI's winter schedule? Or are these pronouncements just wishful thinking?

The latter for now.

But that will change in the next week or two.


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 6794 times:

Finally, LH is getting some real competition on their LAX-FRA flights. We really need more ops to Europe that are not from a given country's flag carrier (with the exception for LHR).


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 6755 times:

"Is BOM having the highest air traffic movement in India. If so why almost all airliners prefer to fly via BOM, Is it due to the geographical location of BOM that its Unavoidable or is it because VABB has the best of the facilities available in India?Or does it have anything to do with the Bombay Lobby?Just asked out of curiosity."

Its because its the best city in India  Smile

Yes, its dirty, crowded, etc etc etc and, yes, the airport is a dump. But its still one of the most cosmopolitan and fun cities on the planet !


User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 6741 times:

What about Toronto? Have we been passed on yet again?

With only 2 777's coming in Decemeber, and these newly announced flights, I take it that I won't see AI here this year.  Crying



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 6700 times:

Is BOM having the highest air traffic movement in India. If so why almost all airliners prefer to fly via BOM, Is it due to the geographical location of BOM that its Unavoidable or is it because VABB has the best of the facilities available in India?Or does it have anything to do with the Bombay Lobby?Just asked out of curiosity

We should not forget it to be the basis of the AI headquarters and the wonderful control pf the trade unions by Shiv S, who probably lobby in big extent for BOM..

the airport is a dump.

Signed by me, too.. especially the non-AI terminal


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month ago) and read 6676 times:

I was hoping they would have sent their 777 to ORD. But I guess we have enough 777s coming into ORD. But it would be nice to see a 777 in AI colors.

User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

Here is some more information

http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/LM_B777_9300.html




Worlds Only Reputable Airline Air India! Some Of The Least: BA, Jet (9w), Kingfisher!
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6553 times:

Ba777-236, from a reliable source;

The SFO flights may not materialize immediately because there exists a need to amend the current USA-India bilateral. You may see AI transfer the 772 to a Toronto YYZ flight as the Canada-India bilateral is in place and can be started quickly.

Word of caution, this IS India afterall so anything could happen  Big grin

Cheers,
Kaz



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25 Jasepl : If Bombay's a dump, then what do you Northerners think Dilly is? Utopia? Fact is, thousands upon thousands of people flock to the West every day. I do
26 Airish : It seems that from the press release done by AI and the tender documents issued that the 777s will be flying to Heathrow and LAX via FRA. This could b
27 AirbusfanYYZ : AI to YYZ would probably be through MAN or BHX. Cheers, Kaz
28 Post contains images Mrniji : So no more Bombay bashing, okay? Not agreed Also they have not stated in the press release which city the additional ORD will go via to make ORD daily
29 Vimanav : Signed by me, too.. especially the non-AI terminal Despite my new found hate for BOM (exactly 12 days old for those who have been following my ranting
30 Post contains links Airish : Mrniji if you read this article then you will see that V. Thulasidas has said that Heathrow is a good option. This was for flights to YYZ. http://www.
31 Jasepl : Moreover, since Indian citizens need a transit visa even if the flights are only stopovers in LON (ridiculess.. sidenote: I hope India retaliates in c
32 Post contains images Mrniji : Not very sure, whether you are right, Jasepl.. there is some funny regulation that a transit visa is needed. PK had trouble, AI too,.. will find out w
33 Post contains images Stealthpilot : Other airports will catch up.... no doubt. Bombay is the financial center; it is the most cosmopolitan, and the largest airport. However I don’t mea
34 Jaysit : "Other airports will catch up.... no doubt." Indian airports are even worse than . . . You guessed it . . . Pakistani airports. Needless to say, there
35 Jasepl : BOM is the preferred destination for BLR and HYD passengers because they don’t have a choice. All international flights from these cities are always
36 Vimanav : Indian airports are even worse than . . . You guessed it . . . Pakistani airports. Actually Jaysit, Pakistani airports are absolutely world-class espe
37 Post contains links Airish : It looks like AI is getting the 777 as there is now a flight listed on AI website http://www.airindia.com as AI161 from India and AI160 to India. When
38 Mrniji : People, agreed that BOM has great demand.. I am just interested how the airport and pax structures are changed once the airports are refurbished and o
39 Mrniji : Why don't they intend to use the 777 for LON-AMD, more often than twice a week? I know demand is super-high, but it would do the airport good if it on
40 Indianguy : This whole BOM fixation is because AI, at one time Indias only "international" airline was built around BOM, so all feeder flights operate into there.
41 Kkfla737 : It's unfortunate because Air India despite the good fares and excellent flight timings isn't an option for many traveling from the USA to South India.
42 Jr : While its nice to see AI getting the 777s, I tend to agree with the sentiment of needing to open up places like COK, BLR, and MAA to more internationa
43 Jaysit : I thought AI did have a decent hub and spoke operation for flights to BLR and MAA through BOM. The last time I flew into BOM on an AI flight from EWR,
44 Indianguy : are AI planning on flying the 777 on any shorter crew training flights within India before they begin the long haul training flights to Europe? This
45 Post contains images Behramjee : Like Vimanav said and having been to LHE-KHI-BOM airports myself, I can safely assert that the facilities and atmosphere of the LHE and KHI airports a
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