TR1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 235 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2399 times:
I would think DTW would be the most likely base because they already have the India training and that the large number of commuters would appreciate the six-day trip. Would like to see it in BOS; however the small size of the base and its demographics would cause a problem staffing it. Most people based in BOS live there and prefer shorter trips.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3147 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
Will this be a daily flight? I sure hope so. Will there be good connections to other US cities from AMS? Or will one have to head to SEA and then switch flights? I'm glad this flight is 2 hours after the LH flight to FRA, the arrivals/departures halls would have been hosed with multiple wide bodies at the same time. I dread the day when the LH flight is delayed by 2 hours!
Would this be the first 333 at BLR? I think MH operates a 332 on this route, TG a 300, LH 343, SQ 777, GF 320 and UL a 320.
SEA-AMS-SEA is currently operated by a D10, I guess that's getting an upgrade to a 332 by the Winter schedule?
Seamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
actually, Jet, I heard that SEA based FAs will crew the BLR flight making it a 6 day flying out of SEA. I also heard that NW is filing to do either BLR-NRT or BOM-NRT making it possible for pax to do a round the world itinerary. Somehow AMS-DEL will return back to the red-tail from the blue tail. We'll see...
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3147 posts, RR: 9 Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
Quoting Seamefly (Reply 10): I also heard that NW is filing to do either BLR-NRT or BOM-NRT making it possible for pax to do a round the world itinerary
This would be way cool - BLR-NRT-SFO or BLR-AMS-NYC on NW 330s. I hope this comes through, it should give LH some competition out of BLR. The only reason LH is so heavily booked out of Bangalore is due to the fact that the flight originates in BLR. Most people don't like the service/seats on LH, and would be willing to try another carrier!
Given the O&D demand from BLR to the US, I don't think NW will have any problems filling their aircraft with both high yielding business pax, and lower yield/high volume VFR pax.
Seamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
May be India will become NW's hub-country It'll be very interesting to see. Considering we have a code-share with Jet Airways the additional int'l flight in/out of BLR will give a good feed to pax connecting domestically with Jet Airways.