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Sahara Delhi-Chicago In Winter 2005  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

As per an article in Economics Times, Sahara in alliance with UA, has been granted permission by Govt. of India to start Delhi-Chicago in winter of 2005.
This may be old news, but there seems to be real progress in terms of having approvals in place. Delhi residents have one more option to connect one-stop to LAX/SFO/IAH/IAD and many other cities.

The article also mentions fares of Rs 35,000(about US $800) for India-USA. Is that off peak and only on likes of AI? Does anyone know?

Excerpts from the article:
Air Sahara has been allowed to start a daily flight between Delhi and Chicago under a code-share agreement with United Airways. Under this agreement, Sahara can start Chicago operations from the winter of 2005, the official said.
Air Sahara plans to have a joint marketing initiative with United for the India-US flights, under which tickets on the Delhi-Chicago sector would be sold through a common network and revenues and costs shared between the two carriers. This will mark United's return to the Indian skies nearly three years after it flew out of the country.

Link:http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1131009.cms

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User currently offlineBandA From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

UA will have NO shortage of pax from/to delhi but personally i will pass. With asian carriers providing far superior service (atleast JAL from personal experience) who needs UA's crappy service (speaking again from personal experience)

however, as a Aviation fan I do wish good luck to UA and Sahara.



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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Neat- UA has substantial feed into ORD to help the Sahara flight fly full every day and give passengers one more option to connect to India. How will the arrival in Delhi time with connections onward to Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore among others?

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32609 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Delhi will soon have non-stops to Chicago, Newark, and Toronto, but Mumbai will have no North American services, even though Mumbai is typically the stronger yielding market. I wonder who will be first with a USA/Canada-Mumbai non-stop. It don't think it is far off. Oh well, ye to hai.


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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
The article also mentions fares of Rs 35,000(about US $800) for India-USA. Is that off peak and only on likes of AI? Does anyone know?

more fundamental! is it one way or round trip. Can't believe my eyes that $800 can be round trip.
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
I wonder who will be first with a USA/Canada-Mumbai non-stop. It don't think it is far off. Oh well, ye to hai.

Isn't CO expected to fly EWR-BOM direct..or is it to DEL?
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 5):
't CO expected to fly EWR-BOM direct..or is it to DEL?

It's Delhi, I think Oct 1st.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 4):
more fundamental! is it one way or round trip. Can't believe my eyes that $800 can be round trip.

It has to be round trip. I just saw an ad for US$ 830 for RT to BOM, and US $890 for RT to MAA from LAX in one of the ethnic weekly paper in Los Angeles. It doesn't mention the airline though.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting Kkfla737 (Reply 2):
How will the arrival in Delhi time with connections onward to Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore among others?

For this to work, they should try to bring their flight into Delhi by 3.00 am and provide onward connections to BOM/MAA/BLR/HYD between 6.00 and 8.00 a.m. I am not sure if Sahara has these departure times though.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32609 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 5):

Isn't CO expected to fly EWR-BOM direct..or is it to DEL?

No, they will start Newark-Delhi in November. Originally, it was going to be Newark-Mumbai, and it was to launch in November 2004. It even had the same flight number (CO 82/83) as the Newark-Delhi service will have.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
Originally, it was going to be Newark-Mumbai, and it was to launch in November 2004. It even had the same flight number (CO 82/83) as the Newark-Delhi service will have.

Do they have an aircraft which can fly EWR-BOM non-stop? The 777 ER that they plan to use for DEL may have difficulty making it to EWR from BOM on return.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32609 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 10):

Do they have an aircraft which can fly EWR-BOM non-stop? The 777 ER that they plan to use for DEL may have difficulty making it to EWR from BOM on return.

That may be one of the issues, though EWR-BOM is still shorter than EWR-HKG. However, because of the fact that a Newark-Bombay route can avoid overflying the Himalayas, I was under the impression it is actually an easier route for a twin-engine to fly.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
Delhi will soon have non-stops to Chicago, Newark, and Toronto, but Mumbai will have no North American services, even though Mumbai is typically the stronger yielding market. I wonder who will be first with a USA/Canada-Mumbai non-stop. It don't think it is far off. Oh well, ye to hai.

Aircraft range is an issue for non stop service to BOM. If Jet were to get the two A345s from EK, then they should be the first to fly non stop to BOM, most likely from EWR. If not, then AI with their 772LRs, perhaps in 2007.


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