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Winter Open Skies This Year Also In India  
User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Despite rumours of the winter open skies not happening due to liberalised bilaterals, it seems the Indian govt is going ahead this time too with some slight restrictions. November to March, airlines can bring in bigger capacity aircraft during the 5 months, however additional frequencies is only from December 01 to Jan 31 and not for the entire period.

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User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

That is good news. Despite all the increase in capacity, fares are still sky high for laggards like me who have not bought tickets yet.

That said, its pretty late in the game, I wonder other than EK who else is going to take advantage of this time around?


User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Quoting Sshank (Reply 1):
That said, its pretty late in the game, I wonder other than EK who else is going to take advantage of this time around

Who else other than QR?


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Has any airline announced increased services under this year's open-sky policy?


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User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Early days yet, but QR has already announcedg double daily to BOM in DEC and JAN.

User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

A friend of mine bought his LAX-BOM economy ticket on AI for $1850, leaving on Dec 16 and returning on Jan 2. This is the most he has ever paid for travel to India in December. He was getting a cheaper deal on Emirates but didn't want to fly them as he is uncomfortable flying through Middle East and dealing with a 2 stop flight.

User currently offlinePomnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

What's LAX-BOM economy like on the "over Pacific" one-stop routes? I think that would have been cheaper, currently 1100-1500 dollars.

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 5):
friend of mine bought his LAX-BOM economy ticket on AI for $1850, leaving on Dec 16 and returning on Jan 2. This is the most he has ever paid for travel to India in December


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

We have a revised Fog Schedule covering 15/12/2005-15/02/2006.
Fog at Del normally hits by Last week Dec or 1st week Jan.
Tough times for BOM.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 6):
What's LAX-BOM economy like on the "over Pacific" one-stop routes? I think that would have been cheaper, currently 1100-1500 dollars.

His agent quoted him even higher prices on SQ and MH. I think the fares you are quoting are for travel starting from India.


User currently offlinePomnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Please ask him to take a look at the non online carriers like Eva for all stations, Korean (for non-BOM), or even UA via Bangkok. All these airlines connect on to Indian Airlines (IC) for a lot of smaller airports in India (including PNQ w.e.f. 13th Dec'05) at overall rates which are cheaper than flying direct.

Yes, some of these low-rates are quoted from India, but you can ask for PTAs at a slightly higher cost for journeys originating elsewhere.

Good luck.

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8):
His agent quoted him even higher prices on SQ and MH. I think the fares you are quoting are for travel starting from India.


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