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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 40  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7252 times:

GoM to meet on Indian, Air-India merger. No retrenchment of employees expected.
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/gom-to-m...ndian-airindia-merger/30686-7.html

Quotes:
A Committee of Secretaries (CoS) has given its suggestions on the merger which would be done under the guidance of the GoM headed by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee. The Civil Aviation Ministry wants the merger process to begin by April 1, and before that the Union Cabinet is likely to approve the final proposal of the GoM.

Accenture, consultants for the merger, has started working on the most important aspect of the entire process -the ways to integrate the staff of the two carriers as well as their subsidiaries, Air-India Express and Alliance Air.

The government has assured there would be no retrenchment of any staffer. The managements of the two carriers have also started consultations with the employees.

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User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7210 times:

Not sure what benefits this will bring in terms of cost-saving and economics to the two separate airlines. Doubling the size of the combined entities only means double the chaos and mayhem. They can barely manage the units as they are and by the two merging, which surely will be beset by problems, can not be to the benefit to the taxpayer and consumer.

The purchasing departments of both airlines are notoriously corrupt, every now and then you hear of stories of contracts awarded under unusual terms to third parties despite there being an 'iron-clad' committee that oversees supply contracts. Apart from that, the stores staff are turned over every few years after some scandal occurs where the 'Vigilance' department of each airline finds staff there involved in the theft of aircraft supplies and consumables of all sorts.

I think given the fact that no staff will be retrenched (as per the posting above) as a result of the merger is lsheer unacy and diabolical. Where are the cost savings supposed to come from?
Better to have both carriers separate and streamlined through better management and accountability rather than merging them.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7139 times:

Quoting Skyguy (Reply 1):
They can barely manage the units as they are and by the two merging, which surely will be beset by problems, can not be to the benefit to the taxpayer and consumer.

I agree that there will be short term problems due to the merger, but in the long run there are benefits from economies of scale, and scope(better integration of domestic and international flights).

Quoting Skyguy (Reply 1):
I think given the fact that no staff will be retrenched (as per the posting above) as a result of the merger is lsheer unacy and diabolical. Where are the cost savings supposed to come from?

It is politically difficult to bring about a merger unless "no layoff" guarantees are provided for the current employees. However, it may be possible to hire new employees under a different set of rules. The merger--and the acquisition of new aircrafts-- may provide an opportunity to reduce the much bloated employee/aircraft ratio resulting in tremendous cost savings.


User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 2):
It is politically difficult to bring about a merger unless "no layoff" guarantees are provided for the current employees. However, it may be possible to hire new employees under a different set of rules. The merger--and the acquisition of new aircrafts-- may provide an opportunity to reduce the much bloated employee/aircraft ratio resulting in tremendous cost savings.

Agreed. My thought (..or 2 cents) is to turn around both carriers and maek them effcient, sell them both to teh private sector and then see if a merger makes sense. The two airlines individually may be worth more than together hence maximize the return the government should get for teh tax payer when they eventually divest their stake in it.



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7071 times:

Decsion to replace aircraft on TRV-DXB may hit exports

http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/09/stories/2007010904311700.htm

Quote:

The country is likely to lose foreign exchange estimated at Rs.250 crores from exports of fresh vegetables, fruits and other perishables to Dubai if Air India goes ahead with the decision to replace A-310 aircraft with B-737 in the Thiruvananthapuram-Dubai sector with effect from January 11.

The A-310 used by national carrier for its five weekly services in Thiruvananthapuram-Dubai sector can carry 215 passengers and uplift 10-15 tonnes of cargo. The B-737 does not have the facility to lift export cargo, airline sources said.

AI really needs to deploy freighters on the Kerala-Gulf sectors as soon as possible or else it risks losing the lucrative cargo market to the gulf based airlines.



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

AI has managed to dry lease one more B747-400. It's ex SQ, 9V-SMT (990/27137). Temp registration is N137GP. It is stored at VCV.


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6985 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 5):
AI has managed to dry lease one more B747-400. It's ex SQ, 9V-SMT (990/27137). Temp registration is N137GP. It is stored at VCV.

Cool. This (along with the 3 744s supposedly leased from Montrose) should definitely ease AI's short term woes. Does anyone know when these aircraft (is it really 4 that have been leased?) are going to enter service?



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User currently offlineSnehnath From India, joined Apr 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6985 times:

Does anyone know if S2's 767-300 is leased to AI? I saw it on 22nd December at COK. I'm not sure if there is a reason why a S2 heavy needs to be in COK unless it is leased to AI for the Gulf milk runs. Maybe it was a temporary lease for the Hajj season?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6976 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
GoM to meet on Indian, Air-India merger. No retrenchment of employees expected

Hopefully VRS....
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6966 times:

From what I head S2's 763 is going to be returned to the lessor shortly and will go to Oceanair in Brazil.


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User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6823 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 5):
AI has managed to dry lease one more B747-400. It's ex SQ, 9V-SMT (990/27137). Temp registration is N137GP. It is stored at VCV.

Any idea how long have they leased this 747 for ?


User currently offlineAKLDELNonstop From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

I think the S2 763 was foing COK-HYD-DEL runs.

User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6747 times:

Jet plea for Sahara refund rejected by the arbitration panel. Does that mean Jet loses the advance completely? If so, it may make sense for Jet to go ahead with the buyout--perhaps at a lower price than the one agreed to earlier.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...d_rejected/articleshow/1115193.cms

Quotes:
Jet Airways, which is involved in a tussle with its failed takeover target Air Sahara, on Tuesday failed to get respite from an arbitration tribunal on its plea for refund of Rs 500 crore paid as advance.

Jet had sought refund of Rs 500 crore paid by it as advance to Air Sahara, along with interest, after a takeover deal was reached in January last year, but the arbitration tribunal declined the plea in its hearing here, sources said.

Air Sahara had filed a claim before the panel for Rs 3,020 crore before and also sought honouring of the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) reached by the two parties in January.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6744 times:

Jet Airways inks partnership deal with THAI.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/Business/10Jan2007_biz48.php

Quotes:
Jet Airways, India's largest private airline, has formed a commercial partnership with Thai Airways International as part of its strategy to expand its operations with international carriers on a bilateral basis. In addition to THAI, Jet has struck earlier deals with Lufthansa and British Airways.

''We are not joining any alliance at this time because we are new. We will have bilateral relationships with different countries,'' Jet chairman Naresh Goyal said in an interview in Bangkok yesterday.

The Jet-THAI pact essentially allows both airlines to feed passengers to each other on the routes on which they operate. For instance, passengers on THAI can connect to various domestic Indian cities that it is not serving by using Jet aircraft.

Elsewhere, Jet can fly THAI passengers to San Francisco, to which the Thai national carrier is not operating, from Shanghai, one of Jet's future destinations. The two are discussing an expanded arrangement that would include code-sharing, frequent-flyer programmes and shared check-in facilities, said Mr Goyal.

Jet on Jan 23 will begin services to Thailand with seven weekly flights each on the Bangkok-Delhi and Bangkok-Kolkata routes. It is also making Bangkok its gateway to Burma, Laos, Cambodia, China and Japan. Its Asia-Pacific office in Singapore will look after Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6740 times:

Thread on Jet Airways announcements on Newark, and San Francisco plans.
Jet Airways To Newark In August, SFO In October (by LAXDESI Jan 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

Hey does anyone have/know new aircraft delivery schedules for IC?


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User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

India and Singapore sign new MOU
I believe this gives more freq's to flights from SIN to DEL and MAA (may be double daily), some more to BLR and Coimbatore is added as another point in India.

Quote:
The agreement also grants airlines from both countries additional "fifth freedom" traffic rights - or the ability to pick up passengers or cargo on each other's territory en route to other destinations


[Edited 2007-01-11 01:44:29]


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User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 16):
I believe this gives more freq's to flights from SIN to DEL and MAA (may be double daily), some more to BLR and Coimbatore is added as another point in India.

BlrBird, can you provide source for this? Business Line just says that Coimbatore is added in the new treaty. DGCA site is not yet updated.

Airlines from Singapore can operate to Coimbatore

Quote:
India and Singapore have agreed to increase the number of seats being offered by their designated airlines in a phased manner till winter 2009.

The designated airlines of Singapore will now be allowed to operate regular flights to Coimbatore, there by increasing its footprint here. This was firmed up at the conclusion of bilateral air services agreement between India and Singapore here late on Tuesday night.

The agreement not only permits airlines from Singapore to increase the current number of flights that they operate to some cities here but also allows similar freedom to airlines from India. ...


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6578 times:

Kingfisher Airlines Launches Direct Flights Between Bangalore and Tiruchirapally.
http://www.businesswireindia.com/PressRelease.asp?b2mid=11672

Quotes:
Kingfisher Airlines, India’s fastest growing private carrier and the first airline in India to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes, today announced the launch of direct flights from Bangalore to Tiruchirapally.

With flights in each direction, these new routes will provide convenient service for business and leisure travelers alike. With the launch of this new route, Kingfisher Airlines will be operating more than 146 flights across 25 cities.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6572 times:

Tourist arrivals in India rise 14% in 2006. With accelerating economic growth, and newer/upgraded airports, India can expect to have 10 million visitors by 2010.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...14_in_2006/articleshow/1113195.cms

Quotes:
Tourist arrivals to India crossed 4.47 million in the calendar year 2006, a growth of 14.3% over January-December ’05. December ’06 had the highest ever number of tourist arrivals to India in the past three years, 5.47 lakh, up 18% over December ’05, and is nearly twice the numbers that arrived in India in December ’02.

2006 has been a good year for Indian tourism, with double-digit growth rates in every month, even during lean months of summer and monsoons. Part of this is business travel, which has been rising all through out 2006 as a result of greater industrial activity and trade. Another key driver is the higher number of airline seats into India, with all the major airlines having increased flights to various destinations in India. In fact, in 2006, it was the airlines of the neighbouring countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka that raised their seats to cities like Hyderabad, Cochin, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, opening up new destinations in India for tourists. This coupled with greater awareness of India as a destination, courtesy the ‘Incredible India’ campaign airing on the networks of several countries, drove growth in numbers. The US and UK still remain India’s largest inward markets, but tourists from near-by countries are also growing.

These are good numbers for India, but still lag far behind smaller Asian rivals. Singapore, a city-state the size of Mumbai, got 8.8 million visitors in January-November ’06, up 9% and 0.8 million in November ’06 alone. Hong Kong hosted 22.8 million visitors, up 8%. Even accounting for 10 million Chinese mainland visitors, Hong Kong received over 12 million overseas visitors, and nearly 1 million in November ’06, against India’s 0.5 million in the same month.


User currently offlineSLCNate From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6556 times:

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 16):
India and Singapore sign new MOU
I believe this gives more freq's to flights from SIN to DEL and MAA (may be double daily), some more to BLR and Coimbatore is added as another point in India.

I hope this is true. Would love to see SQ come to MAA twice daily and provide better connections from US and AUS flights. I strongly believe this will be a huge success.

Nate


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 17):
BlrBird, can you provide source for this? Business Line just says that Coimbatore is added in the new treaty. DGCA site is not yet updated.

Here's one source: http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20070110995.htm

Additional info/discussion on www.airliners-india.net: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...ic.php?t=262&mforum=airlinersindia

I'm certainly hoping that SQ makes use of the additional 5th freedom rights ex-India, and we have a great way to fly to points in Europe/US/Africa.



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 9):
From what I head S2's 763 is going to be returned to the lessor shortly and will go to Oceanair in Brazil.

If this is true, it certainly signifies that S2 has put an end to it's ambitions to fly across the globe. Good luck S2!



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6457 times:

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 16):
India and Singapore sign new MOU
I believe this gives more freq's to flights from SIN to DEL and MAA (may be double daily), some more to BLR and Coimbatore is added as another point in India.

So DEL like BOM will get a day flight by SQ. But will SQ downgrade the 777-300 to two 777-200's or is there going to be enough demand for twice daily 777-300's?
On the MAA front, not only do passengers benefit, but a second daily flight will add a lot of cargo capacity, given that Chennai is becoming a mobile manufacturing hub, a second daily flight will help fly in a lot of components.



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6438 times:

Quoting Snehnath (Reply 7):
Does anyone know if S2's 767-300 is leased to AI? I saw it on 22nd December at COK. I'm not sure if there is a reason why a S2 heavy needs to be in COK unless it is leased to AI for the Gulf milk runs. Maybe it was a temporary lease for the Hajj season?

Actually AI got it's B763 from flyglobspan. More information as to what S2's B763 was doing at COK can be found at http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...ic.php?t=125&mforum=airlinersindia
rgds
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25 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways aims for two daily KL-Chennai flights. http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...riday/Nation/BT584521.txt/Article/ Quotes: Jet Airways plans
26 Post contains links LAXDESI : MAS-Jet Airways scheduled to discuss code sharing. http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...siness/20070111190205&sec=business Quotes: India’s Jet Air
27 Post contains links LAXDESI : QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES HUGE EXPANSION IN INDIA. http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=10600_0_1_0_M Quotes: Qatar Airways recently announced a huge
28 BlrBird : 3K pulls plug on SIN-BLR They have not released any PR yet but it is gone their site, I guess without connecting traffic and high fares(for an LCC) th
29 AirIndia : i am relocating to dubai as i hve got a job there . i am movin on the 17th... flying EK.... just wondering what 2 expect on EK..... guess they fly the
30 Threekay76 : EK is a fantastic airline and they do have PTVs on every seat. If you get lucky you may have one of the B777s fitted with their award winning ICE(Inf
31 Threekay76 : Forgot to add... As part of ther ICE system they have forward and downward camera views as well. This would give you an excellent view of the runway w
32 AirIndia : thats fantastic..... hpefully they get that a/c.... thanks.
33 Karan69 : Thats a much needed upgrade from the usual 320/321 that piles the route--any announcement from when this EQ change will take place. Nice mate, have a
34 Post contains images AirIndia : thanks karan.... hopefully you come there sometimes... if you do want to continue with your adventures to fly new planes/airlines and want to visit D
35 Post contains images BigTom : EK use A332 most times to BOM, but I've seen T7s on that route more than once. Welcome to Dubai! I'm sure you'll like it here! Maybe we can catch up
36 Karan69 : Thanks for the generous offer mate--i have been 8 times to DXB already thanks to most of my flights being on EK, infact i was there as recently as la
37 Post contains links BlrBird : Thai AirAsia(FD) looking at Indian destinations
38 Post contains links LAXDESI : Aviation industry to create 40 lakh jobs in 10 years. http://www.samachar.com/showurl.htm?...e~40~lakh~jobs~in~10~years:~Praful
39 Feroze : Just for those not in the know: 40 lakh = 4 million
40 BigTom : Looks like the India-SE Asian skies are getting pretty busy. When I was based in Bangkok a while back, the only non-stops to BOM were CX about 4 time
41 HAWK21M : Surprise.....What transpired. Last heard He was in DXB.No ctc since a few months though. regds MEL
42 Post contains links LAXDESI : India is all for ‘open skies’, PM tells Asean. http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5922_1899880,0015002500000000.htm Quotes: Prime Minister Manmoha
43 Post contains links LAXDESI : Interesting info. on wages, post AI-IC merger. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...-IA_family/articleshow/1187444.cms Quotes: The merger of Air Ind
44 BigTom : If this goes through, it will definitely lead to easier connectivity and incentivise further business contacts through the region. cheers
45 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on AI/IC merger. Air India, Indian Merger By March 31 (by LAXDESI Jan 15 2007 in Civil Aviation)
46 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on AI's new livery on 772LR. AI's New Livery! (by AirplaneFan Jan 16 2007 in Civil Aviation)
47 AirIndia : Hi Big Tom... why dont you pm me ur contact number.... i will call u once there.... Hey Mel... good money, intl workex, big org,.... too hard to resi
48 BigTom : AI's new livery looks interesting, though a bit incomplete. Maybe it's the angle. Glad that the centaur is back though. Now that both IC and AI have n
49 AKLDELNonstop : Thats what me thinks. Cheers
50 Post contains links and images RootsAir : My first post on the Indian aviation thread....a picture of the new livery (Credit to Matt Cawby)
51 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I like the new livery....honestly, I was very apprehensive about a new AI livery, given the fiasco of 1989.....but this one has lived up to my expect
52 Ammunition : good livery, much fresher looking. Have most of the old carriers done away with the double pricing for nationals and non nationals? there was talk of
53 Karan69 : IT S2 Indigo GO not sure about AI/IC have done away with fare discrepancies but it seems the message has not gone through as there are people who are
54 Post contains links Blrsea : New India-Singapore bilateral agreement is now online at DGCA site Looks interesting. Following is the new capacity to be added... All numbers in B747
55 Comorin : I'm finalizing my annual India Yatra -JFK-LHR-DXB-DEL-BLR-GOI-BLR-DXB-JFK and thanks Indian a.netters for your prior helpful posts. Just two small que
56 BlrBird : BLR and HYD are new cities with 5th freedom rights for singapore based airlines. PS: 1 B747 unit = 400 seats
57 Blrsea : Not according to the DGCA document linked above in my post.
58 LAXDESI : Is the increase on a per week basis? That would give an increase of about 8,000 seats per week over the next two years.(about 400,000 seats per year)
59 Sshank : 2.55x 747 units = 3x 773. Expect 3x weekly day time turnarounds to MAA in summer going 6x in winter and daily next summer. BLR could see the same happ
60 Post contains links LAXDESI : India's Flyington orders 6 Airbus freighters. http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...TERS-UPDATE-2.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna Quotes: Airbus unveiled a $1 b
61 BigTom : If you want to stay close to the airport try the Le Meridien Airport, Al Bustan Rotana or Millenium Airport hotels. Not travelled BLR-DXB on EK C but
62 AKLDELNonstop : Which standard business class mate? EK has so many I've lost count. Cheers
63 Nimish : SQ 5th freedom would be superb, but they'd probably launch the 5th freedom routes from BOM/DEL first. Anyway SQ does not have 5th freedom from India
64 HAWK21M : I still have doubts on this Airline working. regds MEL
65 InitRef : MEL, curious about your doubts? They do sound pretty ambitious - but we know the market potential exists. Then again, isn't their MD the guy who star
66 Jaysit : Not only have they not done away with it, all the airlines except for Jet won't take foreign credit cards as payment on their websites. It's total BS
67 Gr8Circle : As recently as last week, I went on the 9W website to check for some domestic fares and I was presented with an utterly ridiculous US$ fare....and ye
68 15A : On the singapore bilateral...i think its very likely tiger will want to start chennai from the singapore side before SQ gets a look in...i am sure the
69 Sshank : Yep - these private airlines are living in the stone age. Last month I tried to book on Go, Deccan and Paramount and none of would accept a US issued
70 Sshank : SQ has been looking to go double daily to MAA for a long while now - so I wonder if they will let Tiger have the entitelment. I guess we will find out
71 Sammyk : Perhaps but it's not an uncommon practice. I have read some US airlines don't accept foreign cards either.
72 Post contains links and images OwlEye : A non-official estimate aircraft drawing of the new Air India livery:
73 AKLDELNonstop : I used my NZ based credit card to book IT last year. Worked fine with me. Cheers
74 Nimish : Unfortunately it's the reality of life. Many US e-commerce sites, like United.com , T-mobile.com etc. do not accept Indian credit cards. So there's n
75 Cricket : Deep Kalra, CEO of MakeMyTrip is someone I know fairly well and have interacted with often and he gave me an explanation for this. In India, while th
76 Gr8Circle : The difference is that most US carriers fill their planes with pax originating in the US or Canada.....if Indian carriers (who need the foreign pax t
77 Post contains links LAXDESI : AI/IC merger to save Rs 820 cr($185 million). I have a feeling this number includes, besides operational savings, additional yields due to better conn
78 Post contains images Mk777 : Did anyone capture AFs B744 at HYD on Dec 31st/Jan1st sitting on the tarmac around 1am after a diversion from DEL due to fog?? I am hoping someone did
79 Jaysit : Geez. Comparing Nigerian transactions with US-based transactions is like comparing Dharavi with Park Avenue. Any online vendor with half a brain woul
80 Post contains links AI : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6276043.stm India airline gun security breach By Sanjeev Srivastava BBC News, Delhi Go Air is one of India
81 Jaysit : The big question here isn't the issue of the gun but what the hell a billionaire like Nusli Wadia was doing on an Air India flight to Dubai? The Gulf
82 Post contains links and images Owleye :
83 Post contains images Stealthpilot : I hope that was a sarcastic comment Huh, so it’s not a big deal because only a statement was taken? Checking in weapons is fine, but to not de
84 Gr8Circle : It's surprising that a person of Nusli Wadia's stature could let such a thing happen....saying that his servant packed his bags does not absolve him
85 BlrBird : I had read some where that he is Jinnah's sister's grandson or something like that not sure!
86 Post contains images Abrelosojos : = Aaw ... Jaysit ... what's wrong? Do you need a hug ... some good sex ? Your consistent negativity inspires me on so many levels . Cheer up. -A.
87 Jaysit : Oh boo hoo! Probably the only reason Wadia flies J-Class on an old and dirty AI A310 is because its free, and because his and Maureen Wadia's connect
88 Gr8Circle : Jaysit, I really enjoy reading your posts when you're positive (which is quite often)....but unfortunately, I must say that your anti-AI tirades are
89 Jaysit : I've flown AI more often than most have on here, and I see the good and the bad. Charming FAs who are let down by non-existent hardware. Delicious me
90 Sshank : That's hardly an anti-AI tirade. What I found shocking about the whole story was not that he packed a gun - it was that a man of Nusli Wadia's means w
91 Gr8Circle : But we never hear the good from you.... Well, ok....but you've made your point several times over......
92 Abrelosojos : = Don't you think that is a tad bit presumptious? If you said, "I've flown AI many times" thats fine and an indication of your well travelled self. T
93 Jaysit : Then go back and read my trip reports on AI (or the above comments) before you prattle on like an Air India groupie whose feelings are hurt because i
94 Abrelosojos : = I could go back and forth arguing with you regarding the efficacy of your argument; or, let you bask in your self-righteous judgements. The later i
95 DIJKKIJK : One thing I dont understand. Íf Jinnah is (or was at one time) India's public enemy number one, why is his grandson still in India? How have the Ind
96 Ammunition : i would like to see a close up of the windows, it seems very minimalistic/hardly noticable
97 PNQIAD : His mother (Jinnah's daughter Dina) was married into the Wadia family that was then settled in Mumbai area I believe and chose to continue to live in
98 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Looks like kind words have absolutely no effect on you...... You love to jump to conclusions about others, don't you......somehow, you fail to see th
99 Zamaria : What was the fiasco of 1989? -Z
100 Post contains links and images Gr8Circle : This.... View Large View MediumPhoto © AlainDurand
101 Tayaramecanici : [quote=Gr8Circle,reply=98]Well, Jinnah was never really India's enemy as such....he asked for the moon and got the sun....can't really blame him for a
102 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I was just being diplomatic.... I like your positive attitude.....
103 Post contains links and images Blrsea : Jet flies back to black after 2 quarters of losses [Edited 2007-01-19 23:08:18]
104 Post contains links Blrsea : AI to launch freighter service from July
105 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 41. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 41 (by LAXDESI Jan 20 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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