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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 46  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

Paramount, Sahara to benefit from Budget proposal applying lower sales tax on fuel for aircrafts with less than 100 seats.
http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2007/feb/28bud24.htm

Quotes:
Brazilian-built Embraer ERJ 170 and 190 both (less than 100 seat aircraft powered by jet engines) and Canadian-built Bombardier CRJ 200 (70-seater) and CRJ 900 (90-seater) also powered by jet engines may benefit from the sales tax benefits on ATF (at par with turbo-prop aircraft) as announced by the Finance Minister on Wednesday.

Paramount Airways uses ERJ 170s, while Air Sahara and Indus Air use CRJ 200s. The Bombardier CRJ 900 is an all-new aircraft, which is yet to enter service with any airline in India.

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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

Indian flight links three capitals--Delhi, Ranchi, and Bhubaneswar.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070301/asp/jamshedpur/story_7455947.asp

Quotes:
The capital was air-linked with Bhubaneswar today when an Indian (airlines) flight took-off from Birsa Munda Airport. The Alliance Air Boeing 737 that took off today is the airline’s second flight to Delhi and the first to Bhubaneswar from Ranchi, said airport spokesperson Dhananjay Tiwari.

According to Indian’s schedule, the flight takes-off from Delhi at 4.30 pm and reaches Ranchi at 6.05. After leaving the state capital at 6.35 pm, it reaches Bhubaneswar at 7.25 pm. Half an hour break later, the plane takes-off for the national capital and reaches its destination at 9.55 pm.

In the inaugural flight, there were five passengers to Bhubaneswar while 45 were going to Delhi, said the Indian station manager here, Satish Kumar Bage. Barring Indian, Air Sahara and Air Deccan also operate flights between Ranchi and Delhi.

The new fight is expected to cater to the needs of businessmen like Anand Goel, the deputy managing director of Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL). Earlier, when Goel had to go Angul district in Orissa, where JSPL had proposed a plant, he had to fly to Raipur and then reach Bhubaneswar, from where Angul can be reached. But after Indian’s new flight, Goel can sigh with relief.

Air Sahara has announced a flight between Calcutta and Ranchi from March 25 but Air Deccan decided to discontinue its Ranchi-Raipur flight from March 26. The Air Sahara Calcutta-Ranchi flight, said Birsa Munda Airport spokesperson Tiwari, would reach Ranchi at 7.35 pm and return at 8.05 pm. Air Sahara has also informed of operating its daily Delhi-Ranchi-Delhi flight from March 26. The flight would arrive in Ranchi at 2.45 pm and return at 3.15 pm, he said.


User currently offlinePLANAR From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7944 times:

Anyone aware of what this is about...
Pardon me if it is being discussed elsewhere...


http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/24794.html

We see ball of fire in night sky: 10 pilots overflying India report to ATCs
Pranab Dhal Samanta Posted online: Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 0000 hrs

NEW DELHI, MARCH 3:Civil Aviation authorities are baffled by reports from at least 10 aircraft overflying India that they had seen a “ball of fire” in the air, about 300 nautical miles south west of Delhi, which is somewhere over Gujarat.

Sources have told The Sunday Express that all reports came in almost simultaneously, around 1.45 am this morning, and the matter is being investigated.

The description used by pilots, according to their reports, was that it appeared like a “ball of fire, orange in colour and scattered”. One pilot, in fact, said it looked like a “meteor shower”.

At first, alarmed officials checked whether any aircraft had gone missing or if there was any other disaster in the area. But all this was ruled out by afternoon.

These reports came in mostly from international aircraft overflying Indian territory. These included British Airways, Air France and Malaysian Airlines. In fact, an Air Sahara flight on the Delhi-Mumbai route also reported the same. A non-scheduled high-speed jet, too, is said to have given a similar report.

It’s learnt that Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked Air Traffic Control authorities in Delhi to carry out preliminary inquiries into this and submit a report. On the basis of this, the DGCA will decide on the next step and will, possibly, ask the Indian Air Force to look into it as well.

DGCA officials said it is unusual for so many pilots to file similar reports, a fact which indicates they did see “something.” However, at altitudes above 26,000 feet, this would be a rare event. They added that any action would be determined upon the preliminary report by the ATC which comes under the Airports Authority of India.

Meanwhile, this has led to speculation whether this had anything to do with Pakistan’s short-range missile test that was conducted in the last 24 hours according to an announcement this morning. Pakistan had given a notice to airmen that it would carrying out a test, but the exact time was not notified. Others, however, said it is quite difficult for planes over Gujarat to be able to spot any such activity in Pakistan.



Flim-Flam Balderdash...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7933 times:

Suspected Metor or The Neighbouring country carried out a Missile test.
regds
MEL



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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 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7764 times:

It could be a meteor. I feel that the Pakistan missile test would not have been visible from the area where the pilots reported a ball of fire.


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7713 times:

When Air Deccan (DN) flew to San Diego International.....!

Guys, I was looking around DN's website's schedule page and found this gem. Just scrolldown this page and see.

http://airdeccan.booksecure.net/FlightSchedule.aspx

They decided to go international on their own and the inaugural seem to be between Kaitaia International, New Zealand and SAN, USA, and what's more, its a DAILY with flights departing every 10 mins!!! The equipment is kept as secret.

They also decided to start flying from Laos (Nakhon Phanom West) to Mumbai...! Why not if their A320s can do it and with obvious huge demand between these city pairs?

As though these were not enough, they have announced ultra long haul Mexico (Tehuacan) to Madras! (and perhaps plan to steal those LRs from AI)

Looks like a terrible case of typos. Not to nitpick, but why don't they double check it before putting it all the world to see? (TKMCE, did you saw it?)

From past few days, the whole site seem to have got screwed up. Can't able to retrieve one of my bookings.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7653 times:

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 5):
From past few days, the whole site seem to have got screwed up. Can't able to retrieve one of my bookings.

And you won't be able to ever retrieve old bookings again - at least not with the old PNR numbers!! DN has changed the PNR numbers and you need the new "Confirmation numbers" to retrieve bookings.

It seems like DN/Radixx have really screwed up the transition - what with the site being down for about 3 days, and still no resolution to the old PNRs numbers disappearing. I had to call the call center and get the new "confirmation number" in lieu of my old PNR number, and with the new "confirmation number" the site crashes consistently (with a "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" Java coding error).



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User currently offlineSunnyb From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7652 times:

Check out this DEL airport thread here:

DEL In 2010 (by Sunnyb Mar 4 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7627 times:

The airliners file system doesn't let me upload this - but interesting image of PP and VM at Agatti yesterday
http://www.BusinessWireIndia.com/attachments/KFA_Pic.JPG



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User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7572 times:

[quote=Cricket,reply=8]
http://www.BusinessWireIndia.com/attachments/KFA_Pic.JPG
It's funny how VM is dressed in contrast to PP.



Love the AIXes
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7569 times:

Peak hour air fares to take off at BOM, DEL, and BLR due to higher landing charges. Great idea.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...o_take_off/articleshow/1726334.cms

Quotes:
The government plans to increase charges on airlines for their peak-time operations at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore airports to de-congest air traffic in peak hours, a development that could lead to rise in airfares during this period. "We are working on a clear system of disincentives for airlines operating services during peak hours in the morning and evening and provide incentives for operations during non-peak timings," Civil Aviation Secretary Ashok Chawla said on Monday.

Most private carriers have already imposed a congestion surcharge on their tickets, but state-owned Indian has not done so. This further hike could push the airlines to pass on the additional burden on their peak-time customers. Aircraft have to hover over these three airports for about 30-45 minutes during peak hours before landing. The peak hours have been identified as 0700-1000 hours in the morning and 1800-2200 hours in the evening.

Airport and navigation charges could even be doubled during peak hours and halved between midnight and 0500 hours. The increased charges would be applicable evenly on low-cost and full-frill carriers, he said. Chawla said the increase in these charges would be effective from the last Sunday of this month (March 25), when the summer schedule of airlines begins.

The hike in charges would "essentially be a short-term solution", the secretary said. "In the long run, we have to provide more facilities like additional runways and rapid-exit taxiways to overcome congestion, which should be in place by 2008," he added.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7419 times:

Does anyone have any info to add to this thread:

What's The Latest On Indigo? (by Clickhappy Mar 5 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7416 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 10):
Most private carriers have already imposed a congestion surcharge on their tickets, but state-owned Indian has not done so. This further hike could push the airlines to pass on the additional burden on their peak-time customers. Aircraft have to hover over these three airports for about 30-45 minutes during peak hours before landing. The peak hours have been identified as 0700-1000 hours in the morning and 1800-2200 hours in the evening.

As if this is going to stop anyone from flying during those hours - all they'll do is increase revenues for the operators of all three airports! And none of them is AAI!



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User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 12):
As if this is going to stop anyone from flying during those hours - all they'll do is increase revenues for the operators of all three airports! And none of them is AAI!

You have to give it to our babus for coming up with bright ideas like this!! Increase charges and try to kill off a sector rather than making improvements to extend the system to accomodate more flights!!


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7410 times:

Guys in India, how is AY doing advertising-wise on the new BOM-HEL route that opens in June? Does it seem to sell?

Is the schedule good? There's a daytime flight BOM-HEL leaving just after 8 a.m. HEL-BOM arrives to BOM at 6 a.m.



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7396 times:

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 14):
uys in India, how is AY doing advertising-wise on the new BOM-HEL route that opens in June? Does it seem to sell?

Is the schedule good? There's a daytime flight BOM-HEL leaving just after 8 a.m. HEL-BOM arrives to BOM at 6 a.m.

Mate, we are still to see any sort of advertisemnt hoarding wise and atleast in the papers i read [Economic Times and Times of India]

Schedule does not seem to be the best fit to cater to the American Market, which is where the bulk of the traffic would be headed, also since you would be able to answer this better--how does the flight connect with European departures as well as arrivals

Karan


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7379 times:

A bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7367 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!

marvellous mate, you better take a nice new camera for a nice trip report

Karan


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
A bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!

You lucky sod you ..... Big grin

Enjoy the flight and make sure you come back with some decent pictures and a detailed breath by breath account of the whole journey!!



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Just got back from a trip to India... smug guy in the next seat starts talking about non-stops, and says that 9 pax so far have walked off dead from the Delta JFK-BOM service. I presume this is a 'gup', right?

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7279 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 19):
and says that 9 pax so far have walked off dead from the Delta JFK-BOM service

Seems like DL needs to improve the IFE selection  Wink

And no - I don't know if this is "gup" or true!



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7249 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 19):
ust got back from a trip to India... smug guy in the next seat starts talking about non-stops, and says that 9 pax so far have walked off dead from the Delta JFK-BOM service. I presume this is a 'gup', right?

Actually not quite a gup, i myself have read 5 different cases of passengers dying either on board or immediately after being taken to the nearest emergency center.--these articles were in the months of december and jan.

Which is why i had raised the arguments of passenger fatigue in my earlier posts in response to Mannys posts, especially with AIs on time performance, that we are all aware of  sarcasm 

Kara


User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7230 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
A bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!

Great. Congrats! Looking forward to pics.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 19):
smug guy in the next seat starts talking about non-stops, and says that 9 pax so far have walked off dead from the Delta JFK-BOM service.

How does one walk off dead.  Big grin . Jokes aside, Was this happening even before they converted to N/S?

Quoting Nimish (Reply 20):
Seems like DL needs to improve the IFE selection

Is Delta's IFE AVOD or non AVOD?

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 21):
Actually not quite a gup, i myself have read 5 different cases of passengers dying either on board or immediately after being taken to the nearest emergency center.-

Do U know where they made the emergency landings?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7227 times:

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 14):
Guys in India, how is AY doing advertising-wise on the new BOM-HEL route that opens in June? Does it seem to sell?

Is the schedule good? There's a daytime flight BOM-HEL leaving just after 8 a.m. HEL-BOM arrives to BOM at 6 a.m.

There wa an Ad a few days ago looking to Recruit staff.
Personally Im glad its the B752.  Smile

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
A bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!

You Lucky Reporter.Take that Camera along We need Pictures  Smile

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7209 times:

And no cell phone camera pics - the real deal please. Have fun!

Quoting Nimish (Reply 18):
Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
A bit of showboating here - I'll be on a A380 media flight in HKG on the 24th!


You lucky sod you .....

Enjoy the flight and make sure you come back with some decent pictures and a detailed breath by breath account of the whole journey!!


25 Karan69 : No mention of emergency landing mate, the passengers dies due to heart fatigue and felt unrest in most instances just as they were about to land itse
26 Post contains images Aarbee : 752 for BOM-HEL? Wow! I wonder how many will prefer this.
27 Post contains images Gr8Circle : That sounds scary....dead pax walking off the flight...do they walk off inflight or after landing ? By that measure, most AI flights would land with
28 Post contains images Comorin : You guys are too funny!
29 Karan69 : What was so funny about my statement?? Karan
30 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air-India merger may end reign of Maharaja. http://www.financialexpress.com/late...t_full_story.php?content_id=156859 Quotes: A planned merger of Indi
31 Post contains images Comorin : I thought your comment on AI on-time performance was related - sorry if I misunderstood! By the way , do you have any links to articles on the topic?
32 Post contains images PLANAR : They already do! Ever seen the sorry faces of economy passengers getting out of AI 111 at JFK? They wish they were dead... Yup, entertainment sucks a
33 Sammyk : Were any of these DVT related?
34 Post contains images Hawaijahaz : Oh no. I love the Maharaja. I definately think that they reinvent the Maharaja. All the witty ads that AI using the Maharaja. Don't tell me they'll b
35 Post contains links Nimish : A-I sets up panel for aircraft buys From: http://www.business-standard.com/com...mnu1&subLeft=1&autono=276814&tab=r Good news!
36 Post contains links Nimish : Air India gets 2 flight simulators From: http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1083407
37 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on Continental EWR-BOM non-stop announcement. CO To Mumbai (by DiscoverCSG Mar 7 2007 in Civil Aviation)
38 Jaysit : The Maharajah is timeless and witty and very, very 2007. In fact, he is very 2100. The idiot marketing execs that AI hires like to use stock stupid te
39 Aarbee : I agree it. Without the Maharajah it would be like Amul's ad without the Amul girl or R.K. Lakshman's cartoon without the common man.
40 Blrsea : Yup, there is nothing old about it. If you read the article, you will see that it is mostly the ad companies making the statements about the Maharaja
41 Hawaijahaz : I agree with you guys. The Maharaja is awesome and I hate the marketing crap that companies try to pull to get new rebranding contracts.
42 Hawaijahaz : What do you guys think about this? From an article in TOI. A-320 had a hydraulic failure because of which the steering stopped working and the plane s
43 Post contains images HAWK21M : Ever wondered why only IC & AI are targetted regds MEL
44 Nimish : Maybe because they have the most problems? Though I think DN does get targeted quite a bit - and rightly so. Have you ever heard of 9W's intl flights
45 Post contains links BigTom : More about this topic ... Wobbly A-320s are still flying http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/W...ill_flying/articleshow/1733661.cms Considering the gr
46 Cricket : Interestingly, reading a bit more into the article it seems this is because of the number of incidents of steering failure on these aircraft (never a
47 Karan69 : I dont think the articles were published online as the day i had read them i had planned to post the links on the forum but could not find the links,
48 Nimish : What is peculiar is that both IC and AI have consistent quality issues - planes going tech, tires bursting, hydraulic failures etc. It does seem to p
49 Cricket : Nimish, no clue really, but also AI and IC operate very old aircraft. That said 9W has some old 737-400's left as does S2 with quite a few 737-300/40
50 Himmat01 : The Indonesian B737-400 which crashed was with Jet Airways as VT-JAP from 28/10/1997 to 07/10/2002.
51 Cricket : :-( Going through my boarding passes (I always note rego on my boarding passes) And I've flown on VT-JAP PNQ-DEL in 2001 and once in 1999 DEL-CCU Sad
52 Sammyk : Wow, I don't think age has anything to do with the aircraft having technical issues. It is all in how they are maintained. Many airlines have older a
53 Planeboy : Does anyone have reg no. of B737-900s of 9W? What routes they are flying them? Do they have winglets? I recently had a flight with CO on their 739s. W
54 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Great idea! Wish I had done that over the years....
55 Post contains images Mk777 : Their website only lists 2 739's in their fleet, the registration is VT-JGC/D No they do not, though their 800s do. I do not know for sure - maybe DE
56 Post contains links Karan69 : VT-JGC/D as said above, Exclusively on BOM-DEL-BOM, no other---i had the pleasure to fly on both this december--link to TR with pics here BOM-ATQ-BOM
57 Sammyk : Not true. Alaska launched the 739 and Korean and KLM both ordered and took delivery before Jet. As for the 737-800, I believe Hapag-Lloyd was the lau
58 Kmsyd777 : I'd still like to believe that both AI and IC and other indian carriers such as 9W and S2 have a good safety record. Barring one incident when I thin
59 Andaman : Sorry guys, not correct. Finnair will use A343 to BOM. Their holiday division uses 752 to Goa.
60 Karan69 : My mistake , they were the first customer in Asia for the 800 series, i remember a big press conference where they unveiled the jet and the blue colo
61 Post contains images UpperDeck79 : Oh... I hope they'll start soon! Actually, FROM Mumbai you can connect to JFK pretty fast: in 35 min! That's the shortest legal connecting time at HE
62 Cricket : There was that S2 crash in DEL sometime back when a 737-200 on touch-and-go training 'bounced' off runway 28 and into a SU IL-86. I remember reading
63 Post contains images HAWK21M : PR Dept with good Press ctcs too I don't think so.Operating Procedures matter too.We can't generalise unless we know the details. VT-JGC/JGD Thats co
64 Nimish : And there are certainly many such incidents on AI/IC that are not reported either.
65 Himmat01 : They have started advertising on CNBC and NDTV Profit.
66 Post contains images UpperDeck79 : Oh cool, thanks for the info!
67 BigTom : While we are on the topic of safety and maintenance, how do the Indian carriers stack up, especially the new private carriers? Mel might be able to gi
68 Post contains images HAWK21M : Nimish True.But still the way a Private Airline can keep secrets is more effective than Govt controlled ones Among the Pax carriers I'd rate 9W & IT
69 Post contains links LAXDESI : Now, airport development fee to propel fares higher. The fee is certainly better than taxing the general population, and it will help in moderating th
70 Post contains links LAXDESI : American aviation school lands in Bangalore. It plans to train over 1,000 Indian candidates by December. Over 45 pilots trained by ASA already flying
71 Freqflyer : There are plans by the Ahmedabad Aviation Academy, which imparts flight training with Cessnas from AMD, to develop a WW II airstrip near Mehsana ( 65
72 HAWK21M : That is a big concern at the Domestic Tarmac at BOM.Although the Numbers of Strays have reduced after MIAL took over. regds MEL
73 Planeboy : Hey, we are into mid-March now... any news on the prospects of NokAir's BKK-BLR service? It was supposed to start in Jan 07. DN seemed to had some int
74 Nimish : Well - that's to the credit of the private carriers and shows the complete inefficacy of the govt owned ones. More reason to merge and then privatize
75 Karan69 : Hey i heard an advertisement for INDUS AIR over the local Virgin Radio station, seems to be they are really close to starting operations, did not hear
76 Post contains links Sshank : We have been speculating that this would happen for a while now - well here is confirmation. Lufthansa plans direct Mumbai-Munich flight http://www.fi
77 Kmsyd777 : New name for AI / IC combined - any speculation what that name might be?
78 Nimish : Excellent news and kudos to LH for setting up a first class hub at FRA and MUC and serving the India-USA market so well! I would imagine this new rou
79 Post contains links LAXDESI : Sahara to start flights to Kl, eyes middle-east. I thought the ME sector was closed to private carriers until 2010. Can anyone confirm? http://www1.ec
80 Post contains links LAXDESI : Parking-bay crunch set to hit domestic airlines. http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=157445# Quotes: Domestic airlines are fa
81 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways to start twice weekly AMD-LHR from April 3. http://sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=14407792 Quotes: Jet will fly two non-stop flights pe
82 BlrBird : Last i heard was that NokAir was having issues with parent company. TG did not like the idea of NokAir going international and competing against its
83 BlrBird : " target=_blank>http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_f...57391 This is good news but how are they going to achieve this? Current ASA does not allow 2nd
84 Post contains links UALAX : Jet Airways plans BLR-LHR flights http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...03/13/stories/2007031303361000.htm Great to see more South India-London servi
85 LAXDESI : Can/will UA code-share on this route?
86 Nimish : Great news - though I wonder where 9W keeps finding these LHR slots from? And why is 9W not focussing on the India-USA market which is larger than th
87 LAXDESI : Thanks Nimish.
88 Karan69 : Evening slots are still available, if it is an early evening slot [ before 1700 hrs], then they would have to purchase/lease it from a carrier lookin
89 Aarbee : That's what I was wondering. If their long term plan is to establish themselves in this market, Starting with a 752 on a non-charter version will not
90 Aarbee : It seems that they are interlining with AA now. Some of my folks from got AMD-BOM-LHR-MIA-MCO-ORD-LHR-AMD, routing where LHR-MIA-MCO-ORD-LHR is on AA
91 Comorin : If you are flying from the US, would you have buy 2 separate r/t tickets ? If so, what happens to luggage? I just did that recently (BOM-LHR on 9W, a
92 Post contains images HAWK21M : No Airport permits too regds MEL
93 Post contains images Comorin : They may have gone on vacation. I hear Dogs and Cats are treated very well in India these days...
94 Nimish : Depends on how the tickets are structured. When 9W sells a BLR-BOM-LHR-MIA return ticket, it's one ticket with one 9W's airline code on the ticket nu
95 Post contains links Himmat01 : BOM has a new website. http://www.csia.in/
96 BigTom : Still no detailed schedules, good that they have real time schedules though. The site is pretty basic. Cheers
97 Post contains links BigTom : Seven airlines to import 80-seater planes http://www.domain-b.com/aero/20070314_planes.htm
98 Post contains links BigTom : Peak-hour airport charges plan canned http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1084672
99 Nimish : Excellent. The MoCA should focus on increasing capacity instead of these half baked measures. And on reducing the levies/taxes on the sector to keep
100 BigTom : More MoCA crosstalk I expect, but in this case I suppose they mean that they will restrict fresh rush-hour slots and promote off-peak time slots. Che
101 PNQIAD : Even on completely separate tickets, airlines can tag your luggage through to the final destination (assuming they have interline agreement for that)
102 Post contains links and images Cricket : Hi, was in MAA on some work and while departing yesterday I saw a 757 TC-GLA wearing temporary AI markings? The aircraft belongs to Turkish charter ai
103 Cricket : Plus, does anyone know if AI still uses the 747-300 on DEL-HKG?
104 Post contains links BigTom : Patel meets PM, seeks sops for industry http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=359901&ssid=50&sid=BUS Looks like PP is making a case for the i
105 Aarbee : No. As Nimish explains below, it would be on the same travel document. Unless (as in your case) you bought the ticket separately. (At least out here
106 Post contains links Aarbee : Air India - B757, BOM-AMD-KWI
107 777way : JALways service to Delhi from October will be operated with JAL aircraft and cabin/cockpit crews, no Reso' cha 747 nor JALways cabin crew as was specu
108 Gr8Circle : Don't think AI ever used the 743 on the DEL-HKG sector on a regular basis....may have been one-off flights....they've used the 743 on the BOM-DEL-BKK
109 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 47. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 47 (by LAXDESI Mar 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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