Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
Yeah, It was cause Cdg/AF, but anyways FRA-BOM was one of deltas most heavily loaded flights, most likely the heaviest. My friend used a buddy pass to get to and from Bom two summers ago. He got the last seat on the FRA-BOM flight, and didnt get on any Bom-Fra flights after waiting nearly 2 weeks to get on the flight going there every night. He finally gave up and got a cheap ticket on some middleeastern airline to IAD.
Frostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
DL had planned to start ATL-FRA-DEL in 2001 but didn't due to slot restrictions, as Jrlander said. Given the shift of India flights to CDG, the prospects for DEL service seem to be improving. But given economic conditions and the region's decreasing stability...I wouldn't expect DL to start DEL service until the situation changes.
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2401 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
I read someplace (it was mentioned by B747-437B I think) that there was an agreement between the Indian and German Govt. that DL would not be given suitable slots for FRA-DEL in exchange for LH getting to serve FRA-BLR (which by accounts, has been a very popular route since inception last Sept).
Further, BA was trying for rights to start LHR-BLR or LHR-HYD in addition to their 24 weekly 744s to DEL/BOM/CCU/MAA but the Indian Govt refused because AI was not given convenient slots at LHR in return.