Search found 652 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14
by hohd
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet offers the only nonstop between BOM and Vizag (in one direction, on the return AI also offers nonstop), so to terminate that monopoly would be foolish. Now Indigo and/or Spicejet will fill the void.

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8575

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Ironic is that WOW has announced that DEL flights will end sometime early next year even before the first flight.

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi
Replies: 28
Views: 3053

Re: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi

Turkey should be glad that they got 14 weekly flights. India will not grant any more and should not either. Most traffic to Istanbul is not O & D. If there is sufficient demand, Turkey should increase prices on the Indian flights, however they still price these flights at rock bottom sometimes e...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 8869

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

The only passengers who drive to BOM from PNQ are primarily international. PNQ has domestic flights to all major Indian cities and a few secondary cities too. There are few cities which are connected to BOM only but they are smaller cities. PNQ pax to those cities can connect through DEL, BLR, HYD, ...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?
Replies: 37
Views: 7024

Re: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?

A Jet Blue and Alaska merger certainly could lead to become a mega carrier as that merged carrier will certainly seek new hubs and routes. But I doubt if DOT will approve such a merger, they may not even approve a code share between them. And Southwest is the largest domestic airline and is certainl...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Domestic India routes only. Also complimentary meals continue for domestic passengers who fly on flex economy or premiere fares. Everyone else on domestic routes have the choice of buy on board. This is good for Jet as it is not necessary to provide complimentary meals to all classes of flyers on do...

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7451

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Interesting how excited UA fans get to be able to fly on UA metal when LH hard and soft product are way better. I personally fly FRA-IAH and FRA-ORD multiple times a year and always avoid UA metal, my choice... There’s a multitude of reasons, but namely, if you’re a premier member (or any MileagePl...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 76
Views: 16381

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

An absolute disaster is if there are multiple crashes with loss of life. I would say AF is an absolute disaster, they lost over 300 on the flight from Rio to Paris. Southwest has had numerous accidents too, are they an absolute disaster ? Here the incident resulted in probably minor repairs to the a...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches MAD-BOS May19
Replies: 31
Views: 2493

Re: Norwegian launches MAD-BOS May19

You are wrong. Some of those markets are more than 1x daily. At least CDG, FRA or even ZRH in summer. Even BOS-KEF is 3 or 4 daily in summer. I'd kindly suggest take your time to read more carefully when you argue with me......"year round" That's flawed logic. Sure Boston to continental E...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Unlike Kingfisher, Jet has plenty of international routes and can survive for some time. Additionally there is some interest from Indian and foreign entities to invest in Jet. Jet has only Air India as competition in long haul international routes, is almost a member of Skyteam and the only issues t...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solving Indian problem- consolidation...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Solving Indian problem- consolidation...?

Sounds like communist B/S. Taking the people their companies or investments away because they are not profitable enough? In the real world, and that is even valid for India, private people can pump money into a company as long as they like. The companies either go bankrupt or they succeed at one po...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

While DL infusion would be a god send to Jet, I doubt if DL would invest now, they will at least until the dust clears and see who will own it in the future. All this bad press might be scaring away potential investors as well as passengers. The same thing happened to Kingfisher.

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Fuel costs are improving, perhaps Jet has a hope of a minor turnaround and by laying some employees even in politically sensitive BOM airport. They can easily achieve operational profit. BOM being a slot controlled airport, should be a major asset for Jet (since it is the largest carrier there) and ...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 620
Views: 99150

Re: MAN news - 2018

Regarding 9W service to MAN, yes 9W is hoping for the O & D customers primarily, but for all the one stop connecting passengers, there are other airlines with more convenient connections. I have travelled only once DEL-BHX, good timing, but my brother lives in MAN area, and as soon as he saw the...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 4876

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

EWR is adequately served by many international carriers, even non Star and can serve more if there is room. It is probably in the top 4 airports in US for international carriers.

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Yep, looks like GOL got 1st place in longest 737 flight currently scheduled: https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/gol-airlines-nonstop-flights-us-worlds-longest-737-route/ Although I feel deeply sorry for the poor mortals flying Y in a 737 for so long, my congratulations to Gol and success on the new r...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 620
Views: 99150

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

MAN - BOM does not look good for Jet Airways, bad timings with very few connecting traffic hopes especially on the arrivals end at BOM. Jet should probably defer this until their problems are sorted out and come back with better timings. In comparison, DEL-Birmingham timings are much better and favo...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I would rather still fly than take trains in India even on short haul. The level of cleanliness is still not there on the trains and trains are delayed too. Look at BLR-MAA (and BLR-HYD) traffic after initially dipping down, it is now increasing at a rapid pace. Jet is becoming like Kingfisher, hope...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

One of the prime culprits for Jet's woes is Indigo. Indigo's rapid expansion (and many times capacity dumping) in domestic Indian sector and also to nearby countries caused Jet to take losses. Hmm, yes but no. Jet's hub-n-spoke model to funnel pax thru BOM/DEL worked so long as AI was the only comp...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 12621

Re: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK

Hope it succeeds but is there enough traffic? Also a 2am departure from JFK is brutal. Wonder if anything at the terminal will even be open. On the contrary it is a good time for departure. So most have to check in before midnight, which means very little traffic getting into the airport. Most pax ...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to MAN
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Jet Airways to MAN

I doubt if this route will be profitable. The timings on the BOM end are horrible (especially the arrivals), with the exception O & D traffic, connection traffic will struggle. ME3 provides adequate good 1 stop options to several cities in India so I doubt if Jet can take away any traffic. Howev...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 106
Views: 17964

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

Their biggest mistake was not to put any reasonable limits on ME3 operations. O & D to ME3 destinations is not that much unlike for carriers in India, they should have known that EK and QR are only coming there for the connections. BOM was the victim of ME3 incursion, and now no carrier serves B...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 56
Views: 11046

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

From what I remember, the banking situation in Nigeria killed IAH-LOS for UA. They couldn't collect payment on the Nigeria point of sale, which made the flight untenable. PMUA also tried IAD-ACC for a while, or was it IAD-LOS-ACC? I just remember it was a 763 with a tag, and it was tried right befo...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 25926

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

IAH - MAN sector on the IAH - SIN flight is doing well, unlike DME which was served earlier. I know many who fly to MAN on SQ and change planes on a separate ticket to go to nearby cities in continental Europe by the LCC airlines.

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

One of the prime culprits for Jet's woes is Indigo. Indigo's rapid expansion (and many times capacity dumping) in domestic Indian sector and also to nearby countries caused Jet to take losses. Coupled with rising oil prices and Jet's lack of non stop flights to US and Jet's inability to capitalize o...

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2204
Views: 133151

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

The five year and/or the 20 aircraft rule is no longer hobbling Indian carriers. Practically India now has AI, Jet, Indigo, GoAir and Spicejet in this category (VIstara to be soon in this category) which is sufficient for competition for international traffic. ME3 capacity is capped, especially EK s...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 8869

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

Kannur Airport gets aerodrome license from DGCA. Expect to see the first commercial services shortly. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kannur-airport-clears-final-hurdle-gets-aerodrome-licence/article25126434.ece Spice jet has already started flights from BOM to Kanpur and AI (Alliance...

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 18177

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Award seats are widely available on this route on most days of the week, even Fridays or Sundays. And award seats are primarily claimed by leisure and VFR crowd. Clearly this route was pitched as a business route.

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 17739

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Change fees should be based on %of fare paid, may be about 25% with a cap of 200, then it would it worthwhile for a passenger to change their tickets on a 300 to 400 fare or allow name changes on the tickets.

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 3037

Re: Why Exit immigration?

In USA overstays are a huge problem. If they had exit immigration like other countries, this would have decreased this somewhat. Most of the overstays occurred in 80's and 90's when the airlines had to be trusted to share data, which was not always the case. Even now, there is no exit immigration fo...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Busiest air routes worldwide by PAX TRAFFIC for 2017 revealed ahead of Guangzhou World Routes 2018

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
Asia seems to have a lot of people.

Did GRU-GIG fall off the list?


Sao Paulo and Rio have 2 airports each. So if it is City to City, it may make the top 10.

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16187

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

[ Houston is the 4th largest city, but its the 9th largest CSA. I’m not denying Houston isn’t international, but compared to the other UA hubs (EWR, IAD, ORD and SFO) no Houston isn’t in that tier. Those CSAs are large foreign tourist magnets and as a whole have larger foreign born population. Whil...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4257

Re: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

But UA has a greater presence in CLE and still operates few routes outside the UA hubs (TPA, MCO, BOS) in US, I wonder why UA did not get back to this route.

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The problem with Indian aviation is that they dont have much of loyalty flyers unlike in US and to some extent in Europe. US airlines are extremely reliant on loyalty programs and give somewhat generous benefits. Most flyers In India dont seem to care whether they fly Indigo or Jet or AI, even thoug...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 862
Views: 114443

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet Airways may have to put BOM-MAN on hold, the timings are horrible anyway for any meaningful connections in India. Also in India there are too many domestic airlines. 6E dumps capacity on almost every route, granted they created many new routes, there has to be a moratorium on domestic flights fr...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9508

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

The restriction on ME3 flights to Canada enabled AC to introduce flights to DEL and BOM from Toronto and Vancouver (to DEL). More nonstops to India is good for the passengers. The current bilateral to 10 per week is enough for the next few years at least.

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announces PIT-LHR
Replies: 157
Views: 19366

Re: BA announces PIT-LHR

BA is busy announcing flights to US destinations, yes it is time that they look at destinations on the other end - Asia Pacific and Africa. In India, where BA has a good network and London O & D is fairly high, they should look at CCU, COK and may be AMD (compete with AI) also DAC. For US, next ...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 24476

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

Connection wise this flight to/from SEA does not offer much from the SEA (on the flight to SEA), and also misses the India bank.

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 24476

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

SEA, followed by IAH. From IAH, on a recent flight to Beijing almost 20% of the pax were connecting to HKG.

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 59555

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Right, Times Group says so. There is no bankruptcy for federally guaranteed government entities, just like USPS cannot file for bankruptcy. AI in business Revenue $3.4 Billion Debt servicing - $1.36 Billion (40% of Revenue) Fuel - $1.36 Billion (40% of Revenue) Staff Cost $ 408 Million (12 % of Rev...

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7275

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Rail tickets are expensive too (especially the fast trains) and are priced accordingly due to lack of air service. I had wished that someone served LPL-London market, may be some one like easyjet or Ryanair. To go to London, most who live around LPL will not go to MAN and board a flight to London.

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 59555

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Well past is past for AI. For now onwards, any VVIP plan should be bought by GoI itself or if AI is buying, AI should make sure it is making a small profit on that transaction. Also on any debt payment, it is better to make the minimum purchase and in addition GoI should force the Indian banks to ac...

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 33656

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

United is one airline which likes to retrench or cut service every time, they never think long term. Every time you drop service to a city, you lose a spoke and all other destinations suffer a bit. In JFK's case, LAX and SFO crowd missed it a lot, all those contracts went to DL, AA or B6. The same t...

Jump to post
by hohd
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12286

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Really is this news?.. An airline was cautious and put the safety of a child first. Well done SWA Yes this is news. If they followed the policy uniformly asking every child's parent for the proof, then it is fine. But singling one parent and also after the parent showed passport of the child, is st...

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu May 24, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 547
Views: 64979

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Well one more flight to BOM/DEL. I wish some airline would think out of the box and introduce a flight to BLR, which has a good premium demand.

Jump to post
by hohd
Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10993

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

With the oil price going back up, the repatriation crisis should end soon.

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 13856

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

As others have stated with UA's lack of interest towards regional Texas (Del Rio) and Mexican destinations, Mexican LCCs have taken full advantage. I'm surprised that UA doesn't have even a weekly flight to ZCL. Regarding WN, my dream is to see a flight to PTY or BOG at some point, both of those ha...

Jump to post
by hohd
Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9778

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I am just curious if the Austin BA flight has taken business away from the DFW AA/BA flights to LHR as I imagine there were more than a few travelers flying/driving from Austin to DFW to connect to AA/BA's flights before the Austin service began. Have there been any studies done on how BA's Austin ...

Jump to post
by hohd
Wed May 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

Re: Toronto to South Africa

When I travelled to GRU (Sao Paulo) a few years ago I noticed several transferring to the flight to JNB. But it may not be the least expensive.

Jump to post
by hohd
Tue May 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 24372

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The most glaring example of no free meal is on the flights to Hawaii, EWR to HNL is about 11 hours and still no free meals. They often run out of certain paid food items on this flight. Meals should be complimentary on flights to Hawaii, like DL and AA.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14