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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. How is flying a freighter different than the same plane in a...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Do they still take deliveries of new frames or have they quietly stopped? Three areas they will never stop spending money on. 1)Taking new plane deliveries, 2) PR spending. 3) Adding new senior management positions and few thousand employees to justify each position. Cuts always have to come from s...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

cougar15 wrote:
...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. ....


Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Why doesn’t EK focus on hiring local Emeraties, rather than depending on foreign pilots and scouring the planet for flying talent? How difficult would it be for EK to set up a massive local training center capable of training hundreds of pilots on an annual basis? It has always been cheaper to poac...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Yeah, this has been happening forever for Euro and, I think, US carriers. .. Definitely not in any country follows FAA guidelines. Europe has little bit relaxed rules, but EU carriers don't have many ULH flights. Also have unions and strict labor laws to protect from abuse. What we have is a rewrit...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 66
Views: 1892

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

https://youtu.be/MYYXv7vE-Qk

His life as he knew it is totally over.


That will keep me giggling entire weekend. Poor guy, he should move to Mexico.
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bagoldex wrote:

At least Aaron can run ...

https://youtu.be/MYYXv7vE-Qk

His life as he knew it is totally over.


That will keep me giggling entire weekend. Poor guy, he should move to Mexico.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Fatbus wrote:
EK operates under the GCAA not Dubai anything..


PR will remind you that GCAA has the highest ICAO USOAP score in the world. UAE almost bagged ICAO chairperson position.

So keep singing "Everything is awesome" until "Nearer My God to Thee"

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... Man that was the most ridiculous report I've ever seen. Features like lie flat beds, PTVs are purposely disabled in domestic flights by 9W. They provide IFE streaming in your mobile. Fly int'l in that same a332 and every feature will work well and fine. Worst thing no one corrected this fact ex...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

What is this thread actually about? Let's put the title aside. That's what got me interested. But the more I read the more I think it's in danger of becoming a vent machine. A few more facts would be helpful. Do we know precisely the parameters of the announcement? For example, is it really 3 pilot...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZWfmceVio
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CaliguyNYC wrote:
What ever you might think about the ME3, at least you can't say (finally) that Indian carriers aren't doing anything.

My comment was specific to interiors. Watch this trip report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZWfmceVio

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...as did profits by a considerable margin... Trump says "no collusion, trust me" five times a day, nobody does. EK shows profits every year, along with PR claims to trust them because reports are audited by a brand name auditor. Both are in the same boat. so the PR must be archiving some...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Interestingly 2017-18 PR spending went up, the single useless expenditure not yielding any results, but not able to keep crew happy.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 14945

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Latest rumor is 33 AOGs. At this rate, Boeing's own crew will be ferrying 777Xs directly to DWC storage and someone has to design stilts to park on sand as there will not be enough ramp space.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

.. (AI is such a basket case, who knows how their route is actually doing over the last decade plus) indicates that it isnt this proverbial goldmine. It's not an emotional thing. Just the reality of the situation. India's Comptroller and Auditor General publishes AI's India-USA route wise profit/lo...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Youre not being objective. It wasnt after 9/11 when the ME3 got big in the US. It wasnt until 2008-2009 that the ME3 got bigger in the US. For years it was just JFK. In early 2008, they started Houston and Los Angeles came on board in late 2008. SFO came on in 2010. Fastforward to now, they fly to ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 93
Views: 18004

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Don't worry worldranger, 170 cadets putting hours on SR22s like crazy. They will be ready in no time to put every bird in the air.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14764

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

One more grievance to vent on pax. Flush the sloppy ones out thru natural attrition and replace with naturally self-conscious new crew. Management picking the wrong battle.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

... Thats one side of the coin, but here is another: when DL did fly from JFK and ATL to India, there was little to no competition from the ME3. . After 9/11 US carriers were on the brink of collapse. ME3 got open-skies about the same time. While US is suffering ME3 used the opportunity to grow the...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... I think all these plans have been kept for future i.e after they reconfigure their 777s and get back their leased a330s. I can see a good int'l expansion by them after 2019 . They are slowly learning the potential of their fleet though too late. They have to refurbish their interiors quickly (o...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

... So if DL's goal is to use a valuable A350 and loose money to make a point with no end game, they can certainly go ahead with that. In hindsight, DL should have done that long back, sitting on $$Billions of cash reserves. Pick one ME3 high-yield route at a time, dump capacity and lower price dur...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

...That list above includes many cities that do not or soon will not have DL/AF/KL non stops to AMS/CDG or LHR: TPA, STL, AUS, CLT, CMH, DEN, SAN, PHX, PHL, LAS, EWR. Overall JFK will offer one-stop connections from India to 45-50 US/Canada destinations. ...I don't know where you found that list, b...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Rostering 2 set unionized crew under FAA/FDTL costs a lot more than 3 person non-union crew under GCAA rules. ( someone is going to back to 3-person, check latest comments ) Again with lies. As I pointed out but you conveniently ignored, EK operated all ULR flights with 4 flight crew, 2 augmented, ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I still don't think there are 35 unique origins in North America to CDG/AMS/LHR (unless you include Caribbean, which seems fairly irrelevant for travel to India). Here is the list, bit old from when DL got into bed with 9W. Atlanta, DLCDG,KL,DLLHR Austin, DLAMS Boston, DLCDG,KL,DLLHR Charlotte, DLA...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Yet the non stops are and have been limited. Either DL is not smart about routes and making money (their profits say otherwise) or the market isnt the gold mine it is professed to be nonstop. Occams Razor indicates the former. Not that simple. You have to look at cost side along with price pressure...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Are people forgetting that the A359 is much more fuel efficient than the 77Ls that Delta used to use for its India nonstops? The routes did not work back then, but they might work now because it's cheaper to operate. Also, operating nonstop from JFK to India can provide one-stop flights to smaller ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

There is no such blanket rule. It was part of the concession terms of BLR and HYD airports Yet another false statement posted on a facts based thread. Read sections 8 and 9. http://civilaviation.gov.in/sites/default/files/moca_000939_0_0.pdf Yet another statement made out of poor comprehension. Tho...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

... I am sort of amazed that people think the US-India market is so homogenous of just low price VFR... I admire your continued effort to educate a.net. You should realize a.net cannot comprehend the fact that a non-alcoholic, vegetarian Indian granny with limited spoken English can afford business...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

... But DL can offer opportunities to more cities via ATL/DTW/MSP than JFK. But JFK probably has a highest number of local pax who would be onboard. With entire US well connected to CDG/AMS, no single US hub can offer same level of connections/feed. Keep in mind US hubs are fragmented. Even SkyTeam...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4359

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

Really, did unions agree to this? If so, it is a great achievement of current DL management.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Isn't there a rule in India not allowing two commercial airports within 150 km? Bangalore's old HAL airport and Hyderabad's VOHY(BPM) were forced to close commercial operations. That rule not applicable to scammers. There is no such blanket rule. It was part of the concession terms of BLR and HYD a...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Are people forgetting that the A359 is much more fuel efficient than the 77Ls that Delta used to use for its India nonstops? The routes did not work back then, but they might work now because it's cheaper to operate. Also, operating nonstop from JFK to India can provide one-stop flights to smaller ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 16, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

DL DTW-India is 100% not happening. Like others have said, the fares on most US-India markets are very low. Here'e s tell-tale example: Fares are cheaper to India that most of Europe. DL DTW-AMS roundtrip 6/4-6/11, roundtrip in Y $1,547 DL DTW-AMS-BOM, BOM-CDG-DTW; roundtrip in Y $2,200 Same dates ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Absolutely nothing changed other than the ME3 promising to open up the books even more than they had already done. That will show how much Emirates Airline paid Emirates Flight Catering, Dubai Airports. dnata and Dubai ATF suppliers. Emirates Airline has to pay for terminal construction. Delta can ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20819

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

ULH to India is not a winning proposition for a US carrier, particularly DL which expects higher margins. There are other ways to make money without lifting a finger. 9W/KL can expand their India network. SkyTeam has non-stops to 35 North American cities, no one can match. Or now the feud is over co...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1455

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

ilovelamp wrote:
I guess his shadow has a few holes in it now.


Also, not knowing cop will use stand your ground excuse caused her demise.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

...If you're Indian, you would know that carrying gifts for family is a huge part of Indian culture. Let me rephrase it for you. Forcing limited mobility elderly parents bring grocers from India, on cheapest connecting fare thru CDG(knowing very well AF/France will treat them badly particularly dur...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Yeah well this is what I thought, if their main target is the Indian community in US who want cheap flights to India, they really need to lower their prices and they really need to include baggage. If a working class person is coming back home after 1 year to see his family, he will bring stuff, 20...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Isn't there a rule in India not allowing two commercial airports within 150 km? Bangalore's old HAL airport and Hyderabad's VOHY(BPM) were forced to close commercial operations. That rule not applicable to scammers.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7597

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

Good to see an airline serving Dom Perignon. ;) That picture was from 2013. If DP was found on AA in any class, they will declare emergency and land at the nearest airport. Regulation 14 CFR 121.575 declares: "No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?

Yes they can, but there is no need. I am sure there are snake oil sales persons all over the world who can "source" original parts for the right price.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1455

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

...The raccoons, possums, and groundhogs with rabies and distemper I've seen they usually just act out of it. They walk in circles for hours at a time or stumble around like they're drunk. They just don't react like a normal animal would which is usually to run away. . Exactly, here are few videos....

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15283

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I haven't claimed Iceland already signed open-skies with India. I said it is a simple request How is your below quote from earlier in the thread not directly implying that the bilateral between India and Iceland had already changed? ... That is not going to happen unless the current bilateral betwe...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 3389

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

So called private sector giants are building only static structures, nothing else. No FAL experience. HAL successfully delivered complete systems. Accepting Falcon wings as offset on Rafael deal was another dumbest move. Anyway, India will end up buying fly away condition Su-57s at list price after ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15283

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

... So I'm criticized for citing a 'random news article' and then you come back at me with two random news articles? Interesting. Has Iceland signed? That's what's relevant to this conversation obviously I haven't claimed Iceland already signed open-skies with India. I said it is a simple request. ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India is having difficulty making LHR - EWR work. Cheapest fare is always on Air India. I am sure if Air India (better managed) improves their economy and business product, they can get a higher fare Fifth freedom flights generally offer cheap fares. Goal is to fill empty seats. Last I checked ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5239

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

BA had several missed opportunities, 787 is not one of those.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 242
Views: 14188

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I thought Jetlite was dissolved and the aircrafts were transferred to the mainline? https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/government-denies-approval-for-jet-airways-jet-lite-merger/articleshow/64098531.cms They can sell the AOC to others anyway having move...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7068

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

Huh? They are a British company stating they meet IFRS standards. So now you are saying that AA/DL/UA get to pick the auditor? Pricewaterhouse Coopers is well respected. Whatever you are hoping will happen, will not happen. This agreement meant nothing except face-saving for the U.S. carriers. PwC ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7068

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

We will know when external auditors audit EK's books. Is it a well-run numbers airline or well-done numbers airline? US still not amending open-skies, it is a voluntary freeze of fifth freedom by UAE until question related to account are clear. LOL. Emirates has always had external auditors. Even b...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7068

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

This administration is going to be pro consumer and pro competition in this regard. Depends on what kind of service they provided Ivanka and her 300+ contingent. On top of that, the biggest whiner (Delta) hasn’t done themselves any favors in regards to aircraft procurement. . Delta sued every one. ...

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