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by subramak1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Winter Break 2016 (4): Take us home, Qatar Airways! (QR540, DOH-CCU, Y, Dec'16)
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Re: Winter Break 2016 (4): Take us home, Qatar Airways! (QR540, DOH-CCU, Y, Dec'16)

That last leg home is always the longest , even if he flight is 20 mins long. I flew MSP - AMS - BOM - BLR in Jan 2007. My BOM BLR leg was messed up as our ATR72 was diverted to MAA due to fog. I landed in MAA, sort of my hometown but couldnt get out and boarded the 7:20 am flight from MAA to BLR. S...

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Following the Mighty Mississippi. "Private" 3E BRL- STL
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Re: Following the Mighty Mississippi. "Private" 3E BRL- STL

Cool.. Congratulation on your private turbine experience

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

Re: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance

Not a great link. CAPA notes unit costs will be flat to up1.5% https://centreforaviation.com/news/southwest-airlines-projects-improved-unit-cost-range-for-4q2017-732092 The issue with Southwest is their culture is so rigid that they adapt slower to cost savings. For example, late up-gauge to the 73...

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by subramak1
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4251

Re: Air service between India and China

Like EK, there is another player in this market and it is called SQ. SQ offers a convenient connection for most cities in India excluding DEL and CCU to big cities in China. Also I suspect CX and MH cater to some of this traffic as well. Chinese imports to India are handled are of low value as compa...

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by subramak1
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4251

Re: Air service between India and China

Like EK, there is another player in this market and it is called SQ. SQ offers a convenient connection for most cities in India excluding DEL and CCU to big cities in China. Also I suspect CX and MH cater to some of this traffic as well. Chinese imports to India are handled are of low value as compa...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100362

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I personally think a 767 MAX would do very well. If Boeing reengines the 763, redesigns the wing and cockpit, and uses some cabin design ideas from the 787, they'd have a very competitive product. Sure, the 767 design is 40 years old, but I think it's still sufficient in this day and age, and it'd ...

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by subramak1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14566

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

OR Pendleton 200 mi to PDX, 110 to LWS. This one is remote. Of course, there’s only 17k people there. I think closest to Pendleton would be 70mi to PSC (Pasco/Tri-Cities, WA) The rest: CO Alamosa - $296 - 170mi to COS (~130mi to PUB), 150mi to SAF, 150mi to DGO (Another EAS city). But population is...

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by subramak1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14566

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

It's always been shown that easy access to transportation is the number one way for someone to climb out of poverty or improve their standard of living. In urban areas this is true. So we need to invest in better urban transportation. Having traveled through many parts of Colorado outside I-70 corr...

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by subramak1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 11668

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

SJC is simply too close to SFO for these long haul TATL flights to be profitable. Why would you go there when you can go 30-40 minutes up the road to an airport that is a hub for a major airline (UA) with connections all over the globe? If you can go from SJC to SFO in 30-40 minutes, most airlines ...

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by subramak1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30225

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

UA could divert to DFW for all you know. The weather in DFW as I sit here is just fine.

Subu

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by subramak1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13936

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

I think the 744 is a ski season service. It reverts to 772 in summer. could be wrong

Subu

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by subramak1
Fri May 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36135

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

ME3 hubs are better is a myth spread by ME3 fans and who never visited India. DEL/BOM are a breeze even on EU carriers. Read AI is even more proactive helping transit passengers. International transits are difficult at DEL is also myth on a.net. BLR-SFO will do better is another myth. I recall read...

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by subramak1
Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36135

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Are they far along their plans to get B789. If yes, then DEl DFW and DEL LAX can be done using 789. In a likely AI config, they will have 24 business class seats and may be 270-280 economy seats Would be a winner. I would like for AI to increase their business class seats if they operate B788s to NA...

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by subramak1
Tue May 02, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are none of the American/European Airlines interested in Cochin (COK)?
Replies: 29
Views: 5745

Re: Why none of the American/European Airlines not interested in COK?

If you agree that BLR/ HYD/ MAA/PNQ are much bigger markets than COK in terms of European traffic, it is obvious why COK doesnt get any European airline. BLR - gets 3 flights to Europe - LHR, CDG , FRA MAA - gets LHR, FRA HYD - gets FRA PNQ - gets FRA Thanks, Subu HYD doesn't see FRA. The below lis...

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by subramak1
Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 30878

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

As a frequent traveler in US for both business and leisure, I have found southwest to be the best in 1. In terms of it economy class seats, decent leg room ( I am only 5'7"" so it matters) 2. FF Award availability and lack of fees I have now chosen AA since mid 2016 as am Oneworld alliance...

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by subramak1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9963

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Exactly China and Japan has connections nonstop to many nonstop flights to the US. Delhi is now in top 20 for most busiest airport and poised to surpass more figures in coming future and I also think Air India/9W should try and possibly explore new routes like Boston,Houston.I stay in Boston and th...

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by subramak1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are none of the American/European Airlines interested in Cochin (COK)?
Replies: 29
Views: 5745

Re: Why none of the American/European Airlines not interested in COK?

If you agree that BLR/ HYD/ MAA/PNQ are much bigger markets than COK in terms of European traffic, it is obvious why COK doesnt get any European airline.

BLR - gets 3 flights to Europe - LHR, CDG , FRA
MAA - gets LHR, FRA
HYD - gets FRA
PNQ - gets FRA

Thanks, Subu

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by subramak1
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9963

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

I think AI , 9W should be allowed to build themselves out.. AI Has a fantastic hub in Delhi, I wish they have more non stops to US including DFW 9W is providing excellet connectivity from BOM to most of europe and through their connections onto US. With the BLR, MAA flights starting I guess it is ma...

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by subramak1
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 16318

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit

From the earnings release and investor update: * 2.4% net margin (6.2% operating margin - high end of prior guidance) * Deferred first A350s from 2018 to 2020, and 2 787-9s from 2Q18 to 1Q19 * 2% revenue increase YOY, 3.1% RASM increase YOY * $31M accrued employee profit sharing * Confirmed as purc...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did BA reduce LHR-EWR to 2 x daily (from 3) and why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: When did BA reduce LHR-EWR to 2 x daily (from 3) and why?

Interesting an VS also dropped down from IIRC 3X daily to a single flight a day either on the A330 or 789? I remember VS for years had an AM flight and 2 evening flights EWR-LHR for quite some time. BA is now 2X daily: 6:20 PM departure 772 9:30 PM departure 789. Air India also is running an 789 on...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

VTORD wrote:
subramak1 wrote:


This is in total is 6 frames, where are the remaining 6 frames used?

Subu


BOM/DEL/COK/TRV - JED/RUH according to AI time table[/quote]

That would explain the remaining frames I guess.

I wish AI had not gone for B77w but b789 instead.

Subu

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

AI Americas route profitability 2011-16. ______________________________________Revenue____VarCost__TotCost__VC_Surplus(Deficit)_TC_Surplus(Deficit) 140/141: Hyderabad -Delhi- Newyork &VV*_____302.10_____302.61___523.19____(0.51)___________(221.09) 126/127-Hyderabad-Delhi Chicago &VV________...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Does anyone which routes are flown by AI B77W. They have 12 of them in fleet IIRC. I know they use them on DEL ORD, DEL JFK, BOM EWR.. this will require 6 planes. Where else do they use them? I know AI126/127 is 77W operated DEL-HYD That is a tag-on that continues on to / arrives from ORD. It's the...

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by subramak1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Does anyone which routes are flown by AI B77W. They have 12 of them in fleet IIRC.

I know they use them on DEL ORD, DEL JFK, BOM EWR.. this will require 6 planes. Where else do they use them?

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 171
Views: 25580

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I would love to see EK start DEN-DXB. I feel DEN is ripe for a ME3 carrier. Would a payload restriction be necessary given the altitude? Especially in the Summer months DEN, already a mile above sea level, can easily venture into the 90's *F. The runway is long enough to accomodate this i think. Ho...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 171
Views: 25580

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

A DEN-LHR on UA would make sense to me, I feel like also EK and NH could one day be at DEN. How does the situation of widebody gates look at DEN? Are there enough for expansion? I know LH and BA park at Concourse A and they also have a Munich flight now, does that conflict with their FRA flight? Bo...

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by subramak1
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9963

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

when does 9w start its maa cog service

subu

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by subramak1
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Will DFW and IAH fall within the range of a 787-9 operating from DEL? I can't imagine it won't? Just a matter of time until the 789 operates LHR-PER, so IAH-DEL should be a breeze in comparison. I'm a little confused w.r.t. aircraft ranges, maybe someone more knowledgeable might be able to help. In...

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by subramak1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

I highly doubt AI would be able to capture significant Indian traffic from the ME3. Besides its well known issues of being unreliable, the only folks who might benefit are those who live in the Del vicinity. There is so much of direct connectivity from many of the ME3 to many local airports in Indi...

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by subramak1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

In fairness, they never operated the -400 Combi, just the -400; the -300s they operated were Combis (and of course had to have F/Es!) They operated 2 743 Combis. But they were looking to acquire 744 Combi's to replace them and the board approved induction of 744 Combis with 3 man crew - which do no...

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 25287

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

How about DEL, would the traffic justify an upgrade to A 380?

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16233

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Going by past history, the journey from Board approval to induction is a long & tedious one - on an average 5 years. The induction of 14 A320's on dry-lease happened 5+ years after board approval. This is an airline whose board once approved the induction of mythical 747-400 Combi's with 3 man ...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20633

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

This is a big get for IAD. Fills a glaring hole in the route map. There is a huge S. Asian population around IAD, no doubt they will be pleased to have a nonstop option. AI will print money on this route. What is up next, Rio, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Lagos, Hong Kong, Sydney, maybe Athens? Too bad UA seem...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20633

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

77Ls - Mothballed when there was no demand and reactivated when there is demand. I am sure a.net would have preferred AI hiring few guys and few tugs, and keep moving surplus capacity around the hub. Like a famous one doing right now. Well, now that you mention it... they would probably have saved ...

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by subramak1
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

10 minutes before departure for standby does not cut it. If your not on board seated, and strapped in, then it is all on the standby. Although I work for an airline, I as a rule of thumb buy my tickets anyway to make sure I am were I need to be. I am always at my gate 1 1/2 - 2 hours prior to STD. ...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

AA places a very heavy emphasis on D0, though to be fair I wouldn't have a job without it. At what time did you get to the gate? If everyone's on board—including all the standbys at the gate—then they're going to go. Standbys are generally processed no later than 15 minutes before departure, when t...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

AA places a very heavy emphasis on D0, though to be fair I wouldn't have a job without it. It happened last night to me with AA. The plane was pulled back from gate before departure time, left me stranded At what time did you get to the gate? If everyone's on board—including all the standbys at the...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 12350

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

It happened last night to me with AA. The plane was pulled back from gate before departure time, left me stranded

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6201

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

I have been a big fan of WN having achieved Companion status couple of years in a row. WN is extremely flexible. I am switching to American now since am based in DFW. The main reason for switch is that with increasing Family incomes we can afford F. But dont get me started on American's change fees ...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39262

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

May be it is time for good old conversations in planes and reading books.

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by subramak1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 21033

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

The demand for First Class to London is driven by financial services industry. London occupies a much larger space than it would otherwise because of colonial past and EU. Not quite right. London is a global financial hub not because of the colonial past per se but mainly because the legal framewor...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 21033

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I tend to agree that F should be cut almost entirely maybe except for a few routes (JFK, LAX, HKG) and definitely do it right (and charge appropriately) then. I would say they definitely need a good J product for that strategy to work and while the current Club World layout was revolutionary, it's ...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 21033

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I tend to agree that F should be cut almost entirely maybe except for a few routes (JFK, LAX, HKG) and definitely do it right (and charge appropriately) then. I would say they definitely need a good J product for that strategy to work and while the current Club World layout was revolutionary, it's ...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39262

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I am surprised this cover DXB, DOH and AUH. Especially given that AUH has even US customs preclearance

Subu

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 45852

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

The ME3 concept/experiment has only been running at full steam for about 10 years. Its a massive gamble whose outcome remains to be seen. It would be quite a boon to legacies if/when the ME3 experiment ends. A return to the glory days of national carriers perhaps? I dont get this anti ME 3 thing. 1...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 14186

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

I doubt denver will get 77W in the short term in winter anyways. In the northern winter schedule LHR DEN is operated by mid J configured 747 due to the high demand in business class for travellers proceeding to the ski resorts. Actually, it is the 77W that is slightly more premium heavy, with 14F a...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 14186

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

The A350-1000s are to replace an equal number of 744s, that's been made clear several times in investor presentations. The configuration is going to be interesting; how close will it be to the similarly sized 77W? I think that we can assume that the F cabin will be smaller than the 14 seats on the ...

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11118

Re: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL

How many passengers fly from DEL to SFO with a stop in China? I know airlines such as SQ, CZ, OZ fly passengers between SFO and DEL. How many passengers would airlines like Air China (DEL-PEK-SFO), China Eastern (DEL-PVG-SFO), China Southern (DEL-CAN-SFO) fly between SFO and DEL? I would like to kn...

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 13205

Re: India aviation thread

On Another note, in Denver I see Jet Airways code share flights listed in FIDS in the Airport. Looks like DL is code shaing with 9W on its from AMS or LHR to SLC and SLC DEN. I guess that is good thing as DEN lacks decent connections to most cities in India in winter due to BA, LH scheduling. The BA...

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by subramak1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 8717

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

I came across couple of posts (one from the travel agent and the other from the website "View from the Wing") saying that AA is planning to either resume the ORD-DEL route or a new route. Does anyone in the community have more information on this? Firstly, I see AA trying something like O...

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