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KLM To Delhi - India

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:37 am

Unfortunately, SN Brussels Airlines does not operate flights to India yet...
So I will fly KLM from Paris CDG to Delhi via Amsterdam on saturday 20th august. Anyone knows about operated aircrafts on these routes?

Thanxxx
 
ilgrancapo
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:57 am

AF from CDG = 343
BA from LHR = 744
AI from LHR = 744
VS from LHR = 343
KL from AMS = M11
LH from FRA = 744
AI from FRA = 744 (mixed configuration)
LH from MUC = 343
AZ from MXP = 767
OS from VIE = 332 and 342
SU from SVO = IL6, IL9 and T20

I can´t remember anyone more.
 
karan69
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:17 am

If you fly in October, you will get a chance to be on one of their mighty 777s
 
flydubai
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:22 am

AI from BHX = 772 (via ATQ) to DEL.

The 777 is surely the best airliner travelling to India from the UK. AI currently have two of them and one is doing the DEL-ATQ-BHX-YYZ-BHX-ATQ-DEL route.
 
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:57 pm

Thank you very much for all the information... I'd like to fly B777 rather than MD11 but... let's see!
 
mrniji
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:07 am

Quoting Flydubai (Reply 3):
AI currently have two of them [777s]

They have three. VT-AIJ, VT-AIK, VT-AIL.. the latter entered the fleet either end of may or beg of June (don't remember). I saw her recently in LHR, ready for taxiing on the LHR-CCU-DAC route (6th freedom with change of flight numbers in CCU). She looks like a toy, with thick color on her (the classic livery does not suit the 777)
"The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed." (Gandhi)
 
CHI787ORD
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:43 am

Quoting Flydubai (Reply 3):
The 777 is surely the best airliner travelling to India from the UK. AI currently have two of them and one is doing the DEL-ATQ-BHX-YYZ-BHX-ATQ-DEL route.

The Triple 7s that AI has also have PTVs, a first for AI.
 
flydubai
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:27 am

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 6):
The Triple 7s that AI has also have PTVs, a first for AI.

Wow! I didn't know that. Some of my relatives went on AI 187 BHX-YYZ just today and I thought they were going to have a farther boring flight. I'll take it back now.

Hamz..
 
mrniji
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:18 pm

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 6):
The Triple 7s that AI has also have PTVs, a first for AI.

Yes and no. Yes: they have PTVs in Eco. No: VT-AIE and VT-AIF (ex SQ 744s) entered AI's fleet earlier and have PTVs - afaik they are mostly used for the BOM-CDG-EWR leg
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CHI787ORD
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:35 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 8):
VT-AIE and VT-AIF (ex SQ 744s) entered AI's fleet earlier and have PTVs - afaik they are mostly used for the BOM-CDG-EWR leg

Huh, I didnt know that! What does AI's PTV programming consist of?
 
mrniji
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RE: KLM To Delhi - India

Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:50 am

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 9):
Huh, I didnt know that! What does AI's PTV programming consist of?

From Namaskar, June Ed:

They are not AVOD, have an overwhelming 6 channels: FRA to LAX, 4 shows, other sectors 3 or 2, respectively. I am too lazy to write it off the guide now, either send me an email and I will photograph it, or I can post a pic here.. give me a day or two though, because I forgot my digi at my friends place



(see my trip report on AI recently - you will see from the pc that the IFE Guide is a mess)
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