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by hohd
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/a5d4d159-b14e-30bc-ac18-bc1d058e7abe/india%E2%80%99s-refusal-to-bail-out.html Article about no airline specific package from India from Indian carriers. At least for the sake of safety, GoI should consider some interest free or very low interest loans. Airlines are strug...

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by hohd
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 189
Views: 41650

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Cant blame pilot error alone, ATC could have advised the pilot to try runway 28 again (or told the pilot that there is a tailwind on runway 10) after some waiting and the airport authorities should have grooved the runway knowing that a similar accident happened in a table top runway 10 years ago at...

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by hohd
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 189
Views: 41650

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

The plane was carrying full load of passengers and cargo. May be AIX could have considered limiting the passengers and cargo during monsoon season. It has been raining heavily in the West Coast of India for the past few days.

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by hohd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14879

Re: Emirates drops FLL

I Actually since you mention Indians, that was maybe a target of the flight - the areas closer to FLL and to the north have more South Asians than areas closer to MIA. One of the few ethnic ex-pat communities where that is the case. I know FLL-DXB-BLR or FLL-DXB-COK or FLL-DXB-MAA was flown by folk...

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by hohd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Where is Air Asia Group getting the money for at least a part of the $40million. Tatas also don't seem to have a coherent strategy concerning airlines. They have Vistara, which has never turned in a profit but has potential, and not doing well now, Air Asia India in its last legs and they are the so...

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by hohd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9179

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

This I think will see more than a "little" decline. I am not saying it will never come back but there are three factors that will impact this: 1. Newly discovered video conferencing capability, 2. Indian tech MNCs will face headwinds in the way of less demand for bodies and 3. Increasingl...

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by hohd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17027

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Pandemic or not, US-UK traffic can expect to decline due to Brexit. London will lose many EU based companies which have its HQ there, which now will be relocated to Continental Europe. So business travel will suffer further, and could lead to more cancellations of flights.

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by hohd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

An Auditor had previously pegged the value of Fernandes' 49% stake at Rupees 550 crores (around $73 million). Tony Fernandes trims AirAsia India exit price to $50 million amid Covid-19 The Tata group is in advanced talks to acquire AirAsia Group’s 49 per cent stake in their Indian joint venture air...

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by hohd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston
Replies: 26
Views: 3737

Re: Caribbean Airlines Applies For Houston

A good route for Caribbean. The few times I looked up to go to Port of Spain from IAH, the fares were quite high. Will look forward to travel on Caribbean once all the airports are open and the current Covid situation under control. Businesses nowadays often travel like leisure travelers, they also ...

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by hohd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11504

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

It is time for UA to think outside the box and may be have a selected partnership with B6 in LAX and FLL. B6 code share with AA is only for Boston and New York area, so other areas are still open. Air travel will be brutal the next few years and UA and B6 need all the help they can get. Compete wher...

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by hohd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I suspect Spice Jet foray into US flights might be temporary for the repatriation or something similar effort. The US traffic is now solely with AI and to some extent UA and not many are going via Middle East or Europe, so they are looking at this opportunity. On a scheduled basis the US route is an...

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by hohd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8502

Re: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes

Agree with the above poster. Pre clearance yields no benefits to US citizens. I have cleared customs and immigration in US and most of the times it took less than an hour (most of this time is waiting for the bags, which I have to wait even if I have pre clearance). With the kiosks, immigration is a...

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by hohd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... india-exit

Regarding Air Asia India, as expected, both partners want to abandon this airline. But Tata appears to have the first choice. This airline will not survive in India and as such India has too much airlines anyway.
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... india-exit

Regarding Air Asia India, as expected, both partners want to abandon this airline. But Tata appears to have the first choice. This airline will not survive in India and as such India has too much airlines anyway.

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by hohd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Current Indian government restrictions, since it is temporary overrides any cardinal rules for the time being. United can also fly passengers to India and that they have follow the same permissions as passengers on AI.

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by hohd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I would travel if I can, but my company has cut back almost all air business travel (they still permit short road travel), and I have no particular place to visit since most of the places are closed to US citizens or even if it is open, some kind of quarantine is required. It will be like this till ...

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by hohd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40627

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

This is an extremely good situation developing for both AA and B6, originally I thought Alaska and B6 would get into some kind of partnership, since they have minimum overlap and were smaller carriers, but this will be a jolt to both DL and UA and to some extent WN. Curious point both Alaska and Jet...

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by hohd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO
Replies: 25
Views: 6687

Re: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO

Some of this depends on the November US presidential election. If Trump loses, which at this point is looking likely, the new President Biden may put Saudi under pressure or at least not as supportive as Trump was. That in turn could force Saudi to relax the air blockade to patch up to new US Presid...

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by hohd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relatively few bankruptcies so far
Replies: 20
Views: 3370

Re: Relatively few bankruptcies so far

US style bankruptcy generally favors the airlines, however in other countries, it is a very difficult and laborious process and more often the airline liquidates or ends up giving substantial control to other parties. So most airlines outside US do not even want to look at bankruptcy or administrati...

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by hohd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 5970

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

My first flight was PA and my second flight was TWA. Both don't exist now, but those memories are still intact.

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by hohd
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2395

Re: How common is self-transfer?

Somewhat common. I have done with my family at Istanbul a side round trip to Athens as it was way more cheaper than including Athens in the original itinerary by TK. Also have done at AMS, flew by United to AMS, then on easyjet to MAN. If you add enough time, yes it is easily doable. I do it all the...

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by hohd
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6401

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

GA had a one stop flight via BKK to BOM, but discontinued, probably it was not marketed very well. I used it for BKK-BOM sector and the fares were quite high, but had to choose this flight due to good flight timings. I think one stop via a city outside India wont work, best is to do the triangular r...

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by hohd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6401

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

GA pulled out from BOM, but there was another airline flying from MAA to Indonesia, not sure which. I think they should give DEL a try, it could work, in addition to tourist connections, there is the religious aspect.

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by hohd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

According to AirlineRoute, UA will be switching EWR-DEL to a 789 and an afternoon departure (once covid is over). I believe the previous flight was (in February) the longest on the 77E. There will also be 3 repatriation flights on this new schedule on the 77W this coming week. If it is an afternoon...

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by hohd
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17943

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I doubt if its soon to be JFK flights will start any time soon. And Toronto may not restart even after the virus situation is under control, until the situation with EU agencies are resolved. I doubt if Canada will allow PIA to resume flights knowing that it has been banned from flying to EU and UK.

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by hohd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17943

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Lucky for PIA, there is not much travel anyway due to the current virus situation. However if it continue beyond this year, revenue from lucrative MAN flights will suffer driving even more traffic to Emirates and Qatar.

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by hohd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

BLR is closer to Kerala than MAA. BLR traffic potential is higher than MAA and if Air Asia remains in India, it will continue with BLR. But that remains in doubt, Tata would be well advised to choose Vistara over Air Asia and sell their share to some one (i.e. if any one wants to buy it).

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by hohd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13909

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

There is no point in comparing with other countries and state that it may happen in other countries too. The responsibility for checking the credentials is with PIA, the hiring airline and if the entire testing is faked then it is with the country's regulatory agency. Still 1 in 3 is a lot, even for...

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by hohd
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8503

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

US also arranged some charters from India, but they chose only DL and not AI, which at that time was also flying. So India has a right to choose an Indian carrier. US State dept also can through UA or DL operate the "charter" flights now, just like India is doing through AI. These are spec...

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by hohd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://travelobiz.com/airasia-may-eventually-exit-india-jv-report/ There is a report that Air Asia India may exit India. The report says at present they are not looking to add any planes. I think they will try to sell their share if they are not successful in getting approval to start international...

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by hohd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8503

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

If DL/UA want to fly, they should. But they will quickly find out that there will be very limited passengers who meet the criteria and soon they will abandon such flights until international flights are allowed into India, which could be as early as August.

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by hohd
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34010

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

UA huge mistake in leaving JFK and placing all its bets on EWR-LAX/SFO will hurt soon. Better late than never, may be it is time to reintroduce JFK service for UA.

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by hohd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6082

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

While airlines such as UA restrict the use of miles, however UA and others have standard rewards where one can redeem at a multiple of the lowest award and generally there are only limited restrictions for a general member and no restrictions for an elite member or credit card holder.

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by hohd
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Rightly so, this is the worst PR disaster I have seen any Indian airline face ever. They deserve every bit if it. If they don't fix their issues, they will a 100% surely lose their pax. They are already under investigation for financial irregularities. Just look at the posts under # BoycottAirAsiaI...

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by hohd
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16540

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Train travel in Europe is fairly expensive, often more expensive than planes, no wonder there are many buses. For point to point air travel of 350 km or less it might make sense only if there is a comparable train service for 3 hours or less.

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by hohd
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15510

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

DL and EK may be a better match. DL does not fly to India, not sure if the BOM flight will resume. The only problem is that EK does not fly to many of DL's hubs. They could expand to ATL and DTW if they strike a deal. UA and EK - UA already has invested in India, the long standing flights from EWR a...

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by hohd
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16540

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I think it makes good sense, the pricing of some operators is too low even for the ULCC's to make any money. This drives the non-LCC carriers to struggle and drives the entire industry down. Just look at Indonesia, India and Thailand, almost all operators there are losing money and the airport infra...

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by hohd
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15424

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

If UA wanted foreign crews to work in US, they can sponsor some crews for H1b visa, or can sponsor them on L-1 visa intra company transfer for some senior crews, while FA is not a specialized occupation, the language skills that many of these FA's possess is a specialty. Especially if a FA can speak...

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by hohd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

anybody knows if the middle seat is gonna be vacant or not. The civil aviation minister gave two different statements which have two different meanings. One doesn't know what is going to be, can anybody tell me if there has been any notice or how things are supposed to be. I know that not many peop...

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by hohd
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

TOP 10 O&D CITIES OF BLR for the Year Ending FEB 2019 1) DXB 2) SIN 3) BKK 4) LHR 5) HKT 6) KUL 7) JED 8) SFO 9) MLE 10) HKG Source= Airport IS Interesting that HKT (Phuket) is ahead of Doha, Abu Dhabi and Muscat, which don't even show up in top 10 and also no city in Germany is in top 10. Just...

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by hohd
Thu May 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13310

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. Complete nonsense!!! I really wish people would stop saying that. Virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, and various research institutions have been predicting this for the past two decades at least. Thr truth is the airlines had poor business conti...

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by hohd
Wed May 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45285

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy

Just like South African, Thailand gave liberal access to ME2 (not sure Etihad is much of a competitor now) where O & D is minimal and as a result suffered immensely. Giving liberal access to budget carriers in China, SE Asia is different because of strong O & D. They need balance out - acces...

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by hohd
Wed May 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Airlines who decided not to buy widebody aircraft must be happy with that choice. -Fares to be capped(floor & ceiling) by stage length. Rule to be in effect till August likely. -Only one-third of domestic flights (of SS'20 schedule) to begin from May 25. https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/...

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by hohd
Wed May 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46989

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

All the first tier cities are already operational or soon will be (may be as soon as June) which includes New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, DFW, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Others are second tier, might take longer to restart. (Aus, Phx, Den, ...

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by hohd
Wed May 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46989

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

All the first tier cities are already operational or soon will be (may be as soon as June) which includes New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, DFW, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Others are second tier, might take longer to restart. (Aus, Phx, Den, ...

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by hohd
Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46989

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

All the first tier cities are already operational or soon will be (may be as soon as June) which includes New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, DFW, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Others are second tier, might take longer to restart. (Aus, Phx, Den, S...

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by hohd
Wed May 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

With domestic travel within India not likely to start until mid June or July and international may be a month after, and no meaningful aid package announced by the Govt, I wonder how many airlines can survive. The govt has not even announced a loan package to any airline yet, (except AI getting its ...

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by hohd
Tue May 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18886

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Doha on AA will be from Seattle. They just couldn't say anything yet because they're waiting for Alaska to end its partnership with Emirates. I don't think Alaska will end its partnership with EK, instead it may add QR selectively for some markets (unless EK objects, but then EK does not have much ...

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by hohd
Tue May 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65657

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA borrowed money to perform share buy-backs and here we are. Borrowing money to do stock buy backs, etc If he didn’t borrow money to do stock buybacks, AA might have had a fighting chance of avoiding Chapter 11. This statement is highly misleading at the very best. AA didn't fund their buybacks wi...

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by hohd
Tue May 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65657

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

For AA, it is time to take a look again at ORD, where they are subordinate to UA as a hub. May be they don't need ORD any more. And PHX, while they compete with Southwest, they don't have a good alternative in the west (DFW is too far east), LAX is a possibility, but they are not dominant there, so ...

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by hohd
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Still no allocation to private players in Phase 2 of Vande Bharat mission. Only AI and IX are allotted flights and thereby some earnings from these flights... I wonder how long will the private players be quiet... Also no financial relief measures announced for the aviation sector in the economy re...

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