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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation - 2023
Replies: 86
Views: 9614

Re: India Aviation - 2023

With the recent removal of all flight limitations between India and Canada, I'm hoping for HYD-YYZ by AI as there's a significant diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area probably on par with Chicago. In addition many Indian companies (TCS, iGate, Virtusa etc.) having large working relationships with t...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 121
Views: 29217

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

With every new article, the order split varies but gets a little more concrete, so one can only hope.

About Jan 27 in particular - will believe it when the order happens on that date of course. Too many dates like that have come and gone.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation - 2023
Replies: 86
Views: 9614

Re: India Aviation - 2023

Vistara 789 As per this article , the 3 789 that had been lived to Vistara order have now been all delivered to Lufthansa . Wonder what has happened here ? Could have always come to Ai … https://simpleflying.com/threes-a-crowd-lufthansa-takes-delivery-of-another-boeing-787/ You are mixing apples an...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights
Replies: 50
Views: 8429

Re: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights

smi0006 wrote:
Where are the aircraft coming from?


They are the same airplanes - just flying to LGW instead of LHR.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Atlanta (ATL)
Replies: 102
Views: 16183

Re: Ethiopian adds Atlanta (ATL)

Why does ET use DUB as a tech stop? Do their aircraft not have the range to fly non-stop to the US?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jan 09, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)

Checked those flight numbers on FR24 - a 23-minute inter island flight? The views must've been good!

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 27, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19126

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

Iran has had sanctions on it for over 40 years now. Pretty sure they know how to bypass them as and when necessary.

As another poster said, nobody outside the US and one or two other countries even bat an eyelid.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Dec 25, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 engine shut down descending towards ICN
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Re: Korean Air A330 engine shut down descending towards ICN

Isn't this the same carrier which partially grounded its A330 fleet a few short weeks ago after a crash landing?

MX issues or bad luck these?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Any word on AI getting something smaller than an A320 - an ATR/Q400 type aircraft?

Now that Alliance Air is a separate entity, surely AI would want to fly to smaller airports and not leave them entirely to SG/6E/9I?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

777X seems weird considering that both 787 and A350 orders would have covered every LH mission profile they expect to fly in the future. Hope they're not biting more than they can chew. Maybe the 779 can replicate the role the 747 had in their fleet before (with a slightly lower capacity) All the 7...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Amazing - exciting times for AI, by unshackling them from the GOV this will hopefully see them rise to their full potential! How many 788 and 789 do they currently have? I assume they will plan to be kept? Will all the max go to Air India express? AI have 27 x 787-8s. Vistara have 3 x 787-9s with a...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Dec 16, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 163
Views: 32191

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

EY restarts CCU on an A320.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Dec 16, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet sold tickets on a route to BLR that never existed
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

VietJet sold tickets on a route to BLR that never existed

Remember the too-good-to-be-true advertisements where Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air was offering flights from Bengaluru to Hanoi in Vietnam for Rs 9? Turns out it is too good to be true. However, several passengers who booked their VietJet Air flights via popular travel booking platforms ...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines/routes operate from Gatwick because they can't get slots at Heathrow?
Replies: 77
Views: 16085

Re: Which airlines/routes operate from Gatwick because they can't get slots at Heathrow?

From India, Vistara was about to open flights to LGW for this reason. But post-pandemic LHR slots became available and they operate there now without considering LGW.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Does India not impose strict seat number allocations on Emirates which is the airline most likely to operate the A380 to/from India? India gets the same number of seats to a Gulf country/city as it gives to one of their carriers. And from what I know, Indian carriers keep hitting their ceiling, lea...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

Is AI/Tata interested in getting into the freighter game? Interesting question. I would think long-term certainly, but well over doubling the fleets of two airlines (Air India and Air India Express), along with the merging of four airlines into two, and just the general overall work for Air India n...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Dec 11, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/air-india-close-signing-deal-150-boeing-737-max-jets-economic-times-2022-12-09/ Reuters is also reporting a Max deal is close. I'm guessing they are going dual NB fleet like the US3.. Would take forever to get 300+ NEOs Bit of a comeback into the I...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109956

Re: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)

Leeham is reporting 50-100 A350s before year end, plus 100 MAXes (40 of which are Chinese planes, but not delivered). https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/08/hotr-big-airplane-orders-race-toward-year-end/ If this is true, bit of a coup for both Airbus and Boeing to sway AI away from widebody Boeings and ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 26
Views: 1530

Re: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

atcdan wrote:
Boeing 777-300ER

It’s the only plane that makes the floor of my tower heavily vibrate when it departs. Gorgeous wing, gorgeous engines, love the silhouette as she leaps into the sky at sunset.


Do you like in DXB? That would be rather frequent.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)

It does'nt work that way. The incoming 777's are short term capacity uplift while AIC management make their final decision on which new widebody they will acquire. And as much as some people drool at the sight of Air India ordering a few 777X's, it isn't going to happen. Doesn't seem too short term...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: United Airlines orders 100 787’s plus 100 options, orders 100 737MAX
Replies: 1154
Views: 296934

Re: Will United cancel its 350 order?

That's why it is hard to take aircraft orders made 10-12 years in advance too seriously these days.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)

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A downgrade of the current livery but looks interim. As long as the interiors are fine...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Updated: Air India to lease in 30 aircraft (320/321/777LR)

How many 777LR is India getting? I always thought Qantas should have picked up all of these 777LR and fitted them with low density cabins. They could have been doing half a dozen direct flights to Europe and New York for the last couple years. Then swap the longest routes to the A350-1000ULR as the...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 228
Views: 53841

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

Lamp1009 wrote:
Will we actually see an order for any widebodies within the next year, or will the re-evaluation of things push potential orders for the forseeable future?


Your guess is as good as mine.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft
Replies: 228
Views: 53841

Re: Media reports: Airbus close to Air India deal for A350 aircraft

Tomorrow is JRD's birth Anniversary, great day to announce adeal if they were ready.... There was a Reuters or Bloomberg article that mentioned that AI was waiting for Independence Day to announce. All these dates have come and gone. There was news that both AI and Airbus were at a stalemate - does...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

5 times bitten, 20 times shy re: 6E getting widebodies.

Especially something like TK 777s - a pipe dream at best (for TK that is!)

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Flight 1862 crash - 30 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: El Al Flight 1862 crash - 25 years ago

I'm sorry, but that's bollocks! The title states that the flight crashed - 25 years ago! Read the first post of the thread and pay very close attention to the date of that post. I trust things will all come together for you. Read the thread title - it's not rocket science to work out that 1992 is n...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s
Replies: 24
Views: 6992

Re: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s

CarbonFibre wrote:
I think we all know what a new livery would look like!

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Nah there's not enough white in this livery.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s
Replies: 24
Views: 6992

Re: Royal Jordanian to order 20 A320NEO, to add more B787s

SXDFC wrote:
I hate to ask this, however I wonder if there’s any possibility of a new livery with these new jets? Perhaps a modern twist to what they have now?


Please don't ask - let's not fix what ain't broken.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 16066

Re: Deltas Old A320s

A couple notes - Pilots dislike the older A320s for some surprising reasons. The vent fans in the cockpit are incredibly loud on the earlier aircraft in the family. It's like a wind storm up there (in terms of noise). I'm not sure what Airbus did to solve that on later aircraft, but the difference ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 52
Views: 11784

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

Air India outlined its transformation plan. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=large Link to original PDF https://www.airindia.in/writereaddata/Portal/News/739_1_Press_release-Air_India_unveils_trans...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

All, does anyone have any progress at the new airport for Chennai? Last I've heard, they're building it in Parandur and it's gained signifigant opposition from farmers and villagers in Parandur. article from 3 days ago: https://www.dtnext.in/city/2022/09/18/protests-opposing-parandur-airport-contin...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Air India to lease 30 Boeing/Airbus aircraft, expands flights to US

Once bitten, twice shy with these source based stories.

Wait for something official from AI first.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

9W had a PNQ-SIN before its demise. AI had PNQ-HYD-SIN more than a decade ago and it allowed domestic pax on PNQ-HYD route. I dont know if AI is still allowed domestic pax on international connector routes. Of course they still are. Such domestic pax are issued boarding cards with a large 'D' on th...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Singapore-India gets a new route ...Sin-PNQ Vistara has applied to start flights on the sector. Smart call this one. PNQ -Sin traffic+PNQ - SE Asia/USA will get on ths one rather than go to mumbai. https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-will-soon-get-direct-air-connectivity-with-singapo...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

Would they use them to restore ORD-HYDERABAD route that AI has done off and on during COVID times? My understanding is that this was just a temporary repatriation route under the Vande Bharat / Air Bubble umbrella so I would think not. I believe AI had a same plane HYD-DEL-ORD service pre-pandemic....

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

I am sure Tata will negotiate very strongly, much more so than the old Air India, I suspect. Oh, negotiation wasn't a weak point of the old Air India when it came to aircraft purchases. From what I recall, AI got a great deal on the 68 Boeings (and IC on the 43 Airbuses) when they last placed their...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disposal of old First, Biz seats and shells
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Re: OLD Aircraft First, Biz seats and shells

I know that airlines have sold old seats but that is a niche business for sure? Right? I've always wondered who buys them and for what joy - aren't they effectively unhygienic and battered by that point in their lives, having sailed the skies for the better part of 1/2 decades? Not to mention proba...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

AI was in LAX more than 10 years ago then withdrew. Perhaps this time would be better as passengers are preferring nonstops. For both AA and UA the Russian airspace restriction is a big deterrent. I dont say any way out for atleast 1 or 2 years. Will UA keep the BOM and SFO flights suspended till t...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service
Replies: 109
Views: 14757

Re: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service

Calling it right now - the 767 could be the first A/B airliner to still be in active service 100 years since its debut. Actually the DC-3 which is still flying. First flight December 17, 1935. They are still upgrading & selling them via a 3rd party so they could be flying still in 2035. So they...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service
Replies: 109
Views: 14757

Re: Boeing 767: 40 years in airline service

Calling it right now - the 767 could be the first A/B airliner to still be in active service 100 years since its debut.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft
Replies: 146
Views: 19149

Re: American Airlines orders Boom Overture aircraft

dampfnudel wrote:
DL feeling the pressure now to place their own order.


They might pick some second hand ones from UA/AA after a few years. :duck:

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 430
Views: 71398

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Hello Does anybody know if Air India will bring back the 77W to LHR? I'm a bit confused why they are not doing so because they are leasing an extra 6 77Ws, and the high yield routes from BOM and DEL are currently operated using 788s which have less capacity than the 77W. Thanks AI is in a state of ...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 2676

Re: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX

RJNUT wrote:
of the ME3,I believe they have the most frequency to India from their DOH hub


Not true. EK does.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL ATL-KWI route back in 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: DL ATL-KWI route back in 2008

Yes, United too had an IAD-KWI non-stop for 10 years between 2006-2016.

As the war in Iraq ebbed, so too did these flights.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Air India to lease six aircraft as poor interiors delay flights to North America

I am wondering if they are going to get 6 of the older SQ 77W's which are still stored. SIA Engineering is servicing one AI 77W at the moment (what I heard no cabin refresh which was mentioned earlier in this forum) and would have the parts to maintain that cabin configuration. SQ and Tata group ar...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 status
Replies: 13
Views: 3710

Re: Qantas A380 status

ABpositive wrote:
Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?


I spotted one incoming from LHR into SIN the other day.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India to lease in 42 aircraft (320/321/777LR/W)
Replies: 166
Views: 53723

Re: Air India considering order for 300 narrow-body planes : Reports

Polot wrote:
Or they can just introduce W at AI. Vistara has it on their 787s and I’m sure it is something Tata will explore at AI.


Vistara has a 3-class product: J, W and Y.

The aircraft in question have 4 classes - F, J, W, Y.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252

beaverhunter wrote:
With some editing they should be fine.


Thank you for your reply! I'll give each of them a good shot.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Spiderguy252
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Pre Screening - Spiderguy252

After being a mute spectator for years I finally tried my hand at some spotting. Do any of these work, if properly edited? : https://i.imgur.com/3rcyF1u.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iRA5IvU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cka89BQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0S0UZE3.jpg

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