It's crazy how the domestic market is so tough for Air India. Clearly they need to figure out a solution to the low cost carriers to even be a viable airline in the future. Too many airlines flying domestically can really be a problem. I believe there is room for 1 FCC in the Indian domestic skies....Jump to post
The LHR halt seems like a stopgap measure.Jump to post
If there was demand, airlines would fly there. Its as simple as that! AI used to fly CCU-LHR but once Tata took over, they stopped this route along with BLR-SFO and HYD-ORD. I am sure Tata took a more data driven decision on stopping routes that are not profitable. Do you think there is some conspi...Jump to post
Not sure if it's relevant but CONVIASA are set to receive an ex-Qatari Amiri Flight A340-500 soon.Jump to post
For the last twenty years or so, the various Indian carriers have been receiving all these longhaul planes, and we always speculate about all the new services that will be started, and it just never seems to happen. Will this time be any different? The only Indian carriers that have received long-h...Jump to post
I went to Meghalaya in November and can't wait to check out the rest of the North East soon.
From a pure professional point of view, quite why airlines let a plane with passengers on board see a sight like that is beyond me. It certainly creates a bad impression, regardless of what the situation *actually* is. Easy - just turn on the 787 windows to max dimness. Problem solved. :bigthumbsup:Jump to post
SpiceJet seems such a terribly run operation that I wouldn't mind in the slightest as a passenger if they were to go away.
They're not a feather on IndiGo.
Cute from BA, but no cigar. Emirates too should announce they are leaving DXB just for the lulz.Jump to post
What a surprise, EK changing things around again.Jump to post
Though I did fly the LCC subsidiary Kingfisher Red.
If this was so simple/practical, it would have been done decades ago.Jump to post
DLPMMM wrote:Western727 wrote:If this works out to be true, it explains a lot of unanswered questions.
The only Indian museum I know which comes close and yet still very much afar in India is the Visvewaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore or Bengaluru. Perhaps it's wrong to compare the two but couldn't help it, is this the best we could do for our children :( . In Goa there is a mari...Jump to post
Many of the routes from DEL to Southern/Eastern India are 2.5 to 3.5 hrs time frame. It is not that small. Now there are many routes which are >2.5 hrs as point to point routes are more numerous. Nope. The longest is DEL-TRV which is 2:55 runway to runway. Whining about wanting a flat bed is ridicu...Jump to post
Only on this forum having a codeshare agreement with the airline that owns India and has an almost 55% share of the Indian domestic market would be a bad thing. Indigo is massive. Good for AA Exactly. IndiGo has a dizzying network with multiple dailies to boondocks. India is a small country flying ...Jump to post
Of course a space station can be assembled without a space shuttle. The Russians didn't have a shuttle for Mir, and the Americans assembled the likes of Skylab back in the 1970s. The space shuttle was used for the ISS only because it was there. Not to mention using a 2000 ton orbiter to lift up 25 t...Jump to post
Southwest: 48 years of profitability. No bankruptcy. No layoffs. Good return for long term investors exceeding every publicly traded airline except ALK by a lot. Legacy Airlines: Years of profitability offset with years of staggering losses. Bankruptcy reorganizations, some multiple times. Many man...Jump to post
I just saw this: https://www.icana.ir/En/Newsamp/161140/Iran-to-Receive-Tupolev-Tu-204SM-Planes Iran Air set to receive the 100% Russian built TU-204 with Russian PS-90A engines. This is similar to Russian sales to Cuba and North Korea. Finally Iran has semi-modern aircraft! Would you not call the ...Jump to post
Imho, it's almost inconceivable that Boeing is still foisting this turkey on airlines. It doesn't even have EICAS/ECAM for God's sake! The overhead panel is almost unchanged from 1968! Lyndon Johnson was still president. The USSR still had 23 more years to live. Thank you Mr. Obvious Hazy for point...Jump to post
I think the signs are clear that Boeing "shrinking" the NMA to address the A321 and the weak market position the 737 has got into. "Shelving" "Ending" the MoM/NMA would have too much defeat in it, so wording is carefull. Meeting new market requirements is the way forwa...Jump to post
I notice barring the A320 series, UA has an all-Boeing fleet.
1) CO had an all-Boeing fleet as well. Did UA have these Airbuses from before the merger, or were they ordered later?
2) UA also has 45 A350s on order, deferred to 2027. Will this ever see the light of day?
South Korea is a tiny country with a developed land transport infrastructure. Is there really a demand for numerous domestic airlines and frequencies?Jump to post
Which UA livery replaced which? Did the colourful one come first, or was it Battleship grey?
Is it safe to say that the last overall trouble free Boeing launch was the original 777 in the mid 90s? Not really. They had to spend double what they planned to get it out the door on time and once they did, the production meltdown destroyed the margins on the initial planes. Some believe Boeing h...Jump to post
Everybody talks about the McD merger being the root cause of all this. Imagine how BAD mcD must have been to be the root cause of the rot of a company the size of Boeing. Also can someone explain why Boeing felt the merger was necessary? Especially if McD was heading towards being defunct anyway? T...Jump to post
Any indication on how well, performance wise, the 779 is doing? I have heard absolutely nothing concrete except for the bluster from STC about EK refusing delivery unless it meets contract specifications. Does this imply that it is falling short, or is it just noise because EK does not want them an...Jump to post
The A321XLR isn't a good replacement for airlines with a 787-8 sized appetite.
Take AI for example, pre-pandemic, they flew their Dreamliners far and wide - from Kenya to Australia to Japan to the UK. Now can an A321 do that from a DEL hub?
The jet southwest orders next will be whatever Boeing uses to replace the MAX. And that jet will have MAJOR input from southwest, Ryanair, United etc. Southwest knows they cannot last with the 737 forever. But when the day comes they want to be very well prepared and informed. So they will an integ...Jump to post
I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewher...Jump to post
I envision a future where airlines will offer "free minutes" on our existing Netflix/Prime accounts and we will use these to watch where we left off. Much less effort than building your own app and negotiating contracts for your own content. I just hope they retain the moving map somewhere...Jump to post
In an alternate universe, PA, CO, and EA all survived absorbed the others and UA, DL, AA, NW, US all got eaten. We'd have a US3 with different corporate branding, plus WN. The hubs might be sorted slightly differently. And not much else would be different. We would see threads like: "If PA had...Jump to post