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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Once bitten, twice shy with these source based stories.
Wait for something official from AI first.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
dampfnudel wrote:DL feeling the pressure now to place their own order.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Europe seems to be the aviation strike capital of the world.Jump to post
Now the dumping of the Q400s is a little surprising for a couple routes out of SEA... During severe fog days in the fall in Seattle, those things are the only ones that come and go through all of it... Same for smoke days in OR and NorCal... I'd have thought they'd at least keep a handful for their...Jump to post
Opus99 wrote:150 MAXs is a big win for Boeing I have to say. But Airbus does not need it.
I remember SAA used to load special catering and extra crew for Skytrax audit flights. Complete scam What's the point if they knew which flights were going to be audited? That should be kept a secret by Skytrax, much like how restaurant critiques (not the vlogging/Instagram ones) never schedule the...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/delta-announce-deal-100-boeing-max-10-planes-sources-2022-07-17/ Update here for you all: Airbus and Boeing officials flew to India ahead of the show chasing a potential $50 billion blockbuster from Air India owner Tata Group. It is studying 200-30...Jump to post
As an example, LHR-JFK is only back at 5 daily departures for BA. Ordinarily that'd be 8. But there are neither the crews nor the airframes to restore it. Although PDX has started (and doing very well!) there are other routes that would have been started if it wasn't for a lack of resources. Might ...Jump to post
Probably technically prohibitive to add it to the glorified 1960s RJ that is the 737?Jump to post
I'm pretty sure that upthread someone pointed out that actually 300 aircraft is what their current fleets amount to, and most of them are getting quite old, so by and large they seem to be doing a one for one replacement with a standardised fleet. Just checked the respective fleets (AI,UK, IX, I5) ...Jump to post
If this was to actually happen would that mean AI get to operate a Q Suite in J? It's kind of insane to think they'd be able to pull that off. I was wondering the same lol.. Qatars Q Suite should be a model for the new AI J if they really want to make a statement. It should be but it's just not the...Jump to post
Yes, I do believe that all these aircraft orders are over the top. There's a famous thread on this site that was created in 2005/6 when IndiGo announced a firm order for 100 A320s at an airshow. It was full of naysayers saying that it was never going to reach fruition and Jet Airways was the airlin...Jump to post
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
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