Go may start Bhutan https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/goair-may-start-flights-to-bhutan-from-new-delhi/articleshow/70273090.cms How are they planning to do it on the A320ceo or neo? They won't be able to lift enough fuel for return non-stop to DEL and/...Jump to post
The only thing India has changed is revert to peacetime alert status. The forward bases in the north are still active. Living near two forward bases in the East, I can indirectly say that most of the Sqdrns from here have all been relocated to the North.Jump to post
Couldn't BA start a flight to CCU. It is the only major city in India to which it doesn't have a connection. Ahmadabad would likely be a better fit but does Ahmadabad airport support wide body operation?The gujjus should have a lot of money so filling the premium cabin shouldn't be as much a proble...Jump to post
How Calcutta won a Dubai flight but lost a London one The new route sounds suspiciously like a consolation prize Love the headline and the byline https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/how-calcutta-won-a-dubai-flight-but-lost-a-london-one/cid/1693185 TBH CCU never had any non stop to LHR...Jump to post
I have sort of trusted them in the past but now I dont give a Flying Rahul Gandhi to what their so called ratings say...like its literally a joke. Skytrax is the largest corrupt company within the global aviation world. There is nothing within its rating system that takes place without money. The e...Jump to post
unnayan wrote:Why did they leave the blue under belly?
With the exit of 9W, being left with less and less choices of J travel in domestic, I was forced to take an AI flight on the DEL-MAA sector yesterday, when the sandstorm had struck DEL. You really get to see how mismanaged everything is at AI. It is not one area, but on every single step! 1. I had p...Jump to post
You know that the traditional escape route is a bus trip to Nepal and to Antigua There is passport control while crossing Nepal border by road. There is no mandatory passport control/customs check FOR INDIANS or NEPALIS at any entry/exit point between India and Nepal. It is only for citizens of oth...Jump to post
UK is inducting an all-Y A32N from Wow air (TF-NEO), already painted in UK colors. Wonder which route(s) will this be used.
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It's not what everyone wants, only desi small town residents here on a.net. Since for them, they ANYWAYS have to take a one-stop or more to connect globally be it through Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Mumbai or Delhi. But for mega city pax it definitely does matter, especially for those who value time an...Jump to post
The richest city North of Delhi- Chandigarh has only 5 flights a day currently thanks to a variety of factors 1. IXC/Chandigarh has between 25-30 flights a day with a sprawling new terminal!! Man, are you so far down South in 'Kings Landing' that you have no idea of 'The North'?!!! (Pun intended) C...Jump to post
Only mountains and militancy lie north of delhi. No business Wow mate, talk about such a shallow statement from (assuming) a fellow Indian!!! North of Delhi includes areas some which have for decades, been the 'Bread basket' and the most agriculturally fertile regions of India, in Punjab. Not to me...Jump to post
Top 20 airports by total passenger traffic https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/top-20-total.png Source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/05/01/2018-19-top-airports-in-india/ BLR 3 HYD 6. 6>3 therefore HYD is bigger airport than BLR. Many thanks for this share. Was waiting for so...Jump to post
So there it is. Sadly this means the nonstop won't happen. There is no way the airline will get 100% of this traffic. Plus it won't even fill a plane. The bigger issue is that BLR is not a connecting hub. It could and should be. But, as many of the people from South India on this forum have said, S...Jump to post
Between 2-16 October 19 SQ will increase CCU to daily, no SilkAir services operating during this period - Most certainly to cater to the 2019 Durga Puja holiday rush. - Funny enough, that one extra widebody flight by SQ will increase passenger WB ops at CCU by 16-20% for that duration. Such is the ...Jump to post
Why are we focusing most on the South Delhi and S. Mumbai 'elites'?
Is it because DEL/BOM got the majority 9W flights?x
What about the South 'Other' elites that lose an FSC out of their 'puny & insignificant towns' some of whom probably flew more often per month than S.DEL/BOM elites?
9w748capt wrote:Curious which routes Vistara is adding from BOM. Any new destinations?
Will any of you members feel the loss of Jet Airways (should the airline shut down, which is very likely)? Have you enjoyed its service at any point? Or do you feel ‘Good riddance to 9W’ deep within your soul? Back during 1993-1995, the days of the Damanias and ICs of India, 9W had brought a fresh ...Jump to post
Here's a better idea - convert them to Amazon vouchers. Way more liquid than unpredictable currency like miles. Many Thanks! Allow cross-site tracking (in your browser settings), that should fix it. Good luck! That actually worked thanks! Booked 5 star hotels, amazon vouchers and bought a lot of s*...Jump to post
Looks like Jet Privilege website is trying to block me from logging in since my first voucher redeem transaction. Whatever browser and device I am using, I am being stuck at login page with the error "Third party cookie is disabled. Please enable cookies in browser settings." Have done eve...Jump to post
With such unpredictable cancellations, why would anyone book on 9W? Can anyone please explain? Simple, to encash all the miles for award flights. That's what I have been doing past few weeks. Three J class and one Y award flight, and I still have plenty miles to consume. At the rate this airline is...Jump to post
MCAS or no MCAS, the aircraft pretty much went into a nose dive in the seconds leading the crash, based on the crater images of crash site. At this point the lack of data from the last couple of minutes because of no FR24 coverage in that area makes any statements mere speculations. With that in min...Jump to post
On my yesterday's flight with 9W IXB-BOM in J (in a quest to use up as much JP miles as possible), I have actually noticed a rather 'serious' look amongst the cabin crew. The service in premiere was good, but nobody seemed to have a smile on their face at any point of the flight. Maybe my observatio...Jump to post
Off Topic: Is it too early OR pointless to jump the gun (more like jump the artillery) and think of the dreaded possibility of reciprocal airspace restrictions between India and its neighbour given the current scenario. Who'd lose more in such a "situation"? I was dreading this airspace c...Jump to post
Another possibility for UK is making DEL at great stopover for Europe-Australasia which frankly I don't understand why no Indian carrier has been able to do so far. Because it is an extremely competitive market: SQ, MH, TG, CX, EK, EY, QR, QF, BA all fly this. And the quality + reputation of Indian...Jump to post
With SQ owning a part of UK, I highly think its unlikely for them to let UK towards OW. SQ's partial stake in UK has nothing much to do with UK's day to day operations. It has been mentioned in previous threads too that SQ has not and will not be meddling in the key decisions pertaining to UK's exp...Jump to post
binayak wrote:Even in India EU they will have a hard time as LHR is slot constrained so is AMS to some extent . They can partner with LH group at FRA , MUC, ZRH
Off Topic: Is it too early OR pointless to jump the gun (more like jump the artillery) and think of the dreaded possibility of reciprocal airspace restrictions between India and its neighbour given the current scenario. Who'd lose more in such a "situation"?Jump to post
PNQ can sustain multiple widebody ops from 9W, AI, LH, ME3 and SQ to say the least, to the point that it can actually eat away a huge chunk of BOM traffic. The comment was reasonable until this. No, developing PNQ will have no effect on traffic at BOM Yes thats true, a bucket under a running tap is...Jump to post
I do hope there is work on enhancing runaway but that depends on negotiations between Pune Airport and IAF Apron space is not the issue with PNQ, it is the runway length that is too short to accommodate widebody operations. Only Purandhar airport can solve the problem And why is this an issue for t...Jump to post
Apparently it seems that AI pushed JFK-BOM back to an evening departure. The plane would be at JFK all day then. I am curious as to why they did this. Is it a slot issue at BOM, or a tactic to attract more business travellers at JFK (who could now have a full work day)? For many people (esp familie...Jump to post
A new Private jet terminal is in the works at DEL, and is scheduled to start before this year's election month. As per this article, it is situated next to taxiway Tango north of Rwy 29 which means it is coming up somewhere close to the Centaur hotel. Has anybody got more details on this? https://ww...Jump to post
The wwwas team must be ecstatic to say the leastJump to post
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/31971601287_f3799ed23a_z.jpg Screenshot 2019-01-29 at 9.15.08 AM by Niladri Haldar , on Flickr What am I seeing here? These bunch of 9W flights with distinct flight numbers arriving exactly at the same time from CDG? My wife's morning departure got pushed back by...Jump to post
What BOM really needs is clearing of the slums to create a parallel runway. That's something the Govt will realise probably in 2025 or later after few years of 'spiritless' Navi Mumbai airport operations, when they will be faced with the bottom line that people of Mumbai will only settle for a BOM ...Jump to post
Top 10 busiest airports in India in 2018 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxuxcKpVsAA2cch.jpg:large Source: AAI Keeping YoY growth of some other sub 70m pax airports (based on 2017-18 YoY growth data) in mind, I am expecting DEL to overtake IST, FRA, and DFW this year for sure, and come within a hair's ...Jump to post