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by DLPMMM
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4851

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

I believe not just the cockpit but even the passenger cabin should be under the lens - similar to public transit, trains etc. This will help not just with POV from a fellow passenger conflict but also provide a fuller picture. How many time we see a SJW posting a video without the underlying circum...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines raises baggage fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

Should note that this is only for TATL flights (are they flying any?) and only for Basic Economy, and from $60 to $75 per bag.

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by DLPMMM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63231

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

All of this and DL wants to downsize their fleet, makes no sense If Boeing allows DL to end the leases on the 717 immediately on signing, then DL sheds 91 planes and the associated lease costs very quickly, helping their short term liquidity and reducing the number of parked planes. DL can then add...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

For those who don’t know, the country was formerly known as Swaziland. First I heard of this new name, but I only go to Africa every few years.

Name change to Eswatini was 2018.

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by DLPMMM
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airline fleets are getting older
Replies: 30
Views: 5106

Re: airline fleets are getting older

Delta, once had the oldest major fleet in the world. Although they still have many jets over 25 years old, their average fleet age is getting younger. United now has the oldest fleet in the US. To be more specific, United's 21 Boeing 777-300ER and 51 Dreamliners means they have a younger widebody f...

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by DLPMMM
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

Re: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA

American Airlines is just hiding profits by purchasing shares and other practices because they are in negotiations with the mechanics, flight attendants and pilots. It is very easy to cook these numbers. Share repurchases do not affect profits. Share repurchases are done with after tax profits. Ple...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 3407

Re: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?

So in summary, MGA would be a perfect hub except... It has a poor infrastructure with a short runway. It has poor O&D because the local population is small and poor. The local economy is terrible and has been for decades. The local political situation is unstable and has been for decades. There...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 3407

Re: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?

So in summary, MGA would be a perfect hub except... It has a poor infrastructure with a short runway. It has poor O&D because the local population is small and poor. The local economy is terrible and has been for decades. The local political situation is unstable and has been for decades. There ...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVD Airport - was it worth it?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Re: SVD Airport - was it worth it?

SVD is Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Looks like it is 9,000 ft runway. Thank you for a post with the basic information. For others: If you are posting about a minor airport, please spell it out once before using codes. I could not figure out if they were talking ab...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVD Airport - was it worth it?
Replies: 73
Views: 8045

Re: SVD Airport - was it worth it?

SVD is Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Looks like it is 9,000 ft runway. Thank you for a post with the basic information. For others: If you are posting about a minor airport, please spell it out once before using codes. I could not figure out if they were talking ab...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11647

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

I’ve had to use airport and city ticket counters a number of times. They are especially useful in dealing with IROPS due to strikes and civil disturbances on complex international reservation. Sometimes it is much better to be face to face with an individual in such circumstances, especially if the ...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX valuations
Replies: 38
Views: 5592

Re: B737 MAX valuations

So... values please. Anyone? None have changed hands for months. Any number would be conjecture. What is the value of krypton? The current price of Krypton (depending on purity) is between USD$100 and $200 per cubic meter. You can purchase on Alibaba or from Praxair, depending on your location and ...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34314

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4807:a4kku.3.1 AA will prevail. AA has owned the mark applied to "transportation of passengers and cargo by air" since registration of No. 3717509 in 2009. This is the root of the problem. American legal malfeasance of allowing alrea...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1926

Re: Adopt an Airline

Alitalia.....

Then I could kill the Frankenstein Airline once and forever.

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by DLPMMM
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151623

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The way this thread has been going, I would suggest moving it to Tech-Ops.

No news and just a bunch of arguments about minor technical points that no one else cares about.

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by DLPMMM
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 164875

Re: Forbes: after building Dallas, AA focuses on CLT

Departures is a dumb way to measure carrier size. It ignores both gauge and distance. RPMs or ASMs is better; seats, if that's the best you can do. RPMs and ASMs are good ways of measuring Airlines' sizes, but dumb for measuring airport sizes. Airports are generally sized according to either the nu...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9373

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

I can only think of two...back in the late 1940's. 1) B-29/Tu-4 bomber 2) Rolls Royce Nene (I think it was the Nene), which was purchased and then copied and put on MiG-15's. But I too would be interested to see any notable list of equipment/parts for civilian aircraft and newer than 1955. As far a...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20002

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

It's always convenient for airline execs to blame things on events outside their control, but frankly, there is likely still too much capacity in Transpacific markets. I know that UA wants to maintain its edge to Asia in terms of its network offering, but they really need to decide how much flying ...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5631

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Well, here’s how all of the alliances rank in Latin America: Skyteam: Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeromexico LATAM (QATAR still owns 10%, not sure how that’s going to go over...) Oneworld: American would be their closest thing. Then again, I should be adding DL’s Atlanta hub by that standard. Star Allian...

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by DLPMMM
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5724

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

His aircraft will be sold by his executor and the proceeds will go to his estate.

The executor May be prevented from distributing some or all of the estate’s assets to the heirs until all the civil lawsuits against Epstein are adjudicated so that any awarded parties can be compensated.

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by DLPMMM
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11348

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

That’s only based on your sensibilities. Looking at things logically: urine and feces are temporary, highly localized, and biodegrade, unlike plastic waste. The SF area is intricately linked to seawater and depends to some degree on seaborne resources economically for food and salt processing. In t...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11348

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Why don’t they attack the problem instead of the symptom? SFO has the most comprehensive single stream recycling system in the world. The problem is littering, not any single constituent of the litter. Solution is two fold. 1. Enforce litter laws very strongly with big fines and even jail time, (whi...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The maximum return for the debt holders will be to liquidate the assets in piecemeal fashion and forget about the slots. The remaining assets will have a better value being sold individually to different buyers than being sold as a single lot. The slots are now worth pretty much nothing, as there is...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

In the article they say - “Discussions with regulators indicate that reclaiming slots would be “considered favorably depending upon the level of operations upon recommencement,” Really, I mean I thought the saga is over. So once agin it is back on the table that Jet can get their slots back???? The...

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by DLPMMM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sept. 20 scheduled to be the final day of decision by NCLT on the final disposition of Jet’s assets. This seems to be a very good summary of the current situation. http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/jet-airways-bankruptcy-process-begins-awaits-asset-bidders In the article they say - “Discussions with ...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/jet-air ... et-bidders
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Sept. 20 scheduled to be the final day of decision by NCLT on the final disposition of Jet’s assets.

This seems to be a very good summary of the current situation.

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/jet-air ... et-bidders

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by DLPMMM
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So what is going on with the bankruptcy proceedings? I haven't seen any new news. I feel like they should expedite. The sooner other airlines get certainty that they are keeping Jet's former slots / routes the better. Tribunal does not meet again until July 23. This will drag on for a long time yet...

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by DLPMMM
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5870

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

Played golf this afternoon with an LH FRA based A380/A340 pilot.

MIA going to B748 with the move of A380s to MUC. Nothing else exciting in the chit chat...never met the pilot before.

Probably already known by everyone.

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by DLPMMM
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5104

Re: Euro Business Seats

UA777EWRTLV wrote:
Which European airlines offer a proper F/J class seat on Narrowbody short haul aircraft? Anyone other than Aeroflot?.


TK Does, as did AZ in the past.

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by DLPMMM
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 10149

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

look, let us be serious - the US3 "losing their rights to fly to the EU" is somebodys' schoolboy daydream. unless you can envision a scenario where the LH/AF/BA groups also cannot fly to the US, collapse of the JV's, and the entire TATL air transport business is routed thru Canada, you ar...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 10149

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

This is a non story.

The US Government has not done anything to restrict Air Italy’s USA rights as an EU airline and has given no signal that it intends to.

Trade groups ask for all sorts of things all the time.

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by DLPMMM
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

All I have said above is a moot point if I misinterpreted the article. Very unclear what happens in Indian Bankruptcy court. All you have said is moot because you do not know how bankruptcy courts work in India or anywhere else in the world. (The Indian Bankruptcy system is much closer to the UK an...

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by DLPMMM
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

DLPMMM - on the assets being left that is where the confusion comes. The article made it seem like they could essentially liquidate Jet with out the debt obligations (where they say what EY wanted - this was also what Vistara wanted). Is that a possibility? Remember the BOM slots have not officiall...

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by DLPMMM
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

DLPMMM - on the assets being left that is where the confusion comes. The article made it seem like they could essentially liquidate Jet with out the debt obligations (where they say what EY wanted - this was also what Vistara wanted). Is that a possibility? Remember the BOM slots have not officiall...

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by DLPMMM
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Finally Finished , RIP. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RWlhXUcAY1COs?format=png&name=small https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/sbi-led-consortium-to-take-jet-airways-to-nclt-seek-resolution-under-ibc-reports/articleshow/69825957.cms Well summarised by a well k...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9B7byHUIAEXCwf?format=png&name=small ET Now. And there we are....Jet will be liquidated and no sale is possible for the precise reasons given by myself and others. There is no way to resurrect Jet with such an unsecured creditor debt load. Now we can sit back and li...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

US Exim Bank moves DGCA to de-register 6 Boeing 777-300ER's of Jet. . The link below provides details of the repossession plan. It also has some interesting facts: "The US Exim Bank is likely to give the planes to Air India for preventive maintenance. Air India already houses one B777 aircraft...

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by DLPMMM
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Separately, today a Mumbai court is considering a request by 2 small creditors to force bankruptcy proceedings as it relates to Jet Here is the problem for any "reboot" The banks can take any haircut they deem necessary, but they cannot force the unsecured creditors (including Jet employe...

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by DLPMMM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will US Carriers stop serving Cuba due to Trump's recent Travel Ban to Cuba?
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Will US Carriers stop serving Cuba due to Trump's recent Travel Ban to Cuba?

With the recent Cuban Travel Ban will US Carriers UA, DL, AA, B6, and WN stop all flights to Cuba? There were flights by USA carriers before Obama eased the travel restrictions to Cuba, there will be flights by USA carriers now that restrictions have been increased again. The demand and correspondi...

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by DLPMMM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Go celebrate. You could ignore to read posts by the usual suspects you don't like or even add to foe list so posts from those users won't be visible. This is a forum on the internet, not a grand jury testimony to state only facts under oath. Why troll others with dissenting opinions. You can have y...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I suspect NG is still planning a comeback. IMO, the following will put a stop to that; 1. That most of the Jet fleet are now flying for another airline. 2. Will Banks provide capital after taking a haircut. 3. Will staff, particularly pilots risk not getting paid. 4. Will suppliers risk not getting...

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by DLPMMM
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet is dead Go celebrate. You could ignore to read posts by the usual suspects you don't like or even add to foe list so posts from those users won't be visible. This is a forum on the internet, not a grand jury testimony to state only facts under oath. Why troll others with dissenting opinions. Yo...

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by DLPMMM
Fri May 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I guess India just kissed goodbye to a potential investment in Jet by the Hindujas. I had long been arguing on this forum that potential investors in Jet are being sent a message and the message is on the wall. At least by the end of this week we would know whether Jet will fly again or not. Guess ...

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by DLPMMM
Mon May 13, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Clearly there is something of value or 4 groups would not have bid. What do you think they bid on? The notion that Jet would just be shut down is such a waste of value and one of those “only in india things.” The issue for the GOI is: do they provide the needed creditor relief to the new Jet owner....

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by DLPMMM
Mon May 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Well said but people don’t want to hear it. Some are so focused on Jet disappearing that they can’t see the big picture. Spice and Indigo have totally flailed in coming up with a plan to replace Jet’s international capacity. Will BOM and Del be hurt, sure a little. But smaller towns in India will r...

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by DLPMMM
Sun May 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

No, that was not my point. That is you putting words in others mouth as usual. I was pointing out at the Indian public sector banking and them being unaccountable for anything, expecting govt. bailouts everytime. Except SBI isnt a conglomerate of yahoos who've lost money perennially, like Air India...

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by DLPMMM
Thu May 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Lenders "have no hard assets to liquidate" so there is no incentive to force bankruptcy. https://www.bing.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1S81A0 Oh, this is a quagmire. This will be a MBA case study. India needs to get in front of their laws before a generation of MBAs is ...

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by DLPMMM
Wed May 01, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTC, PHN and PTK
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: MTC, PHN and PTK

Could we ever see commercial service at one of these airports for those who live Northeast of the city. Both PTK and PHN had service by North Central and then after that by a couple of commuter airlines. MTC would be great for an Allegiant type operation but don't know if they'd ever get access to ...

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by DLPMMM
Wed May 01, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

3. A relatively paltry 170 crore as penalty(1 month salary) for failing to pay a publicly promised 1500 crore is a fair judgement for SBI’s total failure to lead when it forcibly took charge. Besides it fair given how SBI let the Jet staff down so terribly. banks are supposed to do their due delige...

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by DLPMMM
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213700

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

They do. It is not talked about because not many get into the pickle like 9W or AI. What you talking about? When you lease, you don't own the plane, you don't pay for it (unless it was a sale and leaseback, in which case money moves around and hence again no debt). Yes there maybe payments to be ma...

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