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by VTORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

You forgot to also compare the cost of the loss of 19 pine trees to the cost of the downed fighter aircraft and the loss of face for a captured pilot. Hardly...if 19 trees is considered a loss, then well......I rest my case. Re: Wg Cdr Abhinandan, I think all of India is pretty proud of him so agai...

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Pakistan Says Airspace Restrictions After India Clashes Cost Its Aviation $50 Million (this is in addition to the 19 pine trees lost in the skirmish with India). In contrast, India Air India lost rupees 500 crores (for the airspace ban), and also a fighter jet. https://www.rferl.org/a/pakistan-says...

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

^^ @edealinfo,
Do you read before responding? I have posted an excerpt directly from ANA's website which clearly spells out Narita as the airport as does the poster who posted the schedule.

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

With JL flying Bangalore (BLR) to Tokyo Narita (NRT), I personally believe ANA should be flying to Bangalore too (tons of connecting traffic to North America). BLR is more profitable than Hyderabad they are launching 3x weekly. WOW.... I didn’t know ANA was also starting 3X weekly to HYD. Perhaps, ...

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by VTORD
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

^^The shoot down and subsequent capture was the outcome of a dog fight - a dog fight in which IAF claims to have shot down a PAF F-16 as well costing the life of a pilot. In any case what anshabhi is trying to say is in light of Pulwama and Balakot, GoI is unlikely to agree to move any fighters out ...

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by VTORD
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to launch DEL-YYZ nonstop in September
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: AI to launch DEL-YYZ nonstop in September

3 x Weekly M, W, F using 77W.
I think this has a tag to/from ATQ.

AI187 DEL 3:00AM YYZ 8:45AM
AI188 YYZ 11:45AM DEL 12:45PM (+1 day)

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by VTORD
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Does EK have room in the bilateral to add a wide body flight to Calicut? I thought it was maxed out from the DXB side. Or are they expected to move one of their other flights to CCJ?

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

[. Also NH/JL will provide additional options to Oz/NZ. Respectfully, this make no sense. Why would some fly north east all the way to Japan and then fly south? Massive detour. Fair point....I could be wrong there. Having said that, I would question the policy on whether the taxpayer should subsidi...

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 26213

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Have you intentionally added the Tokyo flights, even though they were not announced as a result of Jet's collapse? If so, you should add BLR-SIN under Capacity Gained - Additional Seats from the takeover of the Scoot flight on the route by Singapore Airlines, which also provides seats to the US by ...

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI schedule for BOM-NBO-BOM starting 27/09/19 Operating a/c: B788 AI961 0400-0730 (Tu/We/Fr/Su) AI962 0900-1730(Tu/We/Fr/Su) I really don't understand Air India --- why only 4 days a week. The flights to Toronto are only 3 days a week. Couldn't they have just picked one of the two and made it 7 day...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

KLM Update for DEL from Airline Route: Amsterdam – Delhi eff 27OCT19 Boeing 747-400PAX/-400COMBI operating, replacing previously filed 787-10 KL871 AMS1240 – 0110+1DEL 744 x7 KL871 AMS1240 – 0110+1DEL 74E 7 KL872 DEL0320 – 0735AMS 74E 1 KL872 DEL0320 – 0735AMS 744 x1 Day 6 from AMS, Day 7 from DEL o...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Those jobs lie with the ME3 not India for Indians. + As far as on the job front, it is also a plus for India. Consider visiting UAE airport and see how many Indian ex-pats are there. - There are jobs for people who did not even have an opportunity in India. People who have comparatively better life...

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by VTORD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also, he happens to be from the well known all Pilots "Bhasin" family. His wife being the well know female pilot Nivedita Bhasin, a pilot on AI too. Along with his son a pilot on AI, and daughter on 6E. His father too was a pilot on IC. What shame he brought over to his family. Him on ext...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You'll rushed in judgement to their [airline/airport/authorities] defense without learning about the past history and experiences. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/aeroflot-russia-asian-americans-deport-moscow-skin-colour-jfk-airport-new-york-a8274406.html https://www.wusa9.com/artic...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

25 Indian passengers trapped in Moscow airport to fly back home tonight (Aeroflot offers cheap flights on the US to India sector but the airline has often been accused of racial discrimination, and issues of being stuck at their airport and being sent back to India, often at no fault of the Indian ...

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It was always OK to exceed the check in weight, but wait in line to be told that , then you go on side sit on the floor to fix it, then again wait for your turn. One of the many endless irritating thing to do at 2AM after being tired of the international flight. (There was NO time to enjoy the art ...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

aarbee wrote:
How many seats in A343?

A343 30J21W224Y = 275
B772 40J24W216Y
B77W 42J24W315Y

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Here are the AF schedule changes from Airline Route: Paris CDG – Bangalore 381-seater 777-300ER replaces 280-seater 777-200ER during following (CDG departure): 16DEC19 – 31DEC19, 06JAN20 – 09FEB20 Paris CDG – Delhi eff 09DEC19 381-seater 777-300ER replaces 312-seater 777-200ER (777-300ER in W18 oper...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So can anyone please explain it to me What The Bob Beamon is up with Vistara ? Like I just looked up their Wiki page and it says them folks already got 6 of them X Jet birds and they'd prolly get 5 more. This long jump from BIZ, PE & E to now BIZ & E and the new twist in the movie is their ...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sigh, some part of me wants AI to try giving UA the finger and codesharing with AS and B6. Shift one of the SFO flights to SJC and codeshare with AS to major West Coast airports. Shut down the IAD flight in favor of a second daily DEL-JFK and funnel passengers through B6 codeshares up and down the ...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Btw I thought UA and SQ are not really close. I think UA partnered with UK, not because it is part owned by a star airline, but because they are the best FSC left. Remember 9W, at one time, was in bed with DL, UA and AA. The DL partnership killed 9W's relationship with UA and AA. Also shows that th...

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Did I miss a UA flight to India? Lightsaber This will certainly help with the upcoming SFO-DEL I suppose. Does anyone have visibility in to what the advance bookings look like? SQ, JAL and now UA, seems like UK is the preferred partner for *A JAL is OW....as is BA but I am not exactly sure what the...

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by VTORD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

People need to understand that India is not only DEL,BOM,BLR,MAA,HYD there are more cities and towns where it takes people time to travel and the time of the day also matters if your taking a road trip or train cause you cant always take flights so there is a lot to consider before booking a flight...

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by VTORD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There's hardly any traffic to South America to justify a flight from India.. On a side note, AI should try restarting its old African routes to Dar-es-Salaam, Johannesburg and Cairo. What about Lagos? Quite a bit of expat employment traffic there though I believe now we maybe 787 territory a/c rang...

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by VTORD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But thats because all the seats get booked so fast that when they see the huge demand they rise the price and thats how all the airlines booking system works. For me when I or my parents or anyone from our family have to travel to the states we book our flights many months in advance and we get gre...

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

unrave wrote:
AI no longer flies SYD-MEL
I think it is DEL-SYD on 4 days and DEL-MEL on 3 days now

Thanks for the clarification. Wasn't aware of that!

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EY any airline it touches went bankrupt some bright examples are Air Berlin,Alitalia,Jet Airways etc Alitalia is flying ofcorse cause like AI its Italian gov's darling but we all know its not in a good condition. Actually EY touched only bankrupt (or at the very least financially troubled) airlines...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

To be honest I don’t know how SpiceJet is helped by more seats to DXB. They will get a good chunk of Jet’s ME routes / seats (to DXB and other markets). I feel like Spice is helped by higher fares more than being EK’s lackey on just sending people to DXB for $800 fares to the US. That will come dow...

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Re: the sports quota, I am okay with AI sponsoring 203 sportsmen (depending upon who they are and at what level they compete and so on). I mean I don't want any of the National / IPL professional cricketers to be on that pay roll. India doesn't really provide adequate opportunities and encouragement...

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I am trying to analyze why the minister would say Jet will be saved and this process never dies. Read the Economic Times article again. The headline is misleading when you read the text. Here is the relevant quote section: India's new civil aviation minister said on Friday he is confident that airl...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I hope UK flies to Houston or Southern US for theres a lot of Indian diaspora there and its not served by neither AI nor the American 3 Houston may not be the best place to start US routes for UK. The diaspora in Houston is not as big as say DFW or LAX. Plus IAH is a UA hub so LH gets good feed the...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

That was last night's diversion of their UK866 BLR-BOM flight to BDQ due to bad weather at BOM. That wouldn't show on their published schedule of course and would be just a flight status mostly. Thanks! I forgot about that thunderstorm... Colombo should be given a pass until tourism picks up. I did...

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Was poking around the UK website ans saw something odd on their flight schedules page (too lazy to post a screen shot):
Flight# UK0866
Origin: (undefined) BDQ 00:10
Dest: BOM 01:00
Freq: TUE effective 11-Jun - 11-Jun
Would this be a ex-9W 737 stored at BDQ?

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think AI and UK should charge for snacks and bags domestically. They should follow the EU and US model of lite, normal, business fares with BOB. What makes an airline FSC IMHO are offering connections, reliability, advanced apps and web functionality, baggage interline, etc. On long haul I think ...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The definition of success changed after 9W. 9W going down without losing one vote is a great success. There are no elections for the next five years, killing AI quickly is a timely thing to do. The silver lining, 6E can breathe easy. We can debate the GoI's "25 years later" investigations...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 90136

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

United returns mainline in Dec to IND-ORD, one daily 737-800. However, IND-EWR goes almost all ERJs that month, with only one daily flight on any larger plane (E170) SFO also is reduced to 1x daily YOY. DEN sees 2x A320, 1x E70 that month I thought SFO was 2 x daily only in the summer. Last year an...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I think AI can try out flights from Delhi to DPS and BNE with their 788s . Both have come up as underserved routes in the past and might work in AI's configuration. Wouldn't BOM - SYD come before DEL - BNE? I think it's unlikely that anyone will start BOM MAN now. If AI starts MAN , they'll add it ...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are being hard on NG. This is a business failure and you are attaching company issues to him personally which I don't think is correct. NG make poor business decisions Read both of your statements back to back and think about what you are saying. If NG who was well known for being the "who...

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Does the article merely mention that pax can seamlessly connect on to EK flights now which they couldn't before? The way I read it, the code-share with SG would effectively enable EX to claim more destinations on it's network, not necessarily EK served. Or does it say that expanding bilaterals will...

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looks like KLM is finally going daily to BOM with changed timings by November. Using the link below, which seems to say they are adding a daily flight over and above the 3 weekly. This seems wrong. It just seems like a daily flight starting October taking over the Jet timings. https://simpleflying....

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by VTORD
Wed May 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Doesn’t air India have 3 77Ls? If they don’t have enough why lease some from Etihad or buy them from Etihad All 3 are doing 9 x Weekly SFO Duty. Sometimes I think AI sends them to IAD as well leaving AI183/184 to the 77W but long story short they are all occupied. 5 of EY's parked 77Ls are actually...

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by VTORD
Wed May 29, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

avier wrote:
to borrow Rs 2,400 crore from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), a pool of small savings from households

At this point it is not even funny enough to say "irony died a painful death....." What a waste!! :banghead:

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by VTORD
Tue May 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

^^Here is a link from Business Standard with the actual news. The first post link quoted is an opinion piece. https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/jet-airways-founder-naresh-goyal-wife-stopped-from-flying-abroad-119052600007_1.html They were deboarded and informed they could not leave...

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by VTORD
Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

why hasn’t Vistara stepped in and started long haul? They could have just stepped right into Jet’s EU flights. I am sure DL, KL, AF, VS would have loved that. Even the LHR slots could have been handled through VS. Vistara would have had the revenue from DL/AF/KL/VS’s already sold tickets to india. ...

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by VTORD
Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 90136

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

If you are buying one-way(which I know fewer people do), IND-JFK-BOM is significantly cheaper than IND-CDG-BOM. I have noticed a few days where IND-JFK-BOM is also cheaper, but generally they are the same price. If that begins to change it would have some negative impacts on the CDG flight Fair poi...

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by VTORD
Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 90136

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

However there is some degree of exposure with so many of the passengers on IND-CDG connecting to India, and DL opening a JFK-BOM flight later this year. If they can keep Cummins, Infosys, e.t.c flying through CDG it should be fine. So the JFK - BOM flight on Delta might actually hurt the IND - CDG ...

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by VTORD
Wed May 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

No offence to be taken sir/madam. None taken and yes I am a guy! :D What you need to understand is the time gap either on the way in or way out at BOM / DEL makes it an extremely unattractive option for non-BOM or non-drivable from BOM places. That does not constitute a denial of BOM's potential. T...

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by VTORD
Wed May 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

http://www.airindia.in/newsdetail.htm?693
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Not sure if this was posted here:
AI is making a stop in ARN for DEL-ORD on the west bound leg.
http://www.airindia.in/newsdetail.htm?693

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by VTORD
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179194

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Where are the small townies who spoke of too little demand for long hauls from BOM. Back to back 9W's capacity is being restored at BOM, long haul too. Speaks of how lucrative the market remains out of the financial capital. They'll never learn ..... . Since you ask, I do have a life outside of ANe...

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by VTORD
Mon May 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is 400+ enough to fill a B77W and 100's of 1 stop connections? AI's decision is in everyway sensible. More pitiful thing is there's a demand of only 400 daily pax for BOM-NYC. True that. 400 seems to be extremely low for BOM-NYC. that being the case, definitely good decision. I'm not saying that th...

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