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by AirIndia
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 252
Views: 18247

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

DIAL's first priority shall be to finish the new taxiway between Rwy 29/11 and 28/10 that shall go over the main approach road to T2,T3. Once that completes and when the three runways near saturation, they shall start on the fourth runway. Construction shall begin in phases from one end to another,...

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by AirIndia
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 252
Views: 18247

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

edealinfo wrote:
How is the progress on DEL’s 4th runway? When is that expected to be ready?


The 4th Runway already exists as Taxiway Y.

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by AirIndia
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34762

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Edealinfo - to answer your #8 from above - India did not ask to negotiate the bilateral with the UAE by city, that is how the emirates wanted it. India has been pushing to have one bilateral for the UAE. India’s unused AUH seats would help Indian carriers start more DXB flights which would help Dub...

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by AirIndia
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34762

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Also, note that Emirates used the switched capacity to expand to BLR and not DEL and not BOM -- I wonder what that implies. What this shows is that BOM/DEL/BLR seem to be where it is at. Adding a few more possibilities. 2. Possible that EK+FZ have already capped out on the DEL and BOM seat entitlem...

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by AirIndia
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34762

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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Sokes wrote:
Anybody with theological inclination here for a philosophical answer?

You might enjoy reading this book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immortals_of_Meluha

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by AirIndia
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46239

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/top-10-takeaways-from-indigo-ceo-ronojoy-dutta-interview-3801181.htm 10 Take Aways for Ronojoy interview: 1. There is only one administrative issue between the two promoters of the airline about related party transaction. 2. The airline is in talks with Airbus and ...

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by AirIndia
Mon May 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10828

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

newbief1yer wrote:
Haha! Yeah, it is all liner, but never realised that it was this long. Is this the longest airport, globally? In terms of inter terminal travel?

From concourse A to concourse C its about 2.9KM and till Concourse D is about 4KM.

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by AirIndia
Mon May 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30836

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

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. Thanks for sharing. Surprised that no airport ...

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by AirIndia
Mon May 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8243

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

I think the last scheduled Il-96 service by SU was to Uzbekistan, which was ended in 2014. Yeah, I saw that bird in TAS in 2010 an soooo wished I was on her. Instead I was off to FRU in a packed HY RJ85. And the engines blocked the view towards the beautiful mountain ranges from TAS to FRU. Seen th...

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by AirIndia
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Rs 300 crore hole in Air India pocket as Pakistan air space closes https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/rs-300-crore-hole-in-air-india-pocket-as-pakistan-air-space-closes/articleshow/69081331.cms Is it not possible for AI to shift it's flights to the EU b...

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by AirIndia
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 4997

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Just left DXB on EK to PRG, take off immediately after a plane landed. Was surprised, thought we would queue.. could have been FZ or a T2 operator and exited via the rapid taxiway. On board, business cabin completely full, due to all the upgrades. Are you in J? Were you upgraded? Just curious how u...

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by AirIndia
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

unrave wrote:
G8 appears to be the most confused of all Indian carriers. They have no strategy whatsoever.


That is not surprising as I recall reading their promoters wanting an exit

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by AirIndia
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

avier wrote:
sand26391 wrote:
The bully just drove them out of this market. That's it.
I couldn't understand how Maldives could sustain so much capacity all of a sudden. And the bully knew that well too, hence they capacity dumped the route soon after G8's entry.

Retribution for HKT

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by AirIndia
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I did post this on the Turkish aviation thread but got no reply. Few days ago I flew from IST - BOM. I saw there was Aeroflot crew in their uniform as passengers, any idea why would Aeroflot crew travel on Turkish Airlines from IST to BOM. As far as I know Aeroflot does not flies to Bombay. Could b...

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by AirIndia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Will this get EK extra rights into India? The next time UAE and India sit down for talks to enhance bilateral rights, there will be a strong push to raise the limit from the Indian side - that has resisted grant of additional rights so far. I thought the resistance was due to non-availability of pr...

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by AirIndia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

His comments were the motivation for my online anti-EK trolling. I feel betrayed now Lesson: Never take sides, u never know when u will be left out! Also QR and AAB were most vocal about partnering with an Indian carrier. Neither TK or EK made any noise and look what happened. QR is left in the lur...

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by AirIndia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting! Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways? Will this ge...

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by AirIndia
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34817

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I think we should stop including Etihad in the group. Only EK and QR have a genuine worldwide network. This is no longer true for EY. If anything, TK (Turkish) should be included in the group, since it is a truly global airline. EY is still substantial but their past follies and the new IST pose a ...

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by AirIndia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10828

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

Unfortunately the design of DXB is such. All terminals are linear. My last arrival into DXB at 1AM docked at C2. As per google maps, the walk from there to baggage claim and onwards to Taxi is about 1.8 KM... AKA the Emirates Fitness Program......

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by AirIndia
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10828

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

An enjoyable read. Have to agree the hard product on EK in Y is great! Looking forward to flying them this summer to YYZ. How did you get a bus transfer from the C gates to the A gates? On my last DXB stopover, we parked at the A gates and our connection to ZRH was at the C gates. We took the autom...

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by AirIndia
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10828

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

Ah Yikes! did not know that. I guess the others mentioned above are all Private (GVK) or a public-Pvt Venture (COK), is'nt it? Ah well, I would second your sentiments about AAI. Thanks for the feedback, AirIndia. (Given your username, I do not think you would want to read my other report about Air ...

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by AirIndia
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 9241

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

Remarkable feat by Indigo. Does that make Indigo the 2nd or 3rd largest A320 operator? THE LARGEST A320 operator (not the A320 family) not taking into account subsidiary airlines Fantastic. I was under the impression that Air Asia had more and also doubt about China Eastern, but thanks for clearing...

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by AirIndia
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 10828

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

Ah, thanks for that info CPS001. They kept calling the terminal where I boarded from, as the 'New' terminal. So I assumed this was it. No, did not see the satellite concourse. If it is any indication of new airports in India, it should be a good one (BOM, BLR, HYD, DEL) I think MAA is still with AA...

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by AirIndia
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 9241

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
MSN 3071 VT-IHZ IndiGo A320ceo 12 year old ex Royal Brunei Airlines was delivered yesterday (24MAR19)
This is the 200th A320 in IndiGo's fleet


Remarkable feat by Indigo. Does that make Indigo the 2nd or 3rd largest A320 operator?

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by AirIndia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 43
Views: 4604

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Look at Air Arabia. They run a nice little hub in SHJ and also have subsidiaries flying from other Hubs in Egypt & Morroco.

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by AirIndia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5235

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

KICT wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
No one will ever operate it but EYW-ANC is 4,021 miles and EYW-HNL is 4,725 miles.

Got you beat. STT-GUM at 9455 mi.

:) IAH-NKW.... :duck:

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by AirIndia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic flights in the world
Replies: 37
Views: 5235

Re: Longest domestic flights in the world

What about a flight from London to Falkland islands? was there a flight ever?
LHR-PSY: 7853mi as per gcmap.com

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by AirIndia
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34371

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

SQ789 wrote:
I guess EVZ will be the last A380.

EVV. currently at EVH and so 14 more.

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by AirIndia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39506

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks.

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by AirIndia
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39506

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

IndiGo Q3 results: Net profit: Rs 191 cr vs Rs 762 cr Revenue up 28% ASKM up 33% Yield up 3.5% CASK up 14% IndiGo will most likely post its first annual loss this year unable to find the yield figures online. can u share a link. also wud u know the LFs for the quarter. Read somewhere that traffic g...

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by AirIndia
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKT vs. SXM
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

Re: HKT vs. SXM

Not sure why St Maarten is so famous for it and Phuket is not? It cud be that the Maho beach n SXM is one of the few beaches opn the island and thus sees a lot of traffic while Phuket has many beach options with resorts all over the island as well as north into Khao Lak. So there arent many tourist...

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by AirIndia
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 5262

Re: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay

Seems like you were able to sell all of them..... ur ebay site shows no listings.

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by AirIndia
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)

CollegeAviator wrote:
Thank you so much! A lot coming up here soon, however none of them will include a winter 18/19 series unfortunately. No trips this time. A summer India trip for sure, though! :)
CA


Maybe via DXB this time plus stopover?

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by AirIndia
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)
Replies: 11
Views: 4273

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)

Well done on the Wobbly Winter season Finale. Guess its time for Winter 18/19 already.

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by AirIndia
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386838

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

blrsea wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
2) Why do the Tatas want him out so explicitly? .


Again, keeping out the business reasons, Ratan Tata would get a kick, seeing NG crawling out of his Bombay House office.......

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by AirIndia
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

pushpakvimaan wrote:
Indigo's choice of Georgia also is strange


Pushpak, it could be out of desperation as you are right it dint seem like the ideal choice. whatever happened to IST rumors....

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by AirIndia
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

BTW, can you give an example of how TBS has mistreated Indian travellers? Hundreds of Indian travellers with valid eVisa have been denied entry to Georgia. There are lots of stories online. Initially Georgia started with eVISA for Indians but Indians with a GCC residence were offered VOA. A lot of ...

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by AirIndia
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Looking at Georgia's history of mistreating Indian travellers, I sincerely wish the worst luck to this route. Georgia doesn't deserve our tourism rupees.

could be the intermediate stop to LGW.

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by AirIndia
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 3981

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Any airline flying 777s with a majority of their seats in 10-abreast configuration does not deserve to be on that list - even if this is the view of the “Business Insider”. Totally biased geographically on top is that. TK is probably the only airline absent from this list which is outside of this g...

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by AirIndia
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (8): The Red Eye 747! (BA142, DEL-LHR, B747-400 Jan '18, pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 5582

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (8): The Red Eye 747! (BA142, DEL-LHR, B747-400 Jan '18, pics)

Good one there again CA. Interesting bit about the arrival lounges. Where are they located? BTW, there is a flight simulator shop now in DEL, a good way to kill time. They also have plane models but priced over the top and like most airport model shops dont have anything in the 1:400 die cast scale....

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by AirIndia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33825

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

- Saudia increase frequency to SIN 4 weekly flights, LAX 5 weekly flights, AUH 8 weekly flights TRIVIA - SV's LAX-JED is the only scheduled pax service in the world that crosses 4 continents. SV41/42: Asia-Africa-Europe-N.America https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sv41#1e22eeee However I ha...

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by AirIndia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Surat Airport crosses 100,000 passenger traffic for the first time in September 2018. The traffic was just 13,000 in September 2016!


wow, impresive. on a lighter note has there been a decrease in BOM numbers by 87000?? :lol:

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by AirIndia
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (7): Vistara's amazing Business Class! (UK778 CCU-DEL A320 Jan '18, pics & video TR)
Replies: 7
Views: 6825

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (7): Vistara's amazing Business Class! (UK778 CCU-DEL A320 Jan '18, pics & video TR)

Thie TR makes me want to fly Vistara. I havent yet been on board and hope that in the near future will get my chance.

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by AirIndia
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Impressive!!! Who would have thought GAU-Kochi makes commercial sense just a few years back too...? Kochi doesn't have non stop flight connectivity to even CCU. IndiGo is scheduled to begin the first service on this route from 30OCT18. Will GAU-COK be the longest domestic flight in India (mainlaind...

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by AirIndia
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: World’s most internationally connected airports list for 2018 revealed, LHR/ORD/FRA taking top 3 spots

Surely Dubai has to be on there? there are only a handle of domestic flights, its all international so technically international connection? Firstly, there are no domestic flights at Dubai. Rotana Jet tried flights between Abu Dhabi and Dubai but that did not last long after a comparison done by a ...

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by AirIndia
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I did not know there was a minimum distance. Do you know what it is? I guess it starts somewhere right after IST? :D It is 5000km from DEL. There are some exceptions to that, like Sri Lanka which has been signed under the open skies agreement accessing the six major metros. Yes, I should have added...

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by AirIndia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33825

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

VH-OQC is in DXB for paint job since SEP03

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by AirIndia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India Boeing 777-300ER incident at New York's JFK Airport due to failure of ILS. http://avherald.com/h?article=4bd8a3c1&opt=0 A YouTube video of ATC transcript can be found here https://youtu.be/5FTw9TQtw38 I was going to start a new thread on this but then decided against giving fodder to ...

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by AirIndia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161290

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

India's Vice President was in Serbia the other day and it seems like non stop flights are happening. What was the most impressive thing for me was that India and Serbia signed an Open Skies Agreement. I thought India was notoriously protective of its market? Or were they lenient because Serbia susp...

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by AirIndia
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (5): Fly Smart? Not quite: The GoAir Debut! (G8128 CCU-DEL A320 Dec'17, pics & video TR)
Replies: 8
Views: 5091

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (5): Fly Smart? Not quite: The GoAir Debut! (G8128 CCU-DEL A320 Dec'17, pics & video TR)

This was an entertaining TR. reminded me of a similar experience I had after booze binge and then boarded a red-eye AI from DEL to BOM. The FA scolded me and then handed me a few orange slices and told me to sleep. :)

BTW, where did you visit in Uttarakhand?

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