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by AirIndia
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33999

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

JayinKitsap wrote:
I believe it was the 77W's ability to really carry a lot of belly cargo even with a full pax load made the difference.


And its significant more now than ever!!

The joke goes that 77W is essentially a cargo aircraft that also carries pax!

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by AirIndia
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)

Just went thru the 4 TRs in succession. really enjoyed it.
Didnt realise how big DEN is. Also so much snow in Fargo even in March??
SFO is lovely irrespctive how the weather is and spotting is a such an experience....
Ha Ha the toilet pic in TR 4 was disgusting....

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by AirIndia
Thu May 14, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

BTW, what are these 106K people doing? Are they getting paid monthly salary or just quarantine and food? Are they allowed to leave the country or no exit visa? Hope to see some leaked vlogs very soon about the living conditions. Exit visas was never a thing in Dubai. Anyone who can leave UAE is bei...

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by AirIndia
Wed May 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

BTW, what are these 106K people doing? Are they getting paid monthly salary or just quarantine and food? Are they allowed to leave the country or no exit visa? Hope to see some leaked vlogs very soon about the living conditions. Exit visas was never a thing in Dubai. Anyone who can leave UAE is bei...

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by AirIndia
Wed May 13, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31078

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

dtw2hyd wrote:

EK's cash burn rate is way higher than any other airline in the world, with all leased/financed planes and a 400:1 bloated employee plane ratio.


employee / plane ratio is more like 222:1 based on 60K employees for 270 planes.....

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by AirIndia
Tue May 05, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6724

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

If I have to make a prediction, most regional evacuation charters will be operated by SpiceJet, leftovers will to Indigo/GoAir. Long haul will go to Air India and Vistara. As pe the latest, only Air India and AIX have got the mandate for evacuation. A full schedule is published as covered in the li...

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by AirIndia
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to suspend all temporarily passenger operations from March 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

Emirates to suspend all temporarily passenger operations from March 25th

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-airlines-to-suspend-passenger-operations-from-march-25-to-retain-cargo-flights-1.1584885204191 Dubai: Dubai: Dubai headquartered Emirates Group announced on Sunday that it will temporarily suspend passenger operations by March 25. The airline said it w...

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by AirIndia
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)

Very impressed with the food quantity and quality. Do&Co are really the best in terms of flight catering.

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by AirIndia
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37337

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

BawliBooch wrote:
This could be the base for a new state owned carrier, perhaps under the old Indian Airlines brand? .


hmm.... IC your point sir!

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by AirIndia
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 2698 LAX-DXB A388 divert to SFO 3/15
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Re: EK 2698 LAX-DXB A388 divert to SFO 3/15

LAX-DXB is EK216 and is currently airborne.

Did you see this on FR24?

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by AirIndia
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37337

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

vadodara wrote:
Thank you! It seems like the Mumbaikar’s still haven’t gotten over the fact that the sakharam’s were happily shaking every Mallu who was returning home after a stint to the gulf.

Ha Ha Ha.... cant unsee the visualization of that....

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by AirIndia
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37337

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

RE NAG: Yeah that's an interesting route. But what is more interesting is that the minister in question has been out of power for 6 years now and the route still exists. Unless QR is trying to appease the philosophical alma mater of Narendra Modi who are HQ'd in Nagpur. I don't think its got anythi...

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by AirIndia
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

Once again good one. In 2007 when i went to Turkey for the first time it was on board a 332. and i also visited Pammukale. have really fond memories of that place.

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by AirIndia
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)

Nice report CA. You are right so many 320s in CCU and a mini hub for NE flights.
Also its hard not to spot an EK plane... :)

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by AirIndia
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 19710

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Coronavirus changes to China, already in place or upcoming in a few days: EK Emirates DXB-CAN downsize from A380 to 777 DXB-PEK reduced from 14 to 7 a week DXB-PVG reduced from 14 to 7 a week Perhaps more to come? DXB-CAN downsize from A380 to 777 --> Cancelled DXB-PEK reduced from 14 to 7 a week -...

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by AirIndia
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29563

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Thanks for the encouraging answer, will keep that in mind. Hats off to you for accepting the advice with a learning perspective. Your positive attitude will take you far in life. Thanks. Learning is a daily process. Forums like these are a common learning resource for everyone. As a long time membe...

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by AirIndia
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29563

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Were these evac flight aircraft reconfigured into all economy? Before asking these questions I hope you realise how absurd it sounds to spend several millions of dollars in reconfiguring aircraft seating arrangement, that too for one or two evac flights. The absurdity is next level especially with ...

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by AirIndia
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29563

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

142857 wrote:
The second (and last) Air-India evacuation-flight (operated by Boeing 747 VT-EVB) from Wuhan to Delhi landing in 40 minutes

Were these evac flight aircraft reconfigured into all economy?

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by AirIndia
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 4: Return from Shijiazhuang on Hebei, Qatar and British Airways - India and China Trip 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3946

Re: Part 4: Return from Shijiazhuang on Hebei, Qatar and British Airways - India and China Trip 2019

1. I would agree. In the long run, this (Monopoly) may not be the best situation for an Indian consumer and I would like to see other airlines stand up on their own feet. But for now, I would probably only book IndiGo unless there are valid reasons not to. I share your sentiment. Other airlines are...

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by AirIndia
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 4: Return from Shijiazhuang on Hebei, Qatar and British Airways - India and China Trip 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3946

Re: Part 4: Return from Shijiazhuang on Hebei, Qatar and British Airways - India and China Trip 2019

Hello. Very interesting TRs. I read through all 4 in succession and thoroughly enjoyed. 1. The stark difference between Indigo and other Indian LCCs stands out strongly as a function of their size and efficiency 2. Always surprised to see so many Chinese airlines. THnaks for posting the Chengdu ARJ ...

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by AirIndia
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9393

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

There are busses from AUH to various stops in Dubai all thru the day. When you have family of 4, even $50 difference in fare will ensure its worth the hassle. There are two 14 lane highways between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The time from New Dubai to AUH is about 40 minutes but it increases significantl...

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by AirIndia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9393

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

How long is the drive? What can't a 15 lane road be built between AUH and DXB to facilitate easy and fast airport transfers? There are busses from AUH to various stops in Dubai all thru the day. When you have family of 4, even $50 difference in fare will ensure its worth the hassle. There are two 1...

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by AirIndia
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8059

Re: IATA code for an airport

Much, if not most of the time, an existing IATA airport code is only transferred to a new airport if the old one is shut down. Stapleton was plowed under so DEN was able to be transferred. The old SAC/Sacramento Municipal Airport is still open (renamed Sacramento Executive), which is why SMF/Sacram...

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by AirIndia
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8059

Re: IATA code for an airport

As per IATA protocol, the seniormost member airline headquartered in the country of the new airport is responsible for this. Holy crap... B747-437B is back on a.net! :eek: I thought I'm the only one who recognized his return ... LoL yes i too had to see the profile and zoom the picture. Welcome bac...

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by AirIndia
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44931

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

seahawk wrote:
realistically a A321NEO fleet would benefit them hugely as they could open plenty new destination in Asia and Africa.

That is exactly what FlyDubai is starting to do

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by AirIndia
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44931

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Found a link showing EK has 0.9% profit. Not even one percent and due to the runway closeure this fiscal year will be worse. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2019/09/06/emirates-airlines-worlds-largest-a380-operator-begins-dumping-cannibalizing-planes/amp/ Emirates’ load factor, or the...

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by AirIndia
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 44646

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: 369
Views: 44646

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: 40411

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: 40411

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: 40411

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: 50749

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: 12373

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: 347
Views: 33402

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: 8902

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: 37676

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: 5180

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 37676

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: 12373

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: 12373

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: 12373

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: 77
Views: 11629

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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