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by AirIndia
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 77
Views: 9810

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.news18.com/news/auto/gmr-group-takes-over-further-development-of-nagpur-airport-4114907.html I posted a comment in reply to GMR developing Nagpur. Not sure why it was removed. The article linking GMR to Nagpur is posted above. Nagpur indeed is lucky that GMR is even interested, Nagpur h...

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by AirIndia
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Europe 2018 Part 5 - From Top of the world back down under: SK/QF the Quokka route.

Nice report Jason. Sad that many of the beauties you clicked at LHR will no longer be seen again....

Do share you LHR-PER sector dinner picture...

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by AirIndia
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 12039

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Unsurprisingly an absolutely terrible year for EK. From a capacity standpoint, (measured in ATKMs) EK operated similar capacity to that last seen in the 2007-2008 financial year. It seems Covid knocked off 13 years of growth. It also appears that for the first time in its history, EK operated prima...

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by AirIndia
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 672
Views: 63190

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Because they are allowed unlimited flights but only to 4 airports and Berlin showing less financial potential than FRA, MUC, DUS, HAM. True, originally it was even just 3 airports. In 2004 they got permission for a fourth airport, they choose to serve Hamburg. They tried to get further access, they...

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by AirIndia
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 672
Views: 63190

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Why not, out of curiosity? Because they are allowed unlimited flights but only to 4 airports and Berlin showing less financial potential than FRA, MUC, DUS, HAM. True, originally it was even just 3 airports. In 2004 they got permission for a fourth airport, they choose to serve Hamburg. They tried ...

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by AirIndia
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 672
Views: 63190

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

An official entourage from Berlin has meet with Emirates at the Arabian Tavel Market today. Fingers crossed for an official announcement. The situation of traffic rights for UAE Airlines to Germany has not changed, a EU-UAE open skies failed a couple of years ago. Honestly I dont think we will ever...

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by AirIndia
Mon May 31, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 15717

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Indian airports traffic for fiscal year April 2020 to March 2021 has been published. Obviously the Covid has caused dramatic decreases, in fact compared to March 2021, the current month traffic (May) would be projected to be even worse. It could be atleast fiscal year 2023/24 before the traffic fig...

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by AirIndia
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANT
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Status of Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANT

I have noticed that Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANT is regularly showing up as "VU-DXJ" operating almost exclusively the Delhi-Chandigarh short sector (127NM) on Flightradar24. Other currently active Air India Dreamliners seem to operate much more varied routes. Would you think this a glitc...

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by AirIndia
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at the beginning
Replies: 17
Views: 3526

Re: Emirates at the beginning

Thanks for the information, was there a predecessor to Emirates that may have operated turboprops or another operator out of Dubai in that era perhaps? It may not have been Dubai, the operator did have the name ‘Emirates’ something and I’m pretty sure it was Twin Otters they operated ? The predeces...

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by AirIndia
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Nice to know bruh..Indeed the best day of my life and It has become like an achievement to me to have experienced it hahaha..I was informed,of my CAT IIIB RVR was just 46-50 Meters I also have a video of that too and photos of it as well. I'd love to share it with you however I don't know how to on...

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by AirIndia
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Nice to know bruh..Indeed the best day of my life and It has become like an achievement to me to have experienced it hahaha..I was informed,of my CAT IIIB RVR was just 46-50 Meters I also have a video of that too and photos of it as well. I'd love to share it with you however I don't know how to on...

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by AirIndia
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Hello fellow Avgeeks, I hope all of you are doing well and are in the best of your health.So nice to be back after long time.Actually Im here to share my recent CAT IIIB experience at my own home base LKO. I was flying from Mumbai to Lucknow on IndiGo Airbus A321NX and luckily it were CAT IIIB cond...

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by AirIndia
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Since the vaccines were made by Serum Institute of India, most probable point of loading would be Mumbai. Guess is A6-EPM doing EK 9325 departing BOM at 14:00* and landing in DXB at 16:30* on 21 Jan 2021 onward to A6-EGI doing EK 9255 departing DXB at 05:30* and landing in GRU at 20:30* on 22 Jan 2...

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by AirIndia
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Was there an Emirates flight between India and Dubai? A6-EGI did just Dubai-Brazil route. EK currently has 9 weekly flights BOM-DXB & HYD-DXB. possible uplift points for the vaccine bound for Brazil. Since the vaccines were made by Serum Institute of India, most probable point of loading would ...

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by AirIndia
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 672
Views: 63190

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

So with Qatar setting up at YYZ (with a Star Alliance rival AC codeshare!) and SEA, on top of Turkish Airlines coming to YVR (eventually...), can we assume Emirates will never fly to YVR? Edit: Saw the first page, and edited appropriately. Does Seattle have enough demand for both EK and QR? And wha...

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by AirIndia
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 153
Views: 18605

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

dtw2hyd wrote:
Was there an Emirates flight between India and Dubai?

A6-EGI did just Dubai-Brazil route.

EK currently has 9 weekly flights BOM-DXB & HYD-DXB. possible uplift points for the vaccine bound for Brazil.

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by AirIndia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 18978

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

If I have to guess Air India DEL-ORD-HYD-ORD-DEL rotation on 77L mostly likely to carry Pfizer vaccine from Kalamazoo(<3hr drive from ORD) facility to Delhi and Hyderabad cold storage hubs. At the moment India hasnt purchased Pfizer vaccine. Although I understand that Pfizer has applied for EUA for...

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by AirIndia
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?
Replies: 37
Views: 8153

Re: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?

Doesn’t look too amazing. A decade later, their 777 was 2-4-2 in J Class - decidely inferior to the competition in terms of hard product. But their soft product is above par in all classes. EK 777s never had 2-4-2 in J. I think u meant 2-3-2. Infact the newly refurbushed 77Ls have 2-2-2 layout in J.

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by AirIndia
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 52372

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

TUGMASTER wrote:
A6-ECL 77W just taxied past me at DXB as EK 2646.
All white.... off to a new home perhaps...?

Will be off to new home soon. Doing flight tests today.

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by AirIndia
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 18978

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Financial Times scathing article about recent airport privatization in India. Not sure what led FT to publish such piece. I guess this topic is no longer considered unsubstantiated claim. https://www.ft.com/content/474706d6-1243-4f1e-b365-891d4c5d528b?shareType=nongift The irony is that Kerala gove...

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by AirIndia
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 47783

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

BinTamim1 wrote:
nascar1 wrote:
Emirates to launch a daily flight between DXB and TLV (EK931/2) from December 3 operated with 77W.

https://twitter.com/ItayBlumental/status/1325455564932067328?s=20

am contacted with Emirates, the news not true!!


أرسلت بواسطة iPhone بإستخدام Tapatalk

Yes this is not true.

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by AirIndia
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 12655

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

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Boof02671 wrote:
I remember the story of a widebody making an emergency landing at an airport with a runway too short for it to takeoff and they had to strip the cabin to get the plane out?

Not an emergency but this involved a 747 at a short runway.

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by AirIndia
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 18978

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

If they struggle to integrate AirAsia India with Vistara they will probably not buy AI. What kind of struggle could they face in terms of integration? Am sure the AirAsia India brand will be killed lest they want to pay royalty to Tony for using the AirAsia name.... the fleet is common with Vistara...

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by AirIndia
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

Re: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)

MIflyer12 wrote:
Instead, look at the last several CMOs and look for trend- inflection up or inflection down.

Good point. This should be done if not already done. I recall a 10 year forecast by Airbus for India released in the 2000s ended up being way off

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by AirIndia
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 40473

Re: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020

Firstly, sorry for your loss. Losing friends is never easy.
However a really enjoyable TR.

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by AirIndia
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 52372

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: 5
Views: 8164

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: 31534

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: 31534

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: 31534

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: 7134

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: 1999

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: 3285

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: 39149

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: 2119

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: 39149

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: 39149

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: 3024

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: 3536

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: 309
Views: 47783

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: 31005

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: 31005

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: 31005

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: 4498

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: 4498

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: 9864

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: 9864

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: 8639

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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