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by audian
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13229

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Instead of adding routes to US and elsewhere, AI should focus on catching up with Gulf & Western carriers on soft and hard products. IMO AI is trailing others by a decade. Even if AI did announce a route to either DFW or IAH, there are only a couple of strong reasons why anyone(traveling to Indi...

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by audian
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 5021

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

Keeping the seat belt fastened at all times is the best way to avoid this situations and it is not a discomfort. I am not sure why people unfasten it, unless they need to use toilets or stretch their legs on a long haul flight. The problem here is 90% of the passengers do not know how these seat bel...

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by audian
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 86846

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Folks need a recommendation for plane spotting. Apart from DFW Founder's plaza, are there any better spots for plane spotting?

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by audian
Tue May 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 33834

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know if AI non stop from DEL-DFW on charts anytime soon?

I see AI has closed down BOM-JFK from June freeing up 773's. Is this an indication that they are planning to deploy it on a new route to USA?

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by audian
Sat May 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 5287

DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations

It will be a very rough day at both of the Dallas airports. A nasty weather front is passing across the metroplex through the day, and quite a few flights out of DFW are being cancelled. I was looking at flightradar24, some of the flights have been diverted and others are awaiting for weather cleara...

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by audian
Mon May 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29363

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Being a soccer fan and aviation enthusiast, I almost see an analogy between Emirate's STC & Machester United's SAF (& Arsenal's AW). EK should find the right successor for a smooth transition unlike ManU. I know it's not fair to compare, but someone sticking to seat for so long can have adve...

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by audian
Wed May 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217443

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I still see DXB and DEL are the favored connecting airports for US to India passengers. If Fly Dubai can operate to second tier cities, Emirates can be well ahead in game on US to India Market by offering one stop connections from US to most Indian cities(First tier & Second tier). On the other ...

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by audian
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 10062

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

Zero tolerance is always good for many reasons. Customer benefits out of it and receives every bit of service/goody he or she deserves.

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by audian
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752679

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's weird that sensors(that gives angle of attack) failed on two planes belonging to carriers outside US. Does Boeing have a single supplier for this sensor or multiple ones? If they have multiple ones, its interesting to see who are the suppliers for the crashed jets.

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by audian
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.
Replies: 18
Views: 2785

AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.

WSJ has released its annual airline rankings. Delta is the winner. Frontier is looser. Special recognition goes to American for being last or next to last consistently for the last 10 years. AA should be credited for consistency. And its so stubborn in its place that US Airways merger couldn't make ...

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by audian
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10114

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

No offence, but they all look like some off the shelf clearance inventory from the struggling department stores across US.

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by audian
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5529

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

Etihad has the best makeovers in the recent days. Turkish not even close to ordinary, forget about being great.

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by audian
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2018 Loads

Fingers still crossed that EK decides to bring their 380's back to DFW They should have bought it back this Summer. EK might see strong bookings this summer. I heard from an agent that the Dallas route is close to be sold out for most of the days in June. Also EK's fares from IAH to South Asia are ...

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by audian
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7985

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I still could not understand this theory of "Emotional Support Animal on a Flight". Like a peacock, hamster. God what world are we in?

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by audian
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16623

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

In addition to fact that they are not able to make profits out of this service, can we also attribute this as a step towards consolidation of both the airlines?

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by audian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

I am planning a trip and happen to see a A350 on DFW-DOH route. I was quite surprised and didn't see this coming so soon. From Flightradar, it looks like QR is replacing the 773 with the A350 starting Oct 1st. Perhaps this will be the first A350 service to DFW. I hope I can hop on to this beauty on ...

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by audian
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 42795

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

There is a lot of confusion about VGA international ops. Code E runway construction started, but unclear when it will be ready. Rumors range from few months to two years. There are also reports of AUH being displayed on terminals, may be some testing going on. My 2 cents is on 9W B737 to AUH as it ...

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by audian
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 42795

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

There is a news out there saying that EK has initiated talks on opening a new destination in India. Looks like they are planning to start a new service to VGA bi weekly from Dubai. http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/070817/emirates-airlines-to-fly-from-vijayawada.html Does anyone ...

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by audian
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 42795

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Does anyone know if AI's new route to DFW or IAH is still on cards? If so would it be flying to IAH or DFW?

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by audian
Thu May 18, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 39470

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

I believe DFW area has quite a big Indian community that can feed AI with enough O&D passengers. On top of that, you can expect people driving from Austin and Oklahoma city if AI can outclass ME3(which is little tricky but not impossible). AI can downplay ME3 competition by offering, 1. Seamless...

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by audian
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 9380

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

HYD for 9W and DFW for KLM would be great. AA and BA will be furious though.

Does anyone know if KLM is coming back to DFW this summer? They operated this route last summer.

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by audian
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135805

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Emirates in not wasting time and opportunity.

I could not post the link. But their facebook page has an interesting update.

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by audian
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135805

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Before people forget this, the pressure should me mounted on DOT in framing/correcting the existing rules and make them more passenger friendly. Today its United and tomorrow it can be some other airline and one of us can be a victim.

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by audian
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17423

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Will DFW and IAH fall within the range of a 787-9 operating from DEL?

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by audian
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 22457

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

The crew should be regretting by now, given the attention this whole incident got. This sort of noise is good and bad. Good in the way that AI is serious on their employee conduct. Bad in the way that employee morale may be at stake.

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by audian
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89855

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Liked the design. Would have been better if some other dark color was chosen instead of black.

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by audian
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?
Replies: 25
Views: 3125

Re: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?

ME3 will suffer more than AI simply because AI caters to high net worth NRIs, who won't mind paying extra for nonstops. Err...! What? Most HNW NRI's prefer BA or EK even with a stopover. AI is not the cheapest, but they compete with their baggage allowances and being liberal with the booze in econo...

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by audian
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?
Replies: 25
Views: 3125

Re: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?

[quote="anshabhi"]ME3 will suffer more than AI simply because AI caters to high net worth NRIs, who won't mind paying extra for nonstops. [/quote I strongly disagree with your logic. Firstly, it's very funny on how one can assess the financial background of a traveler based on the airline ...

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by audian
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10279

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

The GC distance for DFW-DEL route is 8186 miles which is roughly 100 miles longer than DFW-DXB.
But with a codeshare agreement in place, the DFW-DEL route can create some noise. The issue is if AA has any equipment that can fly this route?

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by audian
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10279

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

IMO, if AA is interested to enter India it should have a solid long term strategy. It should have a code share agreement in place so that it can operate flights from multiple US cities. It should grow and think beyond just ferrying Indian traffic to BA. At the same time, it should assess the current...

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by audian
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10279

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

NichCage wrote:
In 2016 there were some news about it, but so far nothing has been heard right now. American Airlines did make a loss on flights to DEL and I don't think it will be resumed.

I agree. Unless they have a code share agreement with a local carrier, it wont be an easy route.

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by audian
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10279

Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

I came across couple of posts (one from the travel agent and the other from the website "View from the Wing") saying that AA is planning to either resume the ORD-DEL route or a new route.

Does anyone in the community have more information on this?

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by audian
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK deploying brand new planes on DFW and IAH
Replies: 13
Views: 6084

Re: EK deploying brand new planes on DFW and IAH

I did not notice until now, but QR is also operating almost new to brand new equipment on DFW route. QR is operating quite a few BE# series on this route.

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by audian
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK deploying brand new planes on DFW and IAH
Replies: 13
Views: 6084

EK deploying brand new planes on DFW and IAH

EK started to deploy its brand new 77W equipment on DFW and IAH routes. So far they are using EC#(8 years) and EG#(6 years) series on these routes. Its a good news for people who are frustrated with EC# series which have age old IFE systems. Does anyone know if any of the EC# series are on their way...

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by audian
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s
Replies: 48
Views: 10960

Re: Routes Of Emirates 777s Of 90s

End of the day it comes down to the following questions, 1. How many of the 50 million passengers flown on EK really cared about the age of the equipment? 2. How many of them would really feel the oldness or newness of the aircraft? 3. If the age has been noticed,how significant are they affected by...

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by audian
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 57305

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

I guess the EK executives started to feel pressure from the owners. And that pressure may have triggered the adoption of auxiliary income strategies few months ago. They are trying to get every last penny they could get out of their customer's pocket. For example, I came across a FB post from my fri...

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by audian
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Launches FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 8610

Re: Emirates Launches FLL

Good for FLL and hopefully EK.

Does anyone know on how many Jet Blue flights does EK code share at FLL?

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by audian
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad overtaking Emirates?
Replies: 63
Views: 13863

Re: Etihad overtaking Emirates?

This year alone I had 3 round trips (all in Y Class) between NA and India on EK. As others mentioned I have seen both ends on a satisfactory scale. Here are my observations on EK flights. On the positive side: 1. In flight entertainment is exceptional. From Live TV to top charts, documentaries and m...

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by audian
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd: Qatar IAD-DOH divertes to Lajes
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

Re: QR 708 IAD-DOH made emergency landing at military base in Azores islands

About the lack of food being available to those without cash......... Surely there must have been a fair amount of food on the aircraft. I wonder why it was not offloaded and presented as a smorgasbord in the terminal. I can imagine that the severe turbulence might have jumbled packaged material, b...

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by audian
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd: Qatar IAD-DOH divertes to Lajes
Replies: 25
Views: 2397

QR 708 IAD-DOH made emergency landing at military base in Azores islands

While this diversion has been discussed on another thread, the intensity and after math looks more severe to have a thread of its own. Please delete if this is redundant. I thought the diversion as a medical emergency of a single passenger, until I came across this article. https://www.washingtonpos...

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by audian
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Air India Routes
Replies: 105
Views: 15849

Re: Possible New Air India Routes

I strongly believe that AI needs to walk first before starting a run. Here are few things that AI needs to focus on, before starting any new routes to North America. 1. Offer quality product. In the world of comparisons, you cant get away with a sub par product compared to your competitors. Recently...

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by audian
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3453

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

EK might have done better in revenue compared to QR and EY since all the revenue generated on its flights goes directly into its pockets.

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by audian
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 8220

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

DFW please !

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by audian
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospects for adding new One World member in India
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Prospects for adding new One World member in India

With AI in Star Alliance, Jet Airways getting cozier with Sky Team what are the prospects of One world getting a new partner? Does Indigo or Spice Jet have any intentions to join an alliance? While ME3 are rushing to increase their market share to Europe and Americas, on the other side AI is also ag...

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by audian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates reducing their 777 numbers while adding A380?
Replies: 31
Views: 8379

Re: Is Emirates reducing their 777 numbers while adding A380?

Does anyone know when will EK phase out the 773-ER's (especially the EC# series) that operate on the ultra long haul routes to Americas and Australasia?

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by audian
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees
Replies: 48
Views: 12443

Re: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees

ojjunior wrote:
So what if don't pay that? Can I get it for free upon check-in?
Is your answer the same for all airlines with this fee?


They will let you choose the seat for free during 24 hour check in process. That's what I understood.

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by audian
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees
Replies: 48
Views: 12443

Re: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees

Curious, how did you arrive at the conclusion of said policies being "failed?" ...seems completely illogical on is face, but figured I'd ask. If that is so obvious, could you prove me wrong? I said nothing about anything being "so obvious." I simply asked you a question that you...

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by audian
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees
Replies: 48
Views: 12443

Re: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees

Looks like EK is adopting failed strategies from others. Curious, how did you arrive at the conclusion of said policies being "failed?" ...seems completely illogical on is face, but figured I'd ask. If that is so obvious, could you prove me wrong? Or just mention a single airline which im...

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by audian
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees
Replies: 48
Views: 12443

Re: Emirates expected to introduce ancillary fees

Looks like EK is adopting failed strategies from others. At the least for me, this is a cheap decision which I think is just based on numbers and analytics. How in the world you can convince a customer who is interested in cheaper fare to pay $40 bucks to have more valued added services. Its to earl...

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