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by aarbee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The indigo flight will target Indian tourist not Vietnamese (I am willing to bet that few from Hanoi will vacation in CCU or India). Btw I think the route will fail I doubt there's any source traffic from Calcutta to Hanoi all year round. 6E will have to rely on connecting traffic from other larger...

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by aarbee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Given the current state of Indian aviation, I am not disputing their choice. I would rather focus on why. Why is it no Indian airline can fly wide bodies profitably from India? I mean India is a huge source market for traffic (the source market usually gets to control a good chunk on the travelers)...

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by aarbee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why doesn’t the Government bring in fresh thinking to the airline sector? For instance, could they designate “Kannur” airport to be an “open skies” airport so flights from this airport to other countries would not count towards the bilaterals. It could be set up as a test “demonstration” policy val...

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by aarbee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why doesn’t the Government bring in fresh thinking to the airline sector? For instance, could they designate “Kannur” airport to be an “open skies” airport so flights from this airport to other countries would not count towards the bilaterals. It could be set up as a test “demonstration” policy val...

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by aarbee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The CFM deal while being cost effective and Pratt being proactive bla bla bla.... the truth is that many corporates had placed embargos on 6E travel for executive if the flight wasa NEO.... and 6E was aware of this issue and maybe at some level this was an influencer as well.... Really? This is new...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.financialexpress.com/industry/we-are-learning-from-jet-airways-mistakes-indigo-ceos-take-on-jets-fatal-move/1618632/lite/ Indigo “learns” from Jet’s mistake and will not order wide bodied aircraft. Good call in my opinions . ga X Did NG make mistakes? I thought it w...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

WRT your question on the 757 and India. I think the big issue was that the 757 couldn’t make it from BOM (AI’s hub back then) to the UK or even CDG. Hence AI went with the A300. Or so the story goes.. I may be wrong but that is what I remember people saying. Don't think AI ever dreamed of running a...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

This are some very selective quotes. If you watched the interview you would know the point he was making was more nuanced than that. He even said widebody operations are inevitable at IndiGo. They will not rush into launching WB operations in the near future. Good move. Figure out it if there's a m...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

From the article: Air India was supposed to do in being the national airline of India and carrying the international traffic, it has not worked,” Ronojoy Dutta said. IndiGo hence looks to step into that and expand its market share internationally One can wonder how much of that void they can fill i...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Given the current state of Indian aviation, I am not disputing their choice. I would rather focus on why. Why is it no Indian airline can fly wide bodies profitably from India? I mean India is a huge source market for traffic (the source market usually gets to control a good chunk on the travelers)...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.financialexpress.com/industry/we-are-learning-from-jet-airways-mistakes-indigo-ceos-take-on-jets-fatal-move/1618632/lite/ Indigo “learns” from Jet’s mistake and will not order wide bodied aircraft. Good call in my opinions . separately, Lufthansa has decided to clos...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sorry just realized it was Indigo that said the no wide bodies. I think a pure LCC INTL wide body from India is super tough given coach fares are already super cheap. It works from the UK because fares there are higher. Spice's new hybrid model is better suited for wide bodies and of course Vistara...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A lot of airports won't let you bring on duty free that was purchased in another airport if it violates the liquid limit. Annoying but not just a BOM thing. I think a year ago many airports will let you bring it if it has some seal on the bag - they just manually inspect though (so will slow you do...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

True. It's sad and really stupid that the new Mumbai airport (NMIA) will be having just 2 parallel runways. And this is the most populated city of the country with the largest population (or approaching there). China is designing all new major airports at the bigger cities with 200mn capacity and 4...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

[quote=“VTORD”] the claim that 25 persons (largely students) were late for their flights was a telling sign. ? Pray do tell what it is a telling sign of? I am all for it. The sign that it is highly implausible that 25 persons (a good number of which were students] are unable to keep track of time s...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:

I know I couldn’t believe it either. Why only two runways. Reason - all the politicians bought the land around the airport and then didn’t want to sell.

That would NOT surprise me at all.

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Do you think Moscow airport is duty-free paradise like Dubai where people enjoy hanging out in the airport I have never been to Moscow so I wouldn't know. Clearly you seem to know better than me so why don't you enlighten me? I have transited and travelled through enough time in airports in the EU ...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You'll rushed in judgement to their [airline/airport/authorities] defense without learning about the past history and experiences. ... ... Have no pity for such pax. It's almost become the norm that Indian pax report late for Check-in or at gate for boarding, and somehow end up becoming the "v...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With Philippines Airlines, and Garuda International Airlines (of Indonesia) dropping their services to London LHR, maybe Vistara can acquire slots from them or seek to obtain it through the normal allocation process for new entrants. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airline...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet's pipe dream (?) to have 20 freighter aircraft by 2021. Hey, with a friendly Moody government, you never know. https://www.stattimes.com/indias-spicexpress-to-fly-from-mumbaidubai-from-aug-1-20-freighters-to-join-its-fleet-by-2021-aviation More pipe dreams (?) Yogi Adithyanath, CM of UP, i...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

WRT your question on the 757 and India. I think the big issue was that the 757 couldn’t make it from BOM (AI’s hub back then) to the UK or even CDG. Hence AI went with the A300. Or so the story goes.. I may be wrong but that is what I remember people saying. Don't think AI ever dreamed of running a...

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by aarbee
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

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

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NG created an airline which at one point was truly world class. (Quality dropped over the last several years but for a time the experience on it was outstanding) Bijness was good until he started treating it as a Guju bijness would And whats that supposed to mean? Just because beloved Jet Airways f...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Prabhu was more like a CEO of the Ministry than a politician who also carried along the interests of his political party. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/elections/team-modi-why-prabhu-jayant-failed-to-make-the-cut-this-time/article27393931.ece It's nothing new. Prabhu was never a politic...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Provided you accept that the current Government unduly and unjustly favored Spicejet to the detriment of other carriers and the Indian public. If you don't then there is zero chance you will accept anything. So,you don't accept that SpiceJet was unduly and unjustly favored by the current Indian Gov...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The larger issue is why Vistara didn't "go big". I mean if they took on 10 different type aircraft, they might as well have gone for, say 25 737 NG rather than left the opportunity for SpiceJet. Surely, the lessors would have preferred Vistara over SpiceJet, and there were plenty of ex-Je...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

BOM slots are not everything. I respectfully disagree. I thing it is EVERYTHING. Note that Bombay airport cannot be expanded, and the new airport, when constructed, would be inconvenient, for those residing in the main city. So, airlines that have slots in the "primary" Bombay airport can...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Regardless of what the RP can do, I think the fate of Jet has already been sealed. Ajay Singh ain't going to preside over his company's collapse from getting 40 ex-Jet planes to fill in Jet's void and then having the rug pulled from under his feet. Here we go again. Ajay Singh & beloved Jet Air...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I had repeatedly said on this forums that lessors should move their aircraft out of India as the Indian court system....,....well is the Indian court system and you know exactly what that means Oh are you implying they don't provide justice? They do not follow rule of law? Pray, I wonder what it is ?

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

CaliguyNYC wrote:
The issue though is Spice probably is still hoping to get things for free (and they still very well might). So do they bid or keep counting on the GOI to deliver things on a silver platter. Oh the dilemma....

Ah of course, now we know why beloved Jet airways failed. :idea:

-R

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Interesting article on jet's bankruptcy with memorable statements including: "So why didn’t SBI and other creditors act earlier? They probably never believed Goyal, a survivor of several tight corners in the last 25 years, was going to crash land this time. " "As the bungling of Jet ...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

No it was not directed at you. I think some of the posts might have been taken to be more of an attack than they really were. So maybe I use the words wrongly, but when I or others use crony capitalism, I feel it just means influence (or a close relationship). If it was something illegal or involve...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Perhaps I am missing something but anyone care to remind NG’s contributions to the airline industry? NG created an airline which at one point was truly world class. (Quality dropped over the last several years but for a time the experience on it was outstanding) Bijness was good until he started tr...

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by aarbee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

<Both NG and Ajay Singh used GOI favoritism to get ahead.> Ajay Singh actually confounded the airline prior to when the current govt came in power; if anything he got pushed out when the lines between politicians and business blurred! Precisely. Maybe favoritism means getting pushed out of company ...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SG's next intl destination is going to be Singapore BREAKING:- #SPICJET to begin Daily flights to #Singapore from #Delhi, #Mumbai & #Bangalore in the winter schedule 2019 says Debashis Saha, Associate VP Regulatory & Govt Affairs, Spicejet at the IATA Slot conference in Cape Town. https://t...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indian-carriers-fly-in-to-occupy-jet-airways-foreign-slots/amp_articleshow/69883433.cms “Airline representatives were asked to pick a chit and were given preference, according to the number they got as well...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vietnam Move is excellent given their flights from CCU - GAY - VNS - GAY - CCU it is a perfect Buddhist triangle and with GAY only connected to Vietnam and other Buddhist nations SEASONALLY this daily flight will give a huge boost to tourists,business and relioous travellers alike also to Indians w...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

CCU - Vietnam is fantastic move by indigo. No single Indian airport has adequate traffic to Vietnam. Indigo is going to hub traffic down to Vietnam from Kolkata . Most traffic today goes via Singapore or Bangkok and (1) Long total flight time (2) pricing on these sectors will make a lot of people m...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With UA cancelling its flights to BOM indefinitely,it'd be intrestin to see what route DL takes to BOM and wether they could keep with this tumultous airspace ban scenario goin on in our region. As of today I see AI flights flying normally over Iranian Airspace Besides does anyone know if only US a...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I hope there is an Indigo order/conversion for the XLR. The number of new routes the A321XLR can get you is just amazing. Its a few hundred miles than then 757. It was disappointing that none of the Indian carriers (expect an odd lease from AI) did not order 757. I understand it's a too much of an ...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the new launch of the A321XLR (8700km full payload range), which Indian airline is first to Europe with a narrow-body!? Didn't Indigo's ISL (Istanbul) launch fail because of range limitations due to the Pakistani airspace closure!? You can fly BOM-LHR with the A321XLR (and DEL too if Pakistani...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I guess they might use their 321 LRs. Why? CCU-HAN is 972nm. Cause of buddhist religious tourism and I think they will get a good traffic so they might use 321s but they can do a 320 too i guess their booking traffic will let them know what AC type to use also they could possibily launch direct fli...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

6E Expansion strikes again..they're launching new routes like Taylor's singles. IndiGo will be flying to Hanoi from 3rd Oct n then to Ho chi Minh..I guess they might use their 321 LRs..though Im surprised why they didnt order 321XLRs.I read many airlines have ordered those XLR versions...i mean if ...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

6E Expansion strikes again..they're launching new routes like Taylor's singles. IndiGo will be flying to Hanoi from 3rd Oct n then to Ho chi Minh..I guess they might use their 321 LRs..though Im surprised why they didnt order 321XLRs.I read many airlines have ordered those XLR versions...i mean if ...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How many seats in A343? A343 30J21W224Y = 275 B772 40J24W216Y B77W 42J24W315Y Thanks. So over all on the days of 772 there is a minor +J/-Y, but in overall good upgauge. For whatever reasons among A340, AF product has been worse. Once BOM-CDG there were no PTVs (back in 2001) CDG-AUH in 2013 was on...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Chop Onions? are they Flight Attendants or Kaam Wali Bai? LOL My goodness. Cannot believe that this stuff is happening. I know. The heat up the meal is fine. Everything else should be a no no. I get that Indians have many dietary needs but tiffins from home in the cockpit - who knew. True. And anyt...

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by aarbee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If Vistara is getting all the FSC intl carriers to code share with it, perhaps it should try launching 3am flights from BOM like Jet had - I think DEL, AMD, BLR, HYD, MAA and CCu had flights (but not sure list is right) That would be recipe for disaster. Don't get me wrong, I would like to have eas...

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by aarbee
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

But if the books were clean then there would be no room for speculation!!! Let the appropriate authorities investigate NG and beloved Jet Airways, to gross displeasure of some posters, rather then speculate. I think you misread his post. He was being sarcastic. I know. Btw there hasn't been anyone ...

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by aarbee
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

While digging a bit deeper over this weekend, I came to know that he no stranger to aviation. Surprise, Surprise ... He was the founder of SpiceJet around 2005 and was pushed out around 2010. Who pushed him out? Family of the then Union Textile minister who were a major part in UPA government. Talk...

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by aarbee
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Further confirmation that Jet is dead, dead, dead: Aviation Minister states India is "not a nanny state"...... https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/no-plan-to-bail-out-jet-airways-real-estate-companies-minister/article27944557.ece No need to be a nanny, just don't be the au pair fro...

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