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by AI
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141658

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

This was posted on Manchester airports official facebook page regarding the route announcement tomorrow: We’re looking forward to tomorrow, so we can say hai to another exciting route coming to MAN. ✈️ A quick Google translate indicates 'hai' is a Hindi word, though it doesn't seem to mean 'Hi' but...

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by AI
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141658

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

The formal Biman reveal in the press https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/biman-bangladesh-airlines-return-to-manchester-airport-from-new-year/ Market size seems reasonable and with more efficient aircraft at hand, may be it will be sustainable this time "It is a boost to the many Bangladeshi communi...

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by AI
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WY baggage allowance UK-India
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: WY baggage allowance UK-India

Thanks a lot behramjee. Really grateful for your help.

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by AI
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WY baggage allowance UK-India
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

WY baggage allowance UK-India

Need a sanity check. Has WY changed their hold baggage rules recently? I booked WY flight from MAN-BOM in June to fly out in Oct & checked the baggage rules on their website before booking & I am certain (as much as I can be without documentary evidence) that their baggage rules for UK-India...

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by AI
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Surely “This is the end”.

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by AI
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 38559

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I get “This tweet has been deleted”.

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by AI
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141658

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Another single data point to counter hohd’s My wife flew MAN-BOM-MAN in Jan on 9W & according to her, outbound was pretty full with hardly any empty seats. Return had few more empty seats but it was still more than 90% full. Couple of pax she spoke to were connecting to US on VS. She was very im...

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by AI
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Just noticing Jet is down just Mumbai from Delhi! All other destinations have been suspended.... I just looked at the status of 9W122 to LHR. That seems to be in flight at the moment. Even 9W234 arrived at AMS a few hours ago. ALL of 9W's Europe/NA flights operated today. BOM-MAN remains suspended/...

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by AI
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Our cat with nine lives NG may still have one conditional ace up his sleeve. Now that EY is willing to sell out, agree to it and have SBI buy them out and in turn sell it to QR who will have no issues once the "enemy country" investment has exited. It would be a God sent opportunity for Q...

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by AI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 141658

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

9W have cancelled their MAN-BOM flight effective 23/03/2019. I hope 9W has proved the demand for this route & some other airline picks this up.

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by AI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

And they have BOM-MAN. How are the yields on this flight. They do have a monopoly for being the only non-stop on MAN-BOM.

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by AI
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The whole saga is unnecessary & incredibly sad. It affects employees & passengers the most. Just read the updated report on TOI about the suspension (?cancellation) of flights between India & AUH. It says that 9W has not revealed what is going to happen to pax booked on these flights &am...

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by AI
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

How many flights did 9W have between India & AUH? Were all of them on narrow bodies?

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by AI
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
From January only JP Platinum and Gold members will receive free meals in economy. There is nothing "full service" about this FSC anymore!


Is this on domestic flights only or on international routes too?

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by AI
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171445

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

[quote="sand26391"]Bangalore Airport launches fully automated self bag drop system. I hope so. I can see a problem with Indian pax if these automated bagdrop stations allow only the exact amount of baggage by weight. Quite a few pax pax from India tend to be over their weight allowance eve...

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by AI
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Does anybody here know what the loads are on 9Ws new route BOM-MAN? They had increased the frequency from 4 to 5 times a week even before the inaugural flight due to positive bookings so hopefully they are doing well on this route.

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by AI
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

It’s just over 4 hrs 30 minutes before the departure of 9W’s inaugural flight to Manchester. With all the financial issues, staff leaving, unpaid salaries etc etc do we know if this is definitely going ahead? Are there any ceremonies, fanfare at the gate etc planned as is done for new routes? I hope...

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by AI
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Apologies for my ignorance, what is Train 18?

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by AI
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 110016

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

9W is in the news for its financial troubles. It doesn't look too good for it unless they can find someone to bail them out.
Any news from MAN whether the 9W service to BOM is definitely going ahead from 5th Nov?

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by AI
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Is there any update about Tatas buying majority stake in Jet?

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by AI
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued airline routes you like to see its return
Replies: 29
Views: 2739

Re: Discontinued airline routes you like to see its return

SQ SIN-BOM-MAN.

SQ used to fly BOM-MAN till 2001 I think. Would love to have that route reinstated.

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by AI
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I hope 9W survives. UK buying it might work. They can turn 9W into a LCC & expand UK as a FSC. I don't think we need FSC for Indian domestic routes & India - middle east routes anyway as they are not very long routes. The quality of employees is something all carriers need to assess as well....

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by AI
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... source=sms

Fingers crossed.
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Tatas in talks to pick up stake in struggling Jet Airways -

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... source=sms

Fingers crossed.

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by AI
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171445

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Tatas in talks to pick up stake in struggling Jet Airways - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tatas-in-talks-to-pick-up-stake-in-struggling-jet/articleshow/66267478.cms?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=iOSapp&utm_source=sms Now I didn’t see that coming. Very excitin...

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by AI
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 402048

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Do we think 9W will start BOM-MAN-BOM from 5th Nov as planned or will the financial issues prevent the new route from starting?

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by AI
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50th Anniverssary of 747
Replies: 1
Views: 206

50th Anniverssary of 747

Apologies if already posted anywhere but couldn't find it. 30th Sept is the 50th anniversary of the iconic 747. Still fascinating after all 5 decades. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/boeings-iconic-747-turns-50-a-flashback/articleshow/66019597.cms?utm_medium=refer...

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by AI
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PER-LHR on QF, pax still for 17 hrs
Replies: 1
Views: 846

PER-LHR on QF, pax still for 17 hrs

https://apple.news/AYu2N9G4CQLyDW3NGpLjp2w
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Hopefully the latest no below will work. Apparently a pax on Perth-LHR flight on QF didn’t move at all for 17 hrs !!!

https://apple.news/AYu2N9G4CQLyDW3NGpLjp2w

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by AI
Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

I am surprised no one has mentioned Vayudoot. I have very fond memories of flying Bombay to Porbandar or Rajkot on Vayudoot which had a fleet of F27s & Avros. My 1st ever flight was in early 1980s BOM-PBD & I have been fascinated ever since. It used to be a triangular flight Mumbai-Porbandar...

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by AI
Wed May 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4791

Re: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

Excellent news & long overdue. Hope that the official announcement is soon.

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by AI
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 9202

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

My home airport is MAN & I would love to have MAN to BOM.

& even though its not my home airport, I do travel to CCU frequently. Its a shame that all European carriers have pulled out of CCU over the last few years.

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by AI
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 110016

Re: MAN news - 2018

New opinion piece. Apparently 300,000 passengers from MANs catchment fly to indirect or via LHR to India alone. If accurate, that is a significant number... https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/manchester-airport-india-cowans-opinion-14541384 It is indeed really surprising...

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by AI
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74355

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Back being covered now. ETA 03:20 GMT so it will b e04:20 BST.

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by AI
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 110016

Re: MAN news - 2018

I agree with the statements above. I live 20 minutes drive from MAN & 40 minutes from LPL. I find MAN’s attitude of forcing passengers to pay for all basic services very irritating. Having to pay £1 for trolleys on arrival is not just irritating but criminal for foreign visitors who are caught u...

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by AI
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces
Replies: 14
Views: 6667

Re: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces

Lovely report, lovely pictures.
Would love to fly Supreme airlines. Great view from tje economy 1st row just behind the pilots.

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by AI
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?

Thanks a lot for your replies.

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by AI
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Will BA tag my bags to AC ?

Sorry if it’s a basic question but I have never had an itinerary before that connects me between 2 airlines from different alliances. I have been booked MAN-LHR-YVR with MAN-LHR on BA & LHR-YVR on AC. The connection is 1 hr 55 minutes at LHR ( T5 to T2 I think). So a) will BA check me in & t...

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by AI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 9202

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

My home airport is MAN.

I would really really love MAN-BOM nonstop by an indian (preferably 6E or SG now that they are talking about longhaul India-Europe) or any european airline.

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by AI
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news about SXM ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Any news about SXM ?

Apologies if this has been already discussed here, couldnt find anything on a quick search.

Any news about Princess Juliana airport on St Maarten ? It is on my list of airports to visit & I fear the worst.

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by AI
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 112
Views: 7305

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

MAN-BOM. SQ used to have this as a non-stop MAN-BOM-SIN till about 2002. AI keeps on talking about MAN so hopefully it will happen at some point. There is huge traffic between UK-India. LHR & BHX have got non stops to India. MAN definitely deserves to as well based on its catchment area in the n...

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by AI
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78188

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

http://indiagbnews.com/industry/midas-c ... -air-link/


AI from MAN keeps on getting mentioned every now & then. I will believe it when it happens.
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DobboDobbo wrote:


AI from MAN keeps on getting mentioned every now & then. I will believe it when it happens.

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by AI
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AI Ad
Replies: 2
Views: 707

AI Ad

I came across this ad for <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> advocating the benefits of shorter travel times between <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM</acronym> & NYC  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airl...

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by AI
Wed May 11, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A320 And 777 Collision During Taxi At CDG
Replies: 19
Views: 14612

RE: AF A320 And 777 Collision During Taxi At CDG

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slcguy" class="quote" target="_blank">slcguy</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym></i></f...

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by AI
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of VY In An Independent Catalonia?
Replies: 14
Views: 3308

RE: Future Of VY In An Independent Catalonia?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BritishB747" class="quote" target="_blank">BritishB747</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I hope ...

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by AI
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of VY In An Independent Catalonia?
Replies: 14
Views: 3308

RE: Future Of VY In An Independent Catalonia?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PDPsol" class="quote" target="_blank">PDPsol</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Hope the scots re...

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by AI
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir Launches New Uniform
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

RE: SilkAir Launches New Uniform

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AngMoh" class="quote" target="_blank">AngMoh</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Is it even legal ...

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by AI
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir Launches New Uniform
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

RE: SilkAir Launches New Uniform

Do they not have any male FAs ? The article in the link only has photos of female FAs.

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by AI
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes That Should Exist But Don't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3669

RE: Routes That Should Exist But Don't?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cipango" class="quote" target="_blank">Cipango</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym title=...

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by AI
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread Part 109
Replies: 126
Views: 15912

RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 109

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6364734/" target="_blank">www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6364734/</a> I am lost for words. Its a shame what the great airline has been reduced to. If GoI privatised the airline, can it be saved...

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by AI
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes That Should Exist But Don't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3669

RE: Routes That Should Exist But Don't?

I am surprised that there is no <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM<...

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