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by zionite
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 228
Views: 15347

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

But coming to the topic, I took this picture at DEL last month of what looks like an AirAsia and IndiGo hybrid livery. The plane looks to be ex-IndiGo but had AirAsia titles on it. Does anyone know anything about this? I did not know IndiGo was leasing planes out to AirAsia? Or is this a retired fr...

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by zionite
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 4171

Re: New queen v old queen max alt

After reading the topic, before opening the post, I rushed to BBC.com to check if the Queen retired and handed over the reins to Camilla.

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by zionite
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 32827

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

but why would anyone travel to a region when one fears for their security? Heck, how many Indians or foreigners travel to J and K or Afghanistan for a holiday? I was focusing on Leh in Ladhak which is safe and I have several American, non Indian, friends who went there and loved it. There used to b...

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by zionite
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35217

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Adani Group gets nod to build airport at Mundra How large is Mundra as a city? https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/adanis-plan-to-build-a-commercial-airport-at-mundra-gets-green-nod/article28730677.ece Mundra is not a city. It used to be village till some mega projects were built...

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by zionite
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8046

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

How about for when your Grandpa has back surgery and is prescribed Oxycontin for the pain. He's forgetful, so he takes 5 of them instead of 1, and goes into a CNS-depressed state on the plane from Miami to see you. Don't you want there to be something on the plane to help him? Desire: Yes Requireme...

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by zionite
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8046

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, which would be in the hundreds of thousands, absolutely pales in comparison to what it would cost to defend a lawsuit claiming that it was negligent of DL n...

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by zionite
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35217

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

here is the link for the story: ... https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/government-wants-sebi-to-get-deeper-into-indigo-spat-expand-probe-to-all-board-members/articleshow/70181102.cms It says: "Bhatia and his affiliates (IGE Group) has around 38 per...

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by zionite
Sat May 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188709

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Let's discuss demonetization, elections, EVM tampering, Brexit, Iraq war for WMD, climate change etc stuff in non-aviation section - which I don't read on an aviation specific forum. However, you are not from India. I am, so no know some laws here. Although my company is not as big as Jet Airways, I...

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by zionite
Sat May 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188709

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

There's a term known as Key Management Personnel (KMP) in Companies Act - Managing Directors, Whole-time Directors, CEO, CFO, Company Secretary etc. KMP take the financial and legal decisions for the company and are held liable for functioning of the company. This is irrespective of number of shares...

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by zionite
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188709

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet had $3.83 Billion(27,000 Crores) in annual revenue. 23,000 Jobs (150,000 including family members) Whatever Jet was spending was adding to the economy. Whatever employees were spending added to the economy. That is gone forever. Indian Taxpayers lost 8,500 Crores anyway. The hypothetical saving...

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by zionite
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Here's the current status - thanks to FR24. REG NO. TYPE STATUS STORAGE LAST COMM. FLT. VT-JWP A332 ???? BOM 11-03-2019 VT-JWQ A332 FLYING VT-JWV A332 STORED BOM 17-11-2018 VT-JWW A332 FLYING VT-JWR A333 FLYING VT-JWS A333 FLYING VT-JWT A333 FLYING VT-JWU A333 FLYING VT-JCJ AT75 STORED MAA 11-12-201...

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by zionite
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29644

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Transporting troops by air instead of by road or rail to avoid Pulwama type attack.

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by zionite
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there no FlightRadar24 alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Re: Why is there no FlightRadar24 alternative?

I'm a FR24 hardware hoster and enjoy the top-end subscription free. Applied for FR24 and FlightAware almost at same time. Received the device from FR24 in 3 months time. Flightaware got interested in my location after about a year when I had already forgotten I had applied and had got used to FR24 P...

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by zionite
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

This is the best strategic move 6E could make. Due to the rediculously high fuel taxes in India and lower premium market, Indian airlines opperate with a handicap. There is a reason the long haul Indian airlines burn cash like it is fuel. What are the open rights for Indigo? Whatever the rights are...

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by zionite
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Just some more news being churned out about 9W: In need of cash, Naresh Goyal may hand over Jet Airways operations to Etihad Airways https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/in-need-of-cash-naresh-goyal-may-hand-over-jet-airways-operations-to-etihad-airways/a...

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by zionite
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10056

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

I guess on priorities:
1. Rename the airport
2. Rearrange the MAA code to AM M A.
3. Modernize & privatize the airport.

1 may happen in a couple of years. 2 & 3 will be ad infinium as AMA is already assigned to Amarillo, TX, USA.

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by zionite
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

CPS001 wrote:
The parked up A330 at MAA, VT-JWS, has returned to service after a weird 2hr 45min positioning flight to BOM.


Could be a test+positioning flight.

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by zionite
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Well well well.. Look what's on sale: Wadias looking to exit GoAir. Who will buy them? https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/airlines-aviation/goair-for-sale-wadias-looking-to-offload-stake-in-airline-business/1378222/ Was bound to happen. Indigo and GoAir started at almost the same time....

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by zionite
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Since DL produces cash like no other airline (high margins and large scale), they need to invest, but they haven't been investing unless they were certain to recover a profit. Jet hasn't yet reorganized to that level to receive DL cash. There would also be the Skyteam buyin required... DL never inv...

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by zionite
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Just a personal question, should I use up all my JP miles soon or not. I don't want to wake up one morning and find out that 30-50 flights worth of my miles have gone down the bankruptcy dust! #metoo... Same worries. Planning to redeem my miles on 9W partners Delta, Air France & KLM in early ne...

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by zionite
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

A320 & B737-800 can land with large seat restrictions. This happens only when there's a cricket match here and the teams are travelling. Has there been any development in the new airport? RInfra was the lowest bidder but i don't think AAI has awarded the project yet. No news. No rumors also. I ...

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by zionite
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

VT-JLB - B737-700 has been stored/returned since April 2018. B737-700 and A319 are the largest aircraft my hometown RAJ can accomodate. Jet reduced frequency from 4 per day few months ago to 2 this week. I didn't know RAJ was not capable of handling A320. Explains IndiGo's absence in this market. N...

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by zionite
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

VT-JLB - B737-700 has been stored/returned since April 2018.

B737-700 and A319 are the largest aircraft my hometown RAJ can accomodate. Jet reduced frequency from 4 per day few months ago to 2 this week.

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by zionite
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I think the GOI needs to do something. It makes no sense that Indian aviation should be in such a terrible state since it is growing so fast. Cut working capital interest rates for aviation and lower fuel taxes. Let the airlines make money and then tax their income or raise passenger taxes for actu...

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by zionite
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet Airways has defaulted on salaries - again. https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/jet-airways-defaults-on-salary-again-more-employees-affected/317617 I do not understand why in India it is accepted to be late with salary. For a US based company, they go to extremes to make payday. It is gro...

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by zionite
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387665

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I think the GOI needs to do something. It makes no sense that Indian aviation should be in such a terrible state since it is growing so fast. Cut working capital interest rates for aviation and lower fuel taxes. Let the airlines make money and then tax their income or raise passenger taxes for actu...

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by zionite
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://www.firstpost.com/long-reads/th ... 13497.html

Yes... This route is definitely being considered.

However the governments of both countries are waiting for their friends to start FNJ-DTW route first.
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BrooklyBOMgal wrote:

Yes... This route is definitely being considered.

However the governments of both countries are waiting for their friends to start FNJ-DTW route first.

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by zionite
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Migration is definitely the main reason. Construction workers in large projects in the south are almost exclusively sourced from the north and north east these days. Does that mean there's some kind of brain drain to Gulf? Majority of skilled workers working in Gulf are from southern India working ...

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by zionite
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quest ions about new aircraft delivery crew for 6E
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Quest ions about new aircraft delivery crew for 6E

Recently Indigo is taking delivery of around 5 A320neo + 1 ATR72 every month from TLS and XFW. Do they have a dedicated team stationed in TLS for CAF and other legal formalities? Do they have dedicated teams of crew or fly random sets of crew to take back new empty aircraft from TLS or XFW to DEL? W...

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by zionite
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Surat Airport has reached 42 ATM a day this month. WWAWAS should probably stop spamming airline social media pages now. Next they want non stop EU flights, just imagine them spamming all those EU airline social media pages. Didn't have to imagine when I saw one of their tweets tagging British Airwa...

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by zionite
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Surat Airport has reached 42 ATM a day this month. WWAWAS should probably stop spamming airline social media pages now. My hometown RAJ is still stuck with 3x 9W BOM, 1x AI BOM and 1x AI DEL. Stuck with 6 flights since years now - was 6x BOM, now 5x BOM and 1x DEL. :worried: No signs of 6E, SG, G8 ...

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by zionite
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

They should have left the Vistara "star" (or whaterver that is) off this tail....it's spoiling a really nice retro look! But the star is the airline logo. In fact if was wondering why it's not fully done here. Because it's a retro livery...check out United's Continental retrojet. AA typic...

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by zionite
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Do you follow Sanjiv Kapoor on Twitter? His feed is the very definition of trying too hard. Edit: This looks like a typical LCC type fare. So much for being a premium airline. Do they have IFE? Yes I do follow him. Sorry didn't get what you meant by "trying too hard ". Vistara has live IF...

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by zionite
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which big airlines are not stock-based?
Replies: 14
Views: 2887

Re: Which big airlines are not stock-based?

Out of the world's 25 biggest airlines in 2017 (measured by passenger numbers), the US BIG 4, the 4 big Chinese airlines, the 3 traditional European giants (LHG, IAG, AFKLM), the two big airline groups of Japan as well as Ryanair and easyjet of course, are all stock-based, so are JetBlue, Norwegian...

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by zionite
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203887

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That was completely right in the past. Past? These deliveries examples in last 12 month. You will find now that airframes built in Mobile also carry a french registration, while the Chinese frames carry a "B-" reg. This means there are also A321's with a french test reg. But for your list...

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by zionite
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203887

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-01-09/airbus-raise-a320-production-tianjin Production rising to 6 per month. The Toulouse Blagnac final assembly line builds A320s, whereas the Hamburg Finkenwerder final assembly line builds A318s, A319s, and A321s. The Airbus factory in T...

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by zionite
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203887

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-01-09/airbus-raise-a320-production-tianjin Production rising to 6 per month. The Toulouse Blagnac final assembly line builds A320s, whereas the Hamburg Finkenwerder final assembly line builds A318s, A319s, and A321s. The Airbus factory in T...

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by zionite
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates removes hindu meal option
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Emirates removes hindu meal option

Kosher meal is not an alternative to Hindu meal. However Asian Vegetarian Meal does not contain any types of meat, fish or eggs. Noone is going to fall sick or die if they can't get a chicken, mutton or fish in 1 or 2 meals. At least for most people I know, preference for choosing an airline: 1. Tic...

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by zionite
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates removes hindu meal option
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Emirates removes hindu meal option

Noticed yesterday that they have also removed my favorite Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo meal also from their options sometime in last 1 year. These meals are ordered rarely. Indian traveler have couple of other options to choose from. Just because there's a word Hindu in the name, almost all Indian media sit...

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by zionite
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 23730

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

WPvsMW wrote:
HA probably has a global brand latency (MBA speak), and therefore a brand valuation, in the same league as BA, AA, UA, KL, DL, etc., and higher than EK, EY, QR, or TK. In a global survey, WN is beyond the pale... it's domestic.


Source?

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by zionite
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

More pictures of jet's 737max interiors https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2018/06/the-new-jet-airways-boeing-737-max-exclusive-cabin-photos.html https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/VT-JXA_Jet_Airways_Boeing_737_MAX_8_DSC_6132_1920PX_WM.jpg Okay, WTF is this! A jail? or a se...

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by zionite
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

The 2008 A380 visit was a "one-off" proving flight and the route continued B777 operations for several years after that, before the A380 was permanently installed on EK201. It was not one-off. There used to be 3x weekly in August 2008. I was 14 year old and did my first international trav...

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by zionite
Wed May 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162014

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

GoI can do lot of things to help local carriers. Like reducing/eliminating duties on ATF, MRO and interest rates on working capital loans. Because GoI cannot let to that revenue stream, they are making every suffer. Just those three will increase operating margins by 5%-10%. Its a Pandora's Box - D...

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by zionite
Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 62200

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

Should Air India not try one-stop connection via Dubai to connect to Africa ? 1. Why would AI do that instead of going directly from BOM? 2. Why would Dubai allow a 5th freedom flight? 3. Why would Emirates or flydubai not object to it? 4. Why would passengers take AI flight from India to Africa wi...

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by zionite
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 62200

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

Why is Reliance not interested in starting an airline or maybe taking over AI? They can rename it to Jio Airlines or Jio Airways. I wish MDA buys AI and make it a true FSC. :scratchchin: He could offer unlimited domestic travel passes for Rs. 1999 valid for 28 days or Rs. 15999 for 1 year. And for ...

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by zionite
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 5829

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

EK wont mind a few hours used on an undelivered plane.
EK wont mind free advertising.

Airbus should be paying for this flight.

But why are they using a A380? They could do the same pattern using a A320neo. Unnecessary carbon emissions.

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by zionite
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 11157

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

There's no denying that EK (and ME3) have created/maintained high paying skilled jobs in US compared to job loses of low paying semi-skilled jobs that DL keeps crying about.

104,000 jobs may be inflated but even half of that at 50,000 job is excellent.

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by zionite
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 80
Views: 11011

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

I would think if India Government wants air service to connect smaller cities, the Indian railways will be hurting Effect of RCS on Indian Railways will be negligible. There is always a waiting list for reservations in all the classes on Indian Railways. For a middle class person, the first prefere...

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by zionite
Sun May 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 8684

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Why is dailymail.co.uk reporting such incidents? Its good that B6 refunded their tickets. They wasted time of the other pax for a silly cake. Was it so special? Did the mom bake it herself? Probably not. They could buy a similar cake in Las Vegas. There's a higher risk of hiding an explosive in a ca...

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