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by subramak1
Tue May 17, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 22045

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Some poor airline staff at Ranchi will lose their job because of entitled Karens who cant look after their kids! As someone who has a neighbour with Autism and seeing the parent of the child struggle managing them sometimes despite all their best efforts, calling them "Karens" with no con...

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by subramak1
Mon May 02, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?
Replies: 47
Views: 8402

Re: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?

No, they aren't. Lightsaber I have my intel sources and they are not public. You have to be careful with marketing numbers presented by OEMs and also consider that many positive public statements done by operators aim at keeping a good relationship and promoting an aircraft that they are already co...

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by subramak1
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1069
Views: 266571

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Let’s take a step back. Lots of empty rhetoric being thrown around. 1) DEN is an excellent domestic hub. That’s why it’s the shining star of the UA network right now. What DEN is not a rich source of is international O&D. That’s why the long haul international flights DEN does have connect to U...

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 22045

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Air India Employees quarters given to Adani and they are moving to Bombay HC to protest the same - https://hr.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/air-india-employees-to-move-bombay-hc-over-eviction/90913483 These are the same people or almost 90% of them who voted for the BJP in the center. ...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14972

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Pardon my ignorance, can a software fix address this issue? Or is this another level of challenge?

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 22045

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

First of all India does not have 10K stations. So what the heck are you talking about? Best, Subramanian Based on a Parliament reply from the UPA era - There 7273 stations on IR network with above ground platforms. Not counting the stations without platforms or platforms at ground level. How do you...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 22045

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Does anyone think it is ludicrous to build airports in every Tier 2 and Tier 3 city as a near-future alternative to improving railway infrastructure? I think it is better to focus on building large airports in Tier 1 cities for long haul and mid haul flights, which people would only take a few time...

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by subramak1
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India’s CEO pick declines offer, cites ‘undesirable’ narrative
Replies: 76
Views: 14425

Re: Tata Group appoints former Chairperson of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci as the CEO of Air India

Jingoism has been the nasty truth about India along with almost all democracies around the world. Considering any tiny aviation-related story is already exaggerated in the media, he truly dodged a bullet (or a 100) that would be headed his way every time Air India came up. Back to the drawing board...

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by subramak1
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years of the Mighty 757
Replies: 129
Views: 19948

Re: 40 Years of the Mighty 757

Count me among all those who love(d) seeing it and flying on it. I had 29 flights - all on the -200. It seems unlikely I'll get any more now. By far my favourite Boeing ever. The irony, of course, is that with *only* 1049 deliveries, it must have been almost a disappointment to Boeing. It somehow n...

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by subramak1
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 62
Views: 9397

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

There is never a second full crew on long haul flights. That's surprising. I remember my EK 77W DXB-IAH flight had a flight crew of 4. Or is that an airline-specific thing? It depends on flight length. EK doesnt do two crews for a DXB BOM run for example. EWR TLV has block time of 10 hrs 15 minutes...

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by subramak1
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax
Replies: 62
Views: 9397

Re: UA90 EWR-TLV turns back on Jan 21 due to unruly pax

The time has come for the airlines to apply harsh penalties for this type of behavior, particularly when they trigger a diversion and it is clear that the passenger or passengers are the sole culprits. The added costs shouldered by the airline for the diversion (fuel, over time, re-accommodation fo...

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by subramak1
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 113974

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

It's not a sign of success to price a business seat that takes 5x the floor space of a coach seat at 2x the lowest coach fare. Meh, more like a sign of reality. Businesses weren't paying anywhere near the advertised fares on J classes that you see on airlines' websites. That kind of pricing would j...

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90829

Re: Yet Another Dreary Boeing Scolding

LAX772LR wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
The Chinese are not going to do jack to either players.

Keep thinking that.

That opening sentence was written for that exact mentality.


Well said.

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by subramak1
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5991

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

In India, many air services were operated to Air Force bases - Pune for ex is still the main air force base and there is a civilian area. When CJB Airport in India was shut down for runway extension in 1980s, Sulur Air force station acted as the airport. The waiting hall was a Hangar. My first fligh...

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by subramak1
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 23154

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

To me it looks like AA management has treated its people like shit and now are facing the music. I wonder why so many companies screw up on this basic management premise.

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by subramak1
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5831

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

What is 30 mins of power worth in fuel? A couple hundred or maybe a thousand pounds. Lighter and cheaper to just use 2 jet engines if that's all the runtime you want out of your batteries and electric motors. A 4 engine airplane that only uses 2 at time would be incredibly complex and incredibly in...

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by subramak1
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 16341

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

I dont think TK will depend on Traffic to India. They are restricted to serving only BOM and DEL and will not get rights to other cities. To Pakistan may be, but it is a smaller market from SEA than say from Dallas/Houston/Phoenix

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by subramak1
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

What people don't seem to ralize consciously or unsconsily that they are being made to pay more and more for the same services. For e.g. https://www.livemint.com/news/india/from-cab-service-to-atms-installation-bhubaneswar-airport-in-odisha-is-set-to-get-fancier-soon-11635654558621.html Now essenti...

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by subramak1
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Question - if Indigo Airlines does fall apart like Kingfisher, as many are now predicting Who is predicting this? They ended the last fiscal year with 71 billion rupees of cash. Their stock is doing well. https://www.goindigo.in/content/dam/goindigo/investor-relations/annual-report/2019-20/Annual-R...

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by subramak1
Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

On the first point, across world we have seen no frills arilines thriving. I dont see India should be any different. You are welcome to bury your head in the sand, that is your choise. Yes. LCC/ULCC is a proven concept. However that is not what I was questioning. What I specifically said was - Ther...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Troublesome companies
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Troublesome companies

Now, as far as Tata's investments in UK are concerned, consider all of them dead in water. UK itself doesn't have any huge market. When UK was part of EU, then it served as gateway to EU. That is the power they had. But now that they no longer are part of EU, the competitiveness is gone. Population...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Troublesome companies
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Troublesome companies

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=23015445#p23015445 At the risk of going off topic, this does not show government promotes anybody. Government of India ( and credit to ABV and MMS leadership too), has developed capabilities to rescue companies that don't do well. Satyam was a classic...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

And seems Spicejet on its last legs, anytime it can go out. Winter schedule they have pared almost 1/3rd of their offering - https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/spicejet-cuts-weekly-domestic-flights-by-31-for-winter-11635411338588.html https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/spicej...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

1. Most Indians dont expect a hot meal in plane. Indigo's concept of no free meals has been well received. They want reliable and high frequency connections There is a large market for Low Cost. And there is a smaller, but still large market for Full Service Carriers. You cant say with certainty th...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11818

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

Perhaps it’s time to rethink the mask rule. It is bringing about violence incidents against my fellow crewmembers. Put a vaccine rule in place and end the mask mandate and hopefully people will be a little less on edge while flying Masks are required as even vaccinated people can contract the virus...

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by subramak1
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11818

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

These air rage incidents are getting out of control. The FAA and FBI need to get tough on these clowns. She was punched twice over the passenger not wearing his masks and her nose was broken and she was taken to the hospital. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10139751/American-Airlines-passe...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Even though simple hot meals in economy should not be a problem, but it is for most carriers including AI. It is very difficult to be consistent. Better to keep it simple. Simple hot meals in economy are not a problem. Indian Airlines did it for years. Jet Airways took it to a new level and Kingfis...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 53
Views: 9112

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

I wonder what changed to make the Rafale pick up steam? It's seen International sales trickle in mainly from the 2010s onward as far as I can make out from a cursory wikipedia read through. Hello, There are several standard of Rafale (F1 in 2001, F2 in 2006, F3 in 2012, F3-R in 2018 and F4 in 2023)...

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Even though simple hot meals in economy should not be a problem, but it is for most carriers including AI. It is very difficult to be consistent. Better to keep it simple. A snack + free beverage (juices/coffee/tea/water) and buy on board. The competition is tough, and with Akasa another ULCC comin...

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26513

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

For now, it stays in Govt hands. Alliance is not part of the Tata deal. For a number of reasons, Alliance cannot be sold. . That's exactly what some of the enlightened ones on this forum were saying about Air India some months ago. That it won't be sold, it won't have takers, too much debt, it will...

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90829

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Imo, Forkner becomes the fall guy for Boeing. Not sure I agree with charging him criminally. Forkner committed a serious crime. However, the CEO committed more serious crimes while arguing against grounding the fleet. He shouldn’t walk free again. It’s important these guys understand that being a p...

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 26107

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

Good luck with this project, if they can turn it around perhaps we should point them towards Alitalia. :duck: This may be a personal project for Mr. Tata. However, Air India's staff strength will drop by over 30% in the next 5 years due to retirements. Tata's can make it a success if they put focus...

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by subramak1
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 11036

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

If you object to vaccination then get immune the old fashioned way; infect yourself with the live virus. Are you willing to (not) die for your beliefs? That has three risks 1. The person infected could die 2. The person will infect many others 3. The protection from infection itself is shortlived S...

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by subramak1
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 11145

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

I know United has a monster hub up the road at SFO, but San Jose is actually the bigger city and the gateway to Silicon Valley. The Airport would need some development, but it has a CBP operation and appears to be able to handle a bump in its current traffic.. It is obviously one of the most afflue...

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by subramak1
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 13299

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/india-looks-to-cut-flying-rights-of-uae-by-a-third/articleshow/85783322.cms Not sure if GoI can achieve this but the carriers of UAE, QR and LH may have to accept some cuts on the 6th freedom rights. The aviation minis...

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by subramak1
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9929

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

The issues at Boeing reflect the situation in the US economy at large. For decades now corporate boards, influenced by the likes of the Kinsey Institute, have gutted middle management, relentlessly "cut costs", and lived by the mantra that a business makes money, not products. As others h...

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by subramak1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 9345

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

By 2000, there were like 6 non stop flights between India and UK. I wonder why anyone would have travelled in these multi stop flights

Subramanian

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by subramak1
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 31523

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

One of the most disingenuous pieces of advertising is the “no change fee” silliness. If you travel regularly on a legacy carrier you probably have free same day changes anyway. And they don’t charge a change fee -just the increase in price on a same day ticket. It’s an abomination. How is it dising...

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by subramak1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying in India as the second wave subsides, Vistara DEL-BOM-DEL
Replies: 5
Views: 4820

Re: Flying in India as the second wave subsides, Vistara DEL-BOM-DEL

In nearly 35 years of flying into and out of Mumbai, I have never not been in a queue. This must be something

Subramanian

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by subramak1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 31523

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Even while travelling on cororate dime I preferred Southwest for few reasons 1. They offer more frequency on routes i travelled 2. Most of the routes I travelled where less 2.5 hrs where upgrades to first class did not make sense 3. Flexibility to change flights up until 10 minutes before flight was...

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by subramak1
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 19307

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

The thing about Istanbul, which makes it a bit different to Dubai and other Gulf airports, is that it lies about 4 hours closer to Europe. In fact, it is right on the edge of the Balkans which means that it can offer connections not just to India and Africa etc but also to the Balkans, Eastern Euro...

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by subramak1
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 19307

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Denver could do with another connection to cater to its Middle Eastern and South Asian population. However connections to India will be limited due to political issues between Turkey and India. Indian government is not going to do any favors to Turkey by allowing additional frequencies or destinatio...

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by subramak1
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 69261

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The timeline is way too aggressive. 2025 for rollout, 2026 for first flight and 2029 for carrying passengers. I mean, Concorde did it in 7yrs, and that was with blueprints and slide-rules. Who's to say modern advances can't shorten that a good bit? Heck, I'm far more worried about the legislative p...

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 6691

Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

It is impressive how Iranian engineers manage to keep these planes active.

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by subramak1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3309
Views: 516409

Re: Southwest in COS

What else could they add from COS ? COS could easily be a 40 to 50 daily flights City. Because as WN grows DEN more it will get that unfortunate stigma for the southern Co travels who don't want to be bothered by the Drive and Crowded DEN experience. COS will definitely drawl and cater to the Anti ...

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by subramak1
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s oldest passenger 737-300 in operation turns 35
Replies: 31
Views: 12094

Re: World’s oldest passenger 737-300 in operation turns 35

I think, I was lucky to fly in Boeing 737 -200 ( Indian Airlines, all economy seating), 737-300 ( Southwest), 737-400 ( Air Sahara, Jet Airways), 737-500 (Southwest), 737-700,800 ( Jet Aiways, Southwest & American ), 737-900 (United , Delta). No experience with Max yet, but I think it will happe...

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by subramak1
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 471
Views: 66984

Re: How has Qatar Airways been so dominant in Nepal and why haven't other hub airlines been able to do the same?

Antarius wrote:
Air India flies several flights a day. CX/KA had a daily a333 as well.


air India flights to Nepal cater heavily to India Nepal traffic. Nepal has many hindu shrines that are a must visit for many Indians.

Subramanian

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FAA chief vows 'zero tolerance' approach to disruptive passengers, warns of possible jail time
Replies: 33
Views: 4752

Re: FAA chief vows 'zero tolerance' approach to disruptive passengers, warns of possible jail time

To me it goes without saying that if any passenger(s) FOR ANY REASON forces a disturbance, particularly to the point that the plane either diverts or has the police waiting upon arrival should be subject to arrest, jail pending bail and a trial (or more likely a plea agreement). Period. Why this ha...

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 31357

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Yes, quite a large percentage of the SEA/DXB traffic on EK was people flying onwards to India. Not sure there's enough to support two of the ME3 flying to SEA. I wonder if EK ever starts up again. I'd also add on the advent of TK's service to YVR which is expected to launch sometime in 2021. This w...

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by subramak1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 31357

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Yes, quite a large percentage of the SEA/DXB traffic on EK was people flying onwards to India. Not sure there's enough to support two of the ME3 flying to SEA. I wonder if EK ever starts up again. So did CX, BA and LH. So yes, Qatar adding 4 days a week is not going to disrupt EK's service Subraman...

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