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by sibibom
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 13336

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

Huge news for Indians traveling to Israel, especially religious tourists from southern India, thats 100s if not 1000s daily once things return back to normal.

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6517

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

And where would they fly the 2x or 3x B787s? DXB was a slot restricted airport and slots except in the dead middle of night were unavailable for a while. Yes EK could have ordered and flown B 787s or A350s but the airline would have been carrying half the number of passengers it did until covid19. A...

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.

Sounds suicidal. However, leases might be cheap and they can squat on valuable slots....

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by sibibom
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2867

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Whether you agree or not, EK are known for their luxury offering (bar onboard, shower, First with sliding doors, etc.) which are things that a MAX wouldn't be able to offer. Well over half their fleet doesn't have bar, shower and a business class that is 7 across! Is that really luxury? FZ business...

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by sibibom
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4191

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Emirates will be a very different airline if it survives this crisis. They have only of 2 biggest commercial planes in service right now....Dubai doesn't have capability to bail the airline unlike other countries. A380 is dead as a dodo. B777Ws with social distancing normals will also bleed money (n...

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by sibibom
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order
Replies: 57
Views: 9933

Re: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order

There are no winners here. Airlines are desperate cos well....the world and airline industry is on a brink. Boeing was desperate since March 2019 and it will only get worst before things improve. Is it worth it for Boeing to fight this? Wouldn't such actions piss off lessors and airlines whom they h...

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by sibibom
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Re: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?

Well common man in India will not fly a non-western aircraft, let alone a Russian/Ukrainian one, especially when our Russian made fighter jets keeps falling off the skies on a monthly if not weekly basis(thankfully that phase seems to be ending soonish). Even Embraer despite quite a decent and relia...

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by sibibom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15378

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

First of all, where does NZ operate their 777's to ? Mainly Asia, especially China ? If so, they may be saying they don't expect or don't want tourists from China or anywhere near it for the foreseeable future. The 77E/77W fleet current were mainly used for: LAX, SFO, YVR, IAH, LHR (ends OCT20), EZ...

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by sibibom
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15378

Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

Air New Zealand has outlined its plans to remove around 1,000 workers from its team in a bid to cut costs. The airline announced today that all of its Boeing 777 cabin crew would lose their jobs, along with a large portion of the Dreamliner team. This is to tackle what the airline is calling a ‘surp...

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by sibibom
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYhfG0k5fh0


The Business Class is the same as SQ's regional business class on B787-10
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fiestyemus wrote:
Vistara's 787 interiors revealed- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYhfG0k5fh0


The Business Class is the same as SQ's regional business class on B787-10

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by sibibom
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29731

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

terrible time to launch long haul flying at the moment. I am sure they will be using this aircraft on DEL-BOM-BLR milk run until the global situation improves. Multiple airlines may shut shop worldwide cos the "almost" pandemic. Wonder which ones in India may not make it. I suspect 1 or 2 ...

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by sibibom
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95816

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

IN light of the Corona virus drama playing out in China, I can see a scenario where the Chinese defer all their undelivered Max's for quite some time, maybe even moving to the back of the line and have their frames be the last ones delivered out of the stored inventory. I can bet a million on Coron...

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by sibibom
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation — 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 5443

Re: Chinese Aviation — 2020

If this continues for months (a month seems almost certain at this point), I suspect a weaker Airline like Hainan with liquidity crisis may fold.

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by sibibom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16503

Re: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.

With the economy stalling (mostly self-inflicted) the government NEEDS big-budget reforms and privatization is a major part of it. They will do everything to get rid of Air India. If anyone has followed what's happening with MNTL/BSNL(state-owned telecom companies) will know they will go the distanc...

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates
Replies: 32
Views: 6412

Re: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates

What are Vistara's ambitions? They want to be the premier Indian airline (note not no.1 in market share). However the road to that is difficult, they seem to realize most of their plans are not exactly panning out. They are losing money, but having 2 big pocket promoters should help them survive fo...

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates
Replies: 32
Views: 6412

Re: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates

4 B787-9 to fight 250 odd B777 and A380? Strange match up if you ask me...

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by sibibom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 333
Views: 97932

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Where are all the B777-300ERs especially the ones with First going?

When is Cathay due to get B777X, any more soft demand, especially in higher classes, and I wouldn't surprised if Cathay moved the deliveries further down the line.

How many more A350s are due? They may delay those too if they could.

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14916

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

You're correct. My implication was that EY fares would be higher than AI fares.... but given a choice between AI product and EY product for the same or lower fare, and not all EY flights are full, why does AI have pax? Schedule? Loyalty program? Cos there are many who dislike stopping in Abu Dhabi,...

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14916

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

Air India is a basket case, Etihad's track record of turning around distressed airlines is abysmal. You would think it is a foregone conclusion. But then there is Indigo (who have mostly been a professionally run airline so far), and the fact that Air India has an okayish fleet (Widebody are newish...

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14916

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

Air India is a basket case, Etihad's track record of turning around distressed airlines is abysmal. You would think it is a foregone conclusion. But then there is Indigo (who have mostly been a professionally run airline so far), and the fact that Air India has an okayish fleet (Widebody are newish ...

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by sibibom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17649

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

US warns air carriers to avoid Pakistan airspace, cites threat by militants The US commercial and state carriers are "advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Pakistan due to extremist or militant activities" in the country. Source...

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by sibibom
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 212
Views: 67672

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

If Africa witnesses the quantum leap in the economic growth as it is expected to in the next couple of decades, and the rest of the world holds steady, I can foresee 1000 A320s(or its replacement) coming out every year in the next decade. Insane, isn't it?

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by sibibom
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 17971

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Passenger asked to operate IndiGo flight as visibility drops .. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/cat-iii-trained-captain-flying-as-passenger-asked-to-operate-indigo-flight-as-visibility-drops-at-igi-airport/articleshow/72313106.cms errr.....CAT III-trained captain flying ...

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by sibibom
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE
Replies: 29
Views: 6354

Re: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE

Spice Jet will transfer 5 B737MAX to the new airline. So they are not planning to start flying any time soon. I don´t think they MAX will be flying again mid December. I though that the bilateral agreement between India and the UAE was 100% full nobody could add any new seat in the market, how can ...

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

But when a small airline tries to fill big shoes, guess what happens?

Proportional could also mean equally distributing amongst all airlines and give slots back incase the said airline isn't interested (aka Air India)

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Well, they were hyper-aggressive grabbing Jet's slots, getting any random plane available.

I stand by the fact that slot should have gone proportionally , now you have created another problem with the winner(or in this case mera Bhakt mahaan) grabs all slot distribution.

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

IndiGo intends to fly the A330-300 to Manchester in summer 2020 source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/11/27/indigo-intends-to-fly-the-a330-300-to-manchester-in-summer-2020/ Hard to believe until we see a A330 in 6E livery.. although waiting for long They aren't buying, they have decided to lease...

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

What's still puzzling to me is that while there are three 787s ready to be delivered by Boeing, Vistara is only taking them in Feb/March, which, by the way, is per their original delivery schedule. Which is kind of bizarre since they advanced the plane buid-up schedule and took Hainan Airlines prod...

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://networkthoughts.com/2019/11/27/ ... mmer-2020/
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IndiGo intends to fly the A330-300 to Manchester in summer 2020

source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/11/27/ ... mmer-2020/

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by sibibom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

unrave wrote:
That's a discount of 57%. Seems like a good deal indeed.


Technically it was $120million list price when launched. I have heard $91 million as the price paid in general then. However, the price given in parliament may include, engines, interiors etc....

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by sibibom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense. When Air India ordered B787 in January 2006, their need was very very pressing, they had an ageing fleet of B747s-A310s that needed urgent replacement, they couldn't hav...

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by sibibom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense. When Air India ordered B787 in January 2006, their need was very very pressing, they had an ageing fleet of B747s-A310s that needed urgent replacement, they couldn't hav...

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by sibibom
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61251

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

I wouldn't be surprised if B777-8 may be dropped for B787s

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by sibibom
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45488

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

mjoelnir wrote:
Let us now see, 43 net orders for the 787 so far this year and 57 net orders for the A330neo so far this year. I would still talk about the A330neo having a good year.


22 vs 57 net orders now, EY seems to have dropped 21 B787s

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by sibibom
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54262

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

120 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft for Air Arabia

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by sibibom
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45488

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

ITS THE SAME THING that article is states the same as the others 14 orders 6 options another example Delta ordered 37 2 of those are from a leasing company, still means Delta ordered 37 A339's. No it doesn't, you are implying that Virgin Atlantic ordered 14 new A330neos with Airbus directly, when I...

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by sibibom
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I noticed that British Airways is upgrading two of its Mumbai flights to B747 for the summer of 2020. The question is why isn't Air India increasing capacity by also using its B 747 on the same route? While an upguage in capacity, the hard product is not what AI would want to put on BOM-LHR. It is ...

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by sibibom
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136874

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

415 new firm gross orders for Airbus in October 87 A320neo and 213 A321neo (both A321neo and A321XLR) IndiGo 30 A321XLR for AirAsia Malaysia 20 A321XLR for Wizzair 12 A321XLR for JetSmart 2 A321XLR for an unidentified customer 1 13 A321XLR and 12 A330-900 for unidentified customer 2 11 A321neo for ...

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by sibibom
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5806

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

Codeshare on 3 routes? Geez it's not even worth the 5star ballroom they hired for this announcement

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by sibibom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Some breaking news...is this some mega partnership?? QR and 6E to make a strategic announcement on 7 Nov. Let the speculation begin... https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/indigo-qatar-airways-to-make-strategic-announcement-on-november-7/articleshow/71918282.cms?UTM_Source=Googl...

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by sibibom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5806

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

A stake sale I suspect, codeshare would be anti-climatic!

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by sibibom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the worst weather
Replies: 14
Views: 1277

Re: Airports with the worst weather

Pakyong Airport PYG Between rains, wind and low visibility coupled with lack of instrument landing facilities services can happen only half the days of the year at best. https://www.maccaferri.com/in/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Sikkim-airport-reinforced-structures.jpg https://images.yourstory.com/cs/...

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by sibibom
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25687

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Shares of grounded Jet Airways inexplicably soar by 50% If you had invested Rs 10 lakh yesterday it would be Rs 15 lakh today. https://www.livemint.com/market/stock-market-news/grounded-jet-airways-stock-inexplicably-soars-by-50-11572504202532.html It went up 5% yesterday, not 50% in one day. It ha...

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by sibibom
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17704

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

I think we will see new A320neo coming of the lines the next 20 years at least. Compared to the 737MAX the A320neo is an ultra modern frame. There is absolutely no need for Airbus doing a move, before Boeing is doing a new frame. New frames coming off the lines today are significantly changed from ...

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by sibibom
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42062

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Indigo's pitch on the NEOs is actually not bad. I found it decent compared to their CEOs which was terrible. However, they use a slimline seat to make it possible, which again when sat on for 6+ hours is really hard on your backside. They already have 7 A321, yet haven't bothered with ovens, I wish ...

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by sibibom
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17704

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

With 6000 birds yet to be delivered (and growing) I don't think Airbus needs to do anything (other than incremental improvements) until Boeing plays its card. Even if Boeing brings a new narrow-body it will be 8-10 years before mass production. Depending on what Boeing brings (will be just CFRP win...

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by sibibom
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17704

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

With 6000 birds yet to be delivered (and growing) I don't think Airbus needs to do anything (other than incremental improvements) until Boeing plays its card. Even if Boeing brings a new narrow-body it will be 8-10 years before mass production. Depending on what Boeing brings (will be just CFRP wing...

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by sibibom
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42062

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Note that 6E has an unspecified number of A321XLRs on order, as per the Airbus release, which should start the LHR/CDG rumour-mongering again. But it is unwise for 6E to use their existing product beyond destinations like GYD and TBS. Already passengers on the DEL–IST leg are complaining on being s...

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by sibibom
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3789

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

Not to mention flying Indigo for 5+ hours is torture. Rather better to connect with a decent airline. American LCCs fly 100s of transcon flights (5 hrs+) daily. I don't see why Indians won't fly similar distances in an LCC. But American LCCs are much cheaper than legacies. Indigo isn't, especially ...

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