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by Irehdna
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9296

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

Why is UA cancelling while AC is still flying? Flights (EWR-DEL vs YYZ-DEL) are similar in length... If you look at all DEL- North America flights none of them with the exception of AI's DEL-SFO at this point in time are operating as a nonstop, they all having to make tech stops. AC DEL-YYZ flight ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9296

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

BLR, MAA, HYD and AMD are perfectly capable of serving UA's needs in the case of an emergency in BOM!! I don't recall UA ever diverting to one of these airports if they couldn't land at BOM, they have an operation at DEL so they many times diverted to DEL due to severe weather and other reasons, ev...

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by Irehdna
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9296

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

I actually don't think BOM will last much longer, especially without DEL. Now BOM is at least 5-6 hrs from the nearest UA destination (SIN), may be risky in case of an emergency. (From personal experience BOM flights would sometimes reroute to DEL if there was an emergency at BOM.) Not to mention fo...

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by Irehdna
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2612

Re: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?

Any airport in India besides BOM/DEL.

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by Irehdna
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386024

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

My gut feeling says BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG will be next, especially the latter.

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by Irehdna
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29418

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

AI BOM-LHR AI131 is now scheduled on 77W. Presumably on the plane formerly used for BOM-JFK.

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by Irehdna
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29418

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Honestly if AI can make BOM-US nonstop I don't know what's stopping then from just shifting DEL-JFK/ORD to BOM-JFK/ORD. There should still be some O/D demand from BOM and now BOM is the best positioned Indian airport for Europe/Africa/NA. UA is going to have a lot of trouble on this route if AI is ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29418

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Looks like AI quietly cancelled the AI105 BOM-JFK service all together. Didn't fly today, no scheduled flights showing up later on. This flight is no longer in booking engine. I noticed that as well. Shocker from my pov. AI heard Delta might start so bam they start. The VFR crowd to BOM lives aroun...

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by Irehdna
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29418

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Looks like AI quietly cancelled the AI105 BOM-JFK service all together. Didn't fly today, no scheduled flights showing up later on. This flight is no longer in booking engine.

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by Irehdna
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Probably a sub, they flew the 787-10 on this route for a week a while back.

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by Irehdna
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29418

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I was curious if AI should swap in 77L to do DEL-JFK nonstop 10 weekly for the time being, as this is a more pemium route that should be able to be done nonstop both ways even with the Pakistan air closure. It would be about 17hrs flying time. AI could swap in daily 77W DEL-SFO-SHJ-DEL since the pla...

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by Irehdna
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19177

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till 4th March, with exceptions

Looks like AC BOM-YYZ made it nonstop! That must have been a hell of a long flight

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by Irehdna
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35988

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

All US India eastbound flights today seemed to make it all the way, including DEL ORD. What's interesting though is UA is claiming 77E can make the DEL EWR southern routing, don't know about that tbh... It seems VT-ALG is still stuck at SHJ, after AI 174 from SFO. It will probably move after crew g...

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by Irehdna
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35988

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

All US India eastbound flights today seemed to make it all the way, including DEL ORD. What's interesting though is UA is claiming 77E can make the DEL EWR southern routing, don't know about that tbh...

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by Irehdna
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35988

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Also it seems UA49/83 are cancelled. I thought BOM EWR could be routed west, over Iran though

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by Irehdna
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35988

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

According to AI all US flights will be routed via AMD.

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by Irehdna
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144076

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have a gut feeling it will be ATL-BOM on A359 starting May or June '19. Sample summer schedule: DL184 ATL 16:40 - 19:30+1 BOM A359 D DL185 BOM 22:00 - 05:10+1 ATL A359 D ATL-BOM is long, but not long enough to warrant a double-night flight like SFO-DEL AI184. Double night seems to be the way to g...

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by Irehdna
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW High Winds Today
Replies: 25
Views: 2998

Re: DFW High Winds Today

FWIW this cold front and strong winds will hit the US East Coast Monday. AFAIK the entire northeast has a wind watch/warning

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by Irehdna
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144076

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have a gut feeling it will be ATL-BOM on A359 starting May or June '19.

Sample summer schedule:

DL184 ATL 16:40 - 19:30+1 BOM A359 D
DL185 BOM 22:00 - 05:10+1 ATL A359 D

ATL-BOM is long, but not long enough to warrant a double-night flight like SFO-DEL AI184.

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by Irehdna
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132879

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Very surprised LAX, over ORD, will be maintaining the NRT flight (in addition to HND). AFAIK NH does ORD-HND already, so only OW would do ORD-NRT (assuming AA doesn't switch also).

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by Irehdna
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14145

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

AFAIK the longest 787-10 flight planned will be UA's EWR-TLV. I believe this is not until late March, however. IIRC the 77W currently on this route will move to TLV-SFO. Any plane's range is going to be significant higher if the cabin is only ~half full. At least TLV-EWR will be in the night so the ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12223

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM

It seems that BOM-EU may overall just be a tough market. It is telling that AF had to drop BOM-CDG and hand it over to Joon, while AF kept BLR. I would imagine after this cancellation BOM will not have a nonstop flight to Southern Europe. Maybe KLM starting 4x weekly AMS-BOM in late 2017 had someth...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 9712

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

I personally think AA MIA-CPT/JNB on B789 is more likely than UA to SA. FWIW BA comair operates several regional flights that can feed into AA at CPT or JNB. MIA is also likely geographically the best US city to connect to Africa.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12223

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM

Also surprised that ORD was dropped instead of SFO. Would think the former would have more demand and connections opportunity.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12223

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM

It seems that BOM-EU may overall just be a tough market. It is telling that AF had to drop BOM-CDG and hand it over to Joon, while AF kept BLR. I would imagine after this cancellation BOM will not have a nonstop flight to Southern Europe.

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by Irehdna
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144076

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

The only US India that would probably be the world's longest is IAH-MAA. That is not going to happen very soon... Could it be possible that DL is considering LAX-DEL? The route is unserved and should have more O/D (higher yields) to India than ATL. They could use 77L on route and provide needed comp...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35054

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

UA is switching EWR-TLV to 78J. If memory serves me correctly that is a bit longer then SFO-FRA/AMS. Does anyone know of any planned 78J routes longer than that?

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by Irehdna
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: Is UA flying the B777-300ER on the HKG-EWR-HKG run?

Not to mention the are routes that UA flies (like to PVG and India) which provide a MUCH better product than MU/AI. It's all relative. Plus Polaris and CX Business won't be that different in terms of quality.

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by Irehdna
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 19803

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Yeah this is interesting. Keep in mind though that I would associate LV with IAG as a whole, not just IB. IIRC BA has never owned/operated the A330. Personally, I think LV will end up choosing the 788. The A338 will force a slightly-lower 8-abreast configuration, while it would be easier to pack mor...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Apparently there is huge disaster at BOM regarding AI flights. Both NY and London flights delayed (no updates on take off time), and most domestic check in counters closed (per Twitter).

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by Irehdna
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71172

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

As for SFO-DEL, I think the following schedule would have worked a lot more nicely: UA105 SFO 0130 - 0600+1 DEL 789 D UA106 DEL 1100 - 1300 SFO 789 D The fact of the matter is that this flight will primarily be targeted for those ending/starting at DEL. Most who will transfer at DEL will take AI. Bo...

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by Irehdna
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

In terms of India I would expect UA to start ORD-BOM or SFO-BLR over SFO-DEL. It would be interesting to see them complete directly with 9x AI. What are the odds that AI will shift 183/184 to BLR-SFO, then? They just started BOM-JFK, so I guess a non-stop from a city other than DEL is a possibility ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71172

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

Was personally expecting ORD-TLV/BOM on 77E, SFO-BLR on 789, and EWR-ICN on 77E. How none of these routes are flown or planned, I don't know. UA and AI competing directly on a route would be interesting. "Historic" and SFO (after the speech started) wanted me to think SFO-BLR nonstop would...

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by Irehdna
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144076

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I personally think ATL-BOM would work well; not much competition from SE US to India. However, there was speculation that AI launched BOM JFK because it was inevitable at the time that DL was planning the same route, and the route connects 9W with DL hub. Keep in mind that AI lasted longer than DL a...

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by Irehdna
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

That's nothing but lie flat business class instead of angle flat in the 777s . Rest everything remains the same including 2-3-2 layout. The given aircraft VT ALX contains the same. Did AI refit all 77Ws and 77Ls with lie-flat J? No not all of them . Some of the 77Ws have been refitted . Don't know ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AFAIK all 77Ws are capable of higher MTOW, just need paperwork and payment to GE/Boeing. The only advantage with VT-ALX is clean cabins, which will be a short-term advantage before interiors get trashed by pax. Any idea what happened to the Maharaja Business Class which was announced with such fanf...

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by Irehdna
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AI really need to consider to extend this flight to AMD, to fill BOM-AMD capacity and since there is a big GJ population in the NY area. Are they so lazy that they need the same WB to fly them to their final local destination? How difficult is it to walk to another plane in the same terminal. I see...

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by Irehdna
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Why not daily 77L since it won't be weight restricted and a business population may prefer the daily services by UA (across the river) and numerous other 1-stop options? FWIW AI is using the high MTOW 77W (777-333), for BOM-JFK. Today's flight was on VT-ALX and it seems that the airline has assigne...

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by Irehdna
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-HKG finally going 77W, and 78J announcements EWR
Replies: 14
Views: 6137

UA EWR-HKG finally going 77W, and 78J announcements EWR

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-30nov18/
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UA just posted its SP19 schedule changes. EWR-HKG will go 77W, and BCN, BRU, CDG, FRA, and surprisingly TLV will be operated on 78J.

TLV-EWR is quite long for 78J, am I right?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-30nov18/

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by Irehdna
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

DEL-SFO now officially 77W, per the booking engines, until at least late January. Very possible that AI is retiring 77L ATM.

I personally like the AI 77L's a lot, looked a lot more beautiful in AI livery than 77W. Sad to see them go...

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by Irehdna
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34767

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Either AK or CZ, most likely AK since CX has yet to leave OW.

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by Irehdna
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 15299

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

Interesting DY trying MAD-LAX. Is this only seasonal or will it be year round?

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by Irehdna
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5765

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

AI flies around the world DEL-SFO-DEL.

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
binayak wrote:
Just heard that AC will be cancelling YYZ BOM route during summer 2019 .
Any idea why they're doing so? Is the route going to be seasonal or permanent cancellation?

It will now be YYZ Vadodara direct flight.


Or daily YVR-DEL

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by Irehdna
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 10738

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

IMO the 3 big missing routes are JFK/ORD-BOM, and SFO-BLR. DL operates from JFK, UA from ORD/SFO.

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by Irehdna
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Another (now minor) incident on AI New York flight: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-flight-suffers-hydraulic-leak-before-landing-at-new-yorks-jfk-airport/articleshow/66155368.cms Interesting too is that there were only 176 passengers on this...

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by Irehdna
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AI closing LHR-EWR bookings: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280858/air-india-closes-london-newark-reservation-from-mid-nov-2018/ New Jersey to Gujarat is too large and loyal of a market to ignore IMO. Additionally, I am not so sure they can maintain AMD-LHR without EWR. What are ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK

I suppose BLR is to help bolster AI's LHR scissor hub between India and EWR. Wouldn't be surprised if they make EWR daily soon.

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

fiestyemus wrote:
A few major new routes from AI, including those previously announced along with new ones, are now confirmed. These include BOM-FRA, BOM-JFK, BLR-LHR, BLR-BKK, and CCU-BKK.


On the AI website BOM-FRA seems bookable now, none of the others are though. Hopefully the others will come online soon.

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by Irehdna
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11948

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

cedarjet wrote:
I guess longest scheduled 747-400 was SYD DFW (which was weight-restricted, and only nonstop in one direction)?


I think that was a 74E route. The regular 744 never did SYD-DFW. However, a 744 VH-OJA pulled of LHR-SYD nonstop for a VIP flight.

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