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by vadodara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71542

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

This is what passes for "bullish" and "big" at AS? This was at best a timid response to B6's LAX growth and TCON expansion out of Newark. It actually sounds like they got a courtesy heads up from AA about the B6 codeshare and threw something together to get out there as a compet...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71542

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

While VX had never served AUS nonstop from LAX, VX adding LAX-AUS nonstop service might have happened if VX were still around and the AS-VX merger hadn't taken place. AS adding LAX-AUS nonstop service might still be a possibility with AS's FF base in Greater Los Angeles, the AS-AA partnership, AA's...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 51106

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

AA has done a very job of route planning/expansion outside of DFW. Vasu Raja is finally turning this around, albeit with a weak hand. Given AA's weak financial condition, he did not have much of a choice but to leverage AS/B6 on West Coast/NE respectively to compete DL. DL used the same logic on int...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71542

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Seems like AS has figured out how to grow these markets profitably. a) extend the network to Pacific NW b) pick transcon's to leisure/seasonal markets Not a bad strategy; it allows its presence to grow in S Cal and probably offers a future launch pad to other destinations such as RDU, AUS and perhap...

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by vadodara
Sun May 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4189

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Aviation for this part of the world is critical. No train or car alternatives. What do you expect ? Air India to take over the air traffic ? To India, quiet possibly. If not Air India, some airline running a point 2 point service. The biggest risk is to see the Dubai economy collapsing. But as ever...

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by vadodara
Thu May 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6782

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

By the time Vande BJP Mission is done, it will reveal true popular O&D routes, these routes are based on actual requests, not network planners imagination. I take it that this was not meant to be a complement to the ruling party. However it appears that you seem to be in agreement with their po...

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by vadodara
Mon May 11, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6782

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Continuing from the previous thread. What you are suggesting here seems to be a network driven by NB's. Really no different than IndiGo. The question becomes, at what point someone will be willing to pay a premium for Vistara. Yes NBs all. What I was suggesting in the previous thread was: Delhi – S...

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by vadodara
Wed May 06, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6782

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Vistara S20 International operations as of 03MAY20 Planned operation listed below remains subject to change. Delhi – Colombo eff 01JUN20 6 weekly Delhi – Kathmandu eff 18MAY20 1 daily Delhi – Singapore eff 18MAY20 4 weekly (1 daily from 01JUN20) Mumbai – Colombo eff 01JUN20 6 weekly Mumbai – Dubai ...

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by vadodara
Tue May 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6782

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I'm not Indian but I find the obsession with partisan politics in India perplexing. The economy is expected to grow and the pandemic has hit far less compared with the West. The mood going around East Asia is that the West will be far harder hit due to their poor handling of the pandemic response. ...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

For e.g., in May UA has cut all India service and by the tone of Oscar's letter, it seems June also will be the same. I think they (UK) might be able to deploy the Dreamliner for 1 x LON (I don't think VS is coming back as strongly and given their financial position they might lease them a LHR slot...

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by vadodara
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Ferrying connecting passengers from BOM would offer very marginal upside since most of the destinations probably already have connectivity to ME3 or SQ. Only 11 of 30 domestic destinations currently served by UK from DEL have "connectivity" to ME3 or SQ. ................. However, the big...

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by vadodara
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Ferrying connecting passengers from BOM would offer very marginal upside since most of the destinations probably already have connectivity to ME3 or SQ.

Why add a 4 hr stop for another 45’ to 90’ leg.

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

:checkmark: That again brings up the question of whether the govt. , with their now judicious use of their financial reserves, would want help Air-India or SpiceJet . (?) During this lockdown and downtime, AI would be burning through far more cash on a per day basis compared to Spice. I hope the go...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

A Wamos Air A332 is on its way from Bali to Madrin with total flight time of about 15 Hours which leads me to believe a 332 can very easily be used by an airline between Toronto and Delhi...Aah but then All of it is only possible when the Chinese Virus is gone. The weight of the a/c is a key factor...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I don’t subscribe to cynicism. This is not to say that politics and corruption can be separated. Having said that, list of well run carriers seeking bailouts is quiet long: SQ LH DL Even Southwest is falling under this camp. Having said that, SpiceJet is a small fry in this. One week of a mismanaged...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

trinidadeG wrote:

HDFC might simply be betting on the horse that currently is the government's favourite.

Sadly, favouritism didn't die with the Congress rule, as some would want the world to believe.


Perhaps but HDFC would have bought Air India if it were freely traded!

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Also, a reasonable conclusion. If Warren Buffet buys shares of American, Delta and United in open market, dtw will credit Narendra Modi for that as well. BTW, this is how Warren Buffet makes his purchases. July applying Occam's razor principle. When a hen goes missing in an Indian village, usually ...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

HDFC must know something that we don't... A bailout package coming out I need to buy SpiceJet shares... Maybe they got a call from PMO. That is the only plausible reason to depart from their longstanding conservative approach because they don't have a choice to say NO. Like I said a couple of weeks...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245377

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

For too long, AA had ignored the growth areas and hunkered down to its hubs. At some point, AA had to approach AS with a weak hand. Might be optimum for AA to let AS pick-up at LAX. AS already has strong LAX to Pacific Northwest; also has decent intra-CA. AS probably was hemmed at LAX by gates/slots...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

When looking at the aerial pics of BOM, it's always sad to see the "broken" (half-built) pier of T2. If built fully to completion, would have looked lovely, just like in the master plan, and would have served its purpose better. But thanks to the corrupt Maharashtra politicians (Shiv Sena...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245377

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

This has been questioned for ever back to the days of America West.

If anything, PHX has a significantly more O/D traffic. Even if they just run as a rolling hub, there will be opportunities for connecting traffic.

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by vadodara
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

want Vistara to be a world class airline or at least come close to Jet, in its heyday. But, it won't with its current geniuses in its fleet planning and route scheduling department You might want to get educated about the recent history of airlines like EK or SQ as to how they started. Buying 3 LHR...

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by vadodara
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Seems like IndiGo is the only one that will survive the Chinese Virus as per bloomberg Id also add AI to the list being GOI Sweetheart ofcorse ! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-26/the-airlines-most-in-danger-as-virus-inflicts-252-billion-blow With all the business that will require ...

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by vadodara
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-india-heathrow-slot-lease/ It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end. Vistara is presumably trying t...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2540

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

What will be the lasting effects of the worldwide pandemic on the aviation industry? .... I'm interested in hearing what peoples' thoughts are on the aviation industry a year from now, five years from now, etc.. Airlines that survive this are bound to be different, but what, if anything, will chang...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India shuts down aviation completely
Replies: 45
Views: 12782

Re: India shuts down aviation completely

You do realize that this virus is not going away and it's not gonna pass over India forever India can't lock down each time this happens Now I'm not against the lockdown (I'm for it for other reasons) but the economy is the largest factor you gotta consider second to health. This is a one-time thin...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India shuts down aviation completely
Replies: 45
Views: 12782

Re: India shuts down aviation completely

Finally, a country actually reacting to the crisis instead of using the BS "but the economy" excuse that some in the western world are still using. Funny thing is that when you shut down the country and eliminate the virus, you can get your economy back up to normal much faster. People in...

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by vadodara
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Yes, you make a good point. But, as is the case worldwide, the corrupt people will create a new "system within the system" in no time. The only way out of this situation, IMHO, would be greater transparency. If airlines are forced to release full-page advertisements containing their curre...

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by vadodara
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I suppose the highest level of toeing the government line, for any airline, would be to order a fleet of NAL-Saras aircraft and use it for UDAN flights. Now that, would be one heck of an idea, because every government would love the good publicity for the Saras program & the UDAN program. ;) Wh...

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

[ But then, part of the reason that EK (And other gulf carriers) has so much Indian connecting traffic to India from Americas and Europe is because it flies to a lot of these smaller cities that were not previously accessible via one stop options. Big cities like BLR, BOM, DEL were always accessibl...

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Sure but precisely my point. Why cap EK flights? Publish a negative list of airports and open the rest up. You know, this is all based on an assumption that IF these caps are removed by the government, then Emirates (and other hallowed foreign carriers) will start flying to ALL eligible Indian airp...

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

PNQ as big as it is does not have the international traffic of many smaller South Indian cities. Except for DXB, there is not much ME3 or even SE Asia O & D traffic to/from PNQ. Don't know why it is, may because of the leakage of some traffic to BOM. PNQ had a flight SIN many years ago, but was...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

PNQ as big as it is does not have the international traffic of many smaller South Indian cities. Except for DXB, there is not much ME3 or even SE Asia O & D traffic to/from PNQ. Don't know why it is, may because of the leakage of some traffic to BOM. PNQ had a flight SIN many years ago, but was...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

[ Much smaller cities like TRZ, IXM, IXE and CNN have plenty of international flights simply because they are South Indian, even though they are far removed from the state capitals of MAA, BLR and TRV. Indeed, as I have mentioned, IXC and GOI despite being civil enclaves (part-military) get lots of...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Masala is Masala, whichever way you look at it. Right now, VT-TSD has taken off from DEL, flying south on what i suspect is their DGCA-mandated "proving flight". This is after 10 days of 'baking' :) These “proving” flights are a jaunt for civil aviation authorities to try out the flat bed...

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by vadodara
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't mislead people, it wasn't 'emotional way of judging land prices' you have ready reckoner rates prescribed by GOI. For( I believe you expressed opinion regarding a specific airport to which I pointed out some specific facts. Why bring ‘ghost’ airports in this discussion? Those have more to do ...

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by vadodara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I am only sharing what was agreed by the Govt. and then backed out. When the talks had started, they had said we would pay market rates and have one person employed in Indian Railways (could have been cleaner, people in maintainance, driver, signal men etc. the list is endless especially in Indian ...

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by vadodara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12475

Re: CVG Airline Announcement 3/6

In Alaska’s news announcement, they say “Seattle is also a gateway to Asia with nonstop flights on our Global Partners to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore”. Less love for Seoul & Korean Air? :-P What about their new partner to India :scratchchin: Their new partner needs to offer a E Coast strateg...

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by vadodara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

This is why I drive to BOM directly from my hospital in Pune (a 2.5-3 hr trip), park at T2, fly to DEL/MAA, return to BOM next day, pay approx 1500-2000 Rs in T2 parking, fill petrol at Khalapur toll, return home and end up spending much less time on the trip (and only marginally more money) than I...

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

edealinfo wrote:
vadodara wrote:

DL is starting out of MIA but guess what they have a LATAM partnership.

And what partnership does DL have out of BOM?


How many other exceptions have you been able to find?

How long has the JFK-BOM service been operational? 30 yrs?

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

For life of me I can’t understand why a 2nd parallel runway can’t be built. Perhaps because its basically a major Air Force Station and they want the civilian traffic to have their own seperate facilities. And getting so much land is a huge project in itself. IXC and GAO also need to move from thei...

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

For life of me I can’t understand why a 2nd parallel runway can’t be built. Perhaps because its basically a major Air Force Station and they want the civilian traffic to have their own seperate facilities. And getting so much land is a huge project in itself. IXC and GAO also need to move from thei...

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

>>>>>>>>Any long haul flight not ending at a SkyTeam partner hub ain’t happening unless it is from Atlanta. If this is the case, how come JFK to BOM with Delta happened?[/quote] You can go on your rant but please find how many such exceptions you can find. DL is starting out of MIA but guess what t...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

This is true as well as the fact that was mentioned in last month's thread as well. The fact is both PNQ and BOM are slot-constrained with PNQ being more. I have talked to numerous drivers who just do the PNQ - BOM and vice-versa and most of them have said that 80% of the time it's the westerners w...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Of the 2 new American Airlines long haul routes from Seattle- to BLR and London. Delta fights back by adding a non stop of its own to LHR. Will BLR be next? https://simpleflying.com/delta-takes-aim-at-american-with-seattle-london-announcement/ DL probably has some spare capacity; having said that, ...

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by vadodara
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

...With Subramanium Swanmee breathing down their necks.. I think he already ruined Tata's chance. Any Tata-owned airline will have a tough time getting the US Department of Treasury clearance to start or continue US ops. Of course, GoI may pull out all the stops. Do some offline research, google &q...

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by vadodara
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37520

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Looks like NRT is headed to be the LCC hub. If so what would make Vistara fly there?

If anything this might be Air Asia turf but for such a long route it is doubtful the LCC model would work.

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by vadodara
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29731

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I think even PNQ would be a great candidate. They used to have the Privat Air flight for a long time which was discontinued. I'm pretty certain that the first instance LH gets a plane capable of flying to PNQ, it will be launched. Their PrivatAir flight was very popular and would not have been with...

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by vadodara
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7596

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

With AA partnership, there will already be a suite of flights to AA E Coast hubs. This is the extent of American’s presence at PDX: https://i.postimg.cc/bvM9BsjZ/C3-C5-DD17-6-DBF-4-E85-8374-56-D7-ED312-D3-C.gif 1 daily to CLT 1 daily to PHL, June—October Probably expect to see MIA roll in. Perhaps ...

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by vadodara
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13317

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

[ Weekly ASMs for fun Summer 2017: VX - 86,174,974 AS - 19,571,913 Total - 105,746,887 Summer 2020: AS - 93,950,778 ~11.2% drop in ASMs....nearly in line with capacity change Interesting; the A321’s have been redeployed. Mainline replaced by RJ’s. Yet only 10% drop. AS extremely profitable. Seems l...

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