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by TheFlyingSamosa
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite ME3 airport and airline
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Favourite ME3 airport and airline

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
I haven't flown ME3, but I want opinions.

DOH, AUH, or DXB?
Also: EK, EY, or QR?

Personally, my ranking would be-
1. DOH
2. DXB
3. AUH
Airlines
1. Emirates
2. Etihad
2. Qatar (Too good for 3)
3. Kuwait Airways. Not bad either, especially the new 777-300ER

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Akbar Al Baker(Qatar Airways CEO) confirms talks with Bombardier for C-Series for its new Indian JV airline. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/876792958753886208 OMG, I am ready to leave loyalty to any airline if the CS100 or CS300 comes to India. By far my favorite single aisle jetliner. It h...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 18418

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Booked and Completed - 9/3/17: UK 994 BOM - DEL - A320 17/3/17: UK 933 DEL - BOM - A320 Booked - 10/9/17: 9W 407 BOM - COK - B738 18/9/17: 9W 406 COK - BOM - B738 15/12/17: AI 348 BOM - DEL - B788 19/12/17: 9W 362 DEL - BOM - A333 Future (To be booked) - 18/10/17: SQ 421 BOM - SIN - A359 18/10/17: S...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

Alitalia to return to the Indian market with FCO - DEL nonstop. Newly configured A330. On questioned "Why not Mumbai?" - Spokesperson said, Delhi is more profitable and popular. Someone has to use the remaining slots at BOM. Glad that KLM is returning to Mumbai.

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

Air India to resume DEL - LAX nonstop in winter 2017. Date not yet disclosed. They also plan to add Bollywood - Hollywood BOM - LAX nonstop from mid 2018. Rumored that Air India might use the remaining 4 787s on order for this ultra long haul service in an Ultra long haul configuration instead of 77...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 3712

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

BOM-PNQ by 9W is regularly flown by a 737 however thrice in September 2016, it was flown by an A330. Flying time is about 35-40 minutes. It's only 120 km

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 8027

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

dubaiamman243 wrote:
I expect DEL or BOM to be one of the first cities.


BOM should be one of the first cities. EY took away the A380 from Mumbai and added the A340 to Mumbai. They should update the Red-eye BOM-AUH from the A340 to A350.

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 9997

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

Asia Best: KUL, SIN Worst: IST, BOM BOM, is worst? I guess you are talking about the old BOM. The old BOM is dead. The new CSIA T2 is the best airport in Central Asia. It is better than KUL and almost equal to SIN. Transfers at BOM are seamless if you are traveling by Jet Airways or Air India. Tran...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 9997

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

OK first I will begin with North America- Best: SLC, Worst: LAX. Europe- Best:ZRH, Worst: FRA. Asia- Best: DOH/SIN, Worst: BOM. Africa- Best: both ADD and GRU were good. South America- Best: BOG, Worst: GRU. Oceania: Best: AKL, Worst: PER. So, what about you guys? Excuse me, what do you even mean b...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following
Replies: 34
Views: 2559

Re: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following

So I am just curious as to what your guys favorite airlines are out of the ones in the list below. You have to have flown on the airline. Personally, I am a Delta guy, but thats just me :) Here Is The List, Please Comment Below and Share Your Reasoning If You Wish. - Delta Air Lines - American Airl...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Sat May 27, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 8983

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

Dont disagree but as a practical matter it depends what SQ is on the hook for. If it means shifting an aircraft further West from SIN to BOM to get better value, SQ may be forced to do this. One thing SQ cannot change is geography of SIN c.w. DBX. The next best thing, to get a bigger piece of India...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Fri May 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

MIAL proposes expansion at the cost of Rs. 3500 crore. Highlights include: ..... Shifting the ATC Tower to a more secure location in the southern part of the airport (if deemed necessary by security agencies) How do then plan to 'Shift' the ATC tower? I don't follow. MIAL propose to shift the ATC t...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Fri May 26, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... haul-debut
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SpiceJet to commence Low Cost International long-haul to cities in Europe by leasing two 788

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... haul-debut

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Fri May 26, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

qf789 wrote:
Effective 1 July 17 SQ421/422 to BOM will be operated by A359 instead of 777-200/ER


Wow, this is so exciting, 2 A350s to BOM.

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Fri May 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 8983

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

Crazy idea, but it would be cool if Vistara can take the A380s coming out of lease from SQ and launch direct flights to US, especially DEL-SFO/LAX, DEL-JFK/EWR. EK does DXB-LAX, so DEL-SFO/LAX should be doable. And so is Malayasian shopping them around; basically, EK is doing the same from DXB. How...

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by TheFlyingSamosa
Tue May 23, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41662

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

Well now both AI and SG are screwed. May be AI should order 50 x Do228s before 6E jumps in. I think Air India should consider expanding their ATR fleet or upgrade it with Dash-8s rather than Do 228s . Q400 Dash-8 is much more fuel efficient than Do 228. Currently ATR-72 is the best selling regional...

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