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by avier
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14599

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I guess Emirates and Qatar Airways are celebrating now? They won't give a damn as they both have left PIA in the dust a long time ago. You didn’t understand his post so let me give you a reality check UK-ISB out of the 800,000 pax, PIA controls 70% market share because pax prefer the nonstop flying...

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by avier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6437

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Yes, but the way the system has been set up, anyone can book a ticket with AI (even if they don't meet any of the criteria) and then attempt to register with the consulate or embassy. The checking or cross checking occurs only at the airport , and this is based on personal experience . Which also m...

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by avier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25245

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

This question may have been asked a lot before, but wanted some insights; if VA's bidding process doesn't go well or requires massive downsizing, wouldn't it be wise for Air NZ to consider entering the domestic market of Aus? It would be more lucrative then with mostly one major flag carrier and an...

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by avier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25245

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

This question may have been asked a lot before, but wanted some insights; if VA's bidding process doesn't go well or requires massive downsizing, wouldn't it be wise for Air NZ to consider entering the domestic market of Aus? It would be more lucrative then with mostly one major flag carrier and ano...

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by avier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6437

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

The repatriation flights for getting Indians from US to India is not freely open for everyone, including Indian passport holders themselves. It is done in coordination with the Indian embassies that prepare a list of pax that need to be repatriated and priority is given to people with urgent issues...

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by avier
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6437

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

The repatriation flights for getting Indians from US to India is not freely open for everyone, including Indian passport holders themselves. It is done in coordination with the Indian embassies that prepare a list of pax that need to be repatriated and priority is given to people with urgent issues ...

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by avier
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43659

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Can't really find a legitimate source for it, but there are rumors on facebook because somebody leaked some information from a TG board meeting that TG will kill off WE, and will reintroduce mainline flights on Thailand domestic routes, with widebodies, and a true J product. Such poor decision maki...

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by avier
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines
Replies: 141
Views: 17948

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

I found an illustration here, this pic is believed as BL's official livery since July 2020 (lots of BL staffs confirm this): https://i.imgur.com/GG5lwYz.jpg @Vietnam Air Forum What we saw from the illustration: - Pacific Airlines only, no "Jetstar", no "SkyViet" - The vibe of Ea...

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by avier
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines
Replies: 141
Views: 17948

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

New clue here. A BL staff confirmed that VN will introduce a new brand name for BL in next month (July, QF's date of withdrawal). The brand could be "Pacific Airlines" as 20 years ago, however there are rumours that VN will use the brand "SkyViet" for BL as well as VASCO (a merg...

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by avier
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16414

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This is something similar to what India introduced once domestic flights resumed in the country on May 25th. The aim was to prevent certain financially stronger airlines from undercutting fares and hurting already weak competitors and also on some routes from having sky high fares due to say monopol...

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by avier
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

First I have to laugh "While nearly seven entities had submitted Expression of Interests (EoIs)". Does that mean one of them didn't even qualify as a whole entity? (I'm sure it's just a translation thing). Seriously, though, what is left to buy? Is this just a fire sale - pay far less tha...

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by avier
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7776

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

IndiGo Parent InterGlobe Aviation Posts Rs 871 Crore Loss In Fourth Quarter. -Will accelerate retirement of A320ceo aircraft. - Will use 10 aircraft for pure cargo ops (i.e cargo on seat) -To trim employee cost by having LwP and salary cuts. https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlin...

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by avier
Sun May 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So it seems confirmed now that they just didn't lower the gear at all, incredible ! That would then make it the second such accident at PIA due to same reason - of forgetting to lower the landing gear. I'd imagine they'd have learnt from their previous incident of the 747 landing on belly due to pi...

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by avier
Sat May 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6620

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from May 25. GoAir will resume ops from June 1st, unlike all other airlines which start from May 25. Reason: Not enough clarity yet on some states permitting flights or over the mandatory qurantine period for incoming pax. Also the many hiccups that would be faced with al...

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by avier
Sat May 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

My summary- Not related to covid shutdown as this plane had 7 prior flights to this accident The plane had a alarm go off warning that wheels were not locked properly but ignored it as a false alarm during 1st attempt. On touchdown, the physical feedback indicated to him that the wheels were actual...

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by avier
Thu May 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43659

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

^This article clarifies my point of whether the (Thailand) government can afford to keep their national carrier alive or not, and the answer here is no. What happens in the bankruptcy process is left to be seen. https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2020/05/594295/thai-airways-must-go-through-bankrupt...

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by avier
Thu May 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43659

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

People here tend to group TG with these other carriers, and while there are similarities, it's easy to forget that TG was profitable every year until 2008 (the year of the BKK shutdown), with longhaul routes playing a noticeable role in that profitability. I believe even the US routes were profitab...

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by avier
Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6620

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Domestic flights to resume from May 25. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/domestic-flights-to-resume-from-may-25-heres-what-flyers-may-be-in-for/articleshow/75848594.cms -Fares to be capped(floor & ceiling) by stage length. Rule to be in effect til...

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by avier
Wed May 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43659

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The governments of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and alike need to realise they don't need state backed airlines. The airline groups like Lion, AirAsia, SQ group, Jetstar, some strong Vietnam holdings(VietJet), etc can well serve all these markets and countries more efficiently and p...

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by avier
Wed May 20, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27329

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Air India will operate a repatriation flight to Auckland in the first week of June '20. Dep from DEL on 4th June, and from AKL on 7th. The earlier schedule reflected Delhi - Wellington, but was updated yesterday to DEL-AKL.

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by avier
Tue May 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 211
Views: 43659

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The governments of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and alike need to realise they don't need state backed airlines. The airline groups like Lion, AirAsia, SQ group, Jetstar, some strong Vietnam holdings(VietJet), etc can well serve all these markets and countries more efficiently and pr...

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by avier
Sun May 17, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6620

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Still no allocation to private players in Phase 2 of Vande Bharat mission. Only AI and IX are allotted flights and thereby some earnings from these flights... I wonder how long will the private players be quiet... Also no financial relief measures announced for the aviation sector in the economy re...

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by avier
Tue May 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6620

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I thought Indigo denied it but here is the case against the foray in to Oz: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-12/the-last-thing-an-airline-magnate-needs-is-another-airline IndiGo (the company) has denied it to the stock exchange market. But this article above (if true?) seems to su...

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by avier
Mon May 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6620

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Transportation in a developing country is a necessity, it has to be subsidized, otherwise country would not grow. Barring aviation, transportation sector is heavily subsidised in India. AI too actually, due to them being a perennially loss making entity. I don't think there will be any bailout. A l...

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by avier
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Air New Zealand operated it's first flight (a repatriation flight) to India - New Delhi. They'll operate a couple such flights to Delhi & Mumbai to bring back stranded Kiwi's in India. https://twitter.com/FlyAirNZ/status/1253143267148849152?s=19 https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/...

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by avier
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Two SpiceJet lessors in talks to reclaim planes over missed payments - sources Lessors are willing to take losses as long as they get their aircraft out of India. Everybody remembers the fiasco with Jet Airways when lessors weren't able to re-possess their aircraft immediately for breach of contrac...

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by avier
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

One can't clearly know as to who is pulling the strings in the two foreign-JV airlines. The value of stake held alone doesn't determine anything. Both have 51% TATA & the balance with the two parent foreign airlines. For some saying Vistara is more TATA controlled; I can point out that the CEO o...

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by avier
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Tablighi Jamaat in India news: TABLIGHI JAMAAT CASES FORM 30% OF TOTAL COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES IN THE COUNTRY: HEALTH MINISTRY https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/coronavirus/news/tablighi-jamaat-cases-form-30-of-total-covid-19-positive-cases-in-the-country-health-ministry/articleshow/74985953.cms ...

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by avier
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

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 mismanage...

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by avier
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

The second DL ATL-BOM is now enroute, also as DL8836. It seems there are 2 DL 777s in BOM. Why hasnt the first one left yet? They're scheduled to leave at 10pm as DL8875 on April 4th & 5th. Seems like the crew that operated from US are on their "rest period" and will themselves operat...

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by avier
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Delta Airlines has begun repatriation flights to bring back US Citizens from India. Currently operating the first such on Atlanta- Mumbai as DL8836 on a 77L. The second DL ATL-BOM is now enroute, also as DL8836. After Delta Airlines, now United Airlines to have repatriation flights from April 5, op...

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by avier
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/coron ... 620951.htm

*wink wink* :D
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Air India closes booking window until April 30

https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/coron ... 620951.htm

*wink wink* :D

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by avier
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

avier wrote:
Delta Airlines has begun repatriation flights to bring back US Citizens from India. Currently operating the first such on Atlanta- Mumbai as DL8836 on a 77L.

The second DL ATL-BOM is now enroute, also as DL8836.

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by avier
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet What does HDFC know that we don't? "The shares were bought from the open market." per article. That's an operational point of how the shares were procured that unfortunately, doesn't throw light on their reasoning for the purchase. What I was ...

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by avier
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Delta Airlines has begun repatriation flights to bring back US Citizens from India. Currently operating the first such on Atlanta- Mumbai as DL8836 on a 77L. Any idea if they are carrying any cargo / Indian repatriations back? I read a tweet somewhere that 10 Indian students in NY have tested posit...

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by avier
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

edealinfo wrote:
HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet

What does HDFC know that we don't?

"The shares were bought from the open market." per article.

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by avier
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Delta Airlines has begun repatriation flights to bring back US Citizens from India. Currently operating the first such on Atlanta- Mumbai as DL8836 on a 77L.

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

What I don't get is why are you interested in a blame game at this time, when coronavirus is threatening the existence of all of us? For some, their perennial hate for the current govt. is what causes such reactions. Sift through the posts on this thread and their links shared, and it's enough to p...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

not by the river, in the river. at least share truth in something. Btw I have been to all over India and have been to all the four dhams and have done that whole shebang. And similarly have done all the 12 Jyotirlingas although my favorite is Trimbakeshwar in Nasik but this is besides the fact. Eve...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

If he just had said that it was ok but what he said what was that people who are doing chhat customs inspite of corona I am grateful/thankful to you. .... So he is asking the devotees to take part in the chhat pooja and sharing the picture of the women going to rivers. Doesn't that tell it's own st...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Did you see the twitter handle of the gentleman who said that this is https://twitter.com/sanjayjaiswalMP/status/1244125715634638851 the twitter account is a verified handle of the State President - BJP Bihar l Chief Whip - BJP, Lok Sabha l Chairperson - Parliamentary Standing committee on Water Re...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

see https://twitter.com/sanjayjaiswalMP/status/1244125715634638851 and https://twitter.com/imMAK02/status/1245209502942556161 Of course Bihar police doing nothing to stop chhath pooja from happening. If this is not insane, dunno what is. Chhath Puja happens around end Oct-Nov. I know because it tak...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What is more sad is the AI colony to the south side of the hangars . If that area got cleared out, the 2nd parallel runway could be built. While it may be too close for simultaneous take-off/landings , it could work for a simultaneous take-off/landing. Several airports, notably Newark, operate with...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

But isn't this issue very old? Why single Shiv Sena out? Isn't Congress and BJP equally complicit? I genuinely would like to know what you meant. Not trying to support any political party, I hate all of them. Good question. Irrespective of the two major political parties, Shiv Sena has been in dire...

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by avier
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Well, I will add religious cults to the things COVID-19 destroyed. They won't be missed. :D They have now allowed themselves to be the face of the covid-19 crisis in India. And media just got the perfect group to go after for the same. Earlier it was some Bollywood singer, now it's a religious grou...

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by avier
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10200

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

BOM as of 28/03/20, SAT image is not clear due to a little cloud formation and possible dust in the air(Smog). https://i.postimg.cc/wv1p4sGJ/Screenshot-305.png 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...

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by avier
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

In fact, a subsequent notification was given for credit card moratorium as well but again interest notices are being given to people. The interest being charged is the regular 38%. Now, at one end the Govt. wants people to stay at home and at the other, there is no moratorium, you have to pay inter...

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by avier
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

If I recall correctly, The Janta Curfew was on 3/22, followed by the lockdown. Was there a no-congregation order in Delhi on 3/15. Apparently of the 2000 people attended annual Delhi event, there were people from 50 different countries including Iran. " Delhi government orders had expressly fo...

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by avier
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14307

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread no

pune wrote:
As far as the visa issue is concerned, we have just as many indian illegals living in UK and Europe, in fact when UK officially asked India to take them back, India refused.

I'm sorry, but what is your point? That two wrongs make a right?

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