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by avier
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet Goes longhaul with 777s from Boeing
Replies: 19
Views: 6877

Re: Spicejet Goes longhaul with 777s from Boeing

Given the volatile long-haul Int'l market due new variant Omicron, they might as well use it for cargo ops. They already use a pax variant 772ER and 763 of Euroatlantic Airways for cargo ops and some other Airbus WB's from HiFly. If they use it for pax ops, likely market would be London. They had la...

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by avier
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 58167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

So it's Melbourne-Delhi, Qantas says four flights a week with the outbound leg via Adelaide https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-to-launch-flights-from-sydney-melbourne-to-delhi-india They better now add BOM. It's a shame if they don't. BOM is a more premium market, but DEL (and rest of n...

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by avier
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

What does air bubble mean here when one could fly, even before November 11, from Washington DC to Bangalore via Frankfurt, Germany with no issues? There are certain restrictions like caps over number of flights and of transfer pax. This makes it a bit clear: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/g...

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by avier
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian billionaire mulls investment in new ULCC - report
Replies: 48
Views: 6474

Re: Indian billionaire mulls investment in new ULCC - report

mercure1 wrote:
Not the most inspirational livery

That is a made-up concept livery put up by Simple flying. Not to be taken seriously.

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by avier
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Outlook India is reporting today [November 16th] that India’s international airline flight ban was lifted yesterday. I have not seen any other confirmation of this news. Can anyone else verify that this is true? Yes, it's opened up quarantine-free travel to foreign tourists from almost 100 countrie...

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by avier
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8907

Re: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft

I know there is no connection in the companies but can we just acknowledge for a second that between Indigo Partners and Indigo (the Indian airline) airbus has over 1000 A320 family orders. It's funny that the two Indigo's- IndiGo airlines and Indigo Partners- would be each now having one of the la...

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by avier
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1447

Re: Menopause, need some help

He can maybe ask her to go to her parents place, till she's done with it. Might take years I know.
Or he can look to spend time away from home, travelling or visiting his parents place, anything to keep away from that.

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by avier
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.
Replies: 39
Views: 7484

Re: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.

He simply had to do what all other pax did after landing i.e leave the plane. Good to know if I'm in a crowded bar, instead of declining any obvious advances from a bartender and reporting to management, I can play along and sue the place. Maybe he saw this as an opportunity to make some bucks throu...

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by avier
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back
Replies: 100
Views: 12348

Re: British Airways' golden age: Telegraph article on how BA will get it back

As everyone has said, we get these marketing pieces every now and again from BA and little changes. The soft product has fallen well behind many of its peers in premium cabins, and they have never really recovered from when they brought in buy on board in Y, making BA frankly little more than a Bud...

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by avier
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Why keep a tarnished brand? All the negative comments online aren't going to be wiped out. Old legacy brands, despite the negative sentiments online, have a great appeal and will find many takers from amongst the average public. There's a certain comfort level for some, with opting for a familiar a...

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by avier
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

a) But, isn't Vistara already in bed with Lufthansa? So why, would it allow Vistara to go AA/BA or DL/KL/AF? b) WHy wouldn't UA want to partner with AI/UK? It would make it an super strong combination (UA/Lufthansa/AI-UK) that could give it a monopolistic like postion and a formidable competitor to...

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by avier
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Who is predicting this? They ended the last fiscal year with 71 billion rupees of cash. Their stock is doing well. No one's predicting such things, apart from a few naysayers that like to spell doom for even well run companies. 6E comparison to KF is an odd one, considering they are literally the o...

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by avier
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

hohd wrote:
Basically the airfares are too low still in India and with predatory pricing and capacity dumping Indigo has become a victim of its own strategy.

Capacity dumping only on competitor routes. On their monopoly routes they maintain capacity & fare discipline, with fares being on higher side.

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by avier
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court
Replies: 27
Views: 682

Re: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court

So far, Pune has made no attempt to answer my enquiries, and if he fails to do so, I will refer this thread to the moderators for review. You should. @pune is more like a film-script writer here than someone who actually wants to engage in a rational and systematic conversation. Way too many conjec...

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by avier
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10793

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

The argument wasn't that they don't fly the same routes, but that "if AI int'l route choices were so bad, UA wouldn't be jumping at every other route of AI on the India-US market and literally start network mirroring them." The argument made, I would say naively, was that AI are the leade...

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by avier
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10793

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

In all fairness, it's hard to define success based on any routes AI flew. Given that their net profit margins were negative 28% in 2019-20 and negative 32% in 2018-19, I would hazard a guess than it's hard to draw inference that another carrier might be advised to fly a route because AI did (while ...

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by avier
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1779
Views: 347760

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

LAXintl wrote:
Here she is.

The Breeze configuration is 36 biz and 90 economy.

I thought they were a point to point airline, serving smaller secondary markets. That seat config doesn't make sense to me.

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by avier
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10793

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

As someone on here that does travel to India a lot for work, I can tell you that the population of Delhi would blow one's mind. Add in the whole metro area of Delhi / New Delhi / Noida / - especially Gurugram and others...and the population is over 31 million. Then factor in transfer connections fr...

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by avier
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10793

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

Why DEL and not Mumbai or BLR? DEL has a larger catchment area from states like Punjab, from where a larger% of Indian immigrant population comes from, that are settled in some western countries. That's why you see all those flights from DEL to Canada and now Australia, not because of Delhi's popul...

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by avier
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
Replies: 51
Views: 14254

Re: Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

The unions of older legacy airlines live in a bubble, where they want the working and wage conditions the way it was decades ago. They can't accept change of any kind and that certainly doesn't work well for a sustainable business model. Such airlines like Alitalia, South African, Air India etc have...

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by avier
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 24
Views: 2986

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

From the outside, this looks like a classic case of selling more product than you can deliver, most likely someone in flight scheduling lining up more flights than could realistically be flown, and crew scheduling not being in the meeting or not piping up and saying it would not be doable. If I pay...

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by avier
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/after-air-india-govt-set-to-sell-alliance-air-under-asset-disposal-programme/articleshow/86905133.cms Alliance air will also be sold according to a report. May be Spice jet will get this as a consolation. As far as Ind...

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by avier
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1320
Views: 199108

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... utes-2022/


Amman (Jordan) is not an European destination, but a Middle East one- more specifically West Asia.

per the article
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mah584jr wrote:
10 new routes added. See article below.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... utes-2022/


Amman (Jordan) is not an European destination, but a Middle East one- more specifically West Asia.

per the article

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by avier
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

In a country like India, a state owned airline, especially a domestic airline, can be a useful way to dispense favors to friends. Also the need to connect far flung areas of the country to Delhi makes political and administrative sense. IndianAirlines did that in its day connecting all State capita...

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by avier
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Indigo itself is a one trick pony too! Their capacity dumping tactics will be less effective with a privately owned Air India with a revamped and expanded fleet finally giving a stiff fight. Before, they could just dial the Minister or his secretary to get AI to pull out of routes. They wont be abl...

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by avier
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1320
Views: 199108

Re: Rumor: New United international routes 10/13

I see tap dancing on the newspaper. What would that be Ireland, Scotland/UK?

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by avier
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian billionaire mulls investment in new ULCC - report
Replies: 48
Views: 6474

Re: Indian billionaire mulls investment in new ULCC - report

"Akasa Air" has received it's NOC from the Civil Av ministry. Next step is to get the AOP (AOC) from the DGCA. They intend to start ops in summer of '21, with talks on with Boeing for the 737MAX, and discussions are also on with Airbus. They aim to be "the nation’s most dependable, af...

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by avier
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 24860

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

How much freedom do they have from here i.e. - existing labor contracts or new ones? Do they still keep some 'privileged' items such as better slots, different fuel taxes, etc that were bestowed on the national carrier only? The sale included certain clauses which puts restrictions for a certain pe...

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by avier
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 24860

Re: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India

Logically these should be the next steps for the Tatas 1. Merge IX and I5 under the IX brand. Those two airlines would be pure mismatch for any merger as they have completely different fleet structures. An airline with such a split fleet wouldn't benefit from any major synergies from coming togethe...

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by avier
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 24860

Re: Air India Bidding

AirAsia Bhd will be pulling out of AirAsia India soon. So whatever little stake they hold (17%) will vanish soon, and the airline will be entirely under TATA's. So AirAsia India brand will likely disappear, as the Indian unit under TATA's will most likely be folded into Air India group. So TATA's wi...

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by avier
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7036

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

What are some aspects of the codeshare that will really excel, in your opinion? The primary aspect of this codeshare is seamless connectivity. That is and should be the primary purpose of any air transport organisation i.e. to offer a smooth, fast and efficient journey from any point A to point B. ...

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by avier
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 19064

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Spicejet has delayed the re-entry of its 737MAX into service, which was due today on 5th Oct, with new start dates likely from 8th Oct. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/spicejet-boeing-737-maxs-return-to-service-delayed/articleshow/86754875.cms Meanwhile, GoAir now "G...

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by avier
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12641

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

First come up with some random unfounded theories (govt not happy w/ Tata) , then add some more masala to your own theories (they working on renegotiating terms). Then deflect by talking of another unrelated airline in this sale process (spicejet), despite knowing well their owner was just a prop in...

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by avier
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12641

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

While there are reports that Tata Sons has won the Air India disinvestment, seems GOI is not happy with the result hence the winner has been put out to hold. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/tata-group-emerges-winner-of-air-india-bid-report/articlesho...

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by avier
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7036

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

I am with you on the "premium" argument, it's a non-starter. But if you look at the stations included in the codeshare from the press release on AA's website, on the inbound leg, unless you are traveling to BOM. BLR, MAA or CCU you are looking at a long layover based on JFK flight arrival...

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by avier
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 7036

Re: AA signs codeshare agreement with Indian LCC Indigo Airlines

Vistara and dare I say AI on this site are arguable the only premium full service carriers in India anyways, and Vistara is co-owned by Singapore airlines so that was the expectation anyways AI & Vistara are just "premium", but neither have the network, reach or frequency of what 6E h...

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by avier
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 55787

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

SpiceJet to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights from October 5. After 2.5 years, the 737 MAX will officially take to the skies in India for commercial ops. DGCA had lifted the ban on 737 MAX in August end, however Spicejet needed time for the return to service technicalities. Their pilots are being retrai...

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by avier
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209868

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Israel is continuing to see record high covid19 cases with about 10K cases being reported everyday with positive test rates climbing , despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-chief-says-coronavirus-spread-reaching-record-heights/

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209868

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

How would it be a good idea to have a nasal spray vaccine that isn't taken under supervision in a clinic? There's too many ways people could screw it up. How could documentation be provide that a person self administering a vaccine at home actually got the vaccine? It should be for the future boost...

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209868

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

India has administered a total of 750 million doses of vaccine. A massive feat indeed. To put into perspective, that is enough doses to vaccinate the entire US population with both doses of vaccine (first two jabs, not boosters). https://www.news18.com/amp/news/india/india-crosses-75-cr-covid-vaccin...

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12641

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Airport operators cannot own airlines in India. It has been mentioned here many times before but some still come up with this idea or rather assumption. Laws won't be changed for this either, no matter how cozy the big conglomerates are to the govt in power. If it were to happen, it already would ha...

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 84907

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Recently Cathay has combined LHR with other European cities on circle routings, does anyone have an explanation for this? Is it traffic volumes ex-Europe, or lack of demand ex-UK? - 11 and 12 September CX237 HKG-LHR-AMS - 19 and 20 September CX237 HKG-LHR-FRA - 15, 16 + 17 September CX253 HKG-LHR-C...

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 261175

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

Jet Airways announces restart of domestic operations in Q1 2020. Although to me it is more like most of the Eastern Airlines and Pan-Am reincarnations: building a new airline using an old name. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/indias-jet-airways-resume-domestic-operations-first-quarter-2022...

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by avier
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 261175

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

Jet Airways 2.0 is to commence ops in March 2022, with its first flight to be most likely DEL-BOM. The new airline will have its HQ at Gurugram (New Delhi) with its crew training facility in Mumbai (one of the former Jet's property). They have hired 150+ employees so far, most from the erstwhile Jet...

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by avier
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

Seems like you are the soul of your business. By what I mean is, when you pull out of your business, it would most likely collapse under your friend's management of it. This was a situation in my dad's family business, which was in partnership with his brother and they were in it together for twenty...

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by avier
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209868

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In my opinion, nasal spray vaccines are the most promising. Immunity right at the entry point of the body, and easy to administer frequently. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Young-man-wearing-a-mask-using-a-nasal-spray Dr Mielcarek, who is working on a nasal vaccine against whooping cou...

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by avier
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 461
Views: 66931

Re: Wizz Air in talks over large Airbus jet order (at least100)

I thought Indigo Partners does a bulk order for all their group airlines.

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by avier
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209868

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

This current Delta variant has just as many vaccinated in the hospital as unvaccinated only it isn't advertised. and if 100% where vaccinated, 100% of hospitalized would be vaccinated. Keep in mind that in the UK almost 90% above 15 have gotten one dose, almost 80% have gotten both. Above the age o...

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by avier
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8635

Re: Kam Air A340s

mjgbtv wrote:
YA-KMU is airborne again heading SW near Kandahar.

It seems like they flying some special flights, I'm guessing evacuation charters.

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