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by subramak1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Does anyone which routes are flown by AI B77W. They have 12 of them in fleet IIRC. I know they use them on DEL ORD, DEL JFK, BOM EWR.. this will require 6 planes. Where else do they use them? I know AI126/127 is 77W operated DEL-HYD That is a tag-on that continues on to / arrives from ORD. It's the...

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by subramak1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Does anyone which routes are flown by AI B77W. They have 12 of them in fleet IIRC.

I know they use them on DEL ORD, DEL JFK, BOM EWR.. this will require 6 planes. Where else do they use them?

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 30422

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I would love to see EK start DEN-DXB. I feel DEN is ripe for a ME3 carrier. Would a payload restriction be necessary given the altitude? Especially in the Summer months DEN, already a mile above sea level, can easily venture into the 90's *F. The runway is long enough to accomodate this i think. Ho...

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by subramak1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 30422

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

A DEN-LHR on UA would make sense to me, I feel like also EK and NH could one day be at DEN. How does the situation of widebody gates look at DEN? Are there enough for expansion? I know LH and BA park at Concourse A and they also have a Munich flight now, does that conflict with their FRA flight? Bo...

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by subramak1
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 11527

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

when does 9w start its maa cog service

subu

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by subramak1
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Will DFW and IAH fall within the range of a 787-9 operating from DEL? I can't imagine it won't? Just a matter of time until the 789 operates LHR-PER, so IAH-DEL should be a breeze in comparison. I'm a little confused w.r.t. aircraft ranges, maybe someone more knowledgeable might be able to help. In...

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by subramak1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

I highly doubt AI would be able to capture significant Indian traffic from the ME3. Besides its well known issues of being unreliable, the only folks who might benefit are those who live in the Del vicinity. There is so much of direct connectivity from many of the ME3 to many local airports in Indi...

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by subramak1
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

In fairness, they never operated the -400 Combi, just the -400; the -300s they operated were Combis (and of course had to have F/Es!) They operated 2 743 Combis. But they were looking to acquire 744 Combi's to replace them and the board approved induction of 744 Combis with 3 man crew - which do no...

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26507

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

How about DEL, would the traffic justify an upgrade to A 380?

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by subramak1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17459

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Going by past history, the journey from Board approval to induction is a long & tedious one - on an average 5 years. The induction of 14 A320's on dry-lease happened 5+ years after board approval. This is an airline whose board once approved the induction of mythical 747-400 Combi's with 3 man ...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22072

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

This is a big get for IAD. Fills a glaring hole in the route map. There is a huge S. Asian population around IAD, no doubt they will be pleased to have a nonstop option. AI will print money on this route. What is up next, Rio, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Lagos, Hong Kong, Sydney, maybe Athens? Too bad UA seem...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22072

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

77Ls - Mothballed when there was no demand and reactivated when there is demand. I am sure a.net would have preferred AI hiring few guys and few tugs, and keep moving surplus capacity around the hub. Like a famous one doing right now. Well, now that you mention it... they would probably have saved ...

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by subramak1
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13515

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

10 minutes before departure for standby does not cut it. If your not on board seated, and strapped in, then it is all on the standby. Although I work for an airline, I as a rule of thumb buy my tickets anyway to make sure I am were I need to be. I am always at my gate 1 1/2 - 2 hours prior to STD. ...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13515

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

AA places a very heavy emphasis on D0, though to be fair I wouldn't have a job without it. At what time did you get to the gate? If everyone's on board—including all the standbys at the gate—then they're going to go. Standbys are generally processed no later than 15 minutes before departure, when t...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13515

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

AA places a very heavy emphasis on D0, though to be fair I wouldn't have a job without it. It happened last night to me with AA. The plane was pulled back from gate before departure time, left me stranded At what time did you get to the gate? If everyone's on board—including all the standbys at the...

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13515

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

It happened last night to me with AA. The plane was pulled back from gate before departure time, left me stranded

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by subramak1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 6853

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

I have been a big fan of WN having achieved Companion status couple of years in a row. WN is extremely flexible. I am switching to American now since am based in DFW. The main reason for switch is that with increasing Family incomes we can afford F. But dont get me started on American's change fees ...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42515

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

May be it is time for good old conversations in planes and reading books.

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by subramak1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22516

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

The demand for First Class to London is driven by financial services industry. London occupies a much larger space than it would otherwise because of colonial past and EU. Not quite right. London is a global financial hub not because of the colonial past per se but mainly because the legal framewor...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22516

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I tend to agree that F should be cut almost entirely maybe except for a few routes (JFK, LAX, HKG) and definitely do it right (and charge appropriately) then. I would say they definitely need a good J product for that strategy to work and while the current Club World layout was revolutionary, it's ...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22516

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I tend to agree that F should be cut almost entirely maybe except for a few routes (JFK, LAX, HKG) and definitely do it right (and charge appropriately) then. I would say they definitely need a good J product for that strategy to work and while the current Club World layout was revolutionary, it's ...

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 42515

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I am surprised this cover DXB, DOH and AUH. Especially given that AUH has even US customs preclearance

Subu

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by subramak1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 48556

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

The ME3 concept/experiment has only been running at full steam for about 10 years. Its a massive gamble whose outcome remains to be seen. It would be quite a boon to legacies if/when the ME3 experiment ends. A return to the glory days of national carriers perhaps? I dont get this anti ME 3 thing. 1...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 19679

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

I doubt denver will get 77W in the short term in winter anyways. In the northern winter schedule LHR DEN is operated by mid J configured 747 due to the high demand in business class for travellers proceeding to the ski resorts. Actually, it is the 77W that is slightly more premium heavy, with 14F a...

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by subramak1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 19679

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

The A350-1000s are to replace an equal number of 744s, that's been made clear several times in investor presentations. The configuration is going to be interesting; how close will it be to the similarly sized 77W? I think that we can assume that the F cabin will be smaller than the 14 seats on the ...

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11710

Re: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL

How many passengers fly from DEL to SFO with a stop in China? I know airlines such as SQ, CZ, OZ fly passengers between SFO and DEL. How many passengers would airlines like Air China (DEL-PEK-SFO), China Eastern (DEL-PVG-SFO), China Southern (DEL-CAN-SFO) fly between SFO and DEL? I would like to kn...

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14792

Re: India aviation thread

On Another note, in Denver I see Jet Airways code share flights listed in FIDS in the Airport. Looks like DL is code shaing with 9W on its from AMS or LHR to SLC and SLC DEN. I guess that is good thing as DEN lacks decent connections to most cities in India in winter due to BA, LH scheduling. The BA...

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by subramak1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10302

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

I came across couple of posts (one from the travel agent and the other from the website "View from the Wing") saying that AA is planning to either resume the ORD-DEL route or a new route. Does anyone in the community have more information on this? Firstly, I see AA trying something like O...

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by subramak1
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10302

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

Remember that the United flights to Del/Bom originated in Continental days . Continental had plans to fly to BLR, MAA once they got their 787s. The united merger put a hold on these plans the planes now being used for SFO SIN and such routes. A wise idea for the merged entity which has significant p...

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by subramak1
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11710

Re: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL

The advantage the ME3 have on the North America-India route is that they can funnel customers through the Middle East to dozens of points in India, something carriers from Europe and N. America struggle to do efficiently. If AI can get its business in order they can simply move the 'connection' poi...

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by subramak1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14

Nice Trip report. CJB was the first airport I flew out of in my life. Though we had to board the plane from Sulur Airbase as CJB runway was being extended. I have very warm memories if that trip and plane. It was in 1988 in a B737 200 in all economy config for IC. The flight was a few hrs late. We w...

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31496

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

It's more a sign they don't want to build a big hub. A relief for Emirates. Uh? It's exactly the opposite of that although I suspect that building a transcontinental hub is not their top priority right now. They have an airport with no growth constraints, in a geographic location that is far more i...

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by subramak1
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Increase SIN-SYD/MEL/ADL, Upgauge BNE
Replies: 73
Views: 15745

Re: RE: SQ To Increase SIN-SYD/MEL, Upgauge BNE

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 9):Indeed, I've seen many colleagues of mine travel to India on SQ in the past year. I was actually surprised, I thought EK would be a bigger player in the Australia-India market. Not surprising. It makes much more sense to fly via SIN than DXB Not to mention AI's dismal sch...

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by subramak1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India VT-ANU AI301 Sydney - Delhi
Replies: 11
Views: 10662

Re: Air India VT-ANU AI301 Sydney - Delhi

Thanks for your trip report! I'm glad to see a direct flight between Australia and India, finally. They're sure do keep pax well fed, 2 meal services and a snack! Also nice to see water waiting in the seat pocket - some airlines only do this in premium cabins. I flew AI between HKG and DEL/BOM last...

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by subramak1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India VT-ANU AI301 Sydney - Delhi
Replies: 11
Views: 10662

Re: Air India VT-ANU AI301 Sydney - Delhi

Interesting I did not have to clear immigrations or pick up bags while coming from ORD to MAA via DEL. I don't know if yours was a one off case or if they treat different international routes differently ' I completely agree on passenger behavior, for some reason people of Indian origin / Indians lo...

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by subramak1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 6672

Re: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways

Following the DL press release, the DL/VS/AF/KL flights into LHR/AMS/CDG give 24 U.S. airports into BOM/DEL with just two segments. Sure, there are carriers with one-stop service from the U.S. to more than 2 Indian destinations, but are they from 24 U.S. origins? This is pretty low risk for Delta - ...

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by subramak1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to come to SEA
Replies: 125
Views: 13198

Re: Next airline to come to SEA

The way I look at it: who's Alaska's partner but not flying to SEA? AeroMexico, Air France (but Delta is flying to CDG from SEA so AF is technically represented due to JV), CX, Fiji, JAL, KLM (same as AF, DL flies to AMS from SEA), LAN, QANTAS - That leaves JAL and CX, surprise surprise. JAL would ...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Meals On Indian Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 9595

Re: RE: Special Meals On Indian Flights

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 4): The above are mostly issues with passengers from countries neighboring to India, or Indian Muslims.... I was based in Bangalore for almost one year previously. Pork (and beef) was quite uncommon outside of hotels. Bangalore is not a city for carnivores. Better than it w...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration/hot meals
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Re: Flight duration/hot meals

vlad1971 wrote:
A friend of mine just flew on IB mainline from MAD to ATH and there was no meal service nor BOB offered . Flight is 3h20min .


full service Airlines ( Air India, Jet Airways, Tata Vistara) in India provide hot meals on flights as short as 1 hr

Subu

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by subramak1
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026

The thing that may hurt AI is the pension liabilities Subu The thing hurts entire Indian aviation is lack of debt sources for working capital. There are restrictions of external borrowing, local banks are charging arm and a leg. One cannot pay 15% interest on working capital on a 4% margin business...

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by subramak1
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

Re: IATA predicts India to be third largest market by 2026

Hopefully by then, carriers like AI/9W would have matured their operations and lost their inefficiencies and bureaucracies and transform DEL/BOM into a hub to challenge ME3 or at the very least, serve India internationally instead of EK that is doing that currently I believe 9W is less of mess than...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to DFW?
Replies: 43
Views: 4536

Re: Air India to DFW?

This is like debating whether Gary Johnson or Jill Stein has a better chance at being elected President. One might be marginally ahead of the other, but it won't make a lick of difference. There's too much ME3 service for AI to stand a chance in either DFW or IAH. That was the case with SFO too. An...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10676

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

One opinion only, but my sister flew EY last year to India and found planes to be not clean. I have no idea how EY flew the 9W B77W to SFO as these had heavy seats in First class and business class

Subu

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by subramak1
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL
Replies: 58
Views: 11710

Re: Air India to increase to daily flight on SFO-DEL

I took AI service from ORD to MAA via DEL. It was packed and I travelled in March not a peak season. The fares ( i bought last min) were expensive on par with BA. Where AI scores over other competitors is the convenience of connections at DEL. It is well organized, there are cities not effectively c...

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