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by subramak1
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 38663

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I always felt IAF should have moved out of PNQ and should have instead been given the new Purandar land as their new IAF airstrip. PNQ being exapanded and used solely for commercial ops. Maybe logistically, a lot of IAF offices may have to be moved, but overall it would benefit the city greatly. I ...

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by subramak1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 38663

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

^ So their plans for having seasoned professionals is not happening. They could have thought of some NRI (on the likes of Vinay Dubey, Rono Dutta) from the aviation sector in the US. They appointed Daggubati Purandeswari as BoD, no one else is better qualified. I think an AI employee has to be an I...

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by subramak1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 38663

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

CNN being a brand new airport is going to have all such new city pairs as "firsts", so still not worth mentioning that in regards to the states. No one mentioned their previous first flights as to Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra. No it is important because it is not often th...

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by subramak1
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA expresses interest to Chennai
Replies: 22
Views: 4510

Re: ANA expresses interest to Chennai

They could also be targeting traffic between North America and Southern India, where many IT professionals originate. Good news for MAA; hopefully they can improve their airport transfers between the city and the airport and within the terminals. Majority of the IT professionals in India originate ...

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by subramak1
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 401884

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The question is why would EY invest in Jet? Is it because BOM/DEL/BLR is a bigger market than AUH?

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by subramak1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!
Replies: 14
Views: 15339

Re: My Dream Trip: LH 747-8 Upper Deck to Europe and Edelweiss Air Returning To SAN!

I had a similar experience in 2018 . My 8 year old has wanted to travel by upper deck forever. Since wife was taking the 2 kids to India by herself from states I decided that a splurge in Business class was worth it. So it was a BA flight from states to LHR with a long lay over. But the view from up...

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by subramak1
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 41519

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I was curious, what competitive advantage would IndiGo have over its competition on flights to Europe? Let's take Istanbul, why would someone suffer for five, six hours on an LCC with absolutely no service when there is TK with its state of the art onboard product? Same thing with London where fare...

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by subramak1
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA expresses interest to Chennai
Replies: 22
Views: 4510

Re: ANA expresses interest to Chennai

Chennai still is the economic powerhouse of southern India, especially if you consider old economy. I guess auto industry and ancillaries will drive the business demand.

Subu

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.
Replies: 42
Views: 6990

Re: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.

Lastly, India isnt a Muslim country. It absolutely is. Third largest in the world after Indonesia and Pakistan . 190 million Muslims. Edit: YouGeeElWhy beat me to it. I think it would be more appropriate to say it is the country with third largest muslim population but population does not have a mu...

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.
Replies: 42
Views: 6990

Re: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.

What’s with the fracas over flights between India and Israel? I am quite surprised that there are any flights at all. I can’t think of any cultural or business ties between these countries. The only thing I could find was a lost tribe in India from thousands of years ago - not very affluent and har...

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by subramak1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16230

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

WN started with the 737-200, which was largely replaced by the 737-300, which was a step up in size. They did buy a few 737-500s, which were the same size as the -200s, but by and large they went for the larger model. Then, when the NGs came out they resisted the urge to upgrade again, buying the 7...

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by subramak1
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 17361

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Embraer still offers the model for sale. The E45X should be marketed for use in India for the regional connectivity scheme, and elsewhere in South Asia and Australasia. In South Asia, India is the only reasonably sized market for these type of planes. And ATR is much more fuel efficient than ERJ145...

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by subramak1
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terminated AF destinations
Replies: 38
Views: 4222

Re: Terminated AF destinations

Not certain but I believe MAA was served by AF

Subu

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by subramak1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 11162

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

What is the draw of Pune in terms of business traffic? What is the economy made of and why does LH in particular serve the route? Its an interesting route. Pune is India's automotive capital with investments from german companies such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and many other suppliers. Chennai w...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 11144

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

Speaking only for India, the real issue is that market is highly fragmented on both sides. The only cities that can afford non stops to US on a sustainable basis from India are BOM, DEL to JFK, ORD and SFO. DEL is connected non stop to all three and BOM has non stop to JFK. BOM SFO is too far. IN te...

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by subramak1
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165001

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

As an ORD guy I have no dog in this race of who gets the origin, but I'm curious why they wouldn't decide on somewhere else like BLR or MAA on the India side. If the whole point is to focus on premium O&D (since connecting traffic from the rest of the country have plenty of 1-stop options) and ...

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by subramak1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

WHat makes Chennai bigger than BLR for international traffic, is it traffic to South East Asia?

Subu

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by subramak1
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 64627

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Oil companies very nearly suspended supply of fuel to Air India at multiple airports across India https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2018/10/08/oil-companies-almost-cut-off-fuel-supply-to-air-india/ What amazes me is it was a partial payment. Pay today (it was apparently a 4pm deadline) or deliveries ce...

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by subramak1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Indeed, Jet Airways employees, travel agents etc have their own personal interest here. Why should the Surti’s be beholden to that? I know of two surti's who live in Minneapolis. They were asking for a non stop flight from STV to MSP. I hope you start championing it Beware! Next these WWWAS Morons ...

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by subramak1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Indeed STV has a very long way to go b4 any EU carrier arrives. For now they shud be happy and look forward to the GCC connections like SHJ/AUH/DXB. Maybe 9W can do 3x or 5x weekly STV-AUH to help Surtis connect to the rest of the world. Indeed, Jet Airways employees, travel agents etc have their o...

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by subramak1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!
Replies: 10
Views: 9096

Re: Asia Trip: Cathay ORD-HKG & JAL BKK-NRT-ORD + More!

If someone is flying ORD MAA via HKG it is not much longer than via LHR. ORD LHR is 8 hrs block time and LHR MAA is 10 hrs block time for a total of 18 hrs. Te transit time in LHR can vary from 55 mins( not feasible in LHR to transit that quickly anymore) to 6 hrs. ORD MAA via HKG is a block time of...

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by subramak1
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months
Replies: 16
Views: 4365

Re: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months

2 Indian Nationals with 1% each sound like Kingmakers. I wonder how they got that... They have left, its 51% Tatas and 49% Air Asia now. He wants a 100% owned airline and that ain't going to happen, so he either agrees to the law of the land(something he has never had to deal with in Qatar, he infl...

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by subramak1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 29939

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

I haven’t read all the comments here but as far as security is concerned for crew layover in Pak please note that Turkish Thai and Saudia have their cabin and flight deck crew sleep over in Karachi Lahore and Islamabad without any fuss. Malindo too overnights it’s crew in Lahore. The last time a cr...

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by subramak1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 29939

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

You obviously have very little knowledge of India. Please PM if you want a serious rebuttal of your non sense. Subu Haha I was gonna say - safer as a minority in Pakistan? LMAO - let's ask the Hindus who are left there how well they're treated. We might aswell ask women in India how well they're tr...

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by subramak1
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 29939

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

You obviously have very little knowledge of India. Please PM if you want a serious rebuttal of your non sense. Subu Haha I was gonna say - safer as a minority in Pakistan? LMAO - let's ask the Hindus who are left there how well they're treated. We might aswell ask women in India how well they're tr...

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by subramak1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28945

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I am sure they will firm the 787-10 soon as Tim Clark this week also spoke about the new first class product it and 777X will receive. Also statated 787-10 fleet will be mixed - some featuring First, and some only biz. As far as the 787-9, the model would be terrific imo to allow EK do lots of thin...

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by subramak1
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I hope Vistara joins one world alliance and also starts flying to Hongkong, LHR from Indian cities. I would love to try their product

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by subramak1
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 29939

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

Islamabad is actually a lovely place and relatively safe. I don't know what exactly the 'hardship' would be. It's quite boring and there isn't much to do, but for a one day layover, it would be fine. Lahore is also safe enough and a far more interesting city than Islamabad. Karachi wouldn't be a sa...

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by subramak1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34511

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

The NW USA is generally a wilderness with no people. WHAT is this drivel?? You are obviously confused with Canada’s Northwest Territories! OK, if you ignore the coastal 60 miles, how many people live in the NW USA? I don't think the coast alone will fuel a hub in say Reno. PHX already plays that ro...

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by subramak1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7629

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

I'll ask a reverse question - where exactly can they fly to in Asia anyway? India? BA has 5 of the big 6 busiest airport in India covered (The last one is CCU, which due to its location has more tie to East Asia than Europe). BA is also the only European carrier to fly into HYD. Then there's Bangla...

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by subramak1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI
Replies: 16
Views: 4214

Re: AAugust Trip: Three flights on American DEN-ORD-DFW-BWI

I have been on the E175 between LAX DEN as the ;last leg of MAA HKG LAX DEN. It was a loooong flight all said and done but E175 and main cabin extra made it comfy

Subu

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by subramak1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9532

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Too much wingspan, 95’ is maximum but there are exceptions for G550 and Globals. The limit is based on runway distance from ramp and taxiways. There’s a design for fixing those clearances.

GF


Thanks

Subu

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by subramak1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9532

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I am not sure ski resorts are the main reason. The 2 main ski resorts that need an A319 capability are Vail(EGE) , Jackson Hole (JAC) and Aspen(ASE). These do not need more than 10-12 aircraft to service all the main hubs of AA. With 128 seats they would cost the same from crewing perspective. I be...

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by subramak1
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9532

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

I am not sure ski resorts are the main reason. The 2 main ski resorts that need an A319 capability are Vail(EGE) , Jackson Hole (JAC) and Aspen(ASE). These do not need more than 10-12 aircraft to service all the main hubs of AA. With 128 seats they would cost the same from crewing perspective. I bel...

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by subramak1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Tell me one thing had really all the rules been tailor made to favor jet, what made govt sell bilats like that to ME ?. Suitcases full of cash to PP did the trick. But thank god for that, cities other than the big four could finally see some good international service. Do you know that until recent...

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by subramak1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline IAH-LAX
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: AA Mainline IAH-LAX

With consolidation to 3 Major US airlines, I guess it will only be a matter of time before we see all major US population/economic center pairs served by non stop flights the big 3. Long overdue in my opinion

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by subramak1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing
Replies: 6
Views: 7201

Re: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing

I think club world could do with some improvements like all Aisle access. I am not sure if they can maintain the seat density of club world though.I flew BA 787 in Club world and AA 77W in Business Class. The American hard product is far superior

Subu

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by subramak1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?
Replies: 24
Views: 3743

Re: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?

Until China-India relations improve, I doubt there will be any significant growth in the market that would require CCU to be transformed into a fortress hub for India-China traffic. India and China have stronger economic ties with Europe and US than with each other. Unless that relationship becomes...

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by subramak1
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

[ As if Mr. Modi has time to worry about these? Seriously where do you get such ideas from? Subu It is a non-av question so the response has to be non-av which may get deleted, so I will give you a hint. On the days Non-Resident PM of Gurarat stays in India, 4 hrs Yoga, and 4 hrs Aasi Ghat par Gang...

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by subramak1
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 171324

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Any details on Maharaja Direct? I hope they calculated ROI on this adventure, not just another media gimmick by dear leader. I sincerely think this is just to deflect public opposition against spending $180 Million Dhokla refit. Historians still write about $$Millions wasted on 744 cabin refurbishm...

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by subramak1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 64627

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

I have skimmed through these 10 pages and with no prejudice to one and all , what is the likelihood of this sale?

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by subramak1
Fri May 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23665

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Yet the non stops are and have been limited. Either DL is not smart about routes and making money (their profits say otherwise) or the market isnt the gold mine it is professed to be nonstop. Occams Razor indicates the former. For DL it may make sense to deploy their fleet elsewhere. I would think ...

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by subramak1
Thu May 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23665

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I am sort of amazed that people think the US-India market is so homogenous of just low price VFR. While VFR is definitely a good chunk of the traffic, there is much more to India-US traffic than just that. Also India-US has pretty high traffic volumes (agreed not US-France but more than US-Israel I...

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by subramak1
Wed May 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23665

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

With WOW and the like starting India, JFK-BOM because even more important. There is no question that premium traffic exists between JFK and India (with BOM being a key destination). Being able to offer nonstop to BOM and then one stop to a ton of cities in India with 9W should allow DL/9W to charge...

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by subramak1
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23665

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

US-India is very long and low yielding. The ME3 and soon WOW in the market, the economics will be worse than the last time delta tried it. I just don't see delta making a ton of money in that sector. Wow I think has almost endless potential on North america-india, delta I think has very little real...

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by subramak1
Wed May 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 24269

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by subramak1
Thu May 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 35
Views: 13400

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

Horrible situation. However unfortunate it is, it's also definitely worth noting that an employee in the sterile zone had a knife... Having not been there I have no idea where the knife came from, but it's worth pointing out that knives and other tools are regularly in the "sterile zones"...

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by subramak1
Thu May 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 12394

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

Could the low loads be because they have almost identical service with two airports within 50+/- miles of each other? Both SJC and SFO serve LHR year round, and SFO has better connectivity options, as far as more airline options for passengers to continue their travel with. SFO and SJC are pretty c...

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by subramak1
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bassinet seats in J Class
Replies: 0
Views: 936

Bassinet seats in J Class

Just curious , why does AA not offer A bassinet option in Business class in B772/ B77W? this is unlike BA or CX

Subu

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by subramak1
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 14059

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...

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