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by FligtReporter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think in future only a limited number of their aircraft will have PE. Vistara has done an excellent job by inviting corp travel in PE. At least the ones getting booked on IndiGo prime / Spicemax can try Vistara's PE. It's sad to hear you didn't have much of a good experience in that. I otoh found...

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by FligtReporter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Indigo officially announces that it will be launching new daily nonstop flights to Chengdu, China from Delhi using an A320Neo effective 15Sep. In addition 6E also announced new daily Hong Kong -Calcutta nonstop flights effective 20Aug using an A320Neo. I wont be surprised if some day soon I see Ind...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can b...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

...I wonder what the min connectivity Vistara would need at BOM to maintain a min long haul network out of BOM - say LHR 2X and 1X to 2 EU hubs (so 4 daily long haul flights). Where would Vistara get the money to buy these slots in the open market? Without money they have to wait for AI to die, so ...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can be...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara announces several new flights from Mumbai. Go Vistara, go! https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/06/12/vistara-adds-new-flights-mumbai/ I get that Vistara didn't get too many slots. I just wish their network out of BOM would be larger (meaning more city pairs). I fear that in the en...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara announces several new flights from Mumbai. Go Vistara, go! https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/06/12/vistara-adds-new-flights-mumbai/ Great News for Vistara ! I really like their product however I feel they should do away with their Premium Economy as it doesnt make any sense..on ...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thank you. Btw I don't live in India and have never been an Indian citizen. That said, I have been on this forum for years and years and have a love for Indian aviation. Would love to see India have strong airlines with a global footprint and true connecting hubs. You said you were new here, so I l...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is another option, which should have been the logical first option, the GOI should sell AI debt free and with free rights to restructure AI's staff and fleet/operations after close. The GOI can pre negotiate the severance plan. I believe it was the debt load that stalled the last deal. That s...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is another option, which should have been the logical first option, the GOI should sell AI debt free and with free rights to restructure AI's staff and fleet/operations after close. The GOI can pre negotiate the severance plan. I believe it was the debt load that stalled the last deal. That s...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Reached BOM few days back, Indigo was on-time as usual, i used to travel a lot on Jet airways so free food and Jet Wifi IFE were missing but i understand those were not sustainable and frankly for short trips Indigo with its frequency and on time performance is an excellent option. There will be de...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... And what happens if it doesnt shut down in the "NEAR FUTURE" or could you estimate the time frame of that near future as so far so many near futures have come and AI is still eating our money and flying So Id love to have your intellect on the time line as well when your so sure about...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I will mark your words and will come back to you if its still flying beyond the time frame you've mentioned :) ..though I wont be surprised if it does keep flying for Ive been hearing about its shut down for a long time now So lets wait and watch :lol: That account has a proven track record of pred...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It is getting pretty difficult to predict what India is going to do in any matter. If I have to take a wild guess, it will be around next budget, 55,000 Cr divestment looks good on new recruit's performance report. There are no options other than the shutdown, no foreign investor will invest in Ind...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... And what happens if it doesnt shut down in the "NEAR FUTURE" or could you estimate the time frame of that near future as so far so many near futures have come and AI is still eating our money and flying So Id love to have your intellect on the time line as well when your so sure about...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI's 60% expenditures go back to govt PSUs in form of taxes and loan liabilities. I don't think Modi or his new finance recruit are aware of that fact. They are focused on divestment goal, hence AI will be shut down in the near future. That said, I don't support its operation in its current form at...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI's 60% expenditures go back to govt PSUs in form of taxes and loan liabilities. That said, I don't support its operation in its current form at all. There's no reason why AI employees should be allowed to act so recklessly and get away with everything. We at private airlines work very hard to ens...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

unrave wrote:
IndiGo to launch daily flights on Delhi-Chengdu from 15SEP


Damn Jus yesterday they announced CCU-HKG and today this..IndiGo is like the Taylow Swift of Aviation lolz You never know what single is coming next !! :D

Good for them !

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Many indians would hate to admit but they secretly love indiGo i guess :D I love successful companies that make money. IndiGo is widely successful and makes a lot of money. I love 6E too and i guess those who have ever flown Air Asia,Ryan or Easyjet outside of India would agree that its the best LC...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also there is a recent news of AI posting losses over 7K Cr..Y not just shut it down..if all thats been given to AI had even a percentage of it had been given to Kingfishers we would have a 5 Star airline probably. https://m.businesstoday.in/story/rss-affiliate-swadeshi-jagran-manch-opposes-centre-...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So now below is the link,likes of which always keeps AI stalling..I dont get it like is AI gonna fly forever like this with gov pumpin in money and trying to show that they are really working towards gettin it privatised and have this conflicting ideas within their system at the same time ? Also the...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Ok so im from Lucknow and I can tell you that VILK is dominated by 6E and we have 4 6E birds parked here overnight which leaves early morning and 6E is the only airline that operates all day and night and because of 6E spicejet isnt even flyin to Lucknow..they actually did a few years back but I gu...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Oh now you're blaming 6E for SG's meltdown too. Not completely. But if you've been following the route developments of the two carriers you'd know how 6E shoo's away SG from many routes. Or are you unaware or rather in denial of that too? *Also now don't state examples of SG mounting flights on 6E ...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I have no hopes for AI being privatised ... ...Vistara seems to offer a much better product in FSC comparin the two..So it seems 6E will continue to be the largest carier however They will have to induct wide bodies or they would remain just a regional airline whereas UK and AI will reap the benefi...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Without structural reforms in finance and aviation sectors, all airlines are just house of cards, ready to fall anytime. Vistara will be the lonely FSC for some time, but I am not sure it will in business for the next 25 years. With the fall of Jet the Indian airline industry is healthier than ever...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AIX has "96"(not a typo) permanent employees, AI has 11,000 permanent, AIX has 1000-1200 total, AI has 17,000 total, including contractors. Vistara is the only other airline in India can match AIX in employee efficiency. 6E actually the worst performer in employee count. PS: Numbers are a...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Ok I never comment and usually just go through posts However In these recent turbulent times in Indian aviation where we have seen a 25 year old Airline like 9W shutting down and falling to its demise and AI goin through its new norm of losses Im forced to wonder if this is what the new norm of Ind...

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by FligtReporter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 53471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Ok I never comment and usually just go through posts However In these recent turbulent times in Indian aviation where we have seen a 25 year old Airline like 9W shutting down and falling to its demise and AI goin through its new norm of losses Im forced to wonder if this is what the new norm of Indi...

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by FligtReporter
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Vistara Experience In Premium Economy: DEL-BOM
Replies: 7
Views: 10579

Re: The Vistara Experience In Premium Economy: DEL-BOM

Vistara truly is a 5 star airline to me

Leather upholstered seats even in economy with headrests its unique and i commend them for their minute details.

Its my favourite and cant wait it to grow.

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by FligtReporter
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Air Vistara Doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

Re: How Is Air Vistara Doing?

I flew them on DEL-BOM and enjoyed the service and flight a lot. Of course, I enjoyed it for all the same reasons why they are hurting financially - really nice plane, service, meal, etc. Of course, I only chose to fly them because the flight was cheap, and it has to be to compete with IndiGo and t...

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by FligtReporter
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Looking Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 5781

Re: Worst Looking Livery

I think Jet Airways has a pretty ugly looking livery as well...their old livery was classic which I think was also adopted by FSX 737 with just a minute difference.

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by FligtReporter
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: food on domestic US flights
Replies: 56
Views: 9793

Re: food on domestic US flights

The days of chicken or beef (more likely rubber or leather) are behind us now. Airlines the world over are dumping lowest-bidder catering in favour of a more tailored option. My favourite airline (Jet2) is admittedly a lowcost but it does some pretty decent onboard food to purchase or order in adva...

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by FligtReporter
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: food on domestic US flights
Replies: 56
Views: 9793

Re: food on domestic US flights

The days of chicken or beef (more likely rubber or leather) are behind us now. Airlines the world over are dumping lowest-bidder catering in favour of a more tailored option. My favourite airline (Jet2) is admittedly a lowcost but it does some pretty decent onboard food to purchase or order in adva...

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by FligtReporter
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK970 Vistara DELHI - LUCKNOW Premium Economy Trip Report
Replies: 0
Views: 2710

UK970 Vistara DELHI - LUCKNOW Premium Economy Trip Report

Hi guys,So this was my Short trip from Delhi to Lucknow which is hardly a 50 minutes flight.I chose Vistara again this time,being Impressed with their comfortable seats,Amazing ground staff and courteous cabin crew,My first time was a year ago when they had just started their services and Yes,I was ...

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by FligtReporter
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Air Vistara Doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

Re: How Is Air Vistara Doing?

I flew their Delhi Lucknow sector on UK970 BOM DEL LKO and as always I was loving it..I flew premium economy and was served with snack box with sandwich,juice,face wipes and cookies and also before landing We were given hot towels and also yes they have added pillows to their premium economy cabin w...

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