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by CaliguyNYC
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46230

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is quite a bit of demand between NYC and BLR as all the big banks are at BLR and they allow J travel for all employees. Could you tell us which American banks are based in Bangalore? JP Morgan, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are all based in Mumbai and this wh...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet is dead Go celebrate. You could ignore to read posts by the usual suspects you don't like or even add to foe list so posts from those users won't be visible. This is a forum on the internet, not a grand jury testimony to state only facts under oath. Why troll others with dissenting opinions. Yo...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46230

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

[url][/url] Huh? OW and *A have had the lead in India for quite sometime. QR/CX and SQ by themselves run laps around Skyteam in India. While these recent adds by Skyteam are impressive they really went to full a void for the DL/VS/KL/AF Joint Venture. My point is that Skyteam pretty much has filled ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46230

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

4. BLR does outsourcing which has a concentration in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco/silicon valley, and Los Angeles. But yield doesn't appear that great. Only JFK, SFO, or LAX might have enough premium demand. ULH is highly dependent on paid J. Lightsaber Actually, very little traffic of BLR ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Like Pan Am and TWA fan-boys, you are free to purchase Jet Airways memorablia. Perhaps, there might be even NG bobble-heads! Sticks and stones and mocking comments rather than an intellectual rebuttal. Cool... Btw, things actually worked out mostly fine for me: DL JFK-BOM (nonstop with suites in J ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Most news channels are reporting a tweet from IAF_MCC that India has removed airspace restrictions imposed since Feb. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-removes-temporary-restrictions-post-february-27-in-signal-to-pakistan-to-open-its-airspace-for-overflying-again/articleshow/69600819.cm...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 31, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jeez guys. Why is it so annoying to you that some of us liked flying Jet. I am totally not annoyed that you hated Jet. Jet offered me good service and tons of options from BOM-EU plus a sky team connection. To each their own. . Like Pan Am and TWA fan-boys, you are free to purchase Jet Airways memo...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jeez guys. Why is it so annoying to you that some of us liked flying Jet. I am totally not annoyed that you hated Jet. Jet offered me good service and tons of options from BOM-EU plus a sky team connection. To each their own. . It is perfectly fine to have liked flying Jet. But to claim that Jet de...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6062

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

I’ll a refurbished AF A340 over a A380 any day (in J that is). The slant of the J seat on the A380 is one of the few where I slide down in the night. Plus I find the cabin to just have too many people.

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I love that now on this thread if you dare take sympathy on NG (even though you might have railed against him in the past), you are a fanboy. Basically if your view isn’t that SpiceJet is a great airline, their leader was brilliant in grabbing Jet’s BOM slots and India is on the cusp of a golden per...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Again NOT detained. Consider paying attention. They went home. In a civilized society one is also responsible for financial obligation, payment of dues, paying employee of salaries, run a clean business, not resort to corrupt practices (NO dial-a-mantri for business), etc., etc., etc. If one wants ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Yes, I agree NG was “detained” not “arrested” (I had not paid too much attention to the choice of word when typing. It doesn’t change my underlying point that in a civilized society one need to be charged before being detained. India shouldn’t be a dictatorship where strong men or women rule or mak...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Aarbee wrote: "Again this sounds too petty to me. For once government, having faced the flak for Mallaya, Nirav Modi, Choksi, et. al., is NOT taking any chances. Your are again mis-characterizing the deboarding. NG was NOT detained. They went home and are are free to move around the country. It...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So what happened at the EY HInduja etc meeting. No news leaks? The meeting was scheduled for May 29 and nothing has been leaked to the media which I am unable to interpret as a good or a bad sign as it relates to a revival of Jet. Do you think they are waiting to see who the new Minister is? was Pi...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Indian aviation could be heading into another cycle of overcapacity and that is bad news for airlines Charts and full article on the link From hyper growth to negative growth, the last eight months have been a rollercoaster for Indian aviation. Capacity induction, led by IndiGo, had fuelled a 20 pe...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Indian aviation could be heading into another cycle of overcapacity and that is bad news for airlines Charts and full article on the link From hyper growth to negative growth, the last eight months have been a rollercoaster for Indian aviation. Capacity induction, led by IndiGo, had fuelled a 20 pe...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So what happened at the EY HInduja etc meeting. No news leaks?

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

gives the GOI more flexibility with Jet Can you quote one example where GOI used the flexibility to save Jet? In summary GOI enforced every rule to force Jet shutdown. GOI bent every rule to help SpiceJet. May 23rd mandate confirms India is happy with GOI's actions with Jet, hence no change in the ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

If Jet revives and gets back it’s prime slots in BOM and DEL, Spicejet will suffer, and Vistara too. No good deed goes unpunished ( remember these 2 carriers brought in aircraft to aid the government in keeping a check on runaway airfares). If Jet revives, it will be a classic case on political ris...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Everyone is assuming that DL's JFK-BOM flight will be successful, but if Pak airspace is still restricted and US air carriers avoiding Iranian air space, right from the start, DL's BOM-JFK flight have to stop somewhere enroute (in Europe or Middle East), putting them at a disadvantage. However AI d...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

But sadly Vistara didn't put them in the game. They seem to be sitting on the sidelines taking the scraps the GOI will give them (and not even complain). So I guess we can only blame Vistara. Not exactly. Given the history of Indian carriers with WBs, Vistara needs to take every decision with cauti...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know if AI non stop from DEL-DFW on charts anytime soon? I see AI has closed down BOM-JFK from June freeing up 773's. Is this an indication that they are planning to deploy it on a new route to USA? I think they decided to free up this 77W to deploy on BOM-LHR to fill in lost 9W capacit...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 29, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I was at a jury selection and the judge said that an indictment is merely an accusation of impropriety against the defendant, by the Government , and it was the Government that had to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the person was guilty (as opposed to the defendant proving he is innocent.) ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does the Jet Airways’ collapse prompt them to join the China market? They applied for daily DEL-CTU and CCU-CAN last month, and was granted as requested. They can probably make a considerable profit since Chinese side can’t add flights anyways. That route starting is good news. Jet went under as yi...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I agree. I only mentioned AI since it technically has a FF program that is integrated into Star. But yes I wish Vistara has received the most of the BOM slots but sadly not the case. Also on international, I would have wanted Vistara to fly BOM-HKG/SIN/DXB - these are all business routes and best s...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Only in India can one arbitrarily decide a person can't fly. There are no charges against him. They really have no right to hold him back. While it may seem like I am defending chacha, I am not. I am a rules-based persons. That is the essence in any civilized society. Wow. Have you inside knowledge...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Interesting take on yields. Here's a flip argument - BOM went from having a strong, but not dominant, FSC carrier hubbed there for both INTL and Domestic flights. This carrier was probably the go to for many business travelers and offered standard yield enhancing tools like FF programs, credit card...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

A very tough year. Only the 4th quarter made the year profitable. I predicted back in February that the high yields would last 15 to 24 months. High yields would last starting from when? After Jet shutdown right? Which happened progressively from March, which is about 2 months back. However, as per...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

SpiceJet made a profit. They fly 737s, so have an easy time inducting new aircraft and highering unpaid Jet pilots. The winners are Indigo and SpiceJet. Because of SpiceJet, Jet's missed capacity is reinstated quickly. This help other Indian business such as hotels. That is a good thing. Lightsaber...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It is worth finding out. Maybe it is maybe not. In a normal business world they would do that, i.e., "find out", in your words, in advance of an important meeting. You don't go into an important meeting blind sighted. they certainly wouldn't have gone to the meeting if it was so obvious t...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 28, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The one thing I did agree with from the article - now that the election is over, the GOI can move forward quickly. Either let Jet die or find a way to resurrect (meaning indemnify a new buyer from undisclosed liabilities - which the banks can do and then due diligence is less important). Modi won a...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

why hasn’t Vistara stepped in and started long haul? They could have just stepped right into Jet’s EU flights. I am sure DL, KL, AF, VS would have loved that. Even the LHR slots could have been handled through VS. Vistara would have had the revenue from DL/AF/KL/VS’s already sold tickets to india. ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147677

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Maybe we should discuss why DL believes this will work. Lightsaber Consider the fact that the UA/CO flight has been operating for 11 years, without a true partner in India. What makes you think DL can't pull off the same from JFK? I still think going JFK-DEL could have been a competitive, as the co...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I agree that NG’s arrest is a strong message, but I don’t get what EY needs to prove to anyone. They are not Indian and the public doesn’t care. I think EY would like to save Jet. The UAE is heavily invested in aviation and India is key to their strategy. Where EY and the UAE is misplaying this is ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Air India is looking to possibly restart Toronto or Los Angeles, once all the grounded planes are repaired. News article mentioned expected restart of these planes by September Looking forward to Lohani's leadership in Air India. Hope he improves the airline https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-ne...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I agree that NG’s arrest is a strong message, but I don’t get what EY needs to prove to anyone. They are not Indian and the public doesn’t care. I think EY would like to save Jet. The UAE is heavily invested in aviation and India is key to their strategy. Where EY and the UAE is misplaying this is b...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147677

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147677

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Do people know how Delta will handle meals on the BOM-JFK leg. Since the flight leaves so late (12:50am), most people won’t eat the meal they serve at the start of the flight. If they serve breakfast 8 hours after take off that still leaves like 7 hours until landing. Will they offer another meal or...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Amazing growth, yes, but everyone seems to ignore/gloss over the fact that SpiceJet also has 13 grounded MAXes. So 13 of those 23 new additions are just to offset capacity losses from the MAX grounding. Nothing against SpiceJet's remarkable growth, but just adding another perspective. This perspect...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147677

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Btw last I looked JFK-BOM in FEB/March stops being daily. It goes to 5X. anyone know what the long term plan on this flight is. Meaning is it an aircraft shortage or the plan to be 5X

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7528

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Is AF pulling out of BLR? Otherwise what is the “hole” KL is trying to plug in Skyteam’s coverage? The hole caused by teh collapse of Jet Airways which offered many flight from India to AMS (and CDG). Flight to AMS were from DEL (7X weekly) , BOM (7X weekly) and BLR (5X weekly) I think people forge...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

[ To be fair JFK BOM arrived at BOM around noon. Much earlier than the UA (and soon, DL) flight. Though, I suppose the Indian population is more OK with talking midnight domestic flights than the EU/US. UA has tremendous ability to funnel pax thru EWR not to mention NYC as the wealthiest catchment ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 24, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I think Jet is done for good. Chance of revival is 0.001% I agree with you but per this article seems like the politicking will continue. Truth is india won’t recover Jets jobs allocated to foreign flying. The LCCs will just focus on DXB and a few other cities https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.money...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble....... Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Is it the end for Jet? One airline is particularly gleeful about today's awesome outcome. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7P6xjVXkAA9Rhb?format=jpg&name=large I think Modi has been good for India, but this Spice Jet ad is just too much. I mean can't they keep their connections quiet. Plus what goe...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

sibibom wrote:
This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble.......


Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7528

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

KL is clearly trying to fill as much of the hole left by Jet’s demise as it can. It lacks planes. The BOM add and BLR flights are just using what they had. They clearly could have gone daily to BOM but would rather plant their flag in BLR as well. They will go daily soon enough. Also remember that A...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185795

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Banks will hold 20 percent in Jet 2.0; Hindujas 30 percent and Etihad 24percent Approx 6,000 crore required to reboot Jet of which 1,700 crore would come from Etihad Total Jet debt is 15,000 crore of which 8,500 is bank debt Etihad has asked for 80 percent write off https://www.google.com/amp/s/wap...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8531

Re: VS announce BOM return

Wouldn't EK offer similiar # of miles on J class to India as that of DL? No I am not an elite on EK so I wont get the bonuses. On DL I am a diamond so get 11X every dollar spent *a non elite gets 5X). I also want to keep my status on DL, so I always book long flights on their partners to keep earni...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30829

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Here's another one : KL to start a 3 weekly AMS BLR from winter schedule. But ...these routes were loss making. Weren't they? These routes led to 9W shut down. Wonder what KL is up to..... ;) DL/KL/VS/AF have all the data from the Jet partnership. Glad to seem them want to retain the india traffic....

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