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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 20544

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Could an A-330-200 make it from PHL to NRT? Certainly with winds, I'd think it could make it NRT to PHL. It's longer than two of DL's longest A332 flights (SEA-HKG and DTW-PEK) by a little over 100 nm. The newest build A332s can certainly do it, but I'd say AAs should also be able to make it, perha...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6988

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Does anybody know if DUS-EWR is also switching to EW?

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6988

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW. If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC? Does this mean LH is finally starting 2x MUC-JFK, one with A346 and one with A333? IMO MU...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Re: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.

BOM has a relatively short runway, so takeoff with B789 may be difficult in winter (due to longer flight time). I don't know why DXB is being switched as well, though

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6988

LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.
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http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.

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by Irehdna
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167432

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon.

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7194

Re: IAH Future Routes

I think IAH-TLV/HKG/LOS would be most likely. However, does UA have enough B789 for a HKG flight?

I do know AI is considering IAH-DEL, and I don't see UA starting such a route yet. If anything, the next (and probably only) new UA India route should be ORD-BOM.

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27165

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...

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by Irehdna
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2109436/hong-kong-airlines-adds-major-new-routes-new-threat-cathay The airline plans to start these new routes using their new A350-900. Would be an interesting competitor especially at LHR and SFO, each of which are served by 3 airlines to HKG. JFK...

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: BA new safety video!

Wasn't there a discussion on this a while back?

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by Irehdna
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6264

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

I wouldn't consider SIN-LHR a ULR route. I think the true ULR routes with most competition are LAX-SYD and LAX-MEL.

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6956

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

Not a valid argument on almost any level. 1. THE NY airport is LGA. The reason EWR isn't as popular as JFK has to do with several reasons: near UA fortress hub in EWR, better connection opportunities at JFK, traditional airline port of entry. I am not convinced there is any sizable population anywh...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6956

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

For the purposes of this post, I will group JFK and EWR into one metro area, and SFO and SJC as another metro area. In the New York area, EK (nonstop), EY, QR, KE, and even some *A like BR, NH, OZ, SQ, SA only fly to JFK. Some of these airlines have multiple daily flights on aircraft like A380, with...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

Re: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

An Indian airline needs to launch BOM-MAN. Now one of the largest unserved India markets in Europe! 9W would be a better bet for this, due to better network at BOM and partner VS at MAN. However, I don't know if there is the transfer traffic to USA to sustain a route, as 9W/VS route well through LH...

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2554

Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

AI said a while back that they would start a flight from BOM to FRA in July: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/864810325085794306 Now I know that AI has been adding long-haul only from DEL recently (with the exception of AMD-LHR), and has cut BOM-FRA, along with BOM-HKG/JFK/ORD/CDG around 2009-2...

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD
Replies: 0
Views: 375

AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH
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AI144 from BOM to DEL was diverted to AMD after circling DEL for a while. Does anybody know why AI would divert all the way to AMD after nearly reaching DEL, and what the reason for the diversion was?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 10002

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

BNE-ORD is possible with B789, but much of the demand is to SYD/MEL. At that point, AA/QF can route you via one stop at LAX versus what would be 1 stop at BNE. I think the next likely Australia route to be announced could be MEL-SFO (more likely via UA than QF), not any route past the US west coast....

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by Irehdna
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13405

Re: Air India adds LAX

According to Economic Times AI LAX will be on flight numbers 105/106 on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-indias-los-angeles-flight-likely-in-next-three-months/articleshow/60006846.cms Is it possible for 77W to fly DEL-LAX ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 15030

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

PNQ, STV, LKO?

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 4349

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

I think SJC and EWR nonstops should be considered. Both are secondary airports of main metro areas located near enormous South Asian diasporas. Especially for SFO, is there a case for EY to redeploy the 77L from SFO-AUH to SJC-AUH? As for EWR, there is a similarly large Indian diaspora, and I would ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 7831

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Interesting, I think this will pick a good amount of demand from LH's prior DUS-ORD

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19854

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

They should have made it a low-cost brand, not a full-service leisure spin-off IMO.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13405

Re: Air India adds LAX

What do you think the chances are that AI names DEL-LAX the "world's longest flight," given that a routing over Pacific will make it longer than SFO?

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13405

Re: Air India adds LAX

With 104 additional seats, load controlled B77Ws can be used on any route. Also, higher MTOW is just a paperwork. I would imagine ORD is already operating heavily-restricted on the 77W. There are instances that even EWR had to be restricted (ie not carry luggage) so that it could make the trip. htt...

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13405

Re: Air India adds LAX

I think IAD will have to go 77W before we see any AI LAX service.

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13009

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

If you've ever flown on AI, you'd know how much their quality sucks. United is way better! Comparing business products. Air India's B77W was just plain disgusting inside. Most people flying AI will not care about the quality of plastics, but they do care about service and food. I have flown both UA...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13009

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

DTW is a wide open market right now with no completion to India with an affordable link badly needed let Delta put it's money where it's mouth is and Start a DTW-BOM route on 9W Better get a leg up on the ME3 before they tap this market to. Agreed, I think DTW/JFK-BOM would be the best for DL. It s...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 13009

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

A 77L should work for them JFK-BOM. Feed at both ends (9W at BOM) and perhaps the highest yielding route between India and NA.

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 9007

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

EK serves both JFK and EWR, from what I have been told that QR has been going out full on both of their flights. I dont think either airline has scarce resources. But there may have been an incentive for EK to start EWR over JFK. One may never know what goes on behind the scenes. Whoops, almost for...

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 9007

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

The fact of the matter is that most airlines at JFK do not have the capacity to run both JFK and EWR. So they will have to choose one of the other. JFK is the primary and most prestigious international airport serving NYC, so they will only serve JFK to begin with. Later on, there is more demand for...

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 755047.ece
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AI delays LAX to October and is now considering Houston instead of Dallas.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 755047.ece

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

Each of the AI non-stop flights have a domestic connector operating on the same flight number. AI102 (JFK-DEL-BOM) and AI126 (ORD-DEL-HYD) operate 777 whole way through, though there are occasional 77L subs on the domestic sectors versus the 77W JFK/ORD-DEL flights. In fact, there are often substitu...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ai104
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Did it take RWY 30 to fly over Desi sub-divisions in Arcola/Sterling???


Yes https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ai104

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC104
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The flight AI104 will be operating IAD-DEL-HYD. However, DEL-HYD is scheduled on A320. AI126 is still ORD-DEL-HYD.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC104

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

She landed, 14hr41min and nearly 13000km later; welcome to Washington, AI!

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Re: Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

To be Frank AMD will be out of question being 777 ..Already loose money out of AMD-BOM-EWR ultimately they end the route of AMD-BOM tag. It would be wiser Maa/Hyd since Virginia /Washington already has lot of Telugu population in fast growing now. But infact HYD already has AI127 HYD-DEL-ORD being ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 38509

Air India 103 DEL-IAD to Begin July 7

Tomorrow (7 July), Air India will start its first non-stop flight from India to Washington, DC. The flight will be 15h30min and is to be operated by B777-200LR. VT-ALH has been assigned to fly the route, which takes off 01:15 at DEL and lands at 07:15 at IAD. From what it seems, loads seem to be goo...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41476

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

killswitch13 wrote:
PM Modi has announced the launching of a flight from DEL-BOM-TLV.


Hasn't this be proposed for a while? I believe something like May 16 was announced as launch date for DEL-TLV but that was eventually folded/delayed.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Coming to think of it now, UA EWR-BOM could be in trouble, and is being boxed in by both AI EWR-BOM and AC YYZ-BOM. From personal experience, the local NJ diaspora population (and Indian business community) vastly prefers AI over UA for the BOM route, since AI has been there longer and (when there a...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Ok... 2 things.. The OP stated that YULALG is also there to enhance tourism between the two points. I understand the French VFR traffic but what tourism are they looking to cultivate in Algeria? I'm honestly intrigued. 2. Why would BOM be dehubbed if its the most populous city in India. Even if its...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

Strangely enough, AC BOM-YYZ is flying south of UA BOM-EWR, and is following AC DXB-YYZ. Wonder why the strange routings

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by Irehdna
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Re: Air Canada and it's second innings of YYZ-BOM

This route has the potential to steal a good amount of traffic from UA 48. From my personal experience a good amount of UA 48 traffic is originating at 2nd-tier US cities, where XXX-EWR-BOM and XXX-YYZ-BOM are the only 2 1-stop options. Unless you are right on east coast, XXX-YYZ-BOM is shorter. Cou...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4726

AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

http://www.travelweek.ca/news/two-new-routes-air-canada-mumbai-algiers-flights/ Air Canada is inaugurating 2 new routes today. Montreal to Algiers will be operated 4x per week on Rouge aircraft. The route aims to suffice both traffic from the diaspora of Montreal to Algeria and North Africa as well ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23652

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Two things can happen with privatised AI: make DEL their only hub, or add high-yield routes from BOM/BLR. It would be interesting on which they prefer. It may be very possible that a privatised AI thickens its better-performing routes and cuts its money-burners. For example, 9W as a private company ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23652

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

What needs to wane is every corner of India thinking their immigrants to the various corners of the world mean a profitable nonstop flights should exist. I can't think of one really point to point long haul outside of BOM & DEL (by an Indian or foreign carrier). AI's AMD-LHR-EWR is probably the...

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by Irehdna
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8524

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

From DEL, no, given AI's nonstop flights. From outside DEL, maybe, but I think even this traffic has definitely shrinked in recent years due to ME3 competition. Don't get be wrong, BA is still doing well from BOM/BLR/MAA, but a majority of this traffic (especially BOM traffic) is UK-based rather tha...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9052

Re: Your longest flight

BOM-JFK Air India 141 777-200LR = 12,565 km, 16hr15min; took December 2007 (sad to see this flight discontinued, I remember it being full and well-run) I booked AI127 BOM-ORD nonstop (12,957km, 16hr55min) in 2009 to meet family, but those plans changed. (This was before BOM-ORD became DEL-ORD) Since...

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by Irehdna
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23652

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Probably off topic, but in the case that Tata actually acquires Air India, is their any chance to see them start long-hauls from BOM or BLR? There are many higher-yielding routes on both of these sectors, as the fixation on DEL will probably wane.

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by Irehdna
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31069

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Was seriously thinking they would announce MUC-BLR as part of the plan. Slightly off-topic, but does anybody see LH starting a third BOM flight? They operate 1x 744 and 1x 359 from FRA and MUC respectively, but I think there is certainly more demand (especially premium yield potential) on the FRA/MU...

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