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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Re: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA

speedbird52 wrote:
Why are so many 77Es having engine troubles? We had the BA one a while ago that had an engine fire after takeoff.


There are some 350 77E's in service, I believe. I would hardly qualify a handful of engine issues as "many"

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7663

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

At the end of the day, people like to bitch and moan about Spirit but push comes to shove they choose them because it fits their budget. Ask someone whether they want a vacation with a crap flight that's cheap or no vacation and the answer is #1 every time. 1 Billion unrestricted cash in the bank a...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5996

Re: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?

I believe they use Air Koryo aircraft to transport in and out. Also Air China (from PEK, but that route is now suspended)

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 55705

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

God damn, just raze the damn thing now and fire anyone who has anything to do with this airport (Should have already been done) and build a new one. They could get it done before then I'd hope. At this rate LaGuardia will be fully redone before this thing opens..... LaGuardia will find a way to out...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7663

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

Yeah nothing is going to change, like others have said Spirit makes its money off the crap that people hate. They realize people aren't smart enough to look closely at what they are booking, so when they find out how much extra gets tacked on, the passengers don't have much choice. It has opened th...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7663

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

I don't understand the hatred for Spirit. I'm a longtime worker for a major legacy carrier and I've booked a ticket on Spirit twice for myself and once for a friend. I feel their website is extremely honest and open about all their fees and business model. (they even say in bold print that we have ...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane

Check the author. Good friend Anirban! :) When Indigo needs to get puff pieces like these written, they go to either Sindhu or Anirban! 2-3 articles a month on average to keep the PR wheels spinning. Amusing, you refer this as PR! Hope, this is serious stuff. Indigo starting long-haul would be a gr...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 7132

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

Ouch. I've flown to DEN probably 200 times and it runs like clockwork. Never thought about a failure.

Concourse A is connected by bridge so they should be good. B and C which are UA and WN are hosed. Ouch

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane

Lololol

So they are concerned about a few month delay for AI assets but would buy aircraft to be delivered in 2021. Seems legit.

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 55705

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

God damn, just raze the damn thing now and fire anyone who has anything to do with this airport (Should have already been done) and build a new one. They could get it done before then I'd hope. At this rate LaGuardia will be fully redone before this thing opens..... LaGuardia will find a way to out...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 9416

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these “pointless” airports?

Many of these are airports that cater to cargo. At large pax airports there isn't enough space for cargo and storage and landing slots etc. Can you imagine adding all the cargo flights to a slot limited airport like LHR? Same applies to DXB. Then add in the cost and it makes sense to choose a Less p...

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19825

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

What's the average O&D between MIA-TYO? From this article More than 415,000 travelers made connecting flights between Asia and Miami in 2015, which ranked Miami 15th among all US cities. That includes all of Asia.. so don't think Tokyo would be a huge number. Although, this article also says “O...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 55705

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

I agree. It cannot cost more or take longer than to knock it down and start over.

At least, on the bright side, with Air Berlin's bankruptcy, TXL should have more space

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10189

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

The E175 definitely does the LCY steep 5.5 degree glidepath.. its quite exciting too.. the spoilers partially deploy on approach. I would have thought it may be worth BACF swapping the small E175 fleet for more E190’s. Just a small correction. BA has no E175s, they're E170s. Which airline uses the ...

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by Antarius
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10987

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

bgm wrote:
I thought it was taken from Microsoft's Clipart library?


:rotfl:

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by Antarius
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16803

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Why use 1977 as a baseline? Nobody wants to go back to the CAB, that's a straw man argument. Let's look at the 1990s/early 2000s. Compared to then, air travel sucks now. I've certainly cut back. Early 2000's you got a recliner in J for TATL and TPAC flights. Now you get a pod bed with all aisle acc...

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by Antarius
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

744lover wrote:
One might wonder why doesn't LH upgauge their metal to a, let's say, A340-600 or 747-400 since loads are so good


Yields most likely. Adding more seats doesn't mean the average ticket price remains the same. LH wouldn't want to fly a 4 holer just to carry 75 more low yield passengers,

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20100

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

WOW is flying A330 not a narrowbody. With a free stopover that AA will not do. A.net overestimates the choice of metal. Most consumers book on price - widebody or narrowbody be damned. I think what's important is that most people will book on price to fill the back of the plane. The front of the pl...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20100

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand the issues with flying DFW-KEF in a 757. What is the other option on FI or WW? Same narrowbody option. And if you think connecting to make it a shorter 757 route all you're doing I a narrowbody to that connecting city and adding the time to connect. It's weird and amazing to thin...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4543

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

What is he difference if they are in the AA/BA/IB JV or OneWorld ? As long as they do not fly to Asia its probably ok but why would they not want to work with JAL, Cathay Pacific and Qanras ? Aer Lingus has to be more then a feeder airline to the OW alliance at Heathrow and grow beyond a few A330 l...

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by Antarius
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 5235

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

I do not understand the obsession with growth at all costs. WN has been successful and profitable by being smart, playing to their strengths and building a large brand loyalty.

I see no reason why they would abandon this and try TATL service.

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by Antarius
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AM make MIA-MID work? / Why does MID have such a hard time keeping service?
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Why can't AM make MIA-MID work? / Why does MID have such a hard time keeping service?

Likely low yields. It isn't about the number of people it is how much they are willing to pay.

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by Antarius
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13813

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

When everybody takes TSA as useless, is pretending TSA is not useless somehow better than being officially useless? I'm just saying it's probably not a good idea to let any crazy person out there know there's a 70% chance of getting a bomb past security. A crazy person is probably not going to be e...

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by Antarius
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 27279

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

J is a joke. Does EK attract only award redemptions and super discounted contract rate J? Who would ever pick them? Aside from the 7 across, the decor is so out dated. As far as first, it looks fine. EY is better on the A380. I actually like Jet's First class on their 777. The EK version just seems...

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by Antarius
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-ADD Nonstop
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: LAX-ADD Nonstop

thgsr08 wrote:
Because it makes no sense. HAHAHA. What's the reason to have, for exemple, SCL-BLR if there's no demand.


Depends.. some genius government member may decide Air India needs to fly it and lo and behold, you'd have SCL-BLR. :rotfl:

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by Antarius
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11279

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

LAX772LR wrote:
When I hear the name "Joon"... I think Korean, as it's such a common name in this part of L.A.

I wonder if anyone else would make that initial mistake.


That's my friend's name as well. We have a running joke about it

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't stop...Emirates ad
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Don't stop...Emirates ad

Very well done.

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't BA 'ONE WORLD' any of their 777s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Why doesn't BA 'ONE WORLD' any of their 777s?

chrisnh wrote:
Seems like the 777 has as much 'global reach' as their 744s so I wonder why the ONE WORLD titles are only on one type and not the other.


The 744 rocks the OW livery like none other.

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by Antarius
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3546

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

There is a huge difference between the airports though. HOU is a small, well run airport. IAH is a concrete disaster. Not only in HOU closer from the TMC/Downtown but you can park, clear security and be at your gate in < 20 minutes. IAH, good luck. Personally, I avoid flying out of IAH as much as I...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?
Replies: 40
Views: 3546

Re: Will American, Delta, or jetBlue expand to additional destinations out of Houston Hobby?

Another thing to add - HOU is not really that much closer compare to IAH in general to many places. From TMC or Clear Lake area, yes, Hobby is closer. From SW Houston / Sugar Land area the difference is not big enough (~35 mins to HOU, ~45 mins to IAH). Similar for Energy Corridor (West Houston) or...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3516

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

How much of this has to do with the grounding of much their narrow body fleet because of airspace restrictions? The wet leases with RAM and BA alleviate it somewhat. I'd expect a huge amount. QR had a massive customer base in Saudi, UAE etc. Not only is some of their NB fleet grounded, the whole ma...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3516

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

Arion640 wrote:
As much as I love the gulf carriers, they are basically marketing tools.


Lumping them all together isn't really a fair assessment.

EK seemingly acts like a real airline. QR is half airline-half marketing. EY is a measuring contest by Abu Dhabi.

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16803

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horro...

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by Antarius
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16803

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Bald1983 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
I will take todays system over the "glory days" anytime, because what de-regulation did do was make air travel accessible to many more people.


This.

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by Antarius
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19825

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

AA for some strange reason doesn't want to fly it It's not exactly guesswork... they don't want to fly it, because they don't currently believe it'd make money relative to whatever else their plane could be doing. Cost + Opportunity Cost > Expectant Revenue Plus with a metal neutral JV with JAL, if...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 13103

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

It's good to know that even the toilets are going to be in carpet. I can finally walk around without shoes on! :D I hate having to put on some footwear just to avoid people's piss on the floor. . Carpet won't eliminate pee on floor, trapped pee odours will get enhanced too Rarely if ever had a prob...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Livery Anomalies
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

Re: American Airlines Livery Anomalies

And on a few aircraft, they painted the wrong ship number. I think it was 757 N198AA that had "198" on its fuel panel door when its ship number is 5FH; aircraft 198 is an A321. I'm not sure if it's been fixed yet but I do recall seeing it a few months ago. I'm not completely certain about...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16448

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

Part of EYs strategy to cut US hub airports. They’ll drop a few more and than go to their 2nd / 3rd Tier strategy. EY reads this forum and knows that BUF, CLE, CMH, CVG, IND, MCI, MKE, PIT, and STL is their future in the US. Let EK and QR fight it out in the big cities. Tell me you are joking... AU...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 13157

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Will AA, UA, or DL have a need for the 777-9? My educated guess: AA unlikely, UA and DL are maybes. They would enjoy the cargo capacity profits on their primary TPAC routes, and perhaps the pax capacity if air travel really picks up in East Asia in the next 10 years. Thoughts? Why AA unlikely? They...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22344

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

SAN-LAX.

16-19 minute flight. But the traffic can be so bad, I'd rather fly.

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 25079

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

BA uses the A380 to provide flexibility and cost cutting. For example, LHR-HKG was three times a day using 744s, now it's just an A380 and a 777-300ER. Another example is LHR-LAX which was also three times a day using 744s, now it has an A380, a 744 and a 789. But there is a limit on the number of ...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 13157

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Will AA, UA, or DL have a need for the 777-9? My educated guess: AA unlikely, UA and DL are maybes. They would enjoy the cargo capacity profits on their primary TPAC routes, and perhaps the pax capacity if air travel really picks up in East Asia in the next 10 years. Thoughts? Why AA unlikely? They...

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by Antarius
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 5297

Re: New Russian Quad Jet For Decade of 2020

It is 10 across with a third aisle. Why would anyone choose this over a 77X?

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by Antarius
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 25
Views: 11378

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

For some reason I thought A332s weren't supposed to stick around long. The 333s are being retired. I think these were originally supposed to be retired by next summer. However, no real timelines have been announced yet as far as I'm aware. Anyone have any updated info? I think that's still the plan...

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by Antarius
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 40128

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

It’s hard to notice the differences in the attached photos. Looks a little taller and more curved back, no? The A350 just continues to impress. It must surely go down as one of the best executed commercial airliner programs. As soon as they committed to the A350XWB it seemed to be hitting one targe...

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by Antarius
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23746

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

So I can't figure out where you are coming from with your pov on AI's debt. As many have said there is nothing weird about the GOI writing off the debt caused by poor management (while keeping the debt related to the aircraft). And remember the banks are all government owned, so the GOI won't hurt ...

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by Antarius
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23746

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

Slash787 wrote:
They should keep Air India Express cause thats the only profitable venture they have now.


Why? I don't think the GoI wants to (or should) stay in the business at all.

AI Express being profitable means they can sell it for more. Cash out and get out of the consumer good business entirely.

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