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by Antarius
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

No thanks Lalit Bhanot.

Your AI defense is tiresome. Try a real airline for once and report back- it's refreshing. So many to choose from - SQ, CX, QR etc.

For those of us with no agenda, the seat belt tag issue on SO many seats is concerning. It may not be for you. Have fun with that.

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Next - incidents. 1.All toilets inop - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/choked-toilets-spell-trouble-on-us-bound-air-india-flight/articleshow/57611352.cms 2. Pilots forget to retract landing gear - http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/07/25/air-india-plane-diverts-af...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/54/54957.html
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JannEejit wrote:
What became of the airframe, was it broken up on site or lying discarded in a corner of the airfield ?


It was removed in parts.

This site has some pictures http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/54/54957.html

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Didn't we know this already from like a week after the crash? It was not confirmed just speculated. Many people thought the UAE authorities would mess with the investigation and ensure they did everything to make EK look like it's not at fault, but so far they haven't done that. So far... ;) be car...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

There are two things that make this whole situation baffling and scary 1. 16% of the seatbelts had tag issues. So this isn't a one off, two off issue. It is systematic 2. AI has a small fleet (119 aircrafts if I am not mistaken). That is roughly 10% of that of American Airlines or 16% of Southwest. ...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Poorly trained crews don't remember that you need to push the power up yourself after touchdown as "TOGA after touchdown" is a completely different animal. WE have all learned something valuable from this accident as it could have been much worse. I doubt poor training is the cause. As me...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Re-reading the original article, 44 passenger and 12 crew seats were non-compliant. How many crew seats and crew does a 787 have ? It seems that the only way the flight could have operated was by bumping passengers to provide compliant seats. I can envisage a scenario where the FAA inspectors got o...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

I don't even remember this...are their a.net pics? This was the EK flight that crashed at DXB on landing. The aircraft touched down way long on the runway and then seemed to initiate a go around. The wheels seems to have been retracted before establishing positive rate and the aircraft dropped and ...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11302

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

If it were a gold mine why are airlines dropping service? That information's not at least 3 years old. As others have mentioned, the money stuck in Venezuela was written off by the airlines. All tickets are sold outside the country (and have been for a while), to ensure that the money didn't get ta...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8095

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

ikolkyo wrote:
Hasn't this been known for quite some time now? Maybe I've just thought this since the accident occurred.


I believe it was heavily speculated, but not official. The odds of dual engine flameout are basically zero, so the most likely speculated culprit was crew action.

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17497

Re: Delta A350 interiors

After reading the comments, I was expecting something out of the Star Wars Imperial fleet... I personally don't dislike it at all. Looks simple and clean.

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

These are 2 different things. Concerns over harder maintenance based on shoddy maintenance of something highly visible is reasonable. It's a concern - it's not saying the harder maintenance MUST be shoddy, but there is good reason to take a closer look. 20% of road accidents are caused by drunk dri...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

And if you're calling into question the qualifications of the FAA inspectors, I would say they are already more than qualified compared to the AI maintenance team, who couldn't be bothered to comply with on if the smallest requirements. Makes me wonder how they treat torques and safeties in difficu...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18532

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Usually these are repositioning flights. The aircraft comes in from somewhere like SYD to LAX, goes from LAX to MIA and then from MIA to somewhere like GRU. The MIA flight might be moving to 772/78x or something, resulting in not needing the 77W in MIA anymore. This is because LAX-SYD is moving fro...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18532

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Too many empty seats on domestic route MIA-LAX-MIA on B77W? They have somewhere else to better utilize the 77W Usually these are repositioning flights. The aircraft comes in from somewhere like SYD to LAX, goes from LAX to MIA and then from MIA to somewhere like GRU. The MIA flight might be moving ...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25505

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

OA940 wrote:
What the hell is a seat belt tag?!


Tag on the seat belt that denotes rating, compliance and date of manufacture among other things.

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48173

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Plot twist of the century they order A330neo Double plot twist - EK abandons both A&B and orders a fleet of Il-96. Can't you just visualize this in EK livery? ;) https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fe/60/c9/fe60c966ff623ecab94adc9c7c4507d1--vintage-airplanes-photo-search.jpg

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48173

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

I thought his HQ is a PO box at DWC. Boeing should resist any 777X to 787 swaps. Let Airbus enjoy this yuge wide body order. Would love to see the 350 vs 787 EK order go to Airbus if for no other reason than to see this fanboy silenced/eat crow. With the way he writes, you'd think he's directly on ...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3848

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

What is so "impress[ive]" and "amazing"? The fact that they can make actual business decisions? Compared to the historical mismanagement of Airlines in India from AI, to some degree of 9W, to the disaster known as kingfisher, the fact that 6E has succeeded and thrived is impress...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48173

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Boeing778X wrote:
Has LH confirmed to be reducing their order? That's news to me.


LH had 20 firm orders and options for 14 more. This was often mistakenly reported at 34 orders.

LH let the options for the 14 expire, thats all. Their 20 firm still stands.

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6676

Re: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370069

The seat will be a Thomson Aero Solo
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Judging by this thread--> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370069

The seat will be a Thomson Aero Solo

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6736

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

These look like great seats but the downside is that the traditional herringbone layout is a bit awkward. Other than that its a really good design. Very efficient in a narrowbody context. You could even fit suite doors to it. Reminds me a bit of the old CX "coffin class" https://www.ausbt...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6736

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

Didn't AA already have this similar product with herringbone seat arrangement on their transcon A321? Although AA calls it First Class for the domestic flight, they are the same seats as International business class. Yes. Although I believe they took a widebody seat and made it work in the 321T as ...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6676

Re: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10

How can it be a copy of mint if they want to install direct aisle access lie flat seats? The Mint configuration does not have direct aisle access for all business class passengers. Are they going to use a different seat? A seat like Virgin Upper class probably would work of UA's kind of goofy shape...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6676

Re: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10

American only fits 10 of those seats in the same space that JetBlue fits in 16 of its Mint seats which are the Thompson Vantage. I don't think the Webber Cirrus reverse herringbone seat is a good use of space in a narrowbody configuration. The aisle is far wider than necessary. Agreed.The 1-1 seat ...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

The nonstops are best for O&D traffic. AI would be better off going to a multi hub approach, such as BLR-SFO nonstop to try to grab as much O&D traffic as possible and eliminate the connections. As it stands, no one (maybe except for anshabhi and his ilk) would willingly choose AI over the ...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

It is hilarious to claim connections at DXB, AUH or DOH are better than DEL. Totally ignorant comment. Have you been to them? AUH is pretty poor, although DXB and DOH wipe the floor with DEL. Seems like your "mera bharat mahaan" pride stops you from seeing things objectively. That and you...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia cancels Caracas flight July 30 (updated)
Replies: 28
Views: 7432

Re: Iberia halts Caracas

They will continue operating.. this was a single flight cancellation...

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by Antarius
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 10568

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Jetairfly... like seriously, the department heads couldn't agree and decided to cram it all in.

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

3) AI serves the South. It has always flown to SIN, KUL, CMB & the Gulf from the South which was the main destinations for decades. It is only recently you have a critical mass of Southerns in NA. Right now, AI's hub absolutely has flights to the south that confidently connect to their EU and U...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

There is no denying AI has bad image worldwide and there is no denying the 6 parties are involved. The list includes - Competitors who wish AI is a goner - A city which was milking AI - Pay for planted news journalists - Employees - Owner who loads debt but doesn't want to infuse equity - and Manag...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 15038

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

One potential option is building a terminal in the spot of F and making A - E concourses. This way security and baggage claim would be in one place as well as all pick up and drop off.

Would be similar to the design of DEN. Although would require a lot of reconfiguration.

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

Again, please offer some proof. Otherwise, this conversation is not worth having. Its sour grapes/blame the other guy for our failures stuff

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

As a result, Occam's razor says that a deep covert PR scheme to subvert the runt of the litter is unlikely. Do you have any proof of this assertion? You having a problem with my statement is the proof. Strawman much? So challenging an assertion of cloak-and-dagger stuff is somehow is proof of a con...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

AntonioMartin wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
raylee67 wrote:
5) GoI deflecting blame to cover its own shortfalls

Gol Airlines of Brazil?????


GoI = Government of India

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

So lets get this straight.. AI is a (on a global scale) a tiny player, that has a crap reputation and is mired in government meddling and truckloads of debt. Yet somehow there is this covert gestapo scheme to pay people to badmount AI. Occam's razor dude.. Looking good Antarius. If you remove tin f...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

....... ME3 does not advertise against Air India in international market..... In case you didn't know, most of the "Never AI" crowd on internet are paid social media warriors and travel agents who make more commission on peddling ME3 tickets to Indians. It is part of marketing. So lets ge...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 112
Views: 10440

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

The Air India name is for sure more recognized internationally, but it is also not a name that international passengers linked with good services. May not be a bad idea to restart with the Indigo name internationally. On the other hand, the Indian government may not like the Air India name gone. Mo...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 25
Views: 11371

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

gatibosgru wrote:
For some reason I thought A332s weren't supposed to stick around long.


The 333s are being retired.

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41670

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

anshabhi wrote:
unrave wrote:
CaliguyNYC wrote:
Dubai's economy is surviving on EK only. Imagine how important strong intl network is for India's tourism sector.


In todays sweeping generalizations....

Blind nationalism shouldn't trump facts. (And yes, pun intended)

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 47
Views: 11045

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

I think this is a bit dramatic... ME3 is connecting India with a wide range of European and American destinations. Indigo is probably not going to do Chennai-Houston or Ahmadabad-Seattle or Hyderabad-Birmingham. And also even in the VFR market, there are still quite some people willing to pay a lit...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 47
Views: 11045

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

I think this is a bit dramatic... ME3 is connecting India with a wide range of European and American destinations. Indigo is probably not going to do Chennai-Houston or Ahmadabad-Seattle or Hyderabad-Birmingham. And also even in the VFR market, there are still quite some people willing to pay a lit...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Re: B763 vs B738 / 4 - 5h routes

The 763 adds one extra seat per row. It also adds another aisle and a much larger fuselage. IIRC, the CASM is higher, especially when compared to a newer 738. That said, there are many variables. For example on a slot constrained airport like LHR, at peak times it makes sense to deploy a larger jet ...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 47
Views: 11045

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

IndiGo's plans are aimed at throwing SQ and ME3 out of India. I think this is a bit dramatic... ME3 is connecting India with a wide range of European and American destinations. Indigo is probably not going to do Chennai-Houston or Ahmadabad-Seattle or Hyderabad-Birmingham. And also even in the VFR ...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 10834

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

bennett123 wrote:
Just been reading about the. DL video about the evils of the ME3.

Does this not include EY.


That's more about public support and less about facts.

Heck QR was eyeing a stake in AA.

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 10834

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

Excellent move. But if 9W already maxed out on external working capital loans, even DL cannot help. All plans will go haywire if they have to borrow only from Indian banks. One cannot borrow at 15% to run a 4% margin business. Indian government needs to realize this issue and lift the restriction o...

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by Antarius
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

BobPatterson wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:
I guess I'm losing this thread.


Why? Just because not everyone accepts your premise?


I feel this thread is finding a way to be offended.

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by Antarius
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 33543

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

IT is 9W. In 2015 as well, they placed the order as an undisclosed customer, and went public after good Q3 2015 results. https://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/11/10/jet-airways-is-buying-75-new-plans-from-boeing/ 9W isnt really a "major airline" Fleet size of 112 aircraft, 68 destinati...

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by Antarius
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 23723

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

IMO, AI's only shot to succeed is to capitalize on the O&D non stop traffic. For example, DEL-SFO, BLR-SFO, BOM-LHR etc. Centralizing on one hub is a losing proposition.. I would much rather fly SFO-DOH-BLR and fly QR as opposed to SFO-DEL-BLR if I need to connect. AI only stands to survive if t...

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