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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

It will hurt the IT industry if BLR loses EU connections and I hope BLR airport understands this. DO you really expect the airport to say no a new destination? Of course not . However it can be a serious case if BLR really loses FS domestic flights. The EU carriers need someone to interline. Well a...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Connections from one TK flight each at DEL and BOM are not going to fill 6E planes. What is Indigo PLF and OTP for November '18?? Sure BLR-IST is a possibility. The sad part, BLR turning into a ULCC hub If there is any further 9W consolidation at BLR, BLR has to depend on O&D traffic or 6E/AI c...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Would be interesting to see how transfer traffic will work for say a XXX-IST-YYY (non-BOM/DEL) routing. TK is essentially full service international carrier. BLR/HYD/MAA would be about a 7-8 hour flight from IST. So how are they going to price the tickets, services like meals etc., if a pax is gett...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Big news of the day: IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines. This also follows that IndiGo's launch of IST is imminent, probably with A321neo. Currently TK flies 7x weekly to DEL and BOM each. Will TK too code share with indigo? Absolutely. That is how codeshares usually work No...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Big news of the day: IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines. This also follows that IndiGo's launch of IST is imminent, probably with A321neo. Currently TK flies 7x weekly to DEL and BOM each.


Will TK too code share with indigo?

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Air Asia finally adds BOM to its network with the announcement of 1x daily BLR-BOM wef 15JAN19. This route is currently served by at least 32 daily frequencies across carriers.


Any idea which terminal they'll use at BOM?

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by binayak
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 390395

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

RobK wrote:
Presumably that must be the 5 in service JXA-E and the 3 parked at Seattle JXF/G/H. I just checked FR and JXA-E are all still in service as I write.


They are returning 737NGs not Max. It's a misinformation in the article.
They're delaying the delivery of Max.

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by binayak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Would 9W or AI have been in a better situation if they had taken delivery of the 789 by now? Yes, not as bad as what they are now. Considering both airlines rely on int'l revenues to subsidize their domestic networks losses, it would have made some difference. The economics of the 789 are amazing f...

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by binayak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

345 wide bodies!!! I hope GOI after seeing this don't get too excited and write another 50 WB order for AI !!! 20 years is a long time though. 20 years back AI was a near monopoly. In 20 years it has become nearly irrelevant in domestic ops. I am pretty sure in 2037 AI will be unrecognisable from w...

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by binayak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

345 wide bodies!!! I hope GOI after seeing this don't get too excited and write another 50 WB order for AI !!!

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by binayak
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Changing seat configuration every few years costs a bit of money AI doesn’t have. Even UA took almost 10 yrs now, after merger with CO to get its strategy right I think switching to a 2-2-2 layout for J on the 777 fleet shouldn't be that hard or expensive. AI already has bought the seats for the 78...

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by binayak
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
AI launches 2x weekly Delhi-Najaf flights wef 7JAN19
Najaf is a city in central Iraq

Well I wonder how's Iraqi airways flight from Mumbai to Najaf (continuing to Baghdad) doing. There must be significant traffic from Najaf else the flight could've been done without that stop too.

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by binayak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

You are right. Doesn't AI's 77L have 34 pitch in Y. So every seat is basically economy comfort. That said, AI needs to refresh these planes - make Y denser, add a premium Econ, go to direct aisle access J (even if it is high density BA style) and burn First class Do you really believe the nincompoo...

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by binayak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Intense bad publicity about the dated product actually helps AI, without that, ministries won't sign off on cabin refits. UA's announcement increases the urgency. AI crew are better suited for the demographics it serves. The older crew are retiring at a rapid pace. Crew attitude is one area UA can ...

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by binayak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Aren't AI's long haul product deteriorating (or has already) with non functioning IFE, worn out seats /interiors? I'm guessing AI is at a disadvantage here . They are going to lose out. UA is deploying their latest product and aircraft, the 789. Read this I don't think DEL SFO can support 16 weekli...

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by binayak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Why are they staring daily flights if it is going to be seasonal? A 4x weekly schedule would be more suited to test the waters, no?

You get better corporate contracts and premium traffic for a daily flight than a 3/4 weekly.

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by binayak
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Will the UA SFO-DEL announcement cause AI to cut back or is there enough traffic for 16 flights a week in this route? I presume domestic connections from UA will be on AI, correct? I don't think DEL SFO can support 16 weeklies TBH Some tips from my side to AI : 1. Shift AI 183/184 to BOM so that ne...

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by binayak
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

DTWLAX wrote:
binayak wrote:
I'd earlier thought BLR. Well BOM relaunch is excellent for ST as a whole . ST and friends will rule LHR BOM with 4 dailies.

ST?? You mean Skyteam? VS and 9W, both are not part of Skyteam.


My bad. I actually meant skyteam and friends.

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by binayak
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

LHRFlyer wrote:
Would be surprising given that Virgin has previously cancelled this route twice before.


Well now with an Indian partner they're stronger than before. Same reason why DL is coming back too

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by binayak
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

I'd earlier thought BLR. Well BOM relaunch is excellent for ST as a whole . ST and friends will rule LHR BOM with 4 dailies.

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by binayak
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: IndiGo: From 0 to 200 aircraft in 12 years

The thread title should be changed to "from 100 to 200 in 4 years "

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by binayak
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Hainan business class seats on the 787 are a world apart from the sorry ones on AI Hainan airlines has 2-2-2 AI type J in 788s . The one you showed was of 789s How does it matter? I'm comparing the latest 787 business products on the respective airlines No use of that because entire A.net knows abo...

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by binayak
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Hainan business class seats on the 787 are a world apart from the sorry ones on AI


Hainan airlines has 2-2-2 AI type J in 788s . The one you showed was of 789s

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by binayak
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Now I think posting pictures of random airline's business class and comparing with AI's need to stop. It has been said multiple times before that AI's business product is out dated. And AI themselves never claimed their product to be "good ". Had I been AI, I would've tried reverse herring...

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by binayak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Thank You. Do you know if they were fitted with a new seatback IFE? I may repent asking this question!!! Nope . IFE and its contents remains the same as it was in the old one . That's something AI should care for . They did make changes in the amenity kit and the bedding . They could've at least ma...

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by binayak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Thank You. Do you know if they were fitted with a new seatback IFE? I may repent asking this question!!! Nope . IFE and its contents remains the same as it was in the old one . That's something AI should care for . They did make changes in the amenity kit and the bedding . They could've at least ma...

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by binayak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Any idea what happened to the Maharaja Business Class which was announced with such fanfare? That's nothing but lie flat business class instead of angle flat in the 777s . Rest everything remains the same including 2-3-2 layout. The given aircraft VT ALX contains the same. Did AI refit all 77Ws and...

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by binayak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AFAIK all 77Ws are capable of higher MTOW, just need paperwork and payment to GE/Boeing. The only advantage with VT-ALX is clean cabins, which will be a short-term advantage before interiors get trashed by pax. Any idea what happened to the Maharaja Business Class which was announced with such fanf...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AI really need to consider to extend this flight to AMD, to fill BOM-AMD capacity and since there is a big GJ population in the NY area. Oh please no. AI should not waste precious WB capacity on such shot haul routes. Their international connector routes are nothing but tools of political appeaseme...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

This year the lowest USA-India promotional fare I have seen is $429 RT. NYC/LAX-India routes seem to be winning the race to the bottom. Yes, it is an anecdotal example but in general, there is no money to be made. Difficult even for a ULCC, let alone Delta. AI seems to be posturing to make LHR its ...

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by binayak
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 62076

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Is there any chance for VS to start another flight to India? Their own partner 9W wanted to start BLR LHR but couldn't because they'd exhausted their flying rights. VS recently cut DXB and the slots of that flight seemed favorable to start this route which 9W couldn't.

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by binayak
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India Mumbai-NYC flight begins today, taking off from BOM in coming minutes. While this route may personally be beneficial for me, I am not too sure if it can survive in the long run. For whatever reason Mumbai-US has been difficult for AI, and they had to cancel a past BOM-JFK and BOM-FRA-ORD ...

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by binayak
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 390395

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The first thing that needs to happen is that employee salaries along with backlog, even with a reasonable interest payment if possible need to be cleared pronto. News reports from this morning claim Naresh Goyal has stated that this will happen by April 1, but this is way too far down the line IMO....

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by binayak
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Summer 19 Schedule?
Replies: 21
Views: 4969

Re: Delta Summer 19 Schedule?

Is there any information on the upcoming Mumbai flight in the summer schedule?

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by binayak
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi
Replies: 28
Views: 3497

Re: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi

anshabhi wrote:
Government should allow all foreign airlines to participate in international version of RCS. It would be fun to see how the things pan out in that case

That's good idea. However I don't think IST will be under RCS.
Mostly it will be South East Asia / East Africa /Middle East.

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by binayak
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi
Replies: 28
Views: 3497

Re: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi

That's good if happens.
TK has excellent Y product (both hard and soft), J although is a bit older version (in the 777s at least). Flew them in 2016 for a trip to Turkey .
From what I hear, they provide excellent deals for India US. However on the India EU routes, they're a bit on the expensive side

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by binayak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10198

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

As a thumb rule it takes 3 years to build a runway in India. The work on NMIA runway hasn't started so we are unlikely to see a functional airport before 2022. That's later. Have CIDCO completed pre construction activities? Has GVK group been given the land for infra development? Negative on both c...

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by binayak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10198

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

unrave wrote:
As a thumb rule it takes 3 years to build a runway in India. The work on NMIA runway hasn't started so we are unlikely to see a functional airport before 2022.


That's later. Have CIDCO completed pre construction activities? Has GVK group been given the land for infra development?

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by binayak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10198

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

So the deadline for the new Bombay airport was Dec 2019, but now its been delayed to March 2020. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/navi-mumbai-airport-to-be-delayed-by-four-months-new-date-is-march-2020-cm-devendra-fadnavis/articleshow/66889712.cms Take the promises of these political...

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by binayak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

[twoid][/twoid] Something quite interesting... On one hand DL has hinted that their upcoming India route might be ATL BOM but hasn't announced anything. On the other hand Indo Americans in Georgia are requesting AI for a flight to ATL. I highly doubt whether AI will go for it. Does AI even have the ...

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by binayak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Something quite interesting...
On one hand DL has hinted that their upcoming India route might be ATL BOM but hasn't announced anything.
On the other hand Indo Americans in Georgia are requesting AI for a flight to ATL.
I highly doubt whether AI will go for it.

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by binayak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Qatar Airways to codeshare with GoAir and IndiGo. "We are making partnerships with Indian domestic partners. We are very close to agreeing codeshares with Indigo and GoAir." Link: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-akbar-al-baker-chief-executive-qatar-ai-453128/ Don't th...

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by binayak
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 25431

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Now what will happen to the routes with Joon service instead of AF?
BOM for example got Joon last year. Will it be back to mainline AF?

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by binayak
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Astonishing that the BASAs have not changed since 2005. On a related note, when you're flying only once a day to BOM or BLR, you might as well give decent timings on your route. Almost all QR routes to India arrive between 2am and 5am, and depart at that time. Does this restriction have anything to...

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by binayak
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

people fly to JNB via SIN? That's quite a weird routing IMO. Plus JFK via SIN means flying XXX -SIN -FRA -JFK which is too long a route. The world's longest flight Singapore-New York Has only Y+ and J seats. I'm sure no premium traveller from any part of India will fly to NYC via SIN. There are ton...

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by binayak
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

people fly to JNB via SIN? That's quite a weird routing IMO.
Plus JFK via SIN means flying XXX -SIN -FRA -JFK which is too long a route.

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by binayak
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam and 9W: DL a potential saviour?
Replies: 10
Views: 2634

Re: SkyTeam and 9W: DL a potential saviour?

Well regarding MAA, the CDG flight isn't as yielding as BLR / BOM CDG /AMS. Thus currently frequency additions are unlikely. If with time it gains popularity and yields increase, then definitely more frequencies. Remember BA, LH have been serving MAA for around 2 decades and jet started just last ye...

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by binayak
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam and 9W: DL a potential saviour?
Replies: 10
Views: 2634

Re: SkyTeam and 9W: DL a potential saviour?

Jet airways is already skyteam India. DL if it picks up a stake in 9W , they've to deal with EY. EY won't give up their stake as that gives them right to use the seat entitlement of Indian carriers to AUH too. What 9W needs is someone who can shape up their domestic network as int'l is already in a ...

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by binayak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Earlier I thought that web check in reduces costs as less staff at check in counters need to be deployed. This is quite evidently aimed at getting people to pay more. Imagine the queues in front of IndiGo counters on a weekday morning in BOM. Would you rather risk missing your flight - IndiGo is no...

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by binayak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163888

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Earlier I thought that web check in reduces costs as less staff at check in counters need to be deployed.

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