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by VTORD
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

karan69 wrote:
AI operated 77L ops on BOM DEL to JFK in 2007, 5 days before 9W started their BRU hub ops,


I guess I stand corrected then...Thanks!
So did they run their JFK/EWR non-stops when they were running ORD-FRA-BOM and EWR-FRA-AMD?

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

They opted for the lower MTOW option because their plan all along was to scissor hub out of LHR from destinations in India. An armada of 77W's flying from BOM, DEL, BLR, HYD, MAA, CCU through LHR to various points in the US. That didn't work out too well as LHR's slot costs were too prohibitive. Th...

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by VTORD
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

To me it increasingly appears that NG would rather take the airline down with him than letting go. I believe he is trying to cling on to the airline for another 6 months hoping for a change in government and a return of the 'dial mantri to get 1000 crore from SBI' days. Must agree with you that it ...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

It will now be YYZ Vadodara direct flight. And we have a winner.... :rotfl: :trophy: ROFL. Not STV or AMD ? :lol: Actually, I am going to propose STV-DTW non-stop. DTW being the leader of American airports and STV will be the mega hub of India. It will be a high yield route. Once WWWAS gets on boar...

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Things might actually get worse for the airlines. The railways have decided to become innovative; Train 18 may be able to shave about 30-40% of travel time for Shatabdis. That means for train journeys up to 3 hrs will take away business away. 30-40% ! I would like to see any source for that and wag...

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by VTORD
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Manisha Singhal reports in the Financial Express that Delta has expressed interest in acquiring both Goyal's 51% and Etihad's 24% stakes https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/arvind-to-list-brands-engineering-businesses-by-january-2019/1366047/ I doubt if this is possible. Indian FDI regulation...

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by VTORD
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India to serve Mumbai - JFK 3 x Weekly beginning December 7, 2018. Aircraft will be 77W:
AI 105 0100 BOM JFK 0655 W, F, Su
AI 106 1105 JFK BOM 1210+1 W, F, Su

It's bookable now

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 7209

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

The re-branding debate aside, it's a nice, clean, simple commercial. I like it.

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by VTORD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/
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Not sure if this was discussed here before:

Jet Airways expands Singapore
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2018/

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by VTORD
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

AI wrote:
They can turn 9W into a LCC & expand UK as a FSC.

That is literally the last thing that they should do. You do not want a repeat of the Jet-JetLite-JetKonnect nonsense

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by VTORD
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Especially if they will also buy a large part of Etihad, making it "more Indian". You mean they will buy "Etihad's stake in Jet" not a stake in Etihad itself" right? Ideally a new Jet/Vistara would be 10% SQ and 10%AF/KL/DL and the rest Tatas / Indian public shareholders. T...

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by VTORD
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Out of curiosity, is it possible that AI are considering AMD-EWR non-stop now, given LHR-EWR is ending? If they have a fleet problem, just make DEL-SFO a daily 77W. Then, they could use 2 77L on BOM-AMD-EWR-AMD-BOM-JFK-BOM as follows: AI141 BOM 23:30 - 05:45+1 JFK 77L 135 AI140 JFK 10:40 - 12:00+1 ...

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 67019

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Try previous MD focus and big ask of people was how his media image got managed as a turnaround guy , while actually doing nothing . Actually slowed down and decided to not act on things that could help stop bleeding . Was very ok to agree to Politicians asks . No wonder got rewarded with plum rail...

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by VTORD
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

So what is the reason that Jet is in such bad shape? Are the international or domestic flights the issue? I really like Jet. Allegedly Goyal Sahib has a very mercurial way of operating and the C-suite usually has problems getting along with the man. For. eg., the Sahara deal. He actually did try to...

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by VTORD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Personally, I think Jet's #1 issue is subsidized AI, but there are other threads for that discussion. Nope. Jet's #1 problem is not a subsidized AI. For the approximately 1st 15 years of it's 25 year existence Jet's only competition was AI. If anything, they should have been in a stronger position ...

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 168258

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Well with fuel prices up 35% so far this year, the economics of such flying is certainly more dubious than it was when first announced. Still dont understand why DL is dragging out announcing whether ATL or JFK will be the U.S gateway. Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either. Gives o...

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by VTORD
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

What are the possibilities they are just working a schedule to start BLR-LHR-EWR or BOM-LHR-EWR (which would still connect well for AMD-LHR at LHR)? Where is the slot going to come from at LHR? Looks like they used the LHR-EWR slot for BLR-LHR. I would say they are better off shifting the 191/144 E...

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by VTORD
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Except that I'm not sure if AI and LH/ UA actually do much of passenger exchange at FRA. Other than IROP - where LH is happy to send you on an AI flight, the A++ JV ensures that UA/ LH/ AC stay clear of AI metal. Again - UA is tied into the A+ JV and has almost nothing to do with AI. Even today (a ...

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 11324

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

Why don't they just add a tag on to their BOM flights or even hire a luxury bus to travel to Pune from BOM like other airlines do in Texas There is an existing private service by a Pune-based company called K.K. Travels which drops/picks you at your door in Pune - a sort of a Super Shuttle. It has ...

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by VTORD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4560

Re: AF A380 to ATL

A Jun 30 and Jul 14 time frame booking out of ATL shows 8:15 PM (screen shot in the article) flight on a 77W on delta.com but on AF's site it's shows A380. So guess they are getting it from another route just not SFO long term? " From that point, Air France will run two daily nonstop flights be...

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by VTORD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 40067

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

The Indian population in DFW is linked to cities all over India, so you need connections. DFW-DEL is only happening with AI. If AA had a partner to connect flights in DEL or BOM I could see them trying, but that seems like it will never happen for AA from any hub. A very distant and remote possibil...

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 26410

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

What a great job by the pilots! Calm and focused.

Can someone explain "ceiling" and RVR for those not technically in the know?

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by VTORD
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Just did the math, created the following hypothetical winter BOM-USA schedule that would allow daily JFK/ORD on 3 77L: AI141 2330 BOM - JFK 0545+1 77L D AI140 0900 JFK - BOM 1020+1 77L D AI129 1230 BOM - ORD 1700 77L D AI128 1900 ORD - BOM 2130+1 77L D Would 2 hour stops at each airport be enough? ...

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by VTORD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Then is SFO a 77W now? Occasionally yes, however the subs are only every couple days. Then that means AI's 77Ws can do DEL SFO non stop. Then their fleet can be better utilized by flying the idle 77Ws in DEL - US flights and use the 77Ls to start BOM - ORD / SFO. Yes they can. Ever since AI started...

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by VTORD
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

What aircraft? Operations like these thrive with a single aircraft/class type. If this is a hodgepodge, then almost doomed to fail. However, great that they are stepping in cities like Vadodara, Indore, Jodhpur which seem to have been overlooked by likes of 6E/SG. BDQ-JAI is on ATR72. I would expec...

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by VTORD
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10632

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

At this point it's anybody's guess how "brilliant" is defined.....

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by VTORD
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 7115

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Based on the response to a query, I was told that 35 seats are blocked one way on the BOM-EWR flight when operated with a 77W instead of the 77L. No load restriction in the other direction. Cash costs are lower on the 77W (???) but it cannot carry cargo on this flight while the 77L could. Perhaps a...

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 7115

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

AI used to fly ORD - DEL - BOM. When did they stop? Many moons ago when I lived in MKE, I often fly ORD - BOM on AI. I remember my last flight on that route in Sep 2003; due to the closure of Pakistani airspace for VT registrations, we flew agonizingly close to BOM before turning north to DEL. An h...

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

NYC-India is turning into a bloodbath! Wonder if DL will cite "state subsidized carrier" and not bite or launch ATL-BOM instead.

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 7115

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

What's AI's primary hub? Granted they have the population in India to support multiple hubs. Looking at FR24, I see that most if not all the flights that are currently in the air towards Europe are from DEL. I may have answered my question ... but don't know what the extent of BOM's hub status is. ...

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by VTORD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

EK should also have the advantage of connections on the US end with jetBlue. Does that tieup still exist? AFAIK yes it exists but B6 operates out of JFK not EWR so serves no value to EK for the flight in question. Regarding your point B, the VFR traffic in EWR are "star captive " they've ...

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by VTORD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Emirates to go DXB-EWR non stop https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-to-launch-non-stop-newark-dubai-route-1.698528 my view: Sorry emirates , next year UA will up gauge BOM flight to a 77W having their polaris J seats (better than EK 777 J). So indian market isn't open for you now....

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by VTORD
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3496

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

I would argue that these are not 'dialects'. India has two major language groups, Hindustani (which includes Hindi) and Karnatic. Northern and Southern respectively. Try speaking Malayalam to a Punjabi - you might as well be speaking Martian. Even if you speak neither, just a cursory listen would s...

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by VTORD
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Desperate move by Mr.Kapoor IMO. As per some sources, he is moving out of Vistara soon! :D Sub-par performance and grandstanding just does not fit with Tata-SQ style of functioning! Vistara/SQ needs someone who can quietly get the job done without too much drama! I have not flown on Vistara so I do...

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by VTORD
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3496

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

In the current political environment where there's a push to make "Hindi" the national language in a country that has 20+ different dialects. As someone who has had the opportunity in different parts of India in a 5 year span, there is a major difference. You say speak English, the local ...

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event
Replies: 19
Views: 3496

Re: Jet Airways Accused of Dumping Passengers During Major Storm Event

Come on, one cannot simply say that getting them anywhere in the country is better than not getting them there at all. Especially if you are in a place that is foreign to them. A resident of Kerala who is not fluent in regional dialects should not be dropped off some place like Delhi or Mumbai. I h...

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

They should have left the Vistara "star" (or whaterver that is) off this tail....it's spoiling a really nice retro look! But the star is the airline logo. In fact if was wondering why it's not fully done here. Because it's a retro livery...check out United's Continental retrojet. AA typic...

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by VTORD
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Special livery for Vistara, it seems like a retro one like IF Vistara was operating in the 70's or 80's. When I saw TATA Airlines for a second I thought did they take back Air India. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/42220963860_0a4ce1e39e_b.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4222096...

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by VTORD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

BDQ is a surprise though! Pretty sure it will be connected to BLR by the year end... A couple of years ago, I remember traveling BDQ-BOM-HYD on 9W. The same a/c that came from BDQ to BOM, continued on to HYD. I had chosen that particular flight because I was traveling with my grand mom who wouldn't...

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by VTORD
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 11201

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

vadodara wrote:

From what I hear, NMIA is not exactly easy for the Pune guys to get to.

That's strange....IIRC, PNQ folks would just drive along Mumbai-Pune Expressway but take the road towards JNPT from Kalamboli junction. This is a potential bottleneck spot but you are still closer than BOM

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by VTORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 412302

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

media never stops https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/08/10/jet-airways-postpones-results-following-report-of-cash-crunch My question, when all airlines (even LCCs to some extent) are facing trouble due to fuel prices, why's always the finger pointed at jet airways. Just because it's liste...

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by VTORD
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7561

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Not to absolve the pilots of the blame, but shouldn't someone in the tower have noticed that they are on a taxiway not the runway? ‘India's Media claim the airline filed a report with the DGCA India that the crew saw an object on the runway and rejected takeoff.’ Keywords: "India's media claim&...

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by VTORD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

From what I know you need to get a Transit Visa if you are changing terminals and all of this depends at the discretion of the immigration officer. https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/102821/heathrow-change-in-terminal-from-5-to-3-flight-uk-border-control-check You can go to uk.gov and there...

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by VTORD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Thank you very much for the reply Khalnayak, It was helpful and I really appreciate it. Has any one tried to get a UK Transit Visa at LHR? There are some flights via LHR too, but I am skeptical about it as my UK tourist visa was denied a few years even though I have a Canada and a US Visa. If you h...

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by VTORD
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 6244

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

JLN - Joplin MO gets CRJ700 service from DFW. It's the only flight there. Check-in, TSA, boarding and rental cars are all in conversational distance of each other

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by VTORD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Oh no, the FAA has made observations in its audit. Surely this is the end of Indian aviation as we know it. No it's not but surely it should also be cause for concern that India is ranked below Pakistan and Nepal? Clearly the infrastructure is not keeping up with the pace of growth? That's a legiti...

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by VTORD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179535

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Recently 9W 116 was diverted to Bucharest due to medical emergency. The cabin crew and on board doctors had done a wonderful job. However our Indian media won't cover up that but will instead publish this https://www.news18.com/news/india/mumbai-london-jet-airways-flight-diverted-to-romania-passeng...

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by VTORD
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 9597

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/bed-bugs-force-air-india-to-ground-mumbai-newark-planes/story-616RjX3JozlsKoW5NXMyKL.html Seems like the planes were temporarily grounded. And then back in the air. Based on dates of incident, seems like VT-ALM and VT-ALX. And VT-ALX is brand new. It was de...

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by VTORD
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 7429

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

Plus AI really needs to pair up with a US based airline on its EWR end for connections, its impossible to connect onto the EWR-BOM flight if your origin or destination is not EWR. The only airline that can provide them decent feed at EWR is UA and I don't see them feeding AI over one of their most ...

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