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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I can't seem to get the right link. It says it's broken. Do you have another one? Thanks For the SG news use the link in #283....that one works fine. I think two URLs got mixed up there. Here is a link which confirms the move: https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/11/21/ana-all-nippon-airways-japan-airline...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense. When Air India ordered B787 in January 2006, their need was very very pressing, they had an ageing fleet of B747s-A310s that needed urgent replacement, they couldn't hav...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

There are reports that in the peak Sydney summer months, AI has left bags behind because of load restrictions and now AI wants to fly the 788 on one of their longest US routes (considerably longer than SYD). It will be interesting to see how they manage to pull this off! If it’s successful, AI can ...

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by VTORD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

ORIGIN DESTINATION Flight Number FREQ DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRCRAFT STOPS Delhi Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 1:50 13:40 B777-ER 1 Mumbai Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 6:05 13:40 B777-ER This is a copy - paste of the tabulated information from this page: http://www.airindia.com/time-table.htm I used the para...

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by VTORD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I guess this was done during airspace blockade.. Would 788 have the legs for Del- IAD? Yes. Guess they haven't updated it. :lol: I think they should be able to pull it off. DEL-IAD is 7506 mi per GCM - that gives it approx., 1000 mi breathing space to the 788. Via BOM? What was the origin & des...

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by VTORD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

^^Their website time table still shows IAD on 77W via BOM :roll:

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by VTORD
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The same plane VT-ALS has been doing BOM-LHR for the past 8 days that’s why I assumed one is enough. To add to the utilization piece, one plane each for 3/wk YYZ, IAD and SFO is also poor utilization Yeah.....I think if both the SFO flights and IAD operate on the same day (using the same equipment ...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

DEL-LHR, BOM-LHR, DEL-IAD, DEL- YYZ, DEL/BOM - JED should be 1 each. DEL- JFK, DEL-ORD, BOM-EWR should be 2 each DEL-SFO should be 3 This puts usage at 14 out of 16 frames. The 14 being used are also at very low utilization. All of AIs east coast flights get in by 12 noon and are on the ground/ doi...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Surprising AI chose to cancel the afternoon departure Del-Bkk , this flight fed lot of connecting traffic to AIs European bank. In another AI news AI upgauged AI 111/112 Del-Lhr to 77w So now AI's 777 fleet is (almost) fully deployed? Looks like all AOG a/c are now back in service. 77L DEL - SFO = ...

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by VTORD
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I can confirm to you that there is no preference to fly only Vistara or Air Asia on domestic legs too.. and will definitely not be on International sectors. Lowest price always wins. Besides starting a route to NA based o flying patterns of a group company is preposterous, however big TCS is. You c...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

6. Why does Vistata require crew training on the 787s? Aren't the pilots already licensed to fly the aircraft ,and the crew certified to fly the aircraft? Or, are you suggesting that what they went through to get licensed is bogus. Crew familiarization is about a lot more than just type rating pilo...

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by VTORD
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

New Delhi's top undeserved markets are as follows: [Numbers after the City indicate indirect two-way traffic]. What could Vistara do with this information? https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-routes-asias-top-10-airports-non-stop-service/ Not much. For e.g., 130K is a pretty low number for an airp...

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by VTORD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

http://nyc787.blogspot.com/

Click on the 787 Spreadsheets link >> Current Production tab
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http://nyc787.blogspot.com/

Click on the 787 Spreadsheets link >> Current Production tab
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by VTORD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Just saw this pic of the special commemorative 787 in the database and must say it is a bit underwhelming...the symbol on the tail does justice to neither the tail nor the event it is supposed to be celebrating. What a waste of money!

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by VTORD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Question, does the three ex-HNA B789 Vistara is currently taking constitute to the 6-pcs order they have placed with Boeing? Or these three are top up? I am guessing these will count towards the first 6 though they have 4 options and might very well convert them if they are getting some NTU frames....

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 194680

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Totally anecdotal but last Tuesday's departure (last week in October) had only two seats open in Y, which I found promising. Of course one night's flight doesn't make or break it, but that's not bad for shoulder season mid-week. Totally anecdotal again but I was looking for some BOM-IND RTs over Fe...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 6086

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

Spiderguy252 wrote:

Desperate QR are desperate.

Desperate QR doing desperate PR!!! :lol:

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Indigo signs a "one-way" code share with Qatar Airways. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/07/reuters-america-update-1-indias-indigo-signs-one-way-codeshare-agreement-with-qatar-airways.html Boy, talk about an anti-climax! One way code share to only 3 stations! :lol: Remind me again why this des...

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by VTORD
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 6086

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

IF AAB is on the record that it's not a stake sale, then why "invite" people to a press conference for something that could have been accomplished by a press release? Unless they are announcing a UA-LH-NH type JV. Now that would be interesting. I have a feeling this has got anti-climax in ...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Sorry it did not format properly and I missed the A.Net editing window: Indigo 48 flights x 200 seats = 9,600 - I was not clear on the mix of A320/A321 so I divided the difference between the seating capacities by 2 Air India 7 flights x 256 seats = 1,792 - 1 x daily 788 Air India 14 flights x 140 s...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 8190

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

So what exactly is causing all this heavy pollution in Delhi? I suppose it must be from some factories but which kind? Around this time a lot of it is due to "stubble burning" in neighboring states as farmers use quick means to cycle between the summer harvests and the winter crops. As th...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Isn't the SIN bilateral limited by seats, not flight frequency, which means that they can't since India has already maxed out? This is a question and not a statement as I don't know the answer. Make Google your best friend. I don't know if they revised it when they allowed the A380 operations (whic...

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by VTORD
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Vistara Set to Fly to New York, Tokyo in Codeshare with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir With the 2 787's that Vistara is getting this month, do you think it is getting ready to fly BOM or Del to Tokyo and onward to Newark? Does the route all the way to Newark via Tokyo even make sense? I assume Newa...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28843

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The only conclusion I can draw from those ridiculously poorly written news reports is that AF has added the A350 to CDG - BLR but I haven't seen anything official anywhere and BLR still shows a B772 for Dec - Jan. A359 will operate on BOM for a month in 2020. https://www.airportspotting.com/airbus-a...

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by VTORD
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

1. To which cities in the US will the BLR flight conveniently connect to? YVR (Can), SEA, SAN, SFO, LAX, DFW (AA), BOS, JFK, HNL, KOA (last two are Hawaii) 2. If you ignore layover times for a moment, will Flying time for SFO-HND-BLR be shorter than SFO-HKG-BLR? By how much less or more? HKG should...

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The BLR flight is daily while NH’s MAA flight is only 3x weekly. It is well-known in this thread that NH MAA–NRT is NOT well-timed to connect to the US, while this one seems to be. Does this justify making BLR daily? I would think so. @CPS001 can correct me if I am wrong but my understanding is tha...

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201910/005371.html
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JAL has announced NRT - SFO beginning Mar 2020. The timings are well suited for the new BLR flight. Both flight begin on the same day. I am not sure how their BOM, DEL flights are timed.

https://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201910/005371.html

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Why did BA135/134 stop operating LHR-BOM-LHR? It was supposed to going daily next March and 777 starting end of November or beginning of December which still seems to be the case. But then, why isn't it operating right now? Last flight was October 25. Looks like the flight was only scheduled until ...

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by VTORD
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Typically how long does it take after return from the paint shop to actual delivery? It seems terribly inefficient for so much time to elapse from when the flight seems "ready" to actual delivery. I don't know the answer to this question but according to this 2012 article it is about a mo...

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by VTORD
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening VTORD
Replies: 4
Views: 6233

Re: Pre-Screening VTORD

Hey Jehan,
Thanks! Sorry for the late response...just got busy with other things. Will keep in mind.
Ameya.

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by VTORD
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

I mean do you actually think India cares about its tourists in other countries? How many Indians are languishing on foreign soil in dire economic straits and other conditions.....does India ever throw a lifeline? What makes you think it doesn't? And define "languishing on foreign soil in dire ...

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by VTORD
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Yes but what does BA get in return? Opportunity to sell more seats to India and a strategic advantage on India - USA as an (in many cases) only option to places like AUS, BNA, BWI, PHX etc.,. Consider this: flying XXX-BOM/DEL/BLR/MAA-LHR-YYY-ZZZ. That's a pain! For eg., BNA has a decent Indian IT-c...

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by VTORD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening VTORD
Replies: 4
Views: 6233

Re: Pre-Screening VTORD

^^ Thanks. I can't do much with the 757, it's the composition in the first place so I'll have to do another I guess. Re: the tail crop, I found this one with the tail cropped 5707803 What do you suggest the best way to share photos for pre-screening? I got a bit confused with how to upload for this ...

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by VTORD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening VTORD
Replies: 4
Views: 6233

Pre-Screening VTORD

https://flic.kr/p/2hwz8Zh
https://flic.kr/p/2hwBQEE
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Hello folks, haven't tried to upload / post anything for a looong time. Can someone please help me pre-screen these:

https://flic.kr/p/2hwz8Zh
https://flic.kr/p/2hwBQEE

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by VTORD
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines during the week of 13OCT19’s OAG schedules update extended schedule listing into winter 2020/21 season, effective from 25OCT20: Amsterdam – Bangalore eff 25OCT20 2 of 3 weekly operated by 787-10, replacing -9 Amsterdam – Mumbai eff 25OCT20 787-10 operates daily, replacing 77...

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by VTORD
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Vistara expands codeshare with Singapore Airlines Group in Sep/Oct 2019 Vistara in September and October 2019 gradually expanded codeshare partnership with Singapore Airlines Group. The airline started placing UK-coded flight numbers on flights to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur from September 2019 (09SEP...

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by VTORD
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Interesting choices. Codeshare with UA, BA and JAL. >>>>My guess will be flights to LHR and transfer to UA to US. This will be highly dependent on the timing of the slots they acquire. But why would they use UA over BA at LHR for codeshare? >>>>Not sure why BA would want to codeshare. BA has codesh...

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by VTORD
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

My thoughts on future routes : If Vistara tries to launch EWR - BOM / DEL with UA partnership with those 787-9s , I'm pretty sure that will mark the end of AI operating that route. Even the most loyal AI pax will shift happily to Vistara. After all let the so called national carrier get a taste of ...

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by VTORD
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 44877

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

According to Wikipedia, AI ATQ - STN begins Nov 7 but I can't find anything official other than one news report from simplyflying. STN is loaded as a destination in the AI booking engine but no flights come up for Nov 7 - 21. Edit: Found this so I guess it's on but you would think they would load th...

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by VTORD
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

True, Hounslow and surrounding area happens to be a central point. Except the restrictions at LHR are well know. STN is still reasonably well connected. Not to mention residents outside of London, e.g. Birmingham, could find it convenient to access STN. Route may be politically motivated, but worth...

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by VTORD
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

As per Civil Av. minister, Air India will commence thrice weekly Amritsar- London Stansted flights from Nov '19. What is the reasoning for this route? As far as I can tell LHR is the best positioned airport for the Indian community in London. Even LGW is closer than STN. STN falls under what is Eas...

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by VTORD
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13799

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

I was expecting a large Lockheed Martin order. Texas-India non-stop rumor fits perfectly. Never say never AFA India's fighter deals but I don't think this will happen for a while at least. Rajnath Singh is poised to formally take possession of the first Rafale on Oct 8, so I am assuming they will w...

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13799

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

this is an interesting concept and would be a political coup. Only The PM could pull it off. Let’s see. Easy with the hyperbole eh? "Political Coup"? "Only the PM can pull it off?" Seriously?? It's about a route announcement. He hasn't mediated ending Qatar's blockade for heaven...

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

avier wrote:
Vistara does fly to COK. It was one of their earliest destinations they had added.

My bad, i should have checked the route map more carefully.
Thanks for clarifying!

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13799

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

b) DEL - FRA - IAH (saves fuel, UA European hub; maybe Lufthansa will chip in some feed) IAH is a A380 destination for LH + a significant UA-LH JV / code share route. I don't see them providing much feed. c) DEL - AUH - IAH (does the DEL to IAH routing cross close to the UAE)? If yes, AI could get ...

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by VTORD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13799

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

AI has just 3 77Ls, which are caught up in a perennial DEL-SFO-DEL and DEL-BOM-DEL run. Even if you were to chop off the BOM operation, it's not enough bandwidth to launch DEL-IAH at a desirable frequency you would think. IIRC AI has slack in their 77W fleet. So what if they up-gauge SFO and IAD to...

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by VTORD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Your message is a bit cryptic. To make things clear, could you indicate potential routes that could conceivably by feasible. Thanks Many have discussed about aviation growth. My simple submission that few markets seem to have been totally overlooked: a) Maharashtra continues to be the highest GDP s...

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by VTORD
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Per CAPA, Vistara is to commence Delhi-Patna service in Oct-2019 or Nov-2019. Would Patna be a new station for them? Per the PAT Wikipedia page, it starts October 27. I can't find anything other than the CAPA report to corroborate this other than this link from Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi) which claim...

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by VTORD
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

What you said about Indore provides good reasoning for starting flights there. BOM- IDR, though would depend on slot availability at BOM Do you know how many of jet's slots Vistara received? I think it was something like 44 slots (or 22 slot pairs). If this is the case, how many of the 22 slot pair...

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by VTORD
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40086

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

^^ More than likely a payload issue IMHO. But still if they had to remove the entire flight's bags, that's a worrying sign for sure. Does anyone know what the baggage allowance is for 6E's IST flights?

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