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by VTORD
Sun May 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 43752

Re: Emirates to cut JFK-DXB from 3X to 2X daily

Indian Economy is growing pretty well, around 7%. Maybe this has something to do with the demonetization fiasco? If you haven't heard of it, basically the Indian government removed monetary value from a few banknotes, forcing farmers to go to ATMs and wait in long lines to get cash redeemed. Then a...

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by VTORD
Wed May 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 44313

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

anshabhi wrote:
SpiceJet Telangana tourism livery:


A good way for SG to earn ₹25 lakh/pm.

They couldn't think up something better than "Visit for all reasons and all seasons"? C'mon!!
Nice idea though.....

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by VTORD
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 11975

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Sometimes I think, sitting on $7Billion cash, can't Delta pick ONE non-stop to India and offer cheap fares to drive/bleed ME3. Do it for 1-2 years at a loss to administer their own medicine. Exactly my thoughts. Delta has good feed to ATL. Fly from ATL to BOM or DEL nonstop. They can at least fill ...

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by VTORD
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17833

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

subramak1 wrote:


This is in total is 6 frames, where are the remaining 6 frames used?

Subu[/quote]

BOM/DEL/COK/TRV - JED/RUH according to AI time table

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by VTORD
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 17833

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Does anyone which routes are flown by AI B77W. They have 12 of them in fleet IIRC. I know they use them on DEL ORD, DEL JFK, BOM EWR.. this will require 6 planes. Where else do they use them? I know AI126/127 is 77W operated DEL-HYD That is a tag-on that continues on to / arrives from ORD. It's the...

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by VTORD
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY to stop A380 to MEL
Replies: 9
Views: 3730

Re: EY to stop A380 to MEL

Where are they putting this A380 then instead of MEL? I wonder if BOM will see the A380 again. The date is very close to EY's last scheduled A346 service out of BOM (Not sure what the exact date is). Their original A380 to BOM was a 14:30ish departure out of AUH which is probably not the best time ...

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by VTORD
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International to Domestic Transfer at ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: International to Domestic Transfer at ATL

They will clear customs and bag re-check and be out of Terminals E or F to continue on to SEA. They can exit the terminal to meet you as long as they have a boarding pass for the SEA flight to re-clear security. You obviously can only meet them as you have no boarding pass to clear security so they...

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by VTORD
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24507

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Gate checking did not cause this incident. People caused this incident. You could just as easily have a situation under your scenario where all the extra space behind the netting filled up and someone had to gate check something anyhow. That wasn't the issue. The issue was that people couldn't figu...

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by VTORD
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International to Domestic Transfer at ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 390

International to Domestic Transfer at ATL

My friends have 7 hour lay over in ATL on their way to SEA from Costa Rica on DL. What is the best way if I want to meet them at the airport and hang out for some time? How does the transfer process work in ATL? I am new to ATL and haven't flow in or out of ATL for a long time.

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by VTORD
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 9777

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

How does DL/KL/AF baggage policy work with 9W to US? From India, 9W allows 2 bags free for Y passengers to US. On the return from US where they will first be taking the partner carrier, will they allow free bags as per 9W policy? Earlier if I remember right, AA wouldn't allow EY's allowance of 2 ba...

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by VTORD
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 11975

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

unrave wrote:
@anshabhi: That was my attempt at humour to your post asking to caption the image. I am sorry about the confusion. I am not an ATC (or connected to aviation in any manner).


That being said, my vote is for caption #3! :D :bigthumbsup:

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by VTORD
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 11975

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

"77W's retirement age is 16.79 years." What has this statement got to do with what devmapper is saying? He asked a very specific question assuming a 20 year life span for the 77Ws. If you are pointing to AI's avg fleet age, then the rate at which GoI buys stuff, they should have started sh...

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by VTORD
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again
Replies: 20
Views: 5436

Re: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again

Indian politicians never snitch their own, they are just waiting for news outlets to move on. Except that in this case, AI's CMD Ashwani Lohani has his support fully behind AI, so he will not let it "die down" and get this scum back on their planes as long as he is in charge. Mr. Lohani i...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 22709

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

If anyone wants to know the 2016 market demand between India and Washington DC, you can find it here http://airline-news.blogspot.com/2017/03/air-india-announces-washington-dc-delhi.html Quite impressive numbers for HYD-IAD especially which I didn't think would have so much demand in particular ! T...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UAE VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: UAE VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS

How does this compare to getting a transit visa with EK to say maybe take an extended halt in DXB to sight see and then continue onward?

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

unrave wrote:
I welcome flights that help us small city folk avoid international connections at the mess that is BOM emigration counters after 9PM

Still? I thought they opened like 70+ counters now with the whole new T2 thing.....

@sand26391 Thanks!!

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.
Replies: 38
Views: 5139

Re: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.

Just read somewhere that the Sena is moving a privilege motion in parliament against AI. Now I don't exactly know what a privilege motion does but the speaker is asking for "facts" from the MoCA. Looks like AI is selling business class tickets on all 3 PNQ-DEL flights (I tried a dummy book...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Did not see the original story posted here but looks like the MP might be jolting home on the Jhelum Express! http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/air-india-case-why-doesn-t-the-govt-make-a-no-fly-list-for-troublemakers-117032400511_1.html @anshabhi.....one solid reason not to di...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 9959

Re: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

anshabhi wrote:
Surprisingly... IndiGo is launching flights to Doha,Qatar from April.
Gives rise to a conspiracy theory- did Qatar cancel its orders for IndiGo?


QR has not cancelled the orders. They have pushed them back is what I am gathering from this thread....

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

(Seriously) What was all the Suratis tantrum on Twitter every time AI adjusts the schedule or equipment. Airbus aa raha hai na saab!!! So my monkier should give away that I am not Surti! However, seriously. Surti's point is that Air India is used as a kamadhenu to support highly non-profitable acti...

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by VTORD
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

dtw2hyd....where are you getting your numbers around DEL-BDQ being the big loss maker? A quick check of schedules shows that 9W no longer flies this route, but 6E is running 3 x daily!?

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by VTORD
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

What are Yogi Adityanath's views about aviation in UP? He's incharge of 200 million people now and UP simply has the scope for upto 5 million intra-UP passengers. (All existing AC III/II tier & Shatabdi passengers and a lot of rich UP people who travel by cars and buses) Aside from the fixation...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Very surprising. I would have thought such a deep partnership with 9w would have made it work. Obviously not!!! Poor Etihad don't seem to be having much luck with their investments lately. I've always felt they need Jet more than Jet need them. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/27185...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2017/0 ... plans.html

EY204 will go to A346. Per this article, the reason being lack of (or no) demand for the apartment and residence but I wonder if it was too much plane to begin with?
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http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2017/0 ... plans.html

EY204 will go to A346. Per this article, the reason being lack of (or no) demand for the apartment and residence but I wonder if it was too much plane to begin with?

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/busi ... 611352.cms

Can anyone save AI fro getting in their own way?
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And then you have this:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/busi ... 611352.cms

Can anyone save AI fro getting in their own way?

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by VTORD
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

I feel they would do well especially with loads(good O&D traffic) and probably cargo on this route (Pune being a German hub in India). Also they can use this route to transfer passengers onwards to NA or in EU using LH. If LH is any metric on the BOM-FRA route - it has taken ages to upgauge to ...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

SHIRDI AIRPORT OPENS NEXT MONTH Flights to Shirdi will commence in the summer and the surge of flyers is expected from Hyderabad and Delhi Dubbed an ‘overnight airport’ by industry insiders, the airport is brought to life by civil servant-cum-writer Vishwas Patil. An airport at Shirdi was imperativ...

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by VTORD
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Air India to lease six Boeing widebody aircraft Air India will lease six additional widebody aircraft—either Boeing 777-300ERs or 787-9s—as its international expansion plan continues. Air India CCO and board member Pankaj Srivastava told ATW in an exclusive interview that the carrier is in the mids...

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 8951

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

Thanks for this compilation! All good information :)
Wow...never realized AA was going this heavy with the 787 action at ORD. And glad to see LX 77W out there.....time for a trip to good ole Chicago this summer I guess!

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - March 2017
Replies: 181
Views: 16308

Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Looks like AI 747 flew the Mr. Modi to Kabul this time, instead of the ususal IAF 73G, or were different aircraft used for the five nation tour, KBL being with 737? Do you understand Gujarati? See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGVBN_HTR1Q I know a little bit of Gujarati and it appears...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 10289

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

dtw2hyd wrote:
I think Indian media is mixing up 5 pending 788 deliveries and long term WB strategy.

Vineet Jain must be the owner of worlds largest number of unqualified aviation reporters and probably proud of it.


:lol: Actually largest number of unqualified reporters. Period. :roll:

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 10289

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

http://www.newsx.com/national/56038-air-india-to-focus-on-international-and-regional-flight-expansion Not sure how authentic this article is. Last week it was TLV-BOM now it's TLV-DEL. Also AI has already decided for CPH ex-DEL instead of ARN. Also AI plans to start BOM-FRA and BOM-NBO/JNB. With th...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 10289

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

6E can happily shift its entire operations to new airport. That alone would free over 50% of CSIA T1. Catch a train to Thane and then change again to central line. Navi Mumbai residents also have to do similar journeys on harbour & western lines to reach CSIA. It takes 2 hours to fly Delhi-Mumb...

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to finalize code sharing with United by April 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: AI to finalize code sharing with United by April 2017

It certainly makes sense for UA to put their code on SFO-DEL and ORD-DEL. IAD-DEL could steal from some of the traffic flows that currently get sent over EWR, but then again maybe the timing of the connections would open up new possibilities. What does this mean for UA's relationship with LH? Many ...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 10289

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

Speaking of LH, May 2017 FRA - BOM booking shows 744. I thought they up gauged to 748. Any idea if this was always the plan or they think BOM is best served by the 744?

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar quietly upgrading ATL to 77W?
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Qatar quietly upgrading ATL to 77W?

Anecdotally speaking, I think it's doing well. The wife just traveled to BOM on QR last month and it was packed on a weekday. Looks like Indian community in ATL prefers QR judging by my interactions around work and socially as well. But again I do not have access to hard numbers.

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 10289

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

https://z-1-scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16665110_1293728534045057_80408906996648981_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9&oh=2673ee1a555be0a18dd1dc626757c9ee&oe=590D9A49 Lufthansa will upgrade Munich-Delhi to A350 from 11 Feb. LH's 2nd A350 destination will be Delhi's first A350 ...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?
Replies: 25
Views: 3287

Re: Impact of new H1B rules on ME3 traffic US-India?

The US government wants to double the minimum pay to give H1B visas in the US, to $130,000. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/h-1b-visa-10-things-to-know/articleshow/56903796.cms Currently, a whopping 72% H1B visas (about 50,000 new visas a year) are granted to Indian natio...

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by VTORD
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 15362

Re: India aviation thread

Yeah but AI is more a money-circulation scheme as dtw2hyd says. But IR is subsidized. Atleast it should start with 2nd & 1st AC on metro routes. This report says AI will deploy A320neo on Kolkata-Bangkok from May. http://www.asianage.com/metros/kolkata/280117/air-india-flight-to-bangkok-from-ma...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 15362

Re: India aviation thread

While I agree that taxes are higher in India, but they are so because govt needs money. Atleast 50 airports have to be developed and 30 others have to be regularly upgraded. Where will govt get money for them from? Shutting down Indian Railways is a solution. Or at least, remove AC coaches from tra...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25894

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

this will certainly help them get Indian passengers. EWR is a very large o&d spot for india. Emirates flys to so many cities in India. I actually see this working for them. Alot of the indian flyers wont mind a stop in ATH for a low price, and seasonally they can do very well. I see this odd ro...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 15362

Re: India aviation thread

Well frankly, I dont know anything about them :). But , We can be the first one to try such a thing: 1. Our national carrier is unable to make its ends meet, and air traffic is booming in India. 2. Foreign carriers are offering cheaper and better product. 3. India needs jobs, and right steps will i...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 15362

Re: India aviation thread

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/EqS0X ... India.html

Looks like GoI is ready to talk capacity....
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Just came across this news on Mint:
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/EqS0X ... India.html

Looks like GoI is ready to talk capacity....

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10567

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

After July of this year, DEL will have non-stop flights to IAD, EWR, JFK, ORD, SFO. Why compete for the same pie when there are other cities with 10 million population waiting for the first non-stop to the US. AA, be smart, look at BOM instead! I was thinking the same thing....you would think that ...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 10567

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

[/quote]I think we know. ORD-DEL was cancelled because of a combination of AA's suboptimal pre-bankruptcy cost structure, the highly inappropriate (far too-low-density) configuration of those 777s, and increased competition from Air India directly on the ORD-DEL route and the ME3 between the U.S. an...

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by VTORD
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25894

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

[/quote]Are AMD bound pax forecasted to take this more convenient option as the airport is closer to their homes in New Jersey or will they take the one stop option via JFK?[/quote] The DXB-AMD flight leaves at 23:00 and this one only arrives 23:50 unless they have a 2nd flight to AMD that I am not ...

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by VTORD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: Turkish Threatening UAE2 Carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 19523

RE: Boeing CEO: Turkish Threatening UAE2 Carriers

Recently they have become quite popular with the Indian pax (in Chicago at least). Have seen a ton of my friends prefer flying <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> to <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM</acronym>...

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by VTORD
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 173-the First Longest Flight Operated By Women
Replies: 21
Views: 9013

RE: AI 173-the First Longest Flight Operated By Women

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/longhauler" class="quote" target="_blank">longhauler</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's good p...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No LHR-AMD?
Replies: 22
Views: 7046

RE: Why No LHR-AMD?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Interesting. Do a lot of Gujar...

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