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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
(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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
And then you have this:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/busi ... 611352.cms
Can anyone save AI fro getting in their own way?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Meanwhile some snippets of news out of 9W.......
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/3asKv ... re-In.html
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/lvLMQ ... -this.html
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Just came across this news on Mint:
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/EqS0X ... India.html
Looks like GoI is ready to talk capacity....
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 ...Jump to post
[/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...Jump to post
[/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 ...Jump to post
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>...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post