Did not see this being mentioned anywhere. SQ considering PNQ and IXC.....
http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 712_1.html
Had to watch it in two parts. Just reached where Delta is expressing sadness that they don't fly to India. They stopped their two US-BOM fligts in 2008 (JFK) and 2009 (ALT). At that point the ME3 was tiny in the US. Those flights were not stopped because of ME3 competition. This is just wrong. Also...Jump to post
Indigo's interest is a little intriguing. Why would a well run airline with simple homogeneous fleet and young aircraft, who get aircrafts at probably one of best rates in the world, be interested in a complex blackhole called Air India? I get slots, but buying Air India may still not be worth it. ...Jump to post
Recently a Malindo Air flight from Lahore was diverted to Delhi for technical reasons. http://avherald.com/h?article=4aad5c8d&opt=0 Avherald mentions the 75 passengers (I assume, mostly Pakistanis) were given hotels for 1 one day. What are these provisions which allow Pakistanis, or any foreign...Jump to post
Niti Ayog works. I had never even heard about Planning commision until it was dismissed. Avoid BBC for Indian reports. I repeat. That you had not heard of a government body that has been around since 1950 is your fault not a reflection of the validity of such a body! Are you suggesting that BBC del...Jump to post
BawliBooch wrote:Hypo thread boss!
But since we are talking, I am surprised EK dont fly to NAG yet. Most convenient connecting point for all of Central India!
Just curious how it will exactly work if Tata does acquire AI..... SQ+Tata already own Vistara. Now they have AI as well. Neither is profitable (UK's new but still & AI well....). And India isn't exactly the land of successful airline mergers come to think of it. Is Tata being foolish on account...Jump to post
Tata is partnering with LM to shift F16 production line to India, along with jobs. I expect them to go with Boeing for Vistara to appease US govt. That has big "IF" riding on it - contingent on the fact that India picks the F16 for its big order. Unless Modi has made up his mind and the a...Jump to post
Air India's expansion put on hold due to privatization plans. Maybe this is for real. http://www.livemint.com/Companies/11ia3PylTBa8Ic3DzrgdOL/Air-India-fleet-expansion-plan-runs-into-privatisation-headw.html It certainly looks like the Modi Government is putting out a lot of optics on this. News o...Jump to post
Are they? That much over that long is a government subsidy. All it takes is one trade war with one country suing at the WTO to bring an instant end. It is very different government owner versus private owner. If AI isn't privatized before a suit is filed, they are done. I see no one doing this righ...Jump to post
oceanvikram wrote:"Indian govt wants to exit AI" .... sure, when pigs start to fly.
The rhetoric of selling Air India by the government of India will come once every 20 years.
73 of 115 aircraft at Air India are narrowbodies. How can the be primarily an international carrier anymore? A decade+ past the merger it is time to let it go and treat both sides as one. AI depends on domestic connections for international, so there really isn't any separation potential. Lightsabe...Jump to post
Surprisingly, the property sell-off also has been a bust. I think that depends on what properties they are selling. I would assume that most of AI's properties are in prime locations which would cost several hundred crores on the market. For eg., the Air India building in Nariman Point is smack in ...Jump to post
For their tiny market share, why do they have so many aircraft?
Then what's the deal with IBE 6277? That does not seem to be a regular flight either? Also noteworthy is that IBE operated only 1x JFK today (on IBE 6253). IBE 6251 did not fly today. 6277 must be a charter too. If it is an event at McCormick, it must have a sizable attendance from all over the wor...Jump to post
Anybody know what this flights was for? It flew MAD-ORD, then ORD-JFK the same day on the same flight number.I can't find a Spanish soccer team in town or anything so I'm curious what its up to. Any thoughts? Discussion on the FB page for Chicago Spotters says its a charter for the American Society...Jump to post
Does this warrant a thread by itself? Can't we just start this under India Aviation?Jump to post
Believe it when you see it. :checkmark: Few other examples of GoI splurging $16 Billion for 300 mile high-speed railway $3 Billion for two statues middle of ocean $9 Billion for 36 Rafales What!? How dare you call Dear Leader's projects splurging? What's $1.5 billion on a statue when we've got only...Jump to post
In April I then did HKG-AUH-MAN. And the first leg was on an Air Seychelles A332 which was absolute crap and then the leg back to MAN was on an A346 which had the 'old' business class seat, which again was poor. I believe the A346 is leaving service (last scheduled service out of BOM) after October...Jump to post
Is there a Punjabi Airline? There are a lot of Punjabis in Atlanta, it seems there is a market. In fact, I see a lot of Punjabis in my global travels. There was discussion earlier this week that India is a very poor country. I disagree, Punjabis usually carry a large cart of suitcases through the a...Jump to post
So while it may take a few more seconds for some people to scan their phone, it saves a lot more time. Could I print out a paper boarding pass at home? Yes, but its another thing to carry besides my phone, and by not printing it, I'm saving a little paper...... its not a big deal to flip quickly to...Jump to post
CaliguyNYC wrote:"can have a nice stopover in DXB/DOH/AUH" - look all pax are not the same. There are many pax who do not consider transiting in the ME "nice".
Luddites. Malcolm Turnbill, the Australian PM regularly uses FB to announce policy decisions. Is the Australian media idiots for reporting them? A facebook post from a verified account is as direct as it can get from the horse's mouth. I am not familiar with Malcom Turnbull's media interaction prac...Jump to post
hayzel777 wrote:I think that was PIB, not PTI.
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.co ... d-chennai/
Ill be honest, I would have expected IAH first simply because of the Star Hub and nothing else. DFW has a larger and much faster growing Indian community and the business ties that DFW has with India are growing exponentially. If you spend time in a place like Irving or Plano, its pretty overwhelmi...Jump to post
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