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by VTORD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 43833

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 712_1.html
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Did not see this being mentioned anywhere. SQ considering PNQ and IXC.....

http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 712_1.html

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22933

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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. ...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 43833

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 21119

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

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!

More of a FZ destination don't you think? Probably not enough traffic to support a WB? I believe QR sends an A320 and not sure if it's daily either.

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet and the 787
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

Re: SpiceJet and the 787

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 43833

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

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...

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by VTORD
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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...

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by VTORD
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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.


As one other member pointed out...more like every year for the last 20 without any movement!! :lol: :roll:

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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 ...

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

lightsaber wrote:

For their tiny market share, why do they have so many aircraft?


Isn't that the question where all the trouble started!? Initial order in 2005 was to be for 28 aircraft. Then MoCA comes in and changes it to 110. There is no logic to it except a politician's ego.

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by VTORD
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Re: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.

BlueLine wrote:
Swiss sent a 77W to ORD as well.


I believe that is the S17 2 x weekly until Oct

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Re: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Re: IB 6259, ORD-JFK.

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...

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by VTORD
Wed May 31, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways names Delta Airlines VP Vinay Dube as next CEO
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: Jet Airways names Delta Airlines VP Vinay Dube as next CEO

Does this warrant a thread by itself? Can't we just start this under India Aviation?

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by VTORD
Mon May 29, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 214
Views: 24603

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

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...

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by VTORD
Sat May 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Etihad A350 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 8505

Re: Possible Etihad A350 routes?

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...

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by VTORD
Sat May 27, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Punjabi Airline

ZeeZoo wrote:
Couldn't be further from the truth. India has not been historically poor. I'd say India was a prosperous nation for millennia up until the 17th century.


Okay I'll give you this one but let's just focus on the post 1947 India for this eh? :)

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by VTORD
Sat May 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Punjabi Airline

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...

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by VTORD
Sun May 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 12005

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

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...

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by VTORD
Thu May 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 40343

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

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".

:checkmark:
+ there will be quite a few who will not care where they transit or the duty free experience....

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by VTORD
Thu May 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 40343

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

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...

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by VTORD
Wed May 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 40343

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.co ... d-chennai/

My bad....I stand corrected. Thanks...
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hayzel777 wrote:

My bad....I stand corrected. Thanks...

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by VTORD
Wed May 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 40343

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

blrsea wrote:

The story has been picked up by PTI and is in other newspapers like Financial Express etc.


Remember the time when PTI also photoshopped Narendra Modi reviewing the floods from an aircraft (in TN I think....)?

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by VTORD
Tue May 09, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 40343

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

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...

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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: 43542

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: 43833

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: 11857

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: 17708

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: 17708

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: 386

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: 24296

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: 386

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: 9674

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: 11857

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: 11857

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: 5395

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: 22513

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: 507

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: 16108

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: 5127

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: 16108

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: 9943

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: 16108

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: 16108

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: 16108

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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