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by unrave
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These BOM/DEL flights are exact replacements of erstwhile Jet Airways' flights with even the same timings. As you say this , I hope someone takes over 9W's morning BOM-LHR flight . I'm a bit disappointed that VS timed it's BOM flight at midnight along with other EU carriers . Morning flights to EU ...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Indian LCC's continue to add int'l flights from BOM/DEL mostly, much like what 9W did (a reason small town residents hated the airline for, on here). The big two cities continue to be the most attractive markets for all airlines, be it on domestic or int'l. Just a few posts above there are GoAir's ...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I just learnt that since IBC is a law ratified by the parliament and the Cape Town Treaty bill is yet to be passed as a law, the former will take precedence in case of conflict between the two. Tough luck lessors.

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by unrave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

There is also a safety violation "probe" specifically at Spicejet. Now that there were safety incidents, they needed to place blame on SpiceGet so blame wouldn't fall on DGCA! That's how things are in India. Everything is in reverse. The probes shouldn't be post -fact but should precede t...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

There is also a safety violation "probe" specifically at Spicejet. Now that there were safety incidents, they needed to place blame on SpiceGet so blame wouldn't fall on DGCA! That's how things are in India. Everything is in reverse. The probes shouldn't be post -fact but should precede t...

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by unrave
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 9008

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

SpiceJet has secured three pairs of slots at Singapore. The airline plans to launch daily services from DEL, BOM and BLR

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by unrave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

subramak1 wrote:

India does not need liberal bi laterals with Turkey. It made sense to give them to gulf countries as a quid pro quo for a few things

Subu

India has pretty much made it clear that bilateral air rights are quid pro quo with the recent increase in bilats with Saudi. Makes a lot of sense too.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

By 2030, both China and India will overtake that of the US, it's simple demographics, when a large portion of about 2.5 Billion people begin flying, the US will be left behind simply. Eventually, yes. But not as early as 2030. India's traffic is ~180 million while US traffic upwards of 1 billion. 1...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

that's because our Aviation sector is set to become the second largest by the end of the next decade. Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk Second? No way. Third largest is a realistic possibility. I'd have agreed with you if it was 2014 There's no way Indian aviation sector gets bigger than China'...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Another incident today: SpiceJet plane breaks runway lights at Kolkata airport. Flight SG-275 from Pune to Kolkata..veered off..owing to wet runway / heavy rain. Pilots took corrective action to get the aircraft on center line. Four runway edge lights were inadvertently damaged.All passengers and c...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Another incident today: SpiceJet plane breaks runway lights at Kolkata airport. Flight SG-275 from Pune to Kolkata..veered off..owing to wet runway / heavy rain. Pilots took corrective action to get the aircraft on center line. Four runway edge lights were inadvertently damaged.All passengers and cr...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

swapcv wrote:
unrave wrote:
Last month's Indian aviation thread ran into a record 18 pages. Good job!
that's because our Aviation sector is set to become the second largest by the end of the next decade.

Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk

Second? No way. Third largest is a realistic possibility.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 8879

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Air India Express overran the taxiway at Mangalore, which has a notoriously short runway situated on a tabletop, factors that contributed to the last fatal crash in India in 2010. (Incidentally that was also an Air India Express plan that had flown in from Dubai). The runway is being extended now, s...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Does Indigo have plans to acquire wide-bodies ? I think they are flying their A321s to HK. If they do wish to go further will they go like Air Asia X which has widebodies but is still in LCC ? They have spoken about acquiring widebodies, but unlikely to happen anytime soon. I think there are ongoin...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

hohd wrote:
Right now there are no negotiations taking place

Nope, India continues to engage with Pakistan through diplomatic channels and I am fairly certain opening of the airspace is one of the issues being discussed.

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by unrave
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Air India has to repay 9,000 crores in principal-related loan payments this year. So, how does it repay the amount is it has made huge losses and has no money to repay the principal? Really simple answer. Borrow more money to repay the prior loan! [And, do this over and over again over the years an...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 43588

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Last month's Indian aviation thread ran into a record 18 pages. Good job!

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/tra ... 2019-06-28

Those are ATR routes and have been posted here before.
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edealinfo wrote:
Indigo to start 6 new routes and none touch Mumbai and New Delhi.

https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/tra ... 2019-06-28

Those are ATR routes and have been posted here before.

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 428433

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

$9/hr is excellent salary in India. Maybe so, but not for expert programmers. In fact s/w development in India became so expensive companies start to move development back to NA. 60K per year would be expected cost to hire programmer there. The fact that boeing paid $9/h, means they were hiring des...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How many “incidents” will it take for the Government to extend the runway? The previous overshooting the runway resulted in the loss of over 100 lives. India never learns. Praful Patel promised the runway would be extended but never implemented it. Too bad politicians can’t go to jail for false pub...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 428433

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

$9/hr is excellent salary in India. I am in fact surprised that people working on Boeing contracts are paid so much. Strange that a business news portal like Bloomberg would insinuate that the low pay - relative to the US - given to Indian engineers reflects in the quality of work. Haven't they hear...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019t

I think it would be smart to sell Air India in pieces. Start with Air India Express and sell 100 percent of it with zero onerous conditions. AI express is profitable, has few permanent staff and good slots so it should sell. If they try to sell the parent, there is a super high chance they will fai...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I can't wait for disinvest to happen and see these entitled sarkari workers get a taste of employers that demand actual productivity

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by unrave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

A group of Jet employees has announced a bid for Jet Airways in partnership with Adi Partners under the IBC

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by unrave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

"Budget carrier Wizz Air plans to introduce India flights" I think LiveMint grossly JAZZED UP the context of the story in the story title. First, the A321XLR won't be available for 4 years, and more importantly, the The Wizz executive only mentioned the range that the aircraft was capable...

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by unrave
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Now who would dare to sit on a 737 for a 5+ hour flight from BOM to HKG. ? https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/spicejet-to-launch-daily-flights-from-mumbai-to-hong-kong-from-august/articleshow/69972859.cms Plenty of 737 fly transcontinental routes in the USA - distance and time compa...

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by unrave
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I don't quite follow the logic. Why wouldn't foreign airlines be able to milk CNN for 5th freedom aircraft? How many from CNN would want to see the world? I suspect most of those using CNN would be O & D passengers so little opportunity to milk 5th freedom North Kerala is one of India's most pr...

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet opens BOM-HKG for sale for flights starting 30SEP19. SG already flies to HKG from DEL.

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:
The indigo flight will target Indian tourist not Vietnamese (I am willing to bet that few from Hanoi will vacation in CCU or India).

Why do you think IndiGo flies to BKK from VNS of all places?

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

edealinfo wrote:
Why Kannur? It is a brand new airport run by a public and private partnership. foreign carriers wouldn’t be able to milk it for premium passengers and 5th freedom traffic.

I don't quite follow the logic. Why wouldn't foreign airlines be able to milk CNN for 5th freedom aircraft?

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The CFM deal while being cost effective and Pratt being proactive bla bla bla.... the truth is that many corporates had placed embargos on 6E travel for executive if the flight wasa NEO.... and 6E was aware of this issue and maybe at some level this was an influencer as well.... Really? This is new...

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by unrave
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 9008

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... to-a321neo
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Air Asia is converting 253 A320neos to the larger A321neo. It is now the single biggest customer of A321neo now at 353 planes
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... to-a321neo

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by unrave
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.financialexpress.com/industry/we-are-learning-from-jet-airways-mistakes-indigo-ceos-take-on-jets-fatal-move/1618632/lite/ Indigo “learns” from Jet’s mistake and will not order wide bodied aircraft. Good call in my opinions . separately, Lufthansa has decided to clos...

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by unrave
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet just announced the launch of a few international routes
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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Unrave if you feel the process was great and didn’t favor Spice ok. But I think it is pretty clear that many many people think it was favoritism to Spice. The fact that the GOI made up the rules as it went along opened the door for this. IATA said as much. It is totally fair to question what happen...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You both are saying the same thing. Unravel is just misunderstanding your post. Pretty amazing that India didn’t have a formal slot allocation process. Again I also blame the airlines. They don’t complain. The problem with Indian aviation is that the airlines and the unions are happy with all the g...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

. That has been my only demand from the beginning of this argument. And my point is why bother. You haven't accepted the point about the Govt blatantly favoring Spicejet to the detriment of other carriers and the Indian public. You will never accept anything that's against the current government or...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Subramanian Swamy moves High Court seeking direction to CBI, ED to file status report in AirAsia case The application was filed in a pending petition by Swamy challenging the flying licences granted to AirAsia India and Vistara. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65026990.cms?...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Please do not bring in irrelevant arguments. How is it irrelevant? It goes to the very heart of your argument for proof. When something is given, you don't accept, no matter what! With all due respect, for purposes of analogy, go back and read what I have written about an ostrich. It is irrelevant ...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Go ahead. Have you accepted that the Indian Government unfairly and unduly favored SpriceJet to the detriment of of other carriers and the Indian public? If you are not convinced of that, no amount of convincing on any other topic will ever help. Please do not bring in irrelevant arguments. What I ...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

That was a poor attempt at deflection, try better next time. No, I am not deflecting, I am sticking to my only demand from the beginning: Corroborate your claim regarding Su Swami. Like I said previously, you will never accept anything, NO MATTER WHAT. And, I proved it! Why bother. Boss, you have p...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

If you don't believe what's stated bluntly in bold in headlines in Indian newspapers, nothing will ever convince you ever. Go ahead, show me the "Bluntly stated headline in an Indian newspaper" that corroborates your claim of Su Swami suing at the behest of XYZ airline. That was a poor at...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo wrote:
If you don't believe what's stated bluntly in bold in headlines in Indian newspapers, nothing will ever convince you ever.

Go ahead, show me the "Bluntly stated headline in an Indian newspaper" that corroborates your claim of Su Swami suing at the behest of XYZ airline.

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Provided you accept that the current Government unduly and unjustly favored Spicejet to the detriment of other carriers and the Indian public. If you don't then there is zero chance you will accept anything. So you have nothing to back that claim? That was BS then? Got it. So,you don't accept that ...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo wrote:
Provided you accept that the current Government unduly and unjustly favored Spicejet to the detriment of other carriers and the Indian public. If you don't then there is zero chance you will accept anything.


So you have nothing to back that claim? That was BS then? Got it.

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Boss, we don't want your empty rhetoric. Show us the PROOF. "IndiGo, Tatas protest govt's basis for allotting Jet Airways slots" ."....have opposed a government decision to allocate Jet Airways slots only to those deploying new aircraft. Such a decision, they say, will harm their com...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

What "proof" do you need that Spicejet was favored in allocation of Jet's slots? Something more substantial than rants on an internet forum will be a good start. If you think that SpiceJet wasn't favored then I have nothing more to say, maybe except for...........recommending a show on os...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo wrote:
unrave wrote:
If you can't then your statement is nothing more than a baseless allegation.


yes...just like my baseless allegation that SpiceJet was favored in allocation of Jet's slots.


So don't pass off your allegations as facts?

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1983
Views: 253055

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo wrote:
. [A different matter is that SS made up an excuse to sue them at the behest of his benefactors -- a powerful monopoly-like airline rival]

Source?

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by unrave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 54728

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I don't know what you mean. I always meant that those that grabbed slots would retain their slots, and whatever the study is aimed at, will only impact allotment of future slots. In other words, the early birds (post Jet collapse) got the worm. What happens with further slots 1 or 2 years down the ...

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