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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 66961

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

lightsaber wrote:
Where EK would gain is flights to China and other rights.


How so?

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 15002

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

India-Latin America is pretty much nil, and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. India-East Asia (China/Korea/Japan) also has scope for major growth. Ditto for Central Asia + Turkey. Most surprisingly, India-South Asia. Outside of CCU, not many connections to Bangladesh. Bhutan has improv...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11502

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

TK787 wrote:
Thanks for all the answers about ESB. So, maybe some of the RJ fleet Ilker Ayci is talking about could be based there.
If TK is looking for RJs, who do you think are the candidates; E190/195 vs. CS100/CS300 or something else?


MRJs? Or is 70-90 seats too little?

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 179392

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Many AAI airports don't even have a passable lounge you know? We Indians have become quite used to dysfunctional government run entities.Why do you think we long queues for immigration at major airports? Lack of manpower - yet another shortcoming of he government. Do you imply that if DEL/BOM were ...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

That is not a govt vs privately run problem, it is a developing world (particularly South Asian) problem. I find the toilets at DEL and CCU about equally disgusting. Oh please, I fly out of BOM almost every week, mostly to AAI run airports. There is a world of difference between pvt airports an gov...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The major government run airports in India are still serving their major purpose of acting as gateways between passengers and aircraft, and growing rapidly. The lack of focus in transforming them into glorified shopping malls on similar lines to BOM and DEL does not mean they are in a "sorry s...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The sorry state of government run airports in the country: https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/the-shriram-sanjeevi-column-calling-for-greater-consumer-engagement-in-indias-government-run-airports/ Exaggerate much? The major government run airports in India are still serving their major purpose of a...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 32604

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Given that this IS the fish carrier we are talking about, they should have at least one aircraft painted like a fish--scales, fins and all. Alaska beat them to it. You mean Alaska's salmon livery? Yeah... seem to vaguely recollect that one. OTOH, nothing prohibits 2 fish planes in the sky--dunno wh...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 66961

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

sibibom wrote:
Boeing was routing for Indigo, they wanted to get 787 and thus a foot into indigo's business.

Vistara-SIA does make hence, they literally have same fleet plan anyways. However it will backfire according to me.


And why exactly do you believe so?

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

It is going to be Tata. Everything points to it. Great! Path of least disruption for all parties involved. Hopeful that UK will be merged into AI. With AI's network, UK's product (assuming they can successfully scale it), and SQ's management expertise, we may finally get a competently-run airline i...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.newsweek.com/airport-shutdow ... bay-872765


Good impetus to change "BOM" to "MUM" or "MMB".
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unrave wrote:
Brisbane airport shut down after passenger writes Bomb to Brisbane instead to Bombay to Brisbane
http://www.newsweek.com/airport-shutdow ... bay-872765


Good impetus to change "BOM" to "MUM" or "MMB".

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

binayak wrote:
I've heard from livefromalounge that Jet airways will start on board wifi internet service once DGCA allows it. They already have wifi on board 737s but its just to connect to their server and have their IFE in our device.


Will it be free?

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by globetrotter94
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 32604

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Given that this IS the fish carrier we are talking about, they should have at least one aircraft painted like a fish--scales, fins and all.

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13587

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Having a quick look at driving times helps highlight the issue. From Bristol it's about 20 minutes further to BHX and 30 minutes further to LHR, both of which provide significantly more flight options and better public transport links too: Bristol - CWL = 1h 14m Bristol - BHX = 1h 34m Bristol - LHR...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video
Replies: 12
Views: 7563

Re: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video

You mean these. Here are the egg, potato and tomato options. It has the fresh fruits, different cheese options as well. Love this option. No complaints!! TK 18 - Sep 2016 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/795/41198515981_ae7cd360ec_b.jpg TK 18 - Jan 2018 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/26322328298...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 13587

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Commercial reality finally hitting home? Let’s see how long Qatar last at CWL..... Completely different market with no competition. QR will have free reign of Wales/Bristol/The southwest area. EY at EDI are fighting QR and EK not too far away. Why didn't QR end up in Bristol rather than Cardiff? Br...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 36172

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

They should bring back a battleship grey inspired livery. I disagree. That livery was depressing, IMHO. It was dark for sure, but distinctive, refined, and even more importantly--unique. Battleship Grey and Rising Blue are pretty much tied as far as my favorite UA livery goes--really can't stand th...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video
Replies: 12
Views: 7563

Re: The return to Canada -Turkish Airlines TK -709 (KHI-IST) & TK -17 (IST-YYZ) - Trip report with photos & video

Great pictures and report, but I will have to disagree with your assessment of TK's breakfast. Actually, I have seen 2 types of breakfast on TK: the sort you show above, as well as more egg-based one (omelette or scrambled). In addition, on flights out of India, they also have an Indian-style breakf...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Have you flown Indigo? I did on purpose. Wanted to try NEO and a possible IFSD experience. Got CEOs both times. It was a totally different experience for me. 1) The boarding process was very amusing. For Indigo, Indians lineup like depression era job seekers very promptly. For other airlines, gate ...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The reality is that in two to five years no one would buy AI. For the A321LR will extend the range of Indigo, GoJet, and anyone else who decides to go international without the risk of widebody aircraft. Lightsaber Who is to say AI won't adopt that strategy themselves? It's not like IndiGo, Go, and...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 6540

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Why no flights between the UAE and Qatar? Same reason. Apart from being factually wrong, how is this relevant to the thread? Actually, since the blockade on Qatar imposed by Saudi & friends, isn't this actually factually correct? And it is relevant to show that political relations between 2 cou...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11648

Re: What airline had the first Website?

When did e-tickets really start becoming a thing globally? I remember that in parts of Asia, even up to the early 2000s, it was far more common to be issued paper tickets?

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11502

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

Awww... really hope the airport is able to stay on schedule. Great news about TK getting new uniforms though--well overdue. I believe they tried a few years ago, but abandoned the effort due to poor reception of the new uniforms by the general public? Yes they had to abandon after leaked photos sho...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 6540

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

I do know the history of India and Pakistan. Well then, you pretty much answered your question right there. India and Pakistan have nuclear arms aimed at each other. There’s no love lost between them, so it’s no surprise that air links are extremely limited. Newsflash: You also won't find flights b...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11502

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

andymartin wrote:
Maybe BER will be opened before the new Istanbul airport then?!


Oh no, no way whatsoever THAT is happening.

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5944

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Aloha Airlines’ final flight, AQ261, landed at HNL. I am proud to say I was on that flight and it is definitely an experience I will never forget. Wow, 10 years already? Seems like it was only yesterday that news of Aloha's demise broke. What ha...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 11502

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2018

-Finally, few rumors…. A.net member “gokmengs” says, insider info says the opening of the new airport in Istanbul will be delayed by few months. And I’ve read in another forum that TK might be hiring an Italian designer to upgrade its uniforms. Awww... really hope the airport is able to stay on sch...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 40221.html
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Subramaniam Swamy seems to have reservations against AI privatization:

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 40221.html

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4758

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

I thought that commercial airliners were considered a sovereign territory of the state of origin? Maybe I’m wrong... but would be interesting to find out what the law says... By my understanding, only when it's in the air? And I don't know if it's "state of origin", or state that the airc...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 6096

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Putting the famous Singapore girl in a batik print pants? MIGHT as well take away the famous Silverkris and make Scoot the parent company. Altering the SQ girl will never happen. Ever. SQ's (and I am talking about mainline SQ here) refusal to change in general is exactly what will put it on a long ...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 6096

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Putting the famous Singapore girl in a batik print pants? MIGHT as well take away the famous Silverkris and make Scoot the parent company. Altering the SQ girl will never happen. Ever. SQ's (and I am talking about mainline SQ here) refusal to change in general is exactly what will put it on a long ...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7885

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

QR have positioned themselves a couple of levels above EK. There are subtle differences in their route networks. They are not competing directly with EK. This. For all that people talk about EK's "brand", I do not personally see them as a premium airline, especially in economy. QR, on the...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

There is zero explanation other than plain and simple racism at Aeroflot. They were US CITIZENS for crying out loud. How you can deport a US Citizen to India (or any other country, regardless of ethnicity), is just staggeringly beyond me. Well, the alternative, if they couldn't get sufficient seats...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

This story of Aeroflot sending Indian Americans flying India-USA back to India during service disruptions, due to Russia's 24 hour visa-free transit rule has gained attention in the press recently: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/aeroflot-russia-asian-americans-deport-moscow-skin-co...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 13175

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

The only rational explanation I can think of for this is the PIO/OCI point mentioned by a previous poster. Even if a person surrenders Indian citizenship, they and their descendants (up to couple generations) can get Person of Indian Origin or Overseas Citizen of India status. This would enable the...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 13175

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

The only rational explanation I can think of for this is the PIO/OCI point mentioned by a previous poster. Even if a person surrenders Indian citizenship, they and their descendants (up to couple generations) can get Person of Indian Origin or Overseas Citizen of India status. This would enable them...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7831

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

I can't remember what made it change (maybe the shoe bomber?) but the USTA's position not that long ago was continued expansion of the visa waiver program to allow just that, along with other initiatives intended to increase (mainly) inbound U.S. tourism but also sixth freedom traffic. Times sure c...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces its 2017 annual results
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Air China announces its 2017 annual results

What do you make of Air China's performance in 2017? What expectations do you have for the airlines in 2018? I expect a functional customer service system that doesn't require me waiting for hours on hold, then being unintelligibly told an e-mail address to write to, having to dig up said e-mail ad...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7831

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Also "world-class" is a bit misleading, I think, because it implies a intercontinental connecting hub. While LAX and ORD do have international-international connections (LAX more so than ORD), it's nothing approaching what I would call a typical "world-class" sixth-freedom hub. ...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Bengaluru airport to raise $2 b for new terminal, runway The country’s third-largest airport, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), is set to raise about $2 billion for building a new terminal and runway which are expected to become operational within three years. For more:- https://www.thehi...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 9288

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

MAN would be a good route (although SQ is there already!) so why not start BHX?! It seems they serve the main destinations in Pakistan, India and DAC in Bangladesh. Then they’ll also have connections to Australiasia, Asia, Thailand etc... :) Backtracking to India via BKK from MAN is a losing propos...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Bengaluru airport to raise $2 b for new terminal, runway The country’s third-largest airport, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), is set to raise about $2 billion for building a new terminal and runway which are expected to become operational within three years. For more:- https://www.thehi...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

This story of Aeroflot sending Indian Americans flying India-USA back to India during service disruptions, due to Russia's 24 hour visa-free transit rule has gained attention in the press recently: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/aeroflot-russia-asian-americans-deport-moscow-skin-col...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

I guess this must be the well-managed, financially-sound airline that will turn around Air India. :shakehead: Arrey no baba! Jet Airways is "Dawoods airline" remember? Indigo & SpiceJet are the Nagpur approved airlines with the patriotic stamp! Only they deserve to be called "wel...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Business. Tourism. Friends and Family (can be clubbed under tourism). Possibly labor as well, but no where close to likes of Kerala. The whole belt, Rajkot-Ahmedabad-Vadodara is going gang-busters. Excluding Surat because Bombay is more convenient for them. And connectivity to UK. Subu I sincerely ...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 49850

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Jet Airways fails to pay March salaries to some employees: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/jet-airways-defers-march-salaries-of-some-employees/articleshow/63527915.cms I guess this must be the well-managed, financially-sound airline that will turn aro...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 66961

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

I would think OneWorld, specifically, IAG make a bid for AI. ??? I have no idea on what basis this statement is made. Out of all OneWorld members, only QR has been linked with AI. Not bidding would 'lock them out' of one of the fastest growing aviation market. But the same argument could then be ma...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 66961

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

vadodara wrote:
I would think OneWorld, specifically, IAG make a bid for AI.


??? I have no idea on what basis this statement is made. Out of all OneWorld members, only QR has been linked with AI.

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by globetrotter94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 7183

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

LH658 wrote:
If TK can get the rights, they would hop on that route asap!


Tbh, if TK could get ANY rights to India, they would hop on asap. In terms of network, TK is being beaten black and blue by both MEB3 and EUB3 in the 2 most populous countries in the world: China and India.

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by globetrotter94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 7183

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

I was surprised myself also. Consider that the only other destination in India outside of ATQ for both Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is DEL. Especially surprised about Turkmenistan Airlines, consider that Turkmenistan is definitely more close-off compare to the other "stans". I have heard t...

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