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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU - Qatar Open-Skies deal signed
Replies: 22
Views: 4380

Re: EU - Qatar Open-Skies deal signed

cityshuttle wrote:
vhtje wrote:
But iirc, the UAE didn’t want to guarantee any labor / employment conditions … well Qatar did make such commitment and secured the Open Skies.


What are these labor conditions in plain words?

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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 24767

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

pune wrote:
[ Then there is Rakesh Jhunjhunwala bring Aksas airlines, this one betting on the cheap 737 Max grandfathered planes. .


what do you mean by "cheap 737 Max grandfathered planes.". What's the grandfathered context here?

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by edealinfo
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas launches Delhi
Replies: 54
Views: 10989

Re: Qantas launches Delhi

Why DEL and not Mumbai or BLR?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

sibibom wrote:
hohd wrote:

Germany is gonna be interesting, they don't have substaintial dispora like say the UK nor is there a big O&D market. Luftansa will lose a lot of connecting traffic. .


Then why is Vistara keen to start flights to Germany? With which N. American and European airlines does it code-share with?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

hohd wrote:
May it is better for UAE to combine their allotments into one. .


Yes, this is a face saving approach for both sides.

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17948

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

Out of curiosity, if the mechanics have to spend a few days on the island to fix the plane, what services are available for them? I'm guessing there's not much in the way of hotels and restaurants on the island. Are they stuck sleeping in the business class seats and eating whatever they can find i...

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by edealinfo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Now if you or I were an investor, why would I do that? The only thing valuable Air India has is the real estate and the slots abroad. Everything else would probably be scrapped, but more importantly who will pay off the massive loans. If it is going to be the private parties, then it will be no-no ...

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by edealinfo
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Not sure if GoI can achieve this but the carriers of UAE, QR and LH may have to accept some cuts on the 6th freedom rights. Unilateral means not negotiated, a one sided change. . [/quote] You do realize that at one time iNdia imposed "retrospective" taxation? If they could implement a non...

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by edealinfo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2003
Views: 263364

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

9W 2.0 has inaugurated its office in Delhi which seems to be the new HQ for the airline now. Good in a way as they have apply for new slots which will be available at DEL. Holly Conolly, I assumed Jet 2.0 would be a non starter as it makes no sense given the intense competive environment, COVID-19,...

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by edealinfo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. They will probably get a ferry permit of some sort and fly her out to a suitable place where she can get scrapped. My guesses are probably LDE, TEV or OST. Her sister ship VT-JEK was in a far worse condition and was left to r...

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by edealinfo
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of A330 CEO production - When?
Replies: 12
Views: 3990

Re: End of A330 CEO production - When?

What are the chances Iran Air will take delivery of their orders? That's not really a function of Iran Air being willing to take delivery, but of Airbus being seen as violating U.S. sanctions. Sanctions have mainly targeted Iran’s purchase of any aircraft that carry more than 10 percent U.S.-origin...

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by edealinfo
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 75
Views: 19293

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

Is you are a fully-VACCINATED dual citizen (both US and Philippine passport holder) do you still have to quaranatine in the Philippines if you want to visit there? Yes, the quarantine rules currently apply even to people who are fully vaccinated. I'm flying back in December (luckily not on PR; I'm ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 75
Views: 19293

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

Is you are a fully-VACCINATED dual citizen (both US and Philippine passport holder) do you still have to quaranatine in the Philippines if you want to visit there?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 75
Views: 19293

Re: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11

I messed up and took a credit voucher for future travel instead of a credit card refund when Covid hit. Adam "Messed up" is an understatement. Whoever takes a travel credit voucher over a full cash refund regardless of how long it would take to process. This is a lesson for life. Having s...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12919

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

When will Vistara's non-stop flights to US commence?

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. In smaller pieces on trucks, no doubt (or perhaps by barge). Maybe the engines leave by An-124 if they have enough value to someone. Isn't the reason they are buying it mainly for the engines? That's why they had them specifc...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS
Replies: 52
Views: 14152

Re: Jet Airways 77W VT-JEW at AMS

Next question will obviously be how are they gonna get VT-JEW out of AMS. Nope; the next question is how much the Indian bankruptcy administrator will recover from the $9 M after subtracting dues to AMS airport, maintainance companies at AMS, the company at whose behest the aircraft was seized at A...

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by edealinfo
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8696

Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 PASSENGER jets except 777X? If not, which 777 passenger jets does it still manufacture? I ran a serach online and couldn't find the answer.

Thank you.

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by edealinfo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

From what I last saw GMR is just gonna sleep on the job. They have no incentive to build the airport. They build it and again the airport will be given to Adani. GMR runs DEL & HYD airports. GVK had BOM & NMIA and also BLR airport till few years back. That my friend was then, now it's a dif...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

IndiGo plans seven-hour overseas flights, depending on Covid recovery Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-plans-seven-hour-overseas-flights-depending-on-covid-recovery/articleshow/83429438.cms? FAIR USE: Want to holiday in Beijing, Mo...

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by edealinfo
Wed May 19, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Some Air India related news: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/cairn-energy-sues-air-india-063147282.html Can this lead to AI aircraft being seized? These two are unrelated and would not be allowed as AI is not in the business of Cairns and is not party to anything related to Cairns businesses. I ...

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by edealinfo
Sat May 15, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

airboss787 wrote:
Really strange and extremely bizarre rebranding. “GoFirst. You come first.” Again, very baffling.


There will be a whole bunch of jokes about "coming first"

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by edealinfo
Sat May 15, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

GoAir to rebrand as "Go First". This is part of their excercise to transition to an ULCC model. They have unveiled a new corporate identity; logo & livery. This is also done ahead of their planned IPO, which is to happen very soon. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistic...

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by edealinfo
Thu May 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

airboss787 wrote:

I never said they have 3 787s in their fleet. I said they don’t have a need for a 3rd even if they launch their 3rd long haul route. I mentioned that because they have a couple ready for delivery.


Thanks for clarifying.

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by edealinfo
Thu May 13, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

GoAir to rebrand as "Go First". This is part of their excercise to transition to an ULCC model. They have unveiled a new corporate identity; logo & livery. This is also done ahead of their planned IPO, which is to happen very soon. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistic...

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by edealinfo
Mon May 10, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

I posted the following last year around March 2020 on Haneda slots.................... "The Japanese government released slots after the US military decided to release some of its traffic over Japanese airspace. As a consequence, 50 slot pairs were created. Half for it, 25 slots, were released ...

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by edealinfo
Mon May 10, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Looks like Vistara will launch weekly DEL-HND flights starting June 16 using the 787-9. Considering their current use, I doubt they would need a 3rd frame for the flight. Heck, they could probably do all 3 of their long haul routes with just 1 frame. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&a...

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by edealinfo
Mon May 10, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Looks like Vistara will launch weekly DEL-HND flights starting June 16 using the 787-9. Considering their current use, I doubt they would need a 3rd frame for the flight. Heck, they could probably do all 3 of their long haul routes with just 1 frame. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&a...

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by edealinfo
Mon May 10, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 16345

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Anyone know how many Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will have Vistara by 2021? Apart from London Heathrow and Frankfurt, what other destinations do you have planned? They have 6 firm orders and 4 options for a total of 10. Two 787s have been delivered (VT-TSD and VT-TSE, Vistara #1 and #2 planes). VT-TSH...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

Is there even a difference between a LCC and a so called Full Service carrier, anymore? If there is one I haven't experienced it. In the last year I flew both United and JetBlue. On both carriers, if I want to pick a seat I have to pay for it, if I want to check a bag I have to pay for it, if I wan...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

So, the general talk is that Air India is a nice play for bidders because of its slots. Other than LHR, which are the slots that Air India possesses that a carrier couldn't get on its own?

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

You’re suggesting they launch trans Atlantic service into an airport they have no guarantee to serve after the summer season ends 3 months after they launch. No sane airline network planner would ever do that. It’s a monumentally foolish risk. “Hey JetBlue customers, we are only going to sell three...

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fcogafa wrote:
JBU may have been allocated slots but haven't decided whether to use them yet

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... row-slots/


Ah, they are trying the make the 3 London airports compete. Sensible approach.

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

JBU may have been allocated slots but haven't decided whether to use them yet https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/295526/jetblue-assesses-london-options-after-gaining-heathrow-slots/ This is a prudent approach. JetBlue would be crazy to launch flights when there's still a ban on trav...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

catiii wrote:

"A foot in the door" is not a winning strategy.


And, so is penny wise pound foolish.

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

I don't think TATAs really eager to take it, but they have to exhibit enthusiasm publicly, otherwise you know who shows up at every TATA office in India.. Well I think the charade will cost them more if it isn't accompanied by a winning bid. Nothing would pi$$ someone of more than playing along and...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

And when you're on the fortune 500 for years, they probably aren't making decisions by throwing darts Don't bet on it. Raven, a six-year-old chimpanzee, became the 22nd most successful money manager in the USA after choosing her stocks by throwing darts at a list of 133 internet companies. https://...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

chonetsao wrote:
I will only get worried when Ryanair or easyjet got slots to fly to sun sand destinations like Alicante, Malaga and Algarve.


Why is that bad?

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

Doesn't surprise me that Singapore waived the clause. India is way too important to Singapore. For what ever reason, both Singapore and DXB have become the de facto hubs for foreign business interested in India. So many of the high paying Indian focused jobs are based in both these cities. I'm gues...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

The wide ranging acceptable options ie., value 0$ to $3B (or) pioneer JRD TATA to newbie Avani Singh makes it clear goal is not to save airline or to rid the burden on taxpayers, it is the brazenness of current Indian government. Either way Indian tax payers will be repaying $7B+ principle and inte...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

But then, even a Vistara-Air India merger/takeover seems unlikely now, given that Singapore Airlines is not keen on partnering with Tata to bid for AI. Singapore has waived off its non-compete clause, though, allowing the Tatas to bid for AI on their own. https://www.timesnownews.com/business-econo...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

Why would they (JetBlue) launch a 3 month schedule only to have no access to LHR after October? Someone correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that if slots continue to be available in the subsequent season, the preference would be for carriers that established service during the precedi...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

What makes you think that the Tatas haven't done their homework? They are one of the world's top business empires and have thrived for nearly a 100 years in one of the most business-unfriendly environments on the planet. Do you really think they achieved all that using 'emotional attachment'? The &...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

Canada has more restrictions on who can visit. https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/india-new-rules-inbound-flyers-22-february/ And, we know why! See the link below: Delhi-to-Toronto flights bringing most Covid cases to Canada https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/delhi/delhi-to-toronto-flights-brin...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

Why would they (JetBlue) launch a 3 month schedule only to have no access to LHR after October? Someone correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that if slots continue to be available in the subsequent season, the preference would be for carriers that established service during the precedi...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

But AI should go to Vistara. Vistara has made clear that it won't touch Air India (AI) with a 10 foot pole! That should have been a lesson to the Tatas. Instead of a learning moment, Tatas will use Air Asia India as their vehicle to purchase AI. This tribute to Ratan Tata's fantasy will cost the Ta...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

Let's see which one of Vistara or SpiceJet gets(or breaks) the curse of takeover/buyout in Indian aviation.... In the recent history of Indian aviation, the airline that buys another has started its own doom, and decision to buy being one of the root causes. It has been seen in the case Deccan-King...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21
Replies: 100
Views: 11237

Re: Indian Carriers Vistara and SpiceJet Bag Coveted London Heathrow LHR Slots for S21

How relevant are the connections at this time? Doesn't India require travel between North America and India to be non stop under their air "bubble" agreement? No, the India-USA air bubble agreement allows for connections at AMS (KL), CDG (AF) and maybe even FRA (LH), although not sure abo...

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25443

Re: Air India Bidding

Air bubble allows transfer traffic on ME3 and Euro carriers, however there is an extra step of another Covid test or submitting Covid samples at the arrival airport in addition to a negative Covid test (for all departures and transits from UK, Europe, Middle East, Brazil, S. Africa). This extra ste...

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