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by VTORD
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

edealinfo wrote:
So, according to you, what are the 4 carriers?

Has to be SpiceJet, Indigo, Vistara and GoAir doesn't it? AirAsia being under investigation probably not included.

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I know this QR story is being doing the rounds but I just feel that this just fluff. On paper yes it makes sense but as pointed out by several before, I don't see any investor moving forward without the condition of having NG out of the picture. Completely. If he can yank EY the way he did solely be...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 33268

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_codes but couldn't find the airline code for either of them :(


UK = Vistara
I5 = Air Asia India
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pune wrote:
UK is which airlines , British Airways ?

The same issue with I5 , which airways ?

I tried looking up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_codes but couldn't find the airline code for either of them :(


UK = Vistara
I5 = Air Asia India

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 33268

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

You do understand that Indian’s that transit thought uk on the way to the US, require a UK visa. It is not worth the hassle Not quite. The transit visa is needed while traveling from the US to India only if your current/valid US visa is not stamped in your Passport. A person traveling from India to...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Not only did we use our F16's, but we will do it again. As for your imaginary F16's, well good luck getting that factory of yours after pretending to shoot one down. I think I am going to bow out of this thread now cos it's getting really stupid. But I wanted to put out these clarifications about y...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 39221

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Does anyone else see ORD-BOM as the elephant in the room? AA could definitely take advantage of that easily with the 789. It's clear that 9W has no interest in Chicago either. 9W financial situation is not very good. I do not see them receiving a Govt. bailout but they are going to rely on EY hopef...

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by VTORD
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Yeah Yeah Yeah man, India the perfect country around the world, solve your human right issues on way how Kashmiri's are treated. Instead realizing IK speech etc, and applauding him, and other minister about that they want peace with Pakistan, you guys want to act blind as always, was embarrassment ...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

I do not worship the armed forces blindly to the point where I feel constrained in questioning their claims, and even their professional competence. That kind of blindness can lead us into becoming the sort of banana republic that our adversary across the border has become. Professional competence ...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

However, the US has mended relations with Japan, Vietnam, Germany, and numerous other countries despite each of those countries at one point in history being considered the height of evil by the US. Pakistan is not different in that regard. You cannot compare the other 3 with Pakistan because the c...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 20578

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till 4th March, with exceptions

I saw AI 101 DEL - JFK make a stop in Sharjah today, FL24 says diverted to SHJ, is this related to the airspace being closed and the 77W potentially not making it to JFK with a detour? Yes. Only AI 173 DEL-SFO is lucky in the way that it flies over Pacific and not the western route. UA flight's are...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Both Pakistani shootdowns of IAF have been confirmed by several international media sources, confirmation of the Indian shootdown of PAF is still pending. That's what I am saying!! Unconfirmed info flying around on the net! The Indian side is categorically denying that any IAF pilots are unaccounte...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 31742

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Currently everyone is going off of only 1 ANI report which states that a PAF F-16 has been shot down. There are pictures circulating on Pakistan twitter handles that are actually IAF incidents ranging from 2016 through the Suryakiran crash of last week. Also it seems an Mi-17 has gone down with 4 ca...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 18182

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

It's speculation but with Turkey it is based on politics - you even admit why TK isn't getting expanded Indian frequencies. That's really unfortunate because Indian consumers as well as Indian diaspora abraod are hurt by the lack of access from one of the few airlines that actually could create cri...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 167884

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

However, as of this week everything has been put on hold to a degree that implies an announcement is no longer imminent. Implied reason for delay is the financial predicament of Jet Airways, but that’s speculative. 9W's financial health (or actually survival itself) was always going to be a key poi...

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by VTORD
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 18182

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

DL destabilized their Indian partner through the trade mess with the ME3 because it pulled the rug out from under Jet Airways. To summarize, DL said they can't compete with the ME3 and their affiliated carriers because they are subsidized. Then to "solve" the problem they formed an allian...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 193218

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

With the VS JV perhaps it makes more sense for DL, with their local market presence, to serve LHR from IND as a seasonal supplement to CDG. I’m not sure how or with what availability of equipment. I’ve heard DLs IND-CDG’s largest connecting market is India. I know VS is increasing India flights fro...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

My understanding is that with Modi, the days of the press hitching a ride on the PM's plane are over. The reasoning behind the 77W is ostensibly to be able to fly non-stop. I think they take a re-fueling break in Europe for the yearly UNGA trip and SIN for any OZ trips. No idea if a 77W would actual...

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

US roads are pretty good and you can reach SFO from SJC in max 1 hour !! But for AI, it would be equivalent to opening and maintaining a new long haul destination, with its own station manager, catering and maintenance expenses. While I agree that opening SJC is not feasible due to the reasons you ...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I personally believe AI should hire Eastern European flight attendants if it wants to attract more European business class passengers. But I think no foreign employee rule is a hurdle. Explain your logic. Your statement is almost racist. It is also literally sexist. And irrelevant. With Mr Lohani b...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

The addition of nonstops is most likely to be on Delhi-Chicago routes I am assuming here that IF this is true, it would resemble the current AI126/127 but from a different originating city than HYD? Perhaps BOM or MAA? And it would replicate the AI173/183 model given that ORD is choc-a-bloc beginni...

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by VTORD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 230016

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

yeogeo wrote:
Forgot about that possibility, although if it's not even flown from New York, what are the chances from ORD, I wonder.

UA: EWR - BOM Daily x 77W
AI: EWR - BOM Daily x 77W
AI: JFK - BOM 3 x Weekly 77W

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

There are 29 total flights between Hyderabad-Middle East. Six of those are by primary sixth freedom carriers. I still fail to see the logic of why and how unskilled labor fly premium carriers like EK, EY or QR by paying more and skip ULCCs like 6E. Also not all unskilled labor going to Dubai, Abu D...

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

It’s actually sad that either HYD hasn’t developed enough higher value Y and then J pax to bring in more airlines or that EK and the ME3 built a stranglehold just as HYD grew and now Indian/EU airlines are shut out. Anecdotally, my impression is that your first statement is true for HYD. I have a v...

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by VTORD
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I don’t think it is as simple as they won’t let 9W grow its relationship with Delta. I feel like the negativity by some about the proposed DL nonstop to BOM is less driven by their view of EY and more that they just don’t want it. Some people here just feel like India shouldn’t be connected nonstop...

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by VTORD
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Is there a difference in mindset for Indians living on the (US) West Coast vs the East Coast? Perhaps the pattern of immigration could point to why AI's DEL-SFO flight is profitable enough for AI to fly more than daily frequencies while EWR remains a problem child, and IAD presumably has never been...

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by VTORD
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Seriously Jet/EY already went down the path of connecting many points in India to AUH to then send them on to the world. It FAILED. Btw what about the routing JFK-BOM-India is not a one stop connection for tier 2/3 cities? EY screwed up big time with Jet. They should have financed Jet to further gr...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 22573

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

The Clown Prince must be really jittery seeing the constant stream of his party's lobbyists being extradited from all over the world I disagree here a bit. It also seems a bit of desperate move from the current administration to A. divert attention from Rafale B. divert attention period. Why the su...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive
Replies: 36
Views: 12381

Re: Air India to Operate B787 17-Hour Non-Stop "Secret" Flight (13- Crew) to Bring Back Single Economic Fugitive

It seems that the news was basically a red herring in light of Deepak Talwar's extradition to India. I don't think there's much more to see here. Mods, might as well lock this.

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

By the way, why were so many airports built in Gujarat? Just for feeding to AMD and BOM? We don't see important 3rd-tier cities like Cuttack having their own airports because of Cuttack's proximity to BBI, so when Gujarat has so many airports, airlines might as well start some intra-state routes. A...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 40212

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

From the ET article: Investigation has revealed that discussions were held between India and UAE separately for Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Ras-al-Khaima. So this statement implies that prior to that there was only one BASA with UAE and a policy change was made specifically for this. Is the point ...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I mean they can help 9W refurbish WB interiors . Whatever happened to the 9W plan for removing F? For EY to operate AUH -- Tier 2/3 city Just another short haul route out of Abu Dhabi . Not much of an increase in costs so no need to care much about the yields . It will serve as an important feeder ...

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

It will allow them to funnel pax from tier 2 and 3 Indian cities. EY is down to 3-4 US cities right now. For them to be meaningful they need to go up to 10 or so. 9W will be their ticket to that route. This is the key. 2 out of the 4 stations they still serve in the US are non-DL hubs. They could b...

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ME3: How can you be motivated not to turn a profit?
Replies: 26
Views: 3487

Re: ME3: How can you be motivated not to turn a profit?

Some people are only motivated by money. If you get paid well and enjoy tax free/low tax living, who cares if the airline make stupid decisions and lose money? And as long as the governments of Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Qatar can continue to bankroll the airline, you have no worries about not getting ...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Deepak Talwar has been extradited to India. For those not in the know, this man ruled the roost in lobbying with the aviation ministry during the UPA era. https://www.cnbctv18.com/economy/agustawestland-vvip-chopper-case-dubai-based-accountant-rajiv-saxena-brought-to-india-2130641.htm You think tha...

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by VTORD
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 22573

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 705811.cms

Choksi? Or the other Modi?
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Anyone know what's going on here?
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 705811.cms

Choksi? Or the other Modi?

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by VTORD
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I think you should read this article. See, even the head of Qatar Airways thinks it makes no sense and I don't think he is an internet keyboard warrior. https://www.ndtv.com/business/qatar-airways-defers-airline-in-india-seeks-clarity-on-fdi-rules-1911329 Personally I think this is just AAB trying ...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hypothecal question on rehabilitation of slums around Mumbai airport. How many skyscrapers it would take to house million slum dwellers? How much it would cost. Is it even possible in the near vicinity? I am guessing they don't want to move far away because of their job location. Assuming 1,000,000...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

^^@chinmay17shetye, binayak and avier, I'll admit, haven't been to BOM in a while so don't know how the traffic has deteriorated but i was under the impression that there are connectors like the one through BKC that bypasses WEH and exits out at Mankhurd. Isn't there also Goregaon/Jogeshwari - Airol...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hypothecal question on rehabilitation of slums around Mumbai airport. How many skyscrapers it would take to house million slum dwellers? How much it would cost. Is it even possible in the near vicinity? I am guessing they don't want to move far away because of their job location. Assuming 1,000,000...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Yeah, but the egomaniacs at EY are neither fully committed to saving 9W nor wanting to give it up fully to QR. QR is the perfect fit for 9W. Buts it's sad they tied the knot with EY in 2013, with the one who had many wives and didn't actually care for any, and even has let some die. Why is QR the p...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

While New Bombay will help, I can't imagine anyone from the western suburbs ever going to the new airport. What BOM really needs is clearing of the slums to create a parallel runway. Why? People in the western suburbs have the options of going to Navi Mumbai through quite a few connectors. There ar...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

^^ @edealinfo
It doesn't connect conveniently on the west bound leg. But it's head to head with IST-DEL timings which is perplexing.
No idea on European bank.

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice to see JAL and ANA add BLR and MAA non stops. I always thought Japanese carriers could use more non-stops to India than let SQ, MH, TG, CX/KA take all the pax. I believe they could also capture a portion of the west coast US- pax. BLR-NRT-SFO/SEA/LAX is significantly shorter than routing via F...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

No negativity, just don't want more money thrown into company with same management expecting different results. As it is, banks have to take a haircut on their loans, no doubt about it. Only the quantum needs to be defined. I would personally be very happy if Jet survives. Not only will it save job...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 411074

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Looks like someone if paying media to push articles saying letting a large company Jet go down will be bad for NDA govt as it gives negative impression of economy. Many newspapers carrying simliar stories. Plus 9W's friends in congress have already started saying Jet going down shows economy in bad...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

binayak wrote:

EK did express interest in sending the a380 to HYD but bilats prevented them. EK 500 goes to BOM not HYD.


I keep forgetting the bilateral!! :oops:
And yes I know EK 500 goes to BOM.

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 167884

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Personally, I think UA have the most chance to introduce this route successfully as they have a very strong hub at SFO and a lot of contracts in addition to the right aircrafts necessary - 789 to start and possibly A359 later if growth demands it. Makes sense but is UA's A359 order firm? I read in ...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

HYD is EK's #1 India-US market. HYD is in top 3 for QR and EY. HYD is 380-ready correct? This being true why haven't we seen 1 x daily up-gauge to A388 at HYD? I mean EK500 is the "NRI Express" for crying out loud... I remember reading an article somewhere that Telegu is the fastest growi...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 42905

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

>>>KL/AF/DL have a virtual (so it is not a real one, just functions like one) metal neutral JV with Jet. Why isn't Virgin Atlantic (as yet?) part of that virtual mental neutral JV? It would make sense for them to do so since they are anyway 49% owned by Delta and Jet flies multiple times a day to t...

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by VTORD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 22573

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

BawliBooch wrote:
PS: If someone like Swamy is made the FM, then its game up for Indigo! Swamy has for long wanted an opportunity to go after Ajit Doval! :P

Mitron likes to have people he can keep in check. Swamy is a rabble rouser and wildcard. I doubt Modi will risk finance in his hand..

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