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Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:59 pm

enilria wrote:
TW870 wrote:
enilria wrote:
Will it even start? UA just cancelled.

Way too early to tell. UA is suspending for immediate operational safety reasons given that the drone shootdown was less than 24 hours ago. Clearly they feel like they need to assess the international situation before putting an airplane over Iran. December is a long time away in diplomatic time. Hoping to god for everyone that this is quickly resolved and that it immediately de-escalates. If not, the implications will be far, far wider and graver than just the JFK/EWR-BOM airline market.

There is no resumption date, though. They could have kept the bookings for JAN, for example.

I'm going to say it won't happen. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are growing, and in other threads the discussion of the economics of flying to India from NYC without overflying India or Pakistan make the route unsustainable.
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Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:47 pm

enilria wrote:
There is no resumption date, though. They could have kept the bookings for JAN, for example.

No there is no resumption date, just looking at the news this morning the US was going to attack Iran but called it off.
If (God forbid) war does break out between the US and Iran there is no way with out Pakistani airspace UA, DL, or AI would be able to operate nonstop flights between the US and India profitability . Since UA has no idea when Pakistan will fully reopen their airspace to traffic to/from India and no one has any idea what going to happen between the US and Iran the best option for now it to take it off the books. While we all hope things will calm down in that region no one can say with any certainty what going to happen. A flight plan over Iraq from the US to India is not sustainable long term and the return leg BOM-EWR can't be operated nonstop when it has to overfly Dubai and Iraq because the flight plan exceed CCO before you ever take off.

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