RemoFlyer wrote:CaliguyNYC wrote:voxkel wrote:Looks like AI is resuming 105/106 (aka MUMBAI NEW YORK nonstop) from 25 October.
Currently there are 7 weekly nonstop flights from BOM to North America. It is crazy to think that in less than 4 months, there will be 28 weekly flights:
10 to NEW YORK (AI + DL)
14 to NEWARK (AI + UA)
4 to TORONTO (AC)
I think that is old. They originally temporarily suspended it, but you cannot book the flight over the peak Xmas New Years period. With Delta launching, I think the AI flight is dead. And it should be. AI should either launch EWR-DEL 3X (which is think is more needed than JFK-BOM as JFK-DEL-BOM still exists) or raise IAD-DEL to 6X or launch LAX-DEL 3X. I would say raise IAD-DEL to 6X. A 3X flight is too little and IAD-India is a huge market with Star FF.
No self respecting Star FF would set foot on AI. There is a slew of one stop options to India from IAD.
I dont know why you would say that. As a star gold member, if I get a good deal on Air India XXX-DEL-IAD I will happily take it. Better service and food than most airlines. Extremely professional and reliable cockpit crew. The hard product sure is a hit or miss but as a self-respecting Star FF, if I get a good deal, i would have no problem traveling on Air India and I have multiple times to Newark, San Francisco, and Dulles and preferred to pay a little more for the non-stop option.