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BLRAviation
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:31 am

Jeetendra Bhargava a former Executive Director of Air India wrote a piece in yesterday's Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/h...ay-afloat/articleshow/12670533.cms

I am sure there are other similar thinking officers inside Air India. Where are their voices? Why do we hear them only after they leave the airline and lose their power to do something about the situation?
 
aeroblogger
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:24 am

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 50):
Jeetendra Bhargava a former Executive Director of Air India wrote a piece in yesterday's Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/h...ay-afloat/articleshow/12670533.cms

I am sure there are other similar thinking officers inside Air India. Where are their voices? Why do we hear them only after they leave the airline and lose their power to do something about the situation?

I don't think they have any power to do something whether they are part of the airline or not.
 
ojas
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:14 pm

Q Is AI a poorly run airline?
A. Yes

Q. Is wasting taxpayers money justified?
A. No

Q. Can AI get out of this mess and function like a normal airline?
A. Yes

Q. Can they do it with Govt Intervention?
A. No, never.

Q. Is privatisation the answer?
A. Maybe, but more importantly set AI free from the govt clutches.

Q. Is AI's onboard experience the best?
A. It can very from worst to best, consistency is missing.
 
sankaps
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:30 pm

Quoting ojas (Reply 52):
Q. Is AI's onboard experience the best?
A. It can very from worst to best, consistency is missing.

You missed one more very relevant question:
Q. Is AI's ground experience (pre- and post-flight the best?
A. No. It is almost always terrible. Which is why most high-yield travellers avoid them like the plague

 

At least that's the reason I avoid them. On-board service is not the be-all and end-all of everything.
 
pnd100
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:31 pm

Quoting ojas (Reply 52):

Q Is AI a poorly run airline?
A. Yes

Q. Is wasting taxpayers money justified?
A. No

Q. Can AI get out of this mess and function like a normal airline?
A. Yes

Q. Can they do it with Govt Intervention?
A. No, never.

Q. Is privatisation the answer?
A. Maybe, but more importantly set AI free from the govt clutches.

Q. Is AI's onboard experience the best?
A. It can very from worst to best, consistency is missing.
Quoting sankaps (Reply 53):
You missed one more very relevant question:
Q. Is AI's ground experience (pre- and post-flight the best?
A. No. It is almost always terrible. Which is why most high-yield travellers avoid them like the plague



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BLRAviation
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RE: AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees

Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:19 am

Hello again Ojas.

Quoting ojas (Reply 52):

Q. Is wasting taxpayers money justified?
A. No

How can you say this. Don't you know, anything is justifiable when it comes to feeding off the political gravy train.

Quoting ojas (Reply 52):

Q. Is privatisation the answer?
A. Maybe, but more importantly set AI free from the govt clutches.

Ahhh.......the gadzillion Rupee question. How does this happen? We all agree, removing government from AI ops is key. But how do we achieve this? It will be interesting to hear a solution from an Indian commercial aviation industry professional like you. You will have a much better nuance for the operational politics and complexities and what is really possible and what is not.


I had mooted a PPP approach http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/201...sal-to-rescue-air-india-while.html.
BUT.....and that is the elephant in the room

We all know the real reason for the infusion. The milk from the AI Kamadhenu was long sucked dry, even the life-blood has been sucked out. Now it is transfuse from the top, and keep the leeches attached to suck that out too.

In such a scenario, anything that remotely even hints at cutting off these leeches, will itself be cut-off, and I think that is where all the cynicism in most resident Indians comes from.

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