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Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:06 pm

Hi all,

On December 23 I flew into SFO and took the light rail shuttle to the rental car pickup area. On my way there I saw an
Air India 777 parked at the international terminal. From the outside the 777 had faded paint and looked very worn. Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

BTW this was the first time that I have seen an Air India aircraft in person.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:12 pm

Air India has operated to SFO since December from DEL. It's a normal occurence there now.

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[Edited 2015-12-29 09:13:12]
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:18 pm

Quoting bw50505 (Reply 1):
It's a normal occurence there now.

Which one? The presence of the AI 777 or the worn paint? The OP if i understand correctly was asking about the worn paint and if the interiors are as bad as the outside.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:29 pm

Does the looong flight length have anything to do with the fading paint?
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:39 pm

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):
Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Yes. AI is not known for keeping its interiors in immaculate cosmetic shape. Somewhere on this site there is a picture of a near-new 787 interior with dirty bins, Sharpie markings, and missing placards.

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Reply 3):
Does the looong flight length have anything to do with the fading paint?

No. Paint fades whether you are in the air or on the ground. In this case, time on the ground in the harsh environment of BOM didn't help. These aircraft have not spent a lot of time flying long flights during their lifetimes. For a few years before these SFO flights started they were flying only intermittently, and two of them were out of service at BOM for extended periods of time. They started their careers flying to JFK and YYZ, but that didn't last long.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:11 pm

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Reply 3):

Does the looong flight length have anything to do with the fading paint?

No, sun fades paint. They are in the sun whether they are on the ground or in the air (admittedly, the UV is worse at altitude). Poor preparation of the surface prior to painting can cause peeling, as can time.

But on an AI aircraft, the paint would be the least of my concerns.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:17 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
on an AI aircraft, the paint would be the least of my concerns.

Other than 40+ missing screws on a panel and fist fights breaking out in the cockpit what are the other concerns?
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:36 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
No, sun fades paint. They are in the sun whether they are on the ground or in the air (admittedly, the UV is worse at altitude). Poor preparation of the surface prior to painting can cause peeling, as can time.

On top of that red paint (which AI has a lot of) fades particularly fast. Look at photos of any airline with red paint and you will see that many of them have nice shades of pink.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:43 pm

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 6):

Other than 40+ missing screws on a panel and fist fights breaking out in the cockpit what are the other concerns?

Oh, nothing, really.  
Quoting polot (Reply 7):
n top of that red paint (which AI has a lot of) fades particularly fast.

Also true.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:00 am

Cant wait to see them get a professional livery even a minimalist eurowhite with a nice logo like their 90s reject scheme, that bold red slash was so cool, unusual liveries on famous airlines are a nice combo, JAL flag tail, current Etihad livery, MH A380 scheme are others.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:11 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):
From the outside the 777 had faded paint and looked very worn. Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Why do you start your observations from a negative point of view? If you do that, you're bound to follow a negative line of thought only...you seem to be overly influenced by what you read on a.net, mostly written by people who have never even seen an AI plane.....try flying them sometime and make your own opinion rather than basing it on some faded paint that you saw from a moving vehicle...
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:16 am

Try flying them. Hahaha yeah, he's going to go to India for kicks just to answer a question this forum could answer probably easier.

Good one.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:20 am

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 11):
Try flying them. Hahaha yeah, he's going to go to India for kicks just to answer a question this forum could answer probably easier.

Good one.

Well looks like you are endorsing wayward and pointless opinionating on this forum......you obviously didn't even understand what I was trying to say to the poster of the comment   
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:31 am

As the old saying goes, Don't judge a book by its cover. There are plenty of pictures in the database of AF, UA and others where paint is falling off the aircraft. Yes , AI has been given a bad rap but there are plenty of people who will still fly them based on price and schedule.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:01 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):

No need to get so upset about my question. As mentioned I have never seen an Air India 777 in person so I thought I would
throw out a question about the airline/aircraft.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:30 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 12):

No, I got your point. He was asking for opinions of which there will be many and varied. Instead of offering your inevitably positive experience , you got indignantly defensive. A more useful response would have been your opinion and experience with AI.

If you don't want different opinions and experiences from people with different tastes etc, a discussion forum isn't for you.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:28 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
Cant wait to see them get a professional livery even a minimalist eurowhite with a nice logo like their 90s reject scheme, that bold red slash was so cool, unusual liveries on famous airlines are a nice combo, JAL flag tail, current Etihad livery, MH A380 scheme are others.

I think the current livery is pretty cool and works particularly well on the narrowbody Airbus fleet. That 90s interim scheme was ghastly, but to each their own.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:30 am

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 15):

No, I got your point. He was asking for opinions of which there will be many and varied. Instead of offering your inevitably positive experience , you got indignantly defensive. A more useful response would have been your opinion and experience with AI.

If you don't want different opinions and experiences from people with different tastes etc, a discussion forum isn't for you.


Trying hard to see how your advise above correlates with your initial response. Useful? personal experience?  
Quoting coolian2 (Reply 11):
Try flying them. Hahaha yeah, he's going to go to India for kicks just to answer a question this forum could answer probably easier.

Good one.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:48 am

The same registration is flying this route last I heard, that does not leave time for good old fashioned TLC.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:40 pm

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 15):
A more useful response would have been your opinion and experience with AI.

My experience with AI has always been good....have had some not so good experiences too, but so have I with LH, UA, IT EY and a few other "reputed" airlines that I've flown with.....but does that make a difference to the committed AI bashers on this forum?

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 15):
A more useful response would have been your opinion and experience with AI.

So, the posters initial assumption that the interiors would be bad because of some faded paint and armchair comments from a.netters was a very useful opinion?

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 15):
If you don't want different opinions and experiences from people with different tastes etc, a discussion forum isn't for you

I was providing my own opinion in case you didn't notice....I think you're the one who stands out from this discussion forum.....people in glass houses.....you know? Look at your own comments before pointing out other's faults....
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:18 pm

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):


From the outside the 777 had faded paint and looked very worn. Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Why would the exterior paint work of any aircraft be indicative of the interior condition given that the factors that generate wear and tear on the inside and outside of any aircraft are of not even remotely similar? Seems to me to just be an excuse for an Air India bashing thread (to whom I have no allegiance or favoritism - have never flown them)
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:29 pm

Who are the AA planes so shiny on the outside, but, the service inside so bad?
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:36 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 10):
Why do you start your observations from a negative point of view?

I see you are a lonely voice on defending AI, but I feel you are tad too defensive. AI has reputation that is well deserved in my opinion and recent stories does not help, so it is not AI bashing if we make some jokes on them.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:47 pm

Quoting AirDFW (Reply 22):
I see you are a lonely voice on defending AI, but I feel you are tad too defensive. AI has reputation that is well deserved in my opinion and recent stories does not help, so it is not AI bashing if we make some jokes on them.


How many times have you flown on Air India AirDFW, and how do you feel your experience in flying them reinforces the 'reputation' that is so 'well deserved in' your 'opinion'?

I've never flown them myself so I'd like to learn from the breadth of your detailed personal experiences.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:53 pm

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Reply 16):

Exactly to each their own, the current one could have been made by someone taking basic graphic design classes, and yet not having aesthetic sense on whats needed, whats not, the minimall 787 version is still better too bad the engines werent painted on that.

The 90's livery would be fine now because eurowhite is trending like never before, and people are more used to it, it might have stunned them the drastic change back then, would look nicer with current title though, it was a sharp modern look and not generic like other eurowhites.

It was in the small league of famous brands that dared to be different, BA world tails, AF eurowhite, PA billboard, UT plain tail complemented by coloured doors, QF with giant kangaroo logo, JL with the bizarre flag sun design

 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:05 pm

Going by the rap AI normally gets on airliners.net, it will sound very surprising, but I have had the best food and the best interiors on an AI flight. It surely was many years ago. But after so many years I still remember that experience more than the many of the drab and dirty UA, Lufthansa, AF, Delta planes I have been on. AI surely has issues, and what do you expect when a government runs an airline.

Regarding the livery, it does not look very modern, but its unique , and has a cultural undertone to it. The so called professional liveries are generally where there is nothing much in terms of history and culture. I may not be a big fan of red in their livery, but if they think it represents them well, so be it.

And talking about missing screws on a panel - anyone remember the panel from a Continental plane causing the Concord to crash? And then of course the fires on ANA, Ethiopian Dreamliners, the engine explosion on a Qantas, a gaping hole on a Qantas 747, an open door etc etc? I would be more concerned about those airlines

Largely speaking, none of the US airlines come close to the upkeep, food and service being offered by many of the ME3 and Asian airlines. But you will not see as much bad rap about them on a.net.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:55 pm

Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 23):
How many times have you flown on Air India AirDFW, and how do you feel your experience in flying them reinforces the 'reputation' that is so 'well deserved in' your 'opinion'?

I've never flown them myself so I'd like to learn from the breadth of your detailed personal experiences.

I've flown with them about 6 times in the past few months, let me share some of my experiences, I've flown on quite a few different types too:

788: Awesome plane and really clean. Seat pitch seemed better than the BA 788 I flew on. Plane was very clean, but my remote wasn't working. No major issues here.

77W: Felt quite old compared to the 788, but the plane was clean. My lifejacket was unsecured and was rolling around near my feet. I told the flight attendant, who took a note of it, and (rather worryingly) said that "it happens all the time". The seat design was poor as it had the IFE box right in the middle. I'd take a 3-3-3 AI 788 over their 3-3-3 77W, it felt a lot roomier!

A320 (22 y/o): Dual bogied MLG which I'd never seen before. On the inside it was of a just about acceptable standard for a 2 hour flight. It looked very old and worn and the seats were all (that I saw) creaky and a little loose. Ia lso flew on a younger A320 (13 y/o I believe) and it was extremely similar.

A321 (8 y/o): Similar to the A320s. My IFE didn't work and my seat arm rest was cracked down the middle rendering it useless. It kept pinching my arm.

Service: Very mixed. On a single flight I had some very friendly staff who were great, along with some very grumpy ones who weren't particularly approachable and almost felt a little rude.

IFE: Very poor. I ran out of decent movies after 4 hours and they didn't update the selection for my return flight (it was a different month!). I don't speak hindi though, I was told there were 3 decent hindi movies onboard. Still not enough to cover both journies.

Customer services and website: Very poor. Online check in doesn't work on all browsers, and even then is often down.
My domestic flight was rescheduled in a way that prevented me reaching my AI connection. They didn't tell me until 6 hours before (at midnight!) when I tried to do the online check in. Their call centre staff were useless and we had to book GoAir tickets instead. They're yet to refund us, this was 6 months ago.

Quoting AirbusBoeing (Reply 25):

And talking about missing screws on a panel - anyone remember the panel from a Continental plane causing the Concord to crash? And then of course the fires on ANA, Ethiopian Dreamliners, the engine explosion on a Qantas, a gaping hole on a Qantas 747, an open door etc etc? I would be more concerned about those airlines

You can hardly compare faults with an airframe (which some of your examples are) to maintenance issue. I'd have no worries flying on any of the airlines you mentioned after those incidents, but I would be worried flying on an airline which had poor routine maintenance of any kind. I'm not saying AI suffers from this, perhaps only for the aircraft interiors.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:31 pm

Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 23):

How many times have you flown on Air India AirDFW, and how do you feel your experience in flying them reinforces the 'reputation' that is so 'well deserved in' your 'opinion'?

I am Indian and we all know AI. They have the "Deserved reputation" in India and when you follow the news back home and know the pulse of Indian diaspora, we know to avoid AI to avoid as it works as just another Indian Bureaucracy.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:41 pm

Quoting AirbusBoeing (Reply 25):
But you will not see as much bad rap about them on a.net.

You are mistaken my friend, you will see plenty of bad rap about them if you read the threads; here is one for example - 20 Hours MIA To LAX On AA--Engine Trouble (by nitepilot79 Dec 26 2015 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting AirbusBoeing (Reply 25):
And talking about missing screws on a panel - anyone remember the panel from a Continental plane causing the Concord to crash?

The talk about missing screws was just a joke (of course, we wouldn't be joking about it if it had resulted in a tragedy). I wouldn't get too serious about it. Speaking of CO and the Concorde crash btw; I am sure you are aware of the French verdict holding the CO engineer criminally liable - http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/06/france.concorde.trial/
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:58 pm

Quoting AirDFW (Reply 27):
I am Indian and we all know AI. They have the "Deserved reputation" in India and when you follow the news back home and know the pulse of Indian diaspora.

Ah....but no flying experiences it would seem - just 'bandwagoning' then. Got it.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:56 pm

Air India seemed to have paid for CBP to open early to accommodate them at SFO. They get exclusive use of the CBP facility from their arrival until 0730 when CBP opens to the other carriers.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:24 am

Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 29):
Quoting AirDFW (Reply 27):
I am Indian and we all know AI. They have the "Deserved reputation" in India and when you follow the news back home and know the pulse of Indian diaspora.

No actually.... Here in India , Air India's reputations in not bad as you people think outside India.
AI is many times preferred choice of travel subject to availability and price.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:41 pm

Quoting rajrs (Reply 31):
No actually.... Here in India , Air India's reputations in not bad as you people think outside India.
AI is many times preferred choice of travel subject to availability and price.

I find it surprising AI would be preferred considering the huge expansion of new carriers operating new, clean planes.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:00 pm

Air India is probably the only airline in India that flies wide bodies domestically. That makes a difference. The 787 is very like there on domestic and there older airbus narrow bodies are not in the best of state
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:34 pm

Quoting MPadhi (Reply 32):

AI has third highest load factor after Spicejet and Indigo, infact its almost as popular as Indigo.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:50 pm

Quoting AirDFW (Reply 27):

I am Indian and we all know AI. They have the "Deserved reputation" in India and when you follow the news back home and know the pulse of Indian diaspora, we know to avoid AI to avoid as it works as just another Indian Bureaucracy.

I wonder why the management at IndiGo doesn't have a go at starting international service (medium-to-ultra long haul) with a premium class offering. They seem to be quite good at running an airline.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:21 am

Quoting flybhx764 (Reply 33):
I find it surprising AI would be preferred considering the huge expansion of new carriers operating new, clean planes.

Correct , but AI is not at all being considered as bad. Plus points are good food, operates from international terminals at DEL & BOM, wide bodies on some domestic routes, experienced ,matured & trained staff etc etc ..
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:44 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 34):

AI has third highest load factor after Spicejet and Indigo, infact its almost as popular as Indigo.

How are cancelled flights reported? How are they depicted in terms of load factor? 3x flights with bookings at 50% load factor - one cancelled - passengers re-booked on remaining flights - reported as 2x flights at 75%, or 3x flights, 2 at 75% and one at zero?
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:46 pm

Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 29):
Ah....but no flying experiences it would seem - just 'bandwagoning' then. Got it.

Please look at the trip reports section; infact a one just trending
Lost In India – BOM-DEL-DOH-DME In AI+QR C (by zolagola Nov 11 2015 in Trip Reports)
 
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Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:06 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 35):
I wonder why the management at IndiGo doesn't have a go at starting international service (medium-to-ultra long haul) with a premium class offering. They seem to be quite good at running an airline.

Probably for the same reason that other major LCCs like Ryanair, EasyJet, Southwest etc. etc. aren't starting international service and offering premium class service. Best to stick with what you're best at. Look where a few carriers that tried to do that are now, People Express as one example from the past.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:39 am

Quoting AirDFW (Reply 38):

Please look at the trip reports section; infact a one just trending

As I said AirDFW....you are just bandwagoning - you are not drawing conclusions from your own flying experience. You're just piling on. Regurgitating other people's opinions doesn't add any value as far as I'm concerned - just as my being British (and reading Anet) wouldn't make me an expert on the service standards of British Airways or Virgin Atlantic...... UNLESS I actually have some valid flying experiences to serve as a frame of reference.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:24 pm

Quoting flydeltajets (Reply 30):
Air India seemed to have paid for CBP to open early to accommodate them at SFO. They get exclusive use of the CBP facility from their arrival until 0730 when CBP opens to the other carriers.

That's a huge plus - given the massive queues at the CBP at other (peak) times!
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:00 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 39):

Probably for the same reason that other major LCCs like Ryanair, EasyJet, Southwest etc. etc. aren't starting international service and offering premium class service. Best to stick with what you're best at. Look where a few carriers that tried to do that are now, People Express as one example from the past.

OK, but FR, U2, WN, etc. all arose in a time and place where there were multiple full-service majors around. By contrast, IndiGo exists in a time and place where the only full-service majors are dismal failures that require regular propping-up by the Indian government.

Now, that in and of itself, may be a good reason not to.
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:26 am

Quoting AirDFW (Reply 38):
Please look at the trip reports section; infact a one just trending
Lost In India – BOM-DEL-DOH-DME In AI+QR C (by zolagola Nov 11 2015 in Trip Reports)

and I refer you to the AI related trip reports by abrelosojos, the best damn trip reporter on A.net. According to him, AI rates higher than most US carriers in any cabin. I have flown on AI myself, several times and have found them to be decent. Their aircrafts sometimes have great interiors and some routes have not so great interiors - just as it is with any other airline barring may be one or two in the world. With all due respect, some of the AI criticism is absolutely unwarranted. There was a thread yesterday about rodents on an AI flight. Nobody on that thread seemed to have a thought that may be the airport had a rodent problem. Its not like AI is doing something that breeds rodents inside their aircrafts! Also, In this particular thread the OP wanted to know if AI's interiors were as bad as he thought. Notice how, outside of MPadhi, nobody has actually answered the question  

Also, AirDFW, If you are of Indian descent, you should know that AI has been operating to JFK and EWR for years now and is a widely preferred option for Indian nationals (especially senior citizens, Indian parents of US residents and first time International passengers ). Their flights operate safely, offer better seat pitch, serve much better Indian food than most other carriers and their flights are generally on time. Being in DFW, you might not have felt the love for AI but there is no denying that the Indian diaspora in the greater NYC area has a predilection for AI...
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:40 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):
Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Find out for yourself here.

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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:08 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):
Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Where is the connection between the Interior & Exterior.....
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:53 am

What was the purpose of this post? Just another post just to bash AI.
An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:49 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Thread starter):
Would it be safe to say that the interior of this aircraft was as bad as the outside?

Definitely. It's a well known fact that a book can always be judged by it's cover. This is always true for airplanes, also.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:05 pm

Quoting himmat01 (Reply 46):

No the purpose of my post is not to bash AI as I know very little about the airline. I was excited to see my first AI airliner in
person but the outside of the 777 was in the worst shape of any airliner that I have seen in a long time. If an airline does not
care about the exterior of its aircraft I would be concerned about the cleanliness of the interiors and mechanical condition.
 
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RE: Air India 777 At SFO

Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:58 pm

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 48):
No the purpose of my post is not to bash AI as I know very little about the airline. I was excited to see my first AI airliner in
person but the outside of the 777 was in the worst shape of any airliner that I have seen in a long time. If an airline does not
care about the exterior of its aircraft I would be concerned about the cleanliness of the interiors and mechanical condition.

This pic was taken on the same day as you were there at SFO. I don't think VT-ALG looks as bad as you claim it to be ...


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