Noshow wrote:No more A380s is the only new thing to me.
The Indian side cited difficulty of Indian carriers in getting good slots at Chinese airports as reason for rejection Lame excuse. So while everyone gets rejected their requests for additional capacity, EK keeps getting more. Makes you wonder who's really in control of India's aviation :scratchchin...Jump to post
A good negotiating tactic if indeed true.Jump to post
I can see it now... It begins with just images of the outside, then someone figures out that they can advertise on them and make more money, so each scene has a pop up ad that you can remove if you pay a fee... Please no. Please.... The comment of the thread. This is an awful idea. I doubt it ever ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:India's VVIP fleet
2 x 77Ws - $580 Million
12 x Mi 17 V5s - $750 Million
3 x BBJs - $1 Billion
6 x E-Jets - $600 Million
4 x 744s - $1
The US President (not necessarily Trump) should go the other extreme, retire both AF1 birds, and fly commercial whenever a travel requirement comes up. It'll be great for PR too. Why? Third world countries are spending $Billions on VVIP transport. In an ideal world, all premieres will fly commercia...Jump to post
The US President (not necessarily Trump) should go the other extreme, retire both AF1 birds, and fly commercial whenever a travel requirement comes up.
It'll be great for PR too.
To me, it should actually be considered on the newer B77Ws as well, reducing economy to 32" systemwide. W could be 38" and 2-4-2. As an added perk, premium economy could keep AC outlets while economy would have no AC outlets but retain USB charging ports. Heh - basically drop standards in...Jump to post
Excellent read, thanks for the share.
Sounds like a rubbish ride on the EY 77L from BOM - what nationality were the crew exactly? Without stereotyping, I find FAs from parts of the Arab world to be rather curt and dismissive to anybody 'foreign'.
Vistara opted for six 787s with an option to buy four more, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public. Vistara is considering between the 787-9 and the 787-10 version, which could fly non-stop to European destinations such as London, said one of the peo...Jump to post
One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. Soun...Jump to post
Two countries with a billion apiece but have not had anything much to do with each other historically because of the Himalayas. They're both still playing catch up. I'd say the number of flights between the two is fair game given the circumstances, and correctly matches demand. Don't forget that the...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:This does make me wonder how much the new IST will impact AI. At first glance, not too much. Has anyone seen an analysis on estimated impact on Indian airlines?
Mountain out of a molehill.
Bastian did quite the roadshow today in Los Angeles while making a few appearances on national news as well. He made it pretty clear upon being asked that the BOM nonstop service would come from either JFK or ATL. "We've announced it's going to be Mumbai, although we haven't announced that it'...Jump to post
The only worthwhile channel on the IFE is the moving map anyway.Jump to post
tphuang wrote:If you think dl mandarin content is so substantial, then why does Chinese expat I know all prefer to fly Chinese carriers?
Initially it made me hard to believe that an airline with such a limited network can have platinum members too. Right from the outset, they have offered a policy where they match the status of AI / 9W loyals starting from Gold - so Gold and Plat. I do agree that it would have been tough to gain suc...Jump to post
1000 737s for one airline is all well and good, but is it fair to say that Southwest have held the 737 programme hostage at various points, which is one of the reasons why Boeing are in the situation they are in now, with no replacement in sight for the foreseeable while Airbus walks away with sever...Jump to post
As the former aviation minister said, it is hard to find a bakra for Air India.Jump to post
How about this Airbus A320 - MSN 247: 27/11/1991 Mexicana N247RX 23/12/1994 Translift Airways EI-TLH 23/04/1995 All Leisure Airways G-OALA 28/11/1995 Canair G-OALA 27/03/1996 All Leisure Airways G-OALA 05/11/1996 Transmeridian EI-TLH 24/04/1997 TransAer EI-TLH 17/11/1997 Transmeridian EI-TLH 28/04/1...Jump to post
Granted, who knows what DL's long term plans are; but one thing that's consistent is that DL's never demonstrated any interest in DEL, despite having attempting 6 different routes to India on its own metal. Five were to BOM, the other to MAA. I can list: JFK-BOM ATL-BOM JFK-AMS-BOM Which were the o...Jump to post
Fair to say that the vast number of posts on this thread have misunderstood the OP. His point is quite simple: why did the 757 and 767 programmes have a far lower ceiling in terms of future development compared to the 737/747/777 programmes. Though to be fair, certain other posts have addressed this.Jump to post
Not sure if they are considered 'major', but KU have some A350s due and the blue is the exact shade they use at present.
Then again, they just refreshed their livery a couple of years ago.
When DMM opened, the place seemed massive, although the duty free/canteen style food outlet were repulsive. The place was usually empty. Well into the 2000s, most airlines served DMM sub-daily. Even mighty EK wasn't flying daily for a very long time. Three days a week the flights were during the da...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:So assuming they are in fact intending to order, I could see:
737-9 for domestic Vietnam
A321-200LR for Asia
777X for US and Europe
I agree - Ethiopian have such a dizzying network that it's surprising that it ain't there on this list.Jump to post
EMBSPBR wrote:The chosen aircraft has not even been announced and some here are already scheduling the delivery, reallocating the programming within the production line and even proposing a temporary replacement until final delivery ...
Could India and Iceland sign a new bilateral if WOW exhausts the current one? Because it is very restrictive and quite old (I think it was signed in 2005). Well, that hasn't worked for Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. Can you tell what bilateral have they signed? Turkey for instance has signed a...Jump to post
These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) Pfft...that's rubbish.Jump to post
The first time I went to India in 2000 I needed a visa which took a long time to get and when I arrived at the airport in Bombay I remember seeing cracks in the walls and a lot of old worn-out equipment. This last time (last year) I was at Cochin and Ahmedabad and both were modern airports with the...Jump to post
A lot of talk in this thread about AA and others minting money in Venezuela.
Are there statistics to show whether these flights are full in only one direction? ie: CCS - MIA? Do a lot of folks head TO Venezuela in these times?
India-China without a doubt! You have the world's two most populated countries with over 2 billion people between them, and yet a mere half dozen flights from the entire country- 1. DEL-PEK Air China 2. DEL-PVG China Eastern 3. DEL-PVG Air India 4. DEL-CAN China Southern 5. DEL-KMG Shandong Airline...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:The same Zodiac that caused Boeing so many seat problems, oh well.
Quite typical from Lufthansa. After all, it had been a fair few months since the last strike.Jump to post
For MAA - it has to be that Air Austral service to the Reunion Islands.Jump to post