Any news on AI launching Tel Aviv, with or without overflights rights over KSA?Jump to post
B777LRF wrote:I'll believe it when I see the first DL aircraft landing in Doha. At best it would be a tag-on, probably from Dubai.
Past experience suggests that you shouldn't read too much into these announcements from SG/6E.
Believe it when you see it.
India’s leading private international airline, Jet Airways, will commence a second flight on the Bangalore Singapore route effective March 25, the start of the Summer 2018 schedule. The new flight will be an overnight red-eye flight with a morning return and will complement the existing day flight ...Jump to post
What's factually wrong in what you have written is that the government of Abu Dhabi pulled out of GF to put their weight behind EY triggering the removal of AUH as hub. It was not the other way round. GF still kept a presence in Abu Dhabi with their Gulf Traveller fleet however, until they decided ...Jump to post
tvh wrote:downdata wrote:Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall...
It is more about the chair you are sitting in, which can be the same as in a WB.
Fully expecting some Eurowhite trash a la Finnair or China Eastern.Jump to post
But the problem is when airlines go 10 abreast in A350 and 9 in A330 which have happened and these are the two smallest width economy seats currently flying. Edit: I think the 8 abreast 767 are on par with these too. Only low cost and charter carriers have 8 abreast in 767 and 9 abreast in A330. Ev...Jump to post
Not talking about Vietjet specifically - but I wonder how many of these conversions to later, larger models are influenced by the fact that the airline in question is strapped of funds to actually accept what they originally ordered, therefore kicking the can in such a fashion?Jump to post
Buying the XWB when it was still defined as the old A350 has been a masterstroke. They got the launch discounts and as I understood from their then CEO speaking at the time the upgrade to XWB was essentially free. So they got a vastly better plane for the price of the original A350. This has been s...Jump to post
These Gulf countries and their airlines are so volatile with their decision making...Jump to post
In my opinion 787 is too wide for 8 abreast but slightly too narrow for 9 abreast. 777 is too wide for 9 abreast but slightly too narrow for 10 abreast. 767, A330, and A350 widths are perfect for 7, 8, and 9 abreast respectively. Thankfully Airbus doesn't make aircraft which gives airline such a ch...Jump to post
Nimish wrote:The 3-3-3 seating on the 772 is welcome, as is the Y+ seating, and much preferred over AI's 3-3-3 on the 787 or the 3-4-3 on the 77W. Once UA move this route to a 3-4-3 on a 777, it will not be as pleasant a flight as it is right now.
Just curious - were they 'excited' by the 777 when it was in the works?Jump to post
On paper, BOM has two runways, but the cross formation ensures that it is more efficient to only operate 09-27.
Though bizjets do take off from effectively 'half' of the other runway on occasion.
Just like with EK, the O&D is irrelevant here and something that can be built over time. The India frequencies are important in order to sustain high volume traffic to the U.S. and Europe. The O&D is indeed relevant as the Indian entity uses that as a base for awarding traffic rights, and t...Jump to post
That depends. Frequency and capacity are not mutually exclusive. If they were, the 779 (albeit smaller), would also be bad. EK doesn't seem to have a problem operating multiple A380 frequencies. I think why it doesn't make sense for TK is the fact that their biggest market is Europe which is a lot ...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Wow, they are storing planes not even 4 years old? https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/nwL5HQGy
ISB - what has a new airport got to do with anything? The current airport can handle widebodies, and if BA isn't flying there now it suggests that there are other reasons - lack of traffic or otherwise that are at play. DAC - Biman isn't flying old planes on this route, IIRC they are deploying thei...Jump to post
All I'll say is, if you ever head to DEL out of choice you're doing something wrong. In years past I've always felt that this is a problem that will have to get worse before it gets better, and hopefully now it's at that stage where the government actually lays down the law and clean air abounds. As...Jump to post
ISB - what has a new airport got to do with anything? The current airport can handle widebodies, and if BA isn't flying there now it suggests that there are other reasons - lack of traffic or otherwise that are at play. DAC - Biman isn't flying old planes on this route, IIRC they are deploying their...Jump to post
"Do you know who I am?"
"How dare you touch me?"
"Come meet me outside and we'll see!"
Only in Delhi.
On a serious note, the firing of the baggage loader is a disgrace. Should be reinstated and IndiGo should apologize once more for that one.
mandargb wrote:IF they are rethinking 767.
Why not 757 please.
They have cockpit commonality anyway.
And they can find bunch of customers for 757 too, isn't it?
I think it's a combination of factors. 1) The Indian domestic market is still not mature enough to support larger models. 2) With the exception of Delhi and Mumbai, Indian airports are not congested and have lots of capacity for extra frequencies. 3) Historically, airlines prefer the economics of t...Jump to post
Quick sidebar: Does AI still have the 4-bogie A320s they inherited? Too lazy to look it up, but figured someone reading this would know. They were converted back to 2 wheel units years back and some retired, per old articles. None were converted IIRC. They were retired without modifications. Can yo...Jump to post
Before others chime in with the answer, let it be known that AI aren't the beacons of fleet planning and optimization.
There may be some valid reasons for those dwell times, but other airlines operating ULH flights all over the world more often than not turn around and head back in quick time.
From memory, the early 737s had a cable extending from the tail to the front of the fuselage. Why was that there, why did it go away, and when?Jump to post
It's in the interest of both A and B to not craft airplanes that compete head-on against each other. Every aircraft rolled out as a 'competitor' is usually a notch slightly above or below what the other offers - be it in terms of range, payload or other factors - right from the 737 vs A320 to the 77...Jump to post
I've seen WN's public presentation on this topic. The RES system was a problem preventing red-eyes, but that is resolved. The pilot contract has rates for red-eyes that Southwest considers unreasonable, but they *can* fly red-eyes per the contract. There is, however, another technical issue. The Op...Jump to post
I lived in Kuwait starting 1994, and flew all of KU's planes over the years - including their 5 x A300s and 3 x A310s. Wonderful aircraft, and I'd like to think that they contributed to my preference of Airbus over Boeing when given the choice. Of course, toward the end they got a little tatty but t...Jump to post
Quick sidebar: Does AI still have the 4-bogie A320s they inherited? Too lazy to look it up, but figured someone reading this would know. Affirmative. These were the ones inherited from IC, and one of them is even carrying the Star livery: 2590130 However, they are being phased out as the NEOs enter...Jump to post
Nowadays anybody can get arrested as terrorist for years without evidence. This is not good anyway, but to establish an airline hub, it's about the worst thing that can happen. Passengers that have to fear, that they might get arrested, if they use this hub to change the plane, will use an other hu...Jump to post
I think it is all about the capacity, crew costs and aircraft operation costs. An LCC A320neo would be configured with 186 seats, an LCC A321neo would be configured with 239 seats. I am not sure what is the F/A requirement in India, but in EU or USA an A320neo with 186 seats needs 4 F/As, however a...Jump to post
There are currently just 20 A321s flying in India, all belonging to AI and delivered between 2007 - 2010. AI also operates A320s (CEOs & NEOs) and A319s, and both types individually outnumber the A321s in the fleet. IndiGo operates a large number of A320s, and have a humongous order for NEOs whi...Jump to post
c) With decline in ME - USA capacity, and Jet integrating very well with DAL, offers possibility of non-stops from India to Delta Hubs. Airports like JFK, ATL do come in mind for at least BOM/DEL non-stops. These 777's offer an opportunistic way to add capacity. Jet can fly BOM-JFK with an owned an...Jump to post
This means that their B77L services only are to India and to Pakistan. I wonder if Air India might be interested in buying back those B77Ls, given that there are routes for which they need that range (i.e., DEL-SFO). That may happen in more ways than you think. For one, offer them back to AI. In ad...Jump to post
I am not sure if you are right on this one, Qantas is doing well and for many years compete with all the ME3, now they are doing very well cooperating, so maybe we could see one day AC cooperating and doing a good business with a ME3. "If you can't beat them join 'em". Scribbled all over ...Jump to post
AI should have not sold the 77L; they should have densified it. They could still do this when they get back the 77Ls. Remove F, make J a better product (all-aisle access), and make Y 3-4-3. (Yes I know AI has one of the most spacious Y products in the business, buy 95% of passengers flying AI won't...Jump to post