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by Spiderguy252
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2398

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

9W began AUH before they began DXB back in 2006-07. They did sell DXB on their website, and those pax were bused in 9W/EY liveried buses from AUH to DXB.

Not sure how popular those services were considering the abundance of services between India and DXB, but 9W soon launched DXB and SHJ anyway.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8258

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

Does KWI remain? FRA-KWI-FRA on both LH and KU are very popular services.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 12875

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

If this came to pass, how would this affect Saudi Arabian? Any of their flights fly through Iran?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to bid for Alitalias jet fleet (Short & Long haul)
Replies: 21
Views: 7699

Re: Ryanair to bid for Alitalias jet fleet (Short & Long haul)

Nothing will happen.

20 replies too many on this thread.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Voyager Probes - Celebrating 40 years!!
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: Voyager Probes - Celebrating 40 years!!

Fantastic probes, both of them.

It also happened at the right time. I suspect none of these expeditions would receive funding support today.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again
Replies: 27
Views: 3420

Re: Indian Navy Slams the MiG-29K's, Again

Considering the Indian Navy has multiple carriers inbound over the next decade and a half they better get this right. They've already ditched the Naval Tejas, so there.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 6464

Re: Horrible a32xs

Depending on the engines, sitting at the front end of the cabin will indeed expose you to a lawn-mover noise right after take-off.

Bar that I find the A320 more comfortable than the 737 but to each his own.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 88
Views: 20005

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

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So will Lufthansa be yet another carrier who will shed the 346 and continue flying the 343 for a few more years?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33093

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Will either manufacturer trust PW for future programmes again?

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity

Question; Does (and if so, what is) Qatar have a limit on the amount of seats that it can weekly serve to India? Though, I am sure that it is likely outdated; http://www.dgca.nic.in/bilateral/mouqatar1206.pdf seemingly sets limits. The Qatar - India bilateral has not been revised since 2009, and th...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th
Replies: 58
Views: 5621

Re: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th

There is probably nothing much to this, especially if the end of this month (August) comes around and everybody is paid on the scheduled date.

If this was 9W or 6E I doubt it would have made the news even.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 3309

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

Are you saying everybody unilaterally chose to keep their windows closed, with or without the crew saying anything?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October
Replies: 65
Views: 9409

Re: Etihad Airways To Retire A340 Fleet Late October

dredgy wrote:
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me.


You'd think Lufthansa will keep theirs till the very end too.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6729

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

What a unique thread, can't say I have seen anything like this before!

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 9711

Re: Is 747 dying?

The A380 makes the news because it's an unexpected (early) death, while the 747 has been in decline for the better part of two decades.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17070

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

The airplane climbed to a max altitude of 24K feet and a top speed of 315ks. I don't buy the theory that the crew had no idea about this. There is more to the story than what is written here and we have to wait until the facts emerge. For what its worth, the aircraft flew other sectors that day (22/...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al add "proudly all Boeing" on new 787
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: El Al add "proudly all Boeing" on new 787

Wow, that graphic is tiny.

Should have been "Proudly all Boeing...perhaps not out of choice." :mrgreen:

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Until then, maybe they can remove the last row of seats and create a hand luggage storage there.


Are we referring to the same airlines who are happy to halve galley space to accommodate a set of lavatories?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 8054

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

QuawerAir wrote:
Oneworld doesn't have any Indian or Chinese airline. Is there any Indian airline planning to join OW and does Hainan Airlines plan to join the alliance anymore?


Kingfisher Airlines were in oneworld earlier in the decade, but we know how that ended.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33093

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

P&W have been attempting these fixes for close to two years now. You'd think it would be quicker to start from a blank slate and make a new engine!

It reflects very poorly on them in particular, especially given their past track record with both manufacturers.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air India removes non-veg food for economy passengers on domestic flights
Replies: 32
Views: 587

Re: Air India Stops Serving Non-Veg Meals on All Domestic Flights

I am going to vote with my purse, and sadly my next flight is with Air India, but next time given an option i will prefer anyone else. The Gujjufication of Air India is complete. In order to save Rs 8crs yearly, a company that loses 1000s and 1000s of crs yearly, has decided to alienated 70% of Ind...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9W & AA to discontinue their FF partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 2119

Re: 9W & AA to discontinue their FF partnership

If I can change the OP's question in an attempt to generate some discussion: might there have been other factors always at play during the AA - 9W partnership that proved untenable especially when DL came onboard, besides the fact that AA and DL are competitors themselves?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 38
Views: 11699

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

Spending so much on having half a dozen liveries (among other things) is a sneak peek into the workings of this airline, when they clearly have had other problems to confront this decade.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 179
Views: 18762

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

What needs to wane is every corner of India thinking their immigrants to the various corners of the world mean a profitable nonstop flights should exist. I can't think of one really point to point long haul outside of BOM & DEL (by an Indian or foreign carrier). AI's AMD-LHR-EWR is probably the...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Etihad removes chauffeur services except at AUH, introduces neighbour free seats

The airline is to amend its chauffeur policy following a review of usage by premium guests across all major markets. The complimentary chauffeur service will be retained at Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub and replaced with a paid option at specially negotiated rates in all other cities. The changes w...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes
Replies: 14
Views: 4659

Re: Emirates sees demand returning on US routes

Suffice to say that folks aren't too tempted these days to fly EK, fearing that their laptops and iPads will be rattling about in the hold.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet signs letter of intent for 50 Bombardier Q400 aircraft for $1.7 billion
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

SpiceJet signs letter of intent for 50 Bombardier Q400 aircraft for $1.7 billion

“We are already operating a fleet of 20 Q400s and will add another 25 by early 2020. The deliveries start during early 2018 and we will induct one aircraft per month till 2020,” SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh told ET on the sidelines of Paris Air Show. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines considering second European route with A359's
Replies: 16
Views: 4137

Re: Malaysian Airlines considering second European route with A359's

I'm sure I'm not the only one who believes that MH will operate an A350 fleet far exceeding just 6 frames.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 12344

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

China needs a crash course on airplane liveries.

They're all so beaten up without exception.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet and the 787
Replies: 19
Views: 3491

Re: SpiceJet and the 787

lightsaber wrote:
I think we'll see A350s in India. But not Spicejet.


What's your hunch on the A350? Vistara?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 9458

Re: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

Has the LOI on the 737MAX been finalized as an order? Yes, as of today: The airline's chief executive Akbar Al Baker disclosed at the Paris air show today that he had finalised an agreement for 20 737 Max 8s first announced last October, along with 40 options and purchase rights. "We will take...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans
Replies: 55
Views: 8466

Re: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans

Scoot now flies to Athens which is about the first city in Europe coming from Asia and very reachable from everywhere in Europe. People from all over Europe (including London) fly to Athens to catch the Scoot flights to Singapore. Other way around, Asians use Athens as their entry point to Europe a...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Apparently, India has signed deal for F-16
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Apparently, India has signed deal for F-16

Is Lockheed Martin ready for a 15-year slog before a single frame rolls out in IAF colours? And even the chances of that are only 50% at best.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin
Replies: 22
Views: 7289

Re: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin

Finally a response to Boeing's (nice) BSI on the 737 and 787.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 78
Views: 9496

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

BawliBooch wrote:
Part of what has come to mean the LCC rulebook is single-type fleet, no loyalty program and so on. Indigo has broken both these rules the past month. Moving to a 320-ATR mixed fleet and introducing a loyalty program. Let's see how long they last.


What loyalty program?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet and the 787
Replies: 19
Views: 3491

Re: SpiceJet and the 787

SpiceJet getting widebody aircraft?

Colour me skeptical.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats
Replies: 64
Views: 11774

Re: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats

Thankfully there are far fewer 3-3-3 A330 operators than 3-4-3 777 ones.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15668

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Too bad Etihad and its ilk rely on one country (not their own) to make their long-haul flights work. If even AI are sweeping you off the table, you just have to wonder...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 7793

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Emirates can't catch a break anywhere these days, it seems.

(I realize this is very minor, but just saying)

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Freighter conversion?
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Re: A340 Freighter conversion?

VRHNM wrote:
I thought longer aircraft tend not to be freighters due to loading complications?


Hasn't stopped the 747.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 374
Views: 85944

Re: Etihad to deepen its ties with Alitalia

"War" on Qatar might have Just saved Alitalia.. UAE, now more than ever, needs support for its actions ...Italy an impétrant même er of the EU.. not a good moment to abandon Alitalia right now, I assume.. True. And it doesn't really mean they're going to follow through on this beyond the ...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM and 9W to Codeshare
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: AM and 9W to Codeshare

Is Etihad a blocker in any way for 9W joining SkyTeam?

Before you point to AZ being in SkyTeam or others like Air Berlin being in an alliance - the difference was these carriers were already in an alliance before EY came along.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16724

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

These airlines did exceedingly well when fuel prices were sky high, and now talk about deferring orders, culling destinations and plunging profits when oil prices are at record lows. Go figure. It's not hard to connect the dots. Isn't it coincidental? Their governments support them significantly an...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16724

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

These airlines did exceedingly well when fuel prices were sky high, and now talk about deferring orders, culling destinations and plunging profits when oil prices are at record lows.

Go figure. It's not hard to connect the dots.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136918

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Not sure why Indian carriers (AI, 9W, 6E, SG, IX) have to detour the UAE while flying to Qatar though India has no dog in this fight.

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A reciprocal move prohibiting Emirates from using Indian airspace won't be fun for them, surely.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 14298

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

ikolkyo wrote:
Looks like the MAX 10 is a sealed deal, wonder who else is in line.


Jet Airways might be another customer at Paris, according to rumours.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in Talks to Buy 50 Single-Aisle Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Jet Airways in Talks to Buy 50 Single-Aisle Aircraft

9W has lost a lot of market share over the last 10 years to the other domestic carriers, IndiGo in particular. With the ATRs leaving too and IndiGo picking up 50 of them, you'd think that they need as much metal as they can get. Which is why an order for only 75 x 737s - with many of them slated to ...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in Talks to Buy 50 Single-Aisle Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Jet Airways in Talks to Buy 50 Single-Aisle Aircraft

The most likely model the airline is considering is the 737 Max, though it is also looking at Airbus SE’s A321neo jets as well as the 737 Max 10, a stretched version Boeing may introduce in Paris this month, the person said, asking not to be identified as the discussions are confidential. Jet Airwa...

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