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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I bet if AI or 9W was involved the comments would be very diffent from both sides, Indians defending and non-Indians critisizing. If. For all its faults (look at my signature line) AI is unlikely to deplane a family of any nationality for offering biscuits to a crying baby. and given that you recog...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

You missed the point. Do you know what a non-performing asset is for a bank? It is a sudden shift in the rules on how a client is handled. .... The state owned banks have themselves warned AI is in danger of becoming a non-performing asset. We are just over two weeks away from the financial wheels ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

... And Indian law has no supremacy in the UK. If BA wants to hide behind UK laws for their misdeeds, it should operate within the UK. Post BREXIT that may very well be the case, when EU renders all British AOCs and crew licences invalid. BA is "hiding" behind nothing and it was operating...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

scbriml wrote:
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And Indian law has no supremacy in the UK.


If BA wants to hide behind UK laws for their misdeeds, it should operate within the UK. Post BREXIT that may very well be the case, when EU renders all British AOCs and crew licences invalid.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I honestly think this is going to cost a lot of Mars Minis to BA. Two families were kicked out of the airport by security at 10 PM, their BPs were confiscated A third family was also threatened by airport security. Ministry of Civil Aviation ordered Indian DGCA to investigate this incident. Ministry...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3151

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

EK offers an exceptional in-flight service in all 3 classes (just compare the the quality and size of dinner and lunch meals served in economy class with those served on the likes of AA or UA UA spends $5.80 on catering per passenger, actually highest among US3. EK spends $25 per passenger on in-fl...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Get a grip - what fine? How can any Indian court levy a fine for an alleged incident that happened in LONDON ? Please explain how that works. Because BA operates to India and they have to abide by Indian laws if they want to continue to operate to India. If the passenger moves court on the basis of...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

BA will pay a hefty fine in India. They will get EU261 claim and in Indian courts. On what basis would any Indian court have any jurisdiction over an alleged incident that took place in London? :confused: Oh, now you are looking for fair treatment. That ship has sailed. Pay fine and move on.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

BA will pay a hefty fine in India. They will get EU261 claim and in Indian courts. On what basis would any Indian court have any jurisdiction over an alleged incident that took place in London? :confused: Oh, now you are looking for fair treatment. That ship has sailed. Pay fine and move on. BTW, B...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

I think it is viewed as a giant status symbol among nerds, especially those with money in the bank, and eco-friendly people too. I'm not so sure how much further it extends. Let me know when the A-listers are embracing it in a very public way.. I would add "pretend" nerds. Anyone with dee...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I don’t think that’s what they were doing. I think they were defending BA because there is likely much more to the story, that none of us know about. Must be the language barrier, the way I read the above posts, BA FA would never do or say such things. That has been disproven with snap chat video. ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

BA will pay a hefty fine in India. This FA picked the wrong soft target.

Wasn't there another recent incident of BA FA's rant on snapchat about Nigerians?

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

These antics amuse me. Doesn't anyone at AI/GoI understand what non-performing asset means? Lightsaber Depends on which sector is more vulnerable. From the state-owned banks perspective, AI is the best performing asset, $3.3B-$4B loan yields an annual revenue of $600 Million. The root cause of the ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

9W and AI cannot completely remove business class because they are in an alliance/partnership with other FSCs.

I think Vistara is in a position to go the al-a-carte model. Even a home-grown software should be able to manage their small network.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

They are good at throwing darts at a map with both hands and send out a freshly minted plane on its way. Highly skilled and definitely useful. If you apply any logic you won't survive for more than two months.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Indigo can hire former and current EK management. Their views and plans are very much aligned.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

No sane person would buy Tesla out at over $70 billion plus debt. Saudis and any other oil cartel would buy companies promoting alternative energies. Benefits are two-fold, one they can claim they are not solely into fossil fuels, and they can kill the company anytime. I heard quite a few shale gas...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Selling AIATSL is good in the sense, it will essentially end EAS program because no private operator would operate an airport with one flight a day. Someone should not buy ATRs in the hope of milking government subsidies. Well, selling AIESL is a bad idea, but I can see this happening. Anyone would ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Well, some of the best run family-owned private American companies are the ones without any social media presence, and those are not even well-known names.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Huh? Please re-listen to the conference call. 6E isn't burning cash. They committed dollars to pre-pay leases to lessen the rupee decline and buying ATRs cash while preparing to start buying A320s cash. Lightsaber Probably I need to clarify. 6E is like a runaway train. There is no way it can stop c...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Per the call, Indigo is reacting to other airlines dropping their < 15 day pricing. In other words, 6E is not able to charge planned fares for 0-15 day bookings. What we know is both AI and Jet are very short on cash. Lightsaber Sure they don't have cash, but they are not burning cash like 6E. Thei...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

So let us pick a random route ABC-XYZ with, 6E 8 dailies, AI and GoAir have 1 daily each. Lets say average price structure looks somewhat like this excluding taxes and fees. 15+ days - $50 RT 8-15 days - $75 RT 0-7 = days - $100 RT So to fill 8 dailies 6E is forced to sell 15+ day bookings below $50...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Again, if at a profit, this isn't dumping. ... It isn't just them not raising last minute fares. Lightsaber Profits can be cooked. Those who cookbooks most likely dump capacity and lower prices So the existence of profit doesn't imply an absence of capacity dumping. I am 100% sure you haven't liste...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Dumping= selling below cost. Not only is 6E making a small profit, they are acquiring assets... So the only airlines that are dumping are 6E, Vistara, and 9W... Lightsaber Traditionally private carriers in India sold advance booking tickets at a discount, and jack up 0-15 day ticket prices. AI alon...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Very little coverage in MSM, maybe they don't want to be part of a federal investigation if this goes sideways.

Isn't calling for a shareholder meeting too risky for Musk, they may remove him at the same meeting.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Refurbishment of wide bodies have been in their plans for more than a year. Those are the reasons why 9W needs cash along with paying the debt. Every airline on earth has debt and constant need for working capital. But PR peeps only talk about debt as if there is no revenue. Just because there is a...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

India-Europe is 3-crew under DGCA, Dubai-Boston is 2-crew under GCAA, how would Indian airlines make a profit. By India EU do you mean flights above 10 hours or any India EU one? I've heard AI's DEL MAD was in trouble due to same reason. I have seen 3-crew on 9W BOM-LHR flight. Maybe to mitigate re...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 148
Views: 19606

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

... Btw if Jet is in so bad a shape, how are they launching BOM-MAN? Does anyone know if Jet's EU-India flights (other than LHR) are profitable? Because it is not in such a bad shape as it claimed to be here by pundits. They have been rationalizing routes diligently, not throwing darts on the map a...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

According to the video, the mechanic can sign off on the planes repairs right there at the plane instead of having to go to an office, find a desktop PC and sign off on the repair. Between that and the technology to diagnosis a problem while the plane is still in the air (that has been around for a...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan sets record for primary votes
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Michigan sets record for primary votes

That is good news for a democracy, more voters executing their right to vote. Probably a lesson learned from the last general election. More Michigan voters cast ballots in Tuesday's election than in any gubernatorial primary in at least 40 years, setting a modern record for participation. Unofficia...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

jet airways once again going for expatriate pilots https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/jet-airways-scouting-for-expatriate-pilots/1273055/lite/?__twitter_impression=true DGCA would make hiring expats literally impossible. That is just because one expat crashed a plane. In general DGCA CARs ar...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Ya, let CAG audit Indigo financials.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

I did detailed numbers to show this isn't true. AI's numbers keep being revised. DTW2HYD, I applaud your enthusiasm for an airline, but there is a time to realize an enterprise isn't recoverable. I revised my numbers and... so far I have been too optimistic on AI it looks like there just isn't enou...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

@lightsaber I said $8B six days back in #616. The point you are missing is all debt is not equal. AV : WC is 50:50, so $4B:$4B 1) AV debt revenue generating frames @LIBOR + 0.25 - $3,4 Billion 2) AV debt non-rev frames @LIBOR + 0.25 - $600 Million 3) WC debt external commercial borrowing @5-8% ($1 B...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Unless Tesla has some unique software no one else has and cannot develop quickly they have no advantage. There are Chinese companies churning out electric buses by thousands, they can easily build a replica at half of Tesla's price tag. Musk has to motivate typical iPhone buyers who don't know much ...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

11,000 crore would buy under a year Lightsaber If GoI pays off $1.6 Billion WC debt in one go, it would save AI at least $300 Million/year going forward. Assuming GoI doesn't place another 50x777X order, AI can easily recover in 3 years. Keep in mind, in 3 years most of the highest salary bracket s...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

All GoI need to do is to allow restructure AI's WC debt from any source. But it will not do because the entire banking system will collapse. But the impact would be bigger even than the banking system. The decision now is which are the lesser of two evils - controlled or uncontrolled failure? And a...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2506

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Revelation wrote:
... No one these days puts in the kind of effort that IBM used to put into documentation back then.


At least Compuware did ;) ;)

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

No one is suggesting to give money to AI. This money circulation scheme ie., give bailout money to AI, AI pays PSBs and as inflated taxes to GoI, would be illegal if it was not the government doing it. All GoI need to do is to allow restructure AI's WC debt from any source. But it will not do becaus...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 687
Views: 48540

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Or 50% of what India spends on one statue. Each Make In China statue costs about $3B.
Or 10% of what India spends on 300 Mile rail road track.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7772

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

UN Human Rights Commission has become a joke often lead by a Middle Eastern country.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Analysts do all the time. What BA & DL had to do is essentially become LCC for domestic/ short haul routes to cope with Ryanair & WN, & only be FSC for a small segment (business/ domestic first class) It will be interesting to see if domestic market in India is different to elsewhere in...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

binayak wrote:
Inon fuel cask has began reducing,


I think with the exception of 6E everyone is trying to cut non-fuel CASK.

Also, it is not reasonable to compare CASK of a 189 seat all Y BoB frame with 150+ seater including 12 J, with complimentary meal/snack and FFP.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Or without growth, in 5 years AI will be the smallest Indian airline. Lightsaber It would have been the tiniest Indian airline in 2006 with 10x A343s and remain there. That was the plan all along, but some dumb politician ordered too many planes. It is already a tough environment with higher taxes,...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe

Apple(and maybe others) appear to have the dumbest implementation of 2FA via text messages. Unaware of the consequences most users(with one device) are giving the same device phone number for 2FA notifications. If you lose the device, you cannot even log in to iCloud to track the device, because it ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Why do you call making a profit digging a hole? Emirates has been posting profits for decades, still, no competitor has gone out of business. In fact, they all using Emirates overcapacity situation to their advantage. 6E is in the same situation, any tiny airline with an ATR on the same route can p...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 904
Views: 47498

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

There was a news report a couple of months back about ATF cost increases, AI 14%, 9W 17%, and 6E 21%. Not sure about its validity. Tried to Google but not able to find it now. Neither CEOs nor AOG GTF NEOs is going to give 6E an advantage as you seem to think. For your fuel efficiency theory to mate...

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