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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 26
Views: 846

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

The dealer explained that the problem stemmed from it being a US spec mower, only expected to deal with light fluffy grass trimmings from a lawn that hardly grew at all due to it being baked under a hot sun. ... But for those with regular yards, and regular 'murrican grass, electric is the way to g...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8416

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

In the article, it mentions the unbundling as an alternative to offering premium economy. For me, it begs the question if this is a temporary measure to grab the premium economy customers until EK can add a true premium economy section on their aircraft? Cabin reconfiguration costs a boatload of mo...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8416

Re: ek unbundling j

It's called Basic Economy. More and more airlines are introducing it. Eh??? This is about business class... Basic Business Class Your base fare is that you get to stand in the business class cabin by the bar... :banghead: There is too much ambiguity surrounding BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So I think you are right that the negative news hasn't played well. I am speculating here so feel free to not read on: basically Jet shutting down the way it did (and I don't mean NG getting kicked out - no one cares - if Jet would have become Vistara or any other FSC airline no one would have blin...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8416

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

In the article, it mentions the unbundling as an alternative to offering premium economy. For me, it begs the question if this is a temporary measure to grab the premium economy customers until EK can add a true premium economy section on their aircraft? Cabin reconfiguration costs a boatload of mo...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Did DGCA/AAI publish April '19 traffic data? Haven't seen any info. Interestingly high premium yielding airport is mum about April data and busy with tree saplings. http://dgca.nic.in/reports/Traffic_reports/Traffic_Rep0419.pdf Thank you anshabhi. I remember seeing a lot more data like by the airpo...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 122
Views: 17413

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

Fun facts

India's population - 1.37 Billion
Eligible voters - ~900 Million
Voters voted in 2019 election - ~603 Million (67% of 900 Million)
Voters voted for BJP in 2019 - ~235 Million (39% of 603 Million)

So, 1.135 Billion Indians have nothing to with BJP's yuge victory.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Did DGCA/AAI publish April '19 traffic data? Haven't seen any info. Interestingly high premium yielding airport is mum about April data and busy with tree saplings.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

As I had predicated on this thread, namely, Jet would be revived to show how effective the new minister is https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livemint.com/companies/news/jet-airways-crisis-civil-aviation-minister-confident-of-a-solution/amp-1560506367181.html Note that he said that he is “very confid...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 26
Views: 846

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

My neighbor tried battery operated lawn mower and snow blower. He says battery operated lawn mower is pretty much useless, returned and bought a gas one. I do understand that small engines pollute the environment more than automobiles and one should avoid those. But we use lawn mower 60 minutes once...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://youtu.be/-bYAQ-ZZtEU?t=547
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CaliguyNYC wrote:
...Nothing anyone has said on this forum deserves a response like this.


It is a well-known technique. You might want to watch this video, so you will know to identify telltale signs and ignore.
https://youtu.be/-bYAQ-ZZtEU?t=547

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

killswitch13 wrote:
^^^ sardar civil aviation minister fulfilling his fantasies with taxpayers money


In case you missed the recent news, 235 Million of 1.37 Billion Indians gave him permission to spend.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Wasn't India also a signatory to the Capetown treaty when Kingfisher went bankrupt? Did lessors get back their planes, then? Or, have you forgotten? Laws are just on paper. India does whatever it wants. KF vendors in India lost $100 Million as unpaid fees. They went to court, but the court agreed o...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... I think EXIM Bank is making a ginormous mistake by keeping the deregistered 77w aircraft in India where it will be subject to Indian laws. Any attempt to sell the aircraft could potentially be stalled by Indian courts because EXIM stands to gain 90 percent of the sales proceeds as profit (the r...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

ADIGRO GIVES 48 HOURS DEADLINE Threatens to Walk Away https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/business/story/adigroup-still-interested-jet-will-wait-only-48-hrs-1547702-2019-06-12 Even a party that is literally begging to issue a check to restart Jet, is caught in the Indian bureaucracy ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8416

Re: ek unbundling j

Let's hope they unbundle meals next! Would rather eat at a real restaurant before/after and bring a snack to eat onboard rather than having month-old reheated plane food! If you recall Mueller was bought in as digital transformation officer to change EK's IT systems to support the al-a-carte model ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

...I wonder what the min connectivity Vistara would need at BOM to maintain a min long haul network out of BOM - say LHR 2X and 1X to 2 EU hubs (so 4 daily long haul flights). Where would Vistara get the money to buy these slots in the open market? Without money they have to wait for AI to die, so ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

the GOI should sell AI debt free ... Between 11/18 and 3/19 there were multiple news articles and GoI's own PIB claiming 29,464 Cr debt have been moved to an SPV. Are these news real or fake? If it is true why are we talking about 55,000 Cr debt? 25,000 Cr is liabilities associated with av assets, ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... And what happens if it doesnt shut down in the "NEAR FUTURE" or could you estimate the time frame of that near future as so far so many near futures have come and AI is still eating our money and flying So Id love to have your intellect on the time line as well when your so sure about...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI's 60% expenditures go back to govt PSUs in form of taxes and loan liabilities. I don't think Modi or his new finance recruit are aware of that fact. They are focused on divestment goal, hence AI will be shut down in the near future. That said, I don't support its operation in its current form at...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet 777 Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: Jet 777 Fleet

There is a dedicated Jet Airways thread with a lot of opinions. It is unclear who actually owns these frames. Rumored owners range from US-EXIM to off-shore shell companies and banks/lease servicers in between. Four seem to be going through the repo/de-reg/resale process. Six are just stored. In sum...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So what do you think the future of Vistara is..Given it has the backing of two very experienced brands do you think after AI's exit they will be able to be a lone FSC and Survive in the indian market PLUS make profit..? Without structural reforms in finance and aviation sectors, all airlines are ju...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Ok I never comment and usually just go through posts However In these recent turbulent times in Indian aviation where we have seen a 25 year old Airline like 9W shutting down and falling to its demise and AI goin through its new norm of losses Im forced to wonder if this is what the new norm of Ind...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 122
Views: 17413

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

India was faking GDP growth by a few points. Rather than growing at about 7% a year in that period, growth was about 4.5%, according to the research paper, published by the Center for International Development at Harvard University https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/controversy-over-whether-india-was-i...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 5549

Re: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon

Why does wiki say development stopped in 2017? A so called MALAYSIAN investor climbed aboard ... insisted on certain rights to the aircraft ... EVEKTOR gave it to him ... he never wired the money in return ... went through several international courts ... MALAYSIAN went to prison and EVEKTOR was ba...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

lightsaber wrote:
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Indian airlines need better integration with alliances. A JV would be ideal. For a new Jet, UK, or any other Indian airline wanting excellent profits to North America.

Lightsaber


US3/EU3 unions won't allow JVs with airlines based out of low labor cost countries.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 5549

Re: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon

Why does wiki say development stopped in 2017?

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0

Moneycontrol and their guest financial analysts always been positive about Jet. It could be because of the way Indian media ownership and their affiliation with specific groups. Or they invested too much and trying to recover thru pumped up news. Hard to believe any news comes out of the world's lar...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are being hard on NG. This is a business failure and you are attaching company issues to him personally which I don't think is correct. Otherwise, no one will get business. NG make poor business decisions but no business makes good decisions 100% of the time. Plus, in a notoriously difficult an...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

1. I like your bold predictions. If even 50% are right, you will be KIng. 2. Unfortunately, the Government may be defining "success" as selling Air India, not its dissolution. If no one buys it, I suspect it will still be a tire around the Government's neck that politically it will not be...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... I'm wondering when the GoI wakes up and realizes how punitive their taxes on aviation are? Lightsaber They never will, there is no incentive to correct structural issues as long as people believe these are tactical management issues. No foreign investor is interested in investing in India. AI w...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BA 789s have more premium seats (including 8 F, more W) than the code 2 77E they usually send to BLR. Their A35K will also have more J seats (albeit no F) and more W seats. Airports can roll as much as they want, Airlines (private) run on business cases, not on charity. 789 is a significant quality...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7167

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

... The multi-billion investment is required to support the growth and will be recovered, the $millions spent on Code-F enhancements will not be recovered. If I'm going to spend a couple of billion to realign my entire airport to support future growth, why not spend a few extra million at that poin...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... I honestly do not understand your resentment towards BLR.. I don't have any resentment toward BLR or Bangalore. Kannadigas are the nicest people in entire South India and Bangalore was the most beautiful city in India when I lived there. I do have resentment towards entities which forget their ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Fair point. Though I personally like to spend the Sunday resting before starting work on Monday. I re-ran the numbers for one-way Business class with the shortest connection times and both segments being on the same airline. I tried pricing out for two dates. The dates being June 15th (Saturday) / ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian An-32 disappeared
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Indian An-32 disappeared

This is the second An-32 vanished over Indian territory. So far no sign of An-32 lost contact over the Bay of Bengal in 2016.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Friday outbound (and Friday return) for business travel in J. Is that common in India? No US corp would pay for an extra night in a hotel with J and no US employee would spend the weekend on business travel. Fair point. Though I personally like to spend the Sunday resting before starting work on Mo...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

On an average fares to BLR from anywhere in USA are more expensive than other cities in India. This claim has been made twice over the last few posts, particularly about EK and QR. I compared BLR-JFK and BOM-JFK one-stop business fares for 6/9/19 outbound and 6/13/19 return(last minute business tri...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7167

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

If ORD it allowing an A380 to sit at the gate for 3hrs30mins that's their problem not the A380's. The $millions spent on Code-F enhancements where part of the multi-billion runway realignment investment. They would have been spent with or without A380's. If ORD wants to pad its finances to line the...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7167

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

Please. You're trying to tell me that ORD embarked on a multi-billion runway realignment project just because of the A380? How much did it really add up? Peanuts. The drama and inflated costs were primarily (only?), a U.S. thing due to politics, corruption, and antiquated airport infrastructure. A ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

As far as One World is concerned, Japan Airlines (JAL) is adding a daily flight from Tokyo (NRT)- Bengaluru (BLR) in 2020 that is perfectly timed for connections (both ways) to Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver. It still will not be an option for the Bay area fliers since JAL flies to H...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

...To me they should be separate. Meaning NG’s liabilities from potential crimes should be carved off of a sale of Jet by GOI banks. But the truth of Indian business/politics comes out.... You are underestimating PSBank Babus' ability to spread the blame so thin that it won't register on anyone. As...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7167

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

The A380 is capable using any 150ft (45m) wide runway. Maybe on its final landing. Can it take off after that, or need at least 2 new engines. With the supersized drama, some airport operators were forced to spend on Code-F expansions for a handful of Code-F movements. ORD is one such example. They...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

...To me they should be separate. Meaning NG’s liabilities from potential crimes should be carved off of a sale of Jet by GOI banks. But the truth of Indian business/politics comes out.... You are underestimating PSBank Babus' ability to spread the blame so thin that it won't register on anyone. As...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Slightly off topic, after reading the discussion on BLR I decided to read on the city and the state. I noticed the state experienced a fast population growth while local fertility rates fell to 1.8 children per woman. Anyone know where most of these people came from? I guess this population migrati...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 395
Views: 19095

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

On an average fares to BLR from anywhere in USA are more expensive than other cities in India. This claim has been made twice over the last few posts, particularly about EK and QR. I compared BLR-JFK and BOM-JFK one-stop business fares for 6/9/19 outbound and 6/13/19 return(last minute business tri...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16514

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

https://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2019/iata-agm-2019-emirates-chief-not-expecting-max-return-until-year-end from June 2nd gives us a fairly precise statement about EK's plans: As for A380s: “We will continue to invest in (the A380s) and fly them into the mid-2030s,” (Emirates Airline president Tim Cla...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates- Post A380
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Emirates- Post A380

This thread is 11 years too early.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153305

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

UKFLYER26 wrote:
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Hopefully captured all of the fleet with this list, feel free to add to it.

Update 1

Good work UKFLYER26. Needs a lot of effort.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 1994

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

With Apple's iPadOS announcement yesterday, buying a macOS device just for browsing and photo/video editing is not advisable. A beefed up iPro pro with cellular and accessories would be a better option. I have a MacBook white 2009 running Mojave(unsupported), still a solid machine compared to severa...

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