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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 91
Views: 13689

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

What this girl did I am sure is completely against United's social media use policy and I am almost 100% sure she will lose her job over this. All airlines have gotten very serious about how their employees engage with each other and others on social media..... She won't lose her job, there is alwa...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 21016

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Sorry for being a noob, but what is WWWAS? Surat fanboys. Check their facebook page and you'll get to know the rest. The reason we are talking about them here is because they were once spamming airlines'fb pages asking for flights to STV. + They are also scared of turboprops. So airlines have to op...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Air India - 11,200/120 planes (16,000 counting other GoI employees) LCCs Indigo 17,000/160 = 106 (Literally unskilled, no own GH, no Engineering skills, Do you need these many to beat passengers) AI Express 1129/23 = 49 Spicejet - 6902/58 = 119 Southwest 57,112/717 = 79.6 Global Competitors Emirates...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Ha ha! And the cost to Indian economy for throwing the spare capacity in the market? AI not in business: >30% of BOM slots available for likes of 9W, 6E, Udaan etc 50,000 overpaid hardly worked employees/contractors evicted from prime Bombay real estate Prime real estate available for much needed B...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 91
Views: 13689

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

chonetsao wrote:
Do not blame the FA too quick. She is entitled her opinion and express accordingly. We can not blame her for expressing her feelings and opinions....


As a corporate employee, she is NOT entitled to express her opinions which are in violation of employee social media guidelines.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Right, Times Group says so. There is no bankruptcy for federally guaranteed government entities, just like USPS cannot file for bankruptcy. AI in business Revenue $3.4 Billion Debt servicing - $1.36 Billion (40% of Revenue) Fuel - $1.36 Billion (40% of Revenue) Staff Cost $ 408 Million (12 % of Reve...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 21016

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

binayak wrote:
WWWAS must be delighted.


As long as the 6E equipment is not Fan Wali Chidiya.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 58
Views: 7778

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

axiom wrote:
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Looks like plenty of action to me, even in the context of LH'a ever-changing operations. I'm sure others can add more to this.


Six years, 34 industrial actions later, still the list of potential destinations is too long, particularly when LH-LCCs are sprouting everywhere.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 58
Views: 7778

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What happened to project Jump, the infamous low-cost service using paid-off 340s to low-yield destinations. All talk no action.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Few myths need to be busted. Bankruptcy is not an option for sovereign entities, even US chapter 9 is limited to municipalities. 21 of 27 AI 787s are on sale-and-leaseback. If 787 values are tanking, it is a problem for lessors, not AI. First, 12 are significantly overweight anyway. AI owns/lease fi...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

IMO, the Government of India should retain only regional operations carried out by Alliance Air as PSO. Everything else can and should be sold off for the sake of Air India itself, if nothing else. I'm a bit unsure about selling AI off as a single unit as opposed to perhaps splitting it back into A...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

...I am sure that is supposed to be rationale for why DTW should have a direct flight to India... Never asked for a DTW-India non-stop. All I wanted one of the SkyTeam members/partners to improve their India-Europe feed. A load restricted (100 pax) Jet Airways 737-MAX, doing 3 weekly to AMS, feedin...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It used to be one homer on this thread, we now have a second homer that thinks DTW is the only airport in North America. It looks like three might be now... but I would not be shocked to learn somebody had more than one profile name... :roll: But three rubes in a city with a population of around 70...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NYC with 600,000 Indians and 5 non-stops and probably 10 more carriers offering one-stop to 35 Indian airports. DTW with almost 100,000 has one-stop to 4 Indian airports[/b]? How is that appropriate? There are reasons why New York would have significantly more service than Detroit, and it goes beyo...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It used to be one homer on this thread, we now have a second homer that thinks DTW is the only airport in North America What’s in the water in Detroit or have you all been spending time in “decriminalized states?” Too much fresh water!!! Second largest in the world. How is it different from other f...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

nmdrdh787 wrote:
makes for a toxic conversation or hurts professionals.


On any ABC-XYZ service announcement thread, 777Mech gaslights the thread with an insult to Detroit, winginit puts more gas with additional insults and Laxdude brings some old useless foreign-born data.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

As I stated above. CC ZIPCODE is useless until the data providers release their data (Expedia). If Network planners had an accurate date for this, it would be the holy grail. Literally. Unless things have changed. ... None of us are trying to have a personal bone with you (atleast I am not), but we...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... Also no. O&D traffic data is based off where you board the plane not where you purchased the ticket. That's what I said That passenger does count as DFW-India O&D traffic. Isn't it? I get it, DTW is an important feeder market for ORD, BOS, and JFK. So the slightest thought of DTW-India ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... I also know an Indian who once drove down from DFW to fly out of Houston for cheaper fares. I get to claim DFW. That passenger does count as DFW-India O&D traffic. Isn't it? Now comes the CC ZIPCODE theory. What about tickets purchased in India to DFW and drove to Austin. Fortunately, AUS h...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... That doesn't even answer the question! partnerships aren't relevant for a leakage analysis! You can push this narrative, but until there is accurate POS data, there is no way to 100% prove that this leakage is happening! Do you just skim what I and others are saying and then twist it to your na...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Why not Indigo buy two 77Ws add $580 Million debt, spend $24 Million/year on payments and not get paid for dear leader trips.

AI is not a rockstar, AI is a kid abused by own mom(GoI) and by her boyfriend (Indian PSBs) and everyone says why would mom abuse her own kid or allow her boyfriend abuse.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So, have you run a leakage analysis to determine this? Do you know that Point of Sale data (the key data used to determine this) in Sabre, OAG and other market intelligence sources is not complete at all? Expedia and other booking websites refuse to share it, so when you run a POS report on a route...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Michiganders can drive 150 Miles in 120 minutes. It is funny every one coaches Metro Detroit Indians to drive 4 hrs to ORD (or) endure 30 hr two-stop trips thru their beloved hub paying more than others, so they can enjoy dirt cheap tickets. Just for comparison, a beloved MSA with 78,980 Indian popu...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

About Indian population in DTW catchment area. Again the popular number is fudged by the way MSA is defined. Detroit Metro - 55,000 (vs) DTW catchment Michigan - 77,000 Ohio - 64,000 (part of it) Windsor - 4,000 100 mile and 150 mile circles http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=cle,cmh,tol,grr&R=150mi%40d...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Want to dive even deeper? Check out this pdf , which is a comprehensive view of the entire country. Tri County Detroit, per page 16 of that .pdf, shows a GDP percentage change of 2.1%. That's not. even. close. to being one of the fastest growing. Not even close. For comparison, Dallas is at 3.0%, M...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

AISATS should be split off. Most bidders do not want to buy it, so those employees should be part of another sale. If the new package is a good deal, Air India will sell and there might even be a bidding war. If the sale fails again, I doubt there will be interest at a fair price for the 3rd attemp...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

E & Y published preliminary information memorandum is the source. Employee cost is 12% of revenue. 27,000 is 2012 number, now it is 11,000 employees + contractors. Buyer can offer buyouts to 4,000 on day 1 bringing it down to 7,000. Buyer can terminate all contract employees on day one. WFR is n...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9357

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Summit coin is now $45 + shipping, pre-ordered it for $19.95 + $8.86 shipping.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37914

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Sooner787 wrote:
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Perhaps B can sweeten the deal with the cancellation payments EY will have to fork over.


If I recall Planesmart's comments correctly, EY may not pay any penalties.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

AI has a bloated workforce is a myth. Not sure Unions are spinning this to scare buyers (or) buyers are spinning this expecting a firesale. If this was any other airline with good PR spending, they should be spinning this Air India ( 120 planes ) Weekly Domestic Departures - 2330 Weekly Internationa...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21036

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

FlyHappy wrote:
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Better projection: KJU signs for 10 C919 from 2024, and 5 C929 (1 for KJU, 1 for KimCar) from 2028 . Funded by PRC, naturally.


Counter offer: 10x737 MAX, 5x789s and few Cadillac Limos. Funded by South Korea and Japan.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3742

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

Why are they not offering onward flights? for example I want to book Bombay to New York via Milan through Air Italy, there is no option for that on their site. The only destination showing from Bombay is Milan. If it is a vacation trip, why not self-connect to Emirates. MXP-JFK $399 is very common ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3742

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

Why are they not offering onward flights? for example I want to book Bombay to New York via Milan through Air Italy, there is no option for that on their site. The only destination showing from Bombay is Milan. If it is a vacation trip, why not self-connect to Emirates. MXP-JFK $399 is very common ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 21016

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

When I flew 9W out of AMS last December, it looked like most staff were KLM (at check in at least). Maybe there were 2 Jet employees plus one KLM employee of Surinamese (meaning Indian) decent at the gate. My issue with 9W in AMS is that KLM handles their flights but it is a special computer system...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

.. As I posted on another forum - now that the country knows AI is just lipstick on a pig, maybe the government can finally offer a deal that makes economic sense to a buyer. The opposition and AI unions / Communist party can't claim the current govt is giving away the family jewels. If they end up...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

LOL. One thing consistent is misinformation campaign by the government of India. Indian media willingly participate in this campaign. Throughout the process aviation secretary told multiple suitors were lined up to buy AI, in reality, other than Indigo, no one expressed interest. 74% percent was one...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4373

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Who are advising Trump I was asking myself. Then I saw this picture. Neocon John Bolton got in somehow (2). That means common sense took a hit. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/13AAB/production/_101955508_77703956-b037-4509-9fa6-84e91613f984.png https://www.theatlantic.com/international/...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4450

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

... oddly enough India in many ways is more socialist and has more government interference than China... if the Indian people just let the markets work without government restrictions their economy would be 2 decades ahead.... instead they keep entrusting power to their nutty leaders Chinese can su...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36527

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

However, you can not argue with the fact that ATL has far more connections than JFK. CID, FWA, and SBN might only combine to contribute a few people per week to the new service, but there are so many cities like them that have ATL service and nothing to JFK. It all adds up... That fact quickly beco...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31505

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Yet these threads are making this a pure EK issue... It is an issue for EK more so than others because others invest in their crew training, EK doesn't. You can read complains about India making it difficult for their pilots to quit and join others immediately. One year bond and six-month notice is...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1763

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

One explanation I heard is this period includes 2008 GFC and start of Opioid epidemic. Haven't studied the data myself.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9332

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

So, exception is typed and signed.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 21016

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I hope Delta is not sidetracked with the ULH publicity and continue to improve 9W fleet and network.

9W badly needs 789s, pronto.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36527

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

lavalampluva wrote:
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If it was the way you wanted it most of the east coast would have to backtrack via DTW.


Still waiting on someone to point at my posts asking for DTW-India service. You can take mods help if they were part of evidence cleanup.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

AI has no money to pay salaries, but VT-ALV arrived on time at Fort Worth for $180 Million Dokhla Protection Suite refit.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36527

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ATL has the advantages of way more connections and no non-stop competition. Ok, these are MSAs over 10,000 Indian population (Arkansas 3,000). Who wants fly one (or) two stops thru ATL? http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ATL-CVG/LAX/PHX/MSP/MCO/SJC/BWI/PHL/SFO/ORD/IAD/JFK/EWR/IAH/SEA/MIA/DFW/SAN/MKE/XNA/MC...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency
Replies: 29
Views: 4450

Re: India turns down China's request to double flight frequency

US-ME3 open-skies capacity pales in comparison to India-ME3, but 42 weekly flights are too low between two countries with Billion+ population.

I think Canadians have a solution for this ASA abuse. Cap sixth freedom traffic percentage.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 459
Views: 35516

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

Looks like GoI dusting off cold cases to teach TATAs a lesson.
My take, once all complaints are filed by CBI, new EoI request will be released, Either TATAs should buy AI or deal with legal hassles.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 348
Views: 21016

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... How so? The aircraft are still leased, and to interpret your comment in the most literal sense, I do not see TK--or any other foreign airline, for that matter--renting spare aircraft to 9W because they can't do long-haul planning if their lives depended on it. On airliners-india.net read signat...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60269

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

With vanishing evidence there is no point is typing real numbers DTW-India best bets are 1) Qatar DTW-DOH (with 255 seats QR 788s are better equipped than EK 77L with 302 seats)- Gives one stop to 12 airports 2) AA/BA DTW-LHR - Takes care of DTW-LHR O&D surge pricing and gives access to five Ind...

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