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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 48
Views: 7266

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

VC10er wrote:
Air India did appear most times at the top,


That is because you can pay search engines to show your competitors negative stories at the top. Won't change until EU fines someone another $5B fine for manipulating search results.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Proves It Isn't Ready To Handle Fake News
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Facebook Proves It Isn't Ready To Handle Fake News

As long as these no real revenue blue-chip tech companies exist, all it takes is $100 ads and a student visa JUMO to take down the world's oldest democracy.

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Interesting to know LH dropped PNQ, I thought India-Europe IT outsourcing/automotive business was increasing? Maybe Eurowings will pick up this route or LH wants to use the bilaterals somewhere else . That is probable. I hear that many days the 748 from BLR goes fully packed. May be BLR will finall...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 31
Views: 6037

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I think you missed the "premium heavy" qualifier. I don't miss anything. That is why there is Business and First Class in widebodies. How long is a DEL-PNQ flight? 2 hours? So for someone connecting from, let's say, London, how is LHR-FRA-PNQ more convenient than LHR-DEL-PNQ? Ya, that's w...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 31
Views: 6037

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I imagine those premium narrow body long-haul aircrafts make less and less sense. Every other route has been chopped; from QR flying LHR-DOH to SAS (PrivatAir) on IAH-SVG, and LCY-JFK on BA is dying. 3 weekly FRA-PNQ does not offer a lot of flexibility. With increasingly more destinations from DEL ...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 48
Views: 7266

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

First time hearing about cold treatment. We always leave bags in the garage and run clothes on our back through a hot wash cycle immediately after returning from vacation.

If cold temp works, shouldn't it take care of checked bags in the cargo hold??

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Interesting to know LH dropped PNQ, I thought India-Europe IT outsourcing/automotive business was increasing?

Maybe Eurowings will pick up this route or LH wants to use the bilaterals somewhere else.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 48
Views: 7266

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

disgusting but that doesn't mean the airline (that too with so much politics happening behind its back) should be abused this way by media. .. This is Chai-Pani(paid) journalism with access to newswire. Some local competitor trying to cash in on negative publicity gives a bad name from entire ethni...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KGB Spy Butina arrest = NRA/GOP nightmare
Replies: 43
Views: 1622

Re: KGB Spy Butina arrest = NRA/GOP nightmare

The only plausible explanation I can come up with, NRA/GOP was fooled by Butina's claim to achieve the right to bear arms in Russia. So probably second amendment nuts went all in.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

Max Q wrote:
Airstud wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
They use hot water to dry dishes


:boggled:



Yes, I was trying to figure that one out


At the end of the rinse cycle, Bosch just fills the tub with hot water, the steam from hot water dries dishes, finally, it drains the tub.

Most dishwashers use a heating element (+a fan ??) to dry dishes.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9451

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

... Skytrax awards are based on reviews, so you can't decline to participate. It's not a survey. This must be the joke of the day. Reviews and posts can be deleted or edited on agenda editors' discretion. I don't see the evidence this is happening, though. For the most part, everyone agrees the win...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I think folks here are missing the gravity of the situation. But looking at current ICAO scores FAA downgrade is necessary. This is coming from a guy who defended India and got banned from a.net when last time FAA downgraded India. India 2012 - 2017 Legislation 85.71 - 57.14 Organisation 57.14 - 61....

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

I heard on the radio that washing machines are getting more expensive in the US thanks to Trump's tariffs, don't know if it affects dishwashers yet. Trump did a favor by imposing tariffs on LG/Samsung appliances. They are crap. Many fell for fancy features only to realize they are nothing but troub...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

Bosch is way better than other brands. 50 db noise level is whisper quiet. They use hot water to dry dishes, unlike the ones with a heating element to achieve energy efficiency. Also, Heating element melts thin plastic bowls or cups. You can throw anything in a Bosch. Adding Jet Dry cuts cycle time ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KGB Spy Butina arrest = NRA/GOP nightmare
Replies: 43
Views: 1622

Re: KGB Spy Butina arrest = NRA/GOP nightmare

No one in NRA/GOP questioned why a Russian became second amendment activist. I guess she is too hot/cute to question.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

So, In summary UDAN is not a success in terms of its contribution to passenger numbers. UDAN is not a success in terms of airport connectivity, because of dear leader's shoddy job India may get downgraded, may curb growth in aviation, international expansion and loss of code-shares... the list goes ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Not going to try to explain math or logic to 2-week trained experts. Even if all 88 daily ATR flights are at 100% PLF, it adds only 2M pax for ENTIRE YEAR. That is just a blip in two-digit growth. Still difficult to comprehend. In a rush to satisfy the dear leader, UDAN airport runways are set up in...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7525

Re: Drone flies close to A380

It's just a matter of time. Till what? A DJI bounces off a plane and no one notices except the drone owner who now needs a new drone. More like a DJI causes a GE90 to go boom in a very big way, triggering a major incident... It's just a matter of time. Not that I am supporting this kind of behaviou...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

80 UDAN routes with 9 subsidized seats are no going to add any significant numbers too overall aviation traffic. UDAN is not a success story as this puff piece claims, it is a total failure, most of the UDAN airports are not even calibrated properly(ICAO audit), can cause a major accident. It is not...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7525

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Emirates should hire that drone photographer. That footage is as good as $Million shoots.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... Does that mean once again no Indian airline can code share with any US airline? Indian carriers can place their code on US carriers, but US airlines cannot place their codes on Indian carriers. Also, no Indian carrier would be allowed to add new service to the USA. FAA downgrades and upgrades a...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9451

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

CantbeGrounded wrote:
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Skytrax awards are based on reviews, so you can't decline to participate. It's not a survey.


This must be the joke of the day. Reviews and posts can be deleted or edited on agenda editors' discretion.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9451

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I am quite curious to where the "pay to get the star" comes from. I understand the Hainan Airlines example, but I want to see other examples if ever.... There were investigations by authorities on the alleged edits of bad passenger reviews of paid customers. A few years back, Etihad is kn...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... Does that mean once again no Indian airline can code share with any US airline? Indian carriers can place their code on US carriers, but US airlines cannot place their codes on Indian carriers. Also, no Indian carrier would be allowed to add new service to the USA. FAA downgrades and upgrades a...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

It appears India failed latest ICAO audit miserably, scoring poorly, less than DPRK and Nepal in some categories. Details are sketchy but it appears legislation, organization, airdromes and accident investigation scored low. I guess discarding CAA draft bill finally paid off. Also, ICAO is insisting...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Vistara ordering 6 789 and 13 A320series + options for each type
Replies: 52
Views: 10744

Re: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

... Perhaps you really want to say "no pure Indian has yet to successfully run..... " ? Well, there are no successful airlines in India. There have been several airlines faking success thru mainstream/social media. The first batch of private carrier licenses went to dairy farmers to money...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46192

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Read my older posts in this thread. I've never supported 2stop India US routing. I was talking primarily about people going from BOM to any US city via JFK /ATL and I justified a reason why they might choose DL over ME3 even if latter is cheaper. The only way DL can improve connectivity is to ramp ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12842

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Congratulations Boeing.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR - 787 glider list
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

Re: RR - 787 glider list

It's a good thing Air India didn't select RR engines. Half of their fleet would probably never fly again at this rate. That would have been way better for RR, just contribute to "Air India's maintenance practices" BTW, they didn't pick GTF either for their NEOs Got lucky twice. GE didn't ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump congratulates Putin for "truly great World Cup"
Replies: 31
Views: 859

Re: Trump congratulates Puting for "truly great World Cup"

OMG, How could he do that?

BTW, Whose brilliant idea was it to mate USA and USSR space labs during the cold war, wrong at so many levels

The only way to correct the root cause in a democracy is to win elections next time, throwing tantrum for everything may very well get him reelected.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AIX had a runway overshoot (by 10 feet) at Mumbai and two 6E planes had loss of separation. Is Prabhu's luck slowly showing signs on civil aviation??? Also, Sinha is in hot water for felicitating close friends.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12870

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I detect the sarcasm but seating pitch is a comfort issue Safe and successful evacuation is not a comfort issue, whichever way FAA and airlines want to spin this. FAA has to respond to a lawsuit, they provided their response. It doesn't end here. This will be settled by the judiciary and/or legisla...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12870

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

However, less pitch allows lower fares to be charged. If the FAA mandated 34" pitch, fares would have to go up due to supply and demand. Most flyers don't want to pay more for extra pitch. Single engine ops should lower fares even further, there are thousands of Cessanas flying safely with jus...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46192

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

If the goal was to create buzz DL definitely achieved that, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about route viability. NYC If Chinese/Virgin Atlantic are the ones offering rock bottom prices, how is DL is going to command premium fares? These are DLs JV partners and there is TK/WW. The...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46192

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

If DL does ATL BOM, they won't need 9W's connections at BOM because in that case the aim will be to link BOM to maximum cities in the US through one stop. 9W FF base at BOM will help DL then. Few hurdles Atlanta MSA is an island of Indian population, no significant Indian population within 400 mile...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46192

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

everyone keeps saying "connections on the partner in BOM will fill this route up" Why in the world would I stop in both ATL/JFK and BOM when I could stop in Qatar for sub $600 ROUND TRIP? No one would, but a.netters won’t realize a US-India non-stop ends up being 2-stop for most passenger...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

So 3 Rs impacting EK's schedule Ramadan, Runway resurface and Runaway crew.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12870

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

... Yeah except the vast majority of passengers aren't 300lbs. Why are you trying to mandate travel based around a small fraction of the traveling public? Makes no practical sense. Besides, there are already regulations stipulating seat "fit" for larger passengers. While we can argue abou...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Vistara ordering 6 789 and 13 A320series + options for each type
Replies: 52
Views: 10744

Re: Vistara reported to have ordered 6 787s

... I think with the vast experience of both Tata and prudent and cautious management of SQ, UK is on good hand. That is just a myth, Sanjiv Kapoor alone can try few innovative ideas than what SIA or Tatas can bring to the table, but he has been sidelined. Tatas have no experience in civil aviation...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12870

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

FAA can say whatever they want and airlines can clap all they want, but it will be their concern in near future. FAA certification process is questionable at best and under DOT review. Most of the US Congress, NTSB and any person with commonsense know it is a safety issue. A 300lbs person in aisle s...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6600

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

Nope, UA will never partner with AI, because of their philosophical differences. 6E is a better partner. ;) ;)

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6600

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think 10 abreast 77W has to be load-restricted at least ex-Mumbai on some days. But it is a nice upgauge to in an attempt to retain non-*A premium passengers. DL did a smart thing by going 3-3-3 probably looking at their stage lengths there is no point in having a high-density config with empty se...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41586

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

... 777X is definitely closer to being a clean sheet design than you give it credit. You don't need a clean sheet design when you just finished a revolutionary product (787) and need a successor to the most successful product (77W), particularly when it is going to be a slow-selling largest plane. ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

First of all, given recent reports that the building is generating almost 50% of Air India's crew costs (https://qz.com/1309063/air-indias-former-mumbai-hq-could-save-the-debt-laden-national-carrier/), I have no idea which genius thought it would be a good idea to sell it at this point in time. Don...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46192

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Let me summarize. GA shortchanged DL to the extent of $40 Million The guy who led the effort to stop $40 Million to DL may become GA Governor. State of Georgia is also planning to take over ATL from City of Atlanta What does that have to do with anything? I'm pretty sure the future gov of GA isn't ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

What is Indian aviation market? Allow an airline to grow at the cost of others until fruit baskets keep coming and send enforcement directorate when they stop. Also, Two week trained PR peeps add no value to the company, long term they will do more damage to the brand. 9W lived thru this, none of th...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... How can one expect a full service to hold 40% market share in this price sensitive domestic market. Not every airline can have 40% share. That is a myth created by Indian av pundits who lack basic math skills. DL, UA, AA, and WN all have less than 18% each. 6E is an anomaly and monopoly. Should...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 670
Views: 37033

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Dumping capacity is not going to be easy when ATF prices are high. ATF hike will impact Indigo more than others. Airlines with capacity discipline will ultimately win, those without capacity discipline have to park planes or eat the cost. Lessors are still not lining up to buy and lease GTF powered ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15928

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Well, she made it very clear she has ZERO tolerance for passengers with attitude. Five passengers including one kid failed the test. BTW, Which FAA CAR gives this authority. Anyone?

That video should land her a supervisor job at local diner/fast food joint. She is a perfect candidate.

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