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by CaliguyNYC
Sat May 18, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

See the link below for the announced allocation of Jet's international routes. To summarize: 1. SpicJet and Indigo benefited most of Jet's bilateral flying rights 2. Air India has already been awarded additional seats to Dubai, Doha and London from Jet’s quota. 3. IndiGo has "fresh" right...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights

Man India still isn't cooperating at least India bound flights are going through western Pakistan, India needs to mature up. How do you come to this conclusion - I am genuinely curious. My understanding is that Pak closed its airspace, India didn't. Then as Pak never opened its airspace, India clos...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

Re: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights

Why are PAK and India air space still closed. Hasn’t the tension past? I think this airspace thing accomplished nothing. Make a point and move on. This has hurt both countries.

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR that want more ME connectivity. People want more nonstop connectivity to different global cities and more airline choice I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR who pick Indian carriers over ME3. All my colleagues and friends at BOM take ME3...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR that want more ME connectivity. People want more nonstop connectivity to different global cities and more airline choice I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR who pick Indian carriers over ME3. Wasn't Jet's international market share out o...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

business Standard newspaper is reporting that the Hinduja’s are seeking the consent of Naresh Goyal to join Etihad’s bid to take over Jet. even Bollywood couldn’t have come up with a more wired plot. First off wow if true (but I don't believe it). Second, why? If I take all the posts on this forum ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Exactly. So what is best for its people. I would say India is best served through more jobs and global connectivity that fosters business and tourists. I want everyone to push the GOI and state go to to lower taxes and streamline aviation. I think most non Anet people would say it’s a pretty pro gr...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The goal of a government is to do best for the people, not prop up arbitrary corporations. Why exactly is it ok that Delta is there and EU carriers but not the ME3? If the ME3 serve the needs of the traveling populace, then so be it. If not, someone else will fill the void. Your attitude is what's ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

IIRC, AI plans to have 25 more frames opperating within six months. By allocating to AI, EK doesn't have a partner for these seats. This constrains EK's ambitions in India. I doubt AI will fill the capacity quickly, so in effect a large number of competing seats for an extended time frame. If there...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

So how many planes will Vistara need for the 110 slots? Will the 10 Jet planes be enough?

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

AI receiving first allocation of Jet's unused rights. 5,700 seats/week to Dubai 5,000 to DOH 4,600 to London (slots?) This leaves another 6,300 to be allocated to Dubai. In effect, AI can now partially block EK's ambitions. This is not what I expected or predicted. I will have to consider this more...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I have a lot of issues with this article, but this is what the press puts out. It is asking if Indigo should launch a business class for international flights. If Indigo goes for wide bodies, maybe a very small high density J class and a small premium Econ in the from part of the plane might make se...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This article just makes the full process look like a joke / facade. Why to just say there are no legitimate bids and end it. Why keep going in circles. If all the unpaid vendor dues are so high and need to be repaid and no one wants to pay it, then end the process. Is the process extended just for d...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

This is a pretty interesting report: According to a report in CNBCTV18, the Slot Allocation Committee allotted 130 of the 766 slots available to SpiceJet, with its maximum slots at Mumbai airport at 68 out of the 214 vacated by Jet Airways. IndiGo received the second highest number at 127, followed...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 15, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

More allocation information. Slots allocated by airline: SpiceJet. 130, 68 at BOM Indigo 127, "majority at DEL" Vistara 110, "majority at BOM" GoAir:. 44 AirAsia 42 Air India 26 https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/spicejet-indigo-bag-half-of-jet-airways-slots-allotted-so-f...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Not defending SBI but 9W does not have a case to blame anyone. You are missing the point. The banks removed Goyal. That was a 100% correct. The point we are trying to make is that the banks seem to not care about recovering any money. They don’t care and don’t have a plan. Reason, they won’t lose t...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Well said but people don’t want to hear it. Some are so focused on Jet disappearing that they can’t see the big picture. Spice and Indigo have totally flailed in coming up with a plan to replace Jet’s international capacity. And pray, why should they. If it does not fit their business plan why both...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The problem with foreign investment being capped: Etihad's bid has so many conditions, it is non-binding: https://www.bing.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL4N22P0YW Lightsaber From what I could glean by reading the press, I feel that the biggest issue with EY's bid is not that it is as...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Spice and Indigo have totally flailed in coming up with a plan to replace Jet’s international capacity. This statement pretty much sums up the reasons behind my complaints: what a load of falsehood. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: MoCA is currently holding discussions with all Indian airline regar...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Again, what's your plan? In one post you say that the lenders should try to recoup value on an NPA. Here you bemoan 9W disappearing... What is left to sell of 9W, even without the debt? Slots will be returned and reallocated, aircraft are all gone. All you have is a brand name that's worthless now....

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Your point is NG should have been bailed out because he had a great business case. No, that was not my point. That is you putting words in others mouth as usual. I was pointing out at the Indian public sector banking and them being unaccountable for anything, expecting govt. bailouts everytime. Not...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So many a.net twisted facts and definitions. Let me try in the form of simple questions. Who is SBI? A lender took over control of the company by throwing out BODs An outsourced consultant managing the sale process What is A.net definition of the bailout, which is being frequently BLTed. Is it in r...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... One thing that apparently many posters here miss is the bank bureaucrats like to layer up their protection for NPA scenarios. There are multiple ways to CYA for officers, assigned to the case, and most of these ways highly favour the valor of NOT increasing the exposure. Among other points, an ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Had they bailed out 9W, it would call into question their lack of fiduciary Duty more than not doing anything. Once we peel the layers of emotion out of it, 9W is a teeny tiny NPA is a massive portfolio to SBI. That's it. One thing that apparently many posters here miss is the bank bureaucrats like...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sun May 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Your point is NG should have been bailed out because he had a great business case. No, that was not my point. That is you putting words in others mouth as usual. I was pointing out at the Indian public sector banking and them being unaccountable for anything, expecting govt. bailouts everytime. Exc...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat May 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Let's say best bid needs 81% hair cut and rejecting all bids is 100% hair cut and any future statuary liabilities for the SBI gang(because they kicked out promoters), what would be rational to lose 100% and wait for future judgments?? For the benefit of the reasonable readers of this thread: SBI or...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Creditors are not so foolish that they'd agree for two options of either 100% or 0% debt recovery. There's something in between those numbers they'd have to negotiate for if they have sense. ... Ahh, that's the rub. no-bank creditors are not being negotiated with, are they? They are in a very high-...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Do you seriously believe there is a business case to pump money into Jet Airways and relaunch it? That's bank debt. What about other creditors? All those vendors, who are apparently owed hundreds of millions? They are in peculiar position -- if Jet fails, they get scraps. If it restarts, they have ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Would LH allow AI to code share with DL?. How does that matter? I haven't checked the up-to-date status of AI-LH code shares but AFAIK, it's minimal and they have the interline that comes with being in Star Alliance. LH has absolutely no authority over AI whatsoever, Any chance AI is trying to add ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

EY's bid looks more like for formality sake, just to look like good guys and avoid the bad rap like they got when they abandoned the sinking ship at Air Berlin, facing a huge backlash with lawsuits against them. In the background on the other hand here, one airline must be working extra hard using ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

No code share I think. AI ran away now that DL announced JFK-BOM. Which is the smart move. AI should add 3X to their IAD-DEL flight to make it 6 days a week OR as a fall back (and much less desirable) add EWR-DEL 3X (with different timings than EWR-BOM - say an evening departure). In the end I thin...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

... Air India closes Mumbai – New York reservation from June 2019 ... Do we know why? Delta? Maybe DL-AI code-share in the works? Next best option for DL if Vistara cannot expand its Mumbai network. No code share I think. AI ran away now that DL announced JFK-BOM. Which is the smart move. AI should...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Apparently, according to insider sources, Vistara's expansion in both domestic and international market stagnated only due to the lack of slots at DEL and BOM. Now with Jet out of the picture, Vistara is purchasing the B777s and A330s of Jet only to fly to destinations like LHR and other American c...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet was India's #1 international carrier. It carried over 8 Million international passengers and Billions of ASKMs. Others may grab slots, but they will never be able to fill the vacuum. Let's see how great Spice and Indigo are. I think many felt that if Jet would go, these would rise n intl routes...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri May 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

4 bids have been received for jet airways as per SBI : 1. Etihad in collaboration with an Indian partner whose name hasn't been disclosed. 2. Cortium of Future Trend Capital and some other investors. ( That includes Jason Unsworth from Atmosphere Air which is shocking) 3. Adi Partners 4 Name not di...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

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Pan Am was Amreeka's #1 International carrier. It carried several million international passengers and billions of ASKMs. Others grabbed slots, filled the vacuum and made the industry bigger and stronger. Spot the difference : Pan Am's TPAC routes were sold to UA much before their shut down. Simila...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 50671.html
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Is AdiGroup legit? They are saying they want to invest and hopefully partner with EY. Any thoughts on them?

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 50671.html

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet was India's #1 international carrier. It carried over 8 Million international passengers and Billions of ASKMs. Others may grab slots, but they will never be able to fill the vacuum. Let's see how great Spice and Indigo are. I think many felt that if Jet would go, these would rise n intl routes...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 9025

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

None of them If Delta starts Gatwick service on it’s own metal...That won’t last long either And if JetBlue starts LGW service...They will be out of there when they get Heathrow slots The United States business traveler wants Heathrow. Spoken loud and clear several times I think it is to stop JetBl...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Blerg wrote:
What will Vistara do with the B777s? Didn't they plan on ordering some B787s? Does this change their previous plans?


Maybe it will be a 3 year or so wet lease? New uniforms and repaint and they are all set

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/enforcement-directorate-begins-probe-into-etihads-2014-investment-in-jetprivilege-sources-3946051.html Looks like the Indian authorities are going into overdrive mode to scuttle a legitimate bid on Jet (see the link above on a host of investigati...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

SpiceJet offers business class seats at 30-40% less than competitors https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/spicejet-offers-business-class-seats-at-30-40-less-than-competitors/1571638/ This is game changing. Instead of modifying the 9W a/c SG is going ahead to introduce SpiceBiz. Let's see how t...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/enforcement-directorate-begins-probe-into-etihads-2014-investment-in-jetprivilege-sources-3946051.html Looks like the Indian authorities are going into overdrive mode to scuttle a legitimate bid on Jet (see the link above on a host of investigati...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed May 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Is BOM the worst in the world, no. That probably goes to LGA. At least New Yorkers admit that their airports collectively suck. BOM people on the other hand... Ha ha! And LGA has 2x the runway capacity of BOM! Sorry when I said GOI, I really meant all the govts together (local, state, national). If...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 12746

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Airline capacity crisis in the sky: Does it affect your international holiday plan? There has been a lot of talk about the capacity crisis and subsequent increase in fares in the Indian skies. Airlines are trying very hard to get over the crisis by inducting new aircraft – either by speeding up the...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue May 07, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Have your ever gone through the bag rechecking process in India? Even the then Jet Airways re-checking was horrendous compared to handing of the bags at ORD, DTW, IAD, JFK. And yeah I never had to hunt for onward boarding passes at these airports.. Went thru BOM, DEL and BLR four times, one-time DL...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

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I don't think BOM or DEL terminals hamper most transfer pax (they simply don't care and tolerate many inconveniences). And I fully acknowledge that many people don't want to connect there (just like many people don't want to connect in JFK, IAD, LHR). The main issues IMHO are taxes and lack of prope...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

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Some people will pay more for real end to end connections that get you in at a reasonable time and don't involve long layovers. DEL, BOM, BLR are all good enough airports to transit through. Old DOH, DXB and AUH are not what I would call great connecting airports, but Indians seem to like them. So ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The issue is more around competition and GOI policies that make having a hub at BOM (or anywhere in India) as issue. So it is market realities not some innate problem at BOM. This I agree with. In a fast growing market, India should be able to take over the regional hubbing role. What is needed is:...

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by CaliguyNYC
Mon May 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 108551

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Seriously? The anti Jet and anti BOM people are the ones who are infatuated. Most people saying positive things about Jet are normal pax that have no agenda. BOM has always had options and always will. so in the end BOM will be fine. No begging bowl.. DL’s JFK-BOM is a great add. If anything, Jet's...

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