As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...Jump to post
Per Airline Route, EY is reducing LAX service starting on 15 January 2018.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/
As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.
Medium-haul international routes to airports with significant premium passenger demand (like LHR) should be the only international flights out of BOM for AI. The AMD flight was a political concession and should be axed (assuming it is still unprofitable) as soon as possible. I would actually argue ...Jump to post
I actually don't think EWR-DEL is a good idea. Most of NJ population is from BOM/AMD not DEL, and there is already UA DEL-EWR and AI DEL-JFK. I don't know why AI chose to do AMD-LHR-EWR flight instead of AMD-LHR solely, and keep AMD-BOM-EWR. I don't see why anybody would prefer a same-plane service...Jump to post
By the way, what does AI plan to do with all these excess 77W's? On the best of days, they use only 8/12 77W's !!! Sell them, probably. Perhaps a Deja-Vu to their sale of the 77Ls. Many airlines are still looking to add B77W to their fleet because it fits their immediate needs better. DEL-BOS and m...Jump to post
Seems AI could have used some of the 77Ls they gave to EY. AI's small subfleet of 77Ls (8 aircraft at its peak) was ostensibly bought specifically for North American routes. I think much of it had to do with them intending to operate/start operations on nonstop flights to US from BOM/BLR instead of...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I'm looking for the stats of traffic between main Indian Airports and Main Europe Airports. I did some research on the net but didn't find anything relevant. Would someone here got some datas? Many thanks, I would imagine DEL-LHR is the busiest India-EU sector, followed closely by BOM-...Jump to post
They need the 77L to start LAX, that's probably why. Even though AI would need to restrict DEL-IAD (like it probably already does on DEL-ORD), 77W is more dense than 77L, and 77L is too premium of a configuration for most routes AI flies IMO. So a restricted 77W may not be that much less economical ...Jump to post
TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772. There is more demand/premium travel to TLV vs DEL/BOM. I do see UA operating 77W to DEL as possibility; BOM is unlikely as AI still flies ...Jump to post
Would love to see LAX to TLV, think UA can make it work. Or if UA has good terms with Egypt Air, then LAX to CAI, rest pax can connect various parts of Africa, and Middle east. I don't know if UA will ever fly LAX-CAI; IIRC they don't fly to CAI at all. I think very soon LY will upgrade TLV-LAX to ...Jump to post
Could an A-330-200 make it from PHL to NRT? Certainly with winds, I'd think it could make it NRT to PHL. It's longer than two of DL's longest A332 flights (SEA-HKG and DTW-PEK) by a little over 100 nm. The newest build A332s can certainly do it, but I'd say AAs should also be able to make it, perha...Jump to post
Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW. If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC? Does this mean LH is finally starting 2x MUC-JFK, one with A346 and one with A333? IMO MU...Jump to post
BOM has a relatively short runway, so takeoff with B789 may be difficult in winter (due to longer flight time). I don't know why DXB is being switched as well, thoughJump to post
http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814
LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.
DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon.Jump to post
In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...Jump to post
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2109436/hong-kong-airlines-adds-major-new-routes-new-threat-cathay The airline plans to start these new routes using their new A350-900. Would be an interesting competitor especially at LHR and SFO, each of which are served by 3 airlines to HKG. JFK...Jump to post
I wouldn't consider SIN-LHR a ULR route. I think the true ULR routes with most competition are LAX-SYD and LAX-MEL.Jump to post
Not a valid argument on almost any level. 1. THE NY airport is LGA. The reason EWR isn't as popular as JFK has to do with several reasons: near UA fortress hub in EWR, better connection opportunities at JFK, traditional airline port of entry. I am not convinced there is any sizable population anywh...Jump to post
For the purposes of this post, I will group JFK and EWR into one metro area, and SFO and SJC as another metro area. In the New York area, EK (nonstop), EY, QR, KE, and even some *A like BR, NH, OZ, SQ, SA only fly to JFK. Some of these airlines have multiple daily flights on aircraft like A380, with...Jump to post
An Indian airline needs to launch BOM-MAN. Now one of the largest unserved India markets in Europe! 9W would be a better bet for this, due to better network at BOM and partner VS at MAN. However, I don't know if there is the transfer traffic to USA to sustain a route, as 9W/VS route well through LH...Jump to post
AI said a while back that they would start a flight from BOM to FRA in July: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/864810325085794306 Now I know that AI has been adding long-haul only from DEL recently (with the exception of AMD-LHR), and has cut BOM-FRA, along with BOM-HKG/JFK/ORD/CDG around 2009-2...Jump to post
AI144 from BOM to DEL was diverted to AMD after circling DEL for a while. Does anybody know why AI would divert all the way to AMD after nearly reaching DEL, and what the reason for the diversion was?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH
The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?Jump to post
BNE-ORD is possible with B789, but much of the demand is to SYD/MEL. At that point, AA/QF can route you via one stop at LAX versus what would be 1 stop at BNE. I think the next likely Australia route to be announced could be MEL-SFO (more likely via UA than QF), not any route past the US west coast....Jump to post
According to Economic Times AI LAX will be on flight numbers 105/106 on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-indias-los-angeles-flight-likely-in-next-three-months/articleshow/60006846.cms Is it possible for 77W to fly DEL-LAX ...Jump to post
I think SJC and EWR nonstops should be considered. Both are secondary airports of main metro areas located near enormous South Asian diasporas. Especially for SFO, is there a case for EY to redeploy the 77L from SFO-AUH to SJC-AUH? As for EWR, there is a similarly large Indian diaspora, and I would ...Jump to post
Interesting, I think this will pick a good amount of demand from LH's prior DUS-ORDJump to post
With 104 additional seats, load controlled B77Ws can be used on any route. Also, higher MTOW is just a paperwork. I would imagine ORD is already operating heavily-restricted on the 77W. There are instances that even EWR had to be restricted (ie not carry luggage) so that it could make the trip. htt...Jump to post
If you've ever flown on AI, you'd know how much their quality sucks. United is way better! Comparing business products. Air India's B77W was just plain disgusting inside. Most people flying AI will not care about the quality of plastics, but they do care about service and food. I have flown both UA...Jump to post
DTW is a wide open market right now with no completion to India with an affordable link badly needed let Delta put it's money where it's mouth is and Start a DTW-BOM route on 9W Better get a leg up on the ME3 before they tap this market to. Agreed, I think DTW/JFK-BOM would be the best for DL. It s...Jump to post
A 77L should work for them JFK-BOM. Feed at both ends (9W at BOM) and perhaps the highest yielding route between India and NA.Jump to post
EK serves both JFK and EWR, from what I have been told that QR has been going out full on both of their flights. I dont think either airline has scarce resources. But there may have been an incentive for EK to start EWR over JFK. One may never know what goes on behind the scenes. Whoops, almost for...Jump to post
The fact of the matter is that most airlines at JFK do not have the capacity to run both JFK and EWR. So they will have to choose one of the other. JFK is the primary and most prestigious international airport serving NYC, so they will only serve JFK to begin with. Later on, there is more demand for...Jump to post
AI delays LAX to October and is now considering Houston instead of Dallas.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 755047.ece
Each of the AI non-stop flights have a domestic connector operating on the same flight number. AI102 (JFK-DEL-BOM) and AI126 (ORD-DEL-HYD) operate 777 whole way through, though there are occasional 77L subs on the domestic sectors versus the 77W JFK/ORD-DEL flights. In fact, there are often substitu...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Did it take RWY 30 to fly over Desi sub-divisions in Arcola/Sterling???
The flight AI104 will be operating IAD-DEL-HYD. However, DEL-HYD is scheduled on A320. AI126 is still ORD-DEL-HYD.
To be Frank AMD will be out of question being 777 ..Already loose money out of AMD-BOM-EWR ultimately they end the route of AMD-BOM tag. It would be wiser Maa/Hyd since Virginia /Washington already has lot of Telugu population in fast growing now. But infact HYD already has AI127 HYD-DEL-ORD being ...Jump to post
Tomorrow (7 July), Air India will start its first non-stop flight from India to Washington, DC. The flight will be 15h30min and is to be operated by B777-200LR. VT-ALH has been assigned to fly the route, which takes off 01:15 at DEL and lands at 07:15 at IAD. From what it seems, loads seem to be goo...Jump to post
Coming to think of it now, UA EWR-BOM could be in trouble, and is being boxed in by both AI EWR-BOM and AC YYZ-BOM. From personal experience, the local NJ diaspora population (and Indian business community) vastly prefers AI over UA for the BOM route, since AI has been there longer and (when there a...Jump to post