If QF starts ORD is it conceivable that they do SYD-ORD-BNE-SYD? I believe that the DFW was the same way until it upgagued to the A380. I'm interested to see if the B789 can do SYD-ORD eastbound nonstop.Jump to post
Why to always depend on BOM. Navi Mumbai airport can be a new long haul hub for 9W. The 10 789s for long hauls and 75 narrow bodies for domestic will be enough in addition to 75 737 max for replacement of fleet. 9W has just delayed their delivery but not cancelled the 789s. And currently they are a...Jump to post
O&D and 2 way passenger numbers for 2017. (Doesn't include transit pax) Can you clarify what this means? For example, do the numbers for DXB only include BLR-DXB and DXB-BLR passengers? Or do they include BLR-XXX-DXB and DXB-XXX-BLR passengers? If they include the latter, then the number seems ...Jump to post
Here's my opinion: Most likely: SIN-LAX SIN-EWR and/or SIN-JFK Possible: SIN-ORD SIN-YYZ Less likely, but still somewhat possible: SIN-SEA SIN-YVR SIN-IAH I'm thinking SIN-LAX is the only sure bet right now. For the east coast we will have to see whether it is SIN-JFK or SIN-EWR. What I think could...Jump to post
I read somewhere that raising the A380 floor by 5cm allows 11-abreast at standard seat width (45cm). Definitely sounds plausible that EK would pursue this.Jump to post
Emirates has been restoring capacity. IIRC MCO is also going back to daily soon.Jump to post
The fact that AI will operate more capacity on DEL-SFO than BOM-LHR serves as a testament to the airline's focuses these days. Personally I can't complain as it does make sense to focus on one hub, but it is nonetheless interesting to have seen BOM slowly lose its AI hub status to 9W and internation...Jump to post
planemanofnz wrote:IMO, it is more likely that AI will fly directly from DEL to AKL, by-passing SYD.
Direct services from Australia to India are of limited value because typically pax between the 2 are travelling to a number of cities in each country. That is why the scissor hub operation by both QF/9W and SQ in SIN works so well. Flights from MEL/SYD/PER/BNE land into SIN with convenient connecti...Jump to post
Though to be fair, I actually think AI183/184 are much better timed than 173/174. The only real advantage of AI173 vs AI183 is that it arrives at SFO in the morning. But this entails a 4:30am departure from DEL. I think many will laud the idea of landing in India at sunrise, something even most conn...Jump to post
Air India is in the booking engine. AI183 = DEL (18:00) to SFO (20:30) AI184 = SFO (01:00) to DEL (06:00+2) Tuesday and Friday will have DEL-SFO double-daily. IIRC this would be the first India-US nonstop flight that doesn't fly through the night (AC DEL-YVR is a similar daytime flight). That return...Jump to post
Yes it is in the booking engine now.
AI183 = DEL (18:00) to SFO (20:30)
AI184 = SFO (01:00) to DEL (06:00+2)
Tuesday and Friday will have DEL-SFO double-daily. IIRC this would be the first India-US nonstop flight that doesn't fly through the night (AC DEL-YVR is a similar daytime flight).
Latest rumor is that AI is considering 9/wk DEL-SFO. Looks like BOM-SFO plans have (predictably) dropped. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/twice-daily-nonstops-air-india-looks-at-sfo-on-weekends-and-to-australia-thrice-a-week/articleshow/62962557.cms Still surprised there ...Jump to post
I certainly think 9W could enter SkyTeam when recruiting restarts. BOM is already starting to become somewhat of a ST hub with KE, KQ, AF, KL flights, not to mention ties with 9W which has its main hub there. There are also talks about MU starting a BOM-PVG flight, which IMO needed a nonstop flight ...Jump to post
I'm thinking ORD and JFK on the ULR and probably trying YVR and LAX with the standard A359. I am interested to see if the standard A359 can operate SIN-LAX nonstop without many restrictions, as UA operates the route with the (likely denser) B789.Jump to post
The B747-400ER was one of Boeing's first ULH-capable planes with a decent capacity. Unfortunately, only QF ordered the passenger version of the plane. I think much of this is due to the fact that it was launched alongside the very successful B77E, which had a similar range. Additionally, the A346 an...Jump to post
killswitch13 wrote:BOM-SFO?? Another bluff I feel. They were supposed to start NBO and FRA last july as per their twitter handle.
Also, I highly doubt a 77W can fly DEL-LAX nonstop. If a 77W could fly DEL-LAX/SFO, then it would have made much more sense for AI to make SFO 4x 77W rather than 6x 77L. I have read stories that even the JFK/EWR flights have weight restrictions sometimes and have to occasionally unload luggage or ta...Jump to post
Why BOM-SFO? I think that would likely just become BOM-DEL-SFO. IMO while BLR-SFO is not likely either, it would make more sense than a flight from BOM.Jump to post
Wouldn't it make more sense to have a SYD-LAX-JFK direct flight rather than BNE-LAX-JFK? I would imagine there are more people travelling SYD-JFK than BNE-JFK, so it would make more sense to have the SYD flight rather than BNE flight continue to JFK. QF could do 7x SYD-LAX-JFK on B789 and perhaps a ...Jump to post
IMO UA will be fine. UA generally is priced higher than AI from EWR. Even UA EWR-DEL is generally more fare than AI JFK-DEL. United has a strong FF and premium base at EWR and they get a lot of passengers from connections. Air India EWR-LHR-AMD should be fine too as it was pointed out that EWR-DXB-A...Jump to post
Considering that a fair number of passengers on the EK EWR flight connect to India, both UA and AI are probably are not very thrilled at this. But timings wise, the EK flight outbound is not very convenient compared to UA and AI (especially for passengers going to BOM). EK operates a flight EK506, ...Jump to post
Posted on AI's twitter: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/956403610769739777 What do you think about it? Interesting that it is still 3-3-3 economy, and the airline seems to have removed first class. Also this new 77W VT-ALV just flew SEA-DEL nonstop. Now I know the flight was empty, but would t...Jump to post
UA currently flies LAX-SIN nonstop on the B789, which is a 17h30min flight per FlightRadar: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua37 EWR-SIN is about 1000km longer than LAX-SIN, but would the polar nature of EWR-SIN mean less susceptibility to headwinds? EWR-SIN and SIN-EWR would both take ab...Jump to post
Looks like EC4 has taken off from EWR back to ORY!
EK207, DXB-JFK has diverted to PIT due to bad weather in JFK:
Would this be the first landing of an A380 at PIT?
I think UA should keep EWR-BOM and add ORD-BOM. AI EWR-BOM should become EWR-DEL to maximise connection opportunities as a good number of people in NJ come outside BOM/AMD such as MAA/HYD. These people could connect to AI's international connector flights offered at DEL, so they finish customs at th...Jump to post
Also where is the source for such a "rumour?" I couldn't find anything about this online. This thread could very well just be fandom.Jump to post
IMO DXB-MXP-SAN is probably most likely. The question is how many from SAN would continue to DXB then transfer to another flight.
Also a flight to PDX would be interesting.
Apparently LH now only operates 1x FRA-JFK daily, on the A380. Previously, during winter, they flew 2x during the winter, 1x B748 and 1x A333.
I always thought JFK was a frequency-driven market to Europe. Why then is LH using 1 daily A380 versus 2 dailies on smaller planes like A333/A346?
BOM-EWR is already very close to the limit (Just like EWR-HKG is) for the plane. If they increase seating density on the airplane with the Polaris retrofit, there may be some problems resulting in weight restrictions and blocked seats. ^^Second that. This aircraft has to take off from a 3200m runwa...Jump to post
I thought I’d ask the elephant in the room on this one... Does anyone know how the emergence of the ME3 has impacted the route profitability for AI, UA etc? As I know the ME3 are very popular choices in the South Asian Community as well. I don't think by much because driving from NJ to JFK/PHL is e...Jump to post
The 3-3-3 seating on the 772 is welcome, as is the Y+ seating, and much preferred over AI's 3-3-3 on the 787 or the 3-4-3 on the 77W . Once UA move this route to a 3-4-3 on a 777, it will not be as pleasant a flight as it is right now. AI are still 3-3-3 on all 777s for the moment. UA is 3-4-3 thou...Jump to post
This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH. I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times. There will now be only a 3.5 ...Jump to post
This will help QR a lot at PHL. I know several in the Philly area who would consider QR until they saw the 12 hour layover they would have in DOH.
I don't know how much of an effect AA had on QR, but I would imagine not as much as providing better DOH connection times.
I know it won't happen at this announcement, but is it possible that UA deploy B789 on ORD/EWR-SIN? Both are longer than LAX-SIN but would be polar routes, so the time in the air would be similar on both EWR-SIN and SIN-EWR. LAX-SIN is already a 17h55min flight, and I would imagine EWR-SIN and SIN-E...Jump to post
EWR-DEL isnt operating anymore due to UA’s concerns over Delhi’s air quality. EWR-BOM still flies If I remember correctly, they literally only cancelled the flight for 1 day--and that was more due to the effect of air quality on visibility, rather than on health itself. It was for 3-4 days I think....Jump to post
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/business/air-india-launch-new-route-13948657 2 nonstop flights per week, on B788. Schedule not finalised yet. Surprised they are considering this above DEL-MAN. Interesting development IMO. Is there any chance that this be extended to YYZ (similar to AMD-LHR-EWR)?Jump to post