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by vadodara
Sat May 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

PEK777 wrote:
Any airline can make MASSIVE money off baggage fees from Indian passengers. Have you seen all the suitcases they haul around filled with spices?


Electronics! But these days with Chinese made stuff, one needs to buy 3 to ensure atleast 1 works!

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

So these are just averages and this is a very VFR market. Regardless, it does suggest that a frequency of 3-4 flights per week is certainly doable. As the service matures, my guess would be that people in other midland cities may find this more convinient than travelling to LHR. Keep in mind that ME...

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 26
Views: 3376

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

My questions are: How did 9W get slots at LHR? DEL-LHR is still once daily and is also very full. Will this sector also be upgraded or will Jet reconsider direct flights to Chennai or Ahmedabad in the future? ^^ Wonder if there is data available for 9W-DL interconnectivity! 9W seems to have hit a j...

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 35
Views: 3940

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

Spice Jet uses the Q400's.

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

There are numerous attempts at a low cost UK - India service - including one stop via the "stans" - Uzbek and so on. None have seemed to thrive quite as much as the ME3 are. A BOM/ DEL focused long haul LCC better have a good amount of domestic feed (at the similar low cost) to make the f...

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 7326

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

Crazy idea, but it would be cool if Vistara can take the A380s coming out of lease from SQ and launch direct flights to US, especially DEL-SFO/LAX, DEL-JFK/EWR. EK does DXB-LAX, so DEL-SFO/LAX should be doable. And so is Malayasian shopping them around; basically, EK is doing the same from DXB. How...

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by vadodara
Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

Not sure if this was posted, but some analysis on Bombay - Manchester: http://www.anna.aero/2017/04/12/manchester-mumbai-is-skyscanner-unserved-route-of-the-week/ Summary: With over 725,000 searches in the last year – that’s over 60,000 searches per month! – a potential city pair from Manchester to ...

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by vadodara
Thu May 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

SG might want to do its home-work before throwing its hat in the ring. Assuming they are targeting the VFR market, nothing to sneeze at. LHR: Con's: Slots/Price Pro's: Very favorable demography in Hounslow and surrounding cities. LGW: Pro's: Easier slot availability; OK for India -> Europe VFR traff...

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by vadodara
Wed May 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

I don't think AI had been focusing much on its domestic fleet other than just trying to make sure the flights operate. The A320neos were ordered only recently, and the first delivery was months ago. As the older, less reliable aircraft retire, I expect AIs domestic share to fall further. However, I...

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by vadodara
Wed May 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

Why hasn't 9W (Jet Airways) replicated the DY, FI, or D7 (Air Asia X) business model, nonstops India/Europe? Let's assume that AI, emulating AZ, will never get its act together. 9W has the govt connections... but maybe not the money. In 2016, D7 announced nonstops KUL/BCN and KUL/IST (but no servic...

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by vadodara
Wed May 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

9W should do what DL tells them to do, no need to hurt their own neurons. 9W has good soft product and crew. Management has no route development and retention skills. All they did was to grab routes developed by AI thru political connections. Those days are gone. +1 In addition, they should try 'co...

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by vadodara
Tue May 23, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

atal17 wrote:
Jet Airways continues EU expansion with 3rd daily Mumbai-London Heathrow commencing effective W17

9W116 BOM0905 - 1335LHR 77W D

9W115 LHR1530 - 0555+1BOM 77W D

Bookings open!


Slots? But with DL/VS partnership, the onward connectivity to 10+ destinations surely helps!

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by vadodara
Sat May 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Companies in financial shambles don't normally go about adding new planes and routes. AI needs to figure out a sustainable business model, likely focused on domestic and regional -- and partner with other carriers to extend their network. Why they are doing clearly has not worked and my prediction ...

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by vadodara
Fri May 19, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

When the BOM based managers called the shots (at pm-AI), the airline was still "classy" and represented JRD's vision. JRD had a vision, and put his money to run the airline. Power to him. Not to the Ghati managers who were essentially running their own empire funded by govt. money. So wha...

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by vadodara
Thu May 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Otherwise this thread is essentially a VFR fantasy camp, a love letter written by Indian immigrants in the USA to themselves. Notice how there is precious little comment from people actually familiar with how the airline industry works--there was just no use getting into this conversation among VFR...

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by vadodara
Wed May 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: Air India to resume NBO & FRA ex BOM

upwardfacing wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:
Why did Jet fail in Johannesburg?


Jet Airways has a rather sterling reputation among members of this site, but you can check the Wikipedia entry for Jet Airways destinations and you'll find plenty of other failures.


Too many operational issues! Too many aircraft types! And so on .....!

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by vadodara
Wed May 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Antitrust immunity is most certainly not approved if it will result in an anticompetitive monoply. NW/KL was an end to end combination of two relatively small transatlantic carriers that created a more efficient new entity to comepete with much larger carriers. It resulted in increased output and l...

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by vadodara
Wed May 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

(2) TATL JVs - actually help them as it allows them to coordinate schedules and prices. Example is AF/DL split flights from JFK/EWR to CDG rather than compete with each other. Without the JV you cannot coordinate like that. TATL JVs hurt those outside of the JV. Spot on! The original rationale for ...

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by vadodara
Mon May 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Etihad Regional performing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: How is Etihad Regional performing?

Jet Airways in particular, and Air Serbia in general, were airlines with potential that had some management issues and had run into cash-flow stress. A cash bail-out would have helped. This is exactly what happened. Again for Jet, their nirvana has been better existing fleet deployment by tying-up w...

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by vadodara
Mon May 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

What are you so angry about? When they moved their hub from BOM to DEL, they didn't fire their staff. Many airlines do that (especially govt owned). As those crew members retire, they hire new staff in DEL. What's the issue? The previous poster, to whom I was responding, referred AI as a N. Indian ...

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by vadodara
Mon May 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

TigerFlyer - DL never flew JFK-DEL, it flew JFK-BOM. Its laughable that you think AI affected DL. At the time, AI had even worse of a reputation then it does today. Its sort of funny that in the same thread you have people saying AI is horrible who will fly them to AI drove Delta out of India. The ...

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by vadodara
Mon May 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

If South Indians have to do one stop to their Indian cities, why go for AI and their unreliability, their Babu attitude and unpleasant situations? AI is an North Indian airline for North Indians and government Babus. Or a ghati airline exclusively for the Bombay based crew! Concept of customer serv...

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by vadodara
Mon May 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

Also interesting that 6E hopes to end FY18 with a fleet of 170 A320s (ceo+neo), meaning addition of 39 aircraft to its fleet for the year. This would be the largest net addition of aircraft in a year for IndiGo without even accounting for the ATR deliveries. That is impressive, a growth of 39 airfr...

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by vadodara
Thu May 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: Spicejet mulls possible widebody aircraft order

Aside from Jet Airways, Air India is there enough room for Spice jet to grab a slice on the long haul pie and , how profitable is long haul flying from India Plenty of point to point options. Norwegian's success hasn't gone unnoticed. If they don't over-expand, they have good potential to succeed. ...

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by vadodara
Thu May 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 244
Views: 20387

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Ill be honest, I would have expected IAH first simply because of the Star Hub and nothing else. DFW has a larger and much faster growing Indian community and the business ties that DFW has with India are growing exponentially. If you spend time in a place like Irving or Plano, its pretty overwhelmi...

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by vadodara
Thu May 11, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

I'd really appreciate it if someone could give me a low-down on the future of Indian aviation and its current health. Am quite interested in particular wrt Indian aviation due to ancestry. The best thing about Indian aviation sector is that the govt. is setting priority and mechanism to improve the...

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by vadodara
Sun May 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Middle Eastern Carriers wasting their money?
Replies: 29
Views: 5821

Re: Are the Middle Eastern Carriers wasting their money?

Are the middle eastern carriers engaging in wealth destruction at an unprecedented rate or is there any evidence of them achieving a sustainable position in the global civil aviation market? Will they only dominate the industry so long as the oil money keeps flowing? So the airline that started all...

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by vadodara
Fri May 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 7326

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

BA, with a successful low-cost launch from Barcelona, may be open to take on the ME3.

Perhaps, an Indian partner is what they need to funnel passengers thru India to tier-II/III cities plus SE Asia. One option to take some market-share from both ME3 plus SQ.

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by vadodara
Fri May 05, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

[quote="unrave"]So this cancellation means the only surviving air link between India and Pakistan is a biweekly Lahore-Delhi service isn't it? And does anybody know when Air India stopped flying to Pakistan?[/quote] There is/was a PIA Lahore or Islamabad to DEL flights. Here: Pakistan PK 2...

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by vadodara
Fri May 05, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 111
Views: 7766

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

anshabhi wrote:
Quite impressive!
Also, it's having some good time at STV.


Seems like the Surat-Dhanbad Janata passengers are migrating to Air! Great for them! Perhaps a left-handed compliment to the STV 'nay-sayer's' as well.

This must really send shiver's down Lalu's spine!

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by vadodara
Thu May 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 7326

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

Crazy idea, but it would be cool if Vistara can take the A380s coming out of lease from SQ and launch direct flights to US, especially DEL-SFO/LAX, DEL-JFK/EWR. EK does DXB-LAX, so DEL-SFO/LAX should be doable. And so is Malayasian shopping them around; basically, EK is doing the same from DXB. How...

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by vadodara
Wed May 03, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 7326

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

My bet:
narrow bodies, east to Singapore as a feeder to SQ network.
larger aircraft, west from BOM/DEL which SQ cannot tap and currently flies on ME3

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by vadodara
Tue May 02, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX
Replies: 76
Views: 11319

Re: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX

How about Jetstar doing DFW-AKL-BNE? :duck: I think someone doing another flight to Australia from DFW would be to MEL. Dunno, especially with Air NewZealand AKL-IAH. In someway's, makes sense. Both are using US mega-hubs to funnel traffic to most of Central and Eastern US. No opinions which OZ cit...

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by vadodara
Tue May 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX
Replies: 76
Views: 11319

Re: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX

DFW has been a good for Qantas especially with AA's mega-hub.

Better to have a DFW-JFK extension that can feed from both Sydney and Brisbane than LAX-JFK.

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by vadodara
Tue May 02, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Air India to get 10 ATR-72-600
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Alliance Air India to get 10 ATR-72-600

Ya for connectivity!

Took a while for AI to get its priorities; better late than never.

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by vadodara
Mon May 01, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Re: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?

.....so I think DY can certainly shake up the market with flights cheaper than ME3. DY has many hubs, though I think LGW is the best bet for India. Large Indian diaspora in UK, along with several connections to US cities. I think on the India side AMD/BOM/HYD/MAA would work well. Do you guys think ...

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by vadodara
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

Re: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights

EY's logic has not be all bad. Air Serbia's flights from Belgrade to New York run's on a dry-lease Jet Airways flight; certainly better deployment of resource. My guess is, with the turmoil in Turkey, Air Serbia is picking connecting traffic within C Europe. Makes sense for them to redploy resources...

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9202

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Exactly my thoughts. Delta has good feed to ATL. Fly from ATL to BOM or DEL nonstop. They can at least fill half a plane, make a loss but compete with ME3 instead of crying. DL did fly ATL-BOM a while back; the flight was then moved to JFK-BOM and then eventually terminated. This was a while back a...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9202

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

I'm not sure this will end the bilateral related woes when only about 14k seats are available in total on the UAE side, with most of the unutilised capacity remaining with Abu Dhabi, who may not be keen on letting Emirates use them. This will only be a stop gap measure until the Indian carriers uti...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 7674

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

Do keep in mind that free-markets have done a little more here. Go back even 10 yrs and the Europeans/US airlines had too much of a colonial or even a racist mindset to serve. Competition is therefore a good thing, especially for an India flier! That keeps happening even today. .......................

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9202

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

A thread on the subject went unanswered despite over 200 views so asking here, do you think Jetstar could setup an Indian subsidiary? Ideally, they should since the law permits it. However, the major issue is most airlines are rehasing routes out of BOM/DEL with the exception of Indigo. The markets...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

Re: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017

How many gates are available for AS/VX combine? Wondering, if JFK becomes the combined AS first east coast outpost!

Perhaps, DAL-JFK is next!

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 7674

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

I think they will fix all the small things like baggage quickly. 9W is clearly the way AF/KL/DL/VS are taking on the ME3. The dagger to the heart in a fight against the ME3 are India pax. This is the core part of the ME3's traffic. Move India pax away from the ME3 and their networks start to bleed....

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies
Replies: 42
Views: 5949

Re: JetBlue applies for additional Cuba frequencies

You are underestimating Boston. BOS being home to many educational institutions and "liberals" (according to airliners.net :) ), they make a lot of those "travel learn trips". MIT: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/articles/student-study-tours-travel-to-cuba/ Harvard: https://alu...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9202

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Oh please, the GOI has been a better sugar-daddy to 9W than AI. Forget the decade-long marginalization of AI, when 9W had almost mismanaged itself to bankruptcy, the GOI passed laws to allow foreign ownership of domestic airlines within a week. They also sweetened the deal by awarding a significant...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year
Replies: 53
Views: 7674

Re: Jet Airways to start two new routes from Europe to India later this year

Jet Airways has lots of 777's and A330's that need to be monetized. They tried to emulate the likes of Pan Am, TWA etc and start a European hub with predictable results. A partnership with EU/N American airline where they exchange passengers but not overextend themselves is an optimum solution. They...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8742

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

All restrictions for ownership is just protectionism for the companies instead of citizens. There is no justified reason for artificial restrictions of ownership or cabotage, neither related to safety, security, military, environment, health or economy. It is enough to require that foreign companie...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36036

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

oldannyboy wrote:
vadodara wrote:
Emirates's highly successful experiment to transform Dubai comes crashing down.


Not by a very long shot my friend. Not at all. You clearly are not familiar with the place.


My limited point is that free-market came crashing down; protectionism won.

If anything, I am not happy about this! :x

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9202

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

http://img.economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/msid-58269133/untitled-13.jpg http://economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-flies-high-in-the-gulf-route/articleshow/58269139.cms EY partnership is not doing any good to 9W, it seems. Without EY partnership, 9W would have b...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36036

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Emirates's highly successful experiment to transform Dubai comes crashing down.

What next? Merger with fellow Emirati airline Etihad. Afterall, Etihad has lot more leverage due to Abu Dhabi's oil reserves.

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