BawliBooch wrote:sibibom wrote:One underestimates the fall of Rupee, that would be a single biggest reason for Jet's demise.
Lets not get overtly dramatic! Its too early to use that D word. Not yet.
As much as Indigo fanboys would like to see their favored airline grab slots out of BOM, Jet is not going away just yet.
If only it were that simple! Clever PR campaigns can run a well run airline down or product down. Remember suzuki/Consumer Union in the US? A badly run airline with shaky fundamentals can still get a 5 star rating and all positive media attention if they hire the right PR people. It wont last forever because the fundamentals are not in place to back it up. Kingfisher did that for years before eventually falling!
People have short memories - Look at posts about Kingfisher on this very forum from a decade back. Till 2010 or so, KF was the airline that could do no wrong. I did a little bit of digging around. The very same people beating the Indigo drum today were back then singing praises for KF. The free tickets to Singapore/Maldives and free rides on the A380 was worth the effort of bashing AI on forums like these and long blogposts ! When the PR budget closed in, they switched loyalties. That is just how it works.
Jet is an airline which has its fundamentals in place. Will they be knocked out in the current round as Indigo goes for the kill? That might well happen, but I would be surprised if it did. People underestimate Naresh Goyal IMO. The way I see it, Spicejet is the most vulnerable to a sudden death scenario along with Air India.
TBH there is more media work to this jet airways story than reality (as I earlier pointed out) . Guess what at a time when jet is being bashed by media every day , you have (useless) articles written about how indigo outlasted rivals in several routes . PR to the next level.
And nowadays I find major discussions in this forums based on just media speculation . The media is bringing all kinds of illogical concepts to prove how mismanaged jet is .
There are still articles written about purchasing Sahara and its effects today!! Seriously , I know that purchasing Sahara was a bad decision but has little to do with its condition today . (It had lots to do with the condition in 2010-13 before stake sale happened) . And anything positive I post here , people quote me as their employee!!