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Tata Sons & SQ to launch India based airline [Vistara][merged]

Old Dec 19, 14, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by deovrat View Post
Hope to post it within a day or two of the inaugural flight !
I'll beat you to it
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Old Dec 19, 14, 12:45 pm
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This blog has some more info: http://theflyingengineer.com/2014/12...rier-in-india/

Still shaking my head at the premium config. Good luck to them!
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Old Dec 19, 14, 9:50 pm
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I'll beat you to it
^^ we are waiting!
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Old Dec 22, 14, 9:35 am
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i went to the unveiling of the product today, and while they want to do a lot of things, I can't find much unique with their approach, at least how they are portraying it on paper. I hope the execution is better than the words however.
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Old Dec 22, 14, 3:37 pm
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Interesting airline code - UK.
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VT-TTF is due for delivery now on Sunday 04JAN15.
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Old Jan 10, 15, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
good job....^^

now we look forward to a trip report with lots of pictures....
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^^ we are waiting!

Here it is guys, as promised. Go easy on me, this is my first TR

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...m-economy.html
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Old Jan 10, 15, 3:32 am
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Thanks Deovrat! That's a great TR. Very detailed (to be honest, I did skip the initial part on history of Tata )

Seems you have beaten A2A on this
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Old Jan 10, 15, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by tirajat View Post
Thanks Deovrat! That's a great TR. Very detailed (to be honest, I did skip the initial part on history of Tata )

Seems you have beaten A2A on this
Err. Don't think you saw this ... up since 645 pm last eve.

http://www.cntraveller.in/story/vistara-worth-premium
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Old Jan 10, 15, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by tirajat View Post
Thanks Deovrat! That's a great TR. Very detailed (to be honest, I did skip the initial part on history of Tata )

Seems you have beaten A2A on this
Thanks for the kind words

A2A's report was online before I had left the airport terminal !
He's amazing at churning out reports though.

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Old Jan 10, 15, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by A2A View Post
Err. Don't think you saw this ... up since 645 pm last eve.

http://www.cntraveller.in/story/vistara-worth-premium
Ahh.. didn't see on your blog, and was myself surprised thanks for correcting..
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Old Jan 10, 15, 8:39 am
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Where did you get the notion that 9W and AI have IFE on their domestic flights, deovrat?

Looks like a new A320 with recaro seating in Y and C. I seriously doubt any Indian will pay extra to get more space to sit in. The catering is nearly identical to AI and 9W.
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Old Jan 10, 15, 10:56 am
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I too doubt if Indians will pay 100% premium for prem. economy. Maybe 25%.
Its a good choice for managers who are not allowed to travel business as per travel policies, but at 36 seats its a huge cabin to be filled. Also, 16 business. In total, they want to sell 52 premium seats at at least 100% premium. I personally doubt if they're going to be successful at that.
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Old Jan 10, 15, 12:22 pm
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they've already dropped pricing. the premiums are not so much anymore. not in Eco.
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Where did you get the notion that 9W and AI have IFE on their domestic flights, deovrat?

Looks like a new A320 with recaro seating in Y and C. I seriously doubt any Indian will pay extra to get more space to sit in. The catering is nearly identical to AI and 9W.
9W has some planes with IFE, which it also sends on ASEAN and M.E. Flights. AI has IFE on their A321s, not AVOD but every seat has IFE.

Catering is much different in terms of the service, and yes, someone finally moved away from the standard meal options such as dal rice and parantha to something different. the meal service in a box is also new for full service carrier in India. It is a step ahead from 9W, who in economy have cut down on salads altogether.
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