AI nonstop BLR / DEL- SFO

Old Sep 27, 15, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by kshastry View Post
Not long ago, AI did BOM-LAX with one stop and burnt its finger.
Actually, the flight was DEL-FRA-LAX and it didn't offer connections to BOM despite the "scissor hub" that AI was ostensibly offering in Frankfurt. Assinine scheduling and it bore the consequences of that.
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Old Sep 27, 15, 11:24 pm
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Well this is after all times of india. Unless its a news article relating to some innuendo crap its rarely makes the news. But this caught my eye in my news feed.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/49038356.cms

From what I know they only have 3 of the 200LR's left. rest were sold to Etihad. AI does have a new MD but I doubt if this would make economic sense....
World' s Longest Non Stop Flight Announced by Prime Mister Modi today

SFO to DEL AIR INDIA Starting Dec 2nd - 3 times a week

Announced at the SAP Speech in San Jose California a short while ago
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Old Sep 28, 15, 12:11 am
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this is not the world's longest flight by a long shot. Del-SFO will be 7706 miles while the current longest flight SYD-DFW is 8578 miles by itself. DXB-PTY will be 10 miles longer than SYD-DFW.
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Old Sep 28, 15, 2:15 am
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It would have been if it was BLR-SFO as was discussed.
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Old Sep 28, 15, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
It would have been if it was BLR-SFO as was discussed.
I was referring to the posted above me who stated that the PM announced the world's longest flight while DEL-SFO was never going to make the cut in the first place.
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Old Sep 28, 15, 10:12 am
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SFO to Delhi Non Stop from Dec 2nd - 3 times a week

Announced by Prime Minister Modi @ SAP center Speech in San Jose Yesterday

by Air India ...... How long will it last is anyones guess
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Old Sep 28, 15, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ubrahme View Post
Announced by Prime Minister Modi @ SAP center Speech in San Jose Yesterday

by Air India ...... How long will it last is anyones guess
Not much I guess. Maybe 12 months...considering that you have to sit in a plane for 16+ hours win imbecile AI staff.
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Old Sep 28, 15, 7:12 pm
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Sorry for the thread drift, but I landed in SJC yesterday and saw an AI-747 parked in the distance, ostensibly carrying the PM. Now I don't know - and have zero interest in knowing - what size of entourage he was carrying, but why does a VIP need a 747? Would the Exchequer not be better served with a smaller aircraft being used?
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Old Sep 28, 15, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by phoochka View Post
Sorry for the thread drift, but I landed in SJC yesterday and saw an AI-747 parked in the distance, ostensibly carrying the PM. Now I don't know - and have zero interest in knowing - what size of entourage he was carrying, but why does a VIP need a 747? Would the Exchequer not be better served with a smaller aircraft being used?
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Old Sep 28, 15, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by phoochka View Post
Sorry for the thread drift, but I landed in SJC yesterday and saw an AI-747 parked in the distance, ostensibly carrying the PM. Now I don't know - and have zero interest in knowing - what size of entourage he was carrying, but why does a VIP need a 747? Would the Exchequer not be better served with a smaller aircraft being used?
Most large countries fly similar aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_tr...and_government
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Old Sep 29, 15, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by Anish View Post
Most large countries fly similar aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_tr...and_government
still doesn't make it right....
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Old Sep 29, 15, 9:11 am
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It appears BLR folks are very disappointed with DEL-SFO decision, but I think it is good one.

I also think it will do well with VFR traffic just like EWR-BOM-AMD and ORD-DEL-HYD. That demography is very comfortable with Indian CCs and probably more comfortable with DEL/BOM airports than ME/EU connection.

Still cannot understand why DEL authorities cannot make life easier for connecting pax at DEL with such an excellent terminal. Or I am reading old news.
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Old Sep 29, 15, 9:15 pm
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Pray tell why? A head of state travels will a large entourage for meetings in various areas as well as cabinet ministers and members of press. Plus for flights over hostile terrain most are equipped with flares and other counter measures. Why would not have the Indian pm have access to this is not clear to me. But then this is just a rhetorical discussion. It is what it is.
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Old Sep 30, 15, 7:04 am
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Now the flights are in the system. Nearly 16h outbound, 17h inbound.

Code:
>sn01juldelsfo/aai
SN01JULDELSFO/AAI                                                               
** AMADEUS SCHEDULES - SN ** SFO SAN FRANCISCO.USCA          275 FR 01JUL 0000  
 1   AI 173  F8 A5 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y9 /DEL 3 SFO I  0245    0600  E0/77L      15:45 
             B9 M9 H9 K9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 L9 U9 TS S7 ES                             
 
>doai173/01jul
DOAI173/01JUL                                                                   
* 1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO *              AI 173  275 FR 01JUL                    
APT ARR   DY DEP   DY CLASS/MEAL          EQP  GRND  EFT   TTL                  
DEL          0245  FR FACDJZYBMHK/M       77L        15:45                      
                      QVWGLUTSE/M                                               
SFO 0600  FR                                               15:45                
                                                                                
COMMENTS-                                                                       
 1.DEL SFO   - DEPARTS TERMINAL 3                                               
 2.DEL SFO   - ARRIVES TERMINAL I                                               
 3.DEL SFO   -   1/ MOVIE                                                       
 4.DEL SFO   -   9/ NON-SMOKING                                                 
 5.DEL SFO   - SECURED FLIGHT                                                   
 6.DEL SFO   -  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE                                    
                                                                                
CONFIGURATION-                                                                  
               77L  F   8   C  35   Y 195                                       
>sn01julsfodel/aai
SN01JULSFODEL/AAI                                                               
** AMADEUS SCHEDULES - SN ** DEL DELHI.IN                    275 FR 01JUL 0000  
 1   AI 174  F8 A3 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y9 /SFO I DEL 3  1000    1535+1E0/77L      17:05 
             B9 M9 H9 K9 QS VS WS GS LS US TS SS ES                             
>doai174/01jul
DOAI174/01JUL                                                                   
* 1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO *              AI 174  275 FR 01JUL                    
APT ARR   DY DEP   DY CLASS/MEAL          EQP  GRND  EFT   TTL                  
SFO          1000  FR FACDJZYBMHK/M       77L        17:05                      
                      QVWGLUTSE/M                                               
DEL 1535  SA                                               17:05                
                                                                                
COMMENTS-                                                                       
 1.SFO DEL   - DEPARTS TERMINAL I                                               
 2.SFO DEL   - ARRIVES TERMINAL 3                                               
 3.SFO DEL   -   1/ MOVIE                                                       
 4.SFO DEL   -   9/ NON-SMOKING                                                 
 5.SFO DEL   - SECURED FLIGHT                                                   
 6.SFO DEL   -  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE                                    
                                                                                
CONFIGURATION-                                                                  
               77L  F   8   C  35   Y 195                                       
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The alternatives are 19.5 to 22h long:

Code:
>tn01juldelsfo
TN01JULDELSFO                                                                   
** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** SFO SAN FRANCISCO.USCA            01JUL16 08JUL16  
 1   AI 173  357  DEL 3 SFO I  0245    0600   0 27MAR16         77L 15:45       
 2   MU 564  X4   DEL 3 PVG 1  0230    1100   0 CONNECT PVG     332             
     MU 589  X4   PVG 1 SFO I  1300    0930   0 28MAR16 05NOV16 773 19:30       
 3   CX 694  D    DEL 3 HKG 1  0110    0925   0 CONNECT HKG     333             
     UA 862  D    HKG 1 SFO I  1130    0920   0 02JUN16 15AUG16 744 20:40       
 4   9W 078  D    DEL 3 HKG 1  0105    0855   0 CONNECT HKG     332             
     UA 862  D    HKG 1 SFO I  1130    0920   0 02JUN16 15AUG16 744 20:45       
 5   KL 872  D    DEL 3 AMS    0310    0825   0 CONNECT AMS     332             
     KL 605  D    AMS   SFO I  0950    1140   0 28MAR16 29OCT16 744 21:00       
 6KL:DL9438  D    DEL 3 AMS    0310    0825   0 CONNECT AMS     332             
  KL:DL9380  D    AMS   SFO I  0950    1140   0 28MAR16         747 21:00       
>m
TN01JULDELSFO -MD-                                                              
** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** SFO SAN FRANCISCO.USCA            01JUL16 08JUL16  
 1OZ:AI7148  357  DEL 3 ICN    0220    1240   0 CONNECT ICN     333             
  OZ:UA7289  357  ICN   SFO I  1630    1115   0 01JUL16 23SEP16 77L 21:25       
 2   OZ 768  357  DEL 3 ICN    0220    1240   0 CONNECT ICN     333             
     OZ 212  357  ICN   SFO I  1630    1115   0 01JUL16 18SEP16 77L 21:25       
 3   CI 072  37   DEL 3 TPE 1  1125    2010   0 CONNECT TPE     333             
     BR 028  37   TPE 2 SFO I  2330    2020   0 03JUL16 06JUL16 77W 21:25       
 4   OZ 768  357  DEL 3 ICN    0220    1240   0 CONNECT ICN     333             
     UA 892  357  ICN   SFO I  1635    1125   0 03JUN16 31JUL16 744 21:35       
 5   OZ 768  357  DEL 3 ICN    0220    1240   0 CONNECT ICN     333             
  UA:OZ6614  357  ICN   SFO I  1635    1125   0 03JUN16 31JUL16 744 21:35       
 6   CI 072  37   DEL 3 TPE 1  1125    2010   0 CONNECT TPE     333             
     CI 004  37   TPE 2 SFO I  2340    2035   0 03JUL16 14SEP16 77W 21:40       
>m
TN01JULDELSFO -MD-                                                              
** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** SFO SAN FRANCISCO.USCA            01JUL16 08JUL16  
 1   EK 513  D    DEL 3 DXB 3  0415    0610   0 CONNECT DXB     773             
     EK 225  D    DXB 3 SFO I  0840    1330   0 28MAR16 29OCT16 388 21:45       
 2   NH 828  D    DEL 3 NRT 1  0125    1320   0 CONNECT NRT     763             
     UA 838  D    NRT 1 SFO I  1710    1045   0 03JUN16 15AUG16 744 21:50       
 3   NH 828  D    DEL 3 NRT 1  0125    1320   0 CONNECT NRT     763             
  UA:NH7012  D    NRT 1 SFO I  1710    1045   0 03JUN16 15AUG16 744 21:50       
 4   NH 828  D    DEL 3 NRT 1  0125    1320   0 CONNECT NRT     763             
  NH:UA7950  D    NRT 1 SFO I  1710    1055   0 01JUL16 31AUG16 77W 22:00       
 5   NH 828  D    DEL 3 NRT 1  0125    1320   0 CONNECT NRT     763             
     NH 008  D    NRT 1 SFO I  1710    1055   0 01JUL16 31AUG16 77W 22:00       
 6   CA 948  2467 DEL 3 PEK 3  0245    1135   0 CONNECT PEK     333             
  CA:UA7614  2467 PEK 3 SFO I  1540    1220   0 27MAR16 29OCT16 747 22:05       
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Old Sep 30, 15, 8:13 am
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Nice comparison via Amadeus there ^ Thanks
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