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Feb 22, 16, 9:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By ashishp

I have flown this route a few times. Used to be a...

I have flown this route a few times. Used to be a CRJ then, but I am told its an ATR72 now.

The CRJ's used to be a pain because of the limited space in overhead baggage lockers which wouldnt hold...
Dec 22, 15, 10:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By ashishp

Consider the train. Most places have overnight...

Consider the train. Most places have overnight sleeper trains with airconditioned accomodation. Jaipur and Jaisalmer also have overnight and day trains. 1A and 2A classes are very comfortable, though...
Dec 14, 15, 8:52 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By ashishp

Given the length of the segments, Hot snacks will...

Given the length of the segments, Hot snacks will be served in BOTH classes and on both sectors.

The upgrade cost does not reduce closer to the date of the flight. It is distance based.
Dec 1, 15, 9:14 pm
Replies: 309
Views: 65,996
Posted By ashishp

Are we talking domestic or international? I think...

Are we talking domestic or international? I think only the "Get UpFront" offer where you upgrade by paying between 4K and 7K has a fare class restriction (V and above). Upgrading to J using miles...
Nov 20, 15, 4:00 am
Replies: 89
Views: 16,148
Posted By ashishp

In my experience, most people who b***h about AI...

In my experience, most people who b***h about AI havent flown the airline in years and its mostly hearsay!

Again based on my experience of 50 odd flights in 2 years, AI is fine once you board the...
Oct 14, 15, 4:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By ashishp

The V2-XXX series were the planes leased from...

The V2-XXX series were the planes leased from Caribjet - a massive scam at the time!

I dont believe the L1011's actually operated even a single scheduled flight. But AI still paid the lease fees...
Oct 13, 15, 11:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By ashishp

Leasing planes was a nice little side racket in...

Leasing planes was a nice little side racket in the old pmAI - Caribjet deal, UA 777 deal being just 2 examples. The good folks at Kalina had this leasing scam worked down to a fine art! Many of...
Sep 22, 15, 9:03 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 27,863
Posted By ashishp

Airlines usually start marketing and load their...

Airlines usually start marketing and load their reservation systems months in advance - minimum 4 months atleast! AI has not done this for SFO! Yet the route was announced!

Dear Leader is leaving...
Sep 21, 15, 12:35 am
Replies: 71
Views: 27,863
Posted By ashishp

Just another Jumla (PR spin-doctoring not based...

Just another Jumla (PR spin-doctoring not based on reality)!

This one is to coincide with Dear Leader's upcoming visit to SFO!

Never gonna happen! Even if it is launched(unlikely), dont see it...
Sep 6, 15, 9:19 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

Govt owes Air India 600 crores for VVIP travel! ...

Govt owes Air India 600 crores for VVIP travel!

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-16/news/61217695_1_vvip-travel-air-india-168-7-crore
Sep 3, 15, 1:32 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

Hearing from sources that the IC-vs-AI battle...

Hearing from sources that the IC-vs-AI battle which was kept in check by Rohit Nandan has flared up again!

787 ops are expected to be the worst hit as former pmAI pilots are digging in their heels!
Sep 2, 15, 12:29 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

If you want to be taken seriously, you must...

If you want to be taken seriously, you must really keep politics, especially a tribute to "Dear Leader", out of every post! :)

Understand you are a fan, but this Govt has seen the fastest decline...
Sep 1, 15, 1:06 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

The lease fees for the 2 744's are paid for by...

The lease fees for the 2 744's are paid for by the GoI as part of a deal where AI agrees to block 40% flying time of the 2 744's for Govt use every year.


There was a dispute with the Indian...
Aug 28, 15, 1:56 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,359
Posted By ashishp

AI domestic flights with 2 digit nos operate to...

AI domestic flights with 2 digit nos operate to and from the international terminal do they not?

So AI11 from AMD should dock at the international side only at DEL!
Aug 25, 15, 4:48 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

I do not share your optimism! Mr.Lohani has...

I do not share your optimism!

Mr.Lohani has had a questionable reputation back in Madhya Pradesh State cadre where he headed the Tourism Wing. Under his tenure a Vyapam scam clone flourished in...
Aug 24, 15, 1:02 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,813
Posted By ashishp

Like with Gajendra Chauhan at FTII, this is...

Like with Gajendra Chauhan at FTII, this is another purely political appointment!

An old acolyte of MP Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, he switched sides a few months back via an intermediary...
Jul 13, 15, 6:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By ashishp

AI has F class on their 77W flights out of DEL. ...

AI has F class on their 77W flights out of DEL. International that means LHR (1xday), JFK and ORD with the odd run to HKG-KIX/NRT.

Was upgraded once and it was nice. They have a cosy 4 seat cabin...
Jul 9, 15, 9:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By ashishp

is the route operated by an ex S2 737-900ER? ...

is the route operated by an ex S2 737-900ER?

In that case Row 32 is the 2nd Exit Row so only 2 seats on each side of the aisle. FA jumpseat facing the seats.

I thought the 739ER's only did...
Jul 8, 15, 4:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 4,018
Posted By ashishp

There are no A320 in the old 20J + 126Y config...

There are no A320 in the old 20J + 126Y config left. All 14 V2500 powered A320's have been converted into 168Y layout. 8 of these are owned, while the other 6 are leased.

5 of the A320's (VT-EDx...
Jun 30, 15, 2:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,490
Posted By ashishp

Did your boarding card reflect your FF number?...

Did your boarding card reflect your FF number? Thats usually the key.

i started asking the fella at the check-in counter to verify and the problem went away!
Jun 8, 15, 1:01 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By ashishp

Is that still the case? I have taken AI191 couple...

Is that still the case? I have taken AI191 couple of times BOM-AMD and it was A321 both times. I was told the switch to narrowbody for domestic took place around the time the JFK flight was switched...
Jun 6, 15, 11:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By ashishp

AI's EWR flight is popular with the large...

AI's EWR flight is popular with the large Gujarati community.

Infact there is a domestic connector to AMD operated by A321 with the same flight number. Passengers can do customs and immigration...
May 31, 15, 8:52 am
Replies: 151
Views: 23,735
Posted By ashishp

From what I have observed, the western style...

From what I have observed, the western style meals on Vistara are not very popular. Vistara are actually catered on a LOWER cost base than AI and 9W. Right now for economy meals AI has the highest CI...
May 29, 15, 10:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By ashishp

Heres what you do: at check-in ask the counter...

Heres what you do: at check-in ask the counter lady for an upgrade. If she denies a regular free upgrade, ask for a paid upgrade. Rates are fixed and listed on a website. But she doesnt process the...
May 19, 15, 10:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By ashishp

PDR? There is no airport called PDR? If...

PDR?

There is no airport called PDR?

If you meant Porbander, then yes 9W is the only airline operating there.

If you meant the former french enclave of Pondicherry, AI and SG both operate...
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