Earlier this week, I mentioned that Air India was looking at making the longest flight in the world, while making the BLR-SFO flight on their Boeing 777 LRs. That did not work out after all, and Air India has changed their mind to announce a Delhi – San Francisco flight which will operate 3 times a week.
Air India took to Twitter to announce the flight, while deleting their earlier statement about Bangalore – San Francisco.
As per Air India, passengers can have dinner in Delhi and breakfast in San Francisco. While there is no update on the schedules of Air India website, it looks like this will be a 17-hour long flight.
The outgoing flight from Delhi will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and will offer a three class configuration with 8 seats in F, 35 seats in J and 195 seats in Y.
Clearly, this one is going to be a new long range addition to the Star Alliance flights between the two continents, adding to their existing flights between United and Air India.
Do you think this flight is a good idea? Or another way that Air India plans to lose money?