Indigo is exploring the potential to launch low-cost long-haul flights, stepping up from their regional model of flying. And they’ve made a big bet in this regard. They want to buy the juicy chunks of Air India, the international operation and the profitable low-cost subsidiary called Air India Express.
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Qatar Airways has just announced that they are compliant with the new regulations from the US TSA and hence the Electronics Ban on their flights to the USA is over. They join the league of Turkish, Etihad & Emirates beating the ban.
Emirates and Turkish Airlines are the two new carriers which will allow you to bring your laptops along on the trip now. They are exempt from the Electronics Ban as of today.
Etihad has become the first airline to wriggle its way out of the Electronics Ban on US bound flights. This means you can carry your cameras, laptops and everything in between to the USA in the cabin, as you fly those 14 hour long flights to the USA.
There is news that Jet Airways is considering selling a part of their airline to Delta and make a deal with the devil. Read more about what we know right now, and how this could play out?
Jet Airways’ new check-in policy of charging for seat assignments has some unintended consequences as well, such as seats randomly being assigned and auto check ins being processed. This takes us away from an automated world back to a manual world if we don’t want to be squeezed by the airline.
It’s #FirstWorld problem time and the choice is between need and temptation. I need sleep on the plane, and I have the option of Business Class and First Class. Help me choose, faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast!
Qatar Airways has just launched their new business class product, which looks like the first class for some other carriers. Needless to say, they say it is “First in Business”. Here are some very nice pictures and first thoughts of this new product, coming on a Qatar Airways plane near you!
Jet Airways’ Mumbai to London flight was intercepted by German Air Force planes earlier this week. Everything was alright and the plane had a safe landing. Here is a video made from the cockpit of another airplane which records this fascinating sequence. Have a look!
Air India has just gotten approval to fly East to get to SFO, which means they will be able to get into San Francisco faster and at lesser cost. Here is how this impacts you.
There is a video making the rounds these days, where Air India employees are putting up with passengers who arrived late and the flight was closed. This is a video which was shot at Mumbai’s Terminal 2 a few days ago, with a camera smartphone and uploaded to a social network for maximum impact. Apparently, a bunch of passengers arrived at Terminal 2, Mumbai, 55 minutes before the flight. For Air India, they operate a few flights from Terminal 2 at this moment, but these are domestic legs of international flights. For instance, very clearly mentioned on their website, is this information: Assuming the passengers arrived at Terminal 2 and not Terminal 1A, which is at least 20 minutes away…