Air India 787

Air India Putting Inflight Crews On A Diet

It seems that Air India is putting all of their pilots and cabin crew on a diet. The airline is introducing new low fat diet meals for all crew effective immediately. Here's the note sent from Air India's senior director of inflight service to employees:…

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Air India 777

Air India Launching Flights To Toronto

Last week I wrote about how India's Civil Aviation Minister announced that Air India would resume flights to Toronto. I didn't put too much weight on it at the time, given that Air India officials have a tendency to announce routes and then not follow…

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Air India 777

Air India Reduces Baggage Allowance To Prevent Fuel Stops

In late February Pakistan's airspace closed, which is having huge impacts on airlines globally. This doesn't just impact flights to and from Pakistan, but also flights between other regions, given how central their airspace is. One airline greatly impacted…

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Taag 777 First Class – 1

My 4 Worst Flights Of 2018

Yesterday I wrote a post sharing my nine favorite flights of 2018. This wasn't exclusively intended to be a list of the nine most luxurious flights I was on this year, but rather was intended to reflect some of the innovations and personal touches I…

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Air India Express 737

Ouch: Air India Express 737 Clips Wall On Takeoff

Well this looks... unpleasant. As reported by BBC, Air India Express flight 611 was scheduled to travel today from Trichy to Dubai, when it sustained some significant damage on takeoff. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-800, and hit a wall on takeoff.…

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Air India 787

Air India Cancels Newark To London Flight

In August 2016, Air India launched a new route between London Heathrow and Newark. I guess it was actually technically a service resumption, because years ago Air India flew from Delhi to London to New York JFK. With this new service, the airline launched…

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Air India Business Class 787 – 8

Air India Is Revamping Their Business Class

The Indian government set a deadline of June for Air India to be privatized. The airline is losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year, and there are no signs of that changing. After a lot of threats, the government has decided to extend the deadline,…

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Air India 777 First Class 1

Air India To Add Flights To San Jose?!?

Air India has been doing quite well on their US flights lately, which is great to see. It seems like they picked up some momentum when the US electronics ban was put in place against Gulf carriers, and they've been able to maintain that ever since. In…

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Air India Business Class A321 – 7

Review: Air India Business Class A321 Delhi To Colombo

After getting off the bus from the remote stand I followed the signage for international transit. Even though I already had a boarding pass, I was told I needed to go to the transit desk and get my boarding pass reprinted. After that it was time for…

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Air India Business Class 787 – 3

Review: Air India Business Class 787 Frankfurt To Delhi

My connection in Frankfurt was nearly 2.5 hours. Air India departs from the B Concourse, so it was about a 15 minute walk from my arrival gate. The flight was leaving from gate B44, and at the gate they were doing document checks. Every passenger had…

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Emirates New First Class

Introduction: Emirates’ New First Class, The Long Way

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in Swiss' business class, Air India's business class, Emirates' brand new first class, and TAP Air Portugal's business class. This was a trip I took exclusively to be able to review some new airline products.…

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Air India A321 Business Class – 1

Air India A321 Business Class In 10 Pictures

After a pleasant flight in Air India's 787 business class from Frankfurt to Delhi, it was time to connect from Delhi to Colombo on an Air India A321. Let me start by saying that the Delhi Airport transit experience was awful. I've never in my life seen…

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