Indigo A320neo

India Threatens To Ban Airlines That Allow Photography

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has today issued quite a bizarre warning to airlines. India's DGCA has today issued an order stating that: Inflight photography without explicit consent is not allowed in India Even though this has…

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Air India A320

Oh My: Air India Flights Operated By Laid Off Pilots

Air India is in the news for laying off some pilots with virtually no notice, and then still having them operate flights... In late July Air India announced that it wouldn't be laying off any employees. The airline instead created a plan by which many…

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Air India Express 737

Fatalities As Air India Express 737 Crash Lands

This is absolutely tragic. An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 crash landed this evening. The flight in question was Air India Express 1344, bound from Dubai to Kozhikode. The plane operated the roughly ~1,660 mile flight as scheduled, in 3hr56min, but…

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Air India Crew

Air India Warns That Vigilantes Are Ostracizing Crews

Air India has posted a press release on Twitter. No, in this case it isn't one of the usual stories of Air India being a basket case, but rather the airline is asking people to stop treating their crews unfairly in light of the current situation. Like…

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Air India Flying Returns Award Chart

Air India’s Award Chart: I’m Speechless

Well, it's official. The award for the world's craziest airline loyalty program award chart goes to... Air India! And that doesn't even have anything to do with their redemption rates. You have to see Air India's award chart to believe it: Like, I actually…

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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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