NEW DELHI: International airlines are putting their best foot forward in India. International traffic to and from India is growing in double digits -- a rarity in today's world economy. But Indian carriers barely control one third of it.
Air Canada and British Airways, for instance, put their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Delhi routes. Air Canada used this plane to restart its Delhi-Toronto nonstop after eight years from Tuesday. Its previous nonstop on this route was actually a one stop with a fueling halt in Zurich
Last week, British Airways had also deployed its first B 787-9 on Delhi route to lure passengers. Etihad on Tuesday said it will fly the Airbus A-380 on Mumbai-Abu Dhabi route from next May. Airlines like Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Emirates already use the aircraft on India route.
All these foreign airlines are capitalizing on Air India's inefficiency.
Ravi K Gupta
Virendra Kumar Verma
Air India,has ruined its name so badly,that people are freightened to fly,that is the reason the foreign airlines are flourishing,if AI wants to compete they must put their act together,most of the passengers once flown on AI,refuse to refly,there has to be a reason
ash • 1 hour ago
as an indian living in uk , i used AI once and that was my last . i flown jet , ba , virgin , lufthansa , american airlines . to be honest the best was jet as their chairs were wider and more comfy .
As soon as the door of the plane shuts, these Indian passengers take their shoes off. Now, coupled with upper and lower body odor the air becomes unbearable but there is nowhere to escape . Soon the curry in the tiffin box will be opened and the smell will permeate the air also. It is enough to jump out of the airborne plane. But it is too late. They will chew betel nut and start spitting. The hindus will start defecating in the aisles. Gang rape is next. And the journey has just begun.
LoL! It was a good laugh... Good humour... But seriously? Is that how you have encountered? Im an Indian living in Canada...I do agree flying in an aircraft full of Indians is not very pleasant but you dragged it a little too much...
LMFAO @Elephant Man you have me in stitches! I have a story of my own. Here goes. Recently, took a flight from Madras, India to Burundi. This guy sitting next to me was smelling like rotten onions with a red dot on his forehead. I asked him where he was from. He muttered Bangalore, India. I apologized politely to him and told him that I was nauseous due to his BO. That I will call flight attendant to move to another seat. I did so but none were available. Halfway through the flight he opens up a tiffin box. It had some kind of stale fish curry. The smell coupled with his BO did me in. B'fore I could get up I started vomitting all over into his curry. I was sick. The doctor on the flight helped me move to the toilet. Thank you. I was later told that guy from India kept on eating his curry and licking his fingers in sheer joyful ecstasy. More power to him. I have landed at Burundi Aerodrome and am still sick from the odor.