As American Airlines retires its MD80s, penning my experience from 2014 on the MD83. Background I was to travel to Mexico for work and spend three days in Dallas post that. A long ride from India! The destination in Mexico shifted – initially it was to be Mexico City, which then moved to Monterrey and … Continue reading Looking back at my American Airlines MD83 experience
The first leg of our trip got us to Lisbon, Portugal on Emirates. The next stop was Madrid and the multiple daily flights between the two airports comprised of Iberia, Air Europa, Easyjet and TAP Air Portugal. With the leg from Madrid to Nice being planned on Air Nostrum – operated by Iberia and Easyjet … Continue reading TAP Portugal & the aircraft surprise!
Friends, fellow avgeeks and social media expressed equal surprise and amusement when I said Emirates will be my 50th airline. To have traveled 49 and not flown Emirates or been to Dubai was a surprise for all. When this trip was being planned, I had in mind to fly Ukraine International Airlines from Delhi, visit … Continue reading Emirates: My 50th Airline, to Europe and back
Dipalay took the inaugural flight from Kathmandu to Kolkata. Effective 27th May 2019, Buddha Air – one of the most successful private carriers from Nepal launched a three-weekly flight on the Kathmandu – Kolkata sector. This marks a new beginning for both India and Nepal in terms of aviation links. The sector which has previously … Continue reading Flying the inaugural Buddha Air flight to Kolkata from Kathmandu
I have been a fan of the Regional Jets since the time I first studied them for the Indian market in 2011. Since then I have tracked this market, not just in India but the entire APAC region and sometimes keeping tab of the market in EU for the way airlines deploy the regional jets. … Continue reading Exploring the E190-E2 shark livery from Mumbai to Delhi