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Old 22nd April 2009, 15:50   #616
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Seems ridiculous, but how is it a police matter?

Seems to me to be a case of contract and customer service, not of crime!
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Why is the fuel surcharge so high for the passengers. Indigo is charging 3,000 INR for a BOM-NGP flight.
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Seems ridiculous, but how is it a police matter?

Seems to me to be a case of contract and customer service, not of crime!
Well if your contract of carriage mentions you'll be served meals, not serving that would violating the contract which than can be construed as a police matter.

Anyways the case has been highlighted because some snobbish civil servants were involved.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 17:22   #619
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I'm suprised to hear that passengers are denied food! Anyone had similar experience?
This situation might have occurred because they must have booked on S2 code(JetLite) and not on 9W(Jet Airways). Many Jetlite and JetAirways flights are on code-share these days typically on tier-2 routes and there is a fare difference depending on which code you book on.
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Interesting statistic told to me

Global airline losses amount to $5 billion p.a (i think)
India accounts for $1 billion p a

This means cost/mile/passenger is high in India
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Well if your contract of carriage mentions you'll be served meals, not serving that would violating the contract which than can be construed as a police matter
No, breach of contract, unless it leads to a breach of the peace, is not a police matter, it is a civil matter.

But it is impossible to speculate like this about these journalistic snippets; we don't know any of the important details, we're just guessing.
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Hi everyone. I've got a very urgent querry. Mom is scheduled to fly Lufthansa to the U.S. on 2nd of july'09, but her passport is expiring on 02nd of Dec'09. Although her U.S. visa is valid till 2017, is she required to get a new passport issued. Lufthansa airline people did say that it is not required by them. But just now my travel agent say that local authorities can deny Mom from boarding the flight. BTW her return is in last week of Sept'09. Can anyone clarify on the above. Thanks.
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Old 29th April 2009, 18:53   #623
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It may be fine, but why give yourself worry?

I assume you are talking about an Indian passport... it can be renewed in a week under tatkal scheme.
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Went to Delhi and back yesterday.

Go Air


Mumbai - Delhi @ 0735 hrs. I reached the airport at 0630 - a colleague had already checked himself in and had asked the staff to reserve a seat for me next to him. I was skeptical but as I was getting my boarding pass - the female at the counter remembered and handed me the proper seat. + 1.

Flight took off on time - clean aircraft and great crew. Had a wonderful flight. Landed on time too.

And they have seats from Recaro on the flight ??? - take a look

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Back from Delhi - I flew Indigo and they continue to impress me. Quick check in and a absolutely clean, spick and span flight. Great crew and on time service. Beautiful.

They still do not provide cotton / ear plugs which Go Air does. :(

I would prefer flying both these airlines over the others.
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I dont know if anyone else has asked this earlier, but here goes.

Are we allowed to carry our cameras with us as hand baggage? Or do we need to have the battery removed and sent as luggage? Once it so happened that i was asked to discard my walkman batteries since i wasnt allowed to carry it on person.
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Yes you can carry your camera with you.

In fact you MUST carry your camera with you. Some airports are notorious for theft from checked in baggage.

Anything that is valuable should be with you inside cabin.
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And they have seats from Recaro on the flight ??? - take a look
Many Aircrafts use Recaro seats Gautam. They are extremely popular.

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I dont know if anyone else has asked this earlier, but here goes.

Are we allowed to carry our cameras with us as hand baggage? Or do we need to have the battery removed and sent as luggage? Once it so happened that i was asked to discard my walkman batteries since i wasnt allowed to carry it on person.
You are allowed to carry your camera, no problem.

Most modern cameras have built-in rechargeable batteries and they don't bother with them, no more than they ask you to remove the battery of your cellphone.
Even if your camera uses regular pencil cells, I suggest you simply leave them inside the camera and travel without worry.
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Interesting statistic told to me

Global airline losses amount to $5 billion p.a (i think)
India accounts for $1 billion p a

This means cost/mile/passenger is high in India
Wrong statistics and dangerous incorrect conclusions.

Firstly, AI itself lost 600mn only. Total is much more.

Then, in a group of 2 dieters, you lost 2 kg, I gained 2 kg.. Net you account for infinite % loss, I account for infinite % gain

Lastly, loss = revenues - cost. Zero revenues may make the best cost airline look ugly. Its a demand shock, not a cost surge.

Yes, Indian carriers are not Air Asia - but they are not far behind. You can compare Spicejet with Air Asia if u will.
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though yes, fuel cost per pax per mile is high due to the comparative ATF taxation

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I dont know if anyone else has asked this earlier, but here goes.

Are we allowed to carry our cameras with us as hand baggage? Or do we need to have the battery removed and sent as luggage? Once it so happened that i was asked to discard my walkman batteries since i wasnt allowed to carry it on person.
No problem carrying cameras.
Heck, I even take photos in the aircraft

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