Boeing, over the past 24 hours, has cancelled a deal to purchase 80% of Embraer’s commercial aviation business as the timelines to close the deal expired yesterday. Embraer states that it was ready to close the deal but it was wrongfully terminated.
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Emirates Commercial flights are planned to be resumed on July 1 for the moment. However, Emirates has put in place new service protocols which involve strictly no meals except on long-haul flights (repacked) and social distancing measures. No cabin bags allowed as well.
Aviointeriors, an Italian seat maker, has filed for a patent on a new radical design of seats (for economy class!) which promises to protect from CoVid-19, and perhaps even making conversation with a pesky neighbour on the plane.
I call upon the entire LFAL community to come together and help those who have their refunds stuck. Tell us and if we can, we will help you with the combined wisdom of the entire bunch to give you a direction to get your refunds.
Airbus has now started e-delivering aircraft. That does not mean the aircraft are flying themselves home, but it does mean the customer no longer has to be setting up a shop inside Airbus to collect each and every plane of theirs.
Aditya Ghosh, Sanjiv Kapoor and Rahul Taneja, on one panel. For a fun conversation which covered some of their challenges at their airlines and how things are working out for them after their aviation stints.
All the airlines operating inside India, as well as operating flights to India, have been told to stop the sale of flights to/from/within India till further notice, to make sure that the airlines won’t be able to take new reservations for the time being.
The time to EFFECTIVELY regulate the airlines is now, but unfortunately, they are getting a free hand at doing a lot of things which they should not be doing at the moment. Consumer protection is not how it should have been during the times of CoVid-19.
Air India has opened up reservations for flights abroad from June 1, 2020. This may be indicative of the timeline when most airlines will be able to actually open up future international flights in line with getting over with CoVid-19. Social Distancing on the plane will be practiced on the plane as well.
Airlines have been very kind to us offering a “credit shell” while they should have kindly returned our cash when they ended up in the CoVid-19 Soup. But these credit shells are flawed and have many issues, so take a look at these issues before you accept them.
Time for the same thing to go round and round. Airlines have opened booking for flights from May 4, 2020 onwards, however, our advice remains the same. Don’t book a flight ticket at the moment if you don’t have to. You never know if this flight is going to take off or not.