Air India joins Star Alliance

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  • PaulElmer



    Wonder if earning LH Miles on Jet Airways – usually an infinitely better choice than AI – will still be possible?


    I happen to be in India and today’s “The Times of India ” has a header:
    Below some direct quotes for the newspaper article

    New Delhi: an Air India 1990 era Airbus A 320 with faulty air-conditioning and inn functioning auxiliary power units…… Causing severe heartburn to flyers in this searing heat.
    On Friday things came to such a pass that 150 odd passengers of Sringar-Delhi flight staged an impromptu dharna at the tarmac of Jammu airport-near the wheels of the plane- as the aircraft remained on the ground in the temple town for over 1.5 hours with a inn functioning APU that led to no cooling in the aircraft……..
    But even after take off one set of AC units in the front of the aircraft meant for the cockpit and front rows was not working and only the rear unit was trying to breathe in cold air. This led to some passengers, mostly the aged and children , reporting sick and the pilot had to seek priority landing to land at IGI airport.


    Post their entry into Star Alliance, Air India have increased the price of a London-Delhi-London business class ticket from £ 1350 to £ 2450. That’s a laugh! I wonder how long it will take them to bring the price down or start selling cheap tickets via discounters. Why would anyone pay higher than what Jet and VS charge to fly AI ? Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!

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