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January 27, 2009 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: January 27, 2009

The world’s best passenger complaint letter

“I know it looks like a baaji but it鈥檚 in custard Richard, custard. It must be the pudding. Well you鈥檒l be fascinated to hear that it wasn’t custard. It was a sour gel with a clear oil on top.” I am still doubled over with laughter after reading this complaint letter from a passenger on Virgin’s Mumbai to London Heathrow …

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FedEx cargo ATR42 crashes in Lubbock Texas USA

AP is reporting a FedEx cargo plane crashed during landing Tuesday at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), in my home state of Texas, USA. Wikipedia ImageAirport director James Loomis says both crew members were taken to a hospital, but FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz says both were able to walk from the crash. A supervisor at University Medical Center in …

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Delta reports $8.9 billion net loss for 2008

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2008. Delta鈥檚 2008 net loss was $503 million, or $1.08 per diluted share. When all charges are added Delta reported a net loss for 2008 of $8.9 billion, or $19.08 per diluted share. Total revenues for the 4th quarter ending December 31, 2008, stood at …

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Steep glideslope at Bengaluru International Airport contributes to delays and safety concerns

In my previous article I highlighted the faulty glideslope at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) being a contributor to delays, especially in times of fog. Last Sunday January 24, 2009, BIA, again, experienced significant delays due to fog. This issue has been hanging fire at Bengaluru International Airport since opening day. I came across an article by Capt. A. Ranganathan, an …

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