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Shahkar Abidi

  • Spicejet reschedules flight by 13 hours, passengers inconvenienced

    In a case highlighting callousness on the part of an airline company, a passenger was shocked to learn that his Spicejet flight to Chennai from Mumbai which was scheduled on April 2 was rescheduled by about 13 hours, due to change in the airline's summer schedule.

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:55am
  • Rattled Air India assures fliers its A320s are safe

    A day after an A320 aircraft operated by Germanwings crashed in the French Alps with 150 people on board, national carrier Air India, which also has a large number of A320s, tried to reassure fliers through tweets that its fleet is safe and maintained as per regulatory norms. Air India has at least...

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:45am
  • Alps crash: '2 crew members in cockpit' rule already exists in India

    Europe airlines announce new rule after news that Germanwings co-pilot may have deliberately crashed plane in captain's absence

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 7:35am
  • How T2 is being transformed into an integrated passenger terminal

    The shifting of domestic airline operations to Terminal 2 - which since its opening had largely been operating as international airport for the city - continues, with Air India next in line to be moved to it by the middle of this year.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • MTDC rejigs website, to go travel portal way

    Fed up of the slow and not-so-helpful website of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC)? Don't fret anymore.

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • Inter-country adoption: Passport authority comes to the rescue of orphans

    The passport authority has come to the rescue of those abandoned and orphaned children who are adopted by couples or individuals from other countries and are facing difficulties in obtaining a birth certificate, a mandatory requirement for obtaining passport.

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 5:25am
  • Floating restaurant at sea link waiting to see light of day

    The state tourism department refuses to learn from its mistakes, with the latest gaffe concerning the floating restaurant near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL). After being hastily inaugurated almost a year ago by then tourism minister Chhagan Bhujbal, apparently due to the approaching election...

    Sunday, 22 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • Shacks, sand, seafood, sorted! Alibaug to be the new Goa?

    Sandy beaches, water sports, cozy beach-front shacks, low cost alcohol and fresh, delectable seafood are some of reasons that make Goa the number one quick getaway spot for Mumbaikars every holiday. If all goes as planned, one needn't travel 600 kms, but enjoy Goa-esque atmosphere closer home.

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 5:40am
  • Tweet diplomacy sets off Solar Impulse 2 on historic journey

    "If there is no adventure in the future, it is not because of the lack of ideas, but because of excessive administration," tweeted Bertrand Piccard, chairman and pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 plane, on Tuesday night, expressing his frustration at the red-tapism involved in getting...

    Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 6:05am
  • Jet Airways starts cargo ops on hopes 'Make in India' will fly

    Amid slowing global air freight growth, Jet Airways on Tuesday announced foray into cargo sector from next month, pinning hopes on the 'Make in India' campaign and burgeoning e-commerce sector.

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 6:30am