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Riches to Rags: The Story of Air India

It was once the pride of the country and the model for many Asian airlines. Today, it's the butt of countless jokes. This is the rise and fall of India's public airline.

02/15/2020 2:57 PMupdated: 02/18/2020 10:57 AM
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  • Usman A.
    2 days

    Same our PIA

  • Ismael M.
    2 days

    If corruption is put ahead of everything, expect to be fucked

  • Ramaraju B.
    3 days

    Our great Indian warrior

  • सिन्धिअंशान स.
    3 days

    Air India looted by its employees, looted its cutlery,it biscuits n chocolates, its towels,etc etc Its employees,like sweepers too are America return due to freebies.

  • Harbhajan S.
    5 days

    NOW WE CAN CALL IT AIR UDAN KATOLA

  • Kanth P.
    5 days

    Pure brutality of corruption. Whom you blame though. Reigned leaders of the world or suffered employees. Or the nation. Could anyone please.

  • Ali C.
    5 days

    Worst airline I've been on. The planes rattle like they're about to fall apart. Very poor standards of quality. The planes smell like curry!!

  • Mir H.
    6 days

    PIA k bhee yahi haal hn

  • Waheed K.
    07/03/2020 13:37

    Pak and India both are being used by superpowers, contention bw India Pakistan is also planned by them, such great countries with huge potential and intelligent people but being ruined and used by west for their interests

  • Abdul M.
    07/02/2020 23:03

    It was one of the largest airlines in the world and served many decades. I enjoyed from London to Mumbai flight in 2011.

  • Mohammed M.
    06/29/2020 00:59

    I never flew air India I would love to fly for discount price because I don’t make that much and I came from Bengali Farmers family

  • Obang A.
    06/28/2020 05:00

    How can we fight China if the Maharaja cannot fly?

  • Afroz K.
    06/27/2020 07:49

    The reason Air India or any other airlines bankrupt because government stop haj subsidies the haj subsidies directly goes to airlines company no subsidies for pilgrims to ksa before subsidies haji cannot use their choice for airlines now they can choose so in current different airlines give cheap travel cost the main reason airlines in India bankrupt. Politicians free ride with their families totally collapsed airlines of India

  • Thomas G.
    06/26/2020 21:10

    No, we can't afford to let AIR INDIA to fall from the heights it has reached! These could be just turbulence and we could overcome it if the government and the nation are committed to revive it to it's past glory!

  • Arindam M.
    06/26/2020 18:42

    Brut India is so much politically biased......this site always cover the fault of previous govt.perfectly.......always.....Just let people know...who said to tata that "there is nothing called private...." and take the airline as a govt.flagship.....and it was a reason of serving alcohol on flight was an issue....but it can not make a whole airline down.....if brut INDIA has courage then tell every body....how much money is still due by that time govt. Even a small mla of previous govt.travelled by this airline by free of cost.....and the due amount by previous govt. Is near about 450cr....

  • Mahendar K.
    06/26/2020 07:08

    F*** you for your richness

  • Chinmay C.
    06/25/2020 18:26

    kalale ka air india ka band padli te???

  • Jay V.
    06/24/2020 06:25

    Brut main yeh Pakistani laundey kya kar rahey hain ? Aur admin is apparently ignorant , that INC only messed up giving this precious airline for Hajj travelers or “ free” and with rocking subsidies ......plus government and their employees have made this airline totally bankrupt 😏😕😏 Sad 😞

  • Jeremy J.
    06/23/2020 17:21

    Built for Cheapskates. Flown once. Never again. Seat were shaking terribly during flight. Toilet door that cant close properly. Foods were stale. But you can smoke like chimney as majority are and drink, don't start on that. Welcome to alcoholics flight club!

  • Zubair H.
    06/22/2020 21:17

    Ironically I see the analogy of Air India to be of New India.....both will be rendered irrecoverable in future due to the jinxed intervention of Sanghis....Morarji Desai then and Modi now. Panuti for India, that's Hindutva.