End of 77 yr old relationship - it feels sad!

@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
March 31, 2009 10:49am CST
A 77 yr old relationship came to an end as the last British airways flight flew for London from Calcutta on Sunday (29/3/2009) morning. It is not only a matter of great inconvenience but a feeling of nostalgia that left the people on both the sides sad. After all, life is not just about the commercial aspect! Anything left you with such nostalgic feeling of late?
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
31 Mar 09
I hope that this is not the last we have seen of British Airways in Calcutta Mimpi. Maybe it's due to the economic downturn. Once things improve i'm sure the flights will be back again. I can understand the nostalgia, because i feeel the very same about a very similar subject. It's our Airport. It shifted recently to a new location. I work very close to the old one. I was so used to the constant landing and take off of flights, the passenger movement and so much.It had very special memories to me as I remember having walked as a child into the cockpit of the aircraft. After the airport has shifted, the whole place looks so deserted and i get these nostalgic moments everyday in the morning when i get to work.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Apr 09
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Apr 09
It is a sad moment for the Calcuttans. We are very emotional people and this has come as a blow to the old people. It would be greatly inconvenient as well. There would be no direct flight from now on. Its only connecting Air India flights that will connect to London through Delhi or Mumbai. Or else you will have to take Emirates which is again not a direct one! I can understand your nostalgia Alok. Why did it have to shift?
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
2 Apr 09
It was not able to handle the air traffic any more in terms of the infrastructure.It was more or less in the heart of the city and this had started to become a problem. Also they had to plan for future expansion and more flights.
@maximax8 (27045)
31 Mar 09
That is really sad. I am very keen on traveling and so I feel cross when airlines pack up some of their routes or fold completely. It is the economic downturn and the recession that are affecting airlines. I felt sad when an airline that is my 4th favorite stopped flying from London to San Jose in Costa Rica. Then two airlines that I hoped to go on went out of business. I flew from London to Cape Town in January 2009 and the plane was half empty. Taking off the airline had to have passengers sitting in the seats that would balance the plane, strange. Goodbye to a 77 year old relationship.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Apr 09
This is sad Maximax and for travelers like you things are worse. It would be inconvenient for people no doubt. Family will kids will have come through connecting flights and its a problem.
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
31 Mar 09
That is too bad that the British airlines flight from London to Calcutta will no longer exist. It seems that is happening all over the world. So many things are going on it is sad to see the loses of so many things.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Apr 09
This has to do with the recession and economic downturns. But we are emotional people and tend to get so much nostalgic. And not to forget the inconvenience Mary. Its a sad thing indeed.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
31 Mar 09
mimpi,you do keep track of such matters and this is again news to me!!can you give me some link where i can read this news.you can be sure i got this nostalgic feeling when i got married.i was leaving my parents to start my own family.sure that relationship still remains but its has been promoted to a different level........
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Apr 09
Mabel, this is a a great news here and also in Aviation history. It will cause a lot of problems to travelers from London and Kolkata. And nostalgia s to what you have mentioned is so painful yet so obvious! You take care hon. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4330788.cms
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• Israel
1 Apr 09
aww... rest in peace British Airways :(
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Apr 09
..only to come out of it soon.