Indian_flyboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1481 times:
Hi Everyone ,
I am a new member , but have been reading posts in this forum for ages and some of the best information about aviation I have ever received is from this site . I do not see too much representation from India though . For some strange reason there are a lot of apprehensions about flying airlines from India because of safety concerns. Somehow , I really don't think that this is true .All the Indian airlines have a very decent safety record and are at par with international standards . Service maybe lacking at times , but the temperament of the FA's and airline staff is absolutely amazing . Just wanted everyone's views on this .
Thanks for making this site what it is guys .AMAZING
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2342 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
Welcome to a.net I'm an Indian, and you'll find a bunch of others from India as well - B747-437B, Indianguy, Jaysit among others. As for your comments, what do you base a statement like "Service maybe lacking at times , but the temperament of the FA's and airline staff is absolutely amazing " on ? You'll usually get much better service on an Indian domestic flight than on any US domestic one, for example.
Indian_flyboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
Hi Guys ,
Thanks for the welcome , Barfbag , no offence there, our own standards are so high of our airlines , over the years , the service one expects of our national airlines have gone down , shortage of hard cash and all the damn unions around . Jet Air , Sahara , damn good service , better than most of the US airlines I have flown in, IA and AI , service can improve though ,they are trying pretty hard I understand .
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19366 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
I am not an Indian, but I am a backpacker, and I spent a month in India (primarily Delhi and Himichal Pradesh) last year. The country, which is extremely diverse, is incomparable. Indeed, my girlfriend and I wish to spend a year backpacking within India after graduation.
In terms of aviation, most Indian airlines operate Western aircraft, although some are old. However, this is equal to many airlines throughout the World, and I believe that most people wrongly perceive Indian carriers as being of a poor standard. Nevertheless, I would not hesitate to fly domestically or internationally aboard an Indian airline.
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Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1425 times:
Hi, i flew Air Sahara a couple weeks back, and it was the best flight i have ever experienced, in terms of service, comfort, and punctuality. It was an amazing flight, a lot better than BA regional, and British European, and Air France regional in terms of service, and i found the FA's much more friendly.
On the other hand, i also flew AI domestic GOI-BOM, and i have to say it was the worst flight i have ever experienced- at least as far as the FA's go.
The A310 was barely 1/3 full, i was assigned a window seat, and some guy came and sat by me, so i got up, and walked over to the female FA. I politely said excuse me twice, and she didnt hear me, so i touched her ever so slightly on her arm- she turned around, and shouted out 'Please dont touch'. She continued with what she was doing (which i will get back to in a minute). She then turned around and very impoliotely said 'What', i then apologised for 'toughing' her and then asked if i could sit at the back of the plane, and she said yeah.
Anyway just after take off, she came over and apologised to me- and what an apology at that!!!!! she said 'Sorry- you caught me at the wrong time, "I" was argueing with the passanger'.
I just laughed and said its ok!
She was sooooo rude!!!!! If i wanted to feel her up- i would have!!!! she wud have been lucky tho!!!
Anyway.... back to the subject $)....
I agree that indian airlines in general can improve their all round standards, although, jet airways and air sahara, which are well known for their fantastic service and punctuality e.t.c, are well up there with the best.
The national airlines seem to be doing extremely badly, air india i know could do with a complete overhaul of everything!!!! and from what i hear indian airlines is nothing to party about, and nor is alliance air!
Privatisation is the way to go!!!!! And a relaxation of the employment laws!!! The least they could do is make an exception for a national airline, the national flag carrier!!!! If they r not gonna do the job well themselves, they should let someone else try!
A new private airline would be fantastic.
Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1741 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
I am an Indian, though I only hold the passport! I have lived in quite a few different countries and now am in the US, never in India. I always tend not to fly AI to India, practically flown every Asian, European, American, & Middle Eastern airline into BOM to avoid AI. Though I have done my fair share of domestic flights in IC & 9W! You are right the service is not bad, if not excellent at times on both carriers. I have never had problems with domestic flights. AI is another story though.