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Aero India 2007 The Indian LCC Way-Go Air {pics}  
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
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Often have we witnessed things change, but such dramatic changes of the kind we are witnessing in the Indian Economy and the air travel situation in this country makes one really wonder, is our infrastructure really able to handle such a change??. But we will let time decide that, and anyways to come to the point .

I have not been doing a great lot of flying recently but this trip of mine should give us an insight about the dramatically changing Indian aviation scene and ofcourse my first Indian LCC experience.

Background Information

The idea of this trip came up from a thread on the airliners-india.net forums where plans were being formulated for an Aero India meet at BLR.
At first I was not too keen and only decided to go if a good and convenient ticket price became available.—a rare combination indeed::

I surfed around the web pages and found a return fare on GO Air for approx INR 2400 or around 60 USD .

After coordinating with a BLR/BOM based and fellow airliners.net member Himmat01 we fixed the timing for Saturday the 10th of Feb, 2007.

10th Feb, 2007

I did not sleep well at all the previous night due to some unexpected guests showing up at my place, this would prove to be quite disrupting for my entire trip the next day

So after barely 2 hours and a few winks it was time for me to head to the airport, my parents saw me off at around 6:15am , I looked at the huge check in line for the flight and was quite disappointed to say the least as I did not know if I had enough energy left in me to tolerate such a queue.

But as luck would have it, a GO air agent came up to the line and said, “Anyone without any check in baggage?”

I quickly raised my hand he took mine and a few other passengers e tickets and after a few minutes came out with our printed boarding passes— No photo id check at all

So check in turned out to be quite a breeze, and I felt sorry for the rather long queues of passengers at the various IC IT G8 check in counters during this morning rush hour

I just don’t understand how they plan to integrate both domestic and international operations in one large building

I headed to the security screening and after about 20 mins cleared it, but the screener did not put a stamp check on my carry on bag and as a result I was stopped before arriving at my departure gate and was requested to pass through security again, I told him, “no way am I standing in the line again”, he said just give me your bag and ill pass it through and get it stamped, I thanked him and after receiving my stamped baggage proceeded to the departure gate.

Altough spacious the departure hall is pretty dull as it is located at the lower levels—which means boarding the aircraft by bus and the sad part being tinted glasses which prevents any views of the tarmac action.

However just when it was time for boarding to commence an announcement regarding first a 30 min delay and then a 1 hour delay.
I made the necessary calls to Himmat informing him about the change in the timings for my flight.

I then tuned onto the music on my Nokia N73 and wiled away my time hearing aircraft takeoff noises and some Trance, quite an interesting mix if you ask me, maybe some of the DJs should try it out. wink 

Soon it was time for boarding to commence by bus, it was a long bus drive to where our aircraft was parked.

G8 191


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Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Registration:VT-WAB –Orange colours
Departure Airport:Chatrapati Shivaji International[BOM],terminal 1A
SDT:07:20am
ADT:08:12am
Airborn:08:28am
Arrival Airport:Banglore , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited International Airport [HAL]
SAT:08:50am
AAT:09:40am
SEAT: 07A
Load: 100%


I was one of the first ones on board this very fresh looking A320 and took my seat and gave Himmat a call so that he knew by what time to come and fetch me from the airport,
I gave a goodbye call to my parents reminding them that I would be seeing them later that day.

As other passengers were still boarding I began snapping away.

Nice seats and an interesting colour combination


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Passenger boarding


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ATC tower


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We soon began our taxi to the main 27 runway however this time following a path which made me believe that I might experience my first takeoff from the Intersecting runway 14 , sadly this was not to be.

While taxing I noticed an Air Deccan aircraft VT-DKV and Spice Jet Aircraft VT-SPE which apparently were also headed to BLR, It was ironic that even though they were just a few hundred rupees more, I had not booked those flights because their departure times were about an hour later than my Go Air flight, however with my delayed departure this benefit had been negated, so 1 point down for G8 in this aspect

Remember these registration VT-DKV and SPE as you will see later.

BOM domestic terminal


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CX Silver bullet at cargo terminal on a hazy Mumbai day


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DN A320 getting ready for BLR and DEL departures


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DN A320 getting ready for BLR behind us


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AI area


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We soon reached the holding point of Runway 27, where I saw something which was just 20 hours into its lease period with AI.

The AI 757 wet leased from Golden Airlines of Turkish


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Seat legroom--LCC after all


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Spicejet winglet bird comes into land as we await clearance


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Soon we were given the clearance for our departure and we powered down runway 27 on what I would like to describe a very vibratory takeoff.

We banked left and flew over the Bandra Worli Sea link and began our journey to BLR, I just tuned onto my music on the N73 and looked down at the view, the crew came around with some water which was all that happened in a pretty uneventful flight.

Some pictures during the flight.

Inflight cruise time


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Inflight cruise time with the engine this time


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Soon we were flying over BLR city and as it is a short flight time of about 1:50 hrs which used to take just around 1:20 hrs before this aviation boom happened.

BLR Cricket stadium as we begin our descent to BLR


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Approach on BLR


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Approach on BLR greenfields


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Just before touchdown at BLR


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VT-KAC ATR


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VT-JCF ATR


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Banglore

Just after we docked at our assigned gates I looked out to see none other than Air Deccan VT-DKV dock to the right of us and as I got down the stairs I saw Spice Jet VT-SPE landing on the runway.
Surprisingly even DN had had an ontime performance.

I gave Himmat a call and he told me that he and his parents were waiting outside for me.

I headed out and was quite happy to meet Himmat and especially his father who was an ex Indian Airforce Pilot and later went on to be An Air India 744 captain before retiring , I must say he sure did have an impressive personality.

It was to be a long journey towards Yelahanka Airforce base where the airshow was being held and we had some interesting conversations enroute .

We also passed a fellow a.netters house and discussed how he constantly whines about AI not serving BLR not realizing other things, but now we have seen a slight change in his attitude as AI have announced BLR-SFO services.  wink  –No hard feelings mate, we all love to hear your comments  wink 

Yelahanka Airforce Base, Aero India 2007

Then just as we reached a few yards from Yelahanka AFB , we were hit by a massive traffic block, we could hear and see some of the displays but were stationary for what felt like eternity, and as time stands still my fatigue gave way and the next thing I remember was being awoken by Himmat, with a tap on my shoulder, who told me that the LCA-Tejas was doing the display, and also that I had slept for almost 20 mins, but strange enough we had not even moved an inch in this traffic.

As a few gates cleared we finally got some parking space, me and Himmat then went to buy the tickets and as we stood in the ticket line this is what we saw.

Large fly by Globemaster


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Heavy Lift off


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What a display


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After purchasing the claimed VIP tickets we headed towards what seemed to be an apparent never ending line, have a look at it yourselves.

Queue To get In



Ill let the pictures do the talking about the airshow.

UAV



Tejas Prototype



Brhamos land Launcher



Brhamos Crusie Missile



Aakash Missile Systems



Me



Himmat



Boeing 747-8I


Boeing 787-8



Air India 773ER



Jet Airways 773ER



Air Brake Systems for A330



Air Brake Systems for B772LR



MC 21200



Russian Line Up



Super Jet



Super jet 100 Cabin



Camouflaged Tank Mock Up



Hawk Trainer



F-16



Swedish Grippen



Mirage 2000



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8152 times:

The Mighty SU-30MKI



Grippen Display



Swedish Dudes and Planes



Russian Lifters



Nature and Technology



Mig 29 Open Canopy Taxi



Mig 29 Display



SU 30 Display



Which Private Aircraft is this??



Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900


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Dhruv


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VT-DXE


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Tejas


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The mighty Sukhoi


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Tejas head on


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The Mig 35 after landing


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Hercules


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A pair of f-18s


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The Return Journey

Himmat had told me that if I were to make it back for my flight we should head back by around 17:30, so we began the long journey back to HAL,

Now this time the drive was good [without much traffic] and after such a tiring and exciting day and an equally hectic night, my body just gave way and the goddess of sleep just drew my eyes shut.

Unfortunately for Himmats dad I fell asleep with one of his reading material in my hand, and they being the good people they are did not disturb me.

I think I slept for about 30-35 mins, Himmat is that right?? And quickly returned the book to his dad and I could see from the overwhelming smile that I got from his father that he was expecting that book much before  wink  embarassed 

Soon enough we reached HAL, and I said my goodbyes to Himmat and his family and thanked them for their hospitality.
I headed into the miniscule thing of an airport and went straight to the empty Go air ticket counter, received my boarding pass and went into another long queue for the day.

Security queue at BLR Airport


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After having cleared that I picked up an over priced Pepsi and a packet of biscuits to make my wait comfortable in the seating area.

Since the area and airport are much smaller than your normal ones considering the traffic BLR handles, you get a much better view than BOM Terminal 1A, not as good as BOMs newly improved 1B though.

So it helps wile away some time.

Waiting area at BLR Airport


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I saw the same aircraft I came in the morning arrive again from BOM a bit late, so I guess once they had a late start they just could not cover up the lost hour in the morning, and I was anticipating a delay.

Sure enough 30 mins delay was announced.

But then soon enough it was time for boarding.

You would not believe but guess what I saw from the bus my dear old friends who were there on either side of my aircraft just to perhaps give me a tease and remind me that you could have just as well booked us.

Yup you guessed right my aircraft VT-WAB the same one which bought me here was flanked on either side by its counterparts Air Deccans VT-DKV who apparently took off just before us and Spice Jet VT-SPE who took of just behind us.


See for yourselves

Taken from the bus


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G8 194


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Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Registration:VT-WAB – Orange colours
Departure Airport:Banglore ,Hindustan Aeronautics Limited International Airport[HAL]
SDT:19:05pm
ADT:19:45pm
Airborn:19:57pm
Arrival Airport: Chatrapati Shivaji International[BOM],terminal 1A
SAT:20:35pm
AAT:21:35pm
SEAT: 11F
Load: 65%




Taken from my aircraft


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Most of everything was pretty standard with regards to the safety procedures, however this time around the aircraft looked much nicer because of the lighter load factor, and the fact that I had an empty seat next to me.

I gave Himmat one last call to thank him and apologise for all the sleeping beauty [giant] trouble I put him through and then made one more call to my mom to tell her that I would arrive about an Hour later than usual.

The takeoff experience was the same vibratory one as experienced before.

We were given a flying altitude of Fl280 for the remainder of our flight.
However this time around the flight felt a lot smoother, and as usual was uneventful, within no time we approached BOM and after doing an airtour over the city were given clearance to land on main runway 27.

And ofcourse my dear friends DNs VT-DKV was also there before me and VT-SPE just landed after me.

After landing in BOM pax deboard the aircraft


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I was glad to be back and went straight home onto my room to enjoy a much-deserved rest.

Ratings

Commonly given for both flights

Aircraft: 8/10 —despite the vibratory takeoff the interiors were very fresh
Crew:8/10
Check In:10/10
On time Facotr:4/10
---- despite being the first flight of the day for that aircraft from BOM , it was delayed considerably

Side Note

I apologise that this report of mine might not have the same photo quality as my others as my camera Sony P-150 malfunctioned 2 days before the show, hence those black lines in some of my shots and over editing in others, infact some of the static displays are taken by N73 mobile camera, now I have bought a new Sony Ultrazoom H9, so atleast better pictures next time around.


Concluding Remarks

If you ask me to draw a conclusion about this new breed of LCCs in India, I would say too early too soon, but nevertheless they are responsible for bringing down the fare fares from what the traditional Legacies used to charge and have geared the likes of 9W[although more credit for that would go to IT] from almost getting complacent at one point.

I hope my trip report gave yoll an insight about the interesting and ever changing skies in my countries supposedly boom time as it was pretty hard for me to make it worth writing it as you can see nothing happened inflight , lets hope all happens for the better. As usual any comments/suggestions/criticisms are more than welcome

Link to my other Trip Reports

BOM-ATQ-BOM Via DEL IC/9W 737-900/Trains/Fog[Pics] (by Karan69 Dec 24 2006 in Trip Reports)

GF Air F Class Extravaganza BOM-LHR-MNL-BOM [Pics] (by Karan69 Apr 14 2007 in Trip Reports)

CX:A Bit Dissapointed BOM-BKK-BOM 773[56K Pics] (by Karan69 Aug 9 2006 in Trip Reports)

SQ Adventure BOM-SIN-HKG-BOM[64 56k Friendly Pics] (by Karan69 Jul 13 2006 in Trip Reports)

Jet Airways 343/AI 310 Buss Class, Security? [48 Pics] (by Karan69 Aug 1 2005 in Trip Reports)

Indian Airlines/Air Sahara BOM-DEL-BOM-many Pics (by Karan69 Nov 23 2004 in Trip Reports)



Karan


User currently offlineJustbala From India, joined Feb 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8082 times:

Nice Report Karan... hope u njoied Aero India .. I was there later in the evening.. enjoied a beautiful performance by Surya Kiran.. Was there with a fren of mine who is with IAF and got to meet sm of the Surya Kiran pilots...

Among the a/c on display.. Grippen was my favourite.. amazing machine!!

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
BLR Cricket stadium as we begin our descent to BLR

That is not the cricket stadium, but the Kanteerava Athletic and Football stadium, along with the Indoor stadium on the left. You can also see the majestic Vidhan Soudha, the Karnataka State Assembly in the backdrop.



Flown IC , 9W , SQ , SV , GF , S2 , LX , IT , LH , OS , DN , AC , MH , 6E , MI , AA , TG , EK , QR , SG , TK , KW, UA ,
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8065 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
We also passed a fellow a.netters house

You guys should have picked him up too.  

Fantastic TR Karan.....Great effort as usual,Good read & excellent pics.


BTW the Cessena Citation details:-
http://www.planedesire.com/aircraft/desire/N670XL/details.html

regds
MEL

[Edited 2007-08-02 14:09:38]


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

I like your reports but it's just that you should make the pics larger. Small pics are annoying. Just my opinion...

User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7776 times:

Good report Karan.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
I quickly raised my hand he took mine and a few other passengers e tickets and after a few minutes came out with our printed boarding passes— No photo id check at all

I have noticed similar behavior by Air Deccan, though Indigo always checked my ID as did Sahara and IC.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
I headed to the security screening and after about 20 mins cleared it, but the screener did not put a stamp check on my carry on bag and as a result I was stopped before arriving at my departure gate and was requested to pass through security again,

It happened to me too, but you don't need to pass through security again. I just went to the CISF personnel near the scanning machine and told him that they forgot to put a stamp on my carry bag, and he did that. After that, I make sure before picking up bags at scanning machines that it is stamped


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7275 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7760 times:
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Another fantastic trip report my friend. Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us!

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User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Great report Karan, I really liked it. Good to see the LCC's performing at a high standard.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
No photo id check at all

I noticed that this past week, neither IT nor 9W ever checked any identification.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
Altough spacious the departure hall is pretty dull as it is located at the lower levels which means boarding the aircraft by bus and the sad part being tinted glasses which prevents any views of the tarmac action.

The tinted windows really did make it seem kind of dark and gloomy. While I did not think the view was too bad, photographs were virtually impossible to take.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
I then tuned onto the music on my Nokia N73 and wiled away my time hearing aircraft takeoff noises and some Trance, quite an interesting mix if you ask me, maybe some of the DJs should try it out.

That combo is very nice, listened to it myself many times while waiting at different airports around the world. While I may be more partial to techno, trance is my second favorite.

Again, great trip report. I look forward to many more.

SR 103


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7745 times:

Nice report Karan, GoAir seems to be better than I expected. Bangalore airport is just too crammed for comfort, hopefully the new airport will settle all these issues. One of your landing approach pics into BLR seems to show a golf course, is it right by the airport?

Cheers


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3224 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7639 times:

Quoting BigTom (Reply 8):
One of your landing approach pics into BLR seems to show a golf course, is it right by the airport?

Yes - there's a nice golf course just before runway 09. It extends all the way from there to my apartment complex - referred to right below  Wink...

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
We also passed a fellow a.netters house and discussed how he constantly whines about AI not serving BLR not realizing other things, but now we have seen a slight change in his attitude as AI have announced BLR-SFO services. wink –No hard feelings mate, we all love to hear your comments wink

Hey Karan - you've seen the crowds at BLR now - and hence you know there's a market waiting to be picked up and flown around the world by our wondrous AIWink I may have slowed down on my whining for now, but will probably start whining about AI again once they join the *A and I need to actually fly them on BLR-SFO, and they've not improved their game  Wink Oh the horrors, the delays, the terrible ground staff, the IFE not working etc. etc... Big grin

Great report, it was unfortunate I was not in town at that time (yes - off on the BLR-SFO sector again) and had to miss meeting you guys and visiting the show...



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 7431 times:

A nice report Karan, It was great to go through it and recollect our visit to the air show. The pics taken at the air show are great.


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineAKLDELNonstop From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 7315 times:

Nice report mate!

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 1):
now I have bought a new Sony Ultrazoom H9,

How do you find that one?

Cheers


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

Hi Karan,

Very interesting TR. Great to see something different for a change  Smile

Wish i was there at the Airshow.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
I hope my trip report gave yoll an insight about the interesting and ever changing skies in my countries supposedly boom time as it was pretty hard for me to make it worth writing it as you can see nothing happened inflight , lets hope all happens for the better. As usual any comments/suggestions/criticisms are more than welcome

Being an avid supporter of the good old legacies, i find it unfortunate that LCC's are taking over the industry. As fares drop, so will in-flight service ..

Anyways, thats for a wonderful insight buddy!

Hope all is well...

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7055 times:

First of all thank you guys for your replies,

Quoting Justbala (Reply 2):
Nice Report Karan... hope u njoied Aero India .

Thanks Bala, i sure did.

Quoting Justbala (Reply 2):
I was there later in the evening.. enjoied a beautiful performance by Surya Kiran..

What a coincidence we left just as they were performing

Quoting Justbala (Reply 2):
That is not the cricket stadium, but the Kanteerava Athletic and Football stadium, along with the Indoor stadium on the left.

Thanks for the correct information, due note made will post changes to the photo soon

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
You guys should have picked him up too

We would have but as he himself said he was enjoying an SQ 77W.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Fantastic TR Karan.....Great effort as usual,Good read & excellent pics.

Thank you Sir.

Quoting Cabso1 (Reply 3):
I like your reports but it's just that you should make the pics larger

Thanks for your comments, you can always click and enlarge the pics if you want mate, the reason i make them smaleer is they are user friendly and its quicker to load, especially in countries like ours where you have very poor internet connection speeds comparitively.

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 5):
Good report Karan.

Thank you so much.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
Another fantastic trip report my friend

Glad you liked it mate.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 7):
Great report Karan, I really liked it.

Thanks a lot for the comment.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 7):
The tinted windows really did make it seem kind of dark and gloomy. While I did not think the view was too bad, photographs were virtually impossible to take.

I assume you were on a floor higher than me--did you board by jet way or by bus, if only did you use the bus would you realise that there is no view of the tarmac just the tease of the engine sound.

Quoting BigTom (Reply 8):
Nice report Karan

Thank you.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 9):
Hey Karan - you've seen the crowds at BLR now - and hence you know there's a market waiting to be picked up and flown around the world by our wondrous AI! Wink I may have slowed down on my whining for now, but will probably start whining about AI again once they join the *A and I need to actually fly them on BLR-SFO, and they've not improved their game Wink Oh the horrors, the delays, the terrible ground staff, the IFE not working etc. etc... Big grin

Fantastic mate keep em coming as i said we love to hear them.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 9):
Great report,

Thank you, where is your SQ 77W one.

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 10):
A nice report Karan, It was great to go through it and recollect our visit to the air show.

Glad you liked the memories.

Quoting AKLDELNonstop (Reply 11):
Nice report mate!

thanks.

Quoting AKLDELNonstop (Reply 11):
How do you find that one?

Right now only explored the auto feature hardly 2 weeks old , so far so good.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 12):
Being an avid supporter of the good old legacies, i find it unfortunate that LCC's are taking over the industry. As fares drop, so will in-flight service ..

I am too a supporter of your claim but if it was not for the LCCs such a trip would not be possible considering previous legacy prices.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 12):
, thats for a wonderful insight buddy!

Thank you buddy, hope all is well.

Karan


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7005 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 13):
We would have but as he himself said he was enjoying an SQ 77W

True.Lets read the TR from him as compensation  Smile

Nice to see you organise these trips to fullfill that Aviation hobby.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

Nice TR Karan

Wish i was there at the AirShow, oh well, someday!!!  Smile

Nice to see some pictures at Indian airports!!! Its a rarity, so i love it

Also, good to know that GoAir can be an option when i fly in india domestically.


As of now i am hoping to fly IAD-DEL non-stop, like next year!!! Lets see which airline can make it happen!!



come fly with me
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6666 times:

think I slept for about 30-35 mins, Himmat is that right?? And quickly returned the book to his dad and I could see from the overwhelming smile that I got from his father that he was expecting that book much before

Yes, you had slept for around half an hour. My dad and I were through with that book in a day. If you really want it, I'll send it to you.



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6473 times:

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 15):
Nice TR Karan

Thanks mate

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 15):
Nice to see some pictures at Indian airports!!! Its a rarity, so i love it

Glad you liked them

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 15):
As of now i am hoping to fly IAD-DEL non-stop, like next year!!!

Maybe one stop, how does QR sound

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 16):
My dad and I were through with that book in a day. If you really want it, I'll send it to you.

No mate, i had gone through it, i am sorry if i gave the impression that i wanted it.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 9):
Great report, it was unfortunate I was not in town at that time (yes - off on the BLR-SFO sector again) and had to miss meeting you guys and visiting the show...

Nimish are one of these your house


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Karan


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3224 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6442 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 17):
Nimish are one of these your house

Yes indeed - my apartment complex is visible in this shot - the 3rd set of structures if you start from the bottom of the picture, and just slightly right of the vertical center line of the picture. Apartments in kind of a peach and white paint. My apartment is visible as well!



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Quoting Mk777 (Reply 15):
Also, good to know that GoAir can be an option when i fly in india domestically.

Hopefully they last another year & not sell out.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6227 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):

Hopefully they last another year & not sell out.

That is certainly the hope.

BTW, i am off to Mysore tom and return on MON, since mysore has no flights, ill be flying a combo of KF and 9W to BLR, let see if they live upto all their advertisements

Karan


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