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Air India 777 LHR-BOM (Inflight Cockpit Vid, Pics)  
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sorry for the brevity of this report and its overall poor quality compared to my usual opus, but this is something I literally threw together during a short weekend break due to popular demand for an Air India 777 report.

I had meetings scheduled in London last week that due to unavoidable circumstances wound up having to be postponed. Rather than sit in freezing England cooling my heels for a week, I decided to hop a ride home to India for a few days. Fortunately eastbound loads were wide open, so I decided to nonrev one-way to sample the brand new Air India Boeing 777-200ER.

I checked out of my hotel in Kensington around 630pm and headed down towards Heathrow on the tube, arriving right around 730pm. Air India uses Zone G (usually dedicated to United) to checkin the evening flights (AI 160 and AI 120) so it was absolutely deserted as I approached one of the many bored Aviance agents.


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Checkin was smooth and I confirmed that the paid load today was 5 First, 31 Business and 138 Economy Class passengers (on an aircraft configured for 12 First, 49 Business and 214 Economy). Due to the light load, I was able to get myself assigned to a Business Class window immediately. The interesting part was when the agent noticed my Indian passport had been issued by the Indian Embassy in her native country and was very excited that I actually spoke a few words of her mother tongue. After a few minutes of chit-chat, I headed up the stairs and through FastTrack to the Maharaja Lounge.


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The lounge was actually pretty crowded today, but I found myself a seat and helped myself to the sumptious buffet. The lounge features an open bar with the usual line of premium liquors, plus a buffet that featured Samosas, Seekh Kababs, Kathi Rolls, Pakodas, Batata Wadas, Dhokla, sandwiches, Aloo Chaat, a veggie tray with dip and a fruit tray.



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Around 830pm, the lounge attendant came around and invited all the passengers to proceed to gate 27. The Duty Free area was bustling, but I managed to dash across to the VAT Refund desk and claim my money without any delay. There was no line at the gate and I breezed through the secondary security check.


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It was time for my date with destiny. It was 13 years ago that Air India formed its first committee to evaluate acquiring the Boeing 777, a process that meandered and procrastinated and stalled for an entire generation. Although this aircraft may be "only a plane" to some, to me it is a symbol of so much more. It is a symbol of what might have been and of the promise that still may be. It is the symbol of a new attitude, a new perspective and of a new guard poised to write a new chapter in a proud history. As I walked through door 2L and set foot for the first time aboard an Air India Boeing 777-200ER, I immediately fell in love.

I settled into my seat 9J and was immediately offered a hot towel and a choice of drinks. I picked apple juice and drained the glass as I studied the safety card. At precisely 929pm, the Inflight Supervisor came over the PA system and requested all ground personnel to deplane. At 930pm, the doors were closed and an announcement was made welcoming passengers aboard Air India 160 to Mumbai. So far it appeared that I did not know any of the crew on board, so perhaps I might actually get to sample an Air India flight incognito. Our pilots today were an American commander from Boeing, a Brazilian four-striper who had taken early retirement from Varig and a junior Air India First Officer under check.


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We pushed back immediately and held in the alley while the crew performed a the manual safety demonstration in both Hindi and English. I was able to snap a picture of the Turkmenistan Airlines 757 to Ashkabad de-icing on the stand next to us during the English demo (having paid due attention to the Hindi version that preceded it). We taxied out to 09R , fittingly passing by the hulk of the soon-to-come Terminal 5 - a project that can rival the Air India 777 acquisition in sheer scope of delays.


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Immediately after we were airborne, the crew came around with the cocktails cart featuring a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. I relaxed with a vodka/orange juice and a plate of smoked almonds as we began to make our way east across continental Europe.



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Soon after this, dinner was served. The options featured a grilled salmon, a chicken curry and a vegetarian selection - of which I chose the chicken curry. It came with an appetizer of pate on a bed of salad, a decent Chablis and a tasty fudge brownie for dessert. Of course, no Air India meal service would be complete without the fresh fruit basket being offered and I helped myself to some grapes. After 2 months away from India, I had been craving authentic Indian food and the curry did not disappoint. All in all, the meal lived up to the usual exceptional standards of catering that I have come to expect from Air India. During the meal, I watched "Taxi" on the PTV system. There were 3 other English movie choices, 2 Hindi movies and a handful of variety entertainment programs in English and Hindi.


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After dinner and the movie, I took the opportunity to ask permission to wander through the aircraft and explore which was immediately granted by the friendly Air Hostess. As I returned to my seat, the Purser approached me and asked if I was Sean. I confirmed my identity and he introduced himself as a distant relative of my father. So much for incognito. We chatted for a while and caught up with all the family and Air India gossip. That done, I reclined my seat, pulled up my blanket and retired to dreamland for the next 4 hours.

Economy Class cabin.


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Business Class cabin.


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First Class cabin.


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I awakened over Southern Iran and was immediately brought a glass of fresh Orange Juice by the attentive Air Hostess. She offered to serve me breakfast at any time of my choosing since she figured the various passengers would be waking up at different times. I told her to go right ahead and she brought me the tray containing a cheese omlette with chicken tikka and potatoes, a fruit bowl and yoghurt. A fresh croissant and muffin made up an excellent and filling meal.


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That done, I was approached again by the Purser who told me that the captain had asked if I would like to visit him on the flight deck to discuss the project I was working on (and that the Purser had mentioned to him earlier). Dang, you do not have to ask twice!! I spent an excellent 30 minutes or so on the jumpseat chatting with the pilots and they were kind enough to permit me to snap some photographs and shoot some video. I have visited 777 cockpits briefly inflight in the past, but spending an extended period up there was a new experience. I came away with a new awe for the 777. The layout of the Boeing 777 cockpit is just so beautifully intuitive and uncluttered that it is hard not to appreciate the art underlying the technology.


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Cockpit video (359 KB AVI File)

I took my leave as we entered Indian airspace over Gujarat and made my way back to freshen up before landing. It was a lovely cloudless day as we made a spectacular approach to runway 27. One does not realize the sheer extent of the slums surrounding the airport until you fly over them on short finals during daylight hours. I filmed out the window as we touched down smoothly, applied reverse thrust and exited the active runway by Taxiway Charlie.


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Customs and Immigration were deserted at this hour with the only other arrival at Terminal II-C being Egyptair and an Air India Airbus returning with Hajj pilgrims. I was able to clear formalities in a few minutes and emerged into the hot Mumbai sun right after noon. They always say that you never forget your first time, and my first time on an Air India 777 was one of those memorable flights that will live with me forever. I hope this trip report helped to share some of those memories with you too.


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[Edited 2005-02-26 20:12:37]

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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2884 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful experience with us Sean,

Air India have found the one thing that kept them from being a world class carrier , which was modern fleet and IFE --they are already pretty much head and shoulders above any other carrier in departments of catering, Traditional indian hospitality by staff.

Hopefully the new AI order will not take more time now, and we can see them touch the sky and truly become "your palace in the sky"


Sean, i must say you are very lucky to have flown this lovely lady ----do tell us more about your time with the pilots in the cockpit


User currently offlineCXoneWorld From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Excellent report. Ive enjoed reading the nice pictures in particular.

And many thanks for bringing us onboard the AI's 772ER!!  Big thumbs up



oneworld alliance revolves around you
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

What, no report of rust on the aircraft, Sean.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineUsagypsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

I don't mean to rain on the parade.... BUT..... a "brand new Air India 777-200ER"??? Its a United Airlines 777 that Air India got second hand and didn't even bother to update the totally outdated UA C class product, let alone remove the obvious UA carpet on the bulkhead!! What is AI thinking?! This is an opportunity to atleast show they are updating their fleet and product for the internationl market and all they are doing is showing that they can take an old 777 and serve an Indian meal...... where is the Palace in the Sky? thats really a shame for them and the other AI fans on A.net

User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hmm. That interior looks ever so familiar  Big grin.

Reasons for not replacing the seats are understandable, but it's kinda funny how AI even kept the bulkhead carpet that sport the UA colors. It'll probably be fitted to full AI decor in the future.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The least they could have done was take off that ugly UA bulkhead upholstery on their "brand new" 777.

And while I like AI's inflight service, their J class meal product still looks like a Singapore Airline's Economy Class meal. Tasty, but sloppy.

At least this flight gets in at a decent hour in Bombay. That's worth more than all the inflight caviar and flat bed seats on any other carrier.

In any case, I wonder what the interior of this plane will look like once AI are done with it? If AI's 744 interiors are any indication, the prognosis is not good.


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3333 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Wow Sean! Amazing! I liked it... im glad to know that you enjoyed your time on the 777 with Air India... I really hope that AI can do better now that they have some 777's...


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice Sean, thanks for sharing.. though I could neither see the pics nor the videos with Win MEdia 10 (did anyone else encounter these problems???), the report is really nice, especially since you come to the point and not like me making endless stories of unimportant things Big grin - I will fly the 'rustbucket' latest in End of July (i.e. FRA-DEL) and hopefully can confirm your experience.. will take vids etc then, too - nice Sean! By the way, how do you rate the comfort of Eco, since I do not have the money to enjoy biz?


Quoting B747-437B (reply 0):
We chatted for a while and caught up with all the family and Air India gossip


So, shae it with us! We won't let you go, Mendis! Big grin

Quoting B747-437B (reply 0):
I spent an excellent 30 minutes or so on the jumpseat chatting with the pilots and they were kind enough to permit me to snap some photographs and shoot some video. I


So, the american Pilot probably took the spirit of AI in order to grant this..  Big grin

As Karan said, once new aircrafts will arrive (and as Jay said, hopefully with more modern interiors Big grin ), AI will enter world class again.. the 'rustbucket' seems to be a good intermediate choice.. Mendis, I hope you take me along sometime, as travelling with you seems to be special.. I can guarantee you taht I will bring you in some unconventional problems as compensations (i.e. dripping ceilings etc Big grin )

Well done


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

OK, finally I could see the vids (some codec or so required, which I managed to install).. nice work, Sean

These huge engines in the landing video are great.. - at least you managed to keep the camera still, as opposed to me in my video

Sean, do they have the same audio channel on the IFE I used to listen on UA's 777 to SFO and IAD where you can hear the cockpit-ATC communication??

Nice vids, thx for this, Sean


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice Report Sean.
The Food looks Delicious.
Enjoyed the "Landing at Mumbai" Video.
I could not get Audio on the Videos.Was there any.
The F/O looks Familiar.Any Name.

Sean, your Trip report is fantastic.You stand for President,You have my Vote  Big thumbs up

How was the Noise inside,Was it Turbulent Enroute.
What do the Crew feel about AI Expansion.

I hope AI Really gets going this time.

Looking fwd to your next report.
Whats the plan after the 3rd B777
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently onlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6496 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very nice report Sean! The interior looks very familiar for some reason..... Smile
I'm surprised too that they didn't even change the upholstry from UA but I guess they will do that in due time. I guess they wanted to put it in service as quickly as possible.

Too bad I didn't make it to LHR this past weekend. Hopefully next time!

The777Man



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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Very nice report! Dont mind the negativity from some of a.net's finest.  Smile I like your inclusion of videos, and kind of makes me want to do the same when I decide to do a trip report in the future.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic report with a great text, great pics and great vids. I enjoyed it very much.

The cockpit video was very interesting, while you moved the camera around I could see how big the 777 cockpit actually is. Very interesting for someone like me who only flew jumpseat on the A 32X series, I really hope to get a jumpseat flight/cockpit visit on a widebody in the future.

Nice to see that AI's mascot also appears in the inflight entertainment, I thought it is only used in ads.

The food looks great as in every Air India report!

Patrick


User currently offlineSpeedbird2025 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Holy Smokes!! What a great trip report Sean. Thx for sharing it. Too excited to see AI here at IAH soon  Smile

--Nathan


User currently onlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:
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Many thx Sean,

I fully enjoyed the reports and I focused on your nice pics on MyAviation.net as well !!!

FB.



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User currently offlineYYZPHIL From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Great report. I really enjoyed the pictures and videos.

Phil.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report, cheers for sharing:D

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Great report.

I could only hear the sound on the Mumbai landing viedo.. no picture. Also, the cockpit video wont play at all.

Any ideas why?



"I never apologize! I am sorry, but that's the way it is!" - Homer Simpson
User currently offlineMrNiji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting 22right (reply 18):
Any ideas why?


You need to download the correct codecs for he media player.. start the video, on the top right corner, a !! will be.. click on web help and be referred to the codec page (they will tell you the no of the codec).. if it is not avail with Microsoft, google... takes sometimes, I had the same problem, and with some downloading, it finally worked  Wink


User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Thanks MrNiji! I will give that a shot.


"I never apologize! I am sorry, but that's the way it is!" - Homer Simpson
User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2122 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Sweet report.

I have a friend who has flown Air India Business class a few times before and loves it.

You can see clearly that the aircraft is a former United aircraft, the interior is the same! I wonder if AI added or took away any seats?



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The only thing better that the report was the pictures! I am still yet to fly a 777 (although I am booked to fly a BA one to Beijing later in the year) but enjoyed looking at your pictures - especially on the flight deck.

Thanks


User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

While I do not hav anything against the benefits an ex airline employee gets, some times you beigin to wonder whether they are a little excessive esp with regard to some of the legacy carriers, not just Air India. I remeber a mate of mine literally flying accross the pond LHR YYZ as if he is taking the national express to Milton keynes for a night in town!!! And this continued even after his Daddy was fired after the airline conccerned decided they had a little excess flab!!!

Also the way B747-437B seems to be getting such excellent service in Air India and keeping in mind my past bad experience in the aline (an expereince so revolting that I have since resisted the temptation to fly again on the Maharajah), I do get a feeling that a you should have a skin which is white or similar shades (unfortunately mine is in the darker shade of the spectrum) or in the absence of the same you should flaunt credentails like " I am the daughter of my father's gradmothers step grand child who worked in Air India) to get something called service. I am a little ashamed to say this, about one of the flag carriers of my country! However this is purely from my personal experience, and again from my personal experience I would agree with Indian Guy about the much better service offered by Air India's sibling Indian Airlines with whom I have flown frequently both in Domestic and International services and whose services I find more than acceptable.

Also to be fair with Indian Guy (and at the outset let me say that I am as of date in fairly good terms with both him and his fellow gladiator B747-437B having had occasion to meet them "separately I muist hasten to add" in my frequent travels outside my base town), that Air India staff (esp the pilots) spats in trying to get non rev pax on board at the expense of fair paying passengers is quite well documented(this is not to suggest for one moment B747-437B did so). Also while I do agree that it is inappropriate to recall the tragic Kanishka incident in this context, I do know that the aircraft carried quite a few of Air India non revs on the flight while I know of atleast one revenue pax who was only able to get a ticket at the very last minute on the flight and subsequently transferred from Air France and flew on his last journey !!!


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Apparently A340s were not available, but a month later, AI's new rival 9W managed to find spanking new A340's all the same

That is incorrect.
These A340s are ex-South African Airways.

that Air India staff (esp the pilots) spats in trying to get non rev pax on board at the expense of fair paying passengers is quite well documented

With all due respect, I've found that ex-Bombay, AI staff have always upgraded me from Business to First (on 2 occassions now), and on one occassion asked a non-reving family of an employee to leave her First Class seat for me. Needless to say, I found out that I was the only fare paying passenger in First on that flight, but that's a different story.

As far as AI's induction of 777s is concerned, that was the best decision the airline has taken. You need to take a flight on a 777 one of these days, Roy. It's a fantastic airplane.


25 Post contains images 22right : Jolly good! Finally something really exciting is going on in the Trip Reports Forum.
26 TKMCE : Seriously and this is nothing to do with personal battles or petty jealousy, but dont you think it is high time that such "perks" are rationalised? I
27 Jaysit : plus quota limited international for non-dependant children, brother/sister and parents. Wow !! My mom was a stew for TWA back in the day, and all we
28 Post contains images 22right : Yeah, it's like Superman and Lex Luthor. Who is Superman and who is Luthor is open to interpretation of course.
29 TKMCE : Maybe a good PHD or MSc Topic for air transport sudents. "A comparison of staff perks on Legacy carriers vs Low Cost Carriers" Case Study of 'Air Indi
30 FRAspotter : I don't care what other people might say about the AI 777. I think it looks GREAT in the colors. Great trip report, keep it up....
31 Post contains images Jaysit : Yeah, it's like Superman and Lex Luthor. Who is Superman and who is Luthor is open to interpretation of course. Mendis is Superman. After all, he's do
32 Post contains images 22right : Good one, Jay! If only he could fly around the world so fast in an AI 777 that he can turn back time to the day Lex Luthor was born... Of course the
33 22right : Whether this is justified or whether it is the way to run an airline is a different story. If the document that Sean has pointed out does indeed make
34 Srbmod : From what I can tell IndianGuy, it sounds like you're jealous of Sean. So quit hijacking this thread with your garbage. If you've got issues with Air
35 22right : I can't speak for IndianGuy and his jealousies (or lack thereof). I may not agree with his vitriol but I do think there is a point to be made somewhe
36 SQ772 : A very very interesting thread. I've always enjoyed Sean's reports, his elaboration of inflight service of various airlines. I've always been intrigue
37 Jaysit : Well, given those very liberal benefits that AI has, its no wonder that none of AI's employees, unions, management, babus, etc., want it privatized. B
38 Mrniji : Boy... I was on a trip and the last week but followed up this hillarious thread.. it looks like that as consequence IndianGuy has been Perma banned..
39 Post contains images B747-437B : Just to set the record straight here and answer the dozens of emails I have received, I will clarify exactly under what provisions I am entitled to tr
40 Mrniji : 37yrs..! Wow! I think it is great that companies reward this loyalty
41 Jaysit : Its no wonder that Business Class on Air India is packed with non-paying passengers pax who are friends and family! With its gigantic workforce, and a
42 TKMCE : I have a Question on the "Space available basis" on business class staff tickets Let us say an Air India 744 First Class - Total Seats 4 Booked 0 Busi
43 Jaysit : Just curious because Jay mentioned that he finds many times in Air India flights, the cabin has a large number of staff discount pax. I find it surpri
44 B747-437B : In your scenario, all revenue passengers will be accomodated in cabin seats ahead of any of the non-revenue passengers. This will be done via upgrade
45 Post contains images Bofredrik : Great report! I give it ***** Star!
46 UAopsMGR : Nice report. I thought I recognized the FC seats!!
47 Rocketman742 : Every airline in the world gives their staff some sort of free tickets as part of their overall pay package. Air India is no different. AI will not al
48 Jaysit : I think airlines which dont give a crap about their own employees just treat them like robots instead of human beings are the ones who need to get th
49 B747-437B : You are only observing the perks that AI grants employees who have served 25+ years and retired at Senior Manager level or above. The total number of
50 Post contains images Captain777 : Excellent report !!!! It made me feel as if I was on this flight too Captain777
51 TKMCE : Agreed regarding the lifelong perks. But it might be interesting to see how the eligibility norms stand as far as off duty travel in J class is conce
52 B747-437B : Employees are entitled to only Economy class travel on duty under all circumstances. Officers (Deputy Manager and higher) are entitled to space-avail
53 Jaysit : Assuming that there are 1200 eligible employees and retirees (assumption on the very high side) But aren't you assuming that these privileges are not
54 Post contains images Mrniji : Fantastic! It must have been some woman on her way to some beauty farm in the states, haing a fat belly hidden below her sari.. probably 5 shouting a
55 Himmat01 : My dad retired as an AGM in AI. During his entire tenure in AI, we never used our quota of 4 tickets per year. After his retirement in 2002, we have
56 TKMCE : The problem is like everyone else Air India managers and their kith and kin want to take their holidays at peak times and in destinations which are po
57 Abrelosojos : I just got a chance to read this trip report. I think its great ... and extremely unfair of those who have had negative experiences on AI to take thei
58 HAWK21M : Sean is currently in Accra,Ghana. regds MEL
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