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by sumantra
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad Airways A6-APH EY455 SYD-AUH
Replies: 5
Views: 6757

Re: Etihad Airways A6-APH EY455 SYD-AUH

Nice TR, Hridaynath. Sad to see EY service being not up to the mark.
Please share a link on airliners-india if possible.
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia's JCL Russian Roulette - Langkawi bound with MH
Replies: 15
Views: 5370

Re: Malaysia's JCL Russian Roulette - Langkawi bound with MH

Once again, an amazing trip report, with your trademark brand of humour punctuating the lines.
Thank you!
Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bienvenue, Air France 787-9: An Unforgettable "AF787" Inaugural Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 7352

Re: Bienvenue, Air France 787-9: An Unforgettable "AF787" Inaugural Flight

Thanks for a well-crafted trip report, with nice pictures, and descriptions. It is nice that AF were able to do a great job of it, with a special mention for the crew. Lovely!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US,Aug'14-2: Winds of Change in the Windy City?
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

US,Aug'14-2: Winds of Change in the Windy City?

US,Aug'14-2: Winds of Change in the Windy City? http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic14862.html 99.1 Introduction My trip report #99 forms the second part of a four-part affair: 98. US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago! http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airline...

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by sumantra
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7432

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1

Ryan h wrote:
Just wait a few months as I have a flight up Cape York Peninsula coming up on a dash8-100 operated by Skytrans.
Wow, that sounds exciting! Please give me a heads-up, in case I miss it. Thanks, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!

Your descriptions of food have convinced me to go to my favorite Indian restaurant for dinner tonight. Darn it! I wasn't even hungry until I read this... He he, thank you, I guess now I will have one more weapon in my armoury, to fight off The Wife's suggestion, that I live to eat, and not vice ver...

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Edelweiss Air Business Class – A really class act even on short-haul!
Replies: 8
Views: 8333

Re: Edelweiss Air Business Class – A really class act even on short-haul!

I have long been a fan of your writing style with pithy and witty comments, and short sentences. Add to it, some great descriptions and comments, lovely pictures. And we have another wholesome reading experience. Thank you!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Now You're Flying: Virgin Australia A332 Sydney to Perth
Replies: 11
Views: 5654

Re: Now You're Flying: Virgin Australia A332 Sydney to Perth

A wonderful lesson in Australian history, Australian history, and some great photographs!
Thank you for sharing a lovely trip report.
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Djawannasnack: Virgin Australia ATR 72 to Sydney
Replies: 16
Views: 3602

Re: Djawannasnack: Virgin Australia ATR 72 to Sydney

Thanks for a lovely TR starting at an exotic regional airport, and some funny descriptions, and lovely pictures!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Air India trip of the A320 extremes(Double Bogey delight)
Replies: 21
Views: 9496

Re: An Air India trip of the A320 extremes(Double Bogey delight)

What a lovely trip report, Peacejet! Detailed descriptions, planning, homework, and of course, great pictures, as well. I look forward to reading many more trip reports from you: with the same level of delightful detail. You may like to share a link to your trip report on http://www.airliners-india....

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by sumantra
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7432

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1

It is raining trip reports on exotic and remote areas in Australasia, and we love it! Thank you for a lovely trip report with great nuggets of information, neat descriptions, and some lovely pictures!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: B200 Captain Trip Report – CYIO to CYOW (PART 1 of 2)

Extremely educative, with lovely pictures!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!

US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago! http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic14853.html The weird title is a poor attempt at a phonetic play on the alphabets in the name of the city, and the fact that circa August 2014 (when the trip took place), Air India's longest fl...

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by sumantra
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Limited edition Air India 747 (BOM-DEL) in J with a peep into F
Replies: 14
Views: 6361

Re: Limited edition Air India 747 (BOM-DEL) in J with a peep into F

Thank you for sharing a lovely trip report on a rare type on a rare route! I have been trying to get some official work on the DEL-BOM route before 15 Jan to try this lovely refurbished bird out (I have experienced AI's B744s prior to their refurbishment). It is nice to see that the J and F are rela...

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by sumantra
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California to India Non-Stop | AI 174 | SFO-DEL | B777-200LR | Y Class
Replies: 23
Views: 10002

Re: California to India Non-Stop | AI 174 | SFO-DEL | B777-200LR | Y Class

Thank you for a lovely trip report on what is possibly the longest flight around. You may like to post a link to this trip report on http://www.airlines-india.net, a vibrant forum dedicated to Indian aviation. Thanks for sharing this with us, and looking forward to more TRs from you! Nice pictures, ...

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Your Personal Airline: AirLink Beech 1900D to Dubbo
Replies: 19
Views: 5320

Re: Your Personal Airline: AirLink Beech 1900D to Dubbo

A flight to an exotic destination on an exotic small airline. You have a witty writing style, and the funny parts had me in splits.
Thank you for sharing a lovely trip report with us!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Brasilia to Perth: Skippers Aviation Embraer 120
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: A Brasilia to Perth: Skippers Aviation Embraer 120

A flight from a not-so-oft-described airport, on a not-so-oft-described airline, in a lovely descriptive style, with witty comments, and lovely photographs. What more could a reader want? Thanks for sharing a lovely report with us, KruegerFlaps!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

Re: CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14

CJB was the first airport I flew out of in my life. Though we had to board the plane from Sulur Airbase as CJB runway was being extended Wow, Mr. Subramanian: please put these memories down! Coimbatore is a lovely city with a beautiful amalgamation of cultures: people tracing their ancestry to the ...

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by sumantra
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14

CJB: Coimbatore July Bounty! Jul'14 http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic14849.html 97.1 Planning for the Coimbatore trip It is always a pleasure to visit Coimbatore. As usual, I would opt for Air India (in this case, I had a choice). This was one of Air India's longest flig...

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by sumantra
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14

http://www.airliners-india.net.. Thanks for telling me about it. I will read all your trip reports there!
Please join in, it is a very lively forum as well!
Cheers, Sumantra.
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anshabhi wrote:
Oh! I didn't know about http://www.airliners-india.net.. Thanks for telling me about it. I will read all your trip reports there!
Please join in, it is a very lively forum as well!
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14

Reminds me of Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani journeys... Thank you very much, anshabhi! The Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhanis continue to be nice, on the Alstrom coaches. The food took a beating some time back, but things got better in 2016, to an extent. It has been a while since I have done the two Rajdhanis on the ...

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by sumantra
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14

Hi Sumantra, Nice to see you posting here. Nice to revisit a usually erudite TR, with some good pictures thrown in. Especially interesting was the picture of the decrepit 707. Thanks for the share! Thank you for the kind words, Spiderguy252: as you noted (`revisit'), I posted it on airliners-india....

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by sumantra
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14

caleb1 wrote:
What an excellent description you have given your readers!! Very impressive indeed! This report will be saved in my favorites for re-reading.

Thank you very much for the kind words, caleb1! It makes it all worth it :-)
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14

All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14 Once again, this trip report may be mobile-friendly, but the pictures, may invite mo'...bile . http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic14837.html 95.1 Introduction: a surprise Chennai trip. Plans. And Planes. I was expecting a Chenn...

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by sumantra
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14

Nagpur NAG after Gwalior Gag, Jul'14 http://www.airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic14842.html 96.1 Back-to-back: Gwalior, and then... The Gwalior trip actually got fixed after the Nagpur one. At the time of my trip, Gwalior's only air connection was a Mumbai flight, on a CRJ-700. Gwa...

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by sumantra
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Full Written Report] Etihad Airways | Business Class | Chennai to Chicago | + Premium Lounge Reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 7224

Re: [Full Written Report] Etihad Airways | Business Class | Chennai to Chicago | + Premium Lounge Reviews

Thanks for a lovely TR, Shaun: detailed, nice pictures, and descriptions made it a great read. It was ironical that perhaps India's best-run airline goofed up, but got you transferred to an alternative (FSC!) flight in an efficient manner. Nice that you got to have biriyani at one of the places famo...

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by sumantra
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soar like a bird: a Himalayan flight with AI's ATR
Replies: 10
Views: 5676

Re: Soar like a bird: a Himalayan flight with AI's ATR

Thanks for a lovely trip report, on a not-so-frequented route, and some amazing pictures, as well! I last did this route (in the other direction: well, not quite, as I did IXC-KUU) in 1981, on an Indian Airlines HS-748. You may like to post a link to your trip reports on an Indian Aviation forum as ...

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by sumantra
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 17379

Re: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class

I have been a lurker on this forum for a long time, but a long-time admirer of your trip reports, replete with the wit and humour.
I really enjoyed going through this one.
Cheers, Sumantra.

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by sumantra
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J
Replies: 30
Views: 15051

Re: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J

It is not very usual for a person to be equally talented in more than one field, but I guess not all were created alike. I have been a big fan of your delightful creations with your hands: the models, and now, you have a fan of your writing as well. thank you, Luca for an excellent trip report: I ho...

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by sumantra
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ421 BOM-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 5348

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ421 BOM-SIN

What a superb report from a decade-old trip, Hridaynath! I can relate to much of what you have written about, and shown in pictures, since I was a Mumbaikar back then, and have visited your final destination around that time, as well. You may consider posting a link on airliners-india as well: this ...

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