I recently had the "Alliance Air" experience on Jet (as far as the acft goes)
VT - JBA , a 737-400 (inducted recently or maybe re-registered ?) feels like the old CD 737-200s.
I was on a flight BOM-IDR (9W 381). During rotation the acft shuddered and vibrated badly for almost 30s, giving me a real scare. During the landing approach after flaps down, there was more shuddering and since I was seated on 15A I could see the flaps vibrating pretty bad !
The same acft operated the same-day night flight (9W 384). A similar experience on takeoff, lots of shuddering and vibrating. Ditto on the landing approach. When it touched down at BOM it felt like the undercarriage would get detached !!
Anyone has any info on this particular acft ? It's not in the series (Jet's 737-400 are registered VT-JA* and the last I knew, 6 acft were flying ie VT - JAM, JAN, JAR, JAS, JAT, JAU) unless JBA is JAE or JAF re-registered ??
The interiors were OK and service was good but the takeoff and landing were real scary..........just like on Alliance Air or the old IC A300s !!