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BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:04 pm

Background:

My company wanted me to travel to London for a presentation at an extremely short notice (less than 48 hrs) and the first thing tht came to my mind was "Jet Airways 777-300ER"!!!  Wink .. This would be my first time traveling on an 9W international sector (in fact the first time on an intnl sector of an Indian airline).

So immediately called up our trusted travel agent and asked him to book tickets on 9W, even though BA flies direct out of BLR. The onward journey was waitlisted, but my agent assured me tht it would get confirmed. The itinerary:

2 9W 448 U 13JUL 5 BLRBOM HL1 1805 1940 13JUL E 9W/LLSTD(waitlist
3 9W 120 U 15JUL 7 BOMLHR HL1 0125 0645 15JUL E 9W/LLSTD(waitlist
4 9W 119 H 22JUL 7 LHRBOM HK1 0930 2300 22JUL E 9W/LLSTDM
5 9W 411 U 23JUL 1 BOMBLR HK1 0640 0815 23JUL E 9W/LLSTDM

On the return leg, the 3 AM ATR flight of 9W from BOM to BLR was full, so I had to wait a further 3 hrs for the 0640 flight. Not a problem!!

I travelled to BOM a day in advance and caught up with some frens. Hence was not able to do a thru check in. If thru checked in, then 9W ground staff collect your bag at the domestic arrival section and they xfr it to the international terminal. You dont have to lug it around. The same is also offered for pax thru checked in on NW, KL, LX (and a few other) flights also. Neat stuff.

As for me, I took a rick from our guest house in Santa Cruz (W) and reached the International Terminal in abt 30 mins. I initially went to the left most entrance, whr the security told me tht the 9W entrance is the one in the middle (strange considering that the check in counter is closer to the left entrance!!)

BOM International Departure Terminal


Anyways got in through the middle entrance, had my baggage x-rayed and headed str8 for the check in. As I had reached the airport well in advance there was not much of a line there. Only the DL and NW check in counters were crowded.

During check in, I requested for a seat in the last row which I knew would be in the 2-3-2 config. The agent asked me if I had flown in this a/c b4 and became chatty. She informed me tht the a/c wud be VT-JEB (Another interesting incident - @ BLR , I had checked in thru SMS a new facility introduced by 9W and the check in agent asked me how it worked, coz a lot of people were enquiring abt it and she was not sure!!)

Managed to get 60C, aisle seat and proceeded for immigration.Looked out through the windows and noticed tht the 9W baby was not yet @ the gate. Headed str8 for the Oberoi lounge, which was choc-a-bloc with pax. Only BA had an exclusive section which was near empty. Managed to find a seat and spent sm time calling up frens and chatting up with my neighbour, who happened to be on the same flight. He was Welsh and told me tht, he preferred 9W to BA while travelling to India!!

Soon they announced boarding and we headed to the gate.

The Departure Board - Notice OS wrongly marked with EY logo


Queue at the security check at gate.


By the time I cleared security, most of the pax had boarded and the waiting lounge was empty. So headed str8 for a/c

15 JUL 07
Sector: BOM - LHR
Flight: 9W 120
A/C : B 777-300 ER
Reg: VT-JEB
Load : 95%
STD : 0125
ATD: 0150
STA : 0645
ATA :0650

At the gate was recieved by a beautiful smiling 9W F/A. The new uniforms actually look good. The yellow cape, is eye-catching. But during flight, the yellow cape is off and the F/As are in a black body hugging top n trousers. Functional yes, but its difficult to distinguish them from the crowd.

Video taken while boarding


One of the F/As at the end of the video, informed me that some people might object to the video being taken adn she herself did not wish to be filmed!! That was strange becoz every other F/A seemed fine with it!!

Headed for my seat in the last row and here it is - 60C


The row in front had 3 seats and tht gave me, two PTV screens and two sets of everything!!

Extra Seat pocket for me!!
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The extra PTV for me
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The rear galley
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The PTV remote, which was hardly used as they had touch screen facility
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The qwerty key pad
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Awesome space to stretch you legs (More pics of leg space n cabin in my return journey, which was a day flight)
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Cup holder


Tray Half folded
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Full tray
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In seat lighting, which was neat!!
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A welcome drink and warm towel was handed to everyone which consisted of the standard 9W fresh lime. The safety demo was done manually and when i inquired with a F/A , she told me tht thy are yet to receive the new DVD for the 777.

The warm towel- smaller in size thn the domestic flights
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The manual safety demo (and the F/A asking me to which off my mobile which was on flight mode neways!!). You can


As they say, old habit die hard!! During the safety demo, the F/A from all the years of flying domestic flights in India, started out with -"As per of GOI rules Consumption of Alcohol is not permit... beg your pardon!!!" That was hilarious!!

After we taxi-ed to the end of the runway, we had an extremely shaky take off roll, which kinda surprised me!! Is this normal for 777?

Soon we were at cruising on our way to LHR. Immediately after reaching cruising altitude, the crew distributed the menu cards and comfort packs.

The Menu in Economy Class
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The Comfort Pack - Pair of socks, eye-shades, tooth brush n paste
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The menu consisted of a snack in the nite and breakfast in the morning. Snacks consisted of chicken/veg rolls with dessert and drinks service. Not much, but at around 3 in the night was OK.

Snacks
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The in flight IFE - Jet Screen is excellent, in some respects better than even SQ.

It has a selection of 30 Hollywood movies, more than 60 Bollywood movies, short features both Hindi and English, regional language fare in Punjabi, Gujarati n Tamil. A juke box section with an amazing colelction of Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujju n Tamil songs . Games and a video tourist guide. Plus the usual flight map

The JetWings interntaional edition, JetScreen movie guide and the JetBoutique in flight shopping brochure
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Did not watch much on the my onward flight as i needed sm sleep. Got up abt 1.5 hrs away from London, smwhr over Europe.

A small queue had formed near the rear lavs. Went to the loo and was surprised to find the amount of glass fittings. They have been placed well to give a sense of space. Pretty good.

Inside the rear lav
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Moisturizer and Eau de Cologne in the loo, along with a can of air freshner
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Breakfast was being served by the time I was back @ my seat..
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Breakfast consisted of Fruits Plate, Fluffy Omlet, Chicken Sausage, Baked Potatoes, Strawberry flavoured yoghurt and Croissant along with a drinks service. The breakfast was excellent except for the croissant which turned out to be too brittle and cold!!

View from the window as we fly over UK
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Soon we were all set for landing. The crew came over to ensure seat belts were on and seat back upright and the usual stuff. The landing in LHR was smooth. We taxi-ed a long way b4 we reached our gate in T3.

The overhead bins have a mirror in them which will let u know if smthing has been left behind..
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Old vestiges of the erstwhile logo
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Was chatting with a F/A who told me tht they would have a 24 hr layover in London after which they wud be flying back.
I kept pointing out to various details of the a/c and the 9W logo n uniforms n all,n she ended up asking me if I used to work for 9W!!  Wink

Some cabin shots while deplaning

The rear economy class
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Mid Section
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Forward Economy Class
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Club Premiere/ Business Class- the herringbone design
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Club Premiere Seats


At this point the F/As up ahead offered to take my pics and even invited me to taste the First Class!!  Smile

Me in the Premiere Seat
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With the Club premiere in the background
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In first class - Royal Style!!  Smile
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The first class is simply awesome... this is the true "Palace in the Sky"!!

The beautiful 9W F/As (faces blurred on request) - the lady on the left was on my flight from BOM to BLR too.


Thanked them for the photo opp and I was on my way to the immigration. Unfortunately due to the layout of the gate in LHR, I cud not get a clear pic of the a/c

What I cud manage
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Overall the aircraft scores very high. Its spacious, unlike the 777 tht I have flown earlier in SQ and OS. The seats are very comfortable, the IFE world class and almost SQ-like service!! The food in this sector was not tht great, but the return trip, which was a day flight, more than made up for it!! Will post the LHR-BOM TR soon..

Hope you enjoy this one.
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:33 pm

Good Report on a new 77W plane.
 
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:43 pm

Fantastic Report.
Enjoyed the Detailed Description & The Fantastic Pics as usual.Awaiting the return TR.
regds
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:12 pm

Verg good TR. Loads of detail and pics. I have yet to fly on a 77W and after reading this I want to fly one asap. JET Airways looks like a very nice airline to fly with as well. I may give them a try if I visit India soon.

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Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:08 pm

Great Report Justbala!
I really enjoyed reading it. The crew on 9W seem really nice and easy going. Pity about the food, but the interior looked great.
Once again, great job,
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:13 pm

Wonderful trip report. 9W seems like a great airline.
 
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:54 pm

great trip report. Seems like the Y product on 9W is very good on international sectors. Can't wait to fly them from US  Smile
Waiting for the return trip now...
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:00 am

Excellent trip report. It was as if I was on this wonderful plane!
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:01 am

Thanks for the report Bala, great detail. 9W's new a/cs look good as do the FAs. Waiting to fly 9W internationally, they are my first choice in India domestic.

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Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:31 am

You made a very interesting report!
I would really want to go to India on
one of the indian airlines but i am
afraid of one thing! Not the flight
but how to get to/from the airport in
Mumbai or Delhi...  Smile
 
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
and almost SQ-like service!!

I'll have to agree with you on that. 9W's service impressed me even though I was only on their domestic flights. Crew were young and attractive, and seemed really keen to please. Every request, no matter how small, was met with a smile. Enjoyed your report!
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:08 am

Great report.. Thnx for sharing... The aircraft looks perfect.. I love having PTVs on long-haul flights as I am not a big sleeper even in C class....

A question: Is it true that in India, they chose "fair skinned" girls as cabin crews over dark skinned ones? We had a case study in a marketing class where we discussed about the ethics of a popular cream in India that made your skin fairer... The case study suggested that many girls used these creams to get jobs at hotels or airlines...How advantageous is it to have a fair skin in India? Totally off-topic I know Big grin
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
Breakfast consisted of Fruits Plate, Fluffy Omlet

Out of curiosity, did they also offer an Indian option?

This was a great report! I can hardly wait for 9W to come to SFO!
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 9):
I would really want to go to India on
one of the indian airlines but i am
afraid of one thing! Not the flight
but how to get to/from the airport in
Mumbai or Delhi

Whats the fear about BOM.
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:29 am

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 9):
afraid of one thing! Not the flight
but how to get to/from the airport in
Mumbai or Delhi...

BOM has the best public transportation in any Indian city. As long as you refuse all the touts you meet at the terminal (JFK is the same too, so shouldn't be a worry!) you should be fine.

Once you go out, you will find that transport in BOM is one of the cheapest (according to international standards) and the best that is available and I daresay MUCH better than many foreign cities where public transportation is rare and are filled with creepy looking people.

From point A to point B in BOM at ANY time of the day, you ALWAYS have more than one option available!


P.S: Mr. Bala - Excellent Trip Report. 9W's FAs are always pleasing on the eyes.

[Edited 2007-08-01 23:32:34]
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:59 am

I've flown the 77W with JL before, but when I see this report, I really like the tray-table 'thing'. I never saw the 50/50 option before on an aircraft.

Personally I don't like the C class style, I prefer the normal straight seating-style.

Overall, 9W seems very well on par with other large companies operating these kind of flights.

Thanks for posting,
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:23 pm

What was the hostess who hid her face with her hand saying to you? I had difficulty understanding. Great pictures.
 
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:28 pm

Nice TR, the layout and service on Jet looks pretty good, quite impressed I must say.

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
One of the F/As at the end of the video, informed me that some people might object to the video being taken adn she herself did not wish to be filmed!! That was strange becoz every other F/A seemed fine with it!!

- I think it's quite reasonable to advise to stop filiming. It's one thing filming out of the window, but getting people in without permission is another.

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Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:48 pm

Really good Tr with good pics. 9W seems to be a good airline.
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:56 pm

Bala the report was just great , i was waiting for a TR on 9Ws 77W "changed service " as all my friends and family including myself have only flown on the peaceful 343.

However your picturistic TR gives us a good insight about their prodcut and offerings

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
As for me, I took a rick from our guest house in Santa Cruz (W)

Where in Santacruz West, i ask because i too reside over there,

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
Another interesting incident - @ BLR , I had checked in thru SMS a new facility introduced by 9W and the check in agent asked me how it worked, coz a lot of people were enquiring abt it and she was not sure!!)

Considering the changes going on in our aviation skies it is not surprising, but did the sms check in cause any troubles and also did it allow you to book seats, how is it done-you have to send what exactly and to what number

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
I requested for a seat in the last row which I knew would be in the 2-3-2 config.

I understand why you took a 2 seater for leg space, but would not the smell from the toilet and galley be bothersome??

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
The menu consisted of a snack in the nite and breakfast in the morning. Snacks consisted of chicken/veg rolls with dessert and drinks service.

How long did they take to START service.

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
along with a can of air freshner

Brilliant, i think they have realised they fly from India, everyone should do this IMO.

My recent TR posted.
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Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting PLANAR (Reply 14):
From point A to point B in BOM at ANY time of the day, you ALWAYS have more than one option available

A truely 24x7 city is Bombay/Mumbai.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:27 am

Great trip report Justbala. I have been waiting for a good report on Jet's new service and this was perfect. I myself just got off a Jet Airways domestic flight today from Kochi to Mumbai. While I thought they were excellent, I have to say my flight to Kochi on Kingfisher edged out a slight bit in comparison. If this is what Jet Airways offers, I can't wait to see what Kingfisher has in the works for their international product.

Looking forward to your return report.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:34 am

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 21):

IT international should be worth the wait I think, going by their track record. Hope they get off the ground quick.

PS: Anosh, waiting for your next trip reports.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:48 am

Thx for all the feedback guys.. will post the TR of the return leg next week.. (hectic schedule @ work rt now)

Quoting LH459 (Reply 12):
Out of curiosity, did they also offer an Indian option?

Yep.. the breakfast had an indian veg option , which consisted of Uthappam n sm indian stuff

Quoting Semsem (Reply 16):
What was the hostess who hid her face with her hand saying to you

Well she said sm people might object to me filming them..

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 19):
Where in Santacruz West, i ask because i too reside over there,

Our Guest house is in the Fantasia apts, near Arya Samaj mandir, just off the linking road.. I shud b back back thr again this month end..

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 19):
Considering the changes going on in our aviation skies it is not surprising, but did the sms check in cause any troubles and also did it allow you to book seats, how is it done-you have to send what exactly and to what number

For SMS check in, u need to be a JP ( 9W FFP) member. You SMS JetC to 6388 and it gives u a confirmation with ur seat num. There is no option to select a seat, it is determined based on the choice given in the JP profile. You show this SMS to the ticketing counter or check in desk and get ur actual boarding pass later. For more details check out http://www.jetairways.com/Cultures/e.../India/Plan+and+Book/SMS+Check-in/ . You can do SMS check in upto an hr b4 ur domestic flight and 4 hrs prior to an international one. Did not face any problem with tht at all.

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 19):
I understand why you took a 2 seater for leg space, but would not the smell from the toilet and galley be bothersome??

Well on my onward leg, I was in 60C. The loo here was not tht close to seat.. so was not a prob. On my return leg, i ended up in the other aisle, which has two lavs. That was kinda disturbing, esp when some folks dont close the door fully. I had to request a passing F/A to close it (return was on a window seat)

Abt the smell, rather the aroma from the galley.. no complains abt tht!! .. plus th last row lets u get all pally with the F/As  Wink

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 19):
How long did they take to START service.

Abt 30-45 mins after take off. They had distributed the menu card almost immediately after reaching cruising altitude.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 21):
While I thought they were excellent, I have to say my flight to Kochi on Kingfisher edged out a slight bit in comparison.

With IT I have had pretty erratic experiences. Some of their flights are world class, while others r below expectation w.r.t the inflight service, food etc. With 9W, it's a more consistent performance.

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 9):
! Not the flight
but how to get to/from the airport in
Mumbai or Delhi...

 Smile I can understand your apprehension. Landing in India, esp BOM and DEL, is a cultural shock, if you are not conditioned to the Indian way of life. The chaos, noise and melee that you find outside the airport can be un-nerving. But if you have a friend picking/dropping u or a similar facility from the hotel where you would be staying, that should not be a problem. Else you could just look for the sign for Pre-paid cabs INSIDE the terminal. As Planar mentioned above, avoid touts outside who would literally take you for a ride. But I do recommend a visit to India.. it will definitely be an experience of a life time!!
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:39 pm

Quoting Justbala (Reply 23):
Our Guest house is in the Fantasia apts, near Arya Samaj mandir, just off the linking road.

i think i know them, barely a km from where i reside, send me a pm next time you down.

Quoting Justbala (Reply 23):
plus th last row lets u get all pally with the F/As Wink

Aha the good side of life, but generally i have always had the impression that Indian FAs in general prefer not to get too pally.


Quoting Justbala (Reply 23):
With 9W, it's a more consistent performance.

Cant speak for IT but i fully agree about 9W, all my 10+ flights with them i have not been dissapointed at their level of service and consistency

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Hahahahah I liked the way the first video ended... It was like as if you had filmed something very scandalous.

I love the new design of the uniforms. Makes everything look so space-age! Sleek and simple design but at the same time it gives a very modern image of an airline that is very forward looking in their vision. Eagerly awaiting your return portion of the report.

By the way, I take my hats off to you filming the way you did. That is so gung ho!
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:48 pm

Quoting Justbala (Reply 23):
Our Guest house is in the Fantasia apts, near Arya Samaj mandir, just off the linking road

Very near my place.Call up next time.
regds
MEL
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:21 pm

Really nice TR . They look like a really good airline to fly on .

Thanks for sharing

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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:40 am

Great TR

I am hoping to fly 9W if they ever decide to haul their *ss over to IAD as i rarely travel in india domestically, my best option would be if they have service from IAD-DEL. I could take the EWR flight but that means driving or flying into Newark from washington....yuck!!

Nontheless, 9W FA's are always pleasing to the eyes and they definitely take good care of their pax

Can't wait to read your return leg TR  Smile

I guess one of the FA's didn't like your idea of taking the video. But the cabin looks very nice, so i am glad you took it, gives us an idea of the seat layot in realtime (kind of!!!)
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:12 am

Great report mate and nice pics.

Jet Airways looks like an exemplary airline to fly with.

Cute F/A's too!!  Wink
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:08 pm

Really good TR. 9W looks fantastic ... I get to fly them in J ... trying to upgrade to F on BRU-EWR in 3 months. Look out for that TR ... and,

Quoting Justbala (Thread starter):
The Comfort Pack - Pair of socks, eye-shades, tooth brush n paste

... is BETTER than what I received on SQ Raffles class!!!

Cheers,
A.
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:58 pm

Nice report. Very interesting to hear another take on 9W's economy class service. Everyone seems to have very positive things to say.
Keeping the "civil" in civil aviation...
 
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:18 am

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 31):
Everyone seems to have very positive things to say.

Guess 9W is keeping its reputation Intact.
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MEL
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:51 am

Thanks, Bala for a fabulous report! Your first video was very cheeky, and just made my day! You have also done 9W and Indian tourism proud - they ought to employ you! I have already checked out the 9W site and will bookmark them. The 9W B773ER looks great - many features looked very close to the EK offering - though the food was meagre. I look forward to your next report. You are brilliant, and brave. You have my applause!
 
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RE: BOM - LHR On 9W's Brand New 773-ER

Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:31 am

Bala, as you've recently flown on the 9W 773, would you be able to suggest which rows in Y class have good windows (ie. properly aligned with the seat), towards the rear section of the plane, aft of the wing? The seat diagram on the 9W website is so tiny you can't even read the row nos.....

I'm planning to fly on 9W shortly, thus asking for your help..... smile 

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