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Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:37 pm

After a fantastic trip in India it was time to go. A 02:45 departure is definitely not ideal, however, most U.S. and European bound flights leave at odd hours. I guess this has to do with connections in Europe and the U.S.

Anyway, we arrived at the beautiful, state of the art, Indira Gandhi International terminal 2 hrs before our flight to JFK (Oops). We were greeted with about a 10 minute line to get into the terminal. This was so the security officials could make sure that everyone going inside the terminal had a ticket or e-ticket receipt. After entering the excuse of a terminal, we saw many ceiling panels had fallen out and the airport was basically a mess. As required in all Indian airports, we had to go X-ray the bags that we want to check, which was overall an easy process. Thankfully, other people in my family were flying in the Premiere cabin, so we were able to use the premiere desk to check-in. This ended up probably saving us as the economy line was extremely long and added with the lines for immigration and security, we would have missed our flight.

We gave the nice 9W agent our 9W DL e-tickets and asked if our bags could be through-checked to TPA. She said that she would certainly be able to to do that. After typing for about 10 minutes, she printed out boarding passes to JFK on 9W230 and surprisingly, also gave us our DL boarding passes. I didn't know 9W could do this, especially since the DL flight was booked separately.

Boarding pass

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After check-in, we headed over to the line for immigration only to see that this line was HUGE. We then began to worry that we might have some problems making the flight. After about 40 minutes in the immigration line, we finally got through only to see that there was another long line for security. Thankfully, security only took about 20 minutes and we were through.

We decided to head straight to the gate since our flight was about 15 minutes into boarding. When we got there, we were greeted by another long line...thankfully we got to skip this one cause other people in my family were flying premiere. We also noticed a school group was being told that they had to re-clear security since their carry-on bags weren't stamped by the security agents. Lucky for them, it looked like they were being by a 9W representative.

After X-raying our bags again, we finally boarding the 77W.

Airline: Jet Airways (India)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Departure Airport: DEL
Arrival Airport: BRU
Reg: VT-JEH
STD: 02:45
ATD: 02:50
Seat: 52K
Load: 95%

We were greeted by two or three 9W F/A's and directed to our seats.

Nice to see those huge PTV's again

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0430.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0431.jpg

A CX A330 to HKG was parked next to us

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0434.jpg

Cabin

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0435.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0436.jpg

Menus were then handed out. For Y, this is a very nice touch



The captain then welcomed us onboard giving us some information on our route and told us the runway we would take off on. One thing I like about 9W is there is a lot of communication between the cockpit and the passengers, which is something you don't find on a lot of airlines.

Taxi to the runway was uneventful, however, for some reason, we backtracked to the end of the runway instead of using the taxiway. Not sure the reason for this but we did pass a 747 of some cargo airline.

Takeoff was extremely powerful and loud usual with the 77W and soon after takeoff, it got quite turbulent, along with the rest of the climb.

Soon, iXplor was switched on

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0440.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0441.jpg

Once we were at our cruise altitude, the meal service was started. 9W referred to this as a "refreshment". I believe the choices were between chicken and cottage cheese. I got the chicken

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0442.jpg

After the meal service, I decided to watch a movie, however I got very tired, so I decided to get some sleep. Slept for an hour until I was woken by a baby screaming and some pretty rough air. This lasted for a good thirty minutes and I fell asleep for another 2 hours after.

I then awoke to see that the sun was rising. This turned out to be about a 2 hour event since we were heading west.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0444.jpg

The mood lighting was then randomly switched on....not sure what 9W's deal with the mood lighting is, but they need to be more consistent with using it as they didn't even use it on the BRU-JFK sector.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0445.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0446.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0447.jpg

Decided to resume watching my movie....gotta love AVOD.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0448.jpg

Also, 9W has a selection of music, also on demand, ranging from Indian music to Hip-Hop, etc. You can create a playlist also, which is nice.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0451.jpg

Then, the F/A's came around and did a drink service. I have to say, the F/A's never smiled the whole flight and did not seem happy to be flying. Of course I wouldn't either if my job hours started at 2:45 AM.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0452.jpg

Next came the breakfast service. The choices were between Eggs and cottage cheese (what is 9W's deal with this).

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0453.jpg

Sun still rising

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0454.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0455.jpg

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Legroom (note the missing cup holder)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0458.jpg

The captain came over the P/A announcing our descent into BRU and we should expect an early arrival.

Some spoiler action

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0461.jpg

A video was then shown about BRU and then about making connection with SN and other European airlines.

Landing video



There was some crosswind on the approach and it was quite bumpy, but the pilot did an excellent job and put the 77W down extremely smoothly.

Disembarkation was without a problem and we all had to re-clear security, which was much better than in DEL. Since our flight arrived early in BRU, we to wait a bit longer for the departure to JFK at 09:20.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0469.jpg

Airline: Jet Airways (India)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Departure Airport: Brussels National Airport, Belgium (BRU)
Arrival Airport: New York John F Kennedy Airport, USA (JFK)
Reg: VT-JEH
STD: 09:20
ATD: 09:20
Seat: 52H (My brother wouldn't let me have the window, so sorry for lack of wing views)
Load: 98%

All PAX going from DEL to JFK are given one boarding pass for the whole sector, so that means you have to use an already used boarding pass in BRU. It would suck to lose your boarding pass on the DEL-BRU flight.

The gigantic 77W sitting at the gate waiting to take us to JFK

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0470.jpg

View of the window that I'm so far away from

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0471.jpg

View of the aisle during boarding

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0473.jpg

Welcome aboard

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0474.jpg

Boarding proved to be a very interesting process on this sector of 9W230. There were about 50 orthodox Jews going from BRU to JFK. I'm not racist against Jews in any way, however they made the boarding process quite interesting. Most of them were seated in the back half of thelast economy cabin, and they apparently were having some problems with their seat assignments. Most of them were standing in the aisles and walking around the plane to find a place to stow their huge amount of carry-on luggage, therefore blocking th aisles. The F/A's seemed overwhelmed at the amount of coats they had to stow and were busy trying to get them settled in their seats.

Also, I was surprised to see that this flight was almost 100% full. This was surprising, especially since my last flight from JFK-BRU was only 50% full. This is a good sign for 9W if they can keep the loads this high.

Once boarding had finished, the captain, this time American, welcomed us on board and gave us some information about our route. He said that we should expect a smooth flight except for the climb and descent, which could be a little rough.

Pushback was ontime and taxi and takeoff were once again, uneventful.

Once we got up to our cruising altitude, lunch was served. This time, the choice was between chicken, fish, or cottage cheese. Naturally, I chose the chicken, but unfortunately they were out. It looked like I was out of luck since I don't eat seafood or cottage cheese. I know I'm picky, but I was surprised that they ran out of chicken so fast. I ended up skipping this meal service, so you guys won't be seeing a pic of it....sorry.

The cabin crew were friendlier than the last group, however they still seemed to lack warmth. I guess my expectations are too high for Y but just something I noticed.

Wingview over the atlantic

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0478.jpg

Bulkhead seat

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0479.jpg

iXplor

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0480.jpg

I decided to get a shot of the cabin. Note that the mood lighting wasn't used

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0481.jpg

About 2 hrs before arrival, the F/A's served refreshments. Choices were between chicken and cottage cheese....this is starting to get quite repetitive lol.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0482.jpg

Another shot of the wing

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0484.jpg

Non-mood light cabin  Angry

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0485.jpg

iXplor (sorry, I can't get enough of it...)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0486.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0487.jpg

Landing on 22L was smooth with heavy braking and taxi to T8 was very lengthy.

As I was leaving, I asked the F/A if I could take a pic of first to which she said "certainly"

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0488.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0489.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0490.jpg

And a picture of VT-JEH on our way to customs

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/B77WER/9W230/IMG_0491.jpg

After customs, we dropped our bags on the domestic belt and went over to T3 for our DL flight to TPA, which I will be doing a TR on it soon.

Hope you enjoyed. Overall, 9W was great, but it wouldn't hurt if their cabin crew were a little nicer and smiled once and a while.
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:54 am

The cottage cheese option (usually called paneer) shows up so often because paneer is a major source of protein for the large number of vegetarians among the Indian population (it doesn't require rennet, so it's completely vegetarian). It's not what we in the US think of as cottage cheese, though. It's a bit firmer, more like a ricotta cheese.
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:44 am

Excellent TR

I always thought the cottage cheese is expensive therefore it doesn't make the airline look cheap
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:56 am

Nice and yet another report on 9W's service to the US  Smile I've read in other reports as well that the mood lighting isn't used always... Probably nothing mentioned about it in the crew's handbook  Wink Nice pics, food looks just fine
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:29 pm

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your flights with 9W.

That PTVs are HUGE.



Thank you for sharing

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:15 pm

Nice report and pix, thanks.

Your right about the meal service, choices seem pretty similar!

That breakfast you had into BRU looks pretty messy, not keen on it's presentaton.

Good loads on these flights, seems the BRU hub idea could be working for them.

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:02 pm

Hey!

Cool return trip!

Quoting MHTripple7 (Thread starter):
Once we got up to our cruising altitude, lunch was served. This time, the choice was between chicken, fish, or cottage cheese. Naturally, I chose the chicken, but unfortunately they were out. It looked like I was out of luck since I don't eat seafood or cottage cheese. I know I'm picky, but I was surprised that they ran out of chicken so fast. I ended up skipping this meal service, so you guys won't be seeing a pic of it....sorry.

What? No cottage cheese??? I understand being picky, it's how I feel now when the Y meal on CO is "the cheeseburger"  yuck 

Quoting MHTripple7 (Thread starter):
I decided to get a shot of the cabin. Note that the mood lighting wasn't used

Did you enjoy the mood lighting? I was on an EK flight that had this, and it was rather too bright for me in terms of sleeping, but it did have a calming effect on me.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Thread starter):
iXplor (sorry, I can't get enough of it...)

Looks like a cool system!

Quoting MHTripple7 (Thread starter):
Choices were between chicken and cottage cheese....this is starting to get quite repetitive lol.

Seems like catering just put all the leftover chicken and cottage cheese "refreshments" on your flight in the hopes someone eats them!  sly  How were the meals overall?

Thanks again for sharing!

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:34 am

You used a lot of flash in your pictures! The other passengers must have thought you were nuts!  eyepopping 
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:01 am

Good to see you had a comfortable return flight, though it sucks that the 9W crew did not display much warmth, and the food choices did not seem adequate.

As Yellowstone mentioned in the first reply, "Cottage Cheese" is one of north India's primary vegetarian source of protein (besides pulses). It's not like a traditional cheese in any way, it's just like a slab of chicken breast in some respects (though it's not quite as fibrous as the chicken breast). To an Indian (specifically north Indian), cottage cheese on every meal choice might be considered quite a "lavish" meal! And the options are really similar to those on western carriers, where I hear "Chicken or Pasta" on every single sector on a India-USA trip, it's now "Chicken or Paneer"...

Those wing shots are fabulous - thanks for all the pictures and the commentary.
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:50 pm



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 6):
Did you enjoy the mood lighting? I was on an EK flight that had this, and it was rather too bright for me in terms of sleeping, but it did have a calming effect on me.

I definitely enjoyed the mood lighting and sleeping was not a problem as 9W provides eyeshields in Y for all its pax.

Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 7):
You used a lot of flash in your pictures! The other passengers must have thought you were nuts!

Haha. The F/A's made us close the window shades during the BRU-JFK flight and it was dark during the DEL-BRU flight so I really had no choice lol. Thankfully I didn't get too many glares from other PAX...most of them were either sleeping or using the IFE.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
As Yellowstone mentioned in the first reply, "Cottage Cheese" is one of north India's primary vegetarian source of protein (besides pulses). It's not like a traditional cheese in any way, it's just like a slab of chicken breast in some respects (though it's not quite as fibrous as the chicken breast). To an Indian (specifically north Indian), cottage cheese on every meal choice might be considered quite a "lavish" meal! And the options are really similar to those on western carriers, where I hear "Chicken or Pasta" on every single sector on a India-USA trip, it's now "Chicken or Paneer"...

Thanks for the info....Should've tried it in retrospect
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:57 pm

Quoting MHTripple7 (Thread starter):
Note that the mood lighting wasn't used
It's daylight outside. The use of mood lights are usually linked to the time of day, and set to match the natural flow of the bodies circadian rhythms. Hence, they are typically not used during daylight hours, even if the shades are down.

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:01 pm



Quoting AA757200 (Reply 10):
It's daylight outside. The use of mood lights are usually linked to the time of day, and set to match the natural flow of the bodies circadian rhythms. Hence, they are typically not used during daylight hours, even if the shades are down.

Maybe your right but since it was used on the daylight portion of the DEL-BRU flight, I was just thinking they forgot to turn it on or something on the BRU-JFK flight.
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:10 pm

Nice report!! By the way....are the 9W Y-Seats the same as the new SQ Y-Seats??

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:57 am



Quoting Ari (Reply 12):
Nice report!! By the way....are the 9W Y-Seats the same as the new SQ Y-Seats??


They look identical from what I could make out - probably from the same manufacturer.
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:29 pm

MHTripple7,

Fantastic TR! Everytime I see this A/C at JFK I always dream of coming aboard it to see the interiors. Thank you for the fotos!

Happy 77W'ing,
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:06 am

Excellent TR MHtripple7,

Jet surely has one a good international product. Good TR!
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:51 am

Very nice trip report!!! I always find Jet Airways reports interesting to see how they do against competitors that fly India-Usa. I've also heard a lot of good things about Jet Airways. Most I am not sure are true. (actually, i doubt them all)
1. Do the flight attendants really wear about 5 different color outfits that they change into at random points in the flight?
2. Do you get to choose your meal before the flight?
3. Do you get unlimited amount of food? For example, I read that somebody who said they got samosas for the snack before the meal service, was later hungry and the flight attendant more than happily gave 2 more samosas to him. Same with other Indian snacks offered.

These are only some of the reasonable ones I thought could be possible. There are other completely bizarre things I've read. However, I wanted to ask an a.net members if anyone has heard of such treatment from Jet Airways, because I've never seen such an economy before.

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:51 am



Quoting Meta (Reply 16):
3. Do you get unlimited amount of food? For example, I read that somebody who said they got samosas for the snack before the meal service, was later hungry and the flight attendant more than happily gave 2 more samosas to him. Same with other Indian snacks offered.

I loved flying 9W as a kid because they'd give me as much food as my stomach pleased, and this was when they were a domestic airline. I distinctly remember asking for two full meal trays on more than one occasion and the FA's happily handed them to me. Same with IC. IMO, I had a rather large appetite as a kid! lol  Big grin
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:49 am



Quoting Meta (Reply 16):
1. Do the flight attendants really wear about 5 different color outfits that they change into at random points in the flight?

Sorta...the female F/A's wear a yellow coat during boarding but I'm not sure what the males wore. During the flight, the female's take off their yellow coats and wear black pants with a black shirt I believe.

Quoting Meta (Reply 16):
2. Do you get to choose your meal before the flight?

On 9W's website, you can select your meal preferences (non veg, veg, kosher, etc), however you can't order exactly what you want.

Quoting Meta (Reply 16):
3. Do you get unlimited amount of food? For example, I read that somebody who said they got samosas for the snack

Not that I'm aware of lol. They ran out of the chicken I wanted so I'm guessing they don't have unlimited food.
 
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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:24 am

Great TR! I have flow 9W domestic in India, and was quite impressed.

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RE: Jet Airways 777 DEL-JFK Mar 28 2008 Pix

Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:10 pm



Quoting Ari (Reply 12):
By the way....are the 9W Y-Seats the same as the new SQ Y-Seats??

Don't know about the SQ seats as I've never flown on SQ, but the 9W seats are certainly very comfortable....I flew on 9W 332/773's and EY 346/332's recently and the 9W seats were far superior, although the EY one's were also good.... smile 

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