This trip to India was my last international non-revenue trip before leaving my job at ExpressJet Airlines (Continental Express). As you're all aware, this trip is a bit of airline history as CO
no longer exists; however, I loved CO
and always firmly believed in the airline's superior product, service, and food.
I somehow managed to reach EWR
despite very full flights and miraculously found a seat on CO
, despite a very full and oversold flight. I took this trip in June 2010 and at the time, CO
had recently installed its new BusinessFirst flat-bed seating on the 777 fleet. Thankfully, this aircraft had the new seats, and I enjoyed them for 14 hours to DEL
Waiting for my flight at gate 90 at EWR
777-200ER Ship #017 rests at gate 90 prior to operating CO
82 to DEL
Into the Presidents Club for some pre-departure relaxation.
Ship #017 basks in the EWR
Nice view of the #2 GE90.
In the climb-out from EWR
Ready for a long flight!
Awesome menu with great selections. I was always impressed with CO
's food service in BusinessFirst.
A snack to begin the dinner service.
Appetizer of shrimp cocktail and an Indian treat.
Salad with walnuts.
The tandoori gosht (lamb) was amazing.
It came with some great sauces, too!
Ice cream sundae with another Indian treat.
Passing over western Russia, en route to DEL
Enjoying four episodes of my favorite show, The Big Bang Theory.
Mid-flight snack included fresh fruit.
Tasty mid-flight treats.
Passing over desert expanses in Uzbekistan.
Serious mountain range!
More fresh fruit, for the pre-arrival meal.
The pre-arrival meal.
A final view of the #2 GE90 on the descent into DEL
Spoilers deployed on the descent.
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to India. I spent a day sight-seeing in Delhi, then continued to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, and then ended the trip in Chennai for my friend's wedding.
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will always have a special place in my heart
[Edited 2012-09-13 20:07:15]