hkore
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Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Trip Report : Delhi - Mumbai on Air India

Airlines: Air India [AI]
Flight : AI805 DEL-BOM
Reg : VT-PPN
Aircraft: Airbus A321-211
Dep - DEL : 8.15 PM
Arr - BOM : 10.05 PM
Flight time : 1:50 hrs
Distance : 1,139 km

Full Video Report : Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Do watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3S9Z-yimUs

Introduction

Continuing from Click to read: Air India: Sydney-Delhi

Arriving in Delhi Terminal 3- International

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I was transiting through Delhi. Since the Sydney flight got delayed had 30 mins to get on the next flight. I went to the transit check-in for domestic passengers after completing immigration and customs upon arrival. Check-in was easy, was a min away after exiting the customs, I was the only passenger who was check-in didn't take long. Got the gate details and my luggage checked to the Mumbai flight. Was directed to departure via lift in the Check-in area.

After taking the lift to level 2. I was in the Domestic Departure area.

Entry to Domestic Departure

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Had to pass security. Had my bag scanned by security. After the scan, the security person asked for the tag. I said "The check-in person did not give me a baggage tag", realised I'm in India. Security stamped a Jet Airways tag and handed to me. I was in a rush to reach the gate, don't remember what was there after security. Looked at the airport map on wall and headed for the gate.

When I arrived at the gate, boarding display was final call. Others had already boarded as the flight was not full. I was sweating after the run I had made to be on this flight.

Boarding

Got settled in the assigned seat. The flight was partially full, had two empty seat next to me.

Window view

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The flight was waiting for few more passengers and pushback was at 8.20 pm

Entertainment control

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Leg view

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Safety Card

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Airbus A321

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The InFlight Entertainment [IFE] was switched off throughout the flight, I wasn't going to watch any program anyways.

IFE screen

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Window view video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byyucLxjewM

Waited at the holding area for about 10 mins for an Air Arabia to depart and two other flights to land.

Holding for other landings video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umKkTeWaEE4

Then it was AI805's turn to depart.

Delhi departure video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjLefb2CAwo

After attaining cruising height, meal service began.

Meal tray and ads

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Inflight experience video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-VlCcCha1A

Seat pocket

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Meal served was good.

Dinner packing

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Dinner - non-veg [Chicken, rice and lentil]

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Tea and coffee service came soon, I declined as I wanted to sleep on reaching home. After the meal, it time to for rest.

Relaxing

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Cabin view

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Since it was end of monsoon season, there was turbulence during the flight.

Approaching Mumbai

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Landing in Mumbai video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMUrGkLZX8

Minutes to landing

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Fogged Window

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The aircraft parked at remote gate and there was a bus ride to the terminal.

Window view from bus

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Air India VT-PPN

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There was enough room for seating. Yet...

Standing crowd near the door with empty seats

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Bus ride video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSY9_efvc6w

Arrived at the gate and the bags came out within 2 mins.

Baggage collection

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Collected my bags and proceeded towards the exit, it was raining.

Outside waiting for pickup

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Waited to be picked, then on my way to Mumbai city.

Thanks for reading this report till next time.

:)

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Re: Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:11 pm

A nice report - when did you fly this flight? I realized that AI have downgraded meal presentation lately, but you seemed to have had a nice dinner and a proper dessert which I believe is non-existent now apart from a piece of Nestle chocolate. I'm wondering if AI still serve a hot meal on DEL-BOM sector for lunch/dinner? I had a snack-time flight on the same sector in June 2017, which was a small piece of cold sandwich as the main, although an appetizer of potato chaat and a brownie were attached to it (previously a hot snack + sandwich + chocolate). And now, no more non-veg., only veg. option. A lot of confusion about AI domestic meals lately!
 
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Re: Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:55 am

hirofumi wrote:
A nice report - when did you fly this flight? I realized that AI have downgraded meal presentation lately, but you seemed to have had a nice dinner and a proper dessert which I believe is non-existent now apart from a piece of Nestle chocolate. I'm wondering if AI still serve a hot meal on DEL-BOM sector for lunch/dinner? I had a snack-time flight on the same sector in June 2017, which was a small piece of cold sandwich as the main, although an appetizer of potato chaat and a brownie were attached to it (previously a hot snack + sandwich + chocolate). And now, no more non-veg., only veg. option. A lot of confusion about AI domestic meals lately!


Flew in Sept 2015. Read recently the meals are downgraded to veg only.
 
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Re: Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Thanks for posting. The food didn't look all that great, though. Nothing like a standing crowd!
 
hkore
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Re: Air India VT-PPN AI805 DEL-BOM

Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 pm

11725Flyer wrote:
Thanks for posting. The food didn't look all that great, though. Nothing like a standing crowd!


Looks can be deceiving. Food was tasty. Thanks for the comment.

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