The frequent flyers in India will have one more moment to themselves getting on a plane. They don’t have to wait for their bags to be stamped with a security clearance after it is done, with effect from April 1, 2017. This would soon be implemented at other airports as well!
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Security Checks at Indian Airports are getting easier. No longer are you required to stamp baggage tags on entering the Secure Holding Area. 7 Airports covered initially. It’s a start!
A couple of major airports in India are closing down their runways for maintenance at the same time and will be offline for a long period, at least 4 months. This will impact travel plans. Here are all the details.
I had a long and troublesome travel day yesterday with quite some amount of delays creeping in. However, we shall overcome! Here was how I hedged myself from going further into the trap. That too without having coffee on hand for 14 hours.
Bangalore airport has issued a notification about their plans to close the runway in 2017 early for about 2.5 months for the construction of new rapid exit taxiways. This is going to affect everyone’s schedules I presume. More details inside.
Bangalore Airport is considering the use of Biometrics to allow access to the airport terminal. This is a new use case for the Aadhar system, so let’s see how they move forward from paper first to thumbprint first without going through the mobile first processes.
Jet Airways will be launching a new flight between Bangalore and Singapore as of December 2016. Another new route to connect the Indian Silicon Valley with their Venture Capitalists’ Singapore Offices 😉 Here are the details.
One of the two lounges at Bangalore Airport’s domestic operations, this one serves a delicious meal and has a lot of space for the travellers. Here is a review of my visit to this lounge.
A few days ago, I happened to read a news article, where it discussed that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the authority responsible for aviation security setup across India, had ordered to remove the special screening queue for Business & First Class passengers. The argument used by BCAS was: We can’t have empty queues at Business Class queue when Economy queues have all the rush. According to another report, the segregation already was repealed as of February 26, 2015. However, while passing through Delhi earlier this month, I did not see these measures implemented. Just yesterday, I was at Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2, and I noticed that the special queue for Business/First Class passengers for passport control was…
While I love me a paper boarding pass for my #avgeek collection, they are a dying breed. Except in India so far, where paper boarding passes are used to go through the abuse of the security check, with stamps to signify that a security screening was done. However, there is change coming through. Jet Airways has recently partnered with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, the people responsible for security of the civil aviation flights in the Indian skies. Along with BCAS and the Bangalore airport, Jet Airways is running a pilot to trial the use of barcoded boarding passes on passenger mobile phones. This is a good move after the security requirement for a printed ticket was shot down.…