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Why I stepped on a Kingfisher plane yesterday!

So I got on a Kingfisher Airlines plane for the first time in lets say 3-4 years yesterday evening, unless you count the 45 minute GOI-BOM flight I took on Kingfisher Red last year in August. The reasons I’ve abstained from Flying Kingfisher have been many. Here are a few: They are flashy! I am not just referring to their choice of Red as their color, but all the flying models, personally chosen by the CEO bit and all their eagerness to please appeared over the top. I felt hurt when the owner went all out to get Air Deccan down to their knees and bought them out with their flanking strategy. And yes, I am an M&A guy myself,…

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Check-in: Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Airborne to Chennai (MAA) on 9W 469 in Economy

Introduction & Trip Index Since I was going to be heading to Colombo via Chennai, I arrived at the Mumbai Airport domestic for my check-in on the BOM-MAA leg of my trip on Jet Airways (9W 469). I was going to be seated at the back of the plane, but I found some amusing things happening around here! Jet Airways wanted to prove a point, that they would take care of this entire trip to go event free, because I’ve been poking holes in their service delivery for a short while now. Since this was a long weekend coming up, there was the obvious long queues at the airport on the evening wanting to fly somewhere. On arrival at the…

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A Quick Business Trip to Delhi in Jet Airways (BOM-DEL-BOM)

1. Introduction 2. Check-in: Mumbai Airport Terminal 1C & Carnations Lounge 3. Airborne: Flight 9W 309 (BOM-DEL), Jet Airways, Premiere Class 4. Check-in: Delhi Airport Terminal 3 & Plaza Premium Lounge 5. Airborne: Flight 9W 336 (DEL-BOM), Jet Airways, Premiere Class After 2.5 months of being grounded (yes, I did not take a single step towards an airport in all of May and June 2011!), I had to warm up for the upcoming season. After being pestered a lot to participate in a conference being organised in Delhi, I finally said yes to going, in spite of the fact that there was a busy work schedule in Mumbai for me in the coming weeks before I took off on my…

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