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Reviews – Bangalore Aviation

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Inflight review: Vistara Business Class: Airbus A321neo: Bangalore to Delhi

The Tata Singapore Airline joint venture Vistara recently took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo. This aircraft is the 93.5-ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW) version fitted with one additional centre tank (ACT) which will allow it airline to fly as far as Istanbul or Manila from the airline’s New Delhi hub. Vistara is expected to use their A321neos for these …

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Inflight review: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9: Business Studio: Washington to Abu Dhabi

The gate from the lounge brought me right onto the aero-bride to the aircraft. I was met at the door by a member of the crew who checked my boarding card and pointed me to my seat. Washinton Dulles (IAD) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). EY 130. STD 21.25 STA 19.00 (+1). All times local. Boeing 787-9. A6-BLD. Seat 9A. I …

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Lounge Review: Etihad Airways Lounge Washington D.C. Dulles

I arrived at Dulles on my connecting flight just about three hours and forty minutes before my flight with Etihad. The check in desk had not yet opened and having baggage to check, I had no choice but to wait for it. About 10 minutes after I reached the desk, the desk agents manned the desks and began checking people …

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Inflight review: Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER: First: Delhi – Amsterdam – Toronto

I wrote this review towards the end of February, before Jet Airways ceased operations. While I hope the airline makes a comeback, I can’t help but think that this may have been the last time I got to fly with Jet. So in a way this article acts as a tribute to the airline. Going forward the article refers to …

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Lounge Review: Qatar Airways Lounge Terminal 4 London Heathrow

Qatar Airways Lounge at Terminal 4, London Heathrow.

Despite having flown Qatar multiple times out of the EU before, this was the first time I was flying them directly out of London. My original itinerary had be taking a mid day flight to be followed by a stopover in Doha. Unfortunately the night before, I had to make a last minute change to get back to Bangalore a …

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Inflight review: British Airways Boeing 777-200: Club World: London to Bangalore

British Airways Boeing 777-200ER G-VIIA

Once we got back to the gate after leaving the lounge, boarding had already begun. When we boarded approximately quarter of the aircraft was remaining for boarding. London Heathrow (LHR) to Bangalore Kempegowda International BA119. STD 14.20 STA 04.45 +1. All times local. 9-May-2018. Boeing 777-200ER. Seat 2K. Upon boarding the aircraft, I was pointed to my seat. Unfortunately because …

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Inflight review: American Airlines Boeing 787-8: Business: Chicago to London

American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Business class seat.

We left the lounge for a second time at around midnight when the lounge agents told us the aircraft would be boarding. The aircraft started boarding at around 15 minutes past midnight around three hours behind schedule. Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to London Heathrow (LHR). AA 98. STD 22.10 STA 12.05 +1. All times local. 7-May-2018. Boeing 787-8. Seat 5A. When …

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Lounge Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge Chicago O’Hare

On our flight back from the US, we were connecting through Chicago O’Hare airport. Chicago is one of the airports which feature American Airlines new flagship lounges. The lounge was located very close to the gate we arrived at and we were quickly at the lounge entrance. After getting our boarding passes scanned at the concourse level, we went up …

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Inflight review: American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER: Business: London to Dallas

Inflight review: British Airways Boeing 787-8: Club World: Chennai to London Inflight review: American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER: Business: London to Dallas Lounge Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge Chicago O’Hare Inflight review: American Airlines Boeing 787-8: Business: Chicago to London Inflight review: British Airways Boeing 777-200: Club World: London to Bangalore ——————————————————————————————————————————– After our short stopover in London (or technically our …

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Inflight Review: Indigo: ATR 72: Hyderabad – Mangalore

The cabin of Indigo's ATR 72-600.

Low cost carrier Indigo has begun operations with it’s ATR 72. The flight was the first revenue flight for the airline on any aircraft type beside it’s mainstay Airbus A320. (Read our analysis on Indigo’s ATR order) We were invited by Indigo to travel on this first flight from Hyderabad to Mangalore. Personally, Indigo is my preferred airline to travel …

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Inflight Review: Jet Airways: Economy: 737-800: Bangalore – Singapore

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

I had originally planned to fly Indigo to Singapore, but their flight timings are really inconvenient and the fare on Singapore airlines was double that of Jet on the days I wanted to fly. I have also been wanting to fly Jet on an international leg but due to non availability of award space or high fares on their flights …

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Inflight Review: Qatar Airways: Business: 777-300ER: Doha – Bangalore

Qatar Airways A7-BAC Boeing 777-300ER.

After getting off my last flight from Dallas (Read the review here.), I quickly went through security at Doha and headed to the Al Mourjan Business Lounge. I’ve written about this lounge before so I will not write about it again. I left the lounge late since I was stuck on a call over the lounge wi-fi and didn’t want …

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Inflight Review: Qatar Airways: Business: A350-900: Dallas – Doha

The center table - during the flight there is also a bottle of champagne and some flutes placed here.

On my trip back from the US, I was originally booked to fly with Etihad. However the lack luster experience I had with them on my last flight and the horrible response from the customer care, I changed my booking onto Qatar airways. The middle east ban seems to have had an positive (for passengers) effect on Qatar’s award availability …

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Lounge Review: Qatar Airways lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth

While I was flying back from Dallas, I had the opportunity to use Qatar airway’s lounge at The Club at Dallas-Fort worth airport. The club at Dallas airport is the lounge used by all the airlines – however it is not a lounge by itself – Its a a series of mini lounges where each airline has it’s own lounge. …

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Lounge Review: Port Lounge Ahmedabad

On my recent trip to the US, I flew Air India in business class from Ahmedabad to New York’s Newark airport via London. The Port Lounge is the sole lounge at Ahmedabad’s international terminal and as such is used as the contract lounge for all the carriers flying out of the terminal. The lounge is located on the departure level …

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