Review of Air India flight Mumbai Hyderabad in Economy

Airline Air India
Flight AI965
Class Economy
Seat 80D
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 28 Mar 14, 16:25
Arrival at 28 Mar 14, 17:55
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koresh
By SILVER 1188
Published on 7th July 2018
Trip Report : Mumbai(BOM) - Hyderabad (HYD) on Air India [AI]

Flight Details:

Airline: Air India [AI]
Flight No. AI965
Reg : VT-EVA "Agra"
Aircraft: Boeing 747-437
Departure Mumbai (BOM) : 4:25 pm
Arrival Hyderabad (HYD) : 5:55 pm
Time : 01h 10m
Distance : 623 km

Full Trip Report: Air India VT-EVA AI965 Mumbai - Hyderabad



Introduction

This report is from a family visit in March 2014. I had booked the ticket from Air India website, There were many options - Chose this flight to fly on Boeing 747-400.

Air India website did not allow seat selection for this flight being an International connector.

Arrived at the airport on time.

Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 Departure to Hyd [ Video ]



Check-in

I was flying domestic to Hyderabad. Initially went to the wrong counter as this being an international flight. There was separated check in for domestic and international passengers.

International counter was catering to the Haj and passengers to Jeddah. It was a full flight from the queue at the counters.

Took a while to get the boarding card and declaration form for the customs.

Security

Went straight to security. The security staff was courteous. Requested me to fill the feedback form, which I did. Was a positive feedback.

Next passed the immigration. Being domestic passenger showed the boarding pass and went straight to Custom to stamp the declaration form.

First view of the common area

Being a new Terminal, everything was sparkling clean.

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Flight Schedule

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Clean Toilet

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Heading towards the gate

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Airport Terminal was new and shops were still under-construction

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View towards the common area

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Terminal 2 Departure walk to gate [ Video ]



View from the departure area

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Cargo Area

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Cleaning at the terminal

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Waiting Area

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Boarding Area - Gate 75

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Emirates pushback to Dubai

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With time on hand..walking around the terminal.

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Duty-free shops walkabout [ Video ]



Spotting

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Mumbai airside action[ Video ]



British Airways departing Mumbai[ video]



Evening peak has started [ Video ]



Air India Hanger[ Video ]



EK replaced by Indigo at Gate 74

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Air India Boarding commenced[ Video ]



Mumbai aircraft marshaller directing Indigo Airbus A320[ Video ]



Waiting area

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Boarding was called

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Queue to board flight

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AI965 VT-EVA "Agra"

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Boarding [ Video ]



Side view

View of B747 along with wings of AI 931 to Jeddah

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Nose view

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Full flight

Apologies for blurry pics. Camera had focusing issue.

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Boarding continued

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All seats occupied

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Assisting with bags

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Cabin prepared for departure [ Video ]



Waiting for pushback

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Waiting for pushback [ Video ]



Crew rest area

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Ready for pushback

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Aisle view

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Boeing 747

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Safety Card

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Headphones

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Touchscreen IFE

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Inflight view[ Video ]



Snacks

Veg Sandwich was served on this flight with tea and coffee for drinks.

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Cabin view

Cabin light was dimmed after the snack service.

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Seats empty for crew

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Arrival in Hyderabad

Landing was smooth.

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Disembarkation[ Video ]



Preparing for Jeddah flight

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Exiting the Terminal

Being domestic passenger, had to show the boarding card and walk out. With no bags to collect was out in few mins.

Waiting for bus to city[ Video ]



Waiting for Airport bus

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Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Verdict

Air India

6.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Mumbai - BOM

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Hyderabad - HYD

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Air India was chosen for the Boeing 747. Other flights were either B737 or A320, which I had flown plenty. Mumbai Airport Terminal was newly built was clean and easy to navigate. Travelling domestic was easy. Air India service was good for an hours flight, onboard service was satisfactory. I have given 5 for the entertainment as the screen did not work even though I wasn't an issue for me. Hyderabad was quick exit as I was travelling with out check-in bag.Overall was a pleasant trip.

Informations on the route Mumbai (BOM) Hyderabad (HYD)

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