Review of Air India flight Hyderabad Mumbai in Economy

Airline Air India
Flight AI517
Class Economy
Seat 19A
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 30 Mar 14, 10:05
Arrival at 30 Mar 14, 11:10
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By SILVER 459
Published on 10th July 2018
Trip Report : Hyderabad (HYD) - Pune (PNQ) on Air India (AI)

Note: This flight is from Hyderabad to Pune, India (PNQ), Code is not available on Flight report hence have used Mumbai Airport in Arrival Airport

Flight Details:

Airline: Air India
Flight No.: AI517
Reg : VT-SCP
Aircraft: Airbus A319-112
Departure Hyderabad (HYD) : 10:05 am
Arrival Pune (PNQ) : 11:10 am
Time : 01h 05m
Distance : 559 km

Full Trip Report : Air India VT-SCP AI517 Hyderabad - Pune



Introduction

This trip report covers the return trip from Hyderabad in 2014. See Trip report : Air India VT-EVA AI965 Mumbai - Hyderabad

A short flight to Pune. Had to leave early from Hitec city to reach Airport, used the Airport bus.

Hyderabad Street Scene : Airport bus [ Video ]

After alighting the bus, went straight to the departure entrance. The security checked my itinerary and identification document and let me in.



Flight Details

I was able to select the seat for this flight while booking the ticket.

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Check-In and security

Check-In counter took few minutes. I was travelling without check-in bag. Headed for security, got my boarding pass stamped.

Was free to roam the domestic section of the terminal. Checked the gate, had many empty chairs as I was early.

Gate area

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As I had started early in the morning the first item on my todo list, Breakfast.

Towards food court

Food court was towards the corner of the terminal.

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Idli sambhar with coffee

About Rs 125 [US$2.2 approx]

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View from food court

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Walking back to gate

Food court was close to gate as I had plenty of time before boarding.

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Shops

Browsed the shops.

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Gate

Flight was departing from gate 28

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Waited near the gate

Waiting area

Passengers had started to gather near the gate as boarding time neared.

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Airside view [ Video ]



Airside view

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Soon boarding was called.

Air India VT-SCP

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Boarding [ Video ]



Passengers still boarding

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Seat view

Seating in the rear of the plane, noticed the flight was full. My seatmates were a group travelling from Bangalore where the flight originated. They were travelling to Pune.

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Airside view [ Video ]



Air India A319's and Emirates to Dubai

Emirates was flying its A340-500 to Hyderabad.

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Air India A319 pushback [ Video ]



Air India A319 pushback

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Airside view

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Air India Birds

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Doors closed. Pushback initiated

Ready to depart

The flight had a long taxi. My side of the view was farmland.

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Taxi to runway [ Video ]



Seat view

IFE was off throughout the flight.

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Airborne

Reached cruising altitude.

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Cruising [ Video ]



Cabin View

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Outside view

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Reading material

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Shubh Yatra [Happy Journey] - Inflight magazine

Inflight magazine used to be called Namaskar on Air India. Renamed after merger with Indian Airlines. A copy from the seat pocket.

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Air India Fleet

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Soon it was time for snacks.

Cabin Service [ Video ]



Tea with biscuits

I had my fill earlier, I didn't eat or drink. Took it only to take a photo for collection. Returned the tray to the Stewardess.

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Air India A319

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Safety Card

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Winglet view

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Seat View



Inflight Cabin view [ Video ]



Window View

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Approaching Pune

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Arrival and Exit

Pune being military airport, didn't take any more pic or video. Landed smoothly into Pune. Aircraft was docked to aerobridge. All passenger except those heading to Goa disembarked.

I didn't have any check-in bag as out in few mins. While waiting outside, Spicejet to Sharjah was departing. Got picked outside airport and headed off for lunch.

Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Verdict

Air India

6.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering6.0

Hyderabad - HYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Mumbai - BOM

6.3/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness5.5

Conclusion

Air India was the airline of choice as I flew with them from Mumbai. Flight departed on time, being a short flight of an hour, lack of entertainment wasn't a issue, catering was tea with biscuits which was fine for the time of the day. Hyderabad airport is long drive out of the city limits, had to start early to catch the flight. Pune being a military airport is a small terminal. As I was travelling without bag, exit was quick.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Hyderabad (HYD) → Mumbai (BOM).


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The airline with the best average grade is Jet Airways with 7.2/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 8 minutes.

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