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.
I was able to select the seat for this flight while booking the ticket.
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.
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.
Idli sambhar with coffee
About Rs 125 [US$2.2 approx]
View from food court
Walking back to gate
Food court was close to gate as I had plenty of time before boarding.
Browsed the shops.
Flight was departing from gate 28
Waited near the gate
Passengers had started to gather near the gate as boarding time neared.
Airside view [ Video ]
Soon boarding was called.
Air India VT-SCP
Boarding [ Video ]
Passengers still boarding
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.
Airside view [ Video ]
Air India A319's and Emirates to Dubai
Emirates was flying its A340-500 to Hyderabad.
Air India A319 pushback [ Video ]
Air India A319 pushback
Air India Birds
Doors closed. Pushback initiated
Ready to depart
The flight had a long taxi. My side of the view was farmland.
Taxi to runway [ Video ]
IFE was off throughout the flight.
Reached cruising altitude.
Cruising [ Video ]
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.
Air India Fleet
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.
Air India A319
Inflight Cabin view [ Video ]
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
Hyderabad - HYD
Mumbai - BOM
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.
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