Review of IndiGo flight Tuticorin Chennai in Economy

Airline IndiGo
Flight 6E7184
Class Economy
Seat 17F
Aircraft ATR 72-600
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 13 Oct 19, 08:00
Arrival at 13 Oct 19, 09:30
6E 15 reviews
Travelxperiance
Published on 11th November 2019

Hi all, In this trip I will be taking one of Indigo's ATR from Tuticorin to Chennai. Tuticorin Airport is one of the smallest Airport in India but operates daily 6 flights a day with 4 from indigo and 2 from spicejet. Bangalore is recently added to its connectivity list. Since the Airport is very small decided to arrive just an hour before departure.


Check In


Check in inside tuticorin Airport is plain simple the whole hall is very small and finished my formalities in 5 mins. Security was called in 45mins before departure

The Terminal is just too small, and still this Airport handles around 20000 passengers a month. I seriously hope expansion plans kicks off immediately.   

Departure Terminal


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Inbound flight arrived very early and so pilots were had small walk outside. By 7.15AM Boarding started promptly.

Waiting Area inside Departure Hall 


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Indigo 6E 7184
Tuticorin (TCR) – Chennai (MAA)
Depart: 08:00AM
Arrive: 9:30AM
Duration: 1hr30Mins
Aircraft: ATR 72-600
Seat: 17F (Economy Class)
Registration: VT-IYY (Just 20 Days old Brand New)
Date: 13-10-2019


The Seat


Once onboard, I settled into my seat near the window. It was a brand new flight, Seats are standard ATR type with good legroom. One thing that caught my eye was the meal tray which is unbelievably small it can just barely hold a meal :(.

 Our Flight and Tuticorin ATC tower


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Cabin was fresh as it was a brand new ATR


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Really Good Leg room


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The seatback had no IFE's and the seat pocket had Safety card and magazine. We pushed back on-time. Take off is straightforward and today we departed from the west side towards tuticorin coast, and in no time we were airborne towards Chennai.


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It was raining like hell the previous days, luckily today didn't face any disruption and city looked absolutely green and beautiful. We crossed via tuticorin port and then the salt pans.



Buy On Board Food


Service started 15mins after departure and I had my preordered NON Veg meal delivered. It had a chicken sandwich and an badam drink which was just overflavoured with some powder I'm not sure. Sandwich tasted good, the meal tray was able to just hold this sandwich.

That Tray Table was too small :( 


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6E Magazine


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Safety Card ATR 72-600


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Landing


 After an hour our flight was above pondicherry and soon we started our descent, weather was just lovely with clear skies and blue seas visible. Touchdown smooth and got parked in remote gate.

Marina Beach 


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Kathipara Flyover


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Air China 747-8 was parked along with 9W B777 and SG 737 Max 


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Etihad A320, Sri Lankan A330 and Emirates B777 in International Terminal


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Jumbo Jet SQ 747-400F cargo


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Domestic Terminal


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Verdict

IndiGo

7.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu7.0

Tuticorin - TCR

5.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services2.5
Cleanliness5.5

Chennai - MAA

5.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.5
Services4.0
Cleanliness3.5

Conclusion

Overall another good flight from Indigo. Food was ok, Flight was clean and new. Staff's were fine. Thanks for reading the review.

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6 Comments

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  • Comment 529796 by
    aaqib67 51 Comments

    Great to see a high quality product on offer to and from the smaller Airports in Tamil Nadu
    6E as seems to have done a pretty good job once again!

    Finally Turboprops are gaining popularity in the Indian Subcontinent as back in the day in South India people were pretty frustrated at they always complain among themselves saying "Vimanam Rompa Cinna " when boarding

    Personally never experienced a rear cabin wing-view on a turboprop, in my case I do prefer sitting at the forward cabin to catch the props in action :)

    Great to see your TR on YouTube - Became your 199th Subscriber as I too publish all my content on the same platform.
    Love to see more enthusiasts getting involved, as this has lead to most Indian Carriers (excluding SG) becoming "camera friendly" over the past year or so

    Good Luck and welcome to the field :)

    • Comment 529836 by
      Travelxperiance AUTHOR 30 Comments

      Ha Ha, Thanks for the comments. Initially, even I hated Turboprops at first mostly due to their increased runtime when compared with Jet engines. If Indigo opted for Bombardier Q400 it would have been awesome as I feel them much more superior to ATR. And great to hear you liked the video.

  • Comment 529838 by
    jish.b 283 Comments

    Nice report - it is the first that I have seen of Tuticorin. Seems like everything was relaxed, compared to the mad rush at metros. Those trays are incredibly small, wow!
    Interesting to see the Air China 747-8 at MAA - what happened there?!

  • Comment 530070 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6038 Comments

    Hi TravelXperiance, very nice report! There has definitely been a lot of progress made with props these past few years. I used to hate getting on a prop, but I don't mind at all with a newer ATR (I'm slightly biased since ATR props are made near my home town in France ?).

    The cabin looks great and it looks like the 6E B.O.B. menu has some decent options. Nice shots on arrival.

    Thanks for sharing!

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