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Airlines: Air-India (AI)
Flight :AI569 MAA - BOM
Reg : VT-SCS
Aircraft: Airbus 319-112
Departure (MAA) : 07:00
Arrival (BOM) : 08:50
Total time : 1 hours 50 mins
Distance : 1342 kms
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This was my first-time flying domestic within India. Was looking forward to this trip.
After waiting the night at Chennai Airport.
Manage so spend the night somehow.
Waited for check-in to open. As soon as check had opened went to the counter.
Queue wasn't long. Got my bag checked and received boarding pass.
Security check as short as I was prepared. no question asked and entered the waiting area.
Morning peak had began at Chennai. I found a seat and waited for the boarding call.
Bus boarding area at Chennai
Boarding call was made on time, ticket was checked. Boarding was from gate 1 which was by bus.
Got inside the bus, stood at the very end.
Enjoyed the air side view.
Air India A321 preparing
Indigo Airbus A320
Aircraft was parked in front of the International terminal.
Spicejet overnight in Chennai.
Indigo taxies to runway
Air India Express Boeing 737-800
Bus waited close to the aircraft and then doors opened. Bording card checks.
View of the engine
Air India windows on A319.
View while waiting to board.
Glass reflection of International Terminal.
Crew greeted passengers and directed to seat. Passing Business class seats.
Occupied my seat, Window was fogged due to dew. IFE was on with message.
Pushback commenced shortly after cabin doors were closed. Safety instructions were displayed on IFE. Not much view of outside till attaining cruise altitude.
Flight took off towards the northerly direction
Air India logo
Flight map displaying the flight location.
Flight was full. With most passengers seems to be travelling for work.
It was quiet on board, as most passengers were resting.
Air India Airbus A319 - Safety card
Private air taxi service in India
Air India fleet information
Flight location heading West towards Mumbai.
Crew began cabin service soon after levelling. Breakfast option was veg or non-veg.
I chose non-veg got scramble egg.
Window view over Southern India
Aircraft registration- VT-SCS
View of the cabin walking to the rear of the aircraft to use toilet. Toilet onboard was clean.
Returning back to seat.
Flying over Sahyadri - Western Ghats
Mix of fog and smog
View of engine as descend commences.
Smog more than fog as aircraft gets closer to Mumbai.
Flying over the Southern tip of Mumbai Island
View of Central and Western Suburbs as aircraft head towards Arabian sea.
Turning East to line up with Runway 09.
Morning sun blazing through window
On approach towards runway.
Western Suburb of Bandra
Landed on runway 09. then exited
Passing the underconstruction International Terminal.
After a long taxi, arrived at remote gate.
Air India Airbus A319 departing from Runway 09.
Disembarkation was from the front door only.
Business class seat view- 8 seats on Airbus A319
Wing view with Terminal 1B in the background. Oldest Domestic Terminal in Mumbai.
Bus waited for passengers to disembark.
Enjoyed the view as Air India taxies towards runway 09.
Jet Airways taxies to runway 09
Arrived at Terminal 1A. Baggage came without any problem within few minutes of deboarding the bus.
Collected my bag and exited outside. Met family and headed to Pune
Under-construction ATC and hotel from parking area.
View of Terminal 1A
Taxi outside Terminal 1A.
I hope you enjoyed the report.
Thanks for reading.
Ride to Pune
Under-renovation Sahara Star hotel outside the domestic airport.
I had chosen Air India as it was the earliest and cheapest flight for the time of day. Service on board was good. Entertainment was not required being a short flight. Chennai domestic airport was not very pleasant to wait. Check-in and security was quick. Not much in terms of service was available.
As I had arrived late in the night in an unfamiliar city. I didn't venture outside the airport.
Mumbai airport - service was baggage collection, which was efficient as I did not have to wait to collect bag. Overall a satisfactory flight.