Review of Air India flight Chennai Mumbai in Economy

Airline Air India
Flight AI569
Class Economy
Seat 4F
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 14 Dec 12, 07:00
Arrival at 14 Dec 12, 08:50
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By SILVER 286
Published on 30th October 2020

Trip Report : Chennai - Mumbai on Air-India


Flight details:
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


Video: Air India AI569 Chennai to Mumbai



Introduction


This trip report continues Read by clicking on the Trip Report : Singapore - Chennai on Tiger Airways

This was my first-time flying domestic within India. Was looking forward to this trip.

After waiting the night at Chennai Airport. 


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Manage so spend the night somehow.


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Check-in


Waited for check-in to open. As soon as check had opened went to the counter.


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Queue wasn't long. Got my bag checked and received boarding pass.


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Security


Security check as short as I was prepared. no question asked and entered the waiting area.


Waiting Area


Morning peak had began at Chennai. I found a seat and waited for the boarding call.


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Bus boarding area at Chennai



Boarding


Boarding call was made on time, ticket was checked. Boarding was from gate 1 which was by bus.


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Bus Ride


Got inside the bus, stood at the very end.


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Enjoyed the air side view.


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Air India A321 preparing


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Indigo Airbus A320


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Aircraft was parked in front of the International terminal.


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Spicejet overnight in Chennai.


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Indigo taxies to runway


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Airport equipment.


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Air India Express Boeing 737-800


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Embarkation


Bus waited close to the aircraft and then doors opened. Bording card checks.


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View of the engine


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Cockpit


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Air India windows on A319.


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View while waiting to board.


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Glass reflection of International Terminal.


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OnBoard


Crew greeted passengers and directed to seat. Passing Business class seats.


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Seat View


Occupied my seat, Window was fogged due to dew. IFE was on with message.


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TaXi and Takeoff


Pushback commenced shortly after cabin doors were closed. Safety instructions were displayed on IFE. Not much view of outside till attaining cruise altitude.


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Window View


Flight took off towards the northerly direction


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Air India logo


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Flight map displaying the flight location.


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Cabin View


Flight was full. With most passengers seems to be travelling for work.


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It was quiet on board, as most passengers were resting.


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Seat Pocket Material


Air India Airbus A319 - Safety card


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Inflight magazine


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Private air taxi service in India


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Air India fleet information


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Flight location heading West towards Mumbai.


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Cabin Service


Crew began cabin service soon after levelling. Breakfast option was veg or non-veg.


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I chose non-veg got scramble egg.


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Window view over Southern India


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Aircraft registration- VT-SCS


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Cabin View


View of the cabin walking to the rear of the aircraft to use toilet. Toilet onboard was clean.


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Galley area


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Returning back to seat.


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Window view


Flying over Sahyadri - Western Ghats


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Mix of fog and smog


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View of engine as descend commences.


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Smog more than fog as aircraft gets closer to Mumbai.


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Flying over the Southern tip of Mumbai Island


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View of Central and Western Suburbs as aircraft head towards Arabian sea.


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Turning East to line up with Runway 09.


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Morning sun blazing through window


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On approach towards runway.


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Arrival in Mumbai


Western Suburb of Bandra


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Landed on runway 09. then exited


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Passing the underconstruction International Terminal.


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Remote bays


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After a long taxi, arrived at remote gate.


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Air India Airbus A319 departing from Runway 09.


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Disembarkation


Disembarkation was from the front door only.


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Business class seat view- 8 seats on Airbus A319


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Wing view with Terminal 1B in the background. Oldest  Domestic Terminal in Mumbai.


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Bus Ride


Bus waited for passengers to disembark.


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Enjoyed the view as Air India taxies towards runway 09.



Jet Airways taxies to runway 09


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Video: Jet Airways heading towards rwy 09



Baggage Collection


Arrived at Terminal 1A. Baggage came without any problem within few minutes of deboarding the bus.


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Collected my bag and exited outside. Met family and headed to Pune


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Under-construction  ATC and hotel from parking area.


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View of Terminal 1A


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Taxi outside Terminal 1A.


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I hope you enjoyed the report.

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Verdict

Air India

6.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Chennai - MAA

5.2/10
Efficiency6.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Mumbai - BOM

7.0/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Chennai (MAA) Mumbai (BOM)

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