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
AI 85 reviews
By GOLD 882
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


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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Chennai (MAA) → Mumbai (BOM).


The airline with the best average rating is Jet Airways with 7.3/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 50 minutes.

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