Review of Spicejet flight Jaipur Dehradun in Economy

Airline Spicejet
Flight SG3467
Class Economy
Seat --
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 12 Dec 19, 06:45
Arrival at 12 Dec 19, 08:15
SG 15 reviews
Chibcha
By SILVER 469
Published on 3rd March 2023

introduction


Hi again amigos!

We carry on with my India series, this time covering a flight from Jaipur to Dehradum. And my first flight on a Dash 8-400!
 
These are the previous flights on this trip: 



At Jaipur's airport


Our flight departed very early. I arranged with the hotel for a taxi to take me to the airport, which took no time.
 It was quite chilly in Jaipur during the mornings. The terminal was modern but it felt dim and cold.

Check in was painless, and I expected to have a breakfast at the lounge, but alas it was closed (contrary to what was advertised at the MasterCard app).

Anyways, the terminal felt modern and clean, although boring since everything was closed by then. We weren't allowed in the boarding area for a while until the flight was ready to board. There was only a small coffee stall open, which wasn't particularly appealing.

In a nutshell: I was cold, sleepy, tired, and bored.  



Boarding


At some point the boredom was interrupted by an announcement to board, and we were bussed to our Canadian chariot.
 The airport was undergoing some works..


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The other planes on the ground were a sister Dash8 and an IndiGo A320


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Contrary to ATRs, you board through the front on Dash8s


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The cabin felt way fresher and better cared for than the one on TruJet's sorry ATR….


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The view from my seat:


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Decent legroom (Im not particularly tall, so this helps a lot)


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Seatpocket contents (lots of stuff, but I forgot to browse through it, sorry)


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Enroute to Dehradun


I was basically a zombie…so I was dosing on an off throughout the flight.
I didn't miss much as it was cloudy outside, so while I was hoping to get some views of either Delhi or the Himalayas, none was possible.
Neither did I miss service, which, as standard on LCCs was BOB. 


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Some views on arrival…its a shame it was so hazy because everything looked lovely outside.



We deboarded on a hardstand and off we were to DED's small terminal


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Verdict

Spicejet

4.6/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi3.5
Buy-on-board menu0.0

Jaipur - JAI

7.6/10
Efficiency6.5
Access10.0
Services4.0
Cleanliness10.0

Dehradun - DED

8.3/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Flying LCC's across India is basically like riding a bus on the air. Basically no service, but they take you from A to B.
The Dash8 felt new, and well kept. No complaints on this front.
JAI was okay. Maybe a bit too dead at the early hours of the day, while DED was a nice little regional airport, which I'll cover on the next FR.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

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    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6821 Comments
    Hola! It's interesting how many Indian LCCs operate turboprops--that's not really something you see too much in the rest of the world. Definitely an exotic experience, despite the expected very basic service. The SpiceJet livery looks quite nice on the Q400.

    Thanks for sharing!

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