Saturday, August 20, 2005

Air Deccan - first time

I had to travel to Chennai and came via Air Deccan. I was getting into Bangalore airport after a long time and its a total mess !!! With all the new airlines, these guys have no clue how to manage the crowd. It will soon look like out railway station.
Air Deccan - The fares are good. The service is not bad. Its a no frills airline. My first look at the aircraft and I thought to myself "It looks like a toy!!". Well, to be more precise, this is what I thought "It looks like a bus with wings". Anyway, the flight was just under an hour. They could do with some pest control inside!! I had a window seat and as the aircraft was taking off I can see a small cockroach running up the window! I can just see me jumpimg out of my seat if it had been a little bigger!!
The in house magazine is good for such a recent one. But, I wish they had not copied the Jet Wings magazine and had tried something different.
The flight was smoother than my experiences with Jet ! The landing was good. I have never had that smooth landing from ANY Jet flight. Nothing against Jet. But I was impressed with the landing.
The food was on par with that provided by Jet. I had to pay for it. No complaints. I bought what I needed and there was no wastage.
I looked for a suggestion form and could not find one.
Anyway, thats my first Air Deccan flight.

I am taking a Kingfisher flight next month and I am looking forward to it after hearing all the hype.

So, Air Deccan may live upto the name of fulfilling the common man's dream to fly, but they do need to buck up a little with what I hear about the competition.

14 Comments:

Blogger Kaps said...

my friends who have travelled by Air Deccan have had some bad experiences.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 4:03:00 AM  
Anonymous vasanthi said...

cockroach in the flight-oh my god

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 3:33:00 AM  
Blogger Kiwilakhs said...

Hey Soumya,
Thanks for the tip.
Will try and avoid Air Dec if I can.....

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 5:45:00 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

I saw on Thayirsaadham's blog and he had written nice things about Kingfisher Airlines. Good that people can share their experiences so that others can make informed decisions :-)

Friday, August 26, 2005 4:26:00 AM  
Blogger sathish said...

Hi sowmya,

cockroach !! hmm.. I would like to suggest ranjani to take Air-Deccan!!!!! ;) - and imagine the plight of Air Deccan staff..

Friday, August 26, 2005 8:56:00 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

I also had a good time on the air deccan. They land the craft very smoothly. I had even trouble on IA and on international in Lufthansa. Even UA landing is bad. Found the take off and landing good. Also acc. to the latest info, they are having a happy hours bet 9pm and 12 pm, for the next day, where by the fares will be provided at discounted rates (3000 Rs fare cost 1500 or so). This is for acheiving 100% occupancy for air deccan. Good for them and good for us too. :)

Monday, August 29, 2005 5:25:00 AM  
Blogger Matter Mahadevan said...

I have had some good experiences flying air deccan btw chennai and mumbai, they have an very early morning flight lvng chennai which suits me, the rates are great as well

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 3:30:00 AM  
Blogger perspective said...

Well i tried the Air Deccan and the Kingfisher flight... Trust me the Kingfisher flight is far far better than the very very expensive Jet Airways. No doubt that Jet has decided to bring its fares down.

I thought that the Air Deccan was great flight. It was just right. Nothing more and nothing less. Airplanes are meant to take you from one point to another and this little toy aircraft suffices that necessity! Who wants food? I am tired of eating on aircrafts! I just wanted a nap and i got it :)
for a Rs.745/- ticket, i think its awesome!

:) Yeah i too had a screwed up confused face when i saw the aircraft, "honey are you sure this is the one" was my exclamation! hahaha...but it was cute. For a moment i wasnt sure it'd take us to our destination. But the outsides were so beautiful early in the morning, i forgot it all!

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:44:00 PM  
Blogger lakshmi said...

Cockroach in the flight is something shocking.Nice to get some information reg air deccan.

Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:22:00 AM  
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