Flight Review: Air Astana – From the heart of Eurasia

Air Astana was another airline in my bucket list for a while. I was mighty impressed with their efforts to grow their hub traffic and how they have effectively used multiple aircraft in their fleet to start, expand and sustain a route. The airline recently started flights from Astana to Delhi and has upgraded the … Continue reading Flight Review: Air Astana – From the heart of Eurasia

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The busiest route in Indonesia on Sriwijaya Air

This was to be the last domestic flight I had planned before leaving Indonesia after few weeks of work. I wanted to cover all the major airlines and the only one left was Sriwijaya. Its fleet consists of B737-300 (scheduled for my ride), B737-500, B737-800 and B737-900ER, along with its subsidiary NAM Air, which operates … Continue reading The busiest route in Indonesia on Sriwijaya Air

Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia

Citilink – an all Airbus A320 operator in Indonesia started off as a low cost arm of National Carrier Garuda Indonesia. Years later it was hived off as a separate entity and continues to operate close to 50 aircraft (A320ceo + A320neo) from its main bases at Jakarta and Surabaya. This airline stood out in … Continue reading Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia

Batik Air – Refreshing experience in Indonesia

With a few weeks in Indonesia – a rich mixture of culture, history and food, I was definitely excited to club it with aviation and exploring over the weekends. This meant flying many airlines along with aircraft sub-types. Indonesia is a market as crazy as India, with the Lion air group dominating the scene with … Continue reading Batik Air – Refreshing experience in Indonesia

Lufthansa A350-900 – The Next Gen Experience

“This is the blogger who wants to take pictures of this fantastic plane” were the words of the ground staff who handed me over to the crew inside D-AIXC, Lufthansa’s third A350 and one of the handful flying around the world right now. The aircraft would operate as LH764 to Mumbai. I had three options for … Continue reading Lufthansa A350-900 – The Next Gen Experience

Flight Review: Jet Airways from Pune to Coimbatore via Bengaluru

Background A cross country holiday was being planned and that involved few flights & train journeys. The first of which was till Coimbatore with either non-stop flights from Mumbai or one-stop ones from Pune. Website Experience – Booking & Web Check-in The tickets were redemption of JP Miles from two different accounts and the online redemption … Continue reading Flight Review: Jet Airways from Pune to Coimbatore via Bengaluru

Flight Review: Flying the Maharajah from Kochi to Delhi

This seems to be a season for reviewing Air India flights. The national carrier which is often in news has been close to my heart. I have always felt that the airline has a lot of potential to grow and be successful as an airline on the domestic and international circuit.   Background This was … Continue reading Flight Review: Flying the Maharajah from Kochi to Delhi