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iflytb20
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: BLR-HYD-BOM Reply with quote

DISCLAIMER: As this is my first trip report, kindly be patient with me. Also since i am also from the same industry, and the reputation of my company is....ahem not so good, i have to strive extra hard to avoid a foot-in-mouth situation Wink


18 Nov 07
BLR - HYD - BOM
VT-WAC
G8-375
STD: 1535 hrs
ATD: 1610 hrs
STA: 1915 hrs
ATA: 1930 hrs
Load: BLR-HYD 75-80%
HYD-BOM 100%

The only reason i travelled on Go Air was due to the fact that all the other flights to BOM were full, and my travel agent made a BIG blunder while booking my ticket. Instead of 0930 am as i had requested he booked the flight for 0930 pm which would put me in a very tight situation as i had a flt to operate from BOM on 19th early morn. So much for background information, lets go to the trip part.

I had planned to reach the arpt at 1400 hrs itself so that after check-in i cud spend some time in the book shop......that was one plan which remained a plan only
Crying or Very sad I had thought that my flt was on a holiday / non-peak hour so shuld not have much of a trouble. Boy was i wrong or what. From the IAM gate to the terminal took me 25 min ( which, as per some of my BLR pals, was real QUICK). Then i hit air traffic congestion for baggage X-ray. The queue
was longer than a train. To cut a long story short, it took me 20 min to finally enter the terminal (again pretty fast by BLR stds Wink )

Check-in was fast, probably because i was the last guy to check-in. After all this i though a quick trip to the book shop was feasible, but once i saw the line for security check, i abandoned the plans and joined the bandwagon so to speak. When i finally made it through security, 15 min had elapsed (i know, i know.....it was FAST)

As there were more than 1 departure, the departure lounge was crowded. There have been no major changes in the lounge since the last time i was here 4 months ago, except that the seats were more dirty, and all the shop prices had been affected by inflation. I just cant wait for BIAL to open.

Anyways, after all this Murphy's law had to come into the picture. And YES, the incoming acft got stuck in traffic. I later met the deck crew and they told me that the acft before them had declared an Emergency and hence they got delayed. Boarding commenced at 1545 hrs and soon i was on my way in the last coach. The acft was parked at Bay 2, so the bus trip was a relatively short one. Even though i was seated in 27A, i was told to board from the forward door as aft galley was being serviced / cleaned.

I met the commander on the stairs itself (she was just returning after completing the walk around). I had a brief chat with her and she instructed her crew to look after me Wink Very Happy After all this i started the looong walk to my seat which was, as per the lady with a smile, left hand side window seat towards the rear of the acft When i finally reached my seat i was a bit shocked. Even though i'm used to non-clean seats thanks to constant travel in a well-talked about airline Wink , this one really took my breath away. ALL 3 seat pockets were, by the looks of it , used for other purposes than storing magazines / personal effects. To me it seemed as if they were being used as foot-rests or something, because the were demolished. And they were full of waste from the previous sector(s).

But the silver lining was that i had the middle and aisle seat free. Even though someone was alloted that seat, they ran away after seeing the condition of the seats. Probably one of those pampered by 9W,IT gang Very Happy . So as a result, i was able to settle down easily without finding someone else's elbow in my lap. And there was another good thing about my seat..... the backrest was semi-broken. As a result the moment the take-off roll started, i was almost in the lap of the lady seated behind me Wink

The doors were closed 5 min after i was seated and the acft was puched back for a Rw 09 departure. Startup and Taxi was normal and soon we were blasting off the runway. We climbed to our cruise alt of FL290 (29000') and the expected time to HYD was 1 hour. I soon dozed off (i had a flt in the night....remember), and woke up about 10 min before landing.

The landing was a smooth one and soon we were parked at our stand. The acft was then boarded by the cleaning staff who soon got to work ( or it seemed so) but somehow the seat pockets remained dirty. A security man soon approached all the pax and asked them to identify their baggages. There was a big gujju family traveling and soon there were having a mini picnic in the acft. I guess they were frequent fliers coz they had enough food to feed a small country Laughing

Soon it was boarding time and unfortunately this time there were no IT,9w gang because the seats next to me were occupied Sad . The doors were soon closed and with a ground time of just 35min, the turn around was quick. Soon we were taxing to the runway and were taxing at a fair clip as the ATC had requested the crew to expedite as there was another acft on approach. Unfortunately we had no narrow escape as the acfts were well separated. Soon we were airborne and were treated to a BEAUTIFUL sunset. This time around the cruising altitude was FL340 and an expected flying time of 1:30 hrs traffic permitting (exact words by the crew). I don't know much of this as i was soon busy sawing logs Wink and woke up only about 5 min before landing. The landing was another smooth affair and we vacated the runway via taxiway C.

There was a mini-drama after this as the Apron control changed the parking stand at the last minute and the ground staff had a bit of exercise as they ran to the new stand to greet the acft. I hanged around till the end because i wanted to meet the deck crew and thank them for the flight.
The trip to the terminal was fast, even though we were packed like sardines in the bus. Since another Go Air flt had landed at the same time, the baggage belt was packed. My bags took about 30 min before they appeared, and some people had to wait even longer. Overall i had a decent time onboard, and the crew were very attentive and helpful.

On a scale of 10, i would rate G8 as follows:

on time performance : 8
plane cleanliness : 3
cabin crew : 10
luggage retrieval : 7

I am sorry for this long TR, but then again its my first attempt.
And secondly, sorry for the fact that i was unable to take any pics as i was more busy trying to sleep. Hope to improve on the next time.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VT-WAW? Go-Air? Go-Air's aircraft are filthy? hmmm!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is your first TR, impressed Very Happy Looking more TRs from you, well as a passenger, i mean Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great report!

Would you fly Go air again if you had a choice?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm...tricky question

except for the tacky cabin, i have no other problems...so i guess i would fly Go Air if i have no other choice Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice TR, sir!

... and your company's reputation is quite good! Seems to be contributing quite well to the cash flow of the parent company Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice TR.
Im surprised that GoAir was not clean.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice TR. Enjoyed reading.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man great TR ... why don't you post a pilot TR ot something like from the Flt deck would be really great to have a different view on a TR
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhumbline wrote:
Hey man great TR ... why don't you post a pilot TR ot something like from the Flt deck would be really great to have a different view on a TR


don't get me started pal...i can be quite a whiner Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice TR buddy...would like to see more...Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep them coming bro u seem to be doing well Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: BLR-HYD-BOM Reply with quote

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18 Nov 07
BLR - HYD - BOM
VT-WAW
G8-375

hey pal there is some thing wrong with aircraft registration cos go air dont have VT- WAW in there fleet since 6 month now they have is VT- WAA to WAF if you know the colour of the aircraft the registration are as follows

WAA- green
WAB- orange
WAC- blue
WAD- pink
WAE- magenta( dark pink) 1st brand new aircraft for go air
WAF- red 2nd brand new aircraft just delivery on 16 th of nov
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: BLR-HYD-BOM Reply with quote

sandeep995 wrote:

hey pal there is some thing wrong with aircraft registration cnov......



eeks......my mistake...it was WAC-Harpic Blue Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Nice TR. Enjoyed reading it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope to see pictures as well !!! a nice TR indeed do write as many TR's as possible
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heheh thanks for the GO TR. Im waiting to fly Indigo and Go.
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