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Old 24th April 2008, 17:20   #391
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Anyone travelled by Goair?
I do. Quite often, they are my second choice in low-price airlines, after Indigo.
Almost the entire India Trip that I recently did with TheOne® was on GoAir.
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CDG is one of the worst airports in Europe (now Heathrow seems to want to compete), so I would not advice it... And AF is an avg airline which is hardly very helpful or efficient. If you speak French, it is probably different :-)

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Dont scare me man , I am going for a week long trip from bangy to paris by Air France .CDG would be my landing and return :( Is it that bad?
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Dont scare me man , I am going for a week long trip from bangy to paris by Air France .CDG would be my landing and return :( Is it that bad?
CDG is a terrible airport, chaotic and mismanaged for the average European.
For an Indian, it is a walk in the park.
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CDG is a terrible airport, chaotic and mismanaged for the average European.
For an Indian, it is a walk in the park.
Thanks Sam, your words were very confidence inspiring. Though june might be even more chaotic because of the peak season I guess.
BTW, this is my first european trip so any tips for surviving the airport menace (if any)?
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BTW, this is my first european trip so any tips for surviving the airport menace (if any)?
Read. Look for signs. Don't ask for directions because this is something Europeans aren't used to.

Everything has a sign, look for it. And if you're alone, carry an MP3 player, lol.
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Anyone travelled by Goair?
From my experience - Indigo is best - Go is second best -(they have older aircrafts than indigo - hence occasional issues with them - hence the delay -but not experience any personally)

Air Deccan has recently improved I have heard - but after my experiences I dont want to fly them -

Low cost Indian Airlines tickets are sometimes similar in price to higher cost indigo/go (depending on lot of complicated circumstances - which none of same mortals know about) but sometimes worth a try there as well..

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Everything has a sign, look for it. And if you're alone, carry an MP3 player, lol.
Soon we'll have Sammy commenting on how life looks like through a music video.
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I have been through CDG once and had no issues. But mind you, this might have been a one off experience, LOL...
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One of my favourites. I got in early to have a meal there but since the gate was not announced, i decided to wait since the furthest gate took 30 min in the mayhem. In the end, all i had was a sandwich!
Hell yes, isn't that Bxx or its the C? I loved the airport. I landed at Terminal 4 and thought that 5 would be like next door. It took an 18 minute bus ride to get to Terminal 5 where I killed 4 hours doing nothing because internet at 1 pound for 10 minutes did not fascinate me. The gate was announced and it happened to be B36 which takes one elevator, one train and 2 escalators to reach. But I was amazed with the management. They did not lose my bag. .
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. I landed at Terminal 4 and thought that 5 would be like next door. It took an 18 minute bus ride to get to Terminal 5

The gate was announced and it happened to be B36 which takes one elevator, one train and 2 escalators to reach. But I was amazed with the management. They did not lose my bag. .
Thats why baggage gets delayed! you has 4 hours !

Lucky you, the train worked!!!!
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Lucky you, the train worked!!!!
I found that arrangement quite nice except for the walking part.
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FYI, IndiGo now charges Rs 100/- extra if you want to take the Emergency Exit seat.
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More leg room ? but they do not recline..do they ?
Spicejet also charges Rs 100 for seat allocation, be it emergency exit or any other row.

Normally, in most of the LCCs, the emergency exit and the immediate row behind it has non-reclining seats. Thats been my experience in GoAir and Spicejet so far
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Anyone travelled by Goair? The last time i was leaving by Indigo in mumbai there was mayhem in the Go Air counter as there was some sort of delay in their flight and i could hear people hearing that my flight should leave before his etc etc
I did last time, Mumbai-Delhi return. IMHO, it will be my 3rd choice in LCC. Spicejet is my 1st preference. Always on time flights (even during heavy Delhi fog!), 20kg check in baggage and very nice and courteous staff. Atleast they have the decency to serve water free of cost!

Indigo will be my 2nd preference and last would be Go Air. I was harrased quite a lot by Go Air people as I thought the baggage limit would be 20Kg (as is the case most other LCCs, except Deccan). Even though my baggage was just 2 kgs excess, they didnt let it pass without excess payment. Too unprofessional.
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Normally, in most of the LCCs, the emergency exit and the immediate row behind it has non-reclining seats. Thats been my experience in GoAir and Spicejet so far
In all airlines, it's usually the emergency row and the immediate row ahead of the exit that are non-reclining.
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The first 15 minutes the seat belt sign is on.
Then when its off, the meals are served, your chair needs to be upright so as to not inconvenience the guy eating behind.
The last 15 minutes, the seat belt sign is on.
LCAs normally dont serve meals na...
But yeah, i didnt go for the emergency exit seat because my flight was one hour only.

But reclining or not, the extra leg space does help for tall people.
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