Team-BHP > Commercial Vehicles


Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 17th March 2023, 08:21   #46
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Internet
Posts: 135
Thanked: 235 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperGirl_Dad View Post

Is this abnormal or is it making a mountain out of mole hill? Can coffee spill cause critical equipment failure as alleged?
This is absolutely preposterous . While coffee spill may have not been linked to severe incidents in past, it may cause unexpected systems failures such as following:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1VX22T
gutsy is offline   (15) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 13:37   #47
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Kottayam, KL
Posts: 247
Thanked: 1,168 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

This looks like a flight to Guwahati. Very stupid of the pilots to put their drink there & ever stupider to post a picture of it. A spill could make something go wrong like the A350 & A330 incidents years ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperGirl_Dad View Post
On a separate note: why are the thrusters not symmetrical?
Could be the autothrottle or just that there is a slight play in the levers...

On a lighter note, makes another case for the A320 with folding tables in cockpit
TSIboy is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 14:10   #48
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 607
Thanked: 862 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpksuhas View Post
Akasa - I guess they are yet to settle down with their processes. Web-check-in, they mandatorily asked for paid seat, that's no seats are free for them. I selected autoassign or which got an Email that my seats will be assigned only 6 hours prior and they will send the boarding pass only past that. On crossing the said 6 hours timeline, I get another mail and SMS, that they have some technical issue and cant assign seat. Will have to do check-in from counter.

There, they issue boarding pass, but at gate, when they scan this boarding pass, it says seat not valid. Finally after lot of discussion among themselves, they assign another seat. And then, I get a call on mobile from airline staff asking why I havent boarded yet. Seems due to the seat issue, its still shown as not boarded in their system. Thankfully that got cleared.

Seats are comfortable compared to Indigo (not a great benchmark, still)
I had the exact opposite experience at Bengaluru airport. I opted for the auto assign as well because the free seat that was available was a middle seat. 6 hrs before the departure, I got the message about a window seat assigned to me.

Had a smooth journey back home. The guy beside me turned out to be a petrol head as well, and we had a good time chatting about cars and lots of other things under the sun. "Auto assign" worked out pretty well for me
shifu is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 14:29   #49
Distinguished - BHPian
 
lamborghini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,993
Thanked: 5,360 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Did a recent flight to Goa.

Flew in on Akasa & landed at GOX Mopa Airport : Overall a very pleasant experience.
Akasa Airlines on some flights have the first 3 rows as a business class of sorts (2 seats on either side with better legroom & width) - but at a fraction of the price since you are basically just paying for the seats and not really a separate class.
The other seats are standard fare - not the most spacious.
Service was good, and food was excellent by other airline standards.
With this experience Akasa, is on my top 3 preferred domestic airlines - along with Indigo and Vistara.

Mopa Airport too was smooth and done up very nicely. Was pleased to see a starbucks at the arrivals baggage claim area, though would have preferred better signage for the exit.

On the return trip, I took Vistara and flew out from GOI Dabolim Airport. Was very happy with the service on board courtesy the flight attendant - one of the best I experienced across airlines, and classes.
lamborghini is online now   (4) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 15:05   #50
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 6,819
Thanked: 14,763 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamborghini View Post
landed at GOX Mopa Airport
Unless you had a personal / hotel pickup, did you notice any changes/ improvements in the taxi facilities from this airport into other parts of Goa? And cellular coverage.

Esp. after all the social media attention it got right after commencing operations.
libranof1987 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 15:12   #51
Distinguished - BHPian
 
lamborghini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,993
Thanked: 5,360 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by libranof1987 View Post
Unless you had a personal / hotel pickup, did you notice any changes/ improvements in the taxi facilities from this airport into other parts of Goa? And cellular coverage.

Esp. after all the social media attention it got right after commencing operations.
Cellular coverage was fine on Jio & Airtel - I had organized a self drive hire and met him at the designated spot and was able to communicate without any issue.

Similarly, there were a few taxis available for hire outside as well though not in the same number as one sees at Dabolim Airport.
lamborghini is online now   (3) Thanks
Old 17th March 2023, 15:33   #52
BHPian
 
Bigzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 436
Thanked: 467 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quite a few Indigo flights for me post pandemic - The airline has its issues - like asking more money for seat allocation during web check-in ( aisle and window seats are always 250+ or 350+ ), thin seats and low legroom - but one thing its done for me without fail - depart and land on time. All my trips have been bang on time, and this has helped me quite a bit as it allowed me to catch connection trains/buses from the destination city when needed. They have focused a lot on efficient boarding processes , and they somehow have managed to do the scheduling in such a way that delays are minimized.

On the other hand we ( members of the family ) had three SpiceJet flights in the last three months - and each flight had a delay of 1 hour or more - in one case 3 hours.
Bigzero is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 19th March 2023, 16:51   #53
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Thane, Mumbai
Posts: 41
Thanked: 74 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperGirl_Dad View Post
Came across this news article of SpiceJet pilots enjoying coffee and snacks in cockpit and has ruffled some feathers on how they have placed their hot beverage. DGCA and Airline are looking at the available facts.

Attachment 2429241

Source:

Link1
Link2
https://twitter.com/BanditOnYour6/st...l-4947477.html

Is this abnormal or is it making a mountain out of mole hill?
Iím of the opinion that itís exaggerated! On long haul flights many of the pilots eat + drink inside the cockpit. How come there arenít any snaps about these acts putting passengers and the machine at risk ? And another point to ponder is who has clicked the photo ? Might be one of the pilots or the staff who was inside to serve. A harmless snap might be the reason for a blowup.
cdrajeevkumar is offline  
Old 19th March 2023, 17:20   #54
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 556
Thanked: 2,593 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperGirl_Dad View Post
Came across this news article of SpiceJet pilots enjoying coffee and snacks in cockpit and has ruffled some feathers on how they have placed their hot beverage. DGCA and Airline are looking

Source:

Link1
Link2
https://twitter.com/BanditOnYour6/st...l-4947477.html

Is this abnormal or is it making a mountain out of mole hill? Can coffee spill cause critical equipment failure as alleged?

On a separate note: why are the thrusters not symmetrical?

The Boeing 737 is a unergonomic flight deck design. In 2023 it should be classified as a workplace hazard. The pilots don't have a table to place their documents, eat food, awkwardly placed cup holders , some models don't have cup holders, a narrow claustrophobic flight deck where your limbs are brushing against levers, handles and God knows what.

That apart, it is dangerous to keep liquids over the pedestal since a large number of electronic parts are housed below. Also being a relic of the 1960s the 737 doesn't have liquid proofing, so a coffee spill will definitely fry the equipment and could prove dangerous to the flight.

The stupidity of the pilots is to keep objects in the wrong place and then take pictures and instagram it. Spicejet is a failed airline which must be shut. They have several safety issues, low quality training, doctored practices all being done in a clandestine manner. Their closeness with the ruling party is keeping them afloat. I won't be surprised at a hull loss sooner than later.
AirbusCapt is offline   (19) Thanks
Old 19th March 2023, 21:30   #55
BHPian
 
bordeaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 263
Thanked: 1,012 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by V.Narayan View Post
After smoking in the toilet on board a flight and fighting with the crew and other pax this worthy opts for jail in preference to bail!! Either he is delusional and might come to his senses or he is seeking dysfunctional publicity or he hasn't paid his rent and needs a state guest facility or ________ {fill in the blanks}!!. What's with Indian males and flying.
My brother here wants to be a politician, I think!
bordeaux is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 20th March 2023, 08:22   #56
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 231
Thanked: 1,603 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Why should only passengers have all the fun..

Flight attendants delay flight for over an hour after getting into a flight

Not domestic fortunately..

Last edited by EV NXT : 20th March 2023 at 08:47.
EV NXT is offline  
Old 20th March 2023, 08:52   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,040
Thanked: 5,796 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirbusCapt View Post
The Boeing 737 is a unergonomic flight deck design. In 2023 it should be classified as a workplace hazard. The pilots don't have a table to place their documents, eat food, awkwardly placed cup holders , some models don't have cup holders, a narrow claustrophobic flight deck where your limbs are brushing against levers, handles and God knows what.
So Airbus has gone to the other extreme end and created flight decks that look like Mission Control Centre, Houston -the most exciting "static" place ever. Thank god Boeing has retained the control column as the one representation of actual "in hand" control. In fact, the moment they tried automation beyond necessary, the Max became a dangerous plane.

PS: Please take this in jest- its just that I have a thing for mechanical, old-school type aviation.
fhdowntheline is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 20th March 2023, 08:59   #58
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 556
Thanked: 2,593 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by fhdowntheline View Post
So Airbus has gone to the other extreme end and created flight decks that look like Mission Control Centre, Houston -the most exciting "static" place ever. Thank god Boeing has retained the control column as the one representation of actual "in hand" control. In fact, the moment they tried automation beyond necessary, the Max became a dangerous plane.

PS: Please take this in jest- its just that I have a thing for mechanical, old-school type aviation.
No offense taken sir. Some like the ambassador and some prefer a bmw. However by all means a bmw is far more safe than a ambassador no matter what "thook patti" one applies on the ambassador and calls it the max.

By the way, just for all members information: the airbus 320 automation is a 40 year old design. Imagine that. It's not new.
AirbusCapt is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 20th March 2023, 09:12   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,040
Thanked: 5,796 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirbusCapt View Post
No offense taken sir. Some like the ambassador and some prefer a bmw. However by all means a bmw is far more safe than a ambassador no matter what "thook patti" one applies on the ambassador and calls it the max.

By the way, just for all members information: the airbus 320 automation is a 40 year old design. Imagine that. It's not new.
Makes you wonder where is the next leap for aviation technology. As @AirbusCapt says, majority of the world airline fleets comprise of planes which have a 40 year old automation design or a 55 year old one. Even the latest B777X is just incremental improvement over a 30 year old B777 design. The Dreamliner tech is also almost 15 years old. Perhaps Boeing should have done something about the Sonic Cruiser, that would have been something to look forward to.
fhdowntheline is offline  
Old 20th March 2023, 09:29   #60
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 6,819
Thanked: 14,763 Times
Re: Domestic Air Travel & Airlines | Reviews, Anecdotes, Advice, Cautions

Quote:
Originally Posted by fhdowntheline View Post
Even the latest B777X is just incremental improvement over a 30 year old B777 design. The Dreamliner tech is also almost 15 years old. Perhaps Boeing should have done something about the Sonic Cruiser, that would have been something to look forward to.
Given that the timespan of the lifecycle of a plane, from design to production, can run into decades if not multiple decades, it is not surprising that the designs are that old.

The last time the industry tried something very radical - the Airbus 380 - the industry dynamics and economics had long moved on from the problem/solution that they 380 was imagined for. As a result, you have ~10 year old planes being scrapped / cannibalised.
libranof1987 is offline   (3) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks