Jet Airways is the 19th airline that I have used during my backpacker journey. This yellow-blue airline is India’s second largest airline and part of its holdings are held by Etihad Airways from United Arab Emirates (UAE). And this Jet Airways’ flight was my second flight with it. My first flight with Jet Airways occurred when I was flying from Kathmandu to New Delhi on January 4, 2018.
This Jet Airways 9W275 was a regular flight on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. I issued my ticket 7 months before flight, precisely on May 26, 2018.
MUMBAI has attractiveness that anesthetized me to be willing to stop by before heading to Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have never believed in the “negative” news about India ….For me, this Mahabharata land has exotic views which I can’t forgotten. Exoticism that can be carved in my heart and contaminates my brain when I leave this country.
Back to Jet Airways flight….
After I finished my process in Shahjalal International Airport immigration counter, I just needed to pass a small hall where passengers waited before entering the gate.
towards gate 11
Before entering airport waiting room, I passed X-ray checking in front of gate :
This is the uniqueness about Jet Airways, after passing x-ray checking, every passenger’s cabin baggage have to be opened and checked again. It felt very strict. Reminded me when my cabin baggage checked in front of Jet Airways door. It happened when I left Kathmandu for New Delhi in January 2018… very funny.
That is inspection table of cabin baggage
after passing the cabin baggage inspection, all passengers could sat in waiting room of gate 11:
I think India and Bangladesh passanger have uniqueness
After 20 minutes of waiting, I finally started boarding.
Peek a front of plane…become my ritual before flying.
Boarding through aviobridge and looking for my seat number 37F … It was window seat.
This is interior appearance of Boeing 737-900 ER from Jet Airways
Wanted to see my face that hasn’t been bathed since 24 hours before flying.
This flight duration was 3 hours 25 minutes. During the flight, I was treated to a Non Vegetarian Meal. I was offered vegetarian or non vegetarian meal by a flight attendant on the plane because I forgot to choose food when I issued the ticket. After I opened, the contents was rice with Indian curry chicken.
The beautiful and handsome Indian flight attendants became a view that spiced up my flight.
are they beautiful?
At the beginning of my flight when leaving Dhaka, the outside view from plane’s window seemed ordinary. I chose to read JetWings, which is Jet Airways’ inflight magazine.
But starting into the 2.5 flight hours, I was presented with beautiful scenery that captivated my eyes
rocky mountains.…very close….scary but beautiful.
I don’t know, what river is that?….it is very long and beautiful
An hour later, the plane was above Mumbai city.
Mumbai city from above
Resident houses are very crowded
Finally after 3.5 hours, I landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. Oh yess.…This airport is the main hub of Jet Airways, guys.…
Finally I set foot in India .…Do you want to see Mumbai, guys?….