Delhi to London Air India flight experience 3rd Feb 2018

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So finally going to London again after Aug last year. Last year I took emirates flight, it was awesome. This time I looked at booking flights via Makemytrip website. Was looking for a cheap flight from Delhi to London this time, as was running low on budgets, but as usual high on spirits. The plan was to get a morning flight from Delhi and And arrive around evening in London, so that he gets his work done and come to pick me up at the airport. As per my criteria, I started looking and looked at no other website but MakeMyTrip, because I personally like this website, have traveled a lot locally within India and booked hotels and flights in the past. So finally i got a good deal and booked an Air India Flight.

Inside Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3

Inside Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3

Checked in time, boarded the Air India aircraft number AI – 111 from Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3. The flight took off like 20 mins late almost. Sat in an Air India Flight after very long time I would say after 2 years or so. The plane which I boarded this time was Dreamliner Boeing 787-8. The flight started about 20 Mins late. That’s was allright really. I got my seat which was 16J, had no issues in boarding. All fine, sat down. The flight was full and had noisy crowd I would say. Opened up the Entertainment screen in front of me. And to my surprise all the Hollywood movies were dated, like i don’t more than year old. I was totally disappointed by that fact that, they had no new movies to offer. I already started comparing my experience with my last flight with Emirates. And then the snacks time came. I generally drink red wine, or sparkling water while on the journey. So I asked for the usual the red wine. And they didn’t had any. So they gave me the white whine instead. I was feeling utterly disappointed already by two experiences, and was hoping the food would be good, as last time when i flew with Air India, I remembered I had a good meal. Which was the reason i booked the flight with Air India again.

Main Course Meal in Air India AI-111 Flight

Main Course Meal in Air India AI-111 Flight

The food was average, i mean for the price just below this I was getting Emirates flight, the only reason i didn’t booked Emirates this time, was that it was not a direct flight and i wanted to reach London without any journey breaks. If i knew that the service and the standards would be so down in Air India this time, i wouldn’t have booked the flight with Air India at first place. But there you go, this is the experience I had with them. And probably the last time i am going with them, Anyway, the tea time came and the shadiness continued, with cheap plastics replacing good quality stainless steal cutlery. They gave a chocolate and a cheese stuffed croissant, with cheap plastics all around.

Tea time in Air India AI-111

Tea time in Air India AI-111

It was a 9 hours and 40 mins flight, it was super boring and no good movies to watch. Overall I had been disappointed with Air India’s International flight service from Delhi to London. Personally I don’t think I am planning to fly with Air India any time in the near future. Well if you are looking for a direct cheap flight from Delhi to London, where you are least bothered with infotainment available on the flight and don’t care about the service, not sure why you fly with Air India. There are better options in the market like British Airways, Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic.

Delhi to London on flight information screen, Air India AI-111

Delhi to London on flight information screen, Air India AI-111

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