I was very much impressed the last time I flew in Vistara from Mumbai to Kochi. I was hoping for, the return journey via an airliner, to be equally rewarding
Vistara UK 996
Kochi (COK) to Mumbai (BOM)
Flight type – Airbus 320
Departure – 3:50 PM
Class Flown – Business
Seat – 1 D
Seat – 1 D
When I reached for check in, I was probably alone in business class queue and hence it was a quick check in. They didn’t have anyone manning around the counter. So I had to ask for to get someone to complete my check-in formalities. They asked me to use default Earth Lounge at the airport which is curiously before security check.
Kochi Mumbai Vistara Flight
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Boarding started way later than it was notified on boarding pass. This seemed normal when I enquired about it from other passengers who fly via Vistara frequently. When I boarded the flight, dramatically it was the same flight which I had taken from Mumbai. Apparently the route of the flight is a loop- Delhi to Mumbai to Kochi and back to Mumbai.
There were 8 Business class seats on this flight.
The members of the Crew didn’t do any introductions but they were gracious. I could speculate instantly that they were neophytes and didn’t have much of experiences. I was the only passenger in Business class but still had to make some effort to connect to them.
MealMenu card looked fresh and different and it had 3 choices. As I am a vegetarian/vegan – I could only opt for one out of 2 choices. Arab Mezze Platter or Pav Bhaji. This was an evening flight and hence I was served with snacks only. I chose Mezze Platter and it provided an authentic Arabic experience on the flight.
Kochi Marriott Vistara Meal
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Presentation of food was wonderful and the food was delicious too.
Kochi Mumbai Vistara Food2
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I ordered chocolate brownie sundae for dessert which was sugary.
They provided coconut water along with the food.
This is probably the only flight which has an in-flight entertainment system. They gave me a Samsung Tablet and a pair of Sony headphones which were wonderful. The choices for entertainment were bare minimum but it justifies the adage “something better than nothing” I hope they do add more content in next 6 months. Stewardess said they are planning to add 4 movies per month to their collection. For the time being, they had only 2 movies – ‘Kingsman secret service’ and “Pyaar ka punchnama part2”.
Kochi Mumbai Vistara Entertainment
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Sony headphones felt very light and nice on my ears. They were comfortable to wear and could basically filter out most of the cacophonic sound.
Kochi Mumbai Entertainment 2
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I really loved the product and would definitely fly again. I don’t like pseudo-revenue based tier system on this flight. However I definitely hope that they keep introducing offers such as one class upgrade. I wish the crew were better but anyways, I loved the product.