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Old 19th September 2018, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default My second Dreamliner experience: Air India 787 to Chennai

Hi all, itís me again. My 4th trip report on this forum and my first and only one this year.

This is a short holiday during my army days, both sectors done in a 787 Dreamliner. Air India offered the most competitive prices on this sector.

A Trip to 2 cost 670 with taxes while SQ went as high as 900.

Tickets book more than a month in advance.

My previous experience on a Dreamliner can be read here, http://www.sqtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15624

My flight to Chennai is on 22 September, this coming Saturday.

I will try to make it a real time trip report like my last one.

Stay tuned!!!

To be continued.......
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Old 20th September 2018, 11:22 AM   #2
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Safe travels, and looking forward to your TR! Cheers.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 10:34 AM   #3
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Checked in and proceeded to my gate at the far end of terminal 2. A look around told me it was a very full flight, luckily the middle seat on my row was empty.

Before that, some pics from the viewing area at T2,

https://i.imgur.com/z6xJ3EDm.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/7mxP8x4m.jpg

My gate for today,



My ride for today was VT-ANV, a 3 year old dreamliner.



My seat was 11J, the first row and the emergency exit row.Spacious legroom.

Boarding,

https://i.imgur.com/ZpXO2FQ.jpg

Boarding completed on time and pushback started sharp at 0900.

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Old 24th September 2018, 11:39 PM   #4
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sorry for not showing the images in the above post, forgot to use the image tag.

anyway above are the missing pictures in chronological order.

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Old 24th September 2018, 11:41 PM   #5
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You just gotta love those huge engines on the 787,



Plenty of legroom at row 11,



A peek into business class,



The galley,


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Old 24th September 2018, 11:44 PM   #6
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Pictures while taxiing runway 20C for departure,

SQ 773,



Air india express 737,



The Takeoff queue,



SQ A380,


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Old 24th September 2018, 11:47 PM   #7
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On this flight, breakfast was served,

2 choices, Veg or Non-Veg were informed verbally by the crew,

Non veg was omelette while veg was upma with sambar vada. I chose the non veg option.

The meal tray,



Unwrapped,



Made a stop at the lavatory after the meal,

Basic amenites,





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Old 24th September 2018, 11:48 PM   #8
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before you proceed further, do you want to do something with the size of your image?
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Old 24th September 2018, 11:52 PM   #9
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Windows centrally dimmed and lights switched off after meal service,

The dimming function is so brilliant that it did not seem like we were flying in bright sunshine outside,

Enjoying my movie, no pillows provided on this flight,



Headphones provided were of the headband variety, audio was clear enough. Better than the in ear earphones provided on other airlines,



The IFE was touchscreen though i prefer to use the remote when reclining my seat.


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Old 24th September 2018, 11:54 PM   #10
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Soon it was time to land, cabin prepared for landing.

The Chennai coast,



The population density is quite high as visible below,



A very famous flyover in chennai called the 'kathipara' flyover,


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Old 24th September 2018, 11:59 PM   #11
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Landed at 1020 LT, 5 mins ahead of schedule.

Parked at the far end of the terminal away from immigration,

Deplaning,



Immigration queue was long as Emirates from dubai and Saudia from Riyadh landed around the same time but soon we cleared it,

Luggage arrived quickly and i was out of the airport soon after.

Stay tuned for the return trip report next week,

Thanks for reading.

Comments welcomed.

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Old 25th September 2018, 12:13 AM   #12
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can you something to the size of your image? As much as I would like to read and probably a lot of others will, it is making it difficult for us to even view unless one have a super high res screen
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Old 25th September 2018, 11:54 AM   #13
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Quote:
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can you something to the size of your image? As much as I would like to read and probably a lot of others will, it is making it difficult for us to even view unless one have a super high res screen
Changed now
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Old 26th September 2018, 02:00 AM   #14
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Sorry but the 2 pictures in your 3rd post is still very large.
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