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US Trip: Air India’s Non-Stop

September 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I took Air India’s Mumbai-New York Non-Stop flight for the fourth time in two years. I was on one of the first flights when they launched the service in August 2007. I have to say it is the best way to travel to the US, and would recommend it highly. By way of disclosure, I travel business class to the US.Till the Non-Stop came along, travelling to New York meant going through Europe. Even if it was the same aircraft, it meant a break in the journey, and hanging around one of the European airports for a few hours early in the morning. It didn’t make for a pleasant start to the journey.

Now, the Air India Non-Stop gets you into JFK at about 7:15 am, after a 16-hour flight. At that time, the US security process also is fast because there are few other arriving flights.

Business class has flat beds, so one can easily get 6-8 hours of sleep. I have loved international flights because they also give me many hours of undisturbed thinking time. It all makes for a refreshing start to the trip.

The service on-board is excellent. From the in-flight staff to the food (Jain, for me) to the cleanliness of the toilets to the entertainment (Hindi movies that I never watch), I have never had reason to complain during any of my flights.

So, next time you are thinking of going to the US East Coast, try the Air India Non-Stop.

Tomorrow: Internal US Travel

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vishal // Sep 29, 2009 at 6:34 am

    I think with longer flights like this in economy class is bit of a pain. I travel from Melb to Newyork nearly 14 hrs nonstop just kills me. Obviously I dont have the luxury to travel business class as Rajesh 🙂 May be i need to come up with next big idea 🙂

  • 2 Rupen Sharma // Sep 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    It’s a pity the recent turmoil and consequent disruptions in Air India’s service.

    Nice blog dude, very nice!

  • 3 FirstBallSix // Sep 29, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    “By way of disclosure, I travel business class to the US.” must have been the first sentence in the post 🙂

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