Sep 1, 2010

Around the world in 15 hours! (Half way that is...)

I recently took the non-stop Continental flight from Newark to Mumbai. It is pretty amazing that once you board the aircraft, a movie, two meals & few hours of sleep later you are actually touching down at your home country!!

This was the first time I took Continental and liked their service very much. Take off and landing was so smooth that you would miss it if you are not paying attention. The crew was friendly & courteous. Kids too enjoyed their choice of movies & games. They even liked the meal options. Not a stir or complaint from the kids all through the flight.

The only downside is that not enough connecting flights to Trivandrum or Tuticorin or Madurai from Mumbai. I had to wait 8 hours to catch the first flight out to Trivandrum. Since I have family in Mumbai the wait was okay. Let's leave it at that as it is not Continental's issue...

Thank you Continental for bringing us NRI's closer to home!

9 comments:

A said...

Oh. That is first. Continental is just OK...

Renu said...

I like our AI..but then it has direct flights from delhi only, so we take whatevr is available directly from chennai.

Bikramjit said...

yeah continental is ok, i had a horrific experience .. I had to roam the whol of USA to reach canada (vancouver) this is how it went

Birmingham UK to Washington dc, 3 hours wait.. then a thunderstorm came so everything went haywire .. I was to fly from DC to vancouver .. direct

I ended up Dc-Chicago-denver-seattle-vancouver HOW the heck was that the fastest and valid I still have to come to terms with that .. NO wait there was a stop in between esssssssshhh I forgot was it LA or San fransisco Damn I forgot
and my luggage cud not catch up with me it reach two days later :)

NRIGirl said...

Bikramjit! My head is spinning looking at your itinerary... Hope you finally made it...

NRIGirl said...

So @A! what is your prefered airlines for traveling to India?

NRIGirl said...

@Renu: AI is my Mom's all time favorite but I hated their old flights.

But now I hear they have brand new flying machines... Should give it a try.

Bikramjit said...

yeah i finally made it .. and Noooo dont try AI.. worst airline i have ever been tooo.. no matter what people say its the WORST.. and there are hundreds who will vouch for me here ... I preferred going by Turkeministan airlines to Delhi but not AI..

SG said...

Continental is fine. I like their "designer" plastic cup.

A said...

NRIGirl,

I hate planes now and all airline that operate in the USA. Out of NA airlines, American is better followed by Delta followed by United and then Continental and then US Airways...

But they are all bad.

Singapore Airline, British Airlines, Jet, Air France, JAL, Cathy Pacific are better.

If I go to India, I take Delta-Air France combination or British Airways.

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