It was when I heard they are flying Airbus 330 on domestic sector in
India. It is the only flight that has a reverse herringbone business class
product in India. It became my top priority to review this product and get on
it as soon as possible. I used my Jet Airways’ upgrade voucher to upgrade to
Premier Class. If you are a fan of civil aviation in India - You definitely
need to try out this product.
Mumbai (BOM) to Delhi
Class Flown – Business
Seat – 6 D
I reached almost at the end but thanks to separate premier line I could
check-in in time. I was the last passenger and hence didn’t have any option but
to use seat that was available. I was allotted the last row 6D in middle row. I
wasn’t aware of what that meant when I accepted that seat.
The flight was on time
and I was ecstatic to see what is in store for me. In this flight the entry
gate divided the economy from the premier (business class). Flight was boarded
in a systematic manner. There are 18 business class seats on this flight. They
have different seating arrangements alphabetically coded as A, D and K instead
of A, B and C; based upon location of similar seat in economy. Each passenger
gets a semi-individual cabin (reverse-herringbone seat). Seats, labeled as A
and D, face each other and if you want some more privacy – you should opt for a
K seat. Last seat is usually quiet as crew is always at the front and there is a
big barrier between economy and business classes.
I went and took my seat. I was offered watermelon juice or apple juice
along with water. I opted for apple juice. Chief Steward came, introduced
himself to me and let me know if I needed anything that would make me more
comfortable. I knew right away that I was with an experienced air crew.
For those who don’t
know what reverse herringbone is – You get individual cabin having a flatbed
seat. Jet Airways markets and exaggerates the seat as someone sleeping on the
cloud. You get multiple controls. If you click on Zzz – it makes your seat flat
They also have USB
sockets to charge your portable devices.
Apple juice and water
Spread your legs comfortably
|USB power charging plug and Audio Jack|
|Seat in normal form|
|Remote control for cabin and entertainment control|
|Airshow on screen|
|Seat when reclined fully. Sorry for the dark image.|
Seat wasn't the most
comfortable to sleep in but I could definitely get used to it. It felt little
firmer than usual. However it is definitely better than angled seats we usually
get on normal jet airways seat.
As it was a night flight – I got dinner course
on the flight. When I saw menu card – I knew I wouldn’t like anything in this
menu. 2 options were non-vegetarian and last option didn’t look good to me. Though
breads, provided to me, were great.
I did enjoy Mango cream cake. I ordered a mint
mojito just to taste. I found it too sweet and left it aside. Overall I believe
that dining experience can definitely be improved on this flight.
This flight has got very good hard product for sure.
Soft product left a lot to be desired. I wish they add better options for food
on the menu. I am not skeptical about the seats being wonderful. In fact I
would recommend someone to try this product at least once if he/she is also an aviation
geek like I am.
I am also curious about, on which flight does
Jet Airways provide Krispy Kreme donuts and burgers? That should be the ideal
flight for that option. Apparently it is not in this flight. I will have to go asking
around next time. I also went to economy class to see the degree of comfort
offered by seats. Seats are indeed better than usual Jet Airways product. The
fact that they are not charging any premium to be on this flight makes it a
must for try if you don't mind late night flights to Delhi.
I would definitely opt for a K row in my next
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