July 17, 2006

Air Deccan: Unacceptable

Filed under: India — Chris @ 4:06 pm

The cancelled our first outgoing flight, then they rescheduled our make-up flight. So we set out about eight hours later than we had planned. Then they delayed our return flight. Twice. By a total of about six and a half hours*.

In fairness, in every case we were informed of the change before we had left for the airport** (by SMS, to boot). And the flights themselves were not as unpleasant as I had been led to expect. I saw no rats on board, for example. And I did not have to throw any elbows to secure an unreserved seat.

Still, I shan’t be flying them again.

* Here’s customer service for you: our flight was delayed so much that it took off after the next Air Deccan flight to Bangalore. Which we were not informed existed, much less offered a seat on.

** If H and I had spend 8 hours in the Bangalore airport, at least one of us would be dead. For sure.



  1. You have so far dissed
    * Busses
    * Trains
    * Plains

    … which leaves you with

    * rickshaws… no wait, you dissed those, too
    * bullock-carts
    * your own feet
    * stationary immobility


    Comment by Tobi K — July 17, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

  2. plains???

    darn… must be my transliteration system typing here

    Comment by Tobi K — July 17, 2006 @ 5:47 pm

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