Manta Air BLR-DDD for 50k INR return
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1w ago
Earlier I was wondering if the proposed BLR- DDD Manta air service would start or not. Now the good news is the service has started. Dhaalu atol is a small island in center of Maldives, below Male, but above GAN island. Dhaalu atol has few resort islands around it, whose customers so far had to fly in to Male and then take Manta air flight to DDD. Now they have a direct flight option. But the sad part of the news is this 3 hour one way ATR flight from Bengaluru to Dhaalu atol in Maldives is more expensive than a ticket to Europe from India. The asking price almost touches 600 USD or 50000 INR ..read more
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Kochi to Bali 16k return on AirAsia sale
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1w ago
Kochi to Bali return ticket is available for 16k on AirAsia sale, without checked bag (another 10k extra if checked bag is needed. This is the only decent deal I could find in their ongoing sale. COK-DMK return also costs 16k, same as Bali one stop flight. Chennai Melbourne is costing 35k return Kochi Manila is 24k return Current AirAsia sale is nowhere close to what it was pre-covid. I have flown 8k return to Brunei, 16k return to Japan, 22k return to NZ, 20k return to Australia and so on. Hope to find such fares again soon. Air Asia has also made it very hard to spot cheaper fares - not sho ..read more
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RyanAir's unique feature to save time n money
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1w ago
RyanAir is Europe's low cost airline. Ryanair tickets to various destinations cost less that what it costs you to reach airport from city center in bus or train. During my recent trip I noticed one unique feature in Ryanair's Boeing 737 Aircrafts Ryanair aircrafts carry a built in ladder that is folded and stored under the front door. Once aircraft reaches its destination bay, the ladder is expanded and passengers can start getting off the plane, not having to wait for any ground service. I wasn't prepared to shoot a video of this, so missed recording video. Took a photo after stairs are expa ..read more
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Aegean airlines experience: Athens-Santorini
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1w ago
I flew Aegean airways for the first time. Once from Athens to Santorini and return. Return was operated by Olympic Air. Aegean is name of the sea near Greece and Aegean airlines connects Athens to various parts of Europe. Aegean is almost 30 years old airline company, with some 70 aircrafts and over a billion euros in annual revenue. Ticket booking experience: I had some issue booking using my India debit card. So I had to take help of a cousin in Europe Athns-Santorini return cost me around 90 Euros- bit steep for off season. Ryanair flies similar distance for 20-30 Euros one way. But Ryana ..read more
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Cheap ticket to Egypt from Calicut
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1w ago
 Etihad seems to have some nice deal to Egypt from Kozhikode (Calicut) airport in South India 26k is a decent deal to Africa- it includes food and checked bag as well, unlike low cost airlines (Air Arabia, FlyDubai, Flynas etc) You may also qualify for Abu Dhabhi stop over option where you can stay for 2 days and explore bit of UAE Tickets between 20-30k INR are available for several date combinations for March & April- you may plan as per your interest and convenience. Etihad is reducing price only closer to travel date. If I check for June or July 2024, their price is 40-50k retu ..read more
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Athens airport in pictures & details
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2w ago
Sharing several photos of Athens International airport that I clicked during recent trip #1 Athens airport view from top & ATH ATC tower Taxi stand at Athens airport as seen from top Athens airport signage/logo Mountains near Athens airport- looks like Mount Ararat in Turkey but not sure Athens Airport has 3 sets of gates. Gate A is used for all non European destinations- USA, Asia etc Gate B is used for Schengen destinations Gate C is used for European non Schengen destinations that need passport control. I got to fly in or out of all 3 gates in my last trip- Gate A to arrive and ..read more
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First trip with Kuwait Airways: Experience, review
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2w ago
Kuwait Air is a lesser known airline from the Middle east. Everyone knows about Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways but not much about their neighbor Kuwait Airways. Kuwait Airways also operates a full service airline from their base Kuwait International Airport to destinations around the world, but their fleet size and destination coverage is much limited compared to Emirates, Etihad or Qatar. Kuwait airways also operates narrowbody aircrafts mostly and has very few wide body planes. I wouldn’t have booked on Kuwait Airways had they not offered super cheap fares. Last year November I first sp ..read more
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Crazy night Walking experience Santorini airport from Fira!
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3w ago
When I arrive an airport, I prefer taking public transport to town and from there walk to my hostel. This has worked all fine during most of my trips as most airports in Europe, America, Asia, Australia have public transport option to city center. However, my experience at Santorini airport in Greece was a lot different. A bit odd but it worked. I had booked a hotel some 4 kms from Santorini airport. Unfortunately my arrival flight was late night (10 PM) and departure flight was early morning - 6.40 AM. This meant I had to plan my travel from and to airport at night hours. Santorini public tra ..read more
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Kuwait Airport 1 hour transit time experience
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1M ago
When I saw an ultra cheap ticket to Europe (Mumbai Athens return for 24k INR, almost half the normal price) I almost immediately decided to book. But my biggest worry on this ticket was 1 hour transit time in Kuwait, including a terminal change. I was scheduled to arrive at Terminal 2 from Mumbai by 9.20 AM and next flight is from Terminal 4 at 10.30 AM, giving me just 70 minutes aircraft to aircraft. If I am to miss my connection, next flight to Athens was only next day, that too one stop via Italy. I would loose almost 2 days of holiday because of this. I decided to take the gamble and book ..read more
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Flyarystan stopping India services?
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1M ago
Looks like FlyArystan, Air Astana's low cost subsidiary that operates flight between Delhi to Almaty for as low as 7000 INR return, is not keen on continuing India flights Their official website no longer accepting bookings from April 2024. Fly Arystan had Mumbai-Almaty service which also is no longer offered. They were flying to CIT (Shymkent) last year but stopped that and replaced with flight to Almaty, now even that seems to be discontinued. I have one ticket with them in March. Hopefully that flight will operate as per schedule. Almaty and central Asia destinations had gained popularity ..read more
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