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Spotting at BLR + Jet Airways BLR-MAA, October 2017

Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:57 am

Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster here.

This report covers a short hop from Bengaluru to Chennai, India, in October 2017. I believe a picture speaks a thousand words, and hence would like to keep writing to a minimum.

Jet Airways 2738
Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] - Chennai [MAA/VOMM]
October 28th, 2017
STD: 6:20 PM
STA: 7:25 PM
Actual flight time: 48 minutes

I arrived at the airport at 3:30 PM, a good 3 hours ahead of departure...but too late for the earlier flight to Chennai. I used the check-in kiosk, and cleared security in a matter of minutes.

ImageBengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

Jet Airways dominating the ramp - VT-JCV, an ATR72-212A(500); VT-JFQ, an B737-8AL and VT-JCW, an ATR72-212A(500).

ImageJet Airways at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

A lone SpiceJet Q400 VT-SUU.

ImageVT-SUU - SpiceJet DHC-8-402Q at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-JCV pushing back as 9W2314 to Chennai.

ImageVT-JCV - Jet Airways ATR72-212A(500) at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-JCW pushing back as 9W2625 to Coimbatore.

ImageVT-JCW - Jet Airways ATR72-212A(500) at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-WAJ, a GoAir A320 departing to Mumbai as G8320.

ImageVT-WAJ - GoAir A320-214 at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-JFQ again.

ImageVT-JFQ - Jet Airways B737-8AL at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

9N-ACB, the sole Nepal Airlines B757 landing on runway 9 as RA225 from Kathmandu (also the only scheduled passenger 757 flight to south India).

Image9N-ACB - Nepal Airlines B757-2F8(M) at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-WAI, a GoAir A320 which had just arrived from Port Blair as G8803.

ImageVT-WAI - GoAir A320-214 at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

Boarding was 20 minutes behind schedule.

Today's aircraft was VT-JCM, a 9.6 year old ATR72-500.

ImageVT-JCM - Jet Airways ATR72-212A(500) at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

VT-SCT, an Air India A319 which had just landed as AI514 from Hyderabad.

ImageVT-SCT - Air India A319-112 at Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

We had a 10 minute taxi to runway 9, and I saw a Blue Dart B757 as well as the Jet Airways A330 which would operate the inaugural Amsterdam service later that night.

Take off from runway 9 was 30 minutes late.

Non-vegetarian refreshments - chicken sandwich, chocolate bar, tamarind candy and water bottle.

ImageSnack on flight 9W2738 from Bengaluru [BLR/VOBL] to Chennai [MAA/VOMM] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

We landed on runway 7 at Chennai. From there, it was a 5 minute taxi to the stand, during which the captain publicised the new Amsterdam and Paris flights which were to begin that night.

Landing video: https://youtu.be/_7KF8riLV5M

Gate neighbour.

ImageVT-JDC - Jet Airways ATR72-212A(500) at Chennai [MAA/VOMM] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

From there, it was a 5 minute bus ride to the terminal.

View from the shuttle bus: https://youtu.be/Mrkoc-4jEcU

Domestic terminal, taken from the taxi pick-up point.

ImageChennai [MAA/VOMM] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

ImageChennai [MAA/VOMM] by ChennaiPlaneSpotter, on Flickr

Overall, a pleasant flight with Jet.

Thank you for reading, and all criticism is welcome.
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Re: Spotting at BLR + Jet Airways BLR-MAA, October 2017

Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:49 pm

Nice first report! welcome to the forum!

I spotted the same Nepal Airlines B757 when I was in Bengaluru previously.
Trip to India in May

Hope to see more reports from you.
 
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Re: Spotting at BLR + Jet Airways BLR-MAA, October 2017

Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:20 am

newbief1yer wrote:
Nice first report! welcome to the forum!

I spotted the same Nepal Airlines B757 when I was in Bengaluru previously.
Trip to India in May

Hope to see more reports from you.


Hi, thanks for checking this out!

With the A330s coming in for RNA, sadly these pencils will soon be on their way out :(

Definitely, I have a few more lined up! Stay tuned :D
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