It was time to travel back to Bhilai from Mumbai - Navi Mumbai, to be exact. So, I had booked our ticket in Jet Airways online using their site. We had booked the evening flight. This flight was at 5.25 pm. So we started from home at 2.45 pm. There was traffic. It took us almost one and a half hour to reach the international airport. Jet airways operates from this airport. We had plenty of time. We went to the senior citizen's counter. There were two persons ahead of us. As I had already done web check in, I had to drop the baggage. It was smooth. The gate for boarding was 49A. We reached there well in time. We boarded the plane when the gates were opened and they announced sequential boarding starting with zone 4, then 3 and finally 2. We were in zone 2. I observe that the boarding process in jet is very slow as compared to indigo. There was lethargy amongst the staff in boarding this time too. But, they were quite helpful later during the flight. They took good care of the passengers.
The flight took off ;
late. But, it reached in time. The schedule shows that the flight time is 2 hours. But, actually it takes near about 1. 5 hours. So, land is always ahead of time or on time even if the take off is delayed.
Our baggage arrived on belt no 1 in no time. As soon as we got the baggage, we set out for Bhilai. Our car was waiting at the airport. We had a terrible experience at the exit. The out gate has two speed breakers so constructed that the car jumped awkwardly after crossing one and stopped in between the two breakers. I pointed this out to the people at the gate and told them that it should be made as per the specification. They were not ready to listen to me. They did not have a complain book. They advised me to reenter the airport, register the complaint at the airport with the authorities and come back to them, pay the entry fee again after undergoing the same agony that I had just experienced.