Monday, April 11, 2011

Kingfisher First to London

Kingfisher First girlsThis was a first for me: flying one of our domestic airlines internationally. I took the Kingfisher flight from Mumbai to London, and I must say the experience on Kingfisher First was comparable to the best I have seen. The cabin design, in-flight service and food exceeded my expectation; if there was a low-light, it was probably the entertainment system which was pretty basic in its selection of content.

The Kingfisher girls in red aim to please and that they did to good effect both on the ground and in the air. Catching a flight during the morning hours in Mumbai International is such a pleasant experience! None of the crowds and long lines unlike the night time. Check-in was speedy and simple and I was quickly seated in the Clipper lounge.

The Kingfisher First cabin has a nice and simple design. The seats convert into comfortable, full-flat beds. The window seats have a little disadvantage since you have to step over the next seat to get out (when it is flat). The amenity kits and beverages are high-end and comparable to those provided in First Class by Emirates or Singapore Airlines: Dom Perignon champagne and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries.


I chose the Shahi Thali from the menu and was not disappointed. A large traditional bronze thali was laid out for me with bowls of mutton, chicken and fish dishes along with exotic Indian vegetables, dal, raita, pulao and kabab. The dessert of rasmalai was good too!

For those who like socializing over drinks, Kingfisher has a nifty little bar area at one end with sofas and bar-stools.

Overall, a pretty good experience for those who like Living the Good Times!

6 comments:

Aathira said...

Interesting... didn't know anyone who had travelled KIngfisher first international....

goa said...

I prefer kingfisher ,i feel their service is really excellent

Bhooshan Kulkarni said...

Glad to know that an Indian owned airline is as good as other top airlines in world. BTW, have you flied with Jet on International trip?

Shantanu said...

@Aathira: Good to see you on this blog.

@goa: For good reasons!

@bhooshan: No, I haven't travelled abroad on Jet Airways.

Palash Agrawal said...

I always travel in Kingfisher First to London,the service is really very good.

Shantanu said...

@palash: Thanks for sharing here!