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Vistara A320 Economy Class review: Mumbai to Hyderabad UK875

Vistara is a full service Indian carrier which is a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata group of India.

  • Airline- Vistara
  • Aircraft- A320-200
  • Class- Economy
  • Seat- 18F
  • Flight Number- UK875
  • Flight time- 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Departure time- 14:05
  • Arrival time- 15:30
  • Flight Date- 9th May, 2019
  • Origin- Mumbai, Maharashtra,India
  • Destination- Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Entry to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
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Entry to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
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Outside Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport

Check-in

Check-in counters for Vistara Economy class at Mumbai airport is located at Island C.

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Check-in area of Vistara at Mumbai airport
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Check-in counter of Vistara at Mumbai airport

Security Check

Security check at Mumbai airport was pretty fast. For security check, you have to go one level down from the main level because it’s the level from where all domestic flights at Mumbai airport T2 depart from.

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Flight information screens at Mumbai airport
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VT-TNI, our aircraft getting ready to depart to take us to Hyderabad, Telangana

Boarding

Boarding was pretty fast. First they called out for business class passengers to board the aircraft. After that they called out for Gold tier members of Vistara’s privilege programme. Then, they called out for premium economy passengers to board. And finally they called out for economy class passengers. One thing I would like to point out is that Vistara called out the passengers seat number wise i.e. first they called out for passengers who were assigned seats at the back of the aircraft. This is one thing I would like to appreciate about Vistara.

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View from my seat 18F

Vistara provides leather seats in all the three classes which is very good because not all airlines provide leather seats on domestic flights. Vistara has an average legroom in economy class. I am 5 foot 8 inch (approximately).

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Average legroom.

Entertainment

Vistara provides inflight-stream-to-your-device entertainment option on all its flights. It includes a wide variety of TV shows, movies etc. You need to connect your device to the inflight WiFi in order to stream on your device.

Departure

Departure was slightly delayed due to traffic congestion at Mumbai airport which is very common at big airports like this.

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Take-off from Mumbai airport.

Food and Beverages

Vistara provides complimentary meals on all its flight across all the three classes. On this particular flight, Vistara served a small meal box which included a stuffed bread roll and a chocolate muffin, both of which were very yummy. They provided a beverage option between tea and coffee and also provided a 200ml bottle of water. All in all I greatly appreciate the quantity of meal; provided this was a one hour flight.

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The small meal box that was provided on the flight.
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The meal included a stuffed bread roll and a chocolate muffin.

Cabin crew

Cabin crew on this particular flight was very good. They were always calm, smiling and were very happy with the work they were doing.

Interior

The interior of the aircraft was very good. The purple colour of the seats gave the interior of the aircraft a very cool and different look. The aircraft also featured mood lighting which is not very common on Indian carriers.

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Mood lighting inside the aircraft.
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Approaching Hyderabad
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Landing in Hyderabad
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Taxing towards gate at Hyderabad airport.

Overall

I personally think that Vistara is an airline that is going to change Indian aviation. I had a beautiful flight experience with them. Though it was a one hour flight, I enjoyed every minute of it. The moment you step aboard, it is a whole different feeling. I strongly recommend flying Vistara.

What are your thoughts on Vistara? Let me know in the comments section below.

You can also find my video review on my YouTube channel.

Happy Travelling!!!

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