Sunday, April 05, 2009

Where am I

Hi,all!!Thank heavens-my trip materialized,even though it's just for seven days,and,today's day 2. Yes,I'm in Baroda..had planned the trip last week,checked out the net bookings,and,here I am..kept it a surprise for everyone and did not inform a soul,so everyone was astonished. It's done me a lot of good already,these first two days...away from office thoughts,away from work related calls and calls and calls....ah,but,let me not ponder over that at this time.

Let me recount a bit of my trip...this time,I decided to travel by a budget flight...(Air Ind Exp)...just to see what it's like,and,of course, coz this is not the yearly vacation where the Co pays for the ticket..hehe!

So,anyway,the flight goes from what I can term the 'kid brother' of Dubai airport terminals 1 and 3....i.e. terminal 2.Compared to the kilometre(s) of walk one does to reach the Departure Gate at these two terminals,this one was a cakewalk.Reached the checkin area well in time,and found a hundred odd people standing in line for the AIE boarding..was wondering what was going on, when I saw that there were two counters(Later increased to four) and they were checking in people for all AIE flights,i.e. Calicut,Mangalore,Ahmedabad(mine), Mumbai,et al...was quite sure that my four pieces of baggage(Yea,four-coz I'm shifting stuff back to Baroda...but,that's another post)would land up in four different cities of India...began imagining daily visits and calls to their office to check whether it'd landed...well,it helped me pass the time till my number came.

In flight-it was a 3 by 2 plane,with just one aisle in between...quite a change from the jumbos...instead of the safety videos, the sari-clad air hostess demonstrated the safety belts and safety vests(Somehow,I always find that better than the staid videos) procedure...proceeded to take-off and the announcement came...On this flight, refreshments will be served...and, there is entertainment...and,then,they said' The movie is 'golmaal returns' and,the air hostesses will be round, for sale of headphones....ROFL...well,I did purchase one-it was for four dirhams,not coz I wanted to see the movie again,but,to keep out the noise of the aircraft....the acoustics were really not so good...hehe!:)

More to come shortly...keep returning.

9 comments:

yamini meduri said...

nice read dear...!!!

hope u have a great time at ur place...Baroda..!!

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austere said...

Chalo.
Ghar etley ghar, kharu ney!

Presumably you and the bags reached at the same time and the food was not TOO atrocious.

Waiting for the rest of the post/s.

Aquarius said...

Well amit I can imagine how bad it must be...but cool you are in Baroda...I love that city....go hog in Alkapuri's restaurant...

Have you tried food at Uncle Sam's Kitchen. They serve wonderful continental food.Enjoy your stay.Please click pics and put them on your blog.

Keshi said...

And here I was thinking u were already bak from ur trip! :)


**for sale of headphones....

r ya kidding me?? FOR SALE?


Hey Amit r ya planning to move to Baroda for good?


Enjoy ur break!

Keshi.

Arunima said...

i came back again and I didnot see any new post.

Keshi said...

btw ur gonna kill me when u read the email I sent u today. LOL! Im so sorry!

Keshi.

Ritu said...

Welcome home.... Ive also travelled by AIE and its certainly a far cry from your usual international flights. Enjoy ur break and looking forward to reading the continuation of this post :-)

Arabica said...

No new posts???? Not even after a week??? Things have certainly changed around here...

Anyway, enjoy in Baroda... :)...Gosh, its been 2 years since I have been to the city..Wonder what has changed over there...