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Meghana May 9
Live tweeting my journey from London to Bangalore on the first set of flights. This will just be me sharing my personal experience. If it can help someone else plan their journey then āœŒšŸ¼
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Meghana May 9
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Waiting in line and have been given our undertaking forms to fill, mainly declaring that we're ok with quarantining upto 14 days
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Meghana
In the last 72 hours May 7: added to the HCI waitlist May 7: received call from HCI confirming my intention to travel May 8: added to AI waitlist May 9: my details, payment requested by AI May 10: received ticket approx 8 hours before ETD
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Meghana May 9
Replying to @GoingMeghana
It has been a crazy ride. Last 72 hours I can't remember what and when I've eaten, slept approx 10 hours overall.
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Meghana May 9
Replying to @airindiain
Love to for handling this as well as they could in such an emergency. Responsive to queries. My flight with British Airways got cancelled in March, but there was no one answering queries or helping with refunds.
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Meghana May 9
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Done with my baggage scan. Just FYI, it is very difficult to not look silly trying to put on shoes while wearing cheap rubber gloves, and glasses are foggy. Got the fingers stuck in the laces. Took me a solid 5 minutes to finish this task.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Thermal screening at boarding gate. Those with fever will not be boarded. If you show any symptoms, you will be offload-ed and put into quarantine facilities in the UK, at your cost. Pls don't fly if you have any symptoms.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Boarded after 1.5 hours delay (as of now) due to problems in ticketing. Only 2/3rds of the plane has received protective equipment as of now. Two big boxes of packaged food and water placed on each seat.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Landed in Delhi with applause from my fellow passengers šŸ˜„ Waiting for cabin crew to switch before we fly to Bangalore on the same aircraft! Can't wait! šŸ’›ā¤ļø
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Landed in Bengaluru airport šŸŒŸ at approx 4.30am with a 1.5hr delay. Slightly anti-climactic as no one clapped this time šŸ˜‹ bleary eyed and tired, I'm happy nonetheless!
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
In flight: no hot meals or service, packaged food and water provided (enough for 3-4 meals!). Washroom access is unrestricted, but queueing for washroom in aisles not allowed.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @airindiain
One major let-down was that 1/3rd of the flight was not provided any protective gear. Rows 41-52 had to rely on their own supply of masks and gloves.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @airindiain
Generous boxes of snacks provided (3 per passenger) Will keep us going till we reach our quarantine facilities and maybe later as well.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
An hour after landing, still waiting to get off the plane šŸ˜… asked to exit 2 rows at a time to maintain social distancing.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Updates about quarantine facilities here
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @airindiain @BLRAirport
Thank you to staff at ! šŸŒŸ Also, thx to staff cleaning chairs, distributing sandwiches and water bottles waiting in facility booking queue. Can't be comfortable working in those PPE suits.
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Meghana May 10
Replying to @GoingMeghana
Steps being followed after landing
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Meghana May 18
Replying to @JayaswalRashi
Payment for tickets in Phase 1 LON-BLR could be made by debit/credit card (Indian/UK), Forex card, or by online banking. Problems were faced by those with Indian debit cards that have international usage enabled. Your experience may vary.
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