Thursday, October 26, 2006

Of Trains Missed and Lovable Airlines

6:00 p.m from Hyderabad station and 6:30 p.m from Secunderabad, and of course the idiot that I am, I try to spend 15 mins extra at work and try to catch the train at Sec'bad. And then the realization that I forgot to pack my charger and so I chose to leave earlier, pick that up (nobody at home uses Moto phones) and then catch the train. And then disaster struck in the form of traffic. S.P Road is really one of the worst when it comes to this. I prayed and hoped and egged the driver on and reached the station 10 mins after the train left. Thankfully I found a Paramount ticket for the next day morning (thanks S) and so managed to spend Diwali at home.

I can't stop raving about Paramount Airlines. This is the second time I am flying them and they only seem to improve with time. They actually have people waiting at the gate to carry luggage inside for Paramount customers. There's access to a pretty comfortable lounge and people escort you to and from it too. The seats were very comfortable with just window and aisle on both sides. And the food they serve is actually edible and I managed to eat most of it. The fare is very reasonable - just 500 more than the budget ones. I haven't flown Kingfisher, but Paramount was definitely a better experience than Jet Airways despite the obvious difference in the fare

* Yes its a new post, you are not seeing things :-)

** I am not going to promise to write regularly. But then I intend to.

*** This post is intentionally short and uninteresting. Baby steps :-)


Vetty Max said...

Had the same problem in Bangalore, traffic and hence train miss.

If you could have somehow got out of SP Road to some gully, you might have reached in time. Unlike Bangalore City station, Secunderabad station has quite a few ways leading to it. Seems like the three new (new to a life-time Hyderabadi) flyovers haven't helped at all.

Which train leaves for Chennai at 6:30 from Sec'bad?

janani said...

Oh Bangalore I can understand - bad traffic, but Hyd???? The road was so packed that we couldn't go anywhere. And the last time I did that, went through Necklace Road, that was crowded too. The flyovers are useless. Btw more flyovers are coming up - Begumpet to Punjagutta.

Charminar Exp leaves from Sec'bad at 6:30.

Jinguchakka said...

I am pinching myself. I was all but convinced that you running some new anonymous blog somewhere. But still I keep checking, see!
Da guru! are you ready for a tag?

Sandeep said...

Ahem...I think a lot more action happened that day than depicted here!!!

Cute post!:-)...waiting for more baby steps!!:-)

Niv said...

How bad is Jet Airways? Im a foreigner coming to Bangalore first time.. and I'll be on Jet Airways.

Sidewinder said...

ha ..u r back...:p

Vinod R Iyer said...

Ya I heard paramount is a pleasure to fly. But Kingfisher does the same.They too have people escorting you frm the gate! I would like to fly kingfisher first though. Would be a royal experience :)

Jinguchakka said...

adutha post yeppO? Maniratnam padam maadhiri waiting irukku!