Lufthansa A380 and a Mile High Conversation

6:55:00 AM

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This is a conversation between two friends flying on #LufthansaA380 from New Delhi to Frankfurt. Let's eavesdrop on their girl talk and find out what or who are these two girls so seriously talking about ;-)  
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Sanya : Hey Navs, late as always! This time I thought you'll definitely miss the flight.

Navisha : I wouldn't even dream of missing this flight. Oh Sanya! I'm so excited!!! We are finally leaving for our Eurotrip and not on just any flight - on Lufthansa A380. Look at the size of it!








Sanya : When I saw the A380 for the first time, I thought can this giant fly? We Indians always run after big things. Big phones. Big cars. They even want the Mini Cooper to be big in India. And now even the aviation industry feels so. Navs, why do you think bigger is better for Indian Aviation?

Navisha : I can think of mainly one explanation.

Sanya : And that is?




Navisha : Wait. First let's listen to the safety instructions. It's important.



Navisha : India is among the favorite destination for travelers and backpackers worldwide. Whether for the Great Himalayas or Taj Mahal or the beaches and night life of Goa or backwaters of Kerala, tourists from west and east alike, throng the largest democracy in the world to explore its gems. Agreed?



Sanya : True that!


Navisha : Here are three facts about India’s tourism sector – 1) Tourism in India generates 6.8% of the nation’s GDP. 2) 2013 saw nearly 7 million international tourist arrivals. 3) Over 12 million Indians take international trips each year for tourism purpose alone. So, with hardly any ferry services available any more from India to Middle East and I assume not many would prefer to take the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India route by train or by road, the Indian aviation industry steals the show big time.


Sanya : Wow Navs... That's a boxful of information! So considering the immense number of foreign arrivals and Indians traveling abroad each year, the bottom line is “Bigger is Better for Indian Aviation”. 



Navisha : Absolutely!






Navisha : Wow... I always wish I could meet the pilot and more so of an A380! What a pride it might be right Sanya? To fly the world's largest passenger airline.

Sanya : Well that's not all... Apart from being the world's largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa A380 has many more things to its credit.

Navisha : Tell me! I am all ears!!!

Sanya : First you tell me what criterion would you use to rate a flight. Tell me one by one. 

Navisha : On-time performance

Sanya : Lufthansa is rated among World's top 10 most on-time airline, with an on-time performance of 85% - which is extremely good. 

Navisha : Amazing! Value for money?

Sanya : You booked this flight. You tell me.

Navisha : Well the Lufthansa flight tickets were a bit expensive than some other airlines but I preferred paying the extra amount for their reliable services, be it in-flight or during ground handling. I have always been satisfied with my past experiences.

Sanya : There you go! 

Navisha : Hey, check this out. I connected to Facebook using Lufthansa's FlyNet wifi service and found this awesome timelapse video of Lufthansa A380's first arrival at Delhi T3 airport -




Sanya : That was amazing. We have been talking for long. Did you realize exactly when the flight took off? I have flown with you previously and know that you get nervous during the take off.

Navisha : Oh my God! I didn't realize when the flight took off! 

Sanya : Ha! Ha! The A380 is quieter than other planes and has an extremely smooth landing and take-off quality. The aircraft is so high on artificial intelligence that it can even “think” for itself and automatically apply the brakes after landing on the runway.

Navisha : This is outstanding! Whoaaa... It's the dawn of a new era.

Sanya : Amen! 



Navisha : Mmm... The food is delectable!

Sanya : And so is the wine... Amazing!

Navisha : And a latest movie collection too. 

Sanya : One more thing I like about Lufthansa is their cabin crew. They are not only just dressed in a classy and professional way, but also friendly, attentive and extremely courteous.

Navisha : I absolutely agree. Brownie points to them!!!

Sanya : I need to use the loo. Too much of wine I had or may be it's because of the high altitude.
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Sanya (while fastening back her seat belt) : They are very high on in-flight maintenance too, be it the cabin or the toilets. Impressed!

Navisha : And I have enough legroom too - to stretch my legs. Being tall otherwise never helps in economy class. And long haul flights can be nightmare without appropriate legroom.
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More Wine...
More Movies...
More Mile High Conversations...
And an early morning breakfast later...
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Sanya : So according to you bigger is better for Indian aviation. And we have discussed the perks of flying with Lufthansa A380. But how are these two linked?

Navisha : Well don't you see - with so many foreign arrivals and Indians traveling abroad, India needs more international flights. More flight means more fuel emission. Instead, if there is a jumbo flight like A380 carrying as many passengers that we could fit in all those flights, it means less carbon emission and responsible business expansion.

Sanya : Now I know why they call Lufthansa A380 the Green Giant. With so much of global dimming and climatic change, environmental fleets are all that we need.

  
Navisha : I can't believe we haven't slept a bit during the flight.



Sanya : I just realized the seat belt sign was turned off during the entire flight, so smooth it was!


Navisha : That was the most smooth landing I have ever experienced!





Navisha : This was the most perfect international flight experience I have ever had. I wish Mumbai did not have the parking bay issue. I had to fly from Mumbai to Delhi to board this flight. It's like a missed opportunity for Mumbai. Sigh...

Sanya : Don't fret! I heard by next year the Lufthansa A380 will be flying in and out of Mumbai too. 

Navisha : Icing on the cake is – just last week, India introduced Visa-on-Arrival for tourists and business visitors to citizens of 43 countries, including Germany. That means more foreign arrivals from Germany to India and more opportunities for both Lufthansa and India's tourism sector.

Sanya : That's awesome news! I hope the same is extended to Indian passports too in near future by the Schengen countries. 

Navisha : Fingers crossed! By the way, did you notice that handsome steward. 

Sanya : For 8 hours and 20 minutes! ;-)
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This post is written for the contest "Lufthansa A380 - The dawn of a new era" in association with Lufthansa and Indiblogger. To visit Lufthansa India's site click here.


P.S. - Sanya and Navisha are two very close friends of mine who actually flew on Lufthansa and had a very similar conversation between themselves all night as they were very impressed by the airline's service. And you thought girl talk always consists of clothes, make up, accessories and guys. Well only part of it may be ;-)

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