Saturday, July 05, 2008

Mumbai, India (BOM) July 2008: Leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Mumbai India (BOM) for Abu Dhabi, UAE (AUH)

05JUL08 Chhatrapati Shivaji International, Mumbai India (BOM)

We arrived at the airport at 8:05p after the almost one hour drive that should have taken only twenty minutes. The traffic was disgusting and it was just not moving at times.

The signs into the airport indicated that we should use C & D for the Jet Airways (9W) flight, so the cab driver dropped s off at that location. There were huge crowds at each of the entrances to the airport terminal. We waded through them as they were for the most part families seeing their loved ones off. We then showed our tickets and were told to go to entrance B, aargh. We did so, then showed our tickets again were granted entry to the terminal.

We looked for the Jet Airways (9W) signs and after finding them made our to the check-in counter. It was a bit of a wait to get checked in, but we finally did and were given two middle seats at different parts of the airplane.

We then made our way to Immigration and security checkpoints. It was getting late, so we were being ushered to the gate each step of the way. It did not help any that our gate was the last one in the terminal.

We finally made it there as we passed the 11:35p Airbus A320 Eithad (EY) flight to Abu Dhabi (AUH) at the gate next to our flight. It was painted in a blue livery and looked rather cool.

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