Vistara Economy Class from Chennai to Kolkata (MAA-CCU) Review

By | June 15, 2018

I have been waiting to fly with Vistara to experience fly the new feeling. This tagline of Vistara brings more curiosity in me to try it. I was returning from Chennai to Kolkata so planned of booking Vistara tickets. Here Vistara Economy Class review MAA-CUU.

Vistara, the new full-service Indian carrier that is a joint venture between Tata Group of India and Singapore Airlines, took to the skies yesterday. I have been looking forward to this for a very long time, since Vistara has promised to keep differentiated service as a cornerstone of their strategy.

Vistara UK 731

Vistara UK731 at Chennai Airport

  • Booking- Now I started looking for tickets on different websites. At first I saw at Vistara official website but it was showing too costly than the other airline ticket booking sites. Firstly I visited Cleartrip there was no offer. Then I visited MakeMyTrip I got an offer paying via PayPal I would get discount of Rs.800 + ICICI bank debit/ credit card cash back offers. Then I quickly booked proceeded with the booking on MMT. And they emailed me the tickets within few minutes.Overall it takes less than 10 minutes and the process is really smooth.
  • Flight no : Air Vistara UK 731 
  • Aircraft Type : Airbus A320
  • Route : MAA- CCU 
  • Dep: 6:20pm & Arr: 8:40pm
  • Seat : 7a (window )
  • Meal service: Evening Snacks
  • Revenue ticket : Rs. 7200
  • I paid: Rs. 2990 ( MakeMyTrip Discount + ICICI credit/Debit card offers)

Vistara Business Class – Ground Experience:

#1. Dedicated CheckIn 

I arrived at the Chennai airport 3 hours prior to departure , which I generally do. I spend time trying Lounges facilities and roam around the airport. The checkin started for the Vistara flight MAA-CUU. I approached to the counter , there was separate counter for the Vistara Club Members . So the checkin process was done quickly and I got the boarding pass within minutes. 

Vistara Economy Class Boarding pass

Vistara Economy Class Boarding pass

#2 . Security – No Fast track lane:

After getting the boarding pass I quickly approached towards security hold , done with my security checks and then had some soft drinks from self service counter( where you put the money in machine mention which drinks you want, it automatically comes) . In the meanwhile I got message on my phone from vistara that flight has been delayed . The actual departure time of flight was 5:50pm but it was late and it departed at 6:30pm. The flight was coming from kochi because of bad weather it was delayed. Again I enquired with the vistara staffs they informed that the flight has not yet touched the ground. Another problem I faced change of Gates . This is general problem at Chennai airport the gate keeps changing for domestic depatures.

Security Hold Area of Chennai Airport - Domestic Departures

Security Hold Area of Chennai Airport – Domestic Departures


SMS from Vistara of Flight getting delayed

SMS from Vistara of Flight getting delayed

Vistara Economy Class – In flight experience:

#1. Boarding 

By the time I reached at boarding gate the boarding had begun already. They provided bus because it was a connecting flight so it was resting on the runway . I quickly got down from the bus and went to board the flight .Within a minute and while am still getting settled in the seat, the Flight Attendant (FA) greeted me with my last name, which was a nice touch.The I quickly took my seats after keeping my hand baggage . As it is economy class so they provide welcome drink only meal is included.

Tip : If u want more space for your handbag Kindly board the flight quickly in queue manner.

#2. Seat

The seats of Economy class of vistara airlines are not reclined but its comfortable to seat. The leg space is less than the premium economy and business class . In A320 there are 126 standard seats with 3.5 inches recline for economy class. All the seats where leather seats, well arranged and clean environment.


Vistara economy class seats same as Premium economy

#3. Food

Everyone was eagerly waiting for the evening snacks as the flight was delayed so they hungary. I understood by looking at their expressions and gossips. Even I was feeling hungary. As soon as the flight took off and captain gave signal that now you can seat in comfortable manner. The cabin crews started taking their positions and preparing for the snacks distribution. FA came to me with  two options veg and non veg I opted for non veg. Here are the pictures of same.

Vistara Economy class Non-Veg Meal


Vistara Hot Coffee


Special Schimitten Hoppits by Vistara.

#4. Service

Well it was my first onboard experience with Air Vistara. The service was awesome and FAs and Inflight supervisor Ms. Palak, dedicated her full efforts in serving Vistara passengers to their comfortability.Full marks to Vistara from me for their first flight. Of course, this flight was special for everyone. I even tagged @air.vistara on my Instagram post their wonderful service and the most interesting thing is that they replied within minutes. Below is the screenshot of the same.

Screenshot of my Instagram feed where vistara Thanked me .

Bottom Line:

Vistara is one of the best premium airline in the country and their Economy Class product certainly lives up to my expectations. As Vistara is a joint venture with Singapore Airlines, i hope they make Vistara one of the best airlines in the world, in coming years. I would suggest everyone to try Air Vistara once and get to know their services.

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Have you been on Vistara Airlines or planning to try it someday? Feel free to share your thoughts in comments below.



2 thoughts on “Vistara Economy Class from Chennai to Kolkata (MAA-CCU) Review

    1. Rahul Post author

      Thanks for the comment Soumyajit ,
      If you want to get window view then you should select A or F row column seats . But again it depends upon airlines and which flight you are travelling generally when you select seats if you are doing Web checkin you can see the options available with you on the screen generally window seats are paid. But if checkin through counter at airport then you can request the staff to give you window seat if available . Let me know which airlines you would like to fly or fly ?


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