International flights usually supply pillows and blankets and this was also the case on my short domestic hop flight from Phuket to Bangkok.
So on the international leg from Bangkok to Mumbai I was expecting similar. However, Air India are not quite the airline that Thai Air are it seems!
On boarding, I think to myself that I will probably have a sleep so I could use a blanket. Asking the stewardess she says she will see if they have any! After about 20 minutes one stewardess passes by with 3 blankets and as I ask her for the third – she says – OK that is the last one and hands it to me.
One thing Air India do offer however, is complementary drinks – on this flight I asked if they had any vodka and she told me no but they had gin. However, I decided to go for the whiskey coke. Later I thought a cold beer would be better to refresh me rather than another short, so asked for one of these but was told that they wouldn’t let people mix their drinks so I had to stick with whiskey and coke! Crazy or what?
I am not knocking Air India – they were an OK flight and apparently they had a really bad reputation at one time but are now MUCH improved – so I wonder how they were before. I think a lot depends on who you get on crew a lot of the time as well as what time you fly also.