It looks like everyone in India is taking to the skies these days, like we’re all vying for a First Day First Show ticket to the next Vijay film! Me? I’ve only taken a few flights in the past six months since the lockdown lifted, but it feels like I’m part of some flash mob. Let me tell you, the domestic flights are packed tighter than a Kollywood fight scene, and the lines are longer than an election campaign! Everywhere you look, there are more people than at ration shops, every food stall is busier than a mess during exam season, and the departure and pickup areas are as chaotic as a Chennai traffic jam during the monsoons.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for the airlines and their staff who had a rough time during the lockdown, but surely we deserve better than this! Let’s hope Air India and Indigo’s newer order deliveries come soon and they pull off an Ilaiyaraaja and bring some harmony to our airport experience. Oh, and get this – I heard a rumour that some pilots are actually sliding to the side in their seats, like Chennai’s auto-rickshaw drivers do, to make room for passengers! Talk about overbooking.
Anyway, that’s my take on things. How are things in non-metro airports, by the way? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
By the way, this post was enhanced to be funnier by ChatGPT, but the original content and observations were by yours truly. Keep smiling and stay safe!