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The cost A re­turn flight from Dubai to Delhi typ­i­cally costs from Dh3,200.

The perks The herringbone cabin con­fig­u­ra­tion is at­trac­tive for solo trav­ellers look­ing for pri­vacy while in the air. The 39cm touch-screen in-flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem is also par­tic­u­larly good, and of­fers a huge se­lec­tion of both Hol­ly­wood and Bol­ly­wood block­busters. Last month the air­line an­nounced a new in­ter­ac­tive “book your meal” ser­vice that al­lows first class and premiere (Jet Air­ways’ name for business class) guests to pre-or­der meals ahead of de­par­ture. Since Novem­ber 2013 – when Eti­had ac­quired a stake in Jet Air­ways – first and premiere pas­sen­gers have ben­e­fit­ted from ac­cess to Eti­had’s lounges, which of­fer a fan­tas­tic range of ameni­ties at its ma­jor hub air­ports, in­clud­ing London.

The draw­backs Some reviews sug­gest that food lets the business class of­fer­ing down – with one re­viewer de­scrib­ing it as “stale” – par­tic­u­larly for those less keen on In­dian food, or seek­ing more main­stream dishes. How­ever, the new food book­ing sys­tem may com­pen­sate for this prob­lem.

The ver­dict Jet Air­ways may be In­dia’s most dec­o­rated air­line hav­ing won many ac­co­lades over the years. How­ever, it’s been some time since it scooped a ma­jor travel award, which sug­gests it’s be­gin­ning to be left be­hind.

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