Flight vs Railways

This idea of comparison crawled into my mind...on my way back journey to pune.

Somehow, I still feet "railways" are just the best! And there could be no comparison in terms of its merits!

I mean, it is said that by air you reduce the time of travel, and I feel I in a way it increases. As first, airport would be at the other corner of your city then you need to check in at least an hour before, then limitation of luggage, many thinks which cant be carried in your cabin baggage , then as you checked in early and you are strolling at the airport, you see so many good shops and as you are simply idle you land up buying those expensive materials and eating the delicacies as well. (Could you be live it I at Hyderabad airport had wada for just rs 80.)

Then, once you settle in on those uncomfortable seats you are served by food (at least in Air India it is mandatory), again which is not of your choice, but as a typical INDIAN MENTALITY... arrey paise diye hain... khana to padega hi... you eat it!!

Then once you landed , again wait for your luggage.... and then again your travelling time.

But there is an advantage , you could see "good air hostess" now that's just for men. What about me!!

On the other hand, with train you just spend the time more!! You have an option to catch train just 2 Min's before your departure, or even if you got late , you can ask someone to pull chain or catch it from next station (as was done in JAB WE MET). Then , train would stop usually at each station and if it doesn't, people make it stop! You can enjoy so many delicacies at a reasonable rate and not just once but infinite number of times. You get such a comfortable berth. you can stand on them, sit on them and also jump on them. ;)

I mean I don't see any "demerits" of train travel ....

Its just a paisa vasool for me at least!!

What you guys think?

Keep Faith
Chakoli :)

17 comments:

Jigyasa said...

Yeah! at times Train travel is more peaceful, enjoyable & memorable. It offers a different experience everytime which is not the case in Air travel. During the college days - it was fun but now the way our lives are speeding between work-office I guess air travel does have an edge!

Gyanban said...

The trouble is you never get the good crowd when you want em the most...and in most cases it actually is a the exact opposite.It is a nightmare when you have a screeching baby,munching mummy,snoring papa and a gossiping grandma all in one cubicle...

Hari said...

In the United States as a general rule of thumb you drive if it is less than 250 miles and you fly if it is more.

NoFaIrYtAlE said...

train cn be fun sumtyms...i once met this very cute guy on board and we spoke for the rest of the tym..it was worth the wait...


nvr met ne cute guy on a flight tho..

Tarun Mitra said...

U can look at pilots or stewards :P

Train travel does has its own merits..the scenery it provides is superb

Homecooked said...

Thats a good comparison Chakoli :) I enjoy travelling by both! But to be honest I prefer air travel :p I guess the charm of travelling by train is lost on Bombayites like me.

Chakoli said...

@Jigyasa

:)) that chatting and grp travelling is always fun :) and even i miss that :D

Chakoli said...

@Gyanban

may be... but still i would rate train as the best...

Naveen said...

I think more than anythng else I wud prefer a train journey js cuz f the fact tat u get to feel the nature around...For evrythng else I wud prefer an air journey...

Chakoli said...

@Hari

:))

ohh... is it... never been to US..

Chakoli said...

@Never

hahaha lol..
good for you... and the guy as well... :D

Chakoli said...

@Tarun

hahaha
for that I need to goto cock pit which is nt allowed ;)

Chakoli said...

@Homy

hahaha... from US to India on train would be tuff na ;)

Chakoli said...

@naveen

yes true... scenery is just superb :D

Jack said...

Chakoli,

You seem to be a very light sleeper. That is a good thing. If Mamta Banerjee reads this post, I am sure you will land up with some Padma award next Republic Day. Both have own charm. And if you travel by air try to look for purser. LOL.

Take care

Reema said...

i have not traveled by air yet but I m sure I will agree with u! I love train journeys.

karan a said...

I am game for train...

You can get down at each station when train stops. Observe people and enjoy weather outside. Enjoy "cutting chai", garma garma bhjeeye...bisleri, struggle for "Chillar". Roaming with friends from boggie to boggie hoping to get some eye-tonic. :) Kismat achchi rahi toh, you will find nice chic in same compartment (mostly with family or brother or some relative...;)) Most of the times you end up knowing that ppl travelling with you is also in your comapany/ college/ knows you father, etc... some distant connection!

In flights, hell lot of tension to reach, checking, etc and ppl full of attitude, as if they own the flight! Hope you agree!... ;)

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