The Jet Airways domestic Première Class feels really exclusive compared to what is called Business Class in Europe. Depending on the type of airplane, there are either two or three Business Class rows in a 2-2 configuration. Moreover, the catering is far superior to what is offered in Economy Class, which definitely makes the Jet Airways Première Class an interesting option for travel within India!
As we’ve been flying the Jet Airways long haul Business Class from Mumbai to Paris, we also had the pleasure to fly the domestic Business Class, which is called Première Class, from Mumbai to Bengaluru and also on the way back from Bengaluru to Mumbai before continuing in the Air France Business Class.
While there is no real priority boarding in India, the boarding process of the Jet Airways domestic Première is relatively relaxed.
After boarding, you can take your seat in one of the two (Boeing 737-700) or three (Boeing 737-800) first rows of the airplane.
The Jet Airways Permière Class comes with spacious and extremely broad cloth seats.
The color of seats, which are dark blue, might be a little extreme compared to other Business Class products, but looks appealing in contrast to the white makassers. The seat pitch is very good with a total of 40 Inch (102 Centimeter), which means you can easily stretch out.
The bulkhead seats come with a little less seat pitch, but are comfortable nevertheless. The seats are not the newest, but the Jet Airways planes were generally clean and in a good condition.
There was also a little pillow on the seat, which was a nice touch in my opinion. In conclusion, I found the seating in the Jet Airways domestic Première Class to be totally fine!
As it’s the norm for domestic First Class and Business Class, we were served a welcome drink after boarding. In the Première Class you can either choose a fruit juice or water.
The juice was truly amazing, but it’s definitely interesting that there is no alcohol offered.
However, if you are in a drinking mood, you’ll have a bad time on board Jet Airways flights anyway as there is also no alcohol offered in the Jet Airways domestic Première Class during the flight.
Instead there’s a menu with a few drink options as well as a real meal consisting of three (two when flying Jet Lite) courses.
We tried four different options and can safely say that the food on board the Jet Airways domestic Première Class is very good and definitely above what is served in domestic Business Class in Europe.
One of the weaknesses of the Jet Airways domestic Première Class in my opinion is the lack of an In-Flight-Entertainment system.
However, that’s totally fine for a short flight, but might be bothersome for longer flights. Instead, you are offered a choice of different Indian (English and Hindi) newspapers after boarding and may also enjoy the board magazine.
Sadly, there’s also no Wi-Fi on Jet Airways planes, which means that you have to bring any additional entertainment yourself.
I’m not really amazed by most Business or First Class flights on regional products. I neither found the Lufthansa regional Business Class nor the Swiss regional Business Class worth the extra money, but must admit that the Jet Airways domestic Première Class really adds value.
I’ll release a review of the Jet Airways Economy Class on domestic flights in a few weeks as well, but for now I can say: paying extra to fly the Jet Airways domestic Première Class is an option you should consider!