An update from Eric, MBA ’12 with a concentration in finance and strategy, who traveled to India with the Cox Global Leadership Program:
The flight to Mumbai from London is on a 747-400 (pure awesomeness).
The flight is also flying significantly under capacity, and it’s awesome to be able to walk around on a flying city. I even checked out a sprawling seat for a while.
I think I have fully adjusted to Mumbai time. My whacked-out sleep schedule in Dallas definitely helped out in this area. Currently, I am lying awake to the glow of an iPad (thanks, Mom), and my clock tells me it is 9:15 am in Mumbai – but with all the lights off in the cabin and all the windows shut it’s tough to convince myself that I am right and 200 sleeping people are in for a rude awakening in a few hours.
The long layover in London and Mumbai will mean that we lost our initial rest day in Bangalore. However, I am surprisingly rested for having just flown on two red-eye flights.
We had originally planned to go to a friend’s parents’ house for dinner tonight, but with the new fight situation – I am not sure that will remain the plan.
Overall, spirits among the group seem to be quite high given the lack of GOOD sleep, travel grime, and some unfortunate events. And it just keeps getting better!
Update: Just landed in Mumbai! Namaste!