Pros: Much better crew. No Alliance Air plane this time, so better conditions.
Cons: Cleaning of plane obviously part of cost-savings, as is poor/old entertainment and poor food quality. Even maintenance is a problem-overhead light did not work and entertainment system did not work well. Though far better than my flight of 2 weeks prior, the flights I've taken from 2008-2015 were much better, making Air India the airline of choice each time then. Now, if Air India is going to be as bad as US or Europe-based airlines, I may as well make price an important consideration.