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5%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1017
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$862
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Chicago to Chennai was found 42 days before departure, on average.
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FAQs for Booking Chicago to Chennai Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Chennai take?
An average nonstop flight takes 19h 05m, covering a distance of 8566 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Chennai?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Etihad Airways ($755), Air India ($810) and Delta ($861).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Chennai?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Chennai?
For Chicago to Chennai, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chennai back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Chicago
$755
only
$755
$861
only
$861
Destination
Chennai
$755
only
$755
Thu, Mar 15
ORD
MAA
27h 55m
Wed, Apr 11
MAA
ORD
29h 45m
Trip: 28 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5121 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
LHE
AUH
Okay 5.6

Crew was nice

The behavior of crowd and no leg space

AUH
IAD
Excellent 8.6

Every thing was good

YYZ
AUH
Good 6.6

Punctual

Seats

LAX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent overall

AUH
BLR
Excellent 9.0

The crew was gracious and the dinner delicious.

Cramped seating

Fri, Feb 23
ORD
MAA
19h 05m
Fri, Mar 2
MAA
ORD
52h 35m
Trip: 8 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 4583 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
ORD
DEL
Okay 4.6

Boarding was surprisingly smooth and food, as anticipated was really good.

Neither the touch screen display or the remote worked. Mentioned that to one of the flight attendant who told me that the system will be reset after the food service. That did not happen so after waiting for another 2 hours into the flight, I spoke to another attendant who did reset the entertainment system. It did not work. Brought it to her attention and the response I got was, "Sorry, the flight is full and there is no other seat available". I had to sit through 14 hour long journey looking at other passengers or hear babies cry non-stop !

DEL
ORD
Good 7.3

Meals served on time, courtesy of crew appreciated; being escorted to gate before takeoff due to delay of earlier flight

Seat near the toilet, so constant crowding. Shd have better entertainment- more selection of movies, Indian and English. Would have appreciated being taken in the electrical buggy, being a senior citizen, especially where the time factor was important.

MAA
BOM
Excellent 10.0

On time

DEL
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Travel time and checked baggage till final destination

Almost everything is bad. Cabin smelled like urine. Food options and quantity very less. Cheap plastic trays, cups, spoons and forks. Cabin not maintained. Torn upholstery and broken tray tables. No separate kids menu. IFE systems outdated. IFE dont work on most of the seats. IfE collection and navigation is poor. Never expected such quality on an international route. My suggestion to other travellers. Pack your own food especially for kids. Fully charge and download your own entertainment for your flight on ipad or laptop. Carry a sanitizer or perfume to get over the bad smelling cabin.

LHR
EWR
Good 6.6

Plenty of leg room for coach class On-time departure

video system broken No Wifi No US power adapters overhead light unadjustable, glaring in eyes, couldn't use arrived 15 minutes early, then waited 30 minutes at gate before they would open door

Sun, Apr 15
MDW
MAA
28h 02m
Sun, Apr 29
MAA
MDW
25h 45m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

Thu, May 24
ORD
MAA
36h 10m
Tue, Jul 10
MAA
ORD
39h 45m
Trip: 48 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 534 reviews
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BAH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

While we waited in line (Group 2), we were bypassed several times by members of higher Groups, Problem with gate staff in London.

DXB
BAH
Good 7.0

The crew was helpful, the boarding was organized

I travelled with my 3 years old kid and there weren't any food that was special for The kids The stroller i travelled with it and i received it with the bags, while when travelling to dubai i received it back on the plane gate which was much better

CAI
BAH
Mediocre 3.0

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اخر مره اسافر علي هذه الشركه

AMM
BAH
Mediocre 2.0

Almost no wait time to get checked in

Poor in flight entertainment. Missed connecting flight due to delay which is apparently something that happens rather frequently.

BAH
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome.

Wed, Jul 25
ORD
MAA
37h 35m
Mon, Aug 20
MAA
ORD
52h 15m
Trip: 27 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2326 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
MAA
SIN
Good 7.6

The seats and there is not much leg room

LAX
ICN
Good 7.0

Loved the hot towel service

Entertainment could be better, however there were a few new and Oscar nominated movies available. Personal air conditioning would be great, I was too hot the entire flight

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

SIN
LAX
Good 7.6

There was not much leg room in the seatings

JFK
FRA
Good 7.6

Headphones didn’t work entirely for listening to movies. Had to manually hold it in.

Fri, Aug 10
MDW
MAA
24h 30m
Sat, Sep 8
MAA
MDW
30h 28m
$1045
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 4
ORD
MAA
28h 10m
Wed, Apr 11
MAA
ORD
29h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5121 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
AUH
BLR
Excellent 9.0

The crew was gracious and the dinner delicious.

Cramped seating

JFK
AUH
Excellent 9.3

The staff were kind, professional, attentive, and each person brought a warm elegance to their interactions with patrons. My seat ate who was a stranger to me got messily sick and the attendant was gracious and helpful to her. Also the meal from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru was the most delicious I've ever had on any flight, which includes some international first class travel.

I have long thighs so my knees butted against the seat in front of me.

AUH
RUH
Poor 0.0

I couldn't catch this flight because the previous connecting flight was canceled.

AUH
DFW
Okay 4.6

The crew das really nice

Food

AUH
CCU
Good 6.6

Punctuality

Food

Wed, May 9
ORD
MAA
28h 10m
Wed, Jun 20
MAA
ORD
25h 40m
Trip: 43 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5121 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
LAX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent overall

AUH
BLR
Excellent 9.0

The crew was gracious and the dinner delicious.

Cramped seating

JFK
AUH
Excellent 9.3

The staff were kind, professional, attentive, and each person brought a warm elegance to their interactions with patrons. My seat ate who was a stranger to me got messily sick and the attendant was gracious and helpful to her. Also the meal from Abu Dhabi to Bengaluru was the most delicious I've ever had on any flight, which includes some international first class travel.

I have long thighs so my knees butted against the seat in front of me.

AUH
IAD
Excellent 8.6

Every thing was good

AUH
DFW
Okay 4.6

The crew das really nice

Food

Sun, May 6
MDW
MAA
26h 20m
Wed, Jun 13
MAA
MDW
28h 36m
Trip: 39 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

Fri, Jun 1
ORD
MAA
25h 40m
Sat, Jul 7
MAA
ORD
27h 10m
Trip: 37 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 534 reviews
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
JED
BAH
Okay 5.6

They delivered as requested

They are probably overworked with minimum crew as they are not too friendly and don’t seem happy when a passenger makes requests

BAH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

While we waited in line (Group 2), we were bypassed several times by members of higher Groups, Problem with gate staff in London.

MCT
BAH
Mediocre 2.0

I head phones I didn’t get my bags I have been waiting for the past 3 hours at the air port and I haven’t received my bags yet and I think I will Waite for 3 more hours

BAH
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome.

BAH
DXB
Okay 5.6

Speed of the boarding pass counters. And the price.

The plane seats are really bad

Fri, Jul 20
ORD
MAA
37h 35m
Mon, Aug 20
MAA
ORD
52h 15m
Trip: 32 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2326 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
LAX
NRT
Excellent 9.6

Everything

Lost our luggage that full with our winter clothing for the trip singapore airlines delivered to our hotel the next day and compensate us ¥jpn 12000

SIN
SFO
Okay 5.0

United miles.

Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so.

JFK
FRA
Good 7.6

Headphones didn’t work entirely for listening to movies. Had to manually hold it in.

LAX
ICN
Good 7.0

Loved the hot towel service

Entertainment could be better, however there were a few new and Oscar nominated movies available. Personal air conditioning would be great, I was too hot the entire flight

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games.

all was good, nothing bad

Sun, Jun 3
MDW
MAA
29h 40m
Wed, Jun 27
MAA
MDW
27h 33m
Trip: 25 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

We were in the plane for 3 hours before we could depart. No one offered us a drink or snack.

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

Sat, Mar 10
ORD
MAA
20h 00m
Wed, Apr 4
MAA
ORD
29h 45m
Trip: 25 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5121 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
AUH
JFK
Okay 5.3

Didn’t have much choice for vegetarians.. food was not good atol

LAX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent overall

AUH
IAD
Excellent 8.6

Every thing was good

AUH
BLR
Excellent 9.0

The crew was gracious and the dinner delicious.

Cramped seating

LHE
AUH
Okay 5.6

Crew was nice

The behavior of crowd and no leg space

Sat, Jun 2
ORD
MAA
47h 30m
Sat, Jul 14
MAA
ORD
27h 10m
Trip: 43 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 534 reviews
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.5
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
JED
BAH
Okay 5.6

They delivered as requested

They are probably overworked with minimum crew as they are not too friendly and don’t seem happy when a passenger makes requests

BAH
DXB
Okay 5.6

Speed of the boarding pass counters. And the price.

The plane seats are really bad

AMM
BAH
Mediocre 2.0

Almost no wait time to get checked in

Poor in flight entertainment. Missed connecting flight due to delay which is apparently something that happens rather frequently.

BKK
BAH
Good 6.6

Boarding was fine...check in was great....no line and very quick even though they were training a new person

food was only curry and not very good... Movie selection was poor.

DXB
BAH
Good 7.0

The crew was helpful, the boarding was organized

I travelled with my 3 years old kid and there weren't any food that was special for The kids The stroller i travelled with it and i received it with the bags, while when travelling to dubai i received it back on the plane gate which was much better

Wed, Aug 15
ORD
MAA
20h 15m
Tue, Sep 11
MAA
ORD
21h 55m
Trip: 28 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5121 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
AUH
JFK
Okay 5.3

Didn’t have much choice for vegetarians.. food was not good atol

LAX
AUH
Good 7.3

inflight service, F&B, new planes, checkin, connections

no jet away at deplane. Stairs are clumsy

AUH
RUH
Poor 0.0

I couldn't catch this flight because the previous connecting flight was canceled.

AUH
BLR
Excellent 9.0

The crew was gracious and the dinner delicious.

Cramped seating

AUH
CCU
Good 6.6

Punctuality

Food

Thu, Mar 15
MDW
MAA
25h 09m
Wed, May 2
MAA
MDW
32h 18m
$1115
Trip: 49 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 12
ORD
MAA
37h 35m
Sun, Aug 12
MAA
ORD
41h 00m
$1080
Trip: 32 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2326 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SFO
HKG
Excellent 8.3

The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows.

Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone.

JFK
FRA
Good 7.6

Headphones didn’t work entirely for listening to movies. Had to manually hold it in.

LAX
ICN
Good 7.0

Loved the hot towel service

Entertainment could be better, however there were a few new and Oscar nominated movies available. Personal air conditioning would be great, I was too hot the entire flight

SIN
SFO
Okay 5.0

United miles.

Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so.

SGN
SIN
Good 6.3

Nothing

My flight was delayed by 2 hours so I missed my connecting flight in Singapore. There was a huge queue of people who missed their connecting flight cos of an accident in the runway. The airline did nothing to prepare for this situation. It took hours to get another flight organised, communication was non existent and refreshments took ages to come. Airline didn't help with finding a hotel for stranded passengers.

Thu, Mar 22
MDW
MAA
25h 09m
Wed, Apr 18
MAA
MDW
26h 44m
$1119
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 25
MDW
MAA
26h 25m
Fri, Aug 3
MAA
MDW
26h 11m
$1063
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

Thu, May 24
MDW
MAA
27h 52m
Wed, Jul 4
MAA
MDW
26h 10m
$1130
Trip: 42 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16147 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
RAP
Excellent 8.6

Crowded boarding area, but no standing around for long. Quick boarding. Entertainment not available so can't rate that. Good crew

VPS
ATL
Good 7.3

Quick boarding. Nice crew. No food or entertainment so I couldn't rate those. N/A should be a choice

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

FLL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I like service

DTW
SLC
Okay 5.3

Its a 3.5 hr flight. No charging outlets available. Food options very limited by the time they got to me, row 26. No in -seat entertainment screen. Hard seats.

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Chicago to Chennai Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chennai
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $755
Distance 8566 miles
Airlines Etihad Airways, Air India, Delta, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines
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