Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago to Kochi
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 20% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 33% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,060||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
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All travelers must visit the New Delhi Airport website and submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure.
All travelers will undergo a thermal screening on arrival and are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India. They may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download the Arogya Setu app.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 21h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air India ($527) and Multiple Airlines ($564), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air India ($622) and Multiple Airlines ($669).
From Chicago to Kochi, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Kochi back to Chicago , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Chicago you will be using one of these airports: Chicago O'Hare Intl. You will be landing at Kochi, also known as Kochi Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Yes crew members are all very kind and seats are comfortable"
Pros: "8 horas de atrasó en la salida del vuelo la comida solo con picante sin otras opciones"
Cons: "la amabilidad del personal a bordo"
Cons: "The flight was overbooked. I paid extra for a window seat but someone else was also booked in that seat, so I was forced to move to an aisle seat in the middle. I will be asking for a refund for the upgrade. Not only was I denied the window seat, but the seat I was moved to had a broken screen."
Pros: "I did not like anything about the flight. I will never pick air India again!!!"
Cons: "The people working at the counter were very rude. The plane kept delaying. My flight got delayed til 530pm and I got the notification at 618pm. The plane was suppose to take off at 230pm and didn’t take off til 834pm. I missed my connecting flight. There was no accommodation for the people flying."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The flight literally stinked. I would have volunteered to donate them couple of air fresheners. Air India doesnt deserve to be in this business."
Cons: "The entertainment system never works. You will have your fingers worn out by trying out the touchscreen. Tried reporting this to the crew member and he just laughed indicating that the passengers on Air India dont deserve entertainment system. I have traveled twice in AI and both the times it didnt work. Even if you are getting some other mid eastern airways for additional price, please chose that rather than Air India."
Cons: "Delayed several times Overbooked Lavatories not working"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "The general condition of the aircraft. It was in disrepair and worn. Seats were uncomfortable. Audio/video was inoperative and staff could not fix it. Food was tolerable with a definite decline in quality."
Pros: "Air India is the best. Highly recommend it"
Pros: "The staff were good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed No entertainment on flight No choice in food and drinks"
Cons: "The aircraft is small and understandable because short distance. When we boarded the aircraft got problem with brakes & AC. We have to be offloaded. We finally depart after 2 hours."
Cons: "Not many movies available. The plane was old and the wear and tear was visible. There was loose connection between the headset and its input point."
Pros: "The fact that the plane worked and I was able to arrive in New Delhi safely."
Cons: "Awful service! The air hosts/hostesses don't care about you if you traveling economy. This was a 16 hour flight but they didn't even offer water for 6-7 hours. I used my attendant button at least 12 times and no one came to my seat. I had to hunt them down and found all of them holed up in the back of the plan gossiping and laughing. Adding to this, their entertainment systems were faulty and didn't work half of the time I was on the plane. The sound quality may have been alright but the headphones that they provided gave a really muffled sound so it was really hard to understand. I tried to use my personal headphones but the entertainment system would only allow for Air India's "special" headphones. The food was mediocre and they served their meals in spurts. Within the first two hours of the plane taking off, they served us one meal. Then there was no food or water service for at least 8 more hours. Then they gave us a meal 4 hours before we were supposed to land and then again a heavy snack an hour later. So basically, we were left to fend for ourselves for 8 hours with no food or water. I am dreading the journey back from Delhi to Chicago now."
Cons: "Crew folks are like bus conductors, bad food, screens dont work, seats not clean, junk in front pouches."
Pros: "Non stop Timings Convenient Good food Courteous staff"
Cons: "Entertainment system having issues Headphone quality not good"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Nonstop to India. Seat space. Ease of check in. Flight times. Wanted to reach India in day time."
Cons: "Food was ok. Expected vegetarian food to be better in Air India. Some entertainment systems broken."
Pros: "Food, service and non stop flight"
Cons: "decore needed a upkeep, arm rests were broken on both sides, passenger next to me his entertainment system was broken."
Cons: "Entertainment was not working. Seat tray tables were broken. Seat smoothness was very worst"
Pros: "Time saver"
Cons: "Smelly inside and poor and out dated equipment"
Pros: "The food was decent. That’s about it."
Cons: "Other than this, the on flight entertainment was broken for the 15 hour flight, and people and their kids became restless. The staff refused to do much about it. It was a really bad experience. Some of the lights weren’t working for people who wanted to read and they were told to stand near the bathroom area for light. Overall, I won’t be flying air India again."
Cons: "Poor customer service, non working entertainment systems, no one care when complained."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work duration of the flight. Uncomfortable seats, confusing instructions for deplaning. Will travel Sir India only if I have no other option"
Cons: "Leg room in Air India No wifi at Delhi airport"
Cons: "food not so good. The entertainment system was not working on many seats including mine"
Pros: "Good leg room, but not very comfortable seats."
Cons: "The entertainment screens were broken on half of the plane, including mine."
Pros: "All bags were weighed and accpted while issuing ticket. Ehile boarding we were singled out without specifying reason. After a while the agent said to weigh the hand bags again. There was no change. For no reason we got stuck."
Pros: "food was good. toilets were clean. Much better than our earlier trips. plane comparitively new and pleasant."
Cons: "Most of the time the windows were closed leading to darkness."
Pros: "Service & discipline of staff"
Pros: "flight schedules were very good and on time. Food and service was good / ok."
Cons: "I had a fragile item ( an LED tv ) and I got it broken :( I realized it only getting home and even I paid the duty in the airport for a broken tv ( ofcourse I didnt know that it was broken)"
Cons: "Seats are extremely small with very little leg space. AC was not working throughout thd flight. LCD was extremely slow. LCD touch was not working. Food was just OK."
Pros: "Seating was spacious"
Cons: "Stewardess refused a second drink...for a courteous well behaved passenger. Entertainment system poor quality needs to be updated/replaced. Taste of food was very average. The stewardesss were trying to rush through the dinner thing like they were in a great hurry."
Cons: "Poor airplane condition, tray table broken, could not recline the chair. Bad smell from bathroom Awful food. Non veg smelled very very bad and it was like some really bad animal. Awful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3hrs, not much details given prior. No entertainment available for the entire flight as it was not working. Toilet papers had been exhausted by the end of the flight.No announcement regarding connecting flight on landing."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "The air hostess was rude to the elderly passenger who might not have ever flew and in the other airlines the crew members are really very helpful, they give a smile all the time and give special attention to the elderly, this was missing in this flight."
Pros: "Food,was good and staff were courteous!"
Cons: "Check in at O'Hare was extremely slow due to carousel / roller belt malfunction! While the seats provided sufficient Kent legroom space, the pull out food trays were wobbly, unstable and uneve. It is time they need an overhaul! Entertainment was sub par compared to other airlines. Selections were old and meager. Cameras weren't working properly!"
Cons: "Entertainment services not working. Very disappointed"
Cons: "I arrived 2 hrs before floght departure. They first issued me a boarding pass; then there computers got stuck for a while. The guy at the counter couldn't get me a luggage label; then announced the flight was overbooked, took back my boarding pass and then tore it up. Told me my seat had been assigned at another counte to a family. He sent me over to another counter where no one told me anything for gala an hour. Finally they told me I had no option but to take the next flight at 500am. They put me up in a trashy transit hotel, made me wait outside in the heat for another half hour for the transport to the hotel. Will never fly Air India again if I can help it. Everywhere you see a lot of air India officials but only on in ten appears to know his job. Very unprofessional, incompetent, customer unfriendly. What a pathetic airline. Btw the frigid provided is a meager vegetarian buffet at a restaurant which is a few blocks away from the transit hotel."
Cons: "NEVER EVER CHOSE THIS AIRLINE. How such an airline is still the national carrier of India amuses me. My entertainment system was not working. There were no headphones and when asked they just kept ignoring me. The remote was broken in 2 pieces and when asked the attendant replied "Am i supposed to fix this?". I was forced to travel for 15 long hours from Chicago to New Delhi without any entertainment system. I barely saw any flight attendants in the economy class. Such airlines without any professionalism should be grounded ASAP. I would request Kayak also to remove Air India from their services or give a warning when any user opts for it. The Govt. of India should strip of the national carrier symbol of this huge debt ridden business. Its a shame that a route like US - India wherein the middle east airlines are reaping profits due to their brilliant services, the citizens of India have to look for other options rather than their own national carrier. SHAME ON YOU AIR INDIA."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Never dreamt airlines did not care for cleanliness of their aircrafts. Super dirty. dirty seats, dirty hand rests, dirty toilets. Awful smell when you walk into the flight. Torn seat covers & front storage compartments. Very bad food. Rude air hostess."
Pros: "The allotted seats asper web check was changed because of TV was not functioning..Same problem in new seat also."
Pros: "Good food,"
Pros: "IT was a straight flight"
Cons: "Service poor, entertainment system not working on a 14+hr flight was a bummer, seats malfunctioning. Staff not helpful, refused to let us use vacant executive class seats even with all the problems in our seat.s, not going to use it again."
Pros: "Service was great. Pilot explained everything."
Pros: "Timing and on schedule"
Cons: "Better to clean restrooms in between."
Pros: "Service staff and air hostesses were very courteous. Food was amazing !"
Cons: "Checkin took 1.5hrs. Very slow. Restrooms are stinking"
Airlines flying from Chicago to Kochi have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago to Kochi
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago to Kochi
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Chicago to Kochi
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chicago to Kochi
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Chicago to Kochi