Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 20% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 22% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,191||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 15m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,501) and Air India ($1,828), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($796) and Air India ($895).
From Chicago to Lucknow, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Lucknow back to Chicago , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday 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 Lucknow Amausi, also known as Lucknow Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight was freezing cold and staff were very rude. Worst flight I have ever been on."
Pros: "Boarding process, including ground crew was good with customer service. Food was good and in-par with other airlines."
Cons: "Flight crew, including a few air-hostesses were very rude. Entertainment system and the played films were very dull. Plane was uncomfortable."
Cons: "I was exiting your airplane bathroom and my wife was entering when the flight attendant placed her arm in front of my wife and said, “I’m sorry but I’m working so that means I have dibs on this bathroom.” She then entered the bathroom and shut the door on my wife’s face. I was furious and speechless to witness such frank rude behavior and horrible customer service. I would like to think that United Airlines prides itself on better customer service than this. My wife and I have other choices when we fly and we will certainly think twice before we fly United Airlines again."
Pros: "Actually managed to sleep!"
Pros: "I like that the seats were more comfortable and had at least some padding."
Cons: "The gate had no comfortable seats and looked like a minimalists ' lounge. The gate agent did not actively give any updates to the boarding process."
Pros: "On time, courteous & caring flight attendant & desk staff. Unable to understand pilot or first officer's PA announcements...language & microphone issues. Airplane is severely cramped so flight was uncomfortable."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."
Pros: "The older planes of United Airlines could use some remodeling. The entertainment system with controls in the middle of the arm rest where the elbow rests is such a bad idea, didn't even bother with this crappy unintuitive system. It was annoying and flashy with bright advertisements or something popping up on a night time flight just sooooooo annoying, turning it off was not intuitive and had to ask the flight attendants how to turn it off during their very busy work of handing out packages with five miniature pretzels and drinks to the passengers, was happy to get a whole cab of juice to myself though."
Pros: "Polite crew"
Pros: "People were polite."
Cons: "I got my flight switched earlier. Paid $57 for it. Then this flight got delayed almost 2 hours so I ended up in NYC at the same time and it threw off my whole work day."
Cons: "Comfort, service.., terrible'"
Pros: "The flight was smooth"
Cons: "The seats felt stiff"
Cons: "Again, seats are too close front to back."
Cons: "Tight seating for transatlantic flight. More importantly avoid Toronto at all costs. Need to clear customs and go back through security again on a connecting flight. Takes forever. Food was not good at all."
Cons: "Explained above"
Cons: "Boarding by zones causes passengers to have to stand longer while waiting to board, inconveniences them by having passengers seated in window and middle seats often arrive after the passenger in the aisle seat, and slows down the entire process because passengers settling into the front part of the plane frequently board and stow luggage while those seated in the back queue up behind them. Compared to boarding by row, the entire process is now one lengthy mess."
Cons: "How they canceled one of my flights just as I landed at my layover for that flight when I look back at Boston they had a direct flight ready for my destination. Very poor management I was stuck in Chicago with no money or food for hours then after they start boarding for my new flight they tell me that I may not be able to get on even with ticket in hand. It was a joke and very stressful"
Pros: "The gate at the Chicago airport was well designed. There was a line for each boarding group, and you could line up early. This is particularly effective for some Asian flights, which can sometimes be chaotic with many different nationalities all lining up."
Pros: "I broke my arm and all of the gate agents were wonderful trying and succeeding in getting me A seats for my comfort."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "United chamged our arrival gate without a crew to man the jet way. So we sat for 20 mins this missing our connection flight."
Pros: "Good selection of entertainment."
Pros: "Flight from Calgary to Chicago was excellent!"
Pros: "Connecting flights in China need more of a layover I missed my connecting flight not happy it was a disaster going through immigration takes forever in Shanghai .."
Cons: "Delay and then having to change gates - at O"Hare that means walking and walking some more !! After being insulted during check in. The RUDE woman (poor English) with assisted boarding then the RUDE man that changed my name and my luggage he chose to send to Dayton OH -never been there in my life and he "dug" thru my luggage - as if he was searching for MONEY or GOLD -he pulled out a protein drink and I asked him to hand that to me so I could drink it as I am a diabetic - he shouted at me "I THROW AWAY'. During the two hour delay I could have used it !! Poor service I will fly American from now on !!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "While going inside the flight they told me there is no room for Carryon and gave me ticket to book the luggage. When I went inside the Flight there is lot of room to carryon's, why they have to lie this BS."
Cons: "One of the stewardesses had a terrible attitude. She was rude to people and rolling her eyes at them. She also seemed to be rude to her fellow co workers."
Pros: "The crew was awesome and the flight wasn't bad at all"
Cons: "It was suggested that I didn't bring my carry on with me so I left it to be voluntarily checked and it came back ripped"
Pros: "Great boarding at ORD."
Cons: "My seat"
Cons: "The flight was late by 5 hrs due to mechanical problems. The gate crew was confused about what to do and we ended up with several deboardings and boardings. Food was terrible. The entertainment system did not work."
Cons: "8 channels of looped shows and movies. Too long a flight for that...and then have to use my device to watch on the free part of the wifi.so no battery left. For this price? And I booked through Lufthansa but flew United. Bad form."
Pros: "the japanese speaking flight attendant was exellent! she was very observant to passengers needs. i was also pleasantly surprised by the entertainment system."
Cons: "there was a flight delay due to maintenance, which was inconvenient."
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "2 hour delay due to a name discrepancy on a passenger. Not fair to keep everyone waiting for one person"
Pros: "The vegetable ravioli we had on our flight was top notch and the crew did a great job of making sure everyone was taken care of on the flight"
Cons: "I flew economy, so I knew that I wouldn't be getting a lot of space. But I wasn't prepared for how much less space I would get compared to the other seats on the plane. I was uncomfortable for most of the trip."
Pros: "Very funny and skilled captain. Comfortable seats with lots of leg room"
Cons: "Crabby flight attendant"
Pros: "United offers so many free movies and shows it makes the flight fly by."
Pros: "Glad you didn't give priority to those with other designations like priority plus etc"
Cons: "Plane late leaving Chicago due to no pilot."
Cons: "Long delay for maintenance. Barely made my connection in Munich."
Cons: "I ordered and paid for food that they forgot to serve me. I had to go to the back to ask for my food. When I did they were rude about it. UA has offered a coupon for 50.00 that I can use if I fly with them again-- which would cost about 1000. No thanks, United. I'll fly with China Air."
Pros: "No delays."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "On time arrival, the food, the crew"
Cons: "No power outlet and very old entertainment system. United has introduced a nice wifi-based entertainment system but if you do not have power outlets to keep devices up the system is pretty much useless after one movie or less."
Cons: "Not only did we sit on the plane for over an hour before taking off, but on an over four hour flight I was refused water towards the end. When I asked for more than one glass I was rudely told and I quote, "you know what? No. We have other passengers who may want water." Are you kidding me? I sat down feeling scolded and like I asked for something ridiculous. We landed after 2am and most of the passengers were sleeping and I doubt anyone asked for more water since I didn't see the flight attendant move again. Perhaps she was upset that I interrupted her from reading her paper? Extremely displeased with my experience. I"
Pros: "The last row was really comfortable."
Cons: "The lines set up to let people onto plane were disorganized."
Cons: "The flight was over one hour late departing ORD. We had approximately 15 minutes to make our connection at IAD. While I understand that the delay happened because the copilot was late because of a fender bender, I believe the delay could have been much shorter. Since they had telephone contact with the crew member we could have been boarded before he was on the plane and departed sooner. Also no reasonable explanation was given for the delay other than a crew member was not there."
Pros: "Mechanical problem, changed planes and left 5 hours late. Missed my connection to Taipei. While the airport hotel we were sent to was adequate, it wasted an entire extra day to get there."
Pros: "Can't say I liked anything about this flight or my interaction with United about it."
Cons: "Where do I start - tried not to select a seat until boarding, so I can get a chance at seating up front of the cabin - the online system selected one for me anyway that no one could remove. With 20+ seats open when I left for the airport - in the 20 minutes or so until I got there, they were all taken and I was stuck in a seat in Row 37 in the back of the plane that I didn't even select. The Premier Access line was taking 40 minutes to process and had to be moved to a regular line that took only 10 minutes. Plane was an old 767 with my seat mate overweight and spilling into my seat - since flight was supposedly full , no chance to switch. Flight attendant light wasn't working and had to go to them myself to get headphones that weren't provided. Overall, horrible experience I wouldn't want to relive again."
Cons: "I was informed today that one of my checked bags was picked up by another customer who eventually realized it was not her bag. She brought it back to the airport and refused to turn over the bag until the airport compensated her. (How this happened I have no idea because I stood right by the entrance of the baggage claim and never saw the bag come out). The customer refused to return the bag until the police became involved at which point she agreed to write a note confirmed she did not steal anything. The bag then needs to be sent to me in 2 days and I'll have to verify myself that indeed nothing was taken from the bag. I'm very concerned how this individual came to be in possession of my bag considering, again, I stood right at the entrance of the baggage claim conveyor belt from the time it started to when it ended. As a result, this experience really made me feel frustrated and violated."
Cons: "They knew we were on our way to the connection. They told us to run, we did. We were not aloud on the plane. Caused 10 hours of flight delays and cancelled flights because they could not wait 2 minutes.... Horrible experience."
Cons: "The entertainment system was broken for most part"
Pros: "The only thing good about Air India today was that they were on time. As far as Business Class goes, there airplanes needed an update 10 years ago, and I'm still waiting. From Chicago, they are the only non-stop flight to Delhi, so there is little incentive for them to upgrade."
Cons: "Very tired cabin and the on demand video was awful..."
Pros: "Air India is the best. Highly recommend it"
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: "Excellent. Indian food and entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was old"
Cons: "Worst food I’ve ever had, highly salty and tasteless. And seats were literally falling apart. Even in upright position, they were reclining all the way under the weight of average passengers."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Entertainment was not working in my seat(19F). May be Air India has to change their menu.."
Pros: "Loved the leg room in the economy class seats, much more comfortable than other airlines. The flight crew was courteous, overall a pleasant experience"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "Boarding was surprisingly smooth and food, as anticipated was really good."
Cons: "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 !"
Cons: "Seats were broken. Head lights were not working. Tv and its remote were not working. Cold food."
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"
Pros: "Hospitality Generally the crew were great."
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Only crew .."
Cons: "Nothing was good no facilities was in washroom , it was so dirty , no one was there to take care of . No mouth freshnessner no moisturiser .our LCD wasn't working at all , even we couldn't off the screen , the whole journey in front of our eyes a bright screen so couldn't sleep and no eye pad provided , the flight was already delayed by 7 hours ... It was worst , No comments for food .."
Cons: "Very poorly managed boarding process after 7 hour delay. The business class seats were outdated and very poor inflight entertainment. On the positive side the crew were nice and hospitable."
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: "leg room, on time take off and landing"
Cons: "limited entertainment choices"
Pros: "Nice stewards, very helpful to us as we had a baby"
Cons: "Yucky bathrooms Check in staff very rude Airplane seats uncomfortable Airplane very old Entertainment onboard is terrible"
Pros: "Overal Good"
Cons: "Food quality is not upto international standards If you wan to competete, the only thing that will put you down is the Food QA"
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 7 hours. Connecting flight arrangements we're not made promptly. Poor response"
Cons: "Equipment did not work well. Business class seat that would not return to upright position."
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!"
Pros: "It was comfortable enough."
Cons: "I paid 14.95 to make seat selections online but the airline had no record of it so I ended up in a middle seat on this 15 hour flight. In addition the entertainment systems in my section of the plane did not work."
Cons: "Entertainment services not working. Very disappointed"
Cons: "Customer service didn't even try and refund even the taxes"
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: "Timing and on schedule"
Cons: "Better to clean restrooms in between."
Pros: "Service staff and air hostesses were very courteous. Food was amazing !"
Airlines flying from Chicago to Lucknow have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights