Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($693) and Air India ($1,085), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($1,244) and Air India ($1,503).
When flying out of Chicago you will be using one of these airports: Chicago O'Hare Intl. You will be landing at Tirupati, also known as Tirupati Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "Crew was very welcoming and helpful."
Cons: "The plane was not clean and very little leg room."
Pros: "Flight timing, booking and boarding staff very helpful, decent service by inflight staff."
Cons: "Broken entertainment system"
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."
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"
Pros: "Nice Everything is good."
Cons: "They can supply better food."
Pros: "Nothing is organized and over all very worse airline experience. No respect to customers"
Cons: "Almost everything I disliked. Crew were not accommodating and helpful. Need better service training on how to treat customers."
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: "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."
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: "Flight time from ORD to DEL. Quickest flight."
Cons: "Everything else."
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 !"
Pros: "Non stop Timings Convenient Good food Courteous staff"
Cons: "Entertainment system having issues Headphone quality not good"
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: "Staff was courteous and helpful. Pilot was great."
Cons: "The seats were dilapidated, equipment didn’t work and the entertainment system was a mess. Movies kept on stopping and had to started again only to stop one more time."
Cons: "Seats were broken. Head lights were not working. Tv and its remote were not working. Cold food."
Pros: "I told one of the crew members if she can change my seat because my screen wasn't working. She told me she will be be back but she never did come back."
Cons: "The attitude of the crew member."
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: "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: "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."
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: "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."
Cons: "Entertainment services not working. Very disappointed"
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."
Airlines flying from Chicago to Tirupati 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