Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Madurai to California
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 30h 30m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Air India promises to give you minimal service and maximum prices due to COVID. Horrible business class seats"
Cons: "Food wasn't good at all, so if you improve the food quality, that would be much better experience."
Pros: "Very rude crews"
Cons: "Seat had some chewing gum and when I complained. I get just covered with a cloth very very unhygienic flights"
Cons: "Power points weren’t working."
Pros: "1st off, it was Mumbai to Newark. 2nd it was Business Class and was (if possible), better than excellent."
Cons: "It could only have been better if it was free"
Cons: "The remote control or the touch screen weren’t working. No one could do anything about it. Seat 37J. Spent 16 hours without any television/screen support"
Cons: "My flight from Delhi was at 4:40 in the morning they served us a Appetizer with no drinks no breakfast and few hours before landing in the morning they served dinner"
Pros: "AirIndia Charges pretty good amount for ticket prices compare to other airlines but internal seats and other infrastructure is pretty old. Please upgrade the flights."
Cons: "seats, entertainment system, lights are pretty old. Need upgrades."
Pros: "On time mostly clean and safe"
Cons: "Air India is close to no frills travel. The movies were working this time though."
Cons: "Food was rotten!"
Pros: "I travel first time with Air India, but I enjoy my journey,, it’s fast n comfortable, I will recommend this Airline for your safe journeys"
Cons: "The tv audio was not working and non of the crew came to see if it could be fixed."
Cons: "They gave my assigned seat (unpaid though) to some one else and gave 3 separate seats in far off aisels for me and my 4 year and 9 year old kids. I had an ordeal at airport with AI staff and they didn't care, same experience with crew.Awful"
Pros: "Comfort of non-stop flight from SFO to Delhi. Good Food."
Cons: "Poor entertainment system during the return journey."
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Overall good flight"
Cons: "Was late by about 1 hr"
Cons: "TV did not work both ways. Poor selection of content."
Pros: "Pretty comfy. Most staff is decent."
Cons: "Infotainment system is hard to use and always half broken."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "The flight is the oldest and dysfunctional everything that I ever flew and I have been flying almost every other month for over 10 years. Crappy entertainment option for a 17 hour flight and nothing works, food was mediocre too. They serve dinner/breakfast and alcohol based on India time and not based on your destination time which is odd because they serve you alcohol just before landing at sfo at 6:00 am. It’s outta control."
Cons: "The USB Charging point was not functioning. The display of a seat in my row was not functioning"
Cons: "Tv was not working. It s really old technology. Should use air freshener frequently. Can work on toilets."
Cons: "justfly.com was very unhelpful"
Pros: "The timing and comfort is good."
Cons: "When sear assignment was done for aisle, still I was given a middle seat. Registered for non vegetarian meal but was given vegetarian"
Pros: "Flight was on time and reached SFO before time."
Cons: "It was an old flight were none of our three seats infotainment were working, also noticed similar issues with other passengers too. It is difficult to find crew members other than fixed food serving time."
Pros: "Crew inside flight was fine."
Cons: "Check-in counter crew was not friendly. Aircraft that flew from Chennai to Delhi was in bad condition. Please perform maintenance and upgrades on the aircraft."
Pros: "Efficient, fast-travel, smooth-flight, ample of food, .."
Cons: "Air India Flights from SFO to New Delhi and New Delhi to SFO are pretty old. Almost 60 % of systems entertainment systems do not work. This is not acceptable considering such a long flight. Unfortunately passengers are left with no option apart feeling gruesome boring thru out journey. Food is also very bad. while it is understandable that it might be not par with other airlines in all ameneties , the basic needs to be met. Hope they look into this and fix it"
Pros: "Nothing to complain about"
Cons: "Entertainment sucks. Looks like display from the 90s."
Cons: "bad service by crew flight is late all the time no regrets by air india"
Cons: "My in-seat entertainment system was broken. I also heard similar comments from fellow passenger"
Cons: "just 1 drinks service on a 16 hour long flight"
Pros: "Flight arrived on time in SFO."
Cons: "Last minute delays caused by additional security checks. I almost did not make it to the boarding hate in Mumbai."
Pros: "I came home safely"
Cons: "Not enough food. No tv or in flight entertainment. No wifi"
Pros: "only thing we liked was the flight was direct. thats it"
Cons: "1. food tasted so bad. it wasnt fresh for sure. 2.Service was aweful. Very hard to get help from the employees. wasn't convenient at all. 3. entertainment screen wasn't working well especially the touch screen wasn't very sensitive. 4.booked two tickets with my spouse but got seated totally apart and didn't even try to seat us together. and lot more."
Pros: "Non stop less fly hours."
Cons: "Air hostess appearance"
Cons: "One of the passengers threw-up in the aisle near the restroom and the airlines staff simply threw some news paper on top of it rather than actually cleaning it up so we all sat there smelling it for another 5 hours."
Pros: "Direct 15 hr flight. That's all I can say."
Cons: "Tv didn't work. Crew was rude at times. They believed that they owned the airline and we were just regular passengers. They don't answer any questions well. Not satisfied with their service."
Cons: "rude air hostess food no juice, drinks no alcohol had food poisoning didn't get food on time"
Cons: "Broken entertainment system"
Cons: "Everything. Nothing works on the planes, it is very uncomfortable (esp for a 16 hour flight), and the food is terrible!"
Pros: "The only direct flight available from India to the west coast"
Cons: "So many things. Pretty much the entire experience was poor/mediocre. Baggage drop took 45 minutes, even though we had already done web checkin. The food was OK, but very limited options were available. The crew was terrible. They basically did the bare minimum and then just disappeared into their quarters. No crew member was available for any kind of assistance for most of the flight. I asked for a second cup of tea and all I got was a snub. The crew acted as if they were doing us a favor by serving us. Unbelievable! The controls on the entertainment system barely functioned. The selection was mediocre and outdated. The plane overall was not maintained very well. The seats looked dirty. There was no wifi for any other modern amenities on the plane (e.g. power outlets). I basically cannot think of anything positive to say about pathetic Air India. As an Indian, I really wish they would do better."
Pros: "Direct flight Leg space"
Pros: "The behavior of the staff."
Pros: "Food quality"
Cons: "Frequency of meals could have been better. Snacks were not distributed, you have to go and collect them. And only 1-2 options for snacks."
Pros: "Waited 1 hr. to check into my flight even though only 4 people were in front of me in line. Waited another hour after boarding time to get on the plane. Two of the bathrooms were broken on the flight, leaving only two bathrooms for the entire flight, so had to wait in a half-hour queue each time I had to use the bathroom. Seats were uncomfortable and staff was inattentive and didn't seem to care."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Food is terrible Beverage service was slow Garbage everywhere TV not working"
Airlines flying from Madurai to California 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 Madurai to California
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Madurai to California
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Madurai to California
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Madurai to California
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