Cabin temperature was too low and uncomfortable
The trip was booked on a Premium Economy, I was moved to standard economy with no compensation. When I boarded the flight crew had already made someone else sit in my place who were reluctant to give me my seat. Quite a few people were found not wearing masks and crew did nothing about it. No choice of food in spite of me with a standard economy ticket that includes the option of food.
Pathetic ground staff and customer care. I paid for an upgrade 3 weeks before the journey, and I was downgraded with no reason.
No Food, No beverages, only water, and there is no information about this sudden change
Comfort and safety. At least packaged food could be served to Business Class passengers.
Surprisingly pleasant experience despite Covid-19 times. Food was too good!
Please add hot drink options - tea, coffee
Pros: "Comfortable seats and service"
Cons: "Food could have been bit better."
Pros: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful"
Cons: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful in resolving the problem of my baggage in three days"
Pros: "very welcoming and responsive"
Cons: "avoid last-minute gate changes"
Pros: "Premium Economy was comfortable and separate from the main cabin. Bulkhead seats had a lot of space. The crew was very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Flight was a bit warm, even with full air vents on. The snack was very good, but I thought it would be more of a dinner/meal."
Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "The staff at the Mumbai Airport dealing with Vistara Airline has absolutely no idea how to do their checks for documents. I was asked to wait for almost an hour and a half to get my documents cleared for my travel to dubai. After all that wait I was asked to sign an Indemnity form stating that I'll be responsible for any penalties whatsoever from Dubai Immigration if denied entry in dubai. The staff don't even know the rules and have behaved so dumb while dealing with passenger and have zero knowledge about document checks. Either the airline needs to get them more trained before getting them on the floor or needs to take strict action against them. Because wasting my time at the Mumbai airport was not so entertaining for me and the airline did not even seem apologetic about it. Vistara has hired some really unprofessional and uneducated staff at their Mumbai station."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, polite and efficient"
Cons: "Really efficient service, Tata heritage and Singapore airlines jv is always going to be on my travel list from now on"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were good. Food and tea was manageable. WAY be better than India airlines."
Cons: "Tiniest seats in the world. I travel a lot for work and these are the narrowest, tiniest seats. All Indian airlines are super cheap and low quality--with Vistara at least I did not get pushed around during boarding and getting-off. Traveling by air in India in economy class is like traveling in a greyhound bus. If you are from the US and 30+ year old avoid the Economy class."
Cons: "Food service needs a rethink. Flights in both directions, I could not get a beverage with my food. In both flights, to and from, the hostess couldn’t serve me a tea/coffee with my dessert"
Pros: "The food and crew on board are good"
Cons: "Jodhpur checkin by Vistara was a disaster. Lack of proper queuing system at the scanner and at the desk."
Pros: "Nice crew with good ambience"
Cons: "Online all food options, though it's a small flight with no hot food served!"
Pros: "Vistara ensures it remains a notch above others in terms of ambience, quality. Ensured on time performance"
Cons: "Since they have started on board snacks, it can be offered as a replacement for the meal, maybe. Plus, Indigo staff still exudes more confidence in me"
Pros: "Service was nice. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Allow for free updrades"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The overall experience was good. Would love to travel with them again."
Pros: "Not at all"
Pros: "All was okay and easy."
Cons: "We were delayed by 30 mins. Crew was nice and accommodating but seemed a little lost or not sure how to prioritize and multi-task."
Pros: "It was my first flight with Vistara. The crew was amazing. They added a personal touch by using my name. Still wondering how they knew that :)"
Cons: "Clear boarding procedures. Instead of 2 boarding groups, it could have been divided into 3-4 boarding groups to avoid congestion."
Cons: "I forgot my pull over in the cabin and the company’s team reached out to me in the next flight to hand me my item back... amazing experience"
Pros: "Super professional and kind crew. Food was good. Overall, a fantastic flight."
Pros: "I like the way this airline handles the customer right from the time of ticket booking till landing at the destination. I find this airline very professional and even better service on domestic sector then some of the world's airline services (Etihad, British Airways for instance)."
Cons: "The only thing i do not like is the website of the airline especially when we try and use it on mobile phone, it does not respond too well. Like trying to register for Club Vistara Membership and other stuff. I had to take help of customer service executive to create my club vistara account as mobile site was not accepting basic information."
Cons: "Staff rude from check in to the cabin staff. No comparison to Mid East air lines."
Pros: "The aircrafts are very nice and much better than Boeings. The decor is also very nice. Vistara is the only domestic airline with premium economy"
Cons: "The upgrade voucher process was very cumbersome, wasted a lot of time. The counter executives did not have a clue about how to use the upgrade voucher"
Pros: "Baggage policy is good"
Cons: "They hanged me for 1 hour at checking counter because they need baggage info proof of my next connecting flight from DEL TO SFO. They should know that all flights from Del to sfo is with 2 pieces baggage."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delay that was not good"
Pros: "everything went smoothly.. good service, good food"
Pros: "Was a very good experience. Staff was friendly and organized. Food was good."
Pros: "Free upgrade to first class for no apparent reason"
Pros: "The best airline in India... by far!"
Pros: "Cleanliness timing"
Cons: "Baggage cost for extra luggages."
Pros: "They had a check in/ luggage drop before the AirTran"
Pros: "Wonderful staff and nice, clean airplane. I will use your airlines in the future now."
Pros: "I thought I was taking a budget airline but ended up feeling like I was on a top notch airline. Comfortable seats, good snacks, good services. No complaints and would definitely fly again"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were great."
Cons: "Food can be improved."
Pros: "Friendly staff, organized boarding, in flight crew helpful in finding seats"
Cons: "We had checked in on line prior to arriving the airport. Due to some( political ) road blockage, we arrived late at the airport and we were not given boarding pass. The gate was open for more than 1 hour after we reached the airport. We were not issued new tickets and not refunded. The staff was not helpful at all. AS we say Customer should be always first. Anyway we missed flight from Delhi to Amritsar. We bought new one way ticket from the airport that evening. We were 5 adults and one baby visiting Golden temple from USA."
Pros: "Staff on board are excellent! WAY better service than US carriers."
Cons: "Hassle because we closed the credit card account months after paying for the tickets: this caused significant delays which could have been catastrophic."
Cons: "Vistara cancelled our flight and sent notification text message to wrong number...we didn't find out until we arrived at the airport! The vistara staff helped us book a flight on another airline."
Pros: "It wasn't efficient. Slow to check in"
Cons: "Two members of our travelling group had challenges checking in which the staff seemed not able to address and didn't communicate well"
Pros: "Less leg room than Jet"
Cons: "At least the emergency row should have more space"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "We flew to India and back from Turkey. Both flights had 2 stops and both times Indigo said we didn’t have a second flight and wouldn’t give us a second boarding pass meaning we had to go out to the check in both times to get our second boarding pass and both times were very problematic. Also we have a 7+ hour international flight on a very small plane with no free food or drinks. Just not a very good flight experience overall."
Pros: "Did not take the flight as fell sick. Tried working with vayama and Turkish airlines to reschedule this return flight but quoted cost was higher than original price."
Cons: "An understanding and accommodation based on medical reasoning."
Pros: "Budget Indian airline so was good. Good crew .Bus on and off tarmac , Basic food and paid for but fine. Good legroom in XL seats and std seemed ok too compared to some Australian airlines .Was on time so thats all that really mattered"
Pros: "Crew was great. Back holder of Seats were loose / broken."
Cons: "Connecting Indigo flight was poor as no supply of liquor n beverages. No proper n sufficient food. One cold sandwich was given"
Pros: "we lost our bags"
Cons: "we lost our bags"
Pros: "Punctuality, cleanliness and the professionalism."
Cons: "No comments."
Pros: "nothing, they did provide us with refreshments for flight delay."
Cons: "everything has to be improved"
Pros: "Flight attendants were the best and very friendly"
Cons: "Not much, on time flights and friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "Cleanliness, and punctuality."
Cons: "Choice of food available. Since it was lunch time, proper lunch type food should be available, and not just snacks."
Pros: "The staff at the airport check in counter cause too many delays by asking unnecessary questions regarding visa for concerned country, where as they only need to check for onward ticket. Also, passenger at the back of my seat was causing discomfort by stretching his legs too close to my seat"
Cons: "The staff at the aiport check in counter are not very well trained regarding visa requirements for other countries. The cabin crew needs to better train passengers regarding the amount of space allowed for their seat."
Pros: "Seats very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Separate counters for wheel chair passengers as well as bus transport. There were several unruly travellers and it is not fair that ground staff should have to remind passengers of protocol. Separate transport will help."
Pros: "No, not really, especially the boarding crew. Where was chaos and signs of lack of planning. Gate changed towards the end and sequential boarding wasn’t done properly."
Cons: "1. On time performance, flight started 1.5 hours late, 2. Boarding procedure was unplanned and the gate resembled a fish market."
Cons: "cost of the seats can be reduced or it can be free"
Pros: "Neat clean well organised and systematic"
Cons: "Cabin announcements volume can be lowered. It’s too loud"
Cons: "Long delay in getting bags in Hyderabad. Turbulence in the air"
Cons: "Legspace for passengers"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "People requesting to switch seats"
Pros: "The flight was delayed & we were not informed over announcement or SMS. We were kept waiting standing in Que for 45 minutes assuring every 5 min that we will board. I am a senior citizen & diabetic. My medicine & insulin routine was upset. If I would have known earlier of the delay I would had my meal & insulin in Airport."
Cons: "The crew, Cleanliness"
Pros: "Clean comfy seats Attentive and polite staff"
Cons: "Very delayed. Refreshments were offered after we had already bought them ourselves!"
Cons: "Promises free meal was not provided in lounge- reason cited no mail communication received from indigo"
Cons: "Lost my luggage due to mistake at check in desk"
Cons: "Announcements should be in local language primarily. Crew was not friendly. No smiles on any of the crew members."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats. Small and hard"
Pros: "Everything except boarding"
Cons: "I am a senior citizen & was issued boarding pass for Gate no 26 in Kolkata. I received a SMS that Gate changed to Gate no 18 & then Gate No 19. I was not only harassed but under stress if the gate is going to change again & I should not miss it."
Pros: "As above no food score as didn’t buy anything and no entertainment score as none on board b"
Pros: "What a great airline! On time, safe, good service, and really cool brand."
Cons: "Limiting the free baggage allowance to 15 kg is quite difficult to meet when you are a foreigner visiting India. The cost for extra weight is very expensive."
Pros: "Crew tried to be helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Difficult to find if in right line to check in. After asking many finally found a staff member who realized I had only a few minutes to catch my flight. Then given priority. IT COST ME ABOUT $67 USD ONE WAY BUT IT COST MY BAG $87 USD TO BE CHECKED IN. Another cut rate airlines that charges for everything extra--soon th toilets!"
Pros: "They finally managed to get me on the plane after finding out I had 10 minutes to boarding time due to inefficient inter terminal transport in Delhi"
Cons: "I paid more for my checked in bag than for my ticket. They charge extra for everything--soon the toilet!"
Pros: "Good crew, comfort & food."
Pros: "Kayak service is not good"
Pros: "Almost 4 hour delay. Poor service considering the long delay."
Cons: "Long delays. no compensation. poor communication about delays. Long wait in plane. No refreshment."
Pros: "Nothing much. Typical low cost airline with low level of customer care and interaction"
Cons: "I have already stated what I felt."
Pros: "Everything except that the veg sandwich finished out of stock & myself being a diabetic started having hypo (Low blood sugar). Luckily I had my glucose tablets."
Cons: "Food out of stock"
Cons: "i arrived with 45 mins as requested. Their staff an utter shambles that I feared I miss flight. By that time they said too late (even tho I had time but they didn’t know what they were doing) had to pay an extra £60!!! For their bad management and wait extra 4 hrs!"
Cons: "I did not like the fact it was delayed. I had to pay for an additional flight to get to coimbatore to fulfil my commitments."
Pros: "Nice crew, speedy boarding"
Cons: "I checked in 5 hours in advance and they gave me a middle seat without even asking. There were aisle and windows free in the plane"
Pros: "Help desk at check in counter. Such a supportive staff I have never seen. Helping at all moment."
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Pros: "Nothing that i liked"
Cons: "I wanted to cancel the ticket but none of your cook gravy details were reachable. I sent emails but no reply. I had to cancel the ticket from indigo directly but i didn't get the refund for the same yet. Bri unhappy with the service."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess, aircraft not ready, waited in the bus. Food service was horribly slow. On row 5, took 45 minutes to get a glass of water. Leading aborted close to runway, took of again before touchdown at Chennai, then turned around and landed safely after 15 minutes. No explanation by the crew."
Pros: "Seats are very nice."
Cons: "Flight attendants do not have passengers obey flight safety rules. Passengers roam around plane when seat belt light is on. Talk on phone all the way thru take off. Very weak on enforcement of safety requirements."
Cons: "No leg room"
Cons: "The chicken Junglee sandwich was stale hard and really dry."
Cons: "My suggestion that at the time of boarding your staff behavior not good. As well you should supply hot napkin for freshness"
Pros: "Good flight crew"
Cons: "Air India will reschedule your flight and offer no customer service support. Or, actually, they will disrespect you and willfully make things harder for you if you complain or try to rectify the situation. Staff are disinvested and management are incompetent. Avoid Air India if at all possible."
Cons: "I had a business card on 01A but in the checkin I was told that the seat is no serviceable They gave a 17C economy seat and promised that if they will succeed to repair the seat I’ll will have my Haines seat 01A back On the gate I was told that seat 01A is ok but 01J is non serviceable bad compa"
Pros: "Seriously speaking nothing!!"
Cons: "A lot of things really..but most of all be on time!"
Pros: "On boarding was very quick. I was happy to get a meal on a short flight."
Cons: "I do not recall any entertainment. The off boarding was slow."
Pros: "I liked the timeliness of the flight and early arrival."
Cons: "Air India really needs to work on customer satisfaction. The boarding process was confusing and disorganized without announcement. In addition, several families were not sitting together and were upset about their seating thus kept asking to switch seats which was bothersome. In addition, the entertainment needs an upgrade. The streaming was slow and would crash. Seats were uncomfortable. This direct flight is great, but Air India has a lot to work on."
Pros: "Me and my wife paid for extra legroom seats but was denied seating to our assigned seats because the staff printed the boarding pass with the wrong seat assignment in them. The head of ground crew told us that either we fly or we need to onboard the plane.."
Pros: "Food and timings."
Cons: "entertainment system was not working"
Pros: "Very good service, specious legroom in economy class, tasty food and helpful staff"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Cons: "My TV in my seat was not at all working and the crew was not able to help with any thing."
Pros: "Flight operated well on-time Boarding, check-in and baggage collection were smooth and well organized."
Cons: "- Non-functional in-flight entertainment system. - Milk based dessert served in the last run of flight was stale. - Edge of seat next to foot rest was broken, and its sharp edge chipped my foot - Food tray was so loose, I had to lift it from below to keep it level while eating food. - There was litter(spoon, empty bottle, tissue paper) next to my seat. - Flight was not clean."
Pros: "Crew are good . Food is okay not great not bad. They can certainly improve here . I travelled other airlines food is more delicious."
Cons: "More recent movies , news would be better. Staff needs to step up and inform travelers to form the lines . follow same standards as US. They need to control crowd more. Start having Discipline."
Cons: "Crew was not helpful to keep the baggage in cabin. She said it is not my duty. The movies are all 10 years old and none of South Indian movies updated. Bathrooms smell awful."
Cons: "1. Entertainment box didn’t work and no response from crew. 2. No pillows and when asked for one, reply was there are no pillows. 3. No one comes with water and No water kept in the intermediate stations. 4. Overall, a horrible experience."
Pros: "Staff was really nice .... they were trying hard to please passenger ...."
Cons: "Plane wasn't much clean and seats are breaking ... s most of the tvs are not working ...even toilets some passenger don't keep clean but staff should keep an eye on that...."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Entertainment systems broken for half of passengers on board. Broken tray tables, flight attendants admitted that this is very common and passengers will have to deal with it. All they offered was logging in log book which they told no one reads. Have video and picturen proof for all of these"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn't working. USB port was broken. Seat was not reclining."
Pros: "Boarding and baggage claim were extremely fast. The staff was very attentive, and we didn't get charged for checked bags."
Cons: "There were no entertainment options, but to be fair this was a short local flight and most airlines don't have entertainment options in smaller flights."
Cons: "our tv monitors didn't work in our both flights so we were not happy at all. food - side dishes are more than rice so food is not sufficient to even kids, forget about adults.. air hostess won't even greet to everyone. they kind of choose people"
Pros: "Professional and courteous staff. Lots of leg space. Food was OK not great not bad. Domestic leg of flights were on time."
Cons: "Seat cousion was so thin I could feel the metal underneath. One of the three media screen was not working so my daughter had no inflight entertainment system. It did not work even after resetting by the crew staff. IAD to DEL flight was delayed, missed my onward domestic flight. Support staff was indifferent and took 4 hr to sort the issue out. Horrible experience of that day at DEL with AI staff just giving run around. DEL- IAD flight was delayed departure and arrival by > hr."
Cons: "they didn't have kids food even though i requested, i have proof."
Cons: "The food is served buffet style. Obviously that does not keep it at the correct temperature for 25+ hours. I battled Food poisoning within hours from getting off the plane."
Pros: "Non-stop flight from JFK to New Delhi is very convenient (especially leaving from JFK not Newark). Flight was only 15 min delay."
Cons: "Don't expect luxury on this flight. Dirty seats, continental breakfast not offered as advertised, curt staff, broken TV remote"
Cons: "Old planes need maintenance"
Cons: "In flight entertainment was broken, food served was poorly cooked, there was a delay in arrival following which I was put up in a horrible dusty hotel overnight that was far away from the airport."
Pros: "Nothing as change of aircraft took two hours and no facility to passengers was provided by the management . Lot of harassment to passengers especially to seniors ."
Cons: "My monitor for entertainment was not working at all. The flight attendant said he will reset it but it didn't work. Even my light didn't work. I was left doing nothing in the plane, neither watch entertainment on monitor nor read a book on a very long flight. This is a very poor service, I am considering not to fly on air India anymore."
Pros: "Food was excellent! Crew was very friendly & courteous!seat"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable, tray table support was broken."
Cons: "The boarding was started much earlier than the boarding time stated on the boarding pass. I boarded at boarding starting time specified on the boarding pass but the flight was almost boarded and not enough space for overhead."
Cons: "Additionally, my friend travelling with me got a business class upgrade for free which the agent did not entertain when I asked. The seat assignment was with a severely obese person and they did not change when I asked, though the flight was pretty empty and people were using 3 seats to sleep and fly all the way back."
Pros: "Professional pilot, Direct flight ( less flying time)"
Cons: "Professionalism, crew, the airport manager Newyork, The food is no where stand in the international market. Lazy and old mentality of government based management overall from Head office to ground crew from every steps. As an Indian we want to see our Air line a five star."
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: "I really like the space and comfort of the flight, as well as the selection of entertainment."
Cons: "A good portion of the staff were friendly yet more could be desired from their charisma and availability."
Pros: "Boy oh boy, the meal on this flight was delicious - I wish I could have had this earlier in life!"
Cons: "The flight attendants in this particular flight made it a point to act coldly towards the people in economy - I don't care too much for that - a simple smile goes a long way, but there were none. The plane was doing "final call" for boarding 50 minutes prior to the departure time so we rushed to the gate. Once on the plane, we waited uncomfortably for roughly an hour before taking off."
Pros: "Nothing to complain about"
Cons: "Entertainment sucks. Looks like display from the 90s."
Cons: "1. Less regional movies 2. Remote does not work. 3. System reset (never heard of) takes time 4. Crew does not show up when needed 5. Screen resolution is probably 70s style 6. Touch screen does not work 7. No hygeine - no socks or any sleeping aids like other airlines 8. With 15 hours floght, you expect at least some toileteries - tooth brush. Horrible that someone did not even think about it"
Cons: "Seats , crew and toilets"
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: "Flight crew was attentive and served well in such as short flight. Likely food service is not suggested for such short flight. Save money on food and be more creative to serve passengers. I took Air India after a long while, as I got used to Emirates and Ethiad serving my home town Ahmadabad directly from SFO. This time I opted for Air India due to electronic ban on other flights. I paid attention to service by Air India, and I liked their service; they served with grace and attentive to passenger's needs."
Cons: "Food can be better served with a change in caterer who takes pride not just filling order old style, salad needs be taken out if it can not be preserved. Look for a better caterer. Let's look for a better menu. Don't just serve food because you have to. More needs to be explored if this is one necessary evil we need to provide for a short flight of one hour."
Pros: "Flight timings"
Cons: "Poor in flight service quality"
Cons: "It would have been nice to dim the lights so people could sleep, offer water more than once during a 15 hour flight (that's right - beverage service ONE TIME in 15 hours), not take 30 min to clear out garbage after meals, and notice when you step on the passengers foot... 3 times. Also, the bathroom ran out of toilet paper twice, the personal entertainment tv shuts off randomly throughout the flight, the food was salty (further dehydrating), and plane is dirty."
Pros: "Only nonstop flight between Chicago and New Delhi Pajama are offered for use in Business class and was very comfortable. Loved changing into the comfy pajamas during the flight."
Cons: "Flew business class and was very disappointed. Crew in business class not attentive and they stay in their galley most of the time. This is very unlike other international carriers like Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa , and Swissair that fly the same route. Meager snacks and drinks. Seats much inferior to Lufthansa, Swissair business class.Only two bathrooms in Business class and one was declared unusable almost at the beginning of the fifteen hour flight. Bathrooms are not kept clean by staff."
Cons: "This was a 16 hour flight with no in-flight entertainment! The least you all could have done is provide passengers with a wifi password. Extremely disappointed."
Pros: "Food quality and quantity was good. Staff was courteous and attentive"
Cons: "Aircraft equipments can be more up to date. Few tv screens were not working."
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Broken seats Stinking bathrooms Spotty carpets Dirty upholstery on the seats Very rude service Dishonest management"
Pros: "Turbulence, higher than usual, lasting for an hour at a stretch. Plane dipped in altitude suddenly more than a handful of times. Plane was about to land at SFO, pilot suddenly decided not to, with sudden and accelerated plane movements. A kid next to me was thrown half a foot from the seat. Following this when the plane landed it was continuously 'wobbling'. This kind of piloting is not expected of a long distance passenger aircraft. Lost my trust in Air India as a safe flight. Will highly not recommend Air India to family and friends."
Pros: "The food served was good"
Cons: "The seats were not comfortable, the entertainment at my seat was not working as well"