Cons: "Quality of on board food and courtesy of flight attendants really needs improvement. Etihad wasn't like this a decade ago."
Pros: "Vegetarian meal."
Cons: "Due to the delay of the first flight, I had to run until my heart aches to catch my second flight in time. Not many people spoke English"
Pros: "Did not submit my meal choice in time but got the meal of my choice anyway."
Pros: "The crew were very good and attentive. Fight in both directions was smooth and very comfortable."
Cons: "In both directions, check in took forever and I was unable to check in online beforehand. The first flight, I waited 1.5 hr (perhaps that is the general experience from JFK) and in the other direction, at least 1 hr."
Pros: "Crews were great"
Cons: "1. Ground staff was rude to me. Didnt help me to print a boarding pass of my connecting flight 2. The window seat’s space in the first row was quite narrower than others"
Pros: "Boarding and checking was effortless. The crew was attentive. Food was very good."
Cons: "Seats are too cramped"
Pros: "Very comfortable seats. Entertainment options a bit limited Ok service. Food not especially remarkable"
Cons: "Service could have been better. More movie optiond"
Pros: "Got an exit seat, so really enjoyed the leg room and overall flight experience."
Cons: "The flight did not take off on time, either from NYC to Abu Dhabi or Abu Dhabi to Islamabad. From Abu Dhabi to Islamabad, it was almost an hour late."
Pros: "The crew were very understanding and tried to help as much as they could with the issues encountered. Many out of their control."
Cons: "This flight is one I have done a couple of times in the last year. This will be the last time doing it. It is basically a transit flight for people to get to India and the sub continent. The food is all curry based and as a westerner found it not to my taste, only having a curried vegetarian option as the meal “options” is unbelievable. The plane is jam packed which is fine, but the smell of some of the other passengers was horrendous. There must be a rule that passengers shower in the week leading up to the flight at least. My wife and I both had incidents of people pushing in front in every queue from boarding (lack of control by ground staff as random people joining First/Business/Gold line as moving first) to bathrooms (myself and two others waiting patiently before a woman pushed into bathroom before person even got out, then blocked our passage in to let her family member in), hitting us with bags when disembarking and then completely blocking walkways with no consideration for other passengers. We have now agreed that we will fly through any other city/route to avoid this terrible experience being repeated."
Pros: "This time the service was ok"
Cons: "Food was mediocre,and while boarding the buisness class and economy lines are chaotic, looks like no one is in charge!"
Pros: "The staff on board was very friendly, warm."
Cons: "The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Staff does not show up at all on the staff call button."
Cons: "The aircraft was an old one. Seats were uncomfortable, entertainment screen was nonfunctional, non of the buttons of the control stick worked, headphone connector ports were broken. Can’t say a single good thing about this flight."
Pros: "very poor experience transiting through Jeddah airport"
Cons: "There was no wheelchair that was request. Had to walk long distance in severe pain. no one bothered to listen. Will never fly Saudia again"
Pros: "I just like long international flights so everything was great"
Cons: "Only issue I had was how cold it was"
Pros: "I like the outgoing flight but i found worst flight ever when i came to karachi i was sick and saudia airline contineously changing their flight schedule and no airport meal offered for the people of karachi so i and other passengers decided that we never ever book saudia arabia airline in future"
Cons: "نظافة المقاعد و طاولات الطعام و الحمامات، طريقة تقديم وجبات الطعام"
Pros: "Coffee was excellent."
Cons: "My luggage could have been on my same flight. There were 3 notifications about the flight being delayed for no reason. A computer glitch delayed the flight from departing as the crew had to manually check the passenger manifest. We arrived late into Jeddah and almost missed our connecting flight."
Pros: "I am a big guy. The seat was one of the more comfortable ones in recent times. The five staff that I encountered were all super courteous and helpful. They were also very kind and considerate of the unrelated 6-yr old sitting on the next seat."
Cons: "Pretty much everything was excellent."
Cons: "Check in was the issue. They want us to pay for the baggage in order to check in. Other aircraft they will check you in they won’t give one person boarding pass untill or unless you pay for the bag.. this way check in will be lot faster."
Pros: "Everything was absolutely amazing experience"
Cons: "Free wifi access should be given to international passenger at Saudi Airport,"
Pros: "Food was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing works - the entertainment system, reading lights, hand sets are falling apart etc."
Pros: "I appreciated that SOME of the crew tried to help us with our defective monitors by resetting them, but it didn’t work. The landing was also incredibly smooth. Top marks to the pilot."
Cons: "Our monitors and remotes did not work at all, for the entire flight. What’s worse, is the monitors weren’t just black... they were stuck on a bright white screen which were constantly in our face and prevented us from sleeping. Towards the end of the flight, out of desperation for sleep, I placed my blanket over the three defective monitors so the two other people in my row and I could try and sleep, but I was yelled at by a stewardess because she considered it a fire hazard! She was completely unsympathetic. Having a blinding white light in your face rather than an entertainment system, on a 14 hour flight, was torturous. My girlfriend and I were EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in this flight. The food was also very underwhelming and akin to bad hospital food. But at least that was bearable."
Pros: "Friendly and hard working crew Comfortable flight but so long Pleasantly surprised since I see so many negative reviews Keep it up Air India"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "Condition of the aero plane. The maintenance could have been better"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn't working ok. Seats are firm ans dirty. Seat handle was hard. Most expensive ticket compare to other flights but old aircraft needs renovations badly"
Cons: "I don’t know yet. We had to miss the flight because of the earlier flight’s delay. Ridiculous planning by whoever is the in-charge of airline scheduling. I urge people to stay away from India. They charge competitively and the service stinks. No reason to use this airline."
Pros: "Whiskey was served to forget about my journey."
Cons: "Air India needs to provide proper training to the staff. Starting from boarding plane, no hi/hello- staff is like “show your passport” and then “GO”. I notice inside plane, there was no one guiding passengers with their carryons. Pretty air hostess with heavy makeup was smiling at older couple struggling with their carryon luggage, I helped few of them around me. Plane is really in bad condition - seats are not comfortable, TV is difficult to figure out because it’s barely work, audio jacks are broken. Do not press flight attendant Call button because no one will come to you - I needed some drinking water and press the button, no one showed up for 15 mins finally I was able to stop one who was passing by me and asked her for water, she said “Sorry we don’t have any small water bottle” and she kept on walking. I was like WHAT :)), After 5 mins other attendant gave me a 2 liter bottle and a cup. Later I found by one flight attendant that they don’t give pen to fill out immigration form. Passengers must bring their own pen and keep handy to fill forms. And finally Air India needs to provide some Tie to male flight attendant, One on them was wearing very rundown tie."
Cons: "Flight seems to be very old and Entertainment screens not working. Not sure what to do during a flight time of 13hr without entertainment. Felt like flight attendants have zero respect towards their passengers. Responses were rude. No one attended service requests multiple times. Air India domestic crew far better than their international crew. Stupid crew and worst flight. My first and last air India flight."
Pros: "Seats are clean on time arrival crew service entertainment system"
Cons: "Meal choice was bad"
Cons: "Terribly rude staff, on top of most basic things (such as light, tv/media, etc) not working on the plane. Air India ground staff at JFK is truly unprofessional."