Cons: "poor customer service by Airindia"
Cons: "Food given was veg even though i had asked for non veg. The flight attendant said they can't give non veg. Attendant not helpful"
Cons: "The flight had mechanical issues. They made us sit until 10 pm but still no flight. Then they asked us to go home and come back next day! When we tried to check/in, they said there are no more seats. Then they finally put us on another airline which departed in the night! This is a nightmare. You should not entertain Air-India on your website. I was totally exhausted and taken for a ride by poor airline management."
Cons: "TV screens did not work at all. For a 15 hour flight this is the worst thing possible. How do u kill time !!!! Food could have been better. The first meal was so less in quantity. I was so hungry but they didnt have more to give."
Cons: "They delayed the flight hence my parents Mangalore flight got missed..air India timings are pathetic"
Cons: "It was like flying a crowded bus with push and shove!"
Pros: "We had taken extra legroom seats and so the seating was comfortable."
Cons: "The audio system was very poor. Could not watch a single movie. On such long haul flights, the entertainment system needs to be proper."
Cons: "Plug didn’t work even though we complained no repair. Entertaining unite didn’t work at all for the entire time very frustrating no pillows provided"
Pros: "The crew should be commended for doing such a great job despite the unruly behavior of some of the passengers. The Legroom on the airline is much larger than most of the airlines I have traveled. The meals served are mostly geared towards the Indian cuisine and it’s pretty good and sumptuous. You are provided with three meals on the EWR-BOM leg viz. lunch, dinner and breakfast."
Cons: "The boarding at Newark was chaotic but the blame lies on passengers who were not heeding to the repeated announcement from the ground staff. The entertainment system on the flight was very spotty with some terminals being unresponsive to touch. The passenger announcement are very minimal."
Pros: "This time especially I was surprised by the hospitality of the Captain & the crew they all did a phenomenal job! Sameera inflight crew was v attentive to the passenger sitting besides me, she collapsed due to asthamatic attack , he immediately came gave her O2 & announce for the doctor on board & revived the passenger ."
Pros: "Good leg room, carry on luggage space was great and the crew was very helpful. Overall flight experience was great, taking and land off wise."
Cons: "The audio head set on the entertainment system was broken. The crew tried to fix it by rebooting it several times but to no avail. It seemed like a hardware issue which should ideally have been caught before the flight. The food was also a bit disappointing - the bread was cold, and the second meal (chicken version) had an odd smell to it."
Pros: "The staff smiled."
Cons: "Headphone jacks didn’t work, my husband’s tv didn’t work, they kept turning entertainment off, food was awful, pre-ordered meal didn’t show up on their list. Overall it was awful. entertainment Selection was mediocre at best."
Pros: "The Cabin Crew"
Cons: "Improve entertainment content"
Pros: "Found flies in it"
Cons: "Flies in food; chipped trays"
Cons: "One has to go thru customs in mumbai (awful experience) then transport them to domestic airport ! We barely made iy to our connecting flight and had to run. Our bags were wet from rain !!! i can see why most people avoid Air-India and Mumbai airport. The morons think building a shiny facility is enough, its EXPERIENCE that matters. Instead of Mumbai it should be called Mum-BYE, just because of the experience."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and helpful. I paid $25 extra (which isn't much at all) for an exit row and it was as comfortable as it could have been in economy. I got to my destination safely and on time which is most important."
Cons: "I wasn't able to keep the screen for the entertainment system up (I had no seats in front of me so the screen was on an arm) so I could not use the entertainment system. If I had been able to use it, I usually prefer using the audio part of the system and I noticed that only Indian music was available. It would be nice if some western music was also offered."
Pros: "The staff were good, friendly and willing to serve The flight arrived almost 2 hours before schedule"
Cons: "The security didnt have the priority lane The entertainment was not working and took 2 hours to get it fixed"
Pros: "There was nothing like about"
Cons: "First of all flight was 8-9 hours delay from destination Secondly they did not had precise time from Newark at what time flight would depart and than flight reaches India 4.5 hours late."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "One of the male crew behavior was bad. Equipment on the flight was old and not working."
Pros: "Flight made it 10min early than the reported time, despite the late boarding."
Cons: "No wifi. List of movies, songs and TV shows is very limited and outdated. Seat remotes have missing buttons. some of the sealed blankets (provided on seat) were very dirty, can see that someone cleaned their earwax on it. Food is mediocre. Boarding was an hour late."
Cons: "Had a connecting Air India flight from Delhi which was 10 hours later. Would have been great if I could have had a better connecting flight"
Cons: "Travel was not comfortable and the food during entire 16 hr travel was horrible. I could not eat anything except tea and coffee. I usually not a complainer about my travel. I always travel by Air India. But past couple of times the quality of food has declined a lot and I thought I should inform about it. Also the AI crew was unprofessional. They were talking in their local language. They should also pay attention to their appearance. Thank you."
Cons: "1. The screen on all the 3 seats was not working. 2. The seats were not comfortable as they were very old. 3. They mentioned there will be a stopage at Mumbai but instead when we reached Mumbai the crew was not aware and they asked to collect bags and checkin again through domestic terminal within half an hour. Would not recommend to friend and family."
Cons: "Using the entertainment system was very cumbersome. For one thing, it did not work at the start and someone had to reset the system. Even after that, the system was very sluggish in responding to commands. The range of available selection was very limited."
Pros: "Staff friendly"
Cons: "Plane delayed 2.5 hours, food not great"
Pros: "seats are nice and bigger than most aircrafts, leg room is plenty."
Cons: "food was not good, Indian airline serving Indian food and could not get it right."
Cons: "The seats were too small"
Cons: "In ground and on board service ASled for water after one hourr still to give went to threm and had to wait for 15 minutes"
Pros: "Web check-in helped as we did not have to wait in line. Food was better this time. Entertainment system worked for both of us except for my neighbor."
Cons: "Please check carry-on size as people bring large bags and then place Hem side ways as it will not fit straight in. People put their extra large purse, Hackett, sweaters in the overhead cabin instead of keeping it with them. This eats ups space for carry-on."
Pros: "It Fly Finally! The services in the aircraft was very boring faced no help just doing the work with no smile or helpfull way like people are things or Goods airlines. The staff was not courteous. the bording facility was not good. the food was also not upto the mark. There were very old movies on the TV. You should keep a column of Chalta Hai !. Good Air hostesses great services.Only Acceptable Fact & Flying Captain & Crew Safely Took us From New York To Bombay in Over Crewded Plane!"
Cons: "Delay / Food/ Getting Boarding pass after 2 Hours/ Everything. Flight was, 3 hours , late - No announcements informing that the plane was running late. People started lining up to board outside the gate, but with less ground staff Food was stale.Horrible I . Overall, pathetic condition of the aircraft."
Pros: "Everything was smooth sailing and even landed 45 minutes early into London. Service was good and no complaints."
Cons: "Not a huge selection of movies in the in-flight entertainment but enough to get through the flight!"
Cons: "In flight service from EWR to MUMBAI was very poor. Headphones were not working, snacks were not provided and when the service light was on, air hostess never came . Overal, horrible experience. I will not fly AI again."
Cons: "Should Board by row numbers or zones; no lines formed, large crowds with people coming from all directions"
Cons: "Tray table was dirty"
Pros: "- Good time of day to fly (left midnight, arrived in London around noon) - the flight coincided with normal sleep time, so I arrived with very little jetlag. The aircraft (Boeing 787 Dreamliner) was well equipped, had ample luggage space and effective mood lighting. - Flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "The aircraft could have been cleaned better."
Cons: "Poor service, poor food"
Pros: "Friendliness of the staff and good service"
Pros: "Beautiful new airplane with super friendly crew. I was catered to constantly. This with the fast pass to get through customs in under 5 min was wonderful. Highly highly reccomend."
Cons: "Selection of movies for English speaking customers very limited compared to rivals."
Pros: "The entertainment was pretty good. Megar selection, but good quaility. The flight was on time. The leg room was pretty good and the seats reclined back far."
Cons: "-food was poor: too spicy, stale bread. Breakfast was also stale. -the flight attendant ignored my call button request, even cancelled it twice before coming over. Then rolled his eyes at my request for a pillow. -They fumigated the cabin. I'm not kidding. They popped these aerosol canisters and walked around the cabin. I have no idea why. The flight was from NYC to London Heathrow. This was unpleasant to say the least. -since it's a cheap airline, the clientele was as to be expected. Some guy jumped in the lavatory in front of me after I waited 20 mins. The boarding process was like the line for the lifeboats on the titanic. -they played some traditional Indian music during landing. I understand it's AirIndia, but if I wanted music playing I'd have put it on myself. It seemed intrusive and strange. -they "misplaced" our luggage. It didn't come out of the carousel. Bags claim said it's "somewhere in the airport". Myself and about 30 people waited 40 mins for them to find our bags. At least they didn't go with the connecting flight to India? -we deplaned on the tarmac and took buses to the terminal. Once there, AirIndia staff asked us to produce our bording passes again. One women said she threw hers away, since we were already off the plane. They yelled at her saying it made "it" easier for them to process. I have no idea why they needed to see them once we were at our destination."
Cons: "the main reason why i find the service provided by the airlines to be beyond poor is because the connecting flight was delayed by more than 6 hrs and there was no assistance from the airlines staff regarding the next flight or the amount of delay. The flight got delayed because of weather conditions which is not the fault of the airlines but keeping stranded passengers informed is their most important duty."
Cons: "My prior flight was delayed from another airline so I missed boarding Air India flight. Air India would not honor or reschedule my flight even with a change fee. Had to purchase a new ticket at last minute at much higher prices. Supervisor was rude to me and unwilling to help and they gave me a middle seat after waiting another 12 hours for next flight. No thanks Air India!!!!"
Pros: "The price and AI staff attitude/demeanor were both very good."
Cons: "The actual service quality was below the average US flagship airline, far below the average EU flagship airline, and very far below the average Asian flagship airline."
Pros: "Doesn't matter when I say what I didn't like"
Cons: "We were seated in the 3rd row to a wash room which was broken even before we took off. Water (mixed with pee and other stuff) started leaking and the staff started to put down news papers and sprayed some perfumes. During the flight the leak got worse and carpet under our seats got completely soaked with pee waters. It smelled horrible and we couldn't even put our legs down. Crew didn't do anything to alleviate our pain. They didn't even bother to check on us other than to serve food when the time is up. It was the worst 14 hours our family had to live in our entire life. Shame on Air India."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment equipment was not working on quite a few seats. The headsets were broken and the controls to flip channels was not working. Hope they fix the equipment so that the passengers can actually enjoy the variety of programs available."
Cons: "Sewage from toilet backed up, sitting in sewage whole flight, no offer of reimbursement or compensation for flight that was health hazard"
Pros: "Direct Flight reached on schedule"
Cons: "Some of entertainment systems were not functioning"
Pros: "Leg space"
Cons: "Seat color selection, flight map not working"
Cons: "The staff at the check in counter was very unprofessional. And there was tooo much gap between meals. And when I asked for some snacks for my baby they said the only had peanuts. How is that possible."
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."
Cons: "The plane was incredibly dated, did not include any type of internet (I would have bought for a premium given the 14 hour flight!), nor basic navigational info, so passengers were left not knowing any details about trip progress throughout the duration of flight. This is as close as one gets to flying in 1992."