Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Oakland to Kolkata
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 27h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on British Airways ($830) and Multiple Airlines ($1,298), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on British Airways ($1,346) and Multiple Airlines ($1,652).
When flying out of Oakland you will be using Oakland, often referred to as Oakland Airport. You will be landing at Kolkata Netaji S. Chandra, also known as Kolkata Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seat pitch is tight and seats don't recline. Boarding should be back of plane forwards. This would eliminate the log jam that happens when it's front first."
Cons: "Their app wouldn't let me pay for a checked bag early so I was charged almost double the cost!"
Cons: "On time."
Cons: "Trip from London to Madrid wasn’t confortable ande crew was not friendly"
Pros: "There were lots of options for inflight entertainment"
Cons: "The seats are very squished together in economy class. I was very disappointed. I always ride economy but this flight (airline, crew, as accommodations) felt like a “cattle car”. The crew was professional but not friendly, warm, or welcoming. The leg room was limited - quite disappointed."
Pros: "Price for seat was very good. We left 30 minutes late but arrived early."
Pros: "Food and flights being on time and ran per schedule"
Cons: "London airport NOT OFFERING WHEEL CHAIR even there was a wheel chair assistance required. My mother has to walk despite choosing the wheel chair assistance. Now she is in pain."
Cons: "We never made it to Phoenix with BA"
Pros: "very professional and classy cabin crew. The captain had excellent communication skills and it was a smooth flight"
Pros: "Flight was fine, staff friendly and caring"
Cons: "Transfer in Heathrow - they dont return your gate checked stroller at gate, they dont have loaners, lines are long and distances huge and with no stroller this is super tiring They dont even give free water or cold drinks on this flight and we were lare late due to air traffic at Heathrow"
Cons: "My flight never happened due to the cancellation."
Pros: "Nothing really was good or stood out in a positive way."
Cons: "Horrible lie flat seats with absolutely no stowage room. Seats are super cramped with 8 in a row you feel like being transported in a cattle car. Crew was most decidedly unfriendly. We were boarded on time despite the fact BA knew the flight was delayed and sat at the gate for an hour. Food was equivalent to hospital food. U must be crazy to fly business in BA. Never again."
Pros: "The crews were good and the que to board the flight was well organized."
Cons: "Uncomfortable chairs with thin backing that allowed me to feel everything the person behind me was doing. The entertainment screens were not very clear."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Landing was not as smooth."
Pros: "Arrived on time. Routine European short-haul flight from BA with no frills - as expected"
Cons: "Late departure but caught up the time on route. Very busy flight with only middle seats available 1.5 hours after check-in opened."
Cons: "30 minute delay. No boarding announcements except for "final call - doors closing in 2 minutes""
Pros: "Made the long flight feel short and very comfortable."
Cons: "It was fine, it’s just a flight."
Pros: "Ease in getting the boarding passes. The people were very kind and understanding and informative."
Cons: "Nothing I didn’t like. For a person that is not a flyer I don’t have any complaints"
Cons: "Had a horrible time reserving a seat ( willing to pay) because the confirmation number changed and I was not informed. Took several calls to BA, a trip to the airport and an act of god to finally mange it. Was very stressful."
Pros: "The flight was smooth from boarding to landing early at Heathrow."
Cons: "It was a fully booked flight, which means the person next to you tends to overflow into your seat"
Pros: "Seats very tight on BA. Departure late, arrival late - had to run to Terminal 3 to catch plane to Philadelphia."
Cons: "Seats, woman at check in very rude."
Cons: "The BA crew at the check in needs improvement. BA has different standards from other carriers that make it confusing. Bag sizes for on board carry on luggage accepted by other carriers are not accepted by BA. So you can fly in with one carrier and then BA says that the bag cannot go on the flight. In a different flight our flight was cancelled and rescheduled to the next day. I have been trying to find out how to get compensated for this as it says on their website and have not been able to do that yet."
Cons: "Mediocre aircraft, dismissive crew. Nothing surprising from BA to be quite honest I shall continue to lower my expectations."
Pros: "We got to our destination safely.."
Cons: "No frills flight, not even water. Had to be seated separately from my wife. Hard landing"
Cons: "My first leg flight was delayed and I booked through kayak on two different airlines and the first airline did not communicate with the second airline so 5 passengers ran to make the change and arrived 1 min after the jetbridge to get on the plane was pulled away. It was incredible frustrating and could have very easily been avoided with communication from the airlines"
Cons: "1 hour delay on return journey on a packed flight, but at least that delay was in the airport and not sitting on a plane"
Pros: "Fold-down head rests"
Cons: "No tuck box"
Cons: "At airport had line for baggage drop if had boarding passes. But, then only had one station open out of four or five. One person had problem I guess. Line didn't move for 10-15 minutes. VERY BAD!!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable"
Cons: "Extremely old aircraft. Entertainment was terrible with old screens which had half the pixels missing, mapping was 1980s style. It's about time BA updated or got rid of these old planes. Seat would not recline as we were stuck in the very back row of economy. Very uncomfortable experience. BA, this is no longer good enough - relying on customer loyalty will no longer work!"
Pros: "Great service & crew. Food good for aircraft food"
Cons: "Half hour delay but no big deal actually. Could have done with more leg room, but again flight was e cellent price"
Pros: "There really wasn't much to like for yet another terrible BS flight situation."
Cons: "Late boarding. Taxied out. Held is on runway for 2 hrs and taxied back in. Made us wait in terminal for 3 hours before boarding a seprrste plane. Arrived in nyc 130am instead of 8pm. No apologies from ba. As usual."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is the turbulence, but there's nothing hat can be done about that."
Cons: "Iberia airlines, operating for BA, refused to honor the tickets we had bought via Airfare .com. Would not let me fly!!!!!!! After several hours they found a way to put us on a later flight--got in late, had to stay overnight in Orlando. Don't understand!!!! Wife and I are in 70's--spent 22 hours trying to get home!!!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "1) I was booked on the next available flight. This flight was delayed too. I was really exhausted, and tired of waiting. 2) The refreshment was only for purchase. I understand,that non of the domestic flights provide food but 1 nonalcoholic drink or water, and small pretzels or nuts are always offered free of charge, and additional refreshment is charged. Sad, this was not an option."
Cons: "So jammed in the damn airplane you couldn't move!!! Stop the caring about the money so much and start getting back to customer service. What a concept"
Pros: "Staff where very pleasant."
Cons: "Airport check in was drastically understaffed. The worst I have experienced. Airplane seating was cramped."
Pros: "I thouht that the seats were comfortable. When we boarded the Madrid to London flight, we were surprised to find that the aisle seats that we had paid extra to book had been changed, and although my husband had an aisle seat, I did not. On the longer flight from London to Seattle , we did both have aisle seats, which was important to both of us. We get up more frequently than many people to use the bathroom."
Cons: "There were a couple of women who were very cold, and there were no crew members in economy class who could speak Spanish who could respond to them appropriately to them. The attendants just kept saying, sorry, I don't speak Spanish. This seemed very surprising to me, as the flight connected a Spanish- speaking country to London!"
Pros: "Up and down in all the right places and we were on time."
Cons: "Food was unimpressive to say the least. And the entertainment system was awful, the movie would frequently stop and was pixilated. Weird for a new 777."
Pros: "Everything was first-rate"
Cons: "The inflight movie service is, in our opinion, worthless because of the noise. If you had closed captions available that would work."
Cons: "Butt hurt seat was uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew were quite friendly and very helpful"
Cons: "Flight was late leaving and check-in could have been more organized"
Pros: "This flight was like being in a cattle car. I weigh 115 pounds and felt cramped in every direction."
Cons: "cattle car"
Cons: "There was a loose screw on the plane and they did not detect it until the flight was about to take off! We had a delay -- though not too long, this was preventable."
Pros: "We didn't crash."
Cons: "Rude, entitled and lazy employees. Zero recognition of Emerald status. Forced me to check my bag which fit the onboard limits and flew on 3 flights, incl one on BA - on this very same itinerary."
Cons: "The whole trip."
Pros: "We got to our destination eventually"
Cons: "Lack of communication. No explanations. Feelings of confusion and abandonment."
Pros: "Flight crew and the actul flight was great."
Cons: "The food was terribl"
Pros: "The plane had quite a bit of leg room, more than my flight from Denver to London. The movie selection was nice. Free wine and beer is always a plus. They gave a nice sized cup of coffee, but the coffee was terrible. The crew was nice."
Cons: "The head phone jack only allowed sound in one ear. The food wasn't great, and the expectations were low."
Airlines flying from Oakland to Kolkata 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 Oakland to Kolkata
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Oakland to Kolkata
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Oakland to Kolkata
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Oakland to Kolkata
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Oakland to Kolkata