Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ranchi
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 23h 35m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The airbus seats were far more comfortable than the 737-800 seats that we had on the orevious outgoing flight. It shows comfort is possible when the airline selects the right equipment."
Cons: "Not delay the flight causing me to not have enough time to connect In Frankfurt."
Pros: "Travelled with my 3 children they had a blast with the comfort and entertainment , next to the amazing professional staff!"
Cons: "THey would have loved the additional choices for food items...."
Pros: "Just outstanding handling of any upcoming issue, comforting travelers, helping lost moms not knowing what to do with their unbehaving sceaming kids. Helping rude business travelers to get more alcohol without charging them, and many challenges along that line, just handled amazingly!"
Cons: "just the food items available, would be so nice to have a few more options for purchase!"
Cons: "Short trip , WiFi was out but not an issue. Again I was so pleased not to have to climb narrow stairs to board. It was excellent and glad to be home. Maybe some peanuts."
Pros: "On time. Comfortable and smooth flight"
Cons: "Delays due to to weather is not a new thing to worry, but flight delay should be informed early to the passengers so that I should have planned the arrival to the airport accordingly, but I was told just before the gate prior to boarding time and the delay was around 3 hrs."
Cons: "Everything went wrong, a car stuck behind the plane. Really? Such BS. Sat in line to take off but wasn’t informed we’d be sitting there for 30 mins."
Pros: "The United staff and flight were great, no complaints. We arrived a few minutes too late for my partner to check in with his luggage so they even arranged it so that he would be able to still catch the flight but the luggage would be sent on the following flight. Definitely saved us from the stress of having to be split up and worried on when there would be room for him to catch an alternate flight."
Cons: "My complaints are with Newark airport (EWR). The AirTran took over 10-15min to arrive and when it finally did we had to get off and wait for another one which didn’t have space for everyone so a group of us had to wait even longer for the next one to arrive. A guy said he missed his flight last time that happened. They had more trains going to the parking lot for customers leaving the airport than they did for people catching their flights! Then there was only one security check in line, even for expedited check in. Despite allocating extra time for our overall commute, we still made it right on time for boarding so make sure to give yourself PLENTY of time when dealing with EWR."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Pros: "The best part of this flight was getting off the plane and vowing never to fly United again. They, in this experience were no better at doing their job - getting people from one place to another on time with a little comfort and dignity - than the cut rate guys. Miserable 13 hour trip for what should've been 4 hours in the air."
Cons: "13 hours of travel time for what should've been 4 hours on two planes. The first was staffed by a miserable crew who seemed bothered by the notion of having to deal with passengers. The second was staffed by a crew who couldn't see the passengers scrounging for anything to cover up with to keep warm. Both crews lacked any sense of pride and professionalism. Add delays to that and you have a sum total of a miserable trip home."
Cons: "The fact my luggage didn’t arrive with me in Detroit and that we were 30 min late and couldn’t get off the plane because of lighting like come on!!"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and the crew was attentive"
Cons: "The flight left an hour late. When arrived in Detroit the ground crew left our bags on the plane. It took over another hour to figure out what happened. The attendant was not on duty."
Cons: "No food provided"
Pros: "Nothing really everyhing was mediocre."
Cons: "Delayed baggage, smelly flight, food"
Pros: "It was a quick and safe flight. We had two drink offerings and multiple water offerings. That was very nice. The foot space was actually more comfortable than expected."
Cons: "It's not that I didn't like the flight, it's that it is just normal."
Pros: "Food, Movies, larger seats (we paid and upgraded)"
Cons: "4 hour delay with no explanation, crew members were confused and didn't know what to say over the loud speaker, they said the wrong words a few times and stuttered. Bags took 45 minutes to go baggage claim for pickup"
Pros: "Boarded quickly, seats had more leg room than I expected."
Cons: "United's check in process for economy fares requires in person check in (you can't check in online) so checking in at Newark was a bit of a hassle."
Pros: "Timely boarding and excellent service"
Pros: "On time. Announcer at gate could have been a little clearer."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "The staff was great!!!"
Cons: "The food needs improvement."
Cons: "Waited until boarding to give me a seat"
Cons: "I'm still here never got out"
Pros: "Staff very friendly as always."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Paid for Wi-Fi and it cut out halfway through the flight and was extremely slow so I wasn't able to get much work done. Not worth the purchase."
Cons: "My flight last week they had us board and then de plane do to plane maintenance after I traveled litterly all day it added an extra hour. Then this flight Washington connection to Detroit from raleigh the pilot never showed up and extra hour went by, we got a new pilots but, then leading to faulty paperwork that took another hour and thirty minutes after boarding the plan to get sorted. When we got that sorted they then proceeded to tell us that the flight atendent had to leave and we had to wait another 20 min for another atendent to arrive before finally making our way to Detroit. They said to file a complaint and we would be compensated for our wait. Not sure if this is the right spot but I'm giving it a go. Thank you Keith Www.keithschmidt.com"
Cons: "The flight attendants and airport staff in Chicago and Detroit suck. San Fran is so much better."
Cons: "Missed connecting flight because of delay. Second flight delayed."
Pros: "Efficient and on time"
Cons: "This was a tiny cramped plane and didnt have much comfort."
Cons: "My seat didn't recline, no free movies/TV."
Cons: "Very long delay"
Pros: "I have absolutely nothing to say good about this airport"
Cons: "We were canceled (our flight in Newark) were herded around like cattle and then left to fend for ourselves .. With no apologies .. We got jumbled around to three different flights until we found one that would fit they try to get us on one flight and boarded in like 45 minutes and there was no way were going to make it manageable us around again , it was awful.."
Cons: "Didn't make it"
Cons: "The whole services!"
Pros: "For all everything was OK"
Pros: "Quick, comfortable, smooth, and pleasant"
Pros: "We experienced a lot of turbulence during the flight but the pilot handled the situation extremely well."
Cons: "The turbulence"
Cons: "Delays both ways"
Pros: "On timing"
Pros: "Only an hour flight"
Cons: "Same as earlier flight but didn't try wifi."
Pros: "Fast boarding, close gate"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Pros: "Again friendly"
Cons: "Rough flight and technical problems then had to wait another 45 mins on runway to get to the door"
Pros: "Movie streaming over WiFi worked on this flight."
Cons: "Snowboard Bag was ejected very hard onto the belt by airport person. Dented my hard case. There was a gentlemen who saw his guitar being tossed out onto the belt. Very little respect for peoples' luggage."
Cons: "Didn't even get to fly they canceled all my flights with no resolutions"
Cons: "Check in process at Mumbai airport."
Pros: "Lag space was okay"
Cons: "Lines at check in counters were too long and there were less number of CSRs available."
Cons: "It was pathetic wheelchair access in Dubai international Airport. They made passenger walk instead of providing wheelchair. It was a long walk for passengers, who could not walk well."
Cons: "Food and it not be this dirty"
Pros: "Seat spacing was good"
Pros: "Adequate legroom"
Pros: "Flight was basically on time."
Cons: "Boarding was unnecessarily chaotic. Seats too small. Movie I was watching crashed, and USB port to charge phone didn't work. One restroom out of order. They served only tea and coffee before lights out, then provided alcohol at 5 am."
Cons: "Very rude"
Pros: "Crew was very polite and friendly. Food was tasty!"
Cons: "The aircraft needs a thorough cleanup."
Cons: "I understand Air India does this on most flights, but fogging the cabin is super creepy and gross."
Cons: "Our luggage didn’t arrive!"
Cons: "Change of Entry Gate"
Cons: "Air India is worsted flights and checkin staff ."
Pros: "Liked everything except seats."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Check in process was a nightmare. Waited over 1 hour. They only had one agent to deal with issues. Waite another hour on the tarmac. Boarding itself was unorganized and took another hour. Will never fly with them again"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Everything is perfect."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and attentive, and boarding was generally orderly."
Cons: "The boarding from Heathrow to EWR was confusing-- the monitor said "Boarding" two hours before the flight, which caused a lot of confusion for passengers. The airline was boarding a certain class of passenger, but there were no announcements to inform other passengers that they weren't doing general boarding at the time. The touch screens on the back of the seats are annoying (especially on a 7-hour flight) to the passenger in front, as they can feel the constant tapping through the seat."
Cons: "Immediately come"
Cons: "They should upgrade/fix the broken devices."
Cons: "Lots of smell. Needs more and deeper cleaning..."
Cons: "Smelll please do something about smell. The flight needs to be more clean..."
Pros: "Over all it was good"
Cons: "Bunch of idiots sitting there who don't know their own system in customer care, better call airport office."
Cons: "Poor handling nowheelchairfor disabled person ask the to walk"
Cons: "toilets were not cleaned.and tv was not operating"
Pros: "no "pre-boarding" fees no "more leg room" fees no 'overhead baggage" fees passengers are served 2 meals on trans Atlantic flights , unlike Norwegian or WOW"
Cons: "couldn't recline my chair as it was broken"
Cons: "no navigation service, no good hindi movies"
Cons: "Everything was terrible"
Pros: "Free booze !!!"
Cons: "Not much entertainment"
Cons: "Spent more than 40 mintues to find a air india counter"
Pros: "Got to take my laptop with me into the cabin! First time ong haul (EWR-BOM) seem to suffer less jet lag. Smooth transfers to and from International & Domestic connections. On time!! Overall got my money's worth."
Cons: "Entertainment equipment was missing some choices, map functions and camera views. Missing next seat passenger resolved it."
Pros: "So much food!"
Pros: "Prompt and on time arrival"
Cons: "No water in toilet sink throughout. Last two meals too close in timing."
Pros: "Staff is good and co-operative. Food was ok. Taking off and landing was smooth!"
Cons: "Need to improve check-in in Mumbai! Also boardingneeds some improvement. It should be easier and convininet for old and kids. Entertainment is not working properly on all the tics."
Pros: "Convenience & courtesy of AI."
Cons: "Interior of planes are in bad need of refurbishing."
Pros: "Shortest flight distance from India..."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, filthy toilets."
Pros: "The attention to detail by the flight attendants The easy transition from the door of the terminal to the plane"
Cons: "Not good"
Cons: "They weren't able to fix the TV or offer me other seat."
Pros: "Air hostess"
Cons: "Everything. They need to check how other airlines operate."
Cons: "No drinks were served at all. No juice or soda was offered. Bathrooms unusable the last 4 hrs. Very hard for all."
Pros: "Middle seat for the first time but next to some chill people"
Cons: "Little communication regarding 3 hr delay. Hindi spoken before English."
Pros: "There is nothing to like only non stop flight bom to ewr"
Cons: "Rude attitude staff . Food v don't need 3 times 2 times proper n good food enough one time proper coffee n tea v need . Air India should think about staff . Internationally our brand name is going low because of staff they r not responsible. Entertainment there is no regeional movies old movies that to one movie r two compare other flights it is 0. Please go to privatisation otherwise this brand never change air India always in loss. Bathrooms more than worste . Head phone won't work . It's a hell man but because of easy traveling v choose AI, govt should think about this flight attendants old n rude fellows. They r not friendly m a frequent flyer trust me officers . This is the time u should think iam a film actor from AP ."
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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Ranchi
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Ranchi
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Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Ranchi
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