Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Guwahati
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 33h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($709) and Air India ($797)
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Guwahati Borjhar, also known as Guwahati Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Social distancing was enforced and I was able to have a whole row to myself on both flights."
Cons: "Cleanliness on my return flight could have been better. Flight attendants weren’t coming around picking up trash as much as the first flight"
Pros: "Pretty comfortable"
Cons: "No monitors for inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."
Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"
Pros: "Convenient time, great price"
Cons: "A bit crowded"
Pros: "It was lit and cozy"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "Confusions on dates from Internet. Your site usually sets its own dates without confirming."
Cons: "crying babies and no food"
Pros: "The complimentary snacks and beverages were nice."
Pros: "They were prompt and polite"
Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."
Pros: "Seating. It's a new plane."
Cons: "Plane was late leaving and you lost my luggage. I had $40 of frozen smoke meat on it that spoiled and I had no clothes or anything until 11:00 the next day and there was only one transfer for the luggage to make plus they had extra time because the plane was LATE."
Cons: "We were trying to print our boarding passes and computer didn't recognize our bar code. United employees were trying to help us and they couldn't print it either until we approched counter. We didn't see that much of professionalism on United employees. At one point one of the employees told us to go back to Air Canada counter and I thought she was not trained properly."
Cons: "Should load the plane from the back rather from the front. People in the back can sort their stuff while still be able to load people into the front."
Pros: "Why's is there to like!!!?"
Cons: "No blanket.. No pllow"
Pros: "Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "45 minute late departure. Very cramped and uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Part of personal device show of "By the Sea""
Cons: "San Fran to BWI unable to view end. Hubby watched Olympics I refused to pay for two devices."
Pros: "The fact that everything went as planned with no delays."
Pros: "Staff, pillow, blanket, boarding ease"
Cons: "It was a very unpleasant experience overall."
Cons: "I was treated with the most disrespectful tone, hurried like cattle."
Pros: "Never again with KAYAK. Sorry."
Cons: "United wouldn't ship my surfboards for my surfing vacation"
Cons: "always delay！！"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Being stuck in the middle"
Pros: "Glad they waited for me."
Cons: "slow departure no A/C on the plane for an hour wifi broken"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Hour long delay."
Pros: "On time, organized boarding"
Cons: "Horrible overlay"
Pros: "Seating was fine."
Cons: "Everything but seating."
Cons: "My luggage got soaked in overhead compartment. Signed rare book was ruined by another passengers' luggage that leaked liquid and soaked my bag and contents inside."
Cons: "very late."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The United terminals are amazing. The United planes are not."
Cons: "No wifi. No movie."
Pros: "Only person in the row so could work sideways."
Cons: "Very cramped, movies and shows require payment"
Pros: "Took off early!"
Cons: "One stuartist was very frank and unwelcoming."
Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs"
Cons: "Online check in was ambiguous and I wasnt sure if I as checked in or not. The gate did not have scanners for the boarding passes on the united mobile app."
Pros: "It was on time and the lights were dimmed so I could sleep better. The staff was also very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Time to destination with non stop flight is excellent."
Cons: "Crew addressing elderly people, My mom was provided food until she went and explicitly asked for food."
Cons: "Air India needs to be competitive and offer better services that is on par with other international airlines."
Cons: "No entertainment at all even in business class"
Pros: "Crew OK. Non functional remotes, usb ports...Outdated entertainmennt content...below average catering needs.....even hot towelrolls were not provided. I flew Singapore Airlines and Emirates....excellent passenger care. Air India operating an international route should choose better craft and services ....imperative"
Cons: "How about rendering the airline private, perhaps then, to survive, they would improve services. Now they are over-indulged public sector"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy, wasn't a rush. Lots of empty seats."
Cons: "Plane felt old and dirty. Everything was gross and/or broken. Screens didn't work for many people, headphone ports were damaged. Even things like the handle on the doorknob, during the course of the flight, became bent and broken, as if somebody didn't know how to use it and manhandled it instead."
Cons: "Consol provided with my seat 18C on 30th November 18 and 18 d on 6th Feb 19 I.e more than 2 months was no operational . Due to this no entertainment facilities was available during my to and fro journey. Such inefficiency is not tolerable. Pl take note of this."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working at all."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Shorter duration and prompt departure/arrival"
Cons: "Outdated aircraft and lax crew."
Pros: "The fact that we landdd from San Francisco to Delhi in 15 hours was the best part of the travel."
Cons: "Poor entertainment equipment, unhelpful crew, average food and overall unclean flight. These have become trademarks of Air India."
Cons: "I paid fee for preferred seating but airline did not allott the seating that I selected."
Pros: "What's not to like about a $826 round trip flight from SFO to BLR, bought at a week's notice? The flight was on time, the crew was courteous, the legroom was more generous than most airlines."
Cons: "Most of the USB ports on the entertainment units don't work."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No customer service. Air hosts were doing their job as a chore, no pride in their job, did not come to support even after ringin the call light multiple times. Entertainment system was old and not working for some of us on this long 15 hour flight!"
Cons: "I don’t like my checking process at San Francisco. The information with customer agent was different to information provided during checkin. And it’s misguided me and I loose checkin baggage. Very disappointed with overall process."
Cons: "Both flights started and reached late. Very inconvenient."
Pros: "No turbulence. Great flying experience."
Cons: "I disliked nothing."
Pros: "That's all you need to know. Crew was courteous - only one person rolled her eyes when I asked for some extra coffee. So things could have been worse."
Cons: "oh boy that entertainment system - reminds you of how poor technology can be more frustrating than nothing at all. Late flight."
Pros: "Boarding and disembarking was fairly quick. Movie selection. Points were lost on food and comfort because it is airplane food and you are on an airplane for 15 hours. Nothing against Air India."
Cons: "I would have liked the drink service to come around more often on the flight."
Pros: "Spacious seats, short duration."
Cons: "Food can be better."
Pros: "Flight back was on a new confortable airplane with no issues"
Cons: "The cabin floor was soaked from a leak from the bathroom, which resulted in an uncomfortable and extremely unhygenic conditions for the duration of an international flight! Air India customer service has been unresponsive to both phone/email/online inquiry as well--poor customer service."
Pros: "Food and service was good."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not good."
Pros: "On time. Great service, luggage came early."
Cons: "Very old flights. Half the seats in business class are broken and don’t function. The cushion is to firm and caused body aches"
Pros: "Very rude and no interest in their job."
Cons: "Old plane, dirty toilets, not working properly, The entertainment was not working throughout the flight to India, and the staff couldn’t fix it. I will not travel again by Air India"
Pros: "I found the movie selections to be average in all genres. Although i am a person of Indian origin but i saw okay collection in all genres. I would rate it 3 out of 5. They could do better in some regional movies like Bengali and Punjabi and add some latest hollywood movies around 6 months to 1 yr old. Latest hindi movie selection was Good."
Cons: "The screen quality was very very bad. Neither the touchscreen nor the remote worked. I literally had to pound on the screen to make a selection rather than a gentle touch. The crew tried fixing by resetting it from some control they had but didn’t work. I somehow managed to play a movie by pounding on screen since I had nothing to do on a 16 hr flight from SFO to Delhi. I am a very frequent international traveler and have never seen a similar problem or issue with any other airline."
Pros: "Took off on time"
Cons: "Pathetic seats, cleanliness and staff behavior"
Pros: "Food was ok. Crew was ok."
Cons: "A second time experience with AI and this is bad too. - Bad Entertainment facility. Not able to interface with any of the thing as none is working fine. - Even the charging point is not working to keep myself entertained in one way or other for such a long journey. - The screen monitor power buttons not working, continuously flashing the light on my eye which is not allowing me to sleep peacefully. - Toilets are not clean and not up to the basic standards which at least found in domestic flights"
Cons: "Pathetic service, unprofessional crew , delayed in flights, not organised, very bad restrooms and very ordinary food. I am very disappointed with airindia international flight"
Pros: "Flight was maintained okay On time Departure and Arrival"
Cons: "seats are not clean. food choices are not good toilets are not working properly amenities were not refilled on time crew service wasn't up to mark Audio on entertainment systems wasn't working all the flight really old Boeing flight"
Cons: "Checkin counter queue to get boarding passes was too long. Queue management was poor. Many staff members walking around doing nothing to help waiting customers. Chit-chatting with each other and laughing around while customers are waiting to get service."
Cons: "No snacks or tea in between meals, crew did not come for assistance, tv and reading lights not working. Horrible experience, will never suggest anyone to travel with Indian airlines."
Pros: "Travel schedule & landing before time."
Cons: "Display screens didn’t work properly and one had to Press on random points on the screen to get the movie screen going"
Pros: "Food, plenty"
Cons: "No entertainment at all"
Pros: "Boarding process was excellent."
Cons: "Broken seats everywhere"
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "I wish its crew members would get an opportunity to travel by other airlines international flight to learn or at least to understand what is hospitality means to them. Infotainment in the flight were limited and you should be lucky enough to get a working one."
Pros: "It is simply convenient"
Cons: "I am ok with all type of services they provide."
Pros: "Priority boarding for families"
Cons: "Meals. No children meals for kids for entire 15 h flight"
Pros: "Smiling and helpful crew Better "airline" food So nice to fly direct without stops Good price for business class!"
Cons: "Business class seats little cramped (2+3+2 v/s 1+2+1 in other airlines)"
Pros: "The schedule of the flight. Good legroom compared to other international airlines. Better elbow space."
Cons: "1. Very bad entertainment system. Unable to use entertainment system with remote or by direct finger clicks. The delay between clicks and the action response on screen is too huge...these look like systems from last century...please upgrade !!!! 2. Crew members are not courteous. They ignore requests made by passengers. Looks like they just hate all passengers in their hearts."
Pros: "Enough legroom, decent food, .."
Cons: "No bread, too long of break between meals/snack; no announcement for food left for self-service between meals, if any."
Pros: "Air India did an excellent job and made the flight comfortable."
Cons: "The seats were broken with large cracks visible. The arm rest was also broken with a metal protruding out. There were many seats in the same broken state. The entertainment system in my seat was not working. The quality for the aircraft was not great and seemed very old."
Cons: "Was said connecting flight left even before the time. They dint care to transfer the baggage or give food coupons to passengers . There were no one to assist or to let us know wats gng on"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Food quantity was less When u clck bell for crew attention, NO Crew member bothers"
Pros: "Great flight for anyone looking to get to India in one straight shot!"
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Service was just about ok. After meals only tea or coffee was served-no soft drinks or alcohol. Entertainment wise-movies were pretty aged with not many options. The software was a little corrupt with the flight path showing an error screen. Crew was ok, need improvement on communication style of the crew. Restrooms were ok until the first 6-7 hours of the flight."
Cons: "I placed a meal request on their website but they were clueless and did not serve it on both sectors, Hyd - Sfo & Sfo - Hyd!"
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Guwahati 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 San Francisco to Guwahati
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Guwahati
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Guwahati
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to Guwahati
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Francisco to Guwahati