Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|April||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 26% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,337||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($732) and Air India ($983), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air India ($757) and Multiple Airlines ($806).
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Sūrat, also known as Sūrat Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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."
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: "Entertainment system was not working throughout the 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: "1. Had to check out baggage in Delhi, instead of through checkin to final destination 2. one of the baggage was lost 3. took 45 mins to check in at the air india counter for seating and my seat was separate from my child 4. audio was not working for the entertainment"
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: "Empty seats next to me"
Cons: "Crew was rough"
Pros: "Inflight crew were great, good food and entertainment"
Cons: "Ground staff, inflight crew no one well informed of procedures. Customer service is abysmal."
Pros: "Clean and comfortable travel."
Cons: "All the air hostesses had stressed out faces and no smile. A little smile would help. Appeared as if they were forced labour and not enjoying their work!!!!"
Pros: "The flight time"
Cons: "Air India gate in San Francisco was dirty. The aircraft looked old and was dirty. The bathrooms were dirty. The service was mediocre."
Pros: "Fastest service between SFO and Delhi. Couldn't expect anything more! Awesome job Air India"
Cons: "Maybe food?"
Cons: "1. My chair back was not reclining fully 2. The tray table was a bit broken 3. The inflight entertainment system was terribly to navigate 4. the sound on the entertainment system was not great. 5. In the bathrooms the toilet paper and seat covers were not regularly replaced. 6. I got breakfast at 8am and then beverages at 2.30pm and lunch at 3pm. This left me terribly hungry and exhausted."
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"
Cons: "No information on transfers. And when I missed the connecting Bangalore flight , I had to go through one person to the other to get a ticket to the next flight. Like a ping pong ball. When someone has missed a connecting flight it should not have to be this hard to help find the next flight. I was also barraged to pay for my next flight. But finally one person helped and I got into the m de flight. But I had to go through 5 people and about 2 hours to get this."
Pros: "Very rude and no interest in their job."
Pros: "Nothing to like .save your money fly with any other airline but not air India. They did not even serve water without asking .plane is old no entertainment options like movies music. Crew was rude and unprofessional. For some reason they change there uniform for street clothes then they switched back to uniform ."
Cons: "Nothing to like .I will never never fly again with air India and I will make sure that everyone I know they do not book with 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"
Cons: "Entertainment section doesn't seem to get update frequently. There were not any new movies. Food was not upto the mark. Given the fact that it s international flight for 12 hrs there was no toiletry or blanket provided. Seats could have seen better life then what they were in. There was no leg room if I keep water bottle in the front seat pocket."
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"
Cons: "Entertainment system was down for 90% of the passengers. The aircraft was very old and some of the seats were held together by duct tape !! The staff was polite but quite inept at hospitality. Will not be flying air India"
Cons: "Everything. The cabin crew were rude to the max and never came to serve whenever required. It was the shittiest 17 hours ever"
Cons: "Lots of seats were empty but crew were not allowing passengers to lie down. One of the air hostess bumped the food trolley on my foot and she was not sorry for that/ Whole crew had a hostile attitude towards passengers."
Pros: "Boarding process was excellent."
Cons: "Broken seats everywhere"
Pros: "The flight is direct is the only good thing. The legroom is good, but that's due to the plane being extremely old."
Cons: "There are so many things that I have jotted down a list. 1. Plane is really old 2. Entertainment on most of the seats are broken. 3. Remotes don't work either. 4. Crew is extremely unprofessional. (Domestic Air India crew is more professional than international) 5. Crew is incompetent as well. They couldn't figure out how to organize over head space. I had to help them out. Eventually someone from the airport had to come and help as they wanted our flight to depart on time. 6. All the plane announcements from the hostess and the pilot was crass. 7. There was just enough food, but no extras or snacks. 8. One of the meals out of three was inedible because it was super spicy."
Cons: "Tv not at all working changed seats twice but tv is not working anywhere Without entertainment traveling for 16 hrs is hell. Many passéngers travelled with me are very disappointed Crew suggested to drink a glass of wine and sleep which is very mean Didn’t even apologize for inconvenience Getting scared of taking the return flight Boeing 777 Please fix the screens and provide good service I never write reviews for the first time feeling very unpleasant"
Pros: "Priority boarding for families"
Cons: "Meals. No children meals for kids for entire 15 h flight"
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: "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: "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!"
Pros: "I liked the newer 777 flight from Delhi to Hyd"
Cons: "The flight was in a really poor condition, not clean, monitors were broken, the headphones did not work well. But the flight from Delhi was great and no complaints there at all"
Cons: "The flight was 2 hour late to start with; because of this I missed my train for my onward journey Then half of the tv screens weren't working. Either audio or video problem The staff was rude and food mediocre."
Cons: "always late, never on time!!not sufficient snacks. no food when we had a delay, not even water! very very limited space between seats. tv not working half the time. Overall experience not good!!!"
Cons: "Nothing works on this flight. I traveled with a 4 month old and was given a faulty bassinet. In fact they forgot it give me the bassinet and when asked told me that wait till your baby sleeps and we shall give you the bassinet then. The good was terrible. Co-passengers traveling with babies were not even given infant meals. The toilets were dirty right at the onset. Te crew was deplorable. Air India doesn't deserve to be in business."
Cons: "SEAT WAS NOT COMFORTABLE AND THE IN FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TV SCREEN DINT WORK PROPERLY"
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Sūrat have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights