Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|November||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 2% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 4% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,080||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 34h 40m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Proper check in at the surat airport is requiresd"
Cons: "I purchased seats through justfly but air india refused to honor my seat selection. In fact this happened earlier between SFO to Delhi and Delhi to Pune as well. Money down the drain."
Pros: "Crew were really responsive"
Cons: "Entertainment never worked. They couldnt turn of lights due to technical problems Delayed by 2 hrs due to fuel loading issues No toilet essentials available from first hour of the flight"
Cons: "They gave my assigned seat (unpaid though) to some one else and gave 3 separate seats in far off aisels for me and my 4 year and 9 year old kids. I had an ordeal at airport with AI staff and they didn't care, same experience with crew.Awful"
Cons: "TV did not work both ways. Poor selection of content."
Pros: "Only good thing about this flight is that it's not stop flight to Delhi."
Cons: "Planes on San Francisco to Delhi route are really old and smaller than most of the international flights. The interior of ppane has really old look and feel. Most of entertainment screens don't work as expected. Seat cushions are really old and worn which makes 16 hours for flight even more uncomfortable. Food is ok quality as well."
Cons: "just 1 drinks service on a 16 hour long flight"
Pros: "I came home safely"
Cons: "Not enough food. No tv or in flight entertainment. No wifi"
Pros: "Boarding, Service was very smooth. Departure and arrival was on time"
Cons: "Food was decent."
Pros: "only thing we liked was the flight was direct. thats it"
Cons: "1. food tasted so bad. it wasnt fresh for sure. 2.Service was aweful. Very hard to get help from the employees. wasn't convenient at all. 3. entertainment screen wasn't working well especially the touch screen wasn't very sensitive. 4.booked two tickets with my spouse but got seated totally apart and didn't even try to seat us together. and lot more."
Pros: "Non stop less fly hours."
Cons: "Air hostess appearance"
Pros: "Food was delicious (Indian breakfast + lunch)."
Cons: "Half of the washrooms seemed to be out of order. Entertainment system was also down for most of the economy class."
Cons: "One of the passengers threw-up in the aisle near the restroom and the airlines staff simply threw some news paper on top of it rather than actually cleaning it up so we all sat there smelling it for another 5 hours."
Pros: "Direct 15 hr flight. That's all I can say."
Cons: "Tv didn't work. Crew was rude at times. They believed that they owned the airline and we were just regular passengers. They don't answer any questions well. Not satisfied with their service."
Cons: "Entertainment system, reading light and bath room quality are too irritants. Very dirty aisles, crew not engaged enough, kitchens are run over by passengers directly."
Pros: "Non Stop Flight to Delhi was the only comfort."
Cons: "Old Aircraft. Bad and old seats with less cushion. Minimal incline on the seats. Broken hand-rest, Broken airline provided headphone. Headphone two pin adapter not standard with Bose or other noise cancelling headphones I brought with self. Food was average. A lot more expected from the 16 hr non stop flight. Very disappointed. I have pictures to show broken hand-rest and headphones."
Pros: "The entertainment systems were not working on my seat and many other seats. The tray tables were all broken. The aircraft is very old and makes the flight experience very poor."
Cons: "rude air hostess food no juice, drinks no alcohol had food poisoning didn't get food on time"
Cons: "TV is not working, food is not good, seats are not comfortable"
Cons: "The entertainment system was down. It was very hard to travel with kids with no movies on board. Crew members were rude! I called for service 3 times before someone showed up just to yell at my son that he is playing with call lights. I was extremely mad."
Pros: "Its the only non-stop flight from SFO to Delhi"
Cons: "Very basic flight and old planes. The bathrooms for economy had no tissue or soap and were not very clean. The stewards and air hostesses were not friendly or helpful and the TVs at our seats weren't functioning"
Pros: "my mom said this flight is best ever"
Cons: "Broken entertainment system"
Cons: "My Tv wasn't working both the times. Which made the 14 hour flight really tough."
Pros: "In flight service (food service and trash removal) was very prompt."
Cons: "The inside (seats, carpet etc) looked old and dirty. The screen was cracked and the electronic controls were damaged and worked intermittenty."
Pros: "Shortest flight for the route"
Cons: "Worn out seats, dirty tray table and around seat, dirty rest rooms, impolite staff, horrible food , maps not working, headphones not working, not able to choose seats online."
Cons: "Everything. Nothing works on the planes, it is very uncomfortable (esp for a 16 hour flight), and the food is terrible!"
Pros: "The only direct flight available from India to the west coast"
Cons: "So many things. Pretty much the entire experience was poor/mediocre. Baggage drop took 45 minutes, even though we had already done web checkin. The food was OK, but very limited options were available. The crew was terrible. They basically did the bare minimum and then just disappeared into their quarters. No crew member was available for any kind of assistance for most of the flight. I asked for a second cup of tea and all I got was a snub. The crew acted as if they were doing us a favor by serving us. Unbelievable! The controls on the entertainment system barely functioned. The selection was mediocre and outdated. The plane overall was not maintained very well. The seats looked dirty. There was no wifi for any other modern amenities on the plane (e.g. power outlets). I basically cannot think of anything positive to say about pathetic Air India. As an Indian, I really wish they would do better."
Pros: "Food, Crew inside the plane!"
Cons: "I was traveling from delhi to sfo with my grandparents and they required wheelchair assistant, it took me about 4 diff. counter to first to just find out where i can find wheelchairs for my family, air india crew at delhi are so rude!!!! they dont help you at all if your in need. It says "no tips please" on their shirts but there still asking you to give them tips but away from the camera so that they wont get caught!!!!! how ridiculus is that? When finally i checked in my luggage and finally found wheelchairs for my grandparents, the 2 men leave my grandparents near boarding gate and take both wheelchairs away!!!! They Said there will be other wheelchairs coming for them to board the plane... So now again i have to find 2 wheelchairs for them to board the plane! So damn stupid!!!!!! Lastly, the crew inside the flight was much more helpful and understanding but delhi crew needs alot of training and manners!"
Pros: "Non stop flight"
Cons: "Food was average. The cloth on the seats was itchy and rough Barely any drinks were offered."
Pros: "Timing - good landing time at SFO"
Cons: "Old aircraft Dis-interested flight attendants"
Pros: "Direct flight Leg space"
Pros: "The behavior of the staff."
Pros: "In flight service was good."
Cons: "I flew with my 3 yr old and I was given seperate seats. I really don't understand how can anyone allot seperate seats when flying with kids. Also, I was not able to web check in 24 hrs prior to my flight. I tried for 2 hrs and also called the customer service they did not resolve my problem instead asked to try back after sometime. Service is really bad. They need to understand customer is their priority."
Pros: "Price, convenience and arrival/depature time."
Cons: "Food was ordinary, entertainment system options are limited, seats are cramped. The flight is a little misleading - there is a change of plane and a long layover - yet the flight number remains the same."
Pros: "SFO to Del - media (A&V) entertainment does not work on a 16 hour flight Del to SFO - Audio does not work Rude crew Broken and unclean toilets Badly maintained galleys Only good thing - shortest route to India"
Pros: "Turbulence, higher than usual, lasting for an hour at a stretch. Plane dipped in altitude suddenly more than a handful of times. Plane was about to land at SFO, pilot suddenly decided not to, with sudden and accelerated plane movements. A kid next to me was thrown half a foot from the seat. Following this when the plane landed it was continuously 'wobbling'. This kind of piloting is not expected of a long distance passenger aircraft. Lost my trust in Air India as a safe flight. Will highly not recommend Air India to family and friends."
Pros: "Its a direct flight from Del to SFO"
Cons: "Food Entertainment Services Drinks availability cleanliness"
Pros: "Food quality"
Cons: "Frequency of meals could have been better. Snacks were not distributed, you have to go and collect them. And only 1-2 options for snacks."
Cons: "Flight number 174 going on 11th November from sfc was not that great . Servive was not good ,whole plane was stinted due to bad smell. People were having their drinks by themselves throwing cups alllover . Not a good experience."
Pros: "Good food, crew"
Cons: "Seats no padding/cushioning In seat entertainment console broken on both flights"
Pros: "Short travel time."
Cons: "I had requested for vegan meal but they could not provide it. Plus, entertainment the system were not working well. No seat covered in the bathroom + the area close to the bathroom smelled like pee.."
Pros: "Waited 1 hr. to check into my flight even though only 4 people were in front of me in line. Waited another hour after boarding time to get on the plane. Two of the bathrooms were broken on the flight, leaving only two bathrooms for the entire flight, so had to wait in a half-hour queue each time I had to use the bathroom. Seats were uncomfortable and staff was inattentive and didn't seem to care."
Pros: "It was relaxing."
Pros: "Very helpful crew specially In flight to Delhi from sfo"
Cons: "In flight system"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Food is terrible Beverage service was slow Garbage everywhere TV not working"
Pros: "Attentive crew. Even though the flight was delayed at Delhi airport we reached 20mins early at SFO. Flight arrived early Good food !!!"
Pros: "Decent food with vegetarian option and shortest flying time."
Cons: "Very old flight, bathroom had soap bar ( don't know who uses them), bathroom had thousands of security clearance stickers, food cart had local news papers as table top cover, rocking chair, my screen audio and control was with next seat and vice versa. The worst experience is check in process. There are 2 checkin .. one when u do flight transfer and the other before the gate.. the flight was at 2 30am and we were asked to stand in the line at 1am including old folks and family with kids. When I questioned the benefit behind the second checkin, the airport rep and security threatened to not allow me to board the flight. When I said I will take this to social media they said to have my passport marked so that I can never enter india. These folks are taking things for granted and misuse their power. I am not flying with Air India anymore."
Pros: "The food was nice"
Cons: "The entertainment system did not work The crew was very unprofessional The plane was quite old and things were falling out"
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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
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