Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tirupati to San Francisco
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 28h 20m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air India ($1,249) and Multiple Airlines ($1,284)
When flying out of Tirupati you will be using Tirupati, often referred to as Tirupati Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "Service was non-existent. Flight kept getting delayed for departure"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work! No help on the plane,no compensation made."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for all wrong reasons. I've been trying to speak to Air India about a compensation and never got any reply back. Terrible flight and terrible management."
Cons: "The crew was very rude and unhelpful. I kept asking for an extra blanket because I was very cold but I didn't get one the entire flight and was shivering the entire time."
Cons: "1. Less regional movies 2. Remote does not work. 3. System reset (never heard of) takes time 4. Crew does not show up when needed 5. Screen resolution is probably 70s style 6. Touch screen does not work 7. No hygeine - no socks or any sleeping aids like other airlines 8. With 15 hours floght, you expect at least some toileteries - tooth brush. Horrible that someone did not even think about it"
Cons: "My in-seat entertainment system was broken. I also heard similar comments from fellow passenger"
Cons: "Crew is not responsive Entertainment not working Toilets are uncleaned Bumpy landing in SFO led overhead compartment opened"
Pros: "Reading material s handed out were good."
Cons: "Made to sleep most of the 16 hr flight"
Pros: "On time and courteous staff"
Pros: "it is a nonstop flight on-time departure and on time of arrival Flight crew was polite Lots of old movies including classics"
Cons: "the food is overcooked and to spicy, toilets need periodic attention because large volume of traffic"
Pros: "Shortest flight"
Cons: "Tv not working Average food Water not working in toilets"
Pros: "It was a delight to see camera views outside the plane and to map the flight as we went"
Cons: "My entertainment system was only available one way and the other way it was completely unusable"
Pros: "The time of the flight was good."
Cons: "There were many problems I faced in the flight mentioned below:- 1) firstly at the time of boarding the staff changed the seats for me and my wife which we had opted at the time of web check in. 2) After getting into flight I noticed the plane was very old and the seats were broken also. 3) very less movies collection. 4) the touchscreen were not at all working . 5) no charging port , it was broken . Not even USB port was there. 6) very bad food service. They just forgot to serve the drinks and meals at a correct interval of time."
Pros: "Crew served with grace. Your crew is doing whatever they can to serve best, but the poor plane infrastructure, indiscipline and chaotic boarding process is terrible at DEL. This part of the business process requires re-training, enforcement."
Cons: "Toilets did not have toilet seat cover papers, very limited supplies of tissue paper. Paper towels were provided instead of tissue paper and seat cover papers. No wonder these toilets clog so often. It's a long haul flight almost 161/2 hours; should attend this need. Upon inquiry from crew, I came to know that flight services from DEL to SFO does not provide toilet seat covers; while SFO to DEL does? Entertainment system hardly works; three of the entertainment systems at 34 row were not working. Infrastructure seating, cushions are old, suggest updating/refurbishing these for such a long flight. Food menu should be reconsidered, especially bread - I still don't understand why are you serving bread roll with Indian food, mismatch, and also would suggest executive management to make surprise checks on the food quality - hopefully they will understand."
Pros: "Flight arrived on time in SFO."
Cons: "Last minute delays caused by additional security checks. I almost did not make it to the boarding hate in Mumbai."
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: "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: "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."
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: "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"
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."
Airlines flying from Tirupati to San Francisco 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 Tirupati to San Francisco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Tirupati to San Francisco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Tirupati to San Francisco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Tirupati to San Francisco
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