Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tirupati
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 31h 55m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Poor costumer service."
Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "This flight needs a total rehab..... the amount of electrical failures it has, it might be a disaster waiting to happen"
Cons: "Face wipes was needed"
Cons: "Justfly is a scam. Lately prices have also been highest on kayak. I trusted this platform for years and always used it as the first any only option for search but I guess once Expedia bought it it’s just a lousy company."
Pros: "Nonstop and quick way to get from Chicago to India. Good connections from Delhi to the rest of India's metros. Easy connecting flights with great support by airport personnel to direct you to the right place."
Cons: "The crew seems disinterested in serving the cabin. Other than the 3 planned meals they seemed genuinely irritated or uninterested in serving anything else or making themselves available. The food options on such a long non-stop were woefully inadequate and the food served was sub par."
Cons: "Entertainment system and even the reading lights did not work for the entire 15 hr flight duration."
Pros: "Flight was delayed over 12 hours and crew was highly disorganized and unprofessional, including failing to communicate with passengers about when the flight was rescheduled"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "Staff was doing their job dutifully! Arrival at Chicago quite convenient."
Cons: "Unless AirIndia improves it’s carrier it’s question of time! >50% TVs were nonfunctional! Seat covers are torn at places! Food just ok but ordinary! Overall, one is unimpressed!"
Cons: "They were awesome"
Cons: "They gave seat to 6 to 9 year kid separate from parents. No idea how someone can give a seat to child without any adult next to him. I confirmed seat online on air India site. On the boarding they gave seats in separate row to each family member including kids. I saw there are lots of other people facing same issue. Boarding member are not willing to help until I made a big issue."
Pros: "Food was so so"
Cons: "Rest rooms are not cleaned"
Cons: "Food was not cleared in a timely matter. The quality of food was not good, in fact one breakfast I got the eggs were so severely overcooked that they were not edible."
Cons: "Tv screen did not work during entire journey."
Cons: "I did not like that during web check in it did not show me where the washrooms are located, and i ended up have seats by washroom, which ruined my trip. The seat that I had 38C made a noise as soon as someone flushed. This was annoying."
Pros: "Despite the plane not taking off on time, we were able to arrive per schedule. Flight crew was good. Helped as necessary. Will get you there on time. Good legroom!"
Cons: "Most of the screen doesn’t work, so unless you have things to watch on your own devices you are doomed."
Cons: "I booked round trip, on the first leg from Chicago to Delhi, airplane was dirty, seats didnt recline, meals were not provided , bathroom was shut out saying it's defective in Chicago itself, overhead lights wouldn't work. I felt quite humiliated for the price I paid."
Pros: "The staff were polite and the food was good!"
Cons: "Baggage handling! The baggage was damaged beyond repair and still the procedure calls for getting a formal quote for repair! If they are asking for a quote in the US, they might as well have a recommendation on the shop where repair or a formal quote can get done!"
Cons: "The boarding was started much earlier than the boarding time stated on the boarding pass. I boarded at boarding starting time specified on the boarding pass but the flight was almost boarded and not enough space for overhead."
Cons: "My personal television did not work. After informing a crew member, he reset my tv. This did not fix the problem."
Pros: "The timing of the flight was good."
Cons: "To Long flight. Service Okay."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Additionally, my friend travelling with me got a business class upgrade for free which the agent did not entertain when I asked. The seat assignment was with a severely obese person and they did not change when I asked, though the flight was pretty empty and people were using 3 seats to sleep and fly all the way back."
Pros: "Needed more frequency of food and juice"
Cons: "There was a technical snag and delayed the flight by 2.30 hrs. Reached late by that much time. It was bad"
Cons: "The fruits served was bad and got spoiled. No proper response from the cabin team"
Cons: "The vegetarian menu was boring. A horrid sandwich, terrible croissants, dry breadrolls, spoiled fruit and brown lettuce. No Cabin crew available except during take off and landing and meal service. They were all hidden in the rear of the plane. No beverages or even water offered except during beverage service. No Wi-Fi, wired remote control in each seat defective. Touch screen not working. Aged upholstery and uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "Late plus equipment is not in good condition."
Cons: "Overall good experience being a non stop straight flight"
Pros: "On time and courteous staff"
Pros: "Every thing is good"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for hours that i needed to get on to another flight."
Cons: "Cooperation by cruse members"
Cons: "Seat changed by airline with out my knowledge"
Cons: "Terrible cabin service (low cleanliness; service not easily available; dirty food trays in the aisle not picked up for hours) Noisy cabin (very loud passengers)"
Pros: "less then expected"
Cons: "help and services"
Pros: "They got me home in one piece"
Cons: "Crew allowed all the passengers to board and then announced a technical problem that took 2 hours to fix. Making people sit another two hours (in the middle of the night) before a 16-hour flight is ridiculous. Also as I've previously experienced on Air India, the bathrooms are inadequately supplied and literally held together with tape and stickers, when they are working at all."
Pros: "The staff was very patient and respectful and I was very impressed with the way they handled negative behavior from the passengers."
Cons: "The airline needs to figure out how to streamline boarding, it is always a negative experience. Also communication can be improved as to reasons for delay."
Pros: "Like: (1) Food (2) Service"
Cons: "Things can be improved; (1) Boarding Procedures - you should not board 300 passengers at the same time on a narrow passage to board. (2) Liquor was served 45 minutes before landing on a 15 hour flight from New Delhi to Chicago. (3) Aircraft "BIHAR" air condition was not working back of the plane on my flight from Chicago to New Delhi."
Pros: "There is nothing which was good"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Frequency of Food Supply should be increased"
Cons: "Child luggage weight should be increased"
Pros: "Smooth problemless"
Pros: "The staff try to be helpful."
Cons: "Horrible state of planes. My entertainment system didn't work and when I complained to the staff I was told that it was all fixed. This was a total lie. I had no entertainment system or even a working reading light for a 14 and a half hour flight from Delhi to Chicago. Some of the bathrooms were closed because they were "defective". Overall, Air India is going from bad to worse and, unless the guaranteed jobs are taken away, things won't improve."
Cons: "Seat 52E was broken. I had to pad the exposed metal bar with blankets and sit on it for 15 hours. It has given me back ache."
Cons: "The TV monitors or remote did not work for 3 out of 4 seats, we were able to change seats due to the empty plane so we got lucky."
Airlines flying from Tirupati 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
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Tirupati
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Tirupati
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Tirupati
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Tirupati