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Bhubaneswar Airport is 2 miles from the center of Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar is served by Bhubaneswar Airport, also commonly referred to as Bhubaneswar. The airport code is BBI.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Food was terrible. Aircraft not clean. Almost 2hrs delay."
Pros: "Attentive crew, plenty to drink"
Cons: "Not crazy about the seat arrangement on this plane"
Cons: "It’s hard to get used to not having seat-back entertainment when you’ve had it the rest of the trip!"
Cons: "The meals could have been better"
Pros: "I had a window seat, the tv screen worked and I was able to watch a few good movies"
Cons: "The food quality has significantly dropped."
Pros: "More leg room"
Cons: "One of the worst experience I’ve had, if not the worst. Lack of communication between flight attendants at gate was the main reason for missing our flight, after 2 delays from the previous flight. When we got to the gate they closed it at that moment, earlier than it should have. A Mr. Fenney, person in charge at the gate, didn’t help much. Just went through the motion and as slow as possible trying to help us. It seemed he just wanted to pretend he was helping us. Worse was his attitude when telling is the gate has already closed, didn’t do anything to help us, nothing at all. We had to literally get information out of him. We then went to customer service were the same thing happened, a lack of care that we missed our flight due to things out of our control. Even to the point where the agent told us “be sure to be there on time this time”, like if it was our fault we missed it (we told her the details of our situation). Till this point they don’t seem to care. They left about 15 people, that i know of, hanging. If they had better comunication between gates and waited a miserably 5 more minutes (although they closed the gate earlier then they should have) everyone would have made it. Throughout the whole process we noticed that american airlines employees did not care that many on that first flight had connection flights. They were just going through the motion, slowly while all of us were a bit desperate knowing that the layover time was going to be very close."
Pros: "No free drinks no entertainment"
Cons: "Entertainment system is very old and the flight is also very old."
Pros: "It was on American ticked through BA"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous"
Cons: "Cramped seats"
Pros: "The crew was not good"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Leg rest was uncomfortable. I kept getting notices that the flight was delayed up to 2hrs but got there and was on time. Then couldn't check in till a certain time; what's up with that?"
Pros: "Food, service, friendly, helpful Cabin crew made it a very positive experience"
Cons: "Entertainment system is really ancient, it's lagging other airlines in terms of display size & quality, user interface and programming"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Food selection is terrible. Plainer, simpler foods that appeal to more people would be preferred. If you want to attempt to serve 5 course meals, that is fine, But, please have normal backup foods. In fact you would save a lot of money buy not putting seeds and grapes in the salads, buying plain white/wheat rolls with no seeds, and much simpler appetizers/desserts. I saw a lot of food being thrown away. Mine included. If you are trying to force people to buy food before they board, you have succeeded. TV displays and remote were very poor compared to your competitors."
Pros: "Our flight attendant was very helpful when we were faced with dietary restriction issues."
Cons: "We had problems with the food. My son is allergic to tomatoes and mangoes while I am gluten intolerant. The options did not work for us. There was nowhere in the reservation that asked about this. The plane was about 80 degrees for the entire 9 hrs. My clothing was soaked with sweat. The legroom was less than on the domestic flight (AA carrier) which led my son to bother the person in the seat in front of us more. There was a male flight attendant that kept coming by to tell my son to get in his seat, which was not helpful. He is only 3."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Delayed by more than half an hour boarding and left nearly an hour late."
Cons: "Got stranded in Heathrow"
Pros: "The attendants were professional and polite."
Cons: "Food needs work."
Pros: "On-time with excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "No wi-fi."
Pros: "It was great. Staff was very nice."
Pros: "No crying babies on the plane."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating. Business class was taken much better care of than economy was. Crew tried to be cheerful, but I was supposed to start the second leg at 6:30 pm (approximately), and i had to change flights, got on that plane at about 12:30 am and got into Heathrow late, missed my next connection to Prague, causing more problems when I got to Prague. Not even an "I'm sorry for the delay" from crew or ground staff. Everyone seemed overworked."
Pros: "Super helpful Dallas staff"
Pros: "Nice new airplane with good seat design and quiet and confortable in flight. AA crew was nice and entertainment was OK."
Cons: "Chaotic and ilogical boarding"
Pros: "I did pay the extra for the upgrade and I loved the extra leg room (never mind being next to an empty seat) and the food was awesome. Which is saying something. And when offered wine with my meal she made sure to let me know that they has sparkling wine! Crew was great."
Cons: "We could have seen the crew more. They were great when we saw them and it was an overnight flight so they were trying (I'm assuming) not to wake people. But it was a but sad for those of us who didn't sleep. Would have been nice to been offered an extra snack."
Cons: "The tickets were never purchased at British Airways. I showed up at the airport and nobody had a record of me ever purchasing tickets. By the time we realized that kayak had not transferred funds to the airline, the plane had left and I had to completely re-book my trip at triple the cost. I will be disputing charges and contacting fraud services to resolve this issue."
Pros: "I didn't have to swim home."
Cons: "Everything! Old dirty plane. Anounsments made by a man who's accent and poor English Meade it impossible to understand the same anounment that I thought I had memorized."
Cons: "Video froze on volume screen and the food was bAd as usual on aa bread is particularly bad"
Cons: "I hope that your company will go to hell"
Cons: "1 hr waiting on the tarmak watching planes after planes taking off ahead of us without any reasons"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "PS I don't think this review will even post, as this is the 3rd time I am writing it, mysteriously every time I hit "Submit" I get a error response and my review blank."
Pros: "American Airline agent in Madrid was very helpful during check-in by finding us comfortable seats together."
Cons: "We could not do check-in on-line. Same as on the way from SFO to London and then Madrid. This is absolutely unacceptable. We plan neither use British Airways ourselves nor recommend it to any of our friends or family members in the foreseen future."
Pros: "Crew was nice and comforting."
Cons: "Well, if I needed to send a fax, there was a line provided even with a mobile airplane phone that didn't work. The LCD screen didn't work on most seats, no USB charging, no adjustable headrests, blowers were barely functioning. The jet needs to be replaced especially for being an overseas flight."
Pros: "Arrived at my destination"
Cons: "Bought British Air tickets, got their partner airline American Air flight instead and didn't know of this switch until after purchase. Very rude! Crappy old plane, departed late, crappy food, mediocre service. I wanted British Air specifically as they are good in these areas."
Pros: "It was somewhat brief, compared to the 9.5 hour flight just before it."
Cons: "Transferring between my flight from Madrid to my flight to Vancouver in the Dallas airport was an incredible pain. Sure, we had to go through customs, that's expected. Sure, wait for the luggage so you can take it through, right? We did. For 45 minutes. Then the announcement arrives: international destinations don't have to carry checked luggage through customs. That's why our bags never showed up. Now we have 45 minutes to get to our plane. We made it through customs relatively quickly, meander through the halls that guides are telling us to go through in order to get to our next flight... And then we arrive at the airport entrance, just outside of security. Thankfully, after alerting a TSA agent to our situation, we're not quite brushed off, but pointed toward another security checkpoint that might have a shorter line. We get back through security, and another TSA agent (who seems unsure we'll even make our flight) gives us directions to take a train to our gate on the other side of the airport. We sprinted. And we just barely made it. American Airlines was fine, Dallas airport and transfer protocols for international arrivals/departures were tedious, inefficient, and frustrating."
Cons: "Did not follow up on things they said they would come back for. For multiple requests. Also, didn't respond to the call light and had to turn it off and on a few times to have someone respond."
Cons: "Food, choice of entertainment"
Pros: "Direct airline"
Cons: "Delay, as usual on this rout because the airplane is too old and always have michanical problems From the inside it looks too old"
Cons: "My seat had a broken entertainment screen. They were restarted a few times, but no one offered me to change seats to a functional one. There were seats in business and first class that were not taken as well as a few economy. It was a 10 hour flight!"
Pros: "Comfortable, food was good. The crew was nice."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours, in-flight entertainment and wi-fi did not function which is tough for a 9 hour flight."
Pros: "Flight was delayed 4 times, but communication about this was good so no one was kept wondering. Overall, the crew were attentive with smiles...sometimes that makes all the difference in the world. Movie selection was good for a long flight."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Unable to upgrade seats easily, upgraded seats given freely to passengers who did not pay for upgrade. Passengers who paid for upgrade were not given a choice of the available seats. Other passengers just moved to which ever seats they wanted. Like my upgrade money back!! Other than that, pretty good."
Cons: "Old 747-400. The seats needed replacing. My seat had a hole in the padding and a wire bar to sit on for many hours."
Pros: "Normal flight."
Cons: "These long haul flights are getting more and more cramped."
Cons: "we are 5 family members and one of us is a sick 8 years old girl. BA 193 was delayed 2 hrs while our layover was 3.5 hrs. arrived 1 hr before to go through immigration, collect luggage and transfer from terminal D to Terminal A running. made it to the gate 20 min before take off but they have sold our seats to other wait list passengers. they moved us to waiting list on another flight which was supposed to take off 1-1/2 hour later which was also delays an hour and we never made the list!!! We had to pay for accomodation for two rooms at the Element hotel neer the airprt and we are still waiting to catch a "finaly" confirmed flight Jan 4th at 1.45 pm. I plan on calling BA hoping to collect the hotel fees at least."
Pros: "Very cramped and terrible food. Entertainment was very limited much better on other airlines."
Pros: "The boarding attendant almost made me miss the flight over what I had already confirmed I.e traveling using an extension to a green card. Coaching needed on the topic."
Pros: "The staff in Dallas did a great job of keeping everyone informed of the flight delay. The flight attendants were also great."
Cons: "Exhausted at the end of 23 hours of flying and laying-over, I found that my seat did not recline. And the flight was delayed by an hour, making a very long trip uncomfortably longer. But other than that, it was fine."
Cons: "It was quite hot on the plane."
Pros: "Amazing crew, from the flight attendants right up to the Pilot (one of the classiest people I ever encountered during my travels)."
Cons: "Hopefully the mask mandate will go away soon. I know it's the Feds not the airline, but........."
Cons: "I missed my flight from Dallas to Houston because the flight from Frankfurt was late. However I appreciate the promptness with which Lufthansa customer rep attended to me and put me on another flight. Excellent."
Cons: "While waiting for seat assignment the plane began boarding after being told by the clerk at the counter my name would be called I had to see the clerk for my seat after the plane was boarded not very professional no food options given on plane just handed cookies and attendant walked away"
Pros: "The crew was magnificent"
Cons: "Be nice to offer a glass of water to your clients!!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 min"
Pros: "Crew was very good. Seats were uncomfortable. Too close together and hard."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Enjoyed watching one stewardess train another. Very smooth landing in Redding."
Cons: "Flight delayed for about 20-30 minutes with personnel entering and exiting aircraft with no explanation for passengers after pilot had announced we would be leaving “on time.”"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and the seats were roomier than I expected."
Pros: "Our flight attendants were awesome!!"
Cons: "A/C was a bit cold, but would rather be cold than hot."
Cons: "I know that flying isn’t what it once was when it comes to comfort and amenities, but good, polite, service seems to be vanishing as well."
Cons: "Attendant had a chip on his shoulder"
Cons: "4 hour delay"
Pros: "The crew seemed willing to reebok flights and they didn't get angry or upset at the passengers."
Cons: "The broken lavatory caused a 4 hour delay. It was a difficult experience because we were kept thinking it was going to get fixed soon but it wasn't."
Pros: "Seats comfortable. Easy boarding."
Cons: "United couldn’t seem to get gas in the airplane and we had delayed departure from DFW. Upon arrival to Chicago we taxied for 22 minutes to the gate causing rushed connection to Munich. Baggage did not arrive at Munich so now we have no luggage."
Pros: "Great smooth boarding process, prompt flight, and helpful flight staff. Bathrooms were clean and convenient"
Cons: "As is typical for airplanes, uncomfortable seats and little space to maneuver into the isle."
Pros: "Even though we had a few delays and got stuck in Milwaukee for a couple hours the crew was cheerful and helpful and made everything much less stressful, by far one of the best flights I've been on"
Cons: "Was a not a fan of the weather delays, but that can't really be helped."
Pros: "Semi professional. Placed in a small space for over four hours and staff at counter did not seems to know the flight status most of the time."
Cons: "Pilots being on strike in Olso, did not know if we were Flying Into olso that day or not. Luckily we were only delayed four additional hours ."
Pros: "The flight was very affordable and turned out to be great. I love the new United Basic Economy seats."
Cons: "I hate that we can't bring two carry-on bags, but we were able to get everything into one. Our trip was short so we did not need much."
Cons: "Everything was trerrible on this flight! We were delayed from our first connecting flight out to SF to LA and we're put on a different flight connecting to Houston to get us home sooner. We were told by the gentleman at the check in that our correct boarding passes with our seats sitting all together would be given to us at the boarding desk. That was the biggest mistake ever to take this flight because we were then delayed 3 more hrs! Not only that but when I approached the next gentleman at the boarding desk in Houston he was super rude! He was yelling at me when I told them that "they in Dallas,the worker at the check in" told me to get my boarding passes in Houston. He kept yelling saying "there was nothing he could do that he could do that he didn't know who THEY were but that I was talking to him now and that's why he is saying" I tried explaining to him that I just wanted to make sure I got in the right flight home because this is what I was told to do by the employee in Dallas. Not only that but our connecting flight to Houston was horrible! The flight attendant (the male) was very very rude!!! He also was yelling at my niece and nephew when we were trying to put the carry on bags in the compartment. And telling us we could have anything underneath the seat when clearly we could have our personal item underneath. Overall we had the worst experience with United and will never again fly with them! I understand delays may happen but there's no need for the employees to be so rude. so much for their customers service!"
Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "Sat on plane for two hours after we boarded waiting to take off"
Cons: "There were no tvs on the diet flight you had to use your own device. On the second flight you had to pay to watch tv. It's free to watch movies in American Airlines!"
Pros: "I get a refund"
Cons: "Getting to the airport and being told you are not in the system to get your tickets when you give all the information to the counter after you paid in advance and have to take the grey hound instead so I am pissed off at this air line and going to let my friends and family know how I was treated there"
Cons: "I haven't actually been able to arrive to Tegucigalpa since we were stuck in the plane for a long time, lost our next flight connection and worst of all, the airline left us hanging at the airport in Houston without our luggage, didn't take any responsibility at all so we had no other choice other than to look and pay for a hotel ourselves until tomorrow hoping this nightmare ends soon."
Pros: "At all points in the process from check-in to exiting the plan, the staff was quick to step in and help with direction to keep everyone moving."
Cons: "A teacher was put into tears at the gate agent desk prior to boarding because she had a purse and a shopping bag but had a ticket that only allowed one bag that could not be a full roller board. I did see her eventually board wiping her tears away with a single bag, so she either paid the extra $50 or they figured something out."
Cons: "The united employee starting with the man in the ticket area by the gate. He was VERY rude and unprofessional. He was talking to me like was a dumb person. He was explaining to me that I could only take one bag on the plane and it was how he explained it to me that I did not like. United needs to work on getting rid of people like him, they are agitators."
Pros: "The service from the staff to fix the issue created by bad information and they were super nice about the situation. My flight out to visit my son and his family was great ."
Cons: "In united club I was told to report to flight gate at 1715. I missed my flight because of bad information. This issue was corrected by some super nice employees st the gate counter. I've always gone to the club when have longer layover times I pay the day fee but this caused my time back home to be closer to midnight not the before 2200. To then top off the night I get home and my luggage was damaged. Just a really long and troubling trip back home."
Pros: "No issues"
Pros: "Very clean and pleasant flight personal great."
Cons: "I know many people don't care to eat but the airlines could provide a better selection of food to serve or snacks."
Cons: "I was between two heavy set people and could barely move."
Pros: "I liked that my flights were on time! We even arrived earlier."
Cons: "The woman when boarding the plane in Chicago was very rude. Crew is not friendly! We received one glass of soda, they do not give you the whole can and one small snack. In Delta they give you the whole can and they give you 3 snacks. If I have a choice I will not fly United again."
Pros: "Nice comfortable seating."
Cons: "Liked everything"
Pros: "I arrived safely at my destination."
Cons: "I fully understand that weather and accompanying delays are unpredictable at best. But to be updated every 30 minutes over what turned into a 3 hour wait was frustrating. I appreciated the updates, but I could have done lots of fun things if I'd known the time would end up being 3 hours. Maybe you could work on the accuracy of your delays and how long it will really take. The flight attendants seemed as though they didn't even want to be there."
Pros: "I like the fact that the pilot was being safe because of weather!"
Cons: "Waiting and figuring out what are plans with United to get us to Dulles Airport!"
Pros: "Flight was great after sitting on tarmac In dallas for an hour.?missed my connection by seconds... I would have thought they could have held the plane for 5 min"
Pros: "Efficient boarding, clean aircraft"
Cons: "Only offered water in-flight. No snack, no beverage service, only water. Flight IAH to DFW on 10/28 had full beverage service so what's the difference?"
Cons: "It was oversold so they booked another flight on American that still hasn't even left Dallas! Should have arrived by now."
Pros: "The snacks"
Cons: "It was a really noisy flight because a little boy was crying in the back"
Pros: "The power outlets were a perfect way to be ready to arrive home. Great option of personal mobile device entertainment."
Cons: "No television on that flight."
Pros: "Plane was clean overall."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 5 hours. They saw it coming as delayed all day with equipment problems that morning and then Houston weather. Why didn't they substitute the aircraft? When we finally got to Chicago at midnight another group was still waiting to board. It's just amazing the crew didn't hour out."
Cons: "The flight was delayed numerous times. I lost my connection twice. At the end, they transferred me to American Airlines. I spent 10 hours in the airport and they didn't even give me a voucher to eat. It was a terrible and stressful day for me."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Coach seats only recline an inch at best Knees were up against the seat in front, no room to move. Seats were as hard as rocks Boarding group 5 has no luggage space $25 for checked bags seems a bit much for the first bag. Requires app to see anything."
Cons: "The layover was quite short and I had to get from one terminal to another. Luckily, the directions I received were spot on and I arrived to my terminal just in time."
Pros: "No complaints about flight or plane crew. Woman on phone got us a new early flight. She worked hard to do it. After our flight was cancelled."
Cons: "Few people in baggage department were lazy and rude. Found service with AA and Delta much more supportive when assisting with lost baggage. Only a few bad apples though. Two baggage crew members were awesome."
Cons: "Pay for ticket and couldn't get a seat assignment. Had to go to the kiosk before my flight and try to get a seat. It processed for 5 minutes while I waited thinking it was stuck. Finally it told me there were no seats available unless I wanted to pay for upgrade. Gee I thought a seat came with the price of a ticket. Then there was no shoulder room in the seating and I am an average sized person. There was leg room because it was an exit row. Then they tried to sell me a round-trip ticket that was more costly than buying individual tickets. What a scam."
Pros: "The plane was clean and the.05 ounce snack was very tasty. Incidentally, the tasty snack was scant. Sadly, I saw nothing appealing on the pay menu. My flight connected from DFW so I was kinda hungry."
Cons: "The seats are too small and if the nice big and tall gentleman sitting next to you is obese, the time cannot pass quickly enough."
Pros: "did not occur"
Cons: "flight did not occur."
Cons: "My son ( a minor) was held over in Denver airport for over 12 hours because of delays and cancellations. Not once did your United crew or service workers offer him a meal voucher. This is absolutely wrong. This was my son's first flight alone and he also could not find any venders open to buy food. I will NEVER fly United again and will tell all friends and relatives about your inconsideration to minor passengers who are too shy to ask for help.!"
Pros: "The pilot did a great job"
Cons: "My luggage was lost, my connecting flight was cancelled, I had to fend for myself in getting a cheap unkempt hotel room, I had to pay for my uber from the airport into New York City, there were no rentals or hotels near the airports hat were available. All united kept saying was go online to file for refunds. I will never fly with them again!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. They are very active."
Pros: "It was a new flight so everything was neat and clean."
Cons: "The all male crew was rude like hell and were chewing gums the whole time. The landing was super pathetic I for a sec thought the flights gonna crash"
Pros: "The seat could have been bit more spacious. The ground staff at New York were not cooperative."
Cons: "In flight crew needs to learn some manner not all but few crews were rude."
Cons: "If it’s on time!!!"
Pros: "Food was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing works - the entertainment system, reading lights, hand sets are falling apart etc."
Cons: "They had not reserved my vegetarian meal and crew was very rude about not being able to serve my meal. Prabir"
Cons: "The flight got cancelled & reaching to customer service took 2 hours"
Pros: "I appreciated that SOME of the crew tried to help us with our defective monitors by resetting them, but it didn’t work. The landing was also incredibly smooth. Top marks to the pilot."
Cons: "Our monitors and remotes did not work at all, for the entire flight. What’s worse, is the monitors weren’t just black... they were stuck on a bright white screen which were constantly in our face and prevented us from sleeping. Towards the end of the flight, out of desperation for sleep, I placed my blanket over the three defective monitors so the two other people in my row and I could try and sleep, but I was yelled at by a stewardess because she considered it a fire hazard! She was completely unsympathetic. Having a blinding white light in your face rather than an entertainment system, on a 14 hour flight, was torturous. My girlfriend and I were EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in this flight. The food was also very underwhelming and akin to bad hospital food. But at least that was bearable."
Pros: "Crew have been great. Flights were on time."
Cons: "leg space and seating is not good enough for a 14 hours flight. Also, maintenance could have been better."
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "Condition of the aero plane. The maintenance could have been better"
Cons: "The audio jack/port of my seat wasn’t working for the entire duration of the flight ; the food was not good; uncomfortable seating plus they didn’t inform me to check out my luggage at New Delhi and check them back in for Kolkata after clearing customs; this made me miss my baggage"
Pros: "Flight crew was helpful"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment didn’t work."
Pros: "The food was really very tasty. Attendants were mostly pleasant and efficient. I had three seats to sleep since a passenger left one seat to go to another aisle so we could both have space. Very kind."
Cons: "Two meals were the exact same? Hmmm"
Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Excellent flight and service"
Cons: "My travel agent in India emphatically said that we did not require visas. We did not find out otherwise until we were at the gate in New York."
Cons: "Someone got sick in the isle across from me. The staff cleaned it up, but laid newspaper down on the floor. Within hours it was shredded and looked a mess. Also, the interior of the cabin was a bit worn -- carpets bad, toilets out of paper, light & call buttons not working.... needs a facelift for sure. Staff was not that concerned or responsive as on other flights."
Pros: "My flight was canceled it sure why Kayak is sending me these questions to review my flight when it was canceled three weeks ago"
Cons: "See abive"
Cons: "Terribly rude staff, on top of most basic things (such as light, tv/media, etc) not working on the plane. Air India ground staff at JFK is truly unprofessional."
Cons: "My wife and I along with our 2 yr old son were flying AI 102 from JFK to DEL on 12th Dec 2017. Boarding happened on time at 1 pm EST and that was the last sane thing to have happened. First, there was some problem and flight got delayed, AI staff would not tell us what was going on and kept buying time with one excuse or the other. Soon this stretched to over 3 hours of sitting inside the plane while the plane did not move an inch from the gate. Finally they announced there was some technical problem that required a part replacement and as per the DGCA regulations, passengers would need to deplane. After deplaning, we were given a $10 meal voucher and told to stay close by the AI gate as the replacement part was already on the way and the plan would take off around 6 PM. As time passed, passenger's impatience started growing as AI staff just wouldn't share any concrete information. Suddenly around 6 pm they announced that the replacement part had arrived and engineers were working to fix it and that boarding would now start soon, all this while insisting that passengers stay close to the AI gate as boarding could happen any time. Around 7 PM they started the boarding, little did we know that this was merely an exercise in deception that was never meant to get us on the plane, but rather just meant to herd us to a much smaller hall downstairs with poor air conditioning where people along with their hungry starving babies and crying children could suffocate further. To make matters worse, there was no explanation provided by the AI staff still about what was going on, downstairs staff would say engineers are still working and the staff upstairs that was managing the boarding said they were under instructions from downstairs passengers to board the passengers. After about 45 mins of waiting, passengers finally lost their patience. When several Mom's yelled at the AI staff to provide clear cut information, the staff relented and sent the passengers back upstairs where there was better air conditioning and people could still move around. We were still asked to hang out close to the AI gate lest we miss the boarding that could happen any moment - this was still 8 PM. After another hour of wait, around 9 PM finally we got hold of the AI station manager who informed us that the flight had been cancelled. Upon being asked the next steps, he had no answer and asked us to get back to the departure ticketing terminals where they would provide further information. Long story short, the next 2 hours were AI's shoddiness at it's best. Utter confusion, misinformation from the AI staffers, unruly scenes at JFK that eventually required police to be called in was the order of the day. We finally got into an AI arranged hotel at 1 in the night - no dinner - with the promise of being flown out the next day at 12:30 pm. It's another matter that the flight next day could depart only at 3:30 PM, but we were thankful that at least it did. #NeverFlyingAirIndia"
Pros: "I paid $ 100 for extra lag room seat there is tv no music broken seat I am very upset and didn’t do anything 17 D"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 25 hours. Was given $10 on day one to get food where just a bottle of water at the airport is $3. After hours of lying that we were going to depart on the scheduled day. They finally cancelled the flight after I was at the airport for more then 12 hours. Stayed at a hotel and was given no dinner or water. Next morning was given $12 for food and promised a depart time of 11:30 am and plane too off at 3:40pm."
Pros: "It was better than the international flight."
Pros: "I was sitting in economy class in a middle seat... it was a comfortable seat and the flight left and arrived on time"
Cons: "The flight crew did not have water to serve after the initial small bottle that each guest received in their seat pocket"
Cons: "It got canceled"
Cons: "Out of every flight I take with Air India 50% of the time TV did not work.. which made me stare in air for 14 hrs.. and food is always very stale.. never feels fresh !!"
Pros: "The flight was on time. I didnt lose any bags."
Cons: "Everything else. Entertainment system was not working, food was ok. Old , filthy seat covers. Cabin started to give you a feeling that you are flying in a trash bin after a few hours into the journey. Not many options for drinks. Crew non attentive and callous. It really needs a facelift considering it is representing the country in some ways when operating abroad."
Pros: "Extremely disappointed that the entertainment system didn’t work for the full long haul flight of 14+ hours!! This is something that we pay for as part of our ticket and given the duration of the flight, this is the minimum one needs on the flight. Even the reading light stopped working after some hours!! This was height of discomfort and lack of basic amenities for a long haul flight with a fairly expensive ticket price. No entertainment and then no light either so now one can’t even read!! What do you expect one to do for 14+ hours if they don’t get sleep on a flight?! Ran out of bathroom rolls The back side of the seat was broken so every time the person behind you move or put something in back pocket, you could feel the entire pressure on the seat making it extremely uncomfortable for flight duration."
Cons: "Extremely disappointed that the entertainment system didn’t work for the full long haul flight of 14+ hours!! This is something that we pay for as part of our ticket and given the duration of the flight, this is the minimum one needs on the flight. Even the reading light stopped working after some hours!! This was height of discomfort and lack of basic amenities for a long haul flight with a fairly expensive ticket price. No entertainment and then no light either so now one can’t even read!! What do you expect one to do for 14+ hours if they don’t get sleep on a flight?! Ran out of bathroom rolls The back side of the seat was broken so every time the person behind you move or put something in back pocket, you could feel the entire pressure on the seat making it extremely uncomfortable for flight duration."
Cons: "Tv not working in a full flight"
Cons: "Entertainment hard to use. Did not work well"
Pros: "Crew need keep flooring clean"
Cons: "Nonstop flights"
Cons: "I had booked an aisle seat for all legs of travel but the gate agent gave boarding pass for center seat."
Cons: "Tv service was not available on several screens"
Cons: "Crew shuts off Two restrooms for there use only by posting sign of "Under Maintenance". These are specially one of the rear restrooms. There are only 6 restrooms in the plane, out of which crew of 5 takes one rest room for them selves. You may divide 200 passengers for 4 Restrooms."
Pros: "I loved the food! It tantalized my taste buds. I also like that I was able to sit in the seats I reserved online."
Cons: "The plane was a mess - there was trash on the floor throughout the entire plane, and flight attendants just ignored it. I don't mean one little piece of paper...I mean actual garbage littering the walkways. Flight attendants were scarce during the flight. The entertainment systems were terrible. My touchscreen was broken and the selection button on the remote didn't work, and my wife had a broken remote as well. I specifically selected Air India over several other reputable airlines, but I feel a bit ripped off. For a short flight these things aren't a big issue, but for a 13.5 hour flight I must have quality and reliability. Next time I will book with Emirates."
Pros: "There was nothing that I really liked. Either it was okay or poor"
Cons: "1. Toilets - poorly maintained 2. Food - Bad taste and bad choice of menu 3. Poor entertainment - the screens did not function properly 4. Crew- the crew did not come to resolve the issues of poor screens 5. No Wifi 6. Overall cleanliness - poor Air India, You got lots to work on!"
Pros: "I loved the Indian food served and the cabin crew were hospitable. The boarding was spot on and we reached the destination earlier than expected."
Cons: "One thing that could be imroved was the quality of the entertainment. I watched a Tamil movie. The collection was a bit limited and the quality of the product was pretty poor"
Cons: "I book my flight online and i pay extra for my sit but still air india change my sit it was uncomfortable for me because i have baby and it was hard i pay extra for my sit so i can fly comfortable but air india do not care about that"
Pros: "Safely arrived ,Air hostess were good when needed help, direct flight to delhi"
Cons: "Food was substituted as they ran out of vegetarian food"
Pros: "A lady staff (in JFK airport) helped me and my wife sit together although we had different seating rows"
Cons: "Non functioning video screens and audio jacks, they were out of food (poorly managed count of veg/non-vegetarian passengers) requested us by adjusting to eat only curry without rice or roti. This happed both for dinner and breakfast. Flight Attendants served only one drink per person and were rude when asked for one additional drink. The connecting flight was 2 hr delayed in delhi, whereas i booked shortest duration flight to Hyderabad paying $150/ ticket due to family emergency but not worth as i was 3 hours delayed overall."
Cons: "Late arrival and added one more hour of transit one day before the flight"
Cons: "Unhygienic restroom, torn seats, frustrated stewardess. This is like passengers finding a charity and paying for airline staff. What do we call this..a failed airline. They should not be allowed to fly and passengers getting hoaxed to book this shifty airline"
Pros: "A 14 hour flight that reached an hour early. They upgraded people for free so I got an extra leg-space seat for no extra money. Overall, a very pleasant flight."
Cons: "One or two members of the crew seemed a bit unfriendly. The majority, however, were really good!"
Cons: "My travel was really uncomfortable as I was sat next to a crying kid who did not stop crying even for a second. When I asked a crew member to switch my seats I was told to stick with my own seat:("
Pros: "The movie selection was ok."
Cons: "Traveling to/from India The staff was horrible from check in, to boarding, to unboarding...no greeting, no smiling, no pleasantries, no warmth...nothing! The planes interior was just horrible dirty, smelled bad and the bathrooms (the entire plane I'd in need of some serious cleaning & with bleach) Food...was just disgusting! Bread & cheese sandwich should NEVER be given as an option....the airline ticket cost too much for that poor selection. Fumigation of a plane with people Onboard? If this is a must, please give notice & provide a face mask for your customers"
Cons: "Many seats on the plane were empty and I tried the touch screen consoles in 5-6 seats and none of them seemed to work. The plane was old and poorly maintained."
Cons: "Crew was not helpful. They woke me up out of a deep sleep to give me a mayo and cheese sandwich but did not wake me (or even leave on my tray table) an immigration form. They then ignored several call bells when I was trying to get one. I was left scrambling when we landed. Movie selection was also slim and outdated and made for a rough 15 hours. Seats uncomfortable. Bathrooms were not well maintained throughout flight."
Pros: "- Crew lack courtesy - Aircraft Seat cushion is not there - Seats mechanical system not in good condition - USB for mobile charger of maximum seats not working - touch screen of TV screen not working - few buttons of hand held remote missing - no soap in washroom - Loss of checked in luggage at destination airport, response of team not very cooperative."
Pros: "One of the crew members was courteous"
Cons: "The entertainment system was not working at my seat. Passenger in front of me also had issues with the entertainment system. Specifically the audio port had issues. Crew member suggested I shift to another seat where he said it was working. At that seat the video was not working. On being informed of the same he asked me to shift again. I didn't trust the crew and gave up. Being a long distance flight, working in flight entertainment is a necessary element. The second seat had issue while tilting back. It tilted back almost flat( broken )."
Pros: "The crew were polite and service was good."
Cons: "Plane was supposed to leave at 3:10pm but boarding started around 3pm even without any delay notice. Also the seats were so hard and uncomfortable, especially the bottom seat. Touch screen did not work."
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