Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Goa
|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 18% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,303||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
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An average nonstop flight from the United States to Goa takes 32h 49m, covering a distance of 8477 miles. The most popular route is New York - Vasco da Gama with an average flight time of 27h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to Goa from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $463 one-way, and $617 round-trip. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Vasco da Gama Dabolim and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $708.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Vasco da Gama (100% of total searches to Goa).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "So welcoming and so caring"
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Food from New York to doha was average. Doha to Karachi excellent. Over all it was excellent experience. People on the ground at doha airport was exceptional. Very courteous and ready to go serve. This is what I call real service."
Pros: "Sevaral bathrooms available. Flight attendant wotj good attitude"
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."
Pros: "The food its disgusting"
Cons: "Better service and better food"
Pros: "Excellent food choices, multiple meals, very fast boarding process, comfortable seats that recline much more than US domestic flights"
Cons: "My movie was a bit dicey, but thankfully I wanted to sleep anyway"
Pros: "From new York to Doha flight seats are not that comfortable."
Pros: "Seat more comfortable ."
Cons: "there is need to improve food & entertainment section."
Pros: "Crew was very polite and helpful."
Cons: "Quality of food could be better Hindu meal was not as good as expected"
Pros: "The crew was super amazing and went to all extent to make our journey with infant comfortable"
Pros: "The crew was very nice, courteous and helpful"
Cons: "The seats did not have enough leg space, very cramped. You had bigger, comfortable planes on flight from Doha To Washington DC in 2011."
Cons: "I wish to have little more room on seat for long flight."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK is very bad. They do not know the meaning of priority. Food from JFK to Doha pretty bad."
Pros: "Food and flight attendants were excellent in Business Class"
Cons: "Sitting near bathrooms was a bit noisy and difficult to sleep"
Pros: "The movies, snacks, the crew. They were very friendly and helpful on board not the crew in the airport!!!"
Cons: "Space of the seat and the ground crews(aiports) how come their less friendly than the crew on board!"
Pros: "I loved the service. All of the attendants were really nice and helpful."
Cons: "My tv on both 12 hr and 8 hr flights didn’t work well and the food wasn’t the best. Also they ran out of food options when they got to me twice."
Pros: "The plane had everything I could want."
Cons: "Unfortunately, the plane was late, prompting me to miss my connecting flight. These things happen, I understand, but most upsetting was the fact that Qatar Airways provided very little information to those of us missing our flights. While on the plane, when those of us with short layovers mentioned that we may be late, we were told "you'll be fine - they hold the planes for a bit." When we deboarded the plane from New York, we ere wrangled into groups depending on our destinations. Many of us assumed that we were going to be taken to our next flights as we had been told they would be waiting for us. The airline rep in charge of my group refused to tell us any information, however, only admitting after we got confrontational with her that we had missed our flights. She then offered no information about what would happen to us, telling us we'd find out when we got to the rebooking counter. Very unprofessional. I was told that I would have to wait for another 24 hours for the next flight, necessitating that I would spend the night in Qatar. I was put up in a hotel that was decent, but again that offered very little in terms of customer service. We were given an $80 meal allowance, but despite me not using it, I was nickeled and dimed in other aspects to where I ended up paying $20 to help reschedule a flight that I had missed in my destination country. The whole ordeal was a nightmare and mostly due to poor communication and very cold, almost robotic interactions with the QA staff on the ground in Doha."
Pros: "Excellent service..!"
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The way the crew member woke me up for lunch or dinner time.They tapped my shoulder and was pretty disturbed me. If good if you have a sign that we can put next to our seat if we don’t want to be disturbed while we sleep."
Pros: "The food was great with three options for each meal and there were a lot of options for in flight entertainment"
Pros: "Great hospitality"
Pros: "service, food and cleanness"
Pros: "Would be very happy to fly again on qatar if options for Indian food menu is increased"
Pros: "Very crowded flight but still had room. Amazing and and easy to use entertainment. Super friendly staff. Comfortable seats. Exactly what I have come to expect from this amazing airline."
Cons: "The food could use some work. It is still better than most other airlines but not as good as most high schools. However, you will not go hungry because they make sure that you stay and hydrated on their flights. I do dislike all the dogs that are allowed in planes. Now flights have babies crying coupled with dogs barking. Takes away from the overall ambiance that Qatar tries so hard to achieve."
Pros: "Worst customer service"
Pros: "Seats should be comfortable, improve your menu, Pakistani dishes should be added, sweat dishes are hot and tasteless"
Pros: "Everything! Great budget price that still delivers first class service. The stopover in Doha is wonderful. Could not be more pleased!"
Pros: "My steward, Gabriel, provided service that exceeded my expectations. He made the long haul more bearable."
Cons: "The shape of the seats was not optimal for my height/size."
Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"
Pros: "Had a good experience , comfortable check in , boarding , seating and polite crew . Good part was the flight was on time and on couple of occasions before time arrival . Great entertainment options in the flight ."
Cons: "I had requested vegiterian food but they were short of veg food options . they did not have enough veg food on board from Doha to Nagpur . also it would be great if they considered more interesting menu ."
Pros: "On time departures Good entertainment options Could charge my electronics"
Cons: "Food was ok Boarding was somewhat disorganized"
Pros: "The food was the best airline food out there. Also, the regular economy seats recline more than other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic. There was. O system to the boarding and it made for a lot of pushing to get in line."
Pros: "Nothing that i like"
Cons: "Delay, bad food, no strict rules about passenger moving seats"
Pros: "Great service and food."
Pros: "Everyone on duty!!"
Cons: "Food options on both legs were terrible. On the first leg, only one of the three options was actually available. I understand that you have to account for varied decisions by customers, but only having one of the three listed options when you're just half way through the cabin is pretty weak. Disappointed that entertainment options hadn't changed from the previous month."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The screen of my seat and my mom ( sitting next to me) and the lady near the window stopped working after launching and we had to stair in the dark for eleven hours the flight attendant tried but couldn't fix it. The seat itself was broken and I had to put the bottom Cushing back every time I stand up.the cue to the rest room ( one off them has a broken lock so you can't lock it ) was very long and I had to wait for 25 minutes tell I got in ( the first time I waited too long standing in an air plane )"
Cons: "Ran out of meal options in both flights"
Pros: "Price and schedule"
Cons: "Food. Waiting place at Qatar airport. Arabian crew on board due to their non- friendly attitude."
Pros: "I loved the kind and friendly staff of Qatar airline. They were very organized and helpful. We missed our flight due to delays but they took great car of us and guided us through the process."
Cons: "They seats were too close. The person in front had his seat back and was practically in my lap. Annoying."
Pros: "The entertainment and food was great. The service as well. They are very attentive to any request."
Cons: "The seats feel like a prison at times. It's a pain to ask to go to the bathroom."
Pros: "The staff was good and food as well had a great trip"
Pros: "One of the best cabin crew. Curtious, friendly, helpful and we're always available in the cabin."
Cons: "Touch screens are hardly touch sensitive..you may need to replace the screens.."
Pros: "it was very comfortable"
Pros: "Food and in flight service"
Pros: "The staff was friendly... I liked the dimmed lights... The free beverages n options to purchase alcohol... The flight was quick and steady"
Cons: "When I got to my seat I had to use a wipe to clean it because there was what looked like either throw up or oatmeal on my seat.... The pocket in front of me was filled with trash like an empty water bottle, a bag of chips and dirty napkins (they were very big so it was obvious that no one cleans between flights)... Also it didn't matter how many times I tried connecting to the wifi, I couldn't and I was willing to pay for it to because it was important that I work during my flight."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "The plane was delayed and it was very annoying to get to Grand Rapids late."
Pros: "The seats were more confortable. They could be a bit taller for head room but space between seats and the width of seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "The crew seemed very unpleasant. The guy (head crew) was very rude. When asking us to do things he just said it with a tone that was very unneeded. You could tell he didn't want to be there. The lady flight artendant was nice just facially her expressions make her look stand off ish. They talked about passengers to each other in the aisle ways and made comments that "they've talk to this lady each several times and she's not listening". Seemed like private conversation they could try and have."
Pros: "A very smooth ride"
Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "Airport was horrible! Security line was 45 min. long and on the other side of the world. The plane was an hour late! No snow. No storms. Why? The crew, I guess tired, seemed bothered by the company of the passengers. The line to wait at the gate was very unorganized and confusing. No one knew which line was for which gate and people where cutting into lines everywhere. The airlines should provide better guidance for its passengers. I was connecting from Germany with Lufthansa and wow what a difference in customer service."
Pros: "It's was quick."
Cons: "Delayed a bit but mostly ok."
Pros: "everything else was good. I also liked how they were so informative of our flight, I also liked the foot space,"
Cons: "the seats, didnt recline enough, I had such a neck pain after flight"
Pros: "Employees were friendly."
Cons: "Seats did not lean back, power outlets did not work, snacks were disgusting"
Pros: "Offered free beverages 5 times and was given a free snack. Everyone was very nice. Flight arrived 30 minutes early and was very smooth and comfortable"
Cons: "Security lady said I could leave my shoes on( I'm 73). Man at scanner made me take them off."
Cons: "Flight Attendants took forever to come and bring you water, headphones or something to eat. Seats were uncomfortable and my headrest was broke. I paid for Wifi and it didn't work. Food is over priced. Boarding was telling us our flight was full so please check your luggage but I was row 4 and the flight crew let everyone on with two bags and the last people in 4 and 5 were screwed and upset for checking our bags."
Pros: "The steward on this flight was very attentive. He anticipated my needs and those of the other passangers."
Cons: "This was a turbo jet and was very noisy. My seat was in the front and there was very little leg room. Fortunately, I am a short and and short legged."
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff."
Cons: "While people were waiting on delay their was no effort made to get people seat locations. When time to board their was a line of 30 people getting new seat location before they could board the plane. A seat location I had for 3 months and checked in Ft. Myers 8 hours earlier was occupied so I was told very rudely to get in line behind 30 people to get new seat location. It took over an hour to board plane before take off. There was non English speaking customers who received no help boarding plane finding seats because crew was laughing joking with other passenger. They tried to put a non English speaking passenger in exit row. I paid $25 to check a bag to find passengers getting free bag checking at gate."
Pros: "Was a good flight, quick and direct. Crew was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Too many people crammed into the space; same as most other flights though."
Pros: "A little better"
Cons: "They did not have TV and no wifi it was terrible. They only gave me a cup of soda nos even a potato chips which other airline do give."
Pros: "The flight attendant were super nice. Really nice people"
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 2 hours. Then the guy on the front desk was really rude .. Maybe because I'm Latino? I mean he was super friendly with a white guy and a African American girl .. But with me .. Rudeness and bad service .. I said "hello , how are you?".. He didn't answer .. I told him when I did my checkin my boarding pass had "See agent" in the seating section .. He just took the ticket and gave me the last sit available on the plain even though I arrived almost 3 hours before the original departing hour .. I don't know .. It might be the only available sit or it was just a racist thing .. Who knows .. Really disappointed with United. I'll go back with Ameican Airlines."
Pros: "Boarding process on time."
Cons: "The waiting time for my connection flight."
Pros: "Nothing out of the common."
Cons: "WiFi never worked. And again... Uncomfortable."
Cons: "You had to buy food or snacks and buy tv connection seats are super uncomfortable"
Pros: "We got to LA earlier than the itinerary said"
Cons: "We dont have room to move wile we are sitting. Very limited space. We did not got informed were to get our lugagge"
Cons: "Boarded plane to find out that there was no crew available. Got off and were told to wait for further instructions. Three more delays until finally leaving 3 hours late. Was told at one point we could try to get on another flight on standby. Went immediately to gate but told they had already closed the doors. Very frustrated with United management."
Pros: "Very professional crew"
Cons: "Flight left almost two hours late, missed connecting flight, alternate flight cancelled, United Club wouldn't pass-holders in club. Had to sleep in airport."
Pros: "Great customer service and free movies,"
Cons: "My luggage was opened in belive in lima, few things missing."
Pros: "Friendly helpful courteous"
Pros: "Had to wait standby but got on the flight. Was very happy about that!!"
Cons: "Kayak failed to alert me that MCO has an A & B bagge pickup areas and did not indicate which area I would find my luggage."
Pros: "I was surprised on how clean the plane was, considering it was an express. The attendance were pleasant as well."
Cons: "How small the snack bag is."
Pros: "Very polite, upbeat crew"
Cons: "Newark airport a mess!"
Pros: "everyone was quick, efficient, and customer oriented. seats were comfortable and the snacks were nice. The crew members were exhausted, i'm sure, but they kept a smile on their faces and helped all of us feel comfortable and secure."
Cons: "The flight was rescheduled due to weather, it would have been nice to have a meal voucher so people were less aggravated and hungry. My biggest issue was that the T.V. screen was very bright and gave me a migraine. If there was a way to darken, or even shut it off, that would be much more pleasant."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful and accommodating for a mother traveling with 2 minor children"
Cons: "Absolutely no space on this plane. The least amount of leg room and seat room I've ever experienced."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "The boarding process was on time."
Cons: "This flight was cancelled and the later flights to Portland were all full, so I was offered a flight to Boston instead, with no refund for the bus ticket from Boston to Portland, and of course my bag did not arrive with me."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Flight took off promptly & landed early"
Cons: "Paid a lot more than I did for the same flight via delta with half the amenities. Crew not particularly friendly"
Pros: "Conplimentary drinks and flight time. Most everything was generally fantastic"
Cons: "Choice of snacks."
Cons: "There was no wifi no entertainment!!!!!!! This was a later flight that I had to be on and they showed no effort of making anyone feel comfortable even though we were on a late flight!!! Never booking united again!!!!!"
Cons: "It was very hot, it seemed as if the AC was broken."
Cons: "Security was worst I have ever seen - needed well over recommended 90 mins. No entertainment and ran out of food. Extra charge for regular economy seats. Reminded why I don't choose United."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very pleasant."
Pros: "On time arrival."
Cons: "Turbulent Flight"
Pros: "I had two seats to myself because it was a small flight. I was able to sleep most of the flight"
Cons: "Never took second flight it was canceled. I was very upset"
Pros: "We arrived almost an hour early! I didn't know that was possible!"
Cons: "TV screens did not work at all. For a 15 hour flight this is the worst thing possible. How do u kill time !!!! Food could have been better. The first meal was so less in quantity. I was so hungry but they didnt have more to give."
Pros: "Seat was very spacious"
Cons: "The plane showed its age. In flight entertainment screens werent working for most seats"
Pros: "The Cabin Crew"
Cons: "Improve entertainment content"
Cons: "Almost everything- uncomfortable seating, pathetic hosting, malfunctioning entertainment system, delays over 3 hours, missed flights and poor customer treatment. Not one thing went right."
Pros: "Food was okay"
Cons: "The flight was delayed which made me miss my connection to Kochi. There are no announcements or communication from Air India. It's not worth flying Air India for cheaper tickets even if it's a last minute trip. I would recommend Emirates or Qatar Airways, if traveling from NY to COK"
Pros: "Pricing seating and foid"
Cons: "In flight service was bad. Long lay over at Mumbai for connecting flight to Hyderabad.Flight delays"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and helpful. I paid $25 extra (which isn't much at all) for an exit row and it was as comfortable as it could have been in economy. I got to my destination safely and on time which is most important."
Cons: "I wasn't able to keep the screen for the entertainment system up (I had no seats in front of me so the screen was on an arm) so I could not use the entertainment system. If I had been able to use it, I usually prefer using the audio part of the system and I noticed that only Indian music was available. It would be nice if some western music was also offered."
Pros: "Service was curtious and good"
Cons: "Food and wine"
Cons: "TV system was very bad."
Pros: "Courteous service"
Cons: "Tv was not working at all"
Cons: "Seat allotment."
Cons: "Entertainment system doesn’t work. Headphone jack not working!!"
Cons: "Using the entertainment system was very cumbersome. For one thing, it did not work at the start and someone had to reset the system. Even after that, the system was very sluggish in responding to commands. The range of available selection was very limited."
Pros: "New flight with chargers for phones. Great food and comfortable seats."
Cons: "Terrible airline; my back still hurts 10 days after sleeping on their business class seats."
Pros: "The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats."
Cons: "No onboard entertainment"
Cons: "Screen wasn't working for 15 hrs. Seat is worse. Seat has no cusion and they hurt as well. Food was bad and I felt like I will get sick."
Pros: "Direct flight and one less hour the pilots covered the distance . Crew was exlent!"
Cons: "Older flight The seats chosen seem to appear next to rest room than what the seat map showed. Crew helped me seat at different available seat."
Pros: "Doesn't matter when I say what I didn't like"
Cons: "We were seated in the 3rd row to a wash room which was broken even before we took off. Water (mixed with pee and other stuff) started leaking and the staff started to put down news papers and sprayed some perfumes. During the flight the leak got worse and carpet under our seats got completely soaked with pee waters. It smelled horrible and we couldn't even put our legs down. Crew didn't do anything to alleviate our pain. They didn't even bother to check on us other than to serve food when the time is up. It was the worst 14 hours our family had to live in our entire life. Shame on Air India."
Cons: "Food was not good . Entertainment system didn't work for the entire 14 hr flight journey"
Cons: "Air conditioning was much too cold."
Pros: "Direct Flight reached on schedule"
Cons: "Some of entertainment systems were not functioning"
Pros: "The window seat"
Cons: "Bathroom a mess"
Pros: "Leg space"
Cons: "Seat color selection, flight map not working"
Pros: "On time, good movies and overall o What one expects for an economy class flight."
Cons: "Sometimes the air hostes were hard to understand."
Cons: "Reached destination late by 13 hours."
Pros: "Good flight, modern plane. I love curry, but food was god awful"
Cons: "Baggage handlers went through my stuff and stole tools."
Pros: "Service was very good"
Cons: "Trays are broken"
Pros: "Had good legroom; seating was comfortable"
Cons: "Food was not up to mark. The touchscreen was not responsive everytime."
Cons: "The staff at the check in counter was very unprofessional. And there was tooo much gap between meals. And when I asked for some snacks for my baby they said the only had peanuts. How is that possible."
Cons: "The plane was incredibly dated, did not include any type of internet (I would have bought for a premium given the 14 hour flight!), nor basic navigational info, so passengers were left not knowing any details about trip progress throughout the duration of flight. This is as close as one gets to flying in 1992."
Cons: "it was nice trip, the flight was on time with good service."
Cons: "Worst food ever and the seats too were very much uncomfortable"
Pros: "Nothing to like other than desi crew who are relatively helpful for elderly parents who cannot speak english"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 9 hours and no information was shared with passengers waiting. There were no seating arrangements for elderly parent or families with children Do not fly Air India"
Cons: "It would have been nice if more check - in counters were opened and expedited the process and cut down big lines. - Also baggage was not checked thru Hyderabad. Baggage was collected at Mumbai airport, went thru customs and had to be rechecked for Hyderabad flight."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit disprganized"
Pros: "The food and the comfertness is great"
Cons: "Staff and the cleanliness suckes"
Pros: "Direct non stop"
Cons: "Was told that my ex baggage would cost $100 but when I got there at check in was informed that it was going to be $200. T Totally unacceptable. I could have easily given the extra suitcase to my son in law coming a few days later who has a status on Continental & could take it for free for me!"
Pros: "Good crew . Helpful and polite . Smiling"
Cons: "Cleanliness to b improved in toilets . Seats were not in good condition . Place near window should be clean"
Pros: "Flight landed timely despite a late take off"
Cons: "Food quality very poor. Baggage claim took me over an hour.waiting after a 15hr flight was troublesome Flight attendants were not responsive Many of the entertainment systems didn't worked and passagers kept complaining"
Cons: "There was just one cartoon movie for kids. I was expecting a lot more for a 14 hour flight"
Cons: "I did not like to complete immigration in Mumbai as my connecting flight to Hyderabad is in couple hours and I had to take my luggage and check in again and check out again in Hyderabad , very inconvenient process , doesn't make any sense to carat big luggage twice and stress level raises as the connect flight might miss , very poor coordination ."
Pros: "Flight service and food was Ok."
Cons: "Unruly passengers, poor ground staff customer service."
Pros: "Seats are spacious , food was OK"
Cons: "The tray did not work , needed effort to fold n unfold, seats and carpets smelled of pesticides , movies and entertainment was not latest , it was 2014 ."
Airlines flying to Goa 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 to Goa
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Goa
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Goa
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Goa
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