Flight was nearly an hour late. Drink selection on board was excellent! I was very pleased to see White Claw Gard Seltzer on the menu.
Cons: "Breakfast for economy:))"
Cons: "Well the delay was the whole problem, so as of 11:17 I am still in Chicago. Nothing against Chicago but I didn’t pay as much as I did to stay here."
Pros: "The crew was cool! No problems whatsoever, didn’t know what was leaking on me! And the flight was horrible with Turbulence! I was scared at every moment and the landed was ok! I have had better flights!"
Cons: "I’m not sure at this point! Probably just Mother Nature!"
Pros: "great job over all."
Pros: "Comfort was pretty good"
Cons: "Food, Crew behavior and entertainment"
Cons: "The flight from Denver to Fresno was uncomfortably cramped."
Pros: "Extremely uncomfortable flight"
Pros: "Flight was smooth and shorter than I thought."
Cons: "Forcing people to pay for wifi is ridiculous, this was a cross country flight. The united app was super confusing to use. Don't plan on using this airline again, unless I have no other option."
Cons: "I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity."
Pros: "I like the boarding, crew."
Cons: "There was not enough legroom. I felt squished in my seat. I had same seat while going and coming to Chicago and that was 38B. It was all the way back and the middle seat. I was uncomfortable through out the flight and could not wait to get off from the little space I had."
Pros: "I was bumped from my flight, put on a later one which was delayed and I missed my connecting flight which had to be rebooked. I was not notified before arriving at the airport so I waited there for 4 hours. As a result, I missed dinner plans at my destination."
Cons: "I couldn’t reserve a seat until 24 hours in advance of the flight so I got a terrible seat."
Cons: "Under staffed. After a long friday in New York I was looking forward to a glass of wine. You would think 2.5 hr flights could handle serving everyone drinks."
Pros: "It was quick."
Cons: "An old lady was tryna bag, but I just wanted my Hulu show."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight due to delay and thus had to spend unneccessary money for a hotel, as well as an additional plane ticket to Cusco. Thanks for nothing."
Pros: "The access to free TV/Movies"
Cons: "Everyone from the Ticket Agents to TSA, to the crew treat you like you're a second class citizen. When I purchased this ticket, I didn't realize what "basic" meant, and I will never buy one of these types of fares again. Extremely disappointed with United."
Cons: "Seat of 1.5 hours on board the flight, but understand it's beyond the airlines control"
Pros: "The staff was great, very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "Theres no food whatsoever and no options for the tv unless you pay. The seats aren't spacious."
Pros: "free movies on the flight with the united app"
Cons: "The flight attendant was late delaying boarding 20 minutes. Once they started, people were lining up to board. This is a normal behavior however, there employee decided to stop boarding because she said people were crowding. she stop boarding for another 20 minutes. Now, this was a large flight and there wasn't enough room for everyone to stand off to the side. She was rude and there was no reason for this especially when the flight attendant was already late. The plane was delayed 45 minutes due to this"
Pros: "Empty flight"
Cons: "I got hit really hard with a drink cart, it left a mark☹️️ Then my luggage came on a separate flight."
Pros: "Economy plus is comfortable, crew was friendly, free wifi and entertainment options via United's app is a plus"
Cons: "Boarding process could be better, gate staff not so friendly"
Cons: "My luggage lock was broken."
Cons: "The default on the browser defaulted to April 9 when I was actually booking the ticket for April 2. So I had to forfeit the $317 ticket. I use kayak a lot - can anything be down ?"
Pros: "The staff at the receptionist at the gate is extremely nice. It was easy to check in then I had to take Oxygen on board so it was more And the usual kind of check in"
Pros: "The boarding agents were friendly and helpful. No problems, no real issues. My flight was delayed, the pilot made up for it in the air. I always have a great experience when flying United!"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants had a scowl on her face... not good when you're face to face with a plane full of people."
Cons: "All of it. EVERY SINGLE BIT..."
Pros: "How helpful and polite everyone was.. This is only my second time to fly and was a good experience. Thank you"
Cons: "I did not like the seats. I was unable to recline and rest the way I wanted and did not like having to wait 45 minutes for baggage claim to drop my bags"
Pros: "Everything. We were held up in traffic and United was so accommodating. We were in awe"
Cons: "We had a Turblance in Chicago !!"
Cons: "Bumped my head getting into the seat!!!!! The coffee machine was broken hence there was no coffee - this was a 10 am flight and the choice was a cool drink - Very poor."
Pros: "We were upgraded to first class on our connecting flight and my husband and i sat together. That made up for the first flight, because our seating separated us three, which I didn't like."
Cons: "Delayed flight to Denver and our seats were not together."
Pros: "The plane didn't crash"
Cons: "I was originally scheduled to fly to Cleveland from LGA at 8:30PM. At 12:30PM I got a text from United informing me that my flight had been cancelled. My only rebooking option on the same day was a 9:45PM flight out of Newark. Newark is significantly farther away from my apartment (2 hours vs. 30 minutes) but I took it because it was my only option. After a 2+ hour trip to Newark and going through a disastrous check-in process I found out my flight was delayed until 10:30, then 11, then 11:41. Hardly any real announcements were made until the end when the gate agent stopped hiding. No apologies were made and wasn't even offered water for the inconvenience."
Pros: "Great crew. Good communication."
Cons: "Lazy airline. Wouldn't tell me before hand whether or not flight was delayed or canceled. Waited until flight was invevitably delayed before were were told it was. Cost me a day. Lost work. Asked airline beforehand about conditions due to whether and was blown off like I was a dumb person who didn't matter."
Pros: "Another flight was issued"
Cons: "My original flight schedule was cancelled"
Pros: "Not too much"
Cons: "Last row smelled like throw up and crew didnt care to resolve . Then someone else came aftr people complain. Still didnt get resolved. And they gave my 8 month pregnant wife a hard time walking in front and said she technically doesnt have a disability. Worse flying experience. Then my bag was ripped half open i carasel."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful. A young lady on my Houston to Austin flight helped me find my seat. A young man on my New York to Houston flight was very kind."
Pros: "The crew was friendly.. that's was it"
Cons: "The plane is tight. I'm not small but I'm not gigantic and I have comfortably fit in other planes. The skinny ppl next 2 me were cramped and u could barely lean back w/of feeling bad 4 ppl bhind u. It was only a 2hr flight nyc -chi-town but I had the worse crick! The snacks were 1/2 empty, ther was no free wifi or movies @ all. & The tv channel didn't change."
Pros: "Easy fast friendly!"
Cons: "That it wasnt free :)"
Cons: "Flight was very late. Boarding is rediculous. They load from the front of the plane and people go to the back looking for overhead storage and then try to more forward again while the people with seats in the back are coming in."
Cons: "The snacks were horrible. And the fact you get a sip of a drink makes no sense."
Pros: "they gave us the whole can to drink on the flight for drinks"
Cons: "the stupid old white man at baggage check in in New YOrk who was EXTREMELY rude and made me HATE flying with UNited"
Pros: "I liked that I made it to my destination in time and didn't miss connecting flight."
Cons: "What I didn't like it that I almost missed my connecting flight, and TSA decided to pick out my package for inspection and stole important items out of it. I am filing a claim"
Pros: "How they take care us in the plane I love!!"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "the stuffs were mean and helpless,your luggage fee was so high ,only give one checked bag for free,this is international airline and you charged the first for 100 dollars and the second one for 200dollars and you let me,a poor little girl felt lonely in the airport and found it nowhere to complain,I missed two flights in one day and the air attendant 's attitude were bad,this was the worst experience ever in my life,I won't recommend United airlines to any of my friends"
Pros: "Staff was very nice"
Cons: "Two flights, two delays."
Pros: "I arrived safe and sound. A United ticket clerk at Chicago O'Hare was super nice but didn't really help my situation. I appreciated her effort and warm demeanor."
Cons: "After booking the flight I noticed that there was a 25 minute window between the time my flight was scheduled to land in my connecting city and the departure time of my connecting flight. Aware that most airline close the gate door and the flight 10 to 15 minutes before take off and the fact that it takes about 15 minutes to get off a flight after the aircraft door open, I was sure that this would be a problem. Also if I then had to change terminals that would be another 20 minutes. Long story short, I thought this was poor customer service on United's side. I called united the day before my flight and customer service rep assured me that it would be the same terminal and that these times are customary on the part of United. I then also mentioned this at the gate as well and talked to a very kind Flight Attendant. Everyone worked to put me at easy about this. My flight left 20 minutes late but made the time up while in the air. We landed I got off the flight in record time and asked a gate attendant to check my flight status. The flight and gate had been closed. They then had be go talk with a very kind woman at the customer service desk. She then moved me to a AA flight. She said "now the fate closes in 10 minutes so you probably won't make it but run". "You've got to be kidding me" i thought but she was so nice so I didn't question it... But I RAN!!! I didn't make it and AA customer service rep put me on the last flight out. I say in the airport for an extra 4 hours and ate lots of food I'm sure is slowly killing me as we speak. Happy to be safe and at home."
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."
Cons: "They delayed the flight hence my parents Mangalore flight got missed..air India timings are pathetic"
Pros: "We had taken extra legroom seats and so the seating was comfortable."
Cons: "The audio system was very poor. Could not watch a single movie. On such long haul flights, the entertainment system needs to be proper."
Cons: "Lines at check in counters were too long and there were less number of CSRs available. It took me 2 hours 30 minutes to check-in and get boarding passes. Same thing happened for the bag drop line and it took 1 hour 30 minutes"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "One bathroom was leaking water and came out of bathroom on the carpet. One more bathroom had no bath tissue. In that bathroom sink was chocked."
Pros: "Good leg room, carry on luggage space was great and the crew was very helpful. Overall flight experience was great, taking and land off wise."
Cons: "The audio head set on the entertainment system was broken. The crew tried to fix it by rebooting it several times but to no avail. It seemed like a hardware issue which should ideally have been caught before the flight. The food was also a bit disappointing - the bread was cold, and the second meal (chicken version) had an odd smell to it."
Pros: "The 787 DL was a spectacular ship and lerf ct for a sub 6 hr crossing from Newark to London"
Cons: "passenger trying to load were stressed and unorganized. But circumstances were unusual with Primera going bankrupt hours before and causing busy flight."
Pros: "The Cabin Crew"
Cons: "Improve entertainment content"
Pros: "Found flies in it"
Cons: "Flies in food; chipped trays"
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"
Cons: "One has to go thru customs in mumbai (awful experience) then transport them to domestic airport ! We barely made iy to our connecting flight and had to run. Our bags were wet from rain !!! i can see why most people avoid Air-India and Mumbai airport. The morons think building a shiny facility is enough, its EXPERIENCE that matters. Instead of Mumbai it should be called Mum-BYE, just because of the experience."
Cons: "Entertainment system and persnal lights were not working at all. It was a long flight so without light n tv it was very hard to sit."
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: "The staff were good, friendly and willing to serve The flight arrived almost 2 hours before schedule"
Cons: "The security didnt have the priority lane The entertainment was not working and took 2 hours to get it fixed"
Pros: "There was nothing like about"
Cons: "First of all flight was 8-9 hours delay from destination Secondly they did not had precise time from Newark at what time flight would depart and than flight reaches India 4.5 hours late."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "One of the male crew behavior was bad. Equipment on the flight was old and not working."
Cons: "Had a connecting Air India flight from Delhi which was 10 hours later. Would have been great if I could have had a better connecting flight"
Cons: "Travel was not comfortable and the food during entire 16 hr travel was horrible. I could not eat anything except tea and coffee. I usually not a complainer about my travel. I always travel by Air India. But past couple of times the quality of food has declined a lot and I thought I should inform about it. Also the AI crew was unprofessional. They were talking in their local language. They should also pay attention to their appearance. Thank you."
Cons: "1. The screen on all the 3 seats was not working. 2. The seats were not comfortable as they were very old. 3. They mentioned there will be a stopage at Mumbai but instead when we reached Mumbai the crew was not aware and they asked to collect bags and checkin again through domestic terminal within half an hour. Would not recommend to friend and family."
Cons: "Nothing was right, from the beginning till the end. Security Checks 4 different places not required, No beverage service on flight, was left on the side, was self serve, that’s Pathatic. Passenger had to fight with the crew for service. That’s ridicules."
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."
Pros: "seats are nice and bigger than most aircrafts, leg room is plenty."
Cons: "food was not good, Indian airline serving Indian food and could not get it right."
Cons: "The seats were too small"
Pros: "Web check-in helped as we did not have to wait in line. Food was better this time. Entertainment system worked for both of us except for my neighbor."
Cons: "Please check carry-on size as people bring large bags and then place Hem side ways as it will not fit straight in. People put their extra large purse, Hackett, sweaters in the overhead cabin instead of keeping it with them. This eats ups space for carry-on."
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: "It Fly Finally! The services in the aircraft was very boring faced no help just doing the work with no smile or helpfull way like people are things or Goods airlines. The staff was not courteous. the bording facility was not good. the food was also not upto the mark. There were very old movies on the TV. You should keep a column of Chalta Hai !. Good Air hostesses great services.Only Acceptable Fact & Flying Captain & Crew Safely Took us From New York To Bombay in Over Crewded Plane!"
Cons: "Delay / Food/ Getting Boarding pass after 2 Hours/ Everything. Flight was, 3 hours , late - No announcements informing that the plane was running late. People started lining up to board outside the gate, but with less ground staff Food was stale.Horrible I . Overall, pathetic condition of the aircraft."
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: "Everything was smooth sailing and even landed 45 minutes early into London. Service was good and no complaints."
Cons: "Not a huge selection of movies in the in-flight entertainment but enough to get through the flight!"
Pros: "Satisfactory in every respect,"
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Cons: "In flight service from EWR to MUMBAI was very poor. Headphones were not working, snacks were not provided and when the service light was on, air hostess never came . Overal, horrible experience. I will not fly AI again."
Pros: "Direct connectivity to destination was only perk for choosing this flight. Crew was courteous."
Cons: "Entertainment systems were down. Food served was substandard. Seats were in bad shape and duct tape work was done. No one is available in pantry area to help with water tea or any other things."
Cons: "Wishing it wasn’t so long"
Pros: "Direct flight, convenient landing time in Mumbai"
Cons: "Being India’s national airline, it needs lot of improvement immediately. It isnt of any use giving review here but for the sake of it, I will. The food was mediocre and repeated. Limited beverage options. Crew was not very responding. Many TV screens didn’t work and even after being told thrice about it, crew didn’t fix it and neither told why. Trash bags were lying open in flight’s food pantry. Never seen that with any other airline. Worst part, the seat comfort and quality of everything in the flightwas below average. Food table, seat covers, etc. None of it is a big deal individually but when all things are combined, the experience of flying air india is not great."
Cons: "Literally Everything including - particularly Food. It was really really bad. - The Male Steward was nice, rest am not sure as I hardly saw anyone. - Bathrooms were pretty dirty within an hour of flight - Quality of seats is horrible - The Entertainment system is bad - Flight tracker didn't work so you don't know where you are or how much time left."
Cons: "Poor service, poor food"
Pros: "Beautiful new airplane with super friendly crew. I was catered to constantly. This with the fast pass to get through customs in under 5 min was wonderful. Highly highly reccomend."
Cons: "Selection of movies for English speaking customers very limited compared to rivals."
Pros: "Plane staff were very nice. Food & red wine were both very comfy. Loved that they supplied pillows & a nice blanket! The top halves of the seats were very comfy – the same cannot be said for the bottom."
Cons: "Was upsetting that the entertainment consoles did not work for virtually all of the flight, and even when they were the content that I wanted to watch 'could not be loaded' for some reason."
Pros: "The entertainment was pretty good. Megar selection, but good quaility. The flight was on time. The leg room was pretty good and the seats reclined back far."
Cons: "-food was poor: too spicy, stale bread. Breakfast was also stale. -the flight attendant ignored my call button request, even cancelled it twice before coming over. Then rolled his eyes at my request for a pillow. -They fumigated the cabin. I'm not kidding. They popped these aerosol canisters and walked around the cabin. I have no idea why. The flight was from NYC to London Heathrow. This was unpleasant to say the least. -since it's a cheap airline, the clientele was as to be expected. Some guy jumped in the lavatory in front of me after I waited 20 mins. The boarding process was like the line for the lifeboats on the titanic. -they played some traditional Indian music during landing. I understand it's AirIndia, but if I wanted music playing I'd have put it on myself. It seemed intrusive and strange. -they "misplaced" our luggage. It didn't come out of the carousel. Bags claim said it's "somewhere in the airport". Myself and about 30 people waited 40 mins for them to find our bags. At least they didn't go with the connecting flight to India? -we deplaned on the tarmac and took buses to the terminal. Once there, AirIndia staff asked us to produce our bording passes again. One women said she threw hers away, since we were already off the plane. They yelled at her saying it made "it" easier for them to process. I have no idea why they needed to see them once we were at our destination."
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: "The in-flight entertainment equipment was not working on quite a few seats. The headsets were broken and the controls to flip channels was not working. Hope they fix the equipment so that the passengers can actually enjoy the variety of programs available."
Cons: "Sewage from toilet backed up, sitting in sewage whole flight, no offer of reimbursement or compensation for flight that was health hazard"
Pros: "Leg space"
Cons: "Seat color selection, flight map not working"
Cons: "Limited collection of Hindi and English movies. In particular, not many new releases were available. Other international flights have much better collections of movies"
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: "The screen from the front row was loose and fell on my leg which was painful. I felt I was treated as if it were my fault!"
Pros: "Helpful crew and the food was alright."
Cons: "Cracked seats, faulty entertainment systems, broken USB slots, the flight was not cleaned after the previous trip. There was crumbs of biscuits inside the headphone pouch. Another passenger had broken headphones. The touch screen rarely worked and rebooted 2-3 times during the flight. Very old aircraft. I was transported back to the 90s."
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: "Don't count on making meetings and connections if your taking Air India"