Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,221||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Madurai Airport is 6 miles from the center of Madurai. View on Map.
Madurai is served by Madurai Airport, also commonly referred to as Madurai, Madurai Intl. The airport code is IXM.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was welcoming and considerate. Breakfast food selection was good and tasty. Entertainment system is great."
Cons: "Old old plane with the most uncomfortable seats - hard lumbar and head support. Good leg room. It was a 3.5 hour flight, so it was manageable. Had to use my next pillow during hour 3."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortable"
Pros: "The food was really good. Had the chicken sausage with pasta and mushroom."
Cons: "After travelling from the Maldives and our final flight home from Melbourne to Brisbane, several people had their luggage sopping wet due to rain at Melbourne. Everything inside the luggage was wet. Qantas Customer Service was not empathetic. They said it was only water and bad luck."
Pros: "In row 27 window seat. Had a great view of the Maldives."
Cons: "The entertainment."
Cons: "Free internet"
Pros: "Boarding on time"
Cons: "Better onboard service"
Pros: "Crew was excellent as always with the Sri Lankan hospitality."
Cons: "It was an old aircraft and felt dirty. Screens, seats, lavatories, everything was old. There were some really loud and rude passengers behind us causing disruption to everyone around. The crew tried to handle it but the passengers were just not cooperating."
Pros: "Boarding and landing"
Cons: "Food should be made With less spice more blend."
Cons: "Foods were not good. Tray and seat was dirty. Sri Lanka should put in International passengers to good hotel and not shady slum hotel."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Coffee wasnt an option! The staff looked tired and bored."
Pros: "In economy class good enough leg space when compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Head phones connections does not work most of the time."
Pros: "The staff was very helpings ."
Cons: "The way they are Waigh the luggage was like weighing gold."
Pros: "Crew is amazing with a smile always. It was a new aircraft with nice screens and a good variety of movie selections. Service was excellent as well as the food."
Cons: "I was denied checking in a the counter. I bought the ticket with a friends credit card and they needed to have the actual card to swipe and then only they get access to my booking. It is company policy but it is not stated when you are making the purchase the airlines website. It says so on the bottom of the ticket on the page long rules in small print. And in all honesty who reads all of that these days. The ground crew were nice enough to take me to the airlines office at the airport and figure out a solution. It took an hour and a half to sort it out and get a verification from headquarters office in Srilanka."
Pros: "Fast and efficient."
Pros: "The crew were lovely. Great service from crew and good food."
Cons: "The head rests were very uncomfortable pushing your head forward. Plane was overbooked so my family couldn’t even sit together."
Cons: "Unfriendly ambiance. Disorganized boarding. I’m even a member of Fly Smiles. The flight attendant named Chanaka moved 2 old passengers on my side. I kindly requested to another staff if I can just move seat too because I am not comfortable. But request no action. The cabin crew are not that caring because I took care of the 2 passengers. I just don’t understand why they are unfriendly. I will not choose this airlines again."
Cons: "Before engines shut down and fasten seat belt sign off people were removing bags from the overhead. Passengers were not required/forced to stow bags overhead, blocking egress from window seats."
Pros: "The service and crew were excellent!"
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable but overall the plane was very clean and again the service was impeccable."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours."
Cons: "excpt food anything not good and baggage checker give trouble alot"
Cons: "For a family of 4, 3 of us had continual problems with the sound on the entertainment system during movies, etc"
Pros: "All went well"
Cons: "Flight started on time, landed earlier, nice crew and good food good food."
Pros: "The food & beverage selection"
Cons: "Seats were cramp and in illrepair."
Pros: "Srilankan Airlines's food was one of the best I've had. I've flown on over 50 airlines and was happy to see that the food was not processed junk as you find in most airlines. The ingredients seemed fresh. The crew were awesome: polite, kind, and considerate. They were eager to accommodate passengers' requests. The jets were new and clean. The entertainment system was touch-screen."
Cons: "The passengers were loud and ill-mannered. They gave the crew a tough time. These complaints, of course, is not a reflection of the airline."
Pros: "Liked the food, the service from the airline, the timings and the pricing of the ticket which was very reasonable given the time of the year."
Pros: "Menu choices were surprisingly better than I thought. It had Western, Chinese and Indian vegetarian. Good work. Keep it up !"
Cons: "Part of the travel was delayed by 2 hours (SIN to COLOMBO) on 22 Dec 2017. Online check-in is bad. I cannot change the pre-selected seat because all shown taken. Must be handled at the counter. So what is the point to do online check-in."
Pros: "Good quality Airbus planes."
Cons: "The Seat-Belt ON sign lit for many hours in the plane. Because of this, all Toilet door were ALSO locked for many houre as well."
Cons: "There were no blankets and my wife found it very cold"
Pros: "Even though it was an hour long flight, they served us snacks. Food was not very good though."
Cons: "Flight was late by 20 minutes."
Cons: "No headphones were given.. No entertainment"
Pros: "Stuff is friendly, helpful and supportive. Both on the ground and in the plane"
Cons: "It would have been nice to be offered a lunch during the 2h transit in Colombo as it was lunch hours."
Pros: "Staff were very professional and courteous"
Pros: "1st time on Srilankan, it was good. Would fly again"
Cons: "The boarding pass checker at the gate was all grumpy! Do folks in South Asia lose anything if they smile and greet a passenger? Perhaps she hates her job?!"
Pros: "So good"
Cons: "Everything ran smoothly"
Cons: "There was not proper management for boarding n check in on Colombo airport, eventhough I was traveling in business class I had not been treated as priority customer."
Pros: "Colombo to Male & vice versa by Sri Lankan airlines has been very disappointing to be polite with regard to disgusting food served by them in small cardboard box with no choices whatsoever unlike a standard career nor what they practiced in the past by serving real food chics, not even a cup of tea or copy. Disgracely shocking practice by a national career & not by any means budget airline. Previously Mihiri Air served even better choice of food & drink at moderate prices but price of ticket was at least 50% cheaper. SL Govt with SLA With no regard for passenger comfort nor giving them a reasonabl deal on his sector should be condemned & boycotted. As a regular traveler I will look at Emirates as a better airlines despite with a different time slots still would be cheaper & value FO money. Wake up Sri Lankan Airlines from your slumber"
Cons: "Food of course"
Pros: "The food was good. The service was friendly. I enjoyed my flight"
Pros: "Everything is perfect. .. excellent food"
Pros: "Everything is perfect. ... excellent food"
Cons: "I had excess luggage and I knew I had to pay for it, I was fine with the fee they quoted. I gave them my American Express card and they did not have the facility to charge that card, how do they not have the ability to use s major credit card at the Bangalore international airport??????? They gave me such a hard time I thought they were going to kick me off the plane just because they had short coming. I had no problem paying the quated amount, since they had the short coming they were blaming me. After a lot discussion/arguments I was able to find a Visa card on me and pay for the excess luggage, but its your short coming and not mine as I had no problem paying the fees yet I was treated badly. What if I did not have a Visa card then would I have been kicked out the plane for something the bangalore international airport have problems. No one should be blamed for issues you have. I had no problem paying to fees... you had the problem that you could not use a major credit card, when there are small markets on the street that can use the American Express card. You should be able to charge people American Express card this is a large international airport with loads of expats living and traveling in and out of Bangalore I hope you look into this instead of just asking for feedback and not doing anything about it. Thanks you, Chrishanthi Fernandopulle"
Cons: "No entertainment for 3.5 hours flight from Colombo to Dhaka"
Pros: "Nice flight, attentive crew."
Cons: "My bags were screened three times. Really? Once through security, we were told the gate wasn't open so we were escorted back out. And then had to go through security again. Chaos. No lines just pushing and shoving, people crawling under the rope and cutting the line. No matter the flight, the airport over shadows every thing."
Pros: "Perfect and impressed."
Cons: "Slow load of luggage.."
Pros: "Comfortable flight; good seats, good service by attendants."
Cons: "Rude passengers who ignored the rules."
Pros: "The staff, the entertainment, the food!!!!"
Pros: "Food was good, entertainment system also, and in economy class the seat was finally not that small."
Cons: "A small delay at departure du to late arrival of the plane."
Pros: "1.The crew was average. the seat comfort is different in different rows as far as legroom is concerned. 2. The crew member was not aware of the procedure involved in passengers involved transfers to various destinations after landing at New Delhi. They misguided some passengers(including me) directing them to exit through emmigration procedure, collect the baggage and report at domestic transfer desk. we had been issued Transfer Boarding Pass at Chicago itself for our connection flight to Bengaluru.There was no need to go through the emmigration at New Delhi and collect the baggage. The baggage collection procedure was a hell of a business. This can be verified from the various registers maintained at domestic transfer desk. it took almost 3 hours for getting the luggage going through the customs etc, 4. At the arrival lounge there was no AIR INDIA HELP DESK or representative to guide the passengers. Similarly, the sign board only displayed transfers/baggage claims arrows. and the suddenly one finds a sign board displaying domestic transfers. At this point confusion arises as the passengers disembarked from international flights are required to go to international transfers where there is no requirements for emmigration and baggage collection as the emmigration procedures take place at final destination if it has the facilities. 3, The numbers of passengers affected may be verified from the various registers at the airport. On three registers kept at various entry points, we had to make entries as regards passport No. baggage tag No. Fligh No. etc, etc."
Cons: "WE received an email from AIR INDIA that our connecting Flight AI 174 from New Delhi to Bengaluru has been cancelled due to operational reasons. The new connecting flight is AI 1174 from New Delhi to Bengaluru. 2. While checking in at Chicago we were issued Transfer boarding passes for second leg of journey from New Delhi to Bengaluru. It displayed Flight No. AI 174, instead of AI 1174. When this was brought to the notice of the official at the counter at Chicago airport he told in their computer there is no change. The baggage tags also displayed AI 174. 3. After alighting at New Delhi and going through all the hell when we checked in at domestic transfer desk, the official observed that out Transfer Boarding passes for Delhi-Bengaluru sector is for AI 174 and the luggage ( four bags) also contained the same flight number AI 174. 4, we were told we will now be issued new boarding passes for AI 1774 as domestic passengers. SIMILARLY, new baggage tags were placed on luggage. There we were also told that AI 174 a San Francisco to Bengaluru Flight via New Delhi is not cancelled and it is only delayed, Had we not been misguided at Delhi, we could have simply boarded AI 174 at Delhi and the luggage also could have reached Bengaluru in the same flight without we going through the procedure of baggage retrieval process at Delhi as it was along with other passengers luggage already kept AT DELHI AIRPORT departure terminal for uploading in AI 174. It is our humble suggestion that even by mistake if passengers go through emmigration procedures at one airport instead of the next port of destination, system should be in place to take care of the same by MARKING the person to again go through the emmigration procedure at the final destination.."
Pros: "Yes crew members are all very kind and seats are comfortable"
Pros: "8 horas de atrasó en la salida del vuelo la comida solo con picante sin otras opciones"
Cons: "la amabilidad del personal a bordo"
Cons: "The flight was overbooked. I paid extra for a window seat but someone else was also booked in that seat, so I was forced to move to an aisle seat in the middle. I will be asking for a refund for the upgrade. Not only was I denied the window seat, but the seat I was moved to had a broken screen."
Pros: "I did not like anything about the flight. I will never pick air India again!!!"
Cons: "The people working at the counter were very rude. The plane kept delaying. My flight got delayed til 530pm and I got the notification at 618pm. The plane was suppose to take off at 230pm and didn’t take off til 834pm. I missed my connecting flight. There was no accommodation for the people flying."
Cons: "The entertainment system never works. You will have your fingers worn out by trying out the touchscreen. Tried reporting this to the crew member and he just laughed indicating that the passengers on Air India dont deserve entertainment system. I have traveled twice in AI and both the times it didnt work. Even if you are getting some other mid eastern airways for additional price, please chose that rather than Air India."
Cons: "Delayed several times Overbooked Lavatories not working"
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "The general condition of the aircraft. It was in disrepair and worn. Seats were uncomfortable. Audio/video was inoperative and staff could not fix it. Food was tolerable with a definite decline in quality."
Pros: "Air India is the best. Highly recommend it"
Pros: "Nice Everything is good."
Cons: "They can supply better food."
Pros: "Nothing is organized and over all very worse airline experience. No respect to customers"
Cons: "Almost everything I disliked. Crew were not accommodating and helpful. Need better service training on how to treat customers."
Cons: "Not many movies available. The plane was old and the wear and tear was visible. There was loose connection between the headset and its input point."
Pros: "The fact that the plane worked and I was able to arrive in New Delhi safely."
Cons: "Awful service! The air hosts/hostesses don't care about you if you traveling economy. This was a 16 hour flight but they didn't even offer water for 6-7 hours. I used my attendant button at least 12 times and no one came to my seat. I had to hunt them down and found all of them holed up in the back of the plan gossiping and laughing. Adding to this, their entertainment systems were faulty and didn't work half of the time I was on the plane. The sound quality may have been alright but the headphones that they provided gave a really muffled sound so it was really hard to understand. I tried to use my personal headphones but the entertainment system would only allow for Air India's "special" headphones. The food was mediocre and they served their meals in spurts. Within the first two hours of the plane taking off, they served us one meal. Then there was no food or water service for at least 8 more hours. Then they gave us a meal 4 hours before we were supposed to land and then again a heavy snack an hour later. So basically, we were left to fend for ourselves for 8 hours with no food or water. I am dreading the journey back from Delhi to Chicago now."
Cons: "Crew folks are like bus conductors, bad food, screens dont work, seats not clean, junk in front pouches."
Pros: "Everything was as expected"
Cons: "Worst food I’ve ever had, highly salty and tasteless. And seats were literally falling apart. Even in upright position, they were reclining all the way under the weight of average passengers."
Pros: "Flight time from ORD to DEL. Quickest flight."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Non stop Timings Convenient Good food Courteous staff"
Cons: "Entertainment system having issues Headphone quality not good"
Pros: "Punctuality and timely boarding."
Cons: "Bland food, no entertainment, worn seats."
Pros: "Nonstop to India. Seat space. Ease of check in. Flight times. Wanted to reach India in day time."
Cons: "Food was ok. Expected vegetarian food to be better in Air India. Some entertainment systems broken."
Pros: "Food, service and non stop flight"
Cons: "decore needed a upkeep, arm rests were broken on both sides, passenger next to me his entertainment system was broken."
Cons: "Entertainment was not working. Seat tray tables were broken. Seat smoothness was very worst"
Pros: "Time saver"
Cons: "Smelly inside and poor and out dated equipment"
Pros: "Staff was courteous and helpful. Pilot was great."
Cons: "The seats were dilapidated, equipment didn’t work and the entertainment system was a mess. Movies kept on stopping and had to started again only to stop one more time."
Pros: "The food was decent. That’s about it."
Cons: "Other than this, the on flight entertainment was broken for the 15 hour flight, and people and their kids became restless. The staff refused to do much about it. It was a really bad experience. Some of the lights weren’t working for people who wanted to read and they were told to stand near the bathroom area for light. Overall, I won’t be flying air India again."
Cons: "Poor customer service, non working entertainment systems, no one care when complained."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work duration of the flight. Uncomfortable seats, confusing instructions for deplaning. Will travel Sir India only if I have no other option"
Cons: "Leg room in Air India No wifi at Delhi airport"
Cons: "food not so good. The entertainment system was not working on many seats including mine"
Pros: "Good leg room, but not very comfortable seats."
Cons: "The entertainment screens were broken on half of the plane, including mine."
Pros: "All bags were weighed and accpted while issuing ticket. Ehile boarding we were singled out without specifying reason. After a while the agent said to weigh the hand bags again. There was no change. For no reason we got stuck."
Pros: "food was good. toilets were clean. Much better than our earlier trips. plane comparitively new and pleasant."
Cons: "Most of the time the windows were closed leading to darkness."
Pros: "Service & discipline of staff"
Pros: "flight schedules were very good and on time. Food and service was good / ok."
Cons: "I had a fragile item ( an LED tv ) and I got it broken :( I realized it only getting home and even I paid the duty in the airport for a broken tv ( ofcourse I didnt know that it was broken)"
Cons: "Seats are extremely small with very little leg space. AC was not working throughout thd flight. LCD was extremely slow. LCD touch was not working. Food was just OK."
Pros: "leg room, on time take off and landing"
Cons: "limited entertainment choices"
Pros: "Nice stewards, very helpful to us as we had a baby"
Cons: "Yucky bathrooms Check in staff very rude Airplane seats uncomfortable Airplane very old Entertainment onboard is terrible"
Pros: "Overal Good"
Cons: "Food quality is not upto international standards If you wan to competete, the only thing that will put you down is the Food QA"
Pros: "Seating was spacious"
Cons: "Stewardess refused a second drink...for a courteous well behaved passenger. Entertainment system poor quality needs to be updated/replaced. Taste of food was very average. The stewardesss were trying to rush through the dinner thing like they were in a great hurry."
Cons: "Poor airplane condition, tray table broken, could not recline the chair. Bad smell from bathroom Awful food. Non veg smelled very very bad and it was like some really bad animal. Awful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3hrs, not much details given prior. No entertainment available for the entire flight as it was not working. Toilet papers had been exhausted by the end of the flight.No announcement regarding connecting flight on landing."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "The air hostess was rude to the elderly passenger who might not have ever flew and in the other airlines the crew members are really very helpful, they give a smile all the time and give special attention to the elderly, this was missing in this flight."
Cons: "Entertainment services not working. Very disappointed"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Never dreamt airlines did not care for cleanliness of their aircrafts. Super dirty. dirty seats, dirty hand rests, dirty toilets. Awful smell when you walk into the flight. Torn seat covers & front storage compartments. Very bad food. Rude air hostess."
Pros: "The allotted seats asper web check was changed because of TV was not functioning..Same problem in new seat also."
Pros: "Good food,"
Pros: "IT was a straight flight"
Cons: "Service poor, entertainment system not working on a 14+hr flight was a bummer, seats malfunctioning. Staff not helpful, refused to let us use vacant executive class seats even with all the problems in our seat.s, not going to use it again."
Pros: "Timing and on schedule"
Cons: "Better to clean restrooms in between."
Airlines flying to Madurai have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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