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How long does a flight from Washington to Chennai take?
An average nonstop flight takes 18h 20m, covering a distance of 8562 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington to Chennai?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air India ($755), Multiple Airlines ($763) and Emirates ($798).
Do I need a passport to fly between Washington and Chennai?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Washington to Chennai?
For Washington to Chennai, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chennai back to Washington, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Washington
$755
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$755
$817
only
$817
Destination
Chennai
$755
only
$755
Fri, Dec 29
IAD
MAA
36h 00m
Tue, Jan 30
MAA
IAD
23h 45m
Trip: 33 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3796 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
EWR
BOM
Okay 5.6

TV wasn't working and despite complaining, they failed to rectify the issue. Whole 14 hour flight with no TV or entertainment unit was quite a long one.

HYD
BOM
Mediocre 2.0

I was there at airport 35 minutes before boarding time and the crew mentioned that the flight was closed. I had to run and buy an expensive ticket to Mumbai on a separate flight to reach Mumbai in order to catch my flight to USA. . Also, as a result of it, I had to pay extra money for Luggage to Mumbai.They were very uncooperative

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

It got canceled

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

No proper information ...flight was finally cancelled after waiting till 10:00

AMD
BOM
Mediocre 2.0

We arrived at the domestic airport initially because it was a flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai (domestic). Took us a while to figure that out with the language barrier and lack of internet at the airport... next we took a rickshaw to the international airport which put us just passed 45 minutes early for the flight itself. Apparently that is the limit that we didn’t know about. So we were there 40 minutes early instead of 45 and they wouldn’t let us check in even though we only had carry ons with us. Next we had to buy another air India ticket 12 hours later to Mumbai which cost us 150 dollars per ticket and made us sit at the airport for the interim. Terrible experience for us... never using air India again!

Fri, Feb 23
IAD
MAA
27h 40m
Thu, Mar 8
MAA
IAD
34h 10m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 21
IAD
MAA
23h 30m
Sun, Apr 8
MAA
IAD
20h 25m
Trip: 19 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9789 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
MAA
DXB
Good 7.0

friendly crew

due to 11 kg total weight I had to check in a soft carry on bag resulting in :1/2 hour extra wait time and some crushed items. Vegetarian food was pretty tasteless.

DXB
IAD
Okay 4.6

They missed me for breakfast despite my being awake and trying to get their attention. Then they ran out of one of the choices for both dinner and breakfast. This despite the plane being less than capacity. Also there were so many empty seats in the back but I noticed that some people were still being packed in like the flight was full. Emirates should do a better job of assigning seats to make as many people comfortable as possible.

NBO
DXB
Good 7.3

Cabin crew were reluctant offering passengers liquids on board we had to go and find them to ask for either water or juice as it was a long Flight which took 15 Hours on Air

CPT
DXB
Excellent 8.0

The entertainment was giving some issues and the staff tried to resolve it. Eventually it came right by it self...

DXB
CPT
Excellent 9.0

Flight appeared less than half-full, I had a full 4 seats to stretch out. Yes, this was just lucky, but very much appreciated.

Dull food.

Sun, Jan 14
IAD
MAA
23h 40m
Mon, Jan 22
MAA
IAD
29h 20m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
IAH
Excellent 8.6

Old airplane with not really comfy seats. No outlets for charging devices. Very old entertainment screen.

AMS
PRG
Excellent 10.0

Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight.

Nothing!

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

JNB
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Good multi media access and content

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

Thu, Feb 1
IAD
MAA
24h 30m
Tue, Feb 27
MAA
IAD
29h 20m
Trip: 27 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 4615 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
AUH
DEL
Excellent 8.0

correct temprature flight crew was good food was good

JFK
AUH
Okay 5.3

Crew was helpful mostly. They at least tried to be helpful but we always had to ask for water even though it was a 12hour flight

Bad food, no proper boarding process at Abu Dhabi and rarely bring water.

AUH
JFK
Excellent 10.0

timeliness, in-flight entertainment, food

DEL
AUH
Excellent 10.0

timeliness, in-flight entertainment, food

nothing

ORD
AUH
Excellent 8.6

Crew exceptionally great .

Abu Dhabhi airport.

Mon, Feb 12
DCA
MAA
26h 05m
Tue, Mar 6
MAA
DCA
26h 03m
Trip: 23 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

YUL
MIA
Excellent 10.0

First time flyer with American airlines and the service was impeccable

Nothing to dislike

DFW
PBI
Okay 5.6

Free movies, and crew were helpful once we were in the air

Gate agent did not start forcing check in, which caused delay in boarding. Ground crew did not stock aircraft until 20 minutes after scheduled departure time. and DFW did the usual 20 minute taxi and then 15 minute hold prior to take off.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

Sun, Jan 21
DCA
MAA
25h 30m
Tue, Feb 20
MAA
DCA
26h 00m
Trip: 31 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14012 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
TLV
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Most things

PHX
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

1. Plane engine set fire while taking off... leaking fuel. 2. My bag fee was waived, but the next day after being grounded and put in a cheap hotel for the night, I was RECHARGED $100. 3. They knew my flight left at 9pm, still gave me ONLY 1 hotel voucher so I was kicked out of the hotel at 12pm with NOWHERE to go for NINE HOURS with 125lbs of luggage. 4. They provided a good voucher, but the cheap hotel they put me in didn't have a kitchen, USELESS. 5. The flight was LATE getting to London the next day and I missed my BRITISH Airway connecting flight to Thailand. Had to wait another 7 HOURS to get a flight out. 6. Terrible service, over priced and rude agents. The agent told me " I don't know who waived your fee yesterday, but I'm not." Cold, considering the plane I was on the day before was shooting fire about to explode. 7. I was rebooked no choice of seating or consideration.

LHR
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Behavior of board personnel

The delay in London

LHR
FRA
Excellent 10.0

At security London Heathrow, it took 30 minutes for them to check 1 bag of ours! Almost didn't make the flight.

PHL
LHR
Okay 5.0

I feel like the overall product is so devalued at BA these days. It just doesn't feel classy anymore. As opposed to Lufthansa, which is an example of a European carrier that cares about passenger comfort and experience. Also the typical circling of LHR to get a slot is annoying and makes me want to avoid BA.

Mon, Jan 15
DCA
MAA
74h 30m
Tue, Jan 23
MAA
DCA
56h 02m
Trip: 9 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2066 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Classy cabin staff

JFK
FRA
Okay 4.3

The A380 is an amazing plane. The flight was smooth and the engine sounds were fairly low.

Waiting on line to check in was more than a half hour although there were probably only 10 people ahead of me. Got a hard time on the weight of my carry-on being more than 7kg although I had to point out that my ticket allowed me two bags that were 23kg each - I had nothing to check. Eventually, when I pointed out that I could wear enough of the clothes from the carry on, they agreed to let me take it on. On board, the service was cold, bland and infrequent. The entertainment system lost sound perhaps 20 minutes into the flight.

DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

Wed, Dec 27
DCA
MAA
24h 49m
Sat, Jan 13
MAA
DCA
30h 27m
$1194
Trip: 18 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

Wed, Jan 24
IAD
MAA
18h 20m
Tue, Feb 13
MAA
IAD
23h 45m
Trip: 21 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3796 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
DEL
HYD
Mediocre 2.0

Proper information about status of delay

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

It got canceled

SFO
DEL
Mediocre 3.0

Food

Lots of seats were empty but crew were not allowing passengers to lie down. One of the air hostess bumped the food trolley on my foot and she was not sorry for that/ Whole crew had a hostile attitude towards passengers.

EWR
BOM
Okay 5.6

TV wasn't working and despite complaining, they failed to rectify the issue. Whole 14 hour flight with no TV or entertainment unit was quite a long one.

DEL
ATQ
Mediocre 2.0

Didn’t even make it there

Thu, Feb 1
IAD
MAA
30h 25m
Sun, Feb 11
MAA
IAD
42h 50m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 19
IAD
MAA
25h 20m
Sun, Jul 15
MAA
IAD
30h 50m
Trip: 27 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1540 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
ABZ
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that.

AMS
PRG
Excellent 10.0

Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight.

Nothing!

JNB
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Good multi media access and content

AMS
ATL
Good 7.0

newer plane, good staff

need better and more food options, more often

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

Thu, Mar 1
DCA
MAA
24h 04m
Tue, Mar 20
MAA
DCA
38h 00m
Trip: 19 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14012 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
SFO
Okay 5.6

Very big delay!!!

LHR
FRA
Excellent 10.0

At security London Heathrow, it took 30 minutes for them to check 1 bag of ours! Almost didn't make the flight.

OTP
LHR
Mediocre 3.6

No food!!! No coffee!!! No water!!! "Brilliant" like low-cost !!!!! Incredible!!!

TLV
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Most things

LHR
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Behavior of board personnel

The delay in London

Tue, May 15
IAD
MAA
28h 50m
Thu, May 31
MAA
IAD
31h 25m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
IAD
MAA
26h 40m
Sat, Feb 10
MAA
IAD
30h 50m
Trip: 11 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3796 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
DEL
ATQ
Mediocre 2.0

Didn’t even make it there

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

It got canceled

JFK
DEL
Mediocre 2.0

No proper information ...flight was finally cancelled after waiting till 10:00

SFO
DEL
Mediocre 3.0

Food

Lots of seats were empty but crew were not allowing passengers to lie down. One of the air hostess bumped the food trolley on my foot and she was not sorry for that/ Whole crew had a hostile attitude towards passengers.

EWR
BOM
Mediocre 2.0

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.

Mon, Jun 11
DCA
MAA
75h 15m
Mon, Jul 9
MAA
DCA
55h 12m
Trip: 29 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2066 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SFO
SIN
Good 7.6

The service crew served us well. They are friendly and helpful

Too many Indian movies

AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

JFK
FRA
Okay 4.3

The A380 is an amazing plane. The flight was smooth and the engine sounds were fairly low.

Waiting on line to check in was more than a half hour although there were probably only 10 people ahead of me. Got a hard time on the weight of my carry-on being more than 7kg although I had to point out that my ticket allowed me two bags that were 23kg each - I had nothing to check. Eventually, when I pointed out that I could wear enough of the clothes from the carry on, they agreed to let me take it on. On board, the service was cold, bland and infrequent. The entertainment system lost sound perhaps 20 minutes into the flight.

Fri, Mar 23
IAD
MAA
18h 20m
Tue, Apr 3
MAA
IAD
34h 35m
Trip: 12 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 3796 reviews
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.5
DEL
ATQ
Mediocre 2.0

Didn’t even make it there

ATQ
DEL
Good 6.0

Checkin

AMD
BOM
Mediocre 2.0

We arrived at the domestic airport initially because it was a flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai (domestic). Took us a while to figure that out with the language barrier and lack of internet at the airport... next we took a rickshaw to the international airport which put us just passed 45 minutes early for the flight itself. Apparently that is the limit that we didn’t know about. So we were there 40 minutes early instead of 45 and they wouldn’t let us check in even though we only had carry ons with us. Next we had to buy another air India ticket 12 hours later to Mumbai which cost us 150 dollars per ticket and made us sit at the airport for the interim. Terrible experience for us... never using air India again!

EWR
LHR
Okay 4.6

787 is a great airplane.

Entertainment system at my seat was not functioning and crew could do nothing about it. Crew was not particularly friendly or respectful of my preference to sleep.

BLR
BOM
Good 6.6

Quick check in. Not so long que and immediately transferred

Food was not at all good . Idly was rock hard and Sambar was awful. Departure was delayed by 15 minuets.

Wed, Jan 24
DCA
MAA
27h 55m
Tue, Feb 13
MAA
DCA
29h 57m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 4
DCA
MAA
25h 30m
Tue, Feb 13
MAA
DCA
26h 02m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14012 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
TLV
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Most things

OTP
LHR
Mediocre 3.6

No food!!! No coffee!!! No water!!! "Brilliant" like low-cost !!!!! Incredible!!!

PHL
LHR
Okay 5.0

I feel like the overall product is so devalued at BA these days. It just doesn't feel classy anymore. As opposed to Lufthansa, which is an example of a European carrier that cares about passenger comfort and experience. Also the typical circling of LHR to get a slot is annoying and makes me want to avoid BA.

LAX
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

The woman at the check in desk worked patiently with us until she found us an alternate route. We werare given food and hotel vouchers to get us through the night.

Our British Airways flight was downgraded to a smaller airplane and we were not informed of this until we were in an hour in to waiting in a very long line to check in at the airport. We were unable to check in online the night before but not told why, and then we were unable to check in at the electronic kiosk at the airport but also not told way. When we got into the very confused and long line at the check-in desk 2.5 hours before our scheduled departure, we waited for almost an hour before anybody told us what was going on. They then told us that the flight has been downgraded to a smaller airplane, and that the agents were individually looking into rerouting passengers as they came up to the desk. Yeah sure does that the flight would not leave until everything was resolved and that people who had purchased their flights earlier would have priority. We then waited another 1.5 hours before it was our turn to speak to an agent at the desk. She told us that we would definitely not be getting on the flight because we had not checked in in time, which we had been unable to do. She then worked on rerouting us and offered us what sounded like an excellent flight option direct to Amsterdam on KLM the following day, however when we went to KLM to check in for the flight they said it was overbooked and we could go standby but we would not be guaranteed seats. We went back to her again and she eventually booked us on a Delta flight through Salt Lake City leaving the following day. We are currently in Salt Lake awaiting our flight to Amsterdam. This gets us to Amsterdam 12 hours after planned, Shortening our vacation with friends and causing us to miss events that have been planned. We are very upset that there was no information provided to us earlier and that British Airways did not, as is customary, first seek volunteers to take later flights, before bumping people off due to a lack of seats on their available plane. Instead they gave priority to people that had paid more money to check in with priority. We booked our flights 3 1/2 months ahead of time and feel that we were grossly AND unnecessarily put out by the actions and lack of communication throughout the process with British Airways.

LGW
ALC
Okay 4.0

Crew didn't reach middle of plane with Food & Beverage. Lots of fussy/serving of premium passengers but economy not really looked after. Was bashed into 3 times by same member of crew walking up aisle and not once apologised.

Wed, Apr 25
IAD
MAA
31h 25m
Wed, May 9
MAA
IAD
31h 25m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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