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High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (9% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

₹ 60,390(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

₹ 591or less

Good deal one-way

₹ 352or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Birmingham to India for the following prices or less: to Mumbai ₹ 25,681 one-way - ₹ 49,834 round-trip, to New Delhi ₹ 29,787 one-way - ₹ 52,057 round-trip, to Chennai ₹ 45,656 one-way - ₹ 60,717 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to India is January.
  • Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Birmingham to India

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Emirates
Overall score based on 15,372 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nothing. Missed the flight as the crew directed us to the wrong gate"
Cons: "Support staff"

Pros: "Amazing crew!! Lots of entertainment options. Food decent. Better than on trip from Seattle to Dubai. Check in Bathrooms kept clean on long flight We were encouraged to walk around"
Cons: "Boarding cumbersome We left Dubai late and arrived Seattle late. It was a little g flight already and the extra seat time of the delay was difficult."

Cons: "Accommodation @ Dubai extra bonus Superb"

Cons: "They ran out of non-vegetarian meals, which is not acceptable. The seats were rather narrow"

Pros: "Crew was kind, attentive, funny, and engaging. The best."
Cons: "A warning about landing in Dubai, and being put on a bus to the terminal"

Pros: "Crew was ok Food was good Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Overall was good and we definitely travel again"

Pros: "New york dubai seats were very comfortable. Dubai mumbai were okk. Crew was very pleasing"

Pros: "reached before schedule. giving passengers enough time for getting off board and give them a little extra time in hand."
Cons: "flight attendant responsible for boarding the flight was rude. he gave unclear instructions creating confusions. the flight interior was average/below average. really inferior quality compared to other emirates flight."

Pros: "Excellent service"

Pros: "Food, staff, flight"
Cons: "Cabin luggage limit, too long layover"

Cons: "Birmingham airport departure lounges is too small to comfortably"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "No choices for the quran listening."

Cons: "Had "summon the crew" light on for 40 minutes, no one showed up"

Pros: "I like the most........ very comfortable take off n landing .... special compliments to the captain.... I specifically told this to an airhostess"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "Good aircraft. A 380"
Cons: "People carried a lot of hand luggage and the overhead bins were crammed"

Pros: "Valuable reminders ! Updates regarding flights was superb."
Cons: "Nothing to say."

Pros: "Very efficient. Fab selection of movies."
Cons: "I am lacto vegetarian but my only option was vegan. Second meal was a banana and some tired bits of pepper and carrot. Surely an airline like Emirates can offer a meat-free option!"

Pros: "Good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "Food can be improved. A little bit of innovation is needed."

Pros: "Good selection of food"
Cons: "Having to listen to everything in both English and Arabic"

Pros: "Punctual on Time. Clean Cabin. Nice Crew"
Cons: "They should be little flexible in timing for serving Dinner, as it happened, they served Dinner as soon as the Seat belt sign was switched off, at that time it was 4 pm local time. Since we were not ready for Dinner we suggested to bring it after an hour, which they declined stating that once they take back the trays it can not be served again."

Pros: "Flights on time /comfy seats and crew"
Cons: "One particular airhostess was little rude ..too much wait time in Dubai"

Pros: "The cabin, the variety of beverages and the time of the trip"
Cons: "Perhaps the strange breakfast and the TVs quality"

Pros: "Airbus was comfortable. Entertainment was really great."
Cons: "I wish there was more legroom."

Pros: "Food and beverage choices were excellent!"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK was delayed a lot and not properly handled. I was in Business class, still there was no information about what would happen when. Onboard, the TV (ICE) and internet were struggling to keep up with user demand. Did not load or connect sometimes. Different crew members had same standard answer - try later. While sleeping in Business class, I was woken up twice by a rude crew member (Velma Ndubi). She even refused to tell me her name because she did not want me to complain. Her attitude ruined the flight for me."

Pros: "Made to sit for 5 hours on the plane with one tiny glass of orange juice to last 5 hours."
Cons: "Organisation was shocking, staff were rude and unwilling to help."

Cons: "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."

Pros: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Entertainment system really good - great choice and great screen sizel"
Cons: "Lack of choice on main meal"

Pros: "Every thing was good"

Pros: "Staff were friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. In addition the facilities were excellent."
Cons: "Taipei airport was not great and confusing."

Cons: "No food for vegetarian"

Pros: "Leg Room"

Cons: "Me, my husband and my daughter didnt get seats together in the aircraft though we checked in before 48 hours."

Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "I was inzble to select vegetarian meal on ypur website"

Cons: "Overall handling of delay and missed connection flight was disappointing. The meal voucher that was given was of no use. Absolutely disappointed with the overall handling of the situation that day."

Pros: "Felt at home"

Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Late take off"

Cons: "Sat next to a man who smelled terribly like alcohol. He then ordered and was served a small bottle of wine... I'm not sure he should have been allowed to board or served more alcohol. He was not causing any disturbance, mostly slept, but smelled awful I had to turn my head the other way and would have liked to move seats."

Cons: "I did not get the seats I selected when booking"

Pros: "Console"
Cons: "Late take off"

Pros: "food, comfort, entertainment, staff - very good all round"
Cons: "toilets could have been a bit cleaner"

Pros: "The best"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "My baggage was ripped and the material inside was damaged. Never expected that from Emirates."

Pros: "Large room between seats in economy such that I could sit comfortably with my rather long legs"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and food was good."

Pros: "Nothing !"
Cons: "Security staff did not know English and asking ladies passengers to remove bangles which was impossible."

Pros: "Flight attendants were patient and kind despite tension between passengers due to lack of overhead space."
Cons: "Very rough flight and every set of earphones were defective."

Pros: "The service, entertainment and food were all excellent."

Pros: "Food , entertainment"
Cons: "Seats very compact"

Pros: "appetizers excellent"
Cons: "steak was overdone."

Pros: "Perfect. 10/10"

Pros: "Crew was helpful and pleasent"
Cons: "Flight from Istanbul to Mumbai was not that great. Leg space was not that great. Food overall was pretty same across the 3 meals. Expect more variety which I have seen on other airlines like Emirates and Etihad."

Pros: "The crew was great and the flight was smooth. The food was also good."
Cons: "The passenger next to me in the middle was hitting his arm rest on my leg and made my flight uncomfortable because he would not sit still. I think crew needs to do a better job of making sure everyone stays seated when the plane is still moving before jumping out of their seats and grabbing their luggage. Passengers should be able to exit out of more than one door same as entering."

Pros: "Full seasons of resurrection ertugrul would be appreciated. The flight really wouldn’t have felt so long"

Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "I was served Butter chicken after confirming with the flight attendant whether it was an ASIAN VEG MEAL which I had requested. On being confronted about the issue, the flight attendant gave a cold response saying they were out of asian veg meals. One of the worse airlines and should not be a part of Star Alliance."

Pros: "Nice plane , nice crew. Ok food , not as good as Sfo to Ist ."
Cons: "We left delayed as it seemed they were waiting for someone. Older 777 wich shows wear."

Cons: "Too warm, chaotic boarding, not enough baggage space, airline couldn’t upgrade me at the gate with miles."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Good food, new movies and good leg space"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour, luckily managed to make my connecting flight"

Pros: "The service onboard the flight was good as usual. Nice and attentive crew, and tasty food as well."
Cons: "Boarding took too long. The ground crew had all the passengers line up in front of the gate, and wait for about 30 minutes before we were allowed to board. No explanations were given for the delay. The entertainment service needs updating. There didn't seem to be a lot of new movies from the last time time I flew the airline over two months ago."

Cons: "I sent my old grandparents trusted them to take care of them but they were treated very badly and had a horrible trip"

Cons: "Need More premier economy seats"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "Seat adjustments were not working on both seats in the Houston- Istanbul segment!!"

Pros: "Lousy airport (not technically airlines fault)"

Pros: "All good"

Cons: "Same comment as above."

Cons: "No gangways."

Cons: "gate was announced at the last minute, and within 5 or 10 minutes of the announcement, the plane was boarding. the boarding process was not handled well. the entire hallway leading to several gates was blocked off for checking boarding passes and passports. it was not at all clear what was going on. no explanations were offered, and there was a huge crowd stuck in the hallway."

Pros: "Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful."
Cons: "while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons."

Cons: "Boarding at Ataturk Istanbul airport was happening randomly. They did not follow the group boarding like in IAD airport."

Pros: "Airplane crew was amazingly friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The customer service in Istanbul airport (for Turkish Airlines) did not speak or understand English at all. She could not give us any helpful information of our flight"

Cons: "I was in the middle seat next to a very big man. His belly and arm was spilling over to my seat. I could not even pull out my food tray from inside the arm rest. Had to eat with my food on my lap. Throughout the long flight his arm on my side and his elbow was hurting me."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Comfort, service, food"

Pros: "The entertainment and services of crew"
Cons: "The vegetarian food was not that good..it can be made better."

Pros: "Excellent Service & On time Schedule"

Cons: "They lost one of our bags."

Pros: "Start from online checking, baggage dropped and boarding flight is a hidden tradition of high class hospitality experience. My first time ever to use Turkish airlines succeeded my expectations. food is great, the onboard seat is comfortable and the crews they're wonderful."
Cons: "Quietness and simplicity looks of high quality of crews presentation is a high class professional experience."

Cons: "Departure is 4 hours late. Missed connecting flight at Istanbul. Asked us to pay for Visa to stay in hotel. Did not have money. Also forgot to take Credit card from USA. As per the rule Airlines has to pay for Visa. They never paid. Asked us to pay. Totally harassment. Never book Turkish Airlines in my remaining whole life. Also will this incident to all my friends after going back to USA. Very very bad experience. Sat down 24 hours at Airport without food and sleep. Mostly will file a case against Airlines."

Pros: "Great flight and awesome entertainment"
Cons: "The food is too small"

Pros: "same as my experience to Istabul, ths was a connecting flight, I saw their Ad in their inflight magazine, didn't know they were rated #1 6 years in a row. Was pleasantly surprised on how good they were. Comfortable seats, excellent on board service, food better than average, pleasant and professional staff. Try them, you won't be disappointed"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Excellent STAR lounge in Istanbul Good service, once settled. Friendly staff."
Cons: "On line check-in system does not remember frequent flier info. Passport check at gate was poorly managed. Everyone was in waiting area then told to get out and stand in line for passport check. It happened each time so this seems to be their normal process. On flight back they bused us to the airplane and waited for all three buses to arrive at the airplane before allowing anyone to board. Flight attendants helped with moving carry on bags in bins but with little consideration to the items. Completely unorganized boarding process to the point it is worth paying a little more to fly a different airline."

Pros: "Flight itself was comfortable even though it was very full. Good, well maintained airplane. Great pillow and blanket. Somewhat hard seat. Love the newspapers they give us to read - what a selection."
Cons: "Istanbul airport really lacks seating for its passengers in the general areas. You need to sit in a restaurant to rest your feet as waits are quite long between flights. Another problem is the lack of internet for passengers without Turkish cell accounts. This should be corrected. Finally, lack of water fountains in the airport is also a problem."

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was above average. The in-flight crew was fine, although not particularly gracious or kind."
Cons: "The on-ground customer service in Istanbul was the worst experience I have ever had with humans in my whole life. They were unhelpful, rude, blatantly ignored people, dismissive, walked away from customers when they didn't want to deal with them, did not do anything to keep order when people were cutting in line after people were waiting for 4+ hours. I will avoid flying Turkish Airlines as best I can."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Missed the flight bc they changed the gate for the flight without making any announcements. Told me I could pay a penalty fee in excess of $450 to be out on another flight even though same flights to Amsterdam where currently $213 online. When I told them about the price of the tickets online, the response of the customer service agent was "yeah, sometimes the penalties are high". He didn't do anything to try to help. The entire Turkish airlines team at IST is the biggest joke for a customer service team I have ever encountered in any line of business. I have never met a group of "professionals" that are so unprofessional, rude, void of empathy, and overall customer service knowledge than the turkish airlines team at IST. I will never conduct business with Turkish Airlines again and will ensure all my friends, family, and colleagues try their best to avoid them too."

Pros: "The overall experience was good but small gestures by crew can improve the same significantly."
Cons: "Crew slow to respond or non responsive even for a glass of water."

Cons: "I showed up roughly an hour before the flight, as I had no bags to check in. The employees at the check in counter had already cleared out, so I was unable to get my boarding pass. Then when I called in, they were extremely unhelpful. They gave me no alternative options, and instead only listed out a ridiculous list of fees and said I they could get me on a flight a different day for a total cost that was greater than what I had paid for the entire round trip ticket. I asked to speak to a manager and they refused to connect me. I ended up buying a one way ticket home with another airline. I will not fly with Turkish Airlines again in the future, and I would definitely not recommend them to anyone. Just beware of this service if you see them listed as the cheapest option."

Pros: "I am always pleased with Turkish Airlines service and I love that they still give the little extras. It makes me feel more comfortable and the earplugs are always welcome!"

Cons: "They messes up our special food order and served us meat!"

Pros: "Breakfast"
Cons: "Old-style video screen and console"

Cons: "Food"

Cons: "2.5 hours delay on Tarmac on outbound flight; 1.5 hour delay on Tarmac on return flight. Outrageous."

Pros: "Great crew service and food. Great entertainment features."
Cons: "Wish services in Istanbul airport was better. Had to take a bus to the terminal and transfer directions and gate services was confusing and not very good. But this is not the airlines fault."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above Very bad experience"

Pros: "Crew service, choice of in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Discarding our original chosen seat assignments and assigning us random seats. Food was also below par."

Pros: "Entertainment system was newer & good"
Cons: "Not managed properly. Didn't have any food available other than veggie pasta. Pasta was dry. Servers took too long to give food or drinks."

Pros: "The crew on the plane was superb and service excellent"
Cons: "The ground personnel in Istanbul were rude and prevented us from boarding before the general boarding even through we were business class passengers. She made us wait till all economy passengers were boarded before permitting us to board the plane. When the business class passengers requested to know the reason she just said this the way she was going to do it. She yelled at the business class passengers for no valid reason. I have travelled business class and never been put to such humiliation!!"

Pros: "Comfortable cabin temperature, food was great."
Cons: "Not sure whether it was because my flight was short haul, but the plane didn't have in-seat entertainment system (i.e. TV screen for movie watching). The first half of my journey was delayed by 1.5 hours, which meant that I had to rush from the gate I landed in (after the lengthy airport bus ride from the plane to the gate) to my departure gate for my connecting flight, which was already on final call. I found out after my journey that TK is apparently notorious for its flight delays."

Pros: "Food and drinks and staff"
Cons: "Walking in the cold in Istanbul, not much leg room"

Pros: "Crew was brilliant"

Cons: "It’s very very poor and flight radar is below average"

Pros: "Good crew, comfort and timing"
Cons: "I got what I expected"

Cons: "The food was sub-standard, though it was described accurately as a snack."

Cons: "I have flown Lufthansa several times to Bangalore. My complaint forever has been their baggage service. The bags for priority travelers takes 30-60 mins to arrive. If LH 754 gets delayed going into Bangalore, it creates a bottleneck with Emirates and Etihad arriving at about the same time."

Pros: "Smooth. No turbulence. On time."

Pros: "Food was great and the crew were helpful."
Cons: "Seat could have been comfier!"

Pros: "Captain explained situation in person"
Cons: "Plane was 90 minutes. Airport was overcrowded and dirty. Issues were due to airport and air traffic control"

Cons: "Punctuality"

Pros: "There was an reasonably attractive opportunity to upgrade to premium economy, which was extremely nice for my long haul flight"

Pros: "What more can you expect for economy travel?"
Cons: "Cramped seats"

Pros: "The staff upon checking in were very polite and courteous."
Cons: "It took a while for the staff to open up the boarding gate . Upon boarding I was given a sandwich which contained eggs."

Pros: "Service leg room and service with a smile"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Nice comfortable flight"
Cons: "misspellt my name!"

Pros: "Lufthansa are excellent. Makes the US carriers look awful in comparison. Good seats, great service, on time, zero complaints."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Had a connecting flight, both were with Lufthansa. There was an hour between the two flights. We went straight to security and immediately to the boarding gate but they had closed the gate and would not let us board, even though there was 15 minutes before the flight was due to leave. We were refused a refund and had to move flights to another airport 2 hours away and then had a 5 hour delay. We lost our car reservation as we would arrive too late to collect, we also couldn't check in to our hotel as planned as the hotel only allow check in until 11pm; we would have got there at 1am, so then had to book another hotel for the night. Airport staff at Lufthansa told us they could not help and told us to go away!"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled 1 hour before departure... customer service was appauling"

Pros: "Nothing. Will never travel with airline in the future. Definitely will not recommend."
Cons: "Flights are delayed frequently which resulted in missing connection from Frankfurt to New York. On arrival, passengers are herded like animals from one point to the next with no explanation as to what resulted in the delay or given sufficient supplements for food etc."

Pros: "Flight was good. Boarding was delayed, but the time was made up during flight. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "It is always about baggage. Bags with priority tags should atleast be sent on a "priority". With LH this never is the case. Priority tagged bags are sometimes the last ones to come on the belt."

Pros: "Staff was very polite, helpful, and attentive. Our flight left late due to a delay with the plane, and the flight attendants were very proactive about informing passengers about making connections and doing all they could to help."
Cons: "All good."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Attitude of staff very poor at a request for a drink of water"

Pros: "Overall clean and efficient. Good service. Good craft and seating."
Cons: "Touch functionality of the entertainment system didn't work too well. Didn't get the second meal as I fell asleep around that time."

Pros: "Everything as expected."

Pros: "Friendly staff amazing boarding experience"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for food"

Pros: "Punctuality, rapid boarding, nice to still have free snacks (choice of sandwich and full range of drunks)"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Check in 2x and security 2x Then rushing about"

Cons: "seats were tiny and boarding was a disaster. Overhead luggage space was tiny and I only had a 15" laptop bag.."

Pros: "Friendliness of staff Efficiency"
Cons: "Overall a very good service and no complaints but if In House entertainment was provided it would enhance the experience."

Pros: "Online check in worked well through app."
Cons: "If you leave something on the plane, don't expect for it to be handed in. My iPad disappeared on the flight. The woman at the boarding gate in Bham kept shouting at everyone, she was really rude, both flights were late taking off."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The layover was a little too short and had to run from one terminal to another in frankfurt."

Pros: "The short transist time in Frankfurt"

Cons: "The entertainment systemis was sub par."

Pros: "Staff were polite Comfort ok Food was basic No entertainment."

Pros: "Crew was warm and considerate."
Cons: "Flight was jam packed and a huge guy sat next to me and made my entire flight miserable. In economy, huge guys are a big inconvinience as they spill over your space (which is already cramped). The passenger in front pushes her seat back and when i do the same, someone from behind says it makes them uncomfortable. Wish crue can take care of these situations."

Pros: "The entertainment was good."
Cons: "Many things. Starting from the online/mobile check in process via United airlines. I was not given any other option but to check in through the United website. On that website I was not allowed to check in for my Lufthansa flights and i was stuck with seats I did not want in my 2 long intercontinental flights. This has happened before. Lufthansa has no option to check in online if my first flight leg is united. This is a very big drawback and also the reason I would not prefer to fly Lufthansa again. United is bringing the quality down."

Pros: "Comfortable seats, good variety entertainment"
Cons: "Every time LH lands in Bangalore, the priority bags are never given priority. Secondly, my bags were opened and items from inside the bag were taken, like pants and shoes. The luggage strap around the bag was removed and stolen."

Cons: "Flight was delayed yet again, waiting area was cramped, information on connecting flights was incomplete."

Cons: "Everything.UEverything.United is suck"

Pros: "Air hostess J. Haupt was the friendliest of all. She made the flight definitely more enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was good."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Upgrade to Economy Plus. Very comfortable seats, I am a fan! Excellent Indian veg food."
Cons: "Taking back the headsets 30 mins before landing."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "The seats were too close together."

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Operation system"

Pros: "Flight was good overall."
Cons: "Because of a mess-up on United's part, Lufthansa did not have my spl meal."

Pros: "comfortable seats, attentive attendants"
Cons: "not a fan of "cattle call" boarding. Tends to clog up the aisles really fast."

Pros: "Don't like anything"
Cons: "Bad food delivery crew members always restless mood"

Pros: "Lufthansa delivers always a great service. Good timing, schedule and service!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Selection of movies in the entertainment section."

Cons: "Because of a family illness I had to reschedule my flight 2 weeks before. Because the flight was booked through a secondary company, rebooking the outgoing flight ended upp: a) costing me as much as the whole original return flight; b) was no longer a 1 stop flight as I also had to stop in Frankfurt plus the company would not allow me to choose directly, I sent them details and then they booked what they could find; and c) I lost both the outgoing flight ( which was charged) and the return flight ( which was not changed) premium seat bookings both of which I had to pay for a second time. If I had booked directly with the airline this would have cost a transfer fee and I would not have lost the premium seat bookings. This was therefore a great expense and inconvenience. I will no longer book flights indirectly when using kayak. In future I will search using google flights and then go straight to the airline sites to book. Very disappointed. I never had this problem when booking with kayak before"

Pros: "The boarding was fast and clean, but we still Left with a little delay. The flight itself was fast and we arrived a bit ahead of schedule."
Cons: "The advance we had gained in the flight was taken up by an apron position, slow ground service and a distant arrival gate."

Pros: "Impressive service... amazing crew, very friendly and professional"

Cons: "Time"

Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Ran out of business class meal. Substituted a Econ class."

Pros: "Excellent crew, good food & movie selection."

Pros: "very nice crew"
Cons: "my baggage was lost"

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic & therefore delayed take off a little Receiving luggage was slow -@ 35 minutes from landing to luggage claim, so actual arrival was considerably later for those meeting me"

Pros: "Crew was great and helpful despite oversight in my special meal."
Cons: "Special meal request was overlook. I did not mind so much as eating less does some good! It is human to err!"

Pros: "The bed was comfortable. Entertainment selection and large TV screen was good. The KLM crew is amazing, as usual."
Cons: "Food quality was not so good."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "KLM lost one piece of my luggage"

Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."

Pros: "The crew was attentive and the seat at economy comfort was comfortable at the “ok” level. It needs much mor3 to be super comfortable. The plug for the headphones was a mess! It was NOT possible to watch a movie and hear the sound too! I gave up! Not a great offering for the extra dollars..."
Cons: "So many things! Starting with the way assistance in the airport is offered to travellers with mobility issues! This is an important issue that needs to be revisited and changes for better service to be made!"

Pros: "Awful"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "well mannered and attentive crew - good supply of complimentary food/drink - good over all comfort"
Cons: "boarding was running very far behind - considering this is mainly a hub operations carrier - resulted in several passengers missing their connecting flights -"

Pros: "The earphones for out two seats only worked intermittently, but the Purser, Lee-Ann handled it professionally and pleasantly. That was the only disappointment in an otherwise pleasant flight"
Cons: "The earphones could have worked!"

Pros: "The crew were very nice, food was tasty, seat comfortable and the entertainment great as well. Will be flying KLM again soon :)"

Cons: "Lost all our bags so couldn’t ski"

Cons: "Inflight was better than I expected. But needs upgrading air crafts."

Pros: "Crew's hospitality, good music, good destination material, terminal info, good system overall"
Cons: "Less legroom, storage space, bad food, few movie options."

Cons: "I booked tickets via Delta, operated by KLM. They lost both of my check in bags in September, and it happened again today for the same scheduled flights. Had 4 hours of layover and KLM still wasn’t able to manage it."

Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Service was poor, seat did not recline, and the food was terrible."

Pros: "Short flight and being able to escape from drunk belligerent Passenger on previous flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flying with KLM is a pleasure"

Cons: "Food had only vegetarian choices. No charging place and ambiance was noisy"

Cons: "Boarding was very confusing. There was an area where they were checking people's bags or something near the gate and you didn't know if you needed to stop at it or continue. They didn't collect garbage before landing. Not only did we have to take our bags off the plane, we had to carry our garbage (drink cups/food served) to the front of the plane to throw out."

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn’t working for the whole 10 hour flight."

Pros: "Boarding was as expected, crew & food were ok. Nothing else positive to extract out of this flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight, horrible baggae policy when the flight is actually operated by a partner of the company you bought the ticket from and not the actual company. Dirty seats, no in-flight entertainment whatsoever (not even a magazine)."

Pros: "Cabin crew were very professional."
Cons: "Aircraft returned to gate due to fault and was delayed for 45 min."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "The time keeping was very good. We left on time and arrived early on both occasion. Good organisation. Excellent service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"

Pros: ".Very much on time with pleasant service."
Cons: "Can nit find much fault fir a short run!"

Pros: "Crew were friendly. Flight was comforyable smooth and on time. Nice snack."

Cons: "Delayed!"

Pros: "The food service was good and the flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The plane was very uncomfortable. The seats were small, you felt on top of the person next to you, and there was no leg room. I am a pretty small person- I can't image how uncomfortable all of the taller passengers must have been."

Cons: "They stole my money"

Pros: "Excellent experience with the cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats on the 777 were too narrow. This 777 had a 3-4-3 seating arraignment, it would have been better with a 3-3-3, similar to a 787 configuration. With the current layout, even with an aisle seat, I was sitting in the aisle. And I am not a large person! The flight was full, so use the 787 and two daily non-stops. For a twelve hour flight, the food was only Okay, could have been better and with a better selection. Meal timing was poor."

Cons: "I don’t like the limited choice of drinks on these short KLM flights."

Pros: "The sandwiches were simple yet just the right touch, on all four flights."

Pros: "staff was fine"
Cons: "old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless"

Cons: "KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Also, really tired of the fake business class on these flights..."

Pros: "Of the multiple international airlines I recently flew with, I would have to say KLM was by far the best. Relaxing atmosphere, comfortable seating, great in-flight entertainment, although I have the go-go in-flight data/entertainment plan with t-mobile (highly recommended), the flight included a decent selection of movies, television programs, etc. The food far exceeded typical "airline quality," even for an international flight - and included a fabulous little snack box with locally sourced gourmet and specialty items such as chocolate from Belgium, fine cheeses from France, and crackers from England. Drinks = gratis, and crew was exceptionally attentive and went out of their way to make flight as pleasant as possible."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Why do the crew have to slam the overhead and catering compartments to get them to shut?"

Cons: "Departure 40 mins late. I took this flight 2 weeks ago and it was also delayed."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "The cabin crew, the flight and communication and the cleanliness of the plane."
Cons: "It was really unclear which desk to use at Birmingham airport to check in. It was extremely stressful for a first time flier as I had no idea what to do - the desk location wasn't marked clearly and when no staff were there it wasn't clear that the desk was open."

Cons: "One of the senior stewardesses we're very rude. Whether it's her personal opinion or KLM's policy, it's unreasonable to think that a 3 years old child could or should hold her pipi over 20 minutes, while they slowly and inefficiently trying to give out food. Several parents were there with the request to let us through to the toilet with small children and she smiled in our face and said "no, we will finish first and than you can go". She might be not fit for the job anymore, but KLM can't afford this kind of treatment."

Cons: "Flight delayed, had to take two more flights and was a four hour trip turned into a 12 hour, 4 countries trip"

Pros: "Atmosphere, crew were very professional and friendly"
Cons: "Seats were a little too narrow, and quite uncomfortable when a broad shouldered person is sitting next to you"

Pros: "Flight crew on flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town were probably the most friendly and enthusiastic I've experienced and no, they were not all young. The plane was spotless throughout the flight. They were always coming around with water and juice and they genuinely seemed to care about all the passengers. The Flight back crew were just the opposite. More like the old lazy farts you get on the American carriers or BA or QF long haul. Whoo have been there for the long haul and should have stopped ages ago."
Cons: "The Entertainment images on the screens promoted Beauty and the Beast, Batman Lego movie but neither were on the system! Food quality was rubbish"

Pros: "Seat space was good for a short flight, inclusive of free snack and drink."
Cons: "Too much overoverhead luggage."

Pros: "Punctual"
Cons: "They forced me to ceck my trolley because i had a suit with me!!! And the airplane wasn’t even full. Even worst they allowed some pieces of “hand luggage” that were double the maximum allowed size"

Pros: "The crew and the food were great!"
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable. You could tell the plane was a little dated. There was no WiFi and nowhere to charge your devices."

Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "1-2 +cms leg space"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "They have a terrible communication problem, they never communicated why the flight was late, they never communicated what they were doing or what was happening. Bad customer service. Bad communication with the client. They told us when I asked several times that we would not lose our connection and that everything was fine and that was not the case. We lost the connection. No one told us anything. Another problem was that the girl in the boarding process removed the suitcases tickets from the boarding pass and did not want to return them, and held it without any cause. The flight staff went looking for us. Pretty sad and disappointed by their service. I understand that they were causes outside the airline but must communicate to the client. They cannot remain silent and say nothing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They have a terrible communication problem, they never communicated why the flight was late, they never communicated what they were doing or what was happening. Bad customer service. Bad communication with the client. They told us when I asked several times that we would not lose our connection and that everything was fine and that was not the case. We lost the connection. No one told us anything. Another problem was that the girl in the boarding process removed the suitcases tickets from the boarding pass and did not want to return them, and held it without any cause. Without that tickets we can not claim the bags. The flight staff went looking for us. Pretty sad and disappointed by their service. I understand that they were causes outside the airline but must communicate to the client. They cannot remain silent and say nothing."

Pros: "Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Had to use a shoe horn to get into and out of my seat and I'm not a large guy. But really my harsh criticism comes from the loss of my girlfriends luggage. It was left behind in Paris on our way to Casablanca causing us to waste a day in Casablanca traveling back to the airport the grab the bag the next day. And to add injury to insult her bag was left behind in JFK during our transfer for our flight to Seattle. No big deal right, Delta will deliver the bag to our house the next day, wrong, we were told we have to go to the airport ourselves to get the bag."

Cons: "The best airline what I was flying so far !! Excellent food, drink, comfort seat, free entertainment with great selection."

Pros: "Everything! The service was exceptional!"

Cons: "They made me check my carryon rolly which is allowed on every other plane in the world, which meant going all the way back into a chaos of hundreds of people to check in. Because I had a connecting flight to New York in London, the check in caused many problems...and everything inside soaking wet"

Pros: "Great newer plane, great service!"

Cons: "Really hard to get boarding passes online"

Pros: "crew was great, seats were comfortable"
Cons: "departure board listed flight as being boarded and gate closed hour before flight leading to confusion and standing in queue for over an hour, part of food was frozen and inedible, paid for upgraded seat which turned out to be by bathroom smells were as bad as you can imagine"

Pros: "Crew was wonderful and welcoming!"

Pros: "Flight was in time"

Pros: "The transfer times were excellent"

Cons: "Better in flight entertainment"

Cons: "There was no entertainment and there was a lot of annoyed passengers and flight attendants"

Cons: "The fligh Washington delay more than a hour"

Pros: "Most of the crew tired especially hard to keep everyone comfortable and safe. The food was absolutely amazing."
Cons: "Other members of the crew were snarky to passengers and dismissive of questions from passengers during the early stages of the delay. We were all trapped on board for about 4 or so hours without much communication from the crew or captain which made me very anxious. We arrived 5 hrs late and it put my whole trip in jeopardy. Based on this experience, I eont be inclined to use this airline again for future trip planning. This airline will need to work hard to earn my trust back because i felt physically and emotionally unsafe throughout the experience, many times."

Cons: "My first flight was cancelled my return flight was delayed by 5 hours They made me check my carry on even though it was with in the size limit which cost 85 euros and when trying to ask why the staff was extremely rude and not helpful worst flight experience I’ve ever had"

Pros: "Good selection of movies"

Cons: "Old plane."

Pros: "Timely and smooth teansit."
Cons: "Food has a way to go to be appetising."

Pros: "SFO - CDG (Air France) was a great journey in all respects. But the one major reason for that was, the middle seat was empty. I was so fresh after the journey, would definitely recommend this flight to anyone."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by atleast 45 mins and therefore had to rush at the CDG airport to catch the next flight."

Cons: "Na"

Cons: "My luggage was lost in Paris. Now I need to wait still."

Pros: "The food was okay and the staff were friendly."
Cons: "My seat and several others around me were broken so that they would fall all the way back if we leaned back at all. The entertainment system kept crashing and forgetting what shows everyone on board we’re watching. There were no air vents to control. The games crashed constantly. The usb hubs didn’t work."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, seated in the last row and non adjustable seating, so very little leg room. Dis-enbarkment was very slow."

Pros: "Quiet! No noise-canceling earphones needed. Delicious food."

Pros: "From the boarding, to the friendly hostesses to the food and the business class seat, I was impressed all the way. My first time to fly Air France business to the US and it was great. I recommend it!"
Cons: "I just expected better toilet bag for business but what was given out was just basic."

Pros: "Good seat width Great movie selection Great food and drinks Nice and large A380"
Cons: "The interface of the screens seemed old Need to anticipate the needs of the customer better For example, they brought me my special meal first, but I had to wait 30 minutes later to get a drink to accompany it. The food was getting old. Did not see any newspaper/periodical selection. That would have been nice."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 1h30min, so we arrived very late"

Pros: "Ground crew at CDG was helpful to file a claim for the lost luggage."
Cons: "Ground crew at MXP Was inexperienced. She called every one in my flight to form a new line and it was immediately total chaos. And then they lost one of our luggages!"

Pros: "The airplane was modern, and the crew very good. Nice, service oriented and in general trying to make the flight experience as good as possible."
Cons: "The flight was very late. I lost my connection. My bag was lost and unable to recover it so far (after more than 24 hours). About to initiate the next leg of the trip with no clothes or any idea if my luggage will be recovered."

Pros: "Nithing"
Cons: "They were unfreindly and rude."

Cons: "at no point when buying my ticket did the site say zero bags were included. In fact, when purchasing it said that information about baggage was not available.Shocked to have to pay 50 dollars for one bag. I am member of Flying Blue. One bag has always been included in the price of a ticket flying transatlantic."

Pros: "Arriving safely."
Cons: "We didn't get boarding passes for the second flight at EDI so we had to exit the secure area, get boarding passes, and go through security a second time for the same trip."

Pros: "Staff pleasant and courteous fine meal and beverages! Arrived ahead of schedule in Bucharest!! Overall a very pleasant experience!"

Pros: "Nothing... and we were late which made me miss my connecting flight and I wasn’t reimbursed because it was with a different airline"
Cons: "See above and the food was disgusting"

Pros: "Service was great, flight was on time and I really enjoyed everything"
Cons: "Little turbulence but overall it comes as usual so it was worth the flight"

Pros: "Nothing particular"
Cons: "Nothing particular"

Cons: "Very small seats, space for nothing All the time delays and the horrible things is a lost luggage, even when there is enough time between flights."

Pros: "On time after latish start"
Cons: "Staff took carryon bags even for skypriority even tho lots of room in overhead, allegedly to speed deplaning. Nowarning to repack. Infuriating and stubborn staff!"

Cons: "Some toilet facilities out of order and some slow service"

Pros: "Always like Air France. They are in tune with keeping the traveler updated."
Cons: "Walked all over the terminal looking for signage for Croatia Airlines. Information services sent me to the right location, but it was marked Air France. I asked serval Air France employees for Croatia Air. None new that Air France was the CA carrier. Finally found one who bothered to look it up on her computer and low and behold, AF was the carrier!"

Pros: "Personal treatment I have received as I was with a 7 months baby. An agent helps me to carry my hand luggages up to the plane entrance and to pass in priority"
Cons: "2 hours delayed..."

Cons: "I think I caught a stomach bug on one of the 3 legs of this route. More likely on last 2, i.e. Mumbai to RDU, as I fell sick almost 10-12 hrs after my last flight meal."

Pros: "There was enough leg room"
Cons: "The food was not very nice and the aircraft was really cold."

Pros: "The food was good, the staff was very friendly and very nice,"
Cons: "The seat configuration in economy is unacceptable, the leg room is terrible and overall a very uncomfortable flight of more than 7 hours"

Pros: "Loved the lovely food and wine from Air France, they even serve fresh french bread with camembert, ice cream, champagne (in economy) and brandy with your coffee!"
Cons: "The cabin on the 777-200 was far too hot (about 25c) and with no individual air vent I found this unbearable on a 12 hour flight. And despite the flight taking place entirely during daylight hours and leaving at 10:30 am, inexplicably we were made to all pull our blinds down and the lights went off after a couple of hours - in the middle of the day and for about 8 hours! So although I had paid for a window seat there was nothing to see apart from the window shade. As it was the middle of the day I could not go to sleep, the person in front of me reclined fully so for me the flight was a hot, claustropobic, dark hell. An utterly miserable experience. I felt like I was going mad, trapped in my own little cell."

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