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Average price (return flight)

₹ 114,551 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top 5 airlines serving California to Kolkata Netaji S. Chandra

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,934 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Flight was a little long!"

Pros: "All great experience!!!"

Pros: "The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good .."

Cons: "Great service."

Pros: "Food and leg room"

Cons: "The flight was excellent and the service was impeccable. The attention that they gave all the passengers including myself was excellent. Would Recomend to take Qatar from Bombay to Miami"

Cons: "Seats for its along way"

Cons: "Unorganized too shaky flight made me sick to stomach ,foods are not good service not good"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. Made traveling with infant little less harder."
Cons: "The crew from Doha to Kolkata segment could have been little more helpful, especially when they see someone travelling with small kids"

Pros: "Crew was amazing and aircraft was clean and seats comfortable!"
Cons: "I would like to have more air fresheners during the flight as there are some people who eat special food and it smells so bad in aircraft"

Pros: "Everything!!!"

Pros: "food ok, economy seats not too bad"
Cons: "old entertainment system. Tight connection and first flight was late, so we got bumped off our connection (they literally removed our names from the flight, even though we could've sprinted through the airport and made it if they waived the 20 minute before departure gate closure). It was an exhausting and long wait for the next flight and I did not think it was well-handled. Staying in a hotel is not a great option, because it takes 2 hours to get out of the airport, another 2 hours cushion to get back in time."

Pros: "I had a family emergency and couldn’t go. I wasn’t allowed to switch my flight or change it. Lots of money spent with nothing in return. Unfortunte."

Pros: "The facilitated transfer in Doha within twenty minutes"
Cons: "The repetition of vegetarian food menu"

Pros: "Service basically. For such a long haul flight they did everything they could to make it comfortable."
Cons: "They could have checked the bathrooms more often as trash bins were very full."

Pros: "Excellent overall"
Cons: "LAX boarding was chaotic I think they should announce First people with disabilities Then Business class After that board Economy class from last rows"

Cons: "Unfortunately WiFi services was off"

Pros: "Seat next to me was empty, helping with the very cramped conditions. Great food. Movies were okay."
Cons: "Late boarding, then delayed further due to departing passenger. Delay caused me to miss my connecting flight in Doha. 5 Star Airline marketing is nonsense. Same cramped seats as any other airline. Boeing 777 is a disappointment. 787 is much better."

Pros: "Flight was comfortable. Flat bed in business. Crew as such nothing great."

Pros: "Food service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving LAX and was about an hour late to arrive at Doha. Fortunately, despite the 45 minute window for connection, I managed to get my connecting flight to Islamabad thanks to good support from ground staff in Doha"

Pros: "The wider space between all seats and the selection of the food"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No HE"

Pros: "The service was excellent, the hostesses were very friendly, smiling and helping. The food was tasty and delicious..."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Flight delay by 4 hours!!"

Pros: "Comfy, good food, good service"
Cons: "No internet. Limited movie options."

Cons: "Everything was disappointing"

Pros: "Everything was fine except the flight delays"
Cons: "Flight delays"

Pros: "It was booked for my elderly parents and they were very pleased by the service they received."

Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."

Pros: "Check-in counter and gate staff were really accommodating and professional."
Cons: "Cabin crew lacked training. They skipped rows, didn’t apologize, forgot to bring things when requested and had to be reminded again & lacked common courtesy. One guy barely opened his mouth and talked by pointing fingers. So rude! The food portion size is an absolute joke! Never have I seen such a skinny sized meal. It was insane. I’m a lean guy and even I wasn’t full! The quality of the food in the second service was awful. My rice wasn’t cooked all the way & the bread was clearly stale."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "The plan was very hot and made the experience less than desirable."

Pros: "Arrival and departure is on time treatment is excellent very courteous For all category of passenger"
Cons: "South Indian food may. Made available"

Cons: "Did not know what Vegetarian Jain meal should taste like! Even goats and sheep woud not have liked the taste of this special meal. Fortunately, cabin crew member was kind enough to give me a regular Hindu veggie meal rather than my pre-selected Vegetarian Jain meal (VJML) - DO NOT CHOOSE VJML on Qatar, unless you wanna faint from the horrible food! The tray was dirty! Co-passengers in the row behind me were also complaining The audio lead of my headphone would not go into the outlet in the seat armrest! So I had to use audio from neighboring (empty) seat and sync it with video from screen for my seat. What a pain!"

Cons: "The boarding process was strange, with one guy directing several different zones to stand in line, people not cooperating and just overrall not very organized."

Pros: "Good attentiveness from crew, food was fine. Entertainment was good."
Cons: "Boeing 787 was uncomfortable on the trip to Doha - hard seat cushions and little legroom. 777 much more comfortable on the leg to USA."

Pros: "Food was good. Service was great. Bathrooms were clean. Refreshing experience."

Pros: "Great take off and landing. Nice comfort packet, blanket, and pillow Good service and spacious seating in economy class."

Pros: "First time I got ice cream on a plane"
Cons: "Low calorie meals were horrible."

Pros: "We were late for our originally flight, got to LAX 15 minutes after check-in was closed, although we checked in online prior, but due to 4th of July weekend the freeway was very heavy traffic. So we ended up going back next day with the supervisor's incredible allowance, offer. I got very emotional when she told us our option. Thank you. Unfortunatley I didn't get her name, due to our shock))"

Cons: "15 hours flight no WiFi...!!!!!! Last minute flight time change was sent via email..!!!! Almost 1 hour delay after boarding..!!!"

Pros: "Good service all the way to final destination. A+ service. Newer model airplane."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Great service and food"

Pros: "The plane number one is very good but the onther one to cairo is good not like the first"

Cons: "When I checked my two bags, I was told to pick them up in Doha and recheck them to my final destination at Rwanda. When I arrived in Doha I was told by the transfer desk that I did not need to pick up my bags because they had been checked to my final destination. I even asked them to pull up my flight information and to confirm that, which they did. However, when I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, my bags were no where to be found. No one has found them yet. I also called Qatar Air before my flight and asked about hotel accommodations for my layover because my layover was from 6:00 pm to 7 am. When I called, I was told that I would be given a complimentary hotel room because of the length of the layover. However, when I arrived I was told that I did not qualify for the hotel accommodation. Then, I was told that a hotel room would cost 250. When i arrived at the hotel, I was told the cheapest was 325."

Pros: "Seat arrangements excellent Crews nice"
Cons: "Very disappointed about quality and frequently of food offered"

Cons: "They gave us a small chicken sandwhich for breakfastand the next meel was over 6 hrs later with a small bag of chips in between. I was actually hungry when we got off our 13 hr flight."

Pros: "The guidence between flights I was the only person off my flight to transfer and they sill had a gal waiting to take me to the next gate"

Pros: "Service, friendliness of that staff"
Cons: "Other passengers used my carry-on baggage space and my carry on was placed far from me."

Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The spirit despite the COVID19 scare. Serving on an India bound flight from the Gulf is never easy"
Cons: "We need to promote paper free boarding passes for whoever can afford. Atleast an endeavor."

Cons: "Allway i am traveling in emirates. My favvorite travels.food alway gpood.and comforts."

Pros: "Nothing, weren’t even allowed on the plane."
Cons: "Should have let me on the plane."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Better food and cooked throughly and better seat and more blankets."

Cons: "WiFi down the entire flight, made worse by the crew continuously promising it was “about” to work. Wouldn’t recommend Emirates to any professionals traveling who rely on staying connected on such a long flight!"

Pros: "Very personable and always a smile."
Cons: "Best business I have the pleasure of enjoying."

Pros: "Ok"

Pros: "Alexandra is just not a pretty face."
Cons: "I should have got a premium economy, my section was too cramped."

Cons: "Shorter flight"

Pros: "Leg space was better"
Cons: "Long line for boarding .its a big flight so you have to add more restrooms"

Pros: "I liked everything! Excellent service. Great food, entertainment, and flight. Nothing went wrong. Thank you!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very bad service we press the light no one comes and the food is really bad and my mom we to go get a cup of tea for her headache and the crew member got really mad saying where is your cup we aren’t going to give you a cup where is your cup"

Pros: "Leg room and friendly staff"
Cons: "Child’s meal does not have vegetarian option, this must be included as it makes not sense in not having this option."

Pros: "Smooth boarding and take off on time"
Cons: "Food could be better"

Cons: "Broken seat levers, out of order headphones"

Pros: "Emirates airlines serves quality service on everything from passenger accessories to food. Classy airlines."
Cons: "Only downside of this trip is the long non stop to Dubai. 15 Hours!"

Pros: "Everything during the flight was lovely"
Cons: "But what I really didn’t like was the service they provided at the checking desk in LAX, the staff was a kind of unfriendly. In my opinion they should provide an excellent customer service, but everything I noticed there was unsatisfactory, I love to fly with Emirates but such things will make everyone disappointed."

Pros: "Sharon, one of the crew member was warm, offered help to take care of my 6 month daughter Incase I needed it. It was comforting to know. Small kids gift are appreciated."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Super delayed !! Delayed time is longer than flying time. What the heck !!"

Cons: "Despite me telling the crew a number of times that he temperature was FAR too low, no change was made. Now I am not a first time flyer and I know flights can get cold. I had a sweatshirt, socks, shoes, two blankets wrapped and it was still cold to the point that I put the blanket over my head. When I looked around the flight almost every single person was completely wrapped in blankets and had hoods, sarees, and scarves wrapped around their heads. I had my 1 year old infant who already had a head cold that I feel was worsened by the cold dry air. I spent my first few days in Kolkata pretty sick. I know the cold air doesn’t cause the illness but it certainly worsened any stuffy nose I had into a full blown cold and chest congestion. I was VERY upset by the discomfort on this flight especially after having a wonderful flight with Emirates from New York to Dubai. I really felt like the crew did not care despite clear discomfort the passengers were feeling. It was incredible how visible the discomfort was yet nothing was done to fix the temperature. The freezing cold air kept blowing right on everyone theoughout the flight."

Pros: "Staff is very good. Always smile on face."

Pros: "Business class on Emirates is superb. Nice cozy cubicle and lots of attention. The food was remarkably good. Really enjoyed the 16.5 hour flight. Made it very enjoyable."

Pros: "Smooth ride. Great food."
Cons: "Slow boarding started later than expected"

Pros: "Nice aircraft"
Cons: "The food has alot Indian herbs & tasteless , unlike the lounge which has excellent taste."

Pros: "Custom meal. Avml."
Cons: "Not very tasty."

Pros: "I like the food and entertainment options"

Pros: "My first and hopefully not last flight on one of the world's best airlines."

Pros: "Food was good and not over salted like most airplane foods"
Cons: "Need more recently released US movies Options are so few Not enough African movie either"

Pros: "Professional and courteous behaviour"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "I have transit for 18 hours and they did not give me a hotel I had to pay for it because they were saying my ticket is not eligible are you really get disappointed from this"

Pros: "Seating Services Entertainment"

Pros: "None was satisfying"
Cons: "Every thing was bad"

Pros: "Loved the ride on the 380. Great service and crew."
Cons: "Smalller cans for drinks. Need more free internet."

Cons: "The crew was too tough was us not to hit helpful at all ."

Pros: "Fantastic flight from start to finish lax to dubai. I was offered upgrade to business class from economy for $1000 USD which was well worth the cost as the 15 1/2 flight can be tough in economy. The a380 is smooth, much more quiet and is pressurized to lower altitude than most planes so you do get off feeling more refreshed. Service and food were good and the inflight entertainment is first class with hundreds of movies on demand."
Cons: "Took 50min after deboarding for luggage to arrive at baggage claim but I'm told that's not the usual and emirates staff were there to apologize and let us know of the unusual delay."

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Staff wasn't the friendliest. Waiting times on Dubai airport is way too long, the airport staff was rude, and not helpful at all. Unwilling to speak English. Can learn a lot from KLM. This was my first time flying with Emirates, will be the last."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, wide space between raws, smooth takeoff and landing, friendly Crew, good food, crew offered great service, from time to time offer drink and appetizers. We have come such a long distance comfort and fun."

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "Relaxing on time flight.."
Cons: "Food was bad... Before it used to be really good..."

Pros: "Flight staff good attitude, condition of airplane"
Cons: "On the 15 hour flight Dubai to LAX, Only one hot meal was served, plus later, a sandwich. I'm a thin girl and barely found the food sufficient - imagine the men!"

Pros: "service"

Pros: "Very nice service"
Cons: "Nothingnothing"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Food came before alcohol :)"

Pros: "Satisfactory in all respect"

Cons: "Crew was pathetic with no compassion towards customer."

Cons: "Had to run across Dubai airport to make my connection. Nobody at the gate to direct passengers to their short connections under 20 mins. Horrible experience. A person without the ability to run at full clip would not have made the connection. This was an international flight from Los Angeles - Bags did not make the connection either and had to wait two days for them. If you issue tickets with short connection times, it is your responsibility to make sure passengers will have adequate time to make it to their next gate. Or airline should provide some assistance to these passengers. Making them run is unacceptable."

Cons: "Long time for boarding and staff is not clear on baggage policy"

Cons: "Layover time at the airport"

Pros: "good noise cancellation"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Wifi access"

Cons: "Departing on time."

Cons: "Departure time"

Pros: "Entertainmet"
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "They gave 2 veggie meals to mu big strapping men seat mates and the ignored me entirely!"

Pros: "Not being squeezed into a claustrophobic window seat."
Cons: "Nothing to report."

Pros: "The quality of the plane was good and the movies were good. Also the blanket and pillow was nice."
Cons: "I was really cramped and couldn’t recline because the guy behind me was too tall and it amashes his legs, so I had to be uncomfortable for the entire flight."

Pros: "Staff that served us."
Cons: "By the time our turn came there was no more choice in food."

Pros: "The title says it all"

Pros: "i was cold and i woke up to find an *extra* blanket on me. quickly unwrapped it and put it on and all good after that."
Cons: "ba website messed up our meal selections. luckily the staff were nice and gave us something suitable."

Pros: "Not too much"
Cons: "Nearly everything. BA is about 30-40% of what it used to be"

Pros: "Comfortable seats (Upgraded) Food was good quality and tasty Good entertainment selection"
Cons: "Did not transfer our suitcases on-time to the connecting flight, and we had to go back to the destination airport the next day! Crew during the long flight from LA to London never, not even once, brought beverages or water in between meals! They made sure to do minimum that is necessary! That's a shame BA I flew with United few months back from Washington to Munich and crew were amazing and went above and beyond to serve passengers"

Cons: "I did not like the food"

Pros: "Funny safety video. Good beer and wine. Lots of movie choices. Never a line to the toilets."
Cons: "Cramped seating area, but I did have an extra seat next to me."

Cons: "very very short layover at London, had to run to the gate and almost didn’t make it. Only one of our two bags made it to Dublin. Not happy at all. Not sure if I will be booking with kayak again."

Cons: "1 week prior to departure I found my itinerary was cancelled as I could not find it under my flights - no email notification to either traveling party - TERRIBLE - all data in the computer under profile correct. It took two hours on the phone to fix things and the wanted to charge more as seat rates went up"

Pros: "Very smooth and fast."
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "I did not like"

Pros: "Everything thank u"

Pros: "Good attitudes"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "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."
Cons: "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."

Pros: "Good food and service once on flight and again fixed connections before landing"
Cons: "Terrible boarding experience. Rude gate workers and almost two hour delay because of it"

Pros: "Food was OK"
Cons: "Seats are very narrow, distances between rows very short.’"

Pros: "Entertainment and space."
Cons: "Seat cushioning, and food quality."

Cons: "I thought the seats we were not comfortable"

Cons: "My suitcase got stuck in London, now I have to chase it..."

Pros: "Ease of booking flights and you get what you paid for.. excellent!"

Pros: "everyone was very nice. We were on time"
Cons: "I am 5 feet to inches, my knees hit the seat in front of me when the The front seat was back"

Pros: "Seats were pretty comfortable. Food was quite good. Crew were helpful."
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Nothing was bad. Take off to landing was great. Red wine was"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Announcing gate information only 45 minutes before departure and having only 25 minutes to get there before gate closing is very inconvenient and nerve wracking."

Pros: "The A380 is quiet and is less suceptible to turbulence than smaller planes. Climate was comfortable."
Cons: "The seats are close together and there wasn't enough legroom for me, I'm 6'2". The seat pockets are a. It small and it was hard to fit my iPad Pro."

Cons: "The hour + delay leaving LAX AND DELAY again on landing"

Pros: "The staff is friendly and were genuinely doing their best withwhat they had"
Cons: "The check in / baggage drop off took too long. There were only two workers in that section and for maybe arpund 10-20 mins there was only 1 person helping everyone. It was very frustrating, esp when there were 3 people working in the world club section when that line has fewer people in the first place. I suggest having the world club staff taking some of the regular customers and alternating with the world club members"

Cons: "luggage didnt arrive"

Pros: "Great selection on entertainment and the flight attendants were very attentive."
Cons: "I'm accustomed to another airline that gives a bit more seat space and you can order snacks often."

Pros: "We were on time."
Cons: "Cramped, crowded. Could not walk around. Stingy on water, beverage. Air quality was poor. Flight made me cramped and sick from small seat and non-movement."

Cons: "Airplane food"

Pros: "Liked the private bin to hold personal belongings in."
Cons: "Paid $81 used for a twin seat and they assigned the second seat to another traveler without refunding my $81 dollars. The passenger was over 6ft and large taking up a large amount of space."

Cons: "smallest coach I have ever been in. very squished and I was next to my wife at 95 lb and a skinny young man who took no room at all. I am only 5'9" 170. But thats how the flights get so cheep"

Cons: "Nothing that was good."

Pros: "Nice plane. Great movies"
Cons: "Breakfast poor quality. Disorganised boarding"

Cons: "It was actually a flight operated by American Airlines, and I am done with this company. Not comfortable, rude staff and more than average food."

Pros: "We paid extra ($260) to sit on top.The arrangement was nice. I had a panic attack because I felt stifled and my asthma was bad because the lady in front of me put new perfume on each time she went to the restroom. Staff helped keep me on the galley and talked to me to keep me calm. The stewardess was from Spain, but I've forgotten her name. Nice lady."
Cons: "Late. Flight left late out of LAX. We missed our connection...again. We've taken BA many times and always get stuck in London. You have to be bussed everywhere and go through security again, even in the same terminal! We ended up up in the International Holding Pen for 4 hours waiting for the next flight with 2 small kids. Again. Last time we received €800 for our inconvenience. This time we got £20 for food for a family of 4. Yuck."

Pros: "I especially liked our seats (we were in the exit row and had plenty of leg room); the crew, and the food."
Cons: "What we didn't like couldn't be helped: there were crying babies and a snorting gentleman."

Pros: "Hello I saw charged the ticket twice !!!! Thank you"

Pros: "Nice spacious seats"
Cons: "That you checked my carry-on"

Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Check in was easy and staff was very helping."
Cons: "There should be more food options to buy."

Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed, then we taxied and had to return to the terminal for maintainence. We were told it would take 20 min but it was much longer. Maybe an hour, hour and a half."

Pros: "The timing."
Cons: "The landing was a little rough."

Cons: "The size of the plane"

Pros: "Coming home"

Pros: "Very good"

Pros: "Flights were on time. Always a plus! Attendants were awesome"

Pros: "Bathrooms were clean"
Cons: "Seat room/especially when the person in front reclined"

Pros: "Seating was spaced good"
Cons: "Everything was ok"

Cons: "The seating selection and comfort was below parr"

Cons: "seat didnt recline, tight space couldnt sleep no chargers the plane sucks"

Pros: "UN change the gate and I did not have time to make it and they did not pay my hotel , 159 dolars extra y have to pay !! Never again with this airline"

Cons: "We had to make a emergency landing and held us up from our destination and plans. no extra food or drink was provided despite the extra time."

Pros: "The stewards were awesome. Funny kind and attentive"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Horrid service. Don't work with customers, abysmal overall."

Pros: "Nos dieron las gracias por volar con esta empresa y dijieron hacer a de las conexiones usu este era nuestro destinó final nos dieron la bienvenida a casa"

Pros: "The plane."
Cons: "Travelling with a nine week old: no add on seatbelt (as per QANTAS) for lap sleeping, paid for an extra seat we didn't realize we were buying. The food has not improved in the last decade in contrast to other airlines."

Pros: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Screens that had free movies and music"
Cons: "I caught a cold"

Pros: "Provided blankets for snug sleeping"

Pros: "cancelled"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Gate agent moved us to first class due to lack of seats in main. Nice to see they can do that."

Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "How a passenger emergency was handled. We were kept very well informed"

Pros: "Getting to my destination on time."
Cons: "Hate LAX. Hate the empowered TSA. LAX seems to be forever under construction. Avoid if possible."

Pros: "Perfect service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "They did not care"
Cons: "Bad"

Pros: "Price was nice at $142"

Pros: "They were friendly no matter where you were seated. Always had smiles"
Cons: "All was good. No dislikes"

Pros: "I like the movie options and complimentary beverages"

Cons: "Rows 20 to the back of the plane didn't get a beverage. Slow moving attendant. I was thirsty."

Cons: "Horrible overlay"

Pros: "Not much to go wrong so not much to complain about. On time, smooth, pleasant, ideal!"

Cons: "Bad Service over all."

Pros: "All went well. Pleasant attendants."

Pros: "Great staff. Great safety explanation. Smooth fight"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great. I'll definitely try to stick with united for my future travels"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "The way they board the plane is rediciulous, this 1-5 boarding is horrible."

Cons: "Excellent 5 star"

Pros: "Serve drinks"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Delta airline"
Cons: "floght delay ; at least 3 times for me!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "Comfort and great staff; smooth landing as well"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Round my credit card"

Pros: "Staff was nice and chairs were comfortable"

Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "Plane was crowded and seats were small and crammed"

Pros: "Pilot did exceptional job with rough weather heading into Houston."
Cons: "With everyone carrying on baggage, someone mid plane to help would be beneficial."

Cons: "I had round trip from Sacramento to Cancun, the staffs service was poor, there are even no greeting and smiling when I every time checked in. That is really bad experience with united airline"

Pros: "Time to destination with non stop flight is excellent."
Cons: "Crew addressing elderly people, My mom was provided food until she went and explicitly asked for food."

Cons: "Air India needs to be competitive and offer better services that is on par with other international airlines."

Cons: "No entertainment at all even in business class"

Pros: "Nice charming very cooperative."
Cons: "More than satisfied wonderful."

Pros: "Boarding was a mess. Stood in line for over 90 mins. They don’t have Airport checkin kiosks. Flight delayed over 2hours without information to the passengers! Seats are beat up. Lavatories dirty within 3 hours of flying, and this was an 18hour non stop!"
Cons: "Please don’t book Air India"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy, wasn't a rush. Lots of empty seats."
Cons: "Plane felt old and dirty. Everything was gross and/or broken. Screens didn't work for many people, headphone ports were damaged. Even things like the handle on the doorknob, during the course of the flight, became bent and broken, as if somebody didn't know how to use it and manhandled it instead."

Pros: "Food and service was good"
Cons: "Entertainment must be improved besides seat and washroom upkeep"

Pros: "Passengers were so cool. I mean indian passengers were so warm and cool"
Cons: "Entertainment was old and broken. Could have been updated to latest."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Consol provided with my seat 18C on 30th November 18 and 18 d on 6th Feb 19 I.e more than 2 months was no operational . Due to this no entertainment facilities was available during my to and fro journey. Such inefficiency is not tolerable. Pl take note of this."

Pros: "Normal check in process. Allow a bit longer to get through security as numerous checks. Need itinerary and passport to get into the airport! Keep your boarding pass as need this at the other end to get through customs... for some reason we had to go through international departures for a domestic flight."
Cons: "Entertainment system not working and some of the seats needed repair."

Cons: "Delayed by 5 hours almost"

Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "chairs too bad...entertainment and displays too bad"

Cons: "The flight had technical issues and we were in the plane for 2.5hrs and suffocating. The pilot didn’t have the courtesy to give updates. The in flight entertainment systems didn’t work and the overall experience was bad"

Cons: "Late boarding/very long takeoff"

Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "Food and comfort"

Pros: "Their luggage policy allows one free checked bag and one carry on"

Cons: "I paid fee for preferred seating but airline did not allott the seating that I selected."

Cons: "No aerobridge to board. Very chaotic."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No customer service. Air hosts were doing their job as a chore, no pride in their job, did not come to support even after ringin the call light multiple times. Entertainment system was old and not working for some of us on this long 15 hour flight!"

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Nothing exceptional"

Cons: "I don’t like my checking process at San Francisco. The information with customer agent was different to information provided during checkin. And it’s misguided me and I loose checkin baggage. Very disappointed with overall process."

Cons: "1. Had to check out baggage in Delhi, instead of through checkin to final destination 2. one of the baggage was lost 3. took 45 mins to check in at the air india counter for seating and my seat was separate from my child 4. audio was not working for the entertainment"

Cons: "Both flights started and reached late. Very inconvenient."

Pros: "No turbulence. Great flying experience."
Cons: "I disliked nothing."

Pros: "Boarding and disembarking was fairly quick. Movie selection. Points were lost on food and comfort because it is airplane food and you are on an airplane for 15 hours. Nothing against Air India."
Cons: "I would have liked the drink service to come around more often on the flight."

Pros: "Spacious seats, short duration."
Cons: "Food can be better."

Cons: "Bags took 45 minutes to arrive in Kolkata"

Cons: "1. My chair back was not reclining fully 2. The tray table was a bit broken 3. The inflight entertainment system was terribly to navigate 4. the sound on the entertainment system was not great. 5. In the bathrooms the toilet paper and seat covers were not regularly replaced. 6. I got breakfast at 8am and then beverages at 2.30pm and lunch at 3pm. This left me terribly hungry and exhausted."

Cons: "Very old flights. Half the seats in business class are broken and don’t function. The cushion is to firm and caused body aches"

Pros: "Very rude and no interest in their job."

Cons: "Old plane, dirty toilets, not working properly, The entertainment was not working throughout the flight to India, and the staff couldn’t fix it. I will not travel again by Air India"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Staff are surly. Planes are grubby. Flights were late. Won't be using AI ever again"

Pros: "Took off on time"
Cons: "Pathetic seats, cleanliness and staff behavior"

Cons: "Entertainment section doesn't seem to get update frequently. There were not any new movies. Food was not upto the mark. Given the fact that it s international flight for 12 hrs there was no toiletry or blanket provided. Seats could have seen better life then what they were in. There was no leg room if I keep water bottle in the front seat pocket."

Pros: "Travel schedule & landing before time."

Cons: "Display screens didn’t work properly and one had to Press on random points on the screen to get the movie screen going"

Cons: "Entertainment system was down for 90% of the passengers. The aircraft was very old and some of the seats were held together by duct tape !! The staff was polite but quite inept at hospitality. Will not be flying air India"

Pros: "Boarding process was excellent."
Cons: "Broken seats everywhere"

Cons: "I did not like the fact that Kayak sold me a business class ticket when there was only economy on the flight. That is fraud. No other word for that. Please explain dear Kayak"

Pros: "It is simply convenient"
Cons: "I am ok with all type of services they provide."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "there is no respect to customers."

Pros: "Food & Comfort"
Cons: "Boarding Gates of the domestic return flight from BOM to CCU kept changing every 5minutes in the display board. Also, after boarding each of the flight, the took off was not done on the scheduled time."

Cons: "The seats were broken with large cracks visible. The arm rest was also broken with a metal protruding out. There were many seats in the same broken state. The entertainment system in my seat was not working. The quality for the aircraft was not great and seemed very old."

Cons: "I placed a meal request on their website but they were clueless and did not serve it on both sectors, Hyd - Sfo & Sfo - Hyd!"

Cons: "dirty flight bad service as usual"

Pros: "I liked the newer 777 flight from Delhi to Hyd"
Cons: "The flight was in a really poor condition, not clean, monitors were broken, the headphones did not work well. But the flight from Delhi was great and no complaints there at all"

Cons: "The flight was 2 hour late to start with; because of this I missed my train for my onward journey Then half of the tv screens weren't working. Either audio or video problem The staff was rude and food mediocre."

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