Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chennai to Kenya
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The cheapest ticket to Kenya from Chennai found in the last 72 hours was ₹ 19,410 one-way, and ₹ 50,350 round-trip. The most popular route is from Chennai to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was ₹ 19,410.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "smoothing take off and landing"
Cons: "Food quality and variety is not good. Also, their serving speed is very poor. Boarding should be more informed and more organized upfront."
Pros: "Staff were accommodating and considerate, great flight!"
Pros: "Everything.. will do it again!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "It was all good"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Bassinet seats could be bigger for comfort with an infant."
Pros: "Empty plane."
Cons: "Service very reactive, particularly with so few passengers."
Pros: "Qatar Airlines treats you very nicely and doesn’t try to charge for little extras. They include the nice extras as part of your travel experience with them. I highly recommend Qatar!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and delightful."
Cons: "The crew was amazing and delightful but should provide food to kids first before even those special diet or vegetarians."
Pros: "The attendants were great."
Cons: "The food on all 4 flights was ok. Could have been more interesting recipes and dessert. The seats on all flights were consistently hard and stiff. It was impossible to get a decent rest because of that as well as the areas being pretty cramped."
Pros: "Great flight in-service was fantastic. I didn’t use the entertainment service because is the old movies."
Cons: "Please include Nigerian and Ghana movies"
Cons: "Many of the entertainment systems were broken."
Cons: "Seat comfort was not very good.. and food was bad"
Pros: "service attitude"
Cons: "Crew members are waking up for lunch and breakfast but not for snacks and other beverages. We are feeling hungry later. we aren't knowing when they ll provide."
Pros: "Crew was not mean"
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, entertainment screen had poor picture quality, eggs were black, stank + inedible, long bathroom lines , a child screamed most of the flight, no internet, couldn’t change phone, checked bags damaged - handles ripped off!!!"
Cons: "I get the safety thing with the window blinds but wish if it was 40 degrees outside they would let you close them until the plane takes off"
Pros: "While my Qatar airways flight from Houston to Doha (# 714) was almost perfect, flight #1335 from Doha to Nairobi was a huge disappointment."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't seem to know what they were doing, food ran out before i got any breakfast, the IFE system for my seat didn't work,"
Pros: "Last row seats are never optimal but tha flight attendants were above par!!!"
Cons: "Wonderful people! Cannot day enough about the difference that makes."
Pros: "God was good. Staff was efficient"
Cons: "Seat comfort was terrible. Too narrow. Crew were efficient but were not cordial."
Pros: "Food was delicious as always the crew never disppointed me always made me happy there’s very very good trained"
Cons: "I have nothing I dislike from Chennai to Doha it was only 5 hour journey so I was so comfy"
Cons: "Unfortunately, my baggage was lost on this flight, which will make it very difficult to climb Kilimanjaro!"
Pros: "great service from flight attendnants."
Cons: "Old aircraft for flight from Doha to Nairobi, no personal entertainment etc."
Cons: "Again had to wait for the flight for 8 hrs due to change in flight time with no explanation"
Pros: "The long flight from Houston to Doha was good."
Cons: "The short flight from Doha to Nairobi was uncomfortably because of dry air in the plane."
Pros: "Flight service"
Cons: "I missed my flight from Nairobi to kisumu"
Pros: "Great Staff"
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meals needs some improvement. Lack of Africans as part of the crew."
Cons: "No internet"
Cons: "The food options was bad...during my trip asked for certain meal they claim that they are out of it. I also did not like how they check you into room in Doha & Chennai way before boarding time that time could have used for shopping instead of sitting in the room."
Cons: "Plane was full with some annoying passangers near me. The plane was not very new/clean."
Pros: "In-flight treatment"
Cons: "The seat"
Cons: "Old plane treating the Africans like poor people of no value .. All other Qatar flights have newer aircrafts"
Cons: "Great service. Courteous staff. Professional and well groomed crew unlike some US carriers. Decent beverage and food offerings in biz. Badly outdated IFE system."
Pros: "This review is for return travel from ATL to MAA (Chennai, India) and back. Route: ATL-DOH: about 14.5 hrs; DOH-MAA: about 4.5 hrs; Likes: 1. Baggage check-in process was simple and easy. 2. Meal preferences was good - I'm a vegetarian and on the onward journey forgot to specify the meal preference but the crew had enough inventory to meat the requirements. 3. Every seat was provided with a small plastic pouch/packet/goodie bag that consisted of a eye mask (very thoughtful), pair of sock, toothpaste+brush (very thoughtful), hand cream. This was very useful and effective. 4. Entertainment - options were good and current."
Cons: "Dislikes: 1. Online check-in wasnt easy; towards the end of the process, there is an option to email the boarding pass but this never worked. Not sure if this is something to do with the browser (tried with Firefox, Opera) 2. It would have been good, as part of the online check-in, if the users reminded to specify the meal preferences, etc. I forgot to specify the meal preferences but thankfully the crew had enough of what I wanted. 3. Take a relook at the packaging of the toothpaste tube in the goodie bag. It was sealed in such a way that it was difficult to open it w/o a sharp object. This should have been easier. 4. Seats were the worst part - poor legroom. Worst, the seat cushion is the worst. I think it was just a fabric over a metal seat with minimalist of cushion. ATL to DOH leg was the worst (and the longest leg of the trip). Unless you have open seats next to you it would be a back breaking and painful trip. Seat comfort wise, I would rate Qatar as the worst. Luckily on the return leg (DOH-ATL) next two seats to mine was empty, so was able to stretch and sleep well. DOH-MAA or MAA-DOH seating was little better (think its a older plane; newer planes have worst seats) 5. The website was damn slow while accessing from overseas. Even in the US, at times the website hangs-up, freezes or spins often. 6. Food was ok -dinner and lunch but minimalistic; I didnt see any specific breakfast menu or any coffee served separately (was part of beverage option during lunch or dinner) 7. There was no alert, communication, notification, reminder of upcoming trip via email or text, etc. Many airlines does this very often but Qatar was totally silent on it (they did have my email during checkin). Not sure why."
Pros: "I enjoyed my flight overall with good service by the attendants. Additionally, the food quality was good for an economy meal."
Cons: "long layover and very tight seat conditions were my only big complaints."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and patient. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "The plane was small and cramped. The food was mediocre and could have been more creative"
Pros: "Got upgraded to Business Class :-)"
Cons: "Not much of Movies options to watch"
Cons: "Security. They sealed my iPad for special screening but didn't mention they needed kindle as well so I had to repeat security screening in Doha twice."
Cons: "Flight was advertised on kayak as having wifi and electrical outlets for devices and did not have either."
Cons: "Flight was delayed materially with little forewarning Service was poor"
Pros: "Crew was great. Very helpful and caring"
Cons: "Flying in and out of Doha and being marked for yet another deep search was so frustrating"
Cons: "I didn't have much time on my layover, i would've expected the transfer to be better."
Pros: "They make you feel welcome like you are a big deal unlike most US airlines. Ticamporn was a great hostess especially . Food was great as well."
Cons: "Boarding in India is never smooth, no difference here"
Pros: "I liked that it was empty and I could lie down."
Pros: "About the same vegetarian food was served at almost every meal of the 13 hour flight."
Cons: "Need to provide more variety in food for long-haul flights. The food was not at all appetizing. ---- Entertainment should have more choices."
Pros: "Roomy seats & clean appearance and modern cabin."
Cons: "This is an isolated experience on Qatar but a couple of the crew members had poor attitudes. One flight attendant talked down to passengers during boarding and while serving. Another flight attendant acted as if if she was being inconvenienced when asked for water. The seat did not function properly. It would recline on its own which caused constant adjustment throughout the flight."
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "One economy cabin as packed with people and the other economy cabin had only 1 person per row. Spread people out more so that they aren't really uncomfortable for a 12 hour flight."
Pros: "Crew was helpful. Leg room is good. Overall the flight was good."
Cons: "Food could be better. Got Pizza for snack both ways. Could have been changed, and with 16 hours non stop, water should be offered more often. Although we can go get it ourselves, don't want to disturb others in the seat row to get snacks or water."
Cons: "For economy, maybe more variety on meals ?"
Cons: "It was ok"
Pros: "The crew were awesome. I was very comfortable."
Cons: "Luggage claim in chennai airport is horrible"
Pros: "Good was good and entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "Crew service"
Pros: "Amazing crew. Seat upgraded to business class. Superb service and comfort!"
Pros: "The seating was comfortable with nice ambience."
Cons: "The crew was polite in talking but arrogant in nature."
Pros: "Very professional and courteous crew..."
Pros: "The crew.. And the quality of the aircraft. Plus the on time departure and arrival was fantastic"
Cons: "The TV show collection was a bit of a letdown"
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Cabin crew seemed less approachable than usual"
Pros: "On time, chose the raw meal which was excellent."
Cons: "Beverage service was minimal even after requests"
Pros: "I liked the Inflight entertainment and the crew were hospitable and courteous"
Pros: "Only thing I liked in this flight was food."
Cons: "Starting from boarding this flight was a problem. we had a infant(18 month old) sleeping in our arms as the flight was at 3:30 Am and was delayed by an hour. There was not priority boarding for elderly and people with kids. We had to wait in queue holding our carry ons as well as the kid. As we were last in boarding it was hard to find a closest spot for our carry on. Crew would not respond for about 10 mins or so( not during take off or landing) this was during mid flight when there was no turbulence(seat belt sign was off). We asked for a veg meal instead of baby food as our kid eats solids and she does not like instant baby food's. We requested this when we booked her ticket , she was not even given food luckily we had some milk powder and water bottle. Really bad experience with Emirates"
Cons: "Screens (for in-flight entertainment) kept freezing, not as much legroom as previous flights (BKK-DXB, DXB-SIN, NBO-DXB) on Emirates"
Cons: "We were seated towards the back of the economy class and by the time the crew reached us, they ran out of the menu options and we were forced to take left overs"
Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "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."
Pros: "Nothing to like"
Cons: "The Emirates and the crew they are rude not a good plane to travel with they charge me $700 more rude service I hate the service I made a big mistake taking that plane"
Cons: "There was no option during check in to request meal options- ex vegetarian request."
Pros: "Everything was well organized.."
Pros: "Entertainment and drinks."
Cons: "My suitcase wasn't delayed by a day, despite having a 16 hour lay over and came damaged! Noone from emirates is responding to my emails!"
Pros: "The service we received from crew was excellent"
Cons: "Actually we enjoyed everything about emirates"
Pros: "We landed ahead of time"
Cons: "Less legroom than A380 which became slightly claustrophobic at times. Meal choice limited they ran out of one choice fairly early in the service"
Pros: "The food was better than others and beverages were served often. In flight entertainment options were impressive."
Cons: "There was so little leg room that my knees touched the seat in front of me. Everyone in the row had to get out for the window person to use the bathroom."
Pros: "Quality of service"
Cons: "Older version of the Boeing 777"
Pros: "I traveled between New York and Chennai with layover in Dubai. 1.Flight experience was excellent between Dubai to New York (JFK)"
Cons: "1.the seat that i had on Flight from New York to Dubai was cramped,it had a decent entertainment system though. 2. Between Chennai to Dubai ,Flight experience was not good, Seating and entertainment in particular was not good , it was too cramped and too much glare on the TV screen, probably because i had a window seat."
Cons: "Boarding at Dubai was like a disaster"
Pros: "General performance is good. Maintain the timing of arrival also the departure in Dubai as well as in the Boston .crew are good."
Cons: "The food served.it should at least contains south Indian food .generally it's OK."
Pros: "overall I was comfortable. My food was good."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "travel was pleasant"
Pros: "Great service and staff, best food I've had on an airline, great legroom in economy. Overall awesome, in my opinion."
Cons: "I waited in queue for almost 4 hours to get past security. While watching people cut the line, airport officials taking bribe and allowing some people to cut the line and more. i did not have enough time to purchase from the duty free store in chennai and since my flight from chennai was late it landed late in Dubai so I did not have any time to purchase anything in dubai duty free before my connecting flight. I reached airport 4 hours before departure and I get treated like this, horrible service."
Pros: "The staff who checked me in at chennai were rude and unhelpful. They spoke in an unacceptable manner - when asking why about my baggage weight. Discriminating against musicians - rude to women. Very poor experience. I did not even get a receipt for my extra baggage for which I paid 50 usd."
Cons: "Rude staff at ground on chennai and seeking to make money, discriminatory"
Pros: "Entertainment selection and legroom were good Entertainment selection included recent movies in various languages and premium TV shows."
Cons: "Legroom in economy was good; however, seat width wasn't. You rub elbows with your neighbors while eating. Asian vegetarian meals were nauseatingly spicy - not the "hot" spicy type, but the cinnamon/cardamom overuse type. Most crew members gave a cold shoulder to passengers."
Cons: "food was not served on time. crew was not attentive. didnt respond properly"
Pros: "I liked the crew and the attitude of staff"
Cons: "All flights were delayed Boarding experience is not that great Not sufficient leg room, so cramped up Food was very average"
Pros: "Very professional and very good in customer care"
Pros: "Cabin crew service was good, couple were too good Too good"
Cons: "Streamline boarding process"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Crew is not responding properly"
Pros: "Connection flights less time spent in transit"
Cons: "Crew not very friendly"
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: "I have heard my friends complain about the baggage check in process for the middle eastern flights was worst..but emirates were actually very helpful with the procees."
Cons: "Good and entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Took good care of wheelchair bound passengers. Landings on this trip were exceptionally impressive."
Cons: "The entertainment system isn’t the greatest, but in the iPad era this is not a big negative."
Cons: "Since it is our Airlines priority should have been given to its passengers. Flight was awfully delayed thereby wasting more than half a day. Return flight was worse. We landed at 1.30 pm and luggage was not in the belt it was supposed to be as announced . It’s a shame that we had to endure sleepless nights and miserable time in the airport. Swore never to travel by AirIndia again."
Pros: "Aircraft and schedule"
Cons: "Entertainment and food could have been better. Not lot of options in the entertainment. Indian food offered in other airlines such as Emirates and British Airways have been better than what has been offered in native Air India flight"
Cons: "Flight attendants that do cater your needs"
Pros: "Flight in Time"
Pros: "Good value/price. Baggage retrieval time quick."
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Pros: "Again, I did not require much service."
Cons: "An on time departure would have been preferred."
Pros: "Very professional crew."
Pros: "Great experience - very relaxing"
Cons: "Leg room was poor. All the aisle and window seats were being sold at extra rates. Entertainment system was pre-historic with very limited choices. Food was bland and nothing appealing. The staff, for most part was invisible. They appeared during the serving of the meals and then vanished."
Pros: "Actually ther nothing to like except it’s a direct flight"
Cons: "The service is very very poor compared with any other competitor in each and every aspect including fare and service. They should be ashamed to charge/ sell the seats which have problems. The entertainment system wasn’t working for me for a paid seat and unfortunately they also couldn’t turn it off completely until half of my journey and finally they covered the monitors with blankets to stop the light so that we were able to sleep just for 3 hours out of 15 hour journey. Again this is for a paid seat and they proudly say it’s the same issue for atleast 40% of the seats"
Pros: "Flt on time Boarding easy Seats comfortable Few changes and I would love to fly again"
Pros: "normal all ok."
Pros: "Staff were courteous and well mannered. Food was good"
Cons: "Seat covers are soiled"
Cons: "Same old movies....no recent entertaining movies especially regional movies in telugu"
Pros: "Short but comfortable flight. Staff were friendly and attentive"
Cons: "Delay wasn’t announced until almost close to scheduled departure time"
Pros: "Reasonable, based on reviews I expected worse"
Cons: "Flight was hour and a half late. Seats in business class didn’t recline much"
Pros: "non stop flight from Delhi to Chicago Food was ok boarding was quick"
Cons: "Rest rooms maintained poor, did not get tp refills too many crying babies Entertainment system was not working properly in my seat. Seat lights were not working"
Cons: "The interior of the economy was very dirty and upon entering the plane I can sense that they had not cleaned it after the flight’s previous use."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "CREW GOT ME A WHEELCHAIR SMOOTHLY WHEN REQUESTED."
Cons: "I WAS NEVER TOLD MY DOMESTIC FLIGHT WOULD DEPART FROM THE CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!!"
Pros: "Good crew members"
Cons: "Fewer entertainment options"
Cons: "Transit in Delhi with in 1 and half hour was hectic. And some of the remote control button for TV did not work"
Cons: "Delayed flight, All time everytime. Missed my connecting flight because of the delay"
Pros: "The staff were polite and the food was good!"
Pros: "In general, comfortable seats, decent service and okay food, ."
Cons: "Seats can be bit more comfortable"
Pros: "I like everything"
Cons: "No comment, everything is good"
Pros: "Counter was very crowded with last minute arrival for some flights, check in desk diverted them to couple of counters for fast processing and kept general lane open for early checking for folks like me. nice job."
Pros: "Business Class, food, level of service, quiet."
Cons: "No WiFi ??????"
Cons: "really TOO cold"
Cons: "The vegetarian menu was boring. A horrid sandwich, terrible croissants, dry breadrolls, potatoes at every meal. No Cabin crew available except during take off and landing and meal service. They were all hidden in the rear of the plane. Rude when came after being called for 30 minutes. No beverages or even water offered except during beverage service. No Wi-Fi, wired remote control in each seat defective. Touch screen not working. Dirty bathrooms. Aged upholstery and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Broken movie screens, tray tables, dirty seats and poor food."
Pros: "Kind, and caring"
Cons: "Sprit of love"
Pros: "Good responsive crew and food"
Cons: "Nothing to report in specific since this is a very short flight"
Pros: "No coffee service after meal Morning breahfast limited choices Coffee when served was less than lukewarm"
Pros: "Needs more hygiene! Should have a sign in wash room to notify passengers to maintain it well"
Pros: "On time arrival inspite of an hour delay in takeoff. Nice entertainment. Movies were plentiful to choose from."
Cons: "Upholstery could be modernized."
Pros: "Overall procedure was smooth and the staff was courteous"
Cons: "Food was not up to the mark. The flight was an old one."
Cons: "The bathrooms were really bad; they were dirty and water clogged within an hour of take off. Also the cabinets in the bathrooms were broken and stuck in place using scotch tape that was peeling off."
Pros: "The flight boarded on time and landed on time"
Cons: "The seats, too much aircraft noise.... food quality is poor. The entertainment choices are very limited"
Pros: "Crew was courteous"
Cons: "Very tough to get seats via web check in. Parties get split unnecessarily."
Pros: "Overall it was good. Cabin crew, punctuality."
Cons: "You did not offer the 50% discount meant for senior citizens provided by Airindia. Pls do the needful to refund that amount to me."
Pros: "Short Flight duration"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment form EWR to MAA. Unclean toilets, torn seats and very rude flight staff"
Pros: "The food served at lunch"
Cons: "After flight was delayed and arrived late we went to the ticket agent to get our missed flight rescheduled. After almost an hour they hadn't completed a single correction. After 90 minutes of fuming they rebooked us for the following day and put us up in the crappiest, dirtiest, noisiest budget hotel we've stayed in over 6 months in India, Myanmar and Thailand."
Pros: "Food is good.. and overall travel experience is also nice"
Cons: "The transit in Delhi require change of baggage. It will be better if they transfer completely throughout the travel"
Pros: "Around 10:30 am passengers on my flight who did not have any checkin luggage were offered an earlier flight, which was excellent and quick thinking."
Cons: "It was Boghi in Chennai on the day of my travel unfortunately and smog filled the air reducing visibility for all. The flight was originally scheduled for 9:30 AM and was, understandably, severely delayed even by the time I arrived at the airport. It would be ignorant of me to fault the airlines for abiding by safety regulations enforced by ATC. The execution of the plane transfer could have been far better. I strongly suggest that a procedure is written to reduce stress for all parties involved in such situations. It seemed quite unprofessional as there were passengers waiting, confused about what to do next as we weren't given clear instructions on how to transfer terminals, go through security checks, and acquire the appropriate boarding passes. While the air india employees were agile in their actions, they were visibly uncertain, which did not inspire confidence in us passengers. Once I had boarded the alternate flight, I was appreciative, but I strongly suggest that for everyone's sake a precedent is set."
Pros: "I didn't know that we were allowed to land in a random city. Also, when we missed our connection because of the delays, they lied to us about other airlines not havin availability."
Pros: "Courteous staff. On time arrival and departure and smooth flight. I have been flying Airindia for 40+years both domestic and International"
Pros: "We liked the courtesy of the staff (ground and air) loved the checkin luggage allowance of 25 kgs instead of 15 kgs in all other Indian airlines except jet air and free food"
Cons: "No complaints"
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