Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Madurai to Chennai
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The average direct flight takes 0h 55m, covering a distance of 417 km.
There are 42 (direct) flights between Madurai and Chennai per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air India (₹ 1,844) and IndiGo (₹ 2,138), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on IndiGo (₹ 3,540) and Air India (₹ 3,761).
IndiGo (5 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Madurai to Chennai, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chennai back to Madurai , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Madurai you will be using Madurai, often referred to as Madurai Airport. You will be landing at Chennai, also known as Chennai Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Basically nothing"
Cons: "They should do announcements properly, and the crew attitude is awful."
Cons: "The website does not describe baggage allowance clearly as compared to other airlines. It lists “excess baggage weight” but not the 15kg limit. The choice of 15kg as the limit is a BIG problem for international travelers who may be coming for longer stays. Air India has a much friendlier policy for checked and carryon baggage and I would choose it by far. We were charged for every kilo even though prepay options online were not user friendly. 4 thumbs down, way down."
Pros: "The seat was really bad and the crew didn't make any effort to dim the lights for about 75% of the journey. I would say an international flight on a low-cost carrier like Indigo should be avoided."
Cons: "if the cabin crew had been a little more cooperative, this flight could have been better"
Pros: "We arrived at the departure gate at 8 am, to be told it was closed for a flight at 8:25 am. We had to purchase a replacement flight 12 hours later. Same airline indigo. Flight 6E6314. Two tickets"
Pros: "Punctuality and cleanliness."
Cons: "No comments."
Pros: "nothing, they did provide us with refreshments for flight delay."
Cons: "everything has to be improved"
Pros: "Punctuality, cabin crew and cleanliness."
Cons: "Check in at Mumbai needs to be better coordinated."
Pros: "Punctuality and professional service."
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "Punctuality, and professional service."
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "We arrived"
Cons: "The flight was an hour late on departure pushing the international flight timeline a bit too narrow."
Cons: "Worst crew. Very arrogant"
Cons: "Flight 6E 188 to Chennai supposed to leave at 6.20 AM got cancelled by airliner. Lot of discomforts faced. Indigo should pay me penalties to me by three times the charge."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "45 minutes in the checking queue. And long queue at the boarding gates. Please get your act together. All it takes is a little forethought and efficiency — not many people looking busy and doing the same thing."
Pros: "Seat is as good as a concrete slab of a park bench."
Cons: "Late departure. No communication to passengers. Taking passengers to aircraft in a bus before it is ready and making them wait for a long time. In fact the passengers from incoming flight were disembarking when we were taken to the aircraft. Last week also it was the same story."
Cons: "Waited close to an hour for collecting baggage at the terminal"
Cons: "Could have been on time"
Cons: "Legspace for passengers"
Cons: "In hurry to turn around aircraft, the tray table and aircraft was not cleaned. Boarding started and passengers were made to stand in queue even before the aricraft was cleaned, causing avoidable inconvenience."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "People requesting to switch seats"
Pros: "The flight was delayed & we were not informed over announcement or SMS. We were kept waiting standing in Que for 45 minutes assuring every 5 min that we will board. I am a senior citizen & diabetic. My medicine & insulin routine was upset. If I would have known earlier of the delay I would had my meal & insulin in Airport."
Cons: "The crew, Cleanliness"
Pros: "Clean comfy seats Attentive and polite staff"
Cons: "Very delayed. Refreshments were offered after we had already bought them ourselves!"
Pros: "Reached before time!"
Cons: "Luggage lost. No apologies, no compensation"
Cons: "Lost my luggage due to mistake at check in desk"
Pros: "Air hostess service and flight timings"
Cons: "Announcements should be in local language primarily. Crew was not friendly. No smiles on any of the crew members."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats. Small and hard"
Cons: "Boarding process can be improved. Clarity of announcements from crew needed as well"
Pros: "No delay proffesioal staff and efficient work and space"
Pros: "Very smooth trip. Efficient control"
Cons: "Boarding was late so flight was 20 minutes late at Delhi"
Cons: "We are foreign students and when we purchased our ticket we were not given the option to buy a student price ticket in Kayak or at the indigo counter at the new delhi airport. We were charged 3000rps each for overweight luggage and the staff at the check in counter in Jaipur were really rude about it. After having paid an extra 3000 rps which was almost like buying another flight ticket to new Delhi for just a 35 min flight, our flight was 1 hour delayed!! Definitely we will NEVER fly with indigo again!!!"
Pros: "The people"
Cons: "The seats, it was too warm. Being herded into busus like cattle."
Pros: "On time and before time"
Cons: "Flight was two hours late"
Cons: "Paid twice us much for luggage as the plane ticket. Also asked if we wanted a drink and then charged us. Didn't tell us it cost until had and opened the drink. I understand it's a cheap airline and that happens, but would have appreciated telling us ahead of time. Also couldnt get boarding passes online. Will avoid this airline in the future."
Cons: "Delay from in DEL caused a missed connection."
Pros: "Cabin staff very efficient and pleasant. Very punctual flight times. What food I purchased was fresh and reasonably priced."
Cons: "Seats were a bit hard"
Pros: "What a great airline! On time, safe, good service, and really cool brand."
Cons: "Limiting the free baggage allowance to 15 kg is quite difficult to meet when you are a foreigner visiting India. The cost for extra weight is very expensive."
Pros: "All great !"
Cons: "Arrive Chennai after 26 hrs of two flights. Not clear need totransfer to nearby domestic terminal, nor how to get there. Kayak didn't inform me of how to claim my eticket which they had booked thru 3rd party "Kiwi" in Brno, using a credit card number not my own. Had to show my pre printed invoice to claim my "E"-ticket. Stress-inducing, not relaxing, but not a catastrophy."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Pros: "The cabin crew didn’t even ask us for water. We were yelled at by Anoop T working for indigo airlines at Trivandrum airport. He was drunk and unnecessarily charged us for baggage check in when clearly our tickets stated that no extra baggage charges are applicable. The third party through which we booed our flight generated 3 PNRs and Anoop claimed that he will charge us for baggage check in. He was impatient, rude and drunk."
Cons: "The cabin crew didn’t even ask us for water. We were yelled at by Anoop T working for indigo airlines at Trivandrum airport. He was drunk and unnecessarily charged us for baggage check in when clearly our tickets stated that no extra baggage charges are applicable. The third party through which we booed our flight generated 3 PNRs and Anoop claimed that he will charge us for baggage check in. He was impatient, rude and drunk."
Pros: "Indigo Airport and Crew all very professional and welcoming."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Boarding was a mess, aircraft not ready, waited in the bus. Food service was horribly slow. On row 5, took 45 minutes to get a glass of water. Leading aborted close to runway, took of again before touchdown at Chennai, then turned around and landed safely after 15 minutes. No explanation by the crew."
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Amazing crew. Professional"
Pros: "The crew was amazing but the seat was too close, very little leg room"
Cons: "Food was strictly Indian, not for an international chooice"
Pros: "We arrived"
Cons: "The boarding process was chaos The plane was old and dirty The crew was helpless There was no gate Will avoid spicejet. It’s my first time in India"
Pros: "Staff was great, seat to be desired"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Good team on the aircraft"
Cons: "Terrible at communicating of delays. We were left wondering what was going on for 3 hours."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "I purchased seat 4D. Boarded and found that there was no 4D, 4e, 4f. After some chaos they found us alternatives but no Apologies, understanding or accommodation for the inconvenience."
Cons: "No Entertainment very noisy plane ..didn’t give a blanket also"
Cons: "Cramped seating. No recline Ended up with sore leg after only 01:10 flight. Security at PNY ludicrous. They tie your luggage with plastic ties. Once at the hotel you need scissors or a knife to open it, and guess what, because of security, your sharp objects are inside the luggage! I understand that it creates jobs, but frankly I cannot see the added value of this procedure in terms of security... On the light side, there is a very formal notice listing people excluded from security procedures, including the President, [...] former prime ministers and their spouses (!), and .... the Dalai Lama!"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The boarding could have been swifter."
Pros: "Nothing much - just value for money."
Cons: "Seat in front of mine was broken - too leaned backwards to me. Though they notified to prepone the flight time by 15 minutes but in reality it was delayed by 20 minutes!"
Pros: "No use of booking spicemax .. you are treated just like another passenger. No priority on anything."
Pros: "The flight was short."
Cons: "The legroom was amusing at best. Had an exit row seat that wasn’t as wide as even a normal economy seat. It was a cheap and short flight, but I won’t choose to fly this airline ever again."
Pros: "Price and schedule"
Cons: "Ability to use international credit card to pay for extra services when checking in online"
Pros: "Seats and the airplane, in general, was very dirty. Some of seat parts were falling and my back rest wouldn't rest straight, it can only be in the reclined position."
Cons: "A clean airplane would go a long way."
Cons: "Rude unresponsive and uncaring. I will never fly SpiceJet again."
Cons: "Flight was canceled and I was given no notice. I was not offered another flight till almost a week later, was forced to buy a more expensive flight and will not be reimbursed the difference."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Very unhappy with baggge policy as Spicejet made me pay Rupees 1600 for three kilos"
Cons: "I was denied boarding the plane with my voucher/eticket. The gate agent said that I had to produce a MasterCard ending in 6794 to board the flight. I do not own a MasterCard"
Pros: "It was an instrument of torture with so little leg room, I thought it was a joke at first. This, like other scummy budget airlines ram as many rows of seats in as possible, to make more more money. Pure greed scumbags; another airline on the no fly list for me."
Cons: "STOP RAMMING THE AIRCRAFT WITH AS MANY ROWS AS POSSIBLE. It’s torture for anyone without midget legs. DO NOT fly with SpiceJet if you have the nerve to have been born tall. It should be illegal"
Cons: "The flight was already delayed by 2 hours than its scheduled time despite that there was an additional delay of 60 mins and the reasons provided by the ground staff were absurd, none of the Cabin crew members are courteous, they seem to be frowning or in a mourning as if lost some one"
Cons: "Check-In in Bangalore was a long tedious process. Boarding process was alright. Onboard service was at par with indigo and go-air. Luggage came out late at Pune airport. This experience was good enough to never fly spice jet again."
Pros: "Comfort, cleanliness ,check in."
Cons: "I was refused food as the stewardess did not have change for ₹500:- & cost of food was ₹200/- odd. Being diabetic I had to go without my insulin.. Luggage arrived quite late in Kolkata."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Poor service by the airline desk staff. They have no consideration for international passengers on baggage weight."
Pros: "Any other airlines but not SpiceJet"
Cons: "Long story. Have international flight with 2 pieces of 23 kgs luggage from Bangalore from Hyderabad. But at Hyderabad this guy who is not quailed to print boarding passes made me to check in my carry in bag because they won’t allow a laptop bag and charged me 6,000 rupees. Ridiculous. Their website misleads. They just rip you off. Worst airlines and shameful for airline industry. If Indian government don’t regulate these scams, will loose lot of tourist"
Cons: "No food, low leg space. Very long boarding (back seats first, inaudible announcement of which rows should go now, and still very long)."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. The luggage took too long."
Pros: "Very courteous service and yummy onboard food"
Pros: "The best thing about this airline was getting off it at the destination"
Cons: "Everything! Aircraft seating poor! Cabin crew poor! Slow on board service! Bar service not stocked didn't even have soft drinks"
Pros: "Efficient and orderly."
Cons: "Boarding should start only when the plane is ready to board. A very l9ng queue could be avoided."
Cons: "The catering magazine gives a lot of food choices but in reality I could not get any of the 3 options I asked for. The boarding is very haphazard. The queue of people is not controlled at all."
Pros: "Punctual and safe flight. Regular service for a budget carrier."
Cons: "This is not a good choice for international travelers. Spicejet is a low cost carrier with a 15kg baggage allowance. I guess most international tourists like me have more to carry. I had 23 kg and ended up paying almost twice the amount of the ticket price. So I think it is better to fly with regular carriers such as Air India."
Cons: "Hopeless and endless waiting time !! I would have rather reached the destination faster by railways rather than flying"
Pros: "Inflight service"
Cons: "Old Plan"
Cons: "I was disappointed to first learn that my flight booking did not include ANY checked bags. It was not shown in any fare comparisons. So I again logged in with KIWI.com and added one checked bags for equivalent of Rupees 400 for the flight. When I was checking in for the flight that, the agent told me that they have no record of my paying the baggage fee, I showed him the receipt that showed the inclusion of check baggage. He was rude, refused to call the manager and I had to pay another 400 rupees in cash. I want KIWI or you to refund my baggage fee paid by my credit card or I will take up the case with my credit card company, I will not recommend any one to do business with both KIWI.com and Spicejet.."
Pros: "Not a lot. . They served drinks but 15 mins before landing when pilot was about to start his landing announcement. The crew did try hard though."
Cons: "Crowding, boarding procedures, no seat belts for infants."
Pros: "Not much. A seat? Free cup of water? The 737? Safety. The drill, and cabin check, was mostly up to international standards. The crew were trying hard."
Cons: "No seat belts for infants. No actual control over size or number of hand baggage. The 15kg weight allowance for stowed baggage (that no one told me about) but I did like the way one could pay for excess at the check in desk. strange that refreshments were served 15 mins before arrival exactly when the pilot started his landing announcement on both legs I travelled. On the longer leg they were also offered earlier it is true, so it seemed especially odd to serve again then."
Pros: "The Flight was comfortable and our Infant Kid enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "Tuticorin Ground Staff Mr Lingadurai was very RUDE"
Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "On a flight that costs roughly 9,000 INR, for one way, it is completely unreasonable for them not to provide food. Granted, it was booked at the last minute, but as a token of good will for the amount of money we are putting in, they should provide food for them."
Cons: "Extremely poor customer service."
Cons: "The check in counter staff at the Spicejet counter at Tuticorin airport is the worst I have ever seen. The guy was rude and unwilling to let me take my carry on luggage which was 8.5 kgs even though I have no check in luggage. Terrible attitude and worst customer service ever!"
Cons: "Delayed by 90 minutes You luggage got fully damaged Who will pay for that Bitter experience had never ever in any flights"
Pros: "Friendly staff, helpful. Quick boarding and departure."
Cons: "Gate changed 3 times and ended up being incorrect. Not much room on the small plane."
Pros: "Air flight girks"
Cons: "Rude on ticket counter. I am English speaking, He was insisting me to understanding in TAMIL. WEIGHT LAGUAGE MORE KG to make money. Lie to give me a window seat."
Pros: "our taxi got caught in traffic and we were late to the airport. But the plane was late in arriving and therefore in leaving as well. The crew working quickly and efficiently to board us all and they were all very nice."
Pros: "We arrived on time."
Cons: "The plane was old..."
Pros: "It was very nice"
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."
Pros: "Food served!"
Cons: "No leaky fluid from bin top."
Pros: "The crew was very nice, but I did not require a lot of attention."
Pros: "Well organised and systematic"
Cons: "We missed the connecting flight because of late departure in Chicago In india we are kind of staying the airport for our Chennai connecting flight We are here to attend my nephew’s wedding but we will miss part of the event due to this"
Pros: "Captains message totally unaudiable"
Cons: "Some entertainment and refreshments"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by up to 8 hours. Apparently, this was not a one-off - Air India flights from IAD to DEL have historically had delays of 3+ pretty much every day."
Pros: "On time on both ends, good tea; very calm"
Pros: "It's very good above all"
Cons: "Entertainment not their"
Cons: "I had to elbow people who refused to queue to get to the ticket counter when my row was called. Flight was 10 mins late boarding. The plane is run-down looking."
Cons: "I was travelling with my 9month old baby and crew wasn't accommodating at all. They wouldn't give me hot water for making milk for my kid, wouldn't let me hold her in baby carrier (WHICH IS ALLOWED) and weren't helping me AT ALL."
Cons: "Very bad handling of passengers the way of handling the situation as a stewardess or air hostess was bad a very bad reputation for the great Air India first time such experience"
Pros: "Service, food, comfort"
Cons: "TV wasn't working in my seat and hence no entertainment"
Pros: "The leg room was comfortable enough"
Cons: "The breakfast served was disappointing & also the TV was not functional in the flight AI 347 from Singapore to chennai today"
Pros: "Nothing I lijed"
Cons: "Bad food, unfriendly personnel untimely departure and non communication"
Pros: "Timing was convenient."
Cons: "Overhead reading light and TV display were broken rendering me without entertainment for 16 hours. I couldn't event charge my electronics to use them as a flashlight to read my books as the USB chargers were broken for the whole row. I couldn't even get the attendant's attention for a while since the attendant call-button was broken. By the time she walked by next (hours later) she restarted it but it didn't fix the issue and I had no way of getting her attention again for a while. Really awful experience."
Pros: "Very welcoming check in staff. Departure on time, efficient, pleasant and helpful crew. Comfortable seating, food reasonable and up to date entertainment. Toilets clean & fresh. Arrived on time and collected bags without any problems. Value for money. Would definitely choose Air India again. Arrived in Chennai happy and relaxed. Thank you."
Pros: "The ear piece for the sound was not good enough to hear the movie and on the return flight I could not switch the entertainment to english"
Cons: "Good food and pillows and nice blankets"
Pros: "put more sevices from Kerala Airport"
Cons: "The airport have no few facilities. Do not come too in advance."
Pros: "Staff fine"
Cons: "Very bumpy conditions"
Cons: "Horrible experience... entertainment system on my entire side was on working.... multiple obstructions under my feet impacting my legroom. Dirty and unfunctional bathrooms."
Pros: "Satisfactory in every respect."
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Pros: "The Dreamliner gave me comfort and I could relax during the flight. Seats gave adequate space, while legroom was ample. Food towards Chennai (breakfast) was stodgy - especially the omelet. Food towards Singapore was great. I had the vegetarian rice set which was hot and just enough for me. I watched 4 movies in total; the Tamil ones had subtitles. All were good. Check-in and boarding was smooth."
Cons: "One of the stewardesses on the SG-MAA flight was loud and bossy, ordering passengers to close the stow compartments doors. No need to shout. And besides, on most flight I see the crew doing it. Please be professional."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, crew was ok"
Cons: "Food was not so great. The lounge had "packet coffee""
Pros: "We flew from kochi to chennai today,similar to our experience during our flight to Kathmandu we found ground crew were very patient,pleasant and courteous and air crew also very Helpful."
Cons: "No wheelchair assistance."
Pros: "All good, nice breakfast, quiet & convenient. Current timing."
Cons: "Pretty good"
Cons: "Capt. and Crew are the best. Everything else is bad."
Cons: "TV screen was not working."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Food quantity was less When u clck bell for crew attention, NO Crew member bothers"
Pros: "Spacious seating."
Pros: "Great flight for anyone looking to get to India in one straight shot!"
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Service was just about ok. After meals only tea or coffee was served-no soft drinks or alcohol. Entertainment wise-movies were pretty aged with not many options. The software was a little corrupt with the flight path showing an error screen. Crew was ok, need improvement on communication style of the crew. Restrooms were ok until the first 6-7 hours of the flight."
Cons: "The seats were too old"
Pros: "The flight was on time and reached the destination about 20 minutes early. The snack was decent and the legroom in economy was not too bad."
Pros: "The size of the plane was big."
Cons: "They combined 2 flights and boarded people going to Bangalore and did not say anything about it. The pilot acted like the plan all along was to go to Bangalore instead of Chennai. It took us 5 1/2 hours instead of 2, and many people missed their connections. We were 3 hours late to Chennai. None of the flight attendance knew what was going on either. Terrible customer service."
Cons: "My seats that I selected was changed to something at the very end of the plane for both the trips. Disappointed about this service"
Pros: "Courteous staff; Decent Flight experience"
Cons: "Food was very mediocre. Landing was not smooth."
Pros: "Friendly crew and nice Food"
Cons: "The problem with the flight was not shared properly with the passengers."
Cons: "it was nice trip, the flight was on time with good service."
Pros: "Food is always the best but everything else is a big question mark."
Pros: "Because our flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Bangalore was late, we were worried we would not make our connecting flight. But India Airlines representatives in Bangalore met a group of five of us through the process of getting the next available flight; our baggage was brought along; we were treated very well. Thank you very much."
Pros: "They left our baggage en Delhi and we arrived to Kathmandu with nothing but our handbags. Hope today they bring them to the hotel or we'll have trouble"
Cons: "We are wheel chair passengers. We are made to mend ourselves."
Pros: "Really polite crew and pilot announcement of full moon"
Airlines flying from Madurai to Chennai have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Madurai to Chennai
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Madurai to Chennai
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