Very disorganised and inefficient boarding procedure compounds the disorganised nature of the Indore airport. Crew announced that a system would be followed based on those passengers that paid for expedited boarding, those with children and those in the military etc. However the system was not implemented. Not sure why IndiGo does not use and enforce zonal boarding. A/C not working on bus transporting passengers to aircraft and information system indicating flight information not working either. Given this leg happened after sunset there was very poor lighting on boarding ramps at both Indore and Mumbai.
Last minute gate change … from jetway to bus, delayed boarding … too much waiting on the bus to board.
Cons: "In Kiwi i couldnt add extra baggage weight. I had to pay extra in the baggage drop in"
Pros: "Seat felt very uncomfortable and as though it was about to break! Very cramped."
Pros: "First flight from Goa to Mumbai was pretty good, I even scored an extra large seat. Boarding was madly chaotic though"
Cons: "I got sick so I had to leave India. I tried for 5 days in a row to cancel this flight but the cleartrip.com website is just a bad labirinth. You are not able to cancel the flight from mobile( when I was in India), you are not able to access the website from Europe."
Cons: "Co passengers"
Pros: "Punctuality, cleanliness and the professionalism."
Cons: "No comments."
Cons: "To avoid travelling by indigo would be better"
Cons: "Denied boarding. Needed to make it to another flight in Mumbai airport. Need a visa just for transit to my next flight. Disrupted all my travel plans. Had to buy new tickets. Would like a full refund."
Pros: "Flight attendants were the best and very friendly"
Cons: "Not much, on time flights and friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "cost of the seats can be reduced or it can be free"
Pros: "Very new aircraft . On time"
Pros: "Excellent ground crew and flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Seating could be better. the cushions would come off"
Cons: "Very dismal performance.Copilot was missing in the last minute. incorrect baggage weighing scales.had to pay extra. Plane delayed by 4 hours almost missed my international connection. Very very stressful and unprofessional expression especially. Absolutely would not recommend this airline."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 15 mins and there was a gate change which was a complete surprise."
Cons: "Worst crew. Very arrogant"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing !"
Cons: "The pilot were absolutely amateurs ! Altitude descend felt more like a nose dive ! Approach to mumbai airport was so rough and that we thought our lives were at stake !"
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "Check in swiftness"
Pros: "Promptness and efficient management of time. Nice staff!"
Cons: "The food is too ready-made and processed. They incorrectly market it as fresh. They need to have better and genuine food"
Pros: "Ground reservation and check in crew were amazing."
Pros: "On time, comfortable seats, friendly crew."
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: "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."
Cons: "Checkin staff was very rude and had pathetic attitude"
Cons: "Flight delayed and no info"
Pros: "Air hostess service and flight timings"
Cons: "Nothing to remark"
Cons: "Seats do not recline at all. Worst seats I’ve had in an airline."
Pros: "The crew and the boarding was sufficient."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable, the snacks were marginal."
Pros: "Very smooth trip. Efficient control"
Cons: "Boarding was late so flight was 20 minutes late at Delhi"
Cons: "Flight was two hours late"
Pros: "People taking care are nice lot"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "The plane was full of mosquitoes. The crew had not heard of mosquito repellant, and were unable to do anything to help passengers."
Pros: "The airline was just fine."
Cons: "I was charged $100 for a checked bag when I was told by the airline that I could easily have two free checked bags with the fare that I paid. When I tried to get a hold of Kiwi I got no response. Also, the airline wanted another credit card number which was not mine. It was a very frustrating experience at the counter. Kiwi has questionable practices"
Cons: "When we booked the flight we were unaware the price did not include checked baggage. We called Kiwi.com and we asked what it would cost to add checked baggage. They said they’d check and get back with us. When they did they said the additional charge for 15kg was more than the ticket itself!! For more than 15 up to 30kg it was nearly 3 times as much! This really felt like a scam! We asked to cancel the flight and were told we could, but there was no guarantee of any refund. We said to cancel it anyway. Later I was told there would be no refund. I assumed it had been canceled and yet I got emails telling me it was time to check in, etc. And then I’m asked to review my flight! So, between Indigo and Kiwi.com I felt I got terrible service. I will not use either of them again. In the end we got a flight for the original amount including 15kg of checked baggage from a different website and on a different airline that left at the exact same. There was a reasonable charge per 5 kg over the15 allowed."
Pros: "Punctual and no frills flight, I would go again."
Cons: "Limited food option and choice Appreciate that’s it’s low cost airline, but is disappointingly poor on entertainment (inflight)."
Pros: "I was seated in Economy area. The seats are very cramped up. Practically no room for movements. In emergency it can be really dangerous"
Cons: "Sufficient leg room"
Pros: "Despite the weather being really bad, the pilots ensured a smooth flight. Kept updating the passengers which provided comfort and prevented any potential panic."
Pros: "Overall experience"
Cons: "Over expensive food"
Pros: "The staff tried to be helpful, but they were not."
Cons: "I booked my flight through Kayak, which redirected me to Kiwi.com. They in turn booked my flight and sent me my tickets in an attachment that wouldn't open. When I tried multiple computers, the website said, system down. So I couldn't print my itinerary. Hence, when I got to the airport, they wouldn't let me in. After two hours of people telling me "No no no", someone finally figured out that kiwi had used some unique credit card number under my fellow passenger's name. I had struggled and argued for two hours. Finally someone knew and recognized the issue and helped us. In the nick of time, we were allowed on board."
Pros: "Worst airline"
Cons: "Beware before booking. They cancelled the flight teo days before and even after 20 days i didn't get the refund which the airline promised. Had to book another flight in short time flr much higher rate. This airlime should be banned"
I like nothing, we couldn’t utilize your booking. Unfortunately I lost my money with you.
Cons: "I missed my onward international flight due to this airline. They refused to take any responsibility and I am now stuck in Mumbai having to miss work, spend more money and get another flight"
Pros: "The plane noise level during flight was around 78db."
Cons: "No leg room at all for people above 6ft. I sat down n the guy in front reclined n crushed my knees. All food items u need to purchase. Price for an extra check-in bag was same as price of 1 ticket. Horrible."
Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "No Delays in flight......one hour delay is too much"
Pros: "Seats were ok. 300 one is too much to buy seat."
Cons: "Delay in boarding and flight"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The business class was cheap. Didn’t expect such poor quality."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "More options of food not the ready to eat ones"
Pros: "Flight on time and services"
Cons: "If we have usb charging option that cab be added advantage"
Cons: "seats are VERY TIGHT AND EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Its basically a old crowded bus in a 3rd world country."
Pros: "Flight was on time and with little hassle once in the air. Crew was polished and professional,"
Cons: "Shuttle bus loading to aircraft: chaotic and could be better organized. Bus arrived at aircraft, and had to wait as passengers were still disembarking. Not well thought out."
Cons: "Chaotic departure area with unclear announcements, often two simultaneous announcements. Found out at last minute we were in the wrong part of the area. Could easily have missed flight"
Cons: "No water was offered"
Cons: "The flight landed 2 hours later"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Delayed 40mins customers behave like they are on a public bus lots of pushing get impression it was first flight for many didn’t know they couldn’t stand when seat belt sign was on & applauded on landing. Check in was chaotic large family groups checking in so very slow & disorganised"
Cons: "Nothing as such"
Pros: "Very customer like"
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Cons: "Discomfort No food/water No entertainment Very very bad seats Only 2 toilets"
Cons: "- The flight onward to Ahmedabad went fine but the return flight got delayed by 2 hrs, one hour to get fly from Ahmedabad and another one to land as the Mumbai airport had heavy traffic so we kept flying for an additional hour waiting for an opportunity to land. Its effect was increased by the fact that it was late at night. In fact, we were using flight rather than train to save time and it ended up costing us 5 hours between waiting and flight. - There was no food available on the flight apart from food that one should buy at an extra cost."
Pros: "Clean & fast"
Cons: "Small seats, did not have food I wanted and took a long time to confirm."
Pros: "Stayed on plane whilst people boarded in Hyderabad. No delays"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance was amazing. I am traveling with a broken leg and couldn’t be more grateful for the helpful staff."
Pros: "Trip was smooth."
Cons: "No problems whatsoever."
Pros: "Very comfortable waiting zone like a first class lounge"
Cons: "Very narrow and complicated security check"
Pros: "On time service and often friendly staff, particularly in airport at checkin."
Cons: "I paid for business class due to excess luggage. Business class isn't business class, really. But it saved me money in the end. food dismal."
Pros: "Food was ok and general cleanliness. Fast luggage retrieval"
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hrs"
Pros: "Their aircraft are brand new and ground staffs are cooperative."
Cons: "GoAir schedule changes in a blink. Scheduled 1:05 pm then delayed to 3:0 pm then rescheduled 1:30 then again 2:05 pm. It’s total madness. Almost missed the flight."
Pros: "The truth by GOAir staff is not spoken they keep saying flight will come but it didn't and this happens twice. Other flight did iperarate and fly"
Pros: "I cancelled my flight because of delay and waiting for my refubd"
Cons: "Go air has no communication, no sense of responsibility giving different stories."
Cons: "Being late. Disorganized boarding."
Pros: "boarding was fast ... seating was nice .. service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than an hour... no facilities at the airport"
Cons: "Business class is an economy seat up front. Terrible condition of planes - in particular the rest room is filthy. Avoid!"
Cons: "Knowingly delay was not flashed though mobile apps were showing delayed time correctly. On counter staff was giving correct time. But refuse to display No display of gate until boarding was midway Row wise boarding not followed Head purser on board was loud , brash , rude and curt to all Non apologetic to a delay of nearly 2.5 hours Cramped seats"
Pros: "The flight was for only one hour and it went by pretty quickly. The flight was clean and the crew was friendly as well. The prices were a little high but they were offering international baggage allowance so it was worth it."
Cons: "The initial boarding was a little delayed and we weren't informed that it was going to be that way. Ended up standing in the tunnel to the plane for 15 mins. The leg space was relatively less, but for an hour, very manageable."
Cons: "Non-existent leg space. Narrow seats."
Cons: "poor communication of delay as well as estimation of delay."
Cons: "Did not receive timely information about the flight delay (if I'd I could cancelled, gotten a full refund and flown on another flight right there, but the information came too late, even though they had it in advance.) Did not receive information about complimentary snacks (had to find out for myself Don't travel with goair if you have time sensitive single day travel plans."
Cons: "The plane was not cleaned appropriately. The staff did not arrive to open the plane when we arrived in Mumbai"
Cons: "TV screens did not work at all. For a 15 hour flight this is the worst thing possible. How do u kill time !!!! Food could have been better. The first meal was so less in quantity. I was so hungry but they didnt have more to give."
Cons: "The food option can be better."
Pros: "Service is not good.."
Cons: "At least airline can do is communicate or call when flights are changed so drastically including flight no, arrival airport that their own staff took 25 min .... yup that long to understand and then advise me at the time of check in. Reached airport 7pm local time for 9:40pm, flight departed 3AM"
Cons: "there were multiple delays and extremely poor communication to the passengers about the status. The announcements were hard to hear and on top of that the crew did not speak English very well. I, along with a few others, missed our connecting flight due to the delays on this flight. The crew also mentioned they would hold the flight for us...which they didn’t. The flight itself felt unclean and the entertainment was lacking. Overall a horrifying experience and will avoid flying Air India ever again."
Pros: "Having just got off the dreamliner, I may be somewhat biased... apologies"
Cons: "This plane was as old as me....I know it was an internal flight and these planes just go back and forth without any TLC inbetween. It's a business after all. Short 3.5 hour flight. The plane was so worn out, seat padding, there was was none, as it had seen better days, the covers were no longer covering the seats as the padding had disintegrated somewhere and were just hanging onto the seats for dear life!!!, it felt dirty and unkept, it smelled like an old toilet also. The fittings, trays where you could store your stuff was dirty also I didn't even eat the food, I was paranoid. Felt totally uncomfortable on this flight , sorry Air India but you need to have some standards on short flights despite what price you put on the seats. This was part of my long haul flight from Sydney to Mumbai which has marred my experience with you."
Cons: "2 hours late boarding, affected connection flight"
Cons: "Entertainment didn’t work in our seats. Staff were quite rude when asking for a third beer and refused to allow any more. In eight hours, that’s the first time I have experienced this on any airline. I am a frequent flyer with Qatar and ba and have flown long haul on most airlines. My two colleagues also had the same treatment and they turned there nose up at my Indian wife. Very dissapointed and I will be writing a complaint in person to the airline."
Pros: "good food and support for wheelchair but have to wait longer then expected"
Pros: "The Cabin Crew"
Cons: "Improve entertainment content"
Pros: "Found flies in it"
Cons: "Flies in food; chipped trays"
Pros: "Staff behaviour is good."
Cons: "The takeoff is always delayed. Food quality is substandard."
Pros: "Food was okay"
Cons: "The flight was delayed which made me miss my connection to Kochi. There are no announcements or communication from Air India. It's not worth flying Air India for cheaper tickets even if it's a last minute trip. I would recommend Emirates or Qatar Airways, if traveling from NY to COK"
Cons: "One has to go thru customs in mumbai (awful experience) then transport them to domestic airport ! We barely made iy to our connecting flight and had to run. Our bags were wet from rain !!! i can see why most people avoid Air-India and Mumbai airport. The morons think building a shiny facility is enough, its EXPERIENCE that matters. Instead of Mumbai it should be called Mum-BYE, just because of the experience."
Pros: "That someone is asking feedback for such a terrible experience"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than 2 hours. None of the information screens in the airport displayed any information about it. The air India staff at the airport assured me that my next flight (booked separately) will wait for me and that they have communicated about the delay to them. Nothing of that was done. I would have appreciated if they were honest and asked me to rush as soon as I land. It was a nightmare catching my connection. A person near my seat puked while landing in this flight. There was no sick bag in any of the seat pockets. Air hostess provided a sick bag after the flight landed which was of no use."
Cons: "3.20pm flight took off at 10.20pm. Sure, the issues were due to bad weather that affected all airlines at Goa airport, but the other airlines recovered as soon as the airport was reopened around 6.30pm. Air India didn’t have a plane show up till 9pm. They even allowed the 6.40pm flight take off before the 3.20pm flight. No announcements letting passengers know what the deal was except telling us that there was a delay. I had to use apps to get the information I needed."
Pros: "The staff were good, friendly and willing to serve The flight arrived almost 2 hours before schedule"
Cons: "The security didnt have the priority lane The entertainment was not working and took 2 hours to get it fixed"
Pros: "There was nothing like about"
Cons: "First of all flight was 8-9 hours delay from destination Secondly they did not had precise time from Newark at what time flight would depart and than flight reaches India 4.5 hours late."
Pros: "Very good intertatement"
Cons: "Food for without spicy India air all food have spicy and chilly"
Cons: "my 2 bags were damaged - AI is yet to respond - unable to get hold of them in Newark - left messages - they took the information - no case number assigned. the entertainment system did not work the fruit platter was not provided despite booking several weeks back."
Cons: "I was in the check in desk two hours before the flight time. I was asked to go for baggage scanning twice and that took almost hour and half. We had to rush with the kids and didn't get any assistance from the air India ground staff."
Cons: "The screen was not working which is so bad I have been paid so much n travelled"
Pros: "The ground crew as well as the cabin crew was extremely helpful. My arm was in sling and I was traveling with my 3 yr old so they helped me everywhere from carrying the baggage to providing comfortable seats."
Pros: "seats are nice and bigger than most aircrafts, leg room is plenty."
Cons: "food was not good, Indian airline serving Indian food and could not get it right."
Cons: "At first, Air India checked our bags and made us wait for approx 4 hours in airport saying flight delayed and later after 4 hours said flight is cancelled and told everyone to go back home and come back next day to their office that is located away from the airport to rebook the ticket and they did not offer to refund the ticket. They never gave us our bags until after 8 hours something. They never cared of anyone for the entire 12 hours while we were in the airport. We had to spend our money to eat during the 12 hours time spend waiting and ended up booking a hotel room and buy another ticket from a different airline as Air India said they will not be sending us to the next flight as that is for the new passesngers only. Unbelievable experience. We had several stuff tied up to do once we arrive and we went through a nightmare to figure out several items. We did not have phones to communicate and had to go through hell to find a phone to talk with our kids who spend lot of time buying us the hotel room and air tickets for the next day on a different available airline."
Pros: "Compassionate crew"
Cons: "A small delay in food supply but it's ok. It could be improved by adding one more trolley to supply food"
Pros: "Satisfactory in every respect,"
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Pros: "Flight engine broke down on the runway and it took a day to get fixed."
Cons: "The way the management handled the whole thing was really poor. We were told to book some other flight since this one was cancelled. It was totally chaotic."
Cons: "We arrived at the domestic airport initially because it was a flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai (domestic). Took us a while to figure that out with the language barrier and lack of internet at the airport... next we took a rickshaw to the international airport which put us just passed 45 minutes early for the flight itself. Apparently that is the limit that we didn’t know about. So we were there 40 minutes early instead of 45 and they wouldn’t let us check in even though we only had carry ons with us. Next we had to buy another air India ticket 12 hours later to Mumbai which cost us 150 dollars per ticket and made us sit at the airport for the interim. Terrible experience for us... never using air India again!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing. I’ve never felt so mistreated or disrespected on a flight. Utterly unprofessional and unhelpful."
Cons: "I fly a LOT, and this was one of the very worst flight experiences I’ve ever had. The flight was delayed and the staff (on the ground and in the air) were rude and unhelpful. As a result I missed my connecting flights to Nairobi and on to Lusaka. Air India staff couldn’t be bothered to offer even the most basic support in trying to make the flight or helping to reschedule. I had to spend almost five extremely stressful hours running back and forth in the Mumbai airport to get Air India to issue a basic form letter stating their flight was delayed in order to get my next flight rebooked, and was yelled at by their abysmal customer service staff. As a result I’m out hundreds of dollars in missed flights and extra hotel rooms and arrived 24 hours late (!) to my final destination. I will think long and hard before EVER booking an Air India flight again."
Cons: "Wishing it wasn’t so long"
Pros: "Crew was good. Food was nice."
Cons: "Boarding by row is a joke. It is open season thought they call for boarding back to front. Plane was decrepit looking and not properly cleaned between flights."
Pros: "- Leg room in emergency exit seat (pre-booked and paid for) - Overall service - On-time departure - Far improved customer service levels"
Cons: "- multiple document checks every time I moved! Approx 6 people needed to see my boarding pass before I got on the flight...."
Pros: "Email messages ahead of time about flight delays. I got email messages telling about flight delays, but the estimation of the delay was not accurate. Hence had to wait for long hours at the airport."
Cons: "The ground staff at Hyderabad and Mumbai were pretty much absent, until about one hour before the flight left. It would have been great if AirIndia staff was available on the ground at the gate/terminal to advice people who did not have access to email/text messages. There was not even a single announcement about the flight being late and an ETD. A few announcements would have calmed a lot of passengers."
Pros: "Doesn't matter when I say what I didn't like"
Cons: "We were seated in the 3rd row to a wash room which was broken even before we took off. Water (mixed with pee and other stuff) started leaking and the staff started to put down news papers and sprayed some perfumes. During the flight the leak got worse and carpet under our seats got completely soaked with pee waters. It smelled horrible and we couldn't even put our legs down. Crew didn't do anything to alleviate our pain. They didn't even bother to check on us other than to serve food when the time is up. It was the worst 14 hours our family had to live in our entire life. Shame on Air India."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment equipment was not working on quite a few seats. The headsets were broken and the controls to flip channels was not working. Hope they fix the equipment so that the passengers can actually enjoy the variety of programs available."
Pros: "Crew was courteous."
Cons: "Food was good"
Cons: "bad service as usual"
Cons: "Our AI flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai was delayed by more than 3 hrs. Though I had access to the Business Class passenger lounge, the one at the AMD airport is less than mediocre. Finally, when we reached BOM, it took the wheelchair service nearly an hour to get me and other wheelchair dependent passengers off the plane. This nearly caused us to miss our connecting flight to Newark. We also did not get to use the lounge in BOM as a result of the delay in AMD and BOM. I was travelling in Business Class due to my severely bad health condition. My husband was travelling in economy. AI ground staff was so arrogant and inconsiderate that they would not help my husband get a seat (within economy class) close to the Business Class section so he can attend to me periodically on the 16-hour long flight to Newark. In addition to the ground and flight staff being inconsiderate, the interior of the plane and the food service (in the economy class) are less than mediocre. We had choice of other airlines, but being proud indians, my wife and I decided to give AI a chance. Next time, we will find other ways to show our love for India than patronizing AI."
Cons: "Staff until coporatative"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "The whole entertainment system didn't work for the whole flight. Crew started looking into it after asking them for like 4 times. In the end they said it's broken and can't be fixed. I checked in as a aisle seat and made sure that I am getting one but even then in the connecting flight I was given a middle seat. If I had an option I would have never traveled with air india. Please avoid!"
Cons: "Limited collection of Hindi and English movies. In particular, not many new releases were available. Other international flights have much better collections of movies"
Cons: "The plane was incredibly dated, did not include any type of internet (I would have bought for a premium given the 14 hour flight!), nor basic navigational info, so passengers were left not knowing any details about trip progress throughout the duration of flight. This is as close as one gets to flying in 1992."
Cons: "delayed by more than three hours - luggage misplaced - no support available at BOM airport"
Pros: "before time flight and reached too before time... excellent crew and good hospitality. keep it up air india"
Pros: "Helpful crew and the food was alright."
Cons: "Cracked seats, faulty entertainment systems, broken USB slots, the flight was not cleaned after the previous trip. There was crumbs of biscuits inside the headphone pouch. Another passenger had broken headphones. The touch screen rarely worked and rebooted 2-3 times during the flight. Very old aircraft. I was transported back to the 90s."
Pros: "Nothing is good"
Cons: "Everything. This airlines delays the flights for a reason. If a flight is delayed the passenger will somehow struggle and argue with Air India to get an accommodation. Once the passenger reaches the mediocre hotel, which has already a deal with some person from Airlines, they basically are providing business to such hotels. All this show is put up at the expense of Travellers' time, money and energy. Never gonna travel with this airlines again. About 10 of us on the same day missed the connecting flight to British Airways BA138 because of 1.45 delay from Air India flight AI 51. We suggest British Airways not to show up this shitty airline along with their flights in the iternary."
Pros: "Nothing to like other than desi crew who are relatively helpful for elderly parents who cannot speak english"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 9 hours and no information was shared with passengers waiting. There were no seating arrangements for elderly parent or families with children Do not fly Air India"
Cons: "The aircraft was not comfortable. The a/c was not on till after takeoff and switched off prior to landing. The staff informed us that they will start only after takeoff."