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JanuaryMost popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

₹ 75,087(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

₹ 64,831or less

Good deal one-way

₹ 40,726or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for ₹ 40,726 or less one-way and ₹ 64,831 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from New Delhi to Chicago was found, on average, 55 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is October.
  • Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • There are several main airlines that operate flights from New Delhi to Chicago, all of whose flights land at O’Hare International Airport. The only airline that operates direct flights from New Delhi to Chicago is the national carrier, Air India. Airlines such as Etihad, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Jet Airways and Delta Air Lines all fly into O’Hare International Airport from Delhi with one stopover. Your choice of airline could thus be driven by price or where you would prefer to have a layover.
  • For smokers who are waiting for flights to Chicago at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be pleased to know that there are dedicated smoking lounges in the departures area after security. Follow the signs to find them, and please note that smoking is prohibited in all other areas of the airport.
  • Hungry travellers who are waiting for flights from New Delhi to Chicago can take advantage of the range of restaurants in the international departures area of Indira Gandhi International Airport. You can choose from regional and local cuisine at restaurants like Dilli Streat and Curry Kitchen or you can opt for Western fare such as a burger from McDonald’s. There is also the option of trying Thai and Chinese cuisine at Bercos.
  • Travellers who need to buy some local currency as soon as they land need look no further than the counters of Seaway Bank, located in T5 and T2 of Chicago O’Hare Airport. These counters provide full banking as well as foreign currency exchange services, so you will be able to purchase your US dollars for holiday spending. There are also ATMs located throughout the terminal buildings if you would prefer to obtain local currency that way.
  • If you have to spend a layover in T3 at O’Hare International Airport, why not think about taking some time for yourself and going to the yoga room located on the mezzanine floor in Terminal 3 Rotunda? The yoga room is equipped with mats and there is a video monitor showing exercises and techniques. A restroom is situated nearby, where you can change into more comfortable clothes for your practice.
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Top 5 airlines serving New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl to Chicago

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,509 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "I needed to change the date of the flight and JAL refused to change it. that sort of made it a bad flight since I couldn't take it."

Cons: "Entertaining in English"

Cons: "The flight had a lot of background noise from the plane. I couldn’t hear what the attendants were saying."

Pros: "The meals were an experience in itself. It felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant."
Cons: "The seat cushions in economy class could be softer. My rear end was feeling it after the long 11 hour flight from Chicago to Tokyo."

Pros: "Comfortable and great crew"

Cons: "Tickets were in the wrong name and the company that issued them refused to fix the problem. I ended up buying a second ticket directly from the airlines."

Pros: "People were friendly - from check in right through to disembarkment."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Cons: "Tight seating."

Cons: "Cancelled flight"

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "My 12 hrs layover in Japan."

Pros: "The seating on this plane was super spacious and comfortable- leg and seats. Also the seatbelt gave real room. The plane was cleaned; crew friendly, food delicious- featuring semi- famous chefs and well ventilated."
Cons: "Flights should enter from back to front that way you're not waking over people to get your seat.-"

Pros: "Best airline I have ever flown."

Pros: "I had to change my flight and it was a terrible experience, I will book directly with the airlines from now on."

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "Delayed flight that cost most passangers their next flights, incredibly stressful. Upon arriving to Chicago there was a problem lining up the exit ramp to the boarding craft and it took a very long time to correct the situation."

Pros: "Ms Yoshinaga went out of her way to make sure everything was smooth for my experience."

Pros: "The service, more leg rooms and flight attendants were very friendly."

Pros: "Great tasting food, and nearly constant beverage service."

Pros: "The crew will treat you with respect even if you fly with economy class like myself Superb food Great movie selections Cheap wi-fi"
Cons: "I cannot find one thing I did not like"

Pros: "Boarding procedure was the most efficient I have ever seen for a 777. Very quick and efficient, back to front. Great food. Very polite and efficient crew. Plenty of leg room in coach. Comfortable seat configuration, with only three seats in center section. JAL is a great airline!"

Pros: "Service was polite and efficient"
Cons: "Vegetarian food very difficult to book on JAL. Unlike most other major airlines they don't offer a vegetarian option routinely on their menus. Both I and another passenger who flew JAL the weekend before found the vegetarian food poor - very bland and too salty. The exact same menu all four times we flew. A pity as the rest of the service wa excellent. If JAL wishes to attract more international customers it would be a good idea for it to broaden its global perspective and provide better vegetarian options. I know others who've had similar concerns about other types of special meal."

Pros: "Good food. Very friendly and helpful attendants. They also gave souvenir toys for my 2-year-old son."

Pros: "This was an AA flight.I never expect excellent service from AA."

Pros: "Flight attendants were super helpful and lovely, couldn't have asked for better. Very pleasant experience. Plane was clean and tidy and they arranged us all so the majority of us had a spare seat in the middle which I'm sure everyone appreciated."

Pros: "Everything about the Japan air portion of our trip was excellent."
Cons: "No problems whatsoever."

Pros: "The Japanese culuture all in all is amazing, the Jap Airlines was no exception. The flight attendants were so nice and beautiful as well."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like. I wish USA could be more like them in a business aspect."

Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"

Pros: "Great seating very spacious for economy class.... I got a pillow a blanket and lots of leg room... I enjoyed the in cabin service... TV was nice lots to choice from great movies..... I enjoyed free Wine.... And loved my ice cream treat... Felt like first class.... Thank you"

Pros: "food"

Pros: "Very comfortable, good movie/entertainment choices, great crew"

Pros: "The hospitality of the crew"

Pros: "It was the best flight and airline I have flew so far. The crew was extremely professional and very helpful, the space between the sits was great and I didn't feel cramped into the sit like on any other airline. Food was excellent also!"

Pros: "I liked everything about the flight service and attendants. The attendants were always respectful and smiling...."

Pros: "I enjoyed their food very much, and the bathrooms are so clean! It made my trip easy. You will never regret using JAL."

Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. Overall it was as good as a 12 hour economy flight can go."
Cons: "Unfortunately they ran out of some food by the time they got to us and only had fish left. It was okay, just not my favorite. We were 35 minutes late taking off which contributed with me missing my connecting flight."

Pros: "The crew was excellent, constantly checking in with us to make sure we were okay since we don't eat the airline food."
Cons: "While there was more leg room than on most flights, the actual seats were not comfortable enough for a twelve hour flight. This was our ninth trip to Japan, and these were the most uncomfortable seats we've ever had."

Pros: "The staff took pride in providing excellent service from check in till landing."
Cons: "Still paying for wifi in 2016"

Pros: "Absolutely loved the flight. The flight staff was among the best I have flown with. In terms of service I could not have asked for any better. The seats were super comfortable with a great entertainment system/large screen. The layout essentially gave you a nearly private suite. The doos service was impeccable. The lavatories spotless, along with those cool Japanese bidets...first one I've seen on a plane. Overall, I loved the experience."
Cons: "Remarkably the one issue on this wonderful business class seat was a limited area of storage for small items, most significantly a lack of a pocket for a cell phone by the USB port. Also the armrest didn't rise when the seat was in upright mode."

Pros: "My seat and my son's seat were booked apart on the both flights. So I requested the representatives at the check in counters at both airports to change our seats so that we could seat next each other. They were willing to help us out and we got the great seats. They had to ask other customers to help this out, too. In the airplanes, the flight attendants were extremely helpful and friendly when we asked them questions and favors, with nice smiles and calm quiet voices. No wonder the atmosphere was very relaxing and quiet during the both flights. The leg room was roomier and the facilities were newer. When I saw three pilots bowed to the customers before getting into the airplane, I felt they were very professional and ready for their jobs."
Cons: "Some food items were too Japanese. Dried Natto snack was especially weird for my son."

Pros: "Comfortable plane, good service"

Pros: "An airline that thinks about consumers and then delivers a premier experience. Fly no one else to or from Japan."

Pros: "Good food, and entertaimet!"
Cons: "Chair is way too hard."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and the sevices, food & entertainment were great. On 777 airliner, private entertainment system with wide movie selection. Seats have AC outlet and USB charging outlet."

Pros: "The crew was very good and consistently accommodating"
Cons: "Nothing actually"

Pros: "A quiet, quick and on time flight in a small plane with a competent crew - just as expected!"

Cons: "Food was not good."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very accommodating super friendly."
Cons: "The food . I had a stomach ache with one of the salmon(raw) salad. It was horrible!"

Pros: "Flight attendants were great and very accommodating. They made the flight comfortable for all passengers. The entertainment was decent, some recent movies. Overall a pleasant experience."
Cons: "There was no choice for vegetarian/vegan meal options on the flight. This was my biggest complaint. Having a meal option is crucial when you are flying for 10+ hours. It is 2016, the vegetarian/vegan community is growing, and it is unfair that there was no choices. Luckily, the snacks were vegan friendly and the kind staff tried to put together a meal of veggies, fruit, and as many rolls as we wanted. If this wouldn't have been the case, the flight could have been a lot worse. Consider giving the meal preference choice to people. Not everyone eats meat, and many have an allergy/intolerance to dairy."

Pros: "Everything was so good. flight attendants were great. plane wasn't full so there were empty seats. plane was super clean and nice. can't recommend them enough."
Cons: "food was only decent, but it's probably just my personal taste"

Pros: "Nice crew and prompt service"
Cons: "Crammed, narrow seats"

Pros: "The crew was very lazy and not professional"
Cons: "Don't stop demanding from the crew"

Pros: "Food was good ."
Cons: "Didnt turn on the AC until were in air, implying that everybody was sweating for 30min from boarding to ip in air. Crew refused Green Tea, saying it is only offered in Business class"

Pros: "Seat more comfortable than most economy seats with other airlines. Smiling, attentive cabin attendants. Good food. Easy to get to next flight. Seems a bit more spacious than other airlines."
Cons: "Free Wifi."

Pros: "Crew Was very friendly , smiley, and welcoming."
Cons: "Movie selection could have been better, but was ok."

Cons: "Need more movies to choose from."

Cons: "No overhead fans and seats were not very comfortable."

Pros: "They had many snacks and meals. Staff was very friendly."
Cons: "The dinner taste was not great. Seating is very uncomfortable and small. Really limited on space if seat is reclined in front of you."

Cons: "Seats are too cramped for an international flight."

Pros: "The food that I did get was decent There was wine A couple decent movies were available"
Cons: "They were basically out of food almost everytime they got to me. The Arm rest only went half way up They didnt pass out water as much as they usually do"

Pros: "I like the way they take care of their guests, I have 0 complaints"

Pros: "Was smooth. From take off to landing. Captain kept us informed all the way to our destination."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Clean airplane and toilets Many entertainment choice No turbulence"
Cons: "3 separate passport control checks Last minute gate number announcement Very long flight 9.5 hours Tight seat room"

Pros: "SwissAir is the best airline ever. Modern, comfortable plane with space - excellent for long haul trips. Zurich is also a great airport in which to change planes."

Pros: "They magically appeared with water when I got thirsty and were all great. Veg entree from Hiltl good but a little surprising. Baked apple slices on top of mac & cheese? Sure, why not.? And 2 chocolate bars this flight!"
Cons: "Again could not check in online., or at self-serve kiosk at airport. General complaint to all airlines: You can do better with boarding efficiency."

Cons: "This is ever the first time we flew with Swiss air and will be the last time. The seats are too tight. If the person in front of you inclined his chair for better comfort, then there is quite challenging for you trying to get out of your seat for washroom etc. The crew services were terrible. Between meals time, there were completely no services such as offering water/drink etc.-did not see a single soul of them, especially on a 9 hours long haul flight! The food was ok. The only thing I like was the chocolate handed out at the end of the journey."

Pros: "Service and food where good."
Cons: "Sound only came out of one side of head phones, tried multiple sets."

Pros: "Swiss flight zrh to ord was great! Great crew, excellent food and service, comfortable seating, great entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Kindness"

Pros: "Wonderful flight with less leg room . Since I am 5’6’m I was fit enough on the seats, beyond that you should be worried about"
Cons: "Flight attendant, food , service and many good things except the leg room which you regret in your entire journey"

Pros: "Food and movies"
Cons: "Staff was not attentative. We were very misinformed on the seat upgrade we paid $100 for. And our liggsge was damaged and they had us walking all over ohare airport for no reason at all instead of addressing the issue at Swiss air."

Pros: "On time departure; easy flight; seating was spacious"
Cons: "The extra charge for a bag!!!!!!!!!!! Would rather fly Southwest or Jet Blue or others that allow a mid size carry on"

Pros: "Great Food and very pleasant personnel."
Cons: "Choices of music and movies."

Pros: "Good food, ice cream and free alcohol"

Pros: "Easy. Pleasant staff. I felt safe and happy."

Pros: "non stop food was a great distraction from being on plane so long. Loved blanket and pillow and having own TV. Service was constant and the crew were so wonderful! I would be delighted to fly swiss air again."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized but I am sure that is no fault of your own."

Pros: "Boarding was on time. Staff very courteous. No complaints at all"

Pros: "The captain kept us informed of all the delays and changes to the flight. The food was excellent and served at appropriate times. The entertainment system proved enough variety for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves on the flight. The agent seated our entire family of four together in the middle section, which was convenient for all of us."
Cons: "The temperature in the airplane was very cold. Both myself and all my children struggled to stay warm, even with the blankets provided. Is there a way to increase the interior cabin temperature? I also wish they had allowed families with children to pre-board the flight."

Pros: "Great experience. GOod comfortable flight, crew and overall services"
Cons: "I wish there were more bollywood albums and more bollywood movies...to choose from"

Pros: "This was my first time flying on Swiss Air. Beautiful aircraft and a very friendly crew. Food was good and our flight was on time. Lots of options for in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "The boarding process was not ideal. This was our first time in the Zurich airport and we were not aware of the passport check at the gate. There were no signs and several passengers tried to board without the stamp only to be sent to the passport check line. Very frustrating. Also, there was no organization so everyone just rushed forward when boarding was called. They should consider boarding by rows to make it a more orderly process. Finally, there was no leg room at all. I realize airlines are trying to squeeze every passenger in that they can, but this was ridiculous. I'm 5'11" and my knees were pinned against the seat in front of me."

Cons: "Not enough leg room"

Cons: "see above"

Pros: "Fantastic flight attendants, good food. I felt safe throughout the whole travel."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Very nice flight back home! Comfortable seats (Great receline - almost too much for your neighbors), great food, lots of entertainment, etc. Flight attendants were nice. They left snacks, water, juice and soda out in the galley if you were in the mood for something. Bathrooms were clean. Overall I rate this flight a 9/10."
Cons: "The seat reclining in front of you made it very hard to get out of your seat and into the aisle without major clumsiness and disturbing your fellow passengers. Also the headphone jack has the old fashioned 2 prong. So you can't use your own headphones without an adapter if you only want to listen out of one ear the whole time."

Pros: "Professional and polite crew and comfy seats."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess, late as usual and with no organization of any sort. Terminal E in Zurich has no air conditioning, so you wait in heat and no air. Also who came up with the design to put toilets upstairs where you ave to go using small and crowded hallways."

Pros: "The food and service was wonderful."
Cons: "I was disappointed that there was no plug-ins to charge electronics."

Pros: "smooth, professional, comfortable"

Pros: "Friendly and attentive. The check-in person was willing to check to see that I had a reclining seat. Friendly and accommodating attendants good wine offered in economy, water offered several times during the 9:30 hour flight. Pilots changed Flt altitude to accommodate for turbulence."
Cons: "Very little not to like on this flight."

Pros: "Entertainment and food were excellent, and the crew was pleasant and helpful. The small extras were delightful - i.e. warm cloths at the end of the flight! Overall, I think Swiss is a very good airline."
Cons: "On a long flight like this, the seating is still too cramped. We are not large people, and nine hours in those seats is difficult, even with considerate 'neighbors'. The seats are just too close together. This is an airport comment - Deboarding to a bus, then a walk to the train/tram, then security, then another walk to the gate - we barely made our connecting international flight."

Pros: "Attentive crew"
Cons: "Long wait for baggage at destination"

Pros: "The crew on my flight were the best crew I have ever had in the past ten years. They handled a conflict of a difficult passenger that was sitting in my seat instead of her assigned seat with the utmost professionalism. They were very kind overall."

Pros: "Professional. On time. Attentive. Great movies. Overall great."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "People were friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was little confusing"

Cons: "As I had bought the tickets via Air India for a SWISS flight, I was informed that I cannot upgrade to business class, even when I was ready to pay. Inspite of being a SENATOR with the Star Alliance's Miles and More program."

Pros: "The flight crew were friendly and helpful. We were on a newer plane so there was a lot of legroom."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment made for a long flight."

Pros: "Food was amazing, boarding was smooth and it went fast, and the crew was very nice."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and if someone reclined their seat was about an inch away from your face. So if you had anything on your tray it was slammed into you stomach. Also it was so hot on the plane felt sick the entire way. Asked twice to turn down the heat nothing really happened. Missed the individual fans."

Cons: "My bag lost it's tag either in Minneapolis or on the way to Chicago and was re-tagged. It then took 5 days for the bag to arrive at my final destination. Swiss airlines didn't answer any phone calls, didn't respond to email messages sent through the Swiss air website. Had to get an outside agency involved to recover luggage."

Pros: "Great entertainment, great food, great flight staff, very comfortable economy seats."
Cons: "We left late."

Pros: "I like everything"
Cons: "Everything is good perfekt"

Cons: "Information on when we can check in on upcoming flights. Other airlines we have booked for flights will email us 24 hours prior to departure. Virgin Atlantic did not. I had to call and I was directed to their web site and was able to check in on line. Thanks"

Cons: "Overall, I am disappointed in Kayak for listing my round trip flight as KLM, when in actuality, only one short connection of this flight was actually KLM. My itinerary said KLM all over it, but in the fine print it said "operated by Delta." This is dishonest and misleading."

Pros: "Crew was super helpful and kind. Pesto pasta was the best airplane food I’ve ever had in coach."

Pros: "crew was nice"
Cons: "First time flying with a partner through Delta, so they stuck us on a Virgin Atlantic flight meaning I didn't get my free Delta check in bag (a fee of $60 each way) when I have gotten it every other flight I have ever taken with them. It was also 2 whole hours late in boarding."

Pros: "The crew was maybe average, that was still the best point."
Cons: "Extremely tight space. The food was almost inedible. Awful."

Pros: "I like the professional approach of the airline and the staff. Seats are really comfortable and i did not need my sleeping pillow at all as the headrest of my seat was already so comfortable."
Cons: "There is not much which i did not like about this airline. Just like other airlines, now have started feeling that Economy class travellers are being approached with bit biased approach in hospitality though they have major contribution in meeting flight running expenses. All airlines should start considering this fact and improve the overall approach."

Pros: "As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew."
Cons: "Pity the wifi in international flights isn't complementary (or at least a basic connection like on domestic flights)."

Pros: "Smooth overall. Food mediocre but edible. (More than I could say for other airlnes.) Price also good."
Cons: "Lots of flight schedules changes. Missed connecting flight as a result. No time left to deal with customs and baggage."

Pros: "- Presence of entire box sets of some TV shows was a nice touch that I made good use of."
Cons: "- EVERY damn movie is prefaced by 4 minutes of ads. - The touchscreens (at least in economy) are slow resistive screens that are horrible for fine control gestures (like slightly changing the volume or position)"

Pros: "- Presence of entire box sets of some TV shows was a nice touch that I made good use of."
Cons: "- EVERY damn movie is prefaced by 4 minutes of ads. - The touchscreens (at least in economy) are slow resistive screens that are horrible for fine control gestures (like slightly changing the volume or position)"

Pros: "This flight is the best I’ve been on! Boarding was easy, the seats were comfortable, the film choice was excellent and I enjoyed everything I ate. I really felt I was being treated well by all the staff on board."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats were tight."

Pros: "Lots of leg room, even in economy."
Cons: "Entertainment choices were a bit sparse."

Pros: "Crew were friendly and courteous"
Cons: "Poor drink selection. Food mediocre. I felt like I was in the living room of the Beverley Hillbillies. Loud people, dressed like slobs. No manners"

Pros: "Fast boarding, not a crowded flight, ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Paid extra for my check in bag."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything incl customer service at the airport"

Pros: "The service, the drinks, the crew were friendly and professional. Entertainment choices were excellent.0"
Cons: "The space was a bit cramped and the poxket in front of the chair to jeep things was broken."

Pros: "Easy and on time boarding."
Cons: "Seats are extremely small. And when the seat in front reclines they are basically in your lap."

Cons: "Virgin Atlantic continues to give great service. Their lounges are way above all other airline lounges. It is difficult to get well prepared and fresh fish in lounges, but Virgin Atlantic knows how to do it."

Pros: "Cool flight, mainly because it was empty. Good food"
Cons: "Seats weren't that comfortable. Entertainment sucked because the screen functions were terrible, very difficult"

Cons: "Once In London, we were told by British Airways that was flying us to Nice that Delta had “lost” our infant electronic ticket - It took 1.5h to get new ticket reissued! We missed our connection and had to wait 3 more hours for the next flight - We were somewhat lucky as multiple flights were delayed/cancelled that day - I will avoid using Virgin Atlantic in the future as they need Delta and British operate their flights and this makes it prone to issues like that"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled ."

Pros: "Excellent entertainment options, out stewardess was fantastic."
Cons: "Cramped seats."

Cons: "given milk yoghurt with VGML breakfast"

Pros: "Met expectations."
Cons: "Things out of your control - time !!"

Cons: "We were told over the phone that we could bring our kayaks with us to Africa but the airport staff denied not only our kayaks, but also our paddles which were in a standard ski bag. Their excuse was that both the kayaks and paddle bags were 2 inches too long. .. TWO INCHES!!!!!! We had record of the person we talked to and the time and date, but none of that seemed to matter. It caused A HUGE INCONVENIENCE for us since we are in Zambia for 6 weeks without our gear to paddle one of the most challenging rivers in the world... the Zambezi. Now we are constantly trying to acquire the proper equipment with very little success. We run a nonprofit called the Montana Kayak Academy which provides free whitewater instruction to youth between 8 &18 yrs old and we will be sure to tell everyone we know to NOT TRAVEL WITH EITHER VIRGIN ATLANTIC OR BRITISH AIRWAYS.... EVER!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Good entertainment, food and in-flight crew"
Cons: "Because this flight was delayed it was a miracle (involving running til my throat literally bled) that I made my connection. Ground crew could not have been less helpful - even to my friend who they knew was trying to get home to attend a family funeral."

Pros: "Amazing food and drinks, and to top it off we were served a frozen ice cream treat during our flight."

Pros: "Helpful flight attendants"
Cons: "Delay at the airport due to system down where agents had to check in everyone manually"

Pros: "The crew were very friendly, and helpful. I also liked that the exit row that I was given had more than enough leg room, the dinner was really good for airplane food and snacks were great also. The attendant that I had for my section also told me that all food and drinks were free so they gave me a few extra adult drinks here and there which is a plus for how long the flight was going to be. The movie selection is great also having some on there that are still in theaters is a huge plus."
Cons: "The boarding process seemed way out of order, they made so many mistakes and nobody knew what to do, then you have the pushy passengers that are sitting coach getting mad that you're boarding before them. Breakfast left me wanting something else, lets just say this if you are given the choice of something vs french toast, take the something."

Pros: "We paid extra for more legroom and it was totally worth it."
Cons: "The regular seats were so lacking in leg room that I could not cross my legs, reach the floor to get my glasses when I dropped them, or even get my carry-on out. There is no way to get into the "brace for impact position" with arms over your head and head in your lap! This is really unsafe, not to mention really uncomfortable. The flight was long, so comfort would be nice! Our first flight was regular seats and I was pretty miserable and I am a slender woman 5'6". The extra 3" was great, and we had to pay more on the return trip. The FAA should be investigating seat size and safety on planes."

Pros: "Entertainment selection Cabin Service associates were very good WiFi service available"
Cons: "The planes are old and tired, new 787s on this route are long overdue. Thomson's premium service is an improved offering over Virgin and offers more inclusive extras such as lounge access. There is no wonder wall on the 747 only a wonder "basket" If you are flying from Gatwick, upgrading to premium isn't worth it. Go to upper class or fly with another airline. Check in was quicker for Economy passengers and it proved a challenge to work past the economy passengers during boarding to get to the premium agent."

Pros: "The flight was late but the pilots made up most of the time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Quantity of food was less for the dinner time..but overall experience was good.."

Pros: "The staff was so helpful and upbeat and somehow they stayed that way the whole 8 hour flight. This was economy btw! More good things: Comfy seat, personal entertainment screen, really nice food. One free checked bag, bathroom was bigger, (it may have been a handicapped bathroom)."
Cons: "Nothing was a problem at all. (I saved "excellent" for the things I really wanted to emphasize)"

Pros: "Legroom was much better than on U.S. carriers doing same long trip."

Pros: "first time I flew VirginAtlantic. Heard so many good things about it. It fact even our Uber driver was praising the airline on our way to the airport. But once onboard: - poor food (I mean 'survival kit' style) - entertainment station was not working - games feel like 20 years old - design (heavy red) now looks dated and suffocating - hostesses are more focused on their hairstyle than their customers"
Cons: "Back to Air France next time!"

Pros: "Very nice staff"

Pros: "comfort, entertainment, food"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "More than one hour delated"

Pros: "Wifi worked very well"
Cons: "Jave to pay for everything on an overseas flight"

Pros: "The boarding and the overall flight experience was quite good."
Cons: "There were movie options such as Sully and Deepwater Horizon, which I think are unsuitable for flights. Overall, the movie options could have had more variety."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Customer service was horrible - they were so rude on the plane Food was done by the time it was our turn I got food poising off of the breakfast horrible"

Cons: "Never seen an international flight charges checked in luggage $130 US dollars a piece"

Pros: "Friendly crew and good food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "As expected, great customer service from Virgin. Great Vera system. Friendly and welcoming experience."
Cons: "The seats!!!! Omg I got bed sores. Not really but they have got to be the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat in. For a European flight from Uk they'd be fine. But for 9 hours...not good. The short hop down from ATL to MCO after was a blessed relief. Virgin, you have got to think a little more about your passengers asses. Also, having flown with just about every major transatlantic operator, including previous trips with Virgin, the knee room was not good. If you stretched out under the seat in front you were ok but draw your knees up... I wore short trousers for comfort and have sore points on my knees where they rubbed against the material of the chair in front."

Pros: "The comfort of the flight and entertainment."
Cons: "My bag was not put on the correct flight so I had no bag for 3 days, they were slow in getting my bag to Bali from Sydney. It was really unacceptable. I talked to 5 different people to make sure my bag was put on the correct plane, even asked before boarding if it was on and they said yes.The food was horrible, I only ate it because I was starving. Flight was delayed from Sydney to Bali, which caused me to miss my pick up. Not sure if I'll fly with them again."

Pros: "Entertainment had a good selection"
Cons: "Seat very narrow. I'm a 5'5" 135 lb female."

Pros: "No queues on check in, security nor on arrival. New plane, touch screens, usual abundance of films and food. More drink rounds than last trip. Wifi if you want it."
Cons: "cabin crew very perfunctory. No apology for screen needing resets ( sorry about that would do). Ok but no smiles or personal interaction"

Pros: "Everything was excellent. Food, service, attendant, on-time etc,"

Pros: "Nothing. I’ll never do business with Delta again. Not even to make use of the $80.00 voucher credit they extended. Delta San Antonio manager Delphine is an awful representative of customer service, and a horrible person!"
Cons: "I should have never flown Delta."

Cons: "Four hour delay, rude gate agent, seat in front of me was broken making my already small space smaller, the plane smelled."

Pros: "Good entertainment options"
Cons: "Overall okay crew, but some very rude members"

Cons: "Food was terrible. Paid for first class, expected something better than coach. Our food choice was a ham sandwich, there were better choices but the crew took them for themselves so nothing left for the 1st class passengers. Similar situation on our eastbound flight the week earlier. I doubt if Delta knows or cares that this occurs. After paying more than twice the coach fare, we expect something better than a ham sandwich on a coast to coast flight."

Pros: "Good experience"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "Seats in economy are never comfortable. And someone also reclines their seat. But overall bathrooms were clean and food was good. Really no complaints about the flight itself or the crew!"
Cons: "Carry ons are too big! People should not be allowed to bring a piece of luggage inside the cabin. They are very heavy and some people cannot even lift them to place them in overhead compartment. Makes boarding slower and more complicated. Seats need to be a little wider. If a big person sits next"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was jovial and very pleasant. Smiles all around. Flight attendant at the very beginning said, "Welcome to flight --- to Bahamas. . . just kidding." It made people chuckle."

Pros: "Nothing exceptional stands out"
Cons: "Flight was not on time"

Pros: "Too long to connect from Atlanta to Minneapolis after 6 hrs layover in Amsterdam."
Cons: "Have all Minneapolis passengers go direct from Amsterdam to Minneapolis"

Pros: "On time boarding. Good entertainment options, friendly staff"

Pros: "see above"

Pros: "Complimentary beverages."
Cons: "Chicken and pasta for dinner"

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "Boarding was a little bit rushed and the gate agent was visibly irritated by some passengers who didn’t check their bags."

Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."

Pros: "They tried."

Pros: "I like everything!! From now on I'm going to travel with Aeromexico Very comfortable great service friendly."
Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "The chekc in person was very helpful."
Cons: "The plane was too hot and the pilot did not accommodate the passengers request. More than just me made the same request."

Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hrs"

Pros: "Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!"

Pros: "After almost every airline cancelled. Delta still took me to where I needed to go with not one single problem. That pilot was amazing. I forget his name. But the plane didn't slide or anything during take off. Amazing."
Cons: "What was there not to like. We were a little bit late but I wasn't in a rush. I planned well ahead. Delta moved my flight from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. and that was perfectly fine with me."

Pros: "Fast, orderly boarding."
Cons: "These planes are too small. I’m average in size but women have hips and it’s not easy fitting into the seats. Why are they stacked so closely together? It’s ridiculous."

Pros: "On time flight arrival"
Cons: "Baggage Claim was very disorganized. They indicated bags were to be picked up at a carousel that was under construction. When we went to the service desk, they directed us to another carousel which was incorrect. There was no announcement made and there was a delay in updating the baggage claim board."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hrs. Annoying!"

Pros: "Excellent leg room. Comfy seat"
Cons: "Seat couldn't recline back. Was a little uncomfortable for a long flight. Chair had crumbs on it before I sat down-it was easily wiped away meaning no one had cleaned the chairs or looked at them beforehand. Absolutely freezing. Wearing long socks and boots and my feet still felt frozen by the end."

Pros: "Was initially hoping to fly a US airline but will now look for Aeromexico first. Exceeded my expectations!"
Cons: "The layover in Mexico City was a bit long and the airport was not so great"

Pros: "Flight on time"

Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "the older stuardess on my flight from Cancun to Atlanta was very misinformed- told me my carry on wouldn't fit in the over head bin... it did. Told me I had to check my duty free liquor.. I didn't. Told me I couldn't bring all of my liquor in to the US... I could. I just kept saying ok to her just to shut her up, but she ensued with her comments and wrong info as if I don't travel as often as I do. Perhaps she was attempting to be helpful, but it came off as obnoxious and rude especially since she was wrong on every accord. Humbleness and customer service training would do her very good. All other DELTA staff have been great."

Pros: "very short flight, flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Plane was small so carry on space was at a premium, but everything fit"

Pros: "Boarding, checking in etc. The usual stuff, nothign spectacular."
Cons: "Seats are getting too crowded!"

Pros: "The crew was beyond friendly and courteous. Lots of leg room."
Cons: "I was an older plane, it was louder than our flight down to Atlanta. Nothing they could do about it, but a slight annoyance."

Pros: "I would like more detail about traveling companions displayed."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No air conditioner it's too hot inside"

Pros: "Friendly and informative flight attendants kept the passengers in reasonable spirit."
Cons: "Left nearly an hour late after confusion related to oversold seats and upgrades. The gate agent entered the plane multiple times. The landing was rough, the brakes were loud."

Pros: "Got us there on time. not much more can ask for on a short flight"
Cons: "Wish Delta offers more reasonable and available business class awards"

Pros: "Good food (for economy), lots of little perks (like eye shades), and most importantly, excellent service from the flight attendants. One of my best transatlantic flights."

Pros: "Staff was amazing! Very friendly and accommodating. We were traveling with a two-year-old and they moved us to first class to give extra room for the car seat."
Cons: "Lots of turbulents. The plane was smaller so they asked me to check in my carry-on as we were boarding. No issues getting my luggage back."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating, and service was good"
Cons: "I purchased a basic economy ticket and upon checking in, my Delta app said my seat was unassigned and I had to get my boarding pass at the airport. I checked back later and the app had me as number 7 on the standby list. I called Delta (wait time 3+ hours... my flight was in 3), and then the Delta app support where I was able to get through to someone. She told me that the ticket I purchased over a month in advance did not guarantee me a seat on the plane (???). She said that if I was bumped from the flight they would reschedule me for the next morning. She was pretty rude and made it seem like I had a 50/50 shot of getting on this plane. I rushed to the airport in hopes that I would be the first from Standby there, and the gate agent told me that I was fine and would board right after first class and be assigned a seat then. Great. Once I got my seat assignment, I board to find out there is someone else sitting in my seat...... They eventually called the desk and had her moved, but it was the weirdest boarding experience I've had.. and I've flown Spirit. These planes that Delta fly's are SO OLD. Both times I have flown Delta the "turbulence" has been so bad and cold air was blowing right on my the whole flight with no option to turn it off (it wasn't from one of the vents, but from the side). Someone close to me works for Delta and I know for a fact that some of their engines blow mid-flight.. and they tell the passengers that it's turbulence.. so that doesn't make me feel very safe. I won't fly Delta again if there is another comparable option."

Pros: "I liked the free entertainment"
Cons: "The fact that I can't afford first class."

Pros: "Got an upgrade to Comfort + Delta is the best major airline in USA for sure"

Cons: "Flight attendants were a little snobby and didn't treat all passengers equally, in my humble opinion (note: I was sitting in 1st class)."

Cons: "The factfact they had a problem shouldn't effect their customers. They postponed the flight 5 times by 6 hours to cancel it at the end, why not cancel immediately and save the trouble to all their passengers"

Cons: "Just the nature of regional jet travel. Cramped, noisy. No problems, but harder to accept at the end of a 17 hour travel day."

Pros: "Always have great experience with Delta flight attendants and staff. The entertainment on mobile phone was a really nice add-on, I had never seen before."
Cons: "Flight was delayed in taking off, waiting for connecting passengers. Plane was old, which is most Delta planes, but this one showed it. The tray table looked like it was from the 70s or 80s. Flying into Midway instead of O'hare was anticlimactic."

Cons: "The seats were very cramped. The seat was too small for an international flight."

Cons: "Because of fog my originating flight was 2 + hours late. I still could have made the flight if they had held it a few minutes. That did not happen."

Pros: "Nothing . Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "Refund people money"

Pros: "They hand out wine like it's candy"
Cons: "Also, they hand out wine like it's candy - be careful!"

Pros: "Attention and comfort"

Cons: "Boarding process could be better. They can board the end rows first and go back to the first rows. This will help with better flow with passengers not blocking the pathways."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Perfect"

Cons: "Perfect"

Cons: "The plane is still on the run way waiting for a gate & I’ll miss my shuttle bus to my next stop. Darn..."

Cons: "Better time management."

Pros: "Every thing is excillent"

Cons: "Did not get aboard"

Cons: "My seat was assigned to someone else and I paid for an upgrade but got a center seat with less legroom than what I paid for"

Pros: "All the full service airlines are pretty good in the air. But what sets apart Lufthansa is it's ground staff. On the previous occasion I had left behind my waist bag on the seat containing passports, cash and cards. Their lost and found desk retrieved it quickly, absolutely intact. On the last occasion, my mother in law, who is over 85 was taken care of very well at not only Delhi but especially at the Frankfurt airport. I must truly acknowledge young lady Jessica's efforts, in ensuring that everything was handled very caringly by her personally, for an old lady at the Frankfurt airport."

Pros: "Window seats on the upper deck have additional luggage storage bins and seem to have more leg room than seats on the main deck."
Cons: "Keep all babies in one section of the aircraft"

Cons: "A lot to improve on the seat size for comfort."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Again miserable muslim meal with only vegetables! Not enough room in the cabin for the personal bags that I had to put it under my feet for the whole trip ( +10 hrs ) having my legs stuck between the seat and the bags ."

Cons: "Two flights delayed then no bags when we got to Chicago- disappointing and annoying. Great to arrive with no coats in winter!"

Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "An hour + delayed departure and arrival."

Cons: "No problems"

Pros: "Perfect"

Pros: "Plenty of legroom in main cabin"
Cons: "Video selection unreliable"

Pros: "Everything seemed to run smoothly."
Cons: "No issues this leg"

Pros: "The airlines gives the best flights possible."

Pros: "While showing wear and tear, the business seats are great - comfortable with nice design"

Cons: "The automatic boarding system was slow"

Pros: "Just. O k regarding. foof"

Pros: "The after dinner cognac was nice."

Pros: "Always awesome"

Pros: "The movie options where not great."
Cons: "Movie options."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Last year I flew Air France. Lufthansa is far superior!"

Cons: "wheel chair crew ignored us during boarding. my mother had to walk to the gate which was very difficult"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "changing seat assignment"

Cons: "No boarding advantages as a star alliance silver member."

Cons: "Leg space is tight"

Pros: "Upgrade because of delay, escort to airplane, baggage service"

Cons: "Didn't happen. Missed it and got re routed thru United."

Cons: "Broken chair would not stay reclined. TV screens need to be updated. The touch feature only works half the time. You have to keep tapping it. Temperature on the plane goes from freezing to hot. Very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Checkin was timely and the agent helpful!"
Cons: "The immigration line was way too long in New Delhi."

Cons: "A disaster but was able to arrive 5 hours later to my destination. Better than a day late."

Pros: "The stewardess who served drinks and snacks were kind, fast, and efficient."
Cons: "The woman at the United Airline check in counter before we boarded the plane was rudely yelling at everybody to board the plane. She was very unpleasant, not welcoming, no smile, just plane yelling."

Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "It was overbooked."

Pros: "Staff was amazing - so incredibly friendly and went the extra mile in every way they could."

Pros: "Service and on time"
Cons: "The old was awful"

Pros: "Nice plane, fast boarding, more room."
Cons: "Needs more lavatories"

Pros: "Trip was very comfortable. I was also upgrades which was very nice. I will check the rates for Lufthansa every time I go to Italy. It is the airline of my choice. Also the plane was new and very clean. Thanks Vince F. Chicago"

Cons: "The plane boarded late and arrived late so we almost missed our connection."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No Tetris game"

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