Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New Delhi to Istanbul Airport
Turkish Airlines and Air India have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl to Istanbul. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from New Delhi will not be allowed to enter Istanbul Airport. Travelers who have been in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the country. Restriction does not apply to Turkish citizens and residents.
Read more about travel restrictions for Istanbul Airport
Visitors from New Delhi will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Istanbul Airport.
Visitors from New Delhi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken before departing to Istanbul Airport.
Form for Entry to Turkey
Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.
Passenger Locator Card
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
The average direct flight takes 6h 40m, covering a distance of 4566 km.
There are 14 (direct) flights between New Delhi and Istanbul Airport per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air Arabia (₹ 19,985) and Etihad Airways (₹ 24,368), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Ukraine International Airlines (₹ 34,993) and Etihad Airways (₹ 35,067).
Turkish Airlines flies 7 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Air India flies 7 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
For New Delhi to Istanbul Airport, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul Airport back to New Delhi, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I like the crew."
Cons: "All good."
Cons: "Best flight ever. Everything was perfect . Best crew ,"
Pros: "Good like always"
Cons: "All perfect"
Pros: "We liked the service that was given, the crew member was nice."
Cons: "We didn’t like how are seats were all messed up, my kids, my wife had all different seatings."
Cons: "We asked them to provide us with assistance as we had 3 infants with us but no one helped us from check in to boarding gate. Even though we called emirates customer care to afd oyr name in assistance when we booked the ticket but at airport they said we cannot privide any assistance . Moreover one of our family member had wheel chair assistance they never provided wheel chair at Dubai airport reason being they said they have shortage of wheel chairs. Such a bad experience we had !! I will never recommend anyone to travel with Emirates."
Pros: "Good, entertainment & comfort"
Cons: "Crew not bad"
Pros: "Food, Service, entertainment"
Pros: "I liked the service provided."
Cons: "Would like to see decent vegetarian food options. Also please introduce some variance in your menu. the menu has been the same in the last 3 flights."
Cons: "one of the Lady crew member was very rude. When i asked her child meal she made a very bad face and told me that u should have booked online. I explained her i tried but couldnt book coz of may be cheap fare category. It was quite embarrassing for me :("
Pros: "No commutation no help for transit"
Cons: "I am a women no help first time fling with them"
Cons: "Always spicy food"
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Crew was not so great"
Pros: "Very clean. New fixtures nice screen"
Pros: "Everything except food"
Cons: "Nothing as such."
Cons: "Had to wait 5 hrs to get my boarding pass"
Cons: "Food was not tasty or interesting."
Pros: "Services and schedule and on time departures and arrivals."
Pros: "It was comfortable and efficient."
Pros: "Service Gluten free food provided."
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "One of the best airlines I have flown. Very good with kids and they do a hell of a good job of cleaning restrooms. Food quality was great."
Cons: "Hindu meal has meat in it which was a surprise. It was too cold inside plane and they would take blankets before landing and won't give you blankets till take off is complete. They should give water bottles."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and crew was dismissive with questions and concerns about connecting flights"
Pros: "Everything was excellent. Emirates is a quality airway."
Cons: "In this flight the flight attendant thought she was doing us a favour,although seated in 26F,preference of food was finished,there was no Pepsi,and felt I was treated badly because of my color and dress mode."
Pros: "All is good"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was good, with many, many options to choose from. The headphones provided were certainly more comfortable than anything I have experienced on other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding process is chaotic. Especially so in Dubai. Moreover, they do not allow a laptop bag in addition to the normal carry-on baggage. Every other airline I have flown allows this. What is even more frustrating is that a women's purse is allowed, so I saw women carrying giant bags with their laptops, etc. in those bags, whereas I had to stuff mine into my carry-on briefcase. This is not normal (as in, other airlines allow it), is not mentioned in the ticket, not mentioned while given the boarding pass, BUT is strictly enforced at the very last minute right before entering the plane."
Pros: "Comfortable. Good food."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess."
Pros: "The crew was bery rude and not helpful at all. Worst airline we have ever used"
Pros: "The Airbus was very good -as comfortable as possible in Economy."
Cons: "It was a little noisy in our seats (we were next to one of the crew areas). But the biggest gripe was about the way we were treated when queuing. We all expect to have to wait our turn but it's incredibly frustrating when 1) the system isn't fair (eg splitting a queue into two then allowing those behind you to go to the front of a new line) and 2) treating us like second class by drawing a curtain in front of our faces so Business class people don't have to see us when they disembark."
Pros: "Everything Emirates is the best"
Cons: "No reason to complain."
Pros: "The crew was super attentive."
Cons: "The food choices were not good. The tray included more carbs than any thing else...a roll, crackers and breadsticks. A lighter choice of a sandwich or a cheese tray would have been nice. Rather than small cups of water on a 14 hour flight, it would have been nice to have bottles of water."
Pros: "Overall ok, food n entertainment was good"
Cons: "You cannot request seat preference, did not help!!"
Pros: "I am sure I did this review on ce already!"
Pros: "Very organized boarding"
Pros: "Crew and service were good. Not a fan of Indian food. Ran out of alternatives. You are leaving India. Might want something other than Indian."
Cons: "Used 2 prong headphones so you couldn't use your own which was uncomfortable."
Pros: "The ground and on-board staff was courteous and efficient. The specious seating and clean men's room were added bonus."
Cons: "Coffee was ok, but could be better."
Pros: "The food and tv, and the staff is so helpful"
Cons: "Delhi to dbx was uncomfortable & they have changed our seat without any warning"
Pros: "Elegance in general"
Cons: "Nothing to complain"
Pros: "The crews were curteous and helpfull. The food served was fresh and tasty and was of pretty much of our Indian taste. The cleanliness in side the plane was par exellence. Keep up good job. It was pleasure flying with Emirates."
Pros: "I am a frequent flyer for abt 10 years but airline does not give any advantage to regular custoners. As per IATA in case if stay more than 8 hoursin transit they should provide complementary rooms to aged people atleast. Very POIR customer service"
Cons: "Airlune doesnot differentiate between firime customercand its own frequent flyers customers. I prefer other airliness for better customer service."
Pros: "Food is great"
Cons: "Service is good"
Pros: "Airbus 380. Wider seats. Excellent service."
Cons: "Long journey."
Pros: "Great service and friendly staff"
Cons: "Did not get a choice to add stay in Dubai."
Pros: "The food and the personnel i"
Cons: "I like everything"
Cons: "Stay away from Turkish airlines. Customer service is the worst I have ever experienced"
Cons: "Crew was not helpful at all, didn’t even bother to come when asked for help"
Cons: "Vegetarian meals"
Cons: "Flight attendants have limited English fluency."
Cons: "Airport arrival experience at passport control was terrible"
Pros: "The food was good. The staff very friendly."
Cons: "Seats are hard as a a rock..it was like A cattle car, no ability to check in on line, service at the counter horrible, baggage ridiculous my 30.L duffle definitely qualified for carry on but my tiny backpack (10 L) small as a purse) made the guy say check the duffel...others had huge rally bags plus back pacjs"
Cons: "Leg room Food choices"
Cons: "Rude crew.. i am elite plus ..i can only imagine how they treat people with no status"
Pros: "Sfo-ist I would rate 5 stars, great hospitality and food. IST-SFO 3 stars, bad food, not a welcoming staff."
Pros: "The food and quality of the flight was incredible."
Cons: "You broke my suitcase"
Pros: "Excellent service. Even the food was great :-). The bathroom cream and parfume were a nice touch. Nice hot towels, Nice touch to provide a menu! Check-in was a breeze"
Pros: "Everything was exceptional"
Pros: "Never fly again"
Pros: "Friendly and accommodating crew, surprisingly great food, and nice drink options."
Cons: "AC is on initially, then it gets really hot and uncomfortable after the first meal service. i asked a CA if she could help, but the temperature didn't change. This was the pattern for all 4 flights I took recently. Everything else was great though!"
Pros: "Superb service. Good food. Organized on boarding. Not overbooked. New planes. USB available for charging devices."
Cons: "Long layover in Istanbul."
Cons: "some staff spoken English was not upto the mark"
Pros: "Asked for emergency exit but was told to pay. Managed to change inside the plane."
Cons: "Turkish now joins the sad club of airlines that charges for better seats."
Cons: "We had asked for wheel chair. At Istanbul we were made to wait for almost two hours. Our boarding passes were collected by your staff, when I raised my voice, were given one wheel chair and I had to run along with the staff or we could have missed the flight. I wanted to have some grub at airport but there was no time."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Food, service and very mean crew. Upon landing in Istanbul no guidance is provided about your next flight and nobody helps. Very crowded and small airport."
Pros: "Ayten was the perfect flight attendant. Very friendly and helpful. Outstanding."
Pros: "Staff was courteous and wore smiles..."
Cons: "The food could have been better..."
Cons: "Hardly any leg space"
Cons: "In Istanbul, wheel chair facility was not provided. Wheel chair facility was there with itinerary."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Seats are a bit old."
Cons: "Cleanliness of the aircraft, service of the crew members"
Pros: "I have always enjoyed my travels on Turkish airlines. Service is superb, staff is very polite and always willing to help."
Cons: "The boarding can be better organized. It can be chaotic and disorganized."
Pros: "Traveling business class makes all the difference, as it should. Trolley service lets one see and choose a meal. Attendants were very nice and helpful. Also, the Turkish Air Lounge in Istanbul is incredible and almost worth a destination in its own right."
Pros: "I just wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for the affordable luxury that your airline brings to the everyday traveler. Your food is delectable and your service unmatched."
Pros: "Great entertainment, very friendly staff, decent quality planes , good beverages"
Cons: "below average food . Particularly for health conscious people."
Cons: "Pathetic vegetarian food."
Pros: "Good filling i"
Pros: "Good food. I would say there is scope for improvement on wines"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was above average. The in-flight crew was fine, although not particularly gracious or kind."
Cons: "Thankfully I did not have to interact with the flight crew or on-ground customer service very much, especially after my flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (which was an absolute nightmare)."
Pros: "I liked the aircraft. They were fairly new and well maintained. New inflight entertainment and movies. Fairly spacious for a medium sized person."
Cons: "I feel the food could have been better."
Cons: "Return flight from Delhi to Istanbul to Houston cancelled on Jan 8 2017 due to bad weather in Istanbul. Extremely poor to non-existent process in communicating and rerouting passengers. Frustrating to me and monumental time loss for business travellers like me."
Pros: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."
Cons: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."
Pros: "Courteous service, good food and fine entertainment options."
Cons: "The USB charging port wasn't working."
Pros: "Seat comfortable good leg space"
Cons: "Food quality and selection of items and taste"
Pros: "The service was good, inflight amenities were nice."
Cons: "They changed my flight date so many times, I was unable to fly"
Cons: "Employees didnt look or act very welcoming. Very little food."
Pros: "I really appreciated the service. I asked questions that were real to me but could come across like childish and the staff took great care of me."
Pros: "Duration of the flight is good."
Cons: "Staff on Istanbul airport is rude. They don't respond to people"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food chairs"
Pros: "Entertainment system, food"
Cons: "Announcements illegible"
Pros: "Flight attendants have a great attitude and are very helpful. Clean interiors, nice seats."
Pros: "Big aircraft made it a smooth flight"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable for long haul, better care"
Pros: "Attention and comfort"
Cons: "Flight delays were unimaginable"
Cons: "Better time management."
Pros: "Good food and crew"
Cons: "Free WiFi"
Pros: "Im stuck in London due to flight delays. I will never book with kayak again. I am so fed up with travel ticket i booked with kayak"
Pros: "I’m so grateful for all the movies"
Cons: "Flight was delayed bc of Pakistan air space so I had to take 3 planes instead of 2"
Pros: "Plane is old and dingy. No charging available and the seats are so uncomfortable. Crew was just ok."
Pros: "Air hostesses was rude in flight from India. I have notice lots of passengers couldn’t speak English and they probably thinks everyone is like that."
Cons: "Tell Air Hostess to be polite if any one asking for something it’s part of their job"
Pros: "Better food ! I had food positing with the meat roll that was provided from Delhi The tv was not working"
Cons: "Food has to be better"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was diverse."
Cons: "Seats in economy were too cramped."
Pros: "Good crew unlike previous experience few months ago."
Pros: "Flight left and arrived on-time. Flight attendents were pleasant and helpful. Food portions and choices were good, and Lufthansa is always generous with drinks. Good value for money on Lufthansa."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic, as clear instructions were not given about which group was boarding when and where to line up. Also Lufthansa did not do a good job managing carry-on bags, so that it took way too long to load people and many bags were left over once overhead bins were full. Seating area is cramped in economy."
Pros: "Crew members were friendly."
Cons: "Bathrooms need freshners, many passenger, infants , kids use it. It smell not unclean ."
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."
Cons: "Because the one came in from London Got Delay And I miss my flight"
Pros: "Treated with kindness and courtesy by ground and cabin staff."
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: "Waited an hour after boarding in the plane."
Pros: "Generally like Lufthansa service - have been flying the airline for 15 years+ Pilots are always excellent"
Cons: "Every flight (to and from India) seems to have the chicken option run out. Why not order accordingly? Had a bad seating experience. LH.com showed that I had completed the boarding process. But when I went to the counter, my seat was changed without my consent (to a worse seat), and I was told that the online process wasn't complete!! Then the website should say accordingly. It's really annoying when this happens. I think the ground crew in New Delhi duped me. At one point, my call button for my meal was ignored for ~30 minutes on the plane. And then I was told there was no more chicken, and handed a veggie wrap. One wonders whether I could have gotten chicken 30 minutes ago!"
Cons: "They made me sit next to a special needs person and did not warn me. I didn’t signup to keep helping the elderly."
Pros: "Great service, on time departures and arrivals, lie flat seats in business class. The planes were relatively new. Waiting lounges at Delhi and Frankfurt are well stocked with food."
Cons: "Almost nothing"
Pros: "Staff and flight were great. We were surrounded by kind of rude flyers. They complained when my husband moved the seat back. And they were just standing in the aisle most of the time. Person in front of me stretched her arms over the seat so her hands were dangling in front of me and fingers in my screen. I know we were in coach, but maybe another inch of separation would be nice for such long flights."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "No delay and the landing is smooth"
Cons: "Boarding seamed inefficient. Loaded handicap onto separate vehicle in middle of us boarding, so it stopped our process. My seat didn't recline even though it had a button. No in flight entertainment?! At all... Got a crappy breakfast omelet that i didn't want to put in my stomach."
Pros: "I like the lufthansa Flight. The Crew was Amazing."
Cons: "I didn't like there UNITED Flight merger/connecting flight. United flights are not comfortable at all especially seat's cushion. There in-flight Touch Screens are pathetic. Either United Airlines need to upgrade there planes or Lufthansa should think of avoiding them"
Cons: "Boarding mix up, which was completely Lufthansa's responsibility, delayed my flight to Istanbul for one hour which caused my missing my connection with another airline. This in turn cost me the original flight and a new ticket purchase of at an exorbent price."
Cons: "My wife has an I797 document. Lufthansa didn't recognize it and I had to book her a business class flight on Qatar airways."
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Crew was very very rude , special meals were not provided in spite of being confirmed many weeks before"
Pros: "Boarding was fast Crew was polite"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board!!!!!!"
Cons: "bad business class experience, requested assistance 2 but only one came that alsoafter so much hassel will never travel or recommend"
Pros: "Courteous service."
Cons: "Food is bland, unimaginative and below par. No english news papers."
Cons: "Flight was an hour and a half late!"
Pros: "The airlines gives the best flights possible."
Pros: "Ground Staff helpful. Cockpit pilots communicated effectively. Cabin staff was courteous."
Cons: "The wait prior to takeoff. Flight departed late. The gate counters at IGIA, New Delhi were allowing some passengers to pre-board early even though the passenger was not senior citizen or handicapped, or family with children. Food from New Delhi to Frankfurt was less than optimal in taste."
Pros: "Great services and very good food."
Pros: "Food snacks were awful."
Pros: "Very polite and helpful staff"
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "I appreciated the advance boarding for families traveling with younger children. Plenty of time to settle in with the kiddos."
Cons: "This airline has little respect for its customers. In the economy/coach cabin, they squeeze the seat distances to such an extent that, when the person in front of you leans their chair back, you cannot get out of your seat at an upright angle. You have to significantly bend your body. To not loose your balance, you have to grab on to the seat in front of you and that disturbs the other passenger. If they're sleeping, they can be woken up by that. Lufthansa does not care much for its passengers. Nor do many other companies, for that matter, but I think Lufthansa is taking things further than most airlines. It is a disgrace. Their brand is not what it once was."
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "wheel chair crew ignored us during boarding. my mother had to walk to the gate which was very difficult"
Cons: "Small plain and food was very bad"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "changing seat assignment"
Cons: "Leg space is tight"
Pros: "Checkin was timely and the agent helpful!"
Cons: "The immigration line was way too long in New Delhi."
Pros: "The airbus seating was comfortable. It was my first time in this type of plane, and it was a great experience, even in coach class. The crew was great. I gave respects and received 10X more. Thank you Lufthansa!"
Cons: "I don't eat much on long flights so I don't have much to share, though I did feel that food quality can be better. To be fair, the same comments apply to all other airlines that I have flown, with Emirates being the exception. No big issues for me personally, though."
Pros: "Everything was great. Never flying again from any other flight"
Pros: "The flight was very late taking off meaning I had to literally run across the airport at Krakow to make my connecting flight to London Heathrow which was over an hour late arriving at Heathrow Airport."
Pros: "Very good, professional and kind crew. The airline did not submit my request for vegetarian food but one of the crew went out of her way to create an "a la carte" dinner from the first class food."
Cons: "The plane does not have a gate at the Tom Bradley terminal and we had to be bused in. That was too much delay. On top of that, the airline lost one of our luggage. Thank god for insurance!"
Pros: "All except food"
Pros: "That we landed safely"
Cons: "Flying with other company"
Cons: "Toilets was’t in service for flight from Warsaw to Lviv"
Pros: "Nothing, 45 minutes delay my bag never came on time barely made it to the flight"
Pros: "Crew, food, boarding, entertainment was great."
Cons: "Polish airlines have their issues, but this was perfect."
Cons: "Give more informations if there is any problem or schedul"
Pros: "Roomy, offered water"
Cons: "Food selection"
Cons: "Having to be bussed both two and from the planes by a surety ground staff stinks"
Pros: "Nothing to like in this Lufthansa flight."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed by 40 minutes. Flight delayed by almost an hour. And after departure crew informed us that they has some issues with catering and they will not provide with a regular service. Even tee was not available (they offerred juice, coke). They gave sandwich in a business class!"
Cons: "Checked in luggage did not arrive. Arrived on Thursday was told to wait till delivery on Monday. Is it normal for LOT customers to wait for they luggage for 4 days? Disappointed"
Pros: "Crew and staff were amazingly friendly. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The flight from Newark to Warsaw was delayed by over an hour."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours and gate was changed 4 times. Unbelievable!!!"
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "The check-in opened a bit late from Israel and I did not plan on it at all but I look at what I had better things so I think there were a lot of good things here so I do not look at check-in"
Pros: "Seat was ok"
Pros: "Crew as great! Good seats and good entertainment"
Cons: "Cleaner bathrooms"
Cons: "Boarding was late, "snack" was a small wafer. Flight crew hid behind a curtain for most of the flight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "Lines for checking in and for boarding were very disorganized and people were butting in front of people who were there longer. The plane seating was too close to each other. More room is needed."
Pros: "Direct flying"
Cons: "Not on time, 3 hrs delay flying in and 1hr delay coming back"
Pros: "Is a direct flight to Budapesr"
Cons: "We left Chicago at 7:58 pm instead of 4:35 pm, they got us on the airplane and than we just sat there for 3 hrs till finally we were able to take off. No explanation was offered for the delay"
Pros: "Brand new plane, very smart albeit plasticy and clunky. Professional staff. Very helpful when I had a specific personal request at the booking office. Flight crew were not constantly trying to force us to buy things or making announcements every 5mins like some budget airlines I could name. Flight was 30mins early so no problems there."
Cons: "Warsaw Airport is terrible. Not enough seats in the departure longes. Not enough choice for shops. Not enough toilets for the volume of passengers."
Pros: "Seat comfort. Smooth flight."
Cons: "55min delayed boarding at JFK, 55min delayed landing ans 35min awaiting gate access upon landing at JFK."
Pros: "The flight itself was not bad"
Cons: "Customer service was horrible at the airport from staff . They did not let us board , even though we got there on time from Chicago and people were still in line. We waiting 6 hours , and the flight was delayed another 1 hour and a 1/2.. customer service did not accommodate us in our time in Poland . We had to pay additional fees for transportation from airport to hotel"
Pros: "The Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" proved to be a great plane. The noise level inside the cabin was low, the legroom and width of the seats was excellent,"
Cons: "The flight attendant was rather "bossy" than customer oriented."
Pros: "Got me there."
Cons: "Extremely cramped seats, late and almost didn't make connection, buses back and forth the whole way, jerky drivers."
Pros: "The gate crew was polite and communicative when asked what was happening with the delays. The flight itself was uneventful."
Cons: "There was no real food except for purchase, and the flight attendants went so quickly through the aisles I couldn't even catch their attention. The flight was 45 minutes late and the departure kept creeping up in 10 minute increments before it finally just said "delayed. I would have liked entertainment on the flight. I was in a row with 3 seats filled and then there were other rows completely empty. So the seat selection was not accurate at all."
Pros: "The crew was hospitable and warm. All the in-flight service was attentive and high-quality. We had a wonderful experience with LOT and would reccent them."
Cons: "The only potential difficulty was the short layovers. We made our connection boarding with only 20 minutes to spare."
Cons: "I have been told at the airport that I had an unconfirmed flight and was told that I could not travel to Istanbul. I am still at my departure city, in Chicago. I bought my tickets just like anybody would, go on the website, pick the flights and pay. But someone did not do their job correctly and did not correctly confirm my flight. I paid for this incompetence by missing Christmas and a business meeting. Do not think it will never happen to you, it is just a matter of time that this kind of bad service catches up to you. The system is so disconnected or careless that it can't even figure out I couldn't take the flight which it is is asking me a review for."
Pros: "the crew was great and nice. it was a really long flight and the captain explained the route clearly."
Pros: "Quick, efficient check-in and boarding, friendly staff, clean airplane."
Cons: "(there was nothing I disliked... a good experience overall)"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 1 hour"
Pros: "Airplane was super old, no tv, food was horrible"
Pros: "Had been provided free taxi from and to airport on departure day. Free hotel with 3 meals. But still waisted 3 days"
Cons: "All 160 passengers where rescheduled only in 3 days for a replacement flight"
Cons: "Departure late about 4 hrs, little information along the way. More waiting at arrival for gate to open up due to late arrival. Seats are not comfortable."
Pros: "I have been flying with them for the past 16 years(economy seats), and I have to say that their service,and comfort of overnight flights have improved tremendously! Partially due to the fact that they have 787 Dreamliners now, in which the seats are wider and are reclining more than before, the leg room is bigger, the air quality better. The crew members are very professional,not overly sweet,yet caring and understanding,especially when you are flying with small children.As to those complaining about overcharged luggage- read the rules people! If you go over the maximum limit of 50lb for a check in, let's say 2lb,they won't charge you,but don't expect them to close their eyes when your luggage weighs almost double that!"
Cons: "The food is ok, nicely packed, but even if you don't like it they have extra options to purchase for a small price."
Pros: "Most of the crew was very pleasant and helpful. Food was decent, but much better on the return trip out of Poland. Thank YOU."
Cons: "The toilet lids need to be fixed so that they don't keep hitting you in the back. They do not stay up. Other passengers were talking about the same thing."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and the food wasn't terrible"
Cons: "4 hours late with no explanation and terrible updates left us sitting at the gate the whole yimr"
Cons: "Lack of checked baggage just causes commotion during boarding when the airline finally realizes too many bags and offers free bag checkin... Don't get the bad habbits from us airlines..."
Pros: "Nice crew and polite"
Cons: "Bathrooms, not clean and not functioning Delays"
Cons: "Rude crew, small airplane, zero comfort"
Pros: "Movie selection was decent as well as the service - the crew was more or less nice and professional with me."
Cons: "The fact that we took off 1 hour late and no apologies have been given. No drink service ha been provided while everyone was just sitting there and waiting for takeoff. Normally the plane would catch up the 1 hr delay but not this time. We arrived 1 hour late."
Pros: "food prices, all on time"
Cons: "the flight delayed 2 hours/ the seats are horrible/ is only 1 toilet for all the peaple/"
Pros: "Customer service was good and flight arrived on time."
Pros: "very friendly personal"
Pros: "Food and service were ok."
Cons: "I flew in Premium, but I had to call the airline to have the seat assigned. I could not choose the seat online although the website said I could choose a seat ahead of time. The only way to see the arrangement of seats was through seatguru.com. The best seats for the Premium Class are 4A, 4B and 4F and 4G, which are the first row in Premium. The rest of them have legs or boxes under the seat in front of you, so there is really now way you can stretch your legs fully under the seat in front of you during the flight. I was able to secure 4G for my return flight from Warsaw, but going to Warsaw from O'Hare I was put into 6B, no proper room for the right leg. They did not let us use the Business Class bathroom, which was much closer. We had to go all the way to the bathroom behind the row 19. Very inconvenient. They allow dogs in the Premium cabin, so if you are allergic to dogs brace yourself. I fly LOT only when I have no other option."
Pros: "Crew members were very helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent and nicely served."
Cons: "The lie flat seats were narrow and not very comfortable."
Pros: "It’s OK"
Cons: "Need improvements"
Pros: "Seat spacing, food, crew Everything"
Pros: "The seat were nice & the staff more helpful than before"
Cons: "Food can be better Entertainment is not good at all, you are starting it after take off, which might take an hour, and closing it an hour before landing Which is something not nice at all"
Cons: "Food choice for vegetarian meal was horrible."
Pros: "The attendants and ground crew helping me was excellent."
Cons: "They ran out of food! There were no snack and I had to go without food from AUH to IAD. No snacks either. The focus was on selling food. A truly sad experience. I thought Ethiad was among the top 5 airlines but this experience puts the worse that the top 25"
Cons: "Worst food i ever had in flight..please organize goid caterers"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "The airline staff Abu Dhabi were very unhelpful. They have our seats away to other people. Then they lost our bags. Horrible experience. Would never fly them again!"
Pros: "Good aircraft"
Cons: "Check in could not be done earlier and was not enabled and helpdesk did not help. Seats kept changing till the last moment"
Pros: "Planes were good with good leg room"
Cons: "For Asian Veg Meal, they served Paneer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The spacing between meals was quite large. Entertainment options for adults and kids were quite limited."
Pros: "Good news, the checking in process was so delayed as there were so many people, they made sure all who checked in, got on the plane, no hitches on the lugguages either. I got my lugguage in Singapore."
Cons: "JFK to Singapore through Abu Dhabi. The checking in process at JFK was a mess, it was a full flight. There were many people, trying checking in. Two lines, (1) checking in. (2) checked in, dropping off bags. Some of us who had checked in online was trying to drop off bags only. After waiting 1.5 hours, this line isn't moving at all, while the checking in line was moving. Tried telling the gentlemen in charge who worked there that the checked in line dropping off bagguage was not moving, he didn't really care, they made all kinds of excuses saying other people were waiting, so they were completely clueless as to what was going on. I have never experienced this ever and I fly massively each year. First and last time in Etihad. JFK to Abu Dhabi is a good 13 hour flight. NO SNACKS. SG/BA, or any other airline really has nice sandwishes, ramen, chocolate, cookies, chips. Etihad has NOTHING. Not that I snack but still with a 13 to 14 hour flight, airlines should have something to eat during long flights. Really. Etihad who brands and advertises brilliantly, was extremely disppointing to actually be on the flight."
Pros: "services are good. flight is on time."
Cons: "Movies don't work properly."
Pros: "Clean aircrafts, average leg space and nothing less in services then what you get from other airlines as well."
Cons: "I found crew members bit rude to few customers. Crew members need bit more training in handling pressure on the flight. Also i noticed biased approach of crew members towards customer in comparison to the well dressed and not so well dressed customers."
Pros: "The flight attendants spoke English very well. They were helpful and attentive."
Cons: "I don't like the wait time for the empty food trays to be picked up. But this exist on every airlines."
Pros: "Very gd service"
Pros: "Food abd care"
Pros: "Food was great!!!"
Cons: "Crew not friendly!! Flight dropped cup and napkin never excused herself- smh"
Pros: "timeliness, in-flight entertainment, food"
Cons: "The person checking me in at Delhi was rude. Didn’t let me take the cabin bag that others were allowed to take."
Cons: "Business class seat not very comfortable when in flat position. Chaotic boarding and very slow check in."
Pros: "Crew was good. Food was OK."
Cons: "While going Airport staff was not at all good at Chicago airport. I had a carry on bag, which I had been using in all other airlines as carry on for last couple of years and never was told that the size is not right. I was asked to either check in carry on as extra baggage and pay $300 or put my carry on stuff in my other checked in baggage and pay extra for over limit $120. And I have to trash my carry on of $80 value. I was not at all happy. I noticed in the flight so many passengers have the same size carry on, which I have to trash. On my return journey from Delhi to Abu Dhabi I was talking to a woman in the security line, who was sharing the same experience and she told me that they charge her $400 for one extra suitcase. To me that was shocking as how come I was asked $300 for extra checked in bag and she was charged $400. No idea what kind of policies Etihad has for extra baggage. I would like Etihad management to pay attention to the airport staff dealings with customers."
Cons: "I am very upset with Etihiad's service. On both ways, I had trouble with my luggage. On the way to Delhi all my bags were open and stuff was missing and now on the way back to U.S. all of my luggage was missing. I would not choose to fly Etihad again."
Pros: "staff were great"
Cons: "a little bit of a late departure"
Cons: "Food no drinks only soft drinks were served"
Pros: "All above"
Cons: "Liked everything"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Plane late"
Pros: "Staff was great. Food was good, not great, but better than every other airline."
Cons: "The guest services agent at Delhi when I checked in was very strict about having a through ticket at my destination which almost caused me to miss my flight. I had previously checked with the consolate at my destination and there was no such requirement. Upon arrival, there was no concern whatsoever about having a through ticket. I know she was just doing her job, but this caused a lot of unnecessary stress."
Cons: "Boarding process,"
Pros: "Etihad knows how to make you feel special, lot of smiles and nice crew who are the real hosts, never get tired and always are ready to help."
Pros: "In flight crew was helpful and considerate about carrying a infant with me"
Cons: "Boarding at New Delhi was pathetic, crew asked me to go to online check in counter and it was slower than the other counters."
Pros: "Service is excellent, seats are comfortable, food is tasty and the entertainment system is top class. To add to all of this the Crew is really friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Services n hospitality"
Cons: "Washroom maintenance can be better."
Cons: "Not enough vegetarian food"
Pros: "Blanket was provided."
Cons: "The crew attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. Also, very, very long lines to check in taking more than one hour to get boarding tickets. It is freezing on both planes."
Pros: "All crew members were 5 star and so friendly! They checked many times on everyone, coming along with water often."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me at Delhi airport informed that the flight to Abu Dbabi to Istanbul was a full flight and therefore the only option was to have a seat in the middle. However, near the end of my flight I went to the bathroom and noticed there were MANY open seats with more than a handful of people that had a whole row to themselves. I wonder where she got her information because what she shared with me was totally false and I am totally appaled. very old on flight - dress warm!"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, greeted us with a smile, and were there to help when needed. They were helpful when the flight got delayed because of fog."
Cons: "The food was bad. Requested for Asian Vegetarian Meal on Etihad website but was served the vegetarian option. I also heard a passenger complaining that she requested for a vegetarian food but was given a meal with chicken."
Pros: "Etihad offers good and courteous service, which most American carriers have f"
Cons: "If you look my itinerary, I left Flint to Delhi with my wife-Rita Bhatnagar. She did return on October 25th but I was suppose to return by Nov. 24th. Unfortunately, my wife injured her back while liftin gher luggage at Flint air port on October 25th and few days latter she end up in ER Hospital. I had no choice but to return back home, so I called Etihad customer service for reschedule my trip back to Flint. They asked me so much money that I had no choice but find another flight (cheaper) from United Airlines. So, answer to your question is that I didn't travel from Delhi to Flint on Etihad Airlines."
Cons: "They served me wrong food, I ordered veg but when I opened it was non veg lol"
Pros: "Was upgraded to Business class"
Pros: "I am vegan and I got 3 out of 4 vegan meals. The food was good."
Cons: "The seats did not recline well. The crew was somewhat less communicative/engaging and one crew member was very military like."
Pros: "Overall everything was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was nice, there was enough leg room to where it wasn't uncomfortable for me."
Pros: "Nothing special."
Cons: "Food is not great. Coffee and tea service is bad. Coffee is very cold. They are rVery picky about cabin luggage. If if .000001 lbs are more they want us to take small item for example a pen from the bag. Due to this itself I do not want travel in future.ude if u ask something."
Pros: "Flight attendants very nice and presentable. Food good with real silver ware."
Cons: "I was charged $600 to postpone flight after I found out I needed a VISA to fly to India. Initially I was told the cost would be $100 ad then it ended being $600 for both me and my husband which I found outrageous. There should be something that flags you as soon as you book the flight that a VISA is required in order to fly to India."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Seats and aisles are cramped. I couldn't move my small carry on between the seats."
Pros: "Food entertainment comfort. Good"
Cons: "Baggage strictness for 100 grams in a luggage."
Pros: "great service, polite considerate staff, the vegetarian food was delicious"
Cons: "I got severe food poisoning on some portion of my trip, I was still not right a week later"
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