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Cons: "Missing a bag , longer wait time at Abu Dhabi"
Pros: "the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg"
Cons: "the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip"
Cons: "All the food is halal."
Pros: "On time, drop off to home in Mercedes!"
Cons: "They need to do better on food"
Pros: "Well, it got me from Point A to Point B I guess"
Cons: "You cannot book seats in advance which is fine but one would expect that if you have 3 seats on one reservation, you would at least be seated together - nope 3 window seats all over the plane. Boarding was delayed for no reason. Bags took (no exaggeration) about 1.5 hours to come. And it is a hot mess with no carts"
Cons: "The on boarding staff was rude and unhelpful. The seats of the same ticket were not issued aside each other. The food is below mediocre compared to Emirates. Would take Emirates anytime over Ethihad moving forward."
Pros: "Food was very bad so much salted"
Cons: "Make the food delicious not crabs"
Pros: "Only process of boarding."
Cons: "Everything else was not close to other comparative airlines. Food was horrible. Just FYI, cottage cheese is not the only food for Asian vegetarians. There actually are many other options. Not enough options for entertainment. The seats for economy class were way too crammed. With the growth in technology, it would be helpful to have a USB port to charge. ELL phones."
Pros: "services are good. flight is on time."
Cons: "Movies don't work properly."
Cons: "Warm beer"
Pros: "Food was excellent."
Cons: "I asked for dental kit but they did not give me any."
Pros: "I reached safe and the flight was smooth with minimal turbulence. I did not interact much with the crew but they did their job as usual."
Cons: "The food was not good. I had ordered low calorie and I got uncooked chicken and uncooked vegetables"
Pros: "Cabin crew always lovely. Slightly more diverse food, butbagain, at some points not given a choice/selection. Good mix of new & classic movies. Had a spare seat next to me."
Cons: "Boarding was not announced, just kinda went for it? Not enough options for food, my meal was missing the dessert."
Pros: "Staff was great...Food was good...Upgraded to first class !!!!!"
Pros: "Food was good."
Pros: "The hospitality and punctuality very co op cabin crew"
Pros: "The head flight attendant went the extra mile to ensure we got aisle seats together after our seats had been changed since we checked in. Very happy that she went the extra mile to pull it off. Movies and food were very good."
Cons: "We didn't like that our confirmed aisle seat had been switched since we checked in and were confirmed. It was uncomfortable for a while trying to solve this with the ground staff, but they put the message through and I mentioned it again and it was resolved in the end."
Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Crew was a bit harsh."
Cons: "Delay on flight from Bangkok."
Pros: "Lived up to the usual Etihad high standards. Efficiency, comfort, service and value for money"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "When I complained about my lost luggage they asked me to file a complain at hometown which would be USA, but after a little explanation they filed a lost luggage complain."
Cons: "not a choice of Indian movies;"
Pros: "What I liked? 1. Flight was early! 2. Customs and Immigrations were completed at Abu Dhabi, so no waiting in long lines at Los Angeles 3. Good customer service in flight"
Cons: "No wheelchair assistance at Los Angeles airport :("
Pros: "I never ever going choose and recommend any one for the airline"
Cons: "Seating was not so comfortable"
Cons: "Faulty Seats. Had to change seats thrice. luckily, the flight was not that full. Seats were not reclining at all."
Pros: "Great storage bins, privacy in the window seats, comfortable lie-flat bed with good massage option. Short walk from Business Lounge to gate, priority boarding. Dine on command. Excellent"
Cons: "Not a great choice of new films."
Cons: "So tight and noise , and i think this kind of chairs not comfortable for long distances, mean while other airline's can provide me the same price maybe little bit more but comfortable and better amenities"
Pros: "The service. The crew got things done effortlessly."
Pros: "Food and service"
Pros: "The service was spectacular to begin with. It was consistent, frequent and ultimately satisfying. It was a very comfortable ride with enough space for a broad guy like me. What I love most is their selection of entertainment. I wasnt expecting the food to be as good as it was. I love their flight progress and flight time."
Cons: "Jet airways disappointed me from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai because it took a while to board then after boarding we waiting over two hours for a delay."
Cons: "They served me wrong food, I ordered veg but when I opened it was non veg lol"
Pros: "Crew are usually lovely and helpful with even the most difficult passengers."
Cons: "The food quality is sub par and the entertainment is not adequate compared to other Gulf airlines. I enjoy traveling and did not enjoy the quality of food and actually ran out of movies to watch on a 14 hr flight! I think their focus is on Business and First class. I like this airline so wish it wasn't so."
Pros: "Give more food options"
Cons: "This is the last time to travel with etihad , very bad staff and not coorporated at all except for ( business and first class) Accordinh to my 2 experience with them they did not componsate me for the flight was missing because of their delay and the other one because checked in desc dont accept my bag even if i checked in and i have the boarding and they did this just to buy new ticket for 300 euros ? For nothing and waist time I gave them 0 out of 10"
Cons: "non-terminal gate (bus ride) boarding;"
Cons: "Cabin luggage with sensitive/delicate items were forced to be checked in for 2nd leg of the journey. Cabin luggage upon retrieval at destination was scratched/dirty and one glass item inside was broken. Recommend Etihad provides complimentary luggage wrapping to prevent such issues. Additionally, crew was unable to manage noisy kids, and a request for ear plugs was ignored. Recommend Etihad provide affected travelers with ear plugs to manage the noise, and that the crew undergo training to better manage problematic parents w/kids."
Pros: "Nothing specific..."
Cons: "I know this sector is can be tough on the crew... But got a very routine service with not much eye contact... For my coffee was given one sugar/creamer... Before I could ask for another the steward moved away... Didnt bother to check if I am fine...., Also, they ran out of water around landing time :( Entertainment was not available until after 10 or 15 mins take off and cut 10 mins before landing... Felt like second class..."
Pros: "I got sick, and I felt faint and and nauseous. When I told a member of the crew, he took me back to the galley and let me lie with oxygen until I felt better. The rest of the crew continued to check on me the rest of the flight."
Pros: "I like the crew but at Abu Dhabi airport custmer service is poor I lost my scarf at airplane it was too complicated to get it and I was running out of time so I left it"
Cons: "I did not like the food now befor it was good it seems it is for vegetarians only it was Ramadan and they should take. care of that overall it is a good air line mostly I travel with Etihad seats are smaller"
Pros: "good food, good wine, flight on time, large and good choice on films, early boarding. having a free shuttle to and from Dubai is amazing."
Cons: "entertainement not available before take off is very frustrating. it means one hour on board without using our screen. also quite not sure why it stops working 30 mn before landing. many companies make it work throughout all stay on board."
Pros: "Alitalia customer service and crew service was Excellent."
Cons: "Eithad crew service in Business Class from Bangalore to Abu Dhabi was very poor, not polite, my wife asked for some meal and five minutes later cabin crew staff brought a tray without any meal, saying that she asked only for bread with butter ¿¿¿¿???.... Never in my life I heard in Business Class such a stupid pretext for not having what a passanger ordered. But that was not the final of our story, as Business Class passangers Eithad arranged previously a hotel for eight hours until we catch our Alitalia flight to Milan at 8:55 am, but nobody took us to the hotel, in Abu Dhabi Etihad staff told us that we have to pay for that transfer. Once we reach the hotel paying our taxi, the hotel staff told us that the reservation was for the next day and that we have to pay for our staying ¿¿¿??? I cannot believe how bad is Etihad service, never in my life I will buy a Etihad ticket again unless I receive a trully and sincere apologize. We had a very bad time flying whith this airline, a horrible experience. Etihad, how are you going to compete whith Qatar and Emirates? With this service there is no way this company can succeed among those competitors."
Pros: "Air crew was pleasant and polite. Only silver lining."
Cons: "Flight got held up due to bad weather at ABU and had to spend a few hours in the shabby airport before being boarded on a later flight that landed at 3:40 AM, instead of original 8:40 PM!!! Jet lag compounded due to screwed up timing. had to wait till dawn till family could pick me up. Etihad didn't load all my luggage due to transfer - so had to stand in line to file a report after a 34 h flight! Very unhappy about that, even though luggage arrived later on same day.. Boarding process was chaotic. Can you get Indians to form a line by zones, as all other airlines do??? Finally, I was cramped into a non reclining window exit row seat even though I had explicitly stated in my Etihad preferences that I preferred aisle. A most uncomfortable journey after a long wait. Almost decided I'll never fly your airline again. Just almost..."
Pros: "The plane was not fully booked."
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "i asked for vegetarian food but got crackers with egg. after seeing this, i didn't like to eat anything in that plane. Very careless about food."
Cons: "They sent my (and others’) baggage back to Chennai and I am leaving the country today . They held us on buses without opening the doors during corona virus crisis ."
Pros: "Excellent crew!"
Cons: "Boarding in a bus is a bummer"
Pros: "Amazing crew. Professional"
Cons: "Never fly spicejet"
Pros: "Food was good. Service was good."
Cons: "1. Can you please have air fresheners? After a 2-hour flight the air felt very stale and the human smells were uncomfortable. 2. I always prefer a window seat for the view but my window glass pane was terribly deteriorated from the outside. Didn’t inspire much confidence in the aircraft. Not too significant a complaint but I’d have really appreciated if I could’ve had the view also."
Cons: "Cramped seating. No recline Ended up with sore leg after only 01:10 flight. Security at PNY ludicrous. They tie your luggage with plastic ties. Once at the hotel you need scissors or a knife to open it, and guess what, because of security, your sharp objects are inside the luggage! I understand that it creates jobs, but frankly I cannot see the added value of this procedure in terms of security... On the light side, there is a very formal notice listing people excluded from security procedures, including the President, [...] former prime ministers and their spouses (!), and .... the Dalai Lama!"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The boarding could have been swifter."
Pros: "No use of booking spicemax .. you are treated just like another passenger. No priority on anything."
Pros: "The flight was short."
Cons: "The legroom was amusing at best. Had an exit row seat that wasn’t as wide as even a normal economy seat. It was a cheap and short flight, but I won’t choose to fly this airline ever again."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Pros: "Flight wasn't full and overall service was excellent."
Pros: "Crew service."
Cons: "Seats cramped enough to cause cramps."
Pros: "The only thing I like was the friendliness of the crew."
Cons: "Starting at check in it was an absolute hassle and I cured many unforeseen costs. I was not able to book my golf clubs as travel equipment beforehand and was charged an exorbitant amount at the airport. I also had to pay for my carry on bag which was also unknown. And the plane was old."
Pros: "Seats and the airplane, in general, was very dirty. Some of seat parts were falling and my back rest wouldn't rest straight, it can only be in the reclined position."
Cons: "A clean airplane would go a long way."
Cons: "Rude unresponsive and uncaring. I will never fly SpiceJet again."
Pros: "Direct flight to Delhi"
Cons: "Flight crew was almost rude. No communication from the flight deck to the passengers"
Cons: "Flight was canceled and I was given no notice. I was not offered another flight till almost a week later, was forced to buy a more expensive flight and will not be reimbursed the difference."
Pros: "Except that it was a cheap flight, I cannot say if I liked anything."
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable and small. Food is not good at all."
Cons: "Very unhappy with baggge policy as Spicejet made me pay Rupees 1600 for three kilos"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I was denied boarding the plane with my voucher/eticket. The gate agent said that I had to produce a MasterCard ending in 6794 to board the flight. I do not own a MasterCard"
Cons: "Reclining seats not working"
Pros: "It was an instrument of torture with so little leg room, I thought it was a joke at first. This, like other scummy budget airlines ram as many rows of seats in as possible, to make more more money. Pure greed scumbags; another airline on the no fly list for me."
Cons: "STOP RAMMING THE AIRCRAFT WITH AS MANY ROWS AS POSSIBLE. It’s torture for anyone without midget legs. DO NOT fly with SpiceJet if you have the nerve to have been born tall. It should be illegal"
Cons: "The flight was already delayed by 2 hours than its scheduled time despite that there was an additional delay of 60 mins and the reasons provided by the ground staff were absurd, none of the Cabin crew members are courteous, they seem to be frowning or in a mourning as if lost some one"
Cons: "There was an hour delay which the ground staff nor the airlines bothered to inform the passengers"
Cons: "When you order ticket through flightnetwork.com, apparently you pay to them, but they pay to the airline. In India, some airlines like Spicejet asks you if you actually carry the credit card by which it was paired to the airline. If not, the airline will make you pay the entire fare again. The flightnetwork gets refunded, and you will be paying for it twice!! Watch out!"
Pros: "Upgraded to Spice max. So front row seats, priority check in, fast track luggage and preboked meals."
Cons: "They only had 2 options for meals on board. And both were bad. With 20 options in their menu, they had kept only 2 options and both were bad. Those too were only snack items."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Poor service by the airline desk staff. They have no consideration for international passengers on baggage weight."
Cons: "The gave us hard time :( first they were not issuing us the boarding passes. They when I call kayak i have been told rebook our tickets. It was the worst day for us :("
Pros: "Flight attendants friendly nature"
Cons: "Boarding annoucenrs, Hot inside the plane Because AC was not turned on till after flight take off"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. The luggage took too long."
Cons: "Staff was rude. On asking why the flight was delayed, she replied back very badly that it’s the ATC’s fault. The tone was so bad. I felt like lodging official complaint. She misbehaved with another passenger and when he asked about complaint box she said go on site and report us. She hardly cared what we would do. I guess their must be rules to make sure staff does not misbehave with passengers."
Pros: "Healthy snacks"
Pros: "Food not ordered No entertainment so cannot scorej"
Cons: "They cancelled our flught from Jaisalmer to Delhi. Spicejet is the only airline that flies Jaisalmer. We were ledt arranged in the city where No hotels were available and Spicejet offered to cancel the flight and refund our money. They cancelled our tickets and am yet to receive the refund . We had to hire a cab from Jaisalmer to Dekhi. A 17 hours drive. No compensation from spicejet. Never bank on Spicejet."
Pros: "Low cost, kept the information up about delays"
Cons: "Delayed in total by 4 hours for a 55 min flight. Missed a whole day of vacation as instead of arriving at 1pm, we got there at 630pm."
Pros: "Not a lot. . They served drinks but 15 mins before landing when pilot was about to start his landing announcement. The crew did try hard though."
Cons: "Crowding, boarding procedures, no seat belts for infants."
Pros: "Not much. A seat? Free cup of water? The 737? Safety. The drill, and cabin check, was mostly up to international standards. The crew were trying hard."
Cons: "No seat belts for infants. No actual control over size or number of hand baggage. The 15kg weight allowance for stowed baggage (that no one told me about) but I did like the way one could pay for excess at the check in desk. strange that refreshments were served 15 mins before arrival exactly when the pilot started his landing announcement on both legs I travelled. On the longer leg they were also offered earlier it is true, so it seemed especially odd to serve again then."
Pros: "The Flight was comfortable and our Infant Kid enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "Tuticorin Ground Staff Mr Lingadurai was very RUDE"
Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "On a flight that costs roughly 9,000 INR, for one way, it is completely unreasonable for them not to provide food. Granted, it was booked at the last minute, but as a token of good will for the amount of money we are putting in, they should provide food for them."
Pros: "On time courteous staff"
Pros: "The seating is fine and yhe crew is polite"
Cons: "The aircondition is not working and very hot."
Cons: "The check in counter staff at the Spicejet counter at Tuticorin airport is the worst I have ever seen. The guy was rude and unwilling to let me take my carry on luggage which was 8.5 kgs even though I have no check in luggage. Terrible attitude and worst customer service ever!"
Cons: "Delayed by 90 minutes You luggage got fully damaged Who will pay for that Bitter experience had never ever in any flights"
Pros: "Air flight girks"
Cons: "Rude on ticket counter. I am English speaking, He was insisting me to understanding in TAMIL. WEIGHT LAGUAGE MORE KG to make money. Lie to give me a window seat."
Pros: "our taxi got caught in traffic and we were late to the airport. But the plane was late in arriving and therefore in leaving as well. The crew working quickly and efficiently to board us all and they were all very nice."
Cons: "Crew responses were very bad"
Cons: "Plane was very old."
Pros: "We arrived on time."
Cons: "The plane was old..."
Cons: "The flight was late to departure but not notified customers. Staff service must be improved."
Pros: "They were ok."
Cons: "I think so."
Pros: "Food served!"
Cons: "No leaky fluid from bin top."
Pros: "The crew was very nice, but I did not require a lot of attention."
Pros: "Well organised and systematic"
Cons: "We missed the connecting flight because of late departure in Chicago In india we are kind of staying the airport for our Chennai connecting flight We are here to attend my nephew’s wedding but we will miss part of the event due to this"
Pros: "Captains message totally unaudiable"
Cons: "Some entertainment and refreshments"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by up to 8 hours. Apparently, this was not a one-off - Air India flights from IAD to DEL have historically had delays of 3+ pretty much every day."
Pros: "On time on both ends, good tea; very calm"
Pros: "Timely take off and landing"
Cons: "Very old plane. Entertainment did not work so I sat for 16 hours on the flight with nothing to watch. Crew not responsive. Dirty. Seats uncomfortable with not enough padding"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "It's very good above all"
Cons: "Entertainment not their"
Cons: "I had to elbow people who refused to queue to get to the ticket counter when my row was called. Flight was 10 mins late boarding. The plane is run-down looking."
Cons: "Very bad handling of passengers the way of handling the situation as a stewardess or air hostess was bad a very bad reputation for the great Air India first time such experience"
Pros: "Service, food, comfort"
Cons: "TV wasn't working in my seat and hence no entertainment"
Pros: "The leg room was comfortable enough"
Cons: "The breakfast served was disappointing & also the TV was not functional in the flight AI 347 from Singapore to chennai today"
Pros: "Nothing I lijed"
Cons: "Bad food, unfriendly personnel untimely departure and non communication"
Pros: "Timing was convenient."
Pros: "Everything was as expected"
Pros: "Very welcoming check in staff. Departure on time, efficient, pleasant and helpful crew. Comfortable seating, food reasonable and up to date entertainment. Toilets clean & fresh. Arrived on time and collected bags without any problems. Value for money. Would definitely choose Air India again. Arrived in Chennai happy and relaxed. Thank you."
Pros: "The ear piece for the sound was not good enough to hear the movie and on the return flight I could not switch the entertainment to english"
Cons: "Good food and pillows and nice blankets"
Pros: "put more sevices from Kerala Airport"
Pros: "Punctuality and timely boarding."
Cons: "Bland food, no entertainment, worn seats."
Cons: "The airport have no few facilities. Do not come too in advance."
Pros: "Staff fine"
Cons: "Very bumpy conditions"
Cons: "Horrible experience... entertainment system on my entire side was on working.... multiple obstructions under my feet impacting my legroom. Dirty and unfunctional bathrooms."
Pros: "Satisfactory in every respect."
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Pros: "The Dreamliner gave me comfort and I could relax during the flight. Seats gave adequate space, while legroom was ample. Food towards Chennai (breakfast) was stodgy - especially the omelet. Food towards Singapore was great. I had the vegetarian rice set which was hot and just enough for me. I watched 4 movies in total; the Tamil ones had subtitles. All were good. Check-in and boarding was smooth."
Cons: "One of the stewardesses on the SG-MAA flight was loud and bossy, ordering passengers to close the stow compartments doors. No need to shout. And besides, on most flight I see the crew doing it. Please be professional."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, crew was ok"
Cons: "Food was not so great. The lounge had "packet coffee""
Pros: "We flew from kochi to chennai today,similar to our experience during our flight to Kathmandu we found ground crew were very patient,pleasant and courteous and air crew also very Helpful."
Cons: "No wheelchair assistance."
Pros: "All good, nice breakfast, quiet & convenient. Current timing."
Cons: "Pretty good"
Cons: "Capt. and Crew are the best. Everything else is bad."
Cons: "I had booked an aisle seat for all legs of travel but the gate agent gave boarding pass for center seat."
Pros: "Spacious seating."
Cons: "The seats were too old"
Pros: "The flight was on time and reached the destination about 20 minutes early. The snack was decent and the legroom in economy was not too bad."
Pros: "There was nothing good about this trip"
Cons: "Horrible experience with delays and bad flight"
Pros: "The size of the plane was big."
Cons: "They combined 2 flights and boarded people going to Bangalore and did not say anything about it. The pilot acted like the plan all along was to go to Bangalore instead of Chennai. It took us 5 1/2 hours instead of 2, and many people missed their connections. We were 3 hours late to Chennai. None of the flight attendance knew what was going on either. Terrible customer service."
Cons: "My seats that I selected was changed to something at the very end of the plane for both the trips. Disappointed about this service"
Pros: "Courteous staff; Decent Flight experience"
Cons: "Food was very mediocre. Landing was not smooth."
Cons: "I arrived 2 hrs before floght departure. They first issued me a boarding pass; then there computers got stuck for a while. The guy at the counter couldn't get me a luggage label; then announced the flight was overbooked, took back my boarding pass and then tore it up. Told me my seat had been assigned at another counte to a family. He sent me over to another counter where no one told me anything for gala an hour. Finally they told me I had no option but to take the next flight at 500am. They put me up in a trashy transit hotel, made me wait outside in the heat for another half hour for the transport to the hotel. Will never fly Air India again if I can help it. Everywhere you see a lot of air India officials but only on in ten appears to know his job. Very unprofessional, incompetent, customer unfriendly. What a pathetic airline. Btw the frigid provided is a meager vegetarian buffet at a restaurant which is a few blocks away from the transit hotel."
Cons: "The problem with the flight was not shared properly with the passengers."
Pros: "Crew served with grace. Your crew is doing whatever they can to serve best, but the poor plane infrastructure, indiscipline and chaotic boarding process is terrible at DEL. This part of the business process requires re-training, enforcement."
Cons: "Toilets did not have toilet seat cover papers, very limited supplies of tissue paper. Paper towels were provided instead of tissue paper and seat cover papers. No wonder these toilets clog so often. It's a long haul flight almost 161/2 hours; should attend this need. Upon inquiry from crew, I came to know that flight services from DEL to SFO does not provide toilet seat covers; while SFO to DEL does? Entertainment system hardly works; three of the entertainment systems at 34 row were not working. Infrastructure seating, cushions are old, suggest updating/refurbishing these for such a long flight. Food menu should be reconsidered, especially bread - I still don't understand why are you serving bread roll with Indian food, mismatch, and also would suggest executive management to make surprise checks on the food quality - hopefully they will understand."
Pros: "Food is always the best but everything else is a big question mark."
Pros: "I didn't know that we were allowed to land in a random city. Also, when we missed our connection because of the delays, they lied to us about other airlines not havin availability."
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