Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to Chennai
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 21h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (₹ 63,005) and British Airways (₹ 74,714)
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Chennai, also known as Chennai Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The ticket was overbook. I ended up with no food on the plane because meals was not enough. There is no usb ports in both planes."
Cons: "Service desk personnel at the gate were very helpful and attentive. The plane was only 1/2-2/3 full, which made boarding quicker. The food was tasty and coffee was great! We were also offered juice twice during the flight. Bathrooms were clean. Since the plane wasn't full, they weren't dirty even at the end of the flight. I brought my own headphones, but the stewards provided them if you need them. My one big complaint was that our seats did not recline, thus making any kind of shut-eye near impossible. Our plane left and hour late, but the pilots stepped on the gas and we got in on time!"
Cons: "Petiole are treated spending $1000 on a trip as poor with very uncomfortable seats and mediocre food"
Pros: "Cabin staff were cheerful and helpfully"
Cons: "We had 4 luthansa flights in a week I appreciate that we were given a drink one up on BA ! However I am trying not to be picky every snack was chocolate 26 grames per 100g not great for a diabetic !!!! It would be lovely to have a savoury option"
Pros: "These ladies work hard on this plane. They were checking on you and serving food or drink every hour. Always polite and accommodating. The seats are very comfortable and roomy. Great selection of entertainment. I would highly recommend."
Pros: "The crew was very professional in their manner and went the extra mile to make sure the passengers were happy and comfortable. Wine was free and they offered a Baileys with coffee service that was a nice touch."
Cons: "Food was so so. I have had better airplane food. Boarding was not grouped by zones, so was a bit slower than usual."
Cons: "I was at the end of a long flight, so exhausted and feel sea sick. I cannot give good comments for this since it was short but a little bumpy flight , i almost throw up at the end."
Cons: "Food was poor. Movie options limited and the software frequently froze and needed rebooting."
Cons: "Food and seats"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Service and crew"
Cons: "Better time management."
Pros: "Nothing at all, whole experience was incredibly stressful"
Cons: "The transfer was awful. Long line for the frankly bizarre security check despite never leaving the terminal, incredibly rude staff at Frankfurt airport, all wearing may we help badges, so kind of answered their own question. Check in staff once we had sprinted th length of the terminal very rude"
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing everything was great!"
Pros: "Loved the food and drink service."
Cons: "Did not like how far back the seat in front of me went. Causes a cramped ride."
Pros: "It was really nice having the bassinet for our little one."
Cons: "My wife encountered a rude attendant after simply getting up and asking for water."
Cons: "We couldn't sit together as a family despite having seats assigned together to begin with because they reassigned our setas to someone else"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Standard flight and comfort."
Cons: "Food was absolutely beyond horrible...and the crew would run instead of walk down aisles to wherever their dedtination was."
Cons: "No WiFi, seats had no cushion"
Pros: "Met expectations"
Cons: "Nothing to note"
Pros: "It was a great airline! I flew economy but still was very comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't have a long enough layover in Chicago and ended up missing my next flight. At least an hour and a half should be allotted going through customs in O'Hare. Then an additional 2 hours to recheck bags and get across the airport. This also allows extra time for delays."
Pros: "Middle seat was empty in business class"
Cons: "Business class leg room was not much, if any, more than in economy but the ticket cost sure was a lot more."
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable and food was not great"
Cons: "Their computer terminals were down on the boarding area. Actually about 5 Boarding areas were down no one was available to give direction or answer questions until you got To the front of the line and many had to be sent then to a different line. Bad enough the terminals were down but not even close to German efficiency in handling the problem. Also several of the stewards were rather surly and short"
Pros: "Breakfast & ease of boarding."
Pros: "Crew was hospitable and flight was clean."
Cons: "We paid extra to have a bassinet as we were traveling with a baby. The entire row (a family) behind us was very sick, coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses the whole flight. As we were concerned for our daughters health, we asked the flight attendants if we could lmove to the bulkhead that was open at the front of the plane. They wanted to charge us $500 EACH to move, even though the seats were open. One of the flight attendants even commented how terrible it was for our baby to have a row of sick people behind us, yet they refused to move us. Fast forward, our daughter ended up getting sick during our trip to Florence, and now my husband is sick. As such, we’ve had to miss out on things during our vacation. It would not have been difficult to move us to empty seats in the front of the plane, so we could use the bassinet we paid for. This small gesture would have made our flight and our trip much better."
Pros: "On time-well organized!"
Pros: "The boarding was fast and effective"
Cons: "The plane arrived late and I had to rush through Munich airport to make the connection. But the luggage arrived with me."
Pros: "Generally the whole experience with flying Lufthansa was a positive one. Comfortable seats, good leg room, pleasant staff"
Cons: "Nothing really other than we were late leaving/arriving and such a much reduced time on the layover in Frankfurt"
Pros: "Seats on PE were comfortable, on time, clean flight."
Cons: "The worst crew possible, absolutely no concept of customer service, Last flight on lufthansa....so no more complaints Customers needs training on how to use the LOO."
Cons: "I was charged for my bags which it said on line bags were free . Seats didn't recline . We were charged for refreshments. This airline had nothing that I should write about ."
Cons: "Overall okay. Boarding was substandard"
Pros: "Good crew, okay seats, perfectly adequate food"
Cons: "Entertainment choices were not so hot. Lots of movies, but few new ones."
Pros: "A very nice flight overall. Plane left 40 minutes late to wait for other connecting flights but caused me to miss my connection later that day. Was compensated with hotel room and dinner."
Cons: "Amount of time waiting for crew to address my call button request. Almost 20 minutes waiting for flight attendant to respond."
Pros: "The aircraft was clean. The service was great. Food was OK. I enjoyed the wine service. Lots of movie choices. HOW does one get "bumped up" to Premium Economy?"
Cons: "The seats in Economy were the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in for such a long time nine and a half hours. All six of us found them to be uncomfortable. No seat bottom cushioning. I had a back pain. Boarding started with the First Class and Business Class first. It took an additional 20 minutes for Economy class to start boarding. The line was very, very long and interfered with other travelers in the airport terminal. "boarding area to Frankfurt was cramped" When we arrived in Denver, only five Custom Agents were on duty to process our arrival passports, although there are 14 control stations at Denver. It appeared as though the Custom Agents were not aware of the arrival of the Lufthansa 747 nor the one that followed. All other Custom in Europe were much more efficient and move people through quickly. What a bad first impress made by the USA Customs people."
Pros: "Seats were decent 36A, entertainment was very good, also paid full r WiFi access which made a 10 hour flight more bearable. Food was ok, nothing special."
Pros: "Nothing was extraordinary."
Cons: "Seat comfort. Entertainment. Toilets far from the premium zone. Meal choice. Wine choice, headset. All sub par compared to other airlines in the premium economy space. In particular, Qantas is much much closer to business class than to economy class in it's premium economy product. Lufthansa is just not delivering value to this segment."
Cons: "Not so friendly crew"
Pros: "Confident pilots and hostesses."
Pros: "Excellent service all around"
Cons: "They don't board with any structure. It is a big free for all."
Pros: "Everything on the plane seems clean and well maintained - nothing is broken, worn or soiled. Lufthansa spends a little more effort than other airlines to cut down on waste when it comes to their in-flight food service (real silverware and reuseable dishes). The Munich airport is by far more convenient than Frankfurt when making connections in Germany."
Cons: "I was a bit disappointed with the limited seat availability/choices. If you cannot check in online several hours ahead of the departure you are typically left with center/middle seats in the area of the plane."
Pros: "Takeoff was on time and efficient."
Pros: "the crew was good"
Cons: "the seating was cramped. could use more leg room. The food was average."
Pros: "I love the service they provide. .the air hostels were great"
Cons: "old, worn out plane, outdated. Very tight connection in LHR, I made it but my luggage didn't."
Pros: "Flight took off on time. Boarding was organized."
Cons: "Cabin was cramped. Food quality was so so."
Pros: "Delicious inflight meal and outstanding service!"
Cons: "Please keep up the same standards"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled."
Cons: "Despite most of the plane being offered refreshment I never was as staff not organised enough to have time to do so, even though other airlines have managed easily."
Pros: "Glad to have flat beds and not the fake B class you sometimes get in Europe"
Cons: "Not crazy about this seat arrangement in which every other passenger faces backwards."
Cons: "i was asked to pay to check in my luggage :("
Pros: "Fare good"
Cons: "Old plane, everything terrible because of seat size and spacing"
Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "Long boarding time. Unfriendly flight attendants in business class."
Pros: "It was an uneventful flight."
Cons: "My seat didn’t seem to go back as much as the seat next to me. That made sleeping a bit harder."
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Cons: "They lost my luggage due to transfer"
Cons: "Entertainment system is very old and the flight is also very old."
Pros: "Staff was pleasant and helpful"
Pros: "Flight crew was great."
Pros: "The Business Class accommodations and staff were excellent. The boarding process was on-time and painless and made a very long trip enjoyable. Despite my poor experience checking luggage, see the dislike comments, there were two employees who did go out of their way at the end of my poor check-in experience to help me. I did not get their names, but their good service was greatly appreciated. The plane crews were also awesome!"
Cons: "1.Outdated website information: I have a small travel guitar that fits in the overhead bins and I always take it with me when I travel, with no issues. It counts as my overhead carry-on. I checked the British Airways website prior to leaving the U.S. and it said small instruments were okay. I was able to board from San Jose, USA, with no issues. However, I was told at Heathrow that no stringed instruments were allowed at all, under no circumstances, ever, no matter the size, even Business Class, even First Class, even if other airports were not enforcing the rules. The rules that ARE NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE 2. Poor customer service: Due to the above, at Heathrow airport, I had mixed signals everywhere and had to check-in THREE times, twice to oversize, I was sent back and forth all over the place, finally having to go all the way through the airport to pay to have my item boxed. Most of the folks along the way were extremely unpleasant and rude and acted as if it was the craziest thing in the world that I would have a carry-on travel guitar. TRAVEL guitar, small, not full size, not needing any special treatment. Most of the agents, who knew I was struggling with this, did not help me, for example, I had to wait in line all over again, twice! There was one woman that tried to help me and put me to the front of the line on one occasion and the last agent was helpful as well. I did not get any names, which I should have, because at the end, I FINALLY had those two staff members who helped me (see liked comments). I still had to check my box, but the final agent really went out of her way to make me feel better about the experience because she could see that I was given the runaround. But the folks at Oversize and the pre-Security line, were absolutely horrible and rude. No excuse for it at all. None."
Pros: "That it's non-stop"
Cons: "Except for the snacks, the food was barely edible."
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Food was horrible"
Pros: "Got a good nap in"
Cons: "A little warm"
Cons: "Lost my luggage. Must wait and buy new ticket to proceed to Bergen and may miss boat"
Pros: "The crew was very considerate of the fact that we couldn’t order special meal, but quite willingly offered as food which is totally the opposite of our the previous flight"
Cons: "Never got on the flight. the delay in the previous flight did not allow me to board this one."
Cons: "Piotr customer service with 2 hrs golfing periods to rescheduled changed flights Vegiterian meals ordered never came through They re touted me through an surliness wgrre I had to get my lugauge in London then check back in to my next flight to Malta."
Pros: "Comfortable seats Great raspberries and blueberries. Delicious."
Pros: "Vegetarian food options! Crew, especially Kiaren, was lovely- polite and attentive, and it was a very bumpy flight, so they had to work harder than usual."
Cons: "I didn't get to go. The Turks said I couldn't even change planes in Istanbul without a visa -- and they weren't issuing any."
Pros: "Hillary Swank happened to be on our flight..."
Cons: "Like all of the flights we had with British Airways, it was delayed. Flight delays happen all of the time but the real issue was that there was very little information shared with us as to why, how long, etc. We ended up sitting on the tarmac for more than an hour without so much as an offer of water by the crew. When we did get into the air, it took the crew a full hour to reach all of the rows with refreshments, none of which (including water) were complimentary."
Pros: "Upgrades at the gate. $450 for premium economy and $999 for Business."
Cons: "Too many follow ups No response and same updates when u check for one"
Cons: "Seats are too narrow."
Pros: "The entertainment system & the food."
Cons: "The seating was a little tight and there was no lunch before arrival..."
Pros: "Smaller plane, Embraer, but relatively comfortable seats. Friendly personnel."
Cons: "I think it's a real shame that BA have gone budget and no longer offer complimentary food on their shorter haul flights. At least they're using M&S though."
Pros: "Security staff was rude in England and our suitcases was lost And they did not even let us know"
Pros: "The plane ride was excellent and boarding , ... was great. The class is not too crowded."
Cons: "The 8 seats per row in business class is very crowded and the practicality of it is far from optimal. The food is not much of a culinary experience"
Cons: "arrive the air craft. By buses"
Cons: "Only food options had to be purchased. Not even coffee was offerrrd."
Pros: "Smooth boarding and on time on both flights. Food was decent."
Cons: "(1) Some in-flight entertainment issues which meant it wasn't working for about 30minites. (2) I know the crew have a hard job and have many difficult passengers to deal with. Even so I do find there's a bit too much "attitude" shown by some members of staff. On my flight to London, a mother with a young child wanted hot water and the staff (middle aged British male) was trying to tell her repeatedly she should say "please" when she asks. She was asking politely so this behaviour was rather poor in my view."
Pros: "Easy checking by app."
Cons: "Confusion at checkin, at the airport. A lot of running around, very little done. Very disorganized."
Pros: "Travelled in business class so priority boarding was good Well planned boarding by different seat sections Crew attentive when needed but not intrusive"
Cons: "Food selection not great Video screen brightness not working on my screen and so very difficult to watch movies"
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Crew is lazy and rude. I had paid for extra legroom seats and it was not honored. Dreadful!"
Pros: "Best Trans-Atlantic flight I have taken. Excellent crew and accommodating cabin."
Pros: "Especially a flight attendant...he was in the back of the plane, unfortunately I can't remember his name, he was so very nice , attentive to our needs and wants...what a difference it can make to have staff like him.And in general ell staff staff on board were very courteous and friendly...they were there not just to work, but to be kind and very pleasant."
Cons: "Hummmm I don't know. Liked everything!"
Pros: "very comfortable seats and crew was nice"
Cons: "it was an overnight flight so people wanted to sleep. took the crew till like forever to finally turn off or dim the lights..but soon after, people opened their window and sun was coming it. not sure what these idiots tried to see outside as there was nothing. sun made it hard to sleep because it was way too bright. other airlines make sure that windows are closed during overnight flights to ensure everybody will have a good sleep instead of getting woken up by the sunlight in their eyes. wish british airways would do the same. everything else was good, excellent service too"
Pros: "The lounge at San Diego was good. Plane was punctual and only took 30 minutes from touching down to get to the long stay car park."
Cons: "Plane was very old. Entertainment system slow and live maps would not work. Its a pain having people stepping over you to get out of their seat in business class. Toilet was pretty disgusting at the end of the trip after one passenger was sick."
Cons: "No air flow, very stuffy and cramped. When people recline seats it makes it even worse but everyone reclines on a 10 hour red eye."
Pros: "Nothing to say"
Cons: "Too many Delays Very bad wheelchair service at Heathrow Airport Delayed Baggage Bad food options at American Airlines Flight"
Pros: "Once we took off, all went very well!"
Cons: "Disappointed that paperwork issues caused a 2hr delay. the captain kept assuring a take off in "10mins" again and again which got rather annoying after a while!"
Cons: "The crew serving our area were terrible. Don was very rude to my elderly mother. There was a female attendant with long blond hair who was rude to another woman who was making a kindly statement. I would not choose American Airlines again given another choice."
Cons: "Need more space"
Cons: "Delayed missed connection arrived many hours late"
Cons: "Don’t get the egg salad breakfast sandwich. It’s got more turkey and cheese than egg salad."
Pros: "Everything but the smiling, smile more !!"
Cons: "everyone needs to smile more. This is the job they chose, a smile goes along way!"
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Email flat attend it was very rude to a handicapped gentleman."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Free BBQ DINNER"
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Cons: "Connecting flight was delayed over 3 hours for system failure on original plane, after boarding. Gate was changed 4 times after that."
Cons: "Seat pitch was too tight, especially when the person in front of me pushed their seat back."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Crews service"
Cons: "3 of the crew Members were extremely rude... snarky remarks when asking very simple questions... We are supposed to have a good experience as a costumer. Not my fault the crew might be tired or having a bad day."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "Delayed, bumpy and staff didn’t look for headphones"
Pros: "Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Pilot's skill level and ability - lots of maneuvering and a very poor landing"
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "Surprised to see they charge $50 carry on fees at the gate."
Pros: "Courteous staff! Very accommodating."
Cons: "The company did great, no complaints."
Pros: "The flight was great--good food, good service, good entertainment, on time."
Cons: "They lost our luggage. Four people traveling together arrived in Phnom Penh, but our luggage didn't. It took almost 2 days to be reunited with our luggage."
Cons: "Racist gate agent made me check my baggage even though it fit."
Cons: "The crew looked very bored."
Pros: "Staff at SAN was good helpful. Check in was seemless."
Cons: "Wishing that they would serve something to drink — even if I would have to pay for it. Flight attendant gave me wrong directions and I left for another terminal while my carry on luggage (which had to be checked) was still at the gate. I had to wait until it arrived at baggage claim."
Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "Was not able to track the progress of the flight on the monitors No entertainment Seats do not provide comfortable leg room"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Not accessible. The tv wasn’t captioned"
Pros: "Flight was great. Seats were roomy and comfortable. There was a free in flight movie. It was easy to go to the restroom."
Cons: "No space in overhead cabin near my seat. I had to go to the back of the plane to find room for it."
Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Connection from SAN to PHX seemed cheaply made."
Cons: "Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "De-boarding was slow"
Pros: "Quick little trip from San Diego to Phoenix. Crew made the extra effort to keep the plane cool despite the 120 degree temps in Phoenix."
Pros: "Flt time!"
Cons: "Boarding announcer was rude"
Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."
Cons: "Seat was awkward. Staff didn't respond to 2 calls of with the button. Air seemed exceptionally dry and was oddly warm."
Pros: "Exceptional customer service"
Cons: "No food no entertainment so that's the only reason I gave 1 star to those"
Pros: "I likes that I was able to pick my seat for the same price."
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."
Pros: "Easy boarding, nice & quiet customers & crew & darkness made it easy to sleep a bit on this red-eye flight."
Cons: "Lots of turbulence."
Cons: "No choice in food. Flt attended said he would try to find a sandwich or snack left over from coach but he never offered anything."
Cons: "We have American Credit Card we thought we were told we would be in Group 1 NOT Group 5!"
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "The crew tried and did as good a job as they could with what they had to work with."
Cons: "The shuttle transportation didn't give me any information about baggage claim, took me 45 min to find the right baggage claim! So frustrating."
Cons: "American dropped the ball when my 77 year old Mother was not met with a wheelchair. This is inexcusable! She was in tears and no one seemed to care! They were nice enough to let her change from a window to an aisle."
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."
Pros: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Pros: "Kayak did not refund or have an option to exchange my ticket for a later time in the year."
Cons: "My tickets were 415.00 and I wanted to change the dates and couldn't since I bought from a third party I had to pay an extra 400."
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food. Cold breakfast sandwich. Really? Cold bacon and egg."
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