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₹ 88,951(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top 5 airlines serving Tampa to Chennai

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,935 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew is very slow in serving and removing spiked plates. Food menu is very limited and not even asking for Tea or coffee, very poor service, feedback alone they ask verbally and thank to be positive. Late boarding not proper announcements"

Pros: "The crew provide good service but personally i did not like the food that could be lot better."

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and professional"
Cons: "Food wasn't great"

Pros: "Entertainment and food is always great with Qatar!"
Cons: "After I got in my seat an Islamic lady came and said that I was in her seat. I looked at her ticket and while it was the right seat number, she was on the wrong flight. I got a stewardess to help her. She had gone through 3 boarding pass checks and was still on the wrong flight. They let her fly!"

Pros: "Crew was fine, polite and helpful. Seat was not so comfortable as i am tall (no leg room)"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Staff were polite and helpful."
Cons: "Food was okay, seats were less so. Not enough leg room."

Cons: "The luggage’s handler was probably throwing all the luggages around which cause my items to be broken. I have informed the counter staff of my fragile item yet I was shocked when I saw what has happened. I would appreciate if some compensation will be given."

Pros: "Flight was on time, baggage was quick, got out of airport and on my way."
Cons: "Deboarding out on the taxi way in Doha, then busing us to the terminal, took a long time, we were dropped in front and had to go through security again, should have been an easy connection but ended up rushing. status boards in Doha are not that clear, change a lot"

Pros: "Qatar Airways could not be described except a FIVE STARS airline. Great hospitality and respectful crew"

Pros: "Food was okay and crew was okay"
Cons: "Seats were very narrow - Etihad has better seats. Entertainment system had poor sound"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I advise Qatar Airways"

Pros: "Regular A330 was substituted for a 787 dreamliner."

Pros: "Liked the smoothness on boarding and the organization. Keep it up!"
Cons: "Attitude of some of the flight attendants and more entertainment."

Pros: "Crew was good and helpful. Food was good. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "They could have given me an other flight so that I could attend the wedding I was going for. I gotta flight after 12 hours and 10 hours lay-off in Doha. Even if I didn’t get that long layover, I could have been able to attend the wedding."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "I was made to gate check my hand luggage."

Cons: "Took long time to provide food & water."

Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy"
Cons: "Plane a330-300 was little older and outdated in terms of entertainment system , but since this is short journey hence i dont mind"

Pros: "Everything?"
Cons: "Nothing?"

Pros: "The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It seems the major airlines use older aircraft when the destination of the flight is a third world country(or Africa). The seats aren't as comfortable and the entertainment system (screens) are not as good as a Qatar and Europe bound flights."

Pros: "The food"

Pros: "Nice touches like the giddy bag of toiletries and air freshener in the bathroom. I appreciated the multiple food offers"
Cons: "I would like more healthy food sides likes vegetables. There were a lot of carbs"

Cons: "No"

Pros: "Like before,Awesome experience provided by inflight crew, who attended to all your needs for this 4 hour long flight Made us feel really at home!"

Pros: "Great Staff"
Cons: "Asian Vegetarian meals needs some improvement. Lack of Africans as part of the crew."

Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."

Pros: "Stewards and Air hostess were great. The food was served well. The flight was kept clean and had a great entertainment system. Overall it was a great experience."

Pros: "5 star service"
Cons: "no wifi"

Cons: "No proper communication and very poor management. I was on an emergency and no one bothered to listen and all the passengers were sent . The customer care numbers didn't work as they operate between 8-5 !! No one to reach to .. really bad experience. Don't suggest this aircraft for folks who needs to travel urgently !"

Pros: "QR528 landed in Chennai at 01.50 hrs IST on time was out of plane in 10 mins and then the endless wait for my baggage after immigration check, being a Indian citizen no issues but was able to collect my baggage at 3.02 hrs Doha - Chn flying time 3.50hrs, baggage collection 50 mins, its bizzare & absurd"

Cons: "One restroom was out of service"

Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"

Pros: "Loved the food and entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough leg room and space between the chair in front."

Pros: "Leg room was relatively better than the Doha to Atlanta leg."
Cons: "No goodie bags this time"

Cons: "Should use 380 craft"

Pros: "Qatar airways is the best in middle East"

Pros: "just enough time in Doha between flights. Not too long not too short!"
Cons: "Asian vegetarian food can be of better quality."

Pros: "The flight went fairly smooth, the staff were courteous and the food was as good as can be expected of airline food. There were several courses and options, which is always appreciated."

Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."

Pros: "Boarding was good and the flight was on time"
Cons: "The food is lowering in quality as time passes. It's very disappointing to see one of Qatar Airways advantages lowering in quality."

Pros: "The professionalism of the staff"
Cons: "No comment"

Pros: "Could have done without the awful sexist ads they play on in flight entertainment."

Pros: "Spacious air craft with comfortable seats, crew was very friendly , and efficient"
Cons: "Service,"

Cons: "A lot of plains departing from gates grouped together and we had to sit on the floor while wainting to board after we have been travelling for 18 hours. Obviously with no crowd control boarding was a mess."

Pros: "Staff was very courteous overall service excellent"
Cons: "Seating... our seating was changed so we did not sit how we would like"

Pros: "I travel from Sydney to Europe (UK and Greece) regularly. My experience with Qatar airways was fantastic: I highly recommend it. First of all, the travelling hours are a bit shorter (compared to travelling via Singapore or Hong Kong) probably because of the geography of the cities/connections and the corresponding flight times between Athens-Doha-Sydney. The aircraft was exceptional (I believe it was Airbus A380). It was a double-deck, wide-body and four-engine jet airliner. Cabin and economy class seats were very comfortable and more spacious compared to other aircraft. There was minimal turbulence, which is partially due to the type of aircraft: at least this is my understanding. The aircraft also had wi-fi (complimentary for the first 15 min) and one was allowed to use the mobile phone during the flight (except during take off and landing times). The flight attendants were absolutely amazing. Also, the crew was very understanding and friendly with children. Food was also excellent and in good portions. Overall there was high tech aircraft, excellent service and no delays. I will choose it again in the future."
Cons: "On the downside, I had a problem with my entertainment device during the whole flight: there was no sound, so I was not really able to watch any movies/TV.. The flight attendants tried to sort it out, but it was not possible. They kindly brought complimentary magazines and drinks/snacks, however it would have been much preferable if I could watch a movie or if free wi-fi was offered for the whole flight, as compensation.. My understanding is that this was not an option, due to problems providing free password..."

Cons: "You do a sorry job of keeping couples in seated side by side my wife of 3 days wasn't even in the same row and there were at least three other couples that were done the same way y'all need to pay closer attention to the people that are buying your tickets"

Pros: "The entertainment choices were great."
Cons: "We sat in front of a row of children who kicked the back of my seat for 13 hrs straight. We spoke to a flight attendant about it early on in the flight, spoke to the kids and spoke to the parents. Then spoke to the kids and parents mid flight. And then spoke to them all, including a flight attendant towards the end of the flight. The issue was never resolved. We asked to change our seats but could not. We asked for the parents to trade seats with the kids and they would not. It was the worst, most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken. And I fly regularly for work and for pleasure. It was an absolutely horrible experience. I was actually in tears on the flight because I was so tired, uncomfortable and frustrated."

Pros: "Every thing likely"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "Qatar Airways is a nice airline and it's obvious they work on making your flight a pleasant experience with a lot of food, entertainment, etc"
Cons: "My flight was delayed 4 hours upon initially arriving to the airport. While it was important for me to be there when I found out this information because I needed to reschedule my connecting flightso due to the delay, this should not be required. Qatar Airways, knew the flight was going to be delayed at least 10 hours before they announced it. They should have already began the process of rescheduling connecting flights and figuring out problems before passengers arrive to the airport. I probably spent 45 minutes at the ticket counter working things out."

Pros: "Great seats, great crew."
Cons: "Was not anything too exciting on Entertainment with regards to movies, but personal choice really."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Too crammed. Passengers don’t raise seats during meals."

Pros: "I had a great time. The best part was that my luggage reached on time!! Thank you!"

Cons: "I carried the same exact baggage from my SFO-DXB flight into DXB-MAA flight but was still charged excess baggage. Even after being asked to checkin my luggage I found that I could carry it in and there was more than enough space to accomodate everyone."

Pros: "Overall flight quality"
Cons: "Free wifi time can be increased to at least an hour and Food quality can be better"

Cons: "Fly Dubai are just substandard. The codeshare flight are ruining the reputation of Emirates."

Pros: "Missed connection"
Cons: "Try to be on time"

Pros: "Seating and entertainment was very good."
Cons: "Hindu Non vegetarian meals could have been better"

Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "The food choice"

Pros: "Loved the service and the movie options."
Cons: "The food was just okay. It was pretty bland."

Pros: "I liked everything! Excellent service. Great food, entertainment, and flight. Nothing went wrong. Thank you!"

Cons: "Had "summon the crew" light on for 40 minutes, no one showed up"

Pros: "Great quality food for a flight."
Cons: "WiFi did not work, ever. Staff could have been a bit nicer."

Pros: "Quick boarding. Attentive flight staff. Very quick disembarking."
Cons: "Bathrooms on plane a little messy. But that’s just careless passengers."

Pros: "The staff was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I did not get the seat that I booked online. This made things a little hard for me."

Cons: "Good job!!"

Pros: "Good leg room and good service. Food decent and 380 has very good stable flight even with occcasional turbulence"
Cons: "Cannot think of anything I dint like"

Pros: "The food was great. I like, that you can choose between different meal options."

Pros: "Onboard comfort and entertainment system"
Cons: "Boarding from Dhaka in business is worst than economy class from most location. There were mosquitos in the plane, food quality was not thrilling and crew was caring but needs a little more experience for business class."

Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Boarding in Dubai was not according to zones and it was crowded"

Pros: "Dinner meal. Seats"
Cons: "Bed, breakfast"

Pros: "Good serevice"
Cons: "Chettinad fish curry is good"

Pros: "Good food. Lots of movies"
Cons: "Crying baby in business. Slow meal service. Car service driver didn't want to pick me up at my address when it was snowing."

Pros: "A380! Overall is good. I liked a bag of accessories including eye mask and socks."
Cons: "In flight food in Arabic style, my brother didn't like much of that styled food. But I'm OK with it. They provided light meal ( "pide" lamb/veggie filled bread or choice of fruit). The veggie pide was a bit weird. But overall, the food was not so bad."

Cons: "Not able to select seats during online checkin free of cost."

Pros: "Excellent service by staff.Food is superb. Overall happy experience."

Pros: "Great service and airplane!!!"

Pros: "Nothing very hard to like anything. When traveling in disconfort"
Cons: "The seat I was given. I should have been given the option to select a seat when my money was taken"

Pros: "Same as above."

Cons: "We already quoted vegetarian but they failed to serve vegetarian, but they arranged substitute that is happy to me."

Pros: "I am very tall and was given the emergency row for comfort.....A+++++"

Cons: "Me, my husband and my daughter didnt get seats together in the aircraft though we checked in before 48 hours."

Cons: "During initial boarding at IAD our carry on baggage was ok. But boarding at Dubai there was carry-on baggage weight check and we had to pay additional $200. And then our baggage was then checked in. Seemed to be totally unethical."

Cons: "Flight was 15 hours long. Vegetarian food is not provided. We were unable to select food options online before boarding."

Pros: "Movie options were good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre, service was poor crew took 20 mins to answer the request, our food was served very late, no legroom, no good snack refreshment options"

Pros: "The seating had enough room which made us feel comfortable. Also, the food is is per expectations"

Cons: "Seat selection is paid."

Pros: "Crew and the upgraded entertainment system. Especially, the nee touch screen and 3.5 mm support in the headphone jack."

Cons: "."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "we were delayed by 3 hours and missed our next flight to seattle, emirates did nothing to help us catch our next flight, even though it sat on the tarmac for 30 minutes while we were denied entry to the gate."

Pros: "All was good"

Pros: "The best economy seating out there. Emirates still makes you feel like a person even though you are in economy. Unlike other airlines Emirates flight crew treats you very well, they are polite, the food is good and the seating is very comfortable. It makes a 16 hour flight pleasureable. Thank you Emirates!!!"

Cons: "I had given preference of Asian vegetarian food on line but was not served the same"

Pros: "Boarding procedure kept changing from flight to flight,keeping one guessing....Food(Asian Vegetarian was so so...served at random...."
Cons: "Luggage came on time."

Pros: "Food was amazing crew was too helpful nice DDF overall flight was good will travel again"
Cons: "We kept a option for wheel chair but no one turned up that was disappointing."

Pros: "Enjoyed the flight and would rate the overall experience 4+. The only negative is the unduly long time for the luggage to reach the belt. You may like to look into this. Thanks."

Pros: "Great food and entertainment options on this flight. I appreciated that the flight crew asked all passengers to close the window drapes so we could all sleep. The chairs in economy seem to lay back further than other airlines which made it more comfortable."
Cons: "I would like to be upgraded to first class. :)"

Pros: "Too cramped -there was no order while boarding -seats were less spacious -Film was of poor quality and i had to switch off -the buttons were less user friendly"

Cons: "Airplane is full and small spaces very small and narrow"

Cons: "Was not able to get preferred choice of meal due to insufficient availability."

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I love that the plane has extra space available between seats (with no one in the middle) & that everyone was encouraged to keep their mask on at all times."

Cons: "It was at a good pace"

Pros: "Poor service overall. Seats were just like in the economy area, not much different."
Cons: "Better service"

Cons: "We PAID $30/each to check 2 bags, both ways, so $120 total. Then at the gate, BOTH WAYS, Delta Gate Reps allowed people to check bags for FREE, & pick up at bag claim, just like WE PAID TO DO. NO MORE DELTA FOR US!"

Cons: "Delta Comfort isn’t so comfortable. Seats are too skinny."

Cons: "The website could work for starters"

Pros: "The entire flight was excellent, on time, great friendly crew, edible food, movies and options were great, perfect in every way. It was a little chaotic at flight loading on extra security, but I assume it could have something to do with it being on 9/11 and it was ultimately bound for NYC."
Cons: "I honestly cannot think of anything."

Pros: "Prompt boarding and departure."
Cons: "Refreshments and up to date airplane. Plane seem outdated and very loud. Flight attendants could use a friendlier demeanor"

Cons: "Being on time."

Cons: "The WiFi"

Pros: "new airbus plane. great luggage bins"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The entire crew was hospitable & accommodating; I was very pleased with all of the flight crew!"
Cons: "My disappointment regarding my flight experience had nothing to do with the flight crew I met/seen/corresponded with; I was unhappy & displeased to pick up my new luggage with the top zippered broke off & missing."

Pros: "Fine, courteous"

Cons: "The comfort of the seat, the food"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Everything else"

Pros: "Took my carry on & checked thru Edinburgh. Now I have no meds, clothes or glasses. Very wrong. Others out on larger carry Ins."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nice ride, entertainment available and arriving a little early was a plus."

Cons: "Missed my flight do to TSA security my wife is diabetic this TSA agents/idiots looked like they newer seen insulin pump or insulin bottle and flight left 15 min early. So I'm in Tampa trying to get flight in morning to Cancun"

Pros: "No entertainment and no food other than snacks."

Pros: "Crew was friendly enough, but not overly."
Cons: "Entertainment system was (again) not fully functional. No success to "noon-movies", such as games. Plane was untidy almost from the beginning. Check-in staff was functional, but not particularly friendly."

Pros: "The KLM ground staff were extremely helpful and reassuring when there was confusion with my ticket."
Cons: "I booked KLM flights (Cork - Tampa return) but the planes were in fact Aer Lingus and Delta. So I have no idea what KLM is like. When I checked in at Cork the ground staff could only give me a boarding card for the first flight. For the second one she said I would have to go to the Delta counter in Amsterdam. It was difficult to find a counter there or staff as check-in was all by computer. The computer kept saying 'error' when I put in my code. I eventually was directed to a KLM desk (nicely hidden). I was told that my seat no longer existed. At this point the flight was ready to board. Thankfully the KLM ground staff were extremely helpful and reassuring and upgraded my ticket to economy comfort. On the way back, I could only get a boarding card for my first flight. The second two I had to collect at the boarding gate of the second flight."

Pros: "Flight crew was excellent"
Cons: "Didn't serve snacks with peanuts because someone one board had a peanut allergy"

Pros: "Easy boarding, helpful crew, on time, informative pilot"
Cons: "Fewer and fewer choices for beverage and snack"

Pros: "The service and snack selection is better than the other large US carriers. Delta studio is a decent replacement for the lack of PTVs on these planes."
Cons: "Delta offers a decent product on most of their fleet but the 717 or MD-88/90 can be extremely loud at the back of the plane. You better bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones and learn to read the flight attendants lips."

Pros: "Although the flight was delayed, when it was time to board and take off, this was extremely efficient."
Cons: "Delayed flight. However, I know this sometimes out ot the airlines control."

Pros: "I told the crew I had a short connection time at a far terminal and I was worried because my seat was in the rear of the aircraft and they were able to move me up closer to the front to ensure I got off the aircraft quickly to make my next flight. That was amazing."

Pros: "Kenyatta Cheatham, our flight attendant was absolutely delightful! She made my flight enjoyable with her beautiful smile. She clearly loves her job!"

Pros: "Great trips notifications"

Cons: "Barking dogs. 4 around us! Middle seat."

Pros: "Crew was great, helped us board fast after a delayed arrival and to avoid needing a crew change (FAA Regs)."
Cons: "Plane was a D-90? The plane was very loud with vibration noise at very high decibels during the whole flight. Because of the extended flight (3 1/2 hours in the air) due to a storm system, they should have offered more food to travelers."

Cons: "Flight was delayed ... wish I had received text notice instead of email so I could have enjoyed the extra hours of vacation instead of sitting at airport."

Pros: "Newer plane with entertainment"
Cons: "was a great flight"

Pros: "Entertainment in top notch... stewards were very pleasants"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Air crew was friendly and tried to get people settled as quick as they could to get back on time"
Cons: "plane was a bit late getting in so we left Tampa late fortunately my transfer gate was only a short walk from the arrival gate in Detroit so no issues catching my next flight."

Pros: "Not crowded. Short flight."

Pros: "Movie helped to pass the time this was the longest flight ever I was glad when it was over"
Cons: "I have nothing to complain about"

Cons: "The person sitting next to me what is not able to fit in their seat, therefore, he filled his seat and half of my seat. I don't think it's fair that I paid for a full seat and only was able to use half of my seat. I was incredibly uncomfortable the entire flight. I was pressed up against the window and against the stranger passenger that I did not know. By the end of the flight, my shirt and my pants are soaked with sweat, it was not my sweat."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and had great humor."

Pros: "I liked the WiFi and Movies. The flight crew was wonderful making a stressful retreat from Hurricane Irma a little better"

Pros: "Very clean plane and comfortable. Great friendly crew and very good service."
Cons: "Wifi service was slow but acceptable. Not a big issue."

Pros: "Staff was frIendly."
Cons: "One of my bags went to Santa Fe"

Pros: "Excellent infotainment system"
Cons: "45 min queue to take-off"

Pros: "Easy boarding. Due to bad weather they kept us well informed. One hour late but not their fault."
Cons: "A little chilly in the waiting are."

Pros: "The updated food is a nice change to Delta and a positive one."
Cons: "The attitude of the flight attendants was rude and not a way to act in a customer service industry."

Pros: "Friendly crew, navigation around storm, comfortable flight"

Pros: "The flight was good, but the flight attendants were friendly and fun making it better than usual."

Pros: "Overall flight experience was excellent - no delays!"
Cons: "As always, Delta has very little room to store anything in pullback seat back of seat in front of passenger seat."

Pros: "Everyone was very polite"
Cons: "Too many seats hadn't been aside. It was an unnecessary wait in line for about 20 people to get their seat assignments."

Pros: "The pilot was funny and flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "What I didn't like was out of their control!"

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 window seats in these new airplanes are freezing."

Pros: "Seat confort"
Cons: "2 hours delayed, even tea has to be paid"

Pros: "Wonderful to fly on a small airline that still believes in service - a free cup of coffee and a Tunnocks biscuit - whereas many larger airlines charge for coffee etc."

Cons: "Delayed, ended up missing connection. Still not arrived at destination. Will end up being an 8 hour delay!"

Pros: "On time, good service."
Cons: "Ran out of vegetarian options. Staff slightly inattentive and rushed when dealing with clients."

Pros: "Selection of films was good"
Cons: "BA business class is getting tired and very odd configuration. Ran out of choices for food and breakfast looked like there was not enough to go round. Overnight flight, but food not served for about hour and half, and breakfast served 2 hours before landing."

Cons: "My brand luggage was damaged during the flight. Although I still had to pay 65 pounds for the extra bag."

Pros: "Captain kept passengers informed on everything, great flight, helpful crew, fantastic entertainment system."
Cons: "Leg room isn’t great for such can’t a long flight and the food was not the greatest."

Pros: "Nothing! Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "My flight Paris/London/Manchester?Chicago was the mos impleasant experience I ever had. On July the flight was schedule for 9...pm then delayed for two hours because of a fire, other passengers said, in London. At around 11pm, we were asked to line up for boarding. We stayed on line for an hour and fnally to be told the flight was cancelled. We were treated less than animals by British Airway. No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!!! No ACCOMODATION!!!!!!! We slept on benches at the airport. To be fair to you, I will not recommend British Airway to anyone."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cancelled flight and horrible customer service!"

Cons: "Entertainment system is very old and the flight is also very old."

Pros: "Food was decent and they came back to offer us another drink."
Cons: "Plane was old and dated. No usb or outlets to charge any devices on a 10.5 hour flight. Also seating was small and cramped. I wish there was a way to automatically get an isle seat or emergency row seat if you are over 6ft tall."

Cons: "My flight never happened due to the cancellation."

Pros: "Plane was on time and crew were friendly"
Cons: "The screens on this plane are old and tired and the touchscreen is also dated and clumsy. The food was unappealingly average. I saw many of the cream cheese breakfast rolls discarded in the crew trash collection including my own."

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: "Entertainment is pretty good, a nice selection to choose from. The food has improved since last year with their new menu. Crew were pleasant enough."
Cons: "I paid for an extra leg room seat, which for me was in front of the bulkhead. However, I think this caused more discomfort than comfort. There is no gap under the bulkhead to put your feet, so although you don’t get a seat in front of you leaning back, there isn’t enough room to straighten your legs out which on a 12 hour flight isn’t comfortable."

Pros: "Friendly flight staff, spacious cabin, decent food, clean and well-maintained. Additionally, we were delayed by 30 minutes and still managed to arrive before our original arrival time at Gatwick. I haven’t flown BA in years but this trip has made me a new regular customer."

Pros: "Everything was fine! The plane is super big so you don’t feel nothing !"
Cons: "Everything was perfect, nothing bad to say ! Just a few problems with the entretement TVs but whatever ! Hahahaha the personal it’s good !"

Pros: "Crew were excellent. Very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Boxes under the seat in front took up legroom (but it did ensure good entertainment options). Could have offered some more drinks."

Pros: "Lucky enough to get an empty seat next to us."
Cons: "Forced to gate check a bag for no reason; there was plenty of room and other similar bags were allowed through."

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: "-no communication -I stayed in 17 hours of cues -no hotel or meal vouchers -was not let out of the airport -no hydration in lines - people passed out -no line control, people were cutting and lots of arguments ensued -staff was not knowledgeable, was rude to angry customers -baggage was never returned to me, so I had to buy clothes for my business trip -did not answer phones -website went down -no apology or automatic refund, i had to call to get a manual refund"

Cons: "1. Plane engine set fire while taking off... leaking fuel. 2. My bag fee was waived, but the next day after being grounded and put in a cheap hotel for the night, I was RECHARGED $100. 3. They knew my flight left at 9pm, still gave me ONLY 1 hotel voucher so I was kicked out of the hotel at 12pm with NOWHERE to go for NINE HOURS with 125lbs of luggage. 4. They provided a good voucher, but the cheap hotel they put me in didn't have a kitchen, USELESS. 5. The flight was LATE getting to London the next day and I missed my BRITISH Airway connecting flight to Thailand. Had to wait another 7 HOURS to get a flight out. 6. Terrible service, over priced and rude agents. The agent told me " I don't know who waived your fee yesterday, but I'm not." Cold, considering the plane I was on the day before was shooting fire about to explode. 7. I was rebooked no choice of seating or consideration."

Pros: "The staff was very friendly, responsive, and helpful. They made sure we had timely service for all aspects of the trip."
Cons: "We were involuntarily downgraded from Business to economy for our 9 hour flight from London to Mumbai. Outside our party of 3 there was also another party of 3 in the same boat as us. It seems like British Airways is too aggressive with overbooking the higher end sections of the flight, which seem much less likely to have people 'no-show' (either because it's for work or because they've spent so much for the tickets)."

Pros: "Plane was only a quarter full, so plenty of room to stretch out!"
Cons: "One and a half hour delay due to late departure from Gatwick. Food very average and entertainment system and choice of films, poor."

Pros: "Lots of space. Decent food."

Pros: "I always enjoy the BA flights. The crew is always warm and welcoming and they run very efficiently."
Cons: "Plane was still dirty from the previous flight. First time I've every seen that. And there didn't seem to be a soft-drink service - even for a glass of water. All refreshments had to be purchased"

Pros: "Nothing. A large group (100) of passengers flying from Venice to Heathrow to make our connections to the US were redirected to Gatwick Airport 10 hours after our original departure time. No British Airways personnel was presen"
Cons: "Hated every minute of it."

Pros: "Employees were very helpful. Wheelchair personal were efficient and friendly."
Cons: "Lack of a separate "extra legroom". Have to be careful to get premium economy and then hope I can get bulkhead seat at airport."

Pros: "Made up for time due to a big tail wind"
Cons: "Took off late and had to wait 45 minutes for luggage"

Pros: "The flight boarded and left on time. The seat was comfortable with plenty of leg room."
Cons: "It was a bit cold part of the time."

Pros: "The team on board is always trying their best and work hard to make it comfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost an hour after boarding which isn't the end of the world but to sit on the plane is worst than waiting for it. They had one disabled customer who screamed all night and to be honest, again, not much you can do about it but it kept everyone awake on an overnight flight. Would've been nice if they had handled the customer."

Pros: "This is was actually a flight operated by Qatar Airways and my first time with them. And you know what? It was like going back in time: this was exactly what and how BA used to be even 10 years ago. Thank you, Qatar, for wonderful service!"

Pros: "The plane was old and dirty even after it had been cleaned. There was grime in the lavatory and on the seat back tables."
Cons: "The crew was fine and the food was edible, but it wasn't great."

Pros: "Crew were especially friendly and helpful. Very smooth sailing all the way. Just luck that it wasn't a full plane. Lots of pillows and blankets. Food was good."
Cons: "Audio for music wasn't the best. In fact, classic station had skips and drags. Volume inconsistent, although controls were responsive, especially for movie. Coach seats begin to feel like park benches after 5 hours."

Cons: "Breakfast was pathetic"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Charges for rum and cooke,use to be free. Hustle with security and idiotic British rules about Liquids.i had to throw away lip gloss,hand sanitizer, Sunscreen lotion my face creams,and my medication. They consider everything liquid.what a bunch of lunatics. I traveled with the same stuff in 12 different countries in last few months.security personal is so stupid they said look at posted signs.American airlines personal was not able to assist with rechecking those items. It was nightmare!!! This comment is for London to LAX flight. Maybe airline personal in Paris can advise us to check in everything"

Cons: "No entertainment on a long flight. Not good."

Pros: "The airflight attendant was very helpful."
Cons: "The seat narrow as a tall large man was sitting in the middle"

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, good service, relatively uncrowded. Like air travel used to be. Coffee with the grounds in and unusual lid was pretty good."

Pros: "Boarding staff was confused and took al long time. The crew were nice enough but disinterested in serving us and were annoyed when I asked for a few crackers or bread to help with a stomach ache. Never got any. I had to get up several times to ask for water. Comfort was ok and plane was warm enough. There was several people who came and sat down next to me in the open seat, 6 or 7 different people who left their own seats elsewhere on the plane and came to sit next to me in the open seat. One woman brought her child over, asked me to love another seat over, so her child could lay down and put his feet in my lap. Then, when Inledt for the ladies room, she left him there to kick the seat in front of him and throw his tuna fish sandwich pieces on me and on the floor. I never agreed to play nanny to her child and after I'd paid $750 for a one way ticket from TPA to AMS, I didn't think I should have to. The mother gave me an earful of her bad language when I asked her to take care of her own child and take him and his fishy tuna sandwich back to his own designated seat. I had asked a male flight attendant to handle the situation, neither he nor the other staff, who stood by, cared that it was disturbing me, or that the other passengers were playing musical chairs with empty seats all night. I have flown British Air more than 100 times in my life. For 35 years it was my go to airline for step up in quality, service and class. This time I could have flown several other airlines that would have been $379, $400, 547, 650 for the same flight TPA to London Gatwick then AMS, instead I opted to pay a little more and thought I'd get a little more. Not any more on British Air. Other passengers on the flight were rested when they arrived. Not me, I was tired and disappointed and kicking myself for paying more to fly British Air. This is sadly understandable, as all quality is down with alot of airlines. But it's particularly disappointing that I'm saying that about British Air after all these years. I have only complained one time to an airline over 30 years. This will be my second time. I plan to send this complaint to British Air and ask for a refund."

Pros: "same service from AA"
Cons: "Chairs"

Pros: "Food and space to seat"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and friendly. Boarding was easy."
Cons: "The designer of the business class seats used by British Aiways is surely an acrobat who flies no longer that's two hours. And those at British Aiways who bought into this design probably don't fly at all. Passengers who are sitting in a window seat must literally walk over the passenger in the aisle seat in order to get to the aisle. Flight attendants must serve the passengers on window seats right over those sitting in the aisles. The seats are narrow, and if you're sitting in the aisle, you don't even have a space to put your bottle of water or reading glasses. I can go on and on. Lastly, the entertainment seat on 63 A&B dint work so we flew without watching movies at all. This is my last flight on British if I can manage."

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!"

Pros: "They were efficient and courteous in distribution of beverages and collecting garbage"
Cons: "They let out 5 rows at a time which was good, then sort of have up after the first 10. But good concept in keeping things orderly"

Pros: "Decent snacks (comparatively)"
Cons: "Correct information on the shuttle/sky train. Was given a note that the shuttle would avoid going through security again, but after I'd walked a considerable distance and found it, it was shut. If you're going to provide information with the ticket, make it accurate"

Pros: "All my expectations were met"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Loved having all three seats on long fligjtb"

Pros: "Arrived in Tampa informed about all kinds of delays and that I would not be able to make the connection from New York to Iceland. Very hard to get anywhere with the one 800 number they gave me up getting some help with that lady at the service desk, she was finally able to almost promise me trip with another airline a day which was that was yesterday"
Cons: "Certainly did not like their phone help, talk to numerous people first of all bad connection second of all very hard to understand. I got hung up on couple of times was on hold for 25 minutes one time 20 minutes another lady called promised to call me back and that was yesterday at five I still have not called her and today it’s 1030. Super poor customer service"

Pros: "I didn’t get charged for a soda"
Cons: "I am a business traveler with very little luggage. I couldn’t get a boarding pass the night before because I didn’t have a bag to check,I had to wait in line 20 minutes at checkin in, then another 15 minutes at the gate to get a seat issued. &no headphones on the plane at all? Not again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Fix your planes. They are falling apart."

Pros: "Hetti g home"
Cons: "Checking in terrible over two to get checked in and boarding. Cabin service very very slow and to top it all our luggage did now show at destination"

Cons: "Missed All connecting flights because plane was delayed 5 hours at place of origin thanks to United Airlines. Needed an "O ring" for maintenance. A very simple part yet had to locate one in another city. Very poor. Wasted 1 day. Went back home. Rebooked for tomorrow. $20 meal voucher. Pathetic."

Pros: "Departed and arrived on time."
Cons: "Legroom was minimal."

Pros: "On time , smooth ride"

Pros: "Free snacks. But prob only cuz I got the cheapest option."

Pros: "Comfy seats. Flights on time. Free pretzels."

Pros: "The crew were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Small and cramped seats."

Cons: "Seat was broken and light didn’t work. Terrible response when I pointed it out."

Cons: "my TV did not work while everyone elses did"

Cons: "It’s was bad trip caused by the customers service the really bad they don’t know how to treat people only strolling money for carryon and really ruffles...one star it to much"

Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Pilot was very communicative and shared when we were approaching turbulence when he was navigating around Hurricane Harvey"

Cons: "Hard landibg"

Pros: "I did not like the seats too narrow. And everyone bumped me on the aisle. I am 5'3". I can't imagine how awful it is for larger people"

Pros: "My wife and I arrived at airport in Tampa and tried to check our bags in and United ticket counter wasn't working properly. It was malfunctioning. A United agent helped my wife and I very professionally and got everything back to working like it was supposed to."
Cons: "The check in machine not working properly."

Cons: "Tiniest, tightest seating ever - claustrophobic"

Pros: "No problems smooth as honey."

Pros: "0 meals/delays"
Cons: "Got there safely!"

Cons: "I would never pay for movies.it is too tacky that everything is for sale"

Pros: "The separate lines for group numbers."
Cons: "Kiosks service was confusing. I paid for my baggage and received my boarding pass. However, I was supposed to stay at my kiosk until an agent came. There were 10 kiosks with only 2 agents helping people and no screen notification or sign asking customers to wait. In addition, TSA pre-check is not available at this airport."

Pros: "Flights were on time."

Pros: "Attentive, polite and efficient staff."
Cons: "No TVs. No reason planes shouldn't be upgraded"

Pros: "Food was edible, nothing special"
Cons: "Boarding was very slow, as was cabin staff. Not very attentive. Made a big deal about letting passengers with connections off first, although we arrived. We waited, as requested. Finally got up,after realizing everyone in the 20'rows behind us was gone."

Pros: "Very gracious staff and attendants : )"

Pros: "Explained the Group system(3,4 and 5) Offered opportunities to change to window or aisle seats"
Cons: "Can't score food when you get a cookie"

Cons: "horrible service representative in newark."

Pros: "Got there early!"

Cons: "Having a delay"

Pros: "Friendly staff and organized boarding procedures"
Cons: "The other passengers"

Cons: "Pretzels as an only option."

Pros: "The crew kept boarding group 5 updated on boarding when there was a lot of people on the jet bridge."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and helped out as often as they could."
Cons: "The seats were horribly uncomfortable - my boyfriend and are not wide people but tall. Our knees touched the seat backs in front of us and it was not forgiving at all. The que for boarding was one of the worst that I've ever seen. People would line up for their boarding group way in advance, creating long lines throughout the main area of the terminal, hindering other people trying to get where they needed to go. Not only that, but it took FOREVER. Thank goodness the pilots made good time or else we would have been behind. I doubt I'll fly United again... I guess if I have to, but it will be something I dread."

Pros: "The crew , living on time"
Cons: "I had no dislikes"

Pros: "Staff great. New plane. Check in a breeze."
Cons: "Airline food. Gross breakfast waffle. Very tight sitting arrangements."

Cons: "It was delayed 2 hours, no compensation was given even when asked for."

Cons: "The seats are the most uncomfortable we have experienced."

Cons: "Delayrd"

Cons: "As a military spouse I was not allowed to check a bag free so I paid the fee. When I boarded I noticed many passengers bringing bags on that we're as big as the one I just paid for. They either checked for free or brought it on and managed to shove it in sideways taking up space that others needed. Some people brought three bags on!!! As a military spouse I feel cheated to have had to pay when others checked in for free at the gate. Not cool United, either let the spouse check in for free or make everyone abide by the so-called rules of one carry on that actually fits into that metal baggage guide. I would like a refund of 50.00 for the baggage fees I paid for this trip."

Pros: "So, glad that United has come full circle after some adjustment phases and flying changes that is back to being "The Friendly Skies""

Cons: "The wi fi did not work"

Pros: "No delays and on time arrivals, courteous staff"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Ride was good. Attendants were good. Other passengers were cooperative and compliant."
Cons: "This plane, as most others nowadays, was cramped for space."

Pros: "Airbus is the best commercial way to travel"

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