Better deplaning procedures and better entertainment.
Crew was not supporting at all. I was traveling with my 2 year toddler and they gave us separate tickets. I had to hassle with them to get the seats together which they told me to request passengers to adjust. Not flying with air India again,
Crew service was good. But old flight, broken seats made 17 hours journey uncomfortable.
Poor customer service and i saw the hair on food,i reported about it,I’ll never take Air india on future
The aircraft makes a lot of noise @the rear near the lavatory.
Cons: "AirIndia did not support me at all in this emergency situation of corona. very disappointing."
Pros: "Usual air India good service"
Cons: "We were told luggage to be collected at vasco de gama. It was unloaded at Bangalore. We then had 13 hours stuck in the airport with our luggage. Had our luggage not been unloaded, as expected, we would have a bit more freedom to move about. My luggage tickets had come off so I had to re-check in in. They then gave me the wrong labels saying i had to check in at internationals. This caused terrible chaos and they did not seem to understand when I tried to explain that going from Bangalore to vasco de gama was domestic. Other than that a pleasant journey."
Cons: "Proper meal for lunch but for dinner we were given snack foods (croissant, fruit salad and chocolate cake). Also my bag got left in Delhi as I had a fast transfer - Got it back but it was quite stressful!"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Poor movie selection"
Cons: "Your travel agent is the worst ever. Never replies to emails and messages sent. Very disappointed and will never book again with your company"
Pros: "5 hours delay in New Delhi"
Cons: "Shorten the delay"
Cons: "Leg room was poor. All the aisle and window seats were being sold at extra rates. Entertainment system was pre-historic with very limited choices. Food was bland and nothing appealing. The staff, for most part was invisible. They appeared during the serving of the meals and then vanished."
Pros: "On time mostly clean and safe"
Cons: "Air India is close to no frills travel. The movies were working this time though."
Pros: "Food that was okay."
Cons: "Tv didn’t work at all, seats are horrible, too much turbulence. Literally every hour there were turbulence. The whole plane was shaking. They seriously need to upgrade their plane."
Cons: "Terrible service Unnecessarily had to claim baggage & recheck in at Delhi Delayed Crowded"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 7 hrs without any explanation."
Pros: "Only onboard forc1 hour. Staff seemed very nice."
Cons: "Only a short flight so nothing to comment on."
Pros: "The food was really very tasty. Attendants were mostly pleasant and efficient. I had three seats to sleep since a passenger left one seat to go to another aisle so we could both have space. Very kind."
Cons: "Two meals were the exact same? Hmmm"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous overall. Food was ok. It used to be better in the past."
Cons: "entertainment was not working with few head phones on different seats. Ground staff can be more organised in traffic management at the time of boarding the plane. Different staff was giving different instructions aggravating the passengers and the staff members in return."
Pros: "Nice Everything is good."
Cons: "They can supply better food."
Pros: "In flight service was simply outstanding. The crew was ever ready to assist and always smiling."
Cons: "Check in procedure was extremely slow and the person seemed rather cold. No special checked baggage allowance for First Class passenger. BA allows 3 bags. Would have been nice to see some leniency or formal change in their baggage policy."
Pros: "The crew is great as always. The entertainment was working for a change."
Cons: "Flight was very late. Little bit unclean. Food wasn't great."
Cons: "Flight was late from Ahmedabad to Mumbai no one informed no counter person to assist the lady at luggage department was pathetic no help very rude very very unprofessional"
Pros: "Excellent. Indian food and entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was old"
Pros: "the flight was ok and we were served with food,which was average,.ONLY vegetarian,. the luggage was booked all the way to Chicago which was very useful and was appreciated.,since we had a connecting flight via Istanbul to Chicago we were allowed 2 suite cases each."
Cons: "it was 2-2 and a half hours late.it was very tiring and inconvenient especially for senior citizens and small children.they kept changing the gate and no one was there to assist the passengers."
Pros: "Leg space was really comfortable ."
Cons: "Headsets were very poor . Many sets did not work . Response of entertainment system very slow."
Cons: "No onboard entertainment"
Pros: "Crew members"
Cons: "Broken handsets, buttons missing. Two of our tv sets were broken on a 14 hour journey with two kids thats brutal. I don't know whats the deal is but every flight that I take of air india from nyc to india or back ALWAYS has a restroom that doesn't work. The one at the back doesn't have water. ALWAYS. How is it possible to take off on an aircraft on a 14 hour journey with no water in the restroom. HOW?"
Pros: "Air India - AI840 - HYD to DEL Check-in and baggage check-in was very smooth. The person at the counter was very helpful and patient. It was nice dealing with him. He helped us get seats in the same row as 3 from my family were travelling together. Overall flight was neat and comfortable. Food was excellent."
Pros: "Food was really good!"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable and again a broken tray table!"
Cons: "3 hours late. uneatable food"
Pros: "Extremely disappointed that the entertainment system didn’t work for the full long haul flight of 14+ hours!! This is something that we pay for as part of our ticket and given the duration of the flight, this is the minimum one needs on the flight. Even the reading light stopped working after some hours!! This was height of discomfort and lack of basic amenities for a long haul flight with a fairly expensive ticket price. No entertainment and then no light either so now one can’t even read!! What do you expect one to do for 14+ hours if they don’t get sleep on a flight?! Ran out of bathroom rolls The back side of the seat was broken so every time the person behind you move or put something in back pocket, you could feel the entire pressure on the seat making it extremely uncomfortable for flight duration."
Cons: "Extremely disappointed that the entertainment system didn’t work for the full long haul flight of 14+ hours!! This is something that we pay for as part of our ticket and given the duration of the flight, this is the minimum one needs on the flight. Even the reading light stopped working after some hours!! This was height of discomfort and lack of basic amenities for a long haul flight with a fairly expensive ticket price. No entertainment and then no light either so now one can’t even read!! What do you expect one to do for 14+ hours if they don’t get sleep on a flight?! Ran out of bathroom rolls The back side of the seat was broken so every time the person behind you move or put something in back pocket, you could feel the entire pressure on the seat making it extremely uncomfortable for flight duration."
Pros: "Departed on time and arrived before time. Baggage and fragile items in great shape."
Cons: "Need more variety shows in the entertainment menu."
Pros: "Enough legroom, decent food, .."
Cons: "No bread, too long of break between meals/snack; no announcement for food left for self-service between meals, if any."
Cons: "Mumbai ground staff helpful & pleasant."
Cons: "Air conditioning was much too cold."
Pros: "Every thing is good"
Pros: "After boarding we were sitting w/o air conditioning. It started functioning only after plane takeoff."
Pros: "I enjoy the food. they had plenty of options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians."
Cons: "The seats were small. The TV screens did not work which was frustrating."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Upon boarding the airplane, my friend and I found that our seats had been taken by other passengers, leaving us without seats. The flight attendants were not helpful or assertive in helping us figure out why our seats were taken, why other passengers had taken our seats or in making them give us our seats back. Some were even getting upset with us that we weren't seated as the plane was preparing to depart when clearly it wasn't our fault. We ended up having to wait until everyone else had taken a seat so that we could sit in whatever seats were left over. Terrible experience with flight attendants who could do better at problem solving. Its discouraging to know that even if you buy an expensive plane ticket and choose your own seats, you may not get them and could be treated poorly in the process. Will avoid flying air India at all costs in the future."
Cons: "Food and broken seats broken food trays Broken charger port broken screens and all"
Pros: "Air India was great for both international & domestics flights. AI planes are in bad need of refurbishing but the staff, service and food was excellent."
Cons: "Interior of the plane needs some refurbishing."
Cons: "The airplane vibrated strongly upon take off and landing making me question its flight worthiness. The service was unusually bad, the air hostess who served me had a very abrupt manner."
Pros: "Price, convenience and arrival/depature time."
Cons: "Food was ordinary, entertainment system options are limited, seats are cramped. The flight is a little misleading - there is a change of plane and a long layover - yet the flight number remains the same."
Pros: "Nothing is good"
Cons: "Everything. This airlines delays the flights for a reason. If a flight is delayed the passenger will somehow struggle and argue with Air India to get an accommodation. Once the passenger reaches the mediocre hotel, which has already a deal with some person from Airlines, they basically are providing business to such hotels. All this show is put up at the expense of Travellers' time, money and energy. Never gonna travel with this airlines again. About 10 of us on the same day missed the connecting flight to British Airways BA138 because of 1.45 delay from Air India flight AI 51. We suggest British Airways not to show up this shitty airline along with their flights in the iternary."
Cons: "Business class boarding not called first or ever. Plane boarded from the back. No privacy screen between seats in first class and seats are close together."
Pros: "Crew was courteous. Food was good."
Cons: "I did not receive the change of scheduled time for the flight until I reached the gate and was informed by another person traveling on the same flight. The airport was very very cold and the gate no 16 from where the flight was to take off didn't open until 10 minutes before it was boarding time. The boarding pass I was given also had the old time of take off on it and not the new time and the counter agent did not inform about it either."
It became a standard of this company to delay it's scheduled flights by hours! One to two days in advance, a notice of one hour delay is issued, then - at the airport, another 2 to 3 hours are occurring, at our outbound as well on our incoming flights. Be advised that this is to be expected. Furthermore - do not expect any transparency or explanation or just pure information from the company's reps on location, nor any other compensation or just a coupon for a snack or drink. It's probably just not part of the company's relation with it's clients.
Pros: "Lousy service"
Cons: "Free light drinks"
Pros: "New aircraft, had a VOD service in your own device, also optional paid WiFi. We were offered water during the flight. The price was good and everything went smooth."
Cons: "Security in PRG airport is done at the gate - after the duty free shops, so there's no way to go back. No toilet or water fountain at the gate area after security - only a vending machine is available and benches. You can bring liquids bought in the duty free shops only if you ask at the cashier to get it packed in a special bag. That's probably not the airlines fault, but it is something to note when departing from PRG. The check in process is also very slow, that is due to Israeli security questioning, the line gets all around the terminal."
Cons: "It was a terrible flight in most of the citiries"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and flight was comfortable. Leg room fine. They turned off lights so we could sleep."
Cons: "Seats could use a bit more padding."
Cons: "Flight was delayed more than 2 hours."
Cons: "Arkia changed there flight hour and no one updated me. I almost missed the flight. It was messed"
Pros: "The crew was nice It was ok for a short flight"
Cons: "There was a big delay and the airport boards weren’t updated The plan is small"
Cons: "There was a delay in flying The service was terrible And the airplane is old and uncomfortable. The flight attendants did not relate and really gave the feeling unpleasant"
Pros: "short flight"
Cons: "delay in tack off of 3 hrs without air conditioner and food"
Cons: "The delayed in departure"
Cons: "The flight took of right on time.The staff was very nice"
Pros: "boarding is terrible, luggage was damaged, staff is unfriendly."
Cons: "Arkia replaced and sold the flight to other company . Seats were very very uncomfortable. the service was bad . boarding took lots of time ."
Cons: "Arkia airline was replaced by chezc low cost air lie . the gap between seats were the worst ever . the seat i front of you was on my knees . could not move the legs . boarding was late . boardinf anf disambarcking were by busses and not direct to airport !!!! low cost - no !! Its a fraud - we paid for regular Arkia flight and ended up with low low low service !!!!!"
Pros: "Good price, nice crew, on time. Pay less? Don't expect much."
Cons: "Very old plan, small seats, poor website (manage your trip)"
Pros: "CHECK IN"
Cons: "NOT COMFORTABLE SITS"
Cons: "מושב בו ישבתי היה גרוע כיסאות בשורה 14. מה זה הדבר הזה כסא ללא יכולת כיוון"
Cons: "I was hospitalized and had to change the travel dates. Arkia refused to change my travel dates even though it was 2 weeks before the initial flight."
Pros: "the mail about the schedule Update prevents wasted time in the airport If you had sent an e-mail on the second delay we would have stay at the hotel and not falling asleep on the carpets in a cold, closed airport."
Cons: "There was another delay after the timing update, it would be nice if you could update it again. A night out at a cold airport , all the shops closed is really unpleasant. In the plane there were not enough blankets for all three of us! and it was very cold all the flight. When we turned to the staff they told us they were sorry and the blankets run out ... They could not find us even one blanket we could share..."
Pros: "The mail about the delay"
Cons: "3 hours delay Leaking AC Delay on arrival-waiting on ground for available spot in airport and finally being transferred via busse which took another 20 min. Very loud and annoying noise during flight (and I had my share of flights...)"
Cons: "Food had to be specially requested and was not given automatically as customary. So I almost missed the meal."
Cons: "We (me, one pregnant wife and two kids) had to wait 2:40h in line for check-in in spite we arrived 3 hours prior to departure to the airport. There was no way to do the check-in online. Security have asked everyone to open their suitcases before depositing them in the check-in. After check-in we had to run through the airport to the gate as check-in completed only 20 minutes before departure. Because of the line and the lack of online check-in we got lousy seats at the end of the plane. The flight itself was lousy as well. It was a night flight but there was light for most of the flight and noise due to the insistency on serving cold sandwiches. After landing we had to wait more than an hour to get the luggage. One of the worst flights ever!"
Pros: "The crew was great . I was seated on Exit seat . long legs ."
Cons: "to noisy . especially all the selling of duty free goods ."
Pros: "Efficient, quick check-in, quick boarding. This 50-minute flight will save you 4 hours of driving at least!"
Pros: "The crew were very nice and helpful. The airplane was clean."
Cons: "There's no entertainment in spite the flight duration was more than 4 hours. The food was cold sandwiches in stale buns. Boarding was not well organized and was done in busses. Flight was 15 minutes delayed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, and above all the luggage was not board on the plane. This was however said to us after the plane was boarded and on the way up!!! That is when we also heard we are landing in Rhodos on the way to Tel Aviv to refuel the plane because of a technical thing which they knew even before the flight. So the flight was few hours longer. The plane was old and with this "error" you get to pray you ll even reach your destination. . Food? No good on the flight, only water to drink. You can buy something from the free shop while flying!!! Afterwards we had to wait for our luggage for 6 days being told it is gonna be delivered to us every day. Unless you have nerves to spare and you wanna argue a lot, and I mean A LOT, do not fly with this company!"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Food really bad. Delayed. Old plain."
Pros: "The stuff were nice after we left..."
Cons: "We ordered the flight 3 months ago. A week before the flight, after all of our plans were booked, we received email about 2 hours delay! When we arrived to the airport, we discovered that the flight is operated by other company (Travel Service) and when we arrived to the boarding gate, we discovered that there is another delay because the airplane arrived late! Another 60 minutes delay, we landed around 23:00,and basically - it ruined the first days of our trip, since we made plans according to 19:30 landing !"
Cons: "I got to the airport and I was stranded because there was no such flight please credit my account immediately. I also called several times before hand to confirm my flight and was sent emails with the same ticket information. And incredibly rude customer service. I also had to re-purchase a new ticket from another airlines, which I also believe in good faith you should pay, to make up for the incredible inconvenience you put me through."
Cons: "Check up security was extremely bais...... and un human with way they did their security checks. Unacceptable and time consuming. My personal belongs that was suppose to come with my hand loggage they obligated me to go in my check in loggage. The danger to that is that third parties could touch my belongings or even break carting the bag to one side to another.."
Pros: "aircon worked well, boarding was easy"
Cons: "half the flight was children and they were not quiet. There was lost of screaming and crying"
Pros: "Atentive and nice crew"
Cons: "Uncomfortable sits... no food..."
Pros: "Everything ;) plans , food and service"
Pros: "Nice, short flight from tlv to Eilat"
Cons: "Nothing. The entire flight was just wonderful"
Cons: "vayama are the worst booker ever. i have never received such unprofessional service in my life. i never thought it could exist and i come from israel."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.5 hours and they were not keeping us updated, the plane was so outdated and old the seats were horrible, the food was beyond awful, and it was also not an arkia plane it was another small random airline's plane....overall the experience was NOT GOOD"
Cons: "The fact that there was no online checkin :/"
Pros: "Great customer service. They changed our flight without any questions. Smooth flight."
Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "Terrible food - you offer one sandwich for a 5 hour flight? If this is a low-cost then at least offer the opportunity to buy food.. Overcrowded plane - this is a very old plane, no space to move, and boy it was crowded."
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "The drinks"
Cons: "Ground support for landing in tlv is horrible waiting for bus outside plane for a long time even thouh flight was on time"
Cons: "Plane was delayed by two hours"
Cons: "1) the flight delayed 2) the aircraft is old and so dense 3) the crew messing with things that i didnt experience in other flights, like telling me to remove the headphones while take-off and landing. 4) the meal was very poor 5) no Entertainment at all and this is international flight! (4 hours) the overall felling was bad... i wont but another arkia flight"
Pros: "I don't recommend this airline and security was horrible"
Cons: "Everything !!!!!"
Pros: "המטוס, הטייס, הליך הצ'ק-אין והבורדינג."
Cons: "הכיבוד במהלך הטיסה היה מינימלי מאוד, ברמת העלבון (שני ביסקוויטים). אפשר היה לתת מעט יותר."