Really poor leg room and uncomfortable seats
Pros: "Some crew members are not helpful with simple requests, not even an update about the request from multiple employees. Used to consider Emirates the best in hospitality. Food was awful on some parts of the journey."
Cons: "The crew service is very bad, they are rude. And the thing from dubai to Hyderabad one of the attendants doesn't even help with the luggage, don't close the top shelf behaved as if untounchavility prevailed which Is very bad"
Pros: "Crew was helpful. Leg room is good. Overall the flight was good."
Cons: "Food could be better. Got Pizza for snack both ways. Could have been changed, and with 16 hours non stop, water should be offered more often. Although we can go get it ourselves, don't want to disturb others in the seat row to get snacks or water."
Pros: "Fast boarding, on time, movies."
Cons: "Softer seats. Better food. Seat parents with their screaming babies and children in the back of the plabe!!!"
Pros: "Good meals, comfortable seat with fantastic entertainment options."
Pros: "Nothing to say"
Cons: "See the comments for — the flight from Kochi to Dubai In reality — much worst"
Pros: "Entertainment is epic. Speed to get luggage and depart airport was excellent."
Cons: "Boarding crew had difficulty pronouncing "B" and "D", this caused some confusion. If they had said "B for Bravo", and "D for David", it would have helped them a lot."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Food was good. Seat wasn’t bad."
Cons: "Price should be a little less, comparable to that of Qatar Airways."
Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "I wasn’t aware that there is a ticket with only 15kg baggage allowance - thank God I was taken to the airport by a relative and could leave some stuff with them. Of course, I should’ve checked - but I didn’t know there was an option below 23 kg. You’re never done with learning l"
Cons: "I do not find anything to complain. My first choice will be Emirates."
Pros: "I like the food, history, and the people contributing to make this country so beautiful."
Cons: "I wasn’t be able to experience everything in one trip so I have to go back again to fully live the history there."
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "Screen didn’t always work"
Pros: "Valuable reminders ! Updates regarding flights was superb."
Cons: "Nothing to say."
Pros: "Hospitality, service, crew and everything was well"
Pros: "Liked everything esp the luxurious interior& the comfort of the business class"
Pros: "They did an upgrade to make it business class! It was a very nice surprise! Such great Emirates Airlines! The BEST as always!"
Pros: "The crew was friendly but not always available for requests. I suppose I could have used the "attendant call button" but it would have been nicer if they were more observant when I was looking at them with a look of "I need something" as they walked by"
Cons: "Boarding process seems standard - always takes a long time to board and disembark. Older planes have screens with poor touchscreen responsiveness and poor resolution. I was surprised to see that the short-haul flights had better screens than the long-haul flights. I was on a 3 1/2 hour flight each way from Dubai/Delhi with beautiful screens but the long-haul each way from Dubai/Seattle had the crappy screens."
Pros: "Service, atmosphere"
Cons: "1st food was same as it was from Karachi to Dubai"
Pros: "The relaxed environment and the crew are amazing"
Cons: "There is always some passengers that drink a bit more than they should but.... there is nothing we can do with it"
Pros: "The relaxed environment and the crew are amazing"
Cons: "Some snacks between the food service"
Pros: "Business Class comfort"
Cons: "Worse food Old flight Late boarding"
Cons: "My Parent were traveling and My father recently suffered a heart attack. There was too much turbulence on the flight, so much that the crew members were terrified. It was very unsettling and unpleasant."
Pros: "The service is the best."
Cons: "The seats on the Boing 777 don't compare to the seats on the Airbus from Dubai to Los Angeles."
Pros: "I liked the boarding process. And the food this time wasn't bad."
Cons: "The crews have just been ok. There were maybe 2 that went above and beyond but the others are just ok. There is nothing outstanding about the service."
Pros: "on the plane the service was okay"
Cons: "The flight was overbooked, barely got in. At the gate they checked carry on baggage weight and charged extra. They could have done it during check in.... pathethic"
Cons: "Delay in the take off and the plane was old .. No control from the crew on passengers behaviour which was disappointing.though the flight from colombo to dubai was excellent"
Cons: "restroom water not available, not so well maintained air hostess didnt come on after pressing help button seat overall bad experience and surprising from emirates"
Pros: "We landed ahead of time"
Cons: "Less legroom than A380 which became slightly claustrophobic at times. Meal choice limited they ran out of one choice fairly early in the service"
Pros: "The individual were uniform polite and professional, even in the economy section of the craft which is not always the case in some airlines. Boarding and deplaning via two entry / access points; something all airlines should seek to do."
Cons: "Things like the plane layout which focuses on maximizing seating space over common space like toilets (not enough) and cross craft aisles so crew and passengers could do more than just one thing at a time; issues the crew had nothing to do with. Rather plane designers being pushed to maximize seats over all else."
Pros: "Entertainment was good and good was decent"
Cons: "Seats are mediocre. I think even JetBlue has better seats than Emirates"
Cons: "It was delayed for 8 hours!!!"
Cons: "There was no vegetarian food."
Pros: "Everything was on point."
Pros: "Crew was lovely and very helpful. I felt very taken care of. Amenities were great! Got plenty of food and drink. Overall very comfortable."
Pros: "This two legged journey on Emirates was my first experience with this airline and the impression was an excellent one. Entebbe - Dubai - JFK went smoothly and comfortably."
Pros: "Space and the fact that everything worked. Food was excellant."
Cons: "I always like Emirates."
Pros: "Comfy seats with good legroom, huge entertainment selection, free alcoholic beverages!"
Cons: "My connecting flight (booked through Emirates but operated by JetBlue) was inexplicably cancelled with 24h notice. Emirates did a good job finding me an alternative flight but somehow did not get my bags on my new flight even though the woman at the counter made a special call to "ensure" that my bags would come with me. Now I have to wait over 24h before I can get my bag."
Cons: "I watched one movie, but the selection was pretty goo."
Pros: "Entertainment selection and legroom were good Entertainment selection included recent movies in various languages and premium TV shows."
Cons: "Legroom in economy was good; however, seat width wasn't. You rub elbows with your neighbors while eating. Asian vegetarian meals were nauseatingly spicy - not the "hot" spicy type, but the cinnamon/cardamom overuse type. Most crew members gave a cold shoulder to passengers."
Pros: "Great staff and in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Other passengers..."
Pros: "Spacious seating."
Cons: "I wanted to sit upstairs"
Cons: "First of all, my flight had no option to plug my cellphone, there was no TV screen and no WiFi.. they served some loaf of bread cut in half with some spices inside and called it dinner! But the most disappointing thing is the fact is that they LOST BOTH OF MY LUGGAGE BAGS, and the most they could offer me is $50 compensation (my belongings worth thousands of dollars) And even this I would have to claim from my “home country” which is completely unreasonable as my home country isn’t the one lost my luggage, the airlines had! Beyond shocked, disappointed and aggravated, this was my first time flying this airlines and I promise you it’s the last. Won’t recommend to anyone."
Pros: "When we were unable to travel due to Corona Virus restrictions, Ethiopian gave us a full refund even though we had a non-refundable ticket, and they were lovely about it when they did it. A+, hope I'll get a chance to actually fly with them soon."
Cons: "I changed my flight but they didn’t change it and now I’m stuck!!!"
Cons: "Plane was very very old"
Pros: "Large space"
Pros: "Crew is friendly."
Cons: "The plane is old, tatty and dirty. There is no entertainment. The airport transfer is very very shoddy."
Pros: "Food was of high standard Crew were polite and made the effort to make passengers feel comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding - Two last minute changes to departure gates, which confused the hell out of everyone. No announcement, just one staff shouting out to passengers."
Pros: "Excellent airline overall Great seats for sleeping"
Cons: "Business class seats are not well appointed Nowhere to put a bottle of water - storage handbag and shoes etc could not be reached without undoing the seatbelt and screen far away from the seat Voice commentary was muffled and therefore unable to be heard"
Pros: "On time. Service and culture"
Pros: "I received flying miles for this flight, well actually I really tried to find something positive to say"
Cons: "spent 19+ hrs in the airport in Addis Abeba, when I was supposed to be transferred to a hotel, needless to say, the airport at night is not the best place a woman would like to spend her time."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit strange - everyone seated at the gate had to get up, leave the area, and then wait in line to have their passports checked before sitting back down in the same area. After that though, boarding was perfectly smooth & honestly one of the fastest I’ve seen!"
Cons: "old, uncomfortable plane with no entertainment system. miserable experience"
Pros: "New plane fantastic cabin"
Cons: "There was a fight but nothibg to do with the flight crew just some passenger with mental issues"
Cons: "No Wifi at Lome gate. I don't understand why there is no wifi in West African airports."
Pros: "It is an African airline so I am doing my best to support it. I am grateful I was allocated to a hotel for my long layover"
Cons: "I had a long layover in Addis and the hotel I was allocated to could improve its service. I was expected to be served breakfast in the morning. My flight was at 820 am There could be some improvement on food"
Cons: "I used ethiopian on my way back too they told me my bags will go all the way to my final destination and it did not my bags are now LOST!! Crew is not attentive Food was so bad! I ecpexted quality in all areas but not even close."
Cons: "The crew kept on supplying 3 passengers with beer and wine, who obviously had too much to drink already and were obnoxiously loud and disturbing the flight."
Cons: "Checking in was poor. The booking didn't reflect in jhb or in two Aviv. Special meal was requested and not provided."
Cons: "we booked this flight because it was the shortest. However, we received an email a few days ago saying that the flight on the way back changed and the layover has increased from 2h to almost 7h! this is very upsetting since Im pregnant and the bring such a ling time at the Addis airport really ruined my flight experience"
Cons: "comfort of the seats. the made the flight early to 0730 am and still serving lunch at 0830 in the morning. All was bad"
Cons: "No kosher food eventhogh we asked for it"
Pros: "Comfortable, excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing - everything was fine."
Pros: "The flight crew was pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "Being woken up throughout the night for food. The overhead screens were on all night which made it difficult to rest."
Cons: "flight was 6 hours delayed"
Pros: "Served dinner"
Cons: "the seats however were quite tight and there was no electrical plug for charging."
Pros: "The staff assistance Kosher food was great"
Cons: "Overhead baggage compartment was taken over by cups and stuff"
Pros: "The crew where very pleasant & the service on the plane was good"
Cons: "A small plane and not enough leg space, you could not choose your on movie, didn’t have much choice of the meal that was served"
Cons: "Everything was bad, very upset !"
Pros: "Spacious, good entertainment system"
Cons: "Transit at Bole International is awful. No gates for aircraft to dock which seems to be a common problem these days, slowing down the boarding and alighting processes."
Pros: "Got a free voucher"
Cons: "My phone was stolen on airport premises They didn't have my requested meal for one of my flights The boeng 737 is tiny. No leg room and was terribly hot."
Pros: "The worst airline company I've ever used"
Cons: "Old plane Left 1 hr late No entertainment Adis is an old filthy airport"
Cons: "There was a deley of 3 and a half h"
Cons: "Airport in ADS was very basic. Was hard to find a descent toilet"
Cons: "Everything. I have written to firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "Excellent pre-boarding service to get aisle seats. Comfortable on time flights. Pleasant service."
Cons: "Bad service and follow through when luggage lost. Promised it would arrive that afternoon and given a tel number to call. Advised that I could not claim expenses for toiletries, basic necesssities. 1. Luggage did NOT arrive that afternoon 2. No reply to tel calls or got an automatic answering service. 3. No follow through to emails 4. Persistent phone calls at last elicited a response that luggage would arrive next morning - but unable to give a time 5. Luggage arrived late afternoon i.e. 2 full days later 6. I will put in a claim for toiletries, underwear, socks + taxi to get to shops"
Pros: "Great prices, and helpful staff"
Cons: "The food was mediocre, almost poor."
Cons: "Please have a vegetarian option that does not contain cheese."
Cons: "At Addis airport, they announced first that the trip got cancelled and postponed for another 7 hours. Then while lining up to change my ticket, I overheard people saying that the boarding is starting in 30 minutes and we have to rush to the gate. Then the gate number changed 3 times and the boarding time got delayed few times as well. It was a 5 stars chaos that trip!"
Pros: "aircraft was nice and well kept, and crew friendly."
Cons: "too many announcements on PA (information could have been summarized and delivered in the beginning, so that those who prefer to sleep can)."
Pros: "It is ok the flight"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "The flight was ok, left late but didn't impact our arrival time."
Cons: "Tray table was very dirty, restroom not cleaned or refilled, generally unkempt."
Cons: "Poor service, not organized, dirty aircraft"
Pros: "Boarding at the gate was atrocious. Very slow and not organized and we left late because of that. The crew was very nice. Food was good. Entertainment was ok. Movies were old and could have been up to date not enough bathrooms per amount of people on board (relative to other aircrafts)."
Pros: "The service onboard was excellent!"
Cons: "The food was almost edible, but i stil ate it because i was hungry. The fish was not even real, just some sort of fishmeal,"
Pros: "The fact that I had a row of three to myself"
Cons: "I asked for an extra cup of coffee (cups very small) which didn't arrive until I reminded the stewardess several times. Flight was only half full. The food was very bad. A pink sausage and very, very dry bread, which absorbed all moisture in my mouth."
Pros: "Good customer service on time flight"
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "Food and entertainment was lame especially because sound didn't work."
Cons: "The plane was not cleaned appropriately. The staff did not arrive to open the plane when we arrived in Mumbai"
Pros: "The cabin was nice quiet and peaceful"
Cons: "Flight got delayed but was not informed. Incoming was late so (which captain informed during in alight announcment). ] Im sure AI new well in advance that this flight will be delayed for sure. Should have informed the passengers!"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Poor movie selection"
Pros: "It was all average"
Cons: "No announcements or concern by ground staff that we were 2 hours delayed!"
Pros: "5 hours delay in New Delhi"
Cons: "Shorten the delay"
Cons: "The 777 Dreamliner did not have functioning window shades. Airline check-in counter staff were trainees and did not understand Visa requirements to and out of India. The check-in counter was open to passengers that had lined up but not manned. . It made the check-in process slow and tedious."
Pros: "Flight crew was helpful"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment didn’t work."
Pros: "The flight crew was awesome. Very friendly and welcoming. Served well even in between the scheduled service"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 5 hours. No reason given other than operational issues. What does that mean? All airport staff sucked at both airports. SFO more so. They broke my bag. There was no agents around for an hour.. Then they said 40$ is the maximum they pay for a broken bag!"
Pros: "Overall great service. 4 due to delayed flight."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "3.20pm flight took off at 10.20pm. Sure, the issues were due to bad weather that affected all airlines at Goa airport, but the other airlines recovered as soon as the airport was reopened around 6.30pm. Air India didn’t have a plane show up till 9pm. They even allowed the 6.40pm flight take off before the 3.20pm flight. No announcements letting passengers know what the deal was except telling us that there was a delay. I had to use apps to get the information I needed."
Cons: "The aircraft is small and understandable because short distance. When we boarded the aircraft got problem with brakes & AC. We have to be offloaded. We finally depart after 2 hours."
Pros: "The fact that the plane worked and I was able to arrive in New Delhi safely."
Cons: "Awful service! The air hosts/hostesses don't care about you if you traveling economy. This was a 16 hour flight but they didn't even offer water for 6-7 hours. I used my attendant button at least 12 times and no one came to my seat. I had to hunt them down and found all of them holed up in the back of the plan gossiping and laughing. Adding to this, their entertainment systems were faulty and didn't work half of the time I was on the plane. The sound quality may have been alright but the headphones that they provided gave a really muffled sound so it was really hard to understand. I tried to use my personal headphones but the entertainment system would only allow for Air India's "special" headphones. The food was mediocre and they served their meals in spurts. Within the first two hours of the plane taking off, they served us one meal. Then there was no food or water service for at least 8 more hours. Then they gave us a meal 4 hours before we were supposed to land and then again a heavy snack an hour later. So basically, we were left to fend for ourselves for 8 hours with no food or water. I am dreading the journey back from Delhi to Chicago now."
Pros: "Clean plan with extra seating space. Attendents were also very welcoming"
Cons: "TV screen we're not working so to hide the lights of screen flight attendant covered the screen with a blanket. Remote was not working due to which I was able to turn on the lights and could not call the attendant by a remote. Quality of food offered was very bad."
Cons: "Using the entertainment system was very cumbersome. For one thing, it did not work at the start and someone had to reset the system. Even after that, the system was very sluggish in responding to commands. The range of available selection was very limited."
Pros: "Only thing I like was check in New Yorke was smooth"
Cons: "Flight to India was messy aircraft was dirty people was leaving there empty food trays on the floor on empty areas because they were not coming to collect empty plates I have pictures of dirty trays on the floor flight from New Delhi to jfk I did not receive one of my luggage the lady at claims was extremely rude"
Cons: "This was a one hour flight starting at 730 AM. I expected a reasonable breakfast in the business class. I was surprised that they served a micro sandwich and a slice of cake with tea/coffee - that’s all."
Pros: "Food in 2 hours flight"
Cons: "The kind of food they give"
Pros: "My flight was canceled it sure why Kayak is sending me these questions to review my flight when it was canceled three weeks ago"
Cons: "See abive"
Pros: "Staff was friendly. Flight was timely."
Cons: "Food made us all sick. Wish flight was closer to gate. Also, my tv was not functional the whole time - couldn’t even connect to see map of flight."
Pros: "Everything was smooth sailing and even landed 45 minutes early into London. Service was good and no complaints."
Cons: "Not a huge selection of movies in the in-flight entertainment but enough to get through the flight!"
Cons: "None of tv screen working,"
Pros: "The timing of the flight was good."
Cons: "To Long flight. Service Okay."
Pros: "Good flight at good price"
Cons: "Plane a bit old"
Cons: "Plane needs better cleaning to minimize smell"
Pros: "Food.. Couteous staff"
Cons: "The entertainment control panels on the screen did not work and handheld had missing buttons. Lost mu bag. Was left behind in New York Someone could have looked for me and informed me but after waiting gor 70 minutes on the caroussel looking for it I filed a report. They must have known in the 18 hours I was tracelling that the bag had been left behind.. Would have saved my family and me a lot of aggravation."
Pros: "Entertainment was poor."
Pros: "Crew was courteous."
Cons: "Food was good"
Cons: "Older equipment and entertainment was really bad"
Cons: "The crew used to collect the jacket from pagers but this time I had to ask for it but still no one came to collect the jacket"
Cons: "Everything was terrible"
Pros: "the food was vegetarian but far better than most of the domestic flights I take in the US. The food was also included in the price of the ticket. I wasn't left debating whether to buy a boxed snack for $8 or survive on peanuts and pretzels."
Pros: "staff seemed helpful. Food was Indian."
Cons: "The entertainment system and reading light do not work. I have had this happen on my previous Air India flights too."
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Being told the wrong gate by the Air India staff in the air India lounge. Flight was delayed also!"
Pros: "Timing was kept up."
Cons: "Entertainment was at its worst!!!"
Cons: "Overall vibe of the staff and aircraft Poor announcements Very uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Food could have been better..They served biscuits and mango juice"
Cons: "No water in toilet sink throughout. Last two meals too close in timing."
Pros: "Non Stop Flight to Delhi was the only comfort."
Cons: "Old Aircraft. Bad and old seats with less cushion. Minimal incline on the seats. Broken hand-rest, Broken airline provided headphone. Headphone two pin adapter not standard with Bose or other noise cancelling headphones I brought with self. Food was average. A lot more expected from the 16 hr non stop flight. Very disappointed. I have pictures to show broken hand-rest and headphones."
Cons: "It is a shame that Air India has not taken care of its fleet flying to the US. The seats are broken, the seat cushion is worn and tattered with no cushioning left in the seat and the back rest. The neck holding flaps on the seat were broken and could not be used in either direction. The plane looked like it was a 2nd class compartment from a local railroad. Pathetic condition. The carpet on the floor was totally run down and soiled as well. Grow up Air India. It's about time."
Pros: "Flight attendants try hard. Service is very good. Ground staff was food as well."
Cons: "Seats are worn and old, although comfortable. Passenger area was not clean. Entertainment system is two generations old. Slow and not enough choices. Food choices and quality of non-Indian food was bad. Wine is only Indian, which is best case a 6 on 10 quality. If the timing of the flight wasn't so convenient and the ticket wasn't cheaper than the competition, I wouldn't fly Air India. For a 25% cheaper fare (at least in Business Class), I can deal with poor quality."
Pros: "Smooth check-in and comfortable flight"
Cons: "I had never seen any attendant in any flight taking away food before it is finished which happened only in Air India flight. The in-flight attendants aren't matured enough to deal with the customers. But all three behaved the same way."
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "Teeny tiny exit row seats, the width was unbelievably very less"
Pros: "I liked that I arrived safely. The crew were all pretty nice as well."
Cons: "Plane was extremely run down and dirty. There was dust and dirt on the windows and cabin panels, and the seat back entertainment was falling off of the chair in front of us. The bathrooms look like they haven't been cleaned ever. It generally felt like Air India does not maintain their aircraft, which makes me wonder if they do their safety maintenance on time as well. In addition, after we had taxied to the runway and were about to take off, the pilot suddenly returned to the gate because "something looked wrong." All of that adds to the feeling that this airline does not do proper maintenance."
Cons: "Airplanes are outdated, tvs don't work, seats are broken. Food is below standard and staff is unprofessional and rude."
Cons: "seats were a bit uncomfortable"