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Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering New Delhi.
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Delhi.
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Masks: Required in public spaces.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Singapore Airlines ($638) and Multiple Airlines ($738), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Thai Airways ($1,113) and Multiple Airlines ($1,175).
From Melbourne to New Delhi, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New Delhi back to Melbourne , the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl, also known as New Delhi Airport.
There are public buses outside Terminal 3 that can transport you to downtown New Delhi, as well as well as an Airport Express metro line (Orange Line) that takes about 30 minutes to New Delhi Railway Station. There is also ride sharing option Uber, taxis and car rental services if you prefer.
If you’re travelling to Feroz Shah Kotla Ground after your flight from Melbourne to New Delhi, you can take a taxi, Uber or rent a car and drive the 23 kilometres or so. If you have the time, you can take public transportation, however you’d have to connect from the Orange Metro line to either the 72 or the 104 bus.
There is an onsite hotel at New Delhi Airport: Holiday Inn Express New Delhi International Airport is located at the international terminal 3. Designed for short stay clients, the hotel features several aqua pods and there is also a spa if you need a massage. Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi are also available.
Foreign visitors to New Delhi Airport will be happy to know that there are three offices located at the international terminal 3 to assist with any currency exchange or wire transfer services. Central Bank of India has counters in the departures and arrivals halls – as does Punjab National Bank and CentrumDirect.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Three of us were sitting separately. Airline is able to accommodate us so that we get to sit together in a section where there is extra leg room."
Pros: "What can I Say. It's Singapore Airlines"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous, went above and beyond."
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."
Pros: "The cabin crew was pretty good. This was the only saving grace in otherwise very poor experience"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 2 hours and they changed the gate from one end of the terminal (A15) to the other (C1). The waiting area was cramped. This being the home of Singapore Airlines, the way managed this entire thing was pathetic. Boarding announcements were also confusing."
Cons: "Very cramped. Worst leg of the journey"
Pros: "The food was good, good choices and at good intervals. Lavatories were well maintained. Entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "My first leg, the crew appeared rushed. Seating was tight. Would definitely upgrade next time."
Pros: "The flight attendants are very attractive and attentive. They do make an effort to make one’s trip pleasurable."
Cons: "Need to update the planes.."
Cons: "The toilets were a little unsanitary."
Pros: "The comfort and caring staff"
Cons: "Food serve a bit slow with the no of pax and long queue for the washroom"
Pros: "Flight time"
Pros: "I loved everything! The plane was well maintained, the crew were friendly and attentive, the flight was comfortable even for such long hours. Food was also great! In flight entertainment had recent movies and shows, even international selections."
Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."
Pros: "The economy section of the upper deck of the A380 is great!"
Pros: "Friendly crew I like that a lot. The diabetes food choice ecselent Thank you"
Cons: "The toilets were very dirty"
Pros: "I liked the food that was provided and the range of entertainment is up to date anencephaly plentiful, spoiling you for choice. The flight crew were very friendly and prompt to serve which was amazing"
Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"
Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."
Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
Pros: "check-in, priority lane, BKK-SKL, boarding, crew, cabin, disembark, baggage claim to cab home"
Cons: "baby crying throughout the flight"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"
Pros: "The serivce was amazing. Also it was clean and the food was great."
Pros: "Liked the service"
Cons: "Nothing special."
Cons: "Food wasn't the greatest but it was adequate considering shirt trip"
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Entertainment system are old age and poor quality TFT screen"
Pros: "evening meal was delicious"
Cons: "breakfast was terrible, and not properly heated, risky food handling not acceptable."
Cons: "I reserved a window seat on this site but was given a middle row instead when I checked in."
Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"
Pros: "Crew went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Seats seemed roomier in economy than other airlines. Lots on movie choices."
Cons: "I didn't care much for the meals, but my husband loved them."
Pros: "The food was ok. It didn't set my heart on fire, but I did finish it."
Cons: "The plug to the ear buds was loose to the entertainment unit, and so most of the time I couldn't hear anything! When I could the sound was dreadful."
Pros: "Polite crew took good care of my needs"
Cons: "Food was really bad could do better . Movies were not as current but a good collection."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Changed by very helpful ground staff from lousy seats to exit row at no cost."
Cons: "Entertainment interface showing its age."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled during peak season with little notice time Lack of service Lack of compensation"
Pros: "I liked how often the staff walked down the ailes to help. They are very attentive. The entertainment is endless. Seats were standard in economy class, I recommended upgrading for that long of a flight."
Cons: "To my flight specifically, it got adjusted without telling me so I ended up missing my final transfer. I was not given a notification for a flight change. Someone met me at the end of my second flight to tell me I missed my connecting flight. With the adjusted flight Singapore gave me, there was no chance I would have made it. They did purchase a ticket for me on another airline to get to San Francisco in the end."
Pros: "Spacious, comfortable seat"
Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"
Pros: "It's good that they have vegeterian options"
Cons: "Indian food was stale"
Pros: "Awesome crew and food"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable.."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Crew was great. Boarding was efficient and timely."
Cons: "Vegetarian fare was not pleasing and seemed extremely repetitive."
Pros: "entertainment system and plane ambience"
Cons: "Office CS not professional."
Pros: "The crew, food and boarding process was good."
Cons: "I paid $21k for 3 return flights from Melbourne to Mumbai. I usually fly Malaysia Airlines and it costs us about $13k. I paid more this time for Singapore Air because I thought it might be more comfortable and I really thought they'd have flat beds to sleep. But they had the same angular seats like Malaysian Airlines. There was no point in paying the extra money."
Pros: "Good choice of films. Ran on time. Staff very pleasant. Clean."
Cons: "Chairs really uncomfortable. I had back ache after trip to Singapore and the return one. No lumbur support and had to use the cushion against my back, which was too large. I found myself more cramped than usual on a large plane. The food was ordinary. stir-fried beef and veggies was steamed veggies, lots of rice, and beef, but very dry and uninteresting. Fish Asian style was much the same. Too much rice. Not enough sauce. Not much flavour."
Pros: "Excellent crew and great food."
Pros: "Same as before"
Cons: "Same as before"
Pros: "Seats are wider apart than usual, leaving comfortable space for legs in economy class. The crew is really attentive and nice"
Pros: "Not satisfied"
Cons: "Need improvements"
Pros: "Great crew, great customer service by phone, great food and entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding and deplaning took ages, but don't they always?"
Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."
Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."
Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."
Pros: "Crew was OK."
Cons: "Seats in business class extremely uncomfortable, almost no recline. Very old entertainment equipment. Really disappointing flight given lack of comfort in business class."
Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."
Pros: "Food was okay and crew was okay"
Cons: "Seats were very narrow - Etihad has better seats. Entertainment system had poor sound"
Cons: "Food and seat comfort could be better"
Pros: "New plane and Q suite was excellent"
Cons: "The AVML selection could be better"
Pros: "Good service and smooth flight"
Cons: "One hour delay and no entertainment in the airplane and small plane"
Pros: "empty seat next to me!"
Cons: "more cramped than akld to doha"
Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."
Pros: "Food was good, staff was excellent."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was very poor"
Pros: "Excellent service. Excellent quality of food."
Cons: "I had been told my checkin bags will be available at final destination but I had to pick them up at Delhi and do the checking in once more which was a lot of hassle with kids"
Cons: "My personal stuff been stolen in airports"
Cons: "The employees were not motivated to work. Food was scarce and I was left starving the whole flight. On a 16 hour flight, there should be more food and beverage service other than the 2 times the attendants served us. How can we stay hydrated if we aren't being given any liquids?"
Cons: "Seat number was the same but different position from one reserved online"
Pros: "Dedicated to customer service"
Pros: "There were a lot if security checks but the boarding crew was very helpful and let me check in a bag at rhe last minute with duty free shopping items that i would not have been able to carry with me on-board the airplane."
Cons: "No internet and the food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "Boarding from Doha and service in doha."
Cons: "ASSISTANCE IN DELHI..my parents did not even get wheel chair after long tiring journey..they were keep trying for help and did not get any help..I am asking is this the airline duty or not to give assistance who is in need.even did not get the porter to carry the heavy luggage.is anyone responsible for that? what is the use of this nonsense servey?"
Pros: "Very nice. Everything was great."
Cons: "More veriaty on music would be good"
Cons: "The crew at the ticket counter was quite rude. Our suitcases were 2kg heavier so, in front of them we opened and removed items and then they still made us go through security all over again"
Pros: "Arrival and departure is on time treatment is excellent very courteous For all category of passenger"
Cons: "South Indian food may. Made available"
Pros: "Landing and botding is safe"
Pros: "Great on board bar"
Pros: "Comfort and Cleaniness."
Cons: "Food and ways to provide chairs - avoiding providing wheel chairs and food requirement."
Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."
Pros: "Crews behavior was amazing"
Cons: "Menu/food Less choice"
Pros: "The entertainment options."
Cons: "I didn't have any complaints. I thought everything went very well."
Pros: "The entertainment options were fantastic! The flight attendants were very cordial and hardworking."
Cons: "I was very pleased with my flight. I really have I complaints."
Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."
Pros: "Excellent service and in time flights."
Pros: "Crew was exceptional and in-flight entertainment options superb. Meals were well apportioned and delicious."
Cons: "Seats were a little narrow, especially the middle ones but to be expected when flying economy."
Cons: "The boarding was not handled properly. There was a 40 mins delay, keeping in mind it was never mentioned on the screens. When seeking guidance from crew members about the flight's boarding different answers were given at different time. First it was no delay, just the plane getting closer to the gate, later followed by a 10 mins wait that later became over 30 mins. Once we finally made it on the flight, when requesting a beverage the only option given is water or orange juice and if you have any dietary restrictions (even when providing said information to the airline) you will remain without food on the shorter flights."
Cons: "I was Told the flight form Doha back to Houston was over booked so I had to get re-routed through another city. For a $6,600 business class ticket this is very bad form."
Pros: "I liked that it was empty and I could lie down."
Pros: "I like everything about Qatar Airways"
Pros: "When we flew into Melbourne it was not a happy experience. Seats were cramped and arm rests wouldn't raise. The flight out, even though on the same model plane, was better. There was more room and we could raise the arm rests. For a 13+ hour flight that makes a big difference."
Cons: "Because the tickets listed the same type of plane in both the bad and not so bad flight, it is very hard to know what we're going to get. I'd love to be able to plan to avoid the bad experience, but if they use the same plane in two configurations, there isn't enough information to do so."
Pros: "Once I made it to my seat, easily slipped back into a meditative trance."
Cons: "Unannounced delays. Waited in a line, then another one. Probably just different security protocol than I'm used to."
Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."
Pros: "crew was efficient and friendly"
Pros: "Seat not comfortable but it was an airbus so that’s normal."
Cons: "Entertainment was unusable picture sounds skipping all over!"
Cons: "Allow passengers to select their seats when paying for a ticket."
Cons: "Connection time in Bangkok was very short due to late arrival. Transit security screening was backed up and no priority lanes were available for tight connections. Staff did not care about short connections and told me to just stay on line. Departure on aircraft was delayed, allowing me to make connection though delay was of listed on boards. I stressed and ran through the airport after clearing security for no reason if I had know the departure was delayed."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Terrible business class seats that are 10-15 years old. Have to take a bus to the gate in Bangkok. It’s 2019. We should have lie flat seats, not angled."
Pros: "comfortable flight"
Cons: "TV options and headphones"
Cons: "Food on the plane"
Pros: "Amazing crew members. The seat was comfortable."
Pros: "Crew very good Seat getting old uncomfortable to sleep"
Cons: "Movies selection has been almost the same since a few months , some World movies never changed after 3/4 months"
Cons: "The flight was from 3:30 am to 9:00am. We were served dinner soon after boarding, but it makes much more sense to serve a breakfast before arrival in Bangkok."
Pros: "Food and entertainment were consistently good."
Cons: "The plane felt old, and wasn't as roomy as the plane for Melbourne to Bangkok. It felt like we we're sqwished into a tin can - it was like flying 15yrs ago. The plane was extremely hot at the back of the plane, but not in other parts. The service was average and if you asked for something it was done begrudgingly."
Pros: "Everything ran smoothly for the Melbourne to Bangkok leg of my flight. New plane, great entertainment, and great service."
Cons: "Overall great experience."
Cons: "Ground staff at the airport, like wheel chair workers, others were rude. I thought that Thai people are humble, but my experience with them was horrible. I will advice not to travel thru Thailand."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable, staff was friendly, and food and snacks were abundant. Loved the variety of cocktails served even in economy class, they served champagne in flute glasses."
Cons: "The screens had pretty bad resolution"
Pros: "Means of transportation in Bangkok is well organized and very accessible."
Pros: "Simple, no surprises is a good thing"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was great."
Cons: "Excellent service and perfect time."
Pros: "All well arranged. Friendly and helpful crew. Food apprppriate for the trip. Logistics ok. Balue for money."
Pros: "Quick flight with food service and entertainment"
Pros: "Airline and cabin crew services are great. Comfortable seats. Nice perfume available in the toilets."
Cons: "Board was troublesome and wasted alot of time as the tube was not used.had to walk down a flight of stairs then wait for mini bus (with very limited seats), then take it for around 5-7mins drive to reach the plane. Then wait for the previous minibus's crowd to clear then walk another flight of stairs up the plane :( I can accept this from a budget airline but not a commercial airline at a usual well-equipped airport especially when it's at its own home country."
Pros: "We boarded on time, the crew were fantastic...very friendly and helpful. Food was plentiful but the salmon was somewhat dry. There were other options offered. The entertainment system worked but some more recent movies would have been appreciated."
Pros: "Overall, inflight service good except chief purser at the front of the aircraft rather arrogant. Others helpful, on delighting the a/c, ground staff helpful."
Cons: "All ok."
Pros: "Entertainment, general comfort"
Cons: "Crew was not very attentive"
Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "We arrived plenty early at terminal 2 like the confirmation said. Only to find that over night they changed departures to terminal 3. No signs. No one there to give instructions. Just a security guy saying “take sky train “. We had plenty of time so it was more annoying than anything. So we arrive at the gate and the are having a party to inaugurate the new gate and terminal. I’m glad they celebrated. Haha. Got to laugh. The big crowd at the celebration were passengers who were delayed bordering so they could have a celebration. Part of the adventure."
Pros: "Food served is nice especially the croissants"
Pros: "Flight was fine, crew nice & on time."
Cons: "- further security at boarding gate in Yangon took the water we JUST PURCHASED at the stand next door. Do that earlier so once you are thru, u can purchase water. - horrible check in process via the app. Took 2 calls & 30 min to check in & never did process properly on line....insane."
Pros: "Check in staff were very nice"
Cons: "Food not up to previous Thai Airways offerings"
Pros: "Good food, friendly crew"
Cons: "Entertainment limited, arrival in BKK terrible, offloading a 747 with busses is a no go. Long waiting time in plane."
Cons: "see above"
Pros: "Spacious leg room when seat is in an upright position"
Cons: "Headphone connection was bad. Crackling sound was constant...at times lost sound completely."
Pros: "Business class service was great!"
Cons: "Problem accessing the wifi"
Pros: "FA's were friendly, seat was comfortable, food was ok"
Pros: "Very nice crew Got free drinks and meal"
Cons: "Hard to see tv and watch movies with cabin lights on"
Pros: "I always fly Thai airways between Bangkok and Phuket. They are always on time, consummate professionals, and over all, a great experience. Very happy I was able to check my luggage through to my international destination! Thank you Thai airways!"
Cons: "The food was very average. I have flown Thai Airways many times before and I remember the food being better."
Pros: "When I boarded this flight, I could already feel the Thai atmosphere. I generally enjoyed the flight without any serious problems."
Cons: "I was surprised to realize that we were packed in this full flight to Thailand from Sapporo like sardines. However, it was OK because I was alomost always sleeping during the flight. I had to stayed up late at previous night. Actually I expected more about the Thai food on the flight, but the flight attendants didn't explain much about it and it was generally mundane."
Pros: "Plane arrived on time and service was good!"
Pros: "Everything provided, lots of refreshments throughout the flight"
Cons: "Monitors were not the best for viewing movies. White wine was bitter."
Pros: "I like that I brought my noise cancelling headphones. Screaming babies are nobodies fault but careful preparation is helpful."
Pros: "The included extras and polite staff."
Cons: "When the passenger in the seat in front of me reclined her seat it was almost impossible to keep watching the movie which while sar, shows as mainly a black screen and even changing the angle didn't assist"
Cons: "Departure was delayed by 45 minutes so upon reaching Bangkok airport, I had to literally run to catch my connecting flight."
Pros: "I love the food especial Thai food. The air craft crew are very helpful."
Cons: "My friend request for extra ice cream and the crew rejected her with very loud tune."
Cons: "30 minutes out of Bangkok, there was a problem with the plane and we returned to the airport for repair. I absolutely value the priority on safety, but the 4 hour addition to my already long trip was painful."
Pros: "The crew and food were awesome."
Cons: "The Air conditioning on the plane was lacking. There was no direct-able air vent and the plane was fairly warm for the whole of the flight. The video screen were very dim and hard to see."
Pros: "The flight was only an hour but the staff was crazy fast to get everyone a snack that was amazing. Hot food which is unlike American flights. Very tasty and the service was just good."
Pros: "Flight was ok, apart from being late, flight attendants were nice telling me where to go once I'd got my luggage"
Cons: "My 1-hour flight was delayed about 45 mins, and I had a 'connecting' flight in Bangkok. Made it just in time but I literally had to sprint to the gate to make it. Though that speaks more about the inefficient Bangkok airport"
Pros: "We missed the connection because the Istanbul airport is a silent airport and no announcement were made for boarding."
Cons: "Announcement from crew or reach out to people in front of gate would help. Also, the staff at Istanbu airport is so rude and have no respect for customers."
Cons: "I missed it"
Cons: "We were not allowed to board our connecting flight and are stranded currently at the Istanbul airport and had to book our next flight with indigo as the staff closed the boarding ahead of time even though we were on time. Lot of shouting and crying by other passengers happening for the same reason."
Pros: "Food and entertainment was great."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed and no reason Food very bad"
Pros: "Amazing crew, confortable seats, great complimentary internet service"
Cons: "Food was not up to standards, the inflight entertainment does not offer enough film or TV shows, enough variety or latest films"
Cons: "Better seat."
Cons: "Too exhausted from the long flight. But really wanted to say - Never flying them again after my itinerary is completed. They have just lost any revenue they would ever have gained from me in the future."
Cons: "I will never forget Turkish airlines again. They stole our money. We were at our flight on time but they wouldn't let us board. They then said we were no shows and cancelled all our remaining flights with no refund. This ended up costing us around $3000. We don't have this kind of money and I don't know how we will pay rent next month."
Pros: "The planets and stars we're aligned to provide an optimal trip. Price was a huge determinant for me...$800 RT Houston to Delhi just can't be beat. And, their arrival time into Delhi is so early (5: 20 am) that customs and immigration is a breeze."
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "Good Food. Polite treatment of Customers. Good Luggage allowance Lots of "little extras.""
Cons: "Very cramped seats. Very slow boarding. Needed to wait at 4 different security checks when transferring from one TAF plane to another -- after 2 security checks/waits for 1st TAF plane."
Pros: "Probably best economy class service and amenities and timings."
Pros: "Food as per.always was.great and choice of entertainment also good."
Cons: "Bording was delayed because of inbound flight delays."
Pros: "In simple terms it was a normal flight."
Cons: "Had a layover in Toronto. From Toronto we flew to Istanbul and then Venice. While waiting in line to board in Toronto, I was told my carry-on luggage was too big and needed to be put under. I asked MULTIPLE times where my luggage would be- either Istanbul or Venice (final destination) and EVERY time I asked, I was told my luggage would be waiting for me in Venice. Once we arrived in Istanbul I asked AGAIN if my carry-on luggage was here or if it would be in Venice and I was told it would be in Venice. Once we arrived in Venice, my luggage was nowhere to be found. The lost luggage crew (and 90% of the people in Venice) were completely rude and acted like we were a huge inconvenience for them. (I've heard that many Europeans cannot stand Americans, but we were not being rude or obnoxious at all to anyone- we just wanted a quiet, romantic vacation.) So safe to say that it was an extremely rough start. We were in Venice for the Glass Art Society Conference in Murano and due to my luggage being lost, had missed the first day and a half, therefore wasting hundreds of dollars. Luckily my boyfriend's phone worked in order to spend our first two days of vacation (not to mention the amount of money spent on international calling costs) tracking down my luggage, but again dealt with completely rude people who barely helped us with any answers and even hung up on us multiple times (and I'd like to add that despite my frustration, I made sure that I was not speaking rudely one bit). The best answers we received were from the people at the Istanbul airport who told us that Venice received my luggage hours before I even called Istanbul- which I do not understand why the Venice airport did not tell me this because I spent all day speaking with them. Once I called back the Venice airport to confirm what the Istanbul airport told us, they said (once again rudely) that they called me on my phone but did not answer (which I already told them that my phone did not have any service and to call my boyfriend's phone number). So to sum up: I will never be flying to Venice ever again."
Pros: "High quality in.Biz.Great selections of food but wine a little scarce"
Cons: "More wine"
Cons: "Turkish Air lot my suitcase. I will never travel with them again"
Pros: "The food was better than on the flight from LA. But wine was bad to say the least. Rest same as in the Flight from LA."
Cons: "The same as above and misguided by crew with regards to connecting flight. We had a bad time catching this connection. Even after disembarking the crew outside sent us on a wild goose chase. Airline representatives should be informed and helpful, which was not the case. Insufficient helping of food. Poor quality of wine and Vodka."
Cons: "boarding was messy at IST"
Cons: "Delhi International Airport: Unhelpful representatives at both: Baggage Claim and at Operations center."
Pros: "Polite crew, comfortable enough"
Cons: "Pack a meal and don’t rely on the airport at Istanbul for a grab and go meal beyond prepacked sandwiches. No options for lactose-free meals beyond the potato chips at the bar. In-flight food was awful- we had the no lactose meals."
Pros: "Earlier the dinner was served early in the flight and light breakfast before landing in a 5 hour flight. They are miser now as just serve one late dinner after 2 hours in flight."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and supportive, snack was good"
Cons: "Good was good, but not exellent.,entertainment was good, but need more latest movies. Overall, it's good flight, but not the top class"
Pros: "The route"
Cons: "No one gave me water even if I asked, nobody came to me to ask my problem"
Pros: "Turkish airlines have always been perfect for me. This was yet another fulfilling experience with the services, the food and other stuff being extremely satisfying."
Cons: "Must tell custom officials not to yell out "Lady come here". Boarding took way too long. Flifgt was delayed with no explanation or information."
Cons: "The service was very professional."
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff. Timely take of."
Cons: "Again, nowhere to sit for someone with an extremely painful back, while in line. No access to water or bathrooms once waiting to board."
Pros: "Friendly airlines and service was excellent."
Cons: "No anything"
Pros: "I hated it"
Cons: "I am a non veg guy and during serving the foood they said ...they don't have Non veg meal ..I have to eat Veg only ..what the hell is this .. For water also ..I had to ask 3 times then they gave me when I request fourth time...it was terribly bad experience and I hated this trip."
Pros: "Meals, friendliness and warmth of staff, restrooms were routinely maintained, movies."
Pros: "The long flight didn't even feel like one. The entire staff was very polite and also very professional."
Cons: "The service, the food, the flight quietness and it wasn't any major turbulence plus the pilot executed the smoothest landing ;)"
Pros: "Very nice service"
Pros: "Food was OK, sometimes good even."
Cons: "Terrible customer service"
Pros: "Decent food & entertainment but that doesn't change the fact that my flight didn't actually go to my destination, which is the purpose of booking a flight after all, no?"
Cons: "Rerouted us to Adana without warning. No help in rebooking flights. No instructions as to what we were supposed to do. Had to stand in several very long lines - incredibly disorganized. Lost an entire day of my trip."
Pros: "The variety of films on show was decent"
Cons: "The crew skipped our aisle whilst delivering the toiletry bags, some announcements were made purely in Turkish without regard to English passengers. The boarding gate from Istanbul was opened much later than the advertised times."
Pros: "When we arrived at the gate we were told they did not have us in the system and the one gate attendant told us that the airline did not like Kayak. We were then forced to stay in the airport hotel at a rate of almost $200.00 as we were unable to secure a flight on a different airline until the next day"
Pros: "they are good thank you very mush"
Cons: "Very very cramped"
Pros: "Very comfortable. The best flight i ever had."
Cons: "There was a problem with conecting the headphones. The chicken dish wasnt good."
Pros: "I love Turkish Airlines overall. Their bigger international airplanes have more leg room for a coach for longer flights. Crew were courteous and professional."
Cons: "15 hour stop over in Istanbul with the rudest, prejudiced airport staff ever!!!"
Pros: "The food and entertainment were great. The crew was good but..."
Cons: "...I could not feel the air conditioning at all where I was sitting in the back of the plane. I was literally sweating the entire flight. When I asked the flight attendants about it they muttered that they would take care of it and then never did. It was a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "The friendly atmosphere, and the choice of food and drink."
Cons: "Nothing was wrong"
Pros: "sevice, personnel"
Cons: "Always same food each time bad experience"
Pros: "I won't fly this airline e"
Cons: "Everything was substandard"
Cons: "You expect more from business class"
Pros: "Only cleanilyness inside the plane"
Cons: "Customer service at the checkin at the airport and also the service by the flight attendant inside the plane"
Cons: "The airplane broke from Abudabi to Delhi with 4 hrs delay."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "sea food"
Pros: "Quick boarding, minimum queues."
Cons: "Everything. What an absolute joke of an airline. 1) Flight attendant spilt a half a bottle of water on me and didn’t even apologise 2) Same tv shows and movies as 5 months ago. 3) no eye shades 4) entertainment turned off around 20-25 mins before landing and all headseats collected 5) staff"
Cons: "Rushed boarding at ccj"
Pros: "The flight entertainment system was fantastic."
Cons: "The flight had onboard wifi which was awesome to be able to be online during the flight but it did lack the level of service expected. Everything on the flight was fantastic except the wifi which kept dropping out"
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "Entertainment, comfort"
Pros: "Super easy"
Cons: "There wasn’t no Harry Potter films"
Pros: "Staff were nice"
Cons: "Seats didn’t work. Both seats couldn’t recline. Not nice on a 13hr flight! Gluten free meal was very average. Poor entertainment compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Flight was hot ac not working enough food was horrible."
Pros: "More legroom Crew was couteous"
Cons: "Poor quality food Old planes"
Pros: "The crew took care of their passengers' needs throughout the flight with plenty of food and drinks."
Cons: "My headphones or speaker did not work on my TV so I was unable to watch any movies. It was difficult to sleep as I was woken up to see if I wanted food or drink"
Pros: "Prompt departures and arrivals"
Cons: "Lack of leg space and the food"
Pros: "Fast track"
Pros: "Charging for devices at the seat, not too cramped."
Cons: "Out of DC, they weighed every carryon item both at check in and at the gate. I couldn’t fill my water bottle before boarding or I would have been overweight... I’ve never had an airline be so picky. And then they lost one of my bags - ironic given the precision about baggage weight."
Pros: "Food and entertainment library was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Pros: "Very good vegetarian option, the crew dealt with a difficult patron quite well."
Cons: "Since we boarded so early and the process was long, I was lulled into a false happiness that I had a row to myself that ended up being filled at the last second before the doors closed."
Pros: "Same as Above"
Cons: "Same as Above"
Pros: "Upgraded with miles for the long leg Melb to Abu Dhabi. Flat beds tight both length and width for me at 6ft 3inches. I slept fitfully for 7 hours. Food seemed better than my last experience of their business class."
Cons: "Seats still narrow and firm. Rather noisy, a 777, appreciated my Bose quiet comforts..."
Pros: "Excellent flight crew, remarkably comfortable seating—every aspect of the trip was above my expectations"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing"
Pros: "Everything was fine, but"
Cons: "Frigid temps on board The snacks were sad"
Pros: "MUTTON WAS EXCELLENT"
Cons: "SAME MOVIES BOTH FLIGHTS"
Pros: "correct temprature flight crew was good food was good"
Pros: "I liked the flight from abhudhabi to hyderabad"
Cons: "On board staff not responding not friendly"
Pros: "Decent plane Decent food Decent service"
Cons: "Abu Dhabi Airport Is The worst! Going through the transit area is hell. The wall of people extended out of the hall and up the stairs. Shear hell"
Cons: "Ground agent at Melbourne manager says "sorry, you can't carry your CPAP machine. When I said that there were no questions when I carried it from NY to Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi to Melbourne two weeks ago, he says that the policy was changed last week. Gave a hell of a bad time but finally allowed. These people don't know the policies and just harass customers."
Pros: "Cabin, boarding"
Cons: "Transit through Abu Dhabi is a pain"
Pros: "The whole ambiance and atmosphere"
Cons: "The length of the flight!!!"
Pros: "Both of our flight were very comfortable. They gave us pillows, blankets and great food even in economy."
Cons: "The second flight took off quite a bit late but we did make up some of the time"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "Staff was rude and food was horrible"
Pros: "Boarding process and entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was horrible. First of all, we didn't get what we had requested. On top of it, whatever they had provided was substandard. Especially whatever they had given as sandwich."
Pros: "The Crew was responsive and attentive."
Cons: "The On Boarding process, a bit too many checks on the weight of Carry ons (7Kg)and Laptop Bag (5Kg), which was a big inconvenience and I never experienced with any other airlines and believe me I have flown on virtually every airline. The food options were limited and the crew ran out of food choices (Veg) fast."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Plane late"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic Crew wss average in service"
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "Bad seats, bad legroom and very cramped isles"
Cons: "plane was an older model a bit noisy inside"
Pros: "Staff in airport was very helpful. Lounge was nice."
Cons: "I did get to airport a little early and found Etihad staff did not arrive until 6pm. Might be nice to have a person or two available for early arrivers like myself."
Pros: "Bussiness class was excellent."
Pros: "Crew comfort"
Cons: "my suitcase plastic zipper was opened by someone in the ground staff at IGI Delhi and a few items were stolen. something needs to be done about this because I am sure other passengers are losing a lot more"
Cons: "Our flight was more than an hour late causing my father and I to miss our connecting flight. They had tickets ready for us when we got off our first flight. With very little explanation we now had to wait 5 hours for the next flight which ruined all our plans for our arrival destination. On the next flight my father and I were no longer sitting together and the plane ran out of food. I was disappointed."
Cons: "No person travelling from New York received their luggage in New Delhi. After a frustrating wait in Abu Dhabi terminus for 24 hours to be subjected to another wait & search for luggage & eventually fill the displaced luggage forms was quite an ordeal. The only silver lining was that the luggage was eventually sent home after 72 hours. NEVER EVER RECOMMEND ETIHAD FOR TRAVELLING"
Cons: "1 piece of luggage was missing from flight EY218 on 18 June 2016. Wheel of one luggage was broken when the luggage was received at the belt after flight EY 218 landed at New Delhi"
Pros: "Great Headrest Neck Pillow Comfy Headphones Large Toilets"
Pros: "Staff were helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Some people stood near the bathrooms talking for a quite a long time and it might have been nice if the staff had asked them to sit down to keep the corridor clear and to keep the noise down. Overall this was not a big deal."
Pros: "Food entertainment comfort. Good"
Cons: "Baggage strictness for 100 grams in a luggage."
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