PieTpaFlSun From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 106 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
I'm preparing to book Air India flight 112 JFK to LHR to arrive two days early for a westbound transatlantic cruise on the Queen Mary 2 out of Southampton,to NY. I would appreciate any help or advice, i'm permitting 2 days lead time before our cruise departs. Is this a dependable operation and how does the service measure up to western standards? The flight is operated with a Boeing 777 and Flightaware shows that it does operate basically as scheduled. The price is 1/3 of all other carriers on this route. It sure sounds exciting to cross the Atlantic on Air India.
BigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
If you want western standards, go by a western carrier. AI's service would generally be better on their 77W or 77L flights. And like Abrelosojos said, some of the best service in the world come from the likes of SQ, CX, QR etc none of whom are 'western'.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2993 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
Western Standards also differ - there are American standards which well... the less said the better and European standards. AI's flights to America on the new 777's are up to top Asian standards which are better than both American and European standards.
TimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
Timings are generally ok on the flights BOM/DEL/LHR/JFK - suppose may be delayed slightly but no worse than many flights IN/OUT LHR.
I recently visited India and flew Kingfisher and Jet both of which were excellent. However, the flights were delayed as were the VS flights IN/OUT DEL. However, allowing 48 hours leeway is more that adequate.
Jet Airways is ranked amongst the best airlines in the world now and I was very impressed with Kingfisher.