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Air India Flight 112  
User currently offlinePieTpaFlSun From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 106 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3050 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.


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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5075 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3026 times:



Quoting PieTpaFlSun (Thread starter):
how does the service measure up to western standards?

=  Yeah sure ... most of the top service providers are NOT in the "western" world. I recently flew AI and it worked for me. But of course, you are super conservative, stick to what you know.

Cheers,
A.



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2813 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'.

Cheers


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2785 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.


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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2739 times:



Quoting PieTpaFlSun (Thread starter):
Is this a dependable operation and how does the service measure up to western standards?

Dependable - probably not the best.

Service measure - far better than "western standards" on board, at par or worse on the ground.



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2737 times:



Quoting PieTpaFlSun (Thread starter):
Is this a dependable operation and how does the service measure up to western standards?

My experience on AI's EWR-CDG-DEL is that very seldom is on time, but no way it'll get delayed 48 hours.........



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User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

i took this flight a couple of years back on the 744. Flight was on time, service adequate and the food was excellent. If the tickets cheap go for it.


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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

I would prefer AI over any western carrier anyday, but then look at my username.

AI.


User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

After reading Abresolojos TR on his AI flight to DEL, i would pay AI for their quality of service on Y.

Now only if they offered service at IAD, that would put me on  cloudnine 

I think you should really go ahead and book yourself on the flight, you will not be disappointed.

Lately, all AI flights to NA are coming on time....i wonder how that happened??



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User currently offlineOURBOEING From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

With a brand new 773 on this route, you will be amazed.

Go ahead and have fun!!

OURBOEING


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3097 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2256 times:



Quoting Mk777 (Reply 8):
Lately, all AI flights to NA are coming on time....i wonder how that happened??

The Indian PM hasn't been traveling overseas, of late.... Big grin


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Current reviews seem good.
Not sure about Western standards,cause there are airlines out there on both extremes in terms of quality.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1944 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.


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