Air India,.

May 25th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 269
Air India,.

Amex has quoted me a good deal on a Business Fare from London to New York with Air India next week.

Have never flown Air India before, so would appreciate any feedbacks, good or bad.
OT is offline  
May 25th, 2005, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,530
I'm sure it will be okay on a reasonably short flight.

I vowed not to use them when several years ago there were reports of rats in the cabin, but I'm betting that was a one-time occurence that grew into an urban legend. Still...
Gardyloo is online now  
May 25th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,802
I didn't see any rats in the cabin, but rats would have been less objectionable to other issues. The food was the nastiest I've ever attempted to eat, even by airline standards. Nobody in my group got past the first bite. There were a lot of people on the plane who were not so well groomed, to put it nicely. Many of those people had already been travelling long distances, and the smell of BO was overpowering.

In fairness I should tell you this was a very long time ago, but still, I will not be a repeat customer.
P_M is offline  
May 26th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 204
If you do a search on Air India on this board and Asia, you will get a better idea of what you may be signing up for! I compare it to getting a root canal, some find it extremely painful, others dont, but at the end of the day, its not something pleasant and anything one looks forward to...Dont know about rats, but I did exprience roaches.
nks267 is offline  
May 26th, 2005, 03:32 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,291
The comments I have read said that many people on the plane are flying great distances and some will have a body odor.
wally34949 is offline  
May 26th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,885
AAFrequentFlyer is offline  
May 26th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 269
I was very uncertain about it, so thanks for the link, fascinating reading.

I'll stick to my original booking, Virgin Premium Economy and Economy on return. Hope to be able to get an upgrade to Upper Class using my points.

OT is offline  
May 30th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9,621
If all fairness the non-use of deodorant is a common practice in many areas of the world, not just among Indians. There was quite a whiff in the air for us after a flight to ORD from Barcelona via London.
jacketwatch is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Air Travel
Jan 7th, 2008 06:28 PM
Air Travel
Dec 17th, 2007 05:26 AM
Dec 10th, 2006 01:19 PM
Jun 16th, 2006 10:11 AM
Feb 6th, 2005 07:48 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:07 PM.