Monday, October 9, 2017

Best Airlines to Travel to USA from India - A Comparison

ankit jain
The USA is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and once in your lifetime, you would want to visit this place for sure.
I stay in India and have traveled multiple times to the USA for work. There are a lot of airlines that promise to provide the most comfortable in-flight experience during your travel from the USA to India and vice versa.




I have traveled with 4 airlines in the economy class and here are some tips and suggestions which might help you choose the best from the lot.
The airlines that will be compared are as below -:
1. Etihad Airlines
2. Emirates Airlines
3. Air India
4. Turkish Airlines

We will be comparing the airlines on below parameters -:
1. Entertainment
2. Food
3. Seating Comfort
4. Staff
5. Time
6. Money

Eithad

1. Entertainment
     
The in-flight Entertainment system has all the options that are provided in the world-class Airlines.
     GUI is classy and the navigation is easy. Few options are available for Bollywood movies.
     Hindi subtitles are not available.
     Rating – 4/5

2. Food
     Best Airline in terms of food. There is so much to eat that you would exhaust eating, but your taste
     buds would definitely thank you for the awesome treat. The taste and options are appreciable even
     in Veg.
     Rating – 4/5

3. Seating Comfort
     The seats are comfortable and provide satisfactory leg space though not sufficient.
     Rating – 3/5

4. Staff
     The Staff is smart and amiable. They can speak about 8-9 different languages.
     Rating – 4/5

5. Time
     Normally it takes around 21-22 hours to cover the entire distance which is bearable with one stop
     in Abu Dhabi. And the best part is the time at JFK airport gets saved as the immigration happens
    in Abu Dhabi itself.
    So an extra bonus point for that. Rating – 4/5

6. Money
    
Though it is not amongst the cheapest options available also is not a bomb on your pocket
.    You can get a roundtrip under $900 if booked a couple of months prior to the trip.
     Rating – 3.5/5


Emirates

1. Entertainment
     
The in-flight Entertainment system is the best among all the airlines.
     GUI is classy and the navigation is easy. A good number of options are available for Bollywood
     movies. Not quite sure of the Hindi subtitles.
     Rating – 4.5/5

2. Food
     Though not the best airline in terms of food but your tummy is satisfied with the offerings.
     The taste and options are satisfactory even for Veg.
     Rating – 3.5/5

3. Seating Comfort
     The seats are comfortable and provide good amount of leg space but still not sufficient.
     Rating – 3.5/5

4. Staff
     The Staff is the best among all the airlines. They can speak about 12 different languages.
     Really wow..!!
     Rating – 4.5/5

5. Time
     Normally it takes around 21-22 hours to cover the entire distance which is bearable with one stop
     in Dubai. Though there is not immigration clearance facility at Dubai making it 24+ hours
     including the immigration wait time.
     So it gets the lowest rating among all. Rating – 3/5

6. Money
    
Though normally this flight is reasonable but sometimes the fare can climb the ladder so it is
      wise to book your seats a good 2-3 months before.
     Rating – 3.5/5


Air India

1. Entertainment
     
The in-flight Entertainment system stands at the last position among all the airlines.
     GUI looks obsolete and the touch is not impressive. Navigation is ok. Hindi subtitles are available
     Rating – 3/5

2. Food
     So if you are an Indian you will love the food served on this flight. As it takes the least amount
     of time among all the airlines, the options are comparatively less but sufficient.
     Rating – 4/5

3. Seating Comfort
     The seats are comfortable and provide sufficient amount of leg space. I will rank it the best in this
      category
     Rating – 4/5

4. Staff
     In this category the airline ranks the lowest among all. The staff is elderly, especially the
     stewardesses, who sometimes gets rude while handling the young guns.
     Rating – 3/5

5. Time
     You can save a lot of time here as it takes the least amount of time and is a non-stop flight.
     Normally it takes around 15-16 hours. Definitely gets the highest ranking here. Rating – 4.5/5

6. Money
    
You need to shell some extra bucks for booking this flight though you can get lucky sometimes.
     Rating – 3/5

Turkish Airlines

1. Entertainment
     The in-flight Entertainment system stands parallel to what the best airlines in the world offers.
     GUI looks elegant and navigation is smooth. Headphones are chic and stylish, the best in the
     business. Hindi subtitles are not available nor Bollywood movies.

     Rating – 4/5

2. Food
     So if you are looking for good food, this flight is not for you as 50% of their dishes comprises of
     mashed potatoes. It also lacks in variety and taste.
     Definitely the lowest rating among all. Rating – 3/5

3. Seating Comfort
     The seats are comfortable and provide ample amount of leg space though not sufficient.
     Rating – 3/5

4. Staff
     The staff is smart and amiable. They speak only 4-5 languages which is something they need to
     work upon.
     Rating – 3.5/5

5. Time
     It takes the least amount of time after Air India so definitely a good choice when you are bidding
     on time as the factor. Rating – 4/5

6. Money
    
It is mostly the cheapest flight among all so best for your budget.
     Rating – 4/5


Transit Visa is not required for the layover country in any of the airlines.


Here is a comparative matrix in terms of rating -:

Airline
Entertainment
Food
Seating Comfort
Staff
Time
Money
Etihad
4
4
3
4
4
3.5
Emirates
4.5
3.5
3.5
4.5
3
3.5
Air India
3
4
4
3
4.5
3
Turkish
4
3
3.5
3.5
4
4


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