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Average price (return flight)

£511(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£406or less

Good deal one-way

£286or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight from Chennai to Manchester? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £286 or less one-way and £406 or less round-trip.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December, and January. The cheapest month to fly from Manchester to Chennai is October.
  • Morning departure is around 47% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Manchester to Chennai

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 11,090 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "No comments"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew is very slow in serving and removing spiked plates. Food menu is very limited and not even asking for Tea or coffee, very poor service, feedback alone they ask verbally and thank to be positive. Late boarding not proper announcements"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "We were told to board, but then kept in another area close on 1 hour before we could get on the plane and this area had no bathroom facilities. The spread of seating on the plane made no sense with many open seats but also many squashed rows of people. The crew was visibly tired and irritated, they also ran out of a few catering items. It seemed as if last minute, a few different flights were combined into this one which lowered the quality."

Pros: "Crew was fine, polite and helpful. Seat was not so comfortable as i am tall (no leg room)"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Staff were polite and helpful."
Cons: "Food was okay, seats were less so. Not enough leg room."

Pros: "The entertainment was good."
Cons: "The food, while it tasted good, made me a little sick because it’s pretty unhealthy. I am vegan and would have like lower calorie option meals. I tried to find an option on the app to order special meals, but couldn’t. It would be good if Qatar made it easy to order special meals on their app."

Pros: "The flight attendants were outstanding. Anticipated requests, were readily available and attentive without hovering over you. QSuite was superb. Food was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was fantastic."

Pros: "Plenty legroom with Qatar. Food good."
Cons: "Everything good as usual"

Pros: "This was my first experience with Qatar & it was outstanding. Crew members are extremely courteous & helpful. The aircraft seats in economy class were roomy & comfortable. Bathrooms were kept clean throughout the long flight. Food was very good as was the selection of flight entertainment. Can't thi"

Pros: "Regular A330 was substituted for a 787 dreamliner."

Pros: "As efficient as ever"

Pros: "On line flight experience"
Cons: "The food has to improve especially they have to provide fresh food"

Pros: "Excellent service with attention to detail"
Cons: "lay-flat seats fairly uncomfortable in the lay-flat position (does not compare to the Q Suite used on newer aircraft) Entertainment system a bit dated, but decent selection"

Cons: "At Mumbai airport, during check-in I was told that my carry on bag plus personal item together should weigh not more than 7kgs!! I have never had any airline actually weigh my personal item (laptop backpack) before this journey. Eventually I ended up stuffing my check-in bags with everything I was carrying in my carry on bag before I was allowed to check in. The weird thing is, I was never told about this rule on my journey from the US to India."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "I was made to gate check my hand luggage."

Pros: "The entertainment was reasonable, I enjoyed the festive choices."
Cons: "Screaming babies, obese people sat next to me, water rationing, not a pleasant experience. Arrived sleep deprived and dehydrated. I have much better experiencs on a visit to Australia - this was my third time this year!"

Cons: "Took long time to provide food & water."

Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy"
Cons: "Plane a330-300 was little older and outdated in terms of entertainment system , but since this is short journey hence i dont mind"

Pros: "Attention to detail. Very professional."

Pros: "I got free internet on this flight: sponsored by Ooredoo. You can get 8MB for free! Breakfast was good quantity"
Cons: "Entertainment Oryx One, lunch quantity aswell. FPML had one tray, VJML and AVML had the same packed wrap."

Pros: "Q-suits. Very comfortable and private. Great upgrade to the 777. WiFi now available for very reasonable price"
Cons: "Bus transfer to Termial 5 is VERY poorly organized and takes over an hour. This makes it harder to get to Terminal 5 even if you don't have to clear security again. Seats had a bar under the padding at about the position of my hips. Uncomfortable to sleep for several hours"

Pros: "Excellent flight attendant service. Some of the best airline food in the world."

Cons: "I didn't like that my original return flight selection was changed one month after confirming. The new flight details which were automatically chosen for me had me coming back home a full day later. This forced me to have to select a new return flight with an 8 hour layover."

Pros: "Like before,Awesome experience provided by inflight crew, who attended to all your needs for this 4 hour long flight Made us feel really at home!"

Pros: "Ended up having spare seats beside me. Planes were new and in great condition. Staff were very good."

Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."

Pros: "Stewards and Air hostess were great. The food was served well. The flight was kept clean and had a great entertainment system. Overall it was a great experience."

Pros: "5 star service"
Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "From boarding to landing, I had a great flight. Flight was from NYC to Jakarta via Doha. Flight on a b777 to Jakarta and b787 to Jakarta. Plane had plenty of legroom and nicely designed entertainment system. Service was world class. About every hour or so, a crew member would ask if we wanted drinks. Food was great, had 3 choices of entrees for each meal."

Pros: "QR528 landed in Chennai at 01.50 hrs IST on time was out of plane in 10 mins and then the endless wait for my baggage after immigration check, being a Indian citizen no issues but was able to collect my baggage at 3.02 hrs Doha - Chn flying time 3.50hrs, baggage collection 50 mins, its bizzare & absurd"

Cons: "One restroom was out of service"

Pros: "Food was better. Seating was comfortable."

Pros: "All of it was great!"

Pros: "The cabin crew, the cabin crew, the cabin crew. Enough said. They are thoroughly trained and exhibited unparalleled professionalism"
Cons: "Ground/baggage handling in ATL. Bags took 40-50 minutes to show up on carousel. The ground staff at ATL dropped the ball when everything else was going so smoothly"

Pros: "Very nice. Everything was great."

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: "Leg room was relatively better than the Doha to Atlanta leg."
Cons: "No goodie bags this time"

Cons: "Not one of their newest planes."

Pros: "just enough time in Doha between flights. Not too long not too short!"
Cons: "Asian vegetarian food can be of better quality."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "On time. food were good in general."
Cons: "Complimentary hotel for 10 hours layover is needed whether or not if it's an economic passenger. Air stewardess can improve basic English pronounciation of English is her / his second language."

Pros: "Nice crews"
Cons: "No headsets to hear movies"

Pros: "The usual customer care, from checking in to leaving the plane, second to none. Food choice and quality excellent."
Cons: "The new diagonal seats are good, except when trying to put my feet up. The raised foot area is very cramped, and for me sleeping wasn't possible. I left my feet on the floor."

Pros: "this was very different nice service, crews with courtesy and ready to listen to any problem.Pauline."

Pros: "Flawless boarding, service, food."
Cons: "We arrived 2 hours and 40 minutes late due to technical issues with the aeroplane. We were kept informed and we arrived safely, so this is a nibir complaint."

Pros: "Crew Service"
Cons: "If a customer has not ordered Vegeterian / Special meal earlier, the crew doesn't carry any extra meal."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Entertainment. Not all films have subtitle"

Pros: "Leg room. Free booze. Personalized attention"
Cons: "The thought of flying American carriers afterwards"

Pros: "The staff was good and food as well had a great trip"

Pros: "Check in was okay."
Cons: "We thought that the food was not up to Emirates standard as we have previously flown with them before. Disappointing really."

Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Took 2 hours from take off until i had a crew member ask what i wanted to eat/drink"

Pros: "I had a great time. The best part was that my luggage reached on time!! Thank you!"

Cons: "I carried the same exact baggage from my SFO-DXB flight into DXB-MAA flight but was still charged excess baggage. Even after being asked to checkin my luggage I found that I could carry it in and there was more than enough space to accomodate everyone."

Pros: "Overall flight quality"
Cons: "Free wifi time can be increased to at least an hour and Food quality can be better"

Pros: "Seating and entertainment was very good."
Cons: "Hindu Non vegetarian meals could have been better"

Pros: "Flight cancelled with extremely poor service from Emirates."

Pros: "Interior of plane was very comfortable and entertainment options were excellent."
Cons: "Slow to serve food and drink. We had to wait 2 hours before being offered anything."

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "I liked everything! Excellent service. Great food, entertainment, and flight. Nothing went wrong. Thank you!"

Pros: "Crew were helpful when man sitting in front reclined his seat & knocked a full glass of orange all over my legs & seat."
Cons: "Couldn't get boarding passes for all three flights when I checked in. Screaming kids."

Cons: "It was too cold"

Cons: "The cabin crew seemed to be too overwhelmed by their responsibilities and were rude at times."

Pros: "Excellent. All the staff were great and helpful."
Cons: "I forgot to ask them to put to add my quantas points for the flight home and an worries I can’t noe but need to try and do that tomorrow. There was no where to add them when I booked the flights."

Cons: "Water leaking into 52 and 53. Wet socks"

Pros: "Seats were comfy and as expected perfect seat 79k"
Cons: "Stewards took a while to respond to the buzzer yet I was sat by the quarters Also food wasn’t offered the choice as they had ran out"

Cons: "Good job!!"

Cons: "They changed my pre reserved seat without telling me and I was by the bathroom. Super uncomfortable the entire flight."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very poor service overall"

Pros: "Comfortable, great food"

Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Boarding in Dubai was not according to zones and it was crowded"

Pros: "Good serevice"
Cons: "Chettinad fish curry is good"

Cons: "Not able to select seats during online checkin free of cost."

Pros: "one of the best flights I have had going to zanzibar"

Pros: "Excellent service by staff.Food is superb. Overall happy experience."

Cons: "Didn't leave the UK, volcano"

Pros: "Nice travel from Dallas to Dubai and I am happy."

Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "Some customers were allowed to drink to excess. Staff lacked the discipline to say no. Cabin staff showed clear bias to some customers. They chose to chat with passengers and neglected their duties. Little clusters of drinkers gathered in non seat areas away from their seats causing noise. Staff did not challenge this. Female staff too busy giggling with drunk men"

Pros: "Got a promotional upgrade and was incredibly impressed ! Flying will never be the same !"
Cons: "The fact that my next flight is going to be economy"

Pros: "No wonder Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world!"

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "Flying with Swiss Air instead"
Cons: "Our connecting flight coming in from Crete was delayed and we arrived in Athens too late to make our flight home. The Emirates service desk offered no help in getting us on the next flight home. They were booked full the following day with the exception of business class seats and were going to charge us an additional $4000 which included $600 each for being a no show. They refused to waive any fees so it was drastically cheaper to fly home with another airline. I am most disappointed in their lack of effort to assist us in getting home and they really showed no concern. I will never fly this airline again."

Cons: "During initial boarding at IAD our carry on baggage was ok. But boarding at Dubai there was carry-on baggage weight check and we had to pay additional $200. And then our baggage was then checked in. Seemed to be totally unethical."

Pros: "Food and entertainment and punctuality"
Cons: "Quite a long wait to disembark"

Cons: "Flight was 15 hours long. Vegetarian food is not provided. We were unable to select food options online before boarding."

Pros: "Movie options were good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre, service was poor crew took 20 mins to answer the request, our food was served very late, no legroom, no good snack refreshment options"

Pros: "The reception at Dubai and delivery to the hotel. Friendly crew. Toilet regularly cleaned"
Cons: "Short on instruction on using the entertainment module. Having to repeatedly ask for water because it only came in small half glasses each time"

Cons: "Seat selection is paid."

Pros: "Crew and the upgraded entertainment system. Especially, the nee touch screen and 3.5 mm support in the headphone jack."

Cons: "."

Pros: "Facilities and Crewe in business class were great"
Cons: "The food was not great. The pheasant was hard and dry and my mums gluten free meals where not very appetising"

Cons: "I have to cancel on the counter because me and fianse donor have visa"

Pros: "crew"
Cons: "crappy entertainment screens food was a bit blah (stale bread products, slimy fruit)"

Pros: "Boarding procedure kept changing from flight to flight,keeping one guessing....Food(Asian Vegetarian was so so...served at random...."
Cons: "Luggage came on time."

Pros: "Food was amazing crew was too helpful nice DDF overall flight was good will travel again"
Cons: "We kept a option for wheel chair but no one turned up that was disappointing."

Pros: "Enjoyed the flight and would rate the overall experience 4+. The only negative is the unduly long time for the luggage to reach the belt. You may like to look into this. Thanks."

Pros: "Great food and entertainment options on this flight. I appreciated that the flight crew asked all passengers to close the window drapes so we could all sleep. The chairs in economy seem to lay back further than other airlines which made it more comfortable."
Cons: "I would like to be upgraded to first class. :)"

Cons: "The fact that I can only carry 30 kg and also that it is very expensive to add extra luggage."

Pros: "Too cramped -there was no order while boarding -seats were less spacious -Film was of poor quality and i had to switch off -the buttons were less user friendly"

Cons: "Was not able to get preferred choice of meal due to insufficient availability."

Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "The chair is crazy small and tide was really not comfortable at all . I wish they could make it a little bit bigger"

Cons: "Missing a bag , longer wait time at Abu Dhabi"

Pros: "Reasonable comfortable"
Cons: "Wider seating would be great"

Cons: "Food choice for vegetarian meal was horrible."

Pros: "The cabin crew were excellent"
Cons: "Smaller que in Abu Dhabi at security"

Pros: "It got me from a to b"
Cons: "I'm just not going to go with Etihad in the future."

Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "Entertainment, comfort"

Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Service could have been better"

Pros: "Seats near me were empty"
Cons: "There was no vegetarian food. This is a big thing. The stewardess walked past me although I was waiting to buy from duty-free."

Pros: "Only process of boarding."
Cons: "Everything else was not close to other comparative airlines. Food was horrible. Just FYI, cottage cheese is not the only food for Asian vegetarians. There actually are many other options. Not enough options for entertainment. The seats for economy class were way too crammed. With the growth in technology, it would be helpful to have a USB port to charge. ELL phones."

Pros: "Only process of boarding."
Cons: "Everything else was not close to other comparative airlines. Food was horrible. Just FYI, cottage cheese is not the only food for Asian vegetarians. There actually are many other options. Not enough options for entertainment."

Pros: "Flight cancelled"

Pros: "Could not fault anything... great boarding. Service, food and flightsnothing...."
Cons: "Nothing..... the staff could not be more helpful if they tried"

Cons: "Warm beer"

Pros: "Food was excellent."
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "Business class seating"
Cons: "Bathrooms covered in urine No offer of wake up call for breakfast by staff"

Pros: "Great cabin staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable. Entertainment was unwatchable. In physical pain from poor seating."

Pros: "I reached safe and the flight was smooth with minimal turbulence. I did not interact much with the crew but they did their job as usual."
Cons: "The food was not good. I had ordered low calorie and I got uncooked chicken and uncooked vegetables"

Cons: "Small seats-space limited."

Pros: "Leaving the aircraft."
Cons: "As far as I'm concerned, this is the worst airline I've ever flown. We got stuck with $350 in baggage fees, because a clause stating that we were not allowed a check-in bag was buried in the fine print for our ticket purchase. The website was not working prior to our return flight, and if it had worked, we would have been able to get at least a discount on this outrageous fee. But , despite this, (we took a screenshot) the counter staff in Abu Dhabi would not give us the discount. A baggage fee for $350 dollars for one bag? There is word for this. Thievery."

Pros: "The Airbus A321 flight was much more comfortable than the 1st leg. The service again was good"
Cons: "There wasn't anything not to like."

Pros: "The service onboard was great, the crew were attentive and looked after the passengers."
Cons: "The Boeing plane had very restrictive movement while seated. It was especially difficult when eating on the plane you could not cut your food due to the space restriction with fellow passengers."

Cons: "The restrooms were not clean and stinky."

Pros: "The flight crew were both considerate and kind."
Cons: "I disliked nothing."

Cons: "only one meal served on flight Manchester to Dubai, had to ask many times to get drinks."

Cons: "Crew was not as attentive as Emirates Airlines."

Pros: "Entertainment good variety."
Cons: "Poor service this time. Been with Etihad many times, always been 1st class service. This time was poor. Came round once with food and drinks, followed by coffee later...not the usual standard."

Pros: "The staff was very friendly and the food was very good"
Cons: "The seats were very crammed"

Cons: "Bad food"

Pros: "The head flight attendant went the extra mile to ensure we got aisle seats together after our seats had been changed since we checked in. Very happy that she went the extra mile to pull it off. Movies and food were very good."
Cons: "We didn't like that our confirmed aisle seat had been switched since we checked in and were confirmed. It was uncomfortable for a while trying to solve this with the ground staff, but they put the message through and I mentioned it again and it was resolved in the end."

Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Crew was a bit harsh."

Pros: "All aspects"

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "overall service was good."
Cons: "as an American, with LAX as my home airport, it was unfortunate that we were not told of where our baggage claim was. We arrived in the International terminal, however, our bags arrived in terminal 4 (American). I feel for the foreign traveler in this instance. A quick update to travelers before disembarking of the plane as to the location of where their luggage would be found would be nice."

Cons: "long flight and no food because of short supply like they said to us"

Pros: "I managed to find a MUCH cheaper deal through Kayak, cheaper than directly through the airline (£200 cheaper in fact!), which was a great start to the trip. I was emailed a confirmation that my booking had been accepted through the airline within minutes, and it was easy to workout how to check myself in. Then I had zero hassles on the flights, so I'm really pleased with the service. I was even lucky enough to have a whole row to myself on both of my flights from England to Australia, which on a +24hr flight can be an absolute godsend. Staff were all friendly even encouraging us to move to alternate seats given there was sufficient space. The air crafts were tidy and it was easy transitioning from each connecting flight. Absolutely no hassle at all."
Cons: "The only points were that the inflight entertainment from Manchester to Abu Dhabi was a tiny step below standard but great choice in terms of films to watch, my second flight was on an A380 so there was an obvious difference in design standard between the 2 planes making the first flight less desirable, and the food was OK at best. On one of my flights I didn't eat the heated meal, any sides and only ate some of the dessert given the flavour was quite poor. An airline could do to raise the taste bar standard."

Cons: "not a choice of Indian movies;"

Cons: "Food wasn't great. Business class seats didn't stretch."

Pros: "I never ever going choose and recommend any one for the airline"

Pros: "Crew, were the best I've had on Etihad flights. The (only) male flight attendant in Business Class went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble."
Cons: "Old seats, massage function not great, poor storage solutions and small toilets."

Pros: "Staffs are nice"
Cons: "Entertainment system was broken. I had to pay extra cost for emergency price for a bereavement."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "No comments"

Cons: "Nothing much of dislike"

Pros: "Service and food, comfy seats!"
Cons: "Being charged £94 each suitcase for excess baggage from Manchester! Our bags weighed in at 29k and 31k and was told it was a maximum weight of 23k! However when we left Brisbane our bags weighed the same and nothing mentioned to us! How can this happen? Same airline company different rules depending which country you depart? Very very angry with Etihad."

Pros: "First time on Etihad. Would definitely fly them again if possible"

Cons: "movie selection poor."

Pros: "I am vegan and I got 3 out of 4 vegan meals. The food was good."
Cons: "The seats did not recline well. The crew was somewhat less communicative/engaging and one crew member was very military like."

Cons: "non-terminal gate (bus ride) boarding;"

Cons: "Cabin luggage with sensitive/delicate items were forced to be checked in for 2nd leg of the journey. Cabin luggage upon retrieval at destination was scratched/dirty and one glass item inside was broken. Recommend Etihad provides complimentary luggage wrapping to prevent such issues. Additionally, crew was unable to manage noisy kids, and a request for ear plugs was ignored. Recommend Etihad provide affected travelers with ear plugs to manage the noise, and that the crew undergo training to better manage problematic parents w/kids."

Pros: "Nothing specific..."
Cons: "I know this sector is can be tough on the crew... But got a very routine service with not much eye contact... For my coffee was given one sugar/creamer... Before I could ask for another the steward moved away... Didnt bother to check if I am fine...., Also, they ran out of water around landing time :( Entertainment was not available until after 10 or 15 mins take off and cut 10 mins before landing... Felt like second class..."

"Its really good trip"

"Due to the death of my uncle I was unable to take this flight. I called AA repeatedly for 4 hours to tell them I was unable to take flight. I was placed on hold and told I would be called by an agent. By the time the agent from American Airlines called it was 3 min before the flight was due to take off. The agent told me they could not help me and that I needed to contact Kayak regarding booking. I did this straight away but the Kayak agent could not get ahold of AA prior to the flight departing and my entire reservation was cancelled which cancelled my return journey ticket home from London to Los Angeles. The ticket cost $2400 and I tried for 17 days to remedy this issue with kayak."

Pros: "Flight took off on time. Boarding was organized."
Cons: "Cabin was cramped. Food quality was so so."

Pros: "Delicious inflight meal and outstanding service!"
Cons: "Please keep up the same standards"

Pros: "Crew was courteous and friendly."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No ability to secure seats online despite Aer Lingus stating on line that you can choose seats up to 72 hours prior to the fight. Terrible customer service cramped planes food not great! 72"

Pros: "Good legroom, comfortable seat and great entertainment to keep me occupied for the 10 plus hours."
Cons: "Security at Heathrow -slow!!!"

Pros: "they got me to LA"
Cons: "food and drink not served for 2 h ours / flight delayed 1hr 45 mins, no choice of meal it was a take it or leave it offer, ice lolly served 2 hours after food and horrid snack before landing - on a 10.5 hour flight not good enough, I will consider another airline next time I go. 3 trips a yr"

Cons: "Once again BA lost my luggage from my connecting flight. Twice in a week and a half."

Pros: "Good crew; no more or less better seating than other airlines we have used to the UK."

Cons: "I didnt like the fact that we had to pay for a cup of tea. Surely that should be complimentary."

Cons: "My mother needed assistance with the disable wheelchair and was given one but the staff that was meant to wheel her into the flight abandoned her and she almost missed her flight."

Cons: "Inept staff throughout at Heathrow. Sat on the plane for half an hour while they located someone ‘qualified to open the door’."

Pros: "Champagne and hot face clothes to greet us. Perks of Economy premium were lovely"
Cons: "Quality of movies was not A.+"

Pros: "Nothinh"
Cons: "Flight delayed an hour from NICE and connection at Manchester was badly handled by BA and missed connection. With no refund or hotel or alternate flight offered. Total failure. Am now stuck. And very upset"

Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Arrived pm from manchester stayed in hotel at heathrow to fly out following day to Basel at 8am. BA would not check bag all way through. Seems they only do this at Gatwick. Poor service from Heathrow/BA"

Pros: "Short flight"

Cons: "Entertainment system is very old and the flight is also very old."

Pros: "Comfortable and clean flight, only 35 minutes."

Pros: "The Business Class accommodations and staff were excellent. The boarding process was on-time and painless and made a very long trip enjoyable. Despite my poor experience checking luggage, see the dislike comments, there were two employees who did go out of their way at the end of my poor check-in experience to help me. I did not get their names, but their good service was greatly appreciated. The plane crews were also awesome!"
Cons: "1.Outdated website information: I have a small travel guitar that fits in the overhead bins and I always take it with me when I travel, with no issues. It counts as my overhead carry-on. I checked the British Airways website prior to leaving the U.S. and it said small instruments were okay. I was able to board from San Jose, USA, with no issues. However, I was told at Heathrow that no stringed instruments were allowed at all, under no circumstances, ever, no matter the size, even Business Class, even First Class, even if other airports were not enforcing the rules. The rules that ARE NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE 2. Poor customer service: Due to the above, at Heathrow airport, I had mixed signals everywhere and had to check-in THREE times, twice to oversize, I was sent back and forth all over the place, finally having to go all the way through the airport to pay to have my item boxed. Most of the folks along the way were extremely unpleasant and rude and acted as if it was the craziest thing in the world that I would have a carry-on travel guitar. TRAVEL guitar, small, not full size, not needing any special treatment. Most of the agents, who knew I was struggling with this, did not help me, for example, I had to wait in line all over again, twice! There was one woman that tried to help me and put me to the front of the line on one occasion and the last agent was helpful as well. I did not get any names, which I should have, because at the end, I FINALLY had those two staff members who helped me (see liked comments). I still had to check my box, but the final agent really went out of her way to make me feel better about the experience because she could see that I was given the runaround. But the folks at Oversize and the pre-Security line, were absolutely horrible and rude. No excuse for it at all. None."

Cons: "Some movies wouldn't run"

Pros: "New plane. Good leg room. Good service overall."

Pros: "The flight was able to board early and arrive early. Very friendly service, enjoyable flight."

Pros: "As a British citizen living in the US, I have always rated the quality of the service BA has given"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from Manchester to Heathrow by 30mins. OK understandable. On arrival to Heathrow we sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half as apparently there was not enough staff to connect the plane to the gate.The computers to tell us where our connecting flights were down so they could not tell us which gate to go to. When we finally disembarked, I was not allowed to my gate despite it being in the same terminal and having 40 mins to go.I was directed to a BA desk to get another flight. After 15mins waiting here the staff were rude and announced they would be closing. I finally was directed to departures to be told the only option was the same time tomorrow."

Pros: "The website would not allow me to enter my passport details as I have PR status. As a result I could not select a seat of choice. it would be much better if PR details could be added when passport info is not accepted. The flight was fine"

Pros: "The crew was very considerate of the fact that we couldn’t order special meal, but quite willingly offered as food which is totally the opposite of our the previous flight"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "- bad airplane - cramped - bad food and not even available on all legs"

Cons: "Never got on the flight. the delay in the previous flight did not allow me to board this one."

Pros: "I was traveling by British airways flight BA271 on 13 December 2017. The plane is old but comfortable. I was looking for USB pots I can't find it. Helpful crew and flight comfortable and landing was perfect. British always need to improve. Thanks"
Cons: "Flight was too long to reach Las Vegas"

Pros: "Attention"

Pros: "This flight did not get me to my Austin flight"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "My flight from Manchester was delayed so I missed my direct flight to bahrain and change of flight to deferent distantion other than my original and arrived to Bahrain next day"

Pros: "Flight on time, good crew."
Cons: "Legroom in Club Europe is poor, seating in the front rows should not have been densified so much."

Pros: "This short flight had no food. I guess that is acceptable"
Cons: "I was hungry but there was nothing to eat"

Pros: "The flight was on time. The wheelchair I had ordered was also on time and handled well. There was a wheelchair waiting for me when I got off the plane and someone helped with our luggage."
Cons: "I paid two pounds for a cup of tea that was not very hot. I couldn't use money and as my credit and debit cards were visa, the machine would not accept them. I think that giving your customers a.free drink would not break the company!"

Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Smooth boarding and on time on both flights. Food was decent."
Cons: "(1) Some in-flight entertainment issues which meant it wasn't working for about 30minites. (2) I know the crew have a hard job and have many difficult passengers to deal with. Even so I do find there's a bit too much "attitude" shown by some members of staff. On my flight to London, a mother with a young child wanted hot water and the staff (middle aged British male) was trying to tell her repeatedly she should say "please" when she asks. She was asking politely so this behaviour was rather poor in my view."

Pros: "OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS MADE DIFFICULT AT BEST"
Cons: "INITIAL FLIGHT TO LONDON CANCELLED ONLY HOURS BEFORE FLIGHT...MANCHESTER FLIGHT WAS LATE TO HEATHROW WAS LATE,THEREFORE MISSED FLIGHT TO L.A. AND HAD TO STAY IN LONDON...LASTLY,I HAD UPGRADED MY SEATS TO MAKE MAKES WIFE'S FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP COMFORTABLE....WE WERE SEATED IN BACK OF PLANE...WILL REQUEST MY SEAT MONEY FOR ROUND TRIP BACK..."

Cons: "No seats in gate area. Had to line up in the hall. Manchester terminal 3 is a dump."

Pros: "Pleasant efficient staff. Flight on time"

Pros: "I liked the demeanor of the crew that I interacted with and I appreciated the updates from the pilot since we were delayed into London and I had a quick connection."
Cons: "The breakfast option ran out by the time the crew got to me in the middle of the plane. The delay was nerve-wracking with the very close connection to my international flight."

Pros: "nothing the plane got delayed four times with no warning and then got cancelled when we all got lined up at the gate for the plane (we stood in line for 15 MINUTES BEFORE ANYONE TOLD US SHIT)"
Cons: "I didn't like that the plane got cancelled after hours of sitting in the airport, I didn't like the lack of communication between British airways staff and (would be) passengers, I didn't like that it would've taken me literally three hours to speak to a representative, and I am going to get a refund. I ended up taking an 80 pound train to London that took two and a half hours, and I expect the airway to pay for that too. This was bullshit and I hate this shirt air line."

Cons: "The plane was all ready to go, but it had no fuel. We were delayed by 30+ minutes while they found someone to fuel it up, and then it took forever to take off. I almost missed my connection in Heathrow and my bad didn't make it!"

Pros: "No delays, good quality seating and service"
Cons: "The change to a packet of crisps or nuts instead of a snack."

Pros: "Nothing to say"
Cons: "Too many Delays Very bad wheelchair service at Heathrow Airport Delayed Baggage Bad food options at American Airlines Flight"

Pros: "Once we took off, all went very well!"
Cons: "Disappointed that paperwork issues caused a 2hr delay. the captain kept assuring a take off in "10mins" again and again which got rather annoying after a while!"

Pros: "Boarding at Heathrow is crazy lacks discipline"
Cons: "Boarding and grumpy staff"

Pros: "Much more comfortable and leg space than the 747-400 long distance flight!"
Cons: "Manchester Airport waiting area."

Pros: "Loved the BA flight over to UK, comfort, Diabetic food, movie, crew. Very nice"
Cons: "I wasn't happy with flight back to US Not liking American Airlines , food and sad with not a choice of movie. No monitors in seat in front."

Cons: "No in flight entertainment on cross Atlantic is so 2005!"

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