Welcome, Guest | My Profile | Tracker Home |
Experiences - Airlines/Airports     All experiences

Disclaimer: Please note that the views presented below are from individual visitors to our website and we do not endorse them in any way and you should interpret them at entirely your own risk as we are not liable or responsible in any manner for you using any of the information presented below. Your individual experiences may vary and you should not take any decision solely based on the views posted here by the visitors to our website.

   Add your experience

1

ardi     03/26/2013 13:49 PM
 


test

test

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Connie- ()     09/24/2011 16:32 PM
 


I posed on their Facebook and was remove immediately:Don't waste your time with this airline. They will cancel your flight days before your trip or possibly while you are on your trip and you will need to find a way home. You may have a 12 hour delay and be routed to a few different cities first that are not listed on your itinerary. Perhaps they just suddenly won't be flying there anymore. While they have known they weren’t flying that route anymore they just forgot to let you know. Their mechanical problems never end...SCARY. Then you will get, sorry tough luck, we can’t do anything about your prepaid condo arrangements, nor the cancellation fee, or the purchasing of tickets on a reputable carrier, and by-the-way the price is has more than doubled now for no advance purchase requirements have been met. Very greedy airline and who ever directs them needs to be FIRED. You will be lucky if you ever see your refund for they will stall and stall and give excuse after excuse and somehow blame you for their tricks. Cheap gets Cheap! RUN RUN RUN…..safetly and quality is worth paying for and you will end up paying more as a result of trying to purchase inexpensive... AVOID THEM FOR THEY ARE THE PLAGUE.

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
sheetalSuresh- ()     06/29/2011 10:46 AM
 


Hello Friend,

My Parents are traveling from Mumbai to New-york by emirates airline on August 6th 2011.10.30 pm. If someone is traveling on that date with same airline and same destination kindly send your contact details. I just want to give company to my parents because they are coming first time to USA. and they can speak Marathi or Hindi .Please , I am very much thankful and greatful to that person.

Thank you so much.

Sheetal

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
SheetalSuresh- ()     06/29/2011 10:40 AM
 


Hello Friends

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Srini Krishna- ()     03/31/2008 14:46 PM
 


This happened back in Jun 2007 when I was returning to India from Chicago O'Hare Intl.

At the security check, I kept my Wallet, shoes, all metal coins etc and when I was removing my watch, the agent said, u donot have to. Since she said that, I did not and went thru the security check point and it beeped !

Immediately the agent said I told you to remove and quarantine all metal stuff, now go back and do that and come thru.
I went back and then checked all my pockets and I was clean and then went thru the sec check point again, and it beeped this time too!

Irritated agent came back and told me did u not hear me! now go back and come again!

I patiently came back and redid the whole process and I asked if i have to remove the watch as it obviously has the metal in it. She said you donot have and said these idiots donot understand at all and come all the way over here.

I lost my patience now and told her, u know what, i donot think u know what needs to be quarantined. And I can speak much better English than what you do, and I can prove it to u that its the watch that's beeping thru the checkpoint and removed my watch and waved it thru the checkpoint and it beeped! Following this I threw my watch into the x-ray check and walked thru the check point with ease!

These guys think that they are the best, and which is never the case and insult asians to the core!

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Blrmaani- ()     02/24/2008 05:42 AM
 


Can someone post experience about their journey from
Newark to Bombay? I think it has a transit in Brussels.

thanks in advance
Blr

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Foreigner- ()     02/11/2008 22:34 PM
 


Let me share mine in Mumbai, although it was a couple of years ago.
I was born in India but have a foreign passport. When you are leaving the country they have an officer interview you. I am not sure why, but it is quite unusual, kind of like an exit interview I guess. I have not seen that anywhere else.

Anyway the guy asked all sorts of detailed questions, and then finally asked me how much Rupees cash I have with me. I told him I'm not exactly sure, but about 1000Rs(about 20 dollars at that time). He told me the limit was 800Rs for foreigners leaving India and told me it was illegal to take Indian Rupees out of the country and asked me to take out my wallet and count it, when I counted it, it turned out I had 1400 Rs in my wallet. Then he became quite irate and condescending and asked me what I do for a living, I told him I am a doctor, then he went on insulting me, asking whether I would say that a patients temperature was 104 if it was 101! I told him that is not relevant here. He got angrier and told me he will have to confiscate that money. I told him 1400 Rs is not that much money and I could spend it in the departure lounge before I left. He was livid. He asked me to hand over the Indian currency. I was not quite sure what to do, but I sure as hell knew I did not want this scumbag to have that money. So I turned around and gave the balance above 800Rs to another passenger in line next to me and said take it as a gift from a stranger. That pushed him over the edge, he started yelling in Hindi. I told him I do not speak Hindi, that seemed to upset him even more. By this time other passengers were aware of what was going on as well and were objecting as well. He was fuming and walked away from his desk yelling and shouting in Hindi and his supervisor came to take over. He asked what the issue was and I explained it to him. He waved me by and moved on to the next passenger.

Later that passenger, came up to me in the departure lounge and returned the money I gave her. We started chatting, and I asked her to join me in the restaurant as our flight was 3 hrs away so we went to the restaurant and spent it all in the departure lounge on a meal and a couple of drinks and the tip.

They need to improve things and get rid of these morons in those airports. Perhaps they need to pay them realistic salaries and then make them more accountable. They don't realize it and perhaps care even less, but they represent India's image and brand every day in the eyes of visitors and travellers alike.

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Dude- ()     02/11/2008 22:30 PM
 


I share the same feelings but I think you are still the lucky one since I paid those TV money and went through a horrific experience travelling through Heathrow Airport. I've posted my experience on IV site but let me put that again for the benefits of other readers.

I had to travel through UK because I trapped into buying a cheaper ticket through Air India without realizing that UK does not recongize Advanced Parole and you have to purchage Transit Visa, even if your plan is just going to land there and you may not come out of the plane. Anyways I did that mistake and paid for my DATV fees. That was only the start of my sufferings. After going through all the security checks on JFK airport, we were surprised when all the passengers from Air India were asked to de-board the plane and go through the security checks again. There were more than 150 passengs in a plane and you can imagine all going though a security check again. On top of that, we were allowed only 1hr 40 mins to complete the security process. With more than 150 people, it almost took our entire time in the security check with no time to go for rest room, coffer or just sit and relax a bit. For young ones it was still ok to stand in a queue for such a long but for all the old people flying it was just a nightmare if you have not asked for the wheel chair.

It does not end here. Even though you are allowed a cabin baggage and a person item like purse, camera etc. Moment we de-boarded the plane at heathrow, a bitch-looking lady asked us to stuff all our personal items in our cabin baggage while we were going through the security checks. I asked her why she is asking us to do that since we need to take out our personal item again once we pass the security and there was seriously no point in that. Her words were "SHUT UP AND END OF DISCUSSION". I told her that we are not flying free and this is the last time I'm flying through your country. I hope not everyone in UK is like this bitch. I also talked to Air India official and I was told that due to all these reasons Air India will be flying directly to Delhi from Feb onwards.

We had to go through the same experience again when we came back from India and I took an oath of not flying through UK again.

I'm not sure why Indian diplomats or Air India official has done nothing about it. I do not understand the reason for their weaknesses. I guess time is not far when London official will realize their mistake when every airlines will start flying directly to Asia.

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
Desi- ()     02/11/2008 22:06 PM
 


Talking about travel experience, here is one I had at the CDG Airport in Paris..

I was flying back this Dec 31st, 2007 from Dubai and had a 5 hour layover at CDG. I had to go to a different terminal from the one I landed in... and that meant going through security check again at the new terminal.

I placed by carry on backpack on the x ray machine and I was waiting for my bag to at least start moving before I walked through the metal detector. While the ICTS (pvt company) security agent on the othe side signalled me to walk through, i said (in English) that I would like to wait till the bags get into the X-ray machine..

This did not sit well with this ICTS Agent.. He walked past the metal detector and proceeded to shove and push me past the metal detector.. (I forgot to mention that I had knee surgery ~ 20 days back to fix an ACL injury)

I could not believe that I was shoved past a metal detector.. I said to the ICTS agent that he had no right to shove me and I asked to speak to his supervisor.. This made this so called agent more angry and he started to threaten me repeatening "you want to report me"!! His immediate supervisor said that since this was a security issue nothing could be done.. Not willing to give up, I asked to speak the head agent there.. He was a bit more helpful.. he gave me a website and a mailing address where I can write to..(with the details of which gate and what time I experienced this)..

I kept repeating to every supervisor that I did the right thing and their agent did the wrong thing by shoving me..

I was not satisfied with just some addresses and website for the terrible way I was treated. After a while of sitting at the terminal, I went back and I asked that I wanted to file a Police case against the agent. Initially, the agents said once you are in the terminal, you cannot get out.. I spoke to the head agent again who let me get out and gave me directions to the Police booth in the airport.

At the police station, I stood around with Visa violaters for a while.. Eventually, they were able to find someone who spoke halting English.. Since I was not physically hurt, I could not file a Police case against the agent. What I was able to file was something like an incident report (but unfortunately no tracking #)

This was an interesting first hand experience in overt racism.. being treated like crap because the agent thought he could get away with doing that to a South Asian looking person..

I have since written to
- ICTS France, Roissy Pole le Dome, 1 rue de la haye, 95000 Roussy CDG Paris, France

- Air France

- e-mailed ADPWEB [ADPWEB@adp.fr]

- Nicholas Sarkozy

and a few others..

I am not going to let this ICTS Agent treat people like crap.. After he saw that I went out to put a police case, he came to talk to me at the terminal saying that I can shove him if I want and a lot of other excuses.. I kept repeating my mantra " I did the right thing. You did the wrong thing. You cannot force me to do the wrong thing.."

I will keep writing to all the parties until I hear back..

and Air France, even though I liked your service at the airplane, I am not flying through CDG ever again..

Lets vote with our feet.. Lets vote with our money.. Lets avoid airports that don't treat all passengers equally..

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   
PARVIN TARAFDAR- ()     10/30/2007 04:56 AM
 


I had bitter experience with Australian Customs at Melbourne Airport.I went to visit my son in Melbourne australia even after giving delcalration some Indian sealed packet of Garam masla/Dhansak masala/ spices that I was carrying was taken out by customs and thrown in quartine bin saying it had cotain of clove which is prohibited.no where in theri rules and regulation it was mentioned, I could not cook Parsi dish dhansak which my son likes the most and not tasted for years(4-5years).
2.while returning from Melbourne on 6th 0015hours flight MH128 all my 2 Perfume 200ml bottles, shower gel gift box and shampoos, conditioners were taken away, I requested them to send by cargo they refused to do saying small items can not be send in transit flights so nor they refund me the amount of $200-300,that I spent my hard earned money on that/ I got gift from my son. This is very heart broken for a mother for an common men to have such great loss.
 This is not done.
I had first time travel to Australia and have this bitter heart broken experience.
On my Malaysian Airlines tickets no.2321:477:696:6 place of Issue Pune India. It is clearly mentioned that “Medicine and toiletries in limited quantities which are necessary or appropriate for the passenger during journey such as hairspray, perfume bottles, and medicines containing alcohol may be carried. Many of these listed articles can be carried as air cargo provided they are packed in accordance with cargo regulation.
When these items are prohibited to take in flight how come These Flight/Malaysian airlines etc sell perfumes, cigarettes, huge Alcohol bottles at airport Duty free shop people carry with them because it is sealed by duty free shop that do not mean it do not have prohibited items.

 0 Replies  Reply  Subscribe  Permalink
   

1


       
Liaison Continent Insurance Visitors Insurance Inbound USA Insurance