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Old Sep 2, 18, 3:06 pm
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Air India Toilets

I have an upcoming trip to India and I am getting a good deal on a Air India flight. Thing is, in all these years, I have only flown Air India once 10 years ago. I am not one of those who can hold off going to the toilet for 13plus hours. My experience ten years ago was traumatic and still remember the flooded toilet floors, non-flushed toilets and soiled toilet seats and empty water bottles-you-know-used-for-what. I know Air India is predominantly used by us Indians (visiting Indian parents mostly) and most of them are not used to a dry toilet. Is this still the case or did it get any better?
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Old Sep 3, 18, 3:22 am
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Its not the most hygenic place, but not much different from the levels you would see on other western/middle eastern carriers flying to India. Just carry a packet of hygene wipes and if things are wet, soak it up with the paper towels available in the lavatory??
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Old Sep 3, 18, 10:40 am
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Oh yeah I do that regardless of any flight. I usually have two favorite routes. One is Newark to Mumbai direct on United which is okay experience and the other one is Emirates to Dubai and to Mumbai from there.
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Old Sep 3, 18, 12:51 pm
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Last year I flew EWR-BOM-EWR on Air India and I was really afraid but in the end I had nothing to worry about, the service was just fine, food edible and toilets were clean and usable both ways.

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Old Sep 3, 18, 12:56 pm
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Just saw one of your replies, United seats are about an inch smaller in width then AI, I have also flown Emirates on the same route, A380 from JFK to DBX and 777 from DBX to BOM and the A380 is a very comfortable aircraft much better then the 777. I would choose Emirates over AI specially the A380 any day but now Emirates wants $40 to pre select a seat in Y on EACH LEG, highway robbery.
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Old Sep 4, 18, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Monking View Post
I have an upcoming trip to India and I am getting a good deal on a Air India flight. Thing is, in all these years, I have only flown Air India once 10 years ago. I am not one of those who can hold off going to the toilet for 13plus hours. My experience ten years ago was traumatic and still remember the flooded toilet floors, non-flushed toilets and soiled toilet seats and empty water bottles-you-know-used-for-what. I know Air India is predominantly used by us Indians (visiting Indian parents mostly) and most of them are not used to a dry toilet. Is this still the case or did it get any better?
the toilet situation is not bad now on the route you are looking to fly....this is usually a problem flying between the middle east - india....
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Old Jan 8, 19, 7:01 am
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Yes it still exists now also, Recently in my March 2018 trip i have experienced same which you had mentioned.
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