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The cheapest airline ticket to Chennai from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $996 return on the route Auckland to Chennai. The most popular route is Auckland to Chennai and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1375 return.

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Chennai is served by Chennai Airport, also commonly referred to as Chennai, Chennai Intl. The airport code is MAA.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Auckland
$996
only
$996
Wellington
$1349
only
$1349
Destination
Chennai
$996
only
$996
Thu, 23 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Sat, 8 Jun
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 25m
Trip: 17 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,282 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
HKG
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: YES

Cons: Toilets should never be wet.

KUL
BKK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: On time

Cons: No control of children on group tour, allowed to yell and run around. Express Immigration pass not available

KUL
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: Having 2 seats to ourselves

Cons: Crew hurried;seats cramped;boarding a pin-had to take watches off;food indifferent;sat on Sydney tarmac nearly 1/2 hr

KCH
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point

JHB
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: All of the ground staffs at Johor Bahru provided attentive and observant service. Cabin crew greeted with pleasant smile, friendly and provided excellent service.

Cons: maintenance work not manage well

Thu, 25 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
31h 25m
Thu, 9 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 45m
$1280
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 25 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
21h 00m
Thu, 2 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
38h 10m
$1359
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SIN
DPS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything food was better selection and allowed me to taste bali food before arriving. The seats were comfortable on the last plane Thank god

NRT
SIN
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: See above

Cons: See above

SIN
HND
Good 7.0

Cons: Cramped seats, no leg room, horrible food, stupid COLD snack!

BWN
SIN
OK 5.3

Pros: Okay in general, nothing impressive

Cons: Food certainly need improvement, lacking in attention to ensure food quality. Crews need proper training in customer service.

SIN
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Very cramped. Worst leg of the journey

Mon, 22 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
31h 35m
Sun, 5 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 15m
$1649
Trip: 14 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,127 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
ZRH
AUH
Good 7.3

Pros: Good quality overall from Etihad

Cons: Selection of movies/tv was pretty dire and the wifi was awful.

KUL
AUH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seats are not too tight. Professional crew. Ventilation and overall aircraft comfort was good.

Cons: Food can be better.

AUH
MEL
OK 5.3

Pros: On time flight

Cons: There are a number of things that Etihad do that just degrade the quality and experience of the flight and I probably wouldn’t fly with them again as a result. I’ve listed these below: 1) Entertainment system is poorly appointed and travel in two seperate months found that little had been refreshed on the in flight programs. 2) The entertainment system is deactivated until the seat belt sign is turned off, and is deactivated again about 30 minutes prior to landing. 3) You practically have to cut off your arm to get some water. I would always bring my own water on the flight, but Australian regulations prevent more than 100mls being carried on flight. 4) The service is inconsistent, some staff are just downright rude and others are incredibly friendly. The time waiting after pressing the call bell is excessive and in one case my drink never arrived. 5) Unlike other airlines, they don’t give you a “menu” to chose from for the inflight meal. Instead they just come around asking “Chicken, Lamb or vegetarian”, and lack any real understanding of what’s actually in the food. 6) When you order a drink, they open the can pour some into a cup but don’t give you the remainder in the can. 7) The inflight wifi is expensive. 19.95 USD for 180mb puts them at one of the most expensive. Overall, I would have expected a bit more from an airline such as Etihad.

AUH
BOM
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: My wife had a drunk passenger sitting next to her and the crew did nothing to stop the man from misbehaving.....what can I say to this inefficiency ??? I choose to not travel with ETIHAD ever again.

JFK
AUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seats were super comfortable and on time arrival.

Cons: Food servings timings, were not matched with the New York time zone.

Sat, 20 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
27h 35m
Tue, 7 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
29h 45m
$1724
Trip: 18 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 13,583 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
ATH
EWR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was great. Boarding was great

Cons: Less air condition towards the end.

KHI
DXB
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was good. Food was good.

Cons: Time to board delayed. Delayed landing. The passengers bus in airport got malfunctioned which caused more delay to board on flight.

SIN
DXB
Good 7.3

Pros: A380s are good aircraft. Emirates entertainment is second to none .

Cons: I'm the first leg 777 aircraft sat towards the back and my window seat was smaller than most seats. I had 1 hour 25 minutes connection in Dubai . But it was a VERY. Long walk from C3 to B14 . By the time for of the plane and reached my connecting gate t8gey were already boarding . Dubai is too big

LOS
DXB
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Good seats. Good space good crew.

MAA
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: The seating was comfortable with nice ambience.

Cons: The crew was polite in talking but arrogant in nature.

Sat, 20 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
42h 15m
Thu, 9 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 05m
$1839
Trip: 20 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9,334 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
DOH
TBS
Excellent 10.0

Cons: WC size (too small) and location ( way too close to flight staff and food section)

DOH
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent

DOH
KHI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfort

BKK
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Delay at landing

DOH
YUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The Crew was only Alright this time, not has attentive jas the first Time, but still good

Cons: Overall IT was a great trip, but the Seat are still the best Selling point for business class, not vert confortable for a 7h et 12h flight

Fri, 24 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
30h 35m
Sat, 8 Jun
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 25m
$1022
Trip: 16 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,282 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
TRK
TWU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check in was super easy, flight left on time , arrived early baggage was delivered in 10 minutes.

KUL
MNL
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok.

Cons: level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service.

KUL
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was a 5 star experience, friendly hostess’s and friendly & helpful staff

MNL
KUL
Good 6.0

Cons: The food

SUB
KUL
Good 6.6

Pros: The boarding process was really fast and efficient.

Cons: No IFE was provided on this flight, so sad. There was a headset port in my seat but the airline didn't provide the headset so it is useless. Well the only thing that I can do on the plane was just sleeping.

Thu, 18 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 25m
Tue, 7 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 40m
$2159
Trip: 20 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,448 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Auckland to Chicago was fine. Chicago to Minnesota was horrible. The departure plane showed up late due to weather which is understandable. Once the plane showed up we waited for over 4 hours for a pilots to show up. Our flight could have bee managed much better, poor job by United!

SYD
AKL
OK 4.4

Cons: Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

AKL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible customer service.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: This is an overnight red eye flight. There is not much to interact with crew or service. It is simply long with attempts to sleep.

Sat, 18 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Sun, 26 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
31h 15m
$1046
Trip: 9 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,282 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
BLR
KUL
OK 4.0

Pros: Very little.

Cons: Flight status went from check in status to final call....not boarding announcement as promised in lounge. Rude check in lady at counter. Misguided info about check in. Old ratty plane. Bad food. Luggage damaged on arrival. Awful seats.

BNE
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great!

Cons: Nothing!

BTU
SBW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed for more than an hour..

KUL
PER
Good 6.0

Pros: Crews were good.

Cons: Seats were small and quite uncomfortable. luckily it was a short trip. If travelling long distance I ll have to consider a different airlines.

KUL
CGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent as well!

Cons: Everything good as well.

Thu, 25 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
31h 25m
Sun, 5 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 45m
$1303
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 23 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
18h 35m
Sat, 6 Jul
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 25m
$1084
Trip: 45 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,282 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
AKL
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Lovely people an caring all the way through.

BLR
KUL
OK 4.0

Pros: Very little.

Cons: Flight status went from check in status to final call....not boarding announcement as promised in lounge. Rude check in lady at counter. Misguided info about check in. Old ratty plane. Bad food. Luggage damaged on arrival. Awful seats.

KUL
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I haven't even made it to my destination yet.

KUL
SIN
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The flight was pleasant, the staff were delightful, and the plane (a new 737-800) was very comfortably configured.

Cons: Check-in took an intolerably long time (45 minutes).

KUL
KCH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight, great entertainment

Fri, 3 May
WLG
Wellington
MAA
Chennai
26h 20m
Sun, 5 May
MAA
Chennai
WLG
Wellington
30h 45m
$1361
Trip: 3 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SFO
LAX
Good 7.0

Cons: We had to go through security after coming in from international and I went through a biometric scanner which I’ve done 100’s of Times I was very unnecessarily felt up for 10 minutes. I had shorts and a T-shirt on, and was pretty sure after the 1st round of groping that there was nothing there

HKG
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Dim sum between Hong Kong & Singapore.

DEL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Extra touches and super pleasant and courteous staff.

BKK
SIN
OK 4.6

Pros: Entertainment system ok

Cons: Change if gate 30 minutes before departure and no info at old gate. New gate very far away, terrible for old people.

SFO
HKG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Handset to control screen didn’t work. Airline reimbursed me with $75 voucher for inflight duty-free shop.

Mon, 1 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
21h 00m
Mon, 8 Apr
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 35m
$1314
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 24 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
30h 35m
Sat, 6 Jul
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 25m
$1110
Trip: 44 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,282 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
SIN
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The airline better than the budget ariline

Cons: The agency that booked through not so cooperative and complicated

MNL
KUL
Good 7.6

Pros: Economy seats arent different from other airlines. Flight was good in general

Cons: Transfer desk was hard to find for first timers. Send "ask me" staffs to greet on arrival for connecting passengers or info board will help.

KUL
JED
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing plane, latest technology, great customer service, clean bathrooms at all time. It was an excellent experience The seats were so comfortable as well, and the customer service on and off the plane was amazing

SIN
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew are friendly and reliable.

Cons: The food instead of salted peanut, it will be better if bread instead coz some of us got not enough time for meals.

BTU
SBW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed for more than an hour..

Tue, 30 Apr
WLG
Wellington
MAA
Chennai
39h 00m
Sun, 5 May
MAA
Chennai
WLG
Wellington
30h 25m
$1398
Trip: 6 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
FRA
JFK
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Extra leg room, great service and good food.

Cons: The entertainment system feels dated (no touch screen) manual rewinding of movies, selection of movies

ADL
SIN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Perfect timing

SGN
SIN
Good 6.6

Cons: Transit time is way too tight. You need at least 2 hrs in between to account for landing and transfer time between terminals

SIN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Softer seats and more movies

IST
SIN
Good 6.0

Pros: Seat was very comfortable, crew was very nice,

Cons: food is average. TV screens are so bad that you cant watch a full movie. Seat is comfortable. Over all the plane was old and worn out

Thu, 25 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
31h 25m
Wed, 8 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
41h 05m
$1320
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 3 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
33h 05m
Sat, 4 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 35m
$1668
Trip: 32 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,127 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
AUH
LAX
OK 4.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable.

Cons: Worst ground staff in Abu Dhabi and in LA. Will never fly them again. Were very unhelpful when boarding the flight in Abu Dhabi. In fact they encouraged us to not board and take another flight the next day!!! Worst flying experience ever. Will never fly them again!!!

ORD
AUH
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: The crew is the most arrogant and ill mannered from all the other international airlines I have flown with - so please be ready for a very unwelcome experience. I had also worded this out as a complain to them, but received a very lukewarm and uninterested reply.

AUH
COK
Good 7.3

Pros: Nice crew, seat reclined a lot, great food

Cons: Bus gate, economy passengers dumping their bags in the overhead bins reserved for business class, really sick passenger coughing their lungs out,

AUH
HKG
Good 6.0

Pros: Main meal (Singapore noodles) was actually ok.

Cons: The cabin crew had a very difficult time dealing with the annoying passengers, who were mainly tourists returning from Abu Dhabi. They had a tough job, but it was all very negative and stressful.

JFK
AUH
Good 6.3

Cons: Quality of on board food and courtesy of flight attendants really needs improvement. Etihad wasn't like this a decade ago.

Sat, 4 May
WLG
Wellington
MAA
Chennai
26h 20m
Sun, 5 May
MAA
Chennai
WLG
Wellington
30h 25m
$1398
Trip: 2 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,296 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
HKG
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Dim sum between Hong Kong & Singapore.

SIN
BLR
OK 5.3

Pros: Food was good

Cons: Boarding was just ok, but departure delayed by half hour. Seats were really poor. Zero comfort.. felt like sitting on a cramped park bench. Entertainment system is ancient. Can't see and can't listen properly. Didn't expect this type of horrible aircraft from Singapore Airlines!

SIN
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: The cabin crew and the pilots. The flight went smoothly.

Cons: Singapore Airlines should inform clearly of the mileage policy and the lounge access while using a code-share flight. I thought I booked as a code-shared Singapore Airline flight, but I got rejected from the lounge access.

HND
SIN
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Seat space could be wider for working

ADL
SIN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Perfect timing

Sat, 4 May
WLG
Wellington
MAA
Chennai
38h 15m
Tue, 7 May
MAA
Chennai
WLG
Wellington
31h 50m
$1349
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 2 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
MAA
Chennai
32h 35m
Sat, 4 May
MAA
Chennai
AKL
Auckland Intl
47h 10m
$1678
Trip: 33 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 6,127 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
KTM
AUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great, food was great, seat was comfortable

AUH
IAD
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: My Baggiage is extremely damaged which is so disgusting and there is no way to report it

MAN
AUH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food and crew

Cons: Entertainment, comfort

AUH
LHR
Excellent 9.0

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.

AUH
HKG
Good 6.0

Pros: Main meal (Singapore noodles) was actually ok.

Cons: The cabin crew had a very difficult time dealing with the annoying passengers, who were mainly tourists returning from Abu Dhabi. They had a tough job, but it was all very negative and stressful.

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