Looking to book a flight to from Chicago to India in January, and I'm having trouble deciding on the airline. Air India's flights are the most convenient to be sure (direct ORD to DEL). I've heard very mixed reviews about the airline, though. While many say it's dreadful, I also get the impression it's gotten better in the past couple of years and that the transatlantic flights are just fine (domestic not so great, but that's another story). Anyone have experience flying this particular route recently? I'd really love to hear about it. My other option is Etihad, which I gather might be a bit nicer, but it involves a layover in Abu Dhabi and the flight times are decidedly less convenient than Air India. Prices are pretty comparable.