Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to San Francisco
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 28h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,808) and Qatar Airways ($1,872)
When flying out of Adelaide you will be using Adelaide, often referred to as Adelaide Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Although my flight was canceled they quickly found me a flight on another airline and provided me with a hotel room for the night"
Cons: "Awesome experience on Qatar Airways... will definitely fly with them again!!!"
Pros: "Qatar Airlines treats you very nicely and doesn’t try to charge for little extras. They include the nice extras as part of your travel experience with them. I highly recommend Qatar!"
Pros: "So many carriers have cut back on so many things, our flight on Qatar Airlines felt like a throwback to the days when flying was enjoyable. Everything about our flight was better than we have come to expect from most other airlines. To highlight one surprise - the in-flight meals were high quality."
Pros: "Crew was nice and attentive"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Friendly crews. Excellent food. Great service. On time arrival."
Cons: "They could provide hotel for transit passengers with long layovers."
Cons: "Just had a hard time finding flight attendants. Every time I went to the back of the plane, half a dozen of them were sitting around and chatting it up. Felt guilty for asking for water. Not the service that I expected from Qatar Airways. All 4 flights were a struggle to get proper service."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I advise Qatar Airways"
Pros: "Liked comfort and srvice"
Cons: "Doha to Lahore flight plane was a bit older than Edinburgh was new and exciting"
Pros: "Food was quite good along with service"
Cons: "No entertainment or tv monitors - 6 hours of no movies!!!"
Pros: "Movies and onboard games were good. So was the food. Crew took good care of us and the toilets were clean"
Cons: "We couldn't lower the seats backwards. It was horror for eight hours. And one little tv didn't work but they gave my wife a diferent, better seat because of that. We had a long layover, 12 hours, and they said we didn't have rights for anything. So we went to the city on our one because we didn't want to go on organized tour that we need to pay extra money"
Pros: "Crew was not mean"
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, entertainment screen had poor picture quality, eggs were black, stank + inedible, long bathroom lines , a child screamed most of the flight, no internet, couldn’t change phone, checked bags damaged - handles ripped off!!!"
Pros: "The crew were fab"
Cons: "i did not like the baggage policy for cabin baggage, where i am not allowed to carry my personal item and a carry on separately."
Pros: "Good attention from cabin crew and good food"
Pros: "While my Qatar airways flight from Houston to Doha (# 714) was almost perfect, flight #1335 from Doha to Nairobi was a huge disappointment."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't seem to know what they were doing, food ran out before i got any breakfast, the IFE system for my seat didn't work,"
Pros: "Food was great."
Cons: "Passengers in the back seat kept shaking my seat. I told them to stop, but they kept doing that."
Cons: "Did not make this flight."
Cons: "Boarding process, Smart Phone App, food quality, Announcemebts, Time to unboard the plane, flight information displays at Doha are not easy to find the flight info"
Pros: "Very impressed with the service. Very friendly staff"
Cons: "My entertainment unit on the Perth Doha leg never worked even after several resets"
Pros: "crew was lovely and plane was very new"
Cons: "food quality is not very good: sometimes it was hard to see what it actually was and it tasted like that too. headrest in the new plane is not comfortable at all as it is rigid and can only be moved up and down."
Pros: "Loved the array of film choices. The food was lovely and the service was fabulous. Lovely warm blankets ."
Cons: "Haven't made it yet due to schedule change. 12 hour wait in airport."
Pros: "The visit to the lounge is always refreshing. The service at the shower area is great however policing of people using phones in the quiet zone should be enforced"
Cons: "The good got used a bus gate which is acceptable however this typically takes additional time if there is a connection flight"
Pros: "The service on board is excellent"
Pros: "Good service but need to improve food quality and quantity."
Cons: "this time food was not that good which when traveled before."
Pros: "Great flight with good food and crew."
Pros: "Everything except food"
Pros: "Late night flight and new cabin design was great. Crew was friendly and quick to respond to requests."
Cons: "Entertainment options need to be expanded. Mouthwash should be added in toilet."
Pros: "Again, the crew were top notch"
Cons: "Comfort and available entertainment were so-so"
Cons: "USD 20 wi fi and you only get 200 MB seems a bit antiquated"
Pros: "Nothing. Despite booking Qatar Airways for both legs the transfer distance is incredibly far. Only just made connecting flight!"
Cons: "Why does it take 2 hours to get all passengers on board? Why only one exit/ entry point to board/ disembark for an Airbus 440? The mist inefficient organization of passenger logistics you can imagine Hopeless airports..useless Airlines"
Pros: "Courteous, helpful and professional crew members."
Cons: "No internet service on long international flight. Boarding process for business class could be better."
Pros: "Great take off and landing. Nice comfort packet, blanket, and pillow Good service and spacious seating in economy class."
Pros: "We were late for our originally flight, got to LAX 15 minutes after check-in was closed, although we checked in online prior, but due to 4th of July weekend the freeway was very heavy traffic. So we ended up going back next day with the supervisor's incredible allowance, offer. I got very emotional when she told us our option. Thank you. Unfortunatley I didn't get her name, due to our shock))"
Pros: "Had a good experience , comfortable check in , boarding , seating and polite crew . Good part was the flight was on time and on couple of occasions before time arrival . Great entertainment options in the flight ."
Cons: "I had requested vegiterian food but they were short of veg food options . they did not have enough veg food on board from Doha to Nagpur . also it would be great if they considered more interesting menu ."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "Again on time and effortless boarding made the overall experience a good one."
Cons: "Our suitcase was damaged...still in the process of trying to get it fixed. Hopefully it will be done soon. I will then update this report. Could maybe clean the toilets as it did become a bit messy."
Pros: "The service given from the crew from the moment i checked in was amazing. The flight was smooth and went well. The music and movie selection could be a little bit better. The food was good, but the portion was small and it feels limited. But overall it was amazing experience considering i got a really good price for this flight! Thank you, Qatar."
Cons: "The food portion was small and feels like during the flight the food or i might say snack was limited. The music and movies selection needs a little update and upgrade. I was pretty upset that from LA to Denpasar both the aircrafts didnt have wifi."
Pros: "Boarding experience was very good. Crew were attentive for the most part."
Cons: "I get the whole more leg room argument, but sitting on a piece of plastic with almost no padding for 14 hours is nothing but torture! Food was average at best."
Pros: "The crew and the airline was a great experience."
Cons: "I wish there was more leg space between the seats."
Cons: "Expect more then OK from Qatar."
Pros: "Friendliness of the crew"
Pros: "Overall flight was pretty good"
Cons: "Food wasn't as good as the other 3 legs of the trip (Houston-Doha, Doha-Kathmandu and Bengaluru-Doha) The hand rests on these planes didn't go all the way up making it less comfortable to be travelling on a 16 hour flight with a toddler."
Pros: "Great flights. Lots of room in economy, which is needed for a 14 hour flight. Also excellent personal entertainment system in the seat. This was my first flight on Qatar airlines. I will definitely book on Qatar again."
Pros: "Everthing was up to the mark"
Cons: "Everything was satisfactory"
Cons: "Less fog in SFO"
Pros: "The food is always great!"
Cons: "They should bring out snack more often."
Pros: "The staff is very customer friendly. One of the best. I"
Cons: "In general the toilets are clean but for this trip they weren’t very neat."
Pros: "Crew was okay, nothing amazing. Seats are cramped as I was put in middle seat separated from my wife despite request to sit together."
Pros: "Friendly staff and very accomodating"
Cons: "Did not enjoy the food choice, tv needed repairs"
Pros: "Food was mediocre and passable."
Cons: "Rude behavior of Cathay Pacific Staff"
Cons: "Needed to use two sections train and bus for transit. Entering airplane using stair layer very inconvenient for customers."
Pros: "Disciplined, timeliness."
Pros: "The airline stewardess are nice Smile"
Cons: "The Cx892 restroom floor was wet, the paper towels kept falling down, the sink was got stuck"
Pros: "Except for one time service everything else is good"
Cons: "Staff forgot what I have asked for boarding could have been done using zones."
Pros: "Excellent meals, excellent entertainment system, great staff"
Pros: "Airlines staff took my complaint seriously and found the bag at Hongkong airport. Later the bag was brought to SFO and delivered at my temporary stay. Very good job done."
Cons: "On arrival on 10th Sep at SFO, I found one of my checked-in baggages was missing. This made me bit worried. I made a complaint to airlines staff there. Some inconveniences caused since I kept my needed cloths in that bag."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Pros: "There was nothing worth liking . Plane was dirty in side . Tray tables were broken. Used pillows without hygiene sealed bags. Toilets were missing basic supplies."
Cons: "Crew was aggressive and impolite even with senior citizens . There is no point in speaking English with senior citizen of Asian decent. Making faces and giggling among themselves with a sarcasm."
Pros: "Upgraded seats"
Cons: "Same Some staff still needs training, sinplying saying no, is not acceptable, finding a solution and working towards a resuloution is more acceptable. Better verbiage used, checking on food count making sure EVERYONE gets what’s printed on the menu. Asking everyone equally on the same roll is the rule of thumb."
Pros: "I had three previous satisfying flights in this airline- this one was not so and unfortunately it was a long flight."
Cons: "Tris time thenplane felt old, my headset didn’t work, the food was not satisfactory ( I ordered vegetarian), and the staff was just not very friendly."
Pros: "It was a lovely flight. Food/drinks were excellent."
Cons: "Toilet cleanliness needs to be better."
Pros: "Very courteous and helpful with handicapped people like my mom."
Cons: "I can’t find a number to call to report an item left on the plane, and I would seriously pay a couple hundred extra dollars to any airline that offered a child-free flight."
Cons: "Gate change from 34 to 4 in hgk airport was too far."
Pros: "Food is great!"
Cons: "Bathrooms are not as clean."
Cons: "couldnt find anything to complain about"
Cons: "On time - all good."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Older plane"
Cons: "I requested special meal It wasn’t good and I got the food poison which make me sick."
Pros: "The stewardesses were super helpful, quick to respond and the pilot even gave regular updates."
Cons: "Bumpy flight and the crew didn't really come around to check on what the passengers needed aka water etc."
Pros: "Great entertainment choice"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal pre-order very dull."
Cons: "Poor leg room, very tough for a tall guy"
Pros: "keep it up"
Pros: "Need more movie selection on classic"
Cons: "Cabin crew was poor in English communication skill. I remain skeptical how the cabin crew could effectively communicate to passengers in the case of an in-flight or ground emergency. Pillow covers were filthy. There were body fluid stains and long hairs stuck to the covers. I went through and rejected four of them. Inflight service was good but there was an unwritten Cathay Pacific rule that I was not aware of.........each passenger is restricted to two alcohol beverage drinks in any one hour period."
Cons: "Hindi selection of movies was not good"
Pros: "I like the comfortable seats"
Cons: "Thin blankets was not enough to bear the cold."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Waiting time , as the flight was not scheduled on time. Also there was no vegeterian food from Honk Kong to SFO."
Pros: "Cathay Pacific provided excellent service."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by almost 4 hours from Hong Kong. There are elaborate security check at the last minute. Not even sure if it was just to kill the time. Because the departure time kept moving to later and later time."
Cons: "nothing much. overall good."
Pros: "Good collection of entertainment options"
Cons: "Biggest gripe: No onboard wifi. As a business traveller, this is important to me."
Cons: "I was at the window seat. They weren't really paying attention to me when they bring water or collect the trash."
Pros: "Great crew. But, they ran out of breakfast choices early."
Cons: "Not enough bathrooms"
Pros: "Cathay offer a hotel for the overnight delay at Grand Harbor hotel with a free taxi voucher. This is a good help for us to prepare for the horrible next day."
Cons: "The missed flight to SFO was replaced by another flight to LAX next day and then from LAX to SFO via United as domestic flight. This is horrible experience since we had to check out all luggages, go through custom and then check in the bags again with all weighing problems. The worse is that to go from International terminal to United domestic counter, we had to pull the luggages along the curb from one end of the airport to the other side of it. We will never take this option again"
Cons: "Those economy seats can only fit a child comfortably."
Cons: "seat wasn't the best for my back even reclined."
Pros: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "The headphones did not work."
Pros: "Plane was newer & clean. Cabin crew was helpful & nice with my dad transferring from wheel chair to the plane"
Cons: "My family traveled with my 80 year old dad but Hong Kong ground crew would not allow us to board together. My wife & I had to carry all our carry on baggage since my mom was the only one allowed to board with him. All three previous flights the ground crew allowed all of us to stay as a family."
Cons: "Impossible to contact by chat or phone.... prefer Singapore airlines..."
Airlines flying from Adelaide to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to San Francisco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Adelaide to San Francisco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Adelaide to San Francisco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Adelaide to San Francisco
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