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Pros: "I would have appreciated that with ALL required paperwork, my stay at check in point would have lasted a little less than two hours I spent standing and waiting for a feedback."
Cons: "Updating clients and offering a seat if it’s a long wait could have improved the situation. It is on reception that the business gets its impression. Thanks."
Pros: "Everything great!"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and professional"
Cons: "Food wasn't great"
Pros: "Crew is amazing"
Cons: "The Entertainment screen wasn’t working"
Pros: "Crew is good. Flight got delayed"
Cons: "Food is good."
Cons: "Mu luggage got broken"
Pros: "The service of the cabin was great!"
Cons: "The food was not of the quality I would have expected from the expectation created by the airlines marketing. We boarded close to a full hour later than scheduled and the boarding process was very slow."
Cons: "Did not make this flight. How can I confirm that my ticket is still valid for the return trip?"
Cons: "Did not make this flight."
Pros: "decent leg room. the staff was accommodating"
Cons: "the brea was har. some of the food was overheated thus making it hard to eat"
Pros: "Need to give people cheap access to wifi"
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Cons: "The change of my flight schedule for the entire journey was done without giving me any options (departure flights from origin and return). It would have caused me inconvenience if the change of time does not allow me to adjust my plans."
Pros: "Great flight. Everything was good. The only very small issue is hey offer WiFi but even if you pay the allocation of data make you feel like you living in the 1990. 10 meg free and 300 meg for a whole flight is a complete joke, especially for USD 30. They could manage protocols but give a reasonable service."
Cons: "Nothing disposable about the airline but booling process gave me a headace"
Cons: "The food options were good, but twice our family could not get the items we wanted as they ran out of them."
Pros: "Again, the crew were top notch"
Cons: "Comfort and available entertainment were so-so"
Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."
Pros: "Mediocre staff, not very attentive, horrible boarding experience in Doha. Food was inedible, watched a crew member place food she had spilled onto the aisle FLOOR back onto a tray to give to someone as if nothing happened, which prompted me not to anything for an 8 hour trip. DISGUSTING!"
Cons: "I will never purchase a flight with Qatar"
Cons: "I will never ever fly Qatar airlines again. The boarding for this flight in Doha was horrendous. I and a random group of passengers were made to wait with no explanation AFTER our electronics were already cleared to go through yet another security check. They said we were selected for screening but all the other people they took before us were screened the exact same way. It was stressful and traumatizing to stand for 45 minutes with no clear explanation. The crew were clearly new at their job or ill trained. On top of that they consistently ran out of food they were serving and was forced to take the vegetarian option when it's not what I wanted. I could not wait to leave Doha and exit Qatar airways. I hated my experience traveling with Qatar. It was stressful and traumatic. I want a full refund. I will also be advising all my friends to never fly Qatar. It was the WORST!"
Pros: "In general the crew was very nice."
Cons: "The dreamliner is a little tight in relation to the B777. The Kosher meals very all the same for breakfast lunch and snack"
Cons: "You canceled our flight in the last minute. we were starting our holidays and missed one day included the booking reservation. We didn't get any refund regarding this issue. On the other hand, i booked my special meal and never received it."
Pros: "view above"
Cons: "The woman behind me wouldn't allow me to put my seat back. My comfortability was off because she didn't want her TV screen close to her face. I didn't want to make a big deal. Other than that I love Qatar airlines."
Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"
Pros: "landed safely"
Cons: "Had to claim bags at Doha and go through multiple security screenings to board connecting flight. At one point all the security was not functioning and we were packed up in lines. Barely had time to stop at the restroom before final security check where it was all so disorganized. After that check we were told that if we left we had to go through security again. Would have been nice to know that upfront. It was a madhouse going through that final security check and my husband's wallet was lost for a bit. No one really tried to help and we were told to move aside. Finally someone saw that it had fallen beside one of the counters. It was all horrible. Because of all this our 5 hour layover was a hassle with no time for food, etc. The whole airport experience was confusing and badly handled."
Pros: "Good, comfortable and smooth flight. Food was better than expected."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants seem to be bias towards passengers. Had some loud passengers on one of our flights and noone told them to be quiet. Was also asked to move my seat up so that the person behind me could eat, yet the person in front of me was not asked the same thing"
Pros: "Considering how long it was, not much could have been better. It wasn't too crowded, so the seat next to me was free, which made getting some sleep easier."
Pros: "I enjoyed the staff"
Cons: "The screens were old school and I HS a hard time getting it to work Also the sleep mask I received had sticky stuff all over it when I opened the package."
Cons: "Attendant was rude and never really finished service, never remembered any requests and consistently skipped guests when providing food or drink service, cabin kept oscillating between either too hot or too cold."
Cons: "We took off in a terrible storm with lightning striking all around the plane. Very rough, lightning which scared the hell out of both me and my wife."
Cons: "Flight attendants raising shades so that light was in your face. Blocking aisles near bathrooms"
Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."
Pros: "Amazing and efficient when we had to be rerouted due to the hurricane we had excellent service and care at the hotel which made my stay for a short while a memorable"
Cons: "The plane was quite congested as the seats were very narrow coming back to Miami"
Cons: "price and comfort"
Cons: "Time of flight"
Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."
Pros: "Real silverware."
Pros: "Great Crew, seat space was great too"
Cons: "The cabin sound proofing can be improved. Especially the clicity clack from passengers eating. The pre boarding space was very limited."
Cons: "They changed my seats twice and it was near the bathrooms and I hated it. They refuse to give me a better place when I requested. I didn't choose the seats they put me in and the crews couldn't handle the other passengers attitued and actions. I asked for a below but they didn't bring it to me."
Cons: "I had chicken three time on the flight. To spicy for my tastes. Even scrambled eggs had a hot sauce on them."
Pros: "Same as my above review."
Cons: "Same as my above review."
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Fligjt om time. Smooth landimg Friendly environment."
Cons: "Could have provided asian dish from.doha to.newyork.flight"
Cons: "No facility for baby"
Cons: "Same as previous. Found the"Personal touch" missing from Crew."
Pros: "I liked nothing on this flight!"
Cons: "Very hard to believe that Qatar is described as a "world-class airline". I took a total of 4 flights on Qatar Airways in a 2-week span. First flight was from New York to Doha (not bad). Second flight was from Doha to Nairobi (not bad). Third flight was from Nairobi to Doha (not bad) and the fourth and final flight was from Doha to New York (unbearable!!!) My first issue with the Qatar Airways was a checked parcel not arriving at my destination. When we reached Nairobi, I was told my parcel that I had checked in New York, was still in New York. It was a card board tube of materials required for a work initiative at a Kenyan hospital. Returning to Nairobi airport several days later created a hassle that I won't soon forget! Now to describe the journey back to the United States. The flight from Doha to New York is the flight I want to focus on. The flight was extremely crowded and the conditions were absolutely deplorable! I cannot fathom how a self-proclaimed "world-class airline" could pack a plane that full and compound that with a 14 hour flight! I felt so badly for the airline staff. They were stretched so thin that they couldn't accommodate the passengers. There was garbage all over the plane and the bathrooms were filthy; garbage cans overflowing with waste and dirty diapers. There was an exceptionally high number of infants and children on this flight. I love children. I have 3 children myself. I felt terribly for the children AND adults on this flight because everyone was absolutely miserable. I never thought it could be possible for there to be 14+ hours of crying babies and children. It was absolutely maddening. The airline staff were so busy that they couldn't even assist with the babies and children which I found to be so completely unconventional for any airline, especially one of this alleged caliber. I do feel that there should be a separate section of planes for infants and children so that the crying etc can be confined to one area and passengers aren't exposed to what we were exposed to. The man behind me verbalized what I had been feeling when he stated "If I could, I would jump off of this plane. This is torture". The purpose of my trip was a global health mission to Kenya for a hospital to hospital partnership. Other team members in my group requested an upgrade and offered to pay cash. We were all appalled to be denied. The Qatar Airline staff couldn't process the upgrade and we still can't understand why. Seems a shame for the airline to have lost all that potential profit. For me, this was a return trip (I had been there in March 2015). Last year I flew Swiss Air and Brussels Air where I had much more enjoyable flights without any incidents. I will be notifying all of my friend, relatives, and colleagues of this nightmare experience and will certainly advise them against flying Qatar Airways."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Pros: "The food and service was great."
Cons: "Boarding for priority was a bit slow."
Pros: "Good service by Emirates"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Not sure you can change anything but it seems as if we had an inordinate amount of crying kids. On a 14 hour flifht, that was hard"
Pros: "Comfort and service on boat"
Cons: "Check in and flight connection not as promised..."
Pros: "The travel kits are much nicer now, appreciated the mattress"
Cons: "The boarding process in ORT was a horrible fail. they didn't announce the boarding of first/business and by the time I arrived at my seat there was almost no overhead room left because people from economy put there bags in the business area. The bathroom was definitely not cleaned enough, I went twice where the floor was soaked, the seat was wet and the sink full of toothpaste. I understand that every passenger should be responsible enough to clean up after themselves, but it was not an enjoyable experience. The crew was friendly enough, but it didnt feel like the personalized service experience that is usually the case (where they introduce themselves, explain the do not disturb sticker etc). Also I think there was something wrong with my seat because it didnt "lay flat" all the way."
Pros: "Upgrade to Business class"
Cons: "Lack of food options for vegetarians unless pre-ordered."
Pros: "The movie selections, and really nice lighting on board."
Pros: "Flight was quiet and very well organized"
Cons: "I normally choose vegetarian on all my flights, but emirates only has a strictly vegetarian option. Which means vegan - food was not good at all. Sometimes too spicy to even try to eat. I asked to replace my meal on occasion and took the continental breakfast which was great."
Pros: "The flight itself was great, though it was 4 hours delayed. The interface between Jet Blue and Emirates didn't work."
Cons: "I booked roundtrip flights in two legs, so Jet Blue, Emirates, Emirates, Jet Blue. The two airlines didn't seem to interface. In each direction for some reason, I was unable to check in online for the second flight, which didn't make sense (so Emirates there and Jet Blue back). On top of that, neither could give me boarding passes that would work for the other. The customer service kiosk took about 15 minutes to get this done for Jet Blue in JFK."
Pros: "Attentitive staff, leg room, food, entertainment - all great"
Cons: "Still wish I could buy better wine during the flight from Economy. Would pay $100 a bottle for great wine. The wine in coach is undrinkable."
Pros: "So great to still fly with some comfort in this day and age, especially with the awful experience flying American carriers. Great crew, very friendly."
Pros: "Easy boarding, great service"
Cons: "I couldn't pick my own seat"
Cons: "got non-vegetarian food in spite of choosing veg"
Pros: "The great content in the entertainment system and the wifi. Bed was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the bar in the upper deck. The A380 is a wonderful machine!"
Pros: "I say that everything was good but overall "excellent" because it is hard to fly for hours upon hours and say that it was excellent. All considered, it was good while Emirates (compared to other carriers) is excellent. These huge airplanes are amazing!"
Cons: "Flying for hours upon hours but nobody can do anything about that. Africa has a routine, including this flight, of filling the cabin full of chemicals - for insects? Prepare to cover your head and face!"
Pros: "Great space in economy! Great entertainment selection! Great food!"
Cons: "I couldn't hook up my personal earbuds"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Cons: "None comes to mind"
Pros: "I would like to say this is the most horrific experience I have ever had traveling and using Kayak. I was late by 10 mins getting to the ticket counter and Emirates gave my seat away. I then proceeded to attempt to rebook and the Emirates agent advised they are sold out for the next 3 days and have no flight alternatives to offer. I contact flight network and the person I spoke proceeds to tell me the same thing and there is nothing they can do for me. Basically that I would need to purchase a whole new ticket on another airline as Emirates doesn't have availability. Which I did. Now I'm looking online and Flight Network has my exact flight on Emirates available at same price I paid for my ticket. But now my new ticket purchased to get home is non-refundable. I'm out over 1000 dollars because of bad info. This has been a horrific experience and after being loyal to Kayak for years.... I will never use the site again."
Pros: "Entertainment Food Friendly Flight Crews"
Cons: "Had to rush to the next flight in Dubai."
Pros: "i like the food."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. Very helpful and professional."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "The flight from Dubai to NYC was great"
Pros: "This was our first trip to Europe using Emirates airline. It was perfect. Low price, excallent meals & service aboard. All staff very professional & helpful. Check in at airports were a breeze. Will definitely use Emirates again & recommend to family & friends."
Pros: "الشكر للاماراتيه على مجهوداتها الكبيره"
Cons: "الطيران الاماراتي ممتاز جدا والخدمات ممتازه جدا جدا تحتاج شي بسيط وهو تقوية الواي فاي فقط طيران جميل جدا"
Cons: "The plane was very messy and not well kept throughout the flight. The fight attendants expressed levels of frustration with passengers as if we were bothering them. Me and the the passenger next to me lost picture during a movie that were watching and had to have our monitors reset."
Pros: "I liked the boarding and most the crew was excellent"
Cons: "I specified ovo Lacto vegetarian because I eat cheese and diary. I got a stale and very small bread role with strawberry jam, wilted fruit and margarine for the breakfast meal. The non vegetarians got a full plate of croissant, cheese, fruit and jams. When I asked for butter I got no response. I asked three times before I could get some butter as I do not eat margarine. Lunch was wilted and slimy lettuce and tired fruit for dessert. The main meal itself was delicious but I was hungry the whole flight due to the small helping.. Another small but slightly fresher role and margarine again. Next to the non vegetarian meal there was less than half the food. It was very disappointing."
Pros: "The seat and the flight were very good."
Pros: "Emirates Airline first wowed me because it was a double decker. Even as an economy class customer, I felt like I was treated like first class. They had so many entertainment options from movies to games and their food was very delicious! My flight was about 8 hours and it definitely didnt seem that long."
Cons: "I dont have any complaints. My friend and I repeatedly told each other that this flight was one of if not the best flight we've took by far."
Pros: "I like that Jet blue offers movies on the flight and that they accepted Emirates international baggage rate without any questions. That was very important."
Cons: "I can't think of anything negative."
Pros: "Good crew lots of food and open bar."
Pros: "We flew on time"
Cons: "It was ok"
Pros: "SEATS very comfortable. Timings very accurate other than the weather delay. Staff very courteous. Food is great. Aircraft is equipped with every possible thing"
Cons: "Internet didn't work at all"
Cons: "Bumping plus the conditions of the bathroom"
Pros: "Liked Dubai Connect and appreciate the complimentary stay in Dubai as I had a very long transit time of 8 hours."
Cons: "Catching connections when landing in Dubai Airport could be managed better. The ground staff did not prioritize getting the people with short connections to their flights on time. There were cases where passengers missed their flights by a few minutes and this caused a lot of distress with the passengers as they would have to wait a long time for the next flight."
Pros: "Crew service and comfort of the seats"
Cons: "Customer service at the ticketing counter was very poor. Had a terrible experience even with being a sky reawards member. My self and my wife were treated horribly."
Cons: "My row was passed 4 out of the 5 times drinks went by. To say the least I was a bit thirsty on the flight."
Pros: "The food was good, but the service wary slow. The boarding was done well, but the arrival of the suitcases was terrible long."
Cons: "food is so poor"
Pros: "The variety of classical music selection in ICE system is amazing. Immensely appreciated. PERFECT landing"
Cons: "The beverages were served way after the meal"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "I didn't like how there were no vegetarian meals left when it came my turn for the whole flight."
Pros: "Personal attention, friendly smiles, and really the crew couldn't do enough for their passengers. The entertainment was brilliant. Loved the quality screens. Thank you Emirates!"
Pros: "It is an excellent airline with a high level of service and terrific amenities."
Pros: "everything from the boarding to the disembarking was handled very well; the staff was friendly & professional, the planes were the most comfortable i have flown in economy class, the food/beverage service was what you would expect for business class; finally, the price was less that almost every other carrier; i know that have a limited list of flights out of the usa but if possible we will fly them again"
Pros: "I loved the services provided by this airline. I loved the hot towels provided to freshen up and the meal and beverage service and also the movies available to watch."
Pros: "In addition to all the other bests, the Airbus A380 is the best plane I've ever flown!"
Pros: "never turkish airlines ever again!"
Cons: "never turkish airlines ever again!"
Cons: "Cabin crew in business class were not especially friendly and was really lazy during the welcome drink service. They did not even ask each passenger and greeted them to see if they want anything. Instead, they just held the tray of welcome drink and walked around the cabin once, then poured all the unconsumed welcome drinks into the bathroom. Service after take off was abysmal as well. No smile, no addressing passenger by name, all the service was done in a rush and a totally weird manner. The food is not very much to my liking since it heavily consisted of cheese, and there is literally no choice for you to get away with that. Having a traditional Turkish menu is great at one hand, but in this case it was a huge no-no."
Cons: "To whom this may concern: I am writing to express my absolute dissatisfaction and poor experience with the customer service and lack of working amenities on flight #TK11 leaving Istanbul into New York City, JFK. It was sadly a horrible ending to my trip and left me with a very unfortunate impression of Turkish Airlines. Less than an hour into the flight I spoke with a flight attendant making him aware that the USB port was not working so I was unable to charge my phone the entire flight. In addition, the wifi was not working. This is a huge problem because I planned on working remotely that day and my job was under the same presumption. The attendant blamed my phone and did not take my word that I was unable to connect until I insisted further and another passenger in front of me turned to my rescue and agreed with me stating the wifi was spotty and only worked for a short period of time until ultimately shutting off. The attendant did not apologize but said he would check on the port and the wifi and would get back to me. I followed up several times and he fed me the same lines until I grew frustrated that I was being completely ignored all while losing a day's work. During the last 20 minutes of the flight I decided to finally walk to the back of the plane and follow up for the last time with someone else. I explained the situation to the other attendant who seemed as though this was the first time he was hearing about this issue and he spoke to his chief who gave me a customer feedback form to fill out. No one offered me a different window seat to fix the port problem or even Miles Plus points for the inconvenience even though I requested it. I have never felt more disrespected and dismissed on a flight before this experience. As a star alliance member (CX765361), I frequently fly for work and personal trips and out of loyalty and assurance that I would be able to fulfill my work duties remotely given the features this airline promotes. I chose Turkish Airlines because it was apart of this program. This experience did not uphold the company's reputation and by flying with Turkish Airlines I completely missed a full day's work, deadlines and was behind when I physically returned to work. For the inconvenience, stress, disrespect and empty promises, I am requesting that Turkish Airlines reimburse me the portion of that flight. Best, Rachael"
Pros: "the food is good - staff are generally friendly but not great with English if you have a problem"
Cons: "Why does Turkish Air boarding always have to be so chaotic - pushing and shoving, etc. Why cant TK control their business class space - people from economy always coming up for bathrooms when there are plenty in the back....."
Pros: "The staff was courteous and helpful"
Cons: "The air temperature was warm and the food was not good. The choices were not available. I just ate bread and butter."
Cons: "Luggage was held back in Istanbul. It was broken into and never made it to NYC. They shipped to Texas at which point it had been opened and rifled through. Unprofessional."
Pros: "The crew bumber was short fot the full flight. The food used to be better in THY."
Pros: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."
Cons: "This is the shittiest airline. The flight from delhi to istanbul was canceled due to bad weatherBut their customer service is very pathetic. Their was no intimation in a proper manner. They did not try me to adjust in any of their airline. I had to book another flight at a very high price. This is really insane... i will like my entire refund of the journey..."
Cons: "I missed this flight also and tried to get a refund for it because the times were not good for me."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and 36 hours later, I am stuck at a hotel with 100s of other people none of who have a clue how to contact the airline as all the phones are not being attended to. The Indian sales and reservation team as well as the Turkish customer care are not responding to the situation at all."
Pros: "The speed in which the aircraft was boarded and the refreshments given quickly"
Cons: "The lack of order and last minute information not being given"
Cons: "Late baggage"
Pros: "US government sends out travel advisories in timely fashion"
Cons: "Turkish airlines is overwhelmed with schedule changes. They behave in a manner not respecting the gravity of the situation and the need for people to get home. For example, they rescheduled our flights but did not confirm or ticket our flights. They should use all resources to get us home but won't let us fly on Star Alliance code share flights."
Pros: "Better headphones for economy Pillows on seat when boarding"
Cons: "heating controls /cooling tem not very good,"
Pros: "Excellent service!!!"
Cons: "There was nothing to not like about it."
Cons: "My connecting flight was cancelled twice then delayed. I ended up missing my connection in Istanbul and having to overnight there. Turkish Airlines did provide hotel accommodation to passengers in similar situation, however only after wondering around the airport for over an hour to find the TK hotel desk and waiting for an additional hour to be assigned a hotel room and be transferred there, only to learn that I had to check out within two and a half hours after checking in to be at the airport 4 hours before the flight departs. When I finally arrived at the airport, I had to go through a security screening (because I was not suspicious for having entered the country and exiting only 5 hours later). When all of that was done, I approach the check in desk and asked if my seat can be changed, as I had spent the previous 2 days trying to get on my connecting flight, spending over 8 continuous hours at an airport and having had a nightmare night. I asked for an exit row seat or anything in the front of the plane. I was literal told that if I did not like the seat given I did not have to fly. I took the seat originally assigned and spent 11 and a half hours sitting next to a toilette on the airplane with a crying baby next to me and in front of me. To top it all, it took 2 hours to get my luggage once arrived at JFK. I usually love traveling on Turkish airlines and I understand not all of the above is directly depending on them, but considering how awful the entire experience was and how little I asked to be happy, I found them to be extremely unaccommodating on this occasion."
Pros: "Everything was fine with no change of schedule. Turkish airline is more serious now than before. I had very bad experience three times with them. I was saying that I'm never going to fly with them, but this time I did not have choice so I had to fly with them."
Cons: "The menu is always the same and not very delicious."
Pros: "crew,food,seats clean plane,"
Cons: "Not comfort although it was so expensive ticket"
Cons: "Had to wait for my luggage for hours in Istanbul. When I asked them they said they have no idea and urged me to ask to the carrier people by myself! They still haven't found my luggage yet."
Pros: "Good movie choices - the entertainment was relevant and current."
Cons: "The comfort was awful. Such little legroom on such a long flight (11 hours) is unconscionable. I am a 5'9 female and my knees were jammed into the seat in front of me. I can't imagine what it must be like for an even taller person. Terrible!! I will not fly Turkish for long flights ever again."
Cons: "flight had hours of delays barely anyone speaks or understands English.. Lack of help from everywhere from checking in to boarding to take off won't recommend to anyone."
Cons: "Going through security checks twice and running from one gate to another at the last minute."
Pros: "They made us take a bus from the landing plane to the terminal, and it was very very cold outside. Then they made me stay in Istanbul for 6 hours without any type of food credit, unlike most major airlines. Refused to give me the food I'd ordered ahead of time because of dietary restrictions, and only one member of the crew ever cared...the rest were constantly frowning. To top it all off, they lost both my bags and didn't offer compensation"
Pros: "Entertainment channels were good. No leg room. Food was really bad. Okay 5.2"
Pros: "Good crew attention and communication, good entertainment choices, decent comfort for a 175 cm person"
Cons: "Each flight was a little late (as usual, though, who knows why?)"
Pros: "Service was good. Seats were uncomfortable and hard! Entertainment was excellent!"
Pros: "Great movie choices and food"
Cons: "People were screaming because of turbulence and we got zero communication from staff. Terrible on and off boarding. Worst terminal."
Pros: "Business class was great. Comfortable lay flat seat. Tasty food and lots of it. Great entertainment system with endless high quality options."
Cons: "Istanbul airport does not have enough gates to handle their growth in traffic. As a result both my incoming and outgoing flights were embarked by bus from the tarmac. We passed by another 30 planes in the same situation. So it was not a one off."
Cons: "No luggage arrived for 60 people or more. On my first flight to Sofia from Istanbul i miss my flight for technical reasons and then from Istanbul to NY no suitcases arrived. Just terrible experience. Never ever again will travel with Turkish Airlines. They suck!!!!"
Pros: "The hospitality"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Food was excellent. Travel necessities bag was lovely and very useful!"
Cons: "Customer Service at the New York airport was rude and not professional. I missed my flight due to the day beforeThanksgiving traffic and the customer service representative did not show any empathy or compassion. She wanted to charge me a full price. I had to beg her to help me and look for other options."
Pros: "Respect service comfort"
Cons: "The food was terrible and caused me continued stomach problems for days and the entertainment system broke mid flight...."
Pros: "The departure was on-time The flight was smooth and quiet"
Cons: "Meal was tasteless No tea was available during the most part of the flight, and at the end, when tea was served, it was too dark and strong No green tea was available at all"
Pros: "the first meal was very good for airline food. The second meal, okra over rice, was a joke. Not even sure why they bothered."
Pros: "The gift bag designed for comfort was phenomenal!"
Cons: "The staff on this particular flight weren't the friendliest."
Pros: "The staff was very nice and the food quite decent. Best of all was that the flight was half-empty."
Cons: "It was one of these new planes that you now see all over Europe where the seat backs are half as thick as the old ones - basically what you'd find on a bus. Not that awful if you're doing a 2-hour flight somewhere, but on an 11-hour one (Istanbul to JFK) they are excruciatingly uncomfortable."
Pros: "Lots of free space on this particular flight to sleep."
Cons: "There were no toiletry offered on this flight."
Pros: "Awesome food. Good choice of alcoholic beverages, great entertainment."
Cons: "One of the worst knee room."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Very cramped leg space"
Pros: "everything about Turkish airlines"
Cons: "nothing at all"
Pros: "Everything service, food, boring, and the staf"
Pros: "Staff was attentive and boarding was easy. Food was as to be expected and agreeable. Nice having complementary wine. The entertainment was varied and good. Having an empty seat next to me made for a very comfortable flight."
Cons: "Fellow passengers who didn't tidy up after themselves in the laboratory so laboratory really needed attention by mid flight."
Pros: "Good meal and outstanding video options."
Cons: "Gate security in Cairo was a hassle but not Turkish Air's fault."
Pros: "The airport information could be a little more helpful and give better direction where the gates are.....it is like a zoo and information and good direction are not easily available."
Pros: "Good food, comfortable amount of leg room, cool games, and was able to charge my phone. I would definitely consider using Turkish Airlines again for my next trip to Amsterdam."
Cons: "I wish there were more places to sit and to charge my phone at the airport. And the smaller airplanes should have a USB port to charge phones and other devices."
Pros: "Taking 4 different flight , all of them have very dirty seats ."
Pros: "Service and punctuality"
Cons: "Everything was excellent! I will be flying with them again!"
Pros: "Crew was kind but really bad quality price, bad food, no entertainment, lot of delays..."
Cons: "My 2 bags haven't arrived from Sunday 6 January till now (10 January) and all my winter clothes plus other important things are in it. I check every day with lufthansa call center but still no progress."
Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Pros: "Lufta Hanza canceld the flight"
Pros: "United/ LH first called it a mechanical delay....we waited....then the weather caused this mini plane not to take off....long story short...we had to stay in a hotel...nobody gave us a voucher...our helped us with anything....very poor service"
Cons: "Boarding took longer than it should, flight left after scheduled time."
Pros: "Staff was very courteous. Food was pretty ok and drinks were available during whole flight. Lufthansa is a good airline"
Pros: "The flight was very good"
Pros: "Could not get skybridge to operate so that we could disembark. United airlines."
Cons: "Walking under rain from the plane to terminal. Not as good as Lufthansa was some years ago. Old planes."
Pros: "I Luz Myriam will give to Lufthansa 10 qualification!!! in Overall, Boarding, Crew, Food , Entertainment, but 8 about Confort"
Cons: "Just the air conditions was too cold I asked the attendant if can warm my place a little, but she told me the other passenger are warm, she doesn't take care about me, NOT COOL!!"
Pros: "Good service on the flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for over an hour once we were on the tarmac without an explanation and then baggage delivery in Faro was some of the slowest I've evert experienced."
Cons: "Crew was not friendly or very helpful, nothing stood out. As this was the first leg of my international flight, it would have been much better I had proper food, rather than a bag of 6 pretzels, especially since I had to be at the airport three hours earlier, and I had a six hour layover in Newark."
Pros: "Economy seats are not comfortable. The seat cushions are worn out and do not provide good support for long flights."
Cons: "The whole trip was a nightmare. I go out of my way to NOT fly United, In this case Lufthansa somehow just sold the ticket and United was flying it and as usual it was horrendous. We had to be re-routed via 3 separate flights jus to make our international connection thanks to our initial flight being moved up 2 hours EARLY. They closed the door in our faces. That added 8 hours of travel time to our trip which I had booked to minimize travel time as I was traveling with pets. United is the WORST."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly. The plane was very clean. The service was excellent, and my husband and I were impressed by the food quality. They even hand out wet wipes for you before serving food, so you can feel clean! I felt like the seats were pretty normal in terms of size and space in economy class, but obviously, it would have been nice to have a tiny bit more space. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "nothing :)"
Pros: "Everything I like with LH"
Pros: "leg room, entertainment, the pilot was informative throughout the flight"
Pros: "Crew was beyond standard. Very nice and friendly and always accommodating."
Cons: "They ran out of vegetarian meals."
Pros: "food was very good-no plastic flatware! crew attentive, cabin temp good, great selection of movies, hot towels perfect"
Cons: "coffee awful"
Pros: "Staff attentive. Came by very frequently."
Pros: "more comedies movies and more up to date soccer"
Pros: "I'v said it all above. Liked everthng"
Pros: "Lufthansa is one of the better airlines, especially when flying to Germany. They offer a very good service in the economy class which includes free wine (and not only sodas) and a large selection of free newspapers which I value a lot. Newspapers are much more interesting to read than watching movies in my personal opinion. Overall, when aboard Lufthansa, one does not have the feeling of cheapness seen so often on competing airlines. A few years ago, when flying from San Diego to New York, a 5 hour flight on a major US carrier, passengers were not even offered a free drink. Everything had to be paid for. In comparison, all food and all drinks are free on Lufthansa which includes not only wine but also Baileys (a sweet liquor). Given the excellent service, ticket prices charged by Lufthansa are a bargain even if at a small premium over the competition."
Pros: "The flight attendants were good - they run a tight ship, both from a safety perspective and looking out for the passengers. That said, they should have allowed me to move to any open seat, except first class, to accommodate any passenger with broken equipment at the seat they selected."
Cons: "This old plane had broken seats with broken entertainment equipment. After changing seats twice, my ultimate seat still had a loud buzz in the sound system. The flight attendants should be allowed to seat an inconvenienced passenger in any open seat in the event of broken equipment. Space in the seats was ridiculously tight for a 7 hr international flight."
Pros: "excellent. free drinks, food was delicious. attendants were wonderful."
Pros: "The interior of the plane was nice. The new-design seats, even though they were thin, were fairly comfortable."
Cons: "Way too little legroom. I expected better from Lufthansa. The United flight (767-400) I took back from Germany had at least 1.5 inches more legroom and was far more comfortable as a result. I had a good impression of Lufthansa before, but will avoid the airline now."
Pros: "All around wonderful trip and experience starting with the flight. The pilots and crews courtesy was fabulous. I arrived ahead of schedule by more than an hour. Thank you Lufthansa! I will be flying with you again soon."
Cons: "I had no dislikes... just a grand time..."
Pros: "Traveled with my dog. They had empty row so United moved us there so dog can be comfortable under the middle seat. Staff was very nice and offered water and ice for the dog."
Pros: "Staff were all very professional and courteous. Flight on time."
Cons: "Having to sit in last row."
Pros: "Free movie. Good take off and landing by Pilot."
Cons: "Flight attendants were professional, but discourteous. It was not Luftansa as advertised but A UNited airline Plane & crew terrible ! The flight attendants Made you feel like you couldnt ask for anything extra! (Water, juice). The meal wasn't heated all the way, breakfast snack was cold. The seats seemed extra cramped no leg room. You were literally laying on the passenger next to you! They also didnt allow people with children, babies to do advanced boarding it took up so much time! I payed for extra leg room on my return flight which was cancelled by the way due to weather then they gave upgrades to others for free..! While the return flight was delayed I was kept in airport for 8hrs before they cancelled it also unpleasant! That section of the airport had no food, all United Airlines offered us while waiting was sodas! Really? not again will i fly international with UA!"
Pros: "Friendly staff and nice people incl Kay! She was so helpful to me as I'm traveling internationally with 2 kids under 2"
Cons: "Comfort is horrible if your not in comfort rows with extra room. The food is ok but the staff were so consistent and offered food and drinks. The airline should allow pass gets with kid/kids to get on plane earlier not with reg bording passengers. It's horrible how rude people are and impatient!! This would hwlp"
Cons: "Pilot did not yet to avoid turbulences, which were pretty bad. They also lost my luggage which arrived after three days."
Pros: "Everything was very nice. Flight was on time. The staff was nice. Food was good. Seats could have more space. But overall was great."
Pros: "Comfortable and convenient"
Pros: "Being assigned seat only ten minutes before take off is not ideal"
Pros: "Great service and good very friendly"
Pros: "We came with a baby and were assigned a bassinet seat. The service was great. The food was excellent. The seats were comfortable."
Pros: "The crew were nice. They tried to make everyone happy even though the flight was fully booked."
Cons: "My seat was terrible ( middle all the way in the back and the people next to me occupied both my armrests so i had almost no room to stretch so couldn't relax or sleep at all)) and the food was gross i got food poisoning from the last snack ( turkey sandwich ) and they didn't have any ginger ale."
Pros: "I was not worse than other airlines."
Cons: "It was not better than other airlines."
Pros: "Got us there"
Pros: "Significantly more room, width and leg room, with footrests, business class wide arm rests, courtesy kit (socks, mask, toothbrush)... Great entertainment system and large screen. Beats the heck out of united and american!"
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful"
Cons: "First flight was canceled. We were rerouted through to Philadelphia to London to Frankfurt and on to Salzburg. Luggage lost in London still waiting on that."
Cons: "I booked the flight through Kayak - that in turn went through Airfare,com. I thought the flight was with Lufthansa - but it turned out to be with United for the return trip...trouble was no one told United until I checked in at the desk. I could not even check in on line. I spent a lot of time before hand - trying to get it sorted, In the end they said just show up and it will all be ok! Not a good experience."
Pros: "That we had a selection of movies to watch."
Cons: "Got stuck in the last row in the middle of the plane. They ran out of turkey for dinner and got stuck with awful pasta. They should leave that to Italian chefs to make. I am glad I packed some snacks so that I could have something to eat besides the roll, dessert and small salad. The seats didn't recline fully like the seats in front of us so we were really cramped. They also skipped my husband when they came around with the drinks... we had to hit the call button. I will book my next trip with another airline."
Cons: "Lufthansa canceled without warning and offered zero options. They even turned off their phones to the entire public. Will never fly Lufthansa again. Ever."
Pros: "The cree was nice."
Cons: "My bags got lost. Didn't arrive to Madrid. I'm stil waiting. And I have no clothes and I have to take another plain to another city after tomorrow.please help."
Pros: "Crew was nice very polite and helpful that is why excellent rating. Comfort was as good as that can be in economy class, very good food and decent entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit inconvenient as the plane was not at the gate and bus ride was used to access plane."
Pros: "Regestacion online"
Cons: "I am middle size person ,but size between chairs not enought"
Cons: "Worst service, disgusting food, no organization, pettiness with measuring the size of a carry on (including the wheels) at JFK and charging $100 for international standard sized bags (less than 21.5 inches), racist behavior from the flight attendants against anyone who is not Russian, little to no communication with passengers, flight attendants started arguing with people for no reason"
Pros: "Crew were friendly Boarding was pleasant Everyone was helpful"
Cons: "Entertainment was very hard to navigate and to follow"
Pros: "The service is awesome"
Cons: "It take some time to board as there is a need for a better birding procedure"
Pros: "Was excellent"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic"
Pros: "Was really happy"
Pros: "Good flight, departing Moscow wasn't so bad even with the wintry conditions (JFK on the other hand...) Flight staff was friendly and well dressed, video worked, needs were met. Wasn't cold on the flight though I did sit by the window seat so the temperature was adjusted accordingly :) Overall, very pleased with Aeroflot. Would I do it again? Already have a trip booked in two months!"
Cons: "Two go-rounds due to wind sheer in the airport environment."
Cons: "The temperature in the plane before take off was very cold. I was dressed in a warm sport suit and got cold. My daughter was shievering in 2 sweaters. Blankets were sold not given to us only after take off. We had to wait 40 mins to take off which is fine in a busy airport, but couldn't get blankets when needed."
Pros: "The crew did the best they could"
Cons: "The entertainment system was not working for a duration of 10 hour flight. Not even headphones were available. Food could be better relative to other airlines."
Cons: "The baggage was LOST!!!!"
Pros: "Great food, stuff and free movies"
Cons: "I'm still in Berlin"
Pros: "We upgraded our super basic seats for 4500 rubles ($80 in April 2017) for exit row seats, which made a world of difference for a 9 hour flight. Entertainment, food, staff were all great. Toilets were clean and not smelly."
Cons: "One of our checked bags arrived in NYC safely, the other (checked in at the same time!) did not make it. While the delivery service was prompt and easy (we got it by 3pm the next day w/ a call ahead from the driver), it was nerve racking and inconvenient and inexplicable"
Pros: "As always a friendly flight crew. Anyone who flies knows airline food is not great but Aeroflot does a good job. Aeroflot gives the best value for a direct flight to Russia. Always on time and usually a smooth flight."
Cons: "My flight home was not as comfortable as was my flight to Russia. The seat felt well used but I made the best of it with short walks. I know this is not Aeroflot's fault but my seat mate was very large. Although he was a nice person he had an unpleasant odor. I would have liked to change my seat but the it was a full flight. Maybe next time I will try an upgrade on my flight."
Pros: "The crew could be friendlier"
Pros: "No time-wasting connections and good service."
Cons: "Airport procedures at JFK tend to take too much time."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Price was good (not counting all the charge"
Cons: "The sound port was broken on my seat (50A), so for 9.5 hours I couldn't watch movies. There was no wine served with dinner (or even given as a purchase option) We were delayed boarding and leaving the plane. Food was terrible. Not healthy and tasty. Too much bread and cakes."
Pros: "The staff is nice. The movie selection was good. Flight left on time."
Cons: "The second meal was not good. Also, the white wine is not good."
Pros: "Huge delay. We had a toddler and weren't offered the seats behind the wall, which is for people with kids. There weren't even people with kids sitting at those seats. Next time will fly with finnair."
Pros: "Nothing redeeming about Aeroflot"
Cons: "Flight was delayed four hours. Sat on first plane for an hour before they announced mechanical problem. Meal voucher given during airport wait, but no announcement was made and some passengers weren't aware. Staff was curt and unhelpful."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding took forever. The line to beard stretched far into the terminal. Only at the end they decided to let people in faster using a second person. The food was horrible. Flight attendant and the pilot insisted on making announcements in English that sounded painful. They really should brush these people up slightly to improve pronounciation. There was no way to purchase alcohol on the flight. They gave a complimentary noglass of wine with the first meal, but after that you were done. Bringing your own alcohol to drink on board was "illegal". Obviously that's what people do anyway."
Pros: "The staff was very polite and attentive. Flight was shorter than expected; 9 hours total. Fairly clean, well organized. Entertainment was first rate with a huge selection of movies, TV programs, games."
Cons: "The food was mediocre; probably about the worst airplane food I ever had. Can't be sure, but I had GI problems the day after, possibly due to asking for ice in my drink. (the rest of my family did not get sick and we ate the same food but no ice) Also, annoyed that seats cannot be selected until 24 hours before flight. An added stess, esp while you're touring. Fortunately, our hotel concierge was able to book our seats. Overall tho, I'd fly Aeroflot again."
Cons: "U guys cancel my flight"
Pros: "again, the crew and plane were exellent"
Cons: "the food was uneatable i would recommend serving rice in stead of pasta and hard-boiled eggs instead of the omelette, these were the worst dishes. i understand the many calculations that go into making these on0board meals. if you take a look at swissair menu you will find many great things. on the other hand, the cold cut meats and cheeses were very good, i would reccomend putting more russian delights such as potatos and meats in simple form, more butter, and of course beer over wive, which was also not good. thank you for reading so far!"
Pros: "I had a very comfortable seat from Moscow to NYC, with room for legs and no one next to me. Connection was short (in a good way). Suitcase delivered for me."
Cons: "The flight from Moscow to NYC was OK but food was medium. TV series were no so good. Old stuff or uninteresting stuff."
Cons: "The flight from tlv to ny (1 stop in moskow), included 3 meals. 1. Identical. 2. Frozen - non eatable. 3. all - meat. no dairy breakfast."
Pros: "We had short connection and everything went well"
Cons: "I think Aeroflot can do better job on food. Drinks so limited."
Pros: "excellent crew, very helpful always had refreshments and snacks on hand"
Cons: "Food could use some upgrade"
Pros: "Pilots are the best!!! Soft landing!"
Cons: "Question- why the wine didn't serve at flight from Almaty to Moscow? ( departure- January 24, 2016, at 6:...AM . )And only served from Moscow to NYC."
Cons: "I did not see a blanket in my seat. The crew staff told me she was sure there was one blanket for one seat. I trust her. But there was no extra blanket in the plane. As the plane if full of passengers, I had to spend 11 hours with no blanket. No one took care of this issue for the whole journey. Other aspects are good though."
Cons: "Потеряли мой багаж."
Pros: "Entertainment is pretty good, lots of movies."
Cons: "Seats are too small, not comfortable at all."
Pros: "Super company!!!"
Pros: "Very attentive and friendly crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system in busines class was not working"
Pros: "Great experience overall. The crew was very helpful."
Pros: "There was a large variety of movies and shows to pick from to occupy the time on this very long flight. The airplane is new and there was good amount of leg room between the seats."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess! There were people all over the place trying to funner into a single line because there was only one general boarding announcement. Imagine all the passengers trying to board at the same time pushing each other out of the way."
Pros: "They helped me with a wheelchair. They were attentive to my needs and kind."
Cons: "The seats were too close and not very cozy. Food was tasteless. Ear phones were hard and painful. Entertainment was very bad."
Pros: "Wish there was more leg room"
Pros: "Good movie choices"
Cons: "Food was terrible. No leg room at all. My husband is 6 feet tall and his knees are always touching the front seat but in this plane he had to keep them sideways for 9 hours! Boarding was a mess. They let everyone in together without separating people by seat numbers. People block the aisles trying to put their bags in the overhead shelves. It took us 20 min to get through the plane to our seats. After arriving to JFK we waited for our bags forever."
Pros: "Economical ticket price, comfortable seats with decent recline, good movie choices, they give you a pair of disposable slippers to wear, good overhead bin space"
Cons: "Crew has no personal skills and are generally uncaring/ rude. Their English is poor and it is virtually impossible to understand announcements. The cabin is very crowded - seats are jammed in and the aisles can barely accommodate a roll on bag's width. Food is bad! On a 10 hour flight, they served me the exact same food twice and I did not have a choice in the matter. The salad was frozen solid as was the bread and butter. The lease that they can do is defrost the food!"
Pros: "It was great flight."
Cons: "time allocated for transfer was very short and pressing, it was hard for me to make this connection as there is a very long distance between arrival and departure terminal/gates, so I had to run, and being 72 years old, running is no longer my thing."
Pros: "Had a decent selection of movies and things to keep you entertained."
Cons: "Security and airport personnel are mostly rude and unpleasant. Flight attendants were ok. For a 10 hour flight, the seats were very tight and uncomfortable. For sure the worst I've been on for such a long flight. I'm 5'11" as a reference. The food was sub-par, but it is airplane food after all. Boarding was chaotic due to people/families having way too many little carry-on bags. I would only use Aeroflot again for short, cheap European trips...maybe. For long flights, no thanks."
Pros: "I liked when the flight landed"
Cons: "The food was tasteless- good thing I brought my own"
Pros: "Staff at check in, boarding, etc were very curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Food and entertainment system are awful."
Pros: "I had finally great person sit next to mine :) Food was ok but can be way better for that kind of money."
Cons: "Lack of leg room!!!!! And 10Mb of internet is $5???? Really? What to do with 10Mb... one hour would be ok but 10Mb is useless and expensive useless."