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7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,759 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Better entertainment selection"

Pros: "Crew was very warm and friendly"
Cons: "The experience in the Frankfurt airport was terrible! We had arrived from Rome with an hour between landing and boarding. When we were directed to security at Gate Z, there was a huge mob of people, not really in lines. We didn’t know what we were waiting for or where to stand, but we and others around us were very worried about missing our next flight. There was no Lufthansa representative to help. Finally someone directed some of us to a long roundabout back way to Gate Z security. We did get to our gate in time for boarding, only because it had been delayed. Then we sat in the plane for over half an hour. Altogether, it took off more than an hour late, so we missed our flight from Chicago to Minneapolis."

Pros: "The most comfortable coach seats I've ever been lucky enough to sit in (aisle and window in the first row of economy)! First time flying an A340-600, it's a great plane for a long trip."

Pros: "Smooth and easy flight"
Cons: "Food and drinks served late"

Pros: "These ladies work hard on this plane. They were checking on you and serving food or drink every hour. Always polite and accommodating. The seats are very comfortable and roomy. Great selection of entertainment. I would highly recommend."

Cons: "Mine crew 2 ladies"

Pros: "The crew was very professional in their manner and went the extra mile to make sure the passengers were happy and comfortable. Wine was free and they offered a Baileys with coffee service that was a nice touch."
Cons: "Food was so so. I have had better airplane food. Boarding was not grouped by zones, so was a bit slower than usual."

Pros: "All good"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew did their best, but the seats were very uncomfortable;.The food was uneatable."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "Flights being on time. Friendlier staff. They would t have misplaced my luggage."

Pros: "Crew was helpful, food was good"
Cons: "Seating could have been better"

Cons: "No complaints. Good vegan food."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Better selection of entertainment"

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Toilet"

Pros: "The service was outstanding!"
Cons: "Someone stole my phone charger :("

Cons: "Business class with normal seats and empty seat in the middle is not the same."

Pros: "The seats were spacious. I loved the options for viewing, klistening, etc on the tablets attached to the seat in front of me. Great service from the flight attendants. Lots of food service & drinks. Thankful for sitting close to first class."
Cons: "I would have preferred an aisle seat. Difficult to get out of the rows without everyone having to get up."

Cons: "There were 7 families each with multiple young children who screamed and misbehaved the whole trip. After complaining, the staff did nothing. Bad trip!"

Pros: "747-8"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Water was spilled on me by flight attendant. Luggage was left in Frankfort. Did not have clothes or medications, or daily necessities. Must wait 1 1/2 days to get luggage"

Pros: "Plane didn't crash."
Cons: "No leg room. Seats to narrow. Food mediocre."

Pros: "The same"
Cons: "Nothing to be mentioned everything was good"

Pros: "Nothing special just a typical early morning domesric flight no entertainment on board food was a tad bit better going back to the states then coming to europe and at least we boarded at the gate not like when we flew Frankfurt athens where we took a bus like we were in the 80s like cattle that was embarrassing at this time and age"
Cons: "Just happy to have made it safely but nothing special to boast"

Cons: "2 hour delay"

Cons: "Baby kept most of the cabin up for three hours of a six-and-half hour flight. I know this isn't Lufthansa's fault, but they did little to help. Also, business class seats are too hard!"

Cons: "50 min delay, had to run to next flight to make it..."

Pros: "Professional, friendly, helpful staff, especially the Manager at Gates A17 and A18 who helped make sure I got a seat on LH011 after two other, earlier choices I had been put on were cancelled."
Cons: "Lufthansa must work on its domestic-to-international hub feeder system, which is unpredictable. E-mails were sent too late to be useful for knowing what was happening to the original LH009, then LH007 flights, both of which were ultimately cancelled, making the connection to LH400 dicey for the FRA to JFK leg of the trip. Telephone or SMS should have been used for faster contact. I had already printed boarding passes for LH009 about 20 hours before flight time and ultimately arrived at HAM two hours before flight time and thought everything was in order. It ultimately was not, and my checked baggage never made it onto the connecting flight."

Cons: "The on board entertainment sucks you need to upgrade"

Pros: "The crew and plane were excellent and being served both food and beverages were nice."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and legroom was poor."

Cons: "The special meal I got was not the same as I ordered."

Pros: "entertainment"
Cons: "narrow seat"

Cons: "The cabin got a little hot during the night and made it hard to be comfortable. Also, the seats lean pretty far back so I had little room in front of me when the person sitting in front of me leaned their seat all the way back."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Not a thing"

Pros: "The check in process was fast"
Cons: "All the flight were bumping and landing felt very dangerous"

Pros: "Perfect"

Cons: "The boarding process takes too long as people try to take too many things"

Cons: "Seats with no headrest and no entertainment"

Pros: "exception service! Night and day difference from my flight with United. THANK YOU!!!"

Cons: "The offer to travel the next day by giving up the current reservation for a price, making us wait for almost two hours and then telling us that we will be travelling the same day instead of the next day. Initially they requested us to help them as they were over booked with an offer and we informed all our relatives, later with the withdrawal of the offer we had to call everybody again. A whole lot of confusion , discomfort and mental torture."

Pros: "Food and overall service"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "It was delayed by 9.5 hours!!!!!"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. The plane was clean/as to be expected. Overall, the flight was comfortable (again, as to be expected)."
Cons: "Boarding was slow and unorganized. "Dinner" meal could have been served earlier and it could have been more filling (we were so hungry!) There could have been more opportunities to get water. They ran out of water bottles."

Pros: "The seats are hard and we were packed like sardines in the back rows. Wish that they would pass out water more often, we were dehydrated and also cold. Choice of movies were ok. The kids movies were the best"
Cons: "Seat co figuration is awful especially for families. Got very warm on the pls rand then very cold."

Cons: "The seats are even smaller than the ones on small planes; Almost impossible to move even though i'm not a big person by any means;"

Pros: "terrible earphone, could listen only on one ear."

Cons: "It was late, we had connection to Berlin and we were in a hurry And forgot things on the plain. They didn't make arrangements to help us be on time for our connection. We had to run. My name is Dan Chevion. Can we get back the items we forgot on the plain?"

Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Space is horrible on seat 64A economy seating in the 380 is very tight"

Pros: "on time departure, early arrival, decent food, great entertainment options, smooth flying, friendly crew and gate personnel"
Cons: "Seats are thin and barely comfortable (just like every other airline's)."

Cons: "A disaster but was able to arrive 5 hours later to my destination. Better than a day late."

Cons: "Snacks were poor and lacking."

Cons: "Delay that caused us missing the connecting flight."

Pros: "Great crews"
Cons: "Not sure"

Pros: "No problems"
Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "Good flight, nice staff."
Cons: "Food not the greatest and flight over-crowded."

Pros: "On time. Flight attendant was exceptional."

Pros: "Everything went like clockwork"

Cons: "Flight was late and packed and wasnT Lufthansa but United (ugh)"

Pros: "Departed and landed on time; checked luggage returned in a relatively short period of time; crew pleasant; plane reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "In order to access the bus which took passengers to the plane required going down three flights of stairs and two flights up to the plane. This made carry on luggage and personal bag difficult."

Cons: "Mechanical delay on this leg left us in a hot plane on a hot Texas tarmac. We were initially told it would take 15-20 minutes but this incrementally grew to 1-1/2 hours. Even when we were told that we were pushing away from the gate, we didn't move for another 15 minutes. At least tell the truth. Only water offered. Observed flight attendant moving cups along baggage bins.... Don't know if these were the ones he then served water in."

Pros: "The plane, crew and boarding was great, and the food and drinks were quite good. Legroom in standard economy class was passable for a 6'2" person."
Cons: "I booked through the United website as trip from US, have Silver status on United, and Lufthansa's policies of not allowing advance (1-2 mo before flight) seat selection (never on UA nor LH websites) are just horrible. Hard to get through on 800 number, and 1 day before trip answer was still to do it in Frankfurt. Economy plus was $1000 more/person, and even then no guarantee I could choose a seat far in advance. Then, at computer kiosk in Frankfurt, they had a wrong diagram of the plane,as we ended up on what turned out to be a no-recline row which I would never get. I'm 6'2", 230lbs, and wasn't able to sleep on that flight. Had I been able to reserve a seat behind a bulkhead or in exit row 2mos in advance, I would have been fine."

Pros: "Friendly gate attendant. Flight was early into LGA. Going through check in and security was a breeze in Denver, even with the long lines, a lot faster than what was expected."
Cons: "Wouldn't allow me to connect to the "free" entertainment. The leg room was lacking even for someone at only 5'7""

Cons: "There was no entertainment available on this flight. It's a short flight so I don't expect any, however, I continued on to Phoenix that day from Chicago and that is a long flight. I expected free entertainment on that flight, as it was afforded on the flight on the Phoenix to Chicago leg of my flights earlier in the week. The Chicago to Phoenix had entertainment offered but it there was a fee, which I didn't appreciate and did not take part in. I looked around me as much as possible and didn't see anyone else pay for entertainment. Having in flight movies and TV available for feee is a great incentive for flying with United. If these long flights in the future are pay for view, I will not be flying with you when there are alternative carriers who do provide free entertainment. Thank you."

Pros: "Great crew, polaris lay-flat seats are amazing (so nice to not be sitting 'next to' anyone if you have a window seat). Flight got in earlier than expected."
Cons: "Wish they didn't have the double-pronged headphone jacks so you could plug in your own headphones, or at least provide a little adapter."

Pros: "The flight was excellent"

Pros: "I liked the steward Ray on board and stewardess Brianna who tried to make a terrible situation better."
Cons: "The boarding agent was angry, made my theee children cry, and would not answer a simple question. I feared for my safety and did what I could to deflate the situation."

Cons: "Bottom seat cushion was caved in and if the for legs we flew on this trip, definitely the most uncomfortable. Dissapoined that to track your progress on the screen you had to pay for service. Really!! That's pretty darn nickel and diming the customer to death."

Pros: "Comfortable seats for economy"
Cons: "Computers were down in Akron Ohio. Flight was delayed an hour. Chicago was delayed 2 hours. There was an earlier flight i should have been booked on."

Pros: "Assigned seat - delayed because of hot breaks but stayed on tarmac to cool while cooled only about 10 min."
Cons: "Airline stewardess should have suggested mom with young child in lap could move to empty row of seats."

Cons: "Air lines can't keep a schedule."

Pros: "Safe Flight Awesome Trip in & out"
Cons: "No sunshine"

Pros: "I love THe. cak airport. ANd I am flying United again tomorrow"
Cons: "My carry on. Didn't fit. Had to check it after I boarded. Front desk said it was good. I bought it For THaT purpose.. The retailer advertises it as tsa approved carry oOn?"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "No leg room."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "This flight was delayed 3.5 hours because of "weather" in Newark...it was raining......"

Cons: "Seats are way harder than 10 other airlines I've flown in the last year"

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "No food and didn't use the entertainment system.. the economy plus seating could be improved"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Friendly staff, and an informative pilot."

Cons: "No captions in the movies"

Pros: "Crew were fine."
Cons: "Twelve hours of horrible delays, missed connections, and running through airports due to poor aircraft maintenance and mechanical problems. Will never fly United again if I have a choice."

Pros: "Great flight. Flight attendants were great"

Cons: "Absolutely no room in these seats. Back row seats do not recline."

Cons: "Delayed made me late to my next flight which delayed me 7 hours to my destination"

Pros: "The struf waffles"
Cons: "Every thing went well"

Pros: "Larger plane, great comfort. Nice staff!"
Cons: "You have to pay for wifi, nothing to look at during flight."

Pros: "Fantastic service"

Pros: "We left five minutes early and arrived a half hour early."

Cons: "seats were extremely uncomfortable"

Pros: "From Akron to Cleveland it was a great trip"

Cons: "It was over 7 hours late. The second plane was old and in poor condition. The crew attitude des were awful."

Pros: "Great tasting food, excellent customer service, and free wine and beer! Couldnt be happier!"

Pros: "I like the movie options and complimentary beverages"

Cons: "Code share between United and Air Canada, operated by Mesa. Many troubles finding the correct website. Confirmation number changed once. Terminal changed twice while we were at IAH. 1 hour late taking off, 45 minutes late landing. Missed connection in Toronto. Bags showed up in Toronto 2 hours after landing."

Pros: "The United Wi-Fi that I paid for with my frequent flyer miles and the free entertainment via the United App"

Cons: "There was no food serviced and no entertainment"

Pros: "Check-staff was very gracious."

Pros: "Check in 24 Hrs before by phone and upgrade to Economy Plus for me and my husband - we were returning from a ski trip ( we fly twice a year Bs Aires-Calgary during the ski season)."
Cons: "On our return, check in ground staff tell us we can NOT check in skis and boot bags, not even paying. The reason was unknkwn but that is what the system was indicating ... We purchased RT tickets, flew from BsAires to Calgary without a glitch, skis and boot bags, in addition to one checked bag and s small carryon each. For no reason we were denied the possibility to check in ski equipment and provided no reason or solutiion. This was also not a full flight"

Pros: "People only comment to complain. In my case, everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule. The pilots took advantage of tail winds and put us at the gate ten minutes ahead of schedule. The crew was professional, personable and did their best to make everyone as comfortable as possible."

Pros: "Zooooooommm"
Cons: "Where the asciago?"

Pros: "Employees were very nice Very easy to board/check in"

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