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Cons: "Is amazing"
Pros: "second time my flight was delayed for no apparent reason"
Cons: "Nothing as could think of."
Pros: "Food service and choice of meals was good. Nice movie and Show selection."
Cons: "The aircraft was dirty the bathroom was not up kept. The boarding process was horrible considering I’ve flown with Turkish Airlines before. The seat was extremely uncomfortable and the passengers were kicking the chair behind me and in front of me the entire time:/ The plane got really cold towards the end of the flight! The crew seemed irritated and we’re talking in the back quite a bit when we needed assistance. I was disappointed with this flight to be honest !"
Pros: "Turkish Airlines generally has great personal entertainment systems for their passengers."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "The food service was really bad. Not happy with the meal choice."
Pros: "Every thing was ok"
Cons: "boarding the treat you like animals"
Pros: "The flight on time"
Cons: "Nothing. A short flight, not much expectation besides on time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Good company, no delays, good on board foods. I like Turkish airlines"
Cons: "All was good, no any negative impressions. Nothing to write here"
Cons: "Stuardess was very rude and banged on the bathroom door while people were in the bathroom, including me and there was no turbulence. Also would not let people stand and called the captain to lie that there was turbulence so people would seat and he did. Told people to sit down even though they were waiting to go to the bathroom."
Pros: "I liked everything about this flight. As a first time international flyer, I couldn't have asked for a better Airline. They definitely went above and beyond to provide a great experience and vacation!!"
Cons: "The only suggestion would be more comfortable seats. Although, when flying for 13 hours any seat will feel uncomfortable. Turkish Airlines did an amazing job providing essentials to make us as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend this airline to others."
Pros: "Great service overall"
Cons: "The cabin crew were no where to be seen most of the flight at all. Our food trays remained at our seat for far longer than any other flight or airline that I have been on. At the end, people were getting up to go to the flight attendants to give them their trays of food. Overall, the service left alot to be desired."
Pros: "Professional services especially from crews. Boarding/comfort/food/entertainment are good too."
Cons: "It is better that the food has Turkish style."
Pros: "that we got to check in 2 bags"
Cons: "-lost one of my bags"
Pros: "Two really good meals and there were snacks in the back for the time inbetween. The crew was friendly. This was the best flight I've experienced in a few years."
Cons: "Too little leg room. My knees touched the seat in front."
Pros: "The crew was very polite and professional"
Cons: "Food wasn't very good and it took them to long to take back the dirty plates."
Pros: "I liked the crew"
Cons: "The security at the Turkish airport. There were very long lines, people pushing each other, screaming. Security put some extra stamps for particular people randomly. There were three women from the same country with the same type of passport who one of them happened to be pregnant. They put extra stamp on her passport. When I asked one of the security why her he said it was random and it was American procedure. The woman started screaming after she was checked twice more and they started to use a detector on her belly. It was all crazy when another family was checked and the security decided that the three kids were okay but the parents weren't. The security told the parents to separate themselves from the kids for double checking. The father started screaming as well. It was all horrible."
Pros: "Very bad experience i have to think twice before I book airfare now !!"
Cons: "They need to have emergency back up plans for the passengers who is stuck in the airport it must be international law!"
Pros: "The food and empty seats to move away from a screaming child. The crew were polite and helpful."
Cons: "The flight was 45 minutes late and we were glad we did not have a connecting flight. We stood in the boarding line for a long time."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Seats and not alot leg room, the security itself wasnt great ..."
Pros: "I liked the fact that they gave us two meals and offered drinks three times. I have gone on a different airline that charged for everything and wouldn't even sell water."
Cons: "The main dishes were okay and so were the desserts. For some reason the side dishes were weird and didn't taste as well."
Pros: "The entire experience was great, good meals, great entertainment system, wifi on board, great attention."
Cons: "The seats are not the most comfortable for such a long flight. My seat would not recline which made the super long flight feel even longer."
Pros: "Many entertainment choices."
Cons: "We were supposed to have 2 aisle seats but that did not happen. Neither of our seats would recline."
Cons: "Worst airline I have flown, avoid if at all possible. We saved $400 each on a long haul flight from LAX connecting through IST and we should have spent the extra money. Flight attendants are extremely rude, not helpful, the food is terrible, the planes are all old Boeing 777-300 likely purchased second hand and seem to be falling apart on the inside. I saw flight attendants kicking, punching, and body slamming carts and other items to get them to fit in their racks in the kitchen areas, I hate to think what that means for safety of critical items. Just stay away for your safety and sanity"
Pros: "Direct flight is good. Dinner was good."
Cons: "Food for dinner was good but lunch was not not great. Crew was very unfriendly to especially Turkish passengers. Short answer for questions and no smile at all especially the ones on our side."
Pros: "Food and crew were excellent, but one of the seats we were in had a fuzzy connection for the audio of the entertainment system."
Cons: "One of the seats we were in had a fuzzy connection for the audio of the entertainment system. There was a 2+ hr delay in an area with no food or restrooms, and the airline did not give any details or statuses, just kept delaying 30 minutes at a time."
Pros: "Service n presentation. On time departure n food auperb."
Cons: "Some entertainment screen not working."
Pros: "Entertainment is great. Food was pretty good, comparatively."
Cons: "Leg room is terrible. I mean, the worst I've ever experienced on a long-haul international flight, terrible. The only saving grace was that the middle seat was empty. Why they got rid of the Comfort Class seats, I have no idea. These seat are just plain awful."
Pros: "Everything i am very pleased with the overall expirience"
Cons: "Taking buses to board planes but I guess that doesn't depend on the airline but the airports"
Pros: "Almost every thing was good. The plane and seats were good. The movie selections were good. The crews were v good."
Cons: "For long flight over 13 hours, for main meal, the choice was only between 2 meat-meals. (1) Beef or (2) Chicken I was rather surprised and almost shocked that they did NOT have a option for vegetarian food. For any airline not to have any veg option in their main meal was I thought, fairly inconsiderate. The vegi food can be of any style - Turkish, Chinese or what ever. ."
Cons: "Customer servos default equipment moving you to different seat Change the condition for your pet And they would not do anything to make it better my last time flying with Turkish airline"
Cons: "Too hot inside the aircraft"
Cons: "Very poor English (in the plane and in the IST airport) and very poor organization in the IST ariport"
Pros: "Service is always super nice ! Food is awesome. Snacks are great and I love the fresh squeezed orange juice. (They offer alcoholic beverages for who's interested, as well.) Kids menu is good, too."
Cons: "Seat spacing on a 13 hour flight is just about ok not to freak out ... Luckily one Neighbour was my 4 1/2 year old son and the other a very nice man who kept walking around a lot during the flight... seats felt hard and outdated as well."
Pros: "As usual, crew and food were superb!"
Cons: "Very long waiting before boarding. The flight was late, and the boarding was exhausting."
Cons: "Lost my poor mother wheelchair and didn't help her kind of leaving her for hours in corner"
Pros: "Price and flight schedule Overhead compartment size is good Nice variety of films available"
Cons: "Inadequate leg room Touch screen difficult to control, varied from nonresponsive to overreaponsive Food: inedible "pide", only entree choice was kebab, they ran out of chicken. I was in the middle of the plane. Announcements usually unintelligilbe"
Pros: "The in-flight food and entertainment was excellent. They provide many options for food and drinks. The staff is also very attentive and will not hesitate to help you and provide you with everything that you need."
Cons: "I took a transatlantic flight to the USA and like many economy seats in al airlines, legroom was a problem. However, it was better than American Airlines. The seats in general are comfortable."
Pros: "I usually like Turkish Airlines and they're my carrier of choice. I prefer their planes, food, etc."
Cons: "The temperature in the cabin was freezing. After I asked flight attendant to turn it up, they did and for about half an hour it was fine, but then dropped again -- their blanket didn't even help. Also, maybe it's my imagination, but this time food quality seemed worse then usual."
Pros: "The staff was very nice and professional!"
Cons: "The route is way to long. 11 hours is very long, and inconvinent!"
Pros: "i love every thing about the crew they where all simple easy going people they did their best to make sure the flight and the demands of the passengers are been attained"
Pros: "Onboard service and food"
Cons: "Lack of communication from the captain, considering a 110 minute delay. Business class product is getting old and some of the seat functions were not operational."
Pros: "The staff, the food"
Cons: "The lounge in Istanbul is ridiculously overcrowded. The seats in business class are not comfortable."
Pros: "Very responsive and kind flight staff. Incredibly comfortable seats. Most comfortable seats I've flown in. Clean restrooms. Love the hot rolls they give with each meal. Good movie/television selections Good wine."
Cons: "For one of the meals, they only had chicken and beef, and by the time they came to me, there was only beef. (I don't eat meat.) It would be nice if airlines offered a meat option, and a vegetarian option. I found out that you can request this 24 hours before the flight online, but at this point, it was too late. Poor music selections. Was unable to find sleep music"
Pros: "The crew went the extra mile to accomodate my bag due to not having a seat in front of me to stow it. Also, Delta Comfort was exceptional!"
Cons: "We weren't alerted there was a chance of delays. Over two hours late."
Pros: "Having three seats."
Cons: "I had three seats to myself! After getting elbowed all the way from Amsterdam to Minneapolis, I was tired and I slept three good hours."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour to get the gate. Unacceptable."
Pros: "Snacks that include a dairy free option like the kind granola bar"
Cons: "We were delayed like crazy."
Pros: "The flight was very good, no complaints, good service and we flew on schedule"
Cons: "We were split into two boarding groups, one for priority and one for everyone else. This was good but the priority line was just a bit too far away for the announcements to be heard. This added a little bit of confusion. This was at gate B36 at JFK Airport's Terminal 4."
Pros: "Short time and easy on and off boarding."
Cons: "One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight."
Cons: "I will avoid middle seat from now on"
Pros: "Didnt expect dinner but was served"
Cons: "Delayed flight, offset entertainment, touch screen un responsive"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly - very happy"
Pros: "crew kept a great attitude throughout"
Cons: "Having to find my boarding pass to deplane"
Pros: "Everything was great, easy boarding, great idea (board ahead of your zone if you check bag free at gate), courteous staff, good food choices, arrived ahead of schedule, good movies."
Pros: "Clean plane, great breakfast options included with the flight. Crew was polished, helpful and genuinely nice! Gate agents at NYC were knowledgeable, organized, and quick. Boarding was a breeze. Impressive selection of movies for onboard entertainment choices."
Cons: "I thought the $11.00 fee for 30 continuous minutes of full Wi-Fi access was a bit pricey, esp when it kept getting disconnected and ended being about a collective 7-8 mins of access."
Pros: "Personality and charm of the flight attendants made it an especially relaxing trip."
Pros: "Fast boarding and complimentary snacks."
Cons: "I was seated next to a very large woman who came over the arm rest onto my seat."
Pros: "They were comprehensive and tried to move fast"
Cons: "Delayed flight because they didn’t had the crew ready"
Cons: "90 minute delay leaving LAX. Stuck on plane. 30 minuet delay getting to gate after landing at SFO. Stuck on plane again."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Seats are too crammed and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Great selection of movies"
Pros: "Food was plenty."
Cons: "Long security lines at Logan. No free WiFi"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful, fine flight, very prompt"
Cons: "Was unable to board an earlier flight without paying $75. If there are seats it shouldn't be so difficult to be moved."
Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"
Cons: "Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The movie selection is very good"
Cons: "Both boarding the flight and getting off the flight were severely delayed. The flight attendants also seemed to ignore half the plane when handing out drinks and when picking up trash. I had to flag someone down after they had simply walked past my row both times."
Cons: "Got in early"
Pros: "What an easy flight. Run very well!"
Cons: "The crew seemed a bit tired, but it’s the season"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable ... enough. Boarding process, once underway allowed me to get overhead bin and stash my other luggage in the seat below me. Flight wasn't overly booked (85-95%) so there appeared to be room for others to stretch out. Now about that crying kid..."
Cons: "Ugh. Weather delays. The flight was scheduled to board about 7P but it arrived late and they had to not only unload the self-loading cargo, but clean up afterwards. Would be nice to get a better estimate as to how long it would take to board so that I could hang out in the lounge. In addition, departure from JFK was delayed as well, either we missed the IFR window or got stuck behind some traffic and I fell asleep on the plane only to wake up what seemed an hour later just getting ready to hit V1. No upgrade."
Pros: "Being on time."
Pros: "We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport"
Pros: "I didn't get a chance to get the gentleman's name at the gate, but he was able to get me on the earlier flight (since I had NO luggage and only 1 carry on that fit under my seat) and didn't charge me the stupid fee for filling a seat that was empty when I was giving up a seat on a later flight that would accommodate those who missed this earlier flight. Nice to see kindness in an industry that seizes fees on every opportunity."
Pros: "All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines."
Cons: "Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!"
Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."
Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"
Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor"
Cons: "Zero communication to the passengers as to why we were delayed for almost an hour sitting on the plane"
Pros: "entertainment services"
Pros: "Fantastic SFO-based crew serving Delta One cabin. They are attentive, and constantly walk around the cabin to provide service."
Cons: "Delay at JFK (first, the inbound aircraft coming late, then 2.5 hrs taxing at JFK, finally landed in SFO but the gate was occupied)."
Pros: "Excellent video selection, Sweetwater 420, cookies were good. Landed 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Boarded 20 minutes late. Very very cold. Bathroom horribly disgusting. Coffee too cold."
Pros: "Decent food and drink. Flight attendants were very nice, although not quite as excellent as on the other Air France flights which I had on this trip"
Cons: "The seat is angled when fully reclined so there's a feeling that you'll slide off the seat, making it difficult to find a good position to sleep. Video screen seemed quite large. Headphones were noise canceling and worked well"
Pros: "Delta treats diamond medallion members better than any other airlines treats their elite members"
Cons: "No in seat entertainment"
Pros: "I liked the free in-flight entertainment - movies, music, HBO, etc. That was very nice and helped the flight fly by"
Cons: "They should have separate lanes on boarding like United. Then people can line up in the appropriate group."
Pros: "Some entertaining choices but not all clear which ones were in my flight"
Cons: "The food I wanted had sold out by the time I ordered it"
Cons: "I did not like being assigned to a seat that did not recline at all and was given no up front warning so it was a very unwelcome surprise at the start of my 6+ hour flight."
Cons: "Spent 90 minutes on the plane before it even took off."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "The flight was over two hours late because of winds in San Francisco."
Cons: "I got very cold during the flight, the ac was so cold that I had to stay in my winter jacket and a hood."
Pros: "Have not flown Delta for some time and was very impressed. Definitely would fly again."
Cons: "I was charged $65.00 for checked luggage; my layover was only 50 minuets and had to rush...last person to board."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and the food was decent."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "UAL sucks, as expected."
Pros: "Aircraft, cleanliness, crew, food"
Pros: "On time-well organized!"
Pros: "On time. Smooth flight. Crew was extremely nice and helpful. Food was better than expected for airplane food."
Cons: "My particular seat had an entertainment system that only had about half the movies of the other seats. I notified the attendant who told me that this is a known issue that affects a number of seats on the plane."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "I was really surprise that the coach seats were comfortable and had plenty of space. Flight was on time and it was easy to check in luggage. I truly enjoyed my 12 hour flight. I will be booking my international flight with Lufthansa again."
Cons: "The on plane entertainment wasn't up to par. Not a lot of selection for sitcoms, if they had a sitcom it was only 1 episode. 12 hour flight I didn't have much to watch after the first 6 hours. Food was ok."
Pros: "good service on time performance comfortable ride"
Cons: "movie selection was terrible but worst part was landing and the hand off to United. Getting thru customs at LAX was horrible! had a short connection and both airlines just left us completely on our own. no coordination or help getting thru mind you we were in flying business class! and we got a complete lack of assistance getting to our connection."
Pros: "Decent food, wide variety of in flight entertainment (movies and tv shows) and great, friendly service! Overall great value! Will fly Lufthansa again if going to Europe!"
Pros: "Great airline with friendly crew, good food and entertainment."
Cons: "Food was not good. Seat leg room very uncomfortable"
Cons: "More current movie selection would be nice."
Cons: "overall service"
Pros: "On the whole, classy service and comfortable The flight attendant who took the time to help me understand how customs would work"
Cons: "The flight attendant who said she'd get back to me when I had a question about connecting flights. Not only did she not get back to me, but with annoyance asked me hadn't I heard the captain's message on the loudspeaker. The captain had said to ask a flight attendant for further info, which is what I was trying to do."
Pros: "Comfortable, crew are very helpful and cheerful."
Cons: "Food isn't that good"
Pros: "The amenities were a nice touch (headphones, blanket, pillow) and nice selection of current movies. The captain made timely announcements to update us where we were flying over and what our expected arrival time was in German and English."
Cons: "I was surprised that there were at least four dogs on the flight, some without a carrier. I didn't care for one of the meals which was mixed peppers with onions, cheese and potatoes. I thought the meals were overly salted but what airline's meal isn't."
Cons: "My video player did not work properly for the whole 11.5hrs of flight from Munich to LA. It was extremely tough to get it to play a movie. I am not blaming the crew, but their only suggestion was to restart it... Which I did... several times... but the player had a life of its own. Eventually I found a way to be able to get to a movie and get it to play, but it was not easy. I wish that there would be an extra player that could be provided as a replacement... Thank you."
Cons: "There was a 4.5 hr delay due to "technical difficulties". We had to switch planes. This caused me to miss my flight to Tucson out of LAX. When I asked them to help rebook my flight that Lufthansa caused ne to miss, i was told there is nothing they can do. Seeing as how that last flight was not booked through Lufthansa. This is absolutely ridiculous! There were no Lufthansa flights into Tucson so I had no choice but to go with another carrier! So after a long grueling 4.5 hr delay and 11+hr flight now I have to stay in a hotel because my flight out via Southwest was the last one out for the day and The only nonstop flight departs at 12:35 tomorrow. Thank goodness Southwest booked me on another flight at no charge! They take care of their customers. It was not their fault I missed the flight. It was dur to the "techincal difficulties" with Lufthansa. And every hotel within a 8 mile radius has been sold out. And at one point I booked online only to find out upon my arrival, after paying for taxi and havig him leave, thAt this hotel is sold out and should not have allowed me to book online. So after landing at 7:15 pm at LAX I am just now in bed at a hotel after searching and paying for cabs etc. And on my dime! Absolutely ridiculous !!"
Pros: "missed my connecting flight to hawaii, Lufthansa, put me up in a room and feed me, thank you. Plus got me on the next flight out."
Cons: "if I could have got off the plane quicker I maybe could have made my flight. took 20 minutes to de de board"
Pros: "Wrote my thoughts in the wrong section. See Milan to Frankfurt"
Cons: "I had ordered muslim meal but was served vegetarian (meatless) meal instead. Muslim meals can be served with halal beef,chicken, mutton or fish / seafood. Food served was substandard and tasteless."
Cons: "I started to get hungry between meals."
Pros: "The crew did their best to help several people whose seat requests were not honored including a woman traveling with a dog who was given an aisle instead of a window seat. Crew came around with water and juice frequently."
Cons: "Seat assignments were not honored. My husband and I were seated in two different rows even though we requested to sit together in an aisle and window seat and checked in the day before the flight This happened on all four legs of a trip to South Africa. Extremely narrow seats and little leg room. Felt like a cattle car. An aggressive woman with disruptive, screaming children was allowed to Torture passengers for a good five hours of the flight before the bursar finally moved her. This was after several hours of complaints from other passengers. She was eventually moved twice due to passenger complaints. The situation should have been handled after the first complaints which occurred two hours into the flight before the situation completely detiorated Food was terrible and meals ran out."
Cons: "Cramped seating in Economy"
Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived on time. It would've been helpful if more announcements were translated to English."
Cons: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "the person sitting next to me, barefooted the whole flight with nasty toes"
Cons: "The window seats are not comfortable like in other planes. The windows are too high, you don't see anything. The seat is too far from the window so you cannot lean towards it. For a 10 hour flight it was not comfortable."
Pros: "Excellent crew & service; enjoyed the special meal selections and the great movie options."
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "New plane has nice wider seat."
Cons: "Letter size on In-Flight-Entertainment is too small. Units looked more like a tablet and some function seems missing or hard to find. Passenger needed to put on the foam piece to the headset. Hard to do as I broke both when trying."
Pros: "everything else was fine"
Cons: "the bathroom smell. they should have at least a good smelling soap, like lemonsoap.... the pasta was too overcooked."
Pros: "Service was so wonderful - very attentive crew."
Pros: "Service with a smile. Great food. Great use of space for bathrooms away from passengers"
Cons: "Food was quite disgusting. Further, I was sitting next to (6!) babies, who took turns through the whole duration of the flight to cry, shout, and jump around: it was impossible to get any sleep, or work done."
Pros: "Friendly staff, good beverage service, good movie selection. Lufthansa is my favorite airline to fly."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly"
Cons: "The seats on my return fight were terrible! my knees were touching the seat in front of me. nehmen the person ahead leaned their seat back, I only had about 10" from my face to their seat. Terrible! Also difficult to watch a movie with the screen that close to your face; that's terrible on the eyes."
Pros: "Lufthansa flights was great as usual. Super Clean airplane, polite crew, entertainment selection was good, well functioning head rest design!"
Cons: "The western vegetarian/Vegan meal's texture, taste, and quality was astoundingly aweful. It was actually funny how bad the food was."
Pros: "Smooth flight!"
Pros: "Again, service was excellent. The flight crew were attentive and served with smiles. Food was good and all entertainment devices worked."
Pros: "The plane is nice and big, and clean. The flight attendanrs were very helpful, and friendly. My seat was very comfortable, with a lot of leg room."
Cons: "The flight took off over 30 minutes late (in both directions), and the food really was terrible. Most of it was over cooked, and unappetizing."
Pros: "Flight crew made sure to tell me when to look out the window at some amazing mountain views."
Pros: "IT WAS ALL PRETTY GOOD"
Cons: "THAT I WAS IN COACH BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO PAY FOR AN UPGRADE"
Pros: "Very friendly crew, prompt service, smooth flight, clean airplane and the inflight entertainment was nice too. Love the cams on the airplane, to see what's going on outside"
Cons: "The de-icing took some time but obviously it's for everybody's safety, but it did delay us, as well as the ownerless luggage that had to be removed from the airplane. I do appreciate LH making safety their priority"
Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "Twice the choice between chicken and pasta - more variety bumpy landing after pre boarding no announcement that now general boarding"
Pros: "Food was actually daily good"
Cons: "Flight was rerouted to drop off sick passengers. 10 hours after being served lunch and after the sick passengers had disembarked, there was little update on the flight status and no update on passengers getting dinner. The crew did not hand out water or snacks in the duration but instead ate and drank themselves in the crew area. If you wanted to eat or drink you had to interrupt them, and specifically ask to have a glass of water. If as a flight attendant you are hungry or thirsty after not having anything for so long, it's a good assumption the other 250+ passengers are also. Very inconsiderate."
Pros: "Air bus was amazing!"
Cons: "See above. Horrible."
Pros: "We arrived safely. The larger bathroom for wheel chairs"
Cons: "The food was much better than past flights. The crew worked hard to meet the needs of others. More room would be great improvement. Letting friends and family travel and sit with each other on the flights."
Cons: "Cannot ask for more"
Cons: "Don’t tell passengers they can make a transfer flight supposed to leave in 20 minutes because the first flight was late, and then have the plane leave without the passengers who sprinted through the airport after having to go through customs and security again."
Cons: "Seat spacing is small, to the point that it's impossible to remain in the seat few hours without physical pain in your body"
Pros: "entrance with classical music! staff was friendly. probably in top 5 flights"
Pros: "The cleanest of the airport and the airplane"
Cons: "The 15 hours layover"
Pros: "Entertainment players"
Cons: "Organization when boarding (a line vs. a mob of people from all different boarding groups) not organized at all. Ended up leaving about 45 minutes late."
Cons: "My wife and I were separated by six rows. Unacceptable!"
Cons: "1:20 min delay for a 35 min flight (less then 200km on the road). It is even worse if it is during the night (aircraft landed at 0:40 instead of 23:20"
Pros: "Lufthansa crew very professional"
Cons: "More upgrade to be available"
Cons: "The Austrian airlines website is absolutely the worst and least user friendly that I've seen for an airline. I tried paying for my bags and it rejected half of the itinerary's bookings for no reason. It took a ton of clicks to get stuff done and I kept getting errors. Very limited movie selection."
Cons: "Terrible food and service"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, the seat was comfortable"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "It was pretty cold on the plane, Entertainment , was not current on the movies selection."
Cons: "There was a mix up about my reservation/ticket. Was stuck at the ticket desk for 45 min"
Pros: "Both the Lufthansa crew and the well thought out layout of Frankfurt International made it a lot more comfortable to travel."
Pros: "I never try Austrian airlines because this trip was my first trip with them and I'll say that it's one of the best trips I ever had the airport at Vienna it's very small and easy to go anywhere you want and it's super clean and the stuff at the airport are very helpful and they all speak English and I was able to get a hotel room with walking destination from the airport and it was a very good experience overall I'll definitely recommend to anyone and I'll definitely keep them on my top list"
Pros: "The crew worked very hard to make sure we're comfortable. Water, snacks were provided often during flight."
Cons: "My parents were traveling, they dont speak english and I verified with Austrian airlines that they would be assisted at the gates and that they had the correct visas for each airport they had a layover in. I was assured there would be no problems. Upon boarding they were not able to get on their flight. I have never had so many communication issues and frustrations in the middle of the night with an airline. disappointed."
Pros: "Special kosher meal was good!!!"
Cons: "Would like access to coffee more often. :) Internet/wireless did not work for entire flight. Aisles super small. Overall - great experience!"
Cons: "I had a weelchair and nobody assist me in Viene in Austria"
Pros: "Crew was nice enough, entertainment was ok. Food was ok. The plane was old and a little dirty."
Cons: "Boarding was incredibly chaotic, seats were old and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Polite crew. The food was much better that on any airline these days. The boarding process was organized fine."
Cons: "As on any airline these days the leg space in economy class is very limited. The movie selection was OK but not great."
Pros: "The flight staff was very attentive, professional, and polite. It seemed like they were always bringing the passengers things like snacks and drinks. We never felt like we needed anything. This was my first time flying to Europe and flying with Swiss. I will definitely choose them again!"
Cons: "I really can’t think of anything I didn’t like!"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Using a smaller Dadh 8 on this flight meant we had a lovely view of Alps."
Cons: "Poor announcements."
Pros: "Staff was friendly, flight was on time"
Cons: "No snacks on flight of 12h 20min?! I was offered the appetizer (pretzel or biscuit - both of 14gr of product inside). This is unacceptable - overseas flights have to have some snacks No eye mask or ear plugs, nor socks for economy class Outdated entertainment"
Cons: "We landed so close to our boarding time, by the time i got through everything, i was notified that i had to go to gate 11 for a special security check...it was stressful since my flight was boarding...i found it really frustrating . Ultimately the plane waited and it worked out, but the process was long and VERY stressful."
Pros: "I liked the crew on the flight."
Cons: "I was frustrated with the staff at the desk in the airport, as we boarded 20miutes late and they did not feel it necessary to give any comment on the situation. Everyone was puzzled as to why we were not boarding, or if there was a problem. Even the screens did not show any change."
Cons: "May bags didn't make the transfer and were sent on to me the following day."
Pros: "Crew was courteous"
Cons: "No information on delay given until boarded."
Pros: "The air crew service"
Cons: "1. No option to pay for a second luggage; the company website very unclear about the luggage policy; no contact information as well as no web payment service; days before my flight, spent a lot of time and efforts to know that I could pay for a second luggage at the airport on my departure; 2. Paid $120 or so for the second luggage!!!??? After decades flying Austrian I will try switching to your competitors."
Pros: "The rep was able to get me on Air France instead."
Cons: "This flight switch added a layover and 8 hrs to my journey home. Not to mention I was in a middle seat on the. 11 hr leg when I had originally booked a window seat."
Pros: "The direct flight' and the comfortable seat"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable Bathrooms clean"
Cons: "Crew wasn't very helpful and didn't ensure my stroller was delivered at the aircraft exit Had trouble closing my suitcase into the overhead compartment and called for assistance, to which i got reprimanded for opening it in the first place Requested coffee because i couldn't get it myself, being with a sleeping toddler, to which i got a horrible answer: the flight attendant told me i had to get it myself in the kitchenette"
Pros: "I like the food , service and clean airplane."
Pros: "The plane was clean, fresh looking. Flight attendants were helpful and courteous."
Cons: "Check in at Vienna airport was awful! Chaotic, no help! Kiosk software was horrible. Touch screens didn't work. No back button so, if you made a mistake you had to start from the beginning. Passport reader was not working properly. Machines were slow and delayed in responding. Not enough staff available for assistance. Arrival at LAX was even worse. Plane had to taxi for 30 minutes all about the airport runways. Finally got to a gate -almost on the beach! Then had to bus everyone to main terminal. Slow in getting bags to the passenger pickup. It took us 2 hours post touchdown to get out of the airport! Almost missed the airport shuttle,"
Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"
Pros: "Our seats 35 A & C were comfortable as they were to the back of the plane where it narrows to two seats per side row. Seemed like extra leg room. Crew was very friendly and helpful. Flight was smooth and uneventful. Good movie choices. Bathroom was clean and nearby. Plane seemed newer Boeing model. The City Airport Transport (CAT) train from the Vienna airport to city center was fantastic. We were able to check our luggage and get boarding passes where we boarded the CAT at the metro station and did not have to wait in line at the airport...wonderful system!"
Cons: "At the gate there was a line formed for a second passport check but it was not clear to passengers that they needed to go through this line. A significant number of us had SSSS on our boarding passes which required us to go through a second, more thorough, TSA security procedure. We had to remove shoes, take electronics including phones from cases, have purse contents gone through by personnel, be screened for residue, etc. Due to this process and the fact that we were not advised to stand in the line, a number of passengers went through the second security check at the last minute which caused our takeoff to be delayed. The pilot made up the time during the flight. I ordered low sodium meal which ended up to be the same food at both meals which was a disappointment - pasta with tomato, eggplant sauce."
Pros: "Good service, nice staff (better than US carriers easily)"
Cons: "2.5 hours to receive baggage - this might be on LAX"
Pros: "Good food, lots of movies, flight attendants friendly"
Cons: "We paid to pre-book our seats and when we got on the plane they had been given away. We heard several different reasons, none of which made is feel better about the two middle seats we were told we had no choice but to take, while people who had NOT prepaid sat in our aisle seat. It was offensive to be forced to pay to select our seats in advance on a major international airline in the first place, and then to not have those honored just made it worse."
Pros: "It was clean Lunch was good"
Cons: "There were no vegetarian options for snacks"
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze, although the flight was not full. Food was good, but as I dozed off during courses, they decided I was finished and took all my food and didn't offer anything when I awoke shortly after. (this will go in the 'didn't like' section as well. Bed was comfortable and comfy blanket and pillow"
Cons: "Crew was not friendly at all. Amenities kit was burlap sac with nothing worth keeping or using -- even the eye covers. Business class bathrooms had nothing to offer in the areas of hand/face creams. All there was were hand wipes and air freshener. (OMG! SERIOUSLY!?); a big difference from their partners (i.e. Swiss and Lufthansa). Crew was not present -- not only were they very unfriendly they were no where to be found. TV/video didn't work properly -- kept fast forwarding or changing channels on its own. The crew of course, was not concerned."
Pros: "Free wifi on the return flight"
Cons: "Give me some knee room. I'm only 5 10 - What happens to the tall people?"
Pros: "No unnecessary waiting. Excellent service!!!"
Pros: "It would be nice to see AUA learning from other airlines on how to board a plain. To date it is chaotic, unorganized, messy and unnecessarily unfriendly. Interestingly enough it compares well to the non-existing system for lining up at Skilifts in Austria: Use force to squeeze everybody around you or cheat your way in sidewise. Not exactly my cup of tea."
Pros: "The staff was very pleasant"
Cons: "Very crowded plane!"
Cons: "Thay did not let us in the plane because they changed the name order on the ticket"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and quick. Got to LA within 40 minutes."
Cons: "They could've provided some snacks."
Cons: "The cabin was extremely hot for almost the entire flight. I had my pants rolled up to try to stop sweating. I asked for some ice water to help cool down and although promised, it never arrived. I was not able to sleep as a result."
Cons: "I purchased a business class seat, fully paid six months in advance. There was a last minute change in the type of aircraft, I was downgraded to economy plus. BA never tried to contact me in advance or gilve me any other options. It was a nasty surprise but I had no other choice."
Pros: "On-flight entertainment. Great selection of movies, TV, music. Timely boarding and early arrival."
Cons: "The flight attendant who served me apparently doesn't like Americans. She was very cold to me although I was as polite (or even more so) than others. When I handed her used service items she snatched them out of my hands."
Pros: "Flight left almost on time and arrived on time. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Wasn't able to select a seat ahead of time like with other airlines. Seat rows way too tight (even for a normal 130 lb person like me). No good movie options, very limited selection. Food pretty bad, but that's almost expected this day and age."
Cons: "FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED IN THE LAST MINUTE, I WAS STRANDED IN LONDON AND HAD NO COMPENSATION"
Pros: "Nice plane and nice staff"
Cons: "No free water or coffee? Absurd."
Pros: "All of the flight attendants were extremely sweet!"
Cons: "It is difficult to get in and out of chair. I wish the chair handle would be moved up . Every time I needed to go to bathroom , I hurt myself."
Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "no dairy free food options"
Pros: "The crew was great! Very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "The crew and entertainment was great on this flight! Other than that, it is kind of hard to find positives."
Cons: "We were delayed by 30 minutes for whatever reason and then we were trapped in the air for 11 hours in tiny seats. The seat wasn't very comfortable and I didn't have much room to sit and for my legs. I had a stupid box under the seat in front of me with airplane stuff in it I guess, so that took up some room under the seat in front of me. I had my legs stretched in the aisle most of the flight. The food wasn't great, but what airline food is good? I was really expecting this aircraft to be like the Dream Liner, but overall it was just a big tin can in the sky."
Pros: "The plane was new and everything was up to par."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like other than flying in coach!"
Pros: "Regardless of many flights, this was my first experience with BA on transatlantic flights. And I was pleasantly surprised. Very well mannered crew, politeness, help, all... Food was great as well. Overall great first impression and definitely will fly again with BA."
Cons: "In general, it was ok, can't complain."
Pros: "Across to entertainment helped pass the time"
Cons: "On an 11 + hour flight it's extremely difficult if not impossible to get any sleep when you can barely move your seat back. Try removing some seats ...yes, I know impossible"
Pros: "The food and the boarding crw comfortable"
Pros: "Plane safely landed to LAX"
Cons: "started with long delay, service was ok, crew not helpful and friendly. I have been flying with BA for more than 10 years but the services have really deteriorated over the time."
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "the seats are horrible! I expected more comfort on an airbus. there was less room on the international flight than on domestic flights on other carriers!"
Pros: "I liked the extra compartment and arm rest by the window seat."
Cons: "The crew wasn't too observant. I had my blinker button on for 40 minutes because I realized I was never given a headphone to watch tv. As I patiently waited, I saw the flight attendants in the back doing nothing but chatting. So I tried clicking again in hopes they would head and come to assist me. But nothing. So I had to hail one over for headphones. They also kept the curtains open the entire flight even though people were trying to sleep. I had to put a jacket over my face to block the light and so did the person sitting next to me."
Cons: "Would have liked the option of internet - even for fee on the 12 HR flight from London to La. otherwise great"
Pros: "We enjoyed the entertainment on the flight. The crew was great too!"
Cons: "We were right in front of the restroom, closest to the back wall. We kept hearing the toilets flush and had to deal with all the people in line for the restrooms. It just felt a little crowded back there. Boarding wasn't ideal either. We were delayed 3 hours and couldn't get a confident update until we actually boarded. The only thing near the gate was a Starbucks that took cash only. That's more of a problem with the airport though. Overall, for an 11 hour flight, it was quite enjoyable."
Cons: "Aside from not being able to leave for almost a whole day, they lost our luggage upon arriving to Los Angeles."
Pros: "The food was good and the leg room was very good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "On both flight s going to LAX to London and London to LAX we were sitting in the back of the plan with all the families with noisy kids. on the flight to London I had two twins in one seat it was difficult for the mother and the children were all over the place. with a tantrum at the end of the flight because of having to have the seat belt on. On the flight home we were in the last row and all kinds of crying kids. If I ever fly again on British Air I want a seat further forward but if is hard to pre book your seat. We are in our 70's and would like a quieter area."
Pros: "Not a darn thing."
Cons: "The flights at Heathrow had been delayed all day, according to the pilot from Paris to London. Well all except the connection that I missed due to a lot of slow moving people and delayed take off. So I was directed to stand in the rebooking line to get on another flight. I stood in that line for over 6 hours! Once i finally reached the counter, I was told the next available flight wasnt until the next day, and that I would be put up in a hotel for the night. The hotel was an hour bus ride away (which I had to pay for), and my arrival at the Hotel was too late for me to use my meal voucher for dinner. There were many other issues as well regarding misplaced baggage, trying to charge me twice for my extra bag, along with several efficiency muckups causing insufferable delays. What a disaster"
Cons: "Worst flight ever! Crew very unprofessional. The plane was filthy and most seats did not recline. It was a night flight but they were unable to turn the lights off. We took off almost an hour later because they did not have ice nor snacks."
Pros: "On time and nice."
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system! Food was good too!"
Cons: "Flight crew was snotty and condescending - put off by doing their job. We didn't ask for anything - they are just rude. Lost bag - 8 days later - still missing!!"
Pros: "Entertainment, food, drinks, service."
Pros: "Good service. Very gracious that the plane waited for us arriving late from Rome."
Cons: "Lost all our luggage"
Cons: "Departure time was 4:10 pm, and they finished boarding at 4:45 pm. Then we had to sit in the plane on the tarmac for another 2 hours, while the captain kept coming up with the weirdest excuses about why we are delayed. First they had to do a manual passenger head count, because the numbers didn't add. After an hour, he says they are finally done counting and are waiting for the truck to push the plane on to the runway. He says that since this is a A380, it needs a bigger truck that is in short supply at Heathrow!! He came on the intercom few more times in the next hour with more excuses about why we are delayed, but by then I was too mad to remember what the hell he was saying."
Pros: "I booked a window seat and the booking was dropped, but there was a special to upgrade to economy plus and things worked out just fine. Food was good, and seat comfortable in economy plus"
Cons: "they messed up the booking The added compartment next to the window did not open and was a waste of space."
Pros: "Heathrow Terminal; Check in easy. Staff knowledgable Security smooth until you reach carry on check. Disorganized area very cramped, 3-4 individuals at a time to place items in trays."
Cons: "Gate not assigned until 1 hour before boarding but this issue would be workable if the assigned gate is A. I am 68 years old the trek to gate C was ludicrous."
Cons: "Having to collect my luggage in philidelphia then check my bag again for the transfer to lax."
Pros: "The actual aircraft was well maintained and inviting. The crew and the food, as always, was outstanding."
Cons: "Two things: 1) My screen wasn't functioning properly. I did tell a crew member and she re-started it for me; but, it continued to glitch and was, for the most part, unusable. (The touch screen was unresponsive and kept getting stuck). 2) When the person in front of me reclined, her seat was very close to my face, giving me very little room. I didn't want to do the same thing to the person behind me, so I kept my seat upright, which didn't help. I only got up once during the whole flight and I know it was uncomfortable for the reclining person because there was no way to exit without jostling her."
Pros: "Good selection of movies. Flight attendant super nice. Provided plenty of drinks with meals and brought around water and juice in between."
Cons: "Too many sweet things in meals."
Cons: "Unfriendly flight attendants (with exceptions), mostly older women with seniority and nothing to spare in terms of customer care. Food service was very very basic for a flight of this duration (>10 hours)."
Pros: "Cabin Crew were great"
Cons: "Food was OK but the chicken wrap was awful."
Pros: "Service was very good. Attendants made sure you were comfortable and made hourly rounds throughout the flight. Brought water, juice and snacks."
Cons: "My seating stunk. Made the mistake of not checking in when I should have and was in the second to the last row of the plane in middle section. Needed an aisle seat to get up and walk more. Make sure to check in when you can!"
Pros: "Was on time"
Pros: "We've met one nice and polite employee from British Airways."
Cons: "The plane was delayed and no reason was given. My boyfriend got selected for a 'random' security check and because he helped carry my bag for two seconds they had to check that one as well. As a result we were the last people to board and delayed the plane even more and then announced to everyone as we were boarding that we're now ready to leave so we got dirty looks from everyone. They straight up didn't even take our luggage on the plane and got an email while landing that we won't be getting it until the next day. The cabin was very, very warm, they barely turned on the AC after asking them, awful food and no option to buy another. And worst of it all all everyone was so rude, no one apologized for the luggage or for anything really. This was the return home from our holiday trip, where British also lost our luggage (more than half of the trip we had no clothes and had to buy new ones), we were delayed by almost a day and had to add an extra stop to our anyway very long trip. And had an 'amazing' British Airways employee ask us why would she apologize for us being delayed for so long, it's not her personal fault. We still don't know the reason for the delay, btw. That was at no times communicated."
Pros: "The crew were ALL super friendly. My first time on a flight were ALL the stewards were polite, kind and helpful. Usually there's just one, if any. However they were all so friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Although I was in business class the service seemed unattentive and sparse. The crew did not check for passengers needing additional drinks and did not clear the empty glasses until almost the end of the flight. Overall, the crew seemed more suited to economy class than business class."
Cons: "We had a 4 hour delay . At the boarding the crew was not given accurate information. I even had to go to customer service and than tto a station manager to make sure that I would get the correct information. Once handled the crew and also the station manager was good."
Cons: "I arrived in Los Angeles on a Saturday and was told my luggage was still in London but they would have someone deliver it to me the next day (Sunday) 5-8 pm. No one showed up or bothered to call. I checked the status and was told 10 pm. No one showed. I was then told 12-1 AM. No one showed. No one bothered to call. No one showed up until 3 AM Monday morning. I took my frustrations to twitter and it looks like this is a common occurrence with British Airways."
Pros: "Organized boarding, nice and friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Food was mediocre at best, seats uncomfortable for such a long flight"
Pros: "The best-flight entertainment I have ever had on a trans-Atlantic flight. The flight also arrived forty minutes earlier than estimated."
Pros: "Well it was operated through American Airlines so it wasn't BA. I don't understand why they do that. And I didn't know it at time of booking. Anyway flight was annoying at first bc it took 10 years to take off. The crew was so so. There was a rude attendant who was male and a really nice one. The guy seemed irritated to be working or asked any questions. The food was decent. And I was lucky to get my own row. So I slept the whole 10 hours. I'd have to check the plane next time I flew with American. The plane on way out of states was awful!!! So it was meh overall."
Cons: "Rude attendant Wouldn't let me use bathroom while it talking 30 years to take off."
Pros: "On my way to Dublin it was good service everything went smooth boarding, crew and food"
Cons: "On the way back from Dublin I did not like the fact the airplane did not have any entertainment. It is a long trip and just to sit down for more than 10 hours is difficult."
Pros: "Great seats, comfortable plane"
Cons: "The Baby bassinet is a bit small and like a beach lounge chair. It looked like our son was about to be fired out of a catapult."
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