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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Attendants appeared intolerant and impatient. Not the pleasant courteous crew flying into Japan."
Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."
Pros: "Everything. Was just outstanding."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The food was good. Seats were as comfortable as any flight is."
Cons: "There were no diet soft drinks available on the flight."
Pros: "The movies they offered."
Cons: "How long it took the flight attendens to come back and take trash and out trays for both of the meals. It made it super uncomfortable in the tiny space available. Also, not enough knee space, especially when the person in front of you puts there seat back. I flew with American Airlines on the way to Japan and I had plenty of room but I wish it was the same coming home."
Pros: "Very warm attendants Excellent food for the price paid Highly professional crew Efficient boarding and ontime takeoff"
Pros: "There was more leg room than most airlines, friendly staff, and good movies and food selection."
Pros: "The JAL flight was great. Seats were comfortable and leg room was very good. Crew was excellent too and very attentive."
Cons: "The food was not good at all on this flight. My last flight on JAL in 2010 the food was excellent. Not sure what happened but the quality of the food has gone down and it was disappointing. Luckily had a bite at the airport before boarding to sustain us on this long flight."
Cons: "Seat was too hard"
Pros: "Extremely kind staff, spacious seating, good food and great entertainment. You can only make an 11 hour flight so good but they did it"
Cons: "11 hour flight! Can't do much about that"
Pros: "I love flying jal"
Cons: "It's not so much the flight as it was the plane, the 787 seats recline too much for the limited legroom you get so if the person I front of you reclines all the way you will ride with there seat in your knees the whole way"
Pros: "everything, the courtesy of the entire crew, the way they show care and respect and compassion to the passengers especially the seniors"
Cons: "flight delays"
Pros: "Flight attendants provide fantastic service with a smile. Business class meals are top notch."
Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."
Cons: "The father next to me that spilled two drinks on me. I didn't even get an apology. Beyond sold out plane too..."
Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"
Pros: "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."
Pros: "Fare price was unbelievable. JAL and AA combined to make my flight very pleasurable and memorable. This first leg, on AA was smooth and allowed me to go to my connecting flight easy without having to go out of security and back into the international section of LAX"
Pros: "I am all right for travelling by Japan airlines this trips to Taipei. My hometown."
Pros: "Had Hindu vegetarian meals, which were good for airplane food and much better than the "standard" fare for the rest of the plane. The flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Space under the seat in front of me was very cramped - a large box for electronics got in the way and made it difficult to get into a comfortable position, which is tough for an 11-hour flight.. The plane was completely full, and my husband and I had to sit in separate rows - I was never able to switch the seats, even though I called several times and tried at the airport as well. Entertainment selection not as good as the American flight out. The JAL website (English version at least) is not very easy to use."
Pros: "There was a huge amount of new and classic movies to chose from to pass the time. The crew was friendly and professional. The food was decent. I like the variety of food choices and some of the dishes were delicious (salmon and rice). The seats are pretty comfortable. They aren't great for sleeping in, but the flight was decently quiet and dark for some time. I would recommend bringing a pair of earplugs and a neck pillow."
Cons: "The bread could be better. I would have the bread be softer and warm. A warm croissant as a substitute would be amazing.The butter could be softer (like margarine) so that way it can actually be spread onto the bread."
Pros: "Everything! JAL employees go above and beyond to deliver perfect customer service with a genuine smile."
Cons: "Nothing! No complaints here"
Pros: "I like everything about my flight"
Cons: "There was nothing to dislike"
Pros: "Asian vegetarian meal"
Cons: "limited rest room facilities"
Pros: "JAL ' service is nice."
Cons: "I didn't like MSG in food."
Pros: "The flight attendants are very friendly and polite. The seats in economy are generous and as comfortable as they could be in economy on a 10 hour flight. The two meals provided were pretty good for food served on an airplane."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "the AA flight to japan was the worst flight I've ever been on! tv sreen didn't work, space was tight, food terrible, two sets of headphones bad, I could go on but I don't even want to think about it anymore"
Cons: "getting off"
Pros: "excellent food,comfortable, easy check in process"
Cons: "my bag was deemed not carry onable by staff but I had checked to make sure measurements met carry on criteria"
Pros: "Service with a smile goes even longer for long flights. Excellent service throughout the flight. Loved the feeling of spaciousness, even in Economy. Great sleep as a result."
Cons: "Number of movies available in Entertainment was limited, especially compared to competitors like Singapore Airlines. Ran out of good choices on a long flight."
Pros: "Best R/T I have had, service to food to cleanliness."
Pros: "Good food, real silverware, blanket and pillow provided to economy class, crew offering water and tea through the cabin constantly but unobtrusively."
Cons: "Long, long flight, not much leg room."
Pros: "I've been always flying with U.S. airlines this past several years just because transits are easier. I forgot about how friendly and nicer JAL crews are. Their food is much much better. They served us with a cup of Haagen-Dazs icecream for dessert while a Fatboy is normally served by other airlines. I was impressed by how spacious the foot area of their economy seat is. Because I felt quite comfortable, I slept five hours straight during the flight which is phenomenal to me. I will definitely fly with JAL again!"
Pros: "SERVICE was amazing and everything was very smooth"
Pros: "Great movie selection, food was decent, good beverage service, good temperature in the cabin, good leg room"
Pros: "Clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Vegetarian Food, inflight entertainment was horrible. Even the air hostess approach Was unexpect from JAL. If it was any American carrier it's expected to have such service."
Pros: "The crew's attention to detail, service."
Cons: "Sort of bumpy flight."
Pros: "Customer service is great."
Pros: "Great 12hr flight"
Cons: "Loved everything!!"
Pros: "The people, let's be honest, the Japanese just have a genuine humble way about them, where they actually derive pleasure from providing quality service. In short, they are better human beings, and having a flight with them taking care of me, is a sort of heaven"
Cons: "Food quality."
Pros: "Japan Airlines was a pleasure, from beginning to end & in between. The flight attendants emulate joy in their service to others, they are observant to the clients' needs even before they are asked for help. In a long flight such as this was, it was obvious that they also tend to the comfort of the passengers by ensuring that the restrooms are always clean & presentable. Will fly them again whenever I have the opportunity."
Cons: "Can't say that I have ANY complaints at all!!"
Pros: "It was perfect!"
Pros: "Booked the flight on Japanese Airlines and the Jal flight to Japan was fantastic."
Cons: "What I didn't know was the Jal return flight to the US was operated by American Airlines. The flight was packed, my inflight entertainment was broken, my folding table was broken so all my meals had to be held up by my knees , and I had a kicking screaming baby seated behind me keeping me up the whole flight. The crew was very rude and irritated by the full flight so the service was also terrible. Never flying with AA again."
Pros: "Service N crew n entertainment."
Pros: "You guys couldn't be any more polite, attentive, courteous. There wasn't a moment during the flight that one of the flight crew was near in case you need something. Definitely best experience in an airline Thanks a thousand"
Cons: "We had a last minute flight change to extend my business stay in Asia. Our firm contacted JAL on 3/1 to extend the return date from 3/3 to 3/8. We were told that it was done and just call back on 3/7 to confirm flight. When we called back on 3/7, they said the flight was never rescheduled and could not find a voice recording of the request. Despite our offering of evidence of our other ticket from Osaka to TPE (3/3-3/8 round trip) showing that it was not a no-show, and we have phone records of calling JAL on 3/1. Nevertheless, their customer care center in CHINA was firm that it cannot be done. The money has been wasted. Ridiculous service for a 3,500 business class ticket."
Cons: "Old entertainment system, terrible food"
Cons: "Screen was small and movies start at certain times."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "All was great!"
Cons: "Plane had no fuel so we had to wait 2 hours For it to refuel elsewhere. Then the crew ran overtime so we had to wait 3.5 hours for a new crew. From exactly where the plane had refuelled"
Pros: "Kind crew Left late but made up time in the air"
Cons: "Very crammed seats No entertainment even though I called and asked before the flight and was told there was"
Pros: "Flight crew friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Tiny, uncomfortable seating, many screaming children in a very small area and nearly everything on Hawaiian Airlines costs lots of money. Not worth the high ticket price by any means."
Pros: "Complimentary items"
Cons: "Purchased headphones for a screen that didn’t work."
Cons: "I wish the airline goes back to serving real meals for breakfasts and dinners on the longer flights like going to the islands & returning to mainland. We were expecting warm decent meals like what they use to serve in the past rather than snack type breakfast and sandwiches & chips for dinner, on coach with extended leg room. This is one of the enticing parts of flying this airline."
Pros: "Hawaiian Airlines is fantastic. Great crew, great service. Loved the bbq chicken sandwich and chips for free. And the free rum punch drink!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad. It was fantastic."
Pros: "I like the space and comfort of the seats"
Cons: "That you had to pay to watch a movie.american doesn’t charge for that. But overall it was a good experience"
Pros: "I was attended to without being bothered, fed and watered often."
Pros: "Easy and perfect!"
Pros: "On time,friendly staff."
Cons: "No room,food so so, way charge for entertainment?"
Pros: "Staff was friendly. The safety video was nice."
Cons: "No vegetarian options, no entertainment options"
Cons: "Sure don't like paying for baggage and watching movies! Those items should both be free!!!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment available."
Cons: "Seats recline into your lap. Very bad... Flight was way too hot, temperature wise, and no personal Air fans."
Cons: "Boarding was the usual slow line of people trying to stuff their bags in the overheads -- not much they can do to improve that I guess. Disembarking seemed to take longer than usual. Didn't open the door right away."
Pros: "Great staff and overall very enjoyable..."
Cons: "No entertainment.... really? You can't offer a movie or tv show for free?! That's really silly. Also, my bag got DESTROYED. Cracked, torn, wheels pulled off. Pretty ridiculious. Can't believe I had to pay to check my bag and now have to throw it out and buy a new one!"
Pros: "The seats were amazing... very comfortable."
Cons: "The flight attendants were unfriendly, cold, and seemed very annoyed. The entertainment was VERY pricey - that was an unwelcome surprise for such a long flight. I would rather bring my own food and be able to distract myself with a series of complimentary movies."
Pros: "Relaxing music on the plane, extremely friendly staff, efficient, and comfortable. The comfort level was basic - not a super updated aircraft - but overall a great flight experience."
Cons: "Everything was great. Aircraft wasn't super updated but no problem!"
Cons: "I was unable to select a seat within the 24 hour window prior to departure, other than paying an $80 upcharge for an aisle seat. On the phone the day prior to departure, I was told by the HA agent that "the airport controilled seat assignments" at that timne so she could not help me get a seat, and that the extra charge option on the website was the only choice I had. This process struck me as bizarre/dishonest. I will not be back unless I can select a seat prior to booking."
Pros: "I liked that they serve meal in a short intrastate flights.Service was wonderful."
Cons: "screaming and unruly kids and their parents who think it's cute that they act so totally out of control."
Pros: "It was spacious seats were somewhat comfortable"
Cons: "I thought the Leia were included in the price we paid for flight. Sad that their was no free in flight entertainment. Flights I've flown on other airlines traveling way less time have free entertainment. It's too long of a flight to not be entertained."
Pros: "No food and uncomfortable flight"
Cons: "The flight with Jet blue to Los Angelos was so uncomfortable"
Cons: "Too strong a/c. So cold."
Pros: "I like the crew coming back from Hawaii. They were very friendly and accommodating and had a sense of humor. This was on the 2:50 pm flight from Honolulu to LAX. I did like having a meal on the plane that was free and complimentary wine. Thanks!"
Cons: "I did not like the check-in process at the Honolulu airport. It was a hot mess. Lots of flights going out at 2:00 pm. and the lines were confusing! Very few were directing us. We saw big signs that said: step 1, step 2, and step 3 but no real designation for anyone to follow. TSA pre-check should be clearer. If you are going to another island or if you are going to the Mainland, be clearer which line to get in. Bigger signs please. This was a chaotic self check-in. Thank goodness I came to the airport 3 hours early. Much better organization at the LAX airport."
Pros: "Smooth and comfortable flight. Nice hot food!"
Cons: "There are no free movies."
Pros: "Flights were not full, so lots of space to stretch out. Really makes a difference. I wish flights weren't so crowded/more space all the time ;("
Cons: "Should be more free entertainment options."
Pros: "Very courteous staff."
Pros: "loved the staff!"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "There was a long line to TSI check in. We almost miss our flight."
Pros: "Good customer service and fast departures"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Nothing- 4 hour delay on the Tarmac and they did nothing to advocate for us getting off the plane or keeping us updated."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "They allow 25 lb carry on unlike other airlines and have in flight entertainment."
Pros: "ambiance great, crew was all helpful with a smile, leg room much better than United. food was good though small portions but that is good.complimentary tv selections also good."
Pros: "Friendliness of crew and good beverage choices. Even higher quality liquor choices. Love the food I had on the flight."
Cons: "Small bin space but really didn't affect me."
Pros: "food and beverage service friendliness of the flight crew clean restrooms"
Cons: "no free in flight movie"
Pros: "Experienced pilot with smooth takeoff and landing. Nice flight attendents that were respectful of those who were sleeping. Comfortable seats and headrest that is foldable for possible sleeping."
Cons: "Had to pay for movies."
Pros: "Overall a comfortable flight."
Cons: "No free snacks like other flights"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Limited entertainment unless you pay more."
Pros: "The crew were nice and expedient."
Cons: "Seats were tight and uncomfortable."
Pros: "On time. Handicap treatment"
Cons: "Legroom. With such little space, seats should not be able to recline."
Pros: "They serve real food and don't charge you extra!"
Pros: "The seats were comfy at least"
Cons: "No free snacks. I can't believe that on a 6 hour flight we weren't Given at least a bag of chips free of charge : $3.00 freaking dollars for chips!"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very sweet and happy and the plane itself was nice and new. The complimentary meals were a huge plus as well"
Pros: "Faster than scheduled. It's creative to combine Hawaii's landscapes and activities in the safety video before plane takes off."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy."
Cons: "Seas are horribly cramped making for a very uncomfortable red eye experiences. Cabin crew were police but nowhere near friendly."
Pros: "There just seemed to be very little leg room for anyone who is average sized. The seats are kid and petite adequate but not the average height person. The seat cushion was also lacking for a 6 hour flight. Overall the flight was great and the service was excellent."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "The flight was amazing. Checking in was easy and the code worked easily. The airplane seemed new and the attendants were super nice and had great attitudes. I will fly more often with Hawaiian Airlines"
Pros: "service was excellent. lovely flight attendants."
Cons: "Entertainment was expensive. No vegetarian meals."
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "No usb. no lcd screen"
Pros: "The service and accommodations were fantastic. Comfortable inside. Food is always a plus. The one thing was that it was expensive. The ticket was about even but to buy any entertainment was pricey. No issue if you bring your own."
Pros: "I always love flying Hawaiian, nice planes, nice flight Attendants, they are always on time or early. Their food and beverage service is great too!!!! It's always a pleasure to fly with them. I make multiple trips per year."
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