Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Asia to Boston
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I like the spirit of Christmas in some of the staff."
Cons: "Board people by section instead of a madsive line."
Pros: "The crew was polite, responsive and friendly. The food was very good and served hot. For a flight to Japan, I thought $1,000 round trip direct from Boston was an excellent price considering you got 2 complete meals and additional snacks. Much more than I expected. Would fly Japan Airlines again."
Cons: "I don't think there was much that could have been improved. The seats were as comfortable as could be expected when paying an economy price."
Pros: "Delay of check in with upgrade"
Pros: "Punctual and direct flight NRT-BOS. Time-efficient."
Cons: "Entertaining in English"
Pros: "Privacy of window side seat"
Cons: "Please contact me immediately!"
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "PA system was used excessively."
Cons: "seat was uncomfortable (cushion very hard)"
Pros: "Japan Airlines hasn’t the best customer service of any airline I have ever flown. Flight attendants aren’t very friendly and they give you a lot of food. The entertainment was great as well."
Cons: "The staff at Tokyo Narita was slow and unfriendly, which doesn’t reflect well for Japan air."
Pros: "I had a pleasant flight experience with JAL. Nothing to complain about."
Cons: "I was able to choose an aisle seat but it did not go through. I have to get to Narita to be able to get an aisle seat."
Pros: "I would recommend to everyone JAL"
Cons: "Inflight WiFi is very slow and choppy. I wish we could get a stable and high speed connection."
Cons: "Meal was served frozen."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "From bathroom amenities to food/drinks on board. Japan airlines knows the meaning of service and I had a very pleasant flight."
Pros: "I love JAL! The customer service was top notch, the food was delicious, and it was very spacious for economy."
Cons: "The dinner meal was not what I requested. A roll with breakfast would have helped. The shrimp was good what was under them was not so good. We had to wait tell last minute to sit together."
Pros: "Service is outstanding. Attentive but not invasive and always with a genuine smile. Will fly JAL every time it’s an option"
Pros: "Beverage served immediately after flight take off. And to follow dinner was nice as well as breakfast in the morning. Coffee could be better but overall a pleasant flight."
Cons: "There was no vegetarian option for food."
Pros: "JAL was very flexible with me leaving a day earlier due to tropical storm which I greatly appreciated"
Cons: "would have liked more food options and recent movie selections"
Pros: "Business class seat was good."
Cons: "Temperature was kept too hot to sleep comfortably. Service a little slow. It took almost 3 hours to finish the first meal."
Pros: "The flight is on time,service is excellent."
Pros: "Sakura lounge was excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment system was bit unsteady."
Pros: "Japan Airlines still provides all the services to make for a comfortable journey. The airline staff are excellent, the food is good and there are no bag fees."
Cons: "I did not like that we could not book our seats until 72h before departure."
Pros: "The staff continued to check on the passengers throughout the flight. The food on the flight across the Pacific was excellent for airline food. Used trays did not stay in front of the passengers for a long time. They were removed in a very timely manner."
Pros: "The workers are always wonderful."
Cons: "Food was not as good as in the passed."
Pros: "Everyone on the flight was very nice and helpful. Food was excellent! There were a lot of choices of movies to watch. It was probably the best flight experience I've ever had and I travel overseas quite a lot. If I ever get the chance to fly them again, I will. Great service and outstanding experience."
Pros: "Polite service, comfortable flight, no delays"
Pros: "Staff- the ladies in flight were very friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Sorry, my seat really uncomfortable..."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and plenty of leg room. Food is much better than US airlines and so as the service! Will fly JAL from now on."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "WiFi was very flakey, and could not complete the Credit Card transaction to login... Wasted several hours."
Cons: "Didnt realize that Veg Meal, i needed to explicitly request while checking in. ended having bread butter and deserts"
Pros: "Our flight had a long delay, but one we were on board it was a short and smooth flight."
Pros: "Roominess of economy seats."
Cons: "Poor movie selection. Heavily skewed to action/terror/suspense. Very few dramas, and none of them current."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and pleasant. They were very accommodating as well."
Cons: "For my entire flight back I was so hot I could hardly stand it. I had to change my clothes and it still didn't help very much. My meals were also pretty bad on the way back, which is odd because they were not bad on the way there. It was definitely one of the worst flights that I've ever had, mostly because of the heat."
Cons: "My seat was not comfortable and it was uncomfortably warm."
Pros: "Good food and punctuality"
Cons: "No English subtitles for English speaking movies"
Pros: "The service was excellent and the seats were really comfortable"
Cons: "The food choice was a bit poor"
Pros: "We left on time, we arrived early. The crew was very polite and helpful. The food was decent on board and the seats were comfy."
Cons: "I wish they flew all over the USA, American carriers should be ashamed"
Pros: "Japan airport is big and too much shopping needs to be done, and liked the fact that boarding started just 15 minutes before departure which gave me ample amount of time."
Cons: "Movie selection wasn't the greatest. The mid-flight meal was a burger instead of the beloved ramen."
Pros: "Service & Food"
Cons: "Flight from Taipei to Tokyo was delayed and ultimately cancelled because of "mechanical failure". Many passengers on the flight including us had international connections through Tokyo, with only an hour between flights. It was clear we were all going to miss this connection, but in a frantic and haphazard way, the JAL crew's only solution at the gate was just to get us all on the next flight out to Tokyo (I believe via China Air) no matter what our individual final destinations were. They said "from Narita, they will handle all your connections to your final destination." This was a bizarre solution. Why not reroute us individually on other partner airlines, through other countries/cities, from this international airport in Taipei, like airlines usually do? (Also, all of this disorganized communication by the JAL crew at the gate was never translated into English, I just happen to speak a little mandarin and was able to understand what they were directing us to do). My wife was the one who searched for an alternative route on her phone (through HK instead of Tokyo) via their partner airline Cathay pacific and showed it to the JAL rep at the transfer counter, and through a series of radio and phone calls, only then did they say "there might be seats left", but they couldn't book the seats for us there. In order to make the flight, we had to sprint ourselves to a completely different terminal and concourse to another transfer counter to finally book our seats on this Cathay flight. Needless to say, our luggage did not get pulled from JAL in time to make it on the Cathay flights, so we are waiting 2-3 days for them to hopefully be found and sent to us. Overall, I was completely disappointed by the JAL staff, who didn't take responsibility or ownership of the situation, and who's solution to just fly everyone out to Tokyo, no matter our final destination, and to leave us to figure out our connections there was extremely short-sighted and irresponsible, and was a total disservice to their customers. I expect much more from this airline. On another note, we flew JAL from Boston to Tokyo, and Tokyo to Taipei: the food was terrible and food options were really subpar for an international flight, I would've expected much better from JAL and the dreamliner flight."
Pros: "Flight attendants are really kind and patient."
Pros: "good selection of movies and audio, responsive and caring service crew. Plane cabin was clean and the flight was smooth"
Cons: "Passengers in front alway lowered their seats and the amount of space to move for someone over 6 feet made the flight uncomfortable. the woman in front of me was short too so I did not understand her need to push her seat back. The seats should not the ability to be lowered to the extent they were. It makes for an uncomfortable ride"
Pros: "The service was great. Some of the food was great. I like the snacks they give out on Japan airlines."
Cons: "The dinner wasn't so good. I think they could use some improvement in that area"
Cons: "Food variety"
Pros: "Staff were helpful, pleasant, and attentive. Really appreciated that due to the length of my layover in Doha, I was given a hotel room - which I hadn't asked for, and which Qatar Airlines personnel told me I might be able to get, and then arranged or me. That's excellent service!"
Cons: "I wish NO ONE's seat tipped back - space is already tight, and if everyone just stayed in their own space rather than tipping seats aback, everyone would have more room! Once the person in front has leaned their seat back, it's impossible to really use the tray, which is pretty frustrating."
Pros: "Staff is nice and polite."
Cons: "Need more movies choice and TV"
Pros: "Seat where comfortable and thank needed more leg space"
Cons: "Good was poor bcz going and back was same menu of choice of food."
Cons: "I had a carry on plus a laptop bag. On the website they say you are allowed to carry a personal item such as handbag or a laptop bag along with the carry on piece. This guy at Nagpur airport says the weight of both these combined should be under 15 lbs. are you kidding me?"
Cons: "I didn't like that my Amex was used fraudulently to purchase 3 tickets to a place I would never visit with Ahmed and Mohammed and respectfully request, while I am disputing this with Amex that you credit me the 3 tickets purchased. Thanks!"
Cons: "We requested the wheelchair but it wasn’t provided"
Pros: "I think that my review and comments about the first portion of the flight apply equally to the second portion of the flight. Despite my criticism of the food, the flight attendant service was above expectations."
Cons: "The food. Hire a chef that knows how to make the food palatable."
Pros: "The business class service is second to none. Very courteous staff, superb on demand menu with ausome selections."
Cons: "Cleanliness of cabin. Aminity kit is outrageous."
Cons: "just did not like the baggage policy for carry on"
Cons: "I didn’t like the spicy food"
Pros: "The crew was FANTASTIC!! SO kind and helpful, and went out of their way the whole flight to assist us with anything and everything we needed! :)"
Cons: "There was a person name Manzoor at Lahore airport working with Qatar Airways ticketing he was asking me to pay him $50 to help me get boarding pass. i will also contact Qatar Airways about this incident if this issue is not going to forward to the airline please let me know."
Pros: "Food was good and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Had to wait 3 hrs because of a system malfunction. And had a screaming toddler behind me the entire 13 hr ride. The headrest on the seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "They claimed they have free WiFi, but this is not true. Passengers has to pay if they want access to WiFi. Uncomfortable sitting and you cannot adjust it to a comfortable level. Crew keeps demanding sit need to be upright."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "The food sucked."
Pros: "I fly a lot, and I notice when things go well. There is nothing I can complain about with Qatar; their equipment is up-to-date; their service is first-rate; their record for on-time departures and arrivals is excellent, and their food is good! I will gladly fly with them in the future."
Pros: "5 star service"
Cons: "no wifi"
Pros: "I had an exit seat"
Cons: "Service was only fair, no power outlets for a 15 hour flight. Seats too narrow. Only good options for every meal was chicken and vegetarian"
Pros: "Love the service, love the crew!"
Pros: "Food was far superior to any other airline food. As was customer service. Airline payed for a nice hotel during lng layover."
Cons: "Clearing immigration in Qatar took about two hours. They had so many staff overal at the airport, but were super understaffed at immigration."
Cons: "There's not food which was on menu I did not eat"
Pros: "Beautiful airplane with an incredibly hospitable staff. Food was delicious, seats were spacious and comfortable. Couldn’t ask for a better 14-hour flight!"
Pros: "Always fun flying with them."
Cons: "Nothing disposable about the airline but booling process gave me a headace"
Cons: "Out dated inflight entertainment system"
Pros: "Great service, on-time flights, very comfortable planes in excellent condition. Great value for flight cost, BOS-KTM, through DOH. I would fly again with them."
Cons: "Lots of mediocre movies to select from. Very slow deboarding in Doha onto buses."
Pros: "Qatar airways is the best in middle East"
Pros: "On time. food were good in general."
Cons: "Complimentary hotel for 10 hours layover is needed whether or not if it's an economic passenger. Air stewardess can improve basic English pronounciation of English is her / his second language."
Cons: "Food is not fresh, very uncomfortable seats and very little leg room."
Cons: "Food and behaviour of hostess serving in our line I.e. Seat 34 b & 34c"
Cons: "On O-Hare Airport, Qatar Air Line's staff is very rod, I never recommend to anyone. Now if anyone ask from me then i refuse to buy Qatar Aiway ticket then they buy Emirate or other air line tickets"
Cons: "Food could have been better. Dessert was disappointing, more choice could have been good."
Cons: "no one came to help even after asking for assistance"
Pros: "They make you feel welcome like you are a big deal unlike most US airlines. Ticamporn was a great hostess especially . Food was great as well."
Cons: "The layover was too long"
Cons: "They gave us a small chicken sandwhich for breakfastand the next meel was over 6 hrs later with a small bag of chips in between. I was actually hungry when we got off our 13 hr flight."
Cons: "I had cancelled my flight with qatar airways due to the current political problems. My ticket was booked through the agent airfare.com. They have handled the issue terribly. To start with. They said that they have to charge me a $615 penalty on top of the $750 i had payed for the ticket for cancellation. They mentioned that ill be refunded my $750 from qatar as they got a waiver for me. I received $250 from qatar airways and nothing yet. Airfare's customer service staff is highly uncooperative and v rude"
Cons: "Check in crew in Lahore ganged up against me and wanted to extort £200 for taking me laptop on board along with my hand carry. No where in the world has an airline ever asked me for this, and I fly a fair bit. Since I didn't allow them to extort me, they forced me to throw away my brand new Delsey hand carry at the airport. I had no cover as they threatened to if load my luggage and not let me fly home. Not a 5 start airline from any angle. Will never use Qatar again!!! This was my first and last flight with them."
Pros: "Among airlines, theirs is one of the best. The have good leg room in economy, good food, good entertainment, and an excellent cabin staff."
Pros: "Amicable staff"
Cons: "Baggage was damaged. They seemed to be running low on vegetarian food (despite having selected so online) - I was compensated never the less."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Poor management didn't provide a hotel for layovers more than 12 hrs"
Cons: "Somebody smoke in the bathroom. My husband went and told the crew. But nothing was sone. They should have announced in the plane and action should have taken."
Cons: "My overhead light didn't work, my tray was broken, my headset was faulty (they replaced it on my 3rd request, my luggage didn't appear on the carousel for 1 hour and 50 minutes."
Pros: "13+ hour flight is never an "excellent" experienced but QA does its best. Great cabin service. Decent legroom. Food is good but not *quite* up to the standards of some competitors. Doha airport is great. Modern, convenient and clean."
Cons: "Security screening in Maui was horrendous"
Pros: "Boarded on time; crew smiling & attentive"
Cons: "Don’t put anyone in Row 26, unless it’s free; No view at all.....,"
Pros: "Kind and efficient crew."
Pros: "On time - got the seat I wanted - comfortable (for coach)"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Leave on time"
Pros: "Nice, friendly & informative"
Cons: "Honolulu cookies!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. No information given to passengers for several minutes. No attendant at the the gate to obtain information."
Pros: "Attendants were okay. Some could have been friendlier."
Cons: "Food selection. Only one entree was served. Lasagna No meal for me since I am lactose inyolerant"
Pros: "Great seat configuration on A330"
Cons: "Cabin was a little too warm. Would rather have it be cool and have to put on a sweatshirt."
Cons: "The food was so bad. Too Dry."
Pros: "We enjoy flying with hawaiian"
Cons: "Leaving on time and not having to board a different flight because of mechanical issues."
Cons: "TSA and bag drop 2.5 hrs."
Cons: "I was surprised no meal service for a five hour flight I thought it was required when flying five hours that you would get a meal, when booking it said a meal would be served, no meal. Also no earbuds for the entertainment offered. Disappointing."
Pros: "The boarding process was very smooth and quick."
Cons: "The attendants were not pleasant, especially one gentleman who was quite rude. For it to be a 10-hour flight, you should not have to pay for snacks and drinks. It was also very cold on the flight, uncomfortably so, for many passengers."
Pros: "Short, quick but still excellently-served flight."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Great service very clean plane"
Pros: "No line to check out bags, hassle free to board, easy to find out seats, friendly staff. LOVE the USB charger in the seats and the complimentary “rum punch”!"
Cons: "Cabin could have been a degree or two warmer, it was very chilly. Seats in general cabin were very close together and we couldn’t get out of the seat when the seat was declined in front of us...we’re average sized humans and were pretty scrunched."
Pros: "Great crew - really made the flight enjoyable. They served a hot lunch and a cocktail before landing."
Cons: "Plane was a bit dated. No internet or in-seat entertainment."
Cons: "Baggage was delayed almost an hour"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, the plane was very clean and comfortable,"
Pros: "Pleasant accommodating flight attendants."
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: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "They didn't allow me to sit with my two daughters on this long flight. Food was terrible."
Pros: "Very happy"
Pros: "A few of the flight attendants were friendly. Water was cold."
Cons: "The food, sandwiches specifically, were absolutely horrendously disgusting. This was the first flight I’ve been on with excessive advertising, and the TVs couldn’t be shut off or dimmed when this was occurring. We used to love this airline but tonight’s flight them down there with every other bottom feeder airline."
Cons: "Movies are very expensive"
Pros: "Everything was wonderful it was a very pleasant flight. Food was good and movie & TV choices were amazing."
Pros: "Service and food options were good. Just don't put mayo on the sandwiches."
Cons: "Bathroom in the main cabin did not flush with water. Plus it was littered. We had two seats together on the right side of the plane. Very tight. And then the woman in front of me reclined her seat making me claustrophobic."
Pros: "Staff gave out some wonderful fruit drinks."
Cons: "Flight was hard to get boarding passes printed out. Had to go through agents, and couldn't use kiosk very well. Window seat was changed to an aisle seat last minute so I couldn't look out as we landed in Kauai"
Pros: "Short flight connection"
Cons: "Online check in and Check in terminals at airport didn’t work"
Pros: "Our flights were delayed in both directions!"
Cons: "The long delays. Also we were seated st the very end of the plane and were not able to change seats."
Cons: "The plane shut off air conditioning right before passengers deplane. It’s hot outside. Imagine the temperature inside a metal tube."
Pros: "LOved the Airbus plane with chargers and video screens at each seat! Super friendly crew and attentive continuous service!"
Pros: "The Crew: excellent customer service! The Food: Top chef Sheldon nailed it! Newer model plane: Much nicer ride however the seat bottom was not padded enough"
Cons: "The seat bottom was my only complaint"
Pros: "Two male attendees, tried to help. Female supervisor rude and turned us down no problem."
Cons: "You guys should put CHECK IN time on your tickets, like most do. My mom and I missed our flight by 4min!! I'm suppose to photograph my friends wedding tomorrow which I'm going to miss his ceremony AND my mom lost one day of work which is a huge deal and ONE day of being in Hawaii out of the four days we planned. I got it as a gift for her, and now were both in our apartment in orange doing nothing, when we are suppose to be arriving to hawai for the first time ever. So upset, and sad and bummed. What a let down. 41 min before our flight and there was nothing anyone could have done. I was on your site for over an hour checking all the guidelines about bags, carry ons, where we need to be and i didn't check in time at all. I just can believe this, a hotel room paid will be empty, and well be here waiting until tomorrow so we could repeat the same thing this morning. waking up at 530 a, heading to LAX in traffic from orange . why."
Pros: "The brunch was a great touch, was actually our first time in First Class. The tablets were nice for passing the time."
Cons: "My only (small) complaint is that my seat wasn’t working right, the recline feature didn’t work at all, and the leg rest was kind of wonky."
Pros: "The staff at the terminal and on the plane were awesome!! The plane was roomy compared to the bigger airlines. Didn't feel like I was in a sardine can. Would HIGHLY recommend this airline!"
Pros: "Boarding went quickly Sufficiently watered and fed Amiable staff"
Cons: "Having seat belt buckled over blanket..? The seat was uncomfortable (not something the crew could've helped with)"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "options for vegetarians"
Cons: "the food, there was no vegetarian option. The first plane was very small and uncomfortable but the return was good."
Pros: "big new Airbus A330 plane with bells and whistles."
Cons: "big plane means more passengers and more time to load, unload and get your bags."
Pros: "The seats felt bigger in coach than Alaska, Overhead bins seem larger too. Gave food for the longer trips. Not bad either. The crew was very friendly and looked like they enjoyed their job. Boarding was fast, and plane on time. Liked having the small screen monitor at the seat."
Cons: "Like having 24 no penalty cancellation that other airlines have. If have a full flight like having a no charge to put your carry on luggage for free into cargo."
Cons: "Too crowded, lousy food"
Cons: "Pay for entertainmen"
Pros: "Some helpful cabin crew"
Cons: "Decrepit plane, broken seat, husband and I were assigned seats at opposite ends of the plane, inedible food"
Pros: "Airbus aircraft was in nice condition. Cabin was clean and relatively quiet, aircraft design isolated in-flight wind and engine noises. Takeoff and landing was smooth. Piloting crew was professional. Most of the flight attendants were very hospitable."
Cons: "One flight attendant was consistently rude and grumpy. She is definitely in the wrong end of the business. Flight was only half-full and I feel flight crew should have been more attentive. It was an afternoon flight, and no was was expecting to sleep. I had to get out of my seat to ask for coffee and water refills more than once. Hey, flying nowadays requires you stay in your seat as much a possible, and to that end the attendants should help, not continue to do as little as possible and the bare minimum."
Cons: "The fact that flight attendant just left food on my tray when I didn't ask for it. I get motion-sickness very easily, so I would like to avoid food if possible. Would appreciate more consideration towards that, like leaving a note instead of leaving the food without asking me first."
Pros: "Very helpful customer service rep."
Pros: "Great. Very smooth and comfortable!"
Pros: "The food was amazing"
Pros: "When you lose your phone in the business class seat and a technician goes to find it once you land in Zurich and the day that it has miraculously disappeared there isn’t much to like at all about Swiss Airlines. Swiss Airlines isn’t going to hear the end of this is they don’t agree to replace my son’s phone. My husband is a lawyer and we are prepared to bring this to the public."
Cons: "My son dropped his phone in business class seat and the ground staff technician claimed it wasn’t there. Theft at its best! Swiss Air better take responsibility for their shady staff and agree to replace my don’s Phone promptly or we will take this to the public eye and courts. I’m sure we could get a big class action suit."
Pros: "From start to finish, Sevdije was in great hands. She had to be in a wheelchair, and there were three connecting flights in countries where she doesn't speak the language. It could have been so complicated, and everyone made it SO EASY. She was all smiles when she arrived in Boston. THANK YOU!!!!!!"
Pros: "Best trip ever, flight crew fantastic. Great hospitality from the crew, pleasant and very personable. Will definitely fly Swiss Air again."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "Hard to see monitor for films and to hear through earpiece."
Pros: "Crew was polite"
Cons: "Outdated aircraft. Too little seat space. Mediocre food. Mediocre entertainment. No device chargers.terrible policy of requiring passangers to buy seat reservations--beyond annoying."
Cons: "Delayed, bad entertainment system, lost our luggage"
Pros: "The crew was superlative, and after I was stuck for an hour at passport control I found the captain waiting with my dog(in his crate) to make sure of his well being. He said he made sure he kept the climate control at 20c the whole time on the plane. You hear all these animal horror stories but this went above and beyond."
Pros: "Great food, snacks, and entertainment."
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "TV's did not work. Food was lousy."
Pros: "Very courteous attendants."
Pros: "Unlike some airlines the cabin crew is professional in appearance and behavior- courteous and pleasant. My husband and I enjoy the fact that ski equipment is taken without additional charge. The direct flight to Zurich is very convenient."
Cons: "Having to pay for seat selection"
Cons: "We (parents) were business class, but our two kids in coach, yet Swiss doesn’t allow “guests” in the lounge. Hmmm. What a bunch of BS."
Pros: "Small screens. Hard to use"
Pros: "The staff was courteous and effective. The pilots made up time after waiting for a few connecting passengers."
Cons: "The food was edible but not up to the usual Swiss Air standard."
Pros: "Flight is conformable.. Crew was fine."
Cons: "experience at the Zurich airport was not good. They checked our passports 3 times before we got to our gate. Swiss airlines should account for these things when they give options for the connections. we had about and hour and half layover and did not even have time to have coffee or anything before a 9+ hour flight. We just ran from one flight to another and barely made to our flight.."
Cons: "space at my feet!"
Pros: "They are the best airline flying to Boston."
Cons: "Because there was no way for us to check in early or online and they did not send us an email directing us to do so, they put us on standby even though the flights were paid for months before. We couldn't sit together--they wouldn't even try, they let the computer do it randomly as we boarded. They put my son through ridiculous strip search security measures, and when my passport fell into to the steel bullet of a garbage can, they didn't help and my son and I figure out how to go through it to get my passport. They could not have been more unhelpful. Plus the food was terrible, and delays both in taking off and getting to the gate. I will NEVER fly Swiss Air again."
Cons: "See above about missed flight because of SWISS and no help or communication. Still haven't left and not happy."
Pros: "See above. Zurich is a very easy airport and even though our layover was short we never felt rushed or stressed."
Pros: "Crew and people were fantastic!"
Cons: "LONG lines again. No luggage even with a 4 hour layover"
Pros: "Very pleasant and friendly attendants. Food good, you'll never feel hungry! Love the chocolates!"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi on board."
Pros: "Every time I go back to Greece I always fly Swiss. Always on time, good times, clean, and helpful crew."
Pros: "Same as above!"
Pros: "Attentive crew offwring water frequentlyflight"
Cons: "Flifght was far from full and I am small.so the very tight seat configuration was not a problem."
Pros: "food and crew were excellent: good meals, free wine."
Cons: "Screen was dim and low-resolution, controls slow and hard to use, no power outlets."
Pros: "crew very friendly.food excellent- thai curry vegetables, snacks. the flight arrived ahead of schedule despite slight delay. I appreciated that this was Swiss operated so no charge for skis, boots and poles."
Cons: "Not sure why loading is not by aisles, seems not that efficient"
Pros: "Business class was full so I could not get an upgrade. There were only 4 lavatories for economy. One of those was broken and there was no water in any of the 3 remaining ones. The crew had no water either and they could not make tea or coffee."
Cons: "Food: not so good! Entertainment: in the section of the new releases movies was old not new:) And my bag didn't come on the and :("
Pros: "The crew was very nice, I felt bad for them as people were constantly complaining."
Cons: "The tv's did not work, was extremely disappointing."
Pros: "Courteous staff,"
Cons: "Only one food choice, meatloaf + mashed potato. I don't care for meatloaf."
Cons: "Same as above."
Cons: "Bag is missing and no one at bagga area to help! Have waited almost an hour!!!!"
Cons: "The flight crew was horrible. The desk crew inept. A wheelchair was requested but not there on checkin. Pre boarding did not happen as was supposed to. Older person male at desk was rude, insulting and sarcastic. This did not happen on Boston end. The person was there with wheelchair at the Boston gate and assisted us. Not in Zurich. What about handicap travel? Swiss????"
Cons: "Would have been 5 stars overall if not for two hours of a child kicking me seat and occasionally poking my arm."
Pros: "Best entertainment package of Movies/TV/Food available on commercial airlines."
Pros: "Upgraded to business class. Very professional and attentive crew."
Pros: "The captain refused to turn on the AC until we were just about to leave. Many passengers were complaining. The crew refused to help or do anything. Then during the flight they kept the air flow down to a minimum so again it was boiling hot. DON'T FLY Swiss Air if you like normal temperatures!"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and accommodating. I LOVE that we were given ice cream and chocolate - only wish I'd been given more chocolate. They came by with drinks often and made sure that we were well hydrated."
Cons: "The boarding process took a long time. I had to go through customs, then at the gate they checked my passport again and the line was VERY long. The process just did not seem to be managed very well. There were issues with the tv monitors; however, the crew handled it very well. I wish we had been given an option with the calzones - I don't like red peppers or tomatoes, and was not offered another option."
Pros: "that the movie stayed on while people were filing out which made it less frantic and more chill. the lines at immigration were terrible"
Cons: "the calzone served just before landing was tricky because the inside was soupy and it was messy to eat"
Cons: "The food was terrible, boarding was chaotic, only ten movies to choose from."
Pros: "Aircraft was clean and spacious with ample leg room."
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Timing of delivery could have been better balanced."
Cons: "The crew should be more kind."
Pros: "Everything and everyone are Good and Nice ."
Cons: "For a long flight ( 16 hours or more ) , if someday I can afford First Class , that’s make my life . Thanks"
Pros: "On time. Very professional. Staff works hard. This was the longest flight I’ve ever done; 16.5 hrs and I can’t tell you how great everyone at Cathay Pacific was. They made a difficult flight quite bearable. That’s saying something."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The seat is good"
Cons: "The price low a little more is better"
Pros: "It was a good flight"
Cons: "The flight was great"
Pros: "Good movie selection, good meals and great crew"
Cons: "Next time I will book early to get the business class"
Cons: "Shopping items available."
Pros: "The crew were busy but very attentive"
Cons: "I could not plug in my headphones because of the proprietary plug on the airplane. I understand some airlines used to use proprietary plugs to keep people from taking their headphones that were offered complementary for the flight but I’d rather use my high end noise canceling headphones."
Pros: "Crew was helpful but 1 crew forgot my dinner drink which was a hot tea drink."
Cons: "Maybe write down who ordered drinks while serving dinner tray.. if there were turbulence the crew can go back to that list then setve it when seat belt sign is off."
Cons: "2 hours delay as usual with cathay pacific - flight attendand constantly disturb you on the pr system - very limited choice of movies, mostly old and finally poor food as always with cx - the seat on the other hand is very comfortable and thankfully i forgot i flew with cx"
Cons: "My seat would not recline."
Pros: "Great crew and service"
Cons: "No good beer selections and the water had a bad taste l."
Cons: "Nothing it was perfect .the flight was so excellent .no words to say"
Pros: "Boarding was swift"
Cons: "Crew was indifferent and cold in their service. Food was mediocre."
Pros: "The upgraded seat to business class."
Cons: "Some staff still needs training, sinplying saying no, is not acceptable, finding a solution and working towards a resuloution is more acceptable. Better verbiage used, checking on food count making sure EVERYONE gets what’s printed on the menu. Asking everyone equally on the same roll is the rule of thumb."
Pros: "Business class passengers use Qantas lounge in Brisbane - fresh and well stocked. Boarding was hassle free and flat beds were very comfortable. Crew were helpful while being very busy."
Cons: "We had seats in the centre but ate at totally different times. Left aisle and right aisle worked a different schedule - annoying. Entertainment very high tech but odd selections."
Pros: "Flight was not delayed"
Cons: "Economy seating needs more leg room and room to recline seats especially for 15 hr flight. Carry on baggage is only 15 lbs."
Pros: "Modern flight and silent Large monitor"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats Degraded quality of food and drinks"
Pros: "Helpful and friendly crew"
Cons: "never enough leg room in economy!"
Cons: "They don’t offer enough food on a long flight"
Pros: "Friendly & mature"
Cons: "Service, self service snacks, attendant never came for anything and crew was rude, passed out customs form when exiting plane"
Pros: "16 hr flight on time despite 18 inches of snow in Boston."
Pros: "Great service and smiley staff"
Cons: "the fact that it's a 14 hour flight, i hope someone invents a faster plane soon."
Pros: "Seats had good headrests with adjustable "wings" to cradle head while sleeping. USB plug below entertainment screen."
Cons: "A good half the plane was first class and business class. (This was a 15 hour Hong King to Boston flight.) They handed out a fancy menu with 4 entrees but by the time they got to economy only pasta was left. We did at least get a small bottle of water; on our outgoing flight they doled it out in meager glasses. When boarding in Hong Kong we had to go through an additional security check between the gate and the plane (that was a first...) and had our water bottles confiscated. So we were reliant on what they would give us on the plane. Seats were tight, unlike some airlines that give you a little extra room. Wouldn't fly again unless their price was a real bargain."
Pros: "Cathay was able to get my luggage off the plane that I missed. They also got me out of Hong Kong later that night with a quick stop at LAX before heading home to Boston. They really went the extra mile for this weary traveler."
Pros: "Food was good Crew members were good Washroom were clean Smooth flight Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike"
Pros: "Great flight. Smooth, on time, good service."
Cons: "I wished the attendants offer more water without asking during the long flight. I had to ask several times."
Pros: "The vegetarian/vegan meals were very good for airline food. There was a great selection of entertainment options."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants who was assigned to my section, her name was Rain, was incredibly rude. Every time I asked her for a glass of water, she would sigh heavily and tell me to wait. Eventually, she stopped serving me all together and I needed to leave my seat and ask other crew members to serve my food. She was completely unprofessional and she made it clear she didn't like me, despite the fact that I was always going out of my way to be courteous. At one point, she walked down the aisle and stepped directly onto my foot, which was NOT in the aisle but under the seat in front of me. She didn't even acknowledge that she had stepped on my foot and kept walking. For a 14-hour flight, I was really bothered by her lack of professionalism. I will have to think twice before I book Cathay Pacific again."
Pros: "The crew is nice. You can order snacks in between meals."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we were automatically placed on another EARLIER flight and we weren't notified. I found out the morning of our original flight, as our new flight was about to board. I still haven't figured out who was responsible for this snafu - the airline or Webjet.com. Webjet customer service was horrible and offensive when I tried to explain to them what happened; they said it was my responsibility to check the time. I would disagree - the customer is ultimately supposed to get an email notifying them of the flight change, giving them options. Based on that phone call with Webjet, I will NEVER do business with them again. As for the flight cancellation issue - if Kayak could help me get to the bottom of this, that would be appreciated."
Pros: "Spaciousness of the plane Flight Crew Cleanliness of the plane Inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Food Luggage space of cabin not enough Promptness of plane ,our plane was late Manila airport terminal 3 no air-conditioning while waiting Boarding was disorganized last seat should board first no announcement from crew and no implementation of plan. Need constant communication from staff for better boarding experience."
Cons: "The crew gets annoyed when you are in economy class and asks for extras"
Pros: "Karen was nice."
Cons: "They took my drink I just bought before boarding the plane. The landing from the pilot wasn't great... by far the worst landing from all of my travels. The food for Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal (VLML) - (A Vegetarian Meal that may also contain eggs and dairy products) was gross and the guy flight attendant wouldn't give me ice cream because I had a special meal. All I wanted for food was no meat; I didn't expect it would have no ice cream and no real food. I should've, could've taken one of the options on the food list and push away the meat myself."
Pros: "Entertainment system worked fine."
Cons: "Economy class cabin is chaotic. Food is mediocre."
Pros: "Excellent crew, great food, best steak I have ever had on a plane. Fantastic overall."
Pros: "From above ---to serve us, without getting sick, great job by the crew.t"
Cons: "They had us board from gate 4 and they added a security station and we wandered around trying to find the gate. Someone should have stayed out there to tell us why we couldn't even approach gate 4. It was total confusion being seated in gate 3."
Cons: "My booking did not allow me to do seat selection. Me and my wife sat separately. No resolution from the crew to resolve this. Seats are not comfortable."
Pros: "TV controls user-friendly. Many choices."
Cons: "Cramped seats, especially when people in front lean back."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Cathay Pacific forgot to send paperwork for departure which resulted in 1 hour delay and then given us furthest possible gate on arrival in HK"
Cons: "The one issue I had was that the crew members did not come around with drinks aside from during meal times. This is a 15+ hour flight, and people got so thirsty that a line of people went to the kitchen themselves to get water."
Pros: "The food quality was great, and they had cup noodles available upon request throughout the whole flight, which was a nice touch. The staff was lovely and very helpful, there were endless entertainment options, and the seats were roomy."
Pros: "Good selection of entertainment"
Cons: "Long wait to board then to take off...why can't we bring water on board for this Fifteen hour flight????"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Above average food offerings. Wide selection of entertainment choices on individual entertainment console."
Cons: "Seat cushions not comfortable. Power outlets dont work consistently (both USB and AC outlets). No individual air vents. Strange security protocols, going through security transfer between arrivals and departures in Hong Kong, then an additional security bag inspection in the boarding way just prior to getting on the plane."
Cons: "Really uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "GOOD !!!"
Pros: "Entertainment and food are better compared to other international flights."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and boarding was a bit chaotic."
Pros: "Excellent services! With mileage credit, seat selection, on time departure, baggage allowance, food, wine entertainment and more, why taking budget airlines again? Truly a wonderful experience for this family trip!"
Pros: "Behaviour of flight crew, punctual arrival,food and departure.Great prices. Nice support from ground staff during lengthy queues at Kolkata immigration.Thanks!"
Cons: "Nothing much ! Restriction of cabin baggage to 7 kilograms for passengers on very long routes ( Kolkata ,HongKong to Boston and San Juan in my case) and being asked to weigh all cabin baggages and check in a cabin baggage of 9 Kilos."
Pros: "Staff were always helpful and courteous. Seat in executive economy was comfortable. Food was good. Overall a pleasant experience."
Cons: "A bumpy ride but couldn't be helped."
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