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Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Wider arm rests"
Cons: "No complaints! Not even one!"
Pros: "Everything!!! Excellent customer service. Will definitely use their airlines whenever possible.Very polite and always smiling and frequently checks on you if u need anything unlike other airlines."
Cons: "None whatsoever."
Pros: "Fast Service , cheerful Members , and positive Vibes all the time."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Cons: "I’m flying internationa flight but, I can’t get enough or right answer from my question due to Luck of english language. I’m not perfect when it come to this language but I can communicate properly."
Pros: "The crew were very polite"
Cons: "No choice of menu and films only very limited choice."
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: "Plane is modern with good in flight entertainment and a usb charger to keep your mobile devices charged."
Cons: "Because it is Japan Airlines, the food is authentically Japanese. Unlike US based international flights, they only serve one meal with zero alternatives."
Pros: "Very nice quality crew and consistent service. Very helpful at desk check-in. Compared to US airlines, is much prefer Japan Airlines!"
Cons: "The flight was late to board. The crew was polite but not overly friendly. I wish they had an earlier flight so we didn't have a 15 hr delay in Narita but I guess the itinerary is what it is."
Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew members and I liked the delicious meal served during our flight."
Pros: "That it was comfortable."
Pros: "Good staff service and friendly people. The food was good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The Pilot communicated to the passengers only one time during this 4 1/2 hour flight. The flight attendants were making the announcements for arrival information and timing. Maybe in this culture the Pilot is above speaking to the passengers."
Pros: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Pros: "Service from cabin attendants was excellent, specially the crew announcing up coming turbulence, foods, landing. Price is good as well."
Cons: "No big deal, I don't care some of the food, smells fishy. Like I said no big deal, still using Japan Airlines."
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: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Everything is perfect."
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: "The bathroom is super clean."
Cons: "Maybe you can make some alterations with your meal offerings."
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: "I like the food they served during the flight. It very well-thought meal and delicious at the same time. I also like the latest movies on board. We also arrived 20 minutes early! It was absolutely smooth and relaxing flight."
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: "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: "Food is great. Crew are very friendly"
Cons: "The touchdown, it's not smooth"
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."
Pros: "Great food and beverage service"
Cons: "767 plane was obviously an older model... no USB ports"
Cons: "Old entertainment system, terrible food"
Pros: "The service was amazing even for an economy class. Everyone was respectful and friendly. It was a pleasant experience and will fly JAL again."
Cons: "Screen was small and movies start at certain times."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "All was great!"
Cons: "Boarding was not done by numbers or range of numbers."
Pros: "I will not be flying with this airline again. Korean airlines are the way to go."
Pros: "The food was good, the service attentive and the Movie selection included movies that were still running in the Japanese theaters."
Cons: "The second meal didn't have an option. and when that is your complaint you know they did pretty well."
Pros: "Boarding by rows (highest number first) was very convenient; the announcer made sure that we boarded correctly."
Pros: "How quick it was to get home from Tokyo"
Cons: "Crew, seats, entertainment was bad"
Pros: "For an economy flight, it was excellent, even the food on the flight to Japan was exceptionally good. Oddly, that can't be said for the return flight to LA. The crew, however, was great going both ways. The equipment was new and very comfortable."
Cons: "My experience overall is fantastic"
Pros: "Crew was prompt and courteous Entertainment choice was good"
Cons: "1. The seat width is small for comfortable sleeping 2. Choice of non-Japanese food can be enhanced 3. Flight boarding was delayed beyond announced delayed departure also"
Cons: "Seats are almost impossible to sit comfortably for such a long flight. Not nearly enough legroom."
Pros: "Everything was as I paid for. All the planes left on time. No issues."
Cons: "What can you expect in economy?"
Pros: "Service, staff, and food were all above-average as compared to other companies with whom I've flown"
Cons: "Spacing was a little bit cramped, and side-to-side leg-room was so cramped that my neighbor fell asleep, spread his legs and suddenly had no where to escape. Made sleeping difficult/impossible."
Pros: "Been flying with ANA ever since I started living in Japan, and it has always been a pleasure. No complaints whatsoever."
Cons: "No problems."
Pros: "Service was excellent. Crew did not accept tip. Food could be better."
Pros: "The quality of your aircraft. Clean, modern, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "The "meal" served about 1.5 hours after takeoff was just a very light snack. Nothing substantial. Could have been more food."
Pros: "The quality of your aircraft. Clean, modern, plenty of leg room. The check in agent in Manila, Arnel (or maybe Armel) was especially helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "Pax are advised to show up at least 3 hours before flight. My wife and I showed up 3hrs 45 min before takeoff. There were perhaps 40 to 50 people already in line ahead of us. But no checkin counters were open. The first check-ins began 3 hours prior to take off. By that time the line was backed all the way out into the main corridor. It would be MUCH better for ANA and the customer to begin the checkin process 3.5 to 4hours prior instead of 3."
Cons: "cancelled, hard to rebook flight, staff unhelpful, rebooked on worse flight. very bad experience."
Pros: "crew from the check in to airplane very good"
Cons: "19 hours overlay in ORD. I had to check out all luggages again. Terrible."
Pros: "I enjoyed the hospitality and attention to detail."
Pros: "Staff are super kind."
Cons: "The VOML food"
Cons: "The fact that my feet got very swollen (twice their normal size) due to the small space - that had the passenger to my right sleeping on top of my right side."
Pros: "The leg space of the plane"
Cons: "Some crew hard to understand they English"
Pros: "Food, crew, and entertainment were great. They give you snacks and drinks right away."
Cons: "Elbow room is tight so pray you don't sit next to someone on the larger side. And the seats and tables look well used."
Pros: "ANA airline was great! I love the service and the crew was very friendly, answers questions with a smile. I will definitely choose this airline for my travels, I know how they treat the coustomers."
Pros: "I like the whole experience overall I would definitely Fly ANA again"
Cons: "I like the whole experience overall"
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and the food was amazing. Entertainment was also very good daughter loved it"
Pros: "I liked that the flight was on time. The plane was nice too, nicer than most other airlines. The seats were roomy enough, as good as economy can be. Food was one of the best. The movies were pretty new which is always a plus. The crew was awesome. I get motion sickness whenever I ride anything, be it planes, buses, trains or boats, and the fact that the flight attendants kept checking on me put my mind at ease."
Cons: "There was a smell of old sweat odor from the seats, maybe table. Plus my table was still wet when I opened it. So that was kind of gross."
Pros: "The service crew are excellent and very polite. Definitely like the new window feature."
Pros: "I got to my destination on time with my luggage"
Cons: "Decent flight but not the seat that I wanted. Window seat without a window. Emergency exit seat which is supposed to have leg room but didn't because of emergency door. Taking some over the counter pain medication helped this and made the flight bearable. Fewer storage options."
Cons: "i asked a crew for a drink.. and they refused."
Pros: "Excellent service and food"
Pros: "Excellent food and service"
Pros: "The flight attendants are awesome. They are very attentive to your needs."
Pros: "The food, service and entertainment options were definitely good."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the plane on time."
Cons: "I'm 6'6 tall and there wasn't enough room for my legs."
Pros: "all of them are nice and welcomed."
Cons: "early morning I would like to have a cup of coffee really bad. Nobody around and nobody brings any coffee."
Pros: "We were the first to be there in line in wheelchair yet we were the last to be assisted."
Pros: "I like the service and professionalism being showed by all staffs of the ANA airlines and highly recommendable to my relatives and friends who are planning to have a vacation in Japan or in any other places in the world..they are very punctual with the schedules .I was so happy with my experience with ANA Airlines. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience we had."
Pros: "Food and service"
Pros: "Not a single thing. I will be talking to a reporter about this since they are interested in the story"
Cons: "I left 3 hours early from my hotel. This was my first time ever being in the Philippines so I did not fully grasp the amount of traffic. I arrived at the check in counter with 52 minutes to spare and they told me I could not board. The plane wasnt even boarding passengers yet. I even went as far as to say that I would leave my luggage as I had to get on the flight. They did not allow this either. They said that I would need to get on another flight. To add insult to injury they did not credit me with ANY of what I had purchased for my previous flight since I ordered through Kayak. I am 100% dissatisfied with ANA and I am asking kayak to rectify what they have done. I have already emailed ANA upper management and will be taking this to social media, the news, and any other outlet I can find. I had to pay for a hotel, miss 2 days of work and pay for a 700 dollar "premium" seat ticket since that was all they claimed they had. I find that last part funny, since I saw about 12 empty seats on my flight. I am hoping to hear from kayak so they can explain why they do business with a company that clearly does not care about it's customers."
Pros: "Food and service was excellent"
Cons: "Aircraft airconditioning was quite hot."
Cons: "Nothing in particular"
Pros: "Legroom and cabin ambience"
Pros: "I had a great flight. The food was ok but I was able to sleep for most of the flight."
Cons: "I really have nothing bad to say about the flight."
Pros: "Crew is always very polite......."
Cons: "Food...........all Japanese style..........upsets my stomach."
Pros: "did not feel like I had stayed n the plane too long. I think I slept through most of the flight and was more comfortable since there was an empty seat next to me. Food was great, enjoyed ANA cuisine, even if not a lot. Who needs to eat anyway when all you do is sit, sleep and watch. Of course some work. The baggage was also quick and I was probably one of the first to get out. It took me about 30 minutes from the gate to the terminal exit."
Cons: "can't avoid turbulence, but I felt safe in the 777."
Pros: "It was short flight and I chatted with other passengers from Canada. Even helped them with their entertainment controls."
Cons: "Just boarding, people still want to get ahead in line, even though I was already in front."
Cons: "Very hard to sleep with little leg room and seat space."
Cons: "I like Japanese food and I varied my choices but I didn't like any of them. Glad there was ice cream."
Pros: "Excellent service overall. Very competent and friendly cabin crew. Attentive to all your needs. Special shout out to Ms. Mori at NH 6 section/seat 28C who tirelessly worked with a smile all flight long."
Pros: "I made it to the flight despite late arriving international connection"
Cons: "No personnel helped at all to facilitate my connection despite late-arriving aircraft causing a two-hour delay from Tokyo to SFO."
Cons: "The fact it is 450$ to reschedule a flight that was under 1000$"
Pros: "Polite, efficient service by the airline. Relatively roomy, good legroom, bathrooms relatively larger compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Older plane, older video screen."
Pros: "Movie selection was not as good as other airlines"
Pros: "I love the food and services I love the new airplane."
Cons: "My flight time was changed but I didn’t receive any email regarding the change"
Pros: "The seating was very uncomfortable and cramped I"
Cons: "I’m really not sure. The seat felt like I was sitting on a rock and I had a lot of trouble moving so as not to disturb the person seated next to me."
Pros: "Seats were ok but they often were out of vege options"
Cons: "I wanted to upgrade to business class but the process was problematic— had to be done at transfer desk not at gate — after i had been thru security ☹️ Discouraged ne from trying"
Cons: "We’ve been waiting for almost an hour now for the bags to come out. This is insane"
Pros: "Crew was great. They made up for mistakes in a positive and amenable way."
Cons: "Flight was late. There was no communication about it. The flight from Joburg to Doha was late, therefore I missed my connection. The delay was not officially communicated to any of the passengers — no announcements made, no representatives to talk to at the gate — until well past the time that we should have been in the air. It was distressing."
Cons: "Earphones never connects at my seat either other seat it’s was little hard to watch movies"
Cons: "Food would have been better."
Pros: "Crew very hospitable and friendly."
Cons: "Food was mediocre quality."
Pros: "The crew was super nice"
Cons: "Food. Usually I have had no complains with food in Qatar but the chicken dinner/lunch was really bad this time."
Pros: "Yes. Pillow cushion too firm"
Cons: "Food needs to be better. Very inconvenient schedule for flights to India from Europe."
Pros: "Entertainment and boarding"
Pros: "Q Suite is top-of-line business class product"
Pros: "Nothing much except for Hamad Airport ."
Cons: "Food . Seats. Entertainment - half the time , the touch screen doesn’t work."
Pros: "The insight service was good. Kind and welcoming attitude of the stewards are appreciated. There was no guile but genuine"
Cons: "Answers from the staff was felt by me from the time I checked in Dallas to Bangalore and back.I will travel again by Qatar airways only. Please buy the air India inc ."
Pros: "Good quality planes with lots of leg room! Also, pretty and young crew...unlike most domestic airlines."
Pros: "Liked the fact that the pre-selected choice of food was served"
Cons: "The quality food was bad. Staff seem to be frustrated more than trying to help."
Pros: "The service was excellent, the hostesses were very friendly, smiling and helping. The food was tasty and delicious..."
Cons: "Seat to LA was broken"
Pros: "Flight attendants very attentive and helpful, wheel chair provided at Doha airport by helpful and friendly staff, comfortable seating in business class. Overall I would give my flight an A rating."
Cons: "I do not have any complaints, except one bathroom I used was not as clean as I would have preferred."
Pros: "I have shifted from shortest routes by flying through kuwait airways or pia to lahore just for comfort i have been customer of emirates but not anymore .."
Cons: "flight onward from doha to lahore should b new ...everything is good i only felt had the aircraft been better and new latest then jurney would have been excellent."
Cons: "Great staffs and food service."
Pros: "Although we flew economy, we received excellent service from an attendant from the Philippines."
Cons: "We have no complaints."
Pros: "Everything!!!! The best airline in the world!"
Pros: "Excellent travel with Qatar Airways"
Cons: "Only thing is security was too tight at Doha Airport"
Pros: "great service, food, friendliness of staff, clean plane"
Pros: "After hearing our complaint, the Transfer desk staff was friendly and helpful and solved the situation in our favour. We"
Cons: "Once we landed in Doha to board omthe connecting flight, ground staff was waiting right outside the hate to let us know that our flight was overbooked. We were then informed that we were put on the following flight arriving after midnight at our destination. Our compensation was going to be 250 USD and a free entry to the lounge. What a way to start our holidays."
Pros: "The stewards were very attractive, the entertainment was plenty of movie choices."
Cons: "The food was terrible, the seats were extremely uncomfortiable."
Cons: "horrible customer service at the airport. very unaccommodating."
Cons: "The legroom is ok but the space between two seats is very tight and felt very cramped throughout."
Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"
Pros: "I was able to sit with my family - Our original seats were not together"
Cons: "Food choice"
Pros: "Leg room in economy"
Cons: "4am in the morning. I wish it was around 12 or 1am or 7am in the morning."
Pros: "Qatar Airways Is Fantastic Service"
Cons: "Service and Food Selection"
Pros: "The leg space is what got this flight a 3 star."
Cons: "I am platinium and got treated that way!!"
Pros: "Boarding experience was very good. Crew were attentive for the most part."
Cons: "I get the whole more leg room argument, but sitting on a piece of plastic with almost no padding for 14 hours is nothing but torture! Food was average at best."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Economy class seats and the food table"
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Good flight"
Pros: "The staff was friendly throughout and boarding was quick. There were no delays in taking off. They had also helped organize a hotel for the long layover including meal vouchers, visa, and return transfers."
Cons: "During meal times they didn't ask the person ahead of me to put their seat up which made it difficult to eat. They also ran out of quite a few meal options on the various flights I took."
Pros: "Overall the flight was great"
Pros: "I forgot to specifically request a vegetarian meal, but was very happy to find out that Qatar had a vegetarian option for every meal/snack of the flight. I traveled from Miami to Doha."
Cons: "Not much to complain about, this airlines is consistently ranked above others in surveys. From my first time flying aboard Qatar, I was not unsatisfied."
Pros: "Food is awesome and plentiful. Crew is great. Plentiful entertainment options."
Cons: "The economy seats are just not comfortable. The entertainment system is glitchy"
Pros: "Quality entertainment."
Cons: "Staff did nothing about crying children for the entire flight. Food was awful."
Pros: "Again, the flight attendants were so sweet and nice and hospitable."
Cons: "The sitting quarters were so cramped. Maybe next time I'll save an additional $500 to go up a class but it was so smashed. It did not leave room for me to use the desk to eat or use my laptop."
Cons: "I had three tickets (one my wifes which wasnt cancelled), wanted to utilize that since I was travelling with Toddler. The crew kept having some sit in that seat and that was a major concern for me"
Cons: "The Airlines is saying, They notified the travel agent. I did not receive any emails. I was able to do web checkin. Only when i went to the airport, I was told, the flight got cancelled. Had to stay 24 hours in Bangalore. Very BAD service."
Pros: "The food was great and so was the staff. The plane was clean and spacious."
Cons: "Delayed too much except that, everything was good"
Pros: "When do you need help they always happy Helping"
Cons: "The best"
Cons: "Suggest online check-in providing change seat options"
Cons: "Don't delay"
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortably"
Cons: "The breakfast vegetarian food didn’t have any taste! Serve some real food!"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and did what they could."
Cons: "Economy seats are so cramped that the couple (who were strangers to me) seated next to me (i was in the window seat) decided to 1) one would sleep prone on the floor in the foot portion of our row; and 2) the other would rest his head on ME and the armrest, stretching out on their seats. Greeeaat."
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Air hostess did not offer hot drinks"
Cons: "The crew service very lack"
Cons: "Our flight from HK to LAX we were told that the pilot refused to wait for us even if we arrived in HK from cebu at 11:35 of July 29 and our flight to lax was at 12:05 .Cathay couldn’t do anything about it. We were billeted in a hotel far from the airport with free breakfast but no lunch was provided and the earliest flight they could give us was scheduled at 16:35 of Juy 30. Upon returning to the airport I asked a cathay staff regarding provisions for lunch but I was told there’s none.Overall our trip both to and from LAX were very uncomfortable and inconvenient. I hope Cathay will do something better in situations like we encountered. As of this writing I and my husband are still at HK airport waiting for our flight to LAX."
Pros: "The flight attendants in the airplane, both going and coming back to my destination were very nice. I really appreciated their hard work and attentiveness."
Cons: "At the HK airport the lady attending the check in, I believe her name is Tammy, I could not understand exactly what she was asking me to do because her voice was so low and her English was not clear. When I did not comply to what she was asking she very rudely did what she was asking me to do yet I could not hear or understand her. She even rolled her eyes. Very uncalled for and rude."
Pros: "Overalll the flight was okay and the company crew is very helpful!"
Cons: "The only problem is if you need to go in the first flight at 6am to Hong-Kong.... they will only open the check in at 4:30 and usually you find a big waiting line. You won’t have time to do anything stead check in, go directly to inspection, after to migration to finally go straight ahead to the gate to hopefully have time to enter in the flight... to tide"
Pros: "We boarded on time. Again, cabin crew was nice, courteous, and professional. Flight was not full- therefore, no passenger present next to me. Did not eat either meal- therefore, can not vouch for them; however, did have a cup of noodles. Again, the variety of music was nice."
Cons: "Again, airport crew leaves a lot to be desired."
Pros: "Food was great, and the business class 777 seats are a delight. And the captain shuts up through the entire flight --- no interrupting your sleep or movie with stupid observations that no-one wants to hear."
Cons: "The quality of the screens (crappy slow resistive touchscreens) is completely unacceptable for business class in 2018. China Airlines screens are VASTLY superior in their hardware, their speed, and the quality of their UI. And running an ad before EVERY movie --- in business?! Talk about an airline having no sense of class. That's a cheap, stupid move."
Pros: "The crew is bilingual and they work and move fast"
Cons: "Flight CX882 Seat 59K the food tray does not stay up, food keeps sliding to the right. Both departing and returning flights ran out of free gifts as stated for the purchase of Laneige skin care products. Food selection is less desirable compared to other Asian airlines. Inside the crew food storage/service area looks old and dirty. I can see the area from my seat."
Cons: "Flight arrived in LA 30 minutes late. Then had to wait another 30 minutes for a gate to open. All in all, the flight arrived 1 hr late which is very inconvenient and annoying. And the crew isn't has friendly. The boarding time in Hong Kong took a very long time"
Cons: "Flight delayed by 4 hrs. Food was horrendous."
Cons: "Very delayed"
Pros: "Great service attitude. Friendly with smile. Love their service"
Cons: "A short flight with just snacks. Seems downgraded the international flight standard."
Cons: "Our laugage is delay, service is worse than we never see."
Cons: "Food was good but could be better. Healthier, purer"
Pros: "Had 4 pairs of eye glasses taken from my golf bag. ! prescribtion, i pair reading and 2 pairs of sunglasses. bag was left open and contents spilled into the golf carry bag. Why did this happen and who did it??"
Pros: "Easy check in, and a pleasant flight! Thank You!!!"
Pros: "The service"
Pros: "Everything was great. The crew was polite and helpful throughout my flights. The food was good, tasty and hot! Had some newer movies available."
Pros: "seats were wider and more legroom in economy section, better food than other airlines, crew were helpful, entertainment system offered good selection."
Cons: "one entertainment system kept freezing and did not work for the last 4 hours of the flight, toilet need more frequent cleaning."
Pros: "The pilot kept us informed. The food was good. The Moon Cake provided to help us celebrate, even though we were traveling, was an added example of why Cathay Pacific is the standard that everyone else is trying to emulate in Tourist class. The L.A.-based cabin crew provided outstanding service throughout the flight. The in-flight service manager made me believe she cared about the quality of the service in the back, which was outstanding. It was as good as a full, 13-hour flight could be. Even the in-seat entertainment was outstanding and reliable."
Cons: "The boarding process in Hong Kong was terrible. It was absolute chaos. If it had not been for then complete turn around after we were on the plane, it would have been the beginning of the flight from hell."
Pros: "Super easy to book, loved the notifications of baggage claim number upon exiting the flight. Great itinerary too."
Pros: "It got me home."
Cons: "The sound did not work for my video, the food was not good, the seat was uncomfortable, and my stewardess was rude."
Pros: "Seating in standard coach compared to premium economy on US airlines. The seats reclined back enough that I actually was able to sleep most if the 13-hour flight. Meals were very good for economy. Cabin crew super polite and patient, which I've come to notice as a standard on Cathay. As an example, I have a good intolerance to shrimp/prawn. My outbound flight LAX-HKG, the dinner salad included shrimp. I explained i could not eat the shrimp. The attendant was kind enough to swap it with a leftover vegetarian salad."
Cons: "Trying to setup special meals to avoid food allergies is non-existent. Cathay offers many special meals, excluding food allergies or low-carb. I attempted to call in to Cathay to explain I could not have shrimp/prawn. The rep either did not understand or could not help. I really wished Cathay offered a pre-arrival meal like the other airlines. LAX-HKG and HKG-LAX are 13+ hours. Cathay offers a departure meal and a mid-flight meal. But by arrival time, I was starting to get hungry again. Thank God, I had enough of a layover, even with CBP processing, to grab a quick bite before continuing an additional 6-hours to home with no time to eat."
Pros: "Its a long flight from Hong Kong to LAX. It appears that the crew is so organized that it does not appear to be as brutal as it is."
Cons: "Traveling to and from Jakarta on Cathay Pacific the most challenge i had was not being able to hear the movies. There was something wrong each time. The staff tried to repair it with no success. All and all that is a minor thing. Its also a small thing. I wish passengers wouldn't be such slobs. Even tho the crew comes by often and regularly, people leave a mess behind them. Kinda sad. Its as if some feel they are supposed to treat crew like servants. Your staff as always, don't complain just go about there responsibilities with a smile."
Cons: "Pilots apparently forgot the seatbelt sign pretty much the entire flight. Flight attendants were trying to get people to stay seated until it became clear the light was never going off. Literally 1/2 the flight people were just wandering around and the attendants gave up. Seriously guys, on a 10+ hour flight, that's not cool."
Pros: "The booking crew was excellent, and helped me avoid delays that were caused by heavy rain in Taiwan the day of my travel so I could make my connection."
Pros: "Friendly and hard working staff. Clean aircraft. Decent movie choices. Gluten free meal available, though I can't make a selection for GF Meal + Seafood (pescatarian). I get chicken or meat in GF, and I don't eat either."
Cons: "Boarding is not by row numbers -- this is chaotic with long snaking line. Aircraft Toilets get dirty quickly with urine on the commode and the floor. There needs to be a quick drying wet disinfection system. You must enable Gluten Free meals to come with 3 choices - Veg, Non Veg, Seafood only."
Cons: "We had to go through the security twice. One the bags we scanned and the other before getting into the airline. Was a waste of time."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Terrible customer service"
Pros: "Food was very good"
Cons: "We did on line check in 1 1/2 days before and couldn't get two seats together"
Cons: "More drink and food choices."
Pros: "Not like but was okay with the leg room, comfort and entertainment on board the aircraft."
Cons: "The water they were serving was not bottled and tasted like restroom water. However when I brushed my teeth in the restroom, it did not have that horrid smell and taste as the drinking water did. Two inflight staff was rude, Didn't get their names but both ladies blocked passengers way when they were trying to get back to their seats and rolled their eyes at a lot of passengers for various requests. Completely not professional!"
Pros: "Food was hot, tasty and nutritious. This time, the crew didn't make faces or roll their eyes when I asked for a snack and the service co-ordinator was visible the entire flight making notes and checking on people."
Cons: "Cramped in cattle class but that's not Cathays fault. I need to earn more to fly comfortably"
Cons: "Delay delay delay !!! And nothing served. Not even a cup of water"
Pros: "Stewardess responsive to requests"
Cons: "Seat headphones not working Toilet dirty"
Pros: "Flight was good, seat was comfy."
Cons: "I did not like that food trays were left at our seats for over an hour after we were done eating. People who had special meals had trays at their seats for well over 90 minutes after they were done eating. Many people were upset with that. They offered more coffee and did other things before picking up trays. It was especially uncomfortable for people who had toddlers with them. People started getting up and bringing their trays to the staff. And the staff seemed annoyed, but I feel passengers had a right to be upset."
Pros: "i liked that there was a larger variety of food to choose from and the traditional hong kong style fish was amazing. the seasons greetings cookie was good too. the crew was good in trying to help everyone on board."
Cons: "there was a layover which cathay pacific did not account for as this layover was too short and resulted in me having to take a later flight. that was a real inconvenience which delayed my arrival time in los angeles. that was one of the major tick off during this part of the trip"
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Just a long flight. But that's not in anyone's control. So no complaints."
Pros: "On time, very efficient and polite crew, excellent landing - cheers to the pilots"
Cons: "Food taste awful Too few toilets mile long walk to the gate"
Cons: "very very poor comfort with too less leg space or seat space. only athletic body types can fit into those seats. Indian vegetarian meal (especially jasmine rice) is horrible."
Pros: "Time management"
Cons: "More information about the terminals"
Pros: "The PAL Pilot and Cabin crew was very attentive and friendly. they showed professionalism to every passengers they have encountered. They were very attentive to the needs of each passenger due to 3 hrs delayed arrival. The food taste really good (Strawberry shortcake + chicken penne with red sauce). The plane is well cleaned."
Cons: "I have experienced 1 hr delay departure + 3 hours waiting inside the plane to land, but it was because of uncontrolled situation (force majuere). but despite of the delay, for me PAL served its finest world class service."
Cons: "the business class seats were not comfortable, badly designed. also it seems some staff (i think manager) are just sitting around, only one young guy was really doing all the work."
Cons: "I don’t know why but I felt like they just didn’t care about your needs, I’m diabetic, and I needed to eat something sweet because my sugar levels dropped low, I asked the stewardess for a cookie but she didn’t want to give me one, I had to bagg her for a cookie, Very disappointing."
Pros: "Yes crew and plane were ok."
Cons: "old 777, no storage, not comfortable, entertainment system not working via remote, service so so."
Pros: "Smooth fly. Sleep a little bit better not to shaky.some friendly passengers."
Cons: "Food is ok not much but ok."
Cons: "Service, the seats, the vegetarian food is AWFUL, the entertainment is ridiculous and all around just a horrible experience"
Pros: "The food, the flying attendants very nice and profesional."
Cons: "There was a little delay in the time that we were suposed to take off , but other than that every thing was great."
Cons: "7:55 pilot says we will take off on time at 8:00. Then sat on plane for hour, finally took off at 9:20."
Pros: "Great on-board service. Also, the food was very good for such a short flight."
Cons: "Inexplicable why the counter staff in Taipei would not begin issuing boarding passes until 4:05PM for a flight that LEAVES at 6:35PM! I was very concerned that the huge line would prevent me from processing through security and make the flight."
Pros: "Legroom is wider than cheap airline, service is better. Ticket price is able to compete with cheap airline. What should a traveler ask more for?"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "A Philippine Airlines check-in personnel did not fail to make my family feel extremely disrespected by treating us in such a rude manner at their counter. After verifying our information, she proceeded to tell us we had no reserved seats for our flight. When I told her we had seat numbers (thus reserved seats) when I checked their website the night before, she had the audacity to imply that we were lying about these mediocre seats! After speaking to the supervisor, she then proceeded to tell us that we should be thankful for the seats she was able to give us, WHICH WERE THE EXACT SAME SEATS THAT WERE LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE THE DAY BEFORE. Philippine Airlines need to better train their check-in personnel proper customer service to prevent passengers from having such unpleasant experiences with their staff. Our check-in process would have gone smoothly had she not replied in such a snarky manner to us and implied that we owe her for the seats we had in the first place."
Pros: "PAL express from LAX to Manila had accommodation for their passangers"
Cons: "I could not connect to WiFi even though it was free."
Pros: "Direct flight to Los Angeles is convenient. Overall the flight crew was hospitable. The food was enjoyable and they keep restrooms clean"
Cons: "Terminal 2 at the Manila International Airport is aweful. The redundancy of screening at the gate is laughable. The terminal is too warm and there are not nearly enough seating for everyone at every gate I viewed. This experience alone may influence future use of Philippine Airlines. The flight attendant who served my section never smiled. I was suprised she is entrusted with serving passengers."
Pros: "This was my first time flying with PAL. I had read the reviews mostly good, some not so good but I decided to do it because I was going to meet my fiancee. Flew from LA to Manila and back. The flights took off late (which I later found out is called Filipino time LOL). The crew was AWESOME, the only problem was on the return flight I had some trouble getting a stewardess but to be fair EVERYBODY was hitting the bells to get service. The food was good and I liked the choices. I would DEFINITELY fly PAL again!!!!!"
Cons: "Mechanical difficulties. 9 pm delayed then new flight next day around 10/11am"
Pros: "I could really feel the heart of the Filipino"
Pros: "I liked the service , the friendliest crew, quick ease for boarding"
Cons: "Food was not that good. They could have done better in that department. I've had better airline food. Needs work there."
Cons: "The crew"
Pros: "I like that the plane was not very full and I had no seatmate beside me. The staff were attentive to the needs of the passengers."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses, transferring."
Cons: "It was the shortest flight time I've ever had from cebu going back to LA"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "The crew is not very attentive. Everything felt dirty. No tissues in bathroom"
Cons: "My outbound flight (Manila to Taipei) was rescheduled so I had to make alternative plans. On the day itself, we were told that the flight was cancelled with very little warning. I wasted a total of 8 hours waiting to be put on another flight. They transferred us to the cheaper Cebu Pacific flight that left 5 hours later (at 10 pm!) than the PAL flight. Most horrible flying experience I've ever had in my entire life and I've been flying internationally for almost 20 years. Their customer service is terrible, not transparent and not helpful. They took longer than necessary to rebook people to other flights. Completely horrible. I have another flight booked with PAL that I can no longer cancel, but after that one, never flying them again!"
Pros: "Crew was courteous, attentive, and friendly Inflight entertainment was up to date with recent movies, tv shows, Food could be better"
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "aircraft is a bit old"
Pros: "Crew was very polite and helpful. Food was enjoyable."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable. Got worse as hours went by. Business class in front of my seat sat empty the entire trip. I understand everybody cannot be upgraded but I paid extra for aisle seat and extra leg room. Maybe passengers that paid extra for seats could get an upgrade when available? It would have been a nice treat to be able to sit in a seat that was actually comfortable. I guess the padding gets worn down from all the passenger travel an that's understandable but for passengers with 13-15 hr trips, sleeping isn't an option really and the seats are just not soft enough. Perhaps a nominal $100 upgrade fee when seats are empty in business class? I'm assuming the reason business was empty is it's just too expensive? Maybe a price adjustment is in order rather than letting those seats sit empty? Overall, the flight was a pleasant experience. The seat situation was just a blemish on the trip. I will continue to use Philippine Airlines though probably in the future. Thank you."
Cons: "Boeing flight was changed to Airbus without notification"
Pros: "I like the flight times if they depart on time."
Cons: "They were 4hrs late and I missed my connecting flight. Ground staff said don't worry someone will assist you and provide a free flight. After arriving in Manila, they ground staff said sorry nothing we can do, it's impossible. I was stranded thanks to PhilAir delays and they refused to help me. I was on time to the airport, they were delayed big time and wouldn't help when they have the ability to help."
Pros: "The aircraft was new and clean. This is the only direct flight to Manila. The seats have very good leg room and good recline angle."
Cons: "They are always late. This is very fustrating. Many people missed connecting flights. The drink service is poor and infrequent."
Cons: "Philippine Airlines airport was convoluted, no signage, no screens, horrible. Checked-in online to speed things up, but the ladies at the "Online check-in counter" was not there, and when they turned up, there were in training. Then the boarding gates/lounge. None of the restaurants accepted credit or debit cards (?). It's an international airport!?! Unbelievable. Once boarded, realised none of the seats had screens or any onboard entertainment unless you had downloaded the myPal app. It would have been handy if the check-in staff informed us of this. Then there were flight delays, with no explanation. No screens with any live updates. Nothing. Worst terminal on planet earth! Now the plane. It must be a plane bought from another airline who completed their 30 year lease of the aircraft, because it looked like from the 1980's or older. Falling apart, uncomfortable, toilets not working, dirty, run down. The air-crew were lazy and rude and were inconsistent. One would say they ran out of something, then the person next to me would ask another crew, and received what they requested (food, assistance, pens, etc). Horrible. The pilots rarely informed us of the flight updates. Just utterly horrible! I cannot believe I have to fly with them on my return leg back home :("
Pros: "We arrived safe. And they had movies."
Cons: "Terrible, terrible experience. We were weather delayed. Fine. Very inconvenient but have to accept it. However, THEY LOST MY LUGGAGE!!! The worse part was that they acted like no big deal, it happens all the time. And THAT is why I will never ever recommend PAL to anyone. It took them 4 days to get my luggage to me. No compensation whatsoever for their incompetence in arranging my luggage to fly along with me. They should refund 25% of the flight since they only delivered me, and not my luggage."
Cons: "Terrible service Unfriendly staff Couldn't leave the terminal with an 8 hour layover in Manila?!! Terrible terminal (Manila) Two and a half hour delay after boarding the plane without any excuse."
Pros: "The smooth take off and landing made me felt safe to fly."
Pros: "Basic airline services were provided"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and we weren't given the reasons for the delay. No apologies were given either."
Cons: "Service was bad, tv was broken, delayed flight, etc."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "No leg space , hard seat, no entertainment tv (only a tv of the 80s every 10 seats showing same movie over and over for 14 hours. Terrible!"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant."
Cons: "For an international flight to not have individual monitors is very unappealing. The expectation is that we're to use our own individual mobile devices and yet no one informs passengers ahead of time that this particular airplane has no monitors so you should download the app. Then if we did manage to have the app, there are no USB or plugs to allow passengers to charge their devices in order to use the app?! Makes no sense. This flight (PR 102 MNL-LAX) was also terrible due to the fact that it was delayed more than 1hr 45 mins. I know several passengers that missed connecting flights upon arrival to LAX. When we finally landed at 8:51 pm (orig 7 pm), we were held on the plane and finally able to deplane at 9:30 PM. During the time waiting, the power (air, lights, etc) were turned off so we were essentially sitting/standing in darkness for approximately 30 mins. Then baggage wasn't unloaded until almost 10:45 pm. All the passengers were standing around waiting for their luggage for an extremely long time."
Pros: "The food is ok and thy serve you plenty of it."
Cons: "Worn out seats, dated aircraft, our 12hr return flight had no in-seat entertainment, they are playing an obnoxious theme song on an infinite loop during boarding and exiting. Unless you need to fly directly to the Philippines, I would avoid this airline for connections to other points in Asia. There are just way better airlines that will get you to Asian cities for a little more money. Pay the extra, as it will be worth it for that long of a flight."
Cons: "My seat from Los Angeles airport was giving to another passenger..I was ask if I paid extra??? They gave a middle seat for 14hrs flight same as coming back Manila to Los Angeles ... No priority at all.."
Pros: "easy check in, timely flight status updates"
Pros: "Staff was very attentive, tried to make everyone as comfortable as you can possibly be in a 15 hour flight. Wouldn't hesitate to fly with this airline again."
Pros: "Wheel assistance was excellent."
Pros: "The crew was consistently pleasant, but the experience flying Philippine airlines was sorely lacking. Whatever we initially saved on tickets was LOST due to cancelled flights and damaged luggage."
Cons: "Our initial flights were cancelled, meaning we had to REBOOK into LA at the last minute in order to make the new PA flight costing us over a thousand US dollars. We received no compensation or consideration for our losses. To add insult to injury, my return flight seat placement was not an aisle or window, even though an aisle was initially requested. I sat in the center back third of the plane, making bathroom breaks difficult. Food options ran out leaving us with no meal choices for dinner. My travel mate's $1000 checked Samsonite hardshell was smashed beyond use on the return flight. No USB chargers on plane limiting long term use of our own entertainment. Old aircraft is unnerving. TV overhead broken."
Cons: "Terrible seats and no personal inflight entertainment. No plugs for using personal entertainment. 12 hour flight is too long without entertainment. Plane seats way outdated and uncomfortable. It's like flying in 1995. One tiolet kept making loud sounds. Overall I will not fly again."
Pros: "Friendly crew More leg room than some other airlines Entertainment good on the Manila US trip but none on the Sydney to Manila . You cannot see the little drop down screens Generally good prices. Good food in the Business lounge"
Cons: "Lack of water. poured by the cup so if you do not want to drink it all at once you have to balance a cup rather than have a bottle you can put the top on and drink when needed on a long flight They seem to keep the seat belt sign on for long periods even when there is not turbulence for over 20 minutes or more or sometimes no detectable movement for a very long time so there is a line outside the few toilets in the restricted time available to move. I have done many flights and the website is horrible and it seems almost impossible to use frequent flyer points"
Pros: "I slept for over4 hours. I watched Martian and then the flight was over. Perfect!"
Pros: "The food and entertainment was good."
Cons: "The crew had to be asked several times to get a drink brought to us. They were not very friendly and were just overall rough. The flight itself experienced severe turbulence 13 or 14 hours, which was unpleasant. The seats in Business Class were very old and need updating."