Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Austin to Beirut
|December||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.|
|July||Most popular time to fly with an average 22% increase in price.|
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Lebanon has reopened its airports with limited capacity. People traveling to Lebanon will be required to comply with testing and self-isolation measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Check with the airline and Lebanese embassy before booking.
Travelers 12 and over who are arriving from countries with PCR testing capability will be required to take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel and take another test on arrival. Certain airlines are covering the cost of this test whilst others may not. Travelers will have to self-quarantine while awaiting the results of this test (24-48 hours), and if both tests are negative, no further self-isolation will be required.
Travelers 12 and over who are arriving from countries without PCR test capability will be required to have a test on arrival. The test costs USD $100 and is covered by some airlines. Travelers will be required to self-isolate, and must take a second PCR test 72 hours after arrival at their own expense. If both tests are negative, no further self-isolation will be required. Travelers who test positive will have to self-isolate and follow Ministry of Health guidelines. Travelers who left Lebanon for a period not exceeding one week will be exempt from PCR testing on their return. Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before departure, and must have insurance for their whole stay in Lebanon, which will cover in full the costs of medical treatment in case they test positive for coronavirus.
Quarantine requirements may apply while travelers wait for the results of their PCR test on arrival.
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Special restrictions apply to non-Syrian nationals who are transiting through Lebanon on the way to Syria: Travelers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities. Those over the age of 12 must also have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. Travelers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees issued by Syria are exempt from this requirement.
There are currently 45,388 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in LB and 1,033 deaths as of Dec 2 2020
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 15h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Lufthansa ($927), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Lufthansa ($879) and Air Canada ($885).
From Austin to Beirut, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Beirut back to Austin , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Austin you will be using Austin Bergstrom, often referred to as Austin Airport. You will be landing at Beirut, also known as Beirut Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was fantastic, the plane felt nicer than most other airlines, and the meals were great, even in coach"
Pros: "The crew was unparalleled. Really. Attentive. Friendly."
Cons: "Nothing could have been better beyond the signs at the gate."
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and delightful"
Cons: "The crew was amazing and delightful but should provide food to kids first before even those special diet or vegetarians."
Cons: "19 hours layover and Qatar airlines doesn’t want to accommodate a hotel room after charging Me almost $1500 for a flight. This is a horrible service Qatar airlines."
Pros: "Crew was professional"
Cons: "Plane is dirty Food is disgusting Bags treated so badd"
Pros: "They flight"
Cons: "Complementary hotel for long stops"
Cons: "Long trip"
Pros: "Delighteful experience"
Cons: "Better guidance at transit stop"
Pros: "Entertainment system, crew responsiveness"
Cons: "Quality of main dish (lamb with rice). Portion of lamb is very small."
Pros: "food ok, economy seats not too bad"
Cons: "old entertainment system. Tight connection and first flight was late, so we got bumped off our connection (they literally removed our names from the flight, even though we could've sprinted through the airport and made it if they waived the 20 minute before departure gate closure). It was an exhausting and long wait for the next flight and I did not think it was well-handled. Staying in a hotel is not a great option, because it takes 2 hours to get out of the airport, another 2 hours cushion to get back in time."
Cons: "The airline demaged both of my completely new suitcases. They both had TSA approved locks. One of the suitcses has a missing wheel, another one ripped zipper and missing lock and it was wraped in plastic. A few items were missing from that bag."
Pros: "Legroom was great Staff were great Bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often in the flight"
Cons: "Entertainment for a 4 hr flight was terrible"
Pros: "We carefully taken care . The Hotess were alright"
Cons: "Their food are ok"
Pros: "Plane was very empty so it allowed us to spread out."
Cons: "Cabin noise was loud. There was a high pitched whine throughout the whole trip."
Pros: "Excellent service..!"
Pros: "Cabin crew service is excellent. Food is very nice. Safe travel."
Cons: "Little bit congested."
Cons: "Well I had 13 hours of layover. I was extremely tired and sleepy."
Pros: "The plane from Johannesburg to Doha was Fine but not as wonderful and comfortable As flight from Doha to Chicago"
Pros: "Very professional ground staff and cabin crew; very genuine and trained well. However, the first class food is absolutely subpar. Entertainment choices were great though & the lie flat seats are fab!"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Wonderful airline! Very nice and friendly staff. I will fly with them again."
Cons: "The flight from Sao Paulo to Doha was canceled which delayed our travel by 24 hrs. With the baggage being mis-labeled from Rio we almost lost our bags. the crew was not communicative and the entire experience terribly stressful."
Cons: "While stay in Doha the did not give any food vochcher for 21 hours what they think no body eat in 21 hours I go to counter they refused next time I will not travel"
Pros: "Nice crews"
Cons: "No headsets to hear movies"
Pros: "Seats are comfortable with plenty of leg space. Aircrafts were clean and tidy. Landing and take off were smoothest I have ever experienced."
Cons: "Menu choice was very basic and quantity was also poor. Food quality was below par in terms of taste and presentation. In-flight crew was inefficient and flow. Meal trays laid on meal tables for hours after the passengers finished food. Flight attendants literally responded in over 30 min of call. I pressed special meals online before boarding. However, the flight attendants were not sure. They went back to kitchen to verify that and return with the ordered meal."
Pros: "A comfortable safe flight. Steph was very helpful and nice and kept us updated when there was a delay on the flight. There were no problemsThe food was airline food and I don't really care for it but I don't think there's anything that can be helped about that. :) my face it was processed promptly and my reservation was handled promptly at the information desk ."
Cons: "The food was airline food and I don't really care for it but I don't think there's anything that can be helped about that. :-)"
Pros: "Friendly crew, good entertainment options"
Cons: "Nearly empty flight and twice got assigned seat in very front with screaming child. Going had to move to nonreclining seat after 1st 12 hour flight. Assigned last seat in plane going even though short layover - had to run after 12 hours on plane since got last bus to terminal and waited, waited, waited for final passengers, not fun. Way back flight changed and no accomodation made (a lounge, room, anything) for 7.5 hour layover "you'll just have to hang in there" in middle of night even though others on my tour with same issue in dubai got a room included. With added stress of going through qatar which i booked because of longer layover so wouldnt miss connection just before political decree announced, i will do anything to avoid qatar again despite the very friendly crew. And having to wrap my camera equipment to check it, get extra insurance, such a pain."
Cons: "I did not like the entertainment because it did not work well!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delayed Stewards were rude"
Pros: "Flight. Conections"
Cons: "Change flexibility, helpfulness"
Pros: "landed safely"
Cons: "Had to claim bags at Doha and go through multiple security screenings to board connecting flight. At one point all the security was not functioning and we were packed up in lines. Barely had time to stop at the restroom before final security check where it was all so disorganized. After that check we were told that if we left we had to go through security again. Would have been nice to know that upfront. It was a madhouse going through that final security check and my husband's wallet was lost for a bit. No one really tried to help and we were told to move aside. Finally someone saw that it had fallen beside one of the counters. It was all horrible. Because of all this our 5 hour layover was a hassle with no time for food, etc. The whole airport experience was confusing and badly handled."
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding and decent crew."
Cons: "Food wasn't great, but edible. No options for a vegan who didn't choose a vegan meal as the flight was booked last minute. Unhealthy food."
Pros: "I like that the air stewards bring you water and drinks throughout and don't judge you for being too thirsty. I like that they respect that it is a night flight and serve the meal quickly so it can be dark for the whole flight and you can sleep as much as you can. I like how efficient the layover is in Doha - only 40mins!"
Cons: "I don't like when they don't ask the person in front to move their chair up for the meal and the passengers have to ask each other. I don't like that they can't tell you the gate of your connecting flight and how long it will take to get you there - including if you will need to take a bus and the train. I think this could reduce a lot of anxiety. If they could do this, it would also be helpful to let people who have a connecting flight that is boarding in the next 30 mins off the plane first. This would save pushing and shoving in the aisles... and would also reduce anxiety about booking a flight with such a short layover."
Pros: "Everything was great except the plane from Doha to Beirut it was too small with no seat screens and bad c music channels and non-comfortable seats !! :( otherwise everything was great !! I like Qatar airlines and don't hesitate to travel with them again Thank you"
Pros: "The aircraft was kinda old.. There was no usp plug to charge ur phone. . This was an issue for me. . I was out of charge and i wanted to make some calls after landing"
Cons: "I had to ask for wine to 3 different hostess's"
Cons: "I never made it to the Yerevan to Doha flight, because Qatar Airways did not get me to my destination in time. They had an emergency landing in The Azores, after turbulence and several passengers got injured, when the pilot failed to warn passengers to put on their seat belts and they flew into the air, hitting the ceiling before falling down. One passenger had a heart attack. Once they de-planed us in The Azores, not a single Qatar Airways employee helped us on site anymore. Passengers were left in the hands of hotel and airport staff. There was very little communication with the passengers. A relief flight was supposed to come in 12 hours. It did not come for another 35. After the emergency landing, some passengers noticed that a wing looked defective. The disruption may not have been due only to bad weather, but a defective plane as well."
Cons: "I had to go through 4 passport inspections by Qatar, was that really necessary? 3 of them within 10 min. 1 before the security check at the gate, 1 after and one more just before boarding."
Pros: "I loved the kind and friendly staff of Qatar airline. They were very organized and helpful. We missed our flight due to delays but they took great car of us and guided us through the process."
Cons: "They seats were too close. The person in front had his seat back and was practically in my lap. Annoying."
Pros: "Wifi in the plane is great"
Cons: "In the B10 gate of Doha airport are only 15 chairs and we were around 100 persons waiting to open the gate. It was uncomfortable In the flight Doha Phuket wi-fi did not work in the first economy sector. It was a big problem to us, it was necessary to go in the second part of the economy sector to stay over the wifi. The crew did not solve the issue."
Pros: "I like doha airport ,some of the staff,"
Cons: "Food,entertainment,sometimes staff"
Cons: "I gave the food 4 stars only because of better meals that I have had with a different but similar class airline. It is good food but it is not excellent."
Pros: "I don't like at all"
Cons: "Costumer service in Thailand was very bad and pool. Staff is so rude and looks down people."
Pros: "The head flight attendant in the economy cabin was nice, after a bit."
Cons: "My entertainment system stopped working and all they could offer me was something farther back in the cabin. As a Gold privilege member, I choose to sit at the front of the cabin, and yet the entertainment system was unavailable. I wish Qatar Airways could compensate me for my unfavorable experience."
Pros: "The services was amazing all this crew work so hard to do their job, best services by far.. We travel lots of time due to our work and Qatar airlines by far has the best team..! We thank you so,much for your services and getting us home safe.. Marilou POHJANIEMI"
Cons: "The same as the first fligth"
Pros: "Comfort and food with good entertainment."
Cons: "Crew could be trained for better service, most all were rude and annoyed that they were there."
Pros: "Surprised to get a meal on such a short flight! Very good service."
Cons: "Our name wasn’t on the plane first ! After a while our names showed up than the plane left 25 minutes earlier and we were stuck in the airport and no one try to help they just informed us after 4 hours that we need to pay 600$ penalty!"
Pros: "The staff was kind and well spoken on the flight."
Cons: "The gate staff was not forthcoming with information and both of my flights were delayed by an hour and no one shared info with passengers."
Pros: "The recline and comfort of the seat is good, and the map and entertainment system is OK."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, then we sat in the airplane for an hour before we took off, with kids screaming and the cabin at seemingly sauna temperatures. Once we took off, drinks weren't even served until 2 hours after take-off (for a scheduled 6:15pm departure - actual was more like 7:45pm). Maybe it was due to some light turbulence along the way or something, but they should tell people that is the problem and the reason they are not serving food and drinks, if that is the case."
Cons: "Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines."
Cons: "the flight it was on time and the personal on the board it was very nice"
Pros: "Boarding was on time. but food was very bad."
Cons: "I reserved my seats for all my destinations . And paid for that in advance. TURKISH airline refuse to give me the same seats and they said this not exceptable for them . I was very mad ."
Pros: "Excellent Flight and crew is vary friendly and helpful"
Pros: "The crew is very nice and try to make the flight experience easier."
Cons: "They lost my luggage, and this is not the first time either"
Pros: "It was a very fine flight Kosher food was fine Only problem was very long lines at boarding and repetitive"
Pros: "great food! competent crew. all efficient and good."
Cons: "an extra beverage service in the middle of the flight would be nice, but that's okay."
Pros: "Service and team"
Pros: "The flight went well with no complaints."
Cons: "With Airlines in the US charging for almost everything except the air you breath while on their plane I hate to complain about the meal Turkish provided free but a couple of the items on the tray could have been better."
Pros: "Almost nothing specially the flight from Dhaka, If I known that the level of business class is like that, I would have bought economy"
Pros: "This was my first time traveling with Turkish Airlines and the experience was awesome. The staff was very courteous from LAX till my final destination. The cabin crew was friendly and helpful, the flight entertainment system had new movies and television series. The best part of the journey for me was the chef greeting you when you board the plane. Overall a five-star experience."
Pros: "Everything was exellent"
Pros: "Turkish airlines has great service and crew in plane."
Cons: "Hi, The flight was great. However my layover at airport lounge was long. I didn't like their (Turkish Business lounge)policy for not letting me have the room to sleep as the layover was more than 7hrs. I was told to ask for a hotel at reception. When i did, they said that they dont have any hotel inside and cant take me to ourside hotel too. The staff at reception of lounge was not courteous either. I only needed the room to sleep for 3 or 4 hrs. Anyway, the flight itself was great, no complaints"
Cons: "I had to take flight from San Juan to JFK on Jet Blue seperate ticket that supposed to leave san juan 5:26 am and get to JFK at 9:18 am , Jet Blue got delayed 5 houres due to the weather , when i got to JFK i went to the counter of Turkish Airlines to re book on another flight , i was attended by Indian look manager , he was very very very nasty with me and he told that the Turkish Airlines had cancelled my ticket and his comment to me ( you boughtyour ticket socheap there fore you need to pay $1650 dollar for new ticket and there is not gurranted i will be takig the next scheduled flight and i have to waite for thenextday ) he was very nastuy, so i went to Emirates Airlines and i bought a new tickets for $1475 dollar and ileft JFKwithen twohours , now when i want to retune from Lebnon i caled Turkish Airkines and they had informed that they cancelled my return ticktes as well , when the plane was delayed in san juan Puerto Rico Jet Blue manager in San Juan call Turkish Airlines to exolaine the situatuion and the agent had confirmed that i will be rebbok on another flight. I lst my ticket with Turkish and i will never recommend this Airline to no one from now on. I,m asking if i can use the monry that i had paid if i can rebook future flight , please do something i lost my tickets with Turkish and i had to pay $1475 dollar on Emirates , NO one seems to care .I have all the proof thatJet Blue gave me the boarding pass on Turkish after the station manager in San Juan called Turkish and they authorized him to print my boarding pass ( i have it all) unfortunatly Turkish refused to helo. Pleaseinvistage this situation and let me know, you may reach me via my email or my cell (787) 409-2288 Kind regards, Hasan Ali"
Cons: "Screen was not working to watch movies and only a sandwich was given as dinner. Also drinks choice was very limited"
Pros: "Friendly and at tentative staff. Being timely."
Cons: "That there was nowhere at the Berlin airport that we were told to drop luggage at B25....all we saw was to board at A4 which is where we sat until it was time to board. Then they guy said I could not carry on my bag, I had done so coming to Berlin from SFO, so made no sense to me. So we had to dash to B 25 and then back to A4. The other thing, having an extremely painful back, there was nowhere for me to sit during the time of going through security etc. All caused stress and enormous pain."
Cons: "Headphones did not work"
Pros: "Same as my Los Angeles flight, my Athens flight and my Beirut flight Extremely pleasant"
Cons: "Air conditioning was out upon boarding and went out again before landing"
Pros: "Early arrival by full 30 minutes--great."
Cons: "Crying babies, but not airline's fault."
Pros: "Food, Friendly and attentive staff and air hostesses"
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable, the economy legroom is only good for a person shorter than 5 feet, the seat cushions lack good padding and comfort."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, specially a guy I believe was called Gilbert maybe."
Cons: "There was no intertainment only the map. Not even music."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Pros: "The entertainment was great Wifi at the terminal was great"
Cons: "Boarding was a nightmare, no lines were formed, people were not kept in order People were boarding with oversized luggage and it was allowed by the crew People were talking at a very loud voices across the cabin and staff never intervened Many people were standing during the landing and were opening the overhead compartments, staff never intervened I am allergic to cheese and there was no replacment"
Cons: "It was impossible to watch the films, the system was inaccessible"
Pros: "I love how there is wifi on the long flights,great movies,food taste so good and the crew is so nice and helpful. I've tried Turkish Airline few years ago and since then I haven't changed my airline and I book with them to all my family :)"
Cons: "I always fly with my dog and he goes with me down by my feet so this could always be uncomfortable cause it's tight and not much place so I wish they give a little better seat for people who travel with their pets on board."
Pros: "The flight itself wasn't bad, we got a meal on each flight and the crew was charming."
Cons: "I had a trip with one connection, from Tel Aviv to Milan. The flight from Tel Aviv was delayed, which coused the connection flight to be delayed. Also, and most importantly, they've left my luggage in Istanbul (where the connection was from), so that I was left with no proper clothes/essentials for four (!) days (and it was colder than expected in Italy)."
Pros: "Entertainment on board had a good selection of movies"
Cons: "The flight from Sarajevo was delayed for more than 2 hours, layover in IST was more than 8 hours, no complementary hotel or lounge stay was offered, selection of movie should take into consideration flight duration"
Pros: "- service was good. staff is very friendly"
Cons: "- it was VERY cold on the plane. on such a short flight i wore a sweater, jacket and ordered a blanket and I was still very cold. I even requested another blanket but they were out. Everyone was complaining about the same thing - seats were very upright, not very comfortable"
Pros: "The flight was amazing with every detail. Big thanks from cabin crew as well as i had a free upgrade to business seat"
Cons: "Everything was awesome and nothing was bad in this flight. Big thanks to the cabin crew team"
Pros: "Crew were excellent making everyone comfortable in a long flight."
Cons: "Nothing arrived on time even though it departed late"
Pros: "The flight attendants are very attentive. Enjoyed seeing them using team work. Keeping the passengers in line during landing."
Cons: "The incoordination at the BGW airport. Flight attendants should be more fluent in other languages."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Food. Leg room."
Pros: "Sitting was small"
Pros: "the food . the warm facecloth, and the attendants were very helpful the slippers and mask were a nice touch similar to japan air"
Cons: "the video on both 9 hour flights had problems. on the way to turkey it didn't work at all on the way back one of the movies took over the screen it thought it was displaying the whole movie but other than the progress meter there was nothing on the screen and you couldn t turn it off , hence no video for 2 1/2 hours not so good"
Pros: "Everything..the crew the seats and everything."
Pros: "The entertainment selection"
Pros: "Courteous staff, good food, good entertainment options for the kids, clean bathrooms."
Cons: "Headphones are horrible (bring your own noise cancelling ones). There was a large family of over 30 people who made the flight into a circus. They were loud, rowdy, sick (everyone - from infants to the elderly in the group were hacking and coughing), spilled their drinks, were rude to the staff and kept congregating in the middle of the aisles. There has to be a law against such behavior."
Pros: "Movies and meals"
Cons: "Baggage handlers in IST threw the bags from the plane so hard onto the cart that they bounced. It's amazing that only one item broke in my bag."
Cons: "No food or drink was served nor was there a clear explanation given by the crew. Attendants were brusque but efficient. Overall I felt a bit like I was inconveniencing the airline by taking their flight."
Cons: "A snack"
Pros: "inflight staff are good but on the ground staff at airport need a great deal of improvement"
Cons: "Delayed arrival at Bangalore by more than 1 hour."
Pros: "Staff was very good"
Cons: "Plane was very warm"
Pros: "Great food and service."
Cons: "My seat did not recline. My movies did not play."
Pros: "No delays."
Cons: "The entertainment monitors were SUPER laggy with response. Image quality wasn't great."
Pros: "The airport was good"
Cons: "There's could be a better customer service at the counter of the plan the Lufthansa worker that work at the front disck they was so rod and the travelers has a lot of issues with them and the way the talk to the travelers they was like we're kids or slave to them"
Pros: "Crew was very professional and efficient! Flight was fairly on time"
Cons: "Selection of movies was not the best I've experienced"
Pros: "There was nothing to like."
Cons: "The time to catch the next flight at Washington DC and Frankfert was too short. Walked about a mile and half between two gates. Request to change the time slot"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and efficient, even though there seem to be only two of them."
Cons: "Seats did not recline, and it is hard for those of us trying to sleep after connecting from a trans-Atlantic flight."
Pros: "Crew was attentive"
Cons: "We sat on the runway for an hour."
Cons: "The plane is still on the run way waiting for a gate & I’ll miss my shuttle bus to my next stop. Darn..."
Cons: "The people sitting beside me was very loud and they didn’t stop talking the whole time."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Working TVs"
Pros: "The crew is amazing! We have comfort even in the economy class."
Cons: "My 2 bags haven't arrived from Sunday 6 January till now (10 January) and all my winter clothes plus other important things are in it. I check every day with lufthansa call center but still no progress."
Pros: "The crew were very considerate. Also they have the best baby beds we have seen so far"
Cons: "The entertainment system was glitchy."
Cons: "Had a connecting flight, both were with Lufthansa. There was an hour between the two flights. We went straight to security and immediately to the boarding gate but they had closed the gate and would not let us board, even though there was 15 minutes before the flight was due to leave. We were refused a refund and had to move flights to another airport 2 hours away and then had a 5 hour delay. We lost our car reservation as we would arrive too late to collect, we also couldn't check in to our hotel as planned as the hotel only allow check in until 11pm; we would have got there at 1am, so then had to book another hotel for the night. Airport staff at Lufthansa told us they could not help and told us to go away!"
Cons: "The airport pretty much shut down for awhile so some flights were canceled. Due to the number of people attempting to check in and go through security, I missed my plane and was rebooked in an economy seat. These glitches occur but one would expect Lufthansa to have had a plan to deliver clear directions."
Cons: "Horrible flight"
Pros: "Great food, great service. Crew was very nice."
Cons: "The video screen at my seat was malfunctioning."
Cons: "Frankfurt Airport check lines too long. Only half of security checking stations opened. Hundreds waiting in line and the lines moved too slow. After passing the long lines of security checks, you come to passport checking stations. only 1 out of 3 available stations is manned. Again, lines too long and barely moving. Probably many missed their flights while waiting to go through passport checks. We lost almost 2 hours between security and passport checks. Airport personnel were unfriendly, they did show any care towards the hundreds that are herded like sheep in long lines. They could have eased this backlog of people by manning all their available stations but they did not. Will try not to go through this airport in the future."
Cons: "Was the worse food that I was served on a international flight."
Cons: "Gate changed ast minute so we had to walk a long way to get to it with 3 kids. Airplane with no entertainment at all. Also the worst was getting to Beirut without 2 of our bags. We got one of them 1 day later and the second 5 days after. When we got the second bag few of our things were gone."
Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable and food was not great"
Pros: "The airplane too small the seat too tight"
Pros: "Breakfast food was fantastic. Staff was helpful, anticipatory, and thoughtfully accommodating."
Cons: "No access to usb power outlets."
Pros: "Flight on time, good service, helpful staff"
Pros: "Can I say basically everyyyyyything. The meals were amazing with respect to taste and the timeliness of them. The crew was extremely courteous and kind"
Cons: "Just typically being on a plane not much can do about the space in economy"
Pros: "Just fine."
Cons: "My eyes got so dry that I couldn't see very well for a few hours after landing, everything was hazy and glowing, like I had a film on my eyes. I've been on way longer flights before and I've never experienced this, it was scary."
Pros: "Your crew is amazing."
Cons: "Chaos at the gate, TV displays facing the side wall instead of the waiting area, we couldn’t see anything. Need more organization in line. Also, why there is no charger on board for cell phones? No TV entertainment or music or anything. It was clearly lacking the sophistication and class of Lufthansa."
Pros: "Food was good. Flight was on time, everything went smoothly"
Pros: "Great crew, smooth boarding. The dinner was fine, salmon on rice, salad, cheese and desert, of good quality when compared to typical airline food. The breakfast was ok, fruit, muffin and ok cereal bar, too carb-heavy though. The entertainment offered my options. I particularely enjoyed the "Deep-Sleep" relaxation audios which indeed helped me to get some shut-eye during the overnight flight that left the East Coast late afternoon."
Cons: "The comfort in the economy class is mediocre at best. We had more space on the inner-German connection, see next review, than the international flight. The beverage service was skimpy. Flight arrived Dusseldorf on time and then spend 20 minutes on the ground, waiting for a gate, resulting in a scramble to reach our connection."
Pros: "I loved the personal screen with activities, cleanliness, and the friendliness of the staff! It’s probably my new favorite airline"
Pros: "Very comfortable flight. Good crew member little little bit uptight but expected. Efficient and on time"
Cons: "Need to upgrade mefia hardware to 21st century."
Pros: "In time on arrival with a good chance to catch the next flight"
Cons: "Did not get the food of my choice. The system was blocked for early check in."
Pros: "Nothing. It was awful. Worst flight in years."
Cons: "Airport,business lounge, boarding process-they didn't know what was going on, business class seats we're nobody size seats, awful food-was supposed to be a hot breakfast but it was dinner instead, no entertainment, no tv screens, said they had wifi but they didn't. Nothing good about the flight. Crew was more concerned about keeping their curtain pulled than anything else."
Pros: "I was upgraded to economy plus"
Cons: "The flight was delayed from Frankfurt"
Cons: "Less knee room than usual. Very cramped."
Pros: "I love lufthansa"
Cons: "We waited 1 hour inside the plane for a tore change. That should have been done before take off time."
Cons: "Crying children!"
Cons: "The delay after boarding in Lisbon"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and the flight was pleasant.The schedule was very convenient"
Pros: "Crew were nice, helpful, and professional. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "There was a lot of noise during all the flight; people were talking loudly and kids were crying all the time. The online entertainment system was not practical at all and it does not replace a 10" physical screen in the seat."
Pros: "Great crews, great amenities, good food. Best flights I've been on in a long time."
Cons: "Economy seats are tough after 10 hours. But thats what I paid for so no issues."
Pros: "Good entertainment system for flight. Fairly good food served on transatlantic flights."
Pros: "Seats were really good despite the fact that it is economy class. Food was very good، and entertainment was a blast، watched 4 movies during the flight. The crew members were really polite and helpful. Lufthansa will be a choice for me for any further travels."
Cons: "My trip from Washington to Amsterdam wasn't pleasant at all، because it was operated by United Airlines، which I do not recommend or even try again."
Pros: "Great food options, blanket and pillow, and free movies was the best"
Pros: "On time and friendly crew"
Cons: "Waiting time between connecting flight 4.5 hrs"
Pros: "Fast flight Social distancing A whole row to almost every person"
Pros: "Meal/drink service excellent, friendly crew."
Cons: "Boarding process confusing as groups 3-6 all lined up together. No air at seats."
Cons: "We parked at the furthest possible gate in international. Ridiculous walk!!"
Cons: "Online check in was not accessible."
Cons: "Entertainment system issues throughout the entire aircraft. The audio jacks in my entire row were inoperable."
Pros: "Everyone was cordial"
Cons: "Entertainment system, especially the sound was poor"
Pros: "I was only a few minutes late and was not allowed to check in my bag or to board the flight."
Cons: "They could have let me board!!"
Pros: "The flight itself was fine but AC could splurge for a gate rather than bussing our to the tarmac"
Cons: "The enertainment system was down for over half the passengers and only returned to spotty functionality two thirds of the way through the flight. I gather after some other passengers disconnected. Clearly the system didn’t have enough bandwidth to support all 350 passengers. and why no wifi?"
Cons: "Unreasonable delay, not very friendly crew."
Pros: "I liked that they didn't make a fuss when boarding that I wasn't in the section but needed to board earlier due to a knee injury."
Cons: "That they didn't really stop long enough for me to ask for a snack. They asked the other side but as I was on the window seat, I couldn't seem to get their attention."
Pros: "nice crew, very attentive"
Cons: "no movies, charge for food"
Pros: "Smooth from beginning to end, from checking bags, boarding and exiting. The crew was very pleasant and professional and I liked the option to watch movies on the trip"
Cons: "I paid for wifi and it didn't really work"
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Pros: "I was not given a seat assignment on an early 6:30am flight but was given a first class seat...that was a bonus because I was travelling with my dog so I had ample space."
Cons: "lack of real breakfast and few drinks even in premium economy"
Cons: "Air conditioning too cold. No screen for inflight entertainment Big gap between seat and window prevented resting head for sleep."
Pros: "I travel a lot. I have to say both Air Canada and Kayak did a excellent job to remind me via email and text message to check-in online 24 hrs before my departure, never fail. Kayak also keeps on updating me about my flight on time or not, gate number etc. As a traveler, these features are very important. keep up with the good work!"
Pros: "clean, polite, helpful crew"
Cons: "obtaining boarding passess via smartphone"
Pros: "We had to sleep on floor of Toronto airport all night"
Cons: "Bumped from flight no compensation"
Pros: "My taxi driver comments that " Air Canada is terrible; I'm sorry you fly them!""
Cons: "Nobody ever around to help you; your anxiety is through the roof just trying to get help or any glimmer of kindness! And forget the bastards refunding you!"
Pros: "I had an aisle seat"
Cons: "The plane sat on the runway in Denver for over an hour because they couldn't figure out their furling situation. Many people nearly missed connections because of this. The crew never let us get up to go to the bathroom on an international flight because of some small turbulence."
Cons: "Everything costs extra: picking seats, pillows, blankets, no Economy Plus for Star Alliance elites, any food, etc."
Pros: "Plane was the new Air Canada 787, so it was excellent. Comfortable business seats. Nice sleep"
Cons: "When checking in, the flight attendant randomly checked sizes of carry-on baggage and forced us to pay extra to check a clearly carry on sized bag, which we have used on at least 50 flights previously as a carry on without ever an issue. On the flight, there were countless carry on bags clearly larger than ours which were allowed on the flight. We soon realized there was not enough room for all the carry on baggage and so they randomly chose us to pay extra since baggage would have to be checked anyways. It was unfair, biased, and classless. Shame on you Air Canada."
Pros: "I had a medical incident and air Canada moved me to a more comfortable seat and gave me oxygen to help me recover. Also the stuardesses all were really nice and made it their priority to make sure I was doing OK through the rest of the flight"
Cons: "There was no designated person as a medical professional to handle emergency situations. an emergency situation can occur anytime. luckily there was a passenger aboard who knew what to do I think his name was Dave you should give him thanks."
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment system in the headrest was very robust. My children remained engaged for almost the entire 16hr flight...the flight attendants were not stingy with the food or drink and even allowed me to get a beverage in-between the services to take my medicine."
Cons: "The baggage pickup in Beijing took forever! Over an hour after arriving at the baggage carrosel! My car seats were in two different places (on the belt and in an oversize area). On a minor note, I was unable to get a stamp in my passport after using the automated machine...sad...I would have stood in the line to get the stamp if I was told ahead of time..."
Pros: "The media system TV shows were good and the seats were comfortable. The flight was fast."
Cons: "The boarding process was not good and seemed a bit disorganized. There were few movies offered on the onboard entertainment system."
Pros: "Crew were champs, plane was old but clean and comfortable enough, entertainment was fine. Missed my connection due to delays but was rebooked on a later flight before we landed."
Cons: "After zone 1/2 + priority had boarded, it was determined the aircraft's tires needed changing. Including the tire change and de-icing, we took off nearly an hour behind, and many people missed their connections. Feel like on a 6am first flight that fix could have happened the night before avoiding all the delays that ensued."
Cons: "I was unable to get a seat at check-in. The flight was overbooked and I had to spend 2 hours arguing with the attendant to get a seat. The attendant finally started arguing with me. Very unprofessional and unacceptable service..."
Cons: "The lady who checked us in caused a major problem with seating. The person I was traveling with was blind and I was her guide. We specifically asked to be seated together and the lady told me we were. I even confirmed with her and she told me yes again. When we boarded we found out our seats were 17 rows apart. I found out that she did this for the connecting flight as well (not as far apart but still not together) this caused a great deal of stress as I couldn't help her when I needed to."
Pros: "The Air Canada staff in Austin was wonderful. The flights from Ottawa to Toronto and back were fine."
Cons: "Problems that were, to be sure, not entirely the airline's fault. The trip from Toronto to Austin was delayed because someone had taken the flight attendant's bag from the overhead. We had to wait until either the bag was recovered or a new flight attendant was brought in. On the return flight, the first officer had ruptured her eardrum, and the plane could not leave Austin until a new pilot was flown in from Toronto. It took hours for the airline to arrange for hotel rooms. The airline then offered vouchers when we arrived in Toronto, but their representative brought enough for only about 2/3 of the passengers."
Pros: "The trip to Dublin via Toronto on the way out was much better than the flights home."
Cons: "Delays and 24 hour layover."
Pros: "ON TIME; SAFE"
Cons: "SEATING EXTREMELY CRAMPED; NO ACCESS TO RESTROOMS IN COACH FOR 40 MINUTE TIME PERIOD DUE TO SERVICING FOOD AND DRINKS;"
Cons: "Seating - I had to ask for a different seat as I am a tall large man who does not like to sit in the middle. Seating was changed upon request."
Cons: "We were late getting into Chicago and I missed my connection to Albuquerque. I was scheduled to arrive at my destination at noon and because we were late, I didn't get home until almost midnight."
Pros: "More comfortable but because we payed $200 to fly emergency exit"
Cons: "That we had to pay $200 for emergency exit"
Pros: "The crew was attentive."
Cons: "The head phone slot did not work. Then the TVs went out which did not matter because I could not listen to them anyway."
Pros: "I liked the flight crew. They were very friendly and attentive."
Pros: "Crew was super nice. Free entertainment even though the flight was only three hours."
Cons: "Small, cramped plane with no free snacks."
Pros: "Same as first leg of journey...."
Pros: "Air Canada's excellent and consistent performance and delivery of services.!! I have been flying with your company since 1970 and I have enjoyed every trip with your Company.... Thank you!!"
Pros: "Flight crew was courteous and professional"
Cons: "Got to the airport in plenty of time to check in only to be told there was no seat for me because the flight was overbooked. The ground crew in Bermuda were not very professional. The agent couldn't explain what was happening and said I had to wait for the supervisor to explain. The supervisor was rude and pretty much ignored my daughter and me and then finally called our names to be checked in. Still no apology or explanation. I got the feeling I was a bother to them. That was pretty much the icing on the cake! On our way to Bermuda they asked if we would check our carry on bags as the flight was full. We obliged and did not get ours bags for two days after we arrived in Bermuda. Still no explanation nor apology. No one we talked to could even tell us where our bags were. It was a very disappointing experience for my family. I really expected much better customer service from Air Canada"
Cons: "I paid for a flight on a Lufthansa plane, not an Air Canada plane. There was a two hour delay on the flight that I was not informed about. There was also no organization for boarding the plane, and you had two flights going to the same place boarding at the same time."
Pros: "I liked that this flight had individual tvs on the seats and that movies were available."
Cons: "On my second flight, I was not fed dinner despite the evening time and the length of the flight, we weren't even provided snacks."
Pros: "The crew members tried their best in the unfortunate circumstance and the choices of movies was okay but it was better than nothing."
Cons: "I chose to fly directly to save time, and I spent the extra $100 for choosing this option over flights with a layover. I ended up waiting an additional 2 and a half hours before the flight took off -- in this time I also requested for a blanket since the air craft got cold. There was an extra charge for this as well. It is ridiculous considering, the purpose of my flight choice was to ensure that I saved time and in return I paid for the convenience, ironically it didn't work out that way. There was no form of compensation."
Pros: "The crew are very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats are very small with little legroom. My husband is 6"1 and sat in a middle seat. His knees were jammed into the seat in front of him. Full flight so he could not be reseated. There is no entertainment system which was ok since it was a red eye flight. I've have flown on many local and international carriers and the space on this aircraft was amongst the smallest I've come across."
Cons: "My bags were lost and no one would give me contact information for how to track them down. The only number I was give has not had anyone answer after I have called many times over the last several hours"
Pros: "The attendant at check in was very personable and friendly. The food was decent as airline food goes. The entertainment I enjoyed as there were some old classics I enjoyed watching again and there was music I enjoyed. The crew was pleasant and tried to make us comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't like being put on standby when we purchased our tickets months in advance. Then being led to believe that we might be upgraded to business class only to be given the very last seats in the plane. That was not right or fair. We were also not the last to check-in."
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