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Jul 30 — Aug 61
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$464

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$1,560

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$620

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$15
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Japan AirlinesOverall score based on 4699 reviews
8.8Boarding
8.5Comfort
9.0Crew
8.4Entertainment
8.4Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Was able to get home toward Los Angeles with delays and change in plane so did not get proper seating as reserved."
Cons: "The plane was delayed from Tokyo to Los Angeles due to a pilot staffing issue. The plane stopped in Honolulu at 6:00AM in the morning and no staff was able to assist so they made everyone go through the run-around to have the luggage scanned for agriculture. Then they stated that even though we had pre-check, we did not qualify and the boarding pass was not issued with Honolulu to LAX. Over 5 hours delay and did not know that we could have stayed in Hawaii free room and meals. Terrible and one of the worst vacations ever for returning to the US. The food was not great."
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Pros: "Was able to get home toward Los Angeles with delays and change in plane so did not get proper seating as reserved."
Cons: "The plane was delayed from Tokyo to Los Angeles due to a pilot staffing issue. The plane stopped in Honolulu at 6:00AM in the morning and no staff was able to assist so they made everyone go through the run-around to have the luggage scanned for agriculture. Then they stated that even though we had pre-check, we did not qualify and the boarding pass was not issued with Honolulu to LAX. Over 5 hours delay and did not know that we could have stayed in Hawaii free room and meals. Terrible and one of the worst vacations ever for returning to the US. The food was not great."
Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating crew."
Pros: "It wasn't JAL it was American."
Pros: "The crew was organized and efficient."
Cons: "Entertainment: movie choices were limited."
Cons: "Seat cushion could use more cushioning. Larger portions of drinks served"
Cons: "Good space with large seats. Good food and service."
Cons: "Good"
Cons: "Had serious and consistent blockage to receive seat assignment from AAirlines. Round trip ticket with JAL but they code shared lax to tokyo with AA. Later AA refused to let me change THEIR seat assignment (3 scattered middle seats in economy). unless I bought an upgrade. They also said tic"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Seating and service"
Cons: "Flight to Haneda airport not Narita"
Pros: "Seats, movies, comfort"
Cons: "No vegetarian options"
Pros: "Friendly, clean. Great movie selection."
Cons: "I wasn't allowed to reserve a seat - apparently they don't allow Kayak customers to reserve seats now. I was forced into a middle seat and was uncomfortable and dehydrated the majority of the trip. Nice girl at baggage check said she'd ask a manager to move me, and to let them know at the gate, but the people at the gate said no. I felt discriminated against because I didn't book through them and/or I'm not Japanese. They historically love to put mushrooms in their food, like a fetish. This left me with one choice for the entree - some version of oyakodon - eggs and chicken. In my box there were two enormous chunks of fat/skin and another unidentifiable part of the chicken, and about the amount of edible chicken as 1 1/2 nuggets from Chick-Fil-A. There was more lotus root than chicken, so basically I had a box of rice and scrambled eggs with garnish. For the second meal, it was the Yoshinoya gyudon - a small serving of thinly sliced beef with rice. If I bought this fresh at a Yoshinoya restaurant, it would cost about $3. It's the rough equivalent of serving you a McDouble - cheap and filling and a coin toss if you get stomach pains. I lost that coin toss. Unless there is a big fare difference or I find out that their reserved seat policies are changed, I will choose ANA or another carrier. I used to enjoy JAL, but I cannot abide by idiotic decisions that seemed designed to punish people for using 3rd-party booking sites or who are not Japanese."
Pros: "Service and Entertainment were great. Lots of legroom is great."
Cons: "There are no air vents per seat so on the whole I was very hot and uncomfortable during the flight. One other detail: this is not Japan Airlines fault, but at LAX we had to sit on the runway for an hour because there was some confusion about the parking space for the plane. After a nine hour flight, to sit and wait for another hour was very uncool."
Pros: "Wonderful crew!"
Pros: "Able to accommodate many dietary requirements and friendly crew"
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: "Great service and terrific vegan meals served. Facilities were clean and personnel were very helpful and provided terrific service to the passengers."
Cons: "turbuance"
Pros: "the staff"
Pros: "The food was good. Seats were as comfortable as any flight is."
Cons: "There were no diet soft drinks available on the flight."
Pros: "The movies they offered."
Cons: "How long it took the flight attendens to come back and take trash and out trays for both of the meals. It made it super uncomfortable in the tiny space available. Also, not enough knee space, especially when the person in front of you puts there seat back. I flew with American Airlines on the way to Japan and I had plenty of room but I wish it was the same coming home."
Pros: "As usual A1 service all the way!"
Pros: "There was more leg room than most airlines, friendly staff, and good movies and food selection."
Pros: "The JAL flight was great. Seats were comfortable and leg room was very good. Crew was excellent too and very attentive."
Cons: "The food was not good at all on this flight. My last flight on JAL in 2010 the food was excellent. Not sure what happened but the quality of the food has gone down and it was disappointing. Luckily had a bite at the airport before boarding to sustain us on this long flight."
Cons: "Seat was too hard"
Pros: "I love flying jal"
Cons: "It's not so much the flight as it was the plane, the 787 seats recline too much for the limited legroom you get so if the person I front of you reclines all the way you will ride with there seat in your knees the whole way"
Pros: "everything, the courtesy of the entire crew, the way they show care and respect and compassion to the passengers especially the seniors"
Cons: "flight delays"
Pros: "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."
Pros: "Fare price was unbelievable. JAL and AA combined to make my flight very pleasurable and memorable. This first leg, on AA was smooth and allowed me to go to my connecting flight easy without having to go out of security and back into the international section of LAX"
Pros: "I am all right for travelling by Japan airlines this trips to Taipei. My hometown."
Pros: "Had Hindu vegetarian meals, which were good for airplane food and much better than the "standard" fare for the rest of the plane. The flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Space under the seat in front of me was very cramped - a large box for electronics got in the way and made it difficult to get into a comfortable position, which is tough for an 11-hour flight.. The plane was completely full, and my husband and I had to sit in separate rows - I was never able to switch the seats, even though I called several times and tried at the airport as well. Entertainment selection not as good as the American flight out. The JAL website (English version at least) is not very easy to use."
Pros: "I like everything about my flight"
Cons: "There was nothing to dislike"
Pros: "Food"
Pros: "Comfortable and spacious for economy class. Very helpful staff."
Cons: "If I have to be picky the movie selection didn't seem great."
Pros: "The flight was great! Premium Economy on JAL is worth the price. The leg rest was a huge perk and luckily nobody was sitting next to me so it felt extra roomy!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection wasn't as robust as other flights. I had to make sure and "save" things for the flight back so I wasn't bored. I always pack a book or game along the way, so it really wasn't that much of an issue."
Pros: "I forgot to make prior arrangements for a special meal due to allergy concerns. I notified the crew onboard, and they were attentive to my issue and helped me avoid certain foods which may cause an allergy attack."
Cons: "The seats felt very dated and uncomfortable. The entertainment options were very limited."
Pros: "excellent foods and services, spacious seats, crews speak english, flight is landing is smooth"
Cons: "seats need a bit more padding"
Pros: "Attendants were very supportive. Food was very good."
Cons: "Restroom smelled bad"
Pros: "The stewardesses were wonderful-kind, considerate and hardworking. Great meals and constant attention offering drinks. The movie choices were terrific. I stayed up all night watching top flight movies that I had not seen. I would love to travel with them again!"
Cons: "Nothing- except maybe the long trip. But if I have to take this long trip, I'd take it with them!"
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: "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: "The good: The food was tasty given we were on an airplane. Better entertainment selection than my AA flight to Japan. I prefer the 3-3-3 seat layout to the 2-5-2 because even though I had a middle seat there was only one person to get past in either direction."
Cons: "The bad: The plane was warm. I understand some people get cold, but since blankets are provided I would much prefer a colder plan than a warmer one. The warmth made it hard to sleep, which is a big problem on an overnight flight. JAL does not provide individual air vents to passengers seated where I was. I understand the reason for this, but I wish there was some way to get more comfortable. The seats were standard airline economy seats, roomy enough and with enough legroom for my sub-6-foot frame, but not the most comfortable."
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: "Great movie selection, food was decent, good beverage service, good temperature in the cabin, good leg room"
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: "Crews sympathy’s"
Cons: "Disembarking On economy plus we had to wait for all business passengers to leave and there were that needed wheelchair hence took a long time"
Pros: "Spacious Premium Economy seats with excellent flight attendants looking after general wellness of customers."
Cons: "In-Flight Wi-Fi has archaic plans… 30MB Chat App-only Plan for 2-Hours. It also usually has a pause button to halt and resume the internet session later, but there wasn’t one this time."
Pros: "One of several preferred airlines when flying to Asia. Really enjoy their service, and it's wonderful to wake up to many beauties in view!"
Pros: "The service was excellent"
Pros: "Seats are spacious even for economy class."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "All crew members are very friendly and helpful, good service."
Cons: "All over flight i feel good time, i don't feel boring all friendly staff, good service choice of food i like."
Pros: "Staff was great as usual"
Cons: "Many entertainment monitors including my row of seats were stuck for a while. The “please fasten your seatbelt” was on the screen and made the monitor unusable for the first 1hr of the flight"
Pros: "Yes and yes"
Cons: "Not sure because I have never had a better experience."
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work on 3 of the 4 flights although all purportedly had it. Also didn’t work the majority of the time in the Business Class Lounge in Singapore. Food was mediocre both on flights and in the lounge. Movie selection could hardly have been worse."
Cons: "Softer seats and more movies"
Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent and the premium economy seat was very comfortable and accommodating. The choice of food from the variety menu was also delicious."
Pros: "Flight time"
Pros: "Same as my trip to Japan. Crew was great, boarding was easy, seats were pretty comfortable, food was great, and entertainment awesome. Gave socks and toothbrush amenities, along with the normal pillow and blanket."
Cons: "It felt a tad bit hot in the plane. No personal vents to adjust to one's own desire."
Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Pros: "The lunch and dinner menu was excellent"
Cons: "more bathrooms."
Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."
Cons: "the food was mediocre at best - had to ask for water couple of times"
Pros: "Boarding was good and the flight time was shorter than expected."
Cons: "My son did not like any of the meal selections between beef and fish. We asked for a ramen noodle cup instead that the flight crew denied they had, only after seeing them offer it to another family just seconds before. I was very disappointed!! I believe the flight attendant knew of my concerns because she started asking me if the service was ok. If your doing a good job, then you won’t have to ask."
Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"
Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."
Cons: "We were not provided vegetarian food on two legs of journey although we had earlier informed the airlines."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"
Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "I'm 6'2" and the regular economy seats didn't give me enough to leg room"
Pros: "The plane had decent leg room, the food was great, service was excellent. I have no complaints. Snacks were handed out pretty regularly which was great. In flight entertainment was good too. I'll definitely fly Singapore again, I liked it better than other Asian airlines."
Pros: "My wife and I flew from Los Angeles to Seoul. The entire experience was incredible. From check in to disembarking, we were well taken care of. Gracious service and complimentary drinks throughout the flight with a full spectrum entertainment system!"
Pros: "The service, kind and pleasant."
Pros: "Comfy chairs and good food on Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "Some of the male crew didn't do anything, the females did all the interactive work in serving and helping the disabled as far as I could see."
Pros: "Everything was pretty great. Crew is very nice. Food was very good actually. 2 meals with snacks when asked. Hot towels were given a couple of times. Drinks were served and offered throughout the flight. Socks and toothbrush also given. Entertainment was great with a good mix of movies. Chairs were comfy and leg space was ok."
Cons: "I don't think I would complain about the space otherwise except that the person in front of me decided to recline their chair all the way back. It was a tight and fairly uncomfortable ride the rest of the time."
Pros: "Some of the Korean food was tasty The flight wasn't full so we had a spare seat between us, That made economy barely tolerable."
Cons: "The seats in economy are now Way TOO SMALL! You better start calling Economy - "Stearage"! Food was not as good as on past flights with SA. Movie selection not as good as past SA flights. Earphones supplied are horrible!!!"
Pros: "I traveled Premium Economy. It was well worth the extra cost over regular Economy. The food was great, the crew was great, the flight was very comfortable."
Pros: "Not much turbulence"
Pros: "The friendliness of the staff, the food and overall the experience."
Cons: "That our bags weren't check in all the way to SEA"
Pros: "The crew was very kind and helpful."
Cons: "My daughter had the vegetarian oriental - and it was basically a ball of slim. My son had the lactose free meal and it was broccoli and potatoes. We switched our return flight meals to the regular in-flight meal. It was better, but not great."
Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"
Pros: "The attendants were helpful, smiling and friendly. The entire time We flew with an 18 month old and they came looking for us before he flight to help us carry our stuff on board. They gave her a toy, asked for her name, and checked on us often. They also gave my husband and I an option for early food service so that one of us could help our daughter eat. The movie selection was great. Take off, flight and landing were smooth. And we arrive half an hour early both directions!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Excellent service by flight crew. Good selection for entertainment. Flight was enjoyable."
Pros: "Great service, great experience."
Cons: "I liked it all."
Pros: "Best economy experience I've ever had. The cabin crew is very attentive, constantly coming around with drinks and water refills. They also had decent light snacks in case you were hungry between meals. I also loved the chairback setup and the entertainment unit. If flying economy, Singapore will be my airline of choice."
Cons: "Food was meh. Above average, but still not amazing."
Cons: "On my trip to Japan, the staff was incredibly rude. Horrible commendations. The controls didn't work. And the desert had mold in it."
Pros: "Check in and boarding were flawless. The flight left about one hour late. The seats in coach are getting smaller and smaller. I got an aisle seat to have a little extra room (I'm 6'1") only to get hit big time by the food cart (they did apologize). The food was plentiful, but mediocre at best. The flight attendants were working hard, but we're abrupt and tired. Overall, I have three stars, when in the past, flying SA was always a five star experience. It got me back home though. :)"
Pros: "Great food!!"
Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"
Pros: "The staff was amazing and attentive. My surfboards arrived safe and sound... And on time. I will most definitely fly Singapore Airlines again, as often as I can. Thank you."
Pros: "Service was outstanding. The staff was attentive and helpful from start to finish."
Cons: "Not all the food was to my personal taste. I understand however that being on a flight to and from Asia would lean toward choices more characteristic to the region."
Pros: "Flight crew we're attentive and anticipated issues. The flight was smooth and the lavatories were clean and stocked. Love the hot towels at the beginning and end of the flight."
Cons: "Not much to be honest. I suppose if I could say anything it would the seats in economy are a bit cramped, but that's to be expected."
Pros: "I like that I could check in 2 suitcase and able to choose my sitting when it's available."
Pros: "Awesome crew and food"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable.."
Pros: "Wonderful service. Truly caring cabin crew that go out of their way to make your flight as comfortable as possible. Other airlines have a lot to learn from Singapore Airlines."

Nicer seats.

Better boarding system than just 4 zones. Within each zone, boarding needs to be done with specific rows at a time.

The luggage wasn't handled properly. My checked in luggage was damaged badly.

There was flight delays due to long ques of on-boarding process.

Cons: "Terrible service"
Cons: "Seat"
Pros: "Excellent crew and great food."
Pros: "Flight attendants were excellent, food service very good. If the service is so good in economy, I can't imagine how nice it would be to fly in business class. I would fly Qatar Airlines all the time if the price is right."
Cons: "Economy row seats don't give you enough space for your legs between rows, but this is a systemic problem among airlines. You have to live with it or move up to business class."
Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."
Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."
Cons: "Cleaning of bathrooms"
Pros: "Crew was nice. Seat was broken for recliner."
Cons: "Having parents with infants board with or after those needing assistance. It was an inconvenience having a fussy infant wait in a long line. We had bassinet seats so boarding first would not have slowed the seating process."
Pros: "Every things was great ."
Pros: "Just OK"
Cons: "Airport lounge at Ahmedabad"
Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No alcohol served"
Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."
Pros: "The food and crew were great"
Cons: "Older plane the tv panels were faded"
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating"
Pros: "Crew was very active, attentive and bice, seats are wide and comfortable, food is tasty and delicious! Great experiencce!"
Cons: "If all people would remain upright, that is actually saves more space for legs then horizontal position ;)"
Pros: "Qatar is impressive. The airbus was incredible."
Cons: "It would be noce for flight attendants to give coughing passengers a mask. 12 hours on a flight next to two sick people."
Pros: "Excellent crew and food."
Cons: "No WiFi."
Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Need a variety. Curry is not for everyone."
Pros: "On business class, so service was extraordinary"
Pros: "They do their job well"
Pros: "First it was a brand new airplane and only that but it came with good food selection and enough spaces for tall guys like me ."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was very poor"
Pros: "Helpful and friendly flight staff, comfortable business class seating that provided privacy and room for personal carry-on bag and toiletries."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Excellent service. Flight on time."
Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Hospitality, boarding process"
Cons: "Food was slightly undercooked (chicken). Should have better process to check for that"
Pros: "all"
Pros: "Crew were extremely helpful and kind. Very responsible and polite."
Cons: "LCD was not touch screen and was extremely difficult to work with . I couldn't scape from an accidental menu which I was dropped in games and missed whole flight to enjoy something in LCD ."
Pros: "on my flight from bkk to Doha all the flight attendants were very helpful. One in particular with the name Mary Jane, was very helpful and she stood out among the rest. Thank you for your kindness and help when I couldn't eat some of the foods on board. Whom can I write an email to so that I can be sure that she gets noticed for her work? Thank you"
Pros: "Solid movie selection, good food"
Cons: "You have to go through security again at the Qatar Airlines gate, which takes extra time"
Pros: "Great on board bar"
Cons: "Food is not fresh and seats are not comfortable. Very little leg room."
Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "My seat is changed without my approval.thats disgusting"
Pros: "service"
Cons: "asian vegetable meal was uninspired"
Pros: "I liked the schedule was on time and smooth plane ride."
Cons: "I did not like the room in the plane. The seats where to close and u I couldn't sit back because person behind u would complain. Flight attendants did not really going around to see if we were good r needed drinks or even smiled they looked very upset and had some attitude when I did ask for something. Customer service needs more improvement."
Pros: "When we flew into Melbourne it was not a happy experience. Seats were cramped and arm rests wouldn't raise. The flight out, even though on the same model plane, was better. There was more room and we could raise the arm rests. For a 13+ hour flight that makes a big difference."
Cons: "Because the tickets listed the same type of plane in both the bad and not so bad flight, it is very hard to know what we're going to get. I'd love to be able to plan to avoid the bad experience, but if they use the same plane in two configurations, there isn't enough information to do so."
Pros: "everything!"
Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."
Pros: "Crew courtesy."

PLEASE READ…the airline and staff itself were an absolute blessing. Everything from early online check in to exiting was wonderful. The only thing that sucked was (and this was no one’s fault, not even the parents) but we must have had 7 infants/toddlers on board that seemed to react to each other’s screams and cries. The whole plane was filled with these poor crying babies and their parents trying to console them. This of course is no one’s fault but it made the flight long. Plus the guy next to me must have ordered well over 10 Jack Daniel’s AND 10 Maui beers so he was a hot mess.

Delayed inter island, then took off at regular scheduled time but no new updates sent so I missed my plane from the restroom.

The flight was maybe a little more than half full. We boarded quickly and left on time. Everything went smoothly. Drinks were offered. No food or entertainment, as expected for a 45 minute flight.

I don't like that you have no little screen to watch a movie or be able to listen to the music channels. And the food needs to change from hot pocket meals. Back to actual little meal in the container to eat. They taste better! The pockets in front of you is not any room to put your things in anymore. Do you want us to just throw the trash on the floor?

Pros: "Crew was excellent. Flight on time."
Pros: "On time! Nice crew."
Cons: "More entertainment options for a 10hr flight. Food was not the best, no variety."
Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Selected seat with extra leg room. Quite comfortable."
Cons: "More check-in windows to accommodate the volume. Only eight windows to checking three different flights. Waiting tims in lins was over 1.5 hours. Incredibly bad service!"
Pros: "The crew was excellent, very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I hate cup noodles and I hate that that’s the only option for a snack. The food overall was not great."
Pros: "The staff on the flight was great."
Cons: "Screaming babies everywhere."
Pros: "Crew was nice and served drinks several time instead of just once."
Cons: "The flight delayed taking off by half an hour and cut my transfer to connecting flight to SF as much. I had only an hour to get through custom and claim luggage to checkin again. But connecting flight terminal was a different one. Hawaiian should provide an agent to direct us to get to the gate."
Pros: "Nice new plane. The attendants were amazingly friendly. First flight we’ve received a complimentary meal on in a very long time."
Cons: "We got the in flight entertainment app from Hawaiian to watch movies during the flight. What we didn’t know was we needed to pay for the movie. We assumed it was like other airlines where they have a select few free movies to keep you entertained during the flight. Nope. Not blaming them, but just something to know before flying. We would have downloaded some movies beforehand if we knew they weren’t free movies."
Pros: "Turkey pastrami sandwich was the best with spinach And cheese."
Cons: "A little cold in the cabin."
Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"
Pros: "Served a meal and lots of drink services which was great! Really friendly attendants."
Cons: "Didn't like that you have to buy the movies on the plane."
Pros: "No food, or entertainment but was fine. quick ride from one island to the other."
Pros: "Good food and beverage service for coach. 767 plane has more isle seats so more comfortable for longer flight. Flight crew excellent."
Cons: "HA has older 767s that have few entertainment options for the long flights, bring your own. Honolulu airport is immense and the distance from the gate to the baggage is very long and there is only one small stretch of moving walkway and no assistance carts. If you have trouble walking a mile, get a wheelchair. Same thing at Phoenix terminal 3. Long walk from gate to baggage without any assistance whatsoever."
Pros: "Very nice staff, very decent food (a little bit small, but tasty), good entertainment options, comfortable and quiet cabin"
Cons: "Was reassigned aisle seats with no explanation for both legs of my journey despite paying for window seats."
Cons: "The women at the gate were total bitches. Rude. Poor costumer service. And not very helpful. The main woman ( Hawaiian mix looking ) was very rude and stuck up. You need to retrain her!!! I will never book that flight ever again !!! Very disappointed. Rather go with Delta!!!"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Plane showed up 2 1/2 hours late. Seats in terminal were very uncomfortable and staff had no clue what was going on. They had 3 flights trying to leave from same gate at same time. Plane seats were also very uncomfortable. Once plane was boarded and on way pilot came on and blamed the delay on maintenance issues and weather. Airline delay caused 2 hour delay getting our rental car. We didn't get to our lodging until midnight and should have been there by 7 pm."
Pros: "Food, service, and on time."
Cons: "The temperature is too cold inside the carbine"
Pros: "The juice offered for the short flight was welcome."
Cons: "Traveling partner did not have a seat assigned at check in, and even though we got to the gate an hour before boarding and asked to be able to sit together, either they forgot or were unable to make it happen. Seats assigned at checkin seem standard now, so not having one is unsettling."
Pros: "Crew polite, surprised we got food, comfortable flight"
Cons: "Entertainment wasn't working"
Pros: "As I indicated it was OK!"
Pros: "A mechanical issue meant our late night Sydney to Honolulu flight was cancelled. As a consequence, we were on the runway from 9:30 until 11:30 while they tried to fix the problem. Then we were at the airport until 1:00 am getting a hotel voucher and re-ticketed. Unfortunately, instead of having a day in Honolulu to deal with jet lag before going on to San Diego, we lost our Hilton reservation in Waikiki. We ended up getting a direct flight to LAX and on to San Diego. I will say the crew attempted to work with us. Daniel made an executive decision and got us on United. But no stopover in Hawaii."
Pros: "free meal, comfort of seats"
Cons: "Not being able to pre-book my seat"
Cons: "Delayed from Minneapolis me miss this flight. Now I have to fly to Seattle."
Pros: "Staff was extra friendly!!!"
Cons: "It was freezing and we didn't have a way to control the air blowing down on us."
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Plane looked well maintained"
Cons: "Delay in boarding by almost hours with no real explanation as to why"
Pros: "Food was good, but because of the hour and a half waiting on the plane to take off, we got no snack."
Cons: "We were seated in a row where we had to pull up the entertainment panel from the right side of our seat leg area. The steward seemed frustrated with us for not knowing how to work it. I never could raise mine because it did not work whatever I tried and was afraid to ask for help because of how my husband had been treated. Also we had never used the tray tables from the right arm rest before and needed help to get those up as well."
Pros: "No food or entertainment options available, but you do get a beverage of juice or water. The flight is very quick (under 1 hour) so it's nothing fancy."
Pros: "Service, movies are numer one"
Cons: "Nothing to not like on this flight"
Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"
Pros: "liked that the flight was quick"
Cons: "That we were so late, missed connection flight."
Pros: "I loved that they had a vegetarian option."
Cons: "Better inflight entertainment would have been nice."
Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "The times during the flight that I wasn't sleeping."
Pros: "My experience boarding was a bit of a disaster as the boards at the airport stated an incorrect gate and reported an hour delay which was not correct. I ended up having to sprint to make the flight in a different wing an hour before I thought it was leaving. I barely made it onboard. I think this is an issue with the airport, not the airline but this is the only forum I have to state this. My experience with the crew was amazing. Very welcoming and hospitable. My experience with the airport staff was the opposite. Very unhelpful and cold. The flight went fairly smoothly, but, as is the case with most American airlines these days, the seats are uncomfortable and cramped. The inflight meal was good (for airline food) and very much appreciated on the 6 hour flight. Overall, this was a pretty typical American flying experience. Unfortunately, I was returning from flying with Asian and Australian airlines which were much more comfortable and customer-focused, so my experience on Hawaiian seemed subpar."
Pros: "Seats were comfy, planes were new."
Cons: "Expensive entertainment on international flights No vegetarian or healthy food options, despite 20hours of flight time each way (NYC to Sydney via Honolulu) Absolute mayhem checking-in in Sydney and Honolulu. Hawaii airport is terrible for transfers."
Pros: "Flight attendants were kind and humble. Good food."
Pros: "Despite purchasing tickets in June, we were not seated together for our December flight home from Maui. During online check-in, 3 of us were scattered about the plane and the other 2 were not even assigned seats. NO ONE at customer service was able to assist us over the phone nor at in person check-in. It was not resolved until we got to the gate and we were divided onto 2 different groups."
Cons: "There was no vegetarian nor vegan option for guests in flight. As I was not seated with my kids, they ate nothing."
Pros: "Hawaiian theme, especially the safety video. Extra Comfort seats."
Cons: "On the flight from Sydney to Honolulu the pitch and width of the Extra Comfort seats was not any bigger than the coach seats. On the shorter ( :-( ) flight from Honolulu to LAX it was."
Pros: "Not thing I like in Hawaiian airline, even the Honolulu airport."
Cons: "Airline crew not friendly, very disorganized, no seat assign, need to assign seat before boarding at the gate, make me so nervous, especially in Sydney Airport."
Pros: "Service was great."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Pros: "The price was decent from Honolulu to Sydney."
Cons: "1) The self check-in process at Honolulu airport was terrible! The kiosks didn't work and there's NO one there to help! Wasted 45 minutes trying to print my boarding pass and luggage tags. The kiosks also didn't work at Sydney airport!! Crazy system.... 2) The seats are super small! I remember the economy seats on Japanese and Korean airlines are much bigger and comfortable. 3) The food was terrible and can't compared to the Asian airlines."
Pros: "Great flight, crew and plane!"
Pros: "Service was great and food was good,"
Cons: "Really cramped and were surrounded by 5 screaming babies the entire flight. Would be nice if the babies could be kept to a certain part of the plane."
Pros: "I like the free meals, beverages and movies. Makes the flight much easier."
Cons: "The crew"

this is a great airline to fly on. I have not ever had a bad experiance with China Air.

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Kayak really dropped the ball and I have lost the entire cost of the tickets AND the travel insurance which didn't do anything. What a waste!"
Pros: "Attentive staffs, shortest time on flight connection."
Cons: "My seat couldn't recline"
Cons: "Food options!"
Cons: "Airport boarding lounge was ice cold. Staff couldn’t be bothered with it."
Pros: "Amazing"
Pros: "The seat @ premuim economy is excellent with great amenities. Food was awesome and catered to cutomers diet needs. The crew was great considering the Language barriers."
Cons: "Nothing! Awesome Airline. Would use again when traveling to Asia."
Pros: "Premium economy is awesome. Roomy with great entertainment features. First Class @ premuim economy class."
Pros: "Everything is ok but too much bumpy"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "food and seat are good."
Cons: "Good everything"
Pros: "Yes the crew was amazing and the seat"
Cons: "As long as nothing bad happens that is plenty good enough."
Pros: "Food was the worse"
Cons: "Improve food that will be suitable for human beings"
Pros: "Sitting in the emergency row."
Cons: "More veg. meal options. Please make sure to offer a complete balanced meal, not just a serving of veggies."
Cons: "The food could have been more tasty and warm."
Pros: "Good seat with plenty of leg room and great entertainment system."
Cons: "Noisy(kids) and the lights turned on and off every half hour...hard to get some sleep on a 10 hours flight."
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Good"
Cons: "It was overall good goong there, however my trip back from Manila to Ontario was cancelled due to employee strike and i had a 12 hr lay over in Taipei and diverted my flight to LAX and have to pay almost $100 for my Uber ride. I will have to ask China Airlines to reimburse my Uber expenses."
Pros: "We have now been on both TAIWAN based carriers in the past six months. CI aircraft interiors were more visually appealing- I remember BR being too dark..."
Cons: "The temperature fluctuations of the aircraft. This is really for all airlines, usually too hot upon boarding & too cold 3hrs in... Also, no coach class amenity kit. I think BR gave us "sleeping" face masks for a similar length trip..."
Cons: "Ontario Airport for international arrival is confusing. I think this has to do with more the airport than the airline...although the airline could have helped too. There is no one to ask questions once you exited the security area. The signage is incorrect for airport shuttle to the parking lots. In order to get to the parking lot, one would need to first take a rental car shuttle to the regular terminal and then change to an airport shuttle."
Pros: "Service & price"
Cons: "Not much legroom for economy customers, limited entertainment & food selections"
Pros: "Great space between seats in economy class . Yellow lights felt much more pleasant than the florescente lights most flights have."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Couldn’t fault anything"
Pros: "Since I had no check-in luggage on my way to Manila from Los Angeles, my medicine bag was packed in my carry-on with wheels. When, in Manila, I was forced to check-in that piece of luggage, I forgot to move my medication into my backpack which I carried with me on board. In Taipei, I asked the ground crew to retrieve my medication from my check-in carry-on. The team worked diligently and made sure that my medication was handed to me as I was one boarding the plane with the last few. I was delighted by the level of service and the fact that I was able to take my medication before the flight took off. What a difference in attitude between the Manila and Taipei ground crews. Thank you Taipei ground crew!"
Pros: "Lots of selections on entertainment during flight, good movies and music."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "The Ontario terminal location is much more convenient and faster than LAX."
Cons: "I had preselected a window seat, but somehow I was “bumped” out of this preselected window seat to a middle seat. I informed this detail to the Air China rep at check in but she would not listen nor care about it. I tried explaining several times, but basically got nowhere. Thanks for listening"
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Going to Taiwain food is good but going back to LA it sucks"
Pros: "Transit was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "-"
Pros: "I like the boarding because they went by zone. I also like the food and drink that was provided."
Cons: "I didn't like the restroom it was too small to go number 2 in."
Pros: "Overall, it wasn't a bad experience but it wasn't fantastic."
Cons: "The crew barely smiled."
Pros: "It’s takes s long time checking in due to long lines."
Cons: "Sits are too small and wish better choices for the food they serve."
Pros: "Great service with drinks and water. The seats were super comfortable!! The plane ride was smooth. The hostess/hosts were excellent and had really nice manners."
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "Beautiful plane, clean and well serviced, unlike American carriers"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour on the tarmac in Taipei with no explanation. I was told there were no aisle seats and when we finished boarding I could see that the attendant on the ground had not been truthful. I did get a bulkhead aisle seat after the doors were closed, but I would like to know the truth from service people."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Less leg room than other airlines, food is not as good as other airlines. If only the seats could be more comfortable."
Pros: "Crew very helpful and provide good service"
Pros: "The plane was very clean and new looking. Customer service from all employees was terrific."
Cons: "On both China Airlines flights, the wifi system did not allow my phone to access the link to purchase access. The food options were just OK."
Pros: "not too many passengers"
Cons: "Staff were on a hurry with serving food - reckless"
Pros: "good leg room, excellent food, service in Economy better than I've had in some other first class."
Cons: "A350 seat cushions are a little short for us tall folks."
Pros: "The food was good the crew were very nice and polite"
Cons: "The seating was a bit cramped. Because I have long legs there wasn't a lot of room between rows. I have been on other flights with China Airlines where the seating was comfortable and roomy but this flight wasn't. The entertainment screen was not very user friendly. The screen was small and not very clear to watch."
Cons: "The seats are too close together. If the passenger in front reclines his chair, there is no room to move around at all. It would be helpful to announce that passengers should recline their seats only during sleep time."
Pros: "The service was awesome from booking through to boarding the journey and disembarking.Would recommend to family and friends."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Plane delayed 7 hours for a maintenance problem and all I got for my wait was a $25 voucher. That is an insult!"
Pros: "I was very impressed with China Airlines. They were very professional. The plane was relatively spacious and clean. The food was good and no delays. Very nice."
Pros: "Clean plane."
Cons: "The dinner upset my stomach, leading me to get sick once I got home."
Pros: "Quiet cabin - no crying babies or toddlers"
Cons: "Food was terrible; will choose different airline in future for long haul trips"
Pros: "good entertainment options."
Cons: "food was not very good. The hot towels were cold. There was no one from China Airlines to help the 50 minute delayed passengers from the BKK to Teipei flight get through security and transfer to Teipei to SFO flight. It was very hectic with large crowds at security gates."
Pros: "Would recommend it!"
Pros: "Plane was clean and staff were accommodating."
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

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