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Low season

MarchBest time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,023(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$701or less

Good deal one-way

$481or less

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  • SamTrans is a 24-hour bus service which links San Francisco Airport to parts of San Francisco city. The routes that stop directly at the airport terminals are routes SFO, ECR, 292, 397 and 398. Buses leave from Terminals 2 and 3 outside Arrivals, and from the International Terminal at Level 1.
  • If you’re traveling with kids, you will find nurseries available in Terminals 1, 2 and 3, as well as children’s play areas (Kids’ Spots) in Terminals 2 and 3. If you need items for infants such as diapers, medicine and formula, you can find them at one of the various News shops around the airport. In addition, many restaurants have kids’ menus available.
  • Should you need to put your bags in storage after your flight to San Francisco, please note that luggage storage is available at the Airport Travel Agency in the International Terminal. You can also store sports equipment, dog kennels, canoes and bicycles. They are open from 6am to 11pm every day, with prices varying according to the size of your item and the length of time you wish to store it for.
  • An Airport Butler service is available to passengers: a customized concierge service whereby a member of airport staff assists passengers departing or arriving on flights to San Francisco, or possibly connecting to another flight. You can make a reservation for this service online; it is available in different languages.
  • If you have a bit of time before your flight, head to the Aviation Museum & Library located in the International Terminal for an insight into the world of commercial aviation. The museum is open from 10:30am to 4:30pm every day. Additionally, there are 40 art exhibitions spread throughout the airport terminals, which include paintings, installations, photography and video arts.

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Top 5 airlines serving Australia to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,488 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "JAL lounge at Haneda was the best I've ever been in. The Business Class configuration is terrific -- as private as can be on an airplane, without going First. And the JAL staff, on the ground as well as in the air, are Grade A diplomats, counselors, and -- in a word -- professionals. Which is sorely lacking in US air carriers, who don't seem to understand that air travel is a service industry, and to excel in a service industry, PEOPLE are most important to the customers. Specifically, having enough people: US airline employees are well-trained professionals too, but "corporate" consistently under-hires/deploys, which leaves employees juggling far too much at once, which degrades the service experience for the customer. Yeah, I get "the bottom line," but service industry customers will always go to businesses that offer better service. Ok, rant over. JAL is tops."
Cons: "Security and Immigration at Tokyo Haneda is harder than at US airports, but that's to be expected and nothing that JAL can control."

Pros: "The crew amazing. Food was great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and did a great job. Comfy seat. Smooth flight!"

Pros: "Crew was courteous. Flight in general was uneventful which is a good thing."
Cons: "Nothing to criticize. Flight experience was good but not exordinary."

Cons: "Flight attendants"

Pros: "From the food (dinner and lunch), to the spacious seats, to the impressive beverage selection, there is little I would change. The small touches, including coming through the cabin regularly with delicious green tea, made this a wonderful flight."

Pros: "Food was amazing. But Yoshinoya wasn't a good idea, I do not eat beef."

Pros: "everything. Flying on JAL was a fantastic experience. I'm not much for flying and was worried about the long flight, but I loved every minute of it. The flight attendance were so sweet and nice, the food was great. I would even go to Japan again just to fly with JAL!!!"
Cons: "nothing!"

Pros: "Best service and food among a few hundred flights I have taken so far. CAs were always courteous. They are smiling to each other and looked happy. It was really nice to see that."
Cons: "When booking the flights, I didn't know that I wasn't able to reserve a seat until check-in at the airport. Even usual online check-in was available for my ticket. I might have not purchased this ticket if I knew this limitation. It would be nice to know it at the time of booking."

Pros: "Staff and service good"
Cons: "777-300 plane business class very old and tired"

Pros: "Beautifully presented and tasty Japanese food. Electronic windows."
Cons: "Not overly impressed with the 12:05am departure time. Western food not overly impressive. Having to travel from the plane to terminal by bus."

Pros: "Boarding was quick as i've come to expect from DFW."
Cons: "I bought economy to save money, but unfortunately since I got the very back of the plane my seat couldn't recline."

Pros: "Food and beverages were served promptly. Moreover there were several rounds of coffee and tea service so that I never went thirsty. My economy seating was still given first class service."

Pros: "Lots of leg room in economy, flat screen, very friendly crew, and this was the cheapest direct flight to Japan I could find 2 weeks in advance!"

Pros: "I always like to fly JAL because of their excellent customer service. Very comfortable flight, too. Very smooth take-off and landing."

Pros: "Liked creative approaches with the meals, with new/different menu - some room for improvements but generally good Loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Found the seats hard and uncomfortable after a few hours although the leg space was more generous in economy than United/ANA"

Pros: "Excellent service - delicious meals"

Pros: "The flight crew were very attentive, polite, and full of genuine smiles."

Pros: "Everything was great except for how warm it was. It may be seasonal?"
Cons: "There weren’t any personal vents on the 777 going to or coming back from Japan. Otherwise it was a perfectly fine flight. I just don’t do well when it’s too warm as it make me feel sick."

Pros: "The food"

Pros: "Service was excellent!"
Cons: "It was a great flight!"

Pros: "They give a lot of food and the 12 hour flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Limited selection for entertainment"

Pros: "The Economy class seats had a lot of room - which is unusual for tall people ;-)"

Pros: "My wife and I made the rookie mistake of showing up to the wrong airport in Osaka but the JAL staff helped us by transferring our reservation to a later flight so that we were still able to make our connecting flight from Tokyo to San Francisco. We're grateful to the entire staff at JAL for saving us a lot of time and money!"

Pros: "As usual A1 service all the way!"

Pros: "I was highly impressed with Japan Air's staff both at the gate and on the flight. It was incredible customer service. I get really anxious with flying and traveling in general and was so eased just by their friendliness and organization. Thank you! I also forgot to write a review but my flight from San Diego to Tokyo on June 27 was also amazing. I was really stressed out over some logistics of my trip and the people at the gate in San Diego were so helpful!"

Pros: "I didn't expect neck pillow on board"
Cons: "Seat wilder would be great"

Pros: "Crew service is adequate. There's not much to complain about. Also I like they always put extra stuff on a table in the back, in case any passenger want to get extra between meals."
Cons: "The aisle is getting narrower and narrower. I sat by the aisle, and my elbow sometimes got in the way inadvertently or unintentionally."

Pros: "I have gotten used to long flights on various American airlines where it seems the staff do the minimal amount. Service is so incredibly better on Japan Airlines. Staff respond when you ask for assistance. They smile and work with the passengers. They were actively present almost all the time which was amazing. There is just no, "no," on Japanese Airlines. I loved the media options."
Cons: "It has been a while but the food was not as good as I remembered from way back when, or maybe that was Korean Air? It was, however, hot when it should be hot and cold when it should be cold."

Pros: "Clean :)"

Cons: "The flight attendants were talking in the back all through the flight. I was seated third row from the back, so they were audible throughout the flight and very annoying."

Pros: "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
Cons: "The food was no better than any other airplane food."

Pros: "Excellent service by JAL check-in people and the flight crew. Also, for a standard economy seat, I found the seat spacing and resulting legroom was generous - and I'm 6 ft. tall."
Cons: "Can't think of anything, really."

Pros: "Nothing really special."
Cons: "They love the PA system. They want to make announcements in multiple languages all the time."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and plenty of leg room. Food is much better than US airlines and so as the service! Will fly JAL from now on."

Pros: "Crew did a first-rate job, and space in economy seating was civilized. Snacks and juices were tasty and plentiful. Bathrooms were spacious and waits for access were manageable. Television screens and headphones in economy were easy to use and reproduced video and audio content well. Overhead storage space was adequate, even for an almost fully-booked flight whose passengers relied upon it very heavily."
Cons: "One of my vegetarian meals (the larger of the two) wasn't vegetarian. This was astonishing -- a first for me in more than twenty years of flights across the Pacific. Not once have I had a vegetarian meal that included chicken, but that is just what was served to me on this flight; I was obliged to spit it out, and to wash my mouth afterwards. The selection of films offered was demoralizingly poor, and the seatback pockets afforded even less storage space than usual."

Pros: "Everything from delicious Japanese cuisine to attentive and courteous customer service from ground crew to flight crew greatly impressed our family. Being able to fly to Haneda is even better. We plan to fly JAL from now on."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "flight attendants are always nice and gentle on JAL. Food is great. Rarely late departures"
Cons: "nothing really"

Pros: "Premium Economy had good seating space and leg room."
Cons: "No wifi access"

Cons: "Food is not that good"

Pros: "Upgraded to premium economy and the seat was comfortable. However the food was lacking. The snack was a collection of overly sweet bars and bread. The meal was okay."

Pros: "Everything from start to finish was awesome. The "poor" review by someone complaining about a gluten-free meal is typical of Americans that feel entitled. You are on JAPAN airlines... you do realize the non-gluten-free rice is a staple of the country. It's akin to a Japanese person complaining that there aren't chopsticks provided with the meals on an American Airlines flight. How were the staff supposed to help you mid-air? Mid-flight dock so one special meal can be provided for you? How about this: take some personal responsibility and purchase your own gluten free food for the flight and carry it on. Really... how can one compare the 787 with individual on demand entertainment, roomy seats, full meal service (they'll even bring a meal to you if you were asleep during the normal service), etc... all for no extra charge?!?!? It is simply amazing what JAL (and every Japanese company) sets as a standard for customer service."

Pros: "Japan airline and ANA airline are the best quality. Service,foods everything is good wonderful!!"

Pros: "Apex suite offers plenty of privacy in business class though fewer stowage areas and generally less room to move about than reverse herringbone seats."
Cons: "JAL entertainment system had comparably fewer movie choices vs. many other airlines including American, United, and Delta. Surprising that Studio Cathay actually featured more Japanese films than the JAL Magic V system."

Pros: "The upgraded seating."

Pros: "I liked the snack bag given at the beginning of flight. Long flights tend to dehydrate, I would like to see more bottled water available."

Cons: "Only 30 people were not priority boarding (including me). Not being Japanese makes you a second class citizen on Japan Airlines."

Pros: "full service"
Cons: "long flight"

Pros: "Plenty of legroom and nice updated interior."
Cons: "No complaints this time."

Pros: "the food and the business seat is very good."
Cons: "the entertainment must be update more."

Pros: "Comfortable chair foods and wheel chairs awesome"

Pros: "THE CREWS ARE VERY POLITE"

Pros: "ㅇ"
Cons: "ㅇ"

Pros: "Everything. Will definitely chose them again."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Dont have lots of option on movie"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very attentive, I just thought it was weird that they aren’t allowed to take pictures? That was the only strange thing. Overall one of the best experiences with an airline compared to most. Probably because of the unlimited tasty beverages ;)"
Cons: "Strange that flight attendants can’t take pictures like stated above. And the video games are horribly outdated!"

Pros: "Wheelchair assistance"

Cons: "Awesome"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Food staff and entertainment are generally top notch"
Cons: "Didn't like headphone jack in panel display as it gets in the way of eating, which is a lot on international travel."

Cons: "Good that have a night in the hotel to stretch and a good night sleep and a proper meal, and are all included within the ticket."

Cons: "Entertainment options are out of date which is painful for long flights"

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Leg room Food Flight attendants. They were attentive."

Pros: "they were on time and very polite."

Pros: "Considerate Staff"
Cons: "Business would be better; customs in Seoul are very slow."

Pros: "Good legroom; great choice of movies and screen on back of seat makes it convenient to choose and see movies/music etc"

Pros: "Thank you very much. Im so Happy"

Pros: "Air conditioning low and uncomfortable"

Pros: "The flight crews are friendly."
Cons: "There is no wheelchair assistance from the gate to the plane hence the passengers has to walk. My mom needed wheelchair assistance and she had to walk."

Pros: "With three little kids it was nice to be able to load early"

Pros: "Leg room, choice of food and everall services"

Pros: "flight out WAS excellent, boarding was quick, attendants were extremely courteous, seats were clean and comfortable, as can be expected, food was disappointing, only because i heard it was very good, entertainment was great, and free. rated flight home GOOD because the attendants seems hurried, all else equal."
Cons: "food was disappointing but better than most american airlines"

Pros: "Service of the flight attendants was excellent, they were courteous, pleasant and professional sort of like the old days of the flying industry. Language was a bit difficult for me to interpret however they took whatever time needed to make sure I understood their communication. Everything is tidy and clean. A good variety of movies, games, music and information channels was provided.I will fly korean Air in the future."
Cons: "Boarding was a challenge because the gate staff did not announce in English. It would be more organized if they boarded sets of rows in sequence instead of mass boarding for economy. Also had a problem with transfer at Bangkok Airport. Fortunately I had adequate time for the connecting flight but the transfer area was not opened until 7pm. The transfer process is all new to me and not really easy to understand until the first experience. The Arrival and departure boards rotate airline information which was initially difficult to understand. The headsets were a problem in reference to fitting, volume and quality of tone."

Pros: "Punctual, decent leg room. Food is not typical dishes, creative for an airline and actually tasty."
Cons: "The web/mobile check in is convenient. Although morning flights have a long bag drop line. Many arrive before before the counter is open. Bag drop counter should open earlier. If people arrive 2hours early, then bag drop opens 3hrs earlier than the first flight of the day."

Pros: "Food was pretty good too. Great service for the price!!!"

Pros: "Good accommodations were nice. I received a sleeping mask on my first leg without asking."
Cons: "Little did I know there was a cat on the flight and my allergies started acting up. If I had known there was an animal on the plane, I would have taken some allergy medication."

Pros: "Leaving notes for missing meals Trying to help til last minute before landing Smiley face"

Pros: "Staff was great! Great food and fed frequently. No extra charges for luggage, beer or wine. The best flight experience we have ever had! Korean Air goes out of its way to know multiple languages!"

Pros: "Flight comfortable, service superb, clean and smooth flight. They went all out to make everyone feel as comfortable as they could."
Cons: "Scrambled eggs were overlooked. Breakfast lacked variety. Otherwise, it was all good."

Pros: "Service and Food was great. The hygiene was good."
Cons: "The audio on inflight wasnt working on leg 2 of the journey i.e. from Seoul to SFO"

Cons: "Their movie offering is a bit limited."

Pros: "Over all customer service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Legroom"

Cons: "Terrible service. Old plane."

Pros: "Excellent service, food, and entertainment system; best in all my travels and I travel quite a bit for work and pleasure. Bettween 2 meal services, 2 snacks, drinks, and free entertainment, time went quickly. Everyone gets pillows, blankets, slippers and a toothbrush upon boarding too."
Cons: "10 hr flight in economy from Korea is hard to get comfortable. Seats could be a bit more padded and space is still tight on such a long flight (better than normal and reclined more than avg)) but I guess thats what they want you to pay and upgrade."

Pros: "The food, available movies, and crew were all very good. The crew did a wonderful job."
Cons: "The flight was late for take off and I was disappointed that there was only one Japanese movie available for the flight."

Cons: "Could have had more options in terms of movies on the flight, such as more South Asian and more Western movie options. They also had a limited drink selection, and the wine was not that great."

Pros: "Great services"
Cons: "The flight is too full"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient and the crew was nice, polite, and mostly spoke English, which is a huge benefit. The crew provided a pillow+blanket combination, headphones, a toothbrush, two meals, several snacks, and lots of drinks including wine. As for entertainment, the flight includes several movies, tv shows, music, and games for free. I would definitely recommend Korean Air to a friend, but I would recommend that friend to bring a custom neck pillow."
Cons: "Although the crew dimmed the lights during the flight, I could never get comfortable enough in my chair to sleep. The chairs do not support the human body, they only offer rollercoaster type padding. There is no neck support, and the pillow handed out by the crew is too big to be used as a back or neck support. Even lying back, the chairs are uncomfortable. The food could have had some warning labels in English on them. Since I'm lactose intolerant and unable to read Hangul, it's difficult for me to pick food I can eat without problems."

Pros: "Service was nice and speedy"
Cons: "Seat was stiff"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Plane was spacious, clean and flight attendants were very nice and professional. Food and entertainment was excellent!"

Pros: "The flight was on time and the food was acceptable."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants did not speak English so it was hard to communicate with him. The reservationist also told my friend that she had a seat that was like an Isle seat but it was next to the window with no exit access. The only exit access was passing the person next to her which is what she was trying to avoid."

Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Baggage claim was terrible."

Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable seat (didn't even lean back, due to positioned in front of the wall).m"

Pros: "Wonderful international flights - a bit more leg room. SFO to Seoul and Seoul to Hong Kong. hands down Korean air has clean planes and friendly stylish staff. Generous meals, snacks and beverages. Best service economy international flight!"

Pros: "O"
Cons: "Overall flight was good except the long 12 hours stop in Korea was killing us. Maybe it's ok if just one on the way not back and forth of the flight."

Pros: "Lot of space for legs and comfortable seats."
Cons: "Nobody could find my reservation for a special meal and I ended up eating nothing"

Pros: "SQ always has the best looking flight attendants"

Pros: "Flat bed is wide and comfortable. Cabin crew was excellent."

Pros: "Great inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Have WiFi that is working"

Pros: "Amazing crew! They handled a full flight with screaming indisciplined kids and clueless adults with grace. Entertainment was great as usual"
Cons: "Singapore food and drinks quality has deteriorated significantly. Flights are always packed with uncomfortable seating. These days you get amenities only if you ask."

Cons: "On time would be better."

Cons: "This time Singapore Airlines Staff seem to be not so helpful. Previously they were happy to help with smiling face and approachable immediately. This time in spite of asking for help in the cabin no one turned up even after multiple requests. I could only get help when someone one walks next to me."

Pros: "Super friendly crew. Enough food and drink."

Pros: "The crew was really nice. The plane was clean and comfortable."

Cons: "Having a reservation on Alaska for the first leg of the trip would have been nice. They didn't expect us, we had no confirmation number that Alaska recognized so we were denied boarding. How much else could have gone wrong?"

Pros: "Seats were good"
Cons: "Food could have been better"

Pros: "Perfect timing"

Cons: "The hot food was dry and lost my appetite"

Pros: "Being one of the best airlines in the world, you can really go wrong with these guys. Always a good experience."
Cons: "As always, economy class is getting tighter. But economy here is still better than the western airlines."

Pros: "Nothing beats Singapore SQ!"

Pros: "Hotel location is convenient, quite comfortable and clean."
Cons: "I love the foods in Hongkong, so many varieties . Price wise is affordable."

Pros: "Everything From the food to the drinks to the comfort"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Food , both quality and quantity was poor. Entertainment - world movies did not have many choices for such a long flight"

Pros: "The seat is good. Entertainment is good."
Cons: "Luggage was damaged. The partner airline was terrible. The crew was chaotic at serving food. A few has really bad attitude."

Pros: "The food is very good in economy. Large screen tv gor movies and games."
Cons: "all was good, nothing bad"

Pros: "United miles."
Cons: "Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so."

Pros: "Good crew service"
Cons: "poor boarding arrangement. passenger did not follow the boarding group arrangement boarding the plane."

Pros: "great service"
Cons: "too long"

Pros: "The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,"

Pros: "Excellent entertainment system even in economy with many movies including recent releases. Staff were friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Economy seating is very tight for someone who is tall -- very little legroom. Food in economy was OK."

Pros: "Seats!!"
Cons: "Not enough vegetarian options. Food not that great for business class. Not enough English new release movies. Many were old. Could be improved."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "1) Crew very personable and accommodating 2) Food was good 3) Arrival on schedule 4) Entertainment system provided lots of choices 5) Baggage arrived in reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "1) Economy seating was cramped (long-haul flights should have more spacious seating) 2) Crying babies made flight almost unbearable 3) Process of leaving the plane took too long because only one exit door was used 4) Departure delayed by 35-40 minutes (made up in flight)"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, cleanliness of the restrooms"
Cons: "There was a passenger on the return flight who had the window shutter up during sleep time right across my row, and the cabin was so bright to sleep for me. I notified the crew but they were not keen on bothering the passenger"

Pros: "Second bag was four foot bronze statue, no problem or extra cost"

Pros: "Everything is excellent!"

Pros: "Amazing plane and crew!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Great price"
Cons: "Food is not good"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Hot cabin. Chairs makes so much movement when the back of the chair where the folding table is moving. Chair movememt of the seatmeat is felt in the same rows of seats."

Pros: "For as long 14 hour journey they sure make it comfortable."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Courteous, Professional Crew. Amazing Service."

Pros: "Great food. Very fresh looking flight attendants. Awesome personal entertainment system."
Cons: "Service has faltered recently. I had asked fo Riesling, and the flight attendant said they would bring later. Never did. Also, they no longer offer various Crabtree and Evelyn products in bathroom, and my night pack didn't even come with a visor to cover my eyes for sleeping."

Pros: "Food was excellent, timely departure and arrival"
Cons: "Crew was not as friendly as I'm used to."

Cons: "Food not so good"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Crew staff were excellent. Food was pretty good. Overall trip was flawless including and early arrival. The A350 aircraft feels roomy. Most importantly, given the total duration of the flight, it was a pretty good experience on-board."
Cons: "The seats and especially the hand-rests on the A350 seem very slim and flimsy. The movies choices in the in-flight entertainment were wanting."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing i like"
Cons: "Terrible ground service in changi airport singapore"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The quality of the red wine"

Cons: "charge a few $ more but serve some food on a 5 hour flight. very cold feeling"

Cons: "The crew members is not very detail oriented. Almost forgot to give our whole row of people without dinner. Don't they remember where they left off sheesh. I work at a hotel before and customer service all my life, I don't think I will make that mistake."

Pros: "the crew were very good. very nice and helpful."
Cons: "first thing i never had a clue that this would be a 2 stop trip. its ridiculous to get down at hong kong and then start again. even while going to blore, had to get down at seoul. its very tiring to do all the checkin and security. the food was monotonous. i only had okra for 2 of my meals. it was not tasty and no variety entertainment for wold cinema(Indian) is very very poor"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Good courteous service. Good in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Pity about the food which was bordering inedible. The crew were helpful but they lacked character. Almost like following orders to a t."

Cons: "Didn’t even take off!"

Pros: "Crew and food"

Cons: "Heating and serving food in plastic containers."

Pros: "The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding."
Cons: "Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals."

Pros: "Amazing staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and poor entertainment systems"

Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."

Cons: "Qatar Airways... Never to expect more"

Pros: "Staff are very polite and helpful (ground staff and in the air)."
Cons: "The food was hit and miss. Some of it was good and some of it used ketchup as a sauce. The economy seats have been stripped down to budget airline level padding and the rows seem have been been jammed in a little closer."

Pros: "crew is good and helpful."
Cons: "The food was terrible. Needs to improve the quality of the food."

Pros: "Flight was uneventful, left on time. Chocolate cake was delicious."
Cons: "I would have liked rear and forward camera live feed to show actual flight"

Cons: "I wish to have little more room on seat for long flight."

Pros: "The crew and accommodations"
Cons: "Availability of vegan meals"

Pros: "The crew very good and helpful"
Cons: "The crew are well organised"

Pros: "Staff were fantastic."
Cons: "Better movies please."

Pros: "Great crew, aircraft etc"
Cons: "General - King Hamad airport is brand new and yet there still aren't enough gates to comfortably service all QA aircraft."

Cons: "We requested the wheelchair but it wasn’t provided"

Pros: "Crew was really amazing."
Cons: "Wifi not working- huge disappointment. Seats a bit hard on A350. The overhead bins on the inside suitable only for tall people."

Pros: "We received friendly attitudes with lots of soft drinks. Upstairs in the airbus was good as my seat was near the emergency door, where I had room for my long legs. I was given aisle seats on both return flights so I could move about more. The meals were lovely. The airbus was good for peace & quiet from crying children."
Cons: "I had left an expensive style of neck/travel pillow i left in my Perth rental car but wasn’t supported to pick it up. I had to arrange for the car rental firm to post it. We had over 3/4 hr to fly. We were boarding. It’s a shame there wasn’t a quick way of getting my pillow to me without customs bureaucracy. It was a simple mistake. A toilet was blocked and temporarily unavailable. Some passengers were taking a long time and queues were building at different times."

Pros: "Amazing airlines. Lots of food and snacks. Because of a long layover they even got us a hotel room for free!"
Cons: "Very strict luggage rules, even flying international we were only allowed a handbag on board, not our carryon"

Pros: "The airlines' film library offers plenty of movies to watch."
Cons: "I had an aisle seat. The crew pushed the service carts in the gangway and hit me a couple of times, and I was very much annoyed because I was waken up while asleep."

Pros: "Flight was 80% empty, but it was amazing anyway, slept through most of it"
Cons: "Staff constantly woke me up for snacks and drinks, which is good on one hand but I was sleeping so deep that it was a bit annoying."

Cons: "The plane was delayed at the start but that's was ok you need a safe plane but we missed the next flight. You don't flight to Cuba so missed all the next day flight to Cuba but you lost all four bags and not helping to get them back so missed the rebooked flights again, so stall waiting someone to find them."

Pros: "Great service from all staff ,"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "just did not like the baggage policy for carry on"

Pros: "Foods were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 7 hrs in Manila. Then in Qatar, there's no flight available going to Philadelphia. It will be the next morning. But they did very good in assisting us in everything. From food to accomodation. We'll still fly with Qatar Airways. I know there's a good reason for the delays."

Cons: "I was put on another flight eight hours later even though I had already checked in. I actually traveled with Cathay Pacific."

Pros: "The visit to the lounge is always refreshing. The service at the shower area is great however policing of people using phones in the quiet zone should be enforced"
Cons: "The good got used a bus gate which is acceptable however this typically takes additional time if there is a connection flight"

Pros: "Excellent customer service, from the check in process, to boarding, to flying 21 hours from Boston to Phuket with infant- we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Everyone was so accommodating and helpful as we traveled with our 7 month old a lot g distance."

Pros: "Good leg room. Food was best airline food I've ever had....... By far"
Cons: "The added journey flying around Saudi Arabia. Adds extra time onto a very long flight. Would put me off flying Qatar again"

Pros: "very courteous flight crew"

Pros: "The treatment"
Cons: "It was too late"

Cons: "Thanks"

Cons: "Chairs a little too small for long flights...."

Cons: "Seats and legroom too small"

Pros: "Liked everything."
Cons: "Nothing was wrong but excess bagage fee is high"

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: "Not one of their newest planes."

Pros: "The check in crew needs training and learning the international rules Also they are missing kindness"
Cons: "Need completely replacement with expert crew"

Pros: "Much better than the flight from Mumbai to Doha. The crew was attentive."
Cons: "Meals could have been better. The good didn't compare to business class on other airlines."

Pros: "If you can book Qatar Airways at a price competitive with any other major carrier then absolutely do - incredible service, plane, food, and overall experience that far exceed the competition."

Pros: "Crew attention and care"
Cons: "Food: at best a B+ Entertaining: movie variety is poor. Seat: even in business class the seat doesn't recline completely... not very comfortable as compared to other airlines"

Pros: "The flight was not full so there was room to stretch. And the crew was more friendly because they were not overwelmed."

Pros: "Their food and crew was good."
Cons: "Seats are very small now and the entainment system was all messed up that day for the whole plane. We were trying to watch something else and system was playing something else."

Pros: "In general the crew was very nice."
Cons: "The dreamliner is a little tight in relation to the B777. The Kosher meals very all the same for breakfast lunch and snack"

Pros: "Crew is very helpful and friendly. Camecthrough with drinks at good pace. Check in very smooth"
Cons: "Food - very mediocre and felt like each meal was similar"

Cons: "No WiFi"

Cons: "No leg room, very confining. Food so-so. I do not recommend traveling on this airline."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Flight to Doha was great! Enthused crew and Ey also kept ensuring bathrooms were clean. On way from Doha to Chicago it was disgusting"

Pros: "Cabin cleanliness including restrooms, excellent food selections comfortable seats including head support and friendly professional attendants."

Pros: "Crew was amazing, great service"

Pros: "Free food great movies very comfortable"

Cons: "The food really sucked. And what I didn’t like was that if you buy through Kayak you don’t get to pick seats so I was thrown in a middle seat when I requested aisle or window. It was uncomfortable."

Cons: "Not having to sit in the plane 45 minutes after we were supposed to take off."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Seat upgrade"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Hawaiian airlines is good , United is the worst airline ever"

Pros: "I appreciated that the meal was included."
Cons: "I would have liked a chance to get a refill on my coffee but it seemed like the beverage cart only made rounds with coffee."

Pros: "They helped me with my little suitcases. As carry on."
Cons: "The system couldn’t charge my phone. And the crew showed me to use the back seat."

Pros: "It was on time leaving OGG and landing at SFO. Our luggage was delivered intact."
Cons: "Once at the gate, we had to wait ~20 minutes for it to become available. Did they not know we were coming?"

Pros: "We boarded and took off on time. The staff was friendly."

Pros: "Very friendly attendants, ran on time, comfortable, cute safety videos."

Pros: "Friendly Hawaiian service"
Cons: "did not have an assigned seat"

Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing."
Cons: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I was rerouted to Oakland for no reason -apparently they duplicated my reservation and then deleted it. I was at the airport for over 2 hours before someone would help me. The plane was delayed over an hour after boarding the plane and them we could not onboard for 25 minutes once landing."

Pros: "Great intro and conclusion to a tropical vacation"
Cons: "Temp too cold. Need free blanket"

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: "Free food and snacks very nice. Free cocktail before landing. Charger for phone at every seat."
Cons: "No free entertainment - had to pay for the movies"

Pros: "nice crew, clean plane, free meal."
Cons: "no wifi, and not communicated in advance. made it seem like we'd selected our economy seats in advance when really, we'd only "requested" those seats, and didn't sit together. this was misleading at time of booking and very frustrating. no wifi + no free entertainment = mildy frustration."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be served a meal as this just doesn't happen anymore on domestic flights. It was pretty good, too."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable smashed like sardines. Egg muffin cardboard. Free you get what you pay for just awful"

Pros: "Complimentary meals. Crew is really nice and attentive."
Cons: "N/a"

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!"

Cons: "We had a 3 hours delay and no one could explain what was going on"

Pros: "Wow, still serving snacks and a meal. Who else does that? And complementary wine. Left on time, arrived early, bags came right away. Why haven't I been flying Hawaiian?"

Pros: "I had wheelchair service & the staff was very good."
Cons: "One of our two checked bags did not arrive. After many problems we were finally told it would be delivered to our home between 10 & 11 p.m. It did not happen & I kept phoning the 2 numbers we had, no one ever answered. There were 10 of us celebrating our 50th Anniversary. AT 2.30 am I finally went to bed pretty upset It was left at my door at 5.30 a.m the next day. Poor communications after a wonderful celebration in Hawaii."

Pros: "FOOD AND DRINK SERVICE"

Pros: "Well maintained plane, frequent service including complimentary drinks and meal."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "on time departure and friendly service"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Again, I was told there were no vegetarian meal for me. Ii feel very pitty that airline company does not consider Those people who can not eat meat."

Pros: "Besides the 15 minute delay which was pretty much made up, everything was wonderful."

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: "they fed us dinner and gave us a free glass of wine!"

Pros: "Modern plane, plenty of leg room, free meal, friendly staff."
Cons: "Screaming children."

Pros: "The service and the food"

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: "Pleasant travel and accommodations"
Cons: "One thing I didn't like is passenger seated in front of me reclining to low had to ask if they would please decline leverage so that I could enjoy my meal."

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Pros: "Excellent service"

Pros: "Free complimentary meal was a plus- it's plane food in all aspects, reminiscent of McDonalds, but food regardless. Loved the complimentary glass of rum/wine at the end of the ride! It was a warming welcome/goodbye."
Cons: "No free movies available whatsoever- I ended up renting one of the available movies for $7.99. Some of the crew were very kind but the stand-off attitudes of some other crew members put a damper on that."

Pros: "The staff on the plane were very friendly."
Cons: "-Check-in was the worst experience we've ever had -Boarding the plane was completely unorganized, no one knew what was going on (both crew and passengers) and caused delay in departure -Old plane with sub-par entertainment options, compared to competitors"

Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times. Especially with the number of small children and young families on board I found the crew to be extremely accomodating to the young families and others surrounding gusts needs"
Cons: "Couldn't find a negative. A great and pleasant experience"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly, I had a whole row to myself. Food was good and service was superb"

Pros: "Comfortable compared to my other flights"

Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, great entertainment."
Cons: "Late departure once boarded and the noise of the plane and people made it difficult to hear the announcement of a late takeoff so when arriving in SFO my ride had waited most and hour with no notice because I hadn't been able to hear the late departure announcement after boarding."

Pros: "Crew was on it for the services. Personal touch screens are nice. Included meal with a choice of wine was a nice treat."
Cons: "The free TV/Entertainment options could improve. Baggage fees are a bummer but expected compared to all similar flights."

Pros: "Service and food"

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "Staff is always friendly and courteous, the food is pretty good and I love the new 330's."
Cons: "The button to recline my seat did NOT work :("

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