Play is a great budget airline. There are no TVs or chargers in the seat but there was more legroom than expected. Boarding and all staff that I interacted with were great. You have to pay for any and all drinks or snacks you might want on flight.
Play is a great budget airline. There’s more legroom than expected, no TVs or chargers in the seat, all staff that I interacted with were great.
Blood sucker budgeted airline. Charging after and after. No one should busy air ticket in this airline. Completely a scam and sucking blood.
The cabin crew very kindly arranged a change of seats for us due to a distressed passenger
There was no food or entertainment. That was fine, not a problem. I paid for “priority boarding” ( and a cabin bag) but there was no “priority boarding.” That was disappointing and falsely advertised so perhaps that could be adjusted.
Check in could have went faster and more smoothly
No frills airline. Excellent service. Very good leg room for passengers compared to other "full service" airlines. Crew was very friendly. No entertainment system other than flight information display which was surprising as I thought it would be another revenue stream for them. Overall a surprisingly excellent experience.
Great new carrier to Europe. Lots of leg space and friendly crew
Worst seating -- by several orders of magnitude -- on any aircraft in sixty years of flying regular and budget airlines. The seats are cramped from side to side, barely padded, short from back to front. Tightness was at first absurd and then actually painful for a five-to-six hour flight. Pitch between rows is so small that even turning to stand up to get into the aisle is difficult. And I'm a slender guy, 5'9", 170 lbs. Website for booking held many "mysteries" like hidden access to payment portal. Though one screen said my booking and payment were complete, I learned at the airport that "complete" was not true. Had to work with helpful supervisor at the check-in desk Online I was able to change my flight booking from Saturday to Friday, But also I learned at the airport (too late) that the carry-on bag fee from the Saturday flight did not automatically shift onto the Friday flight. I had to pay the much higher at-the-airport charge, 49 euros. I will try to get an adjustment.
The booking was for the new Icelandic budget airline Play, but Kayak keeps sending check-in information about India's Star Air.
Pros: "The seat was good and the service was spot on"
Cons: "On both flights the crew was not very friendly of helpful. No good, Except a tiny bit for the kids on a second shorter flight. And we had to pay for Wi-Fi, 12 whole dollars! A real rip off. We’ll never do Iceland air again"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Providing food/meals would be good"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "My video screen did not work well"
Pros: "Nice clean plane, more roomy plane than first flight from Toronto"
Pros: "Still the movies. And the wide body jet"
Cons: "Got email night before that flight had cancelled or changed. Ended up on a flight on United. Got to my destination as scheduled."
Pros: "Smooth flight Good seating assignment"
Cons: "The absence of a nice meal."
Pros: "Economy seat had enough leg room for me. I am 6ft 1in. Prefer their seating by row over groups."
Cons: "English announcements were difficult to understand ..at least it was in aft section. As advertised there was no free food."
Pros: "We made great time and it was a short flight. Entertainment options were wonderful."
Cons: "Still felt the seats are too small. Foot room is not really enough. Can’t fit my carry on under the seat."
Pros: "Departure from Reykjavik was delayed by about 15 minutes. The flught was not full so I had a spare seat next to mine to stretch s bit"
Cons: "More communication on delays would rsse strees on passengers"
Cons: "I thought it was quite cold during the flight."
Pros: "At least I made it."
Cons: "A delay in departure from bwi in combination with not nearly enough time to make transfer in ref (1hr), made for a stressful trip."
Pros: "Nothing to add, all as expected."
Pros: "So much more legroom than I'm used to for a budget flight! I was so comfortable and there were plenty of options to keep me entertained on the flight."
Cons: "Boarding was a little chaotic and food/wifi was expensive, but would definitely book them again!"
Cons: "Overhead bins too shallow. Seating cramped."
Cons: "Had to call the 1800 number before my flight. I was on hold for over 2 hours, literally. Obvious that this company does not care about customer service."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "No space under the seat in front of me. Very little leg room. The airport gate was chaos."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "There is only a serve of drink, headset need to pay"
Pros: "They were on time"
Cons: "They forced us to check a bag that we did not need to check for the first flight, and they ultimately lost the bag at our destination. Did not receive the bag for 12 hours after we landed. They also had us boarding outside exposed to freezing rain and wind for 10+ minutes. No organization tot he boarding process, it was a free for all. People were getting soaked and frustrated."
Cons: "No food, 3 hpur flight"
Pros: "The short lay over"
Cons: "Boarding and then having to wait for 40 minutes on the runway"
Pros: "I'm a European tour and booked a flight from Reykjavik to Amsterdam, I received an email to make an offer to upgrade and I quickly jumped at the chance. I received an email 2 days prior to departure that my offer was excepted and I would be upgraded to economy comfort. Economy comfort is between First Classe and economy and the cool thing about it is that you get treated as if he had a first class ticket. I had access to the lounge which was amazing, the spread out was wonderful he sat in the choices plentiful. Reykjavik is a small airport therefore it's a busy airport, what do you economy comfort I was able to use the saga class lane and I checked in less than five minutes whereas the regular lane was backed up. I was able to board along with first-class passengers and the lane was short which I love. Overall it was a great experience and Icelandair will make you a trip even better if you fly with them first class or economy comfort. I highly recommend them and I am definitely flying with them again."
Cons: "The breakfast menu was limited but since I had the economy comfort upgrade,it was free so I can't really complain since I had the economy comfort upgrade."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and efficient"
Cons: "No TV or wifi or USB plug-in, no air over seat. That was a drag. There is no food on this flight, not even for purchase"
Pros: "No issues."
Cons: "No issues."
Pros: "For the money it was pretty good. Things ran on time, getting on the plane on the tarmac was a new experience for me, as I've never been to an airport as small. That was a bonus tho, being small it was really easy to navigate!"
Cons: "The seats were rather uncomfortable, seemed like an older plane and the cushions didn't have much padding left in them. There was also a ridiculously loud and drunk group of folks that sat right next to us. The staff didn't seem to think their behaviour was disruptful. Most of the stewardesses seemed to be really freindly towards them even though it was fairly obvious that they were really loud and getting really loaded. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a party, but not on an airplane with next to no space. My partner got a view of a man's behind the almost the whole flight as they he was standing the aisle for most of the trip. Just seemed a bit strange to let the group go through what appeared to be cases of beer that they brought on."
Cons: "No leg room, two bathrooms not working"
Cons: "No food on flight"
Pros: "Flight in Saga Class was excellent."
Cons: "Bus from boarding area to plane was not the best experience --- like LHR 40 years ago. Also, my checked bag apparently did not get transferred at KEF."
Cons: "Never got to Reykjavic"
Pros: "Seat is comfortable , nice blanket"
Cons: "Super old movie, no food include"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and accommodating, new flight was booked immediately after being cancelled"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled, missing our 10+ layover in Iceland and trip to the blue lagoon. We missed arriving to Amsterdam for our friends birthday and ended up getting there the next day. The most dissappointing and quite frankly ridiculous part was that after being on hold for 2 hours Iceland air refused to upgrade our seats to first class after such a huge inconvenience. We boarded the plane and the entire first class portion of the flight empty!! This makes zero sense to me. Iceland air should seriously reconsider their upgrade policies. They would rather have first class be empty than make their customers happy! We were even willing to pay extra."
Pros: "Leg room was adequate and crew were generally helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Crew not showing up for flight until a few minutes before it was expected to depart. Lack of communication to travelers about a jet bridge problem. No attempt to make up lost time when the flight left an hour late (happened twice on the same trip)."
Pros: "This flight was better. It was quicker and the staff were helpful and more friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment on this flight was limited. Also there was no organization to the boarding process, everyone just boarded randomly at the same time."
Cons: "No sign for business/economy at gate."
Pros: "Leg room again was spacious."
Cons: "Everything just about!!! They were delayed by two hours twice, they took off an hour late as well, then baggage took over and hour to come out after arriving at my destination. The seats are supper in comfortable I couldn't fall asleep and my back hurt so bad. I was offered no food or drink my whole flight."
Pros: "Plane wasn't full, had a little room to move!"
Pros: "The plane was new which meant new entertainment system and seats."
Cons: "It took over 30 minutes for our luggage to arrive on the conveyor belt."
Cons: "We had an 8 hour layover due to missing our connection."
Pros: "Mostly on time"
Cons: "No food or drink amenities"
Cons: "Confusion by the airline to board was a nightmare and did not feel secure or safe. A complete disaster for what was an otherwise pleasant flight"
Pros: "It was great to have free drinks but food is also nice. Be prepared to pay for your food or bring along something for the ride."
Cons: "No food included in the price of the ticket."
Cons: "Plane time delayed 30 minutes and on top of that once they opened the gate there were still long waits and a shuttle that needed to be taken to plane. Plane was boarded and took off later than expected and landed at final destination later than expected. Overall, both flights included, it was a very painful first experience using iceland air."
Pros: "The crew was polite and helpful!"
Cons: "The seats were stiff and somewhat uncomfortable."
Cons: "We had to wait 7 hours to take this flight. So after 7 hours... WE BOARD 1 HOUR LATE. Are you kidding me? This seems to happen with all IcelandAir flights. We were boarding late because we had to wait for the arriving passengers to walk through the gate first. I guess there is not enough room for people to walk in and out at the same time. Then we had to take a bus to the plan."
Cons: "Our suitcases got lost and there was an hour and a half delay on this flight"
Cons: "Die Wartezeit in Londonit 5,5 Stunden war viel zu lang, das sollte auch kürzer möglich sein"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and responsive."
Cons: "USB slot that works and also headphone jack that works. Warm food will be appreciated"
Cons: "We left Baltimore an hour and a half late and missed our connecting flight to Paris."
Pros: "The crew was professional. Plenty of space to store my carry on bag overhead. I also like the safety video at the beginning, featuring actors and comedians."
Cons: "I have no complaints about this flight."
Pros: "The one saving grace, however, was the arrival lounge at Heathrow, which did have excellent breakfast food."
Cons: "The seats in business class were very small and uncomfortable. We are not large people, but there was no room to sleep. Plus the service was not warm, the food unappetizing. We will never fly on British Airways again."
Pros: "Lovely wide windows!"
Cons: "Surprised at check in with a $60 fee for my one and only checked bag for a 2 week trip. Felt robbed. Seats very close together on flight. Sore knees."
Cons: "Dear Sir or Madam: My two colleagues and I bought our tickets from BWI to Geneva, via London Heathrow, through Kayak as I have many times in the past. However, the Kiwi.com travel agency did not flag that the ticket from BWI to London Heathrow allowed for one piece of checked luggage, but the ticket from London Heathrow onwards to Geneva did not allow for any checked luggage. Also astonishingly, we had to pass through Customs, reclaim our checked suitcases from the baggage carousel, and check in again through Customs to board the onward flight, both coming and going through London Heathrow. In addition to the extraordinary inconvenience that we could neither transit at London Heathrow to our connecting flight without going through Customs twice and that we could not check our luggage through to our final destination, we also had to foot a higher baggage charge to allow for checking in our suitcases, now that we had arrived in London Heathrow only to discover this that our onward ticket did not cover one piece of checked luggage. Had we known that the seemingly better price posted by Kiwi.com on Kayak’s comparative offerings came at such a high price of inconvenience and additional expense for the luggage, we would have taken our business elsewhere. It was deceptive of Kiwi.com to engage in such practices, even if it disclosed these conditions in fine print (for no one would expect, nor have I ever seen previously in the hundreds of flights I have taken as a Million Miler on United), without flagging this. And similarly, it was irresponsible of Kayak.com to allow this “apples with oranges” comparison on its website. I’m making three more international trips in December, but I’m inclined not to use either Kayak.com and most certainly not Kiwi.com for future airline ticket purchases."
Pros: "City airport is very convenient from East London. Flight is only 40 minutes"
Pros: "Safe flight"
Cons: "Just wanted a glass of coca cola."
Pros: "The crew was great and made the flight comfortable and easy! They brought drinks as needed, free of charge, movies and headphones were provided, and the flight arrived ahead of schedule in London! A wonderful experience! Would absolutely fly again and was so pleased to find the deal on kayak!!!!"
Cons: "Absolutely no leg room despite paying additional fee"
Pros: "Nice staff, very accommodating to the fact that we were late and missing connections. The ground staff in baltimore were communicative and really nice about the delay. The ground staff in london were super on top of it, handing us a new boarding pass as soon as we landed given that we missed our connection."
Cons: "The back of the plane is just SO cramped. Seems humane to take out a seat in that back section. The food was pretty dry. Would have appreciated a bit more explanation of options. I didn't watch any movies - just tried to sleep. We took off three hours late. It's surprising to me that none of the BA staff spoke italian. Would have been helpful for the missed connections as I ended up stumbling through some spanish to help an older italian couple who didn't speak any english. it was surprising how little translation there was!"
Cons: "First flight cancelled. Customer service hung up first time. Almost 2 hours on hold to reschedule"
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Cons: "Seats not good for 5'10" and taller. Leg room cut short by box fixed under seat in front of me"
Pros: "It was efficient and on time"
Cons: "British air is not what ir used to be. It is no longer high caliber flying. The attendant were not impeccable a it once were. The plane was not grand as o expected. Just average like any other airline"
Pros: "Clean efficient on time Nice staff"
Cons: "Cramped seating with no leg room and dinner was barely edible."
Cons: "Seat space too cramped"
Pros: "Spacious. Great movies. Funny safety instructions."
Cons: "Arm rests on plane do not raise up all the way. I tried to lay down because the seat next to me was empty but I could not. Person operating the jet bridge took 20 minutes to learn how to operate it. We sat on the tarmac for an extended time"
Pros: "Sitting in exist row with leg room"
Cons: "Seats are small, not enough elbow space. Movie selection was bad."
Pros: "The crew was very polite and friendly, making this 7-hour flight enjoyable."
Cons: "There was nothing I disliked."
Pros: "Free wine and drinks with dinner"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for two hours. One hour on the tarmac. Missed the connecting flight to Munich and even though there were two flights BA could have booked us on while in the air they did not. We had to stand in a long queue 1.5 hrs to change our flight to the last one out and arrived at 10pm instead of 2pm. Also, the dreamliner Economy seating is a nightmare. Sardines thats what passengers are to BA. Never again."
Pros: "Safe, comfort, reliable"
Cons: "Food was NOT good at all. Go with theBeef & Potatoes"
Pros: "Crew was hospitable"
Cons: "Headphone jack in seat arm was inoperable . Seats were so cramped a fellow passenger who was taller seated on the aisle was moved."
Cons: "The British airline flight was operated by american airline and someone who handled her bag stole everything. We purchased prior to the flight. 2 pairs of sneakers a gift spoon for our grandson and other items not mentioned. Then they put her bag on another flight which made her wait for 1.5 hours in Madrid for her bag. Your handlers ruined our trip.How can you allow thieves to do this especially with TSA supposedly there monitoring it? I want a claim form sent to me ASAP so I can recover my goods. A notice was not placed inside, stating it was checked."
Pros: "I like the friendliness of the crew. They were always pleasant and accommodating. The hot meals were good."
Cons: "I didn't like the cramped spaces, especially when the person in front of me would put their seat back. It was hard to get in and out if you needed to use the restrooms and to eat with your food on the tray table ."
Pros: "I like everything the service provided by the crew and the airplane"
Cons: "For the second London trip in a row, my return flight to BWI was cancelled. Not weather, not equipment, just cancelled."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was above average, curried chicken dinner was good too!"
Cons: "They lost our suitcase full of outdoor gear (boots, coats, underwear, socks and thermals) days before we head to the inside of the arctic circle on an anniversary trip. Pretty upsetting to say the least"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "We learned the connecting flight from BWI TO PHL was canceled when we tried to pull boarding passes.This started a five hour panic for our party of four which was a leisure travel nail biter. We lost a day, flew into JFK and had to make other arrangements to avoid canceling our trip."
Pros: "Overall good experience for short flight - entertainment and breakfast not included."
Pros: "Overall all was excellent. The only is the sear do not have enough leg room. Particularly if the person in front of you put the seat all the way back. Would prefer a flight from Baltimore to Madrid."
Cons: "Seating was to close"
Cons: "Flight from London to Baltimore attendant stood in the back talking and laughing ignoring my call button. Waited 20 min before someone came so I could get water for my daughter. Flight attendant who responded was very rude."
Pros: "The crew inside the plane was amazing"
Cons: "As soon as i got to the check in window i was informed my flight was delayed and I had planned everything to be on time and since my flight was one hour late it kind messed things up a little bit. It seems that british airlines had a delay on purpose just to have a full flight, i wanted to change seats im a skinny guy and i was seated between TWO BIG people my elbows had to be tucked in all the time"
Pros: "Very courteous staff. Food was good. Flight was fast. No problems."
Cons: "air stewardess was very rude unecessarily"
Cons: "My flight from BWI-JFK was cancelled due to weather related issues and was rebooked to BWI-MIA-MAD, 5 hours late from my original departure and without providing any meal voucher despite asking from the agent. BWI-MIA flight was delayed due to air traffic clearance from the thunderstorm and almost missed my connection MIA-MAD by few minutes. Upon arrival in MAD, my baggage didn't make the connection and had to wait for 3 days before my baggage arrived"
Pros: "Customer service."
Cons: "Embracardo plane is small."
Pros: "Good food. Beautiful plane. Great stuff. Free beverages of all kinds."
Cons: "There is not enough space to sit. It is insulting to be squeezed into such a small amount of space, particularly on such a long flight."
Pros: "I liked everything! Free drinks, movies on demand on the seat-back screen on the seat in front of you... comfortable seats. I would definitely fly BA again!! (The American Airlines return flight was a bit less desirable in all categories. Comparatively, BA was awesome!)."
Cons: "Not a thing!"
Pros: "Quiet and peaceful."
Pros: "On time, no issues, friendly staff"
Cons: "Freezing, air cond blowing cold air the whole time"
Pros: "Nothing in particularly"
Cons: "Disorganised boarding, people standing to find a seat, upgrades being handed out on a whim. Meal service poor."
Pros: "Food and entertainment were great"
Cons: "Crew started out way too smarmy. First half hour of flight was nearly continuous, repetitive stream of innocuous announcements. After that, the general mood from the crew was snotty. One male attendant in particular was grouchy and touchy, physically grabbing tables and seats and repositioning the passengers for landing. Another wider attendant seemed to make it a personal vendetta to barrel into anyone who dared extend a shoulder into "her" aisle. During last two hours of flight, the cabin temperature soared into the high 80s (I blame the grouchy attendant), which was made worse because that model of plane didn't have personal air vents."
Pros: "Was a quick flight from city airport. Bags out really quick in Rotterdam"
Cons: "Delayed by 40 mins. Long time to check in. Now water in the toilet on the plane."