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United Airlines and Air China have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Beijing to Illinois. Confirm policies on booking site.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 13h 05m
The cheapest ticket to Illinois from Beijing found in the last 72 hours was $1,024 one-way, and $1,060 round-trip. The most popular route is from Beijing to Chicago, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $697.
Air China flies most frequently to Chicago from Beijing.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Have no recommendations...everything was great"
Pros: "The crew was fantastic"
Cons: "I was very uncomfortable in my seat. I purchased a seat with more leg room but didn’t know that exit seats don’t have the same width as other seats so my hips were in the seat tight. I wish I would’ve known this before I bought the extra legroom."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and plane was on time. Food was good and also had various snacks in between meals. One of the things I liked most was that they had nitenacks in the restroom."
Pros: "Crew was awesome! Very attentive and friendly. Food was better than expected. Seating (premium economy) was very comfortable."
Pros: "Comfy seats (no need for pillow), large touch screen, generally clean"
Cons: "Better food. I love airplane meals and been on many different airlines and sad to say, eva air has the worst food out of all of them"
Pros: "The price. The staff was professional and friendly."
Cons: "Everything was good."
Pros: "The crew is better than many, but not as “all smiles” as I remembered"
Cons: "More Asian hospitality, 3/3/3 seating instead of 3/4/3 seating in economy"
Pros: "Free food!"
Pros: "The crew was very good at serving the meal. The crew did a great job telling passengers to get back in their seats when they were standing up while we were on the run way after landing."
Pros: "Crew was great and food was good toom"
Cons: "Might be out of your control but the turbulence got pretty rough at times and was alot more than any of my flights I've been on."
Pros: "Cabin crew very nice."
Cons: "It is being overly picky of me but I had two pieces of bread, one very tasty but the other a bit dry and hard."
Cons: "The flight was great"
Pros: "Very accomodating crew. One of the nicer airlines I’ve flown on. Newer, well maintained clean aircraft."
Pros: "EVA Air is an excellent overall airline."
Pros: "Being able to check bags and get boarding pass at Taipei Main station prior to boarding MRT (similar to Hong Kong) is a very useful convenience. EVA staff there were extremely pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "EVA Air has just got it figured out, solid from boarding to departure"
Cons: "Faster airplanes, or I could pick shorter trips"
Pros: "Very comfortable flight, many amenities included. Meals were excellent. Hospitality was exceptionable."
Pros: "Very confortable full flat seat (surprising on a short flight), very good food. Excellent service"
Pros: "The plane wasn't full and we could spread out. Food was fine."
Pros: "Flight left on time , flight attendants made the flight great"
Pros: "Was a way home. Bathroom clean"
Cons: "Food was terrible. I’ve flown with Eva many times but the food is worse than ever. If your Chinese you can put seat back in meal service but if not Chinese must obey rules. The entertainment has very little to offer for such a long flight. So board. The seat is very uncomfortable and deflated seat is painful to my back. Flight overbooked in economy and many seats available elsewhere, they should offer for a little more money but leave empty while everyone is crammed like sardines"
Pros: "I like the whole round trip flight. from smooth and fast boarding process to big leg room for my premium economy seat. Food are good with 2 choises and staff are pleasant."
Cons: "Nothing I don’t like"
Pros: "Feeling much better than others"
Pros: "plenty of movies to watch."
Cons: "the second meal options were not to my liking. I chose Pasta, but i did NOT like the pasta meal: Too much pasta, not enough chicken."
Pros: "My roundtrip flight from Chicago to Bangkok was excellent for many reasons. First, my flight from Cleveland was delayed, and the EVA crew was quick to communicate with me and be sure to get me to the gate so I didn't miss the flight. The staff were all very kind, helpful, competent, professional. The airplane was very clean, very efficient, good meals, good entertainment. Excellent airline. I'll be flying with them regularly!"
Pros: "Great crew, impressive washrooms, food was wholesome and warm"
Cons: "My friend had a long wait in line to get her boarding pass. She was denied at the counter to fly due to there being 40 minutes until her board time. She was not checking bags, and the security line was a walk through. But they would not issue her a ticket, cancelled her international flight, AND her return flight. She had to buy an entire new round trip international flight...All the while her plane was still on the ground...This did not make sense to me. This does not make sense to anyone I explain the story to, either. Your counters truly are always long waits. It was her fault she didn't leave enough time. But the lack of flexibility in rebooking and the inability to still use her return flight home? WHY."
Pros: "Everything about my flights.."
Cons: "None.. they were very acoomodating of my request esp my seats"
Pros: "I liked that the Airline was very accommodating in arranging an alternate flight for me, after they caused me to miss my Connecting flight in Taipei, due to the delay in Hong Kong. I didn't mind being redirected through Seattle first, and then on to Chicago, but. . . . ."
Cons: "The 1hr, 40 minute delay in Hong Kong ended up costing me 11 hours of additional travel time to reach my final destination. The Airline arranged for the last leg of my flight to Chicago from Seattle to be on a different Airline, and it wasn't so comfortable. Arrangements were made by the airline in Taipei for my flight out of Chicago for me also, but with a 4 hours layover and on a "Standby" condition. This I didn't understand because there was a much earlier flight leaving Chicago on this same airline and it wasn't full. Staff at the ticket counter did eventually correct it to the earlier flight for me."
Pros: "I Like the AirPlane d staff but not d food.There food should needs improvements it looks ordinary."
Cons: "Absolutely their “FooD” a lot of riders or my friends & family complains their food."
Pros: "Seat is comfortable, washroom very clean"
Cons: "So far none since this is my second time in Evaa Air."
Cons: "We love there service no complaints"
Pros: "First time flying , smooth journey, nice in plane entertainment, food, crew etc"
Cons: "TAIWAN airport has free half day tours."
Pros: "Thick blanket, toothbrush & toothpaste, eyes cover for sleeping, on time boarding, excellent overall"
Pros: "food is good"
Cons: "night hour flight"
Pros: "Comfortable flight. Crew were friendly and attentitive."
Cons: "English speaking movie content was sub par."
Pros: "everything done well and professionally"
Pros: "Crew were attentive.though tone of voice is not friendly the one doing announcement lady"
Cons: "Food is good though not as good before. Porridge was good though!"
Pros: "Love this airline! Their efficiency is amazing and the customer service was just as great!"
Pros: "great service!"
Cons: "The food was not as good and they could have offered more drink/water service."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Godd leg room. Nice staffs. People sre friendly. Clean bathrooms all througout the flight. Impressive airline"
Pros: "Services were excellent. My daughter spilled her drinks on me, and I didn't have any change of clothes, asked for help and get pants from the crew to change."
Pros: "Flight attendants very nice."
Cons: "Old movies. Need more drink service on 14 hour flight."
Pros: "Overall good flight. You get what you pay for. Staff was wonderful."
Cons: "In flight entertainment could have been a bit better, but other than that it was a good flight."
Cons: "Sitting for 15 hrs"
Pros: "Crew attention to detail, comfort, food, overall experience, clean restrooms"
Pros: "Overall great service by the airline. No complaints to speak of for this leg or any of the 4 flights in total to which I utilized this airline."
Cons: "3 hour delay (approximate)! from scheduled departure out of Beijing (Peking Airport). Was no fault of the airline but rather the airport itself as I saw other airlines stacked up upon arrival and waiting for their gate assignment. Also other departures finally recieving a pushback from the gate after significant delays. EVA captain was good about keeping the passengers informed about delay and anticipated times for actual departure when the tower would inform him."
Pros: "Staff was courteous and attentive especially to the older passengers"
Cons: "Nothing speaks volumes than an on time flight. While there was ample time for in between flight changes for leisure and rest, a delayed flight affects passenger demeanor and satisfaction the most."
Pros: "Very polite staff. Nice airplanes and great food. Excellent value for overseas flight from Chicago to Hong Kong. Connecting flight was easy and they did a great job getting my luggage transferred"
Pros: "It was a quiet flight"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "comfortable seats. Flight duration was good. Layover was little longer. Overall good experience"
Pros: "The entertainment was really good. The movie options were good. It was really nice that the movies were free. The pilot did a nice controlled landing and take off"
Cons: "too many little children"
Pros: "Entertainment was exhaustive and entertaining"
Cons: "Service was very poor. They missed servicing drinks when I was watching movie. Didn’t ask me. There was NO air freshener sprayed in this long flight. Overall service was very poor especially on my side of service at 32F."
Pros: "Missed connection"
Cons: "Try to be on time"
Pros: "The entertainment because it had almost everything."
Cons: "Flying for the first time.I think everything was excellent."
Pros: "All on schedule, very comfortable flight. Emirates should abandon the 777, A380 make the flight much better!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, delicious food and the entertainment was above board."
Cons: "Needs to be a bigger plane for such a long trip. Crew seemed like they weren't happy to be on the flight. One bathroom was out of commission for our 14 hour flight and limited our section of the plane to one bathroom. The remaining bathroom was very dirty and lacked supplies. When I asked for some help to have it cleaned, the attendant told me she would have to lock it down but there was already a big line of people waiting to use it. Disappointed in this flight because it was so long with limited facilities. Enjoyed other times I had used Emirates but not this time."
Cons: "cabin crew's service - men far behind women esp.when serving food. Not up to the mark."
Pros: "Excellent food, entertainment options, staff was great with the exception of one. Plane entertainment technology varies from route to route."
Cons: "Dubai airport is highly disappointing. The bathroom situation is atrocious! I am not exaggerating when I say I waited in line of 25 and 35 women two different times! The men’s situation isn’t ideal but is no where near the problem that is the women’s restrooms. The boarding process is mildly confusing - there is no public drinking fountains but if you buy water you are not allowed to take it to your gate. This info isn’t posted anywhere and makes no sense bc you purchased the water after you were checked through security. Also this rule truly only applies to women. A stewardess showed preferential treatment to someone who looked more native than us and then didn’t apologize. I understood the customer was upset so the flight attendant was trying to pacify the lady/couple but at least apologize for being rude. Dubai airport very much favors men and I would never travel without my husband. I would fly Emirates again but it won’t be my top choice and I won’t be going back to the Dubai airport anytime soon."
Pros: "Crew, food, service"
Cons: "No respect from other passengers, lots of kicking seats, pulling on seats, babies crying. I will not take an Emirates flight from Dubai to Chicago again. I will choose another airline."
Pros: "Great business class seats with lay flat seats, attentive staff, great drinks, wine, food, recent movies and lots of choices."
Cons: "No separate pre-boarding area for business and first class. Beginning of boarding wasn't announced"
Pros: "I left my kindle reader in the seatback in my flight to Dubai. They found it and returned it to me on my retum doback to Chicago 3 weeks later."
Cons: "Lactose free meal was disgusting."
Pros: "Love the idea of informing every leg of my flight. Thanks"
Cons: "Not many old Bollywood movies to select from..."
Cons: "Delayed on an already long flight and got home even later"
Pros: "I liked the meals"
Cons: "It was hard to push my chair back"
Pros: "The entertainment, seats, and food were all good."
Cons: "My only complaint would be that I didn't feel the crew members were around unless food was being served. I got up and asked for water twice, and at one point I woke up to find I had just missed the serving of a snack but when I rang my bell for a crew member to come over no one ever stopped by."
Pros: "Seat comfort and some cabin crew we're really kind"
Cons: "My screen was not very responsive to touch. Was challenging to navigate. I couldn't clearly hear the PA announcements"
Pros: "Hospitality and food"
Cons: "Seat assignment and boarding process"
Pros: "Crew were very competent and nice."
Cons: "There was not enough overhead space for my carryon bag, so had to go further back in the plane to find space, this caused a problem when disembarking."
Pros: "Good Price with on first priority"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Excellent friendly crew, comfortable seats. Drinks menu could have a little better variety (no Jack Daniels was a little surprising)"
Cons: "Usually I have enjoyed the food but the food on the return flight was not palatable."
Pros: "Once again, the food and entertainment selections were what I liked the most about the flight."
Cons: "The crew were a bit impatient with the passengers. There was a lady travelling with an infant, and she was not sure how to fasten the seat belt on the baby. It seemed to me that the stewardess was impatient in dealing with the passenger."
Pros: "Service was too notch. Economy Class was a bit tight for such a long flight. Still a great experience. Thank you."
Cons: "70 minutes waiting on tarmac for no obvious reason before 15 + hours flight is not nice, perfect weather, plane 4 hours before take off ready , but ATC allowed 14 small planes to over take us....Dubai airport big disappointment, not enough clean restrooms, overpriced ,not enough food courts ,only retail and duty free, boarding took double time than usual....for me no more Dubai,"
Pros: "Flights were booked back in May and Emirates did not make major schedule changes"
Cons: "Consistently late departures. Did not keep passengers informed about updated departure times. After serving the food, it took more than one hour to take the leftovers away. During the flight from Dubai -Chicago, hot beverages were served 1.5 hours after the food was served. Crew was not friendly at all. During the Chicago-Dubai flight a crew member basically yelled at passengers "open the windows" and I had to tell him to "ask nicely please). Emirates comes nowhere close to Singapore, Thai, or Turkish in terms of service."
Pros: "Great selection of entertainment available."
Cons: "Seat space was very tight, and my seat was broken (would not recline). Also, a toddler screamed for over 6 hours straight with no intervention from the parents or crew."
Pros: "On time and cheap flight"
Pros: "I did not like the vegetarian food that was offered"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly"
Cons: "food choices and entertainment options could be better"
Cons: "We specifically reserved AVM meal option and couldn't get that on flight. It appears that it was not only us but many passengers who reserved AVM meal option were complaining about not getting one. On 14 hours long flight not getting a good of your choice is bad."
Pros: "Flight was clean that's pretty much it."
Cons: "Medicore service tryed almost all major airlines this was the worst service."
Pros: "Excellent crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Restrooms needed cleaning And Boarding were unorganized"
Cons: "Seats were old and in row 44 & 45 would not reclineand others reclined too far."
Pros: "good crew, prompt timing, good food"
Cons: "long transit in Dubai"
Pros: "I flew in a380."
Cons: "Leg space is very little.. Rest rooms were messy after a while."
Cons: "Last minute surprise with re-routing to Chicago. Few options provided on Changed booking."
Pros: "Accommodating my rest to sit at an exit seat."
Cons: "Delayed departure caused me to miss my connection. Monitors for flight times and gate not enough and you had to go and look for it needs to be big and in ver conspicuous places."
Pros: "Very helpful crew"
Cons: "I like almost every thing."
Pros: "Kind flight attendants food."
Cons: "Too crowded."
Pros: "All great!"
Cons: "if my luggage would of arrived with me, Swiss airlines left behind 2 of 4 pieces of luggage in Zurich! I hope I can get them back!"
Cons: "Boarding was late and line was very lonf"
Cons: "Need more movies to choose from."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than two hours leaving from Delhi to Zurich and by more than an hour leaving Zurich to Chicago. The service on the Delhi Zurich flight was minimal, inflight entertainment did not work in spite of the crew trying to reset, the bathrooms were AWFUL!"
Pros: "Same as above- wonderful crew, smooth take off and landing Very pleasant flight attendants the entire flight Service was great"
Cons: "Again / wish all airlines had more comfortable seating in economy clas"
Pros: "The food that I did get was decent There was wine A couple decent movies were available"
Cons: "They were basically out of food almost everytime they got to me. The Arm rest only went half way up They didnt pass out water as much as they usually do"
Pros: "I like the way they take care of their guests, I have 0 complaints"
Pros: "Was smooth. From take off to landing. Captain kept us informed all the way to our destination."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "SwissAir is the best airline ever. Modern, comfortable plane with space - excellent for long haul trips. Zurich is also a great airport in which to change planes."
Pros: "Service and food where good."
Cons: "Sound only came out of one side of head phones, tried multiple sets."
Pros: "Swiss flight zrh to ord was great! Great crew, excellent food and service, comfortable seating, great entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Throughout the long flight, the cabin crew was excellent. They were attentive and friendly. They avoided interrupting quiet time and rest time by keeping off the PA system (well done). The food was fantastic. We were lucky enough to get some business class tickets with points, and the food was amazing. Wine was excellent. This team was quite solicitous of my parent with reduced-mobility. And the bathrooms stayed clean throughout the flight. find this is often an areas where many airlines fall down. And it's too bad, because while I'm 100% sure it is no fun to clean a toilet while in flight, it is a really a big negative for the customers. Overall excellent attention to detail, with a cheerful and "can-do" crew that kept the plane "proper" throughout the flight and provided seamless service. Good stuff. Will fly again."
Pros: "Food was good and staff was nice."
Cons: "Touch screens didn't work very well, poor entertainment selection compared to other airlines, poor sound quality"
Pros: "Food and movies"
Cons: "Staff was not attentative. We were very misinformed on the seat upgrade we paid $100 for. And our liggsge was damaged and they had us walking all over ohare airport for no reason at all instead of addressing the issue at Swiss air."
Pros: "From the beginning to end the trip was a delight. Crew always on hand and smiling. You really felt welcomed. Lots of food and drinks were on hand throughout the whole trip. It was just wonderful. Cheers to Swiss for providing us with great service."
Cons: "My only complaint is that it took me this long to find this great airline. They will be my to go airline for Europe in the future."
Pros: "The crew greeted me with a warm welcome when I was the last to boars the plane due to a delayed flight connection. The flight was very comfortable and the crew incredibly sincere in their service."
Pros: "I really liked the "About my flight" application on the viewing screens because it always gave me an idea of what we were flying over and how much longer we woulld be in the air. The food was excellent and I was pleasantly surprised that I could have wine with dinner or any time the attendants offered beveragess. The attendants were always professional and helpful. They all were fluent in English as well as several other languages. It was a nice touch when the attendant wore white gloves when he or she was collecting passengers' trash after meals and/or beverage service. I loved the cheese that was served at dinner."
Cons: "My seat was a little confined when I put my carry-on bag in front of me on the flight to Zurich, but it was roomier when I stowed my carry-on in the overhead compartment on the returtn flight."
Pros: "No assists"
Cons: "Poor service"
Pros: "Great Food and very pleasant personnel."
Cons: "Choices of music and movies."
Pros: "Service and food were amazing! The flight crew were wonderful and gave us a tremendous amount of intention!"
Cons: "Nothing... the flight was great!"
Pros: "Good food, ice cream and free alcohol"
Pros: "Comfortable....customer-service oriented staff. Enjoyable food, and entertainment."
Pros: "Entertainment options were pretty good."
Cons: "If people leaned the their seat back it was very uncomfortable and hard to get in and out, eat and or watch the tv."
Pros: "Easy. Pleasant staff. I felt safe and happy."
Pros: "non stop food was a great distraction from being on plane so long. Loved blanket and pillow and having own TV. Service was constant and the crew were so wonderful! I would be delighted to fly swiss air again."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized but I am sure that is no fault of your own."
Pros: "Boarding was on time. Staff very courteous. No complaints at all"
Pros: "Both the food and service were fantastic. A great choice of mid flight entertainment"
Pros: "Great kosher food!"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "see above"
Pros: "It was great to have timely service where the staff made sure you were comfortable and pleased with the flight. Great entertainment on board with no technical difficulties. Fantastic experience!"
Pros: "Food, service,"
Pros: "I have been flying to Greece and back many years now. I have never seen,such comfort in a plane,such great service,so many snacks and meals,and the crew was coming by every 30-45 minutes for water. We were served Swiss chocolate and also the best ice cream I have had in my life. Best flight and best plane I have flown in my life."
Pros: "The food and service was wonderful."
Cons: "I was disappointed that there was no plug-ins to charge electronics."
Pros: "smooth, professional, comfortable"
Pros: "Seats are roomy"
Cons: "Selection of movies rather poor"
Pros: "Cabin Service was excellent."
Cons: "OMG the seats are so close together it's very uncomfortable in coach. If the person in front leans back forget it. Not enough room for average sized person. Forget about it if you're a big person."
Pros: "Professional. On time. Attentive. Great movies. Overall great."
Pros: "courteous updates; excellent service."
Cons: "waiting 35 minutes for gate upon arrival"
Pros: "People were friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was little confusing"
Pros: "Good frequent food / beverage service."
Cons: "Bathrooms were pretty soiled - may have just been seen between having been noticed by staff."
Pros: "Great tasting food and lots of movies to choose from"
Cons: "Wish they would board the plane from the back to the front. Maybe that would eliminate the back up in the aisle during boarding times."
Pros: "The Food was Great Peoples was Nice"
Cons: "The plane was cold and we got a cold"
Pros: "The warm professionalism, quality of service, and attention to detail by the flight crew was outstanding."
Pros: "seats were comfortable and we left on time."
Cons: "My bag lost it's tag either in Minneapolis or on the way to Chicago and was re-tagged. It then took 5 days for the bag to arrive at my final destination. Swiss airlines didn't answer any phone calls, didn't respond to email messages sent through the Swiss air website. Had to get an outside agency involved to recover luggage."
Pros: "the service was good"
Cons: "i bougt my ticket on Swiss Airlines. Originally only my frist flight was operated by United. Then something happened and the flight went late and i lost my connections. i ended up flying 24hs late (FROM NY), had to payed a hotel, and my next flight was with United (AGAIN). I really wanted to travel with Swiss, because they have a Ski bag included on the luggage. I ended up paying extra bag in United."
Pros: "Great Movie selection Got fed a lot (2 meals, 2 snacks, and many beverages) Boarded early and got going to take off early Split up the meals/ snacks good to make the flight go by fast."
Cons: "People rude and inconsiderate about sleepy across multiple unused seats, overall had nothing to do with the airlines and flight."
Pros: "I like everything"
Cons: "Everything is good perfekt"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Softer seats more wholesome videos"
Pros: "The seat space, and the ability to recline the seat was surprising."
Cons: "It is what it is."
Pros: "Plane from Hong Kong to Chicago was full but the crew did their best to meet everyone's needs. The food was very good."
Cons: "Tried to check in online but the system would not allow me to submit my data. So check-in was not as smooth as it could be."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Nice plane."
Cons: "Can’t think of any complaints."
Pros: "Amazing crew. Very attentive and great service. Wonderful flat bed seats"
Pros: "I don't know why now there was no little gift or stuff keep kids busy during the flight, but only movie."
Cons: "keep providing little gifts for kids"
Cons: "The economy toilets were in a disgusting state half-way through the flight and a hostess told me not use Business Class toilets even though I was in Premoum Economy. The economy toilet was clearly a health hazard. Also, we were woken up for our 2nd meal 6 hours into the flight , with 8 hours to go"
Pros: "flight attendants were very sweet."
Cons: "Food, late both from and back ways."
Cons: "Wasn’t allowed to book seats until checkin"
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "Good customer service."
Cons: "Could have used one more snack and more water although should have maybe asked. Dinner was good though."
Pros: "The movie selection + the crew was friendly."
Cons: "There were kids who were not well behaved. Their parents would not correct them, neither did the crew. There was a kid screaming and talking very loud behind me, while everyone was sleeping. I was unable to sleep on the flight, even with ear plugs. The kid sitting next to me was getting Play-doh everywhere, on me, the floor and all over the seats. He was also kicking the seat in front of him and his mother would not correct him. It would be helpful for the crew to say something to the parents, as some parents do not believe in discipline. The vegan food was very good on the flight to Hong Kong, but on the flight to Chicago it was bland. I was still very hungry after eating + did not get protein in the first meal. With the seat in front of me reclined all the way back, my knees were touching the back of the seat, my legs were swollen and in a lot of pain after the flight."
Cons: "Cancelation process was too poor customer service was also too poor. And high cancellation fee. Customer service representatives did not tell me when I am going get the money back and also weather my ticket is also canceled or not."
Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "We were sitting at te back and it was very cold. Not sure why. They ran out of chicken for lunch."
Cons: "I d have liked if they had served refreshments/drinks immediately after boarding. Although I had dinner, the flight is like 1AM so a light snack would be appreciated. toilet cleanliness was an issue...the toilets were out of toilet paper."
Cons: "Crew not helpful or particularly friendly not sure if it was because we were not Chinese!"
Pros: "On time, easy check in and boarding"
Cons: "Lack of variety in food choices, long wait at tarmac for take off from Beijing"
Pros: "The service from start to finish was superb. The flight to Hong Kong had the on board attendants at full service the whole journey. Blankets and pillows were supplied as standard and plenty of complimentary food. There was a genuine sense that the on board attendants wanted you to be as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "I can't think of anything really. Perhaps the seats could have slightly more leg room but hey. What can you expect from economy."
Pros: "Efficient service."
Cons: "The sound jack on my seat was dysfunctional and the sound kept cutting out unless I had my hand on the jack for 12 hours. It was CX806 flight."
Pros: "I am frequent air traveler that logs about 100k miles a year and this is the first time I felt like writing a review about an airline. I traveled with my 4 year old son on this trip. Excellent service, high quality food options and flight amenities. I really enjoyed the food as did my son. My son left his backpack behind on the first leg and the airline staff retreived it and delivered it to the lounge in less than 15 minutes. I was astounded and had almost given up on seeing the bag again, given my experience with other airlines in the past. This is going to be airline of choice for future trips!"
Pros: "I love the food, service and comfort I want make sure to fly with Cathay Pacific in my future flights. It’s all excellent! And I will probably recommend it to my family and friends."
Cons: "Lacking in inflight service after mid flight. Leaving 7 hours of nothing! So you arrive hungry both ways."
Pros: "I liked the movie selection they had for entertainment—many choices. Most of the staff were very friendly, but there was a bit of a language barrier which made it a little difficult to ask for something. They are also attentive, so if you press your call button, you don’t have to wait half an hour until someone helps you."
Cons: "Most of the meals were awful. I barely ate on the flights (except the dessert), but how good can airplane food be really... The seats are pretty tight and uncomfortable. They are too upright, making it very difficult to sleep. On one of their planes, the seats didn’t recline at all. I recommend paying a bit more for extra leg room ($150) or flying business or first class even (for long flights)."
Pros: "As usual, the crew was great and the planes and pilots are great also. CP is always punctual, as well."
Cons: "I'm 6-4 , so I enjoy any extra space I can get. For this reason, I like the CP planes that seem to have more space than competitors. However, when the person in front of me reclines for the ENTIRE flight, my screen is too low to watch, I cannot use my try to eat and its like having someone laying in your lap.........it should not be allowed ( reclining)."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for one hour."
Pros: "Flight staff was awesome. They were all so thoughtful and extremely positive. It made a long trip so much more enjoyable!"
Cons: "Nothing! Super pleasant experience"
Pros: "The flight attendants were professional and attentive."
Pros: "As usual, the Cathay Pacific staff were awesome and very professional. Never hesitated to serve the passengers with infants/kids and elderly people. My overall experience was great!! Thank you to all staff!!"
Pros: "The crew was very organized. I travelled with a wheel chair assist friend, they made sure we were comfortable. We arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "The food choices are well thought off. My only concern is the tenderness of the beef."
Pros: "I guess I can't expect much from what seems to be a low budget airline. The food was OK and the movie selection was excellent. I didn't have any issues with boarding or baggage check in. There was a mix of good and bad flight staff. Sadly, the staff in bad moods were servicing me."
Cons: "The bad mood in-flight staff and the uncomfortable seats. During boarding, I asked one of the staff if I can have a window seat because I have motion sickness and aisle seats make me feel ill. She looked at me flustered and said all seats are booked and that I'll be Ok with the aisle seat. On a different CP flight, a different staff was helping a couple switch with other passengers so they can sit next to each other. That would have been nice if they did that for me when I asked for a window seat."
Pros: "The tv had decent selection. Crew were nice. Priced good"
Cons: "Boarding is chaotic, after standing in line then they call for other rows and my place in line didn't matter it was a free for all rushing to get in line. No water.....they took my water and have high blood pressure so need water and they don't give enough. Food is mediocre"
Pros: "Good flight. Crew busy but pleasant."
Cons: "Difficulty hearing announcements - I have a hearing deficit - so it was hard to know what was going on. Wish there was a coffee/tea service before landing after 15-hour flight to Chicago. Crew kept windows dark until 1/2 hour before landing."
Pros: "I like most of everything from this airline, Cathay Pacific."
Cons: "bathrooms should be cleaned more often"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "We really appreciated the nice customer service we received from the check in desk!! We were able to upgrade and get our seats together- thank you! Also Cathay Pacific gave us our boarding passes straight through to our final destination which made it possible for us to narrowly make our flight once we were in Chicago. Very grateful for this."
Cons: "Our airplane had technical problems and our flight left 2 hours late, which made it very tight to make our connection in Chicago. This was very hard. We just wish that the delay hadn't been so long."
Pros: "Most comfortable bed... slept almost 7 hours on the flight. Food, service and everything else was excellent..."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of... They had it all covered."
Pros: "Amazing flight! Continue to serve pleasantly to all passengers"
Pros: "It was a typical economy flight. Very long and nothing spectacular or terrible."
Cons: "The flight attendants seemed extremely frantic. They need to relax. I know it was lot of people to take care of but do things to make it easier. Don't let people bring 2 large bags EACH onto flights. Bring a garbage bag around instead of a tiny 5 inch X 5 inch tray when you are collecting 100s? of people's garbage. When departing a plane, I never have seen so much trash and nonsense all over the floor. Bringing a garbage bag around would definitely eliminate a majority of that, the tray was extremely impractical for such a large amount of passengers."
Pros: "It was a packed flight and I had the window seat, but I remained seated the entire time.. The selection of entertainment was awesome.."
Cons: "the long flight.."
Cons: "The food was garbage and almost not edible . I would feel guilty feeding it to my dog. Even the peanuts sucked"
Pros: "I've taken other long-haul flights where it seems the flight attendants were serving food or drinks every couple of hours, leaving little time to sleep peacefully. But the Cathay staff, I think, balanced it well. Over 15 hrs, I was only woken up 2-3x for food. Was nice to be able to sleep without being disturbed too much."
Cons: "Way too cramped in the economy section. I'm a small guy, but even for me it was cramped."
Cons: "The service is kinda slow to respond"
Pros: "Terrific first class and business club in Hong Kong. Great flight crew. Everything else also excellent. Keep up the excellent work."
Pros: "Our connecting flight was running late due to weather and Cathay pacific airlines were waiting for us at security to take us to the airplane that was waiting ! Wow ! Amazing service!!! So grateful for their amazing kindness !!!"
Pros: "The service was outstanding, the food actually tasted good, and not "good for airline food," just good. The seats were comfortable; lots of entertainment options and boarding was run super efficiently. I'd fly this airline anytime."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "First and international flight - the seats are cramped, the meals are extremely 'blan' and the entertainment selection was not very good."
Cons: "Needs more leg room"
Pros: "Everything was good I didn't have any complaints about the service or flight time"
Pros: "Best meal service ever, my husband never eats airplane food but gobbled up the dinner and the breakfast served. Seats were comfortable, beverages were readily available, one of the best airlines in the world."
Cons: "Didn't have slippers, only socks. Slightly inconvenient having to put shoes back on to run to the restroom, which sometimes have wetness from God knows what."
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Not much really"
Cons: "Boarding, food, seat comfort. Essentially everything"
Pros: "Overall is perfect"
Pros: "Fast and easy."
Cons: "The new Istanbul airport is way too big and confusing. Its pretty but needs people improvement."
Pros: "I did not like anything from this trip. I just learned my lesson not to travel with turkish airlines ever again."
Cons: "flight was canceled from previous flight so we had to overnight in istambul and the whole situation was handled very poorly nobody took the time to explain to me what to do and mind this I was traveling with three year old and I found myself crying at midnight at the airport not knowing what to do."
Cons: "Boarding took longer time Than it should."
Cons: "Change the mousse flavor, please. The hummus was terrible."
Cons: "I like everything. I know most countries dont like turks. But turkish are best nationality. With big hearts."
Cons: "Turkish Airline lost one of my checked in bag! Never found it!"
Pros: "Organized overall"
Cons: "Cabin way too cold"
Cons: "i liked everything"
Cons: "The process to get into the plane at Istambul was horrendous. It took forever to process the passengers."
Pros: "The flight itself was very nice quality again. Crew was very friendly, priority boarding for international business. pod seating was super comfortable."
Cons: "No alcohol beverage service before take off. One of the only airlines that does this. Also flight was delayed again in Istanbul. We were delayed on our layover in, and out of Istanbul. Both times stuck on the tarmac. I see this as a common problem"
Pros: "The flight itself was comfortable and pleasant and the crew helpful. Customer Service dept in Chicago was helpful when the flight arrived late and we had to be rescheduled."
Cons: "Flight was late leaving which means I and many others missed out connecting flights. However, Turkish put us up in Chicago overnight and provided us with food vouchers."
Pros: "Friendly and accommodating crew, surprisingly great food, and nice drink options."
Cons: "AC is on initially, then it gets really hot and uncomfortable after the first meal service. i asked a CA if she could help, but the temperature didn't change. This was the pattern for all 4 flights I took recently. Everything else was great though!"
Pros: "The food and entertainment was good. The crew was very nice."
Cons: "seats too small. I am 6 feet tall. The guy in front leaned back and my knees were jammed for 12 hours. I think this is a violation of gineva convention."
Pros: "The security checks to board the plane were extensive and there was potential for the situation to be very stressful, but the personnel handled themselves very well under the pressure and stayed calm."
Cons: "Security lines for US departure way too long. Turkish Airline needs more people to speed up process."
Pros: "On time. Professional crew. Nice touch with the bags that had slippers, toothpaste etc. Great entertainment."
Cons: "Because of an accident, I could not walk and needed a wheelchair. Rome and O'Hare were great. Istanbul was a circus. Waited for over two hours for a wheelchair and almost missed my flight."
Pros: "Food, no delays, entertainment, price"
Cons: "No leg room on the plain, the crew is ok, but not very friendly. Not flexible with kids menu (requested kids menu, but crew was not notified and was not able to provide any), not very clean inside the plane (tables were dirty and there was hair in the window)"
Cons: "On our way back to US, we were kept in a small area with no air conditioner for one hour."
Pros: "Great entertainment, crew, food, and organization. This was my first flight on Turkish Airlines and I would definitely fly this airline again."
Cons: "Clearing security was a nightmare. So many layers and lines to stay in, and the area wasn't air conditioned. Unfortunately, a handful of the passengers got "ripe" before the 10 hour flight to Chicago. Ugh."
Pros: "bad !!!"
Cons: "All !!"
Pros: "Boarding , cabin crew , updated entertainment facilities and Ford's served are excellent."
Cons: "Space between seats is not appropriate for comfortable travel."
Pros: "Did a very good job of efficiently, securely dealing with US requirement of no laptops, no tablets allowed on flights from Middle East."
Pros: "The up to date and *free movie options"
Pros: "Crew did a good job handling a stressful situation."
Cons: "Security process for boarding is a mess, with absurd redundancy and tiresome rechecking of passports an d boarding passes, inconsistent application of carry on rules and long waits. Then we boarded and sat for two hours. The aircraft should be checked out and ready to go before boarding. Then, in Chicago, it took almost 2 hours to get our luggage."
Pros: "Fantastic airline crew, actually good food and plenty of beverages offered, really nice complimentary amenities like pillow, blanket and toiletries bag."
Pros: "I would definitely fly on Turkish Air again. The seats were roomy in comparison to other airlines I have flown on. The inflight entertainment was excellent in comparison as well. I thought the food and beverages were pretty good for an airline as well."
Cons: "Just the concern that people were not instructed to stay seated until the airplane came to a complete halt. People were out of their seats and getting luggage out of the overhead bins well before the plane had taxied up to the gate. Please make an announcement to keep passengers safe. Also, the cabin crew could have been a little more helpful to passengers. They kind of stood around and did nothing when a gentleman and his child got on the airplane and other people were clearly sitting in his seats. The man had to straighten out the situation with the people who were in the wrong seats. The flight crew needed to have been assertive, ask politely for people's boarding passes and taken care of the conflict, not the customer. My flight was late and I missed my connection to Seattle. Turkish Air did put us up for the night and provided meals without a hassle."
Pros: "Our 11.5 hour flight took 16 hours due to weather in Chicago. We were forced to land in Detroit for over 2 hours. The crew smiled while they answered questions and dealt with some very difficult passengers. The food was Turkish, but very tasty and in large portions. The entertainment included several movies that had just recently been released to DVD. Overall it was great service."
Cons: "The communication was not what it should have been. While in Detroit, we were often left for extended periods of time with no update or information as to when we would be able to complete our flight. I realize they were at the mercy of O'Hare, but they should have made some announcement every 15 minutes or so just to "keep us posted" if nothing else. Also, there was quite a bit of confusion for passengers whose final destination was Detroit. I had to explain to the Flight Attendant that they needed to explain to the passengers why they couldn't deplane there. She phoned the pilot and he provided an appropriate explanation. This really my only complaint."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Wifi was broken on 2 out of four flights, same with remotes for the entertainment system. Boarding by bus was not good."
Pros: "I would love to fly with them again"
Pros: "At least there was a good selection of movies"
Cons: "The crew just couldn't get it right, half our section didn't get the hot towels before takeoff, the attendant had run out half way down the aisle then forgot to come back. Distribution of food was handled like it was the first time the crew was attempting it in a moving plane. They couldn't get orders right, handing out vegetarian dishes when non-veg dishes were requested. Running out of ice for the drinks."
Cons: "I could not figure out how to get a vegetarian meal."
Pros: "as above"
Cons: "as above"
Cons: "I stayed in Istanbul Airport for 16 hours with no hotel or even a meal."
Pros: "I didnt receive my baggage."
Cons: "I travelled in Business Class from Istanbul to Chicago. The service was not at all impressive and the crew were not very helpful. I asked for water and champagne with my dinner. Champagne never arrived, even after I asked for it again. My half-full glass of water was taken away halfway through dinner with no explanation and never replaced. I asked for water five times before I was finally brought a bottle of water over 30 minutes later when they were being passed around to everyone. Meanwhile, the two flight attendants I asked for water walked by several times picking up trash... not sure what was so difficult about bringing me a glass of water."
Cons: "The amount of security we had to deal with. I was searched 3 times and they decided to confiscate my laptop since the battery charger was dead."
Pros: "The crew were very nice al of them."
Cons: "The seats were to close to each other, so when you watch a movie on the screen it was very close that it will hurt your eyes if you keep watching the whole movie."
Cons: "Very friendly staff if istanbul airport was organized this airline is better than emirates"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Old air planes, bad airport instantly, not attractive food."
Pros: "Lending was excellent"
Cons: "2 hour departure delay."
Cons: "I didn't received my luggage same day Ithat was not find it and I had to wait 4 days to get it"
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