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August Most popular time to fly with an average 41% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$819 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$574 or less

Good deal one-way

$460 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Beijing to New York John F Kennedy Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,485 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "No additional comment"

Pros: "I had a nice exit row seat so that was nice"
Cons: "The food was not good and there also wasn’t enough of it which is really bizarre for an international flight that’s 14 hours long"

Pros: "friendliness"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "they assisted my aunt very well all through out her flight"

Pros: "I did upgrade to economy premium which is why the flight was very comfortable. Would not have upgraded except I made a mistake in the currency conversion and thought the upgrade was cheaper than it was."
Cons: "Did not really like the chef's cuisine as opposed to the one on my outward flight to Japan which was excellent."

Pros: "Flight experience in JAL is excellent."

Pros: "It was impossible to breathe throughout the 13-hour flight. It was very hot and humid. Several people asked for the temperature to be adjusted but they never really took care of it. The food was really cheap and stale--quite a disappointment for an expensive flight Tokyo-New York."

Pros: "I love Japan Airlines. The service is always impeccable. The stewardesses are really nice and very efficient."
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Inspire of bad weather, the pilot executed a perfect landing !"

Pros: "Excelent good service.Staff are friendly."
Cons: "Almost i like everything"

Cons: "How about being stranded at Narita Airport due to bad weather AND not helping your passengers rebook. Told us the flight was cancelled at 10:30pm when suppose to fly out at 7:30pm. No trains or hotels available, only way to rebook was through their phone service? Which didn’t open until 8am. Why not rebook at the ticket desk, guess what? You can’t!"

Pros: "Food was excellent and service came frequently. In-flight entertainment was amazing."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable for economy, but that's about it. Unfortunately, everything else ranged between mediocre and okay. For non stop to Japan, I'd rather fly ANA."
Cons: "The whole entire class system that they are beholden to as if we're still living in feudal Japan. Swiss & Lufthansa serves more meals and at higher quality than JAL. The drinks were also blah. JAL focuses more on their Business Class and First Class Passengers. Even their luggage comes in first."

Pros: "Premium comfort seats are worth it especially on longer flights; totally recommend. Plum wine is a great add to menu"
Cons: "You need to call to reserve seat. Then was told I could only upgrade at the airport and not on the phone, risking to loose the few available premium comfort seats. Old movies. Poor red wine. Food still just okay."

Pros: "service was excellent. Seating was OK in spite of it being economy."
Cons: "One meal was sufficient in quantity, mediocre in quality. Other meals and snacks were skimpy in frequency and quantity."

Pros: "The staff was attentive. The seats are comfortable. The in-flight entertainment is great!"
Cons: "The headphone jacks are temperamental. If I put the headphone jack all the way in the port it would only play in the right ear of my headphone. On my flight to Tokyo and on my flight home the same thing happened. You has to pull the headphone jack out slightly to get sound in both earbuds."

Cons: "Plane was very hot"

Pros: "The food is good. The seats for regular economy are a bit more spacious. They also have some deal with fast food restaurants, Mos Burger and Yoshinoya so sometimes you can get their air version of the fast-food meals. I had Yoshinoya and it was pretty good. The entertainment was okay, the only 2 things I wanted to watch was John Wick 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but the movies change every month so it was probably a bad batch. Also free toothbrushes and toothpaste available on the plane and a self service snack area. Overall it was great."

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Food can be better."

Pros: "Japan Airline is a notch above the rest. The services was constant and consistent, the food was delicious and abundant, and the seats were comfortable. I was surprised at how often they would go up and down the aisles checking on passengers, picking up trash, and serving small food items. To top it off towards the end of the trip they put toothbrushes in the bathroom so you can leave fresh, awesome."
Cons: "I really dont have a negative things to say, I was really happy with the service. Especially since I hate flying this make the trip so bearable."

Cons: "Didn't get to go. Thanks for selling me worthless insurance."

Pros: "Friendly and respectful staff, great meals, tasty!"

Pros: "The staff tried to accommodate all of our needs. Everyone was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Food was not the worst but not so great"

Pros: "Everything bad"
Cons: "Bad customer service, I don't speak English good , can't understand them jet blue"

Pros: "The food, the movies and games were really great. There should be more games, though."
Cons: "Having to sit in the window seat, it was a hassle to pass by the 2 passengers sitting next to me to use the bathroom. Also, the announcements made in the plane through the speakers weren't very clear. It was hard to understand what the announcers were saying."

Pros: "Very good premium economy seats and airline service was excellent - highly recommended"

Pros: "on time and excellent service"
Cons: "a bumpy ride compared to our flight from NY to Japan"

Pros: "Good service, good food. On time arrival. Comfortable seats. Great airline."

Pros: "Staff was great and plane was clean"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Not anyone fault but I wish seating was better fitted in economy for taller people"

Pros: "Japan Airlines is a good airline. They treated my family and I well during our flight home. The food was excellent and healthy. We received hot towels before our meals and the staff were friendly and courteous, which is expected of Japanese service, in general. I loved Japan and coming back to the US on a Japanese airline was the best choice! Thanks!"

Pros: "Very professional staff, on time schedule and a beautiful plane. I would give them 20 stars if I could. It puts US airlines at shame."

Cons: "None"

Pros: "Food and drinks"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Same thing as above"

Pros: "Couldn't ask for anything more than what was offered. Flying is never exactly a pleasant experience, but JAL makes it as painless as possible. Food was excellent and staff were extremely helpful and professional at all times."

Pros: "I asked for a window seat but if was not available. I was told to go to an information desk which were not too close and it turned out that they couldn't help."

Pros: "Overall flight was comfortable and staff was friendly."
Cons: "No details were provided about the food on offer. I didn't know what I was eating and no options were provided"

Pros: "The flight staff was excellent on my flight back to JFK. They were very attentive and kept a smile. There was never a time where I felt uncomfortable. There was open seating on the flight and the staff allowed passengers to relocate for increased comfort. It was a nice flight."
Cons: "The food on my flight was just ok. Going out to Japan the food was pretty good and I really enjoyed it. I was a little disappointed on the way back."

Pros: "that it was actually flown by JAL not china southern"
Cons: "the confusion of having one company selling another's tickets makes finding the gate difficult."

Pros: "Very attentive and polite staff. Was given a free upgrade as well, very much appreciated."

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

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Food was really good!!! It was way"

Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Seat felt stiff but felt well rested after flight"

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Not a lot of vegetarian options"

Pros: "Great service. Great seat."

Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Flight was all good, entertainment is great."
Cons: "It took an excessively long time for baggage to come out and the local staff was unapologetic. Well over an hour after going through immigration. The service in Narita was significantly better. I'm American and have come to accept poor service, but I can't understand why passengers must pay for a cart to carry their luggage - especially on international flights, before any opportunity to exchange currency. Surely the airlines have some say in this..."

Cons: "The forced checking of bags of anything over 7kg, in spite of size, is ridiculous. Have now been waiting for over an hour at JFK waiting for my bag when it was small enough to keep in the overhead bin. I fly internationally once a month and never have to do this. A complete waste of my time."

Pros: "The economy cabin had less oxygen than the premium economy and better. I could not breath with the poor air circulation and had to stand in the front of the 14 hour flight to breath."
Cons: "Oxygen"

Cons: "More movies."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "More movies."

Pros: "The entertainment, lots of movies and TV dramas to choose from."
Cons: "Better communication about delays. We didn't taxi into terminal for close to hour and half after landing. Flight attendants insisted passengers must unplug headphone once landed. Some passengers (those in the back) weren't allow to use the bathroom though plane was stationery for 1 1/2 hr."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flying a different airline would have been better"

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."

Pros: "The in-flight entertainment options were rather sparse (compared to other airlines I've flown in the past e.g. Singapore Airlines/Qatar/Emirates). However, everything else was pretty good. The bathrooms were maintained throughout the flight and I appreciated the water bottle so I wouldn't have to keep waiting for the little trays of drinks to come around."

Cons: "No comment"

Pros: "Very confortable full flat seat (surprising on a short flight), very good food. Excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Never flew with them before. Was better than expected. Very nice!"

Pros: "I have visited Taipei three (3) times. It’s a beautiful place to visit."

Cons: "The departing flight from Taiwan was delayed so our arrival to jFK sa late."

Pros: "The flight attendants."
Cons: "Narrowed sits."

Pros: "felt welcomed in the flight."

Pros: "EVA was a great flight. Stewardess were kind and gentle. I would highly recommend this airline."

Pros: "Clean plane, super friendly crew, fast check-in and boarding. Extra points for supplying great vegan meals."
Cons: "My only note if to add a protein to the vegan meals. Tofu or beans of some sort would've been a great addition."

Pros: "The actual flight experience was great."
Cons: "My bag is still gone because they wouldn't return it to us after the flight and there are items that I need."

Cons: "Long wait to get to jfk terminal"

Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Movie selection"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I was not well throughout the entire flight and they went out of their way repeatedly to make sure I was as comfortable as possible, including giving up two of their own crew seats to me for most of the 14 hour flight from Taipei to New York. The crew also made sure that the bathrooms were kept stocked and cleaned. This is something you don't see enough of in other airlines where the bathrooms become disgusting by around mid-flight on long-haul flights. The entertainment systems are modern and designed well for practical use, unlike some other airlines that still have many or all controls situated on the armrests. They use quality touchscreens which control everything including the overhead light and attendant call button. I also like the fact that I could check 2 bags and select my seat without any fees unlike too many other airlines are doing today."
Cons: "While the entertainment systems themselves are great the entertainment choices are not. They have very few New Releases and don't seem to update them at the beginning of the month compared to many other airlines, such as Cathay Pacific. On long flights this is one thing that should be given more attention."

Cons: "I watched same movies in trips took place in March and in October, EVA needs to update with it more frequent."

Pros: "i sat on the exit area and since the plane is not full i have all the seat on my row it means more legroom for me."
Cons: "yes, i have a unlimited legroom on my seat and no one is sitting beside me. later after taking off i notice something poking on my left arm, and i checked it was a feet of a passenger behind me. like wtf hello im also a passenger here. passenger behind me are very inconsiderate and insensitive. the crew/staff are perfect just the passenger behind me made it worst. (flight br0030 oct 9 2017 arrived at 10:30 am )"

Cons: "No peanuts or chips in between meals"

Pros: "Pros: Multiple vegetarian options (Oriental option was very good) Metal utensils Thick blanket USB outlet for each seat Multiple serves of water throughout the flight Receptionists were nice Multiple amenities in the restrooms"
Cons: "Cons: Restless flight attendants (got stepped on the foot and no apologies) Flight attendants' English abilities were questionable (when I asked for a drink, they said "wait a moment" without further explanation. I think what they meant to say was "I don't have that on the cart right now, it will be delivered later." This happened multiple times, but one time I didn't even get any response. But then again, all they said was "you need to wait" in Chinese also so maybe they are just not polite in general) They could have had better movie selections Both flights were delayed"

Pros: "I like overall!"
Cons: "Nothing!!!"

Pros: "I liked the ease of use for the entertainment system."
Cons: "2 things. 1. The eggs on the breakfast just didn't taste good. 2. The seats were comfortable for about half the flight. After that, it wasn't the most comfortable. I am a little larger than most of the flyers (6'3"). but, my wife said the same thing."

Pros: "Fast service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "They make 15+ hours of flying feel incredibly comfortable."
Cons: "No complaints!"

Pros: "Everything was wonderful. People were nice, friendly, patient, and overall just lovely. The flight was very smooth and the space was reasonable and better than comparable airlines in the same class. I always fly Eva."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything is great"

Pros: "Attentive and professional flight staff, decent in-flight entertainment. Airplanes themselves, modern and very clean."
Cons: "N/A"

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: "Great customer service, amenities and comfortable flight."

Cons: "I don't like to connect flights between the different airlines in one trip. I had to change the terminals between terminal 1 to terminal 5 at JHK Airport. It was too confusing."

Cons: "It seems that not enough refreshment being served for a flight starting from home port."

Pros: "Responsive flight attendants to requests for water, drinks, snacks. Great movie selections. Clean washrooms."
Cons: "Online reservation has no low salt option. Congee was too salty."

Pros: "blankets and pillows provided three meals nice customer service staff members spacious"

Pros: "Everything is excellent from flight to cruise to ground staff"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Passengers w/terrible manners such as picking nose, using teeth sticks, gases......."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "We were upgraded from economy to business. The leg room was improved and so was the service."
Cons: "This baby did not allow me to sleep on a 13 hr flight. The flight atendants tried to help, but there should be better procedures to contain that."

Pros: "Great airline, especially for a long flight. Would def use it again."

Pros: "Flight was good but my luggage was mishandled. The top part of my suitcase was ripped off. Some stuff inside with was damaged."

Pros: "Flight was decent, crew sometimes flaky when I requested water or ginger ale. At one meal time they totally forgot to give it to me after asking half hour beforehand.I fell asleep and woke up parched. Bathrooms were clean. Entertainment was good, I watched three movies."

Pros: "Flight Attendants were incredibly efficient while still being nice and polite."

Pros: "everything"

Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Seating was comfortable. Bathrooms equipped with nice soaps, spritzers and wonderfully clean. Attendants on the plane very gracious. Everything was good."

Pros: "See previous comments"
Cons: "See previous comment"

Pros: "Cabin quietness Cleanliness Crew attentiveness"

Pros: "Non-disruptive 15-hour red-eye flight from Hong Kong to New York was appreciated. Smooth and comfortable flight, no complaints here."
Cons: "In-Flight Wi-Fi was not available once reaching the continental United States."

Pros: "Crew and ground Staff were very helpful and friendly"

Pros: "The entertainment was good."
Cons: "Once the crew got the meals out of the way you didn't see them (at least in our section). You could go to the galley for water or a snack etc. Most airlines I've been on seem to bring drinks, etc to seats every once in a while."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Crew was just good. Nothing over the top."
Cons: "Better food."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Crew were super nice and friendly. Great selection of movies. Seemed to more washrooms than most planes; no long lines."
Cons: "Interior was dated; seat didn’t recline properly. Boarding was a bit hit and miss; no zones or row priorities, just one big line. Wine with dinner wasn’t the best."

Cons: "The television got black out 6 hours before landing..dont have a choice but yo sleep."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No wonder they are one of the best airliner"

Pros: "Friendly, super efficient crew, great, comfy seats and a smooth landing made for a fantastic trip."
Cons: "Could have been longer so I could get more sleep!"

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"

Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."

Pros: "As per usual, Cathay’s service was top notch. Friendly, courteous crew, good food, a great entertainment system with a great selection. This particular flight was very smooth and, as it was only around 65% full, I was able to stretch out and get some sleep."

Cons: "Very good"

Pros: "Not much"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Everything is great"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "On time. Got an isle seat."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "Very hard to understand air host's english."

Pros: "Every aspect was smooth and efficient."

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "Great airline, punctual, attentive"

Pros: "The crew are great and the food is good .Excellent service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The staff was attentive to fixing the problem after it happened three times."
Cons: "TV monitor was broken and I could not use it for several hours"

Pros: "Crew was excellent with great service and appropriate amount of information from captain"
Cons: "Baggage return upon arrival not very good Also airline requirements of arriving 3 hours before flight is a cruel joke."

Pros: "Super friendly inflight staff, especially on my flight to canada"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. The food was pretty good and the flight was so smooth that I slept for about 10 hours of our 16 hour flight. Can't wait to fly Cathay Pacific the next time I fly to Asia!"

Cons: "Would have liked to have been offered a beverage more often"

Pros: "Overall was great, smooth flight and great service."
Cons: "Seating in coach was really tight and during my trip in Hong Kong, I had to be hospitalized"

Pros: "Excellent crew and nothing to complain apart from the economy seats being a bit stiff."

Pros: "Get extra room for my self."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Crew were nice."
Cons: "Very bumpy ride, and about a third of the entertainment touch screens did not work, including my sister's. Crew were helpful though throughout and gave us and others a $50 voucher for our trouble."

Pros: "The crew assisted my wife on boarding the plane."
Cons: "Because of her condition we should get more legroom for her."

Cons: "Plane was very warm"

Cons: "No Wifi on a 16 hour flight is simply stunning to me."

Pros: "Great movie choices"
Cons: "Seat spacing was horrible"

Pros: "friendliness of crew and ease of boarding"
Cons: "food was ok"

Pros: "I would like most of the employees of Cathay Pacific works in your company, they are very nice and also very kind to treat customers and kindly help us to solve problems during our traveling. I really appreciated. and I can say nothing but many thanks to all of Cathay Pacific employees. Ying Tao, SUN"

Pros: "The crew was very attentive directing us to other bathrooms as needed. Sitting at the bulkhead helped a lot"
Cons: "The baby meal is ideal for infants between 6 and 12 months of age"

Pros: "Everything went us per schedule. The staff nice and polite."
Cons: "The seating is too cramped ."

Pros: "amazing they offer a meal!"
Cons: "as it was a red eye flight it would've been great if there were more seats open so one could sleep. the leg room is pretty small even for a not-tall person (5'4")"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No seat assignment until at the airport, so my wife and I had to sit at separate rows, far away from each other for 15 hours. I will never buy from kayak again"

Pros: "Crew is always very attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Need to have more movie and tv show choices. The food could also be a bit better."

Pros: "Great service. Nice plane. Flight attendants were attractive"

Pros: "Good communication about departure delay, check in was fast and efficient."
Cons: "I had to ask crew repeatedly for a simple snack, meals were very slow to arrive, entertainment system we'd glitchy, food was just ok."

Pros: "The quick response of flight attendants and the comfort of the economy seats."

Cons: "48 hr preboarding online checkin is nonexistent. Error messages via link."

Pros: "The crew did what they could to keep their moral up. Chinese airports are famous for always being late, and now I've experienced it. I don't think it was Cathay's fault. The layover arrangements in Hong Kong were handled brilliantly by the airport crew. Transportation was provided to the hotel, the hotel was the nicest I've stayed at in China and they weren't confused by everyone showing up (as often happens on layovers). The new boarding passes and cab voucher were provided cheerfully and everything was clearly explained by attentive people."
Cons: "There was a horrendous delay getting out of BJ. The captain was clearly distraught and very apologetic, bu what can you do when, after two 1-hr delay periods, traffic control says it may be as much as three hours more? The cabin crew were already clearly tired at the beginning of the event, and I'm sure it was all they could do to keep us all together."

Pros: "Smooth, quiet and comfortable overnight flight from Vancouver to JFK"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "0"

Cons: "Not having to go to a different, further away airport because I missed my connection. Not having my luggage go missing and not get delivered within 24 hours."

Cons: "Food could be better"

Pros: "I like that the plan wasn’t that full and the movie was great also when I flew back the food and monies was different"
Cons: "More snacks maybe lackerli"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Very hot on board"

Cons: "entertainment sound"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "I would have liked a better selection of movies and TV series and games"

Pros: "The crew was great. I was lucky to get a comfortable enough seat. Not the one I actually booked and paid for but still it was ok."
Cons: "I was told I was placed on standby for this flight despite the fact that I booked this flight and paid extra for the chosen seat far in advance. The boarding was chaotic. Very poor communication. The flight was very delayed."

Pros: "I loved the aircraft, the courtesy, professionalism and friendliness of the cre, the communications from the pilot. The food was very good and tasty which is a great challenge in overseas flights, the choices of drinks. We will definitely travel again on SWISS, this time for a visit to the Alps hiking trails"
Cons: "I can’t think of anything I did not like at all"

Pros: "They sale ticket to you and good bye....! U need little halpe or questions they say don’t now.....!!!! Call airline , airline say you didn’t buy ticket from as and you go beck and for straits out same we’re in Europe ......thank bot never again think twice when you bye ticket from kayak ....."

Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "The food was the best I’ve ever had in a plane"
Cons: "Sound quality for the films was awful"

Pros: "There was a very long line at the check in counter on the way back. Many people were nervous about missing their flights. Apparently the counter computers were out of order and they only had 2 stations to support the passengers at a very busy time. Other than that, everything was smooth and pleasurable."

Pros: "My own seat had ample legroom, good crew."
Cons: "Faulty headphone jack and person who kneed me in the back whenever I recline my seat. 8 kilo limit on carry-on luggage."

Pros: "Very friendly and efficient Good food"
Cons: "Zürich airport early closing at night so difficult to check in and drop off luggage"

Pros: "Crew was always ready to help. It was a very smooth flight."
Cons: "I wish we could start watching the movies earlier and wish there was more selection for good movies. Flight was delayed but we knew that. I prefer that it‘s safe."

Pros: "The crew was very efficient and very helpful. They were constantly attending to passenger’s needs."
Cons: "The landing was a little rough, but my friend said that it was windy here in NY. Otherwise excellent all around."

Pros: "When checking in, I was upgraded to business without knowing it until I looked at my boarding passes. This was a good surprise of course."

Cons: "Bathroom not clean"

Cons: "Headphones are real cheap and hurt the ears...plus it has two pin socket where you can't use your regular headphones...please change this!"

Pros: "The plane was comfortable. The headrest was great and the seat pitch and recline were decent. I was able to sleep better with Swiss than with other airlines like Lufthansa or Delta. They are much better overall for sure. The food and staff were excellent! The food quality is very good compared to the other airlines. The cabin crew are always passing around water and chocolates throughout the flight. They were friendly and helpful as well. The pilots were also very good. We had no rough turbulence and their landing skills were amazing."
Cons: "The boarding procedures could be improved. They don't have zones and everybody just line up. Families with small children are not accomodated first."

Pros: "good stuff"
Cons: "HAving to walk across the Zurich airport to buy a business class upgrade was bad. I just wanted to buy the upgrade at the desk. No need to go from terminal 3 to terminal 1. total waste of 20-30 minutes. Ironic that this happens to people willing to spend $'s of dollars for convenience and comfort. should be able to purchase upgrade ASAP with a smile at check-in."

Cons: "Paucity of games that might appeal to non children."

Pros: "Over all I enjoyed flying with Swiss over the past 40 years. This was a first time my experience was not to my expectation."

Pros: "The crew made the best they can."
Cons: "The airplane was to old. The company should put a better one ."

Pros: "Staff was polite. Offering water once in a while was nice. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "The promotional video for Swiss Air was way too long. Should have a way to bypass it. I understand being forced to watch the safety video but the promotional video is annoying."

Cons: "entertainment machine in my seat did not worked"

Pros: "crew was great"
Cons: "my entertainment controller did not work and my daughters head phone plug would only half work."

Cons: "Because we missed our flight due to delays in Barcelona we Had to wait more than 4 hours for a next flight. Afterwards we were sitting separate."

Pros: "Your crew is amazing."

Pros: "The crew members were polite and efficient."
Cons: "There was no climate control. Our rows were freezing cold. People were wearing coats and blankets. Four or five rows up it was warm. My husband asked for more heat and the stewardess said she would turn it up, but nothing happened. Cold air blew out of the ceiling vents for the entire flight. When we reached our gate, we then waited in a long line to have our passports and boarding passes checked again. There were several Swissair crew members, but only one person to check all of the paperwork for economy. Then another long line to show our boarding passes again, while the business class entrance remained unused. Swissair needs someone to manage this better."

Cons: "Time"

Pros: "The plane is beautiful, comfortable and clean. The crew is happy and kind. The food is great! Overall my favorite Airlines as of my recent two flights."

Pros: "Nothing distinguishes itself for better or worse than usual in coach."

Pros: "Very clean"

Pros: "Only the crew was good"
Cons: "Ridiculous entertainment system - was impossible to watch a movie."

Pros: "The children had easy entertainment at their hands. The planes were clean and comfortable. The food had a Swiss touch and the chocolates are always welcome in my family."

Pros: "You upgraded me unexpectedly to business class and it was so nice to have some luck and luxury after 6+ weeks of solo backpacking. It was such a lovely experience and I slept like a baby. Thank you so much!"

Pros: "Friendly crew, decent-ish food"
Cons: "Def could have been more entertainment options, movie and TV selection felt thin relative to other carriers."

Pros: "Polite cabin crew. Quick check- in at JFK"
Cons: "Inability to add TSA pre-check to my profile. Very slow check- in process in Geneva. Cramped seating ."

Pros: "Smooth flight, friendly crew, nice food."
Cons: "I found it uncomfortable to watch TV/movies when the seat in front of me was pushed back - the screen was too close."

Pros: "The staff was wonderful Pleasant, quick with requests , very professional"
Cons: "I get motion sickness and found it strange they no bags were in the magazine pocket. Had to ask for it and wait"

Cons: "I wasn't on it so I wouldn't know."

Pros: "I was as comfortable as I could be"
Cons: "I was ill returning to New York , but I was blessed that no one was sitting next to me . The crew was as helpful as possible"

Pros: "Price and crew friendliness"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "great food staff /crew very nice"
Cons: "snacks more tv entertanment"

Pros: "Crew was super attentive and kind"

Cons: "Seat problem."

Pros: "Food was great."
Cons: "-Puking Child - Puke stayed in the aisle for about 30 minutes and then when the plane landed there was more and it wasn't cleaned up - SO much turbulence for 3 hours and no announcement was made about it. Was slightly concerning. Terrible turbulence"

Pros: "Everything. From boarding to taking off until the smoothest landing."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Same"

Pros: "Smooth from start to finish Well Done !"

Cons: "Chairs spaces"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "na"

Pros: "never turkish airlines ever again!"
Cons: "never turkish airlines ever again!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Still in turkey for 24 hours."

Cons: "The airport staff in Istanbul was horrible. Wouldn't help find the gate until the last second. After arriving in JFK. We're stuck on plane on tarmac for 3.5 hours "waiting for a gate" unacceptable."

Pros: "I like the punctuality of boarding time and taking off/landing time."
Cons: "The second meal wasn't exactly my taste."

Pros: "I am not blaming the airline at all for these inconveniences."
Cons: "NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CRITIC OF THE AIRLINE Having personally experienced the latest in the consequences of travel related rules mandated by US public officials, I am yet again left wondering if they, and their families, go through these rules that they impose on the general public. Or if they just breeze into their private airport wings and planes. I doubt they take off shoes, belts, and such, or go through irradiated machines. But going through about 3 extra layers of security while transiting is a bit much. Not to mention the extra hours spent relinquishing and reclaiming laptops etc. Frankly, non of these acts makes anything safer. It is akin to the permanently parked police vehicle on the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC since 9-11. What is that supposed to deter?"

Pros: "Interior of the plane"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Please change my meal request from diabetic to regular"

Pros: "הכל"
Cons: "שום דבר"

Cons: "The security check at the Istanbul gate is haphazard and not to0 professional"

Cons: "Airline should advise during check in- especially on line check in there are no electronics on board. This caused significant delay and annoyance for about 100+ passengers"

Cons: "No individual air vents to control temperature"

Pros: "Efficient transfer aside.from long security process. Beautiful plane."
Cons: "Long security process. Limited leg room."

Pros: "amazing !"

Cons: "It wasn't communicated beforehand to check in our baggage to electronics."

Pros: "Attentiveness of staff."
Cons: "The check-in was quite hectic."

Cons: "Choices were between a meat dish and a pasta dish. I choose the pasta, which was an unintereesting, bland glop in a cheese sauce. Lttle favor, and less nutrition. More importantly, it was the same choice provided for both lunch and dinner. Bring"

Pros: "Almost everything from boarding till landing."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that people need to wait in the bus shuttle too long. It's just better to let people wait at the gate and ride them to the plane when it's 100% ready."

Cons: "Luggage was held back in Istanbul. It was broken into and never made it to NYC. They shipped to Texas at which point it had been opened and rifled through. Unprofessional."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Amenitied were great. We even arrived significantly early."

Pros: "Excellent"

Cons: "it's not so much the airline's fault. they don't have US immigration desk at Istanbul airport, and going through immigration at JFK can take ages."

Cons: "Why this difference between India to Istanbul and Istanbul to New York flights?!!!!"

Cons: "Forced me to take beed as Chicken wasnt available. Very reluctant to arrange for an alternative option, and this is after they were already running behind on serving dinner."

Cons: "Everything!"

Cons: "my chair was not inclining . After several requests to take a look at it or even move me to another seat, it was never addressed."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Seating could be wider."
Cons: "Seating."

Pros: "Wonderful experience"

Pros: "x"
Cons: "x"

Cons: "Lost my bag. Again no gate number from Instambul to NY."

Pros: "There were a lot of very good experiences with Turkish Air. I was pleasantly surprised how friendly and courteous the staff was. Overall, the trip was a pleasure. I would fly with Turkish Air again."

Cons: "Late baggage"

Pros: "US government sends out travel advisories in timely fashion"
Cons: "Turkish airlines is overwhelmed with schedule changes. They behave in a manner not respecting the gravity of the situation and the need for people to get home. For example, they rescheduled our flights but did not confirm or ticket our flights. They should use all resources to get us home but won't let us fly on Star Alliance code share flights."

Pros: "Good in general"
Cons: "Delayed flights"

Pros: "I like every thing"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Departed late, landed late, baggage claim took over an hour and half"

Pros: "All was ok"
Cons: "To warm in the cabin"

Pros: "Everything is high quality but the airplane interior. It's in need of some updating."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "see above"
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Neverrrrr againnnnn!!!!!!!with Turkish airlines"

Pros: "Meals, pillows and blankets, and the pouches with the slippers, toothpaste, etc."

Cons: "The airport"

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