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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Both crews from JFK to HEL and HEL to JFK were great. Very attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "My headphones didn’t work"
Pros: "I enjoy my flight"
Cons: "Again no complains"
Cons: "The transfer was too complicated, long distance to walk, security check line, not enough time for transfer, had to run to catch the next flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed,missed connection,lost bag"
Cons: "video was broken"
Pros: "Check- in to arrival was what I would expect from a flight. It was my first flight with Finnair and I will fly with this airline again."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Express customs and immigration for connective flights with individual passes!"
Cons: "Total disaster. Back up lines at AA JFK . Staff at a loss, equipment ? Shortage of bins, no supervisors , ... deliberate chatting and slowing down upon manually going through majority of carry on."
Pros: "The airport it's very nice and clean.."
Pros: "Hot towels distributed before meal."
Cons: "Sitting behind me plus the seat across from that in center was an adult with two children going to summer camp in US. There were 40 kids and several counselors on this flight. These two kids were much younger (4 or 5yrs) than any others going to camp. One of the kids could not sit still. The adult behind me sometimes held her in her lap which resulted in pushing on my seatback. While in her own seat the child did not have her seat belt on. Eventually the girl began using her arm rests on either side of the aisle to swing herself. I finally mentioned this and the lack of seat belt fastening to F.A. who said "They're from Latvia. These Eastern Europeans don't think about things the way you and I do." The child was blocking the aisle at times and the F.A. did nothing."
Cons: "Sound only came out of one ear from headphones"
Pros: "Yes, in general I like American Airlines so I was happy with flight in general"
Pros: "They gave us a warm cloth to wash our hands and face at the beginning of the flight. There was a bottle of water there too. We were constantly offered various drinks, especially water. The staff was extremely friendly and each of the flight attendants spoke about 4 languages."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't the best I've seen as of late. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice if they updated it!"
Cons: "announcement in English hard to understand"
Cons: "No space on the aircraft. It was very cold the entire flight. Staff wasn't responsive to ewquests"
Pros: "Blueberry juice. Ok flight."
Cons: "Seating pretty tight... as usual these days. Onboard entertainment system had no music option."
Cons: "The meal made me sick."
Cons: "Something that was unpleasant was if someone spoke through the announcement system it would be very loud through the headphones if someone is listening to a movie or music"
Pros: "The crew was great. The plane was either fairly new or recently refurbished. The new thinner padding on the seats was not a problem at all. For an inexpensive flight they gave a good value."
Cons: "The food was decent but not special."
Cons: "I booked this through Finnair and it was a British Airways code share .I was unable to get the record locator for BA and could not check in prior to getting to the airport ."
Pros: "I was glad that it was a direct flight, and the crew was nice."
Cons: "The seats are too small, and there were two empty rows behind us, but the crew seemed to be using them to sleep and did not allow anyone back there. The monitors were in the aisle, and I could not see it well, and I was never offered any headphones, so I could not watch the in flight entertainment. Overall, the flight was pretty disappointing."
Pros: "Very pleasant crew!"
Pros: "Everything good except getting bag after flight."
Cons: "Took over an hour at baggage claim."
Pros: "The meeting I was attending in NY got postponed so I lost the full 1/2 return ticket. Nothing I could do, all at once all kinds of small text appear in big and over 400 $ was lost. This is the last time I book with Kayak. Better pay a bit more directly with the airline but do not have a deal like the Kayak deal. So please remove from all your sites. Thank you VV"
Pros: "Polite and helpful crew and great entertainment systems."
Cons: "Passengers changing seats around."
Pros: "Very relaxing, enjoyable flight. Entertainment was great with many different options to choose from (music, tv, movie, games). The plane was not full and I had the entire row to myself, making the flight that much more comfortable. Awesome crew that was attentive and friendly. Probably one of the best flights I've ever been on. Thanks!"
Pros: "Traveled BA and it was lovely, as usual."
Cons: "The flight staff on this particular BA flight was not as accommodating and friendly as I am so accustomed to on BA. Perhaps the flight attendant in charge of our seats was having a bad day. Also, the food on our BA flights to and from NYC was not up to scratch and rather bland and ordinary, compared to their usual. that was a huge disappointment."
Pros: "For the first time ever I had a flight on British Airways where I did not feel like I wanted to choke somebody at the end of the flight - so I was pleasantly surprised at this particular BA flight."
Cons: "BA gates in NYC are abysmal - the entire terminal is... Why are the restaurants advertising being open to some specific time (well prior to the departure of this flight) yet then have staff holler at you that they are closed when you try to go in well before that time. It would have been very nice to have been able to sit down and have some dinner prior to the flight, but the rudeness of both of the two restaurants and their staff was worthy of the notoriety of NYC attitudes (which I don't generally see in mainstream NYC society)."
Pros: "Flights were on BA not Finnair"
Cons: "Ba website did not work properly."
Pros: "The price was right. The crew were very pleasant and attentive. Seating had sufficient room. Good movie selection."
Cons: "Seats did not recline properly, were not comfortable and very hard and hard on the bum."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Miserable, ancient entertainment system that had to be restarted 3 times"
Pros: "The only thing I liked was the ice cream that was served on the flight. And the Kerry Gold butter."
Cons: "What didn't I like? I didn't like that I bought a ticket from Finnair, got emails from Finnair, for some reason couldn't check in early on the Finnair website, arrived at the airport, waited in the absurdly long check-in line for Finnair only to find out that they had no record of me and I wasn't flying Finnair. Actually, I was on an American Airlines flight."
Cons: "My Finnair flight from London to New York was cancelled due to weather conditions in New York. I understand that. What made me very frustrated and angry is that when I contacted Finnair to reschedule the flight I was told the flight was managed by British Airways and I would have to contact them When I contacted British Airways they said it was a Finnair flight and I had to contact them. I finally had no recourse but to buy another ticket through another airline. I feel that I should be reimbursed for my Finnair ticket from London to New York! I paid for a flight I never took. (The Finnair flight from New York to London was fine.)"
Pros: "Crew politeness"
Cons: "Food is only average and not enough good movies to watch"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence in the middle of the flight"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The crew was not as helpful as we hoped for. Did not help in finding a place for the luggage so, did not provide the secrurity paper to fill out. And was not necessarily friendly."
Cons: "Finnair "outsourced" the flight to a Portuguese HiFly. Boarding: flight delayed for more than 1 hour, with passengers sitting all this time in the plane and waiting for all connection flights to arrive. As a result we arrived late for our connection flight. The Finnair people that met the passengers on exit form the plain did not provide any information how we should proceed next. We were left to figure it out by ourselves. Crew: The impression was that all the flight attendants from HiFly were untrained. The did not know what to do an how to do. They seemed lost on the plane. Comfort: Plane seemed to be re-purchased from some Arab airline. Food: bad Entertainment: v system was broken. Information system was showing wrong current time."
Cons: "Ingen underhållning ingen flyginformation otrevlig personal jag kommer inte att flyga Finnair igen. Jag och alla andra fick sitta att stirra på väggen framför oss i 7timmar den spanska personalen ska inte jobba för ett nordiskt flygbolag fy fan Med vänlig hälsning Benny"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful during the flight."
Cons: "The check in was terrible, self checking was not working and not saving time at all, crew at the airport was clearly exceeded and it was very hard to get any answer. I had to be very insistent to be able to check in 5 min before closing and was not the only one in this case."
Pros: "Video and radio were bad."
Cons: "Nothing was dairy free, staff did not even have access to ingredients so I could check myself."
Cons: "Disgusting meal, I left most of it on my tray. The promised entertainment systems were not working. There was no wifi on board either. These were both things I had looked for prior to booking this flight."
Pros: "Pleasant helpers moved me through the maze and queues"
Cons: "Airport is vast. Transport to T4Satellite left me in nowhere land for a long time. Had longer layover which was fortunate."
Pros: "The crew is perfect. The food is good. Thank you, Finnish guys!"
Cons: "Dealyed - One hour"
Pros: "Had a bulkhead seat with good legroom n very happy for someone my size."
Cons: "Wanted to book a seat earlier and BACK wouldn't allow it."
Pros: "I liked the service and the food"
Cons: "The lack of movie choices"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "That we had to pay for checked bagage on the return flight (Copenhagen to Newark) was an unpleasant and expensive surprise. In the 25+ years I have flown trans Atlantic with SAS, this is the first time that I’ve had to pay for luggage. No pre-warning .... :-(."
Cons: "When we checked in for the return flight in CPH we learned that our return ticket was “light” ie it did not include luggage. we were not informed about this, we did not request a ‘light” return ticket, and...why would we when we checked luggage flying over? We’d like the usd100 refunded"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Seat was better then usual."
Cons: "Don’t make us pay for our drinks."
Cons: "Again we had to climb down stairs with our luggage to get to the boarding area, then we had the typical ramp. What is it with Europe and stairs? If you have any issues beware. You better be strong and fit to fly in Europe. Not too many luxuries."
Pros: "Great food, excellent crew, pillow, blanket, water bottle... what more could i ask for?"
Cons: "Mildly annoying advertisements for the in- flight shopping during the movies and overhead"
Pros: "Love the service on Alaska. Crew were incredibly nice!"
Pros: "Guess what, we took off and arrived on time!"
Cons: "Attitude of staff, cleanliness of cabin, actual cod fish (not tilapia/suay) etc. For dinner. Good Swedish scotch too"
Pros: "The crew was great! and food was good!"
Cons: "Not enough movie choices. Coach seats a little uncomfortable."
Cons: "the staff constantly refused to help when they could and provided wrong information that caused me to miss my flight. i will never book through kayak because of this experience."
Pros: "Business class lounge excellent. People who helped with the wheelchair were excellent."
Cons: "In a wheelchair. Check in was terrible and rude. The fact that SAS did not allow us to bring my electric chair directly to the gate was absurd (only airline in the world that did that). The fact that it was not at the gate when we arrived in Newark surprised even the SAS Gate agents. Had to go to baggage and collect it in oversize baggage. Will not fly SAS again until that policy has changed."
Pros: "The food was great and the staff were excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment selection was limited and there were no live channels - just prerecorded content"
Pros: "Flight was on time with friendly crew"
Cons: "Backup plane from the 90s had broken entertainment system"
Pros: "Staff efficient."
Cons: "Leg room is tight. No free alcohol. Dinner was very good. Lunch snack was tasteless."
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable for economy. Crew was pleasant, attentive and efficient. Good seatback entertainment system."
Cons: "Once passengers do final passport check and enter secure gate area on this flight to the US, there’s no bathroom available. On the transatlantic flight, no complimentary glass of wine as on other airlines."
Pros: "Nice staff, comfortable."
Cons: "Not sure why they only have like 20 movies, most of which are not good. Delta has hundreds of movies to choose from. Old and new. When entertainment is included in the high price of these long haul trips, it helps to have a semi-decent selection."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable -- the plane wasn't very full, so there was room to spread out for some folks. As a vegetarian, the lunch meal was EXCELLENT, thank you. There was a second snack given just before landing that was basically roasted peppers on bread that was not good -- so you know, many vegetarians actually have sensitivity against peppers, so perhaps another vegetable or option would be better there. Crew was very affable and helpful."
Cons: "See point before re: second snack. Our flight was delayed for two hours, presumably due to snow in Oslo. The boarding area was disorganized -- something I remember from flying through Norway a few years ago as well. I also didn't quite understand why I received priority boarding, as a United gold member on my outbound fight, but not on my return. So the inconsistency was a bit confusing/frustrating. But the flight overall was smooth, and the accommodations quite good."
Cons: "The crew passed by me TWICE while serving food and I was not sleeping at that time. I had to go and ask for food myself. Also there was a delay about 40 minutes when taking off in CPH (CPH-EWR) because of a fuel-screen malfunction or smth. The pilot was very nice and kept us informed all the time. I still didn't make my connection flight due to the delay and SAS rebooked me which made my already long trip 8 hrs longer."
Pros: "The entire experience was great. Smooth flight, good food and friendly crew."
Cons: "Didn't make connectingflight due to a bomb alert at airport. sAS didntgive any support with either food or hotel. Stuck in Copenhagen for a day and night."
Pros: "I am vegetarian with no egg fish or meat. I didn't get any choices"
Pros: "They were very accommodating to alternate diets. All staff were very friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Real meals"
Pros: "I flew SAS from ewr to wro and back a d can't say enough good things about the company. The crew was very friendly and always smiling, the flight was quick and arrived early, the plane was very clean aND overall just great experience. Next flight I'll be looking to book with SAS. Thank you Adam Bartosik"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The flight was delayed well over an hour. I was unable to check in the night before. I was finally able to check in online the afternoon of the flight, but no seats were left, so had a boarding pass with no seat assignment. Got to the gate and they sent me and about 25 other folks with no seat assignment to wait for a "colleague" who finally appeared after almost everyone else had boarded. I did get a seat, but I was one of the last to board. They ran out of salmon dinners, so the stewardess plopped a chicken dish in front of me--didn't eat since I am vegetarian. The stewardess did give me a free mini bottle of wine, which is normally free on Lufthansa. I am just not all that impressed with SAS. I will try to avoid them in the future."
Pros: "Good choice of movies."
Cons: "I was seated between two families with two babies on board so there was little room for me to rest since there was a lot of movement."
Pros: "The plane was neat, clean and well maintained. The food was very good. The crew was professional and friendly. Based on my experience this is a top-notch airline."
Pros: "SAS is the best airlines !!"
Pros: "Quit a lot space for domestic flight"
Cons: "No drinks no food. We pay a lot of money for seat"
Pros: "Crew was efficient; cabin was clean."
Cons: "Seating was tight and uncomfortable. Seat cushions felt thin, we could feel the seat frames, and there was too little space between the rows. Food was lame and over cooked."
Pros: "personnel is very courteous."
Cons: "cofee is terrible."
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "The crew forgot to start serving the final meal until 40 minutes before we landed which resulted in them nearly throwing food at people so that they could quickly get through the plane and sit again before descent. I was not able to choose my seat and was seated in the back of the plane. Consequently this meant that every parent on the plane with two-year-olds decided that the best place to let them stretch their little legs was back by me. I work with small children so I understand that when they reach that age all they want to do is kick and punch, but I didn't want to end my vacation by having half a dozen two-year-olds punch my leg or try to crawl under my chair as they wandered nearby. I still have bruises."
Pros: "On time and smooth travel."
Cons: "No choice in dinner items."
Cons: "Crew was rude. Had to ask 3 times for a drink before I actually got it and they snarled at me about having to pay. I didn't care about paying, at that pout I would have paid $100 for some water. Seats are RIDICULOUSLY small and when the person in front of you puts their seat back it's impossible to do anything. Forgot having your tray table down."
Pros: "Staff seemed nice. Boarding didn't take too long even when I was selected for a random check."
Cons: "The air conditioning didn't go on until take off. There were no options for food. All alcoholic beverages were not complementary and priced too high. I got sick after eating the meal that was provided. i reserved a seat but at check in the computer assigned me a different seat number. I was flying with a family member and instead of sitting next to them I had to sit next to a stranger."
Pros: "A bottle of water along with the standard pillow and blanket at each seat. Never had a long line for the bathroom (dumb luck?)"
Pros: "Food and movies were great!"
Cons: "Couldn't afford a seat with leg space."
Cons: "I didn't.t like your movies selection? Not very current. the food was awful. Not being able to book a seat until I arrived from Amsterdam."
Pros: "as advertised - premium economy"
Cons: "no complaint or concern"
Pros: "The entertainment system is top notch. And the food was actually good. The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Couldn't use the WiFi without paying extra, even on an international flight. The seats are among the most uncomfortable I have ever flown in. There is so little room that it is virtually impossible to sleep, even on an 8-hour flight. The purser's English was atrocious, nearly incomprehensible, and he didn't seem to care whether anyone understood him or not."
Cons: "I lost my luggage!!!"
Pros: "Food good; nice drinks selection; no food available on demand"
Cons: "Inattentive service; few entertainment options"
Pros: "Everything was great, food, blanket & pillow, movies, friendly service."
Cons: "The 3 hour delay for landing. Had a 2 hour drive home from the airport, hard to stay awake. So tired for work the next morning."
Cons: "I was traveling with two small children (my grandchildren ). The crew was unhelpful and unfriendly . I don't think I will fly SAS again"
Pros: "Crew was super sweet!"
Cons: "no vegetarian food I am always told should have ordered at booking but this option is always made obscure, difficult or impossible too cramped and plain full to capacity"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Was put on standby because all passengers could not wait in gate area after checkin. Stood in public hallway for nearly an hour - no seating in area where told to stand."
Pros: "Efficiency, confidence, promptness"
Cons: "The meals were mediocre and should be up to the standard of the rest of SAS service. The selection of movies could have been wider. They do help pass the time."
Cons: "I was sitting next to a special needs man and the crew was extremely unhelpful towards him. He should not have been flying alone and they did not help him at all. When you handed out the customs form he told the stewardess he needed help and she ignored him. When I pressed the call button for him it took someone 35minutes to come back and then she told him she would help him after dinner. I pressed a call button the second time to help him find something and again it took over 30 minutes for someone to come back to us. If there was a real emergency this delay would have been a huge problem. The stewardess was extremely rude in general."
Cons: "Better organized boarding Snacks (only via purchase)"
Cons: "Didn’t have Internet access. No snacks. No headphones. The person at check-in was little rude."
Cons: "I have never seen a smaller seat on a plane in my life. Worst airline ever."
Cons: "I was very surprised, that I had to pay for my luggage. Didn’t have to do that flying from Boston to Munich, but on my way back."
Cons: "They asked everybody to put fit carry-ons in measuring bin and it slowed boarding a lot. Some bags got stuck there, it was quite entertaining :)"
Cons: "The pizza is terrible."
Cons: "I was charged for bags at Frankfurt airport and should not have been. Disputing the charges."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Horrible boarding - it’s a free fo all"
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Cons: "I had to pay for extra luggage, because though I paid for an Economy Standard ticket which does come with checked-in baggage, there was nothing written on my ticket to prove it. I paid for the standard ticket ahead of time specifically. Although the staff were nice enough, for a struggling student, this mix-up was unacceptable. I now find myself making calls and trying to get in contact with both Kayak and Icelandair for a refund of the 88euro. I think I was particularly unlucky, because I was picked twice for special security checks, which pulled me out of the line I was waiting in while the flight was delayed, and I had to re-enter the line at the end. Though I requested window seats, I did not receive one either time (though I knew it wasn't guaranteed). The seats were also uncomfortable with a thick unadjustable headrest; and the air quality was terrible, a bit smelly and very dry. As a frequent flyer (who does fly with icelandair occasionally) this was unusual."
Pros: "they have USB ports for cell phone charging."
Cons: "They do not provide any food or snacks at no charge. After a 4 hr flight, immediately onto a 6 hr flight with no food at all, it was a rough experience. The staff was not helpful. On board entertainment was not working for first 35-40 min of flight. Then we were kept for an hour and 40 minutes on the plane after landing with no explanation of why or what was going on. Even the flight attendant said it was like a bad joke."
Pros: "movies and music were ok"
Cons: "My daughter booked this for me and went cheap, so partly my fault.. I never spend over five hours on a flight and got zero to eat; no peanuts, no anything.. food, snacks and drinks were way overpriced"
Cons: "No free snack options"
Pros: "Terminal security staff very attentive."
Cons: "Boarding was very crowded."
Cons: "Overall, too many people crammed onto one aircraft."
Cons: "Chaos on last leg Total chaos Was shoved and pushed while waiting to board They need some boarding system Zones or numbers"
Cons: "I've never had this kind of long boarding time... It took about 45minutes for all passengers to board."
Cons: "Rejkjavik aiport is woefully undersized and understaffed to handle the volume of passengers connecting through to other destinations. Jam-packed waiting areas and walking aisles and long queues in restrooms and refreshment areas. A lovely building, but not a pleasant experience at all."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Service on the plane was excellent."
Cons: "Reykjavik airport is rough! It is very crowded and boarding was chaotic."
Cons: "There was not enough room in the boarding area."
Pros: "They got us from A to B safely...I am grateful. But not a very warm and friendly bunch!"
Pros: "Entertainment was great!"
Cons: "Boarding was late and it was confusing because there were no personnel at the gate when we were supposed to board. Also I would prefer a free snack on the plane too"
Cons: "No snacks."
Cons: "too many flights landed at KEF at one time. the iceland customs could not handle all the flights at one time. it seems like the idea/plan to make iceland a primary stopover location was done without determining how many flights could descend on the terminal at one time. i was in a line that was almost all the way down the terminal. we truly were processed quickly - but it gave many around us a lot of stress over thinking they would miss their connecting flights. since i had done this before and the exact same thing happened (too many to process in too short a period of time) i reassured the people around us that icelandair holds the connecting flights until all people were processed. it gives a bad look to iceland and icelandair and i am sure could be remedied by changing some arrival/departure times. again, the idea of having iceland be a primary stopover to put them 'on the map' and glean the revenue from the potential travel is excellent, great marketing strategy - but is iceland air shooting them in the foot if they have implemented this plan without the infrastructure - please pass along to iceland- a country i really loved when i visited before this marketing plan!"
Cons: "4 hours in plane without take off, grounded! spoon feeding the 30 minute delays"
Cons: "Long delay because of weather"
Pros: "Kind staff. Free coffee."
Cons: "Witnessed onboard dispute between passenger and a minor passenger over the child's instrument case which was in the older passengers' overhead storage. Also seated next to large family group was difficult."
Cons: "no snacks!"
Pros: "Spent two hours after boarding before takeoff... plane desperately needs more air circulation and a lower thermostat point."
Cons: "Luggage lost on my way to Iceland and then lost my entire family's luggage upon our return to the US."
Pros: "The flight was delayed but rescheduled quickly."
Cons: "Same issues as in Paris. A mob scene with no assistance and confusion at the gate entrance. Investing in inexpensive stanchions might help. The lack of personnel was disappointing."
Cons: "The boarding of the plane in Iceland was absolute chaos. It was just a free for all which turned into a mob of people being held in a small Tom and then the flood gates were opened to cram into the plane."
Pros: "Enough leg room"
Cons: "The lack of food, selection was poor"
Pros: "I really enjoyed the staff and the pillow, blanket and complementary water."
Cons: "My headphone jack did not work so I could not use any of the entertainment"
Pros: "direct service"
Cons: "reservation process by Kayak was the worst....I am moving on to google flights."
Pros: "Comfortable, good in flight entertainment, most of the crew were really nice. I didn't buy any food so I can't rate that."
Cons: "Only one thing: when I departed the plane, I asked a flight attendant for an Icelandic newspaper. There was a stack of them leftover. She said no, those are being saved for the next flight. That was disappointing to me that they wouldn't give me a leftover newspaper. I guess I should have asked for one during the flight but I was surprised that they would say no to a relatively minor request."
Pros: "see above"
Pros: "The entertainment offerings were excellent. The complimentary drinks were also appreciated."
Cons: "Perhaps it's an industry-wide trend, but the flights are expensive enough to include meals; having to pay extra for alcohol is reasonable, but charging for a sandwich seems excessive. More troubling, however, is that I had to pay extra (a rather steep fee of 240 Euro) for my extra-heavy luggage, and the airline lost my bag. This fee, at the very least, should be reimbursed."
Cons: "Flight delayed without explanation. Waited over 40 minutes for luggage to come out. Rep didn't know anything. Just seems like a very disorganized airline"
Pros: "Friendly staff, free soft drinks/coffee, decent entertainment."
Cons: "Long flight for having no snacks offered, left late"
Pros: "We were upgraded to economy plus, and it was a wonderful experience!"
Pros: "Price and the fact that they waited to take off until we arrived from Copenhagen"
Cons: "Boarding is awful - just a mad rush of people!!"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Icelandair service"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "We were seated at an exit seat which was fine other than the window seat being very, very cold."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "Difficult to imagine"
Pros: "Japan staff on Narita Airport"
Cons: "Poor Warsaw airport."
Cons: "Duty free choice onboard"
Cons: "The loading was a mistake. We were bused out to the plane but they didn’t start until the planned 30 mins before departure and it took 90 mins so we left over an hour after we were scheduled. Landing so late that a number of people couldn’t make their connections"
Cons: "Enterteiment, movies"
Cons: "Landed at the wrong airport. No compensation from the airline"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "I had to switch seats due to recliner and tv remote did not work. Also, my baggage did not arrive on my flight. I had a 14 hour layover in Warsaw which was plenty of time to transfer onto plane. This also occurred on my flight to Germany."
Pros: "Overall good flight"
Pros: "The crew was very kind and helpful. Boarding was much more smooth compared to my flight to WAW."
Cons: "The seat creaked a lot and seemed to disturb the person sitting to my left when I moved the sitting part forward or back when I needed to."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Quicker access to gate"
Pros: "Very well organized airport, very easy to get to the gate for transfer."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and caring"
Cons: "Better food"
Pros: "Crew has improved significantly over the last few years, actually pleasant compared to the horrible attitudes they had years ago. Seat was OK, good leg room on the 798-9."
Pros: "The new release movies included in the entertainment system were relatively new but not very many System had to reboot a couple of times Food and drinks were par with the industry standards nowadays"
Cons: "Food and drinks standards are lowered every year. Not necessarily LOT’s fault"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Long flight."
Pros: "Boarding went pretty smoothly and quickly"
Cons: "The staff seems to be lacking the enthusiasm and warmth towards the passengers."
Pros: "New airplane."
Cons: "100% full"
Cons: "the above"
Pros: "The airplane is 737 dream liner Bombardier and is well ventilated and operated smoothly. Looks very new. Flight staff are excellent."
Cons: "The layout of the airport is not conducive to walking around before boarding. Could not use the airport lounge as a result."
Cons: "My family and I traveled to Poland several times using LOT Airline. They lost our luggage not once or twice, but three times. Each time, we were without our luggage for nearly a day and half. We are no longer using this airline. Also, their TV monitors/remotes lack accessibility as they do not offer closed captioning features for the deaf/hard-of-hearing. Another strike."
Pros: "Quiet flight, no issues"
Cons: "Not a Lot plane. A Neos charter plane leased by Lot. Italian crew."
Cons: "I bought my inlaws tickets with a shorter layover and it was horrible. It took them ‘much longer to get home. There was no plane waiting for them in Budapest and they got re-routed to Vienna. Which then took them to krakow. They had to take off their luggage everytime they got off the plane and they are 80 years old. There were no escalators or elevators. The airlines lost one of their suitcases and promised it the next day and they have not received it yet. Horrible flight."
Pros: "Nice plane. Crew was great"
Cons: "Boarding in Chicago was late and seemed confused; partly because of gat configuration. Not much choice in entertainment"
Cons: "No food options without meat Food options.they didn’t let me check in in advance. Said there was a technical orooblem. They also didn’t let me choose a special meal in advance or save my selections. There was no option on board without meat. Unacceptable."
Cons: "Flight from Chicago was delayed for two hours. Missed my connection flight to Odessa and still in Warsaw waiting for my flight to Odessa."
Pros: "The Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" proved to be a great plane. The noise level inside the cabin was low, the legroom and width of the seats was excellent,"
Cons: "The flight attendant was rather "bossy" than customer oriented."
Pros: "Good snack"
Cons: "Beverage selections are limited"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant"
Cons: "there was a lack of communication from the very beginning about the flight delay and then the automatic rebooking of my connecting flights to Kraków. Lot didn’t send out delay messages and I wasn’t informed at the airport either when I checked in."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 1.5 hour because of harsh weather conditions. Everything is Okay I wasn't missed my connection flight that time, but perspective to wait for next fight at 1:00 am isn't very appealing."
Pros: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Cons: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Pros: "The food was good and the crew very nice. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "The Warsaw-Newark leg took 10 hrs and a half, as opposed to 9 and a half. The Economy seat, although a little better than on other planes, is so small, and I’m average size! The announcements are so difficult to understand."
Cons: "My tv was not working , it’s a 9.5 hours flight.... it was not fixed and they said they cannot offer me another seat with working tv My table when I opened it for the first time was all dirty with dried up tomato sauce and crumbs , they did clean it but it should not happen in the first place"
Pros: "Helpful Crew"
Cons: "Messed up security clearance arrangement. Total confusion about secondary clearance requirement, only informed at boarding at gate that a lot of travelers needed secondary clearance. No objections to secondary clearance, but procedure a joke. Machine was half way down the terminal. Half hour wait, and you could have left your carry on with somebody else, get cleared by machine, pick up your bag again and get on board."
Pros: "The landing wasgood"
Cons: "After the plane landed had to sit an hour in the plane cause of gate clearance . I had a connection flight I almost missed. After 9 hours travelling it was extremely stressful . The wasn working for the lady next to me ."
Cons: "On a way to Poland from New York we were waiting two hours in airport with no information. Then we were sitting in airplane 50 minutes more. It was delay 2hours and 50 min."
Pros: "Easy check in, accommodations for a seat preference, kind crew service on board, good food, free entertainment-good selection of movies and music, at no extra charge. on time going to WAW, and 30 min. early coming back to EWR. Flight coming back was cancelled due to technical difficulties, but no problems with rescheduling, LOT rep. was very helpful. No forced charges for checked-in and carry-on bags-BIG differentiator ! used 787 Dreamliner."
Pros: "the crew was great and nice. it was a really long flight and the captain explained the route clearly."
Pros: "Interior seats in Premium Economy class."
Cons: "Employees at the WAW airport. They hired new people. Young people. And they act like Gods. From shaking heads to improper comments to the passengers. Quality of sound at the airport sucks. All announcements hard to understand."
Cons: "I have to pay for baggage in the airport becase it wasn't included. And while i was ordering tickets through kayak i cant choose option it wasn't offered"
Cons: "No entertainment on that flight"
Pros: "I like comfort in business class. Choice of food and wine was good too."
Cons: "Entertainment movies were a bit aged."
Pros: "everything was great!"
Pros: "The transatlantic plane was great."
Cons: "No alcohol 2/2 flights delayed"
Pros: "I wasn't late I was running in the airport to couch the flight & they close the bordering they didn't let me in & I have to pay extra ticket & staying in the airport for 20 hours I lost my laggegg they found it after 3 hours. It's really bad. U give us 30 minutes to cotch other flight. I lost money & I lost my vocation because this application it's really bad I felt for the first time I'm Gypsy homeless."
Cons: "I didn't like the application which is ( KAYAK ) it should know the person well not cotch the other flight I'm really disappointed"
Pros: "Modern aircraft, food, extraordinary fligjt attendants"
Cons: "I wish that had wifi."
Pros: "I like that I flew on a modern aircraft with good amenities."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.5 hours. Check in took longer than it has ever taken."
Cons: "Food offering"
Cons: "The breakfast scone was disgusting but dinner was great!"
Cons: "Need some more and better inflight movies"
Pros: "Cancel month ago, NO money back !!! No good company"
Cons: "Cancel month ago, NO money back ! No good company."
Cons: "40 minutes before landing I wanted to use the toilet but was refused because the seat belt lights were on. So I had to wait till landing. Wasn't really much turbulence at all."
Pros: "Friendly crew, flight on time, great food and snacks, good movie selection"
Cons: "Seats not too confortable, landed on time but got to the gate 45 mins after landing"
Pros: "The flight was pretty cold and the attendants came with extra blankets for everyone"
Cons: "Ran out of ice for drinks early"
Cons: "Check-in at Heathrow was too long, need more staff. Airport lounge was great."
Pros: "The staff were excellent, very professional and cordial. Food was delicious and plentiful. The special diet I ordered for my daughter was delicious as well. Airplane and facilities were clean throughout."
Pros: "Seating quality was good Crew was fine"
Cons: "They could be better, friendlier"
Pros: "Check in on time. Toilet is very clean. The food is good. The movie program is new."
Cons: "Just the flight is a bit old."
Pros: "The flight was very pleasant, with great service. The in-flight entertainment selection was good, food was tasty. The day we flew, this flight was maybe half-full in coach, which may not be great for BA, but fantastic for leg room! The attendants were lovely, and I particularly enjoyed the continuous water service through the flight, which kept me nicely hydrated. The ice-cream mid-way through movietime was a welcome treat!"
Pros: "the crew, watching movies on the flight"
Cons: "all the sick people around us, small spaces, food, arriving late due to airports (not the flight itself!)"
Cons: "On the flight from Barcelona to Boston we almost missed a connecting flight because of many steps to get from one plane to another an long lines at every One has to allow at least 3 hours to transfer from one flight to another"
Pros: "Flight was on schedule"
Cons: "Food was poor Service was mechanical non personal"
Pros: "Flight staff was very nice"
Pros: "Great time with the cabin crew member, Sally. She made us feel welcome and entertained during the flight."
Cons: "Opportunity to purchase snacks and have wifi available."
Pros: "The usual competent BA experience."
Cons: "The main meal was a mess. They ran out of the pasta option way too early. Then the tray was covered in useless extras - such as salad dressing (unlabelled, but that's what it looked like) and lime pickle, when the starter was a potato salad that already had a sauce and the main was pasta with tomato sauce and broccoli. They should cut out the extras and spend the savings on better starters and mains."
Pros: "Excellent leg room (I was the first row after the bathrooms). Kind and polite staff. I enjoyed that there were trivia games as well as movies. The free wine was an unexpected bonus."
Cons: "Usually I am moderately impressed with British Airways food, but not this time. The pasta alfredo was acceptable, but there was no vegetable aside from an overly cream-laden slaw and there were no recognizable greens in there. Maybe onion and celery. The bread roll was dense and dry."
Pros: "The food was adequate and when they brought drinks they were free. With the person in front of me reclining her seat I could not have my cup of water on the tray without it being tipped because it intruded too much. i am assuming the seat was broken as that would be silly to have a seat recline so much that you couldn't use the tray table properly."
Cons: "48 minutes and I turned the light off and on for a flight attendant numerous times. I finally had to speak out across the plane since the people blocking me in were sleeping. This was just to get a glass of water. Service was deplorable. People kept walking to the galley rather than the flight attendants attending. A sad state of affairs. I paid for extra leg room but apparently a plane change put me in a different seat which did not give extra leg room."
Cons: "Was not given an aisle seat"
Pros: "Early, relaxed boarding and departure; upgrade to comfortable seat; friendly and solicitous cabin attendant; large choice of movies."
Cons: "(Not the pilot's fault): Late arrival because landing had to be delayed. Oddly, we almost landed and then had to pull up again - never experienced this before."
Pros: "Food was excellent"
Cons: "seats were cramped, insufficient leg room"
Pros: "The flight left on time and the flight attendants were attentive and helpful."
Pros: "Staff very friendly and attentive"
Pros: "Quick, smooth flight"
Cons: "Landed over 40 mins ago and still waiting to get off the flight."
Pros: "Movies Food Wine"
Cons: "Could not get seat assigned until I was at the gate. Same thing occurred on the way to Edinburg. Not sure what the issue is but it happened both ways and was a problem."
Cons: "Seats were not as nice as on Lufthansa premium economy and there was no option to buy a pass to the business class lounge (as there is with Lufthansa). The return flight plane had no extendable leg rest in the seat as I did in the first flight. This was disappointing."
Pros: "Boarding was good and flight was on time. Crew were polite and attentive. Food was okay too."
Cons: "No leg room and as usual I had an uncomfortable 6 hours with my legs jammed against the seat in front. Having spent $900 on the flights I am not going to pay another $81 for the 'upgrade'. Also, even as a slim person, the seats are crammed together so we all knock elbows and I am disappointed that all the airlines continue to reduce space. Arrival at Logan, Boston was a nightmare...2 hours to get through passport control, customs and baggage pick up. Don't fly into Boston at 9pm Saturday night! I flew outbound with AerLingus and the leg room was better so I will look to fly with them next time."
Pros: "flight crew were very friendly and mostly helpful, except when they could not locate my meal, and i ended up getting about half of what the other diners got."
Cons: "boarding seems intent of creating class divisions. it may be useful for profitability, but it seems quite weird in today's world. food was significantly worse than the food on another flight i had taken the same day, delhi to london. seats are a bit janky and we had problems with the seat ahead reclining too much and not being able to be held upright."
Pros: "Did reasonably well for a large flight. Crew is courteous."
Cons: "The check-in ground crew does not appear knowledgeable nor cared for the details. We are a party of 5 with US and Canadian passports and Green cards which understandably the check-in process is not "standard." They should be more alert of the situation and help us along with the check-in process more appropriately instead of directly some of us one way and others another way and when pressed, they gave very unsatisfactory answers."
Pros: "The flight out of cairo to London was ok , but from London to Boston was quiet annoying being seated facing wall reverse side. For 7 hours"
Cons: "I had with my son 2 business class centered seats at last row no22 ,which were the reverse side of the regular flights facing the wall for 7 hours . The chairs were quiet uncomfortable & couldn't be classified as business class . If i knew this earlier I would have changed to another airline or at least sat economy facing the regular direction ."
Pros: "Loved that entertainment available before take off and ended after taxiing. Liked that drinks and food were free. Would pick BA again"
Cons: "Tried to order kids food on website and couldn't figure out how to do it so the kids got adult food. Perhaps make it easier to order or give kids kids food as default."
Cons: "Seats on 747 recline back way too far. Could not enjoy my flight back from London with the guy in front of me reclined back so far. Was forced to recline my seat all the way back as well if I wanted to watch anything. I guess it's OK if you are on an overnight flight and just want to sleep. Everything else was great though."
Cons: "Since 1st flight was extremely delayed due to stupidity of staff unable to get head count of passengers, the BA system rebooked my 2nd flight which should hve not happened because I made it to my original flight prior to gate closing AND that flight was delayed anyways so I made it in plenty of time to make it yet my seat was taken from me and then boarding started. And I have to state WHY this BA flight was delayed - because they "had problem getting the catering on board" thus missed runway time. Anyways, since I was rebooked I went to my new gate, waited many hours to hve another issue, where they couldnt find my new seat in system and changed, and again flight was delayed this time due to having a flat tire... Common BA, seems your quality dropped 99%."
Pros: "...you informed. We will send you an email every 10 minutes letting you know your flight will be delayed by 20minutes....then 50...then back to 20...then 70.....down again to 20...."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Food was good, various choices. Red wine was delightful. Entering the airplane was organized. Entertainment choices were excellent. Terminals were nice and clean. My wife had a stuffy nose and the crew provided nasal spray and later checked on her. Flight was delayed at Heathrow but the pilot kept us up to date. Overall Excellent experience."
Cons: "Power Plugs stations at Heathrow Terminal 5 were not working."
Pros: "Everything was good on this flight. The staff were excellent, very professional, and were very helpful. When they heard about our plight at LHR Term. 5 when connecting to this flight, they were very considerate and offered to send in a report (still waiting for the result of this, no contact yet 6 days later). Again, the luggage space and lie-flat seats (Club World) and meals (except my gluten-free meal) were very good, as was entertainment and cleanliness of the plane and lavs. This flight was supposed to be delayed by two hours, but in the end, they managed to take off at the originally scheduled time. More good news: the flight was smooth and arrived on time and most importantly, safely. Luggage arrived quickly and in good condition on the carousel. BA is really good!"
Cons: "Lavs: Lavs were clean, which is always good, but there was no red/green availability lights on this aircraft, those would be helpful."
Pros: "Friendly staff, helpful boarding, and on time arrival."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable (787) and the entertainment system shutoff for no reason during the flight."
Pros: "This was a very empty flight. I heard there were around 150 open seats. It gave me nearly the entire back of the plan. The staff was attentive and friendly. The plane had a good selection of movies. The meal was pretty good for economy and the drinks were available whenever I wanted them. It was easy getting on board and deplaning in Boston. Good experience!"
Cons: "The plane (747) was a bit old, so the entertainment screens are quite dated. The comfort was good, but just a LITTLE more room in economy would have been great if the flight had been full."
Pros: "Everything was great during the flight."
Cons: "Immigration in Boston took 1+ hour standing in line and get through."
Pros: "The attitude of the staff to help"
Cons: "In london it took 3 hours to rebook. They rebooked me to JFK onward LGA to BOS the next day. The flight to JFK landed 9:30 PM as scheduled. Poor slot management lead to 2 hours on the Tarmac. 11:30 PM flight is taxied to another terminal. No BA customer service here. BA baggage service takes 2.5 hours to write a hotel voucher. Left Airport and reached Hotel at 3 AM. It took a further 1 hour for the Hotel to verify the vouchers. Finally hotel room at 4:15 AM"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful. The timing and amount of meal/snacks was more than sufficient. The dinner was pretty tasty!"
Cons: "Nothing out of place as far as I could tell."
Pros: "I love Itsu restaurant in Heathrow. Healthy, ready and cheap! Get the Heathrow card & get points (although they take 7days to post!) There are also good shoe sales in the airport at christmas season."
Cons: "Heavy fog on London pushed my Nice-Heathrow 2h from even taking off, so they knew and could plan on coordinating the delay. yet, they didn't even delay the Heathrow-Boston flight 5minutes (surprised it kept its spot in the supposed heavy fog for take off). One thing that made matters worse on each way was that Heathrow has a mandatory security check in the middle of a flight connection even if you don't go out of the airport and don't want to check England. This wastes a lot of time in transfers, prevents people from carrying liquids they might have acquired, and makes tired passengers wait in line for another 1h or more, and get themselves in those machines, which is very frowned upon to opt-out of. I like the food on BA in general - good quality meat without tendons or too much fat, and overall nicely cooked. However their strength is in Indian food, and they should limit English food to 1 token per tray (mince pie ok, but the bitter coleslaw was inedible and sometimes we just need direction as I am just realizing now what the cotted curd was for: the minced pie). Not a horrible experience, but with 5h20 arrival delay, you'd think they'd offer me more than $6 for lunch! Finally, I hated having to wait in a random place until 1h before my flight and then dropping everything I was doing to run to my gate last minute."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled because I missed the first half of a round-trip flight, even though I phoned several times to explain that I still wanted to use the return trip. This practice seems almost criminal. I paid for the flight, I should have been able to use it."
Pros: "This flight was very empty, which made for quick boarding and a comfortable journey. We were on time and luggage came out promptly. Overall a really easy flying experience (despite a bit of turbulence)."
Cons: "The pasta dishes continue to be uninspiring, but at least the dessert was tasty! Also, my last BA flight had outlets for personal electronic devices, which this did not - I would have really appreciated having a way to charge my laptop and keep working."
Cons: "We need more space!! You know that, we know that , everyone knows that"
Pros: "The seat belts have chewing gum all over and it was gross"
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