Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Boston to Europe
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Etihad Airways, Aer Lingus and United Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Boston to Europe. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways, Delta and Alitalia do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Boston to Europe.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Return on investment is excellent. great ground and air crew great service all around."
Pros: "the seat configuration is 2/4/2 so if you get a seat by the window, you have your significant other or friend next to you and no one else which is nice. Food was decent."
Cons: "Entertainment didn't have any interesting movies or TV shows. Bottom of the barrel. No coffee or tea was offered before landing and it was advertised."
Cons: "Cabin crew makes way too much noise on an overnight flight. On these flights, the focus should be on letting passengers rest, and limiting announcements, even if that seems to take away from the perceived level of service."
Pros: "Unable to check in online. Not from phone. Not on website. Called directly and waited forever. And told must do at airport. Arrived and was told flight booked and full so bumped from the flight. Paid $2000 for a coach ticket and not able to get on either flight from Boston - so missed all meeting."
Cons: "Join TSA you amateur / cut rate airline. Fix reservation system."
Cons: "Overall pleasant More pleasant than with some other carriers recently"
Pros: "It left on time."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. pay as you go--even for water."
Pros: "Friendly people, plenty of food on the plane.."
Cons: "Missed my connection because lingus sucks. Crew were miserable and was afraid to even approach them for water."
Cons: "The flight is advertise as a British airways flight which flies out of teminal E in Boston. In reality the flight is through aer lingus which flies through terminal C. This should be clarified upon booking...."
Pros: "Timely departure."
Cons: "Staff did not seem engaged in customer service, did not go up and down the aisles to collect cups, paper, etc. very disappointing in tight space."
Pros: "Plane was clean and comfortable, Entertainment was good, crew was friendly"
Cons: "You now have to pay for beer and wine and a long haul flight on a major carrier…"
Cons: "It was very hard to hear the boarding announcements at the gate"
Cons: "Dropped myself and my partner from our connecting flight from Heathrow to Boston cause of a plane switch. Provided no reason for why we were selected. Then was put on a flight to Dulles and then to Boston. Ended up arriving home about 5 and a half hours later than anticipated due to BA's incompetence. Awful day of travel. Also the plane's temperature was HOT! I've never experienced such discomfort on a flight."
Pros: "Lights were on for the initial meal but relaxed for light breakfast snack."
Cons: "Cramped space and seats very uncomfortable. Terminal two not great either"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "we left 30 minutes early!!! and the crew were wonderful...very helpful and friendly"
Pros: "The actual flight"
Cons: "Food and comfort. Seats too small and no leg room."
Pros: "Girl sitting beside me!"
Cons: "Guy sitting behind me!"
Pros: "We got to Berlin quickly..."
Cons: "Could not choose seats Could not check in online Was not informed of the correct departure terminal Had to pay for drinks onboard Long distances between gate and terminals, seemed like the flight was 2nd class in terms of airport gate locations...."
Pros: "Was exceptionally impressed that the cabin crew made a cabin-wide announcement concerning a passenger with a peanut allergy. Other airlines could learn a lot in this department. Keep up the good work!"
Cons: "Because there was a delay in getting to our connection our luggage was not delivered. It didn't make it to our hotel until the next day."
Pros: "In flight service was good."
Cons: "Check in desk is always packed."
Pros: "Everyone was super cheerful and happy to help."
Cons: "it was really bumpy, i almost lost consciousness, felt really bad after the flight."
Pros: "Nice staff. Reserved. Comfortable seats! Spacious."
Cons: "Movie and music selection. Classic Movies? Please...Where was The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Rocky, Annie Hall, Die Hard."
Pros: "The crew was VERY friendly and attentive. They responded quickly to requests and were very pleasant. Everyone was showed attention to details and put customer comfort at the forefront. They allowed people to relocate to seats allowing for more room and comfort once everyone boarded and empty seats were identified. The snacks and meals were tasty and generous. The entertainment options offered something for everyone - great music and movie choices. I would definitely fly Aer Lingus again."
Cons: "I arrived late at the airport (1:10 before planned departure) and eventhough the plane was late, the staff didn't want to help me check in. After reaching out to be rebooked the following day, another staff member accepted to check me in because the flight was late and not full. I was very thankful to this second staff member because it was a two days trip that would have turned to only one if he didn't check me in."
Cons: "Flight delayed by a day. No reasonable efforts to get us there through another airline."
Pros: "Friendly people"
Cons: "I had to go to Berlin last minute because my husband had a serious accident. I booked the flight and went right to airport. They denied my boarding because it was 50 min from take off. They could have done something. I had to book another last minute on delta and they took cate if it because that flight was also less than an hour to takeoff too. I will NEVER fly aer lingus again"
Pros: "Entertaining TV options"
Cons: "Did not have enough GF food options. So I went without a meal."
Pros: "Everyone was polite and helpful... and we were on time !"
Cons: "The map feature in the entertainment console didn't work."
Cons: "Lost my luggage for two days. Follow-up on lost luggage was extremely poor. As far as plane flight: No place to charge phone on transatlantic flight. Charged for *all* food and drinks including 4 Euros for cup of tea! Plane was very late leaving, and very late arriving. Plane seats were significantly smaller than on other airlines' international flights. Can't see any reason to fly Aer Lingus again."
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The fact that beer and wine had to be paid for. It is such a small thing to make passengers welcome and feel good on their trip! Lufthansa and Swiss Air don't charge for alcohol on transatlantic flights."
Pros: "Louise (on Aerlingus) was a tremendous help to me throughout the flight. Kind, welcoming, and professional. It was because of her service that I am giving my flight as high of a review as I am."
Cons: "My seat cushion was so worn down that I felt like I spent the flight against two boards."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats that do not always work properly (the recline will recline too much and not go back up)"
Pros: "Great movie and music selection. Crew was friendly"
Pros: "Entertainment would have been great.. if my screen didn't keep blanking out."
Cons: "They ran out of Sheppard's pie!!"
Pros: "Dublin is easier to transfer in than LHR"
Pros: "Having two seats together but separate from the others. The departure time and connection to Edinburgh were also convenient."
Cons: "As with most other airlines, I don't like not having a direct flight from Boston to Edinburgh."
Cons: "Luggage missing"
Cons: "very confusing to print boarding passes"
Pros: "Service was great, everyone was really helpful"
Pros: "Great service overall!"
Cons: "The wifi did not work"
Pros: "Crew were professional and attentive Plane was clean and mechanically sound Take off and landing were on time or earlier"
Cons: "Because we bought seats from a third party vendor and not directly through Aer Lingus, we had terrible seats (right across from the bathroom) on both long flights. We could not check in on line until 2 hours before the flight and the seats available to us were single seats with no options to change. The AL staff at the airport told us that we should have booked through them directly but as you know the flight prices would then have been several hundred dollars additional for each. Seats were SO CLOSE, way too close for a 6+ hour flight Crew allowed passengers to drink alcohol until they were totally inebriated, which was unpleasant for many of us"
Pros: "Not much. Very disappointed It was no working tv. Plane again dirty. Uncomfortable seats. Made it difficult to travel with children."
Cons: "Same as above. I was very surprised"
Pros: "Only $32 per person and you get to board with business class."
Cons: "No internet as described. Little leg room. Small seats"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "They had a pillow and blanket in my seat for my overnight flight and offered a full bottle of water upon boarding."
Cons: "My TV didn’t work - long flight to have no screen access."
Pros: "Crew great. Seats were tough."
Pros: "That we didn't crash"
Cons: "There should be food, or at least a snack, on a 5.5h flight. Also the seats are extremely small. I barely fit into normal coach seats, but with my 6'7" (200cm) I was extremely uncomfortable in these tiny seats."
Pros: "Boarding was good. Flights were on time and crew was courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Planes were rented. Pilots not as familiar with plane; planes interior deteriorating; seats too narrow; three men in a row (could be easily fixed) had too broad of shoulders to fit comfortably; under seat storage dividers offset so not clear feet nor luggage space; both planes smelled terrible;"
Pros: "The boarding process was quick and efficient"
Pros: "Crew was great. Loved having the layflat seat instead of regular Saga seat. It’s a leased plane due to the grounding of the 737-max so we got layflat seats instead of WI-FI (which is way better in my opinion)"
Cons: "O M G! It was about 150F while we were waiting to take off and for some reason, business class doesn’t have overhead vents. I had rivulets of sweat dripping down my face and almost felt woozy. The plane was also a bit worn and dirty compared to the last time I flew Icelandair in 2016."
Cons: "AeroAtlantic plane was very old and seats were uncomfortable, didn't recline. No breakfast. We were late departing by one hour."
Cons: "Seats too close together and uncomfortable, but all economy class seats are the same so far in every airline I have flown."
Pros: "The USB plug and screen"
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "The flight attendants were kind and this was another smooth flight!"
Cons: "We had several opportunities for water and a beverage, but there were no snacks."
Cons: "I didn't like being charged 95 dollars for my checked luggage with no prior knowledge that that was going to be the case. The website said one free checked piece, but apparently that didn't apply."
Pros: "Everything but having to pay $69 for a checked bag was fine."
Cons: "Had to pay $69 to check one bag even though economy class is entitled to one free bag. We specifically brought a checked bag expecting it was free. Otherwise we would have only done carry on."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "I thought the cost of putting luggage in the hold was excessive."
Pros: "boarding was easy and flight was on time"
Cons: "was a fortune to check a bag $95 .I travel a lot and have never paid more than $50 No snacks oferred at all. seats were awful-no room"
Pros: "Love it. Customer service was awesome. Seat quite comfortable. I hade problems with the first entertainment tablet they gave me, but the second worked well. The only reason I mention this is because I don’t think I was the only one who had a problem. I have every intention to fly with Icelandic air again!"
Cons: "Gate area was somewhat chaotic during the boarding process."
Pros: "Crew, cleanliness of plane, comfy seats. Nice selection of films"
Cons: "Food costs $$$, my tv didn’t work."
Pros: "Still a cattle car in coach"
Cons: "Way too cramped for seating, but the are all the same."
Pros: "I really liked the fun facts about Iceland on seat heads, and the seats were quite comfy as well. Everyone was really friendly. As far as being trapped in a tiny space too high up in the air can be, it was quite enjoyable."
Pros: "Finally, an airline the figured out boarding by allowing those in window seats on board first, then middle seats, then aisle seats. So smart, smooth, and non-stressful! comfortable seats, hospitality was great, water so good, entertainment great. Wish the documentaries on iceland were better, they just seemed like advertisements for shops around iceland."
Pros: "Free wifi, lots of individual entertainment choices, pillow and blanket for all, incredibly efficient boarding process."
Cons: "Wifi was out"
Pros: "Service on the plane was excellent."
Cons: "Long wait to get off of the plane in Reykjavik."
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "They did not offer any complimentary snacks whatsoever on this international flight. They only gave out free water."
Pros: "On time, polite and helpful assistance at airport with seat assignmnent issue ( all seats on a four leg ticket had been unassigned after assignment three months prior), generous leg room, very good tea on flight. Slept in Reykjavik airport on long layover due to dreadful weather. More comfortable than most airports."
Cons: "All was fine."
Pros: "Amenities in seats like pillow, blankets ready and waiting for you!"
Pros: "The entertainment on the planes is fairly good with lots of movie, TV show and music choices."
Cons: "Icelandair's systems went down for two hours during Check-In. Didn't get a boarding pass for my connecting flight. Flight left an hour late. No information as to what was going on and how to deal with missed connecting flights."
Pros: "Very nice to my guitar. Not distracted by large amounts of televisions."
Cons: "Broken luggage upon landing in Paris. One handle missing and the second broken. KEF is small and narrow and has very expensive food and drink."
Pros: "The price was right. Lots of entertainment options. Amenity kit was nice. Staff/crew very pleasant."
Cons: "Seats were not as comfortable as business class seats on other airlines I have flown."
Pros: "They brilliantly board passengers with window seats first! The seats are roomy and the lighting above the storage bins is a nice touch."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and both flights were smooth and timely"
Cons: "Boarding area is a free for all so it's chaotic. Everyone in line is guaranteed a seat so I'm not sure why everyone is in such a panic at the line. They should work on the herding process."
Pros: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "Was not notified of the cancellation until arriving at baggage check. Instead of putting us on another Iceland air flight, they put us on Virgin Atlantic connection to British Airways. The Virgin flight was 2 hours delayed so we missed the connection and then it was not clear who's responsibility it was to get us to Paris."
Pros: "The bump was easy and smooth. Got me to Paris at roughly the same time."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and not as cramped as other airlines. I wasn't prepared for the exchange rate, the cost of food purchased on the plane showed up as dollars on my debit card account."
Cons: "We waited 4 hours on tarmac before they decided to cancel the plane. It's ok that planes have issues and unforeseen things happen, but the crew didn't do a good job at showing that they can handle unexpected situations well. There was little to no communication throughout the ordeal. The decision to board the plane then tow it to a place to work on repairs with everybody onboard for 4 hours, when we're sitting on all this jet fuel seems poor."
Pros: "Efficiency, attentiveness, and competency of the crew. ALSO: Baggage included in the fare - no surprises."
Cons: "The industry standard of cramming patrons into tight quarters. NOTE: These ratings and comments apply to all four flights between Boston and Stockholm."
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "The water and longer seat belts."
Cons: "Poor communication at the gate when boarding leaving many people looking around lost and confused. No real boarding process - a real scrum once on board. Can't even provide a small bag of nuts or chips, very limited selection of beverages which are complimentary and the foods offered for sale did not have much option for people with dietary restrictions (and I didn't see a place to special order). Besides hard seats and outdated movies and screechy classical music, what can I say about the entertainment. Not all seats and entertainment equipment in working order."
Cons: "Broken seat. Couldn't recline. Another seat than that booked online."
Pros: "There was not much that made it a pleasurable experience."
Cons: "The flight attendants were less than welcoming. I was also bitten by another passenger's dog while boarding the plane. Although staff on the flight were concerned, little was done to remedy the issue."
Pros: "On Time, efficient."
Cons: "The stewardesses disappeared and were hard to contact."
Pros: "Super pleasant crew, timeliness, efficiency, cleanliness."
Cons: "It was too hot on both legs of the trip: boston to reykavik and reykavik to stockholm. Also, the airvents above the seats were ineffective."
Cons: "Seats to close for overnight flight."
Pros: "Boarding in Boston was efficient and orderly."
Cons: "TSA was a mess in Boston as was Terminal E"
Pros: "Entertainment was great, great selection of movies, educational videos on things to do in Iceland and music. Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Crew momentarily lost our baggage, but once we got to Iceland they were very friendly and helped us retrieve it. Plane was very hot and air didn't seem to circulate through when I was trying to sleep. Overall good experience though."
Pros: "I mostly slept on my way out to Keflavik, but stayed up on the way back to Boston. Boarding was better in Boston; they called for rows there. There's a USB port at the seats, making phone charging easy, and there was a good entertainment selection (I watched an 80's classic and a documentary on Icelandic foxes!). The cabin crew was very nice, all smiles, and came by frequently. My negative section will say that my luggage was lost, but they had it delivered back to my hotel about twelve hours later (that same night!), so it didn't affect my trip at all."
Cons: "Boarding at KEF was just a mass of people boarding the plane at once, making the cabin become a Lord of the Flies scenario with people blocking rows to get luggage in the overhead. My luggage was left behind in Boston (I've never lost luggage before!), but they were very helpful at the baggage counter. The seats recline quite a bit which I'm putting under negative because it's ludicrous that seats recline at all in airplanes. We're already packed in there so tight you can barely breath and people think it's fine to just take up more of your limited space."
Pros: "Professional, helpful staff and the plane was very clean. Blankets and pillows were waiting for us and water was provided as we boarded. I needed assistance to get around the airports and someone was waiting for me with a wheel chair at each stop. Wonderful flight at a reasonable cost."
Pros: "All services were very good."
Cons: "Overnight sleeping in extended seats in Business Class were cramped."
Pros: "Crew was awesome, seat spacing comfort not so much."
Cons: "Need to have seat upright to use trays to eat on flight"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and responsive and the flight left right on time."
Cons: "The food was not good and there was very little in way of tv entertainment."
Pros: "I liked that pillows, blankets and headphones were provided."
Cons: "Boarding was a cluster (mainly because the lines were unorganized)."
Cons: "Boarding process was disorganized and no announcement was made about paper boarding passes and not accepting electronic ones. The seats were very cramped"
Pros: "Chief of the cabin"
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Attention to disable customers is null. They literally torture the disable passengers. Very rude and insulting wheel chair staff."
Cons: "Watch out for the extra fees and restrictions. We booked a flight knowing that we weren’t allowed a free carryon. We didn’t know the cost for one checked bag was $120!"
Cons: "Milan airport closed and flight diverted. Horrible experience"
Pros: "loved the pillow and the blanket and the movie options"
Cons: "Terrible terrible service in helping with a tight connecting flight, terrible"
Pros: "Great flight, friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "Didn’t connect to entertainment didnt"
Pros: "The crew was personable and was kind at the transfer desk in Lisbon."
Cons: "No USB hole, flight was so delayed that I missed my connection. I like JetBlue better than TAP."
Cons: "Not getting new business configuration"
Pros: "Liked connections and price. Nice crew."
Cons: "There was a hefty charge to reserve seats which wasn’t clearly mentioned on the Justfly website. Knee room was the tightest I’ve had on a commercial flight. The seats barely reclined which is important on an overnight flight."
Pros: "Very nice flight. Complimentary wine, meals and movies. We were in Economy Plus so the leg room was quite good."
Cons: "The flight was oversold and we got bumped off with 20 other passengers even though we had all booked months in advance. I’m still not in Marrakech, now a flight to New Jersey. I’m so sad and it’s my wedding anniversary."
Cons: "I don't think I have ever rated any service negatively, but here's my first. TAP completely ruined my birthday trip that I have saved up for a long time for. DO NOT TRAVEL WITH THEM! I had a valid Schengen tourist visa issued by the Consulate of Portugal. At the time of visa issuance, the printer of the Consulate was not functioning, so part of the visa information was hand-written, but it was properly signed and stamped. The Consulate told me it's valid and said they have been doing so for ten years. The Consulate also said that they, not the airlines, have the sole authority to determine the validity of the visa. When I went to the airport to check in with TAP, TAP staff denied me boarding because they did not believe my visa was valid. I only learned later that this action was inconsistent with TAP's own internal policies. The staff at the kiosk told me that I could either ask for a refund or rebooking of the ticket. But when I called TAP the next day, I was told I could not get a refund even though they should not have denied me boarding. I called TAP many times and got a different answer each time. They simply refuse to compensate me for their own mistake. It's the most horrible travel experience I've ever had!"
Cons: "Flight got canceled and delayed, staffs very mean and unprofessional"
Pros: "They broke my bag, it took them over 3 months to answer my complaint and then they said that the Manufacturer would take care of it. On top of that they made me pay to check on my bag for each flight, including connections, and they didn’t even reimburse that"
Pros: "The crew & cleanliness in general . On time ."
Cons: "What I don’t like in all modern flights in economy( not enough leg room) . I’m 5feet 8 and can hardly fit . I’m Not overweight. I can’t imagine what taller people must feel like."
Pros: "I liked the foot rests and leg room. The gluten-free meal was wonderful."
Cons: "Although I had a delicious gluten-free dinner roll with the main meal, I was served a soggy rice cracker for breakfast. Why not another roll?"
Cons: "Flight crew prohibited us from using FAA approved child seat on board despite airline regulations explicitly accepting FAA approval. Flight crew also refused to give any reason. Their communication was not curteous."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and helpful"
Cons: "It was hot in the cabin. The lights were turned on and off without an announcement and without much time to sleep."
Pros: "Seats felt smaller than most international flights"
Cons: "Rock hard seats. Surly stewardess. Mediocre to poor food."
Pros: "Paid a bit more for roomier seats up front and worth it. Seemed like newer aircraft with "leather" seats and better padding than the older aircrafts."
Pros: "There was great entertainment on the first flight"
Pros: "I asked if it were possible to change my seat at the gate and was promptly given a window seat. They were very pleasant and professional. Food was very good and movie choices excellent. Good customer service."
Pros: "Overall flight was smooth and crew seemed nice."
Cons: "Flight was delayed leaving Boston due to an ac problem. In the end they got it squared away but we sat on the plane for an hour at the gate with absolutely no air flow and it was pretty uncomfortable. Feel as though they should've come around and gave waters, etc to passengers. Also could have improved the selection of in flight entertainment, not many offerings"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "No lounge airside at Lisbon airport, no shops open that early in the morning"
Pros: "Movie selection was good."
Cons: "Staff was rude and food was terrible."
Pros: "I tot was nice that the flight was not completely full so that we could have a little bit of room"
Cons: "Second connecting flight was very rough. We thought that this would be the shorter, easier flight but it was not"
Cons: "After we had to turn around to BOS because of a technical issue with the plane, the customer server was really unhelpful! I ended up figuring out a completely other flight, through another airline and booked myself on that flight. I worked with this Airline almost an hour to get myself on it and then it seems that it took TAP Portugal that hour PLUS SOME to suggest alternate flights to other stranded passengers."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "I enjoyed flying with tap"
Pros: "Free blanket, pillow, headphones, and wine! Flight was on time, no one weighed or measured carry on bags."
Cons: "Tight seats for an international flight!"
Pros: "I don't know. We weren't able to make out flight. We booked 6 months in advance through Easyjet. Our flight time was 7:45. Sometime between then and our flight, they changed the time to 6:20 without informing us. We found out when we went to check in and our flight time was different. This caused us to miss our flight. We tried to get a refund and they denied changing anything even though we have documentation."
Cons: "We booked 6 months in advance through Easyjet. Our flight time was 7:45. Sometime between then and our flight, they changed the time to 6:20 without informing us. We found out when we went to check in and our flight time was different. This caused us to miss our flight. We tried to get a refund and they denied changing anything even though we have documentation."
Pros: "Good price. Fast, friendly crew."
Cons: "Incredibly tiny seats."
Pros: "very pleasant experience flying TAP. Baggage check was free, and for our international flight we had a top notch entertainment system in seat. Would definitely fly again!"
Pros: "Lots of leg room at no extra charge. The planes are new and very clean. The attendants were friendly and helpful. Food was acceptable."
Cons: "TAP can't process global entry at Logan international airport yet."
Pros: "The service they provided us reminded us of how airlines used to treat their customers in the past. Meals were provided as was entertainment (there were individual tv screens for us to watch movies on) all for no additional cost to us. From the customer service to the services provided and the legroom on the flight -- everything was more than what we expected and we would consider flying TAP Portugal again."
Cons: "Late arrival in Lisbon, missed our connecting flight to Munich."
Pros: "The food was good and the seats were very comfortable. The selection of moves was alright. The crew was very gracious despite all the problems with boarding."
Cons: "The boarding process could not have been worse. Both legs were delayed because of bag issues. One leg a significant portion of us had to get off the flight because there was not room for all the luggage. They made me a check my carry on bag because it was over small mediocre weight requirement even though lots of people had heavier bags. Then they LOST that bad for 2 days and it was a nightmare getting it back in another country. The second leg, a person whose bag was on board was unaccounted for, so we were delayed again."
Pros: "Flight was very good and comfortable."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive to the final destination."
Pros: "Latency is a big problem with TAP. Had two flights and bothe were late with very unpleasant Result for me, missed next flight."
Pros: "the flight itself was great"
Cons: "the airport in Lisbon is really disorganized with few people to check all the passports, so it took a long time to get to the connecting flight."
Pros: "Good organized, friendly staff"
Pros: "Nice new plane, lie flat beds, great value for the price"
Pros: "Wine and sparkling wine were better than anticipated, food was better than average;"
Cons: "I am pretty tall, so would have liked my legroom. Also, my luggage was lost, which is unusual. I had a 3h layover in LIS and did not expect luggage would be lost that easily."
Pros: "great staff"
Cons: "More food also snacks along the way"
Pros: "Salmon salad was awesome! Movie selection was good."
Cons: "The plane was a bit jankey. They didn't give out headphones until later in the flight. Being in business didn't seem like there was a lot of care, service or hustle on the crews part."
Cons: "Online check-in process. Boarding pass not available to be added to wallet. Unable to view; had to have the boarding pass emailed to me. No option to set up SMS tracking foe flight status."
Cons: "All good but crew wasn't very attentive - for example i had had to put my suitcase quite a few rows back because of lack of space at the end of the flight i had to wait for most of the plane to empty out in order to be able to retrieve it - the crew member who had originally indicated i put my suitcase further back and who was standing right by the cabin where the suitcase was stored saw all of this but didn't move to help in the slightest even though he knew i was waiting for a chance to get to my suitcase - in my experience of customer service i would have gotten it for the passenger and brought it to them to reduce the wait time"
Pros: "Snacks were okay."
Cons: "Purchased my luggage fee online and for some reason they don’t have it on their computer. Had to pay a higher price at the counter and come to find out my account still got charged for the luggage fee."
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Pros: "Easy check in and easy baggage claim"
Cons: "They can easily work on the food"
Pros: "Flight was smooth and didn't feel like 9 hours! Crew handled an ill passenger in a caring and professional manner."
Cons: "Seated in the middle of four center seats, crew overlooked offering beverages/food a couple of times."
Cons: "they must work on quality and price"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "Don’t let me book my seats on line and then tell me “not for this fare” ($1700) at the airport. We have special needs and were not accommodated"
Pros: "Peu de place pour les jambes Équipage très sympa"
Cons: "Plus de place pour les jambes mais vol rapide donc Ok"
Cons: "Um avião velho, com estrurura ultrapassada de entretenimento poderia ao menos ter uma comida um pouco mais adequada e espaço para as pernas compatível com as aeronaves atuais."
Cons: "Alitalia is the worst airline company"
Pros: "All was well but missed my bag and one opened"
Cons: "Missed my baggage and one was opened and wrapping removed"
Pros: "I don't think I say anything I liked."
Cons: "Food, veg option, given peaces of boiled mushrooms, Eggplants and spinach. What a horrible experience."
Pros: "Short trip from Rome to Milan"
Pros: "Pleasant normal flight."
Cons: "In-flight announcement was very very quick and hard to understand."
Pros: "short peaceful ride. Not much food could be served."
Cons: "Really bad boarding controll, contributing to grumpy patrons. Just poor management and efficiency created by the airlines with a last minute gate change, but in addition, the personnel were irratable and not well motivated or trained to manage the crowd."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Boarding started 20 minuets late"
Cons: "the food is terrible. he literally dropped my bread and picked it back up to give to me. it was soggy, tasteless and disgusting even more given the rude crew. I never comment a review unless it was a good or extremely terrible experience. One of the crew members was extremely rude to Americans. God forbid we ask him a question he would keep walking. For the price I paid and the duration of my flight (12 hours from LAX-FCO) I wish I chose a different airline. that was the most uncomfortable flight I've had in a long time and I travel often."
Pros: "Being able to chose my seats for free with the Millemiglia programme. The legroom was not bad."
Cons: "No hot drinks or food available to purchase inflight. The toilets were dirty and smelly."
Cons: "My seats were changed to the rear end of the plane, not even a sandwich for snack.i had to empty my carry on luggage to 9kg ."
Cons: "My flight cancelled. I waited 3hours in the flight. They said they provide the bus instead of flight. Now, I waiting 2 hours for they provide bus."
Pros: "Flight was delayed by over 1 hr , with no explanation fm the ground staff or on board"
Cons: "Alitalia made me pay 50 Euros for my bag although I am traveling on the same day with them internationally, in less than 3 hours. They said that because I had two separate tickets they couldn't waive the fee. they have just lost a customer."
Cons: "Horrible experience with Alitalia. They boarded us on a plane that had a wheel issue, and kept us on the ground for 2 hours before they decided to de-plane us. We then had to wait in a 5+ HOUR LINE to get rerouted (nope, they won't handle these issues online or over the phone, you have to wait in line). And THEN they wanted us to wait in a 2 hour line to re-drop off our bags. We got stuck overnight in Rome and were put in a horrible Hilton Garden Inn and barely made it in time to use our coupon for a "free meal" (aka, frozen meatballs and stale bread in a buffet that had been sitting out all night). On our flight back, the food was absolutely terrible, the movie selections were old and scarce, and the seats were uncomfortable. We called to complain as soon as we got home and still have not heard back from Alitalia. I will never fly with them again."
Cons: "Legroom inside the aircraft is too small. Salted and sweet snack options including cookies. This is on a two hour flight. Very uncomfortable journey"
Pros: "We arrived in Dusseldorf, there was a wheelchair waiting thanks to AirBerlin, and the rest of the trip was excellent."
Cons: "Check in was chaos. A different Alitalia flight had been cancelled so there were mobs at the check in at 4 a.m. waiting for the Alitalia personnel to appear--AirBerlin was open and staffed, but Alitalia was at least 1/2 hour late and all check in had to take place in person at the counter and no counter was specified for our flight. I had requested wheelchair assistance (I'm 80 years old with back problems), but there was none available."
Pros: "There were lots of entertainment options"
Cons: "Had my call button on for an hour to get some water to take an aspirin and no one ever came."
Pros: "Almost nothing"
Cons: "- Rude crew - Uncomfortable seats - Broken seats - Missed our order for Vegan meals"
Pros: "I didn't"
Cons: "The flight was only supposed to take two hours but instead they sat around for another hour and a half or so and then there was so little leg room that my knees even if I was all the way against the back wall showed into the seat in front of me so bad that I had to stick them out in the aisle and said crooked and then my seat would not latch"
Pros: "Flight was quiet and smooth"
Cons: "Food was substandard Leg space very crummy"
Cons: "I.m 6'2 and it was impossibly uncomfortable"
Cons: "The flight was operated by Alitalia, so my bad review is about it: 1- they made us pay 75 euro for 4 extra kg on the luggage; 2- once on board we had to wait 45 minutes before leaving the airport; 3- there was no entertainment on the plane which looked like a very old plane; 4- they served us a tasteless sandwich and muffin(MEA flight serves a full meal) 5- the choice of drinks was poor: water, Coca cola, tea or coffee, no juices or alcohol; 6- we asked for water 3 times and the flight attendant never came back; Being an expensive flight I was expecting something more than a low coast flight company. VERY DISAPPOINTED."
Pros: "Entertainment choices, boarding efficiency, helpful staff"
Cons: "Delayed departure - then even more delayed arrival - stuck on tarmac. First row of extra leg seats are extra narrow to account for entertainment system."
Pros: "Wine was offered complimentary to the meal"
Cons: "Boarding process was a mess, flight was late due to the confusion. Crew took forever to collect trash after the in flight meal was over."
Pros: "Not much, but food was decent."
Cons: "Oldest plane I've seen in recent years, crew barely acknowledged our presence (talked to each other the whole time), no working air conditioning, and big metal boxes in front of the window seats that take up all of the leg room (yes these seats aren't cheaper."
Pros: "The flight departed on time and arrived 35 minutes early. The flight crew was very helpful onboard."
Cons: "Tried to upgrade my elderly parents to more comfortable seats when checking in, but was told the flight was full and there were none available. It didn't appear that way after being boarded and seated."
Pros: "Initially I was a little worried because Alitalia had given us some disappointments in the past, but it was the most convenient flight this time for our final destination.We had to take 3 flights to arrive to our final destination, 2 with Alitalia.The crew was polite, helpful. We were very happy that for the first time Alitalia didn't loose our luggage(!) and we got it in Athens. Thank you!!!"
Cons: "They forgot my luggage but knew exactly where it was was and got it to me the next evening."
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "No food served. No coffee. Just coca cola and water."
Pros: "Boarding on time. The pilot 's job was excellent!!!"
Cons: "The service on board was really slow and not satisfying.. The food not as it used to be. I began flying your company about 40 years ago! What a change over the years!"
Cons: "Missed a day of work"
Cons: "Worst airline company ever. Lost my baggage for 4 days although a friend of mine on the exact same flight with me received his. I'm on a snowboarding trip and they lost all my gear and basically made it impossible to enjoy my vacation. I sent 3 emails and no one has contacted me yet! I agree that these things might occur but the airline has to take responsibility for their mistakes and address the issues. WORST airline I've been to, if you are thinking of using it I double insure everything and don't count on them to be responsive!"
Cons: "Old airplane. No entertainment at all. The lugage remain in the airport and didn't arrive at destination."
Cons: "Delay with departure. Very poor crew attitude"
Cons: "Individual in airport had us wait in line ONE HOUR TO GET CHECKED IN; he should be fired ; flight was fine"
Pros: "The experience was as good as one can expect a quick flight to be."
Cons: "The boarding was chaos in both Munich and Rome. Apparently Al Italia had instituted a new computer system and the workers did not know how to use it. I spent hours on line getting a boarding pass in Munich, and then again another in Rome (in Munich no one was given boarding passes for connecting flights). I spend hours again in lines to get a boarding pass for a flight to Palermo, missing my connection and only getting a much later flight to Palermo. It was utter confusion. Shame on Al Italia."
Pros: "Landing in Rome. Hotel after missing connection flight."
Cons: "Delay of 2 HOURES cosed missing a connection flight to Tel Aviv. Next flighr to Tel aviv 36 houres later !!!"
Pros: "Nothing, I don't care about Boarding, Crew or Food when the airline loses luggage"
Cons: "Losing luggage and making it extremely difficult to hold the airline accountable for their screwup"
Pros: "Professional, friendly crew. Good food."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment - SATA app, WiFi did not work."
Pros: "Flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "Could not pick seats when buying tickets through website. Had to call airline separately, which we did. However, actual tickets that we received at airport were for different seats. Happened to another couple on our flight as well."
Pros: "The crew were very kind very professional"
Cons: "No entertainment at all"
Pros: "IT WAS ON TIME"
Cons: "PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES"
Cons: "Seats are too small"
Pros: "Service and the upgrade"
Pros: "Did not enjoy anything about this airline or flight. Everything is so backwards"
Cons: "Flights on Azores Airlines/SATA are always delayed. It is a shame that it is the only airline that flies to Terceira Island. They delay flights due to "operational issues" because they cannot get their stuff together. The crew was also unfriendly and while we were already 4 hours delayed one of the crew members (leader) had the audacity to tell her team "why are you guys in a hurrry for?" HELLO! We are already lady. Work harder and faster so we can make up some time. The food was disgusting and they barely give you anything to drink. Also, the planes are very old. Seats uncomfortable, no leg room, no TVs and stink."
Pros: "Everything was easy!"
Cons: "Everything was fine thanks."
Pros: "Nothing, the poorest of the poor and N empathy whatsoever"
Cons: "They canceled my flight because of too few passengers and than rushed all the passengers on an earlier flight. I was driving from Philly and of course couldn't make the flight that was bumped up three hour early. Than they have the balls to accuse me of being late and thus a no show. I have many witnesses that prove I was there on time. But no reschedule for me unless I pay a 1000 usd. I will sue these bastards with a passion. To an extend they have never seen. Not only a refund but loss of business as well"
Pros: "Crew were lovely. Economy seats were pretty comfortable, with legroom. They allow one free checked item. Free food!"
Cons: "I ordered a vegan meal and got pasta with cheese. We were half an hour late taking off."
Pros: "Crew was nice enough"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours causing me to miss my connecting flight upon arrival in Lisbon. No in flight entertainment, only one meal served, no spot to plug in electronics, and the bathroom door was broken and didn't lock. I would suggest paying a little more for a better and more reliable airline."
Pros: "SATA was very hospitable when our flight was delayed into the next day. They provided a hotel and dinner/breakfast vouchers."
Cons: "The App proved to be useles when our flight was delayed 14+ hours. We were able to check in the day of the flight, but were never alerted when the flight was delayed. We called customer service and waited on hold for 30+ minutes without connecting, even though the automated message said the wait would be 6 mins. Communication as a whole was quite poor and created a lot of anxiety amongst the visibly upset travelers."
Cons: "I was scheduled to fly and was delayed for 3 days in Boston. I am still waiting to hear back to be reimbursed for the taxis/ubers that I had to take to the hotels that were provided. The hotels were 40 minutes (1st night) and 1 hour (2nd night) away. There was no one available to talk at the airport and the line was ridiculously long. I had planned a trip for 2.5 weeks exploring Portugal and Spain and missed the Portugal portion completely because I was delayed in Boston. I finally gave up waiting and bought a ticket through a different airline so I could meet my friends and not miss any more of my trip."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to "technical issues" two hours. This seems to be a consistent thing with SATA and Azores Airlines. The crew was rude when my bag did not fit in the cabin and they had to move it, too."
Pros: "Quick Easy check in, great flight and staff!"
Cons: "Delayed, no reimbursement, ac was off while we just sat on the runway, missed my connecting flight. Meanwhile all their other flights were delayed also. I couldn't believe how hot it was for so long on the plane. Worst flight I've ever been on"
Cons: "Way too warm, uncomfortable seats, no entertainment"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Never had such an uncomfortable flight! The temperature at my seat was far too hot- I and others were sweating constantly. Also I am 6' 3" but wouldn't recommend anyone over 6' fly this airline, at least not in the normal economy seats- I've never had the experience of being unable to move my legs due to the seat in front."
Cons: "Long delay, no apologies, uncomfortable all around"
Cons: "They sold me a flight jknowing it was delayed by more than 13 hours"
Pros: "The flight was on time!"
Cons: "Seating is ridiculously tight!"
Pros: "Free food and beer"
Cons: "3 hour delay and sizee of seats - SMALL pitch!"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight a couple hours before ltake off, then changed the flight number and took off with all the people they bumped from the day before. What a scam, told us it was "operational issues'""
Cons: "DELAYS, BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE, NO ACCOUNTABILITY."
Cons: "Long delay not on time"
Pros: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours. The movie was horrible. No ones speakers worked. Serive was fine"
Pros: "Smooth ride. The pilot communicated well. Food/drinks were good. Airline stewards were polite."
Cons: "The boarding process was disorganized"
Cons: "Didn't make it since the first flight was delayed for over 4 hours. Virgin did not help us with rebooking. Waiting on refund. No word yet. Very angry."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "Was too tired and worn out to really care after the long delay. Won't fly this airline again."
Pros: "Nothing. We didn't take this flight because of the SATA airline strike which left us stuck in Ponta Felgada for 2 days."
Cons: "We were majorly inconvenienced when finding out our flight was delayed, then cancelled completely, the. It happened again the next day. Lost 2 days of our trip whih were supposed to be in Lisbon. We found a Ryanair flight to Porto just to get to the mainland. What a nightmare. Never flying with Azores/SATA again!!"
Pros: "1 booked flight and selected seats months ahead. On date of departure reseated in middle section though previously booked window seats. 2 after arriving in Portugal informed return flight was cancelled due to crew strike. Told we can wait in Portugal or rebook on new airline. You can't make this stuff up."
Pros: "It was a economical flight. The food was pretty good as well."
Cons: "We had changes to pretty much every leg of our flights. One was delayed by 2.5 hours. I understand that flights get delayed but they hardly gave us any information as to what was going on. The flight was pretty smooth but the flight attendants didn't seem interested in our comfort. They weren't rude but they weren't pleasant either. I guess I'm used to a different style of service that I did not receive on Azores."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Staff was courteous."
Cons: "Food was average. No entertainment."
Pros: "Crew was attentive and it was a direct flight"
Cons: "There was very little room in the seats. It was terribly uncomfortable and made worse when the seat in front was declined"
Pros: "Everything ok"
Pros: "well im not an expert but , my flight was 2.5 h late , i understand thinks happen , but i believe is solution on that . On my job if im late my costumers dont coming back ( it is just how to control the time ) If we not can control the hours on the flights how we can control airplanes in the air ????!!!!!!!!!! Carlos Cristovao"
Pros: "Price, friendly service"
Cons: "packed in like sardines"
Pros: "Price, friendly crew"
Cons: "jammed in and not too comfy seats"
Pros: "Large comfy seats."
Cons: "Among the drawbacks, long immigration lines in LIS, despite the opportunity to go thru immigration in the Azores - lost opportunity for the airline to market its efficiency and convenience."
Pros: "The price"
Pros: "The a330 was nice, seats had a good incline and cabin crew was very accommodating and friendly to me."
Cons: "In flight entertainment didn't work at all Food was bland, but somewhat on par with American carriers (low bar). But the ticket was pretty cheap. Very cold"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "The food was good. I enjoyed the flight. Though I've felt that I received less than I usually do from international flights but maybe just because this was shorter. No extra bull you don't need like an over night bag (that I've been given on other airlines for over night flights) but if you're expecting it, it may be a bit of a let down. My flight was just under 6 hours so maybe it's too short for that. They served a meal and a half. A full dinner, dessert and appetizer with wine. A muffin with coffee for breakfast. The dinner was surprisingly great. I actually really loved it. The muffin was just a plain blueberry muffin purchased from the store. Just a quick half meal before leaving."
Cons: "Well I had planned to go take a course in Porto which was the whole reason I bought this flight. I missed everything i came here for because of it. They reimbursed people and put people up in hotels, but not me. My trip was ruined essentially due to the cancellation of my first flight but the flight itself, when it did go, was good."
Pros: "Nothing, Sata is the worst airlines."
Cons: "Delayed for 7 hours with no explanation. Zero leg room"
Pros: "Direct Flight"
Cons: "Mediocre Food No gate for the plane in Boston or Lisbon, so you need to be shuttled to the plane. Entertainment system not working. Late leaving. Delayed landing (not their fault?) Too much money when compared with other, better airlines."
Cons: "Very little water was served. I was dehydrated by the time I landed at my destination. There was zero form of entertainment provided. I'm accustomed to having movies and music as options for entertainment, especially on international flights."
Cons: "You need a better boarding system. People stand in lline forever for no good reason."
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