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8.6
ANA
Overall score based on 4,637 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Some of your reservations staff in Los Angeles needs to be counseled"
Cons: "Been more polite especially mike in your mileage program."

Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing and so service oriented!"

Pros: "Crew great but seating not so comfortable"
Cons: "Better Seats"

Pros: "The crew was great, friendly and helpful. The food was good and the overall service on the plane was great."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed from Los Angeles and we did not make our connecting flight in Tokyo. The next option they had was a full 24 hours later so we ended up taking the train. I tried to make adjustments to one of my flights for the return home and was told that is not an option."

Pros: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Cons: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."

Pros: "I liked the midnight flight out of LAX; got to sleep at a normal time and arrived in Japan in the morning ready to go"
Cons: "Not much"

Cons: "My seat was horrible. I'm sure it was like that for everyone in economy. The seat can't recline putting me in an awkward position for the entire flight. It was a red-eye so I didn't sleep much. Maybe it was the airplane since I flew with ANA last year but with the 787. The difference is almost night and day."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "After they told about change my flight to Asiana I finally agreed but I had to walk by myself to Asiana, ANA couldnt at least to make the changes to avoid me long time to stand in line by asiana airlines. I would never recomend ANA"

Pros: "Very comfortable flights. Exceptional crew on and off the planes. Great food and drink/snack options. Lots of entertainment options as well."
Cons: "I have no complaints abouts my flights. Travel is tough at times but ANA made it seem easy."

Pros: "Premium economy is the way to go! Comfy seats with plenty of room; preflight lounge access."
Cons: "Unfortunately, premium economy is the only way to go, because economy class seats are very cramped and "locked" in the upright position (for a 10+ hour flight), and it's a bit pricey."

Pros: "Everything about this airline made my flight pleasant. The staff were polite and accommodating"

Pros: "I liked how much leg room we had. I also liked the movie selection and the food."
Cons: "It would have been nice to have water more frequently during the flight."

Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth. Stewardesses were very helpful."

Pros: "Economy premium was very comfortable. Best service I’ve had on an airplane since Pan American days."
Cons: "I didn’t like the boarding process one long line. However, it moved quickly and unlike American airlines there was plenty of overhead space. They let you check 2 bags free. Of course, it is an international flight."

Pros: "Service, Cleanliness and Overall Quality"
Cons: "Seats could be better"

Pros: "Easy checking process. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Hot food was good. Crew were friendly and helpful. They got me a window flight even though it wasnt on my ticket. Leg room was pretty good. Bathroom had a lot of amenities."
Cons: "The seats didn't recline at all. I slept horribly even though I'm pretty good at sleeping on planes."

Cons: "I was very disappointed with the new release movie selection. For a 12 hour flight, there seemed to be more foreign movie options than American new releases."

Pros: "Very punctual. Service is excellent. I like Tokyo Haneda Airport because it’s smaller and the gates are closer."
Cons: "No complain about the flight and the services."

Pros: "The airline was late in arriving for my translate flight but when I got to the airport in Narita everything was taken care excellent ground service"
Cons: "The flight attendants gave me the most beautiful hospitality hope you keep up the good job this was my third time around using ANA"

Pros: "ANA did a great job of keeping customers informed about every detail regarding the delays we experienced with the flight. ANA did a great job of finding me a new flight when delays caused by the ground crew caused me to miss a connecting flight."
Cons: "Late boarding caused us to miss connecting flights."

Pros: "Great crews and good foot space!"
Cons: "Food was terrible! Getting worse every time !"

Pros: "Attendants were friendly."
Cons: "Flight was late."

Pros: "The attendants are all courteous and respectful."

Cons: "airline is unprofessional the whole trip was canceled"

Pros: "Nice space between seats for the economy class."
Cons: "The entertainment center (sound) did not work in my son's seat."

Cons: "Lack of airline professional staff at lax airport. There's no set person in charge. We had an emergency return and no one can explain or give us answers for rebooking our flights."

Cons: "See subject line"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "nice.crew. actually able to book exit row.seat online. pre-check-in is great all you do at the airport is drop the bags .no long queues."
Cons: "boarding process is not organized. no travel amenities offered. (no slipper, had to ask for toothbrush) ..."

Pros: "Food & Entertainment"

Pros: "Good communication, food and services"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "More of an movie selection. Maybe up date movie ever 2-3 weeks as they become available for the company"

Pros: "The plane was new enough and clean, the food was modest but good, snacks were generous and tasty, but what sets ANA apart is the attentiveness, courtesy, and thoughtfulness of the crew. I used to fly Singapore Airlines often and felt this way about them, but in recent years I’ve noticed a fall off in service. ANA has maintained or even raised their standards of service."
Cons: "The food good but not great. But...it’s airplane food."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful."
Cons: "It is a very long flight."

Cons: "The check-in at LAX. They form 2 different lines for Economy. The 1st line was lined with the people arriving first. Then the 2nd line started to fill later. But when the ANA agents came out, they have no clue and serve the line of the people arriving later. Should know what they are doing. Either just 1 line, or if 2 lines, should ask which line come first"

Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."

Pros: "Service was great, food was decent. Bumpy ride though, plane felt "old"."
Cons: "Everything was good. Only thing I could say is the plane felt outdated."

Pros: "The entertainment and food were very good. It’s a long flight, so more cushions in the seat would be great. I felt like my tailbone was getting bruised."
Cons: "The entertainment and food were very good. It’s a long flight, so more cushions in the seat would be great. I felt like my tailbone was getting bruised."

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly, quick to respond to questions, and very helpful. I was able to switch seats even though the flight was full. The food was fine but the menu for the return flight looked better still."
Cons: "The flight was 100% full. I took a redeye flight hoping to sleep a bit on the plane but I ended up not sleeping much. I am happy to take ANA on my return flight, which is not redeye. Also I will be happy to fly ANA again, but I would not take a redeye flight on any airline unless I was in business or first class which I cannot reasonably afford at the moment."

Pros: "The service and the seats"

Pros: "The landing was very smooth. I have motion sickness and usually the landing gets me really sick. However I was okay for this one."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "The flight attendants are super nice every time we fly with ANA, and the have great food."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Unorganized. No info to transfer from ANA to united code share partner. United staff unhelpful. Had to go back and forth to multiple counters at least three times."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite and kind."
Cons: "The food was not to my taste. I did enjoy the ice cream though! Perhaps it was very Japanese (which I am not tremendously familiar with), but even the pasta with sauce which I had the impression was going to be more Italian style, seemed odd. I felt like it was supposed to be gourmet, but just came off strange. I was wishing for something more straightforward."

Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"

Pros: "I liked my aisle seat. The plane was clean. Crew professional. Temperature comfortable. Pillow, blankets, and headphones given."
Cons: "No instructions on how to use the remote for the television."

Pros: "I liked that they feed us good food, and we were feed several times. We were also offered several drinks, and all the flight attendants were extremely nice. We would fly Ana airways all the time if given the chance. Seats were very comfortable and spacious."
Cons: "I liked everything, everything was excellent"

Pros: "The service, foods , sack ,"

Pros: "Food, service"
Cons: "The space"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."

Cons: "Flat beds on second flight"

Pros: "The crew was lackluster; unusual for Singapore Airlines. Tall individuals will not like the business class seats."

Pros: "Amazing crew."
Cons: "Food focused on Japan on both legs, LAX to NRT and NRT to SIN. Variety would have been nice."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Singapore Airlines had a great reputation. Imagine my disappointment. It was a horrible flight. The crew was nice enough, but inattentive. The food, if such a term may be applied here, was inedible. Just vile. In flight entertainment was a complete joke. Boarding was awful, but it always is. Seats were extremely uncomfortable. This racket is the ultimate way to rip somebody off of $1000. Horrible."

Pros: "I like everything crew, etc"
Cons: "Nothing reallly"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "They treated you like you were important and really took care of my every need"
Cons: "Getting on a cattle car to go to another terminal and then get in line again to go on the plane"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and responsive to my needs. They met it with a smile."

Pros: "They were polite."
Cons: "Not as attentive as ANA or China Airlines. I had to give 4-5 request to get what I want."

Pros: "I loved everything! The plane was well maintained, the crew were friendly and attentive, the flight was comfortable even for such long hours. Food was also great! In flight entertainment had recent movies and shows, even international selections."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything about this flight was top notch. The inflight entertainment, touch screen and remote controlled, was so good i was up the entire time watching movies Black Panther, Downsizing, DeathWish, Pacific Rim and listening to the wonderful library of music, i was surprised at the range of music, from uncensored rap to big band."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved the food/Movies/seats."
Cons: "No air vents and the cabin was very very stuffy and warm for many people. I’ve never heard one child cry for 7+ hours before until this flight. But everything else was decent to say the very least:)"

Cons: "Little or no room in Economy"

Pros: "Excellent attention to service and comfort."

Pros: "Staying in a hotel for 24 hours."
Cons: "Not actually making it to Japan."

Pros: "Friendly attentive staff. Excell ent food and great. Service."
Cons: "Really crowded seats in economy."

Pros: "Movie selection was great. Food was decent. Comfort was expected"
Cons: "Our seat neighbors were annoying, but nothing the staff can do about that!"

Pros: "I haven’t flown Emirates, but SQ beats the many others I have flown by a significant margin—especially the Chinese airlines, but also all major US airlines, JAL, Korean, et al."

Pros: "The serivce was amazing. Also it was clean and the food was great."

Pros: "The seats are very comfortable. There was ample entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints at all. They are very professional and I would chose them again."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Lost our luggage that full with our winter clothing for the trip singapore airlines delivered to our hotel the next day and compensate us ¥jpn 12000"

Pros: "Excellent service. Good food. Very attentive and responsive flight crew."
Cons: "Space was too tight"

Pros: "I liked there was an opportunity to bid on an upgrade"
Cons: "Our bid was rejected yet there were empty seats in premium economy. Our bid was within the recommended range. You certainly would not have lost money upgrading us."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Amazing service and comfortable lay flat bed"

Pros: "I like the personal TV, my foot rest and water holder frequent water serve,"
Cons: "For me coffee is too strong, and I like the food on the way to Tokyo better than on the way back to LA"

Pros: "Clean aircraft. First rate and very attentive cabin staff. High Quality food and mid flight snacks. Its clear a lot of thought has gone into the making and running of this airline. My first experience and quite frankly I will fly SIA whenever possible."
Cons: "Cabin was to me a little warm during initial taxi at LAX. But not overly so."

Pros: "the crews were very polite and very helpful"

Pros: "the selection was impresive to m"

Pros: "Ease of checking. Empty seat between us"
Cons: "Can't upgrade with krisflyer miles"

Pros: "The aircraft was clean, new, spacious and quiet. The bathrooms were regularly maintained. The food quality, selection and quantity was excellent for the economy class. Even the serving utensils were solid metal and had a very high quality feel to it. Having an endless supply of mid flight snacks was also appreciatd I always like the warm wet towels, which were offered at take off and landing. The entertainment choices were endless, but because it had USB and regular power, I was able to work on my laptop and listen to my podcasts on phone without worrying about running out of battery."
Cons: "The crew lacked its usual pep and cheer. For some reason they seemed very introverted and tired. First time on Singapore Airline that I noticed. The amenities kit was a bit on the cheap side. Also, only the supplied two prong headphones could be used with the entertainment system, I would have preferred an option to use my high end ones -- this was the main reason I chose to just work and listen to my own music/podcasts instead of watching a movie. We boarded and disembarked through the business sections and the aisles were too narrow. The announcements were hard to hear and the temperature was set too low for half of the flight (to kept fluctuating requiring constant adjustment of blanket/jacket). Having said that will keep flying them."

Pros: "Lounge experience was excellent. Service on the airline in general was excellent. Food and drinks we're just great. I enjoyed the sleeper seat that I was in. Everything was super smooth and I'm so glad I flew with Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing negative to report"

Pros: "Touch screen entertainment system with great variety of programs. Good food, clean cabin, friendly crews. I'd fly again on Singapore Air over other domestic airlines and Japanese airlines."
Cons: "Sound quality of ear buds was not good. No issues if you travel with your own."

Pros: "Made Econ class feel like biz :)"

Pros: "Singapore crew are on their feet and working for the entire flight. Great service!"

Pros: "The best long leg flight I've been on. I managed to get a whole row to myself and that made the 12hr flight so much better. The crew was very professional, kind, attentive, and it was grand."

Pros: "Customer service and food couldn't be better."

Pros: "Huge selection of movies Towel service, socks, and toothbrush for economy class Snacks included entire chocolate bars! Friendly staff"

Pros: "Everything in this flight is very good. Next traveling time I will consider this airline first!!"

Pros: "Professional, courteous, high-quality all around from food, to service, to entertainment options. Singapore Airlines is first class all the way."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "Singapore airlines was also great and I very much enjoyed that flight even though it was 10 or more hours. The good was great and same for the entertainment . The whole flight was very pleasant . Also I loved the steamed towels that was something i haven't had on a flight before ."

Pros: "The stewardesses were extremely professional- attentive & pleasant. The toilet was well equipped. There was no delay in taking off Boarding was orderly & efficient & quick and so was disembarking. The snacks were nice- ice cream, apples, chops, sandwiches. Many other airlines don't even provide snacks on these long flights. The seats in wconomy were roomy & confortable."
Cons: "I can't think of anything that was bad but I didn't enjoy the breakfast. I would have preferred an American breakfast. It was a mixture of shrimp, potato & brocolli. Ivwould have pregerred a criossant & yogurt to the tiramisu & roll."

Pros: "The flight attendants were super attentive and took great care of me, even bringing me headache medicine."
Cons: "I was in a front row seat which meant using my table in the armrest would wake up my neighbor. (Not a big deal but a little awkward) It was also hard to sleep because the seats didn't recline enough."

Pros: "It was the best service ive ever had. The flight attendants came right away and were always coming up the aisle making sure we eye well hydrated and fed"

Pros: "The flight staff were very friendly and always seemed to be eager to help all the passengers. The menu on the flight was also excellent. Wonderful flight"
Cons: "The layover in Japan was not exactly what I hoped for but I managed OK. Short layovers work better for me."

Pros: "Everything was very good. Great service smooth flight, landed early in Singapore."

Pros: "Quality, professional service, beautiful smiles."
Cons: "WiFi connection.."

Cons: "I’m sure you do the best you can."

Pros: "Very"
Cons: "Easier access to entertainment"

Pros: "Easy flight out of Oakland. Lucky the flight wasn’t full so had plenty of room for carryon. Landed at gate close to baggage claim area so that was plus too."
Cons: "Entertainment options - didn’t download app because of bad reviews and didn’t want to watch old movies or pay for recent ones. Got a little bored mid way through. Would download movies for Netflix next time."

Pros: "First time I flew with Hawaiian and it was the best service ever! Oakland to final destination Lihue. Definitely my number one airline and will be referring folks!"

Pros: "The crew was great. Super apologetic for the terrible delay"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 hours and 2 of those hours we spent on the plane before they deplaned us because they couldn't hold us any longer. One day of my 4 day vacation was completely ruined"

Pros: "No layover"

Pros: "The breakfast on the way to Honolulu and the lunch on the way back to the mainland. The food was very tasty and made the long flight seem shorter."

Cons: "I booked 6 months in advance to ensure a lower price, 2 days before the flight, the prices were 50% what I paid for them and priceline refused to give a price adjustment because it was more than 24 hours since I booked the flight. Hawaiian air refused to give any additional accommodations, priceline refused any additional accommodations and I am still upset."

Pros: "I liked how friendly the staff was, and how each seat had a USB port for charging devices, and the phone holders for watching things."
Cons: "How tight and uncomfortable the seats were, and how the circulation within the plane made me smell everyone and everything."

Pros: "Friendly staff. Nothing negative to say. It’s a flight with 100+ passengers and people want to be babied. Enjoy your time and quit complaining about things out of an Airlines control and your crappy planning."

Pros: "The staff has very kind and helpful. They provided a small meal and complimentary drinks."
Cons: "No entertainment. They have TVs set up, so the ability is thee. On a 5 1/2 hr flight, they should provide a movie etc."

Pros: "Pleasant crew, okay food, seats comfortable and enough room for luggage."
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "Very attentive staff, great flight!"

Pros: "Loved the service!"
Cons: "Not really much for in flight entertainment compared to other airlines. No wifi or movies available. Just spotty tv on a shared screen."

Pros: "Left on time arrived a little late because weather. It was windy"

Pros: "Comfort seating"
Cons: "Plane left late and arrived late 7"

Pros: "Loved the comfort of the seats and the in flight movies!"

Cons: "Too narrow seats. On a5 hr flight it felt so uncomfortable"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Complimentary wine"
Cons: "No Individual TV"

Pros: "Crew was really nice and the service was great. Food was better than what you could quickly grab at the airport and appreciated the frequent beverage service."
Cons: "It seemed unecessarily cold and was a little surprised that entertainment cost extra on a long flight. The only thing complimentary were a few promo videos for Hawaii and the radio."

Cons: "Once we got to the airport we lost all assigned seating. Not good."

Pros: "Loved stepping into the cabin with Hawwain music playing on the entertainment system. Crew was super nice. Seats were comfortable even in economy class."
Cons: "Paltry complimentary selections on entertainment system. Should offer free TV/movies in addition to premium. And when you did slide you're card for a premium movie, the first thing I saw was an advertisement!"

Pros: "I loved the hospitality of the crew!! Very pleasant."
Cons: "The food was very cheap and processed. Like they didn't care what was served. No options for anything healthy"

Cons: "Their claim to be the only airline still serving a meal is very "thin". We got a tiny cup of fruit and a biscuit with a piece of cheese melted on it. That was tasteless and very hard to eat. The one cup of juice (that was mostly ice) was barely enough to wash it down. Also, my disabled wife was not allowed to have the bulkhead seat because it had previously been assigned to a completely healthy child and mother. there should be some kind of priority system for those seats."

Pros: "Smooth flight, clean aircraft"
Cons: "Poor attitude of male flight attendant, came across as not really caring about the needs of passengers, plane was dated - could not look at snack menu on touch screen, no duty free items or catalog despite being advertised."

Pros: "The flight was on time and the trip was smooth"
Cons: "Food-poor. A plastic bag handed in your lap with 1/2 turkey on white and 1/2 Egg salad sandwich on stale wheat bread! It's so far from the service Hawaiian used to provide that it ruins the reputation more than helps it. Why bother? It's obvious that it's only a half hearted attempt at best. Asked for a better seat n got the seat next to the restroom. It was literally 5 1/2 hours on a flying toilet with people constantly in and out the whole trip. I should at least been warned."

Cons: "Flight delayed for 17 hours"

Pros: "A great lunch was provided. Very reasonable upgrade for 6 inches of extra leg room Early departure"

Pros: "The seats are a bit more spacious than other airlines. The headrests fold to cradle the head so you can nap and not get a cramp int eh neck. Why dont all airlines have those?!"

Cons: "They didnt let me board even though I got there with enough time. I had to buy a completely different flight. Will never travel Hawiian Airlines again"

Pros: "Our flight was on time. The staff was very friendly. Everything was clean. We were served a complimentary meal as well as drinks and a snack. (So few airlines include a meal nowadays.) Pleasant in every way!"

Pros: "Staff was very nice. plane was clean. We left on time."
Cons: "Tv was broke for my seat. All they offered was a different seat away from my wife and son."

Pros: "There was one male worker who tried to bring me extra coleslaw cause he saw the other flight attendants not offer me anything instead of a meat centered meal. I appreciated that but didn't catch his name."
Cons: "The workers were so rude - especially a woman named Mi. they had no vegetarian options on the plane for food and basically laughed at me when I asked for it. They had no free entertainment at all not even a movie for everyone on the main monitors. They asked for volunteers to check their bags and I volunteered and when I made a connecting flight to Kauai (final stop Oahu which is a 35 min flight) I tried to switch my flight to an earlier one because I realized That I had a four hour layover before my 35 min flight -_- and they said that I would have been able to but since I checked my carry on I couldn't. And they said it was because my bag would get there much later than me - which I was upset about but understood. Fast forward 4 1/2 hours later and I land on Oahu. My bag is sitting at the terminal because it came over on a plane that got there before me. Totally unhappy - I fly to California and back almost every month and I've never had an experience like this"

Pros: "Helpful, friendly and informative; free breakfast;"
Cons: "Would be nice to get one free movie with long flight."

Cons: "We boarded a hot plane. The A/C was turned on then we smelled kerosene. We de-boarded and sat - the gate crew were fine but really didn't know what was going on. After repeated erroneous emails from HAL, the flight was actually scrubbed until HAL could get a crew and plane from Honolulu. The emails actually gave us new departure times that had already passed!) Thanks to some terrific work by the HAL gate crew, we were able to get seats on an Alaska flight. Five hours later than our original schedule but much better than our HAL schedule which finally left 7+ hours after schedule."

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly. The offered food, drinks and entertainment without charging as an extra."

Pros: "The flight agreements were very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Nothing, it was a perfect flight."

Pros: "TSA was fast and efficient coming back, the crew was friendly and helpful, and the food was fine both ways. Also, while coming back, pre-boarding was kind of an enjoyable process for once, as one of the staff was very lively and made a lot of jokes."
Cons: "Had delayed flight, due to some back-up part that was being faulty. Everyone had just finished getting on the plane at this point, and the Captain said it'd be fixed in under an hour, so those who wanted to leave or stay on the plane, could leave or stay. However, for some reason, everyone (+all our baggage) had to get off the plane about 15 after minutes after this announcement, and the flight ended up being delayed by ~2-2.5 hours. There was no compensation."

Cons: "Food and food service was poor. A passenger in first class should never have to ask for something and attendants should not spend most of the flight holed up up front reading and talking. Movie selection for a frequent traveler is really bad"

Pros: "Hot breakfast sandwich Dresses/ uniform of the staff Interesting commentary on airline safety"

Cons: "Didn't see seat assignments during check in. Hawaiian airline agent at the gate was super rude when I asked to get seat assignments for my family."

Pros: "Friendly service x"
Cons: "There were no blankets supplied so I would have packed one. Seats are uncomfortable Otherwise all was good"

Cons: "Was not informed of a flight delay, representative at the gate was very unfriendly, seat was changed and was told choosing a seat online was only a courtesy, could not rent entertainment on the aircraft but was never told it had to be done at the gate, airplane seat did not recline. The worst flight I have been on in a long time."

Cons: "Food wasn't very good. But it was great to at least be offered something and the chips were awesome"

Pros: "The crew was very professional but friendly."
Cons: "Any entertainment except the Hawaii channel involved renting an iPad for $15. 5 hours with no free inflight movie is too long."

Cons: "It would have been nice to have a gluten free option for the meal."

Cons: "The other passengers"

Pros: "Very nice and professional staff."
Cons: "Movies/Television programs somewhat pricey. Legroom a little tight, but I am 6'2" tall!"

Pros: "Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly"
Cons: "Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great."

Pros: "I slept for 12 of the 15 hours so? Food was good!"
Cons: "More leg room."

Pros: "Excellent seat comfort & entertainment options. Food was average."
Cons: "No vegetarian meal options"

Pros: "Pillow and blanket made the trip much for comfortable"

Pros: "The service and the meals and snacks- American airlines do not provide any of those things anymore, Qantas did domestically as well as on our international flight."
Cons: "Seat room on the international flight - became uncomfortable after over 17 hours and could not afford upgrade to business or 1st class."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Leg room is tight in economy"

Pros: "Crew was excellent! Very friendly and attentive - entertainment selection was great and the plane stayed nice and cool which is really helpful for a 15hr flight - no one needs 300 sweaty people for 15 its."
Cons: "That we were required to check our overhead bag because it weighed more than 15lbs. Meanwhile as we boarded nearly every passenger had an overhead bag that most certainly weighed more than 15lbs. Not sure what was going on there...also the seats are a little tight when reclined. Once the seat in front of me reclined back I had my knees in the back of the chair the entire flight and I am not a particularly tall person- made for a pretty uncomfortable 15hrs."

Pros: "I love Qantas in general. I paid for exit row seats and it's worth the extra money."
Cons: "Food was ok but I've had better in Qantas."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Comfortable flight. I sat on a window seat this time and it was really roomy. I was in disbelief how more roomy it is compared to an aisle seat."
Cons: "2hr delay leaving LAX"

Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, comfy seats, quiet sleeping time"
Cons: "Some of the head phone connection did not work"

Cons: "The flight boarded 30 mins after it said it would on the boarding pass, and then was delayed further by an ill passenger. We ended up leaving about 60-90 minutes late."

Pros: "They still serve free food and beverages, even on cross country flights. There were plenty of movie choices to keep us occupied."

Pros: "Qantas was half the price of what I had paid for last year on United. Overall the price was great for I had paid for. The staffs were friendly. They let the passengers move around because there were plenty of seats."
Cons: "I didn't like how they didn't give us notification of how far out we were to landing. I end up going to the restroom a few outs. The flight attendant kept knocking on the door. Obviously, I cannot stop what I am doing to go out."

Pros: "Should have put me on one of the Qantas flights that left sooner, no explanation, no compensation."

Pros: "The staff takes very good care of you"
Cons: "The seats are getting closer to each other and you knees touch the next seat. Also the seats are only reclining a few inches.For an international trip it's hard on your back and to be comfortable. Meals are only ok."

Cons: "Sold as Qantas. In fact it is Jetstar. No food, no drinks, no entertainment. Qantas personal unfriendly when we went to Qantas desk to check in for, what we thought was a Qantas flight."

Cons: "Was not the original scheduled flight."

Pros: "Movie selection and crew"
Cons: "The delay in lax My seat was cramped 40 C, is at a different angle and no leg room"

Pros: "The crew, the food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Flight attendants were more interested in socializing with each other than working. More interested in talking about what they were going to do in NY. They were not neatly dressed as compared to others Quantas crew members on other flights, before our meal was served they were eating rolls before serving us. Changing flights was a mess, getting your bags, going though customs, picking up bags and having to go so far in the airport to go check in again was disorganized. Food was not good, fish was fishy, worst meal in three weeks of traveling off and on plans in and out of AU."

Pros: "Dark and quiet for sleeping"
Cons: "After first few hours sound did not work on entertainment system. That was very disappointing for my husband who needed some serious veg-out time at the start of his much earned vacation."

Pros: "Nicest flight attendants I've seen! Their service is phenomenal and they truly care about your experience. Food and entertainment are great as well."
Cons: "Seats were incredibly cramped, very little legroom for such a long flight."

Cons: "Seats did not fully recline in business class"

Pros: "Flying business class on quantas is awesome"

Pros: "Lots of different entertainment choices."
Cons: "The headphones didn't work very well and the sound kept going off"

Pros: "Great crew on the flight. As usual the QANTAS crew and plane were excellent."

Pros: "Attendants were congenial, though not much visible between meals..."
Cons: "My window seat was further from window than normal so could not lean against it to sleep. My overhead light was not positioned properly, so did not help much. It was centered between me and person beside, so while she slept and I wanted to use, I couldn't. Also had to push against connection plugging earphones in to make work. It was a constant effort and made hand sore. And even at best the sound was poor."

Pros: "The food was absolutely incredible for such a short and domestic flight. The in-flight entertainment app was also amazing."

Pros: "Reasonably comfortable economy seating, great crew"
Cons: "Food was ordinary."

Pros: "Their assistance with w/c , food & staff being so helpful! Thanks Qantas!"

Pros: "drinks offered"
Cons: "I could not sit together with my 2 sons. There were empty seats on the plane. No free food."

Pros: "Friendliness and punctuality"
Cons: "Not enough room. More head reclining"

Pros: "The crew was very attentive and quite friendly about it as well. They were called to the row near me with five kids many times and always appeared with a smile."
Cons: "The headphone jack didn't work, its a long trip to not have consistent sound from the entertainment system. There were open seats in my row so I switched to another. Also one of my two checked bags didn't make it and I didn't get it until the next day"

Pros: "Lady who checked us in in LA was great."
Cons: "On-board crew may have been the worst ever and I've done that flight for YEARS. They only get grumpier, bossier, ruder and less helpful each time. Oh for another airline that flies direct LAX > MEL!!!"

Pros: "There were probably 4 current, full-length movies I could have watched. Lots of selection, content. Lovely engaging flight attendants."

Pros: "Boarding was quick on-time, and organized and we landed early in Sydney. We were lucky to have an extra economy seat for our 14 hour flight. Needless to say, we were comfortable throughout the entire time. The flight attendants were extremely friendly and happy. I loved how they closed the entire cabin down (windows closed and lights off) so that we could all sleep. All in all it was a very pleasant flight. We'll definitely fly Qantas again."
Cons: "The food was very average, but we don't count on good food in economy, so we weren't disappointed. My entertainment mechanism wasn't working correctly and I was unable to access TV or movies for most of the flight but it looked like everyone else was enjoying their entertainment."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I showed up 1 hour and 20 minutes before my flight. An American agent told me I had to go to the kiosk. The kiosk told me I had to go to the counter. An American agent said I had plenty of time to check a bag, beingnup until 45 minutes before and would not help me. When I got to the counter, it was 1 hour before and they said I was too late to check my bag and since I had a bag, they would not give me a boarding pass. They were awful to me and so unhelpful. I will never use this airline or a sister airline again."

Pros: "The boarding was fine. The entertainment options were very good."
Cons: "The check-in desk didn't open until 2.5 hours before the flight. We had a long layover and waited forever to check in. No one was at the desk. The LA airport has no good food options before security and no good areas to wait. Awful experience. The food was also not good at all. Very tasteless."

Pros: "entertainment system was excellent, very up to date. broad selection of movies and TV shows, good selection of music as well."
Cons: "seats were abysmal for a 15hr flight. These are similar to the intolerable seats and spacing for domestic (US) flights on legacy carriers (although, American is now radically changing seat dimensions and comfort on the 737-800). For a 6hr flight, it is not tolerable. For a 15hr non-stop flight, it is punishing. The Quantas A380-200 is no longer a new plane. The seat hardware is tired, lumpy, stiff, back-breaking. This could be improved by more space per seat, but it is not. I am 6'3" (189cm) and not at all fat (75kg), but the amount of seating space was tight. Again, this is an inconvenience for a short flight, and absolutely punishing on a long, 15hr, flight. It was not a cheap flight, and surely some updated seats can be put in, with fewer rows. By contrast, I flew back to US on Air New Zealand, and was entirely comfortable on a 12hr leg on very modern and spacious seats in the lowest economy class seat, on a 777 plane for a much cheaper fare."

Cons: "After waiting more than 5 hours with boarding and disembarking twice before the plane left, the plane was old without any entertainment. There was no food and the drink options were limited. For a 5 hour flight, it was miserable!"

Pros: "It was the first time I have flown internationally and not gone through immigration when leaving the US. So was fast. The transfer on the bus was good."
Cons: "Qantas needs some better salty snacks to nibble on, those soy crackers are like cat food. The transfer on the bus was not well marked or communicated to passengers. we were lucky to stumble onto it"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "The fact that I was able to get on the flight on standby."
Cons: "I was informed that I had a seat on the plane and when I got ready to board the plane I was informed that there was a problem with my ticket. I was call back out of the line and the booking agent was having a conversation with someone and said that I was in the standby list two times and did they want to allow me on the plane. Nevertheless, they made the decision to allow me to board the plane."

Pros: "Smooth and very organized."
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "The flight was early into Brisbane! The attendants were friendly and helpful and the food was good."

Pros: "I checked in late in Charlotte and they reassign my seats. I asked if there were any seat that would give me more leg room and was told the plane was full. They I was asked if I wanted to move to a window seat, which would have given me less leg room. Then I was asked to show my passport after I was in my seat. I was not provided with any explanation."
Cons: "Nothing. I would strongly recommend the crew gets training coaching f I would strongly recommend the crew get some training on cultural diverse."

Pros: "The food and comfort was as good as can be for a 16 hour flight."
Cons: "At first I had booked seats close together for the three members of my family. They then changed 2 out of 3 seats and put us all over the plane, stuck between others. The lady behind the desk refused to do anything about it to get us together saying that seats weren't guaranteed unless we paid an extra $25 at the time. QANTAS has done this to me several times, I book seats and then they change them. Luckily I overheard another ticket agent help a family that had the same thing done to them. She was able to move my families seats and get us together even though the first lady insisted the flight was full and there was no chance of that happening."

Pros: "the crew were very attentive to your every need."
Cons: "I took the economy seats and they are not as comfortable for a long flight .. if you can afford the difference upgrade for a long flight."

Pros: "Delta is doing a great job keeping everything calm and clean during this pandemic!"

Pros: "It’s been awhile Since I’ve flown delta and omg they truly blow every other domestic airline out of the water hands down. And I’m flying basic economy. Impressed. Bravo Delta"

Cons: "Longest boarding process I’ve ever experienced. Stuck on the ramp for 10-15 mins. Before they allowed general boarding for the second flight in a row, they announced no overhead storage space was left available and forced everyone to check bags at the gate."

Cons: "Nothing, really. Airlines unfortunately can’t make people patient or polite, & I can’t afford a private jet, so I’ll have to settle for an eye roll or twelve."

Pros: "Great seat and always on time."

Cons: "Bag drop agent was not helpful."

Pros: "Average flight. Crew was polite."
Cons: "On time performance. Barely made my connecton, because of flight delay. Seems like only 1 in 5 flights are on time according to flightaware.com."

Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."

Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "My screen wasn’t working. It would have been great if it was."

Pros: "Good crew, kind and hard working staff. It is so nice to have inflight messaging and that was a pleasant surprise that made the flight go quickly."
Cons: "I found the delta app to be less user friendly than the United one. I wish the in flight entertainment were in the Delta app versus downloading yet another app."

Pros: "The crew was good. Now fast but good."
Cons: "The food was pretty basic."

Cons: "Taxied at ORD for 45 minutes waiting for a gate to vacate."

Cons: "It was all good ✈️"

Pros: "Good communication about weather and delay"
Cons: "No delay. Consider dropping the $75 standby fee."

Pros: "The flight attendant from IAD to MSP called Bernadette was wonderful!"

Cons: "Everything was excellent."

Pros: "Boarding was swift and cabin crew where attentive. Baggage drop was swift and luggage arrived quickly. Global entry at ATL was swift."
Cons: "delta security in the UK is an absolute farce. The security screening at LHR was long and understaffed"

Cons: "Seat assignment at gate and it changed 3 times to Accommodate others."

Pros: "Boarding, flight, landing"
Cons: "Baggage claim was unmanned Ground transportation was awful Delta & all Harrisburg staff was not responsive, for example w/baggage unmanned a sign said "go to ticket counter" when I got to ticket counter Delta agent didn't notice me in Sky Priority line for 5 minutes because she was texting on her personal cellphone."

Pros: "The flight was fine. I don’t do 5 stars ever since they started pushing the limits on seating. I also have a problem with the wide swing in prices for the same flight but know that is marketing."
Cons: "Seating is too crowded for anyone to be truly comfortable"

Cons: "Noise in cabin unable to sleep"

Pros: "Plane was on time."
Cons: "My seat assignment was in the last row of the plan when the plane was not full"

Pros: "The flight entertainment and crew were great. They had a lot of the latest movies available to watch, though I'm not sure you'd be able to watch if you didn't have your own headphones (I did). The crew were friendly and helpful. I got a cold cup of coffee when it should have been hot, and they corrected it immediately."
Cons: "They charge you for everything: sitting in an aisle or window seat ($15); checking one piece of luggage ($25); for food, even on a five hour flight, save for complementary snacks like a granola bar or pretzels. I paid $11 for a tiny sandwich (it fit in the palm of my already small hands). I will definitely get good at the airport next time. It may be just as expensive, but at least it will be filling."

Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend . Flight departed and arrived on time."

Pros: "The flight was great. The crew was great. The plane was great. I would highly recommend Delta over every other airline for travel within the USA."
Cons: "The airport in Minneapolis is ridiculous. If you get a short lay-over, then hope you did your sprint training. I avoid this airport as much as possible. Had no choice with this flight."

Pros: "The service was impeccable as always"

Pros: "Customer service was great"

Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"

Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"

Pros: "Really helpful staff, clean plane, attentive and easy boardiing"
Cons: "The check in was a bit confusing at the airport."

Pros: "Loved the customer service & movie options"
Cons: "The flight only had snacks for free; wish sandwiches would be given for lunch"

Pros: "We were treated very well and it was a short, sweet flight. Nothing to complain about."

Cons: "The crew could have been more friendly"

Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"

Cons: "My flight got cancelled without letting me know in advance I was in the airport and spent me hours to switch a flight I ended up arriving at a different airport and need to spend more money for über"

Cons: "Plane was sat broken at gate and needed part to be flown in. 150 minutes delayed. Not acceptable."

Pros: "fast efficient and directions are pretty clear tons of delicious food available at PDX to bring plane was comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "long lines through security"

Cons: "We sat near the back of the plane and it was terribly noisy. You couldn barely converse with your seat partner or the flight attendant. These seats should be discounted."

Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."

Pros: "The flight left on time and landed earlier than anticipated"
Cons: "The seats were narrow and very upright"

Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Plane was late"

Pros: "On time. Funny pilot"

Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and had a lot of space to move around"
Cons: "The gentleman indicating on the loud speakers what zones will be loading first was very rude."

Pros: "The courtesy of the staff and the seats in the "delta comfort" section."
Cons: "Too many interruptions. i'm not sure if there is a way but there should be a way to only serve only those who are requesting service."

Cons: "long wait and delayed flight"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly"

Pros: "Pretty much nothing"
Cons: "Delta. They just hate their passengers"

Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."

Pros: "This doesn't really have to do with Delta Airlines however it does affect my experience. I had a very rude TSA agent speak to me na very degrading tone prior to boarding the plane. This experience affected my travel experience with Delta. I realize this person is not a Delta employee however the rudeness that I experienced affected my travel experience."

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