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Average price round-trip

$659(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$305or less

Good deal one-way

$201or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
China Airlines
Overall score based on 3,707 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Couldn't get the seat we requested, Airlines still use dial up Credit card machine to process, unable to process C.C payment after using 3 different C.C Crew instead blamed me and ask me to use ATM to get Cash !"

Pros: "Smooth and easy"
Cons: "Check in location not clear in the beginning."

Cons: "It is just a long flight and the middle economy seats are what they are."

Pros: "Great check-in with Weimao, if I remember right. Got through security fairly quickly. Boarding was fine, a long way to the back . . ."
Cons: "The worst earphones I’ve ever used. They fell out at least 100 times while trying to watch Dumbo. There seemed to be reasonably good programming, but I wasn’t going to continue with those earphones. My ears were sore after trying many ways to get them to stay in my ears."

Pros: "The airplane is clean all the time."

Pros: "The crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "I wish seat is more comfortable and I wish updated movies."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The ability to select a special meal ahead of time. Meal selection out of the US was better than coming from oversea into the US."
Cons: "Seating can always be made more comfortable."

Cons: "Waiting forceherlchsir at Taipei and boarding plane took all of the 1.5 hour layover. Not very organized."

Pros: "The movies and food"
Cons: "I was seated at the exit seats next to the wall. I feel the seat was more small there. My body hurt so much."

Pros: "The air line reported 2 of my luggages as delayed and I still have not heard news on my 3rd missing luggage"
Cons: "How can u loose a luggage"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible experience. 3 hours on tarmac, no hotel, lost a night of sleep. Booked with United and am waiting to hear back from Kayak for my refund. Kayak did not impress me at all either, very poor communication. Still no email acknowledging the refund. Please contact me so this can be resolved and I can stop stressing. Email is best since I have another flight."

Pros: "Everything was on time."
Cons: "Seatbelt was too short"

Pros: "The food they served was very good."

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

Pros: "Entertainment device is updated and good"
Cons: "Staff at SFO was a little bit loud and mean when they asked the customers to line up—like in zone 1/2 boarding process."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and attentive. Wide range of entertainment to choose from."
Cons: "Boarding was done half the plane each, so I stood in line waiting to board for a long time. I also had the middle seat, which was uncomfortable for sleeping. I would upgrade for a window seat next time. There were only meat options for the food, and no main courses for vegetarians."

Pros: "I like the boarding because they went by zone. I also like the food and drink that was provided."
Cons: "I didn't like the restroom it was too small to go number 2 in."

Pros: "traveling with a child on long haul CI's family couch is the top choice."
Cons: "none."

Pros: "Flight is on time. Crew team is polite and smiling. Boarding is smooth."
Cons: "Food is so so. As always , there is many carry on items in Asia flights and not enough space to put."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Everything was bad! The seat were too tight , the aisle were narrow and no service from the flight attendant!"

Pros: "Friendly Movies"

Cons: "Appreciate blankets and pillows provided as well as complimentary wine"

Cons: "Seats are bad"

Cons: "They waited for another flight to come in I think because they could not sell enough seats so they doubled up one of their flights and made us wait for 12 hours very sad miss my connecting flight and further flights and friends at destination turned into a horrible experience but on my way home now hopefully it won't be so bad going hole"

Pros: "Very friendly and helpful flight attendants!"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for the meals... No snacks available for in-flight purchases... No menu of beverages available..."

Pros: "Clean plane. Nice staff. I appreciated the extra leg room."
Cons: "I order an Indian vegetarian meal. No salt, no taste. So I didn't eat much on the plane"

Pros: "Good staff, new planes, polite and efficient"

Pros: "better food"

Pros: "Lovely gracious Staff."
Cons: "One negative employee. Not so comfortable seat on new plane."

Cons: "Food Crew"

Pros: "Nice crew"

Pros: "over all good"
Cons: "all good"

Pros: "i like their food ."

Cons: "$115 fee per surf board"

Pros: "If you're seated on a row with collapsible monitor that stows like a tray as opposed to a monitor on the back of the seat in front of you, then you must end your entertainment or whatever movie you're watching earlier as the plane descends. The other monitors are played right up until the plane comes to a complete stop."
Cons: "My luggage was unlocked but the combination was locked when it landed; therefore I couldn't open the luggage."

Pros: "Enough legroom & space in economy"

Pros: "Special meal options. Thank you"
Cons: "My meal should have been Hindu/vegan, but was Indian/carnivorous. More visits from crew with water would have helped avoid dehydration."

Pros: "No issues, no delays, food and services on par."

Pros: "Was okay. I was able to sleep."
Cons: "The food was so-so, but I had low expectations since I am a westerner and my pallet maybe different."

Cons: "Delayed one hour ..."

Cons: "Airline somehow cancelled our spot on the flight without us knowing, only found out when we were doing the checkin at the airport. What followed was an hour and half of international phone calls to try to sort this mess out. Ended up with us having to go to an airport an hour away to catch another flight so we don't miss our trip. Terrible terrible experience and stressful."

Cons: "Boarding at SFO was confusing since attendance gave wrong information so that we kept sitting to wait for our turn. And it ended up kind of disordering. Airline needs to improve this small process while customers waited for so long to board."

Cons: "I could barely fit into the seats since they were so small. Made the long flight even more uniquecomfortable."

Cons: "Food and seats were mediocre at best. Two of the flight attendants that we had the displeasure to experience appeared irritated and when asked for a glass of water we had to wait 30 minutes (after asking three times). On top of that, once we arrived to Tokyo they lost our luggage. We kept phoning the Tokyo desk, but then the airline went on strike and our calls were left unanswered. Japan Airlines, which handles all baggage for all carriers in and out of Narita couldn't do anything either. When they were finally operational I phoned again for two more days with no offer of compensation for additional clothing that we had to buy. Finally on the 7th day they indicated they found the luggage and it never left SF!"

Pros: "business class cabin was one of the best I've been in. excellent seats and entertainment"
Cons: "business class lounge in SFO needs a lot of work."

Pros: "Service, Seat, food, and movies."
Cons: "having to get up and ask for more beverages"

Pros: "The crew very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food needs a little bit of variety"

Pros: "I loved the food service and good customer service overall"
Cons: "Hard to fall asleep but I'm sure it's like that on every flight"

Pros: "Great service and clean."

Cons: "Seats itself not really ok, neighbor any size gonna touch you every time. Crew not ready to do anything with passengers with little kids, only my headset helped me survive. So I could sleep because of this issue only 1 hour for 12 hours flight. Good luck. As second issue doesn’t happen too often"

Pros: "Crew was attentive and nice. Timeliness of meals and service was nice. Boarding process was efficient."
Cons: "First time I’ve traveled that I may have preferred an economy ticket instead of my premium economy seat. It was like sitting in a rock hard shell. Seat does not recline but rather slides forward slouching you down and hurting your back the second you move the seat, let alone 11 hours of sitting."

Cons: "My flight was 5 hours late. They lost my bag with expensive stuff."

Cons: "Seats were very close to each other"

Pros: "Flight was smooth and on time. Food was tasty and plentiful. Amenities were clean."

Pros: "Decent movie options I gues?"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else. Old and uncomfortable looking plane, bad air conditioning, unhelpful staff"

Pros: "uneventful flight, good movie selection. Crew was polite and thorough."
Cons: "Very crowded. Sears are so close together. . doctors recommend getting up periodically and walking around to improve circulation. Nearly impossible with such narrow aisles and people with legs and belongings sprawled in the bulkheads. The flight attendant seemed surprised and confused when u told I"

Pros: "Crew, and food was great"
Cons: "Delayed toooooo long"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "The seats was not comfortable"

Pros: "?"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seating. Only saving grace was I had two seats to myself. Not sure I would have kept my sanity and feelibgbib my legs if I had to share."

Cons: "Slight delay in departure"

Cons: "They hold me with no reason until I was late from my connecting flight. They made me pay taxes for alcohol that I purchased from duty free. Charge me $300 for next available flight. Horrible!!!"

Cons: "Attitude of the personnel"

Pros: "Economy travelers provided with 2 hot meals, earplugs, mask, blanket, slippers, pillow. Bathrooms have toothbrush/toothpaste. Wonderful experience all around."

Cons: "This time food wasn’t organized well, because in the menu was two dishes, beef stroganoff or some fish, when came our turn to choose, we didn’t have choice, because only the fish was left. Second time was fish(again) and chicken, and also the salad was made from fish too... this time we got lucky, there was a choice because the serving started from our side. The chicken wasn’t good though, And still it is too much fish, and it didn’t taste good. I can compare , because I had other Aeroflot flights, and the food was really good, compare to this one."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "booking this flight was a nightmare. after several calls i was told i can upgrade to a seat with more legroom in economy plus at the airport counter for 12 Euros. it then turned out it cost me $80 for just one leg of the trip, and it wasn't economy plus, but a very narrow seat in an exit row right next to a toilet. The phone customer service was rude, unprofessional, and uninformed."

Pros: "Sleeping mask and earplugs were provided"
Cons: "Food is edible, but doesn't taste good. Limited vegetarian options"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and food was pretty good, even got an ice cream!!!"
Cons: "I can never sleep on a plane and TV wasnt working :( It worked for the safety video, but stopped right after... for the whole duration of the flight... its hard to stay entertained on 12.5 hours flight... i only had one game on my phone... it felt like 48 hours... hopefully it doesn't happen on the way back"

Pros: "Plenty of food, meals and snacks. Plenty of new movies to watch."

Cons: "The crew had no smile, neither a hospitable attitude. The food in the second meal seemed stale. I did not finish the meal for fear of getting sick. The entertainment system was the slowest I have ever used in my life. The glass holder for my seat was broken. It took me 7-8 times calling assistance that someone finally came, which took at least 40 minutes. And last but not the least there was water dripping on the passenger next to me."

Pros: "This was my grandma's flight, and she said it was good (as usual she doesn't complain and is positive)!"

Cons: "I haven't flown Aeroflot since early 1990s. Will not fly it again. Boarding was a mess. Then sat on the plane for almost 2 hours. Don't even try their food. Legroom in economy worse than on US flights. Touchscreen didn't work. And, they left ALL the luggage in LAX. Spent 4 hours in SVO filling out papers for the lost/delayed luggage."

Pros: "I met an English speaking Russian that is trying to help me out."
Cons: "My gear bag is missing. It never arrived on my flight."

Pros: "Food was nice plus vine"

Pros: "The crew was super friendly and super helpful! Which was awesome since I don't travel internationally too much! But when I was running late for my connection due to a delay they made sure I made my flight on time. If only my Carry on bag would have made it too (it cannot run as fast as me through the airport). But overall, incredible experience!"
Cons: "The was okay (for airplane food it was pretty good), then my tv broke halfway through the flight so the last 6 hours were a little longer. But still an incredible time!"

Pros: "Aeroflot is an amazing airline - the people, food, seats...I highly recommend it. We flew Business Class and Economy and both exceeded our expectations and the quality of other airlines."

Pros: "Flight attendants was great! I would give them A+ customer service and big props for their patience."
Cons: "Everything was great! I wish there was more A/C and more space in the sitting row"

Pros: "Very quick boarding, painless check in."
Cons: "Sat in plane an hour before take off, as well as an hour late."

Cons: "The entertainment system is slow and old and get stuck all the time. The food is not good, dry bread. Crew is not very helpful or nice."

Cons: "food was not good"

Cons: "Boarded 1.5 hrs late for no apparent reason... nothing was stated for why we kept waiting"

Cons: "It was delayed and very tiring"

Pros: "every movie you can think of is available, meals and drinks provided"
Cons: "small seats, not a lot of room"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and plenty of movie options"
Cons: "It was too hot on board"

Pros: "the entertainment."
Cons: "four of my flights with this airline were delayed causing me problems and wasting my time. Will not fly this airline again"

Pros: "It was a nice surprise that the most inexpensive flight to Warsaw happened to be pretty awesome!"
Cons: "The organization of the boarding process was a bit confusing and disorganized. They also ran out of beef and chicken options for our section of the plane, but made an exception for one lady who complained A LOT."

Cons: "I was not able to cancel or freeze the flight, so I missed it."

Pros: "Great job"

Cons: "The food was terrible and they lost our luggage. One suitcase that was not lost came completely broken."

Pros: "I flew in the business class cabin direct non-stop Los Angeles -> Moscow Russia. It was a pretty normal business class experience, nothing too special, but nothing lacking. Mostly I slept for 9 hours in the fully lay flat business class seats and they left me alone."
Cons: "While serving dinner, the flight attendants acted REALLY stressed out, as if what they were doing was super ultra important that they get it right or they would be fired (or taken out back and shot). It was a strange vibe. I mean, we're all trapped in the air for an 11 hour flight, it isn't like I have an important meeting to attend in 5 minutes. :-) The flight attendants should smile, say hello, be professional but relaxed!!"

Pros: "The seats were nice and the service was ample."
Cons: "The headphone jack didn't allow for regular headphones and the provided ones were very uncomfortable."

Pros: "The dessert with dinner was the best part."
Cons: "The food was hard to swallow and I was not offered enough drinks or beer/wine."

Pros: "I absolutely enjoyed everything about my flight from LA to Moscow. The plane was very nice, the food was good, and there were multiple drink services. I appreciated the slippers and eye mask at every seat. The in-flight video system worked well and had lots to choose from. I especially enjoyed watching subtitled Russian movies to get a taste of the culture."

Pros: "Good, efficient flight and route from LAX to RIX. Crew was very hospitable."
Cons: "Entertainment systems were a little slow and the food is smaller portions, so if you're an eater it is recommended to take lots of extra snacks."

Pros: "I enjoyed the services of Aeroflot!"

Cons: "entertainment ..."

Pros: "there was enoughn room for the legs stewardess were kind"
Cons: "The fish i ate cod was not very fresh to my taste; but otherwise good food thank you The entertainment was hard for me to access"

Pros: "They've gotten their boarding act toget"

Pros: "Quick simple and quality service!"

Pros: "Great crew, on time, could get a good nights sleep"

Pros: "The crew and service were welcoming, caring and attentive"
Cons: "Many people bring the own headphones these days, but I didn't and provided phones were so-so, volume on touch screen was jumpy too,"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. The food was good"

Pros: "meal"

Cons: "The flight was late to Helsinki and we missed our connecting flight to Barcelona that was also on Finnair. I was given a hotel voucher to a nice hotel with a complimentary dinner voucher. The dinner was a buffet that was limited and less than mediocre. A chicken option was not even provided, no soup"

Pros: "Flight as such was good and smooth"
Cons: "Better food, but nowadays unless you fly on business or first you are doomed and cramped beyond belief, any improvement comes at a price"

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "Check in was extremely slow and we almost missed our flight. No explanation given and didn’t make sense because there wasn’t a long line. Then one piece of luggage did not make it onto our flight."

Pros: "The choice of entertainment is huge"
Cons: "The fisical conditions are terrible. Seats so narrow and rows are so close, that you practically pooched into your neighbors, those that behind don't let you to recline your seat as then your seat is in their face. It looks like American Airlines hopes to exchange your reality with virtuality, but our bodies that we are for some reason taking with us on that itinerary - suffer."

Pros: "Express customs and immigration for connective flights with individual passes!"
Cons: "Total disaster. Back up lines at AA JFK . Staff at a loss, equipment ? Shortage of bins, no supervisors , ... deliberate chatting and slowing down upon manually going through majority of carry on."

Pros: "The shortest flight time between NYC and St. Petersburg Russia. Good connecting time, smooth transition in Helsinki."
Cons: "I have never used this airline before and as it was highly rated, I was glad to give it a try. The seats were crammed together very tightly, even for me, a short person! So, the flight was uncomfortable. Then the food was poor. The selection of films was uninspired. The service was indifferent, disinterested, ungenerous. There was something meager, miserly in the whole experience. They are obviously maximizing profits at the expense of the customer, who seems totally disregarded. I would not choose this airline again!"

Pros: "Fantastic service staff food and beverages"
Cons: "Just slightly hard when laying down on the seat to sleep"

Pros: "Hot towels distributed before meal."
Cons: "Sitting behind me plus the seat across from that in center was an adult with two children going to summer camp in US. There were 40 kids and several counselors on this flight. These two kids were much younger (4 or 5yrs) than any others going to camp. One of the kids could not sit still. The adult behind me sometimes held her in her lap which resulted in pushing on my seatback. While in her own seat the child did not have her seat belt on. Eventually the girl began using her arm rests on either side of the aisle to swing herself. I finally mentioned this and the lack of seat belt fastening to F.A. who said "They're from Latvia. These Eastern Europeans don't think about things the way you and I do." The child was blocking the aisle at times and the F.A. did nothing."

Pros: "The food was surprisingly pretty good"
Cons: "It was an old plane (A330-300). The seats are not very comfy, not much leg-room, and not very stable (i.e., when others are getting up in front or behind you)"

Pros: "leg room, service, movie selection"
Cons: "the arm rests don't go up, the food was weird. It's nice that they served two meals but both of my vegetarian option meals were cold and unidentifiable."

Cons: "I don't live in Riga and had pick up scheduled in Rigas airport to take me home to Telsiai, Lithuania. Because flight was delayed and I had to fly to Talin and then to RigaI I arrived at 10pm plus took me another 30min to figure out what happened with my luggage. I am still in Riga waiting for the morning to schedule another ride home. Very long , inconvenient trip ;-("

Pros: "Great crew and service"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Not only no space to get comfortable but the seats themselves are not comfortable. We had better constructed seats on the hopper from Edinburgh to London. It is unconscionable that long flights are so uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Drinks were for an additional charge"

Cons: "Another upgrade charge, no extra leg room but a seat "near the front" (row 8). NO entertainment system. Only food service was on-board bistro, which sadly I slept through because I was exhausted from getting absolutely no sleep on their crummy transatlantic flight... There are no 'zeroes' to give, so can only give a 1 star poor rating on food, entertainment and comfort. Crew, again, tried in the face of a crummy airline."

Pros: "This was a very good and on time flight from London to Helsinki. The exit row had lots of legroom."

Pros: "Slow boarding no order. Plus delayed flight for no reason"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I was surprised with an amount of drinks and food provided.Everything was delicious, and we were very hungry so imagine our happy faces. The crew was professional in all ways.Flight was smooth and comfortable-applause for the pilots!"

Pros: "The crew made the entertainment free because of the delay. They were very hard working to make things right."
Cons: "Plane was late at Fenver and Heathrow and into Geneva. Plane seating was uncomfortable for such a long flight. This is an airline issue not specifically BA/Finnair."

Pros: "The accommodations made me feel like I was in first class!"
Cons: "The screaming child behind me ):"

Pros: "Food was provided when the flight was delayed for 2 1/2 hours. I also really liked the text update from kayak about the delay. The airline did not keep me updated but kayak did."
Cons: "The delay when it was already a 6 hour flight. I also was not able to reserve a seat because I had booked through kayak and not with the airline. Finally of the most irritating of all annoyance was that there was no movie. This was an international flight and there was no entertainment. I will never fly American Airlines again."

Pros: "The crew were lovely, as were the people checking us in at the airport!"
Cons: "We waited 3 hours to fix a water problem on the tarmack and were seated in the middle of a large group of school kids. Would have been happier without those 2 elements."

Cons: "One of the crew members was rude."

Cons: "I sat in the window seat. Trying to get out of the row is very difficult. The arm rests do not rise high enough to get around without needing to climb over them."

Pros: "Nothing!!"

Pros: "Food on into fight inedible..No Food on domestic. Charge for everything."

Pros: "Pretty quick to get on board, entertainment was great, seat comfort was good., wifi and prices were stupidly over priced and slow.,"
Cons: "American Airlines as usual has overly priced non-working wifi on a 10.5 hour trip.. He food was ok at best.."

Pros: "Loved the flight attendance!! They were friendly, witty and flexible."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Wonderful service from the crew, especially given that we were traveling with a toddler and an infant on such a long flight. Everything went smoothly."

Pros: "Great airline. Food great comfortable seats."

Pros: "Flight was 2 hours late taking off. Completely ruined plans we had made for our first day in London"

Pros: "For economy it felt roomier than other flights I have taken recently. Enjoyed the food the movies and the cabin staff."

Pros: "The flight attendants actually seemed to enjoy their jobs, they all were very nice and smiled not like other airlines where the attendants are very stiff and anything you ask for seemed to annoy them. Drinks sizes more generous than most airlines."
Cons: "a long flight from lax to lhr needs more snacks and refreshments"

Pros: "Travelled on B A Air Bus. I found it to be comfortable compared to previous flights operated by other airlines. Crew was excellent Overall it was a very good experience."
Cons: "The food - well it's airline food - ok but nothing exceptional."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Loading was like a cattle car. Drinks were slow to be offered. No drinks until after food was served more than one hour into the flight. No one ever seemed to check if I needed anything. When I did, there was no call-button. Seats were from the 90's and VERY narrow. I would NEVER pay for First/Business class on Finnair again. It was very poor."

Pros: "As always, BA did an excellent job with my evening flight from JFK to LHR. They were prompt, efficient and very helpful and although my flight was quite full, we left on time and had no issues in the air. I was very pleased with their service and especially as I paid such a low fare through Finn Air, I can't complain. This was a great option to utilise, rather than paying BA's more expensive fares. I would definitely go through this way again."

Cons: "15 hours before the flight, I was locked out from the website to check in and secure seats. I then called British airways to do so and after 15 min of the agent trying to get seats, she told me that there was a shutdown and no passengers were able to do so and everyone had to book seats at airport. When I got to Heathrow, the agent told me that was not true and everyone was able to book online.. Misleading!"

Cons: "When I arrived to board my flight I was highly unsatisfied with the excessive charges I received for my luggage that was overweight (only by 7 pounds). I was not only charged an additional $100 for my second checked bag, but I was also charged $200 for the extra weight. As a college student traveling abroad for 6 months, I did not expect to be bombarded with these fees at the beginning of my journey. Due to this experience, I would like to have been notified ahead of time of the expected charges as it made me uneasy before a long flight."

Pros: "For once the seats have enough space. Airlines think we are cattle and that they can pack as much as possible every airplane. For once I was glad to have a confortable experience."

Pros: "Nice one"
Cons: "Nice one"

Cons: "First of all, though this was booked as a Finnair flight, Finnair was never part of the process after the booking. We rec'd an email from Kayak saying we could check in 36 hrs early - not so. Even at the 24 hr mark, we were unable to check in via Finnair - had to go to British Airways. Finnair was not represented at either airport - British Airways. On the return, British Airways canceled our flight (2 hrs before takeoff), and we could not get a non-stop flight home. This meant that we had to change terminals, retrieve our bags at the layover, recheck, etc. which of course, added 3 hrs to the original length of the trip. Where's our compensation? We paid for a round trip non-stop flight."

Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Both the British Airways attendant who check me in in Chicago, and the British Airways attendant who checked me in in London, were not paying attention to my final destination and did not mark my luggage for my final destination."

Cons: "Long wait after boarding waiting for bus. Bus out to plane. After boarding, horrible stench of fuel fumes inside plane. Probably very unhealthy and carcinogenic."

Pros: "Is old aircraft. Few tv in all the airplane. My system didn't work"
Cons: "I will not fly again with this American airline"

Pros: "I loved the flight it was o. Time the flight crew was great"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "The boarding process was expedient and the food was ok and standard for these flights."
Cons: "I travel at least 1 week a month either to Europe, South America or across the United States. The Airplaine was extremely old and looked like it was not refurbished at all since the 90's. Unlike basically every other airline (including airlines from the developing world) the plane did not have a personal entertainment system which is rather vexing considering the flight is so long. The decoration of the plane looked old and worn. The crew were more interested in getting the job done quickly than properly."

Pros: "The flight was fantastic. It wasn't a full flight so I was moved to an exit row for more leg space. All the crew was very nice except for one lady. They distributed water often which was nice. You get options for dinner and breakfast."
Cons: "My problems began after landing. I booked a flight from LAX to Amsterdam, with a layover at Heathrow. When I originally checked in, they didn't send my things all the way through to my final destination. I had to exit the airport at Heathrow to retrieve my bag and go back through security, while trying to make my connecting flight."

Pros: "the seat are comfortable. Flight stewards are responding to anything I need but on the downside, lavatories are clogged most of the time ( maybe because too many are using it.) Another issue is the travelers card, the letters are printed too small that seniors like me can't read it inspite of the fact that I'm wearing my eyeglasses."

Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."

Pros: "Crew was very good. The food was better than most."
Cons: "The toilets should be checked for cleanliness more often, and supplies replenished."

Pros: "no flight yet"
Cons: "of course"

Pros: "Nice crew, direct flight to LAX."
Cons: "Philippines Airlines has two things it could improve on: one is the food, which is probably the worst of any airline I’ve flown on in recent years. But the thing that is most problematic is that it is not a member of any alliance. I live in Manila, but only for a year or two, so would be nice for those miles to be transferable. If PAL didn’t have the only direct flight from Manila to LAX, I would avoid the airline altogether for long international flights."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Baggage delayed for days"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The ride..."

Cons: "Didn’t like the portion in Manila airport where they take away your passport! I understand you don’t have a say in that but maybe giving customers clear instructions or expectations would help"

Cons: "Clean the rest room and fix the lavatory"

Cons: "Got food poisoning from the potato salad, as did other Americans who were on our same flight"

Cons: "I have wheel chair and the crew of PAL is ignore it they dont like the same with Asiana and Korean Air they approuching us..."

Pros: "The crew was helpful and patient. Toilets were always clean."
Cons: "Beer was not available. Sometimes the type of food was not available in the coach class."

Pros: "None!!!!!!! Because i pay for my seat assignment and they give me the wrong seat and they say no refunds because they cannot allocate the seat assignment that i bought."
Cons: "They have should have a refund policy and they should have hire more profesional when in comes to customer service."

Pros: "not any games to play on the behind seat screen, it helps to pass the time..."
Cons: "The food was just ok,,,,could have been better.."

Pros: "Crew was nice and helpful. Seats were decent for economy."
Cons: "Charging outlets for non phone devices."

Pros: "The food was great and so was the entertainment."
Cons: "The service was overall very good, but the attendants would come drop off the food and then not come back to pick up the trash for an hour or so at times. Other than this, I would recommend"

Cons: "The amount of time waiting for our luggage to come out. There was a good 15 mins of nothing"

Pros: "Food is better than most economy boarding and friendly cabin crew service."
Cons: "The tv screens and navigation feels dated, and earphones are a bit combersome. Probably got an older plane though."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Stop trying to be cute with boarding procedures. It adds more frustration as it is."

Cons: "The gate was too far"

Pros: "I observed that the crew were doing there very best to help with the passengers and their concerns. I also saw that they were on top with regards to cleanliness especially the lavatories. I also like how they treat each and everyone with respect especially the older people that we are with."
Cons: "PAL - Plane Always Late! it seems that this meaning to the acronym sticks really good with our flag carrier. I was observing and trying to get some information on what is happening or reason for our delayed flight but to no avail. The captain's explanation makes no sense. With a 3 hour delay, I knew and felt that It would not be a great ride because right from the very start it already started wrong. I was already stressed out from the very beginning even though i saw in the cabin crew's effort and super great service towards especially to our older passengers their dedication and passion to serve. I was really looking forward to this flight but I guess this was one of those days that all you could do is close your eyes and stretch your patience. One other bad experience was getting on Terminal 1. Great improvement but it could be still better. Can't connect to Wifi (its asking me my number on the US when I did not sign up for roaming and for sure will not be able to get the code that they will send on my number) Last year was better, just log on and boom! Impressively lightning wifi speed connection. No questions or log ins and you can safely assure and text your relatives waiting patiently outside that you are there waiting. I just wished we went to Terminal 2 instead. But I guessed it will also be the same because everything started on a bad start with that 3hour delay. They were lucky most of the passengers were excited to be home and sleeping!"

Pros: "Crew was very professional and was quick to address any needs of the customers"
Cons: "Better choice of foods"

Pros: "The treatment by the crew makes you feel like you’re home. Attendants were nice and helpful. Responsive."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed due to Korean air that was scheduled at 11:30, but our boarding was at 11:20. Then the bags took so long to get to the carousel. Other flights like the Qatar Air has bags waiting for the passengers. The SFO flight’s bags also were serviced better."

Pros: "Little less food."

Pros: "Flight took off early landed early"
Cons: "The seats obviously and the nead trolley dolly was quite rude she spoke about me to another passenger like i wasnt tgere"

Pros: "Landing was perfect"

Pros: "Lots of delayed flight"

Pros: "I liked that the lady at the front desk turned us away and we weren’t able to board our flight due to not having a passport that extended out six months to expiration."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I booked my flights months in advance and would have done this adjustment with Our ample time and not one person informed us about our passports from kayak or Philippine Airlines. It was disgusting that I had to lose my flight and not even receive any kind of courtesy from them or you as far as even a partial refund or any kind of acknowledgement. We just booked other flights without your product. Terrible experience. i am just appalled at the kind of service kayak offers."

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "No entertainment at all. This particular Philippine Airlines flight (PR113) from Los Angeles to Manila of July 7, 2018 did not have TV monitors, not even a USB port. Yes, they were iPads to hand around but it was not enough for everybody. Yes, we have cellphones but without a USB port, how do we recharge our phones? Sure we have power banks -- but why would we use it up on entertainment when we will definitely need it to communicate once we get to Manila? For a short flight, fine. However, for a long haul flight of 13 hours or so? Have mercy!!!!!"

Pros: "We were led to board the aircraft early but ended up sitting inside the plane for half an hour past our scheduled departure time to await boarding of other passengers connecting from other flights."
Cons: "Long wait time inside the aircraft past the scheduled departure time to await other passengers connecting from other flights."

Pros: "Comfort and entertainment system"
Cons: "To late to board passengers,"

Cons: "Traveling with kids we paid the higher price for a supposely non-stop flight (other better airlines were cheaper with 1 stop). In reality, it made a refueling stop in Guam. This was not disclosed when we bought the tickets. We got an email the morning of the flight telling us the arrival was delayed by one hour still nothing about a stop. We found out when we were checking in at the airport. Then, while stop on Guam, we got email saying the flight is 2 hours late! WTF"

Pros: "Entertainment and the crew was really good"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. Took over an hour and a half to just board the plane. Could have been done better. Left almost 50 minutes late because of boarding"

Pros: "3 meals. Super kind beautiful attendedTs"
Cons: "Nailed in the els How by serving cart while dead asleep!"

Pros: "The only thing I like is the straight flight of otherwise food was ok"

Pros: "Other than a crew member that was quite rude all else was ok"
Cons: "Flight attendant was quite rude and snippy... all other crew members were just fine"

Pros: "Crews with good service but just notice they treat us different by giving drinks etc my seat mates she gave a full can of drinks and yet mine was like a sample cup. Comfort is not good really especially for long hrs of flight. But it’s expected for economy class. Also my baggage took so long. I would still fly with PAL it’s non stop and the feel of Filipinos are nice to experience"
Cons: "The food it’s was terrible sorry. I was expecting a good food from our Homeland and yet they were serving some foreign menu I flew with PAL because I was expecting to have a good meal for a long trip and the crew was giving me a small amount of drinks while my seat mates was having a full can I knownits a small thing I just need to understand why?"

Cons: "Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Could be improved."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible customer service, took weeks to issue a refund after cancelling a flight completely without being able to present a reasonable solution or new flight. Had to rebook with another company and pay another $300 to do so. Philippines Air was unwilling to work with us or help us."

Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Delayed flight"

Pros: "I've always enjoyed the service I receive on Asian carriers. Last night was the first time I have experienced PAL. I had read some not so good reviews so I was skeptical and canceled my first booking. After looking at other options, I discovered PAL's direct flight from Los Angeles to Manila was the best option so I took a chance. From the moment I check in at the ticket counter in Los Angeles until we landed in Manila, I received exceptional service, tasty food and a clean environment. I have flown several Asian air carriers and have had great experiences on them all. PAL delivered the same experience I have come to love when traveling to Asia. I will definitely fly them again."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was not having discovered PAL before"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "My son didn't receive any goodies at all on our way to Cebu but coming back to LA, he received Madagascar coloring book with crayons, headset, and a stuff toy. Over all it was excellent."

Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "There was only entertainment on your phone or iPad"

Cons: "Kayak sent me an email with wrong Terminal. It said in Terminal B. But there's no Terminal B. They are Terminal 1, 2, 3. So my pick up by my relatives was delayed by 1.5 hours looking for the terminal in the email. I had a headache due to hunger and stress ."

Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"

Cons: "Departure was delayed by more than 1 hour"

Pros: "Earlier arrival in MNL on the return flight than expected. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Delay in flight from MNL to LAX but not really that much of an issue considering traffic in LAX on a Friday night. Online check-in was not working for the return flight to MNL on Dec 30. Was a little too strict on the check-in luggage. Should consider total weight rather than per luggage piece."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Original flight was cancelled for 'operational reasons' - was put on next day flight instead. Repeatedly called Philippine Airlines customer service to ask about them providing overnight hotel accommodation given the new flight time, but was either told to call back later, that they had entered the wrong date for the request for hotel accommodation - in the end received no reply at all!! Worst airline customer service experience ever!"

Pros: "the flight is an hour in advance!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, so I bought a ticket back with Cathay Pacific."

Cons: "The attendants could have been more hospitable"

Cons: "Should enforce limits on carry on items which causes boarding delays and inconveniences. Some people with large personal items and backpacks and carry on take multiple storage spaces in overhead bins."

Cons: "2,5 hours delayed. Econ seats are tiny with zero legroom."

Pros: "Fair space"
Cons: "Head steward with an attitude"

Cons: "Boarding at LAX was a bit difficult as sound system in that area of the terminal was muddy."

Pros: "Not much, plane was full and felt like a sardine even after paying extra for more room"
Cons: "Air Canada is trying to grab every nickel it can wring out of flyers"

Pros: "Ease of flying right from and to home"

Pros: "Windows"
Cons: "Mostly everything"

Cons: "Plane delayed 1 hour and a half. No compensation."

Cons: "Zone 5 boarding even after I had pre checked in online."

Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Almost no"

Cons: "delayes again....."

Pros: "That they give you ear phones"
Cons: "Delay 1 hour"

Pros: "good services ."

Cons: "evry thimg on time"

Cons: "No TV"

Cons: "Arrived 1 hr 15 min late."

Cons: "Baggage hasn't arrived after 45 minutes"

Cons: "Your worst nightmare. Lost my luggage and 24 hours can't even tell me where it is. Complete incompetence."

Cons: "The landing"

Pros: "New and"
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours delayed and no one apologize and explain the reason for the delay expected Arriving time is not consistence between the board And thecwent"

Pros: "Overall I enjoyed the movies provided. In the three week span I had a lot of the movie choices overlapped. However, I found that there were many options provided that allowed me to find movies I had not seen yet even though they were not released within the past 3-5 years."
Cons: "I felt like I was constantly being bumped sitting in the aisle seat. I also was not a fan of the breakfast options."

Pros: "We were already delayed by alot"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "1. Boarding arrangement was very poor. 2. No zone number on our boarding passes. Although we were seated in seats 22,23, we were automatically pushed to zone 5 and forced to board last. 3. My wife and I were assigned two middle seats in two separate rows. 4. We were forced to check in our cabin baggage saying that there was lack of overhead space, but when we boarded among last passengers, there were a number of empty overhead bins. We could easily have saved 45 minutes in Toronto airport without having to wait for our bags."

Pros: "Quick fast and no bother"
Cons: "Nothing at all."

Cons: "Losing my bag, someone took it by mistake, but all turned out well."

Cons: "-"

Cons: "Delayed as usual for AC"

Pros: "Grear"

Cons: "I paid to upgrade seating and on other airlines you get priority boarding and can store your bag in the overhead bin. Not the case with air canada...not great customer experience compared to delta or united."

Cons: "Lavatories didn't flash properly. No tap water"

Pros: "On time boarding and take-off, polite and helpful flight attendants, arrived on time with all my luggage. What else could you ask for!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Your service was good."
Cons: "The outcome was not. They would not allow me to board the plane b/c I didn't have a valid passport. I grew up in Canada & over the years have crossed the border in both directions & never needed a passport. Could you be more diligent in letting people know this."

Pros: "Made it in one piece without lost luggage"
Cons: "4+ hour flight, no complimentary snacks, seating felt cramped,~45 minute delay in departure and docking, infotainment center broken"

Pros: "Yes, I like it"
Cons: "We could not book for large group, so we have to separate"

Pros: "Modern plane, space, good service"
Cons: "The pasta was not good and the piece of sugary bread for breakfast was also not good."

Pros: "It was average with everything."

Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "Breat"

Cons: "Child behind me kicking seat entire time!!!"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "service staff were nice"
Cons: "didn't like that bags cost USD25 extra. USD10 should be the cost."

Pros: "It was good!"

Pros: "I got a larger than normal seat,"
Cons: "The idiots lost my luggage, and it took two full days and about 20 phone calls to get it back."

Cons: "the egg sandwich had a really bad sauce on it."

Pros: "Never flown "air canada", was a bit apprehensive. But I was very much happy & pleasantly surprised!"

Cons: "The plane was up and down twice when it landfall."

Pros: "On time, excellent flight."
Cons: "There was only a very limited choice of movies to select from."

Pros: "One of the stewardess is really cute and she speaks French"
Cons: "The cabinet temperature is ridiculously low and they only offer a thin blanket"

Pros: "The boarding ran smoothly and the employees were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "On this flight you had to have an iPad or iPhone to enjoy the entertainment, and I had neither."

Cons: "No movies"

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