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— Europe
Feb 17 — Feb 241
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1 adult
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February

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December

Cheapest flight

$222

Average price round-trip

$639

Good deal round-trip

$224

Good deal one-way

$160
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7.9
DeltaOverall score based on 30290 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.8Comfort
8.5Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.5Food
Airline reviews

Old plane. Zero leg room. Dour staff. Turn lighting on repeatedly on redeye - spend half the time making useless announcements. Impossible to sleep even if you were in 1st class.

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Old plane. Zero leg room. Dour staff. Turn lighting on repeatedly on redeye - spend half the time making useless announcements. Impossible to sleep even if you were in 1st class.

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Delightful experience except at SFO checkin."
Pros: "A box was under my feet, not sure what it was. A part of plane! ATL - EZE uncomfortable Crew great in spite of ongoing turbulence!"
Cons: "Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!"
Cons: "The entire time there was a clogged bathroom smell coming in waves. The crew was forgetful of requests. Not a pleasant flight."
Pros: "Check in person was very helpful in rerouting our flight."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 3-1/2 hours. The gate crew booked us in another flight but did not issue a ticket, so after transferring to another terminal, we were sent back to the Delta terminal to be issued a ticket to a third airline since we already missed the second flight. Then, they lost our luggage"
Pros: "I liked the crew."
Cons: "I didn’t appreciate the women at the boarding counter. She had a very bad attitude and was not approachable."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More water offered by crew"
Cons: "The fact the the toilette was kitty cornered in the mid cabin bathroom is a joke on modern society."
Cons: "Better food and more water."
Cons: "Crew could be on time for work so the flights aren’t delayed"
Pros: "The Delta crew was great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, for unkown reasons."
Cons: "Boarding was like a cattle call....my headrest was broken so couldn’t sleep upright but face down....seemed like a plane that large would have more bathrooms"
Cons: "The sits are uncomfortable"
Pros: "No delays..arrived early"
Cons: "Restrooms were dirty"
Pros: "Nice employees and service"
Cons: "Seat room"
Pros: "Nice Airbus plane. Due to thunderstorm in Dallas, pilot not able to leave DAL to come to fly the plane in LAX on time. We delayed around 45 minutes. Otherwise, crews were professional and efficient. Excellent movies choices."
Cons: "Boarding announcement in SFO was bad. No one can hear what the agent announced. Random sequence of boarding with confusion. In LAX, we supposed to go to a different terminal by a bus. There is no guidance out of gate to assist passengers that transfer to get on the right gate on the right bus. In AUS, there is not any announcement for luggage belt. An announcement would be helpful to new arrivals to this airport."
Pros: "Cheese plate"
Cons: "TheyCharge me $25 for my bag and I’m at Delta sky Miles older plus the American Express platinum card holder it’s supposed to not be charged"
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "The plane was hot"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and hoped to make up for the pilot’s negligence."
Cons: "Boarding was weird with a lack of overhead bins and then the pilot was inconsistent with updates to safety issues. We were delayed by an hour and twenty mins and then had to wait on the tarmac for another plane to leave the gate. Feels like I wasted two hours in limbo."
Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "The waiting area at gate 47 is a joke. Doesn't anyone care that it was filthy and had 10 seats for passenger waiting to board their flight?"
Pros: "The crew was very professional, hejpful and had good attitude towards the passengers. This made the flight easy and enjoyable."
Cons: "Call center tried moving us to later flight that was also delayed by 3 hrs despite telling us it was on time. Fortunately a gate agent moved us back to orig flight"
Pros: "I like Delta but this crew had such a shi**y attitude it was contagious. Yikes!"
Cons: "The gate staff and the flight staff. Rude"
Pros: "Call back service was best part."
Cons: "Booked ticket through venture card points. This meant that the email address and phone number to contact us in the event of changes was mediocre information. I was informed from Tripit that the flight was delayed, not by Delta. Reservation personnel took logical course of action to find new flight for connection that we could make because of delayed initial flight. I would recommend that they first see if there is an earlier initial flight that the customer could make, then look at finding later connecting flights. We found out about delay 8 hours prior, so we had plenty of time to get to the airport earlier. Total delay required me to take additional day off of work."
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Attendant probably trying to be funny"
Pros: "Sky Lounge at SFO and onboard entertainment"
Pros: "Once aboard, flight went without a hitch and flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "The inflight entertainment options need to be expanded - I've run out of movies that I want to watch!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment. Large overhead compartments. Clean."
Cons: "The temperature in the plane was too hot and made for a very uncomfortable flight. The individual air conditioner spewed out hot air. My kids and I took off as much clothing as possible and still remained hot. We were putting ice on our wrist to try to cool down! I sat with my hand against the window to capture some cool air. We were in Row 37. I am not sure if we were in a hot seat or if the other passengers experienced the same."
Pros: "The flight left anfd arrived on time"
Cons: "We were in "prefered". still the seats were very tight with little leg room. I am a 150 lb guy and cannot imaginer the discomfort of a large person."
Pros: "Flight schedule and the various flight options with regardss to the number of departure and return flights."
Cons: "Delta flight crew complacency and the lack of on board options. I flew first class and the food options were very limited. The crew also seem to have the attitude as though the passengers should be automatically understanding and satisfied. This was mostly on the return flight, an all male crew."
Pros: "On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane."
Cons: "Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust."
Pros: "They say us together (we had seats apart -- even though it stated our children are 4 & 1). They gave them wings and each an extra little snack. I felt they were supportive of us."
Cons: "Paying to check our bags!! We were forced to... too much stuff traveling with kids. It sucked to have to pay $50 when Alaska airlines saw we were struggling, they checked our carry one for free to ease our time in the airport!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"
Pros: "Everything about the flight was great. We boarded and took off on time. I have no complaints."
Cons: "My seat wouldn't recline at all. I think it was broken. Not the end of the world, but a bit of a bummer as it was an overnight flight."
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze and the staff at Delta was nice and courteous along with being clear for boarding zone instructions. Haven't had a problem yet with Delta! Also the pilot was great at landing so it was not as jerky as some flights I have been on."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner."
Cons: "Seats still cramped."
Pros: "The new Delta planes have great leg room for tall people even in coach."
Pros: "Delta was smart with boarding early once they realized everyone had cleared security. Flight took off on-time and arrived early. The crew was excellent and exuded energy although it was the end of the day."
Cons: "I ordered a special asian vegetarian meal and it was just plain horrible. I had to settle for the cookie. It's nice that they serve a complimentary meal on the red eye flight but the quality of the food was bad. Entertainment options were also limited although they had some recent box office entries from last year. The leg room also wasn't great but that's expected in economy I guess."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Flight very smooth.Just after landing,luggage pick up wait too long,almost after one hour later."
Pros: "Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!"
Cons: "I tried to get a seat and it was so hard, i couldn't do an online check in and once at the airport, no one could help me."
Cons: "Boarding took too long - full plane and double seat booking changed 10 minutes early estimate to 20 minutes late"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The delta comport seats were not comfort seats were hardly comfortable and the leg room wasn't worth paying for."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary."
Cons: "half-broken screen, couldn't access anything on the left side"
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Yes"
Pros: "The seat wasn’t working properly"
Pros: "Free alcohol"
Cons: "They overbooked the flight after I called to verify this didn't happen. The night crew in LAX (11/22) were rude, unhelpful and bad people. If I were a manager I would have fired everyone. I will never use Avianca again"
Pros: "Overall trip was ok"
Cons: "Lady guiding people to register luggage was rude"
Pros: "decent comfort on board"
Cons: "both flights delayed, some rude crew, and Avianca lost my luggage when I got to Medellin"
Pros: "Good schedule"
Pros: "Crew was great and friendly. The red-eye flight was half empty so I had a row to myself to sleep."
Cons: "I called two weeks before the flight to confirm my specific sport gear baggage fees (surfboard bag). They confirmed it would be $100 each way on Avianca. When I arrived, surprise, they said it’s busy season so now it’s $150 each way. Felt like they scam people when you have no choice at checkin."
Pros: "Great crew, organized, smooth flight, the team was awesome with my kids on our red eye, which made for such a better trip."
Cons: "No breakfast in the AM. I didn't mind because I wanted the time to sleep anyway, but we got there early"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "The issue I had was with a flight delay, our flight was delayed by 2 hours, we had no time to make connecting flight in BOG, I cant physically run, missed my flight, gate was too far away, voucher was invalid, BOG took my water, only alcohol in BOG, little to no water, so avoid or get dehydrated!"
Pros: "Comfortable aircraft!"
Cons: "Food can be better, very long lines at the airport."
Pros: "The crew was accommodating"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and they changed my flight 3 times"
Pros: "Pretty much everything was great!"
Cons: "We got there to check our bags about 90 min before check in bc we were trying to avoid the chaos of rush hour time at LAX but avanica wouldn’t take our bags that early so we had to drag them around and wait till there’s were plenty of other people in line. This all could of been avoided and easier."
Pros: "service, great plane, always on time. With Avianca you cannot go wrong. if you find a Delay is usually not because of them"
Pros: "service, great plane, always on time. With Avianca you cannot go wrong. if you find a Delay is usually not because of them"
Cons: "Seats are to small and food was overall not to par"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Service was a little off"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Having to leave airport after waiting hours for a repair"
Pros: "Crew were super friendly, helpful & spoke both Spanish & English. In flight entertainment touch screens didn’t work properly. Therefore I couldn’t use behind & the customer behind me kept pushing my chair, in an attempt to get her touch screen to work"
Cons: "Touch screen entertainment"
Pros: "Good entertainment and food."
Cons: "The flight was quite delayed, and also had to wait a while once landed. Not much leg space."
Cons: "Very poor traffic prevented us to get to the airport very early but we had checked in prior with boarding passes and assigned seats 45 minutes before the flight was to take off. The people at the counter refused to let us board saying we had to be there one hour before the flight because it would take them half an hour to check in the luggage. In the end, we had to pay an extra $600 to rebook another flight to leave a week later."
Cons: "A rating of one start is too much for this airline. Avianca caused me to miss my flight in LAX, refused to help me reach my ultimate destination for which I paid them hundreds of dollars to do, nor did they offer to credit my losses for which they were responsible. Customer Service was as useless as the individuals in person that I dealt with. I never made it to my destination because I was forced to return home to San Francisco, unable to see my wife-to-be in Brasil. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "Checkin staff very helpful and quick boarding. Infligjt staff polite and professional"
Cons: "No much leg roon."
Cons: "Because the lady take aur bagagge the bascula is doesnt work she was very rud but we go to the other lady the bagagge was correct because we know is okey because we check at home in the airport too so agter that yhey know the bascula is bas and she don say sorry end enyrhing for the bad time she was lake I dont care so that happen"
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "It took forever to turn off the head light"
Pros: "The flight was on time and comfortable"
Cons: "Waiting for immigration purposes, due to crowed area"
Pros: "The tv"
Cons: "They changed our flight at the last minute and didn’t ask - just did it. Screwed our schedules up"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. They cancelled my original flight and gave me 2 stops. When I tried to call customer service, I waited in the phone for 5 hrs and no one ever picked up. I gave up my seat as they asked and they told me I would get an aisle seat, instead I got a middle seat and they said they can’t change it back."
Pros: "Everything went fine until I got to Bogota and had to pick up my suitcases... they were to end in Cali"
Cons: "Having to change my flights from the bigining... the reason why I buy my tickets a months in advance is so I can have what I want and ask for... so changing from a direct flight from LAC to CLO and the. Having to have 3 stops want fun at all!!"
Cons: "Avianca Airlines down loaded my two check in bags in Bobota, Columbia and left them behind. Still waiting for the bags to arrive in London. Very inconvenient."
Pros: "The flight schedule"
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours lost conection to Istanbul and change the business for economy in the last fly"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and couldn't get us out for 24 hours and wouldn't accommodate us on other airlines"
Pros: "Aside from the issues below, it was a good flight."
Cons: "I was seated by an emergency exit, so i couldn't tilt my seat back. Also, everyone who walked by hit my left arm back and forth. It was very annoying. The cabin felt a bit claustrophobic."
Pros: "Very comfy. Very easy flight"
Cons: "Everything went well. More leg room would be nice"
Pros: "Boarding, plane, entertainment were very good."
Cons: "During a six hour international flight, we only saw the crew once, when they served the not very good food. Actually, bad. After that, nowhere to find something to drink or a snack. It just seemed impossible to get someone, since the back of the plane was full of people all flight."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Seats were clunky, I couldn't recline my seat during a 10 hours night flight."
Pros: "The seat (space, comfort, cleanliness) was good"
Cons: "The crew (flight attendants) need to be trained much better if Avianca hopes to be a international airline. The attendants spend too much time sitting in the back of the plane and not enough checking for excess trash, customer comfort and general visibility. During the in-flight meal I found an object that looked like a piece of a plastic tie. I gave it to the flight attendant but she appeared unconcerned and indifferent to the situation, making no apology what so ever."
Cons: "It was my sister's first flight ever. She was late to the airport (LA traffic) and then treated absolutely horribly by the agents at the desk. She ended up missing the entire trip on account of these heartless agents who refused to honor the "flat tire rule.""
Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."
Pros: "Crew So kind"
Cons: "Food was not enough"
Pros: "The crew was professional and all the amenities made up for the terrible food."
Cons: "I ordered the steak and it was so dry I could not cut into it. Salad was uninspiring. I upgraded to business class and expected more."
Pros: "Crew, food, airplane, cabin"
Cons: "Chair is not comfortable to sleep"
Cons: "El desayuno estaba un poco frio"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The check in line at the airport was way too slow. When we got to the clerk she told us that we better run to the boarding area. They full the plane with passengers going to South America and the luggage for people going to san salvador was left at LAX. That was on Monday today is Thursday and the luggage still in LA. I don't think will be using this airline again."
Pros: "Your flight was the most comfortable coach flight I have ever taken. No other airline I've taken for as long as I can remember has provided the leg room and comfort that your airline provides for coach"
Pros: "The price was awesome"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Avianca is top rate, great food, great people and excelent service. Free in flight movies and whisky, what more could you ask for?"
Pros: "Very professional service, nice people, newer airplane, plenty of entertainment options, got my luggage where it needed to go despite 2 connections."
Cons: "I was put in a seat before the exit row, meaning my chair did not recline for a 5 hour flight. In addition, the seat in front of me was at least 3-5 inches closer than any other seat on the plane. I understand there are these seats on the plane, I just wish I would have known prior or been given the option to change seats."
Pros: "Food, service and comfort"

Please return all my money u just sucks

Cons: "Food"
Pros: "Very helpful crew. Quick boarding process."
Cons: "Not much leg room, or space in seats."
Cons: "Delayed over 4 hrs, missed connecting flight as we were supposed to meet with in Frankfurt. Spent hrs getting a new itinerary, one bag never showed up in Nairobi."
Pros: "Crew was a top notch, very focused and carrying. I am loyal lufthansa fan and been flying with them with more than 20 years."
Cons: "Guys, we need to do something with these outdated business class seats, infotainment system. Omg, last century, movie selection bottom poor :( We are always playing catch up game in terms of interior. How long it took you to offer padding & decent blankets in business."
Pros: "The crew was the best"
Pros: "Convenient seats in A-380"
Cons: "Drinks were good, but food was bad"
Pros: "delay of 2hours caused by disturbed person poor crew reaction no info to other passengers"
Cons: "I travelled economy and found the seats not very enabling for big and tall folks as myself ! Other than that I highly recommend flying Lufthansa"
Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "The airplane arrived over 45 minutes late."
Pros: "The crew, the airplane, and the drinks were great."
Cons: "The food was just ok."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled by the airlines due to mechanical failure. Told us to go home and wait for email on what to do. No compensation"
Pros: "Check in was easy, flight was smooth, had good seats with legroom. Liked receiving updates on phone."
Cons: "United connection in San Francisco was over 2 hours late, didn't arrive home until 2:30AM."
Pros: "I'm 86 years old. They took me in a wheel chair past security and allowed me to preboard. The staff is very helful."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and professional. We arrived early"
Cons: "Food was disappointing as was the wine. I am not a large person but I found the business class “bed” pretty narrow and uncomfortable."
Pros: "The plane was very clean and I appreciated when the crew asked passengers have their seats in a normal upright position during meal times as there is very little space when the seats are reclined. We can hardly get out of our seats when other passengers need to go to the restrooms."
Cons: "The crew was rather cold; I got the feeling they were doing their jobs but not in a warm and customer friendly oriented way, may be because I was in Economy. I was surprised by the lack of space in economy for such a long Haul flight in an A 380."
Pros: "I liked the comfort of the seats and the spaciousness of the area allowing for standing out of the way. The service was exceptional and the food on this flight was very good. Entertainment was also very good."
Cons: "My only suggestion would be if the crew would inquire if you've ever flown either with Lufthansa or specifically business Class and just give tips if needed. Other than that, on this leg of our journey we had no complaints."
Pros: "Great crew, great flight, food and drinks was awesome"
Cons: "I don't like the fact that I can't choose my seat from earlier because I a big girl and I like to set in the emergency exist seats so I'm not crush up in the middle seat not comfortable and long flight like that lots of pain at the end of the flight"
Cons: "delayed by 1.5 hrs due to computer issue with landing grear, missed connecting flight from Munich to Stuttgart, had to wait an additional two hours in Munich to catch a later flight to Stuttgart"
Pros: "I liked the seats, the space for our legs and the crew members"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "This was an emergency trip to see my mother who was in the hospital. The flight was delayed so I had no option but to board the next day since I wouldn't be able to make it to the connecting flight in Frankfurt. They couldn't give me another connecting flight since it was all full. Because I booked my ticket only hours before my flight, they said it might not be possible to fulfil my meal request since there's a 24 hours cut off. However, now I had to cone back to the airport and take the next days flight which gave the airline more than 24 hours from my original meal request. I still did not get the meal I requested, the crew didn't know about it and didn't have any to spare. This was my first time flying Lufthansa, I probably won't try it again."
Cons: "Delayed in Munich an hour late"
Cons: "Lufthansa lost 6 of our bags and left us with no information or compensation. I sent them emails but there is no response from customer service. Costed us $500 to buy things on emergency basis for our family and they delivered the bags after 2 days. This was very unprofessional and Lufthansa has to pay for it. Can you please help. Next time we will certainly have to avoid The airline as their gate transfer in Frankfurt is horrible with very rude security staff who has no interest helping our family to board the flight on tight connection. Instead the person decided to go on his break right when we were at the X-ray screening. How rude and unthoughtful."
Cons: "I haven’t received my luggage and I have been in Mumbai for almost 3 days!!! I have to buy new clothes and plenty of toiletries, I have only had 1 phone call from the airline to tell me my bags never left SFO!!! Wtf!"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Flight left on time"
Pros: "All of it"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The entertainment was good."
Cons: "Many things. Starting from the online/mobile check in process via United airlines. I was not given any other option but to check in through the United website. On that website I was not allowed to check in for my Lufthansa flights and i was stuck with seats I did not want in my 2 long intercontinental flights. This has happened before. Lufthansa has no option to check in online if my first flight leg is united. This is a very big drawback and also the reason I would not prefer to fly Lufthansa again. United is bringing the quality down."
Pros: "Gave us snacks when flight was delayed"
Cons: "Flight was delayed Entertainment app didn't work"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and I liked that they always kept us hydrated with drinks. Before I even left on the trip I called the airlines several time with so many questions and the staff that I talked to each time were so friendly and helpful with all the questions that I had."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like is that the boarding process was different than what I was used to. I usually board by zones and this time it was more of a everyone got up at the same time and everyone rushed to the front of the lines and some people would push me out of the way to get in front. ( even though we all had assigned seating) Second thing was that I had asked for a wheelchair for my mom and I had seen one waiting outside and was about to walk up to it but another person was limping up to it and put her stuff down on it so I didn't know if it was for my mom or her. I didn't have the heart to go up and make her move if the wheelchair was for my mom so we ended up walking the whole way to customs. I felt bad for my mom afterwards because her knees ended up hurting by the time we got to customs. I would suggest holding up signs of individual names for who the wheelchair is for. Other than that everything was great"
Cons: "Was delayed in a connection and missed flight. No offer or help provided to get me and children on another flight without charging me ~$9000 for another flight. Paid out of pocket for another airline. Cannot believe the extortion and lack of service provided!"
Cons: "No special dish for kids food or atleast wasn't offered on the flight to us"
Cons: "I called the airline and paid for a specific ticket so I could have an aisle seat. They confirmed it was an aisle but Inhad 30F which is a window seat! I'll be calling Lufthansa for a refund. p"
Pros: "I really enjoyed my flight with Lufthansa. My gluten free meals were very good and the service was excellent!"
Cons: "It would be nice to be able to reserve seats ahead of time without charge"
Pros: "a good place e excellent crew"
Cons: "the plane is arrived over time and I less the fly to turin"
Pros: "I have ordered the salmon fish dinne and the fish was totally overlooked, dry and tough. I could not swallow the fish and ate the tiny bread roll only. The second was breakfast wigh tasteless scrambled egg and mushroom and spinach. Both serving sizes were really small with just one side dish of fruits. I was hungry the whole 10 hours flight."
Cons: "Changed the chef or the vendors who supplied the meals."
Pros: "Flight Attendants were Excellent. Friendly, attentive, and caring! Thank You Very Much."
Cons: "Lufthansa changed our seats, splitting up my wife and I, after confirming they were together. Thank you to the Flight Attendant who reseated us together but "you know what" to the person that screwed up the seats in the first place. Also the on-line check in process was extremely poor, maybe "bad" is a better word."
Pros: "Service was good, the airplane was good also"
Cons: "This time we experienced a strong turbulence. It would be more helpful if the crew gave updates about the situation more often, was really scary. Also, the food was not good at all...."
Cons: "The flight never took off. We had to wait 6 hours in line, and they still couldn't rebook many of us. When I was finally rebooked on a Swiss Air flight, the flight was invalid, Swiss didn't accept it. I was send to various different lines, and they didn't even understand what my problem was. Finally after spending 2 whole days at the San Francisco airport, I could take off with a 30 hour delay. The Swiss Air flight was wonderful."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding process and tarmac delays consumed the already inadequate prospective layover in Chicago."
Pros: "- crew was nice - overall flight was smooth"
Cons: "- not too unexpectedly, food was small - bring something warm to wear, as at some point temps can be real cold... - wish the boarding process was slightly more logical and have people with seats in the back of the plane go first"
Pros: "Good in-seat entertainment"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats Mediocre Food"
Cons: "1 After long stand the line when i want to check in my Luggage i got shocking news According to checkin counter lady said Flight delay more than 2hours and can be 3hours no body knows how long will be delay, she recommended me to go from San Francisco to san jose airport to get another flight. it's time Enough she said , that time about 1pm, i am lucky that i arrived SF airport 3hours in advance so that i could manage to catch up another flight at the san jose airport, i had to go san jose airport from San Francisco by Taxi and the cost was 170usd because driver says over 50mils far a way i need to pay 50% more, i have a alot import meeting in germany, meeting schedule could be mess i was really shocking, how can i get back Taxi fee usd170??? 2. regards to Crew., one Passenger was collecting his handy carry luggage at Cabinet and he forgot to close Cabinet cover after he collected and it was opened that time one flight crew passing by to final check up before landing but don't see that cabinet door open, so one of passenger talk to her to close the Cabinet door, also handy carry luggage after used the passenger should Keep Under the chair for safety but even passenger keept (put) in her beside empty seat, the Crew don't say anything, it was many people keept in next empty seat area. According to rull must keep it under seat, but crew don't say anything I was very very surprised. it's very Dangerous to everybody people may hurt , i was very Scared and nervous. 3. in the dark room passenger can't see or feels that behind them whether crew come or not (passing by or not) Crew passing by and hit passenger but without saying sorry and just go a way. it's impossible... 4. i was standing at Exit door and look at the outside but same time crew came and said to me not friendly and without smile "Excuse me" and i go a way, i saw she crew want to put something inside at dress room. what i want to say the crew could be more nice and smiley face to passenger or could be nice can be wait 5 seconds but was really the way of tone is Racist, this is what i felt, really bad."
Pros: "At a time when airlines are treating a plane like a flying bus, it's heartening to see Lufthansa's attention to detail for its customers both in terms of ontime departure, arrival and inflight hospitality is second to none."
Pros: "Latest movies few included"
Cons: "The space is so small. For 11plus hours my body could not move. I never had knee problem but they were so sore. My feet and body got extremely tight mid way in the flight. This is my first and last flight in your airlines."
Cons: "Food was lousy. I have not flown L for sometime, but the food was lousy. I don't remember it being this bad previously. They ran out of rice and chicken...and served me beef... The chicken was on the bone, instead of being off the bone...so harder to eat in small space."
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "Food was very bad"
Cons: "the monitor at my seat did not work and I could not watch any movie. Everything else was fine."
Pros: "The plane stewardesses were actually really efficient (German style). Because of being on the waiting list to get on the plane I couldn't get a seat next to my partner so they did the biggest math exercise to put us together. Props to them"
Cons: "The flight overbooked (I still don't understand this concept, since is basically selling twice the same seat, right? Is that even legal?) Also the system was down, so no check-in online = the biggest line at the airport, it took me more than 1 hour to check-in and drop my luggage, all to get there and the ground force lady (the rudest person alive) tell me that I had no seat available, that she was going to put me on the waiting list... WHAT? I bought my ticket already, waiting list? Well, to say that I highly doubt that I'll book with Lufthansa again."
Pros: "first time in the new economy plus, was a pretty good experience-- food comfort, etc."

They canceled our flights but they flew anyway.

Cons: "No internet available (2020). For the my previous flight, a month ago, was the same problem."
Pros: "The best airline ever! Super friendly crew and staff, great customer service and nice planes. Love KLM!"
Pros: "Due to business I travel allot so I deal with allot of airlines. This is by far the best airlines I have used. Excellent crew and airport staff. I don’t think words can express how satisfied I am with this airlines and airport. The nicest people and great service. Clean and modern aircraft. Going to try flying only with KLM from now on."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew from Kili to DarEsSalam was tired. A fresh crew worked from DarEsSalam to AMS and they were great."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic. The passengers in the first boarding group had to fight through the crowd because there were no boarding lanes."
Cons: "When a bought my ticket, I had asked in the office about WiFi. They told me that you have WiFi on the plane. I had checked this information on KLM.com and saw the same, that you have WiFi. This was the reason, why a chose KLM! Then I tried to connected on board but I couldn’t! WiFi was not available. Crew told me that they don’t know anything about it! I was disappointed and angry."
Pros: "KLM are our airline of choice. A great full-service carrier with impecable standards."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"
Pros: "Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable"
Pros: "Comfortable seat, great crew."
Cons: "Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment"
Cons: "Travelled business class and was ace experience"
Pros: "Slow service."
Cons: "Better communication!"
Pros: "The seat was a little uncomfortable but the crew were amazing."
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew"
Cons: "Flight 2 hours delayed, started boarding but had to wait on line 10 more minutes on boarding ramp for plane door to be opened, upon landing in Dublin had to wait on tarmac for anther 15 minutes for stairs to arrive and be connected to airplane. Then had to wait another hour for checked luggage...."
Pros: "General flight journey"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and effortless."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and had to be rerouted on United Airlines."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Service was great as usual. Food was very good and entertainment options were great so you won't have to be bored throughout the trip."
Pros: "Last year I flew Lufthansa which was my worst experience flying ever. I thought the new standard was so low I would never fly to Europe again. I had heard KLM was good but I felt this was as good as could be expected actually much better. The food was even good."
Cons: "I would have to dream something up."
Pros: "The seats seemed to have more space on this plane which was nice."
Cons: "It felt strange that the crew members completely skipped over me when serving lunch and drinks. At least something as basic as water should be given to all passengers."
Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "I paid a top price for my ticket and expect the advertised amenities to work. Upgrade or replacement for entertainment system."
Pros: "Arrived early!"
Cons: "Boarding seemed disorganized."
Pros: "Everything excellent. Comfortable seats in business."
Pros: "The boarding was easy and you didn't have to wait inline for that long"
Cons: "KLM needs to upgrade the entertainment. It was very hard to see the images on the screen. The planes that KLM uses are old and they sure need to be upgraded."
Pros: "Need better quality tvs for such a long flight and better movies There were only 4 Bollywood movies and not the latest ones either"
Pros: "We got a meal for a 1h flight only"
Cons: "No entertainment but normal for this type of flight"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Flew KLM 27 years ago and the airlines seem to be stuck in the same era. Food is poor quality... Have you recently checked the Gulf carriers."
Cons: "Unaccompanied minor flying to Lisbon overnight. Bag was lost. No real effort to assist. Bags of unaccompanied minor should be treated with priority."
Pros: "Good Experience"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "the connection flights was the worse! The gate was changed in Amsterdam 3 times! From D82 to C6 and then to C11. The distance between B82 and C was 20-30 minutes walk. No rushing was needed though, the flight was delayed for 1:30h and after we all boarded a further delay was announced. I will never fly with KLM."
Cons: "Bag was lost"
Pros: "The crew came to get me from the arrival gate to get to the departure gate since our plane was delayed. It helped to know that the airline was checking to make sure we made the flight."
Cons: "I did not get my luggage in Nairobi. The delayed flight that was the most likely reason it did not get to the connecting flight to Nairobi."
Cons: "At some point the luggage was lost. here."
Pros: "The flight was great."
Cons: "Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was very helpful.food"
Cons: "Food was not upto the mark."
Pros: "From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew."
Cons: "The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!"
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised they had a snack service on such a short flight. The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Amsterdam customs is the most disorganized I have ever seen. With the number of tourists entering the country you would think they would have done something about it. There were only 2 customs agents!! One for all passports and 1 for all passports. We were in the customs hall longer than we were in flight!"
Cons: "suitcase didn't turn up, although connection was quite tight"
Pros: "Great crew service. Among the best ever."
Cons: "Flight delayed by one hour which meant I missed by train at Southampton by 10 minutes and subsequent bus connect home. Next bus would have been 2 hours later so 45 minute walk home from train station. Didn't bother with food offering, put off by that supplied from Hannover to Schiphol."
Pros: "That we didn't crash"
Cons: "Being delayed and missing my connecting flight. No entertainment onboard (for hours and hours)."
Pros: "Flight was efficient enough and staff were friendly."
Cons: "It was delayed quite a bit and more on-time updates would have been appeciated."
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient."
Cons: "Limited movie selection. Crew seemed stressed. Gave me wrong meal and then swaped for the right one. I asked for Diet Coke and was given white wine. Food quality was not good."
Pros: "Friendliest economy class service I've ever encountered."
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"
Cons: "My flight was 5 hours late. They lost my bag with expensive stuff."
Pros: "They were very accommodating"
Cons: "Better selection of movies"
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: "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."
Pros: "Meals were served and they were good"
Cons: "Commode in restroom waa way too small. The layover in Moscow was too long."
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."
Cons: "Aeroflot detained my baggage (8 hours)"
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: "everything went smoothly"
Cons: "no wine was served even though the menu says it should be available"
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."
Pros: "good flight q"
Cons: "n/a"
Pros: "This was my grandma's flight, and she said it was good (as usual she doesn't complain and is positive)!"
Pros: "Flight went very fast, flight attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "They should fix a remote control on I.Bunin, for a passengers at 19C."
Pros: "Food was nice plus vine"
Pros: "great"
Pros: "Seats on this flight were much more comfortable."
Cons: "We sat on the runway for a very long time due to "passenger removal" - ? We did not know quite what that meant, and we were very late arriving in Istanbul."
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!"
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."
Cons: "Flight was delayed because of slow boarding process. Missed my connection as a result."
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: "Pretty smooth flight, nothing special."
Cons: "My shoulders were literally wider than the seat so they stuck out, making me constantly change positions to try not to bump the person next to me."
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"
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