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Average price round-trip

$591 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$394 or less

Good deal one-way

$202 or less

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7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,771 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The plane is very nice. One of the best plane configurations. Crew is excellent."
Cons: "Seats can be more comfortable"

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"

Pros: "The Quietness of the trip. Enough to sleep."
Cons: "There is no possibility for me ti eat. I have a sugerless diet without any aotmeel, rice, corne and other wheat. Just almendraflour is allowed and cooked vegetables and fruit and chicken and fish. I always have huge difficulties in flying intercontinental."

Pros: "Great overall experience oafter some years of absence using other major carriers"
Cons: "All bathroom downstairs, crammed stairs long long waiting , no room to wait for your turn"

Pros: "This was a fantastic flight -- the crew were very friendly and helpful, the legroom was great for "regular" economy class, and the flight was on time. The direct flight was so much nicer with young children than having connections. Would fly again any time."
Cons: "I really can't think of anything to complain about... the touch screen in my daughter's entertainment unit was a bit flaky, but that's about it."

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: "Convenient schedule, excellent service, good food, all-around positive experience."

Cons: "To be waitlisted till gate openes"

Pros: "Got me to Nuremberg"
Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Lufthansa does not honor frequent flyer statuses of any of their alliance partners in regards to seat upgrades. Being 6'4", the ability to upgrade to economy plus/premium is important on long-haul flights. Everything else about Lufthansa is excellent, but I will not book with Lufthansa for long flights anymore because of this. I'll stick with United from now on."

Pros: "The new plane entertainment features and the bigger toilet room space... but... seat space SUCKS... I'd rather have a more comfy seat than bigger toilet room space"
Cons: "The person behind me kept pushing my seat back.. guy next to me kept elbowing me. Seat space is way to small, need more room to move. I'm only 130 lbs. can hardly wonder how a bigger person can handle those tiny seat spaces. Also, those seats are so uncomfortable with the way they contour one's back. No support and very very uncomfortable, I had mid back tension pains the entire 12 hour flight."

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: "Food choices and service were excellent."
Cons: "I had bulkhead (50A) and that seat gives a little less legroom due to the wall so my feet were often resting against the wall. Plus that seat has the A/V in the armrest which is not allowed to be on during takeoff and landing, meaning I couldn't start a movie until after takeoff and I couldn't watch the flight camera during landing."

Pros: "My coach seat on the upper deck was roomy thanks to the window cubbies on the A380. The flght attendants were friendly and very helpful. The A380's upper deck is noticably quieter. I throughly enjoyed flying on the A380. The food was also the best airplane food I've had."

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: "TV service"

Pros: "We loved business class! The service was the best"

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."

Cons: "delay on boarding time-problems with the aircraft"

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."

Pros: "Everything about the flight was very nice except for the exceptionally tiny and narrow seats."
Cons: "Tiny, narrow seats."

Pros: "I liked how I was taken advantage of, knowing it will never happen again"
Cons: "After having my ticket Inadvertently canceled didn't like the lack of support in purchasing a new ticket through Luftansia's customer service agents that deals with consolidators such as Kayak. In the end I was left not be able to buy a ticket for three days after being quoted a specific price and charged about triple the rate originally quoted it initially quoted I wasted valuable time into my vacation along with an amazing amount of stress ."

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: "The crew was great, food options were solid so was entertainment"
Cons: "I purchased online usage and was charged but wasn't able to access online services at all. I asked the crew if they could refund me but they were unable to help me out. So I was charged $25 for a service I was unable to use and unfortunately I was counting on being able to use the online service for work."

Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "Food was very bad"

Pros: "With a long flight, just not enough seat or leg room for coach."
Cons: "Cramped seating."

Pros: "Crew was excellent, seats comfortable enough, tons of in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked and we nearly didn't get seats - I know this happens but it's especially aggravating and stressful for big international flights, and not worth putting your customers through the worry, IMO. We shouldn't need to worry about whether or not well get on the flight (and I'm sure some folks didn't...) when we paid so much for the tickets."

Pros: "My wife and I loved the courtesy onboard, the flight crew's attention was great."

Pros: "first time in the new economy plus, was a pretty good experience-- food comfort, etc."

Pros: "Exceptional service and quality. Flew economy but treated like first class. If I travel abroad again Lufthansa would be my number one choice."

Pros: "Efficiency, courtesy, professionalism."
Cons: "none"

Pros: "They put us in a hotel."
Cons: "I lost my trip to Venice and almost didn't make my cruise ship. Lost $300 non refundable room deposit. Nothing more than an "I'm sorry." from Lufthansa. I'll never fly them again."

Pros: "My original flight was cancelled and then my flights after kept being changed without notice to me."
Cons: "There was no space for my knees. The crew was terribly rude and pissy with all the people. There was one younger stewardess that was kind and smiled a lot, but the older woman and the men were incredibly mean to everyone."

Pros: "Crew was helpful."
Cons: "I paid for a specific seat next to my friend but we did not get seats together. There was a change in aircraft."

Pros: "Seating, Staff,"

Pros: "The wide selection of content to watch, food was good."
Cons: "45 minute flight delay due to a discrepancy with the engine."

Cons: "Would have liked smoother boarding and more live TV choices"

Cons: "Boarding system was chaotic. Not enough space for all people, so many had to stand near the boarding area, which meant those who were called to board had to push through many people. The chaos meant that is added stress to personnel trying to board people in a calm and effective manner and had to shout loud to get the right people to board at the right time. Just an overall unpleasant experience. I was glad when I finally got on the plane"

Cons: "The food was not goot at all."

Pros: "Excellent service newer plane check in was a breez entertainment on plane was some of the best we have seen in a long time overall a 5 star experience."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was very nice and accommodating."
Cons: "The bread was still cold/frozen"

Pros: "service, food, entertainment"
Cons: "seats, boarding process"

Pros: "Everything ran smoothly- no delays."
Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "Great service and entertainment. Pretty comfortable, too."
Cons: "food was so so."

Pros: "everyone was quite friendly and so helpful."

Pros: "Crew was excellent. Cabin was fine."
Cons: "My husband's audio did not work so none of the entertainment was available to him. His overhead light did not work for most of the flight until the entire system was rebooted."

Pros: "New plane, A340-600, surprisingly comfortable and spacious in Economy. Good entertainment system with plenty of movies, mix bag of new and old. 2 meal served which were okay, nothing special, but can't complain."

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: "Quick boarding and departure. Good selection of films."
Cons: "Customer service. Leg room."

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."

Pros: "They were very accommodating"
Cons: "Better selection of movies"

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

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: "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."

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."

Cons: "Luggage was lost!"

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

Cons: "The flight was mostly older Mainland Chinese people that tend to be a bit rowdy crowd. In this case so much so that they did not allow to sleep or watch a movie comfortably. Several of them stood when landing even before the plane had slowed down. I understand that these people do not know the rules but I think is responsible fo the crew to enforce the rules. I have had the same situation flying Delta and United and in both airlines every time something like this happens the crew comes to put order. This is for comfort and security of other passengers."

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."

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: "Again, the in-flight experience was pleasant. I will definitely use Aeroflot in future, and has already recommended it to my friends."
Cons: "However, the Sheremetyevo Airport could use some improvement, especially the airport space management which needs to be streamlined. First, for international transfer, a big crowd had to squeezed into a small space and wait for security check. Secondly, there are too many shops in the waiting areas, and the passengers had to compete for space and sit on stairs, while the internal air quality was quite poor which became more severe in summer. Thirdly, the toilets need a complete re-vamp. It was not a pleasant experience to use toilet."

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

Pros: "No vegetarian options. Pre-order was complicated and it didn't work as I didn't have it on board. Comfortable seats, but so clean. Not so friendly crew. Had 2 hours delay and no information on why or when we were going to departure. Overall, it was Ok. You get what you pay for it. It was a cheap flight."

Pros: "space between seats"
Cons: "food crew support"

Cons: "food was not good"

Pros: "LAX & Moscow boarding was like a confused cattle call with ratty hand held signs and zero order that I could detect. 2nd flight had Zero entertainment which was problematic as passengers behaved horribly, including singing the entire floght as if it was americas got talent. it was hell."

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: "I regularly fly between East Asia and Europe, and have taken Aeroflot almost every time for a year now. Their business class equals that of any other major European carrier. Their food and service is right on par with other European carriers. The planes are new and clean. Staff is efficient, and generally friendly. Aeroflot has a certain negative reputation but I have had very good experiences only."
Cons: "The connection is Moscow is a great break up of the long haul flight but I wish you didn't have to pass through the grumpy security people. I once had to change my flight time but I found it was very hard to reach Aeroflot by telephone. Probably best to reserve through an agency who make the changes for you."

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."

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: "Movies choice was good, some were rather new. However, control panel didn't work properly, so I had to spend significant time to make my selection work."
Cons: "Landed 30 min later than scheduled"

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: "Very comfortable flight. Good Food. Tons of entertainment. Warm, Smiling Staff."

Pros: "Quick simple and quality service!"

Cons: "They changed my seat after I checked in in LAX first time and I checked in Moscow second time My seat got changed at boarding time"

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: "Loved Finnair. Hated Justfly.com. If you own this company, you need to end up like Blockbuster or Circuit City."
Cons: "If I would have purchased my tickets from Finnair.com, I would have had a much better experience. Kayak found me a good price but purchasing the tickets through Justfly.com was the biggest mistake of my life. The trip ended up costing me $285 more than what I budgeted and there was zero customer ser"

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: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Better leg room, better food, friendlier crew. Today you only get good treatment if you pay extra for it... Something is wrong with the pay-for-good-service model most airlines follow"

Pros: "The crew was helpful and polite, food was good"
Cons: "Would have preferred to watch one comedy movie. The crazy rich Asians was on a lighter side of a movie but I had seen that one already."

Pros: "Well oiled service machine."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "Environmentally mindful with some packaging"
Cons: "There were no menu options for vegetarians on either meal. Several screens were not working, despite multiple reboot attempts."

Cons: "Arrival to destination with 7 hours delay."

Pros: "Lots of movie choices."
Cons: "Boarding was in a very tight space and I couldn't hear the gate agent on the intercom well."

Pros: "it was just okay. nothing spectacular."
Cons: "my luggage was misplaced and I didnt have it for 3 days."

Pros: "calming environment, finnish style"
Cons: "on the flight to new york i got a game sandwich. i like that. brining finnish culture to us. but on the way from new york to helsinki i got a boring bagel."

Pros: "Food on this flight was delicious."
Cons: "WiFi didn't work."

Cons: "Experience was totally let down by the airport; nothing to blame the aircraft staff though. Avoid Helsinki airport like the plague for stopovers: bad signage, woeful information how to get to the city efficiently in English. HORRIBLE experience when trying to get lost property: you got to PAY for your initial email or pay top dollar just for a stupid and aggravating phone call!!! The number of exclamation marks is not exaggerated here. You can't even ask if they even have the item in their possession. Rarely had such a bad experience at an airport, and I travel a lot for work. This alone makes me think thrice about EVER getting Finnair again. Same company that manages the airport, so I'm giving this flight a bad review."

Cons: "not enough foam in padding, cheap seat bottoms"

Pros: "Nicest plane I've been on. Boeing for life."

Pros: "IT WAS THE MOST ENJOYABLE BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT I EVER HAD. THANKS FOR THE HOSPITALTY AND SERVICE."

Pros: "They waited with connection flight."
Cons: "Looks of people waiting for us. They really hated us. Luggage made it next day. No food on board."

Cons: "No seating available at the gate. People had to sit on the floor or stand"

Pros: "Staff was friendly and accomodating. The food service for the long international flight was better than I expected."
Cons: "Movie entertainment options were not consistent from plane to plane. On the arriving flight, the plane had an impressive offering of movies and tv shows for passenger viewing during flight, however, on the return flight, there was much less available."

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: "Good movie selection, frequent water refills, boarding was quick and easy with ample overhead stowage"
Cons: "Seat recline was broken, non-adjustable headrest, older flight crew less tolerant of passenger disrespect, not quite enough bathrooms, food had my stomach in knots"

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: "great flight. Left on time. Nice crew. Ditto for food and movies"
Cons: "Sears always close together"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Small plane incredibly cramped for8 hour flight"

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: "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."

Cons: "nobody from justfly and kayak even tried to argued that I didn't missed the flight and I was one of hundreds that was in line way before flight time"

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

Pros: "Crewmembers were professional and nice!"
Cons: "Snack and meal were not so tasty, and the descending before landing was really uncomfortable."

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

Pros: "Finnair is always a pleasure and Helsinki is an attractive and well-run airport."

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."

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: "planned time of departure Fare potential for getting 5 seats so I could get a good nights sleep"
Cons: "Plane left 3 1/2 hours late due to a mysterious mechanical problem that caused them to taxi it away from the gate more than once. Relatively little communication from American whose flight it was. Scheduled departure 10 PM. Actual departure 1:30 AM I reserved a center aisle seat in a row that was completely empty a day or two before departure, hoping to get the whole row. Didn't work out. Just before we closed the doors a couple arrived at the row and took up three of the seats. Darn it. But I still got a good nights sleep. Wish there was an option to check N/A on several of the options above. I didn't speak to a crew member. I didn't eat or drink anything. I never turned on the entertainment system."

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: "it was fine"

Pros: "The flight left on time, boarding was a breeze, the food was the only good food I've had while flying ever, seating was better than I was expecting, the movie selection was vast and up to date, and we made phenomenal timing in getting to our destination"
Cons: "Checking in online was difficult - it couldn't find my booking. I was panicking three hours before I was scheduled to depart! I was instructed to go check in at the desk by the service rep on the phone, which was straightforward process, but I was half-expecting being told that my booking had been cancelled"

Cons: "Hi -- the flight was fine. A bit of turbulence and rocky but it was raining so it's understandable. The crew was nice, professional. The plan was actually delayed 1.5 hours. They sent a text message at 7:15 apparently but my phone was not on so I understand not receiving it. I also left for the airport around 7:15. I also received an email from Kayak at 7 am that said there was no delay so I didn't check to see if there would be any others. I never received an email from Kayak about the delay. I would just suggest making sure all the alerts I get are correct. I also receieved an email to check in 72 hours before the flight but it wouldn't let me on Finnair.com Maybe I was supposed to go to Open Skies. Thanks! Melodie"

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

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: "Food was better than flight to London. Boarding went well."
Cons: "Plane left almost an hour late with no explanation given. For huge plane, still cramped unless you pay loads for more room. Upgrade prices outlandish!!!"

Pros: "The plane left an hour late .... but ... in the middle of a snow storm which in normal situations would have lead to the cancellation of the flight. So ... something which normally would be a major negative view is now actually a positive comment."

Pros: "We didn't die"
Cons: "Poor air quality No leg room No room in the plane to move about or stretch Terrible food"

Cons: "My wifi was not working for the entire trip!"

Cons: "Seats on Air Canada Rouge are awful."

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The flight attendants ignored us. There was no legroom. There were no free snacks. It took forever to get our drinks."

Pros: "You got me there without problems. Even the baggage got transferred. Better if seats declined more. I would pay an extra 40 to have a more seat recline."

Cons: "Overhead bins were tiny."

Pros: "That we got back safe during a snow storm."
Cons: "The staff were not friendly. I politely tried to give two flight attendants my garbage as they were collecting and because they already passed me they looked at me and ignored me. It’s also crazy that you pay so much for a flight and then have to pay for luggage and a meal when it’s a 4-5 hour flight. Flight was delayed twice. Which I can understand due to weather."

Pros: "LITERALLY NOTHING Trashiest airline in the world"
Cons: "Customer service, boarding, check in desk, LITERALLY EVERYTHING WAS 3rd CLASS WILL NEVER FLY WITH THIS AIRLINE EVER AGAIN EVEN IF THE TICKE IS FREE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE AND I WILL TELL EVERYONE"

Pros: "The crew ensured that all my needs were met while on the flight. Truly a pleasurable experience."
Cons: "Nothing... Can't exactly shorten the distance."

Cons: "I want to seriously complain about Air Canada and Kayak booking systems. I reserved the tickets to Shanghai but there were no place reminding me that I need Canadian VISA to connect flights between two Canadian cities. I am a Chinese citizen who is working at USA and not allowed to change flights in Canada based on the newest government rules. However, in both booking systems, there is no reminders. In my opinion, either Kayak or Air Canada can add a simple checkbox to let the potential guest choose his or her nationality status, then this kind of trouble can be mitigated. We talked and called Air Canada people but no buying. They kept saying this is our responsibility. We bought United Airline tickets at the last minutes and cost us about $2,400 because we cannot wait to get back China to prepare our wedding ceremony and US Visa interview. We are very very disappointed with Air Canada and will keep complaining about this issue. As a service supplier, how cannot you think on behalf of a customer? The air company definitely knows more about government rules than a customer. We did have mistakes of not researching government rules. However, the biggest mistake was we trusted Air Canada and Kayak who we thought had taken care of those kind of issues for us. Thanks."

Cons: "Air Canada cancelled my original flight and it was difficult to reschedule. Customer service wasn't great."

Cons: "Small seating"

Cons: "Food was not good. Just filling. Crew was not polite when I asked for more water"

Pros: "Nice crew and service, I ate all the food :) lots of new movies !"
Cons: "I guess it is a good thing for the airline because the plane was full, although it was crowded to me."

Pros: "Good meals and services with beverages"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "good crew"
Cons: "light in bathroom didn't work and was so small i couldn't help my three year old go without leaving the door open"

Cons: "Boarding desk woman was really cranky. Telling passengers to remain seated unless their zone wasn’t called. On board WiFi didn’t work so no entertainment. Hate that I have to pay extra to get normal leg room. The standard seats are brutal and the paid seats not much better."

Pros: "Excellent service in business class: attentive, cordial, not intrusive."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "The Air Canada counter officer do not help me at all. She only told me to call Air Canada which I can not since the Shanghai office is close and the US number did not work. I ended up bought a new ticket with AA."

Pros: "It is always a pleasure to fly with Air Canada! The staff is always friendly and helpful and they provide great in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough bathrooms on this plane, constant line for bathroom."

Cons: "It was delayed by 24 minutes."

Pros: "Service before boarding was excellent. Checking in as long as the boarding time was efficient and fast. In flight service was okay, flight crew was helpful and friendly. The selection of entertainment was excellent. Good international films, in addition to the monocles 24 hours radio station. However, the food was mediocre, there was not enough food for a flight of 11 hours."
Cons: "I didn't like the amount and selection of food."

Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "Most uncomfortable flight I can remember in last couple years. My knees were squeezed into the seat in front, and when they reclined, the seat was like 1.5 cellphone lengths from my face. The particular route from SD to Toronto squeezes 15 more seats on this popular plane, making it the least knee room I can remember. I wouldnt say Air Canada has less legroom as a generalization, but this route and plane assigned has the least. I guess if you're taller, do a little research on the planes for your routes. No actual wi-fi was kind of annoying. You can access some content, but no real internet connection."

Pros: "The ciabatta buns served with the regular meals, looked lovely, as did the regular meat meals. Unfortunately, I ordered the Hindu Vegetarian meal."
Cons: "Usually the Hindu Vegetarian meals are quite nice, but these ones were not. I have eaten a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern food, and I could not identify what this was supposed to be. The basmati rice had the consistency of oatmeal. The first meal was tasteless and the second meal had too much hot spice, but still no flavour. The bread they gave with the meal was tiny and tasteless compared to the lovely ciabatta rolls served with the regular meals."

Pros: "We were eventually given meal vouchers. We also ended up staying an extra night on their coin since we had to miss our connecting flight.We were treated fairly but slowly. We would have had an eight hour transit in Vancouver but with the new flights there was one hour connection. With the replacement flight also late our luggage did not make it and we were not informed until we reached Australia."
Cons: "There were little babies and young children waiting with their parents to board this flight. Would have liked more consideration for them but the little ones all behaved so well! Updates were slow and then we had to pick up our luggage and wait in an area where there were no seats so we had to sit on the hard floor (or stand) for a long time."

Pros: "The process was ridiculous to get booked for a flight that morrow and get to hotel"

Cons: "Lost suitcase"

Cons: "my language has been lost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Friendly attendants made up for the defective entertainment system."

Pros: "Smooth, great crew"
Cons: "Nothing, it was great"

Pros: "May not fly Air Canada again!!!"

Pros: "On-time and quick boarding."
Cons: "Not enough leg room - similar to most airlines."

Pros: "No delay. The plane came half an hour early which is ok. There was no complimentary food but drinks were offered. It would have been nice if peanuts/cookies/chips were offered. There was no entertainment so the rating was 1star. Emails were sent to inform us of changes in schedule and also to check in on line. Leg room is good as we can stretch our legs (I guess you can say that we are not that tall) we wish to travel again with Air Canada in the future."

Pros: "The experience on the flight from san diego to Toronto was excellent from curb side there all the way to baggage claim in Toronto. The service by ground staff on both sides was excellent, The staff on board was helpful, efficient and very polite. In flight Entertainment was good too, unlike on the way to San Diego when the choice was so limited it was not worth my time to use it."

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "No leg room, no snack for a 5+ hour flight, a bit messy, no entertainment, not too comfortable"

Pros: "The crew was especially friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Economy seating is no longer designed to fit any passenger who is even slightly above average height."

Pros: "Friendly airport and flight attendants. Ease of checkin."

Cons: "Our connection in Toronto was toooooooo short for seniors 70 years old."

Pros: "Econamy class allows 2 piece of bag."
Cons: "I only have one bag. My bag is weighted 57 lb and charged me CA$100.00. They should have averaged 2 bags' weight and I should not have charged CA$100.00. I think the service is poor."

Cons: "When you roll up on clerk at the check-in counter and she's already eyeing your carry-on bag you know you're gonna have a problem. My bag was purchased a month ago and I made sure it met all major airline specs so when she immediately told me I'd have to check it, I told her it would fit no problem in her little mold. She insisted that it would not and I'd have to PAY to check it. I picked it up and easily popped it into the mould but my zipper snagged on the way in and she said that I was not allowed to "force" it in. I then easily lifted it in and out twice without the zipper snagging. Then she insisted that I weigh it. 22lbs is not much at all so I figured I might get caught here but to my surprise I was only at 23lbs. So she immediately said I would have to pay because I was over weight.... BY 1 LB! So I opened my bag and took out bag of carrots and put it back on the scale. She was so pissed that she couldn't charge me anything that she never made eye contact for the rest of the process. She then said that because I had my cat with me I could not sit in the row I had booked because it was an exit row. I insisted that it was not an exit row as I had just flown on the plane four days earlier with my cat in the same seat. She refused and moved me to a row with less leg room despite my having paid for the upgraded seat (I'm 6'4"). Upon boarding, I confirmed with the flight attendant that my original row was NOT an exit row. It was behind the exit row and there are no restrictions for that. One terrible staff member is all it takes to ruin a flight. Air Canada Rouge also happens to be a soda can with wings so that doesn't help."

Pros: "The entertainment was good and the crew was efficient. Getting on and off the plane was smooth."
Cons: "I couldn't believe how little room there was for such a long flight! There wasn't enough room for me to reach my bag that was on the ground even when the seat in front of me wasn't reclined. And the people next to me kept jabbing me with their elbows because three grown adults simply could not sit next to one another in such a small space. I'm a small person so if I feel crammed on a flight I have no idea how the average person can tolerate it!"

Pros: "The crew are very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats are very small with little legroom. My husband is 6"1 and sat in a middle seat. His knees were jammed into the seat in front of him. Full flight so he could not be reseated. There is no entertainment system which was ok since it was a red eye flight. I've have flown on many local and international carriers and the space on this aircraft was amongst the smallest I've come across."

Cons: "Delayed 20 minutes"

Cons: "The flight attendants were inconsiderate of the wishes and comfort of the passengers. Food and drink were offered for sale in tourist class shortly after takeoff in the morning. Since I had just had breakfast, I asked if the food and drinks would be available later. The answer was probably not, which indeed was the case. This was on a five hour flight. When I did want food and drink, I had to go to the attendant at the back of the plane. I was able to have a drink delivered to purchase a drink, but the one food item I wanted was not in stock. (This was from the beginning, and was also the case on the outgoing flight a week earlier. I was informed that I could not use my noise cancelling headphones, designed and purchased largely for flying during takeoff and landing, but had to use ear buds, which I did not have, do not like, and as a senior with hearing aids find uncomfortable. Thus, I missed the benefit of their noise cancelling feature and much of the movie I was enjoying. On the earlier flight, one of the two toilets was unavailable, causing long waits, but the attendant in the front of the plane refused to allow me to use that toilet, which was available. When I protested, she answered the same way perpetrators of crimes against humanity did "I am just following orders." Where is the concern for the humanity of a senior citizen? Also the previous flight connections was scheduled too closely so that with security and border clearance, I was barely able to board at the last minute, thus causing a great deal of stress, no time to ear or use the toilet at the terminal, once again unhealthy stress and discomfort, no concern for the humanity of the passenger."

Cons: "We were stuck at the back of the plane with the kids who don't behave."

Pros: "Crew was nice but customer service at the airport and over the phone is terrible (takes over 30 min to speak with someone and a few times they hang up the phone)"
Cons: "Luggage was delayed for over 36 hours and customer service hotline was useless."

Pros: "Efficient boarding, plenty of overhead space for suitcase despite being the last boarding group"
Cons: "Information about passport presentation inconsistent with instructions received at online checkin. Seats are small and uncomfortable.Flight attendants monopolized aisles for more than half the 4 hr flight. Weren't flexible about allowing people to use the restroom and move back to seats."

Pros: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"
Cons: "Flight got delayed twice I had to go to the airport 3 times, finally the personal change me to another airline. I payed over 250 just in taxi to and from the airpor, plus 300 dollars in hotel reservations plus 250 in tours. The airline other than continue rebooking and printing more and more boarding passes did nothing"

Cons: "It was warm in the aircraft the entire time. Right after we departed beverages and food was served. A small thin cup was offered for a beverage. We were on the plane for 5+ hours (including a delay at the beginning). The beverage cart never came by again only a stewardess once with a liter square bottle and cups for water. I was parched upon arrival to Toronto."

Cons: "map was broken halfway into flight"

Pros: "No , blankets ."
Cons: "Cleaner restrooms, blankets and verbal offers"

Pros: "It was a terrible, long and very crowded flight."
Cons: "The people/passengers. The whole flight felt like a budget airline. I am not looking forward to the return."

Pros: "The boarding was great! The flight was very comfortable. We had enough blankets and slept through the flight. I have an allergy to soy and the crew was nice enough to provide an alternative that was not on the menu."
Cons: "More food options for those with soy allergy."

Pros: "Lie flat seats in business class are very comfortable. Got a nice 10 hour sleep on the flight across. Bathrooms are clean and clean smelling and large. Crew pleasant and efficient."

Pros: "The price was cheap... That was all that was good with the flight. But after that experience, I will never fly with the airline again."
Cons: "Almost everything could have been better"

Pros: "Flight, airplane, crews were Better than expected"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Add more entertainment. Add more food, keep the restrooms clean."

Pros: "You get what you paid."
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Entertainment system needs the ability to have closed captions in English. It’s in Chinese all the time—can’t even turn it off. The sound system is very poor so captions would help."

Pros: "Room on the plane, layout of the plane, early arrival"
Cons: "Add CNN news to your tv channels"

Cons: "No WiFi at all"

Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "Don't fly into Shanghai's airport."

Pros: "Seat comfort better than similar herringbone configurations with more torso and foot room. Food much better than expected especially after reading quite a negative review. Maybe lobster was a bit overdone but it was a nice portion with large claw and half tail. Crab with fungus variety good also. Yes, provide a proper spoon for the ice cream vice the inadequate tiny plastic one. Crew was attentive and cordial."
Cons: "See previous regarding ice cream spoon. Wi-fi was not operable which seems to be the norm from other report."

Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food, good entertainment, nice staff"
Cons: "Shanghai airport, but not the airline's fault"

Pros: "I didn't expect much from this budget flight, but they went above and beyond and matched the quality of larger and more expensive airlines. The food was excellent (and they served food twice on a 14 hour flight), nothing was broken, and the boarding process was smooth."

Pros: "Food"

Pros: "Great!"

Pros: "New, well equipped aircraft. Very comfortable flat bed with lots of privacy."
Cons: "Flight crew was very professional but not much "personality" warmth. Almost robotic."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Can’t think of a thing !"
Cons: "Entertainment sound system is bad, must be bad quality headphone. Toilet is not enough for eco class, crew also hardly try to keep them clean and fresh."

Pros: "The crew was friendly. Seats were small."
Cons: "Food could be better. Website slow - sometimes unresponsive."

Pros: "The crew ask to change sit with another passenger and I said ok, then start to demand I move so they can sit together.i guess I didn’t move fast enough to suit him. Of course changed there mind. Maybe a race thing with me being black. The crew show lack of respect toward me."

Cons: "We can’t use our phones for listening music By 14 hrs and I pay WiFi"

Pros: "Good food and servir of the crew."
Cons: "Problems to check in, long lines to aboard."

Pros: "Hello dear customer service manager, Anyone can tell me who is the one that input my passport info on China eastern airlines system? China Eastern system has a different passport number that I used before 2010. They asked me to contact the agent who issued the tickets to update or correct it but I have no idea who is the agent. I booked the tickets from justfly.com with my current passport number and I even did not remember the old passport number. You must know who is the so called agent and please pass my email to them to help me solve the problem. Otherwise I won't be able to get on board. Your prompt reply would be highly appreciated. Thanks and regards Kai By the way, my gmail does not work in China. I have to use a substitute email address to contact you. 2751010611@qq.com"

Cons: "I requested all window seats. I was put in a middle row aisle seat. I don't understand why I paid for a seat that was available and then bumped to a different seat."

Pros: "Everything was great! The time and the timing of the flights we took couldn't have been any better. I really like the transitional time between the time zones. The crew were all really wonderful except for one minor thing. Boarding was well organized. We were really impressed."
Cons: "There was just one minor thing. The stewardess that was giving us the bread almost at the end of the meal suddenly got impatient (?) and we think rude. I was with my husband and son. Our son was very sleepy and wasn't being very clear in responding whether he liked a bread or not. So as the stewardess was standing there waiting for us to figure out whether he wanted a bread or not, my husband said just to give it to him instead (he hasn't had one). She dropped the bread on my husband's already used food container (plate) with a very obvious attitude of impatience. Mind you my husband is a veteran with a severe case of PTSD. Flights already make him anxious let alone getting this sort of treatment. It was good that he had taken his meds prior to boarding and that made it easier for me to calm him and not make a scene. Otherwise it could have been a very ugly experience. It is for this one reason that I couldn't give an EXCELLENT review on this segment of the flight."

Cons: "Light and table were broken."

Cons: "Too much too list here what I didn't like. Unbelievable. Horrible experience. Will NEVER book this airline ever again."

Pros: "It was pleasant, nothing wrong."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "The plane, 777, was great. The newer planes are always great I guess."
Cons: "As always, the comfort of the seats could always use improvement. But I guess that's why there is Business and First class"

Cons: "Overall flight was excellent but one of my bags did not make the flight and I didn't receive it until I got back from Seoul on 30 May. This was a major inconvenience since none of my softball equipment made it for the tournament."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Need more room"

Pros: "Liked the price!"
Cons: "No particular dislikes. Had no real expectations for a China base airline. No frills, all was Ok. Nothing to build any allegiance with the company"

Pros: "There's only one type of red wine and they ran out."
Cons: "They have one tiny bar of soap in there restroom..."

Pros: "Excellent trip overall. Ban on iPhone/iPad use forced restricted entertainment choices."

Cons: "Long flight. They don't like anyone opening the window shades but I would have liked to see the Alaska coastline we flew over."

Pros: "That I got to Thailand safely"
Cons: "I got to Thailand safely when, it was time for me to board my flight back to United States your ticket agent denied me access on the plane. even though I sat in front of her for four hours ahead of time when it was time for me to check in at the ticket agency she told me that I was not allowed on your plane and then gave me a number that didn't even work she told me it was for the embassy which it was not it was a fake number and when I came back to the table to talk to her she walked away and someone else came to the kiosk and they acted like they did not know what I was talking about so I am very upset and I would like my money back for return flight for ticket of the amount for the flight from Thailand to the states .... I had to purchase another ticket with a different company and when I told them what happened, They told me that she cannot deny me access without a probable calls and if so for any reason she would have to let me know why am not allowed on the plane. Now this young lady was very nasty to me she gave me a fake number she walked off on me I was hurt along and terrified because I did not know how I was going to get home I had to call 30 of my friends for them to send me money . And a PayPal account in order for me to get up $800 to get a one-way ticket home so I would like my money back and if I do not get it I will sue you for it because I still have to information. And if you do not know who was at the kiosk at the time of 2016 April 25 you should look at your recordings because I'm the only black guy on the plane and the only black guy in line so it is not hard to miss me so once you figure out what has happened I will like to know if I do not hear anything within the next 30 days I will be subject to issue a lawsuit ."

Cons: "There is lack of information of how to get to my second flight. The airlines didn't inform me that i need to go through the border custom, go inside China to get to my second flight. I was late a bit to my second flight because i had to go and ask a lot of people on how to get to the counter of China Southern Airlines. And the airlines told me that i was late, there was no other flight to Ho Chi Minh city so I had to wait till the next day."

Pros: "I was able to pick my seat( an aisle) at online check in and got one in the back. The 777 configuration around seat 70 has fewer seats across so there is a bit more of an aisle, one can then stand or stretch your legs during the long LAX to China flight. Flight attendants were helpful especially as several of us passengers smelled cigarette smoke. The attendant quickly searched but couldn't find the culprit. An announcement to not smoke as a reminder probably should have been made, though. On a previous China flight, different airline, a guy was caught smoking in the lavatory so I know it can happen."
Cons: "Food and entertainment choices were limited.(Shanghai airport International transfer desk needs to increase staff . Airline probably has little to do with this. I had a 5 hour layover. It took an hour and 45 minutes to get through the transfer desk and then security screening.)"

Pros: "Free meals were great. Movies were awesome."

Cons: "The entertainment system went down twice."

Cons: "FOOD TABLA WAS BROKEN AND THE WINE FELT ON ME AND THE OTHER PERSON NEXT TO ME. MY BAGGAGES DIDNT ARRIVED TO MY FINAL DESTINY."

Pros: "Boarding went well. We were 90 minutes early landing."
Cons: "Food was not good at all. It gave airline food a bad name. My tray on whitch to place my food was slanted so bad everything I placed on it would end up on my lap if I didn't hold it. Made eating a chalange to say the least. Asked for a beer and was told there were none, and hour later guess they received a shipment as another employee gave me one. Got the impression that the passengers was a bother the employees would rather not deal with"

Pros: "Modern and newer Airplane. Smell nice."
Cons: "Served meal during flight was not , and I could not eat. At least crew gave me peanuts to eat. Suggest to change the meal plan to be more neutral from authentic. Movie selection was good, but I could not listen well using their headset."

Cons: "The flight was delayed and there was no setting of expectations or announcement by the crew. The frustrated passengers waited and was asking the crew to announce it so everyone would know yet they declined to announce. Everyone just waited even if the flight was late without no expectation on the delay and what caused it. The crew had poker faces and didn't know how to empathize with the frustrated passengers who were worried bec they might miss their connecting flights. There were no apologies and seemed that they didnt care at all, no answer and no setting of expectations theybjust kept asking us to wait whenever a passenger would ask when we will be onboarded."

Pros: "Lay flats on 777 in business class"
Cons: "Bare minimum - seats are uncomfortable, bad amenities, terrible food, even in business class"

Pros: "Tey had great big personal entertainment systems."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Poor service."

Pros: "The check-in clerks in LAX were very helpful and polite."
Cons: "When I had my layover in China, I had to receive my bags and find a hotel. I would have hoped that my bags could atlas been held by the airline or sent straight to Japan which was my final destination."

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SFO - PVG
5/18
Tue
2 stops
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43h 30m
SFO - PVG
4/20
Tue
2 stops
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46h 40m
LAX - PVG
3/31
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3 stops
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47h 40m
SFO - PVG
5/10
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2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 20m
LAX - PVG
4/1
Thu
1 stop
Aeroflot
40h 10m
LAX - PVG
3/26
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1 stop
Aeroflot
37h 25m
LAX - PVG
3/29
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1 stop
Aeroflot
26h 45m
LAX - PVG
4/10
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1 stop
China Eastern
28h 00m
LAX - PVG
3/26
Fri
1 stop
Aeroflot
37h 25m
LAX - PVG
3/30
Tue
1 stop
Aeroflot
40h 10m
LAX - PVG
2/14
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Air China
53h 15m
LAX - SHA
2/14
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2 stops
Air China
40h 55m
LAX - PVG
3/14
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2 stops
Air China
41h 25m
LAX - SHA
3/14
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Air China
40h 55m
LAX - PVG
4/8
Thu
2 stops
China Eastern
32h 10m
LAX - SHA
5/28
Fri
1 stop
Air Canada
34h 25m
SAN - PVG
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