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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The landing was poor , almost to a point of dangerous . Too much turbulence during flight. And the drops should have been avoidable"
Pros: "The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!"
Pros: "Can’t remember"
Cons: "Food selection specially for vegetarian"
Pros: "Crew were great!"
Pros: "Their English, unlike US English, is a little hard to understand."
Pros: "Food was reasonable and staff as amazing as ever."
Cons: "The flight was extremely packed making the experience a bit less comfortable. The transit through LA was chaos, although and explanation was given including an apology."
Cons: "Superb airline"
Cons: "Air NZ serves the special meals first but never offers passengers a drink. By the time the meal and drinks trolleys come round for the rest of passengers, most people have eaten their special meal."
Cons: "Suuuppppeerrrr delayed and I didn’t feel that an empty middle seat to be considered business class on my2nd leg from London to Munich."
Cons: "Crew was so busy that they kept overlooking my husband and I when doing the rounds of everything, We felt like we were singled out to be ignored, even though we paid for Premium Economy. Our flight was delayed for more than an hour. Food was barely ok even though we had been on Air NZ Premium economy 4 times now, was sorely disappointed with the food provided."
Pros: "The crew was super courteous and nice."
Cons: "Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable."
Pros: "I LOVED my flight to LA PERFECT The flight from LA to Auckland was not as good, seating fine, LOVED THE CHECK IN LOVED THE PHONE SERVICE when i called to increase my weight of luggage..."
Cons: "I could not hear the entertainment because engine too loud I did not experience this on my flight to LA , I found the crew were not as pleasant as the crew to LA, could be that they were tired, if i had to rate NZ Airline from my trip to LA.... I would be shouting my pleasrure and did while in LA coming back truly was a different experience however going was so good... I will gladly fly again"
Pros: "The option to gate check strollers for easy access with a toddler"
Cons: "The stroller wasn't delivered to the gate by Air New Zealand"
Pros: "I never doubt Air NZ , overall Ok ."
Cons: "this flight bit noisy, and felt dirty toilet ..anyway,,, I Like Air NZ .Hope good next time"
Cons: "it was very cold"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above. Along with attmpeting to get boarding passes in LAX staff could not do in IAD was unpleasant as lady kept asking for boarding passes then said she needs a print of the intineray"
Cons: "No air vents"
Pros: "United flight crew was good. Check in was good and on time. Flight arrived early, smooth flight and landing was smooth."
Cons: "Recheck through LA TSA to domestic flight with United, was further hassle, might as well get naked to get through. Seat recline, too limiting (not asking much, just a bit further back). Pretzels were stale. Cabin crew seemed more friendly with dead heading pilots than passengers."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Vegetarian options were all very similar. Over a 32 hour flight time I was provided with beans for breakfast/lunch and dinner. I would have preferrred more variety. Also being seated between two others was quiet uncomfortable for a long journey flight."
Pros: "Excellent gluten free meal offered! I appreciate the extra effort with providing a gf bun and muffin with most meals!"
Pros: "I paid $100 to "upgrade" to what was called premium, but I did not get a premium seat, and discerned no benefit. Wtf is this?"
Cons: "paid $100 to "upgrade" to what was called premium, but I did not get a premium seat, and discerned no benefit. Wtf is this?"
Pros: "vvery comfortable flight"
Pros: "Food service"
Pros: "Everything was excellent , no complaints at all. Staff friendly and efficient,food was pretty good , wine nice good flight ."
Cons: "Not enough good new release movie selection was very average/ poor. Your boarding from LAX could be improved. You have two signs about Premium and economy lines for boarding! These are not obvious . There needs to be a staff member or two checking people as they arrive in a line to check they're in the correct t line . Otherwise people don't trailer until they have been in the wrong line until the reach the top of the line . Leads to frustration even before the flight begins! Otherwise great job everyone ! Thank You !"
Pros: "We were allowed to check one bag for free...that's awesome. And we were provided with two full meals on the flight, more food than we could eat. And even a complimentary alcoholic drink! Great selection of movies. New Zealand Air is one of the best flying experiences I've had"
Cons: "I double booked the flight on Nov 27 to Sydney from Queenstown through Kayak while I had another flight booked on the same date to Christchurch from Auckland for the same 2 people and Kayak did not warn me that I had already booked the flight on the 27th. It was my fault but I would appreciate if Kayak warned me. Otherwise all is good. Thanks"
Pros: "Two bathrooms just for PE, good food, attentive crew, nice wide seats, ample legroom with footrests, nice headset."
Cons: "You can’t sleep to music because each track has to be selected individually."
Pros: "Technology viewing screens"
Cons: "Connecting flights from Charles Dr Gaulle airport to Heathrow airport"
Cons: "Just a bit cramped"
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew."
Pros: "everythign aboht the trip was great"
Cons: "Very small seat"
Pros: "It was simply fantastic - all of it!"
Cons: "Economy was too squished. Hard to eat with people next to you."
Pros: "Amazing service. Friendly staff. Sat in row 38. Seat was comfortable and foot rest was amazing! I would highly recommend air New Zealand!"
Pros: "Everyone on the plane acted like they were doing you a favor by flying with them more than likely we won't use them again ... kinda of like Frontier airline"
Pros: "Seats, blankets, entertainment system and service was solid. Food was also good, not great, but included in fair which is nice. Cabin Crew were a delight."
Cons: "I needed to receive a boarding pass in person, could not receive a digital one before arriving at LAX."
Pros: "The crew were wonderful! Lots of leg room, quick and helpful boarding. Loved my first time on Air New Zealand."
Cons: "I should've asked for a vegetarian meal but I didn't think to. I will next time! I'd also love some more NZ movies...Whale rider, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, etc! That'd be great!"
Pros: "Everything good"
Cons: "coming back to work"
Pros: "Very friendly and frequent service while in-flight. It was great having my own monitor built into the seat to watch available movies or tv shows I wanted to for the duration of the flight. Flight attendants would walk the aisles every two hours and offer water to everyone. I had never flown Air New Zealand before, but now it's one of my top airlines."
Cons: "The only complaint would be that there was no in-flight wifi available onboard."
Cons: "Seats were more cramped than usual"
Pros: "Amazing staff"
Cons: "Lost my bag"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Boarding and replanting was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "Seats were tiny. Arm rests did not rise. Seats barely tilted back. You had to fight with the touch screen entertainment system to get it to do anything. Also it seemed like we sought out the most turbulent altitude possible."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable. The crew was friendly it was a smooth flight the food was good and I enjoyed the snacks also."
Cons: "There was't anything I didn't like I thought it was all good"
Pros: "General ambience on board."
Cons: "Change of Gate between baggage check time and boarding. Had to work that out for ones self."
Pros: "Large variety of entertainment options"
Cons: "Not enough water served frequently enough in my opinion. Hard to keep hydrated (it's a very long flight)"
Pros: "Le confort des sièges, la propreté de l'avion, la gentillesse du personnel à bord."
Cons: "If we took the flight. It never happened"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and super friendly."
Cons: "Breakfast sandwich needs to be better, not everyone likes pepper cheese."
Pros: "I liked how welcoming the environment was. I also liked the wide variety of entertainment."
Cons: "I have many food allergies which meant I couldn't eat a single thing that was served. Also, there was a lot of advertisement."
Pros: "Appreciate it was a direct flight. The crew was friendly. However on the return flight after my checked baggage with checked my electric Clippers were not return to buy bag. I wrote several emails and made several phone calls and received no response. I bought a replacement pair but they're not nearly as good. I'm very disappointed."
Pros: "seating and personal TV screens was good"
Cons: "limitation of family seating for traveling with kids under 2 is not helpful. I would argue that kids >2 can take more time and effort... I was a single mom traveling with a 3 and 6 year old and there were no accommodations made such as earlier boarding or helping us sit together"
Pros: "Short flight."
Cons: "Boarding process was slow."
Pros: "No delays whatsoever, we left almost on the dot. Friendly staff, decent snacks and good in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "Seat super comfortable Flight was smooth Snacks were great Hawaiian snacks"
Cons: "Free blanket, charging $10 in economy for a blanket just seemed a little silly."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good seat assignment"
Pros: "Crew ok"
Cons: "Felt bullied by Hawaiian Airline from beginning of the trip as they picked me as a subject for TSA to check me thoroughly in Tokyo then Honolulu, missed my flight as the result. Will definitely avoid Hawaiian Airlines at all costs"
Pros: "Crew was super friendly."
Cons: "Poor seat. 5 hour flight"
Pros: "The fact they changed the seating for me and my girlfriend (originally booked together for a side two seats in a 2-4-2 setup, then our reservation was removed)."
Cons: "They removed our reservation for window seats together. No in flight entertainment because everything was pay to view."
Pros: "Service was great"
Pros: "Easy boarding at Sacramento, easy."
Cons: "Location of the baggage claim at Honolulu airport, other side of the airport."
Cons: "I wish the airline goes back to serving real meals for breakfasts and dinners on the longer flights like going to the islands & returning to mainland. We were expecting warm decent meals like what they use to serve in the past rather than snack type breakfast and sandwiches & chips for dinner, on coach with extended leg room. This is one of the enticing parts of flying this airline."
Cons: "There were food crumbs on my seat that I had to pick up with my bear hands. Luckily, I brought sanitizer wipes to wipe my hands. I was traveling with my 89 year old Dad and allowed us to board first."
Pros: "Everything was fine in general."
Cons: "Turbulance but pilot did not addeess it by saying he would change altitude to avoid it."
Pros: "Have always enjoyed Hawaiian Air in the past, but not so much this time.i"
Cons: "I had requested an asile seat, and was assured that I had one. When I boarded I found out I was in the middle of the middle section. It was very uncomfortable and I did not want to disturb my seat mates to use the restroom. Needless to say it was a very, long uncomfortable flight! Babies in front of us, babies behind us, and a large teenage group that kept the bathrooms occupied, and were very noisy.! The food was not nearly as good as it has been in the past!"
Pros: "I had a great flight with Hawaiian. Food was great Movies were ok- I slept mostly Staff were friendly & polite I would always fly with them to Hawaii"
Cons: "Lost checked luggage; loud, drunk passengers yelling to each other (no crew intervention); constant bumping and jostling (made worse by rocking seats); beverage spilled on my head and down my back"
Pros: "Flight staff was pleasant. Ticket agent at the gate got my mom and I a seat together closer up."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hours leaving Sacramento, I booked seats together for myself and my mom but when I checked in they had us across the plane from each other. In order to get seats together we had to move from row 17 to row 43. The plane was freezing."
Pros: "crew was good and helpful"
Cons: "Boarding was very bad experience. I did not purchase my ticket through Hawaiian airline and had to wait for a seat to be assigned. I was told to wait and they will call my name. After waiting sufficient amount of time, no one called my name, boarding started and I asked Ivette, is my boarding pass ready. She immediately gave me the boarding pass. It was unpleasant experience because she had my boarding pass, but did not call my name until I asked again."
Cons: "TSA was an absolute mess in Honolulu. This caused irritation on both the travelers and the workers. Once the workers were annoyed they were absolutely rude and no help. I’m glad Honolulu was a one and done situation because I will NEVER come to this airport again. The inflight crew for our flight were completely rude and rushed... it’s a 5 hour flight.. there was no need. Our entertainment didn’t work so they gave us a 25$ voucher for a future flight.... something probably not even 10% of the flight will redeem.. overall not impressed."
Pros: "SMF is easy to get in but rental shuttles are slow to arrive early in the morning. HA crew was very good, left gate on time."
Cons: "Online check-in was a disaster, HA’s web site is not easy to navigate. Some how KAYAK messed up the data transfer and our first and middle names were joined together. HA”s web site will not allow the user to charge personal information within 24 hours of travel. Check-in for overseas travel requires passport information, if it does not match your HA profile then you cannot pre-check-in. Calling HA support was no help. Even airport agents could not fix the issue they could at least over ride the information."
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful. On my flight home from Lihue one of the young men (crew member ) was extremely helpful to a young mother with a baby who was having problems with her son , I know she appreciated his kind jester in trying to take the time to talk to the little boy and assured him everything was going to be ok if he would help his mom by behaving."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed, the last two trips I have made, I had a delay , I'm glad I didn't have to catch a connecting flight."
Pros: "Quick problem solving and excellent service when my assigned seats were not the same on the boarding pass. The awesome safety video from around the islands. The crew was very efficient and kind. The breakfast mea was just right. Milk with good coffee! Especially liked that HA offers plenty of water! Mahalo nui loa!"
Pros: "The crew was really nice. They provide you with tablets for entertainment for $15..."
Cons: "The plane had to be delayed. They had no outlets to charge phones. The headphones for the tablets didn’t really work."
Pros: "All of the flight staff had wonderful customer service!"
Pros: "Quick inter island hop, no problems."
Cons: "I wasn’t able to make seat reservations so my wife and I couldn’t sit together. Short flight so no food or entertainment options."
Pros: "I was surprised we even tried to fly through that storm. But the crew were excellent."
Pros: "Love the wide body place, the meals, the service, and the people."
Cons: "The plane broke and we had a 2 hour delay and then took a new plane, and that plane had no onboard entertainment or wifi."
Pros: "Flight was great, everyone was nice and helpful. There were options to purchase movies or listen to music but NO headphone port :-( I hope people bring devices/books to amuse themselves"
Cons: "Purchase price for entertainment. No headphone port/jack/plug in"
Pros: "On time, wonderful crew, enough leg room in coach"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very good to all of us."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and very helpful getting us to our connecting flight to Kona since we arrived late, due to equipment problems leaving Sacramento. A free meal was a welcome surprise."
Cons: "Seats too cramped together."
Pros: "Clean plane, good service"
Cons: "Only the coffee - too weak."
Pros: "Gate agents were very nice, I had very little time because of TSA being very slow. They helped me get to my flight with a few minutes to spare."
Cons: "There was not much of an option to adjust a cold draft near my seat."
Pros: "I loved this airline. The crew is definitely Aloha Spirit minded with Fierce resolve and great food, on time boarding and landing and I got the best blanket from Moana Mahalo, Linda"
Pros: "Great staff and overall very enjoyable..."
Cons: "No entertainment.... really? You can't offer a movie or tv show for free?! That's really silly. Also, my bag got DESTROYED. Cracked, torn, wheels pulled off. Pretty ridiculious. Can't believe I had to pay to check my bag and now have to throw it out and buy a new one!"
Pros: "Very comfortable, good entertainment choices, thank you for providing a meal."
Cons: "the zone system was very inefficient. It would also help if the attendants used the PA and didn't just scream into the crowd."
Pros: "Flight crew were very nice and accomodating! From moment i arrived at Sac international airport everyone was very friendly and helpful id definately go hawaiian again"
Pros: "Left my carry on in the overhead with about $800 in Christmas presents and was able to retrieve in after clearing international customs. Nice, friendly, kind, helpful!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 4 hrs!!"
Pros: "Hawaiian Airlines consistently deliver top-quality service for economy class. The flights are more comfortable than the average, the crew is always very pleasant. I also appreciate that they make an effort to be eco-friendlier."
Cons: "I wish they had bigger range of food option. The entertainment system is not that broad but I don't mind, I can entertain myself on a flight."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "There were no free movies on a flight that Lateef over 5 hours. That's ridiculous."
Cons: "As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure."
Cons: "Qantas is always delayed leaving"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, first time on Economy Premium, really worth it."
Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Horrible check in process from Syd to Melb. Leaving No time to make flight Horrible transit through Melb - missed connecting flight back to sydney Overall not great"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"
Pros: "The crew were so incredibly friendly and helpful! The food was delicious, and entertainment was great."
Cons: "Nothing. It was a great flight."
Pros: "Same as previous answer!"
Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "More information about the ongoing delays. Cabin crew seemed aloof."
Pros: "The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food."
Cons: "The entertainment gadget was faulty."
Cons: "Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller."
Cons: "Too dark to see to get into my carryon and then lost something out of it but couldn’t see it"
Pros: "Pillow and blanket made the trip much for comfortable"
Cons: "Seated in middle seat next to a very large and very smelly person I could hardly move and certainly not attlempt to eat or drink . Airlines do need to address this situation with people who are large . Non existent entertainment"
Pros: "Flight was delayed simply due to the poor positioning of the auxiliary power unit that is an acceptable reason for delay which shows absolutely poor operational management of the local airport operations"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable chair I have even sat in, I arrived home 5 days ago and my back still hurts."
Pros: "Dreamliner plane"
Pros: "Personality and communication with passengers by Asian-featured cabin crew team member in my area was excellent Movies selection very good"
Cons: "Quality of food seems to have dropped."
Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."
Pros: "Hot food"
Cons: "Need 34-36" pitch minimum for long haul flights. Grumpy crew"
Pros: "The quietness of the flight not to many over the speaker announcements"
Cons: "My center headphone peice didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie the whole flight or listen to music. No sound"
Cons: "They do not offer any options to passengers who have allergies i.e Onion and Garlic"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Airline needs to be more geared to satisfying customer."
Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"
Cons: "The delay was just disappointing"
Pros: "The crew were so so friendly, as are most Australians, I've come to learn. I love the complimentary adult beverages!"
Cons: "I have no complaints that are unique to Qantas and this flight (cramped leg room, okay ish food, etc.)."
Pros: "I was accommodated excellently as I required wheelchair access and ease and comfort as I was recovering from major surgery. The return seating in upper level was most appreciated . A big thanks to the cabin crew especially Oscar."
Cons: "When I originally had to call to organise seating requirements and wheelchair access, I was in hold for 1.5 hours before I spoke to someone ."
Pros: "Thank you for keeping track of our luggage throughout the massive delays and rebookings."
Cons: "Gate staff at all locations seemed stressed, under informed and overwhelmed."
Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."
Pros: "Professional efficiently run airline, end to end."
Cons: "As always for any airline it wouldn't hurt or cost much more if the food serves were just a little bigger,"
Cons: "Seat in last row very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Cons: "I didn't have a seat for good 2 hours from the time I boarded & was hoping that I might have been compensated in some way"
Pros: "Not much - everything was below average Q Meal worked - the miso salmon was good. shape the breakfast was almost unedible - uncooked bacon, gooey egg stuck to side of container - mushy potato cake soaked by the fluid from the tomato - you would think they would get it right after 20 years!"
Cons: "broken tables and damaged seats ( electrical cords lose) they give you a menu and have no pre-dinner drink service don't ask for a drink after meals have been served - you won't get it too much service to ask for snacks after six hours - the staff eat them and give you their vegetarian sandwiches, then other crew try to say no that's not true - one of them is lying seats are tight - especially if you are 188cm tall. they throw all the cooked mid flight snacks out after three hours of being in the oven yet they don't walk up and down the isle and offer them to you. Yeah right - 23 staff eat them themselves. same movies and TV - I do a flight every month and its always the same with maybe one or two new movies added unloading oversize in LAX - give yourself at least 1.5 hours - they are slow and inefficient. Unloading in Melbourne was ok but bags took for ever. Wish they would go to Beijing or Shanghai and see how it is done in less than 15 minutes from docking. United/Delta is looking good at this stage"
Pros: "Direct flight to Brisbane. Cheerful crew doing their best with what they had to deal with."
Cons: "Late departure. Remote boarding gate to bus. Even more remote field from which plane departed. Overcrowded flight. Poor quality food. Access to Qantas Club denied (only for first class passengers)"
Cons: "tv monitor didn't work well."
Cons: "Delays at the airport Economy very uncomfortable Crappy food"
Cons: "Do you really need to be provided with a meal at 11pm just after departure? A decent snack pack would be a better get, and allow people to get to sleep."
Pros: "Arriving back in Australia"
Cons: "Being 2 hours late because there was a passenger on board sick they should never of been allowed to board the plane. This was very badly managed by the staff on the ground staff. Very poor leg room the rude passenger in the seats in front of us reclined right from take off to landing wa very hard to get out of our seat to stretch or go to the bathroom"
Cons: "Five hour delay due to faulty maintenance at LAX. Pilot (rightly) refused to fly until maintenance work correctly completed. Plane then diverted to Brisbane to change crew, en route to Melbourne."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The plane was freezing cold even with multiple layers and a blanket"
Pros: "Nothing! !"
Cons: "Flights delayed for 4 hours. .service poor. .after 14 hours another 25 min waiting on runway. .and 35 min waiting for luggage. Qantas-NEVER AGAIN! !"
Cons: "Food and cramped seats"
Pros: "Entertainment system was good as usual"
Cons: "No food on plane due to issues after extended delay Woke up 4 1/2 hours before flight due to land with a frozen orange juice and a muffin. Too much wind to land and a final vomitus landing. Not the best."
Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. Coming home was even better than going across as we were traveling through the The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating. For long haul economy flights, I was really impressed. Will definitely continue to travel with Qantas."
Pros: "This leg leaves me usually very hungry. Crew gave me extra meals after service was complete Thanks!"
Pros: "Everything. Personal service, excellent food and entertainment plus very comfortable."
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