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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "They were making luggage issues with all passengers"
Cons: "The booking experience was exceptionally bad. Never again through you."
Pros: "Excellent service and food. Good selection of movies. Great overall experience."
Cons: "Crying baby and squealing toddler."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Movie options were good. Even though I didn't use it, they offer 2 checked bags for free in the economy class compared to the standard 1 that most airlines give."
Cons: "Nothing specifically. It was a pretty standard flight experience."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating, oldish plane, depressing colour combinations in the plane. Plane lavatory was dirty"
Cons: "Deplaning and boarding at Istanbul. There were no gangways. We were made to get into a bus in heavy rainfall. We were drenched by the time we got into the next plane."
Cons: "Istanbul Airport: Overcrowding at Arrival / Transit Terminal Way finding-poor signage for transit passengers"
Pros: "The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice"
Cons: "Staff was less than friendly and seats were not very comfortable in coach."
Pros: "They offer 3 meals"
Pros: "Entertainment was OK boarding was a good comfortable sitting."
Cons: "I did not have an option to order kosher meal when I did my online check-in so I called customer service and the lady on the line barely spoke English and even though I warder kosher meal and verified it with her when I go to the plane the crew told me they don't have a kosher meal for me. The crew was unwilling to help me find something else to eat and they were very rude. I am very disappointed of their customer service standards. I will not use Turkish Airlines again."
Pros: "I upgraded to business class at a somewhat reasonable fare ($999.00) additional. Experience was much better than in Economy."
Cons: "It was delaid too long"
Cons: "Departure is 4 hours late. Missed connecting flight at Istanbul. Asked us to pay for Visa to stay in hotel. Did not have money. Also forgot to take Credit card from USA. As per the rule Airlines has to pay for Visa. They never paid. Asked us to pay. Totally harassment. Never book Turkish Airlines in my remaining whole life. Also will this incident to all my friends after going back to USA. Very very bad experience. Sat down 24 hours at Airport without food and sleep. Mostly will file a case against Airlines."
Pros: "Staff was extremely helpful and responsive. I like that plane is clean, and many plus, very good entertainment. I love that it is non-stop from SFO to Istanbul. Food was superb!"
Cons: "As usual check in and boarding is horrible with Turkish Airlines. I have used Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, et had not trouble with them. Why is it so hard to improve this in Turkish Airlines. No charger for computer even during 13 hours flight?"
Pros: "Worst airline ever"
Cons: "Worst airline ever."
Pros: "Had REAL silverware and great food. Also great customer service via the flight attendents. THANK YOU!"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "My screen wasn't working"
Pros: "Best value on the market. Excellent service. Great food and beverages. Very good service. Excellent Longe in Istanbul makes Most Club Longe look like a dump."
Cons: "My TV remote was broken. I could have used next seat but was too lazy."
Pros: "It is just superb"
Cons: "Staff was not considerate at all to kids. Wouldn't give food snacks fruit milk. Frowned when retuning trays."
Cons: "Wheelchair assistance is the worst when we fly with Turkish Airlines"
Pros: "On-line check, including seat selection, was easy. Requested vegetarian meals and got them! Food was quite good."
Cons: "I had two checked baggage a and o my 1 was delivered. I have reported this at the airport and have been following up with their customer service many times but no information is yet provided after days."
Pros: "On time boarding but stayed 20 minutes over time to take off."
Cons: "My flight dates were changed by the airline which made me change many of my plans. My son's seat was broken and Tv didn't work (13 hour flight). Overall uncomfortable seats with very minimum seat recline option. Poor food. Staff was little "cold" and not attentive."
Cons: "Several TVs were not working. While some were repaired the TV for my viewing did not work. Though it was set right it failed raw weal times."
Pros: "The price can't be beat for a quality, national carrier. The next highest price for my series of flights was $600 more and would have taken twice as long. Good food, good alcoholic beverages, great movies, and a nice crew too."
Cons: "Turkish Airlines was delayed over an hour. It seems like slight delays do happen with this airline; however, you do get what you pay for and I can't really complain much over a one hour delay given the ticket price."
Pros: "Movie selection and food was good"
Cons: "The flight departed late and we had to run like psychos to our connecting gate to Athens... We barely made it."
Cons: "Very good experience on a nonstop from San Francisco to Istanbul & on to Thessaloniki. Very friendly professional staff. Good food. Charge outlets at the seats. Big choice of free movies. Istanbul airport is very busy. We had delays arriving and leaving for the connection."
Pros: "the entertainment was good - nice staff - the interval of refreshments was good. the red wine was Ok too!"
Cons: "the bathrooms could be cleaned every few hours with so many visiting it for 13 hours.... it really becomes a bacteria hot spot ...!"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Comfortable enough for a long flight, but not worth the price we paid."
Cons: "Price of ticket was too high even for economy class travel and flight was VERY late to leave and VERY late to arrive."
Pros: "Best airline food I have ever had. Most comfortable long flight as well."
Pros: "Super friendly & helpful staff! Good food and drink, very nice flight! Nice movie selection and good music!"
Pros: "Very kind and helpful crew members Lots of stuff provided: drinks, food, kits etc"
Cons: "No leg space for tall people, alas"
Pros: "Staff are very friendly and deliver very good service. Refilling of water could be better. Seat was very comfortable and it comfortable for sleeping when it is flat. The seat cover improves sleeping quality. Dinner was well prepared and tasty. Skip the fried eggs for breakfast - it is great that they offer them, but they don't come out well."
Pros: "The seats were roomy (!!), the foot rest was really nice, the entertainment was impressive. The whole experience was great. They gave us slippers and socks and a pouch with eye cover, ear plugs etc. really top notch."
Cons: "The food wasn't as good as I expected but still better than most airlines. I don't have high expectations for food on planes, I had just heard great things about Turkish airlines food so thought maybe this would be great."
Pros: "Great food and movie selection"
Pros: "The food and entertainment system was excellent. The headphones were painful after a movie. But you can link personal headphones into the adapter which is providex."
Cons: "The airplane didn't seem as clean as expected. The crew was adequate but not around between the main meals."
Pros: "Modern 777 with seatback entertainment system and usb charging ports. Massive selection of entertainment. In-flight meals were excellent, U.S. airlines should emulate."
Cons: "Cabin temp was a bit high, my only complaint."
Pros: "Excellent trip! Great pilots, good service, and a complementary hotel room for an over night layover ( must have turkish visa). I would agree with the statement that they are one of the best airlines in Europe."
Cons: "No ability to upgrade seat at airport. I am not sure if upgrading is even possible. There were plenty of open comfort and business class seats that could have made additional money for the airline."
Pros: "The seat was good"
Cons: "The crew was not at all good, I had to call them so many times for one thing, not at all managed well"
Cons: "Staff not fluent & clear in English"
Pros: "Sitting in a metal tube flying at 40,000 feet with 300 other personalities has its challenges. Turkish Airlines' staff managed this with excellent care. The smallest things begin to matter; the comfort of the aircraft, quality of food and drinks, the frequency and availability of service, and above all conveying the sense of safety. Every member of this company, from the staff at the counter to the flight attendants, to the pilot seem to really embrace customer service."
Pros: "Nora from San Francisco Airport"
Cons: "Everything. Mean skinny guy from San Francisco TK counter, unprofessional handling of cancellation, accomodation to a hotel and Re-booking. We had no hotel, no food provided, no confirmed seats. I will never fly Turkish Airlines again."
Pros: "We got put up in a hotel near the airport, but after waiting for 4 hours at the gate, then 4 hours to get our bags again and find new flights. The crew were still kind, though clearly stressed."
Cons: "The crew had no idea how to handle all the displaced people on our flights. We were standing in line and double checking that we were being taken care of until 2:30 AM for a flight that was supposed to have left at 6 PM."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, the plane is modern and clean, equipped with usb charging ports, personal the interactive screen had many entertainment options, comfortable leg room, overhead storage bins were very spacious and crew members were polite."
Cons: "The flight was very uncomfortable because it was way too hot. When beverages were served they were not cold and the flight attendants offered little or no ice."
Pros: "The crew. The punctuality."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "We were delayed about 40 minutes due to air traffic. It appears they knew that, and we could have waited in the air conditioned terminal, rather than on the plane. And, I could have informed my Niece I would be arriving late, but I had no Wifi."
Pros: "Service was very good"
Pros: "In The Austria my flight was terrible couse the official people didn’t help me I was with my baby I needed help for stroller for suitcase or something else just the guys watched me with they sad face , they didn’t was nice with me !!!"
Cons: "I don’t know I was nervous in Austria just I need to tell you for Washington it was the nice trip to Washington from Washington I had just better thiothere"
Pros: "The crew was super friendly, food was great and entertainment on board was a great selection."
Cons: "Was very warm on the plane as certain times and even at the terminal, which we could control the fan blowing on us."
Cons: "The Austrian airlines website is absolutely the worst and least user friendly that I've seen for an airline. I tried paying for my bags and it rejected half of the itinerary's bookings for no reason. It took a ton of clicks to get stuff done and I kept getting errors. Very limited movie selection."
Pros: "They DID NOT let me aboard the airline!!! Austerian airline is the worst EVER, because they are not even helping me to get a credit to fly Monday to Israel. The of ticket counter at ORD were treating me as a dirt. And unwelcome. I was trying to reason with them, they did NOT want to help."
Cons: "It would have been better if back to back with priceline helped me out to get to another flight & they won’t even credit my ticket, so I LOST about $1200 & was excited for my vacation. They were unhelpful & they kept putting me untold & hanging up on me with their ticket agency on phone too."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and the flight was nice and smooth."
Cons: "No expectations as the flight was less than an hour."
Pros: "Efficient timely."
Pros: "Service, yr air hostesses are so polite."
Cons: "Food was too little for dinner and breakfast both"
Pros: "Excellent on all measures. I will definitely try to fly Austrian Air again!"
Pros: "They were really good with checking in my excess baggage and my two cats. Cats travelled well and arrived as expected. Check in at O'Hare was very friendly. In the air, flight attendants were very accommodating and friendly. All luggage and cats arrived! The plane from O'Hare to Austria was very nice!"
Cons: "I think I have gotten used to Asiana's and Korean Airlines'. It just didn't seem to measure up to their business class service. The food (which has been highly rated!) I found to be just mediocre. Maybe it's because I was living in Asia for eight years and had become more accustom to asian cuisine?? I didn't love the seat either. When you recline, your feet are cramped inside a small area under the seat in front of you. It was cramped. The ability to customize the seat recline was limited. I like being able to move the head and feet into my own customized position. The business class seats from Vienna to Amman felt like coach."
Pros: "It was a total nightmare all Austrian flights they put us on were canceled !!! We did not leave Vienna for another 7 h a total nightmare all planes had technically difuculties !! Austrian airlines had total chaos !!!"
Pros: "food was great. Slightly cold in cabin."
Cons: "had a narrow connecting flight VIE to MUC, VIE flight was delayed and had to catch MUC to IAD flight in less than 15 min. One luggage was missing at baggage claim, but as DC/ Baltimore is home, luggage arrived in 48 hrs. All is well that ends well."
Pros: "Plane, pilots and the leader of the crew"
Cons: "The flight attendant in the back needs to be more educated"
Pros: "new plane, half empty, good and friendly service"
Pros: "Staff were always courteous."
Cons: "Space between seats"
Cons: "They lost my bag and refused to deliver it to my house once it was found. It is still at the airport"
Pros: "Efficient boarding from bus. Friendly crew. Offered soft drink and coffee as well as choice of 2 snacks. No entertainment as such a short flight. Clean, modern plane."
Cons: "I sat in the last corner seat on the plane... very cramped as there’s no leg room, no window & was overbooked."
Cons: "Thechnical problems with the plane.One hour we were sitting in the plane and waiting departure"
Pros: "The flight was basic service to get me from one place to another. It was completely average and not quite the Austrian service I have previously known."
Cons: "See previous comments"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. Ended up on Swiss Air. Only good thing about Austrian was they booked us on other flights at the check in desk."
Pros: "There was no in-flight entertainment system so I rejoiced to discover there was in-flight WiFi."
Cons: "But Wifi did not offer much, just some summary descriptions on the destination. I'd be enchanted to get via WiFi the well-known in-flight map showing which leg of your flight was accomplished."
Pros: "The outbound flight from Vienna to IAD had much better service. The return flight from IAD to Vienna, the crew didn't come back to refill water or ask to top up drinks. The food choices were more limited. The entertainment system on the flight needs a larger selection."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for 2 hours because a crew member did not have the proper paperwork. This is incompetence. The trip was long enough w/o adding another two hours due to poor planning. This was completely preventable."
Pros: "If you have to fly coach, this was the way to go. The star were lovely, plane clean, food was good. Very nice flight from LAX to Vienna."
Pros: "Great experience, friendly crew!"
Pros: "Good service on time arrival"
Pros: "The plane was comfortable and clean. Internet was offered"
Cons: "The Internet didn't work. Although boarding was good the person making the announcements needs to know she should speak up."
Cons: "I will never fly Austrian again! They disrespected my family, they did not honor my reservations, and the staff was just nasty!"
Pros: "My wife And infant son we're flying out and when I got them there ticket I asked if they had any available seats with leg room and he said there was nothing available but the best he could do was aisle. When my wife n son went to board on the Stewart or stewardess told them that they are not sitting there and that they will be flying first class today. When my wife landed n told me I was extremely happy that they saw her with a baby and gave my wife n son that option to sit in first class then be tied up in economy and no so comfortable. I greatly appreciate the hospitality you have given my wife n son. Thank you Filip"
Cons: "We flew from TLV to Skopje via Vienna. None of the flight were on time and there was zero communication about the flight status. We arrived to the gate to start the boarding and they just told us wait here for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes we were asked to wait another 20 minutes. Only when we missed the take off time by 10 minutes they bothered to update us and inform us that the flight is being delayed in 2 hours."
Cons: "economy class eats sold as business class !!! very poor and cheap strategy --"
Pros: "All flight members were servicing very pleasantly"
Pros: "very short layover and my check luggage made it all the way home with no problems"
Pros: "Fastboarding, left on time. Cleaner aircraft, too small for carry on. Carry on promised at staircase, delivered at luggage claim."
Pros: "Very nice and polite crew, great service."
Cons: "Regular breakfast was just a muffin and nothing else :("
Cons: "The ground crew harassed us for bringing our instruments on board. We fly with instruments for our work and this was the first time we were forced to check certain items and were detained for a period of time so that the ground crew could check with their superiors."
Pros: "It was fast and comfortable"
Pros: "Best take off, Best Fight, Perfect Landing...!!!"
Cons: "Diner was tasty...but, no breakfast... would have been great..!!!"
Pros: "Captain Schmidt greeting boarders. Spotless interior. Cheerful in flight staff. On time. Pleasant in flight refreshments. Smooth transitions through each phase of the flight. Prompt baggage delivery. I will always go out of my way to use Austrian Airlines."
Pros: "Most things were OK"
Cons: "Except a crying baby near me, during first half of the flight"
Cons: "Plane rescheduled, left 55 minutes later than anticipated. I was already preparing for having my luggage lost."
Cons: "if you sit in the rear part of the aircraft no menu no food options for you they give you what have left."
Cons: "Been traveling with Auystrian for a while now and so far so good, I'm very satisfied"
Pros: "The boarding and exiting of the aircraft was smooth and organized. I really do prefer that passengers be strictly monitored when boarding the plane according to their seats. It really does make sense to board the plane from the rear forward. I realize airlines feel like they have to make their business class passengers feel special, but it really doesn't make sense for passengers to be climbing over one another."
Cons: "I left my entertainment at home in a mad rush to depart which is very unusual for me. As a result, I had to rely on Austrian Airlines' copyright licenses, and they were less than satisfactory. Fortunately, I'm flying back with Lufthansa, so I hope there will be more variety there. The lavatory at the back of the plane was filthy by the end of the flight. I don't understand why the flight attendants feel to good to clean the lavatories for their passengers. We are stuck on a flying can for 9-10 hours and deserve to have clean lavatories during that time. At one point, I was thirty and approached the back of the plane. When I entered the rear galley, the ladies looked at me like I was intruding. If self-service is not available for passengers, then flight attendants should be prepared to serve their customers."
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