CHI - SYD
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew amazing. Food was great"
Cons: "If the flight was on time."
Pros: "We were seated together as a family even though we were not able to reserved any seat"
Cons: "Food could be better. Especially the easily digestible meal. It was mostly mush so it's more easily chew meal"
Pros: "No... no... no...."
Cons: "More movie selections"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Missed my flight due to Customs. But AA took good care of me and got me on next flight. Wish layover was a little longer. Missed flight by 10 min"
Pros: "Felt welcomed"
Cons: "Just felt a little cramped but not to bad"
Pros: "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."
Pros: "The flight attendant and staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Japan airport is updated with excellent facility and flight transferring was easy."
Pros: "I was comfortable, Crew was pleasant and attentive. Food was really good- both meals!"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Pros: "The food was good the crew was trying to accommodate"
Cons: "I have a slight gut and the food tray wouldn’t come out on the seat assigned to me. Could have changed my seat would have paid more for it but they said it that wasn’t an option."
Pros: "Good food and movies. Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Tight seating and it was hot. No way to control individual airflflow"
Cons: "no 1st class offered. I wanted to use my system wide upgrade but can't get a flight that offers 1st class anymore"
Pros: "Dinner (coach) was pretty good. Earphone, screen for entertainment are very nice. I liked the charging slots for each seat. Crew is polite and friendly."
Cons: "The second meal (light lunch, i think) had dry shredded chicken."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, the staff was lovely and accommodating, and the food was delicious."
Cons: "The WiFi was very weak and barely connected to any website. It couldn’t connect to Netflix, but luckily the in-flight movies were okay."
Pros: "Superb service from checking (Chicago) to arriving (Kaohsiung) I flew economy and there’s plenty of leg room. Meal selections are better then flying 1st class cross country in the US."
Pros: "JAL went above and beyond. The aircraft was very comfortable, temperature was near perfect.. Onboard entertainment was very good. Flight attendants were very friendly, very helpful. And with out a doubt, this was the best meal I have ever had in-flight."
Pros: "Clean plane, very nice crew."
Cons: "Flying coach is always cramped for a tall person!"
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "The food could have been a little more mainstream"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. They let us switch seats when my boyfriend's TV wasn't working"
Pros: "So much food, great leg room, very comfortable and clean, kind and attentive staff"
Pros: "The high level of service and attentiveness"
Pros: "Amazing service. Delicious and plentiful food. Larger seats with more leg room. Quick and efficient boarding."
Pros: "Not many passengers so that I had empty seats and could lay down."
Cons: "Tv stopped working suddenly."
Pros: "Good service and very clean plane."
Cons: "After having an enjoyable experience on the first Japan Air flight, the second flight from Narita to Manila was late to board & leave, the food was not nearly as appealing and the flight seats were noticeably less comfortable and less roomy than the first flight."
Pros: "The Japanese crews were excellent on board."
Cons: "I didn't like the way the personnel at the check in counter in Dallas. Hannah didn't seem too helpful. I don't know if she was new but she seemed reluctant to help me when I couldn't find my luggage tags. I told her I wanted a kid's meal for my son but she didn't process the request. He did not get a child meal."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, polite crew, good selection of movies"
Pros: "I fly with JAL business class and it was the best business class I have ever experience. The crew was amazingly helpful and polite."
Cons: "I wish they can pronounce English language better. Sometimes I did not understand what did they said. Including the pilot. I don't want to be an American brat, but I did not understand what they said."
Pros: "This was a very long flight, but the crew was fantastic and attentive. The meals were good and they did everything they could to make us comfortable. The flight was on time and convenient."
Cons: "I wish all the seats were like first class. We were in economy class"
Pros: "Great service, attitude, hospitality. Was never treated this nice on any flight ever. Thought I was a king or prince. And that's how they make you feel. If I can, I only fly JAL and especially the flight JL9"
Cons: "The fact there are many airlines which can't even get close to what JAL can offer and even if they try, employees won't be able to match it because of the cultural differences. Makes me sad that other airlines (I won't name them) can still be in business... they need to fly JL9 once and hope they understand."
Cons: "Never make it on flight because the connection flight so messed up. Need to purchase new ticket with different airline finally."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1 hr."
Pros: "Great flight.The service was excelent.There was always a stewardous walking around and asking if you needed anything.Japan Aitlines is definitely one of the best in the world."
Pros: "The service on this flight was excellent.First class service in the economy section."
Pros: "The crew member was excellent and his charisma really made up for any shortcomings this little "puddle jumper" had. He even helped my companion out with some advice for relieving his ear pressure."
Cons: "WiFi was very flakey, and could not complete the Credit Card transaction to login... Wasted several hours."
Pros: "The crew were all exceptionally pleasant, helpful."
Cons: "I didn't care at all for the food."
Pros: "This flight was just pretty routine."
Cons: "I wasn't able to make my original flight but that was more the airport's fault so I had to take a later flight and didn't get a choice seat. Tight quarters."
Pros: "It was a good price. I always like JAL flights that provide much better service than American companies. The Japanese staff are EXCELLENT! My flight was delayed from Montreal, but when I arrived Chicago, the JAL crew was waiting to take me to the next terminal!! (This never happens for American airline companies!!)"
Cons: "The food is getting terrible. They had better food a year ago."
Pros: "Japan Airline employees are courteous and gracious. The plane and seats were comfortable, and they offered complimentary food and movies. I would definitely fly this airlines again."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like about this airlines."
Cons: "All passengers were onboard but the captain said that we need to go out and change to another airplane at different gate too (note: the changes made after passengers on board)"
Pros: "fine food, the pilot handled a typhoon like a pro"
Pros: "Soft chair."
Cons: "The stewardess was been chatting with the passenger the whole time and she called everyone a "darling." You have to pay for your snack and there are no entetainment. But like I said...I don't care because it's only a short flight. What I care is the flight being delayed."
Pros: "Great entertainment options. Didn't try the food but I never do. Friendly and helpful staff."
Pros: "The entertainment package was the best ever encountered with seemingly endless choices, keeping us happy all fight long. The seating seemed a bit crowded, and the food was mediocre. We survived, however, without any problem and overall enjoyed our first Dreamliner flight."
Cons: "Windows were dimmed most of the flight."
Pros: "Plenty of room for economy seats. Good food. Free movies and music. Friendly service."
Pros: "Everything! JAL ground crew, airline crew, their service is excellent. The interior of the airplane looked nice."
Cons: "It could use more games for children"
Cons: "The gate is keep changing ... It was 3 times changed."
Pros: "I was flying in economy so as expected the space available was limited but OK. Everything else was very good or excellent. Thanks JAL!"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful. Comfortable seat with nice meal. Overall loved it"
Pros: "Having social distance space to take a nap"
Cons: "I sat in the middle seat of the middle of the plane and the staff kept skipping me during meal and drink service because they assumed the other side took care of me. So that was annoying. I had to keep flagging them down."
Pros: "The check-in crew in Chicago was very nice and efficient. The flight crew on-board were not friendly, they were very curt and rushed, and did not go out of their way to be helpful."
Cons: "Friendlier staff during the flight. Better food for breakfast. The connection port for my headphones did not work...I would not have been able to watch movies if I hadn't brought my own single connection head phones."
Pros: "The crew was really nice and very attentive."
Pros: "The aircraft was comfortable and the electronic amenities were decent and needs improvement"
Cons: "Free WiFi and Dancing boys"
Pros: "The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding."
Cons: "Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Food wasn't that great."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. One of the onboarding staff was exceptional. Some onboarding staffs were unfriendly."
Cons: "Not allowing a laptop bag unlike Etihad, Emirates and other airlines was a bummer."
Pros: "Very courteous, friendly, professional flight crew and gate crew."
Cons: "Nothing to mention...very pleased"
Cons: "Catering load was poorly estimated. They'd run out of my first choice of brunch despite being in the first row (apparently pancakes are "really popular with the kids" but they don't load extra to account for this). Also ran out of my main choice."
Cons: "Slow boarding while passengers stand in the queue, late take off"
Pros: "This was my first experience with Qatar & it was outstanding. Crew members are extremely courteous & helpful. The aircraft seats in economy class were roomy & comfortable. Bathrooms were kept clean throughout the long flight. Food was very good as was the selection of flight entertainment. Can't thi"
Pros: "seat was great"
Cons: "flight attendant should be nicer"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful throughout the flight"
Cons: "The boarding process in Chicago wasn’t great. Zones were not used"
Pros: "Delighteful experience"
Cons: "Better guidance at transit stop"
Pros: "Plenty of room to move around"
Pros: "Food was excellent and the crew updated us through out the flight"
Cons: "That fee for overweight was excessive"
Cons: "Ord to Doh: People kept window blinds open all through 15 hour flight Flight temperature kept very warm"
Pros: "Good food and good hospitality"
Cons: "The gentleman next to me had broad shoulders, so I spent most of the flight with my body a bit twisted, and eating without being able to move my right arm normally was undesirable. The cabin was kept a bit warm throughout the flight. We had a long wait (30 - 45 minutes after leaving the gate) before takeoff."
Pros: "Best host staff"
Pros: "Video on Demand at each seat in coach. Friendly staff. Also patient staff, what with the languages they have to cover with each flight. The airline goes everywhere so it’s impossible to say what anyone will be speaking."
Pros: "Food was great Seats were comfortable Everyone was super nice"
Pros: "Courteous and friendly staff, on the plane and at the airports. Gave advice and directions when asked. Asked about time for food serving and said anytime you want something, come to the galley."
Cons: "A chorus of crying infants..."
Pros: "Great service and crew"
Cons: "I’m a 6’3” in shape man. I selected the bulkhead seats for extra leg room. Great crew, but my shoulders stuck past the seat edge 3” on both sides. Qatar should revise their claim of most room in cabin - this 12 hour flight was one of the roughest I’ve had in a long time comfort wise."
Pros: "Good food. Great staff and service"
Cons: "I wish there was more seating room and unusually long waiting time for toilets."
Pros: "Checkin crew was rude and was not at all respectful"
Cons: "Checkin crew was rude and was not at all respectful"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK very disorganized. Poor system. No vetting of wheel chair users many fakers."
Pros: "Every thing is great."
Cons: "Food Seat great service"
Pros: "On demand entertainment systems seem standard, as I’ve flown Qatar several times and always had it. Friendly staff. And Doha is a great connection airport."
Pros: "My flight from Chicago to Doha was late to come in and there was a gate agent waiting for us and two other passengers with a sign when we got off the plane. He told us that our flight had already left but he would get us on the next one. We ended up getting seats on the next flight but then were also given the option to get a temporary visa and explore Doha for the night. We opted for the comped night which included a very nice hotel and $100 in meal vouchers. We absolutely LOVED Doha and the hotel and food was fantastic! I don't think I have ever received better service from an airline or a hotel. We ended up walking around Souq Waquif and the downtown until 1am (we are two young females!) with no issue and just used Uber to get to and from the hotel. Everything was so well laid out for us! No complaints whatsoever!"
Pros: "The aircraft from US to Qatar was upgraded and looked new. I love the new on demand video streaming, the touch controls are precise and better than previous version"
Cons: "I wish the airline was a bit more organized with boarding. I saw people with other zones boarding even when they were not called. The air hostess was friendly but I kinda got a feeling that she is doing me a huge favor when I asked for something more."
Pros: "Hospitality, boarding process"
Cons: "Food was slightly undercooked (chicken). Should have better process to check for that"
Pros: "Enjoyed the food and the service from the crew. Plane was new and relatively new and comfortable."
Cons: "The check in agents were not very polite or helpful. They did not offer much assistance and help for a first time customer on Qatar Airways. My bags were also not loaded onto the plane and had to arrive on a later flight"
Pros: "Seats are comfortable with plenty of leg space. Aircrafts were clean and tidy. Landing and take off were smoothest I have ever experienced."
Cons: "Menu choice was very basic and quantity was also poor. Food quality was below par in terms of taste and presentation. In-flight crew was inefficient and flow. Meal trays laid on meal tables for hours after the passengers finished food. Flight attendants literally responded in over 30 min of call. I pressed special meals online before boarding. However, the flight attendants were not sure. They went back to kitchen to verify that and return with the ordered meal."
Cons: "Luggage items are missing."
Pros: "It was excellent."
Cons: "It was excellent."
Cons: "No consistency with hand luggage. My companions and I were held to strict weight limits. Others were getting on with three and four bags."
Pros: "The entertainment options were fantastic! The flight attendants were very cordial and hardworking."
Cons: "I was very pleased with my flight. I really have I complaints."
Pros: "everything was as expected from a world-class in the travel world."
Cons: "In economy class, the seats are not as roomy as I thought and leg room space is not suited for overseas 12+ hours travel comfort."
Pros: "Vegetarian food options"
Pros: "The Chicago flight was more than hour late so had to miss my cincinnati connection. Had to wait for 4 hours at the airport to catch my next flight- making the long journey even longer. No priority lounge access provided to make up for the delay. Qatar never getting my business again."
Pros: "Inflight services, food"
Cons: "Wheelchair services in India, person left in between and had to walk with pain in my foot for a distance."
Cons: "Boarding staff give us wrong advice to make extra money from the passenger. They also pressurized us to decide quickly. our each check in baggage was over weight 1 KG or less than 1 KG due to faulty scale at home. Instead of giving us a choice or advice that you are allowed two more hand bags. They pressurized us to make one baggage over weight from all 7 bags and harassed us to do it quickly because they are closing counter in 20 minutes. That's how they charged me another $65. Also they lied on the counter that your seats are in a row but when i went into the plane our seats were separate. Lesson learned don't trust the person over the counter of Qatar airways."
Cons: "The boarding was unusually long. We stood in line for twenty minutes to board the plane. This was difficult for many. The staff and airlines were unorganized and scattered."
Pros: "Not a lot -14 hrs in cattle class is no fun."
Cons: "Toilet out of order from beginning of very long flight. Food ordinary. Doha airport transfer awful."
Pros: "A380 FLIGHT! Woo Hoo!"
Cons: "You charge me around $400 Australian dollar because the emigration change the trip until I get the permission to travel overseas that not my fault , why you charge me all this amount ??!! Please return my money"
Pros: "Crew ok"
Cons: "Seat comfort and meals left a lot to be desired..."
Cons: "Jam packed flight. Qantas is squeezing people in and squeezing the profits. Happening way to frequently now."
Pros: "Food and movies"
Cons: "Boarding time"
Pros: "I slept for 12 of the 15 hours so? Food was good!"
Cons: "More leg room."
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Pros: "Crew were wonderful"
Cons: "The food must have been a bit off, though very tasty. Luckily had a 2 hou layover with nice lounge toilets"
Pros: "Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Made me run from connecting flight in Sydney."
Pros: "Expected more, newer plane, champagne was good."
Cons: "Service slow, chairs are too firm, no storage with seats. The entire experience is just OK"
Pros: "The crew, food and the entertainment were great."
Cons: "I booked for a window seat but I ended sitting on the aisle. I will double check the seating on my return flight so it won't happen again."
Pros: "Food was good. Crew was very accommodating."
Cons: "Very cramped seating. Trouble with iPad service."
Cons: "Disembarking.... No gate so had to get bus to shuttle to terminal... 1 bus for nearly 1000 passengers.... Took nearly 90 minutes to get off plane."
Pros: "The staff were polite and they took care of us well."
Cons: "The flight got cancelled the first night and then was also cancelled the next night I just happened to have been moved to an earlier flight so I didn't get stuck there the second day."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
Pros: "Staff of Quantas was helpful getting us on the plane after Emerites suspended our tickets We had to pay for a second set of tickets at a higher price on the day of our flight Lucky we made the flight"
Cons: "The seating was s cramped Glad the flight was only 3 hours"
Cons: "The food you can tell is heavily processed"
Pros: "I like ice cream (TipTop icecream). It was okay and much better then meal. The dark chocolate after meal was also good."
Cons: "I didn't like food in flight. I don't eat beef and the other option was not tasteful."
Pros: "even though i am Qantas life time gold, my silver emirates membership would not get me itto Qantas line in Melbourne. i had to change the flight attribution to Qantas"
Cons: "went i couldn't use my Qantas membership to access Melbourne lounge"
Pros: "On time. Smooth ride. Shorter than expected. Great service."
Cons: "Headset broken on entertainment system. Ancient hardware. Food. Meh."
Pros: "food and service"
Cons: "I'm 6'4"... no legroom in economy"
Pros: "I liked the fact that there was a water refilling station so I could get water when I needed/wanted it. The people were friendly and there were lots of times when the lights remained off so that people could sleep. There weren't a lot of interruptions during the flight so people could rest or do what they wanted! I also like that Quantas is associated with American so I got a ton of miles!"
Cons: "My seat wouldn't stay upright so any movement made it go back, which was fine for resting but when eating or sitting up, I kept falling back. Luckily the person behind me was understanding."
Cons: "You charged me twice in my credit card the Ticket from Adelaide -Melbourne and Melbourne-Sydney"
Pros: "We didn't experience any problems, all went well."
Cons: "I can't think of anything I didn't like,"
Pros: "It was a short flight from Wellington to Sydney. There was no food served but beverages and snack."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"
Pros: "I liked receiving a menu of food options. I liked the movie selections (although there were better option from JFK>LAX than LAX>SYD)! Crew were friendly."
Cons: "Those with special meals receive their food way earlier than the rest of the plane."
Pros: "Staff was courteous and the in flight food was good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1 and a half hours to start with. Although the entertainment system on the plane is very good, half way through the flight it started having issues. Movies stopped playing and then the whole system locked up. First it was just individual seats that had problems but eventually the entire plane was unable to view anything. Even a complete reboot did not help. We spent the last 6hrs of the flight unable to view anything even though they repeatedly tried to reset the system"
Cons: "We booked two vegan meals at the time we purchased plane tickets but the crew said they couldn't find our meal reservation, and didn't seem to care much that all they could offer us on a 14-hour flight was a couple fruit cups. Additionally, we had to land in Brisbane to refuel due to the "fog" in Sydney -- I checked other flights into Sydney later in the day and none others were re-routed due to fog -- which added almost 2 hours to our flight."
Pros: "Flgiht attendants and airline presentation and friendliness"
Cons: "The last time i flew was in 1999 when i was single and traveling NZ and Australia. This time i was taking my family. I had boasted to my fam that Quantas (was famous in my memory) as having economy seats that felt more like other airlines Business Seats. My kids were eager to experience the "Quantas" seats. I was severely dissapointed to find that your economy seats, now, are even smaller than the Chinese seats we regularly fly (we are in our 5th year of ex-pat assignment in China). You should have seen the look on my kids faces. Evidently, i must have "talked Quantas up too much", because there was a great deal of dissapointment. We will travel back to NZ and Aus., this fall, but will no longer prioritize Quantas as our airline of choise. I guess times change, and a little bit of nastalgia lost.... :("
Pros: "offer every passenger a iPad mini"
Cons: "Poor landing, not confortable from decending to touch down"
Pros: "Nothing because they did not allow us to take the flight. We had to buy new sets of tickets."
Cons: "They did not do their best to help us talk to the Australian embassy to allow us to re enter Sydney even as transit passengers just to be able to take our flight with Philippine airlines early the next morning. I know we made a mistake of getting flight to Manila in Sydney. We should have just gotten flight from Auckland instead but it was an honest mistake. They should have just allowed us since we know it's possible. We spent 14, 000NZ additional for that mistake."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and quite friendly about it as well. They were called to the row near me with five kids many times and always appeared with a smile."
Cons: "The headphone jack didn't work, its a long trip to not have consistent sound from the entertainment system. There were open seats in my row so I switched to another. Also one of my two checked bags didn't make it and I didn't get it until the next day"
Pros: "Boarding was quick on-time, and organized and we landed early in Sydney. We were lucky to have an extra economy seat for our 14 hour flight. Needless to say, we were comfortable throughout the entire time. The flight attendants were extremely friendly and happy. I loved how they closed the entire cabin down (windows closed and lights off) so that we could all sleep. All in all it was a very pleasant flight. We'll definitely fly Qantas again."
Cons: "The food was very average, but we don't count on good food in economy, so we weren't disappointed. My entertainment mechanism wasn't working correctly and I was unable to access TV or movies for most of the flight but it looked like everyone else was enjoying their entertainment."
Pros: "The food was reminiscent of the way many airlines used to treat their customers that added dignity to flying"
Cons: "Rather than leaving at noon, we had a 12 hours late caused us to have to overnight on the plane"
Pros: "On time, as comfortable as most for economy. good crew."
Cons: "On flight bwi to dallas dec 27, loaded us, 2 hr wait in plane on tarmac, then cancelled due to storms and too many planes in dallas on ground. Removed all of us from plane to rebook, a nightmare. Then proceeded to immediately reboard next flight of passengers on same plane to same destination and take off. Return flight booked all at once, Sydney to dallas to bwi. Sydney flight late, gave us special red easy pass envelope with boarding pass to connect to dallas-bwi flight. We had to wait for luggage, then in line for customs, and another line for re checking luggage, then walk to next gate and another security line, and flight left without us. Easy pass did nothing for us. Missed flight by 5 min. Gave us the impression when we got off sydney flight they were going to wait for us. Waited 45 min for luggage, 20 min for customs and 10 min for security. If we had any special treatment at any stage we would have made our connection. Worst experience with American Airlines ever."
Cons: "We missed our connecting flight and was put up in a cheap nasty hotel. This delay resulted in being redirected to LAX where we had to wait over 8 hours at the airport for our flight. When we finally landed in Sydney my wife's luggage was missing they discovered that it was left behind in Dallas. The airline later told me after I called back to check the status her bag did make it on a later flight only to discover that they were wrong. No bag as of yet, our entire vacation has been a disaster."
Cons: "I went to the counter to check in 1 hour before the flight (at around 6am), and the counter has already closed. The lady at the counter said that we had to check in at least 3 hours before the flight, which is a lie. I asked if there is anything she can help re-schedule, and she simple refused to help in anyway. I am very disappointed on the service of Quanta airline."
Pros: "The crew was nice. The food offering was quite good!"
Cons: "The seats were very cramped on my flight from jfk to lax. Good thing I paid for the extra legroom for the flight from lax to Sydney that was worth it especially for that 14 hrs. flight."
Cons: "Boarding process"
Pros: "Phenomenal customer service from every staff member. The captain kept everyone informed of the flights progress very routinely. Quiet environment promoted for sleeping during the late night."
Pros: "Friendly service Safety record"
Cons: "Extremely late take off from JFK to Lax and lAx to Sydney we were never told why? Food choices for kids need improvement"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "I was made to feel welcome."
Cons: "Old aircraft with seats in very bad conditions."
Cons: "Flight was a series of late take offs, the food was really bad, people are so crammed in there is no space to even move around, one entire area was blocked with people's stuff which led to exit doors and this is not safe....time to demand airlines provide decent space to at least be able to cross ones legs, can't even do that anymore"
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "The crew were wonderful. Very professional and tried to help as much as possible."
Cons: "Since we missed our connection and got booked on another flight, we didn't get the seats we paid for. Qantas charges to book your seats early which we paid but now they don't want to give us a refund."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful."
Cons: "Flight was delayed but not till an hour before it was to take off. As a result we missed our connection in LA and had to spend the night. Last an entire day of our vacation."
Cons: "Plane arrived delayed.."
Pros: "Loved it all. Thanks for helping me get home to Australia when other airlines couldn't."
Pros: "Really nice crew"
Cons: "The flight could’ve been on time and not delayed 24 hours"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Pros: "Good on flight entertainment"
Cons: "Tried to select my seat 2 weeks out from flight. Was told by multiple delta employees I can only change at the gate. Was unable to change seat and ended up getting downgraded to middle seat middle row. Rude flight staff that barked at the passengers"
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "More food choices, but what we had was good."
Pros: "Crew was exellent"
Cons: "The food quality needs to improve."
Pros: "Although the take off was delayed (having nothing to do with the crew or airplane or LAX), we arrived right on time. Good food. Great in flight entertainment. I appreciated the low lighting levels while we were trying to sleep/rest."
Cons: "The plane needs more bathrooms."
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Cons: "They might have had a pilot so the flight didn’t take off 6 hours late. Missed all my connections. Trying it again today."
Pros: "Not much I liked"
Cons: "The crew were the worst Delta crew I’ve ever had. Sat 1st class and waited 1 hour from sitting in my seat untill I was offered a beverage. Asked for a snack and was told to wait until the basket was brought around, 20 minutes later. Asked for coffee, it was terrible and served with attitude."
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours at LAX and even though we made it to the gate to fly out on our connecting flight they had given our tickets away and booked us on a flight 5 hrs later. They told us our bags would be transferred. They werent and now both my daughter and i are starting out a dream vacation with no l"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Outlets to charge my electronic devices for the long flight"
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."
Pros: "Leg space"
Pros: "Boarding was seanless"
Cons: "I wasn’t able to sleep much because the seat was not comfortable."
Cons: "They lost my luggage & made me miss my connecting flight"
Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."
Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Pros: "I asked twice for a second declaration form as I made a mistake on the first and both requests were ignored by cabin crew. 2 crew members said that they would accommodate me but neither delivered."
Cons: "Not enough searband leg room"
Pros: "Crew very friendly"
Pros: "The food that was served was good. The crew was attentive and nice ."
Cons: "Comfort seats didn’t seem like much different than reg seats. Didn’t like the cattle call boarding process at lax ."
Pros: "my seat did not recline so i was very uncomfortable."
Pros: "I had a whole row to myself and was able to sleep"
Cons: "No movie selection, no blankets."
Cons: "Overall the flight was good. It would be nice to see if we are Lincoln and Wi-Fi and the greatest selection of movies to its offerings."
Pros: "spacious comfortable seats"
Cons: "I waited in line at Virgin Australia for 35 minutes only to be told that I was actually on a Delta flight even though my itinerary said Virgin Australia. good thing I was early to airport or I would of missed my flight because I had to go find Delta check in"
Pros: "Empty seats, room to spread out"
Pros: "Flight Attendant and great Boeing 737-800 was amazing"
Pros: "We traveled first class. Plane needs an update. Seats were not comfortable and did not work correctly. the crew had to continually pull the seat cushions up and reset the elec mechanism b"
Cons: "I booked through kayak and received an e-mail saying "you're booked!" with a flight itinerary and everything and then I got to the airport and they told me I had no ticket to get on the flight and no payment had ever been made and that to get on the flight I would have to pay over $1000 for a seat !!!! The original ticket I bought was under $400. I was NOT happy with this at all - Kayak screwed me over and I expect compensation."
Pros: "adjustable head rest is great - being given a pillow is great - the plane was not too cold to sleep either (as they often are)"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats that are far too close for tall peolle"
Pros: "nothing other than on time departure Ann's arrival"
Cons: "I specifically shopped carriers other than delta or united, tho my regret usa carriers have stopped offering comforts, service, quality food. Not sure how, but even though I bought virgin Australia ticket and flight, I ended up on delta. Terrible sitting, even though after I paid for tickets I was charged extra for more leg room and priority boarding, I got neither, they advertised free texts in flight, it didn't work either."
Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"
Pros: "Requested a special meal over the phone when I checked in i.e. 24 hours before talk off, customer support confirmed my request but the crew told me that they had not received anything as such....crew didn't even bothered to offer any alternative. I was fine, didn't have any reservations but my wife and kid went starving all the way remember it was a 15 hour flight"
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Food above average. Plenty of entertainment options."
Cons: "Delta is not the only airline to have planes with the new seat configurations in First Class but they are a big disappointment for tall passengers and couples who enjoy traveling together and cannot even carry on a comfortable conversation on a 15-hour flight."
Pros: "Crew were lovely, boarding wasn't too painful."
Cons: "Payed extra for a seat that was the seat I selected. Totally disappointed"
Pros: "Spacious, clean, great host and hostesses. The flight arrived at our destination 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Not having a seat assignment until arriving at the gate."
Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."
Pros: "Crew was stellar, very accommodating."
Cons: "Food was WAAAAY to salty. Needs some more flavor than just salt sad to say. Would be nice to be offered an entire can of soda not just a cup full of ice and a tiny amount of liquid. Charging for exit row swats? Cmon.... I'm 6 foot 5, why should a 5 foot 115lb woman get all the extra leg room but I canot?"
Pros: "We travelled Economy comfort which has extra leg room & recline, which is great for a long flight such as this. Food was ok, crew were great & there was a lot of good entertainment to watch? A nice smooth ride down to Sydney."
Cons: "Food wasn't so great & coffee as with most Airlines is terrible."
Pros: "Over all was okay, but when we all boarded the plane, they last minute said the pilot would be late, and delayed our flight for almost 2 hours. We were almost late to our next flight in Minneapolis to Raleigh which was also pretty upsetting. But, the service was decent, we didn't order any food besides the free complimentary drink & snack and the entertainment was very good. There was a wide range of films, shows, and podcasts to watch."
Cons: "Management was very bad- Delta screwed up really bad"
Pros: "Flight itself was mostly fine. Adequate overhead space. Boarding process ok."
Cons: "Adequate legroom but seat space so tight could not even reach things dropped on the floor. Seats are HARD! Some USB sockets didn't work. Entertainment system is old and clunky, often didn't respond to touches. Crew was grudgingly OK, didn't seem to want to be there to help. Food was a disaster. Special meals were all wrong. Food brought was mostly terrible."
Cons: "Several hours was added to my travel day when my Calgary to Seattle flight was cancelled and I was rerouted from Calgary to Vancouver to Seattle. It seems to me that if an airline initiated change that significant occurs, I should have an option given me to change my itinerary."
Pros: "We had originally booked seats that were not together but we're able to change them at the gate. We sat in the last row of the 777 which only had 2 seats on either side of the plane rather than the standard 3. The seats still reclined tho not as much as the other rows. Food was free and excellent- so was the entertainment (I watched 4 movies on the 14 hour flight). Crew was great. Alcoholic beverages were also free but we don't drink so it didn't matter."
Cons: "The flight from phx to lax was ok but it was a small plane (CRJ700) and we're big people. No amenities whatsoever except for soft drinks, juices and peanuts. Flight was on time and made the connection with time to spare."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."
Cons: "Reasonable price"
Pros: "The Crew, very nice."
Cons: "Delta air had delayed flight which made my family and I miss our flight in Sydney to Cairns."
Pros: "I thought I had ordered a vegetarian meal but I had not. The crew was helpful in getting me an extra one and heating it up for me without me asking. I thought I would just skip a meal but was thankful I did not have to do that."
Cons: "I was sitting in a middle seat next to a very broad shouldered and tall man who also had a middle seat. He could not help taking up space in my seat because of his large size. It was a very long flight and very uncomfortable and cramped. I wish extra large passengers could not be given middle seats as they need more room."
Pros: "I’m a vegetarian, they made it easy with the online ticket note. I appreciated the thoughtfulness."
Cons: "Small leg room but plenty of overhead space for luggage. Don’t forget you can only have 5kg of personal item and 10kg of carry on luggage. Not many people follow the rule but they will make you pay. I paid for heavy checked bag and still had to take items out... not sure if that’s just me!"
Pros: "The amenity Kit for the business called my attention. Well chosen and good."
Cons: "The temperature of the cabin was terrible. too hot in a flight of 14hours"
Pros: "There was nothing to complaint about. Thanks for the great sevices!"
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Pros: "Economy seats are not comfortable on any airline. I wonder why seats in a car are more comfortable than in an airplane? The staff were very zealous and proficient. They were pleasant and helpful. The food was the best of any airline I have flown. I was very impressed with the biscuits!"
Cons: "I did not like riding the bus to my airplane on the tarmac."
Pros: "The seats reclined more than I expected, the food was surprisingly good, and the entertainment options were very good."
Cons: "The flight attendant for our seating area was not pleasant. It wouldn’t have hurt him to try a little harder. Also it was very warm on the plane. We were expecting to be cold and it was quite the opposite."
Pros: "There was entertainment and wifi"
Cons: "The seats weren’t the most comfortable"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and price was cheaper."
Cons: "Bad headphones, very cheap quality of sound. Crew spoke very little English. Many announcements were in Chinese only. The plane deboarded at the tarmac and passengers were hauled in big buses packed with people-the ride was about 15-20 mins long due to the planes on runway, other buses and airport vehicles"
Pros: "Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly."
Cons: "Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent."
Cons: "It would be good if the Chinese Eastern Airlines employees worked to improve their spoken English for the sake of those who don't understand Chinese. The airport announces over the speaker system were especially difficult to understand."
Pros: "The seats recline quite far- making it more comfortable, good up to date entertainment."
Cons: "The staff was rude, the food was horrible, they lost our laugagge-ruining our vacation, poor costumer service."
Cons: "The check in experience was awful. We have a layover in shangai and found out we have store our bag in a pay locker. He almost didn’t let my friend on as she had 8 clean pages on her passport but none of them were clean on Front and Back side. He said Indonesia would not let her. That was untrue. And we were in business class no less."
Cons: "The video screen did not work correctly. Could not view the flight info on the map. The headphone jack was very uneven."
Pros: "The actual plane, the entertainment, the likeability of the crew members"
Cons: "The food is way below average for an intercontinental flight such as this route: needs better quality, options and for 15 hrs flight, needs to come more regularly."
Pros: "Pretty good entertainment choices, attentive staff"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants. Luggage didn't transport to next flight."
Pros: "The price was amazing. You can’t beat rt from Chicago to Singapore for $630. Considering that’s what I paid, the flight was excellent. But overall and compared to other international flights, it was alright."
Cons: "The food wasn’t stellar (although, what airplane food is?), and my seat didn’t recline properly. That was really a pain, as it was a 14hr flight."
Pros: "the goodness"
Cons: "the ungoodness"
Cons: "Need to improve thier communjcation skill."
Pros: "Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good."
Cons: "The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous."
Pros: "Price of the ticket was phenomenal. Plus, there wasnt a significant decrease in service. When you travel on a budget, it is hard to do better than this."
Cons: "Food was soso. I got fish, they didnt have a choice. There is wifi. However, NOTHING american works. I am not sure why. I was able to get some chinese websites to work, no google, gmail or anything nonchinese. I suspect it has something to do with China censoring the internet?"
Cons: "Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless."
Pros: "Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!"
Pros: "Cheapish flight"
Cons: "Late. Dropped passengers into pouring rainstorm giving us each a napkin for protection. Airport in Shanghai is consistently dirty, poorly marked and mostly unfriendly. Big gobs of snotty spit in the sink. Yummy!"
Pros: "Didn't fly to Sydney actually, we missed our connecting flight to Sydney and thought all was lost. Until the travel desk woman for Shanghai and China Eastern came to our aid! It was a lost cause, but 3 1/2 hrs after landing we found ourselves with a new and quicker way actually, to Melbourne and then to our destination of Christchurch! I wished I knew the woman's name at the desk, she was patient and looked for every way to help us, even with a language barrier present. Thank you again."
Cons: "Nothing nothinf"
Cons: "cabin was too warm and stuffy"
Pros: "Free internet access on the plane. Excellent"
Cons: "I have reserved the seats, but at check in desk, there was no information about it. I don't know what happened to my reservation."
Pros: "Overall the flight was great, great service"
Cons: "the A/C performance was very poor and uncomfortable to sleep during the flight, it was too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "I made a friend"
Cons: "I lost a friend"
Cons: "Our flight got delayed and didn't leave til 2am we were supposed to leave at 9"
Pros: "the service was outstanding"
Cons: "the temperature control in business class was very poor, it was too hot for the duration of the flight. 2 requests were made to improve and the staff tried, but it was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Cheap Friendly staff Smoothe ride Frequent beverage and meal service Blankets and pillows"
Cons: "No paper towels in bathroom Seats don't recline far"
Cons: "Everybody was told that the flight was on time, so we were on board at 8:45pm from Shanghai to xiamen. After waiting in the plane for 1.5 hours, they informed us that the flight was cancelled. We had to check out our luggages. The airline arranged the hotel, and our flight was rescheduled to next day at 8 am. We were randomly pick to stay with another passenger in the hotel. 2 people a room. When we reached the hotel, it was 1 am, and we were told to check out at 5:20 am. We all did, and waited in airport till boarding time. The flight was delayed again. It was too much of on and off and tiring with all the travels. I wouldn't mind if the airline tell us ahead, and we could have time to make some plans...instead just wait in the airpots."
Pros: "Plane was reasonable and comfortable, modern, good entertainment"
Cons: "Delay in getting into Shanghai caused 24 hour delay there. China Eastern put me up in a hotel, but 24 hours wasted. Minimum 2 hours in Shanghai if you want to make it - terribly busy airport, and most planes boarded and deplaned by bus"
Pros: "I was able to change seats after takeoff and have an empty seat next to me."
Cons: "You're not allowed to use headphones about an hour before landing."
Pros: "The flight was on time and got me where I needed to go."
Cons: "The food was poor quality, the worst airline food I have had in a long while. The selection of entertainment was very limited."
Pros: "Cheap, economical option. Swift processes."
Pros: "I'm over six feet and was able to stretch my !egs on a 777. Bathroom was huge! Crew was efficient. Probably my easiest trip to Asia, didn't feel limje a 14 hour flight."
Cons: "Food was good but I'll pack some extra for the next flight. When flying out of China expect delays."
Pros: "The airplane staff was kind."
Cons: "One of my suitcases did not arrive to my final destination. I was told that it arrived in Shanghai but has not been shipped to Zhengzhou. I arrived on January 1st. It is now January 3rd, and I still do not have my suitcase. Also, I am being told that I will need to pick up my suitcase when it arrives, but it should be delivered to my home. This has been a huge inconvenience. I have important things that I need and it has been delayed for far too long. I should also not have to pick up the suitcase because it is not may fault that it was misplaced. I refuse to spend half the day to go to the airport, and I also refuse to spend money on a taxi service to get me there."
Pros: "This was not the first time I am taking China Eastern. For some reason they have switched plans because there is no individual screen anymore. For a 11 hours flight no individual TV is really boring"
Cons: "Pilots continually smoking throughout flight. Woke me 5 times during my sleep. Very clearly it can't be stewards or passengers as smoke alarms are fitted throughout. Stewardesses politely pretended not to notice or smell the fumes every time it happened."
Pros: "Overall everything handled by Qantas"
Cons: "I bought a China eastern flight, and even I got the category of ELITE PLUS, i didnt get any preferential treatmente because the flight was operated by Qantas"
Cons: "The flight left late. The crew was useless. The food was terrible."
Pros: "I flew Qantas, and it was quick and easy."
Pros: "I had a whole row of seats by myself, so was the rest of the passengers it was comfortable"
Cons: "They served the dinner buns after the dinner has already been consumed by basically every one."
Cons: "Delayed for 90 minutes because of some not well explained reason."
Pros: "The flight was exceptionally good for the price I was paying."
Cons: "There was no food choice in the in-flight catering. Everything available had fish in it. There was girl sitting next to me who was allergic to seafood and couldn't eat anything except for the bread roll. But I guess for the price, the service provided was really good."