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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "All great experience!!!"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Friendly and wellmennerd team."
Pros: "Discount offer"
Cons: "More refreshments"
Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."
Pros: "Yes crew was very polite and seat were comfortable. Roomy enough to stretch leg for height of people up to 5'7"
Cons: "overall everything was good. Toilet could have been little roomier. little cranked up. People with overweight would have tough time.."
Cons: "WC size (too small) and location. Other airlines such as Lufthansa (NYC - Munich) do way better job in this category ( I believe Lufthansa aircraft was either A330 or 340)"
Pros: "Efficient, and courteous,seats too were comfy, neat amd clean"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "I found my seat a bit uncomfortable for this leg of the jurney"
Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy"
Cons: "Plane a330-300 was little older and outdated in terms of entertainment system , but since this is short journey hence i dont mind"
Pros: "Stuff is Fantastic, food is delicious, a lot of leg room, got to love Qatar Airways. No wonder they’re number one."
Pros: "The crew, especially Martin and Imen, were fabulous!"
Pros: "The food was good. Supposed to be Halaal (Kosher) for the Muslim population who have dietary restrictions. The economy cabin was comfortable enough. The cabin crew was friendly and helpful. We had a very short connecting time (1 hour) at Doha. They put a ground staff to receive all the ten passengers who needed to make that connection."
Cons: "The check-in person could have easily been a little less difficult with the slight over weight of the carry-on luggage."
Pros: "Food was excellent. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Entertainment was limited."
Pros: "The ease of connection from New York to Nagpur. It was a breeze."
Cons: "My personal headphones (Beats) couldn’t be used in the headphone socket which was a bummer. Also, the only male guy in the crew was trying to solve some meal issues and was trying to tell the hostess how not to tell the passenger!! All of it could be easily conveyed discreetly but he seemed to be least bothered!"
Pros: "Everything was first class with excellent service"
Cons: "Long flight with long layover in Doha"
Cons: "Too many security screenings including the airline’s itself.!!!"
Pros: "The service on Qatar airways was excellent as always. The seats were comfortable and the flight attendants provided a 5 star service throughout the flight."
Cons: "The playlist for the movies was old and needs to be cycled more often to allow the passenger greater selection. There were an adequate selection of tv shows however these were limit d to only a few titles."
Pros: "Great hospitality"
Pros: "The service on board is excellent"
Pros: "The entertainment was good without any hiccups"
Cons: "The crew was in a hurry burry which didn’t give a very good experience. I would suggest the crew to be little more tolerant and make their customers feel good.foo"
Pros: "The cabin crew, the cabin crew, the cabin crew. Enough said. They are thoroughly trained and exhibited unparalleled professionalism"
Cons: "Ground/baggage handling in ATL. Bags took 40-50 minutes to show up on carousel. The ground staff at ATL dropped the ball when everything else was going so smoothly"
Pros: "Beautiful airplane with an incredibly hospitable staff. Food was delicious, seats were spacious and comfortable. Couldn’t ask for a better 14-hour flight!"
Pros: "Cabin Crew was great, very professional and capable."
Cons: "I am about 6'1" and 195 lbs, would love to have had a bigger seat."
Pros: "The flight got delayed for 4.5 hours. We didnt receive any call, sms or email informing us about the delay. We went to the airport for checkin only to discover that it was delayed! No justification or any reason were given to us. We are travelling with a baby. We had to get a taxi to return to our home and return back to the airport after 4.5 hours. Called qatar airways and send them a xomplaint email. No one cared to answer. The worst flight ever. Will never go with qatar airways anymore"
Cons: "Delayed for 4.5 hours. Extremely bad customer service"
Pros: "Hospitality, boarding process"
Cons: "Food was slightly undercooked (chicken). Should have better process to check for that"
Pros: "The food was good. The legroom was enjoyable."
Cons: "I checked two bags and had them marked 'fragile', as I had valuables in there that I packed securely. When I retrieved the bags on the carousel, the fragile sticker was mangled, and both items from both bags were broken. Pieces of art I can not replace. Also, it took over 30 minutes upon multiple requests for the attendant to acknowledge my need for assistance."
Pros: "Again, the crew were top notch"
Cons: "Comfort and available entertainment were so-so"
Pros: "'Low cal meal for you?' Sorry embarrassing. Nothing low cal really bread butter potato corn thing ... kinda gross, just ate rice which is not low cal. Still waiting for my luggage ... driver will now have waited over an hour... sorry ..."
Cons: "Flight was delayed materially with little forewarning Service was poor"
Pros: "Service and crue was good"
Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "Lack of communication. Flight was two hours late from Boston to Doha. Not once were we told about the length of delay or what we need to do about connecting flights. And toilets were very smelly right from the start as it seemed that itinerary has seeped into the floor over time. And there were only two items as a main course and one of them in very small quantity. I was told that too many veg main courses were loaded by mistake and very few non veg."
Cons: "Almost missed my flight. I had to take a bus, go through a transfer check, and then take a train to the gate, which got me there so late (even with running) that they were calling my name (and a few others) over the loud speaker."
Pros: "Departed n arrived on time"
Cons: "Small old plane crow were tired I think"
Pros: "I like that the air stewards bring you water and drinks throughout and don't judge you for being too thirsty. I like that they respect that it is a night flight and serve the meal quickly so it can be dark for the whole flight and you can sleep as much as you can. I like how efficient the layover is in Doha - only 40mins!"
Cons: "I don't like when they don't ask the person in front to move their chair up for the meal and the passengers have to ask each other. I don't like that they can't tell you the gate of your connecting flight and how long it will take to get you there - including if you will need to take a bus and the train. I think this could reduce a lot of anxiety. If they could do this, it would also be helpful to let people who have a connecting flight that is boarding in the next 30 mins off the plane first. This would save pushing and shoving in the aisles... and would also reduce anxiety about booking a flight with such a short layover."
Pros: "Excellent Cabin Crews, Flights on time"
Cons: "Food is mediocre at best, comfort on 787 is terrible."
Pros: "Very friendly flight staff."
Pros: "I was upgraded to business class for the first time in my life. The food was good, and plentiful, in both classes. The stewards were accessible and friendly, the seats were comfortable. The movie selection was good"
Cons: "I was trapped in the window seat, because my neighbors were sleeping. Not Qatar's fault"
Pros: "the best air line I've ever been"
Pros: "When I missed my connection in Dohar, I was put up in an excellent hotel with all expenses paid and great food."
Cons: "When I arrived late in Doha because my flight from Heathrow was delayed, it was difficult to find help when I was trying to rush to make it in time for my connecting flight to Haneda."
Pros: "the crew, the comfort, the entertainment."
Cons: "My first time on Qatar, I'd heard only good things. The food was surprisingly bad, tasteless or bad tasting. Sure I'd take Qatar over most other airlines, but it seems maybe there are cutting corners on their food."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour which made us muss our connection transfer flight. E then were expected to fly the next day which I refused to do as I was a bridesmaid for my friend that evening so had to be there on Friday"
Pros: "all things"
Cons: "don't know"
Pros: "What they get right: The planes are comfortable and the flight attendants are attentive and kind. The price is okay, and there are plenty of flights from Doha to Manama."
Cons: "What they get wrong- Taking the Doha to Manama flight is like riding the commuter bus from New Jersey to New York City in the U.S. You get there, but that's about it. The waiting area is too small for the number of flights and quantities of people processing through. Many passengers were sitting on the floor while awaiting their flights. Not classy. The boarding process is tedious, and, inefficient, with people cutting in line, others trying to re-negotiate seating while getting their boarding cards scanned, and others not allowing room for additional passengers on the bus that takes you out to the plane. They get on, and block the doorway, so that they can be the first off when we get to the plane. It seems like no one is interested in making this quick and easy, so we can leave on time. That's the other thing. How can a local airline, named for its country, not leave on time? We were delayed about 20 minutes, waiting on people. Just leave them behind! Stick to schedule!"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable. The flight attendants were pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "After the flight landed we had to present our boarding passes one by one so they could be inspected again and our names were crossedoing off some list. It really slowed down meeting our ride and getting to customs. I think it also contributed o our flight being delayed since the flight before us had to do the same thing as they disembarked. I would be more concerned if my flight had a close connection if this is a standard practice. This was my first flight with Qatar. If the practice is standard I won't keep flying them."
Cons: "Even though we got off our connecting flight 30 mins before departure, the flight had "already left" as per the Qatar Doha crew and we were re-booked to the following day's flight. Very ridiculous."
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment selections were top notch. Also the service was very good. I would definitely fly with them again. They replaced our flight from an A380 to a B777. The 777 was much smaller and cramped. Also we no longer had the option of choosing our seats. I later found out this was due to an issue with Delta and Atlanta not allowing proper booking of larger planes."
Cons: "Since their service is new to Atlanta we had a bit of a problem checking in. They had separated their economy class section from business class at two separate areas within the terminal. These areas were not close to each other too and made it very difficult to find where to check in. The economy area was actually hidden away and made it difficult to find. It was so difficult that they finally started letting economy people check in at business class since everyone was getting lost. I am sure with time they will resolve these minor issues however."
Pros: "Dated entertainment on the inside televisions and some of the headphones and movies were hard to understand because of the audio quality. But the bottom line was I couldn’t find a cheaper flight for my trip and overall I look for savings and my airfare."
Cons: "Customer service from the flight crew was pretty dry, my biggest complaint though was that there was very much stagnant air quality and no ventilation at HC location like I am normally a custom on most other planes."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Pros: "Friendly, attentive, attractive crew."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment was lacking good selection of English movies."
Cons: "Third world airline have absolutely nothing good to say about the flight.Dirty airplane horrible food,lazy crew and this was business class"
Pros: "The food was very good."
Cons: "The amenities and how i was treated was poor. They cater to Chinese people only. Will not fly again."
Pros: "Seat was great"
Cons: "Food was horrible, can be better"
Pros: "Flight from Honolulu to Shanghai was great. Then problem on the transfer, we missed flight"
Cons: "We recd a text that said flight was delayed 35 minutes. We got to gate to find it wasn’t delayed. We were there at gage 45 min before the plane left but they said we were late, it was due to the text."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Flights are never ontime"
Cons: "Worst airlines"
Pros: "Crew worked hard in carrying out several meal and drink offerings. Seat had ample leg-room ( I am 6 ft tall)"
Pros: "Left the airport on time, arrived on time, good flight, good service onboard."
Cons: "Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english"
Pros: "Liked the price. Good for the price. I had flew with my wife and had 22hr layover. Just with our itinerary and passport, we could get 24hr free transit visa."
Cons: "Very limited English speaking programs/movies"
Pros: "Comfortable flight,on time departure,friendly staff"
Cons: "Long layover"
Cons: "Your flight delay so long time so i habe to canceled all plan. I lost a lpt of money."
Cons: "There were dried throw up on my sister's seat belt (next to me) and on the floor below us so the the whole duration of the flight smelled like throw up."
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."
Pros: "It was good flight"
Cons: "There was NO FLIGHT! I purchased this package under the presumption that I would be FLYING from airport to airport until I reached NYC. A three and a half hour bus ride on a 30 plus year old bus without a toilet AND proper functioning heat was NEVER mentioned. Because if it was I would have demanded a a direct flight or a refund. I was utterly devastated after walking around from kiosk to kiosk, line after line, to finally get the news that the flight I was looking for didn’t exist. That I would have to leave the airport by bus, a ticket that I would have to purchase myself, on an hour ride trip to a bus station, where I would have to take another bus 3.5 hours away to another airport. I spent a good fifteen minutes on the phone discussing the matter with a China Eastern rep. “Why on earth would some book a travel plan like this?” He told me it was the agency’s fault and not theirs. That there was a direct flight from Phuket to Shanghai but they didn’t put me on it. He also told me if I wanted to get home I had to catch that bus. With no other options available he had the woman at the counter write down the information on a post it note in Chinese characters to show person at the bus info/ticket line. I leave the desk in search of this airport bus depot and make a stop to exchange my few remaining American dollars for Chinese dollars to pay for this bus that not only wasn’t mentioned, but wasn’t paid for either. Of course when I drag all my bags down to the bus line and present my note the people have no idea what I want. I proceed to be bounced back and forth between the bus line and a new information desk like a tennis ball for 15 minutes. One of the most humiliating and embarrassing experiences I’ve had in quite some time. All the while in my head knowing that the window for me to make this bus and to make this flight is closing quickly. I give up on the bus at this point and decide to try my luck at a cab because I’m sure by this time of there was a bus I definitely missed it. I go outside to find that there are NO marked taxis in the designated taxi area. Just a bunch of guys speaking broken English fighting to get me in their unmarked cars telling me they all know the best way to go. Out of pure desperation to get home and get out of this ridiculous predicament this agency put me in, against my better judgement, I got in a unmarked car with a complete stranger, in a foreign country, with no ability to communicate with him, with no cell phone service in case of an emergency, and trusted him to take me to my destination. I’ve seen horror movies with less red flags than this but thank God it worked out and he got me to the station 20 minutes before the bus took off. The nightmare was only half over because now I had to ride in a bus that looked like it would fall apart any minute. It was 20 degrees outside with snow on the ground and we rode for the first 30 minutes of the trip with no heat! I was freezing, my fingers were numb I had to"
Pros: "The free cup of water"
Cons: "Welcome aboard Dictator Airlines... NO I WILL NOT SHUT MY WINDOW COVER"
Pros: "Great price. More or less on time. Reasonably comfortable. Good entertainment. No real problems."
Cons: "Mediocre food. Inscrutable website."
Pros: "Boarding was great, flights on time. Movie selection okay. Crew okay but not the friendliest."
Cons: "CANNOT USE MOBILE PHONE EVEN IN AIRPLANE MODE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC OR WATCH OFFLINE CONTENT. Silliest, most outdated rules I ever encountered on a flight. Not keeping up with the times, overly bureaucratic."
Pros: "I did enjoy a decent selection of movies to watch"
Cons: "I don’t understand why you’re not allowed to use your phone to listen to music or play games."
Pros: "The airline did its job in getting me there alive and on time."
Cons: "Not comfortable. Cant use phones at all. Crew wasn't very hospitable. Entertainment system wasn't fully functional. They make you close the shades no matter what time it is which takes away the perks of having a window seat."
Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Food was mediocre for a long flight like this. Could have been better. You get what you pay for. Cheap prices for a reason."
Pros: "Just do yourself a favor and sleep. Even though the flight is shorter they still give you a meal and a bottle of water which I found to be nice."
Cons: "Seats were definitely a lot more cramped and there was no sort of entertainment aside from the window or magazines (but then again, makes sense since the flight is a much shorter one)."
Cons: "Everything! The customer service was terrible and cold. Non refundable tickets should state in huge red writing that they are non refundable!!!"
Pros: "The seats are nice, but I was given a broken seat."
Cons: "My armrest in the business class seat did not work. Not ideal for a 10+ hour flight! Really disappointed."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "It was very unorganized & when asking for information the staff members of China eastern were unhelpful & unreliable & Very UNORGANIZED!"
Pros: "Comfort it is ok."
Cons: "Nothing to comment."
Pros: "Nothing about this experience was acceptable nevermind enjoyable."
Cons: "Due to some strangely worded "regulations" regarding layovers in China I was barred entry to my flight. China Eastern made no effort in helping me; essentially pointing the finger at the online booking agent (Kayak/Justfly) who in turn, pointed their fingers back at the airline. All parties refused to process my ticket OR refund my cost. Eventually I bought an additional ticket directly to the city of the final leg of my itinerary so as to avoid the visa restrictions on multi-city layovers. Only to find that China Eastern would NOT honor the ticket from Kunming to Vancouver as I had not been on the first two legs. Again, no solution was offered and no refund provided from China Eastern, Kayak or Justfly."
Pros: "The food was very bad"
Cons: "Checking in for this flight with hundreds of passengers was handled by only 3 China Eastern counters, and these counters weren't even open until about 2 hours before departure, which was barely enough to allow for the 80-minute check-in and the security/immigration screenings afterward. The fight itself was all right, but China Eastern needs much more efficiency on the ground."
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: "Terrible customer service, old plane still had ashtrays, served warm coke with no ice, food was shockingly bad, raw onion and squid salad, searched 3 times in communist china, no air conditioning in main terminal in Shanghai, crew was rude. Etc. etc"
Cons: "Terrible food. Bad customer service, old plane, power points broken, rude flight attendants, no air conditioning in main terminal in Shanghai- worst flying experience of my life. Plane was very dirty. Floors were sticky, window covered in hand prints and grease. Wow. Never again. I recommend going anywhere (like brisbane) and booking onward from there."
Cons: "I bought round trip tickets for me and my daughter. I am coming from San Francisco and my daughter from siem reap Cambodia (immigrant). I asked online if i can buy round trip for me and one way ticket for my daughter. They said i cant. So i bought round trip. Now i am here in Cambodia waiting to check in with my daughter but they said that my daughter does have ticket as it was cancelled since she was not in the departure flight from SFO. I am suing somebody."
Pros: "Decent movies"
Cons: "A delayed flight ended up costing me a ton of money!"
Pros: "Nothing everything is bad"
Cons: "Bad service poor food not even give you a beer"
Pros: "Shanghai to LA is a shorter flight than the other direction due to prevailing winds, so that is a plus. But it is still a long time on the plane."
Cons: "Food out of Shanghai is not as good as food out of LA."
Pros: "It was cheap flight ."
Cons: "No organization when it comes to passengers and anyo e can do what they want when chibese are going anywhere ."
Pros: "Service was good, space between the seats was large enough, crew was very courteous."
Cons: "I purchased internet for the flight but it was almost completely useless. Firstly because China is blocking facebook and all of the google services, including gmail and youtube. But also because internet speed was so low that I could not open most of the pages that I wanted. Also, some of the movies in entertainment section had no english subtitles. It was annoying to find out only after watching 3 minutes of commercials and few minutes into a movie."
Pros: "Overall is OK"
Cons: "Too long wait time at Shanghai"
Cons: "They changed the flight schedule during the last few days. Their phone lines don't work, either they don't pick up or all they speak is Chinese. The airport staff is mind-bogglingly uncooperative. They didn't even offer me a hotel for the 21 hours layover I was forced to endure. No one had proper answers; they were just sending me from one desk to the other till I gave up and slept at the airport itself."
Pros: "More entertainment on new hit movies"
Cons: "Delays in flight not too comfortable, too tight for leg room and I'm only 5'4 tall Food was good in quantity but could improve in dessert options"
Pros: "Had pleasant flight with nice crew and fellow passengers, mostly clean bathrooms considering 14 hour flight; i liked both their entrees fish rice as well as chicken rice. Enough choices for movies, including Indian movies."
Cons: "Wish there were veggie/chicken sandwiches in addition to pork sandwiches. I had to turn down the sandwich beacause I don't eat pork, even though I was hungry. Also, masala chai(tea) would be welcome."
Pros: "Everything was fine for me! Nothing special but fairly comfortable and no bad delays."
Pros: "It was a short flight and was over quickly. It was actually on time."
Cons: "Check in was a clustered up mess. There are several long lines at Shanghai airport to wait in. Be sure to leave enough time to get on the bus that takes you to board on the tarmac. As for the less than 2 hour flight, they offered a video entertainment service with a boring variety game show. Why not allow folks to use their smartphones in airplane mode like other airlines?"
Cons: "Just the passengers continuing on to Hangzhou were told to wait on the plane. Then after all the other passengers left, we were told to get off as well. Then we were told to stand and wait for at least 20 minutes, then routed through the airport to join the first group of passengers on the plane to go through immigration, where one of the immigration officers was yelling out us. Then we had to wait at least another 20 minutes before we were led to the check-in counter where we each person needed to get new boarding passes. This process took at least a half hour. Then we had to re-enter the regular security line to reboard our flight. When we landed in Hangzhou, this process was essentially repeated, except that this time we collected our checked bags and went through customs before having to go to the check-in counter, again, get a new boarding pass, again, and then go through regular security to continue the remaining leg of my flight. I've never seen such an inefficient transit procedure in my life!"
Pros: "It was actually quite good. It was a new aircraft and the hostess were nice."
Cons: "They kept the aircraft ice cold. U could see people wrapped in blanket on top of winter jacket"