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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew were very gracious and kind."
Cons: "Food not as good as before"
Pros: "Crew could have been less rude"
Pros: "Plane was super clean and comfortable. A long flight but we'll cared for by host."
Pros: "The crew members were really nice and accommodating."
Cons: "Need more entertainment selections."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."
Pros: "Good food. Friendly staff efficient airports."
Cons: "Confusion at check in on baggage constrains. Conflict between what the agent told us and what was documented on our ticket contract. Plane very cold Unable to recline seats for much of the flight under guidance of flight attendants. Unable to sleep as a result."
Cons: "Nothing much"
Cons: "The person next to me had a distinct body odor."
Pros: "Best airline I've ever been on"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly, professional and helpful"
Pros: "Although business was full, it was quiet. Cabin chief was very helpfull and professional."
Cons: "food choices are not bad. TV screens are super bad. Resoulition is almost from 90's era first flat screens! One stewardess had friends in business. a couple sitting one after another in window seats. She spent most of her time chatting with them, taking photos while we were trying to sleep."
Cons: "Softer seats and more movies"
Cons: "Cramped seats, no leg room, horrible food, stupid COLD snack!"
Pros: "This was the most comfortable business class mid haul flight I've ever taken."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing went wrong."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment was great, lots of movie selections"
Cons: "The leg room was horrible. Honestly the worst space I've ever had in a flight. I was shocked considering Singapore air is considered one of the best airlines"
Pros: "Lie-flat seats in business class"
Cons: "4 hrs delay due to failure of Singapore Airlines to have a working plane on site at the appointed time. Even worse: chaotic deplaning with one crew member telling passengers to deplane and another yelling at them in the bridge for doing so. A mess of lines trying to get a new boarding pass for a rebooked missed connection—at the front of the line the agent said oh, you need to wait in this other line. Agents had no clue where to direct passengers and gave incorrect directions that necessitated more waiting. No updates to new flight time in the business class lounge. Once the flight was in the air, service was terrible. Attendants would ask for orders, then never bring them or bring the wrong thing."
Pros: "Wow they did not disappoint flight attendants Overdid themselves with amazing service planes are super clean and entertainment systems are state of the art great job Singapore Airlines can’t wait to fly with you again you definitely earned your #1 ranking"
Pros: "The service was excellent start to finish. I found the movie selection to be excellent on the plane and the food was tasty and above average for airline food, and the seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Space in economy seat was good. Huge selection of movies. Food was tasty. On flights to Frankfurt, Singapore Airlines may want to keep more sparkling water in stock, as Europeans prefer this to still water."
Cons: "There was a smell in the plane when I first arrived like vomit. It may have been the cleaning supplies."
Cons: "Food , both quality and quantity was poor. Entertainment - world movies did not have many choices for such a long flight"
Cons: "We were not provided vegetarian food on two legs of journey although we had earlier informed the airlines."
Pros: "Excellent service and attitude from ALL crew! Roomy premier economy!"
Pros: "Very attentive, great food, quality aircraft"
Pros: "Great entertainment system for a short haul fl flight"
Cons: "Terrible food"
Cons: "Expected to have more indian movie choices."
Pros: "friendly and attentive crew. connecting flight was a breeze. well worth the price."
Cons: "Headphones didn’t work entirely for listening to movies. Had to manually hold it in."
Pros: "Crew members were very friendly n helpful."
Pros: "This time I made the mistake of flying with my kids (4 and 6). The flight or them was last minute (booked less than 8 hours before take off) so there were no pre-planned kids meals etc. The in cabin team were awesome! They made sure they go a choice of meals, that they had things to do, that they were enjoying the flights. This on top of the usual awesome that they have."
Cons: "It's still in Huston. Flying economy isn't the same as flying business but my bank account says I need the cheaper option. Can we please move this flight to DFW instead? :-)"
Pros: "I’ve flown with a lot of airlines in every class. This was an economy class flight and still the food was better than I’ve received in business class on American. The seat was comfortable, the entertainment options varied and extensive and the cabin team were amazing. They clean the bathrooms between uses. Seriously how do other airlines still exist?"
Cons: "No free upgrade? ;-). But that’s unreasonable. I love this airline having not flown with them for 4 years I don’t understand why!"
Pros: "The A380 is an amazing plane. The flight was smooth and the engine sounds were fairly low."
Cons: "Waiting on line to check in was more than a half hour although there were probably only 10 people ahead of me. Got a hard time on the weight of my carry-on being more than 7kg although I had to point out that my ticket allowed me two bags that were 23kg each - I had nothing to check. Eventually, when I pointed out that I could wear enough of the clothes from the carry on, they agreed to let me take it on. On board, the service was cold, bland and infrequent. The entertainment system lost sound perhaps 20 minutes into the flight."
Cons: "Seats were bit hard without proper head rest.entertainment kiosk was not working."
Pros: "Crew was overall friendly"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment system very old and doesn't work properly, wake you up in the middle of the night for breakfast, service not efficient as half of the plane orders Indian food and get served first"
Cons: "My Vegan meal was terrible."
Pros: "The hot towels. The meals were good. The entertainment screen was great, and a great selection of movies and TV."
Cons: "Don't change anything!"
Pros: "the selection was impresive to m"
Pros: "The entertainment 100s of movies & Shows The very good portions just right"
Cons: "Boarding is very efficient and well organized But when it is going to be an hour late the passengers should be told not stand there on lines with no information"
Pros: "First class airline. Great flight, great service, and even the food is better than "not bad". Seriously, Singapore Air offers flights between the U.S. and Asia at very competitive rates, but never seems to skimp on customer care. A well-done experience from start to finish..."
Pros: "Excellent crew, efficient processes and overall relaxing"
Cons: "Old business class hard product. Seats can't be adjusted much and the bed is too short due to small head- and footwell."
Pros: "Attentive Staff - Fabulous"
Cons: "Food not so good"
Pros: "Great food, friendly staff, on time... what else do you need?"
Pros: "It is really nice to have a direct flight option to Singapore"
Pros: "Hot/Cold towels, great movie selection, more space, good meals"
Pros: "From the beginning until the end the service, the vibe, the flight itself was amazing. I don't know any other airline I flew with so far that hosted me and all other flyers better. At any time I was supported by the staff and even if it was busy they constantly had a kindness and smile in their face. I don't fly with any other airline on long distance flights! It was clean and neat on top at any time. I love flying with Singapore airlines. I feel safe and in good hands all around. This is how service should be at any airline! It is never less good but a constant since years! Thank you"
Cons: "There is nothing I did not like."
Pros: "The service was amazing. The flight attendants were all so friendly and eager to assist. The meals were very tasty and complimentary wine was such a treat. Blankets were nice and thick, pillows were comfy, and you even received a little bag with socks and toothbrush."
Cons: "Can't think of anything:)"
Cons: "Earphones were poor and when replaced still did t work well"
Pros: "Singapore airlines was awesome. I really enjoyed the hospitality of the cabin crew. They were very helpful and very eager to fill my needs. I will fly Singapore Airlines again without hesitation."
Cons: "Be more descriptive with which connecting flights we need to go on. We were not aware we we're supposed to get on Silk Air as one of our connecting flights, but we did eventually figure it out. It would really help to let us know your subsidiary companies."
Pros: "I would definitely fly with Singapore again. Their staff is super attentive, they have lots of options for in-flight entertainment and things generally went smoothly. I didn't sign up for a special allergy meal ahead of time but they were able to accommodate me anyways."
Cons: "The food was overcooked, mushy and tasted old. The seats were small and didn't recline very much. I think these things are kind of normal now on most airlines."
Pros: "We really enjoyed this airline"
Pros: "We really enjoyed this airline!"
Pros: "To long lay over"
Cons: "Direct flight from South Africa to USA"
Pros: "Flight not full, so space to move. Great service"
Pros: "The Service is always great, entertainment system is great and the food is even good."
Cons: "I liked everything!"
Pros: "Food was great , seats were comfortable and crew was very helpful. Entertainment was more than enough."
Cons: "(1) Was about to miss flight because originally my flight booking was from Benazir International Airport Islamabad but t the time of flight I boarded from a different and new airport in Islamabad which had become operational in Islamabad in the last week of April 2018 . My flight was on 10th May 2018 from Islamabad to Doha to Chicago but neither my online booking site ( Kayak ) not Qatar Airways sent any notification that my Boarding was changed from Banzir International Airport to the newer, bigger airport. Consequently , on the day of flight, I went to check in and board from the Bnazir International Airport but upon reaching the airport I was told that the airport was no more in operation. I was surprised to hear that all flights were to be from the newer airport. By the time I rerouted my taxi to the new airport I was already late for my flight but fortunately the flight from Islamabad to Doha, Qatar was delayed and I made it to the boarding time and flew to Doha , Qatar and then to Chicago."
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Cons: "I was not given any option regarding the change of my departure flight from Colombo. Originally it was scheduled for 13th 3.25AM and it was brought forward to 12th night 20.20. This caused inconvenience to me and my family to wait 7 hours for the connecting flight to Johannesburg from Doha. When the flight is changed by airline for their convenience, they would have given preferential treatment to the passengers involved. We had to bare the cost of food and make us comfortable on our own due to the delay in transit."
Pros: "Thank you to wonderful hard working Crew."
Cons: "I am a lacto ovo vegitarian. The meal was just vegitarian. I would have like to have an ice cream or a piece of cake."
Pros: "Like your six seats in a business class row compared to Emirates, Air India and very awkward seats of Etihad. Qatar business class staff also tad better than others."
Pros: "Very organized, helpful staff, they also provide lots of entertainment and food"
Cons: "Dirty old plane"
Pros: "I have long stay in the DOha airport, 22 hours, and during this there is no accomodation is provided by Qatar airway"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The crew was very accommodating. The food is better than some other airlines. The entertainment provided had a lot of choices I had an 8 1/2 hour layover in Doha. They booked me a short stay in a hotel at no extra charge. This included a car and driver to and from the hotel. It was a nice hotel close to the airport."
Cons: "I was sitting in economy. I booked too late to get any type of upgrade for extra legroom. For Economy it was OK, but cramped and hard to get comfortable on a 13+ hour flight."
Pros: "Soft blankets, seats were okay, crew was wonderful."
Cons: "No wifi even though kayak advertised the flight as having it. Bathrooms were full of trash and quite dirty by the end of the flight."
Cons: "Didnt have food My mother has diabetes and she had one meal in her 14 hr flight Unacceptable"
Cons: "The Qatar stuff at Nairobi airport was very rude when I tried to ask for their help. She was extremely inpatient and showed us angry face. Totally disappointed and not expected from an airline claimed to be one of the best."
Pros: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Crew members were not concerned. Service was not proper and on time."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable with sufficient leg space and overall ambience of the cabin."
Cons: "I pre ordered Hindu meal. The meal selection by the airline was same from Karachi-Doha and Doha-Chicago. There was no choice of menu in the meal on such a long flight. Moreover taste of offered food was not satisfactory."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "My family was happy with the service provided by Qatar airline."
Cons: "Missed it because my flight from Colombo was delayed by 6 hrs."
Pros: "The seats recline far enough tonsleep good Good movie selection Good tv selection although more episodes would be nice"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time, meals were above expectations."
Cons: "Difficult boarding procedure."
Cons: "The customer service of your company is the worst."
Pros: "Best airline in the sky"
Pros: "Leg room. Free booze. Personalized attention"
Cons: "The thought of flying American carriers afterwards"
Pros: "Plane wasn't full, which was nice."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Starting the pre-boarding process into an area without a restroom was horrible. Not allowing us to bring a water bottle on a 14-hour flight was cruel. Movie selection could be better. Additionally, it seems like the Qatar airport is becoming more like a US airport. Agents were barking orders and the pre-boarding process was slow. It was not a good start to the flight."
Pros: "Lots of disruptive kids, one of the ethnically chinese (sorry didn't catch her name) was very attentive and supportive of parents trying to keep their kids happy on a twelve hour flight."
Cons: "Long flight, infrequent water distribution, half the staff just chatting in the back. Filthy bathrooms not cleaned in flight."
Pros: "Lots of leg space, good seats."
Cons: "Food could be better, much better."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, i had only 2 hours connection in Chicago for an international flight, they asked passengers to NOT panic and do not ask if they didn't call a passenger name. They will call passengers who would miss thier connection for accommodation otherwise you are safe. Unfortunately I didt ask since they didn't call me, when I reached the gate from Chicago, it was closed."
Cons: "I had to have the same food in both flights"
Pros: "I usually don't need a lot in the flight, just to kill some time. With Qatar, it was easy, your own entertainment screen with a huge selection of content. Plus the seat was very comfortable and wide, a lot of leg space. New aircraft. what more can you ask?"
Cons: "Not sufficient food, less quantity or quality of food, cramped seat, there was a big guy sitting next to me, unable to even rest my hand"
Pros: "The crew and food were excellent! Great pilot also."
Cons: "Seats were too small and not very much cushion for your bottom, especially for a 15 hour flight. Also 3 out of my 4 flights with Qatar were delayed 20-45 minutes after everyone was boarded on the flight. Person in front of me 2 of 4 flights had their seat reclined which gave me no room what so ever. It made eating and watching tv uncomfortable."
Pros: "The food was fabulous and plentiful. We also took advantage of the free tour of Doha--a very pleasant way to spend a six-hour layover. Flight attendants were all very attentive and helpful."
Pros: "The crew was attentive and we definitely didn't go hungry! Tons of new movie options. My husband and I were definitely able to catch up."
Cons: "We were seated in the back of the airplane, where a lot over people hovered for the washrooms, and boarding off the plane took longer. But, not much that could have been done about that!"
Pros: "Plane is good, seats are comfortable, crew were ok"
Cons: "Food was aweful, you should have like fruiets or somthing for ppl who doesn't like the food, it smelled indian food to me both ways, asked for fruite or snack, they never got back to me after they said we don't have any, but will check, again never came back to me, went after an hr. to the kitchned to find out there was a tray of chips and chocolate, buttom line i was starving both ways from the food, was realy nasty (sorry). If your customers are lots of indians, maybe a reminder for hygiene and picking nose, the man next to me drove me crazy from picking his nose and i told him not to, bath room door they leave it open, limit the indians."
Cons: "There was no boarding system, everyone just crowded the gate. Food was unappetizing at best. Colombo Qatar Airways staff at Colombo airport were not very helpful when trying to change details of my booking."
Pros: "Great food, comfortable new plans, great food, great crew"
Cons: "Boarding in Colombo was dire - they boarded the plane from the back, leaving Business Class passengers waiting in the hot, uncomfortable gate area until last"
Cons: "In Doha, when changing flights, one must go through security at gate. so any water purchased IN airport was confiscated. not a problem since plenty available on board, but time consuming."
Pros: "I think that the food can improve and it felt like the flight was short staffed."
Cons: "I had a problem of online check in as it mentioned to book online 24hours before departure, I got up early morning to book a seat online. Unfortunately I could not book a seat online as the website was not updated by that time for online booking. It was supposed to be activated by 4:10am on 31st Feb but it was activated around 10:30am. That is after 6hours of scheduled time. I was panic and tried to contact the Sri Lankan Office at Katunayake. But the phone was directed to another line where no body answered. I sent an email but up to now no reply. The online service is horrible."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Qatar become a gold digger. They check the weight of the hand carry after first leg of the trip. My ticket was CMB-Doha-Dallas-Atlanta return. After first segment (Atlanta-Dallas or Colombo-Doha) they checked the weight of my hand carry. I have a big telephoto lens and camera. Weight exceeded 8 kgs. So they threatened to left me if I did not check my bag and pay US $ 300 which I paid. This is wrong. They did not do this to all passengers. In the flight I saw many over weight hand carries."
Pros: "crew members."
Cons: "food and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Nice fly attendants. Boarding on time."
Pros: "New York to Chicago was American Airlines"
Pros: "The ground staff from the help desk was helpful enough"
Cons: "I could have been rebooked a flight without having to pay for it. Who wants to lost his or her passport? It was very inconvenient and stressful for me, at least free rebooking would have ease my situation."
Cons: "Was a good experience"
Pros: "New & clean aircraft"
Cons: "If there was no bus to the aircraft."
Pros: "Pleasant crew."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "As always the seats were tight."
Pros: "Short and sweet."
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Pros: "The crew was nice and kind."
Cons: "The seats, as always."
Pros: "The airplane was clean an good and the crew was nice"
Cons: "The food could be better."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful flight crew Good food Free movies to warch"
Pros: "Food about average."
Cons: "First plane was late boarding and flying. No time made up, so second flight was also late. We lost our hotel reservation because they heard flight was late."
Cons: "The men from the crew was not friendly at all"
Pros: "Meal options and snacks, good crew staff. And relatively comfortable seating. The plane waited for us because of the earlier delayed flight, though we prefer to have been given the option to stay the night and catch the next morning flight."
Cons: "The flight got delayed from Alexandria and the staff at Manama airport directed us to a counter to get our onward boarding passes but another senior member of staff asked us "what are you doing here" and asked us to go straight to the gate, then when we arrived at Abu Dhabi the baggage did not arrive with us and we had to go back to the airport later to pick them up."
Pros: "Service. Crew - the on board "chef" was particularly attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited. Take a good book - or two. Old A330, but well maintained."
Cons: "Was not a fan of the breakfast offered."
Pros: "Excellent experience overall."
Pros: "The 20 yr old A330/200 was decided past its sell by ..."
Cons: "Very poor movie & TV choices. Business class seat very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The flight was held back for late arrival of some passengers which resulted in delay in departure"
Cons: "Food was not so great. Could have been better"
Cons: "There was some delay."
Pros: "The Staff were very courteous and worked efficiently during serving food and prompt when called for assistance."
Cons: "On my way from London to Bahrain the flight was having two toilets in non working condition through out the flight. So only two were operational. Whatever the issue was never fixed till we reached Bahrain."
Pros: "Boarding was fine...check in was great....no line and very quick even though they were training a new person"
Cons: "food was only curry and not very good... Movie selection was poor."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."
Pros: "The crew was efficient and anxious to please. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Boarding by bus is always unpleasant."
Pros: "لم يعجبني شي"
Cons: "اخر مره اسافر علي هذه الشركه"
Pros: "Noisy and crowded"
Cons: "Cupboard in toilet was broken and hanging open. The food was not good"
Pros: "The food was great the flight crew was attentive"
Cons: "My seats on both flights did not work and I flew buisiness class and expected to be comfortable which I wasn't . On arrival to Kuwait we waited 45 minutes for our bags which were labeled priority."
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Paying for the weight of each bag instead of the free 2 bag international allowance was absurd."
Pros: "All but planes were good"
Cons: "add phone outlet to your seat"
Pros: "In general, good and clean."
Cons: "The Food Choices"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite, service was great. The plane was very clean and movie selection was good as well. Lots of leg room as well, I enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "i like the smile of the staff"
Pros: "Quick and efficient"
Cons: "Too short of a flight for much to evaluate"
Pros: "I tried many websites to book but my favorite is always kayak as its fast and easy and so fixable"
Pros: "Good food and entertainment"
Cons: "Crew could be nicer Crammed seats Late"
Cons: "Missed my connection from Doha to this flight neither Qatar air or gulf would help me reschedule ticket had to pay third airline to get home"
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "The flight delayed for more than two our. I bought another ticket (one way) to manamah with Oman Air for $230. I called gulfair to refund the ticket but they asked me to contact Kayak. Please do the nessasry Regards Fahad"
Pros: "The food is horrible."
Pros: "Service in the plane"
Cons: "The crew at the check in were mean... bizarre regulation that don't apply to any other airline. Refuse to give a wheelchair for an elderly claiming she has to book it in advance.. what if the person broke their legs that day??? None sense. And the baggage regulation are just not clear and confusing."
Cons: "Although I do not have small children, I think it would be helpful to allow people traveling with small children to board a few minutes ahead of everyone else."
Cons: "The in flight movies were outdated and not a good selection at all"
Pros: "We where on time and it was very nice smooth landing BZ"
Cons: "Can be improved."
Cons: "Food can be improved."
Pros: "The fact that I was not able to fly due to ethiad trying to make extra money was something I will Never forget"
Cons: "No airline has ever treated me this poorly. I hope this never happens ever again to anyone"
Pros: "Plane was clean especially bathroom, chairs were comfy, good entertainment options"
Cons: "It took forever to check in and board. Colombo airport is a bit disorganized. Vegetarian meal was 2 types of pasta no vegetables"
Cons: "Hassled at gate since I had my boarding pass on iPhone from Etihad and no a paper boarding pass, was held up and was one of last persons to board airplane"
Cons: "I'm not picky with food but the Food was extremely bad tasting and at best tastelesss. That should never be served Anywhere! It was so bad that the first thing I did in O'hare is eat a meal, it never happened to me on an international trip. Drinks (soda and coffe) were limited and there was a shortage in them. Entertainment system was not working Plane was packed, spaces very tight"
Pros: "Timings r good"
Cons: "Service bad no comfort In the flight means congestion in seats"
Cons: "Cramed. Bad food. NO CONTROL ON SIZE OF LUGGAGE ALLOWED IN CABIN"
Pros: "Timings good."
Cons: "Wheel chair assistance very poor, I suffered a lot."
Cons: "Food could have been spaced out more evenly during the flight. First meal came out like 3 or 4 hours into the flight, second meal came out like 8 or 9 hours after that"
Pros: "In flight service and amenities"
Cons: "Long layover"
Pros: "Overall flight experience was good, but the ground staff need to be more real time responsive and should own responsibility."
Cons: "My baggage is still missing and no one is responding to number presented on the sheet in Chicago, very bad. Please get my baggage to me and be kind to the customers in aftermath of the services."
Pros: "Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Terrible food. Couldn't care less crew."
Cons: "The flight is a 777 or 787. This is the flight has cramped up legroom in economy. It's a 17 hour flight and the aircraft is not comfortable at all in economy. The food is a hot or a miss. They have 3 items on the menu but chances are by the time they get to you they run out of the non veg options and you are stuck eating dal and pulav. Flight attendants on the flight were okay, not super helpful if you are traveling in economy"
Cons: "Hair was served in the food and the etihad airlines did not do anything other than offer a mere 10k goodwill miles and said even that they don't do but we're doing me a favor by doing so. I would never travel again on this airline ever."
Cons: "I mention below."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Seats are very narrow and uncomfortable. The seat cushion doesn't provide much 'cushion'. Some other competitor airlines have much better seats."
Pros: "On time / shedule ahead departure or arrival."
Cons: "Seating arrangement."
Cons: "Food. Not served according to the menu. Kochi to Abu Dhabi -vegetarian. Abu Dhabi to Chicago __vegetarian no options. -Vegetarian food not tasty.At last before landing in Chicago some non veg."
Cons: "There was a bad odor of the bathroom, also I asked a blanket from the crew, then after 20 minutes I got it. Also the little rude dealing from the one of the crew. Little islamic programs"
Cons: "Food was too salty! Crew needs to be more helpful if passengers are non English speaking; they could show them how to stretch the chair and pull it up while eating. Crew could also ask passengers what kind of movies or entertainment they like and show them how to operate!"
Cons: "They took close to one hour to check us in and give us boarding pass. Once it was delayed, with no time to get things in time for security and boarding we had to rush with two kids. Although there was one checked bag allowed for infant according to the reservations they charged us 100$ for additional bag. Despite them delaying the Check in process they said if I don't pay for the checked bag I will miss my flight. This is becoming more and more of a problem with American Airlines and looks like Etihad cares less for this and they simply told me in Chicago that it was American Airlines issue and not theirs! This is totally frustrating and I will avoid American Airlines connections And future flights with Etihad as well. International travelers watch out for connections with American Airlines."
Cons: "I buy two ticket to Sri Lanka . But medical retion my son 9 y old did not go but I e mail to them abut doctor tel but still my my son Cancel ticket not yet refund I don't know why"
Pros: "Emigration and customs at Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "Leg room between seats are too small and in flight service was not good"
Cons: "Wheelchair facility should be prompt. we had to wait for an hour to get it.. Also it is not that spacious.."
Pros: "The crew was great although clearly tired. They timed meals and darkness/light well given the time zone jumping and were consistently friendly despite drab conditions of such a long flight."
Pros: "I thought the food was awesome, and not just for airline food. The vegetarian that I had was excellent. Crew was very friendly and helpful, plane was clean, seats comfortable. On the long flight we were all supplied (even in economy!) earplugs, a neck pillow, blanket and earphones. Everyone has their own little screen and the TV and movie selections were good, like having cable TV in the air, but no commercials."
Cons: "The ear plugs looked pretty cheesy, but I had my own and never actually tried them. I could always use more legroom, but that is a standard complaint I have with all airlines."
Pros: "Ground staff was good"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "On flight, the staff seemed to care little for even the smallest of request. On a 15 hr flight from Abu Dabhi to Chicago, I asked twice for coffee, once for juice and once for sandwich, and each time the staff told me to wait, once they were busy, once they were going to serve food in 45 minutes and once the sandwich was put away (I repeat, "put away"). My wife asked for mango juice, and they said, they do not have any left, they only had apple and orange juice. Within 10 min when they replenished the cart, they had mango juice. It seems that they were just plain lazy to do even to cater to the smallest request."
Pros: "I liked the fact my request to sit with my wife was successful and we both got exit rows. Staff were very professional and friendly."
Cons: "Check in took took long and it would be better if you could use more technology to speed up the process (e.g.) check in via email and check your bags before you get to the airport so you can just drop them off."
Pros: "Boarding, departure and arrival was on time. Check in staff very helpful."
Pros: "I was actually very sick on my 15 hour flight, no idea what it was, maybe bad food. The staff ensured that I had water, crackers and even had medication that saved me from the most miserable stomach pains I've ever had. Thank you again!"
Cons: "The guy in front of me reclined and I couldn't even use my tray at all. Had to hold me food and drinks in my hand. Unbelievable!!!!!! Horrible experience."
Pros: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Cons: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Food can be better and limited access to WiFi (free) would be great. It was too expensive per flight."
Pros: "The cabin crew and the overall tidiness of the plane was nice"
Cons: "The sits are very uncomfortable..."
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "In other wise excellent service, carry on bag size policy is not practical, Please keep it similar to other airlines. Please don't expect us to get a separate bag size to fly on Etihad. This one headache which could remove Etihad from our future travel consideration."
Cons: "The nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around during the nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around once we landed and got our bags, were rebooked on new flights, were given hotel/food vouchers."
Cons: "the food was only so-so."
Cons: "They could not deliver my bags to the destination.. And chose to say all.my 4 bags were with customs.. The flight was delayed by 8 hrs and the way they handled the passengers was pathetic.. None showed any concern. They did not provide food during the wait time.. Every one just refers to go to some other person and no one answers.. This was the case for all the passengers.. I really hated to travel with them..they could not even give proper connecting flights after the delay despite stressing. I had call them and confirm my tickets after I was actually given a ticket in the airport.. I wasted 2 hrs and found that they gave me 2 diff flight for me an my wife despite me asking them.. And finally they told it was done.. Next day I try to check in and AA says there is no ticket.. I call etihad again, they booked to some other destination.. Had to change.. My travel with etihad was really very agonizing.. The food was even worse.. They judge u when u ask for non veg.. They said we take u guys don't eat non veg!!!! Pathetic crew..."
Cons: "Bad food choice for meals. Poor boarding sequence. Parking aircraft on cargo Area and then using buses to move passengers to the terminal at Abu Dhabi. Older planes compared to the new A380 on Emirates. Poor crew performance (not keeping up with the cleaniness of restrooms). 9 hour overlay at Abu Dhabi and no meal or other voucher."
Pros: "1. Good food with healthy options. 2. Clean bathrooms and always kept up 3. Polite and accommodating staff"
Cons: "1. Entertainment system is a dinosaur. Touch screens could be lot more responsive or please make the entertainment system a BYOD model - I'll bring my own tablet, etc. 2. The seat spacing between seats and between rows could slightly increase. I do know that airlines are constantly trying to keep prices low by increasing the number of passengers...but I believe there is room for a little bit of compromise there. The spacing now is only a tad bit roomier than a domestic flight...that seems a bit too greedy by the airlines."
Pros: "I will never fly with Etihad in the future. My bag was delayed for 7 days and the only retribution I will receive is about $100 from Etihad. The airline is almost impossible to reach since they have extremely limited hours in their baggage claims dept and it took about 5 days before they even located my bag. It was another 2 days before I actually received my bag."
Cons: "Rude staff"
Pros: "Spacious seats Decent service and staff"
Pros: "Air Berlin crew and plan were great"
Cons: "The terminal at TXL was outdated. We had to go through passport control to "enter Germany" unnecessarily between connecting international flights. Once in the gate area, there was not enough places to sit. People were sitting on the floor like animals."
Pros: "All flights were punctual and on time. great"
Cons: "Service was poor. Delays in serving certain food."
Pros: "they only provided food coupons expecting us to run around enquiry tables in strange placeto find our way out to chicago. ultimately with 6hours delay we were able to reach our destiny with out our baggages in a new place."
Cons: "its past 3days since we reached Chicago with no fault of our we didn't get our checked in baggage."
Cons: "Flight were delayed abnd canceled"
Cons: "Connecting flight experience - Had to wait in a line for around 5 hours just to speak with a customer service representative at the London airport because my previous flight was delayed and I had missed my connecting flight."
Cons: "My main issue is that I wasn't adequately informed that it was a codeshare and that I could choose my seats ahead of time"
Pros: "It was awesome how the windows are tinted and you can sometimes control it, and the new TV things on the back of every seat are truly amazing!"
Cons: "WHY is there no dairy free food?! I'm vegan but even for lactose intolerant people with more normal diets - there were absolutely no options! "meatballs and rice or pasta with a cheese sauce" - come ON! It's not that hard to make a vegetarian option that also happens to be dairy free!"
Cons: "Should have more room on international overseas flights"
Cons: "My baggage was lost. This is ridiculous."
Pros: "Fortunately, BA got us on another flight--so our vacation plans weren't totally ruined!"
Cons: "Unfortunately we didn't receive notification that the originally scheduled flight no longer existed. We had paid a higher price to use the regional airport. When attempting to check-in online, there was no flight. The new flight involved a 2 hour drive to a different and added 2 weeks of parking charges that we wouldn't have otherwise had."
Pros: "Food. The chicken makhani was tasty and food overall was good"
Cons: "Dirty aircraft Tired crew Glitchy entertainment Slowest of boarding Super slow service Overall a disappointment"
Pros: "Just the right amount of flight time and arriving early in the morning. Dreamliner makes the flight much easier. Always get either 3rd or 7th row seats with window bed and free access to isle."
Cons: "Usually starts late sometimes in London, and always on some remote gate."
Pros: "We had a ton of extra leg room"
Pros: "Left and arrived early"
Cons: "Twice requested water that never came. On landing, the plane swerved and felt like it dipped to the right before straightening out. a little unnerving."
Pros: "Wonderfully professional crew. They made the flight very smooth and efficient, and I'm grateful for their hard work and high standards."
Cons: "They lost all of our luggage from our group traveling together. 8 bags didn't make it. Very frustrating."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "AA has domestic US mkt. monopoly - they don't care to improve. People will not stop traveling so take them for suckers!!!"
Cons: "On flight service"
Pros: "Our original flight was delayed an hour, then 4 hours, then eventually cancelled. The last gate crew gave us no updates other than saying it was being delayed to a maintenance check. We eventually had to rebook our direct flight from ORD to CDG to then ORD to LHR and then to CDG. Because of this delay we missed most of our first day in Paris. The flight crew from LHR to CDG was very polite and friendly! I will be doing business with British Airways again in the near future. I will not be doing business with American Airlines anytime soon. Neither will my friends and family once they find out about my horrible experience with their lackluster customer service."
Cons: "Everything that involved American Airlines and my 7 hour flight delay."
Cons: "Very slow operations at the Heathrow airport."
Cons: "BA lost luggage. BA flight from LHR to ORD was late, causing me to miss my connecting flight to Reno. Was re-routed to RNO via LAX by AA (all direct flights from ORD to RNO for next 3 days). Flight to LAX was late andI arrived at midnight. Flight to RNO. BA personnel not helpful for reimbursing expenses."
Cons: "The plane was old and did not have personal screens. The selected movies were not my cup of tea. And. The screen was far away, small and not in focus."
Cons: "entertainment system crashed 1-2 times; screens to small"
Pros: "I'm alive and i eventually arrived at my final destination."
Cons: "50 characters is too few. the check in crew made me miss my flight."
Cons: "we had to take a tram >5 min to plane out in middle of runway and then we sat on the plane for >1 hour"
Pros: "I go good service in London with the assist. I liked my seat. All the crew were very helpful. Seat was okay and my travel companions were okay also. The flight was late on arrival in Chicago. But they had wheel chair assist and a nice girl Veronica that stayed with me until I got the shuttle to the Reniassance Hotel in Chicago. Great room and comfortable. Nice to have the dinner and breakfast coupons. I got assist to the airport in the van and help boarding my plane to El Paso. I give British Air ways an excellent star."
Cons: "Just the overnight but British Airways made it fine."
Pros: "The staff was wonderful and went out of there way to make me comfortable"
Pros: "I bought this flight last minute to surprise a family member for his 60th birthday – a very long trip to make for just a weekend. British made it much more comfortable though. The food was actually tasty, I might even say, and the flight attendants were very pleasant. Lovely to see that they're still flying the 747 – those big birds are disappearing too fast."
Cons: "In economy, there are still no A/C power outlets! Come on!"
Pros: "Stewardess was very pleasant and managed youth group behaviors well!"
Cons: "Flight was not through British air. Terrible system of sharing tickets you have. Finnair to AA. Cancelled on the way out and delayed and total incompetence on the way back. Never using you again. I will spread the word."
Pros: "but few are excellent. This one came close. The ticket agent for American Airlines at FCO/Roma was excellent. Altho this flight was 'billed' as a British Airways flight, it was operated by American. A little confusing when one thinks they are ticketing on a specific carrier only to be 'baited and switched' to another. That said, the equipment was in great condition, the video worked during the flight, the movie choices were very current. The food was airplane food. What more can one say."
Cons: "8.5hr flight and NO individual entertainment units"
Pros: "The temperature was warmer than I would like to experience. Our stewardess was very professional and dealt with a passenger that complained about his food."
Cons: "Choice of movies and music were not my choosing. The easy listening music has talking that I don't want to hear...for sleeping, "tick tick, tick"; "close your eyes"; I just wanted music!!!! An option of Christian music would have been nice and the Country music options were poor."
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised at being upgraded to business class. First time I ever slept horizontally on a flight! Food was great as well."
Cons: "The seats between me and my neighbor could have had more privacy i.e. a partition so I didn't have to disturb him by watching movies as he slept. Also, had to jump over sleeping people to go to the bathroom as the extended bed did not give much room to walk."
Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "Seated too far back"
Pros: "Food was pretty good and a overall enjoyable flight. Great selection of movies and games. Made time go by faster."
Cons: "Service was a little slow and the tv was old and had a small screen although the movies were great. Also the flight delay caused me to miss my connection."
Cons: "Over a 3 hour delay from original scheduled take off. A dinner voucher given too late in the delay. I had already eaten by 8:45pm.... Once boarded, the lights stayed on in the plane to accommodate a dinner service at 11:30pm. Way too late!!! The TV screen did not work properly."
Pros: "Our flight was 3 hours late coming & going."
Cons: "We were on an older plane that didn't have individual entertainment options for the customers. That was a bummer."
Pros: "it was very nice . I will trying to stay with you for long time I'm business"
Cons: "There was no information to inform me that my flight was with American Airlines not British Airways.I hope that in the future the email will explain in detail that you will be flying with American Airlines."
Cons: "Had a few issues w online check in & no one to help. Had over $900 in pending transactions due to check in issues & no one to help, had to wait & hope they did not go thru...nor could I use on vacation I was going on"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. The plane was half full."
Cons: "Iberia makes you pay if you want to choose seats. Scarce food. Boarding was caotic."
Pros: "Good movies/entertainment"
Cons: "The food was not good. British Airways has good food, but this was Iberca (spelling?) which did Not have decent food. Also, we waited on the plane one hour before it finally took off.."
Pros: "The food, entertainment and crew were all very good. The plane was clean and water was readily available. I would choose BA over American next time I fly to Europe."
Cons: "I was switched from American to BA without being told prior to check in, the flight was delayed and no one wanted to expedite me and my 2 children getting off the flight in Chicago in order to make our connection which we ultimately missed. AA in Chicago switched me to United airlines and they charged me $75 for baggage. It was a series of unfortunate events, however I was out of pocket extra money due to a delay by British Airways."
Pros: "Left on time. Quick refreshment service."
Cons: "A little snack, like a cookie or similar would be great. Off course there was no entertainment on the short flight hence the rating."
Pros: "Nice Staff"
Pros: "Free upgrade to first class!! First class lounge, champagne upon boarding, lay down seats, peace and quiet!! Best flight I've ever been on!"
Pros: "Flight Attendant were very nice and the service was great. Good selection of movies and entertainment. Our flight was delayed but they kept us very informed about boarding and when we were scheduled to depart."
Cons: "They ran out of pasta so there was no meal choice. Also the snack served before we landed was a chicken salad sandwich which no one in my party of 5 likes."
Pros: "The entertainment was so rigid. One did not have control over the content to watch"
Pros: "Good flight and good pilot ."
Cons: "Food was cheap and not taste good.I was not able to wach any movie on my flight due not working properly monitor ."
Pros: "Nothing.. Absolute joke!! Called me once in the a.m to say my flight had been switched to a different airline completely and delayed by 2 hours. Luckily i went to same airport same time as orgininally planned. Upon arriving i was told i would be getting om a flight to Philly instead 1.5 HOURS EARLIER than my orginal flight. Therefore i was rushed and had no iternary, check in or information from both Kayak.com or Ba,Aa. Will not book with you again!! American Airline flight staff were very ignorant, rushed and rude. Horrible first experience."
Pros: "Boarding and seat assignment process was very good. Hostess(es) and boarding crew were courteous."