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Low season

September Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 11% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,208 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$850 or less

Good deal one-way

$623 or less

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  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Asia is September.
  • Morning departure is around 4% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving Des Moines to Asia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,475 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"

Pros: "JAL operates with incredible efficiency."

Pros: "Boarding very efficient."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "The chairs were just a little uncomfortable, too firm, but everything else made up for it."

Pros: "Lots of Leg room"

Pros: "The crew members polite and nice."
Cons: "To time the food service more evenly. Left side passengers were served a meal and finished before the right side was served food."

Pros: "JAL services on the plane is great. Food is much better than other companies. Ice Cream after dinner is great. Flight attendants are polite and nicer than other companies. Interior of the airplane was newer and comfortable."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The EMIRATES flight was nice. Japan airlines has good leg room."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment selection is really small."

Cons: "Air on the plane was stuffy"

Cons: "Check in and apps stuck in 80'"

Pros: "Spacious leg room."
Cons: "The food is average. Could be much better. Eg, serve eggs like omelette for Breakfast. Only one choice . The other choice could be Jap menu vi differing it’s s Japanese airline. Flew JAL 2 yrs ago too. Food was not good. Also , toilets could be cleaner. There’s always a pungent smell."

Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"

Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "It’s 14h flight. I wanted more water. I had to keep asking but the size was too small... I didn’t want orange or apple juice...."

Pros: "The level of care and attention that was given to my comfort during the flight was extraordinary. Also the economy was much better than any economy i've ever come to expect from other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding I didn't know at first where to go to get to the gate. Having to exit and then re-enter the airport was a pain and further complicated my boarding. But that was not JAL's fault and is on SFO."

Pros: "Good service. Flight went off without a problem."

Pros: "Check in early and easy.... Bags straight through to Sydney... JAL... What other airlines should aspire to."

Pros: "Rebooked me because I went to wrong airport — thanks"
Cons: "The business meal was just okay this time. Not as good as before."

Cons: "Tight seating."

Pros: "I was fed two meals and snacks/drinks in between for a 14 hour flight. Love the little TV in front of the seat and the blanket and pillow. Crew was very sweet. Overall positive and good first international flight. Would choose Japan Airlines again! <3"
Cons: "Only a little hard to sleep upright in economy class seat. I wasn't able to fall fully asleep."

Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"

Cons: "No AC"

Pros: "Very clean and modern aircraft. Staff were friendly and attentive. They provided directions and a guide for travelers transitioning from domestic to international flights. Strongly recommend Japan Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing, well done."

Pros: "Amazing service and amazing food! For such a long flight I was extremely comfortable! Loved that the crew members kept me informed since I was spotty with Japanese they were very good!"
Cons: "Can't really say anything bad! It was great!"

Pros: "Boarding and crew"
Cons: "Lost luggage"

Pros: "Good quality food. Between-meal snacks. Great selection of media entertainment. Convenient power available at each seat including USB right in front of you. Many handy pockets in front of you for storing various items."
Cons: "Little surprised that the attendants were a little difficult to understand in English. I imagined their English would be pretty good."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "more movie options!"

Cons: "This is a kayak feedback - I thought I bought a cathay/jal flight. Well I was out of luck when I tried to fix situation. Broker in between introduce by website made it impossible to rebook flight in practice. Those website are very practical to look for flights but unless they give you the company direct you are better off switching to company site and book it there. Broker not equipped to be of any help."

Pros: "Awesome experience, nothing like any other. Will fly again."

Pros: "I liked the overall service and professionalism."
Cons: "The entertainment selection was limited, it was an older system I assume as the screen was not touchscreen."

Pros: "Check-in was swift and painless. Crews were pleasant. They gave my daughter a small toy before take off which made her happy. The seat was noticeably wider than any other airline I had taken before."
Cons: "Food was so so...although my daughter liked her kids meal (tater tots, chicken nuggests, veges, jam sandwitch, fruits, ice cream.)"

Pros: "The food was excellent and the stewardesses were extremely attentive and helpful."

Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."

Pros: "The flight went well and the 3 meals were interesting. The staff was professional."
Cons: "It's kinda hard to sleep. Some of the food could taste a bit fresher and less microwaved."

Pros: "Nice people, good food"
Cons: "Old-=fashioned business configuration"

Pros: "The food and plum wine. The entertainment packet was nice too!"
Cons: "The folks coughing on the plane."

Pros: "JAL has excellent service. The flight attendants are very responsive and always there to help. The boarding and everything was smooth."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "JAL service is always the best Flight attendance are the always, always, awesome. Seats together were found at checkin"
Cons: "Movie selection was not so good No Wifi inbound or outbound 777 Almost nonstop babies crying the whole flight Seat selection on the website is not user friendly, and you cannot get seats books until 72 hours before flight and usually 9 out of 10 times I find I cannot find 2 seats together until airport checkin."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"

Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."

Pros: "JAL is the best airline I've ever flown."
Cons: "Food isn't to my liking but was good."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant professional and caring."
Cons: "Seat bottoms could be more comfortable."

Pros: "Great entertainment options. Didn't try the food but I never do. Friendly and helpful staff."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Only 30 people were not priority boarding (including me). Not being Japanese makes you a second class citizen on Japan Airlines."

Pros: "Politeness of staff, cleanliness, promptness and efficiency."

Pros: "Wonderful crew..nice plane and comfortable seats!"
Cons: "No inseat power or usb on the monitor"

Pros: "Food was good, entertainment was plentiful. One of the best flights I've ever been on."
Cons: "Not a big deal, but I needed to borrow a pen and the flight staff hardly had any."

Pros: "Very polite and fast service, international Languages"
Cons: "Food was a bit boring and bland, but since it was only from Seoul to Tokyo, it was okay. But I was hoping for Japanese food instead of that Egg dish, the entertainment system needs to be updated since the touch screens had a delay of about 10-15 seconds or didn't even function at all."

Pros: "Everything about the flight was good."

Pros: "Being on time, food, orderly"
Cons: "Communication"

Pros: "The service was consistent and crew were all very respectful and did their best."
Cons: "The seats were extremely narrow, hard and uncomfortable...."

Pros: "It seemed noise free but I think that’s because they turned all the lights off as if night time. The flight attendants were helpful when asked and friendly"
Cons: "The 1st 6 hours I had to keep calling for water as no one came around. More movie options."

Pros: "Comfortable chair foods and wheel chairs awesome"

Cons: "More frequent stops for water or drinks or at least larger cups. ."

Pros: "I really loved that the airline accommodated to me being vegan. They also provided me with vegan creamer if I wanted coffee which was great. The staff was also super friendly which was a big plus because they were easily approachable."

Pros: "Accomodating the cew"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "my travel trip from Kuala Lumpur to Korea and return face critical situation during landing at both airport ( Incheon and KLIA). I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST KOREAN AIR HAS TO CHECK YOUR TYRES CONDITIONS BEFORE TAKE OFF. I WILL NOT FLY WITH KOREAN AIRLINE ANYMORE"

Pros: "The crew was great. The technology is great. I enjoyed the movies."
Cons: "I wish I had more water."

Cons: "would not accept my confirm check in on line"

Cons: "Little leg room on shorter flights/smaller aircrafts."

Pros: "I could not book my seat ahead of time on the Korean air website"
Cons: "Middle seat stinks for a 15 hour flight"

Pros: "How often i was fed"
Cons: "I wanted to upgrade and they said no even rhough it wasnt full"

Pros: "The crews"
Cons: "Toilet floor was wet and dirty."

Pros: "Clean and nice crew"
Cons: "Food choices and not as comfortable as I had hoped"

Pros: "Food."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 9 hours and we were never given one update, after about 5 hours they moved up to the smallest most remote gate they could and removed staff, again no updates, any information came from rumors people could get out of random employees"

Pros: "비행기안 승무원들은항상 웃고 친절해서 편안한 여행을 할수있다"

Pros: "Food arrived quickly and the empty tray was removed quickly when the meal had been eaten"

Pros: "I am big person, and being able to cross my legs even in economy seats is a real relief. Good selection of Hollywood and Asian films was enjoyable. I liked that our flight data was always viewable in a variety of formats."
Cons: "the cabin temperature was a little hot. The staff tunred it down after i asked, but even then it was still a bit warm for me. People who are cold can put on blankets or jackets, but people who are hot can't remove clothing, so i think a lower standard temperature setting would be nice."

Pros: "Great food and smooth flight"

Pros: "Anonymous i really appreciate getting a meal on the plane i love all the food yummy, ilike the cleanlines for korea air ,and good customer service,"

Pros: "The flight attendants were great. Food good and drink service also."
Cons: "Boarding was a joke. They were very sure to make you feel inferior to business & first class. And then the boarding was a cluster. A Korean culture thing I guess."

Pros: "Good more choices"
Cons: "Transit in Korea make shorter hour"

Pros: "food selection & crew courtesy"
Cons: "pet boarding --- there was a puppy on board who cried & cried. I am a dog lover. Please be mindful that, this flight from JFK, NY, to Seoul, Korea, was 13+ hours. I am very aware about the stress created upon pets from air travels. Yet, it is upon each pet owners to decide which pet might travel on board. This particular pet owner chose to let his/her pet cry out pet's stress + discomfort throughout the flight and annoy all passengers. Pet owner took no action, for example, gave no sedative to the pet or hold the pet to provide comfort or safety. I personally find such behavior irresponsible."

Pros: "The flight crews are friendly and very active I love the smooth airborne and landing the food was delicious"

Pros: "Service was great"
Cons: "Cleanliness - not as clean as outgoing flight"

Pros: "The meals were really good for plane food, the flight attendants came around often offering water or juice, and really competitive price for tickets."

Cons: "I would have appreciated more movie options and TV show options on the entertainment monitor."

Pros: "Flight was on time Crew very friendly and helpful and the pilots landed the plane smoothly Keep up the good job!!!"

Pros: "Awesome trip"
Cons: "No complain. The crew did great service."

Pros: "Flight attendants are awesome."
Cons: "The guy next to me was very drunk. He scared me a little bit."

Cons: "Lights in cabin too bright while serving meals. Could turn it down a notch"

Pros: "The selection of fellow PAX, the cabin staff"
Cons: "Concorde was better"

Pros: "The crew and entertainment."
Cons: "I didn't like my seat, no place to put my things, like a seat pocket. No complimentary water bottle like in the previous flight. The food choice I wanted ran out. The choice left was not good."

Pros: "Great services"
Cons: "The flight is too full"

Pros: "Comfortable flight, flight attendants were courteous, toilet was always clean."

Pros: "Everything was good and the price was proper."
Cons: "I think, any flight should have some more movies, music, and other entertainment."

Pros: "I missed my flight by 24 hours. They put me on that day's flight in a better seat than my original at no charge. And their in-flight service is always A+!"

Pros: "Everything was so excellent. An absolutely amazing airline to fly with."

Pros: "I liked everything, their friendly and professional service a board!"

Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Baggage claim was terrible."

Pros: "Spacious seating. I didn't feel crowded. The food on the plane was pretty good too. No complaints. All of the stewardesses were giving a friendly "sawasdee" when we got to Thailand. They provided headphones to each passenger and a pillow as well."

Pros: "Beverage service satisfactory."
Cons: "The fact that this JAL Flight was operated by Korean Air meant that not only was the staff different, the the plane itself was an older and smaller model with extremely little room and zero entertainment systems. Both of these developments were severely disappointing given that the 2 hour round trip was 440USD, and flying on a budget airline would have provided basically the same experience for much cheaper. Furthermore the flight was delayed for over an hour taking off at almost 10:00pm instead of 8:40pm. The meal service was quite disappointing as well given the long wait. This delay nearly caused me to miss the last train into the city, in which case I would have needed to take an incredibly expensive Tokyo taxi ride to my accommodation. This was avoided by luck alone, as the airport immigration lines at Haneda airport were uncharacteristically empty. All in all, it was a surprisingly frustrating experience and remarkably stressful. I have known JAL and Korean Air to both be excellent carriers and was quite disappointed to have such a poor flight experience could have been exceeded by an average Peach or Vanilla Air flight."

Pros: "The flight staff is always a pleasure to fly with."

Pros: "I liked the service of korean airline, thier cabin crew are polite and friendly."
Cons: "I was disappointed if their food.,,"

Pros: "Friendly crew and the airport in Incheon. Though our layover took 15 hours, I was able to rest in their lounge on second floor and able to took a nice shower too. I will fly Korwan Air again. Only one thing, please improve the quality of food, other than than that it was excellent experience!"
Cons: "The food needs to be improved."

Pros: "Everything was great. The only suggestion I would like to make on another topic is the cost of an extra luggage. Compared to another airline I use (Eva Air), I find the Korean Air extra luggage cost much higher."

Pros: "I liked the price of my ticket."
Cons: "The service of the flight attendance was poor. I felt like I was ignored because I was white, even though I tried to speak Korean. Food was quite bad. It tasted old, compared to my flight to Seoul."

Pros: "Really nothing about American airline from Korea to Dallas. I Realy thaught it's going to b actual Korean air line operated by American air line. It was a total surprise and bad experience knowing that it was American airline aircraft."

Pros: "The crew took care of us during a strange virus affected flight."

Cons: "Selecting seats online"

Cons: "You could have given me a refund or credit for a flight I told you 3 months ago I had to change. I won’t use kayak again."

Pros: "New plane or so it seemed. Crew very attentive to needs. Nice entertainment system with large screen."

Pros: "Excellent crew!"

Cons: "Seat cushion could have been softer"

Cons: "Bigger seat, but compared to other experiences it was very good."

Pros: "Crew was great as always, giving excellent service. American airlines would do well to send their crews to observe how it should be done."
Cons: "The food and the drink selection."

Pros: "The cabin crews were excellent. Food was delicious. Lots of leg room in Economy class. Overall had a great experience"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "The staff of ANA are so friendly and accommodating. When checking in, the woman at the counter moved me to a window seat from the middle, free of charge. They were very patient and helpful."
Cons: "The food was a little strange, I had salmon and rice as “breakfast” with iceberg lettuce side salad. The pieces of salmon were little shreds with a funky taste. Not bad, but not what I wanted on a long red eye flight. Also I wish there’d been more Hollywood movie selections."

Pros: "Service, entertainment , drinks, everything! Very good!"

Pros: "The flight was late checking in. The staff handled the situation well and kept the passengers informed."

Pros: "Really good service."

Cons: "Seats are a little narrow near the window."

Pros: "Great crew and comfort for economy class."
Cons: "Food could be better"

Cons: "Couldn’t print or get boarding pass for this connecting flight which was a bit annoying. Other than that, everything was amazing"

Pros: "Food and services were great"
Cons: "There were not a lot of selections on the TV."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "A bit warm"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and accommodating ... refreshing change."
Cons: "Hoping for different movies on the long flight back...and less R rated ones...some different games (like trivia) would have been nice."

Pros: "Service, Cleanliness and Overall Quality"
Cons: "We got lie flat cubicle seats on the way out but just tilt seats on the return, both on new 787's. After a 11 hour flight in lie flat cubicles and connecting to a standard recline BC seat is a bit painful."

Pros: "The seat, service and food..all is great as always."

Pros: "The entertainment touch screen didn't work at first, but mentioned it to a crew, it was rebooted right away and worked fine after all. Thank you."

Pros: "didnt make it to tokoyo"

Pros: "The crew is attentive and kind, the promptness is the airline, they aren’t afraid to serve you top notch food and dessert"
Cons: "The only thing that soured my trip was on the way back, it was a passenger who was just way overboard disgusting. First of all he takes off his shoes and then his socks and crosses his legs so his barefoot is right next to my tray table. Then he proceeds to unbutton his pants and unbuckle his belt. Reaches down into his nethers and takes a good whiff of his hand. This passenger continually kept encroaching into my seat, either sitting on a portion of my leg or putting his shoulder over my shoulder, even at one point used me as lean on. It was a 9 hour flight of misery... I was definitely uncomfortable for majority of that flight due to the passenger in 40A on flight NH176"

Pros: "I like the cup holder ring and the coffee stirrer. Blanket thicker than United’s."
Cons: "It really has nothing to do with ANA per say. The check-in counter at LAX was unpredictable. I felt sorry for the elderly Japanese who had to wait for the counter to open"

Pros: "Great crews and good foot space!"
Cons: "Food was terrible! Getting worse every time !"

Pros: "More space than usual between chairs. Crew is friendly."
Cons: "Food was too smelly. Good quality, but airplane food cannot be smelly or it get really unpleasant inside the cabin. Flight attendant need to learn and practice English. Very difficult to understand."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Coming from Kulalampur to Japan I missed flight from Japan to Chicago Ground crew refused to rebook me to next flight and then argument only booked up to Chicago and I had to call USA and my daughter to help There should be ground crew at gate for people who has short time to catch to facilitate There was no body and I was couple mts late In international flights they should rebook and give hotel I was traveling business class Poor in help Comfort and flight was ok Food not much choices"

Cons: "I'm still stuck in LAX"

Cons: "Seats in economy were narrower than Eva Airlines"

Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Stink in the plane"

Pros: "Loved everything about the flight - food was good plenty of drinks throughout the flight unlimited movies smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour making it too late to attend night activities that were already scheduled."

Pros: "Ease of boarding; large overhead bins; relatively comfortable seats"
Cons: "Packed plane - every seat taken"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"

Pros: "The crew is awesome and food is quite good"
Cons: "Seat is terrible it's more like domestic flight than international, boarding is terrible because we have to take a bus by standing from terminal to flight"

Pros: "Great airline!"
Cons: "some of the gates can be long walk"

Pros: "The service, the professionalism, and the wonderful Dreamliner Boeing 787 aircraft"

Pros: "Comfortable. Excellent service."

Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Food was good. I had snow crab and seafood with rice. Many new movies and music choices. Crews were lovely and care."

Pros: "Service was nice way more room than American Delta or United for economy"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Food was disappointing for business class ticket. Seats did not recline all of the way."

Pros: "Excellent service!"

Cons: "Exit door seats, which are normally good, were extremely close together. Very uncomfortable."

Pros: "I fly around often, at least 10 times a year, and ANA has always had the best service, cleanest planes, and the best entertainment. I recommend flying with ANA anytime you travel."

Pros: "I have two flight which is United and ANA. I love ANA so much especially the food!! And the crew!!!. The food is the best! I love it!! And the crew is so friendly, professional and lovely."
Cons: "So far I don't have"

Pros: "Early arrival. Crew very good."
Cons: "Lack of seating choice. Standby tickets issued at Dulles 15 hrs ahead of flight. Tight transfer time."

Pros: "the crew was friendly and efficient."
Cons: "The controls on the seat were hard to work. The seat itself was old-style. The food was not appetizing. I didn't use the entertainment system."

Pros: "Food was delicious, crew was very nice and attentive. Plane was very new and clean"
Cons: "Delay on tarmack at airport. No fault of ANA"

Pros: "I liked that they feed us good food, and we were feed several times. We were also offered several drinks, and all the flight attendants were extremely nice. We would fly Ana airways all the time if given the chance. Seats were very comfortable and spacious."
Cons: "I liked everything, everything was excellent"

Pros: "So so"
Cons: "More care and warmth"

Pros: "Very pleasant and comfortable flight with QA."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Attentive and friendly crew, leg room"
Cons: "Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection."

Pros: "Overall experience was good!"
Cons: "Keep the good work up."

Pros: "My FA from IAH to DOH was outstanding. She made sure I was comfortable the whole flight"

Pros: "Friendly crew and easy boarding"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Qatar Airways are the best"

Pros: "Journey to Helsinki to Doha was good. Plenty of empty seats."
Cons: "Full packed airline Doha to Dhaka as well as flight was delayed a bit."

Pros: "i like the service of qa. its amazing."
Cons: "none at all"

Pros: "Amazing airlines. Lots of food and snacks. Because of a long layover they even got us a hotel room for free!"
Cons: "Very strict luggage rules, even flying international we were only allowed a handbag on board, not our carryon"

Pros: "Smoth flight"

Pros: "The service was great and was on time"
Cons: "The service and was"

Cons: "Snacks and drinks could be betteri"

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Too long, lol"

Pros: "The staff is friendly .. and polite .. yhe explain well the rules and safety . They listen to costumer.. they make amends and or do what they can do to provide good and quality service"
Cons: "There is nothing in particular .. but i woud suggest .. more good food."

Pros: "I fly a lot, and I notice when things go well. There is nothing I can complain about with Qatar; their equipment is up-to-date; their service is first-rate; their record for on-time departures and arrivals is excellent, and their food is good! I will gladly fly with them in the future."

Pros: "Staff was outstanding"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Access to entertainments"
Cons: "CRYING BABY BUT I UNDERSTAND THOUGH"

Pros: "service, food and cleanness"

Cons: "Boarding at JFK very disorganized. Poor system. No vetting of wheel chair users many fakers."

Pros: "Flight attendants very attentive and helpful, wheel chair provided at Doha airport by helpful and friendly staff, comfortable seating in business class. Overall I would give my flight an A rating."
Cons: "I do not have any complaints, except one bathroom I used was not as clean as I would have preferred."

Pros: "Airport was pretty impressive,"
Cons: "Waiting Area in DOHA for boarding does not have a latrine to use, so once you checked in you can't go back out."

Cons: "The employees were not motivated to work. Food was scarce and I was left starving the whole flight. On a 16 hour flight, there should be more food and beverage service other than the 2 times the attendants served us. How can we stay hydrated if we aren't being given any liquids?"

Pros: "Staff worked fast to feed and water everyone."

Cons: "Screaming children; not the airliners fault"

Pros: "Comfy, good food, good service"
Cons: "No internet. Limited movie options."

Pros: "The flight attendants are always friendly and helpful"

Pros: "Flight was without any hitches, could have done better with boarding after the previous mishap of a 5 hour delayed flight and being forced to stay in Doha for a night which put everyone's schedules off by a day. Still, I would book another flight with Qatar airways for their efforts and overall good service."
Cons: "It would have been nice if Qatar Airlines also provided Priority Boarding for everyone on the flight that got delayed as there was a long line just to get to the boarding area."

Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "my flight was delay 24 hours"

Pros: "Service great and on time"
Cons: "Lounge in Cape Town was bad."

Pros: "Staff were professional, food was good and seats were comfortable."

Pros: "Onboard crew"
Cons: "Boarding process. It could start on time as printed on the boarding pass. If it is by zone, the provide a few minutes between the zones and adjust time accordingly."

Pros: "My trip from Beijing to Doha was fine."
Cons: "I didn't like my trip from Dar to Doha nor from Doha to Dar. The plane is too small. The food wasn't good and they ran out of Mango juice both ways. I sat next to someone who had the smelliest feet on earth. Just wasn't pleasant."

Cons: "Late gatw announcement so we waited for quite sometime in front of the electronic board"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very efficient and really took care of us."
Cons: "given their were three food choices, most often what we wanted wa almost always not available even if were in the first rows to be served."

Pros: "they have a good movie selection"
Cons: "it took awhile for us to get our bags in denpasar."

Pros: "The courtesy and efficiency of the crd, an acceptable level of comfort inf the economy class."
Cons: "Food below average, command of the entertainment screen not convenient."

Pros: "Quick, easy boarding and nice crew with professionalism."
Cons: "Food wasn't great, but edible. No options for a vegan who didn't choose a vegan meal as the flight was booked last minute. Unhealthy food all around."

Cons: "I had booked the Amaya lounge for the 3,5 hours stop over. It cost $50+ and was so not worth it! Bad food and uncomfortable chairs plus it was really crowded! Next time I'll just go to a cafe! No seats at the gate when I got there. Slooow boarding!"

Cons: "Kayak/priceline re-booked my flight for my sister and I from SAA to BA, but failed to completely reissue us tickets. When we checked in for the flight, we had no ticket for the first leg of the flight, but we had tickets for the remaining flights. We immediately called to fix this problem, but due to slow customer service, we weren't issued tickets in time and the flight left without us. We missed all remaining connecting flights and were forced to buy New tickets. Now we have to work with kayak/priceline to get all my money back due to their error. We came back a day later than expected and missed going back to work."

Cons: "They cancelled the booking without telling about that And also they didn't prepare a place for staying The desk manager said the booking cancelled by your company"

Pros: "1. Comfortable. 2. Good crew 3. On time 4. No hiccups."
Cons: "1. Not having wi-fi (major) 2. No news channels in in-flight entertainment 3. No snacks"

Cons: "There were no headphones and again with the remote Oryx screen that is just way too complicated and freezes like crazy."

Pros: "Good timing"
Cons: "Evry thing"

Pros: "Food is palatable. Crew are acommodating"
Cons: "Many of the films have no English subtitle"

Pros: "First of all I have taken Qatar airways to Europe and US HOVER when it comes to Third world like Asia and Africa the send thier most dirty broken airline!!in thialand the pressure was not right according to pilot we stayed on the run way 4 HOURS offered water wrf.? No one communicated with US I think your airline is typical Arab mentality unless you are white I. E American you don't give a shot about your costumers this is the second arb line I droped I will never take ur plane ever!! When I got to Doha all they did was through stupid voucher for food missed my flight no apology rude as staff disgusted y their behaviour and lack of care missed imprtant meetings NEVER AGAIN RACIST AIRLINE TREAT WHITES WITH RESPECT IT NOT BLACK'?? REALLY WELL I I'LL TAKE MY MONEY AWAY THEN I will make Co viols decision to never fly with u"
Cons: "Everything racist disgustinget and never will take this airline nasty dirty broke down twice stayed in the plane for 4 hrs no one apologised"

Pros: "The leg room was good especially for tall passengers. Food was fantastic. The interior lighting of the plane was amazing. The airport is probably one of the best i have seen that a 9-hour layover didn't feel as bad. Very clean and so many things to do."
Cons: "Airconditioning needs a bit of improvement. I had to remove my jacket. It had a point that i was sweating in the middle of the flight. Probably the warmest airplane ride i had."

Pros: "Qatar Airways was very cooperative and kind enough to switch my flight 4 hours earlier with alternative flight free when I asked them to change it if that possible. They did so with kind and smile within 10 minutes while it was very difficult due to boarding time and luggage switching Boarding was okay Crew also was kind, responsive, Food was great Entertsinment was the issue due to airplane size and airplane facilities like Internet and entertainment tv screen was not in your seat Thank you so much Qatar Airways"

Pros: "Friendly used easy to use"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing really."

Pros: "We were very efficiently boarded, however there was a mechanical problem. The flight attendants helped every one know where their connecting gates were, as we have exactly 9 minutes to make that connection."
Cons: "We were very efficiently boarded, however there was a mechanical problem. The flight attendants helped every one know where their connecting gates were, as we have exactly 9 minutes to make that connection. We would like to give a shout out to the baggage team that were able to transfer our bags in such a short amount of time. And also to the San Jose flight that we did for four of us."

Pros: "Everything about the flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."

Pros: "Crew, movies"
Cons: "Too many announcements. It seems like they were announcing something all the time and it became annoying."

Pros: "The crew on both legs of our trip were nice and accommodating."

Pros: "Flight was mostly uneventful, which is great! Right after takeoff we made a complete circle and no information was given as to why, but we assumed it was air traffic."

Pros: "Delayed, packed, bought a sandwich! Good sandwiches!"
Cons: "Packed and delayed"

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "Delta One screens are a bit small."

Cons: "Better accommodation for handicap passengers."

Pros: "Good crew. Nice seats."
Cons: "This A320 aircraft departed LGA with the first class toilet inoperative. Flight was entirely full. First class passengers had to fight their way to the rear two toilets, around serving carts, etc. Cabin Crew was very good natured about all of this; but flight crew never mentioned it."

Pros: "Decent drinks and food. Attentive crew"
Cons: "The lady who sat beside me kept asking questions"

Pros: "Again, Delta used to offer this level of comfort and service on domestic flights. Great food and entertainment selections."
Cons: "For some reason overweight people like to get the middle seat and then spill over into the adjacent seats. I had to lean out into the aisle to sit comfortably without touching that person. This resulted in me getting hit by every person walking in the aisle or the serviré carts. While I do understand that overweight people have the right to fly, they should pay for the space they occupy like the rest of us. This person literally should have had two seats."

Pros: "Short and easy"

Pros: "wow, got in 3 minutes early, its a short flight, but its no joke trying to get out of ATL on time! Great job!"

Pros: "Although we ended up being stuck on the plane for 2 hours prior to take off due to high volume, weather and as the pilot put it, "possible military activity" the crew kept us informed every step of the way. There was one flight attendant in particular who was so full of energy and made the unfortunate circumstances not so bad. She entertained us and kept us in the loop the entire time as did the pilots. It made the 2 hours not feel so bad which was appreciated."
Cons: "That we were delayed on the plane for two hours on a small plane but I know it was out of their control."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No food, comfort, space, entertainment"

Cons: "No food"

Pros: "Super friendly flight crew."

Cons: "You messed up my life with your poor service."

Pros: "I like the snacks they are not giving out on the flights. It seems that Delta is trying to make the flying experience nicer instead of more tedious and uncomfortable like many other airlines, which is appreciated."
Cons: "The flights were both operated by Delta but booked through WestJet, and the flights themselves were fine. The booking was through WestJet (found the flight on kayak which kicked me over to West Jet's site) and check in was a pain. Their code did not work for their site or Delta's, I had to FB message them both leaving and returning to ask for the correct one, and the first request took them hours to answer. I'll just book Delta next time and save myself the trouble."

Pros: "Great people and crew early arrival nice passengers"

Pros: "Gate agent was fantastic! Her positive demeanor made for the delays and cancellations to not seem as much of an issue. She was extremely pleasant when explaining what was happening to flights, connections, etc. She was helpful when checking boarding passes to ensure that travellers were ok for their flight."
Cons: "Again, last minute notification of delayed or cancelled flights made things somewhat worrisome. The late notification led to me missing my nest connection in Minneapolis, and having to sleep in the airport until the following morning in order to transfer my ticket to another flight leaving in the morning/afternoon/evening...very nerve-wracking to say the least."

Cons: "Wasted my time on security and lost my flight"

Pros: "Quiet, friendly, fast and efficient. What you'd want for a flight at 6am"

Pros: "Staff smooth flight great landing and free movies"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "On time as scheduled."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "It all went very well. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of time. Wifi movies were great. Stewardesses were very efficient."

Pros: "Early"
Cons: "Crowded"

Pros: "The two Flight Attendants were very attentive, personable, and funny, and interacted well with the passengers."
Cons: "Nothing, everything was good."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I generally love flying Delta and find their crew to always be very professional and kind."
Cons: "As this was a smaller, regional jet, there weren't a lot of amenities. But that's fine, it's only a 40-minute flight!"

Pros: "Staff were awesome. Give them a raise."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was delayed for over 6 hours. Not an ideal way to spend the day."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and kept making rounds with water so we didn't have to get up looking for it. Free entertainment at our seats made the flight go by faster."
Cons: "No complaints, I was stuck in a middle seat but somebody has to sit there!"

Pros: "It was on time. Flight crew was courteous. Plenty of room and comfy seats. Good entrainment media"
Cons: "Wish it would've had more movie options"

Pros: "Great staff, snacks and beverages. Plane was brand new and nice. I think it had humidifier which was really nice"
Cons: "No TV behind seat. Boarding was a bit messy"

Pros: "Who could ask for more?"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The staff of the flight were very friendly and attentive. They were great!"

Pros: "They were courteous and prepared, when they couldn't offer something they gave me options for other things, and seemed genuinely concerned about my experience!"
Cons: "i don't have any real complaints. Economy seating is still economy seating, so those problems didn't go away"

Pros: "Refer to my comments about flight from Chicago to Minneapolis."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "The entertainment on the app, bring back the good old tv's on the flight"

Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."

Pros: "Delta always seems to have the most legroom between the seats - Even more than our transatlantic flight! The crew is always friendly and helpful, and nearly all our flights on Delta were on time or early."

Cons: "Was never able to get on flight. The plane lost a windshield wiper and didn't have any spare parts."

Pros: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "On time Clean airplane Smooth ride Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."

Cons: "We were delayed over half an hour waiting for late passengers and then we had to sit on the runway in LA for another half and hour before a gate opened up and I almost missed my connection."

Pros: "Upgraded to first class so had more room, nicer seats. No lines at TSA, had the first gate past security so a short walk. Nice shopping and food choices."
Cons: "No meal served on flight, only drinks and cookies / popcorn. No entertainment at all. You have to provide your own device. There was wifi but not free, it was so slow I couldn't download the entertainment app, so I gave up and slept. No access to Delta lounge with domestic first class WTF?"

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