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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Safe flight"
Cons: "When we booked through Kayak we were not told that there was a very large additional fee for baggage- even more since we stopped in Iceland."
Pros: "You’re going for no frills. Competitive pricing maybe but consider baggage situation first. We went transatlantic and paid for a bag using economy light fare to make it work. Only needed one checked bag. Kids even in economy light get a free meal - though none are heated. Cabin is ok. Flight attendants were nice. even asked another passenger to move so I could have a seat for my lo infant even though I hadn’t paid for a seat for him. There was space of the flight so I didn’t feel badly about this. WiFi was affordae and generally reliable. I had a turkey pretzel bread wedge that was tasty."
Cons: "Witnessed many customers checking in who thought a bag was included. Entertainment is ok but screens have limited kid activities. Each leg of my flight took off 15-20 min late easily. Overall this wasn’t bad as it was made up in-air. Except one layover was only an hour, And cut it a bit close clearing passport control and traveling with two kids. No time to even see Kaflavik or pick up food or drinks. We ran to the final boarding call after clearing passport control. Also not good was that they don’t offer gate check on strollers. On a departure, you can use your stroller all the way up to the gate, but you get it back with any checked baggage at baggage claim, so you won’t have a stroller for layovers in Keflavík or clearing customs on either end. That was a pain. Strollers came up after all baggage. Not good for traveling families. Kids should be first especially after a 6 hour flight which was probably a second leg."
Pros: "Exit row with extra leg room was very comfortable, fairly recent entertainment system with lots of options"
Cons: "Boarding process is chaotic and gate area cramped, had to stay in line to board."
Pros: "The water and the little bag they gave my grandson with headphones and books."
Cons: "They changed our seats on our flight and not sure why."
Pros: "Good movies/tv and awesome sandwich. Loved the extra legroom, too!"
Cons: "No organization for how to line up to board. Got through a line, went to another waiting area, and than another line to the plane."
Pros: "Great options for entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding procedures in Iceland. A bit chaotic."
Pros: "we sat in saga class and the crew was unbelievable. They were so kind us and got us whatever we needed. the food was also very good and nicely prepared."
Cons: "I did not like the boarding procedure. it was pretty disorganized. there wasn't a priority lane and it was a little disorganized. also the options for movies weren't good."
Pros: "Movie selection was good."
Cons: "I am an adult, the staff patronized me and tried to give me a box of food multiple times that specifically says it is for people ages 2 to 11 years of age. They did not do this to any other passengers. Also when I ordered and paid for my food certain items were missing (I believe because I told them I was upset that they thought I was under 11 years of age) when I am more than double that age. It also took ages to get on the plane and there were delays when trying to land as well. The staff needs to also learn better english and other languages besides icelandic."
Pros: "I was so tired during my day flight that I put on my eye mask and neck pillow and went to sleep. A flight attendant was thoughtful enough to put a blanket on me, which I appreciated as it was quite cold."
Cons: "The booked flight from Hamburg via Iceland on June 1. was canceled, information given to us in Hamburg were non existent. To rebook a flight for the next day took over two hours by phone via an Iceland Air number in Frankfurt!"
Pros: "The seats are wide with plenty of leg room. The crew is lovely and come around offering water many times throughout the flight (no food is included though)."
Cons: "The boarding process was very long In Iceland. They asked us to line up about 15 minutes before they started checking boarding passes Then, they made you wait for an extra ten minutes until they opened the doors to get on the bus, which was parked outside the door the entire time. Once we got on the bus we had to wait another ten minutes until it pulled away from the gate. Took about 35-40 mins from the time we got in line until we sat down in our plane seats. My friend’s tv screen stopped working after 15 minutes so we had to share mine for the rest of the 6 hours."
Cons: "Boarding seemed disorganized and took longer than expected; however I think this had more to do with the airport."
Pros: "The whole flight was wonderful, food, we got a meat and cheese box, was great. Movie options were great. We got pillows and blankets and free water. The flight attendants were wonderful and always very helpful."
Cons: "A couple of things happened that brought down the scoring if these didn't happen the score would be higher. First.they lost/forgot to put my luggage on the plane. When we got to Newark there was a guy waiting for me and told me my luggage was still in Iceland. Not a huge inconvenience because I was home, but was was irritating was that we paid for an extra bag but they lost my bag. I feel i should get reimbursed the charge for the inconvenience. I'll take this up with the airline directly."
Pros: "Great flight , no issues whatsoever"
Cons: "Wish there was some free food!"
Pros: "Not much..."
Cons: "Five and a half hour delay."
Cons: "My entertainment system stopped working 1/2 way through the flight and there was very little leg room that caused back pain"
Cons: "You have to pay for ear phones, Wi-Fi and food!!!!"
Cons: "No kosher food."
Pros: "I'm glad they had options to buy food"
Cons: "When you are flying that long and internationally there should be snacks available for free. I was not impressed that nothing was offered without spending money."
Pros: "Blanket, pillow, service"
Cons: "Boarding process, seat size"
Pros: "Let’s just hope that you could runI like the fact that the airport was small, because if it was any bigger out of missed my flight"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that that where bus was too fast couple of people almost fell also the stairs to get in the airplane were very slippery"
Pros: "It was a smooth flight and the crew were quite attentive."
Cons: "I didn't like the confusion of boarding. We stood in a long line for quite a while before boarding began. There were three other lines going to other destinations, which made it confusing and packed with people. Check in was a little stressful as well. Due to a belt malfunction, we had to wait in line for a long time without any information. Once we were able to check our bags, my husband's bag was declined. We had to wait in another line before finally getting the go ahead to go to customs. For the amount of money I paid, I thought a snack would have been provided."
Pros: "The in flight wifi"
Cons: "5-6 hour flight with no complimentary meal or snack? Not to mention the 40 minute delay! Next time, I will choose a different airline. I expected better from Icelandair, very disappointed."
Cons: "Horrible service, no complimentary snacks or food, chairs are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Horrible service, no complimentary snacks or food, chairs are very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Chairs in good shape"
Cons: "No food is provided."
Cons: "Had to pay for food , tv stopped working mid flight , no organization for boarding on to plane"
Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "Not applicable"
Cons: "Airport in Iceland is chaos. Both flights were late, which put us in Newark later than expected, which could have caused us to miss our connector to mid-west. No control to boarding in Iceland."
Pros: "Icelandair is a great airline. The staff is friendly and helpful and the planes are clean and comfortable."
Cons: "The entertainment could be better."
Pros: "It was a fast trip, comfortable cabin, smooth ride, nice staff."
Cons: "The keflavik airport is the worst! No places to sit, and the boaesing process just simply doesn't exist. People queue up wherever and a try to push to get on board. Also the music selection didn't work on our journey."
Pros: "Boarding process in Reykjavik was a nightmare. There were five or six flights leaving within a half hour of each other and hundreds of people were crammed into a very small waiting area with nowhere to sit."
Cons: "There were no announcements explaining why our flight was not boarding on time. We waited about 50 minutes at the gate while other flights that had later boarding times were boarding. Besides being squished in a crowd with nowhere to sit for such a long time and no explanation about why we weren't boarding made for very grumpy passengers even before we got on the plane!"
Pros: "That I was able to get off."
Cons: "•Flight crew were so strict and stern. It's like their smile was for sale too along with everything else. •Boarding fight to Newark International airport took almost 45 min because a novice was placed to handle and IMMENSE line of passengers boarding alone. He was clearly nervous. •On the plane there was a lack of entertainment, the only films available were intended for children. Music was "unavailable"."
Cons: "No free meal, constant duty free sales runs up and down the aisle by flight attendants, broken seats and headphone jacks, slow and clumsy boarding process"
Cons: "Luggage was left in Amsterdam. The A'dam flight was an hour late, which didn't leave enough time to have dinner."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "First time to fly with Iceland air. Last time..to do so. Outdated movie selections, at one point my sound on my video console stopped working. Unfriendly crew and flight attendants. My trash was ignored while they took the trash from the passenger sitting in the middle seat and on the aisle seat despite my attempt to draw the flight attendant's attention. Interestingly my fellow passengers were Caucasian. I could not conclude if I was that dark that the attendant failed to see me and my trash.. No disclaimer stating complimentary meals are not served. Passengers pay over $1200 for flights and your airline charges them $12 for food? Ridiculous."
Pros: "As above"
Cons: "Issue at Reykvevik airport delayed flight and missed connection... Very chaotic at airport... lostt bags for 2 days...i think operation side Icelandic air still needs some work but the plane amenities and crew were good"
Pros: "Crew are professional and friendly."
Cons: "Neither my husbands nor I had volume on our video. So no movie no music no nothing."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and welcoming. Entertianment system is quite decent."
Cons: "Planes are a bit old and could use an interior refresh. Food should be served on an international flight of 6 hours."
Pros: "Planes to US waited for late arrivals from Europe/Paris Bagage was not lost."
Cons: "No announcement that planes to US were delayed to wait for the late arrival from Paris"
Pros: "Pleasant staff, comfortable seats, decent entertainment."
Cons: "Food and beverages cost extra."
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "No meal offered on transatlantic flight. Had to pay for anything you ate."
Pros: "movie selection service on flight was good tight seating"
Cons: "Long boarding process, people sitting on floor at airport due to lack of seating. Sat on runway for about an hour comfortable seats"
Pros: "Mostly it was a very good to excellent experience would have been better it you didn't have to pay for food."
Cons: "Its bad enough that airline make you pay for food on local flights but you shouldn't have to on international ones. Boarding sucks, gates are very close together with no place to sit."
Cons: "See previous."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable had good leg room that was it"
Cons: "Flying from Newark to there was 2 hours late.Then we left 2 hours late so arrival was late going england. The same happened again returning home will never recommend to anyone they should have reimbursed us 200 for inconvience plus had to bring own good on plane because selection lousy"
Pros: "Crew was very solicitous."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and professional"
Cons: "waiting area in HAM as well as in Icelan were horrible. Not enough seating to accommodate passengers which had to wait for hours on bith sides due to flight delays. Sitting on the floor is not 21st century. Transport to the planes was done by bus with additional waiting tikme inside the bus - standing. Boarding the plane was done via stairways - no bridges available at both airports."
Pros: "I think that the planes themselves are very clean, roomy and comfortable. The airline attendants were very nice and kept things very orderly."
Cons: "I think that check-in was a little too busy for my liking - pre-security only though. And once you get to Reykjavik, it is a little chaotic. The flight was also abnormally warm and I usually am freezing so I was worried I was running a fever."
Cons: "somebody lost my bag with ski boots, never again with polish air lines,NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!"
Pros: "Very clean. Also, the crew members were so nice."
Cons: "Landed at the wrong airport. No compensation from the airline"
Pros: "Everything on time and as scheduled. Bag were delivered in good condition."
Pros: "Crew and staff were amazingly friendly. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The flight from Newark to Warsaw was delayed by over an hour."
Pros: "New gate number already established on the live update screen while printed still with old (three flights in three weeks - same airport/airline ad same story). Crew misinforms about the gare number too. Very confusing for the 75-year-old. Luggage lost, entertainment poor, plane late"
Cons: "people were nice, other than that logistics poor so work o every aspect"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Quicker access to gate"
Pros: "The flight crew!"
Cons: "Missed my original flight, it actually left 10 minutes early! Came late from NYC and had no info or assistance on that flight at all!"
Pros: "Very well organized airport, very easy to get to the gate for transfer."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Long flight."
Cons: "1h 15' delayed boarding"
Pros: "Boarding went pretty smoothly and quickly"
Cons: "The staff seems to be lacking the enthusiasm and warmth towards the passengers."
Pros: "New airplane."
Cons: "100% full"
Cons: "Everything was good except for the temperature. The plane was too hot."
Cons: "Having to arrive 6 hours later than scheduled"
Cons: "My family and I traveled to Poland several times using LOT Airline. They lost our luggage not once or twice, but three times. Each time, we were without our luggage for nearly a day and half. We are no longer using this airline. Also, their TV monitors/remotes lack accessibility as they do not offer closed captioning features for the deaf/hard-of-hearing. Another strike."
Pros: "Quiet flight, no issues"
Cons: "Not a Lot plane. A Neos charter plane leased by Lot. Italian crew."
Cons: "I bought my inlaws tickets with a shorter layover and it was horrible. It took them ‘much longer to get home. There was no plane waiting for them in Budapest and they got re-routed to Vienna. Which then took them to krakow. They had to take off their luggage everytime they got off the plane and they are 80 years old. There were no escalators or elevators. The airlines lost one of their suitcases and promised it the next day and they have not received it yet. Horrible flight."
Cons: "No food options without meat Food options.they didn’t let me check in in advance. Said there was a technical orooblem. They also didn’t let me choose a special meal in advance or save my selections. There was no option on board without meat. Unacceptable."
Pros: "טיסה מהירה"
Cons: "יצא באיחור של 50 דקות"
Pros: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Cons: "my flight canceled from WAW to EWR"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "No on-board entertainment."
Pros: "The food was good and the crew very nice. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "The Warsaw-Newark leg took 10 hrs and a half, as opposed to 9 and a half. The Economy seat, although a little better than on other planes, is so small, and I’m average size! The announcements are so difficult to understand."
Cons: "My tv was not working , it’s a 9.5 hours flight.... it was not fixed and they said they cannot offer me another seat with working tv My table when I opened it for the first time was all dirty with dried up tomato sauce and crumbs , they did clean it but it should not happen in the first place"
Pros: "Helpful Crew"
Cons: "Messed up security clearance arrangement. Total confusion about secondary clearance requirement, only informed at boarding at gate that a lot of travelers needed secondary clearance. No objections to secondary clearance, but procedure a joke. Machine was half way down the terminal. Half hour wait, and you could have left your carry on with somebody else, get cleared by machine, pick up your bag again and get on board."
Pros: "The landing wasgood"
Cons: "After the plane landed had to sit an hour in the plane cause of gate clearance . I had a connection flight I almost missed. After 9 hours travelling it was extremely stressful . The wasn working for the lady next to me ."
Pros: "crew was very good and friendly"
Cons: "vegetarian meal contained no protein"
Cons: "On a way to Poland from New York we were waiting two hours in airport with no information. Then we were sitting in airplane 50 minutes more. It was delay 2hours and 50 min."
Pros: "Easy check in, accommodations for a seat preference, kind crew service on board, good food, free entertainment-good selection of movies and music, at no extra charge. on time going to WAW, and 30 min. early coming back to EWR. Flight coming back was cancelled due to technical difficulties, but no problems with rescheduling, LOT rep. was very helpful. No forced charges for checked-in and carry-on bags-BIG differentiator ! used 787 Dreamliner."
Cons: "I booked a flight from Los Angeles to Kiev and all my flights were cancelled. I had to spend 5 hours on the phone to fight for my refund. On the way going our plane got cancelled at the airport..It was impossible to rebook...they care nothing about their passengers."
Pros: "the crew was great and nice. it was a really long flight and the captain explained the route clearly."
Cons: "We were delayed. I was also asked to switch seats and was placed next to an ultra orthodox family, who was NOT happy to be seated next to a woman. This put me in an extremely uncomfortable situation, and the crew was not helpful in helping me resolve this. I basically had to go back and undo the switch myself - I would like to point out that the airline has just as much responsibility to protect me and my rights as they do to protect the other passengers, and I feel they fell short."
Pros: "Interior seats in Premium Economy class."
Cons: "Employees at the WAW airport. They hired new people. Young people. And they act like Gods. From shaking heads to improper comments to the passengers. Quality of sound at the airport sucks. All announcements hard to understand."
Pros: "Excellent service better than expected accommodations. On time."
Pros: "Very slow and long line for passport control and security check at Chopin Airport in Warsaw. Nerve wrecking last minute check in....plane delayed"
Cons: "No drinks onboard for close to 11 hour flight. Crew was very stingy with the water and non alcoholic drinks. Plane delayed , landed 45 min. after scheduled time."
Pros: "I like comfort in business class. Choice of food and wine was good too."
Cons: "Entertainment movies were a bit aged."
Pros: "The staff were great. Very attentive and professional. I wasn't aware that you have to order a vegetarian meal in advance. When I told the gentleman that I needed a vegetarian meal he said there were none available but he did his best to accommodate me with putting together bits and pieces of other meals. He did manage to find a vegetarian meal for me for breakfast."
Cons: "I am a vegan. I thought they would have some vegetarian meals for dinner without me having to order them in advance. They should have more options than chicken or beef."
Cons: "The flight was late 1.5 hours missed connecting flight, spent all night at airport waiting for next plane,"
Pros: "The crew was nice and courteous. Many amenities to pass the time. Getting off the plane was quick and painless. Food was reasonable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour, which is fine, but no information was given to why and we started boarding at the updated takeoff time. The process of getting zones lined up and on the plane was a mess. They didn't communicate clearly about zones so every passenger got up and in line, lines weren't directed well, and people kept getting chastized for not knowing what was going on. Once we boarded the plane, we sat for an hour with no reasoning why we waited. When you already have a 9 hour flight, less time stuck in your seat is best. It was hard to understand the pilot when he spoke in English to know why we had delays and any updates while on the plane."
Pros: "I love the service"
Cons: "Food, service, and everyrhing. That was great experiance with LOT. Love it"
Cons: "Credit cards didn't work in flight."
Cons: "Flight late Seats uncomfortable"
Pros: "Price, many food options"
Cons: "Never seen seats so close together."
Pros: "Lot of leg room in the emergency exit row. Though they don't let you have bags there."
Cons: "No entertainment! Though it was only a two hour flight."
Pros: "Thank you very much"
Pros: "Half-full plane, so more room to stretch out in the smallish seats."
Cons: "Plane delayed without any announcement - and up until the moment of departure, we were told we were on time (regardless of what the clock actually said.) Had to sprint to connecting flight in Warsaw to make it on time. Also, there was zero included meals on this flight - just a chocolate wafer and water. You had to pay for anything slightly more substantial (a limited menu of sandwiches.) Small seats, as it is a small plane."
Pros: "Crew helpful and nice. Plane clean."
Cons: "Flight late. No information given as to when it would leave, etc. Food poor. TV flight monitors didn't work Took one hour to get luggage at O' Hare English language speakers couldn't be understood"
Pros: "Great consideration from cabin crew."
Pros: "Food was very good, and plentiful! Wine served with meal. Friendly staff. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow"
Cons: "This is a 3.5 hour flight, early in the morning (meaning people are up hours in advance). No snacks and no water are a terrible idea. It seems that this is something like a strategy for trips to/from Athens. It is not a small/fast flight by any means and water should be offered and not charged at ridiculously high prices. Not enough space for a slightly taller people. Emergency exit seats which have more legroom were priced extra and way expensive. PS: it was too cold in that plane."
Pros: "Crew were lovely, although they never came back to do a second drink service and didn’t answer call button, so anyone in PE had to walk back through Coach to get a drink. Not great. Food was tasty."
Cons: "Premium Economy barely worth it and not as advertised - no amenity kit, in flight service identical to Coach (except for upgraded meal), seat super uncomfortable with an awkward footrest and a non working headrest."
Pros: "all of the same reasons as noted above"
Pros: "Especially the flight attendants took very good care of my infant. I'm very much impressed with their service."
Pros: "Heathrow terminal 5 is modern, clean and efficient. The BA 787 Dreamliner is the best and the crew were professional all throughout the journey."
Cons: "I would avoid flying into Newark internationally if I have the option next time. Besides from the obvious that the airport is outdated, it is totally understaffed. There were about a staff of four directing international travelers at Passport Control and they were impolite which created a stressful and unwelcoming experience. The second issue I experienced was at baggage claim. Due to some issue I didn’t personally experienced, non-US passport holders experienced major delays entering the country. This resulted in hundreds of luggage that were left unclaimed from a previous flight still on the carousel. There was only two airport staff at this area so people from the BA flight had to take these the bags off the carousel inorder to make space for our flights bags to fit. It’s was totally chaotic and easily avoidable if there were more airport staff managing this area. This international airport is a national embarrassment, and if you’re a foreign traveler, I would highly discourage you from flying into Newark."
Pros: "Most things"
Cons: "Luggage took forever to be delivered in Newark--one of the longest waits I've ever experienced."
Pros: "I liked the plane layout, 2/3/2 across. The stewards were fine given what they have to deal with. I made it back without incident."
Cons: "Seating and service on planes has become so awful that I worry about my safety as an older person. If something happens on a flight like this, where there is no room, stressed stewards and disgruntled passengers, what would happen? If you are tall, there is no room for your legs. Seat my not go back."
Pros: "The seats in "business class" are adequate but other airlines are nicer and newer. The food was good though."
Cons: "The way the seats were set up was really weird. I actually was flying backwards."
Pros: "Food and entertainment selections were very nice"
Cons: "The passenger behind me constantly moving and pushing against my seat"
Cons: "Not the best airplane food I had, luckily I packed some snacks before leaving Düsseldorf"
Pros: "The flight itself was good and the crew was friendly and attentive"
Cons: "We won't go through Dublin again. The walk from the arrival gate to the maze of bureaucracy ahead was way too long. The airline should have not have that tight a connection knowing all the screening that must be done to board the next flight. We were held up at every entry point, not told what to expect and thus had to prepare for screening on the fly, while hoping our plane would wait for us, which it did and the many people who boarded after us. Entertainment system was slow and non-responsive and my husband's had to be reset to even start to work. One bag left behind, but delivered promptly within days of arrival"
Pros: "Cordial and helpful crew members. Food was excellent."
Cons: "entertainment was not functioning through out the flight."
Pros: "Nice staff who are doing their best with the little they have."
Cons: "The planes are dated. No Wifi. Bad food. Limited entertainment. I was kind of shocked at how lame it was. I will never fly them again, if I can help it."
Cons: "Food was not so Good. Poor quality. Very Little Space for economic flights. Blankets and pillows very poor quality better have your own."
Pros: "787 is a great plane and was very comfortable. Even my 6'6" husband praised it. Cabin crew went above and beyond in all respects."
Pros: "Staff, service, punctual everything superb!!!!"
Pros: "boarding was good,flights were on time."
Cons: "if flight is packed, they need extra staff? were impatient on services,may not their fault? airline may figure out?"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Too cramped and the food was mediocre."
Cons: "Customer service was terrible. The flight was overbooked and everyone was treating me as if it were MY fault the plane was oversold and I didn't have a seat. No apologies, no sympathy. It was as if they were doing me a favor by trying to get me on the flight. I had to wait it 4 long lines to get it taken care of and the people working the floor of the check-in area kept directing me to the wrong places. Purchasing a plane ticket on your airline for a specific should be enough to guarantee a seat on a plane. It's absurd that I spent 900 for a ticket and that doesn't guarantee me that I'll be on the flight."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic and professional, accommodating and very attentive. The seats were comfortable and the flight itself was smooth."
Cons: "The food was not particularly good, I imagine a better class of ticket would improve the food experience. Then again, one does not fly for the food!"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "Again because I was not allow to choose a better sit or buy an upgrade it was so fustrated!!"
Pros: "I worked for BA for 20 years. I was glad to book them. Ba Turned out to be AA Sat scrunched up between to big people. while in the back there were. 2 people sleeping across 4 seats. outrageous"
Cons: "No seats were allocated when i checked in for return flight. Flight overbooked. No time to change currency or stop for a tea as I had to wait and see if i was going to get a seat I was 3 and 1/2 hours before the flight."
Cons: "upon existing the airline, we were instructed to go to a certain gate, which ended up being the wrong gate and by the time we discovered that we were at the wrong place, we missed the flight! British Airways was unhelpful, not compassionate and completely oblivious to their own mistake! I had to purchase a new flight home and was stuck in the airport for over 6 hours! not to mention that they told us the air craft was smaller than the originally scheduled craft so they made us check everything including our carry ons. Thankfully I didn't need any of my medication. This was absolutely the WORST flight home!"
Pros: "It was open skies British air."
Pros: "Service was good as well."
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Flight delayed ! Lost checked bag at gate because of missed connection in London ! Retrieved 3 days later !!!"
Cons: "Lost my bags. Incompetent in nice airport. Crew was rude"
Cons: "The metal boxes below the seats mean that the little space allowed to a person is now all the more clipped. My backpack wouldn't even fit under the seat. My knees are already pressed up against the chair in front of me, now there's nowhere for me to stuff my feet even."
Pros: "The variety of in-flight entertainment options. The headrests. The staff was particularly helpful and courteous."
Pros: "Food) wine, entertainment, spacious, comfy seats (coach). Despite being in tbe middle seat I slept well."
Cons: "Flight attendants are obsessive about rules- they will wake you to put on your seatbelt or bring up your seat 40+ minutes before landing. But very polite."
Pros: "There was nothing to like except for the customer service skills of the cabin supervisor who profusely apologised for BA."
Cons: "At the airport, we were told that we did not have seats together as te flight was oversold. Strange as we had a six year old traveling with us. After much discussion, they gave two seats in the economy plus for me and the child but down graded child's mom to economy. We were told that someone from BA will contact us but it has been 10 days and no call or email. BA doesn't care and is just like all other airlines."
Pros: "Entertainment on iPad."
Cons: "Crew was curt and rude."
Pros: "Loved the new BA airplanes. Great staff and customer service"
Cons: "I would not use Kayak again. Went though some noname ticketed named webjets. Called multiple times and could not get anyone who spoke proper english. Due to the fact that you did not buy the ticket direct BA customer service could not assist us"
Pros: "Nothing stood out good or bad. Average plane. Average service."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "1. BA said I couldn't get a seat before 24 hrs before. Then when I tried to get a seat assignment I was told (by email) to contact Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus said that I should have called before 24 hrs before, and that seats were now in control of the gate (this still 22 hrs before flight time). Total lack of coordination. 2. At check-in I was first told that my bag was too big for carry-on, although BA had accepted it. I shrunk it down. Then I was told it weighed too much at 15 kg. When I asked why BA accepted the weight I was told BA's weight limit was different. 3. Net net, if BA is "arranging" the flight through a code-share it should have responsibility for insuring I am treated like a BA customer. Aer Lingus' customer treatment leads much to be desired."
Pros: "Arrived ahead of time."
Cons: "No free alcoholic drinks. Seats are barely up to international standard - narrow, as is the aisle. Very poor quality food."
Pros: "Very incredible from check in, flight and service! Well done"
Pros: "Nothing to say"
Cons: "When the ticket was issued it never said anything about who the subsidiary operating airline is. That caused so much confusion that I missed my flight despite of arriving at the airport almost 3 hours before departure. Then on my way back I asked for a tissue she threw one on the table with a snarl and said they are in the bathroom. Then the plane was standing still in the tarmac for good 10 minutes and I needed a tissue again - the same stewardess was extremely rude in telling me to go back to my seat - I advised her to be calm and speak appropriately. I was only trying to get the tissue paper from the toilet."
Pros: "Staff was pleasant."
Cons: "Website didn't work for online checkin. Flight only half full but somehow I was assigned to the coldest seat on the plane with an exit door obstructing legroom. Toilets were out of order and only one was available for most of an eight-hour flight. Airline charged for drinks. Food (chicken stew in a brown gravy?) was repellant. Entertainment choices dated and uninteresting. Luggage lost, with one agent available to slowly help more than 30 people. Luggage missing for over 24 hours. No response from airline. Enough."
Cons: "Lost luggage for 25% of the flight. They say this happens often. spent 3 hours at the airport filing a claim. I hope I see my suit case again"
Cons: "My flight was changed from Newark to JFK Which cost me more. I called AA to credit me and they Did not"
Pros: "Food and entertainment were good."
Cons: "Abysmal leg room."
Cons: "Ancient plane. Worn and uncomfortable business class seats. iPad for entertainment was a joke - you balance it on the skeletal remains of what had been the video monitor. Cabin crew literally disappeared after "meal" service. I had to "disturb" them from under blankets playing Candy Crush to get a drink during this 7 1/2 hour flight. I usually fly Virgin, but for some reason this was cheaper this time - I will never fly BA/Open Skies again."
Pros: "I liked the on-board entertainment, food and enough legroom."
Cons: "No negatives."
Cons: "THEY CHANGED OUR FLIGHT FROM NEWARK TO JFK WITHOUT TELLING US"
Pros: "We upgraded to first class and everything was perfect!!"
Cons: "The fact that people in coach class up to rows 28 as 2 choices of food and from row 29 and up have no choice we have to eat what they have twice to me"
Pros: "Great lie flat seat. Nice FAs."
Cons: "Food was not that great for intl C"
Cons: "We could not reserve a gluten free meal to accommodate allergies."
Pros: "In flight meal was one of the best I have ever had."
Cons: "Could not choose when to start a movie. If you wanted to watch one, you had to turn it on from the beginning or you would start in the middle. Plane could have been cooler as well."
Cons: "Had to check 2 of our luggages, and it cost $95 per piece. Never flown an airline where I had to pay more than $50 per piece. Also carryon has to be less than 8 kg. Our small luggage that we had to check never had any problems with any other airlines about being a carryon but since it was over 8 kg, it had to be checked. Flight was short but no entertainment screen to watch or listen to music. Will not be flying with airline ever again."
Pros: "I was on a 7 hour flight and the TAP airline service was very good. I had requested a vegan meal and they were able to accommodate me with no problem. Also they had a great selection of movies."
Cons: "I didn’t like that all the soap dispensers in both bathrooms were empty the whole flight. But good thing for the wet naps they offered and antibacterial I had in my purse."
Cons: "Though the weather was fine - no excuse - the 7 hours delay! the fact that instead of landing in Newark (my original reservation), we landed in JFK! VERY INCONVENIENT AND AN EXTRA EXPENSE! The fact that in Lisbon airport I had to wait more than one hour to reach the help desk and then plead to receive a voucher for refreshment (left Madeira on an early flight, no breakfast on that flight, the flight to NY delayed till 5 PM!). I chose TAP because it was the most direct way to reach Madeira - but the delays on both flights were more than unfortunate - it was simply poor service."
Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "Had to pay extra for my only bag! Didn’t know it wasn’t in the coat of the ticket"
Cons: "flight was delayed. ended up missing our flight from newark home."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't come around with anything to drink, except with meals. All international flights I have been on offer multiple drinks through the flight. They charged $80 for a suitcase. This was not a discounted ticket."
Cons: "was delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "Friendly and kind captain and crew"
Cons: "I was very very sick, so after the 3 hours delay I asked to stay in Lisbon and be sending next day to continue my journey home ... Surprisingly TAP told me that they could pay the hotel in Newark, but not in Lisbon.. Go figure! Called TAP Customer Service 4 times, 2 from Lisbon 2 from Newark... all cases more than 1 hour wait... AND THEY NEVER EVER ANSWERED!?!?!"
Pros: "None of the videos about Portugal worked!!"
Cons: "1) I tried several times while traveling but was unable to figure out how to choose a vegetarian option for the flight. When I called customer service, after a long hold time, the woman I finally spoke to told me it was too late to order vegetarian and refused to help me. I have never flown another airline (Air India, Turkish Air, United, American, China Southern, etc., etc.) that did not make this easy to choose during booking or check-in and that did not already have a standard ovo-lacto vegetarian option on the regular menu. Vegetarians practice for all sorts of reasons, including religion and health needs. It's unacceptable to make it so difficult to meet your meal needs while trapped on a plane for nine hours. 2) The check-in agent did not know the rule about all remaining seats being opened for passenger choice three hours before booking and insisted we had to pay to get aisle seats despite one of us having a health problem necessitating her standing up and walking every 45 minutes. Then another agent told us we couldn't choose seats for free for our Porto to Newark flight when we check in for our Madrid-Porto flight because it wasn't technically three hours before the Porto-Newark departure. But how were we supposed to choose seats for the Porto-Newark flight three hours in advance if we are in an airplane flying to Porto at that time? This makes no sense. Seats should be opened for every leg of a same-day journey at the same time. The agents were unhelpful and unsympathetic. 3) This was an old plane without options to choose a film or show to watch. Instead, passengers could flip through a few channels and hope to find something of interest that was already playing -- there was no way to begin a film or show from the beginning if you landed on it in the middle of its running time. I cannot recommend TAP Portugal to any of my friends, family, or colleagues after this experience."
Cons: "I was told that I can check in my luggage free of charge. So I bought some wine and checked in for the connection flights. They charged 35 euros and to final destination 75 euros. I tried to watch some movies and they had only one English channel. I couldn’t believe that kind of shitty system still exists. I don’t recommend it."
Cons: "I have traveled to and from Portugal in TAP for many years and never ever did I have to pay for a checked bag till this year. It is totally a robbery to be charging people for 1 checked bag of only 50lbs. not only is it ridiculous but robbery. You charge a lot of money for the flights as it is and to go and charge people to check a bag on an international flight is insane. It is to bad I have to fly back with you because I will not be flying with you ever again after this I will take my money elsewhere. Also you need to let people know that they are being charged for luggage when the are booking their flight because when I booked my flight nowhere did it say I had to pay for my luggage. It already was rediculous that we are only aloud 1 50lb bag checked and now you want people to pay for it too? Pretty soon you minus well have people just get on a plane naked!!"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived early. Food and snacks were good. Very attentive crew."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "I like the flight per se and the crew attention"
Cons: "The boarding process. It was slow, disorganized, didn't take off on time and some people were rude including the searching process that I enter voluntarily because nobody directed me. I when you schedule a flight you should try to take off on time because it can be disruptive for everyone. And when you sell discount tickets at least say you are going to charge 45 dollars for the bag... i wouldn't purchase any discount offer"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Long flight uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Time in the air was fine, efficient once we arrived in Newark and bags arrived fairly quickly. Check-in counter in Lisbon were a little tricky to find (around the corner with no signs posted...) but it was efficient."
Cons: "The boarding process was ridiculous. Went through security and then a second security screening at the gate when everything was gone through for a lot more than random folks. Then getting on a bus to board the flight instead of a jetway? I thought TAP was Portugal's national airline and had priority space at Lisbon..apparently not. No soap in the bathrooms on the plane! Ran out of diet soda (and we weren't at the back of the plane). On the way over, the flight attendants gave us conflicting instructions about our toddle sons's ability to sleep on the floor or on our laps. The entertainment system didn't work."
Pros: "Food, seats, flight attendants & in flight entertainment were all very good."
Pros: "Center aisle seat was comfortable and pnethy of room for my carryon overhead and underseat."
Cons: "I would like to see all TAP planes come with a standard entertainment option on the headrest in front of you with the advanced menu option of movies, games, radio, etc. and ensure all headphone jacks are operational. (Thisnflight the screen was messed up...not something you want to look at for 8 hours. ) I couldn't eat half the food because the salad wasn't anything but cabbage and a tomato and the corn and meat dish was cold and weird. I don't know what the dessert was but I got it down. I think the sandwich I got before landing was pesto and mayonnaise but I'm not sure. I didn't get much of it down before gagging. I wish when booking a flight you were given the menu or you could choose early in the flight and then be served. I bet it would cut down on wasted food and money."
Pros: "The crew is always professional and keeps you informed of what changes there are."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and already stocked with a pillow and blanket for all. we each had a personal screen stocked with movies, music, games and flight info. at no additional cost and that was great for passing the time during a long flight from Lisbon to NY. The crew was the best part, so pleasant and helpful and professional. We were instructed to close the shades and were allowed to sleep and woken up for the custom form and the great meal which had the option of soda or wine, etc. at no additional cost. The quality of the food was impressive and the salad even came with a packet of real Portuguese olive oil and vinegar. When appropriate we all had to open the shades and drinks were served again and later a small snack of a sandwich and a juice were given all in perfect timing."
Pros: "Flight staff was great, service was top notch. food was surprisingly good, red wine included in your ticket. movie choice was good. coach seat was as manageable for a long flight. you pretty much know what your getting yourself into flying coach overseas. this was a pretty good seat."
Cons: "We flew thru about an hour straight of moderate turbulence but i'm guessing that was unavoidable. Checkin was a bit weird, they had a gate change and never announced it. Fortunately, i checked the board. about 6 of us had been at the other gate for a long while."
Cons: "We experienced a 6 hour delay in Lisbon because there was no fuel available - terrible planning causing us to spend hours on the runway."
Pros: "the crew were amazingly warm, professional and attentive."
Cons: "no food option without a dead animal in it"
Pros: "Great flight! Unexpectedly good amount of food and good entertainment. On time. Seats were comfortable w good room."
Cons: "Boarding was pretty disorganized and crowded and seemed like it took even longer than it normally takes. we were lined up for a while before boarding initiated."
Pros: "lots of food and drink"
Pros: "Meal was good."
Cons: "Service was poor, the seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "No air from above. Just an all around bad flight with so many problems."
Pros: "Generally good and professional."
Cons: "One washroom was permanent;y dirty because the FLUSH mechanism wasn't performing well. Another washroom was permanently locked - causing higher traffic in the remaining washrooms."
Cons: "this was a very last minute flight to return home. It was cancelled within hours. I am very disappointed."
Pros: "Out of the 100+ flights I've been on in my life. TAP Portugal has been the worst and least professional."
Cons: "My first flight from Madrid to Portugal was cancelled (at midnight) so I had to sleep in the terminal because the bus they provided to the hotel couldn't take all of us. Then my flight to New Jersey was delayed several hours making me miss my next flight to Denver (home) and I had to spend a 2nd night in the terminal. I never received and hotel/food/taxi vouchers. I will do everything to avoid flying with TAP Portugal ever again."
Pros: "Nice flight, clean planes, decent amount of beverages/food provided, good TVs"
Pros: "USB ports to charge your phone, watched almost a whole season of HIMYM:) good dinner."
Cons: "Flight was way late."
Cons: "Once we entered the boarding area we weren't allowed back out to get a sandwich, souvenir, etc. This was absolutely unacceptable. I felt like a prisoner in that area. I can't believe they thought this was OK."
Pros: "Excellent portuguese food served on board, crew was friendly."
Cons: "My entertainment console did not work for the entire 8 hour flight, and to make matters worse the screen kept flashing a bright white light every 30 seconds or so, preventing me from sleeping. I had to tell 3-4 crew members for them to at least broadcast a movie to my seat to make the flashing stop. I was also seated right next to the bathroom, which usually isn't so bad, but since most of the passengers were elderly, it was being used literally nonstop for the majority of the flight. The crew only briefly cleaned it once... I was seated next to a screaming toddler as well. This isn't really the airline's fault, but it certainly didn't help. I felt like I did not get my money's worth for this flight and that it was a poor experience."
Pros: "Good in every way"
Pros: "Very comfortable."
Cons: "All was good."
Pros: "Service, staff, food, airplanes."
Pros: "I was lucky enough to be upgraded and I enjoyed everything!"
Cons: "My media center, screen, music etc abruptly shut off and remained off the the entire trip. On my previous flight all sound was lost on the on board media center."
Pros: "They were hospitable, cordial and always with a smile. The fact they provided a full meal on board was surprising to me, after flying with several carriers I didn't expect it. Keep up the great work!"
Cons: "No Entertainment"
Pros: "seats, courtesy of the staff"
Pros: "Great plane B 787"
Cons: "Paid online for food and most choices gone Overpriced"
Cons: "Dirty plane, nobody bothered to wipe the tray table and Black Mold showing (extensively) at top air vents. Very uncomfortable flight. AC needs to do a Much Better job cleaning between flights!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were not kind to the customers and treated us like they were doing us a favor by working on the flight."
Cons: "The flight attendants at one time actually were talking about other passengers, who happened to be of Chinese descent like they weren't even there. Like they did not understand English. Just rude"
Pros: "Efficient and quick, no issues."
Cons: "flight was too bumpy"
Pros: "I loved everything!"
Pros: "We got there without crashing."
Cons: "Checking in and luggage drop off was chaos. One useless staff person failed to tell people where to line up to drop bags off until the end. She just stood there and if you asked a question she gave you the wrong answer. In Newerk we had to wait 2 hours for our bags. The man st the AC office had no idea why the bags were not coming and could not get someone to tell him and emotionally dithered and then fell apart. I will avoid travelling on AC again if I can. Worst flight ever. They did not have enough food on board either. At least the pilots were competent."
Pros: "Got to Newark fast luggage was off plane very quickly"
Cons: "Older plane no body at gate to drive jetway gaving us sit out on tarmac"
Cons: "Entertainment options are old. Food in unaccomodating for Vegetarians."
Cons: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "After landing in Newar. One had to exit into the terminal and in order to connect, I had to go through TSA again, and the line was way too long. I had 2 hrs between flights and was able to make the connection, but I'm not sure if I only had one hour... I would have probably missed my connection."
Cons: "Time is money. Instead of telling customers to arrive 3 hours before departure and it is their problems if they can make it, a better way to be helpful is to have representatives ready to spend 3 minutes to look at customers' status, offer feasible options and point people to the right directions right away. Be a part of the solution! Don't be such a pain when you can offer a helping hand."
Cons: "Incredibly disorganized"
Pros: "The crew was outstanding - pleasant and efficient."
Cons: "Entertainment: movie selection very limited."
Pros: "Very good overall."
Cons: "Entertainment selection poor and dated."
Pros: "at least we wereat a part of the wedding"
Cons: "first flight scheduled april 20 at 12:05pm cancelled. second flight for 4:15pm to laguardia cancelled. excuses for cancellation were given but not to our satisfaction. as a result we missed a good portion of the wedding we attended in new jersey"
Cons: "Missed connection because of their computer issues. The hotel they arranged for us was a 30minute drive from airport. We passed 50 hotel alternatives on the way. Nobody greeted us at the gate to explain our options. My luggage never arrived"
Pros: "Short trip, nothing too much to complain about or sing about."
Cons: "the entertainment system not functioning tjhat well."
Pros: "Tv options"
Cons: "I'm only 5'10" and my knees were digging into chair in front of me. Also, we had everyone boarded about ten minutes early (which is awesome) and we were told we would leave a bit early, but then sat there for about 15 minutes and departed even later due to long line for take off."
Cons: "Never made the flight and the only flight air canada is willing to put me on is 24 hours later. Very poor customer service."
Pros: "Flawless flight and friendly staff and roomy seating on Air Canada flight"
Cons: "Did not have food options I wanted - ran out."
Cons: "They wouldn't seat us together"
Pros: "Airplane features like the comfortable seating, leg room and window dimming capability. Head rest entertainment center and Flight Info graphics were great."
Cons: "Overall the crew seemed bored and tired with their job. On-board announcements sounded disinterested, and crew seemed tight and not overly pleasant."
Pros: "Everything was great I had a Blast"
Pros: "Overall everything was good, i liked the customer service of the crew. Boarding was on time. Everything went smooth. Overall I was very happy according to the price i paid for the Tickets. Customer, Tanmay Bhatt"
Cons: "Only thing that i would request is the screen of the Tv, If possible please make it good. Thank you."
Pros: "The crew handled things well in spite of some turbulence closer to EWR. Thanks for a smooth and easy ride into NYC/NJ."
Pros: "wonderful plane"
Cons: "NO WIFI!!!"
Pros: "organized boarding; timely departure and landing; baggage swifly appeared at carosel; younger members of the crew were great"
Cons: "Most senor member of the crew on the flight [female/blond] was flat out rude and clearly should not be interfacing with clients on flights."
Cons: "Horrible to say the least Never made it to Toronto"
Pros: "Short flight, crew is friendly, and easy boarding process."
Cons: "I find the Air Canada flights between Toronto and Newark are frequently delayed."
Cons: "it was delayed for 1 hour"
Cons: "Flight was delayed making me miss my connection. Poor customer service at the airport plus the fact that my baggage got lost however, it was delivered after 24 hours."
Cons: "No TV service on an 11 hour flight. Really? It's 2016 can we get Air Canada into this decade please."
Pros: "Air Canada has good service. Our flight was delayed and I only got one announcement. I think next time it should be more."
Pros: "Boarding of children at the beginning of boarding operations. Double thumbs up."
Cons: "At 2 hours into the flight I was most of the way through a movie. The crew then announced that some passengers were unable to view the entertainment system so they were resetting the entire system. Crew said passengers would be able to resume watching entertainment at the point they left off. Needless to say this was not the case. The entertainment system never got reset properly and did not function for the rest of the 4+ hour flight."
Pros: "the flight actually went"
Cons: "our gate was switched and then there were no updates until after the original boarding time passed"
Pros: "Flight took 1 hour instead of the scheduled 1.5 hours."
Cons: "Flight was a half hour late to board and then another hour late to actually take off."
Cons: "Plane edges were rather dirty with lots of debris. A little gross."
Cons: "* Worst food I have ever had on a plane. The crew did not even know what was in some of the food, which is not comforting if you have allergies. * Entertainment system earphones were so bad they were unusable."
Pros: "Got on flight"
Cons: "Got boarding pass but no signs to differentiate Air Canada counters (US-bound, domestic, international). Went to wrong counter and had to run to right one Booked flight. When I checked bag, I got a standby with hope that I could get on flight. Fortunately, I was able to make it. If I had connecting flights, it would have been a nightmare Same boring old movies and TV - 2 broke girls episodes. Just drink, nothing else for morning flight. Something to eat? It is an international (Can-US) flight Slow unloading of luggage"
Cons: "The airport crew lacked professionalism & courtesy when relaying information on the flight being delayed. Bad attitude from airport crew & lack of communication with delayed flight."
Pros: "The trip was amazing, for the extremely prompt and organized Japan crew boarding to the great and smooth flying despite the long time it took to get to Torinto"
Cons: "The food onboard could use an improvement, it felt very poor and flavorless. The Toronto immigration processing was cumbersome and time consuming, took us about an hour plus to clear customs which left us just enough time to make it to the gate for our connection flight to EWR. The process could be improved to allow for us to decompress enough to allow for a more relaxed connection flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed twice, and then when we boarded, were told that the flight would be delayed again . . . and then informed that the flight was canceled. The staff did not know what was happening, and kept us on the plane for almost 2 hours, before letting us off and telling us there were no hotels available. It was a nightmare experience transferring in Toronto. The crew did what they could, but they were largely kept in the dark too."
Pros: "Efficient, vigilant and helpful crew"
Cons: "I found the seats quite uncomfortable which is unusual for me as I don't have back or neck issues. Once I was able to position the seat after take-off the comfort was improved."
Pros: "Flight attendants did not wake me up!"
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Delay and almost miss my connection flight... and its not the first time with Air Canada"
Cons: "When did Air Canada stop providing meals on international flights? It was my first time flying in/out of Newark on Air Canada and was surprised I had to purchase food on an international flight. Chicken noodle soup in a cup was $3, was about the only thing that looked reasonable on the menu."
Pros: "Plane late, flight three hours waiting to leave"
Cons: "Had to wait."
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