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|$770||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 05m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Lufthansa ($568) and Aeroflot ($730)
For Heraklion to New York John F Kennedy Airport, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Airport back to Heraklion, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat comfort and entertainment Option for WIFI and to charge was very nice add"
Cons: "Lost our luggage"
Pros: "Great crew and plane"
Cons: "Inconvenient terminal from connecting flight. Boarding procedure was a zoo"
Cons: "The airport pretty much shut down for awhile so some flights were canceled. Due to the number of people attempting to check in and go through security, I missed my plane and was rebooked in an economy seat. These glitches occur but one would expect Lufthansa to have had a plan to deliver clear directions."
Pros: "Everything was perfect. crew was really good. nice and comfortable airplane (Airbus A380)..very smooth ride. A+"
Cons: "nothing wrong"
Pros: "Family check-in in Frankfurt is superb. Economy Plus was a really great experience!"
Cons: "The fact that I can't use my own headphones and I'm forced to use the cheap airline-provided ones (with the dual plugs). Single biggest reason to not fly Lufthansa, because I can't enjoy the movies!"
Cons: "The food is not very good"
Pros: "Easily the most comfortable I've ever been in TATL economy. Lufthansa's 747-8 is set up strangely: the main deck is arranged First - Business - Economy - Prem. Economy - Economy. This means that if you can book a seat in the forward economy mini-cabin, you get dedicated cabin crew, no other passengers walking through your space to get to the bathroom, plenty of bin space, and – best of all – a lot of aisle space to stretch your legs. Row 16 aisle seats are especially good, as the bulkhead between J and Y doesn't extend all the way, and therefore you can stretch your feet out. Food was actually excellent (for economy), hot and flavorful and generous, with snacks available mid-flight. Beverages also tops – gotta love Lufthansa for offering Campari (!) and more than one wine choice."
Cons: "Entertainment (music and movies at least) was up-to-date but not very interested. Boarding and transit security in Frankfurt was anxiety-inducing – between getting to the US departures area and additional screening, it took more than an hour from deplaning to getting in line. Boarding w/o group numbers was an exercise in patience. And the terminal wifi is so spotty!"
Cons: "We missed this flight because previous flight from Germany was late. After running like mad people thru the Frankfurt airport- we only found out they have left - many people missed the flight!"
Cons: "See comments above."
Cons: "The fine print on the flight pass-- didn't notice that my request for flight change did not go through. Am stuck in the airport!"
Pros: "The Lufthansa crew in Munich was very helpful when my boarding pass would not go through - I was not told I needed a new pass for that flight (as the first one had been cancelled and rebooked: 2 Air Berlin flights). No one was of help until this point, and the Lufthansa crew even offered to check on my baggage for us only to notice it never left Berlin; we didn't get it for 3 days. This did not surprise me because last time I flew Air Berlin for an 8 day cycling & camping trip, I didn't see my bike for 5 days (you can imagine this sort of ruins the entire point of the trip). After reading a lot of complaints with Air Berlin and never hearing back from their customer service (ever) after numerous forms filled out, I knew checking our bags with Air Berlin from the start would mean we wouldn't see them in New York. I even said to the Air Berlin employee at check in that I refused to check my bag because of my past experience and he "assured" me my bag would be at JFK when I got there. Ha. It was nice to see the Lufthansa crew shocked at how poorly this trip home was working out for my husband and I."
Cons: "After the cancelled flight, we were very disappointed to be rebooked with Air Berlin. We do not want to fly Lufthansa if they are so closely associated with Air Berlin, and will tell our friends the same."
Pros: "The food was good compare to other airlines & the service is good too. I would like to recomemd.for my friends if they ask me which airline to choice."
Cons: "Check in only before 24hours before the flight is not good enough since so many people are book."
Pros: "Not many qualms during the flight back from Frankfurt - the flight was comfortable and the entertainment system functionded."
Cons: "I enjoyed the food on the flight back, however want to note that by the time the crew got to serving economy there were only beef dishes left and passengers were left with no options besides beef. The boarding process was also a bit overwhelming."
Cons: "Child car seat lost although checked with luggage."
Pros: "the staff is top notch"
Pros: "Great plane Great food Great movies"
Pros: "I enjoyed the flight and the movies."
Cons: "I didnt like the crew, they was very caold and not pleasant at all. didnt like the food."
Pros: "great 747-8 bird, modern, quiet and comfortable"
Cons: "same JFK with always delayed unboarding, wait for the gate and luggage, long lines to everything"
Pros: "The crew was very efficient and accommodating"
Cons: "Most of the announcements were hard to hear and understand"
Pros: "As I noted above, both LH crews worked well. They were very professional, spoke languages as needed, accommodated passengers' requests, served edible food (mostly) and were visible and available throughout. The long-distance Airbus plane was comfortable enough. I like the idea of putting all the bathrooms downstairs ... but ..."
Cons: "... putting all the bathrooms downstairs might create difficulties for handicapped passengers. I am not sure how this is handled; perhaps help is provided, or perhaps there is one bathroom at flight-level."
Pros: "Free upgrade to business class!"
Pros: "Food, drink and entertainment are very good."
Cons: "Did not care if I made my connecting flight or help me to understand if I could make it, seats are terribly overbooked and crammed. Many people visibly aggravated and mobility compromised due to seats,"
Pros: "They had lots of movies and TV options to choose from."
Cons: "The vegetarian option was very poor. Frankly a pizza snack in place of supper is not what I expect on a cross-Atlantic flight."
Pros: "There are some lounge seats for sleeping. There are power ports next to these seats"
Cons: "€5 for a Fanta in the airport. Food choices are limited and expensive. Next time I'll buy food in Sweden. Shockingly, it's cheaper"
Pros: "Nicely appointed plane, nice staff...even though we didn't order a special meal the flight attendant found something for my allergic son at the end... Hot wet towels, a nice touch."
Cons: "Although dismal, running out of dinner choices before half way into serving...And given the prevalence of dairy allergies one choice should be dairy free without compromising quality or taste - why does the chicken dish has to have dairy products? Quality of food overall was so so."
Pros: "Beautiful aircraft!"
Cons: "They ran out of meals, later got business class food and it was really bad even if served on ceramic plates , and real flatware, need to improve the food!!!!!!,"
Cons: "Leg space is tight"
Pros: "I liked food, entertainment on board, atmosphere, professional crew, arrival on time"
Pros: "The entertainment was great, service, comfort and food too."
Cons: "Choice of quality films could have been better."
Pros: "Excellent food great crew nice plain"
Pros: "The TV system"
Cons: "Can't check in on your website"
Cons: "My baggage was lost. Still no word about it."
Pros: "Did not make the flight."
Cons: "I wish there was more of advance notice on this flight, instead it just gave us 23 hour reminder. We had booked this flight a year ago but we could not make this and the 23 hours was too short of a notice."
Pros: "The crew was perfect - nice and very helpful. I like the restroom area on this plane much better than on other kinds of aircraft."
Cons: "I definitely didn't like how Lufthansa online booking assigns seats. Why are family members who booked their tickets as one order getting seats apart from each other even after online check-in and seat selection? We had a very bad experience with this."
Pros: "Very good crew, very attentive, very comfortable seats in business and entertainment Flight left within 30 min of departure time and there was no turbulence"
Cons: "Food, I barely ate especially on Lagos Frankfurt leg. I evem believe that the fish that was served may have been slightly off !"
Cons: "Gate agents could be more friendly."
Pros: "Our connecting flight to Munich was late, but Lufthansa had a van waiting to collect us, usher us through passport control and get us to our flight to New York in time. That was a tremendous help and took a lot of stress off of the trip."
Pros: "Didn't like it all"
Cons: "Delay's happen but I paid $840 dollars to select seats and select those with extra legroom for myself and 3 other family members. I had a window seat with enough legroom to stretch out my bad knee. On the flight substituted for my original flight I was given a bulkhead seat (which doesn't allow for extended knees) next to a screaming baby on her mother's lap. Luckily the flight wasn't full so I moved to a seat next to an empty one. I was told by a crew member that I wouldn't get a refund because the bulkhead seat was considered extra legroom."
Pros: "Comfortable and on time. Food was pretty good. Customer service was great."
Pros: "The entertainment and the size for the legs are very okay on A340 Lufthansa flights compared to other carriers."
Pros: "The crew and the plain very nice clean and"
Cons: "The food was not enough and they proposed a vegetarian option and I receive a goulashW I ask why the lady say that was not longer a veggie option"
Pros: "I was almost to miss my flight because of the huge line and the nasty security guy. Thank God, they have the x- ray system to look at you. Still, I was ordered to take my sweater off. When voluntarily I took of my boots, the guy didn't agree...I understand that Europe was thru a terrorist attack but they should use common sense and not try to humiliate people. Personally, I wouldn't go to Europe if not necessary."
Pros: "* Plane was not fully packed * Fresh interior * Good multimedia content * Comfortable seats * Very friendly crew * Good food * Drinks multiple times"
Cons: "* We arrived half hour late"
Cons: "I have never had a such an awful flight, it all started from the registration where i was told to pay for the overload of baggage eventhough my husbands ticket had not been cancelled and he was not with me, so I lost the pay for his ticket and extra money. It seems to be unfair and unreasonable taking extra money for the baggage in this situation. I have experienced the worst flight ever paying for the seat with extra space where it got very cold. The five blankets were offered with a pair of sox and I used them but it didn't help. The air condition was blowing very hard and eventually I have cought a cold. I strongly advise all potential customers of Lufthansa to stay away from seat number 27 on that plane."
Cons: "Many of us onboard had tight connection times yet we landed way across the airport from connection terminal, had to take a slow bus, endure even slower security screening, then sprinted clear across the terminal for the connection, all compounding the stress level. Someone needs to put some thought into better organizing this. By comparison, flight to destination on Swiss was a pleasure, connecting gate right next door to arrival gate, no worry, no rush, no stress. Terrible food, barely edible. Snooty, rude flight attendants. Lousy movie choices. Belive me, if I had a better choice on price and scheduling I would take any airline before Lufthansa. Horrible."
Pros: "Everything was Perfect!!!"
Pros: "Lufthansa didn't fail once. Flight is always on time and the crew is super nice. Planes are clean and up to date. I like flying with Lufthansa because they seem to be reliable."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that in Frankfurt the connection flight was from the other side of the airport. You have to walk miles to get to the gate which can be difficult for elderly or pregnant women."
Pros: "Awesome bran new jet. People were spaced out so that everyone had an open set next to them, where allowed. The TV worked awesome and everything really was perfect!"
Cons: "...it's not a big secret that airline food isn't the best While there was a lot of it, the staff was very attentive,-the food wasn't great.."
Pros: "Crew was nice very polite and helpful that is why excellent rating. Comfort was as good as that can be in economy class, very good food and decent entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit inconvenient as the plane was not at the gate and bus ride was used to access plane."
Pros: "Regestacion online"
Cons: "I am middle size person ,but size between chairs not enought"
Cons: "Worst service, disgusting food, no organization, pettiness with measuring the size of a carry on (including the wheels) at JFK and charging $100 for international standard sized bags (less than 21.5 inches), racist behavior from the flight attendants against anyone who is not Russian, little to no communication with passengers, flight attendants started arguing with people for no reason"
Pros: "Crew were friendly Boarding was pleasant Everyone was helpful"
Cons: "Entertainment was very hard to navigate and to follow"
Pros: "The service is awesome"
Cons: "It take some time to board as there is a need for a better birding procedure"
Pros: "Was excellent"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic"
Pros: "Was really happy"
Pros: "Good flight, departing Moscow wasn't so bad even with the wintry conditions (JFK on the other hand...) Flight staff was friendly and well dressed, video worked, needs were met. Wasn't cold on the flight though I did sit by the window seat so the temperature was adjusted accordingly :) Overall, very pleased with Aeroflot. Would I do it again? Already have a trip booked in two months!"
Cons: "Two go-rounds due to wind sheer in the airport environment."
Cons: "The temperature in the plane before take off was very cold. I was dressed in a warm sport suit and got cold. My daughter was shievering in 2 sweaters. Blankets were sold not given to us only after take off. We had to wait 40 mins to take off which is fine in a busy airport, but couldn't get blankets when needed."
Pros: "The crew did the best they could"
Cons: "The entertainment system was not working for a duration of 10 hour flight. Not even headphones were available. Food could be better relative to other airlines."
Cons: "The baggage was LOST!!!!"
Pros: "Great food, stuff and free movies"
Cons: "I'm still in Berlin"
Pros: "As always a friendly flight crew. Anyone who flies knows airline food is not great but Aeroflot does a good job. Aeroflot gives the best value for a direct flight to Russia. Always on time and usually a smooth flight."
Cons: "My flight home was not as comfortable as was my flight to Russia. The seat felt well used but I made the best of it with short walks. I know this is not Aeroflot's fault but my seat mate was very large. Although he was a nice person he had an unpleasant odor. I would have liked to change my seat but the it was a full flight. Maybe next time I will try an upgrade on my flight."
Pros: "The crew could be friendlier"
Pros: "No time-wasting connections and good service."
Cons: "Airport procedures at JFK tend to take too much time."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Price was good (not counting all the charge"
Cons: "The sound port was broken on my seat (50A), so for 9.5 hours I couldn't watch movies. There was no wine served with dinner (or even given as a purchase option) We were delayed boarding and leaving the plane. Food was terrible. Not healthy and tasty. Too much bread and cakes."
Pros: "The staff is nice. The movie selection was good. Flight left on time."
Cons: "The second meal was not good. Also, the white wine is not good."
Pros: "Huge delay. We had a toddler and weren't offered the seats behind the wall, which is for people with kids. There weren't even people with kids sitting at those seats. Next time will fly with finnair."
Pros: "Very good flight"
Pros: "Nothing redeeming about Aeroflot"
Cons: "Flight was delayed four hours. Sat on first plane for an hour before they announced mechanical problem. Meal voucher given during airport wait, but no announcement was made and some passengers weren't aware. Staff was curt and unhelpful."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding took forever. The line to beard stretched far into the terminal. Only at the end they decided to let people in faster using a second person. The food was horrible. Flight attendant and the pilot insisted on making announcements in English that sounded painful. They really should brush these people up slightly to improve pronounciation. There was no way to purchase alcohol on the flight. They gave a complimentary noglass of wine with the first meal, but after that you were done. Bringing your own alcohol to drink on board was "illegal". Obviously that's what people do anyway."
Pros: "The staff was very polite and attentive. Flight was shorter than expected; 9 hours total. Fairly clean, well organized. Entertainment was first rate with a huge selection of movies, TV programs, games."
Cons: "The food was mediocre; probably about the worst airplane food I ever had. Can't be sure, but I had GI problems the day after, possibly due to asking for ice in my drink. (the rest of my family did not get sick and we ate the same food but no ice) Also, annoyed that seats cannot be selected until 24 hours before flight. An added stess, esp while you're touring. Fortunately, our hotel concierge was able to book our seats. Overall tho, I'd fly Aeroflot again."
Cons: "U guys cancel my flight"
Pros: "again, the crew and plane were exellent"
Cons: "the food was uneatable i would recommend serving rice in stead of pasta and hard-boiled eggs instead of the omelette, these were the worst dishes. i understand the many calculations that go into making these on0board meals. if you take a look at swissair menu you will find many great things. on the other hand, the cold cut meats and cheeses were very good, i would reccomend putting more russian delights such as potatos and meats in simple form, more butter, and of course beer over wive, which was also not good. thank you for reading so far!"
Pros: "I had a very comfortable seat from Moscow to NYC, with room for legs and no one next to me. Connection was short (in a good way). Suitcase delivered for me."
Cons: "The flight from Moscow to NYC was OK but food was medium. TV series were no so good. Old stuff or uninteresting stuff."
Cons: "The flight from tlv to ny (1 stop in moskow), included 3 meals. 1. Identical. 2. Frozen - non eatable. 3. all - meat. no dairy breakfast."
Pros: "We had short connection and everything went well"
Cons: "I think Aeroflot can do better job on food. Drinks so limited."
Pros: "excellent crew, very helpful always had refreshments and snacks on hand"
Cons: "Food could use some upgrade"
Pros: "Pilots are the best!!! Soft landing!"
Cons: "Question- why the wine didn't serve at flight from Almaty to Moscow? ( departure- January 24, 2016, at 6:...AM . )And only served from Moscow to NYC."
Cons: "I did not see a blanket in my seat. The crew staff told me she was sure there was one blanket for one seat. I trust her. But there was no extra blanket in the plane. As the plane if full of passengers, I had to spend 11 hours with no blanket. No one took care of this issue for the whole journey. Other aspects are good though."
Cons: "Потеряли мой багаж."
Pros: "Entertainment is pretty good, lots of movies."
Cons: "Seats are too small, not comfortable at all."
Pros: "Super company!!!"
Pros: "Very attentive and friendly crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system in busines class was not working"
Pros: "Great experience overall. The crew was very helpful."
Pros: "There was a large variety of movies and shows to pick from to occupy the time on this very long flight. The airplane is new and there was good amount of leg room between the seats."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess! There were people all over the place trying to funner into a single line because there was only one general boarding announcement. Imagine all the passengers trying to board at the same time pushing each other out of the way."
Pros: "They helped me with a wheelchair. They were attentive to my needs and kind."
Cons: "The seats were too close and not very cozy. Food was tasteless. Ear phones were hard and painful. Entertainment was very bad."
Pros: "Wish there was more leg room"
Pros: "Good movie choices"
Cons: "Food was terrible. No leg room at all. My husband is 6 feet tall and his knees are always touching the front seat but in this plane he had to keep them sideways for 9 hours! Boarding was a mess. They let everyone in together without separating people by seat numbers. People block the aisles trying to put their bags in the overhead shelves. It took us 20 min to get through the plane to our seats. After arriving to JFK we waited for our bags forever."
Pros: "Economical ticket price, comfortable seats with decent recline, good movie choices, they give you a pair of disposable slippers to wear, good overhead bin space"
Cons: "Crew has no personal skills and are generally uncaring/ rude. Their English is poor and it is virtually impossible to understand announcements. The cabin is very crowded - seats are jammed in and the aisles can barely accommodate a roll on bag's width. Food is bad! On a 10 hour flight, they served me the exact same food twice and I did not have a choice in the matter. The salad was frozen solid as was the bread and butter. The lease that they can do is defrost the food!"
Pros: "It was great flight."
Cons: "time allocated for transfer was very short and pressing, it was hard for me to make this connection as there is a very long distance between arrival and departure terminal/gates, so I had to run, and being 72 years old, running is no longer my thing."
Pros: "Had a decent selection of movies and things to keep you entertained."
Cons: "Security and airport personnel are mostly rude and unpleasant. Flight attendants were ok. For a 10 hour flight, the seats were very tight and uncomfortable. For sure the worst I've been on for such a long flight. I'm 5'11" as a reference. The food was sub-par, but it is airplane food after all. Boarding was chaotic due to people/families having way too many little carry-on bags. I would only use Aeroflot again for short, cheap European trips...maybe. For long flights, no thanks."
Pros: "I liked when the flight landed"
Cons: "The food was tasteless- good thing I brought my own"
Pros: "Staff at check in, boarding, etc were very curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Food and entertainment system are awful."
Pros: "I had finally great person sit next to mine :) Food was ok but can be way better for that kind of money."
Cons: "Lack of leg room!!!!! And 10Mb of internet is $5???? Really? What to do with 10Mb... one hour would be ok but 10Mb is useless and expensive useless."
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