Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 16h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Lufthansa ($1,064)
When flying out of Heraklion you will be using Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt., often referred to as Heraklion Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Literally one of the worst check in experiences I have ever had traveling"
Cons: "The person checking me in could have given me a few minutes to help me understand the flight delay"
Pros: "Overall once on the flight the service and comfort were very good. Attendants were very nice and helpful. Always had a smile and made the flight enjoyable. We specifically picked this Airline for its service and reliablity"
Cons: "The checkin and "Automated" Baggage Check were a disaster. It took us a full 2 hours to check our bags and get to thru security and our gate. We were practically running to get to the end. The layout of the airport is very tough to get from point A to point B. Walking a long distance with multiple security checks. On top of that, the plane was almost an hour late boarding and then taking off. It was a mass of people with no way to cue for an orderly boarding process. No instructions or info given to allow us to go get something to eat or drink prior to boarding."
Pros: "Flight crew was amazing, as well as the first meal....restaurant quality."
Pros: "They were great with service"
Cons: "Having to have to close my window shade so I couldn't see outside"
Pros: "Happy to watch the World Cup Final while the flight was delayed 2 hours on the ground."
Cons: "Before take off, I found a small brown bug that looked similar to a bed bug crawling on my arm. I took pictures of it and alerted a crew member. They replaced my pillow and said sorry... I couldn't stop thinking of the idea of bed bugs crawling on me and my personal belongings the whole flight."
Pros: "The seating configuration was ideal (2-3-2)"
Pros: "The flight attendants were so friendly and helpful. The food was good...didn't even have to pay for food or wine. On-board entertainment was excellent. I would fly Lufthansa any time!"
Pros: "See above. The same applies."
Cons: "See above. The same applies."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the boarding process was fast and simple. No food just snacks and what they had was good. Once I got to the airport there was a wheelchair at the gate and it was great because we were on the opposite side if the airport for our next flight and he was very nice to talk to as we were walking."
Cons: "It was a pretty short flight so no complaints."
Cons: "The crew didn't seem quite ready for offering refreshments, and I had to go and ask for water several times. The snacks weren't very ubstantial, and having a good 4-5 hours in between meals was hard for me as I had been traveling for a long time already."
Pros: "Very smooth ride. I liked that they left water/ juice/ snacks downstairs in between meal service. The crew was super friendly, the entertainment selection was awesome too."
Cons: "My chair wouldn't stay reclined :/"
Cons: "seat did not recline at all,"
Pros: "Punctual departure and arrival. Crew was professional if not always friendly."
Cons: "The worst food I can recall I have ever experienced on a plane. So bad that I didn't have more than an unfortunate bite from my "dinner" entree. The food was especially noteworthy as the trip over was so good... In the entertainment category, the sports and news line-up only had old soccer games..."
Pros: "I used to fly lufthansa for my europe travel for work about 15 years ago a lot and thought in recent years it may not have been as good but these flights made me appreciate Lufthansa anew. Crew extremely helpful and polite, always followed up to any requests. Instead of barking at us like United or American crew, they went out of their way to help my daughter get a makeshift icepack for some very painful bumps she got during our vacation. Crew also kept the bathrooms clean from time to time, which was a welcome relief for such a long flight. Desk staff/service desk also was helpful in directing us during the 5 hr layover to things at the airport itself that we could do. They also helped reprint the boarding pass and write down the baggage tags when security made me lose those by separating my wallet and boarding passes into mutliple bins."
Cons: "Phone service. When I tried to book my seats and meals, the lady kept getting things wrong, and ended up not getting me the seats I had specifically ended up asking for. So, when I arrived at the airport and printed my boarding cards, those were seats I did NOT want and all the service desks insisted that's what I asked for. No low carb meal option was surprising. Meal service sometimes felt like too close to each other else too far apart from snacks - didn't feel like we had enough time to digest and get some sleep, while at other times we were seeking out snacks.Overall good quality of food however."
Pros: "crew, cleanliness"
Cons: "very little legroom, very uncomfortable for travellers who cannot afford business class"
Pros: "going home"
Cons: "support call line entertainment food connection time all sub standard in economy plus... will not use again."
Pros: "The entertainment options are excellent and make the flight go faster. Meals are good and well spaced."
Cons: "Leg room in economy class is still a problem. 11 hours with very little room to shift position is just unpleasant."
Pros: "Better than my other Lufthansa flight m, which was canceled, or the SA legs because those planes were old."
Cons: "Everything else about buying the ticket with Kayak. Canceled flights and lost luggage with Zero help from Kayak. Kayak didn't even answer customer service lines when I rang for 2 hours in one go."
Pros: "The customer service representative was able to get me on a flight that departed earlier due to its 2 hour delay."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Was not offered a head set inlees it eas in thr blanket and pillow package. But was a nice flight snd srrvice. I injoyed the food."
Pros: "It was good because I was placed in EconomyPlus"
Cons: "Was not able to check-in on line and I could not book my seat - so I was just assigned seating. Fortunately it worked and I got the window seat on the shorter flights and an aisle seat for the longer flight."
Pros: "The crew were amazing; very helpful, polite and caring"
Cons: "Food should be less but better quality"
Pros: "Crew members were very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Seat felt very cramped, even more than usual . I could barely get in /out of my seat if the seat in front of me was reclined."
Pros: "Was happy when I got off United Airline plane."
Cons: "It was not Lufthansas, it was a crappy, old run down United Airline jet. I do not like flying with United. Was kind of tricked into this one. I would have paid more not to fly United."
Pros: "I was very sick through the flight and they took such good care of me. I appreciate their care and help from the bottom of my heart."
Pros: "The crew was great. Probably the friendliest people I've ever flown with. There's no way they can make sitting in an economy seat at the back of the plane for 12 hours comfortable; but they did do everything they could to make the flight as enjoyable as possible."
Pros: "crew was great boarding was fine"
Cons: "Chicken dinner tasted awful Seat spacing (specially when front passenger reclines )very crowded"
Pros: "he food was excellent and service was professional and friendly"
Cons: "The seats were to small especially if the person in front of you lowered theirs."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by an hour, which resulted in me missing my next two flights and having to reschedule. As a result, my bag was/still is lost."
Pros: "The crew and all the transferring activities were great."
Cons: "It was a lack of the movies in Russian."
Pros: "Good service during flight"
Pros: "Crew, boarding, flight ahead of schedule"
Cons: "I booked Lufthansa...why was I on United?? United is a far inferior company. No food on a cross-country flight?? I was asked to pay for any more than a couple glasses of water. Really? On a 6 hour flight? I had to pay for entertainment? All my other flights it was free...feels like nickle and diming. Will not fly United again."
Pros: "Nothing. Our flight was delayed by 4hrs due to weather conditions at SFO."
Cons: "Same issues as per first leg of my trip - Brussels/Washington, but even more restricted seat space. There was a empty row[3 seats] empty behind me. I'm a DVT patient[got it a couple of years ago while flying back from China - didn't move during the entire flight] and need to move frequently and need legroom to stretch out my legs as much as possible when sitting. Anyway, having informed a crew member about my DVT condition, I asked if I could move in the empty area - mind you, that was after plane door was closed and boarding had been completed. She refused only to give after takeoff the area to a lady with a little dog in her purse. This flight was operated by United. Our household will from now on avoid any flight that's operated by United."
Pros: "Crew was very professional and attentive. Great experience."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed for some reason, and the ground crew did not board by rows making boarding process a mess. I am also disappointed that seats don't have power outlet (USB only) in the 380, one of the newest planes. I bought the Wi-Fi day pass but my laptop run out of battery towards the end of the flight."
Pros: "We left a little late but arrived early."
Cons: "My back was hurting after ten hours plus in my seat - even though I was in Economy Plus. The main course of my Asian Vegetarian Meal was tasty but the accoutrements were borderline dreadful."
Pros: "the comfortable plane from MUC to SFO was the best, with the best service and entertainment system. It was long, but comfortable."
Pros: "For a red-eye flight, the crew were conscious that most of the people wanted to sleep, so there were very few disturbances."
Cons: "My wife and I were seated separately even though we were on the same booking."
Cons: "A plane that large should have better gate accommodations and board early, not late."
Pros: "Flight was horrible, nobody helped us to find connective planes. All planes were late."
Pros: "Water served all during the flight."
Cons: "I was asked to move to another seat by a flight attendant to accomodate a couple who wanted to sit together. I had purchased an economy plus seat months before and paid extra for the seat. It was an uncomfortable situation so I did move and it impacted my flight. I was not happy about that."
Pros: "decent movie selection"
Cons: "boarding was delayed, and waited a log time for baggage"
Pros: "Normally I fly a code share partner for my long haul flights to and from Germany. This is my first flight in Lufthansa and I can only say that I will be scheduling many more flights on this wonderful airline."
Cons: "It was United not Lufthansa"
Pros: "We were traveling with a small service dog. The extra attention and service was amazing! We will always use Lufthansa for any future international travel."
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "It is unpleasant to travel on long distance flights-coach. That is just the fact. Unfortunately a large size passenger was sitting next to me. That made my already tight space even more uncomfortable. He was very considerate but a person is unable to shrink himself. Airlines should offer some kind of reimbursements if this happens. I felt bad for the fellow as he was polite."
Pros: "good movie selection, although none of the headphones worked, since they were the wrong plug style."
Pros: "Once I got on the flight the next day it was fine. I was given an exit row seat."
Cons: "flight was cancelled, rebooked for next day. United ground team was terrible in terms of giving us information about rescheduling, getting to the hotel, etc. Huge lines and no extra staff available to help. I will probably never fly United again. Frankfurt airport is awful - extremely long walks, no transportation, very confusing directions. I will try to avoid Frankfurt in the future."
Cons: "The flight was overbooked and we were not allowed to board in spike of the fact we had purchased our ticket 2 months in advance. Inexcusable"
Pros: "Plane was in good shape, clean and seats in economy were comfortable. Crew was ver courteous and helpful. There are lots of bathrooms for economy so I never had to wait in line for one."
Cons: "Entertainment options were so-so. Lots of modern films, not all of them quality. Perhaps having a section with all-time great films would be good."
Airlines flying from Heraklion to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights