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— Japan
Jun 24 — Jul 11
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1 adult
Economy
0 bags
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April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$470

Average price round-trip

$1,426

Good deal round-trip

$446

Good deal one-way

$9
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8.6
Japan AirlinesOverall score based on 4647 reviews
8.8Boarding
8.6Comfort
9.0Crew
8.5Entertainment
8.4Food
Airline reviews
Cons: "Economy seat was very uncomfortable even though it reclined a lot. Was very disappointed I could not sleep on 12 hour flight. Arm rests too low? Shape of backrest was odd. Maybe provide a bigger pillow in addition to neck pillow to have something to rest arms on. Also tou need more movies. Singapore Airlines has many more options. Overall airplane, crew and food were very nice"
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Cons: "Economy seat was very uncomfortable even though it reclined a lot. Was very disappointed I could not sleep on 12 hour flight. Arm rests too low? Shape of backrest was odd. Maybe provide a bigger pillow in addition to neck pillow to have something to rest arms on. Also tou need more movies. Singapore Airlines has many more options. Overall airplane, crew and food were very nice"
Cons: "Breakfast could have been better"
Pros: "The service and food was great. Plains are new."
Pros: "None"
Cons: "Crew was not very helpful"
Cons: "Flight delays are always disappointing."
Cons: "The flight was fantastic. It was a long flight but the flight attendants took excellent care to keep us comfortable."
Pros: "Professional and friendly crew"
Cons: "Food quality from Jakarta is bad"
Cons: "Boarding took forever and flight was delayed"
Pros: "The crew was amazing!!"
Cons: "Nothing! Excellent flight!"
Pros: "The crew is outstanding. A girl two seats away from me barfed and two attendants were there immediately with a bag, cleaning wipes, etc. They are very friendly and patient with passengers. The next best part was the comfort. I got a good amount of sleep on my nine-hour flight."
Cons: "The movie selection and meals were not bad, but I've had better on other airlines."
Pros: "The crew and food both are amazing."
Cons: "I feel like this is Japan Airlines’s chance to present some great actual Japanese food in flight and instead it was a tuna melt and macaroni salad. Just saying."
Cons: "Great experience all around. Need to improve access customer service support."
Pros: "Beautifully presented and tasty Japanese food. Electronic windows."
Cons: "Not overly impressed with the 12:05am departure time. Western food not overly impressive. Having to travel from the plane to terminal by bus."
Pros: "Nothing"
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Pros: "everything went well. food and service was great."
Cons: "the return flight had a guy next to me that would keep putting his feet in front of me. he would spill over to my side so much. pretty rude person."
Pros: "Everything!!! Excellent customer service. Will definitely use their airlines whenever possible.Very polite and always smiling and frequently checks on you if u need anything unlike other airlines."
Cons: "None whatsoever."
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Was spacious due to flight being in the middle of the week and tasty food."
Cons: "Wish there were food. Was hungry after long flight."
Cons: "I know this isn’t really the fault of the airline, but there was a loud toddler sitting behind me. It was frustrating, because the mother did not seem to do anything to have her child be quiet. It makes it hard for everyone around them to have comfortable rest, especially as this was an overnight flight. I have flown over the years with up to 5 children and do know how hard it can be, but it is important to foresee the needs of the child. I wonder of the attendants could have been a little more firm with the mother to ask her not to let the child roam the aisle."
Pros: "Smooth, on-time, friendly staff. The food was giid and plentiful. What happened to the complimentary toiletries, though?"
Cons: "Omg did you study how to prevent people from sleeping? If you allowed the head of the seat to go back just 3 more inches i think i could sleep. Instead, i am tortured like a yawn that wont come out, a mosquito in the dark, an itch that runs away from my fingers ... out of reach and just inaccessible. 12 hours of wishing so that by the time i reach my final destination, I've been awake over 24 hours. Im getting too old for that."
Pros: "The flight attendants were first class."
Cons: "A small snack would have been nice, even a small bag of pretzels. Anything."
Pros: "So much food, great leg room, very comfortable and clean, kind and attentive staff"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."
Pros: "Crews are very polite and willing. They During the entire 13 hours flight, they continued serving drinks and snacks. I have not seen such services on the other airlines."
Cons: "The movies were not the first run ones."
Pros: "The service is excellent and the quality of food is much better than most international airlines. Haven't used Japan Airlines in years but their service has been exceptionally consistent."
Cons: "Outdated entertainment system and the not-so-clean restrooms (perhaps due to a full flight or that passengers are just plain dirty)."
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Nothing I like , when u buy the ticket they're so nice , but after paid they're very bad, never take care of you, u ask them some help, they're can't"
Cons: "They every bad customer service, I never seen before"
Pros: "I liked that the flight attendants were attentive and gave us all refreshments in a timely manneR."
Cons: "The seats were small. But then again, I think that would have been a complaint for all airplanes."
Pros: "Clean and very good service."
Cons: "Food."
Pros: "Sitting in the Economy section, I was lucky to get the two seats next to me empty so i was able to stretch and sleep. Before the flight landed, the head flight attendant came to greet every passenger and personally thanked them for choosing JAL. I've flown on JAL several times and thus had never happened so I was pleasantly surprised."
Cons: "Economy Class seats are uncomfortable for long haul. Wish they could do something about it. Some of us dislike rice crackers and peanuts as welcome snacks so a different option could be nice."
Pros: "Food was pretty good."
Cons: "There were so many people who walk around an aisle but the flight attendant didn't control them. They kept pushing my seat and hit. I was so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Food and drinks"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Great take off, great landing the stewardess were doing excellent jobs to accommodate us. Will fly with JAL again in the future."
Pros: "The food (Japanese) clearly was a league of its own. Service was prompt, attentive yet discreet."
Cons: "Selection of video entertainment could be increased and improved."
Cons: "I never like flying into Narita - each time I have to have my boarding pass reissued and baggage rechecked. I like the YVR process where you just put your bags on a conveyor after clearing customs."
Cons: "being moved"
Pros: "The seats were roomier than expected, the food was delicious and everyone was very professional and friendly. I picked up this flight because JAL is a partner for AA and I'm so glad I did. I will fly them again."
Pros: "I wasn't interested in the meal which i would eat in airplane before i got on the plane. So, without any expectation i got the meal. It tasted good and the service after meal was also good. If i have a chance later, want to take air Japan again."
Pros: "The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Service was fast and staff friendly."
Cons: "Small leg room."
Pros: "Once I made it through the long line at check in everything went very well. Check in was a bit of a nightmare since Air Busan is shared with Asiana Airlines."
Cons: "I had to stand in line at both Asiana and Air Busan to check in. Made checking in a lot longer than normal."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "The movie selection, my electrical outlet didn't work and they took my phone away from me to charge it in economy plus but did not allow me to come with my phone. The food wasn't very good either."
Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"
Pros: "The ground crew in HKG airport was really helpful."
Cons: "I have been flying JAL from HK to Boston numerous times and by far my favourite (over Cathay and don't even need to mention United). However this past trip gave me a new perspective. Given it is a Japanese airline and all, it is normal for them to be Japanese-centric. We had an a-hole sitting in front of us at 51F during our flight to Narita and he was trying hard to argue with us in English, and even told us to move to another seat. When I had the flight attendant (her name is Sako on flight JL736 on Jul 26) over to discuss (in English) she went to the guy in front of us and started apologizing to him. For what??? She then came back to us speaking in Japanese and brushed the issue away. Sorry, no this was not acceptable, even though my fiance was okay with the situation."
Pros: "Very spacious and comfortable, modern plane"
Pros: "JAL in general."
Cons: "NA"
Cons: "We couldn't land in Narita due to bad weather, so we did emergency landing to Haneda to refuel and go back to Narita. But after we got off in Narita, the immigration is chaos. Nobody arranging it and people just going wild, nobody knows where the line should begin. We spent 2 hours plus in the imigration line. So from the scheduled time to arrive at Tokyo 5pm, we get to our Hotel at 2am. Good job Narita airport!"
Pros: "The crew were cooperative and the supplies were good"
Cons: "The chairs were not comfortable and the toilets were so dirty"
Pros: "There was a huge check-in line but it went quickly because they had 8-10 ticket agents with luggage 'helpers' for the agents. Of course there was a problem with my reservation that they had never seen before which manifested itself by them not being able to print my boarding pass. They called Tokyo and were told that they had never seen my problem before either. Anyway, the ticketing supervisor stayed with me for 45 minutes until they could over come the problem. I would be a rich man if I had a nickel for every 'So-sorry' I got that day."
Pros: "nothing at all...horrible aircraft, horrible flight"
Cons: "1) could not pre-book seat as it was a codeshare. You should change that...better on a budget carrier 2) The plane is not competitive, ancient entertainment system, no power in seats to plug in 3) Entertainment system did not work for all but 10 minutes or so of the flight. 4) food was really horrid, no japanese option!"
Cons: "There was an uncontrolled child kicking my travel companions seat and screaming for much of the flight. I’m not sure what United could do but relocating us or the passengers with the screaming child would have made the flight more comfortable."
Cons: "I hated everything about this 8 hour flight. Going to and coming from Toyko. The seats were EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I had to keep adjusting my body because my lower back was in so much pain. I ordered a kosher meal for both my sister and I but they only bought it for her. When I asked where was mine they said they didn’t see my name when I was the one who bought the tickets. It was extremely frustrating. I will never fly on this airline again."
Pros: "Food, seat comfort, service"
Pros: "Well maintained plane, nice staff and over very comfortable."
Cons: "The wifi worked only 1 hr of the 3 hrs I bought"
Pros: "Some of your reservations staff in Los Angeles needs to be counseled"
Cons: "Been more polite especially mike in your mileage program."
Pros: "The seat was great."
Cons: "Overall, it was a great experience. Boarding is very fast compared to US airlines."
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "More comfortable seats and headphone jacks on the end of the arm rest (I kept knocking mine out when I moved in my seat)."
Cons: "Excellent"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, food was filling & plentiful."
Cons: "Overall no complaints but the landing in Tokyo was a little rough. Pilot seemed to descend quickly which hurt my ears but otherwise, smooth flight."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and the service was reasonably good."
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable."
Cons: "Old Aircraft Interior, could be more comfortable"
Pros: "I was surprise that even it was a short 2/3 hour ride there was still food being served. A very nice Japanese breakfast. - smaller plane, bus that picked us up and dropped us off in front of the airport. As we were doing a 12 hour layover, all our check in luggage was taken care of and sent to van"
Cons: "At our first checkin from Korea Ana, seems we have to look at a screen for our luggage just to double check that they made it past customs (never had to do that before) - check in was a bit longer compare to yvr their scanner was much smaller so definitely can’t have big carry on"
Pros: "Crew was excellent, great Japanese culture on display, overall travel seemed much more relaxed and peaceful compared to the typical US airlines."
Cons: "More western food options, better selection of tv shows for entertainment"
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Alcohol beverages are free. Good upsated movie selections."
Pros: "The cabin staff were extremely caring."
Pros: "empty flight, foods tasted good."
Cons: "The seat was uncomfortable. Entertainment choices were limited."
Pros: "Crew was good. The food was good quality."
Cons: "Boarding took along time and then the plane was delayed, not their fault but it made the trip less enjoyable. Manila is a poor hub."
Pros: "The crew was amazing! The food was really great! And the entertainment was fantastic! I would absolutely fly with them again the next time I book a trip."
Pros: "Loved from the booking on kayak and all the services provided by the airline until landing."
Cons: "Nothing to mention ....but I did not get the &instead tell me where to get my luggage...I had to find out on my own"
Cons: "The food wasn’t very good and the quantity of the snack meager. Worse, the crew refused to give a second roll to our 12 year old even which means that either they only have one for each passenger (and every passenger had theirs) or the crew are parsimonious."
Pros: "Food and entertainment has to be better."
Cons: "In Chicago, the flight was delayed for almost 4 hours which in turn made us miss our connecting flight to Jakarta. Then next flight available flight to Jakarta was 24 hours later."
Pros: "Had the katsudon and it was great, love the little tapas dishes they include with it."
Cons: "Would have loved to get a hot towel and slippers. 787 got quite cold when sitting in the middle section. Didn’t seem to have any way to control it."
Pros: "Friendly & helpful stewardesses, watched new release movies, good meals, overall a smooth ride."
Cons: "Quite a few passengers with young children crying throughout the trip but I can sympathize trying to keep them occupied on such a long flight."
Pros: "The food was great. There was a good selection of shows and movies. The stewardesses came around with water and juice often which was really nice. The bathrooms were clean."
Cons: "The decent into Japan was pretty steep. It made me feel a bit sick and I never get motion sickness. Hardest decent I've ever had and I travel every 2 years. The ascent was excellent though and the flight in general was perfect."
Pros: "Service and crew were good, very kind and accommodating!"
Cons: "The layover at Narita airport was rather short to do some duty free shopping to bring home to U.S."
Pros: "I had a headache and I asked for getting aspirin to one flight attendant. Later on, I found out that many attendants were aware of my situation and kindly checked-in regularly if I was OK. Excellent hospitality no matter what kind of class your seat was!"
Pros: "Overall experience was excellent. Seating as spacious in economy as I have had in some airlines' premium economy. Food was fresh and quite tasty although nothing to rave about. The staff are always a delight on ANA."
Cons: "The Hollywood entertainment options were limited and not very interesting."
Pros: "Service"
Pros: "Food and service was excellent."
Cons: "Seats in economy were narrower than other airlines."
Pros: "Good communication, food and services"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Clean, friendly and the 787 Dreamliner was great, be sleep with 2 different families little ones keeping me awake."
Pros: "The ANA crew were very sweet and accommodating"
Cons: "Very unhappy over the first leg. Nothing indicated it was a United Airline flight to be boarded at United Airline terminal in LAX. Seat selected at time of booking was not honored since selection has to be done on United Air's web site. Did not get the meal I ordered for the same reason. Very short time to get from arrival gate to the connecting gate at Haneda."
Pros: "Seat was good and slept like a baby"
Cons: "Nothing really, slept the whole way"
Pros: "Almost everything was good"
Cons: "Check in was complicated."
Pros: "Ana crew always excelant This round was a little less sweet n outgoing than in used to. But still did there job well."
Cons: "Food as with crew as well as movie selection Yoon seemed a touch below the high standards in used to."
Pros: "Flight was very good - enjoyed meal and entertainment"
Cons: "Should make it clear to passengers ahead of time that flight departs from international terminal (terminal 1) at Shanghai airport (and also that flight is NOT out of Pudong airport, although we were aware of the latter fact ahead of time)."
Pros: "The food was really good, service was great, and nothing to complain about"
Cons: "I don't have any complaints"
Pros: "Seat"
Cons: "Food was a bit salty. Bread was so cold."
Cons: "I did not like the delay of the plane which, instead of taking of at 10pm took off at 7h45 am."
Pros: "I liked the Service and all. Airline offered me a wheel chair since it was on a record from last flight. They escort me to the plane.and plane to my daughter at the other end."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "No food available only drinks"
Pros: "Staff are very attentive and helpful; the entertainment system is top class"
Cons: "On boarding, the markers for "business" and "diamond" class are only distinguished by a (low) signpost at the head of the queue. If you're further back or not so tall s difficult to see which queue is correct... quite a few people (not me fortunately!) got turned away because they don't know ANA's boarding system. Also a problem with boarding at HND where the overhead monitors show BIz but not First/Diamond. As some other reviews pointed out, BBC news just didn't work. CNN worked intermittently."
Pros: "Delightful service, comfortable seats, delicious food... what a treat! It was a pleasure to fly ANA and I look forward to doing so again."
Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"
Pros: "The plane was new and the seats recline quite a bit. The movie selection was solid (though disorganized)."
Cons: "The food service was a plastic bag of goodies (bag of chips, water bottle, toblerone, kit kat, pastry) - what?! The turbulence announcement was made once in english and japanese by the auto-plane service followed by the crew announcing it again in both English and Japanese. The same was done with the duty free. The plane pressure also felt very strong and cause discomfort for the wife. The movie selection was solid (but badly organized) and the TV show selection wasn't terrible. It should all be better. Come on ANA! Contact me for recommendations."
Pros: "ANA service is always great. Always my first choice."
Cons: "The 777-200 on this route is getting a little old. It would be nice to have one of their newer 787 planes instead. And there is no Premium Economy option."
Pros: "I never find any problem with their detailed and kind treatment and service.Attendants are always smiling, efficient and pleasant."
Pros: "The boarding procedure is clever. After premium boarding the seats near windows board first."
Cons: "The on line check-in failed and no explanations."
Pros: "Everything :)"
Pros: "I liked that they feed us good food, and we were feed several times. We were also offered several drinks, and all the flight attendants were extremely nice. We would fly Ana airways all the time if given the chance. Seats were very comfortable and spacious."
Cons: "I liked everything, everything was excellent"
Pros: "Best in the world, as always."

Delays were given at intervals. So we were informed

Cons: "More food variety"
Pros: "Crew very polite and friendly"
Cons: "Crew forgot to bring me things twice so I had to ask another crew member on both occasions."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Both two meals were awesome."
Cons: "Already done."
Pros: "I loved that the airline offered several meals, snack options and drinks. The attendants were amazing and would highly recommend Singapore airlines to anyone flying internationally"
Cons: "The limited arm room/personal space. Not much leg room in economy for a 10 hour flight. Would be nice if airlines would decrease the number of seats and give a little more room so people aren’t hitting each other in the head with their arms"
Pros: "Plane was super clean and comfortable. A long flight but we'll cared for by host."
Pros: "Flat bed is wide and comfortable. Cabin crew was excellent."
Pros: "Great inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Have WiFi that is working"
Pros: "Amazing crew. On-stop flight. All premium economy for reasonable price."
Cons: "Silk air"
Cons: "The seat covers looked worn and dirty. Needs an upgrade."
Pros: "SQ always the best service"
Cons: "No complain . It’s singapore airlines"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Seafood pasta was good."
Cons: "I wish all airlines have a foot rest."
Cons: "5 crying babies on a red eye. Don’t know if that can be prevented."
Pros: "Okay in general, nothing impressive"
Cons: "Food certainly need improvement, lacking in attention to ensure food quality. Crews need proper training in customer service."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful"
Pros: "smooth boarding process excellent enterntainment offered food is also quite good"
Cons: "seats seem to get smaller, less comfortable then I am used to with Singapore Airlines"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Food was pretty good. Loved the Weiss ice cream bars"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat ever. Wouldn't recline. TVs small and poor quality. Sound patchy. Not a pleasant flight. Must have been an old plane."
Cons: "1 hour delay of departure"
Pros: "My neighbor"
Cons: "Fight war delayed and we got a security check upon arrival"
Pros: "Excellent attention to service and comfort."
Pros: "Movie selection was great. Food was decent. Comfort was expected"
Cons: "Our seat neighbors were annoying, but nothing the staff can do about that!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor service."
Pros: "Amazing service!"
Cons: "N/a"
Pros: "The serivce was amazing. Also it was clean and the food was great."
Pros: "I liked the space I had to stretch out, 3 seats to myself in economy enabled me to get some solid sleep between meals. The crew werebalways very polite and friendly."
Pros: "The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows."
Cons: "Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone."
Pros: "The ground staff at JFK, especially Jon, were very helpful and friendly. The flight crew was also very friendly."
Cons: "Our flight to Bali was cancelled due to the volcano eruption. We did not receive any compensation, but Singapore/Silk Airlines told us they were able to get us a flight home to LAX instead, but that it wouldn't be until the next day. We spent money on a hotel and food and waited until the next morning, got to the airport early for check in only to find that Singapore/Silk had in fact, given up our seats that they had promised us. They said that we now would have to wait another day just to get a flight from Singapore to LAX. We asked to speak with a manager, and eventually were able to get two seats due to cancellations. This was intended to be a very special and romantic trip that was essentially ruined. Since no one could have anticipated that the volcano would cause cancellation, we should be refunded for our flights. We are so crushed that we did not get to go to Bali, and now we may NEVER get to go because we are out of money. At the VERY least, the leg of our flights from Singapore to Bali, and Bali to Singapore, should be refunded. We are extremely disappointed."
Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Crew, cabin and food."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment console at each seat"
Pros: "I ordered a Indian vegeterian meal. It was very good. I feel bad about all the playin cups, and garbage that gets wasted. Please recycle everything."
Cons: "The plane was very cold. A lot of movies were offered but I couldn't find anything I wanted to watch."
Pros: "The hot towels twice during the flight was great"
Cons: "Really just the food"
Pros: "the selection was impresive to m"
Pros: "SQ always has top quality service and that came through today."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Singapore Airlines always boast themselves as first class service. That is just bs. At night when I was hungry, I asked the flight attendant for some snack, both a male and a female served at my cabin said, "we don't have that." I expected SQ staff to serve one step further, instead of stopping at a no. Can't you recommend something? Throughout the entire trip, whenever I asked something, the way they answered always made me feel that I was a trouble to them. Is it because I was in an economy class and that's how you treat me? SQ, you may want to change what you are proud of. It's no longer a first class service, at least not to us poor economy class passengers."
Pros: "Huge selection of movies Towel service, socks, and toothbrush for economy class Snacks included entire chocolate bars! Friendly staff"
Pros: "Great price"
Cons: "Food is not good"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Excellent crew, efficient processes and overall relaxing"
Cons: "Old business class hard product. Seats can't be adjusted much and the bed is too short due to small head- and footwell."
Pros: "The staff were great, very efficient."
Cons: "I asked to be placed in a seat as close to the front as possible as I suffer from motion sickness in the back of the plane. I was placed in the back row all the way to my destination and all the way home. I vomited 8 times and felt very sick. I did notice that there were many seats available in the front of the plane but they are never given out as women with babies and children always get them and then single travellers like myself are made sit in the back. I travel a lot, I usually fly Qantas and they are very good at providing seats closer to the front. I will be reluctant to fly Singapore Airlines again due to the fact that they were not accommodating at all."
Cons: "Same food options as previous flight Not as many movie options as the longer flight"
Pros: "Had a row to myself to stretch out. Not crowded, no wait for bathrooms. I like the warm washcloths after we settled in and before meals. Plenty of blankets and pillows."
Cons: "Food was ok, not super high quality."
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "Nothing really bad one food on return flight not great but ok."
Pros: "1. Clean. 2. Punctual. 3. Coke Zero."
Pros: "Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Good movie selection. Food was above average for airplane food. Nice modern plane."
Cons: "Headphone buds weren't great. We were delayed two hours taking off, but thankfully my connecting flight was held so no further delay."
Pros: "Flight crew we're attentive and anticipated issues. The flight was smooth and the lavatories were clean and stocked. Love the hot towels at the beginning and end of the flight."
Cons: "Not much to be honest. I suppose if I could say anything it would the seats in economy are a bit cramped, but that's to be expected."
Pros: "Singapore airlines was awesome. I really enjoyed the hospitality of the cabin crew. They were very helpful and very eager to fill my needs. I will fly Singapore Airlines again without hesitation."
Cons: "Be more descriptive with which connecting flights we need to go on. We were not aware we we're supposed to get on Silk Air as one of our connecting flights, but we did eventually figure it out. It would really help to let us know your subsidiary companies."
Pros: "Crew, food, entertainment"
Cons: "More movies to choose from. Food."
Cons: "Ok"
Pros: "The crew was exceptional! They were very friendly and helpful. The food was much better than I expected. The overall experience was great!"
Pros: "The whole experience was amazing. For a long flight, I was expecting to be miserable. But I was oddly satisfied. From the nice spacious seats, the the smorgasbord of food (never been fed so much on an airplane) to the excellent staff service I was impressed. Even the bathrooms were clean!"
Cons: "I wish I could’ve chosen to have my meal later. I didn’t ask but it would be nice to have that option since I wanted to sleep when they handed out dinner."
Pros: "Seats are comfy"
Cons: "Food is the worst out of many other airlines"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the food was excellent."
Cons: "Cannot think of anything"
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "Airline on strike. So no flight"
Cons: "The airline went on strike and I have to go through the process of disputing the charges since I had no airplane to board. Really caused a problem since it was a international trip."
Cons: "A better selection of movies and a bit more legroom."
Pros: "Awesome crew and great service"
Pros: "Crew was super nice . Food from Chicago to Taipei was not good but from Taipei to Osaka delicious. Not enough room for man like me 6'2" in Boeing 777 better in 787 ."
Cons: "Look above"
Pros: "Great friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of."
Pros: "The premium economy seat was pretty comfortable, and much better than those I have experienced in economy on other airlines, the food was really very good, the plane was very clean, the crew very professional, take off and arrival were both on time."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Special meal options. Services from Cabin attendants were also nice."
Pros: "I like everything five stars rating."
Pros: "Never heard of Eva air, highly recommend. The plane itself was very comfortable, many amenities provided. Staff was very friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Economy very comfortable. Flight attendants gracious and accomodating. Lots of entertainment options. I dreaded this long flight but it could not have been more pleasant. Even the food was good! We were offered drinks about once an hour which I really appreciate."
Pros: "Leg space was adequate---not cramped. Friendly crew members."
Cons: "Would have liked more choices for movies/TV."
Pros: "Courteous crew ever, food was good, service was excellent. On time departure."
Pros: "Very friendly and attentive flight attendants, they made the 12.5 hour flight very enjoyable. Good selection of in flight movies as well."
Pros: "More entertainment selections like movies and music. Food is great too. Best of all is the free day tour for long layover in Taiwan"
Cons: "Smaller leg room, rest room and space where people can stretch compared to asiana and Cathay"
Pros: "On time, great crew"
Pros: "Comfortable seats in economy, pretty decent entertainment, our flight from Chixago landed in Taipei at 4am. Getting through immigration and customs a breeze."
Cons: "Made us check our hand luggage in even though it fit in sizer because it was 3 lbs too heavy. Food and wine mediocre in economy. Not enough liquid served on cabin staff pass through or at dinner. Had to keep asking."
Pros: "Newer interior and entertainment as it appeared."
Cons: "Service not as attentative compare to other airlines."
Pros: "Everything was Hello Kitty. I didn’t expect that but I loved it"
Pros: "I liked their services the most. All staff and crew were very courteous."
Pros: "Eveyone was syper friendly and the food was decent. They were very good about allowing me to change seats to an open seat once the doors were closed."
Cons: "The selection of movies to watch was not ver good. They had a few (10-15) choices for a few genre but over all there were obly 1 or 2 decent movies per genre."
Pros: "Lots of helpful staff who spoke English."
Pros: "Well trained crew. very attentive and polite. Comfortable seats and I find the Airline food is very good and fresh. The cost of the flight was very reasonable, compared to the other airlines. EVA Flight attendants are gorgeous and carry out their tasks very professionally and with a smile to all."
Cons: "Only issue was that I felt the entertainment needed to be more updated and with more selections within each category. Still I found the entertainment was okay and appreciated on such a long flight"
Pros: "The food and the service was excellent. Nice screens on all the seats with good movie, tv, and music selections. For a 16 hour flight I’d say it was a great experience."
Pros: "Got upgraded to premium economy. The convenience pack they give you was very nice. Cabin crew was great!"
Cons: "The food did not agree with me but that was the only bad thing."
Pros: "Consistently good service. Really love this airline."
Pros: "The crew was gracious and didn't bother my sleep to eat."
Cons: "The seats were hard and oddly shaped such that my legs and feet felt numb after a while. Not the way I want to spend 15h."
Cons: "They need to pass more water..very dehydrated. Other airlines is Cathay Pacific and Korean air are always passing water..not 3 ounce cups.. ridiculous."
Pros: "Nice facility and good food"
Cons: "Some crew members seemed tired and did everything minimally"
Pros: "The food is very good and love that HelloKitty theme. Also extra checked baggage without fee is great. Space is better than most. Got to earn miles for my United program is a bonus. The arrival time in the morning is very helpful in getting an extra day."
Pros: "Boarding is systematic. The zone parking and constant reminders that it is not boarding time yet alert and reminds passengers to follow directions for an efficient boarding. Love the hello kitty atmosphere on flight ORD to TPE."
Cons: "The green uniform. It reminds me of USA soldiers uniform. Stewardess does a nice job, but they should smile more, especially in a long flight."
Pros: "People very friendly and the flights were on time"
Pros: "I like the food. And also the great crew! very nice and always smiling."
Pros: "Food and smooth boarding"
Cons: "Entertainment - movies and shows were lacking"
Pros: "Legroom i believe is better than other economy seats. Boarding and disembarkation was fast and orderly. Staff were very helpful. Restrooms were kept clean during the long flight."
Cons: "Few movie/TV selections"
Pros: "I took EVA flight 55 from Chicago O'Hare to Taipei Taoyuan airport. Everything went smoothly, from the check-in where the check-in and baggage staff informed me that one of my check-in bags was a little over weight and gave me a chance to repack the bag so I did not need to pay. Security lines for the red-eye flight time were not long, and once I arrived at the gate, EVA's boarding crew moved passengers along quickly. Flight attendants were very professional and courteous. Landing and baggage claim went well. No complaints at all! I would recommend this flight to anyone wanting direct service from Chicago to Taipei."
Pros: "After having flown numerous airlines to Asian countries over the years, we are extremely happy to have found EVA Airlines. After flying EVA the last 5 round trips we are happy to say they are the #1 airline of choice. Actually, we will fly no other than EVA as they have the cleanest planes and the best of service from the check-in counter, thru the security and flight staff, all are the best and most devoted to assist you in any way needed along your trip. Professionalism and cleanliness matched only by their devotion to be the best"
Cons: "There is nothing to dislike about the airline or employees"
Pros: "I like the staff."
Cons: "With my 5 year old daughter, the seats were uncomfortable since we could not lift the arm chair up for her to rest on my lap."
Pros: "Truly nothing I didn't like... amazingly courteous the flight attendants flight was amazing!"
Pros: "Great employees and great airline."
Cons: "The only problem I ever have is my frequent flier number. They can't match my name so I have not gotten credit for any of my flights and the check in people and ticket counter people could not help me."
Cons: "No employees to check me in so I missed flight. Checked in on app 20 hours prior but was unchecked in 1 hour before flight."
Cons: "My tv was broken, so the charger didn't work. For a 14 hour that was awful."

In Salt Lake City the directions from the gate to the outside bus area to take passengers to the outside gate was unclear. There was no one in view from the entry of the ramp to the end of it. I tripped over the metal bumper and fell on my knees, causing cuts and bruises. Although my luggage falling made a loud noise, there was no response from anyone. I had placed a request for a wheelchair beforehand, also with no response from Delta.

Pros: "the crew took very good care of us"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Entertainment options excellent. Very happy to have my own row seat (exit row)."
Cons: "Snack options (goldfish, biscotti cookie) getting tired."
Pros: "Social distancing, purell wipes were handed out, food and water handed out in a baggy."
Cons: "everything was great. I love delta."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Pros: "Nothing, the flight was canceled without a refund. I highly recommend canceling all business with kiwi in the future."
Cons: "My flight could have occurred or I could have been refunded."
Pros: "Being on time with everything."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Getting to know the crew who served me in delta one was great! Food service was done pretty quickly and good snacks available."
Cons: "Really felt happy on time touch down nice journey with delta"
Pros: "Very professional."
Pros: "Short flight and no problems."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Great crew serving God beverages and meals. The was a variety of Entertainment from which to choose."
Pros: "There is Nothing that like"
Cons: "If you allowed me to get in this flight everything would've been fine.?"
Pros: "The crew was amazing! The seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Used the self check in kiosk to begin! That was awesome! But after that I still had to stand in line to check in my bags. That part of the process took a bit longer than expected."
Pros: "good flight, inflight menu and movie library"
Cons: "rude bag drop off kiosk"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "That was the most uncomfortable and cramped seat I had ever had on a plane flight. Even sitting on the pillow did not help."
Pros: "I like that I arrived at my destination safely."
Cons: "My allergies were bothering me due to the airlines allowing animals to travel as passengers, in this case a rabbit. I am very allergic to animals. My breathing was compromised."
Pros: "This had one of the best attendants I have encountered. She was extra friendly and made us feel good."
Cons: "The flight was 2 hours delayed.. this cause a lot of inconvienece.."
Pros: "Free messaging during flight was REALLY nice!!! Smooth flight, early arrival, good coffee, variety of drinks, entertainment system worked very well and fast."
Cons: "Seat bottom cushion was not comfortable, also I think my seat was broken as any time I leaned forward it returned to upright position. Food was good but need more snack for a long haul flight. Needed more drink offers between meals."
Pros: "Everything was on time and efficient. I also liked that the captain came on and updated us on arrival, turbulence, weather, etc."
Pros: "Crew was ok"
Cons: "Plane boarded late, took off late, arrived late. Boarding was confusing and slow."
Cons: "Flight was delayed out of St. Louis causing several of us to miss our connecting flight from Salt Lake City to Portland. Delta was of very little help in assisting us in making a connecting flight. They could have at least helped with travel arrangements and provided us with a little food, a pillow and a blanket as we waited in their terminal for the next flight on their airline which was a several hour wait. I understand these things happen but the passengers didn't cause the problem and Delta needs to take care of people better if they expect to earn repeat business."
Pros: "This was the most professional crew we have seen in a long time. What a difference a good crew makes."
Pros: "Easy boarding nice clean and spacious, I am tall so it is sometimes difficult to have enough space in aricraft. Staff was very nice, polite and helpfull during the long 12h flight, very nice job indeed!"
Cons: "Ac not working at last 30 minutes of flight."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We lost our whole vacation and had to pay for the plans fare twice because My last name was spelled wrong on our tickets and we were unable to use them because my passport didn’t match the name on the ticket. We had to rebook everything pay almost twice as much for the plane fare, our Lodi g cost more and our trip was delayed for two weeks. Vyama is blaming us for spelling our name wrong and claimes that it’s our fault this happened because everything is automated. There saying they don’t touch anything that we enter into the booking but somehow everything they claim we entered is now in all capital letters and the space between our first name and middle name is now gone and all run together. The coustomer service number gets you to someone in India. I have tried to get this addressed four times now at first they tried to place the responsibility on the airlines now us and they have hung up on me twice. Kayak has been worthless, they also just pass the responsibility on to someone else. We will never use them again ant I intend to make sure that this mess is put out in social media to hopefully keep others from having their travel plans ruined by their flawed system."
Cons: "They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware"
Pros: "Nice flight and good staff and service"
Pros: "In flight movies"
Cons: "The flight was 3 hours late taking off which made us miss our connection to chicago so we are stuck in Atlanta tonight with unplanned expenses we were not planning on!"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats that are far too close for tall peolle"
Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Cons: "Seatbelts very short given ample seat size"
Pros: "Everything from the check-in to the landing was great. We were well informed about what was going on with out luggage (we were on a regional flight) and the assortment of free snacks were superb! I guess I'll be a returning customer"
Cons: "I was expecting some form of entertainment (radio, overhead monitor, etc) on the CRJ700. But it really don't take away from the experience since T-Mobile partnered with the Wi-Fi service and I received a free hour of Wi-Fi!"
Pros: "Nice plane, smooth flight, flight was on time in spite of the disaster in Houston."
Cons: "There was food listed in the book but it was never offered. On a 4 hour flight, this is too long! Wifi was broken...I bought a $20 pair of earbuds in the airport specifically to watch movies and was never able to use them."
Cons: "My flight got to New York so late!!!! I missed my international flight."
Cons: "Not great communication from gate or staff on board. Failed to provide adequate water. No ice on super warm flight. Just bad experience overall."
Pros: "Spacious, clean, great host and hostesses. The flight arrived at our destination 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Newer plane! Comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing just great"
Cons: "Not enough water on the flight and we landed in a parking lot and shuttled back to the airport."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No food on a coast to coast flight, outrageous drink prices and a crew that didn't fit in the aisle. Searched at the gate and was sorry I. Am back in America!!!"
Cons: "turbulance"
Pros: "Flights were on time, boarding was fas and efficient, seats were more comfortable than any other airline in recent history."
Cons: "Price was very high for an hour fight, over $600 round trip."
Pros: "I was cleared for standby! Flight attendant at the stl gate is always friendly and willing to help! I love her!"
Cons: "I waited almost 6 hours on the phone the night before the flight to get on standby! Almost didn't get the flight! Was charged $50 only to not get on my next flight because it was over booked! Flight attendant was very rude!"
Pros: "Staff was nice and friendly, pilot did a good job of avoiding turbulence, food was good, good choice of entertainment available"
Cons: "Seats are tight and uncomfortable, boarding lines were very long"
Pros: "I liked that I was able to get able to get an earlier flight!"
Cons: "I don't like that I had to pay $50 extra dollars for standby on both legs of my flight! I am a very loyal delta customer and these past times flying I feel like my favorite airline is turning into the bad airlines delay everytime, problems with the plane fare prices too high! I'm starting to think about taking my business elsewhere!"
Pros: "10 minutes early departure"
Cons: "There isn't enough seats in the gate area and sitting on the runway for 10 extra minutes we could have been early"
Pros: "Delayed flight from SRQ to ATL with tarmac delay of 1 hour. An FA reconfigured the in-seat entertainment systems to make all movies free to pass the time."
Cons: "Why board if you know there's a weather-related ground stop at ATL? I'd rather have waited out the delay in the terminal at SRQ than sit on the plane. At least then I could get something for breakfast; this was a flight scheduled for the butt crack of dawn."
Pros: "It was great and very roomy I felt like a movie STAR!!!"
Cons: "N.A"
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