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$1,135(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$634or less

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$466or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from Japan to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.2
Asiana Airlines
Overall score based on 4,285 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
8.7
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Appreciate that the Desk attendant tried to sit our family together but couldn’t since it was a full flight. Also appreciated the vouchers handed out when flight was delayed 2 hours in Incheon."

Pros: "Clean plane, good cabin crew, and it was nice being offered a meal while only on a 2-hour flight,"
Cons: "Compared to other airlines the entertainment is not as good, and the tv screens are quite dated."

Pros: "Crews are amazing"

Pros: "The service was hood"

Pros: "All staff were very nice and kind. Best experience!"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Seat size. Entertainment hard to get the TV working then when you did took forever to rewind back to the start of a movie then the entertainment was continuously interrupted by announcements it airline advertisements."

Pros: "Everything! From the comfortable pods in business class to the excellent wines and food, it was more like 1st class.!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Great food!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Not enough movies/TV screen angle is not good when seat in front is reclined all the way."

Pros: "I had no idea Asiana is this nice. Crew, food and aircraft were all nice! Had a great time flying with them."
Cons: "I just didn’t like that they didnt tell me im gonna be seated next to person carrying a dog on a previous asiana flight. Im not comfortable with dogs and i understand they wanna create an animal friendly atmosphere but what about those who are not comfortable around animals?"

Pros: "On time, In flight service"
Cons: "Customer Service is not reachable. I was trying to reach given toll-free number for Asiana Airline, but not able to connect from India. There is no alternate number to contact to customer service. I had to spend few hours to update my meal preference."

Cons: "The personal entertainment units had a USB charging outlet. That should be the standard in a smartphone world"

Pros: "They took care of my mom's heavy luggage and changed her to better seat."

Pros: "Between the legs of my Asiana flights, I had a 9-hour overlay at INC. Upstair in the same area with the pricey and exclusive lounges for elite travelers, there was a "Nap Space" or "Nap Place: a large suite of rooms with maybe sixty comfortable couches to catch up on missing sleep... with no sign-up required and no supervisory staff. And totally free of charge! Every airport should consider having such a welcomed service. Also at INC, bona-fide transit passengers with a outbound boarding pass can take a free shower (soap and towels provided as well?). Wow. These amenities surely make INC one of the least loathsome airports in Asia at which a day-long layover may be spent."
Cons: "No downside!"

Cons: "nothing special. delayed."

Pros: "Generally uneventful experience. Nothing bad happen. We had individual screen entertainment in economy. The bathrooms are nice."

Cons: "Too long"

Cons: "2 and half hours delay made me crazy and caused a lot of damages for the time and parking fee for my entire family, who were waiting for me at the airport!"

Pros: "The crew was professional, boarding was smooth, and service overall was great. Its why i continue to fly with this airline"
Cons: "Im sure it has nothing to do with the flight crew but i would love for my flights to actually arrive on time (+/- 10 mins) this 30-45 min delay on the runway is getting old (normally leaving from NRT)"

Pros: "The friendliness of the flight crew was great. The leg room is better than other airlines."
Cons: "The lack of entertainment options on my second flight compared to my first one."

Pros: "My expectations of the flight were met or exceeded. I really enjoyed the food as well."
Cons: "There were no problems with the flight."

Pros: "Excellent first experience with Asiana... The flights were on time, the flight attendants were kind and helpful, AND my vegan meal was very tasty! Will definitely be flying with you guys again :)"

Pros: "none"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Service was very professional and the food was good too."
Cons: "No qualms with this trip. Everything was good"

Pros: "Great entertainment. Good selection on movies. Food is good."

Pros: "For the duration of 5.5hours, 1 main meal and 1 snack were served. Prompt drinks and meal service"
Cons: "No personal inflight entertainment. Only a few screens from the ceiling, with poor viewing angles."

Pros: "The food is the best among all airlines."

Pros: "All the usual good things with Asiana -- flight attendants, politeness, efficiency in the cabin, good food."
Cons: "Upon arrival back in Seoul, the bridge would not work properly. We had to wait on the airplane for 45 minutes, causing all of us to miss the last buses from the airport to our neighborhoods. What is usually a 12,000 KRW bus ride turned into a 130,000 taxi ride. (The jimjilbang downstairs was full.) If they had brought out stairs and buses immediately, instead of waiting so long, we might have made it to the buses."

Pros: "Korean meal was great!"
Cons: "Outlets for charging phone would have been nice."

Cons: "Change Flight cost too much"

Pros: "Food was great, seats reclined further than I expected them to, and personal TV was large."
Cons: "Movie and TV options could have been better, but charging both 120v and USB was available, and selection was fine."

Pros: "On time. No issue with baggage. Food provided even though it was only 2 hrs flight and not exactly meal time. The foot rest was helpful."
Cons: "Too long line for baggage check-in after having done self check in."

Pros: "The food, entertainment, USB outlet, the staff is great. In feb I will continue to use Asiana again"
Cons: "Everything was great! I'm not the complaining type. I'm totally happy with it WIFI would be nice though"

Pros: "Very limited choice of movies and the system is slow and out dated"

Pros: "The flight arrived almost 1 hour early."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't offer ice with the drink, and you'd have to ask for it. The entertainment system broke down 2 hours into a movie I was watching, and when it came back on some 30 minutes later, I couldn't resume. The aircraft was very very old. The children's meals are a farce."

Cons: "When I missed a flight due to a missed connection this airline refused to rebook my flight directly. I had to go through just flying.com who were just as incompetent. I will never use KAYAK, justfly, nor Asiana airlines ever again. Poor customer service."

Pros: "see above"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "I was very impressed with crews helpfulness, the quality of the food and entertainment."
Cons: "My wife and I are both Asiana Gold Club members. When we recently tried to board a plane in Inchon, Korea for a return flight to San Francisco we were told that we could not board though the gate labeled "Elite/Gold Club members" but had to stand in the long line of Economy class customers. When I asked "Why", I was told it was for Star Alliance Gold Club members, not Asiana Gold Club members. There was no indication on the sign there was a difference. Don't get me wrong, I'm not so disturbed about standing in the long line. I was upset because of the implied difference in the Star Alliance Gold Club benefits vs. Asiana Gold Club benefits and, as far as I am aware, the unpublished differences so when we as customers are at the airport trying to operate within the system, we know what to do. Please confirm there is a difference and what those differences are. Jerry"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Food entertainment seats bathrooms"

Cons: "Crew did not care passengers"

Cons: "The cabin smelled very bad. Like sweaty clothes. Air quality not good. Also, too cold at times."

Pros: "Kind crew smiling, good quality of the food (all is free), variety of entertainment program"

Pros: "Polite staff, better than good meals, excellent movie choices (lot of international films) and provide you with pillow, blanket, headphones and slippers!"
Cons: "Delay in departure, but made connecting flight. Crew could have been more helpful in providing information about connecting flights."

Pros: "The crew was extremely efficient and friendly. They made sure everyone was accommodated."
Cons: "The plane itself was old, meaning it had less leg room. The entertainment system was also an old, channel-based system, which meant you had to start on time to watch a movie, and could not choose which one you wanted to watch at which time. The screen display resolution was also very poor, as were the movie choices."

Pros: "Love to take Asiana airline. Foods is excellent and services are great."
Cons: "One thing I donot like they cooperate with many other airlines."

Pros: "Really enjoyed this flight. My first time on Asiana Airlines. It's awesome that they're Star Alliance and give United Miles."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Great crew. Great flight. Head Flight Attendant made sure everything went perfectly and her ability to speak English very well was just a bonus."
Cons: "Check-in process was longer than I expected, but still had plenty of time to get through security and to my gate."

Pros: "EVEN WITH A 10 HOUR LAYOVER IN SEOUL I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH EXCELLENT AIRPLANES AND SERVICE FROM CEBU TO SEOUL, AND THEN FROM SEOUL TO SAN FRANCISCO."
Cons: "WISH I HAD A TICKET LIKE LAST YEAR, STRAIGHT TO IAH FROM ICN ON ASIANA AIRLINE"

Pros: "Everthing was up to the mark"
Cons: "Everything was satisfactory"

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "food"

Cons: "Less fog in SFO"

Pros: "Crew was extremely friendly as expected from Cathay. The aircraft was substituted from the scheduled A350-800 to an A330 but it still had lie flat seats, just not as nice. The crew was very apologetic for the last minute schedule change."
Cons: "Nothing can be done about the aircraft swap, I’m happy they swapped with an aircraft with lie flat seats as I was exhausted and needed the rest before landing in HKG."

Pros: "The food is always great!"
Cons: "They should bring out snack more often."

Pros: "The staff is very customer friendly. One of the best. I"
Cons: "In general the toilets are clean but for this trip they weren’t very neat."

Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "We sat in the bulk head economy seats for the extra leg room, but instead it was used as a pass through for the flight attendants and for other passengers. This was an older plane and there wasn’t an aisle cross over, very annoying! The chicken pie was scorching hot and no serving utensils."

Pros: "Crew was okay, nothing amazing. Seats are cramped as I was put in middle seat separated from my wife despite request to sit together."

Cons: "Slow and old entertainment system. Bad seats"

Cons: "Needed to use two sections train and bus for transit. Entering airplane using stair layer very inconvenient for customers."

Pros: "Disciplined, timeliness."

Pros: "The airline stewardess are nice Smile"
Cons: "The Cx892 restroom floor was wet, the paper towels kept falling down, the sink was got stuck"

Pros: "Except for one time service everything else is good"
Cons: "Staff forgot what I have asked for boarding could have been done using zones."

Pros: "Airlines staff took my complaint seriously and found the bag at Hongkong airport. Later the bag was brought to SFO and delivered at my temporary stay. Very good job done."
Cons: "On arrival on 10th Sep at SFO, I found one of my checked-in baggages was missing. This made me bit worried. I made a complaint to airlines staff there. Some inconveniences caused since I kept my needed cloths in that bag."

Pros: "Everything was good."

Pros: "There was nothing worth liking . Plane was dirty in side . Tray tables were broken. Used pillows without hygiene sealed bags. Toilets were missing basic supplies."
Cons: "Crew was aggressive and impolite even with senior citizens . There is no point in speaking English with senior citizen of Asian decent. Making faces and giggling among themselves with a sarcasm."

Cons: "I checked in online, printed the boarding passes as I know japan probably isn’t ready for phone apps for checking in. When I went to the counter, despite being the one holding all the documents (and having organized the whole travel itinerary, the staff only spoke to my husband (Whi hadn’t a clue about the journey) in Japanese. They proceeded to check us in on their computer and insisted that we use their paperwork, not mine. What a farce. What a waste of paper and my time."

Pros: "I had three previous satisfying flights in this airline- this one was not so and unfortunately it was a long flight."
Cons: "Tris time thenplane felt old, my headset didn’t work, the food was not satisfactory ( I ordered vegetarian), and the staff was just not very friendly."

Pros: "It was a lovely flight. Food/drinks were excellent."
Cons: "Toilet cleanliness needs to be better."

Cons: "Gate change from 34 to 4 in hgk airport was too far."

Cons: "couldnt find anything to complain about"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Older plane"

Pros: "The ground staff helped me get on board the flight despite a transit delay that caused me to arrive at the check-in counter a few minutes into boarding time. I have no complaints about the in-flight staff. Our flight arrived a few minutes early to our destination."
Cons: "It would be nice if the meal menus had allergy information printed on them. The plane was equipped with an older entertainment center, and some of the control buttons were a little unreliable. These are minor complaints, however."

Pros: "booking price was a great deal. flight attendants was awesome! she gave a headache pill for my wife that helped a lot. thank you"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "The stewardesses were super helpful, quick to respond and the pilot even gave regular updates."
Cons: "Bumpy flight and the crew didn't really come around to check on what the passengers needed aka water etc."

Pros: "Great entertainment choice"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal pre-order very dull."

Cons: "Poor leg room, very tough for a tall guy"

Pros: "keep it up"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cabin crew was poor in English communication skill. I remain skeptical how the cabin crew could effectively communicate to passengers in the case of an in-flight or ground emergency. Pillow covers were filthy. There were body fluid stains and long hairs stuck to the covers. I went through and rejected four of them. Inflight service was good but there was an unwritten Cathay Pacific rule that I was not aware of.........each passenger is restricted to two alcohol beverage drinks in any one hour period."

Cons: "Hindi selection of movies was not good"

Pros: "I like the comfortable seats"
Cons: "Thin blankets was not enough to bear the cold."

Pros: "I really appreciated that Cathay flew another plane in to pick us up when our original aircraft was mechanically grounded at the previous destination. The crew were very professional."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed due to mechanical failure and didn't arrive from its destination: Taipei. We were not told about the possibility of our flight being cancelled as we arrived at check-in, we were allowed to check our bags first, issued boarding passes and *then* we were told to come back to check in counter in 3.5-4 hours. Our checked luggage had already been taken and with it, clean clothes, toiletries and other items that could have made the waiting more comfortable. After coffee and a snack we decided to check in to the capsule hotel at Narita. Minimum stay was one night at that hour of the day - for stays after 6pm. While I appreciated that Cathay got us out later that evening, the plane we flew was one of the oldest in the fleet: the seats did not recline at all so it was very uncomfortable. It was a late night flight but no one was offered pillows or blankets. (I did receive one upon request). We arrived in Hong Kong in the early hours of the next morning - 3 hours late - after the airport train had finished running so I paid for a taxi home which I normally would not need to do since I already had a train ticket. so my flight experience did cost me some extra money this trip."

Pros: "Good service"

Cons: "1-hour delay due to inclement weather"

Pros: "Cathay Pacific provided excellent service."

Cons: "The flight was delayed by almost 4 hours from Hong Kong. There are elaborate security check at the last minute. Not even sure if it was just to kill the time. Because the departure time kept moving to later and later time."

Cons: "nothing much. overall good."

Pros: "Good collection of entertainment options"
Cons: "Biggest gripe: No onboard wifi. As a business traveller, this is important to me."

Cons: "I was at the window seat. They weren't really paying attention to me when they bring water or collect the trash."

Pros: "Great crew. But, they ran out of breakfast choices early."

Cons: "Not enough bathrooms"

Pros: "Cathay offer a hotel for the overnight delay at Grand Harbor hotel with a free taxi voucher. This is a good help for us to prepare for the horrible next day."
Cons: "The missed flight to SFO was replaced by another flight to LAX next day and then from LAX to SFO via United as domestic flight. This is horrible experience since we had to check out all luggages, go through custom and then check in the bags again with all weighing problems. The worse is that to go from International terminal to United domestic counter, we had to pull the luggages along the curb from one end of the airport to the other side of it. We will never take this option again"

Cons: "Those economy seats can only fit a child comfortably."

Cons: "seat wasn't the best for my back even reclined."

Pros: "I didn't like anything"

Pros: "Plane was newer & clean. Cabin crew was helpful & nice with my dad transferring from wheel chair to the plane"
Cons: "My family traveled with my 80 year old dad but Hong Kong ground crew would not allow us to board together. My wife & I had to carry all our carry on baggage since my mom was the only one allowed to board with him. All three previous flights the ground crew allowed all of us to stay as a family."

Pros: "The attendants were fantastic!"
Cons: "I ordered a fruit plate and it was acceptable however, my boyfriend had yet another bad meal."

Pros: "Comfortable economy seating, polite cabin attendants, and nice lunch!"

Pros: "Fast bag drop off at the airport, friendly staff, comfortable plane, good food and excellent entertainment system. Can't complain!"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Not piling up people like sardines in a can."

Cons: "Staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful."

Pros: "Crew was very attentive and courteous"
Cons: "More fruits and non-starchy vegetables would make food more enjoyable"

Pros: "Food was really hot and good customer service"

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "Snacks"

Pros: "I liked that it was a straight flight from SFO -ZRH. On board entertainment was great."
Cons: "Seating is way to tight. Service from crew is nothing at all like it used to with Swiss. Nearly a smile from crew ( both legs of flight) mostly just hand motion when serving food. Food was a big disappointment too. It feels like all the good service is reserved only for business and first class !"

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Pros: "Swiss is always excellent"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"

Pros: "Amazing crew/ food/seats very comfortable! Very relaxing ride !"
Cons: "It was perfect !"

Pros: "On board is pretty good except that the seats are pretty narrow compare to our previous experiences. As a reference, I am 5‘3“ and 110 lbs."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed and the seats were narrrow."

Cons: "I wanted to get some work done on my flight but I couldn't even open my laptop screen more than a few inches."

Cons: "Terrible movie selection"

Pros: "The crew was very helpful & friendly"
Cons: "The a/c or fans were on too high"

Pros: "good availability of food"
Cons: "seats did not have much space at all. Legs constantly squished and there was no room to move them the whole trip. not much movie selection available."

Pros: "All of the flight crew was personable and ready to accommodate any need we might have. Before we could ever get hungry, the staff was coming down the aisle with another serving of pretty good food!"
Cons: "We did have to wait on the plane for an hour after boarding, but I believe that was mostly due to wind."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable considering they were middle seats. The food was quite good and the entertainment selection was also good."
Cons: "Boarding was later than initially said and I did not know why"

Pros: "Although sitting in a plane in coach could never be considered a wonderful experience, Swiss Air did the most to make it so. in particular the crew was very responsive and cheerful. The leg room wasn't bad and they were very liberal with their wine and beer offering."

Pros: "The crew was both fun and efficient. The food was definitely a step ahead of American owned airline companies. Very good choices of movies and entertainment."
Cons: "We've got no complaints."

Cons: "No Wi-Fi on board."

Pros: "Vegetarian curry lunch/dinner was good. Cabin temperature was good. Bathroom was clean."
Cons: "flight crew were snippy. Had to ask for tea in between meals. Was assigned a middle seat when there were so many empty seats. The idea that we had to pay for seat assignments."

Pros: "Several rounds of beverage service along with tasty food and a great large-display entertainment, we were very pleased with the blankets and entertainment, and frequent service. It helped we had 3 seats for two people also."

Pros: "Food was great."
Cons: "No USB. Entertainment was so-so."

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Terrible seats :-("

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The staff was helpful and professional and kind. The equipment was new and clean. The flight was on-time and uneventful. I would fly this airline again any day of the week."
Cons: "The entertainment screen was difficult to see when the person in front of me reclined because the screen was not perpendicular to my line of vision. I survived based on the other qualities of the flight."

Pros: "The service is the best!!! I enjoyed everything!!"

Pros: "The flight from SFO to ZRH was in a newly fitted 777. The seats were very comfortable and we had plenty of leg room in economy class. Great and extremely nice flight attendants - thank you!"
Cons: "The flight from ZRH to SFO was in an older 777 and the seats were very uncomfortable with limited leg room in economy. This flight was not very enjoyable. I have to say though that the very friendly and helpful flight attendants were compensating for this. Thank you!"

Pros: "Great service and flight. Thank you kayak for the great price!!"

Pros: "Service ok"
Cons: "Horrible food, tvs didn't work, crowded."

Pros: "The veggie food option was delicious. The calzone for breakfast was miserable. The restrooms were kept clean and well-stocked. Flight delay to wait for incoming passengers resulted in others missing their connections in SF."

Pros: "The crew was pleasant."
Cons: "The Swissair website did not have my information available. Stood next to Passport Control for an hour (!) for a glitch they couldn't resolve before boarding. Flight was delayed 90 minutes. Worse quality beef on a flight ever, and that's hard to do. In my 1.5 million miles flown, these were the least comfortable, cramped seats I have ever experienced. I am only 5'7", 150lbs, but for the first time ever could not reach my belongings in the under-the-seat space in front of me. Seriously, it was that cramped."

Pros: "See above"

Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "I was uncomfortable with the space"

Pros: "Courtesy of crew."

Cons: "The most uncomfortable flight I've ever experienced. The seats were too small. It was torture for a 12 hour flight. Need more space and padding in the seats."

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic Crew was friendly but rarely came through Offering water during a 12 hr flight Also did not enforce "shades down" during the The night And did not respond to call lights"

Pros: "Service is above average, flight attendants very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Only one choice of the lunch dishes was available, since they had run out of the second one."

Pros: "The crew was terrific."
Cons: "Economy seating very cramped. Cramped seat conditions, inability of video screen to articulate sufficiently to allow seeing the picture when the seat ahead was reclined."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The food"

Pros: "Ft"
Cons: "The lack of food choices. Even if you must buy them tgere should be choices"

Pros: "Nice smooth flight, good service, comfort, food, crew, and entertainment. Crying toddlers made it hard to sleep."

Pros: "Friendly crew. Good food and entertainment. Comfortable seats."

Pros: "Loved the entertainment. Food was great!"
Cons: "There was no indication of what line went where while in the boarding process. Nobody told us that we needed to get a blue stamp (??) on our boarding ticket, for what I still don't know. So then we needed to get in ANOTHER line and get the stamp and then stand in line AGAIN just to get on the plane! For being Swiss you'd think you'd have this part down AT LEAST! Boarding by seat number would have been a better idea. Everybody was all over the place getting their bags stored above."

Pros: "Excellent Amount & Quality of Asian Vegetarian Food"
Cons: "Due to a glitch in the webstei, I was unable to check in online, and therefore did not get a window seat for an 11 hour flight - very frutrating and uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Small jet for transatlantic didn't allow for being able to walk, stretch and move about much during such a long flight, unlike larger airbus planes or larger Boeing planes. Why do airlines hire chefs then serve lousy food!? First meal was so so while wake up meal was really bad. Was so disappointed in Swiss Air so will not fly with them again. Great service doesn't make up for the noted disappointments. Spending a $2-3 more on food would have helped, but placing us in a long flight in such a small airbus plane just won't do!"

Pros: "As above."
Cons: "As above."

Cons: "seats not too comfortable, if seated right next to the toilet I should pay a lower fare!"

Pros: "Food and drinks"
Cons: "The flight is rough. The ascend and descend pattern too abrupt that causes nausea. I wish the pilot need to be a passenger once in awhile to feel how others doing their job so he himself learned to adjust his ways."

Cons: "Refund"

Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable seating, and good food. Enjoyed my flight with China Airlines and will travel with them again in the future!"

Cons: "Check-in was poorly organized in Narita. Bag Drop off only took longer than regular check-in"

Pros: "seat, food"

Pros: "China Airlines have always been consistent in food and service. Consistency is good but the quality is not kept up as well."
Cons: "The quality of food. Maybe the food is okay, the heating up of them tends to be over done."

Cons: "It would be better if it was on time"

Pros: "Friendly airline staff. Ease of obtaining boarding pass at the counter. Clean, modern aircraft. Thanks China Airlines!"
Cons: "As with all airlines, the "the hurry up and wait" processes associated with getting onto the plane are tiring."

Cons: "Could have a better"

Pros: "Since I had no check-in luggage on my way to Manila from Los Angeles, my medicine bag was packed in my carry-on with wheels. When, in Manila, I was forced to check-in that piece of luggage, I forgot to move my medication into my backpack which I carried with me on board. In Taipei, I asked the ground crew to retrieve my medication from my check-in carry-on. The team worked diligently and made sure that my medication was handed to me as I was one boarding the plane with the last few. I was delighted by the level of service and the fact that I was able to take my medication before the flight took off. What a difference in attitude between the Manila and Taipei ground crews. Thank you Taipei ground crew!"

Pros: "Flight crew, food very tasty and good portion size, good selection of entertainment, bathrooms clean and well maintained."
Cons: "A little bigger seat and a bit more leg room would be nice."

Cons: "I got sick on this flight, and the concern expressed by the crew was about 0. Also, they don't understand the meaning of ice water. Water, with lots of ice! Serving an American destination, they should know how much ice Americans like in drinks. Normally not a big deal, but when you really need to cool down to keep from barfing, it is important."

Pros: "Nice, clean planes. Nice staff."
Cons: "Bland food."

Cons: "They have awful customer service and caused me to miss a flight and have to purchase all new flights. I will never use them again."

Pros: "Beautiful plane, clean and well serviced, unlike American carriers"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour on the tarmac in Taipei with no explanation. I was told there were no aisle seats and when we finished boarding I could see that the attendant on the ground had not been truthful. I did get a bulkhead aisle seat after the doors were closed, but I would like to know the truth from service people."

Pros: "EXCELLENT PLANE, BRAND NEW. GREAT CREW AND SERVICE"

Pros: "People are nice..."
Cons: "Foods are not good"

Pros: "Restrooms were clean. Had 2 empty seats beside me - excellent"
Cons: "Earphones were bad bcoz no sound could be heard. Stewardesses were too busy or could not understand english"

Pros: "Clean aircraft and polite personal. Long flight but it was as pleasant as 12 hours in a plane can be. It was 1 hour late which messed up the next flight connection but it was 1 hour late to Taipei so they didn't lose any time."

Cons: "Waiting anoher 4 hours for a plane to leave."

Pros: "Professional staff"

Cons: "There was a delay with this flight or the previous one and we weren't told much"

Pros: "Affordable efficient"
Cons: "Food just so so"

Pros: "Connection flight on the way back was a bit late but we still made the connection just fine. The airplane was new. Nice seats and nice video system. The flight crew were very nice, professional and quite beautiful"
Cons: "The food was typical airline food which is not very good."

Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "The food was not as good as other China airlines flights we have done, but was still above average."

Pros: "Love of the leg space on the 777."
Cons: "Just the trip length, hehe."

Pros: "Great schedule, great flight crew, gave me an exit row both directions, very flexible tickets (allow you to change date repeatedly with essentially no penalty), and all for an amazingly low price. All in all the best ticket I've ever bought!"

Pros: "Found a lot of new movies and foods tasted great"
Cons: "Slow to board the plane and the seat near emergency door was not very comfortable."

Pros: "Nothing. Didn't make flight and tried to contact by phone multiple times via email and phone to switch and was ignored"
Cons: "Tried to change flight according to their policy but was unsuccessful in getting in touch or getting a response from anybody in their company after multiple tries via phone and email. Please help me rectify"

Pros: "Great atmosphere on the plane and very clean."
Cons: "I would have liked to have more vegetarian and vegan food options on board the aircraft."

Pros: "No problem getting wheelchairs in LAX."
Cons: "Taipei airport is BAD. No wheelchairs for elderly as requested, in advance."

Pros: "The middle seat was empty on my flight, I appreciated the extra room."
Cons: "The movie selection was not super up to date."

Pros: "on time and cordial staffs"
Cons: "seats are small , no refreshment at the back room like water drinks snacks to be self serving"

Pros: "Though this was a long flight, it didn't feel unbearable at all. I had plenty of leg room, the food was just right, the service from the staff was very pleasant, and there was barely any turbulence."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of off the top of my head. Everything was fine."

Cons: "I booked a ticket 2 months ago and yet didn't get requested aisle seat for this 12 hours flight"

Cons: "Boarding was delayed"

Pros: "- Very helpful flight attendants - Surprisingly decent airline food"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "the air hostesses could have been a bit more accommodating, welcoming, pleasant, willing and smiling."

Pros: "Would have liked better seats since we are so tall, but overall, very comfortable flight."

Pros: "Really overall great flight for 13 hours on a plane. It did take 45 minutes to get to gate after landing but still a good experience. Flight crew really good job, good food, entertainment helped pass the time."
Cons: "I couldn't get assigned seat options out of Ho Chi Minh."

Pros: "I liked most of the crew. They were courteous and attentive. They were also very helpful in getting passengers situated and seated. I also like that when I had an issue with a crew member a manager and her boss both came to talk to me about what happened and offered apologies. They handled the situation with respect and class."
Cons: "There were two things I didn't like. First was that my on board entertainment set top was not working and I had to change seats. Once in a new seat though I was good and comfortable until a crew member had issues with my placement in an empty row that he wanted to use later in the flight to take a nap. What he did next was not nice, lacked communication and almost ruined the long flight for me. If it wasn't for the rest of the crew being great and his managers apologizing and listening to the full complaint I would probably have decided never to take China airlines again. Will I fly China airlines again? Yes, I will."

Cons: "I had surgery on my leg a few days before my flight and it was doctors order to have my leg elevated on the flight home. I spoke to the airline at the desk before boarding and told them my condition and that i needed a seat to lay down and prop my leg up and they assured me i was going to have that. Once i boarded they gave me a seat with not enough leg room and i couldn't elevate my leg. I tried to tell they flight attendants over and over about my condition and they moved me to another seat that didn't even make a difference. My leg got extremely swollen on the plane ride and i had to go to urgent care as soon as i landed at LAX. i will never fly China Airlines again, i want a refund!!!!!!"

Pros: "I liked that I eventually arrived to my destination and was able to go home."
Cons: "Was not notified that my flight was cancelled. Remained on hold for over 2 hours as I had to beg and plead with China Airlines to find and place me on another flight that was not days after my original arrival date. Did not get any form of an apology or upgrade for the stress and inconvenience caused by the last minute cancellation. Taipei to LAX: had to wait in line to check in for 1.5 hours, as there were only 3 China Airline people working the check in desks, I have posted a video on instagram of the massive line that I stood in. https://instagram.com/p/BHobbM0A6mP/"

Pros: "Comfortable"

Cons: "un-eventful"

Pros: "Crew attitude is great"
Cons: "Toilet cannot be cleaned up and its supply cannot be refilled timely."

Pros: "That's all I got"

Pros: "I love the friendly and helpful staff. Such nice people."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Like the family couch , able to lie down."
Cons: "Flight Delayed."

Pros: "The hospitality, the quality of the meals, the movie selection, the free alcohol, the leg room. You get a lot more for less, that I've experienced whe you fly on an Asian carrier."
Cons: "This time we had a long layover in Taipei."

Pros: "The girls at the China Airline counter saw i was really worried and freaking out about my flight and they helped me to the fullest."
Cons: "I couldn't check in early cause Kayak gives a confirmation number and nothing else. I had to wait in the counter line instead of skipping it like i would do with most travel sites. I was very close to missing my flight but thank god they had a delay. I also left early for problems like these and still had difficulties. And it's impossible to call Kayak, especially if you live in Japan like me."

Cons: "I was charged $65.00 for checked luggage; my layover was only 50 minuets and had to rush...last person to board."

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The infotainment system could have been better. My system was not working for the first 3 hours and the sound went out after 2 hours of use. Also my blanket was not clean."

Pros: "The crew is amazing, special food needs is covered and delicious, great service after all."

Cons: "Crew was not very friendly, the lack of customer service is evident."

Cons: "(1) The captain collected headsets 30 minutes before landing, causing us to miss the last 15 minutes of a movie. Why? (2) Very long cues for toilet use. (3) The baggage took more than half hour to arrive. (4) The chair in front of me reclined very far (more than those on its sides), making it very hard to eat, get up, or read. Need better maintenance."

Pros: "The people who work for Lufthansa are the nicest i’ve met, on par with Turkish airlines. The times for boarding and departure were respected, the flight crew was extra nice, even accommodating requests that gave them extra-work. Economy passengers were treated like first class in terms of service and solicitude of the crew. Headphones, blankets, pillows were offered free of charge, so we’re the food and drinks, and there was a good selection of movies and music. On a 770$ ticket, mind you! The crew will come by repeatedly to check if passengers desired some more wine or coffee, offered water and juices on a tray several times outside the regular service times, and cared for the families with children. Thumbs up!"
Cons: "The warm food was a bit unappetizing, the potatoes for instance were black, but there is nothing that the crew could do better than offer to replace it. Such graceful approach to a little inconvenience!"

Pros: "My previous flights with Lufthansa have been in business class, which is fabulous. However, on this occasion flew economy because I got an exceptionally cheap ticket. I was pleasantly surprised. Obviously the seat was narrower, but had plenty of legroom. The food in economy in Lufthansa is better than most airlines’ business class meals. The crew is very courteous and professional. You really can’t go wrong with this airline."
Cons: "There was no downside."

Cons: "The service"

Pros: "Safe trip. Announcer had a radio voice."
Cons: "Food was horrible. Service was scarce. Bathrooms were not the cleanest. Snacks were scarce and not appropriate. The tv screens were not too user friendly and programs would skip while showings."

Cons: "Miss the flight due to too short of transfer time. As a professional you guys should know better to have such tight transfer time. I want credit for my major inconvenience"

Cons: "Their computer terminals were down on the boarding area. Actually about 5 Boarding areas were down no one was available to give direction or answer questions until you got To the front of the line and many had to be sent then to a different line. Bad enough the terminals were down but not even close to German efficiency in handling the problem. Also several of the stewards were rather surly and short"

Pros: "Smooth flight. Pilots at Lufthansa are the best regarding landing and taking off. I like also a lot that lufthansa flies mostly with Boeing airplanes."

Pros: "It is so nice to flight on board a plane were the staff knows what to do."

Pros: "I managed to get a seat in economy class upstairs on the Airbus A380-800, next to the window. Each window seat has a locker to stow all your in-flight stuff in and there is lots of legroom. I was impressed - that's saying a lot for a Boeing-lover. Crew was very attentive and always available."
Cons: "Boarding could have been better organized."

Cons: "First, Lufthansa lost our baggage from Hamburg to Los Angeles. Then, the delivery company (Direct Courier Services) Lufthansa uses was completely inept and unprofessional - every single one of their employees is a complete moron. We didn't end up getting our baggage for two and half days so we were wearing the same clothes that we left Germany with. Then, after being told by Lufthansa customer service to submit receipts for clothes we had to buy, never got reimbursed or even the courtesy of a reply. After flying Lufthansa for over a decade, will never use this airline again. Epic fail."

Pros: "Exelent crew"
Cons: "Distance too far between gates for transfer"

Pros: "As usual, good customer service."
Cons: "I fail to see why Lufthansa is deliberately destroying their competitive advantage."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight attendant did not bring the wheel chair and take me to the bus where I waited too long and when I arrived to customs no wheel chair was there and I asked every officer there how to get the wheel chair no one helped after long time one officer called and the chair arrived and he transferred me to a cart the driver was very bad he did not help in seating me and I sit on the back with my carry on when he drives like crazy I fell on the floor screeming he stopped and place me in the front and he asked if I need a doctor I told him no I just need to catch my flight although I was hurt badly with a very big bruise and when I reach the gate the plane was gone and I have to wait for another flight to take me to San Francisco and from there to Los Angeles and I singed a paper that I don't want a doctor"

Pros: "On time-well organized!"

Cons: "I didn't like the food"

Pros: "Amazing"
Cons: "I had picked my own isle seat at purchase of ticket. Some how i ended up sitting middle row."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Being sick on the way back home from my Vacation!"

Pros: "Service was execellent"
Cons: "The entertainment system and charging didn't work but they did give me a voucher for 100 Euros to spend."

Pros: "THE VIDEO OF THE FLIGHT THE WHOLE TIME. THE SMOOTH SMOOTH FLIGHT. THE FOOD AND WINE. THE SERVICE."

Pros: "Very nice flight, very little if no turbulence food was decent just luggage took forever"
Cons: "Luggage wait was an hr other then that the A380 which is my favorite plane was amazing"

Pros: "The seats and leg room were spacious enough. I liked the many options of movies."
Cons: "The vegetarian option was gone for the second meal. The touch screen TV was not working properly. Had to push the buttons multiple times"

Pros: "The downstairs lavatories are genius!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Cons: "I could not get any information in Moscow until arriving at the airport."

Cons: "1 hour between flights meant a very hectic transfer."

Pros: "The flight Crew was very attentive and went the extra mile to keep us happy during our flight, the head stewardess I give her a 10+. we will fly with Lufthansa again. great movies!"
Cons: "The flight from Roma to Frankfurt was late and we had to run what seemed like two miles to be able to catch our connecting flight to Los Angeles."

Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "Pasta was so so."

Cons: "flight was late; food was not so great, lunch and dinner were the same; :-("

Cons: "At time confusion amongst the crew- received wilted salad- seemed the last rows had to take what was left over"

Cons: "I asked for my shopping from my magazine several times. Food is beyond bad.....it is absolutely horrible."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "The food, the crew, the cleanness and the entertainment"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "NOT MUCH. LEFT, GOT THERE ON TIME. SMOOTH FLIGHT."
Cons: "SEATED, TREATED LIKE CATTLE. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE DUE TO NARROW SEATS. GAVE US TWO MIDDLE SEATS IN FOUR-SEAT CENTER. WANTED $35/EA TO PRESELECT SEATS, ONE-WAY. NEVER AGAIN IF I CAN HELP IT....."

Pros: "Comfortable and smooth flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service,entertainment, and food. Easy check in"
Cons: "Cabin was too warm. No air vents in new aircraft so difficult to sleep."

Pros: "short hop--good"

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "Food was not good. Seat leg room very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Even though the flight lasted 12 hours, it was enjoyable. I feel like the crew put the best effort in order to make passengers feel comfortable. They served two meals and two snacks. Beverages were distributed many times. The leg room and the entertaining system were great. I would love to take another flight with this company in the future."
Cons: "I cannot think of anything."

Pros: "All meals provided were pretty bad. The premium economy seats are worth the extra money."

Pros: "Everything worked like an expensive Swiss watch! Employees were polite, friendly, and very helpful! I will fly with Lufthansa again and again!!!"

Pros: "Being seated in econmony plus. Everything behind the scenes that i didn't see that made this flight safe. Very thankful. Didn't matter that not enough coffee was onboard for breakfast."
Cons: "The selection and range of music could be improved, or may be it is just my taste within the genres on offer."

Pros: "The crew was incredibly pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work for many passengers, and had to be continually reset, and sometimes still did not work. When it did aorkX it was extremely slow and unresponsive. Also, the USB and electrical outlets near the seats did not work and power devices"

Pros: "missed my connecting flight to hawaii, Lufthansa, put me up in a room and feed me, thank you. Plus got me on the next flight out."
Cons: "if I could have got off the plane quicker I maybe could have made my flight. took 20 minutes to de de board"

Pros: "Wrote my thoughts in the wrong section. See Milan to Frankfurt"

Cons: "I started to get hungry between meals."

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