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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Typical JAL, nearly everything was fantastic."
Cons: "I don't think it could be made better but legroom on this flight was cramped. Certain planes in the JAL fleet have really cramped legroom and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "was not able to board and was checked in 4 hours in advance"
Pros: "Very respe tful staff."
Cons: "Dirty restrooms."
Cons: "seat was uncomfortable (cushion very hard)"
Pros: "Good space between seats. Cleanest of the restroom. Nice crew service"
Pros: "Best customer service"
Pros: "Service was exquisite."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Their customer service is excellent! when I left my card (fell out of my pursue while in transit), they called me immediately! After a long vacation, exploring. I was extremely tired and and left my phone completely on silent for 4 days, and within those 4 days they called and left me messages. Lucky I live here in Hawaii, can you imagine being a tourist and you lost your card? Excellent customer service."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Pros: "Excellent entertainment and the crews attention made me fell welcomed."
Pros: "Jal should gave me a better resting seat. The connecting flight is too long hours. Very tiring for a 73 years old person."
Cons: "Too long and no rest."
Cons: "Plane was very hot"
Pros: "I am looking forwards to using them again! I paid more using this airline than their competitors. But after completing my trip I will have to say it was well worth it and will using them again."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment on board."
Pros: "Each seat had their own screens, and there was a small footrest available for each seat."
Cons: "The food was uncharacteristically bad for JAL. They served some sort of French chef's dish that was terrible. Normally, JAL has great food that I love to eat. The plane was also pretty old so it felt more cramped than usual, and the seats we uncomfortable."
Cons: "Seat was too hard"
Pros: "Cabin staff. Special meal. Cleanliness."
Pros: "Service is amazing ! JAL is handsdown the best ever. The staff, crew and overall flight was great..."
Cons: "The horrible JET LAG I have now lol."
Pros: "Everyone is polite, helpful, and the flight was quite pleasant."
Cons: "Website is difficult and it's impossible to get seated in advance next to traveling companions if they're booked separately. That was quite frustrating"
Pros: "Great service! Also, the food and beer that came with my flight was awesome."
Pros: "Everything about the Japan air portion of our trip was excellent."
Cons: "No problems whatsoever."
Pros: "Staff was great and plane was clean"
Pros: "The airplane and all"
Cons: "A little bit in the sakura lounge"
Pros: "Always a pleasure to fly on JAL. Despite a cramped seat in economy, the flight attendants made up for the uncomfortable seat. They are attentive, helpful, and courteous. Time went quickly."
Cons: "Seats are too small for tall travelers."
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "We were coming back from treking in Nortwest Viet Nam. JAL upgraded us to business class (ie, sleeper bed) for the Ha Noi to Tokyo, and gave us good seats on to HNL. FOOD was the best. Next time we'll try HNL-SAI entry to Nam. The Boeing 787 was a great ride to/from Ha Noi, particularly with JAL service."
Cons: "WiFi was very flakey, and could not complete the Credit Card transaction to login... Wasted several hours."
Pros: "JAL used to be a premium airline like Korean Air"
Cons: "Now JAL is like American Air, just stuffing a greyhound full of souls."
Pros: "The crew were all exceptionally pleasant, helpful."
Cons: "I didn't care at all for the food."
Pros: "Our flight TO Tokyo from Honolulu was wonderful! Our seats were spacious, the plane wasn't filled to capacity, the in-flight entertainment was the best I've ever seen, the food was amazing. On our flight BACK, the crew was still wonderful, and the boarding process is quick and efficient."
Cons: "Aside from having to take the red-eye, the seats for our return flight were the most cramped I've ever been. My 6' husband's knees were touching the seat in front of him, and the seats were super narrow. I can't remember being so cramped in my entire life. That's really my biggest complaint, but when the flight is 6 1/2 hours, being cramped gets old really quick."
Pros: "Everything worked as planned."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room, which as a tall person I truly appreciate. They give you slippers, blanket, pillow on every (international?) flight. I flew Korea to Japan and Japan to Hawaii. Got free meals on all flights, even my short two hr flight between Korea and Japan. Free booze too!"
Cons: "Small overhead bin. Not deep enough, I had to turn my suitcase sideways. Luckily there was no one in our middle seat or I'm not sure where they would've put their baggage."
Pros: "very friendly and very helpful from checkin in to departing"
Cons: "some flt attendants didnt speak english or they didnt understand what i was saying. (but it was fine, i was flying on a Japanese airline and didnt expect them to speak english."
Pros: "The excellent service and courteous staff."
Cons: "Three babies were crying throughout the flight which made the flight in uncomfortable. The flight attendants were spending a lot of time accommodating the babies and parents requests."
Pros: "Seating is comfortable. Lots of entertainment (for free), free alcohol, and you can adjust your own window tint"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed. I think their system went down. Food wasn't bad. But I mean really is airline food ever good?"
Pros: "The Japanese flight attentants were excellent. Entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "I didn't like the other asian flight attendants. They were rude. Asked for water, she said we're not serving water only juice at this time. Asked for Consume or Dashi there weren't any. asked for diet coke they ran out. very small things but weren't able to satisfy our trip back to HNL."
Pros: "Best and consistent service."
Pros: "Best prices for quality service. If the prices for JAL are within $30, I will always select JAL."
Pros: "Japan Airline employees are courteous and gracious. The plane and seats were comfortable, and they offered complimentary food and movies. I would definitely fly this airlines again."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like about this airlines."
Pros: "Even at economy class everything is all inclusive, meals, entertainment, even alcohol. Fast service with a smile. They will go to any length to accommodate your every need."
Pros: "As always, the Japan Airline's stewardess takes care of you so well, they really make your trip a very comfortable one. (Think the Japanese airline crews are the most caring, with thorough service, and they are surely one of them."
Cons: "Could not enjoy the music and NHK news on the plane."
Pros: "Very nice"
Pros: "Excellent customer service. Five star service on board. Very helpful and informative customer service at jal transfer counter."
Pros: "An airline that thinks about consumers and then delivers a premier experience. Fly no one else to or from Japan."
Cons: "add low carb meal option please!"
Cons: "Siting at exit row gave more legroom thus more comfortable and more sleep. Disadvantage is that apurar must be stowed in bin overhead which is not within reach. It’s a bit of inconvenient and feeling insecure for important papers and $ inside."
Pros: "I loved the film with kabuki characters to introduce safety procedures."
Cons: "More seating room, better ventilation."
Cons: "Movie catalog needs to be expanded"
Pros: "Outstanding service as always - ANA rocks!"
Cons: "Too many (redundant) service announcements. Suggest simplifying and keeping them short and less repetitive to avoid inconvenience, esp while enjoying entertainment."
Pros: "ANA's staff were professional and helpful. They will do their very best to accommodate your request within reason, very satisfied how they handled our issue."
Cons: "We made our reservations through kayak / justfly.com and paid an additional fee to reserve our preferred seating assignment. During check in, our seat reservations were not granted because justfly.com did convey our preferences."
Pros: "Clean and comfortable"
Pros: "Staff were amazing."
Cons: "Nothing great experience!"
Cons: "Flight attendant didn't mention so well about drink service."
Pros: "Service and food were great."
Cons: "That I was listed as standby when I went to check in; I eventually got my ticket and my preferred seat selection."
Pros: "Cabin crew were really nice & helpful. My upgraded seat next to an open seat was really nice & comfortable."
Pros: "Services and respectful"
Cons: "Width of the seat for me was bit tight when in a flat bed position."
Pros: "It was OK. Time was the same as Asiana and Korea Air."
Cons: "I don't Japan airport."
Pros: "Enough room for relax, I love this one"
Pros: "Enough room for relax"
Pros: "Comfort... enough room for relax"
Cons: "Our seats are much less comfortable with very little leg room. My daughter couldn't recline her seat."
Cons: "meal choices"
Pros: "Generally the fligt was wonderful."
Cons: "Of course I had a correct USB cable for i ad, I can not chage it."
Pros: "Polite attendants"
Cons: "small leg room......"
Pros: "Love the staff, helpful and polite!"
Cons: "No foot rest=back pain"
Cons: "Could not fall asleep as the chair would not recline enough"
Pros: "As long as I didn't fly on united"
Cons: "limited movie selections"
Pros: "Excellent in every way"
Pros: "Everyone is super nice."
Pros: "Almost everthiny good job keep it up, excellent !"
Cons: "It was very warm on the plane."
Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."
Pros: "I like the whole experience overall I would definitely Fly ANA again"
Cons: "I like the whole experience overall"
Pros: "Staff was nice and attentive"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Don't recline. Could use more film choices."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Seats in the exit row did not recline, making them uncomfortable and hard to sleep in."
Pros: "Everyone was super polite"
Pros: "Everyone staff member was friendly and helpful. Dinner was great."
Cons: "The only thing I did not enjoy was breakfast . Selection was not great, we did not eat."
Cons: "We were delayed, but I can't say it was the airline's fault."
Pros: "Staff polite ,speedy"
Cons: "Had to get down to ground floor, walk outside, take a packed bus, wait on Tarmac while Korean air took off, waited some more to be safe, then climbed the stairs to a 787. The seats in economic are very uncomfortable, tortuous for seven hrs."
Pros: "The padding seems inadequate especially for medium and long hauls. It hurts sitting in the seats after 2 hours into the fight."
Pros: "Great assistance to elderly"
Cons: "Nothing in particular"
Pros: "Checking in was very good. I was a wheel chair passenger and the attendants took good care of me."
Cons: "I did t like the breakfast option at all. It was either eggs or fried noodles. I don't think that was an option at all."
Cons: "Again, it was a rough landing."
Pros: "ANA has always treated the passengers better than airlines from the United States.I avoid the airlines from the United States when it is possible."
Pros: "I bought two very expensive tickets and the seats were blocked by the pilot for his family, so my son had to travel in the simple business, that is a lot cheaper"
Pros: "They automatically moved my luggage to the next plane. No need to go through customs in Tokyo."
Cons: "The Price."
Pros: "The flight was cancelled by the airline for no good reason, and it was hard to get the refund for the tickets."
Cons: "Better would be to actually use the flight."
Cons: "inflight wifi should be provided."
Cons: "Upgrade entertainment"
Pros: "Always love the efficiency of Hawaiian Airlines' Haneda–based staff and crew!!!"
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "Worst airplane food EVER!"
Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "I didn’t have a seat when I got to the gate. I tried to do a web check in early but got an error sayin could not Confirm my seat. I got a window seat when I bought the tickets and for some reason those were lost and I got a middle seat. No explanation from the front desk nor the gate. Just told I have to wait until they call you. Again no explanation why our seats got moved. Loud noises the whole plane ride while fligh attendants works in galley. No way to sleep on the 7.5 hr flight."
Pros: "Free wine! Easy to reach USB charging port!"
Pros: "Nice selection of movies, touchscreen and USB port were fairly new"
Pros: "An average flight, OK on the basics but not much else."
Cons: "Flight was delayed almost 5 hrs at end and touchdown at around 2 am Christmas day. The problem was no one from the airline seem to know or not willing to tell what was going on. It was Christmas Eve, so people naturally was upset not knowing the outcome."
Cons: "It would be fantastic if Hawaiian didn't push in-flight purchases and credit card offers so much. Being a captive audience means your passengers can't tune out the imposition. It is disrespectful and pushy! Very annoying."
Pros: "The price was decent from Honolulu to Sydney."
Cons: "1) The self check-in process at Honolulu airport was terrible! The kiosks didn't work and there's NO one there to help! Wasted 45 minutes trying to print my boarding pass and luggage tags. The kiosks also didn't work at Sydney airport!! Crazy system.... 2) The seats are super small! I remember the economy seats on Japanese and Korean airlines are much bigger and comfortable. 3) The food was terrible and can't compared to the Asian airlines."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "Blankets and pillows"
Pros: "The service was excellent & what a surprise that food was good and excellent"
Pros: "Lived the staff on the plane"
Cons: "Did not like that with threw flighis home they would Not check our bags through"
Pros: "appreciated the attendants and employees in consistent theme attire including flowers in their hair. Nice that they serve food and/or snacks ready for sleeping - the queues were there, pillow, blanket and eye mask"
Cons: "Food quality - would rather have upgraded snacks then the food served."
Pros: "It was smooth! Mahalo"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable"
Pros: "Crews personality demonstrated professional and courteous."
Cons: "Food offered was precooked wrapped in plastic egg McMuffin version. As title suggested bland and tasteless."
Pros: "Service meals and smiles"
Cons: "Just that my butt hurts long, maybe better cushion or a seat pad can be offered?"
Cons: "Passenger have to pay for every single entertainment."
Pros: "Lots of room and comfortable seats"
Cons: "Better snacks."
Cons: "Delay. One luggage was dented. Second Luggage was lost and was delivered later to us."
Pros: "It's my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines. I must say that I wasn't impressed nor disappointed. However, the view when flying over the islands is amazing!"
Pros: "Comfortable chair, complementary food service"
Cons: "The screen for my seat did not work"
Pros: "First time flyer with Hawaiian Air. This is what all other domestic American airline companies should aspire to be."
Cons: "Can't think of anything ..."
Cons: "Seat 12a was locked in place and didn't recline."
Pros: "Relaxing and free tv."
Cons: "Very hospitable ."
Pros: "I like the friendly people"
Cons: "Not much bad to say"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, I had a whole row to myself. Food was good and service was superb"
Pros: "They didn't have any food at all we had to sit hungry for 6 hours"
Cons: "For the dinner there was no alternative to the Beef meal."
Pros: "Legroom I upgraded for"
Cons: "Seats are very narrow and most uncomfortable"
Pros: "Roomy seats."
Cons: "Movie entertainment is not complimentary."
Cons: "Absolutely clueless in arranging proper seating for fiabled passengers. They were only helpful at the gate, not in advance on the phone"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "The seating arrangement took longer then my usual experiences but it wasn't horrific it's the only negative thing I have to say"
Cons: "$200 change fee..."
Pros: "Everything l just Love it .takin off and landing was Absolutely Flawless congratulations TO The Pilot."
Cons: "Absolutely,Nothing At all"
Cons: "Seats were hard"
Cons: "The legroom was too tight, and l am only 5'6"."
Pros: "Best seats in the business, as seats go these days. Comfortable recline in coach without ruining the experience of the person behind you. Great attendants. Lovely Hawaiian vibe all the way through. A little island drinkie before landing. Lovely all around as flying goes these days. As far as the food, it wasn't great, but hey, who else gives you a little something to eat in the air these days!!!"
Cons: "The other passengers"
Pros: "Easy. Clean plane and nice people"
Cons: "Bag fee for checked bag 25$. I paid the same 25$ to fly from Florida to Hawaii."
Pros: "Very nice and professional staff."
Cons: "Movies/Television programs somewhat pricey. Legroom a little tight, but I am 6'2" tall!"
Pros: "It was easy helpful and a delight . All of you are great and had a good time I'll do it again."
Cons: "Little probably legroom, I didn't know how to work the monitor that's my bad. Little more assistance than that be great Terriers thank you for a good time. :-)"
Pros: "Delta is the airline to fly if you have to fly (like I did) during a pandemic. They made sure at every turn we felt as safe as possible. They had passengers distanced from each other the whole time, handed out sanitizing wipes as we walked on the plane, made sure folks kept their masks on, gave us individual little baggies with snacks and water bottles that also had individual hand sanitizer packets. I felt so much more safe flying Delta on my way home to Hawaii in July than I did when I flew American Airlines on my way to the mainland in June."
Pros: "The entertainer system was down all of the flight, could not charge my phone. Crew was polite but Curt."
Pros: "I like flying with Delta, it's just I was not feeling well and our flight got delayed and delayed and delayed. We finally made it on and the extra comfort was great"
Cons: "The food selections not so great. The sandwich was hard. Could use more options."
Cons: "Too hot. Bathrooms were dirty. No leg space in comfort+."
Cons: "Flight wasn't full. I could have been seated somewhere else since passenger next to me was quite large and invading my personal space"
Cons: "Hopefully upgrade on monitors (touch screen was not working),"
Pros: "Good variety and quality meals during the flight as well as a super array of entertainment"
Cons: "The seats lack cushion so a 7 hour flight gets quite painfully after a while"
Pros: "Crew. Alcohol and water bottles. Food. Entertainment. Comfort"
Pros: "pilot was great... made the landing at key west seem easy!"
Cons: "Flight attendants seemed to really like their jobs!"
Pros: "I asked at the gate to change my seat in row 30 because I was not next to my husband. The crew arranged this! Loved the leg room! Service was perfect."
Cons: "Flying first class!"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Seat the family together"
Cons: "I upgraded to Premium+ and it did not feel like an upgrade from a comfortability standpoint."
Pros: "Al the amenities were provided."
Cons: "In this day and age Wi-Fi should be provided always. Unfortunately it wasn't on the flight from Tokyo back to Los Angeles."
Pros: "crew found me an outlet for laptop"
Cons: "The pork dinner meal option was burnt … al the way through."
Pros: "I like flying Delta. Make you feel comfortable and at ease."
Pros: "Appreciated stewardess comping wine because my husband and I couldn't sit together"
Cons: "Don't assume you will get a good fare just because you book 2.5 months in advance, have a Delta AmEx card, and use some of your earned miles"
Pros: "Plane was on-time, that was the only thing nice to say about this flight."
Cons: "First, I was charged $100 because my bag was 3 kilos over weight. Second the seats in Comfort Plus were old. The recline was weak and there were no foot rests. For a cheaper flight on American, the seats have those amenities making it easier to sleep. Plus the food was inedible."
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was nice."
Cons: "5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL."
Pros: "I really liked it all."
Pros: "Crew and flight"
Cons: "Price for food and number of bathroom available"
Pros: "The gluten-free dinner was amazing. There was even gluten-free bread! Also, I always appreciate the free Wifi for messaging!! Also, despite there being a lot of turbulence, everyone did well. I prayed for safety and for the pilots and crew; the turbulence stopped after that and our arrival wasn't all that delayed."
Cons: "The gluten-free breakfast was extremely disappointing. Yogurt, a tiny cup of fruit, and veggie sticks??? What about a gluten-free English muffin with egg instead? The boarding was a little confusing. I was one of the last to board in my group because I couldn't see from where I was sitting - I thought priority was still boarding, but group 2 was already up. Also, please be more kind to baggage."
Pros: "Good price, good boarding and arriving, friendly and quick crew, LOTS of fluids. Restrooms cleaned frequently!! Great legroom."
Cons: "Seat bottom cushion was to hard. Food should have an Asian option, the touch panel display of entertainment system worked very slow and poorly, was hard to navigate."
Pros: "Snacks & drinks & TV movies good"
Cons: "One hostess was very rude & slow forget our headphones Kept getting me to help her with getting attention of other hostesses also very bad at giving snacks and kept my husband and another man waiting for 10 mins while she gathered rubbish despite repeated requests which would have been easy as she was at the front of plane obviously unsuited for this position"
Pros: "I liked that the plane wasn’t full which was a surprise."
Cons: "Last leg of the flight as usual we had some plane on it’s last legs with entertainment equipment from the 90’s and that’s being generous. My iPhone 7Plus is only a little smaller than the screen they would have you watch for five hours. Also the plane was old and noisy and seats were not really comfortable. But this is par for the course flying to Hawaii for some reason, no matter the carrier. Hawaiian Airlines is usually better but that’s to be expected."
Pros: "Seating was ok but had better for a premium coach."
Cons: "The tv screen. Touch pad was not working properly on both legs."
Pros: "Gal at the gate was most helpful. She corrected my boarding pass to zone 1 and put us in exit row. I have sat there before but it was really roomy although the seat seemed less comfy."
Cons: "Plane was much smaller than what I usually fly to Hawaii but the roomy exit seat made up for that. Downside was the screen was small so hard to see."
Pros: "Speedy boarding and deplaning."
Cons: "The gate agent appeared annoyed when I requested a seat change a couple of hours prior to boarding. She didn’t offer assistance or an explanation. Just looked at me like ‘ in your dreams’. And flight attendants should really practice smiling more. Snacks offered on 5.5 hour flight we’re pretty pathetic."
Pros: "In flight tracking"
Cons: "Irregular serbice"
Pros: "Attentive staff."
Cons: "Nothing. Great flight."
Pros: "nice people"
Cons: "need more free food and drinks"
Pros: "The gate agents were gruff, but helpful. Stewards were super friendly."
Cons: "Even though I had picked out two seats together, they had us separated. Very thankfully they put us back together after the fact - that was wonderful & appreciated. But entertainment system also didn’t work, and as always, seats are disgustingly uncomfortable. Also odd that they made us check bags with so many empty overhead bins."
Pros: "The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate."
Cons: "Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth."
Cons: "I did not board this flight as the previous one from Tokyo was late by an hour. Delta did not do ANYTHING to help us pass immigration and customs the fastest possible way. They sent us with the luggage to another terminal and had no signs or attendants to tell us where we recheck the bags. In the end we were late for the flight but Delta did not care!!! They tried putting me on a flight to SLC with a connection! Overall, I am VERY unhappy with them! Zero stars is what they deserve."
Pros: "Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time."
Pros: "Let on time and arrived 30 mins EARLY."
Cons: "Had to pay for meal despite length if flight."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and kept making rounds with water so we didn't have to get up looking for it. Free entertainment at our seats made the flight go by faster."
Cons: "No complaints, I was stuck in a middle seat but somebody has to sit there!"
Cons: "Even with "Comfort +" the seats are horrible."
Pros: "Like the direct flight from Minneapolis to Honolulu and you even get a meal and snacks. Flight attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "Long flight but prefer the direct flight than having a layover."
Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, super crew, awesome non stop flight from Minneapolis. Could not ask for any better. Delta is the #1 airline."
Cons: "Nothing at all."
Pros: "The time traveled to get to my destination! It would not be my choice if I was to fly again."
Cons: "The customer service. The flight attendants needs to take some more training on how to provide a better service to paying customers. The seemed a bit unfriendly!"
Pros: "We got to board first"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, the food was uneddible and we had to wait a very long time for our baggage"
Cons: "For the second time in one day, my seat would not recline!!! Very uncomfortable for an even longer flight than the first one!!"
Pros: "Crew was tentative."
Cons: "Lady besides me was eating something that smelt bad."
Pros: "We had comfort class and it's very nice"
Cons: "Both Crews at airport and on flight aren't very friendly, I guess this is the nature of all American flight after seeing how customer being treated from the United incident"
Cons: "Air conditioner was not working properly and we were delayed over 3 hours waiting on the plane at the gate and tarmac. Then they had to de-ice the plane which added more delay. Lost too much time that could have been spent in sunny, warm Hawaii."
Pros: "The plane was modern with good entertainment options. Overhead storage was ample."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "Better food"
Cons: "Would be better if flight arrived on time & we didn't have to wait for 30 minutes on the plane waiting for a terminal to be available"
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest."
Pros: "I liked that it was comfortable and they had good movies."
Cons: "The food can be a little better"
Cons: "Food on time"
Pros: "excellent check in, they accommodated me despite my late arrival due to traffic from an airport transfer from another terminal"
Pros: "The crew was good and professional. Friendly."
Pros: "This time I didn’t have to go into the corral till close to boarding I still can’t believe you cannot bring bottles of water from vendors to bring on the plane if it was allowed I wouldn’t have to keep calling the crew to bring water.. after second request the crew knew I wanted water... flight late"
Cons: "Allow bottled water on the plane ... or at least sealed bottled water!!"
Pros: "Crew was very caring and service was excellent."
Cons: "The security agents at the boarding gate was rude and juvenile. I’m not happy to have to walk on my socks to get my shoes after a hand search. I don’t mind the search; I do mind the lack of assistance in retrieving my hand carry and shoes."
Pros: "Crew was cold but quite busy."
Cons: "Checking in was very slow and boarding process was very poor!"
Cons: "Outstanding flight to Hawaii."
Pros: "Horrible airline."
Cons: "tiny seats for tiny people, crappy food, cold in the jet, Really a low class airline."
Pros: "The flight was faster than going to Philippines and movies is convenient"
Cons: "when you ask for extra food coz youre hungry but crew tells you wait"
Pros: "On time flight"
Pros: "Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Late, late, PAL is always late. First we were late by two hours; then boarding was delayed by one hour after that; then we sat on the tarmac for two more hours. Literally my dad had almost finished watching his first plane movie before we were able to takeoff. Fortunately our flight wasn't cancelled, but we missed not one but TWO connecting flights because it was so late. Also, MNL is a terrible airport. What is the logic in needing to pass through THREE sets of metal detectors and x-ray machines before boarding?"
Cons: "Slow checking and too much time to wait"
Pros: "Boarding was fast, very good selection of movies. Food was tasty."
Cons: "Online checkin baggage drop was very slow."
Pros: "Birding was great. Punctual flight."
Cons: "My entertainment screen broke. It took the crew 7 hours to replace it. A crew member said they would sort it, bit nothing for 6.5 hours There appeared be confusing within the crew members about what food I ordered."
Pros: "First let me say I am a big fan of Philippine airlines. The customer service is outstanding, I am always made to feel very comfortable and the movie selection is great. I would give them a 10/10...if it weren’t for the surprisingly below-average special meal selection....read on..."
Cons: "I have been a gluten-sensitive foodie for 7 years. I am not vegetarian. I still eat sugar, salt, spices, dairy, and fat. I have order a GF special meal for the past 3 or 4 trips I’ve flown but I always end up asking for one of the regular meals instead because the GF meals are SO awful. They are completely devoid of all salt, sauces, spices or any flavor, and are so bland that it’s like eating astronaut cardboard food. For example...the last flight I took (Manila-San Francisco), the regular meal options were a chicken sausage dish with some mashed potatoes and veggies, a wonderful colorful julienne vegetable salad, a flan pudding (GF by nature) and some bread with butter. The other option was a delicious smelling pork belly over rice (seriously some of the best pork belly I’ve ever had) and some veggies with the same sides. Everything was gluten-free except for the bread roll and looked much more colorful and fresher overall. By contrast, the GF “special” meal that I received was a plain chicken breast with no salt, steamed veggies that were overcooked and mushy to the point of colorless baby food, with no spices or sauces, a watered-down fruit salad, a rice cake with no butter and a banana instead of dessert. I was amazed at how bland and flavorless it was. Gluten-free does not mean sugar-free, low-fat, or dairy free. It simply means the absence of wheat flour. I still like sauces and spices. And I still like butter. A non-fruit dessert would have been nice. And since when does gluten-free mean flavor-free? I would have MUCH rather preferred the regular meal option with just a gluten-free rice cake substitute. Thank god they had extra regular meals for me to eat instead. Point being…if you’re not extreme celiac and just gluten-sensitive, I recommend ordering off the regular menu and just omitting the bread roll. The flavorless meal isn’t worth it!"
Pros: "No direct contact details to change flight"
Cons: "Terrible customer service"
Pros: "Flight started out by being delayed. I thought we would be delayed at least one hour plus. Did a great job delay time was only 30 min. Then everything was seamless. Great job of getting us to our destination on time."
Pros: "The flights themselves were good and the crew members were attentive to requests."
Cons: "The worst part was my departure flight was delayed a full 24 hours due to the airline combining two flights to ensure max capacity on board. No concessions were given and unfortunately I lost out on a whole day of my vacation, so beware if you book on Phillipine Airlines, you may not receive the flight dates which were originally booked."
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "No entertainment at all. This particular Philippine Airlines flight (PR113) from Los Angeles to Manila of July 7, 2018 did not have TV monitors, not even a USB port. Yes, they were iPads to hand around but it was not enough for everybody. Yes, we have cellphones but without a USB port, how do we recharge our phones? Sure we have power banks -- but why would we use it up on entertainment when we will definitely need it to communicate once we get to Manila? For a short flight, fine. However, for a long haul flight of 13 hours or so? Have mercy!!!!!"
Pros: "I thought all taxes already included . then they asked me to pay the travel tax...peso 1620."
Cons: "Include the travel tax or watn clients the tickets included all taxes except the Philippine Travel Tax for tesidents of Philippines."
Pros: "Great service Super friendly crew"
Pros: "Im tall so as usual the leg room was difficult but that is every flight im on"
Pros: "The service crew were excellent - friendly, helpful and generous with drinks service."
Cons: "All full service international flights should have in flight entertainment systems."
Pros: "In-flight entertainment movies"
Cons: "Sitting too close to other passenger"
Pros: "Both the flights were high quality and easy."
Cons: "The 13 hour layover in Manila was terrible. Philippine airlines has one room with very few good places to sleep. That night of sleep was really uncomfortable and staying in one room for so long drove us crazy."
Pros: "take off and landing was smooth.I am particularly nervous about take-off and landing.Its my second time to fly with PAL.So I was surprised it was smooth.But after maybe 2 hours in the air,flying became shaky.I got worried.I got headache bcoz of nervousness."
Pros: "all the services and the staff are all friendly.none"
Pros: "The only thing I like is the straight flight of otherwise food was ok"
Pros: "Overall a very nice flight. Crew was helpful when asked to assist and provide additional beverages."
Cons: "Food was pretty awful. Needed more beverage service throughout the flight, just water would have been fine. Shouldn't have to constantly ask for water, the crew should pick up on the need and respond to it."
Pros: "Plane from HNL to MNL is brand new with free entertainment in every headrest. Crew was pleasant and helpful, came by with water often."
Cons: "Food on return flight was terrible. Got stuck with pork selection for first meal, which was extremely fatty. Second meal, pork again, with eggs. Completely inedible. Disgusting, and Im not a very picky eater."
Pros: "Smooth journey"
Cons: "Why are there so many security lines to go through. Before going to the check in counter there's a security line; at the immigration there's a security line which I believe is required there; then at the gate there's a security line. There are just too many security lines to go through"
Pros: "Flight was on time..staff was courteous"
Cons: "Good was ok"
Cons: "Like all four of my flights on Philippines Airlines, over 3 hour delay. They could not leave on time on any flights, over head speaker in terminal was just constant flight being delayed-significantly. Hawaii to Manila and back, you had to down load an app onto your phone prior to leaving for any in flight entertainment, on your phone only. Terrible food. This was my worst flying experience ever and I do 4 international trips a year. Save time and money, fly another airline even if it means a connecting flight, you will still get there quicker. Pathetic."
Pros: "Food, gift pack, in-flight wi-fi based entertainment."
Cons: "Seating a little bit cramped in coach."
Pros: "Ice cream"
Cons: "No monitor"
Pros: "The ground crew were extremely helpful and friendly. The airport in Manila is not very good, but that's not PA's fault."
Cons: "Seats are a bit small and the WIFI both in the aircraft and in the airport was horrible."
Pros: "Good service. Comfortable."
Cons: "Every flight from Manila to Honolulu was delayed at least 1 hour."
Pros: "Friendly service from check in to arrival, smooth flight despite the two storms near the Philippines that time."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of right now. The flight was perfect. Thanks."
Pros: "flight attendants service was excellent."
Cons: "DELAYED FLIGHT"
Cons: "Everything. 6 hr delay, unhelpful clueless staff, food, comfort of seats, lack of entertainment, crappy terminal in Manila"
Cons: "The staff were unprofessional. They seldom smile and it's as if they are still in apprenticeship. Also, I hate it when they don't serve meals when the seatbelt sign is on. I understand in the case of hot beverages"
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