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$1,346(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$887or less

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$682or less

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8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,512 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Was able to get home toward Los Angeles with delays and change in plane so did not get proper seating as reserved."
Cons: "The plane was delayed from Tokyo to Los Angeles due to a pilot staffing issue. The plane stopped in Honolulu at 6:00AM in the morning and no staff was able to assist so they made everyone go through the run-around to have the luggage scanned for agriculture. Then they stated that even though we had pre-check, we did not qualify and the boarding pass was not issued with Honolulu to LAX. Over 5 hours delay and did not know that we could have stayed in Hawaii free room and meals. Terrible and one of the worst vacations ever for returning to the US. The food was not great."

Pros: "Typical flight and all went well."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Connection time at Narita is too long"

Cons: "Seat cushion could use more cushioning. Larger portions of drinks served"

Pros: "Crews were amazing."

Pros: "All exquisite dishes they served were excellent !"

Pros: "was not able to board and was checked in 4 hours in advance"

Cons: "Please contact me immediately!"

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "PA system was used excessively."

Pros: "Very respe tful staff."
Cons: "Dirty restrooms."

Cons: "The fact that my father was diagnosed with Cancer and they wouldn’t refund our 1300.00 for round trip tickets to the Philippines which is our vacation home. The airline required documentation from my fathers doc which I provided. He was not going anywhere for at least a year (radiation and chemo) and the denied even credit.I was able to get my parents tickets refunded by a different airline. NEVER Again. my father passed 8/12/2018. Our trip was scheduled for 9/13/2018. Very disappointing.see"

Cons: "seat was uncomfortable (cushion very hard)"

Pros: "none"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Compensated with lounge pass"
Cons: "Very poor check in around Visa situation"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful"

Pros: "So cramped. Very uncomfortable flight."

Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."

Cons: "turbuance"

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "Plane was very hot"

Pros: "Great meal compared to other local airlines. Comfortable."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "None"

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: "Simply excellent !!!"

Cons: "Seat was too hard"

Pros: "Cabin staff. Special meal. Cleanliness."

Cons: "服务态度非常好"

Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"

Pros: "everything was perfect!!"

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: "I was early to check in . But the check in was slow and I. Had to run to my plane ride .. and had no time to shop"
Cons: "The service was so so and food was lousy"

Cons: "Sorry, my seat really uncomfortable..."

Pros: "Very good"

Pros: "Nice"
Cons: "Nth"

Cons: "Same thing as above"

Pros: "Great vacation"

Pros: "Everything worked as planned."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The food was good, which I didn't expect. The crew was kind."

Cons: "Same"

Cons: "Could not enjoy the music and NHK news on the plane."

Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "Good"

Pros: "An airline that thinks about consumers and then delivers a premier experience. Fly no one else to or from Japan."

Pros: "staff was pleasant, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "turbulence was awful."

Pros: "The airplane was quite and clean and the crew were helpful"
Cons: "Some items were not new and not in a good shape like the headphones and the pillows. The crew didn't pickup the plates after we finished our meal"

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "Staff was nice and got me a bulk head seat as I am very tall. This meant a lot to me. Thanks!"

Cons: "None all good"

Pros: "I couldn’t eat the chicken for lunch, and I told the crew to change it for me and bring the vegetarian, but nobody brought anything. I was starving until the next meal."
Cons: "Take out the chicken sausage from your menu"

Pros: "Nothing really, seats were to close to each other and it was a painful flight for 20 hrs"
Cons: "Leg-space between seats specifically when the person in front of you reclines"

Pros: "All great experience!!!"

Pros: "The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good .."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable. The entertainment system was wonderful."
Cons: "The crew was disorganized."

Pros: "Crew was very attentive & met all my expectations."

Pros: "Crew was fine, polite and helpful. Seat was not so comfortable as i am tall (no leg room)"

Pros: "Crew were so good"
Cons: "Everything is good"

Pros: "Service by the crew was outstanding, but special mention to Deepika who made sure I had a Business Class experience out of this world, always smiling and checking if I needed anything"
Cons: "The food and the wine selection did not impressed me. Qatar needs to make some changes."

Pros: "Crew was really amazing."
Cons: "Wifi not working- huge disappointment. Seats a bit hard on A350. The overhead bins on the inside suitable only for tall people."

Pros: "Food and entertainment was fine."
Cons: "Crew was not very organized or helpful. Need more training/experience."

Pros: "Everything was great ,On time , comfortable seeds, Crew were very nice , boarding was quick Thank you Qatar Airways"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The time of flight changed 1:30 hour erlier and we did get noticed we were about to miss the flight it’s so annoying but at the end we catch it"

Cons: "THE SEATS I REQUESTED DURING BOOKING DID NOT TRANSFER OVER TO QATAR AIRWAYS."

Pros: "Qatar flight is no problem"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Too crowded in in flight"

Pros: "The staff are great, the food is good."
Cons: "The seats are awful, especially on the 7 hour flight from Doha to Barcelona. Very narrow, marginal recline. Also the flight was very hot, my watch thermometer said 33° at one point"

Pros: "Food was very good and plentiful"

Pros: "Food was good. Quick response to call"
Cons: "Toilet wasnt clean enough. Not offered water regularly"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Very old flight"

Cons: "I had been told my checkin bags will be available at final destination but I had to pick them up at Delhi and do the checking in once more which was a lot of hassle with kids"

Pros: "service, food and cleanness"

Pros: "Courteous and friendly staff, on the plane and at the airports. Gave advice and directions when asked. Asked about time for food serving and said anytime you want something, come to the galley."
Cons: "A chorus of crying infants..."

Pros: "everything went smoothly, no delays, boarding was easy and quick"

Pros: "Qatar is a reliable airline."
Cons: "No matter how many times I have traveled with Qatar (5 international flights in the last year); I still do not receive any benefits such a priority boarding or upgrades."

Pros: "Great travel experience. We flew economy. Spacious, good service, comfy, on time."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Onboard crew pleasant and service efficient as always. Seats more comfortable than other airlines but aisles so narrow EVERYONE bumped me going by for 15 hours."
Cons: "Ground crews remain the downfall of this airline. Long line in Doha to re-clear security on international connection FROM USA! Fastidiously weighing and forcing mutiple repacks of carry-on bags even though well under total limit of checked & carry. (Doha agent told me dfferent rules appied for carrry on 2nd plane even though I asked specifically frm original agent who checked me thru to final dest--insisted I check main carry on even though there turned out to be plenty of overhead room on board). Poor coordination of checkin lines, security lanes, and flow of people -- all fixable with a little forethought, engineering, and better utilization of circulation space -- and much clearer communication!"

Cons: "Old plane treating the Africans like poor people of no value .. All other Qatar flights have newer aircrafts"

Pros: "Good, drinks, service and entertainment system."

Cons: "Seats are way uncomfortable and small"

Pros: "Very crowded flight but still had room. Amazing and and easy to use entertainment. Super friendly staff. Comfortable seats. Exactly what I have come to expect from this amazing airline."
Cons: "The food could use some work. It is still better than most other airlines but not as good as most high schools. However, you will not go hungry because they make sure that you stay and hydrated on their flights. I do dislike all the dogs that are allowed in planes. Now flights have babies crying coupled with dogs barking. Takes away from the overall ambiance that Qatar tries so hard to achieve."

Cons: "Cabin was too hot and not enough bathrooms."

Pros: "It was actually on time."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and very attentive."
Cons: "The plan was very hot and made the experience less than desirable."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Great food etc"

Pros: "This was car better than most flights I've been on in the US. Lots of leg room excellent entertainment system good service and customer care."

Pros: "Our meals were luke warm at best while the bread was still semi frozen. Food quality has always been low on Qatar flights but this time was the absolute worst. I fly with Qatar for work everything 4 months and that's solely due to convenience."

Pros: "Food was better than average, blankets were soft and seats were comfortable. Good flight."

Cons: "The Qatar stuff at Nairobi airport was very rude when I tried to ask for their help. She was extremely inpatient and showed us angry face. Totally disappointed and not expected from an airline claimed to be one of the best."

Pros: "The professionalism of the staff"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "very upset about fee i was charged for overweight luggage, and the unclear wording on their sites baggage allowance rules."

Pros: "Staff were friendly, food was good, and the plane was nice."
Cons: "In the bathrooms there was only one type of tissue paper beside the toilet paper. Adding a thicker paper towel like most airlines do would be better so that passengers can clean up any water splashes as soft tissue is not effective for this."

Pros: "Ground Crew was friendly and did adjust my seating."
Cons: "Food quality was average. More choices needed."

Pros: "It was a good flight. I'd give it 4 of 5 stars."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "I liked that it was empty and I could lie down."

Pros: "As the flight would be long (from Japan to Sao Paulo) they had the gentleness of putting us in the best seats well ahead that were available"

Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and helpful, the flight left on time and even arrived early"
Cons: "Seat 10H, the transition from coach to business class could be designed a little better so the service carts don't hit the seat occupant when they move between cabins"

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Amazing crew."
Cons: "I think everything was upto the mark."

Cons: "Passengers were not always putting masks on and for unnecessary reasons"

Cons: "Love it! Next time, I will for sure buy tickets from Kayak"

Pros: "ICE"
Cons: "Attendans have been impatient, nervous"

Cons: "Had a broken seat it didn’t recline...."

Pros: "Overall good experience, could have been better if we had got seats of our choice."
Cons: "If we could have got seats of our choice."

Pros: "Fast Boarding"
Cons: "Better Economy Class Seats"

Cons: "There is nothing to improve. I wish other airlines can learn from them."

Pros: "The comfort, crew and entertainment."
Cons: "The boarding."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "On each of my meals served the food was cold, and was actually ice cold in some places, some of the food served was inedible it was so bad. on a 16 hour flight the crew was mostly absent. Not once did they offer me s glass of water other than the little cups that came with the meal, nor did they come through the cabin to pick up trash. By the end of the flight the waste paper places in the bathrooms were overflowing at least in the bathroom I used."

Pros: "Brilliant service from start to finish"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "If you want upgrade you should bay 2100 USD why it’s a upgrade not new ticket !!"

Cons: "Emirates is the only company that the service is downgrading I use to have free internet being skywards memeber Now internet ia 8 usd for silver memeber Food was not available like mentioned in the carte"

Pros: "Quick boarding. Attentive flight staff. Very quick disembarking."
Cons: "Bathrooms on plane a little messy. But that’s just careless passengers."

Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."

Cons: "cabin crew's service - men far behind women esp.when serving food. Not up to the mark."

Pros: "Nothing ."
Cons: "I started my journey from JFK with Emirates and before booking ticket I checked with customer care representative regarding the baggage allowance and I was told that I am allowed to carry up to 55 inch . I just carried 43 inch tv weighing 19lbs and one check-in baggage weighing 21kgs and they made me pay 175$ saying that tv size is not in allowed limitations. I have also filed complaint but didn’t get any response so far . Last year my husband carried 55 inch with ethihad from same airport JFK and was not charged single penny. so I can say there is no airport restriction as well."

Cons: "Waited at the wrong gate, missed the connecting flight and Had to spend $612.00 to get on another flight . What If I could not afford the ticket ?"

Pros: "We got upgraded to business class--best experience of my life!!!"
Cons: "No one single thing was wrong"

Pros: "Service and food"
Cons: "My husband had his backpack and a carry on when we checked in at JFK. He was not allowed. From Dubai to Manila, we saw a lot of passengers who had two or more carry on’s. The floors at Dubai airport are dirty."

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Crewman friendly service and try to betas much as they can"
Cons: "My tickets say 1 stop in Dubai. However, I had 2 stop going and coming back. I had a stop at Athens For 90 minuets and then Dubai before I reached to my final destination. Also, going my audio was not working for Newark to Athens and Athens to Dubai. However it was working from Dubai to Ahmedabad. Also coming back they give me very hard time for my Camera bag. Somehow it’s free to fly from USA but you have to pay for the weight of camare coming back."

Pros: "I liked that there was live TV available on this flight."
Cons: "I don’t like that there is not and ovo-lacto vegetarian option available to people like me."

Pros: "A380! Overall is good. I liked a bag of accessories including eye mask and socks."
Cons: "In flight food in Arabic style, my brother didn't like much of that styled food. But I'm OK with it. They provided light meal ( "pide" lamb/veggie filled bread or choice of fruit). The veggie pide was a bit weird. But overall, the food was not so bad."

Pros: "Almost everything!"
Cons: "Couldn’t find anything to really complain about other then had to go and ask one of the stewards to get the drink I asked for that hadn’t come."

Pros: "I liked most of the food service. Not breakfast."
Cons: "Cramped seating on 1st flight. High business class fares."

Pros: "Service and crew were excellent!"
Cons: "Movie selection somewhat limited"

Pros: "The Airbus was quiet and comfortable."
Cons: "Layovers in Dubai can often be pretty hefty. Why print a menu? It's a waste of money and paper."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "I can't think of anything."

Pros: "I was upgraded to business class because I am a frequent flyer. Everything about this flight was perfect. I give this 10/10"

Pros: "The air hostesses were really sweet and receptive. They cared a lot."
Cons: "Food could be improved on long-haul flights. I was hungry."

Pros: "Overal very comfortable and good service aboard plane."
Cons: "Sat on plan after boarding for an extended time before takeoff. I think it was a maintenance thing. It happens so no biggie. Table and magazine pocket needed cleaning from prior flights. Made me uneasy from a cleanliness point of view so they took a hit on comfort."

Cons: "Flight was 15 hours long. Vegetarian food is not provided. We were unable to select food options online before boarding."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I like everything"

Pros: "A380 is spacious"
Cons: "my seat (head) was broken"

Pros: "Boarding logistics and flight timing were good. Being on time was a big plus. Personnel demeanour was good."
Cons: "Food (lunch/dinner) served was stale. I, as a vegetarian, had hoped that at least the fruit served would be good, but to the contrary. The touch-screen (Entertainment) didn't work well. This is true of both onward and return journey."

Pros: "Not"
Cons: "Not very enjoyable especially your cabin crew was not courteous"

Pros: "The entire service was amazing from the flight attendants to the food, very amazing!"
Cons: "Everything was awesome!"

Pros: "The comfortable seats, the entertainment system, the food, the attention given by the flight attendants. A great airline!"
Cons: "The length of the flight, but that's unavoidable."

Pros: "Seat comfort Free booze"
Cons: "The fat guy farting in front of me"

Pros: "Crew was nice they're helpful flight was on time. I like it when things go smooth at the airports."
Cons: "Not enough leg room or people's were bumping as they by. Needs elbow room."

Pros: "This is my first flight out of Nairobi (have made 8-10 others) for which the airline boarded using anything other than a division between first & economy classes. Emirates boarded economy passengers using zones (A-F), which was more orderly."

Pros: "The Airbus was very good -as comfortable as possible in Economy."
Cons: "It was a little noisy in our seats (we were next to one of the crew areas). But the biggest gripe was about the way we were treated when queuing. We all expect to have to wait our turn but it's incredibly frustrating when 1) the system isn't fair (eg splitting a queue into two then allowing those behind you to go to the front of a new line) and 2) treating us like second class by drawing a curtain in front of our faces so Business class people don't have to see us when they disembark."

Pros: "Overall it's a good airline. Economy is fairly comfortable, great entertainment options, decent food, and the staff is exceptional."
Cons: "Emirates baggage on board policy is a bit strict compared to most of the other Asian and American flights I've been on. Usually I'm allowed a regular carry-on and a personal item (i.e., a small backpack), but Emirates was very strict on the personal items. Personal items are limited to only Business and First Class passengers. Also, they were extremely strict about the size of my carry-on. As someone who has been on 20+ flights in this year alone, few of them being budget airlines (which are generally very strict), I had no issues whatsoever with the size of my carry-on until I flew with Emirates."

Pros: "Boarding procedure kept changing from flight to flight,keeping one guessing....Food(Asian Vegetarian was so so...served at random...."
Cons: "Luggage came on time."

Cons: "I pre-selected the Asian Veg Meal but they were out and I didn't get any meal because of that."

Pros: "New aircraft"

Pros: "Service, comfort, food, wine, all outstanding."

Cons: "Piece of checked baggage was lost en-route. It took 2 hours to get through customs in the middle of the night because after we had already filled out all information regarding piece of luggage with one baggage counter employee. Japanese Customs refused to let us through due to "unaccompanied baggage" since the piece was lost by the airline and had us go back to another baggage employee who couldn't grasp that we already went through the process and had no clue what to do."

Cons: "Boarding was just a little delayed."

Pros: "The crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "crew at the gate."

Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful."

Cons: "Wider seats,"

Pros: "crew"
Cons: "comfort, leg room, very crowded, overhead space jammed"

Pros: "Even though we flew through turbulances the crew was able to manage their tasks. Plus beautiful stewardess."

Pros: "Swiss is aways good"

Pros: "Food was good. Crew was kind and gracious."
Cons: "Seats were extremely cramped. Once the person in the front reclined their seat it was very difficult to get out of the seat. Also better guidance is needed during boarding. Finally, my hand carry was checked 4 times by 4 different people, which means your staff doesn’t trust their own colleagues."

Cons: "Poor desk service Food at breakfast A joke"

Pros: "The BUD-ZRH flight was on Swissair aircraft, not on Edelweiss or another low cost feeder airline. Over the years, I have flown both options, and while Edelweiss is a fine carrier, Swissair flights are still a cut above. Contributing to the positive experience was the friendly agent at check-in at BUD."

Pros: "On time; smooth boarding process; lights dimmed for a reasonably long time."
Cons: "NO legroom on the Zurich to Dusseldorf flight."

Pros: "I enjoyed the 7 lay over. Took a train to the city (12 minutes ), walked around and shopped, ate and tracked back with the train . A nice stop over"

Pros: "Steward Very pleasant, helpful and accomodating."
Cons: "No information on the flight about how to proceed with our missed conncetions nor anyone to meet in Zurich at gate with information."

Pros: "All good, just perfect and friendly crew. Great aircraft (B777)"

Pros: "Clean airplane and toilets Many entertainment choice No turbulence"
Cons: "3 separate passport control checks Last minute gate number announcement Very long flight 9.5 hours Tight seat room"

Pros: "Paid in advance 45.00 a seat to reserve! Otherwise they assign at Check-in! Still ended up with a standard not premium seats in center. I chose 2 side seats online but plane must have changed. Literally could not move. My travel partner ended up spilling wine on himself primarily due to this and 1/2 size drop down trays. Call button brought no help , had to get up and go retrieve steward in back myself!"
Cons: "Comfortability , mediocre service."

Pros: "11min for airplane docking and going through passport control . I have travelled the world but never seen a more efficient way than at Zurich airport.kudos."

Cons: "Boarding terrible just one mass confusion, Flight was one hr.late as of today I am still missing my 4 pcs of luggage."

Pros: "Courteous Staff Excellent Service and enough concern for the guests."

Pros: "Pretty much on time even with snow conditions!"
Cons: "Coffee was pretty much cold."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was excellent. They were very efficient and went about their duties without disturbing the passengers."

Pros: "Crew was good. Very polite. The plane was old. No place to charge your phone. The in flight screen required the use of a remote which was inconvenient when having to wake up my neighbor to pull it out of the armrest. Food wasn’t great. Skipped the last meal service. It was like flying 20 years ago. Not bad, but not as good as it could be nowadays."

Pros: "Friendly Staff"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "Large person next to me spilled over into my seat. Large people should sit with folks like themselves"

Pros: "on time and got us there on time."
Cons: "untrained staff waking people up no flexibility with ordering GF dinner late"

Pros: "Great service and friendly staff! Also great food!"
Cons: "There's nothing I didn't like :)"

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "The business class seats were just like the economy class, not wider or extra space, only an empty seat in between, not worth the money. The first flight from Cairo to Zürich, no meal or snack was offered. Very disappointed in Swiss business class"

Pros: "Flight crew were courteous and efficient."

Pros: "Food was good. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "One of our seat back entertainment units did not work. The attendants tried to reset it twice, but it did not help."

Cons: "Lost luggage"

Cons: "Bathroom not clean"

Pros: "very professional crew, clean cabin, interesting choice of documentaries"
Cons: "it would have been nice to see a hostess walk through with water every hour, of so why is there no world news in your tv selection?"

Pros: "This time I was really happy with almost everything. All crew members were nice and friendly. The food was tasty and plenty. The craft was clean and specious On line check easy and smooth. I paid my extra luggage online too for cheaper then in airport"
Cons: "My tv didn't work at the beginning but after the crew member reset it everything was perfect Thank you Swiss! ❤️❤️"

Cons: "We had almost 8 hours delay"

Cons: "No priority boarding with my baby,had to complain that a lot of other passengers were going by us(while I was waiting with my baby asleep in her stroller and me being pregnant) so that the crew would let us go through to get in"

Cons: "No Wi-Fi on board."

Pros: "Not anything to rave about. The in-flight entertainment was bland - fortunately the flight was only 2 hours. There were various TV screens that could be seen, but no way to listen. In this case it wasn't a loss because I noticed that they were showing cartoons, even though there were no children on board. The snack was a simple sandwich, a little smaller than the size of a hotdog bun. Supposedly it was an artesian Swiss sandwich, but I think they could have done better. Overall, I'm happy with Swiss Air, and would definitely fly with them again."

Cons: "Too narrow seats."

Pros: "Crew, food...."
Cons: "As I said before..."

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

Pros: "the punctualty"
Cons: "little space betwwen the rows, bad food no entertainment and a very unfreindly crew"

Pros: "The crew members were polite and efficient."
Cons: "There was no climate control. Our rows were freezing cold. People were wearing coats and blankets. Four or five rows up it was warm. My husband asked for more heat and the stewardess said she would turn it up, but nothing happened. Cold air blew out of the ceiling vents for the entire flight. When we reached our gate, we then waited in a long line to have our passports and boarding passes checked again. There were several Swissair crew members, but only one person to check all of the paperwork for economy. Then another long line to show our boarding passes again, while the business class entrance remained unused. Swissair needs someone to manage this better."

Cons: "Never happened because I was rerouted through Istanbul. And for anyone checking Istanbul is 3 hours in the wrong direction to my ultimate destination."

Pros: "the entertainment system was perfect, there were lots of movies and shows to entertain you, including newly release films. there were games and music also availble. the seating was comfortable we had blankets and pillows. The beverage service great and the food was good to. although there could have been better options in terms of the dessert ( ice cream taht was provided)"
Cons: "the boarding was poor, we waited in line to board and they did not announce to us that we need to have our ticket stamped before we got to the door, as a result we were sent out of line once the ticket was stamped we had to rejoin the line from the back. When i got through they then said something was wrong with my ticket in which they took it and I was pulled out of the line. they should try to the ticket check and the boarding line at the same time"

Pros: "The food"

Pros: "Only the crew was good"
Cons: "Ridiculous entertainment system - was impossible to watch a movie."

Pros: "Everything was great.... The food , crew was fantastic , nice friendly stuff ! Very happy with the flights"
Cons: "Well not really! I can only say negative things is the seats but is not Swiss is all airlines !!! Zero space for your legs"

Pros: "smooth, professional, comfortable"

Pros: "Food, entertainment, attentive staff"
Cons: "plane was delayed"

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: "Everything was great ❣️"
Cons: "✨Nothing ✨"

Pros: "Nice entertainment on this flight, modern movies and TV programs. The food was good, more than enough to fill you up on a 4.5 hr flight."
Cons: "The business class configuration on the 777s operates on this flight is not worth the extra price paid. I found that the level of recline (120 degrees) made my back ache and it just wasn’t comfortable. I’ve flown this flight several times now and this is an issue for me. I’d like to arrive refreshed"

Cons: "The flight attendant actually worked very hard. But I don’t think they have enough people working in the economy. I asked for a cup of coffee twice from 2 different flight attendant. Never got it"

Cons: "Docking at an air bridge rather than taking a bus"

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 helpful but 1 crew forgot my dinner drink which was a hot tea drink."
Cons: "Maybe write down who ordered drinks while serving dinner tray.. if there were turbulence the crew can go back to that list then setve it when seat belt sign is off."

Pros: "Friendly crew. Nice plane."
Cons: "Can’t think of any complaints."

Cons: "flight delayed as usual"

Pros: "The flight attendants were kind and attentive and professional. I enjoyed being able to watch movies of my choice. Great selection of entertainment available. Food was good and the Hagen Daze ice cream was a great surprise!"
Cons: "I’m thin but 177cm tall (long legs) so the seats were wide but leg room was uncomfortable for me. Also, the posture of the seats are not good for spinal or neck alignment so, again not comfortable. No support for the lower back and very limited reclinablity."

Cons: "The flight crew was courteous and very accommodating"

Pros: "Delayed. Late notification of delay. No text notification of delay."

Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nothing"

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

Cons: "Delayed without notice."

Pros: "The overall service is great for the airfare price I paid. Can’t complaint! That being said, I would definitely use Cathay Pacific again in the future for this price range."
Cons: "The smaller plane (and thus smaller seat) in the 2nd leg of 3+ hour flight. Food is OK, but I can’t complain for the price I paid."

Pros: "Attentive attendants made the process much easier/ great flight"

Cons: "Seat recline marginally more than in economy, but 2x+ the price. Boarding process for PE abysmal. Food - slapped on a tray."

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 took the economy premium class. It was great. Seats very comfortable. Dinner was great."
Cons: "Breakfast - the omelette was not done, but other than that if was good. The dim-sam was good."

Cons: "Original itinerary was not followed. Flight from manila to hongkong was late. We arrived hongkong and was informed that our flight has been rebooked even though we can see that the plane was still there and staffs are still at the gate. We were transferred to a layover flight from HongKong to Aussie then Aussie to Auckland instead of going straight. Seats was set far apart with no competitions at all. Sorry is not enough for this big hassle."

Cons: "Worst flight experience ever-"

Cons: "couldnt find anything to complain about"

Cons: "Flight was absolutely packed"

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."

Cons: "Very good"

Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "No leg room"

Pros: "...except the plane was dirty (dirt all over the ceiling above me, long black hairs on the pillow they gave me) and one of the stewardesses had a bad attitude with me. Otherwise it was great."
Cons: "Plane not clean"

Pros: "Cathy service"
Cons: "Amazing"

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: "Comfortable seats, clean toilets, great service"
Cons: "Entertainment system is a little bit outdated. Not as good as was on the other flight where you can search for movies by keyword."

Pros: "Good service"

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

Cons: "The first flight to Hongkong was delayed for 1 hour, so the connecting flight to London was change to a flight 10 hours later. Then that 2nd rescheduled connecting flight moved 10 hours later was AGAIN delayed!!! Wasted 1 day that would have been spent nicely in London. What a way to ruin our London vacation by Cathay Pacific."

Pros: "Overall service excellent."
Cons: "The gap time between the connecting flight is short u have to pass the security and after that a long walk going to the gate of the next flight other than that it's excellent. My concern is if the passenger has a health problem he/she going to have a shortness of breath. The crew/staff who assist me excellent."

Pros: "the staff very friendly and helpfull and always there to answer questions they handle some nasty lady in front of us very politely and settle the situation"
Cons: "the seats to close and tigh feel like sardines in a can"

Pros: "Nice flight great service"
Cons: "I like everything"

Pros: "Entertainment Nice crew from Japan"
Cons: "Crew is not heart felt welcome the guest at all, changing face when ask for a blanket or other customers' request. Take long time for baggage check-in even we did for online check-in."

Cons: "little chaotic boarding. Horrible vegetarian food."

Pros: "All the air crew members were very friendly and helpful. They know how to treat kids well. My kids are vegetarians. The crew went an extra mile to find out which meal could kids eat as veg food. Well done! By making my kids journey a memorable 1, they made my journey very comfortable and memorable too."
Cons: "Ground staff at HK before leading to the counter, needs more focus in terms of understanding passenger requirements and addressing accordingly."

Pros: "Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "First and international flight - the seats are cramped, the meals are extremely 'blan' and the entertainment selection was not very good."

Pros: "amazing they offer a meal!"
Cons: "as it was a red eye flight it would've been great if there were more seats open so one could sleep. the leg room is pretty small even for a not-tall person (5'4")"

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "More water should be offered throughout the flight"

Pros: "Great service, very polite and concerned with the passenger's well being."
Cons: "Nothing needed to be changed. It was a good flight and I had a good experience."

Pros: "All around great value. Good food, nice staff, cabin pressure is better because the plane was newer."

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

Pros: "It was disappointing . Crew was good."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working. Food was below standard. Boarding was also late."

Pros: "Good service. Flight attendants are nice, food is not bad. Seats are not bad for economy."

Pros: "The flight attendants were nice but that's the only thing I can say that was good about our flight."
Cons: "There was literally a "crazy man" on our flight. The flight attendants were having a hard time controlling him. He was climbing over seats, yelling at people, etc. My husband is a US Marshall, he finally got up and identified himself with his badge to the flight attendants and asked if they would like him to assist. He helped try and talk the crazy man down. So basically my husband was on guard for the whole flight, we couldn't sleep at all as he was watching and helping with the lunatic on the plane. When we landed, the police escorted the man off the flight and the head attendant said he would be placed on Cathay's "no fly list" I feel that Cathay should reimburse us for part of the flight due to the severity of the situation and the fact that my husband assisted the staff when he didn't have too! Again, not a way to spend your honeymoon flight having your husband have to work and not be able to relax and enjoy our time together."

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