Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kolkata to Minnesota
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Food and crew was good"
Cons: "An adults only section would be great as there were a lot of screaming children on board, also seats were a bit on the small side"
Pros: "Emirates is a top airline for comfort and extras. Even on short flights customers are treated well."
Cons: "No suggestions"
Pros: "Helpful crew. Clean toilets."
Cons: "Overhead racks, so very difficult to close, always you need help. May a design fault."
Cons: "The food, leg space, the drink, and more hospitality, specially towards the aged people like us."
Cons: "Emirates has great service and food. Highly recommend if you can handle a Dubai layover"
Pros: "Since not enough room in "What could have been better". For as long as my second flight was, from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal!!! Way to narrow, especially if sitting next to a large person. Not nearly enough distance to seat in front of you, can't even bend over to reach some-"
Cons: "thing on the floor. The seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get shuteye. It would have been really nice to have a footrest of some type, even busses have those! I am a small person, 5'1'' and 110 lb. Consider not having such a huge gap between 1st class and economy. Way over crowded."
Cons: "food was average"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "The food choice"
Pros: "Fast and easy"
Pros: "Everything about it"
Pros: "For other people it seemed to work."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable Service was not good"
Cons: "Noise at the back of business Entertainment system did not work properly"
Pros: "On time, chose the raw meal which was excellent."
Pros: "Outstanding and very helpful service"
Pros: "Entertainment. Free 2 Hours wifi acccess"
Cons: "Was late to depart. Having to take the bus to the airport terminal."
Pros: "The only good thing was the entertainment"
Pros: "Business class was excellent overall."
Pros: "Crew were friendly Entertainment was good"
Cons: "My meal was awful the only option for me was raw vegetables in order to have vegetarian and gluten free... It was carrot, cucumber and celery sticks and some fruit. I had the same meal twice it was very sad meal for 17.5 hrs with no snacks offered either. My partner and another man were forgotten as the meal rounds were being done. The crew seemed a little disorganised. The adverts on the entertainment were annoying."
Pros: "Emirates is the best Airline"
Cons: "Upon arrival at the final destination, I couldn’t find one of my 2 checked baggages, asked the emirates ground staff and i was told that they were unable to track the bag and not sure if it was loaded on to the aircraft at the origin airport or lost in transit. Lost my wedding suite and fiancé ‘s wedding gown and plenty other wedding things."
Pros: "My third time with Emirates. This time on an Airbus A380 from Prague to Dubai. Simply put, wow! Everything about this aircraft and flight was outstanding, from the aircraft itself, to the crew to the in flight service and the comfort of the seat,"
Cons: "Can't think of anything. Really."
Pros: "Internet in boeing 777"
Cons: "Internet in airbus 380"
Pros: "The overall experience was good."
Cons: "The non-veg food option was limited to a prawn dish only which may not be a good option for all. Should have a chicken or goat meat alternative."
Pros: "Everything! The plane is the size of a bldg lol! Economy seats were really comfortable, lucked up & sat in an exit row. They feed you, give you plenty to drink in economy! Out flight attendants were superb, especially Vidhi! She was a total sweetheart!"
Cons: "The entertainment gadget was a little loose but it was still usuable & viewable although it would slide down a little."
Pros: "Food, staff, seats, quality and feel of cabin"
Cons: "The cabin is heavily perfumed. I coughed most of the flight from the various scents. You could tone it down a bit."
Pros: "Service and crew were excellent!"
Cons: "Movie selection somewhat limited"
Pros: "Loved to watch a movie and get wonderful service"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "Overall very good"
Pros: "Attentive flight crew and spacious interior"
Cons: "Food food and food"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Staff wasn't the friendliest. Waiting times on Dubai airport is way too long, the airport staff was rude, and not helpful at all. Unwilling to speak English. Can learn a lot from KLM. This was my first time flying with Emirates, will be the last."
Cons: "Delayed flight, loading after 40 minutes"
Cons: "The boarding was chaotic. The public address at the gate was not clear and everyone seemed to line up randomly."
Pros: "more leg room compare with other carriers, a variety of meals to choose from for special needed people (need to pre book online)"
Cons: "can't find anything to complain with"
Pros: "As expected"
Pros: "I like the legroom on Emirates."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Pros: "I was okay till got to sit on their tight sits for 15 hours they could have done better. After 15 hours flight no one cared enough to guide us to rest place, because the next flight was not to the next day, was hoping to let us stay on the hotel. This was a disaster planning by the airline."
Cons: "I would prefer to have slightly wider seats in economy for such a long flight they are a little cramped"
Pros: "The crew, overall were very alloof and disengaged. Rarely did we hear "your welcome" after saying thank you. We were made to feel as if we were interrupting their real work."
Cons: "The crew needs to remember that how consumers feel is almost as important as price. There are other choices that for air travel. It's costs nothing to smile, or to say your welcome."
Pros: "Crew couldn't have been friendlier!"
Pros: "I like the ice from emirates"
Cons: "Crew members service"
Pros: "The crew and leg room"
Cons: "Food was very spicy and oily. My 3 year old three up after consuming the fried rice. Boarding was veru chaotic."
Pros: "Crew behavior, boarding, entertainment channels,food,comfort"
Cons: "Boarding was 'mediocre' due to the air crash earlier in the day, led to a gate change and various chaos. Great staff through, so not really so bad and totally understandable...."
Cons: "They have been a nightmare to deal with and outright unethical. I do not plan to use Kayak any more due to this situation"
Pros: "Service was great."
Cons: "Food was bland though it was Bengali cuisine from Kolkata one would expect a little more taste."
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "There wasn’t much for social distancing. Was kind of disappointed."
Pros: "Crew nice. Had the row to myself so room to stretch out and made me feel safer from others germs"
Cons: "Transfer from international (T5) to T1 at O'Hare is very unpleasant..Generally O'Hare is a terrible airport."
Cons: "Out plane showed up late due to weather - understandable. We didn't have anyone to pilot the plane for over 5 hours - unacceptable. I was due to be home by 8PM CT on Sunday; didn't get home until 4AM Monday. Very poor job by United."
Pros: "Smooth landing!"
Cons: "Late 30”"
Pros: "Everything but the temperature"
Cons: "Too cold on plane. It's better than too hot, but it seemed like it was all or nothing."
Cons: "1 hour late"
Pros: "Better comfortable seats. And snack options"
Pros: "Still made it home on schedule."
Cons: "Delays. Original schedule from SFO to MSP was changed without alternatives."
Cons: "It was delayed due to my earlier trip but united tried to get me a connection which was atleaogood. The overall trip was 24 hours and due to all these delays my trip took 31 hours."
Pros: "Temp was comfortable, not freezing cold like on other flights I experienced"
Cons: "Still sitting anothee 6 hours until departure"
Cons: "The delay!!"
Pros: "Was clean and nice"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "The next time I'm going to drive to Chicago to save $500.00 or more on my trip to South America or use a different airline."
Pros: "Snack, mints"
Pros: "Everything went well, landed early, crew were helpful. Could ask for better."
Cons: "Nothing to say here."
Cons: "Many delays I can't believe you're making people pay now $25 to check Carry on bags. That makes me want to use Delta every single time"
Cons: "That no one told me about the mandatory $25 luggage fee even for a carry-on bag. Very dissatisfied."
Cons: "We were three hours late due to poor planning"
Pros: "I got some unexpected exercise running to three different gates that turned out to be wrong yet UAL sent the entire plane to each gate only to send us back to the initial gate."
Cons: "Apparent lack of planning and coordination on part of UAL when confronted with mechanical problem in initial plane."
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "Email alerts, day before check in, efficient and friendly boarding experience."
Cons: "Tight seating, sat next to bathrooms."
Pros: "Friendly crew, easy, quick boarding. I had gate checked my bag. Upon arrival, it wasn't brought up with the others. A ground crewman said he would find it. After a few minutes he returned with my bag, thanked him profusely, he saved the day for United"
Cons: "I am tall and don't fit the curvature of the seatback plus the padding of the seat pan was too hard"
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Will never fly united again."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Rock hard seats"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "The crew was very considerate and nice to all passengers."
Cons: "It took forever to board and people had to move because the plane was unbalanced. That shouldn't happen in 2016."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and quickly, (e.g. check in, baggage, seat and storage) Staff were helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Was given a couple of blankets that I asked for. Everyone was very professional. Very accommodating."
Pros: "How a passenger emergency was handled. We were kept very well informed"
Cons: "I didn't get what I paid for and the person next to me got more than they paid for. I expect a refund."
Pros: "The landing was not good as we had turbulance. Other than that, everything was good."
Pros: "Staff was very pleasant"
Cons: "We booked together, but did not get seated together. What is up with that???"
Pros: "Economy plus was worth the extra $25."
Cons: "seat size is getting pretty small give us passengers a break here! we're not cattle n deserve a little room-especiall when Airlines are making record profits!!!"
Cons: "No wifi. No movie."
Pros: "Newer plane. Very nice staff"
Cons: "Floor around seat was dirty. Lot of exaggerated braking. Suggested a new pilot perhaps?"
Pros: "The boarding process was on time."
Pros: "Boarding and deplaining went smoothly"
Cons: "Rear seats didn't recline and we're not as comfortable as other passengers"
Cons: "Had to change plans because the septic line wasn't taken care of so the lines were frozen. The plane wasn't warmed up for us to board. We were told to exit the plane and go to another terminal but never explaned to take the shuttle . I took the Tran and had to go back through security and almost missed the plane. I was the last person to board. This was my 1st time traveling to that airport. No way to know that the Tran would require me to pass through security checkpoint again. Get better communication with people. The lady at the desk was just saying go to terminal A! They should have had a person directing all of us to go to the shuttle and bussed us to the terminal."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "3 seperate broken or missing parts on planes? How could I be comfortable with United moving forward? I've never had that problem on any other airlines."
Cons: "We landed in Msp and waited 1 hour for our hate it was horrible!!"
Pros: "Flying with a guitar has never been so easy. Thanks United for being musician-friendly!"
Airlines flying from Kolkata to Minnesota have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kolkata to Minnesota
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kolkata to Minnesota
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kolkata to Minnesota
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kolkata to Minnesota
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