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Average price round-trip

$1,213(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$1,010or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Louisville Standiford Field to Istanbul

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,971 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Yeah everything was good flight timing was very accurate I loved their service"
Cons: "Hotel or a waiting area should be arranged in case of flight delay"

Pros: "The crew really cares about their passengers"

Pros: "The crew was v good"
Cons: "The seats and boarding staff"

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Food wasn't that great."

Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."

Cons: "Boarding, restroom,"

Pros: "Everything was GREAT!"

Pros: "Excellent-18 hour flight but Qatar really looks after you. Crew amazing and food is pretty good."

Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time. Children aboard did not cry !uch."

Pros: "Long flight, not so full, yet the crew was busy. Some green/trainee types waking us up to bring seat forward while serving meal to passengers on the rear row !! One said we dont serve wine with lunch - really! She did bring the wine 30 minutes later. But they were nice overall. Kept it clean. A+."
Cons: "Nice if they offered/served drinks before meals"

Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK is very bad. They do not know the meaning of priority. Food from JFK to Doha pretty bad."

Pros: "much better than average food"
Cons: "shorter length flight but maybe little can be done,"

Pros: "Seats are great!"
Cons: "The food options were not that good this time."

Pros: "Amazing crew, new planes"
Cons: "Food can be adjusted to the cuisine of the destination."

Pros: "On line flight experience"
Cons: "The food has to improve especially they have to provide fresh food"

Pros: "The entertainment was reasonable, I enjoyed the festive choices."
Cons: "Screaming babies, obese people sat next to me, water rationing, not a pleasant experience. Arrived sleep deprived and dehydrated. I have much better experiencs on a visit to Australia - this was my third time this year!"

Cons: "Took long time to provide food & water."

Pros: "The facilitated transfer in Doha within twenty minutes"
Cons: "The repetition of vegetarian food menu"

Cons: "Zero customer service, absolute waste of money,. I should have read reviews before using your services"

Pros: "In time ,food"

Pros: "I loved the service. All of the attendants were really nice and helpful."
Cons: "My tv on both 12 hr and 8 hr flights didn’t work well and the food wasn’t the best. Also they ran out of food options when they got to me twice."

Pros: "Older plane Older entertainment system"
Cons: "Older plane Older entertainment system"

Pros: "Punctual,taxied in time,generally food was good, landed twenty before time. There was head wind otherwise it would have landed earlier. Additional toilet may be considered. Thank"
Cons: "Additional toilet may be considered"

Cons: "Wrost app I don’t advise any one use it cause"

Cons: "Internet kept cutting off despite me paying."

Pros: "Qatar airways is the best airlines and they serve you like a 5 stars hotel"
Cons: "The problem is when they linked a flights frome other airlines companies. Under ( one world ) On this flight the were linked with sirlankian airlines The flight was full and a lot of older asian on flight they don’t respect people and speak loudly The smell was not good enough"

Pros: "the attention in general for me was excellent."
Cons: "may be the fact that it was the same kind of food in both of the flights I had, is not that it was bad just in my opinion they should have more option, especially for south american people, thank you"

Cons: "Good service"

Cons: "The website is not easy to navigate."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "They printed all 3 of my boarding passes for my connecting flights when I first checked in, made me worry about less"

Pros: "Stewards were great"
Cons: "No complaints for this leg of the journey. Entertainment options were mediocre as all legs of my journey had the identical offerings and i pretty much watched all of it in my round trip almost 48 hours of total on plane time."

Pros: "Quality food and hospitality"

Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"

Pros: "Boarding was very ease and helpful for my family while I was traveling with kids I appreciate that fact that customer service at boarding was reached out to my wife to help and make us feel great thru the process thanks"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "The boarding process was strange, with one guy directing several different zones to stand in line, people not cooperating and just overrall not very organized."

Pros: "Very very clean plane."
Cons: "Movie selection could be improved. Second meal had no vegan option."

Pros: "Service of air stewards very friendly and polite"
Cons: "This goes for Qatarfigjta from harare to Doha and Doha to Washington DC and back. I am not going to give individual report on each one. Food - my daughter could barely eat anything and the vegetarian meals were stone cold most of time. It was hard to eat at Qatar airport because not only is the food terrible (Burger King and bad Asian food) but outrageously expensive. Our media system did not work for one leg. ** way to many ads on your media system. Every time you watch a new TV episode, you have to sit through 5-6 ads for stuff that is not interesting and the same each time. ** plane info on media system keeps reverting to Arabic even when English is indicated as preferred la gauge. We had to place our iPads in checked luggage for flights from harare to USA as we went through Qatar. *** I asked for quiet seats and was given seats near kitchen and toilet even though I booked in hours in advance. One leg had my ten year old daughter and I in different rows even though I checked in 4-5 hours in advance Of flight . ** staff moved my hand luggage without my permission and without informing me - it was stressful trying to find it."

Pros: "Really helpful i was the first one out from airport because i was assigned wheelchair."
Cons: "Everything was all set. Only shortcoming was No free wifi"

Cons: "Requested Asian vegetarian mean but available was non vegetarian. Led screen did not working."

Cons: "Two meals served. Too many chicken options, so alternates quickly ran out. Also first drinks were served 3.5 hours after boarding gate opened. No drink options at boarding gate."

Pros: "The food was the best airline food out there. Also, the regular economy seats recline more than other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic. There was. O system to the boarding and it made for a lot of pushing to get in line."

Pros: "Crews behavior was amazing"
Cons: "Menu/food Less choice"

Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Catering not up-to the standard. Ran out of food. Seats too congested"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was nothing to like. Considering my travel experience with Qatar & middle eastern airlines they've gone worst. The aircrafts need to be upgraded especially on long flights. Food was horrible and so was the entertainment. Would not recommend or fly Qatar again."

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "I didn't appreciate the fact that Qatar opened so late at the Abu Dhabi airport, nor did I appreciate that the woman who printed out my boarding pass royally screwed up and printed gate 8 , when in fact it was gate 3. That was total BS. Supposing I missed my flight due to her negligence ??"

Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."

Pros: "Food and drink options. Courteous."
Cons: "Smells from others"

Pros: "Flight was very good"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Cancun airport terrible. Take off line was 20 planes deep on run way. Horrible experience"

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The snacks and water were great. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Crew was very welcoming and nice"
Cons: "There was a lot of empty space on the plane I wish they would’ve spaced passengers out evenly."

Pros: "Very nice plane"

Pros: "The food was exceptional! I’d order it again at a restaurant if I could!"
Cons: "Still normal awkward/tight economy seat. It’s to be expected but the coat hook and free slippers make it better than a lot of other airlines."

Cons: "Seats are tight"

Pros: "We were in coach and the crew made us feel like it was business class!"

Cons: "Needed assistance for limited mobility to make connections at ATL was not provided. Caused us to miss connections and had two falls trying to get around. Air France was terrible. Very limited food and beverage service left us hungry and thirsty on 7 to 10 hour flights."

Pros: "48 hours travel from Europe Thanks to sucky Delta airlines that are absolutely the most horrible company Never ever again"

Pros: "Delta crews are very friendly and helpful. Seats are 'good' on the E175 plane - better than the cramped CRJ200 on some other short flights. We boarded early, left a little early and arrived early. Nothing to complain about, except maybe a crying baby behind me, but that's not Delta's fault. :)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Better customer service. Your employees should be te-trained and reminded they are in a service industry where your clients have other options to fly."

Cons: "We actually skipped this flight because the layover in Minneapolis was a full 5 hours, and it saved us time to have a relative pick us up and drive to Rochester, so we forfeited the price of the tickets."

Pros: "The overall experience on the flight was quite pleasing. The flight crew created a warm atmosphere on what was a very cold morning. Seating was not the most comfortable but the wasn't unbearable."
Cons: "Delta should have a better food menu for those early flights unless the motive is to encourage everyone to eat an organic and wholesome meal prior to boarding, something we all should be doing."

Pros: "Crew was great seats comfortable but quite near back my connecting flight I had to get my seat when I got to the airport I was second from the back but close to washrooms"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on second flight but I didn’t use it anyway On second flight washroom was not very good my scarfe dropped on the floor and was wet and yuckie"

Pros: "Everythg was perfect"
Cons: "Have some headset so people can watch movies in the plane"

Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Couldn’t hear/understand the pilot"

Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "I am 6' 1" tall and weigh 220, so not out of the ordinary and I felt like I was stuffed into a sardine can."

Pros: "That I arrived safe."
Cons: "My seat didnt recline my back was in a lot of pain so was my neck. After getting to L.A at 9:52 a.m didn’t get out of the plane till 11:05 then the baggage claim was noted on carousel 2 when in fact it was carousel 3 when I asked a worker she said “I dont know ma’am” waved me off and kept walking. Terrible."

Pros: "Departed on time. Very courteous crew."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "I didn’t have anything negative to report regarding this flight."

Pros: "No issues"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Flight got delayed, luggage was sent before i boarded the plane. Terrible service of Delta. Never again using Delta or going to Atlanta. Wasted two days already from my vacation..."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, flight ran on time."
Cons: "Can you make the seats any smaller? Cabin space is tight and for people who suffer from claustrophobia it makes it difficult traveling. More cabin space with raising the fares would be great!"

Pros: "Nothing really getting home"
Cons: "Freezing whole flight Coffee was warm not hot Lady in front of me never charged for her drink (beer)"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "No upgrade"

Cons: "Officiant"

Cons: "The connecting flight from Atlanta to NY was rescheduled for an hour and fifteen minutes later, boarding for the delayed flight started late, closed doors were another 20 minutes late, spend another hour or so waiting for confirmations, during which no AC is on because of a malfunction on the plane with the electricity unit. Due to rough air conditions, no in-flight service, or very limited one - and all of those are fine by me, and not the airlines' fault at all. But then, during all these unexpected conditions, I can't even use the in flight entertainment system as i use Bluetooth earphones, and to get earphones I have to buy them for 2$. To earn excellent service, inspite of all the delays, AC malfunction and unpleasantness all you had to do was give those 2$ earphones for free. I have another flight with SkyTeam coming up and I do hope it won't be as unpleasant as it is a much longer flight."

Pros: "Snacks"

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "The hand-me-down Southwest boarding group gates. The automated ticket readers. The whole de-personalization."

Pros: "Everything in 1 class"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "They had available seats on an earlier flight and I was able to get home super quick! My checked bag also made it which was great!"

Pros: "Prior military was offered to preboard and it was a very comfortable flight"

Cons: "The bulkhead sears had no electrical outlet"

Pros: "Nothing Special"

Cons: "."

Pros: "We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!"
Cons: "window seat in back didn't have window"

Pros: "It was whatever"

Pros: "The most humorous and professional flight attendants that I can remember on any flight. The ladies were friendly and efficient, but th male attendants were the same, but quite humorous! And at ten o'clock at night, after a long day, that made the flight relaxing and "fun.""
Cons: "Nothing, great ride!"

Pros: "Smooth flight."

Pros: "Very friendly staff and the onboard meals were surprisingly good. Korean Air may quite possibly be my favorite airline."

Pros: "Plenty of entertainment options Frequent meals and snacks Attentive service from flight crew"
Cons: "Boarding process was slower than anticipated One of our bags did not make it"

Pros: "I will know more on my flight back to my destination!"

Pros: "The flight attendant. Lovely and professional."

Pros: "I got a seat in the exit row with lots of leg room. The entertainment that I didn't use offered a great selection with very recent movies, etc."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to take a bus to my terminal. I didn't like the fact that my gate was changed more than five times. I didn't like that my flight time was changed more than 15 times with no reason why until boarding time. I didn't like the fact that I did not get a seat assignment until boarding the plane. I didn't like the fact that they couldn't manage to scramble another plane and crew, but instead forced us to wait over four hours for one that was stuck somewhere else in the country."

Pros: "Nice crew, good entertainment"
Cons: ""Upgraded" from an aisle seat to middle seat between two heavy people, very uncomfortable even in comfort plus."

Pros: "The plan had Wi-Fi and free movies. Plugs for the phones"
Cons: "Crowded"

Cons: "Flight was completely full and I was seated next to someone who required TWO seat belt extenders! I was so uncomfortable, they were sitting on top of me, couldn't even put down the arm rest. The flight attendant said there was nothing they could do."

Pros: "New and improved food options!"
Cons: "Boarding took more time than usual. They were able to accommodate less carry on baggage."

Pros: "i liked the entertainment, the crew were very helpful, the flight took off approximately on time.when"
Cons: "when we experienced turblance about two hours into the flight."

Pros: "I paid for seats"
Cons: "Sure many"

Pros: "Friendly, quick and efficient crew! Great food too!! My favorite part when in Houston, Texas my starting point, was that I never had to do the self check in, y’all actually had “real” people going the job!!"
Cons: "Boarding in order, by the seat numbers. That’s the only thing y’all can improve on. It was my first time booking with Lufthansa, and I will definitely book with y’all again."

Pros: "Nice to have room to spread out. Amazing that a staffer in Greece managed to quickly rebook us on a different flight due to delays and the fear of missing our connection! The best!"
Cons: "Food wasn’t great. The movie system or user interface was clunky - nice variety of films but hard to find them and choose them."

Pros: "the crew was great; super well prepared ladies with professional behavior. my compliments. also the snack was excellent and finally no junky food but a healthier offer. bravissimi!!!"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Staging at the gate was chaotic and disorganized. The passengers formed a big mob since there were no instructions for where to form lines for an organized boarding. Passengers could not hear boarding instructions from the front desk."

Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "The airplane arrived over 45 minutes late."

Pros: "Flight left and arrived on-time. Flight attendents were pleasant and helpful. Food portions and choices were good, and Lufthansa is always generous with drinks. Good value for money on Lufthansa."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic, as clear instructions were not given about which group was boarding when and where to line up. Also Lufthansa did not do a good job managing carry-on bags, so that it took way too long to load people and many bags were left over once overhead bins were full. Seating area is cramped in economy."

Cons: "Food could be improved."

Pros: "smooth as silk flight, beautiful clean comfy airplane. Roomy seats. great entertainment system. Excellent friendly staff. Pretty darn good food. Excellent value."
Cons: "having to come back from vacation!!"

Pros: "the crew were very good"
Cons: "sitting all the way back of the plane next to fat lady sorry"

Pros: "The flight was OK and I had a good seat. The service was fine."
Cons: "Connecting time were bad, airports horrible, no information, customs bad with no respect for travelers. I had to run to catch all my flights! Bad experience."

Pros: "The service was impeccable"
Cons: "It was a bit warm"

Pros: "Welcoming from the crew"
Cons: "Take off was very scared"

Pros: "Bad"
Cons: "Because the one came in from London Got Delay And I miss my flight"

Pros: "Overall good experience just smaller plane so seating not as comfy as on larger planes and quality of food typical airline food. All staff were helpful and courteous and flight smooth and easy"

Pros: "In this day of continuous service cutbacks Lufthansa has managed to keep amenities that make long flights bearable. The boarding was early and efficient. Meals were decent and plentiful. Hot hand wipes were provided. Hundreds of video entertainment options and fairly friendly English speaking flight attendants. I recommend paying the small upcharge to choose seats with extra legroom. totally worth it on the long haul"
Cons: "Be there early. They board early"

Pros: "I arrived at my destination completely unstressed."
Cons: "Security checks, but this is unavoidable"

Pros: "Great aircraft"
Cons: "Waiting for arrival gate"

Cons: "Waited an hour after boarding in the plane."

Pros: "The price was fair and updated information on flights were sent to my phone."

Cons: "My bag did not make the connection. Had to make a claim and was told it would be on the next flight arriving at 12:30 PM. I did not receive it until 10:00 PM at our lodging."

Pros: "No delay and the landing is smooth"

Pros: "Crew were marvelous. Thank you."
Cons: "Nothing. All was good."

Cons: "Boarding seamed inefficient. Loaded handicap onto separate vehicle in middle of us boarding, so it stopped our process. My seat didn't recline even though it had a button. No in flight entertainment?! At all... Got a crappy breakfast omelet that i didn't want to put in my stomach."

Pros: "Courtesy"

Cons: "It seemed llike the boarding was rushed and a bit hectic."

Pros: "Hasn't happened. Still waiting."

Pros: "The positive attitude of the crew members. Even though flight long they continued to smile. Very smooth flying and plane on time. Free drinks including alcohol."
Cons: "Cramped conditions."

Pros: "The staff was helpful and courteous"

Cons: "Everything was OK"

Cons: "Boarding mix up, which was completely Lufthansa's responsibility, delayed my flight to Istanbul for one hour which caused my missing my connection with another airline. This in turn cost me the original flight and a new ticket purchase of at an exorbent price."

Pros: "It was all great!"

Cons: "great and easy"

Pros: "Again lufthansa crew one of the best out there thank you"
Cons: "No entertainment but I understand why short flight"

Pros: "Boarding was fast Crew was polite"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board!!!!!!"

Pros: "The friendly crew were good."
Cons: "Insufficient legroom, limited drink options and dirty toilets. The flight was booked completely and hence the toilets were always occupied and unclean."

Cons: "No option for food"

Pros: "Good quality: crew, equipment, customer service"
Cons: "Frankfurt airport: Had to walk for an hour to get from gate to gate. I was getting off an international flight and onto another international flight. International gates are usually closer than that. On the flight: 1. The armrests pull up, which is great if you're traveling with family or a significant other. But, in my case, it was an overweight and obese lady, who didn't fit in her seat and just slipped into half of mine. I was stuck with half a seat with her arm bumping mine for a 12-hour flight. I landed with a bruised arm. It was a round trip flight. When I had submitted a complaint, Lufthansa refunded me a 100$, which is nice of them, but I think they should have upgraded me for my return flight instead to make up for the first flight being uncomfortable. 2. I paid for the internet service and was charged double for it. Again, had to submit a complaint and was refunded the money. Check-in: The online system wouldn't allow me to check in online because my passport wasn't biometric."

Pros: "Always awesome"

Pros: "Airplane crew was nice and I was surprised(in a good way) by them giving to passengers sandwiches as a snack."
Cons: "So I actually had a flight that departures at 9:50 AM and it was connection flight after I got to Frankfurt at 9:00, but I missed it cause other gates were too far and moreover Lufthansa staff were not so nice to help me out. Actually, I was running there and got to the gates at 9:40 AM but air hostess said that I've already missed it. They said that I had enough time and that's my fault - I even should be thankful that I don't pay for another flight that I am going to be flying in 7 hours. Bottom line: I got to Kiev at 9:20 PM and moreover, the flight landed 30 mins late. It never happened to me, despite I've been more than on 25 flights. I am shocked by employee's behavior and the situation in general. Would never recommend Lufthansa airline to anyone."

Pros: "Munich airport ground crew did an exceptional job to transport pasangers From delayed flight from Lviv."
Cons: "Every thing was very proffasionally managed with very good customer service and smiles."

Pros: "Nice flight. Wish all flights were as nice as this."
Cons: "They maintain the economy class nearly at 30 degC...hot."

Pros: "On the whole, classy service and comfortable The flight attendant who took the time to help me understand how customs would work"
Cons: "The flight attendant who said she'd get back to me when I had a question about connecting flights. Not only did she not get back to me, but with annoyance asked me hadn't I heard the captain's message on the loudspeaker. The captain had said to ask a flight attendant for further info, which is what I was trying to do."

Cons: "Small plain and food was very bad"

Pros: "I love the service they provide. .the air hostels were great"

Pros: "Premium economy seats, also premium economy is located very well in front of the plane."
Cons: "Food quality was aweful. Not sure why Lufthansa can't train the catering in Shanghai better. Worst vegetarian food ever."

Pros: "Lots of attention from staff. Filled my water glass several times."
Cons: "Last round of food - a sort of pierogi - was awful."

Pros: "All. Excellent experience."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The flight attendant was helpful in confirming that my connection gate was C14."
Cons: "I only had 45 minutes between my Washington DC flight and my flight to Frankfurt and the flight to DC was delayed by a few minutes. Because the carry-on baggage had to be checked it took extra time to get my bag after the plane landed and my connecting gate was in terminal C (I arrived at terminal A), so I barely had enough time to get there, even when walking at full speed and not stopping once along the way. This was too short of a time between the two flights."

Pros: "Flight cancelled"
Cons: "Flight cancelled and Kayak never picked up the change."

Cons: "Windows locked dark for whole flight in the DAYTIME going over spectacular scenery in Norway and Greenland. No eye shades given out. Totally depressing. Food very mediocre with nothing Arabic in spite of great Arab food."

Cons: "That if passengers with a original departure of erbil will be blocked for their final log that kayak or royal jordanian dont advertise the flight"

Cons: "The Royal Jordanian crew gave us a comfortable, enjoyable flight. There is no in-flight entertainment, so take your own or plan to read or sleep."

Pros: "The aircraft is new and the crew are nice"
Cons: "More food and more toilets"

Cons: "Boarding was vary slow and not on time. We lost one bag."

Pros: "Every things"

Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "They need to revamp business. It’s disgusting and is no longer worth the money."

Pros: "Only direct flight available to amman"
Cons: "Cleaning it stinks bad"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Very well"

Pros: "Crew was super friendly and seat was comfortabke"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "crew was just normal, seat was fine, not comfortable"
Cons: "first flight was 4 hours late, resulting in potential missing connection flight. had to change reservation & arrive super late"

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Movie choices and breakfast (only carbs is a tough way to start a trip when traveling internationally)"

Cons: "Evrything!"

Cons: "flight delayed. final destination arrival was 9 hours after expected. no accomodation was given (i stayed in the airport for 9 hours and needed to sleep there)"

Cons: "Entertainment (i couldn't watch anything because my screen wasn't working"

Cons: "All good"

Pros: "I upgraded my flight to business class and I enjoyed it."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Too many screaming babies and toilets that didn’t work along with the crew that didn’t care."

Pros: "Boarding, flight attendants"
Cons: "Food, cleanliness"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service bad attitude"

Cons: "I thought the Crown Lounge in Amman (RJ's hub) was shockingly poor."

Pros: "Good service and on time"
Cons: "The leg room is really small so it is a tight squeeze for tall people like us. Would only recommend for short flights."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The food the service and the flight"

Cons: "The airline canceled my return flight without notice because I did not board an earlier connecting flight."

Pros: "New state of the art Dream line plane very comfortable and easy to sleep even in economy section"
Cons: "Food could be better"

Pros: "All new"

Cons: "Extensive security. Warm plane. No charging outlets."

Pros: "The flight was on time and arrived early"
Cons: "The plane is old. Even though I was flying business but they need to renew their short and medium range aircrafts"

Pros: "///"
Cons: "///"

Pros: "Ability to switch to exit row seat as plane was not full. Tea was nice."
Cons: "Audio/Video system very outdated. Sound had background so was unable to watch movie. Temp in plane was too warm. Plane interior was beat up."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Afrithng nice"
Cons: "That alcohol saeling"

Pros: "Great customer service."
Cons: "More coffee"

Pros: "Had 4 flights with Royal Jordanian (tlv-amman, amman-bkk and back). All were excellent. I recommend highly this company"

Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Food is terrible Service is marginal They serve a mediocre meal right after takeoff then you don't see them again until right before landing with a dry snack"

Pros: "Great Customer Service, Great Food and very friendly staff"
Cons: "My experience with Royal Jordanian was great"

Pros: "I didn't have a boarding pass for Royal Jordanian as it was a connecting flight and the UIA groundstaff refused to print one for me when I checked in. Royal Jordanian was very accomodating and sent someone down to the terminal to help me. The food was tasty and fresh as well."
Cons: "I found used chewing gum in the magazine pouch in front of me which was pretty disgusting. The notice boards said the plane was boarding so I rushed from the lounge to the gate and they hadn't actually opened it yet (and didn't for the next ten minutes). Small things, but stopped me from giving an EXCELLENT rating."

Cons: "The delays"

Pros: "comfortable"

Pros: "Very pleasant crew. Nice to have a meal on a short flight."

Pros: "Flight itself was great ... attentive service, nice airplane, food and beverages even when it's a short flight"
Cons: "Check-in in the Cairo airport: different lines led to large differences in processing time ... our line also processed business class which led to us taking over one hour for check-in (basically being the last one) and having to run through security even when we arrived rather early. No initiative by the check-in attendants to balance between the lines. When they opened two more counters to process check-in they only processed the 'fast' line. Pro tip: avoid the (economy) check-in line next to the business counter. This probably led to the second problem ... they gave us separate seats when traveling with a young child."

Pros: "Crew cabin welcome us warmly and very polite."
Cons: "Food wasn't too good. Couldn't watch movie till almost landing."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They charged me extra 125$ at the jordanian Airport to allow me to stay at the airport hotel."

Pros: "Onboard entertainment"
Cons: "Check-in was insanely bad had to bounce between 4 different managers who were seeing who could do the LEAST. Then plane got messed up so sat on first plane for an hour plus then all of us shuttled to a different airplane. I have given RJ another chance like 3 times but now I'm done with RJ for good."

Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "If you do have other alternatives its highly recommended that you do avoid flying on this airlines"
Cons: "Food is the worst thing you can ever imagine putting in your mouth. The seats are very bad,the space between rows are very little. If you're over 5` 10”,then it will be like a nightmare sitting at this flight."

Pros: "The food during the flight is very poor and especially the breakfast. I really expect to get better food . It's even worse in the business clas."

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process, nice person at check-in counter"
Cons: "I used the restroom in the plane before takeoff and the it was absolutely filthy. It was clear it did not receive any attention between flights. I was sitting in the emergency exit row and, during takeoff, the plane made a horrible, howling/whining noise that I've never heard before. Everyone was looking around and fearful. I fly often and this was the kind of noise when you wonder "is this where it all ends?" Not sure if it was the engine just outside or the emergency exit not being fully sealed but it was the first time in a long time that I've been fearful on a plane."

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The Capain kept us well nformed"
Cons: "4 hours trip, international, and only food to purchase."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I'm still at Heathrow 12 hours later. I never made it to Oslo."

Pros: "Gate was super close to the lounge."
Cons: "The security check at the gate requires one to leave the comfort of the lounge early incase of queues and then wait in an over crowded lounge with the other passengers (so the fact you are business/first or have one world status does little to ease the burden of boarding. The lounge also did not offer red eye passengers a meal and the on board meal service is slow (so if you are hungry it eats into precious sleeping time). The breakfast wakeup was also disappointing. My meal of choice was not available and the whole process was rushed like a fast food restaurant. Overall I am disappointed by the club world offering on this route and would not pay for it again unless intended to get on and just sleep for the entire journey."

Pros: "Great crew. BA lounge at Heathrow excellent."
Cons: "Flight delayed 4 hours due to technical issues. BA for a new plane but unfortunately still 4 hours late leaving Heathrow."

Pros: "The crew were very friendly. Engaged in genuine conversation. The aircraft was newish and clean."
Cons: "Avoiding Atatürk Airport full stop."

Pros: "Nothing to like at all."
Cons: "There is no food even water at international flight!!! Terrible service."

Pros: "Good service, good flight, all on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort of the journey, take off and landing were expertly done, approach was just the right speed and contact was soft but firm. Crew were pleasant enough. One of them felt he always had to show his authority with a firm voice, not necessary but maybe that’s how he speaks. In general no problems"
Cons: "I’m quite disappointed to have to buy food on an airline of British airways stature. My only gripe with whole day."

Pros: "I left my laptop behind accidentally in the hand luggage space as I had to separate my hand luggage due to other seats nearby who boarded earlier used the space over my seating row. BA crew found my laptop and the swiss lost property retrieved it for me. Very thankful for their honesty"
Cons: "My seating was directly behind a curtain and partition to business class, therefore my seating space was very limited and squashed. No refreshments unless you paid??? why?? I would expect this from companies such as Easyjet or Virgin, but not BA. Even Qantas provided a light refreshment for short runs, say between Canberra and Sydney (Im an aussie)"

Pros: "Was a new aircraft, very clean. M&S food is good (though extra of course)"
Cons: "The new seats are now no different to a no-fills airline, seriously BA, no seat recline option?! 3 times price of Easyjet yet no difference in comfort. No Map display of progress. Shall we call you Beasy jet now then?"

Cons: "Very bad smell, pass landing"

Pros: "I remember time when BA was an example other airlines (professional crew, food on board, etc)... Seats are still better than so called cheap lines and more spacious aircraft. Baggage policy quite generous (however expensive)."
Cons: "Well, I believe that now British Airways reach a level of Ryanair... Prices haven't changed thou, still medium range. Customer service very low, no on-board food anymore (even in quite a long haul flights), ridiculous "priority" system, dated planes..."

Pros: "There was NO water in a 4+ hour flight unless you pay!!"
Cons: "Non of the three bottles I asked for on duty free were onboard It is apauling that food & drinks have to be bought in such a long flight including water!!!"

Pros: "Customer service was awesome"

Pros: "Boarding was fast! Typical short flight."
Cons: "Not even a glass of tap water was offered complimentary."

Pros: "Slept. Food was good."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Always late always charge for water that’s sad"

Pros: "Just boarding"
Cons: "I am sorry to say but everything on the flight tonight was poor - from the bad food to warm drink and no entertainment and also the personnel. They looked liked working for cheap hotel. Very poorly managed."

Pros: "Everything on time, good communication, and great flight attendants"

Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly crew."
Cons: "Food and Entertainment"

Cons: "Flight was 45 minutes late. Crew was standoffish, bordering on unpleasant. They want you to pay for a glass of plain water! Definitely not the British Arways I remembered."

Pros: "Great service, easy travel from Heathrow Terminal 5."
Cons: "Shame the complimentary drinks have gone, sign of the economic times."

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "I had a flight from Atlanta to London with a connection flight to fly to Istanbul. The first flight was fine and smooth but the second was just terrible. Upon buying and resorting to British Airwaya, it wasn't mentioned anywhere that the second flight plans do not offer complimentary soft drinks or snacks for the three hour flight after a 6 hour layover. Assuming my flight was going to feed, I didn't eat a whole lot at the airport so I didn't have to spend too much money. I declined the cart the first go around and didn't seem any too interested or sure what some of the options were. I lasted as long as I could and gave in and pulled out my credit card (not accepting cash is another disappointment because my Turkish bank account was charged by pounds) but there was nothing but one choice left and it didn't sit well in my stomach."

Pros: "Good friendly crew, on time(ish). Nothing wrong at all really."
Cons: "No free food, but meh, very minor issue."

Cons: "I didn't get to go. The Turks said I couldn't even change planes in Istanbul without a visa -- and they weren't issuing any."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "I felt very safe on the plane because security monitoring in London was extremely efficient."
Cons: "Portion of food for dinner inadequate. Offered chicken and pasta but ran out of pasta. The man next to me wanted pasta but got chicken. The woman in front of me however got pasta even though she was told there was no pasta. She insisted she could not eat chicken. The flight attendant able to come up with pasta however. Most of the entrainment screen around me on the flight not working. Some however came on later in the flight."

Cons: "the booking stated that it was Aer Lingus. I went to their counter in Terminal 1 and had to wait in two lines before being told that I was in the wrong terminal and I needed to go to the british airways counter to check in. This was a fail."

Cons: "Food was not so Good. Poor quality. Very Little Space for economic flights. Blankets and pillows very poor quality better have your own."

Cons: "I paid for an exit seat and didn't get one and then I had the only seat with no entertainment for 11 hours overnight and no Joyce to move"

Pros: "Crew was fine. Didn't really do much."
Cons: "No food or beverage served on this 1.5 hour flight unless you paid extra. Not even water. Had to pay extra to select seats. You could wait until the day of the flight and do it for free. I wish I was informed of this before purchasing the non-refundable ticket. BA "customer service" was absolutely no help on this front and merely reiterated their policy. They are NOT a premium carrier and their practices have relegated them to bargain carrier status. I will not fly BA again."

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Nothing was offered for free to during or even a simple snack what about a sandwich, Huge disappointment"

Pros: "flight was relatively empty, and did not delay too much."
Cons: "No entertainment whatsoever. Meal is only a muffin or a cake of some sort. Waited way too long to disembark the plane."

Pros: "There was something to like?"
Cons: "This was a four hour international flight from London to Istanbul. There was no in-flight entertainment system of any kind, not even audio, and there was no free food or drinks. Not even a bag of peanuts or a soda. Everything had to be paid for. And if you did wanted to purchase something, it took forever since passengers had to whip out a credit card. Cash not allowed. I have never been on an international flight that made you pay for food and drinks. When I inquired why, the reason given was that this was a "short-haul international flight". Oh, I see. British Airways is now a discount airline."

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Service, crew, departure delay, dated vehicle"

Cons: "The metal boxes below the seats mean that the little space allowed to a person is now all the more clipped. My backpack wouldn't even fit under the seat. My knees are already pressed up against the chair in front of me, now there's nowhere for me to stuff my feet even."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly, gracious and helpful. Adequate space for my knees."
Cons: "I was in the middle seat, but surprisingly didn't feel too squished on this relatively short flight. I don't remember receiving food which means that it was neither good nor bad enough for me to think about it."

Pros: "I was late to the flight due to an accident and I have got a new flight quite easily"
Cons: "I have got a seat that can take t back, no one told me in advanced this is the situation and the flight attendent keeped telling me why it can't be done instead of looking for a solutioni"

Pros: "The flight was half full"
Cons: "The plane was half comfortable. We were charged for everything. Water, etc."

Pros: "Nothing really. Except the general BA at T5 which is fine"
Cons: "Everything about the flight. From low quality, poor breakfast on Club cabin to poor service and no entertainment on the flight. It is not certainly value for money for traveling Club."

Pros: "Nothing went wrong, everything on time"
Cons: "Mediocre service, not what you expect from a premier carrier, I have not flown BA in many years and my how the stands have slipped. Economy was sub par with little to no room, not comfortable for a 7 hour flight."

Cons: "Why do I have to pay for food in an international flight? Ridiculous."

Pros: "The very kind staff. The very edible food. The excellent Aircraft. Arrivals on time."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."

Pros: "Just generally BA. Used to be the prime airline to travel with"
Cons: "No entertainment on the flight. No complimentary food or drink for 4 hrs flight and charging the customers a lot of money. not really worth the money."

Pros: "-"
Cons: "Crew was pretty unfriendly! There was no food served and no in-flight entertainment although the flight was 4 hours! Worst airline I have been so far! They need to learn alot from other airlines such as American Airways or Turkish Airlines!"

Pros: "The food and the boarding crw comfortable"

Cons: "breakfast was terrible. It was beans, mushrooms, and asparagus. It also came with 3 pieces of fruit. Coffee was also terrible. If you sitting in the middle seats there is no space. The man's arms sitting in the seat next to me were pretty much in my seat the whole time."

Pros: "It was on time for a change, usually late"
Cons: "Volume on in flight announcements is always in excess of 90 decibles this is a health hazard. Priority boarding was non existent at Alicante. I think I will be using easy jet if this continues."

Pros: "The food was good plus drinks"
Cons: "There was no wifi in an 11h flight"

Pros: "Aircraft was fairly clean. Departure and arrival was close to on time."
Cons: "The boarding process is a joke. It's a free for all after "premier" customers have been boarded. How about an orderly boarding process starting from the back of the aircraft. The food is atrocious."

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