|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 20% drop in price.|
|July||Most popular time to fly with an average 24% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$627||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 11h 10m.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Very controlled and safe Covid procedures. Outlets and screens at every seat."
Pros: "Felt very clean and so glad they are not selling every seat"
Pros: "great everything!"
Cons: "Not delayed"
Pros: "It was all good glad the last leg of the trip was pleasant."
Pros: "Airplane accelerated from stand-by directly to runway without preparation stop. Awesome!"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "No leg room for 6’6” person."
Cons: "Small plane, feels cramped"
Cons: "The unfortunate delay prevented me from attending my grandmother’s wake. Fewer delays would be helpful."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The boarding process was rough and haphazard"
Pros: "The crew did their best to deal with delay."
Cons: "There was an absolutely awful job done by both Delta and Kayak of informing us if additional delays, new gate assignments, when the plane would be reboarded. Also, people were quite angry that the plane had to be cleaned between the time we got off and the time we reboarded. Just get us home."
Cons: "No sandwiches for sale just snack boxes"
Pros: "The fight was very professionally carried out."
Cons: "The gate agent hurried ineffectively to board our slightly delayed flight (around 10 min). She left open the Priority Lane and boarded all pax there, having to step 4 steps to the left to scan every boarding pass."
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Seat the family together"
Pros: "The crew and the comfort plus seat"
Cons: "Announcements were too loud in earphones (could damage ear drums) and entertainment was turned off while waiting 30 min for the gate to open."
Pros: "Boarding was easy for a large number. Seats were comfortable. The crew was pleasant and attentive. The food was very good actually. Love the Mile High Tea!"
Cons: "Taxied at ORD for 45 minutes waiting for a gate to vacate."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours. Even though I had carry on, they checked it and this made me waste my time at baggage claim rather than gate checking. Flight attendants were miserable. Power supply didn’t work at seats."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours delayed"
Pros: "I flew on a basic economy fare (I understand the restrictions) and was seated in Economy Comfort +, so that was appreciated."
Cons: "I could see on the Fly Delta app that I had been placed in seat 10B, but neither the app nor my boarding pass gave me a group to board with, so I assumed that I needed to board with group 3, which necessitated gate-checking my rollerboard bag. Only when I approached the gate to board did I notice on the info screen that I had been "upgraded" to Comfort + and granted boarding with the Sky Priority group. I wish this had been clearer so I could have avoided waiting to board and gate-checking my bag. Minor inconvenience but room for improvement on Delta's part."
Pros: "Friendly staff and comfortable seating"
Pros: "This was not my original transfer flight but everyone was much nicer and helpful than serious and being rude. Love Delta, I did not flight United because I wouldn’t have met my United flight once landing in ATL. The Young African American woman who was at the gate was amazing and so reassuring that I would make my flight to Chicago. Would book Delta, just because of how nice she was to me."
Pros: "i liked that staff and crew were very communicative and pleasant."
Cons: "one crew member didn't show up and caused delayed flight."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss."
Pros: "Flt on time, very nice and friendly gate agent and flight attendant"
Cons: "Too tight and seats not comfortable."
Pros: "Crew Entertainment Service"
Cons: "Boarding on most airlines is a bit chaotic they always call out zones and often they aren't listed on your printed ticket otherwise was ok"
Pros: "The Delta people were solicitous, efficient and brilliant the whole way through. We had not a bit of trouble. Our first class seats were comfortable, but with the supplied blanket, pillow and poor air conditioning it was a hot flight. The cabin personnel were wonderful as per usual, and my tasty gin and tonic soothed any discontent. I wish I could fly this way all the time!"
Cons: "The private contractor handling wheelchair assistance was terrible. A Delta employee theorized that they do not pay enough to attract and retain personnel. Our pre-arranged chair was not there, multiple calls by our Delta assistant finally got us a ride to the chair holding area, but after about 45 minutes we gave up and shuffled off to the security area on foot. Thank goodness my hubby is mobile enough for that to have been an option. When we abandoned our wait we were still 4th in line for an attendant to push the chair. If Delta has any responsibility in this it would be in the retention and compensation for the private contractor."
Cons: "The delta studio didn't work with Android 8"
Pros: "We were traveling with a toddler and infant but put in different row because the tickets were purchased separately. Gate staff promptly put us together and even bumped us up to delta comfort. Was a very pleasant trip. Thanks delta!"
Pros: "Ease of flight"
Pros: "Plane arrived early"
Cons: "They board the front of the plane first, meaning the aisles get clogged up slowing down the process. Also, staff kept insisting pre boarding that more people needed to check their bags because there wasn't enough overhead bin space, but there were plenty of bins not full by take off."
Pros: "Accident on way to airport, so I showed up to check bags 45 minutes before flight time. They said they couldn't get the bag to the plane..in 45 minutes? So, they put on the next flight... 6 hours later. Said I could fly without the bag... uh, no thanks. They would not look for alternatives without charging me more. Flight attendants were crabby, otherwise everything was fine. I flew British Airways a few months ago. Night and day. Seriously. Delta does not even approach having good service. There was no comparison to British Air--- Delta is not in the same league."
Pros: "Airline stewards were very friendly and pleasant."
Cons: "We booked with Delta, but were put on Air France. Even though we had our boarding passes in hand we had to wait in long, slow line for baggage tags because they would not print from kiosk. There was minimal Air France staff on duty serving thousands of passengers during busy season (July). While the lines grew larger, the staff was reduced from 4 to 2. Another long, slow line for customs, another long slow line for security=Charles De Gaulle airport was awful. We arrived at the airport 4 hours before our departure time and got to our boarding gate with no time to spare."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable, seats did not recline and seats way too close together."
Pros: "Entertainment options weren't bad. Most of the crew was polite other than one flight attendant who seemed ambivalent and unhappy to be there."
Cons: "Three hour+ flight and just one tiny bag of pretzels? And no lemon or lime wedges on the beverage cart? Plus, I have to pay extra for one checked bag. I will only fly Delta if I have to in the future. Subpar airline."
Pros: "What I liked: Sky Priority privilege came with separate luggage check-in queues and early boarding"
Cons: "What I disliked: Seats were too small No beverages or snacks offered No USB or power outlets available Three different groups board before Delta Comfort (e.g. those needing more time, travelers with children, first/business class) Didn't see the value compared to a less expensive main cabin ticket"
Pros: "I was notified about the delay via text before I left for the airport, which was nice. I would not have checked my email."
Cons: "Delayed for over 2 hours. I have never flown Delta before this flight and it wasn't a great representation. The flight attendants were nice but I was in a seat near the engine and it was making really weird noises. I fly almost every two weeks, so I'm used to engine noises but this was one of the loudest/most rickety sounding flights I have ever been on.. and I have flown Spirit a few times. It just didn't feel safe. Landing scared me a little too as I have landed in O'Hare countless times and have never flown so low to the highway upon entry. It felt like we were only a couple hundred feet above the cars."
Pros: "Great short trip with an attentive crew."
Cons: "Seats were a bit uncofortable and small compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Unnecessary flight cancellation. I had friends taking the same flight at the same time at the same airport from different airlines and they came through for their customers. I received no consolation it assistance with overnight accommodations."
Cons: "The flight attendant looked like she was mad throughout the whole flight"
Pros: "Manchester Airport first class. More services and convenient than JFK and Atlanta. Check in and gate staff great in Manchester. I"
Cons: "Plane change JFK. Staff with TSA looked like they slept in their uniforms. Information incorrect on wifi customs and caused delays. Customs agents first class."
Pros: "We were delayed due to weather and Delta brought a cart of snacks and drinks over to the gate for us."
Pros: "Everything went well"
Cons: "I was late from first flight"
Pros: "First time flying DELTA and to New York City. Really liked flying into Marine Terminal for it's smallness and easiness to collect luggage and catch a taxi."
Pros: "great crew!"
Pros: "Fairly comfortable, good cabin crew"
Cons: "Lost baggage - horrendously slow lost baggage department in Athens. Spent 1 hour + standing in line. Bag still hasn't shown up"
Pros: "Very nice new clean airplane (beautiful), excellent crew"
Cons: "Lufthansa may consider reworking the boarding area"
Pros: "Never seen such a large streaming movie library. Never seen live stream at seat from cameras (3) outside the plane."
Cons: "It was not clear this was a no-checked-baggage flight, seeing as I specifically searched with flights with luggage. I chose Lufthansa's flight counting on the fact that international flights always allow one checked bag. I had to pay on that way here. I"ll have to pay on the way home."
Cons: "Flight was 45 minutes late arriving, causing me to miss my connection to Lufthansa and forcing reroute of whole trip."
Pros: "TSA made me miss my flight i have to wait until 7 am for a new flight"
Cons: "TSA made me miss my flight i have to wait until 7 am for a new flight"
Cons: "We waited for an hour at the gate for other passengers, to where we missed our connection in Chicago and did not get back to Austin, TX for another 24 hours."
Pros: "Never was able to get on flight airport evacuated because of security breach. Mass confusion and unable to get back through security in time to catch flight still waiting to be rebooked."
Cons: "All flights cancelled. Stuck overnight."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and quick."
Cons: "United charged me a Bagage fee of 25 dollars and they where not supposed to since it was a international flight. The knowledge of the agent was not very good. Now I will have to write to Lufthansa and hoping they will reemburse me."
Pros: "The plain was verry clean,better comfort(new plain)good food&entertainment"
Cons: "The connection from the other flight was verry short,verry confusing with the gates!!!"
Cons: "While missing a connection happens sometimes, Lufthansa was particularly dreadful in handling the situation. Hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of travelers were not informed about what was happening with their connections, or given any guidance. This all arose from around an inch of snow in Frankfurt. It caused bedlam at the Frankfurt airport, which the Lufthansa staff appeared utterly unprepared to deal with. This is our second very bad experience with Lufthansa."
Pros: "The crew was really great. So pleasant and helpful. And, it was nice this time as it wasn't too crowded!"
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "They don't have entertainment"
Pros: "The flight was delayed due to air traffic control issues. It didn't make a difference for me but many people missed their connection. However, the crew were all friendly and the Captain was very outgoing and communicative."
Cons: "Late flights are never good."
Pros: "On time and straightforward - unlike the previous night when an Air Traffic Control weather delay prevented a connection at Chicago (no fault of Lufthansa). So I stayed over in Arkansas at home as there was no offer of compensation (hotel or $) for the delay."
Pros: "Quick flight and very comfortable."
Cons: "narrow seat"
Pros: "Overall it was good trip!"
Cons: "No issues at all"
Cons: "Having to pay to sit together."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "The shabbiness of the plane. The cramped space. The lack of overhead bin space. In fact, the space above my seat was full of suitcases of the crew. I had to find space somewhere else. If I had not been able to board early, I probably would not have found space."
Cons: "Flight canceled"
Pros: "The crew was very nice. I had an exit row so plenty of leg room."
Cons: "It was a short flight so it didn't really néed food and didn't have entertainment. They hand out pretzel mix, not something I can have (celiac). Doesn't matter on a short 1 hour flight."
Pros: "Air china different"
Pros: "The staffing was adequate, the service didn't take inordinate time!"
Pros: "I would like a direct flight from Krakow to Chicago. Lufthansa is a very good airline to Poland. Would definitely fly Lufthansa again."
Pros: "LH is a good airline to fly. The 747-8 is very cramped in economy but an Airbus gave a bit more room on the return."
Pros: "Nice, comfortable , spacious seats in premium economy. Nice attendants."
Cons: "temperature in the Premium Economy sections was freezing. Me and the person next to me wore 3 blankets each and were still shivering from the cold. The windows had ice on them (on the outside of course). Several people got up and wore their jackets and sweaters in addition to the blankets. In the Economy section the temperature was just fine (my husband sat there) and we had to alternate seats so that I don't freeze. He paid extra for me to have a more comfortable arrangement, but it ended up being way too cold. That did not happen on the way to Europe..."
Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Lost my bag. See previous comments."
Cons: "Didn't happen. Missed it and got re routed thru United."
Cons: "Broken chair would not stay reclined. TV screens need to be updated. The touch feature only works half the time. You have to keep tapping it. Temperature on the plane goes from freezing to hot. Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Friendly, attentive crew. Delicious food"
Cons: "Price to bump up to next economy level was prohibitive"
Pros: "Service from Chicago to Munich excellent! Air Dolomiti flight crew superb. All cockpit crews competent."
Cons: "Poor attitude and service in US from United flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew was great, movies we good. Plane was nice, drinks were readily available. After our missed connection the employee that got us our hotel was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Even if everything was on time we would have had a very hard time making our connection to Austin after customs and security in Chicago. The tickets never should have been sold that way."
Cons: "A disaster but was able to arrive 5 hours later to my destination. Better than a day late."
Pros: "The stewardess who served drinks and snacks were kind, fast, and efficient."
Cons: "The woman at the United Airline check in counter before we boarded the plane was rudely yelling at everybody to board the plane. She was very unpleasant, not welcoming, no smile, just plane yelling."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "It was overbooked."
Pros: "Staff was amazing - so incredibly friendly and went the extra mile in every way they could."
Pros: "Trip was very comfortable. I was also upgrades which was very nice. I will check the rates for Lufthansa every time I go to Italy. It is the airline of my choice. Also the plane was new and very clean. Thanks Vince F. Chicago"
Cons: "The plane boarded late and arrived late so we almost missed our connection."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food Not being able to select seats at online check in as flight was operated by united"
Pros: "Good flight, Friendly staff."
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "No Tetris game"
Pros: "Liked the check-in service - no long lines, friendly attendants."
Cons: "1. I was not aware or told that in-flight entertainment via Ipad required the united app. So I could not use that. I would appreciate better communication. 2. At one time, a crew member stuck his nose in the coffee pot - I think to smell which pot was coffee versus tea. But heck, who wants coffee after that? 3. The final lunch served was a sandwich that required heating of the sandwich. Served cold it was dry. By the way, the wrapper said the sandwich is oven ready! Good gracious. Follow the directions. 4. The attendant who served dinner came across as rushed. Like he was on a schedule or something. Are you guys timing the attendants? I personally felt he was rushed and cared more about dumping the tray in my lap than about looking me in the face and making human contact. 5. I fly to Amsterdam a lot and prefer the direct flights, ie KLM or United. So far KLM is winning me over in terms of service. I do think though that United can make easy improvements and provide better service. Remember, you are transporting people, not packages. Good luck."
Cons: "There was a poor selection of new age, easy listening and smooth jazz music albums which are the best for relaxing flight. The relaxing radio streaming was unacceptable, german voice covering musing could be perhaps good for somebody understanding this language but not for others."
Pros: "the food"
Cons: "the leg room"
Cons: "Very nice crew and great food"
Cons: "Nothing. Flight was amazing"
Pros: "The plane ✈️ itself the attendants . The entertainment on board. Really great"
Cons: "Nothing dissatisfying about the flight nor the airline staff . Very polite, very professional. It was a Great flight. For long trips this airline is one of the best."
Cons: "Transavia does not serve anything complementary, not even water. A flight between two countries that is five hours long must be better than this. I was not aware of Transavia doing that before I booked. I will never fly with them again"
Pros: "Nice crew, good food."
Cons: "Both bathroom were not working in business class area."
Pros: "Impressive service... amazing crew, very friendly and professional"
Pros: "Muslim food"
Pros: "The crews were pretty great!"
Cons: "The regulating of the temperature."
Pros: "Good amount of space on the plane, lots of movies to watch, good food and drink."
Cons: "The flight from Manchester to Amsterdam has been delayed which led insufficient time for me to transfer to HK"
Pros: "Reclinable seats."
Cons: "The food!! The lights could be dimmed as it was a night flight."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"
Cons: "Staff rude and short"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and effortless."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything."
Cons: "This return flight was much better than the flight going to Amsterdam. I believe the biggest factor was the type of aircraft. The old 747 just didn't meet expectations. The newer 777 on the way back was much more comfortable, with better amenities."
Cons: "Dozens of high school students screaming and climbing onto seats, crew did not intervene."
Pros: "Food, entertainment and crew was exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Seats not great for such a long flight."
Pros: "Amazing services .. on time just exactly .. I feel really happy onboard KLM ❤️"
Pros: "The crew was great but the seat wasn't as comfortable and didn't have much leg room."
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Security check at gate; No priority"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat but it’s only a 1 hour flight so not a big deal."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and had to be rerouted on United Airlines."
Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Service was poor, seat did not recline, and the food was terrible."
Cons: "I have ordered Wheelchair for my parents which one of my parent didn't get it on Mumbai Airport. When they arrived on Amsterdam Netherlands Airport they were dropped to the gate assigned first and once the gate changed on the fly no body came to help them moving to the new gate assigned which was far away to walk. Nobody even came to tell them that the gate has been changed. It was because of my father's alertness they didn't miss the connecting flight and when my father asked help to members on airport none of them helped my parents and other 4 co passengers which also were on wheel chairs. It was so scary experience for them that they asked me not to book any more flights with Jet Airways. I won't recommend Jet Airways to any of my friends for their parents to travel to USA. I strongly recommend you guys to take a strict action against this. This is so unacceptable."
Cons: "Flight canceled, poor communication from the airline to the passengers. Møre than 5 hrs delay"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "So many people on a 747!!"
Pros: "Easy flight; loved the crew and their friendly customer service. Great food, kept everyone hydrated and fed."
Cons: "The movie options, as well as music and TV options were limited. There were no electrical outlets."
Pros: "I am so grateful to have been provided delicious and filling vegan meals on this long flight. Thank you for offering a dietary option that is compassionate toward animals and contributes less to climate change! Now if only the planes were powered by clean, renewable energy... Hopefully that will become a reality someday very soon! Oh, and also the crew on this flight was exceptionally kind and helpful. Thank you so much!"
Cons: "I did not enjoy the turbulence, which I suppose is unavoidable. More importantly, I felt quite guilty about the greenhouse gas emissions of my flight. I have decided to cut down on my air travel as much as possible as a way of reducing my carbon footprint."
Pros: "Easy to board and easy flight."
Pros: "Food was excellent, frequent and filling"
Cons: "The seat was not comfortable compared to my prior leg of the journey. Unfortunately the bathrooms were not clean, I understand that it's not the sole responsibility of the crew and passengers need to be mindful too."
Cons: "... ear plugs, masks, good food or even picking seats? I remember when it was all complementary and standard on overnight flights. Oh, and the vegetarian breakfast was unfortunately poor as well. I know you can do better, because you used to."
Pros: "Nice flight, nice crew, and a nice experience."
Cons: "Actually the Welcome on board announcement. The part where they special welcome loyalty program members. I do not get that... I am an explorer holder my self, but really?? so other paying customers are not as welcome. This is leftovers from the older days.."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, Flight on time....just a regular service and plane"
Cons: "Terminal 3 Manchester is not worth staying longer then necessary, loud music, crowded....old"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Entertainment was dated and poor in function. Our bags were 99 dollars each and we’re both lost and didn’t arrive. I just filed a claim and got rude service saying I should have filed the claim at the airport baggage area but there was not anybody there to do the claim then he agent upstairs said they just spoke to them and they are there and I should have done it there. This was so rude and there is no way to get back into customs area. If we paid 200 for bags I expect them to arrive on time. I’m asking for a refund of the baggage fees."
Cons: "Bag was lost"
Pros: "The cabin crew were pretty good. That's about all that was good."
Cons: "I paid almost $400 for upgraded seats. When I got to the airport-- no seats-- both ways!! i didn't even have regular seat assignments. I had to choose from the last few seats available. The ticket agent, the gate agent and the cabin crew all did nothing to make up for the fact that their system screwed up and stuck me in a cramped coach seat in the back of the plane for 11 hours-- TWICE! Beyond that, KLM must have one of the oldest fleets in the sky. Both ways LAX->AMS->LAX, I was on a 30-35 year old 747 with no wifi, no power and a ten-year-old entertainment system. Never again."
Pros: "787 is a great airplane. The 3-3-3 seat configuration leaves enough seat width to be just comfortable in coach."
Pros: "Got to Amsterdam on time and everything was great including the staff"
Pros: "Ground staff at Manchester very helpful"
Cons: "Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros."
Pros: "Good multi media access and content"
Pros: "Crew was friendly..business class seat was very comfortable and seemed wider than most Nice power outlets great entertainment system"
Cons: "Row 6 in business is after the first 5 rows and Galley and restroom. Very awkward"
Pros: "Everything - Checkin, crew, food, entertainment"
Pros: "Easy airport business"
Pros: "quick boarding, responsive Airline stewardess, very polite."
Cons: "temperature control was not good, service was fine, seats were not comfortable. plane need to be cleaner."
Cons: "Did not get the luggage from connecting flight from Amsterdan to Basel"
Pros: "Food and drink service"
Cons: "Boarding pass facility"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Having to pay extra to pick a seat prior to check-in. I didn't, and got a decent seat anyway."
Pros: "Don’t know how to just give a “n/a” response for food and entertainment. It wasn’t applicable because of such a short flight."
Cons: "The gal who checked me in for my flight didn’t check my baggage all the way through even though I have a connecting flight with Aer Lingus to LA. However, fortunately, the baggage team caught the error and retagged my luggage properly. By the time I realized her error, they had already emailed me with the solution! Yay baggage team!! Thank you!"
Pros: "Nothing since I’m still in dublin"
Cons: "There was minimum help. Wait actually, in Manchester there was none. No one at the gate until 2:15pm when the flight was already 20mins late! No one updated an incoming flight with passengers needed to make connections."
Pros: "The flights themselves were nice. Food was fine. Flight attendants were helpful"
Cons: "Only two check in desks. On the line for over an hour. Good thing we got there over two hours early. Computer and belt broke down. Finally got passed security with minutes to spare. Had to run to our gate. We should not have to do this if we arrive very early. If you have an early morning flight make sure you have enough people working to check them in on time."
Pros: "Nothing. It took longer to get from the gate to the runway than the flight itself."
Cons: "When I was about to board the flight after a 23 hour delay, I saw my bag sitting AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS leading to the flight. I asked the flight attendant about it and she assured me the bag would arrive with me. Guess what? A dat later and I STILL don't have my bag! Absolutely ridiculous and will NEVER fly Aer Lingus again!"
Cons: "US pre-clearance involves a second run through security, which required again getting all liquids into one place. I also means arriving another 20 minutes early at Dublin airport. I suppose this affects every carrier from Dublin to US."
Pros: "Free checked baggage. Calm atmosphere.. low marks for food and entertainment because there was no option to say not applicable. The options in the magazine were reasonable."
Cons: "There were 3 travelers in our family and we were not seated together. I assumed the flight was full but to our surprise there were empty seats that would allow us to be together. Serving of meals and drinks were slow although the food was better this time compared to our Chicago to Dublin trip. Movie selections were poor."
Pros: "The fact I got hone"
Cons: "Didvto security breach and also an issue with ground staff not bringing a wheel chair for a passenger we were herded round for 3 hours . We were told we could keep our water but then going through security wevwetevtoldcwe couldn't and there was no offer of water. The captain did apologize. I have no issue with aer Lingus staff they did their job. It is Mabchester airport which is bad as they are the ones that were responsible for these two incidents happening"
Cons: "We didn't have inflight entertainment at all. 1/43 the tvs were broken. our airplane was changed which we were supposed to be emailed about and never was. Only got 1 soft drink on an 8.5 hr flight."
Pros: "The food was quite delicious. I liked the movie selections."
Cons: "Getting stuck in Detroit, failure to communicate, no food or water when we had waited on the tarmac over two hours in Detroit. Still no entertainment but air came back at hour three, then at 3.5 hours being told we are stuck in Detroit. Lost luggage, all a mess. Completely. No help to rebook, so I stayed in Detroit and got to the airport early the next morning and paid my own way to Omaha, through Chicago. Again, no help from the Aer Lingus hotline (tried/on hold for 2.5 hours with no human service) or the United desk."
Pros: "The crew were the best very personable"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful at each stop even though they weren't responsible for the disasters."
Cons: "Initially we thought we were flying with British Airways. We then had to do some digging to realize it was all out of American Airlines. Then we couldn't get proper boarding passes and luggage tags until one of the crew members spent a significant amount of time untangling each leg of our trip so they were in the proper order. We got delayed by 4 hours in Chicago and missed our connection in Manchester. We had another 5 hour wait there. By the time we got to Dublin, our bags didn't also arrive. After almost 24 hours of travel, we arrived but without all of our stuff."
Pros: "Great flight on this flight. Reagular earbuds work with entertainment system, seats were very comfortable with a bit of more leg room, again, the food was great."
Cons: "Vegetarian meal had to be ordered ahead of time."
Pros: "My flight was cancelled, after that I had to find out what I would have to do next! Horrible! Nobody knew what would come next! In Heathrow, the staff in the morning has the worst attitude ever when I was getting my Voucher for breakfast."
Pros: "We had a very pleasant experience with Aer Lingus and will not fly to/from Ireland on any other airline from now on!"
Pros: "On time, no delays. Food was good. Crew was ok. Not overly friendly. Maybe they were tired or overworked."
Cons: "Had to walk a long way to the connection. I would have missed it with only 1 hour layover. The selection on the flight meagre. I could only choose from 3 movies really that interested me."
Pros: "Crew was extremely friendly; boarding was orderly and quick."
Cons: "The seats were extremely close together. I'm very short, and I lacked room for my knees. The food was dreadful."
Pros: "The lady at checkin was very gracious and found seats for all of us together. I was also thankful that she gave us exit row seats"
Cons: "Aer Lingus website is difficult to navigate. Boarding passes do not transfer electronically to my smart phone. Seats are too hard and are therefore uncomfortable. Entertainment screen did not respond to touch very well. Screen crashed twice during the trip. Earphones only worked in one ear and had poor sound quality."
Cons: "no coffee service on outbound flight. had to pay for water on connecting flight."
Pros: "Claudia at the boarding gate, she was friendly and trying to make a difficult situation better. The Flight attendants were professionally dressed and presented a good image."
Cons: "Not the airline's fault, but being "randomly" selected for yet another security check was painful. The young lad taking me back through the process really didnt seem to have a full grasp on the process. Many of the seats required assistance in coming back from a reclined position. The selection of movies wasn't that spectacular, but I made do as best as possible. The meals, were adequate at best, and having to pay for spirits was also an additional negative having already paid for the trans-Atlantic journey."
Cons: "bags were not correctly tagged all the way through from Madrid to Cleveland by partner Iberia."
Pros: "The speed and timeliness was great"
Cons: "The space was not. We paid for an upgrade and it was cramped."
Cons: "Video didn't work. System was rebooted, but some continued to freeze up. Frustrating if you wanted to watch a movie."
Pros: "Doing customs and immigration in Ireland instead of ohare. Would have been hard to make our connection otherwise"
Cons: "Unable to pick seats in advance"
Pros: "Aer Lingus is so patient! We misread when we were to board so we ended up a bit late. Everyone was gracious about it."
Pros: "The seats are comfortable and the movie choices were excellent, Both flights were on time."
Cons: "Waited at ORD for 45 minutes for flight check in desk to open. Process should be automated or at least the desk occupied for airports with long TSA lines. I did request decaf coffee and never saw the stewardess again. Precheck was a waste of time. Our group had to wait in line for our baggage tags because online system not coordinated with system in airport. The crew member I had in my aisle, on the return flight, was abrupt! Dinner tray delivery and pick up was slow, at least an hour after receiving the tray. Crew member offered me tea or coffee and assumed I did not want my sandwich when I responded no to those two choices. Crew seems to be distressed when water is requested."
Pros: "The crew was courteous."
Cons: "The food tray serving was small . I was too shy to ask for more."
Pros: "It was great to have a selection of shows you could watch for free on your own screen."
Cons: "A lot of the controllers/remotes for the tvs didn't work. combine that with non-sensitive screens made it difficult to navigate menus. Some screens could only be used with the controller so if your controller was one that didn't work, you had to have an attendant reset your whole screen to exit the menu."
Pros: "That long flight was awesome! So many extra seats to choose from and I could spread out. The crew was very polite as well. Lastly the movie selection was great!"
Cons: "I would change the headphone jack on the seats to standard size to allow people to use their own headphones."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Cons: "No vegetarian option for meals"
Pros: "The fact that the plane was empty! It was me and like 20 other people in a 737 lol"
Cons: "Every once in a while the tv for freeze up...really it was fine"
Cons: "This was my first time flying Aer Lingus and the overall experience was pretty disappointing. A couple of major problems - 1. My entertainment system for watching movies had major problems throughout the flight. The movie froze and I was forced to reset 6 different times throughout the flight. This is unacceptable. 2. The gentleman's chair in front of me was broken - once it was in the reclined position it would not go back into the upright position so I had very limited space especially when eating. The flight attendants kept trying to move it back into the upright position but it never really was fixed. 3. The plug in for ear phones is very outdated and has a two prong plug in. The ear phones provided in flight do work but the sound is very low quality and fuzzy. It would be nice to have the option to plug in my own headphones, however because normal headphones are a one prong plug in, they do not work. 4. Your arm rests do not fold up all the way. Why? This is a major flaw in the seat design and makes it impossible to stretch out if there is an empty seat next to you. 5. Passengers have to pay out of pocket for alcoholic beverages on international flights. This was disappointing as I usually fly Delta and they are included with all international flights."
Pros: "the flight attendants were very friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Friendly Flight Crews"
Pros: "Aer Lingua personel where great! Very helpful from start to finish."
Cons: "On the short trip from Dublin to Zurich, the seating in coach is much too t"
Pros: "The crew were incredibly capable and helpful, very friendly. Food and entertainment was exemplary. The entire experience was a cut above any other airline we've flown with. Thank you!"
Pros: "My family of 3 had assigned seats in 3 different rows and we have a 5 year old. As soon as we checked in, the staff ensured that at least 2 of us could sit together and had new tickets ready for us when we got to the gate. It made what could have been a very stressful situation, very easy to manage!"
Pros: "Great, smooth flight"
Cons: "I don't understand why you don't offer online check in. My fiancé and I arrived to the airport three and a half hours early in hopes that we would be able to at least check in and choose our seats then but even with that much spare time, there were only 5 seats left and they were all middle seats. We were stuck sitting around at the airport for nothing when we could have been enjoying at least an extra hour with our friends and family if we would have just been able to check in online 24 hours prior."
Pros: "Clearing US customs in Dublin on return flight a real bonus. Smooth connections in Dublin."
Cons: "Zero dark thirty departure time at LHR was challenging. Departure lounges in T2 lacked amenities."
Pros: "Michelle and Rafal took great care of us. I am 6 months pregnant and they made sure I had plenty to drink and we're very helpful in regards to me getting up and walking around."
Cons: "Food was small portions and wasn't a great selection."
Pros: "I had a connecting flight with Aer Lingus and my flight before was delayed. A young lad escorted me to my gate, helping me bypass lines at security and customs. Got to my flight on time thanks to them being proactive. Can't thank them enough!"
Cons: "Again forced to pay for a premium seat. Plane was not full. Plenty of so called premium seats and non premium seats available."
Cons: "Forced to buy extra cost seat plane had multiple seats available. Sure would like my non refundable money back"
Cons: "3 h de retard !!!! 2 h passe dans l avion puis on nous fait change d avion pour en prendre un autre mais on attend encore !!!! Le pire voyage de ma vie !!!!"
Pros: "The flight itself was fantastic, Aer Lingus should be highly comended. Pleasant and cheerful, attentive to needs. Very happy with the airline."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Pros: "I would like to let you know that the crew was not good i asked for vegetarian food and they went and not brought my meal and no exuse .also they list my luggage. .ism without clothes only bijama...i would like to rewuest a refund and akso for my luggage."
Cons: "Unfortunately myself and my partners tv were the only ones not working properly on the 7.5 hour flight but the flight attendant was so kind and nice about the whole situation we didn't mind too much."
Cons: "Only food for purchase available. On an international flight shouldn’t some snack or food be provided?"
Pros: "The seats were roomy and comfortable, there was legroom. The plane did not feel overstuffed even though it was a packed flight. I also liked how they gave messages on the monitors. Someone got sick on the flight and the crew was very professional about the whole mess."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess ...not enough room for people to line up. Unclear if you were in the correct line for the flight you needed. More food selections for sale would have been nice, especially fruit and veggies but the sandwich they offered was very good. One crew member was just plain snippy...maybe having a bad day b/c all the others were great!"
Pros: "Friendly greeting as soon as we got on the plane with a complimentary water bottle. They were very nice and"
Cons: "Most airlines offer free food on international flights. Was kind of disappointed that you had to pay (I didn't) for food."
Pros: "The crew was nice and friendly"
Cons: "The flight from Iceland to Chicago was delayed 6 hours, and they kept changing the departure time every 1.5 and 2 hours, and they provided minimal information, and did not repeat this information much. It was disorganized"
Pros: "The seats had screens with movies/music/tv shows. The flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "The boarding process was hectic and unorganized. Nobody got extra time if they needed it. From the gate we took a bus to the plane but just as we pulled up the crew was getting in. We sat on the bus for 30 minutes and nobody communicated what was going on. The flight was very choppy and a bit scary at times. There were no snacks. I was not impressed at all."
Pros: "The crew were kind, attentive, and pleasant. The leg room was appreciated"
Cons: "Not even a complimentary snack was offered during the 7 hour flight, let alone a glass of wine or beer. These used to come standard. The entertainment system was also of poor quality in that the audio connection was damaged."
Cons: "Check in at London Gatwick had a huge long snaking line that barely moved, as the gate agents apparently had two speeds: slow and stop. Took forever to inch forward, lucky I arrived almost three hours early, as check in and bag drop almost made me late for my plane. Transferred to another plane in Reykjavik, and had the WORST EXPERIENCE EVER in boarding. Airport is poorly marked, lucky it is small, because I finally figured out where to go. Huge crowd waiting to board, with NO gate agents or other Icelandair employees in sight. FINALLY the line started moving, but no announcement of boarding groups. Since I had an assigned seat I waited until the last in line to board. The first people in line must have sat in the plane for over an hour. The flight was delayed another hour because the luggage was not loaded. Horrible experience."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Boarding took an hour. We were 45 min late."
Pros: "The staff was very professional. The counter person in Hamburg kindly took the effort to move me to an exit row. (His plane diagram may have been incorrect though, because I ended up a row ahead of exit row, but I really appreciated the effort he made.)"
Cons: "Food/drink is extra, which is a little stingy for a six-hour flight. The seat space is about as minimal as I would care to get. I was unable to get my seat to go back, so I couldn't compensate for the seat in front of me being in the full recline position."
Cons: "our flight home was canceled without any email warning or any sort of message about it. We had to wait in the airport and call multiple people on our own to find out first, what was wrong, and two how to resolve the situation. It was not pleasant after waking up at 4AM to catch the flight in the first place."
Pros: "Sparkling water"
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "First, I loved my window seat, and thanks for the clear skies as we flew over my vacation home on a lake in Wisconsin! Also, the functioning screen was a nice distraction when we were clouded over the Greenland/eastern Canada part."
Cons: "PLEASE review and update your food choices. Nothing was healthy and the baguette sandwich had one piece of ham with melty cheese on extremely soggy bread. Had we realized how poor the selection was, we would have grabbed salads and fruits/veggies from the much better fare at the Reykjavik airport. Cheap airline doesn't have to include bad food."
Pros: "Iceland air has easy check in, fast boarding, basic seat comfort and leg room. I'm 5'10" and felt adequate room to stretch my legs."
Cons: "Only allow 1 checked luggage overseas, and they ask you to pay for food and beverage."
Pros: "Seat were great and people very friendly."
Cons: "Could have a more comprehensive movie selection and newer movies. Loved the Icelandic movies"
Pros: "No problems"
Pros: "Ticket prices were almost half of what the other carriers had available at the time I purchased. The crew were very attentive and friendly."
Cons: "The seating was a little tight. Food options during the flight was either limited to beverages or required a purchase. Serving sizes for most items were small and expensive. Despite the passenger makeup being mainly English-speakers all announcements were made first in Icelandic and then in English."
Pros: "Expensive flight and no service. No food for an international flight. Flight itself was not smooth. Seats aren't comfortable."
Pros: "A little more room than standard economy long-haul flights. Entertainment available on all seatbacks. Very friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Wished for free wine but oh well. My seat back screen had to be reset but that was about it."
Pros: "Seemed like there was extra leg room, compared to our last flight on American, where my husband's legs were literally touching the seat in front of him when he sat down. I also appreciate when the headrests have those little wing things so it makes it easier to fall asleep in a chair by keeping your head in place. The blankets were cosy. The crew was super efficient. It's the fastest I have ever gotten my drinks on a plane. They also seemed to be very helpful to the family with small children ahead of us, and seemed to help the baby stop crying, which was nice."
Cons: "I wish I knew in advance that we would have had to pay for food so that I could have gotten some food (because in general I assume for transatlantic flights that there are meals included. The boarding process was a bit jumbled, although still pretty efficient, but I think that's because of the airport layout rather than a fault specifically of the airline."
Pros: "Super nice staff and crew. The gift shop at Keflavik has great creams, scrubs, etc. Good wine selection, good food. Charming safety video and other small touches."
Cons: "Would prefer if business class chairs reclined all the way. Wait on the bus to board the plane was too long"
Cons: "No kosher food in the menu at all"
Pros: "Seats more comfortable than most airlines. Legroom sufficient in economy. Reasonable menu (pay) ... GREAT baggage allowances."
Cons: "Generalized disorganization and overcrowding at Reykjavik . Definitely need to get a "chain" coffee shop at the airport (e.g., Costa/Starbucks) ... teeny tiny cups of coffee at outlandish prices... and it wasn't that good, either."
Pros: "Enjoyed entertainment options"
Pros: "Clean, friendly, loved the personal entertainment system and blankets/pillows."
Cons: "Food options were lacking - there were options listed on the "menu" that the staff said they hadn't had stocked in a long time. Also very expensive for what you get. There should be SOMETHING included, even if just snacks, for a $900 flight to Iceland."
Pros: "Reasonable entertainment, adequate legroom"
Cons: "Narrow aisle, chaotic boarding, poor lay out in gate area"
Cons: "We boarded the plan in Iceland outdoors and it was cold and raining with a very strong wind."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great salad from Iceland hot spot Glo, nice and helpful service."
Cons: "The boarding process was a mess - they should do it by groups or rows--something. It's mainly an issue of the Reykjavik airport, I think, as there isn't a sufficient waiting area so large lines and bottlenecks easily occur."
Cons: "First international flight I've ever flown that didn't serve meals"
Cons: "Seats recline too much resulting in the person in front of me encroaching on my area. There was no free food or snacks on a international flight. The boarding area was a mess and no verbal instructions were given for boarding."
Cons: "This was a six and a half hour flight. Snacks could be purchased, but no meals were served. Other airlines would provide at least one and perhaps two meals on a flight of this length. There was a long delay to board, and no communication from the check in staff"
Pros: "The service crew were excellent and always accommodating."
Cons: "The center section of this aircraft was intolerably stuffy and hot. I served 4 years aboard a WWII submarine and rarely experienced such sustained discomfort. First experience I. Tia position on this type of plane so maybe it's endemic to the design. Six and a half hours of misery after a long day. Left a bad impression of travel on Icelandic Air through no fault of the airline."
Pros: "Nothing, every single (of my 4) flights was late"
Pros: "Able to choose an exit row seat, entertainment system"
Cons: "No complimentary food items for a $1300 flight"
Pros: "They didn't run out of food on this leg."
Cons: "This was the noisy leg, as I sat in the back."
Pros: "Clean Cabin and polite crew."
Cons: "After 2 hour delay no food service except for purchase."
Cons: "Flint attendant woke me up while sleeping to move my chair up at request of another passenger"
Cons: "Already confused by a late transfer, the boarding was very unorganized and passengers sat on a full transfer bus for 30 minutes while the employees continued to try and fit more passengers from the transfer onto a packed bus. No one seemed to be in charge to tell the bus to bring the passengers to the plane (literally 100 yards away) and come back fro the remaining passengers."
Pros: "The crew was very professional and friendly. Enjoyed flying with them. I was able to get a dinner voucher for the delayed flight. The plane is quite large and has decent leg room for all. Lots of movies to see and tv shows."
Cons: "The air traffic control computers crashed at KEF. So all flights to the USA and Canada were delayed 3 hours or more. My seat didn't recline evidently because I was at an emergency exit."
Pros: "Nice flight crew."
Cons: "Icelandair does not provide any inflight snacks or meals, even on flights 7 hour fights. Our flight was diverted and had to land in another city, where we had to sit in the runway for over 2 hours. During this time, we were not given any food."
Pros: "Loved everything! My wife and and I and our 6y and 7y boys were treated so well. The "Little Explorer" backpacks and complimentary kids meals. The extra leg room. The friendly and helpful staff. I would choose Icelandair over any airline I've flown in the past 10 years."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "They provided pillows, movies, and drinks."
Cons: "Everything else cost something: headphones, snacks/food, internet."
Pros: "Boarding process was very efficient and quick."
Cons: "Too many stairs in Manchester"
Cons: "No announcements were made that we were boarding, the flight was delayed (again - 3 out of 4 of our IcelandAir flights were delayed), and we boarded in the order that we were standing in line - extremely inefficient as everyone had to wait for everyone on the plane to put their bags away. This is handled much better in every airport I've ever been in, not sure why this can't be a MUCH better experience from Iceland."
Cons: "The airport at Reykjavik was rather crowded and hectic, it did not detract from the quality of the flight and of the airline in general but it was a rather cramped place"
Pros: "flight itself was fine and on flight service was good. Flight was cheap."
Cons: "Strikes at the airport in Iceland are causing significant delays and causing people to miss connecting flights all over Europe and in the US. The airport was completely jammed with people waiting to fly out to the point you could not access the bathrooms. My checked bag also must have been left outside in significant rain for quite some time because it was soaked completely through with water. I had a thick wool blanket on top as well as my clothes in packing cubes and it was all soaked with water. Terrible!! You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Decent airline ( you never hear of problems or disasters with them) and good pricing. Flight attendants professional and polite. Enough legroom. Loved the "Northern Lights" colored light display on the ceiling before takeoff! Good viewing choices at seats but headphones should be free."
Cons: "Keplavik airport MUCH too crowded!! Very poorly planned airport with hundreds of people squeezed into a small hallway for 5-6 gates -- really dangerous! A quick evacuation for any reason would have been impossible and there would be many many injuries. Not nearly enough seats for people waiting and this is a huge problem too. No free snacks of any kind on flights not good. Jetways very slow to attach to planes. International flights not near building -- why not? No water fountains. Not enough signs for people disembarking and they had to push through dense crowds--this did not make them happy. This new airport needs a serious redesign or much better in and out flights scheduling!! Dangerously overcrowded!"
Cons: "Delayed wait for takeoff resulting in issues for those with connecting transportation"
Pros: "Everything...smaller planes, fewer people, quick loading, unloading, small Reykjavik airport equals less of a layover. I will always try Icelandair on my quite frequent UK trips I even like safety video!"