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Cons: "Love Emirates - would fly it everywhere if I could!"
Pros: "The entertainment was really good. The movie options were good. It was really nice that the movies were free. The pilot did a nice controlled landing and take off"
Cons: "too many little children"
Pros: "The take off and landing was very good."
Cons: "The entertainments."
Pros: "The only good thing was the entertainment"
Pros: "Friendly crew, delicious food and the entertainment was above board."
Pros: "A good time to board"
Cons: "No offer of free water to drink on a 3.5 hour flight!! Staff didn’t smile at all."
Cons: "Needs to be a bigger plane for such a long trip. Crew seemed like they weren't happy to be on the flight. One bathroom was out of commission for our 14 hour flight and limited our section of the plane to one bathroom. The remaining bathroom was very dirty and lacked supplies. When I asked for some help to have it cleaned, the attendant told me she would have to lock it down but there was already a big line of people waiting to use it. Disappointed in this flight because it was so long with limited facilities. Enjoyed other times I had used Emirates but not this time."
Pros: "Crew, food, service"
Cons: "No respect from other passengers, lots of kicking seats, pulling on seats, babies crying. I will not take an Emirates flight from Dubai to Chicago again. I will choose another airline."
Pros: "Great business class seats with lay flat seats, attentive staff, great drinks, wine, food, recent movies and lots of choices."
Cons: "No separate pre-boarding area for business and first class. Beginning of boarding wasn't announced"
Pros: "I left my kindle reader in the seatback in my flight to Dubai. They found it and returned it to me on my retum doback to Chicago 3 weeks later."
Cons: "Lactose free meal was disgusting."
Pros: "Love the idea of informing every leg of my flight. Thanks"
Pros: "I loved the idea that i was considered for an upgrade it felt special and i thank the staff and the airlines for being so considerate and kind."
Cons: "Honestly, i cannot think of anything specific except that it was very chilly inside the business class."
Pros: "Friendly staff, great selection of entertainment!"
Cons: "There was nothing to not like"
Cons: "Not many old Bollywood movies to select from..."
Pros: "The crew, airplane"
Pros: "I liked the meals"
Cons: "It was hard to push my chair back"
Pros: "The entertainment, seats, and food were all good."
Cons: "My only complaint would be that I didn't feel the crew members were around unless food was being served. I got up and asked for water twice, and at one point I woke up to find I had just missed the serving of a snack but when I rang my bell for a crew member to come over no one ever stopped by."
Pros: "Hospitality and food"
Cons: "Seat assignment and boarding process"
Pros: "Crew were very competent and nice."
Cons: "There was not enough overhead space for my carryon bag, so had to go further back in the plane to find space, this caused a problem when disembarking."
Pros: "Good Price with on first priority"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Excellent friendly crew, comfortable seats. Drinks menu could have a little better variety (no Jack Daniels was a little surprising)"
Cons: "Usually I have enjoyed the food but the food on the return flight was not palatable."
Pros: "Once again, the food and entertainment selections were what I liked the most about the flight."
Cons: "The crew were a bit impatient with the passengers. There was a lady travelling with an infant, and she was not sure how to fasten the seat belt on the baby. It seemed to me that the stewardess was impatient in dealing with the passenger."
Pros: "Service was too notch. Economy Class was a bit tight for such a long flight. Still a great experience. Thank you."
Cons: "70 minutes waiting on tarmac for no obvious reason before 15 + hours flight is not nice, perfect weather, plane 4 hours before take off ready , but ATC allowed 14 small planes to over take us....Dubai airport big disappointment, not enough clean restrooms, overpriced ,not enough food courts ,only retail and duty free, boarding took double time than usual....for me no more Dubai,"
Pros: "Flights were booked back in May and Emirates did not make major schedule changes"
Cons: "Consistently late departures. Did not keep passengers informed about updated departure times. After serving the food, it took more than one hour to take the leftovers away. During the flight from Dubai -Chicago, hot beverages were served 1.5 hours after the food was served. Crew was not friendly at all. During the Chicago-Dubai flight a crew member basically yelled at passengers "open the windows" and I had to tell him to "ask nicely please). Emirates comes nowhere close to Singapore, Thai, or Turkish in terms of service."
Pros: "Great selection of entertainment available."
Cons: "Seat space was very tight, and my seat was broken (would not recline). Also, a toddler screamed for over 6 hours straight with no intervention from the parents or crew."
Pros: "On time and cheap flight"
Pros: "I did not like the vegetarian food that was offered"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly"
Cons: "food choices and entertainment options could be better"
Cons: "We specifically reserved AVM meal option and couldn't get that on flight. It appears that it was not only us but many passengers who reserved AVM meal option were complaining about not getting one. On 14 hours long flight not getting a good of your choice is bad."
Pros: "Flight was clean that's pretty much it."
Cons: "Medicore service tryed almost all major airlines this was the worst service."
Pros: "Excellent crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Restrooms needed cleaning And Boarding were unorganized"
Cons: "Seats were old and in row 44 & 45 would not reclineand others reclined too far."
Pros: "good crew, prompt timing, good food"
Cons: "long transit in Dubai"
Cons: "Leg space is very little.. Rest rooms were messy after a while."
Cons: "I didn't like the way they were talking to me about the strict rules on luggage weight limit. They asked to pay 30 dollars for one extra kg and even on the carry on bags. The staff who seemed to be a manager in Korea was telling me to leave behind everything as they are only allowing me total of 7kgs to carry on which includes my laptop (3kg already) and a small handbag! They are literally asking you to just carry your laptop, magazine and a toothbrush! Never seen this strict and stinge rules before. And they didn't even check my carry on weight when boarding after...after giving up my gifts to friends which were not worth paying extra 30 dollars! According to their seat allocation people who sat next to me seemed to be a double or triple size of me (No offence to these passengers) and I could not eat my meal properly because I had no room to move my arm. I asked politely to a crew to change my seat but they said it is full and gave me a cup of orange juice! How nice! I will discourage people to spend extra money on Emirates because you might not get the premium service you pay for!!"
Pros: "I cancelled the flight 6 hours after booking. The travel agency changed me $50 per passenger. The agent did not render any service whatsoever, but stole $100 from my visa card."
Cons: "Last minute surprise with re-routing to Chicago. Few options provided on Changed booking."
Cons: "When we landed we had to take the bus"
Pros: "Very helpful crew"
Cons: "I like almost every thing."
Pros: "Kind flight attendants food."
Cons: "Too crowded."
Pros: "Overall had a great flight.. Timing was good! Good food and very friendly staff. Love to travel with emirites again."
Pros: "Everything was beyond expectation. Emirate just blew United off my first class service radar."
Cons: "The long bus rode on the termac was the only disappointment. I don't know why that happen, but it shouldn't have happen after a long flight. And the buses had no seats in them. That is not right."
Pros: "I saw air hostess giving me the food which another passenger opened and has returned it."
Pros: "The flight schedule was on time"
Pros: "Customer service on point. Great food, comfortable seats. Availability of 2 check in bags is helpful for those who traveling for a longer time."
Pros: "The flight was on time , The crew was very professional ."
Cons: "The online check in wasn’t possible so I wasn’t able to choose my seat."
Pros: "They are professional all the way. They take great care of their passengers. The food was very good. They made sure we had as a comfortable trip as one can"
Pros: "Organized overall"
Cons: "Cabin way too cold"
Cons: "Delay in boarding by 90 minutes; I think it was a power failure in the boarding gate...computers didn't work. No air conditioning either. Ugh"
Cons: "I missed my flight from ABV to Istanbul. The customer representatives at the airport office couldn’t help me find or place me on another flight. They wanted me to purchase a new ticket and pay full price instead of the difference. The flight ime on my itinerary was 12:15a on Sunday (instead of 00:15) which confused me. My flt coming to ABV, airline left my baggage in turkey too and had no representative at airport to inform us what happened. Seems airline treats flights to Nigeria this way"
Pros: "A Lousy airline. Also for Americans: They don't issue visas to allow the passenger who lost their flight to go to a hotel. They stated that there was a diplomatic problem between Turkey and the US so they don't issues visas anymore to Americans. STAY AWAY FROM TURKISH AIRLINES!"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Lost baggage. Although promised to be delivered on the next day, it didn't happen. Still waiting for resolution of this issue."
Pros: "Food customer service touchcreen tablet in each seat. Tablet has access to free movies, shows"
Cons: "for those flying to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage or umrah, the crew is not knowledgeable on it."
Cons: "Previous flight cancelled due to weather conditions, and despite calling and having a lot of flexibility with time, we were unable to reschedule without massive charges. Our refund was quite low, and we will rebook on another airline. This, despite being a TK gold card member."
Cons: "the flight delayed for more than 2 hours the seats area was narrow in j-clas"
Cons: "I was supposed to be given two boarding passes through my check-in but I was given only one. This caused a lot of confusion on the Istanbul Airport. The staff there we unbelievably rude. They caused two passengers (on separate occasions) to miss their flight right in front of my eyes due to no apparent reason. They plainly refused to cooperate with passengers."
Pros: "Nothing, will never use this airline again."
Cons: "Worst customer service. Very uncaring and rude. Worst airline I have seen and I have traveled with many. Had doubts about using Turkish and a little less expensive ticket turned out to be the most expensive in many ways. Went to the gate 17 minutes early and the agents and the plane was there but was refused entry and was lied and told to go to gate 215 and missed the flight even though there were empty seats on the plane. Asked for help at the other gate but was given the run around and ignored by everyone and told to go to gate 214. After I went to gate 214 was told to go to customer service lower level. Turkish airline supervisor Mustafa Bogaz at Istanbul customer service held a grudge because I was upset and yelled at one of the supervisors and he told Mustafa and everyone not to help me and wanted to get back at me and said penalty in front of me to the customer service member I was speaking with. Mustafa lied and would not put me on a connecting flight and said I had to pay penalty and wait 24 hours. Told me to go to customer service outside the airport and would not call them after I told him I was ready to pay for a connecting flight and could not wait 24 hours and needed to go to work. Even though an American citizen was told needed a visa after waiting 1 hour in line and had to pay to exit the airport. The machine didn't work and the credit card was refused. Got stuck at the airport for 24 hours and missed work and a family event. Turkey is a hell hole and nothing works. Will never visit again. Mustafa 6 hours later was still holding a grudge and told another customer service member in Turkish in front of me to lie to me and say there was no emergency aisle seat available for the flight the next day. Got an emergency aisle seat the next morning when Mustafa wasn't there. Everyone in the customer service team including other supervisors took Mustafa's side and would not help me and lied. Everyone had no compassion and held a grudge."
Cons: "I didn't received my luggage same day Ithat was not find it and I had to wait 4 days to get it"
Pros: "Nothing, just the price"
Cons: "I had 2 flights and both were late, the plane seats is really not comfy and the plane has no entertainment"
Pros: "I love Turkish Airlines overall. Their bigger international airplanes have more leg room for a coach for longer flights. Crew were courteous and professional."
Cons: "I missing my bag 10 days and no any details"
Pros: "Crew nice, seats ok"
Cons: "Dirty! in seat pockets had trash on two flight in both my seat and wives seat. The tvs in the seats were filthy, hazy, smudgy. Just didn't look like they clean well in between flights"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Good food, nice details. Nice variety of entertainment."
Cons: "Entertainment system stopped working with about 2.5 hours left in flight."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and accommodating. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "There was no order or control when we got to the gate. Three lines were converging on one to get to the gate and no one from security or the airline was trying to have order."
Pros: "Best long distance airline I have flown to date."
Pros: "Cabin crew was quite attentive."
Cons: "Boarding at Istanbul airport took a very long time and was not organized. Meal preference was not recorded properly, so there was a scramble to find me a vegetarian meal. Flight was pretty delayed."
Pros: "The food was good, the flight attendants were mostly friendly and normal."
Cons: "While the flight attendants and crew inside the airplane were all friendly and nice , I can't say that for the employees inside the airport!!! They are the WORST employees I've ever seen! Multiple times, when I was trying to ask for help, they barely made eye contact or rudely ignored me! I was shocked! Never have I ever seen airport employees act so rude! One girl even was half asleep when I went up to her to ask for directions. She just pointed to the direction and didn't even look at me or say anything ! Never again will I fly with Turkish airlines."
Pros: "Clean, efficient."
Cons: "Inexplicably, food choices ran out and the crew were basically like tough luck...no explanation, aporigins or anything. My fiance who didn't eat meat was left eating bread and crackers."
Pros: "The quality of service, food and beverage variety, entertainment selection, and overall aircraft condition were superb. From the fresh flowers in the toilet rooms to the selection of top shelf alcohol, it was all first class, and all of this in economy. People who have not flown them will be amazed."
Cons: "The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the aircraft was a Boeing 777 which is new, but less roomy than the Airbus A330."
Pros: "Great service, awesome crew, delicious food, wonderful entertainment. They know how to take care of the people!!! My favorite aorline so far !!"
Pros: "Loved the food!"
Cons: "Although I had a book and good seat-mate, the movie screens stopped working after a few minutes for about 80% of us on the flight. That made for a very long 11 hr flight. There was no apology made to those of us with broken screens. and for boarding, the Airport screens when from no gate to "GO TO GATE" and we all rushed there, some of us 2 hrs early. They put us through security where we were stuck with no available restrooms for nearly 2 hrs before our flight. There was no reason for the rush, and there really should have been bathrooms for us."
Pros: "Everything was really great!"
Pros: "Security checks in a narrow area serving several flights to the USA took way too long time to board"
Pros: "Good timing"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "There was an amazing chef that specially made a meal for me since I am a vegetarian and there was not an option to order a vegetarian meal when I checked in."
Pros: "Great staff Best airline food"
Cons: "Nothing to not like"
Cons: "The food caused food poisining"
Pros: "It was a good flight, what one would expect from an airline. The crew came by the right amount with drinks, etc."
Cons: "I thought the boarding was a little irritating. They had a random extra security check at the gate, and the process made me laugh a little bit. I didn't see any value that this extra security was adding, and I'm all about extra security... just not this experience. On the other hand, the extra security was also very frustrating to me because my previous Turkish Airline flight had arrived late and boarding had already started before I even got off the first plane. I just wanted to get through the gate and be done considering the big rush the delayed flight caused. Also, part of the last meal served was salmon. There were no alternatives to non-seafood eaters, but they did have enough other food on the plate, which made the situation bearable."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seat room was small for me and hard to get comfortable. More leg room needed. Also Overhead compartments filled too fast and no room for my carry on."
Pros: "I love everything"
Cons: "Same as the above feedback. Why couldn't Turkish notify us when our tickets were cancelled? Why does a persons entire itinerary is cancelled even if there are medical reasons for no show. Horrible experience."
Pros: "not even close to bussiness class,ihate it ,bad seates&old aircraft,very expensive ticket with poor service. seems like acouch class to me I do by recommend it to any one"
Pros: "Flew from Athens to Chicago with a change of planes in Istanbul. Security was excellent. Flight crew very attentive."
Cons: "Luggage did not make the change of planes. Will receive the luggage in 3 - 4 days."
Pros: "The fight was great. Boarding was kind of hectic as no one really announce when we should board. All of a sudden people were walking out into the gate. Otherwise it was great."
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "They didn't serve or sell any alcohol on this flight :("
Pros: "Again, food and service were good. Entertainment options were sufficient."
Cons: "Once again issue with legroom, however, since this was a long flight, I had to find a row with an empty middle seat to be able to get through this flight."
Cons: "I've managed to book the seats that I really wanted for my parents; however the seats have been reasigned while boarding and they ended up in a row with less leg room."
Pros: "I loved the food and the movies that were available. Especially with such a long flight, it's good to be kept entertained"
Cons: "Space was a little tight, as well as the boarding process was not in order. Everyone was allowed to go in at once regardless of the group or where the seat was and that was a little frustrating."
Pros: "The crew from Kili to DarEsSalam was tired. A fresh crew worked from DarEsSalam to AMS and they were great."
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic. The passengers in the first boarding group had to fight through the crowd because there were no boarding lanes."
Pros: "The crew was very kind"
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: "Muslim food"
Pros: "KLM STAFF WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL"
Cons: "SOME CREW MEMBERS WERE ABIT RUDE. THEY NEED TO WORK ON THEIR ATTITUDE"
Cons: "The plane is so old..,"
Pros: "The aircraft"
Cons: "No overbooking next time!"
Pros: "KLM never disappoints, the cabin crew was extremely kind and helpful!. The food was great, nice leg room in regular economy class, thousands of movies and tv shows...it was great!"
Cons: "Well there was a LOT of turbulence but no one can control the weather and shout out to the pilot for giving us such a smooth landing a rough weather!"
Cons: "Not being 1 hour late"
Pros: "Great plane and staff"
Cons: "1. In Flight Entertainment 2. Controlled In Flight Temperature"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Passenger who needed wheelchair assistance it took KLM 50 minutes to get him off plane which delayed our boarding. KLM not prepared to handle passengers with needs"
Cons: "This was just a short commuter flight from Lyon to Amsterdam for connection."
Pros: "Food, entertainment and crew was exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Seats not great for such a long flight."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, seats were comfortable with enough leg space even without choosing extra space seats. It was my childhood dream come true to fly with KLM. It was really an exciting trip for me, just that it was short."
Cons: "Well, for me everything was on point. Those who have never travelled with KLM, I would encourage them to do so and I’m sure they will not regret."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Security check at gate; No priority"
Pros: "Crew was nice and efficient"
Cons: "Economy seats don’t recline enough."
Pros: "On time and friendly crew"
Cons: "Boarding needs improvement"
Pros: "Crew's hospitality, good music, good destination material, terminal info, good system overall"
Cons: "Less legroom, storage space, bad food, few movie options."
Pros: "Economy comfort was very nice, food decent, plenty of toilets to avoid overcrowding, and good entertainment selection."
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."
Pros: "And i got it 2 days later. I had to buy a lot of items which were in my suitcase The returning of the suitcase was awfull. In tge end after many phone calls I received it On the 18/12 evening, 2 days after my landing"
Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "Seat a little cramped."
Pros: "Last year I flew Lufthansa which was my worst experience flying ever. I thought the new standard was so low I would never fly to Europe again. I had heard KLM was good but I felt this was as good as could be expected actually much better. The food was even good."
Cons: "I would have to dream something up."
Cons: "wasn't able to take the flight since I missed it"
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Pros: "The staff tried to help me when it was evident we would not arrive on time"
Cons: "The connecting flight is too short of a time. We were late out of LAX and I missed my connection and had to sit in airport for 5 hours. Missed my grandson’s third birthday party. Just made me sad as Travelled from far to try to make it."
Cons: "Very slow service at checkin, was not even available when I arrived at the airport"
Pros: "punctuality of boarding and flight time"
Cons: "attitude of crew in business class: no sense of true hospitality"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "So many people on a 747!!"
Pros: "Great on board service from a very professional crew."
Cons: "Can't think of a thing."
Pros: "Travel on Crostian Airlines did not pappen. KLM flight to Munich was cancelled and I was rescheduled on Air Setbia to Belgrade, the Split."
Cons: "That it didn’t happen."
Pros: "Everything excellent. Comfortable seats in business."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing and disorganized"
Cons: "The movie selection did not seem extremely varied."
Pros: "The attendants took great care of us. Super smooth flight."
Cons: "Our total flight time was about 17 hours - MAD- AMS-LAX. My husband and I both have an internationally approved carry on luggages with us. When we checked in - they asked us to both check in our carry on luggage. The reason why is because they said they don’t think they have enough space for our carry ons. I told the crew member checking us in that other people that was checking in with the same hand carry size luggage with us had no problems taking it with them. For being about to be on a 17 HOUR FLIGHT we should be ALLOWED to have our carry ons with us! We take carry ons for that reason! I had to argue and prove my case to the crew member to atleast keep 1 carry on with us. I thought that was an UNACCEPTABLE reason for us to check in a carry on luggage when we had a 17 hour travel time ahead of us. Not a happy costumer here."
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: "Decent seat size. Sorta slept the whole flight."
Pros: "The staff the facilities the food all ******. Will definetly look forward to choose both delta and KLM"
Pros: "Excellent experience with the cabin crew."
Cons: "Seats on the 777 were too narrow. This 777 had a 3-4-3 seating arraignment, it would have been better with a 3-3-3, similar to a 787 configuration. With the current layout, even with an aisle seat, I was sitting in the aisle. And I am not a large person! The flight was full, so use the 787 and two daily non-stops. For a twelve hour flight, the food was only Okay, could have been better and with a better selection. Meal timing was poor."
Pros: "Of the multiple international airlines I recently flew with, I would have to say KLM was by far the best. Relaxing atmosphere, comfortable seating, great in-flight entertainment, although I have the go-go in-flight data/entertainment plan with t-mobile (highly recommended), the flight included a decent selection of movies, television programs, etc. The food far exceeded typical "airline quality," even for an international flight - and included a fabulous little snack box with locally sourced gourmet and specialty items such as chocolate from Belgium, fine cheeses from France, and crackers from England. Drinks = gratis, and crew was exceptionally attentive and went out of their way to make flight as pleasant as possible."
Pros: "Everything was good. The crew was very friendly and attentive. The plane was comfortable, with great entertainment on the personal screens. The food was delicious. Flight was on time and actually arrived early, but then we had to wait for a gate (not the airline's fault)."
Cons: "No complaints at all."
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."
Pros: "Night flight so no entertainment allowed sleeping"
Cons: "Kosher food could be improved"
Pros: "Food and drink service"
Cons: "Boarding pass facility"
Pros: "We really liked the KLM people, from the check in crew to the flight attendants."
Cons: "Airlines had no record of our pets flying with. Missed our flight even though we were there over 3 hours prior. Ruined the last day of vacation. Now we are waiting for the promised help in Amsterdam. No one is here. No one knows anything. Feel like crying"
Pros: "Service of the staff was great"
Cons: "Turbulence, with all our technology we still cannot avoid this?"
Cons: "Very bad seats"
Pros: "Boarding was an absolute mess. Seats were uncomfortable. Flight attendants did their jobs, nothing more"
Cons: "Just about everything"
Cons: "The flight was canceled 2 hours before taking off. I was transferred to later flight with Austrian airlines"
Cons: "3.5hours delay"
Cons: "Flight could not taken off in 7 hours delay"
Cons: "Have the plane on time"
Pros: "Crew was nice!"
Cons: "It was an old plane"
Pros: "Pilots did a very good job"
Pros: "The aircraft was big and clean, but the seats were not comfortable. No entertainment at all, not sure why it was list for review. My biggest problem was with their communicates. I booked this flight from Tel Aviv to London with 60min.layover in Warsaw, the schedule LOT offered. .The first leg to Warsaw was 30min. late without any announcement and no one mentioned about how it would affected connecting flights. So I asked the flight attendent before lading in Warsaw and she suggested to run throught the security. We thought we might have a chance as we were sitting close to the front rows. Nah, not so fast. It turned out that's not as rsimple as unning between the gates, everyone had to be shuttled to the main terminal and only the business class got a small van and went first, abd we were not allowed on that van even I told the guy we needed to catch the flight. Long story short, we finally made to the gate, Thanks to a LOT personnel pushed us to the front of security check and informed the gate we were coming. We literally RAN after the security to the gate. They reopened the gate to let us in and the aircraft pushed away right after we got on. The luggage, with that tight schedule, of course they would not be able to make the swich to London. So we had nothing except the cloth from Tel Aviv, its about 15C in tempture, we were freezing. Waiting for our luggage to be delivered to our hotel for warm clothes before we can go out"
Cons: "They lost my checked bag"
Cons: "the above"
Cons: "Entertainment system doesn't work at about 20% of the seats. Food is barely edible."
Pros: "The fact that the Dreamliner plane is kind of new, maybe just a few years old. How it is tinting the window The support which you have under the feet The fact that is offering more entertainment on the flight"
Cons: "It will be nice to have inside of the seats a button which can start a massager"
Pros: "Good flight attendants"
Cons: "Dusseldorf to Warsaw: Boarding terrible including assistance and messaging. - Boarding chaos - Late flight out of Dusseldorf (about an hour) - Just before landing, pilot announced all connections would be made - (and even mentioned chicago) - Connecting flight was gone when I arrived at gate, and I was quick in getting to gate from prior flight - next flight caused 5 hour layover in Warsaw Warsaw to Chicago Boarding terrible including assistance and messaging. - Boarding chaos - Late flight our ot Warsaw (about an hour) - no messaging at gate about reason for delay - kept increasing departure by 5 minute increments; started at 16:40 ended 17:05 (I beleive) - once boarding was complete, pilot said delay was due to wait for connections (boarding was an hour and 15 minutes late). Very frustrated"
Cons: "Boarding started on time yet we took off an hour late"
Cons: "On Monday, May 21, payment was made for 2 suitcases in the amount of $47. At check in next day we were asked to pay and paid 40 Euro for 2 suitcases. We told them that we already paid, to no avail. We would like to have an explanation. According to LOT luggage policy we should not be paying for 1 suitcase per person at all.."
Pros: "טיסה מהירה"
Cons: "יצא באיחור של 50 דקות"
Cons: "2 hours late !!!"
Pros: "Your crew manager was being very arrogant.. No tolerance at all"
Pros: "This time I found an ail place"
Pros: "Very good pilots, good flight without any noise or air pockets."
Cons: "The flight back departed in a delay of 40 minutes, we lended very late."
Pros: "Check-in smooth. Flight attendants pleasant, professional and service-oriented."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment offered a very conventional set of movies from which to select."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "We were forced to pay for our checked bag and it felt like a scam. We even showed the staff the website where it said free 1st checked bag and they said we don't work for LOT we work for airport. Very scammy to me. Felt very unfair."
Cons: "We were charged extra 50$ for our bags despite of Terms said that one bag up to 23kg is free"
Cons: "The airline left bagages of 30 passengers at Origen since AC was too small. Two hours at the airport to file report, have to wait for next flight Never again LOT"
Pros: "The flight was fantastic! LOT is ROCK! Thanks much!"
Cons: "No space"
Pros: "The service, 2 exits from the plain, blanket and pillow"
Cons: "No food and entertainment"
Pros: "The staff serve nice"
Cons: "Chronic failure in flight schedules"
Pros: "All the rest"
Cons: "I bought economy ticket, yet I had to pay extra for my suitcase"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "We where more than 3 hours late. Crew couldn't care less about even saying welcome to you. plane was filthy"
Pros: "Worst coustemer service"
Cons: "No one can offer help whether online or onboard"
Pros: "I liked having a backpack."
Cons: "My backpack went missing and I have not received any word as to where it is. I am very upset about this, and I will be calling the airline as soon as I return to the United States. I was guaranteed that my backpack would be sent to Warsaw and it was lost in transit. I am extremely angry about this."
Cons: "Our return flight was with LOT Airlines, that is why we had to fly with them one more time! Never again! We boarded on time but then we waited for 30 minutes over the departure time, at the gate, inside the plane with no explanation. When finally the captain says 'boarding completed' aaand we wait another 30 minutes without explanation. Finally after one hour from our initial departure time we departed. In total 2 hours waiting in the plane, no water because it took the crew another hour to prepare to serve drinks! Flight was supposed to leave at 16:50, we got water around 19:00. Shame! Food is horrible, service is bad! We landed 2 hours later then we were supposed to. It seems that being late and not give explanations it's something that it's characteristic for polish airlines!"
Cons: "Delayed one hour. This should not happen especially for an international flight"
Pros: "low cost service was good"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "We orderd the two tickets with 1 luggage for each person. When we got to the airport they told us that the luggage is not included and we had to pay additional 91 dollar per each luggage. They just tricked us."
Cons: "Flight late Seats uncomfortable"
Pros: "Flowers in the bathrooms."
Cons: "Unhelpful crew, bad food, no complimentary wine."
Pros: "Nothing was good"
Cons: "Seats are for small legs No food No water to drink"
Cons: "The worst crew I've ever seen"
Pros: "Lufthansa was nice (great service and friendly people) (the airline we actually took home)"
Cons: "I did not like that I couldn't get on the plane because we were still in Prague when it left"
Cons: "Huge line to get through security at Terminal 5 at O'Hare. One complain about the Boeing Dreamliner (not really Lot's fault): the new light sensitive windows can't be shut and can't fully block the light. When flying with the sun directly pointing on the windows some light still goes through and it's harder to fall asleep, plus it gets fairly hot"
Cons: "Almost 900$ for a ticket and no vine,no beer, no nothing.....maybe it's to cheap. ..."
Pros: "Great price."
Cons: "Cramped seats."
Pros: "Crew and food were great! All of my flights departed and arrived on time w/ no issues. Overall a great and pleasant experience!"
Pros: "The fact that I was not able to fly due to ethiad trying to make extra money was something I will Never forget"
Cons: "No airline has ever treated me this poorly. I hope this never happens ever again to anyone"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Cons: "I'm not picky with food but the Food was extremely bad tasting and at best tastelesss. That should never be served Anywhere! It was so bad that the first thing I did in O'hare is eat a meal, it never happened to me on an international trip. Drinks (soda and coffe) were limited and there was a shortage in them. Entertainment system was not working Plane was packed, spaces very tight"
Cons: "Same issues as my trip to Chicago, but this was a shorter duration so issues not as problematic"
Pros: "The flight from AMM to Abu Dhabi was excellent. Movie selection was excellent. Everything was excellent. The flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat was so so. It might be due to the short duration."
Cons: "Movie selection, sound system, seat and window shades on the Jordan to Abu Dhabi flight."
Pros: "The flight was perfect the flight attendants was also up to scale thank you very much for the nice flight"
Cons: "The fly agency supposed to advise me a hotel inside the airport I asked to be inside the terminal so I had to cancel the booking in there and lose money because the hotel they advised me was outside the terminal not inside"
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "1. Seat changes are done last minute despite booking the seats online with out informing us. I felt that there was no point securing online seating early. Difficult to adjust seats in the last minute. I was separated from my family. Given wrong information about seats. Had to real work with staff to finally get seats adjusted. Not very easy to work staff. Understanding of English is not that good. 2.Had problems checking the luggage all through despite connection was through star alliance. 3.Had to wait in airport in transit to get boarding passes. Did not understand why it was despite having booked seats early. 4.Seats provided were not good. 5.Also head phones didn't work. I told staff three times and still no response. Finally gave up i had booked because ratings were good. But service was not even close to expectations. Dissapointed."
Cons: "The seats we had were very hard to recline. For the first 8 hrs of the flight w my sister and I could not get the seats to recline The flight attendants would pass us by without asking we wanted anything to drink. We felt totally ignored particularly dine we were seat in the center two seats in the middle section."
Cons: "Cramed. Bad food. NO CONTROL ON SIZE OF LUGGAGE ALLOWED IN CABIN"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and top of the line service and treatment! Excellent customer service."
Cons: "Food was horrible. First of all, we didn't get what we had requested. On top of it, whatever they had provided was substandard. Especially whatever they had given as sandwich."
Pros: "Timings good."
Cons: "Wheel chair assistance very poor, I suffered a lot."
Pros: "I am extremely thankful for the service of ETIHAD Airline crew for their service. It was my very first time flying Etihad Airways and I was wearing a knee brace due t an injury yet the crew was able to accommodate me to a seat that had more leg room. Kudos to the staff and the airline crew for the great job they have done."
Pros: "The entertainment options are much appreciated. The crew was cheery and helpful. The meals were tasty."
Cons: "It's a really, really tight fit in Economy. Super hard on the knees and I'm a short person. It was even hard for my 7 year old to get into semi comfortable position to sleep. On the way over from Chicago to Abu Dhabi, the crew walked by with offers of water regularly and even snacks...we really missed this courtesy on the way back from Abu Dhabi to Chicago. Water was only offered during meals and it was hard to flag down an attendant for water."
Cons: "Food could have been spaced out more evenly during the flight. First meal came out like 3 or 4 hours into the flight, second meal came out like 8 or 9 hours after that"
Pros: "I like the Dreamliner , professional crew , on time boarding , takeoff and landing , respect to holy Ramadan regarding the way meals were distributed"
Cons: "Nothing honestly."
Pros: "A wide variety of entertainment available on board"
Cons: "The airline lost my luggage and the claim process is vague. I was told I will be contacted with my claims number at the airport. Thus far I haven't heard anything from the airline. The number given goes straight to voice mail."
Cons: "In the waiting area there was a smoking cabin nearby. It wasn't sealed properly and you could smell the smoke all around the gates. It causes me to cough. It would be nice if the room had 2 doors or else was located down a corridor away from the gates."
Pros: "In flight service and amenities"
Cons: "Long layover"
Cons: "I couldn't sleep on the plane."
Pros: "Overall flight experience was good, but the ground staff need to be more real time responsive and should own responsibility."
Cons: "My baggage is still missing and no one is responding to number presented on the sheet in Chicago, very bad. Please get my baggage to me and be kind to the customers in aftermath of the services."
Pros: "Professional staff, super helpful and accommodating, great with kids. Food is great if you like Mediterranean. Movies, TV, video games, music all free. Neck pillows for everyone on trans-Atlantic flights."
Cons: "New policy (thanks TSA) that prohibits laptops in the cabin. Have to check them and risk getting smashed."
Pros: "Excellent crew."
Cons: "Seat in front reclined too far back Fewer food options despite pre-requested meal."
Cons: "Hair was served in the food and the etihad airlines did not do anything other than offer a mere 10k goodwill miles and said even that they don't do but we're doing me a favor by doing so. I would never travel again on this airline ever."
Cons: "Food. Not served according to the menu. Kochi to Abu Dhabi -vegetarian. Abu Dhabi to Chicago __vegetarian no options. -Vegetarian food not tasty.At last before landing in Chicago some non veg."
Cons: "There was a bad odor of the bathroom, also I asked a blanket from the crew, then after 20 minutes I got it. Also the little rude dealing from the one of the crew. Little islamic programs"
Cons: "Food was too salty! Crew needs to be more helpful if passengers are non English speaking; they could show them how to stretch the chair and pull it up while eating. Crew could also ask passengers what kind of movies or entertainment they like and show them how to operate!"
Cons: "They took close to one hour to check us in and give us boarding pass. Once it was delayed, with no time to get things in time for security and boarding we had to rush with two kids. Although there was one checked bag allowed for infant according to the reservations they charged us 100$ for additional bag. Despite them delaying the Check in process they said if I don't pay for the checked bag I will miss my flight. This is becoming more and more of a problem with American Airlines and looks like Etihad cares less for this and they simply told me in Chicago that it was American Airlines issue and not theirs! This is totally frustrating and I will avoid American Airlines connections And future flights with Etihad as well. International travelers watch out for connections with American Airlines."
Cons: "Wheelchair facility should be prompt. we had to wait for an hour to get it.. Also it is not that spacious.."
Pros: "I thought the food was awesome, and not just for airline food. The vegetarian that I had was excellent. Crew was very friendly and helpful, plane was clean, seats comfortable. On the long flight we were all supplied (even in economy!) earplugs, a neck pillow, blanket and earphones. Everyone has their own little screen and the TV and movie selections were good, like having cable TV in the air, but no commercials."
Cons: "The ear plugs looked pretty cheesy, but I had my own and never actually tried them. I could always use more legroom, but that is a standard complaint I have with all airlines."
Pros: "Ground staff was good"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "On flight, the staff seemed to care little for even the smallest of request. On a 15 hr flight from Abu Dabhi to Chicago, I asked twice for coffee, once for juice and once for sandwich, and each time the staff told me to wait, once they were busy, once they were going to serve food in 45 minutes and once the sandwich was put away (I repeat, "put away"). My wife asked for mango juice, and they said, they do not have any left, they only had apple and orange juice. Within 10 min when they replenished the cart, they had mango juice. It seems that they were just plain lazy to do even to cater to the smallest request."
Pros: "Boarding, departure and arrival was on time. Check in staff very helpful."
Pros: "I was actually very sick on my 15 hour flight, no idea what it was, maybe bad food. The staff ensured that I had water, crackers and even had medication that saved me from the most miserable stomach pains I've ever had. Thank you again!"
Cons: "The guy in front of me reclined and I couldn't even use my tray at all. Had to hold me food and drinks in my hand. Unbelievable!!!!!! Horrible experience."
Pros: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Cons: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Food can be better and limited access to WiFi (free) would be great. It was too expensive per flight."
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "In other wise excellent service, carry on bag size policy is not practical, Please keep it similar to other airlines. Please don't expect us to get a separate bag size to fly on Etihad. This one headache which could remove Etihad from our future travel consideration."
Cons: "The nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around during the nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around once we landed and got our bags, were rebooked on new flights, were given hotel/food vouchers."
Cons: "They could not deliver my bags to the destination.. And chose to say all.my 4 bags were with customs.. The flight was delayed by 8 hrs and the way they handled the passengers was pathetic.. None showed any concern. They did not provide food during the wait time.. Every one just refers to go to some other person and no one answers.. This was the case for all the passengers.. I really hated to travel with them..they could not even give proper connecting flights after the delay despite stressing. I had call them and confirm my tickets after I was actually given a ticket in the airport.. I wasted 2 hrs and found that they gave me 2 diff flight for me an my wife despite me asking them.. And finally they told it was done.. Next day I try to check in and AA says there is no ticket.. I call etihad again, they booked to some other destination.. Had to change.. My travel with etihad was really very agonizing.. The food was even worse.. They judge u when u ask for non veg.. They said we take u guys don't eat non veg!!!! Pathetic crew..."
Cons: "Bad food choice for meals. Poor boarding sequence. Parking aircraft on cargo Area and then using buses to move passengers to the terminal at Abu Dhabi. Older planes compared to the new A380 on Emirates. Poor crew performance (not keeping up with the cleaniness of restrooms). 9 hour overlay at Abu Dhabi and no meal or other voucher."
Pros: "1. Good food with healthy options. 2. Clean bathrooms and always kept up 3. Polite and accommodating staff"
Cons: "1. Entertainment system is a dinosaur. Touch screens could be lot more responsive or please make the entertainment system a BYOD model - I'll bring my own tablet, etc. 2. The seat spacing between seats and between rows could slightly increase. I do know that airlines are constantly trying to keep prices low by increasing the number of passengers...but I believe there is room for a little bit of compromise there. The spacing now is only a tad bit roomier than a domestic flight...that seems a bit too greedy by the airlines."
Pros: "I will never fly with Etihad in the future. My bag was delayed for 7 days and the only retribution I will receive is about $100 from Etihad. The airline is almost impossible to reach since they have extremely limited hours in their baggage claims dept and it took about 5 days before they even located my bag. It was another 2 days before I actually received my bag."
Cons: "Rude staff"
Pros: "Spacious seats Decent service and staff"
Pros: "Air Berlin crew and plan were great"
Cons: "The terminal at TXL was outdated. We had to go through passport control to "enter Germany" unnecessarily between connecting international flights. Once in the gate area, there was not enough places to sit. People were sitting on the floor like animals."
Pros: "they only provided food coupons expecting us to run around enquiry tables in strange placeto find our way out to chicago. ultimately with 6hours delay we were able to reach our destiny with out our baggages in a new place."
Cons: "its past 3days since we reached Chicago with no fault of our we didn't get our checked in baggage."
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