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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "The scone and roll were blah and dry - and so much bread in one meal!!! My seat charger didn’t work :("
Cons: "Squishy space and very late flight unfortunately"
Pros: "The crew were lovely and the seats were ok."
Cons: "Not a lot to Improve on to Be fair"
Pros: "Crew was great. Flight was on time and crew helped the boarding process go smoothly. It was nice to get a beer or wine at no additional cost."
Cons: "Seat was shockingly small, even for economy class. TV was poor quality."
Pros: "Business class on the 737 is somewhat basic compared to Virgin Australia's A330, but you still get the same great service, and the food is terrific."
Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Cons: "For starters our cabin crew were the worst. The first service I had ask for a snack and no napkins. Dinner service was like just chucking food down in front of you. Then a stewardess looks me dead in the face and passed me for the drink service, then she said she thought I was asleep."
Pros: "The crew was maybe average, that was still the best point."
Cons: "Extremely tight space. The food was almost inedible. Awful."
Cons: "They have to uptade the airplanes"
Cons: "Unfortunately because the flight was delayed 2 times I was going to going to miss my connect flight to London. So I canceled my trip. I would appreciate a refund as I don’t understand what all the delays were about"
Cons: "Bad entertainment system"
Pros: "My flight was canceled and Virgin Atlantic gave us a free room in the hotel Ramada. My next flight was at 18:55 and I asked Virgin Atlantic agent am I allowed to stay in the room until time for my flight comes, he confirmed yes and gave me breakfast, lunch, and dinner voucher. However, next day around 12 I got call from Front Desk that I have to leave my room right away because it's time to chack out and If I want to stay longer I have to pay. I called Virgin Atlantic agancy again and the agent run my information and said to me I can stayin the room longer. After that I called front desk to confirm that but they said they didn't hear anything from Virgin Atlantic and I have to leave the room by 1pm. All of this was really unpleasant!"
Cons: "I didn't like anything. I didn't like the communication between Virgin Atlantic with travelers, communication between Virgin Atlantic and hotel Ramada. Everything was really poorly."
Pros: "- Special meals available for those with dietary restrictions. - Friendly cabin crew."
Cons: "- Boarding kept getting delayed without any warning. - Duty free purchase was meant to be collected just before boarding the plane but mine was not there. This was not so much an issue but the man said he would have my bag sent to my seat and I was subsequently approached by a crew member who asked for my receipt. Which he was holding in his hand. I would have thought it would be quite easy to confirm the person without them having the receipt as the their name and seat number is on the receipt but he had to go back and check if it was okay. - Found it hard to sleep on the overnight flight due to uncomfortable seats. Would probably not be an issue in upper class. - No comment on entertainment as did not use it."
Pros: "Good collection of movies"
Cons: "To pay for luggage for international flights while on their website it says i dont have to pay if im going to South Africa. The food was not so great."
Pros: "The food was great. The flight attendants were very courteous and took excellent care of all passengers"
Cons: "Long flight lol j/k can't help that. It was a great flight, no complaints"
Pros: "modern comfortable plane, in flight entertainment was good, service was outstanding."
Cons: "food was meh at best, seats in economy are tight and there is no legroom"
Pros: "Movies. Meals. Wine. Freq"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, and ruined my trip, Customer service doesn't pick up the phone"
Pros: "While seats were close together (little knee space), the plane was 1/2 full, so lots of space in adjoining seats. Nice crew."
Cons: "Delay in boarding - not clear why. Can never get the wireless entertainment system to work."
Pros: "Nothing much"
Cons: "MEL/AKL 7/7 FLIGHT CANCELLED. NO NOTIFICATION SENT. Online system down. .....try later. Had to call Philippines. Eventually got transferred to Air NZ 777.Great flight .... would never use Virgin again. AKL/MEL FLIGHT 13/7 CHANGED FROM 6:30 TO 7:50 TO 8:10. No advice. Online system down. Unable to get updated status. 20mins call to Philippines. No apologies.Ended up on an A330 800 .No USB points. Got a seat, but everything from cushions to Coke had to be paid extra. At be slightly cheaper, but no better than Tiger"
Cons: "Everything incl customer service at the airport"
Pros: "Service and food are good. Crew very friendly and tries to please everyone."
Cons: "Chair could be more comfortable compared to other seats who transform without turning over. Still - much much better than BA."
Pros: "Good Service. Great attitude of flight attendants..early arrival. smooth flight."
Cons: "despite purchasing 'extra legroom' seats, it was still very, very crowded and tight."
Pros: "Lovely food and staff. Lots of food."
Cons: "The seat pocket in front of me was broken. I didn't want to make a fuss but one would have thought during checks pre-flight that should have been noticed and rectified. I was flying with my family including my 4 yr old and we had lots of toys to keep her entertained but had no where to put them apart from on our seats and tables when we were allowed to have them down."
Pros: "Flew virgin after long time and kind of disappointment with comfortable seats. seats space is tight and legs space as well with some box under the seat."
Cons: "seat comfortable and let space"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled on Christmas Day, but we had to stand in line to wait to get onto another flight on another airline. They were so slow that the flight they tried to put everyone left and then they offered ZERO assistance to get another flight and wouldn’t even refund my ticket, just told me after waiting 3 hours to call whoever I booked with for a refund."
Cons: "Once In London, we were told by British Airways that was flying us to Nice that Delta had “lost” our infant electronic ticket - It took 1.5h to get new ticket reissued! We missed our connection and had to wait 3 more hours for the next flight - We were somewhat lucky as multiple flights were delayed/cancelled that day - I will avoid using Virgin Atlantic in the future as they need Delta and British operate their flights and this makes it prone to issues like that"
Cons: "Seats in economy are way to small and very uncomfortable if tall. Too close to the seats in front of you. I was miserable all the way to London."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and attentive through out flight."
Cons: "I always think Virgin's meals are the WORST among those of all the airlines I use. PLEASE LET THE VIRGIN COMPANY KNOW THIS FACT. The touch screen of the DVD player did not work well so it was a frustrating experience."
Pros: "Crew was professional."
Cons: "Couldn't stretch my right (window side) leg. Display quality was poor."
Pros: "I was very impressed by the generosity you show concerning food och drink. the staff was kind and glad."
Cons: "I never understood how to connect the earphones to the screen so I couldn't ser any movie. But - I could have asked the staff of course ..."
Pros: "We paid extra for more legroom and it was totally worth it."
Cons: "The regular seats were so lacking in leg room that I could not cross my legs, reach the floor to get my glasses when I dropped them, or even get my carry-on out. There is no way to get into the "brace for impact position" with arms over your head and head in your lap! This is really unsafe, not to mention really uncomfortable. The flight was long, so comfort would be nice! Our first flight was regular seats and I was pretty miserable and I am a slender woman 5'6". The extra 3" was great, and we had to pay more on the return trip. The FAA should be investigating seat size and safety on planes."
Pros: "Choice of movies was good, but told the flight over was better. I flew another airline. Had no issue checking one bag in for free, but I think that is standard on an international flight."
Cons: "Entertainment systems take up foot/bag space underneath the seats. Was not able to get more than one glass of wine, even though I missed the first beverage service, that is my fault though, but I don't recall it being an issue getting a drink between services. Entertainment systems had contrast issues and it seemed like a lot of people 8 - 10 had issues since they were using iPads instead of the built in monitors. A lot of wear showing on the entertainment systems remotes."
Cons: "the child got the same food as us due i did not make clear i need a child food, now i am asking : is not clear that in that seat is a child of 4 years old ?"
Pros: "Not having to pay for a checked bag. The check-in process was very easy The bag drop-off line was pretty speedy."
Cons: "The airline stewardesses moved very noisy passengers next to me and talked to them the whole flight."
Pros: "Virgin Premium economy offers a great up-grade on economy. Seperate check in (faster), seperate boarding (earlier), better food, service and more room than economy."
Cons: "There appears to have been an increase in cost above that you expect percentage wise. There has been reduction in the quality of the food."
Cons: "One toilet not working"
Pros: "Great seat. I did the upgrade and it was so comfortable ...good food."
Cons: "They closed the shades immediately when we took off. Creepy"
Cons: "Crew had poor communication, didn't seem friendly or helpful, no food given for free and no warnings fhat this was the case. Flight was delayed at takeoff And they did not accurately tell us how long the delay was"
Pros: "The crew"
Pros: "The crew,food and entertainment the food has improved, the ground and flight staffs was very pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "We were flying to Miami, then into a cruise,weighs restrictions,we were find a100 dollars for a couple more kg, we were on holiday for nearly three weeks"
Pros: "Friendly crew and good food"
Pros: "Everything except the plane itself"
Cons: "Plane cramped"
Pros: "Seat Legroom Comfort Food Service Crew ... amazing!!!"
Pros: "Overall, great flight. The gentleman in LAX waiting for us late arrivals from the connecting flight from MSP was very capable and helpful, going into action for us so we could make our tight connection, in which the others should have already boarded."
Cons: "Knowing where my bags were, and if they'd made it with me."
Pros: "Entertainment had a good selection"
Cons: "Seat very narrow. I'm a 5'5" 135 lb female."
Pros: "There were lots of choices of movies. The flight was only half full, so I got two seats together to stretch out."
Cons: "The cups for water and juice were very small."
Pros: "Top notch for a long economy class flight. Great new plane!"
Pros: "free wine, good food, and friendly cabin crew? what more could you want? oh, a good variety of entertainment. I watched two documentaries and "The Lobster" a great choice, never would have seen it otherwise."
Cons: "The seat cushions are really hard and not very comfortable to sit on for a long flight. If you could get a higher density foam that would be great. my bum was a bit sore/uncomfortable."
Cons: "Again all was perfect"
Pros: "The plane was very new everything was good"
Cons: "Nothing considering the situation"
Pros: "Everything was better than expected."
Pros: "Hmm pilots safety records paid over 2500 for comfort eats wanting to feel a bit more special"
Cons: "Food was awful service main cabin mediocre at best I don’t think delta realizes how important all the customers are not just business class as we do have choice out there throwing the piece of chocolate out there at the end to a horrible experience doesn’t make it ok"
Cons: "Food is always bad."
Cons: "Cheerless stewards could perk up."
Pros: "Always Veg Meal for All"
Cons: "N A"
Pros: "Good choice of movies but not all have subtitles, which comes in handy since phones are not really good. Food was great!"
Cons: "Seating pitch is just not acceptable for 10+ hrs long flight! I am tall (1.92 cm) but there are taller people than me and there is just no way they can sit in economy class seat! That is basically some kind of racism.."
Cons: "Boarding wasn't by zone but all at once."
Pros: "Food, timeliness, comfort"
Cons: "Not sure"
Cons: "Ear buds that allow me to hear the movies clearly; better equalization of the treble, bass and volume. I had to constantly turn volume up and down because of fluctuations in the movie sound track."
Cons: "Customs when we arrived in MPLS. Around 300 people get off the plane and they have 1 TSA agent checking passports. Terrible staffing and management on their part. Pretty sad!"
Pros: "top notch KLM are the best"
Cons: "KLM staff at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam was rude and unprofessional. I will not fly with KLM again."
Cons: "Change the movies more ofti"
Pros: "the food was really top notch and service was great and friendly"
Pros: "Good seating, great food, good service."
Cons: "I fly regular this was an excellent flight"
Pros: "Easy and on time and Delta Comfort is always the best. Easy boarding process too!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Pros: "Excellent hospitality I asked for a cup of coffee at an odd time, the attendant went out of his way to brew fresh pot and served me, instead of just saying "Sorry sir, we don't have any coffee at this time....""
Pros: "The stewards did an awesome job leaving me a chocolate snack and an chicken wrap while I was sleeping!! Definitely a pleasant surprise to wake up to"
Cons: "They run out of options because I was sitting at the tail of the aircraft. So I didn't eat much."
Cons: "Food service seemed a bit rushed. The cart came by to retrieve trays and I wasn’t finished yet."
Pros: "see above"
Pros: "When we need help but nobody come to help ."
Pros: "Crew were nice. Flight itself was short. Was quick boarding considering how busy the flight was"
Cons: "Plane was very old. Seats were rigid and not very comfortable. No entertainment. Just basic really."
Cons: "Just not very pleasant, I guess you get what you pay for"
Pros: "All the attendants were very nice. The movies were great, but ones I would have liked to watch were not on your list."
Cons: "There was no Christian music on the music section."
Pros: "seating placement was perfect..."
Pros: "Going back home to the US"
Cons: "I had 15 hours layover in Amsterdam so I got me a hotel.one hour after I got to the hotel I got a notification from Kayak app asking me to go get my bag from Schiphol. My bag was supposed to be directly shipped to PDX. I had to leave my hotel back to the airport and spend 2 hours trying to find it only to be told that it was going to PDX. I lost my $170 hotel room, over $70 for taxis and ended up spending the night on the floor at Schipol. I do not think I'll ever use Kayak again. The travel guarantee is a joke too."
Cons: "Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di"
Cons: "No dairy free options!"
Pros: "I love the overwhelming positivity exuded by the stallions in business class. Sometimes good things happen to mediocre coffee, others not so lucky!"
Cons: "The guy next to me looked like Joel Osteen and his daughter was actually Cardi B. I could feel the existential dread coming from their tray tables. Also, Lemon and Caramel cheesecake? What an awful flavor combination."
Cons: "Dutch sub titels on fims would be good"
Pros: "Food was good Movie technology was good Staff was helpful Aircraft was spacious"
Cons: "Not a lot of family movie selection"
Pros: "Everything was Excellent"
Cons: "Excellent job and keep it up"
Cons: "Pasta on board is heavy, lighter meal option is preferred"
Pros: "I was able to sleep!"
Cons: "Could not get comfort upgrade"
Pros: "None of it!! Poor selection"
Cons: "All of it. Again poor selection"
Pros: "the inflight service and the quality of food was outstanding."
Cons: "some choice of indian movies would be appreciated."
Pros: "Food was best in a long time. Steak salad was excellent, as was the little chocolate mousse."
Pros: "The airlines: KLM and Delta were great."
Cons: "The lines at TSA! Alng with hundreds of other people, we missed our connecting flight. I was ashamed to see such an awful mess in the US. It was like entering a third world country run by incompetents."
Pros: "Staff was amazing and pleasant. Had decent food and as much comfort as zone 3 can offer."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Flight delayed. Had to hurry to get to my train."
Cons: "Smooth and easy"
Pros: "Good for an economy flight"
Cons: "Too long"
Pros: "Delta fed us so well. They made sure we were as comfortable as possible. The flight attendants were nothing short of kind and always smiling. Even the pilot was very ethusiastic over the intercom before the flight. He made jokes and everyone laughed. In fact, it was the most I've ever heard from a pilot on any flight in my life. I would rate this the best flight I've ever had. Thanks, Delta!"
Pros: "Got to the destination"
Cons: "Viaje corto"
Pros: "The help from the checking agent after we found out Lufthansa canceled my daughter and mine flys coming back home without any explanation and notification"
Cons: "Having more than one person at the curtesy desk when half the plain’s luggage was left in Germaine"
Cons: "Space is limited even for a small built person. Too crowded considering long the travel time"
Cons: "The plane is still on the run way waiting for a gate & I’ll miss my shuttle bus to my next stop. Darn..."
Pros: "Seat is small"
Cons: "On time boarding"
Pros: "Was nice and pleasurable"
Cons: "My seat was assigned to someone else and I paid for an upgrade but got a center seat with less legroom than what I paid for"
Cons: "A lot to improve on the seat size for comfort."
Cons: "Again miserable muslim meal with only vegetables! Not enough room in the cabin for the personal bags that I had to put it under my feet for the whole trip ( +10 hrs ) having my legs stuck between the seat and the bags ."
Cons: "Standing outside of the plane in the freezing hail, when my clothing was completely unequipped for it"
Cons: "My luggage was not given to me at the same day of my arrival to Chicago and I am still waiting for it."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "An hour + delayed departure and arrival."
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "We were well taken care off for a short flught"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The automatic boarding system was slow"
Pros: "Just. O k regarding. foof"
Pros: "The after dinner cognac was nice."
Pros: "The movie options where not great."
Cons: "Movie options."
Pros: "Last year I flew Air France. Lufthansa is far superior!"
Cons: "No boarding advantages as a star alliance silver member."
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."
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: "Upgrade to business class. Staff was accommodating"
Cons: "Seats were situated next to the bathroom"
Pros: "Safe and efficient transportation."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't functioning so there weren't any viewing options presented. The crew failed to mention that the United app provides movies on your phone."
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: "The crew was great, very friendly and attentive. Sitting in Economy plus is acceptable comfort wise. Captain was very communicative when there was a mechanics issue and delay, much appreciated."
Cons: "United check in desk was unnecessarily long wait, other airports/airlines have a better flow. The screens on the seat backs on 767 are ridiculously small and stuttery. The main meal was not very good, pasta sauce was gross, could've done better with prego."
Pros: "We arrived 15 minutes early, which is always great!"
Cons: "They ran out of the chicken for dinner and only had manicotti left, which was horrible! No apologies for running out of 1 of the 2 options. The audio was horrible. In order to watch the movies, I had to hold the cord in 2 places in the exact right manner, or it would cut out and there would only be silence. Not fun trying to maintain that position for 9 hours."
Pros: "Nice plane, fast boarding, more room."
Cons: "Needs more lavatories"
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"
Pros: "Staff attentive. Came by very frequently."
Cons: "The plane boarded late and arrived late so we almost missed our connection."
Pros: "We got there"
Cons: "Seat back entertainment? What a joke! It was like watching a movie on a Motorola Razr (or my old Ericsson flip phone). Surly old battle axe sky waitresses. 90s vintage plane interiors. Need I go on?"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The flight was relatively empty, so I got to stretch out across three middle seats and sleep for the entire duration of the flight. The crew did a wonderful job of serving the food and clearing away very quickly. They were very friendly overall."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't the best I've seen -- but I barely had a chance to use it, so I'm not complaining."
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: "A worker at the check-in stand in Schiphol airport was very rude. We didn't get Lufthansa even tho I booked through them. And instead we got America airlines."
Pros: "Being assigned seat only ten minutes before take off is not ideal"
Pros: "Friendly personal"
Pros: "This Transavia Airlines is not good at all."
Cons: "Many things cheaper does mean better."
Cons: "KLM lost my suitcase and did not deliver it until three days later... They refused to compensate me for having delivered the bag with broken articles inside (A pair of Rayban Wayfarers!)"
Cons: "Wifi on klm"
Pros: "Confort and kindness"
Cons: "It was too cold"
Cons: "When its rain we shouldn’t walk to the air plain"
Cons: "All of the less than good, obvious!"
Cons: "Delay due to strike"
Cons: "Everything was OK"
Pros: "Great airline"
Cons: "The plane is so old..,"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The aircraft"
Cons: "No overbooking next time!"
Cons: "Don’t be late"
Pros: "Seats super comfy. Ended up with 3 seats to myself that formed a bed for the lap Uk to NZ. Very nice!"
Pros: "Great plane and staff"
Cons: "Too hot inside the aircraft"
Pros: "No delay and nice staff"
Cons: "They left my bag off the plane. Ridiculous."
Pros: "Everything was smooth and effortless."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything."
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Pros: "Cabin facilities"
Cons: "They didn’t bring one of my bags"
Pros: "Nice seats. Only seats with a row of 2, which is what I wanted,"
Cons: "not really"
Cons: "lost baggage"
Cons: "I booked tickets via Delta, operated by KLM. They lost both of my check in bags in September, and it happened again today for the same scheduled flights. Had 4 hours of layover and KLM still wasn’t able to manage it."
Cons: "None of our 4 checked bags arrived with us. This was despite ample connection time (2+ hours) in Amsterdam."
Pros: "Amsterdam airport and Rome airport were as breeze to navigate, even only knowing English"
Cons: "Still waiting to board after missing this connection had to be booked on another airline"
Pros: "I slept pretty much the whole time"
Cons: "Didn’t happen."
Cons: "The movie selection did not seem extremely varied."
Pros: "expedited check in with nice staff. Security staff were pleasant, and the entire check in process for everything was easy"
Cons: "there was no lounge close to our departure gate"
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: "Delayed flight but staff apologized as for safety reasons."
Cons: "Very late arrival"
Cons: "Bag was lost"
Cons: "Amesterdam airport employee was really rude"
Cons: "They didn’t let us board the plane. Allegedly the plane was changed and make us travel by train!! They offered us a compensation but we haven’t heard from them yet. Not good experience at all."
Pros: "Catering is ok"
Cons: "Seats comfort really old school"
Pros: "I was upgraded to Buisness so, no complaints"
Cons: "No Marlboro light cigarettes on the duty free shopping cart"
Pros: "They were awesome."
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "I requested low fat meals. The first one, was OK. But they forgot my request for the second one."
Pros: "Enough space good wine and on time"
Pros: "captain was great."
Cons: "Since we had two extra bags (paid for in Chicago), they demanded to see my receipt before we could board in Amsterdam to Nairobi. We had trouble locating the receipt and we were not given an explanation as to why we needed it again. We were traveling with 5 kids including an infant and we were not allowed to board until we found the receipt. I thought surely they would have record that I had paid, but I guess not. We were the last to board and all very stressed out. The staff seemed not to care the least in our troubles."
Cons: "My Kosher meal never made it on-board. The cabin (and the airport) were way too cold"
Cons: "Opodo messed up my booking. I reached the airport only to find out that the booking was cancelled by Opodo though I received an email from Opodo 24 hours before advising me to check in on the flight. As I was busy with some construction work at home I thought I would check in at the airport. Opodo advisors were not helpful on the phone and I ended up missing a family get together due to their incompatibility."
Pros: "Seats are nice and comfy"
Cons: "Flight was late. Ground crew were atrocious and lost passengers and then insisted on counting the whole plane twice (as they got it wrong the first time). The flight was delayed by 4hrs in total and then Aerlingus denied compensation was due. Appalling performance"
Pros: "Fast moving to baggage claim area."
Pros: "I liked the fact that Aer Lingus screwed up so badly that I got to fly United back to Chicago instead of Aer Lingus."
Cons: "They could have gotten us to and from our destination on time. Ten hours late coming in and 24 hours late getting out. They could not have lost our luggage for 5 days. The logistics people haven't a clue. I feel sorry for the customer service people who have to work for this organization."
Pros: "No problems"
Pros: "I always look forward to flights on Aer Lingus"
Cons: "My luggage was lost and is still lost"
Pros: "Excellent service, staff and airplane was clean and comfortable."
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."
Cons: "Very dirty. Waste in the seat back, gum on the floor"
Pros: "Quick efficient"
Pros: "Boarding was simple."
Cons: "Lost luggage the whole trip. Wasn’t offered any reimbursement. Didn’t receive my luggage until after my trip was over."
Cons: "Tight plane. Curry? Really? Couldn't get boarding pass for partner airline until I got to the airport. Never again! Amateurish airline. Directions from staff made us go through security again."
Cons: "Plane was an hour late leaving."
Cons: "delay before take off was one hour"
Cons: "Delayed over 3 hours due to a mechanical problem"
Pros: "Much roomier than other airlines."
Cons: "One Staff member was in a very bad mood and didn't bother hiding it. The others tried to compensate for her. The arm rest do not go all the way up."
Cons: "After booking 2 months in advance to be placed at the LAST ROW next to the toilets? I will think long and hard before booking Aer Lingus."
Pros: "I liked doing immigration in Dublin rather than Chicago, even though the process was lengthy. We couldn't understand why, having done the automated system, the process was virtually repeated at the immigration desk. Queues were very long."
Cons: "As above plus my husband's seat arm was broken. The inflight entertainment system was a joke. Back of seat screens fitted but not working. Very distant ceiling screens and only one working before the whole system failed. Not acceptable on a long flight."
Pros: "The cree's energy and friendliness ."
Cons: "I don't think there were movies to be watched on the individual screens."
Pros: "SItting on the aisle near the toilets"
Cons: "Seat curved up on the sides which strained my back & thigh muscles."
Cons: "No USB ports"
Pros: "i liked nothing from the experience on this leg or the journey. I was frustrated and angry."
Cons: "The check in procedure in Amsterdam took almost two hours. Then I was late to the gate. There was no assistance getting to the gate for none of the passengers who experienced these delays."
Cons: "Cheap headphones given out for the movies, almost impossible to hear speech"
Cons: "Everything from start to finish incompetent."
Cons: "Alcohol was not even included during meals"
Pros: "No complaints."
Cons: "Internet was pricey."
Cons: "The call for boarding was hard to hear and disorganized. A very long line had formed and then a group of other people started another line near the beginning of the first line and were just jumping in. No staff members took charge and corrected the second line."
Pros: "Overall a good experience"
Cons: "Head phones, Real hard to hear sound, very poor quality"
Cons: "Delay after delay for hours and hours, and not even complimentary wine and beer like other airlines. Finally we're provided with a meal voucher after every restaurant in the terminal had already closed"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal had to be ordered ahead of time."
Pros: "Ticketed straight through."
Cons: "Everything ok"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Check in was not working on line. Very frustrating."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Delayed by 30 min"
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: "staff on board aircraft were all very friendly"
Cons: "More check in staff. electronic check in quiosk. more organized way for check in bags. DON'T LOOSE LUGGAGE! Shorter wait times."
Pros: "Absolutely splendid staff and flights that we had. They made us feel right at home!"
Pros: "Free movies and tv"
Cons: "Had to go through security twice"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Chairs sit ok"
Cons: "Display screen hard to navigate, unresponsive after pushing ---etc. Audio of movies difficult to understand. temperature little too low"
Pros: "The staff was all very kind and helpful! Thanks!"
Cons: "Only a simple delay due to weather."
Cons: "Read above"
Pros: "variety of movies available especially Irish movies and shorts"
Cons: "Seating space too cramped"
Pros: "Boarding and takeoff quick"
Cons: "absolutely no leg room"
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: "The connection between AMS and IAD at DUB was simply insane, only 10 minutes to walk back to security, us customs and another security check when the plane from AMS was parked NEXT TO plane I was about to board. Lost luggage in DUB because of it. Very bad experience !!"
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