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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The whole experience was amazing. For a long flight, I was expecting to be miserable. But I was oddly satisfied. From the nice spacious seats, the the smorgasbord of food (never been fed so much on an airplane) to the excellent staff service I was impressed. Even the bathrooms were clean!"
Cons: "I wish I could’ve chosen to have my meal later. I didn’t ask but it would be nice to have that option since I wanted to sleep when they handed out dinner."
Pros: "Crew friendly and courteous as always, plane had more legroom than most, entertainment tech was top-notch, and of course, EVA always has great food."
Pros: "There was so much good food."
Pros: "Comfortable seat with good storage and lavatories are clean and big."
Cons: "Seat space is too small. When serving drink and food, the crew put drinks tray above my head ,and passing food to other passenger right on top of my foods, I have to stop to eat . EVA Crews need to be train, learn how to more respectful, more professional...."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Little chilly in cabin"
Pros: "I enjoy visiting Japan. I love the cultural, the foods, the people, Museums, and architecture. I came specifically to celebrate my 65th birthday by climbing Mt. Fuji."
Pros: "Everything was very well organized and efficient. Plus the prices were so cheap! :)"
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Flew with EVA 16 years ago to Hanoi, Vietnam and again in 2018 to Hanoi, via Taipei. Very professional, attentive, good food, little amenities that make a difference in the overall experience of traveling. Very clean bathrooms, even after a 16-1/2 hour flight to Taipei it was still clean at the end of the trip. Food was good and plentiful, wine, spirits, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages offered. Came around at least three times on the leg to Taipei with food and water and when I wanted more water they gladly made sure I stayed hydrated on such a long flight."
Pros: "Mom got the flight but hearing good things about Eva Air, I can't wait to try!"
Pros: "I’m a frequent traveler and there is usually always a long wait when calling any airline customer service number. This is my first time flying EVA so I had several questions. I called 3 times in one week and was surprised that all my calls were answered within one minute. Well done!!!"
Cons: "I gave the representative my TSA pre approval information but found out later at the security check point they don’t participate in this program."
Pros: "Everything’s is good"
Pros: "very clean and tidy washroom. smiles on attendant's face."
Cons: "30 minutes delayed in boarding, 35 minutes late in arrival."
Pros: "Food, service was great."
Pros: "Food & entertainment"
Cons: "Some stewardess spoke English to fast & I don’t understand."
Pros: "Their performance were great!"
Cons: "No bad experience encountered. Everything went smooth."
Pros: "We were fed plenty of times, snacks and drinks always available, the crew was very kind and accommodating. They even had a vegetarian entree available for me!"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, efficient boarding, great selection of games and movies for IFE, good food. Totally satisfactory."
Cons: "I think they are unfortunately discontinuing the daytime departure JFK-TPE. Too bad as the combination of nonstop flight and evening arrival minimizes jet lag for me."
Pros: "Crew is nice and very accommodatingw, but food is not the same as it used to be ( this is my 3rd booking for Eva air) it’s not comfortable the space between roll a very tight)"
Cons: "Food, accommodation,"
Pros: "The food was good, and the bathroom was stocked well."
Cons: "The crew were pretty rude."
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Pros: "On time flights, great crew, efficient service, great price"
Cons: "More varieties of food choices"
Pros: "They made sure the second flight didn’t leave without me."
Cons: "Connection was way too tight and the first flight was delayed."
Pros: "I liked nothing"
Cons: "In spite of JFK airport shuting down due to Storm Grayson, EVA airline refused to cancel the flight until 1 hour before the time of departure! They wouldnt listen to my requests to change flights until it was too late. JFK airport put out a notice at 7:30PM stating that they woukd be closed until 7am the next morning. However, i recieved an email from EVA airlines AND Kayak around 9 PM stating that my flight was on time... the airport was closed!! Terrible organization... overall a really bad experience."
Cons: "Airline seemed to be extremely stingy with the food and beverages during my 12hr + flight. Felt like I had to fight for every little bit of extra scrap of food and explain why I needed it. It was also very limited options almost everything in the menu contained pork and if you did not pre-order a meal in advanced then it was hard for you to get anything else to eat. Airline also forces you to take out your headphones from the TV set almost 20 minutes before arriving for some odd reason. And on my flight we had a two hour delay on the tarmac."
Pros: "The vegan meals were tasty."
Cons: "Not enough leg room. Seating not wide enough."
Pros: "flight is on time. you can pre check. crew is helpful. amenities are there. one of the best long flights i had."
Pros: "Overall good"
Pros: "Plane was clean, blanket and pillow comfortable, attention during scheduled meal and snack services good"
Cons: "Food a step down from what it was during last flight a few years ago. Movie selection meager. Flight attendants could make a few more rounds to check passenger needs."
Pros: "The seats,movies and food"
Pros: "They were very efficient and did their job well. Entertainment systems worked well, were easy to use and the controls didn't impede use of armrests. I didn't measure the recline but it seemed a little more than typical. The food was very good."
Cons: "Entertainment choices were too few, and there were only a few newly released movies."
Pros: "The food, service,the smooth take off and landing, less announcements, seats are spacious enough"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and tasty food. Very prompt stewardess and good manner. Passengers are well behave."
Cons: "Long wait to check in. No information on the late check in. Information regarding lounges was not provided or apparent. Web site did not have this info."
Pros: "The best I was ever treated in economy class. New equipment less than-year-old 777 300. nice flight attendants that seem to be concerned about your comfort.The food was actually decent and legroom for this 15 hour flight. American flag carriers watch out.learn from your nationalist Chinese masters"
Cons: "Our first leg of the trip started at JFK with a one year old 777 300, economy was 3-3-3 seating arrangement The second leg from Taipei to BKK was a 3-4-3 seating arrangement on a one month young 777 that was certainly not as desirable"
Pros: "I am very pleased with EVA' service after all."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "helpful staff at check in in jfk airport. flights were not too crowded. only one stop to final destination."
Cons: "delay for more than one hour from jfk airport"
Cons: "there's not much choices in the tv shows.. there's none like my favorites reruns of Friends and law & order episodes. and more hollywood movies pls evenntho old"
Cons: "Space beneath seat in front, where you put a backpack and such, was very, very small - smaller than other airlines"
Pros: "Flight arrived earlier!"
Pros: "Excellent pilots! We met a very tough weather when we took off from Taipei 4/21/17 8pm. I thought it was the end of my life! Prayers, competent pilots, and dependable plane had saved us. To God be the glory!"
Cons: "I was requested to wait for a space for my carry on luggage which is fine. I waited for the FA to tell me where to put it and I placed it myself where she asked me to. Few minutes later, she asked me to move my luggage and to place it to another overhead cabin because she said It's "heavy." I followed the standard size and weight for carry on luggage. Another passenger helped me instead. No place to rest our feet."
Pros: "customer service was superb. very polite staff. amenities made one feel comfortable during the entire flight. food and entertainment was great."
Pros: "Everything was great except that the cabin temperature was too cold. But not a major problem. This was my first EVA flight, and I thought it was great."
Pros: "The crew are very helpful esp. to us who are senior citiizren"
Pros: "The crow, the comfort, timing"
Cons: "Chack in is slow, online services like ordering a kosher meal isnt avaliable, reserving a seat isnt really available only 24 h before departure"
Pros: "Accommodation was appreciated for 16 flight to taipei"
Cons: "Awful seats on Airbus 330 - uncomfortable at best - too small no legroom and packed like sardines Prison food approximates quality of gastronomic fare"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "It's unpleasant to ride on a plane for 17 hours."
Pros: "The price was less."
Cons: "Not very comfortable."
Pros: "Amazing service, comfortable and clean air craft"
Pros: "I had the economy XL seat and was quite comfortable"
Cons: "Other than earphone (one ear) not working, all others are good. That was the 2nd pair with the same malfunction, so I suggest changing the earphones."
Cons: "Good everything"
Pros: "Easy boarding procedure."
Cons: "Seat was broken. The seat's back kept returning forward. Not a lot of water and snack we're given for flight this long."
Cons: "I am an average-size person but even for me I found the seats were small and uncomfortable."
Pros: "all long flight is uncomfortable. The crew can help made a big difference. The airline crew seem to be too busy, ignoring when you try to request something. Ignoring you even they saw your coffee smear because desk is too small and slippery. Curtain was close all the time, as if not welcoming people"
Cons: "Crew can help made a better trip by slowing down thing. Snark area should be open all the time."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and helpful (ie, helped me with vegetarian options). Everyone was pleasant and friendly."
Cons: "More comfortable seats, needed a back rest or thicker pillows. Will opt for premium seats in the future."
Pros: "Food and service from staff onboard the flight. Seat was also very comfortable. Overall very good"
Cons: "At check in the staff felt while flying business class that my carry-on bag was too heavy so they asked me to take papers out and just walk with these. FYI I always take a lot of paper with me to read and as it was a 16 hour flight to Taipei and a subsequent flight of 1.5 hours to HongKong that is what I did. Was really ridiculous and upsetting to get treated for a one wat flight payong $2750 like thos"
Pros: "The staff was friendly for a very late and very long flight"
Cons: "Almost 70% of the plain was stuffed into economy seating while 60% of the economy plus was empty and much more spacious. I feel like optional upgrades should be announced when this is the case, especially for a 16 hour flight"
Pros: "Lots of selections on entertainment during flight, good movies and music."
Pros: "Food is awesome!"
Cons: "The seating and the earphones could have been better"
Cons: "no place to put pillow/blanket while eating"
Pros: "Flight went well and was on time"
Cons: "Seats were a bit tight. I sat in the middle with other passengers on either side of me. The foot space was very awkward as there was a metal support from the seat in front of me. One foot had to be placed on either side of the bar, sharing space with each passenger on either side of me."
Pros: "Comfy 777. IFE screen is bigger than other planes. Facilities are newer. It seems to be quiter too."
Cons: "There is one option for the breakfast."
Pros: "Perfect landing. On time!"
Pros: "Totally filled to capacity. Am 6 ft guy broad shoulders squeezed next to another guy bigger than me. Totally cramped in middle seat. Holiday season travel. I should know better. Most challenging flight in years."
Cons: "Totally cramped in."
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Staff treatment, food, cabin pressure was off, cold temperature, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Transit was smooth and efficient."
Pros: "I do like their premium economy class, nice attendants"
Cons: "Food is average, their airbus planes within asian countries are obselete, all 4 flights we had with them are all delayed,"
Pros: "Delayed for 24 hours with no compensation, please advise where I can file a complaint."
Cons: "Delayed for 24 hours with no compensation, please advise where I can file a complaint."
Pros: "Crew was great. Food was okay. Great comfortable Flight"
Cons: "Dis not get my sheets or pillow for the reclining seat. Movies are limited"
Pros: "Good service, good aircraft"
Cons: "Many movies were still the same as six weeks ago when I took the same flight."
Pros: "Extremely well organized...very inpressive.From the check-in desk to the boarding crew."
Pros: "Over all a good flight experience. Would use them again"
Pros: "Great service, and attendant is very nice and answers all request promptly. Food is ok."
Cons: "Overall it's a great trip and smooth. The seat of economy class is a little bit tight, but that's probably the standard size of all carriers..."
Cons: "My seat table was broken and couldn't really eat my food without spilling and how people take forever to get off plane and staff doesn't regulate it should definitely make people who have multiple carry Ima wait until people leave to grab alll their stuff from cabin"
Cons: "Entertainment selection movies could be expanded."
Cons: "A bit scary on the landing. Something, maybe the tires, screeched something wicked."
Pros: "I loved the entertainment and seats!"
Cons: "Staff was polite but a bit cold. Good food but not much variety. No non meat option."
Pros: "Speed of checking in process"
Cons: "Only fed us twice during the 15 hour trip. I wasn't the only one who was hungry almost 9 hours after the first meal was served. Other Chinese airlines I've been on fed their passengers 3 times."
Pros: "i like their food ."
Pros: "i like their food."
Pros: "Service was great! Plane amenities were also great for economy."
Cons: "Food could have been better. The beef with rice tasted weird."
Pros: "The service was great. But they didn't really cater much to vegetarians."
Pros: "The crew was attentive and helpful! Good was served three times over this incredibly long flight. It wasn't horrible or delicious as it is airplane food."
Cons: "Wish the seats were more comfortable."
Pros: "Entertainment was excellent and crew very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It was August and they did not have ac blowing during 14 of the 16 hour flight. So warm I couldn't sleep. The other two hours the ac was too high making it cold...I actually liked that but the woman next to me didn't."
Cons: "The seats are too close together. If the passenger in front reclines his chair, there is no room to move around at all. It would be helpful to announce that passengers should recline their seats only during sleep time."
Pros: "Good selection of movies, staff was friendly. Seats were okay, fairly spacious. It was nice that they gave everyone both a blanket and a pillow."
Cons: "Food was extremely salty and the selection was terrible. I was given the same pasta for two meals (first time I had a choice, second time only pasta again). Even the same type of pasta but the second time there was some chicken in it too. It was gross."
Pros: "Comfort, space, movies"
Pros: "Full range of movies. Lights down much of the flight for sleeping."
Cons: "They don't offer the long flight supply bad with eye mask, ear plugs, tooth brush etc. They don't come around often enough with water or drinks."
Pros: "Good service and facilities"
Pros: "No issues, no delays, food and services on par."
Cons: "Airline somehow cancelled our spot on the flight without us knowing, only found out when we were doing the checkin at the airport. What followed was an hour and half of international phone calls to try to sort this mess out. Ended up with us having to go to an airport an hour away to catch another flight so we don't miss our trip. Terrible terrible experience and stressful."
Pros: "Service of the staff. Not as attentive as I would have liked, but definitely wasn't horrible."
Cons: "Selection of entertainment was poor, comfort was horrible (may be my own fault as i'm tall, but i don't recall getting an option to pick a seat prior), and boarding could have been better."
Pros: "Aircraft wasn't crowded and the staff were great"
Pros: "Crew and staff were all very responsive and proactive in providing assistance, seed genuinely eager to help. Boarding was fine, and a representative of the airline took initiative to form a preliminary queue at the terminal departure counter despite the airline not having an all-day dedicated counter."
Cons: "While its 4-seat layout was better than some anes' 5 seats in the middle column, the seating was, of course, cramped, and I did not have enough space under the seat in front of me to stow my backpack. I also wish Kayak had included easy means to select seats and special meal options. Apparently to do so requires visiting the airline's own webpage."
Cons: "Check in online process and meal selrction"
Pros: "Good flight crew"
Cons: "Hard to understand English and didn't exert enough effort to let the connecting flight wait for 5 mins. Had to extend half a day doing nothing in the airport instead."
Pros: "My flight to Taipei was a positive experience. Premium economy was quite an act of kindness to oneself. The seats were roomy and comfortable. Noise canceling headphones are worth the weight in gold. I would recommend the seat as worth the extra money."
Cons: "The food actually was surprisingly poor. The congee simply didn't deserve the title. Sludge perhaps would better suit it. The next meal was much better with the shrimp salad."
Cons: "I didn't like putting two family on different seats far from each other"
Pros: "Was on time! Not croweded!"
Pros: "Hi enjoy the trip"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Had to wait for substitute crew, and they had a bad attitude. Crew could be heard complaining as they sat in rear."
Pros: "Smooth flying"
Cons: "Choice of movies"
Pros: "I got an extra blanket."
Cons: "We waited on the runaway for 3 hours without any service, not a sip of water. When I finally arrived in Helsinki, I missed my connection to Riga and was rescheduled for a flight 6 hours later even though there were two flights leaving before then. Also I requested vegetarian meal online, but was not served vegetarian. They did not have any extras."
Pros: "it was just okay. nothing spectacular."
Cons: "my luggage was misplaced and I didnt have it for 3 days."
Cons: "Layover and delay we're extremely wrong and they booked me on a separate flight from my party."
Pros: ".My flight left on time ,smooth landing and the cabin temperature seemed more normal than the usual cold interior. Cabin crew were friendly and helpful from JFK to Helsinki and Helsinki back to JFK . Overall a good airline but far from premium."
Pros: "It was comfortable and smooth."
Cons: "It was all good."
Pros: "Airplane was nice."
Cons: "I paid $90 for economy comfort for my flight and did not get an economy comfort seat. I am very disappointed with Finnair in this. They will not refund my money at the airport and now I need to go through their home office for a refund. It was bad enough not having any extra leg room on a red eye when you are over 6 feet tall but now I have to jump through hoops to get my money back."
Cons: "Choice of movies"
Pros: "Selection of many movie choices"
Cons: "Late. Late. Always late !! Because there is always delay , missed connecting flight obviously never wait."
Pros: "Crew attitude, food, bluberry juice, punctuality"
Cons: "Babies under 1yr need bassinet by regulation, pls implement. Tough to hold kid for 8 hrs, even with baby bjorn - can injure baby's neck!"
Cons: "Late change gate number. Automatic info-terminal can't read my boarding pass. Not possibility enter flight number ( AY6 - only digits, no letters) Please make WiFi low speed free. Please be atention: more than half passengers russian - there no any muvy russian audio or subtitle on TV Don't show fly with short (30min) transfering"
Pros: "was very disappointing that website doesn't have full information regards the second bag check in. The cost is different from checking on the web and checking at the airport."
Cons: "all the info should be listed on the web as well that the cost is half more than the website"
Pros: "Movie selection ok."
Cons: "Minimal coach legreeom even for an average-height passenger."
Cons: "Seats were too closely spaced. Like a coffin. Will probably not fly Finnair unless the price is next to nothing."
Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "Only drinks with dinner, other airlines serve the whole time. Limited selection of drinks. Other airlines do not limit. Not enough leg room and I'm only 5'7. Seat in front leaned back to far."
Cons: "There is no wi-fi There is no possibility to charge your mobile"
Pros: "It was comfortable and not too crowded"
Cons: "Usually, in the morning, a light breakfast is served. This time, there was none."
Pros: "Flight was on time Baggage arrived on time Light breakfast was good [ I chose not to have dinner ] Slept through 95% of the red-eye flight so it was a good experience"
Cons: "Seating is cramped in economy"
Cons: "30 min between flying"
Cons: "After waiting around in the airport for almost 10 hours we were finally told the flight was cancelled and my direct flight turned into a taxi transfer and 3 flights with a day lost on my vacation. I was not offered any compensation however I heard some passengers were given $7 food vouchers to be spent only in a small convenience store that was the only store open."
Cons: "nobody from justfly and kayak even tried to argued that I didn't missed the flight and I was one of hundreds that was in line way before flight time"
Pros: "It was cancelled"
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "Usually a 7 hours flight is a torture for me, but with their outstanding service I didn't notice how time flew by.The flight attendants were providing us with all necessary information about next connections."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Very cramped"
Pros: "Flight was operated by American and they really absolutely need to update their planes on the JFK-CDG route. It is the only airline that does not provide individual screens, the seats barely recline and the air quality on board on board lives a lot to be desired as the plane odor is just not good."
Pros: "As always, BA did an excellent job with my evening flight from JFK to LHR. They were prompt, efficient and very helpful and although my flight was quite full, we left on time and had no issues in the air. I was very pleased with their service and especially as I paid such a low fare through Finn Air, I can't complain. This was a great option to utilise, rather than paying BA's more expensive fares. I would definitely go through this way again."
Pros: "The crew was awesome , the food, the capt. Was the best didn't feel take off or landing overall. Except for room in coach I give it a 9 out of 10"
Cons: "No room in coach"
Pros: "Everything was good ,plane was on time,food was good for Airline food and was clean."
Cons: "The crew was pleasant but they needed to smile more . Other than that everything was good."
Cons: "Need wifi to work. Highly dissapointed that BRITISH air doesn't have this feature. Most airlines do!!"
Pros: "Other than the fact that it's a direct flight from jfk to Helsinki, there's not much else to like about it"
Cons: "Even though we paid extra for comfort seats, the seats were extremely uncomfortable! Not just the lack of sufficient leg room (especially when the person in front reclined) but most importantly the quality of the cushions. They were like cardboard and extremely uncomfortable to sit on. We were not able to sleep at all due to the discomfort! Additionally, they lost my luggage. It has been more than 24 hrs since I landed and I still haven't heard anything from them as to where my luggage was, when I should expect it why it still hasn't been delivered. Overall, a terrible experience."
Cons: "Small uncomfortable airplane."
Pros: "Fabulous crew, easy flight with just a few periods of chop - captain kept us well aware of what was happening at all times."
Cons: "Poor entertainment (no individual units on seats), and the 767-300 has almost no leg room in economy."
Pros: "I have a BA - Gold card- BA lounge was good."
Cons: "Comfort- Plans are Old, Entertainments is Worst. BAD BAD BAD."
Pros: "Head phone jack was not working in my seat."
Pros: "The crew members were very pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "The food was easily the worst I've ever had on an international flight and entertainment was virtually non-existent as the view from my "premium" bulkhead seat was obstructed by the overhead storage. This American Airways aircraft is in serious need of updating if it is to continue to be used as international transportation."
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival"
Cons: "Was not Finnair but American Airlines operated flight, so cramped, no personal entertainment system, sub charger, etc. Would have been great if this was 1996 and not 2016."
Cons: "Nothing was dairy free, staff did not even have access to ingredients so I could check myself."
Pros: "Aircraft was so old.Paying $1,000 for that, when any other airline uses decent aircrafts, is just unacceptable."
Cons: "no food on the first flight no private tv they tell you can have wi fi entertainment but you have to pay for it the staff was rude tell also told me my cary on luggage could not be taken on board because there was no more space so i had to cary all my things for two flights but once i came in into the plane there was plenty of space. the seats had a very low head rest"
Pros: "I had tsa which started the trip in a wonderful way! On time. Captain seemed nice and competent. The crew nice too."
Cons: "I flew American not finnair. Very confusing. I paid 65$ for a better seat. It was further forward but not worth the money and the others around me I don't think they paid extra. No movies. Couldn't see the screen."
Cons: "First time traveling via Philippines airlines, was hoping for a good direct flight, was just very disappointed. Not much variety in food, no really onboard vegetarian or seafood options. Comfort wise economy seat are bit tighter compared to other international airlines. Crew was very helpful, did their best to accommodate to what they had to work with, their crew truly saves their short-givings."
Pros: "Passengers and crew were all nice and accommodating. Food was great!"
Cons: "Temperature was very cold 21C but perhaps that is to inhibit spread of germs."
Cons: "Please balance your serving with what you pair with the rice, there’s a lot of rice little vayand"
Cons: "Many changes and mistakes"
Cons: "Food can be way better"
Pros: "having the access to a direct flight to the Philippines."
Cons: "enforcing rules and regulations too passengers. as a person of purchasing additional leg room, this should be enforced to pay for additional leg room vs just giving that additional space for free. This is the second time I experienced and this has not changed since last year."
Cons: "Hoping to have a flight on time and not delayed."
Cons: "4 hours late departure from jfk."
Pros: "Entertainment options were excellent. Lots of choice. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "Flight attendants need to come around more often to offer water or other beverages because dehydration is such an issue on a 16+ hour flight. In addition, we boarded on time at 1:00 for a 1:45am flight but did not leave the gate until 4:00am. This jeopardized my connection in Manila."
Pros: "crew was great/ airline was clean"
Cons: "the flight from manila to jfk. the security check was 3x. i justthought it was crazy"
Cons: "I do hope the cabin crews would smile more to let the passengers know they are happy to serve."
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "It’s such a shame that Philippine Airlines (PAL) charged extra for aisle and window seats! There was so much vacant seats during the flight. This was a deliberate way of PAL to extract more money from their passengers. In the future, my family and I will not choose PAL anymore. We felt cheated."
Pros: "The crew was really good and professional."
Cons: "Pls add quantity to the food. There was not enough meat to the amount of rice or pasta served. I got hungry between meals. Water was also not offered often enough between meals."
Pros: "Great seats (Premium Economy) and very friendly crew."
Cons: "A descent selection of movies, both old and new. But towards the end, I they kept stopping and I had to restart (from where I left off) a few times."
Pros: "great flight great service"
Cons: "Food was alright but could have been better."
Pros: "Currtious attendants."
Cons: "Dis orderly lines. Too many long lines"
Pros: "Aside from the scare of not making my flight because it was overbooked. I think the boarding process could have been a little more efficient. The staff are amazing as always which is why PAL is my preferred airline when traveling to and within Philippines."
Cons: "Since I have pretty broad shoulders, it’s difficult to sleep in the isles. Not to mention the multiple babies crying. Outside of that, everything was wonderful."
Cons: "Missed the connection and had to pay to rebook"
Pros: "Nearly empty flight and was able to move to different seat for added comfort"
Cons: "Selection of inflight entertainment was very limited. Boarding was very unorganized at the gate"
Pros: "Flights were ontime, excellent customer service from gate staff and fligh attendants."
Pros: "Great service and so much leg room"
Cons: "The people at the boarding counter weren’t helpful and not willing to help with my questions."
Pros: "From the moment I entered the plane, I was greeted by smiling faces, smooth jazz, and a perfectly air conditioned temperature. It was at this moment that I knew I was in for a treat. There was so much leg room, I closed my eyes at one point and felt like I was laying on a beach in Hawaii. The plane had a fantastic movie selection and great cuisine. Even the crying baby in the row over was such a delight!"
Cons: "Only thing I didn’t like was how much I liked it!"
Cons: "Delay boarding at jfk"
Pros: "food when it finally arrived"
Cons: "waiting in plane 4 hours with no updates on status"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2+ hours, not getting in Vancouver until after 5am. Everyone on the flight, passengers and staff were extremely rude. Never taking this airline again!! Also, there was no food left by the time the served me near the end of the plane."
Pros: "I like the direct flight to Vancouver"
Cons: "I checked in early and was given a middle seat. I have back problems and walk with a cane and asked at the check in desk if I could have a window or aisle. I was told no because the flight was completely booked. I arrived three hours early and checked in online so I could get a better seat and they still said no. No one was able to help me. The flight was delayed over an hour and there was no apology. I always fly Philippine Airlines because IV always been really pleased with the service. This past flight makes me question that decision going forward."
Pros: "Everything was excellent. Extremely good service compared to North American carriers. Only thing that went wrong was we left early and landed an hour early and our gate wasn't ready yet :)"
Pros: "organized departure / arrival aircraft cleanliness pleasant staff great food & entertainment / free alcohol great leg room"
Pros: "They have the friendliest flight crew I've ever seen."
Cons: "There was too much leg room. I'm not used to that."
Pros: "crew is very caring and attentive, food was delicious,"
Cons: "the business class seats should be upgraded into more comfortable flat beds, biz class bathrooms too cramped!"
Cons: "I need more legroom."
Pros: "What? Free check-in for one bag? Free full meal?? Thank you!!!"
Pros: "Although the flight was delayed the boarding process was very smooth. Flight attendants were very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Long check in lines even though we checked in online. Flight delay."
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance was very good"
Cons: "Entertainment equipment on board is outdated"
Pros: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "It's a 6.5 hour international flight so I was expecting a meal to be served, not those underwelming snack box/wrap options to be available for purchase. Also, no blanquet and pillow."
Pros: "This was my first time flying with PAL. I had read the reviews mostly good, some not so good but I decided to do it because I was going to meet my fiancee. Flew from LA to Manila and back. The flights took off late (which I later found out is called Filipino time LOL). The crew was AWESOME, the only problem was on the return flight I had some trouble getting a stewardess but to be fair EVERYBODY was hitting the bells to get service. The food was good and I liked the choices. I would DEFINITELY fly PAL again!!!!!"
Cons: "Mechanical difficulties. 9 pm delayed then new flight next day around 10/11am"
Cons: "Was a good experience"
Cons: "First of all, both on my departure and return flight, despite having boarded 30 minutes ahead of schedule, we remained on the floor for an additional hour (both for taking and after landing). Next, the flight attendants did a poor job of ensuring that everyone did not get up when we landed and the seatbelt sign was on, and this led to herds of people running through the aisles and rushing to get off past those that were patiently waiting. The leg room is very limited, unless it is an empty flight. The red wine was perhaps the worst I have ever had. AND the wifi that was available for purchase was 40 USD for only 150 mb of data which is absolutely ridiculous."
Pros: "Good flight with excellent Serb=vice form the crew"
Cons: "Inflight entertainment US for one whole sections of the aircraft. The aircraft looked tired the table fittingwas broken ,"
Pros: "We got 2 food vouchers one at night, the other early in the morning. However the food establishment was so pricy a chocolate bar was $7 USD."
Cons: "13 hour delay, would not let us go home, would not cancel the flight, instead pushed the boarding time back one hour every hour starting at 4am. Flight was supposed to leave JFK by 11:55pm, we left at 1pm the following day. It wasn't solely due to the weather (we expected a slight delay), but in the morning, plenty of other flights were running regularly, while there were no updates. No one that cared, all the staff just told us it wasn't their fault. (Which is true to an extent), but all so mentioned that they were tired too, and they're exhausted too, which made many people angrier. They deflected a lot of statements."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by a really long time. They should have sent people to hotels or cancelled flight. Delay too long (especially for elderly and children)"
Pros: "Their website would not let us manage our booking, ie. change seats or pay for additional luggage. Thus incurring larger fees at airport. Customer Service at airport was worthless and condescending at best!"
Pros: "Very friendly and helpful cabin staff. Still the most covenient flight to and from the Philippines."
Cons: "The line at JFK. There we not enough seats for passengers. Sink was clogged in one restroom and remained so even after the "technical" layover at YVR."
Cons: "There was confusion and poor organization at the check in counter. The check in started late and there was a 500 ft line up to check in at Philippine Airlines. We waited 2 hours in the plane for 4 people who were late for the flight, then the cargo handlers didn't show up. We left at 5am instead of 3am. The flight attendants didn't seem to know why we weren't leaving. Two short announcements were made in 2 hours that didn't explain properly why we sat there so long. The food was wretched. The flight attendants were pleasant but the captain and the purser's announcements were hard to understand with poor English."
Pros: "Vegetarian meal - way better than delta"
Cons: "Worst airline"
Pros: "Crew is wonderful .they do everything in business class to make you feel comfortable"
Cons: "I will never fly China Eastern again. EVER !! I need to add an extra day or two onto our flight. We purchased business class flights so they are not cheap. In order for us to make a change they want $1700 each person, a total of $3400 to take the same flight two days later. The fee is the highest I have ever hear for the same flight class .. I will never ever use China Eastern again, they are taking advantage..I could actually buy a return ticket on another airline for cheaper than they want for a flight change."
Pros: "Cheap and fast"
Cons: "Crews are not as friendly as they should."
Cons: "My 2 checked suitcases had tsa locks, both of which were taken off and not returned and I have a couple items missing. Not much you can do about it but very frustrating."
Pros: "nothing. flight was delayed. i have connecting flight but then the plane left i had to stay in a hotel."
Cons: "it could be better if my connecting flight waited for me"
Cons: "The food was uninspiring, to say the least."
Pros: "I loved how quickly the process went with boarding and take off. i really enjoyed the meals they provided and the movie selection. The ride was smooth and everyone was extremely friendly"
Cons: "The seats were a little cramped, but I worked around that"
Pros: "My screen on the first leg didn’t work too well. It would turn on and off on its own, but since it was an overnight flight and I was tired, I slept most of the way so didn’t complain. Just had to dim the screen for the times it would turn on automatically while I was trying to sleep. 2nd leg had"
Cons: "I understand it is a Chinese airline, but I wish there was more English spoken, or the flight attendants not assume everyone who is Asian understands Chinese, especially since the flights are international."
Pros: "The combination of service, quality of the flight and the outstanding price were really a hit."
Cons: "All in all, we were very happy."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "crews were amazing"
Pros: "The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep."
Cons: "I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good."
Pros: "I got the seat all the way in the back i prefer those because it sits 2 and you are only sitting next to one person. Tv had more than 2 dozen movies options and several games to choose from. They provided a pillow and blanket along with headphones for tv. Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Food, but its airplane food and can not except to much unless your sitting first class."
Cons: "No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE"
Pros: "The actual flight was really fantastic, food was warm, flight was relatively comfortable/smooth, entertainment at least for me was good, since they had a decent amount of Japanese music to choose from, and the attendants were friendly and nice. Everything was 100% on time as well. I could complain more about tiny tiny things, but for $500 I felt I got a lot better service than United on an equivalent route."
Cons: "Seats were slightly stiff, but not too bad. Only bigger issue was upon boarding all the people lined up in a 100+ yard line and caused a bit of commotion instead of waiting for their seat numbers to be called and forming a small normal line. This is in no way the airline's fault, and they tried to make it work in spite of the people doing it, but as a Westerner this was confusing."
Pros: "left on time and arrived on time pretty good seat crew is very nice"
Cons: "food is mediocre. plane does not dock at the terminal in Shanghai. I have to walk down the stairs to get to a bus. That's difficult for me because I have some carryon bags and my sense of balance is not very good."
Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable, and food was tasty, although very small portions, and no fresh fruit or salad"
Cons: "Almost a mission impossible to reserve your seats in advance - felt like I was back in the 90s. Unnaceptable in our digital age. Old movies in “new releases” entertainment section"
Pros: "The dinner and lunch service was weird as missing components of the both services came when we were finished eating .. Breakfast was much better"
Pros: "Love the plane, crew, service. Free movies, games and other entertainment."
Cons: "I would like more vegetarian options for food. There wasn’t a lot to eat if you don’t eat seafood or meat."
Cons: "I’m a short person and can usually tolerate smaller spaces but the space this time is way too small. Overhead bins were full very quickly."
Cons: "Poor service during checkin in and in air. Bad IFE system. No one spoke English. No wonder it has to sell its ticket very cheap."
Pros: "Service..on time .."
Pros: "Staff on the plane."
Cons: "China Air failed to transit my Baggage from Shanghai to Tokyo. Stuck withouth clothing!"
Pros: "MU588 goes a north pole route, which appears to be less turbulent than (the previous) MU587 which goes north Pacific route. Because of that it takes also slightly shorter than Mu587 (about 15-30 mins). Overall speaking the service is decent and quality though taking a long haul flight is never an enjoying experience for me."
Cons: "In the economic cabin the space is not large enough, in a long haul flight, this might cause tiredness. One thing I don't like is (not just this flight, but in almost all china eastern flights), that the captain typically does not speak. All the announcements are either pre-recorded or made by flight attendants."
Pros: "Not sure"
Cons: "I didn’t like how rude the staff was. I also don’t like the fact that my luggage was misplaced and I’m on the other side of the world without my things."
Pros: "Seats little hard. Back and butt hurting all the way there. Crew kept pumpin into me while I was sleeping. Food ok, not amazing. Long wait to get on the plane. Overall good."
Cons: "Hard seats. Long wait to board. Food can be better."
Pros: "good boarding good crew good seat in business class left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "food was mediocre"
Pros: "Business class service very good. Seating very comfortable for a long flight."
Pros: "a little tricky to do, but you can reserve seats before your flight with the ticket number given to you beginning with “781” on china eastern’s website."
Cons: "in flight food mediocre. boarding process in JFK is a big cluster. can be difficult to find space for luggage in overhead compartment if you arrive late."
Pros: "Staff very friendly"
Cons: "Choice of food. Very limited for business class. Movie selection very limited also."
Pros: "Liked my window seat"
Cons: "The crew is very rude. They snatch headphones from the seat. If you aren’t Asian they won’t help you."
Pros: "Great price. More or less on time. Reasonably comfortable. Good entertainment. No real problems."
Cons: "Mediocre food. Inscrutable website."
Cons: "Worst experience ever. 11 hour delay at JFK. No information given by staff at JFK. Missed connection in Shaghai. Took business class but was not admitted to Air France lounge."
Pros: "Fairly cheap tickets but u get what you pay for. I slept 7 hours then watched 3 movies which helped the fact I had a middle seat. Entertainment system was pretty good and had usb charger."
Cons: "Food on China Eastern is sub-par and they did not serve coffee the entire flight. As usual with all Chinese airlines you have to keep your phone off the entire flight. They would not let me select an isle seat online or at the gate, they said none were available, I’m 6’2”. Right behind me in my assigned seat there was an empty isle seat. If you ever have to call customer service at China Eastern may god be with you, because they will not be."
Pros: "Flight was pleasant"
Cons: "Checked in customer service were not helpful."
Pros: "Price was great - the aircraft was new"
Cons: "food was so so - no choice was given on the first meal - snack was a sandwich but the bread was very very dry - crew was very stingy in giving out drinks - half a glass for soda - found the crew not very friendly"
Pros: "Movies are updated"
Cons: "Wifi doesn't work. Rude crew, doesn't have manners. Lack movies. no choices since they run out."
Pros: "Fast-tracked us through Shanghai airport with a personal handler for a tight connection. He knew all the back routes and which border agent could put us first in line. No problem even though connection was boarding as we were disembarking arrival flight. Lounge at JFK superb."
Cons: "No control over air con vents at seat. Plane uncomfortably stuffy for us...asked to turn down temp and they did for awhile."
Pros: "Comfort it is ok."
Cons: "Nothing to comment."
Cons: "Need to cater to US clients and offer better food"
Cons: "Need better communication and welcoming."
Pros: "The food was good, the attendants were friendly and there was a lot of free movies for my 17 hour flight. I would definitely recommend this airline to friends and family."
Cons: "I didn't like how uncomfortable the seats were and the little bit of space we were given. However, I still really enjoyed flying with this airline and would recommend it."
Pros: "Service on their 777 JFK-PVG is great. CE has an outstanding crew. I just don't understand why other carriers charge 20-70% more for the same business class."
Cons: "Some flights out of PVG require you to board the plane from the tarmac using stairs. Uncomfortable during in climate weather. OK a bit picky."
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The ground support personnel were surely, obnoxious, and clearly untrained in their own policies. There was massive confusion in JFK for the 1st leg of my trip (NYC - Mandalay) regarding the availability of my visa on arrival. China Eastern argued that it was not available, and nearly did not let me board my flight. They were completely wrong, and made my life miserable in the process. Because of this, China Eastern refused to check my luggage through to my final destination (though this has been done many times before), and THEN informed me in Kunming that I needed to pay AGAIN for my extra piece of baggage, though they had already charged me for it in New York. Do yourself a favor and never do business with these creeps - there are too many other available options for air travel."
Cons: "It was just delayed without any announcement."
Cons: "China Eastern airline is the least friendly and irresponsible airline that I have ever used. The crews completely screwed me up on the sequential travel itineraries until the last minute."
Pros: "excellent biz class seats great aircraft good flight"
Cons: "unprofessional service courteous flight attendants but in general service was poor un organized and inconsistent...china eastern needs better in flight service training compared to other airlines"
Pros: "The leg room in economy seating is good."
Cons: "Poor customer interaction while boarding. Delay wasn't explained and members of the airline were condescending and dismissive. Very poor attitudes towards customers."
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "The leg room was tight."
Pros: "nice crew goodteam"
Cons: "ticket cost"
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