Find cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to South Africa

Find cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to South Africa

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Low season

MarchBest time to beat the crowds with an average 8% drop in price.

High season

JulyMost popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,260(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$763or less

Good deal one-way

$617or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Africa

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South Africa is March.
  • Morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving New York John F Kennedy Intl to South Africa

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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

Pros: "The crew was amazing. Food was great. Clean bathrooms. Great entertainment."
Cons: "We had our passports and boarding passes checked five times in the course of 2 minutes by five different people one after the next. My cabin luggage was searched right before boarding. I appreciate the need for security, but that was excessive and unnecessary. In the peak of the Corona virus craze, the security made all passengers take off shoes and walk without any protection. This is not Qatar Airways doing - New York JFK security B S, but I am sure airways companies have some say to change it."

Pros: "The 1-hour complimentary wifi."
Cons: "Hope they had the immigration/arrival card on the airplane."

Pros: "The crew provide good service but personally i did not like the food that could be lot better."

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Perfect"

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

Pros: "Food and leg room"
Cons: "All was fine"

Cons: "Extraordinarily care taken On board. Very impressed with Qutar Airways. Excellent"

Cons: "The vegetarian option for breakfast was a stale waffle with apple compote. Inedible."

Pros: "The crew was super amazing and went to all extent to make our journey with infant comfortable"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "Attentive crew. Good selection of meals excellent wines"

Pros: "Airlines' diligence in arranging an alternative flight in place of the missed connection because the initial departure from JFK was delayed due to technical reasons"
Cons: "Much ballyhooed A350-1000 has noisy engines rudely interrupting my enjoyment of the entertainment system - may be my seats were too close to the engines. The seats are not all that comfortable though perhaps wider than usual configuration in economy."

Pros: "Qatar is impressive. The airbus was incredible."
Cons: "It would be noce for flight attendants to give coughing passengers a mask. 12 hours on a flight next to two sick people."

Pros: "Legroom was great Staff were great Bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often in the flight"

Pros: "The service was great and was on time"
Cons: "The service and was"

Pros: "The flights attendants were very helpful and polite. What I enjoyed the most was the level of comfort I had. I was able to sleep for almost the entire flight. That's why it felt like it wasn't even a long flight."
Cons: "We did leave a little late but it was out of the control of the pilots and flights attendants."

Pros: "There was adequate seat room. The device was good."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn’t like."

Pros: "Staff was great"

Pros: "Best business class I have ever been on. Better than most First class."

Pros: "Went out of their way to be helpful"

Pros: "The service is Top Knotch!!!"
Cons: "Wasn’t much music to choose from..."

Cons: "Connecting Qatar flight should have been held, instead wen had to spend 9 hours in the airport until next flight"

Pros: "The food was great with three options for each meal and there were a lot of options for in flight entertainment"

Pros: "Good service!! Good food!! Great staff!!"

Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."

Pros: "Great hospitality"

Cons: "Seat to LA was broken"

Pros: "It's was good"
Cons: "The plane from Qatar to Nairobi new modern plane needed"

Pros: "Worst customer service"

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "The friendliness of the staff from check in to arrival!"

Pros: "I freceuntly fly between the US and South Africa and only fly via Qatar Airways, and every experience thus far has been great. The food is good quality, friendly crew and I would recommend it to anyone."
Cons: "The sandwiches are a little dry and movie selection a little limited."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"

Pros: "If we had arrived on time everything would have been perfect. However I did not arrive in Johannesburg because a flight delay (even though our flight was set to let ontime) caused probably 40 people to miss their connections. To their credit, Qatar Airways did find accommodations for us and gave us food vouchers. Otherwise it'd be a zero rating."
Cons: "Boarding took far too long and caused us to be an hour late. Because of this, I am missing out on events scheduled in South Africa. This is very upsetting and it appears that Qatar Airways is too slow with boarding, there was no explanation given for why it took so incredibly long to board."

Cons: "It's been more than 50 hours and I still haven't received both of my checked in luggage"

Pros: "Quite journey"

Pros: "Okay"
Cons: "Okay"

Pros: "The professionalism of the staff"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "- Airline changed flight and offered little forewarning for what was a material change (from 1 hour transit time to 9 hours) - Boarding process was inordinately slow with little attempt to move this along quickly - Service was halting at best"

Pros: "Everyone on duty!!"

Pros: "Again on time and effortless boarding made the overall experience a good one."
Cons: "Our suitcase was damaged...still in the process of trying to get it fixed. Hopefully it will be done soon. I will then update this report. Could maybe clean the toilets as it did become a bit messy."

Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The screen of my seat and my mom ( sitting next to me) and the lady near the window stopped working after launching and we had to stair in the dark for eleven hours the flight attendant tried but couldn't fix it. The seat itself was broken and I had to put the bottom Cushing back every time I stand up.the cue to the rest room ( one off them has a broken lock so you can't lock it ) was very long and I had to wait for 25 minutes tell I got in ( the first time I waited too long standing in an air plane )"

Cons: "Ran out of meal options in both flights"

Pros: "Price and schedule"
Cons: "Food. Waiting place at Qatar airport. Arabian crew on board due to their non- friendly attitude."

Cons: "Arrival in Johannesburg was a nightmare due to queues at immigration - I nearly missed my connecting flight. This was not the fault of Quatar airlines but needs to be taken up with the authorities at OT Airport in Johannesburg"

Pros: "The service on this flight was not very good. We almost missed our flight whilst waiting for a wheelchair for mother. She had to finally walk to the boarding gate because the wheelchair we had requested did not come."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats, unfriendly crew members, worst food "Hindu meal""

Pros: "One of the best cabin crew. Curtious, friendly, helpful and we're always available in the cabin."

Cons: "Flight was completely full and certain passengers were belligerent about wearing face masks. The cabin crew did not enforce mask wearing, stating “we are not the police”"

Pros: "Swiss is my new favorite airline."
Cons: "Nothing bad to report. Book Swiss!"

Pros: "I liked the attentiveness of staff and there was excellent communication between SWISS airlines and customers."
Cons: "I honestly had no issues with my flight."

Pros: "I was in business class and it was great. The staff the food and the seats were awesome."
Cons: "I booked through Kayak and when I arrived at the airport Swiss air had no seat available for me. I was forced to upgrade to ensure a seat."

Pros: "Swiss lost two checked bags for which we paid a supplement - while they’ve sent emails about them we still have yet to see the bags 36 hours later."
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Seat confort"

Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The business class ground crew proposed to check in our hand baggage and were very helpful. (We were in economy class) It was my birthday and i was very touched to receive a spontaneously made card and some chocolate truffles and a smile from the flight crew."
Cons: "I think the choice of films could be improved."

Cons: "Seat would not recline. Long fight cramped 27B"

Cons: "2 hours delay from jfk miss flight from Zürich to krakow wait 7hours next flight get in krakow in11clock baggage missing I’m not happy"

Pros: "Good food for economy , good selection of new releases movies included , small seat and leg room but not terrible"
Cons: "Made us check our carry on bag because it was too heavy and was told to get it from baggage claim on our connecting flight for it to never show up then waited in line for missing luggage for them to tell us they transferred it and would be waiting at the final destination"

Pros: "The food wasn’t bad"
Cons: "Business seats suck"

Pros: "All staff of Swiss made you feel important."
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Nice staff, very friendly"
Cons: "Paying for WiFi, could use more comfortable seating"

Pros: "Courteous Staff Excellent Service and enough concern for the guests."

Pros: "On board service"
Cons: "the teminal 4 sevice at JFK: the huge line before the security looked like a complete misorder and for no reason lingest lined I ever saw in airports instead of spliting the crowd in shorted lines to every security crew without maku=ing people to pass long lines with the hand luggage and children, it was really and absolutelu=y far from any comfort."

Pros: "Service was excelent puntualiti was excelente thank you very much"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "If I were a small person I would have been almost comfortable the seats were so narrow with no leg room so that trying to find a place for myself was laughable, unfortunately not the funny laughable. There is not a chance that I will ever again book an international flight on Swiss. I hope you share this with the airline."

Cons: "The headset outlet is still the old one, so you can't use your own ."

Pros: "It reminds me of school dinners"
Cons: "Bland, over cooked No thought into the presentation or flavour"

Pros: "Swiss being swiss, great service and food was quite nice."
Cons: "Airplane felt old, entertainment system is small and outdated."

Pros: "Swiss has the most cheerful crews I've seen, and their enthusiasm is infectious which makes it easier to tolerate being cramped in a plane for hours. Also, I love that they give you a Swiss chocolate at the en of the flight."

Pros: "Entertainment"

Cons: "My seat did not recline and my tv did not work"

Pros: "Selection of movies was good."
Cons: "The mushroom pasta they served was absolutely terrible."

Pros: "staff were very helpful"

Pros: "BEST FLIGHT OF MY LIFE"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Pros: "nice staff."
Cons: "lack of space. being in middle row."

Pros: "The plane was clean, on time, and the staff were professional and friendly."
Cons: "I opted for the pasta dinner and it was bland and mushy. Salad was boring iceberg lettuce."

Pros: "Painless flight"
Cons: "No bottles of water for economy flyers"

Pros: "All good"

Pros: "gluten free option included gluten free bread, but meal itself was quite bland."
Cons: "in-flight entertainment screen for my and my husband's seats were not working. we complained to the flight attendant who said that they would reset the system, but they never did."

Cons: "I had a lot damaged luggage!"

Pros: "efficient boarding ang pre- boarding"
Cons: "these planes are not meant for people above 180 cm. On transcontinental flights it is absolutely unacceptable"

Pros: "Service. The food was good. Entertainment was good."
Cons: "As a person of color I didn't feel that I received the same warm welcome from some of the attendants. For example the expression on their faces were blank when I said hello. I picked up my food tray and gave it to the attendants very politely. She just took it out of my hand. When the passenger next to me did the same she said thank you very politely. He was Caucasian. Some were very friendly and polite."

Cons: "I could notice The crew was really attentive and took good Care of passengers Who speak german or were from Swizertland, meanwhile with The rest of The passengers they were not really nice at all."

Pros: "The steward was friendly"
Cons: "1) Assigned seat but was allowed to change seat 24 hours before online check in but at baggage drop off at airport, I was shocked that Swiss Air did not abide to our selected seats changed and gave us the initial seat assigned. 2) At airport check in, none of the ground crew able to gave us good explanation or assistance. 3) Enterainment has to reboot twice. Audio selection cannot be play. No USB port for charging phone."

Pros: "The boarding process was efficient. Swiss Air provides much more spacious and comfortable seating arrangements than many other airlines."
Cons: "My entertainment system would not turn off, which made it difficult for me to fall asleep. I asked a flight attendant for help and she said she would reset it. However, the reset did not work and she never came back to verify whether or not it had solved the situation. I finally gave up and put a blanket over the screen. Furthermore, the meal service was very slow. It seemed as if most of the staff was very young and likely inexperienced. Perhaps it would be better to mix younger, less experienced staff with more seasoned staff. I flew three other Swiss flights during my European vacation and the service was much faster. Incidentally, most of the staff on these other flights were older and probably more experienced."

Pros: "I like that Coke Zero was available."
Cons: "My chair was stuck in the fully reclined position for a good portion of the flight and my wife's chair was constantly being knocked into by the passenger behind her because his seat was too short for him. When the seat in front of me was reclined, the screen was only a few inches from my face. There was a loud, obnoxious passenger next to me who almost got into a fistfight with another passenger until the stewardess came to calm him down."

Pros: "Spacious and good food"

Pros: "that they had new movies"
Cons: "the leg space is non existent, few of the seat dont even recline meanwhile some recline more than normal"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Narrow feeling seat"

Cons: "Good overall"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The most racist and unfriendly and uncivilized people ever."

Pros: "No delays at all. Couldn't ask for more."
Cons: "Screaming babies."

Pros: "Very efficient airline; all goes smoothly"
Cons: "Paid for preferred seating but legroom was still very bad. I'm small but the legroom was cramped"

Pros: "Just safety."
Cons: "- the crew was unpleasant and rude, which came as a surprise because usually Swiss crew is nice - the seat was unrandomly small, awfully for someone who is 5'11 - the food was so average"

Pros: "Doing a fantastic job keep on"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Check in is insanely long. Terminal 1 at JFK as usually Absolutely terrible. Line to go thru TSA is exacting 40 min at 12 am Midnight. We pay so much (in the price of our ticket) to be treated as cattle !!!"

Pros: "That was extremely nice of the company that we had that little package with toothpaste, toothbrush, pillow, slippers etc. Very happy about that."
Cons: "I wish I could have access to wifi on the plane, to tell my family how I was doing."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Air conditioning didn't work!!"

Pros: "Excellent service. Very tasty food."
Cons: "Too many voice announcements, interfering with the entertainments system."

Pros: "Food and service in business class were splendid."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "leaving and arrival on time."
Cons: "No leg space in economy."

Cons: "I missed my connection. Which caused me to lose a critical day of work."

Pros: "Not bad"
Cons: "Okay"

Cons: "Total chaos during boarding..no organization"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and comfortably. Enjoyed every moment"

Pros: "Generally roomy and comfortable... smooth travels"
Cons: "Second leg of trip had no werking monitors. no WiFi on any flights...."

Pros: "All the staff was polit"

Pros: "Great service in the airplane plus they offer some amenities like slippers, tooth paste and toothbrush, they offer you wet towels to clean and refresh yourself during he flight. Really good."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "I like crue"
Cons: "3 days travel instead of 1 , WTF?????...."

Cons: "My lugged lost"

Pros: "Number of times served and staff was excellent."
Cons: "Had one entree option. Take it or leave it is the only choice."

Pros: "the staff was so polite and helpful thank you"

Pros: "Ozan was a perfect attendant. Always asked us how we were and helped us when we needed anything."

Cons: "No vegan or even vegetarian meals. Very disappointing"

Pros: "Wi-Fi should be free on thec plane"
Cons: "The song selections was inadequate. Need more Nigerian hip pop songs"

Cons: "I t would have been much better to have a faster check in process"

Pros: "Price, Price, Price"
Cons: "Keep going KAyak"

Cons: "It was very hot on the plane."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The last minute gate change--"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "all in all !!!!"

Pros: "Exellent"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Not trying to be flattering here but it really is a good airline."

Pros: "Clean and computable plane, very good meals and quick handling for departure"
Cons: "Nothing !"

Pros: "20 min delay. Boarding took too much time"

Cons: "Most concerning aspect is security. Very unlikely that I will choose Turkish airlines in the future"

Pros: "Definitely would recommend Turkish airline Great experience overall"

Pros: "TK is terribte during the Turkey coup attempt"
Cons: "Terrible"

Cons: "3 hour late"

Pros: "Wifi when I get to turkey, without needing a fan sim"

Pros: "They didn't want to go to work today. And it's your fault. So they will punish you."

Pros: "Everything was excellent."

Pros: "Sitting was small"

Pros: "Thank u very much!!!"

Pros: "Turkish airline excellent"

Cons: "Because of delay they left me to sleep on the airport in Istanbul. I am pregnant and nobody didn't wanted to help me at transfer desk. Last time in my life with Turkish Airlines."

Cons: "old plane . . . showing wear and tear. no wifi"

Pros: "Always on time....no delays."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Quiet trip"

Pros: "EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR BEING CRAMPED IN MY SEAT."

Pros: "purfect"
Cons: "foot and smile face"

Pros: "Good enough."

Cons: "Flight delayed and I missed connection"

Pros: "crew wasn't friendly, seats are very narrow and uncomfortable"
Cons: "FOOD WAS DISGUSTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "Crew was super attentative."
Cons: "Nothing, they tried hard to make sure everyone felt they were available to take care of what they needed and when they needed."

Cons: "The Soviet Union wants its airline back. This was perhaps the RUDEST airline experience I've ever experienced. I was at Frankfurt (FRA) airport waiting to board Air Moldova Flight 864 to Chisinau (KIV). Due to a delay caused by Frankfurt security (and no fault of my own), I was delayed in reaching the gate. Since it was past my boarding time, I grabbed my bags from the conveyor belt once past security without having time to repack. I arrived at the gate and the extremely rude Air Moldova gate agent on duty yelled at me and demanded that I give her my boarding pass. When I told her I needed to pack, she yelled that there was “no time for that”. When I searched for my pass, she again yelled and said “NOW!”. When I told her that it was not my fault that I arrived late since there was a delay at security, she said “Not my problem!”. After she checked my boarding pass, I tried to repack and she again yelled “There is no time. Go to the bus NOW!” I once again told her that it was not my fault I got delayed and she again yelled “NOT MY PROBLEM”. In addition to rude employees, the airline is clearly in violation of safety regulations. The safety card in the back seat pocket was written in ARMENIAN – and Armenian only, thanks to the plane having been leased and Air Moldova not appropriately changing the safety cards. How did they expect people who read Romanian or Russian (the local languages) or English to understand it! On top of that, the plane was easily 20 years old or more and dirty. If they can't even keep a plane clean or have the appropriate safety cards, what else are they not maintaining. Do not fly this terrible airline!"

Cons: "Great airline"

Cons: "Tight seating"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Lufthansa is a great airline. My problem is Kayak, who sold the tickets to us."
Cons: "You, Kayak, sold me economy tickets. When I checked in online I saw it for the first time that our tickets were Economy Light. So even though we are Frequent Flyers, we payed $220 for three checkin luggages. I intend to dispute this case."

Pros: "On board crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Muslim meal does not mean all Muslims eat curry. It’s rediculous that we cant have a decent English breakfast instead you get curry or some form of curry for breakfast, lunch and supper. Your so called Muslim meals are not suitable for kids!! There is no such thing as a Muslim meal either. It’s simply called Halal otherwise then everyone else’s meals should be called Christian or Jewish meals etc. Also I requested help with transfer to my last flight which was horrendous because I’m one adult with 4 kids ages 1 to 11 and my eldest has sever learning disability. I nearly missed my flight because our flight landed late and I was struggling to keep my kids safe and together while running for the next flight. Somone should have been there to help with transfer."

Pros: "Plane and service was excellent"

Pros: "Friendly staff!!!"
Cons: "All good!!"

Pros: "Review for Eurowings"

Pros: "The incrediblesmoothness of the flight: the lane to Frankfortwas a dream plane, and the pilots are to be congratulated."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Late noisy too many children slow boarding"

Cons: "Too hot on plane but food was more ham expected and drinks were appreciated"

Cons: "Flight was delayed."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "1. There was no beverage service before the meal - that's new to me (travelled 4x around the globe, mostly with LH 2. It took 3 people to open the meal seal with the plastic knife ... 3. You need a written contact with your neighbor about the foot placement - space is so narrow, you need to take turns if you would like to come off the plane without back injuries 4. New custom: serve coffee AFTER breakfast 5. Nobody walked around with water or juice between the meals - you had to wake your neighbor since climbing over someone is no longer possible [either] 6. If you have 2 beverages on your tray and your neighbor needs to get out, you need a third person to assist (impossible to get out of your seat with 2 beverages in your hands (we tried it!) - just too narrow (even for a European Teenager) 7. It was not clearly visible who boards where. An Economy couple standing patiently in line at the Wong boarding line was sent back to the end of the long economy line - although NOBODY was in the business line"

Pros: "Flight on time and excellent service."
Cons: "Food was not great."

Pros: "Wasn’t Lufthansa, was Singapore Airline from Ny to Frankfurt.Was excellent definitely."

Pros: "Clean aircraft, very friendly crew, good food, overall great trip."

Pros: "I said everything in another evaluation"

Cons: "No room for my knees."

Pros: "Lufthansa airlines never fails to provide excellent service."

Pros: "Fight attendants' courtesy"

Pros: "Munich airport is great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Mess in JFK airport"

Pros: "Efficiency and level of care, quality of food and drinks, not to mention the entertainment on Lufthansa Airlines!"
Cons: "Nothing to write here, whole experience was excellent!"

Pros: "service crew"

Pros: "Staff is super friendly and works hard to accommodate your needs. This flight also so happened to be empty so I got to lay down and nap haha."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything is great. I'm just writing these words so my review hits 50 characters."

Cons: "Needed more option in sports. Specifically Cricket"

Pros: "Lufthansa is amazing!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I was upgraded after all the pressure from thehurrricane this was the icing on the cake"

Pros: "2 hours delayed in Munich"

Pros: "The service and the air hostess were very nice and kind"
Cons: "The chairs are not comfortable at all :("

Cons: "Flight was overbooked with many.people being on standby. The crew at the gate was unhelpful making entire experience more streafull than necessary without clear rules how the seats will be assigned (whether we should wait in line or they will call us by names). The flight was 2h delayed in NYC because of the mess at the gate coating me a missed connection to Denmark (not that it was necessary have Lufthansa put any effort in speeding up.my transfer like pick up at the gate, gate information before I left aircraft or even as I approached a desk I. Frankfurt as the conneecting flight was late too). On top of that mess I have not gotten my speciality meal and eintertaiment system was malfunctioning the entire flight. Crew could not be bothered with bringing over water and didn't exactly respond to call button."

Pros: "Everybody was very courteous and tried to accommodate us and our baby!"

Pros: "Terrific staff, efficient process"
Cons: "Bathrooms weren't working"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Waste 3 hours in connecting flight."

Pros: "The stewards did their jobs well."
Cons: "Our departure was severely delayed due to airport and aircraft crew errors. This meant that I missed my connecting flight in Munich, had to endure an extended lay over, board an extra flight to Budapest and endure an even more unbearable lay over there before being able to reach my final destination in Athens. I paid for a one-stop flight and have ended up having to endure a two-stop flight with extended lay overs. I feel completely cheated out of my money and overall have had a terrible experience."

Pros: "My first flight overseas was wonderful. Almost never felt any turbulence and the crew was so friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Cramped seats in economy. Next time we'll definitely upgrade for more leg room."

Pros: "Handling crew was great . Seat was comfortable!!! Meal was very good and tasty"

Pros: "Food service , steward-ess were personable, seats were comfortable, good leg room,"
Cons: "Very few good Obie's to choose from."

Pros: "Everything"

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

Pros: "Everything was excellent except breakfast from joke to Fra"
Cons: "Breakfast one choice including ham which unrespect to Muslims"

Cons: "My son Adam is in Mekele Ethiopia having flown most of his journey with Lufthansa. For two days now, his luggage with his nebulizer and asthma medications has gone missing and not ONE person at Lufthansa is willing to help on their end. Since his last leg was with Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa is unwilling to help in any fashion or form in helping to track the luggage that flew with them over two flights. They DENY they have any responsibility to help because it's not their "policy." They wouldn't even look into their computers to see where the luggage was last seen. I am so angry that "policy" is more important to Lufthansa than actual human caring about their passengers."

Pros: "All went well. On time boarding n arrival. Smooth flight n landing"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The staff at check in was very helpful!! Great service!"
Cons: "You need to pay $35 per seat to reserve."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Small leg space"

Pros: "I was unable to board my flight given British airways misinformed me about a COVID test prior to boarding for a flight to Israel. This resulted in a $50 fee, loss of money."
Cons: "There should be no charge and a refund issued for a mishap on behalf of British airways."

Pros: "From JFK to London, staff was friendly."
Cons: "From JFK to London, a large number of passengers were not wearing masks properly and the crew did not take action other than a reminder early on. From London to Edinburough, the crew was somewhat rude."

Pros: "That we got home safe"
Cons: "It wasnt a BA plane! Food, staff and entertainment all not really up to scratch"

Cons: "The temperature in the cabin was unbearably hot"

Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Not applicable."

Cons: "The seating is appealing. Impossible to sleep. I will be “ saddle sore “ for days. Please look at the padding and upgrade"

Cons: "Only one round of drinks served?"

Cons: "Baggage delayed on arrival"

Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "The food, inflight entertainment. Our flight was delayed by over an hour."

Pros: "Hospitality"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "New clean plane"
Cons: "Limited leg room if unable to upgrade. Unexciting food."

Pros: "Efficient boarding, friendly staff"
Cons: "Very poor movie choice and poor quality screen"

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Inflight meals and entertainment seat pitch"

Pros: "It went well . No problems."

Cons: "2 Hours delay I lost my connection it took like 10 more hours to get to my destination I finally got to my destination my luggage was misiing today is Tuesday July 24th and I’m still waiting no luggage and dress with the same clothes since Sunday"

Pros: "Notting"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The Crew were great"
Cons: "Boarding could have been more efficient"

Pros: "The fight was ok."
Cons: "It took us two hours to go through customs. Th luggage people had no idea where our luggage was. As a result it cost us an extra 30 lbs because our cad drive had to wait an extra 2 hrs."

Cons: "Nothing special and generally disappointing."

Cons: "air condition from above and from everywhere, it was too cold for me."

Pros: "."
Cons: "."

Pros: "I liked that the crew on this flight was much much nicer than my previous flight going fromLondon to NY. Another thing I liked was your entertainment , movies, series, had a nice selection."

Cons: "Boarding was a bit chaotic."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours because of hydronic issues. I feel asleep and missed the food which was part of the ticket wasn’t woken up. Was then woken by the passenger behind kick my chair which was not comfortable at all and the entertainment system was something out of the 80s, screen so small could see the picture that well and the touch screen was not that reactive. Cabin crew we grumpy. Ashamed this is called British not what I called British........"

Pros: "Efficient and convenient"
Cons: "The cleanliness of the plans...my tray table has crusted food stains and the magazines in the seat pocket had gum all over them."

Pros: "The crews don't stop giving away foods/drinks! They kept asking the passengers if we need aanything."
Cons: "Not sure, but I felt the spca is a bit smaller than other flights."

Cons: "Jfk terminal 7 is the WORST!"

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "No wifi. TVs were small and old"

Pros: "It was on time and transfer was easy"

Pros: "A lot of space for legs"

Cons: "The bad attitude of BA staff at checkin. My ticket was confirmed but found out I was waitlisted when I got to the airport."

Pros: "I loved the crew - they were very helpful and communicative. The food was also good, and I enjoyed the movies."
Cons: "My seat would not recline, so when the lady in front of me reclined her seat, eating and watching movies became difficult. The crew were very helpful in trying to solve the problem, but the seat was broken so they could do nothing to help me. They offered to move me and my son, but we had settled in and so decided to decline the offer."

Pros: "What a different experience in relation to last week!"

Cons: "No direct communication. Really bad"

Pros: "Early arrival!"

Pros: "Movies free Staf Comfortable"
Cons: "Lint time on plain before take off"

Cons: "Jfk massive queue at checkin/drop off"

Pros: "Very bad situation please call me or send me your email"

Pros: "Friendly crew"

Pros: "Staff did their best to be helpful and cheerfull to make up for a 3 hour delay on our flight"
Cons: "3 hour delay"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The whole trip."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Seating was not comfortable."

Pros: "Nice food, polite, warm and competent staff, blankets and pillows at every seat. Kids enjoyed all the shows. You knew you were not flying an airline that cut corners."
Cons: "Plane crew had to reassign seats since plane used had a different configuration than one listed at check-in. That took a long time, but crew was experienced and calm and handled it."

Pros: "Everything was on time. The plane was kind of full but the flight attendants really tried to reseat passengers that wanted to change their seats. To me, that's above and beyond, being in the service industry myself. The entertainment was really diverse and offered many options. The food was good and the red wine was excellent. The pilot gave us regular updates about the flight and the weather in Barcelona, our destination. The seats were roomy and comfortable. Restrooms were very clean."

Pros: "Loved all of the coffee tea and drink offerings, they were frequent but not overbearing. Vegetarian option was pretty okay."
Cons: "Seats were as tight as expected for coach but felt as if they were lacking cushioning on the backs, as if they were almost completely worn through."

Pros: "Premium economy seats - even the old ones that were on this flight - are still a better experience than economy but I didn't find the difference in price worth what was delivered."
Cons: "Service was scattered compared to the LHR > JFK leg. No "welcome aboard" drinks, staff seemed very distracted, frantic and a bit disorganised. Food was very disappointing and I'm pretty sure it gave me a sick stomach for 24 hours after."

Pros: "The special meal was horrible"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "As was another flight operated by American Airlines and the second flight connecting us. We were not on it. Still stuck in Orlando trying to get home when this took off. They closed the gate on us early in Orlando leaving us stuck with no way home. . This airline is shockingly bad. It will be avoided at all costs. Not really surprised as the flights with them to get there were very bad also. Go with a different airline. Always."

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