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MarchBest time to beat the crowds with an average 25% drop in price.

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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 40% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$974(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$768or less

Good deal one-way

$615or less

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Top 5 airlines serving New York to Johannesburg OR Tambo

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8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,972 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "On March 4, my wife and I made a flight from New York to Sydney with a transfer in Doha, Qatar. We flew the Qatar airline business class. Everything was great despite a very large flight. New plane, very clean. Wide comfortable seats turning into a large comfortable bed. Great menu and good wine list. All staff are professionally trained and very friendly. All this made this flight very comfortable and we were not tired."

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

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Perfect"

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: "Food selection. However, the snacks need to be readily available on long flights."
Cons: "Entertainment is lacking behind other international carriers"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "On line flight experience"
Cons: "The food has to improve especially they have to provide fresh food"

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 awesome. Amazing service and great new planes."
Cons: "All good"

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

Pros: "Excellent meals. Pleasant cabin crew. Good inflight entertainment system and choices. Concerned about short connection in Doha but no problems. Good signage."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Passengers with kids up To ten yrs should be boarded with passengers with infants...otherwise excellent service...i like flying with Qatar airways.."

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

Pros: "Food and flight attendants were excellent in Business Class"
Cons: "Sitting near bathrooms was a bit noisy and difficult to sleep"

Pros: "Staff was great"

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

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

Cons: "Even though we landed in Doha before our connection left ( barely-20 min)on Qatar airways, they would not hold the connecting flight for the 7 of us who were connecting. This was extremely disappointing as we then lost a full 8 hours of our first day arrival. If they schedule you for a 45 minute connecting flight, I suggest you book a later one. Our flight from NYC left on time but was 20 min late landing. Their only compensation to us all was use of the airport lounge in Doha ( quite nice with free food wine and showers, but would rather have had the extra day in Bali."

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

Pros: "The bag with socks and toothbrush with paste was a nice touch. The flights operated on time! The seats were fairly comfortable for coach class."

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

Pros: "Staff was courteous. Food wasn't too bad. Plane was clean and modern. Ambiance was relaxing. This was a very pleasant flight compared to other airlines."

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"

Cons: "Seats are too small"

Pros: "Worst customer service"

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Economy seat"

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

Pros: "Everything! Great budget price that still delivers first class service. The stopover in Doha is wonderful. Could not be more pleased!"

Pros: "Very kind & friendly crew. Boarding was smooth & flight was comfortable. Food was good considering it's airline food."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"

Pros: "Food was better than expected. Entertainment as good as any major airlines. Planes were new and modern."
Cons: "Flight attendants are not friendly and rude. Seat had a problem reclining."

Pros: "Service of air stewards very friendly and polite"
Cons: "This goes for Qatarfigjta from harare to Doha and Doha to Washington DC and back. I am not going to give individual report on each one. Food - my daughter could barely eat anything and the vegetarian meals were stone cold most of time. It was hard to eat at Qatar airport because not only is the food terrible (Burger King and bad Asian food) but outrageously expensive. Our media system did not work for one leg. ** way to many ads on your media system. Every time you watch a new TV episode, you have to sit through 5-6 ads for stuff that is not interesting and the same each time. ** plane info on media system keeps reverting to Arabic even when English is indicated as preferred la gauge. We had to place our iPads in checked luggage for flights from harare to USA as we went through Qatar. *** I asked for quiet seats and was given seats near kitchen and toilet even though I booked in hours in advance. One leg had my ten year old daughter and I in different rows even though I checked in 4-5 hours in advance Of flight . ** staff moved my hand luggage without my permission and without informing me - it was stressful trying to find it."

Pros: "Clean. Friendly staff. Good food. Good entertainment."
Cons: "Small cramped seats."

Pros: "Quite journey"

Pros: "Okay"
Cons: "Okay"

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

Pros: "Services"
Cons: "Food"

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: "Best Arab airline so far.5 star but if I could give more i would"

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

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "It was okay"

Pros: "terrible customer service. wrong information on ticket and nobody could help me with anything. I will never fly emirates again"

Pros: "Brought me to liberty. The Kingdom of Thailand. Great Airline. Reasonable Price. Excellent treatment at Dubai international airport. TSA was also good at Liberty International Airport."
Cons: "Long boarding lines at Liberty International Airport."

Pros: "Plane was modern and more comfortable than most"
Cons: "I do understand that it was an overnight flight but the crew came around only during meals and at no other time did they check on us. I hit the call button and nobody came - call button just went off. I was in the middle next to a sleeping passenger and could not get up."

Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Cons: "Seats were a little narrow and could use new cushions."

Pros: "Entertainment was awesome. Lots of new movies"
Cons: "Flight was 1 hr delay and we missed our connection flight. That was the most frustrating from the trip. Crew and aircraft was okay nothing special like I expected."

Pros: "Flight was quicker than expected"
Cons: "Food and the attendants"

Cons: "Flight lest 2 hours late. Didn’t have my choice of meal. Cabin crew very inattentive. Worst flight ever with Emirates in business class"

Pros: "Great service and attitudes by staff."

Cons: "I did not get vegetarian food. And when i book that ticket i didn't get the option of food selection..."

Cons: "Because my husband and I couldn't complete the online check in, we ended up sitting on different ends of the plane."

Pros: "I love everything about Emirates."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nice flight sttendents"
Cons: "Seats too small"

Pros: "Efficient and good actually good for airline food"
Cons: "Electronic equipment a bit out dated and below standard"

Pros: "I like thec customer service. Very accommodating"

Pros: "Crew was fantastic!! Definitely will travel with Emirates again!!"
Cons: "Seats a bit uncomfortable but I know nothing can be done about that, so everything else was great."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Very welcoming. Coach made comfortable. Excellent movie selection"

Pros: "The cabin, the variety of beverages and the time of the trip"
Cons: "Perhaps the strange breakfast and the TVs quality"

Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "For an 8 hour flight - we were given a sandwich and breakfast. Expected to be served dinner and breakfast given the time."

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Legroom entertainment show selection remote control {very poor} Food"

Cons: "We landed in Dubabi from Athens a bit late. We were taken by a bus from the plane to the terminal which took 15 minutes. That lefte us about 30 mins before the gate closed From where we were dropped off we walked for about 15 minutes but were nowhere near our gate. We asked Emirates employees to give us a ride in the golf cars. But they all refused, until one had pity on us and gave us a ride. We reached the gate a couple of minutes before the gate closed. When we arrive in Kolkata we were told that out luggage hadn't arrived. They reached our luggage to our Kolkata home a 11:30 pm. What a nightmare. Never again on Emirates."

Pros: "The flight from Johannesburg to Dubai on an Airbus A380 was the best , the return was on the 777ER it's a bit older avoid it if you can, I prefer the a380 it's roomy, more comfortable and modern, the food was good, the cabin crew very helpful and friendly and both flights were on time. I'll be flying only Emirates from now on"
Cons: "Just the coffee was terrible lol,"

Cons: "Electronic entertainment is poor and the whole experience rather depressing no matter how hard the crew tries"

Pros: "Best entertainment system."
Cons: "Wifi didn't work. Seats could be more comfortable."

Pros: "Everybody was polity with smile the trip as good and"

Cons: "seats are way too narrow for such a long trip."

Pros: "Friendly staff and on time schedule"
Cons: "Tight leg room"

Pros: "Everyone was nice and attentive nice meals"

Pros: "Crew / service very attentive. Lovely appearance. Food very good , also the coffee! I also enjoyed the little comforts, pillows, blankets & the travel pouch with travel essentials. I also appreciate the cabin sizes & locations of the lavatories. And, love the ceiling lights!"
Cons: "My entertainment screen wasn't responding well, which di annoy the passenger in front of me lol"

Pros: "One of the better experiences I've had on a plane"

Pros: "Very impressed. Will definitely fly with them more often in the future. A little confused with the max weight of baggage. Website was not so soecific."
Cons: "A little confused with the max weight of baggage. Website was not so specific."

Cons: "I didn't like the food after I hate the fish with rice I got sick sweating cold!!terrible experience!!"

Pros: "Every thing"

Cons: "Broken seat, little leg room...A380 is a much better plane than the airbus."

Pros: "E v e r y t h i n g ..... I understand now why they are the number ONE airlines in service. We travel enough to see the BIG difference. Thumbs up. Please don't change !!!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food was great"

Cons: "Too nosiness to hear movie"

Cons: "All was great"

Pros: "Leg room, seats reclining, kids movie selection."
Cons: "Food was horrific. Kids meal was just not Edible and smelled bad. By the time cabin crew reached our section there was no food selection. Bathrooms deteriorated through the flight and were not cleaned through a 10 hr flight. Paper towels and toilet toilet paper ran out two thirds of the way into the red-eye flight and bathrooms became non useable in the morning. Crew requires more training in upkeep of airplane on long-haul flights."

Pros: "Customer service, amenities like socks, sleeping mask, free headphones and free drinks were all excellent part of the trip."
Cons: "I'm a reasonable we'll traveled man who always flies economy class (unless I get a free upgrade or a great price to upgrade at check in). This is the most uncomfortable, cramped, and smallest seat I have ever flown in...first time flying Emirates...I certainly would never fly again and actual am haunted by the idea of the return flight in 10 days. Not worth it! I'd rather deal with possibly getting dragged off a United flight!"

Pros: "The crew was incredibly welcoming and supportive. I was traveling with my daughter and they were so sweet to take pictures with her and bring her to the cockpit. The plane was state of the art and our flight was early. Now I see what everyone means when they say flying with Emirates is flying with among the best. Thanks Emirates."

Cons: "Maria was very rude and not pleasant."

Pros: "Everything was great. Flight crew was fleindly. Can't really be bored with so many free movie selections."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike to be honest. Overall experience was amazing. Emirates is a great airline."

Cons: "My bag was left in Newark and did not make it to Greece. Absolutely unacceptable"

Pros: "Excellent experience. The airline I will be looking to fly from now on."

Pros: "Cleanliness, customer service, rapidness"
Cons: "Entertainment was a little outdated"

Pros: "Staff was great, plane was comfortable."

Pros: "They still catch my attention, and while traveling with them I continue to enjoy this airline."
Cons: "As per my Oslo - Dubai review (read there for more details), they cancelled my flight, put me on a flight a day later, and then left me with the bill and the inconvenience. This was the connector out of Dubai and back to Johannesburg. I've flown with them many times and I've picked up one or two small cut backs they've made like no hot towel when you get onboard, only before your arrival, and the meal seems a little more slimmed down (but still pretty tasty), They used have one or two extras which they've now taken away. Not sure why?"

Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "The movies are censored... there is no point in offering R rated films if you can't watch them as the director intended."

Cons: "Our stewardess was not the friendliest!"

Cons: "Too much nonsense with carry on and check in language. I paid for my seat but they changed it for better balance of the plain. Really I weigh 165 lbs. Once the plane reaches altitude they let me take my seat. However the plane was barely occupied and somebody with closer and took my seat."

Cons: "The food is good k"

Pros: "Amazing - they had a full dinner for a 9:55pm flight, with real silverware, complementary alcohol, for economy passengers! Crew extremely professional and efficient."

Pros: "The entertainment was good"
Cons: "The food on the 2nd flight was bad"

Pros: "Crew was great, seating comfortable."

Pros: "Crew was great. Phenomenal even."
Cons: "Economy seating, so hard to complain, I got what I paid for, but 1-2” more between seats would have kept my knees out of the lady’s back in the seat in front of me..."

Cons: "Actually making the flight"

Cons: "Movies , Wi-Fi , Live Shows"

Cons: "On time"

Cons: "seat comfort"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and attentive"
Cons: "Leg room on my first flight (longest leg of the trip) was not much and when the person in front of me leaned their chair back, my knees were touching the chair."

Pros: "The crew was great! The entertainment was pretty good too."
Cons: "The cabin was WAY too warm."

Pros: "Food was good. Crew was kind and gracious."
Cons: "Seats were extremely cramped. Once the person in the front reclined their seat it was very difficult to get out of the seat. Also better guidance is needed during boarding. Finally, my hand carry was checked 4 times by 4 different people, which means your staff doesn’t trust their own colleagues."

Pros: "Great staff and air flight attendants"

Pros: "They have a policy of letting kids under 5 board early which was a boon to us! The veggie pasta was really delicious."
Cons: "The delay to fly was the only issue"

Cons: "Despite listing items desired for breakfast per seat assignment, flight attendant still got it wrong."

Pros: "A very friendly and attentive crew and a decent meal. Comfort is still iffy in coach but better than most American airlines. Good selection of movies to pass the time."
Cons: "Seats in coach are cramped and some have an electrical box under the seat in front of you, so there is no room for your legs or carry on bag. Bathrooms keep getting smaller to jam in more seats."

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

Cons: "The way the movies, needed extra parts. No touch screen"

Cons: "Our flight was canceled and re-booked today. We’re so frustrated and inconvenience us. Very stressful! Swiss Air notification in email was sent short of notice."

Cons: "I was sitting on seat # 25 A : The distance between the seats in rows # 24 and # 25 was about 6 Inches less than between the other seat rows in front of us and across the isle thus making it VERY uncomfortable when the seat in front was in the sleeping condition. Peter M. Endriss"

Pros: "The line for screening for initial security at Ben Gurion was ridiculously long. Almost one hour in line before we even could be interviewed."
Cons: "Boarding and in-flight experience were excellent."

Pros: "Everything except the seats."

Pros: "The flight itself was very enjoyable. The only negative aspect was that the first leg of the flight was delayed long enough that I almost missed my connecting flight and my baggage was lost."
Cons: "The real reason for the negative review is a combination of the cost of this flight, loss of my baggage and poor service after the flight. I paid nearly $4,500 for an economy ticket from New York to New Delhi. The first leg of the flight, from New York to Zurich was delayed long enough that I made my connecting flight to Delhi within seconds of them closing the gate and as a result my baggage was lost. Once I got to Delhi I had to take a connecting flight to Goa and then drive an hour to my destination, where I was attending a good friend's wedding. All of my baggage was lost during transit by the airline, and unfortunately they never delivered by baggage to my hotel...so I was without formal clothes and normal clothes for the wedding for 4 days. The customer service line was no help, and the airline refused to deliver the baggage to me...the closest they would bring it was the Goa airport which was an hour and a half away."

Pros: "The flight was delayed from Newark to Zurich but they were able to rearrange my connecting flight before landing. The Swiss staff were very courteous and amicable. The food was also tasty."

Cons: "The flight was delayed by 85 minutes from Newark to Zurich"

Pros: "Good staff, good boarding, good announcements"
Cons: "The chairs are so small!"

Pros: "Clean, modern plane, friendly and attentive crew"
Cons: "Cramped space in economy!"

Cons: "It was very late, with us on it."

Pros: "Comfortable flight. The crew was very nice and amenities were fine."
Cons: "My luggage was lost. I had to wait in line forever to file a report. Luckily it was sent to my hotel later that evening."

Pros: "Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and the cabin was clean and comfortable. My flight from jfk to Geneva (then Zurich) was cancelled due to weather in Geneva (Swiss 23) so I got upgraded to a delta flight to Brussels then to Zurich Comfort+ !!! Thank you!"
Cons: "Flight from Zurich to Johannesburg: Swiss 288 (airbus a340-300) Sat in the last row of the Swiss air flight, economy, which was okay but our whole row video enternatinment system didn’t work. You’d pick a movie and it wouldn’t play. The games, camera and flight status animation all worked but not the movies. Air hostess tried resetting , still nothing. But it was a great opportunity to have a lovely conversation with my new German Friend Barbara and read my book! More lactose intolerant alternatives for breakfast which had much (cheese, yogurt, croissant) Other than those two , excellent flight. Thank you Swiss!"

Pros: "The crew was excellent. They were very efficient and went about their duties without disturbing the passengers."

Pros: "Friendly Staff"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Best food and attention that I've had on an airline in 20 years. Really. I was telling a friend today, Swiss Air started with drinks, gave us a Parisian baguette sandwich, gave us a healthy breakfast of yoghurt warm croissant butter jam orange juice, drinks again, and several passengers surrounding me got special attention, one woman with a baby, a disabled person, and a teenager that was 6'5" was relaocated by the flight attendant without him even asking to a bulkhead seat for more comfort. You don't see this kind a attention to detail on any US flights or US airlines, so I noticed it. It was as if I was traveling back in the 70's or 80's when Airlines would compete for our dollars with their service. I mentioned to my friend that if I had a choice and Swiss Air was one of the choices, I'd choose Swiss Air over any other airline."

Pros: "Stewards are very kind and friendly unlike those in US flights."
Cons: "None."

Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable, not the leg room but they just felt a little worn down and tilting forward"

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

Pros: "The seats on Swiss' A330-300 are so comfortable in economy. Easy to find a good position to sleep in. Embrear from Zurich to Oslo is tighter, but food and service like in the old days! Bravo!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The flight attendant told me I had to keep my seat upright throughout dinner so the person behind me could eat. I wanted to sleep and couldn't do so without reclining. The seats are tight but I was in the economy plus section so I thought she should have let me recline instead of physically moving my seat upright. And for someone who cared so much about the seat at dinner no one cared about me the rest of the flight. I slept through breakfast and no one left me a tray even. Plus, I had my seat back the rest of the flight including landing which I didn't realize. Isn't it their job to ensure our seats are in upright positions in case we forget or don't realize? Just a very blasé crew."
Cons: "See above regarding the crew. It's not that big of a deal but I really thought the crew was poor. Flight was short and easy enough though."

Pros: "good food, excellent entertainment selection"
Cons: "late boarding, late take off, missed my connection"

Cons: "Seating and foot space was uncomfortable to me."

Pros: "The crew really went out of their way to accomodate and made sure I found my seat, was entertained and was comfortable throughout my flight."
Cons: "It was delayed a little."

Pros: "Fine"
Cons: "Newark airport is awful. Can't get food, can't get coffee, can't get a newspaper. I would try to avoid it."

Pros: "Great customer service."
Cons: "Breakfast was a strawberry yogurt, orange juice and a croissant. Sugar free options ie. Eggs, rye or whole grain bread are a few examples of sugar free breakfast items that could be provided."

Cons: "On my return journey I was told at check in that there were delays that would mean missing my onward journey from Zurich. I was then rerouted through Istanbul with the promise that I would be well compensated for my troubles. I was told that I would receive a certain amount for every hour I was delayed from my original arrival at end destination. Well I arrived 8 or more hours after I had originally expected (and the reason I booked with Swiss Air was because of the timing and the apparent luxury of the flight). Once I got back home and tried to pursue this amazing compensation I received some of the worst customer service ever and received 0 compensation for the experience. Very disappointed and will never fly swiss airlines again."

Cons: "I had a good seat, the plane was comfortable and the crew was nice"

Cons: "Chrap food"

Pros: "Night flight. Food is fine."

Pros: "Perfect service, on time"

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 !!!"

Cons: "New aircraft and better management"

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: "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"

Cons: "Screaming babies"

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: "Perfect."

Cons: "No room"

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."

Cons: "The last minute gate change--"

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "all in all !!!!"

Pros: "Exellent"
Cons: "All good"

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: "Komforlu ve nezih bir ucus icin tesekkurler her sey o kadar guzelki ozellikle murettebat cok nazikti"
Cons: "Hic bir sey"

Pros: "Turkish airlines never gave me notice or explanation. At least Kayak gave me notice and i appreciate."

Pros: "nothing is good"
Cons: "the food and bathrooms"

Pros: "Boarding was done well and plane was on time."
Cons: "The staff was not very friendly and very lax in prep for take-off and landing."

Cons: "Old plane - entertainment system did not have too many movies. Food was just okay"

Cons: "Food was not it should be for business class"

Pros: "The flight was on time, the crew was fine"
Cons: "The business class lounge was closed, they gave us $25 per person voucher, but no one store in the airport wanted to accept them. There were not enough seats available when we were waiting for boarding. Business class entertainment needs significant improvement."

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "On time arrival"
Cons: "Translation speeches. Food uncooked. Bad entertainment"

Pros: "Need to upgrade seat and movies"
Cons: "Meals and toiletries"

Cons: "The boarding time was delayed. The boarding process could have be more streamlined."

Pros: "The flight was fine, overall okay. The food was good, especially dinner."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not very friendly. The media selections were fine but the sound was not good."

Pros: "yes"

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The plane was old, the seats were uncomfortable with no adjustable headrest or flaps to hold your head from flopping. There was no personal entertainment screens on the back of the seats, only the small community one mounted on the roof. The sound for this was terribly unclear. 8 hour boring flight."

Cons: "The seat reclined flat for comfort."

Cons: "better food"

Cons: "Bathrooms dirty"

Pros: "Good on flight entertainment."
Cons: "Stewardesses not too friendly... flight was late to board and take off by 2 hours."

Cons: "Prices should be lowered and more direct flights from EWR airport."

Cons: "I didn’t like that the food and the service and the chairs the floor is not clean actually that was bad flying flying"

Pros: "Direct flight, no other flights can do that."
Cons: "Air condition in airplane and Cairo airport was no good"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was great, very polite and service oriented."
Cons: "Amenities (seats, bathrooms, entertainment, headphones and food) were not on par with other world class carriers, especially for business class."

Pros: "Good flight. Arrived on time and left relatively on time"
Cons: "Luggage took a long time to arrive in the terminal"

Pros: "People. Food"

Pros: "The hotel and the food"

Pros: "Personnel was great. Delicious and frequent food and drinks."
Cons: "I asked for wheelchair service but I never received it."

Pros: "Almost perfect"
Cons: "They didn't give me a travel kit."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional. Food was very good as well as the selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Flight was on time, and plane was clean!"
Cons: "Passenger seating next to me (I was sitting in an aisle on a 3-seat row, economy plus) kept on leaning towards me all the time. I had to "create" of sort of barrier between the two of us with a couple of pillows. A lady sitting in the row in front of me - a 50-something y/o woman with husband and 3 kids keep on reclining her seat to the point that I was barely a couple of inches from the top of her head, even as I was eating. I had to forcefully push back ti get some room."

Pros: "Possibly the food and the flight is direct"
Cons: "Anything else you could think of. The crew is unfriendly the plane is messy no one follows rules or regulations just a complete mess"

Pros: "Great service & reasonable accommodation throughout the flight"
Cons: "Trash on the floor but that's on every flight"

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Every thing"

Pros: "Awesome"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I overpaid my flight by up to 50 per cent more than my fellow passengers yet they were allowed 2 bags each while I only got 1 . The flight attendants don't offer drinks except with meals . They took for ever to remove the trays after the meals that passengers were trying to take them out by themselves . They don't pass by with big bags to collect any garbage ."

Pros: "Amazing hospitality. Flight attendants were so friendly. The meals and gifts made for a very pleasant flight experience"

Pros: "The dinner food was decent (breakfast was subpar)."
Cons: "We waited about an hour lined up outside of the gate to board. Then when we finally boarded late, we sat on the runway for 2 hours! This wasn’t the first time it’s happened on this flight, either! We were thirsty and no one offered us water. The flight attendants kept skipping my friend and I when they did come around, which was not often. We were extremely thirsty the entire time and when we finally were able to get up to use the bathroom and search for water, we were told to sit back down. We got tiny cups of water about three times on a 10.5 hour flight. Lastly, the entertainment selection was very small and limited."

Pros: "Lots of terberlance but good flight"
Cons: "The terberlance"

Cons: "Boarding was a little slow, but the crew was nice and courteous Seating was comfortable and roomy. The food was good."

Pros: "Inexpensive fair."
Cons: "Little interaction with crew"

Pros: "The crew was very good. Helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I had no blanket, no pillow. I asked the attendant to get me a blanket and she passed me one that someone else was using."

Pros: "The people, the food, the culture."
Cons: "Traffic"

Pros: "We had a 10 hour lay-over in Cairo and EgyptAIr shuttled us to an excellent hotel and provided lunch and dinner - all for free. This was most excellent and so much more pleasant than sitting at the airport!"
Cons: "If EgyptAir would distribute a little English sheet how the steps are, where to get the passports back (at the EgyptAir Counter in the main hall at the airport), which lines to go to (we didn't officially immigrate, but still had to go through immigration upon return, which wasn't clear). Maybe a word on legal boundaries of the status in Egypt - EgyptAir had the passport, can we go to the pyramids or not - would be useful, too."

Pros: "Good services despite a long flight"

Pros: "Every member of the staff was super friendly. Complimentary food and beverages for all meals. Good selection for in-flight entertainment. Provided eye masks, blankets and pillows. Good amount of leg room."
Cons: "I don't really have any complaints! I would definitely use this airline again."

Pros: "Awesome"

Pros: "Services"
Cons: "Allowed only one bag and charged $120 for second bag. I thought we are allowed two bags"

Pros: "I loved the food selection. Taste and presentation were good too. Plane is new, which is plus."

Pros: "Comfortable red-eye flight to Johannesburg. Food very good and plentiful. Plane spacious and not crammed."

Pros: "I liked everything .... planes, food, service, punctuality..."

Pros: "The staff were so helpful and nice. The plane was smooth and clean."
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "Entertainment was better than first leg"
Cons: "Attendant woke me up several times. Bag was destroyed when I picked it up."

Pros: "Plenty of space, arrived 40 minutes sooner than expected"
Cons: "The flight attendants were a little rude. She skipped me quite a few times."

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