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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: "The food. The entertainment."
Cons: "Needs better seats! More room for long flights!"
Pros: "Amazing service ! Great food! Great amenities ! Very clean!!"
Pros: "The food and staff were great. The seats were rather comfortable and the flight was very pleasant."
Cons: "The entertainment system was of an older style wherein we had a choice of 3 movies and 7 "radio stations" across 15 or so "TV channels" rather than the fuller suite of entertainment options I'm used to on a Turkish Airlines flight."
Pros: "flight was on time helpful staff nice meals"
Pros: "Entertainment on long haul flights is top notch. Selection is incredible just bring your own headphones if you wanna be able to hear anything. Food is the best out of any other carrier. I've seriously been to full service restaurants with less tasty and well prepared foods."
Cons: "Seats are hilariously small. I know you're thinking "they're all like that." They're NOTHING like any other airlines. I've flown the following for reference: Lufthansa Air Swiss Delta Air France Air Arabia Saudi Airlines Egypt Air and a couple more I can't think of right now. I'm a very medium sized build and really short (5' 6") and I was so uncomfortable I wanted to (and probably will) cancel my return flight with them. My wife's back is still hurting from that flight. The staff are just plain awful save for 2 flight attendants. Out of 2 flights so far. I was told afterwards that this is commonplace when flying Turkish Airlines. For fairness sake I should mention that both Egypt Air and Saudi Airlines were worse. Whatever money you think you're saving by flying this atrocity you're gonna be spending on fixing your neck and back. Spend the extra and go with Swiss or even Delta. Avoid this rubbish"
Pros: "Always on time....no delays."
Pros: "Quiet trip"
Pros: "Wonderful Airline , great seating , clean planes and cooperative cabin crews highly recommended.."
Pros: "EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR BEING CRAMPED IN MY SEAT."
Pros: "overall the flight was good. but it is unbelievable that someone else sat on my seat and the crew could not sort it out."
Cons: "the ground handling was not good."
Cons: "foot and smile face"
Pros: "The aircraft were really nice and the service were great the air hostess were really nice"
Pros: "Connecting flight was not waiting from Instabul to Athens since the airplane from JFK left with a 1h 20min delay ."
Pros: "Not one thing"
Cons: "The steward and stewardesses Failed to control two drunk passengers who made the flight a nightmare for us all. The servers gave them five double whiskeys and then wondered why they were cursing and yelling - unbelievably unpleasant"
Pros: "Everything was on time Meals and drinks on the flights were good Lots of movie options on the plane There was an outlet and usb plug"
Cons: "not a lot of leg room"
Pros: "Entertainment system Availability of staff Cleanliness of plane"
Cons: "It was extremely hot the whole flight everyone was uncomfortable Coach seats need more leg space and the recliner on my seat didn't work"
Pros: "The plane was late taking off which made the connection in Istanbul tight. The fact that there were no announcemts made it somewhat stressful finding the gate which was very far from the location where we deplaned. Other than that, the food was great and the staff pleasant enough."
Cons: "2 times my movie screen didn't work. One time I was able to shift over to another seat and use a different iPad. Good movie selection."
Cons: "We were flying to JFK from TLV via IST. First flight was canceled and then re-scheduled after landing we were stuck for more than 3 hours inside airplane in Istanbul, then we were stuck inside the plane for 6 hours !!!!! Nightmare"
Pros: "My flight was delayed to begin with and then from turkey to islamabad the flight was diverted to karachi and due to unknow reason and i spent 12 hours at the airport without because the flight attendents reached their limit. Worst airline."
Cons: "Cramped. This is how I would describe my flight. Very tight. Seats close together, a bit claustrophobic. Made the 9 hour flight seem twice as long. Plane was an Airbus 300 (I think) Service was fine and attendants friendly but I'd think twice about flying long-distance with Turkish again on this Airbus model."
Pros: "Food was great! Drinks was varied The crew was very nice and thoughtful"
Cons: "There was no entertainment since the system didn't work all the flight. All the boarding things was very poor both sides of flight. Big delay!!"
Pros: "The food, the crew...everything!!!"
Pros: "Turkish airlines never gave me notice or explanation. At least Kayak gave me notice and i appreciate."
Cons: "For example the menu has fish or chicken but majority of passesengers did not have chance to get fish due to the limited number. Other than everything was great"
Pros: "Unnecessary delays, very rude and inconsiderate crew, both inflight and at the Istanbul Airport. They provided no accommodations for those that missed connections and had very poor organizations. Also, as a physician that was called to a medical emergency on the flight, I received not even a thanks. Also, they were very delayed in getting the medical supplies to us physicians and requires ID prior to opening the emergency kit which definitely delayed care!"
Cons: "Delays, inconsiderate crew, poorly managed medical situations, no hotel accommodations with prolonged flight delays, poor communication to passengers"
Cons: "the 7 hr delay and having to wait in line for 2 hrs to rebook in stead of being able to call a number."
Cons: "Was horrible, I felt like I was sitting in a back seat of two door car with no space for 9 hours and no way out, I refuse to fly Turkish ever again pay the extra $500 to fly with Emirates it Qutar well worth it than this place, food was discusting they shouldn't be a air line PIA is better"
Cons: "I miss my flight from Istanbul to sofia due a technical issues leaving JFK International Airport from NY and no one was waiting for us to make sure we can get to our connect fligt on time. Thank you Turkish Airlines for letting me stay 11 hours on your stupid airport and missing one day of may vacation. I will never ever again flight with you!"
Pros: "Top notch"
Cons: "The seats were close together and I felt crowded"
Pros: "Great movie selection. Some of the staff ( only some ) are really nice."
Cons: "Turkish airlines must have tried hard to squeeze in a few extra seats. Legroom used to be little but manageable. Now it is just painful. Also the food or service is not what it used to be."
Pros: "Everything good"
Pros: "Served us a meal and snack, which is much appreciated. Both were quite good for airplane food. Smooth flight. Excellent entertainment. There were actually QUALITY movies to watch, which made the time go by fast."
Cons: "It seemed difficult to get the attention of a stewardess for another drink. I guess I could have hit the button calling for someone, but I always feel like too much of a diva by doing that."
Pros: "great experience! I will highly recommend Turkish Airlines! Loved the slippers! Great food!"
Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "Tthe seats and surrounding space was small. The food was bad."
Pros: "The food is really good, they still are trying to do airline travel like it used to be - with great service and proper meals, menus and snacks. Lovely staff too."
Cons: "Inadequate space for rollie luggage - most compartments don't accomodate - and the flight attendants became frazzled as time went on - sometimes they were rude when you asked for water or a soda - I think because they would be coming by with a drinks cart in a second, but we don't always know that."
Cons: "Two women fight over space the entire flight and the flight crew were indifferent about it."
Pros: "Good experience flying the airline including: Checkin process including securing me the last exit row seat Boarding went quickly Meals were plenty and good - also had a menu Provided a personal case with things like socks etc Connection was smooth for me Customer service in general was good"
Cons: "Only negative experience was that I had a connecting flight with a small window (1 hour) in Istanbul and my bag didn't make the same flight as me so I was without it for a half day. However they handled the situation well - knew where my bag was, sent it on the next flight and delivered it to my hotel so it wasn't too inconveniencing."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Crew could have been friendlier. Also they should come around more often for trash collection"
Pros: "Very pleasent crew, yummy foods and excellent trıp"
Pros: "Seat was private, comfortable, accommodating. Service was really great, food was delicious. totally nice flight."
Cons: "It took a bit long to get a drink on the flight (over two hours) but that is probably because it's not really in the Turkish religious culture to drink ... other than that, it was a beautiful flight!"
Pros: "good food"
Cons: "seat spacing too crowded"
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "I wish there was a wife"
Cons: "That every person we spoke to since getting notification the original flight was delayed lied to us and misled us and failed to help us. Our vacation was completely ruined by booking with this airline."
Pros: "New plane!!"
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "Fast flight with no delays"
Cons: "Very old entertainment unit, slow touch screen, confusing interface. Very tight seats that were not very padded. Overall uncomfortable"
Pros: "As a professional musician, flying with my viola is one of the most nerve wracking experiences, as if it is forced to be checked due to insufficient room for overhead baggage, it could be completely destroyed. As stated in Air Canada's online policy, passengers traveling with musical instruments that fit as carry on baggage are allowed to change to earlier boarding zones. After approaching a staff member with my viola, I wasn't simply assigned an earlier zone, but rather I was allowed to board first. On this principle alone I will be flying Air Canada again. Thank you!!!"
Pros: "Loved the staff. Very friendly. Planes were clean and most of all, got to me my destination. On time!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding was chaotic. Flight itself was choppy."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Horrible customer care"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight after we were on the runway."
Pros: "The fact that I called in the a.m. and they rebooked immediately, no charge."
Pros: "On time and quick and simple"
Pros: "Everthing was smooth and on time"
Cons: "Nothing specific"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time."
Cons: "The airline failed to mention transit visa rules. Really poor customer service. Irrespective of what time of the day you call, the average wait time is 30 min. Who can wait for 30 min to receive his/her call. That's stupid for a premium air line. Even when someone answered they failed to provide a solution and were unsympathetic to my cause"
Cons: "2 and a half hour delay"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed about an hour and a half because of earlier delays in the day and the ground crew and pilot kept us fully informed of the situations as they evolved. Because of the timely updates I did not hear one person complain in my earshot range. Apart from the delay the service was great, as always."
Pros: "- Friendly and helpful crew - No turbulence - No major concerns"
Cons: "- Flight was delayed for over 20 minutes"
Cons: "It got cancelled and the service was horrific"
Pros: "We arrived ontime."
Pros: "Shorter flight than expected. Snacks. The baby beside me didn't cry for once"
Cons: "My tv had no sound."
Cons: "LONG DELETED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Flight got delayed"
Pros: "Smooth Flight, zero turbulence."
Cons: "The categories food and entertainment do not apply for this trip since it was a very shirt trip from NYC to Montreal Food and Entertainment is not available."
Cons: "To start, this flight was overbooked which I understand is a perfectly normal aspect of flying. However, the seats on this airline were so close to one another my legs were hitting the seat in front of me. I'm a thin 6' tall man, and I was uncomfortable the entire time. I've flown Air Canada many times but I've never experienced such a cramped seating experience with them. It was as if they added an extra five rows to the plane."
Pros: "I was changed to a new flight which gabe me 5 minutes to nake my conn cting flight! So they then changed me to an earlier fliight. In order to get there, I had to rush to the airport in an expensive taxi instead of by public transport as I had planned. Then on arrival, my bag did not arrive!"
Cons: "I will never choose Air Canada again."
Cons: "Long time till take off."
Pros: "Everything went as planned, no delays, left on time, etc.. As good as it gets! and my flight was amazingly cheap! very happy flyer."
Pros: "on time -thank you"
Cons: "my headset didn't work - it should have - the individual entertainment system on the flight was not working"
Pros: "Things were very good. Staff was freindly."
Cons: "The internet wasn't working but not a problem for a 1 hour flight."
Pros: "it was on time landed a few minutes early stewerdess were very nice"
Cons: "2 hour delay"
Cons: "They charged us 25 dollars for a carry on bag which was unfair. They didn't charge anyone else. When I came back I was not charged. I would like a refund. The people were very rude! I take that bag on trips weekly. I should have not been charged."
Cons: "They made me wait so long on the phone just to buy tickets and when I bought one, the staff member didn't include the returning flight, so I had to call back again and wait even longer for somebody to assist me. It was a nightmare. Also, I they don't refund or transfer tickets so be aware of that. Flight's were on time though."
Cons: "I am a visitor to Canada n travelling by myself, I do not carry cell phone and had no way to communicate these last minute changes to people coming to pick me up. Flight was overbooked n they bumped me off to a later flight. Then the airline lost my luggage and I was sent pillar to post to report it."
Pros: "Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "When I went to Check in there was alot of problems with the process on line By the time I was able to enter my information the session had timed out. It was so frustrating because I had to wait 51 minutes for an Air Canada representative to confirm I had checked in eventhough I didn't have my boarding pass on my I5 phone. I really like your planes and service providers,but your website is awful."
Pros: "On time with nice crew"
Cons: "Boarding a bit of a mess"
Cons: "The Toronto airport was ill-equipped for an international transfer. I barely made it despite a 90 minute layover. Air Canada was OK, not great."
Cons: "Very long line to get to security"
Pros: "Free snack"
Pros: "This was my first experience with air canada....and prior to the flight I had notions of yet another discount airlines because they charged you to book a seat. We did not pay the extra but were assigned seats during online checkin and were fine. The attendants were friendly and helpful. The seats were comfortable and the free inflight entertainment enjoyable."
Cons: "Terminal at LGA is crowded."
Cons: "From LGA to Toronto the input jack for the headphones was all messed up and I kept having to fiddle with it to get good sound."
Pros: "Good landing ahead of scheduled arrival time"
Cons: "Airplane is Too small :)"
Pros: "Great seating and very spacious for economy seats."
Pros: "The fact that I was rebooked immediately to my new flight AC-DC 705 at 8:50 am by two wonderful ladies at La guardia airport who comforted then boarded me unto a flight due to the fact that I missed my original flight. This occured due to the Airport being Unorganized! As I had checked in well before 3 hours and was on time for my original flight at 8:30 am."
Cons: "The airport was extremely packed, Unorganized and not well staffed. What I hated is that when I arrived at my original gate A7 the gentleman who boarded my original flight was unprofessional, rude, basically ignored me and said "You missed your flight !" Not even taking the time to listen to my situation or guide me in my next steps of acquiring a new flight to go to my classes and home in Toronto!"
Pros: "Decent leg room"
Cons: "Everyone confused about the aisle seats. Took much longer to find proper row."
Pros: "The flight attendants was very curtesous."
Cons: "I was upset that my flight was cancelled one day before the flight day. I contacted Air Canada but they should have tried to contact me as soon as the cancellation."
Pros: "TVs in each head rest with movies."
Cons: "No communication or care. Sat on plane in Toronto for 4hrs - no offer of beverage or snack. To announce flight cancelled. 90% of flights going same location was cancelled from gate. No reason to assume our flight would have special us president clearance to fly. And doesn't take 4hrs to figure that out. Then was not giving any assistance or comms on new flight. When called told best chance is 2 days for flight and was not providing any hotel voucher. We ended up driving from Toronto to NYC. We were irate!!!!!"
Cons: "I had 21Inch suitcase. but who helped me check in staff , he said my suitcase looks littlebit big charge me seccond luggage fee $35.... my suitcase 21Inch..it is cabin size...even I didnt use extendingzipper, when I see other people suitcase same size with my suit case or more ticker what I got more mad is my new suitcase got scratched, cracked. I paid $35 . I got broken suitcase ..no reson to do that .it is firsttime I used that... also flight is delayed 2 hours both time .this is understand. .. but I stil got mad, don't understand that silly staff. I regret I couldn't complained and choose aircanada. Also he never smile to customers not kind at all seems doesn't wanna work. From that , Whenever take flight to short distance I will use westjet or other one."
Pros: "Great flight, service was excellent, will choose Air Canada for my next trip to the Orient!"
Cons: "It’s a very long flight and I had the unfortunate luck of getting a broken entertainment unit."
Pros: "Service Food"
Pros: "Pretty much everything."
Cons: "The food could be better."
Cons: "Online checkin didnt work, long disorganized lines, delayed flight, bag lost"
Pros: "excellent flight service and free transfer hotel is great"
Pros: "eat drink all you want. back of plane but not any worse than other seats. good movie selection. considering the airlines take this is a good deal and flight. and all seats have an outlet!"
Cons: "they changed the flight time early on."
Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism of the crew were appreciated.Business class seats were comfortable but lack of wi-if disappointing."
Pros: "Excellent hospitality.Well managed & excellent customer service."
Cons: "Overall great service.I do not have any cons."
Pros: "Flight left on time, seats with plenty of room, friendly on flight staff"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment screen kept freezing up and had to be restarted several times"
Pros: "Pretty spacious, seats were comfortable enough, good entertainment"
Cons: "Couldn't check in online and consequently select a sea - it was very stressful"
Pros: "Crew super helpful"
Cons: "Our in-seat entertainment unit keeps having problem. In the end I still managed to watch the movies but it's not too pleasant having to press the button to start/pause again and again."
Pros: "The service and courteousness of the crew was absolutely fantastic. The entertainment was good and for the most part the whole trip went fantastic. Felt safe the whole time."
Cons: "The space was a little cramped but I sat economy and that’s generally how all economy class seating is."
Pros: "The food was better than expected. The service was good."
Cons: "The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle."
Pros: "Awesome experience! Great flight and plane."
Cons: "Just a hazy start because of JFK could not give me a boarding pass."
Pros: "Cabin crew is helpful, & I noted they are especially attentive to their elderly passengers & those needing assistance."
Cons: "The food is absolutely disgusting. And this from a national airline of a country renowned for one of the world's finest cuisines. It's an awfully long flight & little to eat. Even the packaged peanuts were poor. Also, deplaning at Guangdong requires use of portable stairs & bus to terminal - they don't use the jetways! This is a pain in the butt - and knees for those with any mobility issues."
Pros: "Food and check in staff"
Cons: "Crew member from JFK to Can unprofesanal from Can to Ktm very exlent costumer serves It was fisrt time I fly but as hole not bad"
Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "I was sitting on the window seat from Guangzhou to JFK, the person sit next to me( middle seat ) was a handicapped person, she couldn't stand n was pushed in by wheelchair , I don't understand why was she put in the middle seat, I have to climb over her everytime I wanted to go out, what if there is an emergency, it would be difficult to evacuate her, she travel with another three person, middle seat was just not right for her, the crew on board should have disallowed her to sit in the midfle"
Pros: "The service, food, and comfort are amazing. Their entertainment selection (movies) were larger than most other international flights I've been on. I was really impressed."
Cons: "I missed my flight due to certain inevitable reason and kayak or China southern both didn't wanna help me in such case."
Pros: "Penty if room.plenty of staff on board"
Pros: "Fast. Efficient. Lots of yummy snacks on board"
Cons: "Not allowed to use cell phone or open shades"
Pros: "It was clean. Also the media selection"
Cons: "More food needed"
Cons: "The food!"
Pros: "Cabin service was polite and friendly (one attendant especially helpful)."
Cons: "Food (New York origin?) was not interesting. Do not care for plastic fork and spoon."
Pros: "I had never flown China Southern and the 777 flight from JFK to CAN was very nice. Business class seats were some of the most comfortable I have been in."
Cons: "No complaints about anything."
Pros: "The services was excellent. Everyone was polite. Overall was very good experience."
Pros: "We got moved up to Business Class on the 15 hour flight from JFK to Guangzhou. That was awesome. China Southern put us up in a very nice hotel because we had a 10 hour layover in Guangzhou, food included. Aircraft was new. Very impressed."
Cons: "Had to declare onto the tarmac and get a shuttle to the airport when landings in Guangzhou. Not enjoyable. Could be very stressful with a short connection time."
Pros: "The flight itself was uneventful. It was almost empty so I had an entire row to myself and I could stretch out and sleep."
Cons: "The 16 hour delay was horrendous. China Southern knew this flight was going to be delayed more than 12 hours before the scheduled departure. Yet, they did nothing to prepare for it. They began looking for hotel rooms after the departure time had passed. I was in the last batch taken to a hotel where I had a choice of sleeping on the tile conference room floor or sharing a room with a stranger. At least I got my own bed. Others had to share a bed with a stranger. There was no prior thought given to prepare for the situation, no meal vouchers offered, and the level of rudeness displayed by the airline staff was beyond comprehension. Delays happen. They are part of modern air travel. But, in many years of international travel, I have never before seen a delay mismanaged so completely.. Then to top it off, bags were left in NY."
Pros: "I was in business class. The lie-flat seat was pretty good with lots of space for storing my things. The crew was efficient but not particularly friendly. The bathroom was kept very very clean."
Cons: "The food was mediocre to poor. They forced me to turn off my computer one hour prior to landing."
Pros: "Seating was good and comfortable"
Cons: "They should at least have English speaking flight attendants even one or 2 .. no liquor service on a 16 hour flight"
Pros: "Counter staff at JFK was exceptional for our check-in. The crew was very attentive and accomodating. Providing any amount of beverages we asked for as well as adjusting cabin temperature and providing with extra blankets. Nice selection on entertainment system with no hassles to make It work. Always smiling. Constantly cleaning up trash and the bathrooms. One of my most enjoyable long distant flights ever!"
Cons: "Seats were narrow."
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The food was lame"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, great food, nice collection of movies. The flight attendant was very pleasant and accommodating . Great airlines."
Pros: "The ground staff were also very helpful."
Pros: "The boarding was on time and organized.the crew was friendly and helpful. My seats were comfortable even though they were ecomomy class. The food was delicious and more than I expected. Finally, the movie selections were current and interesting. Honestly did not have a negative moment."
Cons: "The flight was so freezing that I (and all around me) had to wear their winter coats during the flight. My TV did not work and each meal I was served was not what I asked for. I also had to ask repeatedly for water before receiving it. A nice flight attendant lent me her iPad so that I could have some entertainment during the flight. Will avoid China Southern airlines in the future."
Pros: "Crew appearance"
Cons: "I was hungry all the time , not enough food"
Pros: "comfortable seat, boarding procedure"
Cons: "Even airplane mode turned on, passenger is not allowed to use mobile."
Pros: "Was prepared for the worst and was actually a good airline."
Cons: "English announcement can be improved"
Pros: "It was a really smooth flight and comfortable. the flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "The food isn't so great, but that's not that uncommon. I was asked to close my shade several times from the very beginning of the flight except that I was wide awake and had deliberately asked for a window seat so I could look out. 15 hours is too long to fly in a darkened environment and especially when boarding in the morning after a nights' sleep. Perhaps handing out eye masks for folks who want darkness is a way to respect the needs of all passengers."
Pros: "My upgraded seat although had to pay for it, otherwise I was going to sit in the middle row in a section with about 50 small children."
Cons: "I had an 8 hour layover at JFK and the China southern counter didn't open until three hours before the flight took off. So I had to sit outside of the terminal waiting for them to open. Couldn't even get to s lounge as I had no boarding pass. (I tried several times to call earlier in the week and the phone system at China southern is terrible - was on hold for a long time every time then the operators were not helpful at all). I waited in the check in line for an hour and a half. Several times I witnessed people going in the business class line and they clearly were not in business class but they allowed them to just jump the line anyway. (I realized this once I was finally able to ask for an upgrade - not until I got to the gate counter because the guy who checked me in didn't understand my request, poor English - and once on the plane there were very few people in business class and I know those people who had jumped the line were not among them ). Very disappointed with the whole process."
Pros: "Excellent choices of movies and shows"
Cons: "Food was so-so"
Pros: "Responsive. Clean well designed cabin"
Cons: "The entertainment menu. This matters for s long hayl"
Pros: "There is no hot wet napkin to clean face before sleep or wakeup! No toothbrush no noodle when I was so hungry! Grade: F"
Pros: "I was able to sit in the Business Economy section and loved having the extra legroom since I am tall. The flight attendants were amazing!"
Cons: "I was disappointed that my seat didn't recline. Though the seat was very comfortable overall in plushness - not being able to recline just a little was tough on the neck.... No soap in half of the bathrooms. Thank goodness I brought antibacterial spray."
Pros: "Lots of food, Crew hepful"
Cons: "Tvs didn't work"
Pros: "Courteous flight attendants good food ample seeting space"
Pros: "The food was terrible! No snacks (not even a cracker!) in between meals. We waited 8 hours for the second meal."
Pros: "Polaris is a great product"
Cons: "Crew still stuck in their old ways and don't deliver personal service, just wait your turn trolley service - when they spend most of the time chatting in the galley!!"
Pros: "Boarding efficient and latest films available. Price excellent."
Cons: "Food ."
Pros: "Crew staff was excellent"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 4 hours due to a delayed aircraft; followed by a broken seat. Seat seemed to have tape wrapped around the seat back tray."
Pros: "6 Feb from Newark to Delhi the Tv out of order no one is helping hand in the flight poor service. Only one thing is good that flight is well in time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Never happened"
Pros: "The landing was perfect"
Pros: "Just about everything was perfect. lots of leg room in economy plus, seat next to me stayed empty, the meals were very taste. And the crew members were extremely professional. It was just a perfect experience."
Pros: "Safe flight"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable (for economy), service pleasant, food nothing special but fine, entertainment good. Boarding was efficient; there was a slight delay due to de-icing, but that's normal"
Cons: "It was impossible to download a boarding pass on either Lufthansa's website or any other (code share with United). Lufthansa gives you a number to call but they are open only 9-5 weekdays; when I called their regular office, I listened to a very annoying message routing for 15 minutes before hanging up. They have to work this out better, though I must say that at the United gate I could print it out easily at the machine, and the staff there was exceptionally helpful"
Pros: "Never been treated so disrespectful and like I was insignificant in allyour life!"
Pros: "Luggage was nowhere to be found for 12 hours. Had to go to the airport to pick up the next day. Luggage tracking web site is useless - it does not get updates at all. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Fast loading and effect attendant"
Pros: "Crew was honest. Provided ice water."
Cons: "Prop plane didn't have air conditioning (flight 4989) thank God it was only 45 minutes and FA provided ice water."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food was OK, the entertainment was left to be desired. The comfort was just ok, but to be expected"
Pros: "They let us know ahead of time so we could arrive later to the airport, and did not have to wait in the airport."
Cons: "- They were very strict about carry-on luggage size, and insisted even after the flight being 3 hours late. My carry-on fit into their overhead compartment just fine. - No food was offered during the 6 hours flight. - Chairs in coach are uncomfortable for long flights (same as some other airlines I've flown with). Feet or head rest could be nice additions that don't require much additional space per passenger."
Pros: "Boarding on time"
Cons: "Headphone jack was broken Beer on the first flight was free, on the return cost 7 dollars"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Could not cross my legs Not enough room for food and diabetes kit Flight information would not load"
Cons: "The crew was held up in Houston we had an additional lay over onto our already 3+ hour wsot"
Cons: "Delayed, No food"
Pros: "Staff excellent"
Cons: "Everything else, space restrictive"
Pros: "Seats where ok and they gave beverage"
Cons: "Literally no leg room space"
Pros: "Great crew and smooth flight overall"
Cons: "Seats seem to be getting smaller"
Pros: "Dependable, fast, clean"
Pros: "I liked the new movies. Lots of movie selections. Friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Flight was a little bumpy at times, and flight was also delayed 1 hr."
Pros: "The seats were mostly comfortable (although extremely cramped), pillows and blankets were provided. I liked the one free thing offered; ability to follow the planes progress on my iPhone."
Cons: "All of the screens on the side of the cabin I sat in did not work so even if we chose to pay the ridiculous fees for content it wasn't an option. Charging $16 for internet is gouging to the extreme. Truthfully, I would choose to pay a little more for my ticket if I knew that United did not cram people in like sardines, provided good quality free internet, provided free video content (on consoles that worked), and provided a small snack (better than a little wafer)."
Pros: "The fact that I made it to Vegas!!!"
Cons: "Flight uncomfortable the staff wasn't all that pleasant nor attentive..."
Cons: "Plane was not up to par with other current planes. Pricing was high for not having more leg space, TV's which should be a standard by now, and free liquor/wine on international flights! United is truly a disappointment and I may not be flying with them anymore if I had a choice"
Pros: "Movies on-demand over WIFI from smart phone using the United app. Friendly staff. Flight left late but landed on-time."
Cons: "Older airplane. In-seat entertainment not working (technical issue). Dinner was disappointing - one piece of chicken had an off taste, and the salad (quinoa?) had an odd mix of flavors."
Cons: "The departure monitor first said "on time," then "awaiting aircraft," with ever-later estimates for departure. There was little confidence that there would even be a plane."
Pros: "United made this a very comfortable flight! Boarding was quick, flight attendants (especially Adrian!) were very kind and went out of their way to make sure passengers were comfortable. I will definitely fly United for future international flights!"
Cons: "Lunch served before 11am EST, right after snack and drink service."
Pros: "I love the check in process!! You go to a kiosk and print your boarding pass and luggage tag and then just go and hand in your bag to an agent. Soooo easy. Then no ones in line forever. I was very impressed with the little extra amount of leg space that is not always on most planes. The flight wasn't very full and the crew was kind and generous with a couple of us wanting to switch our seats around. The tvs in the back of the headrest definitely kept me occupied watching New Girl. Overall, I was very comfortable and got to my destination without getting upset or angry once...which can't be said for all airlines."
Cons: "The security line for united in Newark was RIDICULOUS! It didn't take very long to get through...maybe 30-45 minutes (which I planned for) but the line snaked through two floors and wrapped through the check in area. It just looked incredibly daunting. But I realize that there isn't really much that can be done about that!"
Pros: "Customer service at Dulles was helpful"
Cons: "My trip was jacked up on both ends, starting with cancelled flight at 11 p.m. the night before, phone calls to United to change flights on the way out, and then maintenance on the way back home, which caused me to miss my connection in Dulles. Horrible accommodations, bad replacement flights, baggage service in Syracuse was dishonest and apathetic. All around bad."
Pros: "Super fast boarding and flight. Actually arrived an hour ahead of schedule"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "United did not inform me original flight was cancelled. Kayak did Seats are cramped"
Cons: "Had to change plans because the septic line wasn't taken care of so the lines were frozen. The plane wasn't warmed up for us to board. We were told to exit the plane and go to another terminal but never explaned to take the shuttle . I took the Tran and had to go back through security and almost missed the plane. I was the last person to board. This was my 1st time traveling to that airport. No way to know that the Tran would require me to pass through security checkpoint again. Get better communication with people. The lady at the desk was just saying go to terminal A! They should have had a person directing all of us to go to the shuttle and bussed us to the terminal."
Cons: "The inside of the plane felt 50 years old. Completely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Free wifi access"
Pros: "Flight attendants we good."
Cons: "It took 6 hours to get from Newark to Tampa, had to detour to refuel.. The weather on the ground seems decent but we were in so much turbulence for so long people were vomiting!! Worst flight experience ever and the pilot, thank God for his experience, was a bit sarcastic and said he wouldn't apologize for the bad experience bc it wasn't his fault."
Cons: "Ride was quite bumpy Couldn't get an aisle seat."
Pros: "The staff on the plane was very nice. Good movie choices"
Cons: "There was mass chaos in Newark airport- the tea lines were out of control. I was at the airport super early. I had about 5 minutes to run to my gate. Unnecessary stress to travelers that day."
Pros: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."
Cons: "The flight was ok but they got my luggage almost destroyed and I couldn't complain once I got it, because no one was working in the courier."
Pros: "Tight seating funky food"
Pros: "I was such bit cold on the flight. Other than that it was great"
Pros: "Late flight meant service was hurried and sub-par United's movies are pretty good actually"
Cons: "Flight was late and I missed my connecting flight"
Pros: "Flight West went without a hitch. (Compared to hortible flight east two weeks prior)"
Pros: "On time, food"
Cons: "Much less space then on a flight to US"
Pros: "Great flight attendant"
Pros: "Plane was not crowded. Less claustrophobic. Bathrooms clean."
Cons: "Sound system. The PA blasting through ear phones is annoying."
Pros: "Friendly crew, fast flight, plenty of overhead storage"
Cons: "Better entertainment"
Cons: "The food was really bad, with no good choices. And the staff were not friendly - most didn't speak English, but that wasn't a big deal for us"
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."
Pros: "Flight left 1/2 late leaving me only an hour to make connecting flight in Shanghai. When I explained my plight to flight attended she moved me to a seat in the front of the aircraft to expeadiate my de- planeing. Saved me. From missing my connecting flight which I made with few minutes to spare!"
Cons: "The meals on the plane were nasty"
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: "Price and crew were great"
Cons: "Boarding process, choice of movies, leg room"
Pros: "Inattentive service which is typical of Chinese airlines. Food mediocre for business class, Korean Air much better. Flight was safe and in time, bed was narrow but comfortable for a slim person."
Cons: "The seats are very small and the food was horrible. The flight attendants were rude, they actually rolled their eyes on you when you asked for water"
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: "Business class I’m comparable to Cathay Pacific."
Cons: "No special que for Business class passengers when boarding the plane"
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: "Comfy seat and caring flight crew."
Cons: "They served dinner at 2 am just after takeoff and breakfast 11 hours later."
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: "The crew, the food, the entertainment, all of the things onboarding are excellent. Very comfortable!"
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: "flight from NYC was delayed for 11 hours. then we were in line for more than 4 hours in Shanghai."
Cons: "We spent 2 hours at the check in because China eastern changed our connecting time and we were going to miss our flight. The food was terrible, they lost my husbands luggage. We are on our honeymoon and he has no clothes. And they put us up in a very dirty hotel."
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hour and I still Waiting for my 2 lugages. I will never use this company again ."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and spoke English."
Cons: "Seats are hard like rocks."
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: "The flight attendants were extremely rude and looked like they hate their jobs. They kept speaking to me in Mandarin, a language I do not understand and when I tell them I don't understand they get extremely annoyed and will repeat in english in a very annoyed tone. Service was horrible, when my friends and I tried to request for more water they pretended like they did see us or hear us. Overall, I will never fly with this airline ever again."
Pros: "Flight was pleasant"
Cons: "Checked in customer service were not helpful."
Pros: "Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay."
Cons: "Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight."
Cons: "Food, seat, bathroom and smells badly, stinks,"
Pros: "very comfortable seat in business class excellent food friendly and competent flight crew"
Cons: "plane did not pull up to the terminal. We had to go down the stairs and get on a bus. wifi was difficult to use and slow."
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."
Cons: "4 out of 5 times I've taken Chinese Airlines something mechanical with the plane went wrong. This time 8 hour delay and I miss connecting flight again. Headed us into small hanger where man slammed into my leg. Ruined my vacation."
Cons: "Flight attendants were rude, pull earphones right out of socket without a word. Terrible manners"
Pros: "flat beds, extensive menu and great service"
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: "For the price, I would say it was a very solid flight. Other options cost twice as much and I'm certain they weren't twice as good. Food could have been a little better, but again at the price, there is nothing to complain about. Buy a salad or a snack for the flight with all the money you are saving. The entertain was good but not as extensive as some of my other recent trans-pacific flights."
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."
Pros: "Very friendly staff!"
Cons: "Food wasnt the best but not bad either. Just ok."
Cons: "It was just delayed without any announcement."
Pros: "Nice crew,courteous service"
Cons: "Food could take improvement"
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: "The seats were roomy for economy class."
Cons: "The time delay, they fed us our meal before lift off because we were sitting on the plane for hours."
Pros: "Some of the best food I've had on an airplane in quite a while. I fly round trip China/US about 4 times a year in Business class. I rarely even order the hot entree because it is so awful. I get the cheese plate for an entree. China Eastern offered salmon on the western menu and it was actually very nice. The soup was also very good. Service was good. Only complaint was very limited entertainment options."
Pros: "Great crew. Meals & ice cream on board. English language newspaper was a nice option."
Cons: "Small seats for Americans (we are larger & wider than Asians, in general terms). No TV's on board."
Pros: "The service was overall very good/"
Cons: "The food was below grade with bagged food for the Shanghai to Bangkok leg."
Cons: "Horrible service. Still waiting for them to find my luggage"