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Average price round-trip

$775 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$569 or less

Good deal one-way

$574 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Newark to Shanghai

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
ANA
Overall score based on 4,637 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "On time departure and earlier arrival of the airline Thumbs up for the pilot for smooth landing and take off Food is so delicious Stewardess are very respectful Will fly again with ANA"
Cons: "None so far"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seat. A bit rude flight attendant."

Pros: "ANA flights are always well run and good enough."
Cons: "Their iphone applications could be smoother and more functional."

Pros: "Everything was great. The crew was nice and the food was pretty good."
Cons: "Everything was great."

Pros: "The seat is very comfotable. But on the fright from Japan to Bangkok very upset me and my husband. We sat seperated, but on the plane we saw 2 seats available, I asked woman crew that can we move to that seats. She went to talk with the guy who sat on the aisle seat. I heard he said he reserved"
Cons: "The seat beside him for his friend. And the crew said to me she so sorry I couldn't move to sit with my husband. But later no body beside him and he lay down 3 seats all the way. And the crew do nothing for us. We very dissapointed."

Pros: "Meal, crew"
Cons: "1. inside temperature was so cold -especially at the 3rd route from la to tokyo -. 2. Economy seats are not declined, which means less pereonal space. 3. The worst is in-flight entertainment system, UI is so poorly developed, most contents do not provide english subtitles."

Pros: "Crews are friendly"
Cons: "Need more food"

Pros: "Seating was fine"
Cons: "If flight cost less lol"

Cons: "Food was really unpleasant and entertainment all out of date movies"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. They look after the customers."
Cons: "I can't think of anything that could have been better."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable, crew was good"

Pros: "Slept much of the time"
Cons: "My head phone didn't work. Only one ear. Asked for two replacements but neither worked, one broke."

Pros: "ANA is always efficient and polite."
Cons: "Just drinks no snacks on this flight"

Pros: "Staff Many empty seats"

Pros: "Very comfortable flights. Exceptional crew on and off the planes. Great food and drink/snack options. Lots of entertainment options as well."
Cons: "I have no complaints abouts my flights. Travel is tough at times but ANA made it seem easy."

Pros: "Food and services"

Pros: "The cabin crew was always found to be welcoming and co-operative attitude. Rest Rooms (Toilets) were found to be clean whenever visited."

Pros: "Food was good and staff were very helpful. The boarding zone in economy class were easy , it started from the last to the front."
Cons: "Check in was a little bit confused, we arrived 5 hrs. Before our departure thinking that we can check in our luggage so we can rest in the gate area, but we had to wait 3 hrs to open the check in counter."

Pros: "Crew was very nice and accommodating ... refreshing change."
Cons: "Hoping for different movies on the long flight back...and less R rated ones...some different games (like trivia) would have been nice."

Pros: "Service and crew were good, very kind and accommodating!"
Cons: "The layover at Narita airport was rather short to do some duty free shopping to bring home to U.S."

Pros: "Boarding priority with kids, food choices, flight attendant so nice ans caring, kids friendly and child meal is nice and tasty"
Cons: "Very limit kids entertainment"

Pros: "As my other flights with them, the crew is so friendly, the planes are nice and pretty good movie selection. Also nicely organized and they apologized profusely for the hour delay. I wish all of the American airline companies would learn from them! Great beverage service too, even when people are sleeping they quietly come around for us who are awake."
Cons: "The food for vegetarians is not very good. But they feed you a lot and you won't go hungry!"

Pros: "The crew is so friendly, planes are nice and pretty good movie selection. They are nicely organized too. All of the American airline companies should learn from them!"
Cons: "Food for vegetarians is not very good. But they certainly feed you a lot."

Pros: "It was fast and the crew got right to it as far as take off and getting home."

Pros: "The airline offer a lot of food on the plane including Hagen Daz ice cream. The service was excellent, flight attendances were polite and always smile. The seat was very comfortable!"

Cons: "I'm still stuck in LAX"

Pros: "The plane wasn't that full so I had a lot of space."
Cons: "the seat itself is still uncomfortable to put in the extended position to relax. Plus the headrest doesn't move very well so it's hard to get a comfortable head position when trying to sleep. The crew took forever getting everyone on the plane I have no idea why it took so long considering they're worn so many people on the flight. The food wasn't very good except for the marble loaf."

Pros: "Very polite crew, service oriented and smiling, help whenever they can. Flights were on time."
Cons: "Food choices very limited, and quality is sub-par."

Pros: "Configuration of your 787-800 Busn./ Class,was nothing more than an updated 707 from the past. Crew was good food was average. A flight I may avoid."

Pros: "Food & Entertainment"

Pros: "more new movies will be better"

Pros: "Meals are excellent at Nippon, stewardesses so helpful and charming."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"

Pros: "It was OK. Time was the same as Asiana and Korea Air."
Cons: "I don't Japan airport."

Pros: "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
Cons: "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"

Pros: "My flight was really comfortable, thanks"
Cons: "The thing I didn't like it was when I was in Tokyo I stayed overnight I didn't know what I expected for first timer like me I wish they give me some kind of a voucher food, nothing big but I really like in Tokyo though thanks"

Pros: "Lots and lots of meals and snacks. I was worried it would be an issue on such a long flight but every time I took a nap, they came back with food or snacks!"
Cons: "Seat would not recline. That should be standard. My back was sore after trip."

Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Food was good. I had snow crab and seafood with rice. Many new movies and music choices. Crews were lovely and care."

Pros: "The airline made sure my family sat together when I couldn't get seats together online. The food was waaaaaay better than the US carriers, and the service was impeccable. 5 stars for ANA all around!"

Pros: "The attendant were so hospital..The flight is so smooth even when we landed it was a very good experience."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I appreciated the fact that mostly everyone is bilingual there. It helped tremendously because I don't know Japanese."

Pros: "Japanese quality is good quality"

Pros: "Onbaord Crew hospitality"
Cons: "Poor ground handling by narita staff. By bus from terminal to plane. Mixed with economy pasaangers. Chaos from bus to plane. All passangers exposed to freezing cold weather at narita aiport outdoor."

Cons: "There was turbulence at the beginning of the flight so we couldn't get the snack that we ordered. When the turbulence died down, the flight attendants did not bother to complete the food service for snacks or drinks ordered. I had to get up and ask twice. They were not present much at all in BUSINESS CLASS. So that's why I rated the experience as poor. The international food choices are poor. They do not taste good. I think I have to stop flying ANA. Kisha"

Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating staff. They were quick to help when a friend of mine wasn't feeling well on the flight. Great service!"

Pros: "Cabin comfort"
Cons: "Only two Hindi movie"

Pros: "Once again friendly and very helpful"

Pros: "Everything :)"

Pros: "Need to step it up with the food, don't have time for shitty service this day and age"
Cons: "Getting overcharged on surfboards, shitty food, should have free wifi give me a break"

Cons: "More chicken"

Cons: "They run out of chicken and only had pasta dinner left. I don't like pasta ."

Pros: "excellent crew, well manner, well dresses smart feel... they seem to know my needs before I did .. loved it"
Cons: "wider wash rooms onboard .. wider seats .. wider seat bealts also plane from FRA - BOM could use service maintinace ... it seemed like an older aircraft"

Pros: "Just fine."
Cons: "My eyes got so dry that I couldn't see very well for a few hours after landing, everything was hazy and glowing, like I had a film on my eyes. I've been on way longer flights before and I've never experienced this, it was scary."

Pros: "The service and space on the airplane were excellent."
Cons: "The boarding was a little chaotic but that may be a result of the limited space available at Newark Airport."

Pros: "The Lufthansa service starting with the baggage checkers in Newark NJ. They provide service and a enjoyable flying experience."
Cons: "The layover in Frankfort was long and the gate we went out is in need of an upgrade but B10"

Pros: "Large leg room"
Cons: "Flight late missed connection flight for me. TV on arm, too small too close difficult to rewind had to shut down during descent while seatback TVs were still allowed to play"

Pros: "Very professional crew !!"
Cons: "Nothing to write ."

Pros: "The service was top notch and the comfort of economy class is better than any American airline I have been on."
Cons: "U cannot think of anything."

Pros: "Cleanliness, entertainment"
Cons: "Food and legrooms have to be the worst in international flights."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The birding officer didn't inform me about the visa requirements to cross from Dusslouf to Vinna airport. This caused a big problem for me in the airport, where I: 1- Wasn't allowed to catch my flight ti Vinnea and this was both financial and time lost for me. 2- I was locked in Dussluff airport for more than 14 hours, I was threatened to be sent back to USA or any other country. This caused physiological damage for me, as I been treated like an animal 3- I was asked to pay for my new ticket ( Dussloff - Istanbul-Amman )"

Cons: "Flight delayed 5 hrs"

Cons: "Ridiculous policy that couldn't get seat until 23 hours in advance, then that wasn't even true. Then misinformed me about what kind of seat I had been assigned. Then insisted I check a bag that did not need to be checked. Then the food was inedible. Flight happened to be late so I missed my connection, and they offered some more misinformation in that regard; There were of course human beings (staff) to deal with, but they had been reduced by Lufthansa's rules and systems so they were just robots, repeating over and over again inflexible policies. Horrible!"

Pros: "On time. Fast boarding and un boarding. Crew is very friendly."
Cons: "No tv, though understandably on a short flight."

Pros: "Plenty of room"
Cons: "Lack of good movies"

Cons: "Entertainment center was not working properly. Had to be rebooted twice."

Pros: "I loved the choice of movies"
Cons: "Lack of space"

Pros: "Unusually rough and crowded flight though that is hardly the fault of the airline."
Cons: "In economy class, there should either be adequate room for average sizes people at the least or seats should NOT be allowed to tilt back."

Cons: "The flight was late for 2 hrs with no explanation"

Pros: "The staff was not friendly at all. For international flight, especially long ones the seats should be able to go back further and not feel like a board, the seats were uncomfortable and small. The area between first class and the back of the plane had air issues, and I was sweating and so hot it woke me up, so on a 10 hour flight I got 1 hour of sleep. Ruined my first day of vacation."
Cons: "Everything was aweful except for the movie selections."

Cons: "Seats were beyond uncomfortable unless someone was shorter than 5 feet tall. Zero amenities. I know it was the economy section but our 4 tickets were close to $6000.00. A few perks would have been appreciated."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled, I waited on the service center line for over 3 hours and in the end had to take a 8hr train ride in order to get to not completly miss my sailing trip. I arrivd to my boat 10hrs late when I was scheduled to take a 1.5hr flight and would have arrived 5 hours early."

Pros: "Entertainment options vastly expanded and improved Attentive staff Good check-in Decent boarding - some organisation of boarding by seat - prevents roadblocks by people trying to get to back while those in front are still putting their stuff away and blocking aisle."
Cons: "Given menus for a mediocre meal Booked window seat to sleep - given aisle at last minute when boarding Given drink then meal for overnight flight - meal would be nice - more time to sleep"

Pros: "The crew came round with bottled water multiple times during the trip and even after taking off 15 min late, we still landed 30 mins early and the luggage came out quickly."
Cons: "The meal before landing consisted of nothing but the worst ham sandwich I've ever had the mis-fortune to be served: reminiscent of Bulgarian Airlines in the 80's."

Cons: "delay on boarding time-problems with the aircraft"

Pros: "Big plane and there is a lower level for toilets that makes it easy for passengers to access and not be close to bathrooms"
Cons: "Movies choices were not current. Haven been on Delta and United, the choices on Lufthansa were not that good."

Pros: "New airplane"
Cons: "The front seat has sharp edges at knee level. Wen the front passenger recline his seat it killed my knees."

Pros: "The basics were fine."
Cons: "The crew on the flight was really loud and talked about unprofessional things. Every time I was woken up it was by a flight attendant talk to another attendant really loud across the plane. Also, this was advertised as Lufthansa but was actually United. Kayak seems to do this frequently, and as a customer it is confusing and disappointing."

Pros: "The crew was wonderful and very accommodating. We were also very impressed by the plane itself. The seating was the most comfortable either of us has experienced on an overseas flight."
Cons: "Good for entertainment but the headphone insert in my particular seat would only play through one ear. Not a headphone issue, they worked fine in another screen. Inconvenient for a long flight."

Cons: "Cramped"

Cons: "Breakfast was just a roll. I would have preferred eggs."

Pros: "Professional and courteous flight attendants."

Cons: "Seats have too little legroom. Even pushed to back in seat, my knees pushed seat in front of me. Not on person seemed to watch entertainment, because of the program you have to sign up for. Seems like basic tv or so could be free, even if there is charge for movies."

Pros: "Food was good. Attendants were helpful and courteous . Airline was on time."
Cons: "boarding was pretty chaotic. Check in was difficult getting seat assignments. Could not do it on line."

Pros: "However the connecting time for MUC to HEL was bit more."

Pros: "Smooth and quick ride."
Cons: "There was a metal rod situation under the seat in front of me, which meant my bag wouldnt even fit, not to mention my legs. Also, I am not the biggest fan of flying and I started feeling sick at the end of the flight - kept it to myself but asked the flight attendant if I could have 2 sparkling waters and an orange juice (just to have it in front of me when I need it and not to bother anyone). I received what I asked for with an eye-roll and a shocked face. Just be nice - that's all."

Pros: "i am glad that i got there safely and ahead of time"
Cons: "it was NOT a lufthansa flight, which is what i was expecting and wanted. it was a united flight . i wanted to fly lufthansa because it is a higher quality experience than united, but for some reason after i bought the ticket i learned that united was operating the flight for lufthansa"

Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and several announcements made the flight easy"
Cons: "We were late !"

Pros: "Good selection of tv shows and movies. Comfortable seats. Pleasant service."
Cons: "The food was awful - basically inedible. I fly quite a bit, different airlines, and this was the worst I've ever seen/tasted."

Pros: "Service and meals were excellent and well organized."
Cons: "I booked the flight with Lufthansa and thought I was flying with them. When I first went to terminal C at Newark with my paperwork United told me I had to go to terminal B. I went to ' B ' and Lufthansa told me to go back to Terminal C , that I was flying on a United flight. So I went back and the United people helped me. It all worked out well but was initially confusing."

Cons: "The crew seemed not to Americans, funny is that I'm not even one just speak English well, rude!"

Pros: "The overall performance of the pilot and crew members hospitality."
Cons: "No dislikes"

Pros: "Flight crew was terrific. Very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "The movies were mediocre and system was not easy to use."

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Problems with movies and system. Terrible food."

Pros: "Terrific food in economy and comfortable seat"

Pros: "The direct connection to Milan The extreme fast flight with jet stream That the luggage arrived as well"

Pros: "Crew was nice on plane and they were trying to keep us filled with food and water."
Cons: "Horrible desk staff! Why would any airline refuse to allow a customer with kids on the plane a little sooner to allow for more time with organizing ourselves and kids. It's already intimidating to fly let alone internationally and for them to make us wait until our boarding time is inconsiderate. Plus united air had the absolute smallest and uncomfortable. I could not move and let along our poor toddler was cramped up. Our newborn was ok but it's like a 2 seat turned into 3 seats! Horrie."

Pros: "Free inflight movies thats about it.."
Cons: "Everything: the seats were highly uncomfortable, the stewardessses in the back were unfriendly and not accomadating. Any extra you requested seemed to be a bother! Again the seating was cramped and terrible. We booked with Luthansa yet ot was a united plane what a dissapointment!! One of the worse flights ever. Food was mediocer at best!"

Pros: "The food and the movies."
Cons: "Our initial flight was delayed by 2 hours and some, we lost the connecting flight from Munich to Cluj-Napoca, had to stay in the Munich airport for 12h, being very tired, hungry, having a terrible flu and fever, extremely pissed off, your personnel who did not tell us there was a relaxing area or that we were supposed to get food vouchers. The plane should've been checked and ready on time,and certainly not after some passengers boarded it. The new plane they switched it with was not properly cleaned, plus we had no earphones. One of the flight attendants was constantly passive-aggressive. I did not appreciate that at all. The tickets issued at Newark had no gate assigned for our connecting flight and with the delay and everything, more time was wasted with finding that. The boy who rebooked us for the next flight did not assist with anything, did not tell us about vouchers. after finding out about that, I was disappointed for receiving 12€ for 12h=one sandwich and one 0.5lt of mineral water. Seriously? It was not my fault that this happened. I expected better from Lufthansa."

Pros: "On time and clean"
Cons: "Small amount leg room"

Pros: "Crew, seat"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Staff helpful"
Cons: "We booked our seats online and later at check in received boarding passes with totally different seats. Ordered kids meals and was informed that they dont have any for our kids :("

Pros: "The crew was great!"
Cons: "I don't like the movie options. Some are quite sexual and can be seen around the plane."

Cons: "The food was so cheap... pasta and a muffin. I’ll be looking around for another airline."

Cons: "na"

Cons: "The crew dropped the bottle to the head of my son."

Cons: "Hand luggage not allowed onboard due to being just a bit oversized -- just its wheels only. Never had this problem with the same luggage with other airlines, only with Austrian."

Pros: "Service, yr air hostesses are so polite."
Cons: "Food was too little for dinner and breakfast both"

Pros: "The crew and the service was excellent. Dinner was excellent. The hot breakfast never came. We were served a roll and one small cup of coffee with no refills. That was my only complaint. On a long overseas flight I think a hot breakfast would have been better than a roll."

Pros: "From start to finish there were no hiccups. It was a pleasant journey."

Pros: "Everything was awesome best flight i had in my life."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Boarding process was not easy to hear and it was unclear where the line for our gate ended and the line for the gate right next to ours began"

Pros: "Absolutely fantastic service from the check in counter until deplaning. Delicious food, snacks & even wine & other alcohol included. The staff is super friendly & very tentative. It was really a treat to fly Austrian Airlines."
Cons: "This is just nit picking and if I absolutely had to I’d just hope for a more of a variety of movies, TV shows & music if possible."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Lost baggage is never good."

Pros: "Nice clean Airplane, good choice of entertainment. Food OK (except breakfast) but not great (coach class) Crew friendly, on time."
Cons: "The muffin for breakfast as the only choice at the end of the flight is a joke: superloaded with sugar, chewy, artificiall taste. Most of the passengers sent it back. This has not improved since my last flight with Austrian in March 2018. The one reponsible for ordering such junk should be punished by having to eat the muffin himself. Sorry!"

Pros: "Smooth flight, friendly and afficient onboard service. Fast boarding. On time departure."
Cons: "Croatian Airline checkin service was good but was made to check in carry on. However, baggage clerk was extremely hostile and wanted to charge us for two bags for which we had prepaid. Would not accept our evidence of payment for the two bags. Finally accepted her mistake but Forced to pay 90€ For the extra bag. Ripoff!! Other airlines (Vueling, Air Europa) checked same bag as courtely, did not charge. First and last time flying Austrian."

Cons: "All good!"

Cons: "THey denied me and I lost all tickets including back trips as well. Nobody helped me to change tickets, they just care about money and reselling my tickets to other passengers."

Cons: "Cancel it"

Cons: "muffin for breakfast ?"

Cons: "Firstly . The crew were rude ! They did not even response when were calling them from the seat . The only way to talk to them is to find them at the end of the plane ( where they been chating with each other ) Secondly . The amount of snacks was limited where’s in Turkish airlines it’s unlimited and you can choose different sandwiches whereas in Austrian airilines can offer biscuits and Cookies ;( Thirdly . We are living in 21 century and most transatlantic airlines have WiFi ! Where’s Austrian did not have it!"

Cons: "Service was bad"

Pros: "Flight crew & overall experience was positive. Meal & entertainment were good."
Cons: "We paid for extra leg room seats & were told we'd have exit row. We ended up in the middle section, which made it very uncomfortable for the overnight flight."

Pros: "Great airline, everything on time,exelent service, great staff, good food"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Flt was great - service was great"

Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "Buses to aircrafts. No snack on short flights."

Pros: "Flight was good and everything worked out perfectly."

Pros: "I thought the food was excellent. Better food in coach than I get on first class domestic flights. Also, the in-flight entertainment was very good. I watched a couple of science shows and extreme sports shows that I truly enjoyed."
Cons: "There wasn't much I did not enjoy that could be changed. I chose to go coach and had to put up with seating that was more cramped than I like, but I expected that."

Cons: "Designs of Business Class seatings need some improvement. It seemed there was waste of useful space. Therefore, the area for Business Class seating was big but there were not enough space for everything."

Pros: "The pilots are very skilled and keeps you informed about every single “bump” during the flight. Flight attendents are very nice, pleasant, polite and helpful."

Pros: "Got to destination safe and sound and was thankful for that!"
Cons: "Boarding was messy. Food was ick- "chicken" tasted like a grade d boiled chicken nugget, terrible texture. Ladies on flight were kind, although not terribly helpful. Movie selection was pretty small and lots of Rated R movies, hard to find anything in the middle (not kids, but not adult)."

Cons: "The flight was delayed but due to efforts of the pilot we were on time!"

Pros: "arrived early"

Pros: "they asked me if I wanted an upgrade to business class - nice"
Cons: "they left all the lights on in the plane - difficult to sleep at night. Never had this happen before. Another lady from N.J., originally from SLovakia and going to Kosice for a visit complained about the same thing. SHe was worn out and so am I."

Pros: "On time, smooth flight."
Cons: "Boarding area cramped, all classes and rows boarded at same time."

Pros: "Plenty of leg room in economy. Will fly again."

Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant, calm, and efficient."

Cons: "Not enough snacks and no entertainment. Only an hour flight..."

Pros: "Good movie selection on flight"
Cons: "Got bumped from the seat I reserved after boarding without explanation and when I explained I was traveling with a group was simply told that's too bad. Their customer service is awful and had already submitted a complaint for a return flight which was never followed up on."

Pros: "food was fine"
Cons: "to small seats"

Cons: "No soap in the toilets"

Pros: "Service was spectacular. The United crew was awesome."

Pros: "Everything seemed all right"

Pros: "The entire experience was a joy. I was upgraded to business class and the difference was noticeable. I was comfortable and suffered no ill effects after. Much different that my trip home."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like"

Cons: "I wish the flight lasted longer than the usual 8 hours, such a great experience!"

Cons: "Seat was small and narrowed with no leg room at all Worst I've ever seen"

Pros: "Crew was nice, plane was new and clean, flight was safe with no issues"
Cons: "Plane was so small, I had a feeling I was on a low cost carrier in Europe. Even carry on couldn't fit above in the bins. This is very disappointing for an airline that used to be great. That plane was like the bottom level of the Titanic where people were squizzed in. Upon arrival in Vienna getting off the plane we had to take the stairs and the bus to the terminal - that's how small the plane was. Just awful."

Pros: "Overall the flight was better than most. The crew was friendly, competent and as attentive as coach allows these days. I appreciated the attendant who asked the man in front of me to put his seat back up during the meal. The little red pillows were great - big enough to be useful and comfortable. Although we chose not to watch a movie, we were impressed with the offerings. Comfort on a long flight in coach is a thing of the past but we knew that when we chose to fly that class."
Cons: "Most of the crew was great (hence the five star rating) and the flight in general was at least on a par with competitive airlines but we did have an unpleasant encounter with a young man who we were told was the purser. When my husband asked about what seemed to us like a very high level of security (including dogs on the gangway as we boarded the plane), this young man replied in a very condescending manner,"It's America. You tell me". Well, we are Americans, not always in agreement with our country's actions and attitudes, but that comment was needlessly dismissive and hostile."

Pros: "Great plane good price for plane ticket."

Pros: "Everything was very good with an exception of being very tight space wise"
Cons: "no leg room, tight rows"

Pros: "it was very comfortable"

Pros: "Food and in flight service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The staff was friendly... I liked the dimmed lights... The free beverages n options to purchase alcohol... The flight was quick and steady"
Cons: "When I got to my seat I had to use a wipe to clean it because there was what looked like either throw up or oatmeal on my seat.... The pocket in front of me was filled with trash like an empty water bottle, a bag of chips and dirty napkins (they were very big so it was obvious that no one cleans between flights)... Also it didn't matter how many times I tried connecting to the wifi, I couldn't and I was willing to pay for it to because it was important that I work during my flight."

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Uneventful"

Cons: "The plane was delayed and it was very annoying to get to Grand Rapids late."

Pros: "The seats were more confortable. They could be a bit taller for head room but space between seats and the width of seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "The crew seemed very unpleasant. The guy (head crew) was very rude. When asking us to do things he just said it with a tone that was very unneeded. You could tell he didn't want to be there. The lady flight artendant was nice just facially her expressions make her look stand off ish. They talked about passengers to each other in the aisle ways and made comments that "they've talk to this lady each several times and she's not listening". Seemed like private conversation they could try and have."

Pros: "A very smooth ride"

Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "Airport was horrible! Security line was 45 min. long and on the other side of the world. The plane was an hour late! No snow. No storms. Why? The crew, I guess tired, seemed bothered by the company of the passengers. The line to wait at the gate was very unorganized and confusing. No one knew which line was for which gate and people where cutting into lines everywhere. The airlines should provide better guidance for its passengers. I was connecting from Germany with Lufthansa and wow what a difference in customer service."

Pros: "It's was quick."
Cons: "Delayed a bit but mostly ok."

Pros: "everything else was good. I also liked how they were so informative of our flight, I also liked the foot space,"
Cons: "the seats, didnt recline enough, I had such a neck pain after flight"

Pros: "Offered free beverages 5 times and was given a free snack. Everyone was very nice. Flight arrived 30 minutes early and was very smooth and comfortable"
Cons: "Security lady said I could leave my shoes on( I'm 73). Man at scanner made me take them off."

Cons: "Flight Attendants took forever to come and bring you water, headphones or something to eat. Seats were uncomfortable and my headrest was broke. I paid for Wifi and it didn't work. Food is over priced. Boarding was telling us our flight was full so please check your luggage but I was row 4 and the flight crew let everyone on with two bags and the last people in 4 and 5 were screwed and upset for checking our bags."

Pros: "The steward on this flight was very attentive. He anticipated my needs and those of the other passangers."
Cons: "This was a turbo jet and was very noisy. My seat was in the front and there was very little leg room. Fortunately, I am a short and and short legged."

Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff."

Cons: "While people were waiting on delay their was no effort made to get people seat locations. When time to board their was a line of 30 people getting new seat location before they could board the plane. A seat location I had for 3 months and checked in Ft. Myers 8 hours earlier was occupied so I was told very rudely to get in line behind 30 people to get new seat location. It took over an hour to board plane before take off. There was non English speaking customers who received no help boarding plane finding seats because crew was laughing joking with other passenger. They tried to put a non English speaking passenger in exit row. I paid $25 to check a bag to find passengers getting free bag checking at gate."

Pros: "Was a good flight, quick and direct. Crew was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Too many people crammed into the space; same as most other flights though."

Pros: "A little better"

Cons: "They did not have TV and no wifi it was terrible. They only gave me a cup of soda nos even a potato chips which other airline do give."

Pros: "Courtesy"

Pros: "The flight attendant were super nice. Really nice people"
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 2 hours. Then the guy on the front desk was really rude .. Maybe because I'm Latino? I mean he was super friendly with a white guy and a African American girl .. But with me .. Rudeness and bad service .. I said "hello , how are you?".. He didn't answer .. I told him when I did my checkin my boarding pass had "See agent" in the seating section .. He just took the ticket and gave me the last sit available on the plain even though I arrived almost 3 hours before the original departing hour .. I don't know .. It might be the only available sit or it was just a racist thing .. Who knows .. Really disappointed with United. I'll go back with Ameican Airlines."

Pros: "Boarding process on time."
Cons: "The waiting time for my connection flight."

Pros: "Nothing out of the common."
Cons: "WiFi never worked. And again... Uncomfortable."

Cons: "You had to buy food or snacks and buy tv connection seats are super uncomfortable"

Pros: "We got to LA earlier than the itinerary said"
Cons: "We dont have room to move wile we are sitting. Very limited space. We did not got informed were to get our lugagge"

Cons: "Boarded plane to find out that there was no crew available. Got off and were told to wait for further instructions. Three more delays until finally leaving 3 hours late. Was told at one point we could try to get on another flight on standby. Went immediately to gate but told they had already closed the doors. Very frustrated with United management."

Pros: "Very professional crew"

Cons: "Flight left almost two hours late, missed connecting flight, alternate flight cancelled, United Club wouldn't pass-holders in club. Had to sleep in airport."

Pros: "Great customer service and free movies,"
Cons: "My luggage was opened in belive in lima, few things missing."

Pros: "Friendly helpful courteous"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Had to wait standby but got on the flight. Was very happy about that!!"

Cons: "Kayak failed to alert me that MCO has an A & B bagge pickup areas and did not indicate which area I would find my luggage."

Pros: "I was surprised on how clean the plane was, considering it was an express. The attendance were pleasant as well."
Cons: "How small the snack bag is."

Pros: "Very polite, upbeat crew"
Cons: "Newark airport a mess!"

Pros: "everyone was quick, efficient, and customer oriented. seats were comfortable and the snacks were nice. The crew members were exhausted, i'm sure, but they kept a smile on their faces and helped all of us feel comfortable and secure."
Cons: "The flight was rescheduled due to weather, it would have been nice to have a meal voucher so people were less aggravated and hungry. My biggest issue was that the T.V. screen was very bright and gave me a migraine. If there was a way to darken, or even shut it off, that would be much more pleasant."

Pros: "The crew was wonderful and accommodating for a mother traveling with 2 minor children"
Cons: "Absolutely no space on this plane. The least amount of leg room and seat room I've ever experienced."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "The boarding process was on time."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "This flight was cancelled and the later flights to Portland were all full, so I was offered a flight to Boston instead, with no refund for the bus ticket from Boston to Portland, and of course my bag did not arrive with me."

Cons: "Updates to delays not informed in a mannerly order"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Flight took off promptly & landed early"
Cons: "Paid a lot more than I did for the same flight via delta with half the amenities. Crew not particularly friendly"

Pros: "Conplimentary drinks and flight time. Most everything was generally fantastic"
Cons: "Choice of snacks."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was no wifi no entertainment!!!!!!! This was a later flight that I had to be on and they showed no effort of making anyone feel comfortable even though we were on a late flight!!! Never booking united again!!!!!"

Cons: "It was very hot, it seemed as if the AC was broken."

Cons: "Security was worst I have ever seen - needed well over recommended 90 mins. No entertainment and ran out of food. Extra charge for regular economy seats. Reminded why I don't choose United."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very pleasant."

Pros: "On time arrival."
Cons: "Turbulent Flight"

Pros: "I had two seats to myself because it was a small flight. I was able to sleep most of the flight"

Cons: "Never took second flight it was canceled. I was very upset"

Pros: "We arrived almost an hour early! I didn't know that was possible!"

Pros: "Crew was great and was happy to get gluten free food i could eat"
Cons: "Not lose my bags :("

Pros: "Great crew, super clean and new plane"
Cons: "Food is “unique” and entertainment options are a bit outdated"

Pros: "Overall good flight"
Cons: "First flight was delayed which resulted in the missed connection, overnight stay in Beijing and lost time in our final destination"

Pros: "Amazing crew and service"

Pros: "Smooth flight!"

Cons: "Delay in China without any explanation."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Not a thing"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "Food tastes horrible. Flight attendant picked her nose at one time right before distributing the drinks and did not wash her hands. You're not given your own canned drink rather a half a cup. Seats are too small/don't look clean. Movie selection was poor. Plane was delayed! Luggage left in Bejing."

Cons: "Delayed an hour due to inbound flight late on schedule"

Cons: "Ca Needs to be more clear on who can get a transit entry , I with a US Passport didn't get one and stuck in pek airport for 25 hours ,"

Cons: "After I checked in found out the boarding pass is not my name !! Went back got the right one & also changed luggage tags (2) , but the luggage’s missing, tidy is day 3 ! Still hoping...."

Pros: "The plane made no unscheduled landings."
Cons: "The extreme delay that caused me to nearly miss my connection with Air China, the incredibly low level of English spoken on a flight originated in the US, and the complete dismissal of three cabin crew members when I asked about arrangements to be expedited to our connecting flight to Bangkok. Avoid this airline completely, and if at all possible, transiting through Beijing Capital Airport."

Pros: "Number of crew and attentiveness; meal service on a short flight and efficiency in delivery"
Cons: "Mass boarding rather than by section"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Transfer in Beijing gave only one hour between flights. Impossible to make with China's cumbersome security procedure. Why did they give us those flights? Told staff on plane that we had a tough connection. No communication or procedure to help make transfer. Got to the gate BEFORE flight was to take off but plane was uncoupled from ramp and NO STAFF present. Went to another Air China gate and could not get any help. No supervisors to help. Five people missed the connection. Had to wait over EIGHT hours for next flight and was offered NOTHING by way of compensation. Does not appear that Air Chine wants to live up to the country's status in the world. Very poor service."

Cons: "the food was so bad. no vegetarian options"

Pros: "Kayak messages about the gate number, delay, and so on all went into my spam folder and found them later after the flight"

Cons: "Plane was delayed several hours. Initially, Air China delayed flight assuming due to leaving late en route from China to EWR. Then because of rain in NYC area, ultimately almost 4 hours past initially scheduled time of 12:40 pm."

Cons: "No guarantee for flight due to inclimiment weather"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "cabin space"

Cons: "A lot of turbulence the last half. I got sick and I have been flying for 20 years through Europe and Asia. It never happened before. A rough landing."

Pros: "Very nice and friendly crew! Keep up the good job!"
Cons: "The screen broken and I could watch anything"

Pros: "Food tasted good."
Cons: "We only got two meals 9 hours apart, on a plane ride 13 hours long! We were starving for nine hours! We only got a drink offering after 6 hours. This made me soo dehydrated and dizzy"

Pros: "The flight itself was fine"
Cons: "Air China canceled my original flight without notification, put me on a different flight and then changed my connecting flight to the next day so I landed an entire day after my original plan. They also put me inside a very uncomfortable hotel in Beijing."

Pros: "Their boarding are faster"
Cons: "Crew don't pay attention to your request"

Pros: "The food was very good."
Cons: "Our TVs in front of our seats did not work. No entertainment for 14 hours. Horrible. Also We were forced to check a carry on on our first leg. that had our emergency essentials. Everything was rush rush. Then when we arrived in Chiang Mai. None of our luggage was there. We are traveling to another destination and pray we have All 3 bags. They have notified us that 2 bags will be here tomorrow. We were forced to check a carry on that had our emergency essentials. Everything was rush rush. Then when we arrived in Chiang Mai. None of our luggage was there. We are traveling to another destination and pray we have All the luggage by Thursday. When we leave."

Pros: "Free hotels, dinner and breakfast for transfers."
Cons: "Lack of snack in between meals"

Pros: "But very very far experience from Emirates or Qatar air to this part of the world."
Cons: "The veggie/vegan options were inedible overcooked plain veggies and an unflavored carbohydrate - thank god we brought some food. No entertainment system and the plane was definitely a decommissioned 757 from a 1990s 757."

Cons: "Worst experience ever. Costumer service is horribld. Flight continously delayed with 10 minute notifications. Never recommend this flight"

Pros: "My Sleep"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ELSE"

Cons: "First , all 4 luggages were disappeared in the airport. When we got it is 7 hrs later . Second, 3 out of 4 luggages were broke. Try to call airline, no one answer and help ... very disappointed .. never has those problems with other airlines. Third, delay the airlines without airline people help.. delay almost 10 hrs to flight back to HK .. never buy this airline ticket.. very bad service.."

Pros: "There was free water"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, poor communication, almost a riot at the boarding gate when flight became delayed with no explanation"

Cons: "Entertainment screen is fault."

Pros: "Big plane"
Cons: "The TV screen is not working"

Pros: "The staff was very pleasant."

Cons: "flight was late, barely made my connection (which was also late)."

Cons: "Boarding Procedure was a bit of a mess; Lounge in newark is kinda mediocre."

Pros: "Great movies. Flight crew was very nice."

Cons: "The international flight delayed 30 min, so will miss the 4pm connected flight, but air china didn’t put us in the connected flight right after the 4pm flight, which was the 6pm flight, instead they assigned us to the 8pm one and made the overall delay 4 hours. This is not nice."

Pros: "Air China aircraft is very new and clean."
Cons: "My flight from JFK to Beijing the crew members are very loud. When they speak, they are loud. Also the have tried 3 times to get flight attendants for service. They just ignore. Their announcement in English is really bad. I can barely understand anything."

Pros: "Many meals and movie selections which helped."
Cons: "No leg room."

Cons: "The connection time between my flights was only one hour. It took me more than 30 minutes to get off the plane and from the tarmac to the airport. By that time, my connecting flight was boarding. By the time I made it through security, I had missed my flight."

Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "I've never had worse food on a plane in my 30 years of flying. And i was shocked that we were offered food only twice on a nearly 14 hour flight with no opportunity to snack on anything in between."

Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "No AC in my section for a 13 hour trip. Was so uncomfortable. Dated entertainment and slow crew service."

Pros: "It was cheap"

Cons: "since this portion of my flight was cancelled by air china they tried to book me on the next day but my husband decided to come meet me in beijing after getting me a hotel and driver to pick me up the night that i was stranded. i told air china not to book me on the flight the following morning that i wasn't going to take it. they never did that and ended up cancelling the entire remaining flights on air china. this was the worst experience with an airline i've ever experienced."

Cons: "We couldn't use out phones, all I wanted to do is listen to music I already have save to my phone. The food was horrible."

Pros: "Dude at counter who had to change our seats as we were flying with an infant was great. Other people who were assisting us didn't know how to fix the issue but he did. Then when we boarded, he made sure we went first as we had all that baby stuff you have to carry!"
Cons: "I have flown Air China 6 times and every time we leave late. One time it caused me to miss a connecting flight and I was stuck in LA for two days. Food is not good. Buy snacks before you board. Movies/entertainment is poor. Nothing to watch for 15 hours."

Pros: "Crew were quite accommodating. Because our flight was delayed by 2 hours,crew let us off the air plane as soon as possible so that we could catch our connecting flight."
Cons: "The flight was late causing a lot of stress in connecting flight."

Pros: "I liked the food and how quick everyone was to help us when we needed something or had a question."
Cons: "The flight was extremely rough for the last 4 hours which was nerve wrecking."

Cons: "Flight was canceled. Customer service was incredibly unprofessional."

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