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Average price round-trip

$975(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$463or less

Good deal one-way

$222or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,497 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Was able to get to get to Narita Airport."
Cons: "Okay and not any issues."

Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Time check in maybe earlier."

Cons: "Entertaining in English"

Pros: "Yes."

Pros: "Complementary sake and great rice cracker snacks."
Cons: "Come around more often to collect trash."

Pros: "Very comfortable and nice atmosphere"

Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The staff are really nice helpful and respectful."
Cons: "I dont l8ke the restrooms, they shoukd be always be cleaned most of the times. No cup noodles."

Pros: "none"
Cons: "very poor communication of information"

Pros: "Very friendly and polite. Very helpful and on time."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "They were every where all the time! No sitting around in the back like most airlines. Movies Hallie and many first run and Oscar nominated."

Pros: "Polite friendly and attentive Staff. From checking in to inflight."

Cons: "No complaints! Not even one!"

Pros: "Excellent and original Japanese meals"

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Quick boarding, great staff, and a smooth ride on 787 dreamliner."
Cons: "Entertainment system went down but the staff fixed it."

Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."

Pros: "The legroom is comfortable for a tall person."

Pros: "Very nice airplane with new technology"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Too small, too hot. Not enough air conditioning. China air was better. Only one meal choice. No choice for vegetarians or allergies. Didn't warn about the rain, stairs were slippery"

Cons: "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."

Pros: "All was efficient but no standout"
Cons: "Nothing was bad enough to mention this column"

Cons: "Didn't get to go. Thanks for selling me worthless insurance."

Pros: "Curteous and pleasant."
Cons: "All packed the plane. Tight."

Pros: "cost performance"
Cons: "non-flat seat"

Pros: "Great staff and washlet toilets on board."
Cons: "I ended boarding last not one of the first as other airlines."

Pros: "Last minute accommodation for Muslim meal was awesome!"
Cons: "Transit in NRT was too short! Didn't give me time to buy souvenirs.."

Cons: "being moved"

Pros: "Once I made it through the long line at check in everything went very well. Check in was a bit of a nightmare since Air Busan is shared with Asiana Airlines."
Cons: "I had to stand in line at both Asiana and Air Busan to check in. Made checking in a lot longer than normal."

Pros: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Everything is perfect."

Pros: "The bathroom is super clean."
Cons: "Maybe you can make some alterations with your meal offerings."

Pros: "Since I had back pain,I really like that I could checked in two luggages. Thank you so much!!"

Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "checking in at chicago ohare ord was a nightmare.there were only 12 of us in line yet the wait exceeded 1 hour , we watched as the airlines next to us processed well over 150 passenger's while the japan airline moved slower than snail sex. it was painfully beyond slow."

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "none"

Cons: "We couldn't land in Narita due to bad weather, so we did emergency landing to Haneda to refuel and go back to Narita. But after we got off in Narita, the immigration is chaos. Nobody arranging it and people just going wild, nobody knows where the line should begin. We spent 2 hours plus in the imigration line. So from the scheduled time to arrive at Tokyo 5pm, we get to our Hotel at 2am. Good job Narita airport!"

Pros: "Foods are good, crews are good."

Pros: "A sense of quiet efficiency. On time and courteous."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Very slow boarding process in Itami"

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "There was a huge check-in line but it went quickly because they had 8-10 ticket agents with luggage 'helpers' for the agents. Of course there was a problem with my reservation that they had never seen before which manifested itself by them not being able to print my boarding pass. They called Tokyo and were told that they had never seen my problem before either. Anyway, the ticketing supervisor stayed with me for 45 minutes until they could over come the problem. I would be a rich man if I had a nickel for every 'So-sorry' I got that day."

Cons: "Air temperature was super hot and uncomfortable."

Pros: "I was treated like an important customer. Many airlines do not do this."

Pros: "Just okay."
Cons: "Som studies need more experience to customers"

Cons: "Boarding was not done by numbers or range of numbers."

Pros: "Very comfortable with delicious meal!!"

Pros: "Crew service is excellent!"
Cons: "The seat is really cramp and tight!"

Pros: "crewe were excellent"
Cons: "nothing !"

Pros: "The crew was really nice, as you can expect from a Japanese company. Super helpful and smiling. The food was also very good."
Cons: "The space is really tiny. The screen also tiny."

Cons: "Selecting seats online"

Pros: "Well maintained plane, nice staff and over very comfortable."
Cons: "The wifi worked only 1 hr of the 3 hrs I bought"

Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Slightly delayed"

Cons: "Excellent"

Cons: "the seats are not reclined, not comfortable at all"

Pros: "Everything!!!"
Cons: "My experience overall is fantastic"

Pros: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Cons: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."

Pros: "The cabin staff were extremely caring."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Old man next to me couldn’t keep his arm on his side."

Pros: "Thoughtfulness, professionalism, patience and a lot of love put into the service."

Pros: "Loved from the booking on kayak and all the services provided by the airline until landing."
Cons: "Nothing to mention ....but I did not get the &instead tell me where to get my luggage...I had to find out on my own"

Cons: "The food wasn’t very good and the quantity of the snack meager. Worse, the crew refused to give a second roll to our 12 year old even which means that either they only have one for each passenger (and every passenger had theirs) or the crew are parsimonious."

Pros: "All."

Pros: "Staff was great and both the terminals and onboard"

Pros: "Had the katsudon and it was great, love the little tapas dishes they include with it."
Cons: "Would have loved to get a hot towel and slippers. 787 got quite cold when sitting in the middle section. Didn’t seem to have any way to control it."

Cons: "The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small."

Pros: "It was alright."
Cons: "Prepare to wake up with neck pain."

Pros: "Very polite staff"
Cons: "The curry made me sick and the movies were outdated."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Staff are super kind."
Cons: "---"

Cons: "Everything perfect for me!"

Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."

Pros: "Very nice plane, enough room, didn't feel cramped"
Cons: "Had to switch gates 2 times"

Pros: "Seat was good and slept like a baby"
Cons: "Nothing really, slept the whole way"

Pros: "Everthything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Almost everything was good"
Cons: "Check in was complicated."

Pros: "Most of all are good."
Cons: "My son was sleeping, so he couldn't have a breakfast. I think it not kind."

Pros: "Efficient, courteous crews,"
Cons: "Luggage check-in referred to United Airline was refused.JetBlue checked luggage to final destination efficiently."

Pros: "Seat"
Cons: "Food was a bit salty. Bread was so cold."

Cons: "I did not like the delay of the plane which, instead of taking of at 10pm took off at 7h45 am."

Pros: "leg room!"

Cons: "Check in process was horrible at TKS, extremely unknowledgeable gate agents, took 6 people and 1.5 hours to check and pay for bags."

Cons: "Queued up with other Star Gold etc. customers (they have 2 queues, one for Diamond and one for other statuses). There's a sign on a pole. People queue up, then they swivel the pole round so I'm in the wrong queue now. Try to move, lose place in queue, they swivel it back the way it was... Good airline but boarding especially for domestic is disorganised with poor signage etc."

Pros: "Ana is the best"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I love ANA airlines ❤"

Pros: "Clean cabin. Courteous and friendly attendants. Inflight amenities were excellent."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "Delayed boarding"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "No food available only drinks"

Pros: "Staff are very attentive and helpful; the entertainment system is top class"
Cons: "On boarding, the markers for "business" and "diamond" class are only distinguished by a (low) signpost at the head of the queue. If you're further back or not so tall s difficult to see which queue is correct... quite a few people (not me fortunately!) got turned away because they don't know ANA's boarding system. Also a problem with boarding at HND where the overhead monitors show BIz but not First/Diamond. As some other reviews pointed out, BBC news just didn't work. CNN worked intermittently."

Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"

Pros: "Great movies!!"
Cons: "Terrible seats- difficult to find s confirtsble position."

Pros: "It was clean and nice"

Cons: "Not enough English movies/tv shows"

Cons: "I waited 20 minutes for my baggage to return"

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in."

Pros: "nice sevice"

Pros: "The crew was polite but did not enforce social distancing when boarding. Disembarkation was chaos with everyone pushing to get off the plane."
Cons: "Calling people to board by rows would have made it less chaotic. Disembarkation was a dangerous disorganized mess."

Pros: "It was crew amazing"

Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "Crew seemed to be having an off day. Not as organized and we’re rushed."

Cons: "I missed it"

Pros: "Food is not bad"
Cons: "The staff told us our carry-ons are over weighted and forced us to check in 2 carry-ons and charged us 250USD! Our carry-ons are totally standard-sized but just weighted more than 8 kg. We have never encountered any airlines would rob costomers like this! Will NEVER ever fly Turkish airline again!"

Pros: "The crew was great and loved the meal given during flight."

Pros: "On time flights. Free entertainment. Good food. God plane."
Cons: "Nothing, really."

Pros: "The cabin crews on Turkish work very hard. The food is well prepared ,"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "The crew were excellent! Always smiling and attentive. Particularly attentive and compassionate towards older passengers and mom’s with children. Kept the restrooms clean/tidy! They made me feel as if I were in 1st class!! Thank you Crew members! You made a difficult journey for me a pleasure!"
Cons: "The seats!! We’re too squeezed together!! We all found it difficult to breathe, as we felt like “SARDINES” packed neatly in a can!! Which also made it difficult for leg room. I tried to not recline my seat, as I knew how I felt when passenger in front of me reclined his seat. Please, try to give us a little more space !!"

Pros: "Just needed a chance to rest during this long trip and that was possible. Slept well, had a nice meal and arrived ready to go. First trip on Turkish Airlines but will absolutely be back. Crew was great!"

Cons: "Connection flight from plane to the gate,seats need to be updated"

Pros: "Comfort and service."

Pros: "service"
Cons: "no personal ac by each seat and the plane was really hot"

Cons: "Flight was overbooked, which is always an annoying inconvenience. As a result, the flight was significantly delayed. When the plane landed the pilot immediately had to take off again which was really unusual and unsettling. But eventually we were able to properly land."

Pros: "The flight itself was fine."
Cons: "The flight was delayed about an hour. Prior to that I had a 10 hour layover at the Istanbul airport. As this is busy 24 hours per day there are times that it is difficult to even find a seat to relax in let alone a spot to lay down."

Cons: "Food was below expectation No TV or entertainment"

Pros: "The landing"
Cons: "The crew nasty stwarts"

Pros: "movies and food"

Pros: "Good new airline ,good people nice service,everything was perfect thank you turkish airline"

Pros: "I really liked the whole experience and would only highly recommend Turkish airlines"

Pros: "I liked nothing about my flight."
Cons: "It was extremely hot on a 10-hour flight. Crew was not friendly, almost rude. Seat space was VERY tight."

Pros: "Nice seats, and staff"
Cons: "The family behind us had kids, they were yelling, kicking my seat and had a cat they were holding. I am highly allergic to cats and at first couldn't understand why I was coughing so much. I was very disappointed the staff did not make sure this animal was contained at the back of the plane."

Pros: "Comfort"

Pros: "The up to date and *free movie options"

Pros: "They accommodated my service dog even without being in the system.They are always very nice and look after me perfectly!I was super late for boarding on the way from NYC and they helped me out!"
Cons: "I called the Customer service to let them know I have a service dog and she wasn't in the system neither the way to Hungary or back!I had a little trouble because of that!I asked to sit at the isle for the same reason and they gave me a seat and then moved me because they said I cannot sit there with a dog.They wanted to give me a middle seat but fortunately a nice girl swapped with me for the Isle seat!"

Pros: "I had a most pleasant experience flying from New York, NY to Kiev, Ukraine. Everything about the service was just right. Thank you for your kindness and attention to detail. From now on I will only fly Turkish Airlines when going to Kiev."

Cons: "My bag did not make it to final destination & there was no excuse for it as there was enough time during layover AND I arrived to airport by required time before flight."

Pros: "I am a vegan and they had delicious vegan food for me and vegetarian food for my daughter."
Cons: "That the plane was not full and we could had better seats if we were made aware of that fact."

Cons: "Staff was not considerate at all to kids. Wouldn't give food snacks fruit milk. Frowned when retuning trays."

Pros: "The attention from the crew and services"
Cons: "One of my lougage was left behind , I got after a week of stressing from one state to the other with lot of stress and unplanned expenditure I was not really sure whether it was their fault or air canada who charged me $225 for a little box mearnt to b a hand lougage. .. I was really pissed but on all the Turkish airline gave their best but the connecting flight air Canada has the worst services ever.... no food or drink was offered all through to Canada and their workers lack customer service"

Pros: "Everything was good and smooth"
Cons: "When arriving to instabul. I had to go through security twice. Once to transfer to another gate which is fine and then right at the gate I had to go through security which was really weird. It made the flight delay thank god because I thought the plane would leave because the line was long and super slow"

Cons: "I could not figure out how to get a vegetarian meal."

Pros: "Great food, comfortable seats, Caring staff, Good TV quality and programs."

Pros: "Two full meals, snacks and drinks, a toiletry kit, and hand lotion in the bathroom. For a very long flight, it was very comfortable!"
Cons: "They ran out of homemade lemonade with fresh mint before I got any, and by the time I used the restroom, it was relatively unsanitary."

Cons: "The food wasnt good"

Pros: "It was on time."

Pros: "The meals and the service, even in economy class."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Well our flight wasn't until 4:30 am and we couldn't go into the airport until 1am. So we were sitting outside in the heat for 8 hours until they would let us in."

Pros: "Food; power outlet."
Cons: "legroom."

Pros: "Love this airline!!"

Cons: "No gate number on boarding pass from instambul to tirana. Very confusing ."

Pros: "Good price and great food"
Cons: "Best Price. Plus no-nonsense pricing from Kayak. Food is great."

Pros: "The service, the wine, the staff."
Cons: "The food tasted bland. Wasn't bad, but bland."

Cons: "We stayed on plane for long time before it took off, and we arrived late, food was not good"

Pros: "Good food. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Seat in front on me was broken. Reclined further than the rest on the seats, which limited the room I had."

Pros: "The flight was effective, on time, the service was very good. Good food"
Cons: "I couldn't understand the entertainment computer. I experienced a much more friendly one at different airlines, and they had a rich variety of content and games. Please also make sure that all staff is fluent with English - few of them seem either not to be communicative, or not confident to speak."

Pros: "good food with some Turkish flair. super friendly staff."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was late by over 2 hours and we missed our onward flight to San Francisco. At Istanbul, Ataturk Airport, Turkish Airline did not provide a Visa although they gave hotel and boarding passes for next days flight. At Istanbul, Ataturk airport it was a nightmare for us, as senior citizens. Why should we buy the Visa when the flight was delayed which is no fault of ours. Of the 4 automatic e-visa machines onlyEv 1 was working and there was a long queue. In between the machine stopped working for a long time and no one was there to assist or restart. They gave our boarding passes for the next days flight and their responsibility was over. We had to wait for over an hour to get the hotel. Overall it was a bad experience."

Cons: "The food is horrible"

Pros: "The staff was really friendly, food was great and there was plenty of entertainment during the flight."
Cons: "I couldn't accumulate my miles."

Pros: "Flight crew were nice"
Cons: "More spacing between people"

Cons: "Passenger that sat next to me occupied part of my seat."

Pros: "Everything great"

Pros: "Most of the crew were great. Responded to requests promptly. Wifi and movies I could watch on my phone."
Cons: "Seating was tight and my set back was broken. Individual screens for movies."

Cons: "complimentary ear plugs for when there are crying children"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Yes"

Cons: "Stewardess very rude"

Pros: "Flight was on time. They fed us two meals."
Cons: "Seats in coach are incredibly cramped, and blankets are comically small. The food was pretty terrible and the vegetarian option not particularly nutritious."

Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "The crew were great and the flight was quick."
Cons: "The blankets are really thin and so we were cold. They do not offer eye masks anymore. So sad"

Pros: "Helpful staff and located us at the front of the plane. Easy checkin and friendly attendants."
Cons: "The in flight sandwich was so so but overall good, Turkey sandwich and pepper mayonnaise, for airline food. They included kettle chips and a brownie which was a nice touch."

Pros: "Boarding, entertainment"
Cons: "Arm rests were immobile, meaning could not take advantage of empty seat next to me."

Pros: "The Jetstar flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "Fukuoka and Narita airports had terminals that weren’t connected by a train or even an indoor path. It was covered but it was cold in Narita and Fukuoka required a slow shuttle."

Cons: "Having to pay AGAIN for a seat choice. AND IBWAS MADE TO CHECK MY XARRY-ON BAG ALL THE WAY THRU TO ROME! WHY. WHY couldn't it only be checked to Philadelphia.?. That has taken place on other flights. Should not require checking a carry-on all the way thru on an international flight."

Pros: "The movie selection was great!"

Pros: "We were delayed, but still arrived almost on time at our destination"
Cons: "Delay due to weather."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Communication"

Pros: "On time, smooth flight. Service was meh."
Cons: "A USB port would be nice!!!"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Delayed flight all day long from 11:58 AM till 8:00 PM, where they blamed it on traffic at RDU airport, weather in Chicago, and finally a maintenance delay for from 2:00 PM till 8 PM before they canceled!"

Cons: "The flight was two hours late leaving which caused me to miss my flight to Prague. The notifications about the delay and next steps for rescheduling the second flight were delayed and sent to the wrong email address."

Pros: "The amount of things to keep you entertained for the long flight"
Cons: "I had to have my seat up the entire route so that made a very uncomfortable flight was never able to really rest"

Cons: "Delays and more delays"

Cons: "Foo"

Pros: "Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable."

Cons: "Comfort is ok."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All of abo e, many delays, no usb plug or refuse to show me, charge for luggage, no headphone."

Cons: "Oh Gina, I would have checked my bag if only you had looked up from your phone for a second!"

Cons: "I loved everything"

Pros: "Great food, professional conduct"
Cons: "Couldn't control window tint after we left California"

Cons: "one staff member was extremely rude when asked for another beverage."

Pros: "Everyone was friendly"
Cons: "Very tight fit."

Pros: "Comfy/roomy seats, friendly staff, female pilot!!"
Cons: "It was freezing and blankets were not available. It is typically cold on flights but this felt like sitting in a freezer. That is the o not reason I gave 4 stars and a 3 star for comfort"

Pros: "Being able to board early due to husband's disability."
Cons: "Only being provided a warm cup of water. Paid extra $$ for seating with no other liberties provided."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Very cold on board"

Cons: "A lady in AA counter at AA DFW counter. She was rude and not helpful. at all."

Pros: "Boarding, staff, service, arrival all great"
Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "Lots of space and very accommodating. The updates via email were helpful"

Pros: "Flight staff was friendly."
Cons: "Complainers. Shame on the parents who raised such pretentious a--holes."

Pros: "Crews are very friendly, thank you"

Pros: "Short flight times, lovely staff , food and wine ok, not so crowded so more space"

Pros: "It was a very peaceful flight. The crew was extremely professional, and courteous, one of the members went out of her way, and frankly it was the kindest flight attendant has been to me in a while."
Cons: "The typical complaint you would hear regarding airplane food. Though, it does not warrant a true complaint of the flight."

Cons: "Taking away headphones 40 mins prior to landing is ridiculous. AA needs to abandon Bose or figure out a better way."

Pros: "The flight arrived on time with my luggage, and although I booked through BA, for the first time ever, they managaged to get my special meal request correct."
Cons: "I order a vegetarian meal in the hope I will get something edible. This was the worst airline food I have ever had. The plane was old so the economy class seats were larger than normal. There was, however, no in-seat entertainment. On the upside, I'm glad I didn't fly business class. Compared to the standard set by other airlines, the seats appeared to be from the 80's."

Pros: "Slick boarding"
Cons: "No movies on way out."

Pros: "Everything was good."

Pros: "On time. Helpful at check-in and friendly staff on board."

Cons: "They left my bag in RDU.."

Pros: "Nice, comfortable planes."
Cons: "Food quality could be improved."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Overall smooth trip and congenial staff."
Cons: "This is coming from a western audience but there could have been more entertainment options."

Pros: "Comfortable and clean flight"

Pros: "The customer service phone number was impossible to get through on in order to take to someone within 24 hours of my flight in order to make my Special Meals request as I have Celiac's Disease. I was unable to make this selection at booking as when you book through a third party like Expedia, which I did, you cannot access the same internal tools required to make that selection. You can ONLY then call once you have checked in before the flight in order to let the airline know of your Special Meal needs. This is not only a terrible policy as it undercuts those who ARE ultimately still buying tickets to their airline, and that the airline is CHOOSING to sell. It provided me with an extremely subpar experience of the airline but left up to the last minute with doubts about my ability to board a 13 he international flight without the reassurance that I would have ANY meals aboard and no other options should that be the case. Right before my flight departed I was reassured that the information we had requested Expedia relay to the airline internally the day before, who we called when we couldn't get through to the airline, WAS able to convey this Special Meal request and I was going to have food on the flight, so I then did not purchase a bunch of snacks in the airport to have as options. The first meal in, no Special Meal was provided and I had to explain then entire situation all over again. They assured me they would figure it out and get me taken care of. However, no one who assisted me conveyed this to anyone else on the flight and every time food was dispersed, same situation. This was stressful and exhausting and the options provided me were modified to be gluten free, such as an entire plate of fruit for my snack, instead of the protein heavy snack everyone else received, because there truly wasn't extra for that type of dietary restriction. This was stressful and I was very hungry on the flight. One of the attendants got me a few chunks of cheese from first class, but otherwise, it wasn't great. I would advise travelers with Special Meal requests NOT to fly with AirCanada."

Pros: "Super comfortable business class seats"

Pros: "Crew was great, there was nobody sitting beside me so that was a big bonus. Smooth flight and the wine was pretty good."

Pros: "Generally flight attendant was nice and efficient. Excellent service and"
Cons: "Food was poor quality. Sometimes water taste like bad tap water. There are very nice crews but some of them are not. Some flight attendant bumped my knee a little when she passed by but didn’t care or noticed."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "The vegan food made me very very sick for a few days. Also the lunch was a chicken cup of noodles with a turkey sandwich. No vegan option. My luggage got left in Toronto."

Pros: "Flight was confortable and crew was great we even arrived slightly early."
Cons: "One of the onboard meals was literally cup noodles with sides."

Cons: "Person sitting next to me brought on four bags and over head bins were full. This merged into my space which is too small to begin with. Boarding should control how much is brought into plane. Need more space. Airline travel is no longer fun. I wish the air line CEOs would ride in economy every once in a while."

Pros: "In-flight crew"
Cons: "Our luggage was trashed. Brand new luggage was broken with holes in the side and wheels missing. This was not cheap luggage this was 10 year warranty luggage but how do you collect on a warranty when you’re in a foreign country? So had to buy new luggage for the trip home. We’ll see if it survives their lame baggage handling."

Cons: "The flight got cancelled way in advance and nobody neither airlines nor webjet.com informed us about it. Also, nobody could replace our tickets for the next day either. So our flight didn't happen and we had to drive to Washington DC to find a flight from there. So we will never buy any tickets from Kayak or Webjet.com! Extremely poor service"

Pros: "Friendly staff. The 777-300 ER has high ceilings. Individual outlets available for electronic devices. Clean washrooms."
Cons: "Vegan menu needs improvement. No toothbrush or slippers issued. Movie collection was outdated and contained more Asian content."

Pros: "My postponed flight was fine and flight attendants great."
Cons: "I missed my original flight because there were no staff at BWI airport counter or secret Air Canada office 55 minutes from flight time. Flight was delayed 35 minutes, but no way I could check a bag or get to gate."

Pros: "Son enjoyed seeing Niagara Falls from the air"

Pros: "We got to Toronto"
Cons: "Those seats are tight. Also, the crew at the Toronto airport seemed to get mixed up a bit showing us where the transfer queue was."

Pros: "Air Canada Cancelled the flight, which would have been ok, but their representatives left the airport instead of sticking around to help people reschedule. Their phone line was flooded with so many calls that you couldn't even stay on hold. And their email service takes at least 24hrs before you get a response. So effectively the entire airline was unavailable, even after canceling many people's vacations. I'll never fly AC again."

Pros: "Really enoyed the personal entertainment system. 12 hours is a long flight and the entertainment really helped pass the time away. It was fun seeing the flight status on the monitor and watching movies. We were fed very well. I believe we had 3 meals and a snack. Attendants came by to see if we needed more to drink too."
Cons: "It was a huge plane with about 500 people on board. Not a lot of space for getting up an walking much. Not a lot of space between seat rows. I guess that's just the way things are. Had a huge issue with checked baggage [see below] but don't know which airline was at fault although the AIr Canada employee who checked our baggage in Washington, DC said we wouldn't see our bags again until we arrived at Hirochima, our final destination."

Pros: "The beef and rice meal was really delicious and there were some good movies available for viewing. I enjoyed the cup noodles given during the flight."
Cons: "The USB port only worked for a few seconds at a time so my mobile phone would not charge in either my screen nor my neighbor's screen. Luckily I had my laptop to plug my phone into. During lift off I found someone's used headphones and a candy wrapper along with my neighbor's magazine's in my seat pocket."

Pros: "Great service good food and drinks love it!"
Cons: "There was a baby kept crying the whole trip but I know that's something you can't help. Hahaha but everything else was good"

Pros: "Crew attitude and faster flight than original plan"
Cons: "Movies and food"

Cons: "There was a screaming child and nothing was done about it the entire flight."

Pros: "Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Left almost an hour late."

Pros: "The crew is very good. Food was good. It is a short flight but I think it was good."

Pros: "Crew was moderately attentive"
Cons: "Boarding at the Toronto airport was an absolute mess. One of the "gentlemen" scanning tickets was moderately rude to people waiting to board. Which I mean, I get it, it's a rough job, but dude. I don't wanna be here any more than you do. Stow the attitude and scan the ticket. The food was eh, but that's all airline food. There isn't much space between seats so you're bumping elbows most of the ride, and during a 13 hour flight, that gets old real quick."

Pros: "Flying out RDU, it was delayed for 3+ hours without any reason. Took close to an hour to change flights at RDU with a very grumpy agent. I was told that I could delay a day and fly the same route the next day, or fly to Toronto, stay there a night paid by Air Canada. Was advised to stay at Toronto since the flight from RDU to Toronto delay excessively with high frequency (and it was delayed 6+ hour the next day). Flied to Toronto, was shuffled through different lines without getting anything. At 10:40PM, after arrived 1 hour 40+ minutes, sent to a line with more than 100 people in front of me..... :-( It's a horrible experience!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "A wonderful agent named Danyelle Mariner in Raleigh did an excellent job finding us an alternative flight when she saw that we would not make our connecting flight in Toronto. Thanks"
Cons: "There seems to be a problem with the Toronto flights in the afternoon. If they are all being rescheduled change the plan."

Cons: "Food quality was extremely poor. Cup noodle for lunch and rice porridge for breakfast is not what we paid for!!! In addition, Japanese crew cannot announce in proper Japanese She must have forgotten polite Japanese expressions ... Sad."

Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Food choices"

Pros: "Affordable flight, helpful crew and convenient booking"
Cons: "Somehow meal preference did not get sent to air Canada and being vegetarian I had nothing to eat. The cheap cup noodles and sandwiches with eggs and meat were not an option."

Pros: "I liked the fact that it was a non-stop flight."
Cons: "There were so many things I didn't like. First of all, the departure time was delayed by 30 minutes. Not cool. Secondly, the plane itself felt very small and old. It was very cold inside the plane which made the ride very uncomfortable. Thirdly, there was absolutely no in-flight entertainment on this flight, making it a very boring experience. I would not recommend this kind of air travel!"

Pros: "Most of the crew was nice"
Cons: "I hated the breakfast food. One of the flight attendants pushed me when I was leaning in my seat to see something ahead of me. I thought that was very rude. She could have asked me to move."

Pros: "Overall not a bad flight. Comfortable enough, good movie options. Food tasted could, but did not agree with my body."

Pros: "The food was good and served frequently, and boarding was quick. Connecting flights had a good amount of time between them so there was no stress about catching a flight."
Cons: "Horrible seat in the middle seat of the middle row. Very uncomfortable. Entertainment choices not as good as Cathay flights. Hot tea was consistently too cold."

Pros: "Everything but the seats. The food was alright but better than most airlines. No issues with my luggage at all."
Cons: "The seats are quote awful if you are tall, like myself. I'm 6'3" and 4 hours into my 13 hour flight, I was regretting my decision not to pay the extra $100 for a seat with more leg room. My back hurt for 2-3 days after the flight, and I got up to move around every 3 hours or so."

Pros: "I had upgraded to economy plus for my trip from Toronto and asked for an aisle seat. The plane was full so I was asked to wait till I was called. When they called me back they gave me a free upgrade to first class. I am a gold status United passenger so that may have had something to do with it but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The crew was wonderful, the food was excellent and the entertainment was terrific. I totally appreciated the ability to sleep over the 13 hour trip in the bed provided. I have not had such a lovely experience in many years. I thank Air Canada for their generosity and kindness to me. Sincerely, Doryth Deisley"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. I have never been able to hold a conversation with a flight attendant before, but the staff was friendly and kind. I also love the entertainment, like the games. They had some decent games and it was fun to compete with other people on the plane."
Cons: "I didn't like the food too much, though. The quality was unpalatable: wilted salad, mystery meat sandwich, and cold eggs. Blegh. Also, I felt very cramped in economy. I rode other airlines that give slightly more leg room and on a 14 hour flight a little goes a long way. This one was just uncomfortable."

Cons: "The flight was chaneed gates and not announced that it had been done, we just noticed that it had been reassigned. Not a big deal but it was a 10 minute walk to the new gate and could have resulted in a missed flight if we hadn't been paying attention. The flight was also delayed over an hour and still listed as an on time boarding for the original boarding time, people can make choices about eating or restroom breaks if they know they have an extra hour, also when travelling with a toddler it helps with planning feedings and naps so that the baby doesn't scream the whole flight."

Pros: "ANA crew were cute, polite and kind. They even put me on an earlier flight. I'm glad it was operated by ANA, one of the world's best airline."
Cons: "Everything went so smoothly with my ANA flights. Nothing to complain."

Cons: "No vegetarian options were available for dinner or snack. Crew was extremely rude when I inquired about it, and I was not promoted to select a vegetarian option when I purchased my ticket. The breakfast was vegetarian friendly, but it was too disgusting to actually eat."

Pros: "Plenty of water was offered and fast efficient boarding and deplaning"
Cons: "I had no entertainment system for the entire 13 ½ hour flight and nothing was done"

Cons: "It was good"

Cons: "Food wasn't great kids meals looked better"

Pros: "The plane was new and as a passenger I really felt that. Seats were more comfortable than usual, and little things like new touchscreen media players in coach and spaces to stretch your legs in were appreciated. The crew was solid, and food was decent. Video selection was surprisingly good."

Pros: "The seats were decent - not too hard and not too cramped."
Cons: "The food was awful. The entertainment system didn't work properly which is not acceptable for a 13 hour flight. The staff didn't seem to care - rarely saw them."

Pros: "On time. Comfortable. Good service. But small overhead baggage space. Had to put my carry on under a seat. For those francophones, you'll find that the flight attendant's (there's only one) bilingualism is rather poor. YYZ Toronto Pearson Airport however disappointed me: very poor indications for connecting flights and gate areas."

Cons: "Leaving late due to an electronics issue started the ball rolling for near disaster upon arrival. Warning - unless you have more than 2 hrs on the ground at Haneda, do not takes connecting flight. You have to go thru immigration, get your checked bags, customs, and beat a 45 minute cut off by the airline in order for them to recheck your bags at your arrival terminal. We missed it, had to load onto the airport shuttle bus, unload at the domestic terminal - all without any instructions given by any anyone! WAY to much stress! Friends followed us one week later. Due to a late arrival in Haneda of over an hour, they were rerouted to a different airport costing a hotel stay, the shipping of their bags, and a bus ride the next morning. In all, it cost them over $450!!!"

Cons: "delayed every flight ,lost luggage"

Pros: "The passengers on this flight were terrific. Also the new plane was very comfortable."
Cons: "After a delayed departure from JFK we had to RUN to make our connection in Toronto. I'm traveling with my wife for our honeymoon and yet we couldn't get a seat together (we'd called customer service the week before who informed the crew). The boarding experience was rushed by airport staff and the flight crew were overly abrupt with passengers on board (bathroom requests by a mom with an infant to water requests by multiple passengers)."

Pros: "The entertainment provided was pretty high-tech and there were many options for movies. The seats on the plane were comfortable."
Cons: "I particularly did not like getting kicked off of our flight because it was oversold. We missed an entire day in Japan because we could not get a flight until the next day. Likely, we will never visit Japan again so the petty "compensation" we were provided meant nothing. No amount of money can compensate for the time we missed out on in a once in a lifetime experience. All because some rich corporate airline can squeeze out as much money as possible for each flight. They don't care about the people, or the passengers, or their experiences, they only care about money. Ridiculous."

Pros: "Nice that they are giving out small snacks again. But there was no water in the bathroom sink and my chair did not recline. Those were very basic parts of a flight that were missing."

Cons: "I had arranged a domestic flight within Japan that would depart from Haneda about 2.5 hours after the Air Canada was scheduled to land there. BUT unfortunately the Air Canada flight departure was delayed for about that much time in Toronto due to mechanical issues. We were promised that Air Canada staff would be on hand in Tokyo to help those of us who would miss our connections. HOWEVER after getting to Tokyo (about the time my domestic flight was taking off) going through immigration and customs and then waiting in line to talk to Air Canada staff, they told me that since my connecting flight (an ANA flight to Miyazaki) had been booked by my son through the Skymark website, they were going to do absolutely nothing at all to help me--no help with arranging an alternative flight, no help finding a hotel room--nothing, absolutely nothing. They left me high and dry in a bad situation."

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