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October Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

April Most popular time to fly with an average 9% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,142 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$903 or less

Good deal one-way

$537 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Japan

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Japan is September.
  • Morning departure is around 30% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Oakland to Japan

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,480 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Good"

Cons: "Kiosk, bag service, One World Integration"

Pros: "Privacy of window side seat"

Pros: "Crew very helpful. Seat roomy."

Pros: "On time. Boarding was great. Flight wasn’t full so plenty of room to stretch out."

Pros: "Easily upgrade to premium economy class"
Cons: "Some staff lack of basic english"

Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "PA system was used excessively."

Pros: "Spoke english"

Pros: "Premium economy is more worth that the price"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "."

Pros: "Great food, friendly and patient and always helpful. Always a sweet smile on flight attendants and they care. They even gave my daughter birthday treat since we were traveling on her birthday"
Cons: "Nothing. All was great"

Pros: "Lots of leg room in economy, flat screen, very friendly crew, and this was the cheapest direct flight to Japan I could find 2 weeks in advance!"

Pros: "Our flight was delayed due to lightning strike on arriving flight, we were transferred to non stop EVA Airline so we can get home and not need a connecting flight in Japan. JAL did all these arrangements without us requesting it. They also were very polite and got our luggage in time to be on the flight with us. JAL is truly a top airline in the world."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Flight attendants provided high standard of service and courteous."

Pros: "JAL is great!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was really professional and friendly, I sat beside a mom with 2 kids and the crew really helped her in her needs and made sure we were all okay. Food was good and I loved the movie selection, watched all the Oscar movies I've missed."

Pros: "It was short flight.. I slept good through."

Pros: "I love JAL! The customer service was top notch, the food was delicious, and it was very spacious for economy."

Pros: "Roomy seats on JAL flights - their actual airplanes. Horrible when they codeshare with american and use American Airlines planes."
Cons: "They have to take the prize for having the absolute slowest customer service in the world. When I booked my tickets, I emailed customer service to make sure I didn’t get a center seat. It took them two months - TWO MONTHS - to email me back, to tell me there was nothing they could do. I also had to be reticketed on my flight from Tokyo to Hanoi. It took them 3 1/2 hours to do this. I had to sit in the airport for 3 1/2 hours to get my ticket changed. Unbelievable. They could’ve chiseled it in stone faster than they issued it."

Pros: "The crew was friendly, and the view from the window was stunning."
Cons: "There wasn't enough leg space; it would be nice if the entertainment system had usb charging available."

Pros: "The crew, the flight, the pilot to cabin communications, the food, USB hookup, and the movie selection was amazing. I am so happy that I flew Japan Airlines on my return trip. I would highly recommend them for your international travels."
Cons: "The flight was extremely late to leave and I almost missed my connecting flight in Osaka"

Pros: "No major disasters, comfortable seats, on time."

Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."

Pros: "From check in to final destination, customer service to amenities, Japan Airlines exceeded my expectations in every regard."
Cons: "The flights were everything I expected and more."

Pros: "Simply excellent !!!"

Cons: "Seat was too hard"

Pros: "All fright attendant are so nice and polite, also pretty. The meals are great and they served nice ice cream for dessert, the good quality ones! The bathroom was always clean, they keep it up so well. there was even toothbrushes and paper cup! I really enjoyed it even though I was in economy."
Cons: "only limited number of movie."

Pros: "Check-in was swift and painless. Crews were pleasant. They gave my daughter a small toy before take off which made her happy. The seat was noticeably wider than any other airline I had taken before."
Cons: "Food was so so...although my daughter liked her kids meal (tater tots, chicken nuggests, veges, jam sandwitch, fruits, ice cream.)"

Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"

Pros: "Friendly and respectful staff, great meals, tasty!"

Pros: "From start to finish, we were amazed by the customer service of Japan Airlines. Altogether we we had a 14-hour day or so of flying with two small children and it could have easily been a 20-hour-or-more day of flying had Japan Airlines not been so great at what they do. We can't say enough about how amazed and blessed we were by their customer service."
Cons: "Having to pay for wifi and not having access to power outlets. Everything else was amazing and honestly these minor things were very forgivable given the great entertainment choices that came along with the plan ride and and the amazing customer service."

Pros: "The staff tried to accommodate all of our needs. Everyone was polite and friendly."
Cons: "Food was not the worst but not so great"

Pros: "When I checked in for my connecting flight from Tokyo Narita to New York, the crew said there was no more seat on economy class. She was making sure that I got on the plane by placing me on the premium economy seat. I appreciate the effort and the courtesy of JAL."
Cons: "The meal and dessert were served at the same time. Too much food all at once."

Pros: "The service on this flight was excellent.First class service in the economy section."

Pros: "I was early to check in . But the check in was slow and I. Had to run to my plane ride .. and had no time to shop"
Cons: "The service was so so and food was lousy"

Pros: "Asian vegetarian meal"
Cons: "limited rest room facilities"

Pros: "The fact that everything is included with the flight makes it very easy to fly with JAL. The staff was friendly and helpful when I was checking in. The agent tried her best to get me a window or aisle seat but was unable to. That didn't matter though. Airlines in the US should learn from them and treat their customers the same way."

Pros: "We were coming back from treking in Nortwest Viet Nam. JAL upgraded us to business class (ie, sleeper bed) for the Ha Noi to Tokyo, and gave us good seats on to HNL. FOOD was the best. Next time we'll try HNL-SAI entry to Nam. The Boeing 787 was a great ride to/from Ha Noi, particularly with JAL service."

Pros: "Fast boarding and wonderful staff."
Cons: "A small complaint, but the entertainment system in the plane was very old and had poor quality screens."

Pros: "Crew members were very nice. All staff members definitely embodied the courteousness and professionalism of Japan. The house slippers were a nice touch and we really enjoyed the large movie selection. The miso soup with meals was great! Overall really enjoyed our flying experience with jal and would fly with them again."
Cons: "The food for our return flight from haneda to Honolulu was definitely subpar compared to the food we had on our first jal Honolulu to Hong Kong flight (layover in narita). Also the plane was not as big and older so we didn't have the touch screen. We were quite impressed on our Honolulu to Hong Kong flight, then were a little let down on our haneda to Honolulu flight."

Pros: "Everything from start to finish was awesome. The "poor" review by someone complaining about a gluten-free meal is typical of Americans that feel entitled. You are on JAPAN airlines... you do realize the non-gluten-free rice is a staple of the country. It's akin to a Japanese person complaining that there aren't chopsticks provided with the meals on an American Airlines flight. How were the staff supposed to help you mid-air? Mid-flight dock so one special meal can be provided for you? How about this: take some personal responsibility and purchase your own gluten free food for the flight and carry it on. Really... how can one compare the 787 with individual on demand entertainment, roomy seats, full meal service (they'll even bring a meal to you if you were asleep during the normal service), etc... all for no extra charge?!?!? It is simply amazing what JAL (and every Japanese company) sets as a standard for customer service."

Pros: "Everything from check in till I got off the plane was fantastic. Friendly and helpful crew with impeccable service unlike a certain few airlines. Will definitely use JAL again!"
Cons: "Can't think of any"

Pros: "excellent food,comfortable, easy check in process"
Cons: "my bag was deemed not carry onable by staff but I had checked to make sure measurements met carry on criteria"

Pros: "the crew was extraordinarily helpful in getting me through customs with my luggage which i was lead to believe did not need to be looked at in Tokyo because it was checked through to Osaka by finding me taking me back through customs and onto the flight in time for its departure. JAL's crews on both flights and the ground personnel were very courteous and always extremely helpful."

Pros: "Professional and kind service. Leg room. In-service TV/movies. Toothbrushes. Food. Everything was outstanding."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing."

Pros: "staff was pleasant, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "turbulence was awful."

Pros: "It seemed more spacious. Food was pretty good."

Pros: "JAL crew member were very nice and food were awesome!! But I was very scared this time, because airplane was shaking for long time..."

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

Pros: "Crew was grest and helpful"
Cons: "Seats on 777 are not padded very well for a 14 hour flight"

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Perfect"

Pros: "Efficient, no worries."
Cons: "Movies out dated"

Pros: "I really loved that the airline accommodated to me being vegan. They also provided me with vegan creamer if I wanted coffee which was great. The staff was also super friendly which was a big plus because they were easily approachable."

Pros: "The great service and comfortable flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Well equipped economy class. More leg room than others. Food is ok."
Cons: "Other carriers tend to be cheaper(but also not as good)"

Pros: "Food was really good - nice mix of Korean and European menu. Good entertainment system; attentive staff offering drinks and snacks. Comfortable chair."
Cons: "We boarded late but the communication was good."

Pros: "I like the service, food, and entertainment."
Cons: "A kid sitting behind me was constantly pushing really hard on the entertainment touch screen. Also, kept playing with his tray table! I was trying to sleep but couldn’t because the constant shaking of my head rest and overall seat!"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "A little bit crowded"

Pros: "Good food!"
Cons: "I dont know"

Pros: "Once we were on board. the service was good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 24hrs which is not the fault of Korean airlines however Boarding was so disorgainsed with no information on the process, almost no priority boarding. We were told that people with boarding passes of the original flight date had to wait for more recent passes. This led many to think that they would be kicked off the flight after waiting 24hrs. Once we did finally board we found that they had made a mistake and had to deboard a passenger resulting in an extra hour delay"

Pros: "Love the service on this flight! Super friendly and quick to service."
Cons: "The seat pocket in front of me was full with magazines. No space for any else. Like others airlines the seats were too narrow."

Pros: "The leg room was pretty generous compared to other airlines."
Cons: "The entertainment system worked alright but a bit old-fashioned. The airplane safety video seemed like it was made in the 90s. The food on the return flight was really bad"

Pros: "I enjoy flying Korean Air. I get great deals with great service and accommodation."
Cons: "It was a late direct flight from Bali to Seoul. The flight was for a 0120 departure, and about 7 hours long. For the flight being a very late departure and both locations being around the same timezone (1 hour difference) I feel as if the lights were left on for too long, over an hour after departure, and then turned on too early, 2 hours prior to landing. Too improve comfort I would suggest to begin service upon takeoff and turning the lights off immediately after, and turning them on an hour before landing to conduct service. Better yet, if possible, conduct service with the lights off and individuals that require additional lighting may use their individual light. I believe, and witnessed in my area, a majority of personnel that just wanted to sleep during these flight hours."

Pros: "Top notch service and food in economy on a 14 hour flight! The flight attendants are wonderful! I wouldn't fly with any other airline!"

Pros: "I am big person, and being able to cross my legs even in economy seats is a real relief. Good selection of Hollywood and Asian films was enjoyable. I liked that our flight data was always viewable in a variety of formats."
Cons: "the cabin temperature was a little hot. The staff tunred it down after i asked, but even then it was still a bit warm for me. People who are cold can put on blankets or jackets, but people who are hot can't remove clothing, so i think a lower standard temperature setting would be nice."

Pros: "The service was good"
Cons: "Sitting down 5 hrs it was very painful to be sitting that long. My seat eould heat up and it was uncomfortable also. I couldn't sleep during the flight."

Pros: "Boarded on time and quickly. Smooth ride made me fall asleep for most of the flight almost the second I sat down (I had been out the night before so that probably also explains it). They left a note saying I was sleeping when they gave out meals and offered it to me even though we were about to descend. I didn't eat the food, nor did I use the in-flight entertainment, so I can't attest to the quality in those regards."
Cons: "Seats a little uncomfortable but this time around I got a window seat as well as two empty seats behind me so I was able to stretch out a bit more and be liberal with my space."

Pros: "More legroom Excellent service Good good"
Cons: "Entertainment is dated - not much options and both videos and songs are not the latest. This can definitely be improved with more options"

Pros: "Crews are kind and nice. No complain about the service the crews provided."
Cons: "The chair, need to be more comfortable"

Pros: "The staff are very friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Leg room, choice of food and everall services"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "-"

Pros: "Korean Airlines service is awesome. The flight attendants are attentive, sharp and customer service oriented."

Pros: "Food not too bad, plenty of beverages."
Cons: "Nothing not to like."

Pros: "I like the City airport service in Seoul, you can drop off your luggage early so you can enjoy the city more."
Cons: "They are not quite ready for their electronic boarding pass and apple watch features. Although they have an App, it only goes far as checking in 48 hours early. The food is not good."

Pros: "The service provided was of a high standard. See the comments mentioned above,"
Cons: "The reading light has to be a bit more directed to the person sitting in the aisle seat."

Pros: "Great leg room and wonderful flight staff. Coffee was excellent."
Cons: "Movie selection too limited and the same movies were offered on the return flight. The smell of sesame oil was a bit overpowering on the flight due to food choices offered. Additionally, an American/European style breakfast option would have been nice. We were offered two meals on our 14 hour overnight flight and both consisted of what we would consider to be dinner or lunch options."

Pros: "Everything went very smooth and easy! The ride was relaxing and went great!"

Pros: "Very friendly crew and quick boarding process"
Cons: "Seat is a bit narrow,"

Cons: "I didn't realize that my flight was not actually Korean Air. It was Korean Air "Powered by American Airlines". So it was actually not really Korean Air. I was a bit disappointed by that."

Pros: "International flight should be Two luggage check in, all other flights I used they are two luggage to be check in, and one carry on, but not this Korean Air, for sure I wouldn't be using again.,"

Pros: "Excellent service and comfort, from start to finish"

Pros: "Ground staff very friendly as in flight staff. Boarding orderly and seats comfortable."
Cons: "Food was not very tasty"

Pros: "While I slept for part of the flight they placed a note telling me that they let me sleep and didn't want to disturb me."
Cons: "There were no outlets on the plane to charge my devices and it was very cramped in my seating area."

Pros: "Service, comfort, and seat room."
Cons: "Everything was enjoyable on return flight"

Pros: "Leg room was good"
Cons: "Too tight beside neighboring seats"

Pros: "Fairly smooth boarding, no problems with luggage."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating in economy, difficult to make it through aisles due to narrow width. Back ache on this long flight. Bathrooms don't seem to be enough for number of people on this flight. Arrival time is a bit late. Very bumpy flight at 10K."

Pros: "Flight attendants are very helpful and keep smiling to customers. I feel very welcome."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Beverage service satisfactory."
Cons: "The fact that this JAL Flight was operated by Korean Air meant that not only was the staff different, the the plane itself was an older and smaller model with extremely little room and zero entertainment systems. Both of these developments were severely disappointing given that the 2 hour round trip was 440USD, and flying on a budget airline would have provided basically the same experience for much cheaper. Furthermore the flight was delayed for over an hour taking off at almost 10:00pm instead of 8:40pm. The meal service was quite disappointing as well given the long wait. This delay nearly caused me to miss the last train into the city, in which case I would have needed to take an incredibly expensive Tokyo taxi ride to my accommodation. This was avoided by luck alone, as the airport immigration lines at Haneda airport were uncharacteristically empty. All in all, it was a surprisingly frustrating experience and remarkably stressful. I have known JAL and Korean Air to both be excellent carriers and was quite disappointed to have such a poor flight experience could have been exceeded by an average Peach or Vanilla Air flight."

Pros: "Over all, satisfaction service! Food, courteousness & facility"
Cons: "None zero"

Pros: "The flight staff is always a pleasure to fly with."

Pros: "Stewerdesses were great"

Cons: "Again, my special meal request wasn't found and I ended up eating nothing"

Pros: "Nice people, great food and service, no issues."

Pros: "I like the clean atmosphere of the plane The stewardessses were professionals and never condescend to keep the plane clean. The movies were good."
Cons: "food was so so."

Pros: "Good food, friendly staff, great service"
Cons: "The seats could be bigger"

Pros: "Food, staff, comfort, boarding, amenities + minimal turbulence!"
Cons: "Baggage handling (rough), de-planing."

Pros: "The time of the flight"

Pros: "Serving attitude was good."

Pros: "yes yes, i didn't purchase thru kayak so why is this coming from kayak?"

Pros: "Quality, professional service, beautiful smiles."
Cons: "WiFi connection.."

Cons: "I’m sure you do the best you can."

Pros: "Very"
Cons: "Easier access to entertainment"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Easy flight out of Oakland. Lucky the flight wasn’t full so had plenty of room for carryon. Landed at gate close to baggage claim area so that was plus too."
Cons: "Entertainment options - didn’t download app because of bad reviews and didn’t want to watch old movies or pay for recent ones. Got a little bored mid way through. Would download movies for Netflix next time."

Pros: "First time I flew with Hawaiian and it was the best service ever! Oakland to final destination Lihue. Definitely my number one airline and will be referring folks!"

Pros: "The crew was great. Super apologetic for the terrible delay"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 hours and 2 of those hours we spent on the plane before they deplaned us because they couldn't hold us any longer. One day of my 4 day vacation was completely ruined"

Pros: "No layover"

Pros: "The breakfast on the way to Honolulu and the lunch on the way back to the mainland. The food was very tasty and made the long flight seem shorter."

Cons: "I booked 6 months in advance to ensure a lower price, 2 days before the flight, the prices were 50% what I paid for them and priceline refused to give a price adjustment because it was more than 24 hours since I booked the flight. Hawaiian air refused to give any additional accommodations, priceline refused any additional accommodations and I am still upset."

Pros: "I liked how friendly the staff was, and how each seat had a USB port for charging devices, and the phone holders for watching things."
Cons: "How tight and uncomfortable the seats were, and how the circulation within the plane made me smell everyone and everything."

Pros: "Friendly staff. Nothing negative to say. It’s a flight with 100+ passengers and people want to be babied. Enjoy your time and quit complaining about things out of an Airlines control and your crappy planning."

Pros: "The staff has very kind and helpful. They provided a small meal and complimentary drinks."
Cons: "No entertainment. They have TVs set up, so the ability is thee. On a 5 1/2 hr flight, they should provide a movie etc."

Pros: "Pleasant crew, okay food, seats comfortable and enough room for luggage."
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "Very attentive staff, great flight!"

Pros: "Loved the service!"
Cons: "Not really much for in flight entertainment compared to other airlines. No wifi or movies available. Just spotty tv on a shared screen."

Pros: "Complimentary wine"
Cons: "No Individual TV"

Pros: "We were Platinum so we could use the Premier Club room."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Crew was really nice and the service was great. Food was better than what you could quickly grab at the airport and appreciated the frequent beverage service."
Cons: "It seemed unecessarily cold and was a little surprised that entertainment cost extra on a long flight. The only thing complimentary were a few promo videos for Hawaii and the radio."

Cons: "Once we got to the airport we lost all assigned seating. Not good."

Pros: "Loved stepping into the cabin with Hawwain music playing on the entertainment system. Crew was super nice. Seats were comfortable even in economy class."
Cons: "Paltry complimentary selections on entertainment system. Should offer free TV/movies in addition to premium. And when you did slide you're card for a premium movie, the first thing I saw was an advertisement!"

Pros: "I loved the hospitality of the crew!! Very pleasant."
Cons: "The food was very cheap and processed. Like they didn't care what was served. No options for anything healthy"

Cons: "Their claim to be the only airline still serving a meal is very "thin". We got a tiny cup of fruit and a biscuit with a piece of cheese melted on it. That was tasteless and very hard to eat. The one cup of juice (that was mostly ice) was barely enough to wash it down. Also, my disabled wife was not allowed to have the bulkhead seat because it had previously been assigned to a completely healthy child and mother. there should be some kind of priority system for those seats."

Pros: "Smooth flight, clean aircraft"
Cons: "Poor attitude of male flight attendant, came across as not really caring about the needs of passengers, plane was dated - could not look at snack menu on touch screen, no duty free items or catalog despite being advertised."

Pros: "The flight was on time and the trip was smooth"
Cons: "Food-poor. A plastic bag handed in your lap with 1/2 turkey on white and 1/2 Egg salad sandwich on stale wheat bread! It's so far from the service Hawaiian used to provide that it ruins the reputation more than helps it. Why bother? It's obvious that it's only a half hearted attempt at best. Asked for a better seat n got the seat next to the restroom. It was literally 5 1/2 hours on a flying toilet with people constantly in and out the whole trip. I should at least been warned."

Cons: "Flight delayed for 17 hours"

Pros: "A great lunch was provided. Very reasonable upgrade for 6 inches of extra leg room Early departure"

Pros: "The seats are a bit more spacious than other airlines. The headrests fold to cradle the head so you can nap and not get a cramp int eh neck. Why dont all airlines have those?!"

Cons: "They didnt let me board even though I got there with enough time. I had to buy a completely different flight. Will never travel Hawiian Airlines again"

Pros: "Our flight was on time. The staff was very friendly. Everything was clean. We were served a complimentary meal as well as drinks and a snack. (So few airlines include a meal nowadays.) Pleasant in every way!"

Pros: "Staff was very nice. plane was clean. We left on time."
Cons: "Tv was broke for my seat. All they offered was a different seat away from my wife and son."

Pros: "There was one male worker who tried to bring me extra coleslaw cause he saw the other flight attendants not offer me anything instead of a meat centered meal. I appreciated that but didn't catch his name."
Cons: "The workers were so rude - especially a woman named Mi. they had no vegetarian options on the plane for food and basically laughed at me when I asked for it. They had no free entertainment at all not even a movie for everyone on the main monitors. They asked for volunteers to check their bags and I volunteered and when I made a connecting flight to Kauai (final stop Oahu which is a 35 min flight) I tried to switch my flight to an earlier one because I realized That I had a four hour layover before my 35 min flight -_- and they said that I would have been able to but since I checked my carry on I couldn't. And they said it was because my bag would get there much later than me - which I was upset about but understood. Fast forward 4 1/2 hours later and I land on Oahu. My bag is sitting at the terminal because it came over on a plane that got there before me. Totally unhappy - I fly to California and back almost every month and I've never had an experience like this"

Pros: "Excellent seats! Friendly flight attendant and lots of snacks plus a gift bag."
Cons: "A little bumpy"

Pros: "Helpful, friendly and informative; free breakfast;"
Cons: "Would be nice to get one free movie with long flight."

Cons: "We boarded a hot plane. The A/C was turned on then we smelled kerosene. We de-boarded and sat - the gate crew were fine but really didn't know what was going on. After repeated erroneous emails from HAL, the flight was actually scrubbed until HAL could get a crew and plane from Honolulu. The emails actually gave us new departure times that had already passed!) Thanks to some terrific work by the HAL gate crew, we were able to get seats on an Alaska flight. Five hours later than our original schedule but much better than our HAL schedule which finally left 7+ hours after schedule."

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly. The offered food, drinks and entertainment without charging as an extra."

Pros: "The flight agreements were very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Nothing, it was a perfect flight."

Pros: "TSA was fast and efficient coming back, the crew was friendly and helpful, and the food was fine both ways. Also, while coming back, pre-boarding was kind of an enjoyable process for once, as one of the staff was very lively and made a lot of jokes."
Cons: "Had delayed flight, due to some back-up part that was being faulty. Everyone had just finished getting on the plane at this point, and the Captain said it'd be fixed in under an hour, so those who wanted to leave or stay on the plane, could leave or stay. However, for some reason, everyone (+all our baggage) had to get off the plane about 15 after minutes after this announcement, and the flight ended up being delayed by ~2-2.5 hours. There was no compensation."

Cons: "Food and food service was poor. A passenger in first class should never have to ask for something and attendants should not spend most of the flight holed up up front reading and talking. Movie selection for a frequent traveler is really bad"

Pros: "Hot breakfast sandwich Dresses/ uniform of the staff Interesting commentary on airline safety"

Pros: "Great service, plane was very clean."
Cons: "No vegan or vegetarian special meal options. Plane was TOO cold!"

Cons: "Didn't see seat assignments during check in. Hawaiian airline agent at the gate was super rude when I asked to get seat assignments for my family."

Pros: "Friendly service x"
Cons: "There were no blankets supplied so I would have packed one. Seats are uncomfortable Otherwise all was good"

Cons: "Was not informed of a flight delay, representative at the gate was very unfriendly, seat was changed and was told choosing a seat online was only a courtesy, could not rent entertainment on the aircraft but was never told it had to be done at the gate, airplane seat did not recline. The worst flight I have been on in a long time."

Cons: "3 hour delay meant no train was given a voucher that didn't cover the fare I would have plane leave Hawaii earlier so 300people are left to sleep in the terminal until train runs again"

Cons: "Food wasn't very good. But it was great to at least be offered something and the chips were awesome"

Pros: "The crew was very professional but friendly."
Cons: "Any entertainment except the Hawaii channel involved renting an iPad for $15. 5 hours with no free inflight movie is too long."

Cons: "The other passengers"

Pros: "Very nice and professional staff."
Cons: "Movies/Television programs somewhat pricey. Legroom a little tight, but I am 6'2" tall!"

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. Plane interior was in new condition, including electronic window shade tinting."
Cons: "Staff was not particularly warm or attentive. Was never offered more to drink, and after asking for more wine was ignored."

Cons: "I paid for the preferred seat .and i found that people beside me didnt pay anything when i asked them ,"

Pros: "Loved the smooth ride."
Cons: "Bathroom was pretty nasty"

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Slow in refuelling, got us delayed for 40-"

Pros: "The crew was informative"
Cons: "Inflight sandwiches"

Pros: "economy plus seats were nice, great movie selection, especially international movies"
Cons: "crew was not friendly, i had to ask for water many times, usually water person walk the aisle. food was terrible. other carriers food were better"

Pros: "Reclinable seats."
Cons: "The food!! The lights could be dimmed as it was a night flight."

Pros: "Just as I expected. And I made my last connection easily."

Pros: "No delay and nice staff"

Pros: "Seat was good"
Cons: "Depart on time (1 hour late), hostess put a laptop in the overhead, which fell out and hit me when the bin was opened"

Pros: "Entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "Seats a bit hard"

Pros: "Cabin facilities"
Cons: "They didn’t bring one of my bags"

Pros: "Food provided, staff kind"
Cons: "Was several hours delayed and check in took 45 minutes because they somehow lost my reservation."

Cons: "I called for a crew member 5 times and waited 25 minutes for anyone to help me with just some water. I had to get up and go to the very back of the plane to ask for some water. The plane was hot and no air to be found. This was all after we had to get back off the plane before takeoff. It was terrib"

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Cons: "The check in desk was late opening & the carry on luggage size was smaller than advertised on their website, so it had to be put in the hold. Open on time to prevent less stress to travelers & give more accurate information about cabin luggage."

Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "Seat confort on long flights, leg rooms,"

Cons: "The overall travel was good, no wifi and the entertainment system had a faulty headphone connection, and no place to charge devices other than through a USB port"

Pros: "Very personable staff. Food acceptable for airline fare. Ticket price was outstanding."
Cons: "Paid for extra legroom, but very narrow seats not comfortable. Very difficult to sleep. Old plane--could not hear movies and unclear screen. Music sounded OK and choice was good."

Cons: "Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad."

Cons: "Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM"

Pros: "Landing"
Cons: "I’ve traveled a lot internationally and this was the WORST flight I’ve ever had to endure. I felt like I was being tortured and didn’t sleep at all and so slept when getting into Amsterdam rather than being able to explore the city. I was out $200 for the Airbnb (could’ve stayed in the airport cheaper) and $200 for a dinner cruise I slept through. NEVER AGAIN"

Cons: "Our lougage did not arrive"

Cons: "Nothing special"

Pros: "Amsterdam airport and Rome airport were as breeze to navigate, even only knowing English"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Everything was great! Crew incredible. They acknowledged my wife’s birthday and made her feel special. Food was ultra salubrious. Loved the big screen monitor."
Cons: "No complaints about anything."

Pros: "Comfort was better than on the previous Dash-8. Food was OK."
Cons: "Despised the cold temperature and cold draft in world business even with all vents shut off...gave me a head cold. Boarding was disorganized. There was no sense of direction; ergo, everyone was jumping in."

Pros: "I slept pretty much the whole time"

Pros: "Food was excellent, service from staff was friendly, and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Not a lot of shoulder room being in the middle seat. But it had adjustments options for a lot of other things which were good."

Pros: "The cabin crew was so kind, efficient, and attentive. All meals and snacks were delicious."

Pros: "The leg room, was surprisingly roomy"
Cons: "The food and that there was no entertainment."

Cons: "Boarding was very confusing. There was an area where they were checking people's bags or something near the gate and you didn't know if you needed to stop at it or continue. They didn't collect garbage before landing. Not only did we have to take our bags off the plane, we had to carry our garbage (drink cups/food served) to the front of the plane to throw out."

Pros: "expedited check in with nice staff. Security staff were pleasant, and the entire check in process for everything was easy"
Cons: "there was no lounge close to our departure gate"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and helpful, entertainment system worked well and had good choices"
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable, it was uncomfortably hot and there was not air conditioner vent above like most other airlines"

Cons: "Please Endeavour to put the expiration date on the food served in the flight."

Pros: "The staff was extremely pleasant. Food was good!"
Cons: "Have no complaints"

Cons: "They stole my money"

Pros: "Clean airplane, friendly crew, no rush, nice snacks for a short one hour flight. Just generally a positive experience."

Pros: "Pretty basic one hour flight so there's not much to complain about or praise about. I got some sleep which was good."
Cons: "The crew had their general Dutch aloofness on form. Chatted to one of the stewardesses in Dutch up until she saw I had a British passport then she decided she could only speak English to me."

Pros: "The crew service is impeccable. Ground services very friendly and professional."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. The individual screens are simply outdated like you basically will damage your eyes looking at them. No chargers for phones."

Pros: "Everything - Checkin, crew, food, entertainment"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The constant supply of food that was offered to you. The crew was nice and always helpful."
Cons: "The process of boarding in Amsterdam was not organized and felt more stressful than it needed to be."

Pros: "Fortunately, the plane was not full, so people could spread out a bit to create extra room. The food was really good! (surprisingly)."
Cons: "KLM's new configuration for this type of plane made the seats even narrower than before. While leg room was reasonable, the 3 abreast seating meant a lot of discomfort, especially in the row right in front of the restroom."

Pros: "The cabin crew were fantastic and funny"
Cons: "Tiny seats"

Pros: "The staff and crew"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It's the best flight I could get for such a low price. But don't expect to to get the best and newest planes around but it's still overall a good experience."
Cons: "Quite bummed the plane didn't have wifi / USB"

Pros: "I ended up getting home with less delay than originally predicted. I guess that's a good thing Also delta customer service was super polite and trying to help when I called"
Cons: "Delay again... seems to be pretty frequent on KLM flights at least on the ones I flew with in the past 4 years... this time it was 3hours wait due to a technical issue... no alternative flight option and we ended up getting a very old plane as a replacement. In addition people at info terminals are disorganized and not kind at all.."

Pros: "We love the flight all the way"

Pros: "Leg room. Smiles of the cabin crew."
Cons: "Not enough selection of Electronic Dance Music. Lol!"

Pros: "Very pleasant flight- on time and clean."
Cons: "Service was good but not particularly friendly or frequent."

Pros: "The flight attendants were absolutely incredible. One of the best crews I've ever flown with."
Cons: "The checkin in LAX airport was confusing. We didn't need visas to travel, but the lady insisted that we needed. An AA supervisor had to intervene to check us in."

Pros: "The flight attendant was awesome. She was extremely friendly and very welcoming."
Cons: "Because if the delay from LAX, I missed my connecting flight to Okinawa. The ladies were able to help me get on a flight that left a 3 hours later. It would’ve been nice if AA had let the connecting flight people know this could happen."

Pros: "Check in was very good. The seats can be more space."
Cons: "I think the breakfast should be better."

Pros: "Crew was as good as can be and helpful during boarding."
Cons: "Chair seat belts weren’t long enough for me I’m 6’2 290 I know I’m not the average size but it wouldn’t hurt to add a little length."

Cons: "Be on time. We missed connection flight due to departure delay"

Pros: "Crew was amazing, they made sure we were comfortable and would ask if there was anything we needed."
Cons: "Nothing we had the best flight staff one could ask for, very attentive. Would definitely fly with them again."

Pros: "Entertainment system was great."
Cons: "Some crew does a little rough service but not but. Probably too busy for them."

Cons: "Plane was late. Connection in Chicago was the worst"

Pros: "Food and entertainment were great"
Cons: "wish there was more legroom"

Pros: "Many movies too choose from."
Cons: "Not enough space and food was horrible"

Pros: "The crew aboard the plane was very friendly"
Cons: "Food was bad. The gate personnel was incredibly rude"

Pros: "Flight attendant gave me a free beer!"

Pros: "Boarding was fairly quick, and improvement has been made with people waiting for their boarding group to be called from crowding the boarding line. The crew was friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Several seat changes had to be made, but it all worked out."

Pros: "Food wash pretty good"

Pros: "They made a long trip comfortable with an excellent attitude."

Pros: "There are three meals during the trip."
Cons: "Not at this time."

Pros: "The staff was impressive with how friendly and welcoming they were! Everything went smoothly and I am a happy passenger!"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I got to japan"
Cons: "I paid for Japan airlines because they are a clean airline and service is superior. Watch the fine print. My seat was dirty crumbs and leftovers left in the pouch and folding tray."

Pros: "The bathrooms were clean compared with other airlines."
Cons: "We selected seats together as a couple but the seats on the flight were separated. Customer service could not help but asked us to make arrangement with the person between us. The same seating arrangement happened on our return flight 18 days later. Once again was told nothing could be done. I really do not know why both flights the seat assigment were wrong when selected basic on the aircraft configuration. The airline is attempt to make the passenger to pay more for seats."

Pros: "On this flight back to Arizona they arrayed mutt husband and I together, unlike on our way to Spokane. That was much better. We had more leg room this time."
Cons: "The seats are hard, fine for young people, but difficult for older people with arthritis and Auto immune diseases, such as fibromyalgia."

Cons: "Late departure. Sat on tarmac for 20 minutes"

Cons: "The last cabin was very packed and almost there was no available seat. However, the front cabin was not crowded but a cabin attendant didn’t let me move to other seat at the front cabin even though I was sick and coughing a lot."

Pros: "This was the best in flight crew I’ve experienced in economy class. They were efficient, friendly & humorous! Keep up the great work! They made flying in not so comfortable seats bearable."

Pros: "Entertainment options were great. Also the staff were a huge help, especially the gate attendant who helped to get our four seats together"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3-4 hours due to mechanical issues. A complimentary service would have gone a long way with smoothing it over"

Pros: "I liked that the flight crew worked hard to get us to Tokyo as comfortably as they were able."
Cons: "I booked a flight on JAL, but had to fly on American. None of the JAL amenities or services were available. Also our flight was delayed by 4+ hours."

Cons: "served snacks without drinks or at least water"

Pros: "Movie selection was good."
Cons: "Food and WiFi connection was horrible. Crews were unfriendly."

Pros: "The Crew was very helpful and friendly. The food was surprisingly good."
Cons: "It was pretty cramped. That's just the way it is in economy."

Pros: "The crew definitely made the trip easier."

Pros: "I liked the amount of meals and beverages that were served at no additional cost. The entertainment also had a pretty good selection of movies to watch."
Cons: "As a taller individual the leg room was a problem, I wasn't able to get a good nights sleep in the position I was in. No free wi-fi also wasn't convenient."

Pros: "Customer service was excellent. Comfort and other services were among the best I've experienced ever flying."

Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Couldn't get movies to play"

Pros: "Quick to board and on time, plenty of leg room, great new movie and shoe selection during the flight."
Cons: "The food was satisfying, but not great. Entrees were quite salty and bread came a little soggy."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "This had to have been among the worst flights I have ever experienced in 50+ years of flying to 86 countries. First, an e-mail before I left my Paris apt that it would be 1 hr late departing. THEN the announcement ON BOARD that the flight would make a REFUELING stop in Bangor Maine (the eqpt was a 20 yr old 757 meant for a medium-range domestic route instead of Paris-NY). So it was FOUR HOURS LATE arriving, including an extra hour on the ground in Bangor because they'd lost their landing slot (tho they lied about "bad weather" at JFK) ... a succession of lies and incompetence. Headphone jack didn't even work at the seat ... the movie was a US film dubbed into French anyway! Gawd what incompetence. A letter Fedexed to Doug Parker, AA's CEO, was not even acknowledged.... and I do 35,000 air miles a year on AA. THE WORST."

Pros: "Staff was fantastic. I was travelling with my 83 yr old mother and the counter staff couldn't have been more helpful. Very compassionate which was much appreciated. Really made a tough job much easier. I wish I had thought to get all their names. They made the trip...though others throughout the trip were just fantastic--including especially the wheelchair attendants."

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Watch movies, charge your phone, play games, and snack away after meals. Had an excellent flight. I have to say that the crew made the experience very relaxing. Departure and arrival were as stated, maybe a few minutes over, but it is not like JAL can control the weather. Great experience overall!"
Cons: "It would be nice to get complimentary wifi access, even if it's for a total usage time of 30 minutes, to text/email loved ones about departure and arrival. Still have good access options."

Pros: "Service was good. Entertainment system was excellent. Flight took almost an extra 45 minutes to arrive and was quite bumpy at the end. Not sure if it could have been avoided."

Pros: "Movie options"
Cons: "2 hour delay was inconvenient. Like why?"

Pros: "Baggage drop agent in Oakland excellent Great A319 w power outlets Thanks"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, great crew, lots of food & drink options, great screens with excellent selection of movies & games."
Cons: "Long flight. We did not realize that we needed to claim baggage and then re-check it at Japan Airlines for a domestic flight. Airport personnel were understanding and helpful, so no crisis."

Pros: "My seat changed by a crew when I boarded on the plane and I thought that was rude but then I realized that all the row seats were empty. The newest airplane was clean, nice and had a cool entertainment system. All the crews were very friendly, nice and outstanding customer service especially one of the elder crews (Asian man) was very attentive and caring about all passengers. I hope he will be on the board for my return."
Cons: "No so far."

Pros: "The flight was on time, even arrived early. Nice crew and plenty of food/snacks. It was good to have a selection of movies and TV shows to watch, too."
Cons: "The lack of space on such a long flight was painful, and there wasn't much opportunity to stretch my legs. I was also seated across from a woman who didn't realize how stupid it was to bring a toddler on a 12 hour flight, and he screamed pretty much the entire time. I couldn't sleep at all and not even headphones drowned it out. That part wasn't really the airline's fault though, and I could see that the flight attendants were asking her several times to get her son to quiet down. I just wish there were regulations on these sorts of situations. Everyone around you suffers when you bring a small child on a very long flight because they will inevitably be bored, cranky and uncomfortable, and because we are confined to our seats, we are forced to suffer through it all. I wish that children under a certain age would not be allowed to board flights over a certain length of time except for special circumstances."

Cons: "I didn't know it was American Airlines. I would have bought a different ticket had I known it wasn't JAL."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "The plane was a very old 767. No tv The food was ok."

Pros: "I did not like anything about the flight to be honest. Oh wait you did have cool club lights that were blue that tried to distract me from the fact that I had to take an American airlines flight."
Cons: "Holy moly. You know if you stopped charging extra money for checked baggage you wouldn't have a ridiculously annoying amount of customers with too many bags for overhead storage. Then you wouldn't have to threaten your customers to store their small bags under the seat. Then I would have room for my feet under the seat. When I would have been comfortable. I also wouldn't have to annoy my neighbor with trying to move and get comfortable. But instead the exact opposite happened and I'm offended you guys have America anywhere near your name."

Cons: "Delayed for 30 mins due to traffic going in to Boston."

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