Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from the Philippines to Oakland
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Economy seat was very uncomfortable even though it reclined a lot. Was very disappointed I could not sleep on 12 hour flight. Arm rests too low? Shape of backrest was odd. Maybe provide a bigger pillow in addition to neck pillow to have something to rest arms on. Also tou need more movies. Singapore Airlines has many more options. Overall airplane, crew and food were very nice"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and service was excellent."
Cons: "At check-in counter in MNL, the JAL agent mistakenly told me that I don't need to claim my bag and re-check at DFW before heading to final destination MEM. Food wasn't as good as previous JAL flights earlier this year and last year. That said, it's still better than other airlines."
Cons: "Wider arm rests"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The foods could be better not up to the standard of EVA air on economy class"
Pros: "The crew provided excellent service and the food is really great."
Cons: "My only issue was the other travellers not related to JAL. I was unable to properly sleep due to the toddler's whining and the senior who stopped me from reclining my seat."
Pros: "Crew very helpful. Seat roomy."
Pros: "Very comfortable and nice atmosphere"
Cons: "Over all"
Pros: "No complain"
Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Food, could not check in online or preselect seats. Could not upgrade to business class"
Cons: "food from manila to japan was excellent,food japan to vancouver was not...could only eat half of it"
Pros: "I like everything about flying JAL. That is why JAL is always my first choice."
Cons: "I did not like when I can’t choose my seat after booking a flight."
Pros: "Crew very polite, friendly and respectful."
Cons: "Flightsame as"
Pros: "Nice leg room and excellent head phones nice crews"
Cons: "No complaints! Not even one!"
Pros: "The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb. Although, our trip is long it doesn't seem like because of the great service."
Pros: "Everything!!! Excellent customer service. Will definitely use their airlines whenever possible.Very polite and always smiling and frequently checks on you if u need anything unlike other airlines."
Cons: "None whatsoever."
Pros: "Always on time!"
Cons: "Selections of movies"
Pros: "Fast Service , cheerful Members , and positive Vibes all the time."
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Pros: "Seat width, Crew Service,"
Cons: "Web Site Check in is cumbersome"
Pros: "The legroom is comfortable for a tall person."
Pros: "Efficient and friendly service. Second time flying them, and will continue to fly JAL."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Pros: "I like the food best.."
Cons: "Hope there will be more tracks from arashi."
Pros: "Very nice quality crew and consistent service. Very helpful at desk check-in. Compared to US airlines, is much prefer Japan Airlines!"
Cons: "The flight was late to board. The crew was polite but not overly friendly. I wish they had an earlier flight so we didn't have a 15 hr delay in Narita but I guess the itinerary is what it is."
Pros: "When I checked in for my flight it was fast, efficient and friendly. Their Manila staff is awesome! I was very impressed and happy with their service. I will be using JAL again."
Pros: "Food, lavatory experience"
Cons: "Small carry and carry on bag"
Pros: "Great service. Great in flight entertainment. Served a meal. Had USB charge port. Spacious even though I was in the last row."
Cons: "Wish they offered a vegetarian meal, however the food was great and I still was satisfied with the parts I could eat."
Pros: "Courteous and helpful crew members and I liked the delicious meal served during our flight."
Pros: "The service Japan Airlines gives is always the best service possible.They treat you like they need you and not the other way around.I will fly with them again."
Pros: "The check-in was flawless and gave me accurate information about my luggage being checked all the way through. I had an overnight layover in Tokyo and they handled my luggage the way I expected."
Pros: "That it was comfortable."
Pros: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"
Pros: "The whole price was wonderful I like everything about it"
Cons: "There is nothing to dislike about the flight"
Pros: "Seats in cos are comfortable and plenty of leg room compare to US airlines. Food selection is very good as well as the service. Flight Attendants were very friendly and attentive. Will fly JAL again!"
Pros: "Service from cabin attendants was excellent, specially the crew announcing up coming turbulence, foods, landing. Price is good as well."
Cons: "No big deal, I don't care some of the food, smells fishy. Like I said no big deal, still using Japan Airlines."
Pros: "Clean and very good service."
Cons: "Flight was diverted to another airport and when we finally got to Tokyo, the next flight's gate had closed even though it didn't leave for another two hours. We had to wait in a huge line to get rebooked and it was clear the Japan Airlines employees did not know what they were doing. Put me on a flight next day and couldn't even provide hotels for us (gave us $100 to find our own which was near impossible at that time). I had to sleep in a sleeping bag in the airport overnight by myself."
Pros: "The space, the courtesy of the staff, the food. Loved the noodle breakfast."
Cons: "Could not understand the announcements ... what a thing to "complain" about. Could not choose out seats online."
Cons: "Boarding was actually good. It was checking your luggages in and getting your boarding passes which was POOR. Passengers on International flights going out of the Philippines are advised be at the airport at least 3 hours before scheduled flight. Well, the JAL check-in counter opened at 650AM for the 950AM flight (exactly 3 hours before the scheduled flight), with maybe some 50 people already in line. With most passengers coming far from the airport, it will be very very helpful if the counter, even at least one counter, would open earlier, so that passengers who came in early could check in early and wait comfortably in the departure area."
Cons: "being moved"
Pros: "Big bathroom, bide, wifi, movies, very good coffee, spacious seating areas, the price of airfare!!"
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: "I like the food they served during the flight. It very well-thought meal and delicious at the same time. I also like the latest movies on board. We also arrived 20 minutes early! It was absolutely smooth and relaxing flight."
Pros: "Staff excellent Flight smooth landing a breeze"
Cons: "Friendly and courteous stewardess. All it takes is a smile that makes your long trip a better experience."
Pros: "Great crew and very good legroom."
Pros: "Crew was attentive."
Cons: "Was seated near some noisy distractions i.e. crying baby."
Cons: "if the music list is great with latest songs.. charging of phone took so long to be charged"
Pros: "The crew was A+, food was tasty and the amenities were great even for economy class."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants spoke really fast and hard to understand."
Pros: "Food choices was very limited to beef and fish. We had a connecting flight for international and both leg has the same food choices."
Pros: "Every thing was excellent. The crew was very courteous and gracious."
Cons: "Unfortunately we had about a 1/2 hour delay due to congestion. Not the fault of the airline."
Pros: "crew was excellent and food was great"
Cons: "boarding disorganized, business class seats were average and screens too small"
Pros: "Exceptionally trained and attentive staff. Clean plane."
Cons: "More entertainment options."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "The service during the flight were so impressive. They deserved to be recognized for their efforts attending to passengers. They are beautiful and always ready to help you. Thank you"
Cons: "Landings were a little rough..."
Pros: "We liked the food."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Limited choices of movies onboard."
Cons: "Delayed flight departure and arrival"
Pros: "The flight was smooth though there's a bit delay from Seoul because of the snow."
Cons: "There should be more selection on the food served in the plain."
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "I dont have somebody sitting beside me"
Cons: "Boarding and Food"
Pros: "Superb courtesy and attention."
Pros: "Food and assistance"
Pros: "Seat and space friendly workers."
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Flight crews are friendly."
Cons: "A lot of walking to reach your connecting flight. My mom was on the wheelchair and they have to push her instead of riding on the cart they uses for the passengers needing assistance."
Pros: "The cabin crew was very polite. Restrooms were kept clean by the cabin crew"
Pros: "Politeness, cleanliness and food."
Cons: "Nothing to mention"
Pros: "They were helpful in getting us on and off the plane. My daughter spilled a drink and they quickly gave me napkins and wet towels to clean up. Also, the plane had great leg room!"
Pros: "Everybody was friendly and courteous"
Pros: "Room and cleanliness. Crews were awesome."
Cons: "Seat cushions very hard and do not give much support. After 12 hours, was very sore."
Pros: "I liked the service and the touch screen TV. The flight attendants were nice and friendly."
Cons: "I didn't like how cramped the seats are."
Pros: "I like to fly on Korean Air. Always done right."
Pros: "Flight was on time Crew very friendly and helpful and the pilots landed the plane smoothly Keep up the good job!!!"
Pros: "timely services of the flight attendants,politeness as well"
Pros: "cleanliness is very important to me, the constant tidiness esp. near the business class seat is wonderful i would fly Korean Air again because the planes are new. For future reference, how i wish they have domestic flights as well. Good luck to your continued good service."
Pros: "I liked the spacious seating, up to date entertainment and snacks, plus food even though a short flight. I found the male stewards on this flight a lot more helpful I'm not saying the women weren't as well. Gender balance is good. Overall everytime I have flown Korean Air the service has been exceptionally pleasant and I feel confident and safe. Knock on wood I hope they keep striving for excellence and not lose it along the way like so many other airlines over the years."
Cons: "The constant interruptions of messages while watching movies. All the lights along the ceiling of the plane seem to be a lot brighter on day and night flights. Softer lighting be a little bit more comforting to the eyes, besides don't each seat have its own light source if extra lighting is needed!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "The service of overall the price"
Pros: "Korean employees at LAX are no helpful!!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants are very attentive and respectful."
Cons: "Economy seats are not the comfiest!"
Pros: "All was good"
Pros: "Nice crew, food and service"
Pros: "Service, people, space, entertainment"
Cons: "I'm vegetarian so there were no vegetarian options"
Pros: "Everything was great except for the lack of internet"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "nice planes"
Pros: "They have the best food;always offering drinks;have pleasant attendants"
Cons: "Towards end of flight the headphones were failing...unclear sounds & volume fading.They can also improve on the audio selection"
Pros: "Always fly Kirean Air. Business class on these long flights are great. The new 747-8, gives you a bit more privacy and the stewardesses are attentive, pretty and professional."
Cons: "Turbulence!!!!! Keep thinking the wings will fall off. Lol"
Pros: "It was nice to have a special meal (that I requested when booking the ticket). Otherwise, the comfort was fine."
Pros: "Cleanliness of the restroom and hospitality"
Pros: "Stewardess are courteous."
Cons: "Bathroom floor is not maintained properly. Always wet."
Pros: "Smooth travel"
Pros: "Customer service wss great! Good food. Great entertainment."
Pros: "This was a relatively short late night flight into Incheon from Manila; cabin crew was attentive. About an hour from Korea, about 3 a.m. we were awakened by the brightening cabin lights and served a full dinner. It was a nice gesture; my connecting flight was more than 18 hours later and the dinner helped with both time change syndrome and with hunger pangs. KAL was also very helpful with my change of schedule; I was returning to the US for medical needs including unexpected surgery recommended by my Asian physician, on a schedule to meet needs of my US physician, KAL is definitely a first class outfit, and has proved it with every flight I've taken."
Cons: "No complaints at all."
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."
Pros: "Overall a nice and good flight"
Cons: "Just a detail, my “head holder” (not too sure how it is called) would not hold in position. Also, staff was a bit slow to come after being called, I had to go and ask for water by myself at some point since no one was coming after 15minites of waiting..."
Cons: "Nothing. Flight was amazing"
Pros: "Crew were excellent"
Cons: "Old aircraft. Uncomfortable seats in economy. Entertainment screens old and almost impossible to watch - watched my iPhone! No mobile phone charger."
Pros: "Customer care was super supportive"
Cons: "Inflight sandwiches"
Cons: "The KLM crew are always great serving and treating you. Well above many other airlines."
Cons: "Fix the damn KIOSKS at Vienna!"
Pros: "Crew was nice and pleasant"
Cons: "Flight very late"
Cons: "Travelled business class and was ace experience"
Pros: "Crew were great"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "KLM lost one piece of my luggage"
Pros: "Good beverage service."
Cons: "Over an hour delayj for departure."
Cons: "Dozens of high school students screaming and climbing onto seats, crew did not intervene."
Pros: "The space at my feet with the chair in front was a bit akward."
Cons: "Not being seated next to small kids. Perhaps they should have a separate section? ;-)"
Pros: "Food provided, staff kind"
Cons: "Was several hours delayed and check in took 45 minutes because they somehow lost my reservation."
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: "We got to Amsterdam on time"
Cons: "1. Paying for the seats we chose...that will never happen again...I'll fly another airline first. 2. The food was terrible. I have flown KLM for years, this was not what I expected. 3. The plane was very dirty"
Pros: "The crew was really friendly."
Cons: "There was a Force Majeur delay in Helsinki due to wings freezing that caused 20 minute delay to Amsterdam and made the interchange stressful."
Cons: "Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "So many people on a 747!!"
Pros: "Interior of the plane was clean. Smooth landing."
Cons: "Pilot did not avoid turbulence"
Pros: "Professional crew. Good boarding."
Cons: "No entertainment on board in business. Stale buns - staff unapologetic. Older 737 with uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "Nothing good to say about this flight. The plane was old with no entertainment. The sits where very compact and not comfortable at all. The food was a sweet bread and water. The flight attendants were rushing and will take a while if you needed anything. I felt like I was taking a bus with graffiti all over the place."
Pros: "Need better quality tvs for such a long flight and better movies There were only 4 Bollywood movies and not the latest ones either"
Pros: "Nice crew; clean plane; decent dinner"
Cons: "No entertainment system; insufficient knee space"
Cons: "Food and one bathroom out of service makes an awful flight"
Pros: "Friendly attendants. Decent food, and frequent snacks and beverages."
Cons: "No charging ports for electronic devices."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "the connection flights was the worse! The gate was changed in Amsterdam 3 times! From D82 to C6 and then to C11. The distance between B82 and C was 20-30 minutes walk. No rushing was needed though, the flight was delayed for 1:30h and after we all boarded a further delay was announced. I will never fly with KLM."
Pros: "Very friendly service!"
Pros: "Pleasant flight"
Pros: "The flight crew was nice. Plane departed/arrived on time."
Cons: "I paid €60 extra to sit in the emergency door seat to get more leg room but once.i was in the plane learned for more leg room I accepted a smaller seat next to a bathroom and no entertainment. I could not store my belongings near me. No power outlet to charge my devices for my own entertainment on a 7 hour flight. Dealing with constant traffic for the bathroom. I sat in the middle seat between two hours other men. It was a constant struggle arm space. After 7hours in the air I could not wait to get off the plane. If I didn't actually pay an extra €60 for the seat I may not feel bad but I feel like I might have been better off without paying for the "upgrade""
Cons: "Amesterdam airport employee was really rude"
Pros: "The food was excelent"
Cons: "I have to pay to pay a little more confort"
Pros: "Clean airplane, friendly crew, no rush, nice snacks for a short one hour flight. Just generally a positive experience."
Pros: "Everything. A truly faultless experience!"
Pros: "Flight was on time and quick and comfortable"
Pros: "Entertainment was good, and crew was very nice and accommodating. Flight was very comfortable and smooth."
Cons: "The food was okay, not that great."
Pros: "Ground staff at Manchester very helpful"
Cons: "Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful.food"
Cons: "Food was not upto the mark."
Pros: "It was so easy to board and I had no inconvenience. It took 4 minutes from when I said goodbye to my family till when I was at the front of the gate."
Cons: "Nothing! It was all great!"
Pros: "Timing & efficiency. Good food though only a sandwich."
Cons: "Nothing. Could say there was no entertainment but I didn't want entertainment on such a short flight"
Cons: "KLM had bumped us to a later flight for no reason and again we had to call with a long wait to get our original connection restored, However, we did not get boarding passes during checking in Europe and thus had to go outside security in Detroit to the main check-in gate and wait 30 minutes to get the error resolved. Then it was back thorough security and a rush to the gate to get there in time to board. Lost our original seat assignment and wound up in the last row at the tail of the plane. Extremely poor coordination between KLM and Delta who operated the flight."
Pros: "Staff superb. They even surprised us with an exit row and a gift for my partners birthday! Amazing. Samantha and Dennis also took time to come and personally wish him a happy birthday. A lovely touch. This airline runs like clockwork. They are just great. The sandwich and stoop waffle are nice too."
Cons: "There is a bus to the plane, so that takes a bit of extra time but they are very well organized."
Pros: "Wide selection of entertainment, food was good."
Cons: "Boarding unorganized, but that may have been more of a passenger issue then KLM"
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"
Cons: "With skyteam elite status cannot select free upgrade from economy to premium economy unless it is 30hrs before boarding for this code share which is actually a KLM flight"
Pros: "Special treat for King's Day Friendly crew"
Cons: "15 min late boarding 30 min delay leaving the gate Very little leg room"
Cons: "Flight delayed ... Myself and three other colleagues didn't have our luggage show up from KLM flight from Amsterdam to Brussels...even though all of our luggage was labeled "priority". Once in customer service line, we looked and saw that many of the other passengers on our flight also never received their luggage. We estimated that 20-25% of the people on that flight did not receive their luggage as they were in line with us for the same problem. Hard to understand how so many pieces of luggage could have been overlooked and not loaded on our flight. Obviously there is a huge gap in their quality system to ensure mistakes like this are prevented."
Pros: "Having exit aisle made a huge difference in comfort Crew were EXCELLENT"
Cons: "Food was not very good Tasteless and rubbery"
Cons: "Very slow service. I wanted to by several goods from duty free. But crew served only first 20 rows of aircraft."
Airlines flying from the Philippines to Oakland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from the Philippines to Oakland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from the Philippines to Oakland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from the Philippines to Oakland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from the Philippines to Oakland
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from the Philippines to Oakland