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Low season

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

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 8% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,362(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$996or less

Good deal one-way

$553or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Korea

  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly to South Korea is April.
  • Morning departure is around 2% 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 Portland to South Korea

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,493 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Love everything"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I paid extra to get bulkhead seat. But the monitor won't stay up. So I asked for help. Flight attendant used duct tape for both my monitor and the one next to mine."
Cons: "My boarding pass was marked with SSSS and I was subjected to another security search at the gate in NRT! They laid out all my carry-on stuff in 2 long tables and swabbed both my hands. Then sent me on my way, leaving my passport on the table. Good thing I had the presence of mind to look for it!!!"

Cons: "Had serious and consistent blockage to receive seat assignment from AAirlines. Round trip ticket with JAL but they code shared lax to tokyo with AA. Later AA refused to let me change THEIR seat assignment (3 scattered middle seats in economy). unless I bought an upgrade. They also said tic"

Pros: "The crew members polite and nice."
Cons: "To time the food service more evenly. Left side passengers were served a meal and finished before the right side was served food."

Pros: "Great food. Excellent cleanliness"

Cons: "The person who assisted me to check in didn’t even know about Global entry..."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and cheerful. The beverage selection was very good and the food was decent. The on board entertainment is some of the best around. The boarding efficiency of JAL is the best I have seen."

Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "More space"

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

Cons: "No service. No drink, no snack, flight delayed. Missed last bus from airport to station at base where stationed. No happy"

Pros: "Food and beverages were served promptly. Moreover there were several rounds of coffee and tea service so that I never went thirsty. My economy seating was still given first class service."

Pros: "I was fed two meals and snacks/drinks in between for a 14 hour flight. Love the little TV in front of the seat and the blanket and pillow. Crew was very sweet. Overall positive and good first international flight. Would choose Japan Airlines again! <3"
Cons: "Only a little hard to sleep upright in economy class seat. I wasn't able to fall fully asleep."

Pros: "Very smooth ticketing and boarding on Tokyo to Manila."
Cons: "In LA terminal, instead of the gate number the airport labeled my flight as “TBIT.” Not being local, I had no way of knowing it meant Tom Bradley International Terminal. I stayed near another gait that had international flights, and it turned out the gate was clear on the other side of the complex, which is obscured by construction. If I hadn’t asked one of the workers there I would have missed my flight."

Pros: "Liked creative approaches with the meals, with new/different menu - some room for improvements but generally good Loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Found the seats hard and uncomfortable after a few hours although the leg space was more generous in economy than United/ANA"

Pros: "Excellent service - delicious meals"

Pros: "I enjoyed everything! My first flight was a little over 10 hours, but it didn't feel that way. I was very comfortable and the crew took very good care of all of the passengers. Japan Airlines is Ichi Ban!!!"

Cons: "Delayed flight that cost most passangers their next flights, incredibly stressful. Upon arriving to Chicago there was a problem lining up the exit ramp to the boarding craft and it took a very long time to correct the situation."

Pros: "The high level of service and attentiveness"

Cons: "I’m flying internationa flight but, I can’t get enough or right answer from my question due to Luck of english language. I’m not perfect when it come to this language but I can communicate properly."

Pros: "Beverage served immediately after flight take off. And to follow dinner was nice as well as breakfast in the morning. Coffee could be better but overall a pleasant flight."
Cons: "There was no vegetarian option for food."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Screens were small. Leg space was little to none. Food was trrrible. I will never fly with JAL again"

Pros: "They did their best to put me pn another flight to Norfolk buf it wasn't straight through"
Cons: "Missing my last fight straight home because of very slow US Customs...)0"

Pros: "Food, pleasant and helpful flight attendants"
Cons: "Long layovets"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Food was very good and snacks and drinks were offered frequently. Plenty of entertainment on the in-seat TV consoles. Gave me a pillow and blanket and the seat reclined a bit so I could sleep some. The airline staff were polite and helpful."
Cons: "Nothing, it was a very positive experience."

Cons: "I reserved Korean air but it was Japan air line. I was really difficult to web-check in to find my reservaiton."

Pros: "The flight from Jakart to Japan, Japan to Chicago, was not a problem. Although thr food was typical plane food."
Cons: "My brother and his wife had to wait 12 hrs for plane delay,just to hear that AA canceled all flight for that date. The crew told my brother and his wife to wait for another12 hours which is the next morning, for next flight. My brother decided to just take a rental car to KZO, and was going to just take their luggage from the airline, but the AA crew would not let them did so, and was really rude. It was very traumatic experience for the both of them and other passangers of how bad they treated this plane delay/cancellation issue. One passenger with baby was having a panic attack, but nothing was done. So far, no compensation, or apology email has been sent. Will never take this airline anymore. We are done."

Pros: "A meal on a two hour flight is an amazing perk!"

Pros: "The flight attendants were so nice and gave a gift to my wife and I when they found out we were traveling for our anniversary! Everyone was so respectful and the food service was awesome. We even flew economy and had a great time!"

Pros: "The crew member was excellent and his charisma really made up for any shortcomings this little "puddle jumper" had. He even helped my companion out with some advice for relieving his ear pressure."

Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."

Pros: "The flight's timing and airports are perfect for a short weekend getaway between Seoul and Tokyo. JAL service is also perfect!"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "787 was phenomenal- amazing airplane. You didn't even feel like you were moving."
Cons: "Food was extremely disappointing"

Pros: "Food"

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: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. Overall it was as good as a 12 hour economy flight can go."
Cons: "Unfortunately they ran out of some food by the time they got to us and only had fish left. It was okay, just not my favorite. We were 35 minutes late taking off which contributed with me missing my connecting flight."

Cons: "I never like flying into Narita - each time I have to have my boarding pass reissued and baggage rechecked. I like the YVR process where you just put your bags on a conveyor after clearing customs."

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."

Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."

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: "The entertainment system was grest with many movie optionstar and a large screen for viewing. The seat was very comfortable and there plenty of leg room."
Cons: "The plane was delayed by 45min and I had a connecting flight which I ended not missing. The food was average. I was expecting something a little more Japanese instead of chicken pasta. And I didn't have a second option."

Pros: "The service was exceptional, friendly and polite. Food was good and entertainment selection was awesome."

Pros: "I was surprised that such a short flight was able to use the newest generation of the 737, the 800 series. While as cramped your typical 737, the seat backs are super thin to allow just that much extra leg room for my two-meter frame. As always, the cabin crew was lovely."

Pros: "Cathay and JAL Provided excellent customer service throughout the the flight. Everyone did an excellent job and went out of their way to make sure I made flights and had what I needed."

Pros: "The aircraft was a new 787 and very comfortable. Uneventful flight."
Cons: "Menu in business class."

Pros: "I liked that the seats were a 2-4-2 configuration. Most American carriers will have a 3-5-3 seating configuration. JAL has won some prestigious seat awards in 2015 for innovation and comfort."
Cons: "The JAL website specified most trans-atlantic flights with the newer and more spacious seating in Premium Economy. Departing from San Diego, this was only an option once a year I was told at the check in counter. I was counting on extra width and legroom as I am 270 lbs and 73" tall. I was disappointed that these up-gradable seats were not available. I also did not like that we sat on the Oksaka tarmac at a divert airport from Narita (Tokyo) and were not given an option to leave the plane and find alternate transportation of our choice to get us to our destination. I understand the high winds and bad weather was not allowing us to land on time, but we sat on the tarmac for 2 1/2 hours and then left to fly into Narita 5 hours late."

Pros: "The most polite staff that I have ever met. Very accommodating and concerned about our ride over the pacific ocean. I am a vegetarian and forgot to fill order my meal online. The staff was amazing in handling this, offering me everything else they had that wasn't meat. The economy seats were the most comfortable i can remember for an over night flight."
Cons: "The only critique that I would have is on the first flight, they took a while to get our dinner trays, but the second flight was prompt. This just be due to my seat being all the way up front."

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: "Nothing in particular. I am still alive, so there is that."
Cons: "The same as always flying on what seems to be a school bus with wings; small, no entertainment, spooky, lil uncomfortable."

Pros: "Asahi Beer!!!! Beautiful Flight Attendents!!! New Movies!!! Comfortable seats!!!! Awesome service from entire flight crew!!! Good Food!!!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed one hour but the flight crew made up for it by delivering GREAT service!!! I still give 5 stars!"

Pros: "All are professional."

Pros: "Everything that was offered snacks, pillow,"
Cons: "More water!"

Pros: "Boarding services"
Cons: "On-line cellphone app interface in mandarin version could be better."

Pros: "comfortable seats"

Cons: "Boarding Gate at JFK Airport literally has no seats for the passengers! You have to wait in other gates. They should do something about it."

Pros: "First Korean dish was good."
Cons: "The pasta was the worst meal ever."

Pros: "Everything!!"
Cons: "Nothing!!"

Cons: "Serve little drinks like water, juices, soft drinks. The plastic cup is small and yet it is half filled. A can every meal would be nice."

Cons: "Nothing but headaches and made me throw out my $100 e cigarette that I checked under the plane half way through my trip from new york to vietnam. And they made me run all over the airport to address the situation only to find out once I arrived that they threw it out without my knowledge or permission"

Pros: "I liked the seats and the comfort."
Cons: "The dinner didn't taste that good. The portion was small and I was hoping they would have Kalbi."

Pros: "쾌적하고 승무원 서비스는 좋음"
Cons: "식사가 맛과질이 떨어진다 정성이없이.."

Pros: "Very reliable, quick boarding"

Cons: "Excellent!"

Pros: "some area the A/C does not work"

Pros: "acomodations was awesome!!!"
Cons: "temperature was not consitent"

Pros: "they are so nice and helpful"

Pros: "bring you anything you need. so helpful."

Pros: "다 좋은데 한가지 불만사항 : 인터넷에서 구매했다는 이유로 Mileage 로 Upgrade 가 안된다는데 그럼 KAL 대리점도 없는 이곳에서 mileage 는 언제 사용 ?"

Cons: "long hours"

Pros: "Once we got underway, the trip was average."
Cons: "We had a 3 hour delay which is annoying to begin with. They could have boarded us later but they DEFINITELY could have been more polite about it. They announce very rudely that if we didn't like the situation, we should just get off. It's a 12 hour trip. A little courtesy would not hurt."

Pros: "They gave an actual snack, yay!"

Pros: "Clean, comfortable and professional."

Pros: "Korean Air eventually returned my money"
Cons: "What I booked was changed to an impossible connection, 6 hour layover. Ultimately had to cancel reservation and rebook an alternative not through Kayak"

Pros: "I liked everything!"

Pros: "Getting preferred seating because we were sky team elite plus members"
Cons: "Exiting the plane in the cold Seattle weather."

Pros: "A proactive, kind and proper treat on board"

Pros: "I liked that i had two seats to myself"
Cons: "No VR goggles"

Pros: "中文内容太少(包括字幕)"

Pros: "All was good"

Cons: "special meals especially Hindu meals non vegetarian"

Pros: "nice planes"

Pros: "Everything was very good. I really enjoyed the korean music on the entertainment device."

Pros: "They listen to your request kindly."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Nothing GOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pros: "Nice bibimbap"
Cons: "Boarding staffs at Tan Son Nhat Airport"

Pros: "Everything was fantastic."

Pros: "Everything like always"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It was nice to have a special meal (that I requested when booking the ticket). Otherwise, the comfort was fine."

Pros: "The time is not delayed"

Pros: "Cleanliness of the restroom and hospitality"

Pros: "The beautiful and friendly air syewardess."
Cons: "Not comfortable sitting on the cramped seat."

Cons: "Turbulence and bumpy. I know you can do much about that."

Pros: "Smooth travel"

Pros: "Seat spacing is actually sane - so much better than US airlines"

Cons: "The transfer was very inconvenient going thru customs which I think is not necessary since all passengers just came out from another plane. There was one incident that I really needed to go to the bathroom and the seatbelt just turned on. They didn't let me go but I saw other people stand up and go to the bathroom."

Pros: "envirenment"
Cons: "enviroment"

Pros: "Delays on both legs, but major snow storms at both departure points. Lucky to have gotten out."

Pros: "On time, crews were friendly and helpful"

Cons: "Cabin temperature was kept warm, making sleep difficult."

Pros: "Serving attitude was good."

Pros: "The seat is comfortable."

Cons: "We requested wheelchair assistance for my grandmother (3 days before the flight), but at the departing airport, the person with the wheelchair left early and we had to walk her on to the plane. When we arrived at Hong Kong, there was no wheelchair on the bridge, and after disembarking and being told to wait, it took 30 minutes for them to bring one. The ground staff kept trying to convince us to just walk which seemed very unprofessional."

Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. Food taste is ok. One of our checked bags was not loaded."

Cons: "Less fog in SFO"

Cons: "Food was below average"

Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was great too!"

Cons: "Delayed too much except that, everything was good"

Pros: "Crew, food, entertainment were all very nice. 5 out 5."

Pros: "Everything was quite nice."
Cons: "Happy with everything. Staff were very friendly and helpful."

Cons: "The sound at my seat didn’t work so I had a a 14 hour flight with no soundtrack. I watched one Japanese movie with subtitles and then gave up"

Pros: "On time, safe, standard service"

Cons: "Was not able to change my flight"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time food"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The overall service is great for the airfare price I paid. Can’t complaint! That being said, I would definitely use Cathay Pacific again in the future for this price range."
Cons: "The smaller plane (and thus smaller seat) in the 2nd leg of 3+ hour flight. Food is OK, but I can’t complain for the price I paid."

Pros: "The staff being very attentive & prompt , great service"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable for a long haul flights"

Pros: "Inflight crew"
Cons: "There was no wheelchair assistance for one of us ,while the other had.we we're told there was no staff to help with wheelchair! The inflight entertainment options are very poor when compared to Singapore and Emirates."

Pros: "The very nice lady at Hong Kong station who checked me in was kind enough to give me an upgrade when the flight was full."
Cons: "The food on Cathay still has not improved compared to other airlines'"

Pros: "comfortable seats with good leg room"
Cons: "Cabin crew did not offer much service. No coffee, tea or water offered."

Pros: "I am a wheelchair user and Cathay Pacific took excellent care of me"
Cons: "Turbulence."

Pros: "Business class passengers use Qantas lounge in Brisbane - fresh and well stocked. Boarding was hassle free and flat beds were very comfortable. Crew were helpful while being very busy."
Cons: "We had seats in the centre but ate at totally different times. Left aisle and right aisle worked a different schedule - annoying. Entertainment very high tech but odd selections."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and efficient The flight left and arrived on time The plane was clean"
Cons: "The self service check in and baggage drop at Brisbane was not effective, requiring a lot of staff intervention and help"

Cons: "No extra blanket was available."

Cons: "Signs on the airport screens were not updated in time so estimated departure times passes without boarding notices."

Pros: "I liked the crew, the food, comfort. Everything made my travel experience great"

Cons: "Flight delay was not announce until boarding time. Such chaos!! at 1:00 AM. Rescheduled the next 24hrs. I was lucky to live within one hour of the airport. Next day, after boarded the plane, had to sit inside plane for 2 1/2 hours until the plane takes off. It was not a good experienced, even though they gave us a voucher for 75.$"

Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"

Cons: "The rush at lay over to get to the next plane. No time even for just a cigarette, before the long flight to NYC."

Pros: "I liked the movie selection they had for entertainment—many choices. Most of the staff were very friendly, but there was a bit of a language barrier which made it a little difficult to ask for something. They are also attentive, so if you press your call button, you don’t have to wait half an hour until someone helps you."
Cons: "Most of the meals were awful. I barely ate on the flights (except the dessert), but how good can airplane food be really... The seats are pretty tight and uncomfortable. They are too upright, making it very difficult to sleep. On one of their planes, the seats didn’t recline at all. I recommend paying a bit more for extra leg room ($150) or flying business or first class even (for long flights)."

Pros: "the service"
Cons: "food no to much"

Pros: "Crew were excellent, taking the time to introduce themselves and always responding promptly to requests"
Cons: "Service at times seemed a little disorganised. A minor issue though when compared to the overall service"

Pros: "The vegetarian/vegan meals were very good for airline food. There was a great selection of entertainment options."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants who was assigned to my section, her name was Rain, was incredibly rude. Every time I asked her for a glass of water, she would sigh heavily and tell me to wait. Eventually, she stopped serving me all together and I needed to leave my seat and ask other crew members to serve my food. She was completely unprofessional and she made it clear she didn't like me, despite the fact that I was always going out of my way to be courteous. At one point, she walked down the aisle and stepped directly onto my foot, which was NOT in the aisle but under the seat in front of me. She didn't even acknowledge that she had stepped on my foot and kept walking. For a 14-hour flight, I was really bothered by her lack of professionalism. I will have to think twice before I book Cathay Pacific again."

Pros: "I guess I can't expect much from what seems to be a low budget airline. The food was OK and the movie selection was excellent. I didn't have any issues with boarding or baggage check in. There was a mix of good and bad flight staff. Sadly, the staff in bad moods were servicing me."
Cons: "PThe bad mood in-flight staff and the uncomfortable seats. During boarding, I asked one of the staff if I can have a window seat because I have motion sickness and aisle seats make me feel ill. She looked at me flustered and said all seats are booked and that I'll be Ok with the aisle seat. On a different CP flight, a different staff was helping a couple switch with other passengers so they can sit next to each other. That would have been nice if they did that for me when I asked for a window seat."

Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "6,5 hrs delayed"

Pros: "On time. The crew on"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. Zero. Bad. Crew is not as nice as Cathay Pacific. English not as good."

Pros: "Crew was very nice. On time."
Cons: "No inflight movie available. Long flight. I am a 6 foot American and the seats are just not comfortable if the person in front leans seat back. 15 inched from your face for a 12 hour flight is not fun."

Pros: "Airline staff were all helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Broke my luggage"

Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave 8:30 AM and we ended leaving 12:45 PM!!!"

Pros: "They gave 250 ml bottle water each on breakfast and dinner I like that . The crew members were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "There was less choice of movie. It would be good if they add more Bollywood movies and movies with more than 4 rankings."

Pros: "Like a little private apartment, glorious."
Cons: "No wifi, limited mivies"

Cons: "Meal service was poor by crew members for economy class. In economy class - (center section-just after first class)-only one toilet . for Passengers. Very inconvenient."

Pros: "I really appreciated the customer service and the level of quality Cathay provides."
Cons: "The vegetarian meals could improve."

Pros: "Leg room and overall cleanliness was good. Special meal on this sector was very good compared to my previous flight."
Cons: "The crew was somewhat rude...not directly to me but to many fellow passengers. There was a teenage girl seated next to me and she requested the crew for some water and the hostess told her to wait till they served drinks which she said will take 5 mins. It was after 18 mins that the girl next to me finally got water. Seriously, you can't afford to give a glass of water , it's not like she was asking for coffee or some soft drink, its water ...and when we flew Korean and EVA airlines, they had a small bottle of water available on the seat when we boarded. Then my next row family asked for coffee and after a few minutes the fellow passengers wife decided to have some tea. So the husband called in the hostess and the hostess very rudely said , now you want both coffee and team , next time please let me know at the same time. Then when they served me my special meal, there was no butter in the meal tray, so I patiently waited for them to serve others and when they reached my row, I very nicely asked if I may have some butter...the hostess said, we don't have any butter. I was like...speechless. No butter, no water...and Cathay is a top class airline , HOW is it possible ? And the other crew was ok, this was one crew member a female and her name started from J , don't remember her full name. She was the laziest ever crew member I have ever seen and I am pretty sure she did not like her job. Cathay did not provide any tooth brush or mouth wash. No socks, slippers , eye patch...nothing. While flying to HKG from Toronto, I did not opt for special meal and the meal was just HORRIBLE. It was some beef and I couldn't even cut it with a knife. I think Korean Air is more or less the same as Cathay but in my opinion Korean is much better than Cathay. Cathay is only good for Business/First class. I seriously recommend EVA airlines and if not then Korean but if you are flying economy then stay away from Cathay."

Pros: "For flying economy for 15 hours I can't imagine it gets much better. The food was great, the entertainment was great as well. The staff was quick to do anything you asked. While you don't have all the space in the world, you're still not packed in like on US domestic flights."

Pros: "Our connecting flight was running late due to weather and Cathay pacific airlines were waiting for us at security to take us to the airplane that was waiting ! Wow ! Amazing service!!! So grateful for their amazing kindness !!!"

Pros: "The pilot kept us informed. The food was good. The Moon Cake provided to help us celebrate, even though we were traveling, was an added example of why Cathay Pacific is the standard that everyone else is trying to emulate in Tourist class. The L.A.-based cabin crew provided outstanding service throughout the flight. The in-flight service manager made me believe she cared about the quality of the service in the back, which was outstanding. It was as good as a full, 13-hour flight could be. Even the in-seat entertainment was outstanding and reliable."
Cons: "The boarding process in Hong Kong was terrible. It was absolute chaos. If it had not been for then complete turn around after we were on the plane, it would have been the beginning of the flight from hell."

Pros: "The flight itself was fine, the plane wasn't great but wasn't terrible either. Some of the crew was friendly and the food was decent. The agents in the airports were all very, very friendly however."
Cons: "The main reason for my poor rating of this flight was because when we booked these flights, they were listed as having WiFi available on the flights. The two longer flights are 14+ hours each and happen during the workday for us. This is a total of 28 hours (times 3 people) that we were not able to have in-flight WiFi. Almost all of our work is done online and thus, we could do zero work whatsoever during this flight. We basically lost the equivalent of two whole workweeks because of this oversight about the WiFi, which is very, very upsetting and cost us a ton of money. One of us ended up having to book a separate flight home in order to not lose WiFi for the entire way back, which added another $900+ to our travel costs. Additionally, the crew was fairly unfriendly when we asked about this and seemed to not care at all about why we were upset. We understand that the in-flight crew cannot install Wi-Fi on the plane in the middle of the flight, but some understanding and apologetic behavior goes a long way with an upset customer. Additionally, they were rude whenever we called for service and asked them for anything, always seeming to be so bothered to leave their discussions in the back of the plane. Finally, I've flown many flights across the world and I have to be honest that this was the least comfortable and nice plane I've been on for such a long flight. You think upgraded planes with WiFi would be used for these extremely long flights. We're all very upset about our experience on this flight and would really like to be contacted about this flight and spoken with. We would like for something to be done for us to make up for this HUGE oversight and bad experience. We don't want to have to call the bank and try to get our charges reversed for the flights, but we definitely feel that we were sold something that was not what we experienced. I'm requesting that someone reach out to me directly as soon as possible to work with me on this. My direct number is 1 (480) 225-6034 and my email is zimmermandavid@gmail.com Thank you, David Zimmerman"

Pros: "Super easy to book, loved the notifications of baggage claim number upon exiting the flight. Great itinerary too."

Pros: "great service on board and great entertainment"
Cons: "The second security check at the gate caused delay."

Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather. That is understandable. However the crew was not helpful in sharing any information with customers about changes to connecting flights. Much time was wasted and I had to reschedule my flight. The staff members that booked my hotel and my new flight were short and brief and not very helpful or accommodating or informative. Overall I didn’t not feel like a welcomed guest and I do not feel enough compensation was offered for such an inconvenience. Not being able to have my bag overnight was a hassle. I had no clean clothes and had to throw out my contacts because I had no solution. I also couldn’t use the meal voucher they gave me because everywhere in the airport was closed by that time. No stipend was given for toiletries or food delivery. Very unimpressed."

Pros: "Amazing crew. Departed and arrived on time."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Decaf tea"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew did a great job."
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable."

Cons: "Flight had a/c that didn’t cool - everyone was incredibly hot and complaining. Flight delayed for an hour and a half with no reason."

Pros: "amazing seat and awesome crew couldn't ask for more"

Pros: "Arrived early with great service which is most important when flying."
Cons: "Entertainment was not on par with competitors like Delta, especially on a long flight. Movies depended on downloading the gogo app before you boarded which most were not aware of until we were airborne."

Cons: "Foods and movies"

Pros: "The seat was cormfortable and the entertainment was dope!"
Cons: "Communication. The pilot did not say when he was landing and considering it was a rough landing it would have been helpful to say. He said we shall be landing like 40minutes before Then quiet"

Cons: "Bigger seat"

Pros: "The free movie"

Pros: "Friendly staff,good food,entertainment was also top notch Staff helped me a lot;I am a nervous flyer and they checked on me regularly"
Cons: "Could have used a bit more room but I was not to squished"

Cons: "The flight crew from PDX to CLT were not very customer service friendly. I was quite underimpressed."

Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "very little service"

Pros: "Crew is very nice, we were on time and baggage didn't get lost for once."
Cons: "Seats are simply too tight, not enough space for carry-on, and boarding procedures are a joke."

Pros: "The crew was nice and so was the American Airlines customer service office in Phoenix"
Cons: "I didn’t like the male and female check in people in Portland. They sat there and watched me for an hour not telling me I could not use cash to check in my luggage at the gate after they told me it was double the amount to check it in at the gate. The sight u use on the boarding pass u download on the phone is not clear. It says baggage fee +$25.00. I thought it was 25.00 till the women in Phoenix showed me the + sign. She said “it is confusing”. I did not buy the ticket because it was for an unexpected funeral of my sister. My other sister did so I didn’t see all the stuff from Travelocity. After telling me it would be $50.00 the check in male and female at the gate saw me sitting there for an hour and never told me I couldn’t pay cash. By the time it was boarding time if a nice woman did not offer to use her credit card and I have her the $50 cash I would have missed my flight. The manager at the gate in Portland even told me I would miss my flight. The two check in staff at the gate said “well we didn’t know you only had cash” and they weren’t even concerned that I was going to miss my flight. It would of been nice of them to tell me this when I sat there for an hour after they told me They we’re doubling the price. I would of had time to go back through security, only pay $25.00 and the other nice passenger would have not had to use her credit card. Very rude and poor service especially after a sad occasion of burying your sister!"

Pros: "The food was good and there was a great entertainment selection."
Cons: "The one calling out the group numbers was unnecessarily rude. Then when I couldn't pull up my boarding pass to see my seat number the woman at plane's door acted like they was nothing she could do to find out my seat. Luckily another flight attendant actually knew how to do something and cared about me getting to my seat. For the flight, the air quality in the plane wasn't good and they seats felt like small prisons."

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Flight attendant was very brash. Guy next to me smelled like an ashtray which made everything worse."

Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Flights from PDX to BOS cancelled. Rerouted to PHX. All flights out of BOS, DC, Philly cancelled. I missed my Habitat for Humanity trip, not getting any refunds on flights or hotels. Out thousands and no one is helping me."

Pros: "I didn’t like it. I am still here and I hope i can fly back to ho chi minh without extra pay."
Cons: "Delay, pay extra money for different fly."

Pros: "A nice uneventful trip"

Cons: "Seats smaller than before."

Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Ran out of sandwiches on PDX to CLT leg. ☹️"

Pros: "Entertainment Captain Food"

Pros: "Nice clean plane prompt w drinks and food great attendants"
Cons: "Nothing. All was excellent"

Pros: "All OK"

Pros: "Entertainment and meals"
Cons: "Crew could of been friendlier"

Pros: "Very efficient crew. Pleasant enough"
Cons: "Bumpy flight, obviously not something that could be helped (tho the pilot came on and said he was hoping to find a smoother altitude, greatly appreciate him trying!)"

Cons: "Holding pattern over Dallas for 45 minutes."

Pros: "The in flight entertainment was perfect, new, and relevant. I also had an empty seat between myself and another passenger so my legs weren't as cramped."

Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every single bit. Was horrible and the crew was just aweful."

Pros: "*Kosher* meals are always better than regular meals on AA. Served first and meals are fuller and of higher-quality (on AA, at least)."

Cons: "Due to mechanical issues our 8am flight kept getting delayed in 30 minute increments until around 9:45 when the front desk attendants told us the necessary part had to be driven from Seattle and wouldn't be available until noon, and that their was no certainty the part would work, and that we should make other arrangements. So we did, but their earliest we could get us into Chicago was 9:30pm (original arrival was 2pm). We booked the arrangements only to find out that our original flight took off at 10:55 and American didn't even attempt to contact us. The cherry on top was that our flight (which was indirect through SFO) got delayed and we're now going to miss our connection in SFO. So currently looking at 10:30pm arrival in Chicago."

Pros: "Friendly staff ice landong"
Cons: "No leg room & I am only 5'6' & slim."

Pros: "Snacks"
Cons: "They wouldn't allow me to check my bag at the main gate so I had to go through security and check it at the boarding gate. Souvenirs were confiscated because the bag couldn't be check sooner. Then they tagged my bag with the wrong name and destination. It was 48 hours later before I got my bag."

Pros: "The crew is caring and attentive. AA is upgrading all their planes and the individual monitors so you can watch and/or listen to any entertainment you wants. Plane left on time and arrive early, making transfer less stressful."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"

Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment and no free WiFi. Also food choice was not the greatest"

Cons: "I used to fly with American Airlines a lot more and every time the staff somehow finds a way to be rude and ruin my day so I try to avoid this airline. On this particular flight it was the very rude asian flight attendant that really set the mood. The attitude of the staff really makes or breaks the experience and it seems like American Airlines doesnt care about the quality of thier employees"

Pros: "Pretty comfortable"

Pros: "I like that they had a TV show showing at no extra cost"
Cons: "The seats were so uncomfortable, I've been on planes before but after an hours I couldn't get comfortable at all."

Pros: "From getting called stupid by Linda B in the phl airport bc I used the first class check-in computers vs the regular ones, then she says "what you can't spell"? After I asked for her name, what a horrible overall experience from American airline s. Won't ever fly your airline again. I'll pay more money to avoid your company.."
Cons: "Zero entertainment on flighta out to weSr coast. Plane was very hot during red eye coming back."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Ticket agent would not let me pay for up grade was first flight for me to fly with my wife she sat in first class while I was at the back of the plane!! And there was a seat available for me in first class he just wouldn't let me have it I would not recommend American to any one"

Cons: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Air Canada business class is superior comfort."

Cons: "Freezing in the cabin that morning."

Pros: "Very good on time, comfortable."

Pros: "Comfort and service"
Cons: "Had nit boarded any cognac or gochuchong hot pepper paste."

Cons: "The food. Skip the cup of noodles."

Pros: "Food was great for airplane food, there was bibimbap, jjajjangmyun and egg sandwich"
Cons: "Didn’t like being in a small seat for 10+ hours. Plane seemed more cramped than I remember"

Pros: "they had top movies, which helped me get through. The staff were friendly enough to not be rude and to do what they were suppose to on the flight. the food was good for the first meal, real chicken. second meal only had pork so luckily I had bought a burger in the airport before boarding since I do not eat pork. All my layover flights were on time with on time boarding/ departure which i Highly appreciated."
Cons: "I did not understand why they would use the same seat design they used for a 2-5 hour flight for a 11Hour Flight!! I had never experienced being that uncomfortable in my seat. I am used to flying 13hours straight but with comfortable and Padded! seats with room to move. the seats were not padded and there was little to no space to put your legs in a comfortable position. My back and neck were killing me in the last 2 hours."

Pros: "The flight crew went the extra mile to give good service. There were plenty of meals and snacks throughout the trip."
Cons: "The bathrooms are cramped, they are clean however. Seats are also very close together, others must get out if you are in a middle or window seat."

Cons: "I wish there was more options with the seats. I would have liked to have my legs out more so they reached the part where I could rest them on the end which is raised and at the same time have my back in a more upright position. This plane did not have that option. I have had it on other planes."

Pros: "The flight was a little late due to weather but everything else about the trip was smooth and painless."
Cons: "The leg room was just adequate. The food was good but nothing too great."

Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "Uncomfortable chairs"

Pros: "Inonized windows"
Cons: "No"

Pros: "The seat comfort was wonderful. And the food was great."

Pros: "Movie"
Cons: "English subtitles for movie collections"

Pros: "After a bad connection, it was nice to have a smooth flight."

Pros: "I loved the entertainment options, especially that we could pull up the map & see where we were."
Cons: "Online information was confusing & made it sound like we had to pay for our carry on, so we didn't bring a carry on (just personal item). It needs to be more clear."

Cons: "Even the preferred seats in front are not that long legeooms. Unless it's exit row, don't waste your money on it."

Cons: "I booked this flight a couple months ago to find no seat assignment which should be booked at Chechen but was not. Then I was given the back seat against the wall which does not recline. There were standby people on the flight who got much better seating than I. I seemed to get the last consideration. I am treated much better on other airlines with much less early booking. also later after take of it was made known to me there were empty seats further up in the cabin. When I email Air Canada they said they would get back to me within 30 days about my concerns."

Pros: "Crew was kind, helpful, respectful."
Cons: "Not very comfortable."

Pros: "Plenty of Entertainment Choices"

Pros: "I had wheel chair service for transit"
Cons: "Layover time was not enough. I got 1 hour or so for transit. Ridiculous short"

Pros: "The new tinted windows are cool"

Pros: "Nice crew- efficient boarding"
Cons: "One bathroom for all of economy. Poor snacks. No chance to get electronic boarding passes"

Pros: "We flew premium economy, and it was so much better than regular economy. Seating just two across made my wife's and my journey much easier. The crew was attentive when they needed to be, and the food was quite good. I managed to sleep several hours, which is about as good as it gets on a long haul flight."
Cons: "I was surprised at the selections available for movies and TV; not much that was appealing. Took a Singapore air flight a few days later and felt like the selections were better. But we brought an iPad and had downloaded House of Cards, so we were OK. Besides, I got to sleep."

Pros: "Boarding process was smooth, staff was friendly and helpful, flight was safe and as comfortable as an overseas flight can be. I'll definitely consider Air Canada again and would recommend the airline to others considering it."

Pros: "Flight was quick, service was great, clean lavatories."
Cons: "Would've appreciated more legroom, but the same can be said for just about any airline."

Pros: "Food service was good and staff was nice"
Cons: "Staff did not come often enough with water. Not as many snacks as I have gotten on Korean Airlines and Japan Airlines. Definitely better than American Airlines or United Airlines flights which are the worse example of how to provide excellent food and service. Short time allowance for flights connections since most flights from Chicago start off late. Look to carriers such as Luftansa, Jordan Air, Turkish Air as the right way to do things."

Pros: "Good boarding time, though the passengers were disorganized. It's not air Canada's fault. Even in the snow, we made good time to the destination."
Cons: "There was not enough room for many people's carry on items and staff did not help find space. Most of the passengers would not put their small bags under the seats so passengers with big bags had no choice but to give up foot space completely. Carry on limits should be better enforced."

Pros: "Low price with big value. The food was great and service felt like first class. The staff was friendly, courteous, professional and accommodating! Definitely recommend and will fly with Air Canada again!"
Cons: "The long layover, 14 hours"

Pros: "Excellent crews"
Cons: "Uncomfy seats, poor food taste"

Cons: "Seats are small and these are the regular seats"

Pros: "Crews were very nice. I also liked biscuits."
Cons: "Ground staff was not as nice as the crews."

Pros: "Same plane as the one I flew on the way to Toronto. It's a really nice plane."

Pros: "Fast onboarding and the tinted windows for sleeping"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't as friendly or willing to accomodate"

Pros: "Space in economy Windows were great"

Pros: "Preferred seating was comfy"
Cons: "2 couples travelling together were assigned 4 seats I opposite ends of plane, no two together and no chg option. Discovered that seat next to my spouse was just assigned minutes before boarding. CSR at AC on phone was rude and unhelpful, boarding staff offered no help either."

Cons: "1 bathroom for entire coach class? Consistent line of 4-5 and sitting in the back meant someone standing next to me. Turbulence mandated seating generated overt unhappiness from many passengers."

Pros: "The stewards were very attentive and kind. My original seat was kind of squished and there were a few open seats on my flight. So a lovely stewards offered me another seat where I wouldn't be sandwiched between people."

Pros: "I love how the flight attendants were courteous and I did not feel neglected at all. I was a smooth flight and would gladly fly AIr Canada again"
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like about the flight."

Pros: "The food was excellent and the seats were very comfortable. I also loved the blanket and slippers. Service was top notch!"
Cons: "Nothing. It was an excellent experience."

Pros: "Clean and new airplane"
Cons: "boarding process missing baggages unfriendly crews"

Pros: "Very good individual entertainer system in seat backs of new boeing dream liner."
Cons: "Called in advance re special veg meal but they didn't have it at mealtime."

Cons: "One flight left 47 minutes late, but it didn't matter because we had a long layover anyway."

Pros: "Generous seating. Decent food."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Checking in was horrible. Lady at the counter was not helpful at all. Although my main carrier for the international flight allowed 2 checked baggage free of charge, Air Canada only allowed one free baggage and 2nd baggage for $100 for the connection."

Pros: "Glad for this new route. Will make Europe easier to access from PDX."

Pros: "Most things where fine. Slight delay in boarding but still made our connection."
Cons: "Tried to signal stewards for another beverage but got no response. Lack of customer service."

Pros: "The plane was clean and comfortable."
Cons: "It's a long flight, unless you are flying first class it's not going to be amazing."

Cons: "The seat is too uncomfortable!"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Plane was shaking a lot due to turbulence half an hour before the arriving It caused nausea for me, my SO, and many customers. I personally thought that it was worse than a roller coaster."

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