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Low season

September Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,323 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$836 or less

Good deal one-way

$631 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Asia

  • Book at least 4 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 Asia is September.
  • Morning departure is around 7% 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 Richmond Byrd Intl to Asia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,486 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was attentive and food was great. Japan air was a much better buy than any American company. I will look for Japan air for any flights I take in the future."
Cons: "Nothing. The experience for international economy was perfect."

Cons: "one crew member did not like her job, tossed the food to you, and was not pleasant like all the others."

Pros: "Good service"

Pros: "JAL flight crew were excellent and friendly"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "I am satisfied with AA overall."

Pros: "The crews were very kind and helpful."

Pros: "I really got a good deal on my trip's cost, and for the price, all the comforts of a top-quality airline were there. I especially appreciate how helpful and friendly the airline staff were."
Cons: "The outbound flight still had the exact same movie selection as the inbound flight had, even though they were six weeks apart for my trip. I really feel like the movie selection should be changed every month (or even more frequently than that), as I ran out of films to watch."

Pros: "Spacious leg room"
Cons: "Toilets can be cleaner . And food could be tastier with 2 choices ."

Pros: "Perfect in all aspects. Will use them again for all my flights."

Pros: "As always"

Pros: "Excellent service. Flight attendants had high standered. Clean, comfortable and very efficient boarding process. Loved it."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."

Pros: "Great crew. I easy transfer!"
Cons: "Food was not great."

Pros: "I have flied to and from Japan many times with many different airlines. This flight was my favorite."

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: "Able to watch Three Billboards, Darkest Hour, Shape of Water, Wonder, and list goes on and on."
Cons: "The seats on the 787 were much more crowded than on the 767."

Pros: "Excellent service - delicious meals"

Cons: "No smiling faces of flight attendants. Service was mediocre; food same"

Pros: "The flight attendants were amazing, caring and helpful."

Pros: "The flight crew was incredibly kind and attentive"

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: "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 travels."
Cons: "My original flight was late and pushed my entire schedule back. I had 15 minutes to deplane and get to my connecting flight. This caused a lot of stress on me however, the Japan airlones Crew escorted me (we ran as fast as we could) to my next flight so that I wouldn’t miss it. I boarded with 1 minute to spare which is way too close for my comfort."

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: "Flight attendants are all nice, polite and always smile. Good food and good entertainment."
Cons: "Waited for one and a half hrs before the plane took off, almost an hr went by then they announced some minor problem with engine. Good reason but they had a/c on so cold all these times. Also I would appreciate coffee or some drink while waiting...I guess that's not possible in this case."

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

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Fantastic service, excellent food, state-of-the-art entertainment, always on-time and professional."
Cons: "Older plane had extremely uncomfortable seats for the lengthy flight (over 7 hours). Shorter flights of 3 hours or less would have been fine."

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

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "everything, the courtesy of the entire crew, the way they show care and respect and compassion to the passengers especially the seniors"
Cons: "flight delays"

Pros: "Food & entertainment"

Pros: "leg space was better than with other companies"

Pros: "Very good premium economy seats and airline service was excellent - highly recommended"

Pros: "Staff- the ladies in flight were very friendly and courteous."

Pros: "delicious meals with good drink selections. cabin crews were nice and have smiles on them all time. I saw crew provided excellent services to a young mom traveled with 1 kid and 1 infant with her mom on board throughout the whole flight which were impressive."
Cons: "I believe the air line cut down snacks between meals (my flight were 13 hours) which was little disappointed. Restrooms were not as clean as before although they were way better than other airlines. Crew's English speaking still need improvement. Please keep up the good works! I will flight JAL again soon."

Cons: "Food so-so boxed ramen very poor bottom of the seat after 5-6 hours very hard and uncomfortable"

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

Pros: "the AA flight to japan was the worst flight I've ever been on! tv sreen didn't work, space was tight, food terrible, two sets of headphones bad, I could go on but I don't even want to think about it anymore"
Cons: "getting off"

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

Pros: "The aircraft was clean and boarding went smoothly. The flight was late but the staff seemed courteous, polite, and apologetic for the delay."
Cons: "I thought I had ordered a vegetarian meal when I booked the flight roughly 1.5 months prior to my trip. However, when the meal was being served, there was only a chicken or pork option and my vegetarian meal had either not been properly booked or had been forgotten. When I informed the staff, I was asked to show proof that I ordered a veggie meal. I could not pull up my email confirmation as we were flying and there was no internet access. I had to lug my bag out of the overhead and search for a print out confirmation. I had not come prepared with the "evidence" the stewardess wanted. While the staff tried to be polite, I also found them to be quite rude, demanding that I produce evidence. Could they not have simply given me an extra salad without all the fuss? I felt I was being treated as a criminal for requesting a veggie meal that had, unfortunately, not been recorded in their system."

Pros: "The food was delicious and interesting. Also, the flight crew allowed me to sleep through the rest of the night after dinner service was complete."
Cons: "I don't recall having seen an option for a vegetarian dinner, either when I was booking my ticket or after I was on the plane. Perhaps I just missed that part of the booking process."

Pros: "The schedule was convenient to get to Tokyo quickly Check in was fast"
Cons: "The food was more "modest" than I'm used to, but my expectations aren't high"

Pros: "The cabin crew were very helpful and the food great. The aircraft was strict on keeping time."

Pros: "Service was excellent - Flight attendants were friendly and professional."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Apex suite offers plenty of privacy in business class though fewer stowage areas and generally less room to move about than reverse herringbone seats."
Cons: "JAL entertainment system had comparably fewer movie choices vs. many other airlines including American, United, and Delta. Surprising that Studio Cathay actually featured more Japanese films than the JAL Magic V system."

Pros: "Clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Vegetarian Food, inflight entertainment was horrible. Even the air hostess approach Was unexpect from JAL. If it was any American carrier it's expected to have such service."

Pros: "The crew on Japan Airlines are exemplary! Very efficient, polite & service with a genuine smile made this a very pleasant trip. Also, I had recalled on a flight I had taken a long time ago, how impressed I was at how clean the restrooms were maintained. Well, the high standard has not changed. Very impressed & looking forward to our return flight home."
Cons: "Cannot say there were any negatives."

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

Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "Some announcements were only made in Korean. Would have been nice to have it in English for international flight."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Less new movies and kids movies"

Pros: "good"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Comport seating"
Cons: "Food quality needs to be improve"

Pros: "Yes, crews were excellent"
Cons: "Boarding of passengers should be clear"

Pros: "Preference given for those requiring extra help boarding"
Cons: "Very narrow seats with very very limited leg room. I’m only 5’4” tall and had no leg room. My sister is 5’11” and had leg cramps from the 4.5 hour flight because of the lack of leg room. Probably time to replace this plane."

Pros: "Same as the first flight. Korean flight attendants were very courteous and helpful. Foods ok. We couldn’t afford first or prestige class so we have to trade in our comfort in economy."
Cons: "Flight wasn’t as long but if you add up the lay over time, it end up being long."

Pros: "Nice bathhroom size"
Cons: "I dont like the 2x seating in business, seats are not up to what they should be, i was glad it was a short flight"

Pros: "Accomodating the cew"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "comfortable seats"

Cons: "I missed my flight on my way to the destination and I could not find a way to contact Kayak.. Because of my missed flight my flight return back I could not take it either. How can I get refund for a flight I could not take?"

Pros: "Economy seating leg room is better than US domestic airlines."
Cons: "Nothing!"

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

Cons: "Short haul flight have got cramped seating. Entertainment offering is a bit little. Amenity packs are too basic: just contained flight paper sandals and toothbrush+toothpaste."

Cons: "I would have given a 5 Stars for comfort if the cabin temperature is at least cooler not dry. Please please look into it."

Pros: "Good crew, good service, clean quarters, cordial and pleasant service"

Pros: "Flight attendants are pretty and nice."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Clean and nice crew"
Cons: "Food choices and not as comfortable as I had hoped"

Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "Not enough movie selection and the food selection"

Pros: "Excellent service and delicious food and clean."
Cons: "No wifi on board. Not many movies."

Pros: "Friendly staff, good leg room, pillow and blanket are provided and food was pretty good too."

Cons: "It was delayed for two hrs for 50mns domestic flight. An i missed connecting bus so had to pay extra 100usd!"

Cons: "Everything was going well until our bags didn’t show up at our final destination. Big no-no. Just ruined the otherwise pleasant experience"

Pros: "Again the crew was pleasant."
Cons: "The 747-400 flight had some metal box mounted on the floor under the seat in front of me. I have a bad left hip and was in pain the whole flight because all I could do is keep my left leg in one position. If these boxes are necessary then get those seats more space so it will not be a problem. Put new Monitor screens into the seats."

Cons: "Just the more than one hour departure delay. Reason given was that they were still waiting for passengers on a connect connecting flight. Then what was unusual was a manual head count of passengers which was out of the ordinary in this high tech world of modern air transportation"

Pros: "The service and especially the flight stewart, he has to be the best one EVER!!!"
Cons: "I was too distracted by the professionalism, friendliness and care of the fight stewart to see anything bad."

Pros: "flight delay for more than an houe"

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Great"

Cons: "Same above"

Pros: "Friendly staff, good food, comfortable length seats. Deplanijng and boarding was fast."

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

Pros: "Food, service"

Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There wasnt anything that i didnt like"

Pros: "Everything.they all assist you and helped u out to look and store your hand carry-on."

Pros: "The flight attendants were great. Food good and drink service also."
Cons: "Boarding was a joke. They were very sure to make you feel inferior to business & first class. And then the boarding was a cluster. A Korean culture thing I guess."

Pros: "Food was excellent. Flight attendants are very courteous and helpful too. Plane was very spacious, I love flying with Korean air."

Pros: "Had a fantastic time, it exceeded my expectations."

Pros: "Except for crying babies, all is well. Commendable"
Cons: "Same food every year after year"

Pros: "I liked everything!"

Pros: "Bibimbap not available. Crew checked in our carry-on despite having space above our seats (Carry-on was not checked in during Chicago to Seoul trip). Unresponsive entertainment system. If this was only a ICN - MNL flight this is overpriced since it feels like a budget airline."

Pros: "First of all, you should not be charging a cancelation fee for unforeseen circumstance such as health problems. Second of all, I have not received a response yet from the emails I have been sending. It is extremely hard to call your hotline for foreigners."
Cons: "Refund policy"

Pros: "The attention to detail and excellent service was better than I had expected. I was especially impressed by the stickers the cabin attendants used to notify sleeping passengers upon waking up that the meal/drinks were still available upon request."

Pros: "Flight was full but still comfortable."

Cons: "We are delayed for 2 hours"

Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "long wait for our baggage to be released to the conveyors after we had arrived"

Pros: "My special meal request was honored and was quite tasty! The plane was comfortable--seats to lavatory!"

Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"

Pros: "Everything!"

Pros: "Everything was great. The only suggestion I would like to make on another topic is the cost of an extra luggage. Compared to another airline I use (Eva Air), I find the Korean Air extra luggage cost much higher."

Cons: "Great flight everything smooth - the food is fantastic I flew economy and received excellent food. The employees are very friendly and the plane was a recent model Boeing very smooth."

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

Pros: "The 787 is fantastic. First class feels in the economy. The food offering is also first class. Service is amazing."
Cons: "Serve the cold soba for all meals. :) Love it."

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

Cons: "Food was great, flight attendant were very friendly and helpful and eager to make sure I was comfortable, ANA rocks as a awesome carrier; my goto airline when it’s time to cross the pacific again"

Pros: "I had 3 seats to myself, and I was able to curl up and get a good 2 hours sleep without being disturbed. Thank you ANA. Crew was lovely and friendly."
Cons: "Well they could have given me a free upgrade but I can live with a row to myself, kidding. When the ticket counter opens the agents stand in front of the podiums and bow and say a greeting (I think it was in Japanese). They need to get their timing better. So not much."

Cons: "Seat cushion could have been softer"

Pros: "The crew was wonderful. Polite and professional. The meals were very good for economy class."
Cons: "The seats felt like there was no padding in the seat. The back was fine."

Pros: "The crew was amazing. They were all very nice to us."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The seats were substantially more cramped than the other flight."

Pros: "The crew was amazing! The food was really great! And the entertainment was fantastic! I would absolutely fly with them again the next time I book a trip."

Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "The way they board"

Pros: "Crews are very helpful and always have a smile in their face. Comfortable seats and entertainment system are very nice. The only thing that makes us not satisfied was the food, for 10 hours flight there’s only 1 main dish...Totally I like their service."
Cons: "The food was not enough, we felt so hungry before arriving."

Pros: "The Japanese food was fantastic - individual Japanese food selections which I wondered if would be good turned out totally amazing - well done!"

Cons: "Fellow passenger didn't stay in his space , would prefer flight attendant to inform kindly"

Pros: "Great crew and comfort for economy class."
Cons: "Food could be better"

Pros: "The stewardesses were kind and courteous, attending to every need with a smile."
Cons: "Not vegan/vegetarian options for meals. Also if you are able to upgrade from economy seating, do so! Your legs will thank you for it. L"

Pros: "The staff are so friendly and helpful. The seats in premium economy are perfect for long flights and the food was great."
Cons: "Nothing bad"

Pros: "Economy seats were spacious and same size as Economy Plus seats of United. Clean. Crew was amazing, helpful and friendly."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Smooth boarding and smiley staff."
Cons: "No tv/ intertainment on the plane"

Pros: "Staff were very helpful and the food was good."
Cons: "The place where we at, the aircon/ fan is not working, my husband and I tried but still not working, uncomfortable feeling for a long trip , prior to this we had a long walk to find our gate number because it's in the new building. Our plane delayed so we arrived late at Tokyo causing to missed our plane connection then the crew helped us( very accommodating) for our transfer from Narita international airport to Haneda International airport with Limo bus, 1 & 1/2 hour ride with our luggages and waited for 8 hrs to be on board in a different airline."

Cons: "Enjoy the free money, cause I didn't go on my flight. Work had me cancel my vacation a month ago. I tried to cancel, but it wouldn't let me. I tried cancelling through the insurance I purchased on it and they said they couldn't either (even though cancellation was covered in full)."

Pros: "The food and courteous flight attendants."

Pros: "The crew were helpful and nice. It was comfortable."
Cons: "The food was horrible. The movie selections were quite limited."

Pros: "Very efficient, friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "Food was gross."

Pros: "Service, Cleanliness and Overall Quality"
Cons: "We got lie flat cubicle seats on the way out but just tilt seats on the return, both on new 787's. After a 11 hour flight in lie flat cubicles and connecting to a standard recline BC seat is a bit painful."

Pros: "ANA use the Boeing 787 for this leg of the journey. This is the best plane flying in the air right now."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Pros: "Good food, seats were comfy enough for a 4.5-hr flight."
Cons: "Better Hollywood options for entertainment."

Pros: "Attentive, very prompt when I indicated that there was condensation drip from the cabin roof. Vegan/vegetarian food was well prepared and staff were very knowledgeable with food choices and options."

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

Pros: "service from crew"
Cons: "chaotic boarding process/queue. connecting flight gate is quite a walk from 1 terminal to another (went down 3 floors of escalator ride and a distance tunnel walk - on a tight connection time (after a delayed departure/arrival)."

Pros: "Food & Entertainment"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, very friendly staff."

Pros: "Flight left on time, service is good and also good entertainment options. Food is a bit so-so frankly but not bad."
Cons: "They take a long long time to let economy class deboard on arrival even after the doors are open. Biz get off first naturally but the staff are sometimes chatting to them for a rather long time."

Cons: "Our seats are much less comfortable with very little leg room. My daughter couldn't recline her seat."

Pros: "Food, staff, and entertainment."
Cons: "Tight space and the tray was on the dirty side."

Pros: "Food and movies options."
Cons: "Not enough help to put my carry on on the overhead luggage storage."

Cons: "Lounge is full and food in lounge not spectacular. Ground crew unfriendly"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. The food was generous and very good"
Cons: "There really wasn't anything I didn't like"

Pros: "Polite attendants"
Cons: "small leg room......"

Pros: "The flight crew was definitely the best part of the flight! Not only did it seem that all the flight attendants were highly attractive - but, they were also extremely attentive throughout the flight AND they did it with enthusiasm & smiles! What a remarkable group of service professionals!"

Cons: "No individual air conditioning. Centralized AC got hot. Old plane 777 Once I got to lax, there were no guide on getting to domestic connecting flight (united). After getting pampered with awesome ANA service, you get slapped with horrible united customer service."

Cons: "No foot rest=back pain"

Cons: "Delayed flight an hour and a half"

Cons: "Nothing, everything was as expected"

Pros: "ANA is always prompt, even when there are delays. The flight attendants are always kind and polite."
Cons: "Today's flight was delayed and set back arrival by twenty minutes."

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "Not ok"

Pros: "Treated with respect and calmness."

Pros: "On time,no delay. Food is good. Crew is concerned about passengers when I request to change to an aisle seat,though my request is not fulfilled. I still appreciate the crew's effort."

Cons: "Didn’t even take off!"

Pros: "Everything great!"
Cons: "~"

Pros: "There’s a reason Qatar Airline is one of the top 10 airlines! Other airlines feed you pretzels and charge you for a blanket. Qatar feeds you numerous times throughout the flight and everything is as great as travel today can be."

Cons: "they cancelled by booking just before hour depature.."

Pros: "Crew was great. TV Entertainment system was excellent."

Pros: "The crew, the seat and catering"

Pros: "Just as I thought it could not get any better The service was perfect. The privacy was superb and the comfort allowed me to sleep for a good while."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Cons: "The airline demaged both of my completely new suitcases. They both had TSA approved locks. One of the suitcses has a missing wheel, another one ripped zipper and missing lock and it was wraped in plastic. A few items were missing from that bag."

Pros: "Great service onboard!!"
Cons: "Checkin at Zurich!!!Waited two hours in line to weigh in... Staff was friendly but not enough staff"

Pros: "The service was excellent & food satisfying."
Cons: "The liquor variety could be better."

Pros: "Everything?"
Cons: "Nothing?"

Pros: "It is so far a cut above the American carriers. There’s no way to compare them, because Qatar Airways is so far superior. The seats are far more comfortable and larger, the amount of legroom is far superior, you have much more personal space, and the craft is cleaner. Flight Attendants are fantastic! They provide excellent personal care, and are there for everything. They are supremely polite and courteous, and bring things in mediately. Very often anticipating your needs. This is what flying used to be like on United and American. But those people have completely forgotten what service is. Qatar is a 5 star airline. United and American, to my view, are 2 star at best."

Cons: "I didn’t like the spicy food"

Pros: "The food"

Pros: "Nothing was spectacular."
Cons: "No lounge in Philadelphia took my Priority Pass. On the flight, the woman in front of me threw her chair back without asking and almost had hot coffee all over me. When I asked her to put her chair up, she got mad. She went to staff to insist she could put her chair back. I showed them that I was indeed in a back brace for a health condition and that I needed opportunities to move and shift, cross legs to release tension, etc. Staff sided with the rude woman, who, given the chance to move to an equal seat on the opposite aisle where she could recline, refused to move. I was very frustrated and have never been treated with such discrimination regarding my health concerns."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "too hot called groups too fast for boarding"

Pros: "Overall a good service with good food."
Cons: "When flying from New Zealand to Doha, we departed Auckland at 15h25 and due to the time zone, most passengers body clocks would have been expecting sleep within a few hours. However we were flying West and thus into daylight. Sadly the window seated passengers were not asked to close their window blinds to block out the sunlight and many were left open. This made the cabin very bright and a difficult environment in which to sleep. Too much advertising before the on board videos, but otherwise content was good."

Pros: "decent leg room. the staff was accommodating"
Cons: "the brea was har. some of the food was overheated thus making it hard to eat"

Pros: "Qatar has the best crews. The 777-300 is the most comfortable aircraft I've ever flown on, and I'm always in the cheap seats. Plenty of food."
Cons: "Some of the food dishes weren't appealing to me. But I get that trying to please everyone with everything on diverse international flights is impossible."

Pros: "The service on Qatar airways was excellent as always. The seats were comfortable and the flight attendants provided a 5 star service throughout the flight."
Cons: "The playlist for the movies was old and needs to be cycled more often to allow the passenger greater selection. There were an adequate selection of tv shows however these were limit d to only a few titles."

Pros: "Entertainment and food was good."
Cons: "Long flight from Doha to LA."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "They do not provide hotel service even in a 11 hour layover saying the ticket is pomotional. If that is the case, why they sell tickets on promotion? Cheap mentality"

Pros: "The flight went well, from boarding to landing."
Cons: "We were informed at origination that we would be put up in a hotel in Doha. Online and also at check in desk. When we arrived in Doha we were directed to a desk for hotel booking. After waiting inline 45 minutes we were told we don't get a hotel with reduced economy fare."

Pros: "the flight was empty and lots of room to get comfortable snacks and food were good boarding was easy"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Need good wheel chair service."

Pros: "Great service. Courteous staff"
Cons: "Outdated IFE-overhead screens. Biz customers get iPads preloaded with movies"

Pros: "Excellent service from the crew. Flight on time."

Cons: "Out dated inflight entertainment system"

Pros: "Great Cabin Crew, the pilot was extremely talented and landed very well at a low speed so as to not wake everyone in Nagpur up."
Cons: "seats are a bit tight"

Pros: "Crew welcomes"
Cons: "Bad takeoff and landing"

Pros: "just enough time in Doha between flights. Not too long not too short!"
Cons: "Asian vegetarian food can be of better quality."

Cons: "While stay in Doha the did not give any food vochcher for 21 hours what they think no body eat in 21 hours I go to counter they refused next time I will not travel"

Pros: "My husband and I recently traveled from New York to Bali Indonesia for our honeymoon. We were upgraded to Business for all four of our flight segments. The flight attendants were incredibly friendly and courteous and were actually surprised when we only ordered one drink and one meal at a time! The food was phenomenal, especially for an aircraft meal, and no matter what I was in the mood for, they had it."
Cons: "Boarding in New York was not organized. Those traveling with small children or needing assistance were not boarded first, nor were Business and Economy boarding from separate jetways."

Pros: "Great selection of movies and tv shows"
Cons: "I had to ask for everything. Crew members kept passing me by for food service and drink service even though I was awake. I had to tap/call them each time they passed by. It turned into a joke among me and the people sitting next to me. Entertainment screen is too dim even on highest brightness setting"

Pros: "The plane number one is very good but the onther one to cairo is good not like the first"

Pros: "The seats recline far enough tonsleep good Good movie selection Good tv selection although more episodes would be nice"

Pros: "The courtesy and efficiency of the crd, an acceptable level of comfort inf the economy class."
Cons: "Food below average, command of the entertainment screen not convenient."

Pros: "Mi única incomodidad es que el vuelo iba repleto y fue imposible dormir en ese mínimo espacio de un asiento. Pero eso no es culpa de ellos, supongo..."

Cons: "Food was below average Could have been better for elderly people.. Boarding: No wheel chair assist. asked for 2 wheel chair assist - for myself and my spouse..but got for only one.had to wait till last min at boarding where tickets where issued as no one was available..hurried in last min to security gate."

Pros: "Good spacing. comfy seats."
Cons: "Staff were just not aware of clients needs. walked passed without even glancing to see raised hands, etc"

Cons: "The seats are terrible."

Pros: "The crew, they were very pleasant and good about taking care of our needs."
Cons: "The middle console video went out on my husband at the end of the flight, while he was watching a movie. This also happened on the earlier flight from Singapore to Doha."

Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous and helpful, the flight left on time and even arrived early"
Cons: "Seat 10H, the transition from coach to business class could be designed a little better so the service carts don't hit the seat occupant when they move between cabins"

Pros: "Crew Boarding"
Cons: "Food Not so comfy"

Cons: "Terrible. Awful. Could not possibly recommend this airline to anyone."

Pros: "The entertainment choices were great."
Cons: "We sat in front of a row of children who kicked the back of my seat for 13 hrs straight. We spoke to a flight attendant about it early on in the flight, spoke to the kids and spoke to the parents. Then spoke to the kids and parents mid flight. And then spoke to them all, including a flight attendant towards the end of the flight. The issue was never resolved. We asked to change our seats but could not. We asked for the parents to trade seats with the kids and they would not. It was the worst, most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken. And I fly regularly for work and for pleasure. It was an absolutely horrible experience. I was actually in tears on the flight because I was so tired, uncomfortable and frustrated."

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Way to crowed and...you know how u see the clown car in a circus...this was a clown plane...seats are horrible just all together a frustrating flight..."

Cons: "As I missed this connection flight we were re routed to Cairo then Larnaca. We landed at 6:30pm and didn't get to our hotel until 8:30. Missed my friends wedding. It was a disaster. As a Qatar airway member I feel let down and am disappointed with the lack of interest shown by the airline in relation to an apology of any kind. What can be done about it. I've booked a trip to be a part of my friends special day and instead get to the reception as guest start leaving. I also get fined from the car hire company as they cancelled our hired car due to a no show and have ended up with a less inferior car as that's all they had left. No real apology given si is like to know what are you doing about it?"

Pros: "Attentive staffs, shortest time on flight connection."
Cons: "My seat couldn't recline"

Cons: "Wish there were more English instructions spoken. It was mostly Thai and Chinese."

Pros: "Food was slightly better than the previous flight."
Cons: "Same lousy headphones. My seat had a led rest that made it harder to get in and out, and wasnt usable due to the close distance to the seat in front. What was the designer thinking? I missed the drink service if there was one, never saw water going around until right at the end. . ."

Pros: "Phone charging, laptop socket, nice legroom and smart recline system means legroom gets better when the guy in front reclines. Toilets clean. New aircraft, attentive crew. AIRBUS A350 IS THE BEST!!!"
Cons: "Food okay could have been better. Entertainment system excellent but television shows section could have been better."

Pros: "Wide variety of entertainment choices made time go much faster."

Pros: "The ability to select a special meal prior to flight was fantastic"
Cons: "At times the flight crew were incredibly hard to hear/understand via the intercom."

Pros: "Love China air. Comfortable. Lots of movies. Food okay"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth since I was sky priority"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats. Crew was just did their job. Nothing to smile about. Less frequently came out to offer on a 15 hour flight. Entertainment was weak, especially the Indian section when there are so many Indians traveling... just a basic, cramped up, not to smile about flight."

Pros: "Great space between seats in economy class . Yellow lights felt much more pleasant than the florescente lights most flights have."

Pros: "Seats were as comfortable as expected. Staff tried to help you find one with no one next to you to help. Lots of blankets and pillows."
Cons: "Food and drink abundant but not great."

Cons: "Flight was delay"

Pros: "Quick easy boarding"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "End to end experience, was not informed in advance when we purchased the tickets in regards to the baggage when in transit flights"

Pros: "good service and food but A330 is too old and small"

Cons: "Thieves cut the lock on my luggage and robbed me of valuables during my 2 hr layover in Bangkok. Spoiled my trip"

Pros: "Great food"
Cons: "Need more leg room"

Pros: "The service, the food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfortable and relaxing!"
Cons: "-"

Pros: "I like the boarding styles and the crew"
Cons: "I didn't like that we had to wait for one guy cause he was late. I also didn't like the little room we have to streach."

Cons: "Frigid cold"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and service was great on all China airlines."
Cons: "On this particular plane it was very uncomfortable. It was extremely noisy (the plane not people) and the exhaust was so strong it made me feel so sick, nauseous and from what I can tell others felt the same. This was the only plane that was like this of the four planes I took on this trip. The rest were excellent overall. Thank you."

Pros: "Good and friendly service, comfortable seat"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was good at safety check, general cleaning in lavatory."
Cons: "The boarding process were mess for both flights. Lack of direction."

Pros: "It was very organized ."
Cons: "Nothing ."

Pros: "First of all, china airlines cancelled my original flight and put me in one 6 hours earlier, I had to change around and pay for changes to my other flights to make it work. Then 3 days before I depart they cancel another flight and don't even offer me one on the same day, they didn't have any. They put me on a flight 17 hours earlier that threw my schedule so much I had to hasltle with them, book anoth r airline and lose another few hundred dollars. To say china airlines is awful and unreliable is an understatement. it is the second time this has happened to me, the appearance of cheaper fairs is never worth the trouble u will have with china airlines or any of its affiliates such and china eastern. Thy have old planes, funny rules about phone use and just awful customer service and disregard for people plans and changes that they make. Never book China airlines. You will regret it I promise you."
Cons: "First of all, china airlines cancelled my original flight and put me in one 6 hours earlier, I had to change around and pay for changes to my other flights to make it work. Then 3 days before I depart they cancel another flight and don't even offer me one on the same day, they didn't have any. They put me on a flight 17 hours earlier that threw my schedule so much I had to hasltle with them, book anoth r airline and lose another few hundred dollars. To say china airlines is awful and unreliable is an understatement. it is the second time this has happened to me, the appearance of cheaper fairs is never worth the trouble u will have with china airlines or any of its affiliates such and china eastern. Thy have old planes, funny rules about phone use and just awful customer service and disregard for people plans and changes that they make. Never book China airlines. You will regret it I promise you."

Pros: "Better couch legroom than any of the US carries I have flown overseas. Newer plane and attentive flight crew. There was a decent movie and entertainment selection and the meals were reasonably good. Crew was very attentive to keeping the bathrooms clean, which on a long flight is a very nice. Checking staff in Los Angeles to insuring the comfort of a taller customer was excellent."
Cons: "Flight delays, but they where at the gate to insure I made my connection."

Pros: "I fly to South East Asia quote often and have tried a a few airlines. China Airlines has been the most consistent in all aspects. On time, ease of flying, on board entertainment. I will continue to look to use this Airline in the future."
Cons: "The food could be better. Maybe offer an American choice?"

Pros: "the trip was good"
Cons: "8"

Cons: "Boarding left on time, but there were staff members frustrated and yelling at passengers to get on the plane. Normally I am not a picky eater, but I could not eat the food on the flight. It tasted like dog food"

Pros: "The entertainment was excellent, there were so many choices to choose from, it made the long flight less stressful....The Boeing 777-300ER was smooth and quiet for a twin aisle plane of its size. Lavatory was clean most of the time"
Cons: "Even booking 3 months in advance, we could not select the seats. Our seats were assigned while checking in. Thus our family of 3 had to sit apart from each other."

Pros: "The second plane was lovely, with an outlet, comfortable decor, and awesome entertainment system. The first plane economy was roomy for an over seas flight compared to planes I have been on in the past."
Cons: "Airlines could not check me in their system without me having a return ticket, which I did not need for Indonesia as I was receiving a visa upon arrival which does NOT require a return ticket. I was told this as the flight was boarding, so I had to spend $$ on a last minute flight in a panic to anywhere - that I couldn't get a refund for just so I could board the plane."

Pros: "Crew are courteous and efficient and food was good"
Cons: "Check isn't organized at all"

Pros: "Staff was wonderful! Very friendly, attentive and courteous! Food was good."

Cons: "Food was not that great. I expected more in premium ecconomy"

Pros: "Good service and facilities"

Pros: "I particularly appreciated having so many employees assist those passengers (including me!) who needed to connect in Tapei with the flight to Bangkok. Our flight arrived a bit later than scheduled, and I was concerned that I would miss the connection to Bangkok - but our connecting flight was held for us, and several employees were available to direct us to the correct gate for boarding. thank you all!"

Cons: "Flights were delayed taking off from LAX and Taipei."

Pros: "Nice crew, decent food"
Cons: "Seats even narrower than the 777-309ER"

Cons: "Boarding at SFO was confusing since attendance gave wrong information so that we kept sitting to wait for our turn. And it ended up kind of disordering. Airline needs to improve this small process while customers waited for so long to board."

Pros: "Everything was exceptional"
Cons: "The flight was delay and this the frist time I ever been delayed in my flights experience."

Pros: "Comfortable, great service, two free check ins, and free movies. I also got whole row to myself. Absolutely pleased!"

Pros: "Boarding was well organized and the crew was very nice."
Cons: "The seats are VERY narrow in economy and very little leg room. They turn on all cabin lights when serving meals at very odd hours during the flight. No individual fan vents and this flight was very warm."

Pros: "Courteous and professional staff. Excellent food service."
Cons: "Seats were not that good. Needs upgrading."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Taipei is a nice airport to make connections through, with amenities on par with Seoul. Seemed much cleaner and more relaxed than other airports in the region that I've flown through in the past, such as Guangzhou or Hong Kong."
Cons: "Flight departed 25 minutes late, but Taipei is a nice airport to make connections through. Still had to go through security between arrival/departure gates, but lines were short at our time of night. Crew seemed a bit tired, since this seems to be the last leg of their shift before rotating out in BKK before the plane goes on to Amsterdam."

Pros: "This flight was great and the attendants were very good and professional...awesome time..."

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

Pros: "See Above"
Cons: "See Above"

Pros: "Seats were a little better."

Pros: "Like the family couch , able to lie down."
Cons: "Flight Delayed."

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