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March Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 5% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,164 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$976 or less

Good deal one-way

$526 or less

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  • Book at least 2 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 Middle East is February.
  • Morning departure is around 19% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to Middle East

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,935 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"

Cons: "Missed flight due to unnecessary delays"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "flight was diverted an hour away for refueling because of weather over SLC. But SLC opened before we even landed at Grand Junction, CO. I had 8 mins to run between concourses to catch the next flight. My bags didn’t make the flight and have perishable food items. But it is what it is."

Pros: "Crew, exit row seat"
Cons: "Bathroom"

Pros: "Crew and plane are great"

Pros: "The crew was wonderful, the food was great, the ride was wonderful."

Pros: "Love Delta. They will always be my #1 choice."
Cons: "Seats aren’t super comfy, but that’s true of economy on any plane."

Cons: "Boarding took a long time"

Pros: "Great flight"

Cons: "Boarding the plane was a hassle as well as delays to Clean up and fix seat belts. Very u coordinated crew as well no one paying attention to what one was doing."

Pros: "Everything was great except for the man that smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta."
Cons: "A man smoked in the restroom on the flight to Atlanta, and I didn’t see ANY kind of repercussions for his endangering all of our lives. I would’ve very much liked to see him detained for the remainder of the flight."

Pros: "Nothing more to say!"

Pros: "Departing"
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"

Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"

Cons: "No will fi"

Pros: "Movies, baggage price, snacks, friendly! And check carry on when full fir free"

Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."

Pros: "Are usually fly international, and I really enjoy it. Flying domestic inside the US is bad because you never know when you will get flight delays, like we got. It wasn’t the fault of Delta, but it sucked."
Cons: "Small seeds, no food, the flight delay"

Pros: "Great crew on board!"

Pros: "Courteous staff."
Cons: "Having to check a firearm inside and having it looked at by non-tsa personnel."

Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch."

Pros: "Plane was clean, easy boarding, crew was kind and attentive."
Cons: "30 minutes late no explanations...."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Great service, free movies, nice crew."

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"

Pros: "More entertainment options were added. Thank you"
Cons: "It didn't fly fast enough. Jk. Not much to say"

Pros: "They kept me fed and hydrated the whole time, they let you watch brand new movies free, the seats are super comfortable. They allow a personal item and carry on at no extra charge."

Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Cons: "They delayed the takeoff because of catering, really over a half hour because you wanted to sell more sandwiches. So you make us late and the poor people who had connecting flight, it just does not make sense."

Pros: "One of The crew members a guy from Texas was nice"
Cons: "The female crew Members were taking loudly and a lot during the flight it was difficult to sleep as a result. The food was low and very very bad"

Pros: "That my flight was on time"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else about it"

Pros: "Nothing I can think of right away"
Cons: "Late arrival and late departure. Poor service in having my luggage be connected to my flight. Was under the impression that they would do that after I had called the day prior and once I got to airport they didn't do so"

Cons: "The flight was over 20 minutes early"

Pros: "Staff were all polite"
Cons: "The least amount of legroom I've ever had. The most cramped I've ever been and I'm 5'2 and fly a lot. Also for a 5 hour flight, I should not have been as uncomfortable as I was. There's less cushion than before."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."

Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."

Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."

Pros: "Everything was excellent."
Cons: "Cant get used to cookies and drink service on long haul flight. Do not care for salable food choices so packed a sandwich."

Cons: "Extreme delays"

Cons: "no legroom in a first class and expensive seat"

Pros: "The good the crew and the bed"
Cons: "The overheads were noisey and loud and made it difficult to sleep"

Pros: "Very easy flight & process"

Pros: "Flew in past no problem this trip seats were very close when person in front reclined his chair it touched my knees. Not enough leg room."
Cons: "Not enough leg room, knees hurt difficult to sleep. Also booked flight 3 months in advance so we could sit together as family. At gate they put my husband 20 rows separate from us. Surprised by this, I thought Delta was a better airline. Staff on plane was courteous and worked hard for entire trip."

Pros: "Liked the entertainment option. I was able to watch most of a movie on the first flight, then pick up the end on the second. B737-900 ER is a nice plane"
Cons: "Boarding sequence seems inefficient"

Cons: "The plane temperature was too hot from boarding to landing"

Pros: "The crew, and boarding quickly"
Cons: "The flight was packed. It was hot as we boarded. The seat was tight and uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No leg room, tight squeeze, charge for checked bags, no room for carryon luggage, bin compartments are too small"

Pros: "Good movie selection. Attentive crew."
Cons: "Lufthansa has poor boarding process causing a delay in our flight. Because our next connection flight (ALSO THROUGH LUFTHANSA) was in 40 mins per their booking, we arrived at the gate just prior to take off to find our flight had been given away and we had “missed” that flight. As a result, we were placed on a flight 4 hours later, resulting in a dangerous attempt at reaching our hotel at 11pm. Will never fly Lufthansa again."

Cons: "Orderly sitting of economy class passengers"

Pros: "Seat back tv’s"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours, food was mediocre at best"

Cons: "I was at the end of a long flight, so exhausted and feel sea sick. I cannot give good comments for this since it was short but a little bumpy flight , i almost throw up at the end."

Cons: "Food and seats"

Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing everything was great!"

Pros: "It was short."

Pros: "The crew was attentive."
Cons: "Boarding crew in EWR insisted that my small carry on had to be checked in. MANY passengers were able to bring on board luggage that was larger and clearly heavier. I don’t understand why I was one of the exceedingly few passengers pulled out of the queue to have luggage checked in. Food was sad."

Cons: "Broke my bagage"

Pros: "It was really nice having the bassinet for our little one."
Cons: "My wife encountered a rude attendant after simply getting up and asking for water."

Cons: "All great"

Pros: "the seating supports under the seats are truly ridiculous. impossible to store bags"
Cons: "seating"

Pros: "Standard flight and comfort."
Cons: "Food was absolutely beyond horrible...and the crew would run instead of walk down aisles to wherever their dedtination was."

Pros: "Worst ever"
Cons: "Poor service"

Cons: "No WiFi, seats had no cushion"

Cons: "a bit late"

Pros: "Lufthansa is a friendly airline but was unable to help with our problem because I had booked through Kayak."
Cons: "When I presented my passport at the counter to receive my boarding pass, I was told my passport needed to be over 3 months before expiration. It expires January 14, 2019. It is not written on the passport, nor mentioned during booking. I’ve been to Latvia four times previously and never heard this requirement. I cancelled the flight with Lufthansa who said I must call Kayak who gave me another number to call and that number then sent an email that said there was a $350 rebooking fee for each ticket, IF they decided I was eligible for rebooking. Yes, we got a great rate, but looks like wasted $ now. I will book directly with the airline in the future to ensure the ability to rebook."

Pros: "Best part was how Lufthansa took care of travellers whose connection time was short. They had ground crew waiting and who escorted us through customs, and then drove us to the gate. This is how passengers should be treated. ~ Excellent movie selection ~ Great flight attendants"

Pros: "Great ride in a big plane!"
Cons: "Flight was late and it seemed like every time we turned a corner we had to go through security again! Leg room in economy must be very difficult for a tall person...no leg room!"

Cons: "Food quality"

Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable and food was not great"

Pros: "Everything except that cookie!"
Cons: "I liked everything except the cookie. It reminded me of the low quality supermarket American cookies, way too sweet and flavorless. They used to give little sandwiches, excellent in quality!!! A cookie is good too, but a better one would do a great difference! It was early morning, who would eat a sugary chocolate chip cookie for breakfast? But otherwise, I would fly with Lufthansa again in a heartbeat!!! Thank you!!!!!!"

Pros: "Flight directly to Tampa"
Cons: "I did not like the passenger reclining their seat all the way back. this left me with no room to relax on a 10 hr flight"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Crew"

Cons: "Very little leg room, when perso in front of you reclines it’s impossible to open table"

Pros: "Crew was hospitable and flight was clean."

Cons: "We paid extra to have a bassinet as we were traveling with a baby. The entire row (a family) behind us was very sick, coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses the whole flight. As we were concerned for our daughters health, we asked the flight attendants if we could lmove to the bulkhead that was open at the front of the plane. They wanted to charge us $500 EACH to move, even though the seats were open. One of the flight attendants even commented how terrible it was for our baby to have a row of sick people behind us, yet they refused to move us. Fast forward, our daughter ended up getting sick during our trip to Florence, and now my husband is sick. As such, we’ve had to miss out on things during our vacation. It would not have been difficult to move us to empty seats in the front of the plane, so we could use the bassinet we paid for. This small gesture would have made our flight and our trip much better."

Cons: "One of the crew members was rude to me"

Pros: "I managed to get a seat in economy class upstairs on the Airbus A380-800, next to the window. Each window seat has a locker to stow all your in-flight stuff in and there is lots of legroom. I was impressed - that's saying a lot for a Boeing-lover. Crew was very attentive and always available."
Cons: "Boarding could have been better organized."

Cons: "boarding was late and chaotic and no apology from the airline"

Pros: "I enjoyed the sleep."
Cons: "No enough leg room for a slender Man of 5 foot 7 inches."

Pros: "On time-well organized!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Horrible experience. Stranded for 3 hours inside stationary flight, 4 hours in a long queue. Very very poorly managed. I slept on a chair in the cold weather. Atleast make arrangements for bad situations, apparently I was booked on another flight but they made me stand in a 4 hour long queue to find that out. Kiosk outside showed I was put in no flight. One of my worst experiences and rest assured if I’m given a chance I will never choose Lufthansa again."

Pros: "The movie selection"
Cons: "They ran out of food- I didn’t have dinner on that flight. We were almost 2 hours late to Dubai. I was irritated to say the least."

Pros: "Crew service and positive attitude"

Pros: "The crew, again, was fabulous. Boarding, once the stuffy wait was over, went quickly. They attended to every request with smiles, gentle humor, and without delay. Nonstop movies were a great help on this second of two long legs, and it was really nice to have control over pausing, replaying portions, and jumping ahead past sex scenes. A 10-sec forward button like the back button would be very useful to skip nudity scenes, there were families around us! The trip was as comfortable as it could be, given close proximity of seats. Appreciated the pillows and blankets, and frequent water and drinks."
Cons: "Boarding was pretty terrible - no instructions, go left, give up the water bottle we JUST BOUGHT even though it was still unopened (it had to be "sealed", still no idea what that means because the seal wasn't broken), and the waiting room was very stuffy! Seemed we should have been able to get air...? Boarding went quickly, though, thankfully. Breakfast was pretty bad, one of us just skipped it once opened because it was so unappetizing. Would have liked movie ratings to appear in the descriptions to save the risk of getting started on lame shows."

Pros: "Service was great"

Cons: "Flight was delayed. Neither United app nor in flight entertainment worked. Boarded way too early, then sat on the plane for over an hour."

Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Not there. Still in germany"

Pros: "Was no flight"

Pros: "service on luthansa was delightful"

Pros: "Only slight turbulence. Flight was only 10 minutes late."
Cons: "The choice of games and movies. Space too cramped, and I am only 5' tall!!!"

Pros: "Excellent service. Everybody from the crew up had smile. Very good atmosphere. I would definitely fly with up guts again"
Cons: "I'm 6'2 230 seat was tight for me but that is it"

Pros: "priority boarding, entertainment"
Cons: "aisle bulkhead seat: curtai separating business class from economy was hanging over my legs."

Pros: "Ample leg space. Friendly, efficient crew. Restroom area provided space for exercise."
Cons: "Food was fair."

Pros: "I am 6'1 so I wish could have afforded 1st class, but I am grateful to the desk staff who made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Great movies. Good food."
Cons: "The tightness of the seats!"

Cons: "We couldn't check in for the next flight when we departed from Oslo. Disappointed we had to wait until arriving in Frankfurt. Something about not being partner airlines."

Pros: "Our first flight was late. We were met at the gate immediately after landing and were brought individually and directly to our next flight behind the scene, including passport control. Excellent."
Cons: "I had booked both flights at least 9 month in advance. Was not given a choice of seats for the short flight. In the past that has not been an issue. This time the four of us, including 2 children, were seated in the back of the plane separate from each other. Not cool."

Pros: "Very good staff and service"
Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "This Transavia Airlines is not good at all."
Cons: "Many things cheaper does mean better."

Pros: "15 years ago I told myself not to fly Delta anymore. But these 2 flights Detroit to Amsterdam and back changed my mind. I enjoyed the flight very much and I'm looking forward to the next one."

Cons: "A little bit chaotic when they loaded two planes at the same time in a very tight space in Amsterdsm but this was most likey an airport soecific design issue and not a KLM issue. The flight was as good as can be expected fir an international flight. The staff was great"

Cons: "Seats in economy section are very close together . There is not enough room for knees...especially for such a long trip."

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

Pros: "Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable"

Cons: "The KLM crew are always great serving and treating you. Well above many other airlines."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"

Cons: "1. In Flight Entertainment 2. Controlled In Flight Temperature"

Pros: "Crew was helpful and food was very good"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on the flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam and this on top of a two hour delay in taking off which led us to have to literally run to our gate in Amsterdam to make the connection to Mumbai"

Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "The seats were a bit hard"

Pros: "Crew was very engaging and service was good."
Cons: "My seat was horrible. Right at the door, crammed, and no place to store my carry-on luggage."

Pros: "Food, entertainment and crew was exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Seats not great for such a long flight."

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

Pros: "The crew were very nice, food was tasty, seat comfortable and the entertainment great as well. Will be flying KLM again soon :)"

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

Pros: "They considered my reguest of vegiterian food."
Cons: "I have no complaints."

Pros: "Entertainment options."
Cons: "Service was poor, seat did not recline, and the food was terrible."

Pros: "The food rocks! I know that I will always be eating well with KLM. The staff is always so nice, professional and cordial...I always know I'll be in good hands with the flight. KLM #605 from Amsterdam to SFO---please pass the praise to all of them."

Pros: "Snooth and efficiënt with a KLM service"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "I am so grateful to have been provided delicious and filling vegan meals on this long flight. Thank you for offering a dietary option that is compassionate toward animals and contributes less to climate change! Now if only the planes were powered by clean, renewable energy... Hopefully that will become a reality someday very soon! Oh, and also the crew on this flight was exceptionally kind and helpful. Thank you so much!"
Cons: "I did not enjoy the turbulence, which I suppose is unavoidable. More importantly, I felt quite guilty about the greenhouse gas emissions of my flight. I have decided to cut down on my air travel as much as possible as a way of reducing my carbon footprint."

Pros: "Seats were very comfortable, food was excellent, the staff was very nice, cabin was quite and roomy."
Cons: "No outlets to charge digital devices, and need more bathrooms on board. I was able to sleep most of the 11 hour flight so I did not take advantage of the entertainment."

Pros: "The boarding was easy and you didn't have to wait inline for that long"
Cons: "KLM needs to upgrade the entertainment. It was very hard to see the images on the screen. The planes that KLM uses are old and they sure need to be upgraded."

Pros: "Good services!"

Pros: "Really friendly staff. Great service"

Cons: "Actually the Welcome on board announcement. The part where they special welcome loyalty program members. I do not get that... I am an explorer holder my self, but really?? so other paying customers are not as welcome. This is leftovers from the older days.."

Pros: "Short flight with good communication."
Cons: "Nil to complain."

Pros: "Good information and helpfil boarding."
Cons: "Has to wait in confined area fir nearly 2 hrs before boarding. No restroom or refreshments within that area."

Pros: "Due to lightening bolt strike our pre-Y2K era plane got switched out with a newer plane with modern media delivery at the seats."
Cons: "This caused a two hour delay in boarding and another 30 minutes on the JFK T4 tarmac. Same crappy headphones so it wasn’t the"

Pros: "The staff are the best European crews I have encountered. Naturally friendly, professional and fit looking. Nothing is too much trouble"

Pros: "The flight crew was nice. Plane departed/arrived on time."
Cons: "I paid €60 extra to sit in the emergency door seat to get more leg room but once.i was in the plane learned for more leg room I accepted a smaller seat next to a bathroom and no entertainment. I could not store my belongings near me. No power outlet to charge my devices for my own entertainment on a 7 hour flight. Dealing with constant traffic for the bathroom. I sat in the middle seat between two hours other men. It was a constant struggle arm space. After 7hours in the air I could not wait to get off the plane. If I didn't actually pay an extra €60 for the seat I may not feel bad but I feel like I might have been better off without paying for the "upgrade""

Pros: "The staff the facilities the food all ******. Will definetly look forward to choose both delta and KLM"

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Warm plane with happy staff."
Cons: "Maybe a second sandwich option for food, not everyone likes cheese."

Pros: "Flight was lovely, crew were friendly and very helpful and food was delicious!! We travelled with assistance for mum and it was excellent and we were kept updated all through the flight."

Pros: "Service impeccable!"
Cons: "They have one line of executive class after the kitchen and toilet, is very noisy."

Pros: "The staff at the front desk for the check-in were extremely helpful. I had a complicated issue with my luggage and they helped me to sort it out in the best possible way. Amazing service! Furthermore, the entertainment on board is great! Nice movies, nice food, friendly flight attendants, etc. They even offered me a second sandwich =)! I truly loved my experience with KLM."

Pros: "Usual professional and friendly service from my airline of choice for most destinations."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "old plane, tight and uncomfortable"

Pros: "staff was fine"
Cons: "old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless"

Pros: "Great crew service. Among the best ever."

Pros: "The flight was delayed by 40 minutes initially then a further 20 making it an hour late. Sitting at the gate there was then suddenly a last call to board the flight and a mad rush for everyone to get on. I appreciate that delays happen but the lack of communication ragardinh altered boarding times didn't make the situation any easier"
Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Speed, crew, and reliability."
Cons: "Food wasn't good, no entertainment or accessory plug ins, and seats were worn out! Not comfortable at all. Great leg room though."

Pros: "Loads of leg room"
Cons: "Loved everything"

Pros: "Seat space was good for a short flight, inclusive of free snack and drink."
Cons: "Too much overoverhead luggage."

Pros: "captain was great."

Cons: "Luggage (being handled by Air France in Basel) was first marked as delayed... nothing of the flight was in the end put on the belt and instead dropped off at Lost and Found. Ridiculous service since this was in no way announced to the people waiting for their suitcase."

Cons: "With skyteam elite status cannot select free upgrade from economy to premium economy unless it is 30hrs before boarding for this code share which is actually a KLM flight"

Pros: "Having exit aisle made a huge difference in comfort Crew were EXCELLENT"
Cons: "Food was not very good Tasteless and rubbery"

Pros: "The flight crew were kind, polite, and attentive."
Cons: "Bussing to the plane was a bit odd, but the crew remained organized in doing so. When we arrived to the plane, they had both entrances open so that those sitting near the rear of the plane would enter from the back. Plane was a little chilly, but I have come to expect that one most flights."

Pros: "Almost missed flight due to line at customs and having to pick up suitcase and check in again, they did wait for me though"

Pros: "The entertainment selections were great."
Cons: "The seats were a bit uncomfortable and the food was horrible (pretty typical of most airlines though)."

Pros: "The Dreamliner is the best plane I’ve ever boarded, it was used for this short flight."
Cons: "Could not check in online, had to get the boarding pass at the airport."

Pros: "ماشي حالها كرحلة قصيرة"
Cons: "لا يوجد تسوق حر على متن هذه الطائرة الطائرة غير نظيفة تأخرت الطائرة نصف ساعة عن موعد الإقلاع"

Pros: "ماشي حالها كرحلة قصيرة"
Cons: "لا يوجد تسوق حر على متن هذه الطائرة الطائرة غير نظيفة تأخرت الطائرة نصف ساعة عن موعد الإقلاع"

Pros: "ماشي حالها على رحلة قصيرة"
Cons: "المقاعد قريبة على بعض الطائرة غير نظيفة لا يوجد تسوق حر على متن هذه الرحلة وتأخرت الطائرة نصف ساعة للاقلاع"

Cons: "after one hour delays and half hour flight the rented aircraft had to fly back to the airport for technical issues , the next flight was seven hours later . During this time there was poor communication and terrible service. The inbound flight was also delayed for almost two hours and the same story of bad communication and worse service . I have been flying for a long time with RJ and I can say for certainty that its one of the worst airlines out there. I kept my hope all these years till I finally gave up. They will never improve or learn from their mistakes"

Cons: "Timing Even though the was rescheduled we flew one hour late. Shuttles from the gate to the airplane The airplane was bowred from yan airline and wasn't Jordanian"

Pros: "Overall service was smooth and simple."
Cons: "I couldn't turn off the personal TV, which made it hard to sleep."

Cons: "Four hour delay on route BKK-AMM, no apology or compensation. Crew not friendly. Food very basic."

Pros: "Great service"

Cons: "Flight was late."

Pros: "It is a great company by thier stuff"

Cons: "The delays"

Pros: "The meals came at good times."
Cons: "The seats became uncomfortable after some hours, had to sit on my pillow."

Pros: "comfortable"

Pros: "High price and no entertainment"

Cons: "The plane was severely outdated. Trays falling down all the time. Half the tv screens didn't work. The planes need a serious overhaul."

Pros: "Schedule was on time On departure crew were courteous"
Cons: "Lack of cleanliness, the crew did not walk the isles to take the rubbish from the passengers They did not pass by to sell duty free goods It would be nice if they upgrade free of charge frequent flyer members to business class when there are empty seats"

Pros: "Crew members were very nice to an old lady and i saw how well they took care of her"
Cons: "The agency to which kyak has directed me to purchase the tickets. They have lots of restrictions that could have turned my trip bad. I was very septic when i read their conditions for flight changes and process of registering credit catds. I don't recommend that kayak maintains this agent . Actually i have never purchased a ticket throgh them. That was the fist and last time"

Pros: "Calling out rows for boarding was extremely helpful and organized!"

Pros: "Very professional crew"
Cons: "Boarding and departure always very early. No audio-video"

Pros: "Crew cabin warmly welcome us. Very polite."

Pros: "Comfortable seats Flight was on time Schedule of meals- close to departind and landing"
Cons: "Poor VOD. During a 90 minutes movie, about every 5-10 minutes the movie stopped and I needed to reload the film"

Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "The plan was really old. It had ashtrays."

Pros: "Food was great. Service excellent. Plane was not full so there was plenty of space. We are not bothered by lack of alcohol during the day. Took off and landed pretty much on time."
Cons: "Entertainment system basically didn't work. The volume, even on maximum was impossible to hear. The selection of movies was also very limited."

Cons: "Please don't delay on boarding"

Pros: "I just love this airline nothing much else to say"
Cons: "they could let frequent flyers use mileage points to use the lounge even if they're not "silver". "blue" card has to pay."

Pros: "If you do have other alternatives its highly recommended that you do avoid flying on this airlines"
Cons: "Food is the worst thing you can ever imagine putting in your mouth. The seats are very bad,the space between rows are very little. If you're over 5` 10”,then it will be like a nightmare sitting at this flight."

Cons: "And to make it better. Allianz insurance didn't give me my refund."

Pros: "The food during the flight is very poor and especially the breakfast. I really expect to get better food . It's even worse in the business clas."

Pros: "Service"

Cons: "We waited at amman airport for almost 6 hours (3hours delay) for 20 min. Fly No one from RJ came to talk to us, explain us whats going on, give give us water/ voucher for food. Very bad service"

Pros: "Food was decent and the entertainment was good."
Cons: "Staff were unfriendly and unhelpful"

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process, nice person at check-in counter"
Cons: "I used the restroom in the plane before takeoff and the it was absolutely filthy. It was clear it did not receive any attention between flights. I was sitting in the emergency exit row and, during takeoff, the plane made a horrible, howling/whining noise that I've never heard before. Everyone was looking around and fearful. I fly often and this was the kind of noise when you wonder "is this where it all ends?" Not sure if it was the engine just outside or the emergency exit not being fully sealed but it was the first time in a long time that I've been fearful on a plane."

Pros: "The price a"
Cons: "The crew was very rude. the boarding was done by new staff, they look like Saudis, he didn't know anything and took half an hour too make the boarding, there was a long queue behind us, and it was cleared by an Asian staff who was very fast. The guy spent time joking with friends and asking for every step before we become suddenly the last people in the queue to finish their boarding."

Cons: "I've got 4 emails to notify me that my flight schedule changed all of them have different times. Eventually i have no idea what is the current schedule to my flight"

Pros: "In flight service"
Cons: "Small luggage space; no one at airport representing rj to give information. A sign showing checkin gate for rj should be placed"

Pros: "Very long delay. About 3hrs."

Cons: "The flight Cairo to Amman was delayed 4 hours. The the flight Amman to Cairo was cancelled and rescheduled 6 hours later. Impossible to make plans dealing with this airline"

Cons: "I missed a feature that other carriers offer which is having data accesible online"

Pros: "30k bag,"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The food was the best part of the trip"
Cons: "My family and i were being charged for unecessary things, for example changing our flight to a different time required payment, and when we got on the flight, the plane was half empty. This trip is also a connecting trip internationally, and never were we told we can only take 1 luggage, so we were charged for extra luggages and a reciept was no given back to us."

Cons: "Lost 3 bags"

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Lots of cabin attendants. Food better than expected."
Cons: "Could have been offered water more frequently."

Cons: "everything"

Pros: "The service in Amman Airport was a good one."
Cons: "The competitive prices with other Airlines are not all the time available. hope it will be close to others so i can keep flying only with RJ."

Cons: "The flight was originally delayed one hour and then all of a sudden there was an emails saying it had departed close to the original time. Everyone was confused and they never fixed the departure board. It showed the flight before was delayed and ours had departed but really it was the opposite. No one had any information. We departed hours later with still no concrete information, we just had to follow the people on our flight."

Pros: "First, RJ is a great airline, service is always good. Second, plane was a 787 which is the best in several ways including cabin ventilation and humidity."
Cons: "Why doesn't the new Queen Alia terminal have boarding through gates, you still have to take a bus to the plane."

Pros: "When we first booked our trip from New York to Abu Dhabi with a stop-over in Amman our layover was scheduled to last 4.5 hours. This was on the outside of acceptable, but for the price... we booked. After booking the airline made a schedule change which lengthened our layover to 8.5 hours; totally unacceptable... except... we had no choice since between the time of our initial booking till our notification of the scheduling change fares had increased by a good 20% or more. Rebooking simply wasn't a viable option financially. Fortunately, Royal Jordanian took care of us. When we arrived into Amman I asked on of the flight attendants if she knew of any earlier flights we might be able to be put on. She directed us to the Royal Jordanian passenger assistance station. We went there but were told their were no earlier flights... HOWEVER... the young woman at the help desk went above and beyond by issuing us a room voucher for the airport hotel - including a hotel lunch buffet voucher and shuttle service between the terminal and hotel. Furthermore, because we weren't leaving the airport property, we were issues free "layover visas!" This was our second time using Royal Air Jordanian and we will use them again."

Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "flight was delayed 2-hours, I pre-paid for a seat but was relocated to a different less convenient seat."

Pros: "Crew was amazing!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment"

Cons: "Seat antiquated, food was more economy than business"

Pros: "A very comfortable flight (with a full plane and in economy). The crew was clear, gave good instructions and were available to help. Even though the flight started bumpy, they will still able to complete service on a short flight."
Cons: "Despite my status with Star Alliance (Gold...the highest), I still was not allowed to take my roller carry on into the plane. There was plenty of space as they were allowing NO one in economy to take a roller carry on. Despite requesting it twice (I was at the end of a long, 3 day journey from the US to Harare) I was denied. This was unnecessary and spiteful to those of us who fly frequently."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "The boarding process was just a free for all. Could not get tv to work, no help from crew. It would have been nice to get our passport control forms on the plane, instead of at airport. Other flights comeng in had theirs."

Cons: "Just perfect"

Cons: "They could stand to update their planes. The entertainment system is outdated and on both flights, my boyfriend’s audio was broken. Plus, no USB charging ports."

Pros: "The plane was old and the seats were not very comfortable."

Pros: "given food and drink"

Pros: "The ease of boarding, flight was half empty so lots of space and confort, the seats are well spaced so lots of leg room."
Cons: "No entertainment, the tvs were not working."

Pros: "Some of the crew were nice"
Cons: "Entertainment did not work. Food was cold and terrible service. Plane was frigid. Toilets were a mess."

Pros: "I cannot say enough about the service from South Africa! Always smiling, always helpful and saying it’s their pleasure when you say thank you. It is top notch!"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"

Pros: "Clean and friendly crew."
Cons: "I’m tall at the seats we’re a bit tight. But not worse than any other commuter flight in the world."

Cons: "My tv was not working during my trip there and back. For a long trip like this i think this is not acceptable"

Pros: "direct flight"

Cons: "My entertainment center didn't work for the first 6 hours of the flight - along with virtually the entire plane. Then it worked but a lot of people's didn't, however it would skip 2-3 seconds every 5min or so."

Pros: "overall I like the flight"
Cons: "Inflight was bad,technical issues very often"

Cons: "Delays. Hadvto rush to catch connecting flight"

Pros: "Great flight great service good food"

Cons: "Good day. My wife and I were supposed to board on the above flight from Maputo to Johannesburg at 11:30am. For some odd reason the flight wad delayed and the plane only departef at 03:15pm. We had a connection flight from Johannesburg to Luanda (DT578 TAAG Angolan Airlines) wich we nearly missed. My luggage didn't arrive in Luanda. So far nothing wrong. Delays are normal. The major problem was the ground crew in Maputo who didn't provide proper information on time. Furthermore after landing in JHB no protection to late passengers in transit was provided. When disembarking I approached a lady at the bottom of the stairs and she didn't have our names on the list so we were on our own trying to find our way through the endless cue at the transfers counter. We made it but I'm sure Hussein Bolt would have lost a race against us. Shame SAA!!! This was the last airline in Africa I would expect a such unprofessional treatment. My ETKT number is 1187098323350. My name is Fernando Macedo and my wife's is Elsa Amaral. My cell number is +258843125748. Sincerely Fernando Macedo"

Pros: "Liked the flight crew"
Cons: "Hated the meal, hated not having power, hated the uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "The food and entertainment selection. Wine selection better on inbound flight than outbound from Accra."
Cons: "Disinterested affectwhilst serving; not offering drinks othe than the initial one. It is nice to be offered more. Coats from women not collected automatically as for the men. The PA sound was so poor I couldn’t hear most of the announcements. That is a potential safety hazard ! On my outbound trip the seat belt was faulty: another safety hazard."

Pros: "Direct flight was great, and staff was very friendly"
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work during the entirely of this 14 hour flight. Also, the staff didn't seem to come around frequently enough with drinks/water"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Airline dishonest and unhelpful"

Pros: "friendly staff and arrived on time"

Pros: "Superb services"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Too crowded."

Pros: "The crew was nice, were so easy to talk to and they were so hospitable."
Cons: "But I do not have appetite of boarding it again due to the rudeness that I was shown by those who were at the terminal 5. I was coming from Washington State. I boarded a flight from Washington to San Fransisco then from there to New York but none of these charged me the carry on bag. When I reached at New York they said your laws (south african airways) does not allow a person to have carry on bag and laptop bag. At this time I had already extra lagguage which I paid $200 and they told me to pay another $200 dollars for carry on bag. They were so rude to me they told me to leave the bag if I do not have money. I was stranded. I tried to tell them that I boarded two flight which they did not charge me. They said the flights has different laws. But when I was going to New York i used the same flight with carry on lagguge and my laptop bag. So I paid $400. When I entered the flight I was shocked to find that almost everyone had a carryon bag. I felt that they did that to me because I was black and they wanted to find advantage on me. I was so stressful because I had no where to go. I used Delta flight when i was coming to new york but I have never experienced this charges. Now international flight experiencing this horrible situation. . True paying $400 because I had carry on bag?? Am still stressful they took a lot to me. They did not gave me receipt. I asked them to give me receipt all what they were answering me was like "just go." I have never been in a such situation. That is why I said I do not have appetite of boarding South African airways again. Is it true that your laws doesn't allow people to have carryon luggage? If it is true why some customers had the carry on luggage?? my carry was small it was not 23 pounds. Am still feeling pain for what they did to me. I know the name of the woman who was rude. If you treat passengers like that, there will be no good. The complain customer."

Pros: "Had an exit row! (which I paid for). Everything was on time."
Cons: "See the title- IFE didn't work at my seat (and several others) which on a flight this long is unacceptable."

Cons: "Their aircrafts are dirty"

Cons: "They lost my luggage"

Pros: "It was a nice trip ,the plane was spacious and the seats were comfortable.."

Pros: "This is my second time using SAA,but this time was the best,the seat was good, the food was grate.."

Pros: "The downstairs lavatories are genius!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Cons: "The television did not work at all."

Pros: "Plane was clean and seats were comfortable. Staff was overall friendly."

Cons: "Chicken slightly undercooked"

Cons: "My luggage was "lost" for more than half of my trip and when I finally received it all of my electronic and various other items were stolen."

Pros: "It was a short 1 hour flight on United airlines."
Cons: "crowded overhead bins"

Pros: "The overall entertainment system had to be restarted and didn't come online until a few hours into the flight. Thankfully this was a red eye, so I slept for most of the 16hr flight, however I woke up with about 5 hours left and wanted to watch a movie and my tv didn't work properly. Resolution is poor on all the screens and the sound wasn't working properly with the headphones. After trouble shooting by switching seats and sealing out headphones several times, I gave up and read a book."

Pros: "Excellent flight, crew was very respectful and caring I will recommend my friends and family and everyone fly SAA THEY ARE THE BEST."
Cons: "I love everything the flight provided nothing was out of line, keep doing the excellent work"

Cons: "Seat divisions were like metal walls."

Pros: "Crew members were great! Food was top and great wine list to accompany that."
Cons: "Very limited choice on series as well as the movies are outdated. Also the size of the toilets it is a little cubicle where people can barely wash themselves properly in such a long flight. For such a long leg the seats should be more comfortable at the Business class"

Pros: "Breakfast was ok."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Accra, and no reason or explanation was given. As a result, some people barely made their connecting flights from Washington, Dulles airport."

Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Smooth boarding process leaving Dulles. I will continue to do my international flying through Dulles airport."
Cons: "Dakar airport and SAA airline is a mess. Way to many steps to board. We have to go through five unnecessary security checkpoints leaving Dakar. I would never fly SAA again."

Pros: "The fact that there were a few vacant seats helped with finding room to stretch out."
Cons: "The changing of the departure gate at the last moment.."

Cons: "Broken tv and chair didnt recline"

Pros: "The professionalism of the crew. The food is good. The flight-tracker is very good. The plane is clean. Overall, a very good flight."
Cons: "The cabin is too cramped for a 15-hour flight. The boarding process is chaotic; there was no orderly boarding system. The entertainment is not as good as one finds on other airlines. Navigating the system is cluniky."

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