Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to London
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Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.
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Visitors from San Francisco will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering London.
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to London: most visitors from San Francisco may enter London but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
An average nonstop flight takes 13h 50m, covering a distance of 5362 miles.
There are 218 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and London per week, averaging 31 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to London from San Francisco were found on British Airways ($121) and TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($295), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($356) and Multiple Airlines ($503).
Air New Zealand (3 times daily), British Airways (2 times daily), American Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From San Francisco to London, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from London back to San Francisco , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: London Southend, London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow or London Luton.
If you are flying into Gatwick Airport but planning on staying in downtown London, the easiest way to travel between these two destinations is by taking the train. The Gatwick Express is a popular option, as the entire journey only takes 45 minutes and it stops at several major stations in the city center.
The Leonardo Hotel is a stylish 4-star choice that is directly adjacent to London Heathrow Airport and only a 25-minute drive from the famous Windsor Castle. The Renaissance London is less than a 10-minute walk to the airport and is a 20-minute drive from the Royal Botanic Gardens.
If you would like to store some of your luggage or personal items at London Heathrow Airport, stop by the Arrivals wing in either Terminal 2, 3, 4, or 5. The employees at the luggage desks can keep your items for up to 90 days and can charge you both daily and hourly rates, depending on how long you plan on keeping your things there.
London Heathrow Airport is home to St. George’s Chapel as well as 4 different interfaith prayer rooms. Each of these prayer rooms is open during standard business hours and they are available for all travelers, regardless of their religious affiliations.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Love love love this airlines! I wish the US carriers were like this!"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "We were delayed for quite some time with no explanation."
Pros: "Requested for a aisle seat. Done without any issue. Very good food."
Cons: "Airport in Istanbul"
Cons: "The aircraft arrived late in Istanbul for the connecting flight to Egypt causing us to miss out flight which made us wait 5+ hours in the airport which was a huge inconvenience."
Cons: "the boarding was delayed and i missed my connection flight and have to stay 8 hours for another flight."
Pros: "Timing. Food and service"
Cons: "Unanounced delay of about one hour due to long unexplained route"
Cons: "Cabin temperature was very cold"
Cons: "The booking experience was exceptionally bad. Never again through you."
Pros: "Personal Travel bag"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating, oldish plane, depressing colour combinations in the plane. Plane lavatory was dirty"
Cons: "Deplaning and boarding at Istanbul. There were no gangways. We were made to get into a bus in heavy rainfall. We were drenched by the time we got into the next plane."
Cons: "Istanbul Airport: Overcrowding at Arrival / Transit Terminal Way finding-poor signage for transit passengers"
Pros: "They offer 3 meals"
Pros: "Stewards and stewardesses were friendly and very helpful."
Pros: "Had ti spend while night in the Istambul airport. ...."
Cons: "No connection till following evning"
Pros: "The services was excellent."
Cons: "Delay around three quarter an hour."
Pros: "Comfortable and uneventful flight - just the way it should be!"
Cons: "No no WiFi. Boarding time was late. Took over two hours. Management staff in the office was inconsiderate and rude."
Pros: "Service, Media"
Cons: "Seat room, very tight."
Pros: "I upgraded to business class at a somewhat reasonable fare ($999.00) additional. Experience was much better than in Economy."
Pros: "First time I've had a gift in economy! Very minimal, but nice! Food was very good - especially for airline food. Crew all very nice, and pre-flight in SFO was efficient and pleasant."
Cons: "I'm a wheelchair passenger, which was a DISASTER in Istanbul!. It took nearly an hour to get to off and to passport control. And on the plane, it was very uncomfortable because of so little leg room. To get out of the window seat to go to the toilet was as bad as it gets, because of row in front with reclined seats - only possible to scoot across in sitting position. Not easy....!"
Pros: "Great food!"
Cons: "The aircraft looks a little old."
Cons: "Too small legrom."
Pros: "Very friendly and willing crew."
Cons: "Sound through headphones could be better. Hope to have free onboard internet one day!!"
Pros: "Staff are EXCELLENT"
Cons: "Internet was spotty."
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "hostesses not so courteous"
Pros: "Worst airline ever"
Cons: "Worst airline ever."
Cons: "Everything was pretty good."
Pros: "Could put a bag under the seat. Advanced AV options. Food was OK."
Cons: "Cabin was too hot. I complained and they adjusted it. The seat really doesn't go back much at all."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "No bed to sleep in"
Cons: "Noticed that you made NO announcement that you were boarding the plane whatsoever both to London and on return. NONE"
Pros: "It is just superb"
Cons: "Wheelchair assistance is the worst when we fly with Turkish Airlines"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "My suitcase is dirty and full of grease on the side"
Cons: "Several TVs were not working. While some were repaired the TV for my viewing did not work. Though it was set right it failed raw weal times."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "No leg space for tall people, alas"
Pros: "We purchased coach tickets and were surprised at how nicely we were treated!! A very classy operation!"
Pros: "The seat was good"
Cons: "The crew was not at all good, I had to call them so many times for one thing, not at all managed well"
Cons: "Staff not fluent & clear in English"
Cons: "Wedged into a middle seat in economy between two guys who were each 6'2+...very uncomfortable!"
Pros: "Kind. Generous. Competent. Thank you."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like"
Cons: "Didn't have a dinner option available.......ran out of chicken for dinner"
Pros: "The usual efficient, friendly WestJet crew. Nice to fly in one of the new Dreamliner. Super smooth landing."
Cons: "Overall it was good"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No entertainment at all, read the brochure a few times"
Cons: "My seats were preassigned and at 24 hour check In you have to pay to change from economy to economy into a available seat. Make no sense and is rude. Very disappointed in WestJet and I’m anElite member."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "Minor point. They boarded the plane very early. We got to the gate 1/2 hour before departure, and were almost the last ones to board."
Pros: "The plane was nice and quiet, and the crew was lovely."
Cons: "It was so cold!!"
Pros: "I did not make it on the flight as the time was given was 5:35 and the flight left at 4:00."
Cons: "I was not given correct information and being a very novice traveller did not check the information."
Pros: "Crew were very caring. Seats were OK"
Pros: "Did not fly. But delayed by a while"
Pros: "Comfort, timing. Customer Service!"
Cons: "Technically problems with lightning on board."
Pros: "Crew were great, service was spot on."
Cons: "Plane was old, seat didn't recline, no tv screens in front of seats, temperature was freezing (but in fairness I was at the emergency exit) and worst of all NO MEAL?? ON A NINE HOUR FLIGHT? Arrived very hungry."
Pros: "Neriande (who issued the boarding passes & took checked bags) and her colleague At the check in desk were amazing - actually going behind the scenes to find a gate checked bag that had been wrongly named and was headed for Toronto when we were headed to LONDON GATWICK"
Cons: "Faulty weather radar on a stormy evening cancelled our WestJet PREMIUM ECONOMY flight. After deplaning and waiting for all passengers without checked bags to be rebooked, we eventually were on our way by car from LGA to JFK airport to meet a British Airways ECONOMY flight with only minutes to spare"
Pros: "Excellent all round. Good price. Nice seats. Excellent staff. Good boarding and disembarking. Highly recommended."
Cons: "It does not have free food and entertainment, but for the price this is acceptable."
Cons: "The food was extremely mediocre for an $18 meal."
Pros: "Staff were helpful and smiling. Good value"
Cons: "We needed a better choice of food"
Pros: "Clean planes, positive and a bit funny attendants, easy in boarding. Service that is wonderful."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff. Boarded and got off quickly. Clean airplane."
Cons: "I felt cramped in my emergency exit seat, especially having a larger size person sit next to me. My seat was not comfortable. Being tall provides no advantages on westjet. Had to look down at my phone the whole time for entertainment, neck hurt. Wont fly again"
Pros: "Kind helpful staff"
Cons: "That you have to pay for entertainment and food on long haul flights"
Pros: "The low cost"
Cons: "That which comes with low cost, you get what you pay for"
Pros: "The stewards and stewardess were fantastic."
Cons: "Its a little cramped in the seats."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour and then after landing baggage took a long time to come in. There were a lot of people gathered by the time baggage arrived and caused chaos."
Pros: "Loved WestJet! They are the best airline, always super friendly"
Pros: "staff on airline great"
Cons: "Lost my luggage hopefully I’ll get that tomorrow. Airline charged me 70 pounds for that. Staff at customer service were not helpful at all."
Pros: "Great staff. Fast boarding and deplaning."
Pros: "Hi. I actually am glad that the company is following up because I was having a hard time finding an email to contact. I actually came to kayak to book my ticket for Friday to go to London however when I got to the airport it says it was for Monday. Because I had to be at London the next day for a wedding i had to buy another ticket for almost 1000. I also couldn’t contact u so I’m emailing now. I didn’t get on the plane for west jet because I am already in London. I also have a screen shot that shows me that my flight details were for Friday however another email shows me that it’s for Monday. Even the workers at th airport were confused and felt strongly bad for me. I would like a full refund as well. Thank you. Please contact back. 416806-6530 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled due to WestJet reasons (plane was not safe to fly) the following evening the flight was supposed to depart at 7pm we didn’t take off until 10:37 pm causing an arrival of 940AM into London instead of 7:23AM primarily because the crew they chose for this new flight was coming from Montreal so we had to wait for them to arrive."
Pros: "Staff was good"
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Lack of maintenance. Seats did not recline, seat in front of me was broken. No reading lights available. One washroom became inoperable. Just showing a lack of maintenance or cost saving measures until new planes are delivered. Not a great impression for a carrier striving to compete against Air Canada. I would say they are competing with Air Transat."
Pros: "We survived"
Cons: "On an 8 hour flight there’s no complimentary meal. I paid for a meal and it was worse than free plane food and starved for the rest of the trip. The chairs were horribly uncomfortable with no lower back support and we were not even given pillows and blankets. There was also no free entertainment. I rented a tablet and had it taken away an hour before landing while I was in the middle of a movie. I might have been ok with that if the flight attendant had politely asked for it back rather than rudely waving and pointing while I stared at her blankly trying to figure out what she wanted. Next time I’ll pay a bit more for an airline that respects its passengers and our comfort."
Pros: "Excellent Flight to London"
Cons: "Typical Econofare - pay piece meal for everything including a checked bag."
Pros: "Free upgrade and gate check!"
Cons: "No checked bags or meals for economy passengers"
Cons: "Pre-ordered meals are costlier than those purchased on board. The crew explains it by saying that they give some extra food just before landing, in lieu of that but what they give is too meagre and its not the customers choice."
Cons: "My ticket/reservation was not found by WestJet. I had to buy a new ticket. Flight Network or Emirates screwed up. I will need you and them to reemburse me. Please investigate."
Pros: "Landed 10 minutes early. Good landing in tough conditions"
Pros: "Stewardess let me change seats to a cooler part of the cabin at the back of the plane."
Cons: "The air temperature in the cabin was too hot."
Pros: "Comfort, friendliness and ease of travel with Westjet"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "Basics of chips or pretzels as one food offering"
Pros: "Friendly, polite crew. Well organized boarding"
Pros: "comfortable seats friendly crew"
Cons: "no entertainment system, fee for renting tablet not enough room in overhead no complimentary food or drink service"
Pros: "smooth, on time"
Pros: "Helpful polite staff. Many great movies and tv shows to select from."
Cons: "Trying to sleep in an uncomfortable, small, non reclining seat."
Pros: "The flight is decently cheap"
Cons: "Everything else is not really pleasant for a long distance travel. I've never felt more uncomfortable in my life during a flight. But i suppose you get what you paid for."
Pros: "food was good"
Cons: "Delays in connection flight, arrival gate and departure are far away and no help from airlines."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy, and the gate attendant was quite friendly."
Cons: "Very rude crew members; delay leaving YVR. Instead of being honest and upfront about having to leave an HOUR later--and also lying by saying that we'd be flying into Gatwick in only 8.5 hours as opposed to 9.5--they made us wait in our seats while the craft supposedly waited for food to be loaded. The best line was, "Our plane will be landed an hour earlier! But because London doesn't like it when we land early, we're going to wait here for a while on the tarmac so we make it there on time.""
Pros: "Everything was shipshape and organized. Every crew membe r we talked with seemed knowledgeable and friendly. Good value."
Cons: "You have to download an app to watch movies/tv. There is no food served (transatlantic flight!) unless purchased 48 hours beforehand."
Cons: "Plane needs to be upgraded, don't charge for meals or baggage"
Cons: "Terrible airline, they charge for everything, but don’t give the client good service. I was yelled by a worker because I was having difficulties scanning my bag at the self-scanning-and-uploading-your-luggage that you pay $100 dollars extra Per bag. I don’t like this airline."
Pros: "My first part of the flight, from SFO to CPH, was good. It was the second part that was terrible."
Cons: "SAS never emailed the second boarding ticket and there was no agent at the gate to help me print one. I paid $20 days in advance for a front aisle seat (6E), but was boarded last (group H) and had to put my carry-on in aisle 26. The stewardess was very rude and seemed racist towards me."
Cons: "Its simple. Turns out i had to pay 360 dollars for my baggages which was hever specified in the time i was purchasing tickets cause they said im flying without and i can come back with. Who is flying without baggage intercontinental for 1 month? And 3 baggages didnt arrived. Thanks"
Cons: "Seats and spaces seemed a tad smaller and less comfortable than other airlines"
Pros: "Excellent and professional crew members"
Cons: "Nothing, the flight was smooth, most enjoyable"
Cons: "The food offering"
Cons: "SFO-Copenhagen was cancelled. Only hint for that came from Kayak which I didn't even use for booking (I used Flyus). Sas and Flyus didn't notify us and sas customer service had to actually use 5 min to verify that flight was cancelled after we called them. That left some poor rebooking options. Anyway, I am very disappointed how Sas didn't notify us. It would have been even nastier if we had got to the airport before realizing that flight was cancelled."
Pros: "For a middle seat, it wasn’t bad"
Cons: "The seat I selected was changed. I selected 45C and was assigned 54 E Upon check-in. Why? An aisle seat vs middle seat when I paid full faire is unacceptable. Also it was not made clear that I would have had to pay to check luggage. $120??!!!! I always carry on and this could have been easily avoided by not bringing gifts. Again, $120?!!!!! On top of an $1100 flight? You have to be kidding me."
Cons: "Delayed flight - 2 1/2 hrs. No advance info. Departure gate change after check in. No Info at original gate. Unfriendly staff. No apology. No explanation for delay. Food substandard, even for cheap airlines."
Cons: "Got asked to leave my seat in row 3 for one further back because I couldnt pull up my ticket mid flight to show it was my seat. Their system had me in another row so I missed out on the extra service offered to that row."
Cons: "Limited selection of movies No food choices No snacks offered during flight First European airline to fall below the standards of US airlines"
Pros: "Being on time"
Cons: "Unfriendly crew"
Pros: "Seats are pretty comfortably and spacious for economy class (I’m small though, so take that with a grain of salt). The lunch was pretty solid, would have preferred a hot breakfast. The vegetarian breakfast was grilled veggies with fruit and yogurt on the side, kind of a mish-mash of things."
Cons: "- Would have liked a better breakfast - More entertainment with subtitles (esp foreign films) - More entertainment selection"
Cons: "I would like more checked baggage allowance."
Pros: "Aisle seat"
Cons: "Nothing was complimentary"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Luggage lost or misdirected and VERY poor effort in getting it delivered to me, once found. I still have no clothes, shaver, toiletries . . . or confirmation on when/if delivery will happen. Just simply disrespectful!!!"
Cons: "This has nothing directly with SAS, but since I experienced it during my flight there, they are responsible of it. I was waiting for the flight at the OSLO airport waiting for the flight to LONDON. I had ample time to work on my computer. In the big room by the gate there was only one spot where I found three electrical sockets hanging from a pillar or post. To my dismay none worked. My plug would fall off from each. To document, I took the pictures of the useless sockets... I complained to the lady at the boarding desk (she left before the SAS staff moved in), she did not even care... This experience frustrated me and turned an otherwise pleasant trip into a bitter one. Please install some working sockets in your waiting room! Flight SK 809 Confirmation: LN9M6O Departure: Oslo & other airports (OSL) Arrival: Heathrow (LHR) Time: Sat Dec 2 2017 3:05 pm CET - Sat Dec 2 2017 4:25 pm GMT Peace, Edip Yuksel +1 520 481 1919"
Pros: "This is obviously a very well-run airline. Boarding was efficient, the crew were warm and professional, and the overall feel of the aircraft was very Scandinavian-cool. I was most impressed with the meal service. We were served twice on our 9 hour flight, and both meals were hot, healthy, and the best I’ve had during a flight. The passenger in front of us was having a hard time with her sinuses, and the flight attendant (whose name I wish we had gotten) was very attentive and concerned for the comfort and well-being of the passenger. She insisted on doing anything she could to alleviate the woman’s difficulty. It is clear that the crew care about the passengers’ experience."
Cons: "We were unable to sleep at all during our overnight flight and landed pretty exhausted. Our seats were comfortable (complete with a moldable headrest to keep your head from bobbing around) but we felt too upright to fall asleep. The passenger in front of us reclined, but we were concerned about reclining into the already tight space of the passenger behind us. So we weren’t able to sleep, despite trying to get comfortable/somewhat horizontal. It seemed to be a mixed bag of asleep and awake passengers on the flight, so some people were unaffected by this issue."
Pros: "On time, easy boarding"
Cons: "The flight was nearly full and everyone seemed to have at least two cases. This caused lots of jostling for space in the lockers"
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Boarding was shambolic and the 737 is not as nice as the new A320 in terms of comfort or amenity. Boarding was all over the place - and the gate agents clearly need extra people around for a full flight. One person for 170 ppl didn't feel right."
Cons: "They only offered tea and coffee for free as a drink and nothing anything more, and were not kind at explaining this."
Pros: "Crew were excellent, had a row to myself, luggage turned up quickly"
Cons: "No landing cards given!"
Pros: "The plane from SFO to Coppenhaggen was modern and clean. The flight crew was friendly and efficient. I would fly with them again."
Cons: "The seat was not well padded for the bottom.@9 m"
Pros: "This wasn't a very long flight and I didn't eat or drink anything so there isn't really that much to say. But I can say that nothing was a problem at all"
Cons: "There were no problems"
Cons: "Unable to select seat/baggage until 22 hours before flight because not booked through SAS. Thought bagged was checked in online and had to pay More than the cost of the flight. Flight was delayed due to mechanical problem. Cabin very warm throughout flight."
Cons: "Flight delayed so that would not be able to make the SAS flight. Therefore had to switch flights to go to CHicago instead. But initial flight was booked under alaska--but boarding pass unable to be printed from any of the kiosks and we were told to talk to American. American didn't know anything about it. THen stood in Assistance line for 45 minutes to be told that we needed to talk to VIrgin American. They rebooked us on to American, which then promptly was also delayed for several hours, and we thereby missed our connection. Throughout the process there were no customer service representatives either in person or on the phone who were remotely helpful. Overall, worst travel experience of my life."
Pros: "The food was very good surprisingly"
Cons: "Again the seats are too tight and they should not be allowed to recline"
Pros: "Passenger and Hannibal and Ben, crook with cop father. Excellent movies"
Cons: "Faster arrival"
Pros: "A340 just had a remodel. No media boxes installed under the seats taking up foot room"
Cons: "Out of all the staff on board they did not give me and a few others those blue customs form, so we made a huge line and when we got to the agent he told us we had to go all the way around fill one out and then come back. The attendants new that those were necessary why so many yet not one made sure we got them lousy service. I wish we got a crew that wasnt so insecure and cared more about providing a good service instead of caring so much over their appearance. I rather have good efficient staff what they look like doesnt matter to me."
Pros: "It was a pleasant flight with friendly service. Boarding was smooth and efficient."
Cons: "Food choices and limited entertainment. I know that SAS need to remain competitive, but strict limits in drinks seems a bit cheap."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice selection of movies. The best price at that time."
Cons: "Crew attitude was not pleasant: no smile, no "you're welcome", as they were robots. Food was terrible."
Pros: "paying extra for more legroom"
Cons: "Everything, small seats, lack of variety for movies, poorly trained staff, lost baggage, delayed flight and missing connection. SAS has dropped in quality"
Pros: "Comfy and good movies!"
Pros: "they let us sleep, keeping the light and announcements off during most of the flight"
Cons: "staff at the gate kept changing my seat without my consent. i had reserved a seat online and they ended up seating me aomewhere else."
Cons: "Not even one bag was included!! And to add a bag is extremely expensive!!! Paid five hundred dkk for one bag!!! Terrible service as well!!!"
Pros: "Quick boarding , no delay"
Cons: "Flight attendants were not so friendly and as entertainment the movies were outdated."
Pros: "Flight was Ok"
Cons: "Left till last to board flight. Case taken from me. Asked continually when I wld be taken as I am 83 and recovering from major operation. Told 45 minutes before flight but was taken 10 minutes ahead. Rush has left me very upset."
Pros: "The Boarding was fast and the Entertainment ok"
Cons: "Minimal Service Southwest style. Not the best international trip."
Cons: "Disorganization and unpreparedness."
Pros: "Flight was fine, cr"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Entertainment comfy seats"
Cons: "Food could be better chicken too spicy for kids"
Pros: "I was informed by email the evening before my return flight back to London that the flight had been cancelled. I tried calling multiple SAS offices overnight, and finally reached someone the morning of my flight and was rebooked to a different flight, via Berlin. When I got to the airport the booking hadn't been updated, so I had to go through the entire process again with customer service. Because of the flight cancellation and the difficulties rebooking, I was not able to book my luggage so I was charged a penalty fee at the airport when I was finally checked in for the flight via Berlin, and paid much more for my bag than I should have."
Pros: "Flight was breezy, no complains. Nice staff Food leaves room for improvement but over all a pleasant experience But please read below"
Cons: "So you lost my luggage.. These things happen. However.. If someone pays 8 k for a one way ticket you might be able to come to the conclusion that it's an urgent trip as is. And respond or /and follow up so that I know what to do as far as cancel all things and /or max out my cc to get the things I need. Nothing from you, no word. No one picking up the phones. 8 thousand dollars worth of silence."
Pros: "Friendly crew, the plane was Very new and had wonderful screens for viewing entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "Smoothest landing I have ever experienced! The one rating for food and entertainment is because you don't have an n/a tab on your site."
Pros: "Thanks to the staff while checking in my luggage I was able to check my bags directly from Stockholm to Mexico City via preventing me to loose a lot of time in London where I was supposed to check in and out because I purchased my trilp in two different segments"
Pros: "Had a fantastic flight and the crew was nice."
Pros: "one of the worst airlines I have traveled on. Will never fly air lingus in my life."
Pros: "Friendly crew Excellent movie selection Soft blankets Clean bathrooms"
Cons: "The “American breakfast burrito” tasted like the cardboard it was warmed up in No email updates sent to check in or enter international traveler information (eg, passport number)."
Pros: "Non stop flight, boarding"
Cons: "Food was terrible and seat comfort is bad"
Pros: "The staff are always lovley"
Cons: "They lost my bags and 5 days later I still don’t have them.. traveling alone with a baby for Christmas.. all my gifts were in that bag so Christmas is a bit of a loss.. I find it way to difficult to get refunded or reimbursed for my loss"
Pros: "seats were uncomfortable and why dont the armrests go fully up? it made sleeping difficult"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "We thought we were flying British Airlines. The seats were extremely uncomfortable. Foodcwss not good"
Cons: "Late boarding and had to wait 20 to 25 min in tge plane before tge doors of the plane finally opened."
Pros: "Aer Lingus service was good and efficient from check-in to arriving."
Cons: "Little time in Dublin to get to our connecting flight to Lyon. Security check was understaffed with long queues."
Cons: "The chairs are so uncomfortable!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by two hours. The one of the crew members - I think his name was Gerry - was quite rude and negligent: for example he did not give an infant life vest to our baby saying that it won't be needed..."
Cons: "The flight attendants were helpful enough, but they did not offer as many drinks as I like. Breakfast was only coffee, tea or water. No juice at all."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. The staff was extremely friendly. The games on the video screen weren't bad."
Cons: "There was a technical problem with the plane at our gate when we landed, so we were on the tarmac for an hour waiting for a gate to open. Video choices were limited, and Internet was extremely overpriced."
Pros: "Staff where unbelievable nice and kind"
Pros: "The crew was great once aboard, the food was well above average for airplane food, the drinks were reasonably priced and the entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Attempting to check in online the day before was a nightmare and after half an hour on two different sites and an hour of speaking to very rude customer service reps for both BA and Aer Lingus, we were told we just had to check in in person. The check-in line opened fifteen minutes late, the woman who checked us in didn't answer our questions because she was busy talking to her friend. Once on the plane the Airbus seats were truly awful and should not hold a person for 10+ hours. The wifi also never worked."
Pros: "Great choice of movies and TV shows."
Cons: "The underseat area for storing carryon is SMALLER than on my last trip in Aer Lingus. My simple backpack which has always fit under would not this time."
Pros: "Cabin crew very professional."
Cons: "Stop making the seats smaller, narrower, and closer together, food was awful."
Cons: "At checkin the crew at Aer Lingus claimed that they could not issue a Gate pass, which is offered by all other airlines at SFO."
Pros: "The staff were welcoming and friendly. They kindly reminded us of safety, but also due to me not making up my mind for drinks I asked for a ginger ale later in the flight and the staff were sweet enough to give once they finished what they were doing. They also were good at accommodating when my partner was unsure what food he would like and gave a good suggestion. Thank you, the Sheppard’s pie was delicious."
Pros: "The seats were more comfortable than flying on a Dreamliner. I like the 2-4-2 layout."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants were very unprofessional and I could hear them in the back while taxiing for take-off complaining about the job. The food was terrible and was served 3 hours after take-off. Every flight I've taken to Europe has at least had extra water bottles in the back of the plane and this flight had nothing. However, my flight from DUB to SFO was great. The flight attendants were happy, the food was good and they had extra water bottles in the back of the plane for everyone to use. I think the service suffers significantly on flights to Dublin from the US."
Pros: "Great Plane, Fantastic service. Did their best to take care of us. Provided us with vegetarian meals and requested and plenty of drinks, including wine and beer."
Cons: "Boarding a bit disorganized, but this seems to be an issue with most flights."
Pros: "The economy seats are more comfortable than average transatlantic flights on other airlines, albeit far from perfect. The meal was nicer too. The crew both onboard and on land was nice and attentive."
Cons: "The entertainment system is slow and the selection of films to watch could be better."
Pros: "Crew was very considerate."
Cons: "Two hour flight delay small aisle/seats."
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "Food and drink service were very bad. Not enough water throughout the flight. And that is what keeps us healthy in long oversees flights. They ran out of bottled water. No decent healthy snack choices, just airline pretzels. Very sub par for an internatiinal flight!"
Pros: "Better not serve this burrito who does not look like food if you read the ingredients."
Cons: "The seat was to narrow once the person in front of me recline her sit. Luckily the plane was not full and was able to seat somewhere else."
Pros: "Flying overnight across the U.S., and then the Atlantic, to Dublin would have been very difficult if not for the accommodations and service provided by Aer Lingus. The reception was warm and comfortable. The in-flight food and service was perfect. The environment was conducive to sleeping during this red eye flight."
Cons: "I have no complaints, to be honest. The flight attendants were so welcoming and accommodating to every request. They were efficient and quick to respond to my questions and requests."
Pros: "Prompt Rebooking. The new schedule was better the original schedule with fewer connections."
Cons: "My original flights from Dublin to London and London to Munich were cancelled. The booking agency Webjet did not inform me about the cancellation. I noticed changes to my schedule three days before the flight and requested a rebooking. The entire leg to Munich was rebooked by Webjet but again I had to call and ask for an update since they don't issue a second round of confirmation emails."
Cons: "One of the on flight crew members was extremely rude, ignoring repeated request for coffee - skipping my husband when she was offering routinely in order, didn't respond to several calls after she skipped then gave him water, acted annoyed when he reiterated he wanted coffee like everyone else. Also insisted my sleeping 7 yr old upright his chair for beverage service when everyone around us had their seat reclined(the people around us were all Caucasian btw) and she didn't seem to feel the need to remind them."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and accommodating to me, my wife, our 3-year-old and 1-year-old for both legs. The planes were in good shape and everything was on time. The balthrooms were clean and felt spacious. I didn't eat the dinner because we ate a large dinner before the long flight. I did tasted it and it was good. The selections of movies was also very good."
Cons: "Thw system they use for in flight entertainment was a little glitchy."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 2 hours. They also lost my luggage. Very poor and rude customer service."
Pros: "The flight attendants on board were nice. The ticket counter woman at SFO who put my luggage on another flight should have read my itinerary. A colleague at work said aer Lingus loses luggage and this is exactly what happened."
Cons: "The 1.5 hour delay to board the plane; the fact that my luggage went astray."
Pros: "Dublin airport easy to transfer Price was top I did not eat the lunch"
Pros: "The plane was clean and seemed new enough. The flight crew were all pleasant."
Cons: "Leg room is atrocious. Food is sub par even fornairline food. The drink cart should be brought around more than once. My entertainment centre was off or in disrepair for large portions Of the flight, and the plug on tomcharge the phone was not only in a difficult place down. Wtween seats but was not functioning. I paid for an internet connection I couldn't use be aide of a dead phone."
Cons: "No snacks nor drinks offered at night. Breakfast was meager."
Cons: "I made my reservations for British Airways and the flight was by Aer Lingus."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Are Lingus seems to have gone down hill. No water during the night. Seat didn't recline; cramped seating; no overnight comfort packet. Two entertainment screens didn't work. Very poor user interface on British Air's web site. Difficulty checking in on line. Unable to request vegetarian meal. Not the kind of service I have come to expect from British Air."
Pros: "Comfort. Missed connection and reassigned to next flight easily. Short delay."
Cons: "Luggage was delayed and delivered 24+ hours later to our hotel."
Pros: "Fantastic flight service"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Cons: "Lost luggage for three days. Had to buy clothing. Staff seemed dismissive when I went in a search on the third day back to the EDI airport. They said they didn't have any information about it and that it was probably in Dublin. Later it showed up at my hotel with no call or notification. Not acceptable. Probably will avoid Aer Lingus in the future."
Cons: "The food was terrible, could not consume."
Cons: "Entertainment options VERY limited! Plane was freezing the entire flight."
Cons: "Inability to choose seats. Flight attendants come around infrequently and so quickly you can't even ask for a water."
Pros: "What did I like? Not much."
Cons: "What didn't I like? The food, it was poor. The entertainment system needs repair. Small seats. Seats to close together, front to back, especially on an eleven hour flight. The crew trying to sell the captive audience extra food and drinks."
Pros: "All crew members were friendly and courteous. The gluten free dinner was good."
Cons: "The sound on the on board entertainment system was not good at all. It was difficult to hear the dialog."
Cons: "Shopping was not avail on the plane"
Cons: "It would have been great but my TV was not working properly and had intermittent sound. The flight attendants tried to fixit to no avail."
Cons: "Entertainment system old and slow"
Cons: "There wasn't any notification prior to booking process, with regards the need to get visa from the airport where I should be transiting for 2 hours only. After I booked and paid for nonrefundable, unchangeable, uncancellable ticket, I got an email asking me to get a visa in order to be able to transit for only two hours in Toronto airport. The visa takes at least 2 weeks, and my travel date was only few days ahead!. The rough lady in air Canada, plus the bad service and advise by the travel agent who advised not to take any action as it is only 2 hrs transiting and I won't be in trouble, all of that makes me not to recommend anyone to use your weird website. I had to stay 20hrs in the airport to book for another flight."
Pros: "Both British airline and Aer Lingus service was 5star. and kayak did its job they made reservation super easy."
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable, plenty of leg room."
Cons: "Food trays left for 45 mins. This was premium economy Check in took forever even though I checked in 3 hours before departure. Didn't seem to be any staff near self serve check in screens to advise passengers."
Cons: "Simply everything"
Pros: "Love the A380 it’s smoothness quietness and spaciousness. The experienced mature crew were excellent."
Cons: "Food quality and selection. I"
Cons: "Missing one suitcase and it will be delivered a day late supposedly"
Cons: "Club World is a super dated product. The tech is old and you are uncomfortably close to your neighbors. Also even when you buy a business class ticket British Airways makes you pay to reserve a seat in advance if you don’t have status with them. That feels over the top for a premium customer."
Pros: "The crew was so incredible, the safety video was funny, the food was DELICIOUS, the accommodations were above and beyond. Comfortable, great movies, relaxing. First international flight and now I’ll always use British Air"
Cons: "Nothing. This has been the best flight experience I’ve ever had."
Pros: "No complaints at all"
Pros: "Good entertainment."
Pros: "Arrival into Heathrow was unsatisfactory."
Cons: "Wheelchair request was ignored"
Pros: "This was the right size airplane for the long trip very comfortable."
Cons: "They lost our bags. Many of us on board. And they didn’t give us tracking numbers to follow-up. Argh"
Pros: "wonderful crew, good enough food, wide entertainment, seats as good as can be expected, great plane, great flight, great crew, on time and safe and arrived in good spitrits"
Cons: "as always, rather crowded, seats rather tight,"
Pros: "The food, the staff and the free movie on the airplane."
Cons: "My American partner's passport expires 2 months after our return to the US. Unfortunately, the French issued a year ago the following rule: to enter France, the foreign passport must not expire at least 3 months after the return date. British Airways let us fly to London, explaining this to us, how it would be on us if there were problems further down, and that we would have to get our luggage in London. We chose to fly thinking it would be OK, we had listened to an online person who had had the same problem and the French later told him they would have let him in, also I am myself a dual citizen of France and the US, plus I am autistic, an invisible disability (in my case) that makes it impossible for me to travel alone. I usually do not even say it since not much is understood -by those who do not have it- on how to accommodate it However in London BA did not allow my partner to go on. Due to the fact yesterday was Easter Monday, the American consulate in London was closed. We have spent the night in a nearby motel and now, the next day, I am waiting alone back at the airport with our 2 large suitcases while my partner is at the American consulate. We are poor, do not have phone, currency or charger for England, and I do not do well with stress, so it is difficult. Now we cannot easily reach one another. We hope to be able to fly on a standby basis (that's what BA told us we could hopefully do) later today. Sorry for this long letter, I hope it does not bore whoever reads it (if it is even read :). Anne-Laure"
Pros: "I like that we didn't crash"
Cons: "They lost my and 5 other persons luggage! British Airways sucks!"
Cons: "Cold coffee."
Pros: "Only one layover in London"
Cons: "Emirates, Etihad flights I thought were a bit newer and better in terms of comfort and entertainment with more charging ports etc"
Pros: "Crew were good , food was ok."
Cons: "Flight delayed again so both flights to USA and return were delayed... not a great experience . Entertainment took a cou0le of hours to sort, they had to keep resetting it"
Pros: "Courteous, helpful and on time. Good price as well."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "The food was terrible."
Cons: "Arrived a day late and fly on an old plane"
Cons: "Fresh food"
Cons: "The screen was pretty big but quality pretty bad. Looked like 80s CRT. Also bad selection. Luckily it was a red eye flight."
Pros: "Crew and staff friendly and helpful"
Cons: "My sear was broken and couldn't recline on a 10 hour trip. They tried to fix it but couldn't.."
Pros: "The crew; very accommodating and polite."
Cons: "Nothing, really."
Pros: "I did not use the entertainment. The crew was refreshingly professonial, helpful, and cheerful [in a British way]."
Cons: "I'm tall and the budget seat was 'tight'. But it was to be expecdted."
Pros: "Food was good. I liked that boarding And check-in went quickly."
Cons: "The pilot flew too close to a lightning storm near South Dakota. Really bad turbulence as dinner was being served. It was quite scary and my wife and I lost our appetite. Attendants were also slow to pick up our trays afterward."
Pros: "Went by quickly and efficiently."
Cons: "More music choices would have been nice."
Cons: "After taking off in San Francisco flight got re-routed to Minneapolis because of a sick passenger on board. Caused me to miss my connection in London and the subsequent flight I was put on because of the delay. Spent 10 hours overnihht at Heathrow in London because British Airways wasn't giving out hotel vouchers just £15 in meal vouchers. Disappointing."
Pros: "We nisssed it due to British airways ineptitudeeverythubg"
Pros: "Storage bins next to seat in world traveller plus"
Cons: "Lack of seinking water and no toilet in the world traveller plus cabin - curtains divided off the area blocking access to any toilets!"
Cons: "More legroom would have been nice"
Cons: "It has been a week and British airways still hasn't delivered my suitcase."
Cons: "Food wasn't great."
Pros: "All great"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Pros: "The entertainment selection and the friendly crew."
Cons: "The seats on the first flight were incredibly uncomfortable. There was no leg room, the aisles were incredibly narrow, and the seats were so close together that my neighbor and I bumped arms throughout the flight, and neither of us are large people. That was our first flight on BA and unfortunately it will probably be our last."
Cons: "Seat too small. No free wifi in the XXI century? !!!"
Cons: "Could not do online checkin due to some sort of problem with their booking system, and as a result couldn't choose our seats on the long haul flight."
Pros: "Pleasant check in process. Long layover tags put on our checked bags On time"
Cons: "My bike was checked luggage and was late coming from London. It made me miss my alitali flight and had to spend the night in room."
Cons: "Wish water had been available For free London to Framkfurt"
Pros: "Everything no complaints"
Cons: "No copmplaints"
Pros: "This flight was for my mother. The wheelchair service was very helpful. The crew were very nice. The food was great. Will fly with BA again."
Cons: "On time and good staff"
Pros: "Pleasant, efficient and knowledgable staff."
Cons: "BA staff at SFO lounge have declared UDI and do not allow Gold Card holders into 1st class lounge"
Pros: "First time I enjoy flying , everything was very good"
Pros: "Friendly efficient service"
Cons: "Spent $2000 on a flight SFO to London / Toulouse, expected a better seat and experience. Plane was old, seats uncomfortable, food horrible. No snacks available in between two horrible meals."
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