The service is top notch, and they really make you feel valued and comfortable.
Seats weren’t clean. Screens need to wiped correctly.
Pros: "i was told i miss my flight by 5 min and and they told me they wil book mw next flight and gave me a phone number when i called the ph9ne number i was given they asked ms 1400$ more and that was for a week latter flight when i asked for atleast refund or flight cridet they dniede me and wasnt even want talk to me."
Cons: "make it right by giving me my flight cdidet oroney back aince i was dnied."
Pros: "Amazing crew, seats were super confortable. Overall top experience !"
Pros: "attentive crews, clean toilets"
Cons: "waited for 2 hours upon immigration clearance, not sure what was the issue. ground handling only updated there was a delay. baggage didn't get loaded onto carousel until 2 hours after landing. horrible"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and rebooking dealt with poorly"
Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding process, great Tv episodes selection"
Cons: "Staff was slow to remove plates after eating"
Pros: "Attentive and efficient"
Pros: "Crew amazing , cooperative"
Cons: "Doing great"
Pros: "Crew was great. TV Entertainment system was excellent."
Pros: "Crew were helpful"
Cons: "Luggage didn't make it onto flight, from transfer flight"
Pros: "Crew was really amazing."
Cons: "Wifi not working- huge disappointment. Seats a bit hard on A350. The overhead bins on the inside suitable only for tall people."
Pros: "The other two seats in my row were not occupied"
Cons: "The excessive and second security checking at Doha"
Pros: "I am very pleased to travel with Qatar airways. Qatar airways and Singapore Airlines are the best companies."
Cons: "I was a little bit annoyed with the staff at the Doha airport at the boarding gate because she did not let me get in to boardin in priority even though with my privilege club card, I do have to insist after the call for zone 1 to proceed for boarding."
Pros: "Qatar airways is the best company"
Pros: "Great service, friendly and helpful"
Pros: "The 17hr flight went relatively quickly. Much faster than expected."
Cons: "The long wait between flights and finding a scheduled flight before mine that I could have taken."
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: "They printed all 3 of my boarding passes for my connecting flights when I first checked in, made me worry about less"
Pros: "It was comfortable flight with a friendly crew."
Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."
Pros: "Wonderful airline! Very nice and friendly staff. I will fly with them again."
Pros: "Food OK"
Cons: "Massive delay over 15 hours! I was shocked. Once arrived, also luggage was delayed ADDITIONAL 7 hours"
Pros: "The older style seats are actually more comfortable for taller and larger people."
Cons: "The previous Qatar flight took 1.5 hours longer than originally stated and we had to rush to the connection without visiting the lounge. We missed out on the lounge on the flight down as well due to timing."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that on now 3 flights I have lost miles, as on every flight I have tried to sign on as a member or frequent flyer and on all flights, there were no entry forms. This is also after my attempt to complete one on line, which I have had no response to."
Pros: "Had the best flight experience of my life. Comfort, food & especially service was excellent."
Pros: "The personnel are what makes the airline so special. Everyone of them was so nice and so attentive to our needs. Great experience overall."
Cons: "So the seats while comfy are not as nice as the seats now on the reframed United Polaris and Delta and Air France in their newer planes."
Pros: "Great on board bar"
Cons: "They flight was moved up about 1 hr earlier. But no email/SMS/call etc. I totally could have missed the flight as a result! Why would they change it and not let passengers know?"
Cons: "On the second leg, my first choice option was not available. Instead I was offered what appeared to be a lurid pink yogurt, coupled with fluorescent orange 'juice', together with the Indian vegetarian option. The accompanying 'muffin' appeared to consist of the following ingredients: flour, oil. Suffers from the "African flight's don't matter" syndrome when it comes to level of staff and entertainment. I was expecting better from Qatar - back to Emirates I go!"
Pros: "Meeting me at the gate of the previous flight Driving me to the next gate all in a very hospitable atmosphere. Free sleeping pajamas Full food menu around the clock bed making service attention to detalis friendly air crew."
Cons: "Wifi is for a limited time and hard to figure out. toliettes get too busy during at peak times."
Pros: "Departed n arrived on time"
Cons: "Small old plane crow were tired I think"
Cons: "Seats in economy very uncomfortable for long Doha to LAX flight. When person in front of us reclines seat for entire flight, it is almost impossible to get out to stretch legs or go to restroom. At the minimum, crew should ask all passengers to raise seats during meal service as a courtesy to those behind them. This is done on other airlines."
Pros: "Food was great, good selection of entertaiment and movies, seat comfortable (even for economy class). Very friendly flight attendants. This was my first flight with Qatar and I'm now a big fan"
Pros: "Great flight - and definitely the best airline food we've had in a while"
Pros: "Leg room in economy"
Cons: "4am in the morning. I wish it was around 12 or 1am or 7am in the morning."
Cons: ",also I had to wait for longer time again due to less people for wheel chair assist.."
Cons: "No upgrades. Worst flight."
Cons: "Kayak/priceline re-booked my flight for my sister and I from SAA to BA, but failed to completely reissue us tickets. When we checked in for the flight, we had no ticket for the first leg of the flight, but we had tickets for the remaining flights. We immediately called to fix this problem, but due to slow customer service, we weren't issued tickets in time and the flight left without us. We missed all remaining connecting flights and were forced to buy New tickets. Now we have to work with kayak/priceline to get all my money back due to their error. We came back a day later than expected and missed going back to work."
Cons: "A lot of plains departing from gates grouped together and we had to sit on the floor while wainting to board after we have been travelling for 18 hours. Obviously with no crowd control boarding was a mess."
Cons: "The food could be better."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very courteous and attentive. Comfortable seats and smooth flight. Didn't feel that the flight lasted for 16 hours."
Cons: "Food needs to be asked for rather than offered."
Cons: "Steep decline in food quality"
Pros: "Timing n service n crew r nice n friendly"
Cons: "Older airplane"
Pros: "Overall flight was pretty good"
Cons: "Food wasn't as good as the other 3 legs of the trip (Houston-Doha, Doha-Kathmandu and Bengaluru-Doha) The hand rests on these planes didn't go all the way up making it less comfortable to be travelling on a 16 hour flight with a toddler."
Pros: "Crew was great. Leg room good on 787"
Cons: "Food choices seemed a little under the Qatar standard considering the high level of quality for other aspects of this airline."
Pros: "Ontime and efficient boarding with polite crew."
Cons: "Nothing to improve. I slept the whole flight so couldn’t evaluate all aspects."
Cons: "No food, no entertainment. Ridiculous!! Not even a damn sandwich!!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, flight was on time, and entertainment was available."
Pros: "Very professional crew"
Cons: "One more pass at the end of flight to pick up more trash, to create less work for cleaning crew."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "There was three hour delay Boarding was chaotic and very bad organizedMain course was good, but poor snack Entertainment program very poor"
Pros: "I had a middle row of seats that I was able to stretch out in and sleep."
Cons: "Better Food Choices...not everyone likes cheese!!!"
Pros: "food wqs decent entertainment options were also good."
Cons: "nothing to complain about except leg space"
Pros: "Flight was on time with friendly crew"
Cons: "Backup plane from the 90s had broken entertainment system"
Pros: "On time and clean airline."
Cons: "Not helpful with stroller. Wanted us to sign off that they were not responsible for if stroller broke while handling it. Insane. They said it “might “ to big even though they didn’t know what measurements would be too big. We’ve flown for the last 3 years with this stroller but different airlines and never heard of such thing. (Since it’s the smallest city mini double stroller there is and folds flat- super small!) first time we flew SAS all. We didn’t sign anything and gate checked it and all was fine but some incompetent crew at check in. Not very helpful finding seats with all four of us. Put us in different rows. Could work on their customer service for sure."
Pros: "Fairly new plane."
Cons: "Only airline that made us check in our luggage; and charged us an exorbitant amount (+/- $90 per luggage) in doing so. No customer service at all. 1st attendant wouldn’t let us check-in at the counter, and 2nd attendant made us check in our carry-on despite it only being 2kg over. We could’ve moved some items around. When we boarded the plane, we saw multiple people whose carry-on looked suspiciously over the weight limit. We felt singled out. It was obvious that this airline only cares about profit and does not care about the customer. Attendants were rude and not helpful. Needless to say I will nit fly with this airline again."
Cons: "I had a middle seat."
Pros: "On Time, Friendly,well maintained equipment"
Cons: "No free drinks inner Europe...except water"
Pros: "premium economy"
Cons: "nothing, it was great!"
Pros: "The crew was excellent, the flight from Newark to Copenhagen was on new aircraft A340-300 I believe, it was very nice and comfortable even in coach as long as you have a compact body."
Cons: "That my Silver Star Alliance status got me nothing with SAS, no early boarding, no ability to select a seat until 24 hours before without paying an extra cost, if you wanted a beer you had to pay, this is a no frills airline now, pay as you go."
Cons: "Expensive checked baggage. More than 2 hours delayed."
Pros: "My Plus ticket brought me an excellent cold lunch despite the shortness of the flying time (only 1:10). The seats need more recline!"
Cons: "The flight was good but it seemed like the heat was on instead of the a/c. besides that it was fine."
Pros: "They did what they could..."
Cons: "Delay change of tire. Missed next flight Frankfurt- Dallas."
Pros: "I loved that there were a lot of different movies, TV shows, games, music, and more to choose from- all for free! Then there was a dinner- not bad at all-, a snack later on, and breakfast too, all included. Headphones if you needed them ( lifesaver there as I had temporary misplaced mine), a blanket, and a pillow. The crew was really polite, and there was never more than one person in line for the bathroom."
Pros: "Cannot think of anything."
Cons: "I am a road warrior and my job requires me to travel 100% of the time around the world. This was the first international flight I've been on where even small snacks such as peanuts or pretzels are for purchase only. Plus the flight attendants seem to be disorganized and in rush. I will never use SAS again."
Pros: "The flight crew was courteous and professional. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The flight came in a little late. However, the plane was nice."
Pros: "Boarding was easy, I'm a Star Alliance Gold member so was able to get on board first. There were significant delays leaving Dulles and our connection was tight, but SAS held the flight so I give them props for that."
Cons: "The crew was grumpy and unhelpful, but I can usually overlook that. What really got me was this: YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR BEER & WINE ON THIS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT! Never in my 25 years of international travel have I seen this from a mainstream carrier. For this fact alone, I will never fly this airline again. You also have to pay to pick your seats in advance."
Pros: "The food was excellent and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "No entertainment. They didn't notify us that there was no wifi until 5 minutes before we boarded. Being older than the electronic age, I did not have movies or games on my phone. Had we had earlier notice, I would have had time to hit the book store. Since the flight was delayed an hour, they had plenty of time to notify us earlier than just before boarding. An 8.5 hour flight without entertainment made the experience unpleasant."
Pros: "Boarding should be done like this on all airlines"
Pros: "The flight was very comfortable. I came to know this after I feel asleep instantly after take off."
Cons: "Missed connection was re-routed by United directly to FRA"
Pros: "I had a row to myself because I was a 1st class ticket holder but they didn't actually have 1st class seating."
Cons: "Smaller than average seat size."
Pros: "Scandinavian Airlines was good to work with in person to fix issues."
Cons: "This was a connecting flight that was swapped to go to Newark instead of DC due to unforeseeable delays in DC. Not bad in and of itself but they only gave me a few hours notice that my flight was changed (email sent at 1 AM on a 7 AM flight) and I lost my already paid for upgrade to premium economy. They couldn't find any record of me having purchased an upgrade when I went to check in on my 5+ hour flight."
Pros: "This flight was also one of the best I have taken. I enjoyed it very much."
Cons: "It was a little upsetting to see and hear one of the crew members be a little nasty with my sister when he asked her about the meal. She misunderstood and asked for chicken andvhe was quite nasty when he corrected her and gave her the two options."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The flight was delayed well over an hour. I was unable to check in the night before. I was finally able to check in online the afternoon of the flight, but no seats were left, so had a boarding pass with no seat assignment. Got to the gate and they sent me and about 25 other folks with no seat assignment to wait for a "colleague" who finally appeared after almost everyone else had boarded. I did get a seat, but I was one of the last to board. They ran out of salmon dinners, so the stewardess plopped a chicken dish in front of me--didn't eat since I am vegetarian. The stewardess did give me a free mini bottle of wine, which is normally free on Lufthansa. I am just not all that impressed with SAS. I will try to avoid them in the future."
Pros: "At least on long-haul flights SAS Plus is quite nice, much closer to business class service than your usual premium economy offering. Real silverware, good drinks, pretty good food, plenty of space and a nice blanket and pillow. The lounge in Copenhagen is quite nice too."
Pros: "Smooth flight with friendly crew"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "The cleanliness"
Cons: "I Had checked several times to make sure I had 2 bags included ( standard for US-EU flights) and every time. At the airport I had to pay an extra charge for my second bag which made the flight very expensive and just ruined the whole experience for me"
Pros: "The flight wasn't late and didn't crash."
Cons: "I paid for a business class ticket and was jammed in like a sardine no different than economy, then told "you get a lunch for free". Hundreds of dollars more for a $5.00 lunch is NOT why I booked business class!"
Cons: "So many delays and lost luggage. The craziest was leaving Manchester. I was supposed to have 30 minutes after leaving security at Manchester and would have done if they hadn't decided to board early. That's ok but then we sat on the plane waiting which resulted in leaving later than the original time of departure and therefore a large run for my connection at Copenhagen. Was badly organized clearly."
Cons: "There wasn't free food but free coffee."
Pros: "SAS is the best airlines !!"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly, food was amazing. SAS plus is the way to go. Bigger seats, very comfortable for a ten hour flight."
Cons: "Rated low on food and entertainment because they didn't have any of such items... Not because they were bad."
Cons: "Not much talk from captain about local weather and time."
Pros: "It was quick. Can't rate food or entertainment as I didn't use"
Cons: "Seats v cramped and even w a window seat I was squashed by big man next to me. Lucky it was a short flight"
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: "My seat did not recline."
Cons: "That the staff didn't seem to think it was a big deal."
Pros: "Efficiency, confidence, promptness"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Entertainment options great, crew very helpful"
Cons: "The gate switched last minute. The crew was late, as the reason for the delay"
Pros: "Helpful staff."
Cons: "Taking a bus from the airplane to Frankfurt Airport is less than ideal, but it worked fine."
Pros: "Checking was simple . The waiting area was comfortable. The flight seats were convenient, and we arrived early."
Pros: "The crew were great ( very helpful). Comfort ?"
Cons: "Plane late due to electrical failure. Manchester airport, stuck on bus because driver couldn't open the door."
Pros: "The flight attendants worked hard to make the flight a good experience."
Cons: "No USB charging point working and I had purchased on board wifi"
Cons: "The flight took off late, arrived late and we missed our connection to Salt Lake City. We had to change terminals and they were on the opposite side of the airport. Had to spend the night and have not yet started with Aer Lingus to get some satisfaction."
Pros: "The only thing to like was for the transatlantic flight they have a pretty nice selection of moves and show to watch."
Cons: "Not enough space to write all the thing wrong here. I will never fly Aer Lingus again."
Cons: "Not getting bumped from a flight set up 2 months ago"
Pros: "The price point."
Cons: "Service was terrible, staff was rude. For an international flight they provide you next to nothing. Only 1 meal and soda or water. They didn’t even have coffee or give napkins with the meal. The seats were smaller than usual and uncomfortable. In addition they lost our luggage."
Cons: "It would have been nice to have a free drink and snack on the short flight. We would have taken some with us on the plane if we would have known that we had to pay for everything. Just something we have never experienced on any international trip before"
Pros: "I liked the fact that Aer Lingus screwed up so badly that I got to fly United back to Chicago instead of Aer Lingus."
Cons: "They could have gotten us to and from our destination on time. Ten hours late coming in and 24 hours late getting out. They could not have lost our luggage for 5 days. The logistics people haven't a clue. I feel sorry for the customer service people who have to work for this organization."
Cons: "Aer lingus uses double prong headphones which dates the whole experience earphones are uncomfortable and volume is bad. You have to pay for booze in economy for international flight, seats aren’t that comfortable but the selection of movies and tv is good. I will probably look elsewhere next time"
Pros: "Great equipment. Decent entertainment, sparsely filled cabin. Seat change to isle request before boarding readily made with no fuss. I noticed that passengers could actually make out pa announcements both at PDX and in flight. Doesn’t bother me anymore when I can’t but can be very concerning to anyone who rarely flies. Never understood going to the trouble of making announcements both pre-boarding & on-board pre-flight, that no one can even make out. That was not an issue here."
Cons: "Better lumbar support is always appreciated, adjustable lumbar would be very nice and could make or break an entire flight. No seat on any flight should ever be even the slightest ill repaired. Again, this equipmemt all seemed great. Lastly, since I prefer to always have a water, coke or coffe and or snack in front of me during entire flight, a bit of self serve (grab a water, coffee or snack yourself without having to make staff work a simple task would be nice on every flight. The flight from SEA-DUB was basically great and equipment is always of the utmost importantance."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 6 hours due to a mechanical problem. For 6 hours the passengers were told little or nothing & were eventually given a voucher for $10 to redeem on plane. Mechanical problems can of course occur,but how the airline,Aer Lingus,dealt with this was appalling."
Pros: "Crew and flight were polite, kind and professional."
Cons: "Slightly delayed flight."
Cons: "my seat wouldn't stay up, kept sliding back seat27a."
Pros: "Lots of entertainment. Spacey seats and plenty of bathrooms."
Cons: "The food wasn't great and I wish they would have picked up the dinner trays way sooner"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "I loved that they had blankets and pillows available, and the seats overall were comfortable. I also loved the in seat screens so we could watch movies. The select was a little limited compared to other airlines, but they still had some brand new releases. They also fed us two meals and a snack, and the crew was super nice."
Cons: "The boarding process was a little confusing. It was done by row numbers but not very well announced, so I wasn’t actually sure when my row was supposed to board."
Pros: "Timely departure."
Cons: "Staff did not seem engaged in customer service, did not go up and down the aisles to collect cups, paper, etc. very disappointing in tight space."
Pros: "Professionalism and courtesy!!"
Pros: "Plane was clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Plane arrived late - no updates from the gate crew. ...coffee and soda is not free..."
Pros: "Hate Ryanair! Cheap fools! Air Lingus are miles better. No pun intended."
Pros: "Plane was half full."
Cons: "Food was terrible, and if you’re white and your significant other is black you may have to request things for her because she won’t get them even when she asks"
Cons: "Flight attendants rude. Often delayed"
Cons: "US pre-clearance involves a second run through security, which required again getting all liquids into one place. I also means arriving another 20 minutes early at Dublin airport. I suppose this affects every carrier from Dublin to US."
Pros: "Very pleasant, competent, attentive, efficient crew."
Cons: "I did not like the delay in departing for Frankfurt-- missed the rental car and a meeting scheduled with a friend. Lufthansa for Frankfurt managed to depart on time. I know this may be out of your control."
Pros: "The leg room was smaller some of the other airlines. The seat was so uncomfortable to sit on for the flight."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Gate unknown till last minute"
Cons: "Trains were not running Directions to connecting flight gate were poorly labeled and confusing, no signage to catch buses to International terminal - no signage to say trains were down Had to recheck at international gate and the process was SLOW took 1:20 minutes to get from landing gate to connecting gate including having to go through security again probably won't fly Air Lingus or United again due to having to deal with O'Hare"
Pros: "The plane was just fantastic: comfortable, elegant, quiet. Gets the best note!"
Cons: "A free coffee - which was excellent by the way - and a little roll would have been nice."
Pros: "Everything was fine on this flight. From the price food and service. The layover was to long but it was a last minute booking"
Pros: "It got me there."
Cons: "Had to pay for sodas."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and accommodating. After boarding was complete they moved several passengers to other rows which allowed a better distribution of open seats."
Cons: "Per usual, airline food is blah!"
Pros: "The crew was lovely"
Cons: "The space given was considerably smaller than other transatlantic flights and there were also no alcoholic beverages included when other airlines do."
Cons: "Plane was an hour late leaving."
Pros: "Seats comfortable, quieter plane than most 767s"
Cons: "No entertainment on this plane."
Pros: "Enjoyed Empty seat next to me. Food was good. Good attention for snacks and drinks from flight attendants. Boarding process was orderly and efficient in Dublin."
Cons: "Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:26:17 -0500 Subject: Re: How was your Aer Lingus flight to Chicago? The Aer Lingus flight was fine, but Vanama, the middle agency that youhave processed my tickets through- caused me a lot of stress. The daybefore my flight, I was trying to check in, and I received a message thatmy reservation was cancelled. I called Vanama, who rudely put me on morethan 30- minute hold on the phone, told me that Aer Lingus would not dealwith them, but the customer directly. I told him(Daniel of Vanama) that Ihave paid for my fare, that it was their responsibility, not mine to dealwith the airline. Never-the-less I tried calling the Airline, severaltimes, and listened to their own voice messages up to 2 in the morning ofthe day of my flight. Lacking sleep, and still not packed, I went to bed, went very early to the Madrid airport. I knew by the look on the AerLingus(Cristina) staff that there was a problem---she went ahead issued mea boarding pass, told me to go to the ticket counter in Dublin, and ask forhelp. After going from one floor to another, and another, to twodifferent staff-the problem sorter at Aer Lingus told me, Vanama never issued the ticket. That they should not have let me board the plane in Madrid, but he said he took care of the mess. Now you want to know how my flight went."
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "We borded Kemal time, but did not take off until an hour later"
Cons: "Weather delays. No water except for purchase"
Pros: "Ahead of time"
Cons: "We were surprised at check-in by a baggage charge for our 1st checked bag for each passenger. (We were led to believe that the 1st checked bag had no charge for each passenger before arriving at the airport.)"
Cons: "Staff at Frankfurt desk rude and dismissive. Spent hour and a half there...spent hour and a half today replacing clothes. Using faulty gps as you have lost my I-pad."
Cons: "This was the first time in my life that an airline lost my luggage. I finally got it back 2 days later but it was a very stressful experience."
Pros: "Crew was great very attentive"
Cons: "My monitor kept restarting or would freeze"
Cons: "We were delayed on the plane for almost 3 hours and it was uncomfortable at times because it was warm and stuffy on board. Pilot did his best to get the air going again. Crew was great."
Pros: "Lovely fight attendants and good food!"
Cons: "Seats are too small -- and I am not a big person, only 5'5" and 125 lbs. But too hard to sleep or stay in that tiny space for 6 hours."
Pros: "Flight back to NYC was packed. Seats were tight and smaller (width-wise) than Aer Lingus flights out of NYC. Couldn't lean back for fear of being in the lap of the person behind me! Meals and beverages were good. Was surprised by that. Airline personnel were really friendly and nice. We arrived at least 1 hour and 25 minutes ahead of schedule. A+ in my books for that! And fast boarding."
Cons: "Small seats. Could remove a row or two to give more leg room; especially on overseas flights. No USB jacks in economy to charge up devices. Only available in 1st class and business (not fair when more folks in economy section). Okay movie selection. Would have preferred my own screen at seat. Remote kept popping up in arm rest."
Pros: "Pretty much everything"
Cons: "Couldn't get sound in both ears on headphones. Otherwise ''twas a great flight!"
Cons: "check-in baggage was lost during journey and still couldnt get found. Very annoying."
Pros: "Crew are great. Very professional."
Cons: "Can’t complain."
Pros: "Price is lower than other airlines. Cabin crew service is usually good."
Cons: "If you have a seat at the front of the economy class cabin you have to go all the way aft to get to the toilets and galley, but at some point in the flight I was barred by a cabin crew member and told to go up front through the first class cabin. It would have been nice to know that option was available or required."
Pros: "Smooth experience overall, from check-in to baggage claim. Crew was very nice. Economy seats had a fair amount of space."
Cons: "No meal included on international flight."
Pros: "The flight and crew were nice."
Cons: "Not having to pay 152.00 for one checked one Bag."
Pros: "The crew members were very kind and accommodating."
Cons: "The drink options are very slim. Would live to see more soda options available."
Pros: "Great crew, typical seats"
Cons: "Not having to pay for headphones on a long international flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 1.5 hours due to an unexplained "maintenance issue." A friend of mine who had paid extra to get an exit row with extra leg room was inexplicably moved to a normal seat, and was only upgraded when she complained. I was moved from a window seat to an exit row without explanation, unfortunately, this was an exit row where a life raft was attached to the door, leaving me even less leg room than a normal seat would have."
Cons: "Not even a bag of peanuts on a 8 hour flight? That's a little silly when I got a snack on a 45 minute flight earlier."
Pros: "All the Icelandair staff from Seattle to Frankfurt represent their airline well, thank you! Stop having Kayak sell your tickets"
Cons: "All the extra charges for anything other Seat on the plane. I don't blame Icelandair for this, I blame Kayak for it. Kayak really suck at informing customers about the services offered by Icelandair, I would have bought a better ticket if I was given all the info to make a informed decision"
Pros: "The attendants were nice and the plane was clean. I arrived safely."
Cons: "I haven't flown for over a decade. The general flight was fine, but to my dismay I discovered that the airlines had squeezed an extra seat into each row. They should be ashamed of themselves. We are not animals and airplanes are not cattle cars. At least they didn't used to be. ☹"
Cons: "It was a very uncomfortable flight as there was a box under the seat in front of seat 26E so I could not get comfortable and I’m only 5’7”. As it’s in the middle of the plane they we were the last row to be served"
Pros: "We had exit row seats that had more room in the front."
Cons: "1) While there is more room in the front, there is less room in the width because the trays are built into the armrests instead of in the seat in the front. Because of that, the armrests take more space below and remain static, while the normal armrests can be lifted up and have nothing below the armrest. 2) The text describing the "deal" for the exit row, which costs more, said that the seats have limited recline compared to normal seats. The fact is that the window seat did not recline at all. The button stayed pushed in all the way and the seat would not move at all. We do not know whether it was broken or intentionally disabled. 3) The attendant's approach was somewhat dismissive at first, but on the good side, she quickly rectified and came through with offers and a more understanding attitude, she was nice. 4) We brought this up to the flight attendants' attention, but the best they could do was to give us 1 free headset and any food we wanted. This was not much since we did not want the food. A refund for that extra payment for that seat would have been a better move. 5) The middle seat (it's a row of 3), has a metal box hanging from the front seat, taking a bit more than half the width of the space, so you can only put your feet under the right side of the front seat. 6) I don't think we'll do exit rows again on Icelandair. We did it before on other airlines with good results. 7) Not sure how the prices compare per mile with other airlines really, but on Icelandair, if you get the "Economy Standard", you really don't get much, no peanuts or snacks, no food, only soft drinks, no video games, only movies and music, and you have to bring your own headset or buy one, along with that the better classes of service run out quickly (I booked maybe 6 months ahead) and are rather spendy in comparison with standard."
Cons: "I was charged for baggage FLYUS confirmation did not clearly explain about the charge before I booked the flight. Not good!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and accommodating!"
Cons: "You had to purchase food for the 7 hour flight I had from Seattle to Reykjavík. I was hoping for a complimentary meal since it was a long flight."
Pros: "Getting off the flights! What a terrible experience. We will never fly or recommend this airline again"
Cons: "We will not fly Icelandic Air again. The baggage fees were incredible - $95 per bag to go from Boston and $110 per bag to fly home. That is over $400 in bag fees. This with practically no service, no snacks - we did get water and soft drinks and a ground crew in Iceland that does not communicate about boarding. There was no system to get people on the plane and no communication You expect a baggage fee but it should be well communicated. We looked up the fee online and saw an economy bag listed. What they do not list is that there are different economy baggage fees. The lower price you pay the higher the fee. Again I don't mind a fee - I just should be able to find that fee before I commit. Very deceptive advertising. I could have booked a flight with an airline for the same price and gotten better service, a few snack and airline miles."
Pros: "Meh, it's cheap"
Cons: "Their planes have old jank interiors with weird layouts, and stern, unhelpful flight attendants. They don't bring water by much but they're more than happy to hock duty free BS"
Cons: "Iceland Air did not pick up our baggage from the transfer area in Seattle. Ultimately spent three days in Paris without our luggage. Poor communication from Iceland Air regarding the whereabouts of our baggage. Bad experience!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment selection was very impressive. Very good customer service after our bags were delayed by the plane sliding off the runway. They were super accommodating of my travel plans and delivered my bags to me three hours away from the airport."
Cons: "The flight attendants were extremely rude. They also were very conflicting with their directions for the exit row seats. One attendant would situate you and your belongings and then the next would come and make you move everything and this happened more than once before taking off. The attendants were also giving away seats that people had tickets for and forcing a lot of people to move seats more than once. They also would not take trash more than the one time about an hour after the drinks service, so slow drinkers were forced to keep all their trash for the entire flight and ending up leaving it in the seats because no one is going to take their trash off the plane with them when they had asked the flight attendants to take it during the flight and were refused. Also for a 7 hour flight, at least offering pretzels would be polite. The plane slid off the runway upon arrival and then we had to wait 2 hours for a ground crew to come with stairs and a bus to unload us. Communication to the customers was extremely poor during this time, we had almost no idea what was happening, and with where our bags were, we waited in the airport for an hour before they announced that they wouldn’t be unloading our bags for another few hours."
Cons: "The flight to Reykjavik from Seattle did not have available WiFi. This wasn’t terrible, but I could not communicate with anyone I needed to until the almost 8 hour flight was over in Reykjavik."
Cons: "Bad on everything"
Cons: "It was very cold in the cabin."
Cons: "Have to pay for food. Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Free Hot drink, Headrest entertainment"
Cons: "No peanuts...I dont really care"
Pros: "I was transferred to a direct British Airways flight to Heathrow that arrived in a time-frame that was close to when I would have arrived there on the Icelandair service. The transfer (including check-in luggage) was completed rapidly with minimal inconvenience which was appreciated"
Cons: "The scheduled Icelandair flight was cancelled at late notice because the aircraft was unavailable. I defective part could not be delivered and fitted in time for the aircraft to be available at Sea-Tac airport."
Pros: "The flight went exactly to plan. The cabin crew was very friendly and the seats were comfortable. I like the transfer in Iceland, because it allows you to stretch your legs on the long haul from the West Coast to Europe, and generally only adds about an hour to the total flight time."
Pros: "Nice inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Plane boarded too late, missed connecting flight, left the baggage unattended downstairs without alerting owners of the bags, had to recheck bags and go through customs and security AGAIN and I am now waiting for 8 hours to board another 1-stop plane"
Cons: "In the last week I have flown Iceland Air three times. The airline was a not efficient and caused me to sit in two different airports for over 16 hours and cost me to miss a day of vacation and extra expenses to accomidate them. This has been a disaster only because of this airline. Next time I plan on using British airways, the flight I took with them was amazing and effortless on my part"
Pros: "For an economy flight it was pretty good. The aircraft was safe and clean. The crew was very attentive and courteous. The food offered was not more than a snack at fairly reasonable cost. I would recommend eating before the trip. The departure was right on time and our arrival was a little early. Our luggage was handled properly and arrived on time with our follow-on flight to Paris."
Cons: "For the price paid,, i really don't have anything against the trip."
Pros: "Picture on screens was clear. Sound was good."
Cons: "Seats were just regular. For the cost I expected to be able to recline or at least be much more comfortable. It seemed more like a comfort seat upgrade. Boarding at Keflavik is a poorly organized mess."
Pros: "My seat was actually not too uncomfortable. I had travelled on Iceland air a few years ago and thought the seats were pretty tight and uncomfortable. This was better."
Cons: "Minimal beverages. Must bring your own snacks as they are only for purchase."
Pros: "The blankets were nice and long."
Cons: "I called in several days in advance to reserve a seat next to my brother. When I got to the airport they said that I didn't even have a seat. The airline stewardess kept running into me without acknowledging that she did, even though I wasn't in the aisle. This happened three or four times. I tried to ask her to stop and she didn't seem to hear me. The sound for my seat's audio entertainment system didn't work. It didn't work for my brother who was sitting next to me. They did not serve complimentary snacks or a meal for a 7.5 hour flight that started at 4:30pm."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff, and a very smooth ride. They had a lot of movies for in flight entertainment as well- I recommend the Iceland air documentaries!"
Cons: "No free in flight food, however there were lovely options to purchase!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There was no way to reserve seats for the flight. I made our reservations eight months in advance and there was no way via kayak or Icelandair to choose seats. When we tried calling the airline, they told us we needed to call back 36 hours before the flight. When we called 36 hours before the flight they told us all of the seats were alr day taken and we needed to speak to the agent when we checked in. When we were given seat assignments at checkin and asked why we'd had no input into the seat selection, they said we should have called in advance. It was really frustrating, especially because we ended up in th back of the plane. I was in a middle seat, winch don't have any space for a bag under the seats in front of them. Then there were no meals served on the overnight flight. I bought a small salad for 12 euros. I have never in my life taken an overnight flight where they don't serve at least dinner, if not both dinner and breakfast. The flight was on time and the attendants were friendly, but I wasn't terribly impressed otherwise."
Cons: "I could not mov, the legroom was nonexistent, heavy people in front of me."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Could not select seats when booking 3 months out. Could only do this 24hr in advance. No app to checking/select seats. Had to be on computer. 7 hours and no food for free? Had to buy a $9 roll with some ham and cheese slapped on. Only came by with drink/water 2 times in 7 hours."
Pros: "On time and a smooth flight."
Cons: "No free food, not even peanuts, on a seven hour transatlantic flight. Never been on that cheep an airline befor, and the airfare was not that inexpensive. Will do more checking around next time."
Pros: "Iceland Air's stayover option is brilliant and it's great that two bags are free, however..."
Cons: "Entertainment options are slim. Of the ~75 movies, maybe half are from the Eighties, with only a half dozen newer releases. Coffee, water, and juice are free, but I hadn't read the fine print that the small meals all require an expensive inflight purchase."
Cons: "We didn't actually make the flight due to a fiasco with our shuttle company. We called the third-party company to assist with changing flights and, after 40 minutes on hold, JustFly.com said there was nothing they could do and that we needed to contact IcelandAir. After another 60 minutes on hold IcelandAir said there was nothing they could do except rebook us on a new ticket. $2000 later we finally got to go on our honeymoon. Long story short we had to buy all new tickets. JustFly.com only refunded $200 of our original ticket cost after assessing numerous cancellation fees (over $700 in cancel fees). We won't be booming JustFly again. Happy Honeymoon to us, once we finally got there."
Pros: "Nothing. Except for the blankets. First time I have ever flown with Iceland air. Also the last time. I will never again fly with Iceland air. I know what to expect on my return flight. No food. Outdated movies. Terrible audio sound from the video console. Just a really awful flight. I will be sure to tell everyone I know never to fly with them."
Cons: "People pay over a thousand dollars to fly with iceair. Stop being so cheap and frugal with not serving complimentary meals on a flight longer than 6 hours. Requiring people to pay $12 more for a hot meal is ridiculous."
Pros: "I enjoyhed the entertainment on the flight. Great movies and tv selections."
Cons: "It was the first international flight I've ever been on where no meals were included in the price, so it was a disappointment that we were not given any complimentary meals or snacks, especially for such a long flight through dinner time."
Pros: "Free stopover in Iceland"
Cons: "Food choirs were meager Crew member stood in aisle chatting withe one row of passengers for over an hour during an overnight flight when most passengers were trying to sleep Bag went astray...showed up 12 hours later"
Cons: "Our suitcases got lost"
Pros: "On time. Most important"
Cons: "Short lay over. 1 hour. Bag did not make it. Poor entertainment system. No current films. Audio poor. Airport in Iceland has awkward arrival with long lines up one staircase to passport control."
Cons: "Armrest that can't go up when with a child"
Cons: "The flight attendants could have been friendlier and more helpful. They seemed a bit standoffish, like they couldn't be bothered, so I felt scared to ask for anything or any help."
Pros: "staff was very nice and helpful. clean plane. I asked for a can of soda and did receive a full can it was very much appreciated. I was glad the plane was on time and it was a good flight. The last time I booked a flight the service was terrible I was very happy for all improvements."
Cons: "Had to purchase food for the trip. Thought a meal was still going to be served. Also did not like that we were not able to pay with cash."
Pros: "The exit row window seat near the door had significantly less leg room."
Cons: "Couldn't preorder a meal so had to bring food or buy theirs on a 7 hour flight."
Pros: "For economy class the leg room was actually decent."
Cons: "On every other international flight I have flown on meals and drinks are included. Kind of ridiculous you paid for these things individually on the flight b"
Pros: "I like the price and the opportunity to do a stop over in Iceland. Generally crew was nice going into the plane and leaving the plane."
Cons: "Plane was outdated and older with USB ports not working. The crew had forgotten about drinks I asked for several times. I was disappointed that the fight didn't offer free booze and food like other airlines. The crew made me feel like I was bothering them. The crew and passengers were inconsiderate and would constantly slam my arm while walking in the isle way. It was annoying from passengers, but unbelievable from the crew. I got no sleep and it was infuriating. Worse flights I have experienced, may have been better if I had a window seat."
Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "My connection to Frankfurt was very tight! The long lines for getting my passport stamped almost made me be late for my ongoing flight to Germany. It would be helpful to have people working all of the passport booths for flights that have very short layovers."
No water provided the entire 3hr flight.
Pros: "The crew was great!!"
Cons: "After six hours of lay over in Frankfurt Lufthansa still managed to lose my luggage. Spending three hours at the Lost and Found office wasn't my idea of relaxing after thirty hours of traveling"
Pros: "Food was okay. Fairly quick because they dont give options, everyone gets the same thing."
Cons: "Only 2 movies available."
Cons: "Would be nice to have access to WIFI for free to use communication apps like Whatsapp and Messenger, also a larger selection of free entertainment would be nice. I find it very disappointing that there is a fee to select a special meal such as vegan or kosher, the breakfast meal was also mediocre"
Pros: "Not enough leg room for an international flight. Only a couple of the many flight attendants seemed very happy to help you or to even be there. As soon as the plane, the flight attendants started selling items and services ie: $11 codes to watch movies, cigarettes, etc. Cigarettes??"
Cons: "What happened to a complimentary drink with your meal, more than one kids movie as a choice for entertainment, friendly attendants and LEG ROOM? E"
Pros: "Air hostesses friendly and helpful"
Cons: "During a 10 hour flight i mist be able to move a bit every 2 hours but soooo little space. Seats uncomfortable especially when seat in front releases back Food very poor."
Pros: "The crew provided enough drinking water."
Cons: "Very high baggage fee of $120 for a single suitcase Extra cost for watching films"
Pros: "The crew was super nice"
Cons: "No leg room."
Cons: "Paying extra for Entertainment on a long-haul flight"
Cons: "small uncomfortable seat,poor air circulation. Could not book my checked bag through final destination, impossible to collect and recheck in time, lost the bag finally got it two days later. Condor needs to coordinate with other airlines for bag flow. Very unimpressed with Condor will avoid in the future."
Pros: "Very efficient at doing their jobs. Made up time in the air. Seats fairly comfortable. Good temp maintained."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour and a half. This happens sometimes, of course, however a gesture of not charging €10 for an upgrade from the mesely two tv shows/movies would’ve been an appropriate approach to treating customers right. Food was decent, but don’t have any allergies as the accommodations are definitely lacking. Crew was polite, but not overly social or friendly."
Pros: "seats were comfy, food was pretty good"
Cons: "a couple more movie options for a 9 hour flight would have been nice. crew was "distant" not very personal"
Pros: "The flight crew made the best of an inconvenient situation and seemed genuinely apologetic for what they clearly knew were exploitative policies."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue, but instead of updating the schedule to reflect this, the airline had us standing indefinitely in the queue to board; this was probably about 45 minutes in which we could have sat down or grabbed some food, or literally done ANYTHING other than waiting as we did. Because of this delay, we were offered hard candies. In all honesty, I would have preferred to be offered water, which at €2.50 on an international, several hours long flight is borderline criminal. I have been skeptical about low-cost, "budget" airlines in the past, and this experience confirmed that if the price of the flight seems too good to be true, it probably is. The difference in cost was more than paid for by the hidden fees, the quality of service, and the denial of basic human dignities like not having your knees crushed against the seat in front of you, or God forbid--a cup of tap water."
Pros: "The price was reasonable and the schedule was great - leaving late evening and arriving in the morning was perfect. Non-stop from BWI was also a big plus. Checkin online was easy and there were no hitches with luggage. We had an on time takeoff and arrival and our luggage arrived with us."
Cons: "The food was bland and there weren't any options, getting refills on beverages was impossible. The seats were cramped and absolutely EVERYTHING that might improve comfort was extra. Fortunately, I always travel with a variety of earphones, to we didn't have to pay for theirs. Paying for the pitiful selection of entertainment options would have added insult to injury."
Pros: "friendly staff, good food and clean cabin."
Cons: "I’m 5’10 and it was tight on a long flight"
Cons: "Carrier at origin Transcaribbean which kyak booked me on left when it decided to without any notification as to why it was delaying. They made us go through security and sit in the gate until almost an hour after it's original departure time. No announcements. The plane sat on the tarmac in front of us the entire time. Most likely they wanted to only make one flight instead of multiple flights to save themselves. Instead of arriving with 2hrs to make my connection to frankfurt I arrived with less than 30 mins even after I rushed to get to their check in point."
Cons: "Getting off the plain in Dominican Republic and having to pass through migration control there!!"
Cons: "Are meal portions smaller or have I gotten hungrier?"
Pros: "Decent food and had USB plugs to keep phone charged"
Cons: "Unpleasant staff"
Pros: "Everything was rather fine"
Cons: "Lack of possibility to conect personal device such as laptop."
Pros: "The new airplane and everything went very smooth and on time"
Pros: "On time, clean, nice crew. Able to sleep"
Cons: "Crammed seating space, hard seats. Music entertainment was good. Have to pay for movies"
Pros: "There was little to like except that the crew was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The headline says it all, the plane was cramped and uncomfortable, we had 2 old movies to watch in 11 hours, and they lost our bags and still haven't found them after 2 days - it's been a rough start to our honeymoon and the online/phone support to find our bags has not been good."
Pros: "Cabin crew was wonderful."
Cons: "I paid extra for more leg room but then didn't get it and In fact my husbands seat hadn't been switched to sit next to me even though I had booked that online through condors website. Absolutely no leg room for tall people- insane for such a long flight and this is the main reason I will never fly condor again. Also think it's ridiculous to pay for movies on such a long flight."
Pros: "Safety procedures were outlined very well with German audio and English caption. It was a clever video and clearly made its point with one go. Soft pillows and warm blankets were provided. Only one selection for food made things flow smoothly."
Cons: "Entertainment provided was too limited for an 8 hour flight in my opinion. Two movies, one of which was animated, was an extremely slim selection. Also, entertainment was interrupted for the first hour of the flight as the audio was cut for a lengthy German announcement that was repeated in English. I felt like time was wasted when the same safety video was shown with English audio and a German subtitle. If there was a way to cut the second showing or display it in a different way, it could make the flight experience more enjoyable. The advanced headrest style wasn't implemented in the economy class. The long flight would have been more forgiving on my back and neck if the headrests could be the trifold model found on most modern airplanes. One meal type may have limited people enjoying or even eating their main cuisine."
Pros: "I had never heard of Condor before this trip and as a regular traveler to Europe I was a little nervous. But everything was a breeze! Boarding was super easy, The overhead compartments were spacious enough for my overpacked suitcase and I got a whole row to myself! Will definitely be flying Condor again."
Cons: "I did get my regular altitude sickness so actually having a vomit bag would have been nice."
Pros: "Despite being late coming into Seattle, the flight largely caught up and arrived only a few minutes late. Staff was courteous."
Cons: "Staff made no effort to check on kids after I asked specific info such as the Condor advertised child coloring pages or other seemingly little things for adults - but that would have made a big difference to children. I also paid for premium meals and was told there were none available - mind you I paid for them ahead of time. I also paid for premium entertainment, again the available features left much to be desired."
Cons: "Condor knew this flight would be delayed by at least 19 hours. They did not notify any passesngers ahead of them. On the contrary, 1.5 hours before takeoff we all received an email that everything was on time. after standing in line for 3 hours, we got a coupon for a hotel in Renton, that was extremely shabby and if poor standard. After calling condor directly in order to completely cancel my flight, as a 20 hour delay nullified the reason for my trip, I was told snarkily that there is nothing they can do, and I should contact the checking personnel. The checkin personnel had no access to computers and could also no help. Just terrible."
Pros: "Nothing. Company 21+ hour delay with no info provided."
Cons: "Flightfrom Seattle to Munich was "delayed" by 21+ hours. Company refused to provide info on connections until we arrived in Munich, and then only after an unguided search for the Lufthansa (not condor) info desk elsewhere in the airport. The flight crew had a connections list, but refused to announce the info. The company agents on the US side were contractors who stood behind an empty counter. They didn't/couldn't turn on the airport computers to help, suggesting we guess or connections using the internet. After a full day's delay, I was only able to give my host a 1 hour heads up regarding my arrival time, inconveniencing her too. Unbelievably indifferent staff attitudes. Terrible service all around. Don't fly Condor, and consider avoiding Lufthansa for tolerating such awful treatment if their less-moneyed customers."
Pros: "Got Two seats to myself"
Cons: "Pay for movies and entertainment"
Cons: "I mailed the company before my flight to ask for a kosher meal and was told they don't offer kosher meals even if you're willing to pay an extra. They offer dozen of special meals, vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, kids... you name it, but kosher isn't one of them. One of the crew member was kind enough to offer me fruits instead of a meal but a 10 hour trans-atlantic flight with no proper meal is extremely hard. Also they charge extra for a lot of things (3.5 euro for headphones). I wasn't satisfied and won't fly Condor in the future."
Pros: "Airplane in great shape, new, very clean. I am only 5'5" so, it's hard for me to judge on leg space but for my size, I felt very comfortable in economy class. The German crew was very friendly and efficiant. I was able to change my seat in the pre boarding area which was much appreciated and uncomplicated. They also offered to check in additional carry on items for no cost. On board crew members were amazing, friendly, efficient, vet pleasant experience overall."
Cons: "Service (regarding food, snacks and entertainment) was average. I really missed on board Wifi and internet which is on e of my Top priorities for long international flights. I did not even have a chance to look at the entertainment offers, just listened to music from their library which appeared to be well sized. Food (dinner and breakfast) were average, definitely can't keep up oth other major airlines. There was no "chicken/meat or pasta" option, they only served pasta with marinera sauce for everyone in economy class which was so so....., however, I personally don't judge Airlines on their food, I could not care less and I am not looking for fancy food. Service quality, friendiyness of the crew, safety, airplane statue and reliability are my main points and I definitely think Condor scored great in those categories. I saw there was an option to preorder food choices / wishes prior to departure. I wish they used recyclable dishes (e.g. Like Lufthansa) to minimize trash."
Pros: "The flight time from Portland was blissfully short at approximately 10 hours."
Cons: "Seating was cramped, plane was full and food quality left much to be desired. I'm sensitive to wheat. Pasta was a main course, with dinner roll (of course) and the other meal was equally 'carby'. On return flight, I took the precaution of buying food in the terminal and bringing it on board with me."
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "Only four bathrooms at the rear of the plane for everyone except business class. They were never cleaned. The seats are cramped and narrow! Luftansa next time."
Pros: "Good value for semi-business class to FRA and they let you book each way separately Now an alliance partner with Alaska Good food"
Cons: "Flight does not depart until late evening so everyone's tired and sleepy. Departure was delayed because of lack of cleaning people Condor Website is cumbersome"
Pros: "On time arrival Free checked bag Luggage arrived fine Free meals were a surprise"
Cons: "Seats too narrow and too close to row in front for a 10 hour flight. Should make it clearer on website that meals are included. Everything I saw suggested they cost €15 and had to be preordered or pay even more."
Cons: "I booked this flight with some skepticism about this airline as I'd never heard of Condor/Thomas Cook, but decided to roll the dice as it was one of only 2 daily direct flights to Europe from Austin, TX. The first indication things weren't going well was during check-in: I was safely there more than 2 hrs ahead of the flight's scheduled departure and the line was nearly out the door. Not enough agents, or not fast enough. Then the worst part: we left over an hour after scheduled departure. The main reason we were late, (and ended up missing our connection in Frankfurt), was penny pinching cheapness at every turn. General boarding, (they don't have any groups besides, 'special needs', 'those with infants/small children' and 'first class passengers'), wasn't even called until 1/2 hr after the scheduled departure. We left over a full hour late from Austin and they didn't make up much time in the air. One thing this airline clearly does, to bring the customer low fares, is cut corners at every chance. That seeemd to include using the required extra fuel to pick up the speed and make up the time from their late departure. Another annoying thing they did to save money was avoid gate fees by parking the plane way out in the middle of nowhere and bussing all the passengers like cattle to every flight. In Austin, this option wasn't available to them, hence their late departure - likely caused by the fact that they couldn't be at the gate when they needed to be, because it had just been in use or there wasn't a ramp available - I don't know, but I'd bet it had to do with trying to save airport fees. I do know that in Frankfurt it felt like they bussed us halfway to Munich to board the airplane, (a 2-3-2 seating setup, btw. I don't remember the equipment). All this ineptitude and trying to save a nickel ended up causing me and my group to miss our connection in Frankfurt. We were traveling on business and it was crucial we made our connection to be on time to our final destination. If you have anything important to do when you arrive at the end of your trip, if you're traveling with this Thomas Cook brand, Condor, make sure you depart a day earlier than you think you need to depart. In my experience, they won't get you there on time. This brings me to their partner airlines, who were legit, real airlines, but didn't have anything to do with Condor/Thomas Cook, and therefore were not there to be helpful at any level beside the basic service they needed to provide a passenger who they viewed as missing their flight. I saw no Condor presence at the Frankfort airport. I doubt they have help/service desks in all the airports they serve. Lufthansa on the way there and SAS on the way back, were their partner airlines. Being late wasn't an option for me and my associates, but neither was traveling the day before to give an extra-extra day ahead to be safe. In my experience, don't count on this airline."
Pros: "Non-stop flight to my destination on time with friendly staff. They really paid attention to keep everyone hydrated on the long flight."
Cons: "Despite individual monitors at every seat, the offering of violent and sexual content is disturbing. Monitors can be seen from a few seats away, and I have witnessed children becoming rather disturbed at content "adults" are watching. I believe that real adults can survive an 8 hour flight without watching sex and violence."
Pros: "Service was great"
Cons: "I've never been on an Intl flight so crammed."
Pros: "It got me there."
Cons: "Tightest seat I've flown in so far (which includes 6 prior trips to Europe and back)"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "No free alcoholic drinks, only two movies in the free selection, needed to check in directly at the gate"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "The flight arrived to Frankfurt to late for our next flight and re booked our next flight twice. So instead of waiting only an hour and half we ended waiting 7 hours. And the boarding on the next flight almost didn't have any seats. The entertainment and all the movies was not free of churg. And there was not enough food. I was hungry during the flight and found my self eating only junckfood snacks. Also the baggeg allowed was so small specially for international flight. I never heard before about only 20 kg allowed, and I fly a lot. This is not all, they even weight our hand baggeg. I was shocked and disappointed."
Pros: "Wonderful meals and quick service."
Pros: "easy check in at local airport"
Cons: "9:40pm flight was 1 1/2 hours late caused us to miss connection in frankfurt to florence - flight attendants reassured passengers that all connections would be re-booked before we landed and info would be at gate when we arrived-we got to frankfurt & there was no info at all about connections-we went to original gate & by the time we got there the gates in that terminal were all closed down & no employees - finally found a rebooking desk & next flight was not for 5 hours-return trip was even worse 18 hour delay & bused to hotel"
Pros: "Thanks kayak for running updates!! Flights on time and crew friendly. Good meals!!!"
Pros: "The crew was above average. The food was good and mostly inluded in the ticket price."
Cons: "Legroom and overhead bin space was very limited. I felt very cramped. Very limited amount of complimentary entertainment, too."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly!"
Cons: "The check in counter person gave me someone else's boarding pass. Good thing I had checked in online so I didn't have to wait in security line again. :(( The seats were so close together, people with long legs had trouble fitting in."