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Feb 21 — Feb 281
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July

Cheapest flight

$473

Average price round-trip

$1,192

Good deal round-trip

$601

Good deal one-way

$436
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Japan AirlinesOverall score based on 4575 reviews
8.8Boarding
8.6Comfort
9.0Crew
8.5Entertainment
8.4Food
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Options for food. There were no vegetarian options.

The crew at the check-in counter was super-helpful and exceptionally kind.

Pros: "At least it was delayed so we could make it to SFO."
Cons: "The American Airlines flight was delayed so the delayed flight from Honolulu could make it to Los Angeles and not subject AA to additional complaints. We arrived at close to midnight and worried about getting the car out of the parking lot without incurring additional charges of and additional day. The food was not great."
Pros: "JAL lounge at Haneda was the best I've ever been in. The Business Class configuration is terrific -- as private as can be on an airplane, without going First. And the JAL staff, on the ground as well as in the air, are Grade A diplomats, counselors, and -- in a word -- professionals. Which is sorely lacking in US air carriers, who don't seem to understand that air travel is a service industry, and to excel in a service industry, PEOPLE are most important to the customers. Specifically, having enough people: US airline employees are well-trained professionals too, but "corporate" consistently under-hires/deploys, which leaves employees juggling far too much at once, which degrades the service experience for the customer. Yeah, I get "the bottom line," but service industry customers will always go to businesses that offer better service. Ok, rant over. JAL is tops."
Cons: "Security and Immigration at Tokyo Haneda is harder than at US airports, but that's to be expected and nothing that JAL can control."
Cons: "Trip to Manila from Tokyo was delayed for 3hrs plus"
Pros: "Crew was very nice and did a great job. Comfy seat. Smooth flight!"
Pros: "Crew was courteous. Flight in general was uneventful which is a good thing."
Cons: "Nothing to criticize. Flight experience was good but not exordinary."
Pros: "From the food (dinner and lunch), to the spacious seats, to the impressive beverage selection, there is little I would change. The small touches, including coming through the cabin regularly with delicious green tea, made this a wonderful flight."
Pros: "Food was amazing. But Yoshinoya wasn't a good idea, I do not eat beef."
Pros: "everything. Flying on JAL was a fantastic experience. I'm not much for flying and was worried about the long flight, but I loved every minute of it. The flight attendance were so sweet and nice, the food was great. I would even go to Japan again just to fly with JAL!!!"
Cons: "nothing!"
Pros: "Best service and food among a few hundred flights I have taken so far. CAs were always courteous. They are smiling to each other and looked happy. It was really nice to see that."
Cons: "When booking the flights, I didn't know that I wasn't able to reserve a seat until check-in at the airport. Even usual online check-in was available for my ticket. I might have not purchased this ticket if I knew this limitation. It would be nice to know it at the time of booking."
Pros: "Staff and service good"
Cons: "777-300 plane business class very old and tired"
Pros: "Boarding was quick as i've come to expect from DFW."
Cons: "I bought economy to save money, but unfortunately since I got the very back of the plane my seat couldn't recline."
Pros: "Food and beverages were served promptly. Moreover there were several rounds of coffee and tea service so that I never went thirsty. My economy seating was still given first class service."
Pros: "Lots of leg room in economy, flat screen, very friendly crew, and this was the cheapest direct flight to Japan I could find 2 weeks in advance!"
Pros: "This airline is efficient, polite, and has a great business class product. Seats are large and open. Easy to move into different positions. Tv is in readable large and clear with a mini screen in the remote. The food was outstanding. Waygu beef medium rare. Washrooms are the cleanest in the sky. Definite repeat!"
Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"
Pros: "I always like to fly JAL because of their excellent customer service. Very comfortable flight, too. Very smooth take-off and landing."
Pros: "Liked creative approaches with the meals, with new/different menu - some room for improvements but generally good Loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Found the seats hard and uncomfortable after a few hours although the leg space was more generous in economy than United/ANA"
Pros: "I enjoyed everything! My first flight was a little over 10 hours, but it didn't feel that way. I was very comfortable and the crew took very good care of all of the passengers. Japan Airlines is Ichi Ban!!!"
Pros: "The flight crew were very attentive, polite, and full of genuine smiles."
Pros: "Everything was great except for how warm it was. It may be seasonal?"
Cons: "There weren’t any personal vents on the 777 going to or coming back from Japan. Otherwise it was a perfectly fine flight. I just don’t do well when it’s too warm as it make me feel sick."
Pros: "The food"
Pros: "Service was excellent!"
Cons: "It was a great flight!"
Pros: "They give a lot of food and the 12 hour flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Limited selection for entertainment"
Pros: "The Economy class seats had a lot of room - which is unusual for tall people ;-)"
Pros: "My wife and I made the rookie mistake of showing up to the wrong airport in Osaka but the JAL staff helped us by transferring our reservation to a later flight so that we were still able to make our connecting flight from Tokyo to San Francisco. We're grateful to the entire staff at JAL for saving us a lot of time and money!"
Pros: "I was highly impressed with Japan Air's staff both at the gate and on the flight. It was incredible customer service. I get really anxious with flying and traveling in general and was so eased just by their friendliness and organization. Thank you! I also forgot to write a review but my flight from San Diego to Tokyo on June 27 was also amazing. I was really stressed out over some logistics of my trip and the people at the gate in San Diego were so helpful!"
Pros: "I didn't expect neck pillow on board"
Cons: "Seat wilder would be great"
Pros: "Crew service is adequate. There's not much to complain about. Also I like they always put extra stuff on a table in the back, in case any passenger want to get extra between meals."
Cons: "The aisle is getting narrower and narrower. I sat by the aisle, and my elbow sometimes got in the way inadvertently or unintentionally."
Pros: "Good service."
Pros: "I have gotten used to long flights on various American airlines where it seems the staff do the minimal amount. Service is so incredibly better on Japan Airlines. Staff respond when you ask for assistance. They smile and work with the passengers. They were actively present almost all the time which was amazing. There is just no, "no," on Japanese Airlines. I loved the media options."
Cons: "It has been a while but the food was not as good as I remembered from way back when, or maybe that was Korean Air? It was, however, hot when it should be hot and cold when it should be cold."
Pros: "It was anything very good, my trips on air are great. all flight attendant did good job.i got good slept well on flight JL 060.so I will choice Japan Airline next time. Thank you very much"
Pros: "Clean :)"
Cons: "The flight attendants were talking in the back all through the flight. I was seated third row from the back, so they were audible throughout the flight and very annoying."
Pros: "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
Cons: "The food was no better than any other airplane food."
Pros: "Excellent service by JAL check-in people and the flight crew. Also, for a standard economy seat, I found the seat spacing and resulting legroom was generous - and I'm 6 ft. tall."
Cons: "Can't think of anything, really."
Pros: "Nothing really special."
Cons: "They love the PA system. They want to make announcements in multiple languages all the time."
Pros: "The seat have enough legs room,I'm 181cm usually feel uncomfortable when I take airplane to somewhere, however Japan Airline offer really good service and comfortable seat."
Cons: "Requested Vegetarian Meals. Didn't get them"
Pros: "Crew did a first-rate job, and space in economy seating was civilized. Snacks and juices were tasty and plentiful. Bathrooms were spacious and waits for access were manageable. Television screens and headphones in economy were easy to use and reproduced video and audio content well. Overhead storage space was adequate, even for an almost fully-booked flight whose passengers relied upon it very heavily."
Cons: "One of my vegetarian meals (the larger of the two) wasn't vegetarian. This was astonishing -- a first for me in more than twenty years of flights across the Pacific. Not once have I had a vegetarian meal that included chicken, but that is just what was served to me on this flight; I was obliged to spit it out, and to wash my mouth afterwards. The selection of films offered was demoralizingly poor, and the seatback pockets afforded even less storage space than usual."
Pros: "Everything from delicious Japanese cuisine to attentive and courteous customer service from ground crew to flight crew greatly impressed our family. Being able to fly to Haneda is even better. We plan to fly JAL from now on."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "flight attendants are always nice and gentle on JAL. Food is great. Rarely late departures"
Cons: "nothing really"
Cons: "Food is not that good"
Pros: "Upgraded to premium economy and the seat was comfortable. However the food was lacking. The snack was a collection of overly sweet bars and bread. The meal was okay."
Pros: "Japan airline and ANA airline are the best quality. Service,foods everything is good wonderful!!"
Pros: "The upgraded seating."
Pros: "I liked the snack bag given at the beginning of flight. Long flights tend to dehydrate, I would like to see more bottled water available."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom and nice updated interior."
Cons: "No complaints this time."
Pros: "Cheapflights ..I will book my ticket from you again.. I am so delighted."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Amazing service"
Pros: "Seat was broken would not lock in upright position. Seat entertainment screen was also malfunctioning in the on position."
Pros: "Attentive crew !"
Cons: "add low carb meal option please!"
Pros: "Speeding of departure after boarding"
Cons: "Flight delayed again. Flight was delayed due to “preparations “ but the plane was at the gate for 3 hours before boarding. Did not make sense. Flight was warm in the plane."
Pros: "Loved the Kabuki actors used for safety instructional video - stay for the ending credits!"
Cons: "Boarding felt like a standing cattle call. Some - not all - stews acted as though they were insulted to have to provide food and beverage service, as though they were too tired and/or impatient to deal w/ economy class."
Pros: "Entertainment offerings were good."
Cons: "I booked the flight thinking it was with ANA , it was on United which is a full step below in quality. My bad!"
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Disappointed with some of flight attendants. ANA used to provide best customer service."
Pros: "Service, crew, punctuality, plane, seats"
Cons: "Food, cold coffee and tea."
Pros: "Attentive and friendly service, good food, fairly spacious seat."
Pros: "Great experience overall"
Pros: "I have An excellent services from two of stewardess on the plane her names is Miyuke if m not mistaken short hair always smiles she is an asset made me comfortable and kiyeke if am not mistaken up hair she is always smiling and has nice conversation. They’re appreciated. Keep improving ANA, i’ll Change to choose anytime to visit Asia country. Thank you."
Pros: "Friendly crew, great movie choices."
Cons: "Not a lot of left space, very full flight."
Pros: "Typical ANA quality. Bumpy flight but handled very well."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Quality of the planes"
Cons: "Nothing as far as human services. Thai used to be and I have flown Thai since i was a teenager, many many times. I used to every time get excited to fly with Thai. this time i had two Thai connections between Tokyo - Bankgkok and Bangkok-Delhi, both times my two young minor children were automatically seated away from me and each other also during checkin process. it took a lot of time and convincing the agent to get my own children seated with me on long international flights! Food service was worse than expect for name of Thai airways!"
Pros: "The crew is attentive and kind, the promptness is the airline, they aren’t afraid to serve you top notch food and dessert"
Cons: "The only thing that soured my trip was on the way back, it was a passenger who was just way overboard disgusting. First of all he takes off his shoes and then his socks and crosses his legs so his barefoot is right next to my tray table. Then he proceeds to unbutton his pants and unbuckle his belt. Reaches down into his nethers and takes a good whiff of his hand. This passenger continually kept encroaching into my seat, either sitting on a portion of my leg or putting his shoulder over my shoulder, even at one point used me as lean on. It was a 9 hour flight of misery... I was definitely uncomfortable for majority of that flight due to the passenger in 40A on flight NH176"
Cons: "Not enough space to put my luggages"
Cons: "The flight left late and it was extremely hot in the cabin. It was a good thing that our connecting flight was a couple of doors down or we would not have made it, we sat on the runway waiting for our turn"
Pros: "The meals were healthy Japanese meals with lots of vegetables"
Pros: "Crew and service were top notch. Everything done efficiently and flawlessly. Food was good. Flight was smooth and trouble free,"
Cons: "Nine hours in tight confinement just cannot be fun. There is no way that great service can fix the problem of being kept in an extremely small and uncomfortable space. Business and first class are unaffordable, so there is no solution. I'd fly more if it were not so painful."
Pros: "Excellent food. Very nice service."
Pros: "In-flight service, in-flight entertainment, environment temperature"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Food and entertainment is great."
Cons: "The plane was a bit old, no bidet in the bathroom (the newer planes has it)"
Pros: "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
Cons: "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"
Pros: "Very Comfortable Equipment"
Cons: "Vegetarian food options"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, clean toilets"
Cons: "Flight attendant missed our breakfast and when reminded didn't even apologize. old aircraft"
Cons: "crew not able to understand English they can't speak also all announcements in Japanese crew speaking only in Japanese"
Cons: "Food took 3 hrs to get out. Movie selection was limited compared to other airlines"
Pros: "The crew was very efficient and the food was also good"
Cons: "You should add some veg dishes"
Pros: "Flight was very good - enjoyed meal and entertainment"
Cons: "Should make it clear to passengers ahead of time that flight departs from international terminal (terminal 1) at Shanghai airport (and also that flight is NOT out of Pudong airport, although we were aware of the latter fact ahead of time)."
Pros: "stewards very polite"
Cons: "seats uncomfortable"
Pros: "From communication on flight details to boarding to in-flight comfort, ANA rocked. The staff was so kind, seeing that we had what we needed. I didn't feel like a liability at all, and I think their approach to the work ensured a great flight experience for everyone."
Cons: "EVERY FRIGHT WAS DELAY, AND LOST BAGGAGE, AND MY SUITCASE WAS BROKEN!!!!"
Pros: "Messed everything up!!!"
Cons: "Messed everything up!!!"
Pros: "I've flown to Asia many, many times and NH is the best of all the carriers I've used."
Pros: "flight attendant in business not as nice as sfo to narita"
Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."
Pros: "Treated with respect and calmness."
Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food provided was tasteless"
Pros: "Young, pretty, and charming stewardesses. :-)"
Pros: "ANA service is always great. Always my first choice."
Cons: "The 777-200 on this route is getting a little old. It would be nice to have one of their newer 787 planes instead. And there is no Premium Economy option."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and the crew and service were excellent. Overall, the food on this flight was also enjoyable."
Cons: "I find the 777 SFO -> Tokyo, and Tokyo -> SFO cabin gets too warm when trying to sleep. With a warm blanket provided, I would suggest keeping the cabin a bit cooler and providing extra blankets if people need them. Also the movie selection on ANA is not nearly as comprehensive as what United provides on international flights."
Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to delays from first flight"
Pros: "Entertainment/video options were good. I was upgraded to Economy Plus, which meant significantly more legroom and more comfortable seats."
Cons: "I could not chose my seat for this flight. It was a HUGE hassle. Flew with boyfriend and we were automatically put in seats that were 20 rows apart. We could not choose our seats online, or at airport. We had to wait until we were at the boarding gates, and all of the seats were taken."
Pros: "I bought two very expensive tickets and the seats were blocked by the pilot for his family, so my son had to travel in the simple business, that is a lot cheaper"
Cons: "No personal screens, and the United flight crew seemed very impatient with me and others."
Cons: "no"
Pros: "They automatically moved my luggage to the next plane. No need to go through customs in Tokyo."
Cons: "The Price."
Pros: "The trip back across the Pacific was just as good as the first one. The flight crew was exceptional and I can't praise them enough. Movie and music choices were great for such a long trip, I got to see the Martian finally. Again their food was so good, I don't understand how that is possible. Got to keep my electronics charged and use my own headphones. I would fly with them again."
Cons: "Usually offer water at your seat repeatedly. Only one time in 11 hour flight? Corona prevention?"
Pros: "EVA does a nice job getting all of the service out and making sure you have everything you want."
Cons: "If you are a big guy upgrade to exit row or economy plus. This is an airline that doesn’t generally serve people that are over 6’ or 200 lbs."
Pros: "Crew was courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Most seats have reclining problems. Very stiff and difficult to adjust."
Pros: "Crew was great. Economy seat was like any economy seat on an airplane. The seats recline more than others I have flown on. The only thing that I liked was that the plane was not filled and I could stretch out a bit on some empty seats."
Cons: "The food was horrible."
Pros: "I loved the fact that once I got to Taipei I had a very short layover and back to SFO. Awesome"
Pros: "Great champagne. Good food. Good movie selection. Great seat. Pajamas."
Cons: "Nothing. Excellent airline."
Pros: "They let me sleep during dinner"
Cons: "It would have been nice to be given an aisle that had some empty seats because I have long legs"
Pros: "The service could be improved."
Cons: "The service could a little bit better English"
Pros: "The crew members were good but the seat is small with not much of leg room. Foods were suck & not appearing"
Cons: "Good appearing & tasty foods with better snacks"
Pros: "Great crew and nice comfortable seats"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Great service from flight staff."
Pros: "Crews are excellent"
Cons: "More legroom"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Seat was ok"
Cons: "Everything could have been better"
Pros: "1. Kind and accommodating flight attendants 2. Had a good variety of choices for food & drinks 3. I was lucky enough to be on a roomy flight 4. Bathrooms were clean and smelled nice 5. The provided earbuds/earphones are great since they provide a bit of noise cancelling or at least block out extra noise"
Pros: "Efficient crew"
Cons: "Flight late"
Cons: "Cramped economy seats"
Pros: "First time flying EVA. They made it easy!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "I was lucky enough to have extra seats next to me so I slept well on the plane. I appreciated how friendly the stewardesses were, and also the ease of boarding, the prompt food service, and cleainess of the plane (and restrooms too)"
Cons: "The dining options were ok, not particularly wonderful, but overall pretty good."
Pros: "metal silverware is great, reduces plastic waste."
Cons: "plastic cups, they're not biodegradable. Better to use paper cups."
Pros: "I was happy to be back on EVA after a bad experience on Thai Air."
Cons: "That I was not compensated in any way for my previous flight BR68 from Bangkok to Taiwan that was cancelled. I was put into another airline barely in time that had poor food, no entertainment & smaller seats. Waiting for EVA to respond with some sort of compensation so I don't have to switch airlines. ANA is looking really good right now."
Pros: "Very spacious seating. Great staff, and smooth flight."
Cons: "I never got my vegetarian meal as requested. That was too bad."
Pros: "The flight to Taiwan from LAX was miserable. It was so hot i sweated the entire 14 hours. Was told they cannot adjust it. Easier to get blanket to be warm no way to cool off"
Pros: "Good food, attentive staff,but entertainment need a little upgrade . Overall it was good"
Cons: "i wish they had better hygiene"
Cons: "I was told to stop watching movies when we were descending. I was never asked to do that with other airlines. If it is due to safety issues, I would appreciate they informed us why we can’t watch the airline movies"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Seat are too small and have no legs room"
Pros: "In-town checkin at the Taipei main MTR station. Check in, luggage gets scanned and is taken from there to the airport. You just hop on the train with no luggage to haul with you."
Pros: "Great service by the crew / flight attendants! Good food (to me) We lucked out due to not a full flight"
Cons: "Limited entertainment selection (though we did find some interesting Asian films to watch ....)"
Pros: "Helpful, professional, and friendly cabin crew, who are also easy on the eyes:) Individual movie screens."
Cons: "The food is mediocre at best. But it's no worse than most economy cabins. Need better movies."
Cons: "I have never sat in such terrible plane seats. First, there are FOUR seats but there are only THREE partitions at the bottom, meaning I had to share leg space and purse space with the stranger next to me. It's awkward enough sitting next to someone I don't know and having to worry about accidentally leaning on him when I fall asleep but having to constantly be in contact with his leg was very uncomfortable. I kind of got over it after awhile but I could tell the kid I was having leg time with was super uncomfortable since he would jerk his leg away every time it touched mine. Sorry to be harsh but I don't know how you're getting 9.0+ scores from the other customers. Yeah your flights are cheap but your seat options suck and the movies weren't good enough to make up for it. D+. You get what you pay for I suppose but your tix weren't that much different from the other more comfortable airlines."
Pros: "Good leg room and seats are comfortable. Food was better than most airplane food. Entertainment system was great as well!"
Cons: "Flight attendants were obnoxious about window shades. They could have come around with water a little more frequently as well."
Pros: "Very good. Staff is great"
Cons: "Need more water available throughout flight"
Cons: "Good"
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "20'' wide seat & 38'' pitch meal choices Great IFE"
Cons: "very crowed flight not enough choice left when reach my row (24A & B) ambient temperature too warm"
Pros: "Nice airplane! Loved the movie selections and the meals. Exceptional service!"
Pros: "All in house setvices"
Pros: "Clean. On time. Efficient friendly service."
Cons: "Limited selection of films. Food was really bland. I expected much more from EVA. Disappointed. No in between meals snack offered. No comfort pouch offered (tooth brush, face mask, ear plugs, etc)."
Pros: "Entertainment and arrived 1 hr early as scheduled."
Cons: "No priority boarding for passenger with kids. Beverages needs to be offered routinely. Passenger should be served wirh food, awake or not. No loot bag offered to children."
Pros: "Great experience flying with EVA, boarded late but still arrived on time, better food than other airlines though still airplane food, flight attendants very courteous and nice"
Cons: "For such a long international flight, I would suggest offering more water throughout flight as I've appreciated on other airlines"
Cons: "check in at SFO was chaotic on the outbound flight, and the guy at the counter really fought me on the price of my surfboard bag. he wanted to charge me $300, when it was really only $100 for the size of bag I had. I called ahead and made sure of the size limit for the $100 fee and even went and bought a new bag to hold my boards specifically to fit. Also, had to go to a separate counter and wait in a separate line to pay the fee, which took quite a while and seemed VERY unnecessary."
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Just fine only 2 hrs overlay"
Pros: "Everything is good. Overall we had a better experience comparing KUL to TPE."
Pros: "Great food service, comfortable chairs, and adequate entertainment on the screen."
Cons: "Crew members pulled out my earphones when they could have just asked me to take them out. It was a bit pushy of them and others still had their earphones in and they let them leave it in upon landing"
Pros: "staff was friendly. Planes very comfortable. Wine the whole way home. Movie selection great. I had a whole row of 3 seats together to myself for a 12 hour flight #winning"
Cons: "I didn't like the layover but that had nothing to do with Eva air. Eva air was great and I would def recommend to others"
Pros: "Very comfortable flight"
Cons: "The food was awful."
Pros: "Great service! Modern planes with comfortable seats, great entertainment selection with your own personal display, and places to charge your mobile devices. I'd like more leg room because I'm tall, but their seats are WAY better than USA based carriers. Food is pretty good considering it's airline food. EVA is one of my top choices for SE Asia Travel."
Cons: "Movie selection was lacking\ Bathroom floor was wet; I needed to wipe ti up myself"

The staff lied to me all day long. No one informed me that my flight times had changed. I’m still sleeping on the ground in the Middle East. The worst experience I have ever had flying. With this level of incompetence and lack of compassion I can’t imagine how the airline business will survivor. This experience has encouraged me to stop traveling. May god have mercy on you and your customers. Not sure I can handle to be lied to my face anymore . Sleeping on the floor in the middle East with no hope of getting home

Qatar airways Customer service was terrible especially in Baghdad office! They were very unprofessional, helpless and very rude!

Seats were old and lanky. Food was bad, we got sick.

Doha to Lax, airplane food was bland and pretty bad

❤️❤️❤️

Inaccurate flight time, need to improve customer service. It’s better for them to spend money on hiring professional staff instead of spending money on expensive ads.

Pros: "The seating was cramped for a 14 hours flight but the staff was excellent."
Cons: "Food options not always what I was expecting."
Pros: "I really loved the food and the attendants were super friendly and helpful"
Cons: "My flight time was changed but I didn’t receive any email regarding the change"
Pros: "Great crew, excellent staff at the airport. Planes were nice and comfortable. Food was ok. They have an excellent price to quality ratio; you can often get great prices on some of the more popular destinations and the service is 5 stars."
Cons: "Some alcoholic drinks"
Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "N/a"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Longer wifi time and faster connection"
Pros: "Yes very"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The new Qsuites are very comfortable"
Pros: "Crew was not this great on my Flight from Doha to IAD. My pre ordered food was not given on time and they missed it. I was given cold food. The flight attendant ignored to offer Drinks and they didn't give the Custom Forms too. I have to ask everything and THE overall service was awful"
Cons: "Flight attendants should care the passengers and provide the best service. Otherwise there is no use paying expensive flight tickets and travelling on Qatar"
Pros: "Very packed and no leg space"
Pros: "Yes crew was very polite and seat were comfortable. Roomy enough to stretch leg for height of people up to 5'7"
Cons: "overall everything was good. Toilet could have been little roomier. little cranked up. People with overweight would have tough time.."
Pros: "Amazing except for the entertainment it was horrible"
Cons: "Entertainment system , 6 hours flight without entertainment is tough"
Pros: "I think that my review and comments about the first portion of the flight apply equally to the second portion of the flight. Despite my criticism of the food, the flight attendant service was above expectations."
Cons: "The food. Hire a chef that knows how to make the food palatable."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Non"
Pros: "I got free internet on this flight: sponsored by Ooredoo. You can get 8MB for free! Breakfast was good quantity"
Cons: "Entertainment Oryx One, lunch quantity aswell. FPML had one tray, VJML and AVML had the same packed wrap."
Pros: "On time, fairly good food, good entertainment system."
Cons: "Very cramped seating when the flight is full. We're told to stretch our legs, but there is no place to walk or even stand."
Cons: "too hot called groups too fast for boarding"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Food crew and entertainment were all good thanks"
Cons: "A child behind me kept kicking the back of the seat all the time and the mother did nothing about it"
Pros: "Cabin crew service is excellent. Food is very nice. Safe travel."
Cons: "Little bit congested."
Cons: "I didn't like that my original return flight selection was changed one month after confirming. The new flight details which were automatically chosen for me had me coming back home a full day later. This forced me to have to select a new return flight with an 8 hour layover."
Pros: "The overall experience"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No HE"
Pros: "Ended up having spare seats beside me. Planes were new and in great condition. Staff were very good."
Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."
Cons: "The aircraft was changed and passengers were required to check in their hand luggage, yet remove their electronics from their hand carry. In my case I had several electronic items which I had to carry onto the aircraft and store awkwardly which created a major risk of my camera and laptop being damaged in the process. This is not the kind of service I expect from Qatar Airways, especially considering the exorbitant ticket prices."
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Cons: "I was not given any option regarding the change of my departure flight from Colombo. Originally it was scheduled for 13th 3.25AM and it was brought forward to 12th night 20.20. This caused inconvenience to me and my family to wait 7 hours for the connecting flight to Johannesburg from Doha. When the flight is changed by airline for their convenience, they would have given preferential treatment to the passengers involved. We had to bare the cost of food and make us comfortable on our own due to the delay in transit."
Pros: "Short flight, seat pitch OK and food adequate. Good crew."
Cons: "Bus boarding always chaotic"
Pros: "Liked everything."
Cons: "Nothing was wrong but excess bagage fee is high"
Pros: "Qatar has one of the best service in the world"
Cons: "Nothing that I ca th think off"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Observed that one flight attendant from India is giving more attention to a person who is from Navy. He avoided asking what we want for drinks etc. He always ignored us and pushed his cart before we answer. We are very unhappy with his behavior, however, adjusted ourselves."
Pros: "i liked that the entertainment system had a lot to offer, lots of movies and options. I liked the staff, they were very cooperative and friendly."
Cons: "the flight was delayed 45 minutes, passengers were waiting in a non-air-conditioned aircraft. The AC was working after takeoff. The airplane chairs were small and no leg room, on a 7 hour flight to Barcelona that was exhausting! Couldn't manage to get some sleep at all. Overall, at least I arrived to my destination safe and sound. Thank you!"
Pros: "Aircraft was much better than the flight from US, food was great. The only thing I wished for was more movies."
Cons: "Lack of movies"
Pros: "Everyone on duty!!"
Pros: "Excellent crew and service"
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"
Cons: "A little crowded but still great service."
Pros: "First flight was okay"
Cons: "My return flight then follow on with Qatar airways to Baghdad was cancelled and they didnt tell me that on my first leg i could have stayed longer as i was re directed to a later flight making my total layover 18hrs in Doha i rather have stayed in Philippines that extra 8 hrs"
Cons: "Other passengers pushing, coughing & sneezing without proper sanitary measures; dirty toilets. This reflects on the education level of passengers, not the crew, but it still makes flying into Jeddah on packed flights particularly miserable."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The screen of my seat and my mom ( sitting next to me) and the lady near the window stopped working after launching and we had to stair in the dark for eleven hours the flight attendant tried but couldn't fix it. The seat itself was broken and I had to put the bottom Cushing back every time I stand up.the cue to the rest room ( one off them has a broken lock so you can't lock it ) was very long and I had to wait for 25 minutes tell I got in ( the first time I waited too long standing in an air plane )"
Pros: "Boarding and Seat comfort was good"
Cons: "Food quantity in each service was not sufficient. Food quality ok. Cabin baggage limit of 15 lb/7kg per bag is awfully inadequate that renders the standard cabin baggage useless"
Pros: "Good staff and service"
Cons: "Require more leg room"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "Cabin crew courtesy."
Pros: "The food was great and so was the service."
Cons: "The ride was a bit bumpy at times. I wish there is a foot rest in front for Economy class, just like Singapore Airline ."
Cons: "The cabin temperature was a bit too warm, I sweated a bit during mid flight from the heat."
Pros: "Food was the worse"
Cons: "Improve food that will be suitable for human beings"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good entertainment options."
Pros: "Excellence in crew's attitude, promptness in service, very courteous."
Cons: "A bit more bathroom diligence would have been nice, but the passengers seemed quite messy."
Cons: "Seats too small. We were unable to choose seats ourselves; it got spit to of a computer. Flight was delayed about 50 minutes. Food had a lot of pasta, for some reason, we were not able to choose food. Would have chosen vegetarian."
Cons: "I didn’t know My stop over would be more than 8 hours between flights Very disappointed. I don’t think will use your services again"
Pros: "Seat was ok. Service was timely"
Cons: "Excellent"
Pros: "Love China air. Comfortable. Lots of movies. Food okay"
Cons: "I dropped my fork on the floor. The 1st crew, who did not understand Mandarin came back with salt and pepper,even I asked for the fork in English. I asked her again, but she impatiently told me each meal plate came only with one set of utensils."
Pros: "Professional good food toilet clean"
Cons: "Professional good food toilet clean"
Pros: "I like the space between seats. A couple inches helps"
Cons: "Staff just not as friendly as last time on This airline. Audio earphones just doesn’t work welll. It’s double prong so you can’t use your own and there ear buds very uncomfortable and earphones from previous flight didn’t work well either. This really needs fixing. 12 hours this should be a big priority."
Cons: "Food was not as good as I would expect from China Air and they ran out of eggs for breakfast."
Cons: "They told me that when i get back to manila that’s the time they will deal with my luggage problem"
Cons: "I had preselected a window seat, but somehow I was “bumped” out of this preselected window seat to a middle seat. I informed this detail to the Air China rep at check in but she would not listen nor care about it. I tried explaining several times, but basically got nowhere. Thanks for listening"
Pros: "The plane was late coming in but the staff only detained us 30 minutes which we made up flying to Sfo"
Cons: "Rather cramped quarters for such a long flight."
Pros: "Like everything but the seats. The flight attendants are amazing."
Cons: "Only thing I didn’t like was the chairs weren’t as comfortable as the seats from the flight to taiwan. My back hurt more."
Pros: "Food and transfer is great."
Cons: "Flight delays."
Pros: "The staff was nice and very accommodating. The food was good. I was very comfortable the whole time. My ears were fine."
Cons: "I tried a lot of times to check in online but I was never successful."
Pros: "Recent movies were available. Enjoyed the personal screen with games and options to keep entertained."
Cons: "Originally, I had 2 flights scheduled from Myanmar to SF. One connecting flight from Yangon to Taipei, then from Taipei to San Francisco with a 7 hour lay over in between. Not too bad. 3 weeks before my vacation to Myanmar, China airlines moved my return connecting flight from Yangon to Taipei a day early, which meant I would need to cancel hotel reservations in Yangon and would be stranded in Taipei overnight. I called China Airlines and the only option was to move my 2nd flight a day early. No apologies or reason why my connecting flight was changed a day earlier."
Pros: "I had a seat in Premium Economy and the seats were very comfortable. The chair had the option to extend into a foot rest and had wider arm space than standard economy seats do."
Cons: "Boarding was a little delayed and hectic (seemed disorganized). The flight was quite crowded/full so this was likely a factor. Also, I was served a dish with ham (which I don't eat) even after asking for the contents & there being no mentioning of ham being in the dish. The crew was very apologetic and kind enough to offer any other dish option they had available."
Pros: "They let me sleep."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Cons: "fter serving a meal, it was 7 hours later we received any beverages. the cabin air was very dehydrating and everyone started coughing because we had been given no water. this is how people get sick and spread diseases. the plane definitely needed to consider hydration. and when they finally served us the meal, they didnt offer water rather coffee or tea and i had to ask for water and juice. the cabin temperature also fluctuated from hot to cold."
Pros: "Foods and services were excellent"
Pros: "New planes"
Cons: "Seats"
Pros: "I haven't verified this with seat pitch measurements, but the economy seats on this flight (Airbus A350) felt roomier than the economy seats we've had on US airlines. Flights in economy seating haven't been truly comfortable for me in a while, but this one was decent."
Pros: "They operate the Airbus A350, a nice very modern plane on this route"
Pros: "Fly China airlines you won't be sorry"
Cons: "They damaged my luggage"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour to allow delayed passengers to arrive but kept us on the plane the whole time which was very inconvenient"
Pros: "- Onboard entertainment - Meals were reflective of Taiwanese meals - the minced pork rice was yummy! - Crew was attentive and came by often to address any needs"
Cons: "- Little leg room in Economy class - Air conditioning could not be adjusted (but helped with ventilation)"
Pros: "Regular water and juice served throughout entire flight was much appreciated. Lots of movie options for those who cannot sleep."
Cons: "Seats so close together, man behind me kicking my seat in his sleep for 12 hours. No snacks in between meals. Hindu meal should be vegetarian but had meat. My request on both round trip flights for a window or aisle were not honored."
Cons: "The next phase in Taipei the following day was just the same circus as CA handed us (without clear information or announcements) off to any available carrier to get us to our intended destinations, again not communicating well; Turned over to Eva Air - who seemed to have the situation under control and knew how to communicate - loud and clear - to all customers - what we were going to be doing and when and why. In the future - flying Eva - even though this was the first ever event of this type I have had flying China Airlines. Eva provided both meal vouchers and boxes of candy to each and every customer affected while we awaited our flights to our final destinations. CA was silent - and also very absent when we arrived in SFO and went to collect our baggage - again Eva being the party taking action and responsibility to help us get our bags, with 1 of 3 damaged by CA handlers)."
Pros: "China Air did a fine job overall. SFO TO Bali. The food was ok and the movie selection was a little short for newer stuff. But all and all for the price = good."
Pros: "Airport lounge"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Overall excellent service"
Cons: "It delayed too long and lead to missing my flight from San Francisco to Boston, the line to immigrate was too long and just 1 hour connect flight due to the delayed in Taipei"
Pros: "Clean plane."
Cons: "The dinner upset my stomach, leading me to get sick once I got home."
Pros: "Quiet cabin - no crying babies or toddlers"
Cons: "Food was terrible; will choose different airline in future for long haul trips"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no notice, made us go off site to explore other options, no solution, booked another airline"
Pros: "Seats were quiet comfy, great movie selection on a personal touch screen tv, delicious meals and drinks."
Cons: "Not enough toilet rooms for the amount of the passengers it caries"
Pros: "- Extremely helpful flight crew attentive to your needs - Pretty good food options and tasty too. - A great selection of current movies and TV shows from around the world will help pass the time"
Cons: "- Terribly cramped seating in economy class (you get what you pay for)"
Pros: "direct fight"
Cons: "rude passenger who refused to put down his arm rest in between us. the food was really bad. our seats got switch after airport check in."
Cons: "The meal I had requested for my family and I was not available. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Crew ! Very quick and accomodating"
Cons: "Oh the veggies in the noodles was kinda overcooked but the noodles is delecious"
Pros: "Attentive staff, good selection of entertainment"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding, very cramped seating"
Pros: "I liked the blankets, food and movie selections."
Cons: "The cabin crew seemed to give full cans of beverage to the Chinese and people from Taiwan, but only graced westerners with a cup."
Pros: "Crews were nice ."
Cons: "Not serving enough water during freight."
Cons: "not enough toilets for a full flight - I had to wait a long time each time I had to go. The food was good, however, I didn't feel like I got a full meal. I ordered gluten free and did not get a substitute for bread in the evening or morning meal and didn't even get yogurt in the morning. I was glad I brought some bars with me just in case."
Pros: "The upgrade to business class"
Cons: "The waiting time for transfer"
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