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Airports
Origin
Cape Town
$930
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$930
Johannesburg
$744
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$744
Destination
San Francisco
$744
only
$744
Mon, Apr 9
JNB
SFO
43h 39m
Mon, Apr 30
SFO
JNB
38h 29m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
JNB
SFO
34h 43m
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
JNB
27h 40m
Trip: 50 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14905 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
ORD
LHR
Excellent 9.3

the first flight from Chicago to London was great. very good aircraft.

LHR
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Flight wasn’t full so it was great to be able to stretch out!

One older cabin female attendant was quite arrogant - otherwise all good!

SEA
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Quality of food

AUH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

I arrived safely and on time

Audio plug for my seat was broken, but I slept so it worked out Kay.

LHR
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing about wheelchairs

When arrived they don't take wheelchairs

Thu, Apr 19
CPT
SFO
26h 55m
Wed, May 2
SFO
CPT
33h 50m
Trip: 14 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10309 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
HYD
Excellent 10.0

On time.

EWR
ATH
Good 6.3

The price.

Legroom entertainment show selection remote control {very poor} Food

DXB
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Javier the flight attendant was so welcoming and attentive. Flight got l fit late, but arrived on time. Service was efficient and respectful. Was not as crowded as prior flight and was able to eat the meal

Time of flight really sucked. 4:00 AM departure meant arriving at 1.00 AM. Tough way to start a day

DXB
DYU
Excellent 10.0

Perfect

DXB
NBO
Okay 5.6

Screens (for in-flight entertainment) kept freezing, not as much legroom as previous flights (BKK-DXB, DXB-SIN, NBO-DXB) on Emirates

Thu, Feb 1
CPT
SFO
32h 35m
Sat, Feb 10
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
$1048
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17553 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
IST
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

the flight attendants were more present and even spoke English.

IST
TXL
Good 6.8

It was on time and we got there safely, otherwise not memorable in any way.

The staff...not very outgoing....they clearly wish that they were somewhere else.

SFO
IST
Good 6.6

The entertainment system was nice, the drinks were good, and the food was OK in Economy Class

The cabin crew was not very outgoing and not proactive in any way when it came to helping customers. The overall 777 plane was OK. I would have liked to see if the A380 was nicer. The entertainment screens were lower resolution with a good, but not great selection of content.

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

Tue, Feb 27
CPT
SFO
34h 23m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
CPT
30h 08m
$1057
Trip: 14 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 1459 reviews
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
CPT
ADD
Okay 5.0

flight smelled like pee

LFW
EWR
Okay 4.3

Auto-adjusting windows

Understaffed. The plane looked and felt old. Food was sub-par.

IAD
ADD
Excellent 8.0

Staff very friendly

Bathroom cleanliness

TLV
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

we booked this flight because it was the shortest. However, we received an email a few days ago saying that the flight on the way back changed and the layover has increased from 2h to almost 7h! this is very upsetting since Im pregnant and the bring such a ling time at the Addis airport really ruined my flight experience

CDG
ADD
Good 6.0

The crew kept on supplying 3 passengers with beer and wine, who obviously had too much to drink already and were obnoxiously loud and disturbing the flight.

Mon, Feb 26
CPT
SFO
42h 52m
Tue, Mar 13
SFO
CPT
38h 23m
$1333
Trip: 15 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6898 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
TXL
DOH
Good 7.6

everything went smoothly, no delays, boarding was easy and quick

LAX
DOH
Okay 4.0

Flight delay by 4 hours!!

DOH
HND
Excellent 8.3

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

DOH
BUD
Good 6.0

Organization of the boarding

DOH
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Comfortable, on time

Tue, Feb 27
CPT
SFO
42h 30m
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
CPT
38h 05m
$1391
Trip: 18 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 3813 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
YVR
Good 6.0

We were lucky the flight wasn't full. Had decent leg room using three seats for the two of us.

Had entertainment without downloading the WestJet app and/or payoff for stuff.

HKG
KIX
Good 6.8

CX still has good offerings on flights from their home in Hong Kong to other destinations.

However, CX for International Regional is, in no way, comparable to their better long-haul routes. That being said, the entire airline has lost its luster like their home country is losing their value with prices going up and value for-the-dollar going down.

HKG
JFK
Okay 5.6

I was NOT able to choose our seats, so we couldn't sit together and were in the last two rows, in middle seats! It also took us 15 minutes to jog to the opposite end of the airport to just make our connecting flight. I would not fly with Cathay again!

HKG
EWR
Excellent 9.3

Great crew and spacey seating.

CEB
HKG
Excellent 8.0

The usual Cathay Pacific service

On time departure and arrival.

Wed, Apr 11
JNB
SFO
43h 39m
Wed, Apr 18
SFO
JNB
38h 29m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 16
JNB
SFO
47h 21m
Wed, Feb 28
SFO
JNB
34h 10m
Trip: 13 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14905 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
TLV
Okay 5.6

the staff

aircraft, food, entertainment

SEA
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Quality of food

LHR
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing about wheelchairs

When arrived they don't take wheelchairs

LHR
ORD
Good 6.6

Flight on time, friendly crew.

Not so good meals. For a 9 long-haul flight only one meal provided, other was a cheap candy bar. Other carriers do offer breakfast. Traveled with child and did not allow priority boarding at LHR. Limited leg room, I assume this already a trend well known by travelers.

IAD
LHR
Good 6.0

General sense of management and professionalism, punctuality.

Lack of attention to detail and general frugality

Sun, Mar 4
JNB
SFO
46h 21m
Sat, Mar 10
SFO
JNB
41h 05m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
JNB
SFO
27h 45m
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
JNB
40h 55m
Trip: 14 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14905 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
ORD
Good 6.6

Flight on time, friendly crew.

Not so good meals. For a 9 long-haul flight only one meal provided, other was a cheap candy bar. Other carriers do offer breakfast. Traveled with child and did not allow priority boarding at LHR. Limited leg room, I assume this already a trend well known by travelers.

IAD
LHR
Good 6.0

General sense of management and professionalism, punctuality.

Lack of attention to detail and general frugality

LHR
NBO
Okay 5.0

Boarding, friendly people in London and Hamburg

Flight attendants, plane, food

PHL
BWI
Excellent 8.5

Very rapid flight. Landed far before scheduled arrival(at least 25 minutes). Checked baggage was delivered before schedule arrival time. Crew was pleasant/helpful.

Flight was changed from what was originally scheduled and purchased. I was informed of the change after the purchase before traveling. Thus I had 4 1/2 hours between flights.

LHR
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing about wheelchairs

When arrived they don't take wheelchairs

Fri, Jan 26
JNB
SFO
36h 10m
Mon, Mar 19
SFO
JNB
31h 21m
Trip: 52 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
CPT
SFO
26h 45m
Thu, Mar 15
SFO
CPT
34h 05m
$1018
Trip: 14 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10309 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
EWR
ATH
Excellent 9.6

Great staff, great food, great entertainment, best possible international economy experience

Boarding process could have been a touch more organized, but not significant

CPT
DXB
Good 7.6

The Crew on Emirates are just the best in the industry

paid extra for legroom but the legroom seats have a big disadvantage of no place to put things you need on a long flight.

DXB
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

I have traveled extensively but I have never seen a staff more rude than Emirates. I had a connecting flight at Dubai Airport and there was 8 hours waiting time. At the gate I was connecting for Islamabad, there was not a single seating arrangement. When I complained about it to emirates desk, the staff was extremely rude. Such arrogance and an attitude that you instantly abhor. In my opinion, these Emirates people are most racist people in the world. The way they treat passengers from developing countries is vile. Even onboard, they treat 'white' passengers much differently than they would for a brown skin. I would never fly Emirates again. I plan to write against them in some leading newspaper for being racist. If people like us stay quiet and injustice and humiliating attitude they have against us, we will continue to suffer. I can pay a higher price for any other airline but I decline to ever fly with Emirates at the expense of my dignity.

DXB
NBO
Okay 5.6

Screens (for in-flight entertainment) kept freezing, not as much legroom as previous flights (BKK-DXB, DXB-SIN, NBO-DXB) on Emirates

MAA
DXB
Good 7.6

We were seated towards the back of the economy class and by the time the crew reached us, they ran out of the menu options and we were forced to take left overs

Tue, Jul 10
CPT
SFO
26h 55m
Tue, Jul 31
SFO
CPT
33h 50m
$1018
Trip: 22 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10309 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
EWR
ATH
Good 6.3

The price.

Legroom entertainment show selection remote control {very poor} Food

ADL
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Crew made the flight a pleasant time dispute the 13 hours in the air. Good service, Good food and reasonably comfortable accommodations.

The entertainment system needs some updating - kept freezing and needed to rebooted to continue watching. Wouldn't normally care but with all that time captured in air you need it to work.

DXB
DYU
Excellent 10.0

Perfect

DXB
HYD
Excellent 10.0

On time.

MAA
DXB
Good 7.6

We were seated towards the back of the economy class and by the time the crew reached us, they ran out of the menu options and we were forced to take left overs

Fri, Mar 23
CPT
SFO
32h 35m
Sun, Apr 1
SFO
CPT
32h 55m
$1121
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17553 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

NBO
IST
Mediocre 3.0

flight attendants from Nairobi to Istanbul were rude and unaccomodating. asking for a glass of water appeared to overwhelm the flight attendant.

IST
TXL
Good 6.8

It was on time and we got there safely, otherwise not memorable in any way.

The staff...not very outgoing....they clearly wish that they were somewhere else.

Thu, Mar 1
CPT
SFO
34h 23m
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
CPT
29h 32m
$1168
Trip: 11 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 1459 reviews
Boarding
6.9
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LFW
EWR
Okay 4.3

Auto-adjusting windows

Understaffed. The plane looked and felt old. Food was sub-par.

BLZ
ADD
Excellent 10.0

The food was delicious

TLV
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

Price

Checking in was poor. The booking didn't reflect in jhb or in two Aviv. Special meal was requested and not provided.

TLV
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

we booked this flight because it was the shortest. However, we received an email a few days ago saying that the flight on the way back changed and the layover has increased from 2h to almost 7h! this is very upsetting since Im pregnant and the bring such a ling time at the Addis airport really ruined my flight experience

DAR
ADD
Excellent 9.3

The overall work ethics and the ease of boarding was awesome as well as time line, for hotel transfer due to layoff time was also excellent

Nothing really

Sun, Apr 8
JNB
SFO
38h 51m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
JNB
29h 41m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 5
CPT
SFO
29h 00m
Tue, Jun 26
SFO
CPT
37h 35m
$1006
Trip: 22 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 14905 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
IAD
LHR
Good 6.0

General sense of management and professionalism, punctuality.

Lack of attention to detail and general frugality

LHR
ORD
Good 6.6

Flight on time, friendly crew.

Not so good meals. For a 9 long-haul flight only one meal provided, other was a cheap candy bar. Other carriers do offer breakfast. Traveled with child and did not allow priority boarding at LHR. Limited leg room, I assume this already a trend well known by travelers.

AUH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

I arrived safely and on time

Audio plug for my seat was broken, but I slept so it worked out Kay.

ORD
LHR
Excellent 9.3

the first flight from Chicago to London was great. very good aircraft.

SEA
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Quality of food

Sun, Jan 28
CPT
SFO
28h 30m
Sun, Feb 11
SFO
CPT
40h 40m
$1026
Trip: 15 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10309 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
IAD
Excellent 9.3

Just a fantastic crew, great airplane the Air Bus much more comfortable than the 777 ..

DXB
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Javier the flight attendant was so welcoming and attentive. Flight got l fit late, but arrived on time. Service was efficient and respectful. Was not as crowded as prior flight and was able to eat the meal

Time of flight really sucked. 4:00 AM departure meant arriving at 1.00 AM. Tough way to start a day

EWR
ATH
Good 6.3

The price.

Legroom entertainment show selection remote control {very poor} Food

CPT
DXB
Good 7.6

The Crew on Emirates are just the best in the industry

paid extra for legroom but the legroom seats have a big disadvantage of no place to put things you need on a long flight.

DXB
DAC
Excellent 10.0

তথ্য দিয়ে সাহায্য করা কে আমি ধন্যবাদ জানাচ্ছি, প্রথম থেকে শেষ পর্যন্ত সাথে থাকার জন্য কৃতজ্ঞতা।

Thu, Feb 1
CPT
SFO
32h 35m
Fri, Feb 9
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
$1129
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17553 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
NBO
IST
Mediocre 3.0

flight attendants from Nairobi to Istanbul were rude and unaccomodating. asking for a glass of water appeared to overwhelm the flight attendant.

NRT
IST
Excellent 10.0

World-class service at a price, convenience of connections, still free seat resevation and decent luggage allowance, two suitcases, for all of which other carriers extort extra payments.

Little bit quicker tray collection after meal.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

South Africa to San Francisco Flight Information

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Flight Price $744
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