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Airports
Origin
Cape Town
$943
only
$943
Johannesburg
$858
only
$858
Destination
San Francisco
$858
only
$858
Mon, Dec 4
JNB
SFO
35h 37m
Sun, Dec 10
SFO
JNB
45h 52m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1289 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
ADD
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was amazing

ADD
GBE
Good 6.0

Price. Ease of early checkin

ADD
JNB
Excellent 9.6

Everything Kosher food was excellent

Nothing

OUA
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

Your cheapo ripoff insurance wouldn't pay when I had to cancel due to terrorism threats in and around Ouagadougou. Is there ever a better reason to cancel a flight?!

ADD
JIB
Excellent 9.6

On time

Mon, Dec 11
JNB
SFO
35h 02m
Thu, Jan 11
SFO
JNB
36h 05m
Trip: 32 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 26
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Mon, Feb 12
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16502 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
AUH
IST
Good 6.0

Efficient and clean with decent size seats but not to the standards of the MIddle eastern airlines. Good if compared to a intra-europe flight.

Seats we’re tight and not what’s expected these days for a night flight over three hours Internationally.

IST
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Quality of Service

-

IST
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were amazing. The entertainment. And the comfortability

IST
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All was perfect

Nothing

BOS
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I bought a ticket for three persons: my wife, my daughtet and me. I am Nigerian, my daughter American, and my wife's Turkish. However, because of the diplomatic row between Turkey and the U.S., my daughter was refused entry into Turkey. Turkish airlines' policy was to refund the ticket of any American caught in this row. They said they will refund my one month old daughter's ticket. However, my wife and i will not receive a refund. We bought the three tickets together. Our ticket numbers ended in 235...51, 235...52, and 235...53. However, they will not refund our whole money by cancelling the ticket but only that of my daughter. So this is the question: Does Turkish airline want me to leave my one-month old baby in the U.S. and tavel with my wife to Turkey? What kind of parents will we be if we were to abandon our daughter to take a trip to Turkey. Even, the people in Turkish airlines will judge us evil parents, yet that was exactly the only option they gave us. Lose your daughter or lose your ticket money. They will not even just change our iternary or give us another destination we suggested without penalties which are almost 3/4 of our initial ticket price. They just made away with our money. You cannot say, 'We are cancelling tickets for American citizens' but make no exception for parents of infant citizens. This is the height of criminality. So, me and my family couldn't take the flight and lost $1500. We had to buy another ticket by airfloat to get to Georgia. But Turkish airlines refused to even contact us on the refund for my daughter. A truly criminal enterprise.

They had a vague refund policy for Americans, forgetting that American infants can also have none-American parents who are as much victims in this as the American infant. For them to be myopic and keep repeating talking points of their refund policy is unfortunate to say the least.

Wed, Nov 22
JNB
SFO
30h 50m
Wed, Nov 29
SFO
JNB
33h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 3375 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
YYZ
HKG
Excellent 8.0

On time Good service Nice crew

BKK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Great food and leg room

Did not leave enough time for a smooth transfer between flights

HKG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Would have liked to have been offered a beverage more often

DEL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Plane left almost 2 hours late otherwise everything was excellent.

HKG
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Checkin was a breeze, the flight attendants were great, food was good, seats were comfortable, good selection of movies. What more can you ask for

Sat, Jan 20
JNB
SFO
31h 32m
Sat, Jan 27
SFO
JNB
24h 15m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13528 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
LGA
CVG
Excellent 8.3

Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals.

ATL
BNA
Excellent 10.0

Compared to previous flight - this was so much better with upgrade to first class and extra space.

SAN
SEA
Okay 4.6

Trying too hard to fit as many as possible

DTW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time.

ATL
PDX
Excellent 8.6

Great entertainment, comfortable seats.

Middle seat with zero chance to switch.

Fri, Jan 19
JNB
SFO
25h 25m
Sun, Jan 28
SFO
JNB
31h 51m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DCA
IAH
Good 7.3

Crew was great and helpful!

Not enough options for people with celiac.

IAD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Had xtra legroom and Wi-Fi

I paid the xtra $99 for the economy plus but my headphone jack didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie and my tray table was broken so I had to hold my drink and fumble with my food. The flight attendant tried to fix it but couldn’t. Made my 6 hour flight feel like 12 hours.

FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

IAH
LAS
Good 7.3

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

Sat, Dec 9
JNB
SFO
50h 35m
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
JNB
28h 05m
$1060
Trip: 36 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 920 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
LHR
Good 7.6

food was good, and tvs in the seats.

wifi didnt work, was the whole reason i took this airline. most international flights are cold it was very hot

LAX
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

No one would update that the flight was delayed. They would not even communicate as to why delayed and would not put us in a different flight. Absolutely no customer service. Disappointed and would not fly jet airways again . I missed my conference lecture today as I was late.

No communication, nor will they tell you why it's late . Nor will they move you to another flight even wen requested

LHR
JNB
Mediocre 2.0

We were told over the phone that we could bring our kayaks with us to Africa but the airport staff denied not only our kayaks, but also our paddles which were in a standard ski bag. Their excuse was that both the kayaks and paddle bags were 2 inches too long. .. TWO INCHES!!!!!! We had record of the person we talked to and the time and date, but none of that seemed to matter. It caused A HUGE INCONVENIENCE for us since we are in Zambia for 6 weeks without our gear to paddle one of the most challenging rivers in the world... the Zambezi. Now we are constantly trying to acquire the proper equipment with very little success. We run a nonprofit called the Montana Kayak Academy which provides free whitewater instruction to youth between 8 &18 yrs old and we will be sure to tell everyone we know to NOT TRAVEL WITH EITHER VIRGIN ATLANTIC OR BRITISH AIRWAYS.... EVER!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SEA
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Reasonably comfortable for a long jet ride. Helpful and considerate flight attendants.

The strange windows that kept it looking like night out until 30 minutes before we landed. I prefer the natural light to help readjust my time zones.

JFK
LHR
Good 6.3

Crew was professional.

Couldn't stretch my right (window side) leg. Display quality was poor.

Sat, Dec 2
JNB
SFO
33h 30m
Sat, Dec 9
SFO
JNB
32h 45m
$1084
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9419 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Service

Cabin temperature in the Economy section was too cold with cold air blasting from AC vents The staff did nothing to change this in spite of several requests from different passengers

BOM
DXB
Excellent 10.0

I've flown on Emirates multiple times now and I have had a great experience each time

AMD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Services

Departure time ruins the whole night

ORD
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Cabin crew

Nothing i like even.

DXB
CAI
Excellent 10.0

service cleanliness of washrooms Food seating availability

Wed, Nov 22
CPT
SFO
30h 50m
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
CPT
29h 40m
$1154
Trip: 50 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 13331 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
ORD
LHR
Good 6.6

Excellent vegan meal selection!

No Wifi, average movie selection, cramped space, 2+ hour delay (half of which was spent sitting on plane).

CPT
LHR
Good 6.6

Your staff were truly excellent, helpful and engaging.

My TV worked only intermittently and I therefore could not relax and enjoy the entertainment...

LHR
DEN
Excellent 10.0

plane was not full so plenty of room to move around etc

LAS
LHR
Excellent 8.0

The flight was great. Business class is the way to go if it’s in your budget. However, the British Airways photos of business class does not quite reflect reality. It’s just a regular seat with more leg room.

LHR
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Sun, Apr 8
JNB
SFO
55h 50m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
JNB
42h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 25
CPT
SFO
32h 40m
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
CPT
32h 20m
Trip: 34 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16502 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
LGW
Good 7.6

Again a good solid basic service with good food well prepared and agreeably served by a pleasant staff. Thank you

Planes are a little small for a fairly long haul business service. Nice but small - so basic amenities.

SFO
IST
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

Connecting both flights would be good

AUH
IST
Good 6.0

Efficient and clean with decent size seats but not to the standards of the MIddle eastern airlines. Good if compared to a intra-europe flight.

Seats we’re tight and not what’s expected these days for a night flight over three hours Internationally.

IST
FCO
Excellent 10.0

Same!

MXP
IST
Good 7.6

The food and entertainment was good. The crew was very nice.

Thu, May 31
JNB
SFO
26h 15m
Tue, Jun 12
SFO
JNB
33h 20m
Trip: 13 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAD
Okay 4.3

Staff was friendly

United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit.

DCA
IAH
Good 7.3

Crew was great and helpful!

Not enough options for people with celiac.

IAD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Had xtra legroom and Wi-Fi

I paid the xtra $99 for the economy plus but my headphone jack didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie and my tray table was broken so I had to hold my drink and fumble with my food. The flight attendant tried to fix it but couldn’t. Made my 6 hour flight feel like 12 hours.

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

LAX
ORD
Good 7.3

The crew was excellent

The seating space is to small

Sun, Jan 21
JNB
SFO
49h 48m
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
JNB
27h 36m
$1049
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1289 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
OUA
ADD
Mediocre 2.0

Your cheapo ripoff insurance wouldn't pay when I had to cancel due to terrorism threats in and around Ouagadougou. Is there ever a better reason to cancel a flight?!

ADD
JIB
Excellent 9.6

On time

ADD
GBE
Good 6.0

Price. Ease of early checkin

HGA
ADD
Excellent 10.0

Little turbulence but nothing serious

ADD
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was amazing

Fri, Jan 19
JNB
SFO
42h 25m
Thu, Jan 25
SFO
JNB
43h 45m
$1055
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 3375 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
DEL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Plane left almost 2 hours late otherwise everything was excellent.

SGN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

One of the better airlines for a reason, great overall

HKG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Would have liked to have been offered a beverage more often

BKK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Great food and leg room

Did not leave enough time for a smooth transfer between flights

YUL
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed Made connection just in time

Sat, Dec 9
JNB
SFO
50h 35m
Tue, Jan 9
SFO
JNB
25h 50m
$1094
Trip: 32 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 920 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Seat is very comfortable

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Met expectations.

Things out of your control - time !!

LHR
JNB
Mediocre 2.0

We were told over the phone that we could bring our kayaks with us to Africa but the airport staff denied not only our kayaks, but also our paddles which were in a standard ski bag. Their excuse was that both the kayaks and paddle bags were 2 inches too long. .. TWO INCHES!!!!!! We had record of the person we talked to and the time and date, but none of that seemed to matter. It caused A HUGE INCONVENIENCE for us since we are in Zambia for 6 weeks without our gear to paddle one of the most challenging rivers in the world... the Zambezi. Now we are constantly trying to acquire the proper equipment with very little success. We run a nonprofit called the Montana Kayak Academy which provides free whitewater instruction to youth between 8 &18 yrs old and we will be sure to tell everyone we know to NOT TRAVEL WITH EITHER VIRGIN ATLANTIC OR BRITISH AIRWAYS.... EVER!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JFK
LHR
Good 6.3

Crew was professional.

Couldn't stretch my right (window side) leg. Display quality was poor.

LHR
SFO
Good 6.0

Service is super fast

Wed, May 30
JNB
SFO
34h 05m
Fri, Jun 8
SFO
JNB
31h 50m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAH
LAS
Good 7.3

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

DEN
IAD
Okay 4.3

Staff was friendly

United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit.

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time .

Wed, Dec 6
JNB
SFO
37h 20m
Wed, Dec 13
SFO
JNB
43h 10m
$1117
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 9419 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BOM
DXB
Excellent 10.0

I've flown on Emirates multiple times now and I have had a great experience each time

IAH
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Everything from the plane, crew service and timing. Excellent

DXB
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Service

Cabin temperature in the Economy section was too cold with cold air blasting from AC vents The staff did nothing to change this in spite of several requests from different passengers

ORD
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Cabin crew

Nothing i like even.

DXB
CAI
Excellent 10.0

service cleanliness of washrooms Food seating availability

Fri, Nov 24
JNB
SFO
36h 15m
Tue, Dec 5
SFO
JNB
33h 10m
$1062
Trip: 12 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 3375 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

On time Nice crew Good service

BKK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Great food and leg room

Did not leave enough time for a smooth transfer between flights

YUL
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Flight was delayed Made connection just in time

HKG
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Checkin was a breeze, the flight attendants were great, food was good, seats were comfortable, good selection of movies. What more can you ask for

HKG
HYD
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment choices, wine, charger

Food Choice and Alcoholic choices

Sat, Jan 20
JNB
SFO
35h 11m
Fri, Jan 26
SFO
JNB
27h 36m
$1097
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 1289 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.6
TLV
ADD
Excellent 8.0

The staff assistance Kosher food was great

Overhead baggage compartment was taken over by cups and stuff

LAX
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Loved the service!

JIB
ADD
Excellent 8.3

Comfort The crew is always so helpful.

Food did not agree with me again.

ADD
JIB
Excellent 9.6

On time

ADD
JNB
Excellent 9.6

Everything Kosher food was excellent

Nothing

Thu, May 31
JNB
SFO
26h 15m
Mon, Jun 11
SFO
JNB
32h 50m
$1001
Trip: 12 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

EWR
NRT
Mediocre 3.6

There was a flight attendant who was a little rude.

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

DEN
IAD
Okay 4.3

Staff was friendly

United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit.

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