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8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,493 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Very professional and friendly crew. Food quality was excellent."

Pros: "The crew and food was amazing, with ample entertainment selections."
Cons: "Seats. For some unknown reason, JAL uses different seats on this 787-8 flight from NRT-SAN that's 2-3 inches less in pitch than all of their other planes. This was not comfortable on a 9-hour+ flight. The flight attendants also woke us up everytime food was served so we could recline up seats."

Cons: "Had serious and consistent blockage to receive seat assignment from AAirlines. Round trip ticket with JAL but they code shared lax to tokyo with AA. Later AA refused to let me change THEIR seat assignment (3 scattered middle seats in economy). unless I bought an upgrade. They also said tic"

Pros: "All of the crews were polite and friendly, and the food was tasty."
Cons: "If there're more variety of movies, that would be great."

Pros: "Easy boarding. Very nice crew."
Cons: "I was unlucky and got the corner rear seat that had no window. Glad it was a short flight!"

Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Cabin crews need to learn how to smile."

Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"

Pros: "Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$."

Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."

Pros: "Flight experience in JAL is excellent."

Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Food, could not check in online or preselect seats. Could not upgrade to business class"

Pros: "I always like to fly JAL because of their excellent customer service. Very comfortable flight, too. Very smooth take-off and landing."

Pros: "Always on time!"

Pros: "Very clean and modern aircraft. Staff were friendly and attentive. They provided directions and a guide for travelers transitioning from domestic to international flights. Strongly recommend Japan Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing, well done."

Pros: "From bathroom amenities to food/drinks on board. Japan airlines knows the meaning of service and I had a very pleasant flight."

Pros: "Their customer service is excellent! when I left my card (fell out of my pursue while in transit), they called me immediately! After a long vacation, exploring. I was extremely tired and and left my phone completely on silent for 4 days, and within those 4 days they called and left me messages. Lucky I live here in Hawaii, can you imagine being a tourist and you lost your card? Excellent customer service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "So much food, great leg room, very comfortable and clean, kind and attentive staff"

Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."

Cons: "I’m flying internationa flight but, I can’t get enough or right answer from my question due to Luck of english language. I’m not perfect when it come to this language but I can communicate properly."

Pros: "Service and staff was good"
Cons: "Seats small there was a terrible smell like a dead rat that kept coming through and it was intermittently hot"

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."

Pros: "Flight attendants are all nice, polite and always smile. Good food and good entertainment."
Cons: "Waited for one and a half hrs before the plane took off, almost an hr went by then they announced some minor problem with engine. Good reason but they had a/c on so cold all these times. Also I would appreciate coffee or some drink while waiting...I guess that's not possible in this case."

Pros: "I really loved the food they served on the airline, along with the entertainment and the stuardesses. It made for a very enjoyable trip."
Cons: "We didn’t dislike anything except the comfort of the seats, but of course that is expected for the Economy Class."

Pros: "The service was great. Food was delicious,"
Cons: "It was a bit too warm in the aircraft."

Pros: "Very nice , good service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The flight was smooth and the seating was comfortable."
Cons: "It was an evening flight, but the cabin lights were never dimmed, so it was difficult to rest."

Pros: "There was more leg room than most airlines, friendly staff, and good movies and food selection."

Pros: "JAL doesn't disappoint!"

Pros: "The majority of the crew had facials that made me feel like I shouldn't talk to them. The food wasn't the best but that was expected. There was movies and shows that kept me entertained for a while. Seats are normal couldn't walk or get up often because of turbulence."

Pros: "Glad to make it to Japan safely and back in one piece"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and attentive."
Cons: "A bit hard to get in and out of my seat 8A. But the seat and bed itself were comfortable."

Pros: "Good, clean aircraft; professional, pleasant, well-trained crew. Felt good when I embarked, felt good when I disembarked. Can't ask for more than that."

Pros: "Everything was good, solid across the board. Nothing to not like. I especially liked the legroom in economy. Probably the best legroom I"ve had in economy."

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."

Cons: "They will not let me board the plane and I checked the airline before.leaving USA to make sure my ticket is valid and it's OK but when I was to return to USA on april10 they inform me my ticket invalid,cost me alot of money and inconvenience ,God bless"

Pros: "Went premium economy for such a long flight- NYC to Tokyo- to Sydney. Seats were great as was crew and everything!"
Cons: "No complaints!"

Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and helpful. Overall it was as good as a 12 hour economy flight can go."
Cons: "Unfortunately they ran out of some food by the time they got to us and only had fish left. It was okay, just not my favorite. We were 35 minutes late taking off which contributed with me missing my connecting flight."

Pros: "excellent seat space, friendly flight attendants, would fly with JAL again."

Cons: "Very long lines at the security gate at Itami. Difficult web check in."

Pros: "Roominess of economy seats."
Cons: "Poor movie selection. Heavily skewed to action/terror/suspense. Very few dramas, and none of them current."

Pros: "Even at economy class everything is all inclusive, meals, entertainment, even alcohol. Fast service with a smile. They will go to any length to accommodate your every need."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service was especially good. Very professional."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"

Pros: "SERVICE was amazing and everything was very smooth"

Pros: "Apex suite offers plenty of privacy in business class though fewer stowage areas and generally less room to move about than reverse herringbone seats."
Cons: "JAL entertainment system had comparably fewer movie choices vs. many other airlines including American, United, and Delta. Surprising that Studio Cathay actually featured more Japanese films than the JAL Magic V system."

Pros: "I had only 30 minutes transaction time at Busan airport, and was not sure that I could catch my plane. The crew at the airport were very helpful, and a lady brought me to the security gate, and run out and checking in for me. With their help, I was able to catch the planes and arrived my destination on schedule. Thank you so much."

Pros: "Attention given to each passenger by flight crew."

Pros: "Great 12hr flight"
Cons: "Loved everything!!"

Cons: "Wearing a face vizor on top of the face mask is silly"

Pros: "no"
Cons: "respect"

Pros: "Crew was very helpful"

Pros: "The crew were welcoming and accommodating, whether you wanted to sleep or to watch entertainment or eat/drink."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Crew was receptive"
Cons: "Food boarding"

Pros: "Great food, great seats, everything was smooth overall"

Cons: "Mu luggage got broken"

Cons: "Headphones- only one channel."

Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"

Pros: "On time. No problems"

Pros: "Qatae Airways is second to non as always"

Pros: "I flew Qatar from Doha to NYC and the meal quality and options were excellent. I also enjoyed the amount of new Hollywood movie releases and music options."

Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "Very affordable flights, good value for money. Most of the journey from Sydney to Oslo (via Doha) went qiluite smoothly)."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like about the experience was the fact that you can only check in one piece of luggage on economy class, and one very sour individual at the gate when boarding."

Pros: "quick eficient"
Cons: "long flight"

Pros: "Need to give people cheap access to wifi"

Pros: "Very comfortable wii sleeping compartment"

Pros: "Did not provide hotel even in a 10 hours lay over. The security personel does not know how to behave with passengers."

Pros: "Comfortable, on time"

Pros: "Qatar airlines had the nicest planes I have ever been on, not to mention the most beautiful and clean airport."

Pros: "Leaving that god forsaken airport after hours of waiting in lines."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and I liked that they didn’t make many announcements which can often keep passengers awake when they’re trying to sleep. Lights were kept off for the duration of the 14 hour flight which was good."
Cons: "I felt that the service was slow and the food was poor. Water was not offered during the flight as is the norm with other airlines. Toilets should be cleaned more regularly. Advertising at the beginning of the inflight entertainment became very repetitive when watching short tv shows."

Pros: "Hindu meal only be vegetarian"
Cons: "All is good"

Pros: "Excellent service from the crew. Flight on time."

Cons: "I had a long trip and as a result I had lost my voice, and the crew had no patient at all. I feel like she just wanted to check the box instead of really making sure I got what I wish for food wise."

Cons: "Some crews are not accommodating."

Cons: "While stay in Doha the did not give any food vochcher for 21 hours what they think no body eat in 21 hours I go to counter they refused next time I will not travel"

Cons: "the wifi was average at best. I get that we there are limitations...but if the service is going to be this poor, make it free & unlimited."

Pros: "All the stewards were so friendly and helpful. The facilities were very well serviced and so you forget that the plane was 100% full, despite long queues to the toilets. I would fly again with Qatar Air for sure."

Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."

Cons: "Front row with a toddler meant that we couldn't lift the armrests up and get her to lay down. She had to lie on the floor, but when we hit some turbulence, we had to wake her and sit her back up with us. The second part of the leg was much better as we were on a normal row seat"

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Cons: "Poor communication about transfers. I also had to throw away 20 pounds of things or get charge $800"

Pros: "The was very hospitalty"
Cons: "Every thing was amazing"

Pros: "Good service, plenty of entertainment options, modern aircraft."

Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"

Pros: "SPECIALLY THE CREW SERVICE EXCELLENT"

Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."

Pros: "Considering how long it was, not much could have been better. It wasn't too crowded, so the seat next to me was free, which made getting some sleep easier."

Pros: "Amazing airline with excellent crew and ground staff ever willing to help!"

Cons: "Check in to the boarding lounge was a bit chaotic and there were a lot of angry customers yelling at airline staff. The process needs to be improved."

Pros: "everything!"

Cons: "They supposed to provide Wheel chair for my elderly mother in Law who had a foot fracture, was very hard /painful to walk. I confirmed the wheelchair option well advance before her travel date in Qatar Airways Web site. I got the confirmation also in the Qatar Airways Web site. I usually fly with my family as I have a big family with couple of children and elderly. I will never fly Qatar again, this was the 1st and the last fly with Qatar airways."

Pros: "Crew Boarding"
Cons: "Food Not so comfy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The first flight of my journey was delayed which made me late for my next two connecting flights. I arrived on vacation a day late. Paid for a hotel and activities that I never used. My bag arrived 5 days late. I had to buy clothes on a daily basis which ate up more time and fun money. The airline gave me nothing except empty promises and dismissive apologies."

Cons: "No entertainment service from Doha to New York"

Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."

Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."

Cons: "Gate change confusion unnecessary"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No need for improvement"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "So many people were ill near me and the 14 hours of journey was crazy with such curcumstances around you.Those people should not have allowed to board"

Pros: "All good."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I really liked the leg spacing. It was very comfortable to stretch my legs. Overall it was good. Thank you :)"
Cons: "I felt a little bit more of the nibbles could be included in the 8+ hours flight. Besides that everything was comfortable. Also, the entertainment options can be better."

Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Not sure you can change anything but it seems as if we had an inordinate amount of crying kids. On a 14 hour flifht, that was hard"

Pros: "The departure & arrival time. A fantastic price that included an excellent meal there and back, 30k luggage quota, entertainment that lasted throughout the duration of the flight. It just seemed seamless and felt like it didn't take that long to get there. I will definitely be catching this flight, every time I return to NZ"

Cons: "Food was bland, repetitive (poor choice and variety) Crew was unwelcoming. Had to ask multiple times for water, soda and also take away plates I have travelled emirates before so this flight was bad compared to previous experiences"

Pros: "Crew were friendly Entertainment was good"
Cons: "My meal was awful the only option for me was raw vegetables in order to have vegetarian and gluten free... It was carrot, cucumber and celery sticks and some fruit. I had the same meal twice it was very sad meal for 17.5 hrs with no snacks offered either. My partner and another man were forgotten as the meal rounds were being done. The crew seemed a little disorganised. The adverts on the entertainment were annoying."

Pros: "Footrest would make the flight just perfect."
Cons: "No footrest. Makes it a little uncomfortable for short people."

Pros: "i not sure is emirate crew call switch working or not but many time i push that button but no one reply"
Cons: "crew service"

Cons: "Awesome"

Cons: "Would like to put my feet up in front of me."

Pros: "Great legroom, quiet plane, seat free next to me"
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Loved every moment!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Excellent"

Cons: "Movie selection terrible."

Pros: "Nice airplane"
Cons: "Snub crews"

Cons: "Emirates should have contacted me about my missing bag which they didn't contact me yet. Not sure where my bag is as of now"

Pros: "The movie selections, and really nice lighting on board."

Pros: "Good but not great."

Pros: "The AirBus A380 plane is amazing! Really great movie options too - almost too much choice."
Cons: "They randomly chose us to conduct a carryon bag search, which is fine. But they also randomly chose 100 other passengers and there wasn't enough information or staff to do this random check efficiently. Hence, we were more than an hour delayed."

Pros: "Everything was on point."

Cons: "Hard to hear the announcements."

Pros: "I was impressed by the professionalism!"
Cons: "Chinese passengers passing gas!"

Pros: "adequate leg space,to stretch and walk around"

Pros: "Good staff"

Pros: "Same comments as above."

Cons: "The boarding process could be more organized and more smoothly."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Seat comfort Free booze"
Cons: "The fat guy farting in front of me"

Pros: "The New York office was good enough to call and get the necessary information from me, Yet, in the end I had to call many times to locate the whereabouts of the missing bag."
Cons: "Emirates did not offer to deliver it to my house."

Pros: "As expected"

Pros: "Getting off the plane after 24 hours of nonstop crying children"

Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Aircraft cleanliness staff everything."

Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Internet was bad and slow despite i paid its price.. luggage take so long.. the bar on the 2nd floor can better be accessed with a paid fees and not enclosed for a certain seat level."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "i will be recommending Emirates to ally my friends which will ever be able to use them"

Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "No Tamil movies"

Pros: "Easy booking, seat availability, massive music library."
Cons: "Price,"

Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "time delay at Dubai Airport"

Cons: "When at the Dubai plane got delayed for 3 hours they did not make the announcement and nobody knew what is going on. That main man at the counter did it behaves the way they should. More then 3 hours delay with 500 people have lots of questions. Need to answer with lot of patients. The manger behavior was not appropriate with one lady with the kids."

Pros: "The attendants were great at keeping the cabin clean and were very goo with the kids. Loads of activities and unexpected surprises that really pleased my kids."
Cons: "More regular offerings of drinks."

Pros: "الشكر للاماراتيه على مجهوداتها الكبيره"
Cons: "الطيران الاماراتي ممتاز جدا والخدمات ممتازه جدا جدا تحتاج شي بسيط وهو تقوية الواي فاي فقط طيران جميل جدا"

Pros: "Everything else was good."
Cons: "Landing at JFK was not smooth. One of seat was defective."

Pros: "I like every think"

Pros: "The staff was nice, pleasant and attentive!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"

Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Selected seat with extra leg room. Quite comfortable."
Cons: "More check-in windows to accommodate the volume. Only eight windows to checking three different flights. Waiting tims in lins was over 1.5 hours. Incredibly bad service!"

Pros: "The crew! And the meals provided."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Wasn’t able to get comfortable in coach seat to sleep"

Cons: "Every movie or tv show cost 8 dollars. Other airlines have at least a few free choices. i was very disappointed"

Pros: "The fact they changed the seating for me and my girlfriend (originally booked together for a side two seats in a 2-4-2 setup, then our reservation was removed)."
Cons: "They removed our reservation for window seats together. No in flight entertainment because everything was pay to view."

Pros: "Overall one of the best fights I’ve been on in a while."
Cons: "My tray was broken which made my drink spill all over my lap, glad it was only water. My friends screen didn’t work the entire flight even after the flight attendants tried re-booting the system, no luck with fixing it."

Pros: "Crew was nice and served drinks several time instead of just once."
Cons: "The flight delayed taking off by half an hour and cut my transfer to connecting flight to SF as much. I had only an hour to get through custom and claim luggage to checkin again. But connecting flight terminal was a different one. Hawaiian should provide an agent to direct us to get to the gate."

Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"

Pros: "Crew was very friendly and courteous."
Cons: "They gave very little food and it wasn’t very good. Husband was a vegetarian so he couldn’t eat it. 11 hours with only a snack and drinks."

Pros: "The ride was smooth and schedule Is on time."

Pros: "The staff is friendly and well presented. The aircraft is clean and you get plenty of little freebies like snacks, pillow, and blanket. They provide complimentary meals as well. I’m sure it’s incorporated into the price of the ticket but for coach, the airline does not nickel and dime you. The pricing is on par with all the other airlines but the service and amenities without adding on extra fees make it my airline of choice for flying to Hawaii. You have the option to purchase additional things like snacks and alcohol but you do not have to in order to make it through the flight. Hawaiian Airlines provides everything to make the experience enjoyable. My wife and I have flown on Hawaiian Airlines many times and have never had a bad experience. I would consider them the gold standard in relation to the price of a coach ticket."
Cons: "It’s a really long flight from the East Coast of the United States to Hawaii. It’s a shame to live so far from one of your favorite places on earth."

Pros: "Overall"

Pros: "This crew on the Ny bound Hawaiian airline flight 50, were true ambassadors of "Aloha spirit"...They were friendly and anticipated my needs."
Cons: "Window seat.. bcuz of the curved design, my comfort level was "just bearable". Windows are low and had to almost sit on the floor to look out of it. I'm about average height 5'8" and 225#. FOOD- Flavor was ok but I only had 1-2"×1" of chicken and 1 floweret of broccoli. Prisoners eat more than that.."

Pros: "Everything except the entertainment"
Cons: "All movie's ar $8.....way to high and there are no packages to watch two or three or four for one price. Same for the radio."

Pros: "Crew very friendly. Plane clean."
Cons: "The charging plugs did not work. The entertainment choices were not good and were limited. There was a charge for each selection, not even a one fee for access throughout the flight. This is terrible for a 10hr flight."

Cons: "I am a HA MasterCard holder & whenever I get a boarding pass online, they charge me $25 for my 1 piece of luggage. Their policy is a complimentary 1 bag but it doesn’t follow through! This is deceitful!!!!"

Pros: "Very nice staff, very decent food (a little bit small, but tasty), good entertainment options, comfortable and quiet cabin"
Cons: "Was reassigned aisle seats with no explanation for both legs of my journey despite paying for window seats."

Pros: "Food, service, and on time."
Cons: "The temperature is too cold inside the carbine"

Pros: "Hawaiian Chocolate (Only 1 piece though)"
Cons: "Entire food service is just a joke. I think they should tell the passengers straightforwardly that there is going to be no food served on this flight."

Pros: "Boarding was quick. Flight crew was efficient and courteous."
Cons: "Food was okay. Movie selection is the same round trip from from New York"

Pros: "Nothing- they really do suck."
Cons: "There crew sucks"

Pros: "Great staff, loved the free wine and the gift from shutterfly. The blankets are nice, light and large."
Cons: "Very loud inside the plane. No fan overhead. All entertainment was only for purchase. Food was not very good but the fruit in the morning was very fresh. It was also a very bumpy flight and I would have appreciated if I received more updates from the captain, however, a lot of people were sleeping so that would have been intrusive. I suggest a way for the captain to write a message to passengers updating them on the flight that they can access on the TV so there aren't as many announcements on overhead flights"

Pros: "As I indicated it was OK!"

Pros: "A mechanical issue meant our late night Sydney to Honolulu flight was cancelled. As a consequence, we were on the runway from 9:30 until 11:30 while they tried to fix the problem. Then we were at the airport until 1:00 am getting a hotel voucher and re-ticketed. Unfortunately, instead of having a day in Honolulu to deal with jet lag before going on to San Diego, we lost our Hilton reservation in Waikiki. We ended up getting a direct flight to LAX and on to San Diego. I will say the crew attempted to work with us. Daniel made an executive decision and got us on United. But no stopover in Hawaii."

Pros: "Very good landing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Decent seat with good leg room, friendly crew"
Cons: "Absolutely terrible food...no complimentary entertainment $8 to watch single film or tv show"

Cons: "There were tv's in every seatback, but there was literally not a single movie or show that could be watched for free. Fine to charge for some/premium content, but crazy to have nice tv monitors with absolutely none being used for entire legs of very long flights."

Cons: "$0 charge for cked bag from JFK to HNL, but I was charged $25/- for the same bag - 38.5kbs from HNL to JFK"

Pros: "Friendly. On time. Small meals on long flight."
Cons: "You shouldn't have to pay to watch a movie"

Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"

Cons: "I bought these tickets about two months ago. There was no option for seat selection. Despite the fact I bought two tickets when we finally got our boarding passes we were twelve rows apart. I tried to call Jet Blue (the actual airline) and they said they couldn't do anything over the phone. I went up to the gate and they said sorry, it was a full flight. When the cabin door closed, the seat next to me was empty, but we were taking off so I couldn't at that time move my wife. When they reached cruising altitude and they turned off the fasten seatbelts sign, I went back to where my was sitting but she was asleep."

Pros: "Enjoyed staff"

Pros: "Friendly staff and free meals from NYC to Hawaii even though it isn't international was a great plus. United does not provide meals. We also got a free bag of popcorn and free movies coming home because it was the 5th anniversary of the airline or something. We were on time both ways, which is most important."
Cons: "The movies available were a good selection, but you had to pay $8, which is unheard of these days."

Pros: "Crew was great, food was pretty good. Hit some turbulence and it was handled smoothly as possible."
Cons: "Touchscreen display barely responded to touch, would randomly turn on while I was trying to sleep."

Pros: "The crew was very warm"
Cons: "Whose idea was a touchscreen entertainment screen on the back of my headrest?? I could feel every click from the person behind me. $8 to screen 1 movie? Good lord. Also it was very uncomfortable."

Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor customer service to account for severe delay and cancellations. No partner airline service. No back up flight crew. Worst flight experience of my life."

Pros: "I got an entire row to myself"

Pros: "Seats were comfy, planes were new."
Cons: "Expensive entertainment on international flights No vegetarian or healthy food options, despite 20hours of flight time each way (NYC to Sydney via Honolulu) Absolute mayhem checking-in in Sydney and Honolulu. Hawaii airport is terrible for transfers."

Pros: "that i could get that flight that quickly + cheaply"
Cons: "tight legroom, pay tv, 1 compl wine drink, no choice in meal"

Pros: "Hawaiian theme, especially the safety video. Extra Comfort seats."
Cons: "On the flight from Sydney to Honolulu the pitch and width of the Extra Comfort seats was not any bigger than the coach seats. On the shorter ( :-( ) flight from Honolulu to LAX it was."

Pros: "Not thing I like in Hawaiian airline, even the Honolulu airport."
Cons: "Airline crew not friendly, very disorganized, no seat assign, need to assign seat before boarding at the gate, make me so nervous, especially in Sydney Airport."

Pros: "Food is good."
Cons: "They broke my luggage at the counter in front of my eyes and did not even ask me if I wanted to put a claim. Luggage fees are not announced anywhere and THERE IS a luggage fee. When complaining that it was not said anywhere, the agent put my friend on stand by list and did not say anything... and finally, at the boarding gate, seats where available, no wait list! I booked a direct flight but because a restroom issue, flight stopped and 2-hour delay was added. any movie is the price a movie theater ticket $8! For an 11-hour flight, it could be free or at least few old movies should be available in the complimentary package."

Pros: "The crew was good and the flight smooth"
Cons: "Had to pay to view television"

Pros: "I like the free meals, beverages and movies. Makes the flight much easier."

Pros: "The crew was pleasant and attentive. The extra comfort seats were well worth it for the long flight."
Cons: "There was enough free entertainment to choose from, but it could be newer. Don't forget your earbuds or earphones."

Pros: "Very polite staff"
Cons: "Baggage fees and you need to pay for entertainment"

Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times. Especially with the number of small children and young families on board I found the crew to be extremely accomodating to the young families and others surrounding gusts needs"
Cons: "Couldn't find a negative. A great and pleasant experience"

Pros: "Non-disruptive 15-hour red-eye flight from Hong Kong to New York was appreciated. Smooth and comfortable flight, no complaints here."
Cons: "In-Flight Wi-Fi was not available once reaching the continental United States."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Cons: "Same as before. Dirty and smelly. Food was ok."

Cons: "The television got black out 6 hours before landing..dont have a choice but yo sleep."

Pros: "CX crews are professional as they are very customer oriented"
Cons: "The ground services in Melbourne airport was really bad! Chaotic arrangements for boarding and especially unpleasant staffs!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No wonder they are one of the best airliner"

Pros: "Friendly, super efficient crew, great, comfy seats and a smooth landing made for a fantastic trip."
Cons: "Could have been longer so I could get more sleep!"

Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"

Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"

Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."

Pros: "Crew on leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong terrible - Hong Kong to Boston good"
Cons: "Put a Priority tag on our luggage; Have the Pasta meal for someone sitting in the second row of Premium Economy and then let me eat the economy meal that you substituted instead of interrupting me four times to give me the Premium Economy meal that you said you didn't have. Use a plane other than th"

Cons: "Very good"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Everything is great"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "On time. Got an isle seat."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "Very hard to understand air host's english."

Pros: "Every aspect was smooth and efficient."

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "Little more leg room!"

Pros: "Leg room, food, airline staff"
Cons: "Too hot in the plane"

Pros: "Great airline, punctual, attentive"

Pros: "The staff was attentive to fixing the problem after it happened three times."
Cons: "TV monitor was broken and I could not use it for several hours"

Pros: "caring flight attendant went extra mile to move people into better seats if they were available."
Cons: "people in lowest economy seats (back of plane) did not get an amenity bag (ear plugs, toothbrush, eye mask)."

Cons: "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!"

Cons: "Food"

Cons: "When the crew in the terminal begins moving the economy class passengers in the aircraft its all a mess. Passengers with seats in the front and the middle are blocking the hallway of the aircraft which force the passengers with seats at the end waiting with a long line.The Cathay flight from NY to HKG handle in a much better manner. They let the passengers with seats at the end go in the aircraft first so that these passengers will never blocking the hallway or making any long line.Hope the flight to New York can improve in this aspect."

Pros: "The airline crew. Very attentive and immaculate"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "The crew was uninformed and unobservant to actual conditions in the cabin. They kept the air conditioning on and no one was available to address the situation. People started to take their winter coats out of the overhead bins and sit in their seats with coats on. They spent a significant amount of time repeatedly requesting that the window shades be moved up or down. Frankly, if I buy a window seat I should have the option to look out the window if I'm not disturbing my neighbors."

Cons: "Would have liked to have been offered a beverage more often"

Pros: "that is great flight. I'm very with fight"
Cons: "tiket issuing time some has mistake than we want to change very big problem, that take a hour and hour."

Pros: "Excellent crew and nothing to complain apart from the economy seats being a bit stiff."

Pros: "The Attendants were excellent"
Cons: "I am a big man and found the seats a bit tight"

Cons: "Got stomach ache after eating the food."

Pros: "Get extra room for my self."

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The food was atrocious and this was business class. The toilet lights were so dimmed all the time you couldn't see what was going on. Last year we flew business class Cathay pacific from Hong Kong to Melbourne and loved it. This year we decided to fly from Melbourne to Dusseldorf and then from Frankfurt to Melbourne with this airline. Won't be doing that again. Why pay business class fares to be disapointed"

Pros: "The crew assisted my wife on boarding the plane."
Cons: "Because of her condition we should get more legroom for her."

Cons: "Plane was very warm"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Great movie choices"
Cons: "Seat spacing was horrible"

Pros: "The food quality was great, and they had cup noodles available upon request throughout the whole flight, which was a nice touch. The staff was lovely and very helpful, there were endless entertainment options, and the seats were roomy."

Pros: "Great crew, quick boarding"

Pros: "Quiet, warm water in bathroom sink. Movies"

Pros: "I would like most of the employees of Cathay Pacific works in your company, they are very nice and also very kind to treat customers and kindly help us to solve problems during our traveling. I really appreciated. and I can say nothing but many thanks to all of Cathay Pacific employees. Ying Tao, SUN"

Pros: "Excellent, kind, professional crew and timely flight."

Pros: "-Staff were incredibly attentive and gracious at every step. Could not ask for more from them. The flight attendants were also really conscientious but also discrete about making sure that things were comfortable to passengers, for example making sure that windows were closed most of the time and lights were down so that people could sleep in between meals, and moving someone that was sick to a more comfortable and private seat, both for the sake of the sick individual and for the comfort of the people that had initially been sitting around them. -The complementary movie options were great and really helped pass the time on the 24+hr flight from NYC to Western Australia. -1 free large checked bag, which was very nice. -I think the complementary food and snacks were really yummy and generous, for airline food. I very much enjoyed the meals and snacks. Also, the complementary wine was a nice treat and tasted surprisingly good. -The complementary pillows and blankets were nice, warm, and soft. -The flights were on time, much better than American airlines that I've flown on. -The bathrooms were cleaned regularly throughout the flight and were much cleaner and nicer smelling than other airlines that I've been on."
Cons: "The only thing thing that could really be improved upon (which is not as much the airline's fault as the plane manufacturer's fault) is that the economy seats and cabin layout could be more comfortable for long flights. I understand how hard it must be to design a plane that fits that many people and that's comfortable for 24+hrs of flying, but a few improvements could relatively easily be made I think, which would improve the experience dramatically: -If the seats were softer (and perhaps more ergonomically designed with an average person's shape in mind) it would make a world of difference, I think. -Being able to put the arm up on the wall side of the window seat would make it much more comfortable. -Padding on the arms would also help. -Of course more leg space and wider seats would make a world of difference, but I know that is tough to do since space is limited."

Pros: "Everything went us per schedule. The staff nice and polite."
Cons: "The seating is too cramped ."

Pros: "amazing they offer a meal!"
Cons: "as it was a red eye flight it would've been great if there were more seats open so one could sleep. the leg room is pretty small even for a not-tall person (5'4")"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No seat assignment until at the airport, so my wife and I had to sit at separate rows, far away from each other for 15 hours. I will never buy from kayak again"

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