Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Hokkaido Prefecture
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An average nonstop flight from the United States to Hokkaido Prefecture takes 27h 02m, covering a distance of 5561 miles. The most popular route is Dallas - Sapporo with an average flight time of 48h 45m.
The cheapest ticket to Hokkaido Prefecture from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $310 one-way, and $797 round-trip. The most popular route is Dallas/Fort Worth to Sapporo Chitose and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,956.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sapporo (70% of total searches to Hokkaido Prefecture). The next most popular destinations are Hakodate (15%) and Obihiro (5%). Searches for flights to Asahikawa (4%), to Kushiro (3%) and to Ozora (2%) are also popular.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Economy was surprisingly comfortable. Boarding and deplaning were very quick."
Cons: "Not a ton of movies to choose from. Enough, but less than most domestic US flights."
Pros: "The seats in Economy are larger than normal airlines and had extra leg room. My partner is 6ft2in and he sat comfortable, even when the people in front reclined. The staff was so polite and helpful. I will definitely fly JAL again!"
Cons: "The food was a little bland, but that is nit picking. For airline food, it was very good."
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: "Was able to get to get to Narita Airport."
Cons: "Okay and not any issues."
Cons: "Breakfast could have been better"
Pros: "I like the spirit of Christmas in some of the staff."
Cons: "Board people by section instead of a madsive line."
Pros: "The entertainment system, the leg room, the toilets with complimentary tooth brushes. JAL hit it out of the park."
Cons: "Not one thing."
Pros: "Flight was typical."
Cons: "No direction for the connecting flight and no help to understand the connecting flights."
Pros: "The cabin crew was excellent -- friendly, always helpful, energetic."
Cons: "We requested a seafood special meal. The food quality was satisfactory, but most of the items tasted very bland. The accompanying dishes were unimaginative -- raw vegetables (salad), steamed vegetables, pickled vegetables. One exeption was a smoked salmon bit with capers -- this was the tastiest part among 8 meals over 4 flights."
Pros: "33" seats"
Cons: "Nothing. This company deserves its reputation for excellence."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "The crew and food both are amazing."
Pros: "Soo Much Food! Crew was very polite and helpful."
Cons: "They didn’t offer a vegetarian meal option in flight, but there was enough sides that it didn’t really matter."
Pros: "The ANA crew at Haneda airport were very polite, professional, and very patient with me. However due to an online error between the ANA US website and the ANA JP website my confirmed seat on my flight was given to another passenger so I was kicked off. How this happened I dont know."
Cons: "Fix ANA US-JP online booking system."
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!!!"
Pros: "Staff are the best of all airlines I have been in."
Pros: "The level of care and attention that was given to my comfort during the flight was extraordinary. Also the economy was much better than any economy i've ever come to expect from other airlines."
Cons: "The boarding I didn't know at first where to go to get to the gate. Having to exit and then re-enter the airport was a pain and further complicated my boarding. But that was not JAL's fault and is on SFO."
Pros: "The crew were very polite,"
Cons: "but thet could not help me in getting hooked up with the wifi, which I attempted to do numerous times. The food was mediocre, at best, and the seat was hard and not very comfortable."
Pros: "Flight attendants were incredibly nice. Seats were comfortable enough. I appreciated the complementary items. Bathroom was spacious and had extra options I normally wouldn’t receive from an American flight."
Pros: "Service and Entertainment were great. Lots of legroom is great."
Cons: "There are no air vents per seat so on the whole I was very hot and uncomfortable during the flight. One other detail: this is not Japan Airlines fault, but at LAX we had to sit on the runway for an hour because there was some confusion about the parking space for the plane. After a nine hour flight, to sit and wait for another hour was very uncool."
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!"
Cons: "The attendants were very pleasant and efficient. I will certainly prefer to fly JAL, especially if you could offer the lower rates. On the down side, it was very difficult to contact their customer service line. However their online help desk was very responsive."
Pros: "I would recommend to everyone JAL"
Pros: "As expected everything was not overly done nor less of comfort and services. The food was Excellent quality and prepared with care. The airplane was new types and flew fast and smooth."
Cons: "The Kansai airport was huge and super fancy. Shere number of people were like the Zoo and its designed to move people through all the retail shops to get to my gate."
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Great airline, roomy seats and they don't nickle and dime you like other airlines."
Pros: "The food"
Pros: "Prompt, friendly service. Clean aircraft with comfortable seats. Onboard meal for international flight."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable for economy, but that's about it. Unfortunately, everything else ranged between mediocre and okay. For non stop to Japan, I'd rather fly ANA."
Cons: "The whole entire class system that they are beholden to as if we're still living in feudal Japan. Swiss & Lufthansa serves more meals and at higher quality than JAL. The drinks were also blah. JAL focuses more on their Business Class and First Class Passengers. Even their luggage comes in first."
Cons: "Selections of movies"
Pros: "The staff helping to check in was amazing. There was an error which checking in at LAX, we didn’t have our seats assigned. Ali was able to get us seats together, and by a window at that! She was incredible and super helpful. I knew it would be a great flight just from her service at the beginning."
Cons: "I wish there was a paper that showed you options for food/drinks. The language barrier was a bit difficult at times but the crew was incredibly patience and made sure we got what we asked for."
Pros: "I loved the food and presentation. The service was excellent, very attentive stewardess."
Cons: "There was the boarding from Tokyo to New York, where the selected gate did not have a comfort room. You have to back upstairs walk for quite a distance to use the toilet. Inconvenient and time consuming lugging your things with you."
Pros: "The crew, the flight, the pilot to cabin communications, the food, and the movie selection was amazing. I am so happy that I flew Japan Airlines on my return trip. I would highly recommend them for your travels."
Cons: "A Japan Airlines employee escorted me every step of the way to ensure that I made my connecting flight from Tokyo to San Diego because I only had an hour and ten minute layover and this can be challenging when you’re in a foreign country. I cannot thank Japan Airlines enough for how easy they made traveling and how comfortable they made me feel. I Highly recommend flying Japan Airlines for your travels."
Pros: "Excellent crew,service and great food."
Cons: "It was little bit warm during flight. There were several other passengers that c/o the temperature being too warm."
Pros: "Sakura lounge was excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment system was bit unsteady."
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: "As usual A1 service all the way!"
Pros: "Seats are extremely comfortable even in economy. Service was attentive and very gracious. Both meals were above average for airline food. Made a 12 hour flight seem much shorter!"
Pros: "everything, the courtesy of the entire crew, the way they show care and respect and compassion to the passengers especially the seniors"
Cons: "flight delays"
Pros: "Good in flight entertainment options. Great food and plenty of it. Service was top notch. No complaints."
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."
Cons: "Boarding was actually good. It was checking your luggages in and getting your boarding passes which was POOR. Passengers on International flights going out of the Philippines are advised be at the airport at least 3 hours before scheduled flight. Well, the JAL check-in counter opened at 650AM for the 950AM flight (exactly 3 hours before the scheduled flight), with maybe some 50 people already in line. With most passengers coming far from the airport, it will be very very helpful if the counter, even at least one counter, would open earlier, so that passengers who came in early could check in early and wait comfortably in the departure area."
Pros: "Amazing customer service, flight attendants could not be more welcoming."
Pros: "The crew on JAL is excellent. They get pleasure out of providing service to the passenger -- I was in business class."
Cons: "Business class seat on 787 is awful. Does not get to flat bed level. Really uncomfortable."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"
Cons: "The crew of ANA was incredible. I think it is my best flying experience to Asia"
Pros: "Crew service is good!"
Cons: "The seat is really cramp and tight!!"
Pros: "The plane was ghetto and old and there was only one tiny restroom for the entire economy class."
Cons: "A newer plane with more restrooms would be great."
Cons: "The planes are pretty outdated especially the connecting flights from Narita to HKG"
Pros: "Some of your reservations staff in Los Angeles needs to be counseled"
Cons: "Been more polite especially mike in your mileage program."
Pros: "Excellent service from the cabin crew."
Cons: "The Japanese (Washoku) breakfast was not as good as I expected."
Pros: "Excellent cabin crew."
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, economy seats are narrow."
Pros: "Crew great but seating not so comfortable"
Cons: "Better Seats"
Pros: "Excellent crew!"
Cons: "It could have been quieter."
Cons: "Seat padding - seat was a bit firm"
Pros: "The crew was great, friendly and helpful. The food was good and the overall service on the plane was great."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed from Los Angeles and we did not make our connecting flight in Tokyo. The next option they had was a full 24 hours later so we ended up taking the train. I tried to make adjustments to one of my flights for the return home and was told that is not an option."
Pros: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Cons: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Pros: "Crews were great. They worked fast and helpful."
Pros: "I liked the midnight flight out of LAX; got to sleep at a normal time and arrived in Japan in the morning ready to go"
Cons: "Not much"
Cons: "My seat was horrible. I'm sure it was like that for everyone in economy. The seat can't recline putting me in an awkward position for the entire flight. It was a red-eye so I didn't sleep much. Maybe it was the airplane since I flew with ANA last year but with the 787. The difference is almost night and day."
Cons: "After they told about change my flight to Asiana I finally agreed but I had to walk by myself to Asiana, ANA couldnt at least to make the changes to avoid me long time to stand in line by asiana airlines. I would never recomend ANA"
Pros: "Very comfortable flights. Exceptional crew on and off the planes. Great food and drink/snack options. Lots of entertainment options as well."
Cons: "I have no complaints abouts my flights. Travel is tough at times but ANA made it seem easy."
Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth. Stewardesses were very helpful."
Pros: "The crew were very nice, kind and professional."
Cons: "The seat was not as comfortable as JAL, which was a bit disappointing. The food was okay."
Pros: "Food is good. Entertainment options are fantastic"
Cons: "Seats are very very narrow"
Pros: "Service, Cleanliness and Overall Quality"
Cons: "Seats could be better"
Pros: "Easy checking process. Friendly staff"
Pros: "I loved that the interior was completely darkened for about seven of the 12 hours of flight time."
Cons: "I just couldn't get comfortable in economy class. Traveling in business or first class was visibly MUCH more comfortable, so be aware that it may be difficult to get to sleep."
Pros: "Very punctual. Service is excellent. I like Tokyo Haneda Airport because it’s smaller and the gates are closer."
Cons: "No complain about the flight and the services."
Pros: "The airline was late in arriving for my translate flight but when I got to the airport in Narita everything was taken care excellent ground service"
Cons: "The flight attendants gave me the most beautiful hospitality hope you keep up the good job this was my third time around using ANA"
Pros: "ANA did a great job of keeping customers informed about every detail regarding the delays we experienced with the flight. ANA did a great job of finding me a new flight when delays caused by the ground crew caused me to miss a connecting flight."
Cons: "Late boarding caused us to miss connecting flights."
Pros: "Great crews and good foot space!"
Cons: "Food was terrible! Getting worse every time !"
Pros: "The attendants are all courteous and respectful."
Pros: "Everything.. the crew was so gracious and kind even tho the delay was out their control. they even gave us 30,000 Yen or $260 approximately, which they didn’t have to do. i will start flyin ANA... not because of the money, but because of the delay... which no American carrier would have done and would’ve given excuse after excuse."
Cons: "airline is unprofessional the whole trip was canceled"
Cons: "Lack of airline professional staff at lax airport. There's no set person in charge. We had an emergency return and no one can explain or give us answers for rebooking our flights."
Cons: "See subject line"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The seats hurt my butt"
Pros: "nice.crew. actually able to book exit row.seat online. pre-check-in is great all you do at the airport is drop the bags .no long queues."
Cons: "boarding process is not organized. no travel amenities offered. (no slipper, had to ask for toothbrush) ..."
Pros: "Good food and cabin service. Accommodating in connecting flight arrangements."
Cons: "Left an hour late because of slow ground service and poor scheduling. Extremely uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "More of an movie selection. Maybe up date movie ever 2-3 weeks as they become available for the company"
Pros: "The plane was new enough and clean, the food was modest but good, snacks were generous and tasty, but what sets ANA apart is the attentiveness, courtesy, and thoughtfulness of the crew. I used to fly Singapore Airlines often and felt this way about them, but in recent years I’ve noticed a fall off in service. ANA has maintained or even raised their standards of service."
Cons: "The food good but not great. But...it’s airplane food."
Pros: "felt Agent's kind care of elder (me) at Airport. Thanks."
Cons: "Full of passengers. Code Share!?"
Cons: "The check-in at LAX. They form 2 different lines for Economy. The 1st line was lined with the people arriving first. Then the 2nd line started to fill later. But when the ANA agents came out, they have no clue and serve the line of the people arriving later. Should know what they are doing. Either just 1 line, or if 2 lines, should ask which line come first"
Pros: "People the staff was nice and tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Gates kept changing flight was delayed multiple times the flight had no air so I was sweating the whole time my nose began to bleed. I missed my connecting flight to Okinawa they sent me on a hour long shuttle to another airport to fly out the next day."
Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."
Pros: "Customer service and food!"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly, quick to respond to questions, and very helpful. I was able to switch seats even though the flight was full. The food was fine but the menu for the return flight looked better still."
Cons: "The flight was 100% full. I took a redeye flight hoping to sleep a bit on the plane but I ended up not sleeping much. I am happy to take ANA on my return flight, which is not redeye. Also I will be happy to fly ANA again, but I would not take a redeye flight on any airline unless I was in business or first class which I cannot reasonably afford at the moment."
Pros: "Crew was professional and charming"
Cons: "Nothing really, one of the best short haul flights in the world"
Pros: "The service and the seats"
Pros: "The landing was very smooth. I have motion sickness and usually the landing gets me really sick. However I was okay for this one."
Pros: "The flight attendants are super nice every time we fly with ANA, and the have great food."
Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"
Pros: "Amazing crew, very nice and helpful."
Pros: "The staff was amazing"
Pros: "The help desk employees who helped me rebook my flight."
Cons: "After rushing to catch my connecting Singapore flight, their desks were closed and there wasn’t an employee in site. Given that airlines can see connecting fights it would have been great to have someone stay back to either give me a boarding pass or help me rebook! UNSATISFACTORY!"
Pros: "Friendly service and not a super crowded plane."
Cons: "In-seat entertainment was not working for me, and boarding process could be drastically improved."
Cons: "The person next to me had a distinct body odor."
Pros: "Always love the SIA business product on long haul."
Cons: "This trip had a lot of minor service and cleanliness misses. But they are quibbles in the scheme of the overall great product."
Cons: "Great Airline. Great staff and service. Good food and drink."
Pros: "Everything, perfect flight"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The seat were uncomfortable"
Cons: "Food could have been better."
Pros: "The crews on board were amazing!"
Cons: "The service from the ground staffs are not as good a the crews onboard."
Cons: "without any possibility to call back. or to call again while being late, when arrived with plenty of time before departure. nobody was on the gate. when tryed to do all myself whithin minutes tsa didnt bother to speedup process and it took forever. i missed my flight literally in seconds."
Pros: "Boarding. Timely departure"
Cons: "Entertainment selection."
Pros: "Service was excellent, always with a smile."
Pros: "excellent - comfy plane, great service, excellent stuff."
Pros: "The food was good, good choices and at good intervals. Lavatories were well maintained. Entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "My first leg, the crew appeared rushed. Seating was tight. Would definitely upgrade next time."
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Food was less than marginal"
Pros: "The service was excellent start to finish. I found the movie selection to be excellent on the plane and the food was tasty and above average for airline food, and the seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Space in economy seat was good. Huge selection of movies. Food was tasty. On flights to Frankfurt, Singapore Airlines may want to keep more sparkling water in stock, as Europeans prefer this to still water."
Cons: "There was a smell in the plane when I first arrived like vomit. It may have been the cleaning supplies."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and professional and the amenities were top notch."
Cons: "There wasn't enough leg room. My knees touched the chair in front of me the whole time."
Pros: "The trip was horrible we have to sit separately three places."
Pros: "Very organized"
Cons: "Seats could be a bit more comfortable in premium economy"
Pros: "What can I say about a flight of this length? Its always an epic journey to go from the US to Asia. However I will say that with Singapore Airlines things are a lot easier. Excellent crew who were always willing to help with my fondness for a beer. Food was as expected and up to the standard of Singapore Airlines. All round it was a long trip made a lot easier......5 stars."
Pros: "I was inpressed"
Pros: "The flight attendants were amazing."
Pros: "Amazing, amazing service! Great food (including Hagen Daaz ice cream) and good choice of beverages. Lots of different entertainment choices. VERY clean and well maintained aircraft. Staff is always friendly and happy...they really seem to absolutely love their job! Free toiletries in the bathrooms are an extra plus. Whenever there was a change in schedule / plans the captain informed the passengers immediately about what was going on and what would happen next."
Cons: "The only thing that did and probably always will be AWFUL is going thru security at JFK. The T S A officials there are unfriendly, sometimes rude, never smiling and often yelling at you or even little kids or elderly people. We are travelling a lot and no other security staff at any given airport is so unfriendly and harsh. Worst thing about going on a journey."
Cons: "Headphones didn’t work entirely for listening to movies. Had to manually hold it in."
Pros: "There was nothing to complain about..a very friendly staff, departure on time !"
Cons: "No newspapers and magazines on board !"
Pros: "The ground staff at JFK, especially Jon, were very helpful and friendly. The flight crew was also very friendly."
Pros: "The A380 is an amazing plane. The flight was smooth and the engine sounds were fairly low."
Cons: "Waiting on line to check in was more than a half hour although there were probably only 10 people ahead of me. Got a hard time on the weight of my carry-on being more than 7kg although I had to point out that my ticket allowed me two bags that were 23kg each - I had nothing to check. Eventually, when I pointed out that I could wear enough of the clothes from the carry on, they agreed to let me take it on. On board, the service was cold, bland and infrequent. The entertainment system lost sound perhaps 20 minutes into the flight."
Pros: "The crew of ladies and men where so very gracious and courtly, both to the passengers and each other. My wife and I both took note that the flight attendants were "First Class" with emphasis on class. Exceptionally well groomed, but also conveyed genuine concern and helpfulness and at the same time, real workers, energetic and perky. We are bragging to all our friends about the uplifting cultural demeanor of Singapore Airlines. They should all get a pay raise. I will always remember their wonderful service when thinking about our trip to Frankfurt, Germany. Robert"
Pros: "Service from Singapore airlines"
Pros: "Comfort Great book the cook meal choices Restful Attentive service"
Cons: "What’s there not to like about SQ"
Pros: "Liked almost everything: newspapers, menu card, mini-toiletries bag, hot towel, food choice, ice cream, entertainment options, head sets provided (better quality than US airlines), lavatories kept clean and with less waiting time, number and friendliness of flight staff."
Cons: "What I did not like: Boarding was slower than expected. Large plane = longer boarding time."
Pros: "Crew was great. Food not bad for airline food . It was clean."
Pros: "The service, seats, food, drinks and bed!"
Cons: "I reserved a window seat on this site but was given a middle row instead when I checked in."
Pros: "they even addressed me by name"
Pros: "Everything was outstanding. The cleanliness of the airplane, the food, the friendliness of the crew, I just can't say enough good things about my experience flying on Singapore Airlines."
Pros: "FOOD, ADVANCE SEATING & JETWAY TO UPPER DECK"
Cons: "SMALL SPACE FOR FEET IN BUS. CLASS AND HEAD REST NOT THE MOST COMFORTABLE"
Pros: "The choices for entertainment were excellent! I was never bored for a second on my 20++ hours of flight. I love how they gave us in-ear earphones instead of the normal airline headphones that keep on sliding off."
Cons: "It was quite difficult for me to get comfortable. Maybe it's due to my shortness, I can't really rest my head that well"
Pros: "My luggage was lost, due to an error of another airline. but singapore air took care of it and made sure i got the luggage in Germany - even though it involved bringing it to me to remote location 2.5 hour drive from frankfurt. free of charge. Thanks Singapore airlines!"
Pros: "From the beginning until the end the service, the vibe, the flight itself was amazing. I don't know any other airline I flew with so far that hosted me and all other flyers better. At any time I was supported by the staff and even if it was busy they constantly had a kindness and smile in their face. I don't fly with any other airline on long distance flights! It was clean and neat on top at any time. I love flying with Singapore airlines. I feel safe and in good hands all around. This is how service should be at any airline! It is never less good but a constant since years! Thank you"
Cons: "There is nothing I did not like."
Pros: "Singapore air has amongst the best service out of all airlines."
Pros: "Fast boarding and crew"
Cons: "Food was terrible even for plane food was unacceptable the headphones jacks are all half way working u have to wiggle the end to make it work the chairs are very stiff and uncomfortable next time looking for another airline"
Pros: "The checkin was straight forward. The staff were very pleasant as always. The entertainment system worked."
Cons: "It was an 8 our overnight flight to another time zone where we had a full day ahead of us so we needed all the sleep we could get but instead we were fed around midnight. Lights went out for about two hours, it seemed, before we were told to put our chairs upright for the person behind us so they could serve another meal. We arrived about 10am completely shattered."
Pros: "On my flight back I got to sit in premier economy and that was amazing !! I want to fly like that all the time! The leg room and space was perfect. The comfort of the chairs recline and foot rest that raised up was great. The big tray table that tucked away was nice. And side pockets for your stuff was great. The comfort of the bigger seats was just excellent and they looked newer. On my flight back from Frankfurt to NYC that was the best flight I ever have taken."
Cons: "The only thing was the food wasn't the best. But I did have Ice cream and that was good. The rice was good and beverages was good. The rest wasn't the best."
Pros: "Had to get new boarding passes at JFK eventhough issued passes at Rochester without gate numbers but was then able to check that my bags were transferred to SIA."
Cons: "I could not select a seat on JetBlue. Indian vegetarian food was mainly rice and potaoes and bread, not much protein like paneer or egg for the non-vegans like me."
Pros: "Everything was amazing. Best flight I've ever been on!"
Pros: "Outstanding crew! Super attentive in my section.. I had seat 43E."
Cons: "Seat was a little tight for me, but not bad... I'm 6"2 and 185 lbs"
Pros: "Crew name Sachi was excellent customer service."
Pros: "PLane was clean, boarding went fast, meals and snacks were decent."
Cons: "The sound system was turned up too loud. Did not appreciate being bombarded with advertising on the entertainment system, on the Loud speakers as cabin crew hawked the company credit card etc"
Pros: "Selection of films good. Thankful for complimentary earphones. Thankful for pillow and blanket too."
Cons: "Food. Sandwich was terrible. Couldn’t figure what kind of of filling it had. Bread hard and difficult to bite. Not enough restrooms. Aisle is narrow. When waiting for restroom behind row 35(?) they are standing and waiting and bumping into people sitting in rows 28+."
Pros: "I love"
Pros: "Nothing. I slept 70 percent of the way but these two adults ad their brat kid kept kicking seats and the father was the worse.it wasn’t a horrible trip but I think the father was the oddest. He kept changing his seat next to mine. But overall I slept 70 percent of the time."
Cons: "I would have had a manager that was the boss of the stewardesses so people weren’t seat jumping around the whole time."
Pros: "Soft landing"
Cons: "Forgetful cruisemembers, phone jack (charger) not functioning, Poor entertainment, but even poorer food!"
Pros: "Service, crew, food, price"
Cons: "Chairs weren't very comfortable"
Cons: "1) No wifi 2) movies cost $9 3) screens don't swing out to compensate for reclining of seat in front of you."
Pros: "The seats were more comfortable in coach than other airlines The flight attendents were nice and visible for longer periods than awfulmost other domestic airlines Instructions were clear"
Cons: "They DO NOT enforce carry on bag sizes. The food, although "free" was scant and awful!!!!! No free movies or shows for this very long flight. Only hawaii commercials....and since we live here that was boring. Long wait for bags after flight. Staff at JFK at checkin were VERY helpful and nice."
Cons: "No internet and no free movies."
Cons: "Husband and I upgraded our seats, only to board and settle in and be asked that one of us leave the seat we paid for because they made an error and double booked one of the two seats."
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly and solicitous, and the seats were as comfortable as they could be for an 11 hour flight."
Cons: "More options for food. Having a gluten allergy meant I had to drop $7 on a gluten free box because I couldn't eat the pasta or the sandwich."
Pros: "Kind of punctual.passengers well informed over all flight."
Cons: "Toilet and seat not so appealing.needs cleaning.bleaching t"
Pros: "I was able to charge my phone and the staff were very respectful and helpful."
Cons: "No WiFi for an 11+ hour flight... No vegetarian option for food."
Pros: "They offered meals unlike AA, Delta, or Ynited"
Pros: "We had a delay due to needed de-icing at JFK. THe pilot walked around the plane to explain the delay, which visibly calmed a planeful of New Yorkers. Well done!"
Pros: "Super friendly helpful staff"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "No food. I ordered kosher meal , was told Kayak it was confirmed . The stewardess said they never have kosher . So I was lied to by your representative."
Cons: "I was flying business class during my trip back to New York from Hawaii. When you are flying business class, you are expecting a superior service. However, the flight attendant's attitude and serviceman ship did not meet my expectation."
Pros: "Price . I know.....you get what you pay for."
Cons: "Old 767 aircraft for international flight. Need to keep up with the competition . No USB ports , really!??. Come on Hawaiin this is 2018. Cardboard seats . I traveled on them all . Japan Air, ANA, Korean, China . Hawaiins not even close yet ."
Cons: "the seats I requested were not given to me. I thought it was a confirmed seat when I booked through the 3rd party but it wasn't. That should've been clearly indicated/"
Cons: "TVs should not charge to watch anything (many other airlines offer this). Also, offering wifi would be a big improvement."
Pros: "Very accommodating to meet the needs of my parents who are elderly"
Cons: "Wish flight also available out of Liberty-Newark airport which is closer to home"
Pros: "Staff very helpful"
Cons: "14 hour delay!! WTF!?!"
Pros: "Liked the location of gate 30 at JFK nice and quiet."
Cons: "Not much food or snacks for such a long flight Other than that it was excellent."
Pros: "There is a port for a USB, so you can bring a device? But then, you have to prepare your entertainment in advance which is an inconvenience...."
Cons: "The complementary food was garbage. I am not asking for a 5 star meal from Roy's; I am asking that the food be somewhat edible. The paid snack options were few and there we no healthier choices. You have to pay for all of films, games, and movies. No WiFi on the plane. The display had issues when I tried to turn it off - it would randomly come on. The volume for the "advertisements" were ridiculously louder. In fact, they were louder than the safety announcements from the staff! Gotta pay $25 for a checked bag."
Cons: "I was not in the system for my flight so therefore i didnt have a ticket. My trip was round trip and for some reason i was not marked as being on the original flight from honolulu to jfk so they canceled my return flight."
Pros: "It was a long 12h flight from NY to HI, I requested change of seat. They arranged it so so got one in empty row since I were by myself. Food is good too!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were awesome and very helpful"
Pros: "The flight was good, and the flight attendants were efficient."
Cons: "The portions of food were small. The entertainment package for $7.99 was very dated and limited in options."
Pros: "The members of the Crew were all as pleasant and helpful as could be. The Extra Comfort seats we purchased made the long flight more bearable coupled along with the Entertainment choices. The meal that was included on our flight was good especially since you would be paying extra on other Airlines."
Cons: "Don't forget your earbuds or earphones."
Cons: "Passenger have to pay for every single entertainment."
Pros: "Hope you would continue your practice of onboard food offering services. That was great!"
Cons: "Your attendants (a male on my case) could be a little more courteous in general."
Cons: "Poor drink/food service, no free wifi, no free movies all make for one long boring flight."
Pros: "YOU DON'T STARVE LIKE THE OTHER AMERICAN CARRIERS. THEY DON'T FEED YOU EVEN ON TEN HOUR FLIGHTS.."
Cons: "I DON'T LIKE CENTRAL AIR. PLANE GOT TOO COLD FOR ME"
Pros: "Went thru baggage check and boarding very quickly although we got there 1 hour befoe flight ( traffic issues). Had a 10 hour direct flight and was happy we had lunch ( not bad) and a fruit snack tray about an hour before landing. Crew was very friendly."
Pros: "Smooth boarding and flight"
Cons: "On board lunch and later snack were free! Quality was reasonable."
Pros: "The crew was incredibly friendly and helpful."
Cons: "On flight entertainment seemed limited and expensive compared to other airlines I've been on recently."
Pros: "The comfort of the plane."
Cons: "The price of the tickets."
Pros: "Huge difference in comfort from jet blue to hawaiian. Hawaiian has much more space."
Cons: "Pay for ipad"
Pros: "Overall staff was patient and sweet"
Pros: "- crew was friendly"
Cons: "- old plane from mid 90ties - constant trying to sell me extras - terrible food, too little food - no inflight entertainment - plane broke had to stop over in Seattle - purser was terrible - those are just my top things I didn't like - never fly this airline agai"
Cons: "Have to pay for entertainment on a 12 hour flight Only free choices were Hawaiian commercials"
Pros: "I can't believe that for a 12 hour flight there are not any movies to watch for free!!!!!"
Pros: "The seats were comfy at least"
Cons: "No free snacks. I can't believe that on a 6 hour flight we weren't Given at least a bag of chips free of charge : $3.00 freaking dollars for chips!"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Cons: "For such a long flight there should be better food and more food"
Pros: "I like that meal and snack along with choice of beverage was provided at no cost. Boarding was prompt. Luggage arrived fast at conveyor belt."
Cons: "Found it surprising to have to pay for inflight movie on long flight."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was great too!"
Pros: "the crew was professional and efficient on board the plane."
Cons: "seat space was tight. it was hard to get comfortable"
Cons: "Shopping items available."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "The flight was scheduled to leave at 9:50pm and it didn't take off until midnight. The many delays appeared poorly handled and communicated, and I spent an hour on the runway before takeoff."
Cons: "Customer service from the cathy pacific crew are not good at all.. I flight business to and from asia to the USA at least 3-4 times a year.. cathy pacific was such a disappointment.."
Cons: "I booked a window seat, got a middle seat."
Pros: "Crew was really good and the seating was quite okay"
Cons: "Seating distance"
Pros: "The food was amazing, and the cabin crews were all very nice people. I would love to use Cathay Pacific in my next trip. Also, I loved that they provide a lot of diverse movies from all over the world, along with good music lists."
Cons: "Honestly i think there are not much space for each passenger."
Pros: "Yes all of the above"
Cons: "Ok perfect will do it again"
Cons: "Seats unconfertabale"
Pros: "Some of the staff were very nice. the plane was not full so was able to sleep whole flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1 hour. we get on plane. then an announcement that in previous flight plane hit a bird so they needed to dissemble the plane. we got off plane at 11:26 pm. waited there. received a text announcement it would leave now at 2 am. the staff on site did not announce this information till 12:45 am. we waited and then got good news flight was going to take off. not in a logical way the plane took off all our luggage off the plane. and then could not add our luggage back on to the plane because tsa was now closed. so paperwork for getting luggage was poorly committed. not bright people. I hope my luggage arrives like they say a day later."
Pros: "Over all the customer service was accommodating."
Cons: "Never received a notification for flight delay. Online communication was never established"
Pros: "The food was delicious! And they had a great selection of drinks at no additional price. The crew was very professional and welcoming. Overall so much better than any American airline I have flew with."
Cons: "Would be amazing to have a little more room in the economy seats!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 13 hours"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Seat on up position are too straight"
Cons: "Delayed departure"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Plane was old and not Super comfortable. Also no WiFi!"
Pros: "Cathay is a good Asian airline, and if you compare it to any American-based airlines, Cathay is exceptional. Staff are generally very friendly and helpful. Seats and food on economy are pretty good, as far as economy goes. Entertainment system is updated and offers a good variety of options."
Cons: "They are a bit strict on carry on luggage weight but not that big of a deal."
Pros: "Excellent and attentive staff, great food, clean bathrooms (by airline standards anyway), fantastic entertainment! It's a great value for the price, especially for coach class!"
Cons: "Not much to dislike. I just was a little bothered by the fact that I had purposely chosen to have my boarding pass be digital (to save the environment), but to do this you have to check in online. As a result, they can't verify your passport (something they need to do in person). So when I got to the gate they had to check my passport and then made me use a new, printed boarding pass. Not a huge deal, but just something that bothered me."
Pros: "Fast and on time"
Pros: "Food is good"
Pros: "- Great entertainment lineup -Attentive staff -Delicious meals"
Cons: "-Lack of aisle space in economy; hard to walk up and down -Seats reclined a bit too far back for the comfort of the person sitting behind..."
Cons: "They asked me to change my seat, but when we asked to sit together with my husband, they were not able to accommodate it"
Pros: "First time ever taking a roundtrip across the country with this airline and I am ~TO THE MOON~ excited over my experience. Comfortable seats, excellent food, excellent service, excellent movie choices on board. I can't wait to continually book with this airline on every flight I take across the country!"
Pros: "The crew are very nice. They maintain the toilet area clean and with paper supplies. I love the availability of having a hot noodle soup in between meals."
Cons: "No slippers, toothbrush & toothpaste for economy passengers. Some airlines will give this automatic due to long hours trip."
Cons: "Row seat is tight"
Pros: "...except the plane was dirty (dirt all over the ceiling above me, long black hairs on the pillow they gave me) and one of the stewardesses had a bad attitude with me. Otherwise it was great."
Cons: "Plane not clean"
Cons: "Broke my luggage"
Pros: "The service was very nice and the ice cream with meals was a nice touch"
Cons: "Plane was a bit dirty - there were big dirt streaks on the ceiling above me, and I saw more on the ceiling on the other side of the plane as well."
Pros: "Smooth, delay-free travel from take-off to (smooth) landing on the tarmac! The pilot has some skill to make it like a gliding landing without bumps!"
Cons: "Cathay Pacific does not participate in TSA PreCheck."
Pros: "Service was stellar!"
Cons: "Mediocre online check in experience! Their website does not accept payments for "upgrading" to an exit row seat. At the time of check in the only seat left available was an exit row so I could not proceed. Also, their airplanes are not equipped with Wi-Fi - quite unfortunate when you're flying 16 hrs from HK to NYC!"
Cons: "We had 1.5 hour delay and when we reached Vancouver airport the car rentals were close and we have to wait 3 more hour till 5:30 Am till they open. We are not happy at all"
Cons: "late boarding."
Pros: "The meal options that were served on this flight were great, and the overall flight was peaceful."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather, and this seemed to frazzle the flight crew. Pre-takeoff service of water and juice or champagne was only give to one side of the premium cabin, and when I asked if they would complete it for the other side after take-off was told no. I'm used to Cathay taking our orders and being back what we ask for for a premium experience, however on this trip they just brought everything on carts and asked people what they wanted on the spot, offering no suggestions. Overall the service on this CX 889 flight seemed to be severely underpar for what I expect from Cathay"
Pros: "Landed on time"
Cons: "Boarded with delay"
Pros: "Good service. Love that you can have wine with dinner! Good size blankets provided."
Cons: "They called us to board early and then we stood there for about 10 minutes before they actually started letting people through the gates."
Pros: "The entertainment offering is excellent and the flight schedule into Sapporo is ideal."
Cons: "Staff are not as friendly and knowledgable as other airlines I have flown in Asia. Staff need to take control of the plane and have people prepare for take off a lot quicker than they do. I only experience this with Cathay and not other Asian airlines."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "The guy in front reclined for the whole 14 hour flight so I didn't have much leg room."
Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant."
Pros: "Beautiful plane and it was well kept. Nice service. Very soft landing."
Pros: "Very impressed with the quality of the entire experience."
Cons: "Wishing there was free wifi connect."
Pros: "Everything the movies the airline staff and having the electric plugs to charge ur phone"
Pros: "Clean and comfortable"
Pros: "good experience."
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