Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Kabul
If traveling to Kabul Khwaja Rawash Airport, the cheapest city to fly from in the last 3 days was San Francisco, with flights as low as $1,015 one-way and $1,004 round-trip. Flights from San Francisco are the most searched and start at $810 for a return trip.
You’ll need to travel 3 miles to reach the Kabul city center from Kabul Khwaja Rawash Airport.
There is only 1 airport in Kabul, called Kabul Khwaja Rawash Airport (KBL). It can also be referred to as Hamid Karzai Intl, Kabul Intl, or Khwaja Rawash.
There is a restaurant called Tasty Food and another named Kabil Havalamani at the airport. Some food items that you can dine on include kabobs and rice-based dishes like pulao.
Most travelers will take a taxi from the airport to your destination in the city. Minicabs frequent the airport and run 24/7. Most taxi drivers speak English, and if you do catch a taxi outside of the airport, don't be afraid to bargain for a cheaper fare. There is also a public bus system that is run by the federal government. It is called the Millie Bus and along with stopping at the airport, it can be ridden to downtown Kabul and outlining areas like the Panjshir Province and the Qasaba district.
Yes, you can rent a car from different agencies at the airport. Because the roads can be a little rough, you'll likely get a truck or SUV such as a Toyota Hilux or a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Most of the rental car agencies are located off of Airport Road.
Yes, there are a few ATMs at the airport where you can withdraw money. When the bank is open, you might be able to exchange your dollars into afghanis. These financial resources are available in the public halls in both the domestic and international terminals.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Great flight."
Pros: "So so"
Cons: "Food is junk."
Pros: "The crew is always great."
Cons: "They can’t really do anything about this, but babies screaming all around me made the flight pretty terrible. Infants shouldn’t be flying. My god"
Cons: "Thanks, good service"
Cons: "More meals during the flight would have helped. Also the snacks had limited variety(most of them chocolate) and not enough fruit available."
Pros: "A perfectly ordinary Emirates flight: good food and entertainment."
Cons: "The Kabul route often has less experienced travelers. So passengers couldn't figure out their seat belts, couldn't lock the toilets, stood up while the plane was still on the runway, pushed and shoved to try to get off the plane first, etc."
Cons: "They delayed the flight over entertainment system and that caused me to miss my connection"
Pros: "Emirates does it with class, consistently."
Cons: "Wanted some tomato juice, but they didn't have it..."
Pros: "Stewardesses were great"
Cons: "It took them 1.5hours to give me my luggage. Everyone else had left. They kept making me go back and forth saying it was coming but nothing. This had never happened before and was ridiculous given it was a direct flight"
Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "I was specifically asked for the vegetarian food n mentioned that I am highly allergic to the eggs....in spite of that no vegetarian food was served till I asked the staff about my food...i was told that there is no vegetarian food for me....n at last I was served with very basic food .....not at all good...i could not eat that n stayed hungry n could not even sleep due to headache n acidity This FOOD experience was extremely Disappointing"
Cons: "Food, quality of the food"
Pros: "I find the A380 in the Emirates configuration to be more comfortable than other planes/configs."
Cons: "Wish we had a few more choices like carnatic music and an expanded list of movies."
Pros: "The seats in economy at least had TVs"
Cons: "After 4+ hours sitting on the plane we never even left San Francisco. The Emirates plane was less than standard in economy class and we weren’t even offered water for the entire time we waited. The customer service was terrible and we weren’t even able to retrieve our carry on bags that we were forced to check (not due to the size). This was by far the worst first time experience I’ve had and will not be flying Emirates again."
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "On second flight from dubai to kabul was horrible. The did not offer an infant place for infant and we were among the passengers in a very very tide place,the other things were good"
Pros: "Horrible experience!!!!"
Cons: "1. Emirates has only one piece option. With Laptop bag weighing about almost 5kgs, you are left with just 2kgs which the carry bag itself would weigh. Not sure, how Emirates is getting away with this discriminatory attitude, while rest of airlines do allow -Carry on + a personal item. 2. There is no check on the carry-on weight at SFO airport. While in DXB, they entice customer to buy all duty free and then when it comes to boarding, you will be 'shocked'. No more than 10kg allowed. 3. You will be directed to read instructions before boarding. Then the corruption deal starts...read point 4 4. The man will say, remove anything in excess of 10kg or pay extra luggage, knowing very well, that people buy duty free at DXB. 5. Once you start negotiating, then the deal-making starts... 6. I managed it. More on Facebook review..."
Cons: "Seat bookings in just fly are messed up. Kayak took me to just fly for the bookings. The seats for the the 16hr+ flight on just fly we're window seats however at time of check-in I got middle seats in the center 4 seats. It was the worst flight booking experience on kayak so far."
Pros: "Good serevice"
Cons: "food provided is not good. All western style most passengers are from Asia"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, flight was very comfortable with great entertainment options. Attentive staff!"
Cons: "Seat wouldn’t recline Checked with Air hostess She said it cannot be fixed So travel 15 hrs in pain"
Cons: "They treat you what kind a color your Skin color"
Pros: "I was very pleased with the service and customer care the airlines displayed."
Pros: "The Services, crew, procedures, and the standards."
Pros: "The seat was comfortable."
Cons: "I wasn't offered any refreshments upon boarding and had to locate an attendant just to receive service. Although I normally order the low cholesterol meal I asked the attendant to provide with its contents before serving so that I could decide whether to choose from the menu. Twenty minutes later the low cholesterol plate was served and not once was I offered the opportunity to make a selection of my own choosing."
Cons: "The wifi wasn't working throughout the journey."
Cons: "I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean"
Cons: "restroom water not available, not so well maintained air hostess didnt come on after pressing help button seat overall bad experience and surprising from emirates"
Cons: "I requested the waiter(Asian) to serve me a non-egg breakfast if there were any remaining. He curtly told me that if I had not pre-booked the non-egg breakfast he could not provide me. Few minutes later I made the same request to another waitress and she quickly provided me the non-egg breakfast."
Pros: "Smoothness of the flight."
Pros: "the flight was on time"
Cons: "During flight from San Fransico to Delhi,flight was to changed at Dubai for Delhi.There was no information on board as new the "gate no" at Dubai for Delhi."
Pros: "Crew is friendly and good service"
Cons: "Emirates did not honer the cost of the Hotel night in Dubai. Neither Kayak, nor Emirates advised us to book the hotel within 24 hours of flight time. We called Kayak, they have Zero customer service. We called Emirates, they blamed it on Kayak. They said that they should have advise us to book the Hotel at least 24 hours before departure. We ended up paying for our Hotel and meals and it should have been coveted by the Airline. Randa"
Pros: "The entertainment systems is good a lot of choices."
Cons: "The toilet are so dirty, nobody cleaning them for the entire trip that's more than 15hours, unacceptable for the price they charged."
Cons: "The Crew was very inexperienced and had difficult time in managing the passengers. The food also below par!"
Pros: "The food Staff is superb My niece enjoyed the most. The crew clicked photos with her and made her moments memorable."
Pros: "Excellent service in flight and nice food"
Pros: "Flight was light and was comfortable"
Cons: "The flight was light. Even with that the crew seemed checked out. Did not come by to offer additional drinks or snacks. I noticed some unprofessional physical contact between few Crew members."
Pros: "Very Classy all around!"
Pros: "Roomy and very comfortable A380 flight is great"
Cons: "this experience with emirates was super duper bad. I was travelling to India as my dad had passed away that morning on 9/11. Bad service, no attention paid to the flight attendant button, water provided after 45 min....after 2 fligh attendants came by and said they would bring water. i provided verbal feedback and they were extra nice to me then...brought me crackers , chiocolates...etc etc...but it was just to calm me down. I went and got my own food from the kitchen area as I had a splitting headache, I was traveling to india as my dad had passed away on sep 11th morning. They gave me the same dinner mushroom and peas for vegetarian snack. Then they exchanged it after I had waited for so long. IT was just ridiculous servide and"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and food was good."
Pros: "Boarding, cabin crew. Entertainment, aircraft, everything was top notch."
Cons: "Food is outdated. Menu is not based on nutrition. The pizza served at end of flight is terrible. It should be replaced with a high protein snack. Food is tilted heavily towards carbohydrates and main entree is about 25 percent less than it should be. If the menu evolves a bit to include slightly larger portions, more fiber , protein, vitamins and minerals , it would be a true 5 star experience. Other than food, I rate this flight and experience 5 stars ."
Pros: "Excellent service, food and media."
Pros: "On time Large LCD in each seat back They kept the public announcements to a minimum"
Cons: "It took asking 5 crew members and 2 hours to fix one of our screens that wasn't working. Apparently there were other displays that did not work either so they reset everybody's LCDs. The food was bland"
Pros: "Fresh food, customer service"
Pros: "I could not get the barding pass to chennai at seatle itself"
Pros: "enjoyed the flight this time around. my last experience in Emirates was not good. happy this time."
Cons: "there is little time for lay over in turkey going to Egypt one hours is not enough."
Cons: "They were making luggage issues with all passengers"
Pros: "Love love love this airlines! I wish the US carriers were like this!"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "The food and the fast and efficient customer service."
Cons: "There was too many parents who were super loud and didn’t care about their children jumping and screaming around the plane for 12hrs. I wish the fly attendants said something to calm down the situation."
Pros: "The seat & the food were better than I’d expected, and, of course, that’s a *big* part of the experience."
Cons: "I had to file a claim with Turkish because my new suitcase (not an expensive suitcase, but still) got seriously chewed up and is now unusable. At least it made it to the destination on time! And the contents were only slightly damaged. I will be happy if I get reimbursed for the suitcase."
Pros: "The crew and the food were amazing! The seats in Business Class were bery comfortable."
Pros: "Requested for a aisle seat. Done without any issue. Very good food."
Cons: "Airport in Istanbul"
Cons: "The aircraft arrived late in Istanbul for the connecting flight to Egypt causing us to miss out flight which made us wait 5+ hours in the airport which was a huge inconvenience."
Pros: "Good food for economy and crew was really nice . Great movie selection , nice amenity kit for economy."
Cons: "They weigh your carry on making you shift things . 31 inch pitch is tight for a long flight. Didn’t give 5 stars to the entertainment because although excellent selection , the touch screen is very slow to react making it frustrating."
Cons: "Had to wait an hour in line at SFO to check in for Flight . Online check in was hard because there was a need for redress code ?"
Pros: "The recline and comfort of the seat is good, and the map and entertainment system is OK."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, then we sat in the airplane for an hour before we took off, with kids screaming and the cabin at seemingly sauna temperatures. Once we took off, drinks weren't even served until 2 hours after take-off (for a scheduled 6:15pm departure - actual was more like 7:45pm). Maybe it was due to some light turbulence along the way or something, but they should tell people that is the problem and the reason they are not serving food and drinks, if that is the case."
Cons: "I can't believe there were no benches to sit at the Ataturk Airport, embarrassing."
Pros: "Overall experience was good."
Cons: "In comfort leg space can improve. Entrainment: in TV Series are random, they should be season wise placed so you cannot see the series in a link."
Pros: "The flight was for the most part quite comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting behind me (she could not get comfortable and kept jarring my seat) and the baby crying two rows ahead of \me"
Pros: "The amount of food and drinks we got was perfect, the movies, shows and other entertainment options were plenty and they had a great selection, and the sleep kit (slippers, socks, lip balm, etc) was very much appreciated and helpful. The staff were nice and professional."
Pros: "Friendly staff,"
Cons: "My infotainment center was broken for the entire 13 hour ride. Luckily I had my phone but it would have been nice to have the expected entertainment options. The service carts only came through twice leaving a many hour gap with no drink or food service."
Pros: "Comfortable seats..."
Cons: "It got a little hot and the tray table did not unfold to a level surface causing my drinks and plate to slide into my lap."
Pros: "Everything was great, thank you for your service."
Cons: "Service was so bad from Istanbul to Kabul"
Pros: "Entertainment was OK boarding was a good comfortable sitting."
Cons: "I did not have an option to order kosher meal when I did my online check-in so I called customer service and the lady on the line barely spoke English and even though I warder kosher meal and verified it with her when I go to the plane the crew told me they don't have a kosher meal for me. The crew was unwilling to help me find something else to eat and they were very rude. I am very disappointed of their customer service standards. I will not use Turkish Airlines again."
Pros: "Friendly staff, decent meals, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Istanbul airport- needs major refurbishment"
Pros: "Food was too complicated and saucy. Simple dishes preferred. My fork had chunks of fried on food (was dirty) snd unusable. Interior of plane was tired."
Cons: "LOts of water available. I like the menu being given at beginning of flight as one could plan the hours."
Pros: "Service, Media"
Cons: "Seat room, very tight."
Pros: "Amazing service and food/drinks! Tons of movies. Overnight sleeping kit included."
Pros: "Being able to stretch out and get some real rest makes a huge difference for me when trying to cope with time zone change west coast to Europe. Overall great experience"
Pros: "Flight attendants were not helpful or friendly."
Cons: "Flight attendants were not helpful or friendly."
Pros: "Professional and friendly staff"
Pros: "After your bags are delayed 3 days, it's hard to like anything about an airline."
Cons: "Tracking my luggage was a nightmare. No one had any idea where it was for 3 days. When my bag finally arrived, the exterior was severely damaged. Also, the fight crew is rude and unfriendly. If I can help it, I will never fly Turkish Airlines again."
Pros: "Great food, great service and a wonderful experience in business class compared with most of the big European airlines. Will definitely fly again Turkish Airlines!"
Cons: "The business lounge in Istanbul was a great facility, but a little bit of upkeep will be a plus."
Cons: "This 13 hours and 5 minutes flight was extremely hot. Regardless of how many times we've asked the flight attendants to make it cooler for us, nothing changed. By the time, we get off my shirt was soaking wet. Imagine flying for so long under these conditions. What an horrible customer service!"
Cons: "Departure is 4 hours late. Missed connecting flight at Istanbul. Asked us to pay for Visa to stay in hotel. Did not have money. Also forgot to take Credit card from USA. As per the rule Airlines has to pay for Visa. They never paid. Asked us to pay. Totally harassment. Never book Turkish Airlines in my remaining whole life. Also will this incident to all my friends after going back to USA. Very very bad experience. Sat down 24 hours at Airport without food and sleep. Mostly will file a case against Airlines."
Pros: "It was not expensive"
Cons: "It is difficult to say anything positive about a 13 hour flight in cattle class. It is just not comfortable."
Cons: "My first time flying with Turkish probably my last. Too many delays, first from SF to Istanbul and then the worse part no one was able to tell me from which gate my flight to TLV, I received at least 6 emails from you saying a different gate each time and we had a delay almost two hours in Istanbul. Because of all the delays I missed a few important phone conferences regarding my business. Unprofessional service! if I was running my business the same way I had no business! Not going to do this mistake again!"
Pros: "Every thing was excellent"
Pros: "It is just superb"
Pros: "Giving the kids a gift"
Cons: "Worker the didn't smile and not helping very well and getting angry when I asked for help or even they didn't know how to serve people. Airline to bad 2 airlines I go with them is very hot inside. Having bad AC. Thanks"
Pros: "Low prices & generally good service and entertainment"
Cons: "This airline used to be excellent. Now, the prices have been going up and the standards down. Service not as good, food not as tasty, plentiful and varied, crew not as warm and attentive. Instabul airport was the usual chaos, which does not add to the experience for transfers. Also: boarding started late and of course was not done and time and since we lost our slot we were further delayed taking off. That made the transfer time even less and the situation more stressful."
Cons: "I had two checked baggage a and o my 1 was delivered. I have reported this at the airport and have been following up with their customer service many times but no information is yet provided after days."
Pros: "The turkish delight was great and the personal TVs were nice. The choice of shows to watch was good and the hot towel was a nice touch. I also liked the bag of goodies like a toothbrush and eye mask. Very nice."
Cons: "The crew was not super friendly, however, they got the job done."
Pros: "Movie selection and food was good"
Cons: "The flight departed late and we had to run like psychos to our connecting gate to Athens... We barely made it."
Pros: "Best airline food I have ever had. Most comfortable long flight as well."
Pros: "Staff are very friendly and deliver very good service. Refilling of water could be better. Seat was very comfortable and it comfortable for sleeping when it is flat. The seat cover improves sleeping quality. Dinner was well prepared and tasty. Skip the fried eggs for breakfast - it is great that they offer them, but they don't come out well."
Pros: "We purchased coach tickets and were surprised at how nicely we were treated!! A very classy operation!"
Pros: "Excellent trip! Great pilots, good service, and a complementary hotel room for an over night layover ( must have turkish visa). I would agree with the statement that they are one of the best airlines in Europe."
Cons: "No ability to upgrade seat at airport. I am not sure if upgrading is even possible. There were plenty of open comfort and business class seats that could have made additional money for the airline."
Pros: "Sitting in a metal tube flying at 40,000 feet with 300 other personalities has its challenges. Turkish Airlines' staff managed this with excellent care. The smallest things begin to matter; the comfort of the aircraft, quality of food and drinks, the frequency and availability of service, and above all conveying the sense of safety. Every member of this company, from the staff at the counter to the flight attendants, to the pilot seem to really embrace customer service."
Pros: "Had no idea the Turks ran such a top program that to me was superbly close to my experiences with Emirates."
Pros: "Overall everything was great. Boarding was smooth with the help of the attentive flight attendants. They were professional and attentive through out the entire flight. I enjoyed the hot towels they passed out after we reached altitude. The chicken dinner was delicious, the eggs for breakfast not so great (eggs should be eaten soon after cooking) perhaps pancakes and sausage have a longer shelf life. I also enjoyed the snacks that were available through out the flight. The The flight was on time and I had no problems connecting to my flight to Berlin. The Istanbul airport was very busy and I was pleased that the airport staff were helpful with directions."
Pros: "As compared to other intl flts I think leg room should be improved. Secondly the tv module system has problems in both leg of flts the system was jammed and would not go to next step. Very limited choice of Indian movies"
Airlines flying to Kabul have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Kabul
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Kabul
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Kabul
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Kabul
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