Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Portugal
Portugal has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from the EU, Schengen Area, Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.
Travel from the UK and Brazil into Portugal is suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens and their families and holders of residence permits in Portugal.
Travelers from areas other than those listed above may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an "essential" reason such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons. Business travelers should be prepared to describe the reason for business travel and may be asked for evidence. Students must have the appropriate visa and/or be prepared to present evidence of registration with a Portuguese educational institution.
Third country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence.
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of 2 are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements.
Travelers must complete and present an electronic Passenger Locator Card upon boarding.
Travelers arriving from the UK and Brazil must be a Portuguese national or a citizen legally resident in Portugal and be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative PCR test result will be tested at the airport.
Travelers arriving in Madeira and Porto Santo must complete and submit an epidemiological survey 12-48 hours before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. On arrival, travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. More information is available here.
Travelers arriving in the Azores must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure and submit a Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection. More info is available here
From 9 December, travelers will need a negative COVID-19 test for travel from São Miguel and Terceira to any of the other islands in the archipelago.
Travelers arriving from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Prophylactic isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travels and whose length of stay in national territory, certified by return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.
Travelers who are nationals or residents of Portugal, arriving from the UK and Brazil are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.
Travelers arriving in Madeira and Azores without a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure are subject to COVID-19 test and quarantine until they received the test results.
Residents in Madeira and Azores returning home to the region, will need to take a second COVID-19 test 5-7 days from the date they were first tested. They must self-isolate at home until they know the result of the second test.
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National ID cards issued to nationals of Portugal which have expired on February 24, 2020 or later are considered valid until March 31, 2021.
There are currently 24,589 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PT and 17,044 deaths as of Jun 12 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
TAP AIR PORTUGAL, Air Canada and United Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Portugal. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Portugal takes 12h 09m, covering a distance of 4046 miles. The most popular route is New York - Lisbon with an average flight time of 6h 30m.
The cheapest ticket to Portugal from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $27 one-way, and $281 round-trip. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Lisbon Humberto Delgado and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $281.
TAP AIR PORTUGAL, Air Canada & Azores Airlines fly the most frequently from the United States to Portugal.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Lisbon (79% of total searches to Portugal). The next most popular destinations are Porto (10%) and Ponta Delgada (4%). Searches for flights to Faro (2%), to Funchal (2%) and to Lajes (1%) are also popular.
The Azores is an archipelago of nine islands off the southwest coast of Portugal. Between them, there are two international airports: Lajes Airport (TER) on Terceira Island and Joao Paulo II Airport (PDL) on Ponta Delgada Island. You can fly there direct from either New York’s JFK or Newark EWR airport.
Most countries in the Americas and the Caribbean do not require a visa and most European countries are also exempt as members of the Schengen zone. However, all African countries and the majority of Asian ones will need a visa for Portugal, which allows you to visit for up to 3 months.
Several airlines offer nonstop flights from the US to Portugal, but all the flights originate on the US East Coast. The Portuguese national carrier TAP Air Portugal operates direct service from Newark Airport to Porto and Azores Airlines has similar service from Boston Logan Airport (BOS) to Terceira Island. Lufthansa, United and KLM also offer nonstop service to Portugal.
The Palacio da Bolsa or Bolsa Palace is the location of the country’s stock exchange and it is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic building is found in the Portuguese second city of Porto, so you should use Porto Airport. From there, it’s about a 30m drive by car to the landmark.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "They run out of chicken and only had pasta dinner left. I don't like pasta ."
Pros: "everything from the boarding and check-in process to in flight comfort."
Pros: "Flight was ontime"
Cons: "The boarding process ar newark is terrible, and the lady that was at the boarding gate was extremely unpolite with no service attitude at all - i have never seen before such a behavior"
Cons: "Late, missed connection"
Pros: "Great crew, food, entertainment and drinks."
Cons: "Only thing that could be improved is comfort. They provide a small pillow and blanket, but even with those, it is very difficult to sleep."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Working TVs"
Pros: "Nice comfortable flight"
Cons: "misspellt my name!"
Pros: "This space intentionally left blank"
Cons: "For starters, they sat my 12 year old daughter 6 rows away and both of us in center seats so no one would switch with us. Mid flight, my daughter asked to switch with me since the guy next to her kept asking personal questions and was making her uncomfortable. Second, the in flight entertainment did not work. Third, I had pre-ordered a diabetic meal, they “think they may have given it to someone else.” Fourth, one hour delay making for a tight connection. And finally... they lost my suitcase. Should arrive in a few days."
Pros: "The service and the entertainment system"
Cons: "Food was not up to the mark, which it almost always is. The crew were a little rude at times, which is also not very common with this airlines."
Cons: "I did not like the delays over one hour delayed"
Pros: "The Cabin Crew was excellent! Very impressed"
Pros: "Flight was good. Boarding was delayed, but the time was made up during flight. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "It is always about baggage. Bags with priority tags should atleast be sent on a "priority". With LH this never is the case. Priority tagged bags are sometimes the last ones to come on the belt."
Pros: "Clean, modern place. Professional staff."
Cons: "Crew at Newark airport unpleasant and dismissive."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, good wine, good entertainment (which I actually don't watch), beautiful airplane, A 340, especially the downstairs restrooms."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats, minimal leg room, mediocre food."
Pros: "Overall it was a good flight."
Cons: "The dessert could have been better than a Kit Kat chocolate bar."
Pros: "That I was able to arrive at Munich Airport"
Cons: "Delay and no information or explanation and help from Lufthansa."
Pros: "The staff was good to me when I became ill on the flight with a migraine."
Cons: "When I paid for my seat in advance it said I had an exit row, but when I got on the flight it was not. The food was also horrible."
Pros: "Screen monitor and flight map"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and it was kinda cramped"
Pros: "Had a row to myself coming and going."
Cons: "Missed transfer, despite assurance before takeoff."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Flight left on time"
Cons: "Luggage didn’t make a Lufthansa connection even though both flights w."
Pros: "Nothing really. It was an overall terrible flight."
Cons: "The crew was so bad. When asked for my special meal 2.5 hrs into the flight, they said you haven’t ordered any, which in fact I had a month before my flight. The crew member instead insisted that ”you should've brought your own food” not once but twice. No courtesy nothing. I was super disappointed. I fly a lot and this was hands down my worst flight. Also, the aircraft and seats were terribly uncomfortable (Boeing 747-8 Economy). Boarding took forever as well. Overall a very shocking experience from a very experienced airline otherwise."
Cons: "Did not like them charging extra for a seat assignment."
Cons: "Boarding was an unorganized free-for-all"
Pros: "Seat comfort, easy of boarding."
Pros: "Hasn't happened. Still waiting."
Pros: "The service and space on the airplane were excellent."
Cons: "The boarding was a little chaotic but that may be a result of the limited space available at Newark Airport."
Cons: "Baby kept most of the cabin up for three hours of a six-and-half hour flight. I know this isn't Lufthansa's fault, but they did little to help. Also, business class seats are too hard!"
Pros: "Boarding to exit all went smooth"
Cons: "Air was sometimes stale"
Cons: "The birding officer didn't inform me about the visa requirements to cross from Dusslouf to Vinna airport. This caused a big problem for me in the airport, where I: 1- Wasn't allowed to catch my flight ti Vinnea and this was both financial and time lost for me. 2- I was locked in Dussluff airport for more than 14 hours, I was threatened to be sent back to USA or any other country. This caused physiological damage for me, as I been treated like an animal 3- I was asked to pay for my new ticket ( Dussloff - Istanbul-Amman )"
Pros: "The crew was really nice and helpful"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me on my right side was disrespectful and putting his head and legs up on my seat even after I told him not to do that and even spoke with the flight attendant. I felt uncomfortable with his behavior and the way it was managed by just telling him not to do that. I asked for a different seat but wasn't moved. For the price I paid for the seat and his behavior of taking up my spot and the empty spot in between us (he took up 2 chairs because he was laying down to sleep) I was very disappointed and uncomfortable during the flight."
Cons: "Seating space too narrow"
Pros: "Plenty of room"
Cons: "Lack of good movies"
Pros: "I loved the choice of movies"
Cons: "Lack of space"
Cons: "Missed connection along with about 25 others due to the delay getting to Lisbon (no reasons given)."
Pros: "Good flight good staff. Captain explained the route which is nice."
Cons: "No negatives"
Pros: "Entertainment options vastly expanded and improved Attentive staff Good check-in Decent boarding - some organisation of boarding by seat - prevents roadblocks by people trying to get to back while those in front are still putting their stuff away and blocking aisle."
Cons: "Given menus for a mediocre meal Booked window seat to sleep - given aisle at last minute when boarding Given drink then meal for overnight flight - meal would be nice - more time to sleep"
Pros: "Such a nice plane. So clean and new and professional staff."
Cons: "Boarding a little disorganized. But it was the airports fault I think."
Pros: "Big plane and there is a lower level for toilets that makes it easy for passengers to access and not be close to bathrooms"
Cons: "Movies choices were not current. Haven been on Delta and United, the choices on Lufthansa were not that good."
Pros: "New airplane"
Cons: "The front seat has sharp edges at knee level. Wen the front passenger recline his seat it killed my knees."
Cons: "Breakfast was just a roll. I would have preferred eggs."
Cons: "The Newark airport is a swamp of unpleasant facilities and personnel."
Pros: "In my experience Lufthansa is almost always on time and very professional in how they manage their flights."
Pros: "we were treated like royalty"
Pros: "The crew were helpful and efficient - it was a short flight so they had very little time to prepare the meal, distribute the meal and prepare the aircraft for landing - but they did."
Cons: "The English announcements by the cabin crew (not the pre-recorded announcements) were difficult to understand at times due to the accent."
Cons: "The check in process is terrible and very inefficient."
Pros: "The crew was professional and courteous. USB charger"
Cons: "2 hr delay. Auxiliary battery crashed. Mediocre food. Poor wine. Limited entertainment"
Pros: "So many movies!"
Cons: "The seat was very uncomfortable. There were only two beverage services, at meal times, and the water pours were maybe 4oz. After 8 hours, I was pretty thirsty."
Pros: "Got In ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The boarding process"
Pros: "The time arrived at the airport was great"
Cons: "Not enough leg room, had to wait too long for shuttle bus to the terminal."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival early by an hour."
Cons: "Seats were quite uncomfortable."
Pros: "Tenía reservado uno y de repente desaprecio"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats switched from together with my wife on our honeymoon to seperate.Rrude front desk staff."
Pros: "Cabin crew was friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Crappy plane for an international flight"
Cons: "Lost our luggage"
Pros: "Me gusta el servicio, la comodidad del idioma.. y la puntualidad de los viajes.."
Cons: "Yo me sentí mal con la displicente atención del auxiliar de vuelo. El no quiso ayudarme a poner mi equipaje de mano en el compartimiento encima de mi asiento. Dijo que si el levantaba esa maleta el podía dañar su espalda.. y el seguro no lo atenderia.. le dije al señor que yo había solicitado asistencia.. pero el dijo que para otra vez, pusiera mi equipaje en carga.. un pasajero vecino de mi asiento al ver la negativa actitud de ese señor.. levantó mi equipaje y me ayudó. Yo soy viajero frecuente de Iberia y se que una mala actitud no hará cambiar mi preferencia."
Cons: "Our seats was almost the last seat of all our flights, even we checked in very early."
Cons: "I paid for wifi and I could not use it. There was a problem with the connexion. So, I paid for nothing"
Cons: "Even though I bought my ticket through British airways, they made me check in through Iberia. No one told me beforehand so I waited in line at the BA line for about 20 mins and was told by the ticket agent to go to Iberia instead. Also, two medium delays. Not major but I did feel like I spent more time on the plane than I should have"
Cons: "Airline personnel were not helpful and seemed annoyed when asked questions about a very tight connection I was trying to make in Madrid. They brushed off my questions with one word answers and then it turned out that we were 10 minutes late arriving and I missed my connection. The customer service people who were supposed to re-book me, actually tried to blame me for missing the connection! Overall, not a great experience -- very inefficient process with no one at the airline taking responsibility. Won't fly again if I have the choice."
Pros: "No complaints everything was good No delays on time flights going and returning back"
Pros: "It wAs on time"
Pros: "Great array of entertainment. The food was tasteful."
Cons: "No clear direction when attempting to board. Several passengers were unaware of what to do. Couldn't find the reclining button."
Pros: "That we at least got some water"
Cons: "The gate changes, the late start, bad or no info or help from front desk or onboard personnel regarding your connections"
Pros: "I liked the service and, the in flight entertainment system. It was good food."
Cons: "There was very little legroom in economy class. I was thinking for an overseas flight the would be more than 31 inches pitch of legroom, Mabye the can work on that on such a big plane."
Cons: "Seats too close together for any kind of comfort level"
Pros: "Excellent meal in premium economy. As good as business class on other airlines"
Cons: "Boarding process is excrutiating"
Pros: "Crew entertainment food."
Cons: "2 hours late. Missed connection in Madrid. Waiting 4 hours for next flight."
Cons: "I left a day later. No effort made to change flight."
Pros: "Landing was perfect"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "It was fine, nothing special"
Cons: "The internet was very, very expensive! $35 for very very slow internet that didn't work half of the time. Also, before I departed from the US, the customer service rep at JFK made me purchase a refundable plane ticket for $2500, and charged me a non refundable fee of $35 for booking the flight for me ( I asked how to do it via the Iberia website on my phone and she refused to help me, and the website makes it extremely not obvious how to book a refundable flight). She said because my flight was one way to Europe I had to have an onward flight, even though I was traveling by car outside of Europe. She said that they would ask me for it at customs when I arrived in Europe. Well they have never asked me for this before, and they did not ask me this time either when I arrived, so this whole exercise was pointless. When I called to get my ticket refunded, they also charged me a $25 fee for refunding the ticket, which the agent in NY did not tell me about. So I just ate $60 for no reason. In addition, the customer service person was very rude about the whole thing."
Cons: "The only bad thing is that the checking at JFK was very long!!!!"
Cons: "Delays delays delays!!! Terrible!! We were waiting 7 hours!! No compensation was offered!"
Pros: "The crew was super friendly."
Cons: "We didn't start boarding until the scheduled departure time. Made my connection much tighter than it needed to be."
Pros: "Lie-flat seats were very comfortable. Flight was quite smooth. Left late but arrived on schedule. Wine was very good."
Cons: "Food was disappointing. IFE was so-so. Baggage handling was very slow on arrival."
Cons: "Terrible Uncomfortable Overbooked"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, excellent movie selection, ample leg room, clean and new plane, staff was attentive."
Cons: "Food was average, foot rests were hard to operate, alcohol selection was scant, only beer and wine are complimentary, you must pay for spirits in premium economy"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Pretty hassle free. Our flight wasn't completely full which helped. International flight so food was served as well as complimentary wine and beer. Would fly with them again."
Pros: "the food and the entertaiment"
Cons: "long trip"
Pros: "Crew was nice enough."
Cons: "Boarding started very late and left airport late, somehow landed "on time" but without enough time or guidance to make connecting flight. Although arrived at gate before schedule flight time, were not allowed to board, missing the connecting flight and was then charged a ludicrous amount in fees. Will never travel again."
Pros: "So refreshing an experience after AA: Iberia's Airbus was clean, their staff efficient, and professional, and electronic updates were provided at every connection! WOW!"
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "It got me hone."
Cons: "Very small seats we were not given any snacks or drinks."
Pros: "Excellent flight. Iberia had outstanding service"
Pros: "Guests were boarded quickly. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Food was tasteless and bland. Crew was not very attentive."
Pros: "Got to my destination"
Cons: "Many passengers luggage and mine did not arrive. Had to wait over 8 hours to recieve it."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Pros: "It was on time and good selection on movies"
Cons: "Iberia needs new aircrafts... They are always kinda old..."
Cons: "Boarding was laugh out loud stupid. Worse than cattle. No announcements. Looked like the entire process was run by high schoolers. They wouldn't let us board till the last because we hadn't booked a return on BA. Among the worst flights ever"
Cons: "Put in standby, even with reservation. Choppy fight."
Pros: "Food service was very good - and the crew kept going even after we hit turbulence. I'd already been served, but I know from past experience with other airlines that there's nothing worse than smelling the hot food and being told that service is being discontinued,,,,while you're now hungry"
Cons: "Lisbon airport was stressful, perhaps more guidance before releasing us into the melee. I found an Air Portugal email about Lisbon Airport just now"
Cons: "The clarity about baggage fees, really unclear and very expensive."
Cons: "The flight wasn't full but still had some people seated next to each other. Flights should allow for social distancing right now"
Cons: "Did you know the flight was changed?? It moved from Nov 24 to Nov 25. I was never informed of this change that was supposedly made in October.. Even you (kayak) didn’t know bc you still think I took the flight that I booked on your site! I was forced to rebook with another airline and will be expecting a refund and then some and possibly dispute the charge all together."
Pros: "Price. Service and food offered in the plane"
Cons: "The boarding process: everyone crowds into the line without regard of the grouping."
Cons: "We ended up with two center seats. Person in front put back her seat so I couldn't even fully unfold my service tray"
Cons: "Avoid Lisbon airport and TAP Air Portugal at all costs. A 1 hour connection at the inefficient Lisbon airport resulted in a 9HOUR DELAY. MISERABLE. Air Portugal didn’t allow adequate connection time."
Cons: "Not missing our connecting flight because if flight / airport delays."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable and room for pack pack under seats"
Pros: "Movies and friendly crew"
Cons: "Food was not good Too much meat"
Cons: "Food was terrible especially breakfast"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "When TAP couldn’t get me to Lisbon in time to make my connection they added a flight to Madrid where I waited until 16:00 to fly to Seville. I talked to several TAP representatives and none were helpful or apologetic and they offered me nothing for the problems they caused. I missed my only day in Seville due to this. This trip turned out to be a disaster."
Cons: "I was dehydrated because I could barely get enough water to drink"
Pros: "The service appeared to be good but everything was rationed"
Cons: "Not getting new business configuration"
Cons: "The plane was very small service was not good and the crew were not that friendly"
Pros: "Boarding, crew, timeliness, choice of entertainment, modern plane."
Cons: "Food could be more inspired, legroom is limited"
Cons: "Delay one hour"
Cons: "When the flight was delayed the people at the desk did not make an announcement about the delay, what was causing it and what we could expect. People waiting had to find out through rumors. There was no good communication. We also were unable to choose our seat and were stuck in the two middle seats when there were free aisle seats still available. My controller for the tv didn't fit back into the holder easily at all and my husband got a blood blister trying to force it back in. Headrest to hold my head didn't stay put to give proper support while trying to sleep."
Pros: "Flight was delayed leaving Newark so we missed our connection in Portugal which was supposed to take us straight to Venice. Instead TAP gave us a replacement flight to Madrid and then from Madrid to Venice A FLIGHT WITH TWO STOPS IS NOT WHAT WE WANTED OR PAID FOR. Madrid was also delayed and we missed our connection to Venice. We got a new flight from Madrid to Venice and had to wait 5 hours for it. A trip from New Jersey to Venice ended up taking OVER 24 HOURS!!!! Due to the disgraceful disorganization and service of TAP PORTUGA we missed our best friends rehersal dinner a memory we would have loved to have. Extremely disorganized, terrible customer service OH AND WE HAD TO PAY FOR OUR BAGS TWICE to get reimbursed later but I don’t believe anything Tap Portugal says so we’ll see. Staff advice did not align and they were unapologetic for the experience we received."
Cons: "Everything. The travel experience was a literal nightmare and not what we paid for. It’s criminal actually."
Cons: "Bags didn’t arrive"
Pros: "They solved the problem of my sit. But i almost have a hurt attack"
Cons: "When I get to check my tickets they told me that I was in stand by. I have to fight to get my sit."
Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "The customer service I received was horrible horrible horrible especially from the check in counter the were very rude . After booking my flight on kayak I called TAP customer service just to make sure that everything was fine .I asked them about luggage they said I had 2 free and a carry on when I got to the airport said I had to pay for the 2 i said no told them that i called TAP they didn't wanna hear it i asked for the manager she I am the manager and you bought a discounted ticket and there's no luggage with this ticket only acarry on in a mean way if you want the you have to pay $90 for each I tried to call TAP can't get through them when they finally got through them the guy confirmed that I ve called it on the records but it said now it's too late to do anything I am already at the airport that I have to pay and contact them later. I wasted good hour and a half on this and I had to pay $180. After all that at the boarding gate they announced that they will call by zone .they called especial need called frequent flyers zone A never called zone B all they said last minute was this is the final call for flight #.... and I was right in front of them and guess who were the people making the announcement yep the same people at the check in counter"
Pros: "Anything I liked feels inconsequential."
Cons: "My wife and I arrived to the airport for our honeymoon extremely excited. We had been saving for our trip to Italy for months, and we were finally going to get things started. Everything fell apart when we went to check in and we were told that my wife couldn’t use her ticket because she had changed her last name. We were told that there was no way that the name on the ticket could be changed because of TSA regulations. Of course, we were also told that we could have changed the name had we purchased a more expensive ticket. In other words, we were lied to and told the issue was regulation, when really they wouldn’t help us because we couldn’t afford a more expensive ticket. The only help we were given was the pleasure of paying over $1,500 more to get my wife on the flight. I am in the process of trying to get this refunded, but as of now we have paid twice for my wife to fly, and neither ticket has been refunded. We may have accidentally broken a rule, but the only function that rule seems to have is to make us pay twice for the same seat. As of now, I would never fly this airline again, and I would warn everyone away from it. I will update this post if TAP does the right thing by two honeymooners."
Pros: "Meal was OK."
Cons: "TAP changed our seats even though we had paid extra. They were narrow and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Friendliness flight attendees Service on board Equipment/ tv Food beverage service Language skills of flight attendants"
Pros: "It was a very comfortable flight and I love the dinner they served! Would fly TAP again."
Cons: "Poor entertainment"
Pros: "I liked being able to exit the plane at the end of the flight"
Cons: "The seats were cramped and it’s upsetting how you can’t select your own. Flying overseas for 7 plus hours it’s best not to be sandwiched in between two strangers, some of which were vomiting the entire flight due to turbulence that the pilot announced would only be minor."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Had to wait forever to find out Gate Number."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "No VOD No food available in between meals"
Pros: "I got to London"
Cons: "9 hour delay"
Cons: "My round trip ticket was purchased and in the confirmation it stated that it included one free checked bag. i also went online to reserve a window seat which cost 12.95. When I got to the airport I was told I had to pay 110 for my one checked bag as well as they had moved me to an aisle seat. Basically scammed me out of 122.95. I have complained with ygthe airline and if it is not resolved I will not be flying with them again."
Pros: "No power @ seats. No Internet, no spirits just wine and beer. seats are not padded enough for 7 hour flight.. Old equip."
Cons: "There were no power outlets"
Pros: "If your traveling with a child they are the best! Legroom was good, seats were confortable, and entertainment system was great."
Cons: "Breakfast was terrible but I guess I'm lucky the served it. Didnt like that they changed the baggage policy after I purchased my ticket and wouldnt honor the old."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable with plenty of room between you and the seat in front of you. Huge plane. Very nice."
Cons: "My video screen did not have English available"
Pros: "On time, no mishaps."
Cons: "Entertainment system was very old and only partially working."
Pros: "It was a good flight overall."
Cons: "Boarding went smoothly, the food , beverage , and the entertainment was good."
Pros: "The new Business Class is phenomenal! Best seats I've experienced in a Business Class thus far. Too bad the transatlantic flight from New York to Lisbon is too short to enjoy it longer."
Cons: "There is nothing that I did not like, other than that the flight duration was too short. ;-)"
Cons: "The monitors did not work."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, but could use a bit more padding for a long flight. The food was decent, and there was a good assortment of movies, music and TV shows."
Cons: "The crew seemed unhappy to be there."
Pros: "Friendly staff, decent food, complimentary wine!"
Cons: "Missed that flight because of previous delay"
Pros: "Wow!!!! I had never heard of this airline before booking our trip but goodness this was a blessing. They were so polite in the flight. They always came past to check to see if a passenger needed anything. Free bags is amazing then free pillows blankets and headphones I really hope I get to fly with them on my next flight abroad"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn't working and will restart itself during 10 minutes EVERY 10 minutes. Very inconvenient. The flight attendants were impolite too."
Pros: "Had all the wine I could drink."
Cons: "The flight was too late for our connections."
Pros: "The on-board crew was pleasant and professional unlike the check-in staff. Food was ok, landing was smooth."
Cons: "The airline makes money by having very low weight allowances on carry-on and checked luggages. The staff at the check in desk act like they are surprised and symphatetic about the overages meanwhile they enforce the weight limits to the gram. Most deplorable of all is the fact that they have one person on staff at a special desk where one can go to pay for the newly discovered overages. This desk and the person assigned to it full time is the proof that the company expects this kind of result before hand. Where on most continental flights the weight limit is usually set at 31 kilograms for checked-in baggages TAP Portugal has a limit of 23kg. Where most companies have no weight limit or around 20kg on carry-on baggage they have 8kg. The overages in weight result in a flat fee of $100 per luggage, even if the luggage is just one kilogram over the allowed limit. The low ticket purchase price is in my opinion a deplorable marketing scheme aimed at getting people to buy their tickets and then be faced with extra charges when it turns out weight alloweances are set at domestic standards."
Pros: "Everything was perfect. More than I expected and would certainly fly with them again."
Cons: "Really bad service from flight staff, they seemed totally disinterested. Menu distributed in business class was impressive, but once it was my turn to choose only one option remained. Odd it seems they had a lot of the cheaper ones, plenty of pasta, but very few servings of the other options."
Pros: "Customer service from SFO to YVR. The BNE to YVR customer service wasn’t good when I came, particularly from the Brisbane airport staff, but going back, it was great."
Cons: "Better food, otherwise good"
Pros: "Plane landed at 1511, at Gate at 1525 (a bit slow), I'm through customs (only 50 people in line?!) and at the baggage carousel at 1535 (long legs) and my bag is already there waiting for me!! I'm outside having a smoke at 1538! How do they do it?"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Movie selection was limited although I found one in the lot that I thoroughly enjoyed. As always with Air Canada, you only get the most basic snacks and everything else is extra."
Cons: "My dad didn’t get on the plane because the previous one was late"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The seats were ridiculously small. It was so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Everything was good, fine, but nothing stands out as exceptional."
Cons: "Personal space seemed a little smaller than on some other airlines."
Pros: "Great flight, on-time, comfortable for economy class, food was decent for airplane food, free wine"
Cons: "Staff was not friendly to some other passengers, they had to wait hours for coffee. Long layover"
Cons: "Power outlet's didn't work"
Cons: "waiting so long for baggage"
Pros: "The attendants were particularly helpful and clearly loved their job. One attendant, Melissa, was joyful and accommodating."
Cons: "The food was eatable but it was airline food."
Cons: "That had to be the most cramped, uncomfortable airplane seat I have ever been in. And the coffee was awful."
Pros: "Ease of checking in, timely announcements and updates. Smooth ride"
Cons: "2 hour delay, lack of connecting ticket made me have to go through security all over again, the "entertainment" is an app for your smartphone/tablet."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "We're Not Satisfied With Our Seat From SFO TO YVR"
Pros: "The pilots were professional, got us there on time and did a wonderful smooth landing."
Cons: "The flights attendants uniforms were wrinkled and old, tired and worn out looking, their behaviour was the same. They were pretty much tired and disinterested in their job. Time to hire new blood, get new, fresh looking uniforms, and there definitely should be a weight limit, I have seen flight attendants who have to turn sideways to get down the aisle comfortably, what on earth would they do in an emergency. Yes size does matter. Look to JAP airlines for style and dignity in the job. Having said that I love Air Canada and fly it as often as possible home."
Cons: "I couldn't board the plane due to new documentation requirements for travelers transiting in Canada. I understand the rules of the internet fare (no returns, exchanges or cancellations) but the customer service was awful. They didn't offer me any other alternative but to loose full value of the ticket ($1700). Nobody (kayak, vayama, air canada or brussel airlines) gave me any kind of information about those new requirements and I ended up cancelling the whole trip as I couldn't find any other flight to get to Europe. Really upsetting...."
Cons: "My bag did not arrive at the same time I did. It was delivered several days later. I had to buy new clothes with my own money while I waited. Horrible experience."
Pros: "Good movies, had gluten free snack choices, so important"
Cons: "Would LOVE closed captioning ability on the movie screens."
Cons: "It was horrible experience going through the Vancouver custom. Some one decided to random check a brown guy traveling alone. Okay, I get it. I give them credit for profiling me. But, I was very disappointed that they only know and follow the rules in their book. Dumping the luggage and wallet on the floor and then asked me to put everything back was not gonna help you find anything. They need to be bit smart and have some people skills. I mean a car salesman is smarter than this custom officer. I walked in for random screening with great respect for those officers but walked out with zero respect and maybe worse experience of my life. If you mistreat a innocent person just have a courtesy to say sorry or give them a stuffed canadian bear. We can understand!! One last thing for custom or border officers, treat the people the way you wanted to be treated."
Cons: "The connection process at YYZ airport. You need to clear security twice in order to connect. Risk of missing flights got connection because the walk to terminal is long and security checkpoint is very inefficient and sllw"
Cons: "The huge line up going through customs"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Air Canada pricing is same as other non budget airlines like British airways, Lufthansa but service is on par with budget airlines like Ryan Air. I'm amazed how they get away with it."
Cons: "Gate 91 was allocated on boarding pass. It was switched to 95 Android did not inform anyone of the 10 pax waiting at gate 91. We were informed by one of the passenger that went to figuer out how Come that only 10 pax waiting at gate 91"
Cons: "The amount of hand luggage taken on board is getting totally out of hand people are boarding with two or three huge bags."
Pros: "Ability to charge my iPhone )"
Pros: "Good organized"
Cons: "Lost our bags for 3days"
Pros: "Feel safe on the plane,I took direct flight which flu very quick & smooth,my heavy suitcase was taking care properly,hostess did theirs job nicely."
Cons: "Nothing,I was happy with my trips"
Cons: "We had a hard time reserving seats in advance"
Pros: "Landing and take off"
Cons: "The fact that we couldn't get seating assignment until last minute"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The fact that all of our baggage has managed to disappear"
Cons: "No snack."
Pros: "Seats more comfortable than most."
Cons: "Plane was pretty hot during boarding and taxiing"
Cons: "no snacks, no tea"
Pros: "No tv working. Surprise"
Pros: "Organized boarding"
Cons: "Crew communication skiils found lacking -likely due to language/cultural barrier. The english while spoken grammatically correct came across as sounding rude & intolerant."
Pros: "They boarded anyone carrying a musical instrument early."
Cons: "No snack; not even peanuts!"
Pros: "I liked the comfort and the service"
Cons: "the long delay in Montreal"
Pros: "Check in and boarding process ok."
Cons: "Had to buy meal on the SFO-Montreal leg, which was at the snack/wrap level. Constraint space seats."
Cons: "Bag was given wrong tag # by check in attendant and went to wrong airport. Has been extremely hard to track down"
Pros: "Seat space, leg room"
Cons: "I needed Some help with my bag for the overhead bin and the flight attendant didn't help me properly and they said it was too heavy and another got angry and said we will charge you for this next time . If they had helped me with the bag it would not have needed to be checked in and there was certainly no need to be rude about it"
Cons: "The crew member on ground were very rude."
Cons: "Love it"
Pros: "Very nice people, seats large enough"
Cons: "impossible to work on my computer, plug without enough power turn off automatically"
Cons: "2hrs delayed and no explanation the reason. So my arrival time in Toranto 2am instead of 10:45pm."
Pros: "Free TV."
Cons: "Tiny seats. Guy behind me was loud and kept kicking/pushing my seat."
Cons: "your app is useless because it didn't even notify me on the changes to my flight."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and the way the seats are designed works great if someone on front reclines. It does not construct your legs or space in front of you"
Cons: "A sandwich or something of the sort would have been good"
Cons: "Very crowded plane."
Pros: "Emergency exit"
Cons: "Extra blankets as emergency exit is terribly cold Boarding"
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather"
Cons: "arrived 24 hours late. had to stay overnight in Newark. And United lost our luggage. The worst trip I have ever had."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Very professional and organized. Plane was clean and seats comfortable."
Cons: "No seat entertainment."
Cons: "Wifi didn’t seem to be working properly. But maybe an issue with my device."
Pros: "Flight attendants were older and very professional"
Cons: "the stewardess and steward bumped seated me continually when I complained she told me it was tight inexcusable"
Pros: "The gentleman at the baggage check-in kiosk was outstanding. UA needs more employees like him!"
Pros: "all was very good"
Cons: "Service was terrible, no blanket onboard, wifi was broken, cabin temperature was way too low, feels like around 55f."
Pros: "That it got me to Paris safe"
Cons: "No outlets to charge your phone, and the tv played the same movie over and over. The meals were also cheap. Didn't like any of them. Should have flown southwest or delta."
Pros: "Flight was on time, the crew was friendly, and the price was right!"
Pros: "Free personal device entertainment. Seat was comfortable for coach."
Cons: "Flight crew was less than friendly. In flight device was just ok."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats with practically no legroom A/C poorly circulating and hot temperatures on the plane Very long delay for takeoff while on the ground with little communication from pilots"
Cons: "I had ear ache probably caused by the pressure"
Pros: "Why doesn't an airline do the maintenance changing a tire or refuel before passengers board a plane"
Pros: "A safe flight. Free entertainment after a delay"
Cons: "Late departure. Overbooked- no seat choice. No air conditioning for 30 minutes and hit. 1.5 hours to get a water"
Cons: "4 hours late, bad food, stressed staff."
Pros: "The time of the flight"
Cons: "The costumer services"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Everyone that works there"
Cons: "No free WiFi"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Delayed several times. Very inconvenient ."
Pros: "The soda"
Cons: "Crazy lady sat next to me complaining about noise"
Pros: "I couldn't finish the movie becayse it kept refreshing."
Pros: "I love everything very good"
Pros: "Landed on time"
Cons: "Had to check in carry on while others were bringing two/three bags onboard. Entertainment was broken. Snacks were mediocre."
Cons: "Ran out of french toast. The other option was gross and i wasnt told what was in it when I asked.....potatoes usually dont include sweet potatoes. And then there were beans and peppers (can't eat those) if im paying for first even if im in row 5 it shouldn't mean I dont get what row 3 has..."
Pros: "nice airplane with more legroom than our flight down."
Pros: "The time estimated for arrive"
Pros: "Such a long walk in both miami and Newark terminals. Miami I was gate 14 and Newark just to get out. Most are now equipt w those running mats."
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "10 minutes on the plane after getting to gate"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable - there was ample leg room. The attendant that was handing out drinks and snacks was very nice."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, which I suppose wasn't the worst thing. I've had nicer attendants. Many people had to check bags due to there not being ample room in the overhead compartments, however when I was walking to my seat I couldn't help but notice that many people had stored their purses, backpacks, and jackets in the overhead compartments. Many people in the front didn't have anything at their feet which could have saved at least some people the hassel of having to check their bags when they hadn't planned on checking any at all. When I offered this idea to the flight attendant to see if he couldnt possibly make an announcement or if he could ask if anyone could move their stuff he simple answered "Well you know what? No one cares." Although I can understand that must be very frustrating for him and the other flight attendants, I thought the situation could have been handled a little bit better, perhaps there should be a better plan for a situation like this to make sure the room in the overhead compartments is used in the most efficient way."
Cons: "Delays and accommodations"
Cons: "Wifi not working"
Pros: "Boarding went well. Lots of empty seats, so i had the whole row to myself."
Cons: "There was nearly a 3-hour delay because the plane was late arriving from Newark. Take-off was very bumpy;plane dropped and shuddered for a minute or so Considering the small number of passengers, the flight attendants didn't spread their time around any more. Just before the end of the flight, a crew member came offered a glass of water. It tasted so bad that I had to bring it to the back and dump it. The lfight attendant wouldn;t take it' he told me to wait for the next member with a trash bag."
Pros: "I loved the Boeing 787 Loved everthing about it."
Cons: "That I wasn't in First class."
Cons: "Time and efficiency"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everything about the flight and process was very efficient and very comfortable. The flight attendants and crew are always so friendly on United flights! My favorite airline!"
Cons: "It nwas a very good trip excelent Paula Montero"
Cons: "Cancelled and rebooked on a different airline with a long layover."
Pros: "Very clean and friendly"
Cons: "Weelchair service is bad"
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