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Top 5 airlines flying to Zanzibar Kisauni

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10,934 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "On March 4, my wife and I made a flight from New York to Sydney with a transfer in Doha, Qatar. We flew the Qatar airline business class. Everything was great despite a very large flight. New plane, very clean. Wide comfortable seats turning into a large comfortable bed. Great menu and good wine list. All staff are professionally trained and very friendly. All this made this flight very comfortable and we were not tired."

Pros: "Excellent crew. Very good food. Comfortable seats."

Pros: "Crew was great and food was nice!"

Pros: "The 1-hour complimentary wifi."
Cons: "Hope they had the immigration/arrival card on the airplane."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Seats can get better."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "The tv didn’t work throughout the whole flight. Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "The crew provide good service but personally i did not like the food that could be lot better."

Pros: "Sevaral bathrooms available. Flight attendant wotj good attitude"
Cons: "Boarding process"

Pros: "The customer service was amazing. Air hostesses were very courteous, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats were too small to sit comfortably on a long flight I wish Qatar had better seats for long journey and had advanced entertainment system."

Pros: "Excellent food choices, multiple meals, very fast boarding process, comfortable seats that recline much more than US domestic flights"
Cons: "My movie was a bit dicey, but thankfully I wanted to sleep anyway"

Pros: "From new York to Doha flight seats are not that comfortable."

Cons: "Extraordinarily care taken On board. Very impressed with Qutar Airways. Excellent"

Pros: "Seat more comfortable ."
Cons: "there is need to improve food & entertainment section."

Pros: "The food was good and many entertaining movies."
Cons: "When first boarding the airplane and sitting in my assigned seat. There was terrible smell, the smell of vomit. I notified a crew member and she used a fragrance spray to help."

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "Yes"

Pros: "Amenities like, Tooth Paste, Brush and Headphones."
Cons: "Liquor and Wines needs Varieties."

Pros: "Crew was very accommodating"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "WC size (too small) and location. Other airlines such as Lufthansa (NYC - Munich) do way better job in this category ( I believe Lufthansa aircraft was either A330 or 340)"

Pros: "Crew was good and helpful. Food was good. Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "They could have given me an other flight so that I could attend the wedding I was going for. I gotta flight after 12 hours and 10 hours lay-off in Doha. Even if I didn’t get that long layover, I could have been able to attend the wedding."

Pros: "Attentive crew. Good selection of meals excellent wines"

Pros: "courteous service and a clean modern airplane"
Cons: "The sound system was inadequate on the TV and the headsets were uncomfortable. The queue at the check-in needs to be better controlled, it was a bit chaotic."

Pros: "Love the service of qattar"
Cons: "Everything was amazing"

Pros: "Phenomenal sericve Left my earbuds on the plane ther were returned before my next connection"
Cons: "Service service The q suite the airport and more service"

Pros: "Qatar is awesome. Amazing service and great new planes."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "The layover was hell. They put me in a warehouse with wooden benches for beds. Never again"
Cons: "Horrible service. The US part of the journey was fine but the rest was aweful."

Pros: "The service was great and was on time"
Cons: "The service and was"

Pros: "Excellent meals. Pleasant cabin crew. Good inflight entertainment system and choices. Concerned about short connection in Doha but no problems. Good signage."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Passengers with kids up To ten yrs should be boarded with passengers with infants...otherwise excellent service...i like flying with Qatar airways.."

Pros: "Went out of their way to be helpful"

Pros: "The service is Top Knotch!!!"
Cons: "Wasn’t much music to choose from..."

Pros: "Excellent service..!"

Pros: "Good service!! Good food!! Great staff!!"

Cons: "Service is always bad. This time from bag, all electronics have been stolen. It is 200$ worth things have been missing from my baggage."

Pros: "Great hospitality"

Pros: "It's was good"
Cons: "The plane from Qatar to Nairobi new modern plane needed"

Pros: "Great amenities and service - fed often throughout trip and great console with games, movies, etc."
Cons: "The neck rest was a bit tall and deep for a shorter person with a smaller neck - it caused me some discomfort while trying to rest."

Pros: "Best service ever from the crew. Flight on time."

Pros: "Very crowded flight but still had room. Amazing and and easy to use entertainment. Super friendly staff. Comfortable seats. Exactly what I have come to expect from this amazing airline."
Cons: "The food could use some work. It is still better than most other airlines but not as good as most high schools. However, you will not go hungry because they make sure that you stay and hydrated on their flights. I do dislike all the dogs that are allowed in planes. Now flights have babies crying coupled with dogs barking. Takes away from the overall ambiance that Qatar tries so hard to achieve."

Pros: "Worst customer service"

Pros: "Seats should be comfortable, improve your menu, Pakistani dishes should be added, sweat dishes are hot and tasteless"

Pros: "Qatar has one of the best service in the world"
Cons: "Nothing that I ca th think off"

Pros: "Everything! Great budget price that still delivers first class service. The stopover in Doha is wonderful. Could not be more pleased!"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "My steward, Gabriel, provided service that exceeded my expectations. He made the long haul more bearable."
Cons: "The shape of the seats was not optimal for my height/size."

Pros: "Professional courteous friendly and communicative"

Cons: "It's been more than 50 hours and I still haven't received both of my checked in luggage"

Pros: "Quite journey"

Pros: "Okay"
Cons: "Okay"

Pros: "La atencion , la abilidad y sobre todo su cortesia.."

Pros: "Everything, one of my favourite airlines"

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Had a broken seat it didn’t recline...."

Pros: "Delay"

Cons: "In"

Cons: "Aircraft was very old"

Pros: "Emirates always goes above and beyond to keep your experience as good as possible."
Cons: "The boarding process could have been kept more strict and organized."

Cons: "There are 2 back to back flights and the Emirates counter at JFK is very small to handle the load. You will have to wait for more than an hour just to get the boarding pass. Even the online checking counter is very slow."

Pros: "At least inform me that bag is left behind so i wont walk around around baggaage belt for hours at the destination it happend both sides thanks"
Cons: "Waiting inconvenience"

Pros: "Emirates handling of the crisis was good.they delivered snacks at the boarding gate. Considerate ground staff kept us informed and profusely apologetic."
Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No lounge. No notification that the lounge is closed. No compensation in a lounge replacement form just a shitty $40 voucher"

Pros: "Plenty of space"

Pros: "This is the most messed up money making strategy I have seen at airlines."

Cons: "Nothing. Everything was awesome!"

Pros: "Nothing ."
Cons: "I started my journey from JFK with Emirates and before booking ticket I checked with customer care representative regarding the baggage allowance and I was told that I am allowed to carry up to 55 inch . I just carried 43 inch tv weighing 19lbs and one check-in baggage weighing 21kgs and they made me pay 175$ saying that tv size is not in allowed limitations. I have also filed complaint but didn’t get any response so far . Last year my husband carried 55 inch with ethihad from same airport JFK and was not charged single penny. so I can say there is no airport restriction as well."

Cons: "It was over booked No option to upgrade even though I had more than enough air miles"

Pros: "The stewardess were friendly enough. When the cabin got chilly I received another blanket. The complimentary beverages was nice. No chips though. The individual tv screen was a plus."
Cons: "Seat was not very comfortable. I couldn’t recline it back all the way to sleep. I was very dry and did not realize that there was water in the galley that I could have helped myself to. Not enough leg room for tall people like me without having to purchase it."

Cons: "Caused my bags to miss my connection to Mumbai. Very inconvenient."

Pros: "Nothing very hard to like anything. When traveling in disconfort"
Cons: "The seat I was given. I should have been given the option to select a seat when my money was taken"

Pros: "Everything, hands down best flights I've ever hand, I'm flying Emirates every single opportunity i get moving forward"

Cons: "Hindu Meal was a repeat of the DEL DXB and DXB JFK sectors."

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "I can't think of anything."

Cons: "Crowded! I did not realize we were traveling on a holiday. The plane was full of children, including preverbal kids, who have no choice other than to cry when they are confused or unhappy. But hey, that's what noise-cancelling headphones are for! Staff is very accommodating and did their best."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Loved the Emirates experience as always, esp the in-flight experience (incl food) and entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding at JFK in New York could've been more organized. People were crowding near the gate and a line was formed much before the authorities actually allowed people to board. It was a long wait. And I wasn't able to hear my zone being called. Captain's announcements in the flights were also either not loud enough or not intelligible."

Cons: "No proper communication provided on gate about the delay. Meal voucher was given very late and hence did not make any sense. We were completely uncertain about our onward travel since no information was available till we reached Dubai which was very frustrating."

Pros: "Overall satisfactory"
Cons: "Time taken to Debord at Mumbai"

Pros: "Over all experience"

Pros: "Great leg room"

Pros: "The comfort of the Airbus A380. Friendliness of staff, good food and wine. Great entertainment programs. I am a concert pianist, and I can not believe you offer so many channels of Classical Music on board! Plus all the movies.... Exceptional and good value. I am hooked!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I like the seat is wider, more leg room. It's quite silent compare to 777. I also feels it's spacious compared to 777."

Cons: "Boarding was just a little delayed."

Cons: "The delays"

Pros: "It's the best I could ask for the price I paid. Flights during weekdays are better than weekend in my opinion."

Pros: "Unlike most reviewers, I never have a good experience with Emirates.However, Crew (this time) was very accommodating and did their best to make this a comfortable trip."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed about 45 minutes. We were called to board but left standing in the tunnel while ground crew cleaned. We began to taxi and people were still storing their luggage and walking around."

Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "Gorgeous plane, delicious food and great entertainment system."
Cons: "My wife and I checked in together and we have identical bags, but hers did not make it to Milan BECAUSE IT NEVER LEFT NY DUE TO TOTAL INCOMPETENCE. IT TOOK 4 DAYS, 35 PHONECALLS AND INCREDIBLE PERSISTENCE TO MAKE SURE WE GOT IT BACK AND EMIRATES WAS AWFUL IN THIS REGARD."

Cons: "Want to be a millionare English version"

Pros: "Beautiful plane, lots of room, nice lighting, soothing colors, friendly staff, better meals, nice toy pack for my daughter."

Cons: "Something was wrong with the boarding process. Not sure what, but we were pacing on the jetway to the plane for 30 minutes or so. People were so eager to get on, but for some reason, they asked people to board in specific sections, when they weren't ready, or the people needing extra time had not gotten settled yet."

Pros: "The fly was fine as usual"
Cons: "Not Emirates fault but they open my bags and made a mess with the presents for my family"

Cons: "Wasnt able to sit next to my wife on my honeymoon"

Cons: "We were not able to print the online checking ahead of time, so we had to stand in a lot of very long lines. The person printed the wrong boarding passes because they didn't know many details about domestic and international flights. There was also confusion about checking in the luggage between the domestic and international flights. A boarding pass from Dubai to Ahembadvad was not given at the New York airport."

Pros: "I would like Emirates to put more sport current videos in entertainment otherwise the handling of layover in Dubai was very good"
Cons: "Nothing so far"

Cons: "Landing should be more smooth."

Pros: "Slept well thanks to headrest wings. Everything to stir myself a double martini cheerfully provided gratis in Economy."
Cons: "Nada."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "i didnt have monitor in front of me"

Cons: "See above comments"

Cons: "everything sucked time bery bad servive starfed on flight nonacolok was sergvedngypu ilt was really disappoinyling includigbymkthrvlounhr aothee airlione"

Pros: "Customer service"

Pros: "Layflat bed"
Cons: "Turkish airlines desk crew in DC. Really old aircraft with problems with recliner in business class from IST to LHE. Wooo likely not fly Turkish airlines in future"

Pros: "Onboard the flight service was fine."
Cons: "The crew at check-in & at boarding checked me in to fly to Tel-Aviv (transiting at Istanbul) without any comment on visa or passport at Washington D.C. In Istanbul, I was not allowed to board on the flight to Tel-Aviv. I was not allowed to stay in Istanbul. Crew (Erin Uler) who stopped me from boarding the flight said he would help, but disappeared. Othes kept sending me back and forth between transfer desk and sales desk with inconsistent advice every time. I had no way out, so decided I will fly to the closest European country. This was after I had been back and forth for 7 hours. I had to pay full for flight to Greece. I asked to be sent back to D.C. they could not even work that out. I have a return ticket to fly back to Washington D.C. with Turkish Airline on 1 Jan and they said they will need to re-ticket my paid return flight as well. Turkish airline crew did not would not help me fix my return flight back to D.C. They have asked me to contact the agent ( Kayak). Now I am stuck in Athens, a country I have never visited nor planned to. My tours & accommodation, all paid for in Israel, I have lost. I had a tour fully paid in Israel. I have no ticket to return back to D.C. even though I paid for ticket with cancellation insurance when I bought the ticket. The advice between Turkish crew who checked my passport (official) while I was flying out of D.C. vs the Turkish crew who stopped me from boarding was inconsistent. If I had been stopped in D.C. I wouldn't have had to face the events that followed. Now I have lost my tours, hotel in Israel. I had to pay extra for flight to Athens and I am paying for hotel and sundry in Athens while waiting for flight out. Turkish crew at Istanbul were not only unhelpful but rude and inconsistent. While I was waiting for 8 hours for a firm information, shouting matches between Turkish crew and customers went on at least a dozen times. Inconsistent information from Turkish staff has led me to be currently stuck in Athens. I am waiting for a way back to D.C. There should be a rule that fines an airline if they board people without accurate visa papers and they fail to check it. There should also be a fine to the airline if they stop people from boarding at a transit airport leaving passanger stranded with nowhere to go or return. I ask this issue to be looked at, as I am currently stuck in Athens. I need a ticket to go back to D.C."

Pros: "Specially food service and also boarding"
Cons: "They checked carry on again even you passed from the counter I felt very bad about this"

Pros: "Every thing"

Pros: "Nothing. I guess the fact that I made it to Israel?"
Cons: "Your incompetent agents messed up my reservation multiple times. They called my home and emailed asking for a payment, even though my client bought the ticket for me. Then, when I was checking in I realized my name was wrong even though my client has a document that proves she typed the right name. Finally, and AGAIN KAYAK, I arrive at the airport and Turkish Air says the ticket is booked but not ticked. So I had to jump on a 30min wait over the phone trying to solve issue after issue. Never doing business again with Kayak."

Pros: "Service was great, very polite crew. The food was so far the best comparing with other airlines I flew with. Planes were clean."
Cons: "The flight arrived with delay in Istanbul. The connecting flight was delayed as well. Hopefully I won’t experience that on the way back. One of the passengers said that flights are always delayed when arriving to Istanbul waiting for gates."

Pros: "Boarding was on time and We arrived on time."
Cons: "Plane was smaller than normally flown. No room at all. 2-4-2 seat rows."

Pros: "Crew were polite and helpful"
Cons: "Seats were especially cramped and tight and leg room was uncomfortable and I am a short person."

Pros: "Flight time and layover at connecting flight"
Cons: "Food needs to improved. In all other flight Indian spice is served as Asian veg flight seat are too tight"

Pros: "Everything- hot moist wash rags & overnight kit were luxury touches."

Pros: "Excellent service with comfort"
Cons: "All was great"

Cons: "There was a female attendant who as soon as I got to my seat asked me to stop blocking the aisle. I found this very annoying because I'd only just stopped at my seat. I found her manner disrespectful."

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "The lost 3 of my bags"

Pros: "Treated very poorly no hotel stay in the airport for 24 hour"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "There was no child meal dispite us ordering it."

Pros: "Entertainment was great, crew were polite and attentive"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for anyone over 6ft tall"

Pros: "We travel with our 18 month son and the crew was really Profesional, they gave us little souvenirs for my son, the food was delicious, free alcoholic drinks, they were over my expectations. I definitely will fly again with them."

Cons: "They are telling me because I booked with Kayak through PriceLine or vice versa they will not give me any hotel for my 14 hours lay over."

Pros: "I had a medical isue.want to cancel but miss comunication until last munite.They let my ticket dead.So sorry.Did not go..Not able to use in the future..To bad can you help?"

Pros: "The food is not bad, and the crew was good. The in flight entertainment selections were also good."
Cons: "The seats are too small to recline for someone who is about 185cm tall. I was not able to sleep, in spite of the late hour of the flight. Had a one hour layover in Istanbul, and the gates were at opposite sides of the crowded airport, which made the connection difficult."

Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "Took too long. Build a transporter soon"

Cons: "Very small space"

Pros: "No delays Courtesy of crew Very pleasant fly"

Cons: "No complaints except boarding was a little hectic. It would have been better if there was more organization on who boards when and more control by staff."

Cons: "car seat not wrapped in plastic bag so I lost my cushions on the seat. Now my child can no longer use it."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "El servicio del personal a bordo fue muy bueno. La comida me pareció de buen sabor. El boarding se puede hacer desde el lounge."
Cons: "El chreck in en el aeropuerto de IAD no me gustó. Abre a las 7:10 para el vuelo de las 11."

Pros: "Service was exceelent and all crew staff were professional and friendly and courteous."

Cons: "We end up spending almost 1,200 use extra to reach Washington and return to Yaounde."

Cons: "It took 4 days to leave Arusha. I know there were other flight options on other airlines (e.g. Emirates) but Turkish wouldn't book us. I ended up eating the cost of a whole separate trip because I didn't get back until Saturday afternoon, despite communicating this multiple times to Turkish."

Cons: "the employees at the check in booth were so rude and unhelpful. I needed a wheelchair because I had a very bad backache, but they refused to help me and they made me wait standing up in line for over 2 hours. It was a very painful experience."

Pros: "Turkish Airlines remains my favorite - boarding process is organized, seats are comfortable, food is good, and crew is friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Easy checking reasonable wait."

Pros: "I liked the food and the Entertainment on board. The board crew was friendly and had always a smile."
Cons: "The crew wasn't able to speak in German, even though they spoke perfect English."

Pros: "I liked everything"

Pros: "I loved the bendable headrests. Olives and cheeses are different airplane food and really nice. Plentiful blankets and pillows."
Cons: "They didn't have any child-sized headphones available for my daughter."

Cons: "Absulotely nothing."

Cons: "Rude stewardess"

Cons: "Bathroom very dirty with odors!"

Pros: "I like everything. Flight was so good."
Cons: "I like everything."

Pros: "Food was great as well as entertaiment."
Cons: "I'm 6.2 There is no leg room for tall people. It was very uncomfortble 10 hours red eye flight. Crew was just ok."

Pros: "The crew and food were excellent! Movie choices were plentiful!"
Cons: "Travelling with my 70yr old mother.. Man sitting in front of her would recline and his head was practically in her lap. Neither of our seats reclined so it was upward bound only for almost 11hrs."

Pros: "Had a one hour delay without justification,but ended up landing in Douala first before Yaounde. Arrived at 4:30 am instead of 12:005am. Lost my bag up till now not seen."
Cons: "The crew, was rude to passengers with kids"

Pros: "The attendants were courteous and proficient. Even when they were being elbowed as they walked past, smiling and friendly. I will try to fly Turkish again."

Cons: "Seating was terrible. My seat was broken."

Pros: "The flight was smooth, the crew was great, as was the food. I am never comfortable sitting on a plane for 9 hours. The overall experience was very positive."
Cons: "Crsmp seating,"

Cons: "No food or drink was served nor was there a clear explanation given by the crew. Attendants were brusque but efficient. Overall I felt a bit like I was inconveniencing the airline by taking their flight."

Cons: "More chicken"

Cons: "They run out of chicken and only had pasta dinner left. I don't like pasta ."

Cons: "Airline lost my bag. Not happy at all. Lufthansa is a let down. I’m an beside myself and there are meds in my bag that are needed."

Pros: "Everything was amazing. I didn’t like the part where my luggage was lost and I still have no idea when or if it will ever be found."
Cons: "Having my luggage arrive at my destination with me."

Pros: "After i paid 37$ to reserve a Ileseat,i was seated on the window with two people next to me.i paid for that seat so i dont have to ask two sleeping people ,five times ,to let me go to the bathroom,do to a medical condition.needless to say it was embarrassing and very inconvinientfor me as well as t"

Cons: "Late, missed connection"

Cons: "On our layover in Munich, we were at our gate, then noticed about 30 minutes prior to boarding that they’d moved us to another gate quite far away, so we hurried to the new gate, only to discover the change was an error, and we had to run back to our original gate. Made it, but annoyed."

Pros: "Priority boarding for parents with children was a huge help. Provided extra blankets and most of the crew's friendliness was very appreciated."
Cons: "Provided bassinet is much too small for even a 17 months old. Also very hard bedding made it impossible for the kid to sleep. We observed same with the other parents. Alone with that, the height of the bassinet makes it easy for the kid to get distracted. WORSE PART: Our daughter couldn't get comfortable to sleep and got fussy, so I took her for a walk which didn't help much. Since it was bedtime 11pm with 0 to little traffic, and to avoid her crying from disturbing everyone I resorted to one of the bathrooms with her. She did fall asleep for about 1 hour until one the FA came literally BANGING on the door. Very rude even after I calmly explained the situation. So sorry for such people with no compassion nor understanding in their hearts."

Cons: "The problem is with KAYAK. KAYAK booked us a carrier light ticket and failed to inform us at the time of the booking that it was a tariff without checked in baggage that was being offered. Fortunately, LUFTHANSA informed us of this fact at checkin and we purchased carriage with checked in baggage. This makes me wary of buying tickets through KAYAK in the future."

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lufthansa warse company ever fly with . everything was bad . delay like two hours , food only meat because No enough chicken and No socks to warm my foot because I was feeling cold ."

Pros: "Clean, modern place. Professional staff."

Pros: "Just fine."
Cons: "My eyes got so dry that I couldn't see very well for a few hours after landing, everything was hazy and glowing, like I had a film on my eyes. I've been on way longer flights before and I've never experienced this, it was scary."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "That I was able to arrive at Munich Airport"
Cons: "Delay and no information or explanation and help from Lufthansa."

Pros: "Had a row to myself coming and going."

Cons: "Missed transfer, despite assurance before takeoff."

Pros: "747-8"

Cons: "Luggage didn’t make a Lufthansa connection even though both flights w."

Pros: "Professionalism of the crew"
Cons: "tight sits"

Cons: "Did not like them charging extra for a seat assignment."

Pros: "Exenent.."
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Boarding was an unorganized free-for-all"

Pros: "Seat comfort, easy of boarding."
Cons: "nothing."

Pros: "Hasn't happened. Still waiting."

Pros: "Baggage handling, efficiency overall"
Cons: "Small legroom in economy"

Pros: "Boarding to exit all went smooth"
Cons: "Air was sometimes stale"

Pros: "I LOVED the Crew. Exceptional! Polite, accommodating, kind, friendly. Just wonderful. The food was pretty good too! The entertainment was great. I loved that the toilets were in a separate area downstairs! The flight was overall pretty comfortable. The cabin temperature was also great, not the freezing temperature found on American planes. Thank you LUFTHANSA!!!"
Cons: "The flight was late boarding and late arriving in Munich. I had a connecting flight to make and that was a harrowing experience. I had no precedence offers the other passengers in deplaning. I was given no help in making my connecting flight. I had to queue up for border control. I had to go up and down numerous escalators. I was stopped by a policeman asking for papers which I had already given to border control. I had to take a train and change terminals. My connecting flight was departing from the farthest gate possible in the terminal. I was running the entire time, and I barely made it. Had I not been running, I would have missed my connection."

Pros: "Cleanliness, entertainment"
Cons: "Food and legrooms have to be the worst in international flights."

Cons: "Seating space too narrow"

Pros: "Plenty of room"
Cons: "Lack of good movies"

Cons: "Entertainment center was not working properly. Had to be rebooted twice."

Pros: "I loved the choice of movies"
Cons: "Lack of space"

Pros: "Unusually rough and crowded flight though that is hardly the fault of the airline."
Cons: "In economy class, there should either be adequate room for average sizes people at the least or seats should NOT be allowed to tilt back."

Pros: "The staff was not friendly at all. For international flight, especially long ones the seats should be able to go back further and not feel like a board, the seats were uncomfortable and small. The area between first class and the back of the plane had air issues, and I was sweating and so hot it woke me up, so on a 10 hour flight I got 1 hour of sleep. Ruined my first day of vacation."
Cons: "Everything was aweful except for the movie selections."

Cons: "Seats were beyond uncomfortable unless someone was shorter than 5 feet tall. Zero amenities. I know it was the economy section but our 4 tickets were close to $6000.00. A few perks would have been appreciated."

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: "Cramped"

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"

Cons: "Seats have too little legroom. Even pushed to back in seat, my knees pushed seat in front of me. Not on person seemed to watch entertainment, because of the program you have to sign up for. Seems like basic tv or so could be free, even if there is charge for movies."

Pros: "Food was good. Attendants were helpful and courteous . Airline was on time."
Cons: "boarding was pretty chaotic. Check in was difficult getting seat assignments. Could not do it on line."

Pros: "However the connecting time for MUC to HEL was bit more."

Pros: "Smooth and quick ride."
Cons: "There was a metal rod situation under the seat in front of me, which meant my bag wouldnt even fit, not to mention my legs. Also, I am not the biggest fan of flying and I started feeling sick at the end of the flight - kept it to myself but asked the flight attendant if I could have 2 sparkling waters and an orange juice (just to have it in front of me when I need it and not to bother anyone). I received what I asked for with an eye-roll and a shocked face. Just be nice - that's all."

Pros: "i am glad that i got there safely and ahead of time"
Cons: "it was NOT a lufthansa flight, which is what i was expecting and wanted. it was a united flight . i wanted to fly lufthansa because it is a higher quality experience than united, but for some reason after i bought the ticket i learned that united was operating the flight for lufthansa"

Pros: "Great crew"

Pros: "The crew was good. They were friendly and efficient. One did forget to return with a promised coffee but she apologized when I spoke of it to her."
Cons: "1. no air conditioning until the plane was in the air. It was STIFLING on the runway. 2. no power sockets to charge devices"

Pros: "Crew, seat"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Staff helpful"
Cons: "We booked our seats online and later at check in received boarding passes with totally different seats. Ordered kids meals and was informed that they dont have any for our kids :("

Cons: "The food was so cheap... pasta and a muffin. I’ll be looking around for another airline."

Cons: "na"

Cons: "The crew dropped the bottle to the head of my son."

Cons: "Hand luggage not allowed onboard due to being just a bit oversized -- just its wheels only. Never had this problem with the same luggage with other airlines, only with Austrian."

Pros: "Service, yr air hostesses are so polite."
Cons: "Food was too little for dinner and breakfast both"

Pros: "From start to finish there were no hiccups. It was a pleasant journey."

Pros: "Everything was awesome best flight i had in my life."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Boarding process was not easy to hear and it was unclear where the line for our gate ended and the line for the gate right next to ours began"

Pros: "Absolutely fantastic service from the check in counter until deplaning. Delicious food, snacks & even wine & other alcohol included. The staff is super friendly & very tentative. It was really a treat to fly Austrian Airlines."
Cons: "This is just nit picking and if I absolutely had to I’d just hope for a more of a variety of movies, TV shows & music if possible."

Cons: "All good!"

Pros: "Crew only offered water once during the whole night flight. The entertainment programs regarding games was very restricted, both in terms of game offers as well as operation / handling"

Cons: "Cancel it"

Pros: "the crew were very nice polite and helpfull"
Cons: "the flihgt was 3 hours late because a person who did not hold a ticket got on the plane and refused to get off, how can this happen?? this is a major breach of security and made me feel very unsafe"

Cons: "muffin for breakfast ?"

Cons: "Service was bad"

Pros: "Flight crew & overall experience was positive. Meal & entertainment were good."
Cons: "We paid for extra leg room seats & were told we'd have exit row. We ended up in the middle section, which made it very uncomfortable for the overnight flight."

Pros: "Great airline, everything on time,exelent service, great staff, good food"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Flt was great - service was great"

Pros: "Flight was good and everything worked out perfectly."

Pros: "I thought the food was excellent. Better food in coach than I get on first class domestic flights. Also, the in-flight entertainment was very good. I watched a couple of science shows and extreme sports shows that I truly enjoyed."
Cons: "There wasn't much I did not enjoy that could be changed. I chose to go coach and had to put up with seating that was more cramped than I like, but I expected that."

Cons: "Designs of Business Class seatings need some improvement. It seemed there was waste of useful space. Therefore, the area for Business Class seating was big but there were not enough space for everything."

Pros: "Got to destination safe and sound and was thankful for that!"
Cons: "Boarding was messy. Food was ick- "chicken" tasted like a grade d boiled chicken nugget, terrible texture. Ladies on flight were kind, although not terribly helpful. Movie selection was pretty small and lots of Rated R movies, hard to find anything in the middle (not kids, but not adult)."

Cons: "The flight was delayed but due to efforts of the pilot we were on time!"

Pros: "arrived early"

Pros: "they asked me if I wanted an upgrade to business class - nice"
Cons: "they left all the lights on in the plane - difficult to sleep at night. Never had this happen before. Another lady from N.J., originally from SLovakia and going to Kosice for a visit complained about the same thing. SHe was worn out and so am I."

Pros: "On time, smooth flight."
Cons: "Boarding area cramped, all classes and rows boarded at same time."

Pros: "Plenty of leg room in economy. Will fly again."

Pros: "Seats, crew, nice plane"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Random boarding,"

Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant, calm, and efficient."

Pros: "Good movie selection on flight"
Cons: "Got bumped from the seat I reserved after boarding without explanation and when I explained I was traveling with a group was simply told that's too bad. Their customer service is awful and had already submitted a complaint for a return flight which was never followed up on."

Pros: "food was fine"
Cons: "to small seats"

Pros: "The flight was on time, and the attendents on Austrian engaging and charming crew"
Cons: "nothing in particular"

Pros: "Service was spectacular. The United crew was awesome."

Pros: "Everything seemed all right"

Pros: "best blanket any business class."

Pros: "The entire experience was a joy. I was upgraded to business class and the difference was noticeable. I was comfortable and suffered no ill effects after. Much different that my trip home."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like"

Cons: "My row was bypassed a couple of times for food/beverage service even though we were wide awake and looking expectantly at the flight attendant. Sometimes she asked me if I wanted a drink or something and as I was answering she looked away and moved on. I couldn't believe it. Then after pressing the service button and waiting a long time for her to return, she acted like it was a huge inconvenience."

Cons: "Seat was small and narrowed with no leg room at all Worst I've ever seen"

Pros: "Crew was nice, plane was new and clean, flight was safe with no issues"
Cons: "Plane was so small, I had a feeling I was on a low cost carrier in Europe. Even carry on couldn't fit above in the bins. This is very disappointing for an airline that used to be great. That plane was like the bottom level of the Titanic where people were squizzed in. Upon arrival in Vienna getting off the plane we had to take the stairs and the bus to the terminal - that's how small the plane was. Just awful."

Pros: "Overall the flight was better than most. The crew was friendly, competent and as attentive as coach allows these days. I appreciated the attendant who asked the man in front of me to put his seat back up during the meal. The little red pillows were great - big enough to be useful and comfortable. Although we chose not to watch a movie, we were impressed with the offerings. Comfort on a long flight in coach is a thing of the past but we knew that when we chose to fly that class."
Cons: "Most of the crew was great (hence the five star rating) and the flight in general was at least on a par with competitive airlines but we did have an unpleasant encounter with a young man who we were told was the purser. When my husband asked about what seemed to us like a very high level of security (including dogs on the gangway as we boarded the plane), this young man replied in a very condescending manner,"It's America. You tell me". Well, we are Americans, not always in agreement with our country's actions and attitudes, but that comment was needlessly dismissive and hostile."

Pros: "Great plane good price for plane ticket."

Pros: "Everything was very good with an exception of being very tight space wise"
Cons: "no leg room, tight rows"

Pros: "The staff were kind"
Cons: "The seat was worn down and very uncomfortable. The screen was super tiny and terrible quality. Everything was caked in old dirt"

Pros: "crew helpful"
Cons: "1. Boarding gate changed 3 times..... poor advertising regarding the last change 2. food poor 3. entertainment non-existent"

Pros: "It seemed like the crew and passengers had really good attitudes; which always goes a long way."
Cons: "The screens were very small. It would have been nice to have an entertainment menu, with the ability to choose a film and to have a play/pause option. Meal options were limited; by the time I could choose pasta was the only choice left. I would have also appreciated the option of herbal or decaf tea."

Pros: "My experience with Austrian Airlines was fantastic. Check in was quick and efficient, the crew was friendly, and the seats were comfortable. We had a three hour delay on the return trip and they provided snacks during the wait and even upgraded me for free. I could not be happier with Austrian Airlines and hope to fly with them again."

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