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Everything was great

Would fly no other airline on an 18 hour flight. Exceptional inflight service. Flight took off on time and landed early.

Great airline

I have guitar when I fly, they don’t allow to take the guitar with you on board even the bins was empty

The service was outstanding and cabin crew were friendly and approachable. Beverage service was regular throughout the flight, but the quality of the food could have been better, even for Premium Economy.

The staff was great. The food really wasn’t good

Cons: "Better movie selection. Better organized boarding in Frankfurt"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed for 25 min and was no information for that. Otherwise everything was good"
Pros: "The crew is usually really good."
Cons: "The ground staff at Frankfurt airport was not very good. Seemed slow lazy and difficult at times"
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Pros: "Very cramped seats"
Pros: "Food, Entertainment."
Cons: "Harder than usually landing"
Pros: "everything..Singapore airlines is a amazing airline !!! there is a reason why they are no 1 for so many years..."
Pros: "Crew amazing. Seat super comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Excellent service"
Pros: "Extra leg room, great service and good food."
Cons: "The entertainment system feels dated (no touch screen) manual rewinding of movies, selection of movies"
Pros: "Lie-flat seats in business class"
Cons: "4 hrs delay due to failure of Singapore Airlines to have a working plane on site at the appointed time. Even worse: chaotic deplaning with one crew member telling passengers to deplane and another yelling at them in the bridge for doing so. A mess of lines trying to get a new boarding pass for a rebooked missed connection—at the front of the line the agent said oh, you need to wait in this other line. Agents had no clue where to direct passengers and gave incorrect directions that necessitated more waiting. No updates to new flight time in the business class lounge. Once the flight was in the air, service was terrible. Attendants would ask for orders, then never bring them or bring the wrong thing."
Cons: "Screaming children. Totally clueless, rude flight crew. Next time kids are screaming for three hours straight on a red eye, maybe offer the parents some assistance. Makes the “perks” like hot towels seem ridiculous when staff are completely indifferent."
Pros: "Great service always smiling, flight on time, overall a great way to fly."
Pros: "Cabin crew was top notch - even in coach they could not be more accommodating and customer friendly. US airline flight attendants don’t even come close to this team that truly serviced the cabin for 8 hours continuously without the typical hiding in the back of the plane and chatting. Very encouraging that genuine care in the air is very much alive and well on Singapore Air! I will fly them every chance I get!"
Cons: "That my flight had to end and I know my next US airline flight won’t come close to this kind of experience! Air travel doesn’t have to be a cattle herding process with peanut treats on cross country flights - shame on the US carriers - I strongly suggest they fly Singapore Air to see what true customer service feels like!"
Pros: "Finally, I could go to my final destination as planned by transmitted to Korean Air flights."
Cons: "My first flight of JetBlue from Olandor to New York was delayed that leading to my connecting flights to my destination were missed. Now, my suitcases have been missed, too."
Pros: "It's not the cheapest way to fly but it's a great way to cross the Atlantic. Seats are big enough for 2, really. Lay flat beds make the night crossing east tolerable. You really can get several hours sleep. The cabin crew is outstanding, patient, and extremely responsive to requests. Two meals served were excellent. Entertainment choices were complete. After a number of flights in Economy on other airlines I'm spoiled by Singapore Airlines and also by Business Class. And their fares seemed much less than others for the JFK to FRA route. Had no idea this level of luxury existed on an airplane."
Cons: "My seat assignment was moved without explanation on our return flight, FRA to JFK. That was disappointing. The gate folks were apologetic but no real explanation given."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Flight attendants were bot friendly, appearwd to be botheted when askes questions or requests were made."
Pros: "Staff was polite and accommodating"
Pros: "I dropped my scarf and only realized after I was seated. People were still boarding and I told a young man attendant and he found it and brought it to me. And he was such a gentleman too! Wish I knew his name but it was Frankfurt to JFK 835am flight on April 3rd. Thank you again!"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "Singapore was fine and helpful with a crazy problem JustFly created then didn’t fix."
Cons: "JustFly billed the wrong price, then to fix that,created a new ticket with my name misspelled and failed to cancel the original ticket. We later upgrade seats via Singapore then discovered the duplicate booking and misspelling. To fix that JustFly cancelled the booking with the seat upgrade. Singapore restored our upgrade at the airport but only on one direction so we had to go through it all again."
Pros: "EVERYTHING was great...from check in to the entire experience on board. Extremely friendly staff to delicious food and a great choice of beverages! Clean and tidy aircraft with lots of extra amenities. Pleasant flight, pleasant arrival. Always a great way to travel!"
Cons: ""Customs" at JFK came to an entire halt. All passengers where stuck in the welcome hall for 1h, without any information, why held there and why nothing was moving forward. All CBP booths were closed, but 8 (eight!) employees, who normally direct arriving passengers to the kiosk-machines where hanging out in two groups sharing private stories and having laughs instead of at least informing passengers, what was going on. Lots of passengers where outraged...a couple in their mid 70s in front of us had to sit down on the floor, since they had circulation problems from standing in line so long. Sadly, JFK isn't what it used to be anymore."
Pros: "wide seats. great service. on time."
Cons: "food was not as good as one would expect."
Pros: "That the A380 was only 70%full, resulting in me getting three seats to myself. I was able to stretch out and sleep for most of the flight. Food and service were top notch. Better value than Lufthansa or American, for the overall flight experience. You could fly cheaper, but not better, in economy."
Cons: "Though we landed early at JFK, we had a one hour wait on the tarmac until one of the only two gates capable of receiving an A380 opened up."
Pros: "Friendliness"
Pros: "Ontime, airline stewards were excellent and tv entertainment very good"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Excellent service & comfort"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Best serves ever will fly every time"
Pros: "Love the service at Singapore Air. Very attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "Security at Frankfurt airport was horribly slow. Also, audio jack didn't work properly. Not sure how often that's checked."
Pros: "I got in some exercise during the delays and gate changes"
Cons: "Delay after delay, gate changes, lack of care from employees, missed a day of vacation in Germany, missed out on photos and memories"
Cons: "Extremely cramped flight in regular Economy."
Pros: "The crew, the food and the comfort was fantastic. I was in economy and even with a full flight I was still comfortable."
Cons: "It would have been nice if wifi was free considering it was such a long flight"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and nice."
Cons: "Cabin was beat up and worn out."
Pros: "everything great, every time again"
Pros: "The meals were great, the seats very comfortable, the entertainment system very good as well."
Cons: "The Internet was very expensive and very little. I was disappointed, and had to ask 3 times to different attendants to help me set it up. They were not acquainted with the process at all."
Pros: "The flight experience was pretty great overall.."
Cons: "I didn't like that interacting with their websitewas not very iser friendly or reliable. While most domestic airlines allow you to easuly interact with your itinerary I pretty much had to just show up and hope everything worked out. Also no alerts or other functions."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The announcements coming from the boarding crew were not clear or hardly under stable."
Pros: "Everything, got to love how smooth those A380s are, plus the service and food is impeccable. Also so much entertainment!"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "This was the second time that we were able to fly to Germany with Singapore airline. I will always try to fly with them in the future. I have been on numerous transcontinental trips and I rank them as number one. They make me feel like I am welcome."
Cons: "There was very little leg room for people over five feet tall. Everything else was exceptional."
Pros: "Service is good even in economy class."
Cons: "Chairs on the new A380 although more comfortable than the Boeing 777 are still very uncomfortable for sleeping in the economy class. Plane is so big that it takes a while for first and business class to load and unload. Luggage took forever to unload for the same reason."
Cons: "My suggestion that at the time of boarding your staff behavior not good. As well you should supply hot napkin for freshness"
Pros: "Flight not full"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants. Poor service. Late flight. Poor food. Dehydration. Poor drinks. Poor entertainment."
Pros: "Space"
Cons: "Lounge experience"
Cons: "Extremely long flight. Added a stop over at last minute. Crew doesnt care for anyone."
Pros: "Me and my wife paid for extra legroom seats but was denied seating to our assigned seats because the staff printed the boarding pass with the wrong seat assignment in them. The head of ground crew told us that either we fly or we need to onboard the plane.."
Pros: "Food. Clean linen. The Vanity bag"
Cons: "Poor selection of movies. Bed was not very comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed long trip, food tastes weird."
Pros: "Very good service, specious legroom in economy class, tasty food and helpful staff"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Flight operated well on-time Boarding, check-in and baggage collection were smooth and well organized."
Cons: "- Non-functional in-flight entertainment system. - Milk based dessert served in the last run of flight was stale. - Edge of seat next to foot rest was broken, and its sharp edge chipped my foot - Food tray was so loose, I had to lift it from below to keep it level while eating food. - There was litter(spoon, empty bottle, tissue paper) next to my seat. - Flight was not clean."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hours."
Cons: "Didn’t like the food ...."
Cons: "Food was not good at all. Entertainment screen kept shutting off all the time. Crew booted a few times but kept shutting off. No Wi Fi on the plane. All major airlines have Wi Fi these days. It was surprising that Air India had no WiFi service while going as well as coming back to New York."
Pros: "Their food - excellent for a long long time, and generous provision of wine."
Cons: "Unavailability of classical Hindustani music and the screen does not work well."
Cons: "our tv monitors didn't work in our both flights so we were not happy at all. food - side dishes are more than rice so food is not sufficient to even kids, forget about adults.. air hostess won't even greet to everyone. they kind of choose people"
Pros: "The food was good and crew was excellent."
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable. Very little leg space. Foot rest was broken, seats don't have enough cushion, and also could not plug in the headphones due to headphones jacks being broken on the armrest and there was no other spot to sit due to the flight being full."
Pros: "Only thing I like was check in New Yorke was smooth"
Cons: "Flight to India was messy aircraft was dirty people was leaving there empty food trays on the floor on empty areas because they were not coming to collect empty plates I have pictures of dirty trays on the floor flight from New Delhi to jfk I did not receive one of my luggage the lady at claims was extremely rude"
Pros: "Nothing. Food was ok."
Cons: "Most of the televisions (the only source of entertainment in flight) were out of order or the sound was not working. The staff was not even courteous to reply back politely to problems in the flight. The bathrooms were gross with no toilet papers."
Pros: "The food was really good."
Cons: "The entertainment systems don't function in most of the seats. Also the flight being on time is purely on your luck."
Cons: "Entertainment on one of our seats was not working as the pin to plug in the Headphone was MISSING on the seat handle. The tray tables were chipped off / taped to put them together and they were still slanting which did not help in keeping anything on the table without it sliding towards you. Crew service was mediocre and not friendly except for a couple of members. We have found better and tastier INDIAN food provided by foreign airlines. They also did not have basics like Club Soda/Ginger Ale/regular Sprite or 7 Up."
Pros: "Non-stop flight from JFK to New Delhi is very convenient (especially leaving from JFK not Newark). Flight was only 15 min delay."
Cons: "Don't expect luxury on this flight. Dirty seats, continental breakfast not offered as advertised, curt staff, broken TV remote"
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "They cancelled the returned flight from Delhi although we learned later that the flight started late. Gave a connection with 17 hrs of total layover. We came back almost 2 days later. The personnel in Kolkata were the worst. We waited 5 hrs in the airport to but still did not get confirmation. Had to go to the city office next day and from there run to the airport. never had an experience like this."
Cons: "Old planes need maintenance"
Cons: "1) At the check in I requested to add my frequent flier miles to my account and gave my card as well. Still she could not do that. after that I asked whilr back to NY, nobody could help me. 2) My seat # was different from the one i requested. staff is not courteous. 3) Air hostess first make arrangement for their resting place in Bussiness class seats and eat before serving to the customers. Very poor service"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The crew was rude and pathetic, they don’t know how to talk to passengers. They are also racist. I don’t know how these people have jobs on international airlines"
Cons: "The serving tables are broken and have to be propped up just to eat. The entertainment system did not work the entire 15.5 hour flight. The departing time was changed many times but was not reflected on the website."
Cons: "The entertainment did not work throughout the flight"
Pros: "Nothing literally"
Cons: "Food and customer service"
Pros: "Service was good. Plane was on time with no issues."
Cons: "Plane is too old with seats cracks and some entertainment systems not working. Seats don’t recline easily."
Pros: "Professional pilot, Direct flight ( less flying time)"
Cons: "Professionalism, crew, the airport manager Newyork, The food is no where stand in the international market. Lazy and old mentality of government based management overall from Head office to ground crew from every steps. As an Indian we want to see our Air line a five star."
Pros: "courteous and caring service"
Cons: "no complaints"
Cons: "The bathrooms was stinking on this long haul flight and the full flight was smelling like hell from boarding to landing"
Pros: "Staff was professional."
Cons: "Bathrooms dirty and didn't work. Bad food."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Everything else."
Cons: "Flight left late to wait for other passengers. . Entertainment services were not working and for a long haul flight is not acceptable.. The flight attendants kept one lavatory locked for their own use. The food was mediocre,. The lavatories were not cleaned. I have been in many other carriers and the flight attendants maintained the lavatories. Flight attendants were not helpful with placing or locating spaces for carry on luggagess. No simple amenities provided like socks , earplugs, or eye cover like other airlines. The seats were falling apart, fabric was torn. I have to give credit to the person who assisted in issuing me a new booking due to a snag with name. However, I was placed in a different line after being issued a boarding pass without further explanation. Every other passenger in the same queue were perplexed like me . Air India badly needs to up their ante. Customer service is poor overall. Seriously makes me wonder how aircraft safety and maintenance is performed."
Cons: "Seats , crew and toilets"
Pros: "Food ... lunch was excellent"
Cons: "Wrong boarding and immigration announcement"
Cons: "1. The food trollies/carts were very dirty - may not have been cleaned in a long time. 2. I asked the crew a number of times to get me immigration form at the time of landing in India, they did not get me. They distributed on one side of the isle. One of the crew members said that we do not need it. When I landed at Mumbai airport, the first thing they asked was immigration form. The staff should be trained properly. 3. The TVs are outdated. They should be replaced with latest world class models. 4. While coming back from New Delhi, we were not served any food for 8 hours continuously. There were no snacks, sandwiches, peanuts or chips. I asked a crew member for peanuts and he said that they do not have."
Cons: "staff and crew is not all friendly, Tv's don't work most of the time, seat comfortness is also not that good."
Cons: "It would have been nice to dim the lights so people could sleep, offer water more than once during a 15 hour flight (that's right - beverage service ONE TIME in 15 hours), not take 30 min to clear out garbage after meals, and notice when you step on the passengers foot... 3 times. Also, the bathroom ran out of toilet paper twice, the personal entertainment tv shuts off randomly throughout the flight, the food was salty (further dehydrating), and plane is dirty."
Pros: "The convenience and connection."
Cons: "Lack of maintenance of the interior and it's below par condition. Entertainment gets zero points since the system all along was crashing. Not all overhead reading lights were working. Food was horrible: The chicken meal was extremely spicy - I am of Indian origin and know spice: the salad was dry and the lettuce wiled; the bread was as cold as it could be! My worst experience on any international carrier to date. On my earlier flight from JKF to DEL on 2/25/17, the experience and frustration was the same - the same assessment."
Cons: "no through check in."
Pros: "service and staff excellent in business class, food and wine very good."
Cons: "old interior, seats worn out, little cushion, and very uncomfortable. i was on a 14 hr flight NY, USA to Delhi, India and back. my back was in extreme pain."
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Broken seats Stinking bathrooms Spotty carpets Dirty upholstery on the seats Very rude service Dishonest management"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "poor comfort broken seats and tv crew didnot care if we (atleast 11 people) missed conncetion from new york they left 40 passengers at boarding and went back to get them delaying other connecting flights very little leg space worse then local flights overhead light didnot work bathrooms had no soap"
Cons: "Seats too tight for a long flight - food was spicy hot - toilets ran out of toilet paper and crew did not replenish, had to use tissues"
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "1. Entertainment- TV did not work and the crew said they can not do anything about it. 2. Boarding- it took me 2 hours to put in my luggage in spite of doing online check-in. They said the 'system' is slow. 3. Crew- They were very lazy. Everyone had to go get even water themselves. Food- Food was tasteless. I took non-veg option."
Pros: "On time Boarding and arrival"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable back rest, I could feel the iron mesh on my back. There is no cushioning at all."
Cons: "My entertainment screen wasn't working"
Cons: "It was the worst nightmare to fly with airindia. Flight got delayed and then canceled first day. Major chaos and no planning anywhere. Rude staff. Next day, got to fly but broken plane and terrible smell. This is worst at its best! Was flying with two kids - got all the family members assigned different seats! Requests do not work, neither does logic. Avoid at all costs even if you have to walk, swim or run..."

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