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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew is good. Flight got delayed"
Cons: "Food is good."
Cons: "Mu luggage got broken"
Cons: "Did not make this flight. How can I confirm that my ticket is still valid for the return trip?"
Pros: "Need to give people cheap access to wifi"
Pros: "It has good sized toilets"
Cons: "Snacks and candy served we're of low quality. No prayer facilities inside the plane. They didn't allow me to pray though I got some empty spot to do so. They brought the issue of safety. While fasten seat belt sign was on I found people standing, walking, using toilet etc but air Crew did never brought up the issue of safety."
Cons: "Nothing disposable about the airline but booling process gave me a headace"
Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."
Pros: "Mediocre staff, not very attentive, horrible boarding experience in Doha. Food was inedible, watched a crew member place food she had spilled onto the aisle FLOOR back onto a tray to give to someone as if nothing happened, which prompted me not to anything for an 8 hour trip. DISGUSTING!"
Cons: "I will never purchase a flight with Qatar"
Pros: "Food was good for once"
Cons: "They said they would fix the sound on my sons t.v. but that never happened so we had to swap seats and one of us didn't have any onboard entertainment although we asked about it 4 times"
Cons: "I will never ever fly Qatar airlines again. The boarding for this flight in Doha was horrendous. I and a random group of passengers were made to wait with no explanation AFTER our electronics were already cleared to go through yet another security check. They said we were selected for screening but all the other people they took before us were screened the exact same way. It was stressful and traumatizing to stand for 45 minutes with no clear explanation. The crew were clearly new at their job or ill trained. On top of that they consistently ran out of food they were serving and was forced to take the vegetarian option when it's not what I wanted. I could not wait to leave Doha and exit Qatar airways. I hated my experience traveling with Qatar. It was stressful and traumatic. I want a full refund. I will also be advising all my friends to never fly Qatar. It was the WORST!"
Pros: "Being able to ear what you want and when you want it made my flight so much more enjoyable. You can ask for anything on the menu and the flight attendants are so attentive."
Cons: "Boarding in Qatar was a bit disorganised."
Cons: "Entertainment - screens are not user friendly and bad visibility in day light"
Pros: "view above"
Cons: "The woman behind me wouldn't allow me to put my seat back. My comfortability was off because she didn't want her TV screen close to her face. I didn't want to make a big deal. Other than that I love Qatar airlines."
Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"
Pros: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "More movies, no wifi, better food"
Pros: "Stewardess (Thai origin) - can't recall her name... Simi something or another... was very helpful... great experience!"
Pros: "Good, comfortable and smooth flight. Food was better than expected."
Cons: "Some of the flight attendants seem to be bias towards passengers. Had some loud passengers on one of our flights and noone told them to be quiet. Was also asked to move my seat up so that the person behind me could eat, yet the person in front of me was not asked the same thing"
Pros: "Great airline...nice staff, very attentive and polite."
Pros: "SPECIALLY THE CREW SERVICE EXCELLENT"
Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."
Pros: "Considering how long it was, not much could have been better. It wasn't too crowded, so the seat next to me was free, which made getting some sleep easier."
Pros: "Clean plane, esp. the bathrooms. Sufficient bathroom amenities. Attendants always checking bathrooms for cleanliness. Very friendly attendants yet not overpowering. This flight, the films are a bit better but still not the most recently films are on offer. Nobu's seafood soup noodles was the best!"
Cons: "Not interested in the menu's main courses. Fruits were not sweet at all. Must improve on your cappuccino. Nobu's seafood soup noodle did not come with chopsticks."
Pros: "Qatar is not glitzy. Better than that, it was straightforward and relaxed and comfortable. Crew was pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "Very spacious, good food & service"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was friendly and attentive to passengers (I give them 4.5 stars). The seats are comfortable. The plane was clean."
Cons: "My 18 year old daughter (turned 18 on December 20, 2016) was singled out, searched extensively bodily and her bag, for no reason what-so-ever. It was a traumatizing experience for her... needless to say, nothing was found and no explanation was given. The seats recline too far back so that the person behind cannot enjoy what they are watching. The crew has to keep asking the passengers in front to pull their chairs up slightly."
Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Need to provide more variety for vegetarian food. Cannot serve the same food for every meal on a long haul flight. Provide more entertainment options, more episodes of sitcoms, more movie options, more language options."
Pros: "The crew, they were very pleasant and good about taking care of our needs."
Cons: "The middle console video went out on my husband at the end of the flight, while he was watching a movie. This also happened on the earlier flight from Singapore to Doha."
Pros: "The Steward on this flight was excellent. Very attentive and pleasant. He asked at the end of my flight how was everything. Food was good ."
Cons: "This flight was better than the flight going out to Doha , then to Abu Dhabi. You guys were late landing,and as a result I almost missed my connecting flight, was rushed thru the airport like a lunatic by one of your Reps. Then was told my luggage may not be in Abu Dhabi when I arrive, which it was not. My paid for seat wasn't available and had to sit in the back. Had to fill out a lost luggage report in Abu Dhabi. Was promised my luggage by 4:30 pm . Didn't receive it until 2:30 am next day. Missed my whole first day of vacation as I had no clothes , toiletries, etc . Very angry, and feel I should get a substantial discount on my next flight in March to Dubai. Totally unacceptable !!!!!!!"
Pros: "I was incredibly impressed with the on board crew. They were kind, efficient, courteous, thoughtful, and charismatic. They made the LONG flight enjoyable and extra comfortable. :)"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!!!!!"
Cons: "Again, our flight was cancelled without notification!!!!!"
Cons: "Terrible. Awful. Could not possibly recommend this airline to anyone."
Cons: "Flight attendants raising shades so that light was in your face. Blocking aisles near bathrooms"
Pros: "Boarding on time. Crew was very nice except food option."
Cons: "My wife didn't get veg food she is looking for. We asked crew and they said they don't have."
Cons: "price and comfort"
Pros: "The entertainment choices were great."
Cons: "We sat in front of a row of children who kicked the back of my seat for 13 hrs straight. We spoke to a flight attendant about it early on in the flight, spoke to the kids and spoke to the parents. Then spoke to the kids and parents mid flight. And then spoke to them all, including a flight attendant towards the end of the flight. The issue was never resolved. We asked to change our seats but could not. We asked for the parents to trade seats with the kids and they would not. It was the worst, most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken. And I fly regularly for work and for pleasure. It was an absolutely horrible experience. I was actually in tears on the flight because I was so tired, uncomfortable and frustrated."
Cons: "Time of flight"
Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."
Pros: "Great Crew, seat space was great too"
Cons: "The cabin sound proofing can be improved. Especially the clicity clack from passengers eating. The pre boarding space was very limited."
Cons: "They changed my seats twice and it was near the bathrooms and I hated it. They refuse to give me a better place when I requested. I didn't choose the seats they put me in and the crews couldn't handle the other passengers attitued and actions. I asked for a below but they didn't bring it to me."
Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "Could have preferred more snacks or fruits which we could pick up while flying."
Cons: "I had chicken three time on the flight. To spicy for my tastes. Even scrambled eggs had a hot sauce on them."
Pros: "Same as my above review."
Cons: "Same as my above review."
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Fligjt om time. Smooth landimg Friendly environment."
Cons: "Could have provided asian dish from.doha to.newyork.flight"
Cons: "No facility for baby"
Pros: "Though departure was delayed 45 minutes, service on board was superb. wine flowing, food great, Baileys for dessert, and great movie selection"
Cons: "See above. What a disaster!"
Pros: "Seat comfort and entertainment Option for WIFI and to charge was very nice add"
Cons: "Lost our luggage"
Pros: "Great crew and plane"
Cons: "Inconvenient terminal from connecting flight. Boarding procedure was a zoo"
Cons: "The airport pretty much shut down for awhile so some flights were canceled. Due to the number of people attempting to check in and go through security, I missed my plane and was rebooked in an economy seat. These glitches occur but one would expect Lufthansa to have had a plan to deliver clear directions."
Pros: "Everything was perfect. crew was really good. nice and comfortable airplane (Airbus A380)..very smooth ride. A+"
Cons: "nothing wrong"
Pros: "Family check-in in Frankfurt is superb. Economy Plus was a really great experience!"
Cons: "The fact that I can't use my own headphones and I'm forced to use the cheap airline-provided ones (with the dual plugs). Single biggest reason to not fly Lufthansa, because I can't enjoy the movies!"
Cons: "The food is not very good"
Pros: "Easily the most comfortable I've ever been in TATL economy. Lufthansa's 747-8 is set up strangely: the main deck is arranged First - Business - Economy - Prem. Economy - Economy. This means that if you can book a seat in the forward economy mini-cabin, you get dedicated cabin crew, no other passengers walking through your space to get to the bathroom, plenty of bin space, and – best of all – a lot of aisle space to stretch your legs. Row 16 aisle seats are especially good, as the bulkhead between J and Y doesn't extend all the way, and therefore you can stretch your feet out. Food was actually excellent (for economy), hot and flavorful and generous, with snacks available mid-flight. Beverages also tops – gotta love Lufthansa for offering Campari (!) and more than one wine choice."
Cons: "Entertainment (music and movies at least) was up-to-date but not very interested. Boarding and transit security in Frankfurt was anxiety-inducing – between getting to the US departures area and additional screening, it took more than an hour from deplaning to getting in line. Boarding w/o group numbers was an exercise in patience. And the terminal wifi is so spotty!"
Cons: "We missed this flight because previous flight from Germany was late. After running like mad people thru the Frankfurt airport- we only found out they have left - many people missed the flight!"
Cons: "See comments above."
Cons: "The fine print on the flight pass-- didn't notice that my request for flight change did not go through. Am stuck in the airport!"
Pros: "The Lufthansa crew in Munich was very helpful when my boarding pass would not go through - I was not told I needed a new pass for that flight (as the first one had been cancelled and rebooked: 2 Air Berlin flights). No one was of help until this point, and the Lufthansa crew even offered to check on my baggage for us only to notice it never left Berlin; we didn't get it for 3 days. This did not surprise me because last time I flew Air Berlin for an 8 day cycling & camping trip, I didn't see my bike for 5 days (you can imagine this sort of ruins the entire point of the trip). After reading a lot of complaints with Air Berlin and never hearing back from their customer service (ever) after numerous forms filled out, I knew checking our bags with Air Berlin from the start would mean we wouldn't see them in New York. I even said to the Air Berlin employee at check in that I refused to check my bag because of my past experience and he "assured" me my bag would be at JFK when I got there. Ha. It was nice to see the Lufthansa crew shocked at how poorly this trip home was working out for my husband and I."
Cons: "After the cancelled flight, we were very disappointed to be rebooked with Air Berlin. We do not want to fly Lufthansa if they are so closely associated with Air Berlin, and will tell our friends the same."
Cons: "I booked through Kiwi.com and they couldn't handle my special food request (kosher meal). Somehow it didn't reach Lufthanza at all. As a result I had nothing to eat during the entire transatlantic flight."
Pros: "Great leg room for economy class, polite and courteous staff"
Pros: "Staff was very attentive to the children. Ability to follow the flight with the cameras. Person in front of us leaned his seat back and I was unable to get out due to an injured left arm. He did agree to move forward when we requested."
Cons: "No choice on food. Bathroom ran out of toilet paper, even tho we had reported that it was getting low."
Pros: "Almost everything, the flight crew was friendly and timely, the movie selection was great, the flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "The temperature near my seat was very uncomfortable, to the point where I was sweating for most of my ride. The passenger next to me, also complained to me as well."
Pros: "Overall a pretty good flight."
Cons: "The in-flight wasn't working, so no movies on a nine hour flight."
Pros: "The seats were fairly comfortable"
Cons: "Service has really gone downhill the past year or two. Drink service was infrequent, and they ran out of food options; I was stuck with a kosher meal that tasted terrible."
Pros: "Pleasantly greeted"
Cons: "Lack of space makes flying pure torture. When will airrlines get it regarding customer needs?! Crew not accessible in between serving times"
Pros: "Not many qualms during the flight back from Frankfurt - the flight was comfortable and the entertainment system functionded."
Cons: "I enjoyed the food on the flight back, however want to note that by the time the crew got to serving economy there were only beef dishes left and passengers were left with no options besides beef. The boarding process was also a bit overwhelming."
Cons: "Child car seat lost although checked with luggage."
Pros: "the staff is top notch"
Pros: "I enjoyed the flight and the movies."
Cons: "I didnt like the crew, they was very caold and not pleasant at all. didnt like the food."
Pros: "Free upgrade to business class!"
Pros: "Food, drink and entertainment are very good."
Cons: "Did not care if I made my connecting flight or help me to understand if I could make it, seats are terribly overbooked and crammed. Many people visibly aggravated and mobility compromised due to seats,"
Pros: "The flight crew was wonderful! Friendly and really attentive the whole trip!"
Pros: "They had lots of movies and TV options to choose from."
Cons: "The vegetarian option was very poor. Frankly a pizza snack in place of supper is not what I expect on a cross-Atlantic flight."
Pros: "Beautiful aircraft!"
Cons: "They ran out of meals, later got business class food and it was really bad even if served on ceramic plates , and real flatware, need to improve the food!!!!!!,"
Pros: "I liked food, entertainment on board, atmosphere, professional crew, arrival on time"
Pros: "The entertainment was great, service, comfort and food too."
Cons: "Choice of quality films could have been better."
Pros: "Excellent food great crew nice plain"
Cons: "My baggage was lost. Still no word about it."
Pros: "Did not make the flight."
Cons: "I wish there was more of advance notice on this flight, instead it just gave us 23 hour reminder. We had booked this flight a year ago but we could not make this and the 23 hours was too short of a notice."
Pros: "Very good crew, very attentive, very comfortable seats in business and entertainment Flight left within 30 min of departure time and there was no turbulence"
Cons: "Food, I barely ate especially on Lagos Frankfurt leg. I evem believe that the fish that was served may have been slightly off !"
Cons: "Gate agents could be more friendly."
Pros: "Our connecting flight to Munich was late, but Lufthansa had a van waiting to collect us, usher us through passport control and get us to our flight to New York in time. That was a tremendous help and took a lot of stress off of the trip."
Pros: "Comfortable and on time. Food was pretty good. Customer service was great."
Pros: "The entertainment and the size for the legs are very okay on A340 Lufthansa flights compared to other carriers."
Cons: "Tardiness. Food. The entertainment system would default to German language from English. The forward button on movies sometimes did not work."
Pros: "The crew and the plain very nice clean and"
Cons: "The food was not enough and they proposed a vegetarian option and I receive a goulashW I ask why the lady say that was not longer a veggie option"
Pros: "I was almost to miss my flight because of the huge line and the nasty security guy. Thank God, they have the x- ray system to look at you. Still, I was ordered to take my sweater off. When voluntarily I took of my boots, the guy didn't agree...I understand that Europe was thru a terrorist attack but they should use common sense and not try to humiliate people. Personally, I wouldn't go to Europe if not necessary."
Pros: "* Plane was not fully packed * Fresh interior * Good multimedia content * Comfortable seats * Very friendly crew * Good food * Drinks multiple times"
Cons: "* We arrived half hour late"
Cons: "I have never had a such an awful flight, it all started from the registration where i was told to pay for the overload of baggage eventhough my husbands ticket had not been cancelled and he was not with me, so I lost the pay for his ticket and extra money. It seems to be unfair and unreasonable taking extra money for the baggage in this situation. I have experienced the worst flight ever paying for the seat with extra space where it got very cold. The five blankets were offered with a pair of sox and I used them but it didn't help. The air condition was blowing very hard and eventually I have cought a cold. I strongly advise all potential customers of Lufthansa to stay away from seat number 27 on that plane."
Cons: "Many of us onboard had tight connection times yet we landed way across the airport from connection terminal, had to take a slow bus, endure even slower security screening, then sprinted clear across the terminal for the connection, all compounding the stress level. Someone needs to put some thought into better organizing this. By comparison, flight to destination on Swiss was a pleasure, connecting gate right next door to arrival gate, no worry, no rush, no stress. Terrible food, barely edible. Snooty, rude flight attendants. Lousy movie choices. Belive me, if I had a better choice on price and scheduling I would take any airline before Lufthansa. Horrible."
Pros: "Everything was Perfect!!!"
Pros: "South African Airways upgraded me to a business class seat. The food was pretty good, and the crew was great."
Pros: "Lufthansa didn't fail once. Flight is always on time and the crew is super nice. Planes are clean and up to date. I like flying with Lufthansa because they seem to be reliable."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that in Frankfurt the connection flight was from the other side of the airport. You have to walk miles to get to the gate which can be difficult for elderly or pregnant women."
Pros: "Awesome bran new jet. People were spaced out so that everyone had an open set next to them, where allowed. The TV worked awesome and everything really was perfect!"
Cons: "...it's not a big secret that airline food isn't the best While there was a lot of it, the staff was very attentive,-the food wasn't great.."
Cons: "I am tall, and I did not have a favorable seat. Many think all tall people like the aisle seat"
Cons: "16 hour flight - but no WiFi. No power outlets to recharge laptop. Dreadful selection of movies / TV on the inflight entertainment system - and entertainment system’s audio function didn’t work properly so no audio for about half the duration of any movie."
Pros: "Try as I might. I can’t Oh, checkin queue was ok Mid-flight snack was okay"
Cons: "Checkin online was dysfunctional, got the wrong boarding card Boarding was haphazard Flight was late Crew was sloppy and at the same time officious! Why bother with the arrival video when you acknowledge it is outdated A generally shabby outfit I wouldn’t recommend at all"
Pros: "Great flight great service good food"
Pros: "The only thing that was good was that it was a direct flight."
Cons: "Our half of the plane was being pumped with heat while the other half of the plane was a cool, comfortable temperature. Various people complained throughout our 16 HOUR flight and they did nothing. The crew didn't seem to care that we were basically having heat strokes and unable to sleep because of the heat. They informed us that they were unable to change the temperature in our part of the plane. Yet, when we finally started our descent into JFK, the air conditioning came on. Funny how that worked all of a sudden. I will never fly them again."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Too crowded."
Cons: "The entertainment system did not work, the seats were bad, and the plane was way too old"
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "The food was terrible and the seats so small and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Good food - requested special meals. Complimentary drinks. Seats roomier than many other airlines. Easy to get help over the phone. The crew on our way to Africa was extremely friendly, on the way back they were ok. Able to help yourself to water at any time."
Cons: "Seats are hard - take a pillow!"
Pros: "Plane was clean and seats were comfortable. Staff was overall friendly."
Cons: "One of the interactive tv displays was not working, the crew attempted to reset the system for that one seat but was unable to fix it. Normally this would not have been a big deal but for a 15 hour flight with no onboard entertainment was disheartening. (There also aren't any plugs to charge personal devices to have watched instead)"
Pros: "The flight was very comfortable which is important for a 15 hour flight! There was excellent entertainment options and the attendants were pleasant."
Cons: "I was not a fan of the food options. Dinners were good but the snack sandwiches and pancakes served were disgusting. I also needed to purchase an adapter in order to use my personal headphones."
Pros: "- Decent legroom - Responsive and friendly attendants - Lights dimmed for duration of overnight flight - Clean aircraft"
Cons: "- Screaming baby in middle of the night - Not enough water/ drinks service - Full flight - Long boarding process due to additional security for USA travel - Not allowed to bring bottled water on flight - High change fees ($600) - Entertainment system rebooted twice - Sound/earphones not great"
Cons: "Staff not very friendly - officious attitude"
Pros: "I enjoyed the movies, the music, and games to pass the time on the flight. I appreciated the aisle seat that was chosen for me in front. The pain in my knees were decreased and the bathroom was near. I found the staff pleasant and compliant in the rules/regulations with take off and landing procedures. The food choices were delicious and fulfilling. Overall a good experience and happy customer."
Cons: "I would like to add one more meal to the flight. I think three meals for 15 hours would be fully satisfactory. The boarding was confusing with all the different lines. In order to cut down on the confusion the staff should announce what each line is and organize it in a better fashion. In addition, for good measure during check in of the flight the extra security procedure should be explained; therefore everyone can expect this longer process and throw all liquids away plus have bags ready to be rechecked. In closing, these small changes would be ideal for a smooth transition and comfortable trip."
Pros: "The special meal order was carried out."
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work on either 15-hour flight. that made the trip very difficult."
Pros: "Food only good thing"
Cons: "Dirty plane since the beginning Screen not working Very loud crew at night Very cold only in our area so impossible to fix Uncomfortable economy seat"
Pros: "Clean cabin, reasonably comfortable seat."
Cons: "Tons of extra security checks, totally unneeded. Staff are overly concerned with useless details (stow your blanket for takeoff, don't even think about ever using your phone until the door is opened, etc). Food was pretty lousy, as expected. Video system had tons of problems, old units."
Pros: "The overall entertainment system had to be restarted and didn't come online until a few hours into the flight. Thankfully this was a red eye, so I slept for most of the 16hr flight, however I woke up with about 5 hours left and wanted to watch a movie and my tv didn't work properly. Resolution is poor on all the screens and the sound wasn't working properly with the headphones. After trouble shooting by switching seats and sealing out headphones several times, I gave up and read a book."
Pros: "good airline; good crew;"
Cons: "tv broken all flight, as were all those around me. they couldn't fix them either"
Pros: "It's the only direct flight New York to South Africa. Food was OK but not as good as it used to be; the standards have really dropped."
Cons: "As a disabled passenger (I was in a cast and crutches) I was amazed at the unhelpful treatment received from hostesses when I asked to be moved to a more suitable seat where I could stretch my leg out. The in-flight entertainment system didn't work at all. The head hostess announced to the plane that it would be fixed after dinner but nothing changed. There were no movies or music for 16 hours. No water/drinks were served during the flight, outside of mealtimes. I was given the wrong meal but ate it anyway because I didn't want to bother the hostesses, who were quite rude and unhelpful. The plane was old, the seats hard, the whole interior showing it's age. Were it not for the fact that SAA is the only direct flight to South Africa, I would never fly this airline. The fact that it was voted the best airline in Africa for 2016 is pretty depressing."
Pros: "There was one flight attendant who served my aisle who went above and beyond for her customers. She would sneak extra dessert or wine to those she noticed enjoyed it most."
Cons: "Plane was not very clean."
Pros: "Bathrooms were relatively clean throughout the flight"
Cons: "Outdated aircraft. The TV screens were poorly functioning/blurry and very limited in selection. No USB charger available. While 3 meal options were available, options ran out quickly. I flew two other international flights earlier this year (Qatar and United) and there was a clear difference in quality that was lacking in South Africa Airlines."
Pros: "I liked the professionalism each staff displayed at every interaction, and the genuine friendly demeanor as well. Staff appeared to truly like being service providers. The women's head dressing was akin to the majesty of Lawrence of Arabia-classic!"
Pros: "The food was fairly good and ample. RAMONA"
Cons: "It was JFK TO JOHANNESBURG- I did NOT like the having a lady insist I needed to be in a wheelchair in order to make it to the Cape Town gate of departure when I did not ask for a wheelchair. MOSTLY I DID NOT LIKE that --when I insisted I must return to the plane to get the cell phne I left and KNEW where it was left-she insisted that SAA wold send it to CApe Town and I could get it there. She claimed she phoned the flight attendants to send it on. I learned this is NOT how SAA does it and I never got my phone. I do thikn, perhaps, someone who saw it called and--being it was still with SAA I think THEY went and climed it for hemselves. I did NOT think SAA accepted enough information from me and no info at first. My phone looked just like an I-Phone. It had a rubber purple back cover on it. MOST of the entries were face painting designs that I NEED. I do NOT think SAA had the passenger who got it 10 days later in Johannesburg was aasked what was programed into it. I did NOT think the reps in lost and found were knowledgable or efficent when I spoke with them several times."
Pros: "I had two seats next to me vacant so I was able to spread out a little. :-)"
Cons: "Technology sucked. TV screens were old and none of the headphone jacks worked. Very annoying for a 16 hour flight."
Pros: "Cheap price. Normal bording. Staff at the airport was great"
Cons: "Staff in the plane was sort of rude. They seemed bothered if you ask for more water or another wine. They served a meal and drinks and right there while you are eating they passed by with coffee quickly asking if you want coffee when obviously you are dinning and you have a cold drink. Then they cleared and no coffee offered. It's not a huge deal but it felt like they did it so to say, yes coffee was offered but nobody wanted it and got it out of their routine. Entertainment system was buggy and antiquated."
Pros: "Entertainment was vastly improved vs the outbound flight. Not as great though as other airlines. Has serious catching up to do on quality of flight and entertainment to other airlines"
Cons: "On a 15 hour flight, drinks were only offered twice. They actually ran out of water on the flight to JNB from NY with three hours left in flight. The food was the worst I have had in years and one of the flight attendants made a snide comment when my husband asked if they had cranberry juice. They seemed utterly disinterested in serving passengers who really don't have luxury to get up and walk around."
Pros: "clean big cabin with lots of overhead space"
Cons: "crew seemed angry to have to be there."
Pros: "It was so hot in the plane, the entertainment screens didn't work, the food was inedible, and the plane was so filthy- even after I wiped the seat with disinfectant wipes (I learned from the flight over), I caught a cold and the person sitting next to b=me had a cough before the end of the 15 hour flight."
Pros: "What can one say about a 16-hour flight? It wasn't intolerable. SAA economy gives you a bit more legroom than some airlines on long-haul flights. Crew was competent, pleasant. Food was palatable."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment system had some kinks. In some seats it worked OK, in others not. If you get a working site, there's a wide variety of films & music to choose from."
Pros: "Not much really. We were searched with our shoes off, body molestation at the boarding gate."
Cons: "Flight crew at my section was rude and impatient, food was horrible, entertainment was not working, and prior to that we were searched at the boarding gate and had our water we bought at duty free seized whilst alcohol bought at duty free were allowed on board. I guess water is now more dangerous than alcohol."
Pros: "The prices to fly SAA are always fairly reasonable/competitive."
Cons: "After delaying our flight for 1 hour, then 3 hours - at midnight, we were told our flight was cancelled and we would be put up at hotels for the night. After going through customs and baggage claim, we were brought outside to the transportation terminal where all of us stood, waiting for a hotel shuttle. There was no direction or oversight from SAA. At one point, a large shuttle showed up and we all boarded. We were driven to a very un-safe neighborhood in Joberg to a hotel. The hotel manager then boarded the shuttle to tell us he had no rooms for us. We were then driven back to the airport (by now, it was 2am) and left to wait for another 45 minutes outside the terminal while SAA figured out hotels. We were unable to go back into the airport because there was no one at SAA to check us back in to the flight. After 3 hours of waiting outside the airport terminal, a shuttle took us to a hotel where we were able to get less than 4 hours of rest before getting picked up to go back to the airport. SAA gave us all 25% off our next ticket - which necessitates us having to spend MORE money with this airline to benefit from this huge error. They did not pass out water or provide any kind of provision for the complete nightmare cancellation. I understand cancellations happen but this was completely mismanaged; SAA should have kept us at the gate until they were able to confirm hotel rooms instead of making us wait outside. Virgin Atlantic cancelled a flight at the same time and they had multiple staff at the terminal and all of their passengers were immediately taken to hotel rooms."
Cons: "My entertainment system didn't work and they reset it so many times that it failed to even start up. After I complained there was no resolution or compensation."
Pros: "Crew professionalism and courtesy"
Pros: "Airport staff and airplane service staff were very friendly and responsive. Standard legroom was decent. Flight left on time and arrived at destination early. I liked the plentiful bottled water and the sandwhiches that the crew left out as self-service snacks between meals during the long portion of the flight."
Cons: "Spraying of pesticides in aircraft cabin is distasteful. Seats and entertainment equipment getting a bit out of date and showing wear from use. Economy class sadly has no electrical outlets or USB ports for charging laptops. Man meals were not up to par with other airlines. More and higher-quality selection of films would be appreciated."
Pros: "Funny and competent in very windy weather"
Pros: "The sleeping accommodations were roomy."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Pros: "The attendants were kind and super accessible. I loved that we were always able to get extra water."
Cons: "The entertainment was pretty variable. I slept most of the flight so it didn't bother me, though I noticed various neighboring passengers get frustrated with the system."
Pros: "That the flight was nonstop direct and the leg room in economy was very good."
Cons: "The entertainment system was terrible with both poor screen quality and single sided audio. You could barely understand the dialogue and needed to hold the head phones to your ears. Food was bland with poor presentation. We also received a meal at the start and end of the 15 hour flight with nothing offered in between. Seat cushions need to be replaced."
Cons: "The crew wasnt very friendly. There wasn't any vegetarian food available. There wasn't any way to charge my phone on a 15 hour flight."
Pros: "I've had nothing but good experiences with SAA. The crew members are charming and cheerful. The food is plentiful and very good--for economy class airline food. The leg room is fine--and I have long legs."
Cons: "This was a flight that just had overhead screens for entertainment."
Pros: "The cabin crew were great, always ready to try and make my flight more comfortable."
Cons: "The plane was old, so the seats were very uncomfortable. The in-flight entertainment system was faulty and had to be reset more than twice. The movie choices, even the "new releases, were very limited and VERY outdated. The food was appalling, and by the time I eventually got to "choose" there was no longer a choice to make as they had run out of options. Very sad indeed"
Pros: "Dinner was delicious!"
Cons: "They "ran out of the food I wanted by the time they got to me. No big deal accept for the people behind me got the food that they supposedly ran out of!!! One of the flight attendants was constantly rude to me. Did not catch her name so I guess that cant be addressed."
Pros: "Please see comments above. They apply more to Joburg to JFK flight. Sorry, I filled the wrong area, but I mean well. Thank you. You may contact me on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
Cons: "The check -in counters were completely overwhelmed and the staff were doing their best but the computer system was also barely working. Waited for 1.5 hours to check my luggage."
Pros: "I was stuck in a seat with non-functioning entertainment for the 14hr segment of my flight. The attendant attempted to help me by restarting the system three times, but when that did not work she simply noted the seat number for the engineers to fix and then offered nothing more than a shrug and a "sorry, that sucks". JNB to JFK is a *very* long flight to be stuck in economy with non-functioning entertainment. I was not offered opportunity to change seats or any other amelioration. I have submitted feedback to SAA directly and would appreciate Kayak's help as well."
Pros: "Crew is excellent. I felt dizzy while entering the flight how one of the crew helped me I can't forget. He at ice gave me water and helped me to my seat. I love you gentleman. Stay blessed"
Pros: "Its the shortest flight to the USA"
Cons: "The planes are getting very old and are looking tired. Everything from the food to the entertainment tells the story of an airline that is struggling to stay afloat. Customer service is nearly non-existent, the crew barely makes the grade and there is really nothing to be excited about when flying with them."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour but the gate security did not allow passengers to leave the gate to go to the bathroom or shop in Duty Free. They also did not explain why. The entertainment system did not work well. It kept cutting off and had to be reset by the flight crew multiple times so it just wasn't worth using."
Pros: "FYI this was actually an American Airlines flight (AA 104) not BA. Anyway I love those 777-300ER’s, they are huge with great up to date ambient lighting, excellent, outstanding entertainment , and I had the whole row to myself. I often take this flight when flying home from LHR to JFK. 5 stars!"
Cons: "5 stars all around"
Pros: "Amazing crew , very accommodating , and friendly , professional, excellent!"
Cons: "Perhaps slightly better food, however choice of liquor & beer was excellent with tremendous service. 5 star service across the board."
Pros: "We had a long delay that the crew did their best to mitigate while still on the ground in Heathrow, and the Captain invited children to come up and tour the cockpit while we waited! Things like that alleviate any anger and frustration we may have had, and the flight was excellent overall."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly."
Cons: "I wish I’d have an aisle seat, but flight was full."
Pros: "Crew was mostly attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Had the boarding queues setup and when they got to group 5 they flipped the sign and those of us in front had to go in the back. Once we were in the main queue they opened the 5-9 queue for some privileged traveler and then left it open allowing the back of the queue to become the front."
Cons: "The chair in front of mine was broken or worn out so that it declined alarmingly far. It felt like the gentleman in front me had his head in my lap. My tray table was also broken so that it listed dangerously and I had to prop it on my arm rest."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The crew was great. My meal was good too!"
Cons: "the older plane did not have personal air vents and it was hotter then I would have liked. Also being in the last row of a section allows us not recline as much while the people in front could recline more, which made for a cramp feeling during the flight."
Pros: "everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Not enough choices for movies or tv shows."
Pros: "We had ONE customer service rep in Heathrow who was incredibly helpful and tried to help get us home. She was wonderful."
Cons: "Their delayed flight from Milan to London caused us to miss our flight from London to NY, and thus our flight from NY to Denver, which was standby. When we explained how difficult it would be to catch another flight to Denver from NY with it being the weekend, and attempting to get a flight to another airport with higher chances of getting us home, their customer service rep informed us that as long as they 'fulfilled their contract' to get us to NY, it wasn't really their problem how we got home (or couldn't get home) after that."
Cons: "I had called vayama with whom you booked the flight, 5/28, and asked for seats together with my daughter who was, I THOUGHT, also flying on the same plane as I..I had asked the rep for a specific flight,nAA 105 and was told that it was code shared with mine, IB4611 but, when I looked at the seats 24 hours before the flight, on 6/15, I saw that I had been booked on a totally different plane and different departure terminals . The only thing similar was the departure and arrival times into JFK. I made a long distance call from the UK and got a really obnoxious rep who was very condescending, dismissive and annoyed that I couldn't understand her pronounced accent . When I said, " pardon, could you please repeat that", she was very snippy and snapped at me! No wonder they have such crappy ratings/ reviews. She was absolutely no help whatsoever after I explained that my daughter was visually impaired and HAD to be on the same flight as I, all she told me was that there was no record of the convo I had claimed to have with their rep on 5/28 and then she hung up on me. I will never use kayak again nor its outsourced affiliates . I am pissed, Weibo Benwitz"
Pros: "Having to climb upto the aircraft was somewhat inconsiderate to the elderly. I hate to think having to do this in the Winter."
Cons: "The impersonal attitude of the crew. Extremely limited leg space in the economy class."
Cons: "My flight from BWI-JFK was cancelled due to weather related issues and was rebooked to BWI-MIA-MAD, 5 hours late from my original departure and without providing any meal voucher despite asking from the agent. BWI-MIA flight was delayed due to air traffic clearance from the thunderstorm and almost missed my connection MIA-MAD by few minutes. Upon arrival in MAD, my baggage didn't make the connection and had to wait for 3 days before my baggage arrived"
Pros: "Customer service."
Cons: "Embracardo plane is small."
Pros: "It was wery nice flight"
Pros: "Quiet and peaceful."
Cons: "The Aer Lingus flight was operated by British Airways. But BA decided not to seat Aer Lingus passengers."
Pros: "Nothing they cancelled flights"
Cons: "They counselled flights"
Pros: "Pilot was nice when he told us hehad to sit on ground for hours and taxi on landing for Another hour"
Cons: "Horrible seats, extremely delayed. Never buy a hacker fare again. Suitcases are literally locked in customs at JFK HP airport for indeterminate time period. Weather wasn't their fault but they should have had green undo staff to help and move people onward."
Pros: "The seates were nice and plush. The journey wasn't bumpy at all, and the pilot was funny. He made a fun comment saying 'he had someplace to be in New York so he will get us there as quickly as possible.' :P The crew was friendly and sweet."
Cons: "There was no food ! I assumed a flight from the west coast to the east coast would atleast provide with some food ! But nada. It bugged me more because I had to catch a another flight from new York to London. Other than that, guess it was pretty okay."
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "Seats great"
Cons: "The crew serving our area were terrible. Don was very rude to my elderly mother. There was a female attendant with long blond hair who was rude to another woman who was making a kindly statement. I would not choose American Airlines again given another choice."
Pros: "Red eyes can be daunting , but the comfort of the seating, blankets, entertainment and food let my adult children and I know vacation had begun"
Pros: "The Entertainment options. OUTSTANDING"
Pros: "This flight was very quick and the crew was quite nice. Overall decent flying experience."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Old plane. Worst amenities out of any international flight I've flown. Chaos. Miscommunication regarding departure gate. Fad to switch last minute. Very little communication abut this."
Pros: "Not much. Flight cancelled and was rerouted to London-Heathrow. Total travel time was longer than original flight schedule. Also my luggage was delayed and I had to return to Jerez airport to pick up my luggage the following day."
Cons: "See above post"
Pros: "Loaded quickly, crew was nice"
Cons: "No personal tv, small seat, small seatbelt."
Cons: "I had to wait 5 hours in London to try to get rebooked. Unfortunately I was unable to get a flight out on Monday so far to wait until Tyesday"
Pros: "Ease of location of airport"
Pros: "Flight attendants friendly and responsive comp Red wine"
Cons: "Mayo on sandwich should be in a packet on the side allergic to msyonsise"
Pros: "Professional flight crew"
Cons: "Horrible boarding experience at Reagan...will never use this airport again if I have other options. Airport staff were not professional."
Cons: "The flight attendants treated me fine, but they were being extremely rude toward a man near me, and it didn't look like he was asking for it, so that rubbed me the wrong way."
Pros: "Was cancelled after sitting on plane for 2 hours with no details."
Cons: "Lack of detail and cancellation."
Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant. Food was very good flight was on time"
Cons: "It was Hot!"
Pros: "Got in early. Good inflight entertainment. New movies. Comfortable seats."
Pros: "It was our first time flying with this airline, and we had a wonderful experience. We would love flying with British airline again. Wonderful food, excelent attention and very comfortable sit. Thank you so much for having made our trip unforgettable."
Pros: "The return flight was on American. I liked the plane, a 777-200, it felt much roomier"
Cons: "The return flight was on American and the American flight attendants did not measure up to the British attendants on the flight from NY to Heathrow."
Pros: "The male flight attendant was very pleasant."
Cons: "- there was no effort made to ensure I had a vegetarian meal - one of the flight attendants was very rude and ignored me several times. - I forgot an expensive box of chocolates in the plane inside of a bag. I immediately asked if someone could get it for me - I was told that the bag was found but not the chocolates."
Cons: "Crew did not come around as often as needed. I had to ask for water after they hadn't been around for two hours."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "The flight was very delayed and the entertainment on the plane was non existant, making traveling with 2 kids for 8.5 hours really difficult. It was not BA bit AA operated, and I don't think i will choose these companies again in the future."
Pros: "They re-booked me on a United flight the next day and I was upgraded to business first. Life was better with the lovely upgrade."
Pros: "Well I will start by saying the flight crew was excellent. The highlight of my trip was I left my I phone on the plain when connecting at London Hethrow airport. As a father of 3 leaving my kids for 4 days was already stressful. I realized I left it when I was boarding the train to go to the next terminal. I looked up saw Captain Hope and told him what had happened. He went back to the access gate and back to my seat and returned with my cell phone. I was shocked. What Captain does that? This guy is great and was a positive reflection on British Airways. What made it more special is we were in France during the attacks and if I didn't have my cell phone I wouldn't have been able to keep in touch with my family to let them know I was okay. Thanks Captain Hope !! Thanks British Airways"
Cons: "Nothing it was a cool flight !!! :)"
Pros: "The British Airways flight was comfortable and the crew was great."
Cons: "The first leg of the journey was supposed to be via Bristish Airways' partner, American Air, but that flight was cancelled. The best AA could do was book me on a slightly later flight out of another airport. They refused to offer compensation or travel vouchers of any sort. So I paid for a long taxi drive from one airport to another and arrived at British Airwarys check-in to be told that they hadn't actually booked me on the next flight. The woman working at the counter went above and beyond her duty to try to help, but couldn't rebook me until late that night. I arrived at my destination more than 12 hours later than my original flight was supposed to arrive, and it was too late to get a refund on ticket for the train I missed and the hotel I couldn't travel to that night."
Pros: "Upgraded video system with many choices Attentive flight attendants Single-malt Scotch whiskey"
Cons: "41-minute wait to retrieve bags despite having "priority" status"
Pros: "Thanks for the Business Class upgrade!"
Pros: "Everything, especial how polite the flight crew were."
Pros: "It was a nice flight"
Cons: "The food service is a bit embarrassing compared to competition such as British Airways, Lufthansa, etc. PLEASE NOTE: This was an American Airlines flight, not BA"
Pros: "I will say the entertainment feature saved the flight. 1"
Cons: "1 of the flight attendents was repeatedly rude. And sadly that makes a difference!! Unfortunately the entire row except for my 5 year son & I were throwing up. Not the airlines fault but the flight crew could have been more helpful to that family."
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