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Pros: "Efficient and very friendly cabin staff. Captain and team kept us informed of flight progression at reasonable intervals."
Cons: "Some slight delay in clearing up some catering equipment."
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Not sure you can change anything but it seems as if we had an inordinate amount of crying kids. On a 14 hour flifht, that was hard"
Pros: "Comfort and service on boat"
Cons: "Check in and flight connection not as promised..."
Cons: "Lack of food options for vegetarians unless pre-ordered."
Pros: "The movie selections, and really nice lighting on board."
Pros: "Attentitive staff, leg room, food, entertainment - all great"
Cons: "Still wish I could buy better wine during the flight from Economy. Would pay $100 a bottle for great wine. The wine in coach is undrinkable."
Pros: "So great to still fly with some comfort in this day and age, especially with the awful experience flying American carriers. Great crew, very friendly."
Pros: "Easy boarding, great service"
Cons: "I couldn't pick my own seat"
Cons: "got non-vegetarian food in spite of choosing veg"
Pros: "This was a short flight, but still they served coffee, tea, and food. Amazing."
Cons: "Not much to say. All was fine on such a short leg of the trip"
Pros: "Great space in economy! Great entertainment selection! Great food!"
Cons: "I couldn't hook up my personal earbuds"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Pros: "I would like to say this is the most horrific experience I have ever had traveling and using Kayak. I was late by 10 mins getting to the ticket counter and Emirates gave my seat away. I then proceeded to attempt to rebook and the Emirates agent advised they are sold out for the next 3 days and have no flight alternatives to offer. I contact flight network and the person I spoke proceeds to tell me the same thing and there is nothing they can do for me. Basically that I would need to purchase a whole new ticket on another airline as Emirates doesn't have availability. Which I did. Now I'm looking online and Flight Network has my exact flight on Emirates available at same price I paid for my ticket. But now my new ticket purchased to get home is non-refundable. I'm out over 1000 dollars because of bad info. This has been a horrific experience and after being loyal to Kayak for years.... I will never use the site again."
Pros: "i like the food."
Pros: "The flight from Dubai to NYC was great"
Pros: "This was our first trip to Europe using Emirates airline. It was perfect. Low price, excallent meals & service aboard. All staff very professional & helpful. Check in at airports were a breeze. Will definitely use Emirates again & recommend to family & friends."
Pros: "الشكر للاماراتيه على مجهوداتها الكبيره"
Cons: "الطيران الاماراتي ممتاز جدا والخدمات ممتازه جدا جدا تحتاج شي بسيط وهو تقوية الواي فاي فقط طيران جميل جدا"
Cons: "The plane was very messy and not well kept throughout the flight. The fight attendants expressed levels of frustration with passengers as if we were bothering them. Me and the the passenger next to me lost picture during a movie that were watching and had to have our monitors reset."
Pros: "The seat and the flight were very good."
Pros: "Emirates Airline first wowed me because it was a double decker. Even as an economy class customer, I felt like I was treated like first class. They had so many entertainment options from movies to games and their food was very delicious! My flight was about 8 hours and it definitely didnt seem that long."
Cons: "I dont have any complaints. My friend and I repeatedly told each other that this flight was one of if not the best flight we've took by far."
Pros: "Inspite of the system problems at the check in cou ters in lusaka the team still served with a smile and the flight left in time At Dubai airport we were assisted to get to the gate as we found that they had started boarding on the connecting flight."
Pros: "I like that Jet blue offers movies on the flight and that they accepted Emirates international baggage rate without any questions. That was very important."
Cons: "I can't think of anything negative."
Cons: "Terrible flight Terrible food Terrible announcements Religious versus from koran Added 500 dollars tax to our fee"
Pros: "Seats recline twice as far as usual, lots of room, great service and 3 meals."
Pros: "The food and the friendship of the staff"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "We flew on time"
Cons: "It was ok"
Pros: "Service is nice also food"
Pros: "Liked everything."
Cons: "Little options for food with no meat."
Pros: "SEATS very comfortable. Timings very accurate other than the weather delay. Staff very courteous. Food is great. Aircraft is equipped with every possible thing"
Cons: "Internet didn't work at all"
Pros: "There should be a limit on drinks. I sat next to a raging alcoholic who (thankfully) liked me, but became more beligerrent with each bottle of wine and can of beer. By the botton of 1 beer and minibottle # 6 she was literally shouting every curse word in the book (though she had a clear fondess for the "f word"), hugging me on a 5 minute basis, and "fake threatening" to punch at least 3 other surrounding passengers in the face for asking her to quiet down. None of the crew asked her to be quiet despite passenger complaints to emirates staff. In fact, they brought her another beer and some red wine following said complaints! After 3 hours I coaxed her into quietly watching a movie. If emirates had cut her off at drink 4 then I could have spent more of my time relaxing and enjoying the amenities I anticipated on that flight. Instead, I spent nearly the entire flight managing a drunk passenger for the betterment of all passengers within earshot."
Pros: "Everything was the absolute best of any flight I have ever been on in 40 years."
Cons: "There were a number of people carrying H1N1 and coughing violently. I have since contracted H1N1, I had a fever of 105, and I have had to miss over a week of work. Another person that I kept in touch with from the flight has also missed work and is also bed ridden. It might be worthwhile investment to start asking sick passengers to wear masks. I am not sure how you could gain compliance, but it would be a good idea."
Pros: "Everything from checking in, boarding to accomodating me in a hotel in dubai was excellent. Staff could not of done any better."
Cons: "Bumping plus the conditions of the bathroom"
Pros: "Liked Dubai Connect and appreciate the complimentary stay in Dubai as I had a very long transit time of 8 hours."
Cons: "Catching connections when landing in Dubai Airport could be managed better. The ground staff did not prioritize getting the people with short connections to their flights on time. There were cases where passengers missed their flights by a few minutes and this caused a lot of distress with the passengers as they would have to wait a long time for the next flight."
Pros: "Crew service and comfort of the seats"
Cons: "Customer service at the ticketing counter was very poor. Had a terrible experience even with being a sky reawards member. My self and my wife were treated horribly."
Pros: "The food was good, but the service wary slow. The boarding was done well, but the arrival of the suitcases was terrible long."
Pros: "Plenty of entertainment. Cozy and spacious seats. Good service. Live cams were awesome. Food was okay."
Cons: "Nothing really. Good experience overall. Pizza was overcook however, not of a big deal though."
Cons: "food is so poor"
Cons: "I was wiling to pay cash for an upgrade; however, it was unbelievably high."
Cons: "Food At chennai was terrible, made stomach upset and throw up."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "I didn't like how there were no vegetarian meals left when it came my turn for the whole flight."
Pros: "The cabin, our seats, the service, and the bathrooms were excellent."
Cons: "The boarding process was less than ideal. Many individuals asked for boarding pass and passport which added to delays and was confusing. My daughter's entertainment system had a glitch."
Pros: "The plane was clean, food was good."
Cons: "The crew seemed annoyed. Maybe working too much, I don't know. They were nice to me, but anyone who needed "extra" I could see the annoyance."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Food was not good, however they served lot of drinks and snacks"
Pros: "The service was TOP-NOTCH! Have never flown on an airline as luxurious and service-oriented."
Cons: "There was one point where a flight attendant forgot about a request I made and I had to seek her out to get what I needed."
Pros: "I enjoyed the attentiveness of the crew members. They were pleasant and went out of their way to meet the needs of the passengers. The food was delicious."
Pros: "It is an excellent airline with a high level of service and terrific amenities."
Pros: "everything from the boarding to the disembarking was handled very well; the staff was friendly & professional, the planes were the most comfortable i have flown in economy class, the food/beverage service was what you would expect for business class; finally, the price was less that almost every other carrier; i know that have a limited list of flights out of the usa but if possible we will fly them again"
Pros: "I loved the services provided by this airline. I loved the hot towels provided to freshen up and the meal and beverage service and also the movies available to watch."
Pros: "Customer service on point. Great food, comfortable seats. Availability of 2 check in bags is helpful for those who traveling for a longer time."
Pros: "They are professional all the way. They take great care of their passengers. The food was very good. They made sure we had as a comfortable trip as one can"
Pros: "Organized overall"
Cons: "Cabin way too cold"
Cons: "Delay in boarding by 90 minutes; I think it was a power failure in the boarding gate...computers didn't work. No air conditioning either. Ugh"
Cons: "I missed my flight from ABV to Istanbul. The customer representatives at the airport office couldn’t help me find or place me on another flight. They wanted me to purchase a new ticket and pay full price instead of the difference. The flight ime on my itinerary was 12:15a on Sunday (instead of 00:15) which confused me. My flt coming to ABV, airline left my baggage in turkey too and had no representative at airport to inform us what happened. Seems airline treats flights to Nigeria this way"
Pros: "A Lousy airline. Also for Americans: They don't issue visas to allow the passenger who lost their flight to go to a hotel. They stated that there was a diplomatic problem between Turkey and the US so they don't issues visas anymore to Americans. STAY AWAY FROM TURKISH AIRLINES!"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Lost baggage. Although promised to be delivered on the next day, it didn't happen. Still waiting for resolution of this issue."
Pros: "Food customer service touchcreen tablet in each seat. Tablet has access to free movies, shows"
Cons: "for those flying to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage or umrah, the crew is not knowledgeable on it."
Cons: "Previous flight cancelled due to weather conditions, and despite calling and having a lot of flexibility with time, we were unable to reschedule without massive charges. Our refund was quite low, and we will rebook on another airline. This, despite being a TK gold card member."
Cons: "I was supposed to be given two boarding passes through my check-in but I was given only one. This caused a lot of confusion on the Istanbul Airport. The staff there we unbelievably rude. They caused two passengers (on separate occasions) to miss their flight right in front of my eyes due to no apparent reason. They plainly refused to cooperate with passengers."
Pros: "Nothing, will never use this airline again."
Cons: "Worst customer service. Very uncaring and rude. Worst airline I have seen and I have traveled with many. Had doubts about using Turkish and a little less expensive ticket turned out to be the most expensive in many ways. Went to the gate 17 minutes early and the agents and the plane was there but was refused entry and was lied and told to go to gate 215 and missed the flight even though there were empty seats on the plane. Asked for help at the other gate but was given the run around and ignored by everyone and told to go to gate 214. After I went to gate 214 was told to go to customer service lower level. Turkish airline supervisor Mustafa Bogaz at Istanbul customer service held a grudge because I was upset and yelled at one of the supervisors and he told Mustafa and everyone not to help me and wanted to get back at me and said penalty in front of me to the customer service member I was speaking with. Mustafa lied and would not put me on a connecting flight and said I had to pay penalty and wait 24 hours. Told me to go to customer service outside the airport and would not call them after I told him I was ready to pay for a connecting flight and could not wait 24 hours and needed to go to work. Even though an American citizen was told needed a visa after waiting 1 hour in line and had to pay to exit the airport. The machine didn't work and the credit card was refused. Got stuck at the airport for 24 hours and missed work and a family event. Turkey is a hell hole and nothing works. Will never visit again. Mustafa 6 hours later was still holding a grudge and told another customer service member in Turkish in front of me to lie to me and say there was no emergency aisle seat available for the flight the next day. Got an emergency aisle seat the next morning when Mustafa wasn't there. Everyone in the customer service team including other supervisors took Mustafa's side and would not help me and lied. Everyone had no compassion and held a grudge."
Pros: "Lending was excellent"
Cons: "Boarding and airplane age."
Cons: "boarding was chaos seats were tiny and food was abysmal"
Pros: "Crew was great, movie selections were good."
Cons: "No warning or info when we hit a lot of turbulence."
Pros: "The entertainment and toiletry handout with slippers was the only enjoyable event"
Cons: "It took 57 mins of checking my passport and boarding card at 3 stations while standing in line prior to. Boarding. We underwent screening upon entering the airport and at customs. This subjection to standing in the heat in 3 lines of additional checking was lunacy. The plane was nasty , no tissue or paper towel was available in the bathrooms. The one toilet was out of order prior to taking off 1 hour later than our scheduled departure time"
Cons: "I didn't received my luggage same day Ithat was not find it and I had to wait 4 days to get it"
Cons: "Crew seemed harried, and even ignored me at times."
Pros: "The flights attending."
Cons: "The waiting time for next flight."
Pros: "I love Turkish Airlines overall. Their bigger international airplanes have more leg room for a coach for longer flights. Crew were courteous and professional."
Pros: "Plane was clean. Good food, nice details. Nice variety of entertainment."
Cons: "Entertainment system stopped working with about 2.5 hours left in flight."
Pros: "Best long distance airline I have flown to date."
Pros: "Cabin crew was quite attentive."
Cons: "Boarding at Istanbul airport took a very long time and was not organized. Meal preference was not recorded properly, so there was a scramble to find me a vegetarian meal. Flight was pretty delayed."
Pros: "The food was good, the flight attendants were mostly friendly and normal."
Cons: "While the flight attendants and crew inside the airplane were all friendly and nice , I can't say that for the employees inside the airport!!! They are the WORST employees I've ever seen! Multiple times, when I was trying to ask for help, they barely made eye contact or rudely ignored me! I was shocked! Never have I ever seen airport employees act so rude! One girl even was half asleep when I went up to her to ask for directions. She just pointed to the direction and didn't even look at me or say anything ! Never again will I fly with Turkish airlines."
Pros: "Clean, efficient."
Cons: "Inexplicably, food choices ran out and the crew were basically like tough luck...no explanation, aporigins or anything. My fiance who didn't eat meat was left eating bread and crackers."
Pros: "The quality of service, food and beverage variety, entertainment selection, and overall aircraft condition were superb. From the fresh flowers in the toilet rooms to the selection of top shelf alcohol, it was all first class, and all of this in economy. People who have not flown them will be amazed."
Cons: "The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the aircraft was a Boeing 777 which is new, but less roomy than the Airbus A330."
Pros: "Great service, awesome crew, delicious food, wonderful entertainment. They know how to take care of the people!!! My favorite aorline so far !!"
Pros: "Loved the food!"
Cons: "Although I had a book and good seat-mate, the movie screens stopped working after a few minutes for about 80% of us on the flight. That made for a very long 11 hr flight. There was no apology made to those of us with broken screens. and for boarding, the Airport screens when from no gate to "GO TO GATE" and we all rushed there, some of us 2 hrs early. They put us through security where we were stuck with no available restrooms for nearly 2 hrs before our flight. There was no reason for the rush, and there really should have been bathrooms for us."
Pros: "The movie selection was great. Flight times were right on track. No unnecessary delays. Food was good too."
Cons: "The incredibly long layover. 9+ hours. We were all cramped in this incredibly small space like sardines. Please don't decrease seat space more! Very uncomfortable seats. I could not get my seat to recline at all. Service was very slow. Especially clean-up of food trays."
Pros: "Everything was really great!"
Pros: "Security checks in a narrow area serving several flights to the USA took way too long time to board"
Pros: "There was an amazing chef that specially made a meal for me since I am a vegetarian and there was not an option to order a vegetarian meal when I checked in."
Pros: "Great staff Best airline food"
Cons: "Nothing to not like"
Cons: "The food caused food poisining"
Pros: "It was a good flight, what one would expect from an airline. The crew came by the right amount with drinks, etc."
Cons: "I thought the boarding was a little irritating. They had a random extra security check at the gate, and the process made me laugh a little bit. I didn't see any value that this extra security was adding, and I'm all about extra security... just not this experience. On the other hand, the extra security was also very frustrating to me because my previous Turkish Airline flight had arrived late and boarding had already started before I even got off the first plane. I just wanted to get through the gate and be done considering the big rush the delayed flight caused. Also, part of the last meal served was salmon. There were no alternatives to non-seafood eaters, but they did have enough other food on the plate, which made the situation bearable."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seat room was small for me and hard to get comfortable. More leg room needed. Also Overhead compartments filled too fast and no room for my carry on."
Pros: "Comfort economy is a great option if you're lucky to get. Service, food, drinks and attention by the crew was great. Lot's of entertainment options."
Cons: "For some reason in Istanbul they don't give a plane a bridged gate, but take people by buses a lot. Interior was a bit outdated, and the USB sockets broken. 2 Hour delay wasn't great..."
Cons: "Actually we were denied at Istanbul to get on this flight because they said they have closed the gate,even if they knew we were coming with the transfer from budapest.after that they made us pay almost 900$ for a reboking fee in order to get us on the next flight,huge amount for a reboking fee which I am trying to get back at least half of my money,terrible experience,in Istanbul at the airport nobody wanted to help us,they don't speak english,I ended to pay almost 2500$ for me and my husband for the tickets"
Pros: "There was nothing enjoyable about this flight. I am re-thinking if I ever want to take another Turkish Airlines flight again. I gave them rave reviews on the flight from Chicago to Istanbul, could this possibly be the same airline?"
Cons: "Boarding process was chaotic and crowded. They should not be pushing a full plane load (777) through a tiny boarding area. By the time I got on the plane, all the overheads were full or overflowing. People were not being told to put one carry-on under the seat in front of them. The seats were the closest together I have experienced in a long time, probably since I flew Ryan Air. The spacing was totally inadequate for a flight that took 10.5 hours of flight time. We got stuck in a section with young children, and the inattention/poor behavior of the parents was ignored by the flight crew. Honestly, this was the WORST flight I have ever been on in my life and I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles over the past 40 years."
Pros: "great service, on time, good food and entertainment. Long haul flights are never fun but this was comfortable and pleasant"
Pros: "The plane, food and beverage service but especially the service from the flight crew far exceeded any expectations we had. We noticed the crew dealing with several difficult passengers around us and they maintained their calm demeanor and professionalism throughout the flight. I am also in the service industry and know what type of patience this takes. Your flight crew were exemplary through and through, bravo!"
Cons: "Our initial checkin was handled by a trainee in Chicago whom we told specifically that we were going to stay in Istanbul for one night on our way to Barcelona. She assumed that our final destination was Barcelona. But after verifying the tags on our luggage, I immediately told her that no, we were to spend one night in Istanbul as we had a performance (we're both musicians). Needless to say our luggage was not on the belt in Istanbul and after more than one hour we chased it down before it made it on the plane to BCN. Our tuxedos for our performance were in the suitcases and we were late for our performance in Istanbul. I will file a formal complaint with your company and I did save the luggage tags as proof. Unfortunately, this put us in a very stressful position, specifically after we had told your check in agent. The overall service was wonderful, however this check in agent truly needs a little more time and supervision before being allowed to check in passengers independently."
Pros: "I love everything"
Cons: "Same as the above feedback. Why couldn't Turkish notify us when our tickets were cancelled? Why does a persons entire itinerary is cancelled even if there are medical reasons for no show. Horrible experience."
Pros: "Flew from Athens to Chicago with a change of planes in Istanbul. Security was excellent. Flight crew very attentive."
Cons: "Luggage did not make the change of planes. Will receive the luggage in 3 - 4 days."
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Again, food and service were good. Entertainment options were sufficient."
Cons: "Once again issue with legroom, however, since this was a long flight, I had to find a row with an empty middle seat to be able to get through this flight."
Cons: "I've managed to book the seats that I really wanted for my parents; however the seats have been reasigned while boarding and they ended up in a row with less leg room."
Pros: "I loved the food and the movies that were available. Especially with such a long flight, it's good to be kept entertained"
Cons: "Space was a little tight, as well as the boarding process was not in order. Everyone was allowed to go in at once regardless of the group or where the seat was and that was a little frustrating."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Allow business passenger to use front bathroom."
Pros: "The plane size & comfort was excellent. The staff were very friendly"
Cons: "Bigger seats the new ones are way to narrow"
Cons: "When a bought my ticket, I had asked in the office about WiFi. They told me that you have WiFi on the plane. I had checked this information on KLM.com and saw the same, that you have WiFi. This was the reason, why a chose KLM! Then I tried to connected on board but I couldn’t! WiFi was not available. Crew told me that they don’t know anything about it! I was disappointed and angry."
Cons: "When its rain we shouldn’t walk to the air plain"
Pros: "15 years ago I told myself not to fly Delta anymore. But these 2 flights Detroit to Amsterdam and back changed my mind. I enjoyed the flight very much and I'm looking forward to the next one."
Pros: "The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good."
Cons: "The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable"
Cons: "Information on arrival time was not correct"
Pros: "Good amount of space on the plane, lots of movies to watch, good food and drink."
Pros: "Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles."
Pros: "Excellent crew, good food & movie selection."
Pros: "The aircraft"
Cons: "No overbooking next time!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."
Pros: "KLM never disappoints, the cabin crew was extremely kind and helpful!. The food was great, nice leg room in regular economy class, thousands of movies and tv shows...it was great!"
Cons: "Well there was a LOT of turbulence but no one can control the weather and shout out to the pilot for giving us such a smooth landing a rough weather!"
Cons: "Don’t be late"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Pros: "Food, entertainment and crew was exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Seats not great for such a long flight."
Pros: "Cabin facilities"
Cons: "They didn’t bring one of my bags"
Cons: "The website I booked on and the Delta phone line on the printed ticket said that I had baggage when it turns out that I did not according to the check in staff and they made me pay."
Pros: "Smooth and faster than expected trip. I felt free to get up and walk around on this long flight. Food was good. I sat in seat with extra leg room for the first time and it was worth it"
Pros: "Economy comfort was very nice, food decent, plenty of toilets to avoid overcrowding, and good entertainment selection."
Cons: "I have ordered Wheelchair for my parents which one of my parent didn't get it on Mumbai Airport. When they arrived on Amsterdam Netherlands Airport they were dropped to the gate assigned first and once the gate changed on the fly no body came to help them moving to the new gate assigned which was far away to walk. Nobody even came to tell them that the gate has been changed. It was because of my father's alertness they didn't miss the connecting flight and when my father asked help to members on airport none of them helped my parents and other 4 co passengers which also were on wheel chairs. It was so scary experience for them that they asked me not to book any more flights with Jet Airways. I won't recommend Jet Airways to any of my friends for their parents to travel to USA. I strongly recommend you guys to take a strict action against this. This is so unacceptable."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Nice that wine was served without charge."
Cons: "Announcements from the cockpit were hard to hear. Food has been better in past."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "Still waiting to board after missing this connection had to be booked on another airline"
Cons: "Very slow service at checkin, was not even available when I arrived at the airport"
Pros: "Easy flight; loved the crew and their friendly customer service. Great food, kept everyone hydrated and fed."
Cons: "The movie options, as well as music and TV options were limited. There were no electrical outlets."
Pros: "The boarding was easy and you didn't have to wait inline for that long"
Cons: "KLM needs to upgrade the entertainment. It was very hard to see the images on the screen. The planes that KLM uses are old and they sure need to be upgraded."
Cons: "Nothing good to say about this flight. The plane was old with no entertainment. The sits where very compact and not comfortable at all. The food was a sweet bread and water. The flight attendants were rushing and will take a while if you needed anything. I felt like I was taking a bus with graffiti all over the place."
Pros: "Good service onboard, good food. On time."
Pros: "I got some rest"
Cons: "unable to charge my phone or watch movies"
Pros: "Good Experience"
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, Flight on time....just a regular service and plane"
Cons: "Terminal 3 Manchester is not worth staying longer then necessary, loud music, crowded....old"
Cons: "Missing wheel chairs swrvice lounge far away no food option just lame klm tipique"
Pros: "Just great crew."
Cons: "Not comfortable at all and will not book KLM again."
Pros: "Pretty basic one hour flight so there's not much to complain about or praise about. I got some sleep which was good."
Cons: "The crew had their general Dutch aloofness on form. Chatted to one of the stewardesses in Dutch up until she saw I had a British passport then she decided she could only speak English to me."
Pros: "The cabin crew were pretty good. That's about all that was good."
Cons: "I paid almost $400 for upgraded seats. When I got to the airport-- no seats-- both ways!! i didn't even have regular seat assignments. I had to choose from the last few seats available. The ticket agent, the gate agent and the cabin crew all did nothing to make up for the fact that their system screwed up and stuck me in a cramped coach seat in the back of the plane for 11 hours-- TWICE! Beyond that, KLM must have one of the oldest fleets in the sky. Both ways LAX->AMS->LAX, I was on a 30-35 year old 747 with no wifi, no power and a ten-year-old entertainment system. Never again."
Pros: "The flight was very good, specially considering it was a daylight one. Staff was friendly and servicial. Tue food was above the industry's average."
Cons: "OLD plane without comfort or entertainment"
Pros: "Of the multiple international airlines I recently flew with, I would have to say KLM was by far the best. Relaxing atmosphere, comfortable seating, great in-flight entertainment, although I have the go-go in-flight data/entertainment plan with t-mobile (highly recommended), the flight included a decent selection of movies, television programs, etc. The food far exceeded typical "airline quality," even for an international flight - and included a fabulous little snack box with locally sourced gourmet and specialty items such as chocolate from Belgium, fine cheeses from France, and crackers from England. Drinks = gratis, and crew was exceptionally attentive and went out of their way to make flight as pleasant as possible."
Cons: "Not only was there free food but they tried to sell you a bunch of stuff. Not a moments piece."
Pros: "They were awesome."
Pros: "The staff were friendly and all smiles. Seats were comfortable and we had a quick, smooth flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. The breakfast supplied was an egg and mayonnaise sandwich plus a drink, which seemed about right and very Dutch in character."
Cons: "It was rainy and necessary to walk outside to access the plane; the staff should give their customers a heads-up so that jackets can be donned. Additionally, the check-in queue seemed rather sluggish."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, and the food was better than the usual KLM fare."
Cons: "The "new" seats were hard and uncomfortable. Avoid any kinds of seats near the bathroom in a configuration with 3 abreast next to the windows. The "aisle" seat is essentially a "waiting area" for the rest room."
Pros: "The constant supply of food that was offered to you. The crew was nice and always helpful."
Cons: "The process of boarding in Amsterdam was not organized and felt more stressful than it needed to be."
Pros: "Short, comfortable flight. Nothing special. Got us where we needed to be without incident."
Cons: "Nothing. This is filler text to meet the min. characters."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "The space is no longer a respectful space. Paid 32 Euros for my seat, there was not enough space, the man beside me kept jabbing me on the ribs."
Pros: "They flew full speed to catch up with the delays."
Cons: "Departure was scheduled with one hour delay. When everyone was boarded they mentioned a leaking toilet. It took them 1,5 hours to disable the toilet. In the mean time, no drinks, no snacks, nothing. So we should depart at 18:00 but it became 19:30. Our first drinks and meal was no earlier then 21:00. The crew should have anticipated better that the technical problem would at least take one hour and give everyone a drink at least."
Pros: "The fact that I was not able to fly due to ethiad trying to make extra money was something I will Never forget"
Cons: "No airline has ever treated me this poorly. I hope this never happens ever again to anyone"
Cons: "I'm not picky with food but the Food was extremely bad tasting and at best tastelesss. That should never be served Anywhere! It was so bad that the first thing I did in O'hare is eat a meal, it never happened to me on an international trip. Drinks (soda and coffe) were limited and there was a shortage in them. Entertainment system was not working Plane was packed, spaces very tight"
Pros: "For a 15 hour flight out was fine. The food is good."
Cons: "Bathroom lines were usually long. Appears a few were not working."
Pros: "Surprised that they have stopped giving the little toiletry packages"
Pros: "I liked everything but I still could not find out if I was getting credit on the frequent flyer sustem"
Pros: "Decent airline food, good entertainment options, pleasant and patient crew members"
Cons: "Crowded flight, marginally comfortable seats, meals served at weird times"
Cons: "The seats were cramped, small compared to the flight I took from JFK to Abu Dhabi. Again, The boarding was delayed and no announcements were made. I am saying this despite I prefer Etihad for my international flights. This time the experience was lame."
Cons: "Carry on baggage space was very limited, or passengers were allowed to take more than they should. Also, the sitting and boarding at the Abu Dhabi airport was very insufficient for a full flight."
Pros: "The crew and the entertainment"
Cons: "Food was terrible , the plane is old seats are really small"
Pros: "Timings r good"
Cons: "Service bad no comfort In the flight means congestion in seats"
Cons: "Same type of food. They ran out dinner so served the previous entree. Turn the crew light on for water. No air hostesses showed up."
Pros: "The staff was outstanding. The plane was older and looked it."
Cons: "The food was just barely edible. The choice of movies was pathetic. If it hadn't been for the staff this would have been an unacceptable experience."
Cons: "Cramed. Bad food. NO CONTROL ON SIZE OF LUGGAGE ALLOWED IN CABIN"
Pros: "Timings good."
Cons: "Wheel chair assistance very poor, I suffered a lot."
Cons: "Food could have been spaced out more evenly during the flight. First meal came out like 3 or 4 hours into the flight, second meal came out like 8 or 9 hours after that"
Pros: "In flight service and amenities"
Cons: "Long layover"
Pros: "Overall flight experience was good, but the ground staff need to be more real time responsive and should own responsibility."
Cons: "My baggage is still missing and no one is responding to number presented on the sheet in Chicago, very bad. Please get my baggage to me and be kind to the customers in aftermath of the services."
Cons: "Terrible food. Couldn't care less crew."
Cons: "The flight is a 777 or 787. This is the flight has cramped up legroom in economy. It's a 17 hour flight and the aircraft is not comfortable at all in economy. The food is a hot or a miss. They have 3 items on the menu but chances are by the time they get to you they run out of the non veg options and you are stuck eating dal and pulav. Flight attendants on the flight were okay, not super helpful if you are traveling in economy"
Cons: "Hair was served in the food and the etihad airlines did not do anything other than offer a mere 10k goodwill miles and said even that they don't do but we're doing me a favor by doing so. I would never travel again on this airline ever."
Cons: "I mention below."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Seats are very narrow and uncomfortable. The seat cushion doesn't provide much 'cushion'. Some other competitor airlines have much better seats."
Pros: "On time / shedule ahead departure or arrival."
Cons: "Seating arrangement."
Cons: "Food. Not served according to the menu. Kochi to Abu Dhabi -vegetarian. Abu Dhabi to Chicago __vegetarian no options. -Vegetarian food not tasty.At last before landing in Chicago some non veg."
Cons: "There was a bad odor of the bathroom, also I asked a blanket from the crew, then after 20 minutes I got it. Also the little rude dealing from the one of the crew. Little islamic programs"
Cons: "Food was too salty! Crew needs to be more helpful if passengers are non English speaking; they could show them how to stretch the chair and pull it up while eating. Crew could also ask passengers what kind of movies or entertainment they like and show them how to operate!"
Cons: "They took close to one hour to check us in and give us boarding pass. Once it was delayed, with no time to get things in time for security and boarding we had to rush with two kids. Although there was one checked bag allowed for infant according to the reservations they charged us 100$ for additional bag. Despite them delaying the Check in process they said if I don't pay for the checked bag I will miss my flight. This is becoming more and more of a problem with American Airlines and looks like Etihad cares less for this and they simply told me in Chicago that it was American Airlines issue and not theirs! This is totally frustrating and I will avoid American Airlines connections And future flights with Etihad as well. International travelers watch out for connections with American Airlines."
Pros: "Emigration and customs at Abu Dhabi"
Cons: "Leg room between seats are too small and in flight service was not good"
Cons: "Wheelchair facility should be prompt. we had to wait for an hour to get it.. Also it is not that spacious.."
Pros: "I thought the food was awesome, and not just for airline food. The vegetarian that I had was excellent. Crew was very friendly and helpful, plane was clean, seats comfortable. On the long flight we were all supplied (even in economy!) earplugs, a neck pillow, blanket and earphones. Everyone has their own little screen and the TV and movie selections were good, like having cable TV in the air, but no commercials."
Cons: "The ear plugs looked pretty cheesy, but I had my own and never actually tried them. I could always use more legroom, but that is a standard complaint I have with all airlines."
Pros: "Ground staff was good"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "On flight, the staff seemed to care little for even the smallest of request. On a 15 hr flight from Abu Dabhi to Chicago, I asked twice for coffee, once for juice and once for sandwich, and each time the staff told me to wait, once they were busy, once they were going to serve food in 45 minutes and once the sandwich was put away (I repeat, "put away"). My wife asked for mango juice, and they said, they do not have any left, they only had apple and orange juice. Within 10 min when they replenished the cart, they had mango juice. It seems that they were just plain lazy to do even to cater to the smallest request."
Pros: "Boarding, departure and arrival was on time. Check in staff very helpful."
Pros: "I was actually very sick on my 15 hour flight, no idea what it was, maybe bad food. The staff ensured that I had water, crackers and even had medication that saved me from the most miserable stomach pains I've ever had. Thank you again!"
Cons: "The guy in front of me reclined and I couldn't even use my tray at all. Had to hold me food and drinks in my hand. Unbelievable!!!!!! Horrible experience."
Pros: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Cons: "The crew especially in business class were rude to others. We had an infant and the crew had no milk. the food options for baby was bad."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful and entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Food can be better and limited access to WiFi (free) would be great. It was too expensive per flight."
Pros: "Everything else."
Cons: "In other wise excellent service, carry on bag size policy is not practical, Please keep it similar to other airlines. Please don't expect us to get a separate bag size to fly on Etihad. This one headache which could remove Etihad from our future travel consideration."
Cons: "The nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around during the nine hour delay. The lack of information and run around once we landed and got our bags, were rebooked on new flights, were given hotel/food vouchers."
Cons: "They could not deliver my bags to the destination.. And chose to say all.my 4 bags were with customs.. The flight was delayed by 8 hrs and the way they handled the passengers was pathetic.. None showed any concern. They did not provide food during the wait time.. Every one just refers to go to some other person and no one answers.. This was the case for all the passengers.. I really hated to travel with them..they could not even give proper connecting flights after the delay despite stressing. I had call them and confirm my tickets after I was actually given a ticket in the airport.. I wasted 2 hrs and found that they gave me 2 diff flight for me an my wife despite me asking them.. And finally they told it was done.. Next day I try to check in and AA says there is no ticket.. I call etihad again, they booked to some other destination.. Had to change.. My travel with etihad was really very agonizing.. The food was even worse.. They judge u when u ask for non veg.. They said we take u guys don't eat non veg!!!! Pathetic crew..."
Cons: "Bad food choice for meals. Poor boarding sequence. Parking aircraft on cargo Area and then using buses to move passengers to the terminal at Abu Dhabi. Older planes compared to the new A380 on Emirates. Poor crew performance (not keeping up with the cleaniness of restrooms). 9 hour overlay at Abu Dhabi and no meal or other voucher."
Pros: "1. Good food with healthy options. 2. Clean bathrooms and always kept up 3. Polite and accommodating staff"
Cons: "1. Entertainment system is a dinosaur. Touch screens could be lot more responsive or please make the entertainment system a BYOD model - I'll bring my own tablet, etc. 2. The seat spacing between seats and between rows could slightly increase. I do know that airlines are constantly trying to keep prices low by increasing the number of passengers...but I believe there is room for a little bit of compromise there. The spacing now is only a tad bit roomier than a domestic flight...that seems a bit too greedy by the airlines."
Pros: "I will never fly with Etihad in the future. My bag was delayed for 7 days and the only retribution I will receive is about $100 from Etihad. The airline is almost impossible to reach since they have extremely limited hours in their baggage claims dept and it took about 5 days before they even located my bag. It was another 2 days before I actually received my bag."
Cons: "Rude staff"
Pros: "Spacious seats Decent service and staff"
Pros: "Air Berlin crew and plan were great"
Cons: "The terminal at TXL was outdated. We had to go through passport control to "enter Germany" unnecessarily between connecting international flights. Once in the gate area, there was not enough places to sit. People were sitting on the floor like animals."
Pros: "they only provided food coupons expecting us to run around enquiry tables in strange placeto find our way out to chicago. ultimately with 6hours delay we were able to reach our destiny with out our baggages in a new place."
Cons: "its past 3days since we reached Chicago with no fault of our we didn't get our checked in baggage."
Pros: "The crew was nice. Service was excellent."
Cons: "The upholstery can be improved."
Cons: "Water to drink during flight."
Cons: "1 hr delay in departure from Lusaka. Plastic cutlery was difficult to eat with. More frequent water/drinks during the flight (or water bottles instead of little cups) would have been appreciated. Movie options were not as great as other airlines."
Cons: "The toilets were filthy. The tv touch screens didn’t work"
Pros: "Food and drink was good."
Cons: "Every single flight (4 total) took off late and even caused us to miss a connection. On the way to Madrid from Entebbe, my luggage was mislabeled and sent to London and now is completely lost. It has been two days of a trip of having no clothes, shoes, or toiletries other than what I had on my person. And I have yet to hear from anyone with Ethiopian Airlines, only representatives from Madrid airport."
Cons: "Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!"
Cons: "The delay time was too much for no proper reason"
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable"
Pros: "Way more leg room than I expected. The crew was very nice, the announcements were made in 3 languages, which was nice for the non-Amharic speakers!"
Cons: "Boarding in Lomé took a long time, which I believe made us a little later at the airport. Not sure if that is something fixable or not"
Cons: "1. Make duty free shopping possible. My daughter, that I was traveling withl, loved some jewellery l wanted to buy for her but it was not possible because a credit card purchase was impossible. 2. Provide entertainment on board. Flight from Lusaka to Addis was excellent. But nothing to Nairobi"
Pros: "Excellent service and on time performance."
Cons: "stuck in the plane with no AC for 2h serve twice the same chicken hot hot hot plane arrived in the middle of the night travelling with a baby"
Pros: "luggage take time to receive , over 1 h"
Cons: "luggage tale long time to receive"
Pros: "On time. Service and culture"
Pros: "Ease to select seats on line The flight was a little delayed but they got me to my connecting flight on time at Addis Ababa. Good on board service"
Pros: "Very comfortable airline with enough leg room.The crew were very professional and nice."
Cons: "2 separate incidents. One, a fight between passengers at ththe check in desk that spilled over before staff could resolve incident. Then at security, after immigration, no cues. Minimal staff overseeing the process. No organization. Early"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and the food served was cool"
Cons: "The turbulent"
Pros: "Good crew, service."
Cons: "I chose a seat with no one in my row (because I knew the flight would not be full) and yet somehow two others got assigned to my row after. There was no need to cram us all into one row when the whole plane was empty!"
Pros: "Good service in the plane"
Cons: "In Lomé ground crew are horrible and asking for bribes including the supervisor."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants and desk staff that were not trained to do check in well. No entertainment available."
Cons: "The plane was shaking everywhere thought I was gonna die"
Cons: "No Wifi at Lome gate. I don't understand why there is no wifi in West African airports."
Pros: "Everything..state of the earth big jet..smootflight..very nice crew...hard like 3 bottles of white wine..very surprised that Ethiopian airlines can perform marvelously well..will continue flying them"
Pros: "Auto-adjusting windows"
Cons: "Understaffed. The plane looked and felt old. Food was sub-par."
Pros: "The staff assistance Kosher food was great"
Cons: "Overhead baggage compartment was taken over by cups and stuff"
Pros: "Like the online check in and quick bag drop at the aiport"
Cons: "Food could have been much better with less processed foods"
Pros: "Plenty of meal service quick boarding process"
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Cons: "Bad plane flight was cancelled. Horrible experience."
Pros: "Am very impressed with the service, and punctuality. The crew are friendly, helpful and respectful. I love the airline operating timeline of leaving Nigeria and getting to US same day. Also the fare is very reasonable. Advertise more, let people know u Pls enhance and expand ur Advertisment among nigerians. Am already spreading d good news among our friends and colleagues. Ethiopian Airline is d way to go"
Cons: "It took too long for d luggages to come out. Pls improve on it"
Pros: "The staff where so dedicated. The food was very real and crunchy. Go for the beef instead of chicken. I had both. Was a ten hr flight."
Cons: "The fact that they write your card details carelessly on a pierce of paper when making an inflight purchase. Should be swipe and all done. No need writing those sensitive data down."
Pros: "The flight service"
Cons: "The food was good"
Pros: "crew was okay on board."
Cons: "delays, delays and no answers about the schedule from anyone. poor food, poor entertainment. the plane was small, crowded and a disguising smell all over."
Pros: "1) On time"
Cons: "1) Food from Lusaka to Lilongwe was poor. Just sandwithes and drinks 2) Small bumpy, noisy plane from Lusaka to Lilongwe 3) No entertainment"
Pros: "Everything was great. The seats were comfortable. The crew was awesome! They provided us singular care and 10 hours flights did not seem too long! Entertainment was outstanding."
Cons: "Crew was not friendly and seemed to ignore my requests. Seat was not comfortable. Food was okay."
Pros: "Every thing include the crew members ."
Cons: "The flight was good"
Cons: "Delays, Delays, Delays, 2 hours late !!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "hospitality food beverages"
Cons: "duty free sales were very limited"
Pros: "The crew were all very friendly and welcoming."
Cons: "The food options need to be more varied."
Cons: "My luggage was lost"
Pros: "Impressive crew attendants and courteous ."
Cons: "Maybe landing was not too smooth"
Pros: "It's very nice flying with them. I will again fly with them"
Cons: "The food was horrible. My TV didn't work and although I asked for it to be reset several times, the crew kept forgetting. The flight was supposed to be 9 hours, but we left late and it was 11+ hours. I understand things happen, but the crew gave no explanation for the delay or elongated flight. Last, but not least, when we landed in Newark we waited 2 hours for our luggage to come out. We landed at 9:50pm and didn't receive our baggage until 11:50pm. My friend and I were not even the last to get our bags. Overall this was the worst flight experience I've ever had."
Cons: "- terrible food and no snacks provided - Crew was inattentive and did not monitor passengers e.g. standing when seatbelt light is on - bathrooms were rarely cleaned on 18 hour flight - poor air circulation"