Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Gate change confusion unnecessary"
Cons: "No need for improvement"
Cons: "It was cold and the blankets got collected 45 minutes before arriving. Well, we had to wait 30 more minutes to get to a gate and I was freezing!"
Pros: "first time on Emirates and its just so much better than anything else under all points of view"
Cons: "vegetarian options"
Cons: "So many people were ill near me and the 14 hours of journey was crazy with such curcumstances around you.Those people should not have allowed to board"
Pros: "All good."
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"
Cons: "Food was bland, repetitive (poor choice and variety) Crew was unwelcoming. Had to ask multiple times for water, soda and also take away plates I have travelled emirates before so this flight was bad compared to previous experiences"
Cons: "Would like to put my feet up in front of me."
Cons: "Zero opportunity for refund or rescheduling. Response: 'Sorry for your misfortune but no refund is available since you used a third party ."
Pros: "Loved every moment!"
Cons: "Movie selection terrible."
Pros: "Nice airplane"
Cons: "Snub crews"
Pros: "Thanks to the nice lady who gave up an Aisle seat so I could sit next to my daughter."
Cons: "Other people's kids are wiggly and annoying, and there were many! Not a seat empty in the huge plane. PThe staff did as best they could under the circumstances. But 17 hours of crowds are hard to take. Very rough landing, which I wouldn't mention except that I've had several on Emirates lately."
Cons: "Emirates should have contacted me about my missing bag which they didn't contact me yet. Not sure where my bag is as of now"
Pros: "The movie selections, and really nice lighting on board."
Pros: "Good but not great."
Pros: "The AirBus A380 plane is amazing! Really great movie options too - almost too much choice."
Cons: "They randomly chose us to conduct a carryon bag search, which is fine. But they also randomly chose 100 other passengers and there wasn't enough information or staff to do this random check efficiently. Hence, we were more than an hour delayed."
Pros: "Everything was on point."
Cons: "Hard to hear the announcements."
Pros: "adequate leg space,to stretch and walk around"
Pros: "Good staff"
Pros: "Same comments as above."
Cons: "Only problem was lots of children running around, screaming, and generally causing commotion. Some Parents did not attempt to calm their children. Might be worth seating families with young children together so they don't disturb older travelers to"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "You have an outstanding staff: friendly, accommodating, and professional. Clean and comfortable planes."
Pros: "Seat comfort Free booze"
Cons: "The fat guy farting in front of me"
Cons: "I was treated differently, because, I bought my ticket from Kayak and not directly from Emirates."
Pros: "The New York office was good enough to call and get the necessary information from me, Yet, in the end I had to call many times to locate the whereabouts of the missing bag."
Cons: "Emirates did not offer to deliver it to my house."
Pros: "As expected"
Pros: "Getting off the plane after 24 hours of nonstop crying children"
Pros: "Efficient, clean, friendly"
Pros: "Aircraft cleanliness staff everything."
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Internet was bad and slow despite i paid its price.. luggage take so long.. the bar on the 2nd floor can better be accessed with a paid fees and not enclosed for a certain seat level."
Pros: "i will be recommending Emirates to ally my friends which will ever be able to use them"
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "No Tamil movies"
Pros: "Nothing much to complain about"
Cons: "Shuttters always closed"
Pros: "Easy booking, seat availability, massive music library."
Pros: "I liked how friendly the staff was and that they do not nickle and dime you for everything."
Cons: "The lack of legroom in Economy."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "time delay at Dubai Airport"
Cons: "When at the Dubai plane got delayed for 3 hours they did not make the announcement and nobody knew what is going on. That main man at the counter did it behaves the way they should. More then 3 hours delay with 500 people have lots of questions. Need to answer with lot of patients. The manger behavior was not appropriate with one lady with the kids."
Pros: "The attendants were great at keeping the cabin clean and were very goo with the kids. Loads of activities and unexpected surprises that really pleased my kids."
Cons: "More regular offerings of drinks."
Pros: "Hospitable crew. Good food options.Clean space."
Pros: "Crew was very professional and helpful"
Cons: "Everything met or exceeded my expectations."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, had an emergency exit seat."
Pros: "Arriving on Time"
Pros: "I didn't fly throw the Kenyan airlines because they kept delaying my flight time and they want to spend 24 hours at the airport because of my wife is passports is not american passport, so I had to change the flight , the worst experience ever in my flight life"
Pros: "Crew is great and friendly. Plane comfortable and clean."
Cons: "Boarding in Harare was a little delayed. No explanation or information was provided. Food on board : a bun and a muffin were provided for breakfast. No butter or jam or honey or chesse. Most unimaginative meal."
Cons: "The food portions were disappointing."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable for a 14 hour flight. One meal was served 1 hour before landing, Need for more drinks and food during a 14 hour flight. Flight was held at gate for 45 minutes before takeoff without explanation. Luggage was not transferred from a connecting flight."
Pros: "Seats were very crowded. A few more inches would have made it excellent. Overhead luggage storage was tiny."
Cons: "Flight on time, cheap and lovely crew"
Pros: "The crew is helpful."
Cons: "The boarding system needs to be improved and be conducted in an orderly manner. Leaving on time seems to be impossible. Keeping time should be looked into."
Pros: "Crew was amazing! Elvis smelled good!!!"
Pros: "Amazing crew comfortable seats"
Cons: "Entertainment no outlet to charge phones"
Pros: "I liked everything about this trip"
Pros: "Crew efficient and eager to please. Generous with food and drink."
Cons: "Some seats had damaged entertainment equipment. One seat had a damaged USB charging port. We just used the one from the next seat. Another had a damaged remote control for the entertainment system. Still usable via touch though."
Cons: "It was really great flying with them"
Pros: "Smooth and comfortable flight!"
Cons: "Crew should take diversity training, they tend to treat white people better than people of color. Also this flight was delayed and communication was poor, no crew were on sight during the time on ground! The selection of movies was so poor. KQ is really a stingy airline, 15 hrs flight and no amenity kit! Smh"
Pros: "Airline and service"
Cons: "Asked for a window or aisle seat and wasnt given"
Pros: "Food and entertainment was good"
Cons: "90 minute wait after planned takeoff time for ‘customs’, and three different passport checks after I was already inside the international terminal at Nairobi."
Pros: "Flight went on smoothly"
Cons: "Food needs improvement"
Pros: "staff crew on the plane were very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "food portions are too small and movies selections. most movies were very old"
Pros: "The plane is nice with wonderful amenities. The flight was on time even though departure was 1 hour late. The price is great."
Cons: "The staff did not care. They caused many of the delays, exasperated many customers, and slept during the flight instead of tending to the needs of passengers. If you're prepared to take care of yourself, the price and speed may be too hard to pass."
Cons: "My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help"
Cons: "I was not offered blankets from the onset."
Cons: "Needs to improve a lot, so far one of the worst catering services ever faced."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, smooth flight, good service on board"
Cons: "Did not care for insect spraying, limited entertainment / movie choices."
Pros: "Te time of te flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and the plane air conditioning didn’t work when we boarded the plane."
Pros: "On board movie selection is good, however could be a bit larger."
Cons: "Security services in Harare were awful, almost missed the flight because they were looking for a screw driver in my bag, which happened to be my ink pen... No apologies, nor help."
Pros: "Comfortable seating"
Cons: "Food was bad"
Pros: "The flight services were good but with two major horrible issues:"
Cons: "1. It took almost one week after my arrival to trace my checked-in baggage. Horrible indeed. Moreover, the baggage contained my medications and other valuables which I needed on ongoing basis! Very disappointing! 2. Despite being charged for the full fare as indicated online, Kenya Airways charged my debit card an additional fee of $31.19. I thought the amount that I had paid to KAYAK was final? I will NEVER dare use such a travel agent engine again in future!"
Pros: "after 5 hours of waiting when there was no boarding started at boarding gate we came to know that flight is dealyed by 7 more hours. They provided hotel but it took 3 hours for us to clear immigration and reached hotel and after 1 hours they came to pick us back. there was no support from airlines staff and we were at won. Hotel was just waste because we just use for one hour in 12 hours delay."
Cons: "Flight is always delayed"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Broken, dirty toilet on board. No control of how much hand luggage bought on board. Broken seats. Dirty."
Cons: "Lack of professionalism,people standing and others had taken luggage space in the plane."
Pros: "Crew were solid overall but felt they are not yet at the highest standards of service in terms of friendliness"
Cons: "Entertainment system required every movie to have an intro about Kenya which when switching items became v repetitive"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, good entertainment, good food and lovely crew"
Pros: "Barely made it to boarding through Security as I was late being the only passenger delayed yet the staff were so understanding and patient enough to wait on me as before closing the boarding gate. great Customer service."
Pros: "Late arrival Nairobi. missed flight"
Cons: "Late arrival Nairobi. missed flight"
Pros: "Overall it was fine. However there were some downsides..."
Cons: "One of our bags didn't make it. Also, the plane left late for some reason. We weren't sure why they didn't start letting us board sooner. Finally, the airport in Nairobi is dangerous when early morning planes arrive. Arriving passengers who are in transit are ushered down an escalator where they are pushed into one another because of a security line backup...yet the escalator just keeps bringing more people. This happened to us in Nairobi in the early morning of July 26 and again in the early morning of August 2. I feared someone would be trampled or hurt."
Pros: "New planes. Good airport, on time. Staff is very friendly all good. No complaints"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "My travel itinerary was one with long layover times. Thank you Kenya, Airways for allowing the day use of your lounge areas for a fee. Got some sleep, a wonderful Turkey Lunch on Christmas Day, before my connecting flight to Guangzhou. Smooth Short field landing and take off in the 787-8. No rattling sounds during landing and take off so the Plane must have also been new. Kudos!!"
Cons: "Suffered with the unattended toilets. Food for thought, could the toliets on flights be designated according to gender? toilet seat was always covered in sprayed urine( which I wiped clean every time before sitting and using the toilets, made several trips during the 9 hour flight. Hand Soap run out at some point."
Pros: "I was surprised at how good the food was. Really surprised to run into someone I knew from a previous trip to Kenya. She was assisting a handicapped person, so don't know if she worked for Kenya Airways or the airport. Unfortunately, there was no time to talk."
Cons: "Food was terrible throughout Seat was tight"
Pros: "Even though the flight was delayed, I still made it to the airport in a reasonable time."
Cons: "The headphone jack in my seat had a broken jack in it and I wasn't able to enjoy the in flight entertainment"
Pros: "My flight was delayed for 7 of hours. However, the airline communicated prior to departure and also provided us with hotel voucher. I missed my connecting flight to Francis town hence Kenya Airways provided me with a voucher to a hotel in Gaborone and I was able to travel the next day. I am grateful for the efficient communication and services provided by KQ."
Cons: "First of all, my flight had no option to plug my cellphone, there was no TV screen and no WiFi.. they served some loaf of bread cut in half with some spices inside and called it dinner! But the most disappointing thing is the fact is that they LOST BOTH OF MY LUGGAGE BAGS, and the most they could offer me is $50 compensation (my belongings worth thousands of dollars) And even this I would have to claim from my “home country” which is completely unreasonable as my home country isn’t the one lost my luggage, the airlines had! Beyond shocked, disappointed and aggravated, this was my first time flying this airlines and I promise you it’s the last. Won’t recommend to anyone."
Pros: "The food, air crew respectful and dedicated to duty"
Cons: "Everything was perfectly ok"
Cons: "First safety"
Pros: "i could not contact momodo not in e-mail, telephone or chat momodo was real bad with solving problems and i will not recommend you with any way"
Pros: "wery slow working."
Cons: "The fod. Never Etiopian again."
Cons: "Everything was great!!"
Cons: "Plane was very very old"
Cons: "Could have a better seat like 30A on Boieng 387-8 Quantity of food should be improved Quality of food should be improved"
Cons: "Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight."
Cons: "Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order."
Pros: "nothing really"
Cons: "entertainment system only played audio out of one ear, small selection of movies, flight departed late and gate changed"
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "We were delayed for extremely long"
Pros: "The ravioli was great, some of the other food was not great. Otherwise, the flight was easy."
Cons: "More entertainment options, the movies and TV shows offered are not varied or very good."
Pros: "Not much, actually."
Cons: "None of the air stewardess has a smile on their face when talking to or serving passengers. I’m not sure they know how to engage with passengers in a friendly way. My entertainment screen wasn’t working. After resetting, it took them an hour to inform me that I could move to another seat if I wanted to, as they couldn’t resolve the problem with the screen. The food lacked in flavour and the sausage served for breakfast was undercooked."
Cons: "The delay was too much"
Cons: "There was no entertainment. Breakfast was standard"
Cons: "Plane didn’t hold, even though I would have made it if they waited 10 minutes, and surely they knew I was coming from a delayed flight caused by Ethiopian and left anyways. Now have to take 3 extra flights and will miss a train at my final destination."
Pros: "I liked they way how did they respect time ( punctual). They were so nice with passengers."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Poor communication on boarding gate for business class Aircraft and business seat just medium Food quite as fast-food service"
Pros: "Nightmare , I am separated from my baggage since 28/Feb. until now and the airline is incapable of providing the real status of my baggage."
Pros: "Amazingly smooth flight and landing."
Pros: "The overall work ethics and the ease of boarding was awesome as well as time line, for hotel transfer due to layoff time was also excellent"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "They overbooked and pushed us to later flight, later flight boarded late, on run way 2 hours, plane maintenance issue so changed aircraft—supposed to arrive 1:30pm, arrived after 10pm, gate agent erased reservation adding frequent flyer number so my seat was given to someone else and I sat finally in last row by toilet instead of with my family—then no one can find record of my return flight and Ethiopian contact number impossible to reach. Truly awful experience. I have no idea if I will have seat on return flight."
Cons: "comfort of the seats. the made the flight early to 0730 am and still serving lunch at 0830 in the morning. All was bad"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Check in was a joke in Dublin, only 22 pax and they did a full team talk to start despite everyone bein there. In LAX they parked the plane in the middle of no where, and waited 30 mins before debark started, as the plane was so far away the terminal it took an hour for the bags. Food was horrible on both flights"
Pros: "The food served is awesome and sufficient. The flights are comfortable and the crew are friendly. My luggage came right on time and was properly handled"
Cons: "Well there was no entertainment in the flight. That is it"
Cons: "The headphones weren’t working and boarding at Addis was very poor. They should have more personal when checking before the Gates"
Pros: "Loved having traditional ethiopian food"
Cons: "One flight attendant condescending but she seemed to disappear after takeoff and the other ladies were excellent"
Pros: "Modern aircraft, good fleet in general"
Cons: "Shabby interior, boarding at Bole. Bole airport needs drastic expansion."
Cons: "The security line was very long and one security monitor check person was holding up the line - taking her time. Even the othe security people at the gate were trying to push her along. Most of the people getting on this flight had a short layover time. Escape ially with the previous flight being late."
Pros: "The hospitality"
Pros: "The aircraft was brand new so everything was great"
Pros: "The flight service"
Cons: "The food was good"
Pros: "Every thing include the crew members ."
Pros: "Great service! Friendly and on time!"
Cons: "A mother was put off the plane with her infant because she didn't carry a ticket. Was brought back on at some point we must have a heart no excuses"
Pros: "aircraft was clean and excellent condition, crew friendly"
Cons: "pre flight information unclear, changing gates and unorganized boarding could be improved."
Cons: "I was suppose to stay on the flight in Hong Kong to continue to Ethiopia and they never made an announcement. I had a seat with a TV that did not work and it took over 30 mins for a flight attendant to respond."
Cons: "On both flights. From Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa and from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv my seat would not recline. These were night flights and the seat in front of me did recline. so it was a very unpleasent experiance"
Pros: "They need to make the seating more comfortable especially with such looong flights!"
Pros: "1. Nice flight 2. flight attendants good customer service skills"
Cons: "Equipment issue-tv not working well , unable to charge my cell phone USB port not working. 2. Food on my return flight was terrible I am a vegetarian was mostly served warmed up frozen vegetable which were terrible 3. Return trip set next to noisy people, had coffee spilled on my dress, was upset and did not enjoy return trip .Grateful for flight attendants who moved me to another seat."
Pros: "Would have liked to have seen more of the cabin crew, but they were pleasant."
Cons: "Food choice was limited. Ethiopian often ran out of meals and just gave me whatever option they had left. Entertainment system didn't always work properly."
Pros: "Tried to cancel charged anyway bad service"
Pros: "The short time it took to get to my destination. The great work done by flight attendants."
Cons: "The small seat I got."
Cons: "I used kayak to book the flight and the website provided had the incorrect web address for checking in. When I went directly to the Ethiopian airline website they wouldn't allow me to online check in. I called the agency and I couldn't be connected to anyone. I missed the physical check in by 4 minutes and no one was at the counter to help me reschedule. Really disappointing."
Pros: "The best flight ever and the crew is super cool"
Pros: "The friendliness of the crew and their spirit of hospitality make this company stand our from others. Also the new aircrafts and the amenities on board are a big plus."
Pros: "Staff were pleasant"
Cons: "One segment of my flight did not have the gluten free meal I had requested ahead of time. Super crowded."
Cons: "Addis Airport is terribly organized and far too small for the volume of people they're pushing through it (which is probably the lead cause of the poor organization)."
Airlines flying from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Zimbabwe to New York John F Kennedy Intl