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$531(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$450or less

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$376or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Zurich to Philadelphia

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7.9
Lufthansa
Overall score based on 27,791 reviews
8.0
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "It was an uneventful flight. The entertainment system worked well and food was good."
Cons: "The lights kept coming on every few minutes making sleep nearly impossible."

Pros: "Full bottle of water and continuous refreshments in flight."
Cons: "Connections booked together need more time for larger airports. I had over an hour connection on paper and had to run through the entire airport to even catch my flight. My mother on a separate flight arrived ten minutes before her flight took off even though booking stated a full hour. Also the quality and cleanliness of the plane needs improvement. Lufthansa is normally amazing quality but both flights today were subpar. Bathroom smelled of urine, old and dirty seats with no support. Dirty hand rests and outdated screens which skipped with movies"

Pros: "Less hand bags, a lot of people trying to put their hand luggage ans there was no space"
Cons: "Controll the quantity of packages per person"

Pros: "Nothing in particular stands out about our flight. We've flown many airlines, Aeroflot, British Air, Delta, Iceland Air and KLM recently. Lufthansa was right in there with the middlet of the pack, with the exception of Iceland Air, which would be at the bottom, but they make no pretenses. The seats, even in the basic economy, which we had,reclined and were comfortable; good legroom. Food and drink offerings were standard. Amounts were small, but everything was the right temperature. Restrooms were clean and well equipped. Movie offerings, not many newer releases. Nothing like Sky news, so you couldn't check weather or current events. Crew was courteous and attentive,"
Cons: "Boarding at Frankfort left much to be desired. First off, the equipment was not ready; we waited 45 min. to board after we got to the gate (early) and due to turbulence over the Atlantic, the pilots could not make up the time. We are senior citizens. We, along with about 25 others in our category, responded to the call for us to get in line to board, stand for 30 min. The gate personnel did not provide any information that boarding was NOT imminent at that point, so you had to stand up to keep your place. Finally, once the boarding for people needing assistance began, we got to choose between using 2 flights of stairs (a faster way to get into the plane) or an elevator to board the plane. (Hello! We have trouble with things like stairs; don't you know that?) The elevator accommodated one wheelchair and 2 or 3 people at a time. More waiting in the jetway to get down to the plane! The whole boarding process took 90 min. from the time we stood up to the time they closed the doors. Bad grades for the the cleaning crew making us wait so long, for the gate personnel for keeping us in the dark and the disorganized process boarding. Nobody cared about our discomfort, not what we would have expected from LH. Consequently, we've revised our opinion of Luthansa. Maybe next time we'll take BA."

Cons: "Seats recline too much making leg room more nonexistent than ever"

Pros: "Seat was not super comfortable."

Cons: "Hour late departure and still only loaded 1/3 of the luggage. Communication about the luggage problem was poor"

Pros: "All good"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew was attentive"
Cons: "We sat on the runway for an hour."

Pros: "The new Airbus was a very cool aircraft."
Cons: "Boarding process is really disorganized."

Cons: "I don't know why all airlines don't have a more orderly system for boarding by zones (like Delta). Lufthansa and Swiss both just have a mob of people blocking the boarding area and hindering people who shoud actually be boarding to get through."

Pros: "Food and crew were terrific."
Cons: "Security at Frankfurt is particularly laborious"

Pros: "The crew was polite and did their best"
Cons: "Connection time was way too tight, Plane was overcrowded, food was abysmal, bathrooms filthy, seats are designed to be as uncomfortable as possible, missing and broken parts, tiny pitch, not usable for work, no place for personal device, freezing cold cabin. Worst transatlantic coach experience I’ve had in years, including budget airlines."

Pros: "Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were so attentive in Premium Economy. Entertainment choices were excellent. There was a USB charging port on the back of the seat. All good!"

Cons: "The cabin crew ignored my repeated calls for service. I willing gave up my seat so a couple could sit together with their kid and sat behind my wife and kids to be nice. They than reclined the seat back and my seat was broken do I asked them to put the seat forward and they ignored me. I informed the cabin crew that they weren't being considerate after all I gave up my seat to them. The cabin crew told me I could leave my 4 yest old and 3 year old alone and move to a new seat."

Pros: "Also a lovely and comfortable flight"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The crew was very good and we were right on time."

Pros: "FRA to PHL excellent"
Cons: "I was rebooked into FRA from BSL without notification."

Pros: "Attitude of staff"
Cons: "Food and delay"

Pros: "Short trip"

Pros: "Crew. Meal good too."
Cons: "Bus rides to aircraft at Frankfurt"

Pros: "Everything. Food, drinks and entertainment was great. The crew are amazing. Great flight. Pilot kept us informed of everything with delay of serving food due to turbulence."
Cons: "How long it takes you to get to Germany! But they have no control over that."

Pros: "Always enjoy Lufthansa flights - Seemed a bit hectic this time"
Cons: "It took me 25 hours to get back home, multiple flights, lost luggage, and overall a disaster of a trip home. I was supposed to arrive in DFW at 2:15 p.m. and did not arrive until almost 2:00 a.m. My luggage came to a different terminal and did not arrive with me. In the end everything was okay but it was not a pleasant trip"

Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."

Pros: "Flew Lufthansa- Started On-time, landed ahead of time, service was wonderful, ride was good overall. Crew was excellent!"
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "The crew was nice about everything. On being asked at the airport to at least change my seat on the second leg flight the personnel did it without a fuss."
Cons: "Food could have been better, the breakfast/snack we got wasn't filling at all. The entertainment collection can be better specially Indian/Hindi movies"

Cons: "Always the same mess in Frankfurt to get into terminal Z, surely waited 30 minutes and almost lost connection. Food quality mediocre at best. Lost luggage, no Lufthansa representative around at baggage claim."

Pros: "Crew is very professional"
Cons: "Seats are incredibly small, flights are overcrowded and rarely on time."

Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like"

Cons: "It would really be nice as a paying HON/SEN and business ticket passenger to get priority boarding. As nowadays seemingly everybody has priority boarding, this offer does not make sense anymore."

Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Cons: "Food needs to be improved. Salad was old, and hot tea was lukewarm . It wasn't a Swiss quality for sure!"

Cons: "Fight was cancelled, but we weren't notified until it was time to board (30-45 minutes before takeoff). We went to the help desk and were placed on a flight few hours later, but were never told the reason for the cancellation."

Cons: "Very long delays"

Cons: "The person at the Swiss/Lufthansa front desk, some Mohamed guy, was very rude when he did my check in"

Pros: "The food was okay and the crew did their best to make us comfortable once we were on board. We flew business class, so that was probably a factor."
Cons: "Everything else was horrible. When we got to the airport, they didn't even know we were coming. They sent us to two other airlines, assuming we were flying with a partner airline, then tried to shift the blame onto Kayak. When -- and ONLY when -- we pointed out that we'd actually booked directly through Condor and Kayak had only served as the intermediary, they gave us a direct line to call. Then their agent said "You can't always trust the people at the desk, you know." Oh, really? If I can't trust your own agents, who can I trust, exactly? It turned out that we had an initial flight to Minneapolis, which was NOWHERE on the itinerary, on Sun Country. The Sun Country folks, thankfully, were enormously helpful and we made our flight with 2 minutes to spare. But it doesn't end there. We'd paid for business class all the way, but only got it on the interseas portions of our flights. And they lost our luggage on the way home, to boot. Take home lesson? NEVER FLY WITH CONDOR. I'll walk to Europe before ever booking with them again. And I'll make sure that all my friends and colleagues, all of whom travel extensively, know of our experience."

Pros: "Having own TV moniter and many options for entertainment. The meals were good and staff friendly."
Cons: "Every seat was taken and the flight was cramped. But the plane was configured so you could get up and walk around every few hours."

Pros: "I have a servere hearing problem and was concerned (since we were late leaving Zurich for my changeover in Frankfurt), that I would be late because I can't hear any loudspeaker systems (either on planes or in airports). I felt that I could get easily lost between flights and not have time to get to the Frankfurt/Denver flight. I told this to the person at the gate in Zurich, and he immediately arranged for someone to meet me in Frankfurt and take me there. I was met by Maika in Frankfurt and she was just excellent--personable and efficient and really helpful. I'm sorry I couldn't remember the name of the person at the gate in Zurich. He was also great. I wouldn't have done this if I had had more time, but this really made my day (and my flight!) ! Thank you!"
Cons: "Boarding in Zurich is tough for infrequent travelers because all the desks say SWISS. And it took me a long time to realize that SWISS handled many airlines. Perhaps the signs could be bigger."

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. The plane was clean/as to be expected. Overall, the flight was comfortable (again, as to be expected)."
Cons: "Boarding was slow and unorganized. "Dinner" meal could have been served earlier and it could have been more filling (we were so hungry!) There could have been more opportunities to get water. They ran out of water bottles."

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Food and seating space much better than Delta."
Cons: "My luggage was left in Frankfurt at connecting flight from Frankfurt to Atlanta"

Pros: "I love flying with lufthansa. Staff is friendly and chatty. Personal service is excellent. Food could be better compared to other airlines, but is not so important to me when it comes to flying."

Pros: "Takeoff was on time and efficient."

Pros: "Reliable service"

Cons: "Boarding was late and a bit chaotic."

Pros: "On time, quick, reliable."

Pros: "I liked everything about the flight. The flight crew was nice. They were considerate and cheerful."

Pros: "Entertainet options were very good and very diverse."
Cons: "For an international flight the plane was quite tight in terms if leg room and aisle space."

Cons: "flight was completely cancelled due to operational issues with the plane. They sent us all on a bus to Stuttgart from Zurich."

Pros: "None respect for customers specially long flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "More legroom please"

Pros: "Lovely staff"

Cons: "Too long to get luggage off plane"

Cons: "T5 needs many more drinking fountains."

Pros: "The price!"
Cons: "Internet connection."

Cons: "I paid 20 pounds for seat 9 something and was given seat 32F"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable, and the crew was friendly"

Pros: "Comfortable flight. Staff were friendly, helpful and accomodating. Food was delicious."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Lack of punctuality (90 minutes late, due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” as per usua). Ever decreasing seat pitch so absolutely abysmal lack of comfort. Dismal snacks and drinks for purchase. Bus service at LHR rather than jetty."

Cons: "I experienced several delays on my journey to Zurich and so my itinerary was changed. When I started my journey to Madison, there were apparently then multiple bookings, which caused confusion, and had to be sorted out. Luckily I had left plenty of time to get through security and customs."

Pros: "Pilot skilled, first landing attempt was too shaky so we pulled up and did it again"
Cons: "Long wait to take off, all food and beverage on the flight were for sale only which feels petty"

Cons: "I would never book a ticket through BA ever! Paid business class and my luggage got forgotten in Heathrow through transit. No one knows anything about it. I have arrived to san Francisco with no language at all!!!!"

Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "A 30 minute delay in taking off caused by de-icing."

Pros: "Very comfortable as the plane was not full!"

Cons: "Flight LCY-ZRH (19:35-22:10) departed delayed by >1h, we had to wait in boarding staircase standing with 9mth old baby for 45mins. Due to late take-off we were too late to land in ZRH as runway had already closed. Diverted to Stuttgart, where no BA staff was on the ground to deal with and all services had already closed (~00:30). Basically ~50 customers were dumped at a place they didn’t want to be and no info on his BA wanted to deal with it was given. After 1 week still no info on compensation. And this wants to be a major carrier?"

Pros: "Flight was onetime, food on the flight was for purchase but it was vert nice, boarding was onetime and smooth."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They could not see our flight from London to dallas so they would not let us get on the plane in Zurich."

Pros: "Clean, informative pilot"
Cons: "2 hours delay!"

Cons: "Was given hard time about guitar carry-on - British Airways kept wanting us to check it, even though we had zero problems bringing it to Zurich on American Airlines."

Pros: "Flight"
Cons: "Boarding at Gate E46 was disorganised both in timing ans execution. We were told on checkin that boarding would be early and it was late, closer to the original estimated time and then the order of boarding, parents with kids, then ExecClub and Business, and then others was ignored..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad boarding, problem with booking (BA fault), overall worse than budge airline"

Pros: "great team. good snacks. great room."

Pros: "We sat in the plane for 2 hours and were told they were dealing with a passenger issue."

Cons: "We learned the connecting flight from BWI TO PHL was canceled when we tried to pull boarding passes.This started a five hour panic for our party of four which was a leisure travel nail biter. We lost a day, flew into JFK and had to make other arrangements to avoid canceling our trip."

Pros: "Nothing - absolutely nothing."
Cons: "A 30-year old 767. Broken headrests on seats. Late departure with no rationale offered. Usual (by now) pathetic fare ordered as food and beverages at a cost. Surly aervice. All at a premium price."

Cons: "Seats"

Pros: "Short flight so service was standard, was conked out for most of it so I guess it was comfortable :D"

Pros: "The trip was adequate in all aspects for a short haul flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Flight was on time departing and early landing. There were plenty of movies to choose from and the food was good for airline food."
Cons: "Airlines in general need to do a better job of controlling the boarding process (using the groups to board) and controlling the amount of luggage people bring on. Peoples definition of a "personal item" are skewed."

Pros: "very friendly and helpful staff. by chance small upgrade to comfortable seats next to the emergency exit."
Cons: "no food, no entertainment system, no facility to charge cell phones."

Pros: "Free drinks and food when traveling overseas. Possibly cheaper flights than other airlines?"
Cons: "I got switched to American Airlines last minute, which is a sister company of British Airways, apparently. This was 1 of the 2 worst flights that I have ever been on, only second to my other booked flight for this trip home. This flight was 7+ hours long and it was nothing short of horrible. The seats were extremely uncomfortable and barely went back at all. The male flight attendant was clearly annoyed and was short with every person who would ask for anything. He would roll his eyes at every request by customers. At one point I saw him literally toss a sandwich into a customers lap because they were turned the other way and didn't hear him when he asked if they wanted one. There was no way to watch anything unless you had your own device and had downloaded it yourself prior to the flight."

Pros: "Ran on time"
Cons: "Boarding via the tarmac; check-in staff did not assign a seat for ongoing flight legs, desp"

Cons: "Even relative to other economy trans-Atlantic flights, the seats on this old plane were way too close together."

Pros: "Flight was on time, staff were friendly and helpful (eg brought me coffee and pastry when I slept through the device)."

Pros: "Safe flight arrived early!!!"
Cons: "Crew seemed non friendly. Did only what was required. Seats were tight And very cramped."

Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "Could not watch movies due to the audio was not working in a few rows and I was sitting in one."

Cons: "Could not check in online"

Pros: "Not bad experience on board"
Cons: "Buses to load and unload a 777? Is this a joke?"

Pros: "This was a long flight but it was made comfortable by the airline and crew. The seats weren't terrible and I was actually able to recline some. I loved the headrests that adjust to whatever height you want. I also loved the remotes with the TV screens because I've never had that before and my arm gets tired playing the games! The crew was very friendly. The food was good and many drinks were offered frequently which was nice."
Cons: "I didn't like the bathroom not being in the back of the plane. I also didn't like the movie selection. It was very small and did not have the best choices."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Seats too close when tryin to get in. And out to the bathroom"

Cons: "Everything was a complete mess, from switched seats (and we had paid over 6 months prior for specific seats), lost luggage, missed meals (somehow they kept skipping rows of people, letting people leave the plane while leaving their bags in the overhead bins - just a disappointing mess."

Pros: "Friendly and professional staff."

Pros: "Terrific entertainment choices I couldn't get in the USA. They served lots of fluids throughout the flight. This helped everyone."
Cons: "Bathrooms got a little messy by the end of the flight."

Pros: "flight was on time and very smooth, staff courteous, frequent offerings of food and beverage."
Cons: "Several couples including my husband and I were split up for 9 hour flight, this is not desired when trying to relax, sleep and enjoy vacation. Also food offerings were all foods I could not eat, so I arrived in Philadelphia not feeling well. I have lactose intolerance as do many people and every meal or snack included dairy products. I was able to eat basic carbohydrates but no protein sources other than the almonds I always travel with. When paying $1000 for a flight I should be able to sit with my husband and eat some food. Also the TV screens are very difficult to use, not responsive to touch."

Pros: "Crew was very accommodating with every request and the flight didn't take as long as scheduled!"

Pros: "British offers a variety of comforts such as abundant drink and food as well as entertainment to keep the long travels interesting."
Cons: "On my way to Europe BA lost my custom made titanium crutches that cost over $750. They were moved without my consent to the holding of the plane, with checked baggage. The crutches were not tagged when moved without my permission and are now lost with very little chance of finding them. In the three weeks since they have only replied to one of my emails to say they will not provide compensation even to replace the crutches. It disheartens me they have a lack of care and urgency for equipment that is so vital for daily mobility in people's lives."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and the food was decent"
Cons: "I could not check in online and when I got to the airport it wouldn't print me out a luggage tag. I waited in line for an hour and half and just made my flight by the time I got through the check in."

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Overall a good trip!"
Cons: "Almost broke my finger trying to change the menu on the screen. The snack coming back toward Philadelphia, is really not very good. One should have a choice of yogurt or breakfast bar. The flatbread with weird combination of cheese, peppers etc after flying for 8 hours is just not good for any stomach."

Cons: "Took over an hour to check in bags, very little communication from check in staff at Manchester Airport, short staffed??"

Pros: "Everything went smooth and comfortably. So that’s a good thing"
Cons: "Crying babies, but ya know, there’s not a whole lot ya can do about that"

Cons: "they keep using a very old 767: no personal entertainment screen, no USB outlet and absolutely freezing temperature. Most of the people put on their heavy coats."

Pros: "Great stewardesses"

Cons: "Pilot got us yo phl in record time. Praise the Lord."

Cons: "Wheel got stuck during takeoff. Had to fly standby to get home. Originally told I would not get home that day. It was 8 am"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "It’s perfect"

Cons: "On time and a little early"

Cons: "No wifi or entertainment was available. Food was mediocre."

Pros: "Flight was relatively smooth and arrived more than thirty minutes early."
Cons: "Flight attendants did the basics without showing any enthusiasm for their job or appreciation for the passengers in business class. Food service in business class was uninspiring as there was no element of "international cuisine" on a flight where some dining creativity would have been welcome."

Cons: "Entertainment."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "I bought ticket on British airways. If I had known I would be switched to AA, I would have just bought it there & paid less"

Pros: "on time departure offered a beverage and snack"
Cons: "we had to circle phila we had to wait for our gate"

Pros: "The internet and movies"
Cons: "The AC was not turned up it was very hot and even after I asked nothing was done."

Cons: "Checking bags in PHF very poor. Disorganized and poorly managed. Staff needs more training and explicit direction. Kiosks should ALL be in working condition!"

Pros: "Seating had a good amount of room and was comfortable."
Cons: "Bathroom was messy and a little disgusting."

Pros: "Alll"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Staff friendliness. Not forever late. Not losing kids stroller"

Pros: "Smooth ride"

Cons: "Baggage claim was terribly slow in Philly (again)"

Pros: "Old aircraft. No media at the seats. Why are old aircraft still being used?"
Cons: "Basically everything. For the price, the flight on AA across the sea was horrible."

Cons: "The female staff at the desk where the luggage is dropped and boarding passes are issued was very rude. A little smile makes a difference vs being rude to customers. Apparently she needed to know that she is getting paid because customers like us choose to fly AA or BA"

Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "They could have offered headphones, the charging outlet didn’t work"

Cons: "Extraordinarily rude staff, no information, mess with gates, staff not willing to help. Really rude and awful-worst experience ever!"

Pros: "Missed by connection"
Cons: "Make layovers longer"

Cons: "I have changed flights. Been delayed 5 times now. And still haven’t left the USA."

Cons: "I am tall and seating is a little tight."

Pros: "Trip was wonderful."

Pros: "On time, and frequency of water service"
Cons: "That bathroom smell was frequent in the cabin."

Cons: "There were no inflight entertainment. This is the only international flight I have ever taken that didn’t have any. For an 8+ hour flight, it’s ridiculous not to. The food was also worse than typical airline food."

Pros: "Great food, on time, smooth service"

Pros: "good"

Pros: "Check in"
Cons: "Missed connection"

Pros: "The staff was very cheerful and helpful !"
Cons: "The food could be better"

Pros: "N"

Pros: "Price and service"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"

Pros: "Excellent service and airplane. Just need better Entertsinment system ( more updated ) and more programs and movies to watch."
Cons: "Entertsinment system , TV's are too small and not enough programs"

Pros: "Boarding gate people were great about being communicative about the delay situation"
Cons: "Delay for...rain"

Pros: "Staff were helpful."
Cons: "It was advertised that one can see entertainment through WIFi, but from my iPad, i can't connect to this WiFi. I tried several times until I just gave up."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "No entertainment monitor"

Pros: "Food was okay.."
Cons: "Had a bulk head seat that turned out to be not one."

Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"

Pros: "I"
Cons: "r"

Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."

Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It's AA, never again"

Cons: "There was no wifi"

Pros: "Quick boarding and on time departure"

Cons: "Late by 40 min"

Cons: "Not having to wait in the hot line. It is terrible that you cannot pick any seat if you buy economy. And the economy seats are tiny!!! The rate for checking in baggage is more expensive than other airlines. Food was terrible: both for dinner and breakfast had plane awful sandwiches . Not traveling iberia again"

Cons: "A snack upon arriving"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Don’t delay flights that messed my return"

Cons: "Boarding was terrible, like they never done that before. They do not offer even just a glass of water- nothing."

Cons: "The condition of the flight attendants should be improve so that they not appear to be grouchy all the time. My video display was not functioning, when I asked for help the flight attendant seemed offended. He went to the back and did get it fixed. I thanked him, but he did not even look at me."

Cons: "Flight was bit chilly, though that’s better than being stuffy"

Cons: "Crew was friendly to some people and completely ignored others, or at least me. Not sure if they knew Passenger status or what."

Pros: "Even with some departure delays we landed on time."
Cons: "The plane could have used some cosmetic detailing. The door to a cabinet in the bathroom would not shut and caused a problem with people being able to close the bathroom door."

Pros: "It was a direct flight"
Cons: "Ticket had no info on baggage allowance. Got charged $55 for one piece. Website has glitches that would not save passport info. Flight attendant did nothing. Did not ask people to have their seats upright during landing. No food or even water for a 7 hour flight unless you pay. Seat uncomfortable. Horrible experience."

Pros: "Great food on this long haul flight. Business class lounge was nice. On time flight."
Cons: "Very slow & chaotic boarding process."

Cons: "To be honest, i feel like your pricing is very misleading. I was not prepared to pay $60 per bag in luggage fees. For an international flight, I believe your site should be much more clear in stating whether the fees paid will include luggage or not. I will consider other options in the future to avoid this unpleasant surprise at the airport."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No seat choice."

Cons: "I can’t rate it is it left without us"

Pros: "It was a non-stop flight, so we good home more quickly than going to Spain."
Cons: "Very little leg-room. We were 3 small people, and I felt sorry for anyone with long legs."

Cons: "We booked flights with more than 75 mins connection time in Madrid but then the airline changed their schedule which reduced our connection to less than 55 mins. I was traveling alone with my 5 & 7 year old and we had to run non-stop from our 1st domestic flight to the international one, changing terminals, passing passport control (huge lines), and another security. No help from Iberia at all in terms of providing any assistance like a shuttle bus, quick passage thru passport or security. And they were nonchalant in terms of “if you miss your connecting flight, it’s your problem...”. Come on, we paid $4,500 for 3 tickets, and deserve better customer service than this, specially when you changed the flight schedule for your operational reasons!"

Pros: "Service!"

Pros: "The seat space on the emergency area"
Cons: "The dirtiness on the toilet area after long flight ....the system should be automatic to be sanitized"

Pros: "This trip would have been another good experience for me flying with Iberia if it wasn't for the man that was sitting behind me. He didn't want me to recline my seat because he wanted to cross his legs... I told him that the guy in front of me had his seat reclined all the way and I wanted (sort of needed) to do the same, then he got aggressive with verbal abuse, called me names and he punched my seat. So I called the flight attendant and told her about the incident. She was nice and calm and told the man in a very respectful way that I wasn't doing anything wrong and he should not behave in an aggressive manner, etc. The man kept mumbling insults addressed to me while talking to his wife and making sure I was hearing it.... And he kept kicking my seat every now and then, and made a fuss every time he went to the toilet. He really ruined my flight experience to New York."

Pros: "The crew is excellent"
Cons: "My luggage didn’t make it to Madrid"

Pros: "New plne, service from American Airlines was good news friendly."

Pros: "Flights were punctual. Lots of room."
Cons: "Food and drink wasn't included but available for purchase."

Pros: "Overall was good but had lost luggage"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Cons: "No body let me know that my connecting flight had been canceled, even though they knew before my previous flight landed. Not many options for getting to my destination. Had to change airports and didn’t offered much help with that."

Pros: "We arrived on time and safely."
Cons: "Like everyone says, you are cattle jammed in a sardine can. Barely any leg room and I’m 5’3. Other thoughts: the plane was old, my seat had a lump in it, zero entertainment, food was over priced. (3 Euro for a tiny water). This may seem petty but ultimately the appearance and function of the plane represents their company as a whole. From my first impressions, I’m thinking as a passenger is: I just hope the age and appearance of the plane isn’t reflective of their repairs and maintenance work as well."

Pros: "surprisingly smooth transition with enough time to make all connections.."
Cons: "wish I would have been informed of imports not allowed but more my bad..."

Pros: "The flight was quick."
Cons: "It was incredibly close."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I left a day later. No effort made to change flight."

Pros: "the flight crew was cordial and efficient. we arrived on time."
Cons: "The planes were older and the seats were not comfortable for the length of the flights."

Cons: "I did not like the fact that we could not check-in online nor at the airport kiosk. There were no attendants to help and explain the issues ppl were facing."

Pros: "The flight was smooth."
Cons: "They were very unhelpful in flight changes and schedule changes. I was very disappointed in all the travel agents we spoke with. They were all very unhelpful except for one lady who helped change our reservations. I will not be flying Iberia, British Airways, or Americans airlines ever again. My experience was terrible."

Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "check-in very poor. Priority check-in was slower than the others. The attendant was unhelpful and had inaccurate information"

Pros: "Ibrya is grayte"

Pros: "Not enough vegetarian meals."

Cons: "Seats are extremely uncomfortable for a long flight. The food was not good. I tried to upgrade and was told I needed to buy a new ticket. The were plenty of seats available for an upgrade. Will not be flying Iberia again!!!"

Pros: "Not once have I had a positive experience on American Airlines. I actually booked this ticket 4 times before finally receiving a fully confirmed itinerary. Only to get on the plane in SLC and sit on the tarmac for 90 minutes causing me to miss my connecting flight. The replacement flights I again missed because American couldn't find anyone to give the travel voucher to an airport an hour away for the replacement flight they booked. I've never seen a more consistently incompetent company."
Cons: "On top of all of this, my bag is lost. I'm at my destination and have been for two days and American airlines all can't get me my luggage so I can start my vacation. This is the biggest joke of a company and I'm disgusted with their lack of accountability, responsibility for the problems they've caused and the insensitivity they've shown for their screw up."

Pros: "My rerun flight was overbooked so they had to find another flight for me and one other in my group of 4. Nothing was offered to make up for the inconvienience. They did manage to find a direct flight that departed s couple hours later."

Pros: "On-time with excellent service. Clean."
Cons: "TV/movie screen was not working."

Cons: "Waiting for luggage at JFK."

Pros: "The attendants/crew were kind and efficient"
Cons: "worst seat on the plane. Off center from the isle. Off center tv. drop down table not available due to interference with service carts. Bumped into often by everyone that passes. Next to the bathrooms. 8+ hours of extraordinarily uncomfortable travel. I am 5'4 110 and fit easily in small spaces"

Pros: "American Airlines made a 10.5 hour flight very comfortable and very quick!"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "had a booked flight from madrid to gatwick, london and connection the next day at 11 am to Tampa US. We were at the airport at 1500. Flight was supposed to board at 1820 and leave at 1850. When checking the board, the flight's boarding was anticipated to 1810. We were at the gate at 1815 and there was an electronic sign signaling "boarding". However there was no personal, no line of waiting passengers and no plane. Upon checking we were told that the plane had already left. (this was at 1828). The only way to make our connection in london was a flight to Heathrow later with BA. Then we had to get a taxi to get to gatwick. Will never fly Iberia again."

Pros: "Very cheap flight, they fed us a lot on the flight including ice cream and lots of leg room."

Pros: "On time, good food, good entertainment, friendly flight attendants!!!"
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like"

Pros: "Guests were boarded quickly. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Food was tasteless and bland. Crew was not very attentive."

Pros: "Service was good... Overall it was pretty good"
Cons: "The seats didnt have individual a/c and it was kinda hot... Also the ligjts were not individual"

Pros: "Enternainment selections were ok."
Cons: "Flight attendants were not helpful, indeed they were dismissive. I asked one for ice and she told me they had no ice. Bullocks."

Cons: "This was American Airlines, not Iberia. Flight was supposed to leave at 9:45 pm but was delayed to 10:30 pm. At around 10:45 the flight was delayed again. At around 11 we were told that our pilots were too tired to fly and two other pilots might fly us but we wouldn't know untill 12:30 am. At 12:45 am we were told the back up pilots refused the trip. American Airlines has no back up plan for this apparently and the flight was cancelled till 9:30 am the next day. It was 2:00 am before I received a hotel voucher. Overall terrible experience."

Cons: "Food, particularly the meatballs. They were smelly. The entertainment choices took a long time to find and load."

Cons: "Screaming toddlers for most of the flight."

Pros: "Very professional crew."
Cons: "Huge lines in Madrid airport, took almost 3 hours to get through all the lines. Took a long time for boarding to begin."

Pros: "Crew was extremely nice and comfortable flight"
Cons: "All was good"

Cons: "Vincent, the Director of Services ensured that this is the best flight I have ever had on AC’s Business Class"

Pros: "The staff member at the gate was friendly."
Cons: "No staff at all to help with checking in bags. No communication from the pilot or crew about what was causing delays, or estimated arrival time."

Pros: "Good service and no delays"

Pros: "Electronic shades!"
Cons: "Timing of meals. The first meal was 2 hours after take off."

Pros: "Service and comfort great. Upgraded!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The services and crews are great and meet the standard."

Cons: "so late. no explanation... something about the weather bad in Boston? but that wouldn't explain every flight being late. And as usual Kayak did a better job of giving delay info than Air Canada!"

Pros: "Vegetarian food needs lots of improvement"

Pros: "customer service"
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Overall experience with kayak was too poor and I paid a fortune just to have my flight changed, spent 8 hours in Frankfurt transiting no advise from kayak and no way to contact kayak"

Cons: "same as above"

Pros: "Leg room seemed fine and at least we got food."

Pros: "Able to get onto this earlier flight rather than waiting an additional 4 hours in the Toronto airport."
Cons: "Uncomfortable and cramped. Volume on the intercom system was extremely loud (startlingly so) and crew speak so quickly it was still difficult to catch. He actually sounded more like a Scottish auctioneer. The flight couldn't arrive soon enough."

Cons: "Limited luggage space"

Pros: "Friendly crew, modern aircraft"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "The counter assistant was very, very nice."
Cons: "It is good that the flight was very short. The seats were crammed together and the plane was very small. I felt like I was in a sardine can."

Pros: "Nothing - they don't communicate or care"
Cons: "That they didn't have staff at the gate even during boarding time & 3 hrs later showed up to tell us flight is cancelled. Lost our bags which never left the origins airport .. the list goes on & on about several rude or unprofessional manner in how they cancelled a flight with zero help before, during or after the fact."

Pros: "Flight boarded quickly, on-time and quiet flight."

Pros: "The price for the flight was right. Nothing can be done about the seat size. Food was ok. Comfort of seats ok. Not easy to recline. The etertainment helped me fall asleep, a Good Thing. Crew was pleasant, helpful."
Cons: "Pearson Airport is a miserable experience for travelers. Security there is very badly managed. Long, long long lines of people waiting without reasons given, getting lost because signage is poor, unable to understand the English of the employees, weeping exhausted children and innumerable check points for showing documents. GET ORGANIZED, Canada!"

Pros: "Plane was the new Air Canada 787, so it was excellent. Comfortable business seats. Nice sleep"

Pros: "I didn't really like breakfast but I am glad we had it."
Cons: "While the plane was circling in a holding pattern our luggage was left out in the snow for over an hour. My one bag was wet when I got it and my other bag didn't arrive. And because there were no Air Canada workers at the desk in Philly no one could tell me where my bag was. It was a very stressful end to a long series of flights."

Cons: "Paid for premium economy, only to find half of economy seats were empty and economy class had 3 seats for travellers to fully lie down to sleep."

Pros: "Friendly staff Seats are good enough And quite often ask if you need water"
Cons: "Your small plane vibarates to much. Causing itchy feet and overall discomfort. And your snack choices are not gluten free friendly. I was asked to put carry on under. Didn't mind doing that. But came home to find the front pocket torn of my carry on. Then make it to hard to to find help about it."

Pros: "Made bereavement flight -- which was not acknowledged--a nightmare. Frankly no one gave a flying frig."

Pros: "When I finally got to the US Customs agents they were actually quite nice. This has been my experience with US agents in Vancouver and Philadelphia as well. Yesterday they were especially cordial, while at the same time quite professional. Made me proud to be a US citizen."
Cons: "Don't know what could be done about it, but the security liine was the longest I've ever seen. I've come home from Vancouver many times before, and most times I fly direct to the USA from YVR, where things are much better. Don't think it's Tornoto's fault.....but, yesterday's experience with the security line makes it unlikely that I will come back home this way again."

Cons: "My flight was cancelled, re-scheduled 8 hours later. No notification on Air Canada was given. They mentioned that "this flight never existed" I had taken a day off of work to be there and I also had a meeting, however, my flight had been cancelled. Also, the costumer service representative mentioned that if I left th airport, they would not let me back in. They would do 2 security checks on me. After all of that! When I asked the check in lady at air Canada they mentioned that flight was not cancelled and not to look at the boards at the airport because they are incorrect! Horrible service. Horrible experience."

Pros: "The price for a round trip flight Philadelphia to Barcelona was fantastic. Unfortunately, this was a case of you getting what you pay for. Both my husband and I were very unhappy with the entire experience."
Cons: "Airplanes were very uncomfortable, flight crew was unfriendly (smiles were scarce and you felt you annoyed them if you wanted anything), service took too long (perhaps not enough personnel for number of passengers), plane was extremely warm, food was only fair -- all other international flights I've taken have had much better food and comforts). We had long layover on return flight in Toronto and airport and Air Canada personnel were not very helpful or accommodating. When we asked for a suggestion on where we could go in the airport to kill several hours (eating, drinking, watching TV), were were told by many that the airport is bad and we're given conflicting or poor answers. Intimately the advice given put us having to go thru security and Custims again (even though we already had) and that process was extremely disorganized and time consuming."

Pros: "the free movies. Plenty of offers of water to drink."
Cons: "The seats were so tight you literally felt like a sardine. These seats were by far the smallest I have had for an international flight. The breakfast wrap was not good."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable and reclined better by having the bottom slide forward as well as back. Larger screen for each passenger. Larger windows which have adjustable shading rather than a physical shade. More frequent snacks and beverages than expected. In today's travel industry where it seems customer comfort is less and less a priority, This plane and Air Canada were a welcome and pleasant experience"

Pros: "Very pleasant flight; excellent entertainment options to while away the time. Excellent crew: food and comfort as good as it gets these days in Economy."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing. Announcements were difficult to hear in the terminal; there was a step requiring all passengers to queue up as if boarding but instead it was a passport/boarding pass check. The two queues were not labeled, there was much line-switching, and the passport-check lines blocked the terminal for travelers for other flights... The incoming plane was late; we wondered why this passport check could not have proceeded while we waited instead of delaying our boarding once our plane arrived."

Pros: "Nothing was done badly, but my flight out was with a different airline and I suppose that spoiled me."

Pros: "The leg room was fantastic. Cabin temp perfect."
Cons: "Food was okay. but better than cheaper flights. Hard to beat Swiss."

Pros: "Legroom and entertainment were both good. Food can be improve."
Cons: "Boarding was bad in Zurich, unorganized. Need improvement"

Pros: "The crew was great, the flight was fast, the plane was very comfortable. Other than the time delay, the flight was great."
Cons: "Flight was again delayed (over 1.5 hours)."

Cons: "so much confusion at boarding time, my husband is handicapped and we were sent to wrong plane to board, staff told us to make a left when we should have made a right, there were 3 of us and the staff just laughed it off, we were not laughing"

Pros: "Much better than the Air Canada flight from Europe. There was a good selection of movies and easy to use. For a short flight, they packed food, drink and a movie. Family enjoyed this flight."

Pros: "I loved the trip back to Philadelphia. Somehow the crew upgraded my trip, and the crews are super nice. Love it!"

Pros: "friendly staff, quick flight, comfortable seats"

Pros: "The aircraft was very new and the food was good for airline food and they had vegetarian options."
Cons: "The boarding process was very unorganized. Roughly 20 people were not assigned seats and had to receive their seats at the gate. However when we all stood in line, the crew did not help anyone but talked with one another and then only one helped for about two minutes before disappearing. I was second in line and I stood there for over 30 minutes. Then once we boarded the flight, the crew was very rude when speaking to customers. Overall the crew was very unorganized and extremely rude."

Pros: "It was nice of airline to set up an extra flight in the afternoon so we didn't need to spend even more time in Toronto airport."

Pros: "Crew very polite and professional."
Cons: "My luggage didn't arrive at destination, so this caused a bit of a problem for me as Philadelphia was not my final destination. I had to take a bus the next morning at 7AM to Pittsburgh. My luggage finally was delivered to me within 48 hours, so that was great."

Pros: "The flight itself was good. Nice and smooth with no issues"
Cons: "Boarding was confusing. They had 2 different flights leaving out of the same gate at almost the same time. There were some People who were confused."

Pros: "Again, great crew."
Cons: "Boarding was misdirected and confusing, as Gate designation kept changing and airport staff was not very helpful."

Pros: "Great cabin crew smooth take off landing and little turbulence . Also having in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Having to make a connection rather have a direct flight from Zurich to Philadelphia"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled. I had to rerouted through New York and missed connecting flights"

Pros: "The food area at the gates very good and tech friendly, comfortable."
Cons: "Gate information changed frequently, plane was late, which was actually good, since it took so long to transfer from my plane from Mex City to Toronto. Gate attendant was unfriendly, seemed harried."

Pros: "Crew was sensitive to the demands of passengers. They were maintaining good amount of hygiene. I didn't get food when I was asleep, but, when I told about it, they quickly got me the food."

Cons: "The crew"

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