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The cheapest airline ticket to Athens from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1,011 one-way, and $1,302 round-trip on the route from Perth to Athens. The most popular route is from Sydney to Athens and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,359 round-trip.
Athens Airport is 20 kilometres from the centre of Athens. View on map.
Athens is served by Athens Eleftherios V. Airport, also commonly referred to as Athens, Athens Intl, Athens Intl Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", Eleftherios V., Spata, or simply Athens Airport. The airport code is ATH.
If you wish to use public transport, you can access Athens city centre via Metro Blue Line 3, the airport’s metro stop being Marina-Airport. There are also buses available from the Arrivals level, with four different routes going from the airport to the city centre. If you are traveling a longer distance you can catch the Suburban Rail, using one of two lines going to Larisa Station or Ano Liosia Station.
Flat rates apply to taxis traveling between the airport and the city centre. The day rate is about 38 Euros (about $60) and is applicable between 5am and midnight, while the night rate (applicable between midnight and 5am) is around 54 Euros (about $85). If you are catching a taxi from the airport, the taxi rank is outside Arrivals at Exit 3.
There are multiple airport lounges in both terminals, with some accessible to all passengers through pre-paid passes or a lounge membership. In Terminal A, the non-Schengen area, you can head to the Swissport Lounge, Goldair Handling Lounge or Skyserv Aristotle Onassis Lounge. In Terminal B, the Schengen area, you can go to the Lufthansa Business Lounge, Goldair Handling CIP Lounge or Skyserv Melina Merkouri Lounge.
While there are no hotels located inside the airport, the Sofitel is only 50m away from the main terminal and offers day rooms for rent from midday to 6pm. Peri’s Hotel and Holiday Inn Athens Airport are both 10 minutes from the airport, and both offer an airport shuttle service. The latter also has day rooms available from 11am to 6pm. Hotel Pantheon is 10 minutes from the airport but doesn’t have a shuttle service.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Better movie selection. Better organized boarding in Frankfurt"
Pros: "Spacious Premium Economy seats with excellent flight attendants looking after general wellness of customers."
Cons: "In-Flight Wi-Fi has archaic plans… 30MB Chat App-only Plan for 2-Hours. It also usually has a pause button to halt and resume the internet session later, but there wasn’t one this time."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "In this fairly new plane, the rows of seats are so close together, the leg room is minimal. When the tray is lowered, you feel completely squashed in the seat. The food trays are not picked up quickly after eating."
Cons: "Nothing much"
Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Seats on this aircraft have very upright seats. Not very comfy"
Pros: "Great crew But... Many wild children, loud babies. I was in seat with extra leg room so I had no space for my purse & carry on and had to store in overhead bin. After take off, I retrieved my purse & carry on to get my glasses and purse. The flight attendant gave my bin space away to someone..."
Cons: "See above... Who didn't upgrade their seat. My items had to go into bin 3 rows back. Very inconvenient & very difficult to retrieve after landing. I will never pay the additional fee for extra leg room again."
Pros: "Seats were good"
Cons: "Food could have been better"
Cons: "For better leg room in business class go for the bulkhead seats"
Pros: "Good boarding, good arrival gate"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment system is very old and screen bad"
Pros: "I have bought air ticket a few months in advance. I have paid a lot after changing the flight schedule."
Cons: "I will not buy the air ticket from cheap ticket any more."
Cons: "Food could have been better."
Cons: "Aircrew took my carry on away while I was waiting to board saying it was too large; left me without the essential items I wanted during the 19.5 hours in the air and two plane changes. Other people were allowed to keep carry ons bigger than mine so I don't understand why they did this."
Pros: "Excellent service, made a very long flight very pleasant and enjoyable."
Pros: "Nothing beats Singapore SQ!"
Pros: "Staff are great and on board service was good. Boarding is always well organised from Changi however it was a full flight and as always half the passengers exceeded their carry on allowance. Rather than addressing this bags were flung everywhere no nowhere within your actual reach during the flight. Very annoying when you are a passenger who does the right thing."
Cons: "See above. No in flight entertainment makes you feel like you're flying with the low cost carrier rather than a full service airline."
Pros: "Prompt and timely service"
Cons: "Food can be more tasty"
Pros: "Hotel location is convenient, quite comfortable and clean."
Cons: "I love the foods in Hongkong, so many varieties . Price wise is affordable."
Pros: "The ability to pre-order food helped bud to intolerance of good types. Crew were helpful in getting us off the place first because they knew were were short on time for our connection."
Cons: "Delayed flight meant a stressful flight wondering if we would make our connection. Also the quality of the pilot on the intercom was poor - mumbled and unclear information."
Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Very poor entertainment. Upgrade options at the transfer desk not very clear and the staff present there not courteous"
Pros: "The staff were so friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I Booked a flight that stated that it only had one stop in singapore, then direct to SFO after arriving in singapore i was told that i had to go to a transfer counter, that there was a problem with my ticket. after arriving at the transfer counter they took my boarding pass for my dircet flight to SFO, & told me that i now had a stop in hong kong, that the direct flight to SFO was over booked!! this is not right i wouldn't of booked this flight if they had been truthfull about the extra stop. i will never use singapore airline or kayak again!!!"
Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "I'm 6'2" and the regular economy seats didn't give me enough to leg room"
Cons: "Crew woke me up from deep sleep to raise seatback for meal service. Sleep versus food?? Should prioritise sleep every time on night flights."
Pros: "Great set up with two seats, window and aisle"
Cons: "Because the flight from IAD to London was cancelled, I never made it to this flight."
Pros: "Even though the flight was just 45 mins, the crew were able to pop out a beverages round"
Cons: "Nothing to mention, all was good"
Pros: "I've always flown Singapore airlines wherever possible. Standards are unbeatable until this flight..."
Cons: "The dinner was terrible. I am a long time customer of Singapore Airlines and I know where the standard are. The food on this flight was the worst I've seen. The starter (vermicelli) was overly salty, dry and severely undercooked. The main course was acceptable but the portion of chicken was more like side dish not main. Missing sides."
Pros: "Boarding ok, timely departure. Food very good for plane food."
Cons: "Announced early landing but then doing circles without any update, we ended up being 30min late. Updates would have been good."
Pros: "Foot rest, large movie screen, good food"
Cons: "They ran out of diet drinks."
Pros: "Superb service throughout from check in to on flight."
Cons: "Seat on outbound had a slight issue."
Pros: "Staff was the best, always smiling and going beyond expectations to assure you enjoy your flight and I certainly did. Take off was a breeze. Landing a little bumpy but nothing to cry about. I will fly Singapore whenever possible from now on."
Cons: "There was nothing that I didn't like."
Pros: "Everything else was good"
Cons: "Old aircraft with tired looking seats."
Pros: "Best coach experience I have had. Good airplane food. Gracious service. Tail wind made us early which was a good thing because LAX is such a mess and it would have been difficult to make our connection with the long bus ride and 2.5 mile walk to the Alaska terminal."
Pros: "The crew and inflight food and entertainment was good. The person on the transfer desk was very helpful."
Cons: "We were unable to use the website to check-in online, which meant we had to fly to Manchester to check-in. Which is very poor given modern technology. (We were able to check in on line for the flight from Houston)"
Pros: "Excellent crew service and entertainment."
Pros: "Great staff. Aircrafts has more leg room. The food and entertainment was good as well."
Pros: "Service was great, food was alright, was able to move from a middle seat to a window."
Cons: "The flight I was supposed to take from Nanjing to Hong Kong by Hong Kong Airlines in the afternoon didn't exist so I had to take a morning flight. Was given no warning and had to check on my own. The Singapore Airlines flight was on time though."
Pros: "Great food. Very fresh looking flight attendants. Awesome personal entertainment system."
Cons: "Service has faltered recently. I had asked fo Riesling, and the flight attendant said they would bring later. Never did. Also, they no longer offer various Crabtree and Evelyn products in bathroom, and my night pack didn't even come with a visor to cover my eyes for sleeping."
Pros: "What did I like??? Um, EVERYTHING! First off I got a great price under $850 round trip to NRT from LAX was a steal! They let you check two large suit cases plus a carry on and a personal item. That all FREE!!! I travel pretty light but it was great to know they don't Nickle and dime you for bags or anything else for that matter. Staff looks amazing and treats you first class even when your in economy. They are so polite and really genuinely want to give you a above and beyond experience. And they over achieve at it! They meals are great and very satisfying. The planes are big and roomy even in economy seats. On our return flight we had a brand new plane which had a sleek touch screen monitor and controller. There mad tons of media available (articles, language games, games, movies, tv shows and more) with USB ports to charge devices on each seat. Plus 10inch personal monitors. Earbuds were included free of charge, aswell as socks toothbrush and tooth paste. They have is two big meals on our direct flight (awesome that they have direct flights). Plus, they offered free snacks too and gave us a full can of soda vs. a small cup. They come through several times offering coffee, tea, water and snacks. All free of charge. This was my first time flying Singapore Airlines and I loved it!!! I wish Everyone was this amazing! Norwegian Airlines was the opposite as far as charging for everything! Had to pay each stop for any luggage ($100 per checked bag). No meals free or charge. They wanted money for everything! And yea a skimpy sandwich was $9.00 :(."
Pros: "Good crew, but working with some tired, old equipment."
Cons: "The padding in my seat seemed to be a bit thin and became progressively more uncomfortable as the flight progressed. The in-flight entertainment systems are really showing some wear & tear. The screen was blurry, the letters on the control buttons had work off and the sound quality was terrible."
Pros: "The graciousness of sraff, entertainment options, cleanliness of the aircraft. Always willing to make adjustments to accommodate."
Cons: "Its unfortunate that your staff sometimes do not get treated with the respect they deserve from a guest"
Pros: "Staff friendly and efficient"
Pros: "Excellent service by SingaporeAirlines. Nothing more to ask for... everything was very good."
Cons: "the food I pre-ordered wasn't available in one of the meals (premium economy class)"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Outstanding crew! Super attentive in my section.. I had seat 43E."
Cons: "Seat was a little tight for me, but not bad... I'm 6"2 and 185 lbs"
Pros: "Have travelled before many times as an individual and always had a good experience. This was the first time travelled with my infant. I had earlier travelled on Emirates last month . I have to say SIA CREW is miles ahead of any airline and my Experience was nothing short of magnificent. The little things the crew does makes the journey more comfortable and enjoyable."
Cons: "Plane is old and tired. Not what Singapore Airlines is famous for."
Pros: "food was excellent =, it was timely y"
Cons: "All three were senior citizens, I was requested them to put into same lane of seat. unfortunate one seat was in different row. they had communication issue during the travel."
Pros: "Yeah everything was good flight timing was very accurate I loved their service"
Cons: "Hotel or a waiting area should be arranged in case of flight delay"
Pros: "All okey except earphones issue .. doesn’t works to be connected"
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Really helpful people."
Cons: "Seats are so tight and close to each other."
Pros: "Food and leg room"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. Made traveling with infant little less harder."
Cons: "The crew from Doha to Kolkata segment could have been little more helpful, especially when they see someone travelling with small kids"
Cons: "Need FREE WIFI and CHARGING Ports Which are ABSOLUTE MUST IN ANY AIRCRAFT."
Pros: "crew was ok. they RAN OUT OF WATER. THEY RAN OUT OF MILK."
Cons: "stock the fridge"
Pros: "Amazing airlines. Lots of food and snacks. Because of a long layover they even got us a hotel room for free!"
Cons: "Very strict luggage rules, even flying international we were only allowed a handbag on board, not our carryon"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "The boarding was delayed"
Pros: "The crew were fab"
Pros: "Everything is fantastic from the stuff, food and a lot of leg room."
Pros: "Seating and comfort is great, as long as you are not seated next to a 'larger' person or a person with restricted mobility. Not a fault of Qatar airways, but probably the norm in most international flights in Economy. Food was the best of all the airlines I have flown, and the correct temperature as well."
Cons: "Seat width could be a little better, but this is the norm, I would assume across all airlines."
Pros: "all nice"
Cons: "nothing but avoid bread"
Pros: "Good leg space, friendly crew, excellent plane."
Cons: "This is for ALL airlines: It takes so long to get off the plane!"
Pros: "crew was lovely and plane was very new"
Cons: "food quality is not very good: sometimes it was hard to see what it actually was and it tasted like that too. headrest in the new plane is not comfortable at all as it is rigid and can only be moved up and down."
Pros: "Loved the array of film choices. The food was lovely and the service was fabulous. Lovely warm blankets ."
Pros: "All the crew"
Cons: "The airline services"
Cons: "USB port was not working."
Cons: "Plane was full with some annoying passangers near me. The plane was not very new/clean."
Pros: "Good service but need to improve food quality and quantity."
Cons: "My personal stuff been stolen in airports"
Pros: "great crew and food."
Cons: "being charged excess baggage when one suitcase weigh under weight. Having to wait at the terminal for a hour and a half because of bad weather -- not the pilot's fault"
Pros: "The crew service"
Cons: "The cost of internet access"
Pros: "Great service. Courteous staff"
Cons: "Outdated IFE-overhead screens. Biz customers get iPads preloaded with movies"
Pros: "Great flight with good food and crew."
Cons: "My flight was delayed almksr 3 hours...nothing more. It's very frustrating because the problem could have been avoided if they were more careful but oh well. I'm making this review very short compared to my others because I know that if I start on a rant, I won't stop. Trust me, I'll safe that for the phone call complaint I'll be making in a few hours..."
Pros: "Cabin crew including the ground staff were awesome in providing best of its class customer service. Food and entertainment onboard was really good."
Cons: "they pot me in another flight"
Cons: "USD 20 wi fi and you only get 200 MB seems a bit antiquated"
Pros: "The flight left without me! Nobody called my name or came to find me while I was in the lounge!"
Cons: "The flight left without me! Nobody called my name or came to find me while I was in the lounge!"
Pros: "It was a direct flight with good food and movies to choose from"
Cons: "Small cramped seats in economy"
Pros: "Crew was nice. Food was excellent."
Cons: "I planned a wonderful vacation for my birthday only to face a horrible experience. Not only was the flight uncomfortable, but my television did not work. There was a huge box underneath the seat in front of me which prevented me from stretching my legs outward. The television was on but the screen itself wasn't operating. I reached for the remote located in the armrest only to find the entire piece missing. Only the base was there. I asked the flight attendents three times if I can move to an empty seat and they said "give me a moment". The moment never came. I really expected more from this airline."
Cons: "We could not watch anything as my wife and my screen did not work."
Cons: "We were packed like sardines, it was very uncomfortable. And, by the time they got to me, they were out of the fish I wanted for my meal."
Pros: "After hearing our complaint, the Transfer desk staff was friendly and helpful and solved the situation in our favour. We"
Cons: "Once we landed in Doha to board omthe connecting flight, ground staff was waiting right outside the hate to let us know that our flight was overbooked. We were then informed that we were put on the following flight arriving after midnight at our destination. Our compensation was going to be 250 USD and a free entry to the lounge. What a way to start our holidays."
Pros: "It was excellent."
Cons: "It was excellent."
Pros: "We departed late and therefore missed the connection. The staff met me and made arrangement for hotel accommodations till the next available flight. No haggling was necessary. staff on ground and in air sought to be helpful. Price of ticket was very affordable. Seating comfortable."
Cons: "Comparing to Emirates airlines...Movie choices were very limited. Only 2 new movies available. Food was poor at best. This was my second trip with Qatar. First trip...my iPad was stolen from baggage. Airline have had no solution. I prefer Emirates."
Pros: "view above"
Cons: "A gent was VERY tall. I couldn't put my seat back at all. The kicking was so bad I changed my seat."
Pros: "Flight attendants are helpful from Doha to New York."
Cons: "Take the bus from the plane to the terminal in Doha. It was a hassle .from Doha to Dhaka was 3hours delayed without a notice."
Pros: "Overall it was a nice flight however some areas need some attention. Boarding gates were very crowded and there was no crowd management in the small area. Secondly, the food was not at all upto the mark. If you are serving sandwich atleast make it flavorful or just serve drinks on this short flight with nuts/biscuits/chocolate."
Cons: "Read on the left."
Pros: "Excellent in every way. Clearly a top tier airlines. I will choose Qatar Airlines at every opportunity."
Cons: "Somebody smoke in the bathroom. My husband went and told the crew. But nothing was sone. They should have announced in the plane and action should have taken."
Cons: "Was told to move seat up and down repeatedly"
Pros: "After long takeoff delay, made up most of time to land less delayed. Bagge arrived more quickly than I EVER experienced a Hamad Airport."
Cons: "Boarding started very late so we knew takeoff would be delayed. Flight attendant woke me up from sleep to ask if I wanted breakfast."
Pros: "I loved the hospitality and the smooth comfortable flight. The plane was full but there was enough space for everyone to relax comfortably during the flight."
Pros: "Great crew members.. Very helpful"
Cons: "Boarding was very slow... Just one person Also lost 1 bag from Dallas to Delhi"
Pros: "Good boarding. Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Economy seats were too close to others. Entertainment displays on 777 planes didn't react well to touch. Too many large roller bags allowed on plane. Arm rests on A330 and 777 wouldn't go all the way up."
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and attentive"
Cons: "More fruits and green (non-starchy) vegetables"
Pros: "crew was friendly"
Cons: "seats were way too cramped - worst flight ever that way - what has happened to Swiss - there is no room - horrible!!!"
Pros: "From Geneva to Athens we use the AEGEAN AIRLINES and the flight was very good over all. We had to use the AEGEAN because we missed the SWISS flight due to United's delays."
Cons: "Actually making the flight"
Pros: "plane was clean"
Pros: "I like that the plan wasn’t that full and the movie was great also when I flew back the food and monies was different"
Cons: "More snacks maybe lackerli"
Cons: "comfort, leg room, very crowded, overhead space jammed"
Cons: "The boarding by groups could improve the process"
Pros: "The food was amazing, the in-flight entertainment was amazing, and the flight attendants were amazingly kind and beautiful. :) Swiss Air has set the standard on airline food, serving Swiss Chocolate and Gruyere cheese on the flight! It was the best!"
Cons: "My only concern was that there were times when I felt a little too warm. The newer Boeing 777 doesn't have passenger controlled A/C."
Pros: "Very positive experience."
Cons: "Flight was delayed because of a flight late arriving from Barcelona. Unlike an international flight...no entertainment & only a slight snack food. Still highest marks for the crew and the service that they provided"
Pros: "The service was outstanding!"
Cons: "Most people had to wait at the gate for a boarding pass and my daughter and I were in completely different parts of the aircraft."
Pros: "Class staff"
Cons: "Bit of a delay"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Small plane with very uncomfortable thin hard seats. Could feel the ride on this plane. Food not great. No entertainment on board."
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "TV's did not work. Food was lousy."
Pros: "Flight staff was attentive and professional."
Cons: "The food was mediocre."
Cons: "Boarding is a mess There is no order at all That delays the flight"
Cons: "Had to check hand luggage which I had carried on easily from Boston. Flight only one third full. Long delay in Geneva to get bag."
Cons: "It was a 2 hour 40 minute flight. No entertainment."
Pros: "Great seats,comfortable, food was delicious,good section movies. Friendly staff"
Pros: "I was rerouted to another country so that I could still make it to Greece on the same day."
Cons: "The flight was delayed from Newark so I had to be rerouted to another country before going to Greece."
Pros: "New aircraft"
Cons: "Lost luggage. Flight delayed."
Pros: "On board service"
Cons: "the teminal 4 sevice at JFK: the huge line before the security looked like a complete misorder and for no reason lingest lined I ever saw in airports instead of spliting the crowd in shorted lines to every security crew without maku=ing people to pass long lines with the hand luggage and children, it was really and absolutelu=y far from any comfort."
Pros: "Professional service"
Cons: "Lounge in Dublin poor"
Pros: "Again very friendly and accommodating crew. By the time we took off and had a snack we landed quickly. Smooth landing and takeoff. Pleasant trip."
Cons: "No complaints. Smooth from start to finish."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Crew and people were fabulous!"
Cons: "LONG lines at check in. Almost missed flight even being there 90 mins early."
Pros: "Loved the crew and movie options, the hydrating must in the bathroom was awesome!"
Cons: "I wish the seats were more comfortable"
Pros: "We arrived early"
Cons: "No entertainment, no pillows or blankets, uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "No priority boarding with my baby,had to complain that a lot of other passengers were going by us(while I was waiting with my baby asleep in her stroller and me being pregnant) so that the crew would let us go through to get in"
Cons: "No tv's on each seat. Seats are. Dry thought and uncomfortable and snacks are terrible"
Pros: "The new aircraft"
Cons: "Lavatory wasn't clean enough"
Cons: "Warm breakfast in coach would be appreciated, but i understand it is just coach."
Cons: "Too narrow seats."
Pros: "Quick flight, good service"
Cons: "Old airplane crappy entertainment system"
Cons: "The security check point was frustrating. I was detained for :20 regarding my sealed duty free purchase.... Will not shop duty free again on a two-leg itinerary."
Cons: "In order to board we were requested to line up at gate according to seating group. And then had to wait there in line standing for almost 45 minutes before we were finally told we could proceed to board. No reason for lining up so far ahead of time....and had to stand....."
Pros: "Flight attendants not friendly, constantly bumped me and never excused themselves. Food not so good and temperature too hot this flight. I was constantly putting on and taking off my jacket. Movie selection seems to be going downhill also. All that being said, I'm grateful for every safe landing."
Pros: "The trip thank God was not a long flight."
Cons: "Crew was not very nice unfortunately."
Pros: "everything, the crew, the journey, the food and the entertainment as well"
Pros: "I was extremely pleased with everything about my SWISS flight. I have family in Switzerland and have flown 8 times in the last 5 years. This was by far my best flight."
Pros: "Terrific flight. All on schedule"
Pros: "Nothing! It was the first day of our honeymoon, and it was ruined by Swiss."
Cons: "This (attempted) flight was like living a nightmare. The aircraft had a problem with the A/C, so we sat in the extremely hot aircraft on the tarmac for 2 hours while they tried to fix the problem. Then, when we were finally told that the aircraft could not fly, the Swiss staff said that we were "not allowed" to leave the aircraft. After stressed passengers confronted the crew demanding to be let off the aircraft, we went back into the terminal to wait for hours in line as just two Swiss staff filled out hotel vouchers by hand for over 200 passengers. Adding insult to injury, we were then told to wait for a hotel shuttle at the curb, despite the fact that the shuttle had stopped running hours earlier at midnight. I didn't fly to Switzerland until the next day, losing hundreds of dollars on a missed hotel stay in Zurich, and travel plans. And it was an awful start to my honeymoon. The way the Swiss staff treated us was unconscionable and insulting. They have not responded to my several written complaints, so maybe Kayak can help!!!"
Pros: "- Lots of snacks selections during the flight - Great selection of Movies - but unable to watch them"
Cons: "- No special treatment for Star Alliance Gold Member - Crew member forgotten my drink order completely - Entertainment system was not working after 7 Restart attempts - The whole entertainment system is very 90's - OLD and ready to retire - There were crumbs or foods left over from previous flights on my seat and tomato sauce on the tray table - Foods selections was not that great"
Pros: "ROTTEN SWISS AIR.I WILL NEVER FLY WITH AGAIN!"
Cons: "ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT AFTER TWO WEEKS HIKING MT BLANC .ANXIOUS TO GET HOME.WHEN I ARRIVE I WAS INFORMED I AM FLYING"STAND BY"KEEP IN MIND I PAID FOR THE TICKETS WHICH I HAD IN MY POSSESSION.YES!I DID BOARD THE FLIGHT BUT FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS I WAS NOT SURE .APPARENTLY SWISS AIR POLICY IS IF THEY OVERBOOK THEY AUTOMATICALLY RELEGATE ECONOMY CLASS PASSENGERS TO STAND BY AND THEN LET THEM GRAVE/BEG FOR THE SEAT YOU ALREADY PAID FOR.I WILL NOT FORGET THIS!40 YEARS OF FLYING THIS WAS A FIRST FOR ME.YOU STINK SWISS AIR!"
Cons: "No where was it mentioned that the fair doesn’t include check in item. I had to pay Euro 30 extra."
Cons: "Communication was terrible."
Cons: "Chrap food"
Pros: "Polite cabin crew. Quick check- in at JFK"
Cons: "Inability to add TSA pre-check to my profile. Very slow check- in process in Geneva. Cramped seating ."
Pros: "The crew could be less curt and more engaging. Coming from Guest Services in hospitality, leisure and tourism it is obvious that body language and sincere engagement stands out. That wasn’t the case for the Qantas flight."
Cons: "I was unable to checkin or select seats. Understandably this is governed by immigration laws and not airlines but on three attempts I was able to pay for the seats without a receipt only to learn later that the charge did not go through. A little bit of transparency never costs anyone."
Cons: "Entertainment screen is too small, and touch panel reaction is so late."
Pros: "Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time"
Cons: "Unfortunately the flight could not be shorter. Otherwise a perfect flight, and well worth the price."
Cons: "Meal for children first"
Pros: "The view"
Cons: "Poor food and no choice, only given tofu noodles! The general appearance of the plane was dated and worn, needs a refit. It felt more like a cheap budget airline not ‘the spirit of australia’ as branded. The touch screen was so bad that you forced the persons head in front to move when you pressed the screen."
Pros: "It was my first A380 flight, and overall I was disappointed relative to the Dreamliner. Yet it stands out as a positive the way that Qantas has configured business class on the upper deck. It's quite peaceful. The staff was pleasant, but could have been more attentive. It felt like some cared and others did not."
Cons: "I have flown millions of miles with Qantas, but it's been more than 10 years since my last flights. My expectations were high and i the end I only felt "OK" about the experience. The seats are not competitive with other business classes in the sky. I realize that is about to change. I flew Air Canada into Australia, and while my seat was unfortunately broken, the capabilities and overall comfort of their seats is far superior to Qantas. The business class lounge in Sydney had very poor food options in my opinion, and I was quite peckish after having skipped lunch to travel to the airport for a 4pm flight. The food options on the flight were much better, though overall options / taste were just OK."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Pros: "Crew fantastic, food was delicious, boarding efficient - but they use a 737 on this leisure route which is a bit arduous for what is a 6+ hour flight."
Cons: "Use of 737 and lacklustre entertainment system compared to A330"
Cons: "Never went, why would you not know that?"
Cons: "Very old plane, entertainment pathetic. Seats bad Time to retire plane.."
Pros: "Crews in flight are friendly Meals are decent Movie collection in flight are plenty"
Cons: "Can't check in via mobile app nor kiosk in airport Still using 747. The plane could be made in 70s? 80s?"
Pros: "Crew were pleasant and engaging"
Cons: "Boarding was slow"
Pros: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’"
Pros: "I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly."
Cons: "I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage."
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Pros: "Inflight service."
Cons: "Headsets tend to fail. Is good that more than one were provided."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 30 minutes."
Pros: "Received official flight delayed notice by email. New takeoff time 9:00 AM....Actual closer to 9:30. Caused by waiting for flight QF11 from Sydney and mechanical issues or something else which caused JFK passengers from another flight to be put aboard QF11 continuation to JFK. Turbulent air most of the way to JFK, no fault of Qantas. However pilot made no effort to avoid it or was not allowed to go to another flight level. In any event no communication from Capt. Food was mediocre at best. Cabin crew was getting beaten up by turbulence. They did the best they could. Arm rest USB power receptacle broke and headphone jack faulty (60C)."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"
Pros: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "Flight delayed missed connection put on another carrier that flight then delayed arriving 4.5 hours late. Second leg frequent flyer points claim on other leg denied even though original flight qualified. Still chasing Qantas to get points."
Pros: "The Qantas legs of the flight were their usual stellar levels."
Cons: "The Jet Airways flight was to their usual ok level. Nothing especially wrong with fit, but it was not five-star level."
Pros: "Fast self checkin"
Cons: "Entertainment screen doesn't work. Plane is freezing cold. Crew was very rude and ignores my requests. Never come when ask for service and completely ignores my first request of an extra blanket if possible. Never comeback to let me know if they have one or not and I was freezing to sick. I have to walk to the back of the plane to find someone to bring me a blanket. Yet he tries to cast me off by lying that he could not find one. When he realize that I really need one he said I can take one from empty seat if I can find any. But after me finding a blanket of another color on one of the empty seat he take it away rudely saying that it is "not for you". Come on I wouldn't take it if no one cares about me freezing and he finally bring me a blanket. And the crew was very unfriendly to me the entire time. When I tried to lay down a little, somehow it surprised the passenger who is behind me, the crew make such a scene that ask me outloud "be careful when moving your seat" well I did. Basically they make no efford to care about anything about me but are super nice to the people who's is behind me who are white and elder. Such obviously discrimination that I cannot tolerant. I have been having frequent international travel for the past 7 years and this is the first time I have such unpleasant experience. I do not recommend this company to anyone. be warned."
Pros: "I think flying with qantas you always feel safe which is good."
Cons: "I found a few of the air hostesses to be extremely rude and abnoxious towards foreign travelers on the flight who weren't native English speaking. I felt they had zero tolerance and patience and to me this was very unprofessional in the way the my carriend themselves. I also feel for the price of the flight, the aircraft was tiny with not many bathroom facilities which was odd for an international flight."
Pros: "We had a whole row of 4 seats to ourselves. There were almost TOO many movies to choose from, but a great variety of current, arthouse, and classic films."
Cons: "Breakfast fruit options was practically frozen"
Pros: "Attentiveness of crew, quality of entertainment, smooth experience, good food."
Cons: "Lack of subtitles for the entertainment. Seat was a bit small."
Pros: "Plane was fairly new so all electronics worked."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals were poorly conceived and kid friendly. Staff were surly and unfriendly... It should also be noted this was an American Airlines flight. Qantas now sub contracting I guess."
Pros: "All went like clock work. Stress free experience."
Pros: "This 737 was refitted and looked great also had the new Wi Fi in flight entertainment .. still brand new so will improve but enjoyed it ... make sure you download the QF entertainment App ....."
Cons: "When I checked in my flight had been cancelled and I was instead put on a flight from SYD-LAX. I was told I had an aisle seat with no others next to me; instead I was jammed in a middle seat between an occupied window seat and an occupied aisle seat. Meanwhile there were plenty of other spots with only 2 our of 4 central seats used - I should have been put there. My poor co-passengers were lovely, but we could all have been lot more comfortable."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time"
Cons: "No entrainment"
Cons: "Plane was delayed by 3hours...We missed our connection to Cape Town"
Pros: "The flight was about 12.5 hrs from Sydney to Los Angeles. It was economy and they provided dinner and breakfast and snacks in between. There was not a lot of leg room but more than most airlines provide in economy. They provided movies and like entertainment including the headsets at no charge. Meals and entertainment at no charge is a plus for them when most airlines are charging for everything but the air you breathe during the flight."
Cons: "No in-flight wifi or video streaming. Lift your game, Aussie airlines."
Cons: "I had an awful experience. The seats lean too far back and the person in from of you crushes you're open your laptop? You also can barely get out of the seat and if the person in front of you is leaned back. Also my luggage took 35min and I missed my connection and had to wait 6hrs for my next flight."
Pros: "Had 4 screaming kids in our section which made the flight unbearable from SYD to LAX - Please bring back the earplugs from years ago! I also miss the free socks you used to give out - these are great for long flights Flight was late getting into LAX so we weren't sure if we would make our connecting flight to JFK. There should also be an option online to book special meals all the way and not just for one part of the flight. I requested special kids meal and my son didn't end up eating any of it - there should be more options for kids meals."
Pros: "Crew on boards"
Cons: "Lost bags Reservations lost On hold with customer service for over an hour Antiquated computer systems No coordination with American Airlines even though they are partners"
Pros: "Good movie options and food"
Cons: "Wasnt able to get comfort seats as emergency row although i am star alliance emerald. I could get it on my way in but checkin agent in sydney said this option was not available"
Pros: "Tim Tams! Great in-flight entertainment system. Very friendly crew. Over 12-hour flight, but went by quickly."
Cons: "Burger slider / hot dog "roller" was not good. That middle "snack" meal on a long flight is never any good, frankly. The eggs at breakfast were pretty bad too, probably inevitably."
Pros: "The entertainment..."
Cons: "There was not a lot of room for my legs when the chair in front of me was in the reclining position ."
Pros: "Everything from the crew to constant treats. Entertainment computer was very good as well."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."
Pros: "On-time & safe"
Cons: "Seats were too tight Eggs very underdone"
Pros: "A flight attendant cheerfully took care of the matter."
Cons: "The seats I had chosen months ago had been changed and my husband and I were not together."
Pros: "The pilot and flying was good - nice flight."
Cons: "Most of the crew were fabulous; however, seated in bulkhead, we had NO service for the first two HOURS of this flight. I had to go back myself to get a beverage. Seats are punishingly small in width, so even with bulkhead seats, it was difficult to get comfortable for this 14 hour flight. Note: I am a normal weight person. Those who had an extra 15 pounds or more felt squished. Food was mostly yucky. A few things were somewhat edible. 10 year old boy seated behind me kept kicking the seat - found out later that it was also jarring due to having GAMES on the headrest. Idiocy personified. His constant poking of the screen BEHIND MY HEAD made for an ugly flight until I asked his mother to swap seats with him. Very frustrating. Kids should be in a sequestered area....together."
Cons: "As an 84 y.o., I am not savvy enough to take advantage of the entertainment [movies[available so it was a long flight. The only entertainment was to watch the family dynamics of 5 in the seats surrounding me. Was the doctor who responded to the incident early in the flight acknowledged ?- that's Qantas responsibility , not yours, I realize. She was sitting in the bulkhead maybe row 60?- the patient was just a few rows in front of the restrooms."
Cons: "Flight was a series of late take offs, the food was really bad, people are so crammed in there is no space to even move around, one entire area was blocked with people's stuff which led to exit doors and this is not safe....time to demand airlines provide decent space to at least be able to cross ones legs, can't even do that anymore"
Pros: "Everything except the darkness"
Cons: "Was a ""day light'' flight and the crew like the window shutters to be down thus creating a night effect I would prefer for the shutters to be left open"
Pros: "Lots of legroom Uncrowded Good food (!!!) Friendly service"
Cons: "Movie was on one of those overhead screens which was broken."
Pros: "The crew was excellent. They were very hospitable, kind, and upbeat."
Cons: "The flight was very bumpy."
Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Pros: "We were told by terminal staff in Istanbul that the fkught was on Turkish Airlines.We waited in line at the first ticket counter and then we were sent to a second ticket counter where we waited in line again. We were sent to a 3rd counter where the Supervisor was chatting with a lady for 20 minutes. When we reached the counter we were told it was too late to board and we had missed our flight even though there were still 35 minutes to flight time. Turkish Airlines staff would not help us any further and we had to go purchase another ticket."
Pros: "We arrived in Athens eventually"
Cons: "People were made to wait outside in the cold airport bus for half an hour. The ground crew gave no explanation for the delay. After heavy protests, they let the waiting passengers back into the terminal. Supposedly the pilot was sick, but there was no communication at all from the airline about the cause of the delay or how long it would last."
Cons: "Plane is old, seats are economy in business class. Dont fly business no need tonpay extra"
Cons: "Missed this flight due a layover and had to wait in the airport overnight."
Cons: "The airport in Turkey had no a/c it was sweltering and packed. It smelled to high hell. Boarding was crazy with people shoving and pushing and cutting each other to get throug"
Pros: "Entertainment and food was decent."
Cons: "Delayed and baggage claim took over 45mins."
Cons: "Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines."
Pros: "Food and seat comfort"
Pros: "In flight entertainment and snack even for a short 1 hr flight"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding process - seating assignments changed for lots of people last minute with no explanation"
Cons: "Check in process with unfriendly and unprofessional staff"
Pros: "Everything was ok. I will be happy to fly again with With Terkish Airlines"
Pros: "there was only single screen entertainment every four rows or so. Nothing interesting."
Cons: "There was no USB ports to keep a phone charged. There was no power outlets between seats to keep a phone charged."
Cons: "Last minute gate assigned and then changed"
Pros: "-Boarding was easy - The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "- The leg spacing was not sufficient - The sandwich served was average"
Cons: "Flight to Istanbul was fine. The flight back was a terrible experience! During our connecting flight in Athens our boarding passes wouldn't print at the self service computers and there was no one to help us so we had to go back out to the front desk. The airline representative was extremely rude. There was 5 employees standing around the computer with NO customers and when we asked if this was Turkish Airlines and if they could help, the woman (manager) responded "this WAS Turkish Airlines" as if they were done helping customers for the day (it was 9AM and our flight was leaving in 45 min). We explained that we couldn't print our passes and she ROLLED her eyes as if it was an inconvenience to help us. THEN on our flight from Istanbul to Chicago, a passenger died an hour into the flight and they placed the body on the seats behind us for over 10 hours! Nobody even told us what happened! We didn't know if they died from natural causes or if it was something else! They didn't offer to seat us somewhere else or even inform us they were placing the body there. We were completely shocked and uncomfortable the whole flight home. We couldn't eat or sleep. We're completely disgusted and scarred from this overall experience."
Cons: "The transfer/passport control in Istanbul was very crowded. We were at risk of missing connection. It would have been helpful to have airline representatives in area to direct customers and provide connection information."
Pros: "We received edit seats so we had more room which made the quick flight more comfortable."
Pros: "Very impressed! So impressed that actually called home to tell others to make sure they booked through Turkish airline for their travel next month!"
Pros: "Finally got a vegan sandwich that saved my life after the 13 hour flight before this one!"
Pros: "Arrived safely"
Pros: "N O T H I N G"
Cons: "Very unorganized and poor communication services"
Pros: "I liked everything."
Pros: "In flight entertainment is great! Good selection of movies, nice screens."
Cons: "No vents at seats on Airbus 300, AC was set at high temp so I was frequently way to warm to be comfortable. This is on both our main flight to Istanbul and our short transfer to Athens. Drink service did not start until 2 1/2 hours into flight. You get what you pay for I suppose. Still 10.5 on a hot plane!!! I usually need a jacket. Food was ...awful."
Pros: "The airline crew excelent"
Cons: "Original flight was delayed and this was the next flight had to wait 6 hours"
Pros: "THis reflect in particular the flight from Boston to Instanbul, a long flight. I could see any movie (great selection) and had two full meals as well nice staff. I appreciate this in particular that many airlines cut on these cost/ anemities. Thank you"
Cons: "Not much!!"
Cons: "We were sent into the boarding tunnel before the plane was ready and ended up waiting 5-10 minutes in really hot weather."
Pros: "The food and amenities were alright."
Cons: "It left late, the plane lost my friend's luggage for a day."
Pros: "The entertainment options were great."
Cons: "The first delay during my trip was due to an emergency but my layover was delayed again. I'm not sure if this is an outlier event or if this is a pattern."
Pros: "Having every single person I spoke with pass me on to another party. Apparently customer complaints is really no one's job. They're extremely motivated to have you find someone else to correct your problem. Rest assured it is "your problem" I was told quite explicitly that my missed connection flight and lost luggage was not their problem."
Cons: "They lost my luggage. Couldn't even tell me when my bag was checked despite the scan tag they attached to my boarding pass when they weighed it and checked it in back in New York. They legitimately had no idea if my bag ever left the United States. It took 3 days to locate my baggage while I was trying to celebrate my anniversary with my wife in Athens. being without your luggage for half a week in a foreign country is not even remotely fun. I had to wait around missing tours and reservations trying to find our luggage most of our first 48 hours in Greece. After giving up on getting our stuff we had to waste a chunk of time shopping to replace our clothing and toiletries. Despite having purchased the travel insurance I'm still fighting a month after our trip ended to be reimbursed for the clothes we had to buy just to begin our vacation. Again they continue to stonewall by transferring our complaint calls endlessly and forwarding our emails with "new" case numbers each time. Basically what this accomplishes is they can't ever find the case number they updated it to and insist that the prior case number is listed as resolved. Since they say it's resolved there is nothing anyone can do to help. Not sure if I'll ever get any satisfaction out of this debacle."
Cons: "Boarding was devoid of any announcements or organization, and was just a gaggle of people shuffling towards a gate."
Pros: "At least one crew member made an effort to help."
Cons: "We ordered regular vegetarian food without any meat, fish or poultry. We had reserved it at least 2 weeks in advance. Again reminded them at the time of ticketing. Agent went to some one, there was some nodding of heads and we were told to tell crew member in advance. We did it in a written request to head crew. When time came other crew member served us completely ignorant of our request. We were served flash of some animal. We did not want to make a scene but people around were were also bothered. We came out hungry at the other end"
Pros: "If one puts seats in relaxed position, other travelers complain so why have the option of putting seat in relaxed position"
Pros: "Friendly crew. They even offered complimentary hot food on our 1 hour flight"
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Old plane. Boarding was not so nice."
Cons: "Flight left late, bathroom was very dirty, and for some reason everyone around me got a meal, but I did not! I usually really like flying with Turkish, but this flight was disappointing."
Cons: "They switched the gate without telling anyone"
Pros: "Clean airplane, food was better than the typical "pasta or chicken""
Cons: "Entire group waited to board at makeshift gate. No place to sit and minimal climate control. No word from the airline about when we would board or what was causing the delay. Very poor communication from Turkish Airlines overall."
Pros: "All was great as mentioned earlier."
Cons: "They lost one of my bags but I got it in the afternoon the next day."
Pros: "AS AN AIRLINE IWILL NEVER FLY AGAIN BECAUSE INSTEAD OF 5.5 HRS FROM STW TO ATH MY TRIP LASTED 14.5 HRS.THE CREW ON BOTH AIR PLANES EXCELLENT"
Pros: "Again, people were nice, food was good, and entertainment was still good."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized"
Pros: "Low prices & generally good service and entertainment"
Cons: "In contrast to my trip from SFO, this was a delight. They use Airbus A330s, which are huge and very comfortable. The food was pretty good and the service quite warm. The boarding was again late --it is becoming a theme with this airline and of course, we were late taking off and arriving,"
Pros: "Good in general"
Cons: "Delayed flights"
Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Cons: "there was no entertainment no pillows no blanket inside of the plane was kind of cold and the flight attendants were quite indifferent to your needs I couldnt lower the number of stars but I give it 1 star all around!!"
Pros: "Movie selection was good"
Cons: "Staff was incredibly rude. There was no last call made for the bathrooms, I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant, before they announce our descent I get up to pee. I get yelled at. I sit down, 10 minutes later the guy comes up to me and asks me if I really need to go. I said of course. He opened the bathroom for me and as soon as I sit to pee a girl is knocking bloody murder telling me they're going to land the plane and I'm taking to long. I had been in there all of 30 seconds. I finished quickly and returned to my seat. We didn't land for another 30 minutes. Worst service EVER!"
Pros: "Everything..the crew the seats and everything."
Pros: "It was a nice flight"
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