Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Japan
Japan Airlines, ANA and Air New Zealand have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Japan. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Japan.
An average direct flight from Australia to Japan takes 26h 27m, covering a distance of 7588 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Tokyo with an average flight time of 17h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Japan from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $252 one-way, and $606 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to Tokyo Narita and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $883.
Japan Airlines, ANA & Air New Zealand fly the most frequently from Australia to Japan.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Tokyo (64% of total searches to Japan). The next most popular destinations are Osaka (16%) and Fukuoka (6%). Searches for flights to Sapporo (5%), to Hakodate (3%) and to Okinawa (3%) are also popular.
As the capital and the largest city in Japan, Tokyo is the country’s international gateway. Tokyo has two international airports, Haneda and Narita. Haneda Airport (HND) is smaller, located just outside of downtown Tokyo, whereas the larger Narita Airport (NRT) is approximately 60 km outside the city. Whilst the Narita Airport is the biggest in the city and receives the most flights and often has the cheapest options of flights, passengers flying into this airport must consider a journey of around 1h 30min by train to get to and from the airport. Costs of train tickets, as well as possible taxi fares, are also exponentially higher. However, the Haneda airport, despite being smaller, is still a modern and busy airport and transport from the city takes roughly 40min, making it a desirable choice for those with early morning or late-night flights.
Australian passport holders do not need a visa to visit Japan. You can visit visa free when travelling for tourism or business for up to 90 days. Nevertheless, your passport must be valid for your entire stay.
While the city of Kyoto does not have its own airport, it is still very easily accessible thanks to the Japanese Rail System. Many visiting Kyoto will fly into Narita Airport (NRT) and from there catch a 3h train to Kyoto. If you don’t like the prospect of a longer trip by train, you can choose to fly into Osaka International Airport (ITM), known as the Itami Airport, which is located 36 km and 1h away by train, or the Kansai International Airport (KIX), located 77 km or 1h 30min away by train. Despite the name, the Osaka International Airport handles only domestic flights, whereas the Kansai International Airport is the nearest hub for international flights.
Japan’s Disneyland is in Tokyo, in the district of Urayasu, directly across the bay from Haneda Airport. Haneda Airport offers direct shuttles to the Tokyo Disneysea Station where you can catch the Disney Resort Line to key points and entrances around the park. Alternatively, Tokyo’s major airport, Narita, is about 1h from the park, where you can also catch direct shuttle buses.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The experience was really good. I’ll be using JAL again."
Cons: "Keep doing a good job."
Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"
Pros: "Boarding very efficient."
Cons: "Boarding in New York could have been better organized"
Cons: "I am satisfied with AA overall."
Pros: "The boarding process ran very smoothly and they dropped us off right in front of the stairs of the plane so we didn’t get wet in the rain amazing"
Cons: "Air on the plane was stuffy"
Cons: "Check in and apps stuck in 80'"
Pros: "Good efficiency for boarding an good in air entertainment"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour while already boarded"
Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"
Pros: "Service was excellent. Premium economy seats well worth the few extra $$."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Overall is good :)"
Cons: "Everything. I will fly out from Narita from this point forward."
Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."
Pros: "Check in early and easy.... Bags straight through to Sydney... JAL... What other airlines should aspire to."
Pros: "Rebooked me because I went to wrong airport — thanks"
Cons: "The business meal was just okay this time. Not as good as before."
Pros: "Friendly diligent staff"
Cons: "No announcement to acknowledge the bumpy ride"
Cons: "No AC"
Cons: "The crew kept accidentally bumping my chair and never apologized"
Pros: "I liked everything with JAL. Seats are comfortable, good food, excellent service."
Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."
Pros: "JAL is a great airline. Love flying on them. great crew. roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "Boarding and crew"
Cons: "Lost luggage"
Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"
Cons: "more movie options!"
Pros: "Awesome experience, nothing like any other. Will fly again."
Pros: "JAL doesn't disappoint!"
Pros: "JAL work ethics are what the Japanese excel at, so there's not much to complain about."
Cons: "The same as most other airlines, the seat width and pitch has been getting smaller. Even with seat by the aisle, my elbow sometimes bumped inadvertently a wayward flight attendant."
Pros: "The majority of the crew had facials that made me feel like I shouldn't talk to them. The food wasn't the best but that was expected. There was movies and shows that kept me entertained for a while. Seats are normal couldn't walk or get up often because of turbulence."
Pros: "Check-in was swift and painless. Crews were pleasant. They gave my daughter a small toy before take off which made her happy. The seat was noticeably wider than any other airline I had taken before."
Cons: "Food was so so...although my daughter liked her kids meal (tater tots, chicken nuggests, veges, jam sandwitch, fruits, ice cream.)"
Pros: "Very efficient boarding. Using two doors and a twin aisle plane made boarding very efficient despite the size of the plane and the number of people. Free WiFi worked surprisingly well - I was able to make a video call to my family. The plane was clean and tidy . Not really much more to say as it was a very short flight."
Cons: "No food offered, not even a biscuit, only very basic drink selection."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and attentive."
Cons: "A bit hard to get in and out of my seat 8A. But the seat and bed itself were comfortable."
Pros: "Food served was actually pretty good."
Cons: "Movie selection, should've had more recent releases instead of flicks from the 90's. Makes for a long flight."
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "we requested for halal food when we booked the flight, but they brought us the normal food which we couldn't eat"
Pros: "All was fine"
Pros: "The airplane and all crevices"
Pros: "The food and plum wine. The entertainment packet was nice too!"
Cons: "The folks coughing on the plane."
Pros: "Service and polite staff."
Cons: "Not much space between the seats for my long legs."
Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi would be nice"
Cons: "too little legroom seating is designed shorter legged Japanese"
Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"
Cons: "Some crew members from Hong Kong better make more effort to improve service skills."
Pros: "excellent seat space and excellent in-flight service."
Pros: "Crew service is excellent!"
Cons: "The seat is really cramp and tight!"
Pros: "crewe were excellent"
Cons: "nothing !"
Pros: "The crew was really nice, as you can expect from a Japanese company. Super helpful and smiling. The food was also very good."
Cons: "The space is really tiny. The screen also tiny."
Pros: "Well maintained plane, nice staff and over very comfortable."
Cons: "The wifi worked only 1 hr of the 3 hrs I bought"
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Slightly delayed"
Cons: "the seats are not reclined, not comfortable at all"
Cons: "My experience overall is fantastic"
Pros: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Cons: "They were very helpful in changing my seat to an aisle seat. The first meal was rather mediocre. The second one was good. The seats were spacious and comfortable and I did not feel claustrophobic."
Pros: "The cabin staff were extremely caring."
Cons: "Old man next to me couldn’t keep his arm on his side."
Pros: "Thoughtfulness, professionalism, patience and a lot of love put into the service."
Pros: "Plenty of legroom in economy."
Cons: "Vegan food option unimaginative. Tomatoes used in every dish!"
Pros: "Loved from the booking on kayak and all the services provided by the airline until landing."
Cons: "Nothing to mention ....but I did not get the &instead tell me where to get my luggage...I had to find out on my own"
Cons: "The food wasn’t very good and the quantity of the snack meager. Worse, the crew refused to give a second roll to our 12 year old even which means that either they only have one for each passenger (and every passenger had theirs) or the crew are parsimonious."
Pros: "Staff was great and both the terminals and onboard"
Cons: "The dinner was served too late, not right after take off. Also, the portions were way too small."
Pros: "It was alright."
Cons: "Prepare to wake up with neck pain."
Pros: "Very polite staff"
Cons: "The curry made me sick and the movies were outdated."
Pros: "Overall experience was excellent. Seating as spacious in economy as I have had in some airlines' premium economy. Food was fresh and quite tasty although nothing to rave about. The staff are always a delight on ANA."
Cons: "The Hollywood entertainment options were limited and not very interesting."
Cons: "Everything perfect for me!"
Pros: "Clean, friendly and the 787 Dreamliner was great, be sleep with 2 different families little ones keeping me awake."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Interior show signs of aging"
Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."
Pros: "Very nice plane, enough room, didn't feel cramped"
Cons: "Had to switch gates 2 times"
Pros: "Seat was good and slept like a baby"
Cons: "Nothing really, slept the whole way"
Pros: "Almost everything was good"
Cons: "Check in was complicated."
Pros: "Most of all are good."
Cons: "My son was sleeping, so he couldn't have a breakfast. I think it not kind."
Pros: "Great customer service and very kind staff!"
Pros: "Efficient, courteous crews,"
Cons: "Luggage check-in referred to United Airline was refused.JetBlue checked luggage to final destination efficiently."
Cons: "Food was a bit salty. Bread was so cold."
Cons: "I did not like the delay of the plane which, instead of taking of at 10pm took off at 7h45 am."
Pros: "leg room!"
Cons: "Check in process was horrible at TKS, extremely unknowledgeable gate agents, took 6 people and 1.5 hours to check and pay for bags."
Cons: "Queued up with other Star Gold etc. customers (they have 2 queues, one for Diamond and one for other statuses). There's a sign on a pole. People queue up, then they swivel the pole round so I'm in the wrong queue now. Try to move, lose place in queue, they swivel it back the way it was... Good airline but boarding especially for domestic is disorganised with poor signage etc."
Pros: "Ana is the best"
Pros: "I love ANA airlines ❤"
Pros: "Clean cabin. Courteous and friendly attendants. Inflight amenities were excellent."
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "Delayed boarding"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "No food available only drinks"
Pros: "Staff are very attentive and helpful; the entertainment system is top class"
Cons: "On boarding, the markers for "business" and "diamond" class are only distinguished by a (low) signpost at the head of the queue. If you're further back or not so tall s difficult to see which queue is correct... quite a few people (not me fortunately!) got turned away because they don't know ANA's boarding system. Also a problem with boarding at HND where the overhead monitors show BIz but not First/Diamond. As some other reviews pointed out, BBC news just didn't work. CNN worked intermittently."
Pros: "everything was so smooth!!"
Cons: "entertainment : wish there were more japanese comedies!!"
Pros: "Great movies!!"
Cons: "Terrible seats- difficult to find s confirtsble position."
Pros: "It was clean and nice"
Cons: "Not enough English movies/tv shows"
Cons: "I waited 20 minutes for my baggage to return"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable to sleep in."
Pros: "Reliable service, clean cabin"
Pros: "The crew was very polite and very helpful. Boarding process was smooth and easy, however, the Singapore airport has security checks at every gate prior to boarding. This meant that after clearing this security process at the gate, bathrooms were not available until after boarding the flight and drinking water stations were not easily found in the secure boarding area. The aircraft was comfortable, menus were distributed early so that meal options could be made with full information in advance. The food was good and made available at routine intervals."
Cons: "On a 14 hour flight, staying well hydrated is very critical and difficult. It would have been nice for the crew to make more frequent trips through the cabin to offer just water refills to keep passengers hydrated and reduce plastic cup usage."
Pros: "crew was pushing , no time in an rush all the time"
Cons: "service level"
Cons: "Entertainment and access to Wifi"
Pros: "Crew very attentive but not intrusive. Food very good."
Cons: "I did not find much to watch on entertainment system. Have to get crew to assemble flat bed, a bit of a nuisance. Also to turn it back into a chair."
Pros: "Friendly service and not a super crowded plane."
Cons: "In-seat entertainment was not working for me, and boarding process could be drastically improved."
Pros: "I didn't like the trip much. After the trip we found out that our body was bitten by fleas. Our body is now full of rashes, every part of my body is so itchy. We was seated in 61A and 61C, seems like in the previous flight a dog was sitting there or some kind of animal that left fleas in the sit."
Cons: "Please clean better the seats. This is unacceptable, not a good way to start a trip in Japan. We only hope to get better sitting in our last flight with SQ, from Japan to LA."
Pros: "Crew was polite."
Cons: "For such a long journey, the plane could have been nicer."
Pros: "Great crew and cabin!"
Cons: "Meals were just ok"
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: "Cramped seats, no leg room, horrible food, stupid COLD snack!"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."
Cons: "The layover in Singapore was a nightmare with insufficient hotel accommodation, nothing but Asian food and overly officious security staff."
Pros: "Customer service, food, seats"
Pros: "The food was good, good choices and at good intervals. Lavatories were well maintained. Entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "My first leg, the crew appeared rushed. Seating was tight. Would definitely upgrade next time."
Pros: "Flight time"
Pros: "Easy red eye flight, just slept the whole way"
Cons: "Singapore airline is always awesome. Crew professional and very caring"
Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."
Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"
Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."
Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
Pros: "Services, the Care and the Concern!"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"
Pros: "First class service with economy prices via Kayak! Blankets, pillows, full meals, snacks, entertainment, hot towels before take off and landing. The crew is always spot on! I love Singapore airlines!"
Pros: "Great service and comfort."
Cons: "Food was bland and breakfast availability was a joke. On any flight, passengers do not want spicy or evening meals, and having a limited amount number of breakfasts available was not amusing. The crew had done 5 rows and we were 6 row from kitchen and they had run out ."
Pros: "Comfortable, full service through the night.."
Pros: "EVERYTHING was great...from check in to the entire experience on board. Extremely friendly staff to delicious food and a great choice of beverages! Clean and tidy aircraft with lots of extra amenities. Pleasant flight, pleasant arrival. Always a great way to travel!"
Cons: ""Customs" at JFK came to an entire halt. All passengers where stuck in the welcome hall for 1h, without any information, why held there and why nothing was moving forward. All CBP booths were closed, but 8 (eight!) employees, who normally direct arriving passengers to the kiosk-machines where hanging out in two groups sharing private stories and having laughs instead of at least informing passengers, what was going on. Lots of passengers where outraged...a couple in their mid 70s in front of us had to sit down on the floor, since they had circulation problems from standing in line so long. Sadly, JFK isn't what it used to be anymore."
Pros: "Christmas decorations, service, attitude of staff"
Pros: "The crew of ladies and men where so very gracious and courtly, both to the passengers and each other. My wife and I both took note that the flight attendants were "First Class" with emphasis on class. Exceptionally well groomed, but also conveyed genuine concern and helpfulness and at the same time, real workers, energetic and perky. We are bragging to all our friends about the uplifting cultural demeanor of Singapore Airlines. They should all get a pay raise. I will always remember their wonderful service when thinking about our trip to Frankfurt, Germany. Robert"
Pros: "Wonderful and warm crew made me feel at home. Loads of entertainment but best of all, comfortable seat/bed allowed for a goodnight's sleep!"
Pros: "Food was delicious!"
Pros: "Service is very good."
Cons: "Too warm/hot inside the cabin throughout the flight."
Pros: "The service, seats, food, drinks and bed!"
Pros: "Crew was super nice. Amazed at collection of Chinese movies and music. Great alcoholic beverage selection."
Cons: "Hope that there were more time to order and enjoy beverages."
Pros: "Clean aircraft. First rate and very attentive cabin staff. High Quality food and mid flight snacks. Its clear a lot of thought has gone into the making and running of this airline. My first experience and quite frankly I will fly SIA whenever possible."
Cons: "Cabin was to me a little warm during initial taxi at LAX. But not overly so."
Pros: "Loved the crew. Really helpful."
Cons: "1) while boarding you should keep families with kids (at least till 6yrs of age or with disabilities) prior to other people... 2) food was ok ok"
Pros: "Not much turbulence"
Pros: "Everything was outstanding. The cleanliness of the airplane, the food, the friendliness of the crew, I just can't say enough good things about my experience flying on Singapore Airlines."
Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"
Pros: "Singapore service is always outstanding"
Cons: "temp on plane was freezing and even two blankets did not suffice. Everyone was really cold."
Pros: "No fuss flight but lacking that something extra"
Pros: "I love flying by singapore airlines! Firstly because its direct flight from home plus service on sq is always impeccable. Plus i can easily order a singapore sling and a campari spritz, which is so nice while watching a movie :)"
Cons: "I didnt really like the food this time and entertainment on the way back was so sad! No new movies unlike on the way there :( dont really like being woken up for meals though, would be nice if they left a note to get a meal from them once ive gotten up. Coz i was trying to sleep so i dont get jetlagged back in sg. Which i did unfortunately :( not jetlag when i arrived in rome though :)"
Pros: "Consistently good food."
Cons: "Entertainment system sometimes froze, didn't remember where I was in the movie."
Pros: "1. Clean. 2. Punctual. 3. Coke Zero."
Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"
Pros: "uncomfortable compared to the other flights"
Pros: "Great crew and food."
Cons: "Limited entertainment options."
Pros: "The crew were so polite and helpful."
Cons: "Archaic entertainment system. Cabin was dull and seats not up to standard of other airlines business class."
Cons: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "Crew was nice and food was not that bad either"
Cons: "Change the color of the seats. Brown is not that nice"
Cons: "Flight was an hour late departing"
Pros: "Such a pleasant flight compared to the 3 other flights I had taken on this trip. The crew were friendly and food was delicious!"
Pros: "Already commented in the Hanoi to Seoul part. Sorry."
Cons: "2 hour delay from Incheon to Tokyo. Messed up our travel plan a bit."
Pros: "Even coach had plenty of room"
Cons: "Appreciate that there was food in flight but the taste left much to be desired. The entertainment selection was extremely sparse and could have been much better with English subtitles."
Pros: "Excellent ethnic Korean food. Attendants were extremely polite and and professional."
Cons: "Mass Boarding procedure was inefficient. Same Airline boarding out of Chicago had groups according to sets of row numbers, and was much more efficient. Should use in all cases."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and accommodating, even on a short flight. Food was also great."
Cons: "This plane was a bit older so I had issues with my seat--controls for the leg rest and to lean the seat back were jammed so I couldn't adjust during the flight."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Dirty tray table. Poor audio quality. Tight legroom. Overly warm cabin."
Pros: "Good flight crew. Good food."
Cons: "No power outlet for electronic on plane."
Pros: "Our flight is only Incheon to Narita and later that night our final destination is LAX. I have checked in to Singapore Airlines the day before our flight. While checking in at the Incheon airport, the ground attendant ask me for my final destination. After a few minutes, shw mentioned that our baggage will be picked up at LAX. I was so relieved since this trip was 3 weeks with 3 50lbs luggage and 2 10 lb backpacks. I imagined going to Japanese Immigration again and explaining the reason for the entry. Because of this our layover is seamless. Star Alliance made it so easy for us to take their airlines anytime. Kudos to Star Alliance. Oh, the legroom is roomy for Economy! Nothing can compare with their airbus. I am only 5foot1inch and its like having a lounging chair. My husband whose 5’10” is happy with the space. Thanks for thinking of your passengers!"
Cons: "It is minor thing only. Their headphones does not work. Which is not an issue since I always bring headphones and buds for our long haul flights!"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Food was okay"
Cons: "Poor leg room"
Pros: "Delicious food"
Pros: "2 free checked bags."
Cons: "Old, uncomfortable seats. No in-seat power. Weak entertainment options on tiny screens. 3-4-3 configuration means no seat is a good seat. No legroom. I hated my experience on thus airline and will work to avoid on future trips to Asia. Paid $200 for two bulkhead (NOT exit row seats) and flight attendants hassled me about where I kept my carry-on tote bag. Avoid, avoid, avoid."
Pros: "Great airline, plenty of space. Crew was super nice and helpful"
Cons: "Airplane food isn’t great where ever you go"
Pros: "다른 항공사 비행기에 비해 좌석이 넓은편임. USB 포트는 기본에 콘센트까지 있어서 놀람. 엔터테이먼트는 주로 한국 방송들 위주였던듯."
Cons: "아시아나 기내식 괜찮다고 들어 기대했으나 싱가폴항공보다 별로였음. 비빔밥에 단무지2개 계란말이 한조각.. 싱가폴항공은 비빔밥에 김치도 주는데.. 그리고 밥 다먹고 빵 먹는다고 식기 걷을때 나이프랑 컵을 못 냈는데 다시 가지러 안옴..-_-;; 캔이랑 컵이랑 다 가지고 있었는데 다시 수거하러 와야하는거 아닌가..?"
Pros: "Comfortable journeys without getting tired"
Pros: "Meal was surprisingly fresh & tastey."
Cons: "Seats not comfortable. Entertainment system minimal selection."
Pros: "The food was again good and the service was excellent. The entertainment was also good"
Cons: "Fight was so late that i missed my connection. I allowed three hours. The flight was 2 1/2 hours late so there was not time to go threw customs."
Pros: "The plane interior was in much better shape compared to my other Asiana trip. Flight attendants on this plane was much more courteous compared to my other asiana flight"
Cons: "I do not understand why only one bag was allowed to be checked if it was an international flight. When it was boarding time, there was no organization. It was whoever lined up first."
Pros: "Everything. It was comfortable, the flight attendants were attentive. Before the flight, I was moved to a better seat because I require wheelchair assistance."
Cons: "Not a thing."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very kind and nice."
Cons: "The food was bad . It used to be good but it's getting worse these days. No idea how could you serve the fork...!"
Pros: "Friendly crew good ife. Economy will never be spacious but they manage to make it comfortable."
Cons: "Chicken burrito on an intra Asian flight?!? Was looking forward to something Asian."
Pros: "Flight was great, food was what you'd expect but above average if you have no expectations. Crew was nice and entertainment had a wide selection of recent movies. Comfort was ok and complimentary blankets could be requested."
Cons: "Only issue I had was the person siting next to me putting their elbows and feet into my portion of the seat. Asked her to move and she complained. This is an expected attitude if you fly anywhere with mainland Chinese passengers . If escalated it would result in her screaming and complaining. But it is an Asian airline and I can't control the passenger who choose to fly so I can't complain too much. Still would recommend to friends."
Pros: "Everything it was great experience flying with asiana"
Cons: "Crew was very attentive"
Pros: "I didn't expect there to be a meal & in-flight movies on what I considered to be a relatively short flight. It was a nice treat!"
Pros: "Entertainment was good, legroom was good, staff was very friendly both at the check in and on the plane"
Cons: "I wasn't able to check in online, kiosk didn't work for me, and had to wait in several long lines before I finally got my ticket in hand. The help was lost among the crowd and it was unclear where they were and how they could be flagged down."
Pros: "Two and a half hour flight but full meal still served. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Pros: "Great entertainment. Good selection on movies. Food is good."
Pros: "Service is good"
Cons: "There is so much of delaying and layover"
Pros: "They have a mom line, which is awesome but my husband was gold so we didnt need it, but As a mom of 2 I appreciate that! Smooth check in."
Cons: "Staff not as engaging as others, very little communication because I only spoke English?, but pleasant enough. As with all flights, no leg room."
Pros: "The company called one travel agency quoted $1,000.00 per ticket from Vancouver to tokyo. I purchased 3 tickets but in about 3 weeks later I find out that they cancelled it. I complained about it and they asked if I wanted to purchase the same tickets from the same flight and seas for $1,500.00. Because I wanted to save $50 (Air Canada was $1,050.00 through Travelocity at the time), I had to pay $1,400.00 for Air Canada ticket 3 weeks later. I will never fly ANNA or deal with travel one. Even though it is a little more expensive I will only deal with reputable company such as travelocity."
Cons: "Change Flight cost too much"
Pros: "Good service and food."
Pros: "The flight crew was amazing, as was the food. Both were presented exquisitely and put US carriers to shame."
Cons: "The only negative I have for the flight was on a very old 747. The seats were definitely feeling their age, with the bulkhead seat's entertainment system a bit of a beast to get folder out from under the seat."
Pros: "Clean bathroom, well maintain during flight unlike some airlines 5 stars for that"
Cons: "Chicken was grilled marked than steam result tuff rubbery. Hostess refused to exchange it with beef saying thete eas no more on the spot, not even asking others waitresses from different raw, while later on when everyone wad sleeping I went to asked for water and there you go. She ead eating the beef from economic class and a dish from first class. I always thought that customers are valuable because we pay their salaries?! Very desapointed from this hotess from the Philli. Who during the who flight treat me like dirt, maybe she hates Americain? Also most of movies are children oriented only a few for mature minds and they are over a year old. First time on Asiana and last time even been a star alliance member what a disappointment!"
Pros: "I particularly liked the seamlessness of the experience - from the downtown checkin and getting a boarding pass at Seoul station, taking the AREX, the efficiency and competence of the front line personnel, etc. I will recommend Asiana and I would consider taking them long distance except that I am a goldcard frequent flier with American/British/Cathay for many years now. Chicago talks about seamlessness in its airport experience but its train-to-the-plane is the chronic weak link."
Cons: "Nothing - I'd tell you if there was. I didn't bother with entertainment for a two-hour flight and I was already well into a really eloquent novel (I'll Be Right There) by Kyung-Sook Shin; check it out"
Pros: "It truly set apart from the other airlines I used for my 15-day trip. It was by far the best airline from top to bottom"
Pros: "Service is good."
Cons: "Trying to make everything online and was not being able to make it easily. Confused in infirmations."
Pros: "Flying with a partner, the two seater in economy was comfortable, good leg space, reasonable food , good service."
Pros: "It's hard to say anything was good when the flight was cancelled."
Cons: "6:40pm Friday flight was delayed 2 hours, and when we finally boarded, pulled away from the gate, and were ready to takeoff, they announced the flight was cancelled because they can't meet the curfew at Narita Airport. Took us another hour to deplane, and another hour to go through immigration and customs (yes we had to do it again), and get our bags. Then they sent us to a hotel 30 mins outside Seoul (they told us it was 20), gave us a Lotteria fast food burger and asked us to be in the lobby at 4:50AM (it was already midnight). Bus didn't have enough space for everyone so they had to call a van too. When we arrived at the airport after our 30 min ride, the bus dropped us off on the wrong side and we all had to walk 15 mins to the opposite end of the airport to check in. Since the rescheduled flight was the first flight out, the airport was super busy and security lines were extra long. After all those lines there was barely enough time to get on the plane. Summary: from originally scheduled time until wheels up I waited in about 6 hours of lines or just sitting around,1 hour of bus rides, slept 3 hours, and ate one lousy burger. All of this for what was supposed to be a nice weekend trip to Tokyo, which chopped down to a 30 hour stay in Tokyo. These guys should have known what time they can pull away from the gate to make curfew. There's no reason why we all had to go through this extra aggravation. Turns out Asiana has been making really tight schedules to accommodate the summer peak season, and they just can't keep up."
Pros: "The staff were excellent and very kind and attentive."
Cons: "In flight headphones were way too big"
Pros: "I had a great time during my flight from istanbul to Seoul . My seat didn't recline and cabin crew immediately helped and took me to a business class as an apology . They were very responsive to any time i needed help . And the food was amazing . Even the economy class gets gourmet meals ."
Pros: "Meals, comfort, and crew all above average."
Cons: "Nothing really"
Cons: "It was too hot in the plane."
Pros: "The crew was amazing and the food was great too!"
Pros: "The departure and arrival times were good in order to sleep the night, and wake up in Tokyo refreshed. Cabin crew were fairly friendly, but not the Cathay of a few years ago."
Cons: "NONE of the business class center seats would recline. This meant in order to recline and get some rest, the crew had to dismantle your seat and release the locks manually. This meant the seat was in that position until time to land. So I had to make a choice to sleep or eat, horrible for CX."
Pros: "Professional and friendly Crew & the movies"
Cons: "Too cold, seats to narrow, food not so tasty."
Pros: "god food and movie selection."
Pros: "The crew carefull and the seat comfort"
Cons: "Cathay Pacific should be open direct rounte from SGN to MEL"
Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Airport checkin crew sucked, in-flight crew were fantastic!!"
Cons: "They made me check my carry on for a flight that was MAYBE 50% full... ANd If the ground handlers were actually awake when we landed in Vancouver... took 43 minutes for the first 5 bags to come out.... and another 7 minutes before anymore... WTAF!??"
Cons: "Did not inform us of a flight delay until way after the flight time had past. Waited an extra to take off."
Cons: "I didn’t have a pillow."
Cons: "A very old product in the CX fleet. The old exonomy seat is terrible. Service was not attentive. Entertainment system was not responsive. CX is definitely going downhill."
Cons: "The seat was a bit small for me, legroom a bit tight."
Cons: "Too salty for the meal"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very kind and helpful. I was very tired and was feeling a little under the weather. She checked in with me frequently throughout the flight to make sure I was well, brought me hot water to sip on, and just made sure I was as comfortable as possible. My regret is that I didn’t catch her name."
Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."
Cons: "The gate to connecting flight was very far and signs to gate were confusing."
Cons: "Incoming plane was late so that there off departure schedule. Flight to HK was late as well. Bad luck or bad scheduling?"
Pros: "Not much, quick though"
Cons: "Plane is old, seats are terrible, hard awkward, strange seatbelt clunk of foam plastic, food was horrible, never saw the crew, it was hot, needed water has to go track it down, it was an overnight flight so not all the crews fault"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was very attentive. Loved Cathay Pacific’s signature non alcoholic drink”Ocean Breeze”."
Cons: "The food was really not at the level you would expect. There was only a pork and a fish option. The fish was fishy and the dessert was gelatin cake thing that did not appease my dessert craving."
Cons: "Flight was late. I understand that there could be unexpected problems. But please do not say that due to 'operational reasons'. Sounds like BS. Tell us he actual reason. Arrived late, engine problems, passenger missing, etc."
Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable in both flight , HK airport is clean , washroom are clean ,"
Cons: "The costumer service of pasific airline in HK airport and in Perth airport , were not skilled , I asked them many time if they can help me in my 10 hrs waiting time in HK airport with a food voucher or access to their lounge for rest and fresh in up , they said you bought your ticket this way and you accepted it , no voucher no access to lounge unless if you are business or first class !!"
Pros: "The crew were very polite, efficient and attentive."
Cons: "On the first leg of our journey the seats were very difficult to adjust. We required the help of the attendants."
Cons: "old plane"
Cons: "Gate staff was not patient and friendly. No advanced notification before flight cancellation. Poor communication after flight cancellation. No instructions for remediation for flight cancellation only tell customer to get checked in luggage bag and go home. No initiative to handle the incident. We waited for 2 hours at the counter for explanation and information for re-arrangement for the flight. Really disappointed with this flight."
Pros: "Spaciousness of the plane Flight Crew Cleanliness of the plane Inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Food Luggage space of cabin not enough Promptness of plane ,our plane was late Manila airport terminal 3 no air-conditioning while waiting Boarding was disorganized last seat should board first no announcement from crew and no implementation of plan. Need constant communication from staff for better boarding experience."
Pros: "The entertainment is in regards to the movie choices that I had. I wish my screen was a little bigger."
Cons: "My flight from Los Angeles to Hong Kong was cancelled due to a problem with the plane. I stood in line for 2 and a half hours at the airport only to have them tell me this. There was not visible sense of urgency on part of the staff at Cathay Pacific and they did not seem to have a contingency plan to deal with such a situation. I especially felt sorry for some of the elderly people who were also in line all that time with noting to drink and no place to sit."
Cons: "Broke my luggage"
Pros: "Cathy service"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Crew did their job pleasantly ."
Cons: "Food was very ordinary, not up to what I expect in business class."
Cons: "Seat didn't recline"
Cons: "lost my luggage"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Cathay Pacific needs to work on improving their cabin layout for B777. The inside is quite outdated."
Pros: "Good leg room in coach. Comfortable seats."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "All as expected - no surprises"
Cons: "When we booked we asked for a child's meal and we advised of allergies. However I don't see why we would have to ask as we booked a child's seat and you have to provide the age which she is 4. When onboard from SYD/HKG and HKG/LONDON, NO meal was available for our child except for what everyone else was eating. She is anaphylaxis to shellfish, she was given shrimp!!!!! I am sure if she was given a child's meal she would not have got this. We were then told we have to advise the airline 12 hours before we fly that we want a child's meal. I am sorry but when travelling we should not have to do this and nor have we ever had to do it on any other airline. Poor poor poor!!!!"
Pros: "The plane actually arrived an hour earlier than expected."
Pros: "Went up and down as planned."
Cons: "Late departure due to storms results in late arrival. Seat didn't work as expected. USB charger didn't work and interfered with the headset."
Pros: "Access to Cathay lounge. Went to the Wing noodle bar and coffee loft. Had a good bite to eat before boarding flight running 15 mins late. My request to have my meal service delayed was welcomed by staf."
Cons: "None experienced"
Pros: "service was good, on time , food good, alll in all will fly u again !!"
Cons: "didn't get seat asked for, but ended up ok cause other passenger moved, so haad more leg room"
Pros: "The service and quality are absolutely OK, the airline is awesome!"
Cons: "After a stressful 15 hour flight from San Francisco, my connecting flight to Tokyo was delayed by an hour and a half, which is something I'd like to avoid in this long of a flight."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "seat did not recline."
Pros: "I was seated around a number of sick people - and it was a middle seat so hard to get up since there was pretty much no space"
Pros: "Flight attendants were great."
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