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December Most popular time to fly (20% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$1,252 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$414 or less

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  • When booking your flights to Malé, you will be flying into Velana International Airport, also known as Malé Airport and the major airport in the Maldives. The airport is located on its own island just off the coast of the city of Malé. The budget airline Scoot offers direct flights from Australia if you’re looking for a good deal.
  • Travelling from Malé Airport to your final destination can be done by land, air or sea. A road connects the islands, however the easiest route is to take a dhani (speedboat) from the airport to the city, which will take you approximately ten minutes. You can also charter one of the fleet of inter-island seaplanes to take you to nearby islands or atolls. For those continuing their journey by plane, there are regular domestic flights operating from the airport.
  • Malé is a popular base to explore the sparkling seas and atolls of the Maldives. If you’re interested in exploring the offshore islands, you can organise chartered seaplanes at the airport. You can also join one of the boat tours departing from the airport ferry pier.
  • Is this your first time in the Maldives? Even if you’re a regular traveller, you can find some useful information on the airport’s website, under the ‘plan your travel’ section. Here you will find helpful travel advice on what to pack, the current weather, emergency numbers and even some useful terms and phrases in the local language, Dhivehi.
  • If you’re looking for a spot to freshen up after a long flight, you will find a block of shower facilities in the area between Arrivals and Departures, opposite the Mariyaadu snack counter.

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Top 5 airlines flying to Malé

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,882 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "We had to come home 2 weeks early due to the virus, and Singapore airlines were brilliant at changing the flights. Even got upgraded to the extra leg room for free"
Cons: "The extra leg room seats were naff, I like getting comfy in a chair and these ones were not. The screen was too far away and the arm rests didn’t move. Also, due to my partner having to swap seats, I was sat on my own next to strangers. They slept the whole way, so the crew never disturbed them meaning I missed out on food and drinks, even when asked"

Cons: "The rebalance was worst I've ever encountered I was actually scared I prayed many times 4 yo get home safely I was not impressed with my last flight n also why were We delayed coming from manila we turn back many times n I had only 50 mins to catch my flight to Perth if we had landed wen we should hv I'd hv time to buy some gifts I'm.glad that Philippines airlines will fly direct yo manila from Perth come March n I'll use them from now on as it's a few times in the years gone that things has happened to me I forgave ur airline but now i not need to as hv other airline to fly n my darling come here 3 or 4 times each year but will use Philippines airlines URS sincerely Trevor frahm"

Pros: "The service, foods , sack ,"

Pros: "The crew is always amazing: highly professional, attentive and friendly. The whole experience with Singapore Airlines is always a treat."

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."

Pros: "What can I Say. It's Singapore Airlines"

Pros: "Great seating"
Cons: "Free internet in long flights"

Pros: "Wonderful trip, Super nice Crew , perfect meal , great entertainment system"
Cons: "Can not be topped up"

Cons: "Raise the cabin temperature"

Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."

Cons: "Nothing much"

Pros: "SQ always the best service"

Cons: "crew isnt very careful in serving the food but its not really that bad. but im just comparing it from my previous flights so i think that group of FA's can do better. And the food was served a bit a late so they dont have time to serve hot beverage anymore."

Cons: "Change the food menu, boring with the same menu"

Pros: "Efficient"
Cons: "Better food, better selection movies"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Seat was very comfortable, crew was very nice,"
Cons: "food is average. TV screens are so bad that you cant watch a full movie. Seat is comfortable. Over all the plane was old and worn out"

Pros: "Entertainment system ok"
Cons: "Change if gate 30 minutes before departure and no info at old gate. New gate very far away, terrible for old people."

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."

Pros: "Cabin crew knew how to work."
Cons: "So surprisingly, the cabin was dirty and the seat comfort was below expectation."

Cons: "Excellent service"

Cons: "The layover in Singapore was a nightmare with insufficient hotel accommodation, nothing but Asian food and overly officious security staff."

Pros: "Crew was very helpful and courteous Entertainment system was pretty good Food was good. They could have given water bottles instead of asking for water."
Cons: "Seat comfort in Economy was just ok. Since this was a long haul flight, seats could have been better."

Pros: "Boarding. Timely departure"
Cons: "Entertainment selection."

Pros: "everything in suite class"

Pros: "The inflight entertainment was great, lots of movie selections"
Cons: "The leg room was horrible. Honestly the worst space I've ever had in a flight. I was shocked considering Singapore air is considered one of the best airlines"

Pros: "lot of turbulence, uncomfortable ride"
Cons: "entertainment system was good"

Pros: "Prompt and timely service"
Cons: "Food can be more tasty"

Pros: "Five Star Singapore Service on board the aircraft."

Pros: "The staff is amazing and know what parents of bubs need."

Pros: "food"

Pros: "Excellent customer service, helpful staff"
Cons: "Food was unpalatable - HNML. Needs to be improved, the beans in a tomato sauce looked like a tin of dice tomatoes was poured over the boiled beans. Chicken curry didn’t taste good either as it was over cooked. Didn’t relish the vermicelli dessert or the salmon. Thanks for the roll & lactose free butter, the cheese and biscuits"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "I do like Singapore airlines and all the rest of the airline stuff apart from the entertainment system was great!!! (Unfortunately since there was no USB or seat power my iPad fairly quickly ran out of juice...)"
Cons: "The entertainment system was soooo old. In our seats it was non-functional. The plane wasn't too full and so I scooted over to the isle seat next to mine but again the resolution on the screen was so bad I couldn't read the intro comments to the movie, etc. They desperately need to update the entertainment system on that plane."

Pros: "Crew very friendly"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. Efficient service and good boarding. Seemingly wider seats than the newer A350s."
Cons: "Positively ancient entertainment system with poor selection and bad visual quality. Ads pop up every time you go into another menu. If you're flying SIN->BNE I'd avoid the 7.20am departure, you'll get the old 777-200s rather than the A350s they run on other departures."

Pros: "Top notch service. Very comfortable in business class. Very attentive. Would definitely fly with them again."

Pros: "Comfortable flight, punctual, helpful crew."
Cons: "I don't see the point in giving out menus for economy class, especially as it's only a choice of 2 meals and one of them wasn't available anyway. It's a waste of paper."

Pros: "Brand new aircraft, excellent service and food"
Cons: "J class seat, 12A window. Top of my seat curled around my sides, which blocked vision thru 1.5 of the 3 windows I had access to. The enclosure also protuded into my left bicep when I had my elbow resting on the arm rest. Table on my right hand side was too close to my body, and to high to reach a drink easily, I literally had to lift my whole right arm to pick up a glass."

Pros: "Consistency of high quality service. Beef goulash in economy was surprisingly good!"
Cons: "Impatient Caucasian passengers trying to squeeze past. Maybe put them further back next time! :-)"

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "My seat was very hard"

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "It's not the cheapest way to fly but it's a great way to cross the Atlantic. Seats are big enough for 2, really. Lay flat beds make the night crossing east tolerable. You really can get several hours sleep. The cabin crew is outstanding, patient, and extremely responsive to requests. Two meals served were excellent. Entertainment choices were complete. After a number of flights in Economy on other airlines I'm spoiled by Singapore Airlines and also by Business Class. And their fares seemed much less than others for the JFK to FRA route. Had no idea this level of luxury existed on an airplane."
Cons: "My seat assignment was moved without explanation on our return flight, FRA to JFK. That was disappointing. The gate folks were apologetic but no real explanation given."

Cons: "Outdated Cabin Fit Out"

Cons: "Delayed 2 hours behind schedule"

Pros: "Movie selection was great. Food was decent. Comfort was expected"
Cons: "Our seat neighbors were annoying, but nothing the staff can do about that!"

Pros: "Everyone was very attentive and nice. The leg room is decent ."
Cons: "Some of the food didn't taste amazing, would've like maybe a different choice other than salmon or curry pork"

Pros: "Crew members very friendly. Foods are excellent. Kids have priority to have their meals first."

Pros: "Ease of check in, very quick."
Cons: "Older plane, entertainment system incredibly slow, plane needs tidying up, starting to look its age."

Pros: "Great crew, excellent staff at the airport. Planes were nice and comfortable. Food was ok. They have an excellent price to quality ratio; you can often get great prices on some of the more popular destinations and the service is 5 stars."
Cons: "Some alcoholic drinks"

Pros: "The cabin crew was very attentive throughout the long flight, offering water and orange juice often. Good selection of movies was available."
Cons: "Can't think of anything, everything was very good."

Pros: "attentive crews, clean toilets"
Cons: "waited for 2 hours upon immigration clearance, not sure what was the issue. ground handling only updated there was a delay. baggage didn't get loaded onto carousel until 2 hours after landing. horrible"

Pros: "attentive crew. comfortable seating. good food options"

Pros: "smoothing take off and landing"
Cons: "Food quality and variety is not good. Also, their serving speed is very poor. Boarding should be more informed and more organized upfront."

Cons: "I bought my seat assignment in advance, and they did not give me this seat on the plane. Before boarding, I asked at the gate if my new seat was a window--which is what I paid for--and they confirmed yes, my new seat was a window. Turns out, it was not, it was a middle seat. I asked a flight attendant to relocate me to a window seat, which she kindly did, however this seat was quite uncomfortable as I was seated next to a large gentleman who probably should have been required to purchase two seats. Overall, there were two issues with Qatar Airways during this trip: they did not give me the seat I had requested and paid for, and then lied when I asked if my new seat was a window."

Pros: "Excellent crew, quick serving a lunch on a 1.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Just don't like all the trips to and from flights on the bus at Doha."

Pros: "Everything normal as expected on an economy class nothing special."
Cons: "Firstly If the meals we pre booked were actually given to us. Secondly what’s the point of giving menus to coustomer to choose their meal when food availability is limited. Don’t set false expectations to your customer when you can’t deliver on them."

Pros: "Nothing to like on that flight."
Cons: "Very poor customer service, Qatar Airways should be ashamed of providing worst than third world kind service in the Doha - Dhaka route."

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "it would be better if the flight departure on the scheduled time"

Pros: "Great crew!!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Excellent-18 hour flight but Qatar really looks after you. Crew amazing and food is pretty good."

Pros: "The attendants were great."
Cons: "The food on all 4 flights was ok. Could have been more interesting recipes and dessert. The seats on all flights were consistently hard and stiff. It was impossible to get a decent rest because of that as well as the areas being pretty cramped."

Pros: "Friendly crews. Excellent food. Great service. On time arrival."
Cons: "They could provide hotel for transit passengers with long layovers."

Pros: "The service was great! I slept almost the whole way in economy and was very comfortable!"

Pros: "From the ground crew to the flight staff, everyone was superb! Keep up the good work!"
Cons: "I can't think of anything to make it better."

Pros: "Flight was on time, touch down smooth"
Cons: "The screen for my seat was not working correctly so could not do anything except wait for flight to finish"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "WC size (too small) and location. Other airlines such as Lufthansa (NYC - Munich) do way better job in this category ( I believe Lufthansa aircraft was either A330 or 340)"

Pros: "Everything was just average to poor."
Cons: "Baggage was not handled properly. Food is just average. Crew looked very tired, they are probably too much overloaded with work and the airline has poor scheduling of shifts for their crews."

Pros: "Seats are great!"
Cons: "The food options were not that good this time."

Pros: "Good Service.Efficient"
Cons: "No Phone charging facilities on back of the seat unlike other Qatar aircraft."

Pros: "Qsuite is the best flight experience I've ever had by a long, long way."

Pros: "On line flight experience"
Cons: "The food has to improve especially they have to provide fresh food"

Cons: "Unable to reserve any seats so ended up with the family split all over the plane"

Pros: "The Service is always great, entertainment system is great and the food is even good."
Cons: "I liked everything!"

Pros: "Movies and onboard games were good. So was the food. Crew took good care of us and the toilets were clean"
Cons: "We couldn't lower the seats backwards. It was horror for eight hours. And one little tv didn't work but they gave my wife a diferent, better seat because of that. We had a long layover, 12 hours, and they said we didn't have rights for anything. So we went to the city on our one because we didn't want to go on organized tour that we need to pay extra money"

Pros: "The crew were fab"

Cons: "TOOO long."

Pros: "Crew is so helping and attentive , not like american or european carriers . A350 was one of the best planes Inflight dining options in economy was like premium economy Entertainment system was too good"

Pros: "Ambiance"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Fabulous service from start to finish Excellent cabin, spacious & impeccably clean Super choice of food and drinks We travelled in the business cabin which I have to say, rivals many so-called 'First Class' products. The crew were courteous, addressing us by name and nothing was too much trouble."
Cons: "Boarding at Bali Airport is chaotic. This can hardly be attributed to Qatar Airways but this needs to be sorted out. When boarding began, it started with "Group 1" rather than business and other priority customers. It ended up rather chaotic with boarding halted at the end of the escalator causing a very uncomfortable situation as people struggled to get off the escalator."

Pros: "I got free internet on this flight: sponsored by Ooredoo. You can get 8MB for free! Breakfast was good quantity"
Cons: "Entertainment Oryx One, lunch quantity aswell. FPML had one tray, VJML and AVML had the same packed wrap."

Cons: "Had an 11hr delay overall, 3.5hrs sitting on the tarmac only to be told to disembark for dinner at the airport. Then told that we won't be getting on until 7am the next day, but only really started boarding at 8:30am. By the time we were told about the reschedule to the next morning, it was too late to get a hotel room (too far away) and was told that I could use a 'Quiet Lounge' at the airport (which wasn't quiet). While waiting to board at 7am the next day, ground staff told us that they had to change the plane so there would be a further delay. On boarding, we discovered that it was the SAME PLANE."

Pros: "all nice"
Cons: "nothing but avoid bread"

Pros: "another whole row to myself which meant i slept for most of the flight. food was ok, not as good as on the first flight."
Cons: "headrest is no rest at all, very uncomfortable as it does not adjust other then up or down."

Cons: "My seat would not go back. The food was all carbohydrates and quite cool instead of warm. There was only one tiny piece of chicken in chicken roll."

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: "Food crew and entertainment were all good thanks"
Cons: "A child behind me kept kicking the back of the seat all the time and the mother did nothing about it"

Pros: "price, comfort, food"

Pros: "I enjoyed my flight,it was a smooth trip from Doha to Manila, the Cabin Crew received adequate training on taking care of people, as a professional nurse who is use to taking care of others ,I see someone else looking after me and I really appreciate their efforts. Shortly before we landed at Manila, we were informed that in order to meet international flight rules and regulations that insecticide will be sprayed we were advised to cover our nose,as a medical personnel I see it not good cos it can trigger an Asthmatic attack in a known asthmatic patient ,it was a lovely journey"
Cons: "I enjoyed their meal and services wanted to be Oliver Twist"

Pros: "Just that the food is quite small but the variety is OK."

Pros: "Loved the array of film choices. The food was lovely and the service was fabulous. Lovely warm blankets ."
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "The wider space between all seats and the selection of the food"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "quick"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Never spending too long waiting for anything."
Cons: "More realistic options to upgrade. Example I can board a train in London and upgrade to first class for £20 to Edinburgh. If you have a coach class or business class empty. Have capacity to feed extra or not. Last minute upgrades can be both a revenue stream and another option to further satisfy some customers. Particularly older generations that can afford and would fund such a win win appealing."

Pros: "Every thing is good in Qatar airways"

Pros: "Food was good. Quick response to call"
Cons: "Toilet wasnt clean enough. Not offered water regularly"

Pros: "very nice crew please have good dessert"

Pros: "The crew went above and beyond the meet my needs. I requested the Cathay draft beer Betsy which wasn't loaded, unfortunately, but the crew managed to find one in economy."
Cons: "It was annoying the entertainment content on the A350 and 777-300ER were slightly different. I was watching a show but could not finish it."

Pros: "Fast and easy to board nice crew worked fast and smooth large proposal for entertainment"
Cons: "more diversity of beverage offered Also please propose coffee or tea before/after dinner and breakfast, nobody proposed me and I thought it would come later but nothing came. I should have asked before the end of the service but I was surprised it wasn't coming automatically."

Pros: "Crew amazing."
Cons: "Food variety should be increased."

Cons: "not much choices in the movie selection"

Pros: "The crew was nice and friendly, food was ok"
Cons: "Food should request order by the crew, rather then trolly push like an old style"

Pros: "Seat was fine. Crew were helpful"
Cons: "Movies were a repeat of the outbound trip"

Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "It’s not the airline fault that our flight was delayed so many times. A 8 hour trip took us 13 hours."

Pros: "Wheelchair assistance..very dignified"
Cons: "There was a mixup for special meal that i ordered...wrong marking of seat number,even after having a prepaid confimed seat"

Cons: "About cabin crew for for more smile"

Pros: "The crew were friendly, the entertainment on offer was broad and appealed to all passengers. The meal choices were very good, I requested the LFML options and all were good except for the light evening snack at the end of our second flight which was somewhat lacking in flavours and variety."
Cons: "The seats in economy felt cramped on the Boeing 700-300ER, with not much room to recline. This impacted on ability to fully relax and rest on such a long journey. This improved on the Airbus 350 thankfully, which much more leg room."

Pros: "They serve Baileys. I had a treble and then slept for 8 hours."
Cons: "I was served by the sassiest member of cabin crew. I think he thinks he’s doing us a favour by giving us such luxuries as water and food"

Cons: "flight lates as always"

Cons: "flight delayed as usual"

Cons: "short haul business class seat very uncomfortablev- flight delayed as usul"

Cons: "delayed as usual"

Pros: "I paid $190 for extra legroom for an economy seat by an exit door, however the remote for the entertainment screen encroached an inch on the already VERY narrow seats - I'm six foot three and 215 pounds and both hips were in full pressing contact against the sides of the seat - TOO NARROW!"
Cons: "Seats too narrow in Economy."

Pros: "The seats are old .. the plane is old .. the flight was delayed 2 hours, food even in first class lounge is not apetising the menu has been cut significantly.. lettuce and tomato say that they are not sourced from China .. must be from India as the quality sucks"
Cons: "On time is an expectation that if you travel from HK to BKK on CX that it is always delayed .. common knowledge for people in Thailand.. this is bad"

Pros: "Crew very attentive. Red eye so you may need to call but very good. Comfortable aircraft slso"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The crew was nice. Seat space really cramped"
Cons: "On my return flight from Hing Kong to Vancouver, which is a long flight, the passenger in the seay next to mine slowly encroached on my seat space to an unusual extent. The seats in economy are really cramped!!"

Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"

Pros: "Friendly staff and very accomodating"
Cons: "Did not enjoy the food choice, tv needed repairs"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The baggage of all first class passengers was delayed beyond the time of the later flight .. ridiculous .. also flight delayed as is usual tor all flights in and out of Bangkok. The food on the flight is not appealing .. the front of the seat fell down onto the legs.."

Pros: "only the deffective TV particularly seat 30f"
Cons: "deffetive TV..i just sleep thru out my flght"

Pros: "On time, safe, standard service"

Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Food was not good"

Pros: "Food was good, service quick and efficient"
Cons: "Inconsiderate people in front reclining seats. Meant already cramped conditions in economy were made worse!"

Pros: "Nil"
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: "Delay flight and slow boarding and leaving plane."

Pros: "Service was very good. Food was decent. Surprised CX served dinner early in the morning Pacific time right before arrival at SFO instead to breakfast."
Cons: "There was an extra layer of normal security check at the HKG gate 15. The male team leader, probably in '50's, with two bars on his shoulder was extremely rude to the passengers. I was at the front of Economy class when a female Asian passenger walked up in the Business class ilne. He naturally tendered to her first and let her and directing her to a lower security ranking staff t the other side of area. All fine and dandy. But seconds later, a Caucasian male walked u,p indicating that he was with that female Asian, the security guard got real mad, shouted at the Asian woman who by then was some 20 feet away that next time she needed to tell him he was with someone. When it was my turn to go into the secured area, there were to guards available standing side by side, a male and a female. He let me and pointed toward the two guards. I asked him which one, he didn't answer. I asked a second time, "Male or female", he still didn't answer, just pointed his finger toward the two guards. His attitude was totally unacceptable."

Pros: "Service and plane"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Very uneventful flights and that is a good thing. Friendly flight crew, good food served and on time."
Cons: "The aircraft from was showing some wear."

Cons: "Good flight"

Pros: "The headline says it all!"

Cons: "Both the USB and headphone Jacks were busted. Just had a bad seat this time."

Cons: "Wasn’t allowed to book seats until checkin"

Pros: "Good crew, new plane, Ok food, good drinks"
Cons: "The seats are really uncomfortable"

Pros: "The very nice lady at Hong Kong station who checked me in was kind enough to give me an upgrade when the flight was full."
Cons: "The food on Cathay still has not improved compared to other airlines'"

Pros: "Excellent meals, excellent entertainment system, great staff"

Pros: "Service was fantastic. Had a bit of a headache and the air hostess was quick to get me a Panadol. Entertainment system is good. Do check out the outside camera that works when landing gear comes out. Great view. Great idea."

Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."

Pros: "Crew provided excellent service, seats were comfortable and food and drinks were great."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival, in flight service and comfort."
Cons: "Entertainment system seems old, latest movies are not there and the flight maps interface looks like as of it is from the 2000s."

Cons: "It was a long delay, about an hour. The airline kept silence until too late. They gave us a blanket, some refreshments and where to have breakfast. Those who made a fuss were taken to hotel. Many others stayed at the airport and had a terrible night."

Pros: "Very courteous and helpful with handicapped people like my mom."
Cons: "I can’t find a number to call to report an item left on the plane, and I would seriously pay a couple hundred extra dollars to any airline that offered a child-free flight."

Pros: "My mother requires additional assistance for boarding (wheelchair for the ramp, a little extra time). Cathay adjusted our seats so we would be located reasonably near the doors yet close enough to the bathroom for her convenience. The stewards literally took her by the arm to help her to her seat, even taking her bags for her. And they made a point of checking on her several times during the flight. Absolutely amazing!"

Pros: "Everything was great !"
Cons: "Food was average"

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Pros: "Little more leg room! A good flight overall"
Cons: "Flying time too long!"

Pros: "I am frequent air traveler that logs about 100k miles a year and this is the first time I felt like writing a review about an airline. I traveled with my 4 year old son on this trip. Excellent service, high quality food options and flight amenities. I really enjoyed the food as did my son. My son left his backpack behind on the first leg and the airline staff retreived it and delivered it to the lounge in less than 15 minutes. I was astounded and had almost given up on seeing the bag again, given my experience with other airlines in the past. This is going to be airline of choice for future trips!"

Pros: "My checked luggage bag was damaged. I noticed the damage only after I I reached home. However, when I reported Cathay Pacific baggage staff were very helpful and professional. I know several airlines who hide behind bureaucratic procedures to stonewall customers. CP is not one of them. Excellent service, before, after and during the flight."

Pros: "The crew and the selection of movies"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Quality of food, great wine."
Cons: "Check-in Colombo was chaotic, no supervisor on duty to help organize the passengers"

Pros: "I bid for an upgrade on the 2nd leg so business was much better. The lady serving in business was very nice."
Cons: "This leg was pretty much ok. Took an hour + to receive my baggage."

Pros: "Crew was welcoming and considerate. Breakfast food selection was good and tasty. Entertainment system is great."
Cons: "Old old plane with the most uncomfortable seats - hard lumbar and head support. Good leg room. It was a 3.5 hour flight, so it was manageable. Had to use my next pillow during hour 3."

Cons: "No"

Pros: "It's not horrible; just not up to world class standards of Singapore, Virgin, Emirates, United, or top airlines."
Cons: "Business Class: You have to place your order for all food and drink at the start of the flight because the flight attendant disappears after serving. Want a refill of wine? Tough bananas. Forget to order dessert? You're out of luck."

Pros: "In row 27 window seat. Had a great view of the Maldives."
Cons: "The entertainment."

Cons: "Free internet"

Pros: "They loose my luggage"
Cons: "They loose my luggage"

Pros: "Decent crew and food. Fairly punctual."
Cons: "Check in was so slow. Slowest check in I’ve known."

Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Foods were not good. Tray and seat was dirty. Sri Lanka should put in International passengers to good hotel and not shady slum hotel."

Pros: "Excellent flight apart from the delay!"
Cons: "Leave on time!"

Pros: "Flight attendant were amazing. My wife was not well and we ask for blanket. Cabin crew provided us with one."
Cons: "In flight food selection should have some variety for three hours flight. Should significantly improve Sri Lanka Lounge as the place was not the neat and clean, as it was run by one staff alone. Food in the lounge were sitting for hours and not freshly made."

Pros: "Planes and entertainment was amazing. Flight crew very good and friendly."
Cons: "The ground staff at Amsterdam were very poor and not well organized to handle issues. Some individuals were very rude and unhelpful"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Not bad comparatively morning flt kolkata to cmb.crew is good.clean"

Pros: "Flight Crew was excellent"

Pros: "It was all positives from the time we check in until we arrived in Kindon."
Cons: "They distributed the UK landing card long after meals served and most passengers were a sleep. It would be good if they could distribute the UK landing cards straight after or before the meals."

Pros: "Behavior of crew and food. The service was excellent. The flight was clean."

Pros: "Check in process was smooth, crew amazing, food excellent and in flight entertainment exciting."

Pros: "All crews they are helpfull"
Cons: "Food same going and coming times"

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "Very prompt service and amazing hospitality. Despite the numerous times I called them for service, the staff were always polite and served me with a smile. Overwhelming hospitality really!"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "overall"
Cons: "seats are small but otherwise it is 5 star airline. love Srilankan."

Pros: "Friendly service."
Cons: "Boarding process could improve"

Cons: "Unfriendly ambiance. Disorganized boarding. I’m even a member of Fly Smiles. The flight attendant named Chanaka moved 2 old passengers on my side. I kindly requested to another staff if I can just move seat too because I am not comfortable. But request no action. The cabin crew are not that caring because I took care of the 2 passengers. I just don’t understand why they are unfriendly. I will not choose this airlines again."

Pros: "Uniform of the crew is nice."
Cons: "The service specifically the transfer service. They weren’t helpful at all. I’m so turned off how the staff treated me. It is also not clear that I need to book a hotel thru the airline during my 13 hours transit. I was thrown back & forth like a ball. No help was done. How come an airline imposed such rule?! Worse part during flight I feel cold & asked for a blanket. We reached destination No blanket ever!! Not recommended. First & last!!!"

Pros: "Food , cleaning,"
Cons: "Connectivity as we have to wait 7!hours @ Colombo airport"

Pros: "Really good food the and crew on the plane was nice."
Cons: "In the Delhi airport we never interacted with anyone from Sri Lankan Airlines because a third party was contracted to work the counters, check us in, issue boarding passes, etc... These workers were all maybe 20 years old and possessed what seemed like zero training to do their job at all. They never had any answers and just smiled while saying “I don’t know” a million times. We were corralled and moved and waited hours while they ran around doing nothing."

Cons: "Flight was late and because of that we missed adelaide flight"

Pros: "Friendly crew and great food"
Cons: "Delay to take off"

Pros: "Acceptable but not exceptional as expected"
Cons: "Unfortunately the it was a bumpy ride as most of the time the seat belt sign was on and crew had to discontinue services for a while. This was beyond airlines control. The crew did not distribute the Sri lankan landing cards onboard. This caused some confusions for first time travellers as they had to cone off the immigration queue and went to pick the card up and to complete. Some foreigners were unhappy about it."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Not enough leg space, cramped seats"

Pros: "Also perfect"

Cons: "The airline needs to work on the human touch(crew). I did not understand why the immigration were questioning foreign travels for no reason. Lastly can’t reach the customer care number always gets disconnected."

Cons: "There was no uniform procedure in the flights, crew is too lazy to perform their duties. probably the first and last flying with Sri Lankan."

Cons: "We really appreciate your prompt response.Your customer service guidance is supportive for us"

Cons: "We really appreciate your prompt response.Your customer service guidance is supportive for us."

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Despite requesting children’s meal, they were not available. Chicken meatballs were disgusting Overall, if it isn’t curry then it’s not worth having. Their curry was very nice Limited movies"

Pros: "comfortable timing for india."
Cons: "1.we seated at UL 604 / 52K video was not updated , one one movie was displayed. 2. Crew was asking options i food ( non veg ) but they ere delivering what they had , question is why they asked option when they don't have option of serving. 3. Crew was pathetic. They discriminate with respect to whites and Indian's. Its really bad."

Cons: "Felt like a second class train travel."

Pros: "Courteous & helpful crew."
Cons: "Terrible seats and headrests. Highly uncomfortable for an 11 hour journey especially for senior citizens."

Pros: "Staff.. food"
Cons: "SEATS... I flew with other airlines also but this aero plane has worst seats I even sat on.. My travel was of 10 hours and after 3 hours of departure I started having pain in my back...seat was poorly structured. . Its like cushion of seats were dead n on top of it that cushion behind back was too outside.. I was not able to sleep at all as was not comfortable.. Also there was no system at Srilankan airport.. No barriers for travelers so that people stand in cue but no one was following lines as there were none.. Will never fly with Srilankan airlines again ever.."

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "For a family of 4, 3 of us had continual problems with the sound on the entertainment system during movies, etc"

Cons: "The connecting flight (at Colombo) was delayed for more than 5 hrs and there was no communication of whatsoever. There were barely any Srilankan airline personnel at the terminal/information desk to help assist or inform passengers. No acknowledgement of the discomfort caused to passengers."

Pros: "Besides the outstanding food and service, the jet was a brand new A330. Of course, the jet pales in comparison to Boeing 787 in its design and comfort."
Cons: "The passengers were ill-mannered."

Pros: "Nice lounge. Good food. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Flight was late, may not be their fault"

Pros: "On time, efficient, served a light breakfast"
Cons: "Would have looooved a coffee :P"

Pros: "Awsome service and on time flights"

Pros: "Good, I intend to fly again with SriLNkan Airways"
Cons: "The food and the seating was plenty good enough, given that the ticket is economy."

Cons: "The seat was not comfortable in the flight from Toronto to Abu Dhabi. I was served wrong food. The food was tasteless. The crew was giving on half glass of water when asked for. It felt as if they were scared to give water to drink"

Pros: "Seat spacing, food, crew Everything"

Pros: "The crew was good. Loved the mango juice and veg food."
Cons: "The seats are hard. More leg room please. Better entertainment with more recent clicks required. Toilet seat needs to stay upright. The eating tables should be straight. Should be able to recline our seats more."

Pros: "crew was decent"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Time"
Cons: "There should be more space between the seat because not all passengers can fit . And every passenger should have a chance to lower there seat without disturbing the passenger behind them ."

Cons: "Checking was slow at IAD and flight got delayed in Abu Dhabi and there was not good communication on delay."

Pros: "Picked me up from home in a Mercedes! Great, efficient service"

Cons: "flight was overbooked had to stay in abu dhabi"

Cons: "I have loads of complaints about the entire crew and etihad airlines and I will file my official complaint against them. The space here isn’t enough to write my complain"

Cons: "Food has gone down a lit"

Pros: "It got me from a to b"
Cons: "I'm just not going to go with Etihad in the future."

Cons: "The food was of very poor quality and no alternatives. Went hungry the entire flight."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Good quality overall from Etihad"
Cons: "Selection of movies/tv was pretty dire and the wifi was awful."

Pros: "I flew economy Melbourne > Abu Dhabi and then Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. The first leg of the flight was great, the flight wasn’t full and I had a whole row to myself. The flight attendant even gave me some tips to ensure nobody sat there. This flight was on an A380 so the plane was large and it felt spacious."
Cons: "There are a number of things that Etihad do that just degrade the quality and experience of the flight and I probably wouldn’t fly with them again as a result. I’ve listed these below: 1) Entertainment system is poorly appointed and travel in two seperate months found that little had been refreshed on the in flight programs. 2) The entertainment system is deactivated until the seat belt sign is turned off, and is deactivated again about 30 minutes prior to landing. 3) You practically have to cut off your arm to get some water. I would always bring my own water on the flight, but Australian regulations prevent more than 100mls being carried on flight. 4) The service is inconsistent, some staff are just downright rude and others are incredibly friendly. The time waiting after pressing the call bell is excessive and in one case my drink never arrived. 5) Unlike other airlines, they don’t give you a “menu” to chose from for the inflight meal. Instead they just come around asking “Chicken, Lamb or vegetarian”, and lack any real understanding of what’s actually in the food. 6) When you order a drink, they open the can pour some into a cup but don’t give you the remainder in the can. 7) The inflight wifi is expensive. 19.95 USD for 180mb puts them at one of the most expensive. Overall, I would have expected a bit more from an airline such as Etihad."

Pros: "Super easy"
Cons: "There wasn’t no Harry Potter films"

Pros: "Overall service"
Cons: "I had to check in my cabin bag"

Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Seats comfortable especially when plane not too crowded of course!! Blankets large and warm."
Cons: "Staff could be a bit friendlier Movie choice is ok but could be better Food can be improved drastically and could be healthier options"

Pros: "The crew were pleasant and visible."
Cons: "Food quality was pretty poor. It used to be so good. I had sea bass which was so dry. There were a group of 30 people travelling together. They monopolised the lobby bar and were rowdy and noisy despite requests from the crew. The flat bed is so hard, it needs a mattress."

Cons: "The food was seriously too small in portion! Had to go hungry on a full service 14hr flight!"

Pros: "Comfort in the plane and hospitality from the crew"
Cons: "Food served during dinner"

Pros: "We were lucky to get the last row where there are just 2 seats."
Cons: "Width and depth of seats - very small. I especially noticed the depth - very narrow. As usual bearly room between row in front. The food was very average. I ordered Asian vegetarian and got 3 meals almost identical. For dessert I also got a piece of melon and 2 cubes of pineapple 3 times. The bread roll was stale at best. Unfortunately on the long 13 hr leg we had a male staff member who wasn’t happy in his job and basically grunted at the passengers...He was also clearing the food trays and was very rough with it and I wore a container of somebody else’s custard all over me (luckily I had a blanket wrapped around Mel). He was more annoyed that zig also got the bottom of his trousers and shoes."

Cons: "Very limited food served at inappropriate times with no flexibility. No information provided on what meals would be served at what times. Very limited entertainment. Very long uncomfortable flight compounded by crew hawking duty free goods like vendors at a fish market, waking many of those who had been fortunate enough to fall asleep."

Pros: "Seat upgrade in response to complaint"
Cons: "Etihad website did not allow check in and seat allocation until arrival at the airport. This meant that, despite having booked months before and making numerous attempts to complete web check in, my wife and I would have been placed in the centre two seats of a block of 4 seats. The check in process makes Ryanair look excellent!"

Pros: "Could not fault anything... great boarding. Service, food and flightsnothing...."
Cons: "Nothing..... the staff could not be more helpful if they tried"

Pros: "Food menu need to be modified."
Cons: "Add chicken biryani, chicken shawarma etc."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Tv Options"

Cons: "Poor service"

Pros: "Flight was empty so had enough room next to my window seat"
Cons: "The food was an express snack! For a 2.5 hour flight, I think it’s seriously a shame!"

Cons: "It’s an old flight with improper seats and seating arrangements ..flight has dull ambience.the food menu most of items were same as of my losangles abudhabi flight .."

Pros: "As above"

Pros: "good environment and staff"
Cons: "Food needs to be improved."

Pros: "Crew were very helpful and friendly"

Pros: "Food service and seats"

Pros: "Upgraded with miles for the long leg Melb to Abu Dhabi. Flat beds tight both length and width for me at 6ft 3inches. I slept fitfully for 7 hours. Food seemed better than my last experience of their business class."
Cons: "Seats still narrow and firm. Rather noisy, a 777, appreciated my Bose quiet comforts..."

Cons: "Delay of 2 hours in taking g off. We were all about n the plane. Not enough explanation given for this"

Pros: "Easy to cancel trip"
Cons: "Kayak did not have technology to know about cancellation"

Pros: "Same good entertainment. Flight left and landed on time. Breakfast was enjoyable but they had ran out of options so I didn’t get a choice, but still enjoyed what I got (banana bread)"
Cons: "I don’t recall there being an announcement to say that the flight was boarding, only the screen in the waiting area saying so."

Pros: "food was great!"
Cons: "Same crew not that friendly"

Pros: "Food was great!!!"
Cons: "Crew not friendly!! Flight dropped cup and napkin never excused herself- smh"

Pros: "The Airbus A321 flight was much more comfortable than the 1st leg. The service again was good"
Cons: "There wasn't anything not to like."

Pros: "The service onboard was great, the crew were attentive and looked after the passengers."
Cons: "The Boeing plane had very restrictive movement while seated. It was especially difficult when eating on the plane you could not cut your food due to the space restriction with fellow passengers."

Pros: "FLIGHT WAS NOT CANCELLED"
Cons: "FLIGHT WAS DELAYED, CONNECTING FLIGHTS WERE MISSED. SIGNIFICANT DELAYS"

Cons: "Since our custom and emigration checking was in Abu Dhabi, in Chicago, the flight used a domestic terminal. For our final leg of the flight, we had to haul all six pieces of luggage from terminal 5 to terminal 3. Then we were told that our American Airlines flight from Chicago to Kalamazoo is not a valid one. So we were booked to a different flight 12 hours later. We had to stay in Chicago for 12 hours on our own. Neither Etihad nor American Airlines provide any support for that time period in Chicago. Since it was Etihad ticket, According to international norm, Etihad should take the responsibility for this problem and compensated passengers."

Cons: "Food can be better (and has been in the past). Limited choice in entertainment. Crew could be more polite"

Cons: "Flight delay with no reason for two hours which made me cancel another flight and wait for another five hours in transit and pay a huge amount of money to reschedule flight. Medicore plane on a long flight of seven hours from abu dhabi to kuala lampur. Cabin crew not helping. Bad toilets."

Pros: "They had to delay the flight for those who were arriving from Durban because of the delayed flight."

Pros: "The crew were very understanding and tried to help as much as they could with the issues encountered. Many out of their control."
Cons: "This flight is one I have done a couple of times in the last year. This will be the last time doing it. It is basically a transit flight for people to get to India and the sub continent. The food is all curry based and as a westerner found it not to my taste, only having a curried vegetarian option as the meal “options” is unbelievable. The plane is jam packed which is fine, but the smell of some of the other passengers was horrendous. There must be a rule that passengers shower in the week leading up to the flight at least. My wife and I both had incidents of people pushing in front in every queue from boarding (lack of control by ground staff as random people joining First/Business/Gold line as moving first) to bathrooms (myself and two others waiting patiently before a woman pushed into bathroom before person even got out, then blocked our passage in to let her family member in), hitting us with bags when disembarking and then completely blocking walkways with no consideration for other passengers. We have now agreed that we will fly through any other city/route to avoid this terrible experience being repeated."

Pros: "As above"

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