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You cannot fly directly to Mecca. KAYAK recommends you fly to Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl (JED) (74.82 km from Mecca). From there you can hire a car or take a taxi.
The closest airport is Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl (JED) (74.82 km). KAYAK recommends you fly to Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl.
The cheapest airline ticket to Mecca from Australia in the last 72 hours was $2,135 return on the route Sydney to Mecca. The most popular route is Sydney to Mecca, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $2,135 return.
Jeddah Airport is 75 kilometres from the centre of Mecca. View on map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Very clean and polite flight crew."
Cons: "I wasn’t able to choose my seat at 24hr check in so I was stuck in the middle and getting out was awkward as I would have to wait for person in aisle seat to eat, wake up or get up themselves."
Cons: "Missed connection at ICN due to flight delayed !!"
Cons: "Seat room was too small, couldn't comfortably fit in seat"
Cons: "Good that have a night in the hotel to stretch and a good night sleep and a proper meal, and are all included within the ticket."
Pros: "We liked the food."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Limited choices of movies onboard."
Pros: "Great Service, friendly staff, clean planes."
Cons: "Larger seats"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the crew was nice"
Pros: "The movie selections were pretty good and was enough entertainment for the long flight"
Cons: "The flight delay forced us to run from one end of the Incheon Intl Airport to another to catch our connecting flight."
Pros: "Great seat and fairly decent food."
Pros: "I loved the service, and comfort"
Cons: "The transfer time was too slim. I literally sprinted through the airport. I'm not exaggerating. I actually sprinted. My bag wasn't as quick however and didn't make the transfer. :("
Pros: "Considerate Staff"
Cons: "Business would be better; customs in Seoul are very slow."
Pros: "The staff was excellent."
Cons: "Food was blah and the seats were on the smaller side."
Pros: "Crew helpful"
Cons: "Food tasteless"
Pros: "Food, service"
Pros: "Cabin crew was polite. Restrooms kept clean by the cabin crew"
Cons: "Seat was hard."
Pros: "This is the first time I experienced courteous crew. They confirmed my meal plans and enquirer abt my meal."
Cons: "The choice on entertainment is limited. It did not impact me much but will like to have more options."
Pros: "Korean Airlines service is awesome. The flight attendants are attentive, sharp and customer service oriented."
Pros: "Pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and even though it was a quick flight they still provided a light meal. They were very efficient getting people on and off the plane."
Pros: "for the flight from Seoul to Singapore, the flight was superb. In-flight services was perfect. food was excellent and the air stewards and stewardess were all very helpful and full of smiles."
Cons: "Check In process at Seoul Counter. the check-in was stressful. the ground staffs insist on using Check-in Kiosks provided even when it was not working as it should be. Ended up being bounced from one staff to another."
Pros: "There was enough leg space even though we were couch and the flight attendants were nice. They also fed us regularly and gave out snacks and drinks so this made the 15 hours plane ride more pleasant."
Cons: "It was HOT. We and other passengers told the flight attendants about the heat but nothing really changed. The air circulation was poor and people were sweating on the plane. Because of this, it was stale and smelly. I'm not sure why the circulation on their plane was so poor but it really made the flight more difficult than it should have been. I thought it was a one time issue but it was also hot on the flight back as well."
Pros: "Flight was on time Crew very friendly and helpful and the pilots landed the plane smoothly Keep up the good job!!!"
Pros: "Child friendly with special requests meals. Very accommodating FAs. Always efficient from checkin to boarding. Smooth ride. Great inflight entertainment. Good food. Hot meals all the time. Very Good customer service. Would love to fly Korean Air again."
Pros: "On time takeoff and arrival"
Cons: "Entertainment choices e.g. (movie choices) limited. alcoholic drink choices limited too"
Pros: "Clean rest rooms Friendly attendants comfortable leg room"
Cons: "Very limited entertainment options for such a long flight, IAD to Seoul"
Pros: "- Great Service by inflight crew. - Very good Indian veg meal options i.e. Hindu Veg Meal and Asian Veg Meal. I would suggest the non veg folks to try these next time."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Everything; from initiating reservations, seat assignments, check-in, inflight, etc. Korean Airlines is simply the best!"
Cons: "There wasn't anything that I didn't like."
Pros: "The return flight food."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Service and leg room!"
Pros: "plane was comfortable and ground as well as freight crew's are kind. overall very good service."
Pros: "Window seats in business class have direct isle access without having to disturb your neighbor."
Pros: "Everything was very good. I really enjoyed the korean music on the entertainment device."
Pros: "Leg room was more than most economy; however, my seat would not lay down and it was miserable for 11 hr ride from Korea to Los Angeles, California."
Cons: "Seat would not lay down for 11 hours."
Pros: "Everything was good except the space for reclining."
Cons: "My seat needs to go back further so I can sleep. Maybe about 3 inches."
Pros: "Fairly smooth boarding, no problems with luggage."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating in economy, difficult to make it through aisles due to narrow width. Back ache on this long flight. Bathrooms don't seem to be enough for number of people on this flight. Arrival time is a bit late. Very bumpy flight at 10K."
Pros: "The time is not delayed"
Pros: "I liked the service of korean airline, thier cabin crew are polite and friendly."
Cons: "I was disappointed if their food.,,"
Pros: "Lot of space for legs and comfortable seats."
Cons: "Nobody could find my reservation for a special meal and I ended up eating nothing"
Cons: "food. antertaiment"
Pros: "All american carriers shold learn from Korean air about the service."
Pros: "You guys ROCK!"
Pros: "It was a nice flight crew and flight attendants polite and serious when need be for safety purposes."
Cons: "Didn't have a problem at all."
Pros: "Wonderful foods and service."
Cons: "Could not download mobile boarding pass online."
Cons: "Big plane, started boarding 30 minutes before schedule departure. The plane was on the ground for over 3 hours, should have started boarding 60 minutes before departure. As a result the flight lost it's take off slot, and had to wait 45 minutes before taking off."
Pros: "In flight entertainment was good but can be even better with more movies selection. Food was good, esp top up with ice cream for dessert."
Cons: "The landing was rough."
Pros: "seat spacing."
Pros: "As an American, I'm always impressed by the quality of service with Asian and European carriers. Korean Air continues to be one of my favorites, and I was pleasantly surprised to have been upgraded to business class for the flight home."
Cons: "Because of the delay, i missed the last train or bus back home from the airport, and usually the carrier will pay for a bus to take passengers as far as seoul station, but that did not happen."
Cons: "Headphones- only one channel."
Pros: "All the crews are awesome and very helpful, especially to the parents with young kid."
Cons: "More variety and quality of food"
Cons: "The visa check personnel were the most discourteous airline staff I have ever encountered."
Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"
Pros: "courteous service and a clean modern airplane"
Cons: "The sound system was inadequate on the TV and the headsets were uncomfortable. The queue at the check-in needs to be better controlled, it was a bit chaotic."
Pros: "i like the service of qa. its amazing."
Cons: "none at all"
Cons: "The airline demaged both of my completely new suitcases. They both had TSA approved locks. One of the suitcses has a missing wheel, another one ripped zipper and missing lock and it was wraped in plastic. A few items were missing from that bag."
Pros: "While my Qatar airways flight from Houston to Doha (# 714) was almost perfect, flight #1335 from Doha to Nairobi was a huge disappointment."
Cons: "The flight attendants didn't seem to know what they were doing, food ran out before i got any breakfast, the IFE system for my seat didn't work,"
Pros: "Everything was good - food, entertainment, on time."
Pros: "Plane was very empty so it allowed us to spread out."
Cons: "Cabin noise was loud. There was a high pitched whine throughout the whole trip."
Pros: "I had never heard of Qatar Airways before I booked a 24hr flight to and from Sydney, Australia. I only did this on the suggestion from a friend that stated Qatar Airways was "alright". So for the price I thought what the heck! I was extremely pleased with the service from the cabin crew. They are always polite, professional, and well trained compared to my previous favorites Delta and Lufthansa. The seats were comfortable (as comfortable as Economy and 24hours of flying can be), the entertainment and aircraft were state of the art, and the food was outstanding for airline food. If I get the chance in the future I will definitely choose Qatar Airways for long trips."
Cons: "Other rude or snotty passengers taking up the crews time and attention for no reason. But as I stated in the "positive" side of this review, the crew handled these impolite individuals with a smile and polite attitude. Kudos to Qatar Airways."
Cons: "most of us sitting in and around me didn't get any rest or sleep as we had a passenger who had a psychotic breakdown and was screaming and poking everyone. She sprinkled me with water severally, I hope we get some sort of compensation from Qatar airways for this terrible disturbance"
Pros: "All the crew"
Cons: "The airline services"
Pros: "Very affordable flights, good value for money. Most of the journey from Sydney to Oslo (via Doha) went qiluite smoothly)."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like about the experience was the fact that you can only check in one piece of luggage on economy class, and one very sour individual at the gate when boarding."
Pros: "quick eficient"
Cons: "long flight"
Cons: "Screaming children; not the airliners fault"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and I liked that they didn’t make many announcements which can often keep passengers awake when they’re trying to sleep. Lights were kept off for the duration of the 14 hour flight which was good."
Cons: "I felt that the service was slow and the food was poor. Water was not offered during the flight as is the norm with other airlines. Toilets should be cleaned more regularly. Advertising at the beginning of the inflight entertainment became very repetitive when watching short tv shows."
Cons: "Food was awful and two out of four family members have been sick. One on each flight"
Pros: "Excellent service. Flight on time."
Pros: "Flight attendant are very attending. Overall, excellent performance. love them and would fly again from Qatar Airways. Food was great and just the way we would like to eat."
Cons: "Some Cabin Crew are RUDE fromEven though Cabin Crew manage to gave us what we preferred to eat. They are the best. Doha -Kathmandu. They treated some senior citizens passengers who wouldn’t understand english with some disrespect. In addition, we had some problem with meal that was pre-ordered. It was probably system glitch but our meal selection wasn’t registered and Crew didn’t have idea about our meal."
Cons: "THere was no wifi"
Pros: "Qatar airways is the best in middle East"
Cons: "the wifi was average at best. I get that we there are limitations...but if the service is going to be this poor, make it free & unlimited."
Pros: "All the stewards were so friendly and helpful. The facilities were very well serviced and so you forget that the plane was 100% full, despite long queues to the toilets. I would fly again with Qatar Air for sure."
Pros: "I had aisle chair on a Moscow to Doha leg"
Cons: "I asked for aisle seat on all flights. They gave me window seats except Moscow to Doha leg"
Pros: "Great selection of movies and tv shows"
Cons: "I had to ask for everything. Crew members kept passing me by for food service and drink service even though I was awake. I had to tap/call them each time they passed by. It turned into a joke among me and the people sitting next to me. Entertainment screen is too dim even on highest brightness setting"
Pros: "Had a good experience , comfortable check in , boarding , seating and polite crew . Good part was the flight was on time and on couple of occasions before time arrival . Great entertainment options in the flight ."
Cons: "I had requested vegiterian food but they were short of veg food options . they did not have enough veg food on board from Doha to Nagpur . also it would be great if they considered more interesting menu ."
Cons: "Front row with a toddler meant that we couldn't lift the armrests up and get her to lay down. She had to lie on the floor, but when we hit some turbulence, we had to wake her and sit her back up with us. The second part of the leg was much better as we were on a normal row seat"
Pros: "It is an average economy flight. Crew was very attentive and helpful. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Not much to say for an economy flight. Comfort is always compromised regardless of airline. It gets worse as the flight is longer."
Pros: "Everything is good"
Cons: "Everything fine"
Cons: "Poor communication about transfers. I also had to throw away 20 pounds of things or get charge $800"
Cons: "You canceled our flight in the last minute. we were starting our holidays and missed one day included the booking reservation. We didn't get any refund regarding this issue. On the other hand, i booked my special meal and never received it."
Pros: "Good service, plenty of entertainment options, modern aircraft."
Cons: "Almost missed my flight. I had to take a bus, go through a transfer check, and then take a train to the gate, which got me there so late (even with running) that they were calling my name (and a few others) over the loud speaker."
Pros: "Intertainment was very good"
Cons: "The hostess were not in profisional, they were very rush while giving the food the toilet was not clean"
Cons: "Other passengers pushing, coughing & sneezing without proper sanitary measures; dirty toilets. This reflects on the education level of passengers, not the crew, but it still makes flying into Jeddah on packed flights particularly miserable."
Cons: "No upgrades. Worst flight."
Pros: "Very comfortable, great staff, entertainment options were huge! New aircrafts with comfort in mind."
Pros: "Crew Boarding"
Cons: "Food Not so comfy"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "No food selection, USB ports didn't work, passenger who didn't want to sit in her assigned center seat created a fuss and I ended up voluntarily moving to another seat. Center seats are really tight, elbows are in the way of all passengers and if you are average height you have to turn your legs at angle to sit which infringes on other passengers' spaces. very uncomfortable. Aisle next to me is so small."
Cons: "My credit card was processed and I dint receive my e-ticket. i couldn't travel and my money is taken out of my card."
Pros: "everything was great. huge seats, large legroom."
Cons: "Very cramped space on a 14 hr flight. Very slow food & drink service. Toilets were dirty No opportunity to choose seats despite checking in online the day before - we were allocated 2 adjacent seats but there were none others shown as available on the entire aircraft."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I am a very tall man and was unable to have an exit row seat. It was not explained why just that they were not available. When I booked the flights I was told to get to the airport as early as possible as exit row seats cannot be booked."
Cons: "You charge me around $400 Australian dollar because the emigration change the trip until I get the permission to travel overseas that not my fault , why you charge me all this amount ??!! Please return my money"
Pros: "Shared a row with three seats with another person, middle seat was free! New entertaiment screens."
Cons: "Food was average to less."
Pros: "Planes very modern and spacious. 777-300 ER great in economy . Im 184cms tall and was comfortable"
Cons: "Food was repetitive / we flew two legs / Sydney to Doha and Doha to Madrid - same breakfast - chicken sausage. Movie selection - whilst large / hit and miss"
Pros: "Food quality need little bit improvements. Did not have enough juice I asked for and some food were really cold and some food had too much minty flavor I had asian vegetarian dish."
Pros: "On time flight Good services New aircraft"
Cons: "The travel was cancell for orbiz fail"
Cons: "The boarding process could have been more smooth. The flight wasn’t comfortable. The crew wasn’t courteous and more rude. The food was not good at all."
Cons: "Boarding took too long"
Cons: "They canceled the flight that I booked from muscat to Manama at 1245 and booked to me at 745 am flight, and they keep me waiting for six hours to catch my flight from Manama to Riyadh, They did not offer me a hotel to stay during the waiting period."
Pros: "prices, efficiency, helpful crew"
Cons: "they did not give out headphones and mine did not fit the aircraft. It would've been nice if I was able to watch something to pass the time."
Pros: "I got a business class upgrade and it was amazing!"
Pros: "Wonderful crew - flight good"
Cons: "Business customers going to Jeddah should have special counters and transport Boarding for business class should be with better treatment"
Pros: "Trip from Bangkok to Bahrain flight was so good - service perfect - crew wonderful"
Pros: "Service. Crew - the on board "chef" was particularly attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited. Take a good book - or two. Old A330, but well maintained."
Pros: "The 20 yr old A330/200 was decided past its sell by ..."
Cons: "Very poor movie & TV choices. Business class seat very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Delay of 4 hours as connection was gone , costumer care not answering, transfer desk very un professional, very bad management of delay . Zero infos"
Pros: "Everything went fine, no complains!"
Pros: "Nothing much I liked other than it was a regular (A321) plane service: nothing stood out for me. Nevertheless, still would travel with them because of the competitive price."
Cons: "The (A321) plane could done with an overhaul, but understandable as to why it is the way it is; for the purpose short hauls. Besides, the flight was only for an hour. Other than that, nothing much more to say."
Pros: "I liked the info I was getting from the airline, through sms. And everything was on time."
Cons: "The in-flight entertainment was there but no headphones, which makes it useless. The flight was short but still."
Cons: "There was some delay."
Pros: "Almost no wait time to get checked in"
Cons: "Poor in flight entertainment. Missed connecting flight due to delay which is apparently something that happens rather frequently."
Cons: "No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome."
Pros: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Pros: "Subcontinent flights are substandard.. Crew are indifferent.. Taking this flight only because it is direct non stop"
Cons: "Subcontinent flights are substandard.. Crew are indifferent.. Taking this flight only because it is direct non stop"
Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."
Pros: "The crew was efficient and anxious to please. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Boarding by bus is always unpleasant."
Cons: "I head phones I didn’t get my bags I have been waiting for the past 3 hours at the air port and I haven’t received my bags yet and I think I will Waite for 3 more hours"
Pros: "Noisy and crowded"
Pros: "People, culture and peace"
Cons: "Traffic and crowd"
Pros: "Everyone was professional and helpful"
Cons: "Paying for the weight of each bag instead of the free 2 bag international allowance was absurd."
Pros: "All but planes were good"
Pros: "The air hostess"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite, service was great. The plane was very clean and movie selection was good as well. Lots of leg room as well, I enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "Good food and entertainment"
Cons: "Crew could be nicer Crammed seats Late"
Pros: "being on time"
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Flight from Muscat to Bahrain was cancelled at the last minute, and I had to call GulfAir to sort it. We had to add another leg to the trip to get to the final location in time. It was a long travel time for a short way to go."
Pros: "Crew and boarding crew and plane crew were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hourl plus. Spent more time in airport than in air."
Pros: "Being able to watch new releases. The food was good."
Cons: "Times we ate took too long. We were on a 10+ hour flights and it would've been better if we ate more. No leg room in your Isle, you must become a stick and not move, become one with the plane. In Bahrain they force us to cancel our flight and charged us extra 600+ USD to move the flight to the next day. Even though I paid for insurance, then I had to pay an extra 20BD for my wife to leave the island, and it took 2 hours to tell us we owe 20BD... Bahrain is a place I would not like to return."
Pros: "Service in the plane"
Cons: "The crew at the check in were mean... bizarre regulation that don't apply to any other airline. Refuse to give a wheelchair for an elderly claiming she has to book it in advance.. what if the person broke their legs that day??? None sense. And the baggage regulation are just not clear and confusing."
Pros: "Flight got delay from 1750 boarding to 2025 boarding... gate got moved twice."
Cons: "The flight delays from Manama to Doha and Manama to Manila."
Cons: "We were in row 42 and there were at least 15 rows behind us, and they ran out of chicken option in food."
Pros: "Clean and efficient flight. Departure and arrival on time."
Cons: "maybe a smile or something from the crew members? Emirates is friendlier... All the girls seemed very sad and did not really made me feel welcome... Overall good service, so this is minor."
Pros: "Great all around very impressed with the crew!"
Pros: "We where on time and it was very nice smooth landing BZ"
Cons: "American Airlines was late, so Gulf Air just washed their hand off us. We were left to fend for our selves. Gulf Air is the world's single most worst airline. It was only due to the wonderful service of American Airlines and then British Airways that we could reach Delhi."
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work, not just for me, but for everyone on the flight. The A330 was quite old, with visible problems in the cabin (panels open, bathroom door not staying closed). It's not a bad flight, but I thought it would be more like an Emirates or Qatar airways flight, but it's not close to that quality."
Pros: "Nice meal Friendly Crew The planes are usually not very crowded"
Pros: "Everyone from the crew was very kind. It was the smoothest landing I experienced in my whole life. I didn't noticed when we touched on."
Cons: "T)he food was a little bit less than I expected and by the time the chart reached me there was no choice (only the vegetarian option remained). I would have been happier with closed caption English movies (my hearing is not the best)."
Pros: "We had a delay and it caused me to miss my entire night of a paid hotel in Abu Dhabi. I got tithe hotel at 5am the mor in after I was supposed to check in"
Pros: "Every thing was perfect"
Cons: "Bad attitude from the employees, they didn't allow me to Check-in my bag even though it's less than 8 kg. And the worst part is that they loose the bag and they said that they don't know where it gone."
Pros: "Accuracy of time"
Cons: "Chairs !"
Pros: "Cabin service was excellent and the NY as well as Abu Dhabi lounge were very impressive."
Cons: "NY ground operations were pathetic. We were delayed 1 hour due to transfer baggage loading and people not taking their seats rather clogging the aisles... Sydney connection folk le were panicking but flight crew made up 30 minutes"
Cons: "Poor food quality. When long haul involves 4 flights in total MUCH more variety is required. When the snacks are predominantly cheese based, then that's repeated x4 Entertainment was poor. Not enough comedy, not enough documentaries and again by the 4 th flight, well just try to sleep as you've done all the good movies"
Pros: "Good and crew were very goid"
Cons: "Seats were very hard and very cramped for such a long flight"
Pros: "A380 is a great plane to fly in, very roomy. Entertainment was good but could be improved by allowing access while plane is still on the ground. This is significant on these long haul flights as boarding commences about an hour before departure."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing. The gate showed as "open" sometime before boarding actually commenced which was confusing. The seats have a very strange headrest thing you can't move which I found a bit annoying. Otherwise seat was good."
Pros: "Aircraft, crew, comfort, ground staff."
Cons: "Food and entertainment are average. Movies are old."
Pros: "Fast track"
Pros: "Food and entertainment library was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Pros: "the nice crew- the relative speed of boardinf"
Cons: "compared with Emirates, the movies/Tv choices are very limited and in addition, only available -after take off and stop being available 30 min before landing. very disaappointing compared with emirates when we can start watching content from the minute we are on the plane until the very last minute. also, the plane had very limited space dedicated to stretch legs compared to other A380 from other companies."
Pros: "The entertainment is good but there could be a better selection."
Cons: "It took 2 hours to check in, literally was going to fall over but the time i got to the desk. There was a small child who screamed for about half of the journey."
Pros: "Friendly crew, comfortable business seating. Great choices of entertainment and great food."
Cons: "Boarding process having everyone board together is messy. Should have people that need assistance and families with very young children board first. They need extra time to settle. Then board by zones starting with business class."
Cons: "Food Asked several times for ice/water and it was not brought"
Pros: "Pleasant SYD - LHR flight with a decent amount of room"
Pros: "They didn't let me n my sister fly. Plus they took 3 hours to give our bags back."
Cons: "The attitude of the airline n everyone was poor. No help nothing from anyone."
Pros: "The business class lounge at Abu dabi the cabin crew"
Cons: "The cabin crew rudeness was unbearable"
Pros: "My special meal was privided in time."
Cons: "No toiletries on a long flight from JFK to Abu Dhabi. I paid $ 175 for preferred seat. My purse was stored somewhere before taking off which I couldnt get back for many hrs because staff was on 2 hrs break."
Pros: "Got an exit seat, so really enjoyed the leg room and overall flight experience."
Cons: "The flight did not take off on time, either from NYC to Abu Dhabi or Abu Dhabi to Islamabad. From Abu Dhabi to Islamabad, it was almost an hour late."
Cons: "The person checking me in at Delhi was rude. Didn’t let me take the cabin bag that others were allowed to take."
Pros: "Timing were good"
Cons: "Crew UPLESENT AND UPSET TRIED TO BE UNHELPFUL Diappointed on staff Food was bad. Should give people smaller options but provide something edible"
Pros: "Window seat for solo business traveler is nice; private. Crew were very attentive; and supportive when discovered a friend was booked in business on the same flight."
Cons: "Etihad no longer providing pajamas to change into for long haul flights when you'll inevitably be sleeping. There's no bedding provided to make the hard seats more comfortable for sleeping. Need more storage for personal items."
Cons: "The seat was not comfortable at all to narrow and short distance you can not eat or set or sleep"
Pros: "That they changed my seat to emergency row seat free of charge"
Cons: "Staff are rude ..they wake u up roughly to offer u food.. that was crazy .. too many announcements .. they stop the entertainment system 45 min prior to landing"
Pros: "Nothing. I would never ever choose Etihad airline again"
Cons: "At Washington Dulles airport the whole staff was really rude and unprofessional. I had only one hand carry and it was 9 kg. I requested them that I can buy a bag and can divide the stuff in two bags. But supervisor who seemed Indian was really racist and he kept insisting that we are flying in 5 minutes. Either you have to pay penalty for this hand carry or you can cancel your flight. I have never ever seen this kind of behavior from anyone specially from a supervisor. I ended up paying $300 extra for only 2 kg extra weight in my hand carry. I would recommend my whole family and friends not to choose this airline anymore."
Pros: "Staff excellent on board Plane very high standard"
Cons: "Waiting 1.25 hrs to check in in SYD- with 10 and 12 year old children Check-in staff member unclear on passport requirements"
Cons: "Very cramped plane (for a 787 Dreamliner)... though I am a bigger fellow, it must be said. The window seat was almost unbearable."
Cons: "Food is getting boring. Chicken fish or beef every time. Plane was old. Entertainment choice not good. Crew forgot to bring wine for the main course. It's about 50% of the standard of the A380."
Pros: "clean toilets"
Cons: "breakfast food was more oriented toward near east taste than western tastes. Very bumpy ride,the pilots should have tried to go around turbulence or reduce speed,etc."
Pros: "Overall great experience."
Cons: "Food was not so good."
Pros: "Seating and inside flight everything was good"
Cons: "My luggage was tested with 2 machines and it was shown under 23 kgs but as i went on airport it showed me 27 kgs. I couldn't return anything and i had to pay over wieght fees. It was a shock for me."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and the A380 is super quiet. Cabin crew were helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Check in was a disaster with tickets issued in the wrong names. Also It wasn't until the night before flying we realised they'd booked our 3 month old daughter on a separate flight!"
Pros: "Economy class is okay in terms of space set-up. The US immigration organization and process in Abu Dhabi is perfect. We save a lot of time when landing in Dulles airport (Washington DC)"
Cons: "I was surprised by the crew attitude; almost arrogant! First bad experience of this kind travelling with an airline from the Gulf :-("
Pros: "The service was good but sleepers not as good as other airlines. Another tight. And the entertainment offering is not very good. Movies TV etc"
Pros: "Didnt make it. Neither did they give me an alternative to the flight."
Pros: "Hospitable crew... great service. Food quality not good"
Pros: "Probably one of the more comfortable flights I've been on."
Cons: "We got rerouted through Singapore for an unscheduled stop, had a flight crew change which added 3 hours onto the flight which caused me to nearly miss my connecting flight to Bahrain. I did make the flight being the last person to board, but my bag did not."
Pros: "Very old and not up to date . Not enough choice ."
Cons: "Wider choice more current content especially movies ."
Pros: "Food and entertainment are the two things I like about his airlines"
Cons: "Comfort, economy class really sucks in this airline"
Cons: "Overbooking Confirmed flight and seats gets cancelled when you half way of your journey and left with no choice. Airports and call center staff is rude, no response when my luggage was missing I will never fly with etihad again."
Pros: "Good food Good Service too"
Cons: "Think improving better service in rest room Long flight - magazines on demand to suit each national - no idea about its practicability"
Pros: "It was a good experience flying with Etihad Chicago-Abu Dhabi- Kathmandu"
Cons: "The dimensional requirement of carry-on luggage came as a surprise at the last moment. The luggage I could carry on any other flight was not allowed in the Chicago check-in."
Pros: "Comfort on plane was good"
Cons: "I wouldn't fly Etihad again because they lost my bags twice"
Pros: "Boarding - very good organizing, quick, no need to stay in line. Entertainment-super! great movies, music, exellent choise!"
Cons: "Comfort - ok in overall but it could be a little bit more place for legs, short space between seat in a front. Not for somebody tall. And it is really hard to go through seats and other passengers when you want to go to the bathroom... Crew - ok, but almost not smiling and it seems sometimes like it is hard for them to bring another cup of coffee or tea..."
Pros: "crew and food. enjoyed the seat massages"
Cons: "Toilets in business class were smelly. Not nice when you are washing your teeth. It is difficult to lean over the bowl and wash teeth. Cups are not provided to assist with washing teeth. Paper towels ran out in the toilets."
Cons: "I had requested a special meal on my profile. before my onward journey I had also verified at the gate that my special meal was included. 1) they ran out of meals and didn't even realize that i had a special meal - they did try to accommodate and infact i think one of the meals looked like it came from the crew themselves. However it should not be the case 2) the cafe items are not marked for special meals. they ran out of vegetarian items by the time they reached my seat. as a result i had no food at snack time at all."
Pros: "This over packed, chaotic plane was the most exhausting trip I have ever taken in my 10 year biannual global expeditions! Boarding was horribly organized. Old ladies were about to pass out from having to stand so long, they never staged boarding& when asked for a wheel chair she was told to go back to the front counter. How is an old lady who feels she's going to pass out to walk backwards through the kiosk, when you have an empty wheel chair right there in your hands! Families traveling together we're not properly booked together, having seat scattered throughout the plane & attendants did a frustratingly horrible job putting them together, saying after take off they would figure it out. & the best part was, we were stuck grounded on the plane for more than 90mins; having poor communication as to what the issue of delayed take off was. The food was mainly geared to Indian vegetarians, By the time they served me all chicken meals were out of stock. She didn't even try to see if there was an extra meal. Previously when this has happened, & it happens sometimes, they go out of their way to actually check, they even see what extra meals in business class was left over to see if I might want something. Instead this lady just plopped a meal in front of me basically saying I had no choice & moved on. I was constantly trying to ask for water & headphones, since I was parched & they we're no headphones in my seat pocket, let's just say I had a dry mouth for hours! & the greatest help they could be was to store my rubry milk dessert I deligentily gave for storage in their fridge. Except as I was leaving I was helping an old Persian man out of his seat, since no crew was around to help, as I walked out I realized I forgot to go get it, even though usually they should have labeled & brought it to be before landing; as I turn around to go back, they refuse to let me through & then finally after 10mins send someone to check, & of course in that time lapse the special dessert has been thrown out #infuriating #breakingpoint. Especially while coming they had already taken out my face wash, lotions & perfum, which I understand rules are rules; but the staff handled so smugly & wouldn't even let me squirt out a tiny bit to last me a day or two till I buy new face wash! When I asked to speak to the head manager to ask for a small exception the man said sure, threw my stuff,& said proceed downstairs. Now that was counter-intuitive! All I wanted was a squirt of it & how was that suppose to happen from the garbage? I think it was his rude facial expressions that bothered me. Anyways, the disposal of my dessert just ended the trip in a all around, this was the worst flight ever! But wait there is more, since we arrived 90 mins late, or maybe they did this just to torture us, not sure since nothing was coMmunicated to us. We had to walk Across the airport to baggage claim. They did have friendly staff at all 17 turns but they needed to shuttle us! the bag hunt wa"
Pros: "More leg room, bathroom with modern fixtures, cleaner plane. Service was good."
Cons: "Better food choices."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seat not as comfortable as Emirates. Breakfast was soggy especially the hash brown and spinach. Crew not as friendly as Emirates. No snacks. I will fly with Emirates in the future. I thought Etihad was better than Emirates."
Cons: "From the time we departed until we arrived, except for blunt interaction while serving food, there was no service to assess. i was promised a soda and it never came. Twice I Sought help. None to be found. Restrooms were filthy. As we approached Chicago, I asked for info on connecting flight and told by the rudest blonde to look it up at my seat. that info only for Abu Dhabi."
Pros: "Excellent lounge free massage free shower."
Cons: "hard to find any."
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