Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to the United Kingdom
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.
Mandatory passenger locator form
Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Managed quarantine package for Scotland
All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.
COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to United Kingdom: most visitors from Australia may enter United Kingdom but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter United Kingdom. Persons who are vaccinated from US and EU/EFTA (including Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City), except France, can enter England without the obligation to undergo quarantine.
Travelers are required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to arrival in the United Kingdom. The QR to be received after submitting the form must be shown at the border.
Details in traveling to United Kingdom can be found here and on this site.Travelers may also review the travel restrictions that apply in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in case they will travel to the said places.
Read more about travel restrictions for United Kingdom
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
An average direct flight from Australia to the United Kingdom takes 30h 53m, covering a distance of 16279 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - London with an average flight time of 23h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to the United Kingdom from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $128 one-way, and $1,244 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to London Heathrow and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,586.
Qantas Airways flies the most frequently from Australia to the United Kingdom.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is London (74% of total searches to the United Kingdom). The next most popular destinations are Manchester (5%) and Southampton (3%). Searches for flights to Edinburgh (3%), to Belfast (3%) and to Birmingham (2%) are also popular.
If you have an Australian passport, you do not need to apply for a visa in order to visit the United Kingdom. However, your passport must remain valid throughout the duration of your stay. You can stay in the country for up to six months.
For those that will be travelling to southern England in order to visit London, there are several airports for you to choose from, including Heathrow Airport (LHR), Gatwick Airport (LGW), and London Stansted Airport (STN). If you would like to go to the coast, you can choose from destinations like Bristol Airport (BRS), Southampton Airport (SOU), and Bournemouth Airport (BOH).
One common way to travel to Stonehenge is by flying into Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW) and then taking either a local bus or train to the monument. It is also possible to arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU), where you can then drive to Stonehenge in approximately 1h. If you decide to arrive at Bournemouth Airport (BOH) instead, you can reach the monument by car in about 1h 15min.
When visiting the Giant’s Causeway, it is generally most convenient to fly into Belfast International Airport (BFS), where you can then drive to the cliffs in approximately 1h. If you are hoping to fly into a smaller airport, you can also choose from George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) and City of Derry Airport (LDY), both of which are also just a 1h drive from the Giant’s Causeway.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "crew was amazing"
Cons: "nothing. amazing flight"
Pros: "Pretty limited movie offerings Seat was comfortable in the flat position but very little storage for phone cords and all the other goodies provided during the flight. Because a pain to store and retreive"
Cons: "Many movies were old"
Pros: "Professional and friendly crew. Food was excellent"
Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"
Cons: "I am satisfied with AA overall."
Cons: "Air on the plane was stuffy"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and cheerful. The beverage selection was very good and the food was decent. The on board entertainment is some of the best around. The boarding efficiency of JAL is the best I have seen."
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: "The service are great!"
Pros: "Everything ! Makes me what to travel to Japan more."
Cons: "I loved it"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Missed my flight due to Customs. But AA took good care of me and got me on next flight. Wish layover was a little longer. Missed flight by 10 min"
Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."
Pros: "Good food and movies. Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Tight seating and it was hot. No way to control individual airflflow"
Pros: "In particular we give kudos to Tadaka, who seemed to be a manager and went above and beyond to help us with our boarding and seat assignments. She even recognized us the next day! Superior customer service."
Pros: "good flight"
Cons: "food is ok"
Pros: "I enjoyed everything! My first flight was a little over 10 hours, but it didn't feel that way. I was very comfortable and the crew took very good care of all of the passengers. Japan Airlines is Ichi Ban!!!"
Cons: "Inflight WiFi is very slow and choppy. I wish we could get a stable and high speed connection."
Cons: "BA flight with poorer screens and food than JAL"
Cons: "Selections of movies"
Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."
Pros: "The flight attendance we're awesome"
Cons: "Nothing. This was a great flight."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."
Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."
Pros: "Not many passengers so that I had empty seats and could lay down."
Cons: "Tv stopped working suddenly."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "Airplan so old and ac not work super hot."
Pros: "The crew was always super polite and looked very professional and overall just great. The food was delicious, though the portions are small haha. I had my time behind and I was super late to boarding but the crew came looking for me and they were super nice. Definitely recommend them. Miles better than China Airlines and any of the USA based airlines too. The movie selection was pretty good and the seats were roomy and comfortable."
Pros: "Cabin staff. Special meal. Cleanliness."
Pros: "I didn't expect neck pillow on board"
Cons: "Seat wilder would be great"
Pros: "Once again the service from the flight attendants was perfect."
Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."
Cons: "Leg room"
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: "This was an AA flight.I never expect excellent service from AA."
Pros: "Went premium economy for such a long flight- NYC to Tokyo- to Sydney. Seats were great as was crew and everything!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "Fast boarding and wonderful staff."
Cons: "A small complaint, but the entertainment system in the plane was very old and had poor quality screens."
Pros: "Food and drinks"
Pros: "The small touches - the hot soup in the middle of the flight was nice and comforting, the crew were exemplary in their hospitality, the seat was easily the most comfortable Economy Class seat I've sat on."
Pros: "The seats very comfy. The food is so good. All including flight attendance are very polite people. Overall they are excellent compared to others that I flew with so far for my business trip to other country. Will be my first choice for my next trip!."
Pros: "Food was really good!!! It was way"
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "Seat felt stiff but felt well rested after flight"
Pros: "The good: The food was tasty given we were on an airplane. Better entertainment selection than my AA flight to Japan. I prefer the 3-3-3 seat layout to the 2-5-2 because even though I had a middle seat there was only one person to get past in either direction."
Cons: "The bad: The plane was warm. I understand some people get cold, but since blankets are provided I would much prefer a colder plan than a warmer one. The warmth made it hard to sleep, which is a big problem on an overnight flight. JAL does not provide individual air vents to passengers seated where I was. I understand the reason for this, but I wish there was some way to get more comfortable. The seats were standard airline economy seats, roomy enough and with enough legroom for my sub-6-foot frame, but not the most comfortable."
Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"
Pros: "Japan airport is big and too much shopping needs to be done, and liked the fact that boarding started just 15 minutes before departure which gave me ample amount of time."
Cons: "Movie selection wasn't the greatest. The mid-flight meal was a burger instead of the beloved ramen."
Pros: "Comfortable plane, good service"
Pros: "The aircraft was a new 787 and very comfortable. Uneventful flight."
Cons: "Menu in business class."
Pros: "Attention given to each passenger by flight crew."
Pros: "Crew was very nice, toilets clean."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 times, didn’t receive text or Email from the second delayed"
Pros: "Entire crew members, food, drink, hospitality & aircraft."
Cons: "I am diabetic & would have been better if I could get a aisle seat as I requested otherwise I didn’t have to wake up too often my both side passengers!! We were few Indian passengers missing our Hindi movies..."
Pros: "Great customer experience is what look for in any service, ANA delivers this in abundance."
Pros: "I was surprise that even it was a short 2/3 hour ride there was still food being served. A very nice Japanese breakfast. - smaller plane, bus that picked us up and dropped us off in front of the airport. As we were doing a 12 hour layover, all our check in luggage was taken care of and sent to van"
Cons: "At our first checkin from Korea Ana, seems we have to look at a screen for our luggage just to double check that they made it past customs (never had to do that before) - check in was a bit longer compare to yvr their scanner was much smaller so definitely can’t have big carry on"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and continuously coming around with beverages to ensure everyone is hydrated. Excellent service"
Cons: "Seats are cramped and small"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "Movies on board need upgrade"
Pros: "Honestly everything went really well. Like the title say, it was easy booking, a great price, and I got some wonderful memories to bring home."
Cons: "I did think about changing my departure time but the ticketing agency didn’t relly quickly enough so I was stuck. Luckily it worked out."
Pros: "I enjoy ANA and choose to fly with them, normally a good flight"
Cons: "All our issues were another passenger, not ANA’s fault"
Pros: "Typical ANA quality. Bumpy flight but handled very well."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Typical ANA quality as always."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Staff were very helpful and very foamy and comfortable seat"
Cons: "No boarding zone number called in economy"
Pros: "Had the katsudon and it was great, love the little tapas dishes they include with it."
Cons: "Would have loved to get a hot towel and slippers. 787 got quite cold when sitting in the middle section. Didn’t seem to have any way to control it."
Pros: "Take off and landing was smooth. Stewardesses were very helpful."
Pros: "Crew amazing and food very good."
Cons: "Crew woke us up 2 hours before landing, would ha e been great to sleep longer."
Pros: "The food was great. There was a good selection of shows and movies. The stewardesses came around with water and juice often which was really nice. The bathrooms were clean."
Cons: "The decent into Japan was pretty steep. It made me feel a bit sick and I never get motion sickness. Hardest decent I've ever had and I travel every 2 years. The ascent was excellent though and the flight in general was perfect."
Pros: "I got a great value for money ticket from KAYAK, TQ!! ANA is an excellent airline, better service, better leg rooms and cuter crew members than than SQ!!"
Cons: "In flight meal could be improved"
Pros: "More space than usual between chairs. Crew is friendly."
Cons: "Food was too smelly. Good quality, but airplane food cannot be smelly or it get really unpleasant inside the cabin. Flight attendant need to learn and practice English. Very difficult to understand."
Pros: "I like the way the stewardesses treating all passengers especially economy class- very professional , attentive to needs and service with great smile- overall wonderful experience and to think I had never heard of this airline prior to flying it for the first time was very impressionable for me"
Cons: "The in flights entertainment was a little limiting to me- but with the great service by crew- it didn't matter so much . But a little more wide variety could go a long way - or more new releases"
Pros: "Staff are super kind."
Pros: "ANA is one of our favorite airlines. Consistently great service, if not occasionally a little too 'rule centric'... but it's Japan, and that's why it's so nice and clean and everything works perfectly... :)"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Crews' performance was good."
Cons: "Full capacity ! Because of CODE SHARING ? = One Airplane for 2-Airline's Customers."
Pros: "People the staff was nice and tried to be helpful"
Cons: "Gates kept changing flight was delayed multiple times the flight had no air so I was sweating the whole time my nose began to bleed. I missed my connecting flight to Okinawa they sent me on a hour long shuttle to another airport to fly out the next day."
Pros: "Crew are nice, helpful and polite"
Cons: "Airport problems turned it into a very long flight. We circled around Narita for hours"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and leg room, especially for Economy. Staff was very helping and friendly. Entertainment selection provided enough options to find something of interest. Flight crew was outstanding keeping the flight punctual."
Cons: "Limited food and drink options, and was disappointed when both things I tried to order from the first meal serving were out of stock."
Pros: "Legroom is good, you don't need to recline the seat"
Cons: "Food wasn't the best"
Pros: "ANA has been running a top notch game recently. NRTcanbea mess particularly if you're transitioning due to security, but ANA does a good job with the passengers, food and flight."
Cons: "Would like to listen to ATC"
Pros: "Service was great."
Cons: "Seats had a lot less leg room than a typical plane and, really, the food could have been better."
Pros: "My flight was really comfortable, thanks"
Cons: "The thing I didn't like it was when I was in Tokyo I stayed overnight I didn't know what I expected for first timer like me I wish they give me some kind of a voucher food, nothing big but I really like in Tokyo though thanks"
Pros: "The meals were delicious. Japanese option was a seafood bento and breakfast grilled whitefish. Tasted fantastic and well presented."
Cons: "The premium economy seat was about average. Comfort okay but not the best for sleep."
Pros: "Incredible service"
Pros: "Hospitality of the staff was superb. Nice and clean cabin."
Pros: "flight attendants excellent"
Cons: "crew not able to understand English"
Pros: "Very kind flight attendants with amazing service!"
Cons: "They ran out of the two food options, so many people were stuck with the fish option. The entertainment section was just okay."
Pros: "The stewardess are the most polite and helpful I've travelled with"
Pros: "Efficent, courteous and reliable."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Pros: "From communication on flight details to boarding to in-flight comfort, ANA rocked. The staff was so kind, seeing that we had what we needed. I didn't feel like a liability at all, and I think their approach to the work ensured a great flight experience for everyone."
Cons: "I did not like the delay of the plane which, instead of taking of at 10pm took off at 7h45 am."
Pros: "I slept most of the way home so didn`t use the entertainment."
Pros: "ANA staff are generally well trained (but are you really allowed to land with your laptop open on your lap as some people were?) ... good service overall, good movie selection, food varies from OK but boring to very good indeed ."
Cons: "Both meal A and B selections would have caused problems for people with shellfish allergies. One was a seafood doria so they have me the other meal. The other had a sauce with seafood extract in the ingredients. I can read Japanese so didn't eat it, but there wasn't any English information on it."
Pros: "The service is first rate even in economy seating. Attentive flight crew. Excellent airline."
Pros: "Great seats in business class. Lots of privacy. Great service as well."
Cons: "American style Food could have been better. Didn't try the Japanese food."
Pros: "Attentive crew"
Cons: "Landing was rough and bumpy"
Pros: "I liked the friendly staff, the movie selection was also great!"
Cons: "The food wasn't great and they fed us as soon as we boarded and right before we landed. There was about 8 hours in between and we were starving!"
Cons: "I understand it was only an hour flight but I would've appreciated a snack of some sort"
Pros: "Staff was friendly, Aircraft was clean and tidy."
Cons: "Food was poor, there was no space, even domestic flights have more space than this one.!!"
Pros: "The flight crew were very pleasant. The food was excellent. There we nice options for movies."
Pros: "Not a single thing. I will be talking to a reporter about this since they are interested in the story"
Cons: "I left 3 hours early from my hotel. This was my first time ever being in the Philippines so I did not fully grasp the amount of traffic. I arrived at the check in counter with 52 minutes to spare and they told me I could not board. The plane wasnt even boarding passengers yet. I even went as far as to say that I would leave my luggage as I had to get on the flight. They did not allow this either. They said that I would need to get on another flight. To add insult to injury they did not credit me with ANY of what I had purchased for my previous flight since I ordered through Kayak. I am 100% dissatisfied with ANA and I am asking kayak to rectify what they have done. I have already emailed ANA upper management and will be taking this to social media, the news, and any other outlet I can find. I had to pay for a hotel, miss 2 days of work and pay for a 700 dollar "premium" seat ticket since that was all they claimed they had. I find that last part funny, since I saw about 12 empty seats on my flight. I am hoping to hear from kayak so they can explain why they do business with a company that clearly does not care about it's customers."
Pros: "Some of the crew were friendly, certainly not all of them."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, food was subpar. Paid extra for a “twin” seat and after this experience I think passengers should be paid extra to sit here."
Pros: "The seats were amazingly narrow and uncomfortable. Difficult to get out of; did not see crew very often with water"
Cons: "Less confusing controls on the equipmentl"
Pros: "Nothing, weren’t even allowed on the plane."
Cons: "Should have let me on the plane."
Cons: "Just because I have bought my ticket on points I was not given a chauffeur driver."
Pros: "Crew helped me with a chamomile to help me sleep."
Cons: "It was quite good"
Pros: "Unprofessional crew member how to treat as GOLD member in business class cabin"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "I was happy with all aspects of the flight"
Pros: "The crew were attentive and friendly."
Pros: "I had my seat changed due to my injured leg, staff acted swiftly, flight was relaxing."
Cons: "They ran out of options on the food and considering it wasn't a full flight that surprised me."
Pros: "Comfort. Service. Cleanliness. Efficiency. Hassle-free."
Cons: "Very small plastic cups of water. On-board on call crew service was slow."
Pros: "Breakfast portions were too small, and choices were not great. Boarding procedures were a little chaotic due to small space, and ground staff was not very polite when ordering passengers to board."
Cons: "Child kicking seat from behind for entire flight"
Cons: "Only one thing thaar I'd suggest as an improvements would be to provide water on a mores frequently basis"
Cons: "Airplane to late"
Cons: "Boarding from connecting flight was manic, gate closing as we arrived only to then sit on the plane for about 40 mins before it moved. Extra leg room seats at extra cost are near toilets and watching the comings and goings from there is not pleasant. Staff ok but nothing special, left waiting with forms for lost luggage, little explanation. Plane decor looks tired, seats narrow. Luggage lost. Know why I like to fly Thai airways"
Pros: "very good as expected"
Cons: "Crew staff"
Pros: "Lots of selection in movies"
Cons: "There was a glitch on the entertainment system and the staff tried to reset with no luck. Our row and the back row was affected and we could not watch anything on the screen for a good 2 hrs of the flight. Boarding was rather disoriented. The ground crew did not give clear instructions to control the crowd."
Pros: "Great and friendly cabin crew. Lots of movies to chose. Food was great."
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Emirates leg was good. Easy checkin and I think slightly large than usual seats."
Cons: "I bought a return from Emirates with the returning flight from Australia to London as a code share with Qantas. Qantas does not honour the e-ticekts from Emirates and will NOT allow you to preselect seats online. You have to hope for a good seat at airport checkin. Too bad, as I would have been prepared to pay extra for a seat upgrade."
Cons: "Emirates charging for duty free merchandise bought in Dubai. It is ridiculous that they add the weight of the duty free merchandise to your carry on luggage and charge at the gate. If I have known that I could have shopped in Dubai duty free. The customer service person was very rude too."
Pros: "To be honest I liked everything with this flight"
Cons: "I didn't get upgraded to business or first class ;) Maybe next time though"
Pros: "my flight didn't come, it was cancelled and still, I'm struggling to book or find alternate solutions."
Cons: "my flight didn't come, it was cancelled and still, I'm struggling to book or find alternate solutions."
Pros: "Good service, great crew, comfortable seat and pitch."
Cons: "The food was mediocre compared to usual standards."
Pros: "Overall a good experience. Flight did not appear to be overlong,mostly due to ambience in"
Pros: "A380 flight was very comfortable, with adequate leg room. A great feature for long haul flights. Good food and a very good entertainment system"
Cons: "Good was served late, in both legs. Flight departs at 7 pm but diiner was served after 10 (midnight Dubai time) Which meant our sleep was disturbed and when breakfast was served we had a full stomach."
Pros: "We had good seats & crew were friendly, but not as good as the Sydney to Dubai crew"
Cons: "The lateness of our departure with no reason given from Dubai."
Pros: "Good space for economy class"
Cons: "Announce duty free on flight is closing soon so if interested to purchase last min pls check with crew...by the time you get hold of crew I find out it’s closed - all in 5 mins, from the time I saw message and spoke with crew member it was shut. Should give a little more time on announcements, enough to get a crew member and see products to purchase."
Pros: "The planes are always beautiful, clean and atmospheric. The staff is always polite and friendly, and well put together. Never have I ever had a bad experience with Emirates."
Pros: "Friendly crew members. Wonderful service. Great entertainment. Excellent service all round."
Pros: "Vego food was provided Lots of meals"
Cons: "Some of the food wasn't as tasty but it's airplane food"
Cons: "Significant delay in Dubai. Food vouchers handed out while change of plane which made it like feeding time at the zoo. Late boarding on new time. Food service was 6+ hours after the vouchers were handed out. Crew spent more time socializing with each other than servicing the passengers."
Pros: "food was ok service was excellent fiji airways good Emirates nice girls and good service"
Cons: "we did not like the long wait at Dubai 9 hours in airport is very painful i think that 9 hours wait took most of our energies ."
Pros: "Entertainment & food options, onboard service, seat width & leg room (I'm just under 6 foot)"
Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "The movies are censored... there is no point in offering R rated films if you can't watch them as the director intended."
Pros: "Quick online check-in and bag drop-off at the airport. Friendly cabin crew. Juices etc. offered in between meal/snacks"
Cons: "Delayed take-off from Singapore once we had boarded-an hour just waiting to taxi. Delayed landing at Dubai due to volume of air traffic. This meant a very quick transfer to the London flight and no helpful assistance from cabin crew even though I asked for assistance, I had to hail a buggy down at the airport otherwise we would not have made it to our flight as I would not have been able to walk that far in the time available. If the flight had landed on time then there would not have been a problem."
Pros: "The great customer service once on board was outstanding... great amenities and prompt return of requests..."
Cons: "The Airline Denied my WhiteWater Kayak then Allowed 12 hours later 2 Kayaks of equal proportions. My whole trip was focused on having this kayak.. it forced our trip into confined abilities and completely took away from my overall experience in Africa... I want a free flight with a boat.. I can give you flight details of my last flight takken .. What do you say..?"
Pros: "Food better than average"
Cons: "Poorly designed economy seat. Unusable wifi."
Pros: "Staff Seats Food Cleanliness Good destinations"
Cons: "Boarding process is retarded. They do way too much, too many steps, too many checkpoints, stairs, hallways, people checking tix. Too much tea and not bringing the customer what they've asked for."
Pros: "Probably the loveliest airline in the sky today"
Pros: "Did not get drinks at all until dinner was erred which was over 2 hours into the journey. May have been ok if I hadn't just run from a late arriving connection to make this leg of my flight and I was so thirsty!! Naturally they were out of what would have liked for my meal. However the worst part is that Mt luggage didn't make it to Heathrow with my flight and the service in trying to get my bags back has been shocking. Considering I was told my bags would be arriving in London 2 hours later I still do not have my bage in my possession- a day and a half later. And trying to get to talk to someone to help. This has been so frustrating and disappointing."
Cons: "My bag was lost and I was one of the many. Logistics at Heathrow were poorly executed to help people. It seems like they knew of the problem beforehand and didn't inform people effectively. I waited longer than necessary until I overheard that a lot of luggage didn't make it. I felt if they knew of the problem they should have gotten more people to help passengers and update them."
Pros: "After what happened on Wednesday August 3rd I expected there to be some craziness but not like this. I was checked in by an employee who just started that day. She tells me in a faint voice "sir you may not make this flight". After that she tells me to check back 1 hour before the flight leaves. So I do, another teller states you made the flight please go to security. I have 45 minutes before the flight is schedule to leave at 3pm. I rush with my wife from one part of DXB to the other. Somehow make it there, but then have to wait for over 2 hours because of a connecting flight being delayed, unbelievable. Then when we land and I try to claim my bag, the bags are lost. Not just mine quite a few passengers. I go to baggage claim and the teller is screaming at me and other passangers "shut up, I don't care about your bag". This is the most disrespectful moment of the trip, never have I experienced a customer service provider yell at me like this. This experience is a direct reflection of emirates lack of management in their hiring process, as well as their ability to train their staff in high stress environments. Will I fly emirates again probably not, paying a premium for below average service is not worth it. The cabin crew were very thoughtful and respectful and made the trip bareable, their ground crew is anot her story."
Cons: "Lack of management with staff, being unable to control a high stress level situation, additionally the lack of communication regarding the progress of my flight. Delays and set backs happen but communication would help me plan and be prepared accordingly."
Cons: "Very quiet pleasant atmosphere on board, lovely staff, great food, all in all a pleasant experience"
Cons: "There was a delay"
Cons: "The crew was not cooperative and the AC was hot especially in the first 3 hours"
Cons: "Us passengers are obviously an inconvenience to the crew"
Cons: "Very poor wifi even if I paid for it."
Cons: "Boarding could be better organized3"
Pros: "crew was efficient and friendly"
Pros: "Crew good. Seat better than airbus seats!"
Pros: "Great services"
Cons: "Sitting in front is better"
Pros: "Seat not comfortable but it was an airbus so that’s normal."
Cons: "Entertainment was unusable picture sounds skipping all over!"
Pros: "Great service from the crew!"
Cons: "The entertainment, and to a lesser degree, the food"
Pros: "First and only time on an Airbus 380. Amazing to see how such a large bird can leap daintily into the sky without any effort. Wonderful decor. Very pleasant and attentive flight crew."
Cons: "Nothing negative, however was worried that the route might not be economical as such a large capacity plane was virtually empty. On the plus side, had empty seats all around."
Cons: "Services can be better"
Cons: "Food on the plane"
Cons: "Passengers in front were very loud for a night flight and drinking, air crew didn't tell them to be quiet."
Pros: "Lounge was great"
Cons: "More space in economy"
Pros: "Everything ran smoothly for the Melbourne to Bangkok leg of my flight. New plane, great entertainment, and great service."
Cons: "Overall great experience."
Pros: "checking in, the agent pointed out that I had a middle seat. I thought I had reserved an isle. She fixed it."
Cons: "boarding using bus!"
Pros: "2 empty seats next to me"
Cons: "Food was disappointing being vegetarian Flight was hot then cold then hot then cold Quite cramped when people put the seats back and couldn’t eat food easily Delayed on takeoff"
Pros: "Good friendly staff. Good flights"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. Movies selection is not good."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "The A330 was old, no charging ports for chairs, limited leg room and the entertainment system was a struggle to use"
Pros: "Ok plane, food was fine too"
Cons: "No gate at home airport when there's heavy rain? Even budget airlines pay for a gate, why not a star alliance member?"
Pros: "Very short flight"
Pros: "The dedicated check in area that led to its own screening and immigration"
Cons: "Food service was a little slow, not a good selection of movies"
Pros: "Just like on previous domestic flight experience, I love how Thai Airways is able to promote and provide for customer comfort and service on such short flights - something that US airlines are so incapable of providing. Not only was the A350 comfortable and spacious, the fact that they also served a meal on such a short flight is so much appreciated."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Seat is too narrow and the recline is not ergonomically designed, i.e., uncomfortable. The entertainment portal is not user friendly. Food quality and variety seem to have declined."
Pros: "Good service and kind staff."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't working and the crew didn't reboot it until half way through the flight. Any amount of movement from the seat in front of me (either from a slight adjustment from the person sitting in front of me to turbulence) and the tv would go black for a few seconds. It would also change to a red hue from time to time."
Cons: "Worn out old 777. The seat cushion could’ve been made of wood!! Not good for a 12 hour flight!!!"
Cons: "No snacks or drinks offered between meals."
Pros: "Crew very unhelpful"
Cons: "CREW NO GOOD"
Pros: "Great carrier flown with all the others thai airways best!"
Cons: "Had to ask for blanket not on seat ready for use."
Cons: "3 hour delay made it difficult to be thrilled about anything"
Cons: "I was charged by Kayak and Thai airlines for the same ticket. Kayak charged me $286 and Thai airlines charged me $276. I will call Kayak when I get back home to the U.S. and fix this extra charge from Thai airlines."
Cons: "I didn't have enough time to make my connection in Bangkok. I had to clear customs, collect my luggage, check my luggage back in and go back through security. I only made my next flight because I walked to the front of the line and cut in front of about 20 people. It was very stressful."
Cons: "The plane was dirty. There were stains everywhere."
Pros: "On this return flight, we had much space than several days ago. Thus, I enjoyed working all night during this midnight flight."
Cons: "The food was OK, but there should be some snack for awaken passengers."
Pros: "great service"
Cons: "Tight seat space."
Pros: "Reasonably peaceful"
Pros: "I like that I brought my noise cancelling headphones. Screaming babies are nobodies fault but careful preparation is helpful."
Pros: "Good friendly staff"
Pros: "The included extras and polite staff."
Cons: "When the passenger in the seat in front of me reclined her seat it was almost impossible to keep watching the movie which while sar, shows as mainly a black screen and even changing the angle didn't assist"
Cons: "Guy was snoring like a wild animal."
Pros: "Food and drink on board in business class."
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "The curry chicken snack was the best food I had on any airplane, and the songkran dessert was a cute touch. Comfy colorful seats, nice staff."
Pros: "Al ways friendly and helpful"
Pros: "A380 is a comfortable plane but Thai Airways setup not as nice as Qatar. Boarding was swift, the crew was polite enough."
Cons: "It was a night flight but I wish water was served often."
Pros: "Nice modern plane. Toilets kept clean by staff"
Cons: "Kosher meals very poor"
Pros: "Food was good. Seat ok and check-in done promptly."
Cons: "Crew, ground and air, could be a bit more friendly but it was acceptable. Arrival was later and baggage handling a bit slow too. Bag was well handled."
Cons: "No have vegetarian food, no respect check in seats (change me for passgers with baby) Sorry, but u need take care this cases AND need others disponibles seats"
Pros: "All the crews were so nice and I always got perfect inflight services."
Cons: "After boarding, it took 40 minutes to get ready to take off. Weather was hot at that time."
Cons: "Jam packed flight. Qantas is squeezing people in and squeezing the profits. Happening way to frequently now."
Cons: "Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......"
Pros: "Crew were super helpful. Have flown with other airlines, but have to say Qantas crews are very professional and helpful. They go that extra mile."
Pros: "great crew"
Cons: "flight delayed - but that happens..."
Pros: "Good crew, efficient and pleasant"
Cons: "1. The entertainment system had good choice, but screen resolution wasn't as good as recent flights with Lufthansa, SIA, Malaysia Airlines and AirNZ 2. Nowhere near enough toilets in the middle of the cabin, had to queue over 20 minutes 3. The announcement said water refill stations - where?"
Cons: "Less single use plastic on the flight"
Cons: "Having back up/extra meals for people with dietary requirements as they may not have been able to request them."
Pros: "Good seats in exit row"
Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Not enough toilets - always a queue. More leg room."
Pros: "The service was really good"
Cons: "My bag was broken when it came off the plane so I wasn’t happy about that."
Pros: "Overall a good flight"
Cons: "Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working."
Pros: "Online check in"
Cons: "Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it"
Pros: "Food and comfort of the seat"
Cons: "The USB charger, the whole entertainment, anything on the remote including light control and bell, stopped working! I wasn't given enough attention, i had to chase the crew a few times, it was a 14 hour flight with nothing working, miserable experience. I was offered a window seat, which i hate, without considering to give me an upgrade. I was given 5,000 Qantas points, i don't know if they can be moved to my AVIOS."
Pros: "Despite being fully booked, the 14 hour flight was peaceful and easy. Every seat had a pillow & blanket upon embarkation, the lights were dimmed after dinner and it wasn't difficult to sleep. Staff were very friendly & accommodating."
Cons: "Smallish serves of food (dinner & light breakfast) for a long flight"
Pros: "Arrived alive."
Cons: "Sketchy plane. Too many speed changes. Left late."
Cons: "My family of 4 were not seated together even though all four tickets were purchased together in the same booking. After booking through KAYAK for flights, the on-line check-in process was a nightmare with the KAYAK booking number not matching the information required by QANTAS. As my children were all spread over the plane, and two son's look very similar, a hostess almost did not serve one of my son's a meal as she believed my son had already received a meal further forward in the plane. Thankfully, upon checking, the hostess realised that it was a case of mistaken identity."
Pros: "The Qantas lounge in Singapore is very nice. Nothing special relative to some others like Cathay, but lots of showers and good food are the key for a stopover, and the Qantas Lounge has that. The meal options are better out of Singapore than coming in to Singapore, The "order ahead" breakfast concept, where you place your order for breakfast when you board has it pros and cons. The personal service is nice, but one needs to know almost 12 hours ahead of time what they feel like eating. Overall a positive, but for me, it's hard for me to anticipate my appetite. It was my first A380 flight (together with the Sydney - Singapore leg), and overall I was disappointed relative to the Dreamliner. Yet it stands out as a positive the way that Qantas has configured business class on the upper deck. It's quite peaceful."
Cons: "Mostly an issue with security, two separate very long lines. The lines are marked priority and economy, but those are not adhered to. The seats in business class are not very comfortable. I feel like I had more comfortable seats 15 years ago on BA, and the world has come a long way since then. The planned upgrades are sorely needed."
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board. There was provision for iPads in the backs of the seat, but none provided. There were drop down TVs but the audio was not working. Had I known in advance that this would be the case, I would have been able to prepare my own device and headphones."
Pros: "Love going to Yancey when we are pushed by the tail winds!"
Cons: "Breakfast was dire"
Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food choices, great service."
Pros: "Excellent service and helpful staff."
Cons: "Some seats including mine did not recline, looked like the engineering service have missed checking mechanisms."
Pros: "Friendly and easy"
Cons: "I found the seat really uncomfortable. My back was hurting well before the end of the flight."
Pros: "Excellent value for money, great food which is normally a no no for me, Charming and attentive cabin crew service, making a journey enjoyable !"
Pros: "Speed of flight was excellent. Overheard storage was good."
Cons: "Seats impossible to sleep on as they don’t recline enough to stop head from falling forward. Wings on headrest too small."
Pros: "Staff were friendly but emeriates offer a much better overall service"
Cons: "Long wait times onew calling quantas customer service"
Pros: "Service and flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Breakfast the food was over heated and dry."
Cons: "Food and service was appallling. ... an insult to be assed a Lindt choc (1) ... by hand."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "It was all good, start to finish."
Pros: "Crew were pleasant"
Cons: "Bathroom for business class was out of order about 2hrs before landing, were told to use the bathroom in the back of plane!"
Pros: "I always enjoy the flights that have the in-seat entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "The crew was pleasantly pleasent when passengers make mistakes but firm as need, thus getting what needed done as pleasantly as possible."
Cons: "Entertainment system was stuck and stay stuck on kids program and system had no way to get back to main entry point. Software programmers had either failed to put in a "home" icon / link on the Kids home page. Also, turning system off, and leaving it off for 3+ minutes did not do so either; this likely a failure of software designers to specific such or system itself not functioning per design."
Pros: "i wanted to add a bag to my itinerary but 3rd party didnt get back to me in time and i couldnt afford to upgrade at the airport. a little disapointed, probably wont go 3rd party again ."
Cons: "i wanted to add a bag to my itinerary but 3rd party didnt get back to me in time and i couldnt afford to upgrade at the airport. a little disapointed, probably wont go 3rd party again ."
Pros: "Helpful crew. Seats so close together, very difficult tou get out to use facilities. Meals tasty."
Cons: "See last comment above."
Pros: "Economy cabin red-eye service Perth to Sydney included sandwich and drink soon after departure, quiet cabin with ample at-seat entertainment for those electing not to sleep on the way, and cold bottle of water immediately upon decent in the morning. Being from the US, the cabin and service level far exceeds domestic service offerings from the large US carriers. Value quickly exceeds that of low-cost carriers, especially as a checked bag is included."
Cons: "Toll staff during boarding rude"
Pros: "Seamless flight & good service from the cabin staff"
Cons: "Bus from terminal to plane No inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Qantas Launge"
Pros: "We were late arriving due to roadworks at the entrance to the airport leading us miles out of our way due to poor signage Baggage had closed and the Qantas staff were excellent in ensuring that we caught the flight .Well done !"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."
Pros: "On Time performance"
Pros: "Friendly service."
Pros: "Food is good and plenty Great entertainment selection Helpful crew"
Cons: "Seats are like most airlines, close tgether and not much leg room"
Cons: "Didn't bother to offer acting other than fruit juice, water and tea or coffee with the meal seemed in a hurry to get the meal service over"
Pros: "First time I flew Qantas and it was a flight from Melb- Dubai and then Dubai - London. I sat in row 62 and the food three times the food selection had run out the fruits and beef curry. I wasn't able to check in online which was quite annoying. The crew from Melb-Dubai were fantastic. So friendly and talkative and I think one was called Jordan."
Pros: "Friendly, helpful and professional crew which which always makes for a better overall experience."
Cons: "The crew seemed to have to spend much of their time as IT consultants assisting with iPads."
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