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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "Staff were very good . Business class very comfortable. I had low salt menu which was very comforting to be able to choose as salt not good for me."
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 and friendly crew, leg room"
Cons: "Need to serve better food in economy. There is a little more legroom in economy compared to other airlines, however, the seats are tight. They are not wide enough. Need better movie selection."
Pros: "Everything.. will do it again!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Food would have been better."
Cons: "Again very impressed with Qatar Airways service on the board"
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Longer wifi time and faster connection"
Cons: "Boarding, restroom,"
Cons: "Catering load was poorly estimated. They'd run out of my first choice of brunch despite being in the first row (apparently pancakes are "really popular with the kids" but they don't load extra to account for this). Also ran out of my main choice."
Pros: "The crew was excellent. The plane was new."
Cons: "There was a limited choice in movies. Boarding and deplaning took a while."
Pros: "Crew was nice, attentive and very helpful"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The Crew were professional, friendly and comforting. The A380 Business Class is the best way to fly. Smooth journey, very comfortable reclining beds with enough room to within the bed area to move around with adequate space. The Wine list was excellent with a great choice and variety."
Cons: "Nothing to do with the flight...but Qatar could have offered an airport hotel room to their Bus. Class passengers for the 9 hour delay....we did have the Lounge, but a shower, rest and comfort after another previous 5 hour 30 minutes flight from Athens 11.30am Start to 2.00am start from Doa."
Cons: "Boarding by bus at Doha is lengthy and not very comfortable."
Pros: "Nice new plane. Good seats. Good seat space between you and person in front of you."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and fast, at the gate of flight from Doha to Tbilisi they greeted and thanked me in Georgian, which was very nice of them. The seats were comfortable and the entertainement was good during almost ten hour flight from Manila to Doha."
Cons: "The food during the flight from Manila to Doha was poor. Last year I flew from Doha to Singapore in January and the year before that from Doha to Colombo, the food on both of the latter flights was very good. The food during flight from ManilaManila to Doha was poor."
Pros: "The entertainment was reasonable, I enjoyed the festive choices."
Cons: "Screaming babies, obese people sat next to me, water rationing, not a pleasant experience. Arrived sleep deprived and dehydrated. I have much better experiencs on a visit to Australia - this was my third time this year!"
Pros: "Legroom was great Staff were great Bathrooms were very clean and cleaned often in the flight"
Pros: "The seats have great leg room and recline nicely"
Cons: "7kg and only one carry one!?? Budget airlines do better!! Try being a professional with a laptop and a few travel essentials and you won’t get far on Qatar. How crazy. Even if you have diamond one world status (the highest) unless u fly business class there is no chance in getting more onboard for your carryon. Works best airline my a**!"
Pros: "Snacks and the crews on board"
Cons: "The crews in the airport, not friendly. They dont even smile!"
Cons: "Ord to Doh: People kept window blinds open all through 15 hour flight Flight temperature kept very warm"
Pros: "process quick and efficient"
Cons: "average seats"
Pros: "Best host staff"
Cons: "Bad app don’t trust"
Cons: "I am a very experienced traveller. I always book an isle seat, especially for long flights (this was 12 hrs.), so that I can get up and stretch my legs etc. The couple sitting beside me were upset that I did not take the window seat. When it came time to sleep, the wife stretched out over her husbands legs, who was sitting beside me. This meant her feet were coming on top of my legs, and her legs were forcing her husbands legs into my space, touching my leg - I had to put a pillow between my leg and his leg. I asked the Qatar hostess if she could please ask the couple to change their positions, so that my seating space was respected, resulting in no body touching. The hostess replied that she was not permitted to ask the couple to change their positions and be more respectful. Fortunately there was another unreserved isle seat and I was able to move. Due to the fact that airplanes have become cultural melting pots, thousands of feet in the air, I think it would be peacefully beneficial too all, if a very discreet announcement could be made at the beginning of each flight regrading seating etiquette, respectfulness towards others etc. this could also be printed in the flight magazine. Thanks in advance."
Pros: "Loved the food and entertainment."
Cons: "Not enough leg room and space between the chair in front."
Pros: "Good, attentive service by the crew."
Pros: "Once staff were aware that my child was sick one staff member in particular regularly checked on the well being of my child."
Cons: "Crew only helpful when pushed to help. My child was sick and the cabin crew tried to give me food. I said that my child had just vomited but there was no offer to help me clear it up they just continued serving food to other passengers. I had to search for someone to help me to clear up and then I felt as though I was an inconvenience. I then had to look for someone to bring food for myself and other child. My other child is 1yr and 11 months and I was told they were only allowed baby food not a child meal. Although there were a few spare seats on the plane I was squashed into a full row with a 3 yr old and one year old on my lap. I appreciate that there may not have been any bassinet seats left but would have been helpful not to be on a full row as a single adult travelling with two small children. No offers for assistance with bags."
Pros: "The staff are outstanding! Friendly, helpful and accommodating."
Cons: "Poor choice of movies. Their 'world' movies should have subtitles"
Pros: "Service of air stewards very friendly and polite"
Cons: "This goes for Qatarfigjta from harare to Doha and Doha to Washington DC and back. I am not going to give individual report on each one. Food - my daughter could barely eat anything and the vegetarian meals were stone cold most of time. It was hard to eat at Qatar airport because not only is the food terrible (Burger King and bad Asian food) but outrageously expensive. Our media system did not work for one leg. ** way to many ads on your media system. Every time you watch a new TV episode, you have to sit through 5-6 ads for stuff that is not interesting and the same each time. ** plane info on media system keeps reverting to Arabic even when English is indicated as preferred la gauge. We had to place our iPads in checked luggage for flights from harare to USA as we went through Qatar. *** I asked for quiet seats and was given seats near kitchen and toilet even though I booked in hours in advance. One leg had my ten year old daughter and I in different rows even though I checked in 4-5 hours in advance Of flight . ** staff moved my hand luggage without my permission and without informing me - it was stressful trying to find it."
Cons: "in flight entertainment interface can be improved to be more user friendly."
Cons: "It was all good"
Pros: "Flawless boarding, service, food and arrived 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Comfort and service"
Cons: "Food breaks should be more"
Pros: "I can understand what kind of flight it was because it was a small plane"
Cons: "Bad smells and an old plane i hope you will change the plane to another better one"
Cons: "Not enough check in desks operating - very long wait"
Cons: "I had 2 checked in luggage, and both TSA lock on it was cut. Since it was TSA lock, I do not understand why both locks were cut instead of being opened with the international key. it cost me 10 USD it for the locks."
Pros: "The food on the way back to the United States was excellent. The flight attendants were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The good on the way to Cape Town was deplorable. Some of the seat back entertainment centers were malfunctioning while trying to watch movies. They would stop and move forward of their own accord."
Pros: "Very friendly crew and efficient check-in service. Food was lovely."
Cons: "Multiple problems with onboard entertainment re-setting itself."
Pros: "I travel from Sydney to Europe (UK and Greece) regularly. My experience with Qatar airways was fantastic: I highly recommend it. First of all, the travelling hours are a bit shorter (compared to travelling via Singapore or Hong Kong) probably because of the geography of the cities/connections and the corresponding flight times between Athens-Doha-Sydney. The aircraft was exceptional (I believe it was Airbus A380). It was a double-deck, wide-body and four-engine jet airliner. Cabin and economy class seats were very comfortable and more spacious compared to other aircraft. There was minimal turbulence, which is partially due to the type of aircraft: at least this is my understanding. The aircraft also had wi-fi (complimentary for the first 15 min) and one was allowed to use the mobile phone during the flight (except during take off and landing times). The flight attendants were absolutely amazing. Also, the crew was very understanding and friendly with children. Food was also excellent and in good portions. Overall there was high tech aircraft, excellent service and no delays. I will choose it again in the future."
Cons: "On the downside, I had a problem with my entertainment device during the whole flight: there was no sound, so I was not really able to watch any movies/TV.. The flight attendants tried to sort it out, but it was not possible. They kindly brought complimentary magazines and drinks/snacks, however it would have been much preferable if I could watch a movie or if free wi-fi was offered for the whole flight, as compensation.. My understanding is that this was not an option, due to problems providing free password..."
Cons: "The seats don't recline very far and on the a380 the window is a very long way from the seat making it impossible to lean against. - so difficult to get a reasonable test. The food was not great. Perhaps not qatar's fault(?) but we bought duty free alcohol in Brussels and took as carry on then after a layover in Doha we were advised Australian regulations prohibited us from taking it on board for the final leg - even though it was still sealed in the duty free bag. We were forced to check it protected only by some lightweight clothing and a thin back pack we had been using as cabin luggage. Fortunately it made it undamaged - but it would be better if we had been informed of this at Brussels."
Pros: "I like Qatar service very much and that is why I fly with them most of the time."
Pros: "Food, crew, in flight services and entertainment were amazing. Definitely recommend this airline for trans-atlantic flights."
Cons: "I flew on the Boeing Dreamliner which is pretty loud. I recommend noise cancelling headphones or earplugs."
Pros: "Food, service and hospitality all top class. They made my long trip home a breeze!"
Pros: "it was ok."
Cons: "Crew allowed passengers in with no masks. Why do they write a boarding time on a pass? They started 15 min later. Then, "be fast, be fast, we are behind". Plane departed 20 min late."
Cons: "Great customer service"
Pros: "Flight was on time, service onboard inspite of short flight, and the scenery of the Alps was breathtaking"
Pros: "Nice smooth flight. Also lovely to be offered a drink and food. Although the quiche is not great. Wasn’t nicer last year"
Cons: "Maybe just change the quiche. Very dry"
Pros: "Nice and attentive crew Big a330 plane with great business class"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "If there was Headphones on flights"
Cons: "No kiosk at airport. Even tho you have a etickst they make you print one. Which means a huge line. Whats the point"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed by 30 minutes. May have been beyond the crew control."
Pros: "Seat more comfortable than most economy seats with other airlines. Smiling, attentive cabin attendants. Good food. Easy to get to next flight. Seems a bit more spacious than other airlines."
Cons: "Free Wifi."
Pros: "Food was good. Crew was kind and gracious."
Cons: "Seats were extremely cramped. Once the person in the front reclined their seat it was very difficult to get out of the seat. Also better guidance is needed during boarding. Finally, my hand carry was checked 4 times by 4 different people, which means your staff doesn’t trust their own colleagues."
Pros: "Friendly agents . Speak very good English. Swiss airlines serves breakfast croissants and beverages for a short flight without a charge"
Cons: "The airline fix the booking problem because my trip was from Zurich to Brussels to Washington DC to Austin and went I print my boarding passes only show to Brussels. The booking agent didn’t complete all the way in the computer. I am thankful that I had my original paper and Swiss airlines fix it"
Pros: ";Flight attendants very attentive;"
Cons: "Leg space far too tight; could barely move; Unable to see TV screen due to angle, even at max tilt; Food was inedible; perhaps acceptable as dog food; Toilet seat would not stay up for male to pee. Worst international aircraft I've ever experienced. Recommend upgrading before selling any more seats."
Pros: "Everything! The cleanest aircraft I have ever been on, excellent crew, amazing breakfast!"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was superb"
Cons: "Almost missed my third plane, too."
Pros: "I had a wonderful experience the whole way through."
Cons: "The TV froze and stopped working for me. Thankfully it was the last thirty minutes of my flight. Mine was the only that appeared to be broken."
Pros: "Liked the flight arrangements as convenient. Although left Zurich little bit late, made up time as OK. Thanks for the great experience in using your services."
Cons: "Seating room is very tight, especially for someone who is over 6 feet tall. Wished I alerted Swiss Air in desire to have exit row seats."
Pros: "The seats in exit row were large enough for me to straighten my legs"
Cons: "Very rude attendants. Also if you sit in the exit row they don’t let you put ANYTHING on your lap or by your feet, even a sweatshirt that you remove for a moment. I have never had this problem on any other airline."
Pros: "There was a very long line at the check in counter on the way back. Many people were nervous about missing their flights. Apparently the counter computers were out of order and they only had 2 stations to support the passengers at a very busy time. Other than that, everything was smooth and pleasurable."
Cons: "8 kilo limit on carry-on luggage. Customer service attendant issuing boarding passes was less than friendly."
Pros: "Flight was exactly on time as described. Crew was friendly"
Pros: "The hospitality & staff were impeccable."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Ordered kosher and did not get it"
Pros: "Although sitting in a plane in coach could never be considered a wonderful experience, Swiss Air did the most to make it so. in particular the crew was very responsive and cheerful. The leg room wasn't bad and they were very liberal with their wine and beer offering."
Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "Large person next to me spilled over into my seat. Large people should sit with folks like themselves"
Pros: "Flight left in time, easy quick boarding. Food was great, we had dinner and breakfast snack"
Cons: "Very late gate change during boarding process resulting in untimely departure."
Pros: "Professional polite crew."
Cons: "Seats too SMALL Food not eatable"
Cons: "Could use some more seating space"
Pros: "The seat, the airport, the service"
Cons: "The tight connection"
Pros: "We were worried based on negative reviews on SWISS we had read prior to our trip, but they were WONDERFUL!! We flew coach from MIA to CRETE, two stops and 13+ hours of flying. The seats were as roomy as coach gets, but comfortable, reclining further than Delta or AA in my opinion. The food, drinks and snacks never stopped and were tasty!! Including a delicious Swiss chocolate a the end of your flight! They were so attentive! The attendants were all kind and polite. In fact, we had someone sit in front of us on our flight home who culturally didn't bath/wear deodorant and VERY malodorous and we asked the flight attendant if we could move. As soon as everyone boarded and she found two open seats for us, she moved us right before take off and we had a wonderful, great-smelling 10.5 hour flight!! LOL"
Cons: "There seems to only be 4 (plenty) bathrooms right in the center of the coach area of the plane, but with the flight attendants constantly serving drinks and food, you really had to time it so you could get to the bathrooms when they weren't in the aisles. Trust me though, this is hardly a negative and I will happily fly SWISS over and over!!!"
Pros: "gluten free option included gluten free bread, but meal itself was quite bland."
Cons: "in-flight entertainment screen for my and my husband's seats were not working. we complained to the flight attendant who said that they would reset the system, but they never did."
Pros: "The crew was very nice, I felt bad for them as people were constantly complaining."
Cons: "The tv's did not work, was extremely disappointing."
Pros: "Great flight. Boarding, departure and arrival on time. Excellent flight attendants."
Pros: "The plane is beautiful, comfortable and clean. The crew is happy and kind. The food is great! Overall my favorite Airlines as of my recent two flights."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seating was very tight, confining."
Pros: "I was supposed to visit my father who was just put in a nursing home for a few days and the day of my flight I received an email from Swiss that they had rebooked me for the next day! So frustrating! The trip would have gotten so short that it wasn't worth it so I had to reschedule it 6 weeks out. It got my dad really upset! Thank god his health is stable at the moment."
Pros: "Great flight crew, on time performance"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable"
Pros: "Perfect service, on time"
Pros: "There was no food"
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Cons: "Boarding was awful. It was not claear where the line is for the business class and for the econom class."
Cons: "Terrible seats and old.entertaineme.t system"
Pros: "Good people."
Cons: "Bad food."
Pros: "Great flight"
Pros: "Staff was very friendly and presentable. The cabin was very nice. The entertainment screens were nicer than any other airlines I have seen. It was a short flight, but so they didn't serve food, but they offered water and chocolate, which was a nice touch."
Cons: "The boarding process seemed disorganized. If someone leans their chair back, they are sitting right in your lap."
Pros: "The crew was exceptional: friendly and professional."
Cons: "The seat was really small and I am 5.1ft. The screen was bigger than other flight companies but when the passenger in front of me put down the seat I wasn't able to watch the video comfortably. The entertainment sistem was a little bit old."
Pros: "The seats were really comfortable! The staff was amazing. They were very friendly and kind. The seats reclined really nicely."
Cons: "I would have liked more movie choices but it wasn't too bad of a selection."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I missed my connection in Zurich... Instead Zurich-Belgrade WITH SWISS AIR i was rebooked to Zurich-Munich LUFTHANSA then Munich-Vienna LUFTHANSA and then Vienna-Belgrade AUSTRIAN... Lufthansa is not on my list and I was forse to fly with company I don't like... So disappointed by SwissAir..."
Pros: "Flight was delayed due to weather which of course is out of their control. Helpful staff that kept us I formed."
Cons: "Having to be shuttled to the airplane from the gate. Not bad, just something I am not used to. There was no entertainment as it was only a 50 minute flight. This crew really had no personality at all. Quite robotic. Again, efficient but lacking in sparkle."
Cons: "The ventilation didnt work on the connection from zurich to belgrade, it was like an oven in the plan and people were complaining, but nothing was done."
Pros: "Crew very nice"
Cons: "So cramped"
Pros: "Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up"
Cons: "The plane's interior needed a makeover, as is old"
Pros: "fast trip from japan all ontime quick boarding and unloading"
Cons: "the food main meal on an australian airline consisted of meal a) sushi etc b)Japanese style chicken and boiled rice (chicken thigh full of fat and sauce was greasy) could not eat c)pasta twists with dried up sauce (could not eat) very poor quality food will bring my own next time no plain option"
Cons: "Flight from Bangkok was delay and miss the connection flight."
Pros: "I had to change flights to LA."
Pros: "Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth."
Cons: "Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and the cabins were welll presented. Take off was on time."
Cons: "A very small glitch was the cabin service. The cabin announcements were read out too fast to follow! Also, the cabin crew seemed to be in a rush to move the food tray away even though I was still sipping my juice. Maybe this was the early morning energy ...Slow down, guys!"
Pros: "Staff helpful and friendly. We got there"
Cons: "It’s a small plane without much to offer"
Pros: "All of the staff are friendly and helpful and is a good flight."
Cons: "It was raining and I don't like to fly in the rain especially landing."
Cons: "We sprinted to make our connecting flight - bags didn't make it. Got woken up at 2am to collect them after a whole day traveling."
Cons: "Disembarking.... No gate so had to get bus to shuttle to terminal... 1 bus for nearly 1000 passengers.... Took nearly 90 minutes to get off plane."
Pros: "IFE Snack - bacon quiche Service"
Cons: "Stink The usual cramped seating Long wait to deplane"
Pros: "Pleasant, clean & comfortable"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
Pros: "Friendly crew Comfy space Reasonable food Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Would have liked to be offered a second hot drink or would like the cups to be a bit bigger. Fresh food"
Cons: "Late arrival 15 min taxi to gate 22 mins wait for bags and$23 yo get to International Terminal. Next time fly via Melbourne"
Pros: "Great support with wheel-chair assist."
Pros: "Staff polite and friendly. Entertainment on my ipad with wants content great."
Pros: "quick on time flight"
Cons: "cabin VERY hot and cramped"
Pros: "IFE for such a short flight, headset free. Cabin crew were quite pleasant. B737-800 series (Next Gen.) is a nice plane."
Cons: "Cramped. Lunch was that revolting beef & kale pocket (again!). Highest a/f of Tiger, Virgin & QF, which is fine if it’s worth it, which it most definitely wasn’t."
Pros: "The staff did the best they could to accommodate everyone on a full flight in economy. The passenger in front of me had a failed entertainment system and the staff handled it very well."
Cons: "The leg room is obviously minimal in economy but compared to Singapore Airlines this was cramped and when the seat in front reclines it's almost impossible to find a comfortable position if you're over 5 foot 9! food was below par."
Cons: "Qantas food gets worse each flight."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "I always enjoy the flights that have the in-seat entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort of plane, professionalism and courtesy of staff. Quiet, dark cabin allowed for restful trip."
Pros: "Crew were affable and courteous, even if not very attentive."
Cons: "The entertainment system was ancient, with small screens, loose sockets for headphones, flaky performance. Only the content was decent (not good). They announce boarding sequence and then fail to honor/enforce it, allowing a free for all."
Pros: "Short flight . It's ok"
Pros: "The Staff were friendly during the whole flight. Seats were really comfortable and good movie and song choices. Boarding was fast."
Cons: "The headphones looked quite dirty so I used my own. The breakfast meal was bad, especially putting in a hash brown that just gets soggy."
Pros: "They had free wifi!"
Pros: "The new clear aircraft"
Cons: "The fruit was not ripe and not edible."
Cons: "2 hours late leaving"
Pros: "Everyone and everything"
Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, cabin crew were friendly and helpful. Food was tasty, but portion rather small."
Cons: "Didn't like that every time someone nearby used the entertainment - watched a film I think, my film changed."
Pros: "Excellent service as always. Luggage was checked through to the final destination."
Cons: "The passenger next to me was too big to have the armrest down."
Pros: "It's Australian."
Cons: "Typical overnight flight."
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
Pros: "Crew were outstanding. Great service, attention to detail and simply better than I have experienced in the past 10+ years travelling Business. Well done!"
Pros: "Excellent service from counter to end of flight, well dine"
Cons: "Entertainment system on our section of the Qantas A330-200 had failed and was not operational for the entire trip. This meant no movies, no music, no safety video or announcements and no flight map for the entire journey of almost 8 hours. Crew were not very responsive to this and it seemed like a low priority vs everything else they were doing. After almost 2 hours and complaingpts from a number of the 24 passengers impacted, they did a "soft and hard reset" of the system which did nothing. Initially crew suggested they had an alternative (Tablets) but subsequently denied this. I felt they had already handed these out and did not hav enough. Having been the very first person to raise this issue (10 mins before the flight was to leave), I felt I should have been offered one, but clearly they did not do so. Altogether pretty disgusted with crew attitude and responsiveness. We also felt the food was of very poor quality too - it was too salty and what should have been crisp was soggy. We will NEVER fly Qantas again (even a code share)."
Pros: "Always organised"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "I couldn't request a vegan meal online for some reason & once i got to the airport it was too late so i went hungry"
Cons: "Very cramped. Food was poor. Limited games choices in the entertainment."
Cons: "My name is Parag Mokashi, Indian Passport No. Z1788332 had booked 2 return air tickets from Singapore to Auckland with details as follows: Qantas Airways Flight QF6 - Depart Singapore Changi Apt, SG (SIN) 01Dec16 (Thu) 23:50 Arrive Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 02Dec16 (Fri) 10:50 Flight QF145 - Depart Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 02Dec16 (Fri) 11:55 Arrive Auckland International Apt, NZ (AKL) 02Dec16 (Fri) 17:10 Flight QF144 - Depart Auckland International Apt, NZ (AKL) 13Dec16 (Tue) 08:35 Arrive Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 13Dec16 (Tue) 10:15 Flight QF81 - Depart Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 13Dec16 (Tue) 11:15 Arrive Singapore Changi Apt, SG (SIN) 13Dec16 (Tue) 16:30 I had booked these tickets online through CheapTickets.sg on 17th September 2016. While booking the tickets mine and my wife’s full details such as the Name, Nationality and Passport were given. In spite of this nowhere was it mentioned in the Quantas terms and conditions or any prompt/popup given while booking the tickets that Australian transit visa is required for Indians since the flight is via Australian city. I had booked the tickets well in advance and had enough time to get transit visa had there been any information about it mentioned. On 1st December 2016 when we went to the Changi airport we were not allowed to board the plane as we did not have the Australian transit visa. We were told by Quantas personnel at the airport to go to the Australian embassy in Singapore to get the transit visa and that we would get it within a day. Next day we went to the embassy and found that the Australian visa is done by VFS global at a different address. When went there they informed us that Australian visa takes minimum 5 days. I had all my hotel bookings in New Zealand already done hence I had no choice to take a direct Singapore Auckland flight via Singapore Airlines at a very high price on the next day. I also lost one day of my hotel booking in Auckland and had to forfeit the money. I and my wife had to go through the psychological trauma of being refused to board the plane, then the next day running around the Australian embassy / VFS global office for trying to get the Australian transit visa and facing the uncertainty regarding our new Zealand trip which was planned well in advance for our 25th wedding anniversary"
Pros: "One Air Hostess was extraordinary hospitable, shortest time on flight connection."
Cons: "Limited Movies, no amenities"
Pros: "Attentive staffs, shortest time on flight connection."
Cons: "My seat couldn't recline"
Cons: "Taipei airport is too cold. Had to stay overnight on a layover. Ruined the experience."
Pros: "Premium economy is awesome. Roomy with great entertainment features. First Class @ premuim economy class."
Pros: "It was a two and a half hour flight and even in economy they served a full lunch with drinks included and tea and coffee service after. And they were so efficient!"
Cons: "No complaints at all, it was a great flight experience."
Cons: "Need to change date. They won’t allow it without a $600 charge. This is ridiculous and btw it’s 2 days away so why are u asking me about a flight I haven’t even taken."
Pros: "Crew was good and friendly."
Cons: "Lesser layover time in Taipei."
Pros: "Food was slightly better than the previous flight."
Cons: "Same lousy headphones. My seat had a led rest that made it harder to get in and out, and wasnt usable due to the close distance to the seat in front. What was the designer thinking? I missed the drink service if there was one, never saw water going around until right at the end. . ."
Pros: "Crew was very accomedating and friendly"
Cons: "Some of the courses in the dinner were excellent like the soup and appetizer. Other items were off, like the entree. Wine selection could improve."
Cons: "It would be better if it was on time"
Cons: "Good food and friendlier staff."
Pros: "The staff was very nice and allowed me to change my seat to be near the door as I had a connecting flight fairly soon after arriving in Manila. This flight was very comfortable and excellent."
Cons: "There was no movie but that is Ok. I just read"
Pros: "When booking my ticket I chose a non-middle seat but when I did online check in my seat got changed to the middle/sandwiched and wasn't able to chose a either aisle or window seat due to open seat availability issue."
Cons: "Water or juice wasn't served/offered for the 2nd meal. Only tea and coffee were offered."
Pros: "Crew excellent"
Pros: "Flight went well and was on time"
Cons: "Seats were a bit tight. I sat in the middle with other passengers on either side of me. The foot space was very awkward as there was a metal support from the seat in front of me. One foot had to be placed on either side of the bar, sharing space with each passenger on either side of me."
Pros: "Great service and food."
Cons: "30min Delay boarding and 30min delay on take-off."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was awesome."
Cons: "These are some of the narrowest seats I've experienced in a full-sized airplane. Please note, I am a normal sized human."
Pros: "Movie choices"
Cons: "Staff treatment, food, cabin pressure was off, cold temperature, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Super nice service from the crew on the flight. And the young woman at the check-in counter in San Francisco was terrifically friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Flight was just slightly delayed leaving in both San Francisco and Taipei. But the headwinds (certainly no fault of China Airlines!) made us 45 minutes late in Taipei, making us a little anxious about making connections, especially when we saw the long line to x-ray baggage going from one terminal to the next."
Pros: "Everything! Well organized boarding procedure (but it helps when the other passengers are well mannered, unlike flying in the USA) and started boarding EXACTLY the time they stated on the notice boards. Friendly crew and very helpful! Tasty meal albeit a bit lean on offerings on the tray."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "The food, service, and seats were all great in economy. I typically fly UA and China Airline's entertainment system and seat comfort are definitely on par on this 777 when compared to UA's 787."
Cons: "I didn't like that we didn't have a free row since our flight was packed - but that's not really much of a negative."
Cons: "Aircraft uses a 3 x 4 x 3 configuration on a 777, which makes things pretty tight. Typically this is 3 x 3 x 3 ."
Pros: "I like entertainment on the china airlines flight,"
Pros: "Great service. Terrific crew. They went out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable for a 14 hour flight."
Pros: "Loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Not too many vegan options"
Pros: "The meatballs were fairly tasty."
Cons: "The seats didn't have much space between them."
Pros: "The hand towels were a nice touch."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and notice was only sent that morning. If I had known of the delay sooner, I wouldn't have left for the airport as early as I did."
Pros: "All staff were really attentive and delivered an excellent service quickly and efficiently."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour to allow delayed passengers to arrive but kept us on the plane the whole time which was very inconvenient"
Cons: "General good!"
Pros: "Very attentive staff Plenty of movie options"
Cons: "Food was meh but that's common for airline food"
Pros: "Food and entertainment selection was good."
Cons: "Not too much room in terms of seating. Back pain felt after flight."
Pros: "The airline attendants were very friendly."
Cons: "We had a free movie on a 3.5 hour flight but not on the 6 and 9 hour flights. It's time to step it up for long haul flights!"
Pros: "Ground crew facilitated the flow of the very long line, making sure it's moving along. The flight crew were helpful in finding a spot for your carry on and were always there when I needed assistance. Food was good but the Taipei-Manila flight, there was only one choice of meal."
Cons: "Overall excellent service"
Cons: "The crews were unorganized and rude. The food has no taste."
Pros: "After hearing horror stories of this particular airlines , it was quite the opposite . I had asked to get out in emergency seating for the extra leg room due to being a tall guy . The met my accommodations with no problem . I would def fly with them again"
Pros: "Great atmosphere on the plane and very clean."
Cons: "I would have liked to have more vegetarian and vegan food options on board the aircraft."
Pros: "comfortable seating and up to date entertainment."
Cons: "Food was not that good."
Pros: "The flight was short yet comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of off the top of my head. Everything was fine."
Pros: "The flight arrived early While the seats were too small, not overpacked on this leg"
Cons: "My bags didn't fit and the staff was blatantly rude. I have never been barked at that way before, especially to open a window shutter. No please or thank you, just barking it at you until it's complete. I thought I must have misunderstood until I said goodnight and thank you to the same woman and just literally just stared back at me looking annoyed and didnt say a word. Too many people on this flight. It felt like we were crammed in."
Pros: "Nothing about the flight I can recall was pleasant"
Cons: "From the time we board at Taipei, the gentleman checking our ticket was rude. The flight crew member was not straighten out the customer who are loud and causing trouble for other customer. Seat was uncomfortable and small. I've suffered back pain due to the cramped seating and also my seat reclining was broken, every time I've tried reclining it just snap back. The food was bad, the bun/biscuit was hard when given to us."
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "economy seating no leg room"
Pros: "Flight was late, service was poor and flight attendants were not friendly ( spoke to me in Chinese and not English), didn't receive any privileges as a Silver Medallion Skymilet on all flights and SkyMiles were not given."
Cons: "Worst Skymiler Partner . Poor customer service and inflight service."
Cons: "The meal I had requested for my family and I was not available. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Food was good."
Pros: "No complaints, Turkish airlines is simply one of the best company in Europe."
Pros: "Crew was professional, food was good."
Cons: "The screen to manage in-flight entertainment was not very responsive and live tv was cutting out constantly"
Cons: "Thank you"
Cons: "I bought Turkish because I want to take 3 piece checked luggage. They charge 300 for 3rd piece luggage."
Pros: "-Flight staff -Flight entertainment"
Cons: "-Last hour gate change -Parking lot instead of gate (both in Wien and Istanbul) -The answer of counter person about the crowdness"
Pros: "Boarding on time, service friendly, luggage up to 30 kg, good entertainment and comfortable seats, tasty sandwiches."
Cons: "Plane was hot on the flight going TK 6. Flight on the way back TK 5 was much better."
Pros: "Crew were so patient"
Cons: "During the delay we had to wait inside the cabin and it was too hot:( children got mad:/"
Pros: "Crew was very kind"
Cons: "Food was terrible. Far from what usually TK is expected to offer on an short international flight"
Pros: "Comfortable, on time and as always good service from Turkish Airlines"
Pros: "On time, courteous, professional. The seats in economy were comfortable and there was good amount of leg space."
Cons: "Unlike all other places we boarded from, this location did not allow families with infants to board sooner."
Pros: "Better of most European airlines.. nice enough lounge and inflight service pretty good with room to improve for sure."
Cons: "Boarding was simply chaotic where staff isn’t managing the queue well separating business and economy. At arrival baggage priority meant nothing. Half the non priority bags arrived way before a massive batch of priority bags arrived. Defeats the purpose of giving your guest fast track immigration !"
Pros: "Good movie selection and food, crew were very friendly."
Cons: "I felt very cramped in my seat and it was hard to not slide out or to the side."
Cons: "I missed my flight from ABV to Istanbul. The customer representatives at the airport office couldn’t help me find or place me on another flight. They wanted me to purchase a new ticket and pay full price instead of the difference. The flight ime on my itinerary was 12:15a on Sunday (instead of 00:15) which confused me. My flt coming to ABV, airline left my baggage in turkey too and had no representative at airport to inform us what happened. Seems airline treats flights to Nigeria this way"
Pros: "All the flight attendants were very nice and helpful. The food was pretty good. The movie selection helped the flight go by quickly."
Cons: "There was nothing I would need and did not get in this flight. I would definitely use the same airline and recommend to other people as well."
Pros: "The crew was really polite and the food was amazing, my favorite part was the dessert!"
Cons: "the bathrooms were cleaned. the service was not satisfying. the food was not edible. also, the plane was sticky!"
Cons: "Dealy my flight"
Pros: "The for was good. The crew was attentive and professional."
Cons: "The leg room in the Washington-Istanbul leg was very small for a long haul international flight."
Cons: "They refused to print my boarding pass when I made to the counter on time. Because I didn't have a boarding pass I could not make the flight and had to rebook for 3 days later"
Cons: "i am allergic to cheese and there is no other food selection. Hostess skipped serving my husband meal through out the flight unless asking the hostess. We had 1hr 30 minutes to walk to transfer flight and pass through customs and checking points . we did not have enough time .most of the time we ran to catch up the flight"
Pros: "Easy check in online, staff onboard very pleasant, good varied food onboard"
Cons: "Everything was smooth... what happened to the turkey delights at the beginning of each flight?"
Pros: "I am a business woman and my time is very valuable. I was supposed to fly on May 18,2017 with Turkish Airlines and my flight was rescheduled for May 19 without prior notice,call or a text message.I was driving to Miami on the 18 th just to find out my dilghtbwas cancelled.No one have me an option or asked me to reschedule.I had to fly on the 18 May and I picked this day for a reason.No one from Turkish airlines was present at the airport on the 18 May."
Cons: "My luggage just disappeared on a flight from VIE to Istanbul. Those lost baggage handlers are totally unmotivated also. No explanation at site, barely any email follow up. That's it????? Also on the way back they took away cameras. My professional camera and lens equipment was handled poorly, thrown around carelessly and the lens got damaged. I am quite unhappy with this airline"
Pros: "Boarding was timely. Would be helpful if you started lines by boarding group so there is some semblance of order."
Cons: "Overhead announcements were difficult to understand. Cabin Crew were inefficient in their service, going back and forth numerous times because they forgot this or that. There's no point requesting a special meal if you have dietary restrictions, because they don't seem to have a way of knowing you've made the request."
Pros: "Service and food - real silverware"
Pros: "Turkish Airlines I usually pretty good (I fly them a lot), the boarding was fine and the crew OK (as usual they are pretty short in English)"
Cons: "Food was really not very good. Pasta was undercooked and barely warm. Entertainment was pretty mediocre with old films, very limited selection and no control (just channels). Last but not least Turkish needs to update their policies on electronics, I was reading a kindle on Airplane mode, but was forced to turn it off. This is over the top and no longer required on many airlines. Time to modernize attitudes here."
Pros: "So quick boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment due to "technical issues" Also old fashioned entertainment system with different channels older plane"
Pros: "aircraft was clean and well maintained, generally good service on board"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather in Istanbul, information provided to passengers about delay and options was nonexistent"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the food was good. Being from the US I was not expecting food in a 2.5 hr flight!"
Cons: "The seats were not as comfortable as in the Airbus for the transatlantic flight."
Pros: "on time, pleasant flight"
Cons: "no issues"
Pros: "I don't understand, national flags so minimum information to passenger to found connection flight gate in Istanbul airport. No passports controller, no one person. Finally i found may gate..in have seated at boarding lounge, after that we must que again, they make passport control..wasting time."
Pros: "the entertainment, the food, the service"
Cons: "everything was perfect"
Pros: "On time and the crew very friendly"
Cons: "Boarding was not very well managed. They did not stick to the proper sequence."
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "There was no food for me and my wife. I don't eat Beaf or Fish and wife is a pure vegetarian. We placed our special order during booking but were told that we had to inform the airline 1 day before to make special order booking. Leg space is very less in flights."
Cons: "My luggage did not come with the flight. Too short a time between Ankara-Istanbul flight and Istanbul-Accra flight. I missed the flight because of delays at Passport Control and had to fly the next day."
Cons: "Crowded -/ entertainment equipment bad"
Pros: "Excellent service. Very good food. Amazing for a 2 hour flight. Full meal instead of brezels."
Pros: "Up to date movies!"
Cons: "Crew need to smile a bit."
Pros: "All very nice"
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized."
Pros: "The food was exceptional! The staff was always accommodating. Attention to the details was appreciated."
Cons: "No applicable"
Pros: "fOOD WAS GOOD"
Cons: "didn't LIKE THAT I DIDN'T GET AN AISLE SEAT AS I WAS ASSIGNED."
Pros: "The food with Turkisj airlines is always amazing. Service is great. Cleanliness always kept up through the flight"
Cons: "Connection was too long to Dubai"
Pros: "A real plug under each seat seat pitch better than most airlines No-fuss attitude makes things easier in general"
Cons: "cleanliness is a different standard from, say, Lufthansa but not botheringly so. Turkish telecom wastes your time in trying to get on the Istambul Airport wifi - impossible."
Pros: "excellent meal friendly crew"
Cons: "late departure no entertainment"
Pros: "There was nothing about this flight that was enjoyable."
Cons: "Jammed into a 737. The only saving grace was the short length of the flight."
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