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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The entertainment was nice. No need to download app."
Cons: "The complimentary snack was nice. We don’t have that in the mainland coast to coast flights. Keep serving it."
Cons: "Food was very poor. No snacks."
Pros: "flight was cancelled"
Cons: "almost missed my overseas connection"
Cons: "Boarding process was messy"
Cons: "As expected"
Pros: "I liked that lunch was provided."
Cons: "Although, the fact that lunch was free could've been made more clear. I ended up spending money on a snack box that I didn't need to spend."
Cons: "i liked everything about it"
Cons: "They lost one piece of luggage. Waiting to see if they find it and its returned"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "Every other flight I have been on does not make you pay for entertainment, headphones, or blankets. I will not fly Hawaiian again."
Pros: "We upgraded our seating for roomier and it was fabulous ..."
Cons: "The WiFi did not work and a snack instead of a meal and having a six hour flight with NO entertainment was not cool in my book"
Cons: "No vegetarian food and also the flight was late by almost 3 hrs so all our plans in honolulu on that was ruined."
Cons: "We ended up upgrading because kayak doesn’t let you assign a seat and we were the last to get a seat on a very full flight. I will never use Kayak again."
Pros: "Everything was fine in general."
Cons: "Turbulance but pilot did not addeess it by saying he would change altitude to avoid it."
Pros: "I had a great flight with Hawaiian. Food was great Movies were ok- I slept mostly Staff were friendly & polite I would always fly with them to Hawaii"
Cons: "I was annoyed with the fact that everything cost money. The women next to me asked for water and the flight attendant said that she could pay for it or wait for breakfast. I was thirsty on the plane but I was not about to pay $8 for a bottle of water. I was also not happy that almost all the movies (with the exception of three about the sea) had to be purchased. Most planes now have at least an app with movies on it for free, especially on 6 hour flights."
Cons: "They charge for movies"
Pros: "So so happy I got the upgrade to 1st class! The seats were comfy, the flight attendants were so kind and the food and beverages were delicious."
Cons: "Plane was old. Airplane was freezing, they only hade blankets for sale. My husband’s seat did not recline"
Pros: "THE FREE FOOD AND DRINKS. THE SERVICE OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS. THE CLEANLINESS OF THE AIRPLANE. THE BOARDING AND THE UNBOARDING PROCESS."
Pros: "Leg space was good.no inflight intertan"
Cons: "No onflight entertainment unless you fork over money for an IPad."
Pros: "Staff were amazingly friendly"
Cons: "Not much value for first class"
Pros: "Clean staff interior"
Cons: "Paying for entertainment"
Pros: "Wow talk about inflight service our flight home on American may now seem sub par"
Cons: "Not enough leg room though I’m 6 foot 5 most of the time there isnot"
Pros: "The food and hospitability"
Cons: "Entertainment options were few and outdated"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth."
Cons: "The give you a mandatory declamation form to fill out right at the end of the flight but they don't offer to loan you a pen to fill it out with - forcing you to ask other passengers if they can loan you one but they'e using theirs to fill out the same form.. In addition they require information I didn't have access to without getting on the Internet which of course I didn't have - very frustrating."
Cons: "It was way too hot. No airflow on the plane."
Cons: "Our flight did not leave til 8, boarding was from 7:15-7:40, we arrive a little late, 7:19, but still makable and they would not let us put our bags on the plane. Where is this policy made clear for people? As far as we knew we still had 20 minutes. Our options were we could pay 700+ dollars per person to reroute our plane, or we could go to Hawaii without our stuff, which was just not within reason obviously."
Cons: "When I asked for a blanket because the cabin was so cold they asked me for 10.- for each blanket!"
Cons: "I bought these tickets about two months ago. There was no option for seat selection. Despite the fact I bought two tickets when we finally got our boarding passes we were twelve rows apart. I tried to call Jet Blue (the actual airline) and they said they couldn't do anything over the phone. I went up to the gate and they said sorry, it was a full flight. When the cabin door closed, the seat next to me was empty, but we were taking off so I couldn't at that time move my wife. When they reached cruising altitude and they turned off the fasten seatbelts sign, I went back to where my was sitting but she was asleep."
Cons: "Pilot said it would be 15-20 minutes, it was over 2 hours. I paid for a movie on my flight From HNL to San Francisco but the entertainment system didn't work after I slid my card."
Pros: "Appreciate that Hawaiian serves meals. Always impressed with video productions and magazine quality. Safety video was new to me and well done."
Cons: "It was freezing, and while meals still are provided, there is a charge for blankets. Brrr."
Pros: "I really had a comfortable ride- thank you as always!"
Cons: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "The tickets I got thru kayak lost the seat reservation. My family sat away from me for both flights. The tickets I purchased directly worked out fine. Won't be using kayak anymore."
Cons: "That we were so late, missed connection flight."
Cons: "No entertainment on plane. In other words, did not like having to pay for the movies. We pay so much money and no wifi in economy class"
Cons: "Pay for entertainmen"
Pros: "Hawaiian granted me an isle seat hat I requested after purchasing the ticket. I also appreciated the meal that was provided at no cost."
Cons: "I would have liked an "oldies" channel on the music program. I'm 70. (:"
Pros: "Some staff were pretty rude and it was on both flights, which was surprising."
Pros: "One small meal in 11 hours and no snacks offered. No bread rolls with the meal Everyone was hungry"
Pros: "Our brakes were not up to par to land in Kauai. Detour to Honolulu. Sucked!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "All services are great!"
Cons: "Too cold."
Pros: "Blankets and pillows"
Cons: "Attendant was not polite"
Pros: "It's my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines. I must say that I wasn't impressed nor disappointed. However, the view when flying over the islands is amazing!"
Pros: "On time, nice crew, clean aircraft."
Cons: "Check-in agt at bag drop was a sour puss. She could've been a bit nicer."
Pros: "A plane I could sleep on...very comfortable!"
Pros: "The aircraft is very new and comfortable! The boarding is orderly and well managed"
Cons: "Free wifi onboard!"
Pros: "super friendly crew making sure u had snacks and drinks ,smiling the whole time. thank.you!"
Cons: "maybe if i could hve plugged inmy own headphines but no big deal. thank you!"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "LAX has to get its remodeling completed. Getting to Tom Bradley International terminal and taking the bus to our plane was not impressive. The food on Fiji Air is not good."
Pros: "Very nice and polite"
Cons: "Food was not good Movie selection was poor"
Cons: "Worst service. Very bad boarding. Yucky food."
Pros: "Seat comfortable, we paid extra for emergency exit"
Cons: "The entertainment system for a 5 hour flight was poor quality and for limited time only. Also the quality of the vegetarian meal was average"
Pros: "Crew and comfort"
Cons: "Entertainment & Meal"
Cons: "Food and onboard entertainment system."
Pros: "Nothing was real impressive but nothing really bad for a budget airline."
Cons: "the food, entertainment options (movies) the service including drinks, the plane itself and the overall airline could all be much better."
Pros: "I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets."
Cons: "The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old."
Pros: "A and A"
Pros: "My flight to Los Angeles was great comfortable seats and the food was very good"
Cons: "Unfortunately my flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was cancelled the plane had a mishap on the runway colliding with another plain so was booked on an Air New Zealand flight back to Auckland the following night it was good of Fiji air to put me up in the Crowne Plaza near airport lovely hotel"
Pros: "Great hospitality"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Had an extra seat to strech out."
Pros: "I love the workers, I love the entertainment. The pilot did a great job."
Pros: "Service was so perfect especially on board,staff are friendly and very helpful"
Cons: "When we get to Fiji entrance was so hot ,no air conditioner staff are so slow and only one staff serve ,people has to wait for long time ,don’t mind waiting but was so hot to wait for long especially with kids"
Pros: "They had vegetarian options at every in-flight meal. Heaven! Flight staff were all extremely attentive and polite."
Cons: "Seats are cramped (as with most budget travel) and entertainment options were not very good. Movies were mainly very old and games not very interesting."
Pros: "Boarded on time. Good flight. The curry chicken was spicy, but good. Concerns on weight totals for luggage for checked (50 lbs) and carry-on bag (15 lbs). Never weighed either bag. Was prepared though just in case they did weigh, as we’d read about $150 overweight surcharge."
Cons: "Too cold- The air con was pumping too high everyone was freezing"
Pros: "The cabin crew was very nice and liguids were given frequently."
Cons: "The seating needs more room for legs"
Pros: "The movie choices"
Cons: "It was freezing on the plane... Even with jackets and blankets on!"
Pros: "Good selection of entertainment."
Cons: "After many hours the seats were not too uncomfortable. But that's after 10 hours flying. It was nice that they reclined like they did. But the padding could have been better."
Pros: "the service. coffee and teas was very good. probably because of the Fiji kind attendants and water."
Pros: "Great choices for entertainment; food was hot; crew was excellent to the point of bringing a hot moist towel to wash face/hands with in the morning before serving breakfast; boarding went quickly with having 2 rows to fill in, not just one; the best, however, was the cabin crew bringing water consistently through the night to those that were awake. My husband even took a glass and held it for me while I was snuggled under the blanket. Kudos, crew!!"
Cons: "HA! For me to find something 'wrong' would be hard! Maybe the headphones didn't fit the head just right and couldn't hear equally well out of the speakers? Maybe a bit more leg room for my extra-tall husband?"
Pros: "Perfect trip. Accommodated my low sodium diet. Professional, efficient and friendly."
Pros: "Fiji Airways is among the top airlines for the long haul routes. New aircraft, clean cabins, fine entertainment and the friendliest crew you can find. They are consistently great."
Cons: "There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight."
Pros: "Getting seats as a stand by passenger."
Cons: "Connecting in LAX with waiting 20 minutes at the remote gate for the bus, the bus ride and waiting for luggage to clear customs is virtually impossible to go though and make the connection. Having literary run out of customs and being told you missed your boarding time and now you are on stand by is not happy making. American points to a Fiji airlines, Fiji airlines at American as the carrier."
Pros: "Was fine could have served more water/juice/soft drinks but overall was good"
Pros: "On time. Good people."
Cons: "Business class seat could be better"
Cons: "lumbar support of seats and headroom"
Cons: "No Tv screens in seat"
Pros: "Happy crew with genuine Fiji Hospitality"
Cons: "Food was basic Limited choices on IFE"
Pros: "Smoorth landing, great staff, meals, checked bag"
Cons: "Crowded by fellow psger who left tv on all night and tapped feet for the full flight"
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised plenty of legroom and the service was great. Good value and would definitely fly with them again"
Pros: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."
Cons: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."
Cons: "I was not given a meal for dinner. When I asked they sheepishly looked away from me and told me that there would be a voucher when we landed. We did not get any voucher,nor did they make an announcement that they ran out of food and would not be able to feed half of the plane. I am extremely disappointed in how this was handled, as people next to me were given first class meals and I was given one piece of cheese and one cracker. In the morning for breakfast my meal almost didn't come, I had to ask for it. And when it was given to me it was already opened and messed with."
Pros: "very good service, no delays"
Cons: "would be nice to have more leg room"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Not enough legroom"
Pros: "I'd seen some poor reviews but found the flight to be just fine. Decent economy seats for such a long flight, good service, food, and entertainment options."
Pros: "It was okay the plan was a bit small and uncomfortable for an international flight.."
Cons: "My luggge didn't make the flight...I had to wait almost two days. And the airport is not close to where I was staying. No one offer to compensate for the inconvenience. We had to leave to another island so we was in a rush for our luggage."
Pros: "I liked that there was breakfast on the plane"
Cons: "The seats weren't very adjustable or comfortable and there could have been more movie and tv selection for such a long flight"
Cons: "We get to LA for our connection and security says we need to check in again, and no one is at the fiji airways desk to check us in! The security guard sees this, lets us through to check in at the gate so we sprint there and 4 agents are standing around saying they are surprised we made it."
Cons: "my seat, i am to big"
Pros: "Customer service was nice, the food was ehh."
Cons: "For an international flight, the seats were extremely tight. There could've been a few more movies to choose from."
Pros: "the lady who checked us in wasnt all that helpful. There was a dude at the gate however who was very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything else was average. not bad though"
Cons: "Traffic on the take off strip made us sit in our seats for a long time, about an hour and I had my infant on my lap who had peed through his pants but I wasn’t allowed to go to the lavatory and change his diaper or clothes! Not just this but I also had a very important meeting to attend in Seoul for business and the flight delay made me late! Unacceptable"
Cons: "WiFi and entertainment"
Pros: "Aircraft is new"
Cons: "Transfer was very bad , have to walk half hour in Chengdu airport to transfer the flight to Sydney"
Cons: "Without any explanation, Air China delayed my flight from Beijing to Hong Kong for 3 hours and ground staff still had an bad attitude toward hundreds of passengers asking questions."
Pros: "seat so so"
Cons: "package service. lost my package twice."
Pros: "crews are kind and help."
Cons: "entertainment system sucks, no internet"
Pros: "The crew was “matter of fact”."
Pros: "The food was surprisingly good. Also staff were accommodating and patient with all the passengers."
Cons: "Make the flights on time!!! Cancelles my flight and totally ruined my vacation!!"
Cons: "For this plane, the seat is very cramp - leg room has shrunk. Entertainment selection is poor, no new movies at all - like watching reruns."
Pros: "I booked thru a search engine more than 3 months before the flight but was not allowed to select my seat. I was seated at the last seat in the middle. The trip was long, more than 12.hrs and being in the aisle would have been comfortable. It is not my 1st time to ride the airline . ."
Cons: "Not being able to select a.seat prior to the trip."
Pros: "Everything for me to reach my destination was simple easy and accessible."
Cons: "Planes are not ment for 6'0 people, its very uncomfortable for sitt8ng down even when reclined to a certain degree. Its difficult"
Pros: "I have requested refund my money but still pending"
Cons: "I had a special meal preference as a vegetarian dish. First meal I got was, rice and steamed Napa cabbages without sauce ( little disappointed); second time, they forgot to serve me the vegetarian meal all together. I got chicken dish which I could not consume... I wish I had a crew who could speak English so that I could communicate about the situation, but I just let go of the issue. I am planning to go fasting on my returned ride."
Cons: "No WiFi, no charging. Food was inedible."
Pros: "At the moment I'm here at Beijing Airport because of their 22hr delay. They promised a hotel, but there was nobody to ask where to go too. People speak poor English. So I just decided to stay and check at the airport hourly hotel just so I could take a shower and sleep.. But it was full and waiting. So I'm here 2am waiting for my 6pm to Manila. This will be my and my last with Air China!! They are not customer and client friendly. This the mosr terrible flight I've been. Never again!"
Pros: "It was my 1st family trip to Korea from LA, USA. I was worried before trip because I have just turned 1 year baby. But the crew were so nice to us especially my baby they give us the best service to us ever. Food was great and they fed baby food too! even I didn't ordered(I didn't know that i had to pre-order.). Our seats were comfy and there was some space for my husband's legs; he is pretty tall. anyways so thankful trip for our family!"
Pros: "The lovely crew."
Cons: "Transferring at Chengdu airport is not a good experience."
Pros: "Very clean and staffs was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "Need more movies option."
Pros: "On time low budget very good for The price"
Pros: "Everything fine"
Cons: "When we landed in Beijing, no one mentioned about filling out entry forms. Very frustrating when the line to clear customs was over 1.5 hours long."
Cons: "Jain vegetarian food"
Pros: "Kayak website is not liable towards its customers. Due negligence."
Cons: "The BYOjet agent that is the partner of KAYAK is irresponsible and careless and got lack of customer support."
Pros: "Good for the price i payed!"
Pros: "Good amount of movies to choose from. Food was decent."
Cons: "The flight was uncomfortably warm. They give you blankets but they weren’t needed. Our luggage was never put on our 2nd flight."
Pros: "No hassle check in and boarding."
Cons: "Meals were average. Rice meals are better than the noodles. IFE selection for US passengers could be better. No cell allowed after take off."
Cons: "Wverything else"
Cons: "Held my bag for two days, No explanation, apparently just wanted to rummage through it. Stranded in Mongolia with no clean clothes or medication."
Pros: "more legroom than usual, and seats reclined more than average, making for a fairly comfortable flight. Entertainment options in English are somewhat limited."
Cons: "i ordered the special vegetarian meal, while my son had the standard meals. The special meal was plain rice with a bit of steamed greens, my son's meal was the same plus a bit of chicken. Not much food for such a long flight, and no snacks are offered, so we were both hungry. (and we are not big eaters) We had planned to purchase food in the airport (LAX) but all the lines were quite long and we ended up not having enough time. Will definitely plan on bringing food and snacks with us on the return flight."
Cons: "Cabin was really dirty, carpet coming apart and stain on the seats"
Cons: "My fly was delayed 2 times. First, i flu from lax to beijing, my fly was changed at last minutes so they changed our to another fly to have enough time to transfer in beijing . However, i had to pay 150$ more for the seat because this fly was full. Second, my fly in Beijing was delayed again. this time I waited 6 hours. When i asked them how long this fly delayed? They did not give me any answer, so my family in vietnam was waiting for me 6 hours in the airport. I will never back with air china. I think they delayed the fly on their purpose. They have many choice for time when you book ticket . Bur later they will delay to have full customer from many different fly make all customers in only one fly to save their cost"
Pros: "Overall airline experience was nice. Good food, comfortable seating."
Cons: "At the airport, clerks insisted we check our baggage, and upon collection in Bangkok, there was a note inside informing me that customs had removed 3 valuable batteries from my bag."
Cons: "Almost four hour delay to destination"
Cons: "The video selections had limited appeal to westerners."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Had good seats"
Cons: "T.v. didn't work."
Cons: "Beijing airport was under construction. There was long delay."
Pros: "Serving two meals"
Cons: "Coffee was bad"
Cons: "I got my baggage after 4 days from landing."
Pros: "Only boarding"
Cons: "No drunks like other flights"
Pros: "Short ride over to Phoenix, very nice trip"
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Social distancing seating
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