Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Greece to Melbourne
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Good meals, comfortable seat with fantastic entertainment options."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Flight attendants could have been nicer. Seats were not that comfortable."
Cons: "Service, seats in bad shape, screen not working, ......"
Pros: "Crew was attentive Pilot steered a smooth flight"
Cons: "Seats were a little cramped"
Pros: "We went almost 4hours without water served"
Cons: "Baggage claim in Newark horrible and slow. Not the brightest people here."
Pros: "I like the professionalism of the crew. Lots of shops to visit in Athens Airport."
Pros: "Plane was clean, on time and pleasant seats. Staff was attentive but not exceptional. We landed early! WiFi was free for a bit but very slow. Variety of entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "Entertainment system was excessively complex for no good reason. Seats were about average for business class. Screens were older and too far. Sound system was subpar."
Pros: "The crew was up during the whole trip, offering refreshments and taking a really good care of all passengers"
Pros: "Emirates deserves its reputation for providing an overall enjoyable experience"
Cons: "New Jersey airport is seriously lacking in functioning systems"
Pros: "Flying on economy Emirates was a fantastic experience. It should be the industry standard."
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "The cabin crew was attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The flight seemed crowded and did not have enough room for carry on baggage."
Pros: "Emirates is a true Customer Service oriented airline. It is a relief to know that in this age of carriers that charge you a lot and treat you like you are paying a bus ticket there are airlines that still know the key to success. Boarding was fine and not dependent on local personalities. You can tell the company cares about training. The food and entertainment is excellent. Seats are still a little smaller but they try and make up with it with other perks. Flight crew was polite, smiling, and accommodating no matter the time. Pillows, blankets, snacks, etc. all given without having to ask or be charged. We were also given these little self care packs with toothbrush & paste, eye pillow, socks, and earplugs! Overall it made a long flight over night very comfortable."
Pros: "Great service! While first time, I had a great experience."
Pros: "Everything was amazing, from check in to deplaning. I’m going to sign up on their frequent flyer program."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "Flying with Emirates is always great."
Pros: "quality and friendship"
Cons: "Electronic Entert can be more accessible More access to news"
Pros: "I loved the crew. Very helpful. Katarina was very helpfull"
Cons: "I sat next to the bathrooms"
Pros: "Tons of movies!"
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Good service and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "No seating accommodations for disable passengers. I am hemiplegic and had a middle seat that made it impossible to get out of the seat for bathroom break."
Pros: "I loved all the free services. Wifi, 2 large and tasty meals with free drinks (wine, beer) free exit row seating, seats reclined more than other airlines and free baggage. The staff was awesome and very helpful."
Pros: "I never felt like my trip dragged on. I was dreading the flight and found it to be comfortable and easy."
Cons: "It was a full flight and didn't feel crammed!"
Pros: "Love it. Classy flight attendants, great service."
Cons: "Crying baby"
Cons: "Same movies"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth enough, take-off was roughly on time, and the flight as a whole was a bit faster than predicted. Friendly flight attendants. Plenty of entertainment options (movies, TV, music). AC outlet on seatback made it possible to charge devices in-flight."
Cons: "Food was so-so, and not particularly healthy and loaded with carbs (e.g. potatoes plus crackers plus pasta salad plus very sweet desserts), but overall somewhat typical for air flights in my experience. Seat pitch (aka leg room) was basically adequate for me (6' 4"), but not great. Touch screens on entertainment system on both outbound and return flights were a little wonky -- needed re-calibration, so it was impossible to activate virtual buttons near the edges of the screen."
Pros: "everything was very nice!"
Pros: "Typical Emirates excellence"
Cons: "Space very cramped."
Cons: "The ac wasn't working properly just hot air being blown"
Pros: "everything about emirates is what i loved"
Cons: "the airplane was an older model, seats were not very comfortable"
Pros: "Everything very, very good!!!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very professional, friendly and attentive. We were also impressed with the amenities -- every passenger received free headphones, drinks, pillow and blanket."
Cons: "The overhead lights did not seem to align with the correct seats."
Pros: "The staff & the service"
Cons: "The entertainment set up was dated and malfunctioning"
Pros: "More legroom in economy class for the 10 hour flight between Newark and Athens."
Pros: "5000 channels. Entire Alien movie series :) Also food was excellent."
Pros: "The crew was fabulous. Beautifully dressed; impeccable makeup; very professional. Very friendly, helpful. PILOTS were amazing!!! GREAT FLIGHT, LITTLE TURBULENCE. LOVE the stickers found in the bag with the earphones, ("WAKE FOR FOOD", "DO NOT WAKE FOR FOOD", etc) but they were never mentioned by the crew. Found them by myself. I think more people would use if they knew about them. LOVE the gift bag with eye mask, etc. Very welcome gift."
Cons: "Seats are too small. Very difficult to stand up and get out of your seat. Even young people have trouble getting up and out into the aisle. The aisle is TOO NARROW! At least one seat on each row should be eliminated, as well as one row to give economy class room. I was on the aisle (seat D), and was unlucky to have a woman and her husband (seats E & F) ask me to get up several times (because passenger in seat G was asleep). I was not at all happy with the movie choices; they were mostly modern and violent. Food selection was unavailable. Menu choices were chicken & fish. Chicken was NOT AVAILABLE."
Pros: "The fligh went smooth"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "I love the value for the money and the friendliness of the staff--will definitely fly this airline again!"
Cons: "They ran out of a meal option, which meant that 1/4 of the plan didn't eat because they didn't like or couldn't have the other option."
Pros: "Lots of movies to watch -- when the system was actually working."
Cons: "The food was THE worst I've ever had on any flight ever. And they served the same food for both meals... chicken, fish, or pasta for dinner AND breakfast... the latter which was at 3am of the time zone I was coming from. Both my kids (5 and 7) REFUSED to eat any of the food except the brew& butter, despite starving. My row and row behind me lost power during the flight so we had NO entertainment, and could no longer charge our devices for the rest of the 11-hour flight. They offered us magazines, but we had no overhead lights to be able to see. The crew managed to reboot the system about 2 hours after the first meal, so we enjoyed some entertainment, but after a little while, the movie and sound stopped working. After about an hour an announcement was made that the entire entertainment system would be rebooted. It started working around the last hour of the flight. Not relaxing at all."
Pros: "the attention, the comfort, the large amount and options of movies, shows, entertainment channels; the food was good. and most of all the smooth flight and experienced pilots"
Pros: "Lots of movie options"
Cons: "Fantastic customer service and attentive staff"
Pros: "Finally, a great airline with a direct flight from New York to Athens and very reasonable fares. I hope they keep it that way. Also, Newark is a much better airport to fly to and from than JFK."
Cons: "Crew was ok but could have been a little better, and the drinks selection could be improved."
Pros: "Highly recommend Emirates"
Cons: "Food baf"
Pros: "The food was good, the entertainment was good"
Cons: "There needed to be more snack options.. a mid-flight sandwich or cheese and crackers. There were only two drink carts that went by on a an 11 hour flight and these were with the 2 meals that were served. Alcoholic drinks were difficult to order except with dinner. Overall, there are more amneties, foods and drink on Delta airlines."
Pros: "Compared to the cattle car feeling of many airlines today, Emirates feels like gracious luxury and hospitality, and that's for economy class. I will try to fly with them as much as I can. First rate experience. Very good ticket price and a convenient non-stop route- unlike some low fares that want to add hours and hours to your travel by routing you through the home country of the airline. Great entertainment choices. Some TV functionality issues for a seatmate, but he was able to change seats. cabin crew was multinational, multilingual, and warm and professional. It reminded me of the way air travel used to be."
Pros: "The food was great"
Cons: "The fleight was great too"
Cons: "This flight was purchased as business/first class and upon checking economy seat tickets were printed. We are NOT happy with the downgrade after American Airlines was more than happy to take our money for the higher class ticket. We would not have booked this flight as a red eye had we known we would have had economy seating. On top of which, the unseat entertainment for the row we were seated in was not working. I am usually quite happy with the American Airlines flights between Boston and LA, however this unexpected downgrade was not only surprising but extremely disappointing."
Pros: "Everything was marvelous. The staff, food, and entertainment were excellent just like on our flight with Qantas from Vancouver to Sydney."
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Cons: "Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......"
Pros: "New screens new seats and very modern"
Cons: "Flight delay could’ve been shorter."
Pros: "Great seats on the 787 dreamliner"
Pros: "the flight left and arrived on time"
Cons: "The crew were lazy & rude"
Pros: "The legroom my seat had - It was near the exit and didn't have a seat in front of it. The flight was only half full which meant room for everyone to spread out."
Cons: "There was hardly any service. The flight left at 9:30pm. We were served dinner an hour later and given a bottled water. Then we never saw any of the attendants until 10 hours later. I had to hunt someone down in order to get some more water."
Cons: "Couldn't check in on mobile"
Pros: "Consistently good"
Cons: "2,hr delay - weather"
Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"
Pros: "FLIGHT TIME"
Cons: "UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS , NO SEATS FOR FAMILIES TO SIT TOGETHER"
Pros: "Nothing, I pay for premium economy and can’t use the partnerships lounge—what’s the point!"
Cons: "Nothing, I pay for premium economy and can’t use the partnerships lounge—what’s the point!"
Pros: "canin pressure and comfort level was excellent"
Cons: "screens from other seats are bright"
Pros: "Direct flight from Sydney to San Francisco. Good price, on sale."
Cons: "Leg room okay unless person in front puts there seat back and then it is almost impossible to be comfortable, even if you put your seat back. Food distribution is done in mysterious ways. Movies were the same coming and going even though it was more than a month between flights."
Pros: "Seat space and leg room Food and service"
Pros: "Lunch served was good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed a bit."
Pros: "It was my first A380 flight, 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. The staff was pleasant, but could have been more attentive. It felt like some cared and others did not."
Cons: "I have flown millions of miles with Qantas, but it's been more than 10 years since my last flights. My expectations were high and i the end I only felt "OK" about the experience. The seats are not competitive with other business classes in the sky. I realize that is about to change. I flew Air Canada into Australia, and while my seat was unfortunately broken, the capabilities and overall comfort of their seats is far superior to Qantas. The business class lounge in Sydney had very poor food options in my opinion, and I was quite peckish after having skipped lunch to travel to the airport for a 4pm flight. The food options on the flight were much better, though overall options / taste were just OK."
Pros: "Everything! As a first timer in Australia the flight experience was great."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Entertainment Options"
Cons: "Confusion in boarding"
Cons: "Delayed sat kn tarmac coming and going. Paid for window seat and did not get it."
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: "Singapore airline best for Australia"
Pros: "Overall good flight and staff nice and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing comes,to mind"
Pros: "This flight was delayed and caused significant disruption to the remainder of our travel plans. We missed our next two flights and had to forfreit the cost of a hotel."
Pros: "Actually had wonderful vegan food for us. Express lane through customs/security. Separate biz check-in that actually worked. Good entertainment. Qantas Biz Lounge about the best lounge I've been in - just wonderful."
Cons: "Cant think of a thing."
Pros: "Great crew, meals were good."
Cons: "Flight delayed three hours."
Pros: "Jean and Dave were excellent stewards"
Cons: "Flight from LAX was delayed 2 hours so I've missed my flight to Auckland. I'm still in Sydney.....a debacle!"
Cons: "Delayed departure as usual unsuitable aircraft (737) for 5 hour flight. It's time Qantas steps up and puts a proper aircraft on the Singapore Perth flight. Even the budgets are more comfortable that this."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Complimentary wine is always a plus for Qantas"
Cons: "Evening flight snacks may be hip - but they're hardly edible!"
Pros: "Quick boarding, punctual flight, nice snack for a short flight."
Cons: "Dash 8 is a bit cramped when it is full."
Pros: "Attentive staff with great food. Only issue is seats in economy are a bit cramped."
Cons: "Seats a bit cramped in economy."
Pros: "The 787 Premium economy"
Pros: "Entertainment system had a good selection of tv. Pity the sound was affected by poor maintenance."
Cons: "Jack port for sound system damaged again. Horrible pullled pork sandwich. B737 is horribly uncomfortable to fly as it is too narrow especially where the seat is level with a fuselage rib. A330 is much better."
Pros: "Overall experience was good.Food quality and snack was good."
Cons: "Would like to have more choice in Bollywood movies., and food."
Pros: "Liked service and entertainment"
Cons: "Lack of legroom"
Pros: "I don't injure about anyone else but when I fly such long distances you get anxious over being cared for. Stewards were great, food was great and plenty of it. Anything you needed just let them online and they will accommodate"
Cons: "We were delayed due to wheel problems which ultimately affected my connecting flight. Missed the flight"
Pros: "Service and food was pretty good."
Cons: "Didn't care for the movie selection. Not much of a variety."
Pros: "Staff. Entertainment was okay . Flight arrived in less than 13 hours rather than posted 13hr 40min"
Cons: "Leg room for such a long flight is unacceptable. Connecting west jet flight was twice as much from lax to vancouver. Food was very poor."
Pros: "I was accommodated excellently as I required wheelchair access and ease and comfort as I was recovering from major surgery. The return seating in upper level was most appreciated . A big thanks to the cabin crew especially Oscar."
Cons: "When I originally had to call to organise seating requirements and wheelchair access, I was in hold for 1.5 hours before I spoke to someone ."
Cons: "9 hour delay and zero assistance rearranging car rentals, hotels, EXPENSIVE transfer between airport terminals"
Cons: "Toll staff during boarding rude"
Pros: "Staff were wonderful"
Cons: "The only thing I found was the seat where I sat was a bit noisy. I had to have the sound on my movie turnd up loud to drown out emgine noise."
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was not only friendly but interactive which was appreciated on such a long flight. They have a decent movie/TV selection."
Cons: "The headphones were poor quality so I would consider bringing your own to hook up to the port they provide. The food was mediocre but I don't expect a 5-star meal. The seats were not comfortable for 15 hours but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable in any seat for 15 hours."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and then didn't board on time"
Cons: "The flight attendant was cranky and refused to give me another bottle of water although this was a 15 hr flight. She should really retire. The flight was delayed, which extended the whole trip by several hours. The food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "The service on flight was excellent. Attendants were very helpful and professional. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, especially for an international flight. They were also very helpful with seating when it came to putting me and my partner next to each other and in seats with extra legroom (we did pay for it so I guess it was expected)"
Cons: "Customer service over the phone was HORRIBLE! I waited almost 2 hours on the phone and got NOTHING accomplished! Purchased my seats online, then got a notification saying it didn't go through. Called to fix the issue, but the man on the phone put me on hold for almost an hour! Only to accidentally put my partner and I in different rows. When I complained at the lack of professionalism from him over the phone, he offered some sort of compensation. When I agreed, he transferred me to his supervisor who said they do not compensate in any form! So why offer it then?! I then called the reservation department like I was told to, and they said they would look into the issue and call me back. This was about a month or two before my flight, and even though it's been a week after my flight, I have yet to get that call I was promised (nor the compensation). WORST PHONE CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER RECEIVED! As for the flight, my only complaints are the messy boarding process and the uncomfortable seats in economy. Although you can't really expect more from old planes such as these."
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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Greece to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Greece to Melbourne
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