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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,497 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Typical flight and all went well."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Connection time at Narita is too long"

Pros: "Nothing to complaint. Excellent airline nowadays"

Pros: "It wasn't JAL it was American."

Cons: "Seat cushion could use more cushioning. Larger portions of drinks served"

Pros: "Crews were amazing."

Pros: "Everything. I always enjoy my flights with JAL."

Pros: "was not able to board and was checked in 4 hours in advance"

Pros: "The food the service and the staff"

Pros: "The food the service and flight was great"

Pros: "Excellent Service, food and beverage. Comfortable aircraft cabin atmosphere."
Cons: "in-flight Wifi is not working"

Pros: "It was very good no prO lens at all:)"

Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice. Food was okay, while the legroom was good too."
Cons: "Delayed flight, but the email notification from JL was lacking the most important detail... The new take off time! It was 70 minutes later than advertised, but then delayed by another five minutes on top after a late take off."

Pros: "Premium economy is more worth that the price"

Cons: "No space for cabin bags. Late by 2 hours. Super rude and passive aggressive staff. Kept in bus at Frankfurt for 10 mins. Won’t fly BA again if i can help it."

Pros: "none"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Compensated with lounge pass"
Cons: "Very poor check in around Visa situation"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful"

Cons: "Meal was served frozen."

Pros: "All their employees were very polite and it definitely stood out."
Cons: "Coffee just didn’t taste good to me. But they had wine, so not a big deal!"

Cons: "I wasn't able to pre-select my seat."

Cons: "turbuance"

Cons: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "Plane was very hot"

Pros: "Great meal compared to other local airlines. Comfortable."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Simply excellent !!!"

Cons: "Seat was too hard"

Pros: "Cabin staff. Special meal. Cleanliness."

Cons: "服务态度非常好"

Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"

Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "everything was perfect!!"

Pros: "Glad to make it to Japan safely and back in one piece"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Everything about the Japan air portion of our trip was excellent."
Cons: "No problems whatsoever."

Pros: "Staff was great and plane was clean"

Pros: "I was early to check in . But the check in was slow and I. Had to run to my plane ride .. and had no time to shop"
Cons: "The service was so so and food was lousy"

Cons: "None"

Cons: "Same thing as above"

Pros: "Great vacation"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "My seat was not comfortable and it was uncomfortably warm."

Pros: "The food was good, which I didn't expect. The crew was kind."

Cons: "Same"

Cons: "Could not enjoy the music and NHK news on the plane."

Pros: "Comfortable plane, good service"

Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "Good"

Pros: "An airline that thinks about consumers and then delivers a premier experience. Fly no one else to or from Japan."

Pros: "staff was pleasant, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "turbulence was awful."

Pros: "Crew service is good!"
Cons: "The seat is really cramp and tight!!"

Pros: "Space and courteousness"

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Mid night snack can be improved, it’s too small a portion."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "ANA flights are always well run and good enough."
Cons: "Their iphone applications could be smoother and more functional."

Pros: "Comfort as usual"
Cons: "No idea"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "Cleanliness, spacious legroom"
Cons: "Serve coffee more"

Cons: "Cabin to hot"

Pros: "Excellent crew!"

Pros: "Great customer experience is what look for in any service, ANA delivers this in abundance."

Pros: "More leg room than most flights."
Cons: "Baggage drop after on-line check-in very slow. Otherwise everything went very smoothly."

Pros: "Their friendliness And care for the passengers"
Cons: "i can not think of anything."

Pros: "everything."
Cons: "can not think of anything. Everything was more than i expected.Thank you for my experiance"

Pros: "Crews were great. They worked fast and helpful."

Cons: "The main issue was getting off the plane in Sydney - we had to wait for a bus to offload us as the plane was sitting a long distance from the terminal. The bus eventually came, offloaded half the passengers and then returned 20 minutes later to start to offload the rest. It's the longest time I've ever spend disembarking from a plane and clearing an airport - very poor whoever was responsible (I'm assuming Sydney airport was at fault)."

Cons: "It was a short hopper so didn't mind much. I actually slept on this plane."

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: "Everything on time"
Cons: "no outlet to charge phone"

Pros: "Nice 777 plane, good snack"

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: "Staff is awesome"

Pros: "Been flying with ANA ever since I started living in Japan, and it has always been a pleasure. No complaints whatsoever."
Cons: "No problems."

Pros: "ANA use the Boeing 787 for this leg of the journey. This is the best plane flying in the air right now."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Pros: "easy check in."
Cons: "can't choose my own seats."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "It was short."
Cons: "Two key issues: 1. Split up seating 2. Required to pick up and check baggage with limited time due to customs check. 1. They split up all four of our seats (despite booking more than 30 days in advance). Our seven (7) year old daughter was by her self. So was our fifteen (15) year old son. When we addressed it to baggage check (part of major issue number 2), they put two seats together, across an aisle, with both children in them. We obviously just sat one of the adults with the seven year old. This was not just us. SEVERAL families had children seated alone and spread all over the plane. ANA needs to require grouped seating for children under thirteen (13) years old with an adult. 2. Tokyo Haneda is the only airport I can think of where I have to pick up and check baggage again just to clear customs. The flights were 1 hour and 45 minutes apart. With nearly an hour dedicated to getting baggage claimed and getting through customs, we barely had time to fix two of our split seats (see issue 1) and rush via a free bus route that took 6 minutes (luckily we were first stop) to get us to domestic terminal 2. We were then lucky again because we made it through security quickly and our gate happened to be right next to the security check we chose. Another side piece: Haneda Domestic Terminal 2 has four security check areas (A-D). We saw no identifying marks indicating which were closest to which gate. Our bags have already been through a bag check process. Feel free to run them through security scans. Don’t make us wait to collect them just to walk them through the customs desk and check them again."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The fact I had to come back to Canada from Japan. Canada is ghetto."

Pros: "Staff are super kind."
Cons: "---"

Cons: "The fact that my feet got very swollen (twice their normal size) due to the small space - that had the passenger to my right sleeping on top of my right side."

Cons: "seat labeling not clear"

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: "Free alcohol on international flights is always a plus."
Cons: "The movie selection was not as expansive as I've seen previously."

Pros: "They had a lot of Great Movies! I was able to catch up with Kong, James Bond, The Great Wall and much, much more!"

Pros: "Drink"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Efficent, courteous and reliable."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Pros: "Love the plane itself. It felt like it was new and it was very comfortable."
Cons: "Sometimes I am unable to understand what the announcements are saying. Probably due to the accent and volume of voice."

Pros: "Efficient and uneventful"

Pros: "High quality fit out, amazing flight crew, great food."
Cons: "Movie selection could be greater."

Pros: "Meal from KUL to HAN was tasty. The separation of the gravy based dish from the rice was a great idea to prevent the soak up. Personal touch screen responsive and quality definition."

Cons: "Very hard landing."

Pros: "leg room; extra seat between us"

Pros: "I slept most of the way home so didn`t use the entertainment."

Pros: "crew was very polite and everything was smooth."

Cons: "Hdhdhd"

Pros: "Clean cabin. Courteous and friendly attendants. Inflight amenities were excellent. Meals were perfectly portioned and delicious!!!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Modern planes Clean planes Great flight attendants Comfortable seats in economy"

Pros: "Japanese quality is good quality"

Pros: "As expected from the Japanese, super polite snd patient."
Cons: "If I was going to pick on something, it would be the English announcements which were somewhat difficult to understand."

Pros: "One of several preferred airlines when flying to Asia. Really enjoy their service, and it's wonderful to wake up to many beauties in view!"

Cons: "In flight food service by cabin crew was spotty, sometimes they gave you coffee with dinner , sometime not, they are very forgetful. Please improve on this issue."

Pros: "Crew were helpful and attended to any needs that we requested. As I am a big person the seat is never that comfortable but Singapore Airlines seating is more spacious than other companies I have flown with."
Cons: "The food was not too attractive, better variety of main meals"

Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Seats on this aircraft have very upright seats. Not very comfy"

Cons: "No complain . It’s singapore airlines"

Pros: "Staff was great as usual"
Cons: "Many entertainment monitors including my row of seats were stuck for a while. The “please fasten your seatbelt” was on the screen and made the monitor unusable for the first 1hr of the flight"

Pros: "Yes and yes"
Cons: "Not sure because I have never had a better experience."

Cons: "Entertainment including games such as backgammon, black Jack, and poker are not available although they are on every other airline I used with high quality game programs that are clos to live games"

Pros: "Service was excellent!"

Pros: "Great seats and efficient service all round."

Pros: "Friendly crew and spacious."
Cons: "Food could be better"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Five Star Singapore Service on board the aircraft."

Cons: "Ran out of options for dinner and could not eat the macaroni cheese they had on offer, so got 2 small packets of nuts instead...international flight running out of food options? Pretty slack. A part of the interior wall fell off onto my foot upon take off and I had to hold it in place for a while until a hostess came....doesn’t give you the best feeling when the plane starts breaking on take off. One of the male stewards was appalling towards a young mum I sat next too...too the extent of giving her dirty looks because she spilled a bit of water on the seat and then told her she had to pack everything away she was using, including the baby wipes! I stepped in and told him how this was not ok and all other staff members were helpful and he was making this Mum upset. He should not be working for such a people friendly reputable airline! Maybe Jetstar instead! Was appalled at the entire flight to be honest!"

Pros: "Food, service"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "The lunch and dinner menu was excellent"
Cons: "more bathrooms."

Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew. Efficient service and good boarding. Seemingly wider seats than the newer A350s."
Cons: "Positively ancient entertainment system with poor selection and bad visual quality. Ads pop up every time you go into another menu. If you're flying SIN->BNE I'd avoid the 7.20am departure, you'll get the old 777-200s rather than the A350s they run on other departures."

Cons: "First experience with Singapore where the crew made a negative impression. As soon as the plane pulled away from the terminal, crew members seemed rushed and frantic, literally running back and forth from Economy Premium to the galley gathering items. Approximately every 7-10 minutes, crew members would be running back and forth next to my seat with heavy foot steps, which would wake me up. I also noticed that certain crew members were shouting at passengers to get their attention instead of lowering themselves to be heard. One flight attendant almost spilled orange juice on me because she turned around too fast trying to serve drinks. I'm not sure if they were short-staffed, or if it was the influence of a certain crew boss, but something was definitely wrong."

Pros: "I booked regular economy and flew to Tokyo that way, but put a bid in for premium economy for the flight home and got it. It's not a big upgrade (bigger display panel, a little more leg room, seat tilt and it has a leg rest) but those things made the flight for me."
Cons: "I don't have much on the down side front aside from the usual "would like more leg room" and "more seat tilt" so nothing new to report"

Cons: "Cabin temperature was really hot."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nil"

Pros: "Natalie is a friendly cheery diligent flight attendant who needs special mention. (Sigapore to Brusane fight 6.1.18)"

Pros: "Was very old plane but was good"
Cons: "Food and crew was well"

Pros: "Christmas decorations, service, attitude of staff"

Cons: "Crew was very poor in responding to any requests. I am usually very quite and light on demands as i hardly hit call button on the seat to get any assistance, but during meal, I was asked about drink and I opted for Ginger ale. Crew said, she will get back to me and I did not hear from her for another 10 mins, then there was repeat serve of drinks and I was asked if i needed any thing and asked the same drink, but then I was asked to wait. After I had finished off my meal and ready to go to sleep, someone was bringing my drink out and I then respectfully say no to it as it was bit late after the meal and asked for water instead and did not like the look on the face of the crew member. I saw it happening with other passengers as well and was under the impression, the whole crew performance was pretty poor and SIA was not up to its high-standards as I always like to fly with them. I will look for different option next time"

Cons: "The seats and entertainment system on our flight were in need of an upgrade. The seat padding was well worn and uncomfortable. The entertainment system is one of the old “pop-out the remote from the armrest” ones with a very average interface and display."

Pros: "I ordered a Indian vegeterian meal. It was very good. I feel bad about all the playin cups, and garbage that gets wasted. Please recycle everything."
Cons: "The plane was very cold. A lot of movies were offered but I couldn't find anything I wanted to watch."

Pros: "ending meal was very late like an hour or less before landing"
Cons: "racial discrimination by the flight attendants thinking that I didn't know Japanese language even though I was white. I could see it happening."

Pros: "Superb service throughout from check in to on flight."
Cons: "Seat on outbound had a slight issue."

Pros: "The food is good. The service is excellent, always smiling and attentive."
Cons: "Not enough quantity of each type of food. I did not get the cold noodle I want and end up eating sandwiches."

Cons: "Need to be able to upgrade with Krisflyer Miles"

Pros: "The crew was very kind and helpful."
Cons: "My daughter had the vegetarian oriental - and it was basically a ball of slim. My son had the lactose free meal and it was broccoli and potatoes. We switched our return flight meals to the regular in-flight meal. It was better, but not great."

Pros: "I always felt attended to, great customer service, clean and best bang for your buck"

Pros: "Singapore service is always outstanding"
Cons: "temp on plane was freezing and even two blankets did not suffice. Everyone was really cold."

Cons: "good"

Pros: "The air stewardesses took their time to get back to me about a question I posed to them. It took 2 stewardesses and 3 efforts."

Pros: "The attendants were helpful, smiling and friendly. The entire time We flew with an 18 month old and they came looking for us before he flight to help us carry our stuff on board. They gave her a toy, asked for her name, and checked on us often. They also gave my husband and I an option for early food service so that one of us could help our daughter eat. The movie selection was great. Take off, flight and landing were smooth. And we arrive half an hour early both directions!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "On my trip to Japan, the staff was incredibly rude. Horrible commendations. The controls didn't work. And the desert had mold in it."

Pros: "Overall very good."
Cons: "Weren't informed of status of connecting flight while in flight. Learnt that the connecting flight was held back on arrival in terminal."

Pros: "Attention to customer service and needs"
Cons: "Couldn't use my own headphones to watch movies"

Pros: "Did not enjoy the vegetarian menu -cold noodles not appealing. Alcoholic drinks very hard to obtain .. orders taken but not received. Service was friendly though"

Cons: "The video screens need to be upgraded"

Cons: "Same food options as previous flight Not as many movie options as the longer flight"

Pros: "What did I like??? Um, EVERYTHING! First off I got a great price under $850 round trip to NRT from LAX was a steal! They let you check two large suit cases plus a carry on and a personal item. That all FREE!!! I travel pretty light but it was great to know they don't Nickle and dime you for bags or anything else for that matter. Staff looks amazing and treats you first class even when your in economy. They are so polite and really genuinely want to give you a above and beyond experience. And they over achieve at it! They meals are great and very satisfying. The planes are big and roomy even in economy seats. On our return flight we had a brand new plane which had a sleek touch screen monitor and controller. There mad tons of media available (articles, language games, games, movies, tv shows and more) with USB ports to charge devices on each seat. Plus 10inch personal monitors. Earbuds were included free of charge, aswell as socks toothbrush and tooth paste. They have is two big meals on our direct flight (awesome that they have direct flights). Plus, they offered free snacks too and gave us a full can of soda vs. a small cup. They come through several times offering coffee, tea, water and snacks. All free of charge. This was my first time flying Singapore Airlines and I loved it!!! I wish Everyone was this amazing! Norwegian Airlines was the opposite as far as charging for everything! Had to pay each stop for any luggage ($100 per checked bag). No meals free or charge. They wanted money for everything! And yea a skimpy sandwich was $9.00 :(."

Pros: "We love travelling Singapore Airlines and always try to travel with them if we can"

Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "We were supposed to fly back to Los Angeles from Tokyo on Wednesday, August 24th. We got to Tokyo Narita a little later than planned due to the Narita Express train being delayed. I had received emails that our flight had changed gates, and was then delayed, but when my sister and I went to check into our flight, we were told we were unable to board because it was too late. I thought it was absurd because the flight had not even started boarding, and I had gotten an email saying it was delayed. We tried to reason with them, but they would not let us on the flight. It was imperative that we got back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, but all our plans were ruined due to them bumping us off the flight. My sister had a connecting flight to Boston, which she then had to reschedule and was charged for. We were stuck another night in Tokyo, where we had to spend money on a hotel. The Singapore Airlines attendants eventually informed us that we could get on a flight the next day. This delayed us by 24 hours, which was highly inconvenient. It was also especially unnecessary since due to the flight being delayed, we would have absolutely been able to make it. I do not appreciate being bumped off of a flight due to airlines wanting to make more money, especially being stuck overseas. Its not like it was a domestic flight where we could just hop on another one in the next few hours, this totally derailed all of our plans. I do not appreciate the inflexibility of the Singapore Airlines agents, and this is not an experience that makes me want to recommend flying with Singapore Airlines. I appreciate that they did not charge us, however it was a major inconvenience that could have simply been avoided by better customer service and understanding."

Pros: "The crew was amazing!!"

Cons: "This trip was not quite as excellent as my flights on Singapore Airlines usually are; however, I cannot say for sure there was much that airline staff could have done to change this. A great deal of turbulence earlier in the flight made it difficult to enjoy the food. Also, there was a sewage-like smell that wafted through the air periodically - this could have been a child in the surrounding seats, though. Both of these issues seem difficult for the airline staff to address, however, unless the smell actually came from a problem with the ventilation system. The staff was exceptionally helpful and good-natured, though, which made the biggest difference. Thank you so much."

Pros: "I loved the entertainment, the kind staff, and the extras they gave out to try to make us as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "My boyfriend is very tall, 6'6. On the flights to and from, even though he was on he aisle side seat, it was very difficult for him to have enough room for his legs, thus making my space that much less. In the future, I think we would benefit from booking either the seat behind us for him that had more leg room, or the seats in front of us that were the first seats of all rows."

Cons: "Check-in was poorly organized in Narita. Bag Drop off only took longer than regular check-in"

Cons: "Food options!"

Cons: "Good everything"

Cons: "It is just a long flight and the middle economy seats are what they are."

Cons: "Seats too small. We were unable to choose seats ourselves; it got spit to of a computer. Flight was delayed about 50 minutes. Food had a lot of pasta, for some reason, we were not able to choose food. Would have chosen vegetarian."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly."
Cons: "There is just no room to move in those seats. We were packed in like sardines."

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."

Pros: "The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food"

Pros: "Services verygood"

Pros: "I liked the crew members. They were welcoming and professional. Flight fare was very good in value for waiting a few extra hours in Taipei. I could do some shopping there while I was in transit. Nice airport. The screens of my row were not working so they restarted all screens a few times. While the screens of my row worked, other rows were not working. Surprisingly no one fixed or complaint as the screens of other rows kept off from the start to the end of the flight. I felt so sorry for others."
Cons: "Like what I said in "what I like", I think the connection of the screens/tablets had some issues. Luckily mine worked. I would be upset if my screen did not work during the entire 9 hours flight."

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: "Delayed for 24 hours with no compensation, please advise where I can file a complaint."
Cons: "Delayed for 24 hours with no compensation, please advise where I can file a complaint."

Cons: "fter serving a meal, it was 7 hours later we received any beverages. the cabin air was very dehydrating and everyone started coughing because we had been given no water. this is how people get sick and spread diseases. the plane definitely needed to consider hydration. and when they finally served us the meal, they didnt offer water rather coffee or tea and i had to ask for water and juice. the cabin temperature also fluctuated from hot to cold."

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: "the price and the food great, the crew are friendly"
Cons: "only 2 meal service on a 13 hour flight feom la to taipeh. no snacks in between. got hungry on that flight!"

Pros: "China Airlines has generally been a step above the average. The name is a bit represented as this is really a Taiwan Run and based airline that has been influenced by the western business practice."

Pros: "I like entertainment and food.. taste is good.."

Pros: "People are nice..."
Cons: "Foods are not good"

Cons: "Entertainment selection movies could be expanded."

Cons: "Boarding left on time, but there were staff members frustrated and yelling at passengers to get on the plane. Normally I am not a picky eater, but I could not eat the food on the flight. It tasted like dog food"

Cons: "They damaged my luggage"

Pros: "Loved the movie selection"
Cons: "Not too many vegan options"

Pros: "Customer Care details and safety placed first. Restrooms always cleaned. Attentive staff."
Cons: "Getting seat assignment late. No choices. Ended up window seat on emergency exit row. Three bulky men together shoulder to shoulder. CAL needs to seat us with more space"

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: "It really was a fine flight. The complaints are minor."
Cons: "The seat-back entertainment systems were more annoying than the usual ones. Hard to read words on the display. The drink service used quite small cups, smaller than the ones that seem to be universal otherwise, and she only filled it 2/3 of the way!"

Pros: "Crew was professional and very courteous. Helpful staff. Nice smooth flight over."
Cons: "offer water more often"

Pros: "great"

Pros: "Enjoyed the food and entertainment. Leg room was a bit tighter than what I'm used to. Otherwise decent flight."

Pros: "Nice , good stewardes, man , woma its ok Nice pilot"
Cons: "My baggage have a lock but When i check in in honolulu my bag they dont have allowed my lock! He said its better no lock"

Pros: "- Very helpful flight attendants - Surprisingly decent airline food"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "the air hostesses could have been a bit more accommodating, welcoming, pleasant, willing and smiling."

Pros: "I liked most of the crew. They were courteous and attentive. They were also very helpful in getting passengers situated and seated. I also like that when I had an issue with a crew member a manager and her boss both came to talk to me about what happened and offered apologies. They handled the situation with respect and class."
Cons: "There were two things I didn't like. First was that my on board entertainment set top was not working and I had to change seats. Once in a new seat though I was good and comfortable until a crew member had issues with my placement in an empty row that he wanted to use later in the flight to take a nap. What he did next was not nice, lacked communication and almost ruined the long flight for me. If it wasn't for the rest of the crew being great and his managers apologizing and listening to the full complaint I would probably have decided never to take China airlines again. Will I fly China airlines again? Yes, I will."

Pros: "On time, friendly people, airplane not too crowded, vegetarian food was good, luggage unloaded quickly so little waiting upon arrival in Taiwan."
Cons: "Carry on luggage weighed 9 Kg and they told me I had to remove some things. Suitcase was standard carry-on size, fit well into the display frame. I had plenty of room in the two checked in bags but they had already been processed and moved out on the conveyer belt. Never heard of such as small allowance for carry-on luggage, at least on Delta, United and the other airlines I generally fly. My impression was that this rule was not much enforced since I saw many carry-on bags bigger than mine and judging by the effort I saw when people put them overhead, they likely were heavier than mine."

Pros: "Space was good. Seats were just right space from one another"
Cons: "We were assigned seats apart from my companion"

Pros: "Comfortable"

Pros: "Friendly staff. Food was good."

Pros: "The food was decent and well timed. The entertainment was great. Personal tv. Great seat in the exit row."

Pros: "I love the friendly and helpful staff. Such nice people."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Definitely good value for money and I had flat bed and comfortable sleep. Crew was friendly and helpful but feel somewhat lacking in general sense of professionalism as compared to airlines like Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing much to dislike and I would definitely use the airline again."

Pros: "Boarding process very efficient Slightly more leg room"
Cons: "Seat slightly narrower, slightly more uncomfortable Nice soft blankets Cabin too warm"

Pros: "The girls at the China Airline counter saw i was really worried and freaking out about my flight and they helped me to the fullest."
Cons: "I couldn't check in early cause Kayak gives a confirmation number and nothing else. I had to wait in the counter line instead of skipping it like i would do with most travel sites. I was very close to missing my flight but thank god they had a delay. I also left early for problems like these and still had difficulties. And it's impossible to call Kayak, especially if you live in Japan like me."

Cons: "For a long flight the seat is uncomfortable, it needs to be more comfy and size could be better."

Pros: "I liked that this particular flight wasn't fully booked because it meant that I had space to relax, including the use of the a provided blanket and pillow. I also enjoyed the food and drink options as well."
Cons: "I didn't like that I was unable to check-in to the flight until just 2.5 hours before my flight. I like to be at the airport early in case of any mishaps or hangups, and not being able to check in until that point just made me feel a little pressed for time."

Cons: "not enough toilets for a full flight - I had to wait a long time each time I had to go. The food was good, however, I didn't feel like I got a full meal. I ordered gluten free and did not get a substitute for bread in the evening or morning meal and didn't even get yogurt in the morning. I was glad I brought some bars with me just in case."

Pros: "Seat, entertainment, service"
Cons: "Not on time. Flight delay not due to weather but due to ground crew didn't have everything ready for plane to depart. 1.5 hrs wait at terminal and 1/2 HR wait inside plane."

Pros: "Services were excellent from stewards to customer service rep on the phone."
Cons: "Felt kind a cramp. I guess this is normal for econo flight"

Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Everything on flight , poor service , very poor communication by staff , speak English like came from another planet, did not offer wheel chair services even though was confirmed ahead and written on boarding pass, did not provide bassinet for infant despite asking again and again . Will never travel with China air lines"

Pros: "New planes, decent economy seat and space, excellent service from flight attendant. clean bathrooms, good inflight entertainment."
Cons: "Same food choice outbound and inbound."

Pros: "The plane was by far the nicest I have ever been on. I was in row 55 and was pleasantly surprised at the comfort level in the back of the plane. Staff was very kind and helpful. I would definitely fly China Air again."

Pros: "The flight crew and services were adequate and hospitable. Boarding and landing time were on time without delays."
Cons: "The food was just satisfactory; tasted like a bento box you can get from a convenience store. The entertainment screens were quite troublesome to watch. Even with the brightness turned at maximum value, I had difficulty in making out what was happening on the screen."

Pros: "Nice crew, clean aircraft, on time departure."
Cons: "Entertainment system."

Pros: "Very nice and polite"
Cons: "Food was not good Movie selection was poor"

Pros: "Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality"
Cons: "Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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"

Cons: "Food and onboard entertainment system."

Pros: "Helpful crew, good food, professional"
Cons: "FREEZING COLD cabin air temperature, as other reviewers have noted. Despite otherwise comfortable conditions to sleep, this made it impossible to get a good night's sleep."

Pros: "The crew were welcoming, friendly, and accommodating."
Cons: "The plane is old and had no screens, so there was no entertainment option."

Pros: "Pillow and blanket provided!"
Cons: "Flight attendants spoke very loudly during times when most passengers were sleeping, waking everyone around. A personal water bottle would have been nice."

Pros: "Efficient crew and boarding."
Cons: "Hard to see movies overhead due to brightness of cabin."

Pros: "Friendly crew. Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest. Movies were mostly older and good PG at worst."
Cons: "Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest BUT very cramped in Basic Economy. I’m short and couldn’t even put my seat back for entire 11 hours because man behind me was so tall. Meals did not include any salad but did have small amount of veggies."

Pros: "Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays."
Cons: "Food was limited and not great."

Pros: "I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller."
Cons: "Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport"

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible."

Pros: "We arrived safely"
Cons: "90 minutes delay without information or appology."

Pros: "It was a pleasant and short trip from Nadi to Suva."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Had an extra seat to strech out."

Pros: "Overall it went quickly."
Cons: "It was little disorganized at the gate, there were several crying babies, and someone was throwing up behind me."

Pros: "This flight was on-board a Fiji Airways plan, not Air NZ. The crew were fantastic, the food was very tasty, all sorts of drinks available, lots of overhead storage, plenty of entertainment options on video screen, restrooms adequate/typical, great pilot, smooth take-off and landing."
Cons: "I did not enjoy the tiny, cramped seats - the smallest I've been squeezed into in many years. Hard bottom and narrow; when the girl in front of me put her seat back, her headrest was right in front of my teeth. Also, they use the old school dual-headphones that don't sit flat on your ears and there was no jack available for personal ear buds. Opportunities for improvement!"

Cons: "IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot."

Pros: "The crew on Fiji Air is incomparable in friendliness."

Cons: "sitting in a plane at Sydney airport for three hours waiting for a part,for the plane was not much fun.But we still got to Apia that day,or maybe late but before 12 midnight was a very long day."

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."

Cons: "We were in the last row on the plane for some reason that was not explained....Parts of plane fell on our heads..Not enough room to lower the tray table...Wedged into seat like sardines...Entertainment was the sounds of toilets flushing...We paid a fortune for first half of flight from LAX to Nadi that was excellent...The second leg of trip to Auckland was a HUGE NIGHTMARE that won't be forgotten....Shirley and Ron Richard"

Pros: "Nice cabin crew"

Cons: "Despite buying my ticket with virgin and being a platinum Fiji air tried to charge me $300 for an extra bag."

Pros: "Pleasant staff with meals and private films included."
Cons: "The space between seats is exceptionally small. It was cramped without even enough room to bend over and pick something up off the floor."

Pros: "Crew's service"
Cons: "Better organizing of boarding"

Pros: "We got sone roomy seats it was nice"

Pros: "We have our seats by the window on our flight from Sydney to Nadi, we're so happy for that."
Cons: "We have our seats in the middle of the four (4) seats in the isle of the plane, it's so hard to go to the bathroom, which I do need to go often. We really were not happy and suffering during the flight from Nadi to Los Angeles."

Pros: "movies and tv were cool"
Cons: "Fiji Gold is too sweet, Fiji bitters is much better"

Pros: "the service. coffee and teas was very good. probably because of the Fiji kind attendants and water."

Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cancelled the flight going to Christmas Island and wouldn’t reschedule until the following week. Trip that was planned for almost 2 years never happened. At least they could have tried the following day but I guess it was a financial decision and not one made with customer service in mind. I would never fly on them except they’re the only game in town to reach Kiribati."

Pros: "I didn't like anything about this airline !"
Cons: "Where do I start !!!! Horrible service bad food no class ... Would never fly Fiji Airways if I have other options . Sad that it's the only airline flying to Fiji ."

Pros: "Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat."
Cons: "I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats."

Cons: "They lost our luggage and did not compensate us enough to replace what we needed"

Pros: "The crew and entertainment options were wonderful!"
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable and the food was just okay."

Pros: "No surprises. Left on time. Food better than average"
Cons: "Took longer than thought given distance covered"

Pros: "I like the friendly service, the food is good and.they are very accommodating"
Cons: "The air conditioning is quite extensive so it is rather freezing. And the boarding seems very disorganized"

Pros: "Had decent entertainment options and enjoyed the blanket and pillow!"
Cons: "Food, I chose to not even eat the meals after my first experience with Fiji Airways."

Cons: "No Tv screens in seat"

Cons: "Seats are not comfortable"

Pros: "As comfortable as an air flight can be. Friendly staff"

Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "The entertainment consoles for the whole middle section went out and even a reboot could not correct the problem. No one with expertise to troubleshoot the problem."

Pros: "The flight was relatively smooth, Fiji air had great food and complimentary wine with dinner. The airport terminal is top notch with traveller comfort of utmost importance. Very nice."
Cons: "The seats were a little cramped and the baggage policy is a bit too strict. My carry-on was overweight so i had to pay $320 pa'anga to check it...that was irritating."

Pros: "The flight was very good, smooth, and on time, I will fly Fiji airways again."
Cons: "I liked the movies, the food, the handicap assessibility. The crew"

Pros: "The entertainment onboard"
Cons: "For the last couple of times I have used Fiji airways they are horrible. So strict! Would let me bring on grey goose which I bought a duty free in Los Angeles... They made me throw it out. Then they try to find any little thing wrong if it's with your bag, or carry whatever they try to make you pay for EVERYTHING! they were about to take away my 3 liquids which was less than 3 ounces because it wasn't in a plastic bag. ALL OF THE OTHER AIRLINES I HAVE USED HAVE NEVER DONE THIS! So I had to leave security go back outside. Come back in and get a plastic bag. If your bag is even a pound over weight, regardless of the fact if you really can't pay it. They won't be nice and help you out at all like some other airlines do for example Air New Zealand, AA, I could go on. Also, more than half of the staff are so condescending and rude, they like refuse to be nice and help out a passenger. If I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO AND AS A LAST RESORT then I would use Fiji. But for right now I will NEVER USE THEM. And I will suggest to my family and friends not to use the airline!!"

Pros: "Fast boarding."
Cons: "The middle seats should have a height restriction. I'm 6"1" and my knees has indentations from 11 hours in the air pressed up against the seat in front of me. Outdated movies. Bad food. Rude service."

Cons: "Food"

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