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$672(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to Beijing

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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: "The service and food was great. Plains are new."

Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"

Pros: "crew was professional, attentive and polite"

Cons: "Flight attendants"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Two choices of meal and friendlier staff. Props to JAL."

Pros: "Beautifully presented and tasty Japanese food. Electronic windows."
Cons: "Not overly impressed with the 12:05am departure time. Western food not overly impressive. Having to travel from the plane to terminal by bus."

Pros: "Nothing to note"
Cons: "Food, could not check in online or preselect seats. Could not upgrade to business class"

Pros: "We traveled with our 1.5 year old and JAL was incredibly accommodating and made our trip very enjoyable. They went above and beyond to make sure our trip was smooth and provided impeccable service."

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

Pros: "Flight attendants were incredibly nice. Seats were comfortable enough. I appreciated the complementary items. Bathroom was spacious and had extra options I normally wouldn’t receive from an American flight."

Pros: "Good food and movies. Flight attendants were great."
Cons: "Tight seating and it was hot. No way to control individual airflflow"

Pros: "everything went well. food and service was great."
Cons: "the return flight had a guy next to me that would keep putting his feet in front of me. he would spill over to my side so much. pretty rude person."

Pros: "Superb service from checking (Chicago) to arriving (Kaohsiung) I flew economy and there’s plenty of leg room. Meal selections are better then flying 1st class cross country in the US."

Pros: "The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb. Although, our trip is long it doesn't seem like because of the great service."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Great airline, roomy seats and they don't nickle and dime you like other airlines."

Pros: "I got an upgrade!"

Pros: "The Flight staff are very professional. The food and service were excellent."
Cons: "The only downside was the long layover (7.5 hrs) in Narita airport."

Pros: "They give a lot of food and the 12 hour flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Limited selection for entertainment"

Pros: "The Crew"
Cons: "This terminal is not easy to find. You have to take bus from the main terminal."

Pros: "Food is better than most other airlines. Seamless check in and boarding"
Cons: "Seating space is quite cramped"

Pros: "The staff was attentive. The seats are comfortable. The in-flight entertainment is great!"
Cons: "The headphone jacks are temperamental. If I put the headphone jack all the way in the port it would only play in the right ear of my headphone. On my flight to Tokyo and on my flight home the same thing happened. You has to pull the headphone jack out slightly to get sound in both earbuds."

Pros: "The crew was always super polite and looked very professional and overall just great. The food was delicious, though the portions are small haha. I had my time behind and I was super late to boarding but the crew came looking for me and they were super nice. Definitely recommend them. Miles better than China Airlines and any of the USA based airlines too. The movie selection was pretty good and the seats were roomy and comfortable."

Pros: "The level of service in Business Class was perfect. Flight attendants were friendly and very helpful"
Cons: "I thought the food was just so so. However, that's always a matter of personal taste."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Food, especially before landing"

Cons: "服务态度非常好"

Pros: "Service was polite and efficient"
Cons: "Vegetarian food very difficult to book on JAL. Unlike most other major airlines they don't offer a vegetarian option routinely on their menus. Both I and another passenger who flew JAL the weekend before found the vegetarian food poor - very bland and too salty. The exact same menu all four times we flew. A pity as the rest of the service wa excellent. If JAL wishes to attract more international customers it would be a good idea for it to broaden its global perspective and provide better vegetarian options. I know others who've had similar concerns about other types of special meal."

Pros: "Good food. Very friendly and helpful attendants. They also gave souvenir toys for my 2-year-old son."

Pros: "The flight was long, but good. I was able to upgrade to better seats for only $100 which made the long flight more comfortable. AA customer service on the flight was very good."

Pros: "This was my first flight on JAL. Their customer service was especially good for English speakers. The food on the plane was good, but geared toward the Japanese customer. I must say that it was tasty, but unaccustomed to my palate"
Cons: "I think it would be good to put more food that is geared to a more international palate."

Pros: "Everything bad"
Cons: "Bad customer service, I don't speak English good , can't understand them jet blue"

Pros: "The crew member was excellent and his charisma really made up for any shortcomings this little "puddle jumper" had. He even helped my companion out with some advice for relieving his ear pressure."

Pros: "cost performance"
Cons: "non-flat seat"

Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "we requested for halal food when we booked the flight, but they brought us the normal food which we couldn't eat"

Pros: "Clean aircraft. More space between seats. Pleasant, eager to please cabin crew. Good movie choices."
Cons: "The food was no better than any other airplane food."

Pros: "The family had an amazing flight and the in-flight entertainment was excellent! My kids remained engaged for 6 hours and my wife actually took a nap..."
Cons: "As usual it is most difficult moving through the airport in China. It took a long time to get our bags and they were "damaged", however my box made it without difficulty."

Pros: "Staffs areattentive"
Cons: "Chair space so limited"

Pros: "The food (Japanese) clearly was a league of its own. Service was prompt, attentive yet discreet."
Cons: "Selection of video entertainment could be increased and improved."

Pros: "Excellent custumer service including cabin attendants' attentiveness and pilot's warnings of turbulence. Great in-flight entertainment. I liked the special touches such as the small snack and water bar available throughout the flight, and the breakfast Kumamon special. Clean bathrooms are very very appreciated."
Cons: "The only bad experience was when we were boarding, and I asked whether I could take a newspaper and the business class flight attendant snidely said that it was only for business class. I understand the comment, but her expression and tone were unnecessary."

Cons: "Food so-so boxed ramen very poor bottom of the seat after 5-6 hours very hard and uncomfortable"

Pros: "Everything from start to finish was awesome. The "poor" review by someone complaining about a gluten-free meal is typical of Americans that feel entitled. You are on JAPAN airlines... you do realize the non-gluten-free rice is a staple of the country. It's akin to a Japanese person complaining that there aren't chopsticks provided with the meals on an American Airlines flight. How were the staff supposed to help you mid-air? Mid-flight dock so one special meal can be provided for you? How about this: take some personal responsibility and purchase your own gluten free food for the flight and carry it on. Really... how can one compare the 787 with individual on demand entertainment, roomy seats, full meal service (they'll even bring a meal to you if you were asleep during the normal service), etc... all for no extra charge?!?!? It is simply amazing what JAL (and every Japanese company) sets as a standard for customer service."

Pros: "The 787 was quieter and felt very comfortable. The take off and landing were more smooth than I remember other flights being. The seats were quite comfortable and everything was very nice."

Pros: "JAL is curteous and professional. They had a flight attendant dedicated to helping me and my infant daughter and provided bassinet and assitant with luggage during the flight. Totally different experience from American carriers like United who treat you like cattle. I hope I can fly with JAL again soon. They are incredible. I was super satisfied."

Pros: "The service was excellent and the seats were really comfortable"
Cons: "The food choice was a bit poor"

Cons: "I ordered Hindu vegeterian meal while coming to Chicago on phone with Japan Airline I got Asian veg food"

Pros: "The upgraded seating."

Pros: "I liked the snack bag given at the beginning of flight. Long flights tend to dehydrate, I would like to see more bottled water available."

Cons: "The DC China Embassy web site clearly states that a valid APEC Business Card can be used in lieu of a Chinese visa. In spite of this I was denied boarding by JAL. It turns out the system is not fully in place, and eventually I was issued a 10 year multiple entry visa by way of apology. JAL did not waive cancellation fee, and I suffered considerable economic damages."

Pros: "Our flight from Tokyo to Beijing was very pleasant. The flight attendants were very polite and helpful. There was a lot more leg room than most American/European airlines we have taken. The food was quite good and we even got Häagen-Dazs ice cream."
Cons: "I wish they had a larger movie selection, but they had most "New Releases"."

Pros: "I like the crew members"
Cons: "Entertainment selection and food could be better"

Pros: "Wonderful trip, Super nice Crew , perfect meal , great entertainment system"
Cons: "Can not be topped up"

Pros: "Very cramped seats"

Pros: "The staff was amazing"

Pros: "Movies selection is great. Seating space is comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding process could’ve been smoother"

Pros: "Comfort n clean"

Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."

Pros: "This was the most comfortable business class mid haul flight I've ever taken."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing went wrong."

Pros: "Nothing beats Singapore SQ!"

Pros: "Excellent customer service, helpful staff"
Cons: "Food was unpalatable - HNML. Needs to be improved, the beans in a tomato sauce looked like a tin of dice tomatoes was poured over the boiled beans. Chicken curry didn’t taste good either as it was over cooked. Didn’t relish the vermicelli dessert or the salmon. Thanks for the roll & lactose free butter, the cheese and biscuits"

Pros: "The comfort and caring staff"
Cons: "Food serve a bit slow with the no of pax and long queue for the washroom"

Pros: "Flight time"

Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."

Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."

Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."

Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."

Pros: "The flight attendants were nice, attentive and joyful!"
Cons: "Sitting in a middle seat. Was told at the jetway counter no aisle or window seats were available. I saw no fewer than 5 empty aisle seats in my area."

Pros: "It's not the cheapest way to fly but it's a great way to cross the Atlantic. Seats are big enough for 2, really. Lay flat beds make the night crossing east tolerable. You really can get several hours sleep. The cabin crew is outstanding, patient, and extremely responsive to requests. Two meals served were excellent. Entertainment choices were complete. After a number of flights in Economy on other airlines I'm spoiled by Singapore Airlines and also by Business Class. And their fares seemed much less than others for the JFK to FRA route. Had no idea this level of luxury existed on an airplane."
Cons: "My seat assignment was moved without explanation on our return flight, FRA to JFK. That was disappointing. The gate folks were apologetic but no real explanation given."

Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"

Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."

Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything SIA stood for, we experienced it, despite the unfortunate delay which the ground crew couldn't have done much about."
Cons: "Unfortunate delay caused by technical issues. I'm just glad we found it on the ground, instead of in the air. But the delay was REALLY long."

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"

Pros: "The main course"
Cons: "Items missing or substituted in the veg but was ok in regular meals. In one veg serving, no salad or dessert was included. Margarine instead of butter for only in the veg meal."

Pros: "I dropped my scarf and only realized after I was seated. People were still boarding and I told a young man attendant and he found it and brought it to me. And he was such a gentleman too! Wish I knew his name but it was Frankfurt to JFK 835am flight on April 3rd. Thank you again!"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"

Cons: "Because the flight from IAD to London was cancelled, I never made it to this flight."

Cons: "Stewardesses were a bit rude"

Pros: "Food was ok"
Cons: "Entertainment system are old age and poor quality TFT screen"

Pros: "Excellent service. Good food. Very attentive and responsive flight crew."
Cons: "Space was too tight"

Pros: "Great they are now flying Canberra to Singapore. Judging by our full flight it is very popular also!"

Pros: "I loved the professionalism of the crew, and how they treat the passengers with such care. I prefer Singapore airlines over any other. Seats are very comfortable. This craft had touch screen monitors that worked well. I was able to use my own ear buds by pulling the jack out part way."
Cons: "I really only have one gripe. I wish there were more movie choices for adults that did not have foul language and immoral scenes."

Pros: "Service was nice."
Cons: "Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight."

Pros: "The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,"

Pros: "Food was delicious!"

Pros: "everything is perfect"
Cons: "the food on Silk Air can be better"

Pros: "Clean aircraft. First rate and very attentive cabin staff. High Quality food and mid flight snacks. Its clear a lot of thought has gone into the making and running of this airline. My first experience and quite frankly I will fly SIA whenever possible."
Cons: "Cabin was to me a little warm during initial taxi at LAX. But not overly so."

Pros: "Good reliable SQ service"
Cons: "I got the seat with communications box on the floor under the seat in front... no foot room :-("

Pros: "Great service and very friendly staff."

Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"

Pros: "Friendliness of crew"

Pros: "The SIA crew is the most gentle and careful I have ever encountered."
Cons: "The food is below average. The quantity is OK but the choices/taste in not matching the best airlines."

Pros: "Service is amazing! I loved that airplane had Christmas decorations on the walls and great choices of food and beverages."

Pros: "Great staff. Aircrafts has more leg room. The food and entertainment was good as well."

Pros: "Spacious, comfortable seat"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Good crew, but working with some tired, old equipment."
Cons: "The padding in my seat seemed to be a bit thin and became progressively more uncomfortable as the flight progressed. The in-flight entertainment systems are really showing some wear & tear. The screen was blurry, the letters on the control buttons had work off and the sound quality was terrible."

Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"

Pros: "The service was amazing. The flight attendants were all so friendly and eager to assist. The meals were very tasty and complimentary wine was such a treat. Blankets were nice and thick, pillows were comfy, and you even received a little bag with socks and toothbrush."
Cons: "Can't think of anything:)"

Cons: "Sydney to Singapore flight was a very old flight, uncomfortable seating and very poor quality entertainment system"

Pros: "Portion of the food"
Cons: "More food for long flight"

Pros: "All was good service, seating comfort and food.."
Cons: "Entertainment content can be more popular in terms of film and television programs"

Pros: "Everything was as expected. .sevice, food and seating was good not cramped. ."
Cons: "The seats can be a tadd hard after 14 hours.entertainment is good enough although film and other programs could be better served if if the content was more popular .."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient. Entertainment was good though do expect some random editing and bit blocked out. Seat width was fine had lots of leg room."
Cons: "Food was very average - fine just nothing very interesting. Snacks were available. Seat was hard."

Pros: "seats and airplane are in superior state"
Cons: "the food and boarding"

Pros: "Yes indeed. Polite and listening."
Cons: "Snacks at the beginning, dessert, and inflight duty free."

Pros: "The crew were very good and attentive."
Cons: "Although the film choice was ok, the more recent releases were absent. The cabin was uncomfortable with too much chilly air being circulated. Blanket over the shoulders was the order of the day."

Pros: "They are friendly and able to be approach when we have"
Cons: "The flight was new."

Pros: "Service, food served."
Cons: "Economy class legroom is too tight and not comfortable."

Pros: "I Like The Flight is On Time"
Cons: "Don’t really like because I had booked RB from kayak and they never give any e-ticket number nor booked number and made me cannot check in online and need to wait for almost 30mins just to get the check in, Hope when you have a corporate with another online company please let them provide any e-ticket number or booking reference number, thanks"

Pros: "Flight attendants were fantastic and thoughtful. It was a lovely flight. Great entertainment options, good food, overall a super pleasant flight!"

Pros: "Boarding time was fast, very efficient, food was excellent - much better than the previous flight! Great entertainment"

Cons: "Immigration"

Cons: "Immigration"

Cons: "Change to HiFly plane - noticeable difference in most aspects"

Pros: "Very nice flight and very comfortable with extra leg room"

Pros: "No problem"
Cons: "Service can b warmer"

Pros: "No problem"
Cons: "Service can b warmer Practically no entertainment, just a common screen"

Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "Delayed Not enough blanket Seat angle too upright, not comfortable"

Cons: "They ran out of 1of the choices of the meal and I was forced to take the remaining meal which was fish cakes, which I don’t eat. There should be enough food to cater for passengers and regular snacks on board."

Pros: "Their Dreamliner plane is spacious, well fitted, not cramped."
Cons: "Unable to listen to movies with their headphones - too much static"

Pros: "None....RBA shld give everyone a free voucher. Flight is supposed to arrive at 23:30. We landed 02:15. And they let people starved serving the snacks an hour late as promised. Then passengers were moved from one gate to another. It was inhumane and no explanations at all about the delay."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Can improve food."

Pros: "Entertainment is very up to date Crew striving to help Nice all in all"
Cons: "Boarding usually late"

Pros: "legroom good despite A320 being much inferior to B387 Found an aisle seat helpful to older passenger flight on time cabin crew friendly and efficient selected fish meal.bangus..very good did not miss alcohol captain spoke normal English happy with travellers prayer good airbridge on arrival with nearby toilets pleasant arrival procedure for overnight stay"
Cons: "A 320 necessarily lowers the quality compared with dreamliner eg access to toilets and aisle width and entertainment system at manila the`woman at checkout spoke very poor english so had to repeat several times... and she expressed doubt about any seat vacant as`i was late in the queue.. she resolved this by passing me to her supervisor no other problems"

Pros: "Friendly crew, always available and happy to help"
Cons: "Boarding was late"

Pros: "Love the 787. Best windows best toilets, 3by 3 seating. Love daytime travel. Am senior and given bes t possible aisle seat. Friendly check in a t Melbourne. Super cabin crew all smiling and keen to assist...all very smart dress.Good movie selection on average screen. Good service pillows blankets. Above average lunch with quality beef. Good follwup refreshments. Good air quality. Good use of shaded window effect.Liked"
Cons: "Worst was slow moving line at Melbourne. Not enough check ins. Missed the tail and fuselage cameras on 780 and 750. Seat covers look cheap and worn. Coffee and orange flavour not best. Screens not best eg Cathay and Qatar. Women cabin crew good to dress islamic but too restrictive. No t easy th o hear captain messages. Seat design only average. Bandar airport ver y beautiful but need better restaurant."

Pros: "Super crew. Boarding full plane very efficient. Airbus A320 inadequte to serve great meal to full plane. Gangway too narrow. Big struggle for cabin crew. Captain message hrd to hear. On time. Good landing. Entertainment bad flip down screens not good enough."
Cons: "See above. Aircraft not ok for busy sector. Eg A330 required"

Cons: "Dont know why I can not choose seat, it automatically give me a seat next to exit and in the middle, I cannot change it."

Cons: "airplane is a little bit old."

Pros: "Service was outstanding and i rate them high her than Singapore airlines! Amazing crew who provide regular service With a smile and provide extras ! I cannot speak highly enough of this Arline. They just ooze class!"
Cons: "I was sitting around a lot of families with kids"

Pros: "The crew was really friendly and helpful"
Cons: "I didn’t like nothing"

Pros: "We were in transit and I checking-in was orderly. Grateful for friendly crew."
Cons: "Not much legroom but understandably as the plane was smaller. No entertainment unit. Very hot, didn't know if the air conditioning was on at all. Didn't like the hot meal much."

Pros: "Very clean aircraft, very good service from friendly, helpful crew, entertainment system is very good."
Cons: "Didn't like the hot meal much. Preferred that crew gave extra water during meals even without asking. Fruits should have been offered, too."

Pros: "Gave me aisle seat, great service"

Pros: "Dreamliner appears to have more room, the seats recline to a greater angle, and it is not cold like a lot of other planes. Cabin crew were friendly, helpful and attentive. The break up of flight legs between Australia and U.K. into 3 legs of 7 or 8 hrs is a great alternative to the 1x9hr & 1x12hr."
Cons: "The entertainment system functionality is great, but choice was a bit poor, although numerous. Food generally quite good, only one meal I was disappointed with."

Cons: "The flight delayed for 5 hours and then cancelled. While I understand this happens, it was completely unorganized. They didn't have any plans to try to get people on other flights (passengers ended up organizing this), they provided a hotel but we had to sit there for over an hour while they tried to find one, and when trying to get flights gets the next day, staff was not proactive...the only way people got rebooked was if they told them what to do."

Pros: "The cabin crew were very friendly, organised and polite."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 20min from the outset as the pilot explained to all onboard that we weren't allowed to land early at Dubai airport. Towards the end of the flight the plane was delayed for over another hour as we circled the gulf waiting to land. This wouldn't have been so inconvenient if the lights were dimmed again as it was 2-3am local time and passengers wanted to sleep."

Pros: "The cabin crew were very friendly, organised and polite"
Cons: "The layover at Brunei airport was a little boring as there's not much to do for three hours."

Pros: "Best crew I have ever had"
Cons: "Leg room is too small."

Pros: "Crew are just the best"
Cons: "Boarding was disorganised, excellent service otherwise."

Pros: "They were able to accommodate my request to move to an aisle seat"
Cons: "Sticklers for luggage weight and the plane was small"

Pros: "I Have booked true which is Byojet is absolutely disgraceful I'll be seekong to recover alm fears gro Byojet they been absolutely Nightmare"
Cons: "BYojet shouldn't be with Kayak get rid of them."

Pros: "Short and sweet flight."
Cons: "Very short flight means may not have time for loo visit. Be warned! Use the airport loo before boarding!"

Pros: "The food!!!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service with a smile. Great manners."
Cons: "Nothing. Great crew, food, flight."

Cons: "Everything was good except for the food. It was average"

Cons: "I like the flexibility of the staff re changing seats. Ground and air staff were very friendly Flight cost was cheap"

Pros: "Everything but mostly the leg room. Not sure if it's due to the airline type (Dream-liner) or just the seating arrangement but makes for a very comfortable long haul flight. Excellent wide screen entertainment system, not like the majority of aircraft with undersized and poor screen quality."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Everything but mostly the leg room. Not sure if it's due to the airline type (Dream-liner) or just the seating arrangement but makes for a very comfortable long haul flight. Excellent wide screen entertainment system, not like the majority of aircraft with undersized and poor screen quality. And unlike previous comments, actually enjoyed the fact I had to disembark at Dubai on flight from Brunei to London allowing us all a chance to stretch our legs, go to the toilet and get a good cup of coffee."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Despite pre ordering, no special meal. Flight attendants were rude"

Pros: "The crew did an excellent job."
Cons: "The plane was broken. Old. I paid for business and they couldn’t even allow business to board first. On screen entertainment was broke. Seats were broken. The seats DO NOT fold flat in business. Not a good experience, do not recommend. Fly Singapore airlines if possible, Thai airways just doesn’t have it together- plus it’s relatively the same price with way better amenities and experience"

Pros: "Great service. On time good food"

Pros: "Nothing was amazing."
Cons: "Again, seats were uncomfortable and cramped."

Pros: "Amazing crew members. The seat was comfortable."

Pros: "Food & entertainment are okay like the usual."
Cons: "Crew were unusually very unpleasant & rude on this particular flight considering their airlines & the country are considered the land of smiles. They should've been more pleasing since the flight has been delayed for an hour due to some technical issues in the landing gear."

Cons: "Ancient plane"

Pros: "Everything ran smoothly for the Melbourne to Bangkok leg of my flight. New plane, great entertainment, and great service."
Cons: "Overall great experience."

Pros: "I didn’t like the seat belt it looks like a car seat belt not comfortable. The food and the service was excellent"
Cons: "The WiFi"

Pros: "Good food. Thoughtful crew"
Cons: "Seat A beside emergency exit had partially blocked legroom. Don't sit here. Choose B or C"

Cons: "My flight from LA was delayed so my checked bag did not get transferred in time to come through with me from Taipei to Bangkok."

Pros: "The made it easy to travel with a young child"

Pros: "That we arrived"
Cons: "Late start, messy boarding, late arrival, got water spashed in mu face and the attendant didn't even apologize, full buses to go to the terminal an long wait for luggage. Quite poor. Also no entertainment, but that's usual on this flight."

Pros: "The crew were faultless; looking after your every need - food choices in Business superb. And time for rest."
Cons: "Nothing really; maybe just that the A330 seat was a little old with seat controls hard to decipher."

Pros: "The crew were lovely and polite"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I travelled with my 2 friends but none us were given a seat together. We requested few times and they wouldnt allow."

Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "We arrived plenty early at terminal 2 like the confirmation said. Only to find that over night they changed departures to terminal 3. No signs. No one there to give instructions. Just a security guy saying “take sky train “. We had plenty of time so it was more annoying than anything. So we arrive at the gate and the are having a party to inaugurate the new gate and terminal. I’m glad they celebrated. Haha. Got to laugh. The big crowd at the celebration were passengers who were delayed bordering so they could have a celebration. Part of the adventure."

Pros: "Service, client treatment, food"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Loved the journey. It was excellent. Food, service were all good. Comfort of the journey was again excellent."
Cons: "There was a 30 minute delay at the gate for boarding which was not announced or informed."

Cons: "I was assured of Bulk head ffom BKk to ZRH . Howrver in Manila they told to ask for Thai Reptentative. The head of Boarding crew told before the flight they would ask for a volunteer to exchange seat. They never did A German speaking Thai Disablef persons are not in Bulkhead. I am partially deaf.all the bulk head sits were given to Thai. The food were unpalatable.The worst I had.No tooth brushes no snacks in between. I will never fly this horrible airlines."

Pros: "Service was great, food options were good. I have no complaints."
Cons: "I have not complaints about this trip."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Check in staff were very nice"

Cons: "Being charged 5700baht on arrival check in for luggage. No mention of this as I booked through kayak!!!"

Pros: "The pre-ordered seafood meal was excellent. The flight crew was very good."
Cons: "The seats (bottom) have become worn and caved in. And the head rests are as flat and hard as rocks. They need to be changed ."

Pros: "Crew very unhelpful"
Cons: "CREW NO GOOD"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad onboard service"

Pros: "very comortable seat in business class. very pleasant flight attendant pretty good meal"
Cons: "flight did not pull up to the gate. Everyone had to walk down the stairs and get on the bus."

Pros: "Stewards were very polite and helpful. Even offered me extra meal without request. Clean, comfortable aircraft unlike most South East Asian aeroplanes. I recommend THAI Airways."
Cons: "Seat wasn't spacious enough but that is the case with almost all airlines if you are flying economy class. Food was prepared for Asian taste only. I guess that is understandable."

Cons: "I didn't have enough time to make my connection in Bangkok. I had to clear customs, collect my luggage, check my luggage back in and go back through security. I only made my next flight because I walked to the front of the line and cut in front of about 20 people. It was very stressful."

Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats in business class. Window seat passenger cannot get out without aisle Seat passenger being disturbed Food below par."

Pros: "Everything ok But just Ok"
Cons: "Bossy staff seemed to much trouble stretching your legs made you feel like you were in the way!!!!"

Pros: "Nice Crew , very professional and courteous. Pleasant with their service. Would recommend only once for tourism. Not for families travelling with children."
Cons: "Because the system of on arrival visa has been opened to Indian folks , entire plane was crowded with indecent , uncultured Men. Mostly drunkards who would not stop at couple of drinks. Added to their worst behavior was the airlines providing unlimited amount of Liquor that was being offered by the crew after the food was served, this was quite annoying and unexpected. Thai Airways Please stop serving Liquor for God's sake , especially for folks travelling from India (Only this route) or charge $100 THB for a drink, this would stop those free riders from messing up other tourists happy vacation."

Cons: "film choices, old or irrelevant or American."

Pros: "The seats and the crew. Snack menu. Baggages allowance. Co-operative staffs."
Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "I like that I brought my noise cancelling headphones. Screaming babies are nobodies fault but careful preparation is helpful."

Cons: "Home"

Pros: "The included extras and polite staff."
Cons: "When the passenger in the seat in front of me reclined her seat it was almost impossible to keep watching the movie which while sar, shows as mainly a black screen and even changing the angle didn't assist"

Cons: "old 747, seats not very comfortable"

Pros: "I bought a ticket on Thai Airways because it was the cheapest I could find other than AirAsia, I used to fly AirAsia but they now charge for almost everything. Next AirAsia will be charging an air breathing fee. I think your stewards and stewardesses are good! I like your logo and colors. I like that you fly out of Suvannaphum Airport,"
Cons: "I am truly shocked that on an Asian flight, with so many excellent Asian dishes, they served starchy, fatty, buttery, oil soaked croissant covered hot dogs and a greasy, gut buster cheese and mushroom I don't know what. Are you trying to give your future clients heart disease? To top it off, in a country blessed with excellent fresh fruit, you topped it off with another oily, starchy desert. Thank God you had water! Bangkok Air has a lounge for economy passengers, but not Thai Airways. Why not?"

Cons: "Chiang Mai lounge worn-out. Staff nonexistent. No alcohol. Snacks economy quality.Delay 30 minutes, no explanation given. No alcohol served on domestic flights in business? Seriously? Meal no choice. Entertainment nonexistent. Airshow only. The seats look like a 70s Sci Fi B movie set. In recline I kept kicking the seat in front of me. This was all on a one hour and ten minute flight. I'll never fly them long haul."

Pros: "Flight was ok, apart from being late, flight attendants were nice telling me where to go once I'd got my luggage"
Cons: "My 1-hour flight was delayed about 45 mins, and I had a 'connecting' flight in Bangkok. Made it just in time but I literally had to sprint to the gate to make it. Though that speaks more about the inefficient Bangkok airport"

Pros: "Nice modern plane. Toilets kept clean by staff"
Cons: "Kosher meals very poor"

Pros: "Each seat has phone charger!!!"

Pros: "Courteous staff, on-time, good food and service"
Cons: "Very noisy in the cabin with babies crying and men snoring"

Pros: "Excellent, clean, up to date plane."
Cons: "The food was good considering the flight was only an hour, BUT no beer was wine as available, even for purchase."

Pros: "Good on Thai airways is almost always very good airplane food. I would buy their wraps at the store. Staff is always very friendly and accommodating."

Cons: "Service in business class on Thai Airways is very mediocre. No smiles, and no interest. Not especially comfortable seats, boring food. Thai Airways is quite expensive but is absolutely NOT a premium product."

Pros: "The main meal of Thai Beef Curry was delicious"
Cons: "After the meal service, the cabin temperature was raised making the cabin very hot. Moreover the crew ceased to circulate thought the cabin with water and juice. As the other passengers adjacent to me had fallen asleep I was not able to leave my seat and it was over 3 hours between drinks being offered."

Pros: "Felt like I was at a 5 Star Hotel rather than sitting on a plane"

Cons: "Six empty seats in the “emergency row” I was not feeling well and needed the extra space.5 hours into the 13 hr long haul to Taipei, I felt like I was going to hyperventilate, they charged me $120. Bucks for the privilege. Kosher meal was unbeatable."

Pros: "Couldn't get the seat we requested, Airlines still use dial up Credit card machine to process, unable to process C.C payment after using 3 different C.C Crew instead blamed me and ask me to use ATM to get Cash !"

Pros: "Smooth and easy"
Cons: "Check in location not clear in the beginning."

Pros: "Food on flight was decent. Hotel was nice, buffet breakfast was good!"
Cons: "Screens were better on the flight from Vancouver to Taipei."

Pros: "Very great!"
Cons: "Hard to get better!"

Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "Nothing everything was good"

Pros: "Services verygood"

Cons: "Dinner served 1130 pm breakfast after 12 hrs peanut snack."

Cons: "I dropped my fork on the floor. The 1st crew, who did not understand Mandarin came back with salt and pepper,even I asked for the fork in English. I asked her again, but she impatiently told me each meal plate came only with one set of utensils."

Pros: "They used a more modern plane for the longer haul part of our two flights home from Bali and appreciated the slightly bigger seats for the longer flight. Good inflight entertainment options."
Cons: "Terrible food."

Pros: "Cabin fitout is cozy and comfortable. Great service onboard and free WiFi for Premium customers"
Cons: "Taoyuan airport facilities"

Pros: "The boarding by zones is a great way to do it and they implemented it efficiently. The crew were outstanding - pleasant, smiley and courteous and made me feel welcomed. Meals were delicious."
Cons: "A bit cramped and not quite enough toilets in economy class. Always a long queue for the toilet."

Pros: "The service from the beginning to the destination was great. I found the staff very professional"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "the flight wasnt too packed so i had enough space and the flight was cheap, worth it."
Cons: "the time the flight was available for."

Pros: "Warm service from check-in to destination. Counter staff arranged, without hesitation, upon my casual asking if could change to window seating and she did it with a smile (though I've web-checked in already). Service on flight was heart-warming too!"
Cons: "-"

Cons: "Frigid cold"

Pros: "I especially liked the meals, entertainment, and really friendly staff."
Cons: "No issues."

Pros: "Kayak customerservice is really poor. Doesn’t allow Change flight on-line. Wait long time to get connect with sales representative. I call three times and my request Still can not be fulfilled."

Pros: "Premium economy is nice, smoother flight, good attendants"
Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Entertaining have a ton of choose. Big screen"
Cons: "Silverware and food nothing special or choices."

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: "All of stewardesses helped me a lot with their happiness. I love the way they answered their customer."
Cons: "I didn't like the chair because it was quite small and I couldn't sleep well during the flight."

Pros: "My seat was spacious while my wife's seat was up in the front and cramped."
Cons: "I don't understand what was going through the China Airlines check in agents mind when he never asked us where we wanted to sit and decided on his own to seat us 10 rows apart from each other? Very very disappointed."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "General good!"

Cons: "I was flying with todler and they dont have food option for kids also the menu was only left to one choice, and it's too spicy for todler to eat, so it was bad in food choice."

Pros: "Service, crew and food were exceptional"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"

Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS SMOOTH AND QUICK"
Cons: "ONLY WATER TO DRINK WITH THE FOOD NO ORANGEJUICE APPLE JUICE OR COKE OR 7 UP"

Cons: "Our flight was delayed for 8 hours"

Cons: "Originating flight in Manila to Taipei to connect to our SFO flight was cancelled late in Manila due to 'technical' issues (waiting in terminal, 4 hours past scheduled departure, which meant missing our connection to SFO), and the ensuing parade through having to stay in Manila overnight (on CA's dime, plus food), then rushed back to the airport the following morning (very short notice), then to have to wait again as CA figured out how to get a previously scheduled flight into the flight plan management systems, and obviously without a proper method to coordinate this sort of thing - ultimately all of this lack of 'control' over their situation, lead to a feeling that China Airlines does not know how to contend with interruptions, or how to make their customers feel informed so that they may be more understanding. In the future - flying Eva - even though this was the first ever event of this type I have had flying China Airlines. Eva provided both meal vouchers and boxes of candy to each and every customer affected while we awaited our flights to our final destinations. CA was silent - and also very absent when we arrived in SFO and went to collect our baggage - again Eva being the party taking action and responsibility to help us get our bags, with 1 of 3 damaged by CA handlers). Bad image CA, bad image."

Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "The food was not as good as other China airlines flights we have done, but was still above average."

Pros: "I got business class and I'm not sure why? Was it because it was my birthday?"

Pros: "Good staff got there on time"

Pros: "I was very impressed with China Airlines. They were very professional. The plane was relatively spacious and clean. The food was good and no delays. Very nice."

Pros: "Nice staff and fast boarding"
Cons: "Terrible seating and mediocre food"

Pros: "Great Taiwanese airline. It's not a Chinese airline despite the confusing name, so there is no safety concern and the passengers are nice and civilized people. Great service similar to other airline from Taiwan (EVA Air)."

Pros: "good entertainment options."
Cons: "food was not very good. The hot towels were cold. There was no one from China Airlines to help the 50 minute delayed passengers from the BKK to Teipei flight get through security and transfer to Teipei to SFO flight. It was very hectic with large crowds at security gates."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The cost public transportation made miss the flight and i had to buy a new ticket and i was not helped at All when i called the company"

Pros: "The staff is extremely friendly, speak great English and attentive. They sat me in an aisle, as per my request since I'm a bit of a nervous traveler. I really appreciate that."
Cons: "The boarding process took a long time and got delayed and seats were double and triple sat."

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: "I liked the large selection of movies and TV shows."
Cons: "The headphone jack on the chair wasn't working as well as it could have so it was hard to hear the movies I was trying to watch. I didn't like how the meals and lights being dimmed seemed to correspond to (and keep us on) the time zone of the place we were leaving instead of adjusting us to the time zone of the place we were going."

Pros: "Entertainment - good choices of movies and newer LCDs."
Cons: "Compared to Delta where they proactively offer unli cocktails and drinks to business class and comfort, I've never had one offer in my return trip. Had a technical malfunction twice which caused me to miss my 7am connecting flight by 2 mins. The next plane didn't even bother to wear for 2 mins even if they caused the delay. They gave a 250NT lunch voucher and asked to what til the next flight in the afternoon. That was the longest flight I experienced coming from New York."

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no notice, made us go off site to explore other options, no solution, booked another airline"

Cons: "I did not recieve an itenerary or reciept of purpose. This is very frustrating because it meant that I had to search for flight times and GUESS when my flight would leave. I'm very dissatisfied."

Pros: "Had a newer plane which was very nice with a cool wooden wall look."
Cons: "Maybe some more current movies."

Pros: "Staff were very nice and moved me up to an empty seat with more leg room after noticing I barely fit in the seat assigned to me. Food was better than expected."
Cons: "Normal economy seats aren't made for people over 5'5". You'll also probably have a hard time if the only language the know is English because while the crew try very hard, a lot of what they say in English is close to unintelligible."

Pros: "Generally comfortable. Friendly staff."
Cons: "Food was mediocre. Entertainment was limited. The screens were outdated, making it difficult to watch anything."

Cons: "Got to the gate and flight was booked, no seat, I was not on the list. Have trying to get refund by phone and e mail without response. Will never buy anything ever with kayak unless I get fully refunded."

Pros: "the one they call pork noodles was excellent lavatory at the back was clean even at the end of 12 hour flight"
Cons: "assigned seats 71 D & E had my head shaking when turbulence hit the plane. poor leg room as expected. i will continue to complain about this however fruitless, helpless & frustrating it is"

Cons: "they lost my oversized baggage both ways - arrived a day later both times ."

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