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DecemberMost popular time to fly (33% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$1,290(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$1,114or less

Good deal one-way

$690or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $690 or less one-way and $1,114 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to New York was found, on average, 69 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • While you won’t find any direct flights from Melbourne to New York, many airlines offer flights with one stopover, landing at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport or Newark Airport. If you’re flying into New York LaGuardia Airport you will have at least two stopovers. Multiple airlines including Qantas, United Airlines and Emirates have generous legroom of 81cm, and most of them also offer a luggage allowance of 23kg.
  • If you have a late-night flight, there are several 24-hour food options at Melbourne Airport and a couple of cafés that are open all day at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and Newark Airport, while vending machines are available at New York LaGuardia Airport – you will not be left hungry, no matter where or when you land. Drinking water stations are also available free of charge throughout all terminals at Melbourne Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport.
  • If you have a pet that you don’t want to take with you on your trip, Hanrob Pet Hotel is conveniently located at Melbourne Airport. They will pamper your cat or dog with gourmet meals and you can even have a Pet Skype session while you’re away. On the other hand, if you are taking your pet with you, there are pet relief areas available at all three New York airports, located in every terminal.
  • If you would like to freshen up after a long flight from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, you can head to the Airspace Lounge to have a shower. There are no showers available at New York LaGuardia Airport or Newark Airport, however spa services are available at all the New York airports.
  • If bad weather causes a long delay or even the cancellation of your next flight, speak to an airport employee at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to ask for one of the cots available for stranded travellers. Please note that these are only available to travellers who are stuck in the airport. If you are just tired or would like to spend the night in the vicinity of the airport after a late arrival, there are five hotels near the airport, all within five minutes of the terminals and offering a free shuttle transfer.

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to New York

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

Cons: "Flight crew not too interactive"

Cons: "Needs more variety of movies"

Pros: "I like how the crew made rounds hourly to provide drinks and ensure we are good! Also appreciated when they were able to accommodate last minute meal changes!!"

Pros: "Crew was amazing, food was great."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating crew."

Cons: "The flight was fantastic. It was a long flight but the flight attendants took excellent care to keep us comfortable."

Pros: "Delay of check in with upgrade"

Pros: "Crew was attentive, food tasted great, the whole experience wasn't anything like the American style companies that try to shake you down for every penny and still get get ripped off."
Cons: "The whole experience was great for flying economy long distance. I will 100% be looking for Japan air as an option for any flight I do in the future."

Pros: "Punctual and direct flight NRT-BOS. Time-efficient."

Pros: "No... no... no...."

Cons: "Flight attendants"

Pros: "The service are great!"

Pros: "Felt welcomed"
Cons: "Just felt a little cramped but not to bad"

Pros: "Overall is good :)"

Pros: "Everything about this flight was awesome. The food, the people, the seats in economy felt like first class. VERY polite and happy attendants compared to American Airlines who seemed to be annoyed by those on the flight."

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: "People were friendly - from check in right through to disembarkment."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Pros: "JAL made travelling with a toddler easy and the flight attendants were incredibly helpful and courteous."

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."

Cons: "Cancelled flight"

Pros: "I always like to fly JAL because of their excellent customer service. Very comfortable flight, too. Very smooth take-off and landing."

Cons: "The attendants were very pleasant and efficient. I will certainly prefer to fly JAL, especially if you could offer the lower rates. On the down side, it was very difficult to contact their customer service line. However their online help desk was very responsive."

Cons: "Bad seat near bathroom. Smelled like pee entire trip"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Landing was horrible worse landing I have ever had"

Pros: "Good space between seats. Cleanest of the restroom. Nice crew service"

Cons: "What did you dislike? I purchased our tickets back in November selecting which seats we wanted. When we arrived February 16th they stated we were "standby" after a debated discussion they found us some seats at the very back of the plane (not our selected seats). On our flight back they had us, my husband and I seating in separate sections on the plane (again not our selected seats) 6 rows away from each other. I will NOT recommend using Kayak in the future. Leslie Dickey"

Pros: "Space between the seats."
Cons: "Color of the seats."

Pros: "Flight attendants are all nice, polite and always smile. Good food and good entertainment."
Cons: "Waited for one and a half hrs before the plane took off, almost an hr went by then they announced some minor problem with engine. Good reason but they had a/c on so cold all these times. Also I would appreciate coffee or some drink while waiting...I guess that's not possible in this case."

Pros: "I really loved the food they served on the airline, along with the entertainment and the stuardesses. It made for a very enjoyable trip."
Cons: "We didn’t dislike anything except the comfort of the seats, but of course that is expected for the Economy Class."

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: "Entertainment options were good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre and long waits for restroom"

Pros: "Very warm attendants Excellent food for the price paid Highly professional crew Efficient boarding and ontime takeoff"

Pros: "As expected from JAL, the flight was amazing in every way. The food (the Japanese meal) was not typical airline food, it was actually very good. The courtesy packets had many useful items including eye refreshers, lip balm, and the bathrooms were kept very clean and stocked with both mouthwash and toothbrush/paste. All together as flawless and comfortable an experience as possible on a commercial carrier."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like, but if I could make a suggestion it would be to offer a larger selection of movies and shows on the long-haul flights. Also the cabin twmperature was a bit too warm but I understand that might vary from flight to flight."

Pros: "super comfortable seats, great food, huge monitor, non stop service for the 13 hours plus JFK-hnd new flight"
Cons: "Aisle seats not very private, remote control not intuitive to use"

Cons: "服务态度非常好"

Pros: "Check-in was swift and painless. Crews were pleasant. They gave my daughter a small toy before take off which made her happy. The seat was noticeably wider than any other airline I had taken before."
Cons: "Food was so so...although my daughter liked her kids meal (tater tots, chicken nuggests, veges, jam sandwitch, fruits, ice cream.)"

Pros: "Friendly and respectful staff, great meals, tasty!"

Pros: "The flights were generally ok. Flying coach.."
Cons: "My round trip had a total of 5 legs.. I had to get my luggage at every stop. I only had one destination so I was not expecting to get my luggage at every stop."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and solicitous and helpful. This is my third trip with JAL and I. Happy about it."

Pros: "All was fine"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing really special."
Cons: "They love the PA system. They want to make announcements in multiple languages all the time."

Pros: "Very comfortable, good movie/entertainment choices, great crew"

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

Pros: "I enjoyed their food very much, and the bathrooms are so clean! It made my trip easy. You will never regret using JAL."

Cons: "Food is not that good"

Pros: "Best and consistent service."

Pros: "Japan Airline employees are courteous and gracious. The plane and seats were comfortable, and they offered complimentary food and movies. I would definitely fly this airlines again."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like about this airlines."

Pros: "Good food and excellent service On time"
Cons: "There are not much choices for movies News uses Japanese only"

Pros: "Customer service is great."

Pros: "Awesome crew"
Cons: "Old seating"

Pros: "Time is good."
Cons: "With long flight these two are a must ! Food is very limited and needs to have more movies."

Pros: "Food is bland, boring. Entertainment contents are limited and old movies"
Cons: "As mentioned above, more new selections of movies. Better taste and quality of food, please."

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

Pros: "Crews are friendly"
Cons: "Need more food"

Cons: "Less announcements to interrupt the entertainment."

Cons: "Narita to Honolulu sector has not enough food for breakfast noting Honolulu airport has got nothing to offer!!!"

Pros: "The cabin crews were excellent. Food was delicious. Lots of leg room in Economy class. Overall had a great experience"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "The flight was relaxing and the layover in Tokyo was brief and comfortable."

Pros: "Flight departed on time, landed on time....excellent service, too."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The whole process from boarding to exit was perfect. The seats, the food the service was great"
Cons: "The movie selection is somewhat weak"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "Movies on board need upgrade"

Pros: "Very comfortable flights. Exceptional crew on and off the planes. Great food and drink/snack options. Lots of entertainment options as well."
Cons: "I have no complaints abouts my flights. Travel is tough at times but ANA made it seem easy."

Pros: "Great service, on time."
Cons: "Seats were designed for Japanese folks. Nothing like being stuffed into a center seat with narrow seats."

Pros: "The crews' smile and politeness were excellent."
Cons: "The line was way long to check in at the Narita International Airport."

Pros: "Clean and comfortable"

Pros: "Had the katsudon and it was great, love the little tapas dishes they include with it."
Cons: "Would have loved to get a hot towel and slippers. 787 got quite cold when sitting in the middle section. Didn’t seem to have any way to control it."

Pros: "Flight check-in counter was so nice and accommodating. Makes me never want to go back to rude America."

Pros: "I liked the way the pilot talked to us and let us know what was going on and still got us there on time even though our departure was slightly delayed."
Cons: "There had to be something better than pretzels."

Pros: "Friendly crew... awesome entertainment. Good drinks and food, one of the best traveling experiences I had. Thank you!"
Cons: "Same repeating music"

Pros: "Staff very friendlym Flight was on time."
Cons: "There is not entertainment at the plane even though is a international flight in a not low cost airline. The space between seat is quite small."

Pros: "crew very helpful from check in to deplane..i would suggest when arranging seat for couples or mother abd child make sure its to gether at first check in not later at another airport which was fine they did in manila..but from chicago they cant do it have to wait in japan and almost not done"
Cons: "the smell inside the airplane"

Pros: "I like the way the stewardesses treating all passengers especially economy class- very professional , attentive to needs and service with great smile- overall wonderful experience and to think I had never heard of this airline prior to flying it for the first time was very impressionable for me"
Cons: "The in flights entertainment was a little limiting to me- but with the great service by crew- it didn't matter so much . But a little more wide variety could go a long way - or more new releases"

Pros: "4-5 hours of lights out for sleeping, good selection of movies to make the trip go by quickly. Tasty food selection."

Cons: "Seats in economy were narrower than Eva Airlines"

Pros: "They came around often to see if we needed water or anything. Food was good."
Cons: "It was way to hot on the plane, I actually couldn't even sleep because I was sweating so much. They give out blankets so I would think it would skew to the cool side so people can adjust themselves. Nothing you can do when it is too hot other than suffer."

Pros: "nice.crew. actually able to book exit row.seat online. pre-check-in is great all you do at the airport is drop the bags .no long queues."
Cons: "boarding process is not organized. no travel amenities offered. (no slipper, had to ask for toothbrush) ..."

Cons: "More of an movie selection. Maybe up date movie ever 2-3 weeks as they become available for the company"

Pros: "Pleasant stewardesses"
Cons: "Expensive lunches, no entertainment unless you pay"

Pros: "Generally the fligt was wonderful."
Cons: "Of course I had a correct USB cable for i ad, I can not chage it."

Pros: "They made a special dessart for my niece and her husband for their honeymoon trip."
Cons: "Not realky."

Pros: "For such a long trip, it was pretty comfortable. The flight crew was friendly and helpful and the food was good"

Pros: "Food, staff, and entertainment."
Cons: "Tight space and the tray was on the dirty side."

Pros: "Great customer service and very kind staff!"

Pros: "Love the service provided by the flight crews. The landing was smooth and quick."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and the crew announced the same thing about it twice."

Pros: "on time, great service on flight"

Cons: "Flight were shaking badly several times and I feel dizzy"

Pros: "crew was awesome! Service was outstanding"
Cons: "a little warm on the plane. food was ordinary"

Cons: "Limited movie and news programs"

Pros: "Rather new plane; tight, hard, uncomfortable seat architecture. I'm 6 feet tall and 160 pounds -- probably about the 'ideal size' for design. Least comfortable long flight I've had in a very long time."

Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Flight was congested."

Pros: "The service is always top notch from the flight attendant, food is better than most airline and toilet is always clean. I could get a good seat with the leg room at my request."
Cons: "Entertainment, the variety of film is quite limited but they have good Japanese movie."

Pros: "Food is delicious and Crew are friendly."
Cons: "Transit hours at Narita were too long. Connecting flight was on the next day and need Visa to go out of the airport as the connecting area is not open 24 hours."

Pros: "Very quiet. Plane very clean"

Pros: "Overall everything was good... Good food, comfortable and new plane"

Pros: "Smooth flight with great service"

Pros: "The food, service and entertainment options were definitely good."

Pros: "Great comfort."
Cons: "Limited entertainment compared to other airlines."

Pros: "Good service"

Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "A comfort kit on a ultra long haul flight goes a long way"

Pros: "The crew was very polite and very helpful. Boarding process was smooth and easy, however, the Singapore airport has security checks at every gate prior to boarding. This meant that after clearing this security process at the gate, bathrooms were not available until after boarding the flight and drinking water stations were not easily found in the secure boarding area. The aircraft was comfortable, menus were distributed early so that meal options could be made with full information in advance. The food was good and made available at routine intervals."
Cons: "On a 14 hour flight, staying well hydrated is very critical and difficult. It would have been nice for the crew to make more frequent trips through the cabin to offer just water refills to keep passengers hydrated and reduce plastic cup usage."

Pros: "What can I Say. It's Singapore Airlines"

Pros: "Nothing special."
Cons: "Meal was disappointing. Beef was overcook and hard. Service quality is just okay."

Pros: "Amazing services and foods"
Cons: "The business class seat was great"

Cons: "Flat beds on second flight"

Pros: "The crew was very helpful and courteous."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and I decreased my time in Singapore"

Pros: "Crew was okay"
Cons: "Did not get the food I chose. Seats were not clean and clumsy"

Cons: "For business class SQ, the crew service was severely sub-par. Seat arrangement same as in bigger 777, so actual space is much shorter and therefore uncomfortable for sleeping and lounging."

Cons: "Change the food menu, boring with the same menu"

Cons: "Luggages did not arrive with the flight as it should be. It got lost in Sydney from Queenstown on flight SQ 6683 operated by Virgin Australia (VA 162)."

Pros: "Seats with entertainment"

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."

Cons: "Seat space could be wider for working"

Pros: "Service was great on both sectors"
Cons: "Premium economy seat is still not comfortable enough in comparison with economy."

Cons: "Old plane. Technology didn't work"

Cons: "Excellent flight service no"

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

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: "All"
Cons: "Too much stop over"

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "Delayed"

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: "We love Singapore Airlines, seriously it's not hard, you just have staff that care, clean comfortable air craft, good inflight entertainment. Are you listening American and British Airways?"
Cons: "Please move this service to DFW and displace the rubbish transatlantic service that is there"

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"

Pros: "First class service with economy prices via Kayak! Blankets, pillows, full meals, snacks, entertainment, hot towels before take off and landing. The crew is always spot on! I love Singapore airlines!"

Pros: "Comfortable, full service through the night.."

Pros: "easy check in process and the crew was awesome. friendly and attentive to all passengers. great food as well."

Pros: "I’ve flown with a lot of airlines in every class. This was an economy class flight and still the food was better than I’ve received in business class on American. The seat was comfortable, the entertainment options varied and extensive and the cabin team were amazing. They clean the bathrooms between uses. Seriously how do other airlines still exist?"
Cons: "No free upgrade? ;-). But that’s unreasonable. I love this airline having not flown with them for 4 years I don’t understand why!"

Pros: "The ground staff at JFK, especially Jon, were very helpful and friendly. The flight crew was also very friendly."

Pros: "I liked there was entertainment"
Cons: "It was an old tired plane"

Pros: "The A380 is an amazing plane. The flight was smooth and the engine sounds were fairly low."
Cons: "Waiting on line to check in was more than a half hour although there were probably only 10 people ahead of me. Got a hard time on the weight of my carry-on being more than 7kg although I had to point out that my ticket allowed me two bags that were 23kg each - I had nothing to check. Eventually, when I pointed out that I could wear enough of the clothes from the carry on, they agreed to let me take it on. On board, the service was cold, bland and infrequent. The entertainment system lost sound perhaps 20 minutes into the flight."

Pros: "I like the services from Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "Your web site tried to charge me $90 for aisle seat, do you agree that this is a big joke or what? I have decided no use your company any more. Not sure why a great airlines like Singapore Airlines would partner with your company???"

Pros: "Efficient courteous and attractive crew. Good food drink selection and great entertainment system."
Cons: "Unfortunately the plane was an older 777-200 with smaller TV screens but otherwise fine."

Pros: "The hot towels twice during the flight was great"
Cons: "Really just the food"

Cons: "It is really good experience. All the flight attendants are good"

Pros: "they even addressed me by name"

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

Pros: "First class airline. Great flight, great service, and even the food is better than "not bad". Seriously, Singapore Air offers flights between the U.S. and Asia at very competitive rates, but never seems to skimp on customer care. A well-done experience from start to finish..."

Pros: "Really recommended . Wait alittle longer but i got a free tour go around Singapore ."

Pros: "As usual, plane is in good shape and crew are well trained. Nothing wrong with all the basics, but Singapore Air has definitely lost its lustre."
Cons: "For heaven's sake, please don't announce a boarding procedure and then not follow it. If you want to have a free-for-all rugby scrum to get on the plane, so be it. But don't announce boarding by rows/groups and then not make even a lame attempt to adhere to it."

Pros: "Crew was attentive and nice."
Cons: "Cabin was beat up and worn out."

Pros: "Great entertainment, good service, clean plane."
Cons: "The lasagna was pretty dry and meh."

Pros: "The crew were all very polite, well mannered, and helpful."
Cons: "As a strict vegan, I had ordered a vegan meal. I was given a meal labeled as vegan, though it in fact was not. I reported the incident to customer service, who responded only with apathy. :("

Cons: "Wearing a face vizor on top of the face mask is silly"

Pros: "no"
Cons: "respect"

Pros: "Crew was very helpful"

Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Crew was receptive"
Cons: "Food boarding"

Pros: "The crew was exceptional! Seat was comfortable and extra seat not occupied next to me giving me extra elbow room also in addition to sufficient leg room."
Cons: "I would have a few suggestions but it would rise the price of ticket significantly. We got what we paid for."

Pros: "Crew is good. Flight got delayed"
Cons: "Food is good."

Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."

Pros: "On time. No problems"

Cons: "Be aware! "When customers purchase tickets they are paying for transportation for the specific class designated on their ticket and not for specific seat assignments. Seat assignments can never guarantee." This is what they emailed me when they did that to me on my pre-selected & confirmed seats!!"

Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Qatae Airways is second to non as always"

Pros: "I flew Qatar from Doha to NYC and the meal quality and options were excellent. I also enjoyed the amount of new Hollywood movie releases and music options."

Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Everything."

Pros: "The Crew has been excellent"
Cons: "When I arrived at the Airport in Arusha (JRO) my reserved row 23 aisle seats for the DOH to JFK segment were changed to the (last cabin section row 31); also my aisle seat was changed to a middle seat Food was better from JFK to DOH Entertainment was lacking - movie and TV selection was poor for 20+ hours of flight time"

Pros: "Stellar crew -- super friendly, served water/juices constantly, polite, attentive. To be commended Great choice of movies and entertainment but no wifi???"
Cons: "This was an older 777 -- no wifi -- pretty surprising on such a key flight at DOH-JFK! This is not the airline's fault but I had a crazy lady next to me who was very disoriented, who could not speak English and needed assistance. No one would deal with her! She had a little pouch with her name on it -- like a UM -- so someone knew something was not right when they put her on the flight. I bought drinks inside the terminal for this 14 hour flight but they were all confiscated at the additional security at the gate!! WTF"

Pros: "Need to give people cheap access to wifi"

Pros: "Very comfortable wii sleeping compartment"

Pros: "Did not provide hotel even in a 10 hours lay over. The security personel does not know how to behave with passengers."

Pros: "Comfortable, on time"

Pros: "Qatar airlines had the nicest planes I have ever been on, not to mention the most beautiful and clean airport."

Pros: "Leaving that god forsaken airport after hours of waiting in lines."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Hindu meal only be vegetarian"
Cons: "All is good"

Pros: "Excellent service from the crew. Flight on time."

Cons: "I had a long trip and as a result I had lost my voice, and the crew had no patient at all. I feel like she just wanted to check the box instead of really making sure I got what I wish for food wise."

Cons: "Some crews are not accommodating."

Cons: "While stay in Doha the did not give any food vochcher for 21 hours what they think no body eat in 21 hours I go to counter they refused next time I will not travel"

Cons: "They announced everything in English and Arabic and repeated the same announcement multiple times. The entertainment is good but frustrating that it is constantly interrupted with announcement about everything. I have never heard that many on any other plane. The announcement about customs paperwork was long and done 2 times in English and 2 times in Arabic. There safety video is soooo long and again is done in two languages. It was just all too much. Besides that everything was great."

Pros: "Great on board bar"

Pros: "same"
Cons: "same"

Pros: "The was very hospitalty"
Cons: "Every thing was amazing"

Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."

Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."

Pros: "Plane was perfect"
Cons: "Transit was just tedious very long line , had to wait for along time. The crew have very strong accent which makes difficult to understand them, but they are very nice and helpful"

Pros: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "More movies, no wifi, better food"

Pros: "SPECIALLY THE CREW SERVICE EXCELLENT"

Pros: "Service & cleanliness."
Cons: "Nothing I remember."

Pros: "Considering how long it was, not much could have been better. It wasn't too crowded, so the seat next to me was free, which made getting some sleep easier."

Pros: "Clean plane, esp. the bathrooms. Sufficient bathroom amenities. Attendants always checking bathrooms for cleanliness. Very friendly attendants yet not overpowering. This flight, the films are a bit better but still not the most recently films are on offer. Nobu's seafood soup noodles was the best!"
Cons: "Not interested in the menu's main courses. Fruits were not sweet at all. Must improve on your cappuccino. Nobu's seafood soup noodle did not come with chopsticks."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was friendly and attentive to passengers (I give them 4.5 stars). The seats are comfortable. The plane was clean."
Cons: "My 18 year old daughter (turned 18 on December 20, 2016) was singled out, searched extensively bodily and her bag, for no reason what-so-ever. It was a traumatizing experience for her... needless to say, nothing was found and no explanation was given. The seats recline too far back so that the person behind cannot enjoy what they are watching. The crew has to keep asking the passengers in front to pull their chairs up slightly."

Pros: "Service was good."
Cons: "Need to provide more variety for vegetarian food. Cannot serve the same food for every meal on a long haul flight. Provide more entertainment options, more episodes of sitcoms, more movie options, more language options."

Cons: "Check in to the boarding lounge was a bit chaotic and there were a lot of angry customers yelling at airline staff. The process needs to be improved."

Pros: "everything!"

Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."

Cons: "They supposed to provide Wheel chair for my elderly mother in Law who had a foot fracture, was very hard /painful to walk. I confirmed the wheelchair option well advance before her travel date in Qatar Airways Web site. I got the confirmation also in the Qatar Airways Web site. I usually fly with my family as I have a big family with couple of children and elderly. I will never fly Qatar again, this was the 1st and the last fly with Qatar airways."

Cons: "Flight attendants raising shades so that light was in your face. Blocking aisles near bathrooms"

Cons: "No entertainment service from Doha to New York"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Flight attendants could have been nicer. Seats were not that comfortable."

Pros: "Good"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Everything was outstanding"
Cons: "Nothinng really"

Cons: "Nothing as such"

Pros: "Professional behavior of staff and overall cleanliness."

Cons: "Airport helpers at both airport are not dealing properly. Newark wheelchair employees were demanding for big money as tips. Why money is charged to use trolley to move luggage????"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Service, seats in bad shape, screen not working, ......"

Pros: "Loved the spaciuos seats and great leg room. Food superb!"
Cons: "Annoying passenfer who peobably drank too much"

Pros: "We went almost 4hours without water served"

Pros: "The staff was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I did not get the seat that I booked online. This made things a little hard for me."

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 journey ending"
Cons: "The length of travel!"

Pros: "The cabin crew was attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The flight seemed crowded and did not have enough room for carry on baggage."

Pros: "Travelled Business Class - a great experience."
Cons: "Slow to board."

Pros: "Everything was amazing, from check in to deplaning. I’m going to sign up on their frequent flyer program."

Pros: "The plane was spacious and we had really good seats , next to the toilet and wall in front of us. Super, as we were traveling with a toddler and he was able to sit on the floor in front of us and play with his toys. Food came out promptly and was tasty. Loved the goodies for the kids, little blanket and scotch pad."
Cons: "The delay in boarding! It’s hard work when traveling with a toddler."

Pros: "Price, comfort, ice, food and drinks"
Cons: "I just don’t like discomfort of others moving their seat back."

Pros: "The food was good and the service was great. I also had a great seat in the front row."
Cons: "We were delayed by over 2 hours We had no where to park when we landed so we had to wait for buses to take us toche terminal There was no new and exciting movies that excited me"

Pros: "quality and friendship"
Cons: "Electronic Entert can be more accessible More access to news"

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."

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!"

Cons: "Space very cramped."

Cons: "The ac wasn't working properly just hot air being blown"

Pros: "Everything very, very good!!!"

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: "Extremely quiet plane since they placed people in front of the half empty plane. Great plane food and internet access, limited to text but still incredibly useful to text people from the air."

Pros: "5000 channels. Entire Alien movie series :) Also food was excellent."

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"
Cons: "none"

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: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The food was great"
Cons: "The fleight was great too"

Cons: "Fanatics"

Pros: "Seats are a bit narrow,but enough room for legs."

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "good service"

Pros: "Staff very nice. Food good. Loved the stewardesses outfits!"

Pros: "Comfortable seat Hostesses were professional and very service oriented - not forgetting your request. Service with a smile Very sooth flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Attentive service, had a special treat for me as it was my birthday."

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