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8.6
Singapore Airlines
Overall score based on 3,885 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I liked that on the longest leg of my trip - I had an entire row to myself to stretch out. Im old, things like that are important...along with compression socks...haha!"
Cons: "I think the food - I dont know exactly what, because we're on a plane - but I think it could be a bit more appealing? More greens, colors? Not sure, but it was okay."

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: "Excellent crew and very well dressed and always smiling"
Cons: "The lights were switched off for a very long time. That can be avoided"

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

Pros: "The crew did a wonderful job of anticipating needs and having all the little ammenities you could want."
Cons: "They gave you a menu at the start of the flight but didn't serve any of that food, and the food wasn't very good"

Pros: "Crew was polite."
Cons: "For such a long journey, the plane could have been nicer."

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

Cons: "We had to go through security after coming in from international and I went through a biometric scanner which I’ve done 100’s of Times I was very unnecessarily felt up for 10 minutes. I had shorts and a T-shirt on, and was pretty sure after the 1st round of groping that there was nothing there"

Pros: "Handset to control screen didn’t work. Airline reimbursed me with $75 voucher for inflight duty-free shop."

Cons: "Aircrew took my carry on away while I was waiting to board saying it was too large; left me without the essential items I wanted during the 19.5 hours in the air and two plane changes. Other people were allowed to keep carry ons bigger than mine so I don't understand why they did this."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Satisfied and feel good on Singapore airlines, definitely will consider next trip"

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: "We loved the service, quality of food, entertainment, and cleanliness of Singapore Airlines flight!"
Cons: "Economy is still tightly packed with limited leg room considering the distance traveled."

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."

Pros: "Friendly crew I like that a lot. The diabetes food choice ecselent Thank you"
Cons: "The toilets were very dirty"

Pros: "Love the promptness of services, always with a smile!"

Cons: "In spite of ordering vegetarian food, was offered a non-vegetarian option and was told that is Asian vegetarian. Food quality was bad too."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "Seats in economic class are not too contraint in space, food was good and entertainment system quite nice with large si play screen and large movie selection"

Pros: "The service from the Singapore Airlines is always impeccable. The food is delicious. The business class seat is spacious and wider than all the US airlines. There are plenty storage space in your seat space. The entertainment system has many choices and has a lot new release movies and shows."
Cons: "Unfortunately, the ride on Boeing 777 is not as smooth as the Airbus'. The noise in the cabin is louder. The seat is comfortable but the bed is not. First, the flat bed is not transformed by a button and it needs a physical person to flip it over. The mat is thin and I can feel some hard edges while lying down. The noise from the engine transmits to the bed and it is hard to sleep even with the noise cancellation headphone."

Pros: "Premium economy"

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: "food. schedule was on time"

Pros: "Entertainment even in economy class was excellent -- tons of movies, games, etc. Cabin crew were friendly. Bathroom was very large."
Cons: "In economy, seating was incredibly tight (very little legroom) and at least in my seat, very little reclining. For a 14 hour flight through the night, it made it very difficult to actually get any rest. Food was OK."

Pros: "Like the food"

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"

Pros: "Crews are truly nice and patient"
Cons: "Crews are very nice, food are not really good"

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: "Helpful staff and a comfortable trip. A plus all the way around"

Cons: "They reschudle my flight beaucase I have anxiety. It's my birthday today. I'm suppose to be in China celebrating me and my grandma's birthday right now. Apparently anxiety is something that Singapore airline are very concerned about me, that needs a doctor note to prove that I'm okey to fly. poor coummcation skill and power play"

Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Crew, plane, punctuality"

Pros: "Had good experience on Bangalore sfo return journey. In particular your ground staff and aboard the flight were so warm and receptive. Only thing is that seating in the economy class could a little more better. Thnx SA"

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

Cons: "cramped uncomfortable seats freezing cold in the plane"

Pros: "great service. new plane. excellent video system."
Cons: "not much to complain about."

Pros: "Aircraft was OK."
Cons: "Cabin crew service can definitely be better. Should offer more snacks for long flights."

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: "Everything"
Cons: "I have no complaint"

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

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Cabin too hot"

Pros: "Just as previous reviews mentioned, this is a top notch airline even when flying coach. The staff was courteous and attentive, the food was good and the flight overall was comfortable. I'd fly with Singapore again in a heartbeat."

Pros: "I like your new entertainment devices and big screen"
Cons: "the number of movies is a little bit less. the category of videos is not clear."

Cons: "I didn't like that all of the shades for the windows were down for the whole flight. It's too many hours in the dark. We took off at noon and spent the entire flight in the dark. Too many hours in the dark. Then land when night time. More darkness. With flight and wait till sun rise it's like 26 hours of darkness."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Quality of food was good"

Pros: "Bigger space for legs room"
Cons: "The food"

Cons: "The flight departed over one hour late from SFO and caused a mis-connection at Taipei,"

Pros: "Everything are good"

Pros: "The crew was very attentive."
Cons: "There were not a lot of movie options."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly. Very clean toilets."
Cons: "Maybe add more movies."

Pros: "Stewardesses were very pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "All was ok"

Pros: "Special meal options: I enjoyed seafood meal."
Cons: "Departure was delayed and arrival at Taipei was also delayed"

Pros: "Flight is online"
Cons: "Flight Attendants performed acceptable. They pushed the table cart and hit me twice without apologizing."

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Clean, efficient and friendly."

Pros: "Boarding was orderly, restroom is clean & tidy, good legroom beteeen seats, landing was smooth"
Cons: "Orderly boarding"

Pros: "First time to fly on EVA, heard lots of good reports about the airline. It was not bad but I expected more. Was nothing close the service you get on ANA, Thai Air or even Philippine Airlines. Smile once in awhile EVA Attendants..."
Cons: "Food was the worst airplane food I’ve ever had. Entertainment and movie selection was not great. But it is geared more towards the Chinese market, maybe those movies are better. Crew was professional but cold as ice. Think I got one smile from a an Attended."

Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Booked/ paid/ and got refused to fly by Evaair as they and Justfly didn’t process the ticket properly even after received money for a month."

Pros: "People were lovely and efficient"
Cons: "Seats were pretty ordinary"

Pros: "Service was great and plates of food were delicious."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I like the staff, they were helpful and kind."
Cons: "I having to wait to use bathroom."

Pros: "Pleasant looking"
Cons: "Very rude to customers Not friendly Shouts at passengers Overall, not passenger friendly with no customer care skill set"

Pros: "Everything amazing"

Cons: "Service could be better. One flight attendant was sick but still working."

Cons: "Food could be better. Might consider to add ice cream as desserts. Cakes for desserts were tasteless. Need to provide bottled water instead of pouring water half full. ANA beats EVA in these little extra details."

Pros: "Comfortable and clean overall but an older plane."
Cons: "Had an older plane. Seats were smaller than previous flight (narrower, less leg room) Entertainment screens were tiny."

Cons: "the boarding was a mess because there are two very close schedules in 12am"

Pros: "All good except...."
Cons: "The seat reservation made on line was not honored upon check in. Had reserved an aisle seat and got stuck in the middle"

Cons: "Food ia not that good. Need to have more flavoryy"

Cons: "Flight was too long."

Pros: "Service and boarding were very nice and smooth. Food and entertainment were excellent."

Pros: "Seat is reasonably comfortable in Eco Plus"
Cons: "Flight departed 30 minutes late, gate in SFO was a mad house with no practical lounge options for *G (must use UA Club in T3 which is a 10-15 minute walk). Please also give more than a thimble of water / beverages - serving sizes are tiny compared to US airlines."

Pros: "A bit spacious seat in economic class"
Cons: "Too crowded due to 4 airlines come together"

Pros: "Puntuality"

Pros: "Flight was on time. Plane was clean and facilities were kept in good order. MUCH better than flying on United."

Cons: "Salad dressing tasted weird."

Pros: "Clean and efficient. Catered to our needs. Definitely would travel them again."

Pros: "I was able to request a special meal, vegetarian, before my flight, food was served hot and very tasty"
Cons: "For me, they always leave the lights on way too long. But did find a nice blindfold in the bathroom to block out the light."

Pros: "Liked the way they do their boarding Comfortable flight"

Pros: "Staffs are all very polite and well mannered"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The movie selection was ok. Could be better."
Cons: "Is there anyway to get the tv screens to be less bright? The guy in front of me had movies playing and I could not sleep because the screen was shining right in my face. The food. ick. Airplane food is bad as it is but this was terrible. I had some pork over rice dish that was grody with an overly sweet dessert cake/pudding concoction. The breakfast congee was ok."

Cons: "None"

Cons: "We nearly dehydrated during the trip. We're EXTREMELY skimpy on drinks. Had to ask 3x before I'd get something"

Pros: "I enjoyed the movies, the food was good, and services"

Pros: "The flight attendants were on point and very well trained. Decent legroom in Economy class and decent inflight entertainment. Flight on tune and boarding was seamless. Will fly EVA air again."
Cons: "Food was decent but could have been better. Entertainment was ok but could have used more choices. Not much too gripe about though."

Pros: "Friendliness and courtesy of crew, modern plane and good food. Well definitively fly EVA more!"
Cons: "In my Emergency seat position, whenever someone opened the washroom door, the washroom light would wake me as the light would shine in my eyes. Maybe offering eye cover for extended seat position would help."

Pros: "terrible boarding crew"

Pros: "Seat, service and food were excellent"
Cons: "No negatives on this flight"

Pros: "Seats were nice and plane was clean"
Cons: "The ticketing agent assured me that he would handle my bag. When I arrived in Taiwan, I did not receive my bag. I believe my lack of Chinese and their weak English contributed to this problem."

Cons: "The seats on the SFo -Tapei flight were very cramped."

Pros: "cheap airfare that includes check-in baggage, clean restrooms"
Cons: "Some brusque attendants at the counter and on the plane, cabin smells like pee (but only while boarding), standard legroom (72 cm), average food (Turkish Airlines is waaaay better)"

Cons: "We should have been told in Boston that we need visa to Australia, not an hour and a half before the flight"

Pros: "The crew was friendly, the flight went smoothly overall."
Cons: "I tried to request a vegan meal ahead of time but Hawaiian Airlines only offers special meal requests for international flights, which was very disappointing."

Pros: "Good experience overall"
Cons: "Having to pay for in flight entertainment on domestic route and small seats"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "Crying baby....ughh."

Pros: "I like that you could watch TV, movies, or listen to music."
Cons: "When we arrived to SFO the flight was delayed for mechanical issues. When they couldn't fix the plane they had to fly another one from the Island to get us. This resulted in over a 14 hour delay and ruining our plans for our first day. The wing in SFO was all under construction so if you wanted to get anything you had to leave security and go back through it over and over."

Pros: "Room for my tennis racket on the side"
Cons: "It was all good"

Cons: "My surfboard bag was ripped and all straps were broken and was then patched up with duct tape!!! What the F#€*?!! It looked like it fell off the plane and was run over. Plus my bike box was torn to bits and patched with duct tape and was cut open by someone’s knife, I ended up loosing bike parts because of this. Horrible bag handling by the crew!! This was all noticed when I picked up my bags in Auckland"

Cons: "No free blanket. No free entertainment."

Pros: "Amenities"
Cons: "Waiting for baggage at the baggage claim."

Pros: "I drink a lot of water and more so on flights. They weren’t apprehensive about serving me more than one glass of water/drinks (a problem i have had with other airlines)"
Cons: "The food was lack-luster and there werent any options (aside from the specialty diets that you can request ahead of time). They also did not provide any blankets or pillows during the flight and the AC was running the entire time."

Pros: "Rum punch with Hawaiian chips"
Cons: "Turkey sandwich"

Cons: "No food option for more restrictive diets."

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Expensive movie options"

Pros: "Nice crew, comfortable seat, good temperature."
Cons: "Appreciated the complimentary sandwich but since I am vegetarian had to pull the meat out and basically eat a cheese sandwich. Poor selection of "free" movies - just ended up reading."

Cons: "When I checked in i asked the agent to help me board early since I was carrying a fragile musical instrument. She said check back later. I had no seat assigned and was told I would be seated after all families were taken care of. I waited and waited and finally when everyone was boarded, I checked one last time because I was the only person left in the waiting area and the gate agent totally forgot about me. So she assigned me to a seat that had a wall in front of it and no storage space in the seat in front of me. I was livid. Thankfully I didn’t have to check the instrument but the hassle was a nightmare I really wanted to avoid."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Boarding didn’t take too long and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "WiFi on plane would be awesome!"

Pros: "I am so happy you sent a survey! I have been wanting to sen a compliment to the women that was at the gate counter the day of my flight 11/30/17 flt 41. I watched her handle multiple difficult situations. In a severely stressful moment insane her handle with such grace and professionalism. She deserves a personal pat on the back and a raise:)"
Cons: "Customer service"

Pros: "The free run punch and chips they serve right before landing."
Cons: "Reserved seats and they were not honored. Instead we were stuck in the next to last row. Agents were unapologetic and did not care."

Pros: "Easy"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Let me think, food was free. Some of the staff was friendly. Glad was the flight was quick, because I don't think I could deal with that staff anymore than the few interactions I had with them."
Cons: "Lets start with the boarding process. Its not organized and just a huge mess. This zone boarding thing is very old school and no where is there a screen saying which zone is boarding, you have to listen for the quiet announcement and hope you heard it correctly, because they only say it once. When on board, the staff I dealt with was having a bad day or something, because slamming drinks down on tray tables and cups in to a half full cup must be the norm. The passenger next to me mentioned that the staff was very rude to me, as I was pretty passive at the time. The seats are somewhat comfortable, but when the staff tells you not to lean back because the lady behind you doesn't have enough leg room, then whats the point of paying for comfort plus. The food may be free, but if you want some sort of entertainment, TV shows or movies, it isn't free. Everything must be paid for on this flight. You pay a pretty penny to get on these flights only for them to up-sell you on everything! This airline needs some major changes to staff and technology."

Pros: "Ontime , friendly , comfortable, they really do take care of you"

Pros: "Good price, food and drink free, cocktail prior to landing in Oahu, accommodate to have two seats together"
Cons: "Didn't know seat assignment ahead of time, in flight entertainment needed to be paid for"

Pros: "Everything else was great. Customer Service was amazing. Food was just good. Nothing fancy. Nice to have snacks also. Thank you"
Cons: "The delay was long-although because of traffic that morning I was late also, but we were 1hr 45 minutes late leaving."

Pros: "Loved the meal"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything went well"

Pros: "There was a female pilot"
Cons: "Staff was not friendly. Too many announcements. Food inedible."

Pros: "Staff was very friendly"
Cons: "You had to pay for movies"

Pros: "We love Hawaiian Airlines. It is by far the best airline to get to Hawaii. Maui is my home so I fly to and from here a lot and have experienced many different airline companies. Do yourself a favor and fly Hawaiian."

Cons: "The long wait to get through the TSA line as I was in a wheelchair. It took over 15 minutes to get a female attendate."

Pros: "I really appreciated the pillow & blanket. I've always wondered why you guys keep it so cold."
Cons: "The hot meal was nice, but I'd prefer salad and soup in this kind of setting."

Pros: "Surprise lunch with wine, gratis--like airlines used to be!"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Too crowded, lousy food"

Pros: "Hawaiian is always wonderful. Still offer free in-flight HOT meal, free glass of wine, cheap headsets if needed. On time, polite crew."

Pros: "Fun hawaiian theme to get you in the hawaiian spirit before landing"
Cons: "Tight seating. Especially when your next to an overweight person and there is no way to climb over them to get to the restroom and they are taking up part of your seat."

Pros: "The tropical twist to the food served on board."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Child kicking my chair and punching the touchscreen behind my chair throughout the flight. Parents didn't do anything but act like they didn't see how annoyed I was when I glanced at them more than once."

Cons: "Stood in line for 2 hours at Honolulu Airport to drop off bags. We had to be pulled out of the line as our flight was boarding and had to run to the gate. There was no time to eat or anything else. The flight attendants are not helpful nor do they smile much. I asked for something minor on two of the Hawaiian Airlines flight legs on my trip and was told they would come to my seat to see me. (One was for an extra blanket as I had cold air blowing on me and the other was to take my rubbish) They never did. I have never encountered this with any Airline before."

Pros: "Love the preloaded Ipads in first class. Not sure what entertainment was in coach."

Cons: "the one hour delay"

Pros: "Not really Thier fault as they were waiting on the ground crew but they could have at least turned on the A/C. We were very hot in there waiting."

Pros: "Very nice helpful people at Hawaiin airlines"
Cons: "There was a little delay due to my flight being over sold, but Hawaiin airlines as quick to react by switching to a bigger plane. We took off late but still ended up landing on time. wow!"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "which is actually a good thing on a trip like this one"

Pros: "I upgraded my seat while checking in and was satisfied with the amount of leg room I had."
Cons: "While I apprecite the airline wanting to stand out and serving food, but I'm allergic to eggs. Egg sandwiches were served for breakfast."

Pros: "I always love flying Hawaiian. Everyone is nice, the plane is comfortable, and it gets me excited about coming home from school."
Cons: "I wish there was at least two snack services throughout the 5 hour flight."

Pros: "Friendly team, efficient boarding, clean."
Cons: "No wifi. Charge for pillows, blankets, headphones."

Pros: "Relaxing and free tv."
Cons: "Very hospitable ."

Pros: "Everything l just Love it .takin off and landing was Absolutely Flawless congratulations TO The Pilot."
Cons: "Absolutely,Nothing At all"

Pros: "I like the option to upgrade for a paid seat. Having the window sit with the middle seat available provides extra space."
Cons: "Categorizing travellers together."

Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable. Food taste is ok. One of our checked bags was not loaded."

Pros: "Crew were very hospitable and helpful."
Cons: "More leg room on long international flights."

Cons: "Catering and professionalism of the crew could have been better."

Cons: "The food service could have been better . Quality is poor ! There was one lunch service, breakfast service and one snack service through 19.5 hours of nonstop flight. We were hungry through out as the quantities were so little and barely there . The toilets were bad and didn’t even carry tissues"

Pros: "Seats are ok, not super comfortable. Legroom are kinda limited but the monitor screens are great and user friendly."

Pros: "Checkin experience was great. Boarding was great. The crew was great"
Cons: "The movies were old. Not many new releases to choose from"

Cons: "Icecream too hard"

Pros: "Very professional and attentive"

Pros: "Good selection of movies and excellent inflight entertainment overall. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Seats were very small."

Cons: "Worst international trip I have taken in my 51 years. Was so cramped in my seat i literally could not move or reach for my things under my seat. Never again taking Cathay Pacific."

Pros: "Air hostesses service"
Cons: "Food quality"

Pros: "Overall good experience"
Cons: "Food can be improved a lot"

Pros: "Pleased that the flight departed on time and arrived 50 minutes early. Sad that waiting for my luggage frittered away the time we gained by arriving early."
Cons: "Having your bags tagged as “priority “ really doesn’t mean anything. Watched nearly two flights’ luggage go by on the carousel before mine came out. This is becoming the norm over the past several months for most airlines and airports. I don’t mind waiting for my bags. I do mind waiting with a false expectation of priority service."

Pros: "Food for economy was great. Entertainment system great."
Cons: "Left half hour late."

Pros: "Food was fine. Everything was run efficiently. I have no complaints."

Pros: "The vegetarian food was excellent every time."
Cons: "I could. It select a seat ahead of the flight. I got stuck in the middle of a row. I see the same for my return flight. I do not understand why I cannot preselect a seat."

Pros: "Great food, service, and timeliness."
Cons: "I wish the seats were more comfortable for such a long flight."

Cons: "Indian vegetarian meal was not great"

Cons: "There was no toiletries and slippers. Snacks should be given timely. It should not ask for it."

Pros: "The plane was late for no reason. Missed my connection in Hong Kong. Cathay pacific gave me a voucher for 9usd, it was insulting and ill not fly with them again"
Cons: "The plane was late for no reason. Missed my connection in Hong Kong. Cathay pacific gave me a voucher for 9usd, it was insulting and ill not fly with them again."

Pros: "Great staff and food"
Cons: "Flight arrived from SFO 15 min late, and airline cancelled numerous connecting flights to various cities, including mine to Hanoi from Hong Kong. Offered to rebook 10hr later with 40 HK food credit. Happened to my uncle and cousins 1 month earlier on exact same legs. Would not recommend any layover with this airline in hong Kong for less than an hour. Numerous phone calls from me to sort this out, which resulted on another carrier to Hanoi."

Pros: "Brand new A350-900 airplane. Better movie selection. Nicer bathrooms."
Cons: "No more advanced seat selection except for an additional $180. No more serving wine and beer with dinner although I think its still available on request. A lot more screaming kids on the flight. Cathay is becoming more like the budget Chinese airlines. Sad."

Pros: "Most of the stuff was regular flights"
Cons: "Even after explicitly asking them for Hindu vegetarian food they gave me chicken with the wrong label. I realized it after eating a bite. They should not have done this mistake."

Pros: "attentive and courteous crew members Landed more than an hour early extremely smooth landing toilets were clean till the end though it was a 15 hr flight"
Cons: "smaller flights"

Pros: "Great service from the flight attendants."

Pros: "The smile that never ends on all the crews. Sespite their hard work, they never cease to smile and so gracious"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I wasn’t"
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact I had a different gate on my boarding pass. We were waiting at terminal 2 for 5 hours thingking that’s where our gate was. One hour before our boarding I come to find out that our gate was in a whole other terminal, we almost missed our flight. We would have missed it if I didnt as the ticket counter when is the Seattle flight going to go up on the screen. Poor communication on Alaska airlines part. Not very happy with that I had to rush to the other terminal because I had the wrong information on my boarding pass."

Pros: "Although we booked the fight online, we were able to call the airline directly and got seat assignments for all the flights. Very pleased to speak to a person than navigate on computer."

Cons: "Hardly any Indian movies for 15 hours flight. Other flights have more options. Pl aying games was terrible without a handset. Seats are cramped. There was 2 fruits for an Indian vegetarian option and when we asked how come there is no desert they say that is the option which is comes with."

Pros: "They are very Harsh, There was no service at all."
Cons: "Airhostess response is very poor."

Pros: "very comfortable."

Pros: "Crew assistance, comfort and food"
Cons: "Very less choices of movies in entertainment systems. Also entertainment controls could be better"

Pros: "Offering excellent services to handicapped passengers proactively"
Cons: "After landing in Hong Kong the local airport services to the disabled need better organisation/communication. They claimed that the SFO Cathay Pacific check-in staff had not included me in the list of wheel-chair requesters while I knew that the opposite was true"

Pros: "What you'd expect from a Cathay flight. The abundant entertainment options was a pleasant surprise."
Cons: "There was quite a delay, which was a shame."

Pros: "Service at every step and level."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Being an experienced traveller, I am for the first tine encounter a female flight attendant who was not only impolite to passengers, and kicked toilet doors!"

Cons: "unable to move around, seat was stiff, stuffy in the rear of the plane,"

Pros: "Crew behaviour"
Cons: "Food was bad..more snacks needed...movie list was not updated ...should be more Bollywood movie"

Pros: "Nice crew. Economy seats ok."
Cons: "Really bad food. Ran out of noodles for breakfast and had the worst 'eggs""

Pros: "Hospitality was good. PRO was excellent."
Cons: "Jain Vegetarian Food was not satisfactory. It requires improvement."

Cons: "Hindi movies not that many choices."

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable. My head kept rolling forward when sleeping because there was not enough recline. Couldn't sleep my entire 14 hour flight."

Pros: "Excellent crew service, comfortable seats."
Cons: "A little difficult to understand the announcement in English."

Pros: "Better hindu veg meal"
Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "The crew and staff were generally friendly and the food was fine."
Cons: "For the first time in thirteen years traveling with my guitar, I was forced to check in my guitar, potentially in violation of the US Department of Transportation's rule on musical instruments. While my guitar thankfully arrived in good condition, this caused an unnecessary amount of stress in my 24 total hours of travel. I'd highly advise Cathay Pacific to revise their inflexible stance towards musical instruments, as many passengers brought carry-on bags which were much larger than my guitar in its case."

Pros: "Everything- I had 3 seats to relax and sleep. The food was excellent for the vegetarian option."
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Food sitting position checking in"

Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "I didn't got my Indian vegetarian food"

Cons: "Seats not comfortable Not great selection of western movies"

Pros: "The food was great and the service was good as well."
Cons: "They did not give us instant noodle when we asked for it and the seats in Economy did not have foot rest in front like Singapore Airline."

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."

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

Pros: "Great check-in with Weimao, if I remember right. Got through security fairly quickly. Boarding was fine, a long way to the back . . ."
Cons: "The worst earphones I’ve ever used. They fell out at least 100 times while trying to watch Dumbo. There seemed to be reasonably good programming, but I wasn’t going to continue with those earphones. My ears were sore after trying many ways to get them to stay in my ears."

Pros: "The airplane is clean all the time."

Pros: "The crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "I wish seat is more comfortable and I wish updated movies."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "At least nicer flight attendant and better service"

Pros: "The seats reclined farther than any I’ve ever experienced (aside from Business or First Class). Attractive, friendly, and patient flight attendants. Very clean planes."
Cons: "A better movie and music selection."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Waiting forceherlchsir at Taipei and boarding plane took all of the 1.5 hour layover. Not very organized."

Pros: "Quick easy boarding"
Cons: "Food needed salt, wasn’t very tasty"

Pros: "Service was efficient and responsive ."
Cons: "Food was good"

Pros: "The movies and food"
Cons: "I was seated at the exit seats next to the wall. I feel the seat was more small there. My body hurt so much."

Pros: "Quite comfortable, met my expectations and I slept well. On board team were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Lounge in TPE is awful! Over crowded, noisy and a mess. I wouldn’t fly CI again just from the lounge experience."

Pros: "Good entertainment choice"
Cons: "Average economy plane food"

Cons: "The armrests don’t go up. Huge problem for kids trying to sleep on an overnight flight!"

Pros: "The air line reported 2 of my luggages as delayed and I still have not heard news on my 3rd missing luggage"
Cons: "How can u loose a luggage"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible experience. 3 hours on tarmac, no hotel, lost a night of sleep. Booked with United and am waiting to hear back from Kayak for my refund. Kayak did not impress me at all either, very poor communication. Still no email acknowledging the refund. Please contact me so this can be resolved and I can stop stressing. Email is best since I have another flight."

Pros: "Everything was on time."
Cons: "Seatbelt was too short"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The English of the crew wasn't fantastic"

Pros: "The food and entertainment was excellent. Thr crew are friendly and luxurious plane comforts make it worth the trip paid for."
Cons: "Not enough fresh air, breathing quality was poor before take off. We had fumes from jet gases leaking in through the air conditioning, but once the plane departed the quality improved."

Pros: "The food they served was very good."

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: "The service, the food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Entertainment device is updated and good"
Cons: "Staff at SFO was a little bit loud and mean when they asked the customers to line up—like in zone 1/2 boarding process."

Pros: "traveling with a child on long haul CI's family couch is the top choice."
Cons: "none."

Pros: "Flight is on time. Crew team is polite and smiling. Boarding is smooth."
Cons: "Food is so so. As always , there is many carry on items in Asia flights and not enough space to put."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Everything was bad! The seat were too tight , the aisle were narrow and no service from the flight attendant!"

Pros: "Friendly Movies"

Cons: "Appreciate blankets and pillows provided as well as complimentary wine"

Pros: "Super nice service from the crew on the flight. And the young woman at the check-in counter in San Francisco was terrifically friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Flight was just slightly delayed leaving in both San Francisco and Taipei. But the headwinds (certainly no fault of China Airlines!) made us 45 minutes late in Taipei, making us a little anxious about making connections, especially when we saw the long line to x-ray baggage going from one terminal to the next."

Pros: "Footer rest. Promptness around food and boarding."
Cons: "Entertainment selection isn't diverse."

Cons: "Seats are bad"

Cons: "They waited for another flight to come in I think because they could not sell enough seats so they doubled up one of their flights and made us wait for 12 hours very sad miss my connecting flight and further flights and friends at destination turned into a horrible experience but on my way home now hopefully it won't be so bad going hole"

Pros: "Very friendly and helpful flight attendants!"
Cons: "No vegetarian options for the meals... No snacks available for in-flight purchases... No menu of beverages available..."

Pros: "Good staff, new planes, polite and efficient"

Pros: "better food"

Cons: "Food Crew"

Pros: "60% full flight with empty seats New aricraft with better design"
Cons: "Landing time about 9pm local time"

Pros: "over all good"
Cons: "all good"

Cons: "$115 fee per surf board"

Pros: "If you're seated on a row with collapsible monitor that stows like a tray as opposed to a monitor on the back of the seat in front of you, then you must end your entertainment or whatever movie you're watching earlier as the plane descends. The other monitors are played right up until the plane comes to a complete stop."
Cons: "My luggage was unlocked but the combination was locked when it landed; therefore I couldn't open the luggage."

Pros: "good leg room, excellent food, service in Economy better than I've had in some other first class."
Cons: "A350 seat cushions are a little short for us tall folks."

Pros: "Enjoyed everything about my flight.Awesome service from the crew most welcoming.Plenty of leg room and comfortable seating.I have already recommend this airline to family and friends."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "They got us there. Good movie selection. Good wine"
Cons: "Normal Chinese airline seats are small and hard just lick setting on a rock. Didn't eat the food."

Pros: "Enough legroom & space in economy"

Cons: "Delayed one hour ..."

Cons: "Boarding at SFO was confusing since attendance gave wrong information so that we kept sitting to wait for our turn. And it ended up kind of disordering. Airline needs to improve this small process while customers waited for so long to board."

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